Zhenyu Zhong, Ph.D.

Publications by Zhenyu Zhong, Ph.D.

Soluble α-synuclein-antibody complexes activate the NLRP3 inflammasome in hiPSC-derived microglia. 

Trudler D, Nazor KL, Eisele YS, Grabauskas T, Dolatabadi N, Parker J, Sultan A, Zhong Z, Goodwin MS, Levites Y, Golde TE, Kelly JW, Sierks MR, Schork NJ, Karin M, Ambasudhan R, Lipton SA. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2021 Apr 13;118(15).

Emerging Role of Mitochondrial DNA as a Major Driver of Inflammation and Disease Progression.
Zhong F, Liang S, Zhong Z#Trends Immunol. 2019 Dec;40(12):1120-1133.

Choline Uptake and Metabolism Modulate Macrophage IL-1ß and IL-18 Production.
Sanchez-Lopez E, Zhong Z, Stubelius A, Sweeney SR, Booshehri LM, Antonucci L, Liu-Bryan R, Lodi A, Terkeltaub R, Lacal JC, Murphy AN, Hoffman HM, Tiziani S, Guma M, Karin M, Cell Metab. 2019 Apr

NADPH Oxidase 1 in Liver Macrophages Promotes Inflammation and Tumor Development in Mice.
Liang S, Ma HY, Zhong Z, Dhar D, Liu X, Xu J, Koyama Y, Nishio T, Karin D, Karin G, Mccubbin R, Zhang C, Hu R, Yang G, Chen L, Ganguly S, Lan T, Karin M, Kisseleva T, Brenner DA Gastroenterology 2018 Nov

New mitochondrial DNA synthesis enables NLRP3 inflammasome activation.
Zhong Z*, Liang S*, Sanchez-Lopez E, He F, Shalapour S, Lin XJ, Wong J, Ding S, Seki E, Schnabl B, Hevener AL, Greenberg HB, Kisseleva T, Karin M Nature 2018 Aug 560 7717 198-203

Inflammation-induced IgA+ cells dismantle anti-liver cancer immunity.
Shalapour S, Lin XJ, Bastian IN, Brain J, Burt AD, Aksenov AA, Vrbanac AF, Li W, Perkins A, Matsutani T, Zhong Z, Dhar D, Navas-Molina JA, Xu J, Loomba R, Downes M, Yu RT, Evans RM, Dorrestein PC, Knight R, Benner C, Anstee QM, Karin M Nature 2017 Nov 551 7680 340-345

Limiting inflammation-the negative regulation of NF-κB and the NLRP3 inflammasome.
Afonina IS*, Zhong Z*, Karin M, Beyaert R Nat. Immunol. 2017 Jul 18 8 861-869

Papilloma-pseudovirus eradicates intestinal tumours and triples the lifespan of ApcMin/+ mice.
Zhong Z*, Zhai Y*, Bu P, Shah S, Qiao L Nat Commun 2017 8 Apr 11 15004.

Autophagy, Inflammation, and Immunity: A Troika Governing Cancer and Its Treatment.
Zhong Z*, Sanchez-Lopez E*, Karin M Cell 2016 Jul 166 2 288-298

p62, Upregulated during Preneoplasia, Induces Hepatocellular Carcinogenesis by Maintaining Survival of Stressed HCC-Initiating Cells.
Umemura A, He F, Taniguchi K, Nakagawa H, Yamachika S, Font-Burgada J, Zhong Z, Subramaniam S, Raghunandan S, Duran A, Linares JF, Reina-Campos M, Umemura S, Valasek MA, Seki E, Yamaguchi K, Koike K, Itoh Y, Diaz-Meco MT, Moscat J, Karin M Cancer Cell 2016 06 29 6 935-948

NF-κB Restricts Inflammasome Activation via Elimination of Damaged Mitochondria.
Zhong Z*, Umemura A*, Sanchez-Lopez E, Liang S, Shalapour S, Wong J, He F, Boassa D, Perkins G, Ali SR, McGeough MD, Ellisman MH, Seki E, Gustafsson AB, Hoffman HM, Diaz-Meco MT, Moscat J, Karin M Cell 2016 Feb 164 5 896-910

Immunosuppressive plasma cells impede T-cell-dependent immunogenic chemotherapy.
Shalapour S, Font-Burgada J, Di Caro G, Zhong Z, Sanchez-Lopez E, Dhar D, Willimsky G, Ammirante M, Strasner A, Hansel DE, Jamieson C, Kane CJ, Klatte T, Birner P, Kenner L, Karin M Nature 2015 May 521 7550 94-8 

Interleukin-17 receptor a signaling in transformed enterocytes promotes early colorectal tumorigenesis.
Wang K, Kim MK, Di Caro G, Wong J, Shalapour S, Wan J, Zhang W, Zhong Z, Sanchez-Lopez E, Wu LW, Taniguchi K, Feng Y, Fearon E, Grivennikov SI, Karin M Immunity 2014 Dec 41 6 1052-63  

ER stress cooperates with hypernutrition to trigger TNF-dependent spontaneous HCC development.
Nakagawa H*, Umemura A*, Taniguchi K, Font-Burgada J, Dhar D, Ogata H, Zhong Z, Valasek MA, Seki E, Hidalgo J, Koike K, Kaufman RJ, Karin M Cancer Cell 2014 Sep 26 3 331-343

Novel fate-tracing strategies show that hepatic stellate cells mediate fibrosis in vivo.
Liang S, Zhong Z, Seki E Gastroenterology 2014 Jun 146 7 1823-5

Mitochondrial cardiolipin is required for Nlrp3 inflammasome activation.
Iyer SS*, He Q*, Janczy JR*, Elliott EI, Zhong Z, Olivier AK, Sadler JJ, Knepper-Adrian V, Han R, Qiao L, Eisenbarth SC, Nauseef WM, Cassel SL, Sutterwala FS Immunity 2013 Aug 39 2 311-23

TRPM2 links oxidative stress to NLRP3 inflammasome activation.
Zhong Z, Zhai Y, Liang S, Mori Y, Han R, Sutterwala FS, Qiao L Nat Commun 2013 4 1611

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