Shaowei Li

Ningshao Xia7
Jun Zhang6
Ji-an Wang3
7Ningshao Xia
6Jun Zhang
3Ji-an Wang
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A Golgi-associated bi-lobed structure was previously found to be important for Golgi duplication and cell division in Trypanosoma brucei. To further understand its functions, comparative proteomics was performed on extracted flagellar complexes (including the flagellum and flagellum-associated structures such as the basal bodies and the bi-lobe) and(More)
Hepatitis E virus (HEV), a non-enveloped, positive-stranded RNA virus, is transmitted in a faecal-oral manner, and causes acute liver diseases in humans. The HEV capsid is made up of capsomeres consisting of homodimers of a single structural capsid protein forming the virus shell. These dimers are believed to protrude from the viral surface and to interact(More)
Cells. Human dermal papilla cells isolated from temporal scalp dermis (Promocell, Heidelberg, Germany) from five female donors (HDP41, HDP43, HDP44, HDP47, and HDP52) and one male donor (HDP60), named according to donor age in years, were propagated in vitro according to manufacturer's recommendations. Keratinocytes were isolated from neonatal foreskins and(More)
Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM), a rare multisystem disease found primarily in women of childbearing age, is characterized by the proliferation of abnormal smooth muscle-like cells, LAM cells, that form nodules in the pulmonary interstitium. Proliferation of LAM cells results, in part, from dysfunction in tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) genes TSC1(More)
Patients with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) develop hamartomatous tumors showing loss of function of the tumor suppressor TSC1 (hamartin) or TSC2 (tuberin) and increased angiogenesis, fibrosis, and abundant mononuclear phagocytes. To identify soluble factors with potential roles in TSC tumorigenesis, we screened TSC skin tumor-derived cells for altered(More)
Human Papillomavirus (HPV), a non-enveloped, double-stranded DNA virus, is responsible for 5% of human cancers. The HPV capsid consists of major and minor structural proteins, L1 and L2. L1 proteins form an icosahedral shell with building blocks of the pentameric capsomere, and one L2 molecule extends outward from the central hole of the capsid. Thus, L2 is(More)
The presence of neutralizing epitopes in human papillomavirus (HPV) L1 virus-like particles (VLPs) is the structural basis of prophylactic vaccines. An anti-HPV16 neutralizing monoclonal antibody (N-mAb) 26D1 was isolated from a memory B cell of a human vaccinee. The pre-binding of heparan sulfate to VLPs inhibited the binding of both N-mAbs to the antigen,(More)
The Type VI Secretion System cluster 1 (T6SS1) is essential for the pathogenesis of Burkholderia pseudomallei, the causative agent of melioidosis, a disease endemic in the tropics. Inside host cells, B. pseudomallei escapes into the cytosol and through T6SS1, induces multinucleated giant cell (MNGC) formation that is thought to be important for bacterial(More)
After 14-years of development, the first prophylactic vaccine against the Hepatitis E virus (HEV) has been marketed since 2012 (Wu et al., 2012). However, the neutralizing epitopes of HEV are not completely defined. E2s, a protruding homodi-mer domain of HEV capsid protein, is responsible for interacting with host cells to initiate infection (Li et al.,(More)
  • Ying Gu, Fang Cao, Lei Wang, Wangheng Hou, Jun Zhang, Choy-leong Hew +3 others
  • 2013
Mature HIV-1 viral particles assemble as a fullerene configuration comprising p24 capsid hexamers, pentamers and dimers. In this paper, we report the X-ray crystal structures of the p24 protein from natural HIV-1 strain (BMJ4) in complex with Fab A10F9, which recognizes a conserved epitope in the C-terminal domain of the BMJ4 p24 protein. Our structures(More)