Gaoyuan Cao, M.D., M.S.

SDescription: F:\Hawaii weding trip 7.2.2011\DSC01577.JPGenior Research Investigator
University of Pennsylvania Medical Center
Pulmonary, Allergy, & Critical Care Division
Translational Research Laboratories (TRL)
125 South 31st Street, TRL Suite 1200
Philadelphia, PA 19104-3413

tel.: (215) 573-9906
fax: (215) 746-1224

Education: clinical medicine, West China University of Medical Sciences, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China
M.S. in Medical Science, West China University of Medical Sciences, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China

Dr. Cao has more than twenty years experience performing biomedical research and teaching with an emphasis in histology, embryology and neurobiology. He joined the Airways Biology Initiative (ABI) in 2010 as a senior research investigator. Since joining ABI he has developed a several different protocols for isolating human airway smooth muscles cells, fibroblasts and macrophages, and mouse lung blood vessels and endothelial cells. His current research interests include beta-2AR agonist and beta-2AR desynthesize and their use in the treatment of asthma and the effects of the micro-environmental factors on airway smooth muscle cells contraction and relaxation in asthma.

Selected publications

  1. Koziol-White CJ, Goncharova EA, Cao G, Johnson M, Krymskaya VP, Panettieri RA Jr. DHEA-S inhibits human neutrophil and human airway smooth muscle migration. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2012 Jul 3. [Epub ahead of print]
  2. DeLisser, H.M., Liu, Y., Desprez, P., Thor, A., Briasouli, P., Handumrongkul, C., Wilfong, J., Yount, G., Nosrati, M., Fong, S., Shtivelman, E., Fehrenbach, M., Gaoyuan Cao, Liggitt, D., Mohammed Kashani, M., and Robert Debs, R. Vascular endothelial platelet endothelial cell adhesion molecule 1 (PECAM-1) regulates advanced metastatic progression. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011 Mar 1;108(9):3821.
  3. Jingxu Zhu, Gaoyuan Cao, M L Fehrenbach, JT Williams, JM Finklestein, H M Delisser. ‘SHP-2 phosphatase activity is required for PECAM-1-dependent cell motility’. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2010 Oct;299(4):C854-65.
  4. Gaoyuan Cao, M L Fehrenbach, JT Williams, JM Finklestein, J-X Zhu, H M Delisser. Angiogenesis in Platelet Endothelial Cell Adhesion Molecule-1-Null Mice.  Am J Pathol. 175(2):903-915, 2009 Jul 2
  5. Melane Fehrenbach, Gaoyuan Cao, James Williams, Jeffery M. Finklestein, Horace M. DeLisser. Isolation of Murine Lung Endothelial Cells. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2009 Jun;296(6):L1096-103.
  6. Marian Nakada, Gaoyuan Cao, P Sassoli, H M Delisser. c7E3 Fab inhibits human tumor angiogenesis in a SCID mouse human skin xenograft model. Angiogenesis. 2006;9(4):171-6.
  7. Gaoyuan Cao, RC Savani, M L Fehrenbach, C Lyons, L Zhang, G Coukos, H M Delisser. Involvement of endothelial CD44 during in vivo angiogenesis. Am J Pathol.;169 (1):325-36,  2006 Jul
  8. H M Delisser, BP Helmke, Gaoyuan Cao, PM Egan, D Taichman, M L Fehrenbach, Z Cui, GS Mohan, HS Baldwin, PF Davies, RC Savani. Loss of PECAM-1 function Impairs alveolarization. J Biol Chem. 2006 Mar 31;281(13):8724-31.
  9. Eleni Tzima, Mohamed Irani-Tehrani, William B Kiosses, Elizabetta Dejana, David A Schultz, Britta Engelhardt, Gaoyuan Cao, Horace Delisser, Martin Alexander Schwartz. A mechanosensory complex that mediates the endothelial cell response to fluid shear stress. Nature 437 (7057):426-31,  2005 Sep 15
  10. Christopher D O'Brien, Gaoyuan Cao, Antonis Makrigiannakis, Horace M Delisser. Role of immunoreceptor tyrosine-based inhibitory motifs of PECAM-1 in PECAM-1-dependent cell migration. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 287 (4):C1103-13, 2004 Oct