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Yanan Tian

Associate Professor


Phone: (979) 458-3599

Mailstop: 4466

Department: VTPP

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  • Ph.D. Biochemistry and Microbiology , Rutgers University 1993
  • MS Plant Pathology, South China Agriculture University 1985
  • Bachelor Plant Protection, South China Agriculture College 1982

Scholarly Interests

Transcriptional control of the Ah receptor-regulated gene expression. Interaction between the Ah receptor and NF-kB signal transduction pathways. lncRNAs and their role in regulation of gene expression


Epistasis and decanalization shape gene expression variability in humans via distinct modes of action
Gang Wang, Ence Yang, Jizhou Yang, Beiyan Zhou, Yanan Tian, James J Cai
Hum Mol Genet. . 2016 [Epub ahead of print].
T-2 toxin regulates steroid hormone secretion of rat ovarian granulosa cells through cAMP-PKA pathway.
Wu J, Tu D, Yuan LY, Yi JE, Tian Y
Tox Lett. 2015
Interaction between Microbes and Host Intestinal Health: Modulation by Dietary Nutrients and Gut-Brain-Endocrine-Immune Axis
Chen J, Li Y, Tian Y, Huang C, Li D, Zhong Q, Ma X
Curr Protein Pept Sci. 2015
Epigenetic regulation of pregnane X receptor activity.
Yanan Tian
Drug Metab Rev. 2013
Pregnane X receptor suppresses proliferation and tumourigenicity of colon cancer cells.
Ouyang N, Ke S, Eagleton N, Xie Y, Chen G, Laffins B, Yao H, Zhou B, Tian Y
Br J Cancer. 2010 102(12):1753-61.
Histopathology and the detection of avian bornavirus in the nervous system of birds diagnosed with proventricular dilatation disease.
Ouyang N, Storts R, Tian Y, Wigle W, Villanueva I, Mirhosseini N, Payne S, Gray P, Tizard I
Avian Pathol. 2009 38(5):393-401.
Epigenetic regulation of transcriptional activity of pregnane X receptor by protein arginine methyltransferase 1.
Xie Y, Ke S, Ouyang N, He J, Xie W, Bedford MT, Tian Y
J Biol Chem. 2009 284(14):9199-205.
Ah receptor and NF-kappaB interplay on the stage of epigenome.
Tian Y
Biochem Pharmacol. 2009 77(4):670-80.
Pregnane X receptor protects HepG2 cells from BaP-induced DNA damage.
Naspinski C, Gu X, Zhou GD, Mertens-Talcott SU, Donnelly KC, Tian Y
Toxicol Sci. 2008 104(1):67-73.
Role of NF-kappaB in regulation of PXR-mediated gene expression: a mechanism for the suppression of cytochrome P-450 3A4 by proinflammatory agents.
Gu X, Ke S, Liu D, Sheng T, Thomas PE, Rabson AB, Gallo MA, Xie W, Tian Y
J Biol Chem. 2006 281(26):17882-9.
Ah receptor and NF-kappaB interactions: mechanisms and physiological implications.
Tian Y, Rabson AB, Gallo MA
Chem Biol Interact. 2002 141(1-2):97-115.

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