An-Jing Chen

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Plants and invertebrates can suppress viral infection through RNA silencing, mediated by RNA-induced silencing complex (RISC). Trans-activation response RNA-binding protein (TRBP), consisting of three double-stranded RNA-binding domains, is a component of the RISC. In our previous paper, a TRBP homologue in Fenneropenaeus chinensis (Fc-TRBP) was reported to(More)
The HIV transactivating response RNA-binding protein (TRBP) plays an important role in many biological processes. We have cloned three cDNAs from newly identified genes in the TRBP family from Fenneropenaeus chinensis. These genes have been designated Fc-TRBP1-3. Recombinant Fc-TRBP1, which was produced in Escherichia coli, was used for panning of a T7(More)
Cathepsin C (Cath C) is a lysosomal cysteine protease that belongs to the papain superfamily. Cath C is capable of activating many chymotrypsin-like serine proteases and is reported to be a central coordinator for the activation of many serine proteinases in immune and inflammatory cells. In this study, Cath C cDNA was cloned from Fenneropenaeus chinensis(More)
Recent studies have shown that the ubiquitin (Ub) proteasome pathway (UPP) is closely related to immune defense. We have identified a ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme, E2, from the Chinese white shrimp, Fenneropenaeus chinensis (FcUbc). Injection of recombinant FcUbc protein (rFcUbc) reduced the mortality of shrimp infected with white spot syndrome virus (WSSV)(More)
Successful viruses have evolved superior strategies to escape host defenses or exploit host biological pathways. Most of the viral immediate-early (ie) genes are essential for viral infection and depend solely on host proteins; however, the molecular mechanisms are poorly understood. In this study, we focused on the modification of viral IE proteins by the(More)
The Ras-related GTP-binding protein (RAB) family plays an important role in regulating signal transduction and cellular processes including vesicle transport, cytoskeleton formation and membrane trafficking. More recently, several RAB members have been reported to promote tumorigenesis in many types of cancers. However, the clinical significance and(More)
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