Cheng-yuan Song

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Autophagy is a degradative modality that involves intracellular elimination of proteins and organelles by lysosomes. It is a conservative process and plays a crucial role in cell growth and development, and keeping cellular homeostasis especially under stress-induced situations. Recently, increasing evidence suggests that autophagic alternations may(More)
Osteoporosis is a serious social issue nowadays. Both the high morbidity and its common complication osteoporotic fracture load a heavy burden on the whole society. The adipose tissue is the biggest endocrinology organ that has a different function on the bone. The adipocytes are differentiated from the same cell lineage with osteoblast, and they can(More)
SNCA is a pathogenic gene identified in rare familial PD, and over-expression of SNCA was suggested in the pathogenesis of familial and sporadic PD. Rep1 polymorphism of SNCA was associated with susceptibility to sporadic PD and SNCA expression in intro and in vivo. Hypomethylation in SNCA intron-1 was associated with increased SNCA expression and was(More)
BACKGROUND Eukaryotic translation initiation factor 4-gamma 1 (EIF4G1) gene mutations have recently been reported in autosomal dominant, late-onset Parkinson's disease (LOPD). We carried out genetic analysis to determine the prevalence of EIF4G1 variants in an ethnic Chinese population and to better understand the association between EIF4G1 and PD. (More)
Vaspin (visceral adipose tissue-derived serine protease inhibitor) is a newly discovered adipokine that widely participates in diabetes mellitus, polycystic ovarian syndrome and other disorders of metabolism. However, the effect of vaspin on the regulation of osteogenesis and the mechanism responsible are still unclear. Here, we found that vaspin can(More)
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