Jiake Xu

Winthrop Professor, MB BS Guangzhou, PhD W.Aust.

  • The University of Western Australia (M504), 35 Stirling Highway, Room 1.4H, M Block, QEII Medical Centre, Nedlands

    6009 Crawley


  • 4193 Citations
  • 38 h-Index
1994 …2021
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Personal profile


Dr Jiake Xu is currently Winthrop Professor, Head of Molecular Laboratory, and Head of the Division of Regenerative Medicine, School of Biomedical Science, at the University of Western Australia.

He is also a founding Fellow, Faculty of Science, the Royal College of Pathologists of Australia, and has been appointed the President of the Australian and New Zealand Orthopaedic Research Society (ANZORS, 2012-2015).

He finished his medical training in Guangzhou Medical College in China in 1985. After completing his PhD studies at UWA in 1994, he carried out his postdoctoral research at Stanford University from 1994 to 1998. He returned to UWA in 1998, and has since undertaken research and teaching in the Schools of Surgery and Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

His current research activities are focused on molecular cross talks of osteoclast and osteoblast, bone marrow stem cell niche (HSC, MSC, EPC), as well as angiogenic and angiocrine dysregulation, which have significant implication in bone and joint diseases; including osteoporosis, osteoarthritis and cancer metastasis in bone.

Roles and responsibilities

Prof Xu serves as a scientific program committee member for the Australian and New Zealand Orthopaedic Research Society (ANZORS), and as an elected member of the Board of Directors for the International Chinese Hard Tissue Society (ICHTS) since 2005. He also serves as a committee member in the Research Committee of the Australian and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society (ANZBMS).

Funding overview

From 2000 to 2017 received
18 NHMRC as a chief investigator
1 ARC as a chief investigator

Teaching overview

Teaching and/or teaching Coordinator for


• Osteoimmunology, osteolysis, and mechanisms of bone resorption.
• Bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells and pericytes
• Screening of natural compounds for the treatment of osteoporosis
• Deciphering the molecular basis of musculoskeletal diseases using ENU-induced mutant mice and cc mice
• Intercellular communication and angiogenic potential of endothelial progenitor cells in bone microenvironment


  • Bone biology
  • Degenerative diseases
  • Molecular biology and pathogenesis of bone disease

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Projects 2001 2021

Research Output 1994 2018

2 Citations

Artesunate inhibits RANKL-induced osteoclastogenesis and bone resorption in vitro and prevents LPS-induced bone loss in vivo

Wei, C. M., Liu, Q., Song, F. M., Lin, X. X., Su, Y. J., Xu, J., Huang, L., Zong, S. H. & Zhao, J. M. 1 Jan 2018 In : Journal of Cellular Physiology. 233, 1, p. 476-485 10 p.

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Bone Resorption
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1 Citations

Coupling factors and exosomal packaging microRNAs involved in the regulation of bone remodelling

Zhu, S., Yao, F., Qiu, H., Zhang, G., Xu, H. & Xu, J. Feb 2018 In : Biological Reviews. 93, 1, p. 469-480 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
2 Citations

Cyanidin Chloride inhibits ovariectomy-induced osteoporosis by suppressing RANKL-mediated osteoclastogenesis and associated signaling pathways

Cheng, J., Zhou, L., Liu, Q., Tickner, J., Tan, Z., Li, X., Liu, M., Lin, X., Wang, T., Pavlos, N. J., Zhao, J. & Xu, J. 1 Mar 2018 In : Journal of Cellular Physiology. 233, 3, p. 2502-2512 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Quantitative Trait Loci
Genome-Wide Association Study
Bone Density
Single Nucleotide Polymorphism

GdX/UBL4A null mice exhibit mild kyphosis and scoliosis accompanied by dysregulation of osteoblastogenesis and chondrogenesis

Liang, J., Li, J., Fu, Y., Ren, F., Xu, J., Zhou, M., Li, P., Feng, H. & Wang, Y. 1 Apr 2018 In : Cell Biochemistry and Function. 36, 3, p. 129-136 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Knockout Mice