Wendy W. H. Zhong

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The sequenced yeast genome offers a unique resource for the analysis of eukaryotic cell function and enables genome-wide screens for genes involved in cellular processes. We have identified genes involved in cell surface assembly by screening transposon-mutagenized cells for altered sensitivity to calcofluor white, followed by supplementary screens to(More)
Recent studies suggest that lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) and its G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) LPA(1), LPA(2), or LPA(3) may play a role in the development of several types of cancers, including colorectal cancer. However, the specific receptor subtype(s) and their signal-transduction pathways responsible for LPA-induced cancer cell proliferation have(More)
Limb muscles of eutherian (placental) mammals express a slow and three fast isoforms of myosin heavy chain (MyHC), but little is known about marsupial MyHCs. Sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE) of limb MyHCs from seven marsupial species, spanning two orders, revealed four components, each of which specifically cross-reacted(More)
The masseter muscle of eutherian grazing mammals typically express beta or slow myosin heavy chain (MyHC). Myosins in the masseter of 4 species of kangaroos and a slow limb muscle of one of them were compared with their cardiac myosin by pyrophosphate and sodium dodecyl sulphate (SDS) gel electrophoresis, immunoblotting and immunohistochemistry. It was(More)
Chromosome I from the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae contains a DNA molecule of approximately 231 kbp and is the smallest naturally occurring functional eukaryotic nuclear chromosome so far characterized. The nucleotide sequence of this chromosome has been determined as part of an international collaboration to sequence the entire yeast genome. The(More)
The adrenergic receptors (ARs) (subtypes alpha 1, alpha 2, beta 1, and beta 2) are a prototypic family of guanine nucleotide binding regulatory protein-coupled receptors that mediate the physiological effects of the hormone epinephrine and the neurotransmitter norepinephrine. We have previously assigned the genes for beta 2- and alpha 2-AR to human(More)
Heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) is the rate-limiting enzyme of ferroheme metabolic pathway, which has the functions of anti-oxidation, anti-inflammatory, anti-apoptosis and anti-smooth muscle hyperplasia. Furthermore, HO-1 exerts a protective action in the diseases mediated by effector T lymphocytes such as T helper (Th) 1, Th2 and Th17. In addition, regulatory T(More)
We have cloned, sequenced and physically mapped the CYS3 gene of Saccharomyces cerevisiae. This gene can complement the cys3-1 allele, and disruptions at this locus lead to cysteine auxotrophy. The predicted CYS3 product is closely related (46% identical) to the rat cystathionine gamma-lyase (Erickson et al., 1990), but differs in lacking cysteine residues.(More)
Endoglin (ENG), a co-receptor for several TGFβ-family cytokines, is expressed in dividing endothelial cells alongside ALK1, the ACVRL1 gene product. ENG and ACVRL1 are both required for angiogenesis and mutations in either gene are associated with Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangectasia, a rare genetic vascular disorder. ENG and ALK1 function in the same(More)
Myosin heavy chains (MyHCs) and fibre types in the masseter muscle of seven species of Australian marsupials (brushtail and ringtail possums, bettong, bandicoot, dunnart, two species of antechinuses) spanning three orders were studied by native myosin electrophoresis, SDS-PAGE, immunoblotting and immunohistochemistry. We found only two fibre types in the(More)