Jeff Jun Zhang

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The four receptors of the Notch family are widely expressed transmembrane proteins that function as key conduits through which mammalian cells communicate to regulate cell fate and growth. Ligand binding triggers a conformational change in the receptor negative regulatory region (NRR) that enables ADAM protease cleavage at a juxtamembrane site that(More)
Oncogenic MLL fusion proteins aberrantly recruit Dot1L, a histone methyltransferase, to ectopic loci, leading to local hypermethylation of H3K79 and misexpression of HoxA genes driving MLL-rearranged leukemias. Inhibition of the methyltransferase activity of Dot1L in this setting is predicted to reverse aberrant H3K79 methylation, leading to repression of(More)
A novel series of potent inhibitors of glucosylceramide synthase are described. The optimization of biochemical and cellular potency as well as ADME properties led to compound 23c. Broad tissue distribution was obtained following oral administration to mice. Thus 23c could be another useful tool compound for studying the effects of GCS inhibition in vitro(More)
Human glucokinase (GK) is a principal regulating sensor of plasma glucose levels. Mutations that inactivate GK are linked to diabetes, and mutations that activate it are associated with hypoglycemia. Unique kinetic properties equip GK for its regulatory role: although it has weak basal affinity for glucose, positive cooperativity in its binding of glucose(More)
Polycomb repressive complex 2 (PRC2) consists of three core subunits, EZH2, EED and SUZ12, and plays pivotal roles in transcriptional regulation. The catalytic subunit EZH2 methylates histone H3 lysine 27 (H3K27), and its activity is further enhanced by the binding of EED to trimethylated H3K27 (H3K27me3). Small-molecule inhibitors that compete with the(More)
Overexpression and somatic heterozygous mutations of EZH2, the catalytic subunit of polycomb repressive complex 2 (PRC2), are associated with several tumor types. EZH2 inhibitor, EPZ-6438 (tazemetostat), demonstrated clinical efficacy in patients with acceptable safety profile as monotherapy. EED, another subunit of PRC2 complex, is essential for its(More)
In this paper, we address the problem of timing speculation for multi-threaded workloads executing on a multi-core processor. Our approach is based on a new observation --- heterogeneity in path sensitization delays across different threads in multi-threaded programs. Leveraging this heterogeneity, we propose Synergistic Timing Speculation (SynTS) to(More)
Targeting glycosphingolipid synthesis has emerged as a novel approach for treating metabolic diseases. 32 (EXEL-0346) represents a new class of glucosylceramide synthase (GCS) inhibitors. This report details the elaboration of hit 8 with the goal of achieving and maintaining maximum GCS inhibition in vivo. 32 inhibited GCS with an IC(50) of 2 nM and(More)
Risk dominance strategy is a complementary part of game theory decision strategy besides payoff dominance. It is widely used in decision of economic behavior and other game conditions with risk characters. In research of imperfect information games, the rationality of risk dominance strategy has been proved while it is also wildly adopted by human players.(More)