Yen-Cheng Li

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To manufacture tissue engineering-based functional tissues, scaffold materials that can be sufficiently vascularized to mimic the functionality and complexity of native tissues are needed. Currently, vascular network bioengineering is largely carried out using natural hydrogels as embedding scaffolds, but most natural hydrogels have poor mechanical(More)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Semirigid conjugated polymers have received much scientific and technological interest due to their unique electrical and photonic semiconducting properties. Spectroscopic studies have indicated that these polymers underwent interchain aggregation in the solution state even at large dilution; however, the origin of this event and the structure of the(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)
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)