Jianfu Chen

Title(s)Assistant Professor
SchoolHerman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC
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    Mechanisms regulating neural progenitor expansion in the developing brain
    NIH/NINDS R01NS097231Sep 1, 2016 - Aug 31, 2021
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Genetic analysis of a microRNA pathway regulating neural tube closure
    NIH/NINDS R01NS096176Apr 1, 2016 - Jan 31, 2021
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Wdr62 in neural development and malformations of cortical development disease
    NIH/NICHD R00HD073269Aug 1, 2012 - Dec 31, 2016
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Wdr62 in neural development and malformations of cortical development disease
    NIH/NICHD K99HD073269Aug 1, 2012 - Jul 31, 2014
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Shao Q, Herrlinger S, Yang SL, Lai F, Moore JM, Brindley MA, Chen JF. Zika virus infection disrupts neurovascular development and results in postnatal microcephaly with brain damage. Development. 2016 11 15; 143(22):4127-4136. PMID: 27729407.
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    2. Yang M, Liang C, Swaminathan K, Herrlinger S, Lai F, Shiekhattar R, Chen JF. A C9ORF72/SMCR8-containing complex regulates ULK1 and plays a dual role in autophagy. Sci Adv. 2016 09; 2(9):e1601167. PMID: 27617292; PMCID: PMC5010369.
    3. Yang SL, Yang M, Herrlinger S, Liang C, Lai F, Chen JF. MiR-302/367 regulate neural progenitor proliferation, differentiation timing, and survival in neurulation. Dev Biol. 2015 Dec 01; 408(1):140-50. PMID: 26441343; PMCID: PMC4688151 [Available on 12/01/16].
    4. Yang M, Yang SL, Herrlinger S, Liang C, Dzieciatkowska M, Hansen KC, Desai R, Nagy A, Niswander L, Moss EG, Chen JF. Lin28 promotes the proliferative capacity of neural progenitor cells in brain development. Development. 2015 May 01; 142(9):1616-27. PMID: 25922525.
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    5. Chen JF, Zhang Y, Wilde J, Hansen KC, Lai F, Niswander L. Microcephaly disease gene Wdr62 regulates mitotic progression of embryonic neural stem cells and brain size. Nat Commun. 2014 May 30; 5:3885. PMID: 24875059; PMCID: PMC4216695.
    6. Harmacek L, Watkins-Chow DE, Chen J, Jones KL, Pavan WJ, Salbaum JM, Niswander L. A unique missense allele of BAF155, a core BAF chromatin remodeling complex protein, causes neural tube closure defects in mice. Dev Neurobiol. 2014 May; 74(5):483-97. PMID: 24170322; PMCID: PMC4670623.
    7. Chen J, Lai F, Niswander L. The ubiquitin ligase mLin41 temporally promotes neural progenitor cell maintenance through FGF signaling. Genes Dev. 2012 Apr 15; 26(8):803-15. PMID: 22508726; PMCID: PMC3337455.
    8. Huang ZP, Young Seok H, Zhou B, Chen J, Chen JF, Tao Y, Pu WT, Wang DZ. CIP, a cardiac Isl1-interacting protein, represses cardiomyocyte hypertrophy. Circ Res. 2012 Mar 16; 110(6):818-30. PMID: 22343712; PMCID: PMC3307880.
    9. Tao Y, Neppl RL, Huang ZP, Chen J, Tang RH, Cao R, Zhang Y, Jin SW, Wang DZ. The histone methyltransferase Set7/9 promotes myoblast differentiation and myofibril assembly. J Cell Biol. 2011 Aug 22; 194(4):551-65. PMID: 21859860; PMCID: PMC3160588.
    10. Deng Z, Chen JF, Wang DZ. Transgenic overexpression of miR-133a in skeletal muscle. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2011 May 26; 12:115. PMID: 21615921; PMCID: PMC3125252.
    11. Huang ZP, Chen JF, Regan JN, Maguire CT, Tang RH, Dong XR, Majesky MW, Wang DZ. Loss of microRNAs in neural crest leads to cardiovascular syndromes resembling human congenital heart defects. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2010 Dec; 30(12):2575-86. PMID: 20884876; PMCID: PMC2988089.
    12. Chen JF, Tao Y, Li J, Deng Z, Yan Z, Xiao X, Wang DZ. microRNA-1 and microRNA-206 regulate skeletal muscle satellite cell proliferation and differentiation by repressing Pax7. J Cell Biol. 2010 Sep 06; 190(5):867-79. PMID: 20819939; PMCID: PMC2935565.
    13. Callis TE, Pandya K, Seok HY, Tang RH, Tatsuguchi M, Huang ZP, Chen JF, Deng Z, Gunn B, Shumate J, Willis MS, Selzman CH, Wang DZ. MicroRNA-208a is a regulator of cardiac hypertrophy and conduction in mice. J Clin Invest. 2009 Sep; 119(9):2772-86. PMID: 19726871; PMCID: PMC2735902.
    14. Chen JF, Callis TE, Wang DZ. microRNAs and muscle disorders. J Cell Sci. 2009 Jan 01; 122(Pt 1):13-20. PMID: 19092056; PMCID: PMC2714401.
    15. Chen JF, Wang S, Wu Q, Cao D, Nguyen T, Chen Y, Wang DZ. Myocardin marks the earliest cardiac gene expression and plays an important role in heart development. Anat Rec (Hoboken). 2008 Oct; 291(10):1200-11. PMID: 18780304; PMCID: PMC2694184.
    16. Chen JF, Murchison EP, Tang R, Callis TE, Tatsuguchi M, Deng Z, Rojas M, Hammond SM, Schneider MD, Selzman CH, Meissner G, Patterson C, Hannon GJ, Wang DZ. Targeted deletion of Dicer in the heart leads to dilated cardiomyopathy and heart failure. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008 Feb 12; 105(6):2111-6. PMID: 18256189; PMCID: PMC2542870.
    17. Callis TE, Deng Z, Chen JF, Wang DZ. Muscling through the microRNA world. Exp Biol Med (Maywood). 2008 Feb; 233(2):131-8. PMID: 18222968.
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    18. Tatsuguchi M, Seok HY, Callis TE, Thomson JM, Chen JF, Newman M, Rojas M, Hammond SM, Wang DZ. Expression of microRNAs is dynamically regulated during cardiomyocyte hypertrophy. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 2007 Jun; 42(6):1137-41. PMID: 17498736; PMCID: PMC1934409.
    19. Callis TE, Chen JF, Wang DZ. MicroRNAs in skeletal and cardiac muscle development. DNA Cell Biol. 2007 Apr; 26(4):219-25. PMID: 17465888.
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    20. Chen JF, Mandel EM, Thomson JM, Wu Q, Callis TE, Hammond SM, Conlon FL, Wang DZ. The role of microRNA-1 and microRNA-133 in skeletal muscle proliferation and differentiation. Nat Genet. 2006 Feb; 38(2):228-33. PMID: 16380711; PMCID: PMC2538576.
    21. Shan L, Oh HS, Chen J, Guo M, Zhou J, Alfano JR, Collmer A, Jia X, Tang X. The HopPtoF locus of Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato DC3000 encodes a type III chaperone and a cognate effector. Mol Plant Microbe Interact. 2004 May; 17(5):447-55. PMID: 15141948.
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