Y. T. Wu

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The ubiquitin ligase neuregulin receptor degradation protein 1 (Nrdp1) is involved in the induction of apoptosis and suppression of tumour formation. We previously showed that it was expressed at lower levels in human glioma tissues compared with normal brain tissues. However, the mechanism underlying this is unclear. Here, we reported that a novel short(More)
This paper is concerned with synthetic agents interacting with virtual environments, called animated c r e atures. The animated creatures are articulated graphical gures that are equipped with a set of primitive behavioral patterns. These patterns qualitatively specify which body modules will move concurrently, hence forming a motion group, and which group(More)
A circular plasmid containing a gene coding sequence has been broadly used for studying gene regulation in cells. However, to accommodate a quick screen plasmid construction and preparation can be time consuming. Here we report a PCR amplified dsDNA fragments (PCR-fragments) based transient expression system (PCR-TES) for suiting in the study of gene(More)
This study aims to investigate whether the expression of heat shock protein 90 (HSP90) is associated with the malignant pheochromocytoma (PHEO) and the effects of 17-allylamino-17-demethoxygeldanamcyin (17-AAG) on the expression of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in PHEO cell line PC12. The expression of HSP90 was investigated in 38(More)
Schwann cells, nerve regeneration promoters in peripheral nerve tissue engineering, can be used to repair both the peripheral and central nervous systems. However, isolation and purification of Schwann cells are complicated by contamination with fibroblasts. Current reported measures are mainly limited by either high cost or complicated procedures with low(More)
We previously reported that loss of Nrdp1 contributes to human glioma progression by reducing apoptosis. However, the role of Nrdp1 in glioma migration and invasion has not been investigated. Here, we report that ErbB3, a substrate of Nrdp1, is undetectable in normal brain tissues and grade II/III glioma tissues, but is abundant in a certain percentage of(More)
This paper presents the formulae and finite element analysis models for predicting the Modulus of Elastic (MOE) and Modulus of Rupture (MOR) of Cathay poplar finger-jointed glulam. The formula of the MOE predicts the MOE of Cathay poplar glulam glued with one-component polyurethane precisely. Three formulae are used to predict the MOR, and Equation (12)(More)
The patella is an uncommon location for cancerous occurrence and development. The majority of tumors of the patella are benign, with a significant incidence of giant cell tumors and chondroblastoma. With the development of modern diagnostic technologies, there appear however many other histological types which raise challenges of diagnosis and treatment. In(More)
The regulation of Rho of plants (ROP) in morphogenesis of leaf epidermal cells has been well studied, but the roles concerning regulators of ROPs such as RhoGDIs are poorly understood. This study reports that AtRhoGDI1 (GDI1) acts as a versatile regulator to modulate development of seedlings and leaf pavement cells. In mutant gdi1, leaf pavement cells(More)