Po-An Yang

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Arginine (Arg) has been used for recognizing negatively charged biological molecules, cell penetration, and oligosaccharide mass signal enhancement. The versatility of Arg has inspired the need to develop Arg analogs and to research the structural effects of incorporating Arg analogs. Accordingly, we investigated the effect of Arg side chain length on helix(More)
Helix-coil equilibrium studies are important for understanding helix formation in protein folding, and for helical foldamer design. The quantitative description of a helix using statistical mechanical models is based on experimentally derived helix propensities and the assumption that helix propensity is position-independent. To investigate this assumption,(More)
Ion pairing interactions between oppositely charged amino acids are important for protein structure stability. Despite the apparent electrostatic nature of these interactions, the charged amino acids Lys, Arg, Glu, and Asp have a different number of hydrophobic methylenes linking the charged functionality to the backbone. To investigate the effect of Glu(More)
PBDTBO, a conjugated polymer comprising benzo[1,2-b:4,5-b']dithiophene (BDT) and 5,6-bis(octyloxy)benzo[c][1,2,5]oxadiazole (BO) units, exhibits a deep HOMO energy level of -5.27 eV and excellent solubility. A device incorporating PBDTBO and [6,6]-phenyl-C(61)-butyric acid methyl ester (1:1, w/w) exhibited a power conversion efficiency of 5.7%.
β-Sheets are one of the fundamental three-dimensional building blocks for protein structures. Oppositely charged amino acids are frequently observed directly across one another in antiparallel sheet structures, suggesting the importance of cross-strand ion pairing interactions. Despite the apparent electrostatic nature of ion pairing interactions, the(More)
The charge-containing hydrophilic functionalities of encoded charged amino acids are linked to the backbone via different numbers of hydrophobic methylenes, despite the apparent electrostatic nature of protein ion pairing interactions. To investigate the effect of side chain length of guanidinium- and carboxylate-containing residues on ion pairing(More)
β-Sheets have been implicated in various neurological disorders, and ∼20% of protein residues adopt a sheet conformation. Therefore, studies on the structural origin of sheet stability can provide fundamental knowledge with potential biomedical applications. Oppositely charged amino acids are frequently observed across one another in antiparallel β-sheets.(More)
In this paper, we study a novel paradigm of viral marketing with the goal to sustain the influential effectiveness in the network. We study from real cases such as the Ice Bucket Challenges for the ALS awareness, and figure out the "easy come and easy go" phenomenon in the marketing promotion. Such a natural property is fully unexplored in the literature,(More)
In this paper, we explore a novel framework to generate a well-known text cloud visualiza-tion with the conceptual sense. The traditional text cloud is usually generated according to the word occurrence, possibly including the idf-based concept for word weight. The solution is applicable for the long articles. However, for a set of short sentences such as(More)