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Structural analysis of mtEXO mitochondrial RNA degradosome reveals tight coupling of nuclease and helicase components

Razew, Michal; Warkocki, Zbigniew; Taube, Michal; Kolondra, Adam; Czarnocki-Cieciura, Mariusz; Nowak, Elzbieta; Labedzka-Dmoch, Karolina; Kawinska, Aleksandra; Piatkowski, Jakub; Golik, Pawel; Kozak, Maciej; Dziembowski, Andrzej; Nowotny, Marcin

The mitochondrial RNA degradosome (mtEXO) plays an essential role in the regulation of mitochondrial gene expression and is composed of the 3′-to-5′ exoribonuclease Dss1 and the helicase Suv3. Here the authors present the RNA bound mtEXO crystal structure and give insights into its…
12 March 2019
(Natural) polymersCustomer publicationsPhase analysisPolymer researchSAXS

Effect of high molecular weight on pore formation and various properties of microporous membrane used for lithium-ion battery separator

Xu, Guan; Ding, Lei; Wu, Tong; Xiang, Ming; Yang, Feng

In this article, iPP cast films with high molecular weight in middle layer were prepared to investigate the effect of high molecular weight component on pore formation and mechanical strength. The results of DSC, SEM and 2D-XRD indicated that higher molecular weight and die draw ratio (DDR) would not alter…
12 March 2019
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Phosphorylation-induced conformational dynamics in an intrinsically disordered protein and potential role in phenotypic heterogeneity

Kulkarni, Prakash; Jolly, Mohit Kumar; Jia, Dongya; Mooney, Steven M.; Bhargava, Ajay; Kagohara, Luciane T.; Chen, Yihong; Hao, Pengyu; He, Yanan; Veltri, Robert W.; Grishaev, Alexander; Weninger, Keith; Levine, Herbert; Orban, John

Intrinsically disordered proteins (IDPs) that lack a unique 3D structure and comprise a large fraction of the human proteome play important roles in numerous cellular functions. Prostate-Associated Gene 4 (PAGE4) is an IDP that acts as a potentiator of the Activator Protein-1 (AP-1) transcription factor. Homeodomain-Interacting Protein Kinase 1 (HIPK1)…
12 March 2019
(Natural) polymersApplicationCharacteristic dimensionCharacterizationCrystalline fractionCustomer publicationsGIWAXSMaterialRenewable energyTechniqueThin films

The effect of side-chain substitution on the aggregation and photovoltaic performance of diketopyrrolopyrrole-alt-dicarboxylic ester bithiophene polymers

Heuvel, Ruurd; Colberts, Fallon J. M.; Li, Junyu; Wienk, Martijn M.; Janssen, René A. J.

Using a dicarboxylic ester bithiophene (DCBT) co-monomer, electron-withdrawing ester groups are introduced on the two central thiophene rings of an alternating donor–acceptor polymer (PDPP4T) consisting of diketopyrrolopyrrole (DPP) and quaterthiophene (4T) to increase the oxidation potential and reduce the photon energy loss in solar cells. To counteract the increased solubility…
12 March 2019
(Natural) polymersCharacteristic dimensionCustomer publicationsOrientation analysisPolymer researchSAXSTensileWAXS

Structural transformation from shish-kebab crystals to micro-fibrils through hot stretching process of gel-spun ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene fibers with high concentration solution

An, Minfang; Lv, You; Yao, Guibin; Zhang, Li; Wang, Zongbao

Structural evolution of gel-spun ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene fibers with high concentration solution via hot stretching process was investigated by in situ small-angle X-ray scattering, in situ wide-angle X-ray diffraction measurements, scanning electron microscopy, and differential scanning calorimetry. With the increase of stretching strain, the long period continuously increases…
12 March 2019
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Contribution to Accurate Spherical Gold Nanoparticle Size Determination by Single-Particle Inductively Coupled Mass Spectrometry: A Comparison with Small-Angle X-ray Scattering

Geertsen, Valérie; Barruet, Elodie; Gobeaux, Frédéric; Lacour, Jean-Luc; Taché, Olivier

Small-angle X-ray scattering spectroscopy (SAXS) is the method of choice for nanoparticle diameter and concentration determination. On the one hand, it is metrologically traceable for spherical nanoparticle mean diameter determination and does not require any sample preparation or calibration. On the other hand, single-particle inductively coupled mass spectrometry (SPICPMS) is…
12 March 2019
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Progression of the Morphology in Random Ionomers Containing Bulky Ammonium Counterions

Enokida, Joshua S.; Tanna, Vijesh A.; Winter, H. Henning; Coughlin, E. Bryan

Poly(isoprene-ran-dimethyloctylammonium styrenesulfonate) (P(I-ran-DMOASS)) copolymers with high molecular weights and dimethyloctylammonium styrenesulfonate (DMOASS) compositions ranging between 8 and 40 mol % (30 and 77 wt %) were synthesized via nitroxide-mediated polymerization. Thermal and viscoelastic characterization revealed distinct behaviors for the low (30–51 wt %) and high (56–77 wt…
12 March 2019
ApplicationCharacteristic dimensionCharacterizationCustomer publicationsMaterialPhase analysisSAXSSelf-assembled materialStructural biologyTechnique

Effects of oxidation on the physicochemical properties of polyunsaturated lipid membranes

Parra-Ortiz, Elisa; Browning, Kathryn L.; Damgaard, Liv S. E.; Nordström, Randi; Micciulla, Samantha; Bucciarelli, Saskia; Malmsten, Martin

The exposure of biological membranes to reactive oxygen species (ROS) plays an important role in many pathological conditions such as inflammation, infection, or sepsis. ROS also modulate signaling processes and produce markers for damaged tissue. Lipid peroxidation, mainly affecting polyunsaturated phospholipids, results in a complex mixture of oxidized products, which…
12 March 2019