N. W. Chang

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The cytoplasmically inherited microorganism Wolbachia pipientis behaves like a sexually selected trait in its host, the flour beetle Tribolium confusum, enhancing male fertility at the expense of female fecundity. Here we show that infected females have fewer offspring than uninfected females but infected males have a large fertility advantage over(More)
The accumulation of a large amount of amyloid-β (Aβ42) in brain neurons is one of the debilitating characteristics of Alzheimer’s disease. In this study, we determined the effects of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor alpha (PPARα) activation on neuronal degeneration using a model of Aβ42-induced cytotoxicity. We found that 0.5 μM Aβ42 induced DNA(More)
In order to test whether monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA, M) would lower plasma cholesterol and/or triglycerides (TG), 14 young men were studied in a metabolism ward. They were given two experimental diets with the same P/S ratio (P: polyunsaturated; S:saturated fatty acids) but different P + M/S ratios in composition of dietary fatty acids. Six men were(More)
One anticancer strategy suggests targeting mitochondrial metabolism to trigger cell death through slowing down energy production from the Warburg effect. Fenofibrate is a clinical lipid-lowering agent and an effective anticancer drug. In the present study, we demonstrate that fenofibrate provided novel mechanisms for delaying oral tumor development via the(More)
Metabolic reprogramming plays a crucial role in the development of cancer. The aim of this study was to explore the effect of fenofibrate, an agonist of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor alpha (PPARα), on gene expression profiles of mitochondrial energy metabolism. Our results showed that PPARα expression was negatively correlated with tumor(More)
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