Stem Cell Center, Yale: Tissue Specific Stem Cells
Our laboratory focuses on cancer and viral chemotherapy. We are
studying the functional roles and properties of virus-specific proteins
in order to design selective antiviral compounds. Some anti-HIV drugs
have selective action against mitochondrial DNA synthesis that could
lead to toxicity. This observation offered the opportunity to develop
new antiviral drugs without such side effects and to examine the role
of mitochondrial DNA synthesis in nuclear DNA synthesis. A new class of
biological active nucleoside analogs, L(-)nucleosides were discovered.
Drug resistance is a critical issue in cancer chemotherapy.
Our laboratory is interested in exploring the mechanisms of drug resistance development, with a special emphasis on the process involved in DNA topoisomerase, targeting drugs and nucleoside analogs. The gene regulator and the inhibitors may not only have use as cancer chemotherapeutic agents, but also in controlling the development of drug resistance. Several novel compounds targeting on NF-KB were discovered by my laboratory and are currently being studied. To explore Chinese medicine for current clinical usage is also pursued.
- Uzuner H, Bauer R, Fan TP, Guo DA, Dias A, El-Nezami H, Efferth T, Williamson EM, Heinrich M, Robinson N, Hylands PJ, Hendry BM, Cheng YC, Xu Q.Traditional Chinese medicine research in the post-genomic era: good practice, priorities, challenges and opport
- Tsou LK, Chen CH, Dutschman GE, Cheng YC, Hamilton AD.Blocking HIV-1 entry by a gp120 surface binding inhibitor. Bioorg Med Chem Lett. (2012) May 1;22(9):3358-61.PMCID: PMC3640310
- Tsou LK, Cheng Y, Cheng YC. Therapeutic development in targeting protein-protein interactions with synthetic topological mimetics. Curr Opin Pharmacol. (2012) Aug;12(4):403-7. PMCID: PMC3660839
- Ye D, Shi Q, Leung CH, Kim SW, Park SY, Gullen EA, Jiang ZL, Zhu H, Morris-Natschke SL, Cheng YC, Lee KH.Antitumor agents 294. Novel E-ring-modified camptothecin-4ß-anilino-4'-O-demethyl-epipodophyllotoxin conjugates as DNA topoisomerase I inhibitors and
- Rockwell S, Grove TA, Liu Y, Cheng YC, Higgins SA, Booth CJ. Preclinical studies of the Chinese Herbal Medicine formulation PHY906 (KD018) as a potential adjunct to radiation therapy. Int J Radiat Biol.( 2013) PMCID: PMC3660854.
- Liu, S. H. & Cheng, Y. C. Old formula, new Rx: The journey of PHY906 as cancer adjuvant therapy. J Ethnopharmacol 140, 614-623, doi:10.1016/j.jep.2012.01.047 (2012).PMCID: PMC22326673