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Lan-Juan (Jean) Zhao

Clinical Assistant Professor

Dr. Zhao is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Tulane University. Her research interests are focused on identifying and characterizing genetic variants that affecting susceptibility to complex human disorders, such as osteoporosis, obesity, and sarcopenia. She is the Principle investigator of Louisiana Osteoporosis Study, a study aimed to build a database of >20,000 subjects for research on osteoporosis, obesity, and related health problems. She has strong experience in molecular genetics, bioinformatics, genetic epidemiology, and bone biology. She has more than seven years independent human subjects’ recruitment experience. She has published more than 60 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Zhao is a reviewer for a multitude of scientific journals. She has received numerous awards, including the Alice L. Jee Memorial Young Investigator Award, ASBMR (American Society for Bone and Mineral Research) young investigator award, Young investigator award from International Chinese Hard Tissue Society (ICHTS), and various travel awards.

Education

2006-2007     Postdoctoral fellow at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, Missouri

2001-2006     Ph.D. in Creighton University, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Omaha, Nebraska

1994-1997     M.S. in China Agricultural University, College of Biological Sciences, Beijing, P.R. China

1990-1994     B.S. in China Agricultural University, College of Biological Sciences, Beijing, P.R. China

  • Louisiana Osteoporosis Study
  • osteoporosis
  • obesity
  •  sarcopenia
  •  genetic epidemiology

Honors and Awards

2009, 2010    Excellent Education Work of Faculty, Department of Medicine, Creighton University

2009, 2010    Excellent Scholarly Work of Faculty, Department of Medicine, Creighton University

2009              American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) Young Investigator Award in the                                     ASBMR topical meeting on New Frontiers in Skeletal Research: Bone, Fat and Brain Connections

2008             Travel award to attend Early Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar by                                      Association of American Medical Colleges, Women in Medical Sciences, Creighton University

2007             Travel Award and Fellowship to attend Summer Institute in Statistical Genetics, University of                                   Washington, Seattle, Washington

2006             Alice L. Jee Memorial Young Investigator Award to attend the 36th International Sun Valley Hard                             Tissue Workshop on Skeletal Tissue Biology, Sun Valley, Idaho

2005             Travel Award to attend the ASBMR annual meeting, Graduate School; Creighton University)

2003             Travel Award from International Chinese Hard Tissue Society (ICHTS) to attend the ASBMR annual                          meeting

2003             Travel Award to attend the ASBMR annual meeting, Graduate School, Creighton University

2002             Travel Award to attend the ASBMR annual meeting, Graduate School; Creighton University

1999             Research Prize of Beijing Highlight Bioengineering & Bio-Techniques Co. Ltd, for the success of a                           functional food

1990-1994     Beijing Agricultural University Scholarship for 4 consecutive years, awarded annually to 2-3                                     students respectively in a class of 53 students for excellence in overall ability.

1991             Tan Jiazhen Award for Life Sciences, awarded to 9 outstanding students in life science area,                                   Zhejiang Province, P. R. China

Publications

Articles in Peer Reviewed Journals    

  1. Gossmann A, Cao S, Brzyski D, Zhao LJ, Deng HW, Wang YP. A sparse regression method for group-wise feature selection with false discovery rate control, submitted to IEEE/ACM Transactions On Computational Biology And Bioinformatics, Dec, 2017 accepted
  2. Han YY, Zhao LJ, Lin Y, He H, Tian Q, Zhu W, Shen H, Chen XD, Deng HW. Multiple analyses indicate the specific association of NR1I3, C6 and TNN with low hip BMD risk. J Genet Genomics. 2017 Jun 20;44(6):327-330. doi: 10.1016/j.jgg.2017.05.004.  PMID: 28629900  
  3. Zhang M, Zhao LJ*, Zhou Y, Badr R, Watson P, Ye A, Zhou B, Zhang J, Deng HW, Recker RR, Lappe JM. SNP rs11185644 of RXRA gene is identified for dose-response variability to vitamin D3 supplementation: a randomized clinical trial. Sci Rep. 2017 Jan 12;7:40593. doi: 10.1038/srep40593. PubMed PMID: 28079136; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5228186.

(*corresponding author and same contribution first author)

  1. Du Y, Zhao LJ, Xu Q, Wu KH, Deng HW. Socioeconomic status and bone mineral density in adults by race/ethnicity and gender: the Louisiana osteoporosis study. Osteoporos Int. 2017 Feb 24. doi: 10.1007/s00198-017-3951-1. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28236128.
  2. Lu S, Zhao LJ, Chen XD, Papasian CJ, Wu KH, Tan LJ, Wang ZE, Pei YF, Tian Q, Deng HW. Bivariate genome-wide association analyses identified genetic pleiotropic effects for bone mineral density and alcohol drinking in Caucasians. J Bone Miner Metab. 2016 Dec 23. doi: 10.1007/s00774-016-0802-7. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28012008.
  3. Zhu W, Shen H, Zhang JG, Zhang L, Zeng Y, Huang HL, Zhao YC, He H, Zhou Y, Wu KH, Tian Q, Zhao LJ, Deng FY, Deng HW. Cytosolic proteome profiling of monocytes for male osteoporosis. Osteoporos Int. 2016 Nov 14. [Epub ahead of print], PMID: 27844135
  4. Yong B, Xun F, Zhao LJ, Deng HW, Xu H. A systematic review of association studies of common variants associated with idiopathic congenital talipes equinovarus (ICTEV) in humans in the past 30 years. SpringerPlus. 2016 Jun 27;5(1):896. PMID: 27386344
  5. Zhou QH, Zhao LJ, Wang P, Badr R, Xu XJ, Bu FX, Lappe J, Recker R, Zhou Y, Ye A, Zhou BT. Comprehensive analysis of the association of EGFR, CALM3 and SMARCD1 gene polymorphisms with BMD in Caucasian women. PLoS One. 2014 Nov 14;9(11):e112358. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0112358. eCollection 2014. PubMed PMID: 25396734; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4232396.
  6. Zhou Y, Zhao LJ*, Xu X, Ye A, Travers-Gustafson D, Zhou B, Wang HW, Zhang W, Lee Hamm L, Deng HW, Recker RR, Lappe JM. DNA methylation levels of CYP2R1 and CYP24A1 predict vitamin D response variation. J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol. 2014 Oct;144 Pt A:207-14. doi: 10.1016/j.jsbmb.2013.10.004.. (*corresponding author and same contribution first author)
  7. Zhao LJ, Zhou Y. Response letter: Factors Predicting Vitamin D Response Variation in Non-Hispanic White Postmenopausal Women. 2012 http://jcem.endojournals.org/content/97/8/2699/reply#jcem_el_101040
  8. Yan H, Guo Y, Yang TL, Zhao LJ, Deng HW. A Family-based Association Study Identified CYP17 as a Candidate Gene for Obesity Susceptibility in Caucasians. Genet Mol Res. 2012 May 22;11(AOP). PMID: 22653668
  9. Zhao LJ*, Zhou Y, Bu F, Travers-Gustafson D, Ye A, Xu X, Hamm L, Gorsage DM, Fang X, Deng HW, Recker RR, Lappe JM. Factors Predicting Vitamin D Response Variation in Non-Hispanic White Postmenopausal Women. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2012 97(8):2699-705 PMID: 22585090  (*Corresponding author)

This paper was featured in endocrine today.

  1. Hai R, Zhang L, Pei YF, Zhao LJ, .. Deng HW. Bivariate Genome-Wide Association Study Suggests the DARC Gene Influencing Both Lean Body Mass and Age At Menarche, SCIENCE CHINA Life Sciences. 2012 42 (7): 579-584
  2. Hai R, Pei YF, …, Zhao LJ, Deng HW. Genome-wide Association Study of Copy Number Variation Identified Gremlin1 as a Candidate Gene for Lean Body Mass. J Hum Genet. 2012 Jan;57(1):33-7. PMID: 22048656
  3. Bu FX, Armas L, Lappe J, Zhou Y, Gao G, Wang HW, Recker RR, Zhao LJ*. Comprehensive association analysis of nine candidate genes with serum 25-hydroxy vitamin D levels among healthy Caucasian subjects. Hum Genet. 2010 128(5):549-56. PMID: 20809279 (*Corresponding author)
  4. Zhou J, Zhao LJ*, Watson P, Zhang Q, Lappe JM. The effect of calcium and vitamin D supplementation on obesity in postmenopausal women: secondary analysis for a large-scale, placebo controlled, double-blind, 4-year longitudinal clinical trial. Nutr Metab (Lond). 2010 Jul 23;7(1):62.) PMID: 20650013 (*Corresponding author)

This is a highly accessed paper. The paper is featured in websites such as Life Extension magazine and Team McCallum, the wellness resources, naturally nutrition, etc.

  1. Zhao LJ, Liu XG, Liu YZ, Liu YJ, Papasian CJ, Sha BY, Pan F, Guo YF, Wang L, Yan H, Xiong DH, Tang ZH, Yang TL, Chen XD, Guo Y, Li J, Shen H, Zhang F, Lei SF, Recker RR, Deng HW. Genome-wide association study for femoral neck bone geometry. J Bone Miner Res. 2010 Feb;25(2):320-9. PMID:20175129
  2. Deng FY*, Zhao LJ*, Pei YF, Sha BY, Liu XG, Yan H, Wang L, Yang TL, Recker RR, Papasian CJ, Deng HW. Genome-wide Copy Number Variation Association Study Suggested VPS13B Gene for Osteoporosis in Caucasian. Osteoporos Int. 2010 Apr;21(4):579-87. PMID: 19680589  (*Contribute equally)
  3. Sha BY, Yang TL, Zhao LJ, Chen XD, Guo Y, Chen Y, Pan F, Zhang ZX, Dong SS, Xu XH, Deng HW. Genome-wide Association Study Suggested Copy Number Variation May be Associated with Body Mass Index in the Chinese Population. J Hum Genet. 2009 54(4):199-202. PMID: 19229253
  4. Zhao J, Xiao P, Guo Y, Liu YJ, Pei YF, Yang TL, Pan F, Chen Y, Shen H, Zhao LJ, Papasian CJ, Drees BM, Hamilton JJ, Deng HY, Recker RR, Deng HW. Bivariate genome linkage analysis suggests pleiotropic effects on chromosomes 20p and 3p for body fat mass and lean mass. Genet Res. 2008 Jun;90(3):259-68. PMID: 18593513
  5. Zhao LJ, Xiong DH, Pan F, Recker, RR, Deng HW. Polymorphisms of the tumor necrosis factor alpha receptor 2 gene are associated with obesity phenotypes among 405 Caucasian nuclear families. Hum Genet, 2008 Sep;124(2):171-7. PMID: 18685868
  6. He LN, Liu YJ, Xiao P, Zhang L, Guo Y, Yang TL, Zhao LJ, Drees B, Hamilton J, Deng HY, Recker RR, Deng HW. Genomewide Linkage Scan for Combined Obesity Phenotypes using Principal Component Analysis. Ann Hum Genet. 2008, 72: 319-26. PMID:18261184
  7. Liu XG, Zhao LJ, Liu YJ, Xiong DH, Recker RR, Deng HW. Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene polymorphisms are associated with lean body mass but not fat body mass    Hum Genet, 2008, 123 (2): 189-96 PMID:18180959
  8. Zhao LJ, Jiang H, Papasian CJ, Maulik D, Deng HW. Correlation of Obesity and Osteoporosis - Effect of Fat Mass on the Determination of Osteoporosis. J Bone Miner Res, 2008 Jan;23(1):17-29. PMID:17784844
  9. Tang ZH, Xiao P, Lei SF, Deng FY, Zhao LJ, Deng HY, Tan LJ, Shen H, Xiong DH, Recker RR, Deng HW. A bivariate whole-genome linkage scan suggests several shared genomic regions for obesity and osteoporosis. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2007 Jul;92(7):2751-7. PMID:17473065
  10. Yang YJ, Wang YB, Lei SF, Long JR, Shen H, Zhao LJ, Jiang DK, Xiao SM, Chen XD, Chen Y, Deng HW. AHSG gene polymorphisms are associated with bone mineral density in Caucasian nuclear families. Eur J Epidemiol. 2007;22(8):527-32. PMID:17557141
  11. Zhao LJ, Liu YJ, Hamilton J, Recker RR, Deng HW. Relationship of obesity with osteoporosis. J Clin Endocr Metab, 2007, 92: 1640-1646.PMID:17299077
  12. Zhao LJ, Xiao P, Liu YJ, Shen H, Xiong DH, Robert RR, Deng HW. A Genome-wide Linkage Scan for Quantitative Trait Loci Underlying Obesity Related Phenotypes in 434 Caucasian Families, Hum Genet, 2007 Mar;121(1):145-8. PMID:17115187
  13. Xiong DH, Shen H, Zhao LJ, Xiao P, Yang TL, Guo Y, Wang W, Guo YF, Liu YJ, Recker RR, Deng HW. Robust and comprehensive analysis of 20 osteoporosis candidate genes by very high-density single-nucleotide polymorphism screen among 405 white nuclear families identified significant association and gene-gene interaction. J Bone Miner Res. 2006 21(11):1678-95. PMID:17002564
  14. Liu YZ, Xiao P, Guo YF, Xiong DH, Zhao LJ, Shen H, Liu YJ, Dvornyk V, Long JR, Deng HY, Li JL, Recker RR, Deng HW. Genetic linkage of human height is confirmed to 9q22 and Xq24. Hum Genet. 2006 ;119(3):295-304. PMID:16446976
  15. Shen H, Long JR, Xiong DH, Guo YF, Xiao P, Liu YZ, Zhao LJ, Liu YJ, Deng HY, Li JL, Recker RR, Deng HW. A genomewide scan for quantitative trait loci underlying areal bone size variation in 451 Caucasian families. J Med Genet. 2006 Nov;43(11):873-80.PMID:16825438
  16. Xiong DH, Shen H, Xiao P, Guo YF, Long JR, Zhao LJ, Liu YZ, Deng HY, Li JL, Recker RR, Deng HW. Genome-wide scan identified QTLs underlying femoral neck cross-sectional geometry that are novel studied risk factors of osteoporosis. J Bone Miner Res. 2006 Mar;21(3):424-37. PMID:19491291
  17. Liu YZ, Guo YF, Xiao P, Xiong DH, Zhao LJ, Shen H, Liu YJ, Dvornyk V, Long JR, Deng HY, Li JL, Deng HW. Epistasis between Loci on Chromosomes 2 and 6 Influences Human Height. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2006 91: 3821-3825;PMID:16849413
  18. Xiao P, Shen H, Guo YF, Xiong DH, Liu YZ, Liu YJ, Zhao LJ, Long JR, Guo Y, Recker RR, Deng HW. Genomic Regions Identified for BMD in a Large Sample Including Epistatic Interactions and Gender-Specific Effects. J Bone Miner Res. 2006;21(10):1536-44. PMID:16995807
  19. Guo YF, Shen H, Liu YJ, Wang W, Xiong DH, Xiao P, Liu YZ, Zhao LJ, Recker RR, Deng HW. Assessment of Genetic Linkage and Parent-of-origin Effects on Obesity, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, 2006, 91(10):4001-5. PMID:16835282
  20. Zhao LJ, Guo YF, Xiong DH, Xiao P, Recker RR, Deng HW. Is a gene important for bone resorption a candidate for obesity? An association and linkage study on the RANK (receptor activator of nuclear factor-kappaB) gene in a large Caucasian sample. Hum Genet 2006, 120(4):561-70. PMID:16960694
  21. Yang TL*, Zhao LJ*, Liu YJ, Recker RR, Deng HW. Genetic and Environmental Correlations of Bone Mineral Density at Different Skeletal Sites in females and males. Calcified Tissue International. 2006 78(4):212-7. (*Contribute equally) PMID:16604284
  22. Wang W*, Zhao LJ*, Reck RR, Deng HW. Genetic and Environmental Correlations between Obesity Phenotypes and Age at Menarche. International Journal of Obesity, 2006 Mar 28; [Epub ahead of print] (*Contribute equally) PMID:16568135
  23. Zhao LJ, Liu PY, Recker RR, Deng HW. Correlation of transmenopausal bone mass in healthy white women: a long-term longitudinal study. Osteoporos Int. 2006, 17(10):1501-5. PMID:16896513
  24. Zhao LJ, Deng HW. Forward: Involvement of genetic factors in bone, muscle, and nerves. J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact 2006, 6(1):1-2
  25. Guo YF, Xiong DH, Shen H, Zhao LJ, Xiao P, Guo Y, Wang W, Yang TL, Robert R, Deng HW. Polymorphisms of the Low-density lipoprotein receptor-related protein 5 (LRP5) gene are associated with obesity phenotypes in a large family-based association study. J Med Genet. 2006 Oct;43(10):798-803. PMID:16723389
  26. Zhang YY, Liu PY, Lu Y, Long JR, Liu YJ, Shen H, Zhao LJ, Elze L, Recker RR, Deng HW. Tests of Linkage and/or Association of PTH/PTHrP Receptor Type 1 Gene with Bone Mineral Density and Height in Nuclear Families. J Bone Miner Metab. 2006 ;24:36-41 PMID:16369896
  27. Dvornyk V, Long JR, Liu PY, Zhao LJ, Shen H, Recker RR, Deng HW. Predictive factors for age at menopause in Caucasian females. Maturitas. 2006; 54(1): 19-26 PMID:16213680
  28. Xiong D, Liu Y, Liu P, Zhao L, Deng H. Association analysis of estrogen receptor alpha gene polymorphisms with cross-sectional geometry of the femoral neck in Caucasian nuclear families. Osteoporos Int. 2005; 16(12):2113-22. PMID:16292600
  29. Long JR, Liu PY, Lu Y, Dvornyk V, Xiong DH, Zhao LJ, Deng HW. Tests of linkage and/or association of TGF-beta1 and COL1A1 genes with bone mass. Osteoporosis Int. 2005 Jan;16(1):86-92. PMID:15164160
  30. Liu PY, Zhang YY, Lu Y, Long JR, Shen H, Zhao LJ, Xu FH, Xiao P, Xiong DH, Liu YJ, Recker RR, Deng HW. A survey of haplotype variants at several disease candidate genes: the importance of rare variants for complex diseases. J Med Genet. 2005 42(3):221-7. PMID:15744035
  31. Shen H, Long JR, Xiong DH, Liu YJ, Liu YZ, Xiao P, Zhao LJ, Dvornyk V, Zhang YY, Rocha-Sanchez S, Liu PY, Li JL, Deng HW. Mapping quantitative trait Loci for cross-sectional geometry at the femoral neck. J Bone Miner Res. 2005 20(11):1973-82. PMID:16234971
  32. Guo Y*, Zhao LJ*, Guo YF Recker RR, Deng HW. Genetic and Environmental Correlations between Age at Menarche and Bone Mineral Density at Different Skeletal Sites. Calcified Tissue International. 2005, 77(6):356-60. (*Contribute equally) . PMID:16362457
  33. Zhao LJ, Li MX, Guo YF, Xu FH, Deng HW. SNPP: Automating Large-scale SNP Genotype Data Management. Bioinformatics, 2005, 21:266-268. PMID:15377503
  34. Long JR, Xu H, Zhao LJ, Liu PY, Deng HW. The oestrogen receptor alpha gene is linked and/or associated with age of menarche in different ethnic groups.J Med Genet. 2005, 42(10):796-800. PMID:16199553
  35. Xu H, Zhao LJ, Lei SF, Li MX, Sun X, Deng FY, Jiang DK and Deng HW. The (CA)n Polymorphism of the TNFR2 Gene is Associated with BMD in Chinese Nuclear Families. Journal of human genetics. 2005;50(6):301-4. PMID:15886863
  36. Liu YZ, Xu FH, Shen H, Liu YJ, Zhao LJ, Long JR, Zhang YY, Xiao P, Xiong DH, Dvornyak V, Conway T, Davies M, Recker RR, Deng HW. 2004 Genetic dissection of human stature in a large sample of multiplex pedigrees. Anal of Human Genetics, 2004 68(Pt 5):472-88. PMID:15469424
  37. Xu FH, Liu YJ, Huang QY, Zhao LJ, Shen H, Liu YZ, Dvornyk V, Conway T, Li JL, Davies M, Recker RR, Deng HW. A Follow-Up Linkage Study for Bone Size Variation in an Extended Sample. Bone. 2004 35(3):777-84. PMID:15336616
  38. Shen H, Zhang YY, Long JR, Xu FH, Liu YZ, Xiao P, Zhao LJ, Xiong DH, Liu YJ, Dvornyk V, Rocha-Sanchez S, Liu PY, Li JL, Conway T, Davies KM, Recker RR, Deng HW. 2004 A Genomewide Linkage Scan for Bone Mineral Density in an Extended Sample: Evidence for Linkage on 11q23 and Xq27. J Med Genet. 2004, 41(10):743-51. PMID:15466007
  39. Long JR, Liu PY, Liu YJ, Lu Y, Xiong DH, Shen H, Zhao LJ, Xiong DH, Elze L, Recker R, Deng HW. APOE haplotypes influence bone mineral density in Caucasian males but not females. Calcif Tissue Int. 2004 75(4):299-304. PMID:15549644
  40. Dvornyk V, Long JR, Xiong DH, Liu PY, Zhao LJ, Shen H, Zhang YY, Liu YJ, Rocha-Sanchez S, Xiao P, Recker RR, Deng HW. Current limitations of SNP data from the public domain for studies of complex disorders: a test for ten candidate genes for obesity and osteoporosis. BMC Genet. 2004 Feb 25;5(1):4. PMID:15113403
  41. Huang QY, Xu FH, Shen H, Zhao LJ, Deng HY, Liu YJ, Dvonyk V, Conway T, Davies KM, Li JL, Liu YZ, Recker RR, Deng HW. A Second Stage Genome Scan for QTLs Influencing BMD Variation. Calcified Tissue Intl. 2004 75(2):138-43. PMID:15085314
  42. Long JR, Zhang YY, Liu PY, Liu YJ, Shen H, Dvornyk V, Zhao LJ, Deng HW. Association of Estrogen Receptor alpha and Vitamin D Receptor Gene Polymorphisms with Bone Mineral Density in Chinese Males. Calcif Tissue Int. 2004 74(3):270-6. PMID:14595531
  43. Long JR, Liu PY, Lu Y, Xiong DH, Zhao LJ, Zhang YY, Elze L, Recker RR, Deng HW. Association between COL1A1 gene polymorphisms and bone size in Caucasians. Eur J Hum Genet. 2004 12(5):383-8. PMID:14722584
  44. Liu YJ, Xu FH, Shen H, Liu YZ, Deng HY, Zhao LJ, Huang QY, Dvornyk V, Conway T, Davies KM, Li JL, Recker RR, Deng HW. A follow-up linkage study for quantitative trait loci contributing to obesity-related phenotypes. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2004 89(2):875-82. PMID:14764808
  45. Long JR, Zhao LJ, Liu PY, Lu Y, Dvornyk V, Shen H, Liu YJ, Zhang YY, Xiong DH, Xiao P, Deng HW. Patterns of linkage disequilibrium and haplotype distribution in disease candidate genes. BMC Genet. 2004 5(1):11. PMID:15157284
  46. Zhao LJ, Liu PY, Long JR, Lu Y, Xu FH, Zhang YY, Shen H, Xiao P, Elze L, Recker RR, Deng HW. Test of Linkage and/or Association between the Estrogen Receptor  Gene with Bone Mineral Density in Caucasian Nuclear Families. Bone. 2004 35:395-402. PMID: 15268889
  47. Liu YZ, Xu FH, Shen H, Deng H, Liu YJ, Zhao LJ, Dvornyk V, Conway T, Li JL, Huang QY, Davies KM, Recker RR, Deng HW. Confirmation linkage study in support of the X chromosome harbouring a QTL underlying human height variation. J Med Genet. 2003 40(11):825-31. PMID:14627672
  48. Lei SF, Deng FY, Liu XH, Huang QR, Qin Y, Zhou Q, Jiang DK, Li YM, Mo XY, Liu MY, Chen XD, Wu XS, Shen H, Dvornyk V, Zhao L, Recker RR, Deng HW. Polymorphisms of four bone mineral density candidate genes in Chinese populations and comparison with other populations of different ethnicity. J Bone Miner Metab. 2003;21(1):34-42. PMID:12491092
  49. Qin YJ, Shen H, Huang QR, Zhao LJ, Zhou Q, Li MX, He JW, Mo XY, Lu JH, Recker RR, Deng HW. Estrogen receptor alpha gene polymorphisms and peak bone density in Chinese nuclear families. J Bone Miner Res. 2003 18(6):1028-35. PMID:12817755
  50. Dvornyk V, Liu XH, Shen H, Lei SF, Zhao LJ, Huang QR, Qin YJ, Jiang DK, Long JR, Zhang YY, Gong G, Recker RR, Deng HW. Differentiation of Caucasians and Chinese at bone mass candidate genes: implication for ethnic difference of bone mass. Ann Hum Genet. 2003 67(Pt 3):216-27. PMID:12914574
  51. Zhang YY, Long JR, Liu PY, Liu YJ, Shen H, Zhao LJ, Deng HW. Estrogen receptor alpha and vitamin D receptor gene polymorphisms and bone mineral density: association study of healthy pre- and postmenopausal Chinese women. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2003 308(4):777-83. PMID:12927786