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Yazhou Zhang
Title Technician
Faculty Rank
Degree Ph. D.
Institution Jackson State University
Department Chemistry & Biochemistry
Clusters Other
1400 John R. Lynch Street
City Jackson
State MS
Postal Code 39217
Telephone 6019791650
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Institution RCMI-CEH
Department Analytical Core Laboratory

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1. Quinones M, Zhang Y, Riascos P, Hwang HM, Aker WG, He X, Gao R. Effects of light energy and reducing agents on C60-mediated photosensitizing reactions. Photochem Photobiol. 2014 Mar-Apr; 90(2):374-9.
2. Li W, Lu W, Fan Z, Zhu X, Reed A, Newton B, Zhang Y, Courtney S, Tiyyagura PT, Li S, Butler E, Yu H, Ray PC, Gao R. Enhanced Photodynamic Selectivity of Nano-Silica-Attached Porphyrins Against Breast Cancer Cells. J Mater Chem. 2012 Jan 01; 22(25):12701-12708.
3. Aggarwal A, Singh S, Zhang Y, Anthes M, Samaroo D, Gao R, Drain CM. Synthesis and photophysics of an octathioglycosylated zinc(II) phthalocyanine. Tetrahedron Lett. 2011 Oct 19; 52(42):5456-5459.
4. Zhang Y, Barnes AN, Zhu X, Campbell NF, Gao R. Quantification of Thiopurine/UVA-Induced Singlet Oxygen Production. J Photochem Photobiol A Chem. 2011 Oct 15; 224(1):16-24.
5. Zhu X, Lu W, Zhang Y, Reed A, Newton B, Fan Z, Yu H, Ray PC, Gao R. Imidazole-modified porphyrin as a pH-responsive sensitizer for cancer photodynamic therapy. Chem Commun (Camb). 2011 Oct 07; 47(37):10311-3.
6. Zhang Y, Zhu X, Smith J, Haygood MT, Gao R. Direct observation and quantitative characterization of singlet oxygen in aqueous solution upon UVA excitation of 6-thioguanines. J Phys Chem B. 2011 Mar 03; 115(8):1889-94.
7. Zhang Y, Görner H. Flavin-sensitized photo-oxidation of lysozyme and serum albumin. Photochem Photobiol. 2009 Jul-Aug; 85(4):943-8.
8. Zhang Y, Görner H. Photoprocesses of xanthene dyes bound to lysozyme or serum albumin. Photochem Photobiol. 2009 May-Jun; 85(3):677-85.
9. Tan L, Zhang XF, Yan BZ, Shi HM, Du LB, Zhang YZ, Wang LF, Tang YL, Liu Y. A novel flavonoid from Lespedeza virgata (Thunb.) DC.: structural elucidation and antioxidative activity. Bioorg Med Chem Lett. 2007 Nov 15; 17(22):6311-5.
10. Du H, Xiang J, Zhang Y, Tang Y, Xu G. Binding of V(IV) to human transferrin: potential relevance to anticancer activity of vanadocene dichloride. J Inorg Biochem. 2008 Jan; 102(1):146-9.
11. Zhang G, Zhai X, Liu M, Tang Y, Zhang Y. Regulation of aggregation and morphology of cyanine dyes on monolayers via gemini amphiphiles. J Phys Chem B. 2007 Aug 09; 111(31):9301-8.
12. Zhang Y, Du H, Tang Y, Xu G, Yan W. Spectroscopic investigation on the interaction of J-aggregate with human serum albumin. Biophys Chem. 2007 Jul; 128(2-3):197-203.
13. Zhang XF, Cui Y, Huang JJ, Zhang YZ, Nie Z, Wang LF, Yan BZ, Tang YL, Liu Y. Immuno-stimulating properties of diosgenyl saponins isolated from Paris polyphylla. Bioorg Med Chem Lett. 2007 May 01; 17(9):2408-13.
14. Zhang Y, Xiang J, Tang Y, Xu G, Yan W. Chiral transformation of achiral J-aggregates of a cyanine dye templated by human serum albumin. Chemphyschem. 2007 Feb 02; 8(2):224-6.
15. Du H, Xiang J, Zhang Y, Tang Y. A spectroscopic and molecular modeling study of sinomenine binding to transferrin. Bioorg Med Chem Lett. 2007 Mar 15; 17(6):1701-4.
16. Sun H, Tang Y, Xiang J, Xu G, Zhang Y, Zhang H, Xu L. Spectroscopic studies of the interaction between quercetin and G-quadruplex DNA. Bioorg Med Chem Lett. 2006 Jul 01; 16(13):3586-9.
17. Zhou Y, Zhang D, Zhang Y, Tang Y, Zhu D. Tuning the CD spectrum and optical rotation value of a new binaphthalene molecule with two spiropyran units: mimicking the function of a molecular "AND" logic gate and a new chiral molecular switch. J Org Chem. 2005 Aug 05; 70(16):6164-70.

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1. Basaran I, Wang X, Alamgir A, Wang J, Haque SA, Zhang Y, Powell DR, Leszczynskia J, Md. Hossain A. Synthesis and halide binding properties of a urea-based molecular cleft. Tetrahedron Lett. 2015; 56:657-61.
2. Zhang Y, Görner H. Photoprocesses of merocyanine 540 bound to serum albumin and lysozyme. J. Mol. Strut. 2012; 1011:94-8.
3. Zhang Y, Görner H. Photooxidation of lysozyme or serum albumin bound to meso-tetra-arylphorphyrins. Dyes Pigm. 2011; 90:163-9.
4. Zhang Y, Görner H. Photoprocesses of chlorin e6 bound to lysozyme or bovine serum albumin. Dyes Pigm. 2009; 83:174-9.
5. Du H, Xiang J, Zhang Y, Tang Y, Xu G. Structural effects on conformational transition of transferrin induced by binding of flavonoids with different numbers and positions of hydroxyl groups. J Photochem Photobiol A Chem. 2008; 195:127-34.
6. Zhang Y, Yang Q, Du H, Tang Y, Xu G, Yan W. . Spectroscopic investigation on the interaction of a cyanine dye with serum albumins. Chin J Chem. 2008; 26:397-401.
7. Zhang Y, Xiang J, Tang Y, Xu G, Yan W. Aggregation behaviors of two thiacarbocyanine dyes in aqueous solution. Dyes Pigm. 2008; 76:88-93.
8. Zhang X, Shu C, Xiu L, Wang C, Zhang Y, Xiang J, Li L, Tang Y. . Protein conformation changes induced by novel organophosphate-containing water-soluble derivative of C60 fullerene nanoparticle. J Phys Chem C. 2007; 111:14327-33.
9. Tian Z, Zhang Y, Zhang Y, Peng A, Ma Y, Chen Y, Tang Y, Yao J. On the formation of nano structures from stilbazolium-like dyes. J Nanopart Res. 2006; 8:65-77.
10. Sun H, Xiang J, Zhang Y, Xu G, Xu L, Tang Y. Spectroscopic studies of the interaction between methylene blue and G-quadruplex. Chin Sci Bull. 2006; 51:1687-92.
11. Zhang Y, Xiang J, Tang Y, Xu G, Yan W. Transition of H- and J- aggregate of a cyanine dye based on cation embedded in aggregation. Chem Lett. 2006; 35:1316-7.
12. Yang Y, Zhang Y, Tang Y, Chen C. A programmed hydrogen bonding array self-assembles into a polymeric zipper-like architecture. New J Chem. 2006; 30:140-2.
13. Zhang Y, Xiang J, Zhuang J, Li Y, Xin B, Liu F, Hou K, Tang Y. Synthesis of the first dihydroxyl adduct of Gd@C82. Chem Lett. 2005; 34:1264-5.
14. Tian Z, Zhang Y, Ma Y, Yan W, Tang Y, Yao J. Novel mesostructures of a stilbazolium-like dye based on multistage association. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochem Eng Aspects. 2005; 269:16-21.

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