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Zhenyuan Song Song

Assoicate Professor, Kinesiology and Nutrition

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1919 W. Taylor St., AHSB, 627 AHSB

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My research focuses on the investigation of pathogenesis of fatty liver diseases, including Alcoholic Liver Disease (ASH) and metabolic syndrome-associated Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) using both in vitro and in vivo models.

Selected Publications

“Nicotinamide ameliorates palmitate-induced ER stress in hepatocytes via cAMP/PKA/CREB pathway-dependent Sirt1 upregulation.”, Biochim Biophys Acta. 1853:2929-36, 2015.

“Rectification of impaired adipose tissue methylation status and lipolytic response contributes to hepatoprotective effect of betaine supplementation in a mouse model of alcoholic liver disease.”, The British Journal of Pharmacology 171:4073-86, 2014.

“Nrf2 activation-induced hepatic VLDL receptor overexpression in response to oxidative stress contributes to alcoholic liver disease in mice.”, Hepatology. 59:1381-92, 2014.

“Tert-butylhydroquinone (tBHQ) protects hepatocytes against lipotoxicity via inducing autophagy independently of Nrf2 activation. ”, BBA-Molecular and cell biology of lipids. 1841:22-33, 2014