Yousang Gwack

Yousang Gwack, PhD

Professor, Department of Physiology



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Scientific Interests

Ca(2+) signaling pathways are universally present and regulate processes ranging from cell differentiation to cell death or proliferation. Dr. Yousang Gwack's long-term research goal is to understand the physiological role of the calcium release-activated calcium (CRAC) channels at an organism level.

Highlighted Publications

Srikanth S, Jew M, Kim KD, Yee MK, Abramson J, Gwack Y. Junctate is a Ca2+-sensing structural component of Orai1 and stromal interaction molecule 1 (STIM1). Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 May 29;109(22):8682-7. Epub 2012 May 14

Kim KD, Srikanth S, Yee MK, Mock DC, Lawson GW, Gwack Y. ORAI1 deficiency impairs activated T cell death and enhances T cell survival. J Immunol. 2011 Oct 1;187(7):3620-30. Epub 2011 Aug 26

E X, Hwang S, Oh S, Lee JS, Jeong JH, Gwack Y, Kowalik TF, Sun R, Jung JU, Liang C. Viral Bcl-2-mediated evasion of autophagy aids chronic infection of gammaherpesvirus 68. PLoS Pathog. 2009 Oct;5(10):e1000609.

Gwack Y, Feske S, Srikanth S, Hogan PG, Rao A. Signalling to transcription: store-operated Ca2+ entry and NFAT activation in lymphocytes. Cell Calcium. 2007 Aug;42(2):145-56. Epub 2007 Jun 18.

Gwack Y, Srikanth S, Feske S, Cruz-Guilloty F, Oh-hora M, Neems DS, Hogan PG, Rao A. Biochemical and functional characterization of Orai proteins. J Biol Chem. 2007 Jun 1;282(22):16232-43. Epub 2007 Feb 9.