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An activatable photoacoustic nanoprobe based on a semiconducting oligomer with amplified brightness and pH-sensing capability is developed by taking advantage of nanodoping to simultaneously create both intraparticle photoinduced electron transfer and intramolecular protonation within a single particle. This organic nanoprobe permits noninvasive real-time(More)
Location-based business review (LBBR) sites (e.g., Yelp) provide us a possibility to recommend new points of interest (POIs) for users. The geographical position and category of POIs have been considered as two major factors in modeling users' preferences. However, it is argued that the user's visiting behaviors are also affected by the attributes of POIs,(More)
Protein sulfenic acids play a key role in oxidative signal transduction of many biological and pathological processes; however, current chemical tools rely on visible fluorescence signals, limiting their utility to in vitro assays. We herein report reaction-based semiconducting polymer nanoprobes (rSPNs) with near-infrared absorption for in vivo(More)
Molecular probes that change their signals in response to the target of interest have a critical role in fundamental biology and medicine. Semiconducting polymer nanoparticles (SPNs) have recently emerged as a new generation of purely organic photonic nanoagents with desirable properties for biological applications. In particular, tunable optical properties(More)
Exploring massive mobile data for location-based services (LBS) becomes one of the key challenges in mobile data mining. In this paper, we propose a framework that uses large-scale cell tower data dumps and extracts points-of-interest (POIs) from a social network web site called Weibo, and provides new LBS based on these two data sets, i.e., predicting the(More)
Photoacoustic (PA) imaging holds great promise for preclinical research and clinical practice. However, most studies rely on the laser wavelength in the first near-infrared (NIR) window (NIR-I, 650-950 nm), while few studies have been exploited in the second NIR window (NIR-II, 1000-1700 nm), mainly due to the lack of NIR-II absorbing contrast agents. We(More)
Regulation of transgene systems is needed to develop innovative medicines. However, noninvasive remote control of gene expression has been rarely developed and remains challenging. We herein synthesize a near-infrared (NIR) absorbing dendronized semiconducting polymer (DSP) and utilize it as a photothermal nanocarrier not only to efficiently deliver genes(More)
Phospholipase C (PLC) catalyzes the hydrolysis of phospholipids to produce phosphate monoesters and diacylglycerol. It has many applications in the enzymatic degumming of plant oils. PLC Bc , a bacterial PLC from Bacillus cereus, is an optimal choice for this activity in terms of its wide substrate spectrum, high activity, and approved safety.(More)
This study examines size-resolved heavy metal data for particles sampled near an urban site affected by non-ferrous metal smelting in China with a focus on how particle sizes impact regional respiratory deposition behavior. Particles with aerodynamic diameters between 0.43 and 9 μm were collected during winter haze episodes from December 2011 to January(More)
Semiconducting polymer nanoparticles (SPNs) have emerged as an alternative class of optical nanoagents for imaging applications. However, the general preparation method of SPNs is nanoprecipitation, which is likely to encounter the issue of nanoparticle dissociation. We herein report nondissociable near-infrared (NIR)-absorbing organic semiconducting(More)