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Dezheng Zhao, PH.D.


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  1. R01DK095873 (ZHAO, DEZHENG) Jul 1, 2013 - May 31, 2018
    Regulation of colitis by orphan nuclear receptor Nur77
    Role: Principal Investigator
  2. R21DK080970 (ZHAO, DEZHENG) Jun 1, 2009 - May 31, 2012
    Orphan nuclear receptor Nur77 and intestinal inflammmation
    Role: Principal Investigator
  3. K01DK064920 (ZHAO, DEZHENG) Jul 1, 2004 - Jun 30, 2009
    Role of ghrelin in intestinal inflammation
    Role: Principal Investigator

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  1. Peng J, Zhao S, Li Y, Niu G, Chen C, Ye T, Zhao D, Zeng H. DLL4 and Jagged1 are angiogenic targets of orphan nuclear receptor TR3/Nur77. Microvasc Res. 2019 07; 124:67-75. PMID: 30930165.
  2. Ye T, Peng J, Liu X, Hou S, Niu G, Li Y, Zeng H, Zhao D. Orphan nuclear receptor TR3/Nur77 differentially regulates the expression of integrins in angiogenesis. Microvasc Res. 2019 03; 122:22-33. PMID: 30391133.
    Citations:    Fields:    
  3. Zeng Y, Ye X, Liao D, Huang S, Mao H, Zhao D, Zeng H. Expressions of Orphan Nuclear Receptor TR3/Nur77 in Chronic Hepatopathy and Its Clinical Significance. J Clin Exp Oncol. 2017 Aug; 6(4). PMID: 28856167.
  4. Zeng Y, Ye X, Liao D, Huang S, Mao H, Zhao D, Zeng H. Orphan Nuclear Receptor TR3/Nur77 is a Specific Therapeutic Target for Hepatic Cancers. J Clin Exp Oncol. 2017 Jun; 6(3). PMID: 28798939.
    Citations: 1     
  5. Jia J, Ye T, Cui P, Hua Q, Zeng H, Zhao D. AP-1 transcription factor mediates VEGF-induced endothelial cell migration and proliferation. Microvasc Res. 2016 May; 105:103-8. PMID: 26860974.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  6. Zhou L, Cui P, Zhao S, Ye T, Li Y, Peng J, Niu G, Zhao D, Zeng H. Differential function and regulation of orphan nuclear receptor TR3 isoforms in endothelial cells. Tumour Biol. 2016 Mar; 37(3):3307-20. PMID: 26440050.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  7. Li Y, Bourbon PM, Grant MA, Peng J, Ye T, Zhao D, Zeng H. Requirement of novel amino acid fragments of orphan nuclear receptor TR3/Nur77 for its functions in angiogenesis. Oncotarget. 2015 Sep 15; 6(27):24261-76. PMID: 26155943.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  8. Niu G, Ye T, Qin L, Bourbon PM, Chang C, Zhao S, Li Y, Zhou L, Cui P, Rabinovitz I, Mercurio AM, Zhao D, Zeng H. Orphan nuclear receptor TR3/Nur77 improves wound healing by upregulating the expression of integrin ß4. FASEB J. 2015 Jan; 29(1):131-40. PMID: 25326539.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  9. Zhao S, Zhou L, Niu G, Li Y, Zhao D, Zeng H. Differential regulation of orphan nuclear receptor TR3 transcript variants by novel vascular growth factor signaling pathways. FASEB J. 2014 Oct; 28(10):4524-33. PMID: 25016027.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  10. Qin L, Zhao D, Xu J, Ren X, Terwilliger EF, Parangi S, Lawler J, Dvorak HF, Zeng H. The vascular permeabilizing factors histamine and serotonin induce angiogenesis through TR3/Nur77 and subsequently truncate it through thrombospondin-1. Blood. 2013 Mar 14; 121(11):2154-64. PMID: 23315169.
    Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  11. Koon HW, Shih DQ, Hing TC, Chen J, Ho S, Zhao D, Targan SR, Pothoulakis C. Substance P induces CCN1 expression via histone deacetylase activity in human colonic epithelial cells. Am J Pathol. 2011 Nov; 179(5):2315-26. PMID: 21945803.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  12. Koon HW, Shih DQ, Chen J, Bakirtzi K, Hing TC, Law I, Ho S, Ichikawa R, Zhao D, Xu H, Gallo R, Dempsey P, Cheng G, Targan SR, Pothoulakis C. Cathelicidin signaling via the Toll-like receptor protects against colitis in mice. Gastroenterology. 2011 Nov; 141(5):1852-63.e1-3. PMID: 21762664.
    Citations: 33     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  13. Zhao D, Qin L, Bourbon PM, James L, Dvorak HF, Zeng H. Orphan nuclear transcription factor TR3/Nur77 regulates microvessel permeability by targeting endothelial nitric oxide synthase and destabilizing endothelial junctions. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011 Jul 19; 108(29):12066-71. PMID: 21730126.
    Citations: 24     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  14. Zhao D, Bakirtzi K, Zhan Y, Zeng H, Koon HW, Pothoulakis C. Insulin-like growth factor-1 receptor transactivation modulates the inflammatory and proliferative responses of neurotensin in human colonic epithelial cells. J Biol Chem. 2011 Feb 25; 286(8):6092-9. PMID: 21212273.
    Citations: 22     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  15. Liu X, Zhao D, James L, Li J, Zeng H. Requirement of the nuclear localization of transcription enhancer factor 3 for proliferation, migration, tube formation, and angiogenesis induced by vascular endothelial growth factor. FASEB J. 2011 Apr; 25(4):1188-97. PMID: 21169383.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  16. Zhao D, Desai S, Zeng H. VEGF stimulates PKD-mediated CREB-dependent orphan nuclear receptor Nurr1 expression: role in VEGF-induced angiogenesis. Int J Cancer. 2011 Jun 01; 128(11):2602-12. PMID: 20715116.
    Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  17. Koon HW, Shih D, Karagiannides I, Zhao D, Fazelbhoy Z, Hing T, Xu H, Lu B, Gerard N, Pothoulakis C. Substance P modulates colitis-associated fibrosis. Am J Pathol. 2010 Nov; 177(5):2300-9. PMID: 20889569.
    Citations: 25     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  18. Chen X, Fruehauf J, Goldsmith JD, Xu H, Katchar KK, Koon HW, Zhao D, Kokkotou EG, Pothoulakis C, Kelly CP. Saccharomyces boulardii inhibits EGF receptor signaling and intestinal tumor growth in Apc(min) mice. Gastroenterology. 2009 Sep; 137(3):914-23. PMID: 19482027.
    Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  19. Koon HW, Kim YS, Xu H, Kumar A, Zhao D, Karagiannides I, Dobner PR, Pothoulakis C. Neurotensin induces IL-6 secretion in mouse preadipocytes and adipose tissues during 2,4,6,-trinitrobenzensulphonic acid-induced colitis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009 May 26; 106(21):8766-71. PMID: 19443690.
    Citations: 22     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  20. Liu X, Zhao D, Qin L, Li J, Zeng H. Transcription enhancer factor 3 (TEF3) mediates the expression of Down syndrome candidate region 1 isoform 1 (DSCR1-1L) in endothelial cells. J Biol Chem. 2008 Dec 05; 283(49):34159-67. PMID: 18840614.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  21. Koon HW, Zhao D, Xu H, Bowe C, Moss A, Moyer MP, Pothoulakis C. Substance P-mediated expression of the pro-angiogenic factor CCN1 modulates the course of colitis. Am J Pathol. 2008 Aug; 173(2):400-10. PMID: 18599605.
    Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  22. Zhao D. Protein kinase Cdelta-mediated CREB activation regulates ghrelin-induced cyclooxygenase-2 expression and prostaglandin E2 production in human colonic epithelial cells. J Cell Biochem. 2007 Dec 01; 102(5):1245-55. PMID: 17455223.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  23. Zhao D, Zhan Y, Zeng H, Koon HW, Moyer MP, Pothoulakis C. Neurotensin stimulates expression of early growth response gene-1 and EGF receptor through MAP kinase activation in human colonic epithelial cells. Int J Cancer. 2007 Apr 15; 120(8):1652-6. PMID: 17230532.
    Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  24. Koon HW, Zhao D, Zhan Y, Moyer MP, Pothoulakis C. Substance P mediates antiapoptotic responses in human colonocytes by Akt activation. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2007 Feb 06; 104(6):2013-8. PMID: 17264209.
    Citations: 36     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  25. Qin L, Zhao D, Liu X, Nagy JA, Hoang MV, Brown LF, Dvorak HF, Zeng H. Down syndrome candidate region 1 isoform 1 mediates angiogenesis through the calcineurin-NFAT pathway. Mol Cancer Res. 2006 Nov; 4(11):811-20. PMID: 17114339.
    Citations: 24     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  26. Qin L, Zeng H, Zhao D. Requirement of protein kinase D tyrosine phosphorylation for VEGF-A165-induced angiogenesis through its interaction and regulation of phospholipase Cgamma phosphorylation. J Biol Chem. 2006 Oct 27; 281(43):32550-8. PMID: 16891660.
    Citations: 23     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  27. Zhao D, Pothoulakis C. Effects of NT on gastrointestinal motility and secretion, and role in intestinal inflammation. Peptides. 2006 Oct; 27(10):2434-44. PMID: 16872719.
    Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  28. Zhao D, Zhan Y, Zeng H, Moyer MP, Mantzoros CS, Pothoulakis C. Ghrelin stimulates interleukin-8 gene expression through protein kinase C-mediated NF-kappaB pathway in human colonic epithelial cells. J Cell Biochem. 2006 Apr 15; 97(6):1317-27. PMID: 16552751.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  29. Koon HW, Zhao D, Zhan Y, Rhee SH, Moyer MP, Pothoulakis C. Substance P stimulates cyclooxygenase-2 and prostaglandin E2 expression through JAK-STAT activation in human colonic epithelial cells. J Immunol. 2006 Apr 15; 176(8):5050-9. PMID: 16585602.
    Citations: 33     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  30. Zeng H, Qin L, Zhao D, Tan X, Manseau EJ, Van Hoang M, Senger DR, Brown LF, Nagy JA, Dvorak HF. Orphan nuclear receptor TR3/Nur77 regulates VEGF-A-induced angiogenesis through its transcriptional activity. J Exp Med. 2006 Mar 20; 203(3):719-29. PMID: 16520388.
    Citations: 61     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  31. Koon HW, Zhao D, Zhan Y, Simeonidis S, Moyer MP, Pothoulakis C. Substance P-stimulated interleukin-8 expression in human colonic epithelial cells involves protein kinase Cdelta activation. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 2005 Sep; 314(3):1393-400. PMID: 15917399.
    Citations: 23     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  32. Na X, Zhao D, Koon HW, Kim H, Husmark J, Moyer MP, Pothoulakis C, LaMont JT. Clostridium difficile toxin B activates the EGF receptor and the ERK/MAP kinase pathway in human colonocytes. Gastroenterology. 2005 Apr; 128(4):1002-11. PMID: 15825081.
    Citations: 21     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  33. Zhao D, Zhan Y, Zeng H, Koon HW, Moyer MP, Pothoulakis C. Neurotensin stimulates interleukin-8 expression through modulation of I kappa B alpha phosphorylation and p65 transcriptional activity: involvement of protein kinase C alpha. Mol Pharmacol. 2005 Jun; 67(6):2025-31. PMID: 15755906.
    Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  34. Koon HW, Zhao D, Na X, Moyer MP, Pothoulakis C. Metalloproteinases and transforming growth factor-alpha mediate substance P-induced mitogen-activated protein kinase activation and proliferation in human colonocytes. J Biol Chem. 2004 Oct 29; 279(44):45519-27. PMID: 15319441.
    Citations: 48     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  35. Zhao D, Zhan Y, Koon HW, Zeng H, Keates S, Moyer MP, Pothoulakis C. Metalloproteinase-dependent transforming growth factor-alpha release mediates neurotensin-stimulated MAP kinase activation in human colonic epithelial cells. J Biol Chem. 2004 Oct 15; 279(42):43547-54. PMID: 15247267.
    Citations: 19     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  36. Zhao D, Pothoulakis C. Rho GTPases as therapeutic targets for the treatment of inflammatory diseases. Expert Opin Ther Targets. 2003 Oct; 7(5):583-92. PMID: 14498821.
    Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  37. Zeng H, Zhao D, Yang S, Datta K, Mukhopadhyay D. Heterotrimeric G alpha q/G alpha 11 proteins function upstream of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) receptor-2 (KDR) phosphorylation in vascular permeability factor/VEGF signaling. J Biol Chem. 2003 Jun 06; 278(23):20738-45. PMID: 12670961.
    Citations: 23     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  38. Mykoniatis A, Anton PM, Wlk M, Wang CC, Ungsunan L, Blüher S, Venihaki M, Simeonidis S, Zacks J, Zhao D, Sougioultzis S, Karalis K, Mantzoros C, Pothoulakis C. Leptin mediates Clostridium difficile toxin A-induced enteritis in mice. Gastroenterology. 2003 Mar; 124(3):683-91. PMID: 12612907.
    Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  39. Simeonidis S, Castagliuolo I, Pan A, Liu J, Wang CC, Mykoniatis A, Pasha A, Valenick L, Sougioultzis S, Zhao D, Pothoulakis C. Regulation of the NK-1 receptor gene expression in human macrophage cells via an NF-kappa B site on its promoter. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2003 Mar 04; 100(5):2957-62. PMID: 12594338.
    Citations: 27     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  40. Zhao D, Kuhnt-Moore S, Zeng H, Wu JS, Moyer MP, Pothoulakis C. Neurotensin stimulates IL-8 expression in human colonic epithelial cells through Rho GTPase-mediated NF-kappa B pathways. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2003 Jun; 284(6):C1397-404. PMID: 12584113.
    Citations: 27     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  41. Zhao D, Kuhnt-Moore S, Zeng H, Pan A, Wu JS, Simeonidis S, Moyer MP, Pothoulakis C. Substance P-stimulated interleukin-8 expression in human colonic epithelial cells involves Rho family small GTPases. Biochem J. 2002 Dec 01; 368(Pt 2):665-72. PMID: 12169092.
    Citations: 25     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  42. Zeng H, Zhao D, Mukhopadhyay D. KDR stimulates endothelial cell migration through heterotrimeric G protein Gq/11-mediated activation of a small GTPase RhoA. J Biol Chem. 2002 Nov 29; 277(48):46791-8. PMID: 12244099.
    Citations: 36     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  43. Wlk M, Wang CC, Venihaki M, Liu J, Zhao D, Anton PM, Mykoniatis A, Pan A, Zacks J, Karalis K, Pothoulakis C. Corticotropin-releasing hormone antagonists possess anti-inflammatory effects in the mouse ileum. Gastroenterology. 2002 Aug; 123(2):505-15. PMID: 12145804.
    Citations: 32     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  44. Zeng H, Zhao D, Mukhopadhyay D. Flt-1-mediated down-regulation of endothelial cell proliferation through pertussis toxin-sensitive G proteins, beta gamma subunits, small GTPase CDC42, and partly by Rac-1. J Biol Chem. 2002 Feb 08; 277(6):4003-9. PMID: 11726672.
    Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  45. Keates S, Sougioultzis S, Keates AC, Zhao D, Peek RM, Shaw LM, Kelly CP. cag+ Helicobacter pylori induce transactivation of the epidermal growth factor receptor in AGS gastric epithelial cells. J Biol Chem. 2001 Dec 21; 276(51):48127-34. PMID: 11604402.
    Citations: 61     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  46. Layne MD, Patel A, Chen YH, Rebel VI, Carvajal IM, Pellacani A, Ith B, Zhao D, Schreiber BM, Yet SF, Lee ME, Storch J, Perrella MA. Role of macrophage-expressed adipocyte fatty acid binding protein in the development of accelerated atherosclerosis in hypercholesterolemic mice. FASEB J. 2001 Dec; 15(14):2733-5. PMID: 11606480.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  47. Zhao D, Keates AC, Kuhnt-Moore S, Moyer MP, Kelly CP, Pothoulakis C. Signal transduction pathways mediating neurotensin-stimulated interleukin-8 expression in human colonocytes. J Biol Chem. 2001 Nov 30; 276(48):44464-71. PMID: 11574537.
    Citations: 38     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  48. Perrella MA, Pellacani A, Layne MD, Patel A, Zhao D, Schreiber BM, Storch J, Feinberg MW, Hsieh CM, Haber E, Lee ME. Absence of adipocyte fatty acid binding protein prevents the development of accelerated atherosclerosis in hypercholesterolemic mice. FASEB J. 2001 Aug; 15(10):1774-6. PMID: 11481226.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
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