Monica T. Hsu

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The viral RNA segments in influenza virions were shown to be circular in conformation by using psoralen crosslinking methods. Electron microscopy of purified RNA following treatment of virus with the psoralen reagent 4'-aminomethyltrioxsalen (AMT) revealed circles with lengths corresponding to the individual segments. RNA blot analysis using polyacrylamide(More)
Understanding the nature of DNA sequence differences among individuals is important to the understanding of fundamental questions in biology. To analyze such differences in complex genomes new approaches must be developed. We report two new techniques which aid in this effort. First, we have developed a modification of the Phenol Emulsion Reassociation(More)
We analyzed genomic aberrations in 20 cervical adenocarcinomas by comparative genomic hybridization (CGH). Most tissue samples (85%) showed DNA copy number changes; gains were more common than losses. The most consistent region of chromosomal gain was mapped to chromosome arm 3q, found in 70% of the cases, with a minimal common region of 3q28-ter. Other(More)
To investigate the genomic imbalances associated with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC), we have performed chromosome analysis by comparative genomic hybridization (CGH) on 51 tumors, including 25 primary and 26 recurrent tumors. The most common copy number increases occurred on chromosome arms 12p (59%), 1q (47%), 17q (47%), 11q (41%), and 12q (35%). The(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is highly malignant and prone to recur after surgical treatment. Differentiation between a true relapse of HCC and a second primary tumor is of clinical importance. However, no convenient method is currently available. METHODS Comparative genomic hybridization (CGH) was used to analyze 31 pairs of initial(More)
The modification patterns of histones present in various forms of intracellular simian virus 40 nucleoprotein complexes were analyzed by acetic acid-urea-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. The results showed that different viral nucleoprotein complexes contain different histone patterns. Simian virus 40 chromatin, which contains the activities for the(More)
Replication origins are often found closely associated with transcription regulatory elements in both prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. To examine the relationship between these two elements, we studied the effect of a strong promoter-enhancer on simian virus 40 (SV40) DNA replication. The human cytomegalovirus (CMV) immediate early gene enhancer-promoter(More)
We have isolated and characterized an isoform of protein kinase Chk1 gene from rat liver and a rat liver cDNA library by 5'-rapid amplification of cDNA ends. The gene (Cil) contains the C-terminal region of the Chk1 gene, but the 5'-end is derived from a sequence in the intron of Chk1 preceding the C-terminal domain by differential RNA splicing. The kinase(More)