Kevin Wang, PhD

Title: Director, Center for Neuroproteomics and Biomarkers Research

Associate Director, Center for Traumatic Brain Injury Studies


Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience

Contact information:
Center for Traumatic Brain Injury Studies,
Evelyn F. & William L. McKnight Brain Institute of the University of Florida
PO Box 100256
Gainesville, FL 32610
Ph: 352-294-0031

Areas of Interest:
CNS injury, proteases, proteomics, calcium-binding proteins, biomarkers.

Ph.D. (Pharmaceutical Sciences)
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.
B.Sc. (Honors)-with Distinction Biochemistry (Major), Biomedical Science (Minor)
University of Guelph, Guelph, Canada

5/1998 Parke-Davis R&D 1997 Managerial Award
4/1984 Silver Medal (Academic Excellence), Chemical Institute of Canada

PI NINDS-NIH, R01 NS049175-01 A1, "Biochemical basis of axonal & myelin injury in head trauma" 2005-2009

PI, Daimonion Diagnostics LLC, "Biomarker Characterization for traumatic brain injury" 2005-2007

PI, Florida Alzheimer's Center & Research Institute, "A biochemical linkage between traumatic brain injury and alzheimer's disease" 2004-2006

Co-PI, DoD , DAMD17-03-1-0066, "Biochemical markers for brain injury: An integrated proteomics-based approach" 2003-2007

PI, University of Florida Research Opportunity Fund, "Developing novel protease-targeted PET-visible "Inhibitor-ligans" to image neuronal cell damage following traumatic brain injury and methamphetamine exposure in live animals" 2003-2004

Co-PI, DoD, DAMD17-01-1-0765, "Common mechanisms of neuronal cell death after exposure to diverse environmental insults: Implications for treatment" 2001-2005

Co-PI: NIH, R01, NS#39091-02, Proteolytic Mechanisms of TBI 2001-2004

Co-PI: NIH R01, NS #38105-01, Calpain-Calpastastin Modulation of TBI 2000-2003

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-3. Wang, K.K.W., Roufogalis, B.D. and Villalobo, A. (1988) Further characterization of the calpain-mediated proteolysis of the human erythrocyte plasma membrane Ca2+ ATPase. Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 267, 317-327. [PDF]

-4. Wang, K.K.W., Roufogalis, B.D. and Villalobo, A. (1989) Calpain I activated Ca2+ transport by the human erythrocyte plasma membrane calcium pump In: Calcium Binding Proteins in Normal and Transformed Cells (Lawson, D.E.M. and Pochet, R., eds.) Plenum Publishing Co., pp. 171-176.

-5. Wang, K.K.W., Villalobo, A. and Roufogalis, B.D. (1989) Calmodulin-binding proteins as calpain substrates. (review) Biochem. J. 262, 693-706.

-6. Wang, K.K.W., Roufogalis, B.D. and Villalobo, A. (1989) Characterization of the fragmented forms of calcineurin produced by calpain I. Biochem. Cell Biol. 67, 703-711. [PDF]

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-8. Wang, K.K.W. (1990) Developing selective inhibitors of calpain. (review) Trends Pharmacol. Sc. 11, 139-142. [PDF]

-9. Roufogalis, B.D., Brzuszczak, I., Xu, Y.-H., Conigrave, A.D., Machan, C.L. and Wang, K.K.W. (1990) Persistent Ca2+ -induced activation of erythrocyte membrane Ca2+-ATPase unrelated to calpain proteolysis. Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 279, 78-86. [PDF]

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-11. Wang, K.K.W., Wright, L.C., Machan, C.L., Allen, B.G., Conigrave, A.D. and Roufogalis, B.D. (1991) Protein kinase C phosphorylates the carboxyl-terminal of the human erythrocyte plasma membrane Ca2+-ATPase. J. Biol. Chem. 266, 9078-9085.

-12. Wang, K.K.W., Du, Y.-S., Diglio, C., Tsang, W. and Kuo, T.H. (1991) Hormone-induced phosphorylation of the plasma membrane calcium pump in cultured aortic endothelial cells. Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 289, 103-108. [PDF]

-13. Wang, K.K.W., Kuo, T.H. and Roufogalis, B.D. (1991) Structure-function relationship of the plasma membrane Ca2+-ATPase revealed by V8 protease treatment. Biochem. J., 279, 537-544.

-14. Wang, K.K.W., Villalobo, A. and Roufogalis (1992) The plasma membrane calcium pump: a multiregulated transporter. (invited review) Trends Cell Biol. 2, 46-52.

-15. Kuo, T.H., Tsang, W., Wang, K.K.W. and Carlock, L. (1992) Simultaneous reduction of the sarcolemmal and SR calcium ATPase activities and gene expression in cardiomyopathic hamster. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1138, 343-349. [PDF]

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-17. Buroker Kilgore, M. and Wang, K.K.W. (1993) A Coomassie brilliant blue G250-based colorimetric assay for measuring activity of calpain and other proteases. Anal. Biochem. 208, 387-392.

-18. Elivira, M., Diez, J.A, Wang, K.K.W., Villalobo, A. (1993) Phosphorylation of connexin-32 by protein kinase C prevents its proteolysis by calpain I. J. Biol. Chem. 268, 14294-14300.

-19. Roufogalis, B.D. and Wang, K.K.W. (1993) The Plasma Membrane Calcium Pump (invited review) Today's Life Science 5, (2) 28-34; (3) 24-30. [PDF 1] [PDF 2]

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-21. Wang, K.K.W. and Yuen, P.w. (1994) (invited review) Calpain inhibition: an overview of its therapeutic potentials. Trends Pharmacol. Sci. 15, 412-419. [PDF]

-22. Elvira, M., Wang, K.K.W. and Villalobo, A. (1994) Phosphorylated and non-phosphorylated connexin-32 molecules in gap junction plaques are protected against calpain proteolysis after protein kinase C-phosphorylation. Biochem. Soc. Trans. 22, 793-796. [PDF]

-23. De Jongh K., Colvin, A.A., Wang, K.K.W. and Catterall, W.A. (1994) Differential Proteolysis of the full-length form of the L-type calcium channel alpha 1 subunit by calpain. J. Neurochem. 63, 1558-1564. [PDF]

-24. Hajimohammadreza, I., Probert, A.W., Coughenour, L.L., Borosky, S.A., Boxer, P.A., Marcoux, F.W., Wang, K.K.W. (1995) Inhibition of Calmodulin-Dependent Protein Kinase-II Attenuates Excitotoxic Amino Acid Mediated Neuronal Death. J. Neurosci. 15, 4093-4101. [PDF]

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-26. Posner, A., Raser, K. and Wang, K.K.W. (1995) Aurintricarboxylic acid is an inhibitor of µ -calpain and m-calpain. Biochem. Mol. Biol. Int. 36, 291-299. [PDF]

-27. Watson, P.H., Mortimer, S.T., Wang, K.K.W., Croall, D.E. and Hanley, D.A. (1995) Calcium activated proteases in the bovine parathyroid gland: potential role in degradation of parathyroid hormone to peptide fragments. J. Molecular Endocrinology. 15, 61-71. [PDF]

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29. Raser, K.J., Buroker-Kilgore, M. and Wang, K.K.W. (1996) Inactivation of calpain by terbium ion through binding interaction. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1292, 9-14. [PDF]

-30. Wang, K.K.W., Posner, A. and Hajimohammadreza, I. (1996) Improved method of total protein extraction from cultured cells for use in protein electrophoresis and Western blotting. Biotechniques, 20, 662-668. [PDF]

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-32. Wang, K.K.W., Nath, R., Posner, A., Raser, K.J., Buroker-Kilgore, M., Ye, Q., Takano, E., Hatanaka, M., Maki, M., Marcoux, F.W., Caner, H., Collins, J.L., Fergus, A., Lee, K.S., Lunney, E.A., Hays, S.J. and Yuen, P.-w. (1996) Alpha-Mercaptoacrylic Acid Derivatives Are Selective Non-peptide and Calcium-Binding Domain-targeting Calpain Inhibitors. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 93, 6687-6692.[PDF]

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-34. Hell, J.W., Westenbroek, R.E., Breeze, L.J., Wang, K.K.W., Chavkin, C. and Catterall, W.A. (1996) NMDA receptor-induced proteolytic conversion of postsynaptic class C L-type calcium channels in hippocampal neurons. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 93, 3362-3367.

-35. Vartanian, M.G., Cordon, J.J., Kupina, N.C., Schielke, G., Posner, A., Raser, K.J., Wang, K.K.W. and Taylor, C.P. (1996) Phenytoin pretreatment prevents hypoxic-ischemic brain damage in neonatal rats, Develop. Brain Res. 95, 169-175. [PDF]

-36. Edelstein, C.L., Yaqoob, M.M., Akhunaizi, A.M., Gengaro, P.E., Nemenoff, R.A., Wang, K.K.W., Schrier, R.W. (1996) Modulation of hypoxia-induced calpain activity in rat renal proximal tubules. Kidney Int. 50, 1150-1157. [PDF]

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-39. Nath, R., Raser, K.J., McGinnis, K., Stafford, D. and Wang, K.K.W. (1996) Effects of Calpain and ICE-like Protease Inhibitors on Neuronal Apoptosis. NeuroReport 8, 249-256.

-40. Wang, K.K.W. and Yuen, P.-w. (1997) Development and Therapeutic Potential of Calpain Inhibitors. Adv. Pharmacol. 37, 117-152.[PDF]

-41. Gilbertsen, R.B., Posmantur, R., Nath, R., Wang, K.K.W. (1997) Apoptotic death induced in MOLT-4 T-lymphoblasts by purine nucleoside phosphorylase inhibition. Inflamm. Res. 46, S151-S152.

-42. Posmantur, R., McGinnis, Nadimpalli, R., Gilbertsen, R. and Wang, K.K.W. (1997) Characterization of CPP32-like protease activity following apoptotic challenge in SH-SY5Y neuroblastoma cells. J. Neurochem. 68, 2328-2337.

-43. Hajimohammadreza, I., Nath, R., Raser, K.J., Nadimpalli, R. and Wang, K.K.W. (1997) Proteolysis of Neuronal nitric oxide synthase and calmodulin-dependent protein kinase IIalpha undergo neurotoxin-induced proteolysis. J. Neurochem. 69, 1006-1013.[PDF]

-44. Lin, G.-d., Chattopadhyay, D., Maki, M., Wang, K.K.W., Carson, M., Takana, E., Hatanaka, M., DeLucas, L.J., Narayana, S.V.L. (1997) Crystal structure of calcium bound domain VI of calpain at 1.9A resolution and its role in enzyme assembly and inhibitor binding. Nature Structure Biology 4, 539-547.

-45. Posmantur, R., Wang, K.K.W., Nath, R., Gilbertsen, R., (1997) a purine nucleoside phosphorylase (PNP) inhibitor induces apoposis via caspase-3 like protease activity in Molt-4 cells. Immunopharmacology 37, 231-244. [PDF]

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-47. Waters, S.L., Sarang, S.S., Wang, K.K.W. and Schnellmann, R.G. (1998) Calpains mediate calcium and chloride influx during the late phase of cell injury. J. Pharmacol. Exp. Ther. 283, 1177-1184.

-48. Zhao, X., Posmantur, R., Kampfl, A., Liu, S.J., Wang, K.K.W., Newcomb, J.K., Pike, B., Clifton, G.L. and Hayes, R.L. (1998) Subcellular localization and duration of µ -calpain and m-calpainm activity following traumatic brain injury in the rat: A casein zymography study. J. Cereb. Blood Flow Metab., 18, 161-167. [PDF]

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-77. Zimmerman, U-J P., Boring, L., Pak, J.H., Mukerjee, N. and Wang, K.K.W. (2000) The calpain small subunit gene is essential: its inactivation results in embryonic lethality. IUBMB Life. 2000 Jul;50(1):63-68.[PDF]

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-82. Nath, R., McGinnis, K., Dutta, S., Shivers, B., Wang, K.K.W. (2001) Inhibition of p38 kinase mimics survival signal-linked protection against apoptosis in rat cerebellar granule neurons. Cell Mol. Biol. Lett. 6, 173-184. [PDF]

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-85. Pike, B.R., Flint, J, Johnson, E., Glenn, C.C., Dutta, S., Wang, KKW and Hayes, R.L. (2001) Accumulation of Calpain-Cleaved Non-Erythroid ?II-Spectrin in Cerebrospinal Fluid after Traumatic Brain Injury in Rats. J. Neurochem. 78, 1297-1306.[PDF]

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-88. Newcomb-Fernandez, J.K., Zhao, X., Pike, B.R., Wang, K.K.W., Kampfl, A., Beer, R., Deford, SM. and Hayes, R.L. (2002) Concurrent assessment of calpain and caspase-3 activation after oxygen-glucose deprivation in primary septo-hippocampal cultures. J. Cereb. Blood Flow Metab. 21, 1281-1294. [PDF]

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-90. Wang, K.K.W. (2002) Assaying proteases in cellular environments In: Current Protocols in Protein Science (Ed. J.E. Coligan, B. Dunn, H.L. Ploegh and D.W. Speicher) John Wilkey & Sons, Inc. New York. p.12. 21.1-21.12.14. [PDF]

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-92. Wang, K.K.W. (2002) Calpain and caspase in ischemic and traumatic brain injury. In New Concepts in Cerebral Ischemia. (Ed. Rick Lin) CRC press, Chapter 9 , pp. 181-200. [PDF]

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-98. Park, Y.H., Kantor, L., Wang, K.K.W., Gnegy, M.E. (2002) Repeated intermittent treatment with amphetamine induces neurite outgrowth in rat pheochromocytoma cells (PC12 cells). Brain Research 951, 43-52.[PDF]

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-101. McGinnis, K.M., Gnegy, M.E. and Wang, K.K.W. (2003) Cytochrome C translocation does not lead to caspase activation in maitotoxin-treated SH-SY5Y human neuroblastoma cells. Neurochem. Int 42(6):517-523.[PDF]

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-112. Waghray, A., Wang, D., McKinsey, D.M., Hayes, R.L. and Wang, K.K.W. (2004) Molecular cloning and characterization of rat and human calpain-5. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 324, 46-51.[PDF]

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-115. Svetlov, SI, TN Ignatova, KKW Wang, RL Hayes, VG Kukekov (2004) Growth and clonal expansion of neural stem/progenitor cells by lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) in mouse neurospheres. J. Hematotherapy & Stem Cell Research. 13:685-693.

-116. Johnson EA, SI Svetlov, BR Pike, PJ Tolentino, G Shaw, KKW Wang, RL Hayes, JA Pineda. (2004) Cell-specific upregulation of survivin after experimental traumatic brain injury in rats. J Neurotrauma 21:1183-95.

-117. Ellis, RL, W O’Steen, RL Hayes, KKW Wang, D Anderson (2005). Cellular localization and enzymatic activity of cathepsin B after spinal cord injury in the rat. Experimental Neurology 193:19-28.

-118. Ringger, NC, BE O’Steen, JG Brabham, X Silver, J Pineda, KKW Wang, and RL Hayes (2005) A novel marker for traumatic brain injury: CSF alphaII-spectrin breakdown product levels. J. Neurotrauma 21: 1443–1456.

-119. Haskins, WE, FH Kobeissy; RA Wolper, AK Ottens, JW Kitlen, SH McClung, BE O'Steen, MM Chow, JA Pineda, ND Denslow, RL Hayes, and KKW Wang (2005) Rapid discovery of putative protein biomarkers of traumatic brain injury by SDS-PAGE-capillary liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry, J. Neurotrauma. 22:629-644. [PDF]

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-121. Larner, SF, DM McKinsey, RLHayes, and KKW Wang (2005) Caspase-7: Increased Expression and Activation Following Traumatic Brain Injury in Rats. J. Neurochem. 94:97-108.

-122. Bernath, E, MC Liu, RL Hayes, and KKW Wang (2005) Elevation of Cytoskeletal Protein Breakdown in Aged Wistar Rat. Brains. Neurobiol of Aging, epub. [PDF]

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