Xiangming Meng

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Nonsyndromic inherited hearing impairment is genetically heterogeneous. Up to now, approximately 51 autosomal dominant loci implicated in nonsyndromic forms of hearing impairment have been reported in humans and 17 causative genes have been identified. Skipping of exon 8 in the DFNA5 gene has been shown to cause hearing impairment in a Dutch family. To our(More)
A water-soluble fluorescent probe for Hg(2+) based on a rhodamine B derivative was designed and synthesized. The new probe showed reversible colorimetric and fluorescent response to Hg(2+) in a fully aqueous solution. The probe exhibited real-time detection of Hg(2+) with high selectivity in media containing less than 1% organic cosolvent. Furthermore,(More)
Two novel water-soluble coumarin-based compounds (OC7, NC7) were designed and synthesized as two-photon fluorescent probes for biological Mg(2+) detection. The compounds feature a β-keto acid as a high selective binding site for Mg(2+) and the coumarin framework as the two-photon fluorophore. OC7 and NC7 show significant "off-on" detecting signals(More)
This work reports the first synthesis of selenophenolate-protected Au(18)(SePh)(14) nanoclusters. This cluster exhibits distinct differences from its thiolate analogue in terms of optical absorption properties. The Au(18)(SePh)(14) nanoclusters were obtained via a controlled reaction of Au(25)(SCH(2)CH(2)Ph)(18) with selenophenol. Electrospray ionization(More)
Chirality in nanoparticles is an intriguing phenomenon. Herein, we have devised a well-defined gold nanoparticle system for investigating the origin of chirality in nanoparticles. We have designed chiral thiols (R- and S-isomers) and synthesized chiral gold nanoparticles composed of 25 gold atoms and 18 ligands, referred to as Au(25)(pet)(18), where pet(More)
An alternative derivation for the well-known approximate message passing (AMP) algorithm proposed by Donoho is presented in this letter. Compared with the original derivation, which exploits central limit theorem and Taylor expansion to simplify belief propagation (BP), our derivation resorts to expectation propagation (EP) and the neglect of high-order(More)
The rod-shaped Au25 nanocluster possesses a low photoluminescence quantum yield (QY=0.1%) and hence is not of practical use in bioimaging and related applications. Herein, we show that substituting silver atoms for gold in the 25-atom matrix can drastically enhance the photoluminescence. The obtained Ag(x)Au(25-x) (x=1-13) nanoclusters exhibit high quantum(More)
A metal exchange method based upon atomically precise gold nanoclusters (NCs) as templates is devised to obtain alloy NCs including CuxAu25-x(SR)18, AgxAu25-x(SR)18, Cd1Au24(SR)18, and Hg1Au24(SR)18 via reaction of the template with metal thiolate complexes of Cu(II), Ag(I), Cd(II), and Hg(II) (as opposed to common salt precursors such as CuCl2, AgNO3,(More)
A water-soluble "turn-on" fluorescent probe (RD1) for Fe(3+) based on rhodamine B was designed and synthesized. The fluorescent probe showed "turn-on" fluorescent and colorimetric responses to Fe(3+) with a high selectivity in water containing less than 1% organic cosolvent. Furthermore, bioimaging investigations indicated that the new probe was cell(More)
—In this paper, we address the problem of recovering complex-valued signals from a set of complex-valued linear measurements. Approximate message passing (AMP) is one state-of-the-art algorithm to recover real-valued sparse signals. However, the extension of AMP to complex-valued case is nontrivial and no detailed and rigorous derivation has been explicitly(More)