Zhenqi Zhou*

Research Interests:

Molecular Biology, Mitochondria, Metabolism,

Publications:

Zhou Z, Ma A, Moore TM, Wolf DM, Yang N, Tran P, Segawa M, Strumwasser AR, Ren W, Fu K, Wanagat J, van der Bliek AM, Crosbie-Watson R, Liesa M, Stiles L, Acin-Perez R, Mahata S, Shirihai O, Goodarzi MO, Handzlik M, Metallo CM, Walker DW, Hevener AL. Drp1 controls complex II assembly and skeletal muscle metabolism by Sdhaf2 action on mitochondria. Sci Adv. 2024 Apr 05; 10(14):eadl0389. view on PubMed

Zhang S, Yan H, Ding J, Wang R, Feng Y, Zhang X, Kong X, Gong H, Lu X, Ma A, Hua Y, Liu H, Guo J, Gao H, Zhou Z, Wang R, Chen P, Liu T, Kong X. Skeletal muscle-specific DJ-1 ablation-induced atrogenes expression and mitochondrial dysfunction contributing to muscular atrophy. J Cachexia Sarcopenia Muscle. 2023 Oct; 14(5):2126-2142. view on PubMed

Yao T, Yan H, Zhu X, Zhang Q, Kong X, Guo S, Feng Y, Wang H, Hua Y, Zhang J, Mittelman SD, Tontonoz P, Zhou Z, Liu T, Kong X. Obese Skeletal Muscle-Expressed Interferon Regulatory Factor 4 Transcriptionally Regulates Mitochondrial Branched-Chain Aminotransferase Reprogramming Metabolome. Diabetes. 2022 11 01; 71(11):2256-2271. view on PubMed

Cao Y, Wang Y, Zhou Z, Pan C, Jiang L, Zhou Z, Meng Y, Charugundla S, Li T, Allayee H, Seldin MM, Lusis AJ. Liver-heart cross-talk mediated by coagulation factor XI protects against heart failure. Science. 2022 09 23; 377(6613):1399-1406. view on PubMed

Velez LM, Van C, Moore T, Zhou Z, Johnson C, Hevener AL, Seldin MM. Genetic variation of putative myokine signaling is dominated by biological sex and sex hormones. Elife. 2022 04 13; 11. view on PubMed

Moore TM, Terrazas A, Strumwasser AR, Lin AJ, Zhu X, Anand ATS, Nguyen CQ, Stiles L, Norheim F, Lang JM, Hui ST, Turcotte LP, Zhou Z. Effect of voluntary exercise upon the metabolic syndrome and gut microbiome composition in mice. Physiol Rep. 2021 11; 9(21):e15068. view on PubMed

Moore TM, Zhou Z, Strumwasser AR, Cohn W, Lin AJ, Cory K, Whitney K, Ho T, Ho T, Lee JL, Rucker DH, Hoang AN, Widjaja K, Abrishami AD, Charugundla S, Stiles L, Whitelegge JP, Turcotte LP, Wanagat J, Hevener AL. Age-induced mitochondrial DNA point mutations are inadequate to alter metabolic homeostasis in response to nutrient challenge. Aging Cell. 2020 11; 19(11):e13166. view on PubMed

Hevener AL, Ribas V, Moore TM, Zhou Z. ERα in the Control of Mitochondrial Function and Metabolic Health. Trends Mol Med. 2021 01; 27(1):31-46. view on PubMed

Zhou Z, Moore TM, Drew BG, Ribas V, Wanagat J, Civelek M, Segawa M, Wolf DM, Norheim F, Seldin MM, Strumwasser AR, Whitney KA, Lester E, Reddish BR, Vergnes L, Reue K, Rajbhandari P, Tontonoz P, Lee J, Mahata SK, Hewitt SC, Shirihai O, Gastonbury C, Small KS, Laakso M, Jensen J, Lee S, Drevon CA, Korach KS, Lusis AJ, Hevener AL. Estrogen receptor α controls metabolism in white and brown adipocytes by regulating Polg1 and mitochondrial remodeling. Sci Transl Med. 2020 08 05; 12(555). view on PubMed

Zhu X, Yao T, Wang R, Guo S, Wang X, Zhou Z, Zhang Y, Zhuo X, Wang R, Li JZ, Liu T, Kong X. IRF4 in Skeletal Muscle Regulates Exercise Capacity via PTG/Glycogen Pathway. Adv Sci (Weinh). 2020 Oct; 7(19):2001502. view on PubMed

Moore TM, Lin AJ, Strumwasser AR, Cory K, Whitney K, Ho T, Ho T, Lee JL, Rucker DH, Nguyen CQ, Yackly A, Mahata SK, Wanagat J, Stiles L, Turcotte LP, Crosbie RH, Zhou Z. Mitochondrial Dysfunction Is an Early Consequence of Partial or Complete Dystrophin Loss in mdx Mice. Front Physiol. 2020; 11:690. view on PubMed

Hevener AL, Ribas V, Moore TM, Zhou Z. The Impact of Skeletal Muscle ERα on Mitochondrial Function and Metabolic Health. Endocrinology. 2020 02 01; 161(2). view on PubMed

Moore TM, Zhou Z, Cohn W, Norheim F, Lin AJ, Kalajian N, Strumwasser AR, Cory K, Whitney K, Ho T, Ho T, Lee JL, Rucker DH, Shirihai O, van der Bliek AM, Whitelegge JP, Seldin MM, Lusis AJ, Lee S, Drevon CA, Mahata SK, Turcotte LP, Hevener AL. The impact of exercise on mitochondrial dynamics and the role of Drp1 in exercise performance and training adaptations in skeletal muscle. Mol Metab. 2019 03; 21:51-67. view on PubMed

Hevener AL, Zhou Z, Moore TM, Drew BG, Ribas V. The impact of ERα action on muscle metabolism and insulin sensitivity - Strong enough for a man, made for a woman. Mol Metab. 2018 09; 15:20-34. view on PubMed

Zhou Z, Ribas V, Rajbhandari P, Drew BG, Moore TM, Fluitt AH, Reddish BR, Whitney KA, Georgia S, Vergnes L, Reue K, Liesa M, Shirihai O, van der Bliek AM, Chi NW, Mahata SK, Tiano JP, Hewitt SC, Tontonoz P, Korach KS, Mauvais-Jarvis F, Hevener AL. Estrogen receptor α protects pancreatic β-cells from apoptosis by preserving mitochondrial function and suppressing endoplasmic reticulum stress. J Biol Chem. 2018 03 30; 293(13):4735-4751. view on PubMed

Hevener AL, Zhou Z, Drew BG, Ribas V. The Role of Skeletal Muscle Estrogen Receptors in Metabolic Homeostasis and Insulin Sensitivity. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2017; 1043:257-284. view on PubMed

Dhamad AE, Zhou Z, Zhou J, Du Y. Systematic Proteomic Identification of the Heat Shock Proteins (Hsp) that Interact with Estrogen Receptor Alpha (ERα) and Biochemical Characterization of the ERα-Hsp70 Interaction. PLoS One. 2016; 11(8):e0160312. view on PubMed

Ribas V, Drew BG, Zhou Z, Phun J, Kalajian NY, Soleymani T, Daraei P, Widjaja K, Wanagat J, de Aguiar Vallim TQ, Fluitt AH, Bensinger S, Le T, Radu C, Whitelegge JP, Beaven SW, Tontonoz P, Lusis AJ, Parks BW, Vergnes L, Reue K, Singh H, Bopassa JC, Toro L, Stefani E, Watt MJ, Schenk S, Akerstrom T, Kelly M, Pedersen BK, Hewitt SC, Korach KS, Hevener AL. Skeletal muscle action of estrogen receptor α is critical for the maintenance of mitochondrial function and metabolic homeostasis in females. Sci Transl Med. 2016 Apr 13; 8(334):334ra54. view on PubMed

Parks BW, Sallam T, Mehrabian M, Psychogios N, Hui ST, Norheim F, Castellani LW, Rau CD, Pan C, Phun J, Zhou Z, Yang WP, Neuhaus I, Gargalovic PS, Kirchgessner TG, Graham M, Lee R, Tontonoz P, Gerszten RE, Hevener AL, Lusis AJ. Genetic architecture of insulin resistance in the mouse. Cell Metab. 2015 Feb 03; 21(2):334-347. view on PubMed

Drew BG, Hamidi H, Zhou Z, Villanueva CJ, Krum SA, Calkin AC, Parks BW, Ribas V, Kalajian NY, Phun J, Daraei P, Christofk HR, Hewitt SC, Korach KS, Tontonoz P, Lusis AJ, Slamon DJ, Hurvitz SA, Hevener AL. Estrogen receptor (ER)α-regulated lipocalin 2 expression in adipose tissue links obesity with breast cancer progression. J Biol Chem. 2015 Feb 27; 290(9):5566-81. view on PubMed

Drew BG, Ribas V, Le JA, Henstridge DC, Phun J, Zhou Z, Soleymani T, Daraei P, Sitz D, Vergnes L, Wanagat J, Reue K, Febbraio MA, Hevener AL. HSP72 is a mitochondrial stress sensor critical for Parkin action, oxidative metabolism, and insulin sensitivity in skeletal muscle. Diabetes. 2014 May; 63(5):1488-505. view on PubMed

Zhou Z, Zhou J, Du Y. Estrogen receptor beta interacts and colocalizes with HADHB in mitochondria. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2012 Oct 19; 427(2):305-8. view on PubMed

Zhou Z, Zhou J, Du Y. Estrogen receptor alpha interacts with mitochondrial protein HADHB and affects beta-oxidation activity. Mol Cell Proteomics. 2012 Jul; 11(7):M111.011056. view on PubMed