Gary H. P. Ho

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The Fanconi anemia (FA) pathway is a DNA damage-activated signaling pathway which regulates cellular resistance to DNA cross-linking agents. Cloned FA genes and proteins cooperate in this pathway, and monoubiquitination of FANCD2 is a critical downstream event. The cell cycle checkpoint kinase ATR is required for the efficient monoubiquitination of FANCD2,(More)
PSD-95, a principal scaffolding component of the postsynaptic density, is targeted to synapses by palmitoylation, where it couples NMDA receptor stimulation to production of nitric oxide (NO) by neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS). Here, we show that PSD-95 is physiologically S-nitrosylated. We identify cysteines 3 and 5, which are palmitoylated, as sites(More)
Serine racemase (SR) generates D-serine, a coagonist with glutamate at NMDA receptors. We show that SR is physiologically S-nitrosylated leading to marked inhibition of enzyme activity. Inhibition involves interactions with the cofactor ATP reflecting juxtaposition of the ATP-binding site and cysteine-113 (C113), the site for physiological S-nitrosylation.(More)
The cellular response to DNA damage is composed of cell cycle checkpoint and DNA repair mechanisms that serve to ensure proper replication of the genome prior to cell division. The function of the DNA damage response during DNA replication in S-phase is critical to this process. Recent evidence has suggested a number of interrelationships of DNA replication(More)
Adipogenesis, the conversion of precursor cells into adipocytes, is associated with obesity and is mediated by glucocorticoids acting via hitherto poorly characterized mechanisms. Dexras1 is a small G protein of the Ras family discovered on the basis of its marked induction by the synthetic glucocorticoid dexamethasone. We show that Dexras1 mediates(More)
SECTION 1 A 58-year-old woman developed painless visual loss in her left eye over several days. She described the vision in her left eye as “similar to looking through a dirty screen door.” She denied double vision and eye pain but reported frontal throbbing headaches associated with nausea over the preceding months. Two weeks before presentation, she had(More)
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