Wen-Yih Chen

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In this work, the hemocompatibility of a sulfobetaine-like copolymer brush resulting from a mixed-charge copolymerization of the positively charged 11-mercapto-N,N,N-trimethylammonium chloride (TMA) and negatively charged 11-mercaptoundecylsulfonic acid (SA) was studied. Mixed charge distribution in the prepared poly(TMA-co-SA) copolymer brushes was(More)
Extracellular beta-amyloid (A beta) deposit is considered as one of the primary factors that induce Alzheimer's disease (AD). The effects of various environmental factors, including temperature, ionic strength, and pH, on A beta (1-40) aggregation mechanisms were investigated in this study by spectrometry, isothermal titration calorimetry (ITC), and(More)
DNA aptamers carrying Pt nanoparticles were prepared by the reaction of DNA aptamers (without functionalization with biotin, thiol, or other reactive groups) with K 2[PtCl 4] in solution at 60-90 degrees C. The DNA-Pt complexes possessed peroxidase enzymatic activity while retaining the specific binding ability of the aptamers. The enzymatic reaction of(More)
A new strategy for designing a short-chain peptide ligand with high affinity to the Fc region of an antibody was proposed. The targeted antibody is human prostate specific antibody (PSA) derived from Mouse IgG2a. The ligand design strategy involves two major parts: binding site selection and peptide ligand design. One of the exposed hydrophobic patches near(More)
The deposition of beta-amyloid (Abeta) on cell membranes is considered as one of the primary factors in having Alzheimer's disease (AD). Recent studies have suggested that certain components of plasma membrane, ganglioside and cholesterol could accelerate the accumulation of Abeta on the plasma membranes. However, the effect of cholesterol and ganglioside(More)
We previously showed that galectin-1 (GAL1) is an arsenic-binding protein. In the current study, we further characterize the interaction of GAL1 with sodium arsenite (As(III)). The GALl-As(III) complex was prepared from the cell extracts of GAL1-transfected Escherichia coli (E. coli) that were pretreated with As(III). The results of the circular dichroism(More)
Isothermal titration calorimetry (ITC) is one of the most powerful means for direct determination of thermodynamic information associated with most physiochemical and biological processes. The deposition and aggregation of β-amyloid (Aβ) on cell membranes was considered as one of the primary factors in having Alzheimer's disease (AD). Recently, a growing(More)
A vascular mimetic membrane system was used to investigate the effect of cholesterol content in lipid bilayer on the dynamics of the melittin-membrane penetration reaction with real-time monitoring by a piezoelectric sensor and the assessment morphology using atomic force microscopy (AFM). In the presence of 30% cholesterol in a noncharged(More)
The objective of this research is to understand the interaction mechanism of beta-amyloid (Abeta) with cell and were basically divided into two parts. The first part focused on the time-dependent structural changes of Abeta (1-40) by circular dichroism (CD) spectroscopy, thioflavin T (ThT) fluorescence assay, and atomic force microscopy (AFM). The second(More)
The neurite outgrowth of PC12 cells on collagen-coated glass plates under light emitting diode (LED) irradiation at several wavelengths (i.e., 455, 470, 525, 600, 630, 880 and 945 nm) was investigated. No neurite outgrowth was observed during cultivation under irradiation from the lamp of an inverted light microscope through filters (yielding mixed light at(More)