Rong Di

Summary

Affiliation: Rutgers University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Acetylcholineestarase-inhibiting alkaloids from Lycoris radiata delay paralysis of amyloid beta-expressing transgenic C. elegans CL4176
    Lijuan Xin
    College of Life and Environmental Sciences, Minzu University of China, Beijing, China
    PLoS ONE 8:e63874. 2013
  2. pmc An N-Terminal Fragment of Yeast Ribosomal Protein L3 Inhibits the Cytotoxicity of Pokeweed Antiviral Protein in Saccharomyces cerevisiae
    Rong Di
    Department of Plant Biology and Pathology, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA
    Toxins (Basel) 6:1349-61. 2014
  3. doi request reprint Anti-inflammatory activities of mogrosides from Momordica grosvenori in murine macrophages and a murine ear edema model
    Rong Di
    Department of Plant Biology and Pathology, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA
    J Agric Food Chem 59:7474-81. 2011
  4. ncbi request reprint Evidence for retro-translocation of pokeweed antiviral protein from endoplasmic reticulum into cytosol and separation of its activity on ribosomes from its activity on capped RNA
    Bijal A Parikh
    Graduate Program in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901 8520, USA
    Biochemistry 44:2478-90. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Expression of a truncated form of ribosomal protein L3 confers resistance to pokeweed antiviral protein and the Fusarium mycotoxin deoxynivalenol
    Rong Di
    Biotechnology Center for Agriculture and the Environment, Cook College, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901 8520, USA
    Mol Plant Microbe Interact 18:762-70. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Enhancement of the primary flavor compound methional in potato by increasing the level of soluble methionine
    Rong Di
    Biotechnology Center for the Agriculture and the Environment, Department of Plant Biology and Pathology, Rutgers University, Cook College, 59 Dudley Road, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 8520, USA
    J Agric Food Chem 51:5695-702. 2003
  7. pmc Identification of amino acids critical for the cytotoxicity of Shiga toxin 1 and 2 in Saccharomyces cerevisiae
    Rong Di
    Department of Plant Biology and Pathology, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University, 59 Dudley Road, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 8502, USA
    Toxicon 57:525-39. 2011
  8. pmc Biodegradable ferulic acid-containing poly(anhydride-ester): degradation products with controlled release and sustained antioxidant activity
    Michelle A Ouimet
    Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Rutgers University, 610 Taylor Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854, USA
    Biomacromolecules 14:854-61. 2013
  9. pmc Generation of pokeweed antiviral protein mutations in Saccharomyces cerevisiae: evidence that ribosome depurination is not sufficient for cytotoxicity
    Katalin A Hudak
    Biotechnology Center for Agriculture and the Environment and the Department of Plant Biology and Pathology, Cook College, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 8520, USA
    Nucleic Acids Res 32:4244-56. 2004

Collaborators

  • Huan Wang
  • Ulku Baykal
  • Melinda N Martin
  • Lijuan Xin
  • Michelle A Ouimet
  • Wen Hsuan Wu
  • Bijal A Parikh
  • Nilgun E Tumer
  • Katalin A Hudak
  • Nicholas D Stebbins
  • Michael A Lawton
  • Kathryn E Uhrich
  • Jeremy Griffin
  • Ritupriya Yamujala
  • Chunlin Long
  • Ashley L Carbone-Howell
  • Yuehu Wang
  • Maria Santana
  • Mirjana Seskar
  • Marianne Baricevic

Detail Information

Publications9

  1. pmc Acetylcholineestarase-inhibiting alkaloids from Lycoris radiata delay paralysis of amyloid beta-expressing transgenic C. elegans CL4176
    Lijuan Xin
    College of Life and Environmental Sciences, Minzu University of China, Beijing, China
    PLoS ONE 8:e63874. 2013
    ..Lycoris compounds were shown to significantly inhibit the gene expression of ace-1 and ace-2. Additionally, the Lycoris compounds may modulate inflammatory and stress-related gene expressions to combat the Aβ-toxicity in C. elegans...
  2. pmc An N-Terminal Fragment of Yeast Ribosomal Protein L3 Inhibits the Cytotoxicity of Pokeweed Antiviral Protein in Saccharomyces cerevisiae
    Rong Di
    Department of Plant Biology and Pathology, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA
    Toxins (Basel) 6:1349-61. 2014
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  3. doi request reprint Anti-inflammatory activities of mogrosides from Momordica grosvenori in murine macrophages and a murine ear edema model
    Rong Di
    Department of Plant Biology and Pathology, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA
    J Agric Food Chem 59:7474-81. 2011
    ..This study shows that the anticancer and antidiabetic effects of M. grosvenori may result in part from its anti-inflammatory activity...
  4. ncbi request reprint Evidence for retro-translocation of pokeweed antiviral protein from endoplasmic reticulum into cytosol and separation of its activity on ribosomes from its activity on capped RNA
    Bijal A Parikh
    Graduate Program in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901 8520, USA
    Biochemistry 44:2478-90. 2005
    ..These findings suggest that the altered active site of PAP might accommodate a narrower range of substrates, thus reducing ribotoxicity while maintaining potential therapeutic benefits...
  5. ncbi request reprint Expression of a truncated form of ribosomal protein L3 confers resistance to pokeweed antiviral protein and the Fusarium mycotoxin deoxynivalenol
    Rong Di
    Biotechnology Center for Agriculture and the Environment, Cook College, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901 8520, USA
    Mol Plant Microbe Interact 18:762-70. 2005
    ..These results demonstrate that expression of an N-terminal fragment of yeast L3 leads to trans-dominant resistance to PAP and the trichothecene mycotoxin DON, providing evidence that both toxins target L3 by a common mechanism...
  6. ncbi request reprint Enhancement of the primary flavor compound methional in potato by increasing the level of soluble methionine
    Rong Di
    Biotechnology Center for the Agriculture and the Environment, Department of Plant Biology and Pathology, Rutgers University, Cook College, 59 Dudley Road, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 8520, USA
    J Agric Food Chem 51:5695-702. 2003
    ..These results provide the first evidence that the methional level can be enhanced in processed potatoes by increasing the production of its precursor, methionine...
  7. pmc Identification of amino acids critical for the cytotoxicity of Shiga toxin 1 and 2 in Saccharomyces cerevisiae
    Rong Di
    Department of Plant Biology and Pathology, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University, 59 Dudley Road, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 8502, USA
    Toxicon 57:525-39. 2011
    ..The extent of ribosome depurination and translation inhibition did not correlate with the extent of cell death, indicating that depurination of the SRL and inhibition of translation are not entirely responsible for cell death...
  8. pmc Biodegradable ferulic acid-containing poly(anhydride-ester): degradation products with controlled release and sustained antioxidant activity
    Michelle A Ouimet
    Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Rutgers University, 610 Taylor Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854, USA
    Biomacromolecules 14:854-61. 2013
    ..This renders the polymer a potential candidate for use as a controlled release system for skin care formulations...
  9. pmc Generation of pokeweed antiviral protein mutations in Saccharomyces cerevisiae: evidence that ribosome depurination is not sufficient for cytotoxicity
    Katalin A Hudak
    Biotechnology Center for Agriculture and the Environment and the Department of Plant Biology and Pathology, Cook College, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 8520, USA
    Nucleic Acids Res 32:4244-56. 2004
    ..These results demonstrate that the ability to depurinate ribosomes in trans in a catalytic manner is required for the inhibition of translation, but is not sufficient for cytotoxicity...

Research Grants1

  1. Effect of Pokeweed antiviral protein on hepatitis C virus IRES
    Rong Di; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..This study will lay the groundwork for designing novel drugs against HCV for the treatment of chronic hepatitis. ..