Lin-Chuan Wang

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Heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) is a heme-degradation enzyme induced under various oxidative stress conditions. To elucidate the potential involvement of HO-1 in atherogenesis, the expression of this enzyme in atherosclerotic lesions of apolipoprotein E-deficient mice and humans were examined. Both immunostaining and in situ hybridization clearly demonstrated that(More)
Great care has been paid to the biointerface between a bulk material and the biological environment, which plays a key role in the optimized performance of medical devices. In this work, we report a new superhydrophilic adsorbate, called L-cysteine betaine (Cys-b), having branched zwitterionic groups that give rise to surfaces and nanoparticles with(More)
This article reports a novel multifunctional mussel-inspired zwitterionic catecholic assembly to form a photoresponsive biointerface. The assembly is the combination of the antifouling sulfobetaine and photocleavable o-nitrophenyl moieties into a molecule, becoming sulfobetaine nitrodopamine (SB-nDA). We demonstrated the formation of a compact thin SB-nDA(More)
The use of synthetic biomaterials as implantable devices typically is accompanied by considerable nonspecific adsorption of proteins, cells, and bacteria. These may eventually induce adverse pathogenic problems in clinical practice, such as thrombosis and biomaterial-associated infection. Thus, an effective surface coating for medical devices has been(More)
Natural sulfur-containing zwitterionic compounds, l-cysteine (Cys), l-methionine, and glutathionine (GSH), have been employed as surface ligands to prevent protein nonspecific adsorption on planar substrates. These organosulfur compounds form self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) on gold substrates by gold-sulfur interaction. The chemical elements of SAMs were(More)
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