Chunyu Wang

Chunyu Wang

Professor

Professor Wang applies nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy to study Alzheimer's disease and Hedgehog signaling pathway. 

  • MD, Peking Union Medical College, 1996

    PhD, Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, Cornell University, 2000

  • Jackie Jing Zhao, Yuanyuan Xiao, Xinyue Liu, Marilia Barros, Yueming Li, Xuben Hou, Feng Xiong, Nikolaos Robakis, Jon Dordick, Yingkai Zhang, Iban Ubarretxena-Belandia and Chunyu Wang (2020). Substrate interaction inhibits intramembrane proteolysis and amyloid production. Chemical Communications. DOI: 10.1039/C9CC09170J
  • Jing Zhao, Yanan Zhu, Xuehong Song, Yuanyuan Xiao, Guowei Su, Xinyue Liu, Yongmei Xu, Jian Liu, David Eliezer, Trudy F. Ramlall, Guy Lippens, James Gibson, Fuming Zhang, Robert Linhardt, Jian Liu, Lianchun Wang and Chunyu Wang (2019). “Rare 3-O-Sulfation enhances Tau-Glycan Interaction and Cellular Uptake”. Angewandte Chimie. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201913029. Highlighted as a “very important paper”.
  • Jing Zhao, Daniel A. Ciulla, Jian Xie, Andrew G. Wagner, Drew Castillo, Allison Zwarycz, Zhongqian Lin, Beadle Seth, Li Zhong, Hongmin Li, Jose-Luis Giner, Nilesh Banavali, Brian Callahan and Chunyu Wang (2019). “General base swap preserves activity and expands substrate tolerance in Hedgehog autoprocessing”. J Am. Chem. Soc. 141(46), 18380-18384. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.9b08914.
  • Jian Xie, Timothy Owen, Ke Xia, Brian Callahan and Chunyu Wang (2016). A Single Aspartate Coordinates Two Catalytic Steps in Hedgehog Autoprocessing. Journal of the American Chemical Society. Article ASAP DOI: 10.1021/jacs.6b06928
  • Xie, J., Owen, T., Xia, K., Singh, A. V., Tou, E., Li, L., Arduini, B., Li, H., Wan, L. Q., Callahan, B., and Wang, C. (2015). Zinc Inhibits Hedgehog Autoprocessing: Linking Zinc Deficiency with Hedgehog Activation. J. Biol. Chem. 289(118): 11591-11600. Top 5 most viewed article March-April 2015 on JBC website.
  • Wen Chen, Eric Gamache, David Rosenman, Jian Xie, Maria Lopez, Yueming Li, and Chunyu Wang (2014). “Familial Alzheimer's Mutations within APPTM Increase Abeta42 Production by Enhancing the Accessibility of the Epsilon-Cleavage Site”. Nature Communications 4:3037 doi: 10.1038/ncomms4037.
  • Connors, Christopher Ryan, David Jacob Rosenman, Dahabada HJ Lopes, Shivina Mittal, Gal Bitan, Mirco Sorci, Georges Belfort, Angel E. Garcia, and Chunyu Wang (2013). “Tranilast Binds to Aβ Monomers and Promotes Aβ Fibrillation.” Biochemistry 52(23): 3995-4002
  • Wen Chen, Lingyun Li, Zhenming Du, Jiajing Liu, Julie N. Reitter, Kenneth V. Mills, Robert J. Linhardt, and Chunyu Wang (2012). “Intramolecular Disulfide Bond between Catalytic Cysteines in an Intein Precursor” Journal of the American Chemical Society. 134(5):2500-2503.
  • Zhenming Du, Jiajing Liu, Clayton D. Albracht, Alice Hsu, Wen Chen, Michelle D. Marieni, Kathryn M. Colelli, Jennie E. Williams, Julie N. Reitter, Kenneth V. Mills, Chunyu Wang (2011). “Structural and Mutational Studies of a Hyperthermophilic Intein from DNA Polymerase II of Pyrococcus abyssi”, Journal of Biological Chemistry, 286: 38638-38648. With a cover illustration of Nov. 4, 2011 issue of JBC.