C.Y. Daniel Lee

C.Y. Daniel Lee
University of California, Los Angeles | UCLA · Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior

PhD

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In Huntington’s disease (HD), the mutant Huntingtin (mHTT) is postulated to mediate template-based aggregation that can propagate across cells. It has been difficult to quantitatively detect such pathological seeding activities in patient biosamples, e.g. cerebrospinal fluids (CSF), and study their correlation with the disease manifestation. Here w...
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Forward genetic screen, typically performed in invertebrates or mammalian cell lines, has been instrumental in discovering genes essential for neural function. In this issue of Neuron, Wertz et al. (2020) demonstrate the first viral-mediated, genome-wide screen to identify neuroprotective genes in wild-type and Huntington’s disease (HD) mouse brain...
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Variants of TREM2 are associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD). To study whether increasing TREM2 gene dosage could modify the disease pathogenesis, we developed BAC transgenic mice expressing human TREM2 (BAC-TREM2) in microglia. We found that elevated TREM2 expression reduced amyloid burden in the 5xFAD mouse model. Transcriptomic profiling demon...
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The nucleus is a critical subcellular compartment for the pathogenesis of polyglutamine disorders, including Huntington's disease (HD). Recent studies suggest the first 17-amino-acid domain (N17) of mutant huntingtin (mHTT) mediates its nuclear exclusion in cultured cells. Here, we test whether N17 could be a molecular determinant of nuclear mHTT p...
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This year (2013) marks the twentieth anniversary of the identification of the causal genetic mutation for Huntington's disease (HD), a landmark discovery that has heralded the study of the biological underpinnings of this most common dominantly inherited neurodegenerative disorder. Among the variety of model organisms used to study HD pathogenesis,...
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Alzheimer's disease (AD) is associated with impaired clearance of β-amyloid (Aβ) from the brain, a process normally facilitated by apolipoprotein E (apoE). ApoE expression is transcriptionally induced through the action of the nuclear receptors peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma and liver X receptors in coordination with retinoid X re...
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Allelic variation in the apolipoprotein E (APOE) gene is the major risk factor of sporadic Alzheimer's disease (AD). ApoE is the primary cholesterol carrier in the brain. Previously, we demonstrated that intracellular degradation of β-amyloid (Aβ) peptides by microglia is dramatically enhanced in the presence of apoE. However, the molecular mechani...
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Allelic variation in the apolipoprotein E (APOE) gene is the major risk factor of sporadic Alzheimer disease. ApoE is the primary cholesterol carrier in the brain. Previously, we demonstrated that intracellular degradation of β-amyloid (Aβ) peptides by microglia is dramatically enhanced in the presence of apoE. However, the molecular mechanisms sub...
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Alzheimer's disease (AD), the most prominent cause of senile dementia, is clinically characterized by the extracellular deposition of beta-amyloid (Abeta) and the intracellular neurofibrillary tangles. It has been well accepted that AD pathogenesis arises from perturbation in the homeostasis of Abeta in the brain. Abeta is normally produced at high...
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Alzheimer's disease is characterized by the progressive deposition of beta-amyloid (Abeta) within the brain parenchyma and its subsequent accumulation into senile plaques. Pathogenesis of the disease is associated with perturbations in Abeta homeostasis and the inefficient clearance of these soluble and insoluble peptides from the brain. Microglia...
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Apolipoprotein E is associated with age-related risk for Alzheimer's disease and plays critical roles in Abeta homeostasis. We report that ApoE plays a role in facilitating the proteolytic clearance of soluble Abeta from the brain. The endolytic degradation of Abeta peptides within microglia by neprilysin and related enzymes is dramatically enhance...
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Removal of apoptotic cells is an essential process for normal development and tissue maintenance. Importantly, apoptotic cells stimulate their phagocytosis by macrophages while actively suppressing inflammatory responses. Growth arrest specific gene 6 (Gas6) is involved in this process, bridging phosphatidylserine residues on the surface of apoptot...
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Dendritic cells (DC) are essential for the initiation of primary adaptive immune responses, and their functionality is strongly down-modulated by IL-10. Both innate and adaptive immune signals trigger the up-regulation of antiapoptotic Bcl-2 family members to facilitate the survival of DCs after maturation. However, whether IL-10 alters the express...
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Microglial interaction with extracellular beta-amyloid fibrils (fAbeta) is mediated through an ensemble of cell surface receptors, including the B-class scavenger receptor CD36, the alpha(6)beta(1)-integrin, and the integrin-associated protein/CD47. The binding of fAbeta to this receptor complex has been shown to drive a tyrosine kinase-based signa...
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Lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) and sphingosine 1-phosphate (S-1-P) are both low molecular weight lysophospholipid (LPL) ligands that are recognized by the Edg family of G protein-coupled receptors. In endothelial cells, these two ligands activate Edg receptors, resulting in cell proliferation and cell migration. The intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (...
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It is well known that traumatic injuries of the CNS induce a gliotic reaction, characterized by the presence of reactive astrocytes. Reactive astrocytes exhibit enhanced expression of the astrocyte-specific intermediate filament, glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP), hypertrophy, and thickened processes. Recently, we have demonstrated that injuri...

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