Author Archives: Min Sub Lee

You have Incredible Superpowers!

You have Incredible Superpowers!

Our body is continuously exposed to environmental stress, ranging from UV radiation from the sun to parasitic larvae found in raw pork. UV light induces formation of thymidine dimer, creating distortion in the DNA architecture. Upon each breath we inhale, millions of microbes are simultaneously sucked into our airway, posing a threat to our blood-oxygen… Continue Reading

Asparagine and its Influence upon Cancer Cell Community

Asparagine and its Influence upon Cancer Cell Community

Cancer cells defy the most fundamental rules that define cells and their behavior. Ranging from overexpression of Ras and Myc oncogenes to degradation of p53 tumor suppressors, cancer cells exhibit wide range of phenotypes that continuously surprise many researchers on a daily basis. Our current understanding of normal cell biology is derived from these transgressions.… Continue Reading

Interplay of Development and Cancer in Context of Ras-Signaling

Interplay of Development and Cancer in Context of Ras-Signaling

  The standard flow of genetic information in eukaryotes begins with the DNA in the chromosomes, followed by transcription to form messenger RNA, which then is selectively exported out of the nucleus and translated into functional protein, producing specific phenotypes. In addition to this remarkable series of events known as the central dogma of molecular… Continue Reading