Xuyao Zhang

Xuyao Zhang
Fudan University · Department of Biological Medicines

Doctor of Pharmacy

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Introduction
Xuyao Zhang received his Ph.D degree from Fudan University and completed the postdoctoral training at University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. He currently works at Fudan University investigatng cancer immunotherapy.
Additional affiliations
June 2015 - July 2018
Fudan University
Position
  • PhD Student
September 2008 - July 2015
Zhengzhou University
Position
  • Master's Student

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Publications (58)
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CD47-specific antibodies and fusion proteins that block CD47–SIRPα signaling are employed as antitumor agents for several cancers. Here, we investigated the synergistic antitumor effect of simultaneously targeting CD47 and autophagy in non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). SIRPαD1-Fc, a novel CD47-targeting fusion protein, was generated and was found...
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Background: Inhibitors targeting VEGF and VEGFR are commonly used in the clinic, but only a subset of patients could benefit from these inhibitors and the efficacy was limited by multiple relapse mechanisms. In this work, we aimed to investigate the role of innate immune response in anti-angiogenic therapy and explore efficient therapeutic strateg...
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Gastrointestinal cancers (GICs) and neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) are often refractory to therapy after metastasis. Adoptive cell therapy using chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells, though remarkably efficacious for treating leukemia, is yet to be developed for solid tumors such as GICs and NETs. Here we isolated a llama-derived nanobody, VHH1, a...
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As nano-sized materials prepared by isolating, disrupting and extruding cell membranes, cellular vesicles are emerging as a novel vehicle for immunotherapeutic drugs to activate antitumor immunity. Cell membrane-derived vesicles inherit the surface characteristics and functional properties of parental cells, thus having superior biocompatibility, l...
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Immunotherapy especially immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) has brought favorable clinical results for numerous cancer patients. However, the efficacy of ICIs in colorectal cancer (CRC) is still unsatisfactory due to the poor median progression-free survival and overall survival. Here, based on the CRC models, we tried to elucidate novel relapse m...
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Background Pancreatic cancer is a highly aggressive malignancy with limited treatment options and a poor prognosis. Trophoblast cell surface antigen 2 (TROP2), a cell surface antigen overexpressed in the tumors of more than half of pancreatic cancer patients, has been identified as a potential target for antibody–drug conjugates (ADCs). Almost all...
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Knowledge of the collective activities of individual plants together with the derived clinical effects and targeted disease associations is useful for plant-based biomedical research. To provide the information in complement to the established databases, we introduced a major update of CMAUP database, previously featured in NAR. This update include...
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Immunotherapies including adaptive immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) and chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells, have developed the treatment of cancer in clinic, and most of them focus on activating T cell immunity. Although these strategies have obtained unprecedented clinical responses, only limited subsets of cancer patients could receive lo...
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Introduction Although PD-1/L1 mAb has demonstrated clinical benefits in certain cancer types, low response rate and resistance remain the main challenges for the application of these immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs). 4-1BB is a co-stimulator molecule expressed in T cells, which could enhance T cell proliferation and activation. Herein, the syner...
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Quantitative activity and species source data of natural products (NPs) are important for drug discovery, medicinal plant research, and microbial investigations. Activity values of NPs against specific targets are useful for discovering targeted therapeutic agents and investigating the mechanism of medicinal plants. Composition/concentration values...
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Aberrant expression of protein kinase C (PKC) isozymes is a hallmark of cancer. The different members of the PKC family control cellular events associated with cancer development and progression. Whereas the classical/conventional PKCα isozyme has been linked to tumor suppression in most cancer types, here we demonstrate that this kinase is require...
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Aberrant expression of protein kinase C (PKC) isozymes is a hallmark of cancer. The different members of the PKC family control cellular events associated with cancer development and progression. Whereas the classical/conventional PKCα isozyme has been linked to tumor suppression in most cancer types, here we demonstrate that this kinase is require...
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The SIRPαFc fusion protein can block the immunosuppressive CD47-SIRPα signal between macrophages and tumor cells as a decoy receptor and has demonstrated its immunotherapeutic efficacy in various tumors. However, its clinical application was limited because of the potential hematologic toxicity. The heptapeptide “TKKTLRT” is a collagen-binding doma...
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Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy has revolutionized the paradigm in hematological malignancies treatment, driving an ever-expanding number of basic research and clinical trials of genetically engineering T cells to treat solid tumors. CAR T-cell therapies based on the antibodies targeting Mesothelin, CEA, EGFR, EGFR, MUC1, DLL3, and e...
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It has been widely known that macrophages play critical roles during infection and immune responses. While as tumor-infiltrating myeloid cells, macrophages accumulated in the tumor microenvironment (TME) could either suppress tumor proliferation through producing pro-inflammatory cytokines or promote tumor growth via activating tumor proliferation,...
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Interleukin-21 (IL-21) has exhibited anti-tumor activity in preclinical and clinical studies; however, its modest efficacy and short half-time has limited its therapeutic utility as a monotherapy. Therefore, we engineered a fusion protein (IL-21-αHSA) in which a nanobody targeting human serum albumin (HSA) was fused to the C-terminus of rhIL-21. Th...
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Gestational diabetes mellitus(GDM) is a condition of glucose intolerance of glucose intolerance with onset or first recognition in pregnancy. Its incidence is increasing and GDM deleteriously affects both mother and fetus during and even after pregnancy. Previous studies in mice have shown that during pregnancy, β cell proliferation increases durin...
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Kidney damage initiates the deteriorating metabolic states in tubule cells that lead to the development of end‐stage renal disease (ESTD). Interleukin‐22 (IL‐22) is an effective therapeutic antidote for kidney injury via promoting kidney recovery, but little is known about the underlying molecular mechanisms. Here, we first provide evidence that IL...
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Menin serves both tumor suppressor and promoter roles in a highly tumor-specific manner. In colorectal cancer (CRC) menin is over-expressed and plays a critical role in regulating transcription of SKP2, and combined treatment with a menin inhibitor (MI) and small molecule EGFR inhibitor (EGFRi) leads to synergistic killing of CRC cells. However, th...
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Kidney damage initiates the deteriorating metabolic states in tubule cells that lead to the development of end-stage renal disease (ESTD). Interleukin 22 (IL-22) is an effective therapeutic antidote for kidney injury via promoting kidney recovery, but little is known about the underlying molecular mechanisms. Here we first provide evidence that IL-...
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Rationale: Interleukin 22 (IL-22) is an epithelial survival cytokine that is at present being explored as therapeutic agents for acute and chronic liver injury. However, its molecular basis of protective activities remains poorly understood. Methods: Here we demonstrate that IL-22 inhibits the deteriorating metabolic states induced by stimuli in he...
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Interleukin 22 (IL-22) is an epithelial survival cytokine that is at present being explored as therapeutic agents for acute and chronic liver injury. However, its molecular basis of protective activities remains poorly understood. Here we demonstrate that IL-22 inhibits the deteriorating metabolic states induced by stimuli in hepatocytes. Specifica...
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Excessive release of interleukin-1β (IL-1β) is well-known to provoke cascades of inflammatory responses thus contributing to the pathogenesis of alcohol-induced steatohepatitis (ASH), but the cellular mechanism that regulates IL-1β release during ASH remains unclear. Herein, we identified that gasdermin D (GSDMD) membrane pore is critical in mediat...
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Lung adenocarcinoma (LUAD), which comprises over 50% of all cases of non-small-cell lung cancer, has a poor prognosis and requires novel therapeutic approaches. The sonic Hedgehog (Shh) pathway, which plays a crucial role in differentiation, proliferation, and survival of cancer cells, is likely to be activated in LUADs, suggesting the Shh pathway...
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Aristolochic acid nephropathy (AAN), as a rapidly progressive interstitial nephropathy due to excessive ingestion of aristolochia herbal medications, has recently raised considerable concerns among clinicians and researchers as its underlying pathogenic mechanisms are largely unclear. In the current study, we identified NLRP3 inflammasome activatio...
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Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), one of the most lethal malignancies worldwide, has limited efficient therapeutic options. Here, we first demonstrated that simultaneously targeting poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) and autophagy could evoke striking synergistic lethality in HCC cells. Specifically, we found that the PARP inhibitor Niraparib induce...
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Arginase I has been documented to impair T cell function and attenuate cellular immunity, however, there is little evidence to reveal the effect of arginase I on macrophage function. Recently, recombinant human arginase I (rhArg) has been developed for cancer therapy and is in clinical trial for hepatocellular carcinoma, whereas the potential immun...
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Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is now a leading cause of chronic liver disease, while there is currently no available treatment strategy. Interleukin-22 (IL-22) has been recognized as a promising agent for alleviating NAFLD, but the efficacy of IL-22 is far from satisfactory because safe dose of IL-22 elicited limited improvement while h...
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During the last decade, inhibitors targeting immune checkpoint PD-L1/PD-1 and CTLA-4 have been one of the most significant advances for cancer therapy in clinic. However, most of these therapies focused on stimulating the adaptive immune system-mediated elimination of tumor. Recent studies indicated that CD47/SIRPα, an innate anti-phagocytic axis b...
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Increased biomedical applications of mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSNs) raise considerable attention concerning their toxicological effects; the toxicities of MSNs are still undefined and the underlying mechanisms are unknown. We conducted this study to determine the hepatotoxicity of continuous administration of MSNs and the potential mechanis...
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Glioblastoma, characterized by extensive microvascular proliferation and invasive tumor growth, is one of the most common and lethal malignancies in adults. Benefits of the conventional anti-angiogenic therapy were only observed in a subset of patients and limited by diverse relapse mechanism. Fortunately, recent advances in cancer immunotherapy ha...
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Background Antibody drug conjugate (ADC) showed potent therapeutic efficacy in several types of cancers. The role of autophagy in antitumor effects of ADC remains unclear. Methods In this study, the ADC, Rituximab-monomethyl auristatin E (MMAE) with a Valine–Citrulline cleavable linker, was designed to investigate its therapeutic efficacy against...
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Autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) is a progressive inflammatory disorders of unknown etiology, characterized by immune-mediated destruction of hepatocytes and massive production of cytokines. Interleukin-1β is a pleiotropic proinflammatory cytokine and well known to be critical in a variety of autoimmune diseases. However, the role of interleukin-1β (IL-1...
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CD47-targeting immune checkpoint inhibitors have been investigated for immunotherapy of several cancers, glioblastoma, one of the most common tumors in brain, was still a challenge for CD47-targeting therapy. Herein, we reported novel strategies for glioblastoma therapy via blocking CD47-SIRPα by SIRPα-Fc alone or in combination with autophagy inhi...
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Background Diabetic nephropathy (DN), the leading cause of end-stage renal disease, is acknowledged as an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease, which underlines the urgent need for new medications to DN. Dihydroquercetin (DHQ), an important natural dihydroflavone, exerts significant antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antifibrotic pro...
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Acetaminophen (APAP) overdose is currently the leading cause of acute liver disease, but therapeutic treatment strategies are commonly limited. Although dihydroquercetin (DHQ) is an attractive botanical antioxidant, its protective potential for liver disease remains elusive. The present study investigated the protective effects of DHQ against APAP-...
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Background: CD47-targeted immune checkpoint inhibitors have shown potent anti-tumor efficacy in several malignant tumors. However, glioblastoma, one of the most malignant brain tumors in the central nervous system (CNS), was still a challenge for CD47-targeted immunotherapy. Methods: SIRPa-Fc, a CD47-targeted fusion protein, was employed to investi...
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Increasing evidence indicates that interleukin-22 (IL-22) holds tremendous potential as a protective agent in preventing liver injury, but its pleiotropic effects and pathogenic role in carcinogenesis, rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis restrict its systemic application. Here, we first developed a nanoparticle (liposIA) as a liver-targeted agent th...
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Asparaginase has been reported to be effective in the treatment of various leukemia and several malignant solid cancers. However, the anti-tumor effect of asparaginase is always restricted due to complicated mechanisms. Herein, we investigated the mechanisms of how glioblastoma resisted asparaginase treatment and reported a novel approach to enhanc...
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Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is one of the most lethal complications of diabetes mellitus with metabolic disorders and chronic inflammation. Although the cytokine IL-22 was initially implicated in the pathogenesis of chronic inflammatory diseases, recent studies suggested that IL-22 could suppress inflammatory responses and alleviate tissue injury. He...
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Laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma (LSCC), one of the most common malignancies in the head and neck, has poor prognosis and high mortality. The need of novel and effective treatment for LSCC is urgent. Asparaginase, an enzyme-depriving asparagine, has been employed for the treatment of various cancers. In this study, we reported for the first time t...
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Hepatotoxicity of cationic poly amidoamine (PAMAM) dendrimers is one of the most urgent challenges to their medicinal application. Recent studies have indicated that proinflammatory cytokines were critical in nanomaterials-induced toxicity. However, little is known about the roles and underlying regulatory mechanisms of proinflammatory cytokines in...
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Erwinia asparaginase, a bacteria-derived enzyme drug, has been used in the treatment of various cancers, especially acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). One of the most significant side effects associated with asparaginase administration is immune suppression, which limits its application in clinic. Macrophages are phagocytic immune cells and have a...
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Recombinant human arginase (rhArg), an enzyme capable of depleting arginine, has been shown to be an effective therapeutic approach for various cancers. Non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), a histological subtype of pulmonary carcinoma, has a high rate of morbidity and mortality in the world. Thus, the need for novel and more effective treatment is...
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The mounting number of patients with pulmonary adenocarcinoma (ADCA) is subjected to poor prognosis and heavy mortality, which prompts us to explore new potential therapeutics for lung ADCA. Herein, we reported a novel approach for lung ADCA therapy by abolishing autophagy and asparagine. We demonstrated that deprivation of asparagine by asparagina...
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To develop potent and selective anticancer agents, a series of novel 4-substituted 1,2-bis(4-chlorophenyl)-pyrazolidine-3,5-dione derivatives were designed and synthesized. All the compounds were evaluated for their antiproliferative activities against a panel of four human cancer cell lines. Among them, compound 4u is the most potent, exhibiting I...
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Trying to develop potent and selective anticancer agents, two series of novel 1,2,4-triazolo[3,4-a] phthalazine derivatives were designed and synthesized. Their antitumor activities were evaluated by MU method against four selected human cancer cell lines (MGC-803, EC-9706, HeLa and MCF-7). Our results showed that compound 11h exhibited good antica...
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A series of 4-anilino-6-phenylpyrimidines containing urea moiety were synthesized and the structures of all products were confirmed by 1H NMR, 13C NMR and HRMS. The antiproliferative activities of these compounds were evaluated against three human tumor cell lines (MGC-803, MCF-7 and EC-109) by applying the MTT assay method. compounds 4a, 4b and 6a...

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