Rosie T Jiang

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Using site-specific mutagenesis, we have probed the structural and functional roles of lysine-21 and lysine-27 of adenylate kinase (AK) from chicken muscle expressed in Escherichia coli. The two residues were chosen since according to the nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) model [Mildvan, A. S., & Fry, D. C. (1987) Adv. Enzymol. 58, 241-313], they are located(More)
OBJECTIVES Naked DNA vaccines can be manufactured simply and are stable at ambient temperature, but require improved delivery technologies to boost immunogenicity. Here we explore in vivo electroporation for multivalent codon-optimized human papillomavirus (HPV) L1 and L2 DNA vaccination. METHODS Balb/c mice were vaccinated three times at two week(More)
Persistent papillomas developed in ~10% of out-bred immune-competent SKH-1 mice following MusPV1 challenge of their tail, and in a similar fraction the papillomas were transient, suggesting potential as a model. However, papillomas only occurred in BALB/c or C57BL/6 mice depleted of T cells with anti-CD3 antibody, and they completely regressed within 8(More)
Mus musculus papillomavirus 1 (MmuPV1/MusPV1) induces persistent papillomas in immunodeficient mice but not in common laboratory strains. To facilitate the study of immune control, we sought an outbred and immunocompetent laboratory mouse strain in which persistent papillomas could be established. We found that challenge of SKH1 mice (Crl:SKH1-Hrhr) with(More)
BACKGROUND Renal scintigraphy using 99mTc-mercaptoacetyltriglycine (99mTc-MAG3) is widely used for the assessment of renal function in humans. However, the application of this method to animal models of renal disease is currently limited, especially in rodents. Here, we have applied 99mTc-MAG3 renal scintigraphy to a mouse model of unilateral ureteral(More)
The thiophospholipid 1,2-dipalmitoyl-sn-glycero-3-thiophosphocholine (DPPsC) was shown to be a mixture of two diastereomers by 31P nuclear magnetic resonance. The isomer that resonates at the lower field in CDCl3 (56.12 ppm) was designated as isomer A and the other (resonates at 56.07 ppm) as isomer B. Phospholipase A2 from four different sources (bee(More)
Site-directed mutagenesis studies of bovine pancreatic phospholipase A2 (PLA2, overproduced in Escherichia coli) showed that replacement of surface residue Lys-56 by a neutral or hydrophobic amino acid residue resulted in an unexpected and significant change in the function of the enzyme. The kcat for phosphatidylcholine micelles increases 3-4-fold for(More)
The bis-benzylidine piperidone RA190 covalently binds to cysteine 88 of ubiquitin receptor RPN13 in the 19S regulatory particle and inhibits proteasome function, triggering rapid accumulation of polyubiquitinated proteins. Multiple myeloma (MM) lines, even those resistant to bortezomib, were sensitive to RA190 via endoplasmic reticulum stress-related(More)
It has been shown recently by 31P nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) that phospholipase A2 (PL A2) from bee venom shows a high degree of stereoselectivity toward the "isomer B" of 1,2-dipalmitoyl-sn-glycero-3-thiophosphocholine (DPPsC) [Bruzik, K., Jiang, R.-T., & Tsai, M.-D. (1983) Biochemistry 22, 2478-2486]. We now report a quantitative kinetic study of PL(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the repeatability of MRI-derived relative blood volume (RBV) measurements in mouse kidneys across subjects and days and to evaluate sensitivity of this approach to renal pathology. MATERIALS AND METHODS A 7 Tesla MRI system and an intravascular iron-oxide contrast agent were used to acquire spin-echo-based renal RBV maps in 10 healthy(More)