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LIN, Jing-Jer, PhD
Professor and Chairman
23123456 ext.88208 (Lab. : ext.88220)


B.S. 1983, National Taiwan University, Department of Chemistry
M.S. 1985, National Yang-Ming Medical College, Institute of Biochemistry
Ph.D. 1992, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics

Research Interests

Telomeres are the physical ends of eukaryotic linear chromosomes. They are important for the maintenance of chromosome integrity. One of the main goals of my research is to understand the structure and function of telomeres. Using budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae as a model organism, the function of a telomere binding protein, Cdc13p, was analyzed. The role of several proteins including yeast Ku protein, Gbp2p, Rlr1p, and Imp4p in mediating telomere length maintenance are also our research interests. Since telomerase activity is implicated as an essential step for tumor formation in human, my laboratory is also interested in identifying agents that inhibit telomerase activity. Moreover, we are also interested in analyzing the genes that are involved in senescence. Among them, we are currently focused on determining the role of the pituitary tumor transforming gene (PTTG1) in senescence. In addition to telomere-related researches, we are also interested in applying chemical approach to address biological questions. A series of mechanism-based chemical probes for labeling selected protein families including protein tyrosine phosphatases, protein kinases, and serine proteases were designed and synthesized. We are interested in developing these chemical probes as technical platforms for biological analysis.

Professional Experience & Honors

2012-present, Professor, Institute of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC.
2009-2010, Visiting Scientist, Department of Biochemistry, University of Washington, Seattle, USA (hosted by Dr. Trisha N. Davis).
2002-2012, Professor, Institute of Biopharmaceutical Sciences, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC.
2003-2005, Adjunct Professor, Department of Chemistry, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC.
2000-2002, Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC.
1996-2002, Associate Professor, Institute of Biopharmaceutical Sciences, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC.
1995-1996, Postdoctoral Fellow, Princeton University, Department of Molecular Biology, NJ, USA.
1992-1995, Postdoctoral Fellow, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Basic Sciences, WA, USA.

Selected Recent Publication

Chen, Y.-C., Huang, F.-C., and Lin, J.-J.*: The addition of a spin-column step in the telomeric repeat application protocol removes telomerase inhibitors.Anal. Biochem., 478: 49-51, 2015.

Kuo, M. H.-J., Wang, Z.-F., Tseng, T.-Y., Li, M.-H., Hsu, S.-T. D.,Lin, J.-J.* , Chang, T.-C.*:The conformational transition of a hairpin structure to G-quadruplex within the WNT1 gene promoter.J. Am. Chem. Soc., 137: 210-218, 2015.

Li, J.-R., Yu, T.-Y., Chien, I-C., Lu, C.-Y.,Lin, J.-J.*, Li, H.-W.*: Pif1 regulates telomere length by preferentially removing telomerase from long telomere ends. Nucleic. Acids Res. 42: 8527-8536, 2014.

Wang, A.-M., Huang, T.-T., Hsu, K.-W., Huang, K.-H., Yang, M.-H., Lo, S.-S., Chi, C.-W.,Lin, J.-J.*, Yeh, T.-S.*: Yin Yang 1 is a target of microRNA-34 family and contributes to gastric carcinogenesis.Oncotarget, 5: 5002-5016, 2014.

Wang JM, Huang FC, Kuo MH, Wang ZF, Tseng TY, Chang LC, Yen SJ, Chang TC, Lin, J.-J.*: Inhibition of cancer cell migration and invasion through suppressing the Wnt1-mediating signal pathway by G-quadruplex structure stabilizers.J Biol Chem. 2014 May 23;289(21):14612-23. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M114.548230, Epub 2014 Apr 8.

Yu, T.-Y., Kao, Yu-wen, and Lin, J.-J.*: Telomeric transcripts stimulate telomere recombination to suppress senescence in cells lacking telomerase.Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 111: 3377-3382, 2014.

Chu, C.-Y., Chang, C.-P., Chou, Y.-T., Handoko, Hu,Y.-L., Lo,L.-C.*, and Lin, J.-J.*: Development and evaluation of novel phosphotyrosine mimetic inhibitors targeting the Src homology 2 domain of signaling lymphocytic activation molecule (SLAM) associated protein. J. Med. Chem., 56: 2841-2849, 2013.

Chen, C.-L., Chang, D.-M., Chen, T.-C., Lee, C.-C., Hsieh, H.-H., Huang, F.-C., Huang, K.-F., Guh, J.-H., Lin, J.-J.*, and Huang, H.-S.*: Structure-based design, synthesis and evaluation of novel anthra[1,2-d]imidazole-6,11-dione derivatives as telomerase inhibitors and potential for cancer polypharmacology. Eur. J. Med. Chem., 60: 29-41, 2013. (co-corresponding author)

Huang, F.-C., Chang, C.-C., Wang, J.-M., Chang, T.-C., and Lin, J.-J.*: Induction of senescence in cancer cells by a G-quadruplex stabilizer BMVC4 is independent of its telomerase inhibitory activity. Brit. J. Pharm., 167: 393-406, 2012.

Yu, T.-Y., Wang, C.-Y., and Lin, J.-J.*: Depleting components of the THO complex causes increased telomere length by reducing the expression of the telomere-associated protein Rif1p.PLoS One, 7: e33498, 2012.

Hsu, Y.-H., Liao, L.-J., Yu, C.-H., Chiang, C.-P., Jhan, J.-R., Chang, L.-C., Chen, Y.-J., Lou, P.-J.*, Lin, J.-J.*: Overexpression of the pituitary tumor transforming gene induces p53-dependent senescence through activating DNA damage response pathway in normal human fibroblasts. J. Biol. Chem., 285:22630-22638, 2010.

Wu, T.-J., Chiang, Y.-H., Lin, Y.-C., Tsai, C.-R., Yu, T.-Y., Sung, M.-T., Wu Lee, Y.-H., and Lin, J.-J.*: Sequential loading of Saccharomyces cerevisiae Ku and Cdc13p to telomeres. J. Biol. Chem., 284: 12801-12808, 2009.

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