Linfang Wang

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The 26S proteasome catalyzes the degradation of most proteins in mammalian cells. To better define its composition and associated regulatory proteins, we developed affinity methods to rapidly purify 26S proteasomes from mammalian cells. By this approach, we discovered a novel 46-kDa (407 residues) subunit of its 19S regulatory complex (previously termed(More)
Through exomic sequencing of ten hepatitis C virus (HCV)-associated hepatocellular carcinomas (HCC) and subsequent evaluation of additional affected individuals, we discovered novel inactivating mutations of ARID2 in four major subtypes of HCC (HCV-associated HCC, hepatitis B virus (HBV)-associated HCC, alcohol-associated HCC and HCC with no known(More)
Histone acetylation plays critical roles in chromatin remodeling, DNA repair, and epigenetic regulation of gene expression, but the underlying mechanisms are unclear. Proteasomes usually catalyze ATP- and polyubiquitin-dependent proteolysis. Here, we show that the proteasomes containing the activator PA200 catalyze the polyubiquitin-independent degradation(More)
Regulation of apoptosis at various stages of differentiation plays an important role in spermatogenesis. Therefore, the identification and characterisation of highly expressed genes in the testis that are involved in apoptosis is of great value to delineate the mechanism of spermatogenesis. Here, we reported that Fank1, a novel gene highly expressed in(More)
HSD-3.8 cDNA (accession number AF311312) encodes a human sperm component. A 0.7 kb fragment (HSD-0.7) containing three immunological epitopes of HSD-3.8 cDNA was prepared and expressed in E. coli. Immunization of female rats with the recombinant HSD-0.7 proteins induced infertility. A cDNA fragment encoding the C-terminal 144 amino acids of human G-protein(More)
Human FcalphaRI (CD89) is the receptor specific for IgA, an immunoglobulin that is abundant in mucosa and is also found in high concentrations in serum. Although FcalphaRI is an immunoglobulin Fc receptor (FcR), it differs in many ways from FcRs for other immunoglobulin classes. The genes of most FcRs are located on chromosome 1 at 1q21-23, whereas(More)
A 1933 bp cDNA fragment, coding a truncated testis-specific novel nucleoporin, was isolated from a human testis lambdaZAPII cDNA library, designated as BS-63 and assigned GenBank accession number: U64675. By applying the methods of rapid amplification of cDNA ends (5' RACE) and PCR, a full-length BS-63 cDNA composed of 5475 bp was obtained. BS-63 cDNA(More)
The adhesive domain of SdrD from Staphylococcus aureus was solubly expressed in Escherichia coli in high yield. After a series of purification steps, the purified protein was >95% pure, which was SdrD from S. aureus identified by SDS-PAGE and MALDI-TOF MS. Crystals were grown at 18 degrees C using 25% polyethylene glycol 3350 as precipitant. Diffraction by(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the incidence of cMET gene copy number changes and protein overexpression in Chinese gastric cancer (GC) and to preclinically test the hypothesis that the novel, potent and selective cMET small-molecule inhibitor volitinib, will deliver potent anti-tumor activity in cMET-dysregulated GC patient-derived tumor xenograft (PDX) models. (More)
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most common malignancies worldwide, however, genetic-environmental interactions and mechanisms associated with the development of HCC remains largely unclear. Our recent work described novel inactivating mutations of ARID2 (AT-rich interactive domain 2) in four major subtypes of HCC through exomic sequencing of(More)