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My laboratory focuses on the development of research/therapeutic strategies to slow premature brain aging resulting from a chronic use of drugs of dependence such as benzodiazepine (BZD, an antianxiety medication) and alcohol, and withdrawal stress from the substances.
Currently, we investigate whether BZD administration to mice elevates/alters the production of neurotoxic amyloid beta, amyloid beta-producing gamma-secretase, and peripheral BZD receptors. We also investigate whether these changes mediate aging-like behavioral signs such as movement and cognition deficits. We are planning to test whether the aging-like effects of BZD will be attenuated by training mice with moderately low oxygen. Our study may help understand how to minimize accelerated brain aging associated with substance misuse.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD in Pharmacology, UNT Health Science Center

MS in Pharmacology, UNT Health Science Center

MS in Pharmacy, Ewha University

BS in Pharmacy, Ewha University

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Projects 2010 2018

Research Output 1995 2018

  • 573 Citations
  • 15 h-Index
  • 33 Article
  • 4 Review article
  • 1 Short survey
2 Citations (Scopus)

Chronic benzodiazepine suppresses translocator protein and elevates amyloid β in mice

Tan, S., Metzger, D. B. & Jung, M. E., Sep 2018, In : Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior. 172, p. 59-67 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Amyloidogenic Proteins
4 Citations (Scopus)
Glutamic Acid
Oxidative Stress
Adenosine Triphosphate
6 Citations (Scopus)
Amyloid Precursor Protein Secretases
Heat-Shock Proteins
7 Citations (Scopus)

A sex difference in oxidative stress and behavioral suppression induced by ethanol withdrawal in rats

Jung, M. E. & Metzger, D. B., 1 Nov 2016, In : Behavioural Brain Research. 314, p. 199-214 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sex Characteristics
Oxidative Stress
Electron Transport Complex IV
2 Citations (Scopus)

The role of presenilin-1 in the excitotoxicity of ethanol withdrawal

Jung, M. E., Metzger, D. B. & Das, H. K., Sep 2016, In : Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. 358, 3, p. 516-526 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Glutamic Acid
Dizocilpine Maleate
Amyloid Precursor Protein Secretases