Jianghong Rao Lab In the Departments of Radiology and Chemistry

Zuyoung Xia, Ph.D.

Zuyong Xia, Ph.D.



Ph. D. Biological Sciences, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan, March, 2003
M. S. Bioorganic Chemisty, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China, July, 1997
B. S. Environmental Chemistry, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China, July 1994


Postdoctoral fellow, Stanford University, 2006-current
Postdoctoral fellow, Harvard University, 2005-2006
Postdoctoral fellow, The Johns Hopkins Medical School, 2003-2005

Selected Publications

1. Xia, Z., So, M.-K., Xing, Y., Rao, J. (2008) Multiplex detection of protease activity with nanosensors prepared by intein-mediated specific bioconjugation. Anal. Chem. 80, 8649-8655.
2. Xia, Z., Rao, J. Biosensing and imaging based on Bioluminescence energy transfer (BRET). Curr. Opin. Biotechnol. In press
3. Mildvan, A.S., Xia, Z., Azurmendi, H.F., Lairson, L. L., Withers, S. G., Gabelli, S. B., Bianchet, M. A., Amzel, L. M. Hydrogen bonding in the mechanism of GDP-mannose mannosyl hydrolase, (2006) J. Mol. Struct. 790, 160-167.
4. Xia, Z., Azurmendi, H. F., Lairson, L. L., Withers, S. G., Gabelli, S. B., Bianchet, M. A., Amzel, L. M., Mildvan, A. S.(2005) Mutational, Structural, and Kinetic Evidence for a Dissociative Mechanism in the GDP-Mannose Mannosyl Hydrolase Reaction. Biochemistry. 44, 8989-8997.
5. Xia, Z., Azurmendi, H.F., Mildvan, A.S.(2005) Transient state kinetic study of MutTcatalyzed nucleoside triphosphate pyrophosphohydrolase reaction. Biochemistry. 44, 15334-15344.
6. Xia, Z., Miyakoshi, T., Yoshida, T.(2004) Lipoxygenase-catalyzed polymerization of phenolic lipids suggests a new mechanism for allergic contact dermatitis induced by urushiol and its analogs. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Comm. 315, 704-709.
7. Xia, Z., Yoshida, T., Funaoka, M.(2003) Enzymatic degradation of highly phenolic lignin based polymers (lignophenols). Euro. Polym. J. 39, 909-914.
8. Xia, Z., Yoshida, T., Funaoka, M.(2003) Enzymatic synthesis of polyphenols from highly phenolic lignin-based polymers (lignophenols). Biotech. Lett. 25, 9-12.

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