Xiaochun Huang

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The marine natural product 12-epi-scalaradial (SLD) is a specific secretory phospholipase A(2) (sPLA(2)) inhibitor. However, little is known about whether this compound has other pharmacological effects. Here, we revealed a novel effect of SLD on epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)-mediated Akt phosphorylation. SLD dose- and time-dependently inhibited(More)
Boron nitride nanosheets (BNNS) were used to anchor bimetallic Pd-Fe nanoparticles for Suzuki-Miyaura coupling catalysts. The bimetallic nanoparticles were found to be core-shell in structure, and their formation was likely facilitated by their interactions with the BNNS. The Pd-Fe/BNNS catalysts were highly effective in representative Suzuki-Miyaura(More)
Single- or few-layered h-BN nanosheets (BNNSs) are analogous to graphene and possess unique properties. However, their technological applications were severely hindered by the low production efficiency of BNNSs. We reported here a study in which BNNSs were efficiently produced by exfoliating bulk h-BN powder in thionyl chloride without using any dispersion(More)
M. Xue and co-workers describe an in situ polymerization method for yielding single-crystal-conjugated polymer (SCCP) arrays on page 5923. As-fabricated SCCP microarrays exhibit a smooth surface, excellent environmental stability, and enhanced electron sensitivity, which may bring high performances for CP-based devices, such as supercapacitors, organic(More)
Branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) play important roles in nitrogen metabolism. However, little is known about the metabolism of BCAAs in the fish pathogen Vibrio alginolyticus. In this study, the global gene expression patterns of V. alginolyticus ZJ-T cultured in M63 minimal medium supplemented with ammonium sulfate or with three BCAAs (isoleucine,(More)
Hfq is a global regulator that is involved in environmental adaptation of bacteria and in pathogenicity. To gain insight into the role of Hfq in Vibrio alginolyticus, an hfq deletion mutant was constructed in V. alginolyticus ZJ-T strain and phenotypically characterized. Deletion of hfq led to an alteration of colony morphology and reduced extracellular(More)
Vibrio alginolyticus is a ubiquitous Gram-negative bacterium which is normally distributed in the coastal and estuarine environments. It has been suggested to be an opportunistic pathogen to both marine animals and humans, Here, the completed genome sequence of V. alginolyticus ZJ-T was determined by Illumina high-throughput sequencing.
Tellurium (Te) films with monolayer and few-layer thickness are obtained by molecular beam epitaxy on a graphene/6H-SiC(0001) substrate and investigated by in situ scanning tunneling microscopy and spectroscopy (STM/STS). We reveal that the Te films are composed of parallel-arranged helical Te chains flat-lying on the graphene surface, exposing the (1 × 1)(More)