Xinyu Zhao

Associate Professor
Ph.D., 1997, University of Washington, Seattle

Additional Publications

  • Guo W, Crossey EL, Zhang L, Zucca S, C. Valenzuela CF, and Zhao X. Alcohol Exposure Decreases CREB Binding Protein Expression and Histone Acetylation in the Developing Cerebellum PLoS One 2011. 6(5) e19351. PMID: 21655322
     
  • Guo W, Zhang L , Christopher DM, Teng Z, Fausett SR, Klingensmith K, Jin P, and Zhao X. RNA-binding Protein FXR2 Regulates Proliferation and Differentiation of Adult Hippocampal Neural Stem Cells by Reducing Noggin Expression Neuron 2011. 70 (5): 924-938.
     
  • Guo W, Allan AM, Zong R, Zhang L, Johnson EB, Schaller EG, Murthy A, Goggin SL, Eisch AJ, Oostra BA, Nelson DL, Jin P, and Zhao X. Selective deletion of FMRP in adult neural stem cells disrupts hippocampal neurogenesis and learning Nature Medicine 17(5):559-65. PMID: 21516088. (Cover story. Featured by Faculty1000 as top 2% of published articles in biology and medicine.)
     
  • Barkho BZ and Zhao X. Neural stem cells response to Stroke and potential therapeutic applications Curr Stem Cells and Therapies 2011 Apr 5. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 21466483
     
  • McQuate A and Zhao X. "Crosstalk among epigenetic mechanisms regulates adult neurogenesis" (invited review in preparation). Special review issue of Frontier in Neurogenesis 2011 (review article; edited by Zhao X and Shi Y)
     
  • Smrt RD, Pfeiffer RL, and Zhao X. Age-Dependent Expression of Mecp2 in a Novel Heterozygous Mosaic Mouse Model. Hum. Mol. Genet. 2011. PMID: 21330301
     
  • Szulwach KE*, Li X* (*, equal contribution), Smrt RD, Li Y, Luo Y, Li L, Lin L, Santistevan NJ, Li W, Zhao X#., and Jin P# (#, co-corresponding author). Crosstalk between microRNA and epigenetic regulation in adult neurogenesis J. Cell Biology 2010 189 (1) 127-41
     
  • Luo Y*, Shan G*, Guo W* (*, equal contribution), Smrt RD&, Johnson EB& (&,equal contribution), Li X, Pfeiffer RL, Szulwach KE, Duan R, Barkho BZ, Li W, Liu C, Jin P and Zhao X. Fragile X mental retardation protein regulates proliferation and differentiation of adult neural stem/progenitor cells PLoS Genetics 2010 Apr 8;6(4):e1000898
     
  • Liu C*, Teng Z* (*, equal contribution), Santistevan NJ, Szulwach KE, Guo W, Jin P, and Zhao X. Epigenetic regulation of miR-184 by Mbd1 governs neural stem cell proliferation and differentiation. Cell Stem Cell, 2010. 6(5):433-44. PMID: 20452318
     
  • Smrt RD, Szulwach KE Pfeiffer RL, Li X, Guo W, Pathania M, Teng Z, Luo Y, Peng J, Wilson MC, Bordey A, Jin P and Zhao X. (2010) MicroRNA miR-137 regulates neuronal maturation by targeting ubiquitin ligase Mind Bomb-1 Stem Cells. 28(6):1060-70. PMID: 20506192.
     
  • Smrt RD and Zhao X. Epigenetic regulation of neuronal dendrite and dendritic spine development. Frontiers in Biology, (review article) 2010, 5(4): 304-323).
     
  • Shi Y, Zhao X, Hsieh J, Wichterle H, Impey S, Banerjee S, Neveu P, and Kosik KS. microRNA regulation of neural stem cells and neurogenesis. (Based on the 2010 SFN mini-symposium chaired by Shi and Zhao. Author order is based on the order of presentation) J. Neurosci, (review article) 2010 30(45):14931-14936; doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.4280-10.2010
     
  • Li X, Barkho BZ, and Zhao X#. Neural stem cells and neurogenic niche. (2008 Springer, Book chapter; edited by Shi and Clegg).
     
  • Szulwach KE, Li X. Zhao X, and Peng Jin. MicroRNA and Stem Cell Epigenesis. Current Research and Perspectives in MicroRNAs (2008 Springer) (book chapter).
     
  • Li X, and Zhao X#. Epigenetic regulation of mammalian neural stem cells. Stem Cells and Dev 2008 17(6):1043-52. PMCID: PMC2700624
     
  • Allan AM, Liang X, Luo,Y, Pak C, LI, X, Szulwach KE, Chen D, Jin P, and Zhao X#. The loss of methyl-CpG binding protein 1 leads to autism-like behavioral deficits 2008 Hum Mol Gen 2008 17(13):2047-57
     
  • Li X., Barkho BZ, Luo Y, Smrt RD, Liu C, Kuwabara T, Gage FH, and Zhao X. Epigenetic regulation of stem cell mitogen FGF-2 by Mbd1 in adult neural stem/progenitor cells. J. Biol. Chem. 2008. 283(41):27644-52. PMCID: PMC2562066
     
  • Barkho BZ, Munoz A, Li X, Li L, Cunningham LA, and Zhao X. (2008) Endogenous Matrix Metalloproteinase (MMP)-3 and MMP-9 Promote the Differentiation and Migration of Adult Neural Progenitor Cells in Response to Chemokines. Stem Cells. 26(12):3139-49.
     
  • Barkho BZ and Zhao X. Extracellular matrix and neural stem cell migration. "Adult Neurogenesis and CNS Diseases" (Book chapter; edited by Kunlin Jin, Research Signpost series 2008)
     
  • Li X., Barkho BZ, Luo Y, Smrt RD, Liu C, Kuwabara T, Gage FH, and Zhao X. Epigenetic regulation of stem cell mitogen FGF-2 by Mbd1 in adult neural stem/progenitor cells. J. Biol. Chem. 2008. 283(41):27644-52. PMCID: PMC2562066
     
  • Liu C and Zhao X. MicroRNAs in adult and embryonic neurogenesis. Neuromolecular Med. (Review article) 2009;11(3):141-52. Epub 2009 Jul 14. PMCID: PMC2754598
     
  • Zhao X#, Pak C, Smrt RD, Jin P#. "Epigenetics and Neural Developmental Disorders" Epigenetics (Review article) 2007 Apr;2(2):130-138
     
  • Smrt, RD. Eaves-Angenes J, Barkho BZ, Santistevan NJ, Aimone JB, Zhao C, Gage FH, and Zhao X#. Mecp2 deficiency leads to delayed maturation and altered gene expression in hippocampal neurons. (2007) Neurobiol. of Diseases 2007 Jul;27(1):77-89
     
  • Zhao X, Lie DC, Gage FH. Adult-derived stem cells in treating Parkinson's Diseases. Restorative therapies in Parkinson's disease (2006, KLUWER Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York; Book chapter).
     
  • Basam Z. Barkho, Hongjun Song, James B. Aimone, Richard D. Smrt, Tomoko Kuwabara, Kinichi Nakashima, Fred H. Gage, and Zhao X#. Identification of astrocytes expressed factors that affect neural stem cell differentiation. Stem Cell and Dev 2006 15 (3): 407-421
     
  • Zhao X, Schaffer DV, Gage FH. Neurogenesis in adult brain: understanding the mechanism and regulation. "Stem cells in the Nervous System:Functional and Clinical Implications" (Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004; book chapter)
     
  • Zhao X*, Farmer J*, van Praag H*, Wodtke K, Gage FH and Christie BR: Voluntary exercise reduces the threshold for the induction of long-term potentiation in the dentate gyrus in vivo. Neuroscience 2004, 124 (1): 71-9. (*, equal contribution)
     
  • Lein E.S. Zhao X., Aston C. and Gage F.H. Defing a Molecular Anatomy of the Hippocampus using DNA Microarrays and High-Throughput In Situ Hybridization J. Neurosci. 2004 24(15): 3879-3889
     
  • van Praag H, Zhao X, Gage FH. Neurogenesis in the adult mammalian brain. The Cognitive Neurosciences III, (Michael S. Gazzaniga, Editor,MIT press 2004; book chapter).
     
  • Zhao X, Ueba T, Christie BR, Barkho B, McConnell MJ, Nakashima K, Lein ES, Eadie B, Chun J., Lee K, and Gage FH. Methyl-CpG binding protein 1 is important for neurogenesis and genomic stability in adult neural stem cells. Proc. Natl. Aca. Sci. USA. 2003 100 (11): 6777-82
     
  • Zhao X, Gage FH. Expressing the central nervous system. Neurochem. Res. (Review article) 2002 27(10):953-4
     
  • Zhao X, Lein ES, He A, Smith SC, Aston C, and Gage FH: Transcriptional profiling reveals strict boundaries between hippocampal subregions. J. Comp Neurol. 2001, 441(3):187-96
     
  • Cideciyan AV, Zhao X, Nielsen L, Khani SC, Jacobson SG and Palczewski K: Null mutation in rhodopsin kinase gene slows recovery kinetics of rod and cone phototransduction in man. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 1998, 95: 328-33
     
  • Zhao X, Huang J, Khani SC, and Palczewski K: Molecular forms of rhodopsin kinase (GRK1). J. Biol. Chem. 1998, 273: 5124-31
     
  • Zhao X, Haeseleer FJ, Fariss RN, Huang J, Milam AH, and Palczewski K: Molecular cloning and localization of photoreceptor kinases. Vis. Neurosci. 1997, 14: 225-32
     
  • Zhao X, Yokoyama K, Whitten ME, Huang J, Gelb MH, and Palczewski K: A novel form of rhodopsin kinase from chicken retina and pineal gland. FEBS Lett. 1999 454 (1-2): 115-21.
     
  • Ueba T, Kaspar B, Zhao X, and Gage FH: Repression of human fibroblast growth factor 2 by a novel transcription factor. J. Biol. Chem. 1999, 274: 10382-7
     
  • Ohguro H, Rudnicka-Nawrot M, Buczylko J, Zhao X, Taylor JA, Walsh KA, and Palczewski K: Structural and enzymatic aspects of rhodopsin phosphorylation. J. Biol. Chem. 1996; 271:5215-24
     
  • Zhao X, Palczewski K, and Ohguro H: Mechanism of rhodopsin phosphorylation. (Review article) Biophysical Chem. 1995; 56:183-8
     
  • Palczewski K, Subbaraya I, Gorczyca WA, Helekar BS, Ruiz CC, Ohguro H, Huang J, Zhao X, Crabb JW, Johnson RS, Walsh KA, Gray-Keller MP, Detwiler PB, and Baehr W: Molecular cloning and characterization of retinal photoreceptor guanylyl cyclase-activating protein. Neuron. 1994; 13:395-404
     
  • Subbaraya I, Ruiz CC, Helekar BS, Zhao X, Gorczyca W, Pettenati MJ, Rao PN, Palczewski K, and Baehr W: Molecular characterization of human and mouse photoreceptor guanylate cyclase activating protein (GCAP) and chromosomal localization of the human gene. J. Biol. Chem. 1994; 269:31080-9
     
  • Matthews RP, Guthrie CR, Wailes LM, Zhao X, Means AR, and McKnight GS: Calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinases type II and type IV differentially regulate CREB-dependent gene expression. Mol. Cel. Biol. 1994; 14: 6107-16
     
  • Orellana SA, Amieux PS, Zhao X, and McKnight GS: Mutations in the catalytic subunit of the cAMP-dependent protein kinase interferes with holoenzyme formation without disrupting inhibition by protein kinase inhibitor. J. Biol. Chem. 1993; 268:6843-6
     
  • Meng L, Zhao X, Wu H, Chen T: Response to 6,11-hexadecadiene Compounds in the eri-silk moth Philosamia cynthia ricini Donovan. (Zhao's undergraduate thesis). Beijing University Science Journal. 1990

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