David C. W. Ng

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Calcium and 1,25 dihydroxyvitamin D (1,25(OH)(2)D) regulate the differentiation of keratinocytes. We have examined the mechanisms by which such regulation takes place, focusing primarily on the events leading to cornified envelope (CE) formation, in particular the mechanisms by which calcium and 1,25(OH)(2)D regulate the induction of involucrin, a component(More)
BACKGROUND Human disabled-2 (DAB2), is a multi-function signalling molecule that it is frequently down-regulated in human cancers. We aimed to investigate the possible tumour suppressor effect of DAB2 in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). METHODS We studied the expression of DAB2 in NPC cell lines, xenografts and primary tumour samples. The status of(More)
Lipids that are synthesized de novo in the epidermis, including fatty acids, oxysterols, 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D(3), and farnesol, can regulate the differentiation of normal human keratinocytes (NHK). Cholesterol sulfate (CS), an epidermal lipid that is produced in the upper nucleated layers of the epidermis coincident with terminal differentiation, has(More)
Expression of the nuclear orphan receptor gene Nur77 in neuronal cells is induced by activity-dependent increases in intracellular Ca2+ ions. Ca2+ responsiveness of the Nur77 gene has been attributed to two distinct DNA regulatory regions that recruit the transcription factors cAMP response element binding protein (CREB) and myocyte enhancer factor-2(More)
Ca(2+) and cAMP are widely used in concert by neurons to relay signals from the synapse to the nucleus, where synaptic activity modulates gene expression required for synaptic plasticity. Neurons utilize different transcriptional regulators to integrate information encoded in the spatiotemporal dynamics and magnitude of Ca(2+) and cAMP signals, including(More)
—We present an antenna modeling method based on partial element equivalent circuit (PEEC) theory. The antenna is modeled as an equivalent circuit of lumped circuit elements, which enables circuit co-simulation between the antenna and circuits in both time and frequency domains. Antenna radiation is captured as an equivalent radiation resistor. For(More)
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