Suzhao Li, PhD
Associate Research Professor, Medicine-Infectious Disease

Medical School:
  • MD, Xiang-Ya School of Medicine, Central South University, China (2001)
Graduate School :
  • PhD, Columbia University (2009)
Department: Medicine-Infectious Disease

Professional Titles

  • Associate Professor-Research


  • Dinarello A, May M, Amo-Aparicio J, Azam T, Gaballa JM, Marchetti C, Tesoriere A, Ghirardo R, Redzic JS, Webber WS 3rd, Atif SM, Li S, Eisenmesser EZ, de Graaf DM, Dinarello CA. IL-38 regulates intestinal stem cell homeostasis by inducing WNT signaling and beneficial IL-1ß secretion. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2023 Nov 7;120(45):e2306476120. PubMed PMID: 37906644
  • The E, Zhai Y, Yao Q, Ao L, Li S, Fullerton DA, Dinarello CA, Meng X. Recombinant IL-37 Exerts an Anti-inflammatory Effect on Human Aortic Valve Interstitial Cells through Extracellular and Intracellular Actions. Int J Biol Sci. 2023;19(12):3908-3919. PubMed PMID: 37564205
  • Tian Y, Datta I, Yang R, Wan C, Wang B, Crisman L, He H, Brautigam CA, Li S, Shen J, Yin Q. Oligomer-to-monomer transition underlies the chaperone function of AAGAB in AP1/AP2 assembly. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2023 Jan 10;120(2):e2205199120. PubMed PMID: 36598941
  • Tengesdal IW, Li S, Powers NE, May M, Neff CP, Joosten LAB, Marchetti C, Dinarello CA. Activation of Host-NLRP3 Inflammasome in Myeloid Cells Dictates Response to Anti-PD-1 Therapy in Metastatic Breast Cancers. Pharmaceuticals (Basel). 2022 May 4;15(5). PubMed PMID: 35631400
  • de Graaf DM, Maas RJA, Smeekens SP, Eisenmesser E, Redzic JS, Helsen MM, Powers NE, Li S, Kalabokis V, Gresnigt MS, Joosten LAB, Dinarello CA, van de Veerdonk FL. Human recombinant interleukin-38 suppresses inflammation in mouse models of local and systemic disease. Cytokine. 2021 Jan;137:155334. PubMed PMID: 33128926
  • Wan C, Crisman L, Wang B, Tian Y, Wang S, Yang R, Datta I, Nomura T, Li S, Yu H, Yin Q, Shen J. AAGAB is an assembly chaperone regulating AP1 and AP2 clathrin adaptors. J Cell Sci. 2021 Oct 1;134(19). PubMed PMID: 34494650
  • Li S, Jiang L, Beckmann K, Højen JF, Pessara U, Powers NE, de Graaf DM, Azam T, Lindenberger J, Eisenmesser EZ, Fischer S, Dinarello CA. A novel anti-human IL-1R7 antibody reduces IL-18-mediated inflammatory signaling. J Biol Chem. 2021 Jan-Jun;296:100630. PubMed PMID: 33823154
  • Amo-Aparicio J, Sanchez-Fernandez A, Li S, Eisenmesser EZ, Garlanda C, Dinarello CA, Lopez-Vales R. Extracellular and nuclear roles of IL-37 after spinal cord injury. Brain Behav Immun. 2021 Jan;91:194-201. PubMed PMID: 33002630
  • Menasche BL, Davis EM, Wang S, Ouyang Y, Li S, Yu H, Shen J. PBRM1 and the glycosylphosphatidylinositol biosynthetic pathway promote tumor killing mediated by MHC-unrestricted cytotoxic lymphocytes. Sci Adv. 2020 Nov;6(48). PubMed PMID: 33246952
  • Li S, Amo-Aparicio J, Neff CP, Tengesdal IW, Azam T, Palmer BE, López-Vales R, Bufler P, Dinarello CA. Role for nuclear interleukin-37 in the suppression of innate immunity. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2019 Mar 5;116(10):4456-4461. PubMed PMID: 30792349
  • Ballak DB, Li S, Cavalli G, Stahl JL, Tengesdal IW, van Diepen JA, Klück V, Swartzwelter B, Azam T, Tack CJ, Stienstra R, Mandrup-Poulsen T, Seals DR, Dinarello CA. Interleukin-37 treatment of mice with metabolic syndrome improves insulin sensitivity and reduces pro-inflammatory cytokine production in adipose tissue. J Biol Chem. 2018 Sep 14;293(37):14224-14236. PubMed PMID: 30006351
  • Tengesdal IW, Kitzenberg D, Li S, Nyuydzefe MS, Chen W, Weiss JM, Zhang J, Waksal SD, Zanin-Zhorov A, Dinarello CA. The selective ROCK2 inhibitor KD025 reduces IL-17 secretion in human peripheral blood mononuclear cells independent of IL-1 and IL-6. Eur J Immunol. 2018 Oct;48(10):1679-1686. PubMed PMID: 30098001
  • Zeng Q, Song R, Fullerton DA, Ao L, Zhai Y, Li S, Ballak DB, Cleveland JC Jr, Reece TB, McKinsey TA, Xu D, Dinarello CA, Meng X. Interleukin-37 suppresses the osteogenic responses of human aortic valve interstitial cells in vitro and alleviates valve lesions in mice. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 Feb 14;114(7):1631-1636. PubMed PMID: 28137840
  • Dinarello CA, Nold-Petry C, Nold M, Fujita M, Li S, Kim S, Bufler P. Suppression of innate inflammation and immunity by interleukin-37. Eur J Immunol. 2016 May;46(5):1067-81. PubMed PMID: 27060871
  • Li S, Fossati G, Marchetti C, Modena D, Pozzi P, Reznikov LL, Moras ML, Azam T, Abbate A, Mascagni P, Dinarello CA. Specific inhibition of histone deacetylase 8 reduces gene expression and production of proinflammatory cytokines in vitro and in vivo. J Biol Chem. 2015 Jan 23;290(4):2368-78. PubMed PMID: 25451941
  • Li S, Neff CP, Barber K, Hong J, Luo Y, Azam T, Palmer BE, Fujita M, Garlanda C, Mantovani A, Kim S, Dinarello CA. Extracellular forms of IL-37 inhibit innate inflammation in vitro and in vivo but require the IL-1 family decoy receptor IL-1R8. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Feb 24;112(8):2497-502. PubMed PMID: 25654981
  • Nold-Petry CA, Lo CY, Rudloff I, Elgass KD, Li S, Gantier MP, Lotz-Havla AS, Gersting SW, Cho SX, Lao JC, Ellisdon AM, Rotter B, Azam T, Mangan NE, Rossello FJ, Whisstock JC, Bufler P, Garlanda C, Mantovani A, Dinarello CA, Nold MF. IL-37 requires the receptors IL-18Ra and IL-1R8 (SIGIRR) to carry out its multifaceted anti-inflammatory program upon innate signal transduction. Nat Immunol. 2015 Apr;16(4):354-65. PubMed PMID: 25729923
  • Bulau AM, Nold MF, Li S, Nold-Petry CA, Fink M, Mansell A, Schwerd T, Hong J, Rubartelli A, Dinarello CA, Bufler P. Role of caspase-1 in nuclear translocation of IL-37, release of the cytokine, and IL-37 inhibition of innate immune responses. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Feb 18;111(7):2650-5. PubMed PMID: 24481253
  • Li S, Sun Y, Liang CP, Thorp EB, Han S, Jehle AW, Saraswathi V, Pridgen B, Kanter JE, Li R, Welch CL, Hasty AH, Bornfeldt KE, Breslow JL, Tabas I, Tall AR. Defective phagocytosis of apoptotic cells by macrophages in atherosclerotic lesions of ob/ob mice and reversal by a fish oil diet. Circ Res. 2009 Nov 20;105(11):1072-82. PubMed PMID: 19834009
  • Jehle AW, Gardai SJ, Li S, Linsel-Nitschke P, Morimoto K, Janssen WJ, Vandivier RW, Wang N, Greenberg S, Dale BM, Qin C, Henson PM, Tall AR. ATP-binding cassette transporter A7 enhances phagocytosis of apoptotic cells and associated ERK signaling in macrophages. J Cell Biol. 2006 Aug 14;174(4):547-56. PubMed PMID: 16908670
  • Cui J, Matkovich SJ, deSouza N, Li S, Rosemblit N, Marks AR. Regulation of the type 1 inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptor by phosphorylation at tyrosine 353. J Biol Chem. 2004 Apr 16;279(16):16311-6. PubMed PMID: 14761954
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Medical Schools:
  • MD, Xiang-Ya School of Medicine, Central South University, China (2001)
Graduate Schools:
  • PhD, Columbia University (2009)
Department: Medicine-Infectious Disease
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