Huanwen Chen

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The prediction of epileptic seizures is a very important issue in the neural engineering. This is because it may improve the life quality of the patients who are suffering from uncontrolled epilepsy. In our earlier work, we found that the dynamical characteristics of EEG data with recurrence quantification analysis (RQA), also called complexity measure, can(More)
By using silver cations (Ag⁺) as the ionic reagent in reactive extractive electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (EESI-MS), the concentrations of acetonitrile in exhaled breath samples from the volunteers including active smokers, passive smokers, and non-smokers were quantitatively measured in vivo, without any sample pretreatment. A limit of detection(More)
The effect of diet on metabolites found in rat urine samples has been investigated using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and a new ambient ionization mass spectrometry experiment, extractive electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (EESI-MS). Urine samples from rats with three different dietary regimens were readily distinguished using multivariate(More)
Exhaled nitric oxide (eNO) is a useful biomarker of various physiological conditions, including asthma and other pulmonary diseases. Herein a fast and sensitive analytical method has been developed for the quantitative detection of eNO based on extractive electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (EESI-MS). Exhaled NO molecules selectively reacted with(More)
A straight-forward analytical strategy called internal extractive electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (iEESI-MS), which combines solvent extraction of chemicals inside a bulk sample with in situ electrospray ionization mass spectrometry, has been established to directly characterize the interior of a bulk sample with molecular specificity. The method(More)
The chemical sensitivity of urine metabolomics analysis is greatly compromised due to the large amounts of inorganic salts in urine (NaCl, KCl), which are detrimental to analytical instrumentation, e.g. chromatographic columns or mass spectrometers. Traditional desalting approaches applied to urine pretreatment suffer from the chemical losses, which reduce(More)
A sensitive mass spectrometric analysis method based on the microwave plasma technique is developed for the fast detection of trace rare earth elements (REEs) in aqueous solution. The plasma was produced from a microwave plasma torch (MPT) under atmospheric pressure and was used as ambient ion source of a linear ion trap mass spectrometer (LTQ). Water(More)
Tissue spray ionization mass spectrometry (TSI-MS) directly on small tissue samples has been shown to provide highly specific molecular information. In this study, we apply this method to the analysis of 38 pairs of human lung squamous cell carcinoma tissue (cancer) and adjacent normal lung tissue (normal). The main components of pulmonary surfactants,(More)
The evolutionary history of various species can be represented by constructing the phylogenetic tree. In this paper, we proposed a novel method for constructing phylogenetic tree based on the minimal spanning tree of the complete graph, which is taken from the similarity matrix computed by 3D graphical representation of DNA sequences. This method didn't(More)