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Research interests

To understand pathophysiology of diabetes associated injury in kidney and blood vessels in order to identify and validate new molecular targets for development of novel therapeutic agents to prevent, retard and treat diabetic complications such as diabetic nephropathy and diabetes associated vascular disease.

Keywords

  • Diabetes
  • Pathophysiology
  • Diabetic Complications
  • Diabetic Nephropathy
  • Renal Fibrosis
  • Diabetic Vascular Disease
  • Cell Division Autoantigen 1 (CDA1)
  • Transforming Growth Factor-beta (TGF-β)

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Projects 2017 2019

Research Output 1997 2019

Targeting the CDA1/CDA1BP1 axis retards renal fibrosis in experimental diabetic nephropathy

Chai, Z., Wu, T., Dai, A., Huynh, P., Koentgen, F., Krippner, G., Ren, S. & Cooper, M. E., 1 Feb 2019, In : Diabetes. 68, 2, p. 395-408 14 p.

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Diabetes reduces severity of aortic aneurysms depending on the presence of cell division autoantigen 1 (CDA1)

Li, J., Huynh, P., Dai, A., Wu, T., Tu, Y., Chow, B., Kiriazis, H., Du, X. J., Bach, L. A., Wilkinson-Berka, J. L., Biros, E., Walker, P., Nataatmadja, M., West, M., Golledge, J., Allen, T. J., Cooper, M. E. & Chai, Z., Apr 2018, In : Diabetes. 67, 4, p. 755-768 14 p.

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Ultrasound combined with microbubbles enhances the effects of methylprednisolone in lipopolysaccharide-induced human mesangial cells

Sun, P. F., Tian, T., Chen, L. N., Fu, R. G., Xu, S. S., Ai, H., Wang, B., Zhang, J., Si, R. Y., Chai, Z., Cooper, M. E. & Ren, S. T., 1 Jun 2018, In : Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. 365, 3, p. 476-484 9 p.

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Diabetes and aortic aneurysm

Golledge, J., Cooper, M. E. & Chai, Z-L., 2016, In : Angiology. 67, 6, p. 510-512 3 p.

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Genetic deletion of cell division autoantigen 1 retards diabetes-associated renal injury

Chai, Z-L., Dai, A., Tu, Y., Li, J., Wu, T., Wang, Y., Hale, L. J., Koentgen, F., Thomas, M. C. & Cooper, M. E., 2013, In : Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. 24, 11, p. 1782-1792 11 p.

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