Kuei-Chung Shih

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B-Raf is a member of the RAF family of serine/threonine kinases: it mediates cell division, differentiation, and apoptosis signals through the RAS-RAF-MAPK pathway. Thus, B-Raf is of keen interest in cancer therapy, such as melanoma. In this study, we propose the first combination approach to integrate the pharmacophore (PhModel), CoMFA, and CoMSIA models(More)
The incidence of noroviral gastroenteritis has increased dramatically in recent years, and norovirus (NoV) genogroup II.4 (GII.4) is associated with outbreaks worldwide. The NoV genotypes and their clinical relevance in children hospitalized with acute gastroenteritis between 2006 and 2011 in northern Taiwan were evaluated in this study. NoV sequences were(More)
Damage to DNA is caused by ionizing radiation, genotoxic chemicals or collapsed replication forks. When DNA is damaged or cells fail to respond, a mutation that is associated with breast or ovarian cancer may occur. Mammalian cells control and stabilize the genome using a cell cycle checkpoint to prevent damage to DNA or to repair damaged DNA. Checkpoint(More)
Chemical features based 3D pharmacophore model for REarranged during Transfection (RET) tyrosine kinase were developed by using a training set of 26 structurally diverse known RET inhibitors. The best pharmacophore hypothesis, which identified inhibitors with an associated correlation coefficient of 0.90 between their experimental and estimated anti-RET(More)
FMS-like tyrosine kinase 3 (FLT-3) is strongly correlated with acute myeloid leukemia, but no FLT-3-inhibitor cocomplex structure is available to assist the design of therapeutic inhibitors. Hence, we propose a dual-layer 3D-QSAR model for FLT-3 that integrates the pharmacophore, CoMFA, and CoMSIA. We then coupled the model with the fragment-based design(More)
Several often thousands functional genes control the growth, genetics, and behavior of living organisms by regulating different gene expressions. The genes in a normal cell control the process of cell growth, differentiation, reproduction, and apoptosis via multiple steps of interactive regulation mechanism. The mechanism of gene regulation is a very(More)
Neuraminidase (NA) is a homotetramer viral surface glycoprotein that is essential for virus release during influenza virus infections. Previous studies have not explored why influenza NA forms a tetramer when the bacterial monomer NA already exhibits excellent NA enzymatic activity levels. In this study, we focused on 28 highly conserved residues among all(More)
Zanamivir and Oseltamivir are both sialic acid analog inhibitors of Neuraminidase (NA), which is an important target in influenza A virus treatment. Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationships (QSAR) is a common computational method for correlating the structural properties of compounds (or inhibitors) with their biological activities. The pharmcophore(More)