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Rensheng Luo

Rensheng Luo

Dr. Luo received Ph.D. degree from the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and St Jude Children's Research Hospital prior to joining the UM-St. Louis faculty as Research Assistant Professor in the Spring of 2005 and was promoted to Research Associate Professor in 2013.

luor@umsl.edu
Office: S 308h
Phone:(314)516-5330
Fax: (314)516-5342

Research Interests

Dr. Luo's research interests involve the use of NMR techniques for generating three-dimensional structural and dynamical information on biological macromolecules, organic compounds, and organometallic complexes. NMR is being increasingly applied in chemistry, biochemistry, biology, medicine, physics and materials science. Currently, Dr. Luo is the Director of the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Facility. Current research interests also include collaboration with scientists in solving problems on all these and related subjects using NMR spectroscopy, as well as development of techniques and implementation of new NMR experiments for users at different areas.

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Selected Publications

″β-Alanine and N-terminal cationic substituents affect polyamide-DNA binding,″ B. Liu, S. Wang, K. Aston, K. J. Koeller, S. F. H. Kermani,  C. H. Castaneda, M. J. Scuderi, R. Luo, J. K. Bashkin and D. W. Wilson, Org. & Biomol. Chem., 2017 (Ahead of Print)

″LC-HRMS and NMR Analysis of Lyophilized Acmella oleracea Capitula, Leaves and Stems,″ D. Monroe, R. Luo, K. Tran, K. M. Richards, A. F.  Barbosa, M. G. de Carvalho, A. U. O Sabaa-Srur and R. E. Smith, Nat. Prod. J. 2016  6, 116.

″Evaluation of the effects of passion fruit peel flour (Passiflora edulis fo. flavicarpa) on metabolic changes in HIV patients with lipodystrophy syndrome secondary to antiretroviral therapy,″ S. do Socorro Fernandes Marques, R. M. F. Libonati, A. U. O. Sabaa-Srur, R. Luo, P. Shejwalkar, K. Hara, T. Dobbs and R. E. Smith, Revista Brasileira de Farmacognosia, 2016, 26, 420

″UPLC-QTOF-MS and NMR analyses of graviola (Annona muricata) leaves,″ I. V. de Moraes, R. Machado; P. R. V. Ribeiro, L. F. Schmidt, K. M. Canuto, G. J. Zocolo, E-S. de Brito, R. Luo, K. M. Richards, K. Tran and R. E. Smith, Revista Brasileira de Farmacognosia, 2016, 26, 174

″Phytochemicals and botanical extracts regulate NF-κB and Nrf2/ARE reporter activities in DI TNC1 astrocytes,″ D. Ajit, A. Simonyi, R. Li, Z. Chen, M. Hannink, K. L. Fritsche, V. V. Mossine, R. E. Smith, T. K. Dobbs and R. Luo et al. Neurochem. Int. 2016, 97, 49.

″Neurotoxicity of dietary supplements from Annonaceae species,″ M. Hoellerhage, T. W. Roesler, M. Berjas, R. Luo, K. Tran, K. M. Richards, A. U. Sabaa-Srur, J. G. S. Maia,M. R. de Moraes, H. T. Godoy, Helena et al. Int. J. Toxicol. 2015, 34, 543.

Using NMR to Develop New Allosteric and Allo-Network Drugs,″ R. E. Smith, K. Tran, K. M. Richards and R. Luo, Curr. Drug Disc. Technol. 2015, 12, 193.

Dietary Carbohydrates that Modulate the Immune System,″ R. E. Smith, K. Tran, K. M. Richards and R. Luo, Clin. Immunol, Endoc, & Metab. Drugs, 2015, 2, 35.

Chemical and nutritional analysis of seeds from purple and white a¸ca´i (Euterpe oleracea Mart.),″ W. Wycoff, R. Luo, A. G. Schauss, J. Neal-Kababick, A. O. U. Sabaa-Srur, J. G. S. Maia, K. Tran, K. M. Richards and R. E. Smith, J. Food Comp. & Anal. 2015, 41, 181.

"Determination of neurotoxic acetogenins in Pawpaw (Asimina triloba) fruit by LC-HRMS", R. A. Levine, K. M Richards, K. Tran R. Luo, A. L. Thomas and R. E. Smith, J. Ag. Food, Chem. 2015, 63, 1053.

Improved Extraction of Soluble Solids from Fruits″, K. M. Richards, K. Tran, R. A. Levine, R. Luo G. M. Maia, A. U. O. Sabaa-Srur, H. T. Godoy, M. A. Chaves and R. E. Smith, Nat. Prod. J. 2014, 4, 201.

Standards of Identity and Quality of Açaí″, R. E. Smith, K. Tran, K. M. Richards, R. Luo and W. Wycoff, Revista Magistra 2014, 26, 2323.

Methods of Analyzing Brazilian Fruits″, R. E. Smith, K. Tran, K. M. Richards, R. Luo and W. Wycoff, Revista Magistra 2014, 26, 1953.

;Bioactive Acetogenins in Brazilian Fruits″,  R. E. Smith, K. Tran, K. M. Richards and R. Luo, Revista Magistra 2014, 26, 626.

"NMR Analysis of potentially neurotoxic annonaceous fruits", R. Luo, J. G. Maia, M. R, de Moraes, H. T Godoy, A. A. U Sabaa-Srur, K. Tran, K. M Richards, D. M Monroe, R. H Vocque, and R. E. Smith, Nat. Prod. Journal 2013,3, 230