Tan Yi Han

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Ceramide glycosylation, through glucosylceramide synthase (GCS), allows cellular escape from ceramide-induced programmed cell death. This glycosylation event confers cancer cell resistance to cytotoxic anticancer agents [Liu, Y. Y., Han, T. Y., Giuliano, A. E., and M. C. Cabot. (1999) J. Biol. Chem. 274, 1140-1146]. We previously found that(More)
Multidrug-resistant cancer cells display elevated levels of glucosylceramide (Lavie, Y., Cao, H. T., Volner, A., Lucci, A., Han, T. Y., Geffen, V., Giuliano, A. E., and Cabot, M. C. (1997) J. Biol. Chem. 272, 1682-1687). In this study, we have introduced glucosylceramide synthase (GCS) into wild type MCF-7 breast cancer cells using a retroviral(More)
Two ternary copper(II) complexes of dl-threonine and polypyridyl ligands with formula of [Cu(Thr)(Byp)Cl]·H2O (1) and [Cu(Thr)(Phen)H2O]Cl·2H2O (2) were synthesized. The complexes were characterized by spectral (NMR, FT-IR, and UV–Vis), CHN elemental analysis and have been structurally elucidated by X-ray crystallography. Both of the complexes formed(More)
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