Dr. Yueshan Hu

Dr. Yueshan Hu received his M.B. and  M.Med. degrees 

in Traditional Chinese Medicine from prestigious

universities in China, and received his Ph.D.

degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences in United States.

Dr. Hu was an Assistant Professor at Guangzhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) prior to coming to US. Dr. Hu worked as a Research/Teaching Assistant at South Dakota State University for a couple of years, then as a Scientist/Technical Supervisor at Avera McKennan Hospital for many years. Currently Dr. Hu holds multiple adjunct appointments including Visiting Professor at Guangzhou University of TCM, Assistant Professor at Department of Psychiatry, University of South Dakota, and Assistant Professor at Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, South Dakota State University.

Dr. Hu was certified as Diplomate of Chinese Herbology previously and then upgraded to Diplomate of Oriental Medicine (Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology) by US National Certification Commission of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Currently, Dr. Hu holds his active license of acupuncture (Lic. Ac.).

Dr. Hu has many years of experience in practicing Traditional Chinese Medicine. His additional experience in biomedical sciences and pharmaceutical sciences will greatly help his practice of evidence-based Oriental Medicine at our clinic.


Dr. Hu now works at both Sioux Falls and Omaha locations. 

Selected Publications

1. Zhu E, Soundy TJ, Hu Y, (2016). Genetics of Alcoholism. South Dakota Medicine

2. Kuppast B, Spyridaki K, Lynch C, Hu Y, Liapakis G, Davies GE, Fahmy H (2015). Synthesis of New Thiazolo[4,5-d]pyrimidines as Corticotropin Releasing Factor Modulators. Med Chem.11(1):50-9.

3. Hu Y, Young AJ, Ehli EA, Nowotny D, Davies PS, Droke EA, Soundy TJ, Davies GE (2014). Metformin and berberine prevent olanzapine-induced weight gain in rats. PLos One 9(3): e93310.

4. Abdellaoui A, Hottenga JJ, Knijff  PD, Nivard MG, Xiao X, Scheet P, Brooks A, Ehli EA, Hu Y, Davies GE, Hudziak JJ, Sullivan P, Beijsterveldt TV, Willemsen G, Geus  EJ, Penninx B, Boomsma DI (2013). Population Structure, Migration, and Diversifying Selection in the Netherlands. European Journal of Human Genetics; 21(11):1277-85.

5. Tsala DE, Nga N, Joseph MN, Kalandi GE, Jacques E, Paul Victor ZZ, Theophile D, Hu Y (2013). A dermal wound healing effect of water extract of the stem bark of Alafia multiflora Stapf. Phytopharmacology; 4(1), 114-122.

6. Scheet P, Ehli EA, Xiao X, Beijsterveldt C, Abdellaoui A, Althoff RR, Hottenga JJ, Willemsen G, Nelson KA,  Huizenga P, Hu Y, Bartels M, Groen-Blokhuis MM, de Geus E., Hudziak J, Davies GE, Boomsma DI (2012). Twins, tissue and time: A Comparison of Genomic Structures. Twin Research and Human Genetics, 15(6):737-45.

7. Hu Y, Ehli EA, Kittelsrud J, Ronan PJ, Munger K, Downey T, Bohlen K, Callahan L, Munson V, Janhke M, Marshall LL, Nelson K, Huizenga P, Hansen R, Soundy TJ, Davies GE (2012). Lipid-lowering effect of berberine in human subjects and rats. Phytomedicine; 19(10):861-7. 

8. Hu Y, Ehli EA, Nelson K, Bohlen K, Lynch C, Huizenga P, Soundy TJ, Davies GE (2012). Genotyping performance between saliva and blood-derived genomic DNAs on the DMET array: a comparison. PLoS ONE; 7(3):e33968.

9. Ehli EA, Abdellaoui A, Hu Y, Hottenga JJ, Kattenberg M, Beijsterveldt TV, Bartels M, Althoff RR, Xiao XJ, Scheet P, Geus EJ, Hudziak JJ, Boomsma DI, Davies GE (2012). Inherited and de novo CNVs in MZ twin pairs discordant and concordant for Attention Problems. European Journal of Human Genetics; 20(10):1037-43.

10. Ehli EA, Hu Y, Lengyel-Nelson T, Hudziak JJ, Davies GE (2012). Identification and functional characterization of three novel alleles for the serotonin transporter-linked polymorphic region. Molecular Psychiatry; 17(2):185-92.

11. Hu Y, Ehli EA, Lengyel-Nelson T, Hudziakd JJ, Davies GE (2012). Berberine and evodiamine  influence serotonin transporter (5-HTT) expression via the 5-HTT-linked polymorphic region. The Pharmacogenomics Journal. 12(5):372-8.

12. Hu Y, Kutscher E, Davies GE (2010). Berberine inhibits SREBP-1-related clozapine and risperidone induced adipogenesis in 3T3-L1 cells. Phytother Res; 24(12): 1831-1838.

13. Hu Y, Fahmy H, Zjawiony JK, Davies GE (2010). Inhibitory effect and transcriptional impact of berberine and evodiamine on human white preadipocyte differentiation. Fitoterapia; 81(4): 259-268.

14. Hu Y, Davies GE (2010). Berberine inhibits adipogenesis in high-fat diet-induced obesity mice. Fitoterapia; 81(5): 358-366.

15. Hu Y, Davies GE (2009). Berberine increases expression of GATA-2 and GATA-3 during inhibition of adipocyte differentiation. Phytomedicine; 16(9): 864-873.

16. Zhao Y, Seefeldt T, Chen W, Wang X, Matthees D, Hu Y, Guan X (2009) Effects of glutathione reductase inhibition on cellular thiol redox state and related systems. Arch Biochem Biophys. 485(1):56-62.

17. Tan YH, Wu YY, Zhong FY, Hu Y, Lin YZ, Li JF (2006).  Proliferation-inhibited and apoptosis-inducted effects of evodiamine on liver cancer cells of mice. Pharmacology and Clinics of Chinese Materia Medica. 22(3): 33-35.

18. Tan YH, Wu YY, Hu Y (2005). Construction of HSV-tk/GCV suicide gene system for hepatocarcinoma cells and its bystander effect in rats. World Chinese Journal of Digestology. 13(17): 2069-2073.

19. Wang B, Li JX, Hu Y, Gao L (2005). Effects of acupoint injection therapy of own blood on mRNA expression of IL-4, IL-5, and IL-10. Journal of External Therapy of Traditional Chinese Medicine. 14(3): 10-11.

20. Wang B, Hu Y, Li JF (2005). Effect of Ganoderma triterpene on proliferation of dendritic cells from mouse spleen. Zhong Yao Cai. 28(7): 577-579.

21. Wang B, Li JF, Hu Y (2005). Effect of angelica sinensis polysaccharide on proliferation of dendritic cells of mouse spleen. Chinese Journal of Anatomy. 28(4): 403-405.

22. Hu Y, Li JF, Wang J, Gao L, Tan YH (2004). Primary discuss of related genes' expressional chart of syndromes constructed with RFDD-PCR technique. Modern Journal of Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine. 13(8): 981-984.

23. Hu Y, Li JF, Tan YH (2004). Application of Gene Chip Technology on Traditional Chinese Drug Study. Shengzhen Journal of Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine. 14(1): 56-59.

24. Hu Y, Li JF, Wang B (2004). mRNA differential display in peripheral blood of asthma patients with kidney deficiency syndrome. Journal of Henan University of Chinese Medicine. 20(3): 13-15.

Selected international and national presentations

1. Hu Y. "Applications of Molecular Genetics on Traditional Chinese Medicine". Guangzhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Guangzhou, Guangdong, China; 2015(Podium presentation)

2. Hu Y. "Personalized Medicine and Pharmacogenetics". Guangzhou Medical University. Guangzhou, Guangdong, China; 2015(Podium presentation)

3. Hu Y. "Molecular Genetics Techniques for R&D of Traditional Chinese Medicine". Hunan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Changsha, Hunan, China; 2015(Podium presentation)

4. Hu Y. "Frontier of  Pharmaceutical Sciences – Pharmacogenetics". Guangdong Pharmaceutical University. Guangzhou, Guangdong, China; 2015(Podium presentation)

5. Weber ZM, Vattathil S, Hu Y, Scheet P, Davies GE, Ehli EA. The dilution dilemma; a method to accurately estimate tumor fractions in complex tumor/normal DNA dilutions. 64th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics. San Diego, CA. 2014.

6. Rojas-Espaillat LA, Krie A, Weber Z, Bohlen, Hu Y, Fagerness M, Kittelsrud J, Flier N, Davies G, Ehli E. “A low carbohydrate nutritional program improves adiposity, metabolic, and nutritional parameters in obese patients with estrogen receptor positive endometrial and breast cancer.” 45th  Annual meeting of Society of Gynecologic Oncology. Tampa, FL. 2014.

7. Rojas-Espaillat LA, Krie A, Demuth H, Bohlen K, Hu Y, Fagerness M, Flier N, Kittelsrud J, Weber Z, Ehli E. “Improved quality of life for early stage estrogen positive cancer survivors on a low carbohydrate, calorie restricted dietary intervention.” 45th Annual meeting of Society of Gynecologic Oncology. Tampa, FL. 2014.

8. Rojas-Espaillat LA, Krie A, Weber Z,  Bohlen K, Hu Y, Fagerness M, Flier N, Kittelsrud J, Ehli E, Davies G. “A low carbohydrate nutritional program improves weight, insulin, and estrogenic parameters in obese patients with estrogen receptor positive endometrial cancer.” 45th Annual meeting of Society of Gynecologic Oncology. Tampa, FL. 2014.

9. Hu Y. "Prevention of atypical antipsychotics-induced weight gain: Efficacy and mechanism of berberine treatment. " 2nd International Conference and Exhibition on Obesity & Weight Management. Las Vegas, NV; 2013 (Podium presentation)

10. Bohlen KN, Soundy TJ, Kutscher EC, Stanton J, Ehli EA, Hu Y, Bradley B, Davies GE. "Multidisciplinary team provides pharmacogenomics intervention to improve medication burden in an institutionalized psychiatric population." 21st World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics, Boston, MA; 2013

11. Hu Y, Young AJ, Ehli EA, Nowotny D, Davies PS, Droke EA, Soundy TJ, Davies GE. "Metformin and berberine prevent olanzapine-induced weight gain in rats. " 21st World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics, Boston, MA; 2013

12. Nelson KA, Stoker A, Huizenga P, Weaver S, Jung T, Ehli EA, Soundy TJ, Bohlen KN, Hu Y, Davies GE. "Association between MAOA and aggressive behavior in adolescents receiving the pharmaceutical treatment lisdexamfetamine dimesylate for ADHD symptoms. " 21st World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics, Boston, MA; 2013

13. Ehli EA, Nelson K, Hu Y, Hottenga JJ, Willemsen AHM, Huizenga P, van Beijsterveldt T, Bartels M, Nowotny D, Xiao X, Scheet P, de Geus EJ, Hudziak JJ, Boomsma DI, Davies GE. "Genome-Wide Association Studies of 7,224 Dutch Twins, Siblings, and Parents Reveals Significant Associations to Several Phenotypes. " 5th SDSU/Avera Research Symposium, Brookings SD 2013.

14. Xie J, Hu Y, Seefeldt T. “Berberine protects H9c2 rat cardiomyocytes in a thiol oxidative stress model.” 5th SDSU/Avera Research Symposium, Brookings SD 2013.

15. Nelson KA, Kondratuk KE, Davies PS, Davies GE, Hu Y.  "Berberine prevents glucocorticoid-induced gluconeogenesis in HepG2 Cells. " 5th SDSU/Avera Research Symposium, Brookings SD 2013.

16. Kondratuk KE, Nelson KA, Davies PS, Davies GE, Hu Y.  "Amelioration of Dexamethasone-induced Gluconeogenesis by Metformin in vitro. " 5th SDSU/Avera Research Symposium, Brookings SD 2013.

17. Krie AA, Bohlen KN, Ageton C, DeMuth H, Norfolk D, Kittelsrud J, Thomes R, Fahrendorf A, Muth J, Rojas-Espaillat LA, Davies GE, Hu Y. "Weight loss and lipids-lowering efficacy of a low carbohydrate, calorie restricted diet intervention on postmenopausal breast cancer patients. " 2013 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, San Antonio, TX; 2013

18. Krie AA, Demuth H, Hu Y, Ageton C, Bohlen KN, Norfolk D, Muth J, Fahrendorf A, Kittelsrud J, Rojas-Espaillat LA, Davies GE. "Improved Quality of Life for Early Stage Breast Cancer Survivors on a low carbohydrate, calorie restricted dietary intervention. " 2013 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, San Antonio, TX; 2013

19. Krie AA, Bohlen KN, Hu Y, Ageton C, Demuth H, Norfolk D, Kittelsrud J, Thomes R, Fahrendorf A, Muth J, Rojas-Espaillat LA, Davies GE. Low Carbohydrate Dietary Intervention Improves Insulin, Hormonal Levels and Inflammatory Markers in Early Stage, Postmenopausal Breast Cancer Survivors 2013 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, San Antonio, TX; 2013

20. Gammeter WB, Wilson B, Davies GE, Nelson K, Ehli E, Hu Y, Huizenga P. "The influence of individualized experience and education with psychiatric genomic testing on resident physician knowdedge and confidence with genomics. " Annual meeting of  Association for Academic Psychiatrist. Hilton Nashville, TN, 2012

21. Kuppast BK, Szymanski PT, Spyridaki K,  George L, Hu Y, Davies GE, Fahmy H. "5-(substituted)-4-(arylamino)pyrimidines and Thiazolo[4,5-d]-pyrimidines as corticotropin releasing factor receptor antagonists."244th National Meeting and Exposition, Division of Medicinal Chemistry, Philadelphia, PA, 2012

22. Hu Y, Ehli EA, Hudziak JJ, Davies GE. "Berberine and evodiamine influence serotonin transporter (5-HTT) expression via the 5-HTT-linked polymorphic region." 19th World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics. Washington DC, 2011. (Podium presentation)          

23. Nelson KA., Ehli EA., Huizenga P, Soundy TJ, Davies GE, Hu Y. “Correlation between amplifiable human saliva-derived DNA and Affymetrix DMET array genotyping call rate in patients with severe psychiatric disorders.” 19th World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics. Washington DC, 2011

24. Bohlen KN, Bradley B, Kutscher E, Soundy TJ, Ehli EA, Hu Y, Davies GE. "A Multidisciplinary Pharmacogenomic Treatment Approach to Reduce Medication Burden and Improve Subject Outcomes in a Rural Developmental Center." 19th World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics. Washington DC, 2011

25. Ehli EA, Abdellaoui A, Hu Y, Hottenga JJ, Kattenberg M, Beijsterveldt TV, Bartels M, Althoff RR, Xiao XJ, Scheet P, Geus EJ, Hudziak JJ, Boomsma DI, Davies GE. “Attention problems and CNVs: A study of MZ twin pairs." 12th ICHG and 61st Annual Meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics. Montreal, Canada, 2011

26. Scheet P, Ehli EA, Xiao X, Abdellaoui A, Althoff RR, Hottenga JJ, Nelson KA, Huizenga P, Hu Y,  Bartels M,  Goen-Blokhis MM, Geus ED, Hudziak JJ, Davies G.E, Boomsma DI. “Twins, tissue and time: A comparison of genomic inference across monozygotic twins, DNA sources and longitudinal samples.” 12th ICHG and 61st Annual Meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics. Montreal, Canada, 2011

27. Ehli EA, Hu Y, Lengyel-Nelson T, Hudziak JJ, Davies GE. “Identification and functional characterization of three novel alleges for the serotonin transporter-linked polymorphic region.” 60th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics. Washington DC, 2010

28. Hu Y, Kutscher E, Davies GE. “Berberine Inhibits SREBP-1-Related Clozapine and Risperidone Induced  Adipogenesis in 3T3-L1 Cells.” American Obesity Association 28th Annual Scientific Meeting, San Diego, CA, 2010

29. Hu Y, Davies GE. “Berberine inhibited adipogenesis in vitro and in vivo.” American Diabetes Association 69th Scientific Session, New Orleans, LA, 2009

Patent

US20110281852 and WO/2011/119649: “Pharmaceutical compositions containing berberine for treatment or prevention of obesity and weight gain to anti-psychotic drugs”.

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Dr. Hu had 8 years of full-time education of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China, and 13 years of work experience in TCM, Biomedical Sciences, and Pharmaceutical Sciences


Immediate pain relief! From a 7 to 0 on the pain scale in 2 days’ time! Dr. Hu really listened to me and treated accordingly ........

                       -----------   Nancy from Sioux Falls SD

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