Publications by authors named "Zi-Hao He"

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Design, synthesis, and biological evaluation of novel dual inhibitors targeting lysine specific demethylase 1 (LSD1) and histone deacetylases (HDAC) for treatment of gastric cancer.

Eur J Med Chem 2021 Aug 25;220:113453. Epub 2021 Apr 25.

School of Pharmacy, Xinxiang Medical University, Xinxiang, Henan, 453003, China. Electronic address:

LSD1 and HDAC are physical and functional related to each other in various human cancers and simultaneous pharmacological inhibition of LSD1 and HDAC exerts synergistic anti-cancer effects. In this work, a series of novel LSD1/HDAC bifunctional inhibitors with a styrylpyridine skeleton were designed and synthesized based on our previously reported LSD1 inhibitors. The representative compounds 5d and 5m showed potent activity against LSD1 and HDAC at both molecular and cellular level and displayed high selectivity against MAO-A/B. Moreover, compounds 5d and 5m demonstrated potent antiproliferative activities against MGC-803 and HCT-116 cancer cell lines. Notably, compound 5m showed superior in vitro anticancer potency against a panel of gastric cancer cell lines than ORY-1001 and SP-2509 with IC values ranging from 0.23 to 1.56 μM. Compounds 5d and 5m significantly modulated the expression of Bcl-2, Bax, Vimentin, ZO-1 and E-cadherin, induced apoptosis, reduced colony formation and suppressed migration in MGC-803 cancer cells. In addition, preliminary absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion (ADME) studies revealed that compounds 5d and 5m showed acceptable metabolic stability in human liver microsomes with minimal inhibition of cytochrome P450s (CYPs). Those results indicated that compound 5m could be a promising lead compound for further development as a therapeutic agent in gastric cancers via LSD1 and HDAC dual inhibition.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejmech.2021.113453DOI Listing
August 2021

Research into the hemocyte immune response of Fenneropenaeus merguiensis under decapod iridescent virus 1 (DIV1) challenge using transcriptome analysis.

Fish Shellfish Immunol 2020 Sep 27;104:8-17. Epub 2020 May 27.

College of Fisheries, Guangdong Ocean University, Zhanjiang, PR China. Electronic address:

The banana shrimp (Fenneropenaeus merguiensis) is a common cultural species worldwide. With the development of the shrimp farming industry, increasing number of diseases have emerged and cause huge impacts. Decapod iridescent virus 1 (DIV1) is a new virus of the family Iridoviridae isolated in China that causes very high mortality in shrimp. In this study, DIV1 and PBS were injected into two groups of shrimp, and hemocytes were collected for comparative transcriptomic analysis. We confirmed that F. merguiensis was the new host of DIV1 by nested PCR. A total of 100,759 unigenes were assembled from the control group and the DIV1 infected group, with an average length of 733.06 bp and N50 of 1136 bp. Significant hits were found in 21,465 unigenes compared to known sequences in major databases including COG (33.30%), GO (42.17%), KEGG (46.76%), KOG (61.37%), Pfam (66.90%), Swissprot (54.21%) and Nr (93.86%). A total of 1003 differentially expressed genes (DEGs) were identified, including 929 up-regulated genes and 74 down-regulated genes. Several known immune-related genes, including caspase, C-type lectin, Wnt5 and integrin, were among the differentially expressed transcripts. A total of 14,459 simple sequence repeats, including 8128 monomers, 3276 dimers, 1693 trimers, 150 quadmers, 4 pentamers and 16 hexamers, were found in the transcriptomic dataset. Our study is the first comprehensive investigation of the transcriptomic response to DIV1 infection in F. merguiensis. Collectively, these results not only provide valuable information for characterizing the immune mechanisms of the shrimp responses to DIV1 infection, they open new ways for the study of the molecular mechanisms of DIV1 infection in F. merguiensis.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fsi.2020.05.053DOI Listing
September 2020

An unprecedented 2D covalent organic framework with an htb net topology.

Chem Commun (Camb) 2019 Nov 24;55(89):13454-13457. Epub 2019 Oct 24.

School of Chemistry, South China Normal University, Guangzhou 510006, P. R. China.

A 2D imine-linked COF with a hitherto unreported htb type topology was synthesized from a linear diamine linker and a judiciously designed tetra-aldehyde building block. This work opens the door to the development of COFs with unprecedented topologies and may broaden the scope of COF functional materials by pore size and pore surface engineering.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c9cc06780aDOI Listing
November 2019

Dietary supplementation with polypeptides improved growth performance, antibacterial immune and intestinal microbiota structure of Litopenaeus vannamei.

Fish Shellfish Immunol 2019 Sep 14;92:480-488. Epub 2019 Jun 14.

College of Fisheries, Guangdong Ocean University, Zhanjiang, PR China. Electronic address:

Antibacterial peptides (AMPs) are expected to replace some or all of the antibiotics and become a new feed additive. However, the high production cost and unclear mechanism limited the application of AMPs. In this research, the effects of a commercial polypeptide (Polypeptide S100) whose main components are AMPs on the growth, antibacterial immune and intestinal microbial of Litopenaeus vannamei were study. L. vannamei (initial weight of 0.16 ± 0.03 g) were fed for 123 days with basal diet added Polypeptide S100 at two levels each (0.5% and 1%) as experimental groups, and a basal diet as control. Dietary inclusion of Polypeptide S100 at 1% level significantly increased the weight gain (WG) and specific growth rate (SGR) of L. vannamei. The survival rates of L. vannamei in 0.5% and 1% Polypeptide S100 groups were significantly higher than the control when infected by Vibrio harveyi but not Vibrio parahaemolyticus. The activities of total superoxide dismutase (T-SOD) and lysozyme (LZM) in the two experimental groups were all significantly higher than the control. Differently, the activities of amylase (AMS) and lipase (LPS) were significantly higher in 0.5% Polypeptide S100 group but lower in 1.0% Polypeptide S100 group. Illumina MiSeq high-throughput sequencing showed that the dominant phyla in the intestine of L. vannamei were Proteobacteria, followed by Actinobacteria, Bacteroidetes, Chloroflexi, Cyanobacteria, Fusobacteria and Tenericutes, and the abundance of predominant phyla Cyanobacteria were upregulated significantly in the experimental groups. At the family level, significant increase was observed in Pseudomonadaceae and Xanthomonadaceae but decrease in Vibrionaceae in the 1.0% Polypeptide S100 group. The abundance of predominant genus Photobacterium were obviously downregulated in the two experimental groups. Unlikely, the abundance of Pseudomonas and Stenotrophomonas were distinctly increased in the 1.0% Polypeptide S100 group but not significantly different from the control in 0.5% Polypeptide S100 group. All these results suggested that Polypeptide S100 could improve the growth performance, antibacterial immune and intestinal microbiota structure of L. vannamei.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fsi.2019.06.033DOI Listing
September 2019

Stable Hydrazone-Linked Covalent Organic Frameworks Containing O,N,O'-Chelating Sites for Fe(III) Detection in Water.

ACS Appl Mater Interfaces 2019 Apr 22;11(13):12830-12837. Epub 2019 Mar 22.

School of Chemistry and Environment , South China Normal University , Guangzhou 510006 , P. R. China.

Two stable crystalline hydrazone-linked covalent organic frameworks (COFs) (Bth-Dha and Bth-Dma) containing functional O,N,O'-chelating sites have been designed and successfully synthesized by the Schiff-base condensation reactions between benzene-1,3,5-tricarbohydrazide (Bth) and 2,5-dihydroxyterephthalaldehyde (Dha) or 2,5-dimethoxyterephthal-aldehyde (Dma), respectively. Bth-Dma exhibits strong fluorescence in the solid state and in an aqueous dispersion, while no fluorescence can be observed for Bth-Dha. Interestingly, the as-synthesized Bth-Dma can be used as a turn-off fluorescence sensor for the Fe(III) ion in aqueous solution with outstanding selectivity and sensitivity. The recognition process can be attributed to the coordination interaction between Fe(III) ion and the O,N,O'-chelating sites in the pore wall of Bth-Dma COF, as verified by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and H NMR spectroscopy. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report on the rational design of luminescent COF with predesigned O,N,O'-chelating sites as a fluorescence sensor for highly selective and sensitive metal ion detection. This work may pave the way for designing luminescent COF sensors with functional binding sites for detecting specific metal ions.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsami.9b02640DOI Listing
April 2019

Construction of a hydrazone-linked chiral covalent organic framework-silica composite as the stationary phase for high performance liquid chromatography.

J Chromatogr A 2017 Oct 5;1519:100-109. Epub 2017 Sep 5.

School of Chemistry and Environment, South China Normal University, Guangzhou, 510006, PR China; Guangdong YanJie Pharmatech Co. Ltd., Guangzhou, 510663, PR China. Electronic address:

Covalent organic frameworks (COFs), as an emerging class of crystalline porous organic polymers, have great potential for applications in chromatographic separation owning to their fascinating crystalline structures and outstanding properties. However, development of COF materials as novel stationary phases in high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) is just in its infancy. Herein, we report the design and construction of a new hydrazone-linked chiral COF, termed BtaMth COF, from a chiral hydrazide building block (Mth) and present a one-pot synthetic method for the fabrication of [email protected] composite for HPLC separation of isomers. The as-synthesized BtaMth chiral COF displays good crystallinity, high porosity, as well as excellent chemical stability. Meanwhile, the fabricated HPLC column by using [email protected] composite as the new stationary phase exhibits high resolution performances for the separation of positional isomers including nitrotoluene and nitrochlorobenzene, as well as cis-trans isomers including beta-cypermethrin and metconazole. Additionally, some effects such as the composition of the mobile phase and column temperature for HPLC separations on the [email protected] packed column also have been studied in detail. The successful applications indicate the great potentials of hydrazone-linked chiral COF-silica composite as novel stationary phase for the efficient HPLC separation.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chroma.2017.09.007DOI Listing
October 2017