Xiaodong Wang

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1963 –

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Who is Xiaodong Wang?

Xiaodong Wang is a Chinese-born American biochemist best known for his work with cytochrome c. His laboratory developed an in-vitro assay for the activation of the apoptosis related proteinase Caspase-3. This allowed the biochemical purification a complex of Cytochrome c, Caspase-9 and the Apoptotic Protease Activating factor-1. These components are essential for forming a ternary complex called the apoptosome that activates Caspase-3 downstream of the intracellular or mitochondrial pathway of apoptosis.

He was awarded the 2006 Shaw Prize in Life Science and Medicine.

Wang is a member of United States National Academy of Sciences and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Currently he is a professor at National Institute of Biological Sciences, Beijing.

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Born
1963
Wuhan
Education
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
  • Beijing Normal University

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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