Chuan-Jen Wang

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A selective, oligonucleotide-based, label-free, turn-on fluorescence detection method for 3' → 5' exonuclease activity has been developed using crystal violet as a G-quadruplex-binding probe. The assay is highly simple and rapid, does not require the use of gel-based equipment or radioisotopic labeling, and is amenable to high-throughput and real-time(More)
Motivated by the pivotal role of CXCR4 as an HIV entry co-receptor, we herein report a de novo hit-to-lead effort on the identification of subnanomolar purine-based CXCR4 antagonists against HIV-1 infection. Compound 24, with an EC50 of 0.5 nM against HIV-1 entry into host cells and an IC50 of 16.4 nM for inhibition of radioligand stromal-derived factor-1α(More)
2',3'-Didehydro-3'-deoxy-4'-ethynylthymidine (4'-Ed4T), is a recently discovered nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI) showing a 5- to 10-fold greater anti-human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) activity and less cellular and mitochondrial toxicity than its parental compound, stavudine (D4T). It is also active against a variety of(More)
The major mammalian exonuclease TREX1 has been proposed to play a role in DNA repair and drug resistance. However, no cellular evidence substantiates this claim. Recent reports indicate TREX1's involvement in autoimmunity. To further understand its role, we studied TREX1 expression and functionality in anticancer drug-treated tumor cells. We report that the(More)
2',3'-Didehydro-3'-deoxy-4'-ethynylthymidine (4'-Ed4T), a derivative of stavudine (d4T), has potent activity against human immunodeficiency virus and is much less inhibitory to mitochondrial DNA synthesis and cell growth than its progenitor, d4T. 4'-Ed4T triphosphate was a better reverse transcriptase (RT) inhibitor than d4T triphosphate, due to the(More)
Individual variation in response to antiretroviral therapy is well-known, but it is not clear if demographic characteristics such as gender, age, and ethnicity are responsible for the variation. To optimize anti-HIV therapy and guide antiretroviral drug discovery, determinants that cause variable responses to therapy need to be evaluated. We investigated(More)
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