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李勇LI Yong, Ph.D.

教授,博士生导师

蛋白质结构与药物学(Protein Structure & Drug Discovery

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电  话:+86-592-2181510

E-mailyongli@xmu.edu.cn 

 

1990年,南京大学,生物学学士;

1999年,美国南佛罗里达大学,分子生物学博士;

1999年至2001年,美国宾西法尼亚大学博士后;

2001年至2002年,美国Fox Chase Cancer Center博士后;

2003年至2006年,美国Van Andel研究所Research Scientist

2007年至2010年,美国匹兹堡大学Assistant Professor,博导;

2009年至今,厦门大学生命科学学院闽江学者特聘教授。

 

1990: B.S., Nanjing University;

1999: Ph.D., University of South Florida;

2000-2001: Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Pennsylvania ;

2001-2002: Postdoctoral Associate, Fox Chase Cancer Center;

2003 – 2006: Research Scientist, Van Andel Research Institute;

2007-2010: Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh;

2009-Present: Professor of School of Life Sciences, Xiamen University.

 

 

研究领域(Research Area)

致力于药物与靶点之间相互作用的构效关系及药物调控机制的研究,将药理学、生理学、生物化学与结构生物学等研究手段进行全新有机的结合,从药物与靶标的构效关系、药物作用的生理和病理效应以及药物调控的分子机理等方面开展全面的研究,为新药的研发提供科学依据和指导。我们在世界上率先解出了多个药物/核受体靶标的三维晶体结构,并系统阐明了这些药物调控核受体与辅调节因子特异性结合的分子机理。我们还对现有药物的新靶点、新用途和再定位

进行探索研究,已经取得了突破性成果,在药物的筛选及构效关系研究方面,发现了一系列潜在的可用于药物开发利用的新型核受体配体,并结合小鼠模型阐述了这些配体调节糖脂代谢的信号通路分子机理和药理机制,对以核受体为靶标的药理学研究与药物开发具有巨大的指导价值。

We are focusing on studying protein structure and function, as well as its implications in drug development. We intend to take advantage of the drug repositioning strategy, combined with our research experience and strength in the study of structure-activity relationship (SAR) of nuclear receptors, in developing new drugs targeting metabolic diseases with improved potency and efficacy but reduced side effects. Our investigations of structure-activity relationship with drugs and their targets, as well as with their respective signaling pathways, are revealing clinically-significant mechanisms of drug signaling in diverse disease processes and also novel strategies for therapeutic purpose.

 

代表性论文(Selected Publications)  * Correspondence author

1.     Jin L, Feng X, Pan Z, Rong H,Inaba Y, Qiu L, Zheng W, Lin S, Wang R, Wang Z, Li S, Xie W, and Li Y*. The antiparasitic drug ivermectin is a novel FXR ligand that regulates metabolism.Nature Communications. 2013 Jun 3; 4: 1937.

2.     Zheng W, FengX,Qiu L, Pan Z, Wang R, Lin S, HouD, Jin L*, and Li Y*. Identification of the antibiotic ionomycin as an unexpected peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ (PPARγ) ligand with a unique binding mode and effective glucose-lowering activity in a mouse model of diabetes. Diabetologia. 2013 Feb; 56(2):401-11.

3.     Wang S, Wang Z, Lin S, Zheng W, Wang R, Jin S, Chen J, Jin L, and Li Y*. Revealing a natural marine product as a novel agonist for retinoic acid receptors with a unique binding mode and inhibitory effects on cancer cells. 2012, Biochemistry Journal. 446(1):79-87.

4.     Lin S, Han Y, Shi Y, Rong H, Zheng S, Jin S, Lin SY, Lin SC, Li Y*. Revealing a steroid receptor ligand as a unique PPARγ agonist.Cell Research.2012;22(4):746-56 2011.

5.     Jin L, Lin S, Rong H, Zheng S, Jin S, Wang R, Li Y*. Structural basis for iloprost as a dual peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor alpha/delta agonist.Journal of Biological Chemistry.286(36):31473-9, 2011.

6.     Jin L, Li Y*. Structural and functional insights into nuclear receptor signaling. Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews. 62:1218-1226, 2010.

7.     Jin L, Martynowski D, Zheng S, Wada T, Xie W, and Li Y*. Structural basis for hydroxycholesterols as natural ligands of orphan nuclear receptor RORγ. Molecular Endocrinology, 24(5): 923-929, 2010.

8.     Xu HE* and Li Y *.  Ligand-dependent and -independent regulation of PPAR gamma and orphan nuclear receptors. Science Signaling1, pe52

9.     Li Y*, Zhang J, Schopfer FJ, Martynowski D, Garcia-Barrio MT, Kovach A, Suino-Powell K, Baker PR, Freeman BA, Chen YE, Xu HE.Molecular recognition of nitrated fatty acids by PPAR gamma. Nature Structural &Molecular Biology. 2008, 15(8):865-7

10.  Li Y*, Kovach A, Suino-Powell K, Martynowski D, Xu HE. Structural and Biochemical Basis for the Binding Selectivity of PPARγ to PGC1α. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 2008, 283(27):19132-9

11.  Inagaki T, Dutchak P, Zhao G, Ding X, Gautron L, Parameswara V, Li Y, Goetz R, Mohammadi M, Esser V, Elmquist JK, Gerard RD, Burgess SC, Hammer RE, Mangelsdorf DJ, Kliewer SA. Endocrine regulation of the fasting response by PPARα-mediated induction of fibroblast growth factor 21. Cell Metabolism5(6):415-425 (2007)

12.  Motola DL, Cummins CL, Rottiers V, Sharma KK, Li T, Li Y, Suino-Powell K, Xu HE, Auchus RJ, Antebi A, Mangelsdorf DJ. Identification of Ligands for DAF-12 that Govern Dauer Formation and Reproduction in C. elegans.Cell. 2006;124(6):1209-23.

13.  Li Y,Li Y, Suino K, Daugherty J, Xu HE. Structural and biochemical mechanisms for the specificity of hormone binding and coactivator assembly by mineralocorticoid receptor.Molecular Cell. 2005, 19(3):367-80

14.  Li Y, Choi M, Suino K, Kovach A, Daugherty J, Kliewer SA, Xu HE. Structural and biochemical basis for selective repression of the orphan nuclear receptor LRH-1 by SHP. ProcNatlAcadSci U S A.2005, 102(27):9505-10

15.  Li Y, Choi M, Cavey G, Daugherty J, Suino K, Kovach A, Bingham NC, Kliewer SA, Xu HE. Crystallographic identification and functional characterization of phospholipids as ligands for the orphan nuclear receptor steroidogenic factor-1. Molecular Cell2005, 17(4): 491–502.