Hubert E. Wong

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Growing evidence suggests that on-pathway amyloid-β (Aβ) oligomers are primary neurotoxic species and have a direct correlation with the onset of Alzheimer's disease (AD). One promising therapeutic strategy to block AD progression is to reduce the levels of these neurotoxic Aβ species using small molecules. While several compounds have been shown to(More)
Amyloid fibrils implicated in numerous human diseases are thermodynamically very stable. Stringent conditions that would not be possible in a physiological environment are often required to disrupt the stable fibrils. Recently, there is increasing evidence that small molecules can remodel amyloid fibrils in a physiologically relevant manner. In order to(More)
The role of heme oxygenase (HO)-1 was evaluated in the oxygen-resistant hamster fibroblast cell line, O2R95, which moderately overexpress HO when compared with the parental cell line, HA-1. To suppress HO-1 expression, O2R95 were transfected with HO-1 antisense oligonucleotide or treated with tin-mesoporphyrin (SnMP). To increase HO-1 expression, cells were(More)
Halogenation of organic compounds plays diverse roles in biochemistry, including selective chemical modification of proteins and improved oral absorption/blood-brain barrier permeability of drug candidates. Moreover, halogenation of aromatic molecules greatly affects aromatic interaction-mediated self-assembly processes, including amyloid fibril formation.(More)
BACKGROUND Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia. AD is a degenerative brain disorder that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. It has been suggested that aggregation of amyloid-beta peptide (Aβ) is closely linked to the development of AD pathology. In the search for safe, effective modulators, we evaluated the(More)
OBJECTIVES Electrocardiograph (ECG) interpretation is a vital component of Emergency Medicine (EM) resident education, but few studies have formally examined ECG teaching methods used in residency training. Recently, the Council of EM Residency Directors (CORD) developed an Internet database of 395 ECGs that have been extensively peer-reviewed to(More)
A new nonisotopic detection method based on time-resolved fluorescence for nucleic acid hybridization assays with alkaline phosphatase labels has been developed: enzyme-amplified lanthanide luminescence (EALL). EALL combines the amplification of an enzyme label with the sensitivity and background elimination of time-resolved fluorescence detection of(More)
BACKGROUND Estrogens are cardioprotective hormones and are reported to have antianginal properties. We examined the effect of physiological concentrations of 17beta-estradiol on coronary reactivity in anesthetized female farm pigs. METHODS AND RESULTS Epicardial coronary cross-sectional area (CSA) was assessed by two-dimensional intravascular ultrasound,(More)
Chinese hamster ovary (and many rodent cell lines) transiently delay mitosis and progress into a second cell cycle without undergoing cytokinesis when treated with Colcemid, whereas HeLaS3 (and most human cell lines) arrest permanently in mitosis. We have discussed these differences and their consequences for cell survival under cell cycle-perturbing(More)
Heme oxygenase (HO) is the rate-limiting enzyme in the production of bilirubin from heme, and HO-1 is its inducible isoenzyme. In the metabolic pathway of HO a potential oxidant, heme, is degraded, a potential antioxidant, bilirubin, is generated, and a potent sequestering agent of redox active iron, ferritin, is thought to be coinduced. Therefore, the sum(More)