ServicesInstrument Reservation - Facility Online Manager
Located on the first floor of the George W. Beadle building, the Morrison Microscopy Core Research Facility has state of the art imaging systems including light/fluorescence microscopes, confocal laser scanning microscopes and electron microscopes. The microscopy core facility will provide strong technical support for multi-disciplinary research in the state of Nebraska. We will also provide services, teaching and training for university research communities.
Supported by: 1) The Nebraska Research Initiative; 2) Federal funding by NIH COBREs (NCV, NRBC, and NCIBC); 3) A private donation from the Ken Morrison Family; 4) NU Foundation/IANR/ARD grants; and 5) usage/service fees.
For new users of this core:
If you are a new user to the Microscopy core and need to use one of the image tools of the core, please register as an internal or external user on our “facility online management” program (FOM) using the following link: http://fommcrf-biotech.unl.edu/fom/register. You may also contact the core director, Dr. Y. Joe Zhou by email firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at 402-472-5935 (office) or 402-472-5942 (facility) to schedule a time to use one of the systems or to have a training session. In order for us to assist you efficiently, we need to have some background information about your research project(s) related to microscopy so that we can identify which imaging system is the best fit for your experiment and what kind of training is needed. We will follow up your request and schedule an appointment with a core specialist to discuss some specifics on sample preparation, imaging collections or training for using one of the systems in the Microscopy core.
- Note: Up to 4 hrs at assisted rate will be applied to all new users (training fee included).
- 25% off the industry rates for NU Industrial Partners and NU faculty start-up companies.
- 5% UNL administrative processing fee will be added for users with external account (non-NU system).
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|Service||Academic/In House||Industry/Private Company Users|
|TEM - Unassisted/Assisted||$38/hour unassisted; $58/hour assisted||$100/hour unassisted; $150/hour assisted|
|Field-emission SEM||$30/hour unassisted; $53/hour assisted||$100/hour unassisted; $150/hour assisted|
|SEM Sample Preparation||$23/sample + $18/sample using membrane filtration + $15/run critical point dry||$60/sample; $20 run critical point dry|
|TEM Negative Stain||$28/sample ($10 additional grid)||$70/sample ($20 additional grid)|
|Standard TEM Preparation (fix, embed, section and stain)||$55/sample (1 block, 2 grids) ($10 for each additional TEM grid, $30/sample cost only||$120/first sample, $80/sample for samples 2-10 ($30 for each additional TEM grid)|
|Additional sectioning/staining of the embedded samples||$30/sample||$60/sample|
|Frozen and paraffin Sectioning by user||$30/sample plus material cost
$30/use (up to 4 hrs)
|Sputter Coating||$20/run (Free when examining the samples using this core’s SEMs)||$55/run|
Instruments & ServicesInstrument Reservation - Facility Online Manager
Advanced Fluorescence Microscopes
This confocal is best for live cell imaging analysis using cultured cells (in culture dishes or well plates). The cutting-edge imaging system includes a hybrid resonant dual scanner unit for ultrafast photo-activation imaging and integrated six-solid-state laser package (with 405nm, 440nm, 488nm, 514nm, 561nm, and 640nm laser lines). It also has an ultra-sensitive GaAsp hybrid 4+1 channel detector system and an advanced inverted microscope with a motorized stage and a stage-top incubator unit, which can be preprogramed to image samples using glass slides, culture dishes, or multiwall (6-96) plates.
This confocal is integrated with an upright fluorescence microscope (Ni-E) with a motorized stage, which allows user to carryout image analysis of large samples. This confocal also has an integrated six-solid-state laser package (with 405nm, 440nm, 488nm, 514nm, 561nm, and 640nm laser lines), and the NIS-Elements Confocal image acquisition and analysis program. Note: We also have a computer workstation for analysis of image data obtained using Nikon NIS-Element
It is equipped with automated stage and due digital cameras (Qi-@ mono with high sensitivity for low light/fluorescence, and F1-2 for colorimetric image). This system allows researchers to collect images using regular slides and dishes of cultured cells (or well plates) under sterile conditions for live cells imaging. The Ti-2 system has specific set of filter cubes (6 cube positions), including, DAPI, CFP, GFP, YFP, CY3/DsRed/RFP, mCherry/Texas Red, CY5, and CY7, allowing sequential image collections of samples with up to five fluorescent tags (including Cy7) with proper spectrum separation.
Nikon Ti-S Inverted Fluorescence Microscope with Digital camera allows researchers to collect images under sterile conditions.
Upright fluorescence microscope (Olympus AX70) with digital camera.
Stereo fluorescence microscope (Nikon SMZ800) with digital camera that allows users to examine samples under sterile conditions for phenotypic selections.
EVOS® FL Auto Cell Imaging System with an automated microscopic stage (computer controlled X-Y-Z movement), dual cameras, selectable excitation/emission filters from 5 LED Light Cubes (DAPI, GFP, RFP, Texas Red, and Cy5), and 3x optical zoom over different lenses (4x, 10x, 20x, 40x, 60x, and 100x). This system is user friendly and suitable for single or multi-labeling fluorescence or colorimetric image acquisitions from sections or live cells using single culture dish, 6, 12, or 24-well culture plates, or 96 well ELISA plate.
Hitachi H7500 TEM is an advanced electron microscope with a window-based computerized operating system for a) ultrastructural analysis on ultrathin sections of samples, b) assay of nanoparticles, and c) examination of negative stained microbial particles (such as virus) and nanoparticles. A bottom-mount high-resolution CCD camera is installed with this system.
Magnification range: 50x to 200,000x (HC mode at 80 KV); Resolution (point to point): up to 0.5 nm
Hitachi S4700 Field-Emission SEM is a powerful tool for topographic analysis at nano-scale levels, which uses windows-based computerized operating system with the high-resolution digital processing capacity.
Magnification range: 20x to 500,000x; Resolution: up to 1.0 nm
Other equipment and services
This cell culture unit was designed for live cell image analysis so that users do not have to transport live cells to the core and can do different cell treatments within the imaging core.
- Techniques Sputter is used for larger sputtering particle and thicker coating for large samples such as rocks, leafs, and food products.
- Denton Desk V Sputter is used for small sputtering particles when using high-resolution topographic analyses of cells and biological tissues at high magnification.
- Leica Cryostat is used for preparation of frozen sections for animal or plant tissues for immunofluorescence or histochemical localization analyses of specific molecules or proteins of interest.
- Leica Rotary Microtome is used for paraffin sectioning for thin sections for histological and immunochemical image analyses.
- Leica EM UC7 Ultramicrotome is used for preparation of semi- and ultra-thin sections of biological samples, including animal/plant cell or tissues and microorganisms.
The core has staining tools for immunofluorescence labeling for confocal Microscopy and immunogold labeling for electron microscopy. We can also provide training for users to carry out such experiments in their own labs.
- Determination of cell viability or cell survival
- In situ hybridization
- Co-localization of GFP-tagged proteins with markers of cellular components and live cell imaging
- Whole-mount immunochemical fluorescence confocal microscopy
- Immunogold labeling method for electron microscopy (for ultrathin sections)
- Immunofluorescence microscopy using frozen sections, chamber-slides or coverslips
- TEM buffers fixation methods for general users
- Chart for laser lines and filters for FV500 and A1 confocal systems
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Gulati, P. Zhou Y. Elowsky C., Rose, DJ. 2018. Microstructural changes to proso millet protein bodies upon cooking and digestion. J. Cereal Sci. 80, March 2018, Pages 80-86; DOI/10.1016/j.jcs.2018.02.001
Krishnan B, Massilamany C, Basavalingappa RH, Gangaplara A, Rajasekaran RA, Afzal MZ, Khalilzad-Sharghi V, Zhou Y, Riethoven JJ, Nandi SS, Mishra PK, Sobel RA, Strande JL, Steffen D, Reddy J., 2017 Epitope Mapping of SERCA2a Identifies an Antigenic Determinant That Induces Mainly Atrial Myocarditis in A/J Mice. J. Immunol. Epub 2017 Dec 11. doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.1701090. PMID: 29229678
Tatineni, S., Elowsky, C., Graybosch, R. 2017. Wheat streak mosaic virus Coat Protein Deletion Mutants Elicit More Severe Symptoms than Wild-Type Virus in Multiple Cereal Hosts. Mol Plant-Microbe Interactions. 2017 Dec;30(12):974-983. doi: 10.1094/MPMI-07-17-0182-R. PMID: 28840785
Zhou, X., Lesiak, L., Lai, R., Beck, J., Zhao, J., Elowsky, C., Li, H., Stains, C. Chemoselective Alteration of Fluorophore Scaffolds as a Strategy for the Development of Ratiometric Chemodosimeters. 2017. Angewandte Chemie International Edition. 56(15), 4197-4200. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201612628
Tso FY, Sawyer A, Kwon EH, Mudenda V, Langford D, Zhou Y, West J, Wood C., 2017 Kaposi's Sarcoma-Associated Herpesvirus Infection of Neurons in HIV-Positive Patients. J Infect Dis. 2017 Jun 15; 215(12):1898-1907.
Marroquin-Guzman, M., Hartline, D., Wright, J., Elowsky, C., Bourret, T., Wilson, R. 2017. The Magnaporthe oryzae nitrooxidative stress response suppresses rice innate immunity during blast disease. Nature Microbiology 2, 17054. DOI: 10.1038/nmicrobiol.2017.54
Mandal S, Prathipati PK, Kang G, Zhou Y, Yuan Z, Fan W, Li Q, Destache CJ., 2017 Tenofovir alafenamide and elvitegravir loaded nanoparticles for long-acting prevention of HIV-1 vaginal transmission. AIDS. 2017 Feb 20;31(4):469-476. PMID: 28121666
Elowsky, C., Wamboldt, Y., Mackenzie, S. 2017. Laser Scanning Confocal Microscopy for Arabidopsis Epidermal, Mesophyll and Vascular Parenchyma Cells. Bio-protocol. 7(5): e2150. DOI: 10.21769/BioProtoc.2150
Mandal, S., Belshan, M., Holec, A., Zhou, Y., Destache, C. J. (2016). An Enhanced Emtricitabine-Loaded Long-Acting Nanoformulation for Prevention or Treatment of HIV Infection. Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy. 2016 Dec 27; 61(1) pii: e01475-1.
Walter ME, Ortiz A, Sondgeroth C, Sindt NM, Duszenko N, Catlett JL, Zhou Y, Valloppilly S, Anderson C, Fernando S, Buan NR. 2016. High-throughput mutation, selection, and phenotype screening of mutant methanogenic archaea. J Microbiol Methods. 2016 Oct 19. pii: S0167-7012(16)30297-4. doi: 10.1016/j.mimet.2016.10.010
Gao Y., J. Song, S. Li, C. Elowsky, Y. Zhou, S. Ducharme, Y.M. Chen, Q. Zhou, L. Tan 2016. Hydrogel microphones for stealthy underwater listening. Nat Commun. 2016 Aug 24;7:12316.
Bohovych I, Kastora S, Christianson S, Topil D, Kim H, Fangman T, Zhou Y, Barrientos A, Lee J, Brown AJ, Khalimonchuk O. 2016. Oma1 links mitochondrial protein quality control and TOR signaling to modulate physiological plasticity and cellular stress responses. Mol Cell Biol. 2016 Jun 20. pii: MCB.00156-16.
Destache CJ, Mandal S, Yuan Z, Kang G, Date AA, Lu W, Shibata A, Pham R, Bruck P, Rezich M, Zhou Y, Vivekanandan R, Fletcher CV, Li Q. 2016 Topical Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate Nanoparticles Prevent HIV-1 Vaginal Transmission in a Humanized Mouse Model. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2016 May 23;60(6):3633-9. doi: 10.1128/AAC.00450-16.
Virdi, K., Wamboldt, Y., Kundariya, H., Laurie, J., Keren, I., Kumar, K.R.S, Block, A., Bassett, G., Luebker, S., Elowsky, C., Day, P., Roose, J., Bricker, T., Elthon, T., Mackenzie, S. 2016. MSH1 is a plant organellar DNA binding and thylakoid protein under precise spatial regulation to alter development. Molecular Plant 9(2) 245-260.
Guo, M., Kim, P., Li, G., Elowsky, C., Alfano, J. 2016. A bacterial effector co-opts calmodulin to target the plant microtubule network. Cell Host & Microbe 19, 67-78.
Navarro-Yepes, J., Anandhan, A., Bradley, E., Bohovych, I., Yarabe, B., de Jong, A., Ovaa, H., Zhou, Y., Khalimonchuk, O., Quintanilla-Vega, B., Franco Cruz, R. 2015. Inhibition of Protein Ubiquitination by Paraquat and 1-Methyl-4-Phenylpyridinium Impairs Ubiquitin-Dependent Protein Degradation Pathways. Mol Neurobiol. 2015 Sept 26:1-23. DOI 10.1007/s12035-015-9414-9
Mandal, S. Y Zhou, A. Shibata, and C. J. Destache. 2015 Confocal fluorescence microscopy: An ultra-sensitive tool used to evaluate intracellular antiretroviral nano-drug delivery in HeLa cells AIP ADVANCES 5, 084803 (2015): dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4926584
Petro, T. M., Agarkova, I., Zhou, Y., Yolken, R. H., Van Etten, J. L., Dunigan, D. 2015. Response of Mammalian Macrophages to Challenge with the Chlorovirus Acanthocystis turfacea Chlorella Virus 1. Journal of virology, 89(23), 12096-107.
Lee, D., M. M. Rahman, Y. Zhou, S. Ryu. 2015 Confocal Microscopy Indentation Method for Hydrogel. Langmuir. 2015. 31(35), 9684-93.
McAtee CO, Berkebile AR, Elowsky C, Fangman T, Barycki JJ, Wahl JK, Khalimonchuk O, Naslavsky N, Caplan S, Simpson MA. Hyaluronidase Hyal1 Increase Tumor Cell Proliferation and Motility Through Accelerated Vesicle Trafficking. J. Biol. Chem. 2015 Apr 8. Pii: jbc.M115.647.446.
Date, A.A., A. Shibata, E. McMullen, K. L. Bruzzo, P. Bruck, M. Belshan, Y. Zhou, C. J. Destache. 2015. Thermosensitive gel containing cellulose acetate phthalate-efavirenz combination nanoparticles for prevention of HIV-1 infection. J. Biomed. Nanotechnol. 11 (3), March 2015: 416-427.
Friesen K, Chen H, Zhu J, Taylor DB. External Morphology of Stable Fly (Diptera: Muscidae) Larvae. J Med Entomol. 2015 Jul;52(4):626-37.
Hu, M., T. Zhang, J. Stansbury, Y. Zhou, H. Chen, J. Neal. 2015. Contributions of Internal and External Fouling to Trans-membrane Pressure in MBRs: Experiments and Modeling. J. Environ. Eng. 2015 141(6): 04014097. EE.1943-7870.0000925.
Sanford B, Li Y, Maly CJ, Madson CJ, Chen H, Zhou Y, Belshan M. 2014. Deletions in the fifth alpha helix of HIV-1 matrix block virus release. Virol. 2014 Sep 10; 468-470C:293-302.
Block, A., Widhalm, J., Fatihi, A., Cahoon, R., Wamboldt, Y., Elowsky, C., Mackenzie, S., Cahoon, E., Chapple, C., Dudareva, N., Basset, G. 2014. The Origin and Biosynthesis of the Benzenoid Moiety of Ubiquinone (Coenzyme Q) in Arabidopsis. The Plant Cell 26(5) 1938–1948.
Edagwa BJ, Guo D, Puligujja P, Chen H, McMillan J, Liu X, Gendelman HE, Narayanasamy P. Long-acting antituberculous therapeutic nanoparticles target macrophage endosomes. FASEB J. 2014 Dec;28(12):5071-82.
Massilamany, C., Gangaplara A, Jia T, Elowsky C, Li Q, Zhou Y, and Reddy J. 2014. In Situ Detection of Autoreactive CD4 T Cells in Brain and Heart Using Major Histocompatibility Complex Class II Dextramers: J. Vis. Exp. 2014 Aug 1; (90). doi: 10.3791/51679.
Wang, L., G. Kang, P. Kumar, W. Lu, Y. Li, Y. Zhou, Q. Li and C. Wood. 2014. Humanized-BLT Mouse Model of Kaposi's Sarcoma-Associated Herpesvirus Infection. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Feb 25; 111(8):3146-51.
Li, G., Froehlich, J., Elowsky, C., Msanne, J., Ostosh, A., Zhang, C., Awada, T., Alfano, J. 2014. Distinct Pseudomonas type-III effectors use a cleavable transit peptide to target chloroplasts. The Plant Journal 77 (2) 310–321.
Zhou, Y. Confocal imaging of nerve cells; Chapter 18, in “Current Laboratory Methods in Neuroscience Research” (H. Xiong and H. Gendelman, Editors). Springer Science + Business Media, New York. 2014, page: 235-247
Massilamany, C., Gangaplara A, Jia T, Elowsky C, Kang G, Li Q, Zhou Y, and Reddy J. 2014. Direct staining with major histocompatibility complex class II dextramers permits detection of antigen-specific, autoreactive CD4 T cells in situ. PLoS One. 2014 Jan 27; 9(1):e87519. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0087519.
Frese SA, Mackenzie DA, Peterson DA, Schmaltz R, Fangman T, Zhou Y, Zhang C, Benson AK, Cody LA, Mulholland F, Juge N, Walter J. 2013 Molecular Characterization of Host-Specific Biofilm Formation in a Vertebrate Gut Symbiont. PLoS Genet. 2013 Dec 9(12): e1004057 (1-13).
Guo X, Yuan L, Chen H, Sato SJ, Clemente TE, Holding DR. Nonredundant function of zeins and their correct stoichiometric ratio drive protein body formation in maize endosperm. Plant Physiol. 2013 Jul;162(3):1359-69.
Block, A., Toruno, T., Elowsky, C., Zhang, C., Steinbrenner, J., Beynon, J., Alfano, J. 2013. The Pseudomonas syringae type III effector HopD1 suppresses effector‐triggered immunity, localizes to the endoplasmic reticulum, and targets the Arabidopsis transcription factor NTL9. New Phytologist 201 (4) 1358–1370.
Garcia-Garcia A1, Anandhan A, Burns M, Chen H, Zhou Y, Franco R. Impairment of Atg5-dependent autophagic flux promotes paraquat- and MPP⁺-induced apoptosis but not rotenone or 6-hydroxydopamine toxicity. Toxicol Sci. 2013 Nov;136(1):166-82.
Wang G, Xu Z, Chen Z, Niu W, Zhou Y, Guo J, Tan L. 2013. Sequential binding of large molecules to hairy MOFs. Chem Commun (Camb). 2013 Jun 27; 49(59):6641-3.
Block, A., Fristedt, R., Rogers, S., Kumar, J., Barnes, B., Barnes, J., Elowsky, C., Wamboldt, Y., Mackenzie, S., Redding, K., Merchant, S., Basset, G. 2013. Functional modeling identifies paralogous solanesyl-disphosphate synthases that assemble the side chain of plastoquinone-9 in plastids. J. Biol. Chem 288 27594-27606.
Rodriguez-Rocha H, Garcia-Garcia A, Pickett C, Sumin L, Jones J, Chen H, Webb B, Choi J, Zhou Y, Zimmerman MC, Franco R. 2013. Compartmentalized oxidative stress in dopaminergic cell death induced by pesticides and complex I inhibitors: Distinct roles of superoxide anion and superoxide dismutases. Free Radic Biol Med. 2013 Apr 19. pii: S0891-5849(13)00161-5. 2013.04.021.
Shibata A, McMullen E, Pham A, Belshan M, Sanford B, Zhou Y, Goede M, Date AA, Destache C. 2013. Polymeric nanoparticles containing combination antiretroviral drugs for HIV-1 treatment. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2013 May; 29(5):746-54.
Maldonado, MX., T. Fangman, AF Pinto, JH Rupnow, RW Hutkins. Inhibition of Lectin Adherence to Tissue Culture Cells by Prebiotic Carbohydrates. Advances in Bioscience and Biotechnology: 2013, 4, 67-74
Elowsky, C., Jordan-Thaden, I., Kaul, R. 2013 A morphological analysis of a hybrid warm of native Ulmus rubra and introduced U. pumila (Ulmaceae) in Southeastern Nebraska. Phytoneuron 44 1–23.
Valente RM, Ehlers E, Xu D, Ahmad H, Steadman A, Blasnitz L, Zhou Y, Kastanek L, Meng B, Zhang L. 2012 Toll-like receptor 7 stimulates the expression of epstein-barr virus latent membrane protein 1. PLoS One. 2012; 7(8): e43317.
Kumar T, Dweikat I, Sato S, Ge Z, Nersesian N, Chen H, Elthon T, Bean S, Loerger BP, Tilley M, Clemente T. Modulation of kernel storage proteins in grain sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench). Plant Biotechnol J. 2012 Jun;10(5):533-44.
Wu Y, Chen Q, Peng H, Dou H, Zhou Y, Huang Y, Zheng JC. 2012. Directed migration of human neural progenitor cells to interleukin-1β is promoted by chemokines stromal cell-derived factor-1 and monocyte chemotactic factor-1 in mouse brains. Transl Neurodegener. 2012 Jul 31; 1(1):15.
Lawrence N, Wells-Kingsbury J, Ihrig M, Fangman T, Namavar F, and Cheung C. Controlling Bacterial Adhesion on Bioceramic Films Using Poly(Amino Acids) . ACS Langmuir, February 2012.
Ducluzeau, A., Wamboldt, Y., Elowsky, C., Mackenzie, S., Schuurink, R., Basset, G. 2012. Gene network reconstruction identifies the authentic trans-prenyl diphosphate synthase that makes the solanesyl moiety of ubiquinone-9 in Arabidopsis. The Plant Journal 69 (2) 366–375.
Widhalm, j., Decluzeau, A., Buller, N., Elowsky, C., Olsen, L., Basset, G. 2012 Phylloquinone (vitamin k1) biosynthesis in plants: two two peroxisomal thioesterases of lactobacillales origin hydrolyze 1,4-dihydroxy-2-naphthoyl-coa. The Plant Journal 71 (2) 205–215.
Kanmogne, GD, S. Singh, U. Roy, X. Liu, J. McMillan, S. Gorantla, S. Balkundi, N. Smith, Y. Alnouti, N. Gautam, Y. Zhou, L. Poluektova, A. Kabanov, T. Bronich, and HE. Gendelman, 2012. Mononuclear phagocyte intercellular crosstalk facilitates transmission of cell-targeted nanoformulated antiretroviral drugs to human brain endothelial cells. Internat. J. Nanomed. May 2012 Vol 2012 (7): 2373-88 (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/IJN.S29454).
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Huang, C., Hongxia Zhou, Jianbin Tong, Han Chen, Yong-Jian Liu, Dian Wang, Xiaotao Wei, Xu-Gang Xia. FUS Transgenic Rats Develop the Phenotypes of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration. PLoS Genetics 2011 7(3): e1002011
Malinouski, M., Y. Zhou, V.V. Belousov, D.L. Hatfield, V.N. Gladyshev, 2011. Hydrogen peroxide probes directed to different cellular compartments. PLoS One. 2011 Jan 21; 6(1):e14564.
Xu, Y., Arrieta-Montiel M., Wamboldt Y., Virdi K., dePaula, W., Widhalm J., Basset, G., Davila, J., Elthon, T., Elowsky, C., Sato, S., Clemente, T., Mackenzie S. 2011. MutS HOMOLOG1 is a Nucleoid Protein that alters mitochondrial and plastic properties and plant response to high light. The Plant Cell 23:9, 3428–3441.
Balkundi S, Nowacek AS, Veerubhotla RS, Chen H, Martinez-Skinner A, Roy U, Mosley RL, Kanmogne G, Liu X, Kabanov AV, Bronich T, McMillan J, Gendelman HE. 2011. Comparative manufacture and cell-based delivery of antiretroviral nanoformulations. Int J Nanomedicine. 2011;6: 3393-404.
Khanobporn, K., Chen Han, Baxendale Fred, Brewer Gary, Zhu Junwei 2011. Characterization of Olfactory Sensilla of Stomoxys calcitrans and Electrophysiological Responses to Odorant Compounds Associated with their Host and Oviposition. Medical and Veterinary Entomology. 2011 25; 327–336
Sarath G, Dien B, Saathoff AJ, Vogel KP, Mitchell RB, Chen H. 2011. Ethanol yields and cell wall properties in divergently bred switchgrass genotypes. Bioresour Technol. 2011 Oct;102(20):9579-85.
Quintero M, Maldonado M, Perez-Munoz, Jimenez R, Fangman T, Rupnow J, Wittke A, Russell M, and Hutkins R. 2011. Adherence inhibition of Cronobacter sakazakii to Intestinal Epithelial Cells by Prebiotic Oligosaccharides. Curr Microbiol, 2011 May: 62(5):1448-54,
Jiang S, Chen H, Wang Z, Riethoven JJ, Xia Y, Miner J, Fromm M. Activated AMPK and prostaglandins are involved in the response to conjugated linoleic acid and are sufficient to cause lipid reductions in adipocytes. J Nutr Biochem. 2011. Jul;22(7):656-64.
Wen HJ, Yang Z, Zhou Y, Wood C. 2010 Enhancement of autophagy during lytic replication by the Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus replication and transcription activator. J Virol. 2010 Aug; 84(15):7448-58.
Santo, C., Ee, W., Elowsky, C., Quaranta, D., Domaille, D., Christopher C., Grass, G. 2010. Bacterial Killing by dry metallic copper surfaces. Applied & Environmental Microbiology (77) 3, 794–802.
van Dijk K, Ding Y, Malkaram S, Riethoven JJ, Liu R, Yang J, Laczko P, Chen H, Xia Y, Ladunga I, Avramova Z, Fromm M. Dynamic changes in genome-wide histone H3 lysine 4 methylation patterns in response to dehydration stress in Arabidopsis thaliana. BMC Plant Biol. 2010 Nov 5;10:238.
Quarana, D., Krans, T., Santo, C., Elowsky, C., Domaille, D., Christopher C., Grass, G. 2010. Mechanisms of contact-mediated killing of yeast cells on dry metallic copper surfaces. Applied & Environmental Microbiology (77)2, 416–426.
Russo, S., Cannon, W., Elowsky, C., Tan, S., Davies, S. 2010. Variation in leaf stomatal traits of 28 tree species in relation to water-use efficiency along an edaphic gradient in Bornean rain forest. American Journal of Botany (97)7, 1109–1120.
Zhou, H., Cao Huang, Han Chen, Dian Wang, Carlisle P. Landel, Pedro Yuxing Xia, Robert Bowser, Yong-Jian Liu, Xu Gang Xia. Transgenic Rat Model of Neurodegeneration Caused by Mutation in the TDP Gene. PLoS Genetics 2010 6(3): e1000887
Block, A., Guo, M., Li,G., Elowsky, C., Clemente, TE., Alfano, JR. 2010. The Pseudomonas syringae type III effector HopG1 targets mitochondria, alters plant development and suppresses plant innate immunity. Cell Microbiology 12(3), 318–330.
Kehr S, Malinouski M, Finney L, Vogt S, Labunskyy VM, Kasaikina MV, Carlson BA, Zhou Y, Hatfield DL, Gladyshev VN. 2009. X-Ray Fluorescence Microscopy Reveals the Role of Selenium in Spermatogenesis. J Mol Biol. 2009 Jun 26;389 (5):808-18.
Saira K, Zhou Y, Jones C. 2009. The infected cell protein 0 encoded by bovine herpesvirus 1 (bICP0) associates with interferon regulatory factor 7 (IRF7), and consequently inhibits beta interferon promoter activity. J Virol. 2009 Apr;83 (8):3977-81.
Bharadwaj, A., Kovar, J., Loghman, E., Elowsky, C., Oakley, G., Simpson, M. 2009. Spontaneous metastasis of prostate cancer if promoted by excess hyluronan synthesis and processing. American Journal of Pathology 174(3), 1027–1036.
Dien, B.S., Gautam Sarath, Jeffrey F. Pedersen, Scott E. Sattler, Han Chen, Deanna L. Funnell-Harris, Nancy N. Nichols, Michael A. Cotta. Improved Sugar Conversion and Ethanol Yield for Forage Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L. Moench) Lines with Reduced Lignin Contents. Bioenerg. Res. 2009 2:153–164
Wamboldt, Y., Mohammed, S., Elowsky, C., Wittgren, C., de Paula, W., Mackenzie, S. 2009. Participation of leaky ribosomes scanning in protein dual targeting by alternative translation initiation in higher plants. Plant Cell 21(1), 157–167.
Peng H, Whitney N, Wu Y, Tian C, Dou H, Zhou Y, Zheng J. 2008. HIV-1-infected and/or immune-activated macrophage-secreted TNF-alpha affects human fetal cortical neural progenitor cell proliferation and differentiation. Glia. 2008 Jun; 56(8):903-16.
Rogers AJ, Loggen M, Lee K, Angeletti PC. Varying efficiency of long-term replication of papillomaviruses in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Virology. 2008 Nov 10;381(1):6-10.
Erume J, Berberov EM, Kachman SD, Scott MA, Zhou Y, Francis DH, Moxley RA. 2008. Comparison of the Contributions of Heat-Labile Enterotoxin and Heat-Stable Enterotoxin b to the Virulence of Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli in F4ac Receptor-Positive Young Pigs. Infect Immun. 2008 Jul; 76(7):3141-9.
Saleh A, Alvarez-Venegas R, Yilmaz M, Le O, Hou G, Sadder M, Al-Abdallat A, Xia Y, Lu G, Ladunga I, Avramova Z. The highly similar Arabidopsis homologs of trithorax ATX1 and ATX2 encode proteins with divergent biochemical functions. Plant Cell. 2008 Mar;20(3):568-79.
Zhang, Y., Y. Zhou, U. Schweizer, N. E. Savaskan, D. Hua, J. Kipnis, D. L. Hatfield, V. N. Gladyshev 2008. Comparative analysis of selenocysteine machinery and selenoprotein gene expression in mouse brain identifies key brain areas dependent on selenium. J. Biol. Chem.283: 2427-38.
Lee, S.Y., Han Chen, Milford Hanna. Preparation and characterization of tapioca starch-poly(lactic acid) nanocomposite foams by melt intercalation based on clay type. J. of Industrial Crops and Products. Industrial Crops and Products. 2008; 28: 95–106
LaRosa, P.C., J. M. Riethoven, H. Chen, Y. Xia, Y. Zhou, M. Chen, J. L. Miner, and M. E. Fromm. 2007. Trans-10, Cis-12 Conjugated Linoleic Acid Activates the Integrated Stress Response Pathway in Adipocytes. Physiol. Genomics Nov 14; 31(3):544-53
Sarath G, Hou G, Baird LM, Mitchell RB. Reactive oxygen species, ABA and nitric oxide interactions on the germination of warm-season C4-grasses. Planta. 2007 Aug; 226(3):697-708.
Meyer F, Perez S, Jiang Y, Zhou Y, Henderson G, Jones C. 2007. Identification of a novel protein encoded by the latency-related gene of bovine herpesvirus 1. J Neurovirol. 2007 Dec;13(6):569-78
Chen, K.C, Y. Zhou, W. Zhang, M.F. Lou. 2007. Control of PDGF-induced reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation and signal transduction in human lens epithelial cells. Mol. Vis. 13:374-87.
Sarath G, Hou G, Baird LM, Mitchell RB. ABA, ROS and NO are Key Players During Switchgrass Seed Germination. Plant Signal Behav. 2007 Nov;2(6):492-3.
Dumitru, R., Navarathna, D., Semighini, C., Elowsky, C., Dumitru, R., Dignard, D., Whiteway, M., Atkin, A., Nickerson, K. 2007. In vivo and in vitro anaerobic mating in Candida albicans. Eukaryotic Cell 6(2), 465–472.
Saira K, Y. Zhou, C. Jones 2007. The infected cell protein 0 encoded by bovine herpesvirus 1 (bICP0) induces degradation of interferon response factor 3 (IRF3), and consequently inhibits beta interferon promoter activity. J. Virol. 81(7):3077-86.
Dou, H., J. Morehead, C. J. Destache, J. Limoges, B. Ellison, J. D. Kingsley, L. Shlyakhtenko, Y. Zhou, M. Chaubal, J. Werling, J. Kipp, B. Rabinow, and H. E. Gendelman. 2007. Laboratory investigations for the morphologic, pharmacokinetic, and anti-retroviral properties of indinavir nanoparticles in human monocyte-derived macrophages. Virol. 358(1):148-58.
Kabil, O., Y. Zhou and R. Banerjee. 2006. Human cystathionine β-synthase is a target for sumoylation. Biochem. Nov 14;45(45):13528-36
LaRosa, P.C., J. Miner, Y. Xia, Y. Zhou, S. Kachman and M. E. Fromm. 2006 Trans-10, cis-12 conjugated linoleic acid causes inflammation and delipidation of white adipose tissue in mice: a microarray and histological analysis. Physiol. Genomics Nov 27;27(3):282-94.
Perez S, Lovato L, Zhou J(Y), Doster A, Jones C. 2006. Comparison of inflammatory infiltrates in trigeminal ganglia of cattle infected with wild-type Bovine herpesvirus 1 versus a virus strain containing a mutation in the LR (latency-related) gene. J Neurovirol. 2006 Oct;12(5):392-7.
Das, S.C., D. Nayak, Y. Zhou, and A. K. Pattnaik. 2006. Visualization of intracellular transport of vesicular stomatitis virus nucleocapsids in living cells. J. Virol. 80: 6368-6377.
Zhang, Y, Jiang Y, Geiser V, Zhou J(Y), Jones C. 2006. Bovine herpesvirus 1 immediate-early protein (bICP0) interacts with the histone acetyltransferase p300, which stimulates productive infection and gC promoter activity. J. Gen. Virol. 87:1843-51.
Sarath G, Bethke PC, Jones R, Baird LM, Hou G, Mitchell RB. Nitric oxide accelerates seed germination in warm-season grasses. Planta. 2006 May;223(6):1154-64.
Chowdhury, S.I. Al-Mubarak, A., Y. Zhou. 2006. The Us9 gene of bovine herpesvirus 1 (BHV-1) effectively complements a Us9-null strain of BHV-5 for anterograde transport, neurovirulence, and neuroinvasiveness in a rabbit model. J. Virol. 80:4396-405.
Koka S, Minick GT, Zhou Y, Westendorf JJ, Boehm MB. 2005. Src regulates the activity of the mammalian formin protein FHOD1. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 336(4): 1285-91.
Qu F, Ye X, Hou G, Sato S, Clemente TE, Morris TJ. RDR6 has a broad-spectrum but temperature-dependent antiviral defense role in Nicotiana benthamiana. J Virol. 2005 Dec;79(24):15209-17.
Boehm, M.B., T.J. Milius, Y. Zhou, J. J. Westendorf, S. Koka, 2005. The mammalian formin FHOD1 interacts with the ERK MAP kinase pathway. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 335(4):1090-4.
Su D, Novoselov SV, Sun QA, Moustafa ME, Zhou Y, Oko R, Hatfield DL, Gladyshev VN. 2005. Mammalian selenoprotein thioredoxin-glutathione reductase. Roles in disulfide bond formation and sperm maturation. J. Biol Chem. 280(28):26491-8.
Zhang Y, Zhou J(Y), Jones C. 2005 Identification of functional domains within the bICP0 protein encoded by bovine herpesvirus 1. J Gen Virol. 86:879-86.
Dassanayake, R.P., Y. Zhou, S. Hinkley, C.J. Stryker, G. Plauche, J.T. Borda, K. Sestak, and G.E. Duhamel. 2005. Characterization of cytolethal distending toxin of campylobacter species isolated from captive macaque monkeys. J. Clin. Microbiol. J Clin Microbiol. 43(2):641-9.
Heckman, N., Roch, G., Horst, G., Elowsky, C. 2005. Growth regulator effects on cellular characteristics of two turfgrass species. International Turfgrass Society Research Journal 10, 857–861.
Rhoads, D. M., S. J. White, Y. Zhou, M. Muralidharan, T. E. Elthon. 2005. Altered gene expression in plants with constitutive expression of mitochondrial small heat shock protein suggests the involvement of retrograde regulation in the heat stress response. Physiol. Plantarum 123:435–444.
Richard, D.S., R. Rybczynski, T.G. Wilson, Y. Wang, M.L. Wayne, Y. Zhou, L. Partridge and L.G. Harshman. 2005. Insulin signaling is necessary for vitellogenesis in Drosophila melanogaster independent of the roles of juvenile hormone and ecdysteroids: female sterility of the chico insulin signaling mutation is autonomous to the ovary. J. Insect Physiol. 51:1455-464.
Liu, Y., Z. Liu, H. Gao, Y. Zhou, E. J. Androphy and J. J. Chen. 2005 Opposing Effects of Bovine Papillomavirus Type 1 E6 and E7 Genes on Fas-Mediated Apoptosis. Oncogene 24(24):3942-53
Christensen, C., Lyznik A., Mohammed, S., Elowsky, C., Elo A., Yule R., Mackenzie S. 2005. Dual-domain, dual-targeting organellar protein presequences in Arabidopsis can use non-AUG start codons. Plant Cell 17(10), 2805–2816.
Zhang L, Zhang J, Lambert Q, Der CJ, Del Valle L, Miklossy J, Khalili K, Zhou Y, Pagano JS. 2004 Interferon regulatory factor 7 is associated with Epstein-Barr virus-transformed central nervous system lymphoma and has oncogenic properties. J Virol. 78(23):12987-95.
Vitvitsky V, S. Dayal, S. Stabler, Y. Zhou, H. Wang, S.R. Lentz, R. Banerjee. 2004. Perturbations in homocysteine-linked redox homeostasis in a murine model for hyperhomocysteinemia. Am J Physiol. Regul. Integr. Comp. Physiol.. 287(1):R39-46.
Inman M, J(Y). Zhou, H. Webb, C. Jones. 2004. Identification of a novel bovine herpesvirus 1 transcript containing a small open reading frame that is expressed in trigeminal ganglia of latently infected cattle. J. Virol. 78 (10):5438-47.
Dasgupta S, M. Jana M, Y. Zhou, Y.K. Fung, S. Ghosh, K. Pahan. 2004 Antineuro-inflammatory effect of NF-kappa-B essential modifier-binding domain peptides in the adoptive transfer model of experimental allergic encephalomyelitis. J. Immunol. 173(2):1344-54.
Berberov, E.M. Y. Zhou, D. H. Francis, M.A. Scott, S.D. Kachman, and R.A. Moxley 2004. Relative importance of heat-labile enterotoxin in the causation of severe diarrheal disease in the gnotobiotic piglet model by a strain of enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli that produces multiple enterotoxins. Infect Immun. 72(7):3914-24.
Ross, E., Stone, J., Elowsky, C., Arredondo-Peter, R., Klucas, R., Sarath, G. 2004. Activation of the Oryza sativa non-symbiotic haemoglobin-2 promoter by the cytokinin-regulated transcription factor, AAR1. Journal of Experimental Botany 55, 1721–1731.
Al-Mubarak, A., Y. Zhou, S.I. Chowdhury 2004. A glycine-rich BHV-5 gE-specific epitope within the ectodomain is important for BHV-5 neurovirulence. J Virol. 78:4806-16
Chen, K. C-W. Y. Zhou, K. Xing, K. Krysan and M.F. Lou 2004. Platelet Derived Growth Factor (PDGF)-induced Reactive Oxygen Species in the Lens Epithelial Cells: The Redox Signaling. Exp. Eye Res. 78:1057-1067.
Xu, W., Y. Zhou, R. Chollet. 2003. Identification and expression of a soybean nodule-enhanced PEP-carboxylase kinase gene (NE-PpcK) that shows striking up-/down-regulation in vivo. Plant J. 34(4):441-52.
Ryan, L., Peng, H., Erichsen, D., Huang, Y., Persidsky, Y. Zhou, H.E. Gendelman, and J. Zheng. 2004. Links between Tumor Necrosis Factor Related Apoptosis Inducing Ligand Mediated Human Neuronal Apoptosis and HIV-1 Associated Dementia. J. Neuroimmunol. 148: 127-139.
Dasgupta S., Y. Zhou, M. Jana, N.L. Banik and K. Pahan. 2003. Sodium phenylacetate inhibits the adoptive transfer of experimental allergic encephalomyelitis in SJL/J mice at multiple steps. J. Immunol. 170(7):3874-82.
Heng-Moss TM, Baxendale FP, Riordan TP, Young L, Lee K. Chinch bug-resistant buffalograss: an investigation of tolerance, antixenosis, and antibiosis. J Econ Entomol. 2003 Dec;96(6):1942-51.
Vaidyanathan, H., Y. Zhou, T. M. Petro and S.D. Schwartzbach. 2003. Intracellular localization of the p35 subunit of murine IL-12. Cytokine Feb 7;21(3):120-128.
Komina, O., Y. Zhou, G. Sarath, R. Chollet. 2002. In Vivo and In Vitro Phosphorylation of Membrane and Soluble Forms of Soybean Nodule Sucrose Synthase (Nodulin-100). Plant Physiol. 129(4):1664-1673.
Buhr, T., S. Sato, F. Ebrahim, A. Xing, Y. Zhou, M. Mathiesen, B. Sweiger, A. Kinney, P. Staswick, and T. Clemente. 2002. Ribozyme termination of RNA transcripts down-regulate seed fatty acid genes in transgenic soybean. Plant J. 30(2):155-163.
Chowdhury, S.I., P.S. Bhattachajee, A. Al-Mubarak, M.L. Weiss, M. Onderci, and Y. Zhou. 2002. Bovine Herpesvirus 5 (BHV-5) Us9 Is Essential for BHV-5 Neuropathogenesis. J. Virol. 76 (8):3839-51.
Datta R, P. Choudhury, M. Bhattacharya M, F. Soto Leon, Y. Zhou, B. Datta. 2001. Protection of translation initiation factor eIF2 phosphorylation correlates with eIF2-associated glycoprotein p67 levels and requires the lysine-rich domain I of p67. Biochimie 83(10):919-931.
Ross, E.J.H, L. Shearman, M. Mathiesen, Y. Zhou, R. Arredondo-Peter, G. Sarath, R. V. Klucas 2001. Non-symbiotic hemoglobins in rice are expressed during germination and in differentiating cell types. Protoplasma 218:125-133.
Li, L.J., K. Arumuganathan, H.W. Rines, R.L. Phillips, O. Riera-Lizarazu, D. Sandhu, Y. Zhou, K.S. Gill,. 2001. Flow Cytometric sorting of maize chromosome 9 from an oat-maize addition line. Theoretical Applied Genetics 102:658-663.Korotkov, K.V., E. Kumaraswamy, Y. Zhou, D.L. Hatfield and V. N. Gladyshev. 2001. Association between the 15 kDa selenoprotein and UDP glucose:glycoprotein glucosyltransferase in the endoplasmic reticulum of mammalian cells. J. Biol. Chem. 276:15330-15336.
Facility Advisory Group
The mission of the Facility Advisory Group is to provide guidance and feedback to the facility regarding the most effective use of its resources to meet research demands.
James R. Alfano, PhD
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