Robert Silvers

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Amyloid-β (Aβ) is a 39-42 residue protein produced by the cleavage of the amyloid precursor protein (APP), which subsequently aggregates to form cross-β amyloid fibrils that are a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease (AD). The most prominent forms of Aβ are Aβ1-40 and Aβ1-42, which differ by two amino acids (I and A) at the C-terminus. However, Aβ42 is more(More)
The presence of amyloid plaques composed of amyloid beta (Aβ) fibrils is a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease (AD). The Aβ peptide is present as several length variants with two common alloforms consisting of 40 and 42 amino acids, denoted Aβ1-40 and Aβ1-42, respectively. While there have been numerous reports that structurally characterize fibrils of Aβ1-40,(More)
During oxidative folding, the formation of disulfide bonds has profound effects on guiding the protein folding pathway. Until now, comparatively little is known about the changes in the conformational dynamics in folding intermediates of proteins that contain only a subset of their native disulfide bonds. In this comprehensive study, we probe the(More)
Livemap dynamically combines related components of time-varying data to provide a context-relevant view into an information landscape. Livemap facilitates a display of increased density by layering content that contains transparent elements and provides utility to help abstract areas of interest. RELATED RESEARCH Much work has been done to increase the(More)
The conformational analysis of non-native states of proteins remains one of the most difficult problems in structural biology, because such states are represented by a superimposition of several states that are rapidly interconverting. Hence, model building of the conformational ensemble remains challenging, although many different biophysical observables(More)
We investigate complexes of two paramagnetic metal ions Gd(3+) and Mn(2+) to serve as polarizing agents for solid-state dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP) of (1)H, (13)C, and (15)N at magnetic fields of 5, 9.4, and 14.1 T. Both ions are half-integer high-spin systems with a zero-field splitting and therefore exhibit a broadening of the mS = -1/2 ↔ +1/2(More)
“The World in Dalivision,” or simply, “Dalivision,” is an implementation of an “infinite” photographic mosaic inspired by a Salvador Dalí painting along with other pointillist work like that of Chuck Close. Using concepts derived from art such as luminance matching, Dalivision takes a source photo and converts it into a tiled mosaic, pulling pictures from(More)