Selected publications

Taraban, M.B., Truong, H.C., Ilavsky, J., DePaz, R.A., Lobo, B., Yu, Y.B., (2017) Noninvasive detection of nanoparticle clustering by water proton NMR. Transl. Mater. Res. 4, 025002.

Yu, Y.B., Taraban, M.B., Wang, W., Briggs, K.T. (2017) Improving biopharmaceutical safety through verification-based quality control.  Trends Biotechnol. 35, 1140-1155.

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.