ZFIN ID: ZDB-PERS-990303-12
Wei, Xiangyun
Email: weix@upmc.edu
URL: http://ophthalmology.medicine.pitt.edu/personnelDetail.asp?pid=658&id=127&ptype=2&pnavcat=2
Affiliation: Wei Lab
Address: Department of Ophthalmology University of Pittsburgh UPMC Eye Center, Room 910 203 Loothrop Street Pittsburgh, PA 15213 USA
Country: United States
Phone: (412) 647-3537
Fax: (412) 647-5880


Guo, C., Deveau, C., Zhang, C., Nelson, R., Wei, X. (2020) Zebrafish Crb1, localizing uniquely to the cell membranes around cone photoreceptor axonemes, alleviates light damage to photoreceptors and modulates cones' light responsiveness. The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience. 40(37):7065-7079
Fang, W., Wen, Y., Wei, X. (2020) Identification and Characterization of Cis-Regulatory Elements for Photoreceptor-Type-Specific Transcription in ZebraFish. Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.). 2092:123-145
Guo, C., Zou, J., Wen, Y., Fang, W., Stolz, D.B., Sun, M., Wei, X. (2018) Apical Cell-Cell Adhesions Reconcile Symmetry and Asymmetry in Zebrafish Neurulation. iScience. 3:63-85
Fu, J., Nagashima, M., Guo, C., Raymond, P.A., Wei, X. (2018) Novel Animal Model of Crumbs-Dependent Progressive Retinal Degeneration That Targets Specific Cone Subtypes. Investigative ophthalmology & visual science. 59:505-518
Yang, X., Fu, J., Wei, X. (2017) Expression patterns of zebrafish nocturnin genes and the transcriptional activity of the frog nocturnin promoter in zebrafish rod photoreceptors.. Molecular Vision. 23:1039-1047
Fang, W., Guo, C., Wei, X. (2017) Rainbow Enhancers Regulate Restrictive Transcription in Teleost Green, Red, and Blue Cones.. The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience. 37(11):2834-2848
Zou, J., Wen, Y., Yang, X., and Wei, X. (2013) Spatial-temporal expressions of Crumbs and Nagie oko and their interdependence in zebrafish central nervous system during early development. International journal of developmental neuroscience : the official journal of the International Society for Developmental Neuroscience. 31(8):770-782
Fang, W., Bonaffini, S., Zou, J., Wang, X., Zhang, C., Tsujimura, T., Kawamura, S., and Wei, X. (2013) Characterization of transgenic zebrafish lines that express GFP in the retina, pineal gland, olfactory bulb, hatching gland, and optic tectum. Gene expression patterns : GEP. 13(5-6):150-9
Fu, J., Fang, W., Zou, J., Sun, M., Lathrop, K., Su, G., and Wei, X. (2013) A Robust Procedure for Distinctively Visualizing Zebrafish Retinal Cell Nuclei under Bright Field Light Microscopy. The journal of histochemistry and cytochemistry : official journal of the Histochemistry Society. 61(3):248-256
Zou, J., Wang, X., and Wei, X. (2012) Crb Apical Polarity Proteins Maintain Zebrafish Retinal Cone Mosaics via Intercellular Binding of Their Extracellular Domains. Developmental Cell. 22(6):1261-1274
Zou, J., and Wei, X. (2010) Transplantation of GFP-expressing Blastomeres for Live Imaging of Retinal and Brain Development in Chimeric Zebrafish Embryos. Journal of visualized experiments : JoVE. (41)
Zou, J., Yang, X., and Wei, X. (2010) Restricted localization of ponli, a novel zebrafish MAGUK-family protein, to the inner segment interface areas between green, red, and blue cones. Investigative ophthalmology & visual science. 51(3):1738-1746
Yang, X., Zou, J., Hyde, D.R., Davidson, L.A., and Wei, X. (2009) Stepwise maturation of apicobasal polarity of the neuroepithelium is essential for vertebrate neurulation. The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience. 29(37):11426-11440
Bai, Q., Wei, X., and Burton, E.A. (2009) Expression of a 12-kb promoter element derived from the zebrafish enolase-2 gene in the zebrafish visual system. Neuroscience letters. 449(3):252-257
Zou, J., Lathrop, K.L., Sun, M., and Wei, X. (2008) Intact retinal pigment epithelium maintained by Nok is essential for retinal epithelial polarity and cellular patterning in zebrafish. The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience. 28(50):13684-13695
Kagemann, L., Ishikawa, H., Zou, J., Charukamnoetkanok, P., Wollstein, G., Townsend, K.A., Gabriele, M.L., Bahary, N., Wei, X., Fujimoto, J.G., and Schuman, J.S. (2008) Repeated, noninvasive, high resolution spectral domain optical coherence tomography imaging of zebrafish embryos. Molecular Vision. 14:2157-2170
Catalano, A.E., Raymond, P.A., Goldman, D., and Wei, X. (2007) Zebrafish dou yan mutation causes patterning defects and extensive cell death in the retina. Developmental Dynamics : an official publication of the American Association of Anatomists. 236(5):1295-1306
Zou, J., Beermann, F., Wang, J., Kawakami, K., and Wei, X. (2006) The Fugu tyrp1 promoter directs specific GFP expression in zebrafish: tools to study the RPE and the neural crest-derived melanophores. Pigment cell research. 19(6):615-627
Wei, X., Zou, J., Takechi, M., Kawamura, S., and Li, L. (2006) Nok plays an essential role in maintaining the integrity of the outer nuclear layer in the zebrafish retina. Experimental Eye Research. 83(1):31-44
Wei, X., Luo, Y., and Hyde, D.R. (2006) Molecular cloning of three zebrafish lin7 genes and their expression patterns in the retina. Experimental Eye Research. 82(1):122-131
Wei, X., Cheng, Y., Luo, Y., Shi, X., Nelson, S., and Hyde, D.R. (2004) The zebrafish Pard3 ortholog is required for separation of the eye fields and retinal lamination. Developmental Biology. 269(1):286-301
Malicki, J., Jo, H., Wei, X., Hsiung, M., and Pujic, Z. (2002) Analysis of gene function in the zebrafish retina. Methods (San Diego, Calif.). 28(4):427-438
Wei, X. and Malicki, J. (2002) nagie oko, encoding a MAGUK-family protein, is essential for cellular patterning of the retina. Nature Genetics. 31(2):150-157
Malicki, J.J., Pujic, Z., Thisse, C., Thisse, B., and Wei, X. (2002) Forward and reverse genetic approaches to the analysis of eye development in zebrafish. Vision Research. 42(4):527-533

Xiangyun Wei, S. Somanathan, J. Samarabandu and R. Berezney. (1999). Three-dimensional visualization of transcription sites and their association with splicing factor-rich nuclear speckles. Journal of Cell Biology 146: 543-558.

Xiangyun Wei, J. Samarabandu, R.S. Devdhar, A. Siegel. R. Acharya, R. Berezney. (1998) Segregation of transcription and replication sites into higher order domains. Science. 281: 1502-1505.

M. Patturajan, Xiangyun Wei, R. Berezney, J. L. Corden. (1998). A nuclear matrix protein interacts with the phosphorylated C-terminal domain of RNA polymerase II. Molecular and Cellular Biology. 18: 2406-2415.

R. Berezney and Xiangyun Wei, (1998). The new paradigm: Integrating genomic function and nuclear architecture, Journal of Cellular Biochemistry. Suppl. 31. 238-42.

M. Mortillaro, J., B. Blencowe, Xiangyun Wei, H. Nakayasu, L. Du, S.L. Warren, P.A. Sharp, and R. Berezney. (1996). A hyperphosphorylated form of the large subunit of RNA polymerase II is associated with splicing complexes and the nuclear matrix. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 93: 8253-8257.

R. Berezney, M. Mortillaro, H. Ma, C. Meng, J. Samarabandu, Xiangyun Wei, S. Somanathan, WS. Liou, SJ. Pan, PC. Cheng (1996). Connecting nuclear architecture and genomic function. Journal of Cellular Biochemistry. 62(2):1-4.

R. Berezney, M.J. Mortillaro, H. Ma, Xiangyun Wei, J. Samarabandu. (1995). The nuclear matrix: A structural milieu for genomic function. International Review of Cytology. 162 A: 1-65.

Xiangyun Wei, and L. Jian. (1995). Changes of the nucleoplasmic filaments (NFs) under the stress of low temperature and its effects. Chinese Journal of Botany 7:37-42.

Xiangyun Wei, and L. Jian. (1993). Cytoskeletal arrangement and its intercellular connection in wheat young leaf cells. Cell Research 3: 131-139.

Xiangyun Wei, and L. Jian. (1992). Scanning electron microscopic observations of cytoskeletal arrangement in wheat young leaf cells and its intercellular connection. Acta Botanica Sinica. 34: 799-802.