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洪錦堂教授 Dr. Jim-Tong Horng

Current Position: Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Chang Gung University, Taiwan
Education :英國劍橋大學生化學博士
Specialties:Membrane trafficking and virology
TEL:(03)211-8800 ext. 5156 

Research theme:

Dr. Horng’s research focuses mainly on the molecular interactions between RNA viruses and host cells, and on the development of compounds active against influenza virus and enterovirus 71. There is a special emphasis on the regulation of cellular response to viral replication. These studies will elucidate the molecular basis of viral replication.


Research Details:

*Development and molecular study antiviral drugs against influenza virus and enterovirus 71 and their efficacy in animal models.

*Molecular mechanism of endoplasmic reticulum response induced and modulated by enterovirus 71

*Communal host factors required for (+) RNA virus replication, including enterovirus 71 and hepatitis C virus.

*Regulation of enterovirus 71 replication by cellular microRNA and its target identification by proteomic approach.

*Development and molecular study of antiviral drugs against influenza virus  

Recent publications (* corresponding author, 2004-2010)

1.Shin-Ru Shih, Tzu-Yun Chu, Gadarla Randheer Reddy, Sung-Nain Tseng, Hsiun-Ling Chen, Jiann-Yih Yeh, Yu-Sheng Chao, John T.-A. Hsu, Hsing-Pang Hsieh, and Jim-Tong Horng* (2010), Pyrazole compound BPR1P0034 with potent and selective anti-influenza virus activity, Journal of Biomedical Science (in press) (SCI 2.013, Ranking 54%)

2.Jia-Rong Jheng, Kean Seng Lau, Wen-Fang Tang, Ming-Hsien Wu, and Jim-Tong Horng*(2010), Endoplasmic reticulum stress is induced and modulated by enterovirus 71, Cellular Microbiology 12(6):796-813 (SCI 5.598, Ranking 13.18%))

3.Jiann-Yih Yeh†, Mohane Selvaraj Coumar†, Jim-Tong Horng†, Hui-Yi Shiao, Fu-Ming Kuo, Hui-Ling Lee, In-Chun Chen, Chun-Wei Chang, Wen-Fang Tang, Sung-Nain Tseng, Chi-Jene Chen, Shin-Ru Shih, John T.-A. Hsu, Chun-Chen Liao, Yu-Sheng Chao and Hsing-Pang Hsieh (2010), Anti-influenza drug discovery: Structure-activity relationship and mechanistic insight into novel angelicin derivatives. Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 53(4):1519-33 (†equal contribution) (SCI4.898, Medicinal Chemistry 3/41=7.3%)

4.Shin-Ru Shih*†, Jim-Tong Horng†, Leo L. M. Poon, Tzu-Chun Chen, Jiann-Yih Yeh, Hsing-Pang Hsieh, Sung-Nain Tseng, Chiayn Chiang, Wan-Ling Li, Yu-Sheng Chao, and John T.-A. Hsu (2010), BPR2-D2 targeting viral ribonucleoprotein complex-associated function inhibits oseltamivir-resistant influenza viruses, Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy 65:63-71(†equal contribution) (SCI4.328, Infectious diseases 8/51=15.6%)

5.Tzou-Yien Lin†, Yi-Chun Liu†, Jia-Rong Jheng, Hui-Ping Tsai, Jia-Tsrong Jan, Wen-Rou Wong and Jim-Tong Horng* (2009) Anti-enterovirus 71 Activity Screening of Chinese Herbs with Anti-infection and Inflammation Activities, American Journal of Chinese Medicine, 37:143–158 (SCI1.058, General and internal medicine 68/107=63.5%)

6.Jing-Yi Lin, Mei-Ling Li, Peng-Nien Huang, Kun-Yi Chien, Jim-Tong Horng and Shin-Ru Shih (2008) Heterogeneous nuclear ribonuclear protein K interacts with the enterovirus 71 5’-untranslated region and participates in virus replication, Journal of General Virology, 89:2540-2549

7.Ying-Ju Chen, Shih-Jhan Zeng, John TA Hsu, Jim-Tong Horng, Hong-Ming Yang, Shin-Ru Shih, Yu-Ting Chu, Tzong-Yuan Wu (2008) Amantadine as a regulator of internal ribosome entry site, Acta Pharmacol Sin. 29:1327-33.

8.Wen-Fang Tang, Shing-Ying Yang, Bin-Wen Wu, Jia-Rong Jheng, Yin-Li Chen, Chung-Hsuan Shih, Kwang-Huei Lin, Hsin-Chi Lai, Petrus Tang and Jim-Tong Horng*(2007)  Reticulon 3 binds to 2C protein of enterovirus 71 and is required for viral replication, Journal of  Biological Chemistry, 282:5888-5898 (SCI 5.520, Ranking 40/263=14.9%)

9.Bin-Wen Wu, Tai-Long Pan, Yann-Lii Leu, Yu-Kaung Chang, Pei-Ju Tai, Kwang-Huei Lin, Jim-Tong Horng* (2007) Antiviral effects of Salvia miltiorrhiza (Danshen) against enterovirus 71, American Journal of Chinese Medicine, 35:153-168 (SCI1.058, General and internal medicine 68/107=63.5%)

10.Tung WH, Sun CC, Hsieh HL, Wang SW, Horng JT, Yang CM. (2007) EV71 induces VCAM-1 expression via PDGF receptor, PI3-K/Akt, p38 MAPK, JNK and NF-kappaB in vascular smooth muscle cells. Cell Signal. 19(10):2127-37 (SCI4.147, Ranking 49/156=31.4%)

11.Jun-Rong Wei, Yu-Huan Tsai, Yu-Tze Horng, Po-Chi Soo, Shang-Chen Hsieh, Po-Ren Hsueh, Jim-Tong Horng, Paul Williams, Hsin-Chih Lai (2006) A mobile quorum-sensing system in Serratia marcescens. Journal of Bacteriology, 188(4):1518-25  (SCI 4.013, Ranking 17/94=18%)

12.Yu-Kaung Chang, Jim-Tong Horng, Ren-Ze Huang, Shiuan-Yaw Lin (2006) Direct recovery of clotting factor IX from unclarified human plasma by expanded bed ion exchange chromatography, Biochemical Engineering Journal, 30:138-146(SCI 1.899, CHEMICAL ENGINEERING 23/116=19.8%)

13.Yu-Kaung Chang, Jim-Tong Horng, Ren-Ze Huang, Shiuan-Yaw Lin (2006) Direct capture of factor IX from unclarified human plasma by IMEBAC.  Biochemical Engineering Journal, 29:12-22 (SCI 1.899, CHEMICAL ENGINEERING 23/116=19.8%)

14.Wen-Rou Wong, Yu-Yun Chen, Shun-Min Yang, Yin-Li Chen, and Jim-Tong Horng* (2005) Phosphorylation of PI3K/Akt and MAPK/ERK in an early entry step of enterovirus 71, Life Sciences, 78: 82-90 (SCI 2.583, Ranking 39.7%)

15.Horng, Jim-Tong* and Tan, C.-Y. (2004) Biochemical characterization of the coating mechanism of the endosomal donor compartment of synaptic vesicles.  Neurochemical Research 29:1411-16 (SCI 1.811, Ranking 162/275=58.9%)

Past publication

1.Faundez, V. Horng, J-T, and Kelly, R.B. (1998) A function for the AP-3 coat complex in synaptic vesicle formation from endosomes. Cell, 93:423-432 (First two authors contributed equally to this paper)

2.Pool, M., Lopez-Huertas, E., Horng, J.-T. and Baker, A. (1998) NADPH is a specific inhibitor of protein import into glyoxysomes. Plant Journal, 15:101-114

3.Clift-O'Grady, L., Desnos, C., Lichtenstein, Y., Faundez, V., Horng, J.-T. and Kelly, R.B. (1998) A method for the reconstitution of synaptic vesicle biogenesis from PC12 membranes. Methods, a companion to methods in Enzymology, 16:150-159

4.Salem , N., Faundez, V., Horng, J.-T., and Kelly, R.B. (1998) A v-SNARE participates in synaptic vesicle formation mediated by the AP3 adaptor complex. Nature Neuroscience, 1:551-556

5.Faundez, V., Horng, J.-T. and Kelly, R.B. (1997) ARF1 is required for synaptic vesicle budding in PC12 cells. J. Cell Biology, 138:505-515

6 Horng, J.-T., Behari, R., Burke, L.E.C.-A. and Baker, A. (1995) Import of glycolate oxidase: Investigation of the energy requirement and targeting signal. Eur. J. Biochem. 230:157-163


1.The XIIIth International Congress of Virology, International Union of Microbiological Societies 2005,San Francisco, USA (Selected Speaker), 2005: Enterovirus 71 replication complex is associated with cellular membranes

2.Chang Gung University, 2005: Reticulon 3 binds to 2C protein of enterovirus 71 and is required for viral replication

3.National Central University, 2006: Molecular studies of host-enterovirus 71 interaction

4.American Society for Virology 28th Annual Meeting, 2009: Enterovirus 71 induces endoplasmic reticulum stress and modulates the unfolded protein response signaling cascade to benefit viral infection (delivered by Jia-Rong Jeng)

5.National Central University, 2009, Drug discovery against influenza viruses.

6.National Chung Cheng University, 2009, War against influenza viruses


1. 林世明,李世光,李世元,朱淑芳,蕭文欣,陳志傑,王安邦,高全良,林啟萬,蘇慶琅,董育蕙,張光男,黃榮山,張培仁,吳文中,陳家智,徐明璋,許世明,洪錦堂,“一種破壞病毒致病性之化學原料”, ROC Patent Document No. 200423926 (November 16, 2004).

2 . 林世明,李世光,李世元,朱淑芳,蕭文欣,陳志傑,王安邦,高全良,林啓萬,蘇慶琅,董育蕙,張光男,黃榮山,張培仁,吳文中,陳家智,徐明璋,許世明,洪錦堂,“一種破壞冠狀病毒致病性之活性劑”, ROC Patent No. I304338 (December 21, 2008).

3. Hsieh, Hsing-Pang; Hsu, Tsu-An; Yeh, Jiann-Yih; Horng, Jim-Tong; Shih, Shin-Ru; Chang, Sui-yuan; Chao, Yu-Sheng "COUMARIN COMPOUNDS AND THEIR USE FOR TREATING      VIRAL INFECTION" US Patent Application No.US2009000481789 (December 17, 2009)

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