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Neural control of tuneable skin iridescence in squid
Fast dynamic control of skin coloration is rare in the animal kingdom, whether it be pigmentary or structural. Iridescent structural coloration results when nanoscale structures disrupt incident light and selectively reflect ...
Visualization of actin filaments and monomers in somatic cell nuclei
(American Society for Cell Biology, 2013-02-27)
In addition to its long-studied presence in the cytoplasm, actin is also found in the nuclei of eukaryotic cells. The function and form (monomer, filament, or noncanonical oligomer) of nuclear actin are hotly debated, and ...
Microbial diversity and potential pathogens in onamental fish aquarium water
(Public Library of Science, 2012-09-06)
Ornamental fishes are among the most popular and fastest growing categories of pets in the United States (U.S.). The global scope and scale of the ornamental fish trade and growing popularity of pet fish in the U.S. are ...
Gene expression profile of peripheral blood lymphocytes from renal cell carcinoma patients treated with IL-2, Interferon-α and dendritic cell vaccine
(Public Library of Science, 2012-12-03)
Lymphocytes are a key component of the immune system and their differentiation and function are directly influenced by cancer. We examined peripheral blood lymphocyte (PBL) gene expression as a biomarker of illness and ...
Long-term warming alters carbohydrate degradation potential in temperate forest soils
(American Society for Microbiology, 2016-09-02)
As Earth's climate warms, soil carbon pools and the microbial communities that process them may change, altering the way in which carbon is recycled in soil. In this study, we used a combination of metagenomics and bacterial ...
Correction to “Importance of carbon-nitrogen interactions and ozone on ecosystem hydrology during the 21st century”
(American Geophysical Union, 2009-08-22)
Neuronal calcium sensor-1 enhancement of InsP3 receptor activity is inhibited by therapeutic levels of lithium
(American Society for Clinical Investigation, 2006-06)
Regulation and dysregulation of intracellular calcium (Ca2+) signaling via the inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptor (InsP3R) has been linked to many cellular processes and pathological conditions. In the present study, ...
Regeneration of oral siphon pigment organs in the ascidian Ciona intestinalis
Ascidians have powerful capacities for regeneration but the underlying mechanisms are poorly understood. Here we examine oral siphon regeneration in the solitary ascidian Ciona intestinalis. Following amputation, the ...
Soil hydraulic response to land-use change associated with the recent soybean expansion at the Amazon agricultural frontier
Clearing for large-scale soy production and the displacement of cattle-breeding by soybeans are major features of land-use change in the lowland Amazon that can alter hydrologic properties of soils and the runoff generation ...
N budgets and aquatic uptake in the Ipswich River basin, northeastern Massachusetts
(American Geophysical Union, 2004-11-05)
We calculated N budgets and conducted nutrient uptake experiments to evaluate the fate of N in the aquatic environment of the Ipswich River basin, northeastern Massachusetts. A mass balance indicates that the basin retains ...