Xiaoyu Zhuang

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RATIONALE Prostaglandin E2 is an important biomarker in many biological systems. The development of sensitive and reliable analytical methods for monitoring PGE2 contents in various samples is of great interest. Here we developed an improved method for evaluating the enzyme activity and screening COX-2 inhibitors using ultrahigh-performance liquid(More)
Bulleyaconitine A (BLA) from Aconitum bulleyanum plants is usually used as anti-inflammatory drug in some Asian countries. It has a variety of bioactivities, and at the same time some toxicities. Since the bioactivities and toxicities of BLA are closely related to its metabolism, the metabolites and the metabolic pathways of BLA in rat liver microsomes were(More)
It remains particularly difficult for gaining unambiguous information on anomer, linkage, and position isomers of oligosaccharides using conventional mass spectrometry (MS) methods. In our laboratory, an ion mobility (IM) shift strategy was employed to improve confidence in the identification of structurally closely related disaccharide and monosaccharide(More)
Cu, Zn-superoxide dismutase (SOD1) is a homodimeric enzyme of approximately 32 kDa. Each monomer contains one Cu(2+) and one Zn(2+) ion, which play catalytic and structural roles in the enzyme. Dimer formation is also essential to its functionality. The spatial structure of this metalloenzyme is also closely related to its bioactivities. Here we investigate(More)
Although anticancer drug resistance has been linked to high expression of P-glycoprotein and the enhanced DNA repair ability, the biochemical process and the underlying mechanisms of drug resistance are not clear. In order to clarify the biochemical mechanisms of drug resistance during anticancer drug treatment, we studied the metabolomics of MCF-7/S and(More)
We investigate the influence of three volatile alkylammonium acetate buffers on binding affinities for protein-ligand interactions determined by native electrospray ionization-mass spectrometry (ESI-MS). Four different types of proteins were chosen for this study. A charge-reduction effect was observed for all the cases studied, in comparison to the ions(More)
Misfolding and aggregation of Cu, Zn superoxide dismutase (SOD1) is implicated in the etiology of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The use of small molecules may stabilize the spatial structure of SOD1 dimer, thus, preventing its dissociation and aggregation. In this study, "native" mass spectrometry (MS) was used to study the noncovalent interactions(More)
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