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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 Activation of M3 muscarinic receptor and Ca2+ influx by crude fraction from Crotonis Fructus in isolated rabbit jejunum Hu, Jing; Gao, Wen-Yuan; Ma, Lin; et al. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 139
2013 Preparative separation and purification of steroidal saponins in Paris polyphylla var. yunnanensis by macroporous adsorption resins Liu, Zhen; Wang, Jieyin; Gao, Wenyuan; et al. Pharmaceutical Biology 51
2013 Production of flavonoids and polysaccharide by adding elicitor in different cellular cultivation processes of Glycyrrhiza uralensis Fisch Guo, Songbo; Man, Shuli; Gao, Wenyuan; et al. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum 35
2013 Protective effects of astragalus extract against intermittent hypoxia-induced hippocampal neurons impairment in rats Zhang Qiang; Gao Wen-yuan; Zhang Yun; et al. Chinese Medical Journal 126
2013 Physicochemical properties and in vitro digestion of starches from different Dioscorea plants Jiang, Qianqian; Gao, Wenyuan; Shi, Yanpeng; et al. Food Hydrocolloids 32
2013 Isolation, Purification, Characterization and Effect upon HepG2 Cells of Anemaran from Rhizome Anemarrhena Jiang, Qian-Qian; Zhao, Yun-Ping; Gao, Wen-Yuan; et al. Iranian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research 12
2013 Neuroprotective Effect and Chemical Composition of Traditional Chinese medicines, Zha-Chong-Shi-San-Wei Pill, Against Ischemic Stroke on Middle Cerebral Ischemia Occlusion in Rats Wu, Shanshan; Hao, Juan; Gao, Wenyuan; et al. Latin American Journal of Pharmacy 32
2013 Influence of sucrose concentration and phosphate source on biomass and metabolite accumulation in adventitious roots of Pseudostellaria heterophylla Yin, Shuangshuang; Gao, Wenyuan; Liang, Yuyong; et al. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum 35
2013 Influence of medium salt strength and nitrogen source on biomass and metabolite accumulation in adventitious root cultures of Pseudostellaria heterophylla Yin, Shuangshuang; Liang, Yuyong; Gao, Wenyuan; et al. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum 35
2013 Identification of triterpenoids and flavonoids, step-wise aeration treatment as well as antioxidant capacity of Glycyrrhiza uralensis Fisch cell Wang, Juan; Zhang, Jian; Gao, Wenyuan; et al. Industrial Crops and Products 49