Ya. Fu

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Ubiquitously expressed protein kinase D (PKD) isoforms are poised to disseminate signals carried by diacylglycerol (DAG). However, the in vivo regulation and functions of PKDs are poorly understood. We show that the Caenorhabditis elegans gene, dkf-2, encodes not just DKF-2A, but also a second previously unknown isoform, DKF-2B. Whereas DKF-2A is present(More)
BACKGROUND We explore the clinical and prognostic significance of expression of vascular endothelial growth factor receptor (VEGFR)-2, platelet-derived growth factor receptor (PDGFR)-β, and c-Met in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS The expression of VEGFR-2, PDGFR-β, and c-Met were determined by immunohistochemical examination of the(More)
RasGRPs, which load GTP onto Ras and Rap1, are expressed in vertebrate and invertebrate neurons. The functions, regulation, and mechanisms of action of neuronal RasGRPs are unknown. Here, we show how C. elegans RGEF-1b, a prototypical neuronal RasGRP, regulates a critical behavior. Chemotaxis to volatile odorants was disrupted in RGEF-1b-deficient(More)
To design a releasable PEGylated TNF-α (rPEG-TNF-α), a cathepsin B-sensitive dipeptide (Val-Cit moiety) was inserted into conventional PEG-modified TNF-α (PEG-TNF-α), facilitating its clinical use for anti-tumor therapy. Comparative pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic studies showed that the half-lives of both PEGylated forms of TNF-α were ∼60-fold greater(More)
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