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Gang Cheng PhD

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Assistant Professor

Institution: Medical College of Wisconsin
Department: Biophysics
Program: Research


Publications (44)

  • Gut microbiome, short-chain fatty acids, alpha-synuclein, neuroinflammation, and ROS/RNS: Relevance to Parkinson's disease and therapeutic implications. (Kalyanaraman B, Cheng G, Hardy M) Redox Biol 2024 May;71:103092 PMID: 38377788 PMCID: PMC10891329 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85185575430 02/21/2024    
  • OXPHOS-targeting drugs in oncology: new perspectives. (Kalyanaraman B, Cheng G, Hardy M, You M) Expert Opin Ther Targets 2023;27(10):939-952 PMID: 37736880 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85173986031 09/22/2023       3 Citations
  • Redox-crippled MitoQ potently inhibits breast cancer and glioma cell proliferation: A negative control for verifying the antioxidant mechanism of MitoQ in cancer and other oxidative pathologies. (Cheng G, Karoui H, Hardy M, Kalyanaraman B) Free Radic Biol Med 2023 Aug 20;205:175-187 PMID: 37321281 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85162228734 06/16/2023       1 Citation
  • Antiproliferative effects of mitochondria-targeted N-acetylcysteine and analogs in cancer cells. (Cheng G, Hardy M, Kalyanaraman B) Sci Rep 2023 May 04;13(1):7254 PMID: 37142668 PMCID: PMC10160116 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85158068757 05/05/2023       1 Citation
  • Polyphenolic Boronates Inhibit Tumor Cell Proliferation: Potential Mitigators of Oxidants in the Tumor Microenvironment. (Cheng G, Karoui H, Hardy M, Kalyanaraman B) Cancers (Basel) 2023 Feb 08;15(4) PMID: 36831432 PMCID: PMC9953882 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85149107017 02/26/2023       1 Citation
  • Therapeutic Targeting of Tumor Cells and Tumor Immune Microenvironment Vulnerabilities. (Kalyanaraman B, Cheng G, Hardy M) Front Oncol 2022;12:816504 PMID: 35756631 PMCID: PMC9214210 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85133350425 06/28/2022       8 Citations
  • Combining PEGylated mito-atovaquone with MCT and Krebs cycle redox inhibitors as a potential strategy to abrogate tumor cell proliferation. (Cheng G, Hardy M, You M, Kalyanaraman B) Sci Rep 2022 Mar 24;12(1):5143 PMID: 35332210 PMCID: PMC8948292 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85127039662 03/26/2022       8 Citations
  • Mitochondria-targeted hydroxyurea inhibits OXPHOS and induces antiproliferative and immunomodulatory effects. (Cheng G, Hardy M, Topchyan P, Zander R, Volberding P, Cui W, Kalyanaraman B) iScience 2021 Jun 25;24(6):102673 PMID: 34189437 PMCID: PMC8215227 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85107809306 07/01/2021       15 Citations
  • Synchronous effects of targeted mitochondrial complex I inhibitors on tumor and immune cells abrogate melanoma progression. (AbuEid M, McAllister DM, McOlash L, Harwig MC, Cheng G, Drouillard D, Boyle KA, Hardy M, Zielonka J, Johnson BD, Hill RB, Kalyanaraman B, Dwinell MB) iScience 2021 Jun 25;24(6):102653 PMID: 34189432 PMCID: PMC8220235 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85107963806 07/01/2021       18 Citations
  • Potent inhibition of tumour cell proliferation and immunoregulatory function by mitochondria-targeted atovaquone. (Cheng G, Hardy M, Topchyan P, Zander R, Volberding P, Cui W, Kalyanaraman B) Sci Rep 2020 Oct 21;10(1):17872 PMID: 33087770 PMCID: PMC7578061 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85093870747 10/23/2020       30 Citations
  • Mitochondria-targeted magnolol inhibits OXPHOS, proliferation, and tumor growth via modulation of energetics and autophagy in melanoma cells. (Cheng G, Hardy M, Zielonka J, Weh K, Zielonka M, Boyle KA, Abu Eid M, McAllister D, Bennett B, Kresty LA, Dwinell MB, Kalyanaraman B) Cancer Treat Res Commun 2020;25:100210 PMID: 32987287 PMCID: PMC7883397 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85091576205 09/29/2020       19 Citations
  • Magnolia extract is effective for the chemoprevention of oral cancer through its ability to inhibit mitochondrial respiration at complex I. (Zhang Q, Cheng G, Pan J, Zielonka J, Xiong D, Myers CR, Feng L, Shin SS, Kim YH, Bui D, Hu M, Bennett B, Schmainda K, Wang Y, Kalyanaraman B, You M) Cell Commun Signal 2020 Apr 07;18(1):58 PMID: 32264893 PMCID: PMC7140380 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85083071315 04/09/2020       17 Citations
  • Increased formation of reactive oxygen species during tumor growth: Ex vivo low-temperature EPR and in vivo bioluminescence analyses. (Cheng G, Pan J, Podsiadly R, Zielonka J, Garces AM, Dias Duarte Machado LG, Bennett B, McAllister D, Dwinell MB, You M, Kalyanaraman B) Free Radic Biol Med 2020 Feb 01;147:167-174 PMID: 31874251 PMCID: PMC6948008 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85076857582 12/25/2019       16 Citations
  • Synergistic inhibition of tumor cell proliferation by metformin and mito-metformin in the presence of iron chelators. (Cheng G, Zielonka J, Hardy M, Ouari O, Chitambar CR, Dwinell MB, Kalyanaraman B) Oncotarget 2019 May 28;10(37):3518-3532 PMID: 31191823 PMCID: PMC6544408 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85089087803 06/14/2019       13 Citations
  • High-Throughput Screening of NOX Inhibitors. (Zielonka J, Zielonka M, Cheng G, Hardy M, Kalyanaraman B) Methods Mol Biol 2019;1982:429-446 PMID: 31172487 PMCID: PMC6953630 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85067079084 06/07/2019       10 Citations
  • Targeting lonidamine to mitochondria mitigates lung tumorigenesis and brain metastasis. (Cheng G, Zhang Q, Pan J, Lee Y, Ouari O, Hardy M, Zielonka M, Myers CR, Zielonka J, Weh K, Chang AC, Chen G, Kresty L, Kalyanaraman B, You M) Nat Commun 2019 May 17;10(1):2205 PMID: 31101821 PMCID: PMC6525201 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85065824371 05/19/2019       146 Citations
  • Mitochondria-Targeted Honokiol Confers a Striking Inhibitory Effect on Lung Cancer via Inhibiting Complex I Activity. (Pan J, Lee Y, Cheng G, Zielonka J, Zhang Q, Bajzikova M, Xiong D, Tsaih SW, Hardy M, Flister M, Olsen CM, Wang Y, Vang O, Neuzil J, Myers CR, Kalyanaraman B, You M) iScience 2018 May 25;3:192-207 PMID: 30428319 PMCID: PMC6137433 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85063413951 11/15/2018       41 Citations
  • Low-Temperature EPR Spectroscopy as a Probe-Free Technique for Monitoring Oxidants Formed in Tumor Cells and Tissues: Implications in Drug Resistance and OXPHOS-Targeted Therapies. (Kalyanaraman B, Cheng G, Zielonka J, Bennett B) Cell Biochem Biophys 2019 Mar;77(1):89-98 PMID: 30259334 PMCID: PMC6430651 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85054023520 09/28/2018       11 Citations
  • Mitochondria-targeted drugs stimulate mitophagy and abrogate colon cancer cell proliferation. (Boyle KA, Van Wickle J, Hill RB, Marchese A, Kalyanaraman B, Dwinell MB) J Biol Chem 2018 Sep 21;293(38):14891-14904 PMID: 30087121 PMCID: PMC6153299 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85054023214 08/09/2018       97 Citations
  • Detection of mitochondria-generated reactive oxygen species in cells using multiple probes and methods: Potentials, pitfalls, and the future. (Cheng G, Zielonka M, Dranka B, Kumar SN, Myers CR, Bennett B, Garces AM, Dias Duarte Machado LG, Thiebaut D, Ouari O, Hardy M, Zielonka J, Kalyanaraman B) J Biol Chem 2018 Jun 29;293(26):10363-10380 PMID: 29739855 PMCID: PMC6028982 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85049623107 05/10/2018       76 Citations
  • Corrigendum to 'A review of the basics of mitochondrial bioenergetics, metabolism, and related signaling pathways in cancer cells: Therapeutic targeting of tumor mitochondria with lipophilic cationic compounds' [REDOX 14C (2017) 316-327]. (Kalyanaraman B, Cheng G, Hardy M, Ouari O, Lopez M, Joseph J, Zielonka J, Dwinell MB) Redox Biol 2018 Jun;16:426-427 PMID: 29548725 PMCID: PMC5952812 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85043469209 03/20/2018       5 Citations
  • Teaching the basics of reactive oxygen species and their relevance to cancer biology: Mitochondrial reactive oxygen species detection, redox signaling, and targeted therapies. (Kalyanaraman B, Cheng G, Hardy M, Ouari O, Bennett B, Zielonka J) Redox Biol 2018 May;15:347-362 PMID: 29306792 PMCID: PMC5756055 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85039930921 01/08/2018       155 Citations
  • A review of the basics of mitochondrial bioenergetics, metabolism, and related signaling pathways in cancer cells: Therapeutic targeting of tumor mitochondria with lipophilic cationic compounds. (Kalyanaraman B, Cheng G, Hardy M, Ouari O, Lopez M, Joseph J, Zielonka J, Dwinell MB) Redox Biol 2018 Apr;14:316-327 PMID: 29017115 PMCID: PMC5633086 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85030681499 10/11/2017       165 Citations
  • Recent Developments in the Probes and Assays for Measurement of the Activity of NADPH Oxidases. (Zielonka J, Hardy M, Michalski R, Sikora A, Zielonka M, Cheng G, Ouari O, PodsiadÅ‚y R, Kalyanaraman B) Cell Biochem Biophys 2017 Dec;75(3-4):335-349 PMID: 28660426 PMCID: PMC5693611 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85025160609 07/01/2017       22 Citations
  • Mitochondria-Targeted Triphenylphosphonium-Based Compounds: Syntheses, Mechanisms of Action, and Therapeutic and Diagnostic Applications. (Zielonka J, Joseph J, Sikora A, Hardy M, Ouari O, Vasquez-Vivar J, Cheng G, Lopez M, Kalyanaraman B) Chem Rev 2017 Aug 09;117(15):10043-10120 PMID: 28654243 PMCID: PMC5611849 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85027303022 06/28/2017       1013 Citations
  • Modified Metformin as a More Potent Anticancer Drug: Mitochondrial Inhibition, Redox Signaling, Antiproliferative Effects and Future EPR Studies. (Kalyanaraman B, Cheng G, Hardy M, Ouari O, Sikora A, Zielonka J, Dwinell MB) Cell Biochem Biophys 2017 Dec;75(3-4):311-317 PMID: 28429253 PMCID: PMC5680142 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85018513016 04/22/2017       20 Citations
  • Mitochondria-targeted metformins: anti-tumour and redox signalling mechanisms. (Kalyanaraman B, Cheng G, Hardy M, Ouari O, Sikora A, Zielonka J, Dwinell M) Interface Focus 2017 Apr 06;7(2):20160109 PMID: 28382202 PMCID: PMC5311906 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85013194895 04/07/2017       23 Citations
  • Recent developments in detection of superoxide radical anion and hydrogen peroxide: Opportunities, challenges, and implications in redox signaling. (Kalyanaraman B, Hardy M, Podsiadly R, Cheng G, Zielonka J) Arch Biochem Biophys 2017 Mar 01;617:38-47 PMID: 27590268 PMCID: PMC5318280 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84995422269 09/04/2016       99 Citations
  • Mitochondria-Targeted Analogues of Metformin Exhibit Enhanced Antiproliferative and Radiosensitizing Effects in Pancreatic Cancer Cells. (Cheng G, Zielonka J, Ouari O, Lopez M, McAllister D, Boyle K, Barrios CS, Weber JJ, Johnson BD, Hardy M, Dwinell MB, Kalyanaraman B) Cancer Res 2016 Jul 01;76(13):3904-15 PMID: 27216187 PMCID: PMC4930686 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84977588183 05/25/2016       153 Citations
  • Mitigation of NADPH Oxidase 2 Activity as a Strategy to Inhibit Peroxynitrite Formation. (Zielonka J, Zielonka M, VerPlank L, Cheng G, Hardy M, Ouari O, Ayhan MM, PodsiadÅ‚y R, Sikora A, Lambeth JD, Kalyanaraman B) J Biol Chem 2016 Mar 25;291(13):7029-44 PMID: 26839313 PMCID: PMC4807286 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84964907042 02/04/2016       56 Citations
  • Antiproliferative effects of mitochondria-targeted cationic antioxidants and analogs: Role of mitochondrial bioenergetics and energy-sensing mechanism. (Cheng G, Zielonka J, McAllister D, Hardy M, Ouari O, Joseph J, Dwinell MB, Kalyanaraman B) Cancer Lett 2015 Aug 28;365(1):96-106 PMID: 26004344 PMCID: PMC4476640 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84930823628 05/26/2015       61 Citations
  • Profiling and targeting of cellular bioenergetics: inhibition of pancreatic cancer cell proliferation. (Cheng G, Zielonka J, McAllister D, Tsai S, Dwinell MB, Kalyanaraman B) Br J Cancer 2014 Jul 08;111(1):85-93 PMID: 24867695 PMCID: PMC4090735 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84904114424 05/29/2014       68 Citations
  • High-throughput assays for superoxide and hydrogen peroxide: design of a screening workflow to identify inhibitors of NADPH oxidases. (Zielonka J, Cheng G, Zielonka M, Ganesh T, Sun A, Joseph J, Michalski R, O'Brien WJ, Lambeth JD, Kalyanaraman B) J Biol Chem 2014 Jun 06;289(23):16176-89 PMID: 24764302 PMCID: PMC4047388 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84902206908 04/26/2014       62 Citations
  • Mito-tempol and dexrazoxane exhibit cardioprotective and chemotherapeutic effects through specific protein oxidation and autophagy in a syngeneic breast tumor preclinical model. (Dickey JS, Gonzalez Y, Aryal B, Mog S, Nakamura AJ, Redon CE, Baxa U, Rosen E, Cheng G, Zielonka J, Parekh P, Mason KP, Joseph J, Kalyanaraman B, Bonner W, Herman E, Shacter E, Rao VA) PLoS One 2013;8(8):e70575 PMID: 23940596 PMCID: PMC3734284 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84881115392 08/14/2013       57 Citations
  • Mitochondria-targeted antioxidant and glycolysis inhibition: synergistic therapy in hepatocellular carcinoma. (Dilip A, Cheng G, Joseph J, Kunnimalaiyaan S, Kalyanaraman B, Kunnimalaiyaan M, Gamblin TC) Anticancer Drugs 2013 Oct;24(9):881-8 PMID: 23872912 PMCID: PMC4028966 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84883451405 07/23/2013       26 Citations
  • Mitochondria-targeted vitamin E analogs inhibit breast cancer cell energy metabolism and promote cell death. (Cheng G, Zielonka J, McAllister DM, Mackinnon AC Jr, Joseph J, Dwinell MB, Kalyanaraman B) BMC Cancer 2013 Jun 13;13:285 PMID: 23764021 PMCID: PMC3686663 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84878817212 06/15/2013       106 Citations
  • Mitochondria-targeted drugs synergize with 2-deoxyglucose to trigger breast cancer cell death. (Cheng G, Zielonka J, Dranka BP, McAllister D, Mackinnon AC Jr, Joseph J, Kalyanaraman B) Cancer Res 2012 May 15;72(10):2634-44 PMID: 22431711 PMCID: PMC3700358 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84861158967 03/21/2012       198 Citations
  • Mitochondria-targeted nitroxides exacerbate fluvastatin-mediated cytostatic and cytotoxic effects in breast cancer cells. (Cheng G, Lopez M, Zielonka J, Hauser AD, Joseph J, McAllister D, Rowe JJ, Sugg SL, Williams CL, Kalyanaraman B) Cancer Biol Ther 2011 Oct 15;12(8):707-17 PMID: 21799303 PMCID: PMC3218525 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-80054116454 07/30/2011       26 Citations
  • Establishment of a diabetic-hypertensive rat model (Zhang B, Cheng G, Liu H, Wang L-L, Li S) Journal of Shenyang Pharmaceutical University 44(6):575-80 [in Chinese] 01/01/2009    
  • Evaluation of the cardiovascular function of older adult Rhesus monkeys by ultrasonography. (Tang HL, Wang LL, Cheng G, Wang L, Li S) J Med Primatol 2008 Apr;37(2):101-8 PMID: 18333921 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-40749121257 03/13/2008       24 Citations
  • AGEs cross-links and endothelium dysfunction (Zhang B, Cheng G, Wang L-L, Li S) Chinese Pharmacological Bulletin 23(5):565-7 [in Chinese] 01/01/2007    
  • Cardiovascular effects of advanced glycation endproducts breaker (C24) in diabetic rats (Cheng G, Wang L-L, Long L, Cao Y-L, Li S) Journal of Shenyang Pharmaceutical University 23(7):452-5 [in Chinese] 01/01/2006    
  • C16, a novel advanced glycation endproduct breaker, restores cardiovascular dysfunction in experimental diabetic rats. (Cheng G, Wang LL, Qu WS, Long L, Cui H, Liu HY, Cao YL, Li S) Acta Pharmacol Sin 2005 Dec;26(12):1460-6 PMID: 16297344 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-29044432819 11/22/2005       28 Citations
  • Effects of piracetam on the content of monoamines transmitter induced by restraint water-immersion in the rat brain (Xu P-P, Cheng G , Zhou X-M, Ma T, Xu C, Cao Y-L, Su L) Journal of Shenyang Pharmaceutical University 18(5):366-9 [in Chinese] 01/01/2001    
  • Last update: 02/22/2024