C. C. K. Wong

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The heterogeneous nuclear ribonucleoprotein Npl3p of budding yeast is a substrate of arginine methyltransferase Hmt1p, but the role of Hmt1p in regulating Npl3p's functions in transcription antitermination and elongation were unknown. We found that mutants lacking Hmt1p methyltransferase activity exhibit reduced recruitment of Npl3p, but elevated(More)
Peroxiredoxins are a family of antioxidant enzymes critically involved in cellular defense and signaling. Particularly, yeast peroxiredoxin Tsa1p is thought to play a role in the maintenance of genome integrity, but the underlying mechanism is not understood. In this study, we took a genetic approach to investigate the cause of genome instability in(More)
HYPOTHESIS Potassium (K(+)) channel activation contributes in part to estrogen-mediated vasorelaxation. However, the underlying mechanism is still unclear. We hypothesize that estrogen increases K(+) currents via membrane-associated, non-genomic interaction and that steroid hormones have differential effects on different types of K(+) channels. (More)
Most unwanted RNA transcripts in the nucleus of eukaryotic cells, such as splicing-defective pre-mRNAs and spliced-out introns, are rapidly degraded by the nuclear exosome. In budding yeast, a number of these unwanted RNA transcripts, including spliced-out introns, are first recognized by the nuclear exosome cofactor Trf4/5p-Air1/2p-Mtr4p polyadenylation(More)
Human T-cell leukemia virus type 1 (HTLV-1) causes adult T-cell leukemia (ATL). Treatment options are limited and prophylactic agents are not available. We have previously demonstrated an essential role for CREB-regulating transcriptional coactivators (CRTCs) in HTLV-1 transcription. In this study we report on the negative regulatory role of LKB1 tumor(More)
Ferredoxins are iron-sulfur proteins that play important roles in electron transport and redox homeostasis. Yeast Apd1p is a novel member of the family of thioredoxin-like ferredoxins. In this study, we characterized the hydroxyurea (HU)-hypersensitive phenotype of apd1Δ cells. HU is an inhibitor of DNA synthesis, a cellular stressor and an anticancer(More)
CREB-H is an endoplasmic reticulum-resident bZIP transcription factor which critically regulates lipid homeostasis and gluconeogenesis in the liver. CREB-H is proteolytically activated by regulated intramembrane proteolysis to generate a C-terminally truncated form known as CREB-H-ΔTC, which translocates to the nucleus to activate target gene expression.(More)
A processing is a tightly regulated and highly complex pathway which includes transcription, splicing, editing, transportation, translation and degradation. It has been well-documented that splicing of RNA polymerase II medicated nascent transcripts occurs co-transcriptionally and is functionally coupled to other RNA processing. Recently, increasing(More)
Human T-cell leukemia virus type 1 (HTLV-1) causes adult T-cell leukemia (ATL). Specific therapeutic and prophylactic agents are not available. Epidemiological studies have established a correlation between long-term use of the commonly prescribed anti-diabetic drug met-formin and a decrease in the incidence of breast and other cancers. Whether metformin(More)
This paper reports the design of a sophisticated wysiwyg L a T E X-like typesetting system Vi e w T E X. Our approach is based on the Model-View-Controller (MVC) user-interface paradigm, as originated from the Smalltalk community. According to the paradigm, the Vi e w T E X system is decomposed into the sub-editor (model) module, the redisplay (view)(More)
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