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Hongzhen Hu, PhD

Associate Professor of Anesthesiology


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Biography

Dr. Hongzhen Hu received his Ph.D. at the Ohio State University and completed his post-doctoral training under Dr. Ardem Patapoutian at the Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation and the Scripps Research Institute. He was an assistant professor of integrative biology and pharmacology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston before joining the Center for the Study of Itch in 2014.


Sustained Elevated Adenosine via ADORA2B Promotes Chronic Pain through Neuro-immune Interaction.

Hu X, Adebiyi MG, Luo J, Sun K, Le TT, Zhang Y, Wu H, Zhao S, Karmouty-Quintana H, Liu H, Huang A, Wen YE, Zaika OL, Mamenko M,Pochynyuk OM, Kellems RE, Eltzschig HK, Blackburn MR, Walters ET, Huang D, Hu H, Xia Y. Sustained Elevated Adenosine via ADORA2B Promotes Chronic Pain through Neuro-immune Interaction. Cell Rep. 2016 Jun 28;16(1):106-19. PMID: 27320922

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Eact, a small molecule activator of TMEM16A, activates TRPV1 and elicits pain- and itch-related behaviours.

Liu S, Feng J, Luo J, Yang P, Brett TJ, Hu H. Eact, a small molecule activator of TMEM16A, activates TRPV1 and elicits pain- and itch-related behaviours. Br J Pharmacol. 2016 Apr;173(7):1208-18. PMID: 26756551

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Activation of TRPV4 Regulates Respiration through Indirect Activation of Bronchopulmonary Sensory Neurons.

Gu QD, Moss CR 2nd, Kettelhut KL, Gilbert CA, Hu H. Activation of TRPV4 Regulates Respiration through Indirect Activation of Bronchopulmonary Sensory Neurons. Front Physiol. 2016 Feb 29;7:65. PMID: 26973533

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Welcome Dr. Hongzhen Hu, a new faculty, to join the CSI

We would like to welcome Dr. Hongzhen Hu to join CSI as an assistant professor, starting on June 1, 2014.  Dr. Hu received his Ph.D. at the Ohio State University and conducted his post-doctoral training under Dr. Ardem Patapoutian at the Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation and the Scripps Research Institute. Prior to joining CSI, he was an assistant professor at the department of integrative biology and pharmacology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. 

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