Yu-Chie Chen

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Columns packed with microsized titanium dioxide particles have been used effectively as precolumns for enriching phosphopeptides from complex mixtures. Nanosized titanium dioxide particles have a higher specific surface area and, hence, potentially higher trapping capacities toward phosphopeptides than do microsized particles. Thus, in this study, we(More)
The fungal spores of Penicillium expansum, P. chrysogenum, P. citrinum, P. digitatum, P. italicum, and P. pinophilum were characterized by using matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization with time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOFMS). These fungal spores are frequently found in grain and fruit. The mass spectra of these six species were directly(More)
MALDI mass spectrometry is used widely in various fields because it has the characteristics of speed, ease of use, high sensitivity, and wide detectable mass range, but suppression effects between analyte molecules and interference from the sample matrix frequently arise during MALDI analysis. The suppression effects can be avoided if target species are(More)
AIMS Our aim was to demonstrate that functional gold nanoparticles can be used as photothermal agents for the selective killing of pathogenic bacteria. MATERIALS & METHODS Gold nanoparticles with polygonal shapes, capable of absorbing near infrared (NIR) light, were generated through a photochemical reaction. Vancomycin, which can bind with the terminal(More)
In this paper, we report a method for fabricating biofunctionalized nanoparticles by attaching human immunoglobulin (IgG) onto their surfaces through either electrostatic interactions or covalent binding. We found that these IgG-presenting nanoparticles can bind selectively to the cell walls of pathogens that contain IgG-binding sites based on the(More)
A photokilling approach for pathogenic bacteria is demonstrated using a new type of magnetic nanoprobe as the photokilling agent. In addition to their magnetic property, the nanoprobes have other features including a photocatalytic property and the capacity to target bacteria. The nanoprobes comprise iron oxide/titania (Fe(3)O(4)@TiO(2)) core/shell magnetic(More)
This paper describes a matrix-free method for performing desorption/ionization directly from mesoporous nanocrystalline titania sol-gel thin films, which have good absorption capacity in the ultraviolet (UV) range and can act as assisting materials during UV matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometric (MALDI-MS) analysis. A high(More)
This work presents a novel method for direct desorption/ ionization of analytes from sol-gel-derived film. 2,5-Dihydroxy benzoic acid (DHB), a common MALDI matrix, was incorporated into a sol-gel polymeric structure. The sol-gel-derived DHB thin film can assist the mass analysis of analytes by laser desorption/ionization, with a matrix interference-free(More)
Silane-immobilized magnetic iron oxide particles were used as the assisting material in surface-assisted laser desorption/ionization (SALDI) mass spectrometric analysis. This approach can be used to analyze small proteins and peptides. The upper detectable mass range is approximately 16 kDa. The detection limit for peptides is about 20 fmol. Silanized iron(More)
Online monitoring of the appearance of the intermediates and products during chemical reactions is helpful to understand reaction mechanisms. Various analytical tools including nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy and mass spectrometry (MS) have been employed for the study. MS is one of the most promising means among analytical tools(More)