• Title Research Associate Professor, Abraham Laboratory
  • Education PhD: University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign.
    Postdoctoral training: The Scripps Research Institute and University of Minnesota,
  • Office K3
  • Area of Interest Aging and Alzheimer’s disease, Klotho, drug discovery

I am interested in the research of normal brain aging and Alzheimer’s disease. My research interests are the mechanisms of the anti-aging protein, Klotho functions in the brain. My research is aimed to 1) Discovery of Klotho enhancing compounds. 2) Study the structure function of Klotho and identify the proteases responsible for Klotho shedding. 3) Decipher the role of Klotho in brain aging and identify the receptor for this anti-aging gene. 4) Study the mechanisms of Klotho effects on myelination. 5) Lowering Abeta production with a small molecular inhibitor of Alzheimer’s precursor protein dimerization.

  1. Zeldich E, Chen CD, Avila R, Medicetty S, Abraham CR. The Anti-Aging Protein Klotho Enhances Remyelination Following Cuprizone-Induced Demyelination. J Mol Neurosci. 2015 Oct; 57(2):185-96. PMID: 26067431.
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  2. Chen CD, Tung TY, Liang J, Zeldich E, Tucker Zhou TB, Turk BE, Abraham CR. Identification of cleavage sites leading to the shed form of the anti-aging protein klotho. Biochemistry. 2014 Sep 2; 53(34):5579-87. PMID: 25110992.
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  3. Zeldich E, Chen CD, Colvin TA, Bove-Fenderson EA, Liang J, Tucker Zhou TB, Harris DA, Abraham CR. The neuroprotective effect of Klotho is mediated via regulation of members of the redox system. J Biol Chem. 2014 Aug 29; 289(35):24700-15. PMID: 25037225.
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  4. Chen CD, Li H, Liang J, Hixson K, Zeldich E, Abraham CR. The anti-aging and tumor suppressor protein Klotho enhances differentiation of a human oligodendrocytic hybrid cell line. J Mol Neurosci. 2015 Jan; 55(1):76-90. PMID: 24907942.
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  5. So PP, Khodr CE, Chen CD, Abraham CR. Comparable dimerization found in wildtype and familial Alzheimer’s disease amyloid precursor protein mutants. Am J Neurodegener Dis. 2013; 2(1):15-28. PMID: 23515184.
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  6. Chen CD, Sloane JA, Li H, Aytan N, Giannaris EL, Zeldich E, Hinman JD, Dedeoglu A, Rosene DL, Bansal R, Luebke JI, Kuro-o M, Abraham CR. The antiaging protein Klotho enhances oligodendrocyte maturation and myelination of the CNS. J Neurosci. 2013 Jan 30; 33(5):1927-39. PMID: 23365232.
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  7. So PP, Zeldich E, Seyb KI, Huang MM, Concannon JB, King GD, Chen CD, Cuny GD, Glicksman MA, Abraham CR. Lowering of amyloid beta peptide production with a small molecule inhibitor of amyloid-ß precursor protein dimerization. Am J Neurodegener Dis. 2012; 1(1):75-87. PMID: 22822474.
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  8. So PP, Chen CD, Abraham CR. Detection of amyloid-ß protein precursor homo-interactions using beta-galactosidase enzyme fragment complementation. J Alzheimers Dis. 2011; 26(4):647-55. PMID: 21694460.
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  9. Oh SY, Chen CD, Abraham CR. Cell-type dependent modulation of Notch signaling by the amyloid precursor protein. J Neurochem. 2010 Apr; 113(1):262-74. PMID: 20089128.
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  10. Zerbinatti CV, Cordy JM, Chen CD, Guillily M, Suon S, Ray WJ, Seabrook GR, Abraham CR, Wolozin B. Oxysterol-binding protein-1 (OSBP1) modulates processing and trafficking of the amyloid precursor protein. Mol Neurodegener. 2008; 3:5. PMID: 18348724.
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