Recent Submissions

  • De novo formation of an aggregation pheromone precursor by an isoprenyl diphosphate synthase-related terpene synthase in the harlequin bug 

    Lancaster, Jason; Khrimian, Ashot; Young, Sharon; Lehner, Bryan; Luck, Katrin; Wallingford, Anna; Ghosh, Saikat Kumar B.; Zerbe, Philipp; Muchlinski, Andrew; Marek, Paul E.; Sparks, Michael E.; Tokuhisa, James G.; Tittiger, Claus; Koellner, Tobias G.; Weber, Donald C.; Gundersen-Rindal, Dawn E.; Kuhar, Thomas P.; Tholl, Dorothea (2018-09-11)
    Insects use a diverse array of specialized terpene metabolites as pheromones in intraspecific interactions. In contrast to plants and microbes, which employ enzymes called terpene synthases (TPSs) to synthesize terpene ...
  • Can NanoSIMS probe quantitatively the geochemical composition of ancient organic-walled microfossils? A case study from the early Neoproterozoic Liulaobei Formation 

    Delarue, Frederic; Robert, Francois; Tartese, Romain; Sugitani, Kenichiro; Tang, Qing; Duhamel, Remi; Pont, Sylvain; Xiao, Shuhai (2018-07)
    Assessing the biogenicity of Precambrian putative remnants of life requires solid criteria. Among possible criteria, searching for evidence of pristine biological signatures and identifying various biological organic matter ...
  • Self-assembled PCBM bilayers on graphene and HOPG examined by AFM and STM 

    Li, Yanlong; Chen, Chuanhui; Burton, John; Park, Kyungwha; Heflin, James R.; Tao, Chenggang (2018-05-04)
    In this work we report fabrication and characterization of phenyl-C61-butyric acid methyl ester (PCBM) bilayer structures on graphene and highly oriented pyrolytic graphite (HOPG). Through careful control of the PCBM ...
  • Performance of a full scale prototype detector at the BR2 reactor for the SoLid experiment 

    Abreu, Y.; Amhis, Y.; Arnold, L.; Ban, G.; Beaumont, W.; Bongrand, M.; Boursette, D.; Castle, B. C.; Clark, K.; Coupe, B.; Cussans, D.; De Roeck, A.; D'Hondt, J.; Durand, D.; Fallot, M.; Ghys, L.; Giot, L.; Guillon, B.; Ihantola, S.; Janssen, X.; Kalcheva, S.; Kalousis, L. N.; Koonen, E.; Labare, M.; Lehaut, G.; Manzanillas, L.; Mermans, J.; Michiels, I.; Moortgat, C.; Newbold, D.; Park, J.; Pestel, V.; Petridis, K.; Pinera, I.; Pommery, G.; Popescu, L.; Pronost, G.; Rademacker, J.; Ryckbosch, D.; Ryder, N.; Saunders, D.; Schune, M. -H.; Simard, L.; Vacheret, A.; Van Dyck, S.; Van Mulders, P.; van Remortel, N.; Vercaemer, S.; Verstraeten, M.; Weber, A.; Yermia, F. (2018-05)
    The SoLid collaboration has developed a new detector technology to detect electron anti-neutrinos at close proximity to the Belgian BR2 reactor at surface level. A 288 kg prototype detector was deployed in 2015 and collected ...
  • Optimisation of the scintillation light collection and uniformity for the SoLid experiment 

    Abreu, Y.; Amhis, Y.; Beaumont, W.; Bongrand, M.; Boursette, D.; Castle, B. C.; Clark, K.; Coupe, B.; Cussans, D.; De Roeck, A.; Durand, D.; Fallot, M.; Ghys, L.; Giot, L.; Graves, K.; Guillon, B.; Henaff, D.; Hosseini, B.; Ihantola, S.; Jenzer, S.; Kalcheva, S.; Kalousis, L. N.; Labare, M.; Lehaut, G.; Manley, S.; Manzanillas, L.; Mermans, J.; Michiels, I; Moortgat, C.; Newbold, D.; Park, J.; Pestel, V; Petridis, K.; Pinera, I; Popescu, L.; Ryckbosch, D.; Ryder, N.; Saunders, D.; Schune, M-H; Settimo, M.; Simard, L.; Vacheret, A.; Vandierendonck, G.; Van Dyck, S.; Van Mulders, P.; Van Remortel, N.; Vercaemer, S.; Verstraeten, M.; Viaud, B.; Weber, A.; Yermia, F. (2018-09)
    This paper presents a comprehensive optimisation study to maximise the light collection efficiency of scintillating cube elements used in the SoLid detector. Very short baseline reactor experiments, like SoLid, look for ...
  • Generalized Likelihood Uncertainty Estimation and Markov Chain Monte Carlo Simulation to Prioritize TMDL Pollutant Allocations 

    Mishra, Anurag; Ahmadisharaf, Ebrahim; Benham, Brian L.; Wolfe, Mary Leigh; Leman, Scotland C.; Gallagher, Daniel L.; Reckhow, Kenneth H.; Smith, Eric P. (2018-12)
    This study presents a probabilistic framework that considers both the water quality improvement capability and reliability of alternative total maximum daily load (TMDL) pollutant allocations. Generalized likelihood ...
  • Stereochemical Control in the Still-Wittig Rearrangement Synthesis of Cyclohexyl (Z)- Alkene Inhibitors of Pin1 

    Chen, Xingguo R.; Fan, Shuang A.; Ware, Rachel I.; Etzkorn, Felicia A. (PLOS, 2015-10-07)
    Three stereoisomeric inhibitors of Pin1: (2R,5S)-, (2S,5R)- and (2S,5S)-Ac–pSer–Ψ[(Z) CH = C]–pipecolyl(Pip)–2-(2-naphthyl)ethylamine 1, that mimic L-pSer–D-Pro, D-pSer–LPro, and D-pSer–D-Pro amides respectively, were ...
  • Dynamic modeling of organic carbon fates in lake ecosystems 

    McCullough, Ian M.; Dugan, Hilary A.; Farrell, Kaitlin J.; Morales-Williams, Ana M.; Ouyang, Zutao; Roberts, Derek; Scordo, Facundo; Bartlett, Sarah L.; Burke, Samantha M.; Doubek, Jonathan P.; Krivak-Tetley, Flora E.; Skaff, Nicholas K.; Summers, Jamie C.; Weathers, Kathleen C.; Hanson, Paul C. (2018-10-24)
    Lakes are active processors of organic carbon (OC) and play important roles in landscape and global carbon cycling. Allochthonous OC loads from the landscape, along with autochthonous OC loads from primary production, are ...
  • How Precisely Can the Temperature of a Fluid Event be Constrained Using Fluid Inclusions? 

    Fall, Andras; Bodnar, Robert J. (2018-12)
    Fluid inclusions in clearly defined fluid inclusion assemblages (FIAs) from various geologic environments were examined to assess the uncertainty associated with determining the temperature of a fluid event based on fluid ...
  • Copper-boryl mediated organic synthesis 

    Hemming, David; Fritzemeier, Russell; Westcott, Stephen A.; Santos, Webster L.; Steel, Patrick G. (2018-10-07)
    Organoboron compounds are valuable synthetic intermediates that find application in a diverse variety of processes including both C-X and C-C bond-forming transformations. This has been achieved by using a variety of boron ...
  • Synthesis, characterization, and luminescent properties of two new Zr(IV) metal-organic frameworks based on anthracene derivatives 

    Rowe, Jennifer M.; Soderstrom, Erin M.; Zhu, Jie; Usov, Pavel M.; Morris, Amanda (2018-09)
    Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are crystalline materials constructed from metal ions or clusters, connected by multidentate organic ligands. Herein, we describe the synthesis and photophysical properties of two Zr-based, ...
  • The Astropy Project: Building an Open-science Project and Status of the v2.0 Core Package 

    Price-Whelan, A. M.; Sipocz, B. M.; Gunther, H. M.; Lim, P. L.; Crawford, S. M.; Conseil, S.; Shupe, D. L.; Craig, M. W.; Dencheva, N.; Ginsburg, A.; VanderPlas, J. T.; Bradley, L. D.; Perez-Suarez, D.; de Val-Borro, M.; Aldcroft, T. L.; Cruz, K. L.; Robitaille, T. P.; Tollerud, E. J.; Ardelean, C.; Babej, T.; Bach, Y. P.; Bachetti, M.; Bakanov, A., V; Bamford, S. P.; Barentsen, G.; Barmby, P.; Baumbach, A.; Berry, K. L.; Biscani, F.; Boquien, M.; Bostroem, K. A.; Bouma, L. G.; Brammer, G. B.; Bray, E. M.; Breytenbach, H.; Buddelmeijer, H.; Burke, D. J.; Calderone, G.; Rodriguez, J. L. Cano; Cara, M.; Cardoso, J. V. M.; Cheedella, S.; Copin, Y.; Corrales, L.; Crichton, D.; D'Avella, D.; Deil, C.; Depagne, E.; Dietrich, J. P.; Donath, A.; Droettboom, M.; Earl, N.; Erben, T.; Fabbro, S.; Ferreira, L. A.; Finethy, T.; Fox, R. T.; Garrison, L. H.; Gibbons, S. L. J.; Goldstein, D. A.; Gommers, R.; Greco, J. P.; Greenfield, P.; Groener, A. M.; Grollier, F.; Hagen, A.; Hirst, P.; Homeier, D.; Horton, A. J.; Hosseinzadeh, G.; Hu, L.; Hunkeler, J. S.; Ivezic, Z.; Jain, A.; Jenness, T.; Kanarek, G.; Kendrew, S.; Kern, N. S.; Kerzendorf, W. E.; Khvalko, A.; King, J.; Kirkby, D.; Kulkarni, A. M.; Kumar, A.; Lee, A.; Lenz, D.; Littlefair, S. P.; Ma, Z.; Macleod, D. M.; Mastropietro, M.; McCully, C.; Montagnac, S.; Morris, B. M.; Mueller, M.; Mumford, S. J.; Muna, D.; Murphy, N. A.; Nelson, S.; Nguyen, G. H.; Ninan, J. P.; Noethe, M.; Ogaz, S.; Oh, S.; Parejko, J. K.; Parley, N.; Pascual, S.; Patil, R.; Patil, A. A.; Plunkett, A. L.; Prochaska, J. X.; Rastogi, T.; Janga, V. Reddy; Sabater, J.; Sakurikar, P.; Seifert, M.; Sherbert, L. E.; Sherwood-Taylor, H.; Shih, A. Y.; Sick, J.; Silbiger, M. T.; Singanamalla, S.; Singer, L. P.; Sladen, P. H.; Sooley, K. A.; Sornarajah, S.; Streicher, O.; Teuben, P.; Thomas, S. W.; Tremblay, G. R.; Turner, J. E. H.; Terron, V; van Kerkwijk, M. H.; de la Vegat, A.; Watkins, L. L.; Weaver, B. A.; Whitmore, J. B.; Woillez, J.; Zabalza, V (2018-09)
    The Astropy Project supports and fosters the development of open-source and openly developed Python packages that provide commonly needed functionality to the astronomical community. A key element of the Astropy Project ...
  • Remote Alcohol Monitoring to Facilitate Incentive-Based Treatment for Alcohol Use Disorder: A Randomized Trial 

    Koffarnus, Mikhail N.; Bickel, Warren K.; Kablinger, Anita S. (2018-12)
    B ackground: The delivery of monetary incentives contingent on verified abstinence is an effective treatment for alcohol use disorder. However, technological barriers to accurate, frequent biochemical verification of alcohol ...
  • Neuroimaging, neuromodulation, and population health: the neuroscience of chronic disease prevention 

    Hall, Peter A.; Bickel, Warren K.; Erickson, Kirk I.; Wagner, Dylan D. (2018-09)
    Preventable chronic diseases are the leading cause of death in the majority of countries throughout the world, and this trend will continue for the foreseeable future. The potential to offset the social, economic, and ...
  • Environmental stresses induce karyotypic instability in colorectal cancer cells 

    Tan, Zhihao; Chan, Yong Jie Andrew; Chua, Ying Jie Karen; Rutledge, Samuel D.; Pavelka, Norman; Cimini, Daniela; Rancati, Giulia (2019-01)
    Understanding how cells acquire genetic mutations is a fundamental biological question with implications for many different areas of biomedical research, ranging from tumor evolution to drug resistance. While karyotypic ...
  • Modulations of the cosmic muon signal in ten years of Borexino data 

    Agostini, M.; Altenmueller, K.; Appel, S.; Atroshchenko, V; Bagdasarian, Z.; Basilico, D.; Bellini, G.; Benziger, J.; Bick, D.; Bolognino, I; Bonfini, G.; Bravo, D.; Caccianiga, B.; Calaprice, F.; Caminata, A.; Caprioli, S.; Carlini, M.; Cavalcante, P.; Cavanna, F.; Chepurnov, A.; Choi, K.; Collica, L.; D'Angelo, D.; Davini, S.; Derbin, A.; Ding, X. F.; Di Ludovico, A.; Di Noto, L.; Drachnev, I; Fomenko, K.; Formozov, A.; Franco, D.; Gabriele, F.; Galbiati, C.; Gschwender, M.; Ghiano, C.; Giammarchi, M.; Goretti, A.; Gromov, M.; Guffanti, D.; Hagner, C.; Houdy, T.; Hungerford, E.; Ianni, Aldo; Ianni, Andrea; Jany, A.; Jeschke, D.; Kobychev, V; Korablev, D.; Korga, G.; Kudryavtsev, V. A.; Kumaran, S.; Lachenmaier, T.; Laubenstein, M.; Litvinovich, E.; Lombardi, F.; Lombardi, P.; Ludhova, L.; Lukyanchenko, G.; Lukyanchenko, L.; Machulin, I; Manuzio, G.; Marcocci, S.; Maricic, J.; Martyn, J.; Meighen-Berger, S.; Meroni, E.; Meyer, M.; Miramonti, L.; Misiaszek, M.; Muratova, V; Neumair, B.; Nieslony, M.; Oberauer, L.; Opitz, B.; Orekhov, V; Ortica, F.; Pallavicini, M.; Papp, L.; Penek, Oe; Pietrofaccia, L.; Pilipenko, N.; Pocar, A.; Porcelli, A.; Raikov, G.; Ranucci, G.; Razeto, A.; Re, A.; Redchuk, M.; Romani, A.; Rossi, N.; Rottenanger, S.; Schoenert, S.; Semenov, D.; Skorokhvatov, M.; Smirnov, O.; Sotnikov, A.; Stokes, L. F. F.; Suvorov, Y.; Tartaglia, R.; Testera, G.; Thurn, J.; Toropova, M.; Unzhakov, E.; Vishneva, A.; Vogelaar, R. B.; von Feilitzsch, F.; Weinz, S.; Wojcik, M.; Wurm, M.; Yokley, Z.; Zaimidoroga, O.; Zavatarelli, S.; Zuber, K.; Zuzel, G. (2019-02)
    We have measured the flux of cosmic muons in the Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso at 3800 m.w.e. to be (3.432 +/- 0.003) center dot 10(-4) m(-2) s(-1) based on ten years of Borexino data acquired between May 2007 and ...
  • Objective Bayesian Analysis for Gaussian Hierarchical Models with Intrinsic Conditional Autoregressive Priors 

    Keefe, Matthew J.; Ferreira, Marco A. R.; Franck, Christopher T. (2019-03)
    Bayesian hierarchical models are commonly used for modeling spatially correlated areal data. However, choosing appropriate prior distributions for the parameters in these models is necessary and sometimes challenging. In ...
  • A Geodetic Strain Rate and Tectonic Velocity Model for China 

    Rui, X.; Stamps, D. Sarah (2019-03)
    The conjoining and interfering influence of the Circum-Pacific zone and the Tethys-Himalayan zone make China a country of intense intracontinental seismicity. Here we provide three new quantitatively assessed products and ...
  • High Blocking Temperature of Magnetization and Giant Coercivity in the Azafullerene Tb-2@C79N with a Single-Electron Terbium-Terbium Bond 

    Velkos, Georgics; Krylov, Denis S.; Kirkpatrick, Kyle; Spree, Lukas; Dubrovin, Vasilii; Buechner, Bernd; Avdoshenko, Stanislav M.; Bezmelnitsyn, Valeriy; Davis, Sean; Faust, Paul; Duchamp, James; Dorn, Harry C.; Popov, Alexey A. (2019-04-23)
    The azafullerene Tb-2@C79N is found to be a single-molecule magnet with a high 100-s blocking temperature of magnetization of 24 K and large coercivity. Tb magnetic moments with an easy-axis single-ion magnetic anisotropy ...
  • Suppression of Neutrophil Antimicrobial Functions by Total Particulate Matter From Cigarette Smoke 

    Zhang, Yao; Geng, Shuo; Prasad, G.L.; Li, Liwu (Frontiers, 2018-10-04)
    Chronic cigarette smoking is widely known to alter immune functions and compromise host defense against microbial infection. Neutrophils play an essential role in the immune defense against microbial pathogens and also ...

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