Wenjian Tang

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OBJECTIVES Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), a metabolic disorder of the liver, may gradually evolve into fibrosis or cirrhosis. Recent studies have suggested that geniposide can effectively inhibit experimental liver fibrosis. Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine whether geniposide can influence the early phase of fibrogenesis in an animal(More)
Vibrational spectra of hydrated and anhydrous lamivudines, and also the dynamic process of polymorphic transformation have been characterized by Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) and Raman spectroscopic techniques. The vibrational modes of both polymorphic lamivudines are assigned. FT-IR and Raman spectral results show that the interaction between(More)
In this study, we investigated the effects and mechanism of action of pirenzepine in a guinea pig model of myopia induced by exposure to monochromatic light. It was observed that pirenzepine inhibited the increase of diopter and extension of ocular axial length. Immunohistochemistry staining showed that the number of tyrosine hydroxylase (TH)-positive cells(More)
It is important for practical application to design an effective and efficient metric for video quality. The most reliable way is by subjective evaluation. Thus, to design an objective metric by simulating human visual system (HVS) is quite reasonable and available. In this paper, the video quality assessment metric based on visual perception is proposed.(More)
Two new dihydrostilbenoid glycosides, named 5-(2-phenylethyl)-3-hydroxyphenol-1-O-beta-D-glucopyranoside (1) and 6-(2-phenylethyl)-2,4-dihydroxy benzoic acid-2-O-beta-D-glucopyranoside (2), together with two known compounds, were isolated from the leaves of Litsea coreana Levl.. Their structures were established on the basis of NMR spectroscopic, MS and(More)
In chromophore-containing cyclobutane pyrimidine dimer (CPD) model systems, solvent effects on the splitting efficiency may depend on the length of the linker, the molecular conformation, and the oxidation potential of the donor. To further explore the relationship between chromophore structure and splitting efficiency, we prepared a series of substituted(More)
Quinone methides (QM) are crucial reactive species in molecular biology and organic chemistry, with little known regarding the mechanism(s) for the generation of short-lived reactive QM intermediates from relevant precursors in aqueous solutions. In this study, several time-resolved spectroscopy methods were used to directly examine the photophysics and(More)
An ultrafast broadband transient absorption spectroscopic study of the direct photolysis of oxetane DMT-BP [which is the oxetane adduct of 1,3-dimethylthymine (DMT) with benzophenone (BP)] is presented. Previous nanosecond time-resolved absorption studies by other researchers observed that direct photolysis of such oxetanes results in a rare, adiabatic(More)
The photodeprotection of formaldehyde was investigated for 3-(1-hydroxypropan-2-yl)benzophenone (3-HPBP) with ultrafast time-resolved spectroscopy. The femtosecond transient absorption results indicated the singlet excited state of 3-HPBP transformed efficiently into its triplet state by a fast intersystem crossing. In acidic (pH = 0) and basic (pH = 12.5)(More)