Biomolecular Sensing: Endotoxin-Induced Ordering Transitions in Liquid Crystalline Droplets

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Biomolecular Sensing: Endotoxin-Induced Ordering Transitions in Liquid Crystalline Droplets by Dr. Nicholas L. Abbott, University of Wisconsin at Madison

Dietary Selenium Deficiency Partially Rescues Type 2 Diabetes–Like Phenotypes of Glutathione Peroxidase-1–Overexpressing Male Mice

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This study was conducted to determine whether dietary Se deficiency precluded overproduction of glutathione peroxidase-1 (GPX1) activity in mice overexpressing (OE) this gene and thus rescued their type 2 diabetes–like phenotypes. A total of 20 male OE and wild-type (WT) mice were fed an Se-deficient (<0.02 mg/kg) diet or an Se-supplemented (0.3 mg/kg as sodium selenite) diet from 1 to 5 mo of age. Dietary Se deficiency eliminated or attenuated (P < 0.05) genotype differences in...
Authors: Xin Gen Lei, Li Li, Matt Pepper, Carol Roneker, Marko Vatamaniuk, Xi Yan

Liquid Crystalline Phases in Lipid Bilayers

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Linda Hirst gives a talk at the LC2CAM conference about the phases of lipid bilayers, the effect of different molecules in the membrane, and inducing phases by illumination.