Dr Nguyen Nam Long


Nguyen Nam Long
Assistant Professor
Department of Biochemistry
Tel: 66015299
Email: bchnnl@nus.edu.sg

What are your present research interests?

Nutrients play vital roles in health and disease. My laboratory is interested in identifying the novel nutritional transporters and characterizing their physiological functions. We contributed in the identification of physiological ligands for Mfsd2a and Mfsd2b as lipid transporters. We are also interested in understanding the impact of essential nutrients at the blood-brain barrier.

What do you see as your future research directions?

We will continue to reveal the physiological roles of nutritional transporters in normal and pathological conditions.

Does your laboratory have a particularly strong research expertise?

We have developed platforms to identify ligands for transporters. We generated knockout mice to study the physiological impact of these transporters. Our strong expertise includes lipid biochemistry, metabolism, and animal physiology.

Recent Publications

1. #Madhuvanthi Chandrakanthan, #Toan Quoc Nguyen1, #Zafrul Hasan, Sneha Muralidharan, Thiet Minh Vu, Aaron Wei Liang Li, Uyen Thanh Nha Le, Hoa Thi Thuy Ha, Sangha Baik, Sock Hwee Tan, Juat Chin Foo, Markus R. Wenk, Amaury Cazenave-Gassiot, Federico Torta, Wei Yi Ong, Mark Yan Yee Chan, *Long N. Nguyen. Deletion of Mfsd2b impairs thrombotic functions of platelets. Nature Communications. Accepted. *Corresponding author.

2. *Toan Q. Nguyen, *Thiet Minh Vu, *Farhana Tukijan, Sneha Muralidharan, Juat Chin Foo, Jasmine Fei Li Chin, Zafrul Hasan, Federico Torta, #Long N. Nguyen. Erythrocytes efficiently utilize exogenous sphingosine for S1P synthesis and export via Mfsd2b. JBC. 23 Jan 2021. #Corresponding author.

3. Pazhanichamy Kalailingam, Kai Qi Wang, Xiu Ru Toh, Toan Q. Nguyen, Madhuvanthi Chandrakanthan, Zafrul Hasan, Clair Habib, Aharon Schif, Francesca Clementina Radio, Bruno Dallapiccola, Karin Weiss, *Long N. Nguyen. Deficiency of MFSD7c results in microcephaly-associated vasculopathy in Fowler syndrome. Journal of Clinical Investigation. 5 May 2020. *Corresponding author.

4. Vu TM, Ishuzu AN, Foo JC, Toh XR, Zhang F, Whee DM, Torta F, Cazenave-Gassiot A, Matsumura T, Kim S, Shiow STE, Suda T, Silver DL, Wenk MR, *Nguyen LN. (2017). Mfsd2b is essential for sphingosine-1-phosphate export in erythrocytes and platelets. Nature 550, 524. *Corresponding author.