Xiaoqing Tang

Assistant Professor
Biological Sciences
Michigan Technological University
E-mail: Xtang2@mtu.edu

Fields of interest:

Diabetes, obesity and microRNA

Recent publications:

Mao, Y., Mohan, R., Zhang, S. and Tang, X. * (2013)
MicroRNAs as Pharmacological Targets in Diabetes.
Pharmacological Research S1043-6618: 00102-3.

Tang G, Yan J, Gu Y, Qiao M, Fan R, Mao Y, Tang, X.* (2012)
Construction of short tandem target mimic (STTM) to block the functions of plant and animal microRNAs.
Methods. 2012 58:118-25. PMCID: PMC3631596

Zhao X, Mohan R, Ozcan S, Tang, X.* (2012)
MicroRNA-30d Induces Insulin Transcription Factor MafA and Insulin Production by Targeting Mitogen-activated Protein 4 Kinase 4 (MAP4K4) in Pancreatic β-Cells.
J Biol Chem. 287, 31155-64. PMCID: PMC3438947

Tang, X., Tang, XH, Gal, J., Kyprianou, N., Zhu, H., and Tang, G. (2010)
Detection of microRNAs in prostate cancer cells by microRNA array.
Methods Mol Biol. 732:69-88.

Tang, X., Muniappan, L., Tang, G., and Özcan S. (2009)
Identification of glucose-regulated miRNAs from pancreatic beta cells reveals a role for miR-30d in insulin transcription.
RNA 15:287-293. PMCID: PMC2648717

Tang, X.*, Tang, G., and Özcan S. (2008)
Role of microRNAs in diabetes.
Biochim Biophys Acta 1779: 697-701. PMCID: PMC2643014

Tang, X., Gal J., Zhang X., Zhu H. and Tang G. (2007)
A simple array platform for microRNA analysis and its application in mouse tissues.
RNA 13,1803-22. PMCID: PMC1986807

Tang, X., Guilherme A, Chakladar A, Powelka AM, Konda S, Virbasius JV, Nicoloro SM,
Straubhaar J, Czech MP. (2006) An RNA interference-based screen identifies MAP4K4/NIK as a negative regulator of PPARgamma, adipogenesis, and insulin-responsive hexose transport.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 103, 2087-2092. PMCID: PMC1413698

Powelka, A.M., Seth, A., Virbasius, J.V., Kiskinis, E., Nicoloro, S.M., Guilherme, A., Tang, X., Straubhaar, J., Cherniack, A.D., Parker, M.G., Czech, M.P. (2006)
Suppression of oxidative metabolism and mitochondrial biogenesis by the transcriptional corepressor RIP140 in mouse adipocytes.
J Clin Invest. 116,125-136. PMCID: PMC1319222

Tang, X., Powelka, A.M., Soriano, N.A., Czech, M.P. and Guilherme A. (2005)
PTEN, but not SHIP2, suppresses insulin signaling through the phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase/Akt pathway in 3T3-L1 Adipocytes.
J Biol Chem. 280,22523-9.