Xiaojie Yang

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The base excision repair (BER) pathway recognizes and repairs most nonbulky lesions, uracil and abasic (AP) sites in DNA. Several participants are embryonic lethals in knockout mice. Since the pathway has never been investigated during embryogenesis, we characterized the first three steps of BER in zebrafish extracts from unfertilized eggs, embryos at(More)
UNLABELLED Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common chronic liver disorder caused by abnormal lipid metabolisms, such as reduced hepatic fatty acid oxidation (FAO), but intracellular control of FAO under physio- and pathological conditions remains largely undefined. Here, we demonstrate that deprivation of Slc7a3a leads to hepatic(More)
UNLABELLED Phosphatidylinositol 4-phosphate (PI4P) is well known to be upregulated during hepatitis C virus (HCV) replication. The role of PI4 kinases in HCV has been extensively investigated. Whether the PI4P phosphatase Sac1 is altered by HCV remains unclear. Here, we identified ARFGAP1 to be a novel host factor for HCV replication. We further show that(More)
Although genotype-dependency of PI4KB involved in HCV replication has been reported, the mechanism underlying that is unknown. In this study, we found that NS5A and PI4KB competed for association of acyl-coenzyme A binding domain containing protein 3 (ACBD3), which inhibited HCV replication. ACBD3 bind to GT1b NS5A with a higher affinity than to GT2a NS5A,(More)
Viruses evolve multiple ways to interfere with NF-κB signaling, a key regulator of innate and adaptive immunity. Enterovirus 71 (EV71) is one of primary pathogens that cause hand-foot-mouth disease. Here, we identify RelA(p65) as a novel binding partner for EV71 2C protein from yeast two-hybrid screen. By interaction with IPT domain of p65, 2C reduces the(More)
Conditional expression of a target gene during zebrafish development is a powerful approach to elucidate gene functions. The tetracycline-controlled systems have been successfully used in the modulation of gene expression in mammalian cells, but few lines of zebrafish carrying these systems are currently available. In this study, we had generated a stable(More)
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) has infected over 170 million people worldwide. Phosphatidylinositol 4-phosphate (PI4P) is the organelle-specific phosphoinositide enriched at sites of HCV replication. Whether retromer, a PI4P-related host transport machinery, unloads its cargo at HCV replication sites remains inconclusive. We sought to characterize the role of(More)
Nucleoporin p62 (Nup62) localizes in the central channel of nuclear pore complexes (NPCs) and regulates nuclear pore permeability and nucleocytoplasmic transport. However, the developmental roles of Nup62 in vertebrates remain largely unclear. Zebrafish Nup62-like protein (Nup62l) is a homolog of mammalian Nup62. The nup62l gene is maternally expressed, but(More)
The cyanobacterium Nostoc sphaeroides Kützing is expected to be effective in toxic metal adsorption as it produces abundant exopolysaccharides with functional groups. Therefore, the adsorption properties of Cu2+, Cd2+, Cr3+, Pb2+, Ni2+, and Mn2+ on fresh macrocolonies and algal powder of N. sphaeroides were compared at pH 5 and 25 °C. The adsorption(More)
Although there are several methods for managing waste cooking oil (WCO), a significant result has not been achieved in China. A new method is required for safe WCO management that minimizes the environmental threat. In this context, this work was developed in which cement clinker and gypsum were interground with various WCOs, and their properties, such as(More)