Su Yun Chung

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N-cadherin is up-regulated in aggressive breast carcinomas, but its mechanism of action in vivo remains unknown. Transgenic mice coexpressing N-cadherin and polyomavirus middle T antigen (PyVmT) in the mammary epithelium displayed increased pulmonary metastasis, with no differences in tumor onset or growth relative to control PyVmT mice. PyVmT-N-cadherin(More)
The mammary epithelium is thought to be stabilized by cell-cell adhesion mediated mainly by E-cadherin (E-cad). Here, we show that another cadherin, retinal cadherin (R-cad), is critical for maintenance of the epithelial phenotype. R-cad is expressed in nontransformed mammary epithelium but absent from tumorigenic cell lines. In vivo, R-cad was prominently(More)
Telomerase is a reverse transcriptase that maintains chromosome ends, compensating for the progressive loss of DNA that occurs during replication. High telomerase enzyme activity is an unfavorable prognostic feature for several types of cancers. We investigated whether telomerase level predicts outcome for patients with the pediatric renal malignancy Wilms'(More)
Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) is a rare cancer with high potential for recurrence and metastasis. Efficacy of current treatment options, particularly for advanced disease, is very limited. Recent whole genome and exome sequencing has dramatically improved our understanding of ACC pathogenesis. A balanced translocation resulting in the MYB-NFIB fusion gene(More)
The homeobox genes are a family of developmental master control genes originally identified in the fruit fly Drosophila. In mammals, the Antennapedia-class homeobox genes are most studied and characterized. These homeobox genes encode sequence-specific DNA-binding proteins and function as transcription regulators to specify positional information in(More)
Protein structure prediction from sequence remains a premiere computational problem for modern molecular biology. Just as protein structure prediction may be divided into sub-problems of main-chain and side-chain placement, so the protein structure prediction track this year has been divided into sub-tracks of protein threading (organized by Daniel Fischer(More)
N-cadherin is up-regulated in aggressive breast carcinomas, but its mechanism of action in vivo remains unknown. Transgenic mice coexpressing N-cadherin and polyomavirus middle T antigen (PyVmT) in the mammary epithelium displayed increased pulmonary metastasis, with no differences in tumor onset or growth relative to control PyVmT mice. PyVmT-N-cadherin(More)
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