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Wenhua Ren Professor

Research Interests: 
Molecular biology and biochemistry of immune factors

Educational Background

PhD, Zoology, Nanjing Normal University (2006)

MA, Zoology, China West Normal University (1994)

BA, Biology, China West Normal University, (1991)

Research Projects

  • Explore the molecular evolutionary mechanism for the food habit shift and its association with aquatic adaptation of cetaceans. National Natural Science Foundation of China (PI)

Journal Articles

  • Huanhuan Hou, Weili Yan, Kexing Du, Yangjing Ye, Qianqian Cao,Wenhua Ren*(Corresponding author). construction and expression of an antimicrobial peptide scolopin 1 from the centipede venoms of Scolopendra subspinipes mutilans in Escherichia coli using SUMO fusion partner. Protein Expression and Purification,92, 230–234, 2013. (Corresponding author)
  • Lidan Zhou, Lili Pei, Jia You, Huanhuan Hou, Yuefeng Cheng, Dan Yang, Wenhua Ren*. Molecular structure, expression pattern and functional characterisation of APRIL in an aquatic mammal. International Immunopharmacology. 16, 171–177, 2013. (Corresponding author)
  • Lidan Zhou, Weili Yan, Lin Yang, Hui Chen, Qianqian Cao, Wenhua Ren*. Isolation of gamma-interferon-inducible lysosomal thiol reductase (GILT) from the Yangtze finless porpoise. Developmental and Comparative Immunology.41,  652–656, 2013. (Corresponding author)
  • You Fengtao, Ren Wenhua*, Gu Shasha, Wang Wenqian, Zhou Lidan, Zhang Yijun, Gan Weifeng, Chen Mingxing. First BAFF gene cloned from an aquatic mammal. Gene, 504, 13-21, 2012. (Corresponding author)
  • You Fengtao, Ren Wenhua, Hou Huanhuan, Pei Lili, He Zhijuan. Molecular cloning, expression, bioinformatics analysis and bioactivity characterization of TNF13B (BAFF) gene in bat (Vespertilio superansThomas). International Immunopharmacology. 2012, 12 (2): 433–440. (Corresponding author)
  • You Fengtao, Zhou Lidan, Liu Xuanxuan, Fan Jie, Ke Zhen, Ren Wenhua. Molecular structure, expression analysis, and bioactivity functional characterization of APRIL (TNFSF13) gene in bat (Vespertilio superans Thomas). Gene, 2012. (Corresponding author)
  • Ren Wenhua, Pang Shuying, You Fengtao, Zhou Lidan, Zhang Shuangquan. The first BAFF gene cloned from the cartilaginous fish. Fish and shellfish immunology, 2011, 31(6):1088-1096. (Corresponding author)
  • Ren Wenhua, Xu Ying, Zhang Shuangquan, Yang Guang. Cloning, expression and bioactivity of BAFF from Petaurus breviceps. Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology, 2010, 137 (3-4): 332-336. (Corresponding author)
  • Chen Chuanmei, Ren Wenhua, Yang Guang, Zhang Chuansong, Zhang Shuangquan. Molecular cloning, in vitro expression and bioactivity of quail BAFF. Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology, 2009, 130 (1-2):125-130. (Corresponding author)
  • Zhengfei Wang, Zhuo Chen, Shixia Xu, Wenhua Ren, Kaiya Zhou & Guang Yang. ‘Obesity’ is healthy for cetaceans? Evidence from pervasive positive selection in genes related to triacylglycerol metabolism. Scientific Reports, 2015. DOI: 10.1038/srep14187