W S Vincent Yip

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Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infects nearly 90% of adults worldwide and is the pathogenic source of a broad spectrum of malignancies originating from lymphoid and epithelial cells. Currently, no vaccine has been developed to immunologically inactivate this virus. In infected patients, anti-EBV viral capsid antigen (VCA) immunoglobins represent some of the(More)
AIM To cost-effectively express the 23-ku pE2, the most promising subunit vaccine encoded by the E2 fragment comprising of the 3'-portion of hepatitis E virus (HEV) open reading frame 2 (ORF2) in plastids of tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum cv. SR1), to investigate the transgene expression and pE2 accumulation in plastids, and to evaluate the antigenic effect of(More)
Given that ribosomes are one of the most important cellular macromolecular machines, it is not surprising that there is intensive research in ribosome biogenesis. Ribosome biogenesis is a complex process. The maturation of ribosomal RNAs (rRNAs) requires not only the precise cleaving and folding of the pre-rRNA but also extensive nucleotide modifications.(More)
The ability of a real-time optimization (RTO) system to track the changing optimum closely relies on an accurate model for representing the plant behavior. This paper investigates the effect of model fidelity on RTO performance using a simulated industrial boiler network case study. Three optimization approaches with very different modelling fidelity are(More)
Ribosomal RNA (rRNA) modifications are essential for ribosome function in all cellular organisms. Box C/D small (nucleolar) ribonucleoproteins [s(no)RNPs] catalyze 2'-O-methylation, one rRNA modification type in Eukarya and Archaea. Negatively stained electron microscopy (EM) models of archaeal box C/D sRNPs have demonstrated the dimeric sRNP (di-sRNP)(More)
Wild type (WT) tomato seedlings responded to a low red to far-red (R/FR) ratio with increased stem elongation, similar leaflet area expansion and lower shoot ethylene levels. The levels of endogenous growth-active GA1 and its immediate precursor GA20 were decreased by low R/FR ratio, whereas the levels of GA1 catabolite, GA8, increased. To examine the(More)
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