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Hui Fen Dong, PH.D


Hui Fen Dong, PH.D

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Office Address: 185# DongHu Road, Wuhan, Hubei, 430071




Department of Pathogen Biology

Research interests / Specialties:

Biology of Schistosoma japonicum and its intermediate host / Interaction between Schistosoma japonicum and its host

Eduaction and Training

B.S., 1982-1986 Huazhong Agricultural University, China

M.S., 1986-1989Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Ph.D., 1999-2002 Wuhan University, Wuhan, China

Studying abroad, 2008-2009, Hawaii University, U.S.A

Research Description

1. Biology ofSchistosoma japonicumand its intermediate host,Oncomelania hupensi:mainly focus on the growth and development ofS. japonicum,especially the cell culture ofSchistosomaandOncomelaniain vitro. It was reported that a feasible methods and system forin vitroculture of cells fromS. japonicumas early as1995. Besides established isolation protocols and morphological observations, media optimizations were conducted by using different chemical reagents, biological supplements and physical treatment. Among these, mutagens like N-methyl-N-nitro-N-nitrosoguanidine and the addition of extracellular matrix were found to be able to induce mitogenic activities. Although enzyme activities or the level of silver stained nucleolar organizer region associated protein in cultured cells indicated still suboptimal conditions, the achievements made point to the possibility of reaching the aim of establishing cell lines forS. japonicum.



2. Interaction betweenSchistosomajaponicumand its host:mainly study the impact of host on the growth and development, egg embros and granuloma, gene expression and immune evasion ofSchistosoma, also focus on the gene expression ofO. hupensisafter infected withSchistosomaand treated with molluscicide drug.




Selected Publications(*corresponding author)

1. Zhao QP, Xiong T, Xu XJ, Jiang MS,Dong HF*.(2015) De novo transcriptome analysis ofOncomelania hupensisafter molluscicide treatment by next-generation sequencing: implications for biology and future snail interventions.Plos One10(3): e0118673.

2. Tang HB, Ming ZP, Liu R, Xiong T, Grevelding CG,Dong HF*, Jiang MS*. (2013) Development of Adult Worms and Granulomatous Pathology Are Collectively Regulated by T- and B-Cells in Mice Infected withSchistosoma japonicum.Plos One, 8(1): e54432.

3. Liu R,Dong HF*, Jiang MS*. (2013) The new national integrated strategy emphasizing infection source control for schistosomiasis control.Parasitol Res., 112(4): 1483-1491.

4. Liu R, Zhao, QP Ye Q, Xiong T, Tang CL,Dong HF*, Jiang MS*. (2013) Clonning and characterization of a bone morphogenetic protein homologue ofSchistosoma japonicum.Exp Parasitol, 135(1): 64-71.

5. Ye Q,Dong HF, Grevelding CG, Hu M. (2013) In vitro cultivation ofSchistosoma japonicum-parasites and cells.Biotechnology Advances, 31(8): 1722-1737.

6. Ye Q,ZhuJY, Ming ZP, ZhaoQP, Grevelding CG, Liu R,ZhongQP,Jiang MS,Dong HF*. (2012) Studies on the establishment of a co-culture system of lung stageSchistosoma japonicumwith host cells.Parasitol Res.,111(2):735-748.

7. ZhuJY, Ye Q,ZhaoQP,Ming ZP, Grevelding CG, JiangMS,Dong HF*. (2012) Effects of protein extract from head-foot tissue ofOncomelania hupensison the growth and gene expression of mother sporocysts ofSchistosoma japonicum.Parasitol Res., 110 (2): 721-731.

8. Yuan Y,Dong HF*, Xu XJ, Li G, Wei FH, Zhao YB, Tu ZW, Liu M, Cao MM, He H, Tang L, Zhu H, Fan HP. (2011) Evaluation of a new molluscicide for counteracting the intermediate snail host ofSchistosoma japonicum.Malacologia, 53(2): 217-227.

9. Zhong QP,Li JL,Ming ZP,Jiang MS,Dong HF*. (2011) Effects of male worm extraction on ultrastructure of cultured vitelline cells fromSchistosoma japonicum.Chin J Schisto Control., 23(4): 424-427 (In Chinese).

10. Jiang MS, Liu R, Zhao QP,Dong HF*, Guo Y. (2010) Social epidemiological thinking about schistosomiasis.Chin J Schisto Control., 22(3): 201-205 (In Chinese).

11. Luo C,Ming ZP, Zhong QP, Ye Q, Jiang MS,Dong HF*. (2010) Effects of conditioned medium on LDH and AgNORs in cultured schistosomulum cells fromSchistosoma japonicum.Chin J Schisto Control., 22(6): 552-556 (In Chinese).

12. Zhong QP, Ming ZP, Jiang MS,Dong HF*. (2009) Effects of N-methyl-N- nitro-N-nitrosoguanidine on argyrophilic nucleolar or ganizer region associated proteins in cultured cells from adultSchistosoma japonicum.Chin J Schisto Control., 21(5): 378-381 (In Chinese).

13. Zhou XL,Dong HF*,Jiang MS, Li X,Huang JJ. (2008) In vitro Effect of 5-Hydroxytryptamine on Motility and Length ofSchistosoma japonicumPrimary Sporocysts.Chin J Parasitol Parasit Dis,26(4): 295-298 (In Chinese).

14. Ye Q,ZhuJY, Zhong QP, Jiang MS,Dong HF*. (2007) Primary Culture of the Cells fromOncomelania hupensisLiver.Chin J Parasitol Parasit Dis,2007, 25(6):478-482 (In Chinese).

15. Huang JJ,Dong HF*,Ming ZP, Zhong QP,Jiang MS,Li X,Zhou XL. (2007) Selection of optimal condition of static electromagnetic field to the cultured cells fromSchistosoma j aponicum.Chinese Journal of Zoonoses,23(8):769-773 (In Chinese).

16. Ming ZP, Zhong QP,Dong HF*, Jiang MS, Zhang ZR. (2006) Effects of the combined use of liver matrix and N-methyl-N-nitro-N-nitrosoguanidine (MNNG) on the content and distribution of carbohydrates in the cultured cells from adult Schistosoma japonicum.Chinese Journal of Zoonoses, 22(3): 259-262 (In Chinese).

17. Chen XG, Yi TY, Ming ZP, Zhong QP, Jiang MS,Dong HF*.(2006) Effects of spermidine on argyrophilic nucleolar organizer region associated proteins in cultured cells from adultSchistosoma japonicum.Chin J Endemiol, 25(1): 50-53 (In Chinese).

18. Deng SM,Dong HF*, Zhong QP, Ming ZP, Jiang MS and Hu SQ. (2003) Studies on cultured conditions of cells fromSchistosoma japonicumby orthogonal tests. Chin J Schisto Control,17(2): 111-115.(In Chinese)

19. Dong HF, Jiang MS, Liu Q, Ming ZP, Zhong QP and Fan H. (2003) Scanning electron microscopical observation on the cultured cells from adultSchistosoma japonicuminduced by MNNG. Chin. J. Parasit Dis Con., 22(6): 485~487.(In Chinese)

20. Dong HF, Zhu JY, Zhong QP, Ming ZP, Jiang MS and Xu MX (2003) The effect of extracellular matrix on whole-mount endoplasmic reticulum membrane system in the cultured cells fromSchistosoma japonicum. Chin. J. Endemiol., 22(6): 485-487.(In Chinese)

21. Peng Y, Jiang MS, Zhong QP Gui JF andDong HF*. (2003) Preliminary study on primary culture of cells fromOncomelania hupensis. Chin. J. Parasitol. Parasit Dis., 21(3): 176-178.(In Chinese)

22. Dong HF, Jiang MS, Liu Q, Zhong QP and Zhu JY.(2002) Cytochemical studies on SDH and LDH of cultured cells from adultSchistosoma japonicum. Chinese Journal of Zoonoses, 18(2): 69-71.(In Chinese)

23. Dong HF, Chen XB, Ming ZP, Zhong QP, Jiang MS. (2002) Ultrastructure of cultured cells fromSchistosoma japonicum.Acta tropica, 82(2),225-234.

24. Dong HF, Jiang MS, Li Y, Ni YH, Chen JQ. (1995) Preliminary studies on the cultured conditions of cells from adultSchistosoma japonicum.Chin J Schisto Control, 1995, 7:257-261.(In Chinese)

25. Dong HF, Jiang MS, Li Y, Yang MY, Zhou SL. (1995) Preliminary studies on the cultural methods of cells fromSchistosoma japonicum.Acta Hydrobiologica Sinica, 19:382-383.(In Chinese)