Andrew Hwang

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TDP-43 is the major disease protein in ubiquitin-positive inclusions of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD) characterized by TDP-43 pathology (FTLD-TDP). Accumulation of insoluble TDP-43 aggregates could impair normal TDP-43 functions and initiate disease progression. Thus, it is critical to define the signalling(More)
To investigate intrasession and intersession reliability of balance tests in children with or without disabilities, 50 children without disabilities (ND) and 36 children with cerebral palsy (CP) aged from 5 to 12 years were tested. Intrasession reliability of postural stability of the Smart Balance Master System and one-leg standing test were assessed in(More)
Tau proteins are the building blocks of neurofibrillary tangles (NFTs) found in a range of neurodegenerative tauopathies, including Alzheimer's disease. Recently, we demonstrated that tau is extensively post-translationally modified by lysine acetylation, which impairs normal tau function and promotes pathological aggregation. Identifying the enzymes that(More)
TDP-43 pathology is a disease hallmark that characterizes amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD-TDP). Although a critical role for TDP-43 as an RNA-binding protein has emerged, the regulation of TDP-43 function is poorly understood. Here, we identify lysine acetylation as a novel post-translational modification(More)
Over the past few decades, research in automatic speech recognition and automatic speaker recognition has been greatly facilitated by the sharing of large annotated speech databases such as those distributed by the Linguistic Data Consortium (LDC). Open sources, particularly web sites such as YouTube, contain vast and varied speech recordings in a variety(More)
CONTEXT Cryptorchidism is the most frequent congenital malformation among males, the major established risk factor for testicular germ cell tumors, and a presumed infertility risk factor. Androgens are essential for testicular descent, and functional genetic polymorphisms in the androgen receptor gene (AR) are postulated to influence cryptorchidism risk. (More)
OBJECT Determining accurate target volume is critical for both prescribing and evaluating stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) treatments. The aim of this study was to determine the reliability of contour-based volume calculations made by current major SRS platforms. METHODS Spheres ranging in diameter from 6.4 to 38.2 mm were scanned and then delineated on(More)
Tau proteins are abnormally aggregated in a range of neurodegenerative tauopathies including Alzheimer's disease (AD). Recently, tau has emerged as an extensively post-translationally modified protein, among which lysine acetylation is critical for normal tau function and its pathological aggregation. Here, we demonstrate that tau isoforms have different(More)
Lysine acetylation has emerged as a dominant post-translational modification (PTM) regulating tau proteins in Alzheimer's disease (AD) and related tauopathies. Mass spectrometry studies indicate that tau acetylation sites cluster within the microtubule-binding region (MTBR), a region that is highly conserved among tau, MAP2, and MAP4 family members,(More)