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Polyanionic DNA interacts with cationic amphiphiles to form electrostatic complexes exhibiting rich self-assembled structures. This type of complex has been considered as a nonviral carrier in gene therapy and as a template for nanostructure construction. Here we report a thermally-induced phase transition of the complexes of DNA with the mixtures of a(More)
UNLABELLED Tissue engineering promises to restore or replace diseased or damaged tissue by creating functional and transplantable artificial tissues. The development of artificial tissues with large dimensions that exceed the diffusion limitation will require nutrients and oxygen to be delivered via perfusion instead of diffusion alone over a short time(More)
Five new labdane-type diterpenes, 12beta,19-dihydroxymanoyl oxide (1), 8(17),13-labdadien-12,15-olid-19-oic acid (2), 12,15-epoxy-8(17),13-labdadien-18-oic acid (3), 8alpha-hydroxy-11E,13Z-labdadien-15-al (4), and (13R)-13-hydroxy-8(17), 11E,14-labdatrien-18-oic acid (5) were isolated from the wood of Cunninghamia konishii. Their structures were elucidated(More)
Phytochemical investigation of the methanol extract of the wood of Cunninghamia konishii resulted in the isolation of two new acidic labdane-type diterpenoids, 12(S)-hydroxy-15,16-epoxylabda-8(17),13-dien-19-oic acid (1) and 12(S)-hydroxy-15,16-epoxylabda-8(17),13-dien-18-oic acid (2), along with one known labdane-type diterpene, 7,13E-labdadien-15-ol (3).(More)
Two new diterpenoids, konishone (1) and 3b-hydroxy-5,6-dehydrosugiol (2), along with three known diterpenoids--hinokiol (3), sugiol (4), and 12-hydroxy-6,7-secoabieta-8,11,13-triene-6,7-dial (5)--were isolated from the wood of Cunninghamia konishii. Compound 1 is a novel skeleton of the 7,20-dinorabietane-type diterpene. In addition, when RAW264.7(More)
One of the keys for using deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) as a nanomaterial relies on how the individual DNA chain can be aligned and how a multitude of DNA chains can be packed into ordered nanostructures. Here we present a simple method for constructing a 2-D densely packed DNA nanostructure using the electrostatic complex of DNA with a poly(amidoamine)(More)
The conformational structure and the interchain aggregation behavior of a semirigid conjugated polymer bearing a decyl side chain, poly(2,3-diphenyl-5-decyl-1,4-phenylenevinylene) (DP10-PPV), in solutions with chloroform and toluene have been investigated by means of small-angle neutron scattering (SANS), static light scattering (SLS) and dynamic light(More)
Using small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS), we elucidated the spatial organization of palladium (Pd) nanoparticles (NPs) in the polymer matrix of poly(2-vinylpyridine) (P2VP) and the nature of inter-nanoparticle interactions, where the NPs were synthesized in the presence of P2VP by the reduction of palladium acetylacetonate (Pd(acac)2). The experimental(More)
A large-volume sample injection (> 5 microL) with an extremely high theoretical plate number (N > 10(7)) was achieved when the sweeping-MEKC mode and a coupled-capillary (100 - 50 microm i.d.) were simultaneously used in a capillary electrophoresis (CE) separation. A low-cost and compact violet-LED ( approximately 2 mW) was used as the fluorescence(More)