Seyed Nader Seyed Reihani

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Syndapin 1 FBAR, a member of the Bin-amphiphysin-Rvs (BAR) domain protein family, is known to induce membrane curvature and is an essential component in biological processes like endocytosis and formation and growth of neurites. We quantify the curvature sensing of FBAR on reconstituted porcine brain lipid vesicles and show that it senses membrane curvature(More)
Membrane nanotubes, ubiquitous in cellular systems, adopt a spectrum of curvatures and shapes that are dictated by their intrinsic physical characteristics as well as their interactions with the local cellular environment. A high bending flexibility is needed in the crowded cytoplasm where tubes often need to bend significantly in the axial direction at(More)
Importance Measures (IMs) are used to rank the risk contributing factors in Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA). In this paper, existing IM methodologies are analyzed in order to select the most suitable IM for an Integrated PRA (IPRA) of Nuclear Power Plants. In IPRA, the classical PRA of the plant is used, but specific areas of concern (e.g., fire,(More)
Membrane deformation is a necessary step in a number of cellular processes such as filopodia and invadopodia formation and has been shown to involve membrane shaping proteins containing membrane binding domains from the IRSp53-MIM protein family. In reconstituted membranes the membrane shaping domains can efficiently deform negatively charged membranes into(More)
A novel co-flow heat exchanger intended for volumetrically efficient hydrogen production and utilizing catalytic surface combustion to drive endothermic steam reforming occurring in adjacent channels has been investigated experimentally and numerically. A single plate reactor has been developed for studying the complex interactions between H 2 or CH 4(More)
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