Microbial and Biochemical Pharmacy
Biotechnology of Medicinal Plants and Fungi
Jianwen Wang
B.S. Xianmen University, China, 1983
M.S. Xianmen University, China, 1990
Ph.D. Nanjing Unicesity, China, 2001

Research interests:
1. Biosynthesis of secondary metabolites in medicinal plants and fungi
2. Cultivation and production of medicinal plants and fungi
Representative publications:
1. Stimulation of artemisinin production in ARtemisa annua hairy roots by As-SiQ2 core-shell nanoparticles. B. Zhang; et al. Current Nanosciences. 2013, 9(3): 363-370.
2. Antioxidant potential and DNA damage protecting activity of aqueous extract from Armillaria mellea. L.W.Gao; et al. Journal of Food Biochemistry. 2012, 36: 139-148.
3. Nitric oxide elicitation for secondary metabolite production in cultured plant cells. B.Zhang; et al.Applied Microbiology & Biotechnology. 2012, 93: 455-466.
4. Glaucocalyxin A induces apoptosis in human leukemia HL-60 cells through mitochondria-mediated death pathway. L.W.Gao; et al. Toxicology in Vitro.2011, 25: 51-63.
5. Tanshinone biosynthesis in Salvia miltiorrhiza and production in plant tissue cultures. J.W.Wang; et al. Applied Microbiology & biotechnology. 2010, 88: 437-449.
6. Stimulation of artemisinin synthesis by combined cerebroside and nitric oxide elicitation in Artemisia annua hairy roots. J.W.Wang;  et al.Applied Microbiology & Biotechnology. 2009, 85: 285-292.
7. Immobilization of alliinase with a water soluble-insoluble reversible N-succinyl-chitosan for allicin production. J.Q.Zhou; et al.Enzyme & Microbial Technology.2009, 45: 299-304.
8. Nitric oxide potentiates oligosaccharide-induced artemisinin production. L.P.Zheng; et al. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology. 2008, 50: 49-55.
9. Involvement of nitric oxide in cerebroside-induced defense responses and taxol production in Taxus yunnanensis suspension cells. J.W.Wang; et al. Applied Microbiology & Biotechnology. 2007 ,75: 1183-1190.
10. Involvement of nitric oxide in oxidative burst,phenylalanine ammonia-lyase activation and Taxol production induced bu low-energy ultrasound in Taxus yunnanensis cell suspension cultures. J. W. Wang; et al. Nitric Oxide. 2006, 15: 351-358.

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