Positions

Selected Publications

Academic Article

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2015 Induction of ectopic retina-like tissue by transgenic expression of neurogeninPLoS ONE.  10. 2015
2014 The retinal pigment epithelium: A convenient source of new photoreceptor cells?Journal of Ophthalmic & Vision Research.  9:83-93. 2014
2013 Photoreceptor-like cells in transgenic mouse eyeInvestigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science.  54:4766-4775. 2013
2013 Photoreceptor-like cells from reprogramming cultured mammalian RPE cellsMolecular Vision.  19:1178-1187. 2013
2012 Chick retinal pigment epithelium transdifferentiation assay for proneural activitiesMethods in Molecular Biology.  884:201-209. 2012
2012 Chick retinal pigment epithelium transdifferentiation assay for proneural activitiesMethods in Molecular Biology.  884:201-209. 2012
2012 Fate tracing of neurogenin2-expressing cells in the mouse retina using CreER™: LacZMethods in Molecular Biology.  884:141-152. 2012
2012 Fate tracing of neurogenin2-expressing cells in the mouse retina using CreER™: LacZMethods in Molecular Biology.  884:141-152. 2012
2012 Production of high-titer RCAS retrovirusMethods in Molecular Biology.  884:193-199. 2012
2012 Production of high-titer RCAS retrovirusMethods in Molecular Biology.  884:193-199. 2012
2011 Methyl-binding domain protein 2-dependent proliferation and survival of breast cancer cellsCell Growth and Differentiation.  9:1152-1162. 2011
2010 Neurogenin 1 effectively reprograms cultured chick retinal pigment epithelial cells to differentiate toward photoreceptorsJournal of Comparative Neurology.  518:526-546. 2010
2010 Generating retinal neurons by reprogramming retinal pigment epithelial cellsExpert Opinion on Biological Therapy.  10:1227-1239. 2010
2010 Using neurogenin to reprogram chick RPE to produce photoreceptor-like neuronsInvestigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science.  51:516-525. 2010
2009 Pro-photoreceptor activity of chick neurogenin1Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science.  50:5567-5576. 2009
2009 Tales of retinogenesis told by human stem cellsProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.  106:16543-16544. 2009
2009 Reprogramming retinal pigment epithelium to differentiate toward retinal neurons with Sox2STEM CELLS.  27:1376-1387. 2009
2009 Neurogenin3 promotes early retinal neurogenesisMolecular and Cellular Neuroscience.  40:187-198. 2009
2009 Proneural gene ash1 promotes amacrine cell production in the chick retinaJournal of Neurobiology.  69:88-104. 2009
2008 Reprogramming progeny cells of embryonic RPE to produce photoreceptors: Development of advanced photoreceptor traits under the induction of neuroDInvestigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science.  49:4145-4153. 2008
2006 Exploring RPE as a source of photoreceptors: Differentiation and integration of transdifferentiating cells grafted into embryonic chick eyesInvestigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science.  47:5066-5074. 2006
2006 The final fates of neurogenin2-expressing cells include all major neuron types in the mouse retinaMolecular and Cellular Neuroscience.  31:463-469. 2006
2005 BHLH genes and retinal cell fate specificationMolecular Neurobiology.  32:157-171. 2005
2004 Enhanced retinal ganglion cell differentiation by ath5 and NSCL1 coexpressionInvestigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science.  45:2922-2928. 2004
2004 A role of ath5 in inducing neuroD and the photoreceptor pathwayJournal of Neuroscience.  24:7150-7158. 2004
2004 bHLH genes cath5 and cNSCL1 promote bFGF-stimulated RPE cells to transdifferentiate toward retinal ganglion cellsDevelopmental Biology.  265:320-328. 2004
2002 Chick homeobox gene cbx and its role in retinal developmentMechanisms of Development.  116:85-94. 2002
2001 Atrophy of Müller glia and photoreceptor cells in chick retina misexpressing cNSCL2Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science.  42:3103-3109. 2001
2001 Embryonic abnormalities from misexpression of cNSCL1Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications.  287:949-955. 2001
2000 Expression of an array of photoreceptor genes in chick embryonic retinal pigment epithelium cell cultures under the induction of neuroDNeuroscience Letters.  280:83-86. 2000
2000 Differential induction of gene expression by basic fibroblast growth factor and neuroD in cultured retinal pigment epithelial cellsVisual Neuroscience.  17:157-164. 2000
1999 Misexpression of a bHLH gene, cNSCL1, results in abnormal brain developmentDevelopmental Dynamics.  215:238-247. 1999
1999 Misexpression of cNSCL1 disrupts retinal developmentMolecular and Cellular Neuroscience.  14:17-27. 1999
1998 neuroD induces photoreceptor cell overproduction in vivo and de novo generation in vitroJournal of Neurobiology.  36:485-496. 1998
1998 Identification and characterization of tenp, a gene transiently expressed before overt cell differentiation during neurogenesisJournal of Neurobiology.  34:319-328. 1998
1997 Increased Chromokinesin immunoreactivity in retinoblastoma cellsGene.  189:263-267. 1997
1996 Rich, a gene specifically expressed in the retina and brain during neurogenesisInvestigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science.  37. 1996
1991 The N-terminal and C-terminal portions of NifV are encoded by two different genes in Clostridium pasteurianumJournal of Bacteriology.  173:3041-3046. 1991
1990 Nucleotide sequence of Clostridium difficile toxin B geneNucleic Acids Research.  18:4004. 1990
1990 A nitrogen-fixation gene (nifC) in Clostridium pasteurianum with sequence similarity to chlJ of Escherichia coliBiochemical and Biophysical Research Communications.  169:1122-1128. 1990
1990 Molecular characterization of the Clostridium difficile toxin A geneInfection and Immunity.  58:480-488. 1990
1989 Nucleotide and deduced amino acid sequences of nifE from Clostridium pasteurianumNucleic Acids Research.  17:3299. 1989
1988 Distinct Structural Features of The A and β Subunits of Nitrogenase Molybdenum-iron Protein of Clostridium Pasteurianum: An Analysis of Amino Acid SequencesBiochemistry.  27:2800-2810. 1988
1988 The presence of five nifH-like sequences in Clostridium pasteurianum: Sequence divergence and transcription propertiesNucleic Acids Research.  16:439-454. 1988
1987 Nucleotide and deduced amino acid sequences of nifD encoding the α-subunit of nitrogenase mofe protein of Clostridium pasteurianumNucleic Acids Research.  15:3935. 1987
1985 Expression of maize prolamins in Escherichia coliPlant Science.  42:49-54. 1985
1985 Screening expression libraries with nonradioactive immunological probesGene.  37:267-269. 1985
1983 A simple and rapid dot-immunobinding assay for zein and other prolaminsAnalytical Biochemistry.  132:462-467. 1983

Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Molecular Genetics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 1985
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  • Shu-Zhen Wang
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