WONG Nathalie
Name : WONG Nathalie 王昭春
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Home Department :  Anatomical and Cellular Pathology
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Phone Number : (852) 3505 1128
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Professor Nathalie Wong obtained her DPhil from University of Oxford UK and later received her post-doctoral training at King’s College School of Medicine and Dentistry, London. She is now Professor at the Department of Anatomical and Cellular Pathology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Professor Wong’s research focuses on elucidating the molecular basis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).  Her current research includes genome analysis for causal mutations in the liver oncogenesis, functional characterisation of candidate tumour suppressors and oncogenes for modulated signalling pathways and microRNA changes in the development of HCC.

Specialised Research Area(s):

Liver Cancer Genome Research 

Selected Publications:

1. Cheng IKC, Tsang BCK, Lai KP, Ching AKK, Chan AWH, To K-F, Lai PBS, Wong N. Gef-h1 over-expression in hepatocellular carcinoma promotes cell motility via activation of rhoa signalling. The Journal of Pathology 2012; 228: 575-585.

2. Chung KY, Cheng IKC, Ching AKK, Chu JH, Lai PBS, Wong N. Block of proliferation 1 (bop1) plays an oncogenic role in hepatocellular carcinoma by promoting epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition. Hepatology 2011; 54: 307-318.

3. Leung WKC, Ching AKK, Chan AWH, Poon TCW, Mian H, Wong AST, To KF, Wong N. A novel interplay between oncogenic pftk1 protein kinase and tumor suppressor tagln2 in the control of liver cancer cell motility. Oncogene 2011; 30: 4464-4475.

4. Wong QWL, Ching AKK, Chan AWH, Choy KW, To KF, Lai PBS, Wong N. Mir-222 overexpression confers cell migratory advantages in hepatocellular carcinoma through enhancing akt signaling. Clinical Cancer Research 2010; 16: 867-875.

5. Wong QWL, Lung RWM, Law PTY, Lai PBS, Chan KYY, To KF, Wong N. Microrna-223 is commonly repressed in hepatocellular carcinoma and potentiates expression of stathmin1. Gastroenterology 2008; 135: 257-269.

6. Gho JWM, Ip WK, Chan KYY, Law PTY, Lai PBS, Wong N. Re-expression of transcription factor atf5 in hepatocellular carcinoma induces g(2)-m arrest. Cancer Research 2008; 68: 6743-6751.

7. Pang EYT, Bai AHC, To KF, Sy SMH, Wong NLY, Lai PBS, Squire JA, Wong N. Identification of pftaire protein kinase 1, a novel cell division cycle-2 related gene, in the motile phenotype of hepatocellular carcinoma cells. Hepatology 2007; 46: 436-445.

8. Poon TCW, Wong N, Lai PBS, Rattray M, Johnson PJ, Sung JJY. A tumor progression model for hepatocellular carcinoma: Bioinformatic analysis of genomic data. Gastroenterology 2006; 131: 1262-1270.

9. Sun TT, Co NN, Wong N. Pftk1 interacts with cyclin y to activate non-canonical wnt signaling in hepatocellular carcinoma. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications 2014; 449: 163-168.

10. Lai KP, Chen JW, He M, Ching AKK, Lau C, Lai PBS, To KF, Wong N. Overexpression of zfx confers self-renewal and chemoresistance properties in hepatocellular carcinoma. International Journal of Cancer 2014; 135: 1790-1799.

11. Lau CC, Sun TT, Ching AKK, He M, Li JW, Wong AM, Co NN, Chan AWH, Li PS, Lung RWM, Tong JHM, Lai PBS, Chan HLY, To KF, Chan TF, Wong N. Viral-human chimeric transcript predisposes risk to liver cancer development and progression. Cancer Cell 2014; 25: 335-349.

12. Qi YJ, Ward DG, Pang C, Wang QM, Wei WB, Ma J, Zhang J, Lou Q, Shimwell NJ, Martin A, Wong N, Chao WX, Wang M, Ma YF, Johnson PJ. Proteomic profiling of n-linked glycoproteins identifies cona-binding procathepsin d as a novel serum biomarker for hepatocellular carcinoma. Proteomics 2014; 14: 186-195.

13. Ling CC, Ng KTP, Shao Y, Geng W, Xiao JW, Liu H, Li CX, Liu XB, Ma YY, Yeung WH, Qi X, Yu J, Wong N, Zhai Y, Chan SC, Poon RTP, Lo CM, Man K. Post-transplant endothelial progenitor cell mobilization via cxcl10/cxcr3 signaling promotes liver tumor growth. Journal of Hepatology 2014; 60: 103-109.

14. Chung GTY, Lung RWM, Hui ABY, Yip KYL, Woo JKS, Chow C, Tong CYK, Lee SD, Yuen JWF, Lun SWM, Tso KKY, Wong N, Tsao SW, Yip TTC, Busson P, Kim H, Seo JS, O'Sullivan B, Liu FF, To KF, Lo KW. Identification of a recurrent transforming ubr5-znf423 fusion gene in ebv-associated nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Journal of Pathology 2013; 231: 158-167.

15. Yu J, Shen JY, Sun TT, Zhang X, Wong N. Obesity, insulin resistance, nash and hepatocellular carcinoma. Seminars in Cancer Biology 2013; 23: 483-491.

16. Li JW, Bolser D, Manske M, Giorgi FM, Vyahhi N, Usadel B, Clavijo BJ, Chan TF, Wong N, Zerbino D, Schneider MV. The ngs wikibook: A dynamic collaborative online training effort with long-term sustainability. Briefings in Bioinformatics 2013; 14: 548-555.

17. Law PTY, Qin H, Ching AKK, Lai KP, Co NN, He M, Lung RWM, Chan AWH, Chan TF, Wong N. Deep sequencing of small rna transcriptome reveals novel non-coding rnas in hepatocellular carcinoma. Journal of Hepatology 2013; 58: 1165-1173.

18. Li JW, Wan R, Yu CS, Co NN, Wong N, Chan TF. Viralfusionseq: Accurately discover viral integration events and reconstruct fusion transcripts at single-base resolution. Bioinformatics 2013; 29: 649-651.

19. Law PTY, Qin H, Chan TF, Wong N. Experimental verification of microrna targets is essential, prediction alone is insufficient. Carcinogenesis 2013; 34: 723-723.