Liuying Chai

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This report is designed to dissect the detail molecular mechanism by which dihydroartemisinin (DHA), a derivative of artemisinin, induces apoptosis in human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cells. DHA induced a loss of the mitochondrial transmemberane potential (ΔΨm), release of cytochrome c, activation of caspases, and externalization of phosphatidylserine(More)
3-cube-based Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET) microscopy, a sensitized acceptor FRET quantification method, has been widely used to visualize dynamic protein-protein interaction in living cells. Determining the FRET sensitized-quenching transition factor (G factor) of a particular donor-acceptor pair and optical system is crucial for 3-cube FRET(More)
This report presents a simple method named as sp-ECR to determine the molar extinction coefficient ratio (γ(λex)) of acceptor-to-donor in living cells at excitation wavelength λex, which is closely associated with the acceptor cross-excitation, the hardest issue of FRET quantification. sp-ECR determines γ(λex) by spectrally unmixing the emission spectrum of(More)
We recently developed a quantitative Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET) measurement method based on emission-spectral unmixing (Iem-spFRET). We here developed an improved Iem-spFRET method (termed as IIem-spFRET) for more robust FRET measurement in living cells. First, two background (BG) spectral fingerprints measured from blank living cells are(More)
Spectral measurement of fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET), spFRET, is a widely used FRET quantification method in living cells today. We set up a spectrometer-microscope platform that consists of a miniature fiber optic spectrometer and a widefield fluorescence microscope for the spectral measurement of absolute FRET efficiency (E) and(More)
With its precise, sensitive, and nondestructive features, spectral unmixing-based fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) microscopy has been widely applied to visualize intracellular biological events. In this report, we set up a spectral wide-field microscopic FRET imaging system by integrating a varispec liquid crystal tunable filter into a(More)
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