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PROTEIN DIMERIZATION PARTNERS ARE DICTATED
BY THE DNA TARGET, NOT PROTEIN TARGET

Many genes are regulated by protein hetero- or homodimers. Shin et
al found that DNA bases outside the protein-DNA recognition target
determine the protein dimerization partner.

Shin Group, Molecular Biosystems. January 2017

  • THE ROLE OF DIMER ASYMMETRY AND
    PROTOMER DYNAMICS IN ENZYME CATALYSIS

    Prosser and coauthor Pai examine a homodimeric enzyme, fluoroacetate
    dehalogenase, which converts a highly toxic pesticide into a harmless
    metabolite, and explore the role of enzyme dynamics in the process.

    Prosser Group, Science. January 2017

  • BIOFOULING-RESISTANT [K+ ] o SENSOR
    FOR MONITORING EPILEPSY

    A novel approach for in vivo spatio-temporal measurements of [K+ ] o
    using multichannel monolayer coated gold microelectrodes reveals
    new physiological events not previously seen during seizures in mice.

    Thompson Group, Biosensors. December 2016

  • SOLAR POWERED REVERSE WATER
    GAS SHIFT REACTION

    The role of defects on the electronic & photocatalytic properties of
    In2 O3-x (OH)y NPs for the reverse water gas shift reaction are revealed,
    a key advance towards efficient catalysts for the CO2 reduction reaction.

    Ozin Group, PNAS. December 2016

  • OXADIAZOLE GRAFTS IN PEPTIDE
    MACROCYCLES

    A new macrocyclization reaction delivers cyclic molecules for
    exploration in drug discovery.

    Yudin Group, Nature Chemistry. December 2016

  • BOND SELECTIVE REACTION

    Kelvin Anggara, Kai Huang and Lydie Leung in Polanyi’s group
    have shown and explained a hundredfold bond-selectivity in
    electron-induced reaction at a smooth metal surface.

    Polanyi Group, Nature Communications. December 2016

    Awards:

    UofT Chemistry students recognized with awards at CSC 2017

    Congratulations to our students from UofT Chemistry who were recognized with awards for their posters and oral presentations at the 100th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition!

    – Carine Nemr (Kelley Group ), 1st place, Graduate Poster Competition, Analytic Division and RSC Chemical Science Poster Prize, All Divisions

    – Jay Bassan (Nitz Group ), 1st place, Graduate Poster Competition, Biology and Medicine Division

    – Louie Fan (Stephan Group ), Graduate Poster Competition, Chemical Education Division

    – David Grewer (M. Simpson Group ), Graduate Poster Competition, Environment Division

    – Kai Yang Wan (Morris Group ), Graduate Poster Competition, Inorganic Division

    – Loryn Arnett (Winnik Group ), 1st place, Graduate Poster Competition, Materials Division

    – Roman Korol. (Segal Group ), 1st place, Undergraduate Poster Competition, Physical, Theoretical and Computational Division

    – Claudia Alvarez (Kanelis Group ), 1st place, Oral Competition, Biology and Medicine Division

    News and Announcements:

    Barbara Sherwood Lollar cross-appointed to the Department of Chemistry

    We are pleased to welcome Professor Barbara Sherwood Lollar. who has been cross-appointed to the Department of Chemistry.

    A Professor in Earth Sciences, Barbara is a graduate of Harvard (B.A.) and the University of Waterloo (Ph.D.) and carried out postdoctoral research at the University of Cambridge. She is a Canada Research Chair in Isotopes of the Earth and Environment, and Past-President of the Geochemical Society.

    Artur Izmaylov and Xiao-an Zhang promoted to Associate Professor

    Congratulations to our newly promoted faculty members at UTSC, Artur Izmaylov and Xiao-an Zhang. both of whom have been granted tenure and promoted to the rank of Associate Professor.


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    Chemical Dependency Unit

    The Adult Male Chemical Dependency Service Unit adheres to the Disease Concept of Addiction and provides a 28 day detoxification, stabilization and psycho-educational program. The Unit staff consists of educated, dedicated, experienced individuals who have a strong desire to help enable each individual receiving services served to become all that he can be through the establishment and maintenance of a chemical-free lifestyle.

    The staff of the Adult Male Chemical Dependency Service Unit provides diagnostic evaluation and a short-term (28 days) treatment program for males 18 years of age and above who have a substantial substance abuse/dependence disorder.

    The program provides a safe environment, emphasizes personal responsibility, promotes methods of self-control, and increases coping skills which enables the individuals to function appropriately in a normal community environment. Individualized treatment is provided and is based on diagnostic assessments of the individual’s needs and addresses the symptoms that require him to be hospitalized. Treatment supports the dignity and self-worth of the individual receiving services and his family/significant other and uses the most effective and efficient methods to facilitate a reduction of symptoms while considering the individuals/family/significant other’s resources and cultural and religious views toward different treatment modalities. Treatment helps prepare the individuals/family/significant other to continue in an after-care program when discharged from the Unit.

    CDU Visitation

    In order to become eligible for visitation on the Chemical Dependency Unit. approved visitors must participate in the Disease Concept of Addiction Education Program on Fridays from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Approved visitations are held each Friday from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. following the visitor’s participation in the Disease Concept of Addiction Education Program (DCAEP). The Disease Concept of Addiction Education Program is an educational module that will assist visitors (family members or individuals deemed a source of treatment support) of individuals receiving services to handle the effects of living with recovering substance abusers. Visitors must participate in the DCAEP in order to become eligible to visit with Individuals Receiving Services. The following procedures must be taken prior to approved DCAEP participation:

    1. After an Individuals Receiving Services completes 2 weeks of programming, he will provide his counselor names and contact information
    of two potential visitors.
    2. The treatment team will review the names provided to make the determination of the visitors approval or disapproval for DCAEP
    participation.
    3. The counselor will notify the Individuals Receiving Services and visitor of eligibility for DCAEP.
    4. The counselor will advise the Individuals Receiving Services and approved visitors of the DCAEP rules and regulations.
    5. The DCAEP will be offered prior to visitation for approved visitors on Fridays 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    6. All visitors will provide proof of identification prior to DCAEP participation (i.e. driver’s license or identification card).
    7. DCAEP participants may not bring any items to the unit. This includes but is not limited to:
    Money
    Illegal drugs
    Purses
    Food and drinks

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    Synovial Fluid Analysis

    Synovial fluid analysis is a group of tests that examine joint (synovial) fluid. The tests help diagnose and treat joint-related problems.

    Alternative Names

    Joint fluid analysis; Joint fluid aspiration

    How the test is performed

    A sample of synovial fluid is needed for this test. Synovial fluid is normally a thick, straw-colored liquid found in small amounts in joints, bursae, and tendon sheaths.

    After the area is cleaned, the health care provider will insert a sterile needle through the skin and into the joint space. Once in the joint, fluid is drawn through the needle into a sterile syringe.

    The fluid sample is sent to the laboratory. The laboratory technician will check the sample’s color and clarity, and then place it under a microscope to check it for red and white blood cells, crystals (in the case of gout), and bacteria. In addition, there may be a chemical analysis, and if infection is a concern, a sample will be cultured to see if any bacteria grow.

    How to prepare for the test

    Normally, no special preparation is necessary, but contact your health care provider before the test to make sure. Tell your doctor if you are taking blood thinners, as they can affect test results.

    How the test will feel

    Occasionally, the health care provider will first inject local anesthesia with a small needle, which will sting. The aspiration is done with a larger needle and may also cause some pain. The procedure usually lasts less than one minute.

    Why the test is performed

    The test can help diagnose the cause of pain or swelling in joints. Removing the fluid can also help relieve joint pain.

    This test may be used to diagnose:

    • Gout
    • Infection
    • Other inflammatory joint conditions
    • Joint injury
    • Osteoarthritis

    What abnormal results mean

    Abnormal joint fluid may look cloudy or abnormally thick.

    Blood in the joint fluid may be a sign of injury inside the joint or a body-wide bleeding problem. An excess amount of normal synovial fluid can also be a sign of osteoarthritis.

    What the risks are

    • Infection of the joint — unusual but more common with repeated aspirations
    • Bleeding into the joint space

    Special considerations

    Ice or cold packs may be applied to the joint for 24 to 36 hours after the test to reduce the swelling and joint pain. Depending on the exact problem, you can probably resume your normal activities after the procedure. Talk to your health care provider to determine what activity is most appropriate for you.

    References

    Knight JA, Kjeldsberg CR. Cerebrospinal, synovial, and serous body fluids. In: McPherson RA, Pincus MR, eds. Henry’s Clinical Diagnosis and Management by Laboratory Methods. 21st ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2006:chap 28.

    Review Date: 7/10/2009

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