Selected publications

Yu, Y.B., Taraban, M.B., Wang, W., Briggs, K.T. (2017) Improving biopharmaceutical safety through verification-based quality control.  Trends Biotechnol. http://www.cell.com/trends/biotechnology/fulltext/S0167-7799(17)30229-9

Taraban, M.B., Li, Y., Joyner, K.A., Stains, J.P., Yu, Y.B. (2016) Impact of matrix dynamic properties on stem cell viability.  In: “In Situ Regeneration Medicine”, Lee, S.J., Yoo, J.J., Atala, A. (eds.), Elsevier, Amsterdam, p. 203-214.

Feng, Y., Taraban, M.B., Yu, Y.B. (2015) Water proton NMR – a sensitive probe for solute association.  Chem. Comm. 51, 6804-6807.

Feng, Y., Taraban, M.B., Yu, Y.B. (2014) Linear dependence of water proton transverse relaxation rate on the shear modulus of hydrogels.   Chem. Comm. 50, 12120-12122.

Hyland, L.L., Taraban, M.B., Yu, Y.B. (2013) Using small-angle scattering techniques to understand mechanical properties of biopolymer-based biomaterials.  Soft Matter, 9, 10218-10228.

Yue, X., Taraban, M.B., Hyland, L.L., Yu, Y.B. (2012) Avoiding steric congestion in dendrimer growth through proportionate branching: a twist on da Vinci’s rule of tree branching.  J. Org. Chem. 77, 8879-8887.

Jiang, Z.-X., Feng, Y., Yu, Y.B. (2011) Fluorinated paramagnetic chelates as potential multi-chromic 19F tracer agents.  Chem. Comm. 47, 7233-7235.

Jiang, Z.-X., Yu, Y.B. (2010) Fluorous mixture synthesis of asymmetric dendrimers.  J. Org. Chem. 75, 2044 – 2049.

Jiang, Z.-X., Liu, X., Jeong, E.K., Yu, Y.B. (2009) Symmetry-guided design and fluorous synthesis of a stable and      rapidly excreted imaging tracer for 19F MRI.  Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 48, 4755-4758.

Sofou, S., Yu, Y.B. (2008) Delivery systems for the targeted radiotherapy of cancer.  Adv. Drug Del. Rev. 60, 1317-1318.

Jiang, Z-X., Yu, Y.B. (2007) The synthesis of a geminally perfluoro-tert-butylated β-amino acid and its protected forms as potential pharmacokinetic modulator and reporter for peptide-based pharmaceuticals. J. Org. Chem. 72, 1464-1467.

Yu, Y.B. (2006) Fluorocarbon nanoparticles as multifunctional drug delivery vehicles.  J. Drug Targeting, 14, 663-669.

Ramachandran, S., Flynn, P., Tseng, Y., Yu, Y.B. (2005).  Electrostatically-controlled hydrogelation of oligopeptides and protein entrapment.  Chem. Mater. 17, 6583-6588.

Wang, W., Yu, Y.B. (2004) Algorithmic generation of freely jointed hard sphere chains and properties of their inertial tensor.  J. Biomol. Struct. Dynam. 21, 805-811.

Yu, Y.B. (2003) Comment on “Computational studies of enzyme-catalyzed reactions: where are we in predicting mechanisms and in understanding the nature of enzyme catalysis”. J. Phys. Chem. B, 107, 1721.

Yu, Y. B.  (2002) Coiled-coils: stability, specificity, and drug delivery potentials.  Adv. Drug Del. Rev. 54, 1113-1129.

Yu, Y.B., Privalov, P.L., Hodges, R.S. (2001) Contribution of translational and rotational motions to molecular association in aqueous solution. Biophys. J. 81, 1632-1642.

Yu, Y.B., Wagschal, K.C., Mant, C.T., Hodges, R.S. (2000) Trapping the monomeric alpha-helical state during the unfolding of coiled-coils by reversed–phase liquid chromatography.  J. Chromatogr. A, 890, 81-94.

Yu, Y.B., Lavigne, P., Privalov, P.L., Hodges, R.S.  (1999) The measure of interior disorder in a folded protein and its contribution to stability.  J. Am. Chem. Soc. 121, 8443-8449.