Publications


SciTechDaily: Newly Discovered Cluster of Genes Increases Longevity

November 29, 2022

Original story: SciTechDaily The NIA Interventions Testing Program, which included UT Health San Antonio, worked with counterparts in Switzerland and Tennessee. The Interventions Testing Program, which is funded by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), has reported the finding of numerous candidate genes that influence longevity. The three Interventions Testing Program sites—The University of Texas […]




Congratulations to Nicolas Musi, MD on his publication in JCI!

September 30, 2022

Dr. Nicolas Musi is a Professor in the Division of Diabetes, Department of Medicine, Long School of Medicine and the Director of the Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies. Effect of acute TLR4 inhibition on insulin resistance in human subjects Hanyu Liang, Nattapol Sathavarodom, Claudia Colmenares, Jonathan Gelfond, Sara E Espinoza, […]




Congratulations to Manpreet Semwal, PhD on her first author publication in PNAS!

September 26, 2022

Dr. Semwal is an Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the lab of Dr. Nicolas Musi with the Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies. Redox status regulates autophagy in thymic stromal cells and promotes T cell tolerance Manpreet K Semwal, Allison K Hester, Yangming Xiao, Chioma Udeaja, Sergio Cepeda, John S Verschelde 2nd, […]




Congratulations to Roger Shi, PhD on his publication in Molecular Metabolism!

June 28, 2022

The paper is titled “Pharmacological inhibition of ALCAT1 mitigates amyotrophic lateral sclerosis by attenuating SOD1 protein aggregation” by Xueling Liu, Jun Zhang, Jie Li, Chengjie Song, and Yuguang Shi.  Dr. Shi is the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Distinguished Chair in Metabolic Biology and a Professor with the Department of Pharmacology and the Sam […]




Congratulations to Roger Shi, PhD on his publication in Cells!

June 12, 2022

The paper is titled “In Search of the Holy Grail: Toward a Unified Hypothesis on Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Age-related Diseases” by Jun Zhang and Yuguang Shi.  Dr. Shi is the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Distinguished Chair in Metabolic Biology and a Professor with the Department of Pharmacology and the Sam and Ann Barshop […]




Congratulations to Sakie Katsumura, DDS, PhD for her research being highlighted in Nature Reviews Endocrinology!

May 11, 2022

Dr. Sakie Katsumura’s recent research has been highlighted in Nature Reviews Endocrinology.  She is a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Masahiro Morita, PhD, and currently tackles to provide an unprecedented strategy to treat metabolic syndrome by targeting CNOT6L deadenylase-dependent decay of mRNAs encoding secretory proteins.




Congratulations to Roger Shi, PhD on his publication in Molecular Metabolism!

May 2, 2022

The paper is titled “De novo labeling and trafficking of individual lipid species in live cells” by Jun Zhang, Jia Nie, Haoran Sun, Jie Li, John-Paul Andersen, and Yuguang Shi.  Dr. Shi is the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Distinguished Chair in Metabolic Biology and a Professor with the Department of Pharmacology and the […]




UT Health Newsroom: Team discovers novel root cause of tau-induced neurodegeneration

April 14, 2022

Original story: UT Health San Antonio Newsroom By Will Sansom SAN ANTONIO (April 13, 2022) — Researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) today reported the discovery of a novel mechanism by which pathological forms of tau protein cause neurons to die. Alzheimer’s disease and chronic […]




Congratulations to Gabbe Zuniga on her first author publication in Alzheimer’s & Dementia!

April 13, 2022

Congratulations to Gabbe Zuniga and the Frost lab on their publication!  Gabbe is an MD/PhD candidate in the lab of Dr. Bess Frost with the Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies. Tau-induced deficits in nonsense-mediated mRNA decay contribute to neurodegeneration Gabrielle Zuniga, Simon Levy, Paulino Ramirez, Jasmine De Mange, Elias Gonzalez, […]




UT Health Newsroom: Boosting liver mRNAs curbs appetite, body weight in obese mice

April 6, 2022

Original story: UT Health San Antonio Newsroom By Will Sansom SAN ANTONIO (April 5, 2022) — In a breakthrough discovery, scientists from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) today reported that inhibiting a liver enzyme in obese mice decreased the rodents’ appetite, increased energy expenditure in adipose […]