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)
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 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 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)
It is reported that apple polysaccharide can prevent colon cancer growth and impede colon cancer progression. Apple oligosaccharide was prepared by the combination of alkaline hydrolysis and enzymolysis of apple polysaccharides, and purified by anion column chromatography. The aim of this study is to explore the effect of apple oligosaccharide on the(More)
A pre-column derivatization method for the determination of oligosaccharides based ion a labeling reagent 3-amino-9-ethylcarbazole (AEC) was proposed. The enamines were generated by the reaction of the reducing ends of oligosaccharides and the primary amines of AEC, and then reduced to secondary amines by NaBH3CN, making oligosaccharides labeled by AEC. The(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)
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)
A simple and efficient method for selectively imaging and monitoring in situ the expression of sialylated glycoproteins on living cells has been developed. Treating living cells by mild periodate oxidation to selectively generate aldehydes on sialylated glycoproteins, followed by direct labeling of aldehydes with a commercially available fluorescent tag,(More)