Zheng Cao, M.D., Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor

Faculty Appointments
Research Assistant Professor of Medicine
Ph.D., Biochemistry, Shanghai Medical University, Shanghai, ChinaM.S., Biochemistry, Nantong Medical College, Jiangsu, ChinaM.D., Medicine, Nantong Medical College, Jiangsu, China
Office Address
4140 MRB III
21 Ave S.
Nashviile, TN 37232-8355
Cao Z, Yan X, Grissom WA. Array-compressed parallel transmit pulse design. Magn Reson Med [print-electronic]. 2016 Oct; 76(4): 1158-69. PMID: 26510117, PMCID: PMC4848238, DOI: 10.1002/mrm.26020, ISSN: 1522-2594.

Li S, Zhang R, Yuan Y, Yi S, Chen Q, Gong L, Liu J, Ding F, Cao Z, Gu X. MiR-340 Regulates Fibrinolysis and Axon Regrowth Following Sciatic Nerve Injury. Mol. Neurobiol [print-electronic]. 2016 Jun 6/25/2016; PMID: 27344331, PII: 10.1007/s12035-016-9965-4, DOI: 10.1007/s12035-016-9965-4, ISSN: 1559-1182.

Wang C, Jung D, Cao Z, Chung CY. Adenylyl cyclase localization to the uropod of aggregating Dictyostelium cells requires RacC. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun [print-electronic]. 2015 Sep 9/25/2015; 465(3): 613-9. PMID: 26315268, PMCID: PMC4641885, PII: S0006-291X(15)30462-9, DOI: 10.1016/j.bbrc.2015.08.072, ISSN: 1090-2104.

Cheng Q, Yuan Y, Sun C, Gu X, Cao Z, Ding F. Neurotrophic and neuroprotective actions of Achyranthes bidentata polypeptides on cultured dorsal root ganglia of rats and on crushed common peroneal nerve of rabbits. Neurosci. Lett [print-electronic]. 2014 Mar 3/6/2014; 562: 7-12. PMID: 24361134, PII: S0304-3940(13)01088-4, DOI: 10.1016/j.neulet.2013.12.015, ISSN: 1872-7972.

Wang S, Yan J, Anderson DA, Xu Y, Kanal MC, Cao Z, Wright CV, Gu G. Neurog3 gene dosage regulates allocation of endocrine and exocrine cell fates in the developing mouse pancreas. Dev. Biol [print-electronic]. 2010 Mar 3/1/2010; 339(1): 26-37. PMID: 20025861, PMCID: PMC2824035, PII: S0012-1606(09)01398-0, DOI: 10.1016/j.ydbio.2009.12.009, ISSN: 1095-564X.

Cao Z, Li C, Higginbotham JN, Franklin JL, Tabb DL, Graves-Deal R, Hill S, Cheek K, Jerome WG, Lapierre LA, Goldenring JR, Ham AJ, Coffey RJ. Use of fluorescence-activated vesicle sorting for isolation of Naked2-associated, basolaterally targeted exocytic vesicles for proteomics analysis. Mol. Cell Proteomics [print-electronic]. 2008 Sep; 7(9): 1651-67. PMID: 18504258, PMCID: PMC2528074, PII: M700155-MCP200, DOI: 10.1074/mcp.M700155-MCP200, ISSN: 1535-9484.

Li C, Hao M, Cao Z, Ding W, Graves-Deal R, Hu J, Piston DW, Coffey RJ. Naked2 acts as a cargo recognition and targeting protein to ensure proper delivery and fusion of TGF-alpha containing exocytic vesicles at the lower lateral membrane of polarized MDCK cells. Mol. Biol. Cell [print-electronic]. 2007 Aug; 18(8): 3081-93. PMID: 17553928, PMCID: PMC1949375, PII: E07-02-0172, DOI: 10.1091/mbc.E07-02-0172, ISSN: 1059-1524.

Cash DM, Miga MI, Glasgow SC, Dawant BM, Clements LW, Cao Z, Galloway RL, Chapman WC. Concepts and preliminary data toward the realization of image-guided liver surgery. J. Gastrointest. Surg. 2007 Jul; 11(7): 844-59. PMID: 17458587, PMCID: PMC3839065, DOI: 10.1007/s11605-007-0090-6, ISSN: 1091-255X.

Cao Z, Pan S, Li R, Balachandran R, Fitzpatrick JM, Chapman WC, Dawant BM. Registration of medical images using an interpolated closest point transform: method and validation. Med Image Anal. 2004 Dec; 8(4): 421-7. PMID: 15567706, PII: S1361841504000040, DOI: 10.1016/j.media.2004.01.002, ISSN: 1361-8415.

Li C, Franklin JL, Graves-Deal R, Jerome WG, Cao Z, Coffey RJ. Myristoylated Naked2 escorts transforming growth factor alpha to the basolateral plasma membrane of polarized epithelial cells. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A [print-electronic]. 2004 Apr 4/13/2004; 101(15): 5571-6. PMID: 15064403, PMCID: PMC397424, PII: 0401294101, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0401294101, ISSN: 0027-8424.