Basic Information

Cao Yongxiao

Ph D 


Doctoral supervisor 

Editorial board member of Northwest Pharmaceutical Journal
Editorial board member of The Open Nitric Oxide Journal 
Editorial board member of Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology     
Peer reviewer of European Journal of Pharmacology
Peer reviewer of Chinese Pharm acological Bulletin
Peer reviewer of Journal of  Xi’an Jiaotong University (Medical Sciences)


2005  Visit Scholar, Glostrup Hospital, University Hospital of Copenhagen, Denmark
2001-2004  Xian Jiaotong University, Ph.D. (biochemistry & molecular biology) 
2002-2003  Visitor scholar in
Lund University, Sweden
1982-1985  Xi’an Medical University,  M. Sc. (Pharmacology)
1977-1982  Xi’an Medical University,  M.D. & B.Sc. (Medicine)



Pharmacology for undergraduate of five year system in clinical medicine, forensic, prevention, nursing, and stomotology
Pharmacology for undergraduate of four year system in pharmacy and pharmaceutical science
Pharmacology for undergraduate of seven year system in clinical medicine and in life science
Pharmacology for foreign students
Discover and scan of new drug, vascular receptors and diseases for graduate students
Supervising graduate students and undergraduate experimental design

Main Research Papers

1 Hao Liu, Xiao-Bin Bai, Song Shi and Yong-Xiao Cao. Hydrogen sulfide protects from intestinal ischaemia–reperfusion injury in rats. Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology 2009; 61: 1–6 [SCI]

2.Ying Lei, Yong-Xiao Cao, Cang-Bao Xu and Yaping Zhang.The Raf-1 inhibitor GW5074 and dexamethasone suppress sidestream smoke-induced airway hyper responsiveness in mice. Respiratory Research 2008;  [SCI]

Shahzad M, Yang X, Raza Asim MB, Sun Q, Han Y, Zhang F, Cao YLu S. Black seed oil ameliorates allergic airway inflammation by inhibiting T-cell proliferation in rats. Pulm Pharmacol Ther 2008.2.  [SCI  

Fan LH, Tian HY, Wang J, Huo JH, Hu Z, Ma AQCao YX. Downregulation of Kir6.1/SUR2B channels in the obese rat aorta. Nutrition 2008. Dec 2 [SCI

5.Fan, L.H., Tian, H.Y., Yang, M.L., Ma, A.Q., Hu, Z., Bai, X.J., Cao, Y.X. 2008. High-fat diet may impair K (ATP) channels in vascular smooth muscle cells. Biomed Pharmacother. doi:10.1016/ j.biopha. 2008.01.005 [SCI]

6.Li, J., Cao, Y.X., Cao, L., Liu, Y., Xu, C.B., 2008. Heat stress alters G-protein coupled receptor-mediated function and endothelium-dependent relaxation in rat mesenteric artery. Eur J Pharmacol. 2008,   588(2-3):280-5 [SCI]

7.Jun-tao Li,Yin-li Zhang,Jie-qun Ma,Jie Gao,Chun-shu Wang; Jing Liu; Yong-xiao Cao. Montmorillonite Absorbs Uric Acid and Decreases the Concentration of Uric Acid in the Serum. Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering, 2008. ICBBE 2008:971-974 [EI]

8. Li hui Long,Zhao Ma,Yongxiao Cao,Jing Liu,Ting Zhai. Effect of Montmorillonite on Diffusion of Creatinine Between Blood Vessel and Intestine;Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering, 2008. ICBBE 2008:1237 - 1240 [EI]

9.Zhang W,Cao YX,He JY,Xu CB. Down-regulation ofα1-adrenoceptor expression by lipid-soluble smoke particles through transcriptional factor nuclear factor-κB pathway. Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology,2007;101:401–406[SCI]
10.He JY,Zhang W,He LC,Cao YX. Imperatorin induces vasodilatation possibly via inhibiting voltage dependent calcium channel and receptor-mediated Ca2+ influx and release. European Journal of Pharmacology 2007;573:170–175[SCI]

11.Jie Li, Yong-Xiao Cao, Hao Liu, Cang-Bao Xu. Enhanced G-protein coupled receptors-mediated contraction and reduced endothelium-dependent relaxation in hypertension. Eur. J. Pharmacol. 2007,557:186-194 [SCI]

12. Yong-xiao CAO,Xiao-jiang YANG,Jian-yu HE,Jing LIU, Ke-xi LI. Hypotensive and vasodilator effects of S-D. Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology. 2006 Dec;99 (6):425-30.[SCI]

13. Yong-Xiao Cao,Wei Zhang,Jian-Yu He,Lang-Chong He,Cang-Bao Xu. Ligustilide induces vasodilatation via inhibiting voltage dependent calcium channel and receptor-mediated Ca2+ influx and release. Vascular Pharmacology.2006,45:171–176 [SCI]

14.Yan Cai, Xin-fang Meng, Yong-xiao Cao,Hua Lu, Shao-fei Zhu, Liang-zhenZhou. Montmorillonite ameliorates hyperthyroidism of rats and mice attributed to its adsorptive effect. European Journal of Pharmacology.2006;551(1-3):156-161[SCI]

15. Hong-Li Luo,Wei-Jin Zang,Jun Lu,Xiao-Jiang Yu,Yuan-Xi Lin and Yong-Xiao Cao. The Protective Effect of Captopril on Nicotine-Induced Endothelial Dysfunction in Rat. Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology 2006, 99, 237-245 [SCI]

16.Guo-Gang Luo, Yong-Xiao Cao, Lars Edvinsson,Cang-Bao Xu. Vascular endothelin ETB receptor-mediated contraction requires phosphory- lation of ERK1/2 proteins. European Journal of Pharmacology. 2006; 538:124-131[SCI]

17.Cao YX, Xu CB, Luo GG, Edvinsson L. Up-regulation of alpha1A- adrenoceptors in rat mesenteric artery involves intracellular signal pathways. Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology 2006; 98(1):61-67.[SCI]

18.Zhang JY,Cao YX,Xu CB,Edvinsson L. Lipid-soluble smoke particles damage endothelial cells and reduce endothelium-dependent dilatation in rat and man. BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2006;6:3.[SCI] 

19.Cao YX, Zheng JP, He JY, Li J,Xu CB, Edvinsson L. Induces vasodilatation of rat mesenteric artery in vitro mainly by inhibiting receptor-mediated Ca2+-influx and Ca2+-release. Archives Of Pharmacal Research 2005;28(6):709-715.[SCI]

20.Cao YX, He LC,Xu CB, Luo GG, Edvinsson L. Enhanced transcription of contractile 5-hydroxytryptamine 2A receptors via extracellular signal-regulated kinase 1/2 after organ culture of rat mesenteric artery.Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology 2005;96(4): 282-288.[SCI]

21.Luo GG,Xu CB,Cao YX,Edvinsson L.Transcriptional up-regulation in expression of 5-hydroxytryptamine2A and transcriptional down-regulation of angiotensin II type 1 receptors during organ culture of rat mesenteric artery. Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology 2004;95(6):280-7. [SCI]
22.CAO Yong-xiao,He Lang-Chong, XU Cang-bao, Lars Edvinsson. Alteration in contractile response to noradrenaline, 5-hydroxytryptamine, sarafotoxin 6c, and angiotensin Ⅱ in rat mesenteric artery during organ culture. Academic Journal of Xian Jiangtong University, 2004,16(2):156-160



Department of Pharmacology 
Xi`an Jiaotong University College of Medicine
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       Xi`an, Shaanxi, 710061
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Research Interests

·    Vacular pharmacology                       ·    Evaluation on new drugs