She Mein Wong

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The highly sensitive and sequence-specific detection of single-stranded oligonucleotides using nonoxidized silicon nanowires (SiNWs) is demonstrated. To maximize device sensitivity, the surface of the SiNWs was functionalized with a densely packed organic monolayer via hydrosilylation, subsequently immobilized with peptide nucleic acid (PNA) capable of(More)
Employing the roots of Iris missouriensis, two known triterpenes, iso-iridogermanal and zeorin, were isolated and identified. As presently reported, they were found to demonstrate cytotoxic activity toward cultured P-388 cells (ED50 = 0.1 and 1.1 microgram/mL, respectively). Additionally, a new triterpene that demonstrated an ED50 of 8.5 micrograms/mL was(More)
Arrays of highly ordered silicon nanowire (SiNW) clusters are fabricated using complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) field effect transistor-compatible technology, and the ultrasensitive, label-free, electrical detection of cardiac biomarker in real time using the array sensor is presented. The successful detection of human cardiac troponin-T(More)
MicroRNA (miRNA), an 18-24-nucleotide (nt) noncoding RNA molecule in the genes of humans, plants and animals, is emerging as a key player in gene regulation. As a result, label-free, rapid, and sensitive detection for miRNA is of great significance. In this work, a label-free and direct hybridization assay for ultrasensitive detection of miRNA using silicon(More)
Highly ordered treelike Si/ZnO hierarchical nanostructures are successfully prepared in a large scale by combining two common techniques, viz., photolithography-assisted wafer-scale fabrication of Si nanopillars and bottom-up hydrothermal growth of ZnO nanorods. Silver nanoparticles are decorated onto the nanotrees by photochemical reduction and deposition.(More)
Two new isoflavones, irisones A and B, together with the known compound, 5,7-dihydroxy-2',6-dimethoxy isoflavone, were isolated from the roots of Iris missouriensis. With the help of 2D-homonuclear-J-correlation and 2D-nOe experiments the structure of irisone A was deduced to be 5-hydroxy-2'-methoxy-6,7-methylenedioxy isoflavone. The structure of irisone B(More)
As part of a continuing effort to provide novel agents of potential value in cancer chemotherapy, 2-hydroxy-3-octadecyl-5-methoxy-1,4-benzoquinone (irisoquin) was identified as a component of Iris missouriensis. This novel species demonstrated cytotoxic activity with cultured KB and P-388 cells (ED50 = 1.8 and 0.03 microgram/mL, respectively). The structure(More)
A sesquiterpene lactone given the trivial name leucanthanolide, from the Mexican zoapatle plant (Montanoa leucantha), long used as an herbal remedy, was isolated and was found to have cytotoxicity but no uterine activity. The compound was isolated from the fraction containing zoapatanol, a substance being investigated for its ability to induce menses,(More)
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