Yong-Fei Li

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Polymorphisms in the matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) gene have been hypothesized to be functional and may contribute to genetic susceptibility to cancers. The common sequence variation in MMP-9 −1562 C>T (rs3918242), has been involved in cancer risk. However, results of the related published studies were somewhat controversial and underpowered in general. To(More)
In this paper we unveil a novel rhodamine compound based fluorescent chemosensor (1-Pb(2+)) for colormetric and fluorescent detection of citrate in aqueous solution. This is the first fluorescent chemosensor for citrate based on rhodamine compound. The comparison of this method with some other fluorescence methods for citrate indicates that the method can(More)
A rhodamine spirolactam derivative (1) is developed as a colormetric and fluorescent probe for trivalent aluminum ions (Al(3+)). It exhibits a highly sensitive "turn-on" fluorescent response toward Al(3+) with a 70-fold fluorescence intensity enhancement under 2 equiv. of Al(3+) added. The probe can be applied to the quantification of Al(3+) with a linear(More)
Naphthalimide-rhodamine compound (NR) is developed as a ratiometric fluorescent probe for ATP detection based on the FRET mechanism. It shows an unexpected high selectivity for ATP over other anions, especially organic phosphate anions, due to simultaneous interactions of two recognition sites, which benefits fluorescence imaging in living cells.
A rhodamine spirolactam derivative (1) was developed as a colormetric and fluorescent chemosensor for adenosine-5'-triphosphate (ATP) via hydrogen bonds interaction. As far as we know, this is the first case to explore ATP-induced ring-opening of spirolactam in rhodamine derivatives. It exhibited a highly sensitive "turn-on" fluorescent response toward ATP(More)
A rhodamine spirolactam derivative (1) bearing a hydrophilic carboxylic acid group is developed as a fluorescent chemodosimeter for bivalent mercury ions (Hg(2+)) in 100% aqueous solution. It exhibits a highly sensitive "turn-on" fluorescent response toward Hg(2+) with a 42-fold fluorescence intensity enhancement under 1 equiv. of Hg(2+) added. The(More)
Naphthalimide derivative (compound 1) containing hydrophilic hexanoic acid group was synthesized and used to recognize Hg(2+) in aqueous solution. The fluorescence enhancement of 1 is attributed to the formation of a complex between 1 and Hg(2+) by 1:1 complex ratio (K=2.08×10(5)), which has been utilized as the basis of fabrication of the Hg(2+)-sensitive(More)
In this study, we investigated oxidative stress and tumor marker levels of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in 136 coke oven workers and in 60 control subjects, and evaluated the correlation between oxidative stress and tumor marker levels. Questionnaires on basic demographic information were also administered. Significant differences in employment(More)
Glutathione (GSH), cysteine (Cys), and homocysteine (Hcy) are small-molecular biothiols that play key roles in various biological systems. Among these biothiols, GSH is the most abundant intracellular thiol. Until now, a small number of the near-infrared (NIR) fluorescent probes have been designed for the detection of GSH. Unfortunately, most of these NIR(More)
The synthesis of functionalized naphthalimide (compound 1) and its application for the preparation of pH chemosensor was described. The fluorescence enhancement of compound 1 with the increase of hydrogen ion concentration is based on the hindering of photo-induced electron transfer (PET) from aliphatic amine group to the naphthalimide. The comparison of(More)