Huan Tao, M.D., Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor
Faculty Appointments
Research Assistant Professor of Medicine
Ph.D., Internal Medicine, Nanjing University, Nanjing, ChinaM.D., Nanjing Medical College, Nanjing, China
Gharib M, Tao H, Fungwe TV, Hajri T. Cluster Differentiating 36 (CD36) Deficiency Attenuates Obesity-Associated Oxidative Stress in the Heart. PLoS ONE. 2016; 11(5): e0155611. PMID: 27195707, PMCID: PMC4873222, PII: PONE-D-15-44361, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0155611, ISSN: 1932-6203.

Tao H, Yancey PG, Babaev VR, Blakemore JL, Zhang Y, Ding L, Fazio S, Linton MF. Macrophage SR-BI mediates efferocytosis via Src/PI3K/Rac1 signaling and reduces atherosclerotic lesion necrosis. J. Lipid Res [print-electronic]. 2015 Aug; 56(8): 1449-60. PMID: 26059978, PMCID: PMC4513986, PII: jlr.M056689, DOI: 10.1194/jlr.M056689, ISSN: 1539-7262.

Tao H, Hajri T. Very low density lipoprotein receptor promotes adipocyte differentiation and mediates the proadipogenic effect of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma agonists. Biochem. Pharmacol [print-electronic]. 2011 Dec 12/15/2011; 82(12): 1950-62. PMID: 21924248, PII: S0006-2952(11)00683-6, DOI: 10.1016/j.bcp.2011.09.003, ISSN: 1873-2968.

Babaev VR, Runner RP, Fan D, Ding L, Zhang Y, Tao H, Erbay E, Görgün CZ, Fazio S, Hotamisligil GS, Linton MF. Macrophage Mal1 deficiency suppresses atherosclerosis in low-density lipoprotein receptor-null mice by activating peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-¿-regulated genes. Arterioscler. Thromb. Vasc. Biol [print-electronic]. 2011 Jun; 31(6): 1283-90. PMID: 21474828, PMCID: PMC3135083, PII: ATVBAHA.111.225839, DOI: 10.1161/ATVBAHA.111.225839, ISSN: 1524-4636.

Ma Y, Nyman JS, Tao H, Moss HH, Yang X, Elefteriou F. ß2-Adrenergic receptor signaling in osteoblasts contributes to the catabolic effect of glucocorticoids on bone. Endocrinology [print-electronic]. 2011 Apr; 152(4): 1412-22. PMID: 21266510, PMCID: PMC3060633, PII: en.2010-0881, DOI: 10.1210/en.2010-0881, ISSN: 1945-7170.

Hajri T, Tao H, Wattacheril J, Marks-Shulman P, Abumrad NN. Regulation of adiponectin production by insulin: interactions with tumor necrosis factor-a and interleukin-6. Am. J. Physiol. Endocrinol. Metab [print-electronic]. 2011 Feb; 300(2): E350-60. PMID: 21062957, PMCID: PMC3280698, PII: ajpendo.00307.2010, DOI: 10.1152/ajpendo.00307.2010, ISSN: 1522-1555.

Tao H, Aakula S, Abumrad NN, Hajri T. Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-gamma regulates the expression and function of very-low-density lipoprotein receptor. Am. J. Physiol. Endocrinol. Metab [print-electronic]. 2010 Jan; 298(1): E68-79. PMID: 19861583, PMCID: PMC2806108, PII: ajpendo.00367.2009, DOI: 10.1152/ajpendo.00367.2009, ISSN: 1522-1555.

Hajri T, Hall AM, Jensen DR, Pietka TA, Drover VA, Tao H, Eckel R, Abumrad NA. CD36-facilitated fatty acid uptake inhibits leptin production and signaling in adipose tissue. Diabetes [print-electronic]. 2007 Jul; 56(7): 1872-80. PMID: 17440173, PII: db06-1699, DOI: 10.2337/db06-1699, ISSN: 1939-327X.