T. S. Wong

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Single-stranded DNA-binding proteins (SSB) form a class of proteins that bind preferentially single-stranded DNA with high affinity. They are involved in DNA metabolism in all organisms and serve a vital role in replication, recombination and repair of DNA. In this report, we identify human mitochondrial SSB (HmtSSB) as a novel protein-binding partner of(More)
Temozolomide (TMZ) is the standard chemotherapeutic agent for human malignant glioma, but intrinsic or acquired chemoresistance represents a major obstacle to successful treatment of this highly lethal group of tumours. Obtaining better understanding of the molecular mechanisms underlying TMZ resistance in malignant glioma is important for the development(More)
The accessory subunit of mitochondrial DNA polymerase gamma, POLGbeta, functions as a processivity factor in vitro. Here we show POLGbeta has additional roles in mitochondrial DNA metabolism. Mitochondrial DNA is arranged in nucleoprotein complexes, or nucleoids, which often contain multiple copies of the mitochondrial genome. Gene-silencing of POLGbeta(More)
Human mitochondrial transcription factor A (TFAM) is a multi-functional protein, involved in different aspects of maintaining mitochondrial genome integrity. In this report, we characterized TFAM and its interaction with tumor suppressor p53 using various biophysical methods. DNA-free TFAM is a thermally unstable protein that is in equilibrium between(More)
Sequence saturation mutagenesis (SeSaM) is a conceptually novel and practically simple method that truly randomizes a target sequence at every single nucleotide position. A SeSaM experiment can be accomplished within 2-3 days and comprises four steps: generating a pool of DNA fragments with random length, 'tailing' the DNA fragments with universal base(More)
BACKGROUND Molecular cloning is an essential step in biological engineering. Methods involving megaprimer-based PCR of a whole plasmid are promising alternatives to the traditional restriction-ligation-based molecular cloning. Their widespread use, however, is hampered by some of their inherent characteristics, e.g., linear amplification, use of(More)
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