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Stuart H. Orkin, MD

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Phone: (617) 632-3564
Fax: (617) 632-4367

Stuart H. Orkin, MD

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute


  • David G. Nathan Professor of Pediatrics, Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
  • Chairman, Pediatric Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • Investigator, Pediatrics, Boston Children's Hospital


Research Abstract

1. Molecular genetics and biology of human disease

2. Thalassemia syndromes and hemoglobin synthesis

3. Prenatal diagnosis of genetic disease

4. Molecular genetics and biochemistry of the phagocytic cell

5. Gene transfer and expression in hematopoietic cells

6. Hematopoietic cell development


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  • Danis E, Yamauchi T, Echanique K, Haladyna J, Kalkur R, Riedel S, Zhu N, Xie H, Bernt KM, Orkin SH, Armstrong SA, Neff T. Inactivation of Eed Impedes MLL-AF9 Mediated Leukemogenesis Through Cdkn2a-Dependent and Cdkn2a-Independent Mechanisms in a Murine Model. Exp Hematol 2015. PubMed
  • Guda S, Brendel C, Renella R, Du P, Bauer DE, Canver MC, Grenier JK, Grimson AW, Kamran SC, Thornton J, De Boer H, Root DE, Milsom MD, Orkin SH, Gregory RI, Williams DA. miRNA-embedded shRNAs for lineage-specific BCL11A knockdown and hemoglobin F induction. Mol Ther 2015. PubMed
  • Yin Y, Yan P, Lu J, Song G, Zhu Y, Li Z, Zhao Y, Shen B, Huang X, Zhu H, Orkin SH, Shen X. Opposing Roles for the lncRNA Haunt and Its Genomic Locus in Regulating HOXA Gene Activation during Embryonic Stem Cell Differentiation. Cell Stem Cell 2015; 16:504-16. PubMed
  • Kim PG, Nakano H, Das PP, Chen MJ, Rowe RG, Chou SS, Ross SJ, Sakamoto KM, Zon LI, Schlaeger TM, Orkin SH, Nakano A, Daley GQ. Flow-induced protein kinase A-CREB pathway acts via BMP signaling to promote HSC emergence. J Exp Med 2015; 212:633-48. PubMed
  • Org T, Duan D, Ferrari R, Montel-Hagen A, Van Handel B, Kerényi MA, Sasidharan R, Rubbi L, Fujiwara Y, Pellegrini M, Orkin SH, Kurdistani SK, Mikkola HK. Scl binds to primed enhancers in mesoderm to regulate hematopoietic and cardiac fate divergence. EMBO J 2015; 34:759-77. PubMed
  • Maier VK, Feeney CM, Taylor JE, Creech AL, Qiao JW, Szanto A, Das PP, Chevrier N, Cifuentes-Rojas C, Orkin SH, Carr SA, Jaffe JD, Mertins P, Lee JT. Functional proteomic analysis of repressive histone methyltransferase complexes PRC2 and G9A reveals ZNF518B as a G9A regulator. Mol Cell Proteomics 2015. PubMed
  • Xu J, Shao Z, Li D, Xie H, Kim W, Huang J, Taylor JE, Pinello L, Glass K, Jaffe JD, Yuan GC, Orkin SH. Developmental control of polycomb subunit composition by GATA factors mediates a switch to non-canonical functions. Mol Cell 2015; 57:304-16. PubMed
  • Chung J, Bauer DE, Ghamari A, Nizzi CP, Deck KM, Kingsley PD, Yien YY, Huston NC, Chen C, Schultz IJ, Dalton AJ, Wittig JG, Palis J, Orkin SH, Lodish HF, Eisenstein RS, Cantor AB, Paw BH. The mTORC1/4E-BP pathway coordinates hemoglobin production with L-leucine availability. Sci Signal 2015; 8:ra34. PubMed
  • Lin MI, Price EN, Boatman S, Hagedorn EJ, Trompouki E, Satishchandran S, Carspecken CW, Uong A, DiBiase A, Yang S, Canver MC, Dahlberg A, Lu Z, Zhang CC, Orkin SH, Bernstein ID, Aster JC, White RM, Zon LI. Angiopoietin-like proteins stimulate HSPC development through interaction with notch receptor signaling. Elife 2015. PubMed
  • Perry JA, Kiezun A, Tonzi P, Van Allen EM, Carter SL, Baca SC, Cowley GS, Bhatt AS, Rheinbay E, Pedamallu CS, Helman E, Taylor-Weiner A, McKenna A, DeLuca DS, Lawrence MS, Ambrogio L, Sougnez C, Sivachenko A, Walensky LD, Wagle N, Mora J, de Torres C, Lavarino C, Dos Santos Aguiar S, Yunes JA, Brandalise SR, Mercado-Celis GE, Melendez-Zajgla J, Cárdenas-Cardós R, Velasco-Hidalgo L, Roberts CW, Garraway LA, Rodriguez-Galindo C, Gabriel SB, Lander ES, Golub TR, Orkin SH, Getz G, Janeway KA. Complementary genomic approaches highlight the PI3K/mTOR pathway as a common vulnerability in osteosarcoma. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2014; 111:E5564-73. PubMed
  • Li Y, Esain V, Teng L, Xu J, Kwan W, Frost IM, Yzaguirre AD, Cai X, Cortes M, Maijenburg MW, Tober J, Dzierzak E, Orkin SH, Tan K, North TE, Speck NA. Inflammatory signaling regulates embryonic hematopoietic stem and progenitor cell production. Genes Dev 2014; 28:2597-612. PubMed
  • Vierstra J, Rynes E, Sandstrom R, Zhang M, Canfield T, Hansen RS, Stehling-Sun S, Sabo PJ, Byron R, Humbert R, Thurman RE, Johnson AK, Vong S, Lee K, Bates D, Neri F, Diegel M, Giste E, Haugen E, Dunn D, Wilken MS, Josefowicz S, Samstein R, Chang KH, Eichler EE, De Bruijn M, Reh TA, Skoultchi A, Rudensky A, Orkin SH, Papayannopoulou T, Treuting PM, Selleri L, Kaul R, Groudine M, Bender MA, Stamatoyannopoulos JA. Mouse regulatory DNA landscapes reveal global principles of cis-regulatory evolution. Science 2014; 346:1007-12. PubMed
  • Yue F, Cheng Y, Breschi A, Vierstra J, Wu W, Ryba T, Sandstrom R, Ma Z, Davis C, Pope BD, Shen Y, Pervouchine DD, Djebali S, Thurman RE, Kaul R, Rynes E, Kirilusha A, Marinov GK, Williams BA, Trout D, Amrhein H, Fisher-Aylor K, Antoshechkin I, DeSalvo G, See LH, Fastuca M, Drenkow J, Zaleski C, Dobin A, Prieto P, Lagarde J, Bussotti G, Tanzer A, Denas O, Li K, Bender MA, Zhang M, Byron R, Groudine MT, McCleary D, Pham L, Ye Z, Kuan S, Edsall L, Wu YC, Rasmussen MD, Bansal MS, Kellis M, Keller CA, Morrissey CS, Mishra T, Jain D, Dogan N, Harris RS, Cayting P, Kawli T, Boyle AP, Euskirchen G, Kundaje A, Lin S, Lin Y, Jansen C, Malladi VS, Cline MS, Erickson DT, Kirkup VM, Learned K, Sloan CA, Rosenbloom KR, Lacerda de Sousa B, Beal K, Pignatelli M, Flicek P, Lian J, Kahveci T, Lee D, Kent WJ, Ramalho Santos M, Herrero J, Notredame C, Johnson A, Vong S, Lee K, Bates D, Neri F, Diegel M, Canfield T, Sabo PJ, Wilken MS, Reh TA, Giste E, Shafer A, Kutyavin T, Haugen E, Dunn D, Reynolds AP, Neph S, Humbert R, Hansen RS, De Bruijn M, Selleri L, Rudensky A, Josefowicz S, Samstein R, Eichler EE, Orkin SH, Levasseur D, Papayannopoulou T, Chang KH, Skoultchi A, Gosh S, Disteche C, Treuting P, Wang Y, Weiss MJ, Blobel GA, Cao X, Zhong S, Wang T, Good PJ, Lowdon RF, Adams LB, Zhou XQ, Pazin MJ, Feingold EA, Wold B, Taylor J, Mortazavi A, Weissman SM, Stamatoyannopoulos JA, Snyder MP, Guigo R, Gingeras TR, Gilbert DM, Hardison RC, Beer MA, Ren B, . A comparative encyclopedia of DNA elements in the mouse genome. Nature 2014; 515:355-64. PubMed
  • Lundberg P, Takizawa H, Kubovcakova L, Guo G, Hao-Shen H, Dirnhofer S, Orkin SH, Manz MG, Skoda RC. Myeloproliferative neoplasms can be initiated from a single hematopoietic stem cell expressing JAK2-V617F. J Exp Med 2014; 211:2213-30. PubMed
  • Yien YY, Robledo RF, Schultz IJ, Takahashi-Makise N, Gwynn B, Bauer DE, Dass A, Yi G, Li L, Hildick-Smith GJ, Cooney JD, Pierce EL, Mohler K, Dailey TA, Miyata N, Kingsley PD, Garone C, Hattangadi SM, Huang H, Chen W, Keenan EM, Shah DI, Schlaeger TM, DiMauro S, Orkin SH, Cantor AB, Palis J, Koehler CM, Lodish HF, Kaplan J, Ward DM, Dailey HA, Phillips JD, Peters LL, Paw BH. TMEM14C is required for erythroid mitochondrial heme metabolism. J Clin Invest 2014; 124:4294-304. PubMed
  • Canver MC, Bauer DE, Dass A, Yien YY, Chung J, Masuda T, Maeda T, Paw BH, Orkin SH. Characterization of Genomic Deletion Efficiency Mediated by CRISPR/Cas9 in Mammalian Cells. J Biol Chem 2014. PubMed
  • Riddell J, Gazit R, Garrison BS, Guo G, Saadatpour A, Mandal PK, Ebina W, Volchkov P, Yuan GC, Orkin SH, Rossi DJ. Reprogramming committed murine blood cells to induced hematopoietic stem cells with defined factors. Cell 2014; 157:549-64. PubMed
  • Foudi A, Kramer DJ, Qin J, Ye D, Behlich AS, Mordecai S, Preffer FI, Amzallag A, Ramaswamy S, Hochedlinger K, Orkin SH, Hock H. Distinct, strict requirements for Gfi-1b in adult bone marrow red cell and platelet generation. J Exp Med 2014. PubMed
  • Yao H, Goldman DC, Nechiporuk T, Kawane S, McWeeney SK, Tyner JW, Fan G, Kerenyi MA, Orkin SH, Fleming WH, Mandel G. The co-repressor Rcor1 is essential for murine erythropoiesis. Blood 2014. PubMed
  • Pinello L, Xu J, Orkin SH, Yuan GC. Analysis of chromatin-state plasticity identifies cell-type-specific regulators of H3K27me3 patterns. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2014; 111:E344-53. PubMed
  • Das PP, Shao Z, Beyaz S, Apostolou E, Pinello L, De Los Angeles A, O'Brien K, Atsma JM, Fujiwara Y, Nguyen M, Ljuboja D, Guo G, Woo A, Yuan GC, Onder T, Daley G, Hochedlinger K, Kim J, Orkin SH. Distinct and combinatorial functions of Jmjd2b/Kdm4b and Jmjd2c/Kdm4c in mouse embryonic stem cell identity. Mol Cell 2014; 53:32-48. PubMed
  • Xie H, Xu J, Hsu JH, Nguyen M, Fujiwara Y, Peng C, Orkin SH. Polycomb repressive complex 2 regulates normal hematopoietic stem cell function in a developmental-stage-specific manner. Cell Stem Cell 2014; 14:68-80. PubMed
  • Saadatpour A, Guo G, Orkin SH, Yuan GC. Characterizing heterogeneity in leukemic cells using single-cell gene expression analysis. Genome Biol 2014; 15:525. PubMed
  • Elagib KE, Rubinstein JD, Delehanty LL, Ngoh VS, Greer PA, Li S, Lee JK, Li Z, Orkin SH, Mihaylov IS, Goldfarb AN. Calpain 2 activation of P-TEFb drives megakaryocyte morphogenesis and is disrupted by leukemogenic GATA1 mutation. Dev Cell 2013; 27:607-20. PubMed
  • Bauer DE, Kamran SC, Lessard S, Xu J, Fujiwara Y, Lin C, Shao Z, Canver MC, Smith EC, Pinello L, Sabo PJ, Vierstra J, Voit RA, Yuan GC, Porteus MH, Stamatoyannopoulos JA, Lettre G, Orkin SH. An erythroid enhancer of BCL11A subject to genetic variation determines fetal hemoglobin level. Science 2013; 342:253-7. PubMed
  • Guo G, Luc S, Marco E, Lin TW, Peng C, Kerenyi MA, Beyaz S, Kim W, Xu J, Das PP, Neff T, Zou K, Yuan GC, Orkin SH. Mapping cellular hierarchy by single-cell analysis of the cell surface repertoire. Cell Stem Cell 2013; 13:492-505. PubMed
  • Kim W, Bird GH, Neff T, Guo G, Kerenyi MA, Walensky LD, Orkin SH. Targeted disruption of the EZH2-EED complex inhibits EZH2-dependent cancer. Nat Chem Biol 2013; 9:643-50. PubMed
  • Luc S, Orkin SH. Delineating the mixed lineage leukemia gene expression network in hematopoietic stem cells. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2013; 110:11670-1. PubMed
  • Baena E, Shao Z, Linn DE, Glass K, Hamblen MJ, Fujiwara Y, Kim J, Nguyen M, Zhang X, Godinho FJ, Bronson RT, Mucci LA, Loda M, Yuan GC, Orkin SH, Li Z. ETV1 directs androgen metabolism and confers aggressive prostate cancer in targeted mice and patients. Genes Dev 2013; 27:683-98. PubMed
  • Staber PB, Zhang P, Ye M, Welner RS, Nombela-Arrieta C, Bach C, Kerenyi M, Bartholdy BA, Zhang H, Alberich-Jordà M, Lee S, Yang H, Ng F, Zhang J, Leddin M, Silberstein LE, Hoefler G, Orkin SH, Göttgens B, Rosenbauer F, Huang G, Tenen DG. Sustained PU.1 levels balance cell-cycle regulators to prevent exhaustion of adult hematopoietic stem cells. Mol Cell 2013; 49:934-46. PubMed
  • Sankaran VG, Orkin SH. Genome-wide association studies of hematologic phenotypes: a window into human hematopoiesis. Curr Opin Genet Dev 2013. PubMed
  • Kerenyi MA, Shao Z, Hsu YJ, Guo G, Luc S, O'Brien K, Fujiwara Y, Peng C, Nguyen M, Orkin SH. Histone demethylase Lsd1 represses hematopoietic stem and progenitor cell signatures during blood cell maturation. Elife 2013; 2:e00633. PubMed
  • Bai X, Trowbridge JJ, Riley E, Lee JA, Dibiase A, Kaartinen VM, Orkin SH, Zon LI. Tif1-Gamma Plays An Essential Role In Murine Hematopoiesis And Reguates Transcriptional Elongation Of Erythroid Genes. Dev Biol 2012. PubMed
  • Maclean GA, Menne TF, Guo G, Sanchez DJ, Park IH, Daley GQ, Orkin SH. Altered hematopoiesis in trisomy 21 as revealed through in vitro differentiation of isogenic human pluripotent cells. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2012; 109:17567-72. PubMed
  • Xu J, Shao Z, Glass K, Bauer DE, Pinello L, Van Handel B, Hou S, Stamatoyannopoulos JA, Mikkola HK, Yuan GC, Orkin SH. Combinatorial Assembly of Developmental Stage-Specific Enhancers Controls Gene Expression Programs during Human Erythropoiesis. Dev Cell 2012; 23:796-811. PubMed
  • Bauer DE, Kamran SC, Orkin SH. Reawakening fetal hemoglobin: prospects for new therapies for the 硫-globin disorders. Blood 2012; 120:2945-53. PubMed
  • Sankaran VG, Ludwig LS, Sicinska E, Xu J, Bauer DE, Eng JC, Patterson HC, Metcalf RA, Natkunam Y, Orkin SH, Sicinski P, Lander ES, Lodish HF. Cyclin D3 coordinates the cell cycle during differentiation to regulate erythrocyte size and number. Genes Dev 2012; 26:2075-87. PubMed
  • Funnell AP, Norton LJ, Mak KS, Burdach J, Artuz CM, Twine NA, Wilkins MR, Power CA, Hung TT, Perdomo J, Koh P, Bell-Anderson KS, Orkin SH, Fraser ST, Perkins AC, Pearson RC, Crossley M. The CACCC-binding protein KLF3/BKLF represses a subset of KLF1/EKLF target genes and is required for proper erythroid maturation in vivo. Mol Cell Biol 2012; 32:3281-92. PubMed
  • Sankaran VG, Ghazvinian R, Do R, Thiru P, Vergilio JA, Beggs AH, Sieff CA, Orkin SH, Nathan DG, Lander ES, Gazda HT. Exome sequencing identifies GATA1 mutations resulting in Diamond-Blackfan anemia. J Clin Invest 2012; 122:2439-43. PubMed
  • Xu J, Orkin SH. The erythroid/myeloid lineage fate paradigm takes a new player. EMBO J 2011; 30:983-5. PubMed
  • Snow JW, Trowbridge JJ, Johnson KD, Fujiwara T, Emambokus NE, Grass JA, Orkin SH, Bresnick EH. Context-dependent function of "GATA switch" sites in vivo. Blood 2011. PubMed
  • Wilber A, Hargrove PW, Kim YS, Riberdy JM, Sankaran VG, Papanikolaou E, Georgomanoli M, Anagnou NP, Orkin SH, Nienhuis AW, Persons DA. Therapeutic levels of fetal hemoglobin in erythroid progeny of {beta}-thalassemic CD34+ cells after lentiviral vector-mediated gene transfer. Blood 2011; 117:2817-26. PubMed
  • Koh KP, Yabuuchi A, Rao S, Huang Y, Cunniff K, Nardone J, Laiho A, Tahiliani M, Sommer CA, Mostoslavsky G, Lahesmaa R, Orkin SH, Rodig SJ, Daley GQ, Rao A. Tet1 and Tet2 regulate 5-hydroxymethylcytosine production and cell lineage specification in mouse embryonic stem cells. Cell Stem Cell 2011; 8:200-13. PubMed
  • Bauer DE, Orkin SH. Update on fetal hemoglobin gene regulation in hemoglobinopathies. Curr Opin Pediatr 2011; 23:1-8. PubMed
  • Sankaran VG, Menne TF, Šćepanović D, Vergilio JA, Ji P, Kim J, Thiru P, Orkin SH, Lander ES, Lodish HF. MicroRNA-15a and -16-1 act via MYB to elevate fetal hemoglobin expression in human trisomy 13. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2011; 108:1519-24. PubMed
  • Rao S, Zhen S, Roumiantsev S, McDonald LT, Yuan GC, Orkin SH. Differential roles of sall4 isoforms in embryonic stem cell pluripotency. Mol Cell Biol 2010; 30:5364-80. PubMed
  • Wilson BG, Wang X, Shen X, McKenna ES, Lemieux ME, Cho YJ, Koellhoffer EC, Pomeroy SL, Orkin SH, Roberts CW. Epigenetic antagonism between polycomb and SWI/SNF complexes during oncogenic transformation. Cancer Cell 2010; 18:316-28. PubMed
  • Kim J, Woo AJ, Chu J, Snow JW, Fujiwara Y, Kim CG, Cantor AB, Orkin SH. A Myc network accounts for similarities between embryonic stem and cancer cell transcription programs. Cell 2010; 143:313-24. PubMed
  • Williams DA, Porter ES, Lux SE, Grier HE, Mack JW, Orkin SH. Training program in cancer and blood diseases: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program, Children's Hospital Boston/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Am J Hematol 2010; 85:793-4. PubMed
  • Snow JW, Kim J, Currie CR, Xu J, Orkin SH. Sumoylation regulates interaction of FOG1 with C-terminal-binding protein (CTBP). J Biol Chem 2010; 285:28064-75. PubMed
  • Klusmann JH, Godinho FJ, Heitmann K, Maroz A, Koch ML, Reinhardt D, Orkin SH, Li Z. Developmental stage-specific interplay of GATA1 and IGF signaling in fetal megakaryopoiesis and leukemogenesis. Genes Dev 2010; 24:1659-72. PubMed
  • Sankaran VG, Xu J, Orkin SH. Transcriptional silencing of fetal hemoglobin by BCL11A. Ann N Y Acad Sci 2010; 1202:64-8. PubMed
  • Bai X, Kim J, Yang Z, Jurynec MJ, Akie TE, Lee J, LeBlanc J, Sessa A, Jiang H, DiBiase A, Zhou Y, Grunwald DJ, Lin S, Cantor AB, Orkin SH, Zon LI. TIF1gamma controls erythroid cell fate by regulating transcription elongation. Cell 2010; 142:133-43. PubMed
  • Trowbridge JJ, Orkin SH. DNA methylation in adult stem cells: New insights into self-renewal. Epigenetics 2010. PubMed
  • Xu J, Sankaran VG, Ni M, Menne TF, Puram RV, Kim W, Orkin SH. Transcriptional silencing of {gamma}-globin by BCL11A involves long-range interactions and cooperation with SOX6. Genes Dev 2010; 24:783-98. PubMed
  • Alford K, Slender A, Vanes L, Li Z, Fisher EM, Nizetic D, Orkin SH, Roberts I, Tybulewicz VL. Perturbed hematopoiesis in the Tc1 mouse model of Down Syndrome. Blood 2010; 115:2928-37. PubMed
  • Sankaran VG, Xu J, Orkin SH. Advances in the understanding of haemoglobin switching. British Journal of Haematology 2010; 149:181-94. PubMed
  • Klusmann JH, Li Z, Böhmer K, Maroz A, Koch ML, Emmrich S, Godinho FJ, Orkin SH, Reinhardt D. miR-125b-2 is a potential oncomiR on human chromosome 21 in megakaryoblastic leukemia. Genes Dev 2010; 24:478-90. PubMed
  • Kim J, Orkin SH. Systematic tracking of cell fate changes. Nat Biotechnol 2010; 28:146-7. PubMed
  • Nathan DG, Orkin SH. Musings on genome medicine: Hepatitis C. Genome Med 2010; 2:4. PubMed
  • Bjork BC, Fujiwara Y, Davis SW, Qiu H, Saunders TL, Sandy P, Orkin S, Camper SA, Beier DR. A transient transgenic RNAi strategy for rapid characterization of gene function during embryonic development. PLoS ONE 2010; 5:e14375. PubMed
  • Snow JW, Trowbridge JJ, Fujiwara T, Emambokus NE, Grass JA, Orkin SH, Bresnick EH. A single cis element maintains repression of the key developmental regulator Gata2. PLoS Genet. 2010. PubMed
  • Shen X, Kim W, Fujiwara Y, Simon MD, Liu Y, Mysliwiec MR, Yuan GC, Lee Y, Orkin SH. Jumonji modulates polycomb activity and self-renewal versus differentiation of stem cells. Cell 2010; 139:1303-14. PubMed
  • Yu M, Riva L, Xie H, Schindler Y, Moran TB, Cheng Y, Yu D, Hardison R, Weiss MJ, Orkin SH, Bernstein BE, Fraenkel E, Cantor AB. Insights into GATA-1-mediated gene activation versus repression via genome-wide chromatin occupancy analysis. Mol Cell 2009; 36:682-95. PubMed
  • Snow JW, Orkin SH. Translational isoforms of FOG1 regulate GATA1-interacting complexes. J Biol Chem 2009; 284:29310-9. PubMed
  • Trowbridge JJ, Snow JW, Kim J, Orkin SH. DNA methyltransferase 1 is essential for and uniquely regulates hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells. Cell Stem Cell 2009; 5:442-9. PubMed
  • Huang Z, Dore LC, Li Z, Orkin SH, Feng G, Lin S, Crispino JD. GATA-2 reinforces megakaryocyte development in the absence of GATA-1. Mol Cell Biol 2009; 29:5168-80. PubMed
  • Sankaran VG, Xu J, Ragoczy T, Ippolito GC, Walkley CR, Maika SD, Fujiwara Y, Ito M, Groudine M, Bender MA, Tucker PW, Orkin SH. Developmental and species-divergent globin switching are driven by BCL11A. Nature 2009; 460:1093-7. PubMed
  • Schindler JW, Van Buren D, Foudi A, Krejci O, Qin J, Orkin SH, Hock H. TEL-AML1 corrupts hematopoietic stem cells to persist in the bone marrow and initiate leukemia. Cell Stem Cell 2009; 5:43-53. PubMed
  • Gekas C,Rhodes KE,Gereige LM,Helgadottir H,Ferrari R,Kurdistani SK,Montecino-Rodriguez E,Bassel-Duby R,Olson E,Krivtsov AV,Armstrong S,Orkin SH,Pellegrini M,Mikkola HK. Mef2C is a lineage-restricted target of Scl/Tal1 and regulates megakaryopoiesis and B-cell homeostasis. Blood 2009; 113:3461-71. PubMed
  • Hu G,Kim J,Xu Q,Leng Y,Orkin SH,Elledge SJ. A genome-wide RNAi screen identifies a new transcriptional module required for self-renewal. Genes Dev 2009; 23:837-48. PubMed
  • Nathan DG,Orkin SH. Musings on genome medicine: the Obama effect. Genome Med 2009; 1:30. PubMed
  • Wang J,Cantor AB,Orkin SH. Tandem affinity purification of protein complexes in mouse embryonic stem cells using in vivo biotinylation. Curr Protoc Stem Cell Biol 2009; Chapter 1:Unit1B.5. PubMed
  • Nathan DG,Orkin SH. Musings on genome medicine: abuse of genetic tests. Genome Med 2009; 1:18. PubMed
  • Nathan DG,Orkin SH. Musings on genome medicine: genome wide association studies. Genome Med 2009; 1:3. PubMed
  • Shen X,Orkin SH. Glimpses of the epigenetic landscape. Cell Stem Cell 2009; 4:1-2. PubMed
  • Nathan DG,Orkin SH. Musings on genome medicine: gene therapy. Genome Med 2009; 1:38. PubMed
  • Hartner JC,Walkley CR,Lu J,Orkin SH. ADAR1 is essential for the maintenance of hematopoiesis and suppression of interferon signaling. Nat Immunol 2008; 10:109-15. PubMed
  • Nathan DG,Orkin SH. Musings on genome medicine: cancer genetics and the promise of effective treatment. Genome Med 2009; 1:49. PubMed
  • Nathan DG, Orkin SH. Musings on genome medicine: cholesterol and coronary artery disease. Genome Med 2009; 1:60. PubMed
  • Nathan DG, Orkin SH. Musings on genome medicine: the Obama effect redux. Genome Med 2009; 1:86. PubMed
  • Nathan DG, Orkin SH. Musings on genome medicine: the slow but inexorable process of medical care reform in the United States. Genome Med 2009; 1:94. PubMed
  • Nathan DG, Orkin SH. Musings on genome medicine: Crohn's disease. Genome Med 2010; 1:103. PubMed
  • Kim J,Cantor AB,Orkin SH,Wang J. Use of in vivo biotinylation to study protein-protein and protein-DNA interactions in mouse embryonic stem cells. Nat Protoc 2009; 4:506-17. PubMed
  • Nathan DG, Orkin SH. Musings on genome medicine: enzyme-replacement therapy of the lysosomal storage diseases. Genome Med 2010; 1:114. PubMed
  • Sankaran VG,Menne TF,Xu J,Akie TE,Lettre G,Van Handel B,Mikkola HK,Hirschhorn JN,Cantor AB,Orkin SH. Human fetal hemoglobin expression is regulated by the developmental stage-specific repressor BCL11A. Science 2008; 322:1839-42. PubMed
  • Shen X, Liu Y, Hsu YJ, Fujiwara Y, Kim J, Mao X, Yuan GC, Orkin SH. EZH1 mediates methylation on histone H3 lysine 27 and complements EZH2 in maintaining stem cell identity and executing pluripotency. Mol Cell 2008; 32:491-502. PubMed
  • Terranova R,Yokobayashi S,Stadler MB,Otte AP,van Lohuizen M,Orkin SH,Peters AH. Polycomb group proteins Ezh2 and Rnf2 direct genomic contraction and imprinted repression in early mouse embryos. Dev Cell 2008; 15:668-79. PubMed
  • Beuling E,Bosse T,aan de Kerk DJ,Piaseckyj CM,Fujiwara Y,Katz SG,Orkin SH,Grand RJ,Krasinski SD. GATA4 mediates gene repression in the mature mouse small intestine through interactions with friend of GATA (FOG) cofactors. Dev Biol 2008; 322:179-89. PubMed
  • Lettre G,Sankaran VG,Bezerra MA,Araujo AS,Uda M,Sanna S,Cao A,Schlessinger D,Costa FF,Hirschhorn JN,Orkin SH. DNA polymorphisms at the BCL11A, HBS1L-MYB, and beta-globin loci associate with fetal hemoglobin levels and pain crises in sickle cell disease. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2008; 105:11869-74. PubMed
  • Walkley CR,Qudsi R,Sankaran VG,Perry JA,Gostissa M,Roth SI,Rodda SJ,Snay E,Dunning P,Fahey FH,Alt FW,McMahon AP,Orkin SH. Conditional mouse osteosarcoma, dependent on p53 loss and potentiated by loss of Rb, mimics the human disease. Genes Dev 2008; 22:1662-76. PubMed
  • Wang J, Levasseur DN, Orkin SH. Requirement of Nanog dimerization for stem cell self-renewal and pluripotency. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2008; 105:6326-31. PubMed
  • Kim J, Chu J, Shen X, Wang J, Orkin SH. An extended transcriptional network for pluripotency of embryonic stem cells. Cell 2008; 132:1049-61. PubMed
  • Cantor AB, Iwasaki H, Arinobu Y, Moran TB, Shigematsu H, Sullivan MR, Akashi K, Orkin SH. Antagonism of FOG-1 and GATA factors in fate choice for the mast cell lineage. J Exp Med 2008; 205:611-24. PubMed
  • Rhodes KE, Gekas C, Wang Y, Lux CT, Francis CS, Chan DN, Conway S, Orkin SH, Yoder MC, Mikkola HK. The emergence of hematopoietic stem cells is initiated in the placental vasculature in the absence of circulation. Cell Stem Cell 2008; 2:252-63. PubMed
  • Levasseur DN, Wang J, Dorschner MO, Stamatoyannopoulos JA, Orkin SH. Oct4 dependence of chromatin structure within the extended Nanog locus in ES cells. Genes Dev 2008; 22:575-80. PubMed
  • Orkin SH, Zon LI. SnapShot: hematopoiesis. Cell 2008; 132:712. PubMed
  • Orkin SH, Zon LI. Hematopoiesis: an evolving paradigm for stem cell biology. Cell 2008; 132:631-44. PubMed
  • Sankaran VG, Orkin SH, Walkley CR. Rb intrinsically promotes erythropoiesis by coupling cell cycle exit with mitochondrial biogenesis. Genes Dev 2008; 22:463-75. PubMed
  • Walkley CR,Sankaran VG,Orkin SH. Rb and hematopoiesis: stem cells to anemia. Cell Div 2008; 3:13. PubMed
  • Wang J, Orkin SH. A Protein Roadmap to Pluripotency and Faithful Reprogramming. Cells Tissues Organs 2008; 188:23-30. PubMed
  • Wang J, Theunissen TW, Orkin SH. Site-directed, virus-free, and inducible RNAi in embryonic stem cells. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2007; 104:20850-5. PubMed
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