Xizhe Tian

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Oxidative and nitrosative stress induced by ROS/RNS play crucial roles in a wide range of physiological processes and are also implicated in various diseases, including cancer and neurodegenerative disorders. Sensitive and selective methods for the detection of ROS/RNS based on fluorescent and luminescent probes are of great use in monitoring the in vivo(More)
A facile and efficient solid-phase synthesis of linear peptide-based glycoclusters with various valences and different spatial arrangements of the sugar ligands is described. The synthetic strategy includes 1) solid-phase synthesis of fluorophore-labeled, alkyne-containing peptides, 2) coupling of azide-linked, unprotected mono-, di-, and trisaccharides to(More)
To investigate the density-dependent binding of glycans by lectins using carbohydrate microarrays, a number of C-terminal hydrazide-conjugated neoglycopeptides with various valences and different spatial arrangements of the sugar ligands were prepared on a solid support. The synthetic strategy includes (1) assembly of alkyne-linked peptides possessing(More)
p21-activated kinases (PAKs) are key regulators of actin dynamics, cell proliferation and cell survival. Deregulation of PAK activity contributes to the pathogenesis of various human diseases, including cancer and neurological disorders. Using an ELISA-based screening protocol, we identified naphtho(hydro)quinone-based small molecules that allosterically(More)
To date, many efforts have been made to detect lectins in cells by using single imaging techniques. However, only a few dual-labeled glycan-based probes, which integrate advantageous features of two imaging methods to enhance the visualization of biological processes associated with lectins in cells, have been reported. Herein we describe the synthesis of(More)
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