Kong-Joo Lee

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Switching specific patterns of gene repression and activation in response to precise temporal/spatial signals is critical for normal development. Here we report a pathway in which induction of CaMKIIdelta triggers an unexpected switch in the function of the HES1 transcription factor from a TLE-dependent repressor to an activator required for neuronal(More)
Recently produced information on post-translational modifications makes it possible to interpret their biological regulation with new insights. Various protein modifications finely tune the cellular functions of each protein. Understanding the relationship between post-translational modifications and functional changes ("post-translatomics") is another(More)
posttranslational phosphorylation of HIF-1␣ and promotes the transcriptional activity of HIF-1 (Richard et Hypoxia-inducible factor 1 (HIF-1) plays a central role al., 1999). According to a recent report, the hydroxylation in cellular adaptation to changes in oxygen availability. of asparagine (Asn803), located in the C-terminal trans-Recently, prolyl(More)
Many transcription coactivators interact with nuclear receptors in a ligand- and C-terminal transactivation function (AF2)-dependent manner. These include activating signal cointegrator 2 (ASC-2), a recently isolated transcriptional coactivator molecule, which is amplified in human cancers and stimulates transactivation by nuclear receptors and numerous(More)
Telomere length is a crucial factor in senescence, but it has not been determined whether animals with long telomeres live longer than those with normal-length telomeres in the isogenic background of a given species. Here we show the effect of long telomeres on lifespan in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. We examined the effect of telomere length on(More)
AIMS Increased oxidative stress and mitochondrial dysfunction in obese adipocytes contribute to adipokine dysregulation, inflammation, and insulin resistance. RESULTS Through an advanced proteomic analysis, we found that peroxiredoxin 3 (Prx3), a thioredoxin-dependent mitochondrial peroxidase, is highly expressed in 3T3-L1 adipocytes compared to(More)
Transport protein particle (TRAPP) is a large multiprotein complex involved in endoplasmic reticulum-to-Golgi and intra-Golgi traffic. TRAPP specifically and persistently resides on Golgi membranes. Neither the mechanism of the subcellular localization nor the function of any of the individual TRAPP components is known. Here, the crystal structure of mouse(More)
Knowledge of the cellular targets of ROS (reactive oxygen species) and their regulation is an essential prerequisite for understanding ROS-mediated signalling. GAPDH (glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase) is known as a major target protein in oxidative stresses and becomes thiolated in its active site. However, the molecular and functional changes of(More)
The N-acetyltransferase arrest defective 1 (ARD1) is an important regulator of cell growth and differentiation that has emerged recently as a critical molecule in cancer progression. However, the regulation of the enzymatic and biological activities of human ARD1 (hARD1) in cancer is presently poorly understood. Here, we report that hARD1 undergoes(More)
Fas-associated factor 1 (FAF1) is a ubiquitin receptor containing multiple ubiquitin-related domains including ubiquitin-associated (UBA), ubiquitin-like (UBL) 1, UBL2, and ubiquitin regulatory X (UBX). We previously showed that N-terminal UBA domain recognizes Lys(48)-ubiquitin linkage to recruit polyubiquitinated proteins and that a C-terminal UBX domain(More)