Ming Jing Tu

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Accumulation of total Hg (THg) and methylmercury (MeHg) was investigated among 50 indica rice varieties cultivated in 3 sites in Guizhou, China, classified as highly-contaminated, moderately-contaminated, and background sites. Concentrations of soil and pore water (depth: 0-2 cm) THg and MeHg were poor predictors of THg and MeHg concentrations in polished(More)
A series of biodegradable PCL-PEG-PCL block copolymers were successfully synthesized by ring-opening polymerization of epsilon-caprolactone initiated by poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG), which were characterized by (1)H NMR, (13)C NMR, and FTIR. Their aqueous solution displayed special gel-sol transition behavior with temperature increasing from 4 to 100 degrees(More)
In this article, nano-magnetite particles (ferrofluid, Fe3O4) were prepared by chemical co-deposition method. A series of biodegradable triblock poly(epsilon-caprolactone)-poly(ethylene glycol)-poly(epsilon-caprolactone) (PCL-PEG-PCL, PCEC) copolymers were synthesized by ring-opening polymerization method from epsilon-caprolactone (epsilon-CL) initiated by(More)
The magnetic bovine serum albumin (BSA) microspheres (MS) were prepared by emulsification/solidification method. In this experiment, two kinds of magnetic MS, e.g. BSA MS and PEG-incorporated BSA microspheres (PMS) were prepared. The obtained MS were characterized by Malvern laser particle sizer and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The obtained MS were(More)
In this work, a new kind of biodegradable pH-sensitive hydrogel was successfully synthesized by UV-initiated free radical polymerization. The obtained hydrogel was characterized by (1)H NMR and FTIR. Swelling behavior in different aqueous media and pH responsivity of the hydrogels were studied in detail as well. With increase in pH from 1.2 to 7.2, swelling(More)
The 5q14.3 deletion syndrome is a heterogeneous disorder with remarkable phenotypic diversity ranging from severe to mild manifestation. In this paper, we report on a patient with 5q14.3 q21.3 deletion who exhibited the severe phenotype and died at 5.5 months. This patient can be classified as having sudden unexplained death in epilepsy (SUDEP) [Tomson et(More)
In this article, a kind of biodegradable poly(epsilon-caprolactone)-Poly(ethylene glycol)-poly(epsilon-caprolactone) (PCL-PEG-PCL, PCEC) copolymer was synthesized by ring-opening polymerization method. The PCEC nanoparticles were prepared at one-step by modified emulsion solvent evaporation method using CTAB as stabilizer. With increase in PCEC(More)
Blepharophimosis-ptosis-epicanthus inversus syndrome (BPES) is a rare autosomal dominant disorder that affects craniofacial development and ovarian function. FOXL2 is the only gene known to be responsible for BPES. The majority of BPES patients show intragenic mutations of FOXL2. Recently, a 7.4 kb sequence disruption, which was 283 kb upstream of FOXL2,(More)
Alkaptonuria (AKU) is one of the first prototypic inborn errors in metabolism and the first human disease found to be transmitted via Mendelian autosomal recessive inheritance. It is caused by HGD mutations, which leads to a deficiency in homogentisate 1,2-dioxygenase (HGD) activity. To date, several HGD mutations have been identified as the cause of the(More)
Piebaldism is a rare autosomal dominant disorder of melanocyte development, which is mostly caused by KIT gene. The key characteristics of piebaldism include localized poliosis, congenital leukoderma, and other variable manifestations. The previous study has illustrated that the homogeneous MC1R (a gene which is associated with the hair color) variant(More)