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    Min Wei, PhD

    TitleResearch Assistant Professor
    SchoolSchool of Gerontology
    DepartmentGerontology
    AddressGER 329
    University Park Campus
    Los Angeles California 90089-0191
    Phone+1 213 740 1755
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      1. Cheng CW, Villani V, Buono R, Wei M, Kumar S, Yilmaz OH, Cohen P, Sneddon JB, Perin L, Longo VD. Fasting-Mimicking Diet Promotes Ngn3-Driven ß-Cell Regeneration to Reverse Diabetes. Cell. 2017 Feb 23; 168(5):775-788.e12. PMID: 28235195.
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      2. Wei M, Brandhorst S, Shelehchi M, Mirzaei H, Cheng CW, Budniak J, Groshen S, Mack WJ, Guen E, Di Biase S, Cohen P, Morgan TE, Dorff T, Hong K, Michalsen A, Laviano A, Longo VD. Fasting-mimicking diet and markers/risk factors for aging, diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular disease. Sci Transl Med. 2017 Feb 15; 9(377). PMID: 28202779.
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      3. Nashiro K, Guevara-Aguirre J, Braskie MN, Hafzalla GW, Velasco R, Balasubramian P, Wei M, Thompson PM, Mather M, Nelson MD, Guevara A, Teran E, Longo VD. Brain structure and function associated with younger adults in growth hormone receptor deficient humans. J Neurosci. 2017 Jan 10. PMID: 28073935.
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      4. Di Biase S, Lee C, Brandhorst S, Manes B, Buono R, Cheng CW, Cacciottolo M, Martin-Montalvo A, de Cabo R, Wei M, Morgan TE, Longo VD. Fasting-Mimicking Diet Reduces HO-1 to Promote T Cell-Mediated Tumor Cytotoxicity. Cancer Cell. 2016 Jul 11; 30(1):136-46. PMID: 27411588.
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      5. Dorff TB, Groshen S, Garcia A, Shah M, Tsao-Wei D, Pham H, Cheng CW, Brandhorst S, Cohen P, Wei M, Longo V, Quinn DI. Safety and feasibility of fasting in combination with platinum-based chemotherapy. BMC Cancer. 2016; 16(1):360. PMID: 27282289.
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      6. Choi IY, Piccio L, Childress P, Bollman B, Ghosh A, Brandhorst S, Suarez J, Michalsen A, Cross AH, Morgan TE, Wei M, Paul F, Bock M, Longo VD. A Diet Mimicking Fasting Promotes Regeneration and Reduces Autoimmunity and Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms. Cell Rep. 2016 Jun 7; 15(10):2136-46. PMID: 27239035.
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      7. Brandhorst S, Choi IY, Wei M, Cheng CW, Sedrakyan S, Navarrete G, Dubeau L, Yap LP, Park R, Vinciguerra M, Di Biase S, Mirzaei H, Mirisola MG, Childress P, Ji L, Groshen S, Penna F, Odetti P, Perin L, Conti PS, Ikeno Y, Kennedy BK, Cohen P, Morgan TE, Dorff TB, Longo VD. A Periodic Diet that Mimics Fasting Promotes Multi-System Regeneration, Enhanced Cognitive Performance, and Healthspan. Cell Metab. 2015 Jul 7; 22(1):86-99. PMID: 26094889.
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      8. Shim HS, Wei M, Brandhorst S, Longo VD. Starvation Promotes REV1 SUMOylation and p53-Dependent Sensitization of Melanoma and Breast Cancer Cells. Cancer Res. 2015 Mar 15; 75(6):1056-67. PMID: 25614517.
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      9. Cheng CW, Adams GB, Perin L, Wei M, Zhou X, Lam BS, Da Sacco S, Mirisola M, Quinn DI, Dorff TB, Kopchick JJ, Longo VD. Prolonged Fasting Reduces IGF-1/PKA to Promote Hematopoietic-Stem-Cell-Based Regeneration and Reverse Immunosuppression. Cell Stem Cell. 2014 Jun 5; 14(6):810-23. PMID: 24905167.
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      10. Hu J, Wei M, Mirzaei H, Madia F, Mirisola M, Amparo C, Chagoury S, Kennedy B, Longo VD. Tor-Sch9 deficiency activates catabolism of the ketone body-like acetic acid to promote trehalose accumulation and longevity. Aging Cell. 2014 Jun; 13(3):457-67. PMID: 24649827.
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      11. Levine ME, Suarez JA, Brandhorst S, Balasubramanian P, Cheng CW, Madia F, Fontana L, Mirisola MG, Guevara-Aguirre J, Wan J, Passarino G, Kennedy BK, Wei M, Cohen P, Crimmins EM, Longo VD. Low Protein Intake Is Associated with a Major Reduction in IGF-1, Cancer, and Overall Mortality in the 65 and Younger but Not Older Population. Cell Metab. 2014 Mar 4; 19(3):407-17. PMID: 24606898.
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      12. Parrella E, Maxim T, Maialetti F, Zhang L, Wan J, Wei M, Cohen P, Fontana L, Longo VD. Protein restriction cycles reduce IGF-1 and phosphorylated Tau, and improve behavioral performance in an Alzheimer's disease mouse model. Aging Cell. 2013 Apr; 12(2):257-68. PMID: 23362919.
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      13. Brandhorst S, Wei M, Hwang S, Morgan TE, Longo VD. Short-term calorie and protein restriction provide partial protection from chemotoxicity but do not delay glioma progression. Exp Gerontol. 2013 Oct; 48(10):1120-8. PMID: 23454633.
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      14. Hu J, Wei M, Mirisola MG, Longo VD. Assessing chronological aging in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Methods Mol Biol. 2013; 965:463-72. PMID: 23296677.
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      15. Safdie F, Brandhorst S, Wei M, Wang W, Lee C, Hwang S, Conti PS, Chen TC, Longo VD. Fasting enhances the response of glioma to chemo- and radiotherapy. PLoS One. 2012; 7(9):e44603. PMID: 22984531.
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      16. Lee C, Raffaghello L, Brandhorst S, Safdie FM, Bianchi G, Martin-Montalvo A, Pistoia V, Wei M, Hwang S, Merlino A, Emionite L, de Cabo R, Longo VD. Fasting cycles retard growth of tumors and sensitize a range of cancer cell types to chemotherapy. Sci Transl Med. 2012 Mar 7; 4(124):124ra27. PMID: 22323820.
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      17. Wei M, Madia F, Longo VD. Studying age-dependent genomic instability using the S. cerevisiae chronological lifespan model. J Vis Exp. 2011; (55). PMID: 21989366.
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      18. Fabrizio P, Hoon S, Shamalnasab M, Galbani A, Wei M, Giaever G, Nislow C, Longo VD. Genome-wide screen in Saccharomyces cerevisiae identifies vacuolar protein sorting, autophagy, biosynthetic, and tRNA methylation genes involved in life span regulation. PLoS Genet. 2010 Jul; 6(7):e1001024. PMID: 20657825.
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      19. Lee C, Safdie FM, Raffaghello L, Wei M, Madia F, Parrella E, Hwang D, Cohen P, Bianchi G, Longo VD. Reduced levels of IGF-I mediate differential protection of normal and cancer cells in response to fasting and improve chemotherapeutic index. Cancer Res. 2010 Feb 15; 70(4):1564-72. PMID: 20145127.
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      20. Safdie FM, Dorff T, Quinn D, Fontana L, Wei M, Lee C, Cohen P, Longo VD. Fasting and cancer treatment in humans: A case series report. Aging (Albany NY). 2009 Dec; 1(12):988-1007. PMID: 20157582.
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      21. Ge H, Wei M, Fabrizio P, Hu J, Cheng C, Longo VD, Li LM. Comparative analyses of time-course gene expression profiles of the long-lived sch9Delta mutant. Nucleic Acids Res. 2010 Jan; 38(1):143-58. PMID: 19880387.
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      22. Madia F, Wei M, Yuan V, Hu J, Gattazzo C, Pham P, Goodman MF, Longo VD. Oncogene homologue Sch9 promotes age-dependent mutations by a superoxide and Rev1/Polzeta-dependent mechanism. J Cell Biol. 2009 Aug 24; 186(4):509-23. PMID: 19687253.
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      23. Wei M, Fabrizio P, Madia F, Hu J, Ge H, Li LM, Longo VD. Tor1/Sch9-regulated carbon source substitution is as effective as calorie restriction in life span extension. PLoS Genet. 2009 May; 5(5):e1000467. PMID: 19424415.
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      24. Wong AM, Rozovsky I, Arimoto JM, Du Y, Wei M, Morgan TE, Finch CE. Progesterone influence on neurite outgrowth involves microglia. Endocrinology. 2009 Jan; 150(1):324-32. PMID: 18772232.
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      25. Raffaghello L, Lee C, Safdie FM, Wei M, Madia F, Bianchi G, Longo VD. Starvation-dependent differential stress resistance protects normal but not cancer cells against high-dose chemotherapy. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008 Jun 17; 105(24):8215-20. PMID: 18378900.
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      26. Madia F, Gattazzo C, Wei M, Fabrizio P, Burhans WC, Weinberger M, Galbani A, Smith JR, Nguyen C, Huey S, Comai L, Longo VD. Longevity mutation in SCH9 prevents recombination errors and premature genomic instability in a Werner/Bloom model system. J Cell Biol. 2008 Jan 14; 180(1):67-81. PMID: 18195102.
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      27. Wei M, Fabrizio P, Hu J, Ge H, Cheng C, Li L, Longo VD. Life span extension by calorie restriction depends on Rim15 and transcription factors downstream of Ras/PKA, Tor, and Sch9. PLoS Genet. 2008 Jan; 4(1):e13. PMID: 18225956.
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      28. Cheng C, Fabrizio P, Ge H, Wei M, Longo VD, Li LM. Significant and systematic expression differentiation in long-lived yeast strains. PLoS One. 2007; 2(10):e1095. PMID: 17971858.
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      29. Wong AM, Patel NV, Patel NK, Wei M, Morgan TE, de Beer MC, de Villiers WJ, Finch CE. Macrosialin increases during normal brain aging are attenuated by caloric restriction. Neurosci Lett. 2005 Dec 23; 390(2):76-80. PMID: 16157452.
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      30. Fabrizio P, Gattazzo C, Battistella L, Wei M, Cheng C, McGrew K, Longo VD. Sir2 blocks extreme life-span extension. Cell. 2005 Nov 18; 123(4):655-67. PMID: 16286010.
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      31. Rozovsky I, Wei M, Morgan TE, Finch CE. Reversible age impairments in neurite outgrowth by manipulations of astrocytic GFAP. Neurobiol Aging. 2005 May; 26(5):705-15. PMID: 15708446.
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      32. Patel NV, Wei M, Wong A, Finch CE, Morgan TE. Progressive changes in regulation of apolipoproteins E and J in glial cultures during postnatal development and aging. Neurosci Lett. 2004 Nov 23; 371(2-3):199-204. PMID: 15519757.
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      33. Xie Z, Wei M, Morgan TE, Fabrizio P, Han D, Finch CE, Longo VD. Peroxynitrite mediates neurotoxicity of amyloid beta-peptide1-42- and lipopolysaccharide-activated microglia. J Neurosci. 2002 May 1; 22(9):3484-92. PMID: 11978825.
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      34. Rozovsky I, Wei M, Stone DJ, Zanjani H, Anderson CP, Morgan TE, Finch CE. Estradiol (E2) enhances neurite outgrowth by repressing glial fibrillary acidic protein expression and reorganizing laminin. Endocrinology. 2002 Feb; 143(2):636-46. PMID: 11796520.
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