Hundreds of small RNAs of approximately 22 nucleotides, collectively named microRNAs (miRNAs), have been discovered recently in animals and plants. Although their functions are being unravelled, their mechanism of biogenesis remains poorly understood. miRNAs are transcribed as long primary transcripts (pri-miRNAs) whose maturation occurs through sequential… (More)
We present a novel method of targeted gene disruption that involves direct injection of recombinant Cas9 protein complexed with guide RNA into the gonad of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. Biallelic mutants were recovered among the F1 progeny, demonstrating the high efficiency of this method.
Sqstm1/p62 functions in the non-canonical activation of nuclear factor (erythroid-derived 2)-like 2 (Nrf2). However, its physiological relevance is not certain. Here, we show that p62(-/-) mice exhibited an accelerated presentation of ageing phenotypes, and tissues from these mice created a pro-oxidative environment owing to compromised mitochondrial… (More)
BACKGROUND Dendrites often display remarkably complex and diverse morphologies that are influenced by developmental and environmental cues. Neuroplasticity in response to adverse environmental conditions entails both hypertrophy and resorption of dendrites. How dendrites rapidly alter morphology in response to unfavorable environmental conditions is… (More)
Motor imagery (MI)-based brain-computer interface systems (BCIs) normally use a powerful spatial filtering and classification method to maximize their performance. The common spatial pattern (CSP) algorithm is a widely used spatial filtering method for MI-based BCIs. In this work, we propose a new sparse representation-based classification (SRC) scheme for… (More)
Many nematodes show a stage-specific behavior called nictation in which a worm stands on its tail and waves its head in three dimensions. Here we show that nictation is a dispersal behavior regulated by a specific set of neurons, the IL2 cells, in C. elegans. We established assays for nictation and showed that cholinergic transmission was required for… (More)
—Hybrid multiple input multiple output (MIMO) systems consist of an analog beamformer with large antenna arrays followed by a digital MIMO processor. Channel estimation for hybrid MIMO systems in millimeter wave (mm-wave) communications is challenging because of the large antenna array and the low signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) before beamforming. In this… (More)
In order to characterize the mechanisms regulating neuronal expression of the nematode SNAP-25 gene, we identified the SNAP-25 genes of Caenorhabditis elegans and Caenorhabditis briggsae. Comparative sequence analysis and reporter assays revealed two putative 5' regulatory elements, P1 and P2, and four elements, I1h, I1m, I2h, and I2m, in the first intron.… (More)