John Yeuk Hon Chan

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BRE is a multifunctional adapter protein involved in DNA repair, cell survival and stress response. To date, most studies of this protein have been focused in the tumor model. The role of BRE in stem cell biology has never been investigated. Therefore, we have used HUCPV progenitor cells to elucidate the function of BRE. HUCPV cells are multipotent fetal(More)
Our current understanding of the nature of cell death that is associated with fatal organophosphate poisoning and the underlying cellular mechanisms is surprisingly limited. Taking advantage of the absence in an in vitro system of acetylcholinesterase, the pharmacological target of organophosphate compounds, the present study evaluated the hypothesis that(More)
The organophosphate insecticide mevinphos (Mev) acts on the rostral ventrolateral medulla (RVLM), where sympathetic vasomotor tone originates, to elicit phasic cardiovascular responses via nitric oxide (NO) generated by NO synthase (NOS) I and II. We evaluated the contribution of soluble guanylyl cyclase (sGC)/cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP)/protein(More)
The organophosphate poison mevinphos (Mev) elicits cardiovascular responses via nitric oxide (NO) produced on activation of M2 muscarinic receptors (M2R) in the rostral ventrolateral medulla (RVLM), where sympathetic vasomotor tone originates. This study further evaluated the contribution of nitric oxide synthase (NOS) isoforms at the RVLM to this process,(More)
We evaluated the contribution of peroxynitrite to the fatal cardiovascular depression induced by overproduction of nitric oxide (NO) after activation of inducible NO synthase (iNOS) in the rostral ventrolateral medulla (RVLM), the origin of sympathetic vasomotor tone. In Sprague-Dawley rats maintained under propofol anesthesia, microinjection of E. coli(More)
Gene amplification and enhanced expression of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) represent the major molecular genetic alteration in glioblastomas and it may play an essential role in cell growth and in the carcinogenic process. On the other hand, the nuclear suppressor proteins PML and p53 are also known to play critical roles in cancer(More)
Antihypertensive therapy not only normalizes the elevated blood pressure but also restores the reduced baroreceptor reflex response associated with hypertension, although the underlying mechanism is not fully understood. We assessed the hypothesis that a reversal of the enhanced basal Fos expression seen during hypertension in nucleus tractus solitarii, the(More)
PML protein plays important roles in regulating cellular homeostasis. It forms PML nuclear bodies (PML-NBs) that act like nuclear relay stations and participate in many cellular functions. In this study, we have examined the proteome of mouse embryonic fibroblasts (MEFs) derived from normal (PML(+/+)) and PML knockout (PML(-/-)) mice. The aim was to(More)
We established previously that nitric oxide (NO) in the hippocampal formation (HF) participates actively in negative feedback regulation of penile erection. This study further evaluated whether this process engaged soluble guanylyl cyclase (sGC)/cGMP cascade or peroxynitrite in the HF. Intracavernous pressure (ICP) recorded from the penis in adult, male(More)
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