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Wu Z.,Beijing Normal University | Hu T.,Beijing Normal University | He L.,National Institutes for Food and Drug Control of China | Gong B.,State University of New York at Buffalo
Organic Letters | Year: 2012

Treating derivatives of m-phenylenediamine having different electron-richness and reactivities with triphosgene in the presence of triethylamine led to aromatic tetraurea macrocycles in high yields. Factors important for efficiently forming these macrocycles include the molar ratio (2:1) between the diamine and triphosgene, reaction temperature (-75 °C), and solvent (CH2Cl2). By controlling the order and rate for adding diamines, tetraurea macrocycles consisting of two different types of monomeric residues have also been obtained in high yields. © 2012 American Chemical Society.


Gao Z.Q.,National Institutes for Food and Drug Control of China
Zhonghua liu xing bing xue za zhi = Zhonghua liuxingbingxue zazhi | Year: 2012

To develop a TaqMan MGB probe-based, sensitive and specific fluorescence quantitative PCR assay method for rapid detection of Clostridium piliforme. Primers and probes specific to 16S rRNA gene of Clostridium piliforme were designed. A TaqMan MGB probe-based, fluorescence quantitative PCR method was established. Specificity, sensitivity and stability of the method were assessed, followed by real-time quantitative PCR assay to detect Clostridium piliforme on 1156 clinical specimens during 2008-2011 and compared with conventional PCR assay. The specificity of TaqMan MGB probe-based fluorescence quantitative PCR was high and did not show cross-reactivity with Helicobacter hepaticus, Helicobacter pylori, Campylobacter jejuni, Pasteurella pneumotropica, Escherichia coli or Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The detection limit was 2.2 copies/μl. The correlation coefficient and slope value of standard curve were 0.999 and -3.204, respectively and the efficiency of TaqMan MGB-based probe fluorescence quantitative PCR assay was 100%. When the TaqMan MGB-based probe fluorescence quantitative PCR assay was preformed to detect Clostridium piliforme on 1156 clinical specimens, a total of 101 specimens showed positive on Clostridium piliforme. However, only 44 specimens showed positive when conventional PCR was used. The real-time quantitative PCR for Clostridium piliforme could be completed within 2 hours. The TaqMan MGB-based probe fluorescence quantitative PCR assay method was a reliable, specific, sensitive and useful tool for rapid detection of Clostridium piliforme.


Li M.,National Institutes for Food and Drug Control of China | Rao C.,National Institutes for Food and Drug Control of China | Pei D.,National Institutes for Food and Drug Control of China | Wang L.,National Institutes for Food and Drug Control of China | And 4 more authors.
Cancer Cell International | Year: 2014

Objective:A recombinant antitumor/antiviral protein (Novaferon, Nova) is a new type of interferon, which is produced by artificial design technology combining DNA-shuffling and High Throughput Screening (HTS).Methods:The in vitro biological activities, such as anti-tumor activity and antiviral activity of Nova and recombinant human interferon alpha-2b (rhIFN-α2b) was performed; in vivo anti-tumor activity in nude mice was also tested. Flow cytometry, histo-pathological analysis including HE staining and immunohistochemistry, and surface plasmon resonance assay were performed to investigate the underlying mechanisms analysis.Results:Nova exhibited stronger anti-cancer effects compared to rhIFN-α2b in vitro and in vivo. The antitumor mechanisms of Nova may be related to S phase arrest, pro-apoptosis, and inhibition of tumor angiogenesis. Moreover, Nova exhibited a higher binding affinity for IFN receptor 2 (IFNR2) than rhIFN-α2b, which is one of the possible reasons accounting for its stronger actions against tumor cells compared with rhIFN-α2b.Conclusion:Nova has strong antitumor activity and could be a potentially effective therapeutic drug for cancer. © 2014 Li et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.


PubMed | National Institutes for Food and Drug Control of China
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Zhonghua liu xing bing xue za zhi = Zhonghua liuxingbingxue zazhi | Year: 2012

To develop a TaqMan MGB probe-based, sensitive and specific fluorescence quantitative PCR assay method for rapid detection of Clostridium piliforme.Primers and probes specific to 16S rRNA gene of Clostridium piliforme were designed. A TaqMan MGB probe-based, fluorescence quantitative PCR method was established. Specificity, sensitivity and stability of the method were assessed, followed by real-time quantitative PCR assay to detect Clostridium piliforme on 1156 clinical specimens during 2008-2011 and compared with conventional PCR assay.The specificity of TaqMan MGB probe-based fluorescence quantitative PCR was high and did not show cross-reactivity with Helicobacter hepaticus, Helicobacter pylori, Campylobacter jejuni, Pasteurella pneumotropica, Escherichia coli or Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The detection limit was 2.2 copies/l. The correlation coefficient and slope value of standard curve were 0.999 and -3.204, respectively and the efficiency of TaqMan MGB-based probe fluorescence quantitative PCR assay was 100%. When the TaqMan MGB-based probe fluorescence quantitative PCR assay was preformed to detect Clostridium piliforme on 1156 clinical specimens, a total of 101 specimens showed positive on Clostridium piliforme. However, only 44 specimens showed positive when conventional PCR was used. The real-time quantitative PCR for Clostridium piliforme could be completed within 2 hours.The TaqMan MGB-based probe fluorescence quantitative PCR assay method was a reliable, specific, sensitive and useful tool for rapid detection of Clostridium piliforme.

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