Karen Ting Chang, PhD

Title(s)Associate Professor of Physiology and Neuroscience
SchoolKeck School of Medicine of Usc
AddressZNI 219, 1501 San Pablo Street
Health Sciences Campus
Los Angeles CA 90033
Phone+1 323 442 1871
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    Molecular mechanisms underlying activity-induced synaptic remodeling
    NIH R01NS102260Jul 1, 2018 - Jun 30, 2023
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Innate Immune IL-10/STAT3 Signaling in Alzheimer's Disease
    NIH RF1AG053982Sep 1, 2017 - Mar 31, 2022
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    (PQ#9): Altered mitochondrial transport and chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy
    NIH R21CA215985Apr 1, 2017 - Mar 31, 2020
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Role of DYRK1A/MNB in synaptic growth and function
    NIH R01NS080946Jul 16, 2013 - May 31, 2023
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Peripheral TGF-beta Pathway Inhibitor Therapy in Alzheimer's Rats
    NIH R01NS076794Jun 1, 2011 - May 31, 2022
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    Role of nebula/DSCR1 in mitochondria
    NIH R00NS052524Sep 19, 2007 - Aug 31, 2013
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Role of nebula/DSCR1 in mitochondria
    NIH K99NS052524Sep 19, 2007 - Aug 31, 2009
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Identification of secretory autophagy as a mechanism modulating activity-induced synaptic remodeling. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2024 Apr 16; 121(16):e2315958121. Chang YC, Gao Y, Lee JY, Peng YJ, Langen J, Chang KT. PMID: 38588427.
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    2. Identification of secretory autophagy as a novel mechanism modulating activity-induced synaptic remodeling. bioRxiv. 2023 Oct 06. Chang YC, Gao Y, Lee JY, Langen J, Chang KT. PMID: 38328055; PMCID: PMC10849665.
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    3. Minibrain kinase and calcineurin coordinate activity-dependent bulk endocytosis through synaptojanin. J Cell Biol. 2021; 12(220):e202011028. Yi-Jheng Peng, Junhua Geng, Ying Wu, Cristian Pinales, Jennifer Langen, Yen-Ching Chang, Christopher Buser, Karen T Chang. .
    4. Minibrain kinase and calcineurin coordinate activity-dependent bulk endocytosis through synaptojanin. J Cell Biol. 2021 12 06; 220(12). Peng YJ, Geng J, Wu Y, Pinales C, Langen J, Chang YC, Buser C, Chang KT. PMID: 34596663; PMCID: PMC8491876.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 3     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    5. DSCR1 upregulation enhances dural meningeal lymphatic drainage to attenuate amyloid pathology of Alzheimer's disease. J Pathol. 2021 11; 255(3):296-310. Choi C, Park J, Kim H, Chang KT, Park J, Min KT. PMID: 34312845.
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    6. DSCR1‐mediated TET1 splicing regulates miR‐124 expression to control adult hippocampal neurogenesis. EMBO J. 2019; 14(38):e101293. Chiyeol Choi, Taehoon Kim, Karen T Chang, Kyung-Tai Min. View Publication.
    7. Activity-Induced Synaptic Structural Modifications by an Activator of Integrin Signaling at the Drosophila Neuromuscular Junction. J Neurosci. 2017 03 22; 37(12):3246-3263. Lee JY, Geng J, Lee J, Wang AR, Chang KT. PMID: 28219985; PMCID: PMC5373117.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 6     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    8. Phosphorylation of Synaptojanin Differentially Regulates Endocytosis of Functionally Distinct Synaptic Vesicle Pools. J Neurosci. 2016 08 24; 36(34):8882-94. Geng J, Wang L, Lee JY, Chen CK, Chang KT. PMID: 27559170; PMCID: PMC4995302.
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    9. Maintenance of Stem Cell Niche Integrity by a Novel Activator of Integrin Signaling. PLoS Genet. 2016 05; 12(5):e1006043. Lee JY, Chen JY, Shaw JL, Chang KT. PMID: 27191715; PMCID: PMC4871447.
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    10. DSCR1 is required for both axonal growth cone extension and steering. J Cell Biol. 2016 05 23; 213(4):451-62. Wang W, Rai A, Hur EM, Smilansky Z, Chang KT, Min KT. PMID: 27185837; PMCID: PMC4878092.
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    11. Dynamics of Mitochondrial Transport in Axons. Front Cell Neurosci. 2016; 10:123. Niescier RF, Kwak SK, Joo SH, Chang KT, Min KT. PMID: 27242435; PMCID: PMC4865487.
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    12. Bidirectional Regulation of Amyloid Precursor Protein-Induced Memory Defects by Nebula/DSCR1: A Protein Upregulated in Alzheimer's Disease and Down Syndrome. J Neurosci. 2015 Aug 12; 35(32):11374-83. Shaw JL, Zhang S, Chang KT. PMID: 26269644; PMCID: PMC4532765.
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    13. Activity-dependent facilitation of Synaptojanin and synaptic vesicle recycling by the Minibrain kinase. Nat Commun. 2014 Jun 30; 5:4246. Chen CK, Bregere C, Paluch J, Lu JF, Dickman DK, Chang KT. PMID: 24977345; PMCID: PMC4183159.
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    14. Nebula/DSCR1 upregulation delays neurodegeneration and protects against APP-induced axonal transport defects by restoring calcineurin and GSK-3β signaling. PLoS Genet. 2013; 9(9):e1003792. Shaw JL, Chang KT. PMID: 24086147; PMCID: PMC3784514.
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    15. Meeting at the crossroads: common mechanisms in Fragile X and Down syndrome. Trends Neurosci. 2013 Dec; 36(12):685-94. Chang KT, Ro H, Wang W, Min KT. PMID: 24075449; PMCID: PMC4090020.
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    16. Miro, MCU, and calcium: bridging our understanding of mitochondrial movement in axons. Front Cell Neurosci. 2013 Sep 10; 7:148. Niescier RF, Chang KT, Min KT. PMID: 24058334; PMCID: PMC3767916.
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    17. DSCR1 interacts with FMRP and is required for spine morphogenesis and local protein synthesis. EMBO J. 2012 Sep 12; 31(18):3655-66. Wang W, Zhu JZ, Chang KT, Min KT. PMID: 22863780; PMCID: PMC3442268.
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    18. Mitochondrial matrix Ca2+ as an intrinsic signal regulating mitochondrial motility in axons. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011 Sep 13; 108(37):15456-61. Chang KT, Niescier RF, Min KT. PMID: 21876166; PMCID: PMC3174631.
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    19. Progress in molecular biology and translational science. Animal models of human disease. Preface. Prog Mol Biol Transl Sci. 2011; 100:xv. Chang KT, Min KT. PMID: 21377622.
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    20. Upregulation of three Drosophila homologs of human chromosome 21 genes alters synaptic function: implications for Down syndrome. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009 Oct 06; 106(40):17117-22. Chang KT, Min KT. PMID: 19805187; PMCID: PMC2761307.
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    21. Sir2 mediates apoptosis through JNK-dependent pathways in Drosophila. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008 Jun 24; 105(25):8673-8. Griswold AJ, Chang KT, Runko AP, Knight MA, Min KT. PMID: 18562277; PMCID: PMC2438412.
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    22. Drosophila melanogaster homolog of Down syndrome critical region 1 is critical for mitochondrial function. Nat Neurosci. 2005 Nov; 8(11):1577-85. Chang KT, Min KT. PMID: 16222229.
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    23. The Drosophila homolog of Down's syndrome critical region 1 gene regulates learning: implications for mental retardation. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2003 Dec 23; 100(26):15794-9. Chang KT, Shi YJ, Min KT. PMID: 14668437; PMCID: PMC307647.
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    24. Nicotinic regulation of CREB activation in hippocampal neurons by glutamatergic and nonglutamatergic pathways. Mol Cell Neurosci. 2002 Dec; 21(4):616-25. Hu M, Liu QS, Chang KT, Berg DK. PMID: 12504594.
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    25. Regulation of lifespan by histone deacetylase. Ageing Res Rev. 2002 Jun; 1(3):313-26. Chang KT, Min KT. PMID: 12067588.
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    26. Voltage-gated channels block nicotinic regulation of CREB phosphorylation and gene expression in neurons. Neuron. 2001 Dec 06; 32(5):855-65. Chang KT, Berg DK. PMID: 11738031.
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    27. Synaptically driven calcium transients via nicotinic receptors on somatic spines. J Neurosci. 2001 Feb 01; 21(3):771-81. Shoop RD, Chang KT, Ellisman MH, Berg DK. PMID: 11157063; PMCID: PMC6762332.
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    28. Nicotinic acetylcholine receptors containing alpha7 subunits are required for reliable synaptic transmission in situ. J Neurosci. 1999 May 15; 19(10):3701-10. Chang KT, Berg DK. PMID: 10234002; PMCID: PMC6782692.
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