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A novel fluoro-containing jasmonate derivative was chemically synthesized and evaluated as a potential elicitor with respect to the induction of plant defense responses and the biosynthesis of plant secondary metabolites. A bioactive taxuyunnanine C (Tc)-producing cell line of Taxus chinensis was taken as a model plant cell system. The presence of novel(More)
A rhodamine-based sensor 1 was designed and synthesized by incorporation the rhodamine fluorophore and ionophore NS(2) with high affinity to Hg(2+). Sensor 1 exhibits a high selectivity and an excellent sensitivity and is a dual-responsive colorimetric and fluorescent Hg(2+)-specific sensor in aqueous buffer solution. In addition, the 1:1 binding mode was(More)
Recently novel synthetic jasmonate derivatives were shown to have very powerful stimulating effects on the biosynthesis of taxuyunnanine C (Tc) by Taxus chinensis cells (Biotech Bioeng, 86:595; ibid. 86: 809, 2004). To provide an insight into the elicitation mechanism of the newly synthesized elicitors, by taking 2-hydroxyethyl jasmonate (HEJ, at 100(More)
We described a prospective application of ligand-based virtual screening program SHAFTS to discover novel inhibitors for p90 ribosomal S6 protein kinase 2 (RSK2). Taking the putative 3D conformations of two weakly binding RSK2 NTKD inhibitors as query templates, SHAFTS was used to perform 3D similarity based virtual screening because of a lack of crystal(More)
A highly selective and sensitive OFF-ON fluorescent sensor 1, employing the PET mechanism, was designed and synthesized. It could be used to detect Cd(2+) ion in aqueous solution and to image Cd(2+) ion in living cells. The fluorescence intensity significantly enhanced about 195-fold and the quantum yield increased almost 100-fold. Moreover the fluorescence(More)
A new ratiometric fluorescence probe E1 based on an excited-state intramolecular proton transfer (ESIPT) mechanism for detection of hydrogen sulfide (H(2)S) is reported. E1 responds to H(2)S quickly and showed a 30-fold fluorescence enhancement in 2 minutes. Moreover, E1 can detect H(2)S quantitatively with a detection limit as low as 0.12 μM in aqueous(More)
A new fluorescent sensor 1, based on the naphthalimide chromophore and thioether-rich crown receptor, exhibited dual signaling behaviors for Hg(2+) and Ag(+) in aqueous solution. Upon addition of Hg(2+), the fluorescence intensity enhanced in a linear fashion with a quantum yield increase of about 5-fold. Moreover, with the 1-Hg(2+) complex, Ag(+) was(More)
Novel naphthalimides with two heterocyclic side chains of 2-nitroimidazole for bioreductive binding were designed, synthesized, and used as fluorescent markers for hypoxic cells. Their evaluation for imaging tumor hypoxia was carried out in V79 cells, CHO cells, and 95D cells in vitro by using fluorescence scan ascent. A2 and A4 showed a very large(More)
A highly efficient bioprocessing strategy was developed for enhancing the production of plant secondary metabolites by repeatedly eliciting a fed-batch culture with a newly synthesized powerful jasmonate analog, 2,3-dihydroxypropyl jasmonate (DHPJA). In suspension cultures of a high taxuyunnanine C (Tc)-producing cell line of Taxus chinensis, 100 microM(More)
In this feature article, we report our recent progresses in fluorescent sensors of biological dyes from the viewpoint of supramolecular and bioorganic chemistry. For signalling fluorophores, we extended or created naphthalene-based ICT systems, e.g. amino-1,8-naphthalimides, amino-1,8-dicyanonaphthalenes and acenaphthopyrrol-9-carbonitriles. We also(More)