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Hiroaki Wakimoto, MD, PhD

Massachusetts General Hospital

Massachusetts General Hospital
Phone: (617) 643-5987
Fax: (617) 643-3422


hwakimoto@partners.org

Hiroaki Wakimoto, MD, PhD

Massachusetts General Hospital

EDUCATIONAL TITLES

  • Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery, Harvard Medical School
  • Research Scientist, Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital

DF/HCC PROGRAM AFFILIATION

Publications

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  • Wong HK, Fatimy RE, Onodera C, Wei Z, Yi M, Mohan A, Gowrisankaran S, Karmali P, Marcusson E, Wakimoto H, Stephens R, Uhlmann EJ, Song JS, Tannous B, Krichevsky AM. TCGA analysis predicts microRNA for targeting cancer growth and vascularization in glioblastoma. Mol Ther 2015. PubMed
  • Flynn RL, Cox KE, Jeitany M, Wakimoto H, Bryll AR, Ganem NJ, Bersani F, Pineda JR, Suvà ML, Benes CH, Haber DA, Boussin FD, Zou L. Alternative lengthening of telomeres renders cancer cells hypersensitive to ATR inhibitors. Science 2015; 347:273-7. PubMed
  • Martinez-Quintanilla J, He D, Wakimoto H, Alemany R, Shah K. Encapsulated stem cells loaded with hyaluronidase-expressing oncolytic virus for brain tumor therapy. Mol Ther 2015; 23:108-18. PubMed
  • Patel AP, Tirosh I, Trombetta JJ, Shalek AK, Gillespie SM, Wakimoto H, Cahill DP, Nahed BV, Curry WT, Martuza RL, Louis DN, Rozenblatt-Rosen O, Suvà ML, Regev A, Bernstein BE. Single-cell RNA-seq highlights intratumoral heterogeneity in primary glioblastoma. Science 2014. PubMed
  • Wakimoto H, Tanaka S, Curry WT, Loebel F, Zhao D, Tateishi K, Chen J, Klofas LK, Lelic N, Kim JC, Dias-Santagata D, Ellisen LW, Borger DR, Fendt SM, Vander Heiden MG, Batchelor TT, Iafrate AJ, Cahill DP, Chi AS. Targetable signaling pathway mutations are associated with malignant phenotype in IDH-mutant gliomas. Clin Cancer Res 2014. PubMed
  • Duebgen M, Martinez-Quintanilla J, Tamura K, Hingtgen S, Redjal N, Wakimoto H, Shah K. Stem cells loaded with multimechanistic oncolytic herpes simplex virus variants for brain tumor therapy. Journal of the National Cancer Institute 2014. PubMed
  • Suvà ML, Rheinbay E, Gillespie SM, Patel AP, Wakimoto H, Rabkin SD, Riggi N, Chi AS, Cahill DP, Nahed BV, Curry WT, Martuza RL, Rivera MN, Rossetti N, Kasif S, Beik S, Kadri S, Tirosh I, Wortman I, Shalek AK, Rozenblatt-Rosen O, Regev A, Louis DN, Bernstein BE. Reconstructing and reprogramming the tumor-propagating potential of glioblastoma stem-like cells. Cell 2014; 157:580-94. PubMed
  • Ning J, Wakimoto H, Rabkin SD. Immunovirotherapy for glioblastoma. Cell Cycle 2014; 13:175-6. PubMed
  • Tamura K, Aoyagi M, Ando N, Ogishima T, Wakimoto H, Yamamoto M, Ohno K. Expansion of CD133-positive glioma cells in recurrent de novo glioblastomas after radiotherapy and chemotherapy. J Neurosurg 2013; 119:1145-55. PubMed
  • Cheema TA, Wakimoto H, Fecci PE, Ning J, Kuroda T, Jeyaretna DS, Martuza RL, Rabkin SD. Multifaceted oncolytic virus therapy for glioblastoma in an immunocompetent cancer stem cell model. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2013; 110:12006-11. PubMed
  • Zhang W, Fulci G, Wakimoto H, Cheema TA, Buhrman JS, Jeyaretna DS, Stemmer Rachamimov AO, Rabkin SD, Martuza RL. Combination of oncolytic herpes simplex viruses armed with angiostatin and IL-12 enhances antitumor efficacy in human glioblastoma models. Neoplasia 2013; 15:591-9. PubMed
  • Rheinbay E, Suvà ML, Gillespie SM, Wakimoto H, Patel AP, Shahid M, Oksuz O, Rabkin SD, Martuza RL, Rivera MN, Louis DN, Kasif S, Chi AS, Bernstein BE. An aberrant transcription factor network essential for Wnt signaling and stem cell maintenance in glioblastoma. Cell Rep 2013; 3:1567-79. PubMed
  • Tamura K, Wakimoto H, Agarwal AS, Rabkin SD, Bhere D, Martuza RL, Kuroda T, Kasmieh R, Shah K. Multimechanistic tumor targeted oncolytic virus overcomes resistance in brain tumors. Mol Ther 2013; 21:68-77. PubMed
  • van de Water JA, Bagci-Onder T, Agarwal AS, Wakimoto H, Roovers RC, Zhu Y, Kasmieh R, Bhere D, Van Bergen En Henegouwen PM, Shah K. Therapeutic stem cells expressing variants of EGFR-specific nanobodies have antitumor effects. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2012; 109:16642-7. PubMed
  • Barnard Z, Wakimoto H, Zaupa C, Patel AP, Klehm J, Martuza RL, Rabkin SD, Curry WT. Expression of FMS-like tyrosine kinase 3 ligand by oncolytic herpes simplex virus type I prolongs survival in mice bearing established syngeneic intracranial malignant glioma. Neurosurgery 2012; 71:741-8; discussion 748. PubMed
  • Sgubin D, Wakimoto H, Kanai R, Rabkin SD, Martuza RL. Oncolytic herpes simplex virus counteracts the hypoxia-induced modulation of glioblastoma stem-like cells. Stem Cells Transl Med 2012; 1:322-32. PubMed
  • Bagci-Onder T, Wakimoto H, Anderegg M, Cameron C, Shah K. A dual PI3K/mTOR inhibitor, PI-103, cooperates with stem cell-delivered TRAIL in experimental glioma models. Cancer Res 2011; 71:154-63. PubMed
  • Chen PC, Wakimoto H, Conner D, Araki T, Yuan T, Roberts A, Seidman CE, Bronson R, Neel BG, Seidman JG, Kucherlapati R. Activation of multiple signaling pathways causes developmental defects in mice with a Noonan syndrome窶殿ssociated Sos1 mutation. J Clin Invest 2010; 120:4353-65. PubMed
  • Tamura K, Aoyagi M, Wakimoto H, Ando N, Nariai T, Yamamoto M, Ohno K. Accumulation of CD133-positive glioma cells after high-dose irradiation by Gamma Knife surgery plus external beam radiation. J Neurosurg 2010; 113:310-8. PubMed
  • Passer BJ, Cheema T, Zhou B, Wakimoto H, Zaupa C, Razmjoo M, Sarte J, Wu S, Wu CL, Noah JW, Li Q, Buolamwini JK, Yen Y, Rabkin SD, Martuza RL. Identification of the ENT1 antagonists dipyridamole and dilazep as amplifiers of oncolytic herpes simplex virus-1 replication. Cancer Res 2010; 70:3890-5. PubMed
  • Kanai R, Wakimoto H, Cheema T, Rabkin SD. Oncolytic herpes simplex virus vectors and chemotherapy: are combinatorial strategies more effective for cancer? Future Oncol 2010; 6:619-34. PubMed
  • Maguire CA, Gianni D, Meijer DH, Shaket LA, Wakimoto H, Rabkin SD, Gao G, Sena-Esteves M. Directed evolution of adeno-associated virus for glioma cell transduction. J. Neurooncol. 2010; 96:337-47. PubMed
  • Mikheeva SA, Mikheev AM, Petit A, Beyer R, Oxford RG, Khorasani L, Maxwell JP, Glackin CA, Wakimoto H, González-Herrero I, Sánchez-García I, Silber JR, Horner PJ, Rostomily RC. TWIST1 promotes invasion through mesenchymal change in human glioblastoma. Mol Cancer 2010; 9:194. PubMed
  • Wakimoto H,Kesari S,Farrell CJ,Curry WT Jr,Zaupa C,Aghi M,Kuroda T,Stemmer-Rachamimov A,Shah K,Liu TC,Jeyaretna DS,Debasitis J,Pruszak J,Martuza RL,Rabkin SD. Human glioblastoma-derived cancer stem cells: establishment of invasive glioma models and treatment with oncolytic herpes simplex virus vectors. Cancer Res 2009; 69:3472-81. PubMed
  • Sasportas LS,Kasmieh R,Wakimoto H,Hingtgen S,van de Water JA,Mohapatra G,Figueiredo JL,Martuza RL,Weissleder R,Shah K. Assessment of therapeutic efficacy and fate of engineered human mesenchymal stem cells for cancer therapy. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2009; 106:4822-7. PubMed
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