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In this review, we discuss recent advances made on histone methylation and its diverse functions in regulating gene expression.Methylation of histone polypeptides might be static and might mark a gene to be or not be transcribed.Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs) are caused by abnormal folding of prions (pronounced pree-ons, an acronym for proteinaceous infectious particles).The normal prion protein, which is designated as Pr P is generated endogenously or introduced into the body from the environment, it converts normal prions into abnormal ones.With the aid of additional proteins, including histone H1, the nucleosomes are further packaged into 30-nm fibers with six nucleosomes per turn in a spiral or solenoid arrangement (Kornberg and Lorch 1999; Hayes and Hansen 2001).The 30-nm fiber unfolds to generate a template for transcription, an 11-nm fiber or beads on a string, by a mechanism that is not entirely clear.Due to a direct dependence on the optical properties of the donor and acceptor, QD surface chemistry plays a drastic role in determining the efficiency of RET.Here, the impact of QD surface chemistry on RET in QD films was investigated using a pair of different sized Cd Se QDs spin-cast onto a glass substrate.

The limitations of Ag In S2–Zn S nanocrystals in achieving greater solar cell efficiency are discussed.The effects of QD surface passivation on RET were studied by removing surface ligands through QD washing and adding an insulating Zn S shell.In addition, QD films were subjected to solid state ligand exchanges with thiolated ligands in order to mimic a layer-by-layer deposition method commonly used in the construction of QD photovoltaics.Resonance energy transfer (RET) has been shown to occur in films of semiconductor quantum dots (QDs) with variation in QD composition and size.When coupled with charge carrier transfer, RET could provide a complementary strategy for light harvesting in QD based solid state photovoltaic devices.When extrinsic abnormal prions are introduced into the body, they interact with normal indigenous prions and cause them to change their conformation into abnormal. Perhaps the initial seed of Pr P gene influences susceptibility, clinical phenotype, and pathology of prion diseases.

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