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Yong Teng


Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, School of Life Sciences, Sun Yat-sen University, 2007

Current position

Assistant Professor, GRU Cancer Center, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Georgia Regents University, Augusta, USA

Publications (since 2008)

  1. Hong, S., Noh, H., Teng, Y., Shao, J., Rehmani, H., Ding, H. F., Dong, Z., Su, S. B., Shi, H., Kim, J. and Huang, S. (2014). SHOX2 is a direct miR-375 target and a novel epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition inducer in breast cancer cells. Neoplasia 16(4): 279-290 e271-275.
  2. Teng, Y.*, Ross, J. L. and Cowell, J. K. (2014). The involvement of JAK-STAT3 in cell motility, invasion, and metastasis. JAKSTAT 3(1): e28086. (*Corresponding author)
  3. Teng, Y.*, Mei, Y., Hawthorn, L. and Cowell, J. K. (2014). WASF3 regulates miR-200 inactivation by ZEB1 through suppression of KISS1 leading to increased invasiveness in breast cancer cells. Oncogene 33(2): 203-211. (*Corresponding author)
  4. Dun, B., Sharma, A., Teng, Y., Liu, H., Purohit, S., Xu, H., Zeng, L. and She, J. X. (2013). Mycophenolic acid inhibits migration and invasion of gastric cancer cells via multiple molecular pathways. PLoS One 8(11): e81702.
  5. Teng, Y.*, Xie, X., Walker, S., White, D. T., Mumm, J. S. and Cowell, J. K. (2013). Evaluating human cancer cell metastasis in zebrafish. BMC Cancer 13: 453. (*Corresponding author)
  6. Teng, Y.*, Ghoshal, P., Ngoka, L., Mei, Y. and Cowell, J. K. (2013). Critical role of the WASF3 gene in JAK2/STAT3 regulation of cancer cell motility. Carcinogenesis 34(9): 1994-1999. (*Corresponding author)
  7. Shao, J., Teng, Y., Padia, R., Hong, S., Noh, H., Xie, X., Mumm, J. S., Dong, Z., Ding, H. F., Cowell, J., Kim, J., Han, J. and Huang, S. (2013). COP1 and GSK3beta cooperate to promote c-Jun degradation and inhibit breast cancer cell tumorigenesis. Neoplasia 15(9): 1075-1085.
  8. Xie, X., Mathias, J. R., Smith, M. A., Walker, S. L., Teng, Y., Distel, M., Koster, R. W., Sirotkin, H. I., Saxena, M. T. and Mumm, J. S. (2013). Silencer-delimited transgenesis: NRSE/RE1 sequences promote neural-specific transgene expression in a NRSF/REST-dependent manner. BMC Biol 10: 93.
  9. Ghoshal, P., Teng, Y., Lesoon, L. A. and Cowell, J. K. (2012). HIF1A induces expression of the WASF3 metastasis-associated gene under hypoxic conditions. Int J Cancer 131(6): E905-915.
  10. Teng, Y., Ngoka, L., Mei, Y., Lesoon, L. and Cowell, J. K. (2012). HSP90 and HSP70 proteins are essential for stabilization and activation of WASF3 metastasis-promoting protein. J Biol Chem 287(13): 10051-10059.
  11. Liu, H., Teng, Y., Zheng, X., Wu, Y., Xie, X., He, J., Ye, Y. and Wu, Z. (2012). Complete sequence of a viral nervous necrosis virus (NNV) isolated from red-spotted grouper (Epinephelus akaara) in China. Arch Virol 157(4): 777-782.
  12. Teng, Y., Xie, X., Walker, S., Saxena, M., Kozlowski, D. J., Mumm, J. S. and Cowell, J. K. (2011). Loss of zebrafish lgi1b leads to hydrocephalus and sensitization to pentylenetetrazol induced seizure-like behavior. PLoS One 6(9): e24596.
  13. Teng, Y., Liu, M. and Cowell, J. K. (2011). Functional interrelationship between the WASF3 and KISS1 metastasis-associated genes in breast cancer cells. Int J Cancer 129(12): 2825-2835.
  14. Liu, Z., Liu, H., Xie, X., He, J., Luo, T. and Teng, Y.* (2011). Evaluation of a loop-mediated isothermal amplification assay for rapid diagnosis of soft-shelled turtle iridovirus. J Virol Methods 173(2): 328-333. (*Corresponding author)
  15. Teng, Y., Xie, X., Walker, S., Rempala, G., Kozlowski, D. J., Mumm, J. S. and Cowell, J. K. (2010). Knockdown of zebrafish Lgi1a results in abnormal development, brain defects and a seizure-like behavioral phenotype. Hum Mol Genet 19(22): 4409-4420.
  16. Teng, Y., Ren, M. Q., Cheney, R., Sharma, S. and Cowell, J. K. (2010). Inactivation of the WASF3 gene in prostate cancer cells leads to suppression of tumorigenicity and metastases. Br J Cancer 103(7): 1066-1075.
  17. Teng, Y., Hou, Z., Gong, J., Liu, H., Xie, X., Zhang, L., Chen, X. and Qin, Q. W. (2008). Whole-genome transcriptional profiles of a novel marine fish iridovirus, Singapore grouper iridovirus (SGIV) in virus-infected grouper spleen cell cultures and in orange-spotted grouper, Epinephulus coioides. Virology 377(1): 39-48.
  18. Xie, X. Y.*, Teng, Y.*, Ma, L. H., Liu, L. J., Wang, X., Song, Y. Q. and Xu, P. (2008). Germ cell transplantation in infertility mice model. Chin Sci Bull. 53 (1): 70-75. (*Those equally contributed to this work)
  19. Liu, Z. *, Teng, Y. *, Liu, H., Jiang, Y., Xie, X., Li, H., Lv, J., Gao, L., He, J., Shi, X., Tian, F., Yang, J. and Xie, C. (2008). Simultaneous detection of three fish rhabdoviruses using multiplex real-time quantitative RT-PCR assay. J Virol Methods 149(1): 103-109. (*Those equally contributed to this work)
  20. Liu, Z.*, Teng, Y.*, Xie, X., Li, H., Lv, J., Gao, L., Tian, F., Jiang, Y., Chu, Z., Xie, C. and Liu, H. (2008). Development and evaluation of a one-step loop-mediated isothermal amplification for detection of spring viraemia of carp virus. J Appl Microbiol 105(4): 1220-1226. (*Those equally contributed to this work)
  21. Yue, Z.*, Teng, Y.*, Liang, C., Xie, X., Xu, B., Zhu, L., Lei, Z., He, J., Liu, Z., Jiang, Y., Liu, H. and Qin, Q. (2008). Development of a sensitive and quantitative assay for spring viremia of carp virus based on real-time RT-PCR. J Virol Methods 152(1-2): 43-48.(*Those equally contributed to this work)
  22. Teng, Y., Liu, H., Lv, J. Q., Fan, W. H., Zhang, Q. Y. and Qin, Q. W. (2007). Characterization of complete genome sequence of the spring viremia of carp virus isolated from common carp (Cyprinus carpio) in China. Arch Virol 152(8): 1457-1465.
  23. Zhao, Z.*, Teng, Y.*, Liu, H., Lin, X., Wang, K., Jiang, Y. and Chen, H. (2007). Characterization of a late gene encoding for MCP in soft-shelled turtle iridovirus (STIV). Virus Res 129(2): 135-144. (*Those equally contributed to this work)
Protocols by Yong Teng
  1. Hanging Drop Aggregation Assay of Breast Cancer Cells