Release date:2016-05-19  Release:


Associate Professor of Natural Medicinal Chemistry

School of Traditional Chinese Pharmacy

Phone: 86-25-83271402

Email: dorothy19802003@163.com

Research Summary

Doctor Yang’s research focuses on discovering novel inhibitors from traditional medicinal herbs that may restore the sensitivity of MDR cancer cells to chemotherapeutic drugs. Multidrug resistance (MDR) is a serious obstacle encountered in cancer treatment. MDR cancer cells expelling drugs from inside inevitably lowers the chemotherapeutic drugs effect and cancer cells soon develop resistance to a variety of drugs.The results of this research will afford some useful reversal agents, giving a glimpse of the therapeutic value of TCM in this regards.


2008.9---2011.4, Post-Doctor,

Natural Medicinal Chemistry, China Pharmaceutical University

2003.9-2008.6, Ph.D.,

Microbiology and Biochemical Pharmacy, China Pharmaceutical University

1999.9-2003.6, B.S.,

Biotechnology, China Pharmaceutical University

Academic Experience

2011--- Present, Associate Professor of Natural Medicinal Chemistry, School of Traditional Chinese Pharmacy

Awards and Honors

2015 Second Prize, for National Science and Technology Advancement Award


1. Yuan-Zheng Xia, Kai Ni, Chao Guo, Chao Zhang, Ya-Di Geng, Zhen-Dong Wang, Lei Yang*,Ling-Yi Kong*. Alopecurone B reverses doxorubicin-resistant human osteosarcoma cell line by inhibiting P-glycoprotein and NF-kappa B signaling. Phytomedicine 2015, 229: 344-351.

2. Zhendong Wang, Lei Yang*, Yuanzheng Xia, Chao Guo, and Lingyi Kong*.Icariin Enhances Cytotoxicity of Doxorubicin in Human Multidrug-Resistant Osteosarcoma Cells by Inhibition of ABCB1 and Down-Regulation of the PI3K/Akt Pathway. Biol. Pharm. Bull. 2015, 38(2): 277-284.

3. Ya-di Geng, Chao Zhang, Ya-min Shi, Yuan-zheng Xia, Chao Guo, Lei Yang*, Ling-yi Kong**.Icariside II-induced mitochondrion and lysosome mediated apoptosis is counterbalanced by an autophagic salvage response in hepatoblastoma. Cancer Letters, 2015, 366:19-31.

4. Ya-di Geng1, Lei Yang1, Chao Zhang, Ling-yi Kong*.Blockade of epidermal growth factor receptor/mammalian target of rapamycin pathway by Icariside II results in reduced cell proliferation of osteosarcoma cells. Food and Chemical Toxicology, 2014, 73: 7-16.

5. Lin Wu, Jun Luo, Yangmei Zhang, Xiaobing Wang, Lei Yang*, Ling-Yi Kong*. Cassane-type diterpenoids from the seed kernels of Caesalpinia bonduc. Fitoterapia, 2014, 93: 201-208.

6. Sheng-Mou Hu, Jun Luo, Lei Yang*, Ling-Yi Kong*. Exploration of possible biosynthetic origin of 1/8/9-orthoester moiety in phragmalins. Tetrahedron Letters, 2014, 55: 815-817.

7. Yuan-Zheng Xia, Lei Yang, Zhen-Dong Wang, Chao Guo, Chao Zhang, Ya-Di Geng and Ling-Yi Kong*. Schisandrin A enhances the cytotoxicity of doxorubicin by the inhibition of nuclear factorkappa B signaling in a doxorubicin-resistant human osteosarcoma cell line. RSC Adv.2015, 5: 13972-13984.

8. Kai Ni, Lei Yang, Chuanxing Wan, Yuanzheng Xia and Lingyi Kong*. Flavonostilbenes from Sophora alopecuroides L. as multidrug resistance associated protein 1 (MRP1) inhibitors. Natural Product Research, 2014, 28(23): 2195-2198.

9. Yang L, Wei DD, Chen Z, Wang JS, Kong LY*. Reversal of multidrug resistance in human breast cancer cells by Curcuma wenyujin and Chrysanthemum indicum. Phytomedicine, , 2011, 18: 710-718.

10. Yang L, Wei DD, Chen Z, Wang JS, Kong LY*. Reversal effects of traditional Chinese herbs on multidrug resistance in cancer cells. Natural Product Research, 2011, 25(19): 1885-1889.

11. Zhang C, Yang L, Wang XB, Wang JS, Geng YD, Yang CS, Kong LY*. Calyxin Y induces hydrogen peroxide-dependent autophagy and apoptosis via JNK activation in human non-small cell lung cancer NCI-H460 cells. Cancer Letters, 2013, 340:51-62.

12. Jiang C1, Yang L1, Wu WT, Guo QL, You QD*. CPUYJ039, a newly synthesized benzimidazole-based compound, is proved to be a novel inducer of apoptosis in HCT116 cells with potent KSP inhibitory activity. J Pharm Pharmacol. 2011, 63(11):1462-1469.