Linda Cheung

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Follicular thyroid carcinomas are associated with a chromosomal translocation that fuses the thyroid-specific transcription factor paired box gene 8 (PAX8) with the nuclear receptor peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPARgamma). This study investigated the transcriptional mechanisms by which PAX8-PPARgamma regulates follicular thyroid cells.(More)
The approximately 150 amino acid C-terminal tail of the gp41 transmembrane glycoprotein of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) is generally thought to be located inside the virion. However, we show here that both monoclonal IgG and polyclonal epitope-purified IgG specific for the (746)ERDRD(750) epitope that lies within the C-terminal tail(More)
Patients with Alport's syndrome develop a number of pro-inflammatory cytokine and matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) abnormalities that contribute to progressive renal failure. Changes in the composition and structure of the glomerular basement membranes likely alter the biomechanics of cell adhesion and signaling in these patients. To test if enhanced strain(More)
Chromosomal translocations encoding fusion oncoproteins are common in hematological malignancies, sarcomas, and papillary thyroid carcinomas. A recent study of follicular thyroid carcinomas reported a novel chromosomal translocation, t(2;3)(q13;p25), that fused the thyroid-specific transcription factor PAX8 with a nuclear receptor, peroxisome(More)
Usher syndrome type 1B is a combined deaf-blindness condition caused by mutations in the MYO7A gene. Loss of functional myosin VIIa in the retinal pigment epithelia (RPE) and/or photoreceptors leads to blindness. We evaluated the impact of subretinally delivered UshStat, a recombinant EIAV-based lentiviral vector expressing human MYO7A, on photoreceptor(More)
The C-terminal tail of the gp41 transmembrane glycoprotein of the human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) virion is usually thought to be inside the virion, but it has been shown recently that part of the tail is exposed on the virion exterior. Here, using a panel of antibodies, it was demonstrated that the same part of the tail is exposed on the(More)
Sporadic Parkinson's disease (PD) is a common neurodegenerative disorder, characterized by the loss of midbrain dopamine neurons and Lewy body inclusions. It is thought to result from a complex interaction between multiple predisposing genes and environmental influences, although these interactions are still poorly understood. Several causative genes have(More)
Chromosomal translocations encoding fusion oncoproteins are common in hematological malignancies, sarcomas, and papillary thyroid carcinomas. A recent study of follicular thyroid carcinomas reported a novel chromosomal translocation, t(2;3)(q13;p25), that fused the thyroid-specific transcription factor PAX8 with a nuclear receptor, peroxisome(More)
Previous studies have shown that visible and near-infrared spectra (Vis-NIR) of dry and milled compost can be used for generating partial least squares (PLS) calibrations of phase II compost parameters including ammonia, nitrogen dry matter (NDM), dry matter (DM), pH, conductivity, carbon, microbial population, and potential productivity. The objective of(More)
Recent work demonstrates that Alport glomerular disease is mediated through a biomechanical strain-sensitive activation of mesangial actin dynamics. This occurs through a Rac1/CDC42 cross-talk mechanism that results in the invasion of the subcapillary spaces by mesangial filopodia. The filopodia deposit mesangial matrix proteins in the glomerular basement(More)