Wen-ho Yu

Senior Lecturer I - Biological Sciences
 
972-883-4606
FN3114
Tags: Biology

Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - Physiology
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center - 1988
B.S. - Biology
National Taiwan Normal University - 1978

Research Areas

Research and Expertise
Dr. Yu's primary responsibility is to teach human anatomy and physiology and biology II to the pre-professional healthcare and graduate students.

He received a Ph. D. in Physiology from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas in 1988. Prior to his joining the faculty in 2006, Dr. Yu was a member of the physiology faculty at UT Southwestern Medical School and assistant professor of the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Louisiana State University.

He is interested in the research of neuro-endocrinology, reproductive physiology and obesity.

Publications

Mastronardi, C.A., W.H. Yu and S.M. McCann. Lipopolysacharide-induced tumor necrosis factor-alpha release is controlled by the central nervous system. Neuroimmunomodulation 9: 148-156, 2001. 2001 - Publication
Wang, L., J. Bogerd, H.S. Choi, J.P. Seong, J.M. Soh, S.Y. Chun, M. Blomenrohr, B.E. Troskie, R.P. Millar, W.H. Yu, S.M. McCann and H.B. Kwon. Three distinct types of GnRH receptors characterized in the bullfrog. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 98:361-366, 2001. 2001 - Publication
Karanth, S., W.H. Yu, A. Walczewska, C.A. Mastronardi and S.M. McCann. Ascorbic acid stimulates gonadotropin release by autocrine action by means of NO. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 98: 11783-11788, 2001 2001 - Publication
Karanth, S., W.H. Yu, A. Walczewska, C.A. Mastronardi and S.M. McCarm. Ascorbic acid acts as an inhibitory transmitter in the hypothalamus to inhibit stimulated luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone release by scavenging nitric oxide. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 97:1891-1896, 2000. 2000 - Publication
Mastronardi, C.A., A. Walczewska, W.H. Yu, S. Karanth, A.F. Parlow and S.M. McCann. The possible role of prolactin in the circadian rhythm of leptin secretion in male rats. Proc Expl Biol Med, 224: 152-158, 2000. 2000 - Publication
Yu, W.H., S. Karanth, S.A. Sower, A.F. Parlow and S.M. McCam1. The similarity of FSH-releasing factor to lamprey gonadotropin-releasing hormone lll (1-GnRH-lll). Proc Expl Biol Med, 224:87-92, 2000. 2000 - Publication
Mastronardi, C.A., W.H. Yu, V. Rettori and S.M. McCar1n. Lipopolysaccharide-induced leptin release is not mediated by nitric oxide, but is blocked by dexamethasone. Neuroimmunomodulation 8:91-97, 2000. 2000 - Publication
Dees, W.L., J.K. Hiney, S.A. Sower, W.H. Yu and S.M. McCann. Immunocyto-chemical localization of lamprey gonadotropin-releasing hormone in the rat brain. Peptides, 20: 1503-1511, 1999. 1999 - Publication
Marabayashi, U., W.H. Yu and S.M. McCann. Median eminence lesions reveal separate hypothalamic control of pulsatile follicle-stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone release. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine 220: 139-146, 1999. 1999 - Publication
Walczewska, A., W.H. Yu, S. Karanth and S.M. McCann. Estrogen and leptin have differential effects on FSH and LH release in female rats. Proc Expl Biol Med, 222: 170-177, 1999. 1998 - Publication

Appointments

Adjunct Professor
[2005–Present]
Richland College
Assistant Professor
Pennington Biomedical Research Center [1995–2004]
Instructor
University of Texas Southwestem Medical Center [1990–1995]
Assistant Instructor
University of Texas Southwestem Medical Center [1988–1989]
Graduate Student and Research Assistant
Department of Physiology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center [1982–1987]
Teaching Assistant
National Yang- Ming Medical College [1980–1982]
Second Lieutenant
Anny of the Republic of China in Taiwan [1978–1980]
Intern Teacher
Chiang-Zuway High School [1977–1978]

Additional Information

Additional Information

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE::

 

Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society

 

The Endocrine Society

 

Society for Neuroscience


PATENTS:

 

Patent: McCann, S.M. and W.H. Yu. "FSH-releasing peptides", Patent No.: 6,300,471 B1, Date of Patent: Oct. 9, 2001.

 

Patent: McCann, S.M. and W.H. Yu. "FSH-releasing peptides", Patent No.: US6,407,205 B1, Date ofPatent: Jun. 18, 2002.

 

Patent: Enright, F.M., J.M. Jaynes, W. Hansel, K.L. Koonce, S.M. McCann, W.H. Yu, P. A. Malrose, L.D. Foil and P.H. Elzer. "Ligand/lytic peptide compositions and methods of use". Patent No: US 6,635,740 B1, Date of Patent: Oct. 21, 2003.


SERVICES:
  Ad Hoc Manuscript Reviewer:

 

The J oumal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry. Denis G. Baskin (ed.): Mar., 2000.

 

European J oumal of Endocrinology. Peter Clayton (ed.): Nov., 2000.

 

European J oumal of Endocrinology. Peter Clayton (ed.): July, 2001.

 

American Joumal of Physiology: Endocrinology and Metabolism. Charles Burant(ed.): May, 2002.

 

Hormone Research. M. B. Ranke (ed.): April, 2003.
  Community Service:

 

Judge for Baton Rouge Junior High School Science Fair: Mar. 1, 2000.

TEACHING AND MENTORING:

 

Teaching "Biology" in Chiang-Zuway High School, Taipei, Taiwan (1977-1978).

 

Teaching "Physiological Experiments" in National Yang-Ming Medical College, Taipei, Taiwan (1980-1982).

 

Teaching "Physiological Experiments" for medical and allied health science students in UT Southwestem Medical School (1988-1995).

 

Postdoctoral Fellows Supervised: Claudio Mastronardi (1998-2002).

 

Teaching "Anatomy & Physio1ogy" in Richland College, Dallas, TX (2005-present).


REFERENCES:
1. Dr. Samuel M. McCann (retired):
  Home address: 7502 Hillgreen Circle, Dallas, TX 75214
  E-mail: smmccann2003@yahoo.com
  Tel. 214-823-7988
2. Dr. Donna Ryan:
  Associate Director, Pennington Biomedical Research Center,
  Louisiana State University
  6400 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70808
  Tel. 225-763-2514
3. Dr. W. Les Dees
  Department of Veterinary Anatomy and Public Health
  Texas A&M University
  College Station, TX 77845
  E-mail: 1dees@cvm.tamu.edu
  Tel. 979-845-2828
4. Dr. Raymond P. Canham:
  Executive Dean, Division of Math, Science and Behavioral Sciences
  Richland College,
  12800 Abrams Road, Dallas, TX 75243-2199
  Tel: 972-238-6249

Funding

NIH 2R01 MH51853, Mechanism of action of cytokines on brain and pituitary. Investigator: Wen H. Yu (PI-Samuel M. McCann), 1995-2003
- [1995/01–2003/01]