Research Group
Tel:  20778058

Research Interests
My lab’s interests focus on the molecular mechanism of membrane proteins, especially the proteins involved in lipid metabolism. We are mainly using solution NMR spectroscopy to determine the 3D structures of key membrane proteins, and combining other structural and molecular technologies to characterize the structure, function and dynamics of membrane protein complexes. The long term goal is to provide the biological insights in the fundamental processes of lipid metabolism in living organisms and also enhance the applications in therapeutics.

Selected Publications

1. Bo OuYang, James J. Chou, “The minimalist architectures of viroporins and their therapeutic implications”, Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, 2013, 1838:1058-1067
2. Bo OuYang, Shiqi Xie, Marcelo J. Berardi, Xinhao Zhao, Jyoti Dev, Wenjing Yu, Bing Sun & James J. Chou, “Unusual architecture of the p7 channel from hepatitis C virus”, Nature, 2013,498, 521-526
3. Eliana K. Asciutto, Jeffry D. Madura, Susan S. Pochapsky, Bo OuYang, Thomas C. Pochapksy, “Structural and dynamic implications of an effector-induced backbone amide cis-trans isomerization in cytochrome P450cam”, Journal of Molecular Biology, 2009, 388, 801-814
4. Susan S. Pochapsky, Marina Dang, Bo OuYang, Alana K. Simorellis and Thomas C. Pochapsky, “Redox-dependent dynamics in cytochrome P450cam”, Biochemistry, 2009, 48, 4254-4261
5. Bo OuYang, Susan S. Pochapsky, Marina Dang and Thomas C. Pochapsky “A functional proline switch in cytochrome P450cam”, Structure 2008, 16, 916-923.
6. Yoshitomo Hamuro, Kathleen S. Molnar, Stephen J. Coales, Bo OuYang, Alana Simorellis and Thomas C. Pochapsky, “Tandem mass spectrometry for investigation of backbone dynamics of oxidized and reduced cytochrome P450cam” Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry, 2008, 102, 364-370
7. Thomas C. Pochapsky, Tingting Ju, Marina Dang, Rachel Beaulieu, Gina M. Pagani, and Bo OuYang, “Nickel in acireductone dioxygenase”, Met. Ions Life Sci., 2007, 2, 473-500
8. Bo OuYang, Susan S. Pochapsky, Gina M. Pagani, and Thomas C. Pochapsky, “Specific effects of potassium ion binding on wild-type and L358P cytochrome P450cam”, Biochemistry, 2006, 45, 14379-14388
9. Margret Sauter, Rene Lorbiecke, Bo OuYang, Thomas C. Pochapsky and Guillaume Rzewuski, “The immediate-early ethylene response gene OsARD1 encodes an Acireductone dioxygenase involved in recycling of the ethylene precursor S-adenosylmethionine”, Plant Journal, 2005, 44, 718-729
10. Bo OuYang, Chang-Qiang Ke, Zhi-Sheng He, Yi-Ping Yang and Yang Ye, “Brazilide A, a novel lactone with an unprecedented skeleton from Caesalpinia sappan”, Tetrahedron letters, 2002, 43, 1731-1733
Education Background & Academic Experience
B.S. 1999 Beijing Normal University
M.S. 2002 Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica
Ph.D. 2008 Brandeis University
Postdoc Fellow 2008 – 2009 Brandeis University
Postdoc Fellow 2009- 2012 Harvard Medical School
NMR application manager 2012-2014 Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology
Principal Investigator 2014- Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology

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