Xiongbing Hu

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Transcription activator-like effector nuclease (TALEN) represents a valuable tool for genomic engineering due to its single-nucleotide precision, high nuclease activity, and low cytotoxicity. We report here systematic design and characterization of 28 novel TALENs targeting multiple regions of CCR5 gene (CCR5-TALEN) which encodes the co-receptor critical(More)
Liver cancer is one of the most lethal cancers, but our knowledge of the molecular mechanism underlying this process remains insufficient. Through deep sequencing and expression regulation analysis in liver cancer cells, we identified two novel factors, AKR1C2 (positive factor) and NF1 (negative factor), as the AEG-1 downstream players in the process of(More)
Recent effective use of TAL Effectors (TALEs) has provided an important approach to the design and synthesis of sequence-specific DNA-binding proteins. However, it is still a challenging task to design and manufacture effective TALE modulators because of the limited knowledge of TALE-DNA interactions. Here we synthesized more than 200 TALE modulators and(More)
RNAe is a new method that enhances protein expression at the post-transcriptional level. RNAe utility was further explored to improve endogenous protein expression. Transgenic mice were created by targeting RNAe to growth hormone gene into the C57/BL mouse genome by transposon mediated integration; the mice showed a heavier body weight and longer body(More)
A series of Cas9-Avidin fusion proteins were constructed with variable flexible linkers ranging from 8aa to 64aa, as shown in Supplementary Figure 1C. The cleavage activity of these fusion proteins was quantified by the fluorescent density observed in 293T cells in which GFP plasmids had been co-transfected with Cas9-Avidin variants as well as a targeted(More)
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