Fu-Shing Wang

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Fluorescence enhancement and fluorescence photobleaching recovery have been utilized to examine actin self-assembly over the pH range 6.6-8.0. The kinetics of assembly are faster and the critical concentrations are lower at lower pH. Filament diffusion coefficients are not a function of pH, indicating that average filament lengths are not pH dependent.(More)
Properties of filamentous acetamidofluorescein-labeled actin and acetamidotetramethylrhodamine-labeled actin (AF and ATR-actin, respectively) were examined to resolve discrepancies in the reported translational diffusion coefficients of F-actin measured in vitro by FPR and other techniques. Using falling-ball viscometry and two independent versions of(More)
Effect of cytochalasin B on actin critical concentration has been assayed using the fluorescence enhancement of pyrene-labeled actin. A peak effect of cytochalasin B on the critical concentration is observed in the presence of either 100 mM K+, or 100 mM K+ plus 2 mM Mg2+. This may result from two competing activities of cytochalasin B, one associated with(More)
Phthalocyanines (PCs), an important class of chemicals widely used in many industrial sectors, are macrocyclic compounds possessing a heteroaromatic π-electron system with optical properties influenced by chemical structures and impurities or by-products introduced during the synthesis process. Analytical tools allowing for rapid monitoring of the synthesis(More)
The nanofibrous biodegradable drug-loaded membranes that sustainably released recombinant human platelet-derived growth factor (rhPDGF-BB) to repair diabetic wounds were developed in this work.rhPDGF-BB and poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) were mixed in hexafluoroisopropyl alcohol, followed by the electrospinning of the solutions into biodegradable(More)
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