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With TOR, less is more: a key role for the conserved nutrient-sensing TOR pathway in aging.
Target of rapamycin (TOR) is an evolutionarily conserved nutrient-sensing protein kinase that regulates growth and metabolism in all eukaryotic cells. Studies in flies, worms, yeast, and mice support… Expand
Osteoarthritis Pathogenesis: A Review of Molecular Mechanisms
- B. Xia, D. Chen, J. Zhang, Songfeng Hu, H. Jin, P. Tong
- Calcified Tissue International
- 14 October 2014
Osteoarthritis (OA), the most prevalent chronic joint disease, increases in prevalence with age, and affects majority of individuals over the age of 65 and is a leading musculoskeletal cause of… Expand
Germline signaling mediates the synergistically prolonged longevity produced by double mutations in daf-2 and rsks-1 in C. elegans.
Inhibition of DAF-2 (insulin-like growth factor 1 [IGF-1] receptor) or RSKS-1 (S6K), key molecules in the insulin/IGF-1 signaling (IIS) and target of rapamycin (TOR) pathways, respectively, extend… Expand
SOX9 Regulates Multiple Genes in Chondrocytes, Including Genes Encoding ECM Proteins, ECM Modification Enzymes, Receptors, and Transporters
The transcription factor SOX9 plays an essential role in determining the fate of several cell types and is a master factor in regulation of chondrocyte development. Our aim was to determine which… Expand
Life span extension via eIF4G inhibition is mediated by posttranscriptional remodeling of stress response gene expression in C. elegans.
Reducing protein synthesis slows growth and development but can increase adult life span. We demonstrate that knockdown of eukaryotic translation initiation factor 4G (eIF4G), which is downregulated… Expand
Potential clinical application of lncRNAs in non-small cell lung cancer
Lung cancer has been identified as one of the most prevalent and deadly tumors worldwide. In recent years, lncRNAs have been demonstrated to play a significant role in the development of lung cancer.… Expand
Structural characterization and antidiabetic activity of a glucopyranose-rich heteropolysaccharide from Catathelasma ventricosum.
- Yun-tao Liu, D. Chen, +9 authors Daiwen Chen
- Chemistry, Medicine
- Carbohydrate polymers
- 20 September 2016
Polysaccharides, which are the main bioactive constituents of edible mushrooms, have been shown to have a variety of useful biological activities. In this study, a polysaccharide fraction from the… Expand
A Systems Approach to Reverse Engineer Lifespan Extension by Dietary Restriction.
Dietary restriction (DR) is the most powerful natural means to extend lifespan. Although several genes can mediate responses to alternate DR regimens, no single genetic intervention has recapitulated… Expand
Supplementation with Major Royal-Jelly Proteins Increases Lifespan, Feeding, and Fecundity in Drosophila.
- Xiao-xuan Xin, Y. Chen, +7 authors L. Shen
- Biology, Medicine
- Journal of agricultural and food chemistry
- 15 July 2016
The major royal-jelly proteins (MRJPs) are the main constituents responsible for the specific physiological role of royal jelly (RJ) in honeybees. Male and female Drosophila flies were fed diets… Expand
Construction of a germline-specific RNAi tool in C. elegans
- Lina Zou, D. Wu, X. Zang, Zi Wang, Zixing Wu, D. Chen
- Biology, Medicine
- Scientific Reports
- 20 February 2019
Analysis of complex biological functions usually requires tissue-specific genetic manipulations in multicellular organisms. The C. elegans germline plays regulatory roles not only in reproduction,… Expand