Sukjoon Yoon

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The preponderance of evidence implicates protein misfolding in many unrelated human diseases. In all cases, normal correctly folded proteins transform from their proper native structure into an abnormal beta-rich structure known as amyloid fibril. Here we introduce a computational algorithm to detect nonnative (hidden) sequence propensity for amyloid fibril(More)
Somatic mutation is a major cause of cancer progression and varied responses of tumors against anticancer agents. Thus, we must obtain and characterize genome-wide mutational profiles in individual cancer subtypes. The Cancer Genome Atlas database includes large amounts of sequencing and omics data generated from diverse human cancer tissues. In the present(More)
Although NDRG2 is a candidate tumor suppressor, its exact role in renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is not fully understood. We investigated the functional role of NDRG2 and its clinical relevance in RCC tumorigenesis. NDRG2 expression and its clinical implications in clear cell RCC were evaluated. Biological function was assessed by a proliferation assay,(More)
Motivation:Numerousmethods for predicting β-turns in proteins have been developed based on various computational schemes. Here, we introduce a new method of β-turn prediction that uses the support vector machine (SVM) algorithm together with predicted secondary structure information. Various parameters from the SVM have been adjusted to achieve optimal(More)
MOTIVATION Numerous methods for predicting beta-turns in proteins have been developed based on various computational schemes. Here, we introduce a new method of beta-turn prediction that uses the support vector machine (SVM) algorithm together with predicted secondary structure information. Various parameters from the SVM have been adjusted to achieve(More)
We found that a natural product, Sanguinarine, directly interacts with AMPK and enhances its enzymatic activity. Cell-based assays confirmed that cellular AMPK and the downstream acetyl-CoA carboxylase (ACC) were phosphorylated after Sanguinarine treatment. Sanguinarine was shown to exclusively activate AMPK holoenzymes containing α1γ1 complexes, and it(More)
MOTIVATION The identification of the change of gene expression in multifactorial diseases, such as breast cancer is a major goal of DNA microarray experiments. Here we present a new data mining strategy to better analyze the marginal difference in gene expression between microarray samples. The idea is based on the notion that the consideration of gene's(More)
We developed a user-friendly, interactive program to simultaneously cluster and visualize omics data, such as DNA and protein array profiles. This program provides diverse algorithms for the hierarchical clustering of two-dimensional data. The clustering results can be interactively visualized and optimized on a heatmap. The present tool does not require(More)
Genetic alterations in lung cancer are distinctly represented in non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC) and small cell lung carcinoma (SCLC). Mutation of the RB1 and CDKN2A genes, which are tightly associated with cell cycle regulation, is exclusive to SCLC and NSCLC cells, respectively. Through the systematic analysis of transcriptome and proteome datasets(More)
Receptor flexibility is a critical issue in structure-based virtual screening methods. Although a multiple-receptor conformation docking is an efficient way to account for receptor flexibility, it is still too slow for large molecular libraries. It was reported that a fast ligand-centric, shape-based virtual screening was more consistent for hit enrichment(More)