Chuhan Chung MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Digestive Diseases)

Departments & Organizations

Stem Cell Center, Yale

Internal Medicine: Digestive Diseases

Research Interests

Matricellular proteins; Endogenous angiogenic inhibitors; Pigment Epithelium-Derived Factor (PEDF); Thrombospondin-1 more...


  • B.A., Wesleyan University, 1989
  • M.D., Medical College of Pennsylvania, 1998

Selected Publications

  • Pigment epithelium-derived factor (PEDF) suppresses IL-1ß-mediated c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) activation to improve hepatocyte insulin signaling. Gattu AK, Birkenfeld AL, Iwakiri Y, Jay S, Saltzman M, Doll J, Protiva P, Samuel VT, Crawford SE, Chung C. Endocrinology. 2014 Apr;155(4):1373-85
  • PEDF & Stem Cells: Niche vs. Nurture. Fitchev P, Chung C, Plunkett BA, Brendler CB, Crawford SE. Curr Drug Deliv. 2014;11(5):552-60
  • Determination of mesenchymal stem cell fate by pigment epithelium-derived factor (PEDF) results in increased adiposity and reduced bone mineral content. Gattu AK, Swenson ES, Iwakiri Y, Samuel VT, Troiano N, Berry R, Church CD, Rodeheffer MS, Carpenter TO, Chung C. FASEB J. 2013 Nov;27(11):4384-94



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