Ron A.-J. Chen

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Vaccinia virus (VACV), the prototype poxvirus, encodes numerous proteins that modulate the host response to infection. Two such proteins, B14 and A52, act inside infected cells to inhibit activation of NF-kappaB, thereby blocking the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines. We have solved the crystal structures of A52 and B14 at 1.9 A and 2.7 A resolution,(More)
Vaccinia virus (VACV) encodes many immunomodulatory proteins, including inhibitors of apoptosis and modulators of innate immune signalling. VACV protein N1 is an intracellular homodimer that contributes to virus virulence and was reported to inhibit nuclear factor (NF)-kappaB signalling. However, analysis of NF-kappaB signalling in cells infected with(More)
Viruses are obligate intracellular parasites and are some of the most rapidly evolving and diverse pathogens encountered by the host immune system. Large complicated viruses, such as poxviruses, have evolved a plethora of proteins to disrupt host immune signalling in their battle against immune surveillance. Recent X-ray crystallographic analysis of these(More)
Vaccinia virus (VACV) encodes multiple proteins to evade host innate immunity, including B14, a virulence factor that binds to the inhibitor of kappaB kinase beta (IKKbeta) and blocks nuclear factor kappaB (NF-kappaB) activation. B14 shares 95 % amino acid identity with the 183 protein encoded by modified virus Ankara (MVA), an attenuated VACV strain being(More)
Genome function is dynamically regulated in part by chromatin, which consists of the histones, non-histone proteins and RNA molecules that package DNA. Studies in Caenorhabditis elegans and Drosophila melanogaster have contributed substantially to our understanding of molecular mechanisms of genome function in humans, and have revealed conservation of(More)
Armistead, L., Forehand, R., Brody, G., & Maguen, S. (2002). Parenting and child psychosocial adjustment in single-parent African American families: Is community context important? Behavior Therapy, 33(3), 361-375. doi:10.1016/S0005-7894(02)80033-8 [RURAL/ URBAN] This study addressed two questions about single-parent African American families: Are parenting(More)
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