Research Topics

Genomes and Genes


Meiling Zhou



  1. Wu W, Chen Y, Zhu B, Peng X, Zhang S, Zhou M. Excessive bile acid activated NF-kappa B and promoted the development of alcoholic steatohepatitis in farnesoid X receptor deficient mice. Biochimie. 2015;115:86-92 pubmed publisher
    ..Our results highlight the role of FXR in hepatoprotection during ALD development. Moreover, attenuating alcoholic liver cholestasis would be beneficial in preventing the progression of hepatic hepatitis in patients with ALD. ..
  2. Wu W, Zhu B, Peng X, Zhou M, Jia D, Gu J. Activation of farnesoid X receptor attenuates hepatic injury in a murine model of alcoholic liver disease. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2014;443:68-73 pubmed publisher
    ..Our results highlight a key role of FXR in the modulation of ALD development, and propose specific FXR agonists for the treatment of ALD patients. ..
  3. Peng X, Wu W, Zhu B, Sun Z, Ji L, Ruan Y, et al. Activation of farnesoid X receptor induces RECK expression in mouse liver. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2014;443:211-6 pubmed publisher
    ..In summary, our data suggest that RECK is a novel transcriptional target of FXR in mouse liver, and provide clues to better understanding the function of FXR in liver. ..