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Ningyan Zhang

Ningyan Zhang

Ningyan Zhang, PhD
Texas Therapeutic Institute
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, USA

 

Biography

Dr. Zhang joins the Texas Therapeutic Institute and The Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine (IMM) at UTHealth from Merck Research Laboratory where she was a research fellow.

Dr. Zhang received her Ph.D. in plant biochemistry/molecular biology from the University of Kentucky, Lexington. She conducted her postdoctoral training at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Dr. Berne Jones laboratory studying the expression and characterization of proteinases during the brewing process. Following her postdoctoral training, Dr. Zhang pursued a career in the pharmaceutical industry with a focus on protein engineering and therapeutic antibody drug discovery research.

Research Interest

The proteolytic process mediated by proteinases including matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) in the tumor microenvironment plays a critical role in tumor growth, invasion, metastasis, and cancer drug resistance. The molecular mechanisms underlining the complex roles of proteinases in cancer biology are currently poorly understood. Recent studies suggest that proteinases in tumor microenvironment may invade host immunosurveillance by cleavage of antibodies or shedding cell surface receptors to allow cancer cells to escape immune response. Dr. Zhang will study the interactions between proteinases and anti-tumor antibodies in the tumor microenvironment to delineate the roles of proteinses play in tumor resistance to antibody immune therapies.

Publications

Editors & Editorial Board Members
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Human Fungal Infections: Need to Improve Diagnosis with New Biomarkers Developed by Translational Research
Editorial:  Mol Med Ther 2012, 1:1
doi: 10.4172/2324-8769.1000e101
Aamir Shahzad, Randall J Cohrs, Adong Shen and Cornelia Lass-Flörl
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Performance of Commercial Interferon-γ Release Assays for Screening Latent Tuberculosis Infection: A Meta-Analysis
Research Article:  Mol Med Ther 2012, 1:2
doi: 10.4172/2324-8769.1000103
Lin Sun, Qingqin Yin, Jianling Tian, Qing Miao, Fang Xu, Jing Xiao, Chen Shen, Weiwei Jiao, Cornelia Lass-Flörl, Aamir Shahzad and Adong Shen
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Parkinson’s Disease and Type-2 Diabetes: Methylglyoxal may be a Common Causal Agent; Carnosine could be Protective
Review Article:  Mol Med Ther 2012, 1:2
doi: 10.4172/2324-8769.1000104
Alan R. Hipkiss
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Prolyl Hydroxylases in fight or flight
Editorial:  Mol Med Ther 2012, 1:1
doi: 10.4172/2324-8769.1000e102
Anne-Theres Henze, Rodrigo Leite de Oliveira and Massimiliano Mazzone
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Genome-Scale Mapping of MicroRNA Signatures in Human Embryonic Stem Cell Neurogenesis
Research Article:  Mol Med Ther 2012, 1:2
doi: 10.4172/2324-8769.1000105
Xuejun H. Parsons, James F. Parsons and Dennis A. Moore
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Regulation of Coronary Vasomotor Function by Reactive Oxygen Species
Review Article:  Mol Med Ther 2012, 1:1
doi: 10.4172/2324-8769.1000101
Lih Kuo, Naris Thengchaisri and Travis W. Hein
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Novel Combinatorial Therapeutic Targeting of PAI-1(SERPINE1) Gene Expression in Alzheimer’s Disease
Short Communication:  Mol Med Ther 2012, 1:2
doi: 10.4172/2324-8769.1000106
Stacie M. Kutz, Craig E. Higgins and Paul J. Higgins
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Low Molecular Weight Antagonists of Plasminogen Activator Inhibitor-1: Therapeutic Potential in Cardiovascular Disease
Short Communication:  Mol Med Ther 2012, 1:1
doi: 10.4172/2324-8769.1000102
Tessa M. Simone and Paul J. Higgins
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