Yung-Hao Wong

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Due to the importance of protein phosphorylation in cellular control, many researches are undertaken to predict the kinase-specific phosphorylation sites. Referred to our previous work, KinasePhos 1.0, incorporated profile hidden Markov model (HMM) with flanking residues of the kinase-specific phosphorylation sites. Herein, a new web server, KinasePhos 2.0,(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small non-coding RNA molecules that can negatively regulate gene expression and thus control numerous cellular mechanisms. This work develops a resource, miRNAMap 2.0, for collecting experimentally verified microRNAs and experimentally verified miRNA target genes in human, mouse, rat and other metazoan genomes. Three computational(More)
Molecular signaling of angiogenesis begins within hours after initiation of a stroke and the following regulation of endothelial integrity mediated by growth factor receptors and vascular growth factors. Recent studies further provided insights into the coordinated patterns of post-stroke gene expressions and the relationships between neurodegenerative(More)
Cancer is the leading cause of death worldwide and is generally caused by mutations in multiple proteins or the dysregulation of pathways. Understanding the causes and the underlying carcinogenic mechanisms can help fight this disease. In this study, a systems biology approach was used to construct the protein-protein interaction (PPI) networks of four(More)
We use a systems biology approach to construct protein-protein interaction networks (PPINs) for early and late stage bladder cancer. By comparing the networks of these two stages, we find that both networks showed very significantly different mechanisms. To obtain the differential network structures between cancer and noncancer PPINs, we constructed cancer(More)
Computer-aided drug design has a long history of being applied to discover new molecules to treat various cancers, but it has always been focused on single targets. The development of systems biology has let scientists reveal more hidden mechanisms of cancers, but attempts to apply systems biology to cancer therapies remain at preliminary stages. Our lab(More)
Src activation is involved in cancer progression and the interplay with EGFR. Inhibition of Src activity also represses the signalling pathways regulated by EGFR. Therefore, Src has been considered a target molecule for drug development. This study aimed to identify the compounds that target Src to suppress lung cancer tumourigenesis and metastasis and(More)
Cancers is the major cause of death around the world for a long time, and it occurs at DNA, RNA or protein level. In this study, we use the systems biology approach to construct the protein-protein interaction (PPI) networks for early and late stage bladder cancer. By comparing network of these two stage, core and specific network markers were identified by(More)
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a primary injury caused by external physical force and also a secondary injury caused by biological processes such as metabolic, cellular, and other molecular events that eventually lead to brain cell death, tissue and nerve damage, and atrophy. It is a common disease process (as opposed to an event) that causes disabilities(More)
Nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) is an important nuclear transcription factor which regulates pro-inflammatory cytokines such as TNF-α, IL-6. Its role as immunoregulatory mediator makes it an attractive target in the development of treatments for inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. In this study, we synthesized derivatives of IMD0354, a known inhibitor for(More)