Keck School Faculty

Ping Wu, PhD
Ping Wu, PhD
Associate Professor of Research Pathology
Pathology
HMR 2011 Zonal Ave Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles

Self-assembly of biological networks via adaptive patterning revealed by avian intradermal muscle network formation Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2019 May 28; 116(22):10858-10867. . View in PubMed

Comprehensive molecular and cellular studies suggest avian scutate scales are secondarily derived from feathers, and more distant from reptilian scales Sci Rep. 2018 Nov 13; 8(1):16766. . View in PubMed

Multiple Regulatory Modules Are Required for Scale-to-Feather Conversion Mol Biol Evol. 2018 Feb 01; 35(2):417-430. . View in PubMed

Calcium oscillations coordinate feather mesenchymal cell movement by SHH dependent modulation of gap junction networks Nat Commun. 2018 12 18; 9(1):5377. . View in PubMed

Multiple Regulatory Modules Are Required for Scale-to-Feather Conversion Mol Biol Evol. 2018 02 01; 35(2):417-430. . View in PubMed

Self-organization process in newborn skin organoid formation inspires strategy to restore hair regeneration of adult cells Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 Aug 22; 114(34):E7101-E7110. . View in PubMed

Diverse feather shape evolution enabled by coupling anisotropic signalling modules with self-organizing branching programme Nat Commun. 2017 Jan 20; 8:ncomms14139. . View in PubMed

Self-organization process in newborn skin organoid formation inspires strategy to restore hair regeneration of adult cells Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 08 22; 114(34):E7101-E7110. . View in PubMed

Diverse feather shape evolution enabled by coupling anisotropic signalling modules with self-organizing branching programme Nat Commun. 2017 01 20; 8:ncomms14139. . View in PubMed

MicroCT Imaging on Living Alligator Teeth Reveals Natural Tooth Cycling Methods Mol Biol. 2017; 1650:355-362. . View in PubMed

Topographical mapping of a- and ß-keratins on developing chicken skin integuments: Functional interaction and evolutionary perspectives Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Dec 08; 112(49):E6770-9. . View in PubMed

Proper BMP Signaling Levels Are Essential for 3D Assembly of Hepatic Cords from Hepatoblasts and Mesenchymal Cells Dig Dis Sci. 2015 Dec; 60(12):3669-80. . View in PubMed

Genomic organization, transcriptomic analysis, and functional characterization of avian a- and ß-keratins in diverse feather forms Genome Biol Evol. 2014 Aug 24; 6(9):2258-73. . View in PubMed

Regeneration of reptilian scales after wounding: neogenesis, regional difference, and molecular modules Regeneration (Oxf). 2014 Feb 01; 1(1):15-26. . View in PubMed

Effects of all-trans retinoic acid, retinol, and ß-carotene on murine macrophage activity Food Funct. 2014 Jan; 5(1):140-8. . View in PubMed

Specialized stem cell niche enables repetitive renewal of alligator teeth Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 May 28; 110(22):E2009-18. . View in PubMed

Shaping organs by a wingless-int/Notch/nonmuscle myosin module which orients feather bud elongation Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Apr 16; 110(16):E1452-61. . View in PubMed

Sprouty/FGF signaling regulates the proximal-distal feather morphology and the size of dermal papillae Dev Biol. 2012 Dec 01; 372(1):45-54. . View in PubMed

Progressive alopecia reveals decreasing stem cell activation probability during aging of mice with epidermal deletion of DNA methyltransferase 1 J Invest Dermatol. 2012 Dec; 132(12):2681-90. . View in PubMed

Physiological regeneration of skin appendages and implications for regenerative medicine Physiology (Bethesda). 2012 Apr; 27(2):61-72. . View in PubMed

From buds to follicles: matrix metalloproteinases in developmental tissue remodeling during feather morphogenesis Differentiation. 2011 Jun; 81(5):307-14. . View in PubMed

In search of the Golden Fleece: unraveling principles of morphogenesis by studying the integrative biology of skin appendages Integr Biol (Camb). 2011 Apr; 3(4):388-407. . View in PubMed

Reptile scale paradigm: Evo-Devo, pattern formation and regeneration Int J Dev Biol. 2009; 53(5-6):813-26. . View in PubMed

Morphoregulation of avian beaks: comparative mapping of growth zone activities and morphological evolution Dev Dyn. 2006 May; 235(5):1400-12. . View in PubMed

Engineering stem cells into organs: topobiological transformations demonstrated by beak, feather, and other ectodermal organ morphogenesis Curr Top Dev Biol. 2006; 72:237-74. . View in PubMed

Molecular shaping of the beak Science. 2004 Sep 03; 305(5689):1465-6. . View in PubMed

Sculpting skin appendages out of epidermal layers via temporally and spatially regulated apoptotic events J Invest Dermatol. 2004 Jun; 122(6):1348-55. . View in PubMed

The biology of feather follicles Int J Dev Biol. 2004; 48(2-3):181-91. . View in PubMed

Evo-Devo of amniote integuments and appendages Int J Dev Biol. 2004; 48(2-3):249-70. . View in PubMed

Molecular biology of feather morphogenesis: a testable model for evo-devo research J Exp Zool B Mol Dev Evol. 2003 Aug 15; 298(1):109-22. . View in PubMed

Adaptation to the sky: Defining the feather with integument fossils from mesozoic China and experimental evidence from molecular laboratories J Exp Zool B Mol Dev Evol. 2003 Aug 15; 298(1):42-56. . View in PubMed

The morphogenesis of feathers Nature. 2002 Nov 21; 420(6913):308-12. . View in PubMed

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