Dr. Byoung-Joon (B.J.) Song received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea. He then received his Ph.D. degree from the Department of Pharmacology, University of Minnesota Medical School. He completed his post-doctoral training in the Laboratory of Drs. Frank F. Gonzalez and the late Harry V. Gelboin at the National Cancer Institute, NIH from 1983 to 1986. He joined the NIAAA as a Senior Staff Fellow in 1986 and has then served as a Senior Investigator and Chief of Section of Molecular Pharmacology and Toxicology, Laboratory of Metabolism and Membrane Biochemistry since 1993. Dr. Song has authored or coauthored more than 170 publications.
Cho YE, Yu LR, Abdelmegeed MA, Yoo SH, Song BJ. Apoptosis of enterocytes and nitration of junctional complex proteins promote alcohol-induced gut leakiness and liver injury. J Hepatol. 2018;69(1):142-153.
Cho YE, Song BJ. Pomegranate prevents binge alcohol-induced gut leakiness and hepatic inflammation by suppressing oxidative and nitrative stress. Redox Biol. 2018;18:266-278.
Cho YE, Mezey E, Hardwick JP, Salem N Jr, Clemens DL, Song BJ. Increased ethanol-inducible cytochrome P450-2E1 and cytochrome P450 isoforms in exosomes of alcohol-exposed rodents and patients with alcoholism through oxidative and endoplasmic reticulum stress. Hepatol Commun. 2017;1(7):675-690.
Abdelmegeed MA, Choi Y, Godlewski G, Ha SK, Banerjee A, Jang S, Song BJ. Cytochrome P450-2E1 promotes fast food-mediated hepatic fibrosis. Sci Rep. 2017;7:39764.
Song BJ, Akbar M, Abdelmegeed MA, Byun K, Lee B, Yoon SK, Hardwick JP. Mitochondrial dysfunction and tissue injury by alcohol, high fat, nonalcoholic substances and pathological conditions through post-translational protein modifications. Redox Biol. 2014;3:109-23.