Zhonglu Ren

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Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) are rapidly evolving into an important research tool due to their close resemblance with pluripotent embryonic stem cells (ESCs). Of particular interest at this point are iPSC applications in disease modeling and drug discovery/testing. The high mobility group AT-hook 2 (HMGA2) protein is a nonhistone chromatin factor(More)
Identifying colon cancer subtypes based on molecular signatures may allow for a more rational, patient-specific approach to therapy in the future. Classifications using gene expression data have been attempted before with little concordance between the different studies carried out. In this study we aimed to uncover subtypes of colon cancer that have(More)
Metabolomic research has revealed that metabolites play an important role in prostate cancer development and progression. Previous studies have suggested that prostate cancer cell proliferation is induced by advanced glycation end products (AGEs) exposure, but the mechanism of this induction remains unknown. This study investigated the molecular mechanisms(More)
Genome engineering of human cells plays an important role in biotechnology and molecular medicine. In particular, insertions of functional multi-transgene cassettes into suitable endogenous sequences will lead to novel applications. Although several tools have been exploited in this context, safety issues such as cytotoxicity, insertional mutagenesis and(More)
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