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Articles by Q Jiang
Total Records ( 3 ) for Q Jiang
  S. L Park , D Bastani , B. Y Goldstein , S. C Chang , W Cozen , L Cai , C Cordon Cardo , B Ding , S Greenland , N He , S. K Hussain , Q Jiang , Y. C. A Lee , S Liu , M. L Lu , T. M Mack , J. T Mao , H Morgenstern , L. N Mu , S. S Oh , A Pantuck , J. C Papp , J Rao , V. E Reuter , D. P Tashkin , H Wang , N. C. Y You , S. Z Yu , J. K Zhao and Z. F. Zhang
 

Constituents of tobacco smoke can cause DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs), leading to tumorigenesis. The NBS1 gene product is a vital component in DSB detection and repair, thus genetic variations may influence cancer development. We examined the associations between NBS1 polymorphisms and haplotypes and newly incident smoking-related cancers in three case–control studies (Los Angeles: 611 lung and 601 upper aero-digestive tract (UADT) cancer cases and 1040 controls; Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center: 227 bladder cancer cases and 211 controls and Taixing, China: 218 esophagus, 206 stomach, 204 liver cancer cases and 415 controls). rs1061302 was associated with cancers of the lung [adjusted odds ratio (ORadj) = 1.6, 95% confidence interval (CI): 1.2, 2.4], larynx (ORadj = 0.56, 95% CI: 0.32, 0.97) and liver (ORadj = 1.7, 95% CI: 1.0, 2.9). Additionally, positive associations were found for rs709816 with bladder cancer (ORadj = 4.2, 95% CI: 1.4, 12) and rs1063054 with lung cancer (ORadj = 1.6, 95% CI: 1.0, 2.3). Some associations in lung and stomach cancers varied with smoking status. CAC haplotype was positively associated with smoking-related cancers: lung (ORadj = 1.7, 95% CI: 1.1, 2.9) and UADT (ORadj = 2.0, 95% CI: 1.1, 3.7), specifically, oropharynx (ORadj = 2.1, 95% CI: 1.0, 4.2) and larynx (ORadj = 4.8, 95% CI: 1.7, 14). Bayesian false-discovery probabilities were calculated to assess Type I error. It appears that NBS1 polymorphisms and haplotypes may be associated with smoking-related cancers and that these associations may differ by smoking status. Our findings also suggest that single-nucleotide polymorphisms located in the binding region of the MRE-RAD50-NBS1 complex or microRNA targeted pathways may influence tumor development. These hypotheses should be further examined in functional studies.

  X Zhang , Q Chen , J Feng , J Hou , F Yang , J Liu , Q Jiang and C. Zhang
 

Nedd1 is a new member of the -tubulin ring complex (TuRC) and targets the TuRC to the centrosomes for microtubule nucleation and spindle assembly in mitosis. Although its role is known, its functional regulation mechanism remains unclear. Here we report that the function of Nedd1 is regulated by Cdk1 and Plk1. During mitosis, Nedd1 is firstly phosphorylated at T550 by Cdk1, which creates a binding site for the polo-box domain of Plk1. Then, Nedd1 is further phosphorylated by Plk1 at four sites: T382, S397, S637 and S426. The sequential phosphorylation of Nedd1 by Cdk1 and Plk1 promotes its interaction with -tubulin for targeting the TuRC to the centrosome and is important for spindle formation. Knockdown of Plk1 by RNAi decreases Nedd1 phosphorylation and attenuates Nedd1 accumulation at the spindle pole and subsequent -tubulin recruitment at the spindle pole for microtubule nucleation. Taken together, we propose that the sequential phosphorylation...

  Q Jiang , S Fujimura , C Kobayashi and R. Nishinakamura
 

Human SALL1 is a homologue of the Drosophila region-specific homeotic gene sal, and is also known as a causative gene for Townes–Brocks syndrome, which is characterized by multi-organ malformations. We previously demonstrated that mouse Sall1 plays a crucial role in ureteric bud invasion during kidney development, and possibly in nephron progenitor cells in the metanephric mesenchyme. To gain insights into the Sall1 functions in the kidney and other tissues, we generated R26Sall1 mice, in which Rosa26 locus stop sequences flanked by two loxP sites were located upstream of the Sall1 cDNA. This allele allowed exogenous Sall1 expression in a Cre recombinase-dependent manner. R26Sall1 mice were first crossed with CAGCre mice, which expressed Cre recombinase ubiquitously during embryogenesis. Mice expressing Sall1 ubiquitously were smaller in size compared with mice of other genotypes. We then crossed R26Sall1 mice with Six2Cre mice expressing Cre recombinase in the metanephric mesenchyme during kidney development. However, no kidney defects were observed. Taken together, overexpression of Sall1 does not affect kidney development, but does lead to a reduced body weight, suggesting that the optimal dosage of Sall1 is required for normal mouse development.

 
 
 
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