Shu Han Cheng

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The correct patterning of vertebrate skeletal elements is controlled by inductive interactions. Two vertebrate hedgehog proteins, Sonic hedgehog and Indian hedgehog, have been implicated in skeletal development. During somite differentiation and limb development, Sonic hedgehog functions as an inductive signal from the notochord, floor plate and zone of(More)
Phenylalanine ammonia-lyase (PAL) is a key enzyme in pathogen defence, stress response and secondary metabolism and is subject to post-translational phosphorylation. In order to address the significance of this phenomenon it is necessary to identify the protein kinase (PK) responsible and place it in its regulatory circuit. Using protoplast transient(More)
Wild-type Arabidopsis plants maintain a relatively constant size over a wide range of temperatures. Here we show that this homeostasis requires the BONZAI1 (BON1) gene because bon1 null mutants make miniature fertile plants at 22 degrees C but have wild-type appearance at 28 degrees C. The expression of BON1 and a BON1-associated protein (BAP1) is modulated(More)
In addition to Rb and p53, a third cellular protein, p120 in monkey and p118 in human cells, forms a specific complex with SV40 large T antigen (T). p118/120 is not a product of the Rb-gene. As was shown with T/Rb complex formation, the interaction between T and p120 is dependent on the intact nature of a ten residue, transformation-controlling domain in T(More)
Anthocyanidin synthase (ANS, leucoanthocyanidin oxygenase), a 2-oxoglutarate iron-dependent oxygenase, catalyzed the penultimate step in the biosynthesis of the anthocyanin class of flavonoids, from the colorless leucoanthocyanidins to the colored anthocyanidins. The full-length cDNA and genomic DNA sequences of ANS gene (designated as GbANS) were isolated(More)
Simian virus 40 large T antigen (T) can transform cultured cells, but the mechanisms by which it functions are not entirely understood. Several lines of evidence have suggested that the amino-terminal approximately 130 residues of T may be sufficient to confer the transforming capability. Oligonucleotide-directed mutagenesis was used to generate a series of(More)
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