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Houston, Texas

Anatomy instruction at Baylor College of Medicine
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Yisheng Yang, M.D., Ph.D.

Yisheng YangInstructor of Medicine

One Baylor Plaza (MS: BCM185)
ABBR, Room R630
Houston, TX 77030
Tel: 713-798-6686
Fax: 713-798-4585


  • M.D.: Bengbu Medical College, Anhui, China, 1997
  • Ph.D.: Shanghai Jiaotong University, School of Medicine, Shanghai, China, 2002

Research Interests

  • The functions of Kruppel-like transcription factor Glis3 in pancreatic beta cells
  • Molecular mechanisms of chronic inflammation and insulin resistance

Recent Publications

  • Yang Y, Chang BH, Chan L. Sustained expression of the transcription factor GLIS3 is required for normal β cell function in adults. EMBO Mol Med, 2012; in press.
  • Chen W, Chang BH, Saha P, Hartig S, Li L, Reddy V, Yang Y, Yechoor V, Mancini M, Chan L. Berardinelli-seip congenital lipodystrophy-2 (BSCL2)/seipin is a cell autonomous regulator of lipolysis essential for adipocyte differentiation. Mol Cell Biol, 2012; 32(6):1099-111. PMID: 22269949
  • Yang Y, Chang BH, Yechoor V, Chen W, Li L,Tsai MJ, Chan L. The Krüppel-like zinc finger protein Glis3 transactivates Neurog3 for proper fetal pancreatic islet differentiation. Diabetologia, 2011; 54(10):2595-2605. PMID: 21786021
  • Yang Y, Chang BH, Samson SL, Li MV, Chan L. The Kruppel-like zinc finger protein Glis3 directly and indirectly activates insulin gene transcription. Nucleic Acids Res. 2009; 37(8):2529-2538. PMID: 19264802
  • Zhang Z, Li X, Lv W, Yang Y, Gao H, Yang J, Shen Y, Ning G. Ginsenoside Re Reduces Insulin Resistance through Inhibition of JNK and NF-{kappa}B. Mol Endocrinol. 2008; 22(1):186-195.PMID: 17885204

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