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The structures and stabilities of gold clusters with up to 14 atoms have been determined by density-functional theory. The structure optimizations and frequency analysis are performed with the Perdew-Wang 1991 gradient-corrected functional combined with the effective core potential and corresponding valence basis set (LANL2DZ). The turnover point from(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim was to evaluate the clinical significance and prognostic value of tissue miR-150 expression in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS Quantitative real-time PCR was used to analyze the expression of miR-150. Overall survival (OS) was estimated using the Kaplan-Meier method, and the differences in survival(More)
Nguyen and Burrows recently demonstrated that UV-B irradiation of 8-oxo-7,8-dihydro-2'-deoxyguanosine (8-oxodG), a signature product of oxidatively damaged DNA, can repair cyclobutane pyrimidine dimers in double-stranded DNA (J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 14586 - 14589). In order to test the hypothesis that repair occurs by photoinduced electron transfer, it(More)
Drug-induced eosinophilia is a potentially life-threatening adverse effect; clinical manifestations, eosinophilia–myalgia syndrome, mainly include severe skin eruption, fever, hematologic abnormalities, and organ system dysfunction. Using experimental methods to evaluate drug-induced eosinophilia is very complicated, time-consuming, and costly in the early(More)
The structures, stabilities, and electronic properties of monolayer black phosphorus (M-BP) with different kinds of defects are investigated within the frame of density-functional theory. All the possible configurations of defects in M-BP are explored, and the calculated results suggest that the stabilities of the configurations with different kinds of(More)
[reaction: see text] The [2 + 2] photochemical additions of 1,3-dimethylthymine (DMT) with benzophenone and its 4,4'-substituted derivatives (BPs), difluoro, di-tert-butyl, and dimethoxy benzophenones, have been investigated at a temperature range from -40 to 70 degrees C. The photochemical reactions, which are cycloaddition of the 5-6 double bond of DMT(More)
During the early evolution of life, 8-oxo-7,8-dihydro-2'-deoxyguanosine (O) may have functioned as a proto-flavin capable of repairing cyclobutane pyrimidine dimers in DNA or RNA by photoinduced electron transfer using longer wavelength UVB radiation. To investigate the ability of O to act as an excited-state electron donor, a dinucleotide mimic of the(More)
Femtosecond time-resolved IR spectroscopy is used to investigate the excited-state dynamics of a dinucleotide containing an 8-oxoguanine anion at the 5'-end and neutral adenine at the 3'-end. UV excitation of the dinucleotide transfers an electron from deprotonated 8-oxoguanine to its π-stacked neighbor adenine in less than 1 ps, generating a neutral(More)
In this paper a simulation of the properties of surface plasmons on gold nanoplatelets with various cross-sections inscribed in a circle and an investigation of their field distributions to assign multiple SPRs are described. The manipulated propagation can be obtained through the evolution of edges and corners. Furthermore, the particle morphology and the(More)