Latest Publications

Our faculty’s research is frequently accepted for inclusion in the most prestigious peer-reviewed scientific journals, with over 330 articles published in 2015 alone. Below you will find the most recent publications.

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CONCLUSIONS: BBD is a prevalent condition among Thai children that is often associated with emotional and behavioral problems. Standard urotherapy prescribed in a general pediatric outpatient clinic setting yielded favorable outcomes in Thai children with BBD.
CONCLUSIONS: The relative prevalence of T1G1 diagnosis was low and remained constant over the past three decades. Time to recurrence of T1G1 NMIBC was comparable to that for other stage/grade NMIBC combinations. Time to progression of T1G1 NMIBC was comparable to that for T1G2 but not for TaG1, suggesting that treatment and surveillance of T1G1 carcinomas should be more like the approaches for T1G2 NMIBC in accordance with the intermediate and/or high risk categories of the European Association...
Bacterial microcompartments (MCPs) are protein-based organelles that house the enzymatic machinery for metabolism of niche carbon sources, allowing enteric pathogens to outcompete native microbiota during host colonization. While much progress has been made toward understanding MCP biogenesis, questions still remain regarding the mechanism by which core MCP enzymes are enveloped within the MCP protein shell. Here, we explore the hypothesis that the shell protein PduB is responsible for linking...
Incorporation of noncanonical amino acids (ncAAs) into proteins opens new opportunities in biotechnology and synthetic biology. Pyrrolysine (Pyl)-based ncAAs are some of the most predominantly used, but expression systems suffer from low yields. Here, we report a highly efficient cell-free protein synthesis (CFPS) platform for site-specific incorporation of Pyl-based ncAAs into proteins using amber suppression. This platform is based on cellular extracts derived from genomically recoded...
Engineering regulatory parts for improved performance in genetic programs has played a pivotal role in the development of the synthetic biology cell programming toolbox. Here, we report the development of a novel high-throughput platform for regulatory part prototyping and analysis that leverages the advantages of engineered DNA libraries, cell-free protein synthesis (CFPS), high-throughput emulsion droplet microfluidics, standard flow sorting adapted to screen droplet reactions, and...
Although rare in pediatrics, ischemic priapism carries significant risk of erectile dysfunction if not treated promptly. We report a case of idiopathic ischemic priapism in a male aged 14 years, refractory to traditional therapies, including aspiration/irrigation, phenylephrine injection, and distal shunt. However, the priapism resolved after intracavernosal injections of tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) with preservation of normal erectile function. To our knowledge, this is the first...
STUDY QUESTION: What is the load, distribution and added clinical value of secondary findings (SFs) identified in exome sequencing (ES) of patients with non-obstructive azoospermia (NOA)?