Yesheng Tang

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Alternative splicing is an important regulatory mechanism of mammalian gene expression. The alternative splicing database (ASD) consortium is systematically collecting and annotating data on alternative splicing. We present the continuation and upgrade of the ASD [T. A. Thanaraj, S. Stamm, F. Clark, J. J. Riethoven, V. Le Texier, J. Muilu (2004) Nucleic(More)
Rice is the principal food for over half of the population of the world. With its genome size of 430 megabase pairs (Mb), the cultivated rice species Oryza sativa is a model plant for genome research. Here we report the sequence analysis of chromosome 4 of O. sativa, one of the first two rice chromosomes to be sequenced completely. The finished sequence(More)
The human CD44 gene undergoes extensive alternative splicing of multiple variable exons positioned in a cassette in the middle of the gene. Expression of alternative exons is often restricted to certain tissues and could be associated with tumor progression and metastasis of several human malignancies, including breast cancer. Exon v4 contains multiple(More)
The CKS1 gene of Saccharomyces cerevisiae encodes a small essential protein shown to interact genetically and physically with the Cdc28 protein kinase. To investigate the specific functions of the CKS1 gene product, conditional temperature-sensitive mutant alleles were generated. The mutations were found to impair the ability of cells to undergo both the(More)
Pathological inclusions containing fibrillar aggregates of hyperphosphorylated tau protein are a characteristic feature in tauopathies, which include Alzheimer's disease (AD). Tau is a microtubule-associated protein whose transcript undergoes alternative splicing in the brain. Exon 10 encodes one of four microtubule-binding repeats. Exon 10 inclusion gives(More)
Alternative splicing emerges as one of the most important mechanisms to generate transcript diversity. It is regulated by the formation of protein complexes on pre-mRNA. We demonstrate that protein phosphatase 1 (PP1) binds to the splicing factor transformer2-beta1 (tra2-beta1) via a phylogenetically conserved RVDF sequence located on the RNA recognition(More)
As part of an international effort to completely sequence the rice genome, we have produced a fine bacterial artificial chromosome (BAC)-based physical map of the Oryza sativa japonica Nipponbare chromosome 4 through an integration of 114 sequenced BAC clones from a taxonomically related subspecies O. sativa indica Guangluai 4 and 182 RFLP and 407 expressed(More)
We report the development of a laser micromanipulation system and its application in the isolation of individual rice chromosomes directly from a metaphase cell. Microdissection and flow sorting are two major methods for the isolation of single chromosome. These methods are dependent on the techniques of chromosome spread and chromosome suspension,(More)
Regulated alternative splice site selection emerges as one of the most important mechanisms to control the expression of genetic information in humans. It is therefore not surprising that a growing number of diseases are either associated with or caused by changes in alternative splicing. These diseases can be caused by mutation in regulatory sequences of(More)
ABSTRACT Sequencing of the human genome has revealed that humans have an unexpectedly small number of genes. Alternative splicing emerges to be one of the major mechanisms involved in generating protein diversity from the relatively limited number of genes. Microarray data now show that nearly 75% of human genes produce transcripts that are alternatively(More)