Chiung-wen Hsieh

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Structure transition cascade: Insulin fibrils undergo a secondary structural transition-from the α-rich to the β-rich form-upon progressively increasing the incubation time from 0.5 to ten hours. Atomic force microscopy measurements show that the fibril surface chemistry changes from hydrophilic to hydrophobic and the aggregation rate increases fivefold.
Aminopropylsilatrane (AP-silatrane) was investigated as an adhesive layer for anchoring Au nanoparticles on silicon substrates. We compared the preparation procedure and film quality of the AP-silatrane films to those of 3-aminopropyltriethoxysilane (APTES), which is commonly used for nanoparticle attachment on silicon. The films were characterized by(More)
We report on the fabrication of a surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) platform, comprised of a three-dimensional (3D) porous eggshell membrane (ESM) scaffold decorated with Ag nanoparticles (NPs). Both native and treated ESM were used, where the treated ESM pore size and fiber crossing density was controlled by timed exposure to hydrogen peroxide(More)
Developing synthetic methods to produce carbon dots (CDs) using natural biomass or other readily available carbon sources are currently being explored. We describe a simple and green synthetic method for preparing fluorescent CDs by water extraction from heat-treated shrimp eggs (SE-CDs). The SE-CDs appeared spherical with an average size of 3.25 ± 1.06 nm.(More)
Cells reorganize their membrane biomechanical dynamics in response to environmental stimuli or inhibitors associated with their physiological/pathological processes, and disease therapeutics. To validate the biophysical dynamics during cell exposure to anti-cancer drugs, we investigate the nanoscale biological characterization in melanoma cells undergoing(More)
Intravital fluorescence imaging has great potential in biological and biomedical research, as it provides the ability to directly observe biological structures and processes in their natural state. Contrast agents for intravital imaging applications should exhibit good biocompatibility, multiphoton fluorescence, and long emission. Carbon nanodots and(More)
The eggshell membrane (ESM) is a naturally occurring biological polymer, which can be extracted from eggshells, and has been used for adsorption of dyes or heavy metals, as a semipermeable membrane to control particle transport, and as a natural biocompatible material for tissue replacement. In this study, we used hydrogen peroxide to control the pore size(More)
Efficient maintenance of glucose homeostasis is a major challenge in diabetes therapy, where accurate and reliable glucose level detection is required. Though several methods are currently used, these suffer from impaired response and often unpredictable drift, making them unsuitable for long-term therapeutic practice. In this study, we demonstrate a method(More)