Han-qing Chen

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Activation of microglia and consequent release of proinflammatory factors, are believed to contribute to neurodegeneration in Parkinson's disease (PD). Hence, identification of compounds that prevent microglial activation is highly desirable in the search for therapeutic agents for inflammation-mediated neurodegenerative diseases. In this study, we reported(More)
An exoinulinase gene from Aspergillus ficuum JNSP5-06 was overexpressed in Escherichia coli. Two exons of the exoinulinase gene were amplified separately, joined together by an overlap PCR, and expressed in E. coli. The molecular weight of the recombinant exoinulinase was estimated to be 63 kDa. The K(m) and V(max) values for inulin were (7.1±0.2) mM and(More)
The effects of temperature-cycled retrogradation treatment on the structural characteristics and in vitro digestibility of waxy potato starch were investigated in this study. The results showed that the maximum yield of slowly digestible starch (SDS) in waxy potato starch reached 38.63% by retrogradation treatment under temperature cycles of 4/25°C for 3(More)
In this study, a novel water-soluble polysaccharide fraction with molecular weight of 6479.1kDa was isolated from the fruits of Opuntia dillenii Haw., which consisted of rhamnose, xylose, mannose and glucose in the molar ratio of 14.99:1.14:1.00:6.47. The protective effect of O. dillenii Haw. fruits polysaccharide (ODFP) against oxidative damage in(More)
In recent decades, the polysaccharides from the medicinal plants have attracted a lot of attention due to their significant bioactivities, such as anti-tumor activity, antioxidant activity, anticoagulant activity, antidiabetic activity, radioprotection effect, anti-viral activity, hypolipidemic and immunomodulatory activities, which make them suitable for(More)
Single cell analysis has become an important field of research in recent years reflecting the heterogeneity of cellular responses in biological systems. Here, we demonstrate a new method, based on laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (LA-ICPMS), which can quantify in situ gold nanoparticles (Au NPs) in single cells. Dried residues of(More)
Cisplatin is a commonly used chemotherapeutic drug in cancer treatment, whereas Gd@C82(OH)22 is a new nanomaterial anti-tumor agent. In this study, we determined intracellular Gd@C82(OH)22 and cisplatin after treatment of Hela and 16HBE cells by single cell inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (SC-ICP-MS), which could provide quantitative(More)
Biologically inspired robots with inherent softness and body compliance increasingly attract attention in the field of robotics. Aimed at solving existing problems with soft robots, regarding actuation technology and biological principles, this paper presents a soft bio-inspired annelid robot driven by dielectric elastomer actuators (DEAs) that can advance(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify the expression and significance of protease-activated receptor-2 (PAR-2) and mast cell (MC) in the rat model of small intestinal mucosal damage by a short-term administration of diclofenac. METHODS Twenty-four SD-rats were divided into 2 groups (control group and model group, 12 rats each) by random digit table. The rats in the(More)
In order to assess cytotoxicity of quantum dots (QDs), new reliable analytical techniques that can provide comparative information at a single-cell level are required. In this study, a single cell ICP-MS (SC-ICP-MS) method was established to determine intracellular QDs in single cells after exposure. Uptake kinetics of QDs into cells was studied using the(More)