Yang Gongshe

Dr. Gong-she yang, Professor , College of Animal Science and Technology, Northwest A&F University

Telephone: 86-29-87092430
Fax: 86-29-87092430

Address: No. 22 Xinong Road, Yangling, Shaanxi, China, 712100


  2006.1-2006.9  Senior visiting scholar, Service of Medical Genetics, Hospital Sainte- Justine, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

  1990.9-1993.9  Ph.D.,  Animal Breeding and genetics, Northwest agriculture University

  1982.9-1985.9  M.Sc.,  Animal Breeding and genetics, Northwest agriculture University

  1978.9-1982.9  B.Sc.,  Animal Science, Northwest agriculture University,

  Laboratory background:

  Dr. Gong-she Yang has been engaged in the research of mechanism of swine fat deposition and muscle development for over 20 years. And he also is a domestic well known expert in animal production. In 2003,Laboratory of Animal Fat Deposition and Muscle Development was established by Dr. Yang. At present there are twenty-four Master student, eight Ph.D students and one post-doctor in the lab. Now his team focuses on the following research areas: 1) The mechanism of gene expression regulation during adipocyte proliferation, differentiation and apoptosis. 2) Pluripotency, determination and differentiation of adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells. 3) The molecular mechanism of myoblast development and muscle fiber type determination.


  • The National High Technology Research and Development Program of China (863 Program) “the key genes’ function in fat deposition of swine and its network analysis”;

  • The National Basic science foundation project (973 Program) “functional genes expression related to meat quality and its nutrition regulation”;

  • National Nature Science Foundation Project “research on the mechanism of adipocyte differentiation regulated by RXR”

  Presentation session:

  • Animal Science: Swine production, Fall, 1986 to present, co-taught with Dr. D. Shi-duo Sun

  • Animal Science: Livestock comparison breeding,

  • Animal Science: Modern animal genetic breeding development,

  • Animal Science: Modern animal genetic breeding Special report

  • Animal Science: Modern Animal biotechnology research project


  • First prize of Sci-technological progress awarded by Government of Shanxi province (1 item)

  • Second prize of Sci-technological progress awarded by Shanxi province (2 items)

  Social part-time:

  • Person in charge of national key disciplines

  • Leader of Innovation Team

  • Member of Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference

  • Member of National Academic Degrees Committee

  • Deputy Director of Teaching Instructs boards in Swine Production of China Education Ministryhigher Education Institutions

  • Member of Speciality boards of National livestock or poultry genetic Resources Committee

  • Vice president of Swine production subcommittee, chinese association of animal and veterinary sciences

  Recent Publications:
  • Ronghua Lu, Hong Ji, Zhiguang Chang, Shangshun Su, Gongshe Yang. Mitochondrial development and the influence of its dysfunction during rat adipocyte differentiation. Molecular Biology Reports. 2010.

  • LiuBingting, Liu Fei, Bai Liang, Li Yucheng, Yang Gongshe. Molecular Cloning, Expression and Subcellular Distribution of an Alternative Splice Variant of the Porcine Sirt2 Gene. Molecular Biology Reports. 2010, 37(3):1671-1676.

  • YuchengLi. Xueli Zheng. Bingting Liu, Gongshe Yang. Regulation of ATGL Expression Mediated by Leptin in vitro in Porcine Adipocyte Lipolysis. Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry. 2010, 331: 121-128.

  • XiaoLuo, Hui-Xia Li, Rong-Xin Liu, Zong-Song Wu, Ying-Juan Yang, Gong-SheYang. beta-catenin protein utilized by Tumour necrosis factor-α in porcine preadipocytes to suppress differentiation. BMB reports.2009, 42(6):338-343.

  • Pang Wei-Jun, Yu Tai-Yong, Bai Liang, Yang Yan-Jun, Yang Gong-She*. Tissue Expression of Porcine FoxO1 and Its Negative Regulation during Primary Preadipocyte Differentiation. Molecular biology reports. 2009, 36(1):165-176.

  • Yongqing,Yang Dapeng Ju,Mingtao Zhang,Gongshe Yang *. Interleukin-6 Stimulates Lipolysis in Porcine Adipocytes. Endocrine. 2008, 33(3):261-269.

  • HuixiaLi, Xiao Luo, Rongxin Liu, Yingjuan Yang, Gongshe Yang*. Roles of Wnt/β-catenin signaling in adipogenic differentiation potential of adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells. Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology.(2008)291(1-2):116-124

  • LihongZhang, Ljie Zhang, Qi Wang, Bo Wang, Gongshe Yang*. Expression of TGH and its role in porcine primary adipocyte lipolysis. Mol Cell Biochem (2008) 315:159–167.

  • Pang Wei-Jun, Sun Shi-Duo, Bai Liang, Yang Gong-She*. Molecular Cloning and Expression of Forkhead transcription factor O 1 Gene from Pig Sus scrofa. Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Science. 2008, 21(4): 499-509.

  • L.Bai, W. J. Pang, Y. J. Yang and G. S. Yang*. Modulation of Sirt1 by resveratrol and nicotinamide alters proliferation and differentiation of pig preadipocytes. Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry. 2008, 307:129–140.

  • Gui-Fen Luo, Xu-Hui Wen Ying Li, Gong-She Yang*. Alteration of mitochondrial oxidative capacity during porcine preadipocyte differentiation and in response to leptin. Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry. 2008, 307:83–91.

  • Taiyong YU, Guifen LUO, Lijie ZHANG, Jiangwei WU, Haowei ZHANG, and Gongshe YANG*. Leptin promotes proliferation and inhibits differentiation in porcine skeletal myoblasts. Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry. 2008, 72(1):13-21.

  • Helin Zhuang, Yaqiu Lin, Gongshe Yang*. Effects of 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 on proliferation and differentiation of porcine preadipocyte in vitro [J]. Chemico-Biological Interactions, 2007, 170: 114-123.

  • Yaqiu Lin, Helin Zhuang, Gongshe Yang*. Effects of RXRα gene silencing on the porcine adipocyte differentiation in vitro [J]. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part D 2, 2007, 2(3): 207–214.

  • Jiangwei Wu,Bo Wang,Haowei Zhang,Taiyong Yu,Gongshe Yang*. Different Transcription Profiles of SOCS-3 ,ob, and IGF-1 Genes and their Possible Correlations in Obese and Lean Pigs [J]. Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica,2007,39(4):305-310.

  • Chang-qing Qu, Guo-hua Zhang, Li-jie Zhang, Gong-she Yang*. Osteogenic and Adipogenic Potential of Porcine Adipose Mesenchymal Stem Cells [J].In Vitro Cell.Dev.Biol.—Animal, 2007, 43(2): 95-100.

  • Li Ying,Lu Rong-Hua,Luo Gui-Fen,Pang Wei-Jun,Yang Gong-She*. Effects of different cryoprotectants on the viability and biological characteristics of porcine preadipocyte[J].Cryobiology,2006,53(2):240-247.

  • ZHAO Kai, LI Junbing, YANG Gongshe, DUAN Ziyuan, HE Shunping* & CHEN Yiyu. Molecular phylogenetics of Gymnocypris (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) in Lake Qinghai and adjacent drainages. Chinese Science Bulletin, 2005, 50(13): 1325-1333.

Group photo of Laboratory of Animal Fat Deposition and Muscle Development in 2010