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Institute of Computational Comparative Medicine

Yuntao Zhang


Assistant Scientist

PhD (2000), Jiangnan University

337 Coles Hall
Phone: (785)532-5659
Email: ytz@vet.k-state.edu

Research Interests:

My current research focuses on using mass spectrometry and analytical biochemistry techniques to study the proteomics, proteins glycosylation and interaction of important human and animal vector-borne infectious diseases such as Ehrlichia and Anaplasma.     

Selected Research Publications

Mao X, Zhang Y, Schwend T, Conrad GW. 2015. Effects of polysialic acid on sensory innervation of the cornea.Dev Biol. 398(2):193-205.

Chen R*, Zhang Y*, Sahneh FD, Scoglio CM, Wohlleben W, Haase A, Monteiro-Riviere NA, Riviere JE. 2014. Nanoparticle surface characterization and clustering through concentration-dependent surface adsorption modeling. ACS Nano. 23:8(9):9446-56. (*Contributed equally)

Zhang Y, Mao X, Schwend T, Littlechild S, Conrad GW. 2013. Resistance of Corneal RFUVA-Cross-Linked Collagens and Small Leucine-Rich Proteoglycans to Degradation by Matrix Metalloproteinases.Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 5;54(2):1014-25.

Zhang Y, Sukthankar P, Tomich JM, Conrad GW. 2012.  Effect of the synthetic NC-1059 peptide on diffusion of riboflavin across an intact corneal epithelium.Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 53(6):2620-9.

Zhang Y, Conrad AH, Conrad GW. 2011.  Effects of ultraviolet-A and riboflavin on the interaction of collagen and proteoglycans during corneal cross-linking.J Biol Chem. 286(15):13011-22.

Conrad AH*, Zhang Y*, Tasheva ES, Conrad GW. 2010. Proteomic analysis of potential keratan sulfate, chondroitin sulfate A, and hyaluronic acid molecular interactions.Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 51(9):4500-15. (*Contributed equally)  

Zhang Y, Iwamoto T, Radke G, Kariya Y, Suzuki K, Conrad AH, Tomich JM, Conrad GW. 2008. On-target derivatization of keratan sulfate oligosaccharides with pyrenebutyric acid hydrazide for MALDI-TOF/TOF-MS.J Mass Spectrom. 43(6):765-72.

Zhang Y, Schmack I, Dawson DG, Grossniklaus HE, Conrad AH, Kariya Y, Suzuki K, Edelhauser HF, Conrad GW. 2006. Keratan sulfate and chondroitin/dermatan sulfate in maximally recovered hypocellular stromal interface scars of postmortem human LASIK corneas.Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 47(6):2390-6.

Zhang Y, Conrad AH, Thoma R, Conrad GW. 2006. Differentiation of monoiodothyronines using electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry.Rapid Commun Mass Spectrom. 20(3):481-6.

Zhang Y, Conrad AH, Thoma R, Conrad GW. 2006. Differentiation of diiodothyronines using electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry.J Mass Spectrom. 41(2):162-8.

Zhang Y, Conrad AH, Conrad GW. 2005. Detection and quantification of 3,5,3'-triiodothyronine and 3,3',5'-triiodothyronine by electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry.J Am Soc Mass Spectrom. 16(11):1781-6.

Zhang Y, Conrad AH, Tasheva ES, An K, Corpuz LM, Kariya Y, Suzuki K, Conrad GW. 2005.  Detection and quantification of sulfated disaccharides from keratan sulfate and chondroitin/dermatan sulfate during chick corneal development by ESI-MS/MS.Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 46(5):1604-14.

Zhang Y, Kariya Y, Conrad AH, Tasheva ES, Conrad GW. 2005. Analysis of keratan sulfate oligosaccharides by electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry.Anal Chem. 77(3):902-10.