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Hao Wu, PhD

Boston Children's Hospital

Boston Children's Hospital
Phone: (617) 713-8160
Fax: (617) 713-8161


wu@crystal.harvard.edu

Hao Wu, PhD

Boston Children's Hospital

EDUCATIONAL TITLES

  • Professor, Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School
  • Senior Investigator, Program in Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Boston Children's Hospital

DF/HCC PROGRAM AFFILIATION

Research Abstract

Our laboratory of structural immunology focuses on elucidating the molecular mechanism of signal transduction by immune receptors, especially innate immune receptors. Recent studies show that signal transduction by these receptors is critically important for tumorigenesis of many chemoresistant lymphomas as well as for immune surveillance and killing of other cancer cells. Using knowledge obtained from our basic science studies, we hope to advance therapeutic strategies against lymphomas and other types of cancers using immunological approaches.

Publications

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  • Weinacht KG, Charbonnier LM, Alroqi F, Plant A, Qiao Q, Wu H, Ma C, Torgerson TR, Rosenzweig SD, Fleisher TA, Notarangelo LD, Hanson IC, Forbes LR, Chatila TA. Ruxolitinib reverses dysregulated T helper cell responses and controls autoimmunity caused by a novel signal transducer and activator of transcription 1 (STAT1) gain-of-function mutation. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2017. PubMed
  • Janssen E, Tohme M, Hedayat M, Leick M, Kumari S, Ramesh N, Massaad MJ, Ullas S, Azcutia V, Goodnow CC, Randall KL, Qiao Q, Wu H, Al-Herz W, Cox D, Hartwig J, Irvine DJ, Luscinskas FW, Geha RS. A DOCK8-WIP-WASp complex links T cell receptors to the actin cytoskeleton. J Clin Invest 2016; 126:3837-3851. PubMed
  • Song K, Wu H, Rahman HN, Dong Y, Wen A, Brophy ML, Wong S, Kwak S, Bielenberg DR, Chen H. Endothelial epsins as regulators and potential therapeutic targets of tumor angiogenesis. Cell Mol Life Sci 2016. PubMed
  • Wu H, Wu X, Zhang Y. Base-resolution profiling of active DNA demethylation using MAB-seq and caMAB-seq. Nat Protoc 2016; 11:1081-100. PubMed
  • Keles S, Charbonnier LM, Kabaleeswaran V, Reisli I, Genel F, Gulez N, Al-Herz W, Ramesh N, Perez-Atayde A, Eeder NK, Kutukculer N, Wu H, Geha RS, Chatila TA. Dedicator of cytokinesis 8 regulates signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 activation and promotes TH17 cell differentiation. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2016. PubMed
  • Zanoni I, Tan Y, Di Gioia M, Broggi A, Ruan J, Shi J, Donado CA, Shao F, Wu H, Springstead JR, Kagan JC. An endogenous caspase-11 ligand elicits interleukin-1 release from living dendritic cells. Science 2016. PubMed
  • Schmidt FI, Lu A, Chen JW, Ruan J, Tang C, Wu H, Ploegh HL. A single domain antibody fragment that recognizes the adaptor ASC defines the role of ASC domains in inflammasome assembly. J Exp Med 2016. PubMed
  • Meyer PA, Socias S, Key J, Ransey E, Tjon EC, Buschiazzo A, Lei M, Botka C, Withrow J, Neau D, Rajashankar K, Anderson KS, Baxter RH, Blacklow SC, Boggon TJ, Bonvin AM, Borek D, Brett TJ, Caflisch A, Chang CI, Chazin WJ, Corbett KD, Cosgrove MS, Crosson S, Dhe-Paganon S, Di Cera E, Drennan CL, Eck MJ, Eichman BF, Fan QR, Ferré-D'Amaré AR, Christopher Fromme J, Garcia KC, Gaudet R, Gong P, Harrison SC, Heldwein EE, Jia Z, Keenan RJ, Kruse AC, Kvansakul M, McLellan JS, Modis Y, Nam Y, Otwinowski Z, Pai EF, Pereira PJ, Petosa C, Raman CS, Rapoport TA, Roll-Mecak A, Rosen MK, Rudenko G, Schlessinger J, Schwartz TU, Shamoo Y, Sondermann H, Tao YJ, Tolia NH, Tsodikov OV, Westover KD, Wu H, Foster I, Fraser JS, Maia FR, Gonen T, Kirchhausen T, Diederichs K, Crosas M, Sliz P. Data publication with the structural biology data grid supports live analysis. Nat Commun 2016; 7:10882. PubMed
  • Li L, Yin Q, Kuss P, Maliga Z, Millán JL, Wu H, Mitchison TJ. Erratum: Hydrolysis of 2'3'-cGAMP by ENPP1 and design of nonhydrolyzable analogs. Nat Chem Biol 2015; 11:741. PubMed
  • Wei S, Kozono S, Kats L, Nechama M, Li W, Guarnerio J, Luo M, You MH, Yao Y, Kondo A, Hu H, Bozkurt G, Moerke NJ, Cao S, Reschke M, Chen CH, Rego EM, Lo-Coco F, Cantley LC, Lee TH, Wu H, Zhang Y, Pandolfi PP, Zhou XZ, Lu KP. Active Pin1 is a key target of all-trans retinoic acid in acute promyelocytic leukemia and breast cancer. Nat Med 2015; 21:457-66. PubMed
  • Li L, Yin Q, Kuss P, Maliga Z, Millán JL, Wu H, Mitchison TJ. Hydrolysis of 2'3'-cGAMP by ENPP1 and design of nonhydrolyzable analogs. Nat Chem Biol 2014; 10:1043-8. PubMed
  • Ferrao R, Zhou H, Shan Y, Liu Q, Li Q, Shaw DE, Li X, Wu H. IRAK4 dimerization and trans-autophosphorylation are induced by Myddosome assembly. Mol Cell 2014; 55:891-903. PubMed
  • Furman RR, Cheng S, Lu P, Setty M, Perez AR, Perez AR, Guo A, Racchumi J, Xu G, Wu H, Ma J, Steggerda SM, Coleman M, Leslie C, Wang YL. Ibrutinib resistance in chronic lymphocytic leukemia. N Engl J Med 2014; 370:2352-4. PubMed
  • Lu A, Magupalli VG, Ruan J, Yin Q, Atianand MK, Vos MR, Schröder GF, Fitzgerald KA, Wu H, Egelman EH. Unified polymerization mechanism for the assembly of ASC-dependent inflammasomes. Cell 2014; 156:1193-206. PubMed
  • Qiao Q, Yang C, Zheng C, Fontán L, David L, Yu X, Bracken C, Rosen M, Melnick A, Egelman EH, Wu H. Structural architecture of the CARMA1/Bcl10/MALT1 signalosome: nucleation-induced filamentous assembly. Mol Cell 2013; 51:766-79. PubMed
  • Yin Q, Sester DP, Tian Y, Hsiao YS, Lu A, Cridland JA, Sagulenko V, Thygesen SJ, Choubey D, Hornung V, Walz T, Stacey KJ, Wu H. Molecular mechanism for p202-mediated specific inhibition of AIM2 inflammasome activation. Cell Rep 2013; 4:327-39. PubMed
  • Lu TT, Onizawa M, Hammer GE, Turer EE, Yin Q, Damko E, Agelidis A, Shifrin N, Advincula R, Barrera J, Malynn BA, Wu H, Ma A. Dimerization and ubiquitin mediated recruitment of A20, a complex deubiquitinating enzyme. Immunity 2013; 38:896-905. PubMed
  • Wu H. Higher-order assemblies in a new paradigm of signal transduction. Cell 2013; 153:287-92. PubMed
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