Genqing Liang

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Luman/CREB3 (also called LZIP) is an endoplasmic reticulum (ER) membrane-bound transcription factor which is believed to undergo regulated intramembrane proteolysis in response to cellular cues. We previously found that Luman activates transcription from the unfolded protein response element. Here we report the identification of Herp, a gene involved in ER(More)
Aberrant activity of the phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K) pathway supports growth of many tumors including those of breast, lung, and prostate. Resistance of breast cancer cells to targeted chemotherapies including tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKI) has been linked to persistent PI3K activity, which may in part be due to increased membrane expression of(More)
Accumulation of mis- and unfolded proteins during viral replication can cause stress in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) and trigger the unfolded protein response (UPR). If unchecked, this process may induce cellular changes detrimental to viral replication. In the report, we investigated the impact of HSV-1 on the UPR during lytic replication. We found that(More)
The antibody gene mutator activation-induced cytidine deaminase (AID) promiscuously damages oncogenes, leading to chromosomal translocations and tumorigenesis. Why nonimmunoglobulin loci are susceptible to AID activity is unknown. Here, we study AID-mediated lesions in the context of nuclear architecture and the B cell regulome. We show that AID targets are(More)
Recurrent chromosomal translocations underlie both haematopoietic and solid tumours. Their origin has been ascribed to selection of random rearrangements, targeted DNA damage, or frequent nuclear interactions between translocation partners; however, the relative contribution of each of these elements has not been measured directly or on a large scale. Here(More)
Intercellular communication is essential for differentiation and development. In plants, plasmodesmata (PD) form cytoplasmic channels for direct communication. During plant development, programmed reduction in PD number and transport capacity creates the so-called symplasmic domains. Small fluorescent dyes and ions can diffuse among cells within a domain(More)
The migration of nucleolus to the nuclear periphery and the onset of homologous chromosome synapsis are characteristics of the leptotene to zygotene transition in meiocytes. Little is known about the genes regulating these processes in eukaryotes. Here we report the characterization of morphological defects in prophase I in microsporocytes in the(More)
 Previous work has demonstrated that some endogenous plant gene promoters are active in selective companion cells of the phloem, depending on organ types and developmental stages. Here we report that the Commelina yellow mottle virus (CoYMV) promoter is active in the companion cells of leaves, stems and roots of transgenic Nicotiana tabacum cv. Xanthi NN,(More)
TRPP2, also called polycystin-2, the gene product of PKD2, is a membrane protein defective in 10-15% of cases of autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease. Mutations in PKD2 are also associated with extrarenal disorders, such as hepatic cystogenesis and cardiovascular abnormalities. TRPP2 is a Ca-permeable nonselective cation channel present in the(More)
Luman/CREB3 (also called LZIP) is an endoplasmic reticulum (ER)-bound cellular transcription factor. It has been implicated in the mammalian unfolded protein response (UPR), as well as herpes simplex virus reactivation from latency in sensory neurons. Here, we report the identification of a novel Luman recruitment factor (LRF). Like Luman, LRF is a(More)