Hongguang Lu

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Ratiometric fluorescence sensing is an important technique for precise and quantitative analysis of biological events occurring under complex conditions by simultaneously recording fluorescence intensities at two wavelengths and calculating their ratios. Herein, we design a ratiometric chemosensor for pH that is based on photo-induced electron transfer(More)
Reconstituted skin models are valuable tools in studies of cutaneous biology although they are not generally devised to visualize and quantify the time course of reepithelialization. We describe a skin explant culture technique coupled with vital microscopy allowing sequential imaging of epithelial outgrowth while maintaining the tissue in culture. Radial(More)
Photosynthetic algae and cyanobacteria have been proposed for producing biofuels through a direct photoconversion process. To accelerate the efforts of discovering and screening microbes for biofuel production, sensitive and high throughput methods to measure photosynthetic activity need to be developed. Here we report the development of new ratiometric(More)
A dual glucose and oxygen sensor in a polymer format was developed. The dual sensor composed of a blue emitter as the glucose probe, a red emitter as an oxygen probe, and a yellow emitter as a built-in reference probe which does not respond to either glucose or oxygen. All the three probes were chemically immobilized in a polyacrylamide-based matrix.(More)
Three functionalized 9,10-distyrylanthracene (DSA) derivatives, namely, 9,10-bis(4-hydroxystyryl)anthracene (2), 9,10-bis{4-[2-(diethylamino)ethoxy]styryl}anthracene (4), and 9,10-bis{4-[2-(N,N,N-triethylammonium)ethoxy]styryl}anthracene dibromide (5), were synthesized and their fluorescence properties were investigated. The three DSA derivatives possess a(More)
The development of organic fluorophores with efficient solid-state emissions or aggregated-state emissions in the red to near-infrared region is still challenging. Reported herein are fluorophores having aggregation-induced emission ranging from the orange to far red/near-infrared (FR/NIR) region. The bioimaging performance of the designed fluorophore is(More)
Polymeric vesicles constructed from cyclodextrin- and azobenzene-grafted poly(glycidyl methacrylate)s showed excellent stability owing to the multiple host-guest complexation. Upon culturing in Na2S2O4-contained buffer solution, cargo-loaded vesicles disassembled, for potential applications in colon-specific drug delivery.
Ecthyma gangrenosum (EG) involves necrotic cutaneous lesions caused by bacteria, mainly Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and is usually seen in immunocompromised patients with septicemia. However, clinically similar infections have been published with fungi as etiologic agents. We present a case of an EG-like lesion due to Fusarium oxysporum confirmed by clinical(More)