Tso Ching Lee

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-gamma (PPAR-gamma), COX-2 and 15-lipoxygenase (LOX)-1 have been shown to be involved in tumour growth. However, the roles of PPAR-gamma, COX-2 or 15-LOX-1 in gastric tumourigenesis remain unclear. Here, we investigate the role of 15-LOX-1 induction by honokiol, a small-molecular weight(More)
NIH 3T3 cells infected with Moloney murine leukemia virus (MoMLV) express high levels of virus-specific RNA. To inhibit replication of the virus, we stably introduced chimeric tRNA genes encoding antisense templates into NIH 3T3 cells via a retroviral vector. Efficient expression of hybrid tRNA-MoMLV antisense transcripts and inhibition of MoMLV replication(More)
Overexpression of sequences corresponding to the major Rev-binding site in the Rev response element of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) (RRE decoys) was used to render cells resistant to HIV-1 replication. This was accomplished by the use of a chimeric tRNA-RRE transcription unit in a double-copy murine retroviral vector to express high levels of(More)
Cell proliferation is regulated by the induction of growth promoting genes and the suppression of growth inhibitory genes. Malignant growth can result from the altered balance of expression of these genes in favor of cell proliferation. Induction of the transcription factor, c-Myc, promotes cell proliferation and transformation by activating growth(More)
The basic region/helix-loop-helix/leucine zipper (B-HLH-LZ) oncoprotein c-Myc is abundant in proliferating cells and forms heterodimers with Max protein that bind to E-box sites in DNA and stimulate genes required for proliferation. A second B-HLH-LZ protein, Mxi1, is induced during terminal differentiation, and forms heterodimers with Max that also bind(More)
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