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profileJaehong Suh, PH.D.

TitleAssistant Professor of Neurology
InstitutionMassachusetts General Hospital
DepartmentNeurology
AddressMassachusetts General Hospital
Neurology/Genetics and Aging Unit, Rm 3900
114 16th Street
Charlestown MA 02129
Phone617/643-6899
Fax617/724-1823
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Dr. Jaehong Suh studies the genetic and molecular mechanisms of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and other neurodegenerative disorders, with the aim of identifying novel therapeutic targets and developing effective treatments for patients. Suh was involved in the identification of novel mutations from late-onset AD families in the prodomain of ADAM10, a major alpha-secretase that cleaves beta-amyloid (Abeta) region of amyloid precursor protein (APP). Subsequently, Suh and his colleagues generated a mouse model with the same mutations and showed that the ADAM10 mutations attenuate alpha-secretase activity of the enzyme, potentiate the accumulation of Abeta and decrease the generation of new neurons in the brain. Suh and his lab continue to characterize additional ADAM10 mutations, and identify novel ADAM10 substrates in the brain. Additionally, Suh is pursing mechanistic studies on another AD-associated gene, Ataxin-1, which was found recently in a genetic screen of AD families. Expansion of CAG trinucleotide repeat in Ataxin-1 gene is known to cause spinocerebellar ataxia type 1 (SCA1), a neurodegenerative disease that primarily impairs coordinated movement. At MGH, Suh has also studied the role of FE65 and FE65L1 APP-binding proteins on APP processing in neurons and identified abnormal eye and muscle phenotypes in the knockout mice for the two genes.


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  1. Ke K, Sul OJ, Chung SW, Suh JH, Choi HS. Lack of NOD2 attenuates ovariectomy-induced bone loss via inhibition of osteoclasts. J Endocrinol. 2017 Nov; 235(2):85-96. PMID: 28778866.
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  2. Ke K, Safder MA, Sul OJ, Kim WK, Suh JH, Joe Y, Chung HT, Choi HS. Hemeoxygenase-1 maintains bone mass via attenuating a redox imbalance in osteoclast. Mol Cell Endocrinol. 2015 Jul 05; 409:11-20. PMID: 25841764.
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  3. Suh J, Moncaster JA, Wang L, Hafeez I, Herz J, Tanzi RE, Goldstein LE, Guénette SY. FE65 and FE65L1 amyloid precursor protein-binding protein compound null mice display adult-onset cataract and muscle weakness. FASEB J. 2015 Jun; 29(6):2628-39. PMID: 25757569; PMCID: PMC4447227.
  4. Nensa FM, Neumann MH, Schrötter A, Przyborski A, Mastalski T, Susdalzew S, Looße C, Helling S, El Magraoui F, Erdmann R, Meyer HE, Uszkoreit J, Eisenacher M, Suh J, Guénette SY, Röhner N, Kögel D, Theiss C, Marcus K, Müller T. Amyloid beta a4 precursor protein-binding family B member 1 (FE65) interactomics revealed synaptic vesicle glycoprotein 2A (SV2A) and sarcoplasmic/endoplasmic reticulum calcium ATPase 2 (SERCA2) as new binding proteins in the human brain. Mol Cell Proteomics. 2014 Feb; 13(2):475-88. PMID: 24284412; PMCID: PMC3916648.
  5. Suh J, Choi SH, Romano DM, Gannon MA, Lesinski AN, Kim DY, Tanzi RE. ADAM10 missense mutations potentiate ß-amyloid accumulation by impairing prodomain chaperone function. Neuron. 2013 Oct 16; 80(2):385-401. PMID: 24055016; PMCID: PMC4105199.
  6. Suh J, Lyckman A, Wang L, Eckman EA, Guénette SY. FE65 proteins regulate NMDA receptor activation-induced amyloid precursor protein processing. J Neurochem. 2011 Oct; 119(2):377-88. PMID: 21824144; PMCID: PMC3188680.
  7. Lee JH, Won SM, Suh J, Son SJ, Moon GJ, Park UJ, Gwag BJ. Induction of the unfolded protein response and cell death pathway in Alzheimer's disease, but not in aged Tg2576 mice. Exp Mol Med. 2010 May 31; 42(5):386-94. PMID: 20368688; PMCID: PMC2877248.
  8. Suh J, Im DS, Moon GJ, Ryu KS, de Silva R, Choi IS, Lees AJ, Guénette SY, Tanzi RE, Gwag BJ. Hypoxic ischemia and proteasome dysfunction alter tau isoform ratio by inhibiting exon 10 splicing. J Neurochem. 2010 Jul; 114(1):160-70. PMID: 20374429.
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  9. Kim M, Suh J, Romano D, Truong MH, Mullin K, Hooli B, Norton D, Tesco G, Elliott K, Wagner SL, Moir RD, Becker KD, Tanzi RE. Potential late-onset Alzheimer's disease-associated mutations in the ADAM10 gene attenuate {alpha}-secretase activity. Hum Mol Genet. 2009 Oct 15; 18(20):3987-96. PMID: 19608551; PMCID: PMC2748890.
  10. Lee JK, Shin JH, Suh J, Choi IS, Ryu KS, Gwag BJ. Tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases-3 (TIMP-3) expression is increased during serum deprivation-induced neuronal apoptosis in vitro and in the G93A mouse model of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: a potential modulator of Fas-mediated apoptosis. Neurobiol Dis. 2008 May; 30(2):174-85. PMID: 18316197.
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  11. Cho HR, Suh JH, Lee EA, Kim JE, Lee SC, Kwon B. Improved surgical technique for heterotopic aortic transplantation in mice. J Korean Med Sci. 2007 Feb; 22(1):12-5. PMID: 17297244; PMCID: PMC2693547.
  12. Suh J, Lee YA, Gwag BJ. Induction and attenuation of neuronal apoptosis by proteasome inhibitors in murine cortical cell cultures. J Neurochem. 2005 Nov; 95(3):684-94. PMID: 16144541.
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  13. Kang JS, Jeon YJ, Suh J, Park SK, Yang KH, Kim HM. 2-Acetylaminofluorene inhibits interleukin-1beta production in LPS-stimulated macrophages by blocking NF-kappaB/Rel activation. Cancer Lett. 2004 Jan 08; 203(1):91-8. PMID: 14670622.
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  14. Suh J, Kang JS, Yang KH, Kaminski NE. Antagonism of aryl hydrocarbon receptor-dependent induction of CYP1A1 and inhibition of IgM expression by di-ortho-substituted polychlorinated biphenyls. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol. 2003 Feb 15; 187(1):11-21. PMID: 12628580.
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  15. Suh J, Jeon YJ, Kim HM, Kang JS, Kaminski NE, Yang KH. Aryl hydrocarbon receptor-dependent inhibition of AP-1 activity by 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin in activated B cells. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol. 2002 Jun 01; 181(2):116-23. PMID: 12051995.
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  16. Jeon YJ, Youk ES, Lee SH, Suh J, Na YJ, Kim HM. Polychlorinated biphenyl-induced apoptosis of murine spleen cells is aryl hydrocarbon receptor independent but caspases dependent. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol. 2002 Jun 01; 181(2):69-78. PMID: 12051990.
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  17. Na YJ, Jeon YJ, Suh JH, Kang JS, Yang KH, Kim HM. Suppression of IL-8 gene expression by radicicol is mediated through the inhibition of ERK1/2 and p38 signaling and negative regulation of NF-kappaB and AP-1. Int Immunopharmacol. 2001 Sep; 1(9-10):1877-87. PMID: 11562079.
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  18. Chung J, Park ES, Kim D, Suh JM, Chung HK, Kim J, Kim H, Park SJ, Kwon OY, Ro HK, Shong M. Thyrotropin Modulates Interferon-?-Mediated Intercellular Adhesion Molecule-1 Gene Expression by Inhibiting Janus Kinase-1 and Signal Transducer and Activator of Transcription-1 Activation in Thyroid Cells. Endocrinology. 2000 Jun 01; 141(6):2090-2097. PMID: 28200942.
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  19. Lee YW, Han SH, Suh JH, Jeon YJ, Yang KH. Down-regulation of protein kinase C: a potential mechanism for 2-amino-3-methylimidazo[4,5-f]quinoline-mediated immunosuppression. Toxicol Lett. 1998 Dec 28; 102-103:79-83. PMID: 10022236.
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