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Particle-conserving dynamics on the single-particle level

Schindler, T. ; Wittmann, René ; Brader, Joseph M.

In: Physical Review E, 2019, vol. 99, no. 1, p. 012605

We generalize the particle-conserving dynamics method of de las Heras et al. [J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 28, 244024 (2016)] to binary mixtures and apply this to hard rods in one dimension. Considering the case of one species consisting of only one particle enables us to address the tagged-particle dynamics. The time-evolution of the species-labeled density profiles is compared to exact...

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Fluid demixing kinetics on spherical geometry: power spectrum and Minkowski functional analysis

Böbel, A ; Bott, Matthias Christian ; Modest, H ; Brader, Joseph M. ; Räth, C

In: New Journal of Physics, 2019, vol. 21, no. 1, p. 013031

Dynamic density functional theory calculations of fluid–fluid demixing on spherical geometries are characterized via their angular power spectrum as well as via the Minkowski functionals (MFs) of their binarized fluid density fields. MFs form a complete set of additive, motion invariant and continuous morphological measures sensitive to nonlinear (spatial) correlations. The temporal...

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T cells loaded with magnetic nanoparticles are retained in peripheral lymph nodes by the application of a magnetic field

Sanz‑Ortega, Laura ; Rojas, José M. ; Marcos, Ana ; Portilla, Yadileiny ; Stein, Jens V. ; Barber, Domingo F.

In: Journal of Nanobiotechnology, 2019, vol. 17, no. 1, p. 14

T lymphocytes are highly dynamic elements of the immune system with a tightly regulated migration. T cell-based transfer therapies are promising therapeutic approaches which in vivo efficacy is often limited by the small proportion of administered cells that reaches the region of interest. Manipulating T cell localisation to improve specific targeting will increase the effectiveness of these...

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Aging effects on prefrontal cortex oxygenation in a posture-cognition dual-task: an fNIRS pilot study

Marusic, Uros ; Taube, Wolfgang ; Morrison, Shawnda A. ; Biasutti, Lea ; Grassi, Bruno ; Pauw, Kevin De ; Meeusen, Romain ; Pisot, Rado ; Ruffieux, Jan

In: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity, 2019, vol. 16, no. 1, p. 2

The aging process alters upright posture and locomotion control from an automatically processed to a more cortically controlled one. The present study investigated a postural-cognitive dual-task paradigm in young and older adults using functional Near- Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS).Methods: Twenty healthy participants (10 older adults 72 ± 3 y, 10 young adults 23 ± 3 y) performed a...

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The motor activity of DNA2 functions as an ssDNA translocase to promote DNA end resection

Levikova, Maryna ; Pinto, Cosimo ; Cejka, Petr

In: Genes and Development, 2017, vol. 31, no. 5, p. 493-502

DNA2 nuclease–helicase functions in DNA replication and recombination. This requires the nuclease of DNA2, while, in contrast, the role of the helicase activity has been unclear. We now show that the motor activity of both recombinant yeast and human DNA2 promotes efficient degradation of long stretches of ssDNA, particularly in the presence of the replication protein A. This degradation is...

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Cystathionine γ Lyase Sulfhydrates the RNA Binding Protein Human Antigen R to Preserve Endothelial Cell Function and Delay Atherogenesis

Bibli, Sofia-Iris ; Hu, Jiong ; Sigala, Fragiska ; Wittig, Ilka ; Heidler, Juliana ; Zukunft, Sven ; Tsilimigras, Diamantis I. ; Randriamboavonjy, Voahanginirina ; Wittig, Janina ; Kojonazarov, Baktybek ; Schürmann, Christoph ; Siragusa, Mauro ; Siuda, Daniel ; Luck, Bert ; Malik, Randa Abdel ; Filis, Konstantinos A. ; Zografos, George ; Chen, Chen ; Wang, Dao Wen ; Pfeilschifter, Josef ; Brandes, Ralf P. ; Szabo, Csaba ; Papapetropoulos, Andreas ; Fleming, Ingrid

In: Circulation, 2019, vol. 139, no. 1, p. 101–114

Hydrogen sulfide (H2S), generated by cystathionine γ lyase (CSE), is an important endogenous regulator of vascular function. The aim of the present study was to investigate the control and consequences of CSE activity in endothelial cells under physiological and proatherogenic conditions.

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Amphiphilic nanoparticle delivery enhances the anticancer efficacy of a TLR7 ligand via local immune activation

Mottas, Inès ; Bekdemir, Ahmet ; Cereghetti, Alessandra ; Spagnuolo, Lorenzo ; Yang, Yu-Sang Sabrina ; Müller, Marie ; J.Irvine, Darrell ; Stellaccic, Francesco ; Bourquin, Carole

In: Biomaterials, 2019, vol. 190–191, p. 111–120

Although immunotherapy shows great promise for the long-term control of cancer, many tumors still fail to respond to treatment. To improve the outcome, the delivery of immunostimulants to the lymph nodes draining the tumor, where the antitumor immune response is initiated, is key. Efforts to use nanoparticles as carriers for cancer immunotherapy have generally required targeting agents and...

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P2X7 receptor restrains pathogenic Tfh cell generation in systemic lupus erythematosus

Faliti, Caterina E. ; Gualtierotti, Roberta ; Rottoli, Elsa ; Gerosa, Maria ; Perruzza, Lisa ; Romagnani, Andrea ; Pellegrini, Giovanni ; De Ponte Conti, Benedetta ; Rossi, Riccardo L. ; Idzko, Marco ; Mazza, Emilia M.C. ; Bicciato, Silvio ; Traggiai, Elisabetta ; Meroni, Pier Luigi ; Grassi, Fabio

In: Journal of Experimental Medicine, 2019, vol. 216, no. 2, p. 317-336

Altered control of T follicular helper (Tfh) cells can lead to generation of autoantibodies and autoimmune manifestations. Signaling pathways that selectively limit pathogenic responses without affecting the protective function of Tfh cells are unknown. Here we show that the ATP-gated ionotropic P2X7 receptor restricts the expansion of aberrant Tfh cells and the generation of self-reactive...

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Time- and angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy of solids in the extreme ultraviolet at 500 kHz repetition rate

Puppin, M. ; Deng, Y. ; Nicholson, C. W. ; Feldl, J. ; Schröter, N. B. M. ; Vita, H. ; Kirchmann, P. S. ; Monney, Claude ; Rettig, L. ; Wolf, M. ; Ernstorfer, R.

In: Review of Scientific Instruments, 2019, vol. 90, no. 2, p. 023104

Time- and angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (trARPES) employing a 500 kHz extreme-ultraviolet light source operating at 21.7 eV probe photon energy is reported. Based on a high-power ytterbium laser, optical parametric chirped pulse amplification, and ultraviolet-driven high-harmonic generation, the light source produces an isolated high-harmonic with 110 meV bandwidth and a flux of...

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Litter decomposition driven by soil fauna, plant diversity and soil management in urban gardens

Tresch, Simon ; Frey, David ; Le Bayon, Renée-Claire ; Zanettac, Andrea ; Rasche, Frank ; Fliessbach, Andreas ; Moretti, Marco

In: Science of The Total Environment, 2019, vol. 658, p. 1614–1629

In the face of growing urban densification, green spaces in cities, such as gardens, are increasingly important for biodiversity and ecosystem services. However, the influences of urban green space management on biodiversity and ecosystem functioning (BEF) relationships is poorly understood. We investigated the relationship between soil fauna and litter decomposition in 170 urban garden sites...