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Guo-Bin Cai, PH.D


Guo-Bin Cai, PH.D


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


Associated Professor


Department of Medical Parasitology

Research interests / Specialties:

Reproductive physiology of schistosome;Screening of small molecules and their

molecular mechanism of anti-pathogens.

Education and Training

B.S., 1990-1994 Wuhan University School of Life Science, China

Research fellow training, 2004-2006 Sungkyunkwan University, Korea

Ph.D., 2003-2007 Wuhan UniversitySchool of Medicine, China

Post-doctoral training, 2011-2012 Baylor College of Medicine, U.S.A

Research Description

1. Reproduction and Physiology of Medical Parasites. Focus on the functional role and mechanism of the key enzymes within the embryo development and egg formation of trematode parasites.

2. Screening of Small Molecular Drugs and Their Molecular Mechanism of Anti-pathogens. Focus on structure based approach to the discovery and screening of novel small molecule inhibitors of non-mevalonate isoprene biosynthesis pathway, and reveal the molecular mechanism of their anti-toxoplasmal and anti-malarial proliferation.


Publication list

1.Guobin Cai, Lisheng Deng, Jian Xue, Silvia N.J. Moreno, Boris Striepen, Yongcheng Song. Expression, characterization and inhibition ofToxoplasma gondii1-deoxy-D-xylulose-5- phosphate reductoisomerase.Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry letters, 2013, 23(7): 2158-2161.

2. Xue Jian, Diao Jiasheng,Guobin Cai(Co-first), Lisheng Deng, Yongcheng Song. Antimalarial and Structural Studies of Pyridine-Containing Inhibitors of 1-Deoxyxylulose-5- phosphate Reductoisomerase.ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters2013, 4(2), 278-282.

3. Young-An Bae,Guo-Bin Cai, Seon-Hee Kim, Woon-Mok Sohn, Yoon Kong. Expression pattern and substrate specificity ofClonorchis sinensistyrosinases.International Journal for Parasitology2013, 43(11): 891-900.

4.Guobin Cai, Lisheng Deng, Bartlomiej G. Fryszczyn, Nicholas G. Brown, Zhen Liu, Hong Jiang, Timothy Palzkill, and Yongcheng Song. Thermodynamic Investigations of Inhibitor Binding to 1-Deoxy-D-Xylulose-5-Phosphate Reductoisomerase.ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters2012, 3, 496-500.

5. Yuan He,Guobin Cai(Co-first), Yonghui Ni, Ying Li, Hongying Zong, Li He. siRNA-mediated knockdown of two tyrosinase genes fromSchistosoma japonicumcultured in vitro.Experimental Parasitology2012, 132: 394-402.

6. Justin L. Anglin, Lisheng Deng, Yuan Yao,Guobin Cai, Zhen Liu, Hong Jiang, Gang Cheng, Pinhong Chen, Shuo Dong and Yongcheng Song. Synthesis and Structure-Activity Relationship Investigation of Adenosine-Containing Inhibitors of Histone Methyltransferase DOT1L.Journal of Medicinal Chemistry2012, 55: 8066-8074.

7. Baihua He,Guobin Cai(Co-first), Yonghui Ni, Ying Li, Hongying Zong, Li He. Characterization and expression of a novel cystatin gene fromSchistosoma japonicum.Molecular and Cellular Probes2011, 25: 186-193.

8. Young-An Bae,Guo-Bin Cai, Seon-Hee Kim, Young-Gun Zo, Yoon Kong. Modular evolution of glutathione peroxidase genes in association with different biochemical properties of their encoded proteins in invertebrate animals.BMC Evolutionary Biology2009, 6; 9: 72.

9. S.-H. KIM,G.-B. CAI(Co-first), Y.-A. BAE, E.-G. LEE, Y.-S. LEE and Y. KONG. Two novel phospholipid hydroperoxide glutathione peroxidase genes ofParagonimus westermaniinduced by oxidative stress.Parasitology2009, 136: 553-565.

10.Guobin Cai, Youngan Bae, Ying Zhang, Yuan He, Mingsen Jiang, Li He. Expression and characterization of two tyrosinases from the trematodeSchistosoma japonicum.Parasitology Research2009, 104: 601-609.

11.Guo-Bin Cai, Young-An Bae, Seon-Hee Kim, Woon-Mok Sohn, Yoon-Song Lee, Ming-Sen Jiang, Tong-Soo Kim, Yoon Kong. Vitellocyte-specific expression of phospholipid hydroperoxide glutathione peroxidases inClonorchis sinensis.International Journal for Parasitology2008, 38: 1613-1623.

12.Guo-Bin Cai, Young-An Bae, Seon-Hee Kim, Byoung-Kuk Na, Tong-Soo Kim, Ming-Sen Jiang, Yoon Kong. A membrane-associated metalloprotease ofTaenia soliummetacestode structurally related to FACE-1/Ste24p protease family.International Journal for Parasitology2006, 36: 925-935.

13. Young-An Bae, Seon-Hee Kim,Guo-Bin Cai, Eung-Goo Lee, Tong-Soo Kim, Takeshi Agatsuma, Yoon Kong. Differential expression ofParagonimus westermanieggshell proteins during the developmental stages.International Journal for Parasitology2007, 37: 295-305.

14.Seon-Hee Kim, Joon-Yong Chung, Young-An Bae,Guo-Bin Cai, Byoung-Kuk Na, Nam-Joo Kim, Han-Shik Kwack, Tong-Soo Kim, Yoon Kong. Functional identification of protein inhibitor of neuronal nitric oxide synthase ofTaenia soliummetacestode.Molecular & Biochemical Parasitology2007, 151: 41-51.

15. He Li, Hu Chun-Song,Cai Guo-Bin, Zhang Qiu-Ping, Li Qun, Zhang Xiao-Lian, Huang Bao-Jun, Zhang Lin-Jie, Liu Jun-Yan, Jiang Ming-Sen, Tan Jing-Quan. Highly up-regulated CXCR3 expression on eosinophils in mice infected withSchistosoma japonicum.Immunology2004, 111: 107-117.