Rona Y. Zhao

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Expression of a prion-like protein, doppel, induces apoptosis-like changes in cerebellar neuronal granule and Purkinje cells of prion-knockout mice and this effect can be rescued by re-introduction of cellular prion. Since most of those studies were done in transgenic mice, in the present study, we have established a murine neuro-2a cell line and the(More)
Conversion of normal cellular prion protein to the diseased form plays an essential role in transmissible spongiform encephalopathies such as mad cow disease and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. However, the normal physiological function of prion protein remains elusive. Doppel, a German synonym of double, was initially identified as a prion-like protein due to(More)
NY-ESO-1 has been a major target of many immunotherapy trials because it is expressed by various cancers and is highly immunogenic. In this study, we have identified a novel HLA-B*1801-restricted CD8(+) T cell epitope, NY-ESO-1(88-96) (LEFYLAMPF) and compared its direct- and cross-presentation to that of the reported NY-ESO-1(157-165) epitope restricted to(More)
Medical pathogens induce infections, illnesses and sometimes serious medical conditions in the infected hosts. Diagnosis of these pathogens is important for proper treatment and investigation of pathogenesis processes. Molecular techniques have been developed for facilitating accurate, sensitive and low-cost diagnosis of these pathogens. Based on these(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the expression of ALK protein in pulmonary adenocarcinoma as detected by Ventana immunohistochemistry, with correlation of clinicopathologic features. METHODS Immunohistochemical study for ALK protein using Ventana ALK (D5F3) kit was carried in 7 371 pulmonary adenocarcinoma samples. The clinicopathologic features were subsequently(More)
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