Stephanie Tsang

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The nuclear bile acid receptor FXR is critical for regulation of lipid and glucose metabolism. Here, we report that FXR is a target of SIRT1, a deacetylase that mediates nutritional and hormonal modulation of hepatic metabolism. Lysine 217 of FXR is the major acetylation site targeted by p300 and SIRT1. Acetylation of FXR increases its stability but(More)
Chemical compounds have emerged as powerful tools for modulating ESC functions and deriving induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), but documentation of compound-induced efficient directed differentiation in human ESCs (hESCs) and human iPSC (hiPSCs) is limited. By screening a collection of chemical compounds, we identified compound C (also denoted as(More)
Soybean mosaic virus (SMV; Potyvirus, Potyviridae) is one of the most widespread viruses of soybean globally. Three dominant resistance genes (Rsv1, Rsv3 and Rsv4) differentially confer resistance against SMV. Rsv1 confers extreme resistance and the resistance mechanism of Rsv4 is associated with late susceptibility. Here, we show that Rsv3 restricts the(More)
Efficient derivation of large-scale motor neurons (MNs) from human pluripotent stem cells is central to the understanding of MN development, modelling of MN disorders in vitro and development of cell-replacement therapies. Here we develop a method for rapid (20 days) and highly efficient (~70%) differentiation of mature and functional MNs from human(More)
The primary bile acid receptor farnesoid X receptor (FXR) maintains lipid and glucose homeostasis by regulating expression of numerous bile acid-responsive genes, including an orphan nuclear receptor and metabolic regulator SHP. Using SHP as a model gene, we studied how FXR activity is regulated by p300 acetylase. FXR interaction with p300 and their(More)
This study examines the moderating role of emotional communication competence in the relationship between computer-mediated social support (CMSS) group participation, specifically giving and receiving emotional support, and psychological health outcomes. Data were collected as part of randomized clinical trials for women diagnosed with breast cancer within(More)
OBJECTIVE This paper seeks to contribute to the understanding of how and why religion affects psychosocial health outcomes. We propose a theoretical model predicting that when women with breast cancer defer control to God they will experience fewer breast cancer related concerns. Deferring control to God, however, should also reduce the likelihood that they(More)
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