Duen-Hwa Yan

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BACKGROUND Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is a validated target in squamous-cell carcinoma of the head and neck, but in patients with recurrent or metastatic disease, EGFR targeting agents have displayed modest efficacy. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-mediated angiogenesis has been implicated as a mechanism of resistance to anti-EGFR(More)
We identified IFIX as a new member of the hematopoietic interferon (IFN)-inducible nuclear protein with the 200-amino-acid repeat (HIN-200) family. Six different alternatively spliced forms of mRNA are transcribed from the IFIX gene, which are predicted to encode six different isoforms of IFIX proteins (IFIXα1, α2, β1, β2, γ1, and γ2). The IFIX proteins are(More)
p202, an interferon (IFN) inducible protein, arrests cell cycle at G1 phase leading to cell growth retardation. We previously showed that ectopic expression of p202 in human prostate cancer cells renders growth inhibition and suppression of transformation phenotype in vitro. In this report, we showed that prostate cancer cells with stable expression of p202(More)
PURPOSE AND EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN p202, a mouse IFN-inducible protein, is a member of the 200-amino acid repeat family. Enforced p202 expression in stable cancer cell lines resulted in growth inhibition in vitro and tumor suppression in vivo. However, to study the immediate effect of p202 and test the potential efficacy of p202 treatment, an efficient gene(More)
Interferons (IFNs) can exert cytostatic and immunomodulatory effects on carcinoma cells. In particular, growth inhibition of human prostate carcinoma by IFNs has been demonstrated both in vitro and in vivo. p202 is a 52 kd nuclear phosphoprotein known to be induced by IFNs. In this report, we showed that the expression of p202 was associated with an(More)
We previously reported cell cycle-dependent negative regulation of p185neu (decreased tyrosine phosphorylation and kinase activity, with electrophoretic mobility retarded by serine/threonine phosphorylation) in M phase and the escape of mutation-activated p185neu* from this regulation. Our present results showed that retardation of electrophoretic mobility(More)
IFIXalpha, a member of the interferon-inducible HIN-200 family, has been identified as a putative tumor suppressor. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying IFIXalpha-mediated tumor suppression are poorly understood. In the present study, we demonstrated that the metastasis suppressor maspin acts as the downstream target of IFIXalpha. IFIXalpha(More)
p202, an interferon (IFN) inducible protein, is a phosphonuclear protein involved in the regulation of cell cycle, apoptosis, and differentiation. E2F1 belongs to the E2F family of proteins that are important cell cycle regulators in promoting cell growth. On the other hand, the deregulated expression of E2F1 also triggers apoptosis independent of p53(More)