Sharon Chui-Wah Luk

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A full-length cDNA clone encoding a novel LIM-only protein was isolated and sequenced from a human fetal heart cDNA library. This full-length clone consists of 1416 base pairs and has a predicted open reading frame (ORF) encoding 279 amino acids. The ORF of this polypeptide codes for the human heart-specific four and a half LIM-only protein 2 (FHL2). It(More)
CKBM is an herbal formula composed of five Chinese medicinal herbs (Panax ginseng, Schisandra chinensis, Fructus crataegi, Ziziphus jujuba and Glycine max) supplemented with processed Saccharomyces cerevisiae. It has been demonstrated that CKBM is capable of triggering the release of IL-6 and TNFalpha from human peripheral blood mononuclear cells. In this(More)
Using a yeast two-hybrid screen, human 14-3-3 epsilon protein was found to interact with human calmodulin. In vitro binding assay between human 14-3-3 epsilon protein/peptide and calmodulin was demonstrated by native gel electrophoresis, and the interaction was shown to be calcium dependent. Our results, along with the association of the 14-3-3 epsilon(More)
CKBM is a natural product that exhibits a novel anti-tumor activity through the induction of cell cycle arrest and apoptosis. We have investigated its effects on cell cycle regulation using a gastric cancer cell line, AGS. The effects of CKBM on cell proliferation, cell cycle regulation and apoptosis were analyzed using BrdU (5-bromo-2'-deoxyuridine) cell(More)
During the large scale partial sequencing of human heart cDNA clones, a novel clone which is very similar to the rat ribosomal protein L29 in both DNA and amino acid sequences was found. The cDNA encodes a protein with a deduced molecular weight of 17751 (159 aa). It shows 80.4% homology to protein L29 from the large ribosomal subunit of rat and is related(More)
Human heart cDNA sequencing yielded a cDNA clone that is similar in DNA and amino acid sequences to that of mouse 14-3-3 epsilon isoform. The 6xHis-tagged H1433 epsilon recombinant protein was expressed in Escherichia coli and its size was approximately 30 kDa. From Northern blot results with human multiple tissues, human skeletal muscle was found to have(More)
We have previously reported an association of 14-3-3epsilon isoform with calmodulin. Using the voltage-clamp technique, the present study investigated the potential role of 14-3-3 in modulating the Ca(2+)-activated Cl(-) channel (CaCC) endogenously expressed in Xenopus oocytes. Injection of 14-3-3epsilon antisense oligodeoxynucleotides resulted in(More)
Hepatocellular carcinoma is a major health problem worldwide. Different treatment strategies have been developed to cope with this problem. Herbal medicine is now widely studied in both Eastern and Western countries. In this study, we used both in vitro and in vivo model to illustrate the anti-tumor effect of a product, CKBM, consisting of herbal medicine(More)
CKBM is an herbal formula composed of five Chinese medicinal herbs (Panax ginseng, Schisandra chinensis, Fructus crataegi, Ziziphus jujube and Glycine Max) supplemented with processed Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Previous studies have demonstrated that CKBM is capable of triggering the release of IL-6 and TNFalpha from human peripheral blood mononuclear cells,(More)
A novel cDNA clone was isolated from a human adult heart cDNA library. This cDNA clone is similar to the small heat shock protein (smhsp) in both DNA and amino acid sequences, especially in the conserved region. Sequence analysis has shown that the putative novel smhsp, named 27 kDa heat-shock-protein-like protein (HSPL27) is a protein of 241 amino acids(More)