General
Yong-Gang Yao, Ph.D.,  Principal Investigator
Division of Medical Genetics & Evolutionary Medicine
Key Laboratory of Animal Models and Human Disease Mechanisms
Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
32 Jiaochang Donglu, Kunming, Yunnan, China 650223
Tel/Fax: 86-871-5180085(office), 86-871-5198969 (lab)
E-mail: ygyaozh@gmail.com or yaoyg@mail.kiz.ac.cn
Website: http://www.mitotool.org/lab/index.html

Research Areas & Interests

Our laboratory focuses on understanding the genetic basis and molecular mechanisms of human diseases and aging. We are striving for EAF (E = Evolutionary analysis; A = Association study; F = Functional assay), Easy And Fun.

Current research has four major concentrations:
(1) onset risk factors and pathogenesis of leprosy, Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy and schizophrenia
(2) mitochondrial and nuclear gene mutations in major neuron-degenerative disorders and tumorigenesis
(3) interactions among mitochondrion, telomere, and telomerase activity and their roles in cell senescence and apoptosis
(4) the identification of genes and/or genetic variants that are associated with specific traits in domestic animals

Education & Research Experience

2007.12 – Current, Principal Investigator; Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
2004.10 – 2008.01, Visiting Fellow; Hematology Branch, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health
2003.02 – 2004.09, Postdoctoral Fellow; Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
1997.09 – 2003.01, Ph. D.; Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Evolution, Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
2001.05 – 2001.08, Visiting Scholar; Fachbereich Mathematik, Universität Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany.
1997.09 – 1998.07, Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing
1993.09 – 1997.07, B.S.; Department of Biology, Anhui Normal University

Publications

(* corresponding author)

1.      Zhang C, Zhang D-F, Wu Z-G, Peng D-H, Chen J, Ni J, Tang W, Xu L, Yao Y-G*, Fang Y-R*. 2016. Complement factor H and susceptibility to major depressive disorder in Han Chinese. British Journal of Psychiatry, 208: 446-452

2.      Yu D, Wu Y, Xu L, Fan Y, Peng L, Xu M, Yao Y-G*. 2016. Identification and characterization of toll-like receptors (TLRs) in the Chinese tree shrew (Tupaia belangeri chinensis). Developmental and Comparative Immunology, 60: 127-138

3.      Li M, Huang L, Li K, Huo Y, Chen C, Wang J, Liu J, Luo Z, Chen C, Dong Q, Yao Y-G, Su B, Luo X-J. 2016. Adaptive evolution of interleukin-3 (IL3), a gene associated with brain volume variation in general human populations. Human Genetics, 135: 377-392

4.      Zhang A-M, Bi R, Hu Q-X, Fan Y, Zhang Q, Yao Y-G*. 2016. The OPA1 gene mutations are frequent in Han Chinese patients with suspected optic neuropathy. Molecular Neurobiology, in press

5.      Bi R, Tang J, Zhang W, Li X, Chen S-Y, Yu D, Chen X, Yao Y-G*. 2016. Mitochondrial genome variations and functional characterization in Han Chinese families with schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, 171: 200-206

6.      Zhang D-F*, Wang D, Li Y-Y, Yao Y-G*. 2016. Integrative analyses of leprosy susceptibility genes indicate a common autoimmune profile. Journal of Dermatological Science, 82: 18-27 (doi: 10.1016/j.jdermsci.2016.01.001)

7.      Liu C, Saffen D, Schulze TG, Burmeister M, Sham PC, Yao Y-G, Kuo PH, Chen C, An Y, Dai J, Yue W, Li MX, Xue H, Su B, Chen L, Shi Y, Qiao M, Liu T, Xia K, Chan RC. 2016. Psychiatric genetics in China: achievements and challenges. Molecular Psychiatry, 21: 4-9 (doi: 10.1038/mp.2015.95)

8.      Li M, Luo XJ, Landén M, Bergen SE, Hultman CM, Li X, Zhang W, Yao Y-G, Zhang C, Liu J, Mattheisen M, Cichon S, Mühleisen TW, Degenhardt FA, Nöthen MM, Schulze TG, Grigoroiu-Serbanescu M, Li H, Fuller CK, Chen C, Dong Q, Chen C, Jamain S, Leboyer M, Bellivier F, Etain B, Kahn JP, Henry C, Preisig M, Kutalik Z, Castelao E, Wright A, Mitchell PB, Fullerton JM, Schofield PR, Montgomery GW, Medland SE, Gordon SD, Martin NG; MooDS Consortium; Swedish Bipolar Study Group, Rietschel M, Liu C, Kleinman JE, Hyde TM, Weinberger DR, Su B. 2015. Impact of a cis-associated gene expression SNP on chromosome 20q11.22 on bipolar disorder susceptibility, hippocampal structure and cognitive performance. British Journal of Psychiatry, 208: 128-137

9.      Zhang D-F, Li J, Wu H, Cui Y, Bi R, Zhou H-J, Wang H-Z, Zhang C, Wang D; Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI), Kong Q-P, Li T, Fang Y, Jiang T*, Yao Y-G*. 2016. CFH variants affect structural and functional brain changes and genetic risk of Alzheimer's disease. Neuropsychopharmacology, 41: 1034-1045

10.    Li M, Wu D-D, Yao Y-G, Huo Y-X, Liu JW, Su B, Chasman DI, Chu A-Y, Huang T, Qi L, Zheng Y; CHARGE Nutrition Working Group; DietGen Consortium, Luo X-J. 2016. Recent positive selection drives the expansion of a schizophrenia risk nonsynonymous variant at SLC39A8 in Europeans. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 42: 178-190

11.    Wang H-Z, Bi R, Hu Q-X, Xiang Q, Zhang C, Zhang D-F, Zhang W, Ma X, Guo W, Deng W, Zhao L, Ni P, Li M, Fang Y, Li T, Yao Y-G*. 2016. Validating GWAS-identified risk loci for Alzheimer's disease in Han Chinese populations. Molecular Neurobiology, 53: 379-390

12.    Wang H-Z, Bi R, Zhang D-F, Li G-D, Ma X-H, Fang Y, Li T, Zhang C, Yao Y-G*. 2015. Neprilysin confers genetic susceptibility to Alzheimer's disease in Han Chinese. Molecular Neurobiology, in press

13.    Xiang Y-L, Zhang D-F, Wang D, Li Y-Y*, Yao Y-G*. 2015. Common variants of OPA1 conferring genetic susceptibility to leprosy in Han Chinese from Southwest China. Journal of Dermatological Science, 80: 133-141 (doi: 10.1016/j.jdermsci.2015.09.001)

14.    Zhang D-F, Fan Y, Wang D, Bi R, Zhang C, Fang Y, Yao Y-G*. 2015. PLD3 in Alzheimer's disease: a modest effect as revealed by updated association and expression analyses. Molecular Neurobiology, in press

15.    Su L-Y, Li H, Lv L, Feng Y-M, Li G-D, Luo R, Zhou H-J, Lei X-G, Ma L, Li J-L, Xu L, Hu X-T*, Yao Y-G*. 2015. Melatonin attenuates MPTP-induced neurotoxicity via preventing CDK5-mediated autophagy and SNCA/α-synuclein aggregation. Autophagy, 11: 1745-1759

16.    Yao Y-G*, Chen YB, Liang B. 2015. The 3rd symposium on animal models of primates - the application of non-human primates to basic research and translational medicine. Journal of Genetics and Genomics, 42: 339-341

17.    Zhang A-M, Hu Q-X, Liu F-L, Bi R, Yang B-Q, Zhang W, Guo H, Logan I, Zheng Y-T*, Yao Y-G*. 2015. Mitochondrial DNA haplogroup A decreases the risk of drug addiction but conversely increases the risk of HIV-1 infection in Chinese addicts. Molecular Neurobiology, in press

18.    Hu Q-X, Fan Y, Xu L, Pang W, Wang S, Zheng Y-T, Lv LB, Yao Y-G*. 2015. Analysis of the complete mitochondrial genome and characterization of diverse NUMTs of Macaca leonina. Gene, 571: 279-285 (doi: 10.1016/j.gene.2015.06.085)

19.    Yao Y-G*, Kajigaya S, Young NS. 2015. Mitochondrial DNA mutations in single human blood cells. Mutation Research / Fundamental and Molecular Mechanisms of Mutagenesis, 779: 68-77

20.    Li X, Zhang W, Tang J, Tan L, Luo X-J, Chen X*, Yao Y-G*. 2015. Do nuclear-encoded core subunits of mitochondrial complex I confer genetic susceptibility to schizophrenia in Han Chinese populations? Scientific Reports, 5: 11076 (doi: 10.1038/srep11076)

21.    Xu L, Yu D, Peng L, Fan Y, Chen J, Zheng Y-T, Wang C, Yao Y-G*. 2015. Characterization of a MAVS ortholog from the Chinese tree shrew (Tupaia belangeri chinensis). Developmental and Comparative Immunology, 52: 58-68 (doi: 10.1016/j.dci.2015.04.014)

22.    Li X, Zhang W, Lencz T, Darvasi A, Alkelai A, Lerer B, Jiang HY, Zhang D-F, Yu L, Xu X-F, Li M*, Yao Y-G*. 2015. Common variants of IRF3 conferring risk of schizophrenia. Journal of Psychiatry Research, 64: 67-73

23.    Zhang C-C, Ren H-Y, Li M-L, Wang Q, Deng W, Guo WJ, Lei W, Xiang B, Zhao L-S, Ma X-H, Yao Y-G, Li T. 2015. Apolipoprotein E gene polymorphisms associated with processing speed and executive functions in healthy Han Chinese. Neuroscience Bulletin, 31: 368-370

24.    Luo X-j, Huang L, van den Oord EJ, Aberg KA, Gan L, Zhao Z, Yao Y-G. 2015. Common variants in the MKL1 gene confer risk of schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 41: 715-727 (doi:10.1093/schbul/sbu156)

25.    Peng M-S, Shi N-N, Yao Y-G, Zhang Y-P. 2015. Caveats about interpretation of ancient chicken mtDNAs from northern China. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 112: E1970- E1971

26.    Luo X-J, Mattheisen M, Li M, Huang L, Rietschel M, Børglum AD, Als TD, van den Oord EJ, Aberg KA, Mors O, Mortensen PB, Luo Z, Degenhardt F, Cichon S, Schulze TG, Nöthen MM; iPSYCH-GEMS SCZ working group; MooDS SCZ Consortium, Su B, Zhao Z, Gan L, Yao Y-G. 2015. Systematic integration of brain eQTL and GWAS identifies ZNF323 as a novel schizophrenia risk gene and suggests recent positive selection based on compensatory advantage on pulmonary function. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 41: 1294-1308

27.    Peng M-S, Fan L, Shi N-N, Ning T, Yao Y-G, Murphy RW, Wang W-Z, Zhang Y-P. 2015. DomeTree: a canonical toolkit for mitochondrial DNA analyses in domesticated animals. Molecular Ecology Resources, 15: 1238-1242 (doi: 10.1111/1755-0998.12386)

28.    Tian J-Y, Wang H-W, Li Y-C, Zhang W, Yao Y-G, van Straten J, Richards MB, Kong Q-P. 2015. A genetic contribution from the Far East into Ashkenazi Jews via the ancient Silk Road. Scientific Reports, 5: 8377 (doi: 10.1038/srep08377)

29.    Jiang H-Y, Li G-D, Dai S-X, Bi R, Zhang D-F, Li Z-F, Xu X-F, Zhou T-C, Yu L*, Yao Y-G*. 2015. Identification of PSEN1 mutations p.M233L and p.R352C in Han Chinese families with early-onset familial Alzheimer's disease. Neurobiology of Aging, 36: 1602.e3-1602.e6 (doi: 10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2014.11.009)

30.    Bi R, Zhang W, Yu D, Li X, Wang H-Z, Hu Q-X, Zhang C, Lu W, Ni J, Fang Y, Li T, Yao Y-G*. 2015. Mitochondrial DNA haplogroup B5 confers genetic susceptibility to Alzheimer's disease in Han Chinese. Neurobiology of Aging, 36: 1604.e7-1604.e16. (doi: org/10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2014.10.009)

31.    Wang D, Xu L, Lv L, Su L-Y, Zhang D-F, Bi R, Yu D, Zhang W, Fan Y, Li X-A, Li Y-Y, Yao Y-G*. 2015. Association of the LRRK2 genetic polymorphisms with leprosy in Han Chinese from Southwest China. Genes and Immunity, 16: 112-119

32.    Li X, Zhang W, Zhang C, Yi Z, Zhang D-F, Gong w, Tang J, Wang D, Lu W, Chen X, Fang Y, Yao Y-G*. 2015. Common variants of the PINK1 and PARL genes do not confer genetic susceptibility to schizophrenia in Han Chinese. Molecular Genetics and Genomics, 290: 585-592 (doi: 10.1007/s00438-014-0942-1)

33.    Zhong L, Tang J, Kong QP, Sun C, Zhou W-P, Yang M, Yao Y-G, Zhang Y-P. 2014. Reappraising the relationship between mitochondrial DNA variant m.16189T>C and type 2 diabetes mellitus in East Asian populations. Current Molecular Medicine, 14: 1273-1278

34.    Zhang X-L, Pang W, Hu X-T, Li JL, Yao Y-G, Zheng Y-T. 2014. Experimental primates and non-human primate (NHP) models of human diseases in China: current status and progress. Zoological Research, 35: 447-464

35.    Fan Y, Yu D, Yao Y-G*. 2014. Tree shrew database (TreeshrewDB): a knowledge base for Chinese tree shrew genome biology. Scientific Reports, 4: 7145 (doi: 10.1038/srep07145)

36.    Shi N-N, Fan L, Yao Y-G, Peng M-S, Zhang Y-P. 2014. Mitochondrial genomes of domestic animals need scrutiny. Molecular Ecology, 23: 5393-5397 (doi: 10.1111/mec.12955)

37.    Zhang W, Xiao MS, Ji S, Tang J, Xu L, Li X, Li M, Wang HZ, Jiang HY, Zhang DF, Wang J, Zhang S, Xu XF, Yu L, Zheng P, Chen X, Yao Y-G*. 2014. Promoter variant rs2301228 on the neural cell adhesion molecule 1 gene conferring risk of schizophrenia in Han Chinese. Schizophrenia Research, 160: 88-96 (doi: 10.1016/j.schres.2014.09.036)

38.    Bi R, Zhao L, Zhang C, Lu W, Feng J-Q, Wang Y, Ni J, Zhang J, Li G-D, Hu Q-X, Wang D, Yao Y-G*, Li T*. 2014. No association of the LRRK2 genetic variants with Alzheimer’s disease in Han Chinese. Neurobiology of Aging, 35: 444.e5-9 (doi: 10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2013.08.013)

39.    Ma L, Wu D-D, Ma SL, Tan L, Chen X, Tang N.L.S*, Yao Y-G*. 2014. Molecular evolution in the CREB1 signal pathway and a rare haplotype in CREB1 with genetic predisposition to schizophrenia. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 57: 84-89  (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpsychires.2014.06.008)

40.    Zhang W, Tang J, Zhang A-M, Peng M-S, Xie H-B, Tan L, Xu L, Zhang Y-P, Chen X*, Yao Y-G*. 2014. A matrilineal genetic legacy from the last glacial maximum confers susceptibility to schizophrenia in Han Chinese. Journal of Genetics and Genomics, 41: 397-407 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jgg.2014.05.004)

41.    Zhang D-F, Wang D, Li Y-Y, Yao Y-G*. 2014. Mapping genetic variants in the CFH gene for association with leprosy in Han Chinese. Genes and Immunity, 15: 506-510 (doi:10.1038/gene.2014.43)

42.    Li W-L*, Xiao M-S, Zhang D-F, Yu D, Yang R-X, Li X-Y, Yao Y-G*. 2014. Mutation and expression analysis of the IDH1, IDH2, DNMT3A, and MYD88 genes in colorectal cancer. Gene, 546: 263-270

43.    Yu D, Xu L, Liu X-H, Fan Y, Lü L-B, Yao Y-G*. 2014. Diverse interleukin-7 mRNA transcripts in Chinese tree shrew (Tupaia belangeri chinensis). PLoS ONE, 9(6): e99859; doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0099859

44.    Shao X-L, He S-Y, Zhuang X-Y, Fan Y, Li Y-H, Yao Y-G. 2014. mRNA expression and DNA methylation in three key genes involved in caste differentiation in female honeybees (Apis mellifera). Zoological Research, 35: 92-98

45.    Li X, Zhang W*, Zhang C, Gong W, Tang J, Yi Z, Wang D, Lu W, Fang Y, Chen X, Yao Y-G*. 2014. No association between genetic variants of the LRRK2 gene and schizophrenia in Han Chinese. Neuroscience Letters, 566: 210-215 (doi: 10.1016/j.neulet.2014.03.006)

46.    Yu D, Xu L, Peng L, Chen S-Y, Liu Y-P, Yao Y-G*. 2014. Genetic variations of mitochondrial antiviral signaling gene (MAVS) in domestic chickens. Gene, 545: 226-232

47.    Fan Y, Yu D, Yao Y-G*. 2014. The positively selected genes of the locomotion system in Chinese tree shrew (Tupaia belangeri chinensis). Zoological Research, 35: 240-248

48.    Sun J, Zhang S, He D-Q, Chen S-Y, Duan Z-Y, Yao Y-G, Liu Y-P. 2014. Matrilineal genetic structure of domestic geese. The Journal of Poultry Science, 51: 130-137 (doi: 10.2141/jpsa.0120152)

49.    Huang J, Zhou B, He D-Q, Chen S-Y, Zhu Q, Yao Y-G, Liu Y-P. 2014. Sequence variation of melanocortin 1receptor (MC1R) gene and association with plumage color in domestic geese. The Journal of Poultry Science, 51: 270-274 (doi: 10.2141/jpsa.0130066)

50.    Peng M-S, He J-D, Fan L, Liu J, Adeola AC, Wu SF, Murphy RW, Yao Y-G, Zhang Y-P. 2014. Retrieving Y chromosomal haplogroup trees using GWAS data. European Journal of Human Genetics, 22: 1046-1050 (doi: 10.1038/ejhg.2013.272).

51.    Bandelt HJ, Kloss-Brandstätter A, Richards MB, Yao YG, Logan I. 2014. The case for the continuing use of the revised Cambridge Reference Sequence (rCRS) and the standardization of notation in human mitochondrial DNA studies. Journal of Human Genetics, 59: 66-77

52.    Hu SP, Du JP, Li DR, Yao YG. 2014. Mitochondrial DNA haplogroup confers genetic susceptibility to nasopharyngeal carcinoma in Chaoshanese from Guangdong, China. PLoS One, 9: e87795 (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0087795)

53.    Lu J, Xu L, Zou Y, Yang RX, Fan Y, Zhang W, Yu D, Yao YG. 2014. IDH1 p.R132 mutations may not be actively involved in the carcinogenesis of hepatocellular carcinoma. Medical Science Monitor, 20: 247-254

54.    Zheng M, Bi R, Li W, Landeck L, Chen JQ, Lao LM, Cai SQ, Yao YG, Man XY. 2013. eneralized pure cutaneous Rosai-Dorfman disease: a link between inflammation and cancer not associated with mitochondrial DNA and SLC29A3 gene mutation? Discovery Medicine, 16: 193-200

55.    Yao Y-G*, Kajigaya S, Samsel L, McCoy JP Jr, Torelli G, Young NS. 2013. Apparent mtDNA sequence heterogeneity in single human blood CD34+ cells is markedly affected by storage and transport. Mutation Research / Fundamental and Molecular Mechanisms of Mutagenesis, 751-752: 36-41 (doi:10.1016/j.mrfmmm.2013.09.001)

56.    Liu YP, Lai R, Yao YG, Zhang ZK, Pu ET, Cai XH, Luo XD. 2013. Induced furoeudesmanes: a defense mechanism against stress in Laggera pterodonta, a Chinese herbal plant. Organic Letters, 15: 4940-4943

57.    Sun J, Zhong H, Chen SY, Yao YG, Liu YP. 2013. Association between MT-CO3 haplotypes and high-altitude adaptation in Tibetan chicken. Gene, 529:131-137

58.    Feng Y-M, Jia Y-F, Su L-Y, Wang D, Lv L, Xu L*, Yao Y-G*. 2013. Decreased mitochondrial DNA copy number in the hippocampus and peripheral blood during opiate addiction is mediated by autophagy and can be salvaged by melatonin. Autophagy, 20:9: 1395-1406

59.    Zhang A-M, Wang H, Sun P, Hu Q-X, He Y-Q, Yao Y-G*. 2013. Mutation p.G83R in the transthyretin gene is associated with hereditary vitreous amyloidosis in Han Chinese families. Molecular Vision, 19: 1631-1638

60.    Ma L, Tang J, Wang D, Zhang W, Liu W, Wang D, Liu X-H, Gong W, Yao Y-G*, Chen X*. 2013. Evaluating risk loci for schizophrenia distilled from genome-wide association studies in Han Chinese from central China. Molecular Psychiatry, 18: 638-639

61.    Xiao M-S, Chang L, Li W-L, Du Y-S, Pan Y, Zhang D-F, Wen Y, Luo J, Li X-Y*, Yao Y-G*. 2013. Genetic polymorphisms of the CASP8 gene promoter may not be associated with colorectal cancer in Han Chinese from Southwest China. PLoS ONE, 8: e67577

62.    Fan L, Yao Y-G*. 2013. An update to MitoTool: Using a new scoring system for faster mtDNA haplogroup determination. Mitochondrion, 13: 360-363

63.    Zhang D-F, Huang X-Q, Wang D, Li Y-Y, Yao Y-G*. 2013. Genetic variants of complement genes Ficolin-2, Mannose-binding lectin and Complement factor H are associated with leprosy in Han Chinese from Southwest China. Human Genetics, 132: 629-640

64.    Zhuang XY, Yao YG*. 2013. Mitochondrial dysfunction and nuclear-mitochondrial shuttling of TERT are involved in cell proliferation arrest induced by G-quadruplex ligands. FEBS Letters, 587: 1656-1662

65.    Tu Z, Zhuang X, Yao Y-G, Zhang R. 2013. BRG1 is required for formation of senescence-associated heterochromatin foci (SAHF) induced by oncogenic RAS or BRCA1 loss. Molecular and Cellular Biology, 33:1819-1829 (doi:10.1128/MCB.01744-12).

66.    Fan Y, Huang Z-Y, Cao C-C, Chen C-S, Chen Y-X, Fan D-D, He J, Hou H-L, Hu L, Hu X-T, Jiang X-T, Lai R, Lang Y-S, Liang B, Liao S-G, Mu D, Ma Y-Y, Niu Y-Y, Sun X-Q, Xia J-Q, Xiao J, Xiong Z-Q, Xu L, Yang L, Zhang Y, Zhao W, Zhao X-D, Zheng Y-T, Zhou J-M, Zhu Y-B, Zhang G-J*, Wang J*, Yao Y-G*. 2013. Genome of the Chinese tree shrew. Nature Communications, 4:1426 (doi: 10.1038/ncomms2416)

67.    Yao Y-G*, Kajigaya S, Feng X, Samsel L, McCoy JP, Jr, Torelli G, Young NS. 2013. Accumulation of mtDNA variations in human single CD34+ cells from maternally related individuals: effects of aging and family genetic background. Stem Cell Research, 10:361-370 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scr.2013.01.006)

68.    Li Y-Y, Chen W-Y, Li X, Li H-B, Li H-Q, Wang L, He L, Yang X-P, Wang X-C, Huang Y-L, Yao Y-G. 2013. Asymptomatic oral yeast carriage and antifungal susceptibility profile of HIV-infected patients in Kunming, Yunnan province of China. BMC Infectious Diseases, 13(1):46 (doi:10.1186/1471-2334-13-46).

69.    Li D-X, Zhuang X-Y, Zhang Y-P, Guo H, Wang Z, Zhang Q, Feng Y-M, Yao Y-G*. 2013. Effects of tai chi on the protracted abstinence syndrome: a time trial analysis. The American Journal of Chinese Medicine, 41:43-57 (doi: 10.1142/S0192415X13500043)

70.    Ma L, Zhang W, Tang J, Tan L, Yao Y-G*, Chen X. 2013. No association between genetic polymorphisms of the NDUFS7 gene and schizophrenia in Han Chinese. Psychiatric Genetics, 23:29-32 (doi: 10.1097/YPG.0b013e32835862c5)

71.    Miao Y-W, Peng M-S, Wu G-S, Ouyang Y-N, Yang Z-Y, Yu N, Liang J-P, Pianchou G, Beja-Pereira A, Mitra B, Palanichamy M-G, Baig M, Chaudhuri TK, Shen Y-Y, Kong Q-P, Murphy RW, Yao Y-G, Zhang Y-P. 2013. Chicken domestication: an updated perspective based on mitochondrial genomes. Heredity, 110: 277-282 (doi: 10.1038/hdy.2012.83).

72.    Xu L, Fan Y, Jiang X-L, Yao Y-G*. 2013. Molecular evidence on the phylogenetic position of tree shrews. Zoological Research, 34: 70-76 (in Chinese)

73.    Xu L, Zhang Y, Liang B, Lü L-B, Chen C-S, Chen Y-B, Zhou J-M, Yao Y-G*. 2013. Tree shrews under the spot light: emerging model of human diseases. Zoological Research, 34: 59-69  (in Chinese)

74.    Liu X, Yao Y-G*. 2013. Characterization of 12 polymorphic microsatellite markers in the Chinese tree shrew (Tupaia belangeri chinensis). Zoological Research, 34 (E2): E62-E68

75.    Zhang A-M, Yao Y-G*. 2013. Research progress of Leber hereditary optic neuropathy. Hereditas (Beijing), 35: 123-135 (in Chinese)

76.    Chen S-Y, Yao Y-G, Liu Y-P. 2012. Species identification of ten common farm animals based on mitochondrial 12S rRNA gene polymorphisms. Animal Biotechnology, 23:213-220 (doi: 10.1080/10495398.2012.696568)

77.    Bi R, Zhang A-M, Jia X, Zhang Q, Yao Y-G*. 2012. Complete mitochondrial DNA genome sequence variation of Chinese families with mutation m.3635G>A and Leber hereditary optic neuropathy. Molecular Vision, 18:3087-3094

78.    Guo H, Zhuang X-Y, Zhang A-M, Zhang W, Yuan Y, Guo L, Yu D-D, Liu J, Yang D-K, Yao Y-G*. 2012. Presence of mutation m.14484T>C in a Chinese family with maternally inherited essential hypertension but no expression of LHON. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Molecular Basis of Disease, 1822:1535-1543 (doi: 10.1016/j.bbadis.2012.06.010)

79.    Li Y, Zhang D-F, Zhang S-W, Zeng Y*, Yao Y-G*. 2012. Screening for mutation R882 in the DNMT3A gene in Chinese patients with hematological disease. International Journal of Hematology, 96:229-233 (doi: 10.1007/s12185-012-1104-z)

80.    Zhang A-M, Jia X, Guo X, Zhang Q*, Yao Y-G*. 2012. Mitochondrial DNA mutation m.10680G>A is associated with Leber hereditary optic neuropathy in Chinese patients. Journal of Translational Medicine, 10(1):43 (doi:10.1186/1479-5876-10-43)

81.    Wang D, Feng JQ, Li Y-Y, Zhang D-F, Li X-A, Li Q-W, Yao Y-G*. 2012. Genetic variants of the MRC1 gene and the IFNG gene are associated with leprosy in Han Chinese from Southwest China. Human Genetics, 131:1251-1260 (doi: 10.1007/s00439-012-1153-7)

82.    He J-D, Peng M-S, Quang H-H, Dang K-P, Trieu AV, Wu S-F, Jin J-Q, Murphy RW, Yao Y-G, Zhang Y-P. 2012. Patrilineal perspective on the Austronesian diffusion in Mainland Southeast Asia. PLoS ONE, 7(5): e36437

83.    Wang D, Su L-Y, Zhang A-M, Li Y-Y, Li X-A, Chen L-L, Long H, Yao Y-G*. 2012. Mitochondrial DNA copy number, but not haplogroup, confers a genetic susceptibility to leprosy in han chinese from southwest China. PLoS ONE, 7(6): e38848

84.    Liu J, Wang L-D, Sun Y-B, Li E-M, Xu L-Y, Zhang Y-P, Yao Y-G, Kong Q-P. 2012. Deciphering the signature of selective constraints on cancerous mitochondrial genome. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 29: 1255-1261

85.    Xu L, Chen S-Y, Nie W-H, Jiang X-L, Yao Y-G*. 2012. Evaluating the phylogenetic position of Chinese tree shrew (Tupaia belangeri chinensis) based on complete mitochondrial genome: implication for using tree shrew as an alternative experimental animal to primates in biomedical research. Journal of Genetics and Genomics, 39: 131-137

86.    Zhang Z-R, Zhu Q, Yao Y-G, Jiang X-S, Du R-H, Liu Y-P. 2012. Characterization of the expression profile of calpain-3 (CAPN3) gene in chicken. Molecular Biology Reports, 39: 3517-3521

87.    Zhang A-M, Jia X, Bi R, Salas A, Li S, Xiao X, Wang P, Guo X, Kong Q-P, Zhang Q*, Yao Y-G*. 2011. Mitochondrial DNA haplogroup background affects LHON, but not suspected LHON, in Chinese patients. PLoS ONE, 6(11): e27750 (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0027750)

88.    Lu F-Y, Xu L, Yin X-G, Wan P, Zhang X-D, Chen W-W, Ding S-P, Yao Y-G*. 2011. Identification of mutation c.632G>A (p.G211D) in the ATP2A2 gene and genotype-phenotype correlation in a large Chinese family with Darier’s disease. International Journal of Dermatology, 50: 1366-1370 (doi: 10.1111/j.1365-4632.2011.05129.x)

89.    Zhang A-M, Bandelt H-J, Jia X, Zhang W, Li S, Yu D, Wang D, Zhuang X-Y, Zhang Q*, Yao Y-G*. 2011. Is mitochondrial tRNAphe variant m.593T>C a synergistically pathogenic mutation in Chinese LHON families with m.11778G>A? PLoS ONE, 6(10): e26511 (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0026511)

90.    Kong Q-P, Sun C, Wang H-W, Zhao M, Wang W-Z, Zhong L, Hao X-D, Pan H, Wang S-Y, Cheng Y-T, Zhu C-L, Wu S-F, Liu L-N, Jin J-Q, Yao Y-G, Zhang Y-P. 2011. Large-scale mtDNA screening reveals a surprising matrilineal complexity in East Asia and its implications to the peopling of the region. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 28: 513-522

91.    Xiao M-S, Zhang D-F, Zeng Y, Cheng Y-F, Yao Y-G*. 2011. Polymorphisms in the promoter region of the CASP8 gene are not associated with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in Chinese patients. Annals of Hematology, 90: 1137-1144

92.    Bi R, Zhang A-M, Yao Y-G. 2011. Leber's Hereditary Optic Neuropathy. Ophthalmology, 118:1489-1489.e1 (doi:10.1016/j.ophtha.2011.04.007; comments)

93.    Liu F-L, Yao Y-G, Li H, Zheng Y-T. 2011. Human rights, ethics, and the protection of intravenous drug users are much improved in China. JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, 57:e31-e32

94.    Chen S-Y, Xu L, Lü L-B, Yao Y-G*. 2011. Genetic diversity and matrilineal structure in Chinese tree shrews inhabiting Kunming, China. Zoological Research 32:17-23

95.    Bi R, Li W-L, Chen M-Q, Zhu Z, Yao Y-G*. 2011. Rapid identification of mtDNA somatic mutations in gastric cancer tissues based on the mtDNA phylogeny. Mutation Research/Fundamental and Molecular Mechanisms of Mutagenesis, 709-710:15-20

96.    Fan L, Yao Y-G*. 2011. MitoTool: A web server for the analysis and retrieval of human mitochondrial DNA sequence variations. Mitochondrion, 11: 351-356

97.    Peng M-S, Palanichamy MG, Yao Y-G, Mitra B, Cheng YT, Zhao M, Liu J, Wang H-W, Pan H, Wang W-Z, Zhang A-M, Zhang W, Wang D, Zou Y, Yang Y, Chaudhuri TK, Kong Q-P, Zhang Y-P. 2011. Inland post-glacial dispersal in East Asia revealed by mitochondrial haplogroup M9a'b. BMC Biology 9: 2 (doi: 10.1186/1741-7007-9-2.)

98.    Wang Y, Zhu Q, Zhao XL, Yao Y-G, Liu Y-P. 2011. Age-related expression profile of the SLC27A1 gene in chicken tissues. Molecular Biology Reports, 38: 5139-5145

99.    Li Y-Y, Li X-A, He L, Qang D, Chen W-Y, Chen L, Lu J-B, Yao Y-G. 2011. Trends in new leprosy case detection over 57 years (1952-2008) in Yuxi, Yunnan Province of Southwest China. Leprosy Review, 82:6-16

100.  Zhang W, Chen X*, Gong W, Tang J, Tan L, Guo H, Yao Y-G*. 2010. Common promoter variants of the NDUFV2 gene do not confer susceptibility to schizophrenia in Han Chinese. Behavioral and Brain Functions 6: 75 (doi:10.1186/1744-9081-6-75)

101.  Yu D, Jia X, Zhang A-M, Li S, Zou Y, Zhang Q*, Yao Y-G*. 2010. Mitochondrial DNA sequence variation and haplogroup distribution in Chinese patients with LHON and m.14484T>C. PLoS ONE,  5(10): e13426

102.  Chen S-Y, Liu Y-P, Yao Y-G*. 2010. Species authentication of commercial beef jerky based on PCR-RFLP analysis of the mitochondrial 12S rRNA gene. Journal of Genetics and Genomics 37: 763-769

103.  Zou Y, Zeng Y, Zhang D-F, Zou S-H, Cheng Y-F*, Yao Y-G*. 2010. IDH1 and IDH2 mutations are frequent in Chinese patients with acute myeloid leukemia but rare in other types of hematological disorders. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 402: 378-383

104.  Bi R, Zhang A-M, Zhang W, Kong Q-P, Wu B-L, Yang X-H, Wang D, Zou Y, Zhang Y-P, Yao Y-G*. 2010. The acquisition of an inheritable 50-bp deletion in the human mtDNA control region does not affect the mtDNA copy number in peripheral blood cells. Human Mutation, 31: 538-543

105.  Zou Y, Jia X, Zhang A-M, Wang W-Z, Li S, Guo X, Kong Q-P, Zhang Q*, Yao Y-G*. 2010. The MT-ND1 and MT-ND5 genes are mutational hotspots for Chinese families with clinical features of LHON but lacking the three primary mutations. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 399: 179-185

106.  Zhang A-M, Jia X, Zhang Q*, Yao Y-G*. 2010. No association between the SNPs (rs3749446 and rs1402000) in the PARL gene and LHON in Chinese patients with m.11778G>A. Human Genetics, 128: 465-468

107.  Bi R, Zhang A-M, Yu D, Chen D, Yao Y-G*. 2010. Screening the three LHON primary mutations in the general Chinese population by using an optimized multiplex allele-specific PCR. Clinica Chimica Acta, 411: 1671-1674

108.  Peng M-S, Quang H-H, Dang K-P, Trieu A-V, Wang H-W, Yao Y-G, Kong Q-P, Zhang Y-P. 2010. Tracing the Austronesian footprint in mainland Southeast Asia: a perspective from mitochondrial DNA. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 27: 2417-2430

109.  Yu D, Jia X, Zhang A-M, Guo X, Zhang Y-P, Zhang Q*, Yao Y-G*. 2010. Molecular characterization of six Chinese families with m.3460G>A and Leber hereditary optic neuropathy. Neurogenetics, 11: 349-356

110.  Wang Y, Zhu Q, Zhao XL, Yao Y-G*, Liu Y-P*. 2010. Association of FATP1 gene polymorphisms with chicken carcass traits in Chinese meat-type quality chicken populations. Molecular Biology Reports, 37: 3683-3690

111.  Kong Q-P, Bandelt H-J, Zhao M, Zhang Y-P, Yao Y-G. 2010. Reply to van Oven: Suggestions and caveats for naming mtDNA haplogroup. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 107: E40-E41 (doi:10.1073/pnas.1000977107; comment)

112.  Wang Q, Wang P, Li S, Xiao X, Jia X, Guo X, Kong Q-P, Yao Y-G, Zhang Q. 2010. Mitochondrial DNA haplogroup distribution in Chaoshanese with and without myopia. Molecular Vision, 16: 303-309

113.  Zhou B, Chen S-Y, Zhu Q, Yao Y-G, Liu Y-P. 2010. Matrilineal components and genetic relationship of Silkies from China and Japan. Journal of Poultry Science, 47: 22-27

114.  Yao Y-G, Salas A, Logan I, Bandelt H-J. 2009. mtDNA data-mining in GenBank needs surveying. American Journal of Human Genetics, 85: 929-933

115.  Zhao M, Kong Q-P, Wang H-W, Peng M-S, Xie X-D, Wang W-Z, Jiayang, Duan J-G, Cai M-C, Zhao S-N, Cidanpingcuo, Tu Y-Q, Wu SF, Yao Y-G, Bandelt H-J, Zhang Y-P. 2009. Mitochondrial genome evidence reveals successful Late Paleolithic settlement on the Tibetan Plateau. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 106: 21230-21235

116.  Bandelt H-J, Salas A, Taylor RW, Yao Y-G*. 2009. The exaggerated status of "novel" and "pathogenic" mtDNA sequence variants due to inadequate database searches. Human Mutation, 30: 191-196

117.  Zhang A-M, Zou Y, Guo X, Jia X, Zhang Q*, Yao Y-G*. 2009 Mitochondrial DNA mutation m.3635G>A may be associated with Leber hereditary optic neuropathy in Chinese. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 386: 392-395

118.  Chen S-Y, Huang Y, Zhu Q, Fontanesi L, Yao Y-G*, Liu Y-P*. 2009. Sequence characterization of the MC1R gene in yak (Poephagus grunniens) breeds with different coat colours. Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology, Volume 2009, Article ID 861046; doi:10.1155/2009/861046

119.  Zhang Z-R, Liu Y-P, Yao Y-G, Jiang X, Du H, Zhu Q. 2009. Identification and association of the single nucleotide polymorphisms in calpain3 (CAPN3) gene with carcass traits in chickens. BMC Genetics, 10: 10; doi:10.1186/1471-2156-10-10

120.  Bandelt H-J, Yao Y-G, Bravi CM, Salas A, Kivisild T. 2009. Median network analysis of defectively sequenced entire mitochondrial genomes from early and contemporary disease studies. Journal of Human Genetics, 54: 174-181

121.  Liu Y-P, Cao S-X, Chen S-Y, Yao Y-G, Liu T-Z. 2009. Genetic diversity of Chinese domestic goat based on the mitochondrial DNA sequence variation. Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics, 126: 80-89

122.  Ji Y, Zhang A-M, Jia X, Zhang Y-P, Xiao X, Li S, Guo X, Bandelt H-J, Zhang Q, Yao Y-G*. 2008. Mitochondrial DNA haplogroups M7b1'2 and M8a affect clinical expression of Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy in Chinese families with the m.11778G→A mutation. American Journal of Human Genetics, 83: 760-768

123.  Yao Y-G*, Kong Q-P, Salas A, Bandelt H-J. 2008. Pseudo-mitochondrial genome haunts disease studies. Journal of Medical Genetics, 45: 769-772

124.  He D-Q, Zhu Q, Chen S-Y, Wang H-Y, Liu Y-P*, Yao Y-G*. 2008. A homogenous nature of Chinese native duck matrilineal pool. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 8: 298; doi:10.1186/1471-2148-8-298

125.  Bandelt H-J, Yao Y-G, Richards M, Salas A. 2008. The brave new era of human genetic testing. BioEssays, 30: 1246-1251

126.  Kong Q-P, Salas A, Sun C, Fuku N, Tanaka M, Zhong L, Wang C-Y, Yao Y-G, Bandelt H-J. 2008. Distilling artificial recombinants from large sets of complete mtDNA genomes. PLoS ONE, 3:e3016; doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0003016

127.  Zhang A-M, Jia X, Yao Y-G*, Zhang Q*. 2008. Co-occurrence of A1555G and G11778A in a Chinese family with high penetrance of Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 376: 221-224

128.  Wang H-W, Jia X, Ji Y, Kong Q-P, Zhang Q*, Yao Y-G*, Zhang Y-P. 2008. Strikingly different penetrance of LHON in two Chinese families with primary mutation G11778A is independent of mtDNA haplogroup background and secondary mutation G13708A. Mutation Research/Fundamental and Molecular Mechanisms of Mutagenesis, 643: 48-53

129.  Bandelt H-J, Yao Y-G, Salas A. 2008. The search of 'novel' mtDNA mutations in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: MITOMAPping as a risk factor. International Journal of Cardiology, 126: 439-442

130.  Chen S-Y, Liu Y-P, Wang W, Gao C-Z, Yao Y-G, Lai S-J. 2008. Dissecting the matrilineal components of Tongjiang cattle from southwest China. Biochemical Genetics, 46: 206-215

131.  Ji Y, Jia X, Zhang Q, Yao Y-G. 2007. mtDNA haplogroup distribution in Chinese patients with Leber’s hereditary optic neuropathy and G11778A mutation. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 364: 238-242

132.  Wu G-S, Yao Y-G, Qu K-X, Ding Z-L, Li H, Palanichamy Mg, Duan Z-Y, Li N, Chen Y-S, Zhang Y-P. 2007. Population phylogenomic analysis of mitochondrial DNA in wild boars and domestic pigs revealed multiple domestication events in East Asia. Genome Biology, 8:R245;  doi:10.1186/gb-2007-8-11-r245

133.  Yao Y-G*, Childs RW, Kajigaya S, McCoy JP, Jr, Young NS. 2007. Mitochondrial DNA sequence heterogeneity of single CD34+ cells after nonmyeloablative allogeneic stem cell transplantation. Stem Cells, 25:2670-2676

134.  Yao Y-G*, Bandelt H-J, Young NS. 2007. External contamination in single cell mtDNA analysis. PLoS ONE, 2: e681; doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0000681

135.  Wang C-Y, Wang H-W, Yao Y-G, Kong Q-P, Zhang Y-P. 2007. Somatic mutations of mitochondrial genome in early stage breast cancer. International Journal of Cancer, 121: 1253-1256

136.  Bandelt H-J, Olivieri A, Bravi C, Yao Y-G, Torroni A, Salas A. 2007. ‘Distorted’ mitochondrial DNA sequences in schizophrenic patients. European Journal of Human Genetics, 15: 400-402

137.  Yao Y-G*, Ogasawara Y, Kajigaya S, Molldrem JJ, Falcão RP, Pintão M-C, McCoy JC, Jr, Rizzatti EG, Young NS*. 2007. Mitochondrial DNA sequence variation in single cells from leukemia patients. Blood, 109: 756-762

138.  Yao Y-G*, Ellison FM, McCoy JP, Jr, Chen J, Young NS. 2007. Age-dependent accumulation of mtDNA mutations in murine hematopoietic stem cells is modulated by the nuclear genetic background. Human Molecular Genetics, 16: 286-294

139.  Lai S-J, Chen S-Y, Liu Y-P, Yao Y-G. 2007. Mitochondrial DNA sequence diversity and origin of Chinese domestic yak. Animal Genetics, 38: 77-80

140.  Bandelt H-J, Yao Y-G, Salas A, Kivisild T, Bravi CM. 2007. High penetrance of sequencing errors and interpretative shortcomings in mtDNA sequence analysis of LHON patients. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 352: 283-291

141.  Wang C-Y, Kong Q-P, Yao Y-G*, Zhang Y-P. 2006. MtDNA mutation C1494T, haplogroup A, and hearing loss in Chinese. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 348: 712-715

142.  Man X-Y, Yang X-H, Cai S-Q, Yao Y-G, Zheng M. 2006. Immunolocalization and expression of vascular endothelial growth factor receptors (VEGFRs) and neuropilins (NRPs) on keratinocytes in human epidermis. Molecular Medicine, 12: 127-136

143.  Yang X-H, Man X-Y, Cai S-Q, Yao Y-G, Bu Z-Y, Zheng M. 2006. Expression of VEGFR-2 on HaCaT cells is regulated by VEGF and plays an active role in mediating VEGF induced effects. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 349: 31-38

144.  Kong Q-P, Bandelt H-J, Sun C, Yao Y-G, Salas A, Achilli A, Wang C-Y, Zhong L, Zhu C-L, Wu S-F, Torroni A, Zhang Y-P. 2006. Updating the East Asian mtDNA phylogeny: a prerequisite for the identification of pathogenic mutations. Human Molecular Genetics, 15: 2076-2086

145.  Yao Y-G*, Salas A, Bravi CM, Bandelt H-J. 2006. A reappraisal of complete mtDNA variation in East Asian families with hearing impairment. Human Genetics, 119: 505-515

146.  Salas A, Yao Y-G, Bandelt H-J. 2006. Mitochondria: more than mitochondrial DNA in cancer - author’s reply. PLoS Medicine, 3: e166; doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.0030166 (comment)

147.  Sun C, Kong Q-P, Palanichamy MG, Agrawal S, Bandelt H-J, Yao Y-G, Khan F, Zhu C-L, Chaudhuri TK, Zhang Y-P. 2006. The dazzling array of basal branches in the mtDNA macrohaplogroup M from India as inferred from complete genomes. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 23: 683-690

148.  Palanichamy MG, Agrawal S, Yao Y-G, Kong Q-P, Sun C, Khan F, Chaudhuri TK, Zhang Y-P. 2006. Comment on ‘‘Reconstructing the origin of Andaman islanders’’. Science, 311: 470; doi: 10.1126/science.1120176 (comment)

149.  Liu Y-P, Zhu Q, Yao Y-G*. 2006. Genetic relationship of Chinese and Japanese gamecocks revealed by mtDNA sequence variation. Biochemical Genetics, 44: 19-29

150.  Liu Y-P, Wu G-S, Yao Y-G, Miao Y-W, Luikart G, Baig M, Beja-Pereira A, Ding Z-L, Palanichamy MG, Zeng F-T, Qiu X-P, Zhang Y-P. 2006. Multiple maternal origins of chickens: out of the Asian jungles? Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 38: 12-19

151.  Lai S-J, Liu Y-P*, Liu Y-X, Li X-W, Yao Y-G*. 2006. Genetic diversity and origin of Chinese cattle revealed by mtDNA D-loop sequence variation. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 38: 146-154

152.  Salas A, Yao Y-G, Macaulay V, Vega A, Carracedo A, Bandelt H-J. 2005. A critical reassessment of the role of mitochondria in tumorigenesis. PLoS Medicine, 2: e296; doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.0020296

153.  Bandelt H-J, Achilli A, Kong Q-P, Salas A, Lutz-Bonengel S, Sun C, Zhang Y-P, Torroni A, Yao Y-G. 2005. Low “penetrance” of phylogenetic knowledge in mitochondrial disease studies. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 333: 122-130

154.  Yao Y-G, Yang HS, Cao Z, Danielsson J, Duh EJ. 2005. Upregulation of placental growth factor by vascular endothelial growth factor via a post-transcriptional mechanism. FEBS Letters, 579: 1227-1234

155.  Bandelt H-J, Yao Y-G, Kivisild T. 2005. Mitochondrial genes and schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, 72: 267-269

156.  Yao Y-G, Kong Q-P, Wang C-Y, Zhu C-L, Zhang Y-P. 2004. Different matrilineal contributions to genetic structure of ethnic populations in Silk-Road region in China. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 21: 2265-2280

157.  Yao Y-G, Duh EJ. 2004. VEGF selectively induces Down syndrome critical region 1 gene expression in endothelial cells: a mechanism for feedback regulation of angiogenesis? Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 321: 648-656

158.  Yao Y-G, Bravi CM, Bandelt H-J. 2004. A call for mtDNA data quality control in forensic science. Forensic Science International, 141: 1-6

159.  Kong Q-P, Yao Y-G, Sun C, Zhu C-L, Zhong L, Wang C-Y, Cai W-W, Xu X-M, Xu A-L, Zhang Y-P. 2004. Phylogeographic analysis of mitochondrial DNA haplogroup F2 in China reveals T12338C in the initiation codon of the ND5 gene not to be pathogenic. Journal of Human Genetics, 49: 414-423

160.  Duh EJ, Yao Y-G, Dagli M, Goldberg MF. 2004. Persistence of fetal vasculature in a patient with Knobloch Syndrome: potential role for endostatin in fetal vascular remodeling of the eye. Ophthalmology, 111: 1885-1888

161.  Luan Y-X, Yao Y-G, Xie R-D, Yang Y-M, Zhang Y-P, Yin W-Y. 2004. Analysis of 18S rRNA gene of Octostigma sinensis (Projapygoidea: Octostigmatidae) supports the monophyly of Diplura. Pedobiologia, 48: 453-459

162.  Yao Y-G*, Macaulay V, Kivisild T, Zhang Y-P, Bandelt H-J. 2003. To trust or not to trust an idiosyncratic mitochondrial data set. American Journal of Human Genetics, 72: 1341-1346

163.  Yao Y-G*, Macaulay V, Kivisild T, Zhang Y-P, Bandelt H-J. 2003. Mitochondrial DNA variation in Amerindians - Reply to Silva et al. American Journal of Human Genetics, 72: 1348-1349 (comment)

164.  Yao Y-G, Zhang Y-P. 2003. Pitfalls in the analysis of ancient human mtDNA. Chinese Science Bulletin, 48: 826-830

165.  Yao Y-G, Kong Q-P, Sun C, Zhang Y-P. 2003. Can the occurrence of rare insertion/deletion polymorphisms in human mtDNA be verified from phylogeny? Chinese Science Bulletin, 48: 663-667

166.  Yao Y-G, Kong Q-P, Man X-Y, Bandelt H-J, Zhang Y-P. 2003. Reconstructing the evolutionary history of China: a caveat about inferences drawn from ancient DNA. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 20: 214-219

167.  Kong Q-P, Yao Y-G, Liu M, Chen C, Zhu C-L, Palanichamy MG, Zhang Y-P. 2003. Mitochondrial DNA sequence polymorphisms of five ethnic populations from northern China. Human Genetics, 113: 391-405

168.  Kong Q-P, Yao Y-G, Sun C, Bandelt H-J, Zhu C-L, Zhang Y-P. 2003. Phylogeny of East Asian mitochondrial DNA lineages inferred from complete sequences. American Journal of Human Genetics, 73: 671-676

169.  Bandelt H-J, Herrnstadt C, Yao Y-G, Kong Q-P, Kivisild T, Rengo C, Scozzari R, Richards M, Villems R, Macaulay V, Howell N, Torroni A, Zhang Y-P. 2003. Identification of Native American founder mtDNAs through the analysis of complete mtDNA sequences: some caveats. Annals of Human Genetics, 67: 512-524

170.  Kong Q-P, Yao Y-G, Huang S-Y, Huang J-F, Zhang Y-P. 2003. Mitochondrial DNA control region and cytochrome b sequence variation in the genus Mystacoleucus Günther (Pisces: Cyprinidae: Barbinae) from China. Biochemical Genetics, 41: 305-313

171.  Man X-Y, Luo H-R, Li X-P, Yao Y-G, Mao C-Z, Zhang Y-P. 2003. Polymerase chain reaction based C4AQ0 and C4BQ0 genotyping: association with systemic lupus erythematosus in southwest Han Chinese. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 62: 71-73

172.  Yao Y-G, Kong Q-P, Bandelt H-J, Kivisild T, Zhang Y-P. 2002. Phylogeographic differentiation of mitochondrial DNA in Han Chinese. American Journal of Human Genetics, 70: 635-651

173.  Yao Y-G, Nie L, Harpending H, Fu Y-X, Yuan Z-G, Zhang Y-P. 2002. Genetic relationship of Chinese ethnic populations revealed by mtDNA sequence diversity. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 118: 63-76

174.  Yao Y-G, Zhang Y-P. 2002. Phylogeographic analysis of mtDNA variation in four ethnic populations from Yunnan Province: new data and a reappraisal. Journal of Human Genetics, 47: 311-318

175.  Yao Y-G, Kong Q-P, Zhang Y-P. 2002. Mitochondrial DNA 5178A polymorphism and longevity. Human Genetics, 111: 462-463

176.  Luo H-R, Lü X-M, Yao Y-G, Horie N, Takeishi K, Jorde LB, Zhang Y-P. 2002. Length polymorphism of thymidylate synthase regulatory region in Chinese populations and evolution of the novel alleles. Biochemical Genetics, 40: 41-51

177.  Zhang Y-W, Fang Y-H, Long H-S, Yao Y-G, Cai Q, Zhang Y-P. 2002. Sequence variation of rbcL gene and evolution of Saccharum and related species. Acta Botanica Yunnanica, 24: 29-36 (In English with Chinese abstract)

178.  Yao Y-G, Yuan Z-G, Zhou Z-D, Geng P-L, Li Q-W, Zhang Y-P. 2001. Frequency of the mtDNA 9-bp deletion in Chinese ethnic groups. Progress in Natural Science, 11: 358-364

179.  Yang Z-Q, Zuo Y-X, Yao Y-G, Chen X-W, Yang G-C, Zhang Y-P. 2001. Analysis of the 18S rRNA genes of Sarcocystis species suggests that the morphologically similar organism from cattle and water buffalo should be considered the same species. Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology, 115: 283-288

180.  Yao Y-G, Kong Q-P, Zhang Y-P. 2001. Methods and thoughts on detecting nucleotide variation in human mitochondrial DNA. Zoological Research, 22: 321-331 (in Chinese)

181.  Yuan Z-G, Yao Y-G, Ma Z-X, Pang Q-P, Jie Y-R, Ma J, Zhang Y-P. 2001. Mitochondrial DNA sequence variations of Zhuang ethnic group in Guangxi. Acta Genetica Sinica, 28:95-102 (in Chinese)

182.  Yu Y-S, Yao Y-G, Kong Q-P, Rong J-Q, Luo Z-G, Ren G-X, Zhang Y-P. 2001. Mitochondrial DNA sequence variations of Shui ethnic group. Acta Genetica Sinica, 28: 691-698 (in Chinese)

183.  Yao Y-G, Watkins WS, Zhang Y-P. 2000. Evolutionary history of the mtDNA 9-bp deletion in Chinese populations and its relevance to the peopling of East and Southeast Asia. Human Genetics, 107: 504-512

184.  Yao Y-G, Lü X-M, Luo H-R, Li W-H, Zhang Y-P. 2000. Gene admixture in the silk road of China: evidence from mtDNA and melanocortin 1 receptor polymorphism. Genes & Genetic Systems, 75: 173-178

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186.  Yao Y-G, Zhang Y-P. 2000. Mitochondrial DNA and human evolution. Zoological Research, 21: 392-406 (in Chinese)

187.  Zhou J-L, Yao Y-G, Huang M-H, Yang D-T, Lü S-Q, Zhang Y-P. 2000. Phylogenetic relationships among Viperidae, Crotalinae based on mitochondrial 12S rRNA sequence variations. Acta Genetica Sinica, 27: 283-289 (in Chinese)


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