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Yan Huang

Yan Huang

Assistant Professor

Director Experiment Station

(ANSC)-Animal Science

Phone: 479-575-6397

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1) Nutritional Skeletal Muscle Development. Cell signaling pathways in the regulations of myogenesis, fibrogenesis, and adipogenesis

2) Transgenic beef cattle

3) Nutrition, mitochondria, and metabolism.

ANSC510V Muscle Growth & Development

  • Postdoc Fellow: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center; Barth Syndrome and Mitochondrial Function
  • Ph.D.: University of Wyoming, Animal and Veterinary Science (Muscle Biology and Meat Science)
  • M.S.: Dankook University, Animal Science (Animal Nutrition)
  • B.S.: China Agricultural University, Animal Science
  • Yan Huang, C. Powers, S. K. Madala, K. D. Greis, W. D. Haffey, J. A. Towbin, E. Purevjav, S. Javadov, A. W. Strauss, Z. Khuchua (2015). Cardiac Metabolic Pathways Affected in the Mouse Model of Barth Syndrome.  PLoS ONE. 2015; 10(6): e0128561.   doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0128561
  • Yan Huang (2014). A glance of pneumococcal vaccination and heart disease. Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research. 2014; 5 (4), 1-2. Editorial | doi:10.5530/jcdr.2014.4.1
  • Dingding Xiong , H. He, J. James, C. Tokunaga, C. Powers, Y. Huang, H. Osinska, J. Towbin, E. Purevjav, J. A. Balschi, S. Javadov, F. X. McGowan Jr, A. W. Strauss, and Z. Khuchua (2014). Cardiac-specific VLCAD deficiency induces dilated cardiomyopathy and cold intolerance. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2014 Feb. Vol. 306. no. H326-H338 DOI: 10.1152/ajpheart.00931.2012
  • Powers, C., Y. Huang, A. Strauss, and Z. Khuchua (2013) Diminished Exercise Capacity and Mitochondrial bc1 Complex Deficiency in Tafazzin-Knockdown Mice. Front Physiol. 2013; 4: 74. Published online 2013 April 17. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2013.00074
  • M. Du, Y. Huang, A. K. Das, Q. Yang, M. S. Duarte, M. V. Dodson, and M. J. Zhu (2013). MEAT SCIENCE AND MUSCLE BIOLOGY SYMPOSIUM: Manipulating mesenchymal progenitor cell differentiation to optimize performance and carcass value of beef cattle. J Anim Sci. 2013 Mar; 91(3):1419-27. doi: 10.2527/jas.2012-5670. Epub 2012 Oct 16. 
  • Yan Huang, Q. Yang, A. K. Das, M. J. Zhu, and M. Du. (2012). Zfp423 promotes adipogenic differentiation of bovine stromal vascular cells. PLoS ONE. 2012; 7(10):e47496. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0047496. Epub 2012 Oct 10. 
  • Yan, Xu, Y. Huang, J. X. Zhao, C. J. Rogers, M. Zhu, S. P. Ford, P. W. Nathanielsz, and M. Du. (2013). Maternal obesity down-regulates microRNA let-7g expression, a possible mechanism for enhanced adipogenesis during ovine fetal skeletal muscle development. International Journal of Obesity, (2013) 37, 568–575; doi:10.1038/ijo.2012.69; published online 22 May 2012. 
  • Yan Huang, J. X. Zhao, X. Yan, M. J. Zhu, N. M. Long, R. J. McCormick, S. P. Ford, P. W. Nathanielsz, and M. Du. (2012). Maternal Obesity Enhances Collagen Accumulation and Cross-Linking in Skeletal Muscle of Ovine Offspring. PLoS ONE. 2012; 7(2):e31691. Epub 2012 Feb 14.
  • Hui Wang, J. X. Zhao, Y. Huang, X. Yan, A. M. Meyer, M. Du, K. A. Vonnahme, L. P. Reynolds, J. S. Caton, and M. J. Zhu. (2012). Effects of maternal plane of nutrition and elevated dietary selenium in first parity ewes on inflammatory response in the ovine neonatal gut. Journal of Animal Science. 2011. 2011-4155
  • Min Du, J. X. Zhao, X. Yan, Y. Huang, L. V. Nicodemus, W. Yue, R. J. McCormick, and M. J. Zhu. (2011). Fetal muscle development, mesenchymal multipotent cell differentiation, and associated signaling pathways. Journal of animal science. February 2011 vol. 89 no. 2:583-590
  • Xu Yan, Y. Huang, J. X. Zhao, N. M. Long, A. B. Uthlaut, M. J. Zhu, S. P. Ford, P. W. Nathanielsz, and M. Du. (2011) Maternal obesity-impaired insulin signaling in sheep and induced lipid accumulation and fibrosis in skeletal muscle of offspring. Biology of Reproduction. 2011 vol. 85.172-178
  • Xu Yan, Y. Huang, H. Wang, M. Du, B. W. Hess, S. P. Ford, P. W. Nathanielsz, M. J. Zhu. (2011). Maternal obesity induces sustained inflammation in both fetal and offspring large intestine of sheep. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. 2011 Vol.17, Issue 7, 1513–1522
  • Min Du, J. X. Zhao, X. Yan, Y. Huang, L. V. Nicodemus, W. Yue, R. J. McCormick, and M. J. Zhu. Fetal muscle development, mesenchymal multipotent cell differentiation, and associated signaling pathways. Journal of Animal Science. 2011 89:583-590
  • Yan Huang, X. Yan, J. X. Zhao, M. J. Zhu, R. J. McCormick, S. P. Ford, P. W. Nathanielsz, J. Ren, and M. Du. (2010). Maternal obesity induces fibrosis in fetal myocardium of sheep. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 299: E968–E975. 
  • Yan Huang, X. Yan, M. J. Zhu, R. J. McCormick, S. P. Ford, P. W. Nathanielsz, and M. Du. (2010). Enhanced transforming growth factor-β signaling and fibrogenesis in ovine fetal skeletal muscle of obese dams at late gestation. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 298: E1254–E1260, 2010.
  • Yan Huang, J. S. Yoo, H. J. Kim, Y. Wang, Y. J. Chen, J. H. Cho, and I. H. Kim. (2010). Effects of dietary supplementation with blended essential oils on growth performance, nutrient digestibility, blood profiles and fecal characteristics in weanling pigs. Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences. Vol. 23, No. 5:607 - 613
  • Yan Huang, J. S. Yoo, H. J. Kim, Y. Wang, Y. J. Chen, J. H. Cho, and I. H. Kim. (2010). The effects of different copper (inorganic and organic) and energy (tallow and glycerol) sources on growth performance, nutrient digestibility, and fecal excretion profiles in growing pigs. Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences. Vol. 23, No. 5:573 - 579
  • Yan Huang, J. S. Yoo, H. J. Kim, Y. Wang, Y. J. Chen, J. H. Cho, and I. H. Kim. (2009). Effect of bedding types and different nutrient densities on growth performance, visceral organ weight and blood characteristics in broiler chickens. Journal of Applied Poultry Research. 2009. 18:1-7.