Athene M. Donald

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Figure S1. Self-supporting hydrogel formation by hSAFs. Vials were (A) incubated for 30 minutes on ice, inverted and then incubated on ice for a further 30 minutes, or (B) incubated for 5 minutes on ice, 25 minutes at 20 ºC, inverted and then incubated for a further thirty minutes at 20 ºC. All samples were 1 mM in each peptide. Microrheology Gel strength(More)
Spindle orientation defines the plane of cell division and, thereby, the spatial position of all daughter cells. Here, we develop a live cell microscopy-based methodology to extract spindle movements in human epithelial cell lines and study how spindles are brought to a pre-defined orientation. We show that spindles undergo two distinct regimes of(More)
The molecular deposition of starch extracted from normal plants and transgenically modified potato lines was investigated using a combination of light microscopy, environmental scanning electron microscopy (ESEM) and confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM). ESEM permitted the detailed (10 nm) topographical analysis of starch granules in their hydrated(More)
The resolution capability of the scanning electron microscope has increased immensely in recent years, and is now within the sub-nanometre range, at least for inorganic materials. An equivalent advance has not yet been achieved for imaging the morphologies of nanostructured organic materials, such as organic photovoltaic blends. Here we show that(More)
Electron microscopy has been used to study the degradation of organic solar cells when exposed to humid air. Devices with various different combinations of commonly used organic solar cell hole transport layers and cathode materials have been investigated. In this way the ingress of water and the effect it has on devices could be studied. It was found that(More)
Several amyloid-forming proteins and peptides, including insulin 1 , β-lactoglobulin 2 and albumin 3 , form spherulites in vitro under non-physiological solution conditions. These micrometer-sized, roughly spherical structures are composed of ordered arrays of β sheets of amyloid fibrils in radial arrangements which, characteristically, show a typical(More)
The mechanisms by which the mammalian mitotic spindle is guided to a predefined orientation through microtubule-cortex interactions have recently received considerable interest, but there has been no dynamic model that describes spindle movements toward the preferred axis in human cells. Here, we develop a dynamic model based on stochastic activity of cues(More)
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