Xiaozhao Wang

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This paper studies the recovery from multiple node failures in distributed storage systems. We design a mutually cooperative recovery (MCR) mechanism for multiple node failures. Via a cut-based analysis of the information flow graph, we obtain a lower bound of maintenance bandwidth based on MCR. For MCR, we also propose a transmission scheme and design a(More)
Recently, we identified 1-aminoanthracene as a fluorescent general anesthetic. To investigate the mechanism of action, a photoactive analogue, 1-azidoanthracene, was synthesized. Administration of 1-azidoanthracene to albino stage 40-47 tadpoles was found to immobilize animals upon near-UV irradiation of the forebrain region. The immobilization was often(More)
The stability of the HIV-1 core in the cytoplasm is crucial for productive HIV-1 infection. Mutations that stabilize or destabilize the core showed defects on HIV-1 reverse transcription and infection. We developed a novel and simple assay to measure the stability of in vitro-assembled HIV-1 CA-NC complexes. The assay allowed us to demonstrate that(More)
Distributed storage systems provide reliable access to data through redundancy spread in network system. A key goal is to minimize bandwidth overhead to maintain the redundancy. This paper studies the flexible recovery from multiple node failures in distributed storage systems. Via a cut-based analysis of information flow graph, we obtain a lower bound of(More)
The HIV-1 capsid (CA) protein plays essential roles in both early and late stages of virl replication and has emerged as a novel drug target. We report hybrid structure-based virtual screening to identify small molecules with the potential to interact with the N-terminal domain (NTD) of HIV-1 CA and disrupt early, preintegration steps of the HIV-1(More)
A hallmark pathological feature of the Alzheimer's disease (AD) brain is the presence of senile plaques, which comprise amyloid β (Aβ) peptides that are derived from the amyloid precursor protein (APP). The plaque-containing AD brain is thought to be under oxidative stress, as evidenced by increased lipid oxidation products that include isoprostane-F2αIII(More)
A series of derivatives of the known thromboxane A2 prostanoid (TP) receptor antagonists, 3-(6-((4-chlorophenyl)sulfonamido)-5,6,7,8-tetrahydronaphthalen-1-yl)propanoic acid and 3-(3-(2-((4-chlorophenyl)sulfonamido)ethyl)phenyl) propanoic acid, were synthesized in which the carboxylic acid functional group was replaced with substituted(More)
Differential synthetic access to an advanced C26-C40 northern hemisphere fragment of spirastrellolide B and to a related [5,5,7]-bis-spiroketal analogue from a common intermediate has been achieved. Central to this venture is the regiocontrolled functionalization of a C(31-32) alkyne, exploiting different transition metal catalysts (cf. Pt(II) and Au(I)).
The synthesis of a C(1)-C(24) advanced southern hemisphere fragment towards the total synthesis of spirastrellolide E has been achieved. Highlights of the route include a highly convergent Type I Anion Relay Chemistry (ARC) tactic for fragment assembly, in conjunction with a directed, regioselective gold-catalyzed alkyne functionalization to generate the(More)
Efficient synthetic routes to the four isomers 17b-20b of the title ketone are described. Entry begins from the Wieland-Miescher homologue 3 whose pair of carbonyl groups are amenable to regiochemical manipulation. The compositions of the reaction mixtures generated under kinetic or thermodynamic control were defined by (1)H NMR analysis subsequent to(More)