Shou-Yuan Zhao

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Deficiency of human glycerate kinase leads to D-glycerate acidemia/D-glyceric aciduria. Through PCR cloning assisted by in silico approach, we isolated the human glycerate kinase genes--Glycerate Kinase 1 (GLYCTK1) and its alternatively splicing variant--Glycerate Kinase 2 (GLYCTK2), which might be associated with D-glycerate acidemia/D-glyceric aciduria.(More)
Thrombopoietin (TPO) is the major cytokine which is involved in platelet production and exerts its effects via the receptor c-MPL. The yeast two-hybrid system has been used to study the aggregation of the intracellular domain of c-MPL in TPO signal transduction. First, the cDNA fragment of MPLP intracellular domain was amplified and cloned by using RT-PCR(More)
Using PCR, a cDNA coding for human lymphotoxin alpha derivative (hLTalphaDa) lacking 27 amino acids at N-terminal of natural hLT was constructed. The expression construct was expressed in E. coli BL21 (DE3). The product of expression was in the form of inclusion bodies, and accounted for 60%-80% of total bacterial proteins. The product protein was purified(More)
By designing four primers for an overlapping PCR, we created a fusion gene Ddlcat encoding human TNF receptor I death domain and chloramphenicol acetyltransferase (CAT). By DNA sequencing, the whole sequence of the fusion gene is confirmed to be correct. Two hours after induction with IPTG, we could see a 39 kD extra protein band on SDS-PAGE pattern. We(More)
A pair of degenerate primers were designed according to the DNA sequences of the C(2)H(2) zinc finger genes conservative domain and then homologious PCR was performed with the human genomic total DNA as template. The zinc finger fragments thus obtained were used as probes to screen cDNA libraries of human fetal kidney, muscle and marrow and 22 C(2)H(2) zinc(More)
Human THROMBOSPONDIN-1 play versatile roles in platelet aggregation, angiogenesis, and tumorigenesis, which forms a disulfide-linked homotrimeric complex. Here we reported that the genomic lotus of TSP1 also transcribes a natural antisense transcript (NAT) with an overlapping and reverse complement region against TSP1. The NAT of TSP1 was expressed in human(More)
Many human genes determined by genomic sequencing have only few information about their functions. To fill this knowledge gap, the powerful Drosophila genetics was set as a model to elucidate human gene functions effectively. By using germline transformation together with GAL4-UAS system, we studied the possibility of expressing and functionally(More)
Small GTPases form a big family including Ras, Rho, Rac, Rab, Sar1/Arf subfamilies and Ran homologs, playing important roles in diverse cellular processes. Through data mining, a novel human RAB41 gene was predicted and subsequently isolated from human testis. The open reading frame of RAB41 is 636bp in length. RAB41 was composed of three exons, and it was(More)
A human gene T-complex protein 10 like (TCP10L) was cloned in our lab. A previous study showed that it expressed specifically in the liver and testis. A transcription experiment revealed that TCP10L was a transcription factor with transcription inhibition activity. In this study, the human MAD4 was identified to interact with TCP10L by a yeast two-hybrid(More)
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