Yaohui Tang

Yaohui Tang
Shanghai Jiao Tong University | SJTU · Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME)

Ph D

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Introduction
I have a broad interest in stem cell, exosome and tissue engineering based therapy for stroke, as well as exploring the mechanism of stroke.
Additional affiliations
March 2018 - present
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Description
  • Cerebrovascular disease
September 2015 - February 2018
Stanford University
Position
  • PostDoc Position
Description
  • Focus on biomaterials based stem cell therapy for various animal disease models
July 2014 - September 2015
Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics
Position
  • PostDoc Position
Education
September 2009 - July 2014
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Field of study
  • Stroke

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Publications (88)
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Background Microglia-mediated neuroinflammatory response following traumatic brain injury (TBI) is considered as a vital secondary injury factor, which drives trauma-induced neurodegeneration and is lack of efficient treatment. ACT001, a sesquiterpene lactone derivative, is reportedly involved in alleviation of inflammatory response. However, littl...
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Myelination is an important process in the central nervous system (CNS). Oligodendrocytes (OLs) extend multiple layers to densely sheath on axons, composing the myelin to achieve efficient electrical signal conduction. The myelination during developmental stage maintains a balanced state. However, numerous CNS diseases including neurodegenerative a...
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Blood-brain barrier (BBB) disruption underlies the vasogenic edema and neuronal cell death induced by acute ischemic stroke. Reducing this disruption has therapeutic potential. Transcranial focused ultrasound stimulation has shown neuromodulatory and neuroprotective effects in various brain diseases including ischemic stroke. Ultrasound stimulation...
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Stroke patients with diabetes have worse neurological outcomes than non‐diabetic stroke patients, and treatments beneficial for non‐diabetic stroke patients are not necessarily effective for diabetic stroke patients. While stem cell‐derived extracellular vesicles (EVs) show great potential for treating stroke, the results remain unsatisfactory due...
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The inflammatory response is one of the key events in cerebral ischemia, causing secondary brain injury and neuronal death. Studies have shown that the NLRP3 inflammasome is a key factor in initiating the inflammatory response and that Dl-3-n-butylphthalide (NBP) can attenuate the inflammatory response and improve neuronal repair during ischemic st...
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Central nervous system (CNS) injuries, including stroke, traumatic brain injury, and spinal cord injury, are essential causes of death and long-term disability and difficult to cure, mainly due to the limited neuron regeneration and the formation of the glial scar. Herein, we apply extracellular vesicles (EVs) secreted by M2 microglia to improve th...
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Astrocytes play an essential role in the modulation of blood-brain barrier function. Neurological diseases induce the transformation of astrocytes into a neurotoxic A1 phenotype, exacerbating brain injury. However, the effect of A1 astrocytes on the BBB dysfunction after stroke is unknown. Adult male ICR mice (n=97) were subjected to 90-minute tran...
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Background Our previous studies suggest that human fat extract (FE) contains a variety of angiogenic factors and may provide an alternative treatment option for stroke. However, the therapeutic effect is largely limited due to its short half-life, and inaccurate targeting. Results Herein, we leverage the targeting abilities of platelets (PLTs) to...
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Rationale: White matter repair is critical for the cognitive and neurological functional recovery after ischemic stroke. M2 microglia are well-documented to enhance remyelination and their extracellular vesicles (EVs) mediate cellular function after brain injury. However, whether M2 microglia-derived EVs could promote white matter repair after cere...
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Background Adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs) and their extracellular vesicles (EVs) have therapeutic potential in ischemic brain injury, but the underlying mechanism is poorly understood. The current study aimed to explore the contribution of miRNAs in ADSC-EVs to the treatment of cerebral ischemia. Methods After the intravenous injection of ADSC...
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The discovery and development of extracellular vesicles in tissue engineering have shown great potential for tissue regenerative therapies. However, their vesicle nature requires dosage-dependent administration and efficient interactions with recipient cells. Researchers have resorted to biomaterials for localized and sustained delivery of extracel...
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Benzophenones are widely supplemented in personal care products, but little is known about its neurodevelopmental toxicity. The previous epidemiological study discovered a negative correlation between maternal exposure to a benzophenone metabolite 4-hydroxybenzophenone (4HBP) and child's neurodevelopment, yet the causal relationship and detailed me...
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White matter injury is a critical pathological characteristic during ischemic stroke. Oligodendrocyte precursor cells participate in white matter repairing and remodeling during ischemic brain injury. Since oligodendrocyte precursor cells could promote Wnt-dependent angiogenesis and migrate along vasculature for the myelination during the developme...
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Maternal Benzophenone Exposure In article number 2102686 by Shunqing Xu, Yaohui Tang, Xia Sheng, and co‐workers, it is reported that maternal exposure to benzophenone and its major metabolite 4‐hydroxybenzophenone during pregnancy causes endoplasmic reticulum proteotoxicity and neuroinflammation, which lead to cognitive dysfunction and neurodevelop...
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Ischemic-induced white matter injury is strongly correlated with the poor neurological outcomes in stroke patients. The transplantation of oligodendrocyte precursor cells (OPCs) is an effective candidate for enhancing re-myelination in congenitally dysmyelinated brain and spinal cord. Nevertheless, mechanisms governing the recovery of white matter...
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The pathological role of reactive gliosis in CNS repair remains controversial. In this study, using murine ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke models, we demonstrated that microglia/macrophages and astrocytes are differentially involved in engulfing synapses in the reactive gliosis region. By specifically deleting MEGF10 and MERTK phagocytic receptors,...
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Acquired brain injury (ABI), which is the umbrella term for all brain injuries, is one of the most dangerous diseases resulting in high morbidity and mortality, making it extremely significant to early diagnosis of ABI. Current methods, which are mainly composed of X-ray computed tomography and magnetic resonance angiography, remain limited in diag...
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A first stationary multi-source computed tomography (CT) system is prototyped for preclinical imaging to achieve real-time temporal resolution for dynamic cardiac imaging. This unique is featured by 29 source-detector pairs fixed on a circular track for each detector to collect x-ray signals only from the opposite x-ray source. The new system archi...
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Depression is a major psychological disease of human beings. With the severity of depression, it elevates the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), especially acute coronary syndrome (ACS), resulting in serious harm to human health. The number of endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) is closely related to the development of depression. It has been re...
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Microglial phagocytosis benefits neurological recovery after stroke. Large-conductance Ca2+-activated K+ currents are expressed in activated microglia, and BK channel knockout aggravates cerebral ischemic injury. However, the effect of BK channels on microglial phagocytosis after ischemic stroke remains unknown. Here, we explored whether BK channel...
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Background: Adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs) and their extracellular vesicles (EVs) have therapeutic potential in ischemic brain injury, but the underlying mechanism is poorly understood. The current study aimed to explore the contribution of miRNAs in ADSC-EVs to the treatment of cerebral ischemia. Methods: After the intravenous injection of ADS...
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Background Astrocytes play an essential role in the modulation of blood-brain barrier function. Neurological diseases induce astrocytes to transform into a neurotoxic A1 phenotype, thus exacerbating brain injury. However, the effect of A1 astrocyte on the function of BBB after stroke is unknown. Method Adult male ICR mice (n = 78) were subjected t...
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Background Healthy plasma therapy reverses cognitive deficits and promotes neuroplasticity in ageing brain disease. However, whether healthy plasma therapy improve blood–brain barrier integrity after stroke remains unknown. Methods Here, we intravenously injected healthy female mouse plasma into adult female ischaemic stroke C57BL/6 mouse induced...
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Objective: Previous studies showed that microglia and astrocytes actively engulf synapse through MEGF10 and MERTK in the developing brain. But whether microglia and astrocytes in ischemic stroke (IS) or hemorrhagic stroke (HS) mice are still phagocytotic and how they affect the outcome of stroke remain unclear. Methods: Microglia or astrocyte-speci...
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Objective: DL-3n-butylphthalide (NBP) has beneficial effects in different stages of ischemic stroke. Our previous studies have demonstrated that NBP promoted angiogenesis in the perifocal region of the ischemic brain. However, the molecular mechanism of NBP for blood–brain barrier protection in acute ischemic stroke was unclear. Here, we explored t...
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Ischaemic stroke is a leading cause of long-term disability in the world, with limited effective treatments. Increasing evidence demonstrates that exosomes are involved in ischaemic pathology and exhibit restorative therapeutic effects by mediating cell–cell communication. The potential of exosome therapy for ischaemic stroke has been actively inve...
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Rationale: Glial scars present a major obstacle for neuronal regeneration after stroke. Thus, approaches to promote their degradation and inhibit their formation are beneficial for stroke recovery. The interaction of microglia and astrocytes is known to be involved in glial scar formation after stroke; however, how microglia affect glial scar forma...
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Background Neuroinflammation is the major pathogenesis of cerebral ischemia. Microglia are activated and polarized to either the pro-inflammatory M1 phenotype or anti-inflammatory M2 phenotype, which act as a critical mediator of neuroinflammation. Sestrin2 has pro-survival properties against ischemic brain injury. However, whether sestrin2 has an...
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Stem cell therapy can overcome many unmet clinical challenges that have proven intractable with traditional medicine and treatment strategies because of their strong ability to recover and regenerate injured tissue. Nanoparticle-based labeling agents, in combination with current imaging technologies, have been used to monitor the location, migratio...
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Background and Purpose: Diabetes mellitus increases stroke incidence and mortality and hampers functional recovery after stroke. Fingolimod has been shown to improve neurofunctional recovery and reduce brain infarction after ischemic injury in mice without comorbidities. In this work, we investigated the effects of fingolimod in diabetic mice after...
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Mechanical properties of brain tissue can provide vital information for understanding the mechanism of traumatic brain injury (TBI). As mouse models were commonly adopted for TBI studies, a method to produce injury to the brain and characterize the injured tissue is desired. In this paper, a complete workflow of TBI induction, sample preparation, a...
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Early stages of diseases, including stroke, hypertension, angiogenesis of tumours, spinal cord injuries, etc ., are closely associated with the lesions of microvasculature. Rodent models of human vascular diseases are extensively used for the preclinical investigation of the disease evolution and therapy with synchrotron radiation. Therefore, non-i...
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Background: Farnesoid X receptor (FXR) is a nuclear receptor that plays a critical role in controlling cell apoptosis in diverse diseases. Previous studies have shown that knocking out FXR improved cardiac function by reducing cardiomyocyte apoptosis in myocardial ischemic mice. However, the role of FXR after cerebral ischemia remains unknown. In...
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Rationale: Injectable matrices are highly desirable for stem cell delivery. Previous research has highlighted the benefit of scaffold macroporosity in enhancing stem cell survival and bone regeneration in vivo. However, there remains a lack of injectable and in situ crosslinkable macroporous matrices for stem cell delivery to achieve fast bone rege...
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Chronic wounds are one of the most serious complications of diabetes mellitus. Even though utilizing nitric oxide (NO) as a gas medicine to repair diabetic wounds presents a promising strategy, controlling the NO release behavior in the affected area, which is vital for NO-based therapy, still remains a significant challenge. In this work, a copper...
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Introduction: Clearance of damaged cells and debris is beneficial for the functional recovery after ischemic brain injury. However, the specific phagocytic receptor that mediates microglial phagocytosis after ischemic stroke is unknown. Aim: To investigate whether P2Y6 receptor-mediated microglial phagocytosis is beneficial for the debris cleara...
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Background: Adipose tissue and its derivatives including adipose-derived stem cells and stromal vascular fraction (SVF) showed effective in the treatment of ischemic stroke. However, cell-based therapy for clinical application has been hindered by limitations such as safety, immunogenicity issues, and difficulties in cell preservation, transportati...
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Objectives: Mesenchymal stem cell therapy has shown therapeutic potential for ischemic stroke. However, low cell viability and lack of multimodal imaging to track stem cell distribution limit its clinical translation. Here we developed a multifunctional probe to track stem cell viability and migration in a mouse model of focal brain ischemia. Metho...
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Objectives: White matter injury aggravates neurological and cognitive impairment in experimental ischemic stroke. M2 microglia promote oligodendrocyte precursor cells survival and differentiation, and further enhance white matter repair. However, the molecular mechanism is unclear. Here, we explored the effect and mechanism of M2 microglia-derived...
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Background Clearance of damaged cells is beneficial for the functional recovery after brain injury. Phagocytosis of tissue and cell debris is an important function of microglia during the development and pathological diseases. However, which specific phagocytic receptor mediates microglial phagocytosis after ischemic stroke is obscure. Methods ICR...
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Background: Mechanical properties of the brain tissue are crucial to understand the mechanisms of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Injured brain tissue could induce changes of mechanical properties and anatomical structures. However, limited data is available for the injured tissue. New method: We developed a custom-built device to introduce contro...
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Rationale: Brain collaterals contribute to improving ischemic stroke outcomes. However, dynamic and timely investigations of collateral blood flow and collateral restoration in whole brains of living animals have rarely been reported. Methods: Using multiple modalities of imaging, including synchrotron radiation angiography, laser speckle imaging,...
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Introduction: L-glutamine is an antioxidant that plays a role in a variety of biochemical processes. Given that oxidative stress is a key component of stroke pathology, the potential of L-glutamine in the treatment of ischemic stroke is worth exploring. Aims: In this study, we investigated the effect and mechanisms of action of L-glutamine after...
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Rationale: Microglia play a critical role in modulating cell death and neurobehavioral recovery in response to brain injury either by direct cell-cell interaction or indirect secretion of trophic factors. Exosomes secreted from cells are well documented to deliver bioactive molecules to recipient cells to modulate cell function. Here, we aimed to i...
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Objectives: We performed histological, cellular and behavioural analyses of the effects of cyclophosphamide (CTX), a chemotherapeutic drug, in the developing cerebellum and aimed to provide valuable insights into clinical application of CTX in children. Materials and methods: C57BL/6 mice and Math1-dependent GFP expression transgenic mice were u...
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Introduction Dl‐3‐N‐butylphthalide (NBP), a small molecule drug used clinically in the acute phase of ischemic stroke, has been shown to improve functional recovery and promote angiogenesis and collateral vessel circulation after experimental cerebral ischemia. However, the underlying molecular mechanism is unknown. Aims To explore the potential m...
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Brain edema primarily occurs as a consequence of various cerebral injuries including ischemia-induced brain damage. Excessive accumulation of brain water content causes a gradual expansion of brain parenchyma, decreased blood flow and increased intracranial pressure and, ultimately, cerebral herniation and death. Current clinical treatments for isc...
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Introduction: Oxidative stress plays an important role in ischemic stroke pathogenesis. L-glutamine (L-GLN) was shown to have antioxidant activity and was approved by the FDA in July 2017 for the treatment of sickle cell disease. In this study, we aim to investigate the effect of L-GLN in attenuating ischemic brain injury using a mouse middle cereb...
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Studies demonstrate that microRNA-126 plays a critical role in promoting angiogenesis. However, its effects on angiogenesis following ischemic stroke are unclear. Here, we explored the effect of microRNA-126-3p and microRNA-126-5p on angiogenesis and neurogenesis after brain ischemia. We demonstrated that both microRNA (miRNA)-126-3p and microRNA-1...
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Over the last decade, major advances have been made in stem cell-based therapy for ischemic stroke, which is one of the leading causes of death and disability worldwide. Various stem cells from bone marrow, such as mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs), and endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs), have shown therapeutic potenti...