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Yung-Che Tseng 's Lab|Institute of Cellular and Organismic Biology, Academia Sinica

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Yung-Che Tseng 's Lab

  • Yung-Che Tseng
    Assistant Research Fellow
    • SpecialtyMarine ecophysiology, Evolutionary and comparative physiology, Systeomics
    • E-mailyctseng@gate.sinica.edu.tw
    • Tel03-9880-544 ext.14
    • Website Yung-Che Tseng 's Lab
    • LabB106/MRS
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Since late of 2016, the working group of “marine organismic physiology” organized at the marine research station (MRS), ICOB, AS. The major research topic of this group focus on systematic understanding the adaptive mechanisms of aquatic life in a changing or extreme environment. The study subjects could be divided as:

(1) Metaorganisms in shallow hydrothermal vent systems;

(2) Transgenerational evaluations of abiotic perturbations effects on aquatic animals;

(3) Improvement of aquaculture practice through systematic approaches.


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Name Job Title Telephone Email Remark
Yung-Che Tseng Assistant Research Fellow +886-(0)3-9880544#14 yctseng@gate.sinica.edu.tw
Ying-Jey Guh (DaGu) Postdoctoral fellow +886-(0)3-9880544#24 yingjeyguh@gmail.com
Min-Chen Wang (Moon) Postdoctoral fellow +886-(0)3-9880544#24 wmjmoon@gmail.com
Oki Hayasaki Visiting Postdoctoral Scholar +886-(0)3-9880544#24 oura0827@gmail.com
Pou-Long Kuan(AI) Research Assistant +886-(0)3-9880544#18 jio47123456@yahoo.com.hk
Tzi-Yan Liu (Machi) Research Assistant +886-(0)3-9880544#24 rw6526@gmail.com
Hui-Wen Peng Research Assistant +886-(0)3-9880544#24 b5pickfa@gmail.com
Ling Chiu Ph.D. student +886-(0)3-9880544#18 ken860531@gmail.com
Ming-Wei Peng Master student +886-(0)3-9880544#18 a1092106@gmail.com
Jhih-Yao You Master student +886-(0)3-9880544#18 eugene86121@gmail.com

(A) Book Chapter

Marian Y. Hu and Tseng. Y. C.# "Acid–Base Regulation and Ammonia Excretion in Cephalopods: An Ontogenetic Overview." Acid-Base Balance and Nitrogen Excretion in Invertebrates. Springer International Publishing, 2017. (pp. 275-298). (Corresponding author)

(B)Peer-Reviewed Publications (International Journal)

  1. Huang, P. C., Liu, T. Y., Hu, M. Y., Casties, I., Tseng, Y. C. (2020) Energy and nitrogenous waste from glutamate/glutamine catabolism facilitates acute osmotic adjustment in non-neuroectodermal branchial cells. Sci Rep, 10, 9460. 

  2. Wang, M .C., Wang, Y. C., Peng. H. W., Hseu, J. R., Wu, G. C., Chang, C. F., Tseng. Y. C. (2020) Resveratrol induces expression of metabolic and antioxidant machinery and protects tilapia under cold stress. Int J Mol Sci, 21, e3338. 

  3. Tseng, Y. C.., Yan, J. J., Furukawa, F., Hwang, P.P . (2020) Did acidic stress resistance in vertebrates evolve as Na+/H+ exchanger-mediated ammonia excretion in fish? Bioessays, 42, e1900161.

  4. Allen, G. J. P., Kuan, P. L., Tseng, Y. C., Hwang, P. P., Quijada-Rodriguez, A. R., Weihrauch, D. (2020) Specialized adaptations allow vent-endemic crabs (Xenograpsus testudinatus) to thrive under extreme environmental hypercapnia. Sci Rep, 10, 11720. 

  5. Yan, J. J., Lee, Y. C., Chou, Y. L., Tseng, Y. C., Hwang, P. P. (2020) Insulin-like growth factor 1 regulates salt secretion machinery in fish under acute salinity stress. J Endocrinol. JOE-20-0053.

  6. Li, C. Y.*, Tseng, Y. C.*, Chen, Y. J., Yang, Y., Hsu, Y. (2020) Personality and physiological traits predict contest interactions in Kryptolebias marmoratus. Behav Processes, 173, 104079. (* Equal Contribution) 

  7. Lee, H. G., Stumpp, M., Yan, J. J., Tseng, Y. C., Heinzel, S., Hu, M. Y. (2019) Tipping points of gastric pH regulation and energetics in the sea urchin larva exposed to CO2 induced seawater acidification. Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol, 234, 87-97.

  8. Shao, Y. T., Chang, S. Y., Chang, H. Y., Tseng, Y. C., Shao, K. T. (2018). Largescale mullet (Planiliza macrolepis) can recover from thermal pollution-induced malformations. PLoS ONE 13(11): e0208005.

  9. Narita, Y., Tsutiya, A., Nakano, Y., Ashitomi, M., Sato, K., Hosono, K., Kaneko, T., Chen, R. D., Lee, J. R., Tseng, T. C., Hwang, P. P., Otani-Kaneko, R. (2018). Androgen induced cellular proliferation, neurogenesis, and generation of GnRH3 neurons in the brain of mature female Mozambique tilapia. Sci Rep. 8, 16855.

  10. Shiao, J. C., Shirai, K., Tanaka, K., Takahata, N., Sano, Y., Hsiao, S. Y., Lee, D. C., Tseng, Y. C. (2018). Assimilation of nitrogen and carbon isotopes from fish diets to otoliths as measured by nanoscale secondary ion mass spectrometry. Rapid Commun Mass Spectrom, 32, 1250-1256, 2018.

  11. Hu, M. Y., Tseng, Y. C., Su, Y. H., Lein, E., Lee, J. H., Dupont, S., Stumpp, M. Variability in larval gut pH regulation defines sensitivity to ocean acidification in six species of the Ambulacraria superphylum. Proc R Soc Lond B Biol Sci, 287, 20171066, 2017.

  12. Wei, C. A., Lin, T. H., Che, R. D., Tseng, Y. C., Shao, Y. T. The effects of continuously acoustical stress on cortisol in milkfish (Chanos chanos). Gen Comp Endocrinol, 257, 227-234, 2017.

  13. Hu, M. Y., Sung, P. H., Guh, Y. J., Lee, J. R., Hwang, P. P., Weihrauch, D., Tseng, Y. C.# Perfused gills reveal fundamental principles of pH regulation and ammonia homeostasis in the cephalopod Octopus vulgaris. Front Physiol, 8, 162, 2017. 

  14. Weaver, R., Hill, G. E., Kuan, P. L., Tseng, Y. C.# Copper exposure reduces production of red carotenoids in a marine copepod. Ecol Indic, 70, 393-400, 2016.

  15. Hu, M. Y., Michael, K., Kreiss, C. M., Stumpp, M., Dupont, S, Tseng, Y. C.#, Lucassen, M. Temperature modulates the effects of ocean acidification on intestinal ion transport in Atlantic cod, Gadus morhua. Front Physiol, 7, 198, 2016.

  16. Hu, M. Y., Guh, Y. J., Shao, Y. T., Kuan, P. L., Chen, G. L., Lee, J. R., Jeng, M. S., Tseng, Y. C.#. Strong ion regulatory abilities enable the crab Xenograpsus testudinatus to inhabit highly acidified marine vent systems. Front Physiol 7, 14, 2016. 

  17. Wang, Y. F., Yan, J. J., Tseng, Y. C. , Chen, R. D., Hwang, P. P. Molecular physiology of an extra-renal Cl- uptake mechanism for body fluid Cl- homeostasis. Int J Biol Sci 11(10), 1190-1203, 2015.

  18. Hu, M. Y., Hwang, P. P., Tseng, Y. C.# Recent advances in understanding trans-epithelial acid-base regulation and excretion mechanisms in cephalopods. Tissue Barriers 3(4), e1064196.

  19. Stumpp, M., Hu, M. Y., Tseng, Y. C., Guh, Y. J., Chen, Y. C., Su, Y. H., Yu, J. K., Hwang, P. P. Evolution of extreme pH in bilaterian digestive systems inferred from gastric alkalization mechanisms in basal deuterostomes. Sci Rep 5, 10421, 2015.

  20. Furukawa, F., Tseng, Y. C., Liu, S. T., Chou, Y. L., Lin, C. C., Sung, P. H., Uchida, K., Lin, L. Y., Hwang, P. P. Induction of phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase (PEPCK) during acute acidosis and its role in acid secretion by V-ATPase-expressing ionocytes. Int J Biol Sci 16(2), 712-725, 2015.

  21. Shao, Y. T., Tseng, Y. C.#, Chang, C. H., Yan, H. Y, Hwang, P. P., Borg, B. GnRH mRNA levels in male three-spined sticklebacks, Gasterosteus aculeatus, under different reproductive conditions. Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol 180, 6-17, 2015. 

  22. Hu, M. Y., Guh, Y. J., Stumpp, M., Lee, J. R., Chen, R. D., Sung, P. H., Chen, Y. C., Hwang, P. P. and Tseng, Y. C.#. Branchial NH4+-dependent acid-base transport mechanisms and energy metabolism of squid (Sepioteuthis lessoniana) affected by seawater acidification. Front Zool 11, 55, 2014.

  23. Tseng, Y. C., Liu, S. T., Hu, M. Y., Chen, R. D., Lee, J. R., and Hwang, P. P. Brain functioning under acute hypothermic stress supported by dynamic monocarboxylate utilization and transport in ectothermic fish. Front Zool 11, 53, 2014. 

  24. Hsu, H. H., Lin, L. Y., Tseng, Y. C., Horng, J. L., and Hwang, P. P. A new model for fish ion regulation: Identification of ionocytes in freshwater- and seawater-acclimated medaka (Oryzias latipes). Cell Tissue Res 357(1), 225-243, 2014. 

  25. Guh, Y. J., Tseng, Y. C., Yang, C. Y., and Hwang, P. P. Endothelin-1 regulates H+-ATPase-dependent transepithelial H+ secretion in zebrafish. Endocrinology 155(5), 1728-1737, 2014. 

  26. Lee, L. C., Wang, Y. T., Wu., Y. R., Soong, B. W., Tseng, Y. C., Chen, C. M., Lee, G. J. Downregulation of proteins involved in the endoplasmic reticulum stress response and Nrf2-ARE signaling in lymphoblastoid cells of spinocerebellar ataxia type 17. J Neural Transm 121(6), 301-610, 2014.

  27. Chen, C. M., Wu, C. H., Hsieh, C. H., Lin, C. H., Chen, I. C., Chen, Y. C., Lee, L. C., Lee, C. M., Tseng, Y. C., Lee, G. J., and Wu, Y. R. HTRA2 variations in Taiwanese Parkinson’s disease. J Neural Transm 121(5), 491-198, 2014.

  28. Hu, M. Y., Lee, J. R., Lin, L. Y., Shih, T. H., Stumpp,M., Lee, M. F., Hwang, P. P. and Tseng, Y. C.#. Development in a naturally acidified environment: Na+/H+-exchanger 3-based proton secretion leads to CO2 tolerance in cephalopod embryos. Front Zool 10(1), 51, 2013.

  29. Tseng, Y. C., Hu, M. Y., Stumpp, M., Lin, L. Y., Melzner, F., and Hwang, P. P. CO2-driven seawater acidification differentially affects development and molecular plasticity along life history of fish (Oryzias latipes). Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol 165(2), 119-130, 2013. 

  30. Tseng, Y. C., Kao, Z. J., Liu, S. T., Chen, R. D., and Hwang, P. P. Spatial expression and functional flexibility of monocarboxylate transporter isoforms in the zebrafish brain. Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol 165(2), 106-118, 2013. 

  31. Shao, Y. T., Tseng, Y. C., Trombley, S., Hwang, P. P., Schmitz, M., and Borg, B. Schistocephalus solidus infections increase gonadotropins and gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH3) mRNA levels in the three-spined stickleback, Gasterosteus aculeatus. Parasitol Int 61(3), 470-474, 2012. 

  32. Hu, M. Y.*, Tseng, Y. C.*, Lin, L. Y., Chen, P. Y., Charmantier-Daures, M., Hwang, P. P., and Melzner, F. New insights into ion regulation of cephalopod molluscs: a role of epidermal ionocytes in acid-base regulation during embryogenesis. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 301(6), R1700-R1709, 2011. (* Equal Contribution)

  33. Tseng, Y. C., Chen, R. D., Lucassen, M., Schmidt, M. M., Abele, D., and Hwang, P. P. Exploring uncoupling proteins and anti-oxidative stress mechanisms under acute cold exposure in brains of fish. PLoS ONE 6(3), e18180, 2011. 

  34. Hu, M. Y., Tseng, Y. C., Stumpp, M., Gutowska, M. A., Kiko, R., Lucassen, M., and Melzner, F. Elevated seawater pCO2 differentially affects branchial acid-base transporters over the course of development in the cephalopod Sepia officinalis. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 300(5), R1100-R1114, 2011. 

  35. Tseng, Y. C., Lee, J. R., Lee, S. J., and Hwang, P. P. Functional analysis of glucose transporter 1a, -6, and -13.1 expressed in epithelial cells. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 300(2), R321-R329, 2011.

  36. Lafont, A. G., Wang, Y. F., Chen, G. D., Liao, B. K., Tseng, Y. C., Hwang, C. J., and Hwang, P. P. Involvement of calcitonin and its specific receptor in the control of calcium regulating-genes and calcium homeostasis in zebrafish (Danio rerio). J Bone Miner Res 26(5), 1072-1083, 2011.

  37. Cruz, S., Tseng, Y. C., Kaiya, H., and Hwang, P. P. Ghrelin affects carbohydrate-glycogen metabolism via insulin inhibition and glucagon stimulation in the zebrafish (Danio rerio) brain. Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol 156(2), 190-200, 2010.

  38. Tseng, Y. C., Chen, R. D., Lee, J. R., Liu, S. T., Lee, S. J., and Hwang, P. P. Specific expression and regulation of glucose transporters in zebrafish ionocytes. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 297(2), R275-R290, 2009. (a congratulation letter from the editor) 

  39. Wang, Y. F., Tseng, Y. C., Yan, J. J., Hiroi, J., and Hwang, P. P. Role of SLC12A10.2, a Na-Cl cotransporter-like protein, in a Cl uptake mechanism in zebrafish (Danio rerio). Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 296(5), R1650-R1660, 2009.

  40. Tseng, D. Y., Chou, M. Y., Tseng, Y. C., Hsiao, C. D., Huang, C. J., Kaneko, T., and Hwang, P. P. Effects of Stanniocalcin 1 on calcium uptake in zebrafish (Danio rerio) embryo. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 296(3), R549-R557, 2009. 

  41. Tseng, Y. C., Lee, J. R., Chang, J. C. H., Kuo, C. H., Lee, S. J., and Hwang, P. P. Regulation of lactate dehydrogenase in tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus) gills during acclimation to salinity challenge. Zool Stud 47(4): 473-480, 2008. (Zoology; Ranking: 85/162=52 %; IF: 1.054) 

  42. Tseng, Y.C., and Hwang, P. P. Some insights into energy metabolism for fish osmoregulation. Comp Biochem Physiol C Toxicol Pharmacol 148(4), 419-429, 2008. (Invited review article) 

  43. Chang, J. C. H., Wu, S.M., Tseng, Y. C., Lee, Y. C., Baba, O., and Hwang, P. P. Regulation of glycogen metabolism in gills and liver of the euryhaline tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus) during acclimation to seawater. J Exp Biol 210(19), 3494-3504, 2007.

  44. Tseng, Y. C., Huang, C. J., Chang, J. C., Teng, W. Y., Baba, O., Fann, M. J., and Hwang, P. P. Glycogen phosphorylase in glycogen-rich cells is involved in the energy supply for ion regulation in fish gill epithelia. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 293(1), R482-R491, 2007. 

  45. Liou, Y. M., Tseng, Y. C., and Cheng, J. C. Spectrofluorometric analysis of length-dependent conformational changes in cardiac troponin C. J Muscle Res Cell Motil 23(4), 309-315, 2002.

(C)Peer-Reviewed Publications (Domestic Journal)

  1. Wang, H. Y., Wang, Y. C., Kuan, P. L., Tseng, Y. C. (2018) Glutamate-glutamine metabolism in euryhaline tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus) muscle under salinity challenges. J. Taiwan Fish Res, .26(1): 33-45.

  2. Chou, P. H., Tseng, Y. C., Shao, Y. T. (2018) Cellular and physiological explorations of acid-tolerant mechanisms of hydrothermal vent crabs (Xenograpsus testudinatus). J Oce Underwa Technol, 28(3): 10-12.