Genomes and Genes


Yu Zhang


Affiliation: Ocean University of China
Country: China


  1. Lei M, Liu H, Liu S, Zhang Y, Zhang S. Identification and functional characterization of viperin of amphioxus Branchiostoma japonicum: Implications for ancient origin of viperin-mediated antiviral response. Dev Comp Immunol. 2015;53:293-302 pubmed publisher
    ..We also prove that amphioxus viperin has evolved under positive selection. ..
  2. Liang X, Hu Y, Feng S, Zhang S, Zhang Y, Sun C. Heavy chain (LvH) and light chain (LvL) of lipovitellin (Lv) of zebrafish can both bind to bacteria and enhance phagocytosis. Dev Comp Immunol. 2016;63:47-55 pubmed publisher
    ..aureus by macrophages. All these data suggest that both LvH and LvL, in addition to being energy reserves, are also maternal immune-relevant factors capable of interacting with invading bacteria in zebrafish embryos/larvae. ..
  3. Du X, Wang X, Wang S, Zhou Y, Zhang Y, Zhang S. Functional characterization of Vitellogenin_N domain, domain of unknown function 1943, and von Willebrand factor type D domain in vitellogenin of the non-bilaterian coral Euphyllia ancora: Implications for emergence of immune activity of vitellogenin. Dev Comp Immunol. 2017;67:485-494 pubmed publisher
  4. Liu Y, Su X, Liu S, Yang S, Jiang C, Zhang Y, et al. Zebrafish phosvitin-derived peptide Pt5 inhibits melanogenesis via cAMP pathway. Fish Physiol Biochem. 2017;43:517-525 pubmed publisher
    ..Collectively, these data indicate that Pt5 has the potential to be used as a melanogenesis inhibitor in medical and cosmetic industry, a novel role ever reported. ..
  5. Wang P, Jiang C, Liu S, Cui P, Zhang Y, Zhang S. Trans-generational enhancement of C-type lysozyme level in eggs of zebrafish by dietary β-glucan. Dev Comp Immunol. 2017;74:25-31 pubmed publisher
    ..Therefore, we show for the first time that β-glucan can enhance the lysozyme level in offspring via both inducing the transfer of the molecule from mothers to eggs and stimulating its endogenous production in oocytes. ..