Matthew Y. Au

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Sirtuin 6 (SIRT6) is a mammalian homolog of the yeast Sir2 deacetylase. Mice deficient for SIRT6 exhibit genome instability. Here, we show that in mammalian cells subjected to oxidative stress SIRT6 is recruited to the sites of DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) and stimulates DSB repair, through both nonhomologous end joining and homologous recombination. Our(More)
The genetic control of neuronal differentiation has been studied by examining mutations that affect the development and function of the six touch receptor neurons of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. By screening for touch-insensitive mutants, it has been possible to identify 18 genes (represented by 417 mutations) that are required at various stages in(More)
The thyroid hormones and retinoic acid are potent modulators of differentiation, development, and gene expression. The transcriptional activities of these ligands are mediated by closely related nuclear receptors which bind and activate identical hormone responsive DNA elements. We noticed that a region within the ligand binding or E domain is well(More)
The haloacid dehalogenase (HAD) superfamily is one of the largest enzyme families, consisting mainly of phosphatases. Although intracellular phosphate plays important roles in many cellular activities, the biological functions of HAD enzymes are largely unknown. Pho13 is 1 of 16 putative HAD enzymes in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Pho13 has not been studied(More)
G2A is an immunoregulatory G protein-coupled receptor predominantly expressed in lymphocytes and macrophages. Ectopic overexpression studies have implicated G2A as a receptor for the bioactive lysophospholipid, lysophosphatidylcholine (LPC). However, the functional consequences of LPC-G2A interaction at physiological levels of receptor expression, and in a(More)
High dose rate (HDR) interstitial tongue brachytherapy is a new treatment modality. This study describes important technical details required for its successful use. Thirteen patients with carcinoma of the oral tongue were treated solely with interstitial brachytherapy using HDR remote afterloading techniques during the years 1994-1997. The afterloading(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Adrenomedullin (AM) is a peptide hormone whose receptors are members of the class B GPCR family. They comprise a heteromer between the GPCR, the calcitonin receptor-like receptor and one of the receptor activity-modifying proteins 1-3. AM plays a significant role in angiogenesis and its antagonist fragment AM22-52 can inhibit blood(More)
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