Yimei Lu

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TAR-DNA-binding protein-43 (TDP-43) C-terminus encodes a prion-like domain widely presented in RNA-binding proteins, which functions to form dynamic oligomers and also, amazingly, hosts most amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)-causing mutations. Here, as facilitated by our previous discovery, by circular dichroism (CD), fluorescence and nuclear magnetic(More)
The introduction of highly active antiretroviral therapy has led to a significant reduction in the morbidity and mortality of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome patients. However, the emergence of drug resistance has resulted in the failure of treatments in large numbers of patients and thus necessitates the development of new classes of anti-HIV drugs. In(More)
Short title: Self-assembly and fibrillization of the prion-like domains †The first three authors contribute equally. Abstract The mechanism of the self-assembly and fibrillization of the prion-like domains lies at the heart of their physiology and pathology. Here with the same methods previously established, we aimed to further decipher the mechanism by(More)
Short title: Transformation of proteins from functional players to evils †The first two authors contribute equally. Abstract Aggregation of specific proteins is characteristic of a large spectrum of human diseases including all neurodegenerative diseases, while aggregation of non-specific proteins has been now identified to be a biomarker for cellular aging(More)
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