Tracy Yushi Cui

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Chromosomal breaks occur spontaneously as a result of normal DNA metabolism and after exposure to DNA-damaging agents. A major pathway involved in chromosomal double-strand break repair is homologous recombination. In this pathway, a DNA sequence with similarity to a damaged chromosome directs the repair of the damage. The protein products of the hereditary(More)
During early human pregnancy, fetal cytotrophoblasts rapidly invade the uterus. This process has many similarities to tumor invasion, except that the extent and the timing of cytotrophoblast invasion are carefully regulated. Therefore, this system is particularly useful for studying mechanisms that regulate invasive processes. Previously, we showed that(More)
Human fetal development depends on the embryo rapidly gaining access to the maternal circulation. The trophoblast cells that form the fetal portion of the human placenta have solved this problem by transiently exhibiting certain tumor-like properties. Thus, during early pregnancy fetal cytotrophoblast cells invade the uterus and its arterial network. This(More)
Biological fluids of mammalia possess a cancer-suppressive activity. CSF has been isolated from ascitic fluid (Ehrlich ascites carcinoma) in this laboratory. Chemically, it is a peptide complexing with lipids, and inhibits the cancer cells in vitro, but has a little effect on normal bone marrow cells. This paper reports the molecular homogeneity, amino acid(More)
Normal and abnormal processes of cellular invasion often are initiated by degradation of basement membranes. The process of corneal ulceration might operate via similar mechanisms; degradation of the corneal stroma is not seen until after the basement membrane underlying the corneal epithelium in the preulcerative lesion is lost. Recent data implicate a(More)
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