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Sherry Zhang Publications and Book Chapter

1. Zhang, Y., and Schläppi, M. (2007) Cold responsive EARLI1 type HyPRPs improve freezing survival of yeast cells and form higher order complexes in plants. Planta 227: 233-243.


2. Baye, T.M., Zhang, Y., Smith, E., Hillard, C.J., Gunnell, J., Myklebust, J., James, R., Kissebah, A.H., Olivier, M. and Wilke, R.A. (2008) Genetic variation in cannabinoid receptor 1 (CNR1) is associated with derangements in lipid homeostasis, independent of body mass index. Pharmacogenomics 9 (11): 1647-1656 


3. Zhang, Y., Sonnenberg, G.E., Baye, T.M., Littrell, J., Gunnell, J., DeLaForest, A., MacKinney, E., Hillard, C.J., Kissebah, A.H., Olivier, M. and Wilke, R.A. (2010) Obesity-related dyslipidemia associated with FAAH, independent of insulin response, in multigenerational families of Northern European descent. Pharmacogenomics 10 (12): 1929-1939


4. Smith, E.M., Zhang, Y., Baye, T.M., Gawrieh, S., Cole, R., Blangero, J., Carless, M.A., Curran, J.E., Dyer, T.D., Abraham, L.J., Moses, E.K., Kissebah, A.H., Martin, L.J., and Olivier, M. (2010) INSIG1 influences obesity-related hypertriglyceridemia in humans. Journal of Lipid Research 51: 701-708


5. Zhang, Y., Smith, E.M., Baye, T.M., Kissebah, A.H., Martin, L.J., and Olivie, M. (2010) Serotonin (5-HT) receptor 5A sequence variants affect human plasma triglyceride levels. Physiological Genomics 42: 168-176


6. Wu, C., Chen, S., Shortreed, M.R., Kreitinger, G. M., Yuan, Y., Frey, B. L., Zhang, Y., Mirza, S., Cirillo, L. A., Olivier, M., and Smith, L. M.. Sequence-specific capture of protein-DNA complexes for mass spectrometric protein identification. (2011) PLoS One 6: e26217


7. Zhang, Y., Kent, Jr. J.W., Olivier, M., Ali, O., Broeckel, U., Abdou, R.M., Dyer, T.D.Comuzzie, A., Curran, J.E., Carless, M.A., Rainwater, D.L., Göring, H.H.H., Blangero, J. and Kissebah, A.H. (2013) QTL-based association analyses reveal novel genes influencing pleiotropy of Metabolic Syndrome (MetS). Obesity DOI: 10.1002/oby.20324 


8. Zhang, Y., Kent, Jr. J.W., Lee, A., Cerjak, D., Ali, O., Diasio, R. Olivier, M., Blangero, J., Carless, M.A., and Kissebah, A.H. (2013) Fatty acid binding protein 3 (fabp3) is associated with insulin, lipids and cardiovascular phenotypes of the metabolic syndrome through epigenetic modifications in a Northern European family population. BMC Medical Genomics 6:9 doi:10.1186/1755-8794-6-9


9. Zhang Y., Kent, Jr. J.W., Olivier, M., Ali, O., Abdou, R.M., Dyer, T.D., Curran, J.E., Carless, M.A., Göring, H.H.H., Blangero, J. and Kissebah, A.H. (2013) A comprehensive analysis of adiponectin QTLs using SNP association, SNP cis-effects on peripheral blood gene expressions and gene expression correlation identified novel metabolic syndrome (MetS) genes with potential role in carcinogenesis and systemic inflammation. BMC Medical Genomics, 6:14. DOI: 10.1186/1755-8794-6-14


10. Ali, O., Cerjak, D., Kent, Jr. J.W., James, R, Blangero, J., Kissebah, A. H., and Zhang, Y. (2014) Obesity, Central Adiposity and Cardiometabolic Risk Factors in Children and Adolescents: a Family-based Study. Pediatric Obesity 9(3): e58–e62


11. Zhang, Y., Cerjak, D., Ali, O. (2014) Finding Epigenetic Determinants of the Metabolic Syndrome. Austin Journal of Endocrinology and Diabetes 1(6):1029


12. Ali, O, Cerjak, D, Kent, JW Jr, James, R., Blangero, J., Carless M.A., Zhang, Y.(2015) An epigenetic map of age-associated autosomal loci in northern European families at high risk for the Metabolic Syndrome. Clinical Epigenetics 7 (1):12


13. Hayes, MG., Urbanek, M., Ehrmann, D.A., Armstrong, L.L., Zhang, Y., Roland, J., Olivier, M., Kissebah, A. H., Reproductive Medicine Network,Stener-Victorin, E., Legro, R.S., and Dunaif, A. (2015) Genome-wide association of polycystic ovary syndrome implicates alterations in gonadotropin secretion in European ancestry populations. Nature Commun 6:7502


14. Ali, O., Cerjak, D., Kent, JW Jr., James, R., Blangero, J., Carless, M.A., Zhang, Y. (2016) Methylation of SOCS3 is inversely associated with metabolic syndrome in an epigenome-wide metabolic syndrome in an epigenome-wide association study of obesity. Epigenetics 11:9, 699-707 


15. Kaul, S., Xu, H., Zabalawi, M., Maruko, E., Fulp, BE., Bluemn, T., Brzoza-Lewis, K.L., Gerelus, M., Weerasekera, R., Kallinger, R., James, R., Zhang, Y.S., Thomas, M.J., Sorci-Thomas, M.G. (2016) Lipid-Free Apolipoprotein A-I Reduces Progression of Atherosclerosis by Mobilizing Microdomain Cholesterol and Attenuating the Number of CD131 Expressing Cells: Monitoring Cholesterol Homeostasis Using the Cellular Ester to Total Cholesterol Ratio. J Am Heart Assoc. Nov 7;5(11). pii: e004401. 


16. Zhang, Y., Smith, E., and Olivier, M. (2008). Putting the Invader® Assay to Work: Lab Application and Data Management. In: Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms: Methods and Protocols (the Methods in Molecular Biology series), 2nd edition. Vol: 578: page 363-377. Humana Press, Totowa, NJ

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