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Zhanqiu Yang, M.D.


Zhanqiu Yang, M.D.

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Office Address: Institute of Medical Virology, DongHu Road 185#, Wuhan, Hubei, 430071

Position: Professor

Affiliation: Institute of Medical Virology

Research interests / Specialties: Molecular Epidemiology of Viruses (Hantanvirus, Rotviruses); Infection and Immunology of Viruses(Hantanvirus, SARS virus, and other respiratory viruses); Viral Diagnosis and Antiviral Agents ( Hantanvirus, SARS virus and other respiratory viruses, Rotviruses, Herpes Viruses)

Education and Training

Medical Degree, 1972-1979,Hubei Medical College, China

Visiting Scientist ,2000, Fukushima Medical University, Japan

Visiting Scientist , 1998-2000, Lisbon University, Portugal

Visiting Scientist , 1993-1995, Glasgow University, United Kingdom

Research Description

1. Study the molecular epidemiology of Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome (HFRS): We focus on evolutionary dynamics and molecular epidemiology of Hantavirus infection in Hubei Province, which reveals viral genetic variation, pathogenesis, and epidemiological characteristics of HFRS.

2.Study the pathogenic mechanism of virus infection and focus on immune response induced by virus.

3. Viral Diagnosis and Antiviral Agents: We have established systematic molecular, cellular and animal models to explore antivirals and therapeutics against various viruses, such as hantanvirus, SARS virus and other respiratory viruses, rotviruses ,Herpes Viruses, and so on.

Publication list

1. Zhang YH, Ge L, Liu L, Huo XX, Xiong HR, Liu YY, Liu DY, Luo F, Li JL, Ling JX, Chen W, Liu J, Hou W, Zhang Y, Fan H, Yang ZQ* The Epidemic Characteristics and Changing Trend of Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome in Hubei Province, China. PLOS ONE. 2014; 9: e92700.

2. Wei F, Li JL, Ling JX, Chen LJ, Li N, Li JL, Chen LJ, Liu YY, Luo F, Xiong HR, Hou W, Yang ZQ*. Establishment of SYBR green-based qPCR assay for rapid evaluation and quantification for anti-Hantaan virus compounds in vitro and in suckling mice. Virus Genes 2013;46:54–62.

3. Li JL, Ling JX, Chen LJ, Wei F, Luo F, Liu YY, Xiong HR, How W, Yang ZQ*. An efficient method for isolation of Hantaan virus through serial passages in suckling mice. Intervirology 2013; 56(3):172-177.

4. Liu Q, Xiong HR, Lu L, Liu YY, Luo F, Hou W, Yang ZQ*. Antiviral and anti-inflammatory activity of arbidol hydrochloride in influenza A (H1N1) virus infection. Acta Pharm Sin 2013; 34(8):1075-1083.

5. Liu Q,Liu DY, Yang ZQ*. Characteristics of human infection with avian influenza virus and development of new antiviral agents. Acta Pharm Sin 2013; 34(10):1257-1269.

6. Liu Z, Wei F, Chen LJ, Xiong HR, Liu YY, Luo F, Hou W, Xiao H, Yang ZQ*. In vitro and in vivo studies of the inhibitory effects of emodin isolated from polygonum cuspidatum on coxsakievirus B4. Molecules 2013, 18, 11842-11858.

7. Liu Q, Lu L, Hua ML,Xu Y, Xiong HR, Hou W, Yang ZQ*. Jiawei- Yupingfeng-Tang, a Chinese herbal formula, inhibits respiratory viral infections in vitro and in vivo. J Ethnopharmacol 2013;150: 521–528

8. Liu J, Liu DY, Chen W, Li JL, Luo F, Li Q, Ling JX, Liu YY, Xiong XR, Ding XH, Hou W, Zhang Y, Li SY, Wang J, Yang ZQ*. Genetic analysis of hantaviruses and their rodent hosts in central-south China Virus Res 2012; 163 : 439– 447

9. Li JL, Ling JX, Liu DY, Liu J, Liu YY, Wei F, Luo F, Chen W, Zhang YH, Xiong HR, Hou W, Yang ZQ*. Genetic characterization of a new subtype of Hantaan virus isolated from a hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS) epidemic area in Hubei Province, China. Arch Virol 2012; 157:1981-1987.

10. Xiong HR, Shen YY, Lu L,Hou W, Luo F,Xiao H, Yang ZQ*. The Inhibitory Effect of Rheum palmatum Against Coxsackievirus B3 in Vitro and in Vivo. Am J Chin Med 2012; 40(4):1–12.

11. Ling JX, Wei F, Li N, Li JL, Chen LJ, Liu YY, Luo F, Xiong HR, Hou W, Yang ZQ*. Pharmacological amelioration of influenza virus induced reactive oxygen species formation by epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) derived from green tea. Acta Pharm Sinica 2012;33(12)1533-1541

12. Xiong HR, Luo J, Hou W, Xiao H, Yang ZQ*. The effect of emodin, an anthraquinone derivative extracted from the roots of Rheum tanguticum, against herpes simplex virus in vitro and in vivo. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 2011; 133 :718–723.

13. Xiong HR, Li Q, Chen W, Liu DY, Ling JX, Liu J, Liu YJ, Zhang Y, Yang ZQ*. Specific Humoral Reaction of Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome (HFRS) Patients in China to Recombinant Nucleocapsid Proteins from European Hantaviruses. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 2011;30:645–651.