Wei Zhang, MD

Research Assistant
Nutrition Sciences
NIDDK-supported Diabetes Research Center
University of Alabama at Birmingham
E-mail: weiweiuab@gmail.com

Fields of interest:

Type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance, glucose/lipid metabolism and metabolic syndrome

Recent publications:

Wei Zhang, Jiarong Liu, Ling Tian, Qinglan Liu, Yuchang Fu, and W.Timothy Garvey.
TRIB3 Mediates Glucose-Induced Insulin Resistance and its Induction by High Glucose Requires the Hexosamine Biosynthetic Pathway.
Diabetes. 62(12):4192-200 (2013). PMID: 23990361

Luo N, Wang X, Zhang Wei, Garvey WT,
Fu Y. AdR1-TG/TALLYHO mice have improved lipid accumulation and insulin sensitivity.
Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 433(4):567-72 (2013). PMID: 23523784

Liu J *, Wei Zhang *, Chuang GC, Hill HS, Tian L, Fu Y, Moellering DR, Garvey WT.
Role of TRIB3 in Regulation of Insulin Sensitivity and Nutrient Metabolism during Short-term Fasting and Nutrient Excess.
Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 303(7):E908-16 (2012). PMID: 22850683 (*co first author)

Fangjian Guo, Di He, Wei Zhang, R. Grace Walton.
Trends in Prevalence, Awareness, Management, and Control of Hypertension Among United States Adults, 1999 to 2010.
Journal of American College of Cardiology. 60 (7):599-606 (2012). PMID: 22796254

Xin-yao Cheng, Wei-ming Chen, Wei Zhang, et al.
Sulfatide Increases Polymorphonuclear Leukocyte Adhesion to the Injured Endothelium.
Medical Journal of Wuhan Unversity. 1:26-29. (2010).

Zhang Wei, XU Yan-cheng, Guo Fan-jian, et al.
Anti-diabetic effects of Cinnamaldehyde and its molecular mechanisms.
Chinese Journal of Diabetes Mellitus. 1(6): 444-449 (2009).

Wei Zhang, Yan-cheng Xu, Fang-jian Guo et al.
Anti-diabetic effects of cinnamaldehyde and berberine and their impacts on retinol-binding protein 4 expression in rats with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Chinese Medical Journal (Engl). 121(21):2124-2128 (2008). PMID: 19080170

Xie T, Qiu Q, Zhang Wei et al.
A biologically active rhIGF-1 fusion accumulated in transgenic rice seeds can reduce blood glucose in diabetic mice via oral delivery.
Peptides. 29(11):1862-70 (2008). PMID: 18708105