Y. X. Yang

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Here we describe an entirely new class of cell-penetrating peptide (CPP) represented by the short peptide Xentry (LCLRPVG) derived from an N-terminal region of the X-protein of the hepatitis B virus. Xentry permeates adherent cells using syndecan-4 as a portal for entry, and is uniquely restricted from entering syndecan-deficient, non-adherent cells, such(More)
Here we describe a structure-function analysis of the cell-penetrating peptide Xentry derived from the X-protein of the hepatitis B virus. Remarkably, the tetrapeptide core LCLR retains the cell-penetrating ability of the parental peptide LCLRPVG, as either an L- or D-enantiomer. Substitution of the cysteine with leucine revealed that the cysteine is(More)
With recent advancement in Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), RFID-based track-and-trace anti­ counterfeiting has attracted considerable research interests. A track-and-trace anti-counterfeiting system requires an integral and reliable electronic pedigree (e-pedigree) to ensure high product visibility along the supply chain. With the continuous(More)
The leukocyte integrin cell adhesion molecules α4β7 and αEβ7 mediate the homing and retention of lymphocytes to the gut, and sites of inflammation. Here we have identified heat shock protein 70 (HSP70) as a major protein that associates with the cytoplasmic domain of the integrin β7 subunit. HSPs are molecular chaperones that protect cells from stress but(More)
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