Su-Ju Lin

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Associate Professor

Departments

Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

Offices and Labs

342 BRIGGS HALL
(530) 754-6081
(530) 754-6082

Degrees

2003 Biology Postdoctoral Fellow-Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1997 PhD Toxicological Sciences Johns Hopkins University
1991 BA Environmental Health Sciences National Taiwan University

Research Interests

Regulation of NAD+ metabolism

Molecular mechanisms of Calorie Restriction and Aging

Awards

1997-1998 Anna Fuller Fund for Cancer Research Fellowship
1999-2002 Individual National Research Service Award
2004-2008 Ellison Medical Foundation New Scholar in Aging

Department and Center Affiliations

UC Davis Cancer Center

ProfessionalSocieties

Genetic Society of America
The American Society for Biochemistry

CBS Grad Group Affiliations

Integrated Genetics and Genomics
Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology

Specialties / Focus

Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
  • Metabolism and Molecular Physiology
  • Signal Transduction and Gene Regulation

Graduate Groups not Housed in CBS

Microbiology

Publications

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  • S. -J. Lin, P. Defossez and L. Guarente. (2000) Life span extension by calorie restriction in S. cerevisiae requires SIR2 and NAD. Science 289:2126-8.
  • S. -J. Lin, M. Kaeberlein, A. A. Andalis, L. A. Sturtz, P.-A. Defossez, V. C. Culotta, G. R. Fink and L. Guarente (2002) Calorie restriction extends life span by shifting carbon toward respiration. Nature 418:344-348.
  • S. -J. Lin and L. Guarente (2003) NAD, a metabolic regulator of transcription, longevity and diseases. Current Opinion in Cell Biology 15:241-246.
  • S. -J. Lin, E. Ford, M. Haigis, G. Liszt and L. Guarente (2004) Calorie restriction extends life span by lowering the NADH levels. Genes and Development 18:12-16.
  • D. Lamming, M. Latorre, O. Medvedik, S. N. Wong, F. A. Tsang, C. Wang, S.-J. Lin* and D. A. Sinclair* (2005) HST2 mediates SIR2-independent lifespan extension by calorie restriction. Science 309:1861-64
  • L. Bordone, M. C. Motta, F. Picard, A. Robinson, U. S. Jhala, J. Apfeld, T. McDonagh, M. Lemieux, M. McBurney, E. J. Easlon, S.-J. Lin, and L. Guarente (2005) Sirt1 Regulates Insulin Secretion by Repressing UCP2 in Pancreatic ?-cells. PLoS Biol 4(2):e31.
  • S. -J. Lin (2006) Molecular Mechanisms of Longevity regulation and calorie restriction. In Nutritional Genomics (Editors: J. Kaput and R. L Rodriguez), pp207-219. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey.
  • S. -J. Lin and L. Guarente (2006) Increased life span due to calorie restriction in respiratory-deficient yeast. PLoS Genet 2, e33
  • D. A. Sinclair, S. -J. Lin and L. Guarente (2006) Life-span extension in yeast. Science 312, 195-197.
  • E. Easlon, F. Tsang, I. Dilova, C. Wang, S-P Lu, C. Skinner and S-J Lin. (2007) The Dihydrolipoamide Acetyltransferase Is A Novel Metabolic Longevity Factor And Is Required For Calorie Restriction Mediated Life Span Extension. J. Biol.Chem. 282:6161-71
  • I. Dilova, E. Easlon and S.-J. Lin (2007) Calorie Restriction and the Nutrient Sensing Signaling Pathways. Cell Mol Life Sci, 64:752-767.
  • S. -J. Lin and D. Sinclair (2008) Molecular mechanism of aging - insights from yeast. In The Molecular Biology of Aging (Editors: L. Guarente, L. Partridge, and D.Wallace), pp483-516. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press
  • E. Easlon, F. Tsang, C. Skinner, C. Wang and S-J Lin (2008) The malate-aspartate NADH shuttle components are novel metabolic longevity regulators required for calorie restriction mediated life span extension in yeast. Genes and Development 22:931-944
  • D. Chen, J. Bruno, E. Easlon, S.-J. Lin, F. Alt and L. Guarente (2008) Tissue-specific Regulation of SIRT1 by Calorie Restriction. Genes and Development 22:1753-7
  • J. L. Sporty, Md. M. Kabir, K. W. Turteltaub, T. Ognibene, S.-J. Lin, and G. Bench. (2008) Single sample extraction protocol for quantification of NAD and NADH redox states in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Journal of Separation Science 31:3202-3211
  • D. Chen, A. D. Steele, G. Hutter, J. Bruno, A. Govindarajan, E. Easlon, S.-J. Lin, A. Aguzzi, S. Lindquist and L. Guarente (2008) Calorie Restriction and SIRT1 Depletion Delay the Onset of Prion Disease. Experimental Gerontology 43:1086-1093
  • J. Sporty, S. J. Lin, M. Kato, T. Ognibene, B. Stewart, K. Turteltaub, and G. Bench (2009) Quantitation of NAD(+) biosynthesis from the salvage pathway in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Yeast. (PMID: 19399913)
  • S. P. Lu, M. Kato, and S. J. Lin (2009) Assimilation of Endogenous Nicotinamide Riboside Is Essential for Calorie Restriction-mediated Life Span Extension in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. J Biol Chem 284:17110-9. (PMID: 19416965)
  • C. Wang, C. Skinner, E. Easlon and S. -J. Lin (2009) Deleting the 14-3-3 Protein Bmh1 Extends Life Span in Saccharomyces cerevisiae by Increasing Stress Response. Genetics 183:1373-84. (PMID:19805817)
  • S.-P. Lu and S.-J. Lin (2010) Regulation of Yeast Sirtuins by NAD+ Metabolism and Calorie Restriction. Biochim Biophys Acta 1804:1567-1575 (PMC2886167)
  • C. Skinner and S. J. Lin (2010) Effects of calorie restriction on life span of microorganisms. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 88: 817-28. (PMC2944023)
  • B. Li, C. Skinner, P. Castello, M. Kato, E. Easlon, L. Xie, T. Li, S. P. Lu, C. Wang, F. Tsang, R. Poyton and S.-J. Lin (2011) Identification of potential calorie restriction-mimicking yeast mutants with increased mitochondrial respiratory chain and nitric oxide levels. Journal of Aging Research 2011:673185. (PMC3092605)
  • Lu S. P. and S. -J. Lin (2011) Phosphate responsive signaling pathway is a novel component of NAD+ metabolism in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. J. Biol Chem. 286:14271-81. (PMC3077628).
  • C. Skinner and S. -J. Lin (2012) Calorie Restriction, Mitochondria and Longevity in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. In Mitochondrial Signaling in Health and Disease (Oxidative Stress and Disease), pp301-320 (Editors: Sten Orrenius, Lester Packer and Enrique Cadenas)

Labs

323 Briggs
  • Graduate students: Michiko Kato (MGG), Felicia Tsang (BMCDB)

Courses

BIS 104 Regulation of cell function (Winter,Spring)
MIC 91/191 Introduction to Research (Spring)
MIC 170 Yeast Molecular Genetics (spring)