Jyh-Ching Chou

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The protein delivery across cellular membranes or compartments is limited by low biomembrane permeability because of the hydrophobic characteristics of cell membranes. Usually the delivery processes utilize passive protein channels or active transporters to overcome the membrane impediment. In this report, we demonstrate that arginine-rich intracellular(More)
* Protein delivery across cellular membranes or compartments is primarily limited by low biomembrane permeability. * Many protein transduction domains (PTDs) have previously been generated, and covalently cross-linked with cargoes for cellular internalization. * An arginine-rich intracellular delivery (AID) peptide could rapidly deliver fluorescent proteins(More)
Protein transduction domains (PTDs) are small peptides with a high content of basic amino acids, and they are responsible for cellular uptake. Many PTDs, including arginine-rich intracellular delivery (AID) peptides, have been shown to transport macromolecules across membranes and into cells. In this study, we demonstrated for the first time that AID(More)
The delivery and expression of exogenous genes in plant cells have been of particular interest for plant research and biotechnology. Here, we present results demonstrating a simple DNA transfection system in plants. Short arginine-rich intracellular delivery peptide, a protein transduction domain, was capable of delivering plasmid DNA into living plant(More)
Crossing of the plasma membrane for all macromolecules without energy, receptors or any artificial methods was thought to be difficult. Our previous studies demonstrated that arginine-rich intracellular delivery (AID) peptides are able to deliver macromolecules, such as proteins, RNAs and DNAs, into either animal or plant cells. Cellular internalization(More)
The Litchi (Litchi chinensis) fruit products possess rich amounts of flavanoids and proanthocyanidins. Its pericarp has been shown to inhibit breast and liver cancer cell growth. However, the anticolorectal cancer effect of Litchi seed extract has not yet been reported. In this study, the effects of polyphenol-rich Litchi seed ethanol extract (LCSP) on the(More)
Bacterial indole-3-acetyl-l-aspartic acid (IAA-Asp) hydrolase has shown very high substrate specificity compared with similar IAA-amino acid hydrolase enzymes found in Arabidopsis thaliana. The IAA-Asp hydrolase also exhibits, relative to the Arabidopsis thaliana-derived enzymes, a very high Vmax (fast reaction rate) and a higher Km (lower substrate(More)
Antrodia cinnamomea is an expensive medicinal fungus that grows only inside the rotten trunk of Cinnamomum kanehirae . In vitro culture of A. cinnamomea fruiting body is difficult and, therefore, of value for further investigation. To study whether the fructification of A. cinnamomea is strain dependent in artificial media, we grew four different A.(More)
BACKGROUND Litchi seeds possess rich amounts of phenolics and have been shown to inhibit proliferation of several types of cancer cells. However, the suppression of EGFR signaling in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) by litchi seed extract (LCSE) has not been fully understood. METHODS In this study, the effects of LCSE on EGFR signaling, cell(More)