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Chemistry Faculty Publications

Medicine and Health Sciences

2015

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Synthesis And Flammability Testing Of Epoxy Functionalized Phosphorous-Based Flame Retardants, Vladimir Benin, Xuemei Cui, Alexander Morgan, Karl Seiwert Aug 2015

Synthesis And Flammability Testing Of Epoxy Functionalized Phosphorous-Based Flame Retardants, Vladimir Benin, Xuemei Cui, Alexander Morgan, Karl Seiwert

Chemistry Faculty Publications

Several potential new phosphorus-containing flame retardant molecules were evaluated for heat release reduction potential by incorporation of the molecules into a polyurethane, generated from methylene diphenyl diisocyanate and 1,3-propane diol. The heat release reduction potential of these substances was evaluated using the pyrolysis combustion flow calorimeter (PCFC). The polyurethanes were prepared in the presence of the potential flame retardants via solvent mixing and copolymerization methods to qualitatively evaluate their potential reactivity into the polyurethane prior to heat release testing. The functionality of the flame retardants was epoxide based that would potentially react with the diol during polyurethane synthesis. Flammability ...


Specific N-Glycans Of Hepatocellular Carcinoma Cell Surface And The Abnormal Increase Of Core-Α-1, 6-Fucosylated Triantennary Glycan Via N-Acetylglucosaminyltransferases-Iva Regulation, Huan Nie, Xia Liu, Yubao Zhang, Tingting Li, Chao Zhan, Wenjuan Huo, Anshun He, Yuanfei Yao, Yu Jin, Youpeng Qu, Xue-Long Sun, Yu Li Jan 2015

Specific N-Glycans Of Hepatocellular Carcinoma Cell Surface And The Abnormal Increase Of Core-Α-1, 6-Fucosylated Triantennary Glycan Via N-Acetylglucosaminyltransferases-Iva Regulation, Huan Nie, Xia Liu, Yubao Zhang, Tingting Li, Chao Zhan, Wenjuan Huo, Anshun He, Yuanfei Yao, Yu Jin, Youpeng Qu, Xue-Long Sun, Yu Li

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Glycosylation alterations of cell surface proteins are often observed during the progression of malignancies. The specific cell surface N-glycans were profiled in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with clinical tissues (88 tumor and adjacent normal tissues) and the corresponding serum samples of HCC patients. The level of core-α-1,6-fucosylated triantennary glycan (NA3Fb) increased both on the cell surface and in the serum samples of HCC patients (p < 0.01). Additionally, the change of NA3Fb was not influenced by Hepatitis B virus (HBV)and cirrhosis. Furthermore, the mRNA and protein expression of N-acetylglucosaminyltransferase IVa (GnT-IVa), which was related to the synthesis of the NA3Fb, was substantially increased in HCC tissues. Knockdown of GnT-IVa leads to a decreased level of NA3Fb and decreased ability of invasion and migration in HCC cells. NA3Fb can be regarded as a specific cell surface N-glycan of HCC. The high expression of GnT-IVa is the cause of the abnormal increase of NA3Fb on the HCC cell surface, which regulates cell migration. This study demonstrated the specific N-glycans of the cell surface and the mechanisms of altered glycoform related with HCC. These findings lead to better understanding of the function of glycan and glycosyltransferase in the tumorigenesis, progression and metastasis of HCC.