Hong-Hai Wang

Fudan University, Shanghai, Shanghai Shi, China

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Publications (28)20.1 Total impact

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    ABSTRACT: Tuberculosis (TB) is a leading cause of global mortality due to infectious diseases. Expression of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) acts as an important influencing factor favouring bacillary survival during TB infection. In this study, we investigated the Mycobacterium tuberculosis proteins recognized by sera from TB patient collected before and after anti-TB therapy by dynamic immunoproteomics and identified a novel immune-regulating protein 3-hydroxyacyl-l-thioester dehydratase Y (HtdY), which could induce COX-2 expression in mouse macrophages. Signaling perturbation data showed that the activation of p38, ERK 1/2 and JNK 1/2 MAPK as well as NF-κB played critical role in this immune response. Taken together, our findings indicated that mycobacterial HtdY might contribute to the persistence of the TB infection by inducing COX-2 expression through MAPK-NF-κB signaling pathway.
    Immunology letters. 06/2014;
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    ABSTRACT: Mycobacterium tuberculosis, especially drug resistant tuberculosis, is a serious threat to global human health. Compared with other bacterial pathogens, M. tuberculosis gains stronger natural drug resistance from its unusually lipid-rich cell wall. As a DivIVA homologue, Wag31 has been demonstrated to be closely involved in peptidoglycan synthesis, cell growth and cell division. Previous research rarely investigated the role of Wag31 in drug resistance. In this study, we found Wag31 Knock-down in Mycobacterium. smegmatis resulted in a co-decrease of the resistance to four lipophilic drugs (rifampicin, novobiocin, erythromycin and clofazimine) and an increase in the cell permeability to lipophilic molecules. Six proteins (AccA3, AccD4 and AccD5, Fas, InhA and MmpL3) that are involved in fatty acid and mycolic acid synthesis were identified in the Wag31 interactome through Co-Immunoprecipitation. The Wag31-AccA3 interaction was confirmed by the pull-down assay. AccA3 overexpression resulted in a decrease in lipid permeability and an increase in the resistance of rifampicin and novobiocin. It confirmed the close relationship of lipophilic drug resistance, lipid permeability and the Wag31-AccA3 interaction. These results demonstrated that Wag31 maintained the resistance to lipophilic drugs and that Wag31 could play a role in controlling the lipid permeability of the cell wall through the Wag31-AccA3 interaction.
    Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications 01/2014; · 2.28 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Rifampicin (RIF) and isoniazid (INH) Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates were characterized from South-central China and transmission patterns within the Beijing genotype were detected in multidrug-resistant isolates. Six genetic regions, including rpoB for RIF, and katG, inhA, ahpC, mabA-inhA promoter and oxyR-ahpC intergenic region for INH were analyzed by DNA sequencing in 60 multidrug-resistant isolates, including 7 extensively drug-resistant isolates. The genomic deletion RD105 was characterized by genotyping. The results showed that 91.7% of MDR isolates carried mutations in the rpoB gene and 85.0% of the MDR isolates had at least one mutation in the INH resistance-associated loci detected. In total, these six genetic regions are responsible for 95.0% of MDR isolates. Mutations in the XDR isolates were focused on rpoB 531 or rpoB 526, and katG 315, correlating to a higher frequency level of resistance to RIF MIC 8 μg ml(-1) and INH MIC 4 μg m(-1). Three novel katG mutants (G273S, I266T and P232S) and three new alleles (E458A, S509R and P535S) in the rpoB gene were identified. Among the 85 clinical isolates, 78 are Beijing genotypes and the other 7 are non-Beijing genotypes. The results present the identification of genetic markers in M. tuberculosis isolates, some of which may be unique to this particular geographic niche. An understanding of the mutations in these drug-resistant strains may aid in choosing the appropriate chemotherapy regimens on the pharmacogenetic properties of the mutations for the prevention and control of tuberculosis.The Journal of Antibiotics advance online publication, 11 December 2013; doi:10.1038/ja.2013.133.
    The Journal of Antibiotics 12/2013; · 2.19 Impact Factor
  • Ru-Chao Peng, Wen-Xi Xu, Hong-Hai Wang
    Zhonghua jie he he hu xi za zhi = Zhonghua jiehe he huxi zazhi = Chinese journal of tuberculosis and respiratory diseases 08/2012; 35(8):610-1.
  • Tie-Shan Teng, Hong-Hai Wang, Jian-Ping Xie
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    ABSTRACT: Reversible protein phosphorylation regulates multiple biochemical events. Mycobacterium tuberculosis phosphatases play important roles in regulating the pathogen physiology and interference of host signaling. They are also involved in the evasion of host immune response and blockage of the phagosome-lysosome fusion. Selective inhibition of phosphatase represents an ideal new avenue of anti-tuberculosis drug design. In this paper, we update the progresses about the regulation network of Mycobacterium tuberculosis phosphatases including MptpA, MptpB, MstP, SapM and their inhibitors. These serve as the basis for further antituberculosis drug target.
    Yao xue xue bao = Acta pharmaceutica Sinica 12/2011; 46(12):1420-8.
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    ABSTRACT: Mycobacteriosis is on the increase. Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) are resistant to most antituberculosis drugs naturally. We determined the complete genome sequence of a novel NTM strain, JDM601, of the Mycobacterium terrae complex, which was isolated from a patient with tuberculosis-like disease and with various antibiotic resistances.
    Journal of bacteriology 06/2011; 193(16):4300-1. · 3.94 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis-specific antibodies in human sera has been a rapid and important diagnostic aid for tuberculosis (TB) control and prevention. However, any single antigen is not enough to be used to cover the antibody profiles of all TB patients. In this study, a novel fusion protein was constructed using gene splicing by overlap extension (SOEing), and then the antibody level against it in 171 TB patients and 86 controls was evaluated by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Compared with the three individual antigen (16 kDa: sensitivity 19.9%, specificity 96.5%; MPT64: sensitivity 75.4%, specificity 34.9%; 38 kDa: sensitivity 33.3%, specificity 83.7%), the fusion protein antigen (sensitivity 42.1%, specificity 89.5%) gave the best diagnostic performance with the largest receiver operating characteristic curve area 0.656 (95% confidence interval [CI], 0.590-0.721; P<0.01). These results suggested that the novel fusion protein antigen successfully constructed by gene SOEing provided the improved diagnostic performance for TB, and other mycobacterial multiepitope fusion proteins may also be worthy of investigation for further enhancing the detection sensitivity.
    Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis 01/2011; 25(5):344-9. · 1.36 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: In this study, we describe the development and evaluation of a novel multiple-antigen ELISA for rapid diagnosis and screening of active tuberculosis (TB). The humoral immune responses of 136 active TB patients and 57 healthy subjects against antigens Rv3425, 38kDa and lipoarabinomannan (LAM) from Mycobacterium tuberculosis H37Rv were examined by ELISA. Three essential results were obtained. (i) Rv3425 antigen is a potential candidate for serodiagnosis of active TB. Of 136 active TB patients, Rv3425 antigen provided a sensitivity of 31.6%, lower than that of LAM antigen, but higher than that of 38kDa antigen, with an overall specificity of 100%. (ii) For 62 smear-negative pulmonary TB patients and 15 extra-pulmonary TB patients, the multiple-antigen test provided a sensitivity of 43.5% and 26.7%, respectively, representing an improvement over acid-fast bacilli (AFB) smear-based diagnosis. (iii) Compared with the single-antigen ELISA and the two available commercial kits, the multiple-antigen test offered the highest accuracy (71.0%). In conclusion, the multiple-antigen ELSIA test based on Rv3425, 38kDa, and LAM antigens is a potentially useful tool for the serodiagnosis and screening of active TB. Combinations of Rv3425 with other mycobacterial antigens may also be worthy of further investigation.
    Tuberculosis (Edinburgh, Scotland) 07/2009; 89(4):278-84. · 2.54 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Drug resistant bacteria is an increasingly urgent challenge to public health. Bacteria adaptation and extensive abuse of antibiotics contribute to this dilemma. Active efflux of antibiotics is employed by the bacteria to survive the antibiotic pressure. Efflux pump is one of the hot spots of current drug related studies and ideal targets for the improvement of treatment. The efflux pumps and related mechanisms of action, regulation of expression and methodologies were summarized. Comparative genomics analyses were employed to elucidate the underlying mechanisms of action and evolution of efflux pump as exemplified by the Mycobacterium in our lab, which is a crucial re-emerging threat to global public health. The pathway and state-of-art drug development of efflux pump related drugs are included too.
    Yao xue xue bao = Acta pharmaceutica Sinica 12/2008; 43(11):1082-8.
  • Wen-jun Shi, Xue-lian Zhang, Hong-hai Wang
    Zhonghua jie he he hu xi za zhi = Zhonghua jiehe he huxi zazhi = Chinese journal of tuberculosis and respiratory diseases 02/2008; 31(1):54-7.
  • Dan Liao, Jian-Ping Xie, Hong-Hai Wang
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    ABSTRACT: Membrane proteins fulfill a wide range of central functions in the cell, but their structure determination remains one of the great challenges in structural biology. The heterologous overexpression is a demanding task. Here, we provide an overview of recent advance to heterologous expression and purification of membrane protein from Mycobacterium tuberculosis, whose membrane proteins represent the majority of the new potential drug targets in this bacillus, which is ranked as the number1 cause of infectious disease mortality in the world. A detailed structural and functional understanding of the membranes protein of Mycobacterium tuberculosis will be critical both for an understanding of the biology of infection and for the rational development of novel therapeutics. The procedures for functional expression followed by purification of membranes protein are reviewed here together with nonfunctional expression in inclusion bodies and subsequent refolding to produce functional proteins. The new expression systems, new approaches to soluble expression of recombinant proteins, new methods for membrane protein folding in vitro and new purification technology will provide a basis for choosing the best expression and purification protocol for a given membrane protein. The goal of this review is to aid researchers in the choice of a suitable expression system for their favourite proteins and make overproduction of functional membrane proteins becomes easier.
    ACTA MICROBIOLOGICA SINICA 11/2007; 47(5):932-6.
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    ABSTRACT: Isocitrate lyase (ICL) catalyses the first step of the glyoxylate bypass pathway, which reversibly cleaves isocitrate into succinate and glyoxylate. This pathway occurs in a wide range of pathogens and plays a key role in the pathogenesis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) suggesting that it may represent a drug target for the treatment of tuberculosis. ICL was cloned, expressed, and purified, and a high-throughput screen (HTS) developed to screen active extracts derived from traditional Chinese medicines (TCMs) for inhibition of ICL. A colorimetric assay based on the formation of glyoxylate-phenylhydrazone was used to measure ICL activity. The assay had signal to noise (S/N) of 12.74 and Z′ factor of 0.72, indicating that the assay was suitable for HTS. Screening of a collection of 465 extracts derived from TCMs resulted in the identification of two extracts from Illicium verum Hook.f (Illiciaceae, XHD-1) and Zingiber officinale Rosc (Zingiberaceae, XHD-2), which inhibited ICL with IC50 values of 47.7 ± 16.9 and 18.2 ± 0.9 µg/ml, respectively. Drug Dev. Res. 67:818–823, 2006. © 2007 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
    Drug Development Research 01/2007; 67(10):818 - 823. · 0.87 Impact Factor
  • Chong Lv, Xin Jiang, Xiao-Ling Gu, Hong-Hai Wang
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    ABSTRACT: To obtain purified recombinant Rv3369 protein by means of expressing the Rv3369 protein of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in E. coli. The gene coding Rv3369 protein was amplified by polymerase chain reaction (PCR), then was inserted into an expression vector pET28a to get recombinant plasmid. The recombinant plasmid was transformed into E. coli BL21(DE3) and induced by IPTG. The expressed product was indentified by SDS-PAGE and purified by Ni- NTA His. Bind Resin. The sequence of Rv3369 in recombinant plasmid was the same with GenBank's report. The molecular mass of the product is 19.5kDa, which accounts for about 20% in the thalli proteins, and its purity is more than 90% analyzed by SDS-PAGE and laser scanning. The yield of recombinant protein is 1.56mg from 100mL of culture. Compared with other methods, purity of the recombinant protein is higher through affinity chromatography.
    ACTA MICROBIOLOGICA SINICA 11/2006; 46(5):835-7.
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    ABSTRACT: Malonyl coenzyme A (CoA)-acyl carrier protein (ACP) transacylase (MCAT) is an essential enzyme in fatty acid and mycolic acid biosynthesis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. fabd2 is a novel gene coding MCAT in M. tuberculosis besides another known fabd. In our study, fabd2 was inserted into a bacterial expression vector pET28a resulting in a 6x Histidine-tag fabd2 fusion gene construction. The protein was purified by nickel affinity chromatography and the characterizations of FabD2 have been investigated. The molecular weight of FabD2 was estimated to be 26 kDa by MALDI-TOF. Consistent with the biosynthesis specialty of reported MCATs, FabD2 resulted in a typical activity of bacterial MCATs, which catalyzes the transacylation of malonate from malonyl-CoA to activated holo-ACP. Some physical and chemical differences between FabD2 and FabD also have been found. FabD2 shows dissimilarity with FabD in secondary structure in different pH buffer and MCAT genes RT-PCR results reveal different transcript condition with each other. Furthermore, FabD2 shows low similarity in protein sequence when alignment with other MCATs.
    Protein Expression and Purification 03/2006; 45(2):393-9. · 1.43 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: To obtain recombinant protein with enzymatic activities of isocitrate lyase (ICL). The icl gene was amplified by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) from Mycobacterium tuberculosis H(37)Rv strain genomic DNA and cloned into pET28-a(+) vector. The recombinant protein was expressed in E.coli BL21 (DE3). Enzyme activity of the protein was assayed after purifying with Ni-NTA resin. The recombinant ICL was purified in a highly active state with a specific activity of about 7.657 x 10(2) micromol x mg(-1) x min(-1). The pH curve indicated that recombinant ICL activity was optimal at pH 7.4. The LC/MS spectrometry showed a 50 603.347 molecular mass of recombinant ICL. The CD spectrum showed that the percentages for alpha- helix, beta- sheet, beta- turn, and random coil were 43.8%, 31.9%, 3.4%, and 20.9%, respectively. The icl gene of Mycobacterium tuberculosis H(37)Rv was successfully cloned and expressed. The enzymatic properties demonstrated the purified recombinant protein had activities of ICL. This work can facilitate immunologic research and the discovery of novel antimicrobial agents against Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
    Zhonghua jie he he hu xi za zhi = Zhonghua jiehe he huxi zazhi = Chinese journal of tuberculosis and respiratory diseases 01/2006; 28(12):845-8.
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    ABSTRACT: Radix Ranuncoli Ternati is clinically effective traditional Chinese medicine for multidrug resistant tuberculosis. Its active components and mechanism of action remain unsolved. Two dimensional gel electrophoresis (2-DE) was employed to address this problem. Globlal proteome of Mycobacterium tuberculosis untreated and treated with Radix Ranuncoli Ternati were compared, and 22 protein spots were found to be expressed differentially. 3 protein spots which remarkably decreased in Mycobacterium tuberculosis treated with Radix Ranuncoli Ternati were subjected to matrix assisted laser desorption ionization time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF-MS) analysis. The data obtained from peptide mass finger printing were used for database search. The 3 protein spots in gel were identified as cysA2 (thiosulfate sulfurtransferase), tsf (elongation factor EF-Ts) and hspX (heat shock protein X). These data provide insights into the changed global protein patterns of Mycobacterium tuberculosis treated with Radix Ranuncoli Ternati and may prove useful for further study in the mechanism in how Radix Ranuncoli Ternati influence the life of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The differentially expressed proteins may be potential novel antituberculosis drug targets.
    ACTA MICROBIOLOGICA SINICA 01/2006; 45(6):895-9.
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    ABSTRACT: Nine structural genes (furA, katG, inhA, kasA, Rv0340, iniB, iniA, iniC, and efpA) and two regulatory regions (the oxyR-ahpC intergenic region and the promoter of mabA-inhA) in 87 isoniazid (INH)-monoresistant and 50 INH-susceptible Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates collected from five provinces of China were analyzed by sequencing. Eighty-two (94.3%) INH-resistant isolates had mutations in the katG gene, with the katG Ser315Thr mutation predominant (55.2%). No mutation at codon 463 of katG was detected among the 50 INH-susceptible isolates with different IS6110 fingerprints. In addition, there were 35 (40.2%) INH-resistant isolates that had a mutation at codon 463 of katG. Of the INH-resistant strains, 20 (23.0%) isolates harbored double mutations at two separate loci of katG. Mutations in the inhA promoter region occurred in 13 (14.9%) isolates; 4.6% of the isolates had inhA structural gene mutations, and 11.5% harbored mutations in the oxyR-ahpC intergenic region. Drug resistance-associated mutations were detected in the iniBAC region and efpA.
    Journal of Clinical Microbiology 12/2005; 43(11):5477-82. · 4.07 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Tuberculosis remains one of the major threats to public health. China is one of the heavy TB burden countries. Novel drugs and vaccines are urgently needed to combat the increasingly multidrug resistant TB. Mycobacteriophage is one of the hot topic in TB novel drugs discovery and drug susceptibility test. Phages can multiply via two alternative mechanisms: the lytic cycle or the lysogenic cycle. The lytic cycle ends with the lysis and death of the host cell, whereas the host cell remains alive in the lysogenic cycle. Lysogenic mycobacteriophages were intensively studied to elucidate the integration and lysis mechanisms of mycobacteriophage. The integration of mycobacteriophage requires for attP of bacteriopahge genome, attB of Mycobacterium genome, integrase and integration host factor. Some lysogenic phage, eg. mycobacteriophage Ms6, employ lytic cycle, form new phage, lysis host by the cooperation of lysin and holin, and release phages. There is no reports as to the mycobacteriophage unique to China clinical or environmental isolates. Studies on the integration and lysis molecular mechanism of mycobacteriophage might facilitate future new anti-TB drugs development.
    ACTA MICROBIOLOGICA SINICA 11/2005; 45(5):808-11.
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    ABSTRACT: Rv3487c (lipF), a member of the lipase family of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, is related to virulence of this pathogen. Real-time RT-PCR analysis indicated that Rv3487c was induced at low pH in M. tuberculosis cultured in vitro. The gene of Rv3487c was cloned and expressed as fusion protein in Escherichia coli. After removal of the N-terminal domain of the fusion partner by enterokinase treatment, the effect of pH, temperature, and detergents on the purified enzyme activity and stability was characterized. Rv3487c could efficiently hydrolyze short chain esters. The catalytic triad of Rv3487c consists of residues Ser90, Glu189, and His219 as demonstrated by amino acid sequence alignment, three-dimensional modeling, and site-directed mutagenesis.
    Protein Expression and Purification 08/2005; 42(1):59-66. · 1.43 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The response of dendritic cells (DCs) plays an essential role in the initiation of immune responses following Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) challenge. Two-dimensional electrophoresis (2-DE) was employed to compare the global protein patterns between human DCs infected and that uninfected with MTB H37Rv ATCC 27294 strains, and 45 protein spots were found to express differentially. Four protein spots which remarkably changed in DCs infected with MTB H37Rv ATCC 27294 strains were measured by matrix assisted laser desorption/ionization tandem time-of-flight (TOF/TOF) mass spectrometry. The data obtained from peptide mass fingerprinting were used in protein database search. Four protein spots in gel were identified as Human Arsenite-stimulated ATPase (hASNA-I), Annexin IV, gamma-actin and Heat shock protein27 (HSP27). These data provide insight into the changed global protein patterns of the DCs after infection and may prove useful for further study in the interaction between MTB and host.
    ACTA MICROBIOLOGICA SINICA 07/2005; 45(3):415-9.

Publication Stats

140 Citations
20.10 Total Impact Points

Institutions

  • 2003–2014
    • Fudan University
      • Institute of Genetics
      Shanghai, Shanghai Shi, China
  • 2013
    • Wuhan Polytechnic University
      Shanghai, Shanghai Shi, China
  • 2005–2011
    • Southwest University in Chongqing
      Pehpei, Chongqing Shi, China
  • 2004
    • Southwest Normal University
      • School of Life Science
      Ch’ung-ch’ing-shih, Chongqing Shi, China