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Publications

2019-2024

* = equal contribution #=corresponding author

  1. Fedir N. Kiskin, Yuan Yang, Hao Yang, Joe Z. Zhang#. Cracking the code of the cardiovascular enigma: hPSC-derived endothelial cells unveil the secrets of endothelial dysfunction. JMCC. 2024

  2. Yuan Yang , Hao Yang , Fedir N. Kiskin, Joe Z. Zhang#. The new era of cardiovascular research: revolutionizing cardiovascular research with 3D models in a dish. Medical Review. 2024

  3. Xiaoqian Ji,  Zihao Chen , Qiyuan Wang , Bin Li , Yan Wei , Yun Li , Jianqing Lin , Weisheng Cheng, Yijie Guo , Shilin Wu , Longkun Mao , Yuzhou Xiang , Tian Lan , Shanshan Gu, Meng Wei,  Joe Z. Zhang, Lan Jiang , Jia Wang , Jin Xu , Nan Cao. Sphingolipid metabolism controls mammalian heart regeneration. Cell Metabolism. 2024.

  4. Nadjet Belbachir, Yiyang Wu, Mengcheng Shen, Sophia L. Zhang, Joe Z. Zhang, Chun Liu, Bjorn C. Knollmann, Gholson J. Lyon, Ning Ma and Joseph C. Wu. Studying Long QT Syndrome Caused by NAA10 Genetic Variants Using Patient-Derived Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells. Circulation. 2023;148:1598–1601.

  5. Yang H, Yang Y, Kiskin FN, Shen M, Zhang JZ#. Recent advances in regulating the proliferation or maturation of human-induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes. Stem Cell Research & Therapy. 2023;14(1):228.

  6. Ye S, Wang C, Xu Z, Lin H, Wan X, Yu Y, Adhicary S, Zhang JZ, Zhou Y, Liu C, Alonzo M, Bi J, Ramirez-Navarro A, Deschenes I, Ma Q, Garg V, Wu JC, Zhao MT. Impaired Human Cardiac Cell Development due to NOTCH1 Deficiency. Circ Res. 2023;132(2):187-204.

  7. Eguchi A, Gonzalez A, Torres-Bigio SI, Koleckar K, Birnbaum F, Zhang JZ, Wang VY, Wu JC, Artandi SE, Blau HM. TRF2 rescues telomere attrition and prolongs cell survival in Duchenne muscular dystrophy cardiomyocytes derived from human iPSCs. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2023;120(6):e2209967120.

  8. Zhong X, Guo W, Wei J, Tang Y, Liu Y, Zhang JZ, Tan VH, Zhang L, Wang R, Jones PP, Napolitano C, Priori SG, Chen SRW. Identification of loss-of-function RyR2 mutations associated with idiopathic ventricular fibrillation and sudden death. Biosci Rep. 2021;41(4).

  9. Zhang JZ, Zhao SR, Tu C, Pang P, Zhang M, Wu JC. Protocol to measure contraction, calcium, and action potential in human-induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes. STAR Protoc. 2021;2(4):100859.

  10. Zhang JZ*, Belbachir N*, Zhang T*, Liu Y, Shrestha R, Wu JC. Effects of Cryopreservation on Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Cardiomyocytes for Assessing Drug Safety Response Profiles. Stem Cell Reports. 2021;16(1):168-81.

  11. Wang Y, Han D, Zhou T, Chen C, Cao H, Zhang JZ, Ma N, Liu C, Song M, Shi J, Jin X, Cao F, Dong N. DUSP26 induces aortic valve calcification by antagonizing MDM2-mediated ubiquitination of DPP4 in human valvular interstitial cells. Eur Heart J. 2021;42(30):2935-51.

  12. Chour T, Tian L, Lau E, Thomas D, Itzhaki I, Malak O, Zhang JZ, Qin X, Wardak M, Liu Y, Chandy M, Black KE, Lam MP, Neofytou E, Wu JC. Method for selective ablation of undifferentiated human pluripotent stem cell populations for cell-based therapies. JCI insight. 2021;6(7).

  13. Sayed N, Liu C, Ameen M, Himmati F, Zhang JZ, Khanamiri S, Moonen JR, Wnorowski A, Cheng L, Rhee JW, Gaddam S, Wang KC, Sallam K, Boyd JH, Woo YJ, Rabinovitch M, Wu JC. Clinical trial in a dish using iPSCs shows lovastatin improves endothelial dysfunction and cellular cross-talk in LMNA cardiomyopathy. Sci Transl Med. 2020;12(554):eaax9276.

  14. Kitani T, Tian L, Zhang T, Itzhaki I, Zhang JZ, Ma N, Liu C, Rhee JW, Romfh AW, Lui GK, Wu JC. RNA Sequencing Analysis of Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Cardiomyocytes From Congenital Heart Disease Patients. Circ Res. 2020;126(7):923-5.

  15. Zhang JZ, Termglinchan V, Shao NY, Itzhaki I, Liu C, Ma N, Tian L, Wang VY, Chang ACY, Guo H, Kitani T, Wu H, Lam CK, Kodo K, Sayed N, Blau HM, Wu JC. A Human iPSC Double-Reporter System Enables Purification of Cardiac Lineage Subpopulations with Distinct Function and Drug Response Profiles. Cell Stem Cell. 2019;24(5):802-11 e5.

  16. Wu H, Yang H, Rhee JW, Zhang JZ, Lam CK, Sallam K, Chang ACY, Ma N, Lee J, Zhang H, Blau HM, Bers DM, Wu JC. Modelling diastolic dysfunction in induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy patients. Eur Heart J. 2019;40(45):3685-95.

  17. Lee J, Termglinchan V, Diecke S, Itzhaki I, Lam CK, Garg P, Lau E, Greenhaw M, Seeger T, Wu H, Zhang JZ, Chen X, Gil IP, Ameen M, Sallam K, Rhee JW, Churko JM, Chaudhary R, Chour T, Wang PJ, Snyder MP, Chang HY, Karakikes I, Wu JC. Activation of PDGF pathway links LMNA mutation to dilated cardiomyopathy. Nature. 2019;572(7769):335-40.

  18. Kitani T, Ong SG, Lam CK, Rhee JW, Zhang JZ, Oikonomopoulos A, Ma N, Tian L, Lee J, Telli ML, Witteles RM, Sharma A, Sayed N, Wu JC. Human-Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Model of Trastuzumab-Induced Cardiac Dysfunction in Patients With Breast Cancer. Circulation. 2019;139(21):2451-65.

  19. Guo H, Tian L, Zhang JZ, Kitani T, Paik DT, Lee WH, Wu JC. Single-Cell RNA Sequencing of Human Embryonic Stem Cell Differentiation Delineates Adverse Effects of Nicotine on Embryonic Development. Stem Cell Reports. 2019;12(4):772-86.

2014-2018
  1. Zhao X, Chen H, Xiao D, Yang H, Itzhaki I, Qin X, Chour T, Aguirre A, Lehmann K, Kim Y, Shukla P, Holmstrom A, Zhang JZ, Zhuge Y, Ndoye BC, Zhao M, Neofytou E, Zimmermann WH, Jain M, Wu JC. Comparison of Non-human Primate versus Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Cardiomyocytes for Treatment of Myocardial Infarction. Stem Cell Reports. 2018;10(2):422-35.

  2. Zhang JZ, Guo H, Wu JC. Applications of genetically engineered human pluripotent stem cell reporters in cardiac stem cell biology. Curr. Opin. Biotechnol. 2018;52:66-73.

  3. Ma N*, Zhang JZ*, Itzhaki I*, Zhang SL, Chen H, Haddad F, Kitani T, Wilson KD, Tian L, Shrestha R, Wu H, Lam CK, Sayed N, Wu JC. Determining the Pathogenicity of a Genomic Variant of Uncertain Significance Using CRISPR/Cas9 and Human-Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells. Circulation. 2018;138(23):2666-81.

  4. Liu Q, Van Bortle K, Zhang Y, Zhao MT, Zhang JZ, Geller BS, Gruber JJ, Jiang C, Wu JC, Snyder MP. Disruption of mesoderm formation during cardiac differentiation due to developmental exposure to 13-cis-retinoic acid. Sci Rep. 2018;8(1):12960.

  5. Zhao MT, Chen H, Liu Q, Shao NY, Sayed N, Wo HT, Zhang JZ, Ong SG, Liu C, Kim Y, Yang H, Chour T, Ma H, Gutierrez NM, Karakikes I, Mitalipov S, Snyder MP, Wu JC. Molecular and functional resemblance of differentiated cells derived from isogenic human iPSCs and SCNT-derived ESCs. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017;114(52):E11111-E20.

  6. Zhang JZ, Waddell HM, Wu E, Dholakia J, Okolo CA, McLay JC, Jones PP. FKBPs facilitate the termination of spontaneous Ca2+ release in wild-type RyR2 but not CPVT mutant RyR2. Biochem J. 2016;473(14):2049-60.

  7. Waddell HMM, Zhang JZ, Hoeksema KJ, McLachlan JJ, McLay JC, Jones PP. Oxidation of RyR2 Has a Biphasic Effect on the Threshold for Store Overload-Induced Calcium Release. Biophys J. 2016;110(11):2386-96.

  8. Zhang JZ, Waddell HM, Jones PP. Regulation of RYR2 by sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca(2+). Clin. Exp. Pharmacol. Physiol. 2015;42(6):720-6.

  9. Mi T, Xiao Z, Guo W, Tang Y, Hiess F, Xiao J, Wang Y, Zhang JZ, Zhang L, Wang R, Jones PP, Chen SR. Role of Cys³⁶⁰² in the function and regulation of the cardiac ryanodine receptor. Biochem J. 2015;467(1):177-90.

  10. Liu Y, Sun B, Xiao Z, Wang R, Guo W, Zhang JZ, Mi T, Wang Y, Jones PP, Van Petegem F, Chen SR. Roles of the NH2-terminal domains of cardiac ryanodine receptor in Ca2+ release activation and termination. J Biol Chem. 2015;290(12):7736-46.

  11. Zhang JZ, McLay JC, Jones PP. The arrhythmogenic human HRC point mutation S96A leads to spontaneous Ca(2+) release due to an impaired ability to buffer store Ca(2+). J Mol Cell Cardiol. 2014;74:22-31.

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