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We developed a method of integrating large genomic data sets (over 150) derived from different data types and report on building a highly-accurate mechanistic GRN.
"Uncovering the mesendoderm gene regulatory network through multi-omic data integration"
Cell Rep. 38(7):110364.
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Histone acetylation is critical in regulating the transcriptional activities of the embryonic genome. We report how developing embryos regulate the spatiotemporal dynamic states of histone acetylation during embryogenesis .
"Histone deacetylase 1 maintains lineage integrity through histone acetylome refinement during early embryogenesis"
Han et al.,. (2022). Nat Cell Biol.
Collaborative work led to the discovery of a new role of Hippo pathway in heavy metal response.
"The Hippo pathway kinases LATS1 and LATS2 attenuate cellular responses to heavy metals through phosphorylating MTF1. "
Cho KWY, Blitz IL. (2022), (Review)
Basic concepts on gene regulatory network and its impacts on biomedical sciences
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We report the importance of maternal transcription factors for forming tissue type specific super-enhancers.
"Maternal and zygotic factors sequentially shape the tissue regionalization of chromatin landscapes in early vertebrate embryos." doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.04.14.439777
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Comprehensive review on zygotic genome activation in Xenopus.
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