Sook-Yee Gan

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Using a Biolistic PDS 1000/He system, healthy thalli of Gracilaria changii were bombarded with gold particles coated with plasmid DNA containing the lacZ reporter gene. Transient expression of lacZ was observed in bombarded thalli under the rupture-disc pressures of 4482, 6206, 7584 and 8963 KPa, two days after bombardment. Although G. changii exhibits a(More)
Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is a type of neoplasm that is highly prevalent in East Asia and Africa with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), genetic, and dietary factors implicated as possible aetiologic factors. Previous studies suggested the association of certain cytokines with the invasion and metastatic properties of NPC. The present study examined the roles(More)
Despite significant medical advancement, nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) remains one of the most difficult cancers to detect and treat where it continues to prevail especially among the Asian population. miRNAs could act as tumour suppressor genes or oncogenes in NPC. They play important roles in the pathogenesis of NPC by regulating specific target genes(More)
Two Sargassum species (S. baccularia and S. polycystum) collected from Teluk Kemang and Cape Rachado, Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia, which are alike in morphology except for the rhizoidal system and vesicles, were characterised using random amplified polymorphism DNA (RAPD). The genomic DNA of both species was isolated from the leaves using a(More)
The increased frequency of heat waves due to climate change poses a threat to all organisms. Microalgae are the basis of aquatic food webs, and high temperatures have significant impacts on their adaptation and survival rates. Algae respond to environmental changes by modulating their photosynthetic rates and biochemical composition. This study aims to(More)
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