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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
2012 Comparison of starches separated from different Dioscorea bulbifera Linn. cultivars Jiang, Qianqian; Gao, Wenyuan; Li, Xia; et al. Starch-Starke 64
2012 Comparative study on hemostatic, cytotoxic and hemolytic activities of different species of Paris L. Liu, Zhen; Li, Nan; Gao, Wenyuan; et al. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 142
2012 Chemical Composition and Anti-inflammatory and Antioxidant Activities of Eight Pear Cultivars Li, Xia; Zhang, Jun-Ying; Gao, Wen-Yuan; et al. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 60
2012 Characterizations of starches isolated from five different Dioscorea L. species Jiang, Qianqian; Gao, Wenyuan; Li, Xia; et al. Food Hydrocolloids 29
2012 Anti-Inflammatory, Analgesic Activities, and Composition of ZCSSWE, an Ethanol Extract Derived from the Anti-Arthritic Chinese Herbal Formula Zha Chong Shi San Wei Pill Hao, Juan; Wu, Shanshan; Gao, Wenyuan; et al. Latin American Journal of Pharmacy 31
2012 Anticancer Drugs from Traditional Toxic Chinese Medicines Man, Shuli; Gao, Wenyuan; Wei, Changlong; et al. Phytotherapy Research 26
2012 Antinociceptive and Smooth Muscle Relaxant Activity of Croton tiglium L Seed: An In-vitro and In-vivo Study. Liu, Zhen; Gao, Wenyuan; Zhang, Jingze; et al. Iranian journal of pharmaceutical research : IJPR 11
2012 Advances in study of ginsenoside biosynthesis pathway in Panax ginseng C. A. Meyer Wang, Juan; Gao, Wen-Yuan; Zhang, Jian; et al. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum 34
2013 Study on hemostatic activities of the rhizome of Paris bashanensis Wang, Ying; Hao, Juan; Gao, Wenyuan; et al. Pharmaceutical Biology 51
2013 Untraditional source of starches rhizome of Dioscorea nipponica Makino. from different geographical origins Jiang, Qianqian; Gao, Wenyuan; Shi, Yanpeng; et al. Starch-Starke 65