Xudong Feng

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Microglial activation worsens neuronal loss and contributes to progressive neurological diseases like Parkinson's disease (PD). This inflammatory progression is countered by dynorphin (Dyn), the endogenous ligand of the kappa-opioid receptor (KOR). We show that microglial β-arrestin mediates the ability of Dyn/KOR to limit endotoxin-elicited production of(More)
Receptor-interacting protein (RIP140) is a transcription co-regulator highly expressed in macrophages to regulate inflammatory and metabolic processes. However, its implication in neurological, cognitive and emotional conditions, and the cellular systems relevant to its biological activity within the central nervous system are currently less clear. A(More)
Tolerance to endotoxins that is triggered by prior exposure to Toll-like receptor (TLR) ligands provides a mechanism with which to dampen inflammatory cytokines. The receptor-interacting protein RIP140 interacts with the transcription factor NF-κB to regulate the expression of genes encoding proinflammatory cytokines. Here we found lipopolysaccharide(More)
Maintaining pluripotency and indefinite self-renewal of embryonic stem cells requires a tight control of the expression of several key stemness factors, particularly Nanog and Oct4 transcription factors. The mammalian SWItch/Sucrose NonFermentable (SWI/SNF) complex contains Brg1 or Brm as its core subunit, along with Brg1-associated factors. Our previous(More)
Endotoxin tolerance (ET) triggered by prior exposure to Toll-like receptor (TLR) ligands provides a mechanism to dampen inflammatory cytokines. Receptor-interacting protein 140 (RIP140) interacts with NF-κB to regulate the expression of proinflammatory cytokine genes. We identify lipopolysaccharide (LPS) stimulation of Syk-mediated tyrosine phosphorylation(More)
Receptor-interacting protein 140 (RIP140) is highly expressed in the brain, and acts in neurons and microglia to affect emotional responses. The present study reveals an additional function of RIP140 in the brain, which is to regulate brain lipid homeostasis via its action in astrocytes. We found forced swim stress (FSS) significantly reduces the expression(More)
Inositol 1, 4, 5-trisphosphate receptor (IP3R)-mediated Ca(2+) release from the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) triggers many physiological responses in neurons, and when uncontrolled can cause ER stress that contributes to neurological disease. Here we show that the unfolded protein response (UPR) in neurons induces rapid translocation of nuclear(More)
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