周忠卫

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副教授

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周忠卫

周忠卫博士,现任中山大学医学院副教授,硕士生导师。2002年和2005年先后于兰州大学生命科学学院获本科和硕士学位;于2013年取得德国耶拿大学博士学位,师从欧洲科学院院士Zhao-Qi Wang教授。2005年至2008年,在中国科学院遗传与发育生物学研究所从事研究实习员工作;博士毕业后,在德国莱布尼兹研究院衰老研究所从事博士后工作。2017年获聘中山大学“百人计划”引进人才,医学院独立课题组组长(PI)、学术带头人。

细胞DNA时刻面临由内源和外部因素引发的损伤。DNA损伤激活DNA损伤应答信号通路(DNA damage response pathway,DDR)。DDR通路调控包括细胞周期、损伤修复、基因转录、凋亡或自噬等过程,以维持基因组稳定性、组织稳态并防止疾病如癌症的发生。DDR通路的缺陷或关键分子的突变,引发各种染色体不稳定性综合症。肿瘤易感、免疫缺陷、神经缺陷(包括小头症和神经退行性病变)及早衰是这些综合症的主要症状。目前主要研究DNA损伤应答分子在调控神经发育及关联疾病的作用机理。相关研究成果已发表在Nature Cell Biology, Cell Stem Cell, Cell Research, Molecular Cell, Nature Communications, EMBO J, Cell Report, PLOS Genetics, DNA Repair等多种国际学术杂志和期刊上。发表的科研论文影响因子累计超过130分。

研究的主要内容包括1)神经干细胞命运决定与小头症(Microcephaly) 的致病机理;2)DNA损伤修复缺陷与神经退行性病变;3)DNA损伤累积在癌症发生和衰老中的作用机制。

邮箱:Zhouzhw6@mail.sysu.edu.cn

著作

  1. Liu X, Zong W, Li T, Wang Y, Xu X,  Zhou ZW*(通讯作者) , Wang ZQ*.The E3 ubiquitin ligase APC/CCdh1 degrades MCPH1 after MCPH1-bTrCP2-Cdc25A-mediated mitotic entry to ensure neurogenesis. EMBO J. 2017, 36 (24): e201694443.
  2. Ma Y, Chen Y, Li Y, Grün K, Berndt A, Zhou Z, Petersen I. Cystatin A suppresses tumor cell growth through inhibiting epithelial to mesenchymal transition in human lung cancer. Oncotarget. 2017 Dec 20;9(18):14084-14098. doi: 10.18632
  3. Hoa NN, Shimizu T, Zhou ZW, Wang ZQ, Deshpande RA, Paull TT, et al. Mre11 Is Essential for the Removal of Lethal Topoisomerase 2 Covalent Cleavage Complexes. Molecular cell. 2016;64(3):580-92.
  4. Salah F, Ebbinghaus M, Muley V, Zhou Z, Al-Saadi K, Pacyna-Gengelbach M, et al. Tumor suppression in mice lacking GABARAP, an Atg8/LC3 family member implicated in autophagy, is associated with alterations in cytokine secretion and cell death. Cell death & disease. 2016;7(4): e2205.
  5. Liu X, Zhou ZW, Wang ZQ. The DNA damage response molecule MCPH1 in brain development and beyond. Acta Biochim Biophys Sin. 2016;48(7):678-85.
  6. Li T, Zhou ZW, Ju Z, Wang ZQ. DNA Damage Response in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Ageing. Genomics Proteomics Bioinformatics. 2016;14(3):147-54.
  7. Tapias A, Zhou Z-W, Shi Y, Chong Z, Wang P, Groth M, et al. Trrap-dependent histone acetylation specifically regulates cell-cycle gene transcription to control neural progenitor fate decisions. Cell stem cell. 2014;14(5):632-43.
  8. Bruhn C, Zhou Z-W, Ai H, Wang Z-Q. The essential function of the MRN complex in the resolution of endogenous replication intermediates. Cell reports. 2014;6(1):182-95.
  9. Zhou Z-W, Tapias A, Bruhn C, Gruber R, Sukchev M, Wang Z-Q. DNA damage response in microcephaly development of MCPH1 mouse model. DNA repair. 2013;12(8):645-55.
  10. Zhou Z-W, Liu C, Li T-L, Bruhn C, Krueger A, Min W, et al. An essential function for the ATR-activation-domain (AAD) of TopBP1 in mouse development and cellular senescence. PLoS genetics. 2013;9(8): e1003702.
  11. Min W, Bruhn C, Grigaravicius P, Zhou ZW, Li F, Kruger A, et al. Poly(ADP-ribose) binding to Chk1 at stalled replication forks is required for S-phase checkpoint activation. Nature communications. 2013; 4:2993.
  12. Zhou Z, Bruhn C, Wang Z-Q. Differential function of NBS1 and ATR in neurogenesis. DNA repair. 2012;11(2):210-21.
  13. Gruber R, Zhou Z, Sukchev M, Joerss T, Frappart P-O, Wang Z-Q. MCPH1 regulates the neuroprogenitor division mode by coupling the centrosomal cycle with mitotic entry through the Chk1-Cdc25 pathway. Nature cell biology. 2011;13(11):1325-34.
  14. Zhou Z, Sun X, Zou Z, Sun L, Zhang T, Guo S, et al. PRMT5 regulates Golgi apparatus structure through methylation of the golgin GM130. Cell research. 2010;20(9):1023-33.
  15. Liu Z, Zhou Z, Chen G, Bao S. A putative transcriptional elongation factor hIws1 is essential for mammalian cell proliferation. Biochemical and biophysical research communications. 2007;353(1):47-53.
  16. Hou X, Wang Y, Zhou Z, Bao S, Lin Y, Gong W. Crystal structure of SAM-dependent O-methyltransferase from pathogenic bacterium Leptospira interrogans. Journal of structural biology. 2007;159(3):523-8.

研究方向

DNA损伤修复缺陷与疾病