Qingchuan Chen

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Matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) and NADPH oxidase contribute to blood-brain barrier (BBB) disruption after ischemic stroke. We have previously shown that normobaric hyperoxia (NBO) treatment reduces MMP-9 and oxygen free radical generation in ischemic brain. In this study, we tested the hypothesis that NBO protects the BBB through inhibiting NADPH(More)
A high-performance anion-exchange chromatographic method was developed for the separation of phytic acid and other inositol phosphates (myo-inositol bis-, tris-, tetrakis-, and pentakisphosphates) with gradient elution and ultraviolet absorbance detection after post-column derivatization. With the acidic eluents, the combination of anion-exchange and ion(More)
A high-performance anion exchange chromatographic method was adapted for the quantitative determination of phytic acid and inositol pentakisphosphate isomers (excluding enantiomers) in foods. Because of the cost and limited availability of inositol phosphate standards, a phytic acid sodium salt standard was used for the calculation of an average relative(More)
A novel method of thermo-controlled emulsion polymerization has been employed to synthesize spherical polyelectrolyte brushes that consist of a solid polystyrene core and a poly (acrylic acid) (PAA) shell covalently attached on the core surface densely by one end. The growth of brushes from the core surface was monitored by dynamic light scattering (DLS).(More)
A close correllation between molecular-level interactions and macroscopic characteristics of polymer networks exists. The characteristics of the polymeric hydrogels assembled from β-cyclodextrin (β-CD) and adamantyl (AD) substituted poly(acrylate)s can be tailored through selective host-guest complexation between β-CD and AD substituents and their tethers.(More)
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