International Journal of Sports Science

International Journal of Sports Science aims to facilitate and enhance communication across all sub-disciplines of the sport sciences. The emphasis of the journal is on the human sciences, broadly defined, applied to sport and exercise. Manuscripts dealing with original investigations of exercise, validation of technological innovations in sport or comprehensive reviews of topics relevant to the scientific study of sport will be considered for publication.

Junpeng Wang

Editorial Board Member of International Journal of Sports Science

Post-doctoral Fellow, Nutrion Immunology Lab, Jean Mayer USDA HNRC on Aging at Tufts University, USA

Research Areas

Immunonogy (Nutrition and exercises), Microbiology, Vaccine


2003-2008 Ph.D.China Agricultural University, Beijing, China
1998-2002B.Sc. Henan Agricultural University, Zhengzhou, China


2010-presentPostdoctoral training, Nutritional Immunology Laboratory, Jean Mayer USDA HNRCA at Tufts University, Boston, MA, USA
2008-presentInstitution of Molecular Medicine, College of Medicine, Henan University, Kaifeng, China

Academic Achievement

Kerry Oils & Grains’ Special Scholarship at China Agricultural University, 2008
Travel awards of National Foundation for Infectious Disease, 2008

Publications: Conferences/Workshops/Symposiums/Journals/Books

[1]  Junpeng Wang, Munkyong Pae, Simin Nikbin Meydani, Dayong Wu. Epigallocatechin-3-gallate inhibits expression of receptors for T cell regulatory cytokines and their downstream signaling in mouse CD4+ T cells. J Nutr. Accepted.
[2]  Junpeng Wang, Zhihong Ren, Yanmei Xu, Sheng Xiao, Simin Nikbin Meydani, Dayong Wu. Epigallocatechin-3-Gallate Ameliorates Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis by Altering Balance among CD4(+) T-Cell Subsets. Am J Pathol. 2012, 182(1): 221-234.
[3]  Wu Dayong, Junpeng Wang, Munkyong Pae, Simin Nikbin Meydani. Green tea EGCG, T cells, and T cell-mediated autoimmune diseases. Mol Aspects Med. 2011, In press.
[4]  Junpeng Wang, Hongli Song, Xuan Tang, Yongjie Yang, V.J. Vieira, Yingpeng Niu, Yuanfang Ma. Effect of exercise training intensity on murine T-regulatory cells and vaccination response. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports. 2011, In press.
[5]  Wu Dayong, Junpeng Wang. The ability of green tea to alleviate autoimmune diseases: fact or fiction? Expert Rev Clin Immunol. 2011, 7(6):711-3.
[6]  Wenjuan Zhang, Junpeng Wang, Baowei Su, Ruiguo Li, Zheng Ding, Youmin Kang, Bin Wang. Cimetidine augments Th1/Th2 dual polarized immune responses to recombinant HBV antigens. Vaccine. 2011, 29(29-30): 4862-4868.
[7]  Guanping Mao, Junpeng Wang, Youmin Kang, Ping Tai, Jing Wen, Qiang Zou, Ge Li, Hong Ouyang, Guoliang Xia and Bin Wang. Progesterone Increases Systemic and Local Uterine Proportions of CD4+CD25+ Treg Cells during Midterm Pregnancy in Mice. Endocrinology. 2010, 151(11):5477-88.
[8]  Junpeng Wang, Ligan Lu, Hongli Song, Yongjie Yang, Yuanfang Ma. Effect of polyethylene glycol as adjuvant on hepatitis B virus DNA vaccine in vitro. Wei Sheng Wu Xue Bao. 2010, 50(7):949-54.
[9]  Hanqian Xu, Gan Zhao, Xiaoxi Huang, Zheng Ding, Junpeng Wang, Xiao Wang, Yating Cheng, Youmin Kang, Bin Wang. CD40-expressing plasmid induces anti-CD40 antibody and enhances immune responses to DNA vaccination. J Gene Med. 2010, 12(1):97-106.
[10]  Junpeng Wang, Baowei Su, Zheng Ding, Xiaogang Du, Bin Wang. Cimetidine enhances immune response of HBV DNA vaccination via impairment of the regulatory function of regulatory T cells. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2008, 372(3):491-6.
[11]  Baowei Su, Junpeng Wang, Xiao Wang, Huali Jin, Gan Zhao, Zheng Ding, Youmin Kang, Bin Wang. The effects of IL-6 and TNF-α as molecular adjuvants on immune responses to FMDV and maturation of dendritic cells by DNA vaccination. Vaccine. 2008, 26(40):5111-22.
[12]  Ping Tai, Junpeng Wang, Huali Jin, Xiaoming Song, Jun Yan, Youmin Kang, Lin Zhao, Xiaojin An, Xiaogang Du, Xiufen Chen, Songbo Wang, Guoliang Xia, Bin Wang. Induction of regulatory T cells by physiological level estrogen. J Cell Physiol. 2008, 214(2):456-64.
[13]  Chong Xiao, Huali Jin, Yanxin Hu, Youmin Kang, Junpeng Wang, Xiaogang Du, Yu Yang, Ruiping She, Bin Wang. Enhanced protective efficacy and reduced viral load of foot-and-mouth disease DNA vaccine with co-stimulatory molecules as the molecular adjuvants. Antiviral Res. 2007, 76(1):11-20.
[14]  Xiaogang Du, Guoxing Zheng, Huali Jin, Youmin Kang, Junpeng Wang, Chong Xiao, Shuo Zhang, Lin Zhao, Aoshuang Chen, Bin Wang. The adjuvant effects of co-stimulatory molecules on cellular and memory responses to HBsAg DNA vaccination. J Gene Med. 2007, 9(2):136-46.
[15]  Youmin Kang, Huali Jin, Guoxing Zheng, Xiaogang Du, Chong Xiao, Xiaoying Zhang, Shuang Geng, Xiaolin Li, Junpeng Wang, Aoshuang Chen, Bin Wang. Co-inoculation of DNA and protein vaccines induces antigen-specific T cell suppression. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2007, 353(4):1034-9.
[16]  Lin Zhao, Huali Jin, Ruiping She, Yanxin Hu, Chong Xiao, Yang Yu, Junpeng Wang, Fengqiang Sun, Terry Ng, Steve Chu, Bin Wang. A rodent model for allergic dermatitis induced by flea antigens. Vet Immunol Immunopathol. 2006, 114(3-4):285-96.
[17]  Junpeng Wang, Zhihong Ren, Yanmei Xu, Simin Nikbin Meydani, and Dayong Wu. Dietary Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) supplementation reduces clinical symptoms and pathology associated with experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) in mice via altered balance among CD4+ T cell subsets. FASEB J, 2011, 25:352.1. (Abstract for 2011 Experimental Biology Conference).
[18]  Zhihong Ren, Lixin Na, Yanmei Xu, Mitra Rozati, Junpeng Wang, Jianguo Xu, Changhao Sun, Dayong Wu, Karine Vidal, and Simin Nikbin Meydani. Dietary Supplementation with Lacto-Wolfberry Reduces Morbidity from Influenza Virus Infection in Mice. FASEB J, 2011, 25:352.5. (Abstract for 2011 Experimental Biology Conference).
[19]  Junpeng Wang, Baowei Su, Zheng Ding, Xiaogang Du, Bin Wang. Cimetidine Enhances Immune Response on HBV DNA Vaccination through Down-regulation of TGF-beta/IL-10 Without Altering the Frequency of Natural Treg Cells. (Abstract for The Eleventh Annual Conference on Vaccine Research). Baltimore, Maryland, USA. 2008.