F. M. Chen

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A series of 24 peptides Z-Gly-Xaa(R)-OH where Xaa = 15 different residues and R = H, NH2, tBu, Bzl, Trt, Mtr, and StBu were coupled with valine benzyl ester in dimethylformamide or dichloromethane at +5 degrees. The accompanying racemization was determined by analysis of the epimeric products by normal phase high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) for(More)
A laboratory experiment involving the coupling of N-benzoylamino acids with methyl N epsilon-benzyloxycarbonyl-L-lysinate using various methods is described. The extents of racemization are determined by analysis for the protected diastereomeric dipeptide ester products by quantitation of the separated ester methyl proton peaks of their nuclear magnetic(More)
NAVA's acellular pertussis vaccine is based on highly purified pertussis toxin (PT) inactivated with H(2)O(2). PT was analysed using advanced biochemical methodology including mass spectroscopy (LC/MS), yielding mass and peptide mapping information on the subunits. Pertactin, adenylate cyclase, and Fim 1, 2 were below detection levels and only trace amounts(More)
An integrated system for recording and analyzing electrophysiological data from multiple channels is described. The system uses an MS-DOS microcomputer, a 16-channel amplifier, and multiple-tipped electrode arrays designed for use in intact and slice preparations. The system is designed for applications where the collection and analysis of multiple-channel(More)
N-Alkoxycarbonylaminodicarboxylic acids were reacted in dichloromethane with N-ethyl-N'-(dimethylaminopropyl)carbodiimide hydrochloride, and with methyl chloroformate in the presence of N-methylmorpholine. Removal of secondary products by washing the mixtures with aqueous solutions gave good yields of the pure crystalline internal anhydrides. Anhydrides of(More)
A series of phenanthroindolizidine and phenanthroquinolizidine alkaloids and their 14-amino-derivatives (1-44) were prepared and systematically evaluated for their anti-tumor activities against A549 and HL60 cell lines. The bioassay results showed that most of these alkaloids possess good anti-tumor activities. Especially, compounds 15, 22, 28, 33-36, 40(More)
A procedure is described for the synthesis of crystalline N6,N6,N6-trimethyl-L-lysine dioxalate in gram amounts starting from the commercially available N2-tert-butoxycarbonyl-N6-benzyloxycarbonyl-L-lysine, which is reacted with methyl iodide in methanol in the presence of potassium hydrogen carbonate after deprotection of the side-chain amino group by(More)
This paper builds a ride comfort simulation model based on the vibration of the two-mass system of vehicle body and wheels and simulates the vibration characteristics of the model by using simulation software MATLAB/simulink. The vehicle ride comfort is evaluated by comparison of the system parameters, such as natural frequency of vehicle body, damping(More)
The series of diastereomeric peptide derivatives N-benzoyl-D,L-X-N epsilon-benzyloxycarbonyl-L-lysine methyl ester where X = alanyl, valyl, leucyl, phenylalanyl and isoleucyl are submitted as model systems for studying racemization in peptide synthesis. The diastereomers can be analyzed by quantitation of the separated ester methyl proton peaks of their(More)
To investigate the influence of the variation of the original skeletons of natural phenanthroindo/quinolizidine alkaloids on antiviral activities, two types of structurally totally novel analogues 7a, 7b, 16a, and 16b were designed, synthesized, and evaluated against tobacco mosaic virus (TMV) for the first time. Bioassay results indicated that all four of(More)