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DENG, Hongkui
Office Address: Jinguang Life Science Building,Peking University, No.5 Yiheyuan Road, Haidian District,Beijing, P.R.China 100871
Lab Address: Jinguang Life Science Building,Peking University, No.5 Yiheyuan Road, Haidian District,Beijing, P.R.China 100871
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Representative Peer-Reviewed Publications
1. Guan J, Wang G, Wang J, Zhang Z, Fu Y, Cheng L, Meng G, Lyu Y, Zhu J, Li Y, Wang Y, Liuyang S, Liu B, Yang Z, He H, Zhong X, Chen Q, Zhang X, Sun S, Lai W, Shi S, Liu L, Wang L, Li C, Lu S, Deng H. Chemical reprogramming of human somatic cells to pluripotent stem cells. Nature. 2022 May;605(7909):325-331.

2. Xu Y, Zhao J, Ren Y, Wang X, Lyu Y, Xie B, Sun Y, Yuan X, Liu H, Yang W, Fu Y, Yu Y, Liu Y, Mu R, Li C, Xu J, Deng H. Derivation of totipotent-like stem cells with blastocyst-like structure forming potential. Cell Res. 2022 Jun;32(6):513-529.

3. Du Y, Liang Z, Wang S, Sun D, Wang X, Liew SY, Lu S, Wu S, Jiang Y, Wang Y, Zhang B, Yu W, Lu Z, Pu Y, Zhang Y, Long H, Xiao S, Liang R, Zhang Z, Guan J, Wang J, Ren H, Wei Y, Zhao J, Sun S, Liu T, Meng G, Wang L, Gu J, Wang T, Liu Y, Li C, Tang C, Shen Z, Peng X, Deng H. Human pluripotent stem-cell-derived islets ameliorate diabetes in non-human primates. Nat Med. 2022 Feb;28(2):272-282.

4. Wang Y, Liu L, Song Y, Yu X, Deng H. Unveiling E2F4, TEAD1 and AP-1 as regulatory transcription factors of the replicative senescence program by multi-omics analysis. Protein Cell. 2022 Jan 12. doi: 10.1007/s13238-021-00894-z

5. Lai W, Xie H, Liu Y, Zheng F, Zhang Y, Lei Q, Lv L, Dong J, Song J, Gao X, Yin M, Wang C, Deng H.Human pluripotent stem cell-derived eosinophils reveal potent cytotoxicity against solid tumors. Stem Cell Reports. 2021 Jul 13;16(7):1697-1704.

6. Liu B, Chen S, Xu Y, Lyu Y, Wang J, Du Y, Sun Y, Liu H, Zhou H, Lai W, Xue A, Yin M, Li C, Bai Y, Xu J, Deng H. Chemically defined and xeno-free culture condition for human extended pluripotent stem cells. Nat Commun. 2021 May 21;12(1):3017.

7. Qu M, Xiong L, Lyu Y, Zhang X, Shen J, Guan J, Chai P, Lin Z, Nie B, Li C, Xu J, Deng H. Establishment of intestinal organoid cultures modeling injury-associated epithelial regeneration. Cell Res. 2021 Mar;31(3):259-271.

8. Ma Y, Xie H, Du X, Wang L, Jin X, Zhang Q, Han Y, Sun S, Wang L, Li X, Zhang C, Wang M, Li C, Xu J, Huang Z, Wang X, Chai Z, Deng H. In vivo chemical reprogramming of astrocytes into neurons. Cell Discov. 2021 Mar 2;7(1):12.

9. Lu S, Zhao J, Dong J, Liu H, Zhu Y, Li H, Liu L, Yang Y, Sun S, Song Y, Zhao Y, She R, Luo T, Deng H, Peng X. Effective treatment of SARS-CoV-2-infected rhesus macaques by attenuating inflammation. Cell Res. 2021 Feb;31(2):229-232

10. Cai Y, Zhou H, Zhu Y, Sun Q, Ji Y, Xue A, Wang Y, Chen W, Yu X, Wang L, Chen H, Li C, Luo T, Deng H. Elimination of senescent cells by β-galactosidase-targeted prodrug attenuates inflammation and restores physical function in aged mice. Cell Res. 2020 Jul;30(7):574-589.

11. Wang Q, Sun D, Liang Z, Wang J, Zhong X, Lyu Y, Cao J, Lin Z, Du Y, Miao Z, Lu S, Li C, Xu J, Shi Y, Deng H. Generation of human hepatocytes from extended pluripotent stem cells. Cell Res. 2020 Sep;30(9):810-813.

12. Deng C, Zhao J, Zhou S, Dong J, Cao J, Gao J, Bai Y, Deng H. The Vascular Disrupting Agent CA4P Improves the Antitumor Efficacy of CAR-T Cells in Preclinical Models of Solid Human Tumors. Mol Ther. 2020 Jan 8;28(1):75-88.

13. Chen S, Wang J, Ren H, Liu Y, Xiang C, Li C, Lu S, Shi Y, Deng H, Shi X. Hepatic spheroids derived from human induced pluripotent stem cells in bio-artificial liver rescue porcine acute liver failure. Cell Res. 2020 Jan;30(1):95-97.

14. Xu L, Wang J, Liu Y, Xie L, Su B, Mou D, Wang L, Liu T, Wang X, Zhang B, Zhao L, Hu L, Ning H, Zhang Y, Deng K, Liu L, Lu X, Zhang T, Xu J, Li C, Wu H, Deng H, Chen H. CRISPR-Edited Stem Cells in a Patient with HIV and Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia. N Engl J Med. 2019 Sep 26;381(13):1240-1247.

15. Xiang C, Du Y, Meng G, Soon Yi L, Sun S, Song N, Zhang X, Xiao Y, Wang J, Yi Z, Liu Y, Xie B, Wu M, Shu J, Sun D, Jia J, Liang Z, Sun D, Huang Y, Shi Y, Xu J, Lu F, Li C, Xiang K, Yuan Z, Lu S, Deng H. Long-term functional maintenance of primary human hepatocytes in vitro. Science. 2019 Apr 26;364(6438):399-402.

16. Xie B, Sun D, Du Y, Jia J, Sun S, Xu J, Liu Y, Xiang C, Chen S, Xie H, Wang Q, Li G, Lyu X, Shen H, Li S, Wu M, Zhang X, Pu Y, Xiang K, Lai W, Du P, Yuan Z, Li C, Shi Y, Lu S, Deng H. A two-step lineage reprogramming strategy to generate functionally competent human hepatocytes from fibroblasts. Cell Res. 2019 Sep;29(9):696-710.

17. Zhao T, Fu Y, Zhu J, Liu Y, Zhang Q, Yi Z, Chen S, Jiao Z, Xu X, Xu J, Duo S, Bai Y, Tang C, Li C, Deng H. Single-Cell RNA-Seq Reveals Dynamic Early Embryonic-like Programs during Chemical Reprogramming. Cell Stem Cell. 2018 Jul 5;23(1):31-45.

18. Li X, Xu J, Deng H. Small molecule-induced cellular fate reprogramming: promising road leading to Rome. Curr Opin Genet Dev. 2018 May 29; 52:29-35.

19. Yang Y, Liu B, Xu J, Wang J, Wu J, Shi C, Xu Y, Dong J, Wang C, Lai W, Zhu J, Xiong L, Zhu D, Li X, Yang W, Yamauchi T, Sugawara A, Li Z, Sun F, Li X, Li C, He A, Du Y, Wang T, Zhao C, Li H, Chi X, Zhang H, Liu Y, Li C, Duo S, Yin M, Shen H, Belmonte JC, Deng H. Derivation of Pluripotent Stem Cells with In Vivo Embryonic and Extraembryonic Potency. Cell. 2017;169(2):243-257.

20. Li X, Liu D, Ma Y, Du X, Jing J, Wang L, Xie B, Sun D, Sun S, Jin X, Zhang X, Zhao T, Guan J, Yi Z, Lai W, Zheng P, Huang Z, Chang Y, Chai Z, Xu J, Deng H. Direct Reprogramming of Fibroblasts via a Chemically Induced XEN-like State. Cell Stem Cell. 2017 Aug 3;21(2):264-273.

21. Xu L, Yang H, Gao Y, Chen Z, Xie L, Liu Y, Liu Y, Wang X, Li H, Lai W, He Y, Yao A, Ma L, Shao Y, Zhang B, Wang C, Chen H, Deng H. CRISPR/Cas9-Mediated CCR5 Ablation in Human Hematopoietic Stem/Progenitor Cells Confers HIV-1 Resistance In Vivo. Mol Ther. 2017 Aug 2;25(8):1782-1789.

22. Ye J, Ge J, Zhang X, Cheng L, Zhang Z, He S, Wang Y, Lin H, Yang W, Liu J, Zhao Y, Deng H. Pluripotent stem cells induced from mouse neural stem cells and small intestinal epithelial cells by small molecule compounds. Cell Res. 2016; 26:34-45.

23. Zhao Y, Zhao T, Guan J, Zhang X, Fu Y, Ye J, Zhu J, Meng G, Ge J, Yang S, Cheng L, Du Y, Zhao C, Wang T, Su L, Yang W, Deng H. A XEN-like State Bridges Somatic Cells to Pluripotency during Chemical Reprogramming, Cell. 2015; 163, 1678-91.

24. Li X, Zuo X, Jing J, Ma Y, Wang J, Liu D, Zhu J, Du X, Xiong L, Du Y, Xu J, Xiao X, Wang J, Chai Z, Zhao Y, Deng H. Small-Molecule-Driven Direct Reprogramming of Mouse Fibroblasts into Functional Neurons. Cell Stem Cell. 2015; 17:195-203.

25. Xu J, Du Y, Deng H. Direct lineage reprogramming: strategies, mechanisms, and applications. Cell Stem Cell. 2015;16(2):119-34. Review.

26. Fang R, Liu K, Zhao Y, Li H, Zhu D, Du Y, Xiang C, Li X, Liu H, Miao Z, Zhang X, Shi Y, Yang W, Xu J, Deng H. Generation of naive induced pluripotent stem cells from rhesus monkey fibroblasts. Cell Stem Cell. 2014; 15(4):488-96.

27. Du Y, Wang J, Jia J, Song N3 Xiang C, Xu J, Hou Z, Su X, Liu B, Jiang T, Zhao D, Sun Y, Shu J, Guo Q, Yin M, Sun D, Lu S, Shi Y, Deng H. Human hepatocytes with drug metabolic function induced from fibroblasts by lineage reprogramming. Cell Stem Cell. 2014; 14:394-403.

28. Liu H, Yang H, Zhu D, Sui X, Li J, Liang Z, Xu L, Chen Z, Yao A, Zhang L, Zhang X, Yi X, Liu M, Xu S, Zhang W, Lin H, Xie L, Lou J, Zhang Y, Xi J, Deng H. Systematically labeling developmental stage-specific genes for the study of pancreatic β-cell differentiation from human embryonic stem cells. Cell Res. 2014; 24(10):1181-200.

29. Hou P, Li Y, Zhang X, Liu C, Guan J, Li H, Zhao T, Ye J, Yang W, Liu K, Ge J, Xu J, Zhang Q, Zhao Y, Deng H. Pluripotent stem cells induced from mouse somatic cells by small-molecule compounds. Science. 2013, 341(6146):651-4.

30. Shu J, Wu C, Wu Y, Li Z, Shao S, Zhao W, Tang X, Yang H, Shen L, Zuo X, Yang W, Shi Y, Chi X, Zhang H, Gao G, Shu Y, Yuan K, He W, Tang C, Zhao Y, Deng H. Induction of pluripotency in mouse somatic cells with lineage specifiers. Cell. 2013, 153(5):963-75.

31. Sun X, Xu J, Lu H, Liu W, Miao Z, Sui X, Liu H, Su L, Du W, He Q, Chen F, Shi Y, Deng H. Directed differentiation of human embryonic stem cells into thymic epithelial progenitor-like cells reconstitutes the thymic microenvironment in vivo. Cell Stem Cell. 2013, 13(2):230-6.

32. Wang C, Tang X, Sun X, Miao Z, Lv Y, Yang Y, Zhang H, Zhang P, Liu Y, Du L, Gao Y, Yin M, Ding M, Deng H. TGFβ inhibition enhances the generation of hematopoietic progenitors from human ES cell-derived hemogenic endothelial cells using a stepwise strategy. Cell Res. 2012;22(1):194-207.

33. Li Y, Zhang Q, Yin X, Yang W, Du Y, Hou P, Ge J, Liu C, Zhang W, Zhang X, Wu Y, Li H, Liu K, Wu C, Song Z, Zhao Y, Shi Y, Deng H. Generation of iPSCs from mouse fibroblasts with a single gene, Oct4, and small molecules. Cell Res. 2011, 21(1):196-204.

34. Yu C, Liu Y, Miao Z, Yin M, Lu W, Lv Y, Ding M, Deng H. Retinoic acid enhances the generation of hematopoietic progenitors from human embryonic stem cell-derived hemato-vascular precursors. Blood. 2010 Dec 2;116(23):4786-94.

35. Song Z, Cai J, Liu Y, Zhao D, Yong J, Duo S, Song X, Guo Y, Zhao Y, Qin H, Yin X, Wu C, Che J, Lu S, Ding M, Deng H. Efficient generation of hepatocyte-like cells from human induced pluripotent stem cells. Cell Res. 2009 Nov; 19(11):1233-42.

36. Li W, Wei W, Zhu S, Zhu J, Shi Y, Lin T, Hao E, Hayek A, Deng H and Ding S. Generation of Rat and Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells by Combining Genetic Reprogramming and Chemical Inhibitors. Cell Stem Cell. 2009, 4(1):16-9.

37. Zhang D, Jiang W, Liu M, Sui X, Yin X, Chen S, Shi Y, Deng H. Highly efficient differentiation of human ES cells and iPS cells into mature pancreatic insulin-producing cells. Cell Res. 2009 Apr; 19(4):429-38.

38. Liu H, Zhu F, Yong J, Zhang P, Hou P, Li H, Jiang W, Cai J, Liu M, Cui K, Qu X, Xiang T, Lu D, Chi X, Gao G, Ji W, Ding M, Deng H. Generation of induced pluripotent stem cells from adult rhesus monkey fibroblasts. Cell Stem Cell. 2008 Dec 4; 3(6):587-90.

39. Zhao Y, Yin X, Qin H, Zhu F, Liu H, Yang W, Zhang Q, Xiang C, Hou P, Song Z, Liu Y, Yong J, Zhang P, Cai J, Liu M, Li H, Li Y, Qu X, Cui K, Zhang W, Xiang T, Wu Y, Zhao Y, Liu C, Yu C, Yuan K, Lou J, Ding M, Deng H. Two supporting factors greatly improve the efficiency of human iPSC generation. Cell Stem Cell. 2008 Nov 6; 3(5):475-9.

40. Zhang P, Li J, Wang C, Tan Z, Liu T, Chen L, Yong J, Jiang W, Sun X, Ding M, and Deng H. Short-term BMP-4 treatment initiates mesoderm induction in human embryonic stem cells. Blood. 2008 111(4):1933-41.

41. Wang C, Faloon P, Tan Z, Lv Y. Zhang P, Deng H and Xiong J. Mouse Lycat Controls the Development of Hematopoietic and Endothelial Lineages during in vitro ES Cell Differentiation. Blood. 2007 Nov 15; 110(10):3601-9.

42. Cai J, Zhao Y, Ye F, Liu Y, Song Zhi, Qin H, Meng S, Chen Y, Zhou R, Song X, Guo Y, Ding M and Deng H. Directed differentiation of human embryonic stem cells into functional hepatic cells. Hepatology. 2007 Apr 26; 45(5):1229-1239.

43. Jiang W, Shi Y, Zhao D, Chen S, Yong J, Zhang J, Qing T, Sun X, Zhang P, Ding M and Deng H. In vitro derivation of functional insulin-producing cells from human embryonic stem cells. Cell Res. 2007 Apr; 17(4):333-44.

44. Shi Y, Hou L, Tang F, Jiang W, Wang P, Ding M, Deng H. Inducing embryonic stem cells to differentiate into pancreatic beta cells by a novel three-step approach with activin A and all-trans retinoic acid. Stem Cells. 2005, 23(5):656-62.

45. Yi L, Li Z, Yuan K, Qu X, Chen J, Wang G, Zhang H, Luo H, Zhu L, Jiang P, Chen L, Shen Y, Luo M, Zuo G, Hu J, Duan D, Nie Y, Shi X, Wang W, Han Y, Li T, Liu Y, Ding M, Deng H, Xu X. Small molecules blocking the entry of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus into host cells. J Virol. 2004, 78(20):11334-9.

46. Deng, H., Unutmaz, D., Kewalramani, V., and Littman, D.R. Expression cloning of novel coreceptors utilized by the simion and human immunodeficency viruses. Nature. 1997. 388:296-300

47. Deng, H., Liu, R., Ellmeier, W., Choe, S., Untmaz, D., Burkhart, M., Marazio, P.D., Marmon, S., Sutton, R.E., Hill, C.M., Davis, C.B., Peiper, S.C., Schall, T.J., Littman, D.R. and Landau, N.R. Identification of a major co-receptor for primary isolates HIV-1. Nature. 1996. 381:661-666.
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