Yuanyan Wei

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UNLABELLED One of the serious sequelae of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Among all the proteins encoded by the HBV genome, hepatitis B virus X protein (HBx) is highly associated with the development of HCC. Although Notch1 signaling has been found to exert a tumor-suppressive function during HCC development, the(More)
BCL2L12, a newly identified member of Bcl-2 family, contains a BH2 domain and a putative BH3 domain. It was found to be highly expressed in normal breast tissues, and was associated with favorable prognosis in breast cancer patients. Here, we reported that the mRNA levels of BCL2L12 and its transcript variant BCL2L12A could be upregulated upon cisplatin(More)
The biological significance of a known normal and cancer stem cell marker CD133 remains elusive. We now demonstrate that the phosphorylation of tyrosine-828 residue in CD133 C-terminal cytoplasmic domain mediates direct interaction between CD133 and phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K) 85 kDa regulatory subunit (p85), resulting in preferential activation of(More)
Sox2, a master transcription factor, contributes to the generation of induced pluripotent stem cells and plays significant roles in sustaining the self-renewal of neural stem cells and glioma-initiating cells. Understanding the functional differences of Sox2 between glioma-initiating cells and normal neural stem cells would contribute to therapeutic(More)
Cyclin D3, like cyclin D1 and D2 isoforms, is a crucial component of the core cell cycle machinery in mammalian cells. It also exhibits its unique properties in many other physiological processes. In the present study, using yeast two-hybrid screening, we identified ERK3, an atypical mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK), as a cyclin D3 binding partner.(More)
CD133 is widely used as a marker for the isolation and characterization of normal and cancer stem cells. The dynamic alternation of CD133 glycosylation contributes to the isolation of normal and cancer stem cells, and is supposed to be associated with cell differentiation. Although CD133 has been identified as a N-glycosylated protein, the specific(More)
Arsenic trioxide (As2O3) has considerable efficacy in treating solid tumors with induction of apoptosis with largely unknown mechanisms. Posttranslational processing of proteins by glycosylation could have multiple regulating roles in the process of apoptosis. Here, we found that the expression of beta1,6-linked GlcNAc-bearing N-glycans on cell surface(More)
beta1,4-Galactosyltransferase V (beta1,4GalT V; EC 2.4.1.38) is considered to be very important in glioma for expressing transformation-related highly branched N-glycans. Recently, we have characterized beta1,4GalT V as a positive growth regulator in several glioma cell lines. However, the role of beta1,4GalT V in glioma therapy has not been clearly(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The hepatitis B virus-encoded HBx protein contributes to hepatocarcinogenesis with largely unknown mechanisms. It is widely known that N-linked oligosaccharides on glycoproteins are structurally altered during malignant transformation and these alterations are often associated with malignant transformation of cells.(More)
beta1,4-galactosyltransferase V (GalT V; EC 2.4.1.38) can effectively galactosylate the GlcNAcbeta1-->6Man arm of the highly branched N-glycans that are characteristic of glioma. Previously, we have reported that the expression of GalT V is increased in the process of glioma. However, currently little is known about the role of GalT V in this process. In(More)