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Nanoshells in vivo imaging using two-photon excitation microscopy
This thesis describes the development and optical characterization of near infrared (NIR) gold nanoshells for the use as luminescent contrast agents for applications in small animal blood vessel imaging. Two types of ...
Cooperative mechanisms in coupled motor proteins transport
Subcellular cargos are transported by enzyme molecules called molecular motors by using the chemical energy from hydrolysis of ATP and performing mechanical work in non-equilibrium. Certain motors tread on cytoskeleton ...
Enhanced sampling method for free energy calculation and large scale conformational change
A method of directly computing the partition function (or the corresponding free energy) and accelerating configurational sampling is developed. In an expanded ensemble, the method can quickly sample a broad distribution ...
Electrostatic regulation of oxygen binding to the neuronal hemoglobin of Cerebratulus lacteus
The neuronal hemoglobin from Cerebratulus lacteus (CerHb) has an O2 affinity (P50 ≈ 1 muM) similar to mammalian myoglobin (Mb), which are both optimized for oxygen storage and release. Mb has a histidine at the E7 helical ...
Knowledge-based prediction of chemical shift and recognition of protein native structure
We designed and implemented a suite of program which is able to accurately and automatically predict chemical shift of protein C-alpha nuclei on the simple basis of protein sequence and low-resolution C-alpha trace ...