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The long term goal of our research is to investigate the biochemical mechanisms of redox imbalance stress and its role in adult-onset metabolic syndrome. In particular, we are studying how mitochondrial redox sensitive proteins respond to redox imbalance stress and explore such responses as potential therapeutic targets for fighting aging-related metabolic diseases. Our current projects are focused on two NADH/NAD-dependent mitochondrial proteins: dihydrolipoamide dehydrogenase (DLDH) and complex I (NADH-ubiquinone oxidoreductase), both of which can be simultaneously analyzed by blue native gel electrophoresis and also show adaptive responses to NADH/NAD redox imbalance stress under pathophysiological conditions.
The DLDH project studies its adaptive response as a viable druggable target for induction of stroke- or hypoxia tolerance and the mechanisms of this protein’s oxidative modifications in redox signaling and neuroprotection.
The complex I project on studies the mechanisms of complex I adaptive hyperactivity observed in diabetic pancreas and other tissues with the goal of exploring strategies that down-regulating complex I hyperactivity by restoring NADH/NAD redox balance may serve as a therapeutic approach for treating diabetes mellitus.

Education/Academic qualification

MS in Biochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences

BS in Biochemistry, Peking University

PhD in Biochemistry, University of California at Berkeley

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Research Output

Antioxidative and hypoglycemic effect of ta-ermi extracts on streptozotocin-induced diabetes

Jing, S., Zhao, Z., Wu, J. & Yan, L. J., 2020, In : Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy. 13, p. 2147-2155 9 p.

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  • Editorial: Diabetes and Obesity Effects on Lung Function

    Chen, X. F., Yan, L. J., Lecube, A. & Tang, X., 16 Jul 2020, In : Frontiers in Endocrinology. 11, 462.

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    Effects of dietary 5-methoxyindole-2-carboxylic acid on brain functional recovery after ischemic stroke

    Sumien, N., Huang, R., Chen, Z., Vann, P. H., Wong, J. M., Li, W., Yang, S., Forster, M. J. & Yan, L. J., 27 Jan 2020, In : Behavioural Brain Research. 378, 112278.

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  • Effects of mesencephalic astrocyte-derived neurotrophic factor on cerebral angiogenesis in a rat model of cerebral ischemia

    Gao, B., Deng, J., Zhang, X., Sun, H., Jia, G., Li, J., Zhang, K., Wan, C., Wang, L., Yan, L. J., Cai, Z. & Ma, J., 10 Jan 2020, In : Neuroscience letters. 715, p. 134657 1 p.

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    Neuroprotection of Cyperus esculentus L. orientin against cerebral ischemia/reperfusion induced brain injury

    Jing, S. Q., Wang, S. S., Zhong, R. M., Zhang, J. Y., Wu, J. Z., Tu, Y. X., Pu, Y. & Yan, L. J., 1 Mar 2020, In : Neural Regeneration Research. 15, 3, p. 548-556 9 p.

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