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Candida albicans is a diploid fungus that has become a medically important opportunistic pathogen in immunocompromised individuals. We have sequenced the C. albicans genome to 10.4-fold coverage and performed a comparative genomic analysis between C. albicans and Saccharomyces cerevisiae with the objective of assessing whether Candida possesses a genetic(More)
Two human nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) cell lines have been established. One derived from a 64-year-old male, and the other from a 36-year-old female Chinese patient living in Taiwan. Both were keratinizing squamous cell carcinoma in nature and designated as NPC-TW039 and NPC-TW076. Both have been grown in culture system for more than 100 passages. Single(More)
Three overlapping cholesterol 7 alpha-hydroxylasecDNAs were cloned from total mouse liver RNA by a combination of the polymerase chain reaction and mouse liver cDNA library screening. One of the cDNA clones was used to screen a mouse genomic library; three genomic clones were isolated and one of them was fully characterized. The mouse cholesterol 7(More)
A complementary DNA for the very-low-density lipoprotein receptor (VLDLR) that codes for a protein of 873 amino acids was cloned from a human heart cDNA library. The mature protein of 846 amino acids, preceded by a 27-residue signal peptide, shares 97% amino acid sequence identity with the rabbit VLDLR. Like the low-density lipoprotein receptor, the VLDLR(More)
Lipoprotein lipase (LPL) is the rate-limiting enzyme for the hydrolysis of triglyceride-rich lipoproteins. We tested the efficacy of adenovirus-mediated gene transfer of LPL as treatment of experimental hyperlipidemias associated with apolipoprotein (apoE) deficiency (apoE-/-) and low-density lipoprotein receptor (LDLr) deficiency (LDLr-/-) in mice.(More)
Human papilloma virus type 16 (HPV16) related sequences were detected in two EBV-negative nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) cell lines derived from two well-differentiated NPC by polymerase chain reaction. E2 and E6 related sequences of HPV16 were demonstrated using two pairs of primers derived from these two regions. DNA sequence analysis of amplified(More)
As complete absence of germ cells leads to sterile males in zebrafish, we explored the relationship between primordial germ cell (PGC) number and sexual development. Our results revealed dimorphic proliferation of PGCs in the early zebrafish larvae, marking the beginning of sexual differentiation. We applied morpholino-based gene knockdown and cell(More)
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