Ron Yu

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Purpose Pre-existing and acquired drug resistance are major obstacles to the successful treatment of glioblastomas. Methods We used an integrated resistance model and genomics tools to globally explore molecular factors and cellular pathways mediating resistance to O 6-alkylating agents in glioblastoma cells. Results We identified a transcriptomic signature(More)
The V82F/I84V double mutation is considered as the key residue mutation of the HIV-1 protease drug resistance because it can significantly lower the binding affinity of protease inhibitors in clinical uses. In the current work, the binding of amprenavir to both of the wild-type and the drug-resistant V82F/I84V mutant of the HIV-1 protease was investigated(More)
The mu opioid receptor plays an important role in mediating the actions of morphine and morphine-like drugs. Receptor binding and a wide range of pharmacological studies have proposed several mu receptor subtypes, but only one mu opioid receptor (Oprm) gene has been isolated. Like the mouse and rat, the human Oprm gene undergoes alternative splicing. In the(More)
Fms-like tyrosine kinase 3 (FLT3) mutations are associated with unfavorable outcomes in children with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). We used DNA microarrays to identify gene expression profiles related to FLT3 status and outcome in childhood AML. Among 81 diagnostic specimens, 36 had FLT3 mutations (FLT3-MUs), 24 with internal tandem duplications (ITDs) and(More)
A major challenge in the post-genome era is to reconstruct regulatory networks from the biological knowledge accumulated up to date. The development of tools for identifying direct target genes of transcription factors (TFs) is critical to this endeavor. Given a set of microarray experiments, a probabilistic model called TRANSMODIS has been developed which(More)
Taxanes are important drugs in the treatment of ovarian and other cancers, but their efficacy is limited by intrinsic and acquired drug resistance. Expression of the multidrug transporter P-glycoprotein, encoded by the MDR1 (ABCB1) gene, is one of the causes of clinical drug resistance to taxanes. To study the mechanisms of MDR1 activation related to(More)
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