Peng, Xu individual record
Associate Professor

Our long-term goal is to explore and define novel genetic mechanisms that are involved in cardiovascular disease which can ultimately translate into potential strategies for its treatment. To achieve this goal, we will use a comprehensive approach including mouse genetics and molecular and cellular biology methods to explore the mechanisms involved in the regulation of cardiovascular development and disease.

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Academic Articles34
  • Si, H., Wang, J., Meininger, C. J., Peng, X. u., Zawieja, D. C., & Zhang, S. L. (2020). Ca2+ release-activated Ca2+ channels are responsible for histamine-induced Ca2+ entry, permeability increase, and interleukin synthesis in lymphatic endothelial cells.. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 318(5), H1283-H1295.
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  • Liu, Y., Wang, J., Li, J., Wang, R., Tharakan, B., Zhang, S. L., Tong, C. W., & Peng, X. u. (2017). Deletion of Cdc42 in embryonic cardiomyocytes results in right ventricle hypoplasia.. Clin Transl Med. 6(1), 40.
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  • Li, J., Yan, B., Si, H., Peng, X. u., Zhang, S. L., & Hu, J. (2017). Atlastin regulates store-operated calcium entry for nerve growth factor-induced neurite outgrowth.. Sci Rep. 7(1), 43490.
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  • Li, J., Liu, Y., Jin, Y., Wang, R., Wang, J., Lu, S., ... Peng, X. u. (2017). Essential role of Cdc42 in cardiomyocyte proliferation and cell-cell adhesion during heart development.. Dev Biol. 421(2), 271-283.
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  • Druso, J. E., Endo, M., Lin, M., Peng, X. u., Antonyak, M. A., Meller, S., & Cerione, R. A (2016). An Essential Role for Cdc42 in the Functioning of the Adult Mammary Gland.. J Biol Chem. 291(17), 8886-8895.
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  • Peng, X., & Antonyak, M. (2012). Cardiovascular Development Methods and Protocols. Humana Press.
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  • Wang, J., Dong, Y., Xi, Y. u., & Peng, X. u. (2021). Analysis of Angiogenesis in Mouse Embryonic Dorsal Skin by Whole-Mount Fluorescent Staining.. Methods Mol Biol. Methods in Molecular Biology. 61-67. Springer US.
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  • Wang, J., Dong, Y., Muthuchamy, M., Zawieja, D. C., & Peng, X. u. (2021). Analysis of Lymphatic Vessel Formation by Whole-Mount Immunofluorescence Staining.. Methods Mol Biol. Methods in Molecular Biology. 153-159. Springer US.
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  • Maietta, V., Reyes-Garca, J., Yadav, V. R., Zheng, Y., Peng, X. u., & Wang, Y. (2021). Cellular and Molecular Processes in Pulmonary Hypertension.. MATHEMATICAL MODELLING IN EXPERIMENTAL NUTRITION. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology. 21-38. Springer International Publishing.
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  • Huang, C., Wu, L., Wang, J., Tharakan, B., & Peng, X. u. (2021). Detecting Three-Dimensional Vascular Networks in the Mouse Embryonic Hindbrain.. Methods Mol Biol. Methods in Molecular Biology. 87-92. Springer US.
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  • Si, H., & Peng, X. u. (2021). RNA-Sequencing and Transcriptome Analysis after Fluid Shear Stress Stimulation in Lymphatic Endothelial Cells.. Methods Mol Biol. Methods in Molecular Biology. 25-30. Springer US.
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Repository Documents / Preprints2
  • Jin, Y., Wang, J., Liu, Y., Wang, R., Chen, H., Si, H., ... Peng, X. u. (2020). Cdc42 is required for lymphatic branching, maturation and valve formation during embryonic development.
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  • Wang, L., Jin, Y., Wang, J., Liu, Y., Wang, R., Zhang, S. L., ... Peng, X. u. (2020). Src/FAK complex phosphorylates cardiac myosin binding protein c (cMyBP-C) in vitro and in vivo.
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Texas A&M Health Science Center; Medical Physiology; 1114 TAMUS
Temple, TX 76504-7105