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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
2013 Identification and Simultaneous Determination of Twelve Active Components in the Methanol Extract of Traditional Medicine Weichang'an Pill by HPLC-DAD-ESI-MS/MS Zhang, Jingze; Gao, Wenyuan; Liu, Zhen; et al. Iranian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research 12
2013 Identification of metabolic profiling of cell culture of licorice compared with its native one Man, Shuli; Guo, Songbo; Gao, Wenyuan; et al. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry 405
2013 Formulation and in vitro absorption analysis of Rhizoma paridis steroidal saponins Liu, Zhen; Wang, Jieyin; Gao, Wenyuan; et al. International Journal of Pharmaceutics 441
2013 Establishment and Quality Assessment of Tissue Cultures in Glycyrrhiza uralensis Fisch. Wang, Juan; Gao, Wenyuan; Zhang, Liming; et al. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology 169
2013 Effects of dynamic changes of nutrients on adventitious roots growth and periplocin accumulation in culture of Periploca sepium Bunge Yin, Shuangshuang; Gao, Wenyuan; Wang, Juan; et al. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum 35
2013 Effect of methyl jasmonate on the ginsenoside content of Panax ginseng adventitious root cultures and on the genes involved in triterpene biosynthesis Wang, Juan; Gao, Wenyuan; Zuo, Beimei; et al. Research on Chemical Intermediates 39
2013 Effect of bioreactor angle and aeration rate on growth and hydromechanics parameters in bioreactor culture of ginseng suspension cells Dong, Yanyan; Gao, Wen-Yuan; Man, Shuli; et al. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum 35
2013 Curcuma increasing antitumor effect of Rhizoma paridis saponins through absorptive enhancement of paridis saponins Man, Shuli; Li, Yuanyuan; Fan, Wei; et al. International Journal of Pharmaceutics 454
2013 Correlation among cytotoxicity, hemolytic activity and the composition of steroidal saponins from Paris L. Liu, Zhen; Gao, Wenyuan; Jing, Songsong; et al. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 149
2013 Comparison of ginsenoside composition in native roots and cultured callus cells of Panax quinquefolium L. Wang, Juan; Liu, Hui; Gao, Wen-Yuan; et al. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum 35