Wai Ma Lin

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Satellite RNAs usually lack substantial homology with their helper viruses. The 356-nucleotide satC of Turnip crinkle virus (TCV) is unusual in that its 3'-half shares high sequence similarity with the TCV 3' end. Computer modeling, structure probing, and/or compensatory mutagenesis identified four hairpins and three pseudoknots in this TCV region that(More)
Molecular mimicry, defined as similar structures shared by molecules from dissimilar genes or proteins, is a general strategy used by pathogens to infect host cells. Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is a new human respiratory infectious disease caused by SARS coronavirus (SARS-CoV). The spike (S) protein of SARS-CoV plays an important role in the(More)
Recommended Citation Makkouk, Amani Riad. "Biodegradable microparticles for in situ immunization against cancer." PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) thesis, ii To my daughter Nairmeen Fariha, who is the light of my days iii ACKNOWLEDGMENTS First and foremost I would like to thank my advisor George Weiner. I truly appreciate all his contributions of time and(More)
1Faculty of Medicine, SEGi University, Kota Damansara, Selangor, Malaysia 2Institute of Biological Sciences (ISB), Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 3Department of Orthopedics, National Orthopaedics Center for Excellence in Research and Learning (NOCERAL), Faculty of Medicine,(More)
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