Jeff Lung-Fa Kao

Senior NMR Specialist
PhD, University of Arizona
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  • CB 1134
  • ST. LOUIS, MO 63130-4899
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Mr. Kao's research focuses on Biophysical Chemistry; Magnetic resonance microimaging; Magnetic Resonance; Molecular structure elucidation; Multi-dimensional NMR spectroscopy; NMR conformational analysis; Physical Chemistry; and Structure-activity relationship of biomolecules


D. Su, J. Kao, M. Gross and J. Taylor,  "Structure Determination of an Inter-strand-type cis-anti Cyclobutane Thymine Dimer Produced in High Yield by UVB Light in an Oligodeoxynucleotide at Acidic pH'', J. Am. Chem. Soc.,  130, 11328-11337 (2008).

Sage Arbor, Jeff Kao, Yun Wu, Garland R. Marshall, "c[D-pro-Pro-D-pro-N-methyl-Ala] adopts a rigid conformation that serves as a scaffold to mimic reverse-turns'', Biopolymers: Peptide Science, 90(3), 384-393 (2008).

Francesco Nodari, Fong-Fu Hsu, Xiaoyan Fu, Terrence F. Holekamp, Lung-Fa Kao, John Turk, and Timothy E. Holy, "Sulfated Steroids as Natural Ligands of Mouse Pheromone-Sensing Neurons", J. Neurosci., 28, 6407-6418 (2008).

Yunpeng Ye, Min Liu, Jeff L.-F. Kao, Garland R. Marshall, "Design, synthesis, and metal binding of novel Pseudo- oligopeptides containing two phosphinic acid groups", Biopolymers,  89(1), 72-85 (2008).

Zongren Zhang, Mikhail Y. Berezin, Jeff L. F. Kao, André d'Avignon, Mingfeng Bai, Samuel Achilefu, "Near-Infrared Dichromic Fluorescent Carbocyanine Molecules'', Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 47(19), 3584-3587 (2008).

F. Hsu, F. Nodari, L.-F. Kao, X. Fu, T. F. Holekamp, J. Turk and T. Holy, "Structural Characterization of Sulfated Steroids That Activate Mouse Pheromone-Sensing Neurons†", Biochemistry, 47 (52), pp 14009-14019 (2008).

F. Wang, R. Tang, J.  Kao, S. Dingman and W.Buhro, "Spectroscopic Identification of Tri-n-octylphosphine Oxide (TOPO) Impurities and Elucidation of Their Roles in Cadmium Selenide Quantum-Wire Growth", J. Am. Chem. Soc., 131, 4983-4994 (2009).

Rongsheng E. Wang, Jeffrey L.-F. Kao, Carolyn A. Hilliard, Raj K. Pandita, Joseph L. Roti Roti, Clayton R. Hunt, and John-Stephen Taylor, "Inhibition of Heat Shock Induction of Heat Shock Protein 70 and Enhancement of Heat Shock Protein 27 Phosphorylation by Quercetin Derivatives", J. Med. Chem., 52, 1912-1921 (2009).

Hyeran Lee, Mikhail Y. Berezin, Kevin Guo, Jeff Kao and Samuel Achilefu, "Near-Infrared Fluorescent pH-Sensitive Probes via Unexpected Barbituric Acid Mediated Synthesis", Org. Lett., 11 (1),  29-32 (2009).

Mikhail Y. Berezin, Jeff Kao, Samuel Achilefu, "pH-Dependent Optical Properties of Synthetic Fluorescent Imidazoles", Chem. Eur. J. 15, 3560 - 3566 (2009).