Xinguo Hong

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Ibalizumab is a humanized, anti-CD4 monoclonal antibody. It potently blocks HIV-1 infection and targets an epitope in the second domain of CD4 without interfering with immune functions mediated by interaction of CD4 with major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class II molecules. We report here the crystal structure of ibalizumab Fab fragment in complex with(More)
The topological shape of the integral membrane protein light-harvesting complex LH2 from photosynthetic bacteria Rhodobacter spheroides 2.4.1 in detergent solution has been determined from synchrotron small-angle X-ray scattering data using direct curve-fitting by the ellipsoid, ab initio shape determination methods of simulated annealing algorithm and(More)
Solving the phase problem remains central to crystallographic structure determination. A six-dimensional search method of molecular replacement (FSEARCH) can be used to locate a low-resolution molecular envelope determined from small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) within the crystallographic unit cell. This method has now been applied using the(More)
The characteristics of topological insulators are manifested in both their surface and bulk properties, but the latter remain to be explored. Here we report bulk signatures of pressure-induced band inversion and topological phase transitions in Pb(1-x)Sn(x)Se (x=0.00, 0.15, and 0.23). The results of infrared measurements as a function of pressure indicate(More)
The compressibility of nanocrystalline gold (n-Au, 20 nm) has been studied by x-ray total scattering using high-energy monochromatic x-rays in the diamond anvil cell under quasi-hydrostatic conditions up to 71 GPa. The bulk modulus, K0, of the n-Au obtained from fitting to a Vinet equation of state is ~196(3) GPa, which is about 17% higher than for the(More)
In this paper, we report a method of precise and fast absolute x-ray energy calibration over a wide energy range using an iterative x-ray diffraction based method. Although accurate x-ray energy calibration is indispensable for x-ray energy-sensitive scattering and diffraction experiments, there is still a lack of effective methods to precisely calibrate(More)
One fascinating high-pressure behavior of tetrahedral glasses and melts is the local coordination change with increasing pressure, which provides a structural basis for understanding numerous anomalies in their high-pressure properties. Because the coordination change is often not retained upon decompression, studies must be conducted in situ. Previous in(More)
In this paper, we report a method of precise in situ x-ray scattering measurements on protein solutions using small stationary sample cells. Although reduction in the radiation damage induced by intense synchrotron radiation sources is indispensable for the correct interpretation of scattering data, there is still a lack of effective methods to overcome(More)
Perovskite-structure materials generally exhibit local structural distortions that are distinct from long-range, average crystal structure. The characterization of such distortion is critical to understanding the structural and physical properties of materials. In this work, we combined Pair Distribution Function (PDF) technique with Raman spectroscopy and(More)