Chi-Ping Day

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Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is a receptor tyrosine kinase that is frequently over-expressed in human cancers and is associated with tumorigenesis, and increased tumor proliferation and progression. Also found in breast tumors with high levels is B-Myb, a transcription factor whose expression is activated by E2F1/3 at the late G1 phase and the(More)
Constitutively active HER2/neu activates nuclear factor kappa-B (NF-kappaB) in cells and induces their resistance to apoptotic stimuli such as tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha). Here, we show that integrin-linked kinase (ILK), the crucial signal transducer in the integrin pathway, is involved in HER2/neu-mediated activation of NF-kappaB. Expression of(More)
Lentiviral vectors (LVs) are capable of labeling a broad spectrum of cell types, achieving stable expression of transgenes. However, for in vivo studies, the duration of marker gene expression has been highly variable. We have developed a series of LVs harboring different promoters for expressing reporter gene in mouse cells. Long-term culture and colony(More)
TGF-β is overexpressed in advanced human cancers. It correlates with metastasis and poor prognosis. However, TGF-β functions as both a tumor suppressor and a tumor promoter. Here, we report for the first time that genetic deletion of Tgfbr2 specifically in myeloid cells (Tgfbr2(MyeKO)) significantly inhibited tumor metastasis. Reconstitution of(More)
Cutaneous malignant melanoma is highly invasive and capable of metastasizing to distant sites where it is typically resistant to available therapy. While striving to prevent or eradicate melanoma, researchers have two significant advantages not shared by those working on many other cancers. The main environmental etiological agent, UV radiation, is known(More)
Significant advances have been made in developing novel therapeutics for cancer treatment, and targeted therapies have revolutionized the treatment of some cancers. Despite the promise, only about five percent of new cancer drugs are approved, and most fail due to lack of efficacy. The indication is that current preclinical methods are limited in predicting(More)
On October 17th, 2012 a group of 28 basic researchers and physician scientists met at the Wistar Institute in Philadelphia, PA to initiate detailed discussions on the current status and future prospects of preclinical studies in human melanoma, focusing on the mouse as an experimental system. The goal of this meeting, organized by Drs. Glenn Merlino (NCI),(More)
A simple method for the demonstration of Coxsackie virus RNA by in situ hybridization is described. Oligonucleotides complimentary to conserved sequences of Coxsackie B genome were synthesised and labelled with digoxigenin using commercially available reagents. In addition to detecting all five Coxsackie B strains examined, six strains of Coxsackie A were(More)
Cancer cells transcriptionally activate many genes that are important for uncontrolled proliferation and cell death. Deregulated transcriptional machinery in tumor cells usually consists of increased expression/activity of transcription factors. Ideally, cancer-specific killing can be achieved by delivering a therapeutic gene under the control of the DNA(More)
The adenoviral protein E1A associates with multiple anticancer activities, including stabilization of p53 tumor suppressor, and has been tested through gene therapy approaches in clinical trials. To identify potential E1A-binding proteins involved in E1A's anticancer activities, we screened a yeast two-hybrid library and identified Mdm4, an Mdm2-related(More)