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MicroRNAs (miRNAs) play important roles during development and also in adult organisms by regulating the expression of multiple target genes. Here, we studied the function of miR-133b during zebrafish spinal cord regeneration and show upregulation of miR-133b expression in regenerating neurons of the brainstem after transection of the spinal cord. miR-133b(More)
An activatable fluorescent nanoprobe with aggregation-induced emission signature is developed. The nanoprobe is nonfluorescent, but can be induced to emit intensely after reaction with peroxynitrite forming an intramolecular hydrogen bond. Excellent performance for selective in vivo imaging of inflammation with elevated peroxynitrite generation and(More)
We report the facile generation of Ir PCcarbeneP pincer systems. These systems are accessed from the reaction between [IrCl(COD)]2 and a bis(diphenyl)phenylene P(OH)P proligand (1) with concomitant dehydration, followed by salt metathesis/ligand exchange in the case of cationic examples. In contrast to previously reported double C-H activation synthetic(More)
Experimental studies on the mechanism of copper-catalyzed amination of aryl halides have been undertaken for the coupling of piperidine with iodobenzene using a Cu(I) catalyst and the organic base tetrabutylphosphonium malonate (TBPM). The use of TBPM led to high reactivity and high conversion rates in the coupling reaction, as well as obviating any mass(More)
We report the generation of aliphatic and benzylic acetylenes via reaction of primary, secondary, and tertiary aliphatic fluorides with various trimethylsilyl acetylides. These reactions are catalyzed by Al and B Lewis acids, most effectively by the extremely fluorophilic tris(pentafluorophenyl)alane, representing the first example of catalytic(More)
A series of copper(I) alkylamide complexes have been synthesised; copper(I) dicyclohexylamide (1), copper(I) 2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidide (2), copper(I) pyrrolidide (3), copper(I) piperidide (4), and copper(I) benzylamide (5). Their solid-state structures and structures in [D6 ]benzene solution are characterised, with the aggregation state in solution(More)
The new DO3A-derived dithiocarbamate ligand, DO3A-(t)Bu-CS2K, is formed by treatment of the ammonium salt [DO3A-(t)Bu]HBr with K2CO3 and carbon disulfide. DO3A-(t)Bu-CS2K reacts with the ruthenium complexes cis-[RuCl2(dppm)2] and [Ru(CH═CHC6H4Me-4)Cl(CO)(BTD)(PPh3)2] (BTD = 2,1,3-benzothiadiazole) to yield [Ru(S2C-DO3A-(t)Bu)(dppm)2](+) and(More)
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