Xueying Wang

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p53 is a well known tumor suppressor. We show that p53 also regulates osteoblast differentiation, bone formation, and osteoblast-dependent osteoclast differentiation. Indeed, p53(-/-) mice display a high bone mass phenotype, and p53(-/-) osteoblasts show accelerated differentiation, secondary to an increase in expression of the osteoblast differentiation(More)
To understand the neural origins of rhythmic behavior one must characterize the central pattern generator circuit and quantify the population size needed to sustain functionality. Breathing-related interneurons of the brainstem pre-Bötzinger complex (preBötC) that putatively comprise the core respiratory rhythm generator in mammals are derived from(More)
Mice deficient for p66shcA represent an animal model to link oxidative stress and aging. p66shcA is implicated in oxidative stress response and mitogenic signaling. Phosphorylation of p66shcA on Ser36 is critical for its function in oxidative stress response. Here we report the identification of ERK as the kinase phosphorylating p66shcA on Ser36. Activation(More)
Telomeres cap chromosome ends and protect the genome. We studied individual telomeres in live human cancer cells. In capturing telomere motions using quantitative imaging to acquire complete high-resolution three-dimensional datasets every second for 200 seconds, telomere dynamics were systematically analyzed. The motility of individual telomeres within the(More)
The basidiomycetous yeast Rhodosporidium toruloides represents an excellent producer for microbial lipids and carotenoids. However, further rational engineering of this unconventional yeast remains challenging partially because of the absence of efficient and reliable transformation method. In this study, we developed an Agrobacterium-mediated(More)
How brain functions degenerate in the face of progressive cell loss is an important issue that pertains to neurodegenerative diseases and basic properties of neural networks. We developed an automated system that uses two-photon microscopy to detect rhythmic neurons from calcium activity, and then individually laser ablates the targets while monitoring(More)
c-Abl and Atm have been implicated in cell responses to DNA damage and oxidative stress. However, the molecular mechanisms by which they regulate oxidative stress response remain unclear. In this report, we show that deficiency of c-Abl and deficiency of ATM differentially altered cell responses to oxidative stress by induction of antioxidant protein(More)
p38 MAPK has been shown to regulate osteoblast differentiation. Inhibition of this kinase with inhibitors or dominant-negative mutant impedes osteoblast differentiation. Yet the molecular mechanism behind this regulation is not well understood. Here we provide evidence that the effect of p38 MAPK on osteoblast differentiation can be mediated by osterix(More)
Telomerase activation plays a critical role in human carcinogenesis through the maintenance of telomeres, but the activation mechanism during carcinogenesis remains unclear. The human telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT) promoter has been shown to promote hTERT gene expression selectively in tumor cells but not in normal cells. Deregulation of the(More)
Recent reports on direct reprogramming of cancer cells (iPCs) which results in reduced tumorigenic potential has attributed the importance of epigenetics in tumorigenesis, but lacked genome-wide analysis. Here we describe successful generation of iPCs from non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cell lines. Following reprogramming, they resembled embryonic stem(More)