K-J J Cheung

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In this study, we investigated the molecular pathways targeted by curcumin during apoptosis of human melanoma cell lines. We found that curcumin caused cell death in eight melanoma cell lines, four with wild-type and four with mutant p53. We demonstrate that curcumin-induced apoptosis is both dose- and time-dependent. We found that curcumin did not induce(More)
The biological functions of the tumor suppressor, ING1, have been studied extensively in the last 5 years since it was cloned. It shares many biological functions with those of p53 and has been reported to mediate growth arrest, senescence, apoptosis, anchorage-dependent growth, and chemosensitivity. Some of these functions, such as cell cycle arrest and(More)
The biological functions of the tumor suppressor ING1 have been studied extensively in the past 5 years since it was cloned. Of the three alternatively spliced forms of ING1, p24(ING1) has been the focus of much of past research. Information on the other currently known isoforms, p47(ING1), p32(ING1), and p27(ING1), has been lacking. ING1 shares many(More)
BACKGROUND Epidemiological evidence indicates that exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation is directly linked to the increase of both incidence and mortality of melanoma. However, the genetic changes caused by UV radiation that lead to melanoma formation remain poorly understood. Recently, a potential tumour suppressor gene ING1 (inhibitor of growth 1) was(More)
The regulation of Chk1, a critical protein kinase involved in G(2) phase arrest, has been a subject of recent research. Chk1 phosphorylates tumor suppressor p53 at multiple sites, while p53 has been shown to downregulate Chk1 expression under stress conditions in vitro, suggesting negative feedback between the two checkpoint proteins. Using the p53 knockout(More)
A recently cloned tumour suppressor candidate, p33ING1, has been shown in vitro to collaborate with p53 to execute growth arrest and apoptosis. However, it is unclear as to how the expression of ING1 is regulated in normal and stress conditions. Using a p53-knockout mouse model, we investigated if the expression of ING1 was dependent on p53. We found that(More)
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