Yih-Tai Chen

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Cadherin-mediated adhesion initiates cell reorganization into tissues, but the mechanisms and dynamics of such adhesion are poorly understood. Using time-lapse imaging and photobleach recovery analyses of a fully functional E-cadherin/GFP fusion protein, we define three sequential stages in cell-cell adhesion and provide evidence for mechanisms involving(More)
The E-cadherin/catenin complex regulates Ca++-dependent cell-cell adhesion and is localized to the basal-lateral membrane of polarized epithelial cells. Little is known about mechanisms of complex assembly or intracellular trafficking, or how these processes might ultimately regulate adhesion functions of the complex at the cell surface. The cytoplasmic(More)
The cadherins are a family of homophilic adhesion molecules that play a vital role in the formation of cellular junctions and in tissue morphogenesis. Members of the integrin family are also involved in cell to cell adhesion, but bind heterophilically to immunoglobulin superfamily molecules such as intracellular adhesion molecule (ICAM)–1, vascular cell(More)
Deciphering the effects of compounds on molecular events within living cells is becoming an increasingly important component of drug discovery. In a model application of the industrial drug discovery process, the authors profiled a panel of 22 compounds using hierarchical cluster analysis of multiparameter high-content screening measurements from nearly(More)
Primary hyperoxaluria is a severe disease for which the best current therapy is dialysis or organ transplantation. These are risky, inconvenient, and costly procedures. In some patients, pyridoxine treatment can delay the need for these surgical procedures. The underlying cause of particular forms of this disease is the misrouting of a specific enzyme,(More)
The E-cadherin/catenin complex regulates Ca 11 -dependent cell–cell adhesion and is localized to the basal-lateral membrane of polarized epithelial cells. Little is known about mechanisms of complex assembly or intracellular trafficking, or how these processes might ultimately regulate adhesion functions of the complex at the cell surface. The cytoplasmic(More)
Winter, Michael C., Anant M. Kamath, Dana R. Ries, Sandra S. Shasby, Yih-Tai Chen, and D. Michael Shasby. Histamine alters cadherin-mediated sites of endothelial adhesion. Am. J. Physiol. 277 (Lung Cell. Mol. Physiol. 21): L988–L995, 1999.—We tested the hypothesis that histamine alters the focal apposition of endothelial cells by acting on sites of(More)
The cadherins are a family of homophilic adhesion molecules that play a vital role in the formation of cellular junctions and in tissue morphogenesis. Members of the integrin family are also involved in cell to cell adhesion, but bind heterophilically to immunoglobulin superfamily molecules such as intracellular adhesion molecule (ICAM)–1, vascular cell(More)
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