Xueyuan Chen

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Amine-functionalized lanthanide-doped KGdF(4) nanocrystals, synthesized via a facile one-step solvothermal route by employing polyethylenimine as the surfactant and capping ligand, have been demonstrated to be sensitive time-resolved FRET bioprobes to detect a trace amount of biomolecules such as avidin at a concentration of 5.5 nM and to be potential(More)
Upconversion refers to non-linear optical processes that convert two or more low-energy pump photons to a higher-energy output photon. After being recognized in the mid-1960s, upconversion has attracted significant research interest for its applications in optical devices such as infrared quantum counter detectors and compact solid-state lasers. Over the(More)
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) has attracted much interest for the treatment of cancer due to the increased incidence of multidrug resistance and systemic toxicity in conventional chemotherapy. Phthalocyanine (Pc) is one of main classes of photosensitizers for PDT and possesses optimal photophysical and photochemical properties. A higher specificity can ideally(More)
Photon upconversion is promising for applications such as biological imaging, data storage or solar cells. Here, we have investigated upconversion processes in a broad range of gadolinium-based nanoparticles of varying composition. We show that by rational design of a core-shell structure with a set of lanthanide ions incorporated into separated layers at(More)
Trivalent lanthanide (Ln 3 + ) ions doped luminescent nanocrystals (NCs) of various compositions, albeit most of their bulk counterparts have been well studied previously, have attracted reviving interest and come to the forefront in nanophotonics owing to their distinct electrical, optical and magnetic properties as well as their potential applications in(More)
Lanthanide-doped inorganic nanoparticles possess superior physicochemical features such as long-lived luminescence, large antenna-generated Stokes or anti-Stokes shifts, narrow emission bands, high resistance to photobleaching and low toxicity, and thus are regarded as a new generation of luminescent bioprobes as compared to conventional molecular probes(More)
Little is known about the role of microRNA during influenza A virus (IAV) infection. We observed that NIK 3'UTR luciferase activity was elevated during IAV infection. Further studies demonstrated that miR-302c reduced NIK expression, resulting in the reduction of IFNβ mRNA expression. We found that miR-302c prevented the translocation of NF-κB from the(More)