Dr. Leilei Zhong

Paper: 1. Ma B, Zhong L, van Blitterswijk CA, Post JN, Karperien M. T cell factor 4 is a pro-catabolic and apoptotic factor in human articular chondrocytes by potentiating nuclear factor κB signaling. J Biol Chem. 2013 Jun 14;288(24):17552-8


  1. Role of TCF4 in signaling crosstalk with NF-ƙB in human chondrocytes (OARSI world congress on osteroarthritis Philadelphisa, PA April 18th -21th 2013)
  2. DKK1, FRZB, GREM1 as gatekeepers of articular cartilage homeostasis (Advances in Tissue Regeneration 2013 conference on 14 and 15 November 2013 in Lattrop, the Netherlands)
  3. DKK1, FRZB, GREM1 prevent IL1β induced articular cartilage degradation (OARSI world congress on osteroarthritis Paris, France, April 24-27, 2014)
  4. IL1β AND TNFα SIGNALING REGULATE DKK1, FRZB, GREM1 IN HUMAN ARTICULAR CARTILAGE (Interdisciplinary Signaling Workshop in Visegrad, Hungary, July 21-25, 2014)
  5. DKK1 and FRZB are human articular chondrocyte secreted factors that inhibit hypertrophy of mesenchymal stem cells (EMBO Conference Stem Cells in Cancer and Regenerative Medicine Thursday, 09/10/14 - Sunday, 12/10/14 , Heidelberg, Germany)