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Associate Professor of Pharmacology

Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Phone: 86-25-83271043

Email: zhangpinghu@cpu.edu.cn


Discovery and development of antiviral and host innate immunity modulating agents for treatment of viral infection such as HBV, HCV or influenza virus. We have developed several of cell-based or enzyme-based antiviral assays suitable for high throughput screening of antiviral agents to treat HBV, HCV or Influenza virus. My project focuses on discovering small molecular inhibitors of HBV, HCV or influenza virus.

Discovery and development of new autophagy inducers for treatment of cancer. Autophagy plays a crucial role in human physiology and defense against human diseases such as microbe infections, cancer, ageing, immunity, and neurodegenerative disorders. We have established some of high throughput screening models to discovery new autophagy inducers. One novel class of autophagy inducers with anticancer activity has been discovered and is currently under preclinical development.


2006       Ph.D in Preventve Veterinary Medicine, Yangzhou University

2001       B.S. in Veterinary, Hunan Agricultural University

Academic Experience

2010-present   Associate Professor of Pharmacology, China Pharmaceutical University

2012-2013  Visiting Scholar, Department of Microbiology and immunology in Drexel University College of Medicine & Baruch S. Blumberg Institute, Hepatitis B Foundation.


1.    Zhang Pinghu, Liu Fei, Guo Fang, Zhao Qiong, Chang Jinhong, Guo Jutao. Characterization of novel hepadnaviral RNA species accumulated in hepatoma cells treated with viral DNA polymerase inhibitors. Antiviral Research., 131:pp.40-48, 2016.

2.    Yang Xiao-Hui, Zhang Ping-Hu*, Wang Zhi-Min, Jing Fei, Zhou Yong-Hong*. Synthesis and bioactivity of lignin related high-added-value 2H,4H-dihydro-pyrano[2,3-c]- pyrazoles and 1H,4H-dihydro-pyrano [2,3-c] pyrazoles. Industrial Crops and Products, 52, pp.413-419, 2014.

3.    Mao QianLi YiLi Song-LinYang JieZhang Ping-Hu* and Wang Qiang*. Chemical profiles and anti-carcinogenic effects of different polar saponins fractions from leaves of Panax notoginseng. Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines, 12(1), pp.0030-0037, 2014.

4.    Mao Qian, Zhang PinghuCo-author, Wang Qiang* and Li Song lin*. Ginsenoside F2 induces apoptosis in humor gastric carcinoma cells through reactive oxygen species-mitochondria pathway andmodulation of ASK-1/JNK signaling cascade in vitro and in vivo. Phytomedicine, In Press. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.phymed.2013.10.013, 2013.

5.   Wei L, Wu J, Liu H, Yang H, Rong M, Li D, Zhang Pinghu, Han J and Lai Ren*. A mycobacteriophage-derived trehalose-6,6'-dimycolate-binding peptide containing both antimycobacterial and anti-inflammatory abilities. FASEB J, 27(8), pp. 3067-77, 2013.

6.    Yang Xiao-Hui, Zhang Ping-Hu*, Hu Li-Hong, Zhang Meng, Liu Cheng-Guo, Liu Hong-Jun and Zhou Yong-Hong*. Synthesis and bioactivity evaluation of lignin related high-added-value 1,4-dihydropyridines and polyhydroacridines. Industrial Crops and Products, 38, pp.14-20, 2012.

7.    Yang Xiao-Hui, Zhang Ping-Hu*, Zhou Yong-Hong*, Liu Cheng-Guo, Lin Xiao-Yu, Cui Jing-Fang. Synthesis and antioxidant evaluation of novel 4-aryl-hexahydroquinolines from lignin, Arkivoc, pp.335-345, 2011.

8.    Yang Xiaohui, Zhang Pinghu*, Zhou Yonghong, Wang Junsong, Liu Hongjun. Synthesis and Antioxidant Activities of Novel 4,4 '-Arylmethylene-bis- (1H-pyrazole-5-ol)s from Lignin, Chinese Journal of Chemistry, 30(3), pp. 670-674, 2011.

9.    Tian Xiang-rong, Tang Hai-feng, Li Yu-shan, Lin Hou-wen, Chen Xiao-li, Ma Ning, Yao Min-na, and Zhang Ping-hu. New cytotoxic oxygenated sterols from the marine bryozoan cryptosula pallasiana. Mar.Drugs, 9, pp.162-183, 2011.

10.    Wang Xiao-yang, Chen Xiao-li, Tang Hai-feng, Gao Hui, Tian Xiang-rong, and Zhang Ping-hu. Cytotoxic triterpenoid saponins from the rhizomes of anemone taipaiensis. Planta Med, 2011.  

11.   Zhang Pinghu, Zhang Luyong, Jiang Zhenzhou, Xiong Yating, Chen Hongkui, Tao Yuanqing, Hu Maozhi, and Li Zhan. Evaluation of mitochondrial toxicity in Marmota himalayana treated with metacavir, a novel 2’,3’-dideoxyguanosine prodrug for treatment of Hepatitis B virus. Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. 55(5), pp. 1903-1936, 2011.

12.    Wan, C.X., Zhang, P.H., Luo, J.G., and Kong, L.Y. Homoflavonoid glucosides from Ophioglossum pedunculosum and their anti-HBV activity. 2011. J. Nat. Prod. 74, 683-689.

13.   Zhang Pinghu, Zhang Luyong, Jiang Zhenzhou, Wang Tao, Chen Hongkui, Xiong Yating, and Li Zhan. In Vitro mitochondrial toxicity of metacavir, a new nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor for treatment of hepatitis B virus. Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. 54(11), pp. 4887-4892, 2010.

14.   Zhang, P.H., Tang, Y.H., Liu, X.W., Liu, W.B., Zhang, X.R., Liu, H.Q., Peng, D.X., Gao, S., Wu, Y.T., Zhang, L.Y., Lu, S. and Liu, X.F. A Novel Genotype H9N2 Influenza Virus Possessing Human H5N1 Internal Genomes Has Been Circulating in Poultry in Eastern China since 1998.J. Virol., 2009, 83: 8428 - 8438.

15.   Tang, Y.H., Wu, P.P., Peng, D.X., Wang, X.B., Wan, H.Q., Zhang, P.H., Long, J.X., Zhang, W.J., Li, Y.F., Wang, W.B., Zhang, X.R., and Liu, X.F. Characterization of duck H5N1 influenza viruses with differing pathogenicity in mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) ducks. Avian Pathology., 2009, 38(6): 457-467.

16.   Zhang, P.H., Tang, Y.H., Liu, X.W., Peng, D.X., Liu, W.B., Liu, H.Q., Lu, S. and Liu, X.F. Characterization of H9N2 influenza viruses isolated from vaccinated flocks in an integrated broiler chicken operation in eastern China during a 5 year period (1998–2002). J. Gen. Virol., 2008, 89: 3102 -3112.