Select Publications​

Elf S*, Abdelfattah NS*, Baral AJ*, Beeson D, Ko A, Florescu N, Chen E, Mullally A. Defining the requirements for the pathogenic interaction between mutant calreticulin and MPL in MPN. Blood. 2017 Dec 29. PubMed

 

Elf S*, Lin R*, Xia S, Pan Y, Shan C, Lonial S, Gaddh M, Arellano M, Khoury HJ, Khuri F, Lee BH, Boggon TJ, Fan J, Chen J. Targeting 6-phosphogluconate dehydrogenase in the oxidative PPP sensitizes leukemia cells to anti-malarial agent dihydroartemisinin. Oncogene. 2017 Jan 12;36(2):254-262. PMC

 

Elf S*, Abdelfattah NS*, Chen E*, Perales-Patón J, Rosen EA§, Ko A, Peisker F, Florescu N, Giannini S, Wolach O, Morgan EA, Tothova Z, Losman JA, Schneider RK, Al-Shahrour F, Mullally A. Mutant calreticulin requires both its mutant C-terminus and the thrombopoietin receptor for oncogenic transformation. Cancer Discov. 2016 Apr;6(4):368-81. PubMed

 

Wang J, Luo C, Shan C, You Q, Lu J, Elf S, Zhou Y, Wen Y, Vinkenborg JL, Fan J, Kang H, Lin R, Han D, Xie Y, Karpus J, Chen S, Ouyang S, Luan C, Zhang N, Ding H, Merkx M, Liu H, Chen J, Jiang H, He C. Inhibition of human copper trafficking by a small molecule significantly attenuates cancer cell proliferation. Nat Chem. 2015 Dec;7(12):968-79. PubMed

 

Lin R*, Elf S*, Shan C, Kang HB, Ji Q, Zhou L, Hitosugi T, Zhang L, Zhang S, Seo JH, Xie J, Tucker M, Gu TL, Sudderth J, Jiang L, Mitsche M, DeBerardinis RJ, Wu S, Li Y, Mao H, Chen PR, Wang D, Chen GZ, Hurwitz SJ, Lonial S, Arellano ML, Khoury HJ, Khuri FR, Lee BH, Lei Q, Brat DJ, Ye K, Boggon TJ, He C, Kang S, Fan J, Chen J. 6-Phosphogluconate dehydrogenase links oxidative PPP, lipogenesis and tumour growth by inhibiting LKB1-AMPK signalling. Nat Cell Biol. 2015 Nov;17(11):1484-96. PubMed

 

Kang HB*, Fan J*, Lin R*, Elf S, Ji Q, Zhao L, Jin L, Seo JH, Shan C, Arbiser JL, Cohen C, Brat D, Miziorko HM, Kim E, Abdel-Wahab O, Merghoub T, Fröhling S, Scholl C, Tamayo P, Barbie DA, Zhou L, Pollack BP, Fisher K, Kudchadkar RR, Lawson DH, Sica G, Rossi M, Lonial S, Khoury HJ, Khuri FR, Lee BH, Boggon TJ, He C, Kang S, Chen J. Metabolic Rewiring by Oncogenic BRAF V600E Links Ketogenesis Pathway to BRAF-MEK1 Signaling. Mol Cell. 2015 Aug 6;59(3):345-58. PubMed

 

Shan C*, Elf S*, Ji, Q, Kang HB, Zhou L, Hitosugi T, Jin L, Lin R, Zhang L, Seo JH, Xie J, Tucker M, Gu TL, Sudderth J, Jiang L, DeBerardinis RJ, Wu S, Li Y, Mao H, Chen PR, Wang D, Chen GZ, Lonial S, Arellano ML, Khoury HJ, Khuri FR, Lee BH, Brat D, Ye K, Boggon TJ, He C, Kang S, Fan J, Chen J. Lysine acetylation activates 6-phosphogluconate dehydrogenase to promote tumor growth. Mol Cell. 2014 Jul 17. PubMed

 

Shan C, Kang HB, Elf S, Xie J, Gu TL, Aguiar M, Lonning S, Hitosugi T, Chung TW, Arellano M, Khoury HJ, Shin DM, Khuri FR, Boggon TJ, Fan J. Tyr-94 Phosphorylation inhibits pyruvate dehydrogenase phosphatase 1 and promotes tumor growth. J Biol Chem. 2014 Jun 24. PubMed

 

Fan J, Shan C, Kang HB, Elf S, Xie J, Tucker M, Gu TL, Aguiar M, Lonning S, Chen H, Mohammadi M, Britton LM, Garcia BA, Alečković M, Kang Y, Kaluz S, Devi N, Van Meir EG, Hitosugi T, Seo JH, Lonial S, Gaddh M, Arellano M, Khoury HJ, Khuri FR, Boggon TJ, Kang S, Chen J. Tyr phosphorylation of PDP1 toggles recruitment between ACAT1 and SIRT3 to regulate the pyruvate dehydrogenase complex. Mol Cell. 2014 Feb 20;53(4):534-48. PubMed

 

Hitosugi T*, Zhou L*, Elf S, Fan J, Kang HB, Seo JH, Shan C, Dai Q, Zhang L, Xie J, Gu TL, Jin P, Alečković M, LeRoy G, Kang Y, Sudderth JA, DeBerardinis RJ, Luan CH, Chen GZ, Muller S, Shin DM, Owonikoko TK, Lonial S, Arellano ML, Khoury HJ, Khuri FR, Lee BH, Ye K, Boggon TJ, Kang S, He C, Chen J. Phosphoglycerate mutase 1 coordinates glycolysis and biosynthesis to promote tumor growth. Cancer Cell. 2012 Nov 13;22(5):585-600. PubMed

 

Elf S, Blevins D, Jin L, Chung TW, Williams IR, Lee BH, Lin JX, Leonard WJ, Taunton J, Khoury HJ, Kang S. p90RSK2 is essential for FLT3-ITD-, but dispensable for BCR-ABL-induced myeloid leukemia. Blood. 2011 Jun 23;117(25):6885-94. PubMed

 

Kang S, Elf S, Lythgoe K, Hitosugi T, Taunton J, Zhou W, Xiong L, Wang D, Muller S, Fan S, Sun SY, Marcus AI, Gu TL, Polakiewicz RD, Chen ZG, Khuri FR, Shin DM, Chen J. p90 ribosomal S6 kinase 2 promotes invasion and metastasis of human head and neck squamous cell carcinoma cells. J Clin Invest. 2010 Apr 1;120(4):1165-77. PubMed

 

Hitosugi T, Kang S, Vander Heiden MG, Chung TW, Elf S, Lythgoe K, Dong S, Lonial S, Wang X, Chen GZ, Xie J, Gu TL, Polakiewicz RD, Roesel JL, Boggon TJ, Khuri FR, Gilliland DG, Cantley LC, Kaufman J, Chen J. Tyrosine phosphorylation inhibits PKM2 to promote the Warburg effect and tumor growth. Sci Signal. 2009 Nov 17;2(97):ra73. PubMed

 

Sashida G, Liu Y, Elf S, Miyata Y, Ohyashiki K, Izumi M, Menendez S, Nimer SD. ELF4/MEF activates MDM2 expression and blocks oncogene-induced p16 activation to promote transformation. Mol Cell Biol. 2009 Jul;29(13):3687-99. PubMed

 

Kang S, Elf S, Dong S, Hitosugi T, Lythgoe K, Guo A, Ruan H, Lonial S, Khoury HJ, Williams IR, Lee BH, Roesel JL, Karsenty G, Hanauer A, Taunton J, Boggon TJ, Gu TL, Chen J. Fibroblast growth factor receptor 3 associates with and tyrosine phosphorylates p90 RSK2, leading to RSK2 activation that mediates hematopoietic transformation. Mol Cell Biol. 2009 Apr;29(8):2105-17. PubMed

 

Liu Y, Elf SE, Miyata Y, Sashida G, Liu Y, Huang G, Di Giandomenico S, Lee JM, Deblasio A, Menendez S, Antipin J, Reva B, Koff A, Nimer SD. p53 regulates hematopoietic stem cell quiescence. Cell Stem Cell. 2009 Jan 9;4(1):37-48. PubMed

 

Huang G, Zhang P, Hirai H, Elf S, Yan X, Chen Z, Koschmieder S, Okuno Y, Dayaram T, Growney JD, Shivdasani RA, Gilliland DG, Speck NA, Nimer SD, Tenen DG. PU.1 is a major downstream target of AML1 (RUNX1) in adult mouse hematopoiesis. Nat Genet. 2007 Nov 11. PubMed

 

Review Articles

Elf S, Mullally A. Targeting specific mutations in MPN. EHA Educational Updates in Hematology 2017. Jun 14, 2017; 185014. EHA Library

Elf SE, Chen J. Targeting glucose metabolism in patients with cancer. Cancer. 2014 Mar 15;120(6):774-80. Review. PubMed

Liu Y, Elf SE, Asai T, Miyata Y, Liu Y, Sashida G, Huang G, Di Giandomenico S, Koff A, Nimer SD. The p53 tumor suppressor protein is a critical regulator of hematopoietic stem cell behavior. Cell Cycle. 2009 Oct 1;8(19):3120-4. Review. PubMed