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Gap-junctional channels (connexin oligomers) are large-diameter aqueous pores formed by head-to-head association of two gap-junctional hemichannels, one from each of the adjacent cells. Profound hearing loss of genetic origin is common, and mutations of connexin 26 (Cx26) are the most frequent cause of this disorder. The Cx26 R75W mutant has been associated(More)
UNLABELLED We review our evidence in favour of the hypothesis that gap-junctional hemichannels (GJH) are activated by depletion of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) in human renal proximal tubule cells in primary culture (hPT cells). Undocked GJH permit fluxes of ions and hydrophilic molecules up to 1 kDa, and thus their opening can cause alterations of cell(More)
Raman spectra of C, molecules embedded in porous silicon (PSI through both physical deposition and chemical coupling were examined in the wavenumber ranges 400-5.50 and 1400-1500 cm-‘. Some new vibrational modes relevant to C,, molecular environments and disorder effects inside solid C,, were obtained with large intensities. Particularly, a downshift of the(More)
We report in this letter the observation of folded acoustic phonons in hydrogenated nanocrystalline silicon/amorphous silicon multilayers with visible emission, which are prepared in a plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition system. In the low-frequency range of 10–100 cm, the obtained Raman spectra clearly show some folded doublets from longitudinal(More)
Photoluminescence ~PL! spectra of as-made porous Si samples were obtained in a wide peak-wavelength range. After exposure to air or coupling with C60 molecules, the PL peak shifts to a pinning wavelength within the range of 610–630 nm. This pinning wavelength is almost independent of the size of the original porous Si nanocrystallites and both redshifting(More)
SiO2 /Ge:SiO2 /SiO2 sandwiched structure was fabricated for exploring efficient light emission. After annealed in N2 (O2,1%), this structure shows three photoluminescence ~PL! bands at 293, 395, and 780 nm. The intensity of the 395 nm band is largely enhanced in comparison with that from the monolayered Ge:SiO2 film. Spectral analyses suggest that the three(More)
Objective: To explore the diagnostic performance of susceptibility weighted imaging (SWI)in distinguishing benign or malignant soft tissue tumor, and to study pathological observation. Methods: Sixty-eight patients with soft tissue tumor, who received no previous treatment or invasive examination, received routine preoperative MRI examination and SWI(More)
The stability constants (log K) of Fe2+ chelates were determined on the basis of the shift in peak potential during the reduction of Fe2+ by a consortium of soluble ligands from incubated soils. Log K values ranged from 2.6 to 4.5. On average a change in pH of 1 unit induced a change in log K of 0.92 units. Aeration of the anaerobic decomposition products(More)