Dr Qi Cao

Senior Research Fellow
The Westmead Institute for Medical Research
Westmead Clinical School


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Biographical details

Dr. Qi Cao is a Senior Research Fellow at the Westmead Institute for Medical Research, Westmead Clinical School, The University of Sydney. He is currently the Leader of the Renal Inflammation and Immunology Group within the Westmead Institute for Medical Research. He has longstanding research interests and extensive expertise in renal disease and immunotherapy, with a particular focus on the role of regulatory macrophages and their therapeutic potential in kidney disease.

Dr Cao received his PhD through the University of Sydney in Professor David Harris' Renal Failure Laboratory in Westmead Institute for Medical Research. He is currently working on several projects, including the role of innate lymphoid cells in kidney disease and novel therapeutic strategies to target macrophages and DCs with vaccination and inhibitors. His research is highly regarded and well-funded with NHMRC project grants and industry supported projects.

Dr Cao serves as an assessor for NHMRC project grants and several other overseas funding bodies. Heis a member of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Nephrology, The Asian Pacific Society of Nephrology and International Society of Nephrology.

Research interests

  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Acute kidney injury
  • Macrophage and Dendritic cell therapy
  • Innate lymphoid cell biology
  • Diabetes and islet transplantation

Current projects

  • Defining roles of innate lymphoid cells in chronic kidney disease for future therapy
  • Defining the role of kidney CD103+Dendritic cells for treatment of chronic kidney disease

Awards and honours

2016 Westmead Institute for Medical Research Science Award

2016 ANZSN Travel Grant

2015 Westmead Institute for Medical Research Science Award

2015 ANZSN Travel Grant

2015 Westmead Association Research Travel Grant

2014 ANZSN Travel Grant

2013 Westmead Association Research Travel Grant

2012 Kidney Health Australia Postgraduate Scholarship

2010 Westmead Millennium Institute Science Award

2010 Young Investigator Award of The ANZSN Congress

2007 Outstanding graduates of Shanghai Jiaotong University

Keywords

Kidney disease; Nephrology; Immunology; Inflammation

Clinical Specialty

Nephrology

Selected grants

2018

  • Defining the role of kidney CD103+Dendritic cells for treatment of chronic kidney disease; Wang Y, Harris D, Wang Y, Cao Q; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.
  • Defining roles of innate lymphoid cells in chronic kidney disease for future therapy; Cao Q; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Lee, V., Cao, Q., Wang, Y., Harris, D. (2011). Role of Macrophages in Renal Injury,Repair and Regeneration. In Michael S. Goligorsky (Eds.), Regenerative Nephrology, (pp. 125-139). USA: Elsevier.

Journals

  • Jin, L., Fang, X., Dai, C., Tao, J., Sun, X., Azmi, F., Cao, Q., Li, X., Wang, Y., Li, X. (2019). The potential role of Ets-1 and miR-326 in CD19+B cells in the pathogenesis of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus. Clinical Rheumatology, 38(4), 1031-1038. [More Information]
  • Li, Q., Liu, M., Fu, R., Cao, Q., Wang, Y., Han, S., Hu, W., Li, H., Hu, C., Wu, L., Wang, Y., et al (2018). Alteration of circulating innate lymphoid cells in patients with atherosclerotic cerebral infarction. American Journal of Translational Research, 10(12), 4322-4330.
  • Cao, Q., Wang, Y., Niu, Z., Wang, C., Wang, R., Zhang, Z., Chen, T., Wang, X., Li, Q., Lee, V., Zheng, G., Harris, D., et al (2018). Potentiating Tissue-Resident Type 2 Innate Lymphoid Cells by IL-33 to Prevent Renal Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, 29(3), 961-976. [More Information]
  • Qiao, X., Rao, P., Zhang, Y., Liu, L., Pang, M., Wang, H., Hu, M., Tian, X., Zhang, J., Zhao, Y., Wang, C., Guo, F., Cao, Q., Wang, Y., Lee, V., Zheng, G., Harris, D., et al (2018). Redirecting TGF-[Beta] Signaling through the [Beta]-Catenin/Foxo Complex Prevents Kidney Fibrosis. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, 29(2), 557-570. [More Information]
  • Cao, Q., Wang, Y., Wang, C., Wang, X., Lee, V., Zheng, G., Zhao, Y., Alexander, S., Harris, D. (2018). Therapeutic potential of regulatory macrophages generated from peritoneal dialysate in adriamycin nephropathy. AJP: Renal Physiology (Online), 314(4), F561-F571. [More Information]
  • Li, Q., Ding, S., Wang, Y., Xu, X., Shen, Z., Fu, R., Liu, M., Hu, C., Zhang, C., Cao, Q., Wang, Y. (2017). Age-associated alteration in T17 cell response is related to endothelial cell senescence and atherosclerotic cerebral infarction. American Journal of Translational Research, 9(11), 5160-5168.
  • Wang, Y., Zhang, G., Wang, Y., Hu, M., Zhou, J., Sawyer, A., Cao, Q., Wang, Y., Zheng, G., Lee, V., Harris, D., Alexander, S. (2017). Exacerbation of spontaneous autoimmune nephritis following regulatory T cell depletion in B cell lymphoma 2-interacting mediator knock-out mice. Clinical and Experimental Immunology, 188(2), 195-207. [More Information]
  • Li, Q., Ming, T., Wang, Y., Ding, S., Hu, C., Zhang, C., Cao, Q., Wang, Y. (2017). Increased Th9 cells and IL-9 levels accelerate disease progression in experimental atherosclerosis. American Journal of Translational Research, 9(3), 1335-1343.
  • Zhao, Y., Qiao, X., Tan, T., Zhao, H., Zhang, Y., Liu, L., Zhang, J., Wang, L., Cao, Q., Wang, Y., Wang, Y., Wang, Y., Lee, V., Harris, D., Zheng, G., et al (2017). Matrix metalloproteinase 9-dependent Notch signaling contributes to kidney fibrosis through peritubular endothelial-mesenchymal transition. Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, 32(5), 781-791. [More Information]
  • Zheng, G., Zhang, J., Zhao, H., Wang, H., Pang, M., Qiao, X., Lee, S., Hsu, T., Tan, T., Lyons, G., Zhao, Y., Loebel, D., Wang, Y., Wang, Y., Wang, Y., Cao, Q., Wang, C., Lee, V., Tam, P., Harris, D., et al (2016). a3 Integrin of Cell-Cell Contact Mediates Kidney Fibrosis by Integrin-Linked Kinase in Proximal Tubular E-Cadherin Deficient Mice. American Journal of Pathology, 186(7), 1847-1860. [More Information]
  • Pang, M., Wang, H., Rao, P., Zhao, Y., Xie, J., Cao, Q., Wang, Y., Wang, Y., Lee, V., Alexander, S., Harris, D., Zheng, G. (2016). Autophagy links (beta)-catenin and Smad signaling to promote epithelial-mesenchymal transition via upregulation of integrin linked kinase. International Journal of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, 76, 123-134. [More Information]
  • Cao, Q., Lu, J., Li, Q., Wang, C., Wang, X., Lee, V., Wang, C., Nguyen, H., Zheng, G., Zhao, Y., Alexander, S., Wang, Y., Harris, D. (2016). CD103+ Dendritic Cells Elicit CD8+ T Cell Responses to Accelerate Kidney Injury in Adriamycin Nephropathy. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, 278(5), 1344-1360. [More Information]
  • Wang, Y., Ghali, J., Zhang, G., Hu, M., Wang, Y., Sawyer, A., Zhou, J., Hapudeniya, D., Wang, Y., Cao, Q., Zheng, G., Harris, D., Alexander, S. (2016). Development and function of Foxp3+ regulatory T cells. Nephrology, 21(2), 81-85. [More Information]
  • Zhao, Y., Qiao, X., Wang, L., Tan, T., Zhao, H., Zhang, Y., Zhang, J., Rao, P., Cao, Q., Wang, Y., Wang, Y., Wang, Y., Lee, V., Harris, D., Zheng, G., et al (2016). Matrix metalloproteinase 9 induces endothelial-mesenchymal transition via Notch activation in human kidney glomerular endothelial cells. BMC Cell Biology, 17(1), 1-11. [More Information]
  • Sun, Y., Wang, Y., Cao, Q., Yu, H., Zheng, D., Wang, Y., Harris, D. (2015). Expression and Role of CD166 in the Chronic Kidney Disease. Iranian Journal of Pediatrics, 25(5), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Qingsong, H., Niu, Z., Tan, J., Yang, J., Liu, Y., Ma, H., Lee, V., Sun, S., Song, X., Guo, M., Wang, Y., Cao, Q. (2015). IL-25 elicits innate lymphoid cells and multipotent progenitor type 2 cells that reduce renal ischemic/reperfusion injury. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, 26(9), 2199-2211. [More Information]
  • Cao, Q., Harris, D., Wang, Y. (2015). Macrophages in Kidney Injury, Inflammation, and Fibrosis. Physiology, 30(3), 183-194. [More Information]
  • Cao, Q., Wang, Y., Wang, X., Lu, J., Lee, V., Ye, Q., Nguyen, H., Zheng, G., Zhao, Y., Alexander, S., Harris, D. (2015). Renal F4/80+CD11c+ mononuclear phagocytes display phenotypic and functional characteristics of macrophages in health and in Adriamycin nephropathy. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, 26(2), 349-363. [More Information]
  • Zheng, D., Wen, L., Li, C., Peng, A., Cao, Q., Wang, Y., Harris, D. (2014). Adoptive transfer of bone marrow dendritic cells failed to localize in the renal cortex and to improve renal injury in adriamycin nephropathy. Nephron Experimental Nephrology, 126(1), 8-15. [More Information]
  • Cao, Q., Wang, Y., Zheng, D., Sun, Y., Wang, C., Wang, X., Lee, V., Wang, Y., Wang, Y., Zheng, G., Tan, T., Harris, D., et al (2014). Failed renoprotection by alternatively activated macrophages from bone marrow due to proliferation-dependent phenotype switch in vivo. Kidney International, 85(4), 794-806. [More Information]
  • Zhao, Y., Zhao, H., Zhang, Y., Tsatralis, T., Cao, Q., Wang, Y., Wang, Y., Wang, Y., Alexander, S., Harris, D., Zheng, G. (2014). Isolation and epithelial co-culture of mouse renal peritubular endothelial cells. BMC Cell Biology, 15(1), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Cao, Q., Wang, Y., Harris, D. (2014). Macrophage heterogeneity, phenotypes and roles in renal fibrosis. Kidney International Supplements, 4(1), 16-19. [More Information]
  • Wang, Y., Wang, Y., Wang, Y., Zheng, G., Tan, T., Lee, S., Zhang, J., Zhang, G., Hu, M., Wang, C., Cao, Q., Zhao, Y., Harris, D., et al (2014). Regulatory T cells require renal antigen recognition through the TCR to protect against injury in nephritis. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Pathology, 7(1), 38-47.
  • Chen, T., Cao, Q., Wang, Y., Harris, D. (2014). The Role of Dendritic Cells in Renal Inflammation. Current Pathobiology Reports, 2(4), 225-234. [More Information]
  • Tian, X., Zhang, J., Tan, T., Lyons, G., Zhao, H., Niu, B., Lee, S., Tsatralis, T., Zhao, Y., Wang, Y., Cao, Q., Wang, C., Wang, Y., Lee, V., Zheng, G., Harris, D., et al (2013). Association of beta catenin with P-Smad3 but not LEF-1 dissociates in vitro profibrotic from anti-inflammatory effects of TGF- beta1. Journal of Cell Science, 126(1), 67-76. [More Information]
  • Wang, C., Yu, X., Cao, Q., Wang, Y., Zheng, G., Tan, T., Zhao, H., Zhao, Y., Wang, Y., Harris, D. (2013). Characterization of murine macrophages from bone marrow, spleen and peritoneum. BMC Immunology, 14(1), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Lu, J., Cao, Q., Zheng, D., Sun, Y., Wang, C., Yu, X., Wang, Y., Lee, V., Zheng, G., Tan, T., Wang, X., Harris, D., Wang, Y., et al (2013). Discrete functions of M2a and M2c macrophage subsets determine their relative efficacy in treating chronic kidney disease. Kidney International, 84(4), 745-755. [More Information]
  • Wang, Y., Wang, Y., Wang, Y., Zheng, G., Zhang, G., Zhou, J., Tan, T., Cao, Q., Hu, M., Watson, D., Wu, H., Zheng, D., Wang, C., Harris, D., et al (2013). DNA vaccine encoding CD40 targeted to dendritic cells in situ prevents the development of Heymann nephritis in rats. Kidney International, 83(2), 223-232. [More Information]
  • Cao, Q., Wang, X., Wang, C., Lee, V., Ye, Q., Zheng, G., Zhao, Y., Alexander, S., Wang, Y., Harris, D. (2013). Kidney Cd103+ Dcs Exacerbate Renal Injury Through Activating Cd8+ T Cells in Adriamycin Nephropathy. Nephrology, 18(Supp. 1), 24-24.
  • Tan, T., Zheng, G., Hsu, T., Lee, S., Zhang, J., Zhao, Y., Tian, X., Wang, Y., Wang, Y., Cao, Q., Wang, Y., Lee, V., Wang, C., Zheng, D., Alexander, S., Harris, D., et al (2013). Matrix metalloproteinase-9 of tubular and macrophage origin contributes to the pathogenesis of renal fibrosis via macrophage recruitment through osteopontin cleavage. Laboratory Investigation, 93(4), 434-449. [More Information]
  • Wang, Y., Wang, C., Cao, Q., Ye, Q., Zheng, G., Alexander, S., Jones, D., Harris, D. (2013). Midkine Antibodies Prevent Renal Injury in Adriamycin Nephropathy. Nephrology, 18(Supp. 1), 59-59.
  • Zhao, Y., Zhao, H., Zhang, Y., Zhang, J., Tsatralis, T., Cao, Q., Wang, Y., Wang, Y., Zheng, G., Harris, D. (2013). Notch Signaling Mediates Mmp-9-Dependent Endothelialmesenchymal Transition Downstream of Tgf-B in Human Renal Glomerular Endothelial Cells. Nephrology, 18(Supp. 1), 52-52.
  • Cao, Q., Wang, Y., Harris, D. (2013). Pathogenic and protective role of macrophages in kidney disease. American Journal of Physiology: Renal Physiology, 305(1), F3-F11. [More Information]
  • Zhang, G., Zhang, J., Zhang, H., Tsatralis, T., Hu, M., Wang, Y., Cao, Q., Wang, Y., Zheng, G., Harris, D. (2013). The Role of B-Catenin in TGF-B1-Induced Foxp3 Expression and Treg Induction. Nephrology, 18(Supp. 1), 59-59.
  • Zheng, D., Cao, Q., Lee, V., Wang, Y., Zheng, G., Wang, Y., Tan, T., Wang, C., Alexander, S., Harris, D., Wang, Y. (2012). Lipopolysaccharide-pretreated plasmacytoid dendritic cells ameliorate experimental chronic kidney disease. Kidney International, 81(9), 892-902. [More Information]
  • Cao, Q., Wang, C., Zheng, D., Wang, Y., Lee, V., Wang, Y., Zheng, G., Tan, T., Yu, D., Alexander, S., Harris, D., Wang, Y. (2011). IL-25 Induces M2 Macrophages and Reduces Renal Injury in Proteinuric Kidney Disease. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, 22(7), 1229-1239. [More Information]
  • Cao, Q., Zheng, D., Wang, Y., Harris, D. (2011). Macrophages and Dendritic Cells for Treating Kidney Disease. Nephron Experimental Nephrology, 117(3), e47-e52. [More Information]
  • Sun, Y., Yu, H., Zheng, D., Cao, Q., Wang, Y., Harris, D., Wang, Y. (2011). Sudan Black B Reduces Autofluorescence in Murine Renal Tissue. Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, 135(10), 1335-1342. [More Information]
  • Zheng, D., Wang, Y., Cao, Q., Lee, V., Zheng, G., Sun, Y., Tan, T., Wang, Y., Alexander, S., Harris, D. (2011). Transfused Macrophages Ameliorate Pancreatic and Renal Injury in Murine Diabetes Mellitus. Nephron Experimental Nephrology, 118(4), e87-e99. [More Information]
  • Cao, Q., Wang, Y., Zheng, D., Sun, Y., Wang, Y., Lee, V., Zheng, G., Tan, T., Ince, J., Alexander, S., Harris, D. (2010). IL-10/TGF-{beta}-Modified Macrophages Induce Regulatory T Cells and Protect against Adriamycin Nephrosis. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, 21(6), 933-942. [More Information]
  • Tan, T., Zheng, G., Hsu, T., Wang, Y., Lee, V., Tian, X., Wang, Y., Cao, Q., Wang, Y., Harris, D. (2010). Macrophage Matrix Metalloproteinase-9 Mediates Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition in Vitro in Murine Renal Tubular Cells. American Journal of Pathology, 176(3), 1256-1270. [More Information]
  • Lee, V., Wang, Y., Wang, Y., Zheng, D., Polhill, T., Cao, Q., Wu, H., Alexander, I., Alexander, S., Harris, D. (2008). Regulatory immune cells in kidney disease. American Journal of Physiology: Renal Physiology, 295(2), F335-F342. [More Information]

2019

  • Jin, L., Fang, X., Dai, C., Tao, J., Sun, X., Azmi, F., Cao, Q., Li, X., Wang, Y., Li, X. (2019). The potential role of Ets-1 and miR-326 in CD19+B cells in the pathogenesis of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus. Clinical Rheumatology, 38(4), 1031-1038. [More Information]

2018

  • Li, Q., Liu, M., Fu, R., Cao, Q., Wang, Y., Han, S., Hu, W., Li, H., Hu, C., Wu, L., Wang, Y., et al (2018). Alteration of circulating innate lymphoid cells in patients with atherosclerotic cerebral infarction. American Journal of Translational Research, 10(12), 4322-4330.
  • Cao, Q., Wang, Y., Niu, Z., Wang, C., Wang, R., Zhang, Z., Chen, T., Wang, X., Li, Q., Lee, V., Zheng, G., Harris, D., et al (2018). Potentiating Tissue-Resident Type 2 Innate Lymphoid Cells by IL-33 to Prevent Renal Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, 29(3), 961-976. [More Information]
  • Qiao, X., Rao, P., Zhang, Y., Liu, L., Pang, M., Wang, H., Hu, M., Tian, X., Zhang, J., Zhao, Y., Wang, C., Guo, F., Cao, Q., Wang, Y., Lee, V., Zheng, G., Harris, D., et al (2018). Redirecting TGF-[Beta] Signaling through the [Beta]-Catenin/Foxo Complex Prevents Kidney Fibrosis. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, 29(2), 557-570. [More Information]
  • Cao, Q., Wang, Y., Wang, C., Wang, X., Lee, V., Zheng, G., Zhao, Y., Alexander, S., Harris, D. (2018). Therapeutic potential of regulatory macrophages generated from peritoneal dialysate in adriamycin nephropathy. AJP: Renal Physiology (Online), 314(4), F561-F571. [More Information]

2017

  • Li, Q., Ding, S., Wang, Y., Xu, X., Shen, Z., Fu, R., Liu, M., Hu, C., Zhang, C., Cao, Q., Wang, Y. (2017). Age-associated alteration in T17 cell response is related to endothelial cell senescence and atherosclerotic cerebral infarction. American Journal of Translational Research, 9(11), 5160-5168.
  • Wang, Y., Zhang, G., Wang, Y., Hu, M., Zhou, J., Sawyer, A., Cao, Q., Wang, Y., Zheng, G., Lee, V., Harris, D., Alexander, S. (2017). Exacerbation of spontaneous autoimmune nephritis following regulatory T cell depletion in B cell lymphoma 2-interacting mediator knock-out mice. Clinical and Experimental Immunology, 188(2), 195-207. [More Information]
  • Li, Q., Ming, T., Wang, Y., Ding, S., Hu, C., Zhang, C., Cao, Q., Wang, Y. (2017). Increased Th9 cells and IL-9 levels accelerate disease progression in experimental atherosclerosis. American Journal of Translational Research, 9(3), 1335-1343.
  • Zhao, Y., Qiao, X., Tan, T., Zhao, H., Zhang, Y., Liu, L., Zhang, J., Wang, L., Cao, Q., Wang, Y., Wang, Y., Wang, Y., Lee, V., Harris, D., Zheng, G., et al (2017). Matrix metalloproteinase 9-dependent Notch signaling contributes to kidney fibrosis through peritubular endothelial-mesenchymal transition. Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, 32(5), 781-791. [More Information]

2016

  • Zheng, G., Zhang, J., Zhao, H., Wang, H., Pang, M., Qiao, X., Lee, S., Hsu, T., Tan, T., Lyons, G., Zhao, Y., Loebel, D., Wang, Y., Wang, Y., Wang, Y., Cao, Q., Wang, C., Lee, V., Tam, P., Harris, D., et al (2016). a3 Integrin of Cell-Cell Contact Mediates Kidney Fibrosis by Integrin-Linked Kinase in Proximal Tubular E-Cadherin Deficient Mice. American Journal of Pathology, 186(7), 1847-1860. [More Information]
  • Pang, M., Wang, H., Rao, P., Zhao, Y., Xie, J., Cao, Q., Wang, Y., Wang, Y., Lee, V., Alexander, S., Harris, D., Zheng, G. (2016). Autophagy links (beta)-catenin and Smad signaling to promote epithelial-mesenchymal transition via upregulation of integrin linked kinase. International Journal of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, 76, 123-134. [More Information]
  • Cao, Q., Lu, J., Li, Q., Wang, C., Wang, X., Lee, V., Wang, C., Nguyen, H., Zheng, G., Zhao, Y., Alexander, S., Wang, Y., Harris, D. (2016). CD103+ Dendritic Cells Elicit CD8+ T Cell Responses to Accelerate Kidney Injury in Adriamycin Nephropathy. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, 278(5), 1344-1360. [More Information]
  • Wang, Y., Ghali, J., Zhang, G., Hu, M., Wang, Y., Sawyer, A., Zhou, J., Hapudeniya, D., Wang, Y., Cao, Q., Zheng, G., Harris, D., Alexander, S. (2016). Development and function of Foxp3+ regulatory T cells. Nephrology, 21(2), 81-85. [More Information]
  • Zhao, Y., Qiao, X., Wang, L., Tan, T., Zhao, H., Zhang, Y., Zhang, J., Rao, P., Cao, Q., Wang, Y., Wang, Y., Wang, Y., Lee, V., Harris, D., Zheng, G., et al (2016). Matrix metalloproteinase 9 induces endothelial-mesenchymal transition via Notch activation in human kidney glomerular endothelial cells. BMC Cell Biology, 17(1), 1-11. [More Information]

2015

  • Sun, Y., Wang, Y., Cao, Q., Yu, H., Zheng, D., Wang, Y., Harris, D. (2015). Expression and Role of CD166 in the Chronic Kidney Disease. Iranian Journal of Pediatrics, 25(5), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Qingsong, H., Niu, Z., Tan, J., Yang, J., Liu, Y., Ma, H., Lee, V., Sun, S., Song, X., Guo, M., Wang, Y., Cao, Q. (2015). IL-25 elicits innate lymphoid cells and multipotent progenitor type 2 cells that reduce renal ischemic/reperfusion injury. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, 26(9), 2199-2211. [More Information]
  • Cao, Q., Harris, D., Wang, Y. (2015). Macrophages in Kidney Injury, Inflammation, and Fibrosis. Physiology, 30(3), 183-194. [More Information]
  • Cao, Q., Wang, Y., Wang, X., Lu, J., Lee, V., Ye, Q., Nguyen, H., Zheng, G., Zhao, Y., Alexander, S., Harris, D. (2015). Renal F4/80+CD11c+ mononuclear phagocytes display phenotypic and functional characteristics of macrophages in health and in Adriamycin nephropathy. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, 26(2), 349-363. [More Information]

2014

  • Zheng, D., Wen, L., Li, C., Peng, A., Cao, Q., Wang, Y., Harris, D. (2014). Adoptive transfer of bone marrow dendritic cells failed to localize in the renal cortex and to improve renal injury in adriamycin nephropathy. Nephron Experimental Nephrology, 126(1), 8-15. [More Information]
  • Cao, Q., Wang, Y., Zheng, D., Sun, Y., Wang, C., Wang, X., Lee, V., Wang, Y., Wang, Y., Zheng, G., Tan, T., Harris, D., et al (2014). Failed renoprotection by alternatively activated macrophages from bone marrow due to proliferation-dependent phenotype switch in vivo. Kidney International, 85(4), 794-806. [More Information]
  • Zhao, Y., Zhao, H., Zhang, Y., Tsatralis, T., Cao, Q., Wang, Y., Wang, Y., Wang, Y., Alexander, S., Harris, D., Zheng, G. (2014). Isolation and epithelial co-culture of mouse renal peritubular endothelial cells. BMC Cell Biology, 15(1), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Cao, Q., Wang, Y., Harris, D. (2014). Macrophage heterogeneity, phenotypes and roles in renal fibrosis. Kidney International Supplements, 4(1), 16-19. [More Information]
  • Wang, Y., Wang, Y., Wang, Y., Zheng, G., Tan, T., Lee, S., Zhang, J., Zhang, G., Hu, M., Wang, C., Cao, Q., Zhao, Y., Harris, D., et al (2014). Regulatory T cells require renal antigen recognition through the TCR to protect against injury in nephritis. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Pathology, 7(1), 38-47.
  • Chen, T., Cao, Q., Wang, Y., Harris, D. (2014). The Role of Dendritic Cells in Renal Inflammation. Current Pathobiology Reports, 2(4), 225-234. [More Information]

2013

  • Tian, X., Zhang, J., Tan, T., Lyons, G., Zhao, H., Niu, B., Lee, S., Tsatralis, T., Zhao, Y., Wang, Y., Cao, Q., Wang, C., Wang, Y., Lee, V., Zheng, G., Harris, D., et al (2013). Association of beta catenin with P-Smad3 but not LEF-1 dissociates in vitro profibrotic from anti-inflammatory effects of TGF- beta1. Journal of Cell Science, 126(1), 67-76. [More Information]
  • Wang, C., Yu, X., Cao, Q., Wang, Y., Zheng, G., Tan, T., Zhao, H., Zhao, Y., Wang, Y., Harris, D. (2013). Characterization of murine macrophages from bone marrow, spleen and peritoneum. BMC Immunology, 14(1), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Lu, J., Cao, Q., Zheng, D., Sun, Y., Wang, C., Yu, X., Wang, Y., Lee, V., Zheng, G., Tan, T., Wang, X., Harris, D., Wang, Y., et al (2013). Discrete functions of M2a and M2c macrophage subsets determine their relative efficacy in treating chronic kidney disease. Kidney International, 84(4), 745-755. [More Information]
  • Wang, Y., Wang, Y., Wang, Y., Zheng, G., Zhang, G., Zhou, J., Tan, T., Cao, Q., Hu, M., Watson, D., Wu, H., Zheng, D., Wang, C., Harris, D., et al (2013). DNA vaccine encoding CD40 targeted to dendritic cells in situ prevents the development of Heymann nephritis in rats. Kidney International, 83(2), 223-232. [More Information]
  • Cao, Q., Wang, X., Wang, C., Lee, V., Ye, Q., Zheng, G., Zhao, Y., Alexander, S., Wang, Y., Harris, D. (2013). Kidney Cd103+ Dcs Exacerbate Renal Injury Through Activating Cd8+ T Cells in Adriamycin Nephropathy. Nephrology, 18(Supp. 1), 24-24.
  • Tan, T., Zheng, G., Hsu, T., Lee, S., Zhang, J., Zhao, Y., Tian, X., Wang, Y., Wang, Y., Cao, Q., Wang, Y., Lee, V., Wang, C., Zheng, D., Alexander, S., Harris, D., et al (2013). Matrix metalloproteinase-9 of tubular and macrophage origin contributes to the pathogenesis of renal fibrosis via macrophage recruitment through osteopontin cleavage. Laboratory Investigation, 93(4), 434-449. [More Information]
  • Wang, Y., Wang, C., Cao, Q., Ye, Q., Zheng, G., Alexander, S., Jones, D., Harris, D. (2013). Midkine Antibodies Prevent Renal Injury in Adriamycin Nephropathy. Nephrology, 18(Supp. 1), 59-59.
  • Zhao, Y., Zhao, H., Zhang, Y., Zhang, J., Tsatralis, T., Cao, Q., Wang, Y., Wang, Y., Zheng, G., Harris, D. (2013). Notch Signaling Mediates Mmp-9-Dependent Endothelialmesenchymal Transition Downstream of Tgf-B in Human Renal Glomerular Endothelial Cells. Nephrology, 18(Supp. 1), 52-52.
  • Cao, Q., Wang, Y., Harris, D. (2013). Pathogenic and protective role of macrophages in kidney disease. American Journal of Physiology: Renal Physiology, 305(1), F3-F11. [More Information]
  • Zhang, G., Zhang, J., Zhang, H., Tsatralis, T., Hu, M., Wang, Y., Cao, Q., Wang, Y., Zheng, G., Harris, D. (2013). The Role of B-Catenin in TGF-B1-Induced Foxp3 Expression and Treg Induction. Nephrology, 18(Supp. 1), 59-59.

2012

  • Zheng, D., Cao, Q., Lee, V., Wang, Y., Zheng, G., Wang, Y., Tan, T., Wang, C., Alexander, S., Harris, D., Wang, Y. (2012). Lipopolysaccharide-pretreated plasmacytoid dendritic cells ameliorate experimental chronic kidney disease. Kidney International, 81(9), 892-902. [More Information]

2011

  • Cao, Q., Wang, C., Zheng, D., Wang, Y., Lee, V., Wang, Y., Zheng, G., Tan, T., Yu, D., Alexander, S., Harris, D., Wang, Y. (2011). IL-25 Induces M2 Macrophages and Reduces Renal Injury in Proteinuric Kidney Disease. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, 22(7), 1229-1239. [More Information]
  • Cao, Q., Zheng, D., Wang, Y., Harris, D. (2011). Macrophages and Dendritic Cells for Treating Kidney Disease. Nephron Experimental Nephrology, 117(3), e47-e52. [More Information]
  • Lee, V., Cao, Q., Wang, Y., Harris, D. (2011). Role of Macrophages in Renal Injury,Repair and Regeneration. In Michael S. Goligorsky (Eds.), Regenerative Nephrology, (pp. 125-139). USA: Elsevier.
  • Sun, Y., Yu, H., Zheng, D., Cao, Q., Wang, Y., Harris, D., Wang, Y. (2011). Sudan Black B Reduces Autofluorescence in Murine Renal Tissue. Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, 135(10), 1335-1342. [More Information]
  • Zheng, D., Wang, Y., Cao, Q., Lee, V., Zheng, G., Sun, Y., Tan, T., Wang, Y., Alexander, S., Harris, D. (2011). Transfused Macrophages Ameliorate Pancreatic and Renal Injury in Murine Diabetes Mellitus. Nephron Experimental Nephrology, 118(4), e87-e99. [More Information]

2010

  • Cao, Q., Wang, Y., Zheng, D., Sun, Y., Wang, Y., Lee, V., Zheng, G., Tan, T., Ince, J., Alexander, S., Harris, D. (2010). IL-10/TGF-{beta}-Modified Macrophages Induce Regulatory T Cells and Protect against Adriamycin Nephrosis. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, 21(6), 933-942. [More Information]
  • Tan, T., Zheng, G., Hsu, T., Wang, Y., Lee, V., Tian, X., Wang, Y., Cao, Q., Wang, Y., Harris, D. (2010). Macrophage Matrix Metalloproteinase-9 Mediates Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition in Vitro in Murine Renal Tubular Cells. American Journal of Pathology, 176(3), 1256-1270. [More Information]

2008

  • Lee, V., Wang, Y., Wang, Y., Zheng, D., Polhill, T., Cao, Q., Wu, H., Alexander, I., Alexander, S., Harris, D. (2008). Regulatory immune cells in kidney disease. American Journal of Physiology: Renal Physiology, 295(2), F335-F342. [More Information]

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