Cheng Ji

PIBBS & RSP Mentor; Professor
Research Medicine, Biochemical & Molecular Biology
Keck School of Medicine of USC

Research Topics

  • Organelle (ER/Golgi/lysosome) Stress and Liver Diseases;
  • Hepatotoxicity of Alcohol and Drug Abuse;
  • Tackling Alcohol Intoxication with Nanotechnology

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Research Overview

RECENT PUBLICATIONS:
(see all in PubMed or Google Scholar)
(1) Effect of artesunate supplementation on bacterial translocation and dysbiosis of gut microbiota in rats with liver cirrhosis. World J Gastroenterol. 2016; 22(10):2949; PMID: 26973391.
(2) Advance & New Concept in Alcohol-Induced Organelle Stress, UPR and Organ Damage. Biomolecules 2015; 5(2):1099. PMID: 26047032.
(3) Effects of Alcohol and Anti-HIV Drugs on Cellular Stress Responses in Primary Liver Cells. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2015; 39(1):11.
(4) Enhanced expression of GRP78 correlates with malondialdehyde levels… Exp Ther Med. 2015;10(6):2119. PMID: 26668603.
(5) Overexpression of GRP78 promotes cardiomyocyte apoptosis in a rat model of liver cirrhosis. Int J Clin Exp Pathol 2015; 8(8): 9256; PMID:26464674.
(6) New Insights into the Pathogenesis of Alcohol-Induced ER Stress and Liver Diseases. Int. J. of Hepatology, vol. 2014; 513787; PMID: 2486870
(7) Critical Role of GRP78 in Pulmonary Microvascular Remodeling. Gene. 2014; 545(1):156; PMID: 24768185
(8) Expression of GRP78 in hepatopulmonary syndrome. Gene. 2014; 537:115-119; PMID: 24334118
(9) Altered Methylation of ERAD in Alcohol-induced Liver Tumors. Frontiers in Genetics 2013; 4: 224; PMCID: PMC3813967
(10) Enzyme Nanocomplexes as Antidotes for Alcohol Intoxication. Nature Nanotech. 2013; 8:187
(11) ER stress, Cyclin D, ERα variants, and Liver Tumorigenesis. J Gastro. Hepatol. 2013; 28(3):576
(12) Tregs, MMP9/13, TGF-β and acute liver injury. J Mol Cell Biol. 2013; 5(6):369. PMID: 24280647