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Wenyuan Gao——Professor

Room A502, Building 24, Tianjin University
School of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology
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Education Experience
1994 Ph. D. Peking Union Medical College, China
Professional Experience
1994-1998 Assistant and Associate professor Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, China
1998-2000 Postdoctoral fellow Chungbuk National University, Korea
2000-2001 Hong Kong Institute of Biotechnology LTD, Hong Kong
2002-2015 Professor Tianjin University, China
Research Area

The research of the Gao group encompasses three main areas, including 1) Production of active constituents by biotechnology in medicinal plants, b) Development of functional products from Traditional Chinese Medicine and natural products, and c) Development of new drugs from Traditional Chinese Medicine and natural products.


Honors and Awards
Highlighted Publications
Li, X.; Wang, T. T.; Zhou, B.; Gao, W. Y.;, Cao, J. G.; Huang, L. Q. Chemical composition and antioxidant and anti-inflammatory potential of peels and flesh from 10 different pear varieties (Pyrus spp.). Food Chem. 2014, 152, 531.
Jiang, Q. Q.; Gao, W. Y.; Li X.; Man, S. L.; Shi, Y. P.; Yang, Y. X.; Huang, L. Q.; Liu, C. X. Comparative susceptibilities to alkali-treatment of A-, B-and C-type starches of Dioscorea zingiberensis, Dioscorea persimilis and Dioscorea opposita. Food Hydrocoll 2014, 39, 286.
Man, S. L.; Fan, W.; Liu, Z.; Gao, W. Y.; Li, Y. Y.; Zhang, L. M.; Liu, C. X. Antitumor pathway of Rhizoma Paridis Saponins based on the metabolic regulatory network alterations in H22 hepatocarcinoma mice. Steroids 2014, 84, 17.
Qu, Z.; Zhang, J. Z.; Gao, W. Y.; Guo, H. M.; Liu C. X. Bidirectional effects of methanol extract of Wei-Chang-An pill on gastrointestinal transit and the spasmolytic activity on isolated rat jejunum. J. Ethnopharma 2014, 155, 203.
Wang, J.; Man, S. L.; Gao, W. Y.; Zhang, L. M.; Huang, L. Q. Cluster analysis of ginseng tissue cultures, dynamic change of growth, total saponins, specific oxygen uptake rate in bioreactor and immuno-regulative effect of ginseng adventitious root. Indust. Crops Prod.2013, 41 57.
ResearcherID Publications
Year Title Author(s) Source Volume
2011 Effects of explant types and media salt strength on growth and secondary metabolite accumulation in adventitious roots of Periploca sepium Bunge Zhang, Jian; Gao, Wen-Yuan; Wang, Juan; et al. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum 33
2011 Comparison of the physicochemical and functional properties of Aconitum carmichaeli and Aconiti lateralis Preparata starches Xia, Yuzhuo; Gao, Wenyuan; Jiang, Qianqian; et al. Starch-Starke 63
2011 Effect of acid-ethanol on the physicochemical properties of Dioscorea opposita Thunb. and Pueraria thomsonii Benth. starches Jiang, QianQian; Gao, Wenyuan; Li, Xia; et al. Starch-Starke 63
2011 Combination effect of lactoalbumin hydrolysate and methyl jasmonate on ginsenoside and polysaccharide production in Panax quinquefolium L. cells cultures Wang, Juan; Gao, Wen-Yuan; Zhang, Jian; et al. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum 33
2011 Characteristics of native and enzymatically hydrolyzed Zea mays L., Fritillaria ussuriensis Maxim. and Dioscorea opposita Thunb. starches Jiang, Qianqian; Gao, Wenyuan; Li, Xia; et al. Food Hydrocolloids 25
2011 Antioxidant and Antiinflammation Capacities of Some Pear Cultivars Li, Xia; Gao, Wen-Yuan; Huang, Li-Jing; et al. Journal of Food Science 76
2011 Application of UPLC to Separation and Analysis of Ginsenosides from Cultivated Ginseng and Forest-grown Wild Ginseng Zhang, Lanlan; Gao, Wenyuan; Zhou, Shuiping; et al. Latin American Journal of Pharmacy 30
2011 Biotransformation of Rhizoma Paridis Saponins by Rat Intestinal Microflora Liu, Yang; Gao, Wenyuan; Man, Shuli; et al. Latin American Journal of Pharmacy 30
2011 Analysis of influences of spaceflight on chemical constituents in licorice by HPLC-ESI-MS/MS Zhang, Jing-Ze; Gao, Wen-Yuan; Gao, Ying; et al. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum 33
2012 [Review of traditional Chinese medicine processed by fermentation]. Zhang, Li-Xia; Gao, Wen-Yuan; Wang, Hai-Yang Zhongguo Zhong yao za zhi = Zhongguo zhongyao zazhi = China journal of Chinese materia medica 37