Chun Liu, M.D., M.S./M.P.H.

Scientist II
Nutrition and Cancer Biology Laboratory
Phone: (617) 556-3174
Fax: (617) 556-3344

M.D., Harbin Medical University, China
MPH/MS in Public health and Nutrition, A Joint Program of Netherlands Organization for International Cooperation in Higher Education, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization and University of the Philippines

Research Focus
Study the role of nutrients and bioactive food components in preventing inflammation and cancer and underlying molecular mechanisms.

Selected Professional Affiliations
American Association for Cancer Research

Board certification
Medicine (China)

Selected Publications

Liu C, Wang XD, Bronson RT, Smith DE, Krinsky NI, Russell RM. Effects of physiological versus pharmacological beta-carotene supplementation on cell proliferation and histopathological changes in the lungs of cigarette smoke-exposed ferrets. Carcinogenesis 2000 Dec;21(12):2245-53.

Liu C, Russell RM, Seitz HK, Wang XD. Ethanol enhances retinoic acid metabolism into polar metabolites in rat liver via induction of cytochrome p4502E1. Gastroenterology 2001 Jan;120(1):179-89.

Liu C, Lian F, Smith DE, Russell RM, Wang XD. Lycopene supplementation inhibits lung squamous metaplasia and induces apoptosis via up-regulating insulin-like growth factor-binding protein 3 in cigarette smoke-exposed ferrets. Cancer Res 2003 Jun 15;63(12):3138-44.

Liu C, Wang XD, Mucci L, Gaziano JM, Zhang SM. Modulation of lung molecular biomarkers by beta-carotene in the Physicians’ Health Study. Cancer 2009 Mar 1;115(5):1049-58.

Liu C, Bronson RT, Russell RM, Wang XD. beta-Cryptoxanthin supplementation prevents cigarette smoke-induced lung inflammation, oxidative damage and squamous metaplasia in ferrets. Cancer Prev Res (Phila). 2011 Aug;4(8):1255-66.

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