Expect the unexpected in research. Each project the Xin Jie Chen Laboratory works on comes with both unforeseeable challenges and opportunities.
Wang, X. and Chen, X.J. (2015) A cytosolic network suppressing mitochondria-mediated proteostatic stress and cell death. Nature 524:481-484.
Commentaries and highlights:
News & Views: Surviving Import Failure, by Cole Haynes, Nature 524:419-420 (2015).
Research Highlights: Death by Cytoplasmic Accumulation, by Mirella Bucci, Nature Chemical Biology 11:633 (2015).
New & Noteworthy: The latest Buzz on Streassed-Out Mitochondria, by Maria Costanzo, SGD. https://www.yeastgenome.org/blog/the-latest-buzz-on-stressed-out-mitochondria
Pathogenic Aac2/Ant1 is misfolded
Liu, Y., Wang, X. and Chen, X.J. (2015) Misfolding of mutant adenine nucleotide translocase in yeast supports a novel mechanism of Ant1-induced muscle diseases. Mol. Biol. Cell 26:1985-1994.
Coyne, L.P. and Chen, X.J. (2018) mPOS - a novel trigger of cell death with implications for neurodegeneration (Special Issue: ROS and Mitochondria in Modulating Nervous System Function). FEBS Lett. 592:759-775.
Guaragnella, N., L.P. Coyne, X.J. Chen* and S. Giannattasio* (2018) Mitochondria-cytosol-nucleus crosstalk: learning from Saccharomyces cerevisiae. FEMS Yeast Research 18:1-15.
Chen, X.J. and Clark-Walker (2018) Unveiling the mystery of mitochondrial DNA replication in yeasts. Mitochondrion 38:17-22.
Coyne, L. and X.J. Chen (2019) Consequences of inner mitochondrial membrane protein misfolding. Mitochondrion 49:46-55. (free download until Sept. 6, 2019. https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1ZPbB5aTPcwwC4)
mPOS in cultured human cells
Liu Y.*, Wang, W.*, Coyne, L.P.* (*equal contributions), Yang, Y., Qi, Y., Middleton F.A., and Chen, X.J. (2019) Mitochondrial carrier protein overloading and misfolding induce aggresomes and proteostatic adaptations in the cytosol. Molecular Biology of the Cell 30:1272-1284. (Featured cover and highlighted article)
Mitochondrial protein overloading causes muscle atrophy
Wang, X., Middleton, F.A., Tawil, R. & Chen, X.J. (2021) Cytosolic Proteostatic Adaptation to Mitochondrial Stress Causes Progressive Muscle Wasting. iScience, Dec 31; 25(1):103715. doi: 10.1016/j.isci.2021.103715. eCollection 2022 Jan 21