Keck School Faculty

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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