WEN Kun, PhD  
WEN Kun, PhD
Lecturer: Associate Research Fellow
PI in Division of Laboratory Medicine of Zhujiang Hospital,
Email: kunwen@gmail.com

Research Area: 

Viral immunology


Research interests:

1.Human γδ-T cells and viral infectious diseases.

2.Antibody engineering and the development of antigen detection techniques for early diagnosis of the emergency infectious diseases.


09/2015--03/2020 PhD The University of Hong Kong Viral immunology
09/2007--12/2009 Master Southern Medical University, Guangzhou Pathology and Pathophysiology
09/1999--06/2003 Bachelor Southern Medical University, Guangzhou

Selected Publications in English:

1.Chen Q#, Wen K#, Lv A, Liu M, Ni K, Xiang Z, Liu Y, Tu W. Human Vγ9Vδ2-T Cells Synergize CD4+ T Follicular Helper Cells to Produce Influenza Virus-Specific Antibody. Front Immunol. 2018, 9:599. doi:10.3389/fimmu.2018.00599.

2.Chen J, Wen K, Li XQ, Yi HS, Ding XX, Huang YF, Pan YX, Hu DM, Di B, Che XY, Fu N. Functional properties of DENV EDIII‑reactive antibodies in human DENV‑1‑infected sera and rabbit antiserum to EDIII. Mol Med Rep. 2016, 14(2):1799-808.

3.Zhou HT, Guo YH, Tang P, Zeng L, Pan YX, Ding XX, Wen K, Tao SH, Chen MJ, Wang B, Yu N, Che XY. 2014. The absence of exanthema is related with death and illness severity in acute enterovirus infection. Int J Infect Dis 28: 123-5

4.Li XQ, Qiu LW, Chen Y, Wen K, Cai JP, Chen J, Pan YX, Li J, Hu DM, Huang YF, Liu LD, Ding XX, Guo YH, Che XY. 2013. Dengue virus envelope domain III immunization elicits predominantly cross-reactive, poorly neutralizing antibodies localized to the AB loop: implications for dengue vaccine design. J Gen Virol 94: 2191-201

5.Liu L#, Wen K#, Li J, Hu D, Huang Y, Qiu L, Cai J, Che X. 2012. Comparison of plaque- and enzyme-linked immunospot-based assays to measure the neutralizing activities of monoclonal antibodies specific to domain III of dengue virus envelope protein. Clin Vaccine Immunol 19: 73-8

6.Lin Y, Wen K, Pan Y, Wang Y, Che X, Wang B. 2011. Cross-reactivity of anti-EV71 IgM and neutralizing antibody in series sera of patients infected with Enterovirus 71 and Coxsackievirus A 16. J Immunoassay Immunochem 32: 233-43

7.Hu D, Di B, Ding X, Wang Y, Chen Y, Pan Y, Wen K, Wang M, Che X. 2011. Kinetics of non-structural protein 1, IgM and IgG antibodies in dengue type 1 primary infection. Virol J 8: 47

8.Ding X, Hu D, Chen Y, Di B, Jin J, Pan Y, Qiu L, Wang Y, Wen K, Wang M, Che X. 2011. Full serotype- and group-specific NS1 capture enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for rapid differential diagnosis of dengue virus infection. Clin Vaccine Immunol 18: 430-4

9.Zhang X, Wang J, Wen K, Mou Z, Zou L, Che X, Ni B, Wu Y. 2009. Antibody binding site mapping of SARS-CoV spike protein receptor-binding domain by a combination of yeast surface display and phage peptide library screening. Viral Immunol 22: 407-15

10.Qiu LW, Di B, Wen K, Wang XS, Liang WH, Wang YD, Pan YX, Wang M, Ding YQ, Che XY. 2009. Development of an antigen capture immunoassay based on monoclonal antibodies specific for dengue virus serotype 2 nonstructural protein 1 for early and rapid identification of dengue virus serotype 2 infections. Clin Vaccine Immunol 16: 88-95

11.He L, Ding Y, Zhang Q, Che X, He Y, Shen H, Wang H, Li Z, Zhao L, Geng J, Deng Y, Yang L, Li J, Cai J, Qiu L, Wen K, Xu X, Jiang S. 2006. Expression of elevated levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines in SARS-CoV-infected ACE2+ cells in SARS patients: relation to the acute lung injury and pathogenesis of SARS. J Pathol 210: 288-97

12.Di B, Hao W, Gao Y, Wang M, Wang YD, Qiu LW, Wen K, Zhou DH, Wu XW, Lu EJ, Liao ZY, Mei YB, Zheng BJ, Che XY. 2005. Monoclonal antibody-based antigen capture enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay reveals high sensitivity of the nucleocapsid protein in acute-phase sera of severe acute respiratory syndrome patients. Clin Diagn Lab Immunol 12: 135-40

13.Che XY, Qiu LW, Liao ZY, Wang YD, Wen K, Pan YX, Hao W, Mei YB, Cheng VC, Yuen KY. 2005. Antigenic cross-reactivity between severe acute respiratory syndrome-associated coronavirus and human coronaviruses 229E and OC43. J Infect Dis 191: 2033-7

14.Che XY, Qiu LW, Pan YX, Wen K, Hao W, Zhang LY, Wang YD, Liao ZY, Hua X, Cheng VC, Yuen KY. 2004. Sensitive and specific monoclonal antibody-based capture enzyme immunoassay for detection of nucleocapsid antigen in sera from patients with severe acute respiratory syndrome. J Clin Microbiol 42: 2629-35