Qixian Zhang

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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 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)
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)
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)
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)
Supramolecularly functionalized graphene-based materials with conjugated poly(2,5-bis (3-sulfonatopropoxy)-1,4-ethynylphenylene-alt-1,4-ethynylphenylene) polyelectrolyte were successfully obtained and exhibited high conductivity and stability (even for 8 months without any aid of free polymer in solution). The excellent aqueous solubility and the(More)
This paper for the first time reports a chemical method to prepare graphene quantum dots (GQDs) from GO. Water soluble and surface unmodified GQDs, serving as a novel, effective and simple fluorescent sensing platform for ultrasensitive detection of 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene (TNT) in solution by fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) quenching. The(More)