Zhao-feng Luo

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In this study, we developed a systematic evolution of ligands by exponential enrichment (SELEX) method using a combination of magnetic beads immobilization and flow cytometric measurement. As an example, the selection of streptavidin-specific aptamers was performed. In this protocol, the conventional SELEX procedure was optimized, first using magnetic beads(More)
Polyvinylpyrrolidone is a macromolecular polymer with widespread use in industry as well as in medicine for various purposes. Its effect on cells cultured in vitro, however, has not been fully investigated. To elucidate this issue, we studied the influence of PVP K-30 on cultured HeLa cells. PVP K-30 treatment produced a dose- and time-dependent toxicity to(More)
Thrombin aptamer was attempted to cage with Bhc (6-bromo-7-hydroxycoumarin-4-ylmethyl) group for controlling its specific affinity to target molecular through photolysis. By multiple-caging strategy, aptamer could be rendered biologically inert and partially restored with subsequently illumination. This provides a convenient method for photoregulating(More)
Escherichia coli DNA photolyase repairs cyclobutane pyrimidine dimer (CPD) in UV-damaged DNA through a photoinduced electron transfer mechanism. The catalytic activity of the enzyme requires fully reduced FAD (FADH (-)). After purification in vitro, the cofactor FADH (-) in photolyase is oxidized into the neutral radical form FADH (*) under aerobic(More)
Nek2A is a cell-cycle-regulated protein kinase that localizes to the centrosome and kinetochore. Our recent studies provide a link between Nek2A and spindle checkpoint signaling [J. Biol. Chem. 279 (2004) 20049]. Extracellular signal-regulated kinase 2 (Erk2) is an important kinase, which belongs to mitogen activating protein (MAP) kinase family. Here we(More)
Aptamers have attracted much attention due to their ability to bind to target molecules with high affinity and specificity. The development of an approach capable of efficiently generating aptamers through systematic evolution of ligands by exponential enrichment (SELEX) is particularly challenging. Herein, a fraction collection approach in capillary(More)
A series of well-defined triblock copolymers, poly(N, N-dimethylacrylamide)-block-poly(ethylene oxide)-block-poly(N, N-dimethylacrylamide) (PDMA-b-PEO-b-PDMA) synthesized by atom transfer radical polymerization, were used as physical coatings for protein separation. A comparative study of EOF showed that the triblock copolymer presented good capillary(More)
The antifouling PEG-immobilized capillary was introduced for the protein separation in CE through mussel adhesive protein inspired polydopamine coating for the first time. The polydopamine, formed by spontaneous oxidative polymerization of dopamine at alkaline in the inner surface of capillary, was exploited to immobilize amine-functionalized PEG onto the(More)
cis-syn Cyclobutane pyrimidine dimer (CPD) oligonucleotide was produced by UV irradiation in the presence of acetone photosensitizer. Acetone could enhance the productivity but evidently induced the photocleavage of oligonucleotide under a long time irradiation. A statistical approach of orthogonal design was applied to optimize the preparation condition(More)
This study examined recombinant wild-type human phosphoribosylpyrophosphate synthetase 1 (wt-PRS1, EC 2.7.6.1) and the point mutant Asn114Ser PRS1 (N114S-Mutant) in cells of a patient with primary gout. Dynamic light-scattering and sedimentation velocity experiments indicated that the monomeric wt-PRS1 in solution was assembled into hexamers after adding(More)