Ci-Di Chen, PhD
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Boston University
Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research

PhD, University of Illinois
MS, University of Illinois
MS, National Institute of Biological Sciences (NIBS)




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.

Research Associate Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Biochemistry



2010 ELLISON FOUNDATION


The Significance of APP Dimerization in Alzheimer’s Disease
09/01/2006 - 08/31/2009 (Co-PI)
Alzheimer's Association



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  1. Chen CD, Li Y, Chen AK, Rudy MA, Nasse JS, Zeldich E, Polanco TJ, Abraham CR. Identification of the cleavage sites leading to the shed forms of human and mouse anti-aging and cognition-enhancing protein Klotho. PLoS One. 2020; 15(1):e0226382.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31929539
     
  2. Zeldich E, Chen CD, Boden E, Howat B, Nasse JS, Zeldich D, Lambert AG, Yuste A, Cherry JD, Mathias RM, Ma Q, Lau NC, McKee AC, Hatzipetros T, Abraham CR. Klotho Is Neuroprotective in the Superoxide Dismutase (SOD1G93A) Mouse Model of ALS. J Mol Neurosci. 2019 Oct; 69(2):264-285.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31250273
     
  3. Chen CD, Zeldich E, Khodr C, Camara K, Tung TY, Lauder EC, Mullen P, Polanco TJ, Liu YY, Zeldich D, Xia W, Van Nostrand WE, Brown LE, Porco JA, Abraham CR. Small Molecule Amyloid-ß Protein Precursor Processing Modulators Lower Amyloid-ß Peptide Levels via cKit Signaling. J Alzheimers Dis. 2019; 67(3):1089-1106.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30776010
     
  4. Chen CD, Zeldich E, Li Y, Yuste A, Abraham CR. Activation of the Anti-Aging and Cognition-Enhancing Gene Klotho by CRISPR-dCas9 Transcriptional Effector Complex. J Mol Neurosci. 2018 Feb; 64(2):175-184.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29352444
     
  5. Abraham CR, Mullen PC, Tucker-Zhou T, Chen CD, Zeldich E. Klotho Is a Neuroprotective and Cognition-Enhancing Protein. Vitam Horm. 2016; 101:215-38.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27125744; DOI: 10.1016/bs.vh.2016.02.004;
     
  6. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26067431; DOI: 10.1007/s12031-015-0598-2;
     
  7. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 25110992; PMCID: PMC4151695; DOI: 10.1021/bi500409n;
     
  8. Jun G, Asai H, Zeldich E, Drapeau E, Chen C, Chung J, Park JH, Kim S, Haroutunian V, Foroud T, Kuwano R, Haines JL, Pericak-Vance MA, Schellenberg GD, Lunetta KL, Kim JW, Buxbaum JD, Mayeux R, Ikezu T, Abraham CR, Farrer LA. PLXNA4 is associated with Alzheimer disease and modulates tau phosphorylation. Ann Neurol. 2014 Sep; 76(3):379-92.View Related Profiles. PMID: 25043464; DOI: 10.1002/ana.24219;
     
  9. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 25037225; PMCID: PMC4148892; DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M114.567321;
     
  10. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 24907942; DOI: 10.1007/s12031-014-0336-1;
     
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anti-aging; Alzheimer’s disease research; Klotho
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