Joyce Yao

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Cystic fibrosis (CF) has emerged as a paradigm disorder for assessing the utility of gene therapy in the treatment of genetic diseases. It is hypothesized that submucosal glands may play an important role in the pathophysiology of CF lung disease. However, this region poses several significant obstacles for gene therapy due to its inaccessibility from the(More)
We have previously discovered the opium alkaloid noscapine as a microtubule interacting agent that binds to tubulin, alters the dynamics of microtubule assembly, and arrests mammalian cells at mitosis (Ye, K., Ke, Y., Keshava, N., Shanks, J., Kapp, J. A., Tekmal, R. R., Petros, J., and Joshi, H. C. (1998) Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A. 95, 1601-1606; Ye,(More)
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