Shihhsien S. Kuo

Learn More
Computer simulation is an important tool for improving our understanding of biomolecule electrostatics, in part to aid in drug design. However, the numerical techniques used in these simulation tools do not exploit fast solver approaches widely used in analyzing integrated circuit interconnects. In this paper we describe one popular formulation used to(More)
BatK is a second member of the Csk family of regulatory kinases that phosphorylate a key inhibitory tyrosine on Src family kinases, leading to down-regulation. To investigate the roles of BatK and Csk, both of which are expressed in the brain, we compared their temporal expression patterns during development of the central nervous system (CNS) in rats. BatK(More)
A novel cDNA, brain-associated tyrosine kinase (Batk), was isolated from a rat hippocampal library and appears to encode a new member of the Csk subfamily of non-receptor protein tyrosine kinases, with 52% overall amino acid identity to rat Csk. Batk resembles kinases of the Src family in that it contains a Src homology 2 (SH2) domain and an SH3 domain,(More)
Severe hemolytic anemia in patients with disseminated tuberculosis is exceedingly rare. We report an episode of Coombs'-positive hemolytic anemia in a previously healthy young man with miliary tuberculosis, resulting in a hemoglobin level of 5 g/dL and an undetectable haptoglobin level. The patient responded well to treatment with antituberculosis drugs,(More)
–Biomolecular structure and interactions in aqueous environment are determined by a complicated interplay between physical and chemical forces including solvation, electrostatics, van der Waals forces, the hydrophobic effect and covalent bonding. Among them, electrostatics has been of particular interest due to its long-range nature and the tradeoff between(More)
A method is described for the isolation of chromosome region specific cosmids. The 5q35 region of the long arm of human chromosome 5 was microdissected, digested with MboI, ligated to oligonucleotide adaptors, amplified by the polymerase chain reaction and cloned into a plasmid vector. Inserts which did not contain highly repetitive sequences were used to(More)
In order to design an effective drug or a biochemically-based sensor, it is necessary to develop ligand molecules that bind readily and selectively to receptors of interest. Electrostatic forces play an important role in the design of ligands, but the complicated three-dimensional geometry of the problem makes it difficult to assess the electrostatic fields(More)
Integrated circuit fabrication facilities are now offering digital system designers the ability to integrate analog circuitry and micromachined devices, but such mixed-technology microsystems are extremely difficult to design because of the limited verification and optimization tools available. In particular, there are no generally effective techniques for(More)
  • 1