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185# DongHu Road, Wuhan, Hubei, 430071

Position(s): Professor


Department of Medical Parasitology

Research interests / Specialties:

Immunology of parasitic infections, immunological prevention of parasitic diseases and molecular parasitology

B.S., 1978-1983 Nanchang University, China

M.D., 1986-1989 WuhanUniversity, China

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

Visiting scholar, 2006-2007 Melbourne University, Australia

Research Description

My research focused mainly onSchistosoma japonicumvaccine development, immune mechanism of parasitic infections, and the analysis and application of functional genes ofSchistosoma.For example, cystatins are a family of cysteine protease inhibitors that play a crucial role in the adaptation of the host defense and immune evasion. We have isolated a full-length cDNA sequence putatively encoding a novel cystatin gene fromSchistosoma japonicum. Semi-quantitative reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction revealedSjCystatinwas expressed in egg, schistosomula and adult stages as the parasite mature.SjCystatinprotein was widespreadly localized in nucleated cells of adult worm and mainly localized on the miracidium within eggs. Our further research results suggested that SjCystatin protein might play a important role during the immune evasion of parasitic worms.

Publication list

1.He,L., Yi X.Y., Jiang M.S., Zeng X.F., Ouyang L., McReynolds L.(2004) Schistosoma japonicum: establishment of a mouse model that demonstrates concomitant immunity.Chin Med J (Engl)117, 947-949.

2.He,L.,Chunsong H.,Guobin C.,Qiuping Z.,Qun L.,Xiaolian Z.,Baojun H., Linjie Z.,Junyan L., Mingshen J.,Jinquan T,.(2004).Highly up-regulated CXCR3 expression on eosinophils in mice infected with Schistosoma japonicum.Immunol111,107-117.

3.He,L., Gang Z., Yuling H., Luokun X., Jie X., Hao L., Li W., Chunsong H., Junyan L., Mingshen J., Youxin J., Feili G., Boquan J., Jinquan T.(2006) Different neurotropic pathogens elicit neurotoxic CCR9- or neurosupportive CXCR3 expressing microglia.J Immunol177,3644-3656.

4.Cai G., Bae Y., Zhang Y. ,He Y., Jiang M.,He,L*.,.(2009)Expression and characterization of two tyrosinases from the trematode Schistosoma japonicum.Parasitol Res104,601-609.

5.Hu M.,He,L*., B.E.,Campbell., W.Zhong., P.W. Sternberg, R.B. Gassera.* (2010) A vacuolar-type proton (H(+)) translocating ATPase alpha subunit encoded by the Hc-vha-6 g ene of Haemonchus contortus.Mol Cell Probes.24,196-203.

6.Baohua He , Guobin Cai , Yonghui Ni, Ying Li, Hongying Zong,Li He*(2011) Characterization and expression of a novel cystatin gene from Schistosoma japonicumq.Mol Cell Probes.25,186-193.

7.Yuan He, Guobin Cai, Yonghui Ni, Ying Li, Hongying Zong,Li He*(2012)siRNA-mediated knockdown of two tyrosinase genes from Schistosoma japonicum cultured in vitro.Exper Parasitol132, 394–402.