Longhou Fang

Longhou Fang, PhD

Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Sciences, Academic Institute
Associate Member, Research Institute
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College

Description of Research

The Fang lab employ zebrafish and mouse models to studying the role of lipid metabolism in angiogenesis and lymphangiogenesis. During his postdoctoral studies at UC San Diego, Dr. Fang discovered that apolipoprotein (apoA-I) binding protein (AIBP) controls angiogenesis via regulation of cholesterol homeostasis.Based upon the findings, the Fang laboratory will be focusing on the role of AIBP-regulated lipid metabolism in angiogenesis and lymphangiogenesis. We will use a plethora of disease models such as heart hypertrophy, heart ischemia and reperfusion, peripheral artery ischemia and reperfusion, corneal angiogenesis, and tumorigenesis in mice as well as in zebrafish heart regeneration. Both zebrafish and mouse model will be used to study the role of AIBP in lymphangiogenesis.

Areas Of Expertise

Angiogenesis Lymphangiogenesis hematopoiesis cholesterol metabolism
Education & Training

Postdoctoral Associate, University of California, San Diego
BS, Anhui Normal University
PhD, CAS - Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology

Free Cholesterol Bioavailability and Atherosclerosis
Abe, RJ, Abe, JI, Nguyen, MTH, Olmsted-Davis, EA, Mamun, A, Banerjee, P, Cooke, JP, Fang, L, Pownall, H & Le, NT 2022, , Current Atherosclerosis Reports, vol. 24, no. 5, pp. 323-336. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11883-022-01011-z

Metabolic flexibility maintains proliferation and migration of FGFR signaling–deficient lymphatic endothelial cells
Song, H, Zhu, J, Li, P, Han, F, Fang, L & Yu, P 2021, , Journal of Biological Chemistry, vol. 279, no. 4, 101149. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbc.2021.101149

Metabolic flexibility maintains proliferation and migration of FGFR signaling-deficient lymphatic endothelial cells
Song, H, Zhu, J, Han, F, Fang, L & Yu, P 2021, , J Biol Chem, vol. 294, no. 4. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbc.2021.101149

Systemic metabolite profiling reveals sexual dimorphism of AIBP control of metabolism in mice
Kim, JD, Zhu, L, Sun, Q & Fang, L 2021, , PLoS ONE, vol. 16, no. 4 April, e0248964. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0248964

AIBP, Angiogenesis, Hematopoiesis, and Atherogenesis
Qiu, X, Luo, J & Fang, L 2021, , Current Atherosclerosis Reports, vol. 23, no. 1, 1. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11883-020-00899-9

Combination of apolipoprotein-A-I/apolipoprotein-A-I binding protein and anti-VEGF treatment overcomes anti-VEGF resistance in choroidal neovascularization in mice
Zhu, L, Parker, M, Enemchukwu, N, Shen, M, Zhang, G, Yan, Q, Handa, JT, Fang, L & Fu, Y 2020, , Communications Biology, vol. 3, no. 1, 386. https://doi.org/10.1038/s42003-020-1113-z

Hematopoiesis is regulated by cholesterol efflux pathways and lipid rafts: Connections with cardiovascular diseases
Morgan, PK, Fang, L, Lancaster, GI & Murphy, AJ 2020, , Journal of lipid research, vol. 61, no. 5, pp. 667-675. https://doi.org/10.1194/jlr.TR119000267

Regulation of lipid rafts, angiogenesis and inflammation by AIBP
Fang, L & Miller, YI 2019, , Current opinion in lipidology, vol. 30, no. 3, pp. 218-223. https://doi.org/10.1097/MOL.0000000000000596

AIBP-mediated cholesterol efflux instructs hematopoietic stem and progenitor cell fate
Gu, Q, Yang, X, Lv, J, Zhang, J, Xia, B, Kim, JD, Wang, R, Xiong, F, Meng, S, Clements, TP, Tandon, B, Wagner, DS, Diaz, MF, Wenzel, PL, Miller, YI, Traver, D, Cooke, JP, Li, W, Zon, LI, Chen, K, Bai, Y & Fang, L 2019, , Science, pp. eaav1749. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aav1749

TBX20 Regulates Angiogenesis Through the Prokineticin 2-Prokineticin Receptor 1 Pathway
Meng, S, Gu, Q, Yang, X, Lv, J, Owusu, I, Matrone, G, Chen, K, Cooke, JP & Fang, L 2018, , Circulation, vol. 138, no. 9, pp. 913-928. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.118.033939

AIBP augments cholesterol efflux from alveolar macrophages to surfactant and reduces acute lung inflammation
Choi, SH, Wallace, AM, Schneider, DA, Burg, E, Kim, J, Alekseeva, E, Ubags, ND, Cool, CD, Fang, L, Suratt, BT & Miller, YI 2018, , JCI insight, vol. 3, no. 16. https://doi.org/10.1172/jci.insight.120519

AIBP protects against metabolic abnormalities and atherosclerosis
Schneider, DA, Choi, SH, Agatisa-Boyle, C, Zhu, L, Kim, J, Pattison, J, Sears, DD, Gordts, PLSM, Fang, L & Miller, YI 2018, , Journal of lipid research, vol. 59, no. 5, pp. 854-863. https://doi.org/10.1194/jlr.M083618

A minimally invasive approach to induce myocardial infarction in mice without thoracotomy
Sun, Q, Wang, KK, Pan, M, Zhou, JP, Qiu, XT, Wang, ZY, Yang, Z, Chen, Y, Shen, H, Gu, QL, Fang, LH, Zhang, GG & Bai, YP 2018, , Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, vol. 22, no. 11, pp. 5208-5219. https://doi.org/10.1111/jcmm.13708

Lmo2 (LIM-Domain-Only 2) Modulates Sphk1 (Sphingosine Kinase) and Promotes Endothelial Cell Migration
Matrone, G, Meng, S, Gu, Q, Lv, J, Fang, L, Chen, K & Cooke, JP 2017, , Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology, vol. 37, no. 10, pp. 1860-1868. https://doi.org/10.1161/ATVBAHA.117.309609

AIBP Limits Angiogenesis Through ?-Secretase-Mediated Upregulation of Notch Signaling
Mao, R, Meng, S, Gu, Q, Araujo-Gutierrez, R, Kumar, S, Yan, Q, Almazan, F, Youker, KA, Fu, Y, Pownall, HJ, Cooke, JP, Miller, YI & Fang, L 2017, , Circulation Research, vol. 120, no. 11, pp. 1727-1739. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCRESAHA.116.309754

AIBP: A Novel Molecule at the Interface of Cholesterol Transport, Angiogenesis, and Atherosclerosis
Zhu, L & Fang, L 2015, , Methodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal, vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 160-165. https://doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-11-3-160

Polo-like kinase 2 regulates angiogenic sprouting and blood vessel development
Yang, H, Fang, L, Zhan, R, Hegarty, JM, Ren, J, Hsiai, TK, Gleeson, JG, Miller, YI, Trejo, JA & Chi, NC 2015, , Developmental Biology, vol. 404, no. 2, pp. 49-60. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ydbio.2015.05.011

Apoc2 loss-of-function zebrafish mutant as a genetic model of hyperlipidemia
Liu, C, Gates, KP, Fang, L, Amar, MJ, Schneider, DA, Geng, H, Huang, W, Kim, J, Pattison, J, Zhang, J, Witztum, JL, Remaley, AT, Dong, PD & Miller, YI 2015, , DMM Disease Models and Mechanisms, vol. 8, no. 8, pp. 989-998. https://doi.org/10.1242/dmm.019836

Oxidative stress activates endothelial innate immunity via sterol regulatory element binding protein 2 (SREBP2) transactivation of MicroRNA-92a
Chen, Z, Wen, L, Martin, M, Hsu, CY, Fang, L, Lin, FM, Lin, TY, Geary, MJ, Geary, GG, Zhao, Y, Johnson, DA, Chen, JW, Lin, SJ, Chien, S, Huang, HD, Miller, YI, Huang, PH & Shyy, JYJ 2015, , Circulation, vol. 131, no. 9, pp. 805-814. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.114.013675

Zebrafish models of dyslipidemia: Relevance to atherosclerosis and angiogenesis
Fang, L, Liu, C & Miller, YI 2014, , Translational Research, vol. 163, no. 2, pp. 99-108. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trsl.2013.09.004