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Reaching the native states of small proteins, a necessary step towards a comprehensive understanding of the folding mechanisms, has remained a tremendous challenge to ab initio protein folding simulations despite the extensive effort. In this work, the folding process of the B domain of protein A (BdpA) has been simulated by both conventional and replica(More)
CD2+, CD34+, and CD56+ immunophenotypes are associated with poor prognoses of acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL). The present study aimed to explore the role of APL immunophenotypes and immune markers as prognostic predictors on clinical outcomes. A total of 132 patients with de novo APL were retrospectively analyzed. Immunophenotypes were determined by(More)
The effects of solvation on the conformations and energies of alanine dipeptide (AD) have been studied by ab initio calculations up to MP2/cc-pVTZ//MP2/6-31G**, utilizing the polarizable continuum model (PCM) to mimic solvation effects. The energy surfaces in the gas phase, ether, and water bear similar topological features carved by the steric hindrance,(More)
In this paper, we have developed a chaos-based unequal encryption mechanism which can be applied in the wireless telemedicine with error decryption. The main idea for using chaos sequence is to increase the unpredictability compared with other kinds of random sequences. An essential feature of this unequal encryption scheme is that a bit stream mapping of(More)
A density functional theory study at the M05-2X(IEFPCM, THF)/6-311+G**//M05-2X/6-31G* level has been conducted to gain insight into the catalytic mechanism of the first metal-free N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC)-catalyzed conversion of carbon dioxide into methanol. Among the various examined reaction pathways, we found that the most favorable leads to the(More)
Insoluble plaques of amyloid β proteins (Aβ) and neurofibrillary tangles of hyperphosphorylated tau are key markers for Alzheimer's disease (AD). Safflower yellow (SY) is one of traditional Chinese medicine extracted from safflower, which is suggested to have therapeutic potential for neurodegenerative disorders. However, whether SY can ameliorate(More)
Ab initio calculations up to the MP2/aug-cc-pVQZ//MP2/6-311+G** level have been carried out to characterize the four patterns of hydrogen-bond (H-bond) pairs in protein secondary structures. The unblocked and methyl-blocked glycine dipeptide dimers were arranged to model the H-bond pairs in α-helix (αHH) and antiparallel (Aββ-C5 and Aββ-C7) and parallel(More)
Based on the AMBER polarizable model (ff02), we have re-optimized the parameters related to the main-chain (Phi, Psi) torsion angles by fitting to the Boltzmann-weighted average quantum mechanical (QM) energies of the important regions (i.e., beta, P(II), alpha(R), and alpha(L) regions). Following the naming convention of the AMBER force field series, this(More)
Planar tetracoordinate carbon (ptC) arrangements can be achieved by employing multiple substituents based on beryllium, despite its rather weak pi-acceptor ability. A variety of ptC-containing examples, some with more than one ptC, have been designed computationally by elaborating the planar C(BeH) 4 (2-) prototype at B3LYP/6-311++G(3df,2p) and(More)
In this study, we investigated the synergistic effects of panobinostat and bortezomib on adriamycin-resistant HL60/ADR cells and refractory acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) primary cells. Combination of both agents had synergistic cytotoxicity on these cells, and increased the sensitivity of HL60/ADR cells to adriamycin. Panobinostat plus bortezomib was(More)