International Journal of Nutrition

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International Journal of Nutrition-Free radical toxicology;-Zhenquan Jia


Department of Biology,
College of Arts and Science,
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.


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Zhenquan Jia


321 McIver street,
312 Eberhart Bldg,
Greensboro NC 27412,
United States.

Research Interests:

  • Free radical toxicology;
  • environmental cardiovascular inflammation and injury;
  • redox signaling;
  • amelioration of vascular dysfunction and toxicity with bioactive compounds.



  1. Jia Z, Nallasamy P, Liu D, Shah H, Li JZ, Chitrakar R, Si H, McCormick J, Zhu H, Zhen W, Li YR. Luteolin protects against vascular inflammation in mice and TNF-alpha-induced monocyte adhesion to endothelial cells via suppressing NF-ĸB signaling pathway, J Nutr Biochem, 26(3):293-302, 2015.
  2. Speen A, Jones C, Patel R, Shah H, Nallasamy P, Brooke EA, Zhu H, Li YR, Jia Z. Mechanisms of CDDO-imidazolide-mediated cytoprotection against acrolein-induced neurocytotoxicity in SH-SY5Y cells and primary human astrocytes. Toxicol Lett. 238(1):32-42, 2015.
  3. Shah H, Saunders C, Speen A, Brooke E, Nallasamy P, Zhu H, Li and Jia Z. Protection of HepG2 Cells from Acrolein Toxicity by CDDO-Im Via Glutathione-Mediated Mechanism. Exp Biol Med, 240(10):1340-51, 2015.
  4. Chiu NHL, Jia Z, Diaz R, Wright P. Rapid Differentiation of In Vitro Cellular Responses to Toxic Chemicals by Using MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometry. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 34(1):161-6, 2015.
  5. Li JZ, Ke Y, Misra HP, Trush MA, L YR, Zhu H, Jia Z. Mechanistic Studies of Cancer Cell Mitochondria- and NQO1-mediated Redox Activation of Beta-Lapachone, a Potentially Novel Anticancer Agent. Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology, 29;281(3):285-293, 2014.
  6. Li YR , Zhu H, Kauffman M , Danelisen I, Misra HP, Ke Y, Jia Z. Paraoxonases Function as Unique Protectors against Cardiovascular Diseases and Diabetes: Updated Experimental and Clinical Data. Exp Biol Med, 5;239(8):899-906, 2014.
  7. Nallasamy P, Si H, Babu PV, Fu Y, Brooke BS, Halley S, Zhen W, Zhu H, Liu D, Li Y, Jia Z. Sulforaphane reduces vascular inflammation in mice and prevents TNF-α-induced monocyte adhesion to primary endothelial cells through interfering with the NF-κB pathway. J Nutr Biochem, 25(8):824-33, 2014.
  8. Wright PC, Qin H, Choi MMF, Chiu NH, Jia Z. Carbon nanodots interference with lactate dehydrogenase assay in human monocyte THP-1 cells. SpringerPlus, 3:615:1-5, 2014.
  9. Fu Y, Luo J, Jia Z, Zhen W, Zhou K, Gilbert E, Liu D. Baicalein Protects against Type 2 Diabetes via Promoting Islet β-Cell Function in Obese Diabetic Mice. Int J Endocrinol, 2014:846742, 2014.
  10. Jia Z, Velayutham Anandh Babu P, Si H, Nallasamy P, Zhu H, Zhen W, Misra HP, Li Y, Liu D. Genistein prevents inhibits TNF-α-induced endothelial inflammation through the protein kinase A pathway and improves vascular inflammation in C57BL/6 mice. Int J Cardiol. 3;168(3):2637-45, 2013.