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The catalytic mechanism of the recombinant human arsenic (+3) methyltransferase (hAS3MT) was studied using kinetics, initial velocity and spectroscopy. The production and the distribution of methylated arsenicals changed with various concentrations of arsenite/S-adenosyl-L-methionine (SAM)/thiols, enzyme contents, and incubation times. These results suggest(More)
Spinal cord ischemia reperfusion (IR) injury causes inflammation and subsequently increases blood-spinal cord barrier leakage and Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) pathway activation. MicroRNAs (miRs) effectively regulate numerous target mRNAs during ischemia. However, their roles during IR injury are poorly understood. We investigated miRs involvement,(More)
Introducing nonnative metal ions or metal-containing prosthetic groups into a protein can dramatically expand the repertoire of its functionalities and thus its range of applications. Particularly challenging is the control of substrate-binding and thus reaction selectivity such as enantioselectivity. To meet this challenge, both non-covalent and(More)
Tongguan Liqiao acupuncture therapy has been shown to effectively treat dysphagia after stroke-based pseudobulbar paralysis. We presumed that this therapy would be effective for dysphagia after bulbar paralysis in patients with brainstem infarction. Sixty-four patients with dysphagia following brainstem infarction were recruited and divided into a medulla(More)
Since arsenic trioxide (As3+) has been successfully used in the treatment of acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL), its adverse effects on patients have been problematic and required a solution. Considering the good therapeutic potency and low toxicity of tetraarsenictetrasulfide (As4S4) in the treatment of APL, we investigated the effects of combining As4S4(More)
The electrochemical properties of an engineered heme-copper center in myoglobin have been investigated by UV-visible spectroelectrochemistry. In the cyanide-bridged, spin-coupled heme-copper center in an engineered myoglobin, the presence of Zn(II) in the Cu(B) center raises the heme reduction potential from -85 to 49 mV vs NHE. However, in the(More)
Cysteine (Cys) residues are often crucial to the function and structure of proteins. Cys157 and Cys207 in recombinant mouse arsenic (+3 oxidation state) methyltransferase (AS3MT) are shown to be related to enzyme activity and considered to be the catalytic sites. The roles of some conserved Cys residues in the N-terminal region of the rat AS3MT also have(More)
Core-shell structural magnetic molecularly imprinted polymers (magnetic MIPs) with combined properties of molecular recognition and controlled release were prepared and characterized. Magnetic MIPs were synthesized by the co-polymerization of methacrylic acid (MAA) and trimethylolpropane trimethacrylate (TRIM) around aspirin (ASP) at the surface of(More)
Many nanoparticle matrixes have been demonstrated to be efficient in brain targeting, but there are still certain limitations for them. To overcome the shortcomings of the existing nanoparticulate systems for brain-targeted delivery, a lipoprotein resembling protein-free nanostructured lipid carrier (PS80-NLC) loaded with curcumin was constructed and(More)
A simple method for the preparation of core-shell micro/nanostructured magnetic molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) for protein recognition is described. Magnetic MIPs were synthesized by copolymering gamma-aminopropyltrimethoxysilane and tetraethyl orthosilicate at the surface of Fe(3)O(4) nanospheres, which were directly covalently bound with template(More)