Yong-Sheng Chang

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While previous studies have investigated the determinants and consequences of online trust, online distrust has seldom been studied. Assuming that the positive antecedents of online trust are necessarily negative antecedents of online distrust or that positive consequences of online trust are necessarily negatively affected by online distrust is(More)
Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-gamma coactivator-1alpha (PGC-1alpha) is a key regulator of cellular energy metabolism and regulates processes such as adaptive thermogenesis, hepatic gluconeogenesis, fatty acid oxidation, and mitochondrial biogenesis by coactivating numerous nuclear receptors and transcription factors. Here, we demonstrate the(More)
Actin remodeling plays a crucial role in insulin-induced translocation of glucose transporter 4 (GLUT4) from the cytoplasm to the plasma membrane and subsequent glucose transport. Protein kinase C (PKC) zeta has been implicated in this translocation process, although the exact mechanism remains unknown. In this study, we investigated the effect of PKCzeta(More)
Sirtuins were originally defined as a family of oxidized nicotinamide adenine nucleotide (NAD+)-dependent enzymes that deacetylate lysine residues on various proteins. The sirtuins are remarkably conserved throughout evolution from archae to eukaryotes. They were named after their homology to the Saccharomyces cerevisiae gene silent information regulator 2(More)
Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a multigenic disease with evident genetic predisposition, and complex pathogenesis in which environmental and genetic factors interact. The disorder of body utilization glucose is a crucial reason for causing diabetes. Atypical PKCs, belonging to Ser/Thr protein kinase, have many important biological functions in vivo, and may be(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the differential patterns of gene expression in skeletal muscle and adipose tissue between type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients and healthy subjects using DNA microarray analysis. METHODS T2DM patiens were divided into female group, young male group and old male group. DNA microarray analysis and quantitative real-time PCR were(More)
Cytoskeleton plays an important role in glucose regulation, mainly in the following three aspects. First, cytoskeleton regulates insulin secretion by guiding intracellular transport of insulin-containing vesicles and regulating release of insulin. Second, cytoskeleton is involved in insulin action by regulating distribution of insulin receptor substrate,(More)
Protein kinase Czeta (PKCzeta) is a member of the PKC family, serving downstream of insulin receptor and phosphatidylinositol (PI) 3-kinase. Many evidences suggest that PKCzeta plays a very important role in activating glucose transport response. Not only insulin but also glucose and exercise can activate PKCzeta through diverse pathways. PKCzeta activation(More)
The disorders of DNA and histone methylation have a close relationship with the development and progression of tumors. Epigenetic regulation is critical in maintaining the stability and integrity of the expression profiles of different cell types by modifying DNA methylation and histone methylation. However, the abnormal changes of methylation often result(More)