Hugo You-Hsien Lin

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A cDNA encoding the TGF-beta type II receptor protein has been isolated by an expression cloning strategy. The cloned cDNA, when transfected into COS cells, leads to overexpression of an approximately 80 kd protein that specifically binds radioiodinated TGF-beta 1. Excess TGF-beta 1 competes for binding of radioiodinated TGF-beta 1 in a dose-dependent(More)
Gastrin is an important stimulant of acid secretion by gastric parietal cells and is structurally related to the peptide hormone cholecystokinin (CCK). The pharmacologic properties of the parietal cell gastrin receptor are very similar to the predominant CCK receptor in the brain, CCK-B. Neither the gastrin nor the CCK-B receptor have been cloned thus far,(More)
A 63-year-old man presented with acute symmetrical polysynovitis associated with pitting edema of both the hands and feet. He was seronegative for rheumatoid factor and no radiologically evident erosion was noted in the joints of his hands and feet. Evaluation excluded congestive heart failure, nephrotic syndrome, and hypothyroidism as the cause of edema.(More)
The rat TGF-beta type III receptor cDNA has been cloned by overexpression in COS cells. The encoded receptor is an 853 amino acid protein with a large N-terminal extracellular domain containing at least one site for glycosaminoglycan addition, a single hydrophobic transmembrane domain, and a 41 amino acid cytoplasmic tail with no obvious signaling motif.(More)
OBJECTIVE This is a population survey conducted in 1991-92 among residents aged > or =30 years in Kin-Hu, Kinmen, with a 77.7% response rate to study the prevalence of hyperuricemia and hyperuricemia associated gout. A stratified analysis based on sex and age was used to assess the interaction and analyze the associated risk factors for hyperuricemia and(More)
Anoxia, glucose starvation, calcium ionophore A23187, EDTA, glucosamine, and several other conditions that adversely affect the function of the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) induce the synthesis of the glucose-regulated class of stress proteins (GRPs). The primary GRPs induced by these stresses migrate at 78 and 94 kDa (GRP78 and GRP94). In addition, another(More)
Affinity-labeling experiments have detected hetero-oligomers of the types I, II, and III transforming growth factor beta (TGF-beta) receptors which mediate intracellular signaling by TGF-beta, but the oligomeric state of the individual receptor types remains unknown. Here we use two types of experiments to show that a major portion of the receptor types II(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the incidence of gout and the interaction between uric acid level and other risk factors in the development of gout. METHODS Two hundred twenty-three asymptomatic hyperuricemic men initially studied in 1991-92 were reassessed in 1996-97. Gout was clinically diagnosed by a senior rheumatologist based on history and physical(More)
We have isolated the cDNA for Rab3D, an additional member of the small molecular weight GTP-binding protein family. Rab3D message is abundant in mouse adipocytes. It is increased during differentiation of 3T3-L1 cells into adipocytes, temporally coincident with the appearance of the insulin-sensitive glucose transporter GLUT4. Rab3D is a close homolog of(More)
The type II receptors for the polypeptide growth factors transforming growth factor beta (TGF-beta) and activin belong to a new family of predicted serine/threonine protein kinases. In Xenopus embryos, the biological effects of activin and TGF-beta 1 are strikingly different; activin induces a full range of mesodermal cell types in the animal cap assay,(More)