Zhong-fu Wang

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A novel one-pot procedure for the nonreductive release of O-linked glycans from glycoproteins and the simultaneous derivatization of released glycans with 1-phenyl-3-methyl-5-pyrazolone (PMP) is described. Unlike the traditional reductive β-elimination, which produces alditols, this new method employs PMP/ammonia aqueous solution as the reaction medium. The(More)
Cancer immunotherapy by targeting of immune checkpoint molecules has been a research 'hot-spot' in recent years. Nivolumab, a human monoclonal antibody targeting PD-1, has been widely used clinically since 2014. However, the binding mechanism of nivolumab to PD-1 has not yet been shown, despite a recent report describing the complex structure of(More)
Ag recognition and Ab production in B cells are major components of the humoral immune response. In the current study, we found that the core fucosylation catalyzed by α1,6-fucosyltransferase (Fut8) was required for the Ag recognition of BCR and the subsequent signal transduction. Moreover, compared with the 3-83 B cells, the coalescing of lipid rafts and(More)
A water-soluble arabinogalactan-protein (AGP), designated LRGP3, was isolated from the fruits of Lycium ruthenicum Murr. Its average molecular weight was 75.6 kDa. Monosaccharide composition analysis revealed that it was composed of rhamnose, arabinose, and galactose in a molar ratio of 1.0:14.9:10.4. Protein accounted for 1.7% of the AGP and was rich in(More)
A complex polysaccharide, termed LRP4-A, was isolated from the fruit of Lycium ruthenicum Murr. and its structure was characterized. The crude polysaccharide LRP was obtained from the fruit of L. ruthenicum Murr. using hot water extraction followed by ethanol precipitation. The water-soluble polysaccharide LRP4-A was purified from LRP by anion-exchange(More)
A deuterium reagent, 1-(d5) phenyl-3-methyl-5-pyrazolone (d5-PMP), has been synthesized and used for relative quantitative analysis of oligosaccharides by mass spectrometry (MS) using d0/d5-PMP stable isotopic labeling. Previously reported permethylation-based isotopic labels generate variable mass differences, and reductive amination-based isotopic labels(More)
A simple and efficient procedure for the fluorescent labeling of saccharides is a prerequisite step for imaging the transport of polysaccharides in living cells. We report a one-pot strategy for the fluorescent labeling of saccharides with fluorescein-5-thiosemicarbazide (FTSC), which introduces the thiosemicarbazide group of FTSC to the aldehyde group at(More)
A simple and efficient procedure was designed for the preparation of pyranoid glycals. In a novel fashion, a series of protected glycopyranosyl bromides underwent reductive elimination in the presence of zinc dust and ammonium chloride in CH3CN at 30-60 °C. The corresponding glycals were obtained with excellent isolated yields (72-96%) in a short time(More)
Fast, sensitive, and simple methods for quantitative analysis of disparities in glycan expression between different biological samples are essential for studies of protein glycosylation patterns (glycomics) and the search for disease glycan biomarkers. Relative quantitation of glycans based on stable isotope labeling combined with mass spectrometric(More)
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE The rhizome of Panax japonicus C. A. Mey. var. major (Burk.) C. Y. Wu et K. M. Feng (PJ) is a commonly used traditional Chinese medicine to promote hematopoietic effects, promote blood circulation and supporting healthy energy. Aim of the study is to investigate the haematopoietic effects of PJ and determine the mechanism of(More)