Sheng-Hsien Lin

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Single-molecule manipulation techniques have enabled the characterization of the unfolding and refolding process of individual protein molecules, using mechanical forces to initiate the unfolding transition. Experimental and computational results following this approach have shed new light on the mechanisms of the mechanical functions of proteins involved(More)
We evaluated the potential participation of endogenous brain somatostatin-14 (SOM) in central cardiovascular regulation, using adult male Sprague-Dawley rats anesthetized with pentobarbital sodium (40 mg/kg, i.p.). Intracerebroventricular (i.c.v.) application of SOM (2 or 4 nmol) promoted a significant elevation in baroreceptor reflex (BRR) response,(More)
The dynamics of the excited-state intramolecular proton-transfer (ESIPT) reaction of quinoline-pyrazole (QP) isomers, designated as QP-I and QP-II, has been investigated by means of time-dependent density functional theory (TDDFT). A lower barrier has been found in the potential energy curve for the lowest singlet excited state (S1) along the(More)
Superexcited states (SESs) of oxygen molecules and their neutral dissociation processes have been studied both experimentally and theoretically using intense femtosecond laser. We find that at the laser intensity of approximately 2 x 10(14) W/cm(2), ultrashort laser pulse causes neutral dissociation of oxygen molecule by way of SESs. The dissociation(More)
Stochastic nature due to distance and energy fluctuations of single protein molecules involved in electron-transfer (ET) reactions is studied. Distance fluctuations have been assumed previously for causing the slow fluctuations in the ET rates between a donor-acceptor pair constrained to a native protein. Although the observed t(-1/2) power law can be(More)
With a deformed object of a rigid rod inside, the local dislocations may be tracked relatively easily with respect to the internal rigid rod. We apply this concept on protein folding-unfolding to track the internal structural changes of an unfolded protein in solution. Proposed here is a protein internal coordination based on the major axis X of an(More)
The local and global structural changes of cytochrome c induced by urea in aqueous solution have been studied using X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) and small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS). According to the XAS result, both the native (folded) protein and the unfolded protein exhibit the same preedge features taken at Fe K-edge, indicating that the(More)
Investigations on the dissociation kinetics of hydrated protonium ions, (H(2)O)(2)H(+) and their deuterated species (D(2)O)(2)D(+), are reported based on the harmonic and anharmonic oscillator model using the transition state theory and ab initio calculations. We find that the dissociation of (H(2)O)(2)H(+) and (D(2)O)(2)D(+) exhibits a distinct threshold(More)