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T2-family acidic endoribonucleases are represented in all genomes. A physiological role for RNase T2 has yet to be defined for metazoa. RNASET2 mutation in humans is linked with a leukoencephalopathy that arises in infancy characterized by cortical cysts and multifocal white matter lesions. We now show localization of RNASET2 within lysosomes. Further, we(More)
Lowe syndrome, which is characterized by defects in the central nervous system, eyes and kidneys, is caused by mutation of the phosphoinositide 5-phosphatase OCRL1. The mechanisms by which loss of OCRL1 leads to the phenotypic manifestations of Lowe syndrome are currently unclear, in part, owing to the lack of an animal model that recapitulates the disease(More)
Localized two-dimensional MR spectroscopy (2D MRS) is impacting the in vivo studies of brain metabolites due to improved spectral resolution and unambiguous assignment opportunities. Despite the large number of transgenic mouse models available for neurological disorders, localized 2D MRS has not yet been implemented in the mouse brain due to size(More)
Magnetic resonance microscopy (MRM) is an imaging modality that allows for noninvasive acquisition of high-resolution images in intact opaque animals. The zebrafish (Danio rerio) is an important model organism for the study of vertebrate biology. However, optical in vivo studies in zebrafish are restricted to very early developmental stages due to the(More)
Megalencephalic leukoencephalopathy with subcortical cysts (MLC) is a leukodystrophy characterized by myelin vacuolization and caused by mutations in MLC1 or GLIALCAM. Patients with recessive mutations in either MLC1 or GLIALCAM show the same clinical phenotype. It has been shown that GLIALCAM is necessary for the correct targeting of MLC1 to the membrane(More)
The solid-state photo-CIDNP effect is the occurrence of a non-Boltzmann nuclear spin polarization in rigid samples upon illumination. For solid-state NMR, which can detect this enhanced nuclear polarization as a strong modification of signal intensity, the effect allows for new classes of experiments. Currently, the photo- and spin-chemical machinery of(More)
In the last two decades, Magic Angle Spinning (MAS) NMR has created its own niche in studies involving photosynthetic membrane protein complexes, owing to its ability to provide structural and functional information at atomic resolution of membrane proteins when in the membrane, in the natural environment. The light-harvesting two (LH2) transmembrane(More)
Cyanobacteria are widely used as model organism of oxygenic photosynthesis due to being the simplest photosynthetic organisms containing both photosystem I and II (PSI and PSII). Photochemically induced dynamic nuclear polarization (photo-CIDNP) (13)C magic-angle spinning (MAS) NMR is a powerful tool in understanding the photosynthesis machinery down to(More)
The existing literature on the magnetic resonance imaging of murine models of Alzheimer's disease is reviewed. Particular attention is paid to the possibilities for the early detection of the disease. To this effect, not only are relaxometric and volumetric approaches discussed, but also mathematical models for plaque distribution and aggregation. Image(More)
Due to global warming and the limited resources of (fossil) fuels on Earth, it is highly important to gain a full understanding of all aspects of how biology utilizes solar energy. The field of photosynthesis research is very broad and comprises research at various levels—from ecosystems to isolated proteins. It begins with light capture, its conversion to(More)