Pin-I. Huang

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Hsp70s and J-proteins, which constitute one of the most ubiquitous types of molecular chaperone machineries, function in a wide variety of cellular processes. J-proteins play a central role by stimulating an Hsp70's ATPase activity, thereby stabilizing its interaction with client proteins. However, while all J-proteins serve this core purpose, individual(More)
Ssbs of Saccharomyces cerevisiae are ribosome-associated molecular chaperones, which can be cross-linked to nascent polypeptide chains. Because Ssbs are members of a divergent subclass of Hsp70s found thus far only in fungi, we asked if the structural requirements for in vivo function were similar to those of "classic" Hsp70s. An intact peptide-binding(More)
Lin28, a key factor for cellular reprogramming and generation of induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC), makes a critical contribution to tumorigenicity by suppressing Let-7. However, it is unclear whether Lin28 is involved in regulating cancer stem–like cells (CSC), including in oral squamous carcinoma cells (OSCC). In this study, we demonstrate a(More)
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