Kwok-Ming Yao

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MOTIVATION The interaction between transcription factor (TF) and transcription factor binding site (TFBS) is essential for gene regulation. Mutation in either the TF or the TFBS may weaken their interaction and thus result in abnormalities. To maintain such vital interaction, a mutation in one of the interacting partners might be compensated by a(More)
The forkhead box (FOX) M1 transcription factor is required to maintain the proliferation of cancer cells. Two transcriptionally active isoforms of FOXM1, FOXM1b and FOXM1c, have been identified, but their functional differences remain unclear. FOXM1c is distinguished from FOXM1b by an extra exon (exon Va) that contains an ERK1/2 target sequence. Based on a(More)
Although advanced-stage cervical cancer can benefit from current treatments, approximately 30% patients may fail after definitive treatment eventually. Therefore, exploring alternative molecular therapeutic approaches is imperatively needed for this disease. We have recently shown that activation of AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK), a metabolic sensor,(More)
Transforming growth factor (TGF)-β-activating kinase 1 (TAK1) is a serine/threonine kinase which is frequently associated with human cancer progression. However, its functional role in tumorigenesis is still controversial. Here, we report that TAK1 enhances the oncogenic capacity of ovarian cancer cells through the activation of NF-κB signaling. We found(More)
Correction After publication of this article [1] the authors noticed an error in Figure 5A, B and D (Figure 1 here). In Figure 5A (Figure 1 here), the same image from AMPK-β1 was erroneously used for pAMPKα of A2780cp-β1 panel. The correct image for pAMPKα is now provided. In Figure 5B and D (Figure 1 here), the panel of OV2008-sh β1 used two different sets(More)
Correction After publication of this article [1] the authors noticed an error in Figure 5A, B and D (Figure 1 here). In Figure 5A (Figure 1 here), the same image from AMPK-β1 was erroneously used for pAMPKα of A2780cp-β1 panel. The correct image for pAMPKα is now provided. In Figure 5B and D (Figure 1 here), the panel of OV2008-sh β1 used two different sets(More)
AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) is a key energy sensor that is involved in regulating cell metabolism. Our previous study revealed that the subunits of the heterotimeric AMPK enzyme are diversely expressed during ovarian cancer progression. However, the impact of the variable expression of these AMPK subunits in ovarian cancer oncogenesis remains(More)
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