Yalan Deng

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Insulin resistance is a major hallmark of metabolic syndromes, including Type 2 diabetes. Although numerous functions of SGK1 (serum- and glucocorticoid-regulated kinase 1) have been identified, a direct effect of SGK1 on insulin sensitivity has not been previously reported. In the present study, we generated liver-specific SGK1-knockout mice and found that(More)
—Feature selection is a process which chooses a subset from the original feature set according to some rules. The selected feature retains original physical meaning and provides a better understanding for the data and learning process. However, few modern feature selection approaches take the advantage of features' context information. Based on this(More)
OBJECTIVE Ovarian cancer is one of the most lethal gynecologic malignancies worldwide and with poor prognosis and survival rate in women. Identifying sensitive and specific molecular in carcinogenesis may improve diagnostic and therapeutic strategies for this malignancy and achieve a better clinical outcome. METHODS miR-760 expression in ovarian cancer(More)
Although many biological functions of activating transcription factor 4 (ATF4) have been identified, a role of hypothalamic ATF4 in the regulation of energy homeostasis is poorly understood. In this study, we showed that hypothalamic proopiomelanocortin (POMC) neuron-specific ATF4 knockout (PAKO) mice are lean and have higher energy expenditure.(More)
Although many functions of activating transcription factor 4 (ATF4) are identified, a role of ATF4 in the hypothalamus in regulating energy homeostasis is unknown. Here, we generated adult-onset agouti-related peptide neuron-specific ATF4 knockout (AgRP-ATF4 KO) mice and found that these mice were lean, with improved insulin and leptin sensitivity and(More)
ATF4 (activating transcription factor 4) is an important transcription factor that has many biological functions, while its role in hypothalamic POMC (pro-opiomelanocortin-α) neurons in the regulation of energy homeostasis has not been explored. We recently discovered that mice with an Atf4 deletion specific to POMC neurons (PAKO mice) are lean and have(More)
Although numerous functions of inositol-requiring enzyme 1α (IRE1α) have been identified, a role of IRE1α in pro-opiomelanocortin (POMC) neurons in the arcuate nucleus of the hypothalamus is largely unknown. Here, we showed that mice lacking IRE1α specifically in POMC neurons (PIKO) are lean and resistant to high-fat diet-induced obesity and obesity-related(More)
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