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The interaction between bovine serum albumin (BSA) and the anticancer drug molecule ampelopsin (AMP) was investigated using fluorescence spectroscopy, circular dichroism (CD) spectra, and time-resolved spectra under simulated physiological conditions. Fluorescence data showed that the intrinsic fluorescence of BSA was strongly quenched by AMP in terms of a(More)
A redox luminescence switch was prepared by doping hydroxyapatite nanoparticles with CePO4:Tb. The resulting multifunctional material exhibits good biocompatibility, biological affinity, and potential drug-carrying capability. The luminescent hydroxyapatite nanoparticles may find important applications in biomedical diagnostics, drug delivery, and(More)
A new rhodamine-based chemosensor (L1) was synthesized, and it exhibits high sensitivity and selectivity for the copper cation over other commonly coexistent metal ions in aqueous solution. Upon the addition of Cu(2+), the spirolactam ring of L1 was opened and a 1 : 1 metal-ligand complex was formed. Fluorescent imaging of Cu(2+) in living cells is also(More)
A new fluorescent sensor L1 based on coumarin was synthesized. It shows high sensitivity and selectivity toward Cu(2+) in aqueous solution. The complexation mode and corresponding quenching mechanism were elucidated by ESI-MS and DFT calculations. In addition, biological imaging studies have demonstrated that L1 can detect Cu(2+) in living cells.
A novel selective fluorescent chemosensor based on an 8-hydroxyquinoline-appended fluorescein derivative (L1) was synthesized and characterized. Once combined with Cu(2+), it displayed high specificity for sulfide anion. Among the various anions, only sulfide anion induced the revival of fluoresecence of L1, which was quenched by Cu(2+), resulting in(More)
Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) is the most common inherited kidney disorder and is known to affect all ethnic groups with a prevalence of 1:400-1:1000 live births. The kidney in ADKPD is characterized by the formation of numerous cysts which progressively expand and eventually destroy normal kidney structure and function. Cysts occur(More)
Black phosphorus, a newly emerged two-dimensional material, has attracted wide attention as novel photonic material. Here, multilayer black phosphorus is successfully fabricated by liquid phase exfoliation method. By employing black phosphorus as saturable absorber, we demonstrate a passively Q-switched Er-doped ZBLAN fiber laser at the wavelength of 2.8(More)
BACKGROUND RNA interference combined with digital gene expression (DGE) analysis can be used to study gene function. Trehalose-6-phosphate synthase (TPS) plays a key role in the synthesis of trehalose and insect development. RESULTS DGE analysis revealed that the expression of nine or four chitinase genes was reduced significantly 48 h after NlTPS1 and(More)
A mid-infrared saturable absorber mirror is successfully fabricated by transferring the mechanically exfoliated black phosphorus onto the gold-coated mirror. With the as-prepared black phosphorus saturable absorber mirror, a continuous-wave passively mode-locked Er:ZBLAN fiber laser is demonstrated at the wavelength of 2.8 μm, which delivers a maximum(More)
An ultra-broadband graphene-gold film saturable absorber mirror (GG-SAM) with a spectral coverage exceeding 1300 nm is experimentally demonstrated for mode-locking of bulk solid-state lasers. Owing to the p-type doping effect caused by graphene-gold film interaction, the graphene on gold-film substrate shows a remarkably lower light absorption relative to(More)