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Dr. Weijiang Zhao

Associate Investigator
Center for Neuroscience, Shantou University Medical College
Xinling Road, No. 22, Shantou, Guangdong Province

Brief Biography:

Published Papers:
Papers in English:
1. Zhao W*, Ren S. Neuregulin-1 (Nrg1) is mainly expressed in rat pituitary gonadotrope cells and possibly regulates prolactin (PRL) secretion in a juxtacrine manner. Journal of Neuroendocrinology?SCI?4.65??in press, *corresponding author?
2. Zhao W*, Shen Y, Ren SG. Endogenous expression of Neregulin-1 (Nrg1) as a potential modulator of prolactin (PRL) secretion in GH3 cells. Cell Tissue Res, 2011, 344 (2):313–320. ?SCI?2.80,*corresponding author?
3. Tong Y, Zhao W, Zhou C, Wawrowsky K, Melmed S. PTTG1 Attenuates Drug-Induced Cellular Senescence. PLoS One?2011;6(8):e23754. Epub 2011 Aug 17. (SCI? 4.41)
4. Zhao W*, Ren S. Endogenous neuregulin-1 expression in the anterior pituitary of female Wistar-Furth rats during the estrous cycle. Journal of Southern Medical University, 2011, 31(6): 921-927. (PubMed cited)
5. Zhao W, Shi Z, Yuan F, et al. mu- and m-calpain expression and activity changes following diethylstilbestrol injection in the rat anterior pituitary. Neural Regeneration Research?2011?6?1??60-65. (SCI: 0.18)
6. Zhao W, Shi Z, Yuan F, et al. Melatonin modulates effects of DES on the pitutiary of the female wistar rat. Folia Histochem Cytobiol, 2010, 48(2):278-283.?SCI?0.90?
7. Zhao W, Shen H, Yuan F, et al. Induction stage-dependent expression of vascular endothelial growth factor and aquaporin-1 in diethylstilbestrol-treated rat pituitary. Eur J Histochem, 2009,53(1):53-60. ?SCI?1.81?
8. Zhao W, Yuan F, Li G, et al. Long-term application of diethylstilbestrol upregulates expressions of μ and m-calpains in pituitary intermediate lobe of female Wistar rats. Neural Regeneration Research?2007?2?5??276-280. (SCI: 0.18)
9. Zhao W, Zhao LF. Acute postoperative myelopathy characterized by crus spasm and periodical feet bounce bilaterally after cervical epidural anesthesia-Letter to the editor. Acta Anaesthesiol Scand, 2006, 50(5):639-640.?SCI?2.20?
10. Wang Y, Wu D, Zhao X, Ma R, Guo X, Wang C, Liu L, Zhao W, Wang Y. Hospital resources for urokinase/recombinant tissue-type plasminogen activator therapy for acute stroke in Beijing. Surg Neurol. 2008 Apr 17. [Epub ahead of print] ?SCI?1.26?
11. Wang Y, Wu D, Wang Y, Ma R, Wang C, Zhao W. A Survey on adherence to secondary stroke prevention in China. Neurol Res, 2006,28(1):16-20. ( contribution by data organization and translation of Chinese into English) ?SCI?1.62?
Papers in Chinese:
1. Zhao W. Neuregulin modulates ErbB-3 receptor phosphorylation in pituitary cells. JournaI of Neuroscience and Mental Health?2010, 10(3): 240-242.
2. Zhao W, Zhao X, Peng S, et al. Expression and Localization of Cell Adhesion Molecules in the Pituitary of C57BL/6 Mice. Journal of Shantou University Medical College, 2010,23(2): 65-67.
3. Zhao W, Peng S, Zhao X, et al. NeuN expression and distribution in hypophyseal structures in C57BL/ 6 mice. Chinese Journal of Practical Nervous Diseases, 2010,13(10):1-3.
4. Zhao W, Shi Z, Yuan F, et al. Effects of melatonin on ubiquitous calpain expression and activity in diehylstilbestrol (DES)-treated female Wistar rats. Chinese Pharmacological Bulletin, 2010,26(5): 624-628.
5. Zhao W. Rho kinase and cerebral vasospasm. Basic Medicine and Clinic (Chin), 2005, 25(10):896-900.
6. Zhao W, Luo H. Translating biomedical terminologies: an account of difficulties. Chinese Science & Technology Translators Journal, 2005,18(4):5-7,10.
7. Zhao W, Xu C. Research on the roles of caspase-3 involvement in ischemic neuron death pathway-A review. Foreign Medicine-Cerebrovascular Diseases (Chin), 2002, 10(5): 391-394.
1. Tong Y, Zhao W, Wawrowsky K, Melmed S. PTTG1 attenuates drug-induced cellular senescence. Proceedings of the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting, 2010, 51:781.
2. Zhao W. Studies on endogenous expression of Neuregulin-1 and functions in vitro. 11th Forum for Chinese Young Researchers in Medicine (Chin). 2010: page 1.
3. Zhao W, Xu C, Zhao YM. Study on the time course of Calpain activation in both the core and the penumbra during focal cerebral ischemia / reperfusion-An abstract. Chinese Pharmacologist (Chin), 2003, 20(3):40-41.
1. Contribution by interpreting 3 chapters of Alzheimer’s A Caregiver’s Guide and Sourcework (by Howard Gruetzner) into Chinese.


Academic positions:



Research interests:

1. Neuroendocrinology

2. Spinal cord injury

3. Neuroregeneration


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