Tong W

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Title : Draft genome sequence of Camellia sinensis var. sinensis provides insights into the evolution of the tea genome and tea quality - Wei_2018_Proc.Natl.Acad.Sci.U.S.A_115_E4151
Author(s) : Wei C , Yang H , Wang S , Zhao J , Liu C , Gao L , Xia E , Lu Y , Tai Y , She G , Sun J , Cao H , Tong W , Gao Q , Li Y , Deng W , Jiang X , Wang W , Chen Q , Zhang S , Li H , Wu J , Wang P , Li P , Shi C , Zheng F , Jian J , Huang B , Shan D , Shi M , Fang C , Yue Y , Li F , Li D , Wei S , Han B , Jiang C , Yin Y , Xia T , Zhang Z , Bennetzen JL , Zhao S , Wan X
Ref : Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A , 115 :E4151 , 2018
Abstract : Tea, one of the world's most important beverage crops, provides numerous secondary metabolites that account for its rich taste and health benefits. Here we present a high-quality sequence of the genome of tea, Camellia sinensis var. sinensis (CSS), using both Illumina and PacBio sequencing technologies. At least 64% of the 3.1-Gb genome assembly consists of repetitive sequences, and the rest yields 33,932 high-confidence predictions of encoded proteins. Divergence between two major lineages, CSS and Camellia sinensis var. assamica (CSA), is calculated to approximately 0.38 to 1.54 million years ago (Mya). Analysis of genic collinearity reveals that the tea genome is the product of two rounds of whole-genome duplications (WGDs) that occurred approximately 30 to 40 and approximately 90 to 100 Mya. We provide evidence that these WGD events, and subsequent paralogous duplications, had major impacts on the copy numbers of secondary metabolite genes, particularly genes critical to producing three key quality compounds: catechins, theanine, and caffeine. Analyses of transcriptome and phytochemistry data show that amplification and transcriptional divergence of genes encoding a large acyltransferase family and leucoanthocyanidin reductases are associated with the characteristic young leaf accumulation of monomeric galloylated catechins in tea, while functional divergence of a single member of the glutamine synthetase gene family yielded theanine synthetase. This genome sequence will facilitate understanding of tea genome evolution and tea metabolite pathways, and will promote germplasm utilization for breeding improved tea varieties.
ESTHER : Wei_2018_Proc.Natl.Acad.Sci.U.S.A_115_E4151
PubMedSearch : Wei_2018_Proc.Natl.Acad.Sci.U.S.A_115_E4151
PubMedID: 29678829
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Title : Genome of Helicobacter pylori strain XZ274, an isolate from a tibetan patient with gastric cancer in China - Guo_2012_J.Bacteriol_194_4146
Author(s) : Guo Y , Wang H , Li Y , Song Y , Chen C , Liao Y , Ren L , Guo C , Tong W , Shen W , Chen M , Mao X , Guo G , Zou Q
Ref : Journal of Bacteriology , 194 :4146 , 2012
Abstract : The infection rate of Helicobacter pylori is high all over the world, especially in the Chinese Tibetan Plateau. Here, we report the genome sequence of Helicobacter pylori strain XZ274 isolated from a Tibetan patient with gastric cancer. The strain contains 1,634,138 bp with 1,654 coding sequences and a pXZ274 plasmid of 22,406 bp with 26 coding sequences. This is the first complete genome sequence of Helicobacter pylori from the Tibetan Plateau in China.
ESTHER : Guo_2012_J.Bacteriol_194_4146
PubMedSearch : Guo_2012_J.Bacteriol_194_4146
PubMedID: 22815458
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Title : In vitro and in vivo anti-leukemia activity of CHR-2845, a cell-targeted HDAC inhibitor for use in monocytic leukemia - Tong_2009_J.Clin.Oncol_27_e14579
Author(s) : Tong W , Stevenson W , Cortes J , Needham L , Brotherton D , Davidson A , Drummond A , Garcia-Manero G
Ref : J Clin Oncol , 27 :e14579 , 2009
Abstract : e14579 Background: Histone deacetylase inhibitors alter gene expression and induce apoptosis in a wide range of cancer cells including those derived from human leukemias. CHR-2845 is a novel hydroxamic acid derivative histone deacetylase inhibitor (HDACi) which is a selective substrate for the intracellular carboxylesterase hCE-1, whose expression is restricted to cells of the monocyte- macrophage lineage.
METHODS: We studied the in vitro and in vivo anti-leukemia activity of CHR-2845 using cell proliferation assay, annexin V binding assay, cell cycle analysis, western blot and in vitro primary leukemia cell culture.
RESULTS: Both U937 and THP1 cells express high levels of hCE-1 whereas the myeloid cell line, HL60, does not. In comparison to vorinostat, CHR-2845 showed increased anti-proliferative potency (IC50) against monocytic cell lines (THP1, 30 nM vs 700 nM and U937, 30 nM vs 475 nM), compared to a myeloid cell line (HL60, 700nM vs 470 nM). In a broad panel of leukemic cell lines, the potency of CHR-2845 over vorinostat correlated completely with hCE-1 expression. In monocytic cell lines, CHR-2845 induced more apoptosis than vorinostat (THP1: 45+/-5% vs 11+/-1% and U937: 23+/-14% vs 6+/-1%), as measured by flow cytometry using Annexin V. Biochemical assessment of histone H3 and H4 protein acetylation by Western blot also indicateed that CHR-2845 is at least 10 times more potent than vorinostat in monocytic cell lines but not in HL-60 cells. This increase in histone acetylation was associated with increased phosphohistone H2AX, indicating formation of double-strand DNA breaks induced by this compound. These data for CHR-2845 and vorinostat on apoptosis and histone acetylation in THP1 and U937 versus HL60 cells, confirmed the selectivity of this novel compound for cells of the monocytic lineage. We also studied the anti-leukemia activity of CHR-2845 in primary leukemia cells from 8 patients with acute or chronic myelomonocytic leukemia. CHR-2845 decreased proliferation and induced apoptosis more than an equivalent dose of vorinostat in some of the patients we studied.
CONCLUSIONS: These results indicated that CHR-2845 has potential to be efficacious in the treatment of patients with monocytic leukemia. [Table: see text].
ESTHER : Tong_2009_J.Clin.Oncol_27_e14579
PubMedSearch : Tong_2009_J.Clin.Oncol_27_e14579
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Title : The Genomes of Oryza sativa: a history of duplications - Yu_2005_PLoS.Biol_3_e38
Author(s) : Yu J , Wang J , Lin W , Li S , Li H , Zhou J , Ni P , Dong W , Hu S , Zeng C , Zhang J , Zhang Y , Li R , Xu Z , Li X , Zheng H , Cong L , Lin L , Yin J , Geng J , Li G , Shi J , Liu J , Lv H , Li J , Deng Y , Ran L , Shi X , Wang X , Wu Q , Li C , Ren X , Li D , Liu D , Zhang X , Ji Z , Zhao W , Sun Y , Zhang Z , Bao J , Han Y , Dong L , Ji J , Chen P , Wu S , Xiao Y , Bu D , Tan J , Yang L , Ye C , Xu J , Zhou Y , Yu Y , Zhang B , Zhuang S , Wei H , Liu B , Lei M , Yu H , Li Y , Xu H , Wei S , He X , Fang L , Huang X , Su Z , Tong W , Tong Z , Ye J , Wang L , Lei T , Chen C , Chen H , Huang H , Zhang F , Li N , Zhao C , Huang Y , Li L , Xi Y , Qi Q , Li W , Hu W , Tian X , Jiao Y , Liang X , Jin J , Gao L , Zheng W , Hao B , Liu S , Wang W , Yuan L , Cao M , McDermott J , Samudrala R , Wong GK , Yang H
Ref : PLoS Biol , 3 :e38 , 2005
Abstract : We report improved whole-genome shotgun sequences for the genomes of indica and japonica rice, both with multimegabase contiguity, or almost 1,000-fold improvement over the drafts of 2002. Tested against a nonredundant collection of 19,079 full-length cDNAs, 97.7% of the genes are aligned, without fragmentation, to the mapped super-scaffolds of one or the other genome. We introduce a gene identification procedure for plants that does not rely on similarity to known genes to remove erroneous predictions resulting from transposable elements. Using the available EST data to adjust for residual errors in the predictions, the estimated gene count is at least 38,000-40,000. Only 2%-3% of the genes are unique to any one subspecies, comparable to the amount of sequence that might still be missing. Despite this lack of variation in gene content, there is enormous variation in the intergenic regions. At least a quarter of the two sequences could not be aligned, and where they could be aligned, single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) rates varied from as little as 3.0 SNP/kb in the coding regions to 27.6 SNP/kb in the transposable elements. A more inclusive new approach for analyzing duplication history is introduced here. It reveals an ancient whole-genome duplication, a recent segmental duplication on Chromosomes 11 and 12, and massive ongoing individual gene duplications. We find 18 distinct pairs of duplicated segments that cover 65.7% of the genome; 17 of these pairs date back to a common time before the divergence of the grasses. More important, ongoing individual gene duplications provide a never-ending source of raw material for gene genesis and are major contributors to the differences between members of the grass family.
ESTHER : Yu_2005_PLoS.Biol_3_e38
PubMedSearch : Yu_2005_PLoS.Biol_3_e38
PubMedID: 15685292
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Title : Complete nucleotide sequence and organization of the naphthalene catabolic plasmid pND6-1 from Pseudomonas sp. strain ND6 - Li_2004_Gene_336_231
Author(s) : Li W , Shi J , Wang X , Han Y , Tong W , Ma L , Liu B , Cai B
Ref : Gene , 336 :231 , 2004
Abstract : Pseudomonas sp. strain ND6, which was isolated from industrial wastewater in Tianjin, China, was capable of dissimilating naphthalene as sole carbon and energy sources. We identified one plasmid, pND6-1, which was associated with the metabolism of naphthalene and determined the complete nucleotide sequence of pND6-1 (101,858 bp) using a whole-genome-shotgun approach. Computational analyses indicated that the naphthalene metabolism of the strain ND6 is associated with this plasmid. This is the first report of a complete sequence of naphthalene catabolic plasmid. pND6-1 encodes 102 putative coding sequences (CDSs). Among them, 23 CDSs were predicted to be involved in naphthalene catabolism, 14 were predicted to be involved in transposition and integration, 2 encoded putative transporters, 3 were putative transcriptional regulators, and 9 were proteins necessary for plasmid replication and partitioning. Most of the naphthalene catabolic genes of pND6-1 have 99-100% identity in amino acid sequences homologous to their nearest counterparts found in plasmid pDTG1, NAH7 and in a chromosome region in Pseudomonas stutzeri AN10 except for two duplicated genes (ND013 and ND016). Results of this study indicated that globally distributed naphthalene catabolic genes are highly conserved among different bacterial species.
ESTHER : Li_2004_Gene_336_231
PubMedSearch : Li_2004_Gene_336_231
PubMedID: 15246534

Title : A comparative molecular field analysis study of N-benzylpiperidines as acetylcholinesterase inhibitors - Tong_1996_J.Med.Chem_39_380
Author(s) : Tong W , Collantes ER , Chen Y , Welsh WJ
Ref : Journal of Medicinal Chemistry , 39 :380 , 1996
Abstract : A series of 1-benzyl-4-[2-(N-benzoylamino)ethyl]piperidine derivatives and of N-benzylpiperidine benzisoxazoles has been investigated using the comparative molecular field analysis (CoMFA) approach. These compounds have been found to inhibit the metabolic breakdown of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine (ACh) by the enzyme acetylcholinesterase (AChE) and hence alleviate memory deficits in patients with Alzheimer's Disease by potentiating cholinergic transmission. Development of the CoMFA model considered two separate alignments: (i) alignment I which emphasized the electrostatic fitting of the subject compounds and (ii) alignment II which emphasized their steric fitting. In addition, the inhibitor compounds were considered both as neutral species and as N-piperidine-protonated species. The resulting 3D-QSAR indicates a strong correlation between the inhibitory activity of these N-benzylpiperidines and the steric and electronic factors which modulate their biochemical activity. A CoMFA model with considerable predictive ability was obtained.
ESTHER : Tong_1996_J.Med.Chem_39_380
PubMedSearch : Tong_1996_J.Med.Chem_39_380
PubMedID: 8558505