Yi Y. Shi

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Major advances in large-scale yeast two-hybrid screening have provided a global view of binary protein-protein interactions across species as dissimilar as human, yeast, and bacteria. Remarkably, these analyses have revealed that all species studied have a degree distribution of protein-protein binding that is approximately scale-free (varies as a power(More)
To determine the relationship between the expression of phosphatase and tensin homologue (PTEN) and epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) in metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) and the clinical outcome of cetuximab-containing chemotherapy. A total of 158 consecutive mCRC patients with wild-type KRAS status who received chemotherapy with or without(More)
The periostin protein, encoded by the POSTN gene, is a component of the extracellular matrix, which is expressed by fibroblasts and has been observed in a variety of human malignancies. The present study aimed to detect the expression of periostin in the tissues of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients and benign lung tumors, and to correlate the(More)
Due to a diffusive nearest-neighbor coupling, phase-synchronized states can emerge in two-dimensional chaotic coupled map lattices. By defining a direction phase (like a spin with up or down direction) as the direction of two sequential iterations of the logistic map, we find several novel kinds of phase synchronization which correspond to four different(More)
The throat is an ecological assemblage involved human cells and microbiota, and the colonizing bacteria are important factors in balancing this environment. However, this bacterial community profile has thus been poorly investigated. The purpose of this study was to investigate the microbial biology of the larynx and to analyze the throat biodiversity in(More)
We develop a stochastic model for quantifying the binary measurements of protein-protein interactions. A key concept in the model is the binary response function (BRF) which represents the conditional probability of successfully detecting a protein-protein interaction with a given number of the protein complexes. A popular form of the BRF is introduced and(More)
The properties of certain networks are determined by hidden variables that are not explicitly measured. The conditional probability (propagator) that a vertex with a given value of the hidden variable is connected to k other vertices determines all measurable properties. We study hidden variable models and find an averaging approximation that enables us to(More)
Next year will mark the 100th anniversary of the Michaelis-Menten equation [1], one of the most important and well known models in enzymology. Remarkable progress in en-zymology over the past hundred years has not only provided deep insight into biological processes, but also has dramatically changed our lives. However, because of limitations in available(More)
In the present study, the MGC803 gastric cancer cell line was used as an experimental model to evaluate the potential role of isobavachalcone (IBC) in cell apoptosis, migration and invasion. The inhibitory effects of IBC on cell proliferation were determined using a methylthiazo-lyltetrazolium assay. Cellular morphological changes were assessed using(More)
Autophagy is an important lysosomal degradation pathway that aids in the maintenance of cellular homeostasis by breaking down and recycling intracellular contents. Dysregulation of autophagy is linked to a growing number of human diseases. The Beclin 1-Vps34 protein-protein interaction network is critical for autophagy regulation and is therefore essential(More)