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Changes in histone methylation status regulate chromatin structure and DNA-dependent processes such as transcription. Recent studies indicate that, analogous to other histone modifications, histone methylation is reversible. Retinoblastoma binding protein 2 (RBP2), a nuclear protein implicated in the regulation of transcription and differentiation by the(More)
Hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF) is a heterodimeric transcription factor, consisting of an alpha subunit and a beta subunit, that controls cellular responses to hypoxia. HIFalpha contains two transcriptional activation domains called the N-terminal transactivation domain (NTAD) and the C-terminal transactivation domain (CTAD). HIFalpha is destabilized by(More)
Our previous studies have identified that miR-125b was overexpressed in type II endometrial carcinoma (EC) cells compared with type I using microRNAs microarray. Although recent studies have shown the important role of miR-125b in several tumors and overexpression of miR-125b in advanced EC, its function in this disease has not yet been defined. In the(More)
Clear cell carcinoma of the kidney is a major cause of mortality in patients with von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) disease, which is caused by germ line mutations that inactivate the VHL tumor suppressor gene. Biallelic VHL inactivation, due to mutations or hypermethylation, is also common in sporadic clear cell renal carcinomas. The VHL gene product, pVHL, is part(More)
The purification method for a novel ginsenoside-hydrolyzing beta-glucosidase from Paecilomyces Bainier sp. 229 was successfully simplified by the application of microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) as a novel chromatographic matrix. Only two chromatographic steps, Q-Sepharose FF and MCC column in sequence, were required to purify the enzyme to apparent(More)
JARID1B (also known as KDM5B or PLU1) is a member of the JARID1 family of histone lysine demethylases responsible for the demethylation of trimethylated lysine 27 in histone H3 (H3K4me3), a mark for actively transcribed genes. JARID1B is overexpressed in several cancers, including breast cancer, prostate cancer, and lung cancer. In addition, JARID1B is(More)
A novel ginsenoside-hydrolyzing beta-glucosidase was purified from Paecilomyces Bainier sp. 229 by a combination of QSepharose FF, phenyl-Sepharose CL-4B, and CHT ceramic hydroxyapatite column chromatographies. The purified enzyme was a monomeric protein with a molecular mass estimated to be 115 kDa. The optimal enzyme activity was observed at pH 3.5 and(More)
The VHL tumor suppressor protein (pVHL) is part of an E3 ubiquitin ligase that targets HIF for destruction. pVHL-defective renal carcinoma cells exhibit increased NF-kappaB activity but the mechanism is unclear. NF-kappaB affects tumorigenesis and therapeutic resistance in some settings. We found that pVHL associates with the NF-kappaB agonist Card9 but(More)
In this paper, the probability distribution functions (pdf's) of the formant spaces of three major accents of the English language, namely, British Received Pronunciation (RP), General American, and Broad Australian, are modeled and compared. The statistical differences across the formant spaces of these accents are employed for accent conversion. An(More)
This study investigated the role of miR-206 in estrogen receptor-α (ERα)-positive endometrial endometrioid adenocarcinoma (EEC). We profiled miR-206 expression in 30 EEC clinical samples using qRT-PCR, and explored its relationship with ERα and clinical parameters. A luciferase reporter assay assessed the ERα targeting potential of miR-206. Functional(More)