Jin-wu Yan

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A series of isaindigotone derivatives and analogues were designed, synthesized and evaluated as dual inhibitors of cholinesterases (ChEs) and self-induced β-amyloid (Aβ) aggregation. The synthetic compounds had IC(50) values at micro or nano molar range for cholinesterase inhibition, and some compounds exhibited strong inhibitory activity for AChE and high(More)
G-quadruplex structures are a new class of attractive targets for DNA-interactive anticancer agents. The primary building block of this structure is the G-quartet, which is composed of four coplanar guanines and serves as the major binding site for small molecules. NMR studies and molecular dynamics simulations have suggested that the planarity of G-quartet(More)
A colorimetric and fluorescent dual probe for palladium species was rationally developed by combining the resorufin fluorophore with allyl chloroformate. The probe enables the visual detection of palladium based on its vivid color change from pale yellow to pink and its fluorescence off-on response to palladium in PBS solution. The detection limit was(More)
A colorimetric and red-emitting fluorescent dual probe for G-quadruplexes was devised with a conjugated coumarin-benzothiazole scaffold. Its significant and distinct changes in both color and fluorescence enable the label-free and visual detection of G-quadruplex structures. In addition, this probe gives a distinct strong emission response to the nucleoli(More)
A tailor-made colorimetric and red-emitting fluorescent dual probe for G-quadruplex nucleic acids was developed by incorporating a coumarin-hemicyanine fluorophore into an isaindigotone framework. The significant and distinct changes in both the color and fluorescence of this probe enable the label-free and visual detection of G-quadruplex structures.
The c-KIT G-quadruplex structures are a novel class of attractive targets for the treatment of gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST). Herein, a series of new quinazolone derivatives with the expansion of unfused aromatic ring system were designed and synthesized. Subsequent biophysical studies demonstrated that the derivatives with adaptive scaffold could(More)
Transcriptional control of c-myc oncogene is an important strategy for antitumor drug design. G-quadruplexes in the promoter region have been proven to be the transcriptional down-regulator of this gene. The transcriptional factor NM23-H2 can reactivate c-myc transcription by unwinding the G-quadruplex structure. Thus, down-regulation of c-myc transcription(More)
A dicyanoisophorone-based probe with two-photon absorption and NIR emission was developed for the in vivo fluorescence imaging of amyloid-β plaques, which exhibited high selectivity toward Aβ aggregates over other intracellular proteins. The detection limit was calculated to be as low as 109 nM. In vivo imaging studies indicated that the probe could(More)
A novel multifunctional carbazole–aminoquinoline dimer PZ001 was designed, synthesized, and evaluated. The results indicated that PZ001 possessed selective copper chelation, and inhibited copper-induced Aβ1–42 aggregation. Furthermore, PZ001 exerted powerful neuroprotection against glutamate-induced HT22 cell death. These results suggest that PZ001 may be a(More)
Two neutral merocyanine-based near-infrared fluorescent probes were for the first time developed through rational engineering of the classical cationic cyanine scaffold IR-780 for in vivo imaging of amyloid-β plaques. In vivo NIRF imaging revealed that the probe could penetrate the blood-brain barrier and efficiently differentiate the living transgenic and(More)