Percy Akuetteh

Education background


Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery​ MBBS
Wenzhou Medical University

MD, Ph.D. in General Surgery
Wenzhou Medical University 

Courses teaching in WKU

Principles of Biology (with Laboratory) Bio1000

Biology and Society Bio1200


(Dr. Percy D.P. Akuetteh, College of Science and Technology, Wenzhou Kean University):

Is a native of Ghana and a graduate of Wenzhou Medical University (WMU), China. Dr. Percy has lived in China for 12 years starting as MBBS student from 2010-2016 then continued by perusing an MD PhD 5year program in General Surgery Specializing in Hepatobiliary Surgery diseases at Wenzhou Medical university’s first affiliated hospital.

As part of his training at WMU he became a tutor for medical Terminology (Surgery Section). Percy’s academic interests broaden after his post-college experiences working in Wenzhou Suis High School, where he became a Biology Tutor.

Dr. Percy enjoys Singing as a hobby and has won many awards in the past years. His Artist Name is Percy阿达.

Research interests

Dr. Percy’s research focus is mainly on Oncology, Bioinformatics and Surgical materials and equipment’s. He seeks to research more into the use of protein and Gene expression and its relations to human cancer. The broader aim of his research is to further apply this knowledge Clinically and Pharmaceutical industry.

Selected Publications/scholarly and creative work


  1. Akuetteh PDP, Huang H, Wu S, Zhou H, Jin G, Hong W, Yang H, Lan L, Shangguan F, Zhang Q. Synthetic oleanane triterpenoid derivative CDDO-Me disrupts cellular bioenergetics to suppress pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma via targeting SLC1A5. J Biochem Mol Toxicol. 2022 Aug 5:e23192. doi: 10.1002/jbt.23192.
  2. Akuetteh PDP, Bridgette Akuetteh Y, Shen X, Zhang Q, Zeng Q. A Novel Silicone Fixation Dressing: A Possibly Ideal Method for Drainage Tube Fixation. Surg Innov. 2020 Dec;27(6):644-646. doi: 10.1177/1553350620942369. Epub 2020 Jul 17. PMID: 32677864.
  3. Zhang Z, Akuetteh PDP, Lin L, Wu Y, Li Y, Huang W, Ni H, Lv H, Zhang Q. Development and validation of a ferroptosis-related model for three digestive tract tumors based on a pan-cancer analysis. Epigenomics. 2021 Sep;13(18):1497-1514. doi: 10.2217/epi-2021-0261. Epub 2021 Sep 28.
  4. Dong X, Akuetteh PDP, Song J, Ni C, Jin C, Li H, Jiang W, Si Y, Zhang X, Zhang Q, Huang G. Major Vault Protein (MVP) Associated WithBRAFV600E Mutation Is an Immune Microenvironment-Related Biomarker Promoting the Progression of Papillary Thyroid Cancer via MAPK/ERK and PI3K/AKT Pathways. Front Cell Dev Biol. 2022 Mar 31;9:688370. doi: 10.3389/fcell.2021.688370.
  5. Wu S, Ai Y, Huang H, Wu G, Zhou S, Hong W, Akuetteh PDP, Jin G, Zhao X, Zhang Y, Zhang X, Lan L. A synthesized olean-28,13β-lactam targets YTHDF1-GLS1 axis to induce ROS-dependent metabolic crisis and cell death in pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Cancer Cell Int. 2022 Apr 2;22(1):143. doi: 10.1186/s12935-022-02562-6. PMID: 35366902; PMCID: PMC8976991.
  6. Lin Jianhu., Wu Shanshan., Ye Sisi.,Akuetteh PDP, Yang Jianjing., Huang Shengwei., Arthur Gifty., Zhuge Qichuan., Zhang Yu. (2021). Oridonin interrupts cellular bioenergetics to suppress glioma cell growth by down-regulating PCK2. Phytother Res
  7. Yang H, Said AM, Huang H, Akuetteh PDP, Jin G, Wu S, Ma N, Lan L, Shangguan F, Zhang Q. Chlorogenic acid depresses cellular bioenergetics to suppress pancreatic carcinoma through modulating c-Myc-TFR1 axis. Phytother Res. 2020 Nov 30. doi: 10.1002/ptr.6971.
  8. Hong W, Zhang G, Lu H, Guo Y, Zheng S, Zhu H, Xiao Y, Akuetteh PDP, Wu C, Sun L, Chen B, Bai Y. Epithelial and interstitial Notch1 activity contributes to the myofibroblastic phenotype and fibrosis. Cell Commun Signal. 2019 Nov 12;17(1):145.
  9. Geng W, Cai L, Han K, Li D, Mo Y, Dai Q, Tang H, Zhang M, Akuetteh PDP, Balelang MF, Wang J. Electroacupuncture Pretreatment Alleviates Cerebral Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury by Increasing GSK-3β Phosphorylation Level via Adenosine A1 Receptor. Biomed Res Int. 2020 Feb 20; 2020:6848450.
  10. Wen, Chunmei and Ruan, Qingqing and Li, Zhaofeng and Zhou, Xiang and Yang, Xuezhi and Xu, Pingwei and Akuetteh PDP and Xu, Zheng and Deng, Jie, Corynoxine Exerts Inhibitory Effects on Pancreatic Cancer by Inducing Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress-Mediated Apoptosis via ROS-p38 Pathway.
  11. 刘倩陈吉顺Percy David Papa Akuetteh许腾李佩珍应俊 . 多重耐药鲍曼不动杆菌RND外排泵基因检测及流行病学分析 。中国卫生检验杂志 2015
  12. Hu Shanshan, Chen Xiao, Xu Xiangxiang, Zheng Chenlei, Huang Wenqian, Zhou Yi, Akuetteh PDP, Yang Hongbao, Shi Keqing, Chen Bicheng, Zhang Qiyu. STRAP as a New Therapeutic Target for Poor Prognosis of Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma Patients Mainly Caused by TP53 Mutation. Frontiers in Oncology.2020 Sept.10;2020
  13. Qu L, Lin P, Lin M, Ye S, Akuetteh PDP, Youyou Zhu. Fraxetin Inhibits the Proliferation and Metastasis of Glioma Cells by Inactivating JAK2/STAT3 Signaling. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2021 Apr 16; 2021:5540139. doi: 10.1155/2021/5540139.