Qixian Zhang

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This paper treats the kinematic control of manipulators with redundant degrees of freedom. We derive an analytical solution for the inverse kinematics that provides a means for accommodating joint velocity constraints in real time. We define the motion optimizability measure and use it to develop an efficient method for the optimization of joint(More)
Angiostrongylus cantonensis can induce central nervous system (CNS) injury and cause human eosinophilic meningitis. The CNS has been found to have high expression of interleukin 33 (IL-33), which promotes the pathogenesis of T-helper 2 (Th2)-related disease. Given the predominantly type 2 response induced by A. cantonensis-infected mice and human, it is(More)
Schistosoma japonicum is the pathogen responsible for schistosomiasis japonica, one of the major infectious diseases targeted for prevention nationally in China. Expression of heat shock proteins (HSPs) following stress plays a very important biological role in many organisms including S. japonicum. Among the HSP family, the 70-kDa HSPs are most responsible(More)
A facile method to obtain polydisperse chemically-converted graphene sheets that are covalently functionalized with ionic liquid was reported -- the resulting graphene sheets, without any assistance from polymeric or surfactant stabilizers, can be stably dispersed in water, DMF, and DMSO.
Angiostrongylus cantonensis is an emerging zoonotic pathogen that has caused hundreds of cases of human angiostrongyliasis worldwide. The larva in nonpermissive hosts cannot develop into an adult worm and can cause eosinophilic meningitis and ocular angiostrongyliasis. The mechanism of brain inflammation caused by the worm remains poorly defined. According(More)
A novel glucose biosensor based on immobilization of glucose oxidase in thin films of chitosan containing nanocomposites of graphene and gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) at a gold electrode was developed. The resulting graphene/AuNPs/chitosan composites film exhibited good electrocatalytical activity toward H(2)O(2) and O(2). The wide linear response to H(2)O(2)(More)
Graphene sheets functionalized covalently with biocompatible poly-l-lysine (PLL) were first synthesized in an alkaline solution. PLL-functionalized graphene is water-soluble and biocompatible, which makes it a novel material promising for biological applications. Graphene sheets played an important role as connectors to assemble these active amino groups of(More)
Exploring graphene oxide (GO), DNA hybridization detection usually relies on either GO decoration or DNA sequences labeling. The former endows GO with desired chemical, optical, and biological properties. The latter adopts labeled molecules to indicate hybridization. In the present work, we propose a simple, label-free DNA assay using undecorated GO(More)
Ag nanowires are prepared as templates by a polyol reduction process. Then Ag nanotubes coated with a thin layer of Pd are synthesized through sequential reduction accompanied with the galvanic displacement reaction. The products show a hollow core-shell nanotubular structure, as demonstrated by detailed characterizations. The Ag@Pd can significantly(More)
This paper describes a new strategy to make a full solid-state, flexible, dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC) based on novel ionic liquid gel, organic dye, ZnO nanoparticles and carbon nanotube (CNT) thin film stamped onto a polyethylene terephthalate (PET) substrate. The CNTs serve both as the charge collector and as scaffolds for the growth of ZnO(More)