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The dynamin family of large GTPases has been implicated in the formation of nascent vesicles in both the endocytic and secretory pathways. It is believed that dynamin interacts with a variety of cellular proteins to constrict membranes. The actin cytoskeleton has also been implicated in altering membrane shape and form during cell migration, endocytosis,(More)
Cortactin is an actin-binding protein that has recently been implicated in endocytosis. It binds directly to dynamin-2 (Dyn2), a large GTPase that mediates the formation of vesicles from the plasma membrane and the Golgi. Here we show that cortactin associates with the Golgi to regulate the actin- and Dyn2-dependent transport of cargo. Cortactin antibodies(More)
The apparent resistance of a finite-thickness layer measured with a four-electrode plunge probe depends on the electrode insertion depth, electrode spacing, and layer thickness, as well as the resistivity ratio of an underlying layer. A physical model consisting of air, a saline solution layer, and an agar layer simulates the real situation of resistivity(More)
This paper presents an experimental technique to measure the directional thermal conductivity and thermal diffusivity of materials. A heated thermistor heats the sample and a sensing thermistor placed about 2.5 mm away measures the temperature rise due the heating pulse at the heated thermistor. An empirical relation between the power delivered by the first(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a class of small noncoding RNAs that negatively regulate protein expression by binding protein-coding mRNAs and repressing translation. Accumulating evidence suggests that miRNAs are involved in cancer development and progression, acting as either tumor suppressors or oncogenes. Intriguingly, it has been shown that miR-133b was(More)
Radio-frequency (RF) hepatic ablation, offers an alternative method for the treatment of hepatic malignancies. We employed finite-element method (FEM) analysis to determine tissue temperature distribution during RF hepatic ablation. We constructed three-dimensional (3-D) thermal-electrical FEM models consisting of a four-tine RF probe, hepatic tissue, and a(More)
—In this paper, we propose a novel accurate detection framework of demosaicing regularity from different source images. The proposed framework first reversely classify the demosaiced samples into several categories and then estimates the underlying demosaicing formulas for each category based on partial second-order derivative correlation models, which(More)
Cell transformation by Rous sarcoma virus results in a dramatic change of adhesion structures with the substratum. Adhesion plaques are replaced by dot-like attachment sites called podosomes. Podosomes are also found constitutively in motile nontransformed cells such as leukocytes, macrophages, and osteoclasts. They are represented by columnar arrays of(More)
The high current density at the edge of a metal electrode causes hot spots, which can lead to charring or blood coagulation formation during radio-frequency (RF) cardiac ablation. We used finite element analysis to predict the current density distribution created by several electrode designs for RF ablation. The numerical results demonstrated that there(More)