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The excess proton in aqueous media plays a pivotal role in many fundamental chemical (e.g., acid-base chemistry) and biological (e.g., bioenergetics and enzyme catalysis) processes. Understanding the hydrated proton is, therefore, crucial for chemistry, biology, and materials sciences. Although well studied for over 200 years, excess proton solvation and(More)
The permeation free-energy profile and maximum ion conductance of proton transport along the channel of three aquaporin-1 (AQP1) mutants (H180A/R195V, H180A, and R195V) are calculated via molecular dynamics simulations and Poisson-Nernst-Planck theory. The proton dynamics was described by the multistate empirical valence bond (MS-EVB) model. The results(More)
In order to introduce flexibility into the simple point-charge (SPC) water model, the impact of the intramolecular degrees of freedom on liquid properties was systematically studied in this work as a function of many possible parameter sets. It was found that the diffusion constant is extremely sensitive to the equilibrium bond length and that this effect(More)
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) has a widespread application in reality, and RFID wireless network planning is one of the most important issues in this field. In this paper, we propose a RFID network planning method based on genetic algorithm. The main points include mapping RFID network, planning issues into genetic algorithms, presenting problem(More)
Immunosuppression is a prevalent clinical feature in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) patients, with many patients demonstrating increased susceptibility to infections as well as increased failure of an antitumor immune response. However, much is currently not understood regarding the precise mechanisms that attribute to this immunosuppressive phenotype(More)
Dominant-negative (DN) Ikaros isoforms, having important roles in pathogenesis of leukemia, are mainly studied in pediatric patients, but little is known about Chinese adult patients. We examined 339 Chinese adult patients with leukemia and demonstrated the different findings between our results and those in several previous studies showing that DN isoforms(More)
The structural properties of the influenza A virus M2 transmembrane channel in dimyristoylphosphatidylcholine bilayer for each of the four protonation states of the proton-gating His-37 tetrad and their effects on proton transport for this low-pH activated, highly proton-selective channel are studied by classical molecular dynamics with the multistate(More)
A new multistate empirical valence bond model (MS-EVB3) is developed for proton solvation and transport in aqueous solutions. The new model and its quantum version (qMS-EVB3) are based on the MS-EVB2 model [Day et al., J. Chem. Phys. 2002, 117, 5839] and recently developed flexible water models-the SPC/Fw model [Wu et al. J. Chem. Phys. 2006, 124, 24503](More)
A method of high-performance liquid chromatography with UV detection has been established for simultaneous quantitative determination of quinoxaline-2-carboxylic acid (QCA) and methyl-3-quinoxaline-2-carboxylic acid (MQCA), the marker residues for carbadox (CBX) and olaquindox (OLA), respectively, in the muscles and livers of porcine and chicken and in the(More)
NosN is a class C radical S-adenosylmethionine (SAM) methyltransferase (RSMT) involved in the biosynthesis of nosiheptide, a clinically interesting thiopeptide antibiotic produced by Streptomyces actuosus. NosN employs an unprecedented catalytic mechanism, in which SAM is converted to 5'-methylthioadenosine (MTA) as a direct methyl donor. In this study, we(More)