Laboratory of Aging and Nervous Diseases
Zhenghong Qin
BS, Suzhou Medical College, 1980
PhD, Medical College of Pennsylvania, USA, 1994

Research interest:
1. Aging and age-related neurological disorders, including Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’ disease and stroke
2. Drug development from venoms with focus on chronic pain and autoimmune diseases
Representative publications:
1. Kou-Zhu Zhu, Yan-Li Liu, Jin-Hua Gu, Zheng-Hong Qin. Anti-nociceptive and anti-inflammatory effects of orally administrated denatured Naja Naja Atra Venom in murine rheumatoid arthritis models. Evidence Based Complimentary & Alternative Medicine. 2013;2013:616241. doi: 10.1155/2013/616241. Epub 2013 Mar 24.
2. Qi L, Zhang XD, Wu JC, Lin F, Wang J, Difiglia M, Qin ZH. The role of chaperone-mediated autophagy in huntingtin degradation. PLoS One. 2012;7(10):e46834. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0046834. Epub 2012 Oct 11.
3. Sheng R, Liu XQ, Zhang LS, Gao B, Han R, Qin ZH. Autophagy Regulates Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress in Ischemic Preconditioning. Autophagy, 2012 Mar 1;8(3):310-325.
4. Yan Wang, Rong Han, Zhong-Qin Liang, Jun-Chao Wu, Xing-Ding Zhang, Zhen-Lun Gu, Zheng-Hong Qin (2008) An autophagic mechanism is involved in apoptotic death of rat striatal neurons induced by the AMPA receptor agonist kainic acid. Autophagy 4: 214-226.
5. Zhong-Qin Liang, Xiao-Xia Wang, Yumei Wang, De-Maw Chuang, Marian DiFiglia, Thomas N. Chase, Zheng-Hong Qin, (2005) Susceptibility of Striatal Neurons to Excitotoxic Injury Correlates with Basal Levels of Bcl-2 and the Induction of P53 and c-Myc Immunoreactivity. Neurobiol of Disease 20:562-573.

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