Faculty List

Meisheng Jiang, Ph.D.

Work Email Address: jm@ucla.edu

Fax Number: (310) 794-7380

Lab Number: (310) 825-5082

Office Phone Number: (310) 794-7802

Laboratory Address:
3126 Reed, 710 Westwood
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Office Address:
3127 Reed, 710 Westwood
Molecular and Medical Pharmacology
School of Medicine
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Department / Division Affiliations
Director, UCLA/JCCC ES Cells & Trangenic Mice Shared Resource
Member, CTSI, Molecular, Cellular & Integrative Physiology GPB Home Area
Adjunct Professor, Molecular & Medical Pharmacology

Research Interests
Our laboratory is interested in the mechanism of signal transduction involving heterotrimeric G proteins. The research has been focusing on how Go proteins contribute to whole body homeostasis. We have developed several gene deficiency mouse models using a homologous recombination (gene knockout) technique. Studies of these animals have shown that the mutant mice give rise to a variety of neuronal and endocrine deficient phenotypes. The goal of our research is to elucidate the molecular mechanisms through Go signaling pathways in physiological and pathological states.


A selected list of publications:

Srikanth Sonal, Kim Kyun-Do, Gao Yuanyuan, Woo Jin Seok, Ghosh Shubhamoy, Calmettes Guillaume, Paz Aviv, Abramson Jeff, Jiang Meisheng, Gwack Yousang   A large Rab GTPase encoded by CRACR2A is a component of subsynaptic vesicles that transmit T cell activation signals Science signaling, 2016; 9(420): ra31.
Fu Xudong, Chin Randall M, Vergnes Laurent, Hwang Heejun, Deng Gang, Xing Yanpeng, Pai Melody Y, Li Sichen, Ta Lisa, Fazlollahi Farbod, Chen Chuo, Prins Robert M, Teitell Michael A, Nathanson David A, Lai Albert, Faull Kym F, Jiang Meisheng, Clarke Steven G, Cloughesy Timothy F, Graeber Thomas G, Braas Daniel, Christofk Heather R, Jung Michael E, Reue Karen, Huang Jing   2-Hydroxyglutarate Inhibits ATP Synthase and mTOR Signaling Cell metabolism, 2015; 22(3): 508-15.
Wang Ying, Yan Chaoying, Liu Limei, Wang Wei, Du Hanze, Fan Winnie, Lutfy Kabirullah, Jiang Meisheng, Friedman Theodore C, Liu Yanjun   11β-Hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 1 shRNA ameliorates glucocorticoid-induced insulin resistance and lipolysis in mouse abdominal adipose tissue American journal of physiology. Endocrinology and metabolism, 2015; 308(1): E84-95.
Gangalum Rajendra K, Jing Zhe, Bhat Ankur M, Lee Josh, Nagaoka Yoshiko, Deng Sophie X, Jiang Meisheng, Bhat Suraj P   Expression of the HSF4 DNA binding domain-EGFP hybrid gene recreates early childhood lamellar cataract in transgenic mice Investigative ophthalmology & visual science, 2014; 55(11): 7227-40.
Jing Zhe, Gangalum Rajendra K, Bhat Ankur M, Nagaoka Yoshiko, Jiang Meisheng, Bhat Suraj P   HSF4 mutation p.Arg116His found in age-related cataracts and in normal populations produces childhood lamellar cataract in transgenic mice Human mutation, 2014; 35(9): 1068-71.
Chin Randall M, Fu Xudong, Pai Melody Y, Vergnes Laurent, Hwang Heejun, Deng Gang, Diep Simon, Lomenick Brett, Meli Vijaykumar S, Monsalve Gabriela C, Hu Eileen, Whelan Stephen A, Wang Jennifer X, Jung Gwanghyun, Solis Gregory M, Fazlollahi Farbod, Kaweeteerawat Chitrada, Quach Austin, Nili Mahta, Krall Abby S, Godwin Hilary A, Chang Helena R, Faull Kym F, Guo Feng, Jiang Meisheng, Trauger Sunia A, Saghatelian Alan, Braas Daniel, Christofk Heather R, Clarke Catherine F, Teitell Michael A, Petrascheck Michael, Reue Karen, Jung Michael E, Frand Alison R, Huang Jing   The metabolite α-ketoglutarate extends lifespan by inhibiting ATP synthase and TOR Nature, 2014; 510(7505): 397-401.
Wang Zhanwei, Dela Cruz Rica, Ji Fang, Guo Sheng, Zhang Jianhua, Wang Ying, Feng Gen-Sheng, Birnbaumer Lutz, Jiang Meisheng, Chu Wen-Ming   G(i)α proteins exhibit functional differences in the activation of ERK1/2, Akt and mTORC1 by growth factors in normal and breast cancer cells Cell communication and signaling : CCS, 2014; 12(5): 10.
Wang Ying, Liu Limei, Du Hanze, Nagaoka Yoshiko, Fan Winnie, Lutfy Kabirullah, Friedman Theodore C, Jiang Meisheng, Liu Yanjun   Transgenic overexpression of hexose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase in adipose tissue causes local glucocorticoid amplification and lipolysis in male mice American journal of physiology. Endocrinology and metabolism, 2014; 306(5): E543-51.
Young Alejandra, Wang Ying, Ahmedli Novruz B, Jiang Meisheng, Farber Debora B   A constitutively active Gαi3 protein corrects the abnormal retinal pigment epithelium phenotype of Oa1-/- mice PloS one, 2013; 8(9): e76240.
Zhang Wenming, Menke Douglas B, Jiang Meisheng, Chen Hui, Warburton David, Turcatel Gianluca, Lu Chi-Han, Xu Wei, Luo Yongfeng, Shi Wei   Spatial-temporal targeting of lung-specific mesenchyme by a Tbx4 enhancer BMC biology, 2013; 11(4): 111.
Ueno Masaya, Lee Lydia K, Chhabra Akanksha, Kim Yeon Joo, Sasidharan Rajkumar, Van Handel Ben, Wang Ying, Kamata Masakazu, Kamran Paniz, Sereti Konstantina-Ioanna, Ardehali Reza, Jiang Meisheng, Mikkola Hanna K A   c-Met-dependent multipotent labyrinth trophoblast progenitors establish placental exchange interface Developmental cell, 2013; 27(4): 373-86.
Tang Guanghua, Wang Ying, Park Sangeun, Bajpayee Neil S, Vi Diana, Nagaoka Yoshiko, Birnbaumer Lutz, Jiang Meisheng   Go2 G protein mediates galanin inhibitory effects on insulin release from pancreatic β cells Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 2012; 109(7): 2636-41.
Wu Guey Shuang, Jiang Meisheng, Liu Yi-Hsin, Nagaoka Yoshiko, Rao Narsing A   Phenotype of transgenic mice overexpressed with inducible nitric oxide synthase in the retina PloS one, 2012; 7(8): e43089.
Gangalum Rajendra K, Jing Zhe, Nagaoka Yoshiko, Jiang Meisheng, Bhat Suraj P, Bhat Suraj P   Purification of BAC DNA for high-efficiency transgenesis BioTechniques, 2011; 51(5): 335-6, 338.
Young Alejandra, Jiang Meisheng, Wang Ying, Ahmedli Novruz B, Ramirez John, Reese Benjamin E, Birnbaumer Lutz, Farber Debora B   Specific interaction of Gαi3 with the Oa1 G-protein coupled receptor controls the size and density of melanosomes in retinal pigment epithelium PloS one, 2011; 6(9): e24376.
Wang Ying, Park Sangeun, Bajpayee Neil S, Nagaoka Yoshiko, Boulay Guylain, Birnbaumer Lutz, Jiang Meisheng   Augmented glucose-induced insulin release in mice lacking G(o2), but not G(o1) or G(i) proteins Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 2011; 108(4): 1693-8.
Zhao Aizhen, Ohara-Imaizumi Mica, Brissova Marcella, Benninger Richard K P, Xu Yanwen, Hao Yuhan, Abramowitz Joel, Boulay Guylain, Powers Alvin C, Piston David, Jiang Meisheng, Nagamatsu Shinya, Birnbaumer Lutz, Gu Guoqiang   Gαo represses insulin secretion by reducing vesicular docking in pancreatic beta-cells Diabetes, 2010; 59(10): 2522-9.
Bajpayee N and Jiang M.   GTP binding protein alpha i-1, Nature -UCSD Molecular Page, 2010; www.signaling-gateway.org: .
Dzudzor Bartholomew, Huynh Lucia, Thai Minh, Bliss Joanne M, Nagaoka Yoshiko, Wang Ying, Ch'ng Toh Hean, Jiang Meisheng, Martin Kelsey C, Colicelli John   Regulated expression of the Ras effector Rin1 in forebrain neurons Molecular and cellular neurosciences, 2010; 43(1): 108-16.
Zamora Bernadette M, Jiang Meisheng, Wang Ying, Chai Minghua, Lawson P Timothy, Lawson Gregory W   Decreased blastocyst production in mice exposed to increased rack noise Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science : JAALAS, 2009; 48(5): 486-91.
Cao Cong, Huang Xuesong, Han Yuyuan, Wan Yinsheng, Birnbaumer Lutz, Feng Geng-Sheng, Marshall John, Jiang Meisheng, Chu Wen-Ming   Galpha(i1) and Galpha(i3) are required for epidermal growth factor-mediated activation of the Akt-mTORC1 pathway Science signaling, 2009; 2(68): ra17.
Jiang Meisheng, Bajpayee Neil S   Molecular mechanisms of go signaling Neuro-Signals, 2009; 17(1): 23-41.
Boknik P., Grote-Wessels S., Barteska G., Jiang M., Müller F. U., Schmitz W., Neumann J., Birnbaumer L   Genetic disruption of Gi2 and Go does not abolish inotropic and chronotropic effects of M-cholinoceptor stimulation in atrium, Br J Pharmacol, 2009; 158(6): 1557-64.
Zhuang Fengfeng, Yen Philip, Zhao Jiangyue, Nguyen Manuel, Jiang Meisheng, Liu Yi-Hsin   Dynamic intracellular distribution of Eaf2 and its potential involvement in UV-Induced DNA damage response DNA and cell biology, 2008; 27(12): 649-56.
Young Alejandra, Powelson Elisabeth B, Whitney Irene E, Raven Mary A, Nusinowitz Steven, Jiang Meisheng, Birnbaumer Lutz, Reese Benjamin E, Farber Debora B   Involvement of OA1, an intracellular GPCR, and G alpha i3, its binding protein, in melanosomal biogenesis and optic pathway formation Investigative ophthalmology & visual science, 2008; 49(7): 3245-52.
Peng X, Zhang P, Wang X, Chan J, Zhu M, Jiang M, Tuthill C, Wan Y, Dragoi AM, Chu WM.   Signaling pathways leading to the activation of IKK and MAPK by thymosin alpha1, Ann N Y Acad Sci, 2007; 1112: 339-50.
Niakan Kathy K, Davis Emily C, Clipsham Robert C, Jiang Meisheng, Dehart Deborah B, Sulik Kathleen K, McCabe Edward R B   Novel role for the orphan nuclear receptor Dax1 in embryogenesis, different from steroidogenesis Molecular genetics and metabolism, 2006; 88(3): 261-71.
Winter Sandra, Brunk Irene, Walther Diego J, Höltje Markus, Jiang Meisheng, Peter Jens-Uwe, Takamori Shigeo, Jahn Reinhard, Birnbaumer Lutz, Ahnert-Hilger Gudrun   Galphao2 regulates vesicular glutamate transporter activity by changing its chloride dependence The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience, 2005; 25(18): 4672-80.
Li, M Wu, X Zhuang, F Jiang, S Jiang, M Liu, YH   Expression of murine ELL-associated factor 2 (Eaf2) is developmentally regulated Developmental dynamics : an official publication of the American Association of Anatomists. , 2003; 228(2): 273-80.
Kim, BJ Ghil, SH Kim, MJ Yun Park, S Kim, DS Hwan Kim, S Chin, H Birnbaumer, L Jiang, M Hong, SY Suh-Kim, H Lee, YD   Modulation of the N-type calcium channel gene expression by the alpha subunit of Go Brain research. Molecular brain research. , 2003; 112(1-2): 95-102.
Shai SY, Harpf AE, Babbitt CJ, Jordan MC, Fishbein MC, Chen J, Omura M, Leil TA, Becker KD, Jiang M, Smith DJ, Cherry SR, Loftus JC, Ross RS.   Cardiac myocyte-specific excision of the beta1 integrin gene results in myocardial fibrosis and card, Circ Res, 2002; 90(4): 458-64.
Jiang M, Spicher K, Boulain G, Martin-Requero A, Dye C, Rudolph U and Birnbaumer L.   Mouse Gene Knock-out and Knock-in Strategies and Methods as Applied to the a-subnuits of the Gi/Go Family of G-Proteins, Methods in Enzymology, 2002; 344: 277-298.
Dhingra Anuradha, Jiang Meisheng, Wang Tian-Li, Lyubarsky Arkady, Savchenko Andrey, Bar-Yehuda Tehilla, Sterling Peter, Birnbaumer Lutz, Vardi Noga   Light response of retinal ON bipolar cells requires a specific splice variant of Galpha(o) The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience, 2002; 22(12): 4878-84.
Chang, K Qian, J Jiang, M Liu, YH Wu, MC Chen, CD Lai, CK Lo, HL Hsiao, CT Brown, L Bolen, J Huang, HI Ho, PY Shih, PY Yao, CW Lin, WJ Chen, CH Wu, FY Lin, YJ Xu, J Wang, K   Effective generation of transgenic pigs and mice by linker based sperm-mediated gene transfer BMC biotechnology [electronic resource]. , 2002; 2: 5.
Shai Shaw-Yung, Harpf Alice E, Babbitt Christopher J, Jordan Maria C, Fishbein Michael C, Chen Ju, Omura Michelle, Leil Tarek A, Becker K David, Jiang Meisheng, Smith Desmond J, Cherry Simon R, Loftus Joseph C, Ross Robert S   Cardiac myocyte-specific excision of the beta1 integrin gene results in myocardial fibrosis and cardiac failure Circulation research, 2002; 90(4): 458-64.
Jiang Meisheng, Spicher Karsten, Boulay Guylain, Martín-Requero Angeles, Dye Catherine A, Rudolph Uwe, Birnbaumer Lutz   Mouse gene knockout and knockin strategies in application to alpha subunits of Gi/Go family of G proteins Methods in enzymology, 2002; 344(4): 277-98.
Chen F, Spicher K, Jiang M, Birnbaumer L and Wetzel GT   Lack of Muscarinic Regulation of Ca2+ Channels in Gi2a Gene Knockout Mouse Heart, Amer. J. Physio, 2001; 280: H1989-H1995.
Jiang, M Spicher, K Boulay, G Wang, Y Birnbaumer, L   Most central nervous system D2 dopamine receptors are coupled to their effectors by Go Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. , 2001; 98(6): 3577-82.
Birnbaumer, L Boulay, G Brown, D Jiang, M Dietrich, A Mikoshiba, K Zhu, X Qin, N   Mechanism of capacitative Ca2+ entry (CCE): interaction between IP3 receptor and TRP links the internal calcium storage compartment to plasma membrane CCE channels Recent progress in hormone research, 2000; 55: 127-61; discussion 161-2.
Dhingra A, Lyubarsky A, Jiang M, Pugh EN Jr, Birnbaumer L, Sterling P and Vardi N   The Light Response of ON bipolar Neurons Requires Gao, J. Neurosci, 2000; 20(24): 9053-9058.
Boulay G, Brown D, Qin N, Jiang M, Dietrich A, Zhu X, Chen Z, Birnbaumer M, Mikoshiba K and Birnbaumer L.   Modulation of Ca2+ entry by polypeptides of the inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptor (IP3R) that bind transient receptor potential (TRP): Evidence for roles of TRP and IP3R in store depletion-activated Ca2+ entry, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA , 1999; 96(25): 14955-14960.
Vannier, B Peyton, M Boulay, G Brown, D Qin, N Jiang, M Zhu, X Birnbaumer, L   Mouse trp2, the homologue of the human trpc2 pseudogene, encodes mTrp2, a store depletion-activated capacitative Ca2+ entry channel Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. , 1999; 96(5): 2060-4.
Jiang M, Gold MS, Boulay G, Spicher K, Peyton M, Brabet P, Srinivasan Y, Rudolph U, Ellison G, Birnbaumer L.   Multiple neurological abnormalities in mice deficient in the G protein Go, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 1998; 95(6) : 3269-3274.
Boulay, G Zhu, X Peyton, M Jiang, M Hurst, R Stefani, E Birnbaumer, L   Cloning and expression of a novel mammalian homolog of Drosophila transient receptor potential (Trp) involved in calcium entry secondary to activation of receptors coupled by the Gq class of G protein The Journal of biological chemistry. , 1997; 272(47): 29672-80.
Jiang M, Boulay G, Spicher K, Peyton M, Birnbaumer L, Rudolph U.   Inactivation of the Gai2 and Gao genes by homologous recombination, Receptors and Channels, 1997; 5: 187-192.
Birnbaumer, L Zhu, X Jiang, M Boulay, G Peyton, M Vannier, B Brown, D Platano, D Sadeghi, H Stefani, E Birnbaumer, M   On the molecular basis and regulation of cellular capacitative calcium entry: roles for Trp proteins Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. , 1996; 93(26): 15195-202.
Chen, XN Korenberg, JR Jiang, M Shen, D Fong, HK   Localization of the human RGR opsin gene to chromosome 10q23 Human genetics. , 1996; 97(6): 720-2.
Zhu, X Jiang, M Peyton, M Boulay, G Hurst, R Stefani, E Birnbaumer, L   trp, a novel mammalian gene family essential for agonist-activated capacitative Ca2+ entry Cell. , 1996; 85(5): 661-71.
Osusky R, Jiang M, Buchi ER, Spee C, Ye J, Ryan SJ.   b-Galactosidase transgene expression in transplanted rabbit retinal pigment epithelial cells in vivo, Graefe's Arch. Clin. Exp. Ophthalmol, 1995; 33(4): 220-225.
Jiang, M Shen, D Tao, L Pandey, S Heller, K Fong, HK   Alternative splicing in human retinal mRNA transcripts of an opsin-related protein Experimental eye research. , 1995; 60(4): 401-6.
Shen, D Jiang, M Hao, W Tao, L Salazar, M Fong, HK   A human opsin-related gene that encodes a retinaldehyde-binding protein Biochemistry. , 1994; 33(44): 13117-25.
Pandey S, Blanks JC, Spee C, Jiang M and Fong HKW.   Cytoplasmic retinal localization of an evolutionary homologue of the visual pigments, Exp. Eye Res, 1994; 58: 605-614.
Jiang, M Pandey, S Fong, HK   An opsin homologue in the retina and pigment epithelium Investigative ophthalmology & visual science. , 1993; 34(13): 3669-78.
Jiang, M Pandey, S Tran, VT Fong, HK   Guanine nucleotide-binding regulatory proteins in retinal pigment epithelial cells Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. , 1991; 88(9): 3907-11.