Lupei Du

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The slow delayed rectifier current (I(Ks)) is the slow component of cardiac delayed rectifier current and is critical for the late phase repolarization of cardiac action potential. This current is also an important target for Sympathetic Nervous System (SNS) to regulate the cardiac electivity to accommodate to heart rate alterations in response to exercise(More)
Nucleic acid aptamers, generated by an in vitro selection procedure named SELEX (Systematic Evolution of Ligands by Exponential enrichment), have been popularly used in various biomedical implementations so far. An adaptation of the conventional SELEX practice to whole living cells was referred to as cell-SELEX, which is very promising in ample(More)
The human ether-a-go-go related gene (hERG) potassium channel is critical to the QT interval in the human heart measured by the electrocardiogram (ECG). The blockade of hERG would induce undesired lethal arrhythmia, named torsades de pointes (TdP), a rare but life-threatening symptom. Although a large number of experimental studies on hERG have been(More)
The first general method for the selection of boronic acid-based aptamers (boronolectins) that allows for glycan substructure focusing is described. Using fibrinogen as a model glycoprotein, we have selected boronic acid-modified DNA aptamers that have high affinities (low nM Kd) and the ability to recognize changes in the glycosylation site. The method(More)
The 14-3-3 family of phosphoserine/threonine-recognition proteins engage multiple nodes in signaling networks that control diverse physiological and pathophysiological functions and have emerged as promising therapeutic targets for such diseases as cancer and neurodegenerative disorders. Thus, small molecule modulators of 14-3-3 are much needed agents for(More)
Although hydrogen sulfide (H2S) has been known as a toxic gas with unpleasant rotten egg smell, the correlation between H2S and physiological processes has attracted scientists to develop brand new methods to monitor such a gaseous molecule in vitro and in vivo. Herein, we described a couple of coumarin-based fluorescent probes (1a and 1b) that can be(More)
BACKGROUND Free fatty acid 4 (FFA4) (GPR120) receptor functions as a receptor for unsaturated long-chain free fatty acids by regulating the secretion of glucagon-like peptide-1 and suppressing the inflammatory process, in which these two distinct biological functions are modulated by two signaling pathways, Gq and β-arrestin2, respectively. RESULTS By(More)
Comparative Molecular Field Analysis (CoMFA) is a mainstream and down-to-earth 3D QSAR technique in the coverage of drug discovery and development. Even though CoMFA is remarkable for high predictive capacity, the intrinsic data-dependent characteristic still makes this methodology certainly be handicapped by noise. It's well known that the default settings(More)
Peptidases, which can cleave specific peptide bonds in innumerable categories of substrates, usually present pivotal positions in protein activation, cell signaling and regulation as well as in the origination of amino acids for protein generation or application in other metabolic pathways. They are also involved in many pathological conditions, such as(More)