Min-Xin Guan, PhD

Adjunct Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-636-3337

Fax 513-636-2261

Email min-xin.guan@cchmc.org

Mitochondrial biogenesis, cellular and molecular biology of mitochondrial disorders, especially in hearing loss and neuromuscular disorders.

BS: Biology, Hangzhou University, 1983.

PhD: The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, 1993.

Research Fellow: California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, 1993-1996.

Senior Research Fellow: California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, 1996-1999.

Guan MX. Mitochondrial 12S rRNA mutations associated with aminoglycoside ototoxicity. Mitochondrion. 2011 Mar;11(2):237-45.

Li R, Guan MX. Human mitochondrial leucyl-tRNA synthetase corrects mitochondrial dysfunctions due to the tRNALeu(UUR) A3243G mutation, associated with mitochondrial encephalomyopathy, lactic acidosis, and stroke-like symptoms and diabetes. Mol Cell Biol. 2010 May;30(9):2147-54.

Wang X, Yan Q, Guan MX. Combination of the loss of cmnm5U34 with the lack of s2U34 modifications of tRNALys, tRNAGlu, and tRNAGln altered mitochondrial biogenesis and respiration. J Mol Biol. 2010 Feb 5;395(5):1038-48.

Qian Y, Guan MX. Interaction of aminoglycosides with human mitochondrial 12S rRNA carrying the deafness-associated mutation. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2009 Nov;53(11):4612-8.

Li R, Liu Y, Li Z, Yang L, Wang S, Guan MX. Failures in mitochondrial tRNAMet and tRNAGln metabolism caused by the novel 4401A>G mutation are involved in essential hypertension in a Han Chinese Family. Hypertension. 2009 Aug;54(2):329-37.

Wang X, Yan Q, Guan MX. Mutation in MTO1 involved in tRNA modification impairs mitochondrial RNA metabolism in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Mitochondrion. 2009 Jun;9(3):180-5.

Wang X, Lu J, Zhu Y, Yang A, Yang L, Li R, Chen B, Qian Y, Tang X, Wang J, Zhang X, Guan MX. Mitochondrial tRNAThr G15927A mutation may modulate the phenotypic manifestation of ototoxic 12S rRNA A1555G mutation in four Chinese families. Pharmacogenet Genomics. 2008 Dec;18(12):1059-70.

Wang X, Yan Q, Guan MX. Deletion of the MTO2 gene related to tRNA modification causes a failure in mitochondrial RNA metabolism in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. FEBS Lett. 2007 Sep 4;581(22):4228-34.

Guan MX, Yan Q, Li X, Bykhovskaya Y, Gallo-Teran J, Hajek P, Umeda N, Zhao H, Garrido G, Mengesha E, Suzuki T, del Castillo I, Peters JL, Li R, Qian Y, Wang X, Ballana E, Shohat M, Lu J, Estivill X, Watanabe K, Fischel-Ghodsian N. Mutation in TRMU related to transfer RNA modification modulates the phenotypic expression of the deafness-associated mitochondrial 12S ribosomal RNA mutations. Am J Hum Genet. 2006 Aug;79(2):291-302.

Li R, Qu J, Zhou X, Tong Y, Hu Y, Qian Y, Lu F, Mo JQ, West CE, Guan MX. The mitochondrial tRNA(Thr) A15951G mutation may influence the phenotypic expression of the LHON-associated ND4 G11778A mutation in a Chinese family. Gene. 2006 Jul 5;376(1):79-86.