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Yu-Tzu Tai, PhD

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Phone: (617) 632-3875
Fax: (617) 632-2140


yu-tzu_tai@dfci.harvard.edu

Yu-Tzu Tai, PhD

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

EDUCATIONAL TITLES

  • Sr. Research Scientist, Medical Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • Research Associate, Medicine, Harvard Medical School

DF/HCC PROGRAM AFFILIATION

Research Abstract

Monoclonal antibody (mAb)-based targeted therapy will become available as a novel treatment strategy for patients with multiple myeloma (MM) following over a decade of evaluating many mAbs targeting various antigens pre-clinically and clinically. This is one of my research focuses to both identify new MM target antigens and develop more effective targeted immunotherapy to treat MM. Following promising pre-clinical results of my studies on elotuzumab targeting a new MM antigen SLAMF7/CS1 and daratumumab targeting CD38, encouraging clinical activities when combined with lenalidomide/dexamethasone have quickly moved these two Abs into multiple phase III clnical trials in MM. Specifically, daratumumab shows an acceptable safety profile with signs of single agent activity in relapsed and refractory MM with diverse heterogenecity. Most recently, we further identified that the second therapeutic anti-CD38 mAb SAR650984 (SAR) directly kills p53-mutated MM cells, which represent high-risk patient subgroup, via lysosomal activation and reactive oxygen species. This is the first therapeutic mAb inducing direct tumor cell death without immune effector cells. Although caspase 3/7-dependent apoptosis plays a minor role in SAR-induced myeloma cell death, it is synergistically activated when SAR is combined with Pomalidomide, strongly supporting ongoing combination trials in resistant MM and other CD38-expressing blood cancers. However, these antigens still lack tumor specificity since they also expressed in other normal tissues including NK and T effectors, which could limit their clinical utilities. Therefore, novel therapeutic mAbs to achieve improved MM selectivity and simultaneously targeting cytotoxic drugs to MM cells are urgently needed. Very encouragingly, I reported that B cell maturation antigen (BCMA) is universally expressed on the MM cell surface which was further translated to elicit specific anti-MM activity by a novel humanized and afucosylated antagonistic anti-BCMA antibody-drug conjugate via a noncleavable linker. These studies demonstrate more potent and selective myeloma cell killing without affecting surrounding BCMA-null bone marrow cells via multiple cytotoxic mechanisms even in two mice models, thus providing a promising next-generation immunotherapeutics in this cancer. We are further defining molecular mechanisms regulating this signaling pathway in MM and continuing to devise improved immunotherapies to simultaneously kill myeloma cells and harness immune effectors. We also characterize other novel cancer pathways, i.e., BTK and CRM1/XPO1, APRIL, and immuno-checkpoint proteins in the interaction and suppression of osteoclasts or various immune cells with myeloma cells in the bone marrow microenvironment. We also continue to develop novel immunotherapeutics that potentially overcome tumor microenvironment-mediated drug resistance and the downstream effects of genetic instability.

Publications

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  • Tai YT, Anderson KC. A new era of immune therapy in multiple myeloma. Blood 2016; 128:318-9. PubMed
  • An G, Acharya C, Feng X, Wen K, Zhong M, Zhang L, Munshi NC, Qiu L, Tai YT, Anderson KC. Osteoclasts promote immune suppressive microenvironment in multiple myeloma: therapeutic implication. Blood 2016. PubMed
  • Cea M, Cagnetta A, Acharya C, Acharya P, Tai YT, Yang G, Lovera D, Soncini D, Miglino M, Fraternali-Orcioni G, Mastracci L, Nencioni A, Montecucco F, Monacelli F, Ballestrero A, Hideshima T, Chauhan D, Gobbi M, Lemoli RM, Munshi NC, Treon SP, Anderson KC. DUAL NAMPT AND BTK TARGETING LEADS TO SYNERGISTIC KILLING OF WALDENSTROM`S MACROGLOBULINEMIA CELLS REGARDLESS OF MYD88 AND CXCR4 SOMATIC MUTATIONS STATUS. Clin Cancer Res 2016. PubMed
  • Lin J, Zhang W, Zhao JJ, Kwart AH, Yang C, Ma D, Ren X, Tai YT, Anderson KC, Handin RI, Munshi NC. A clinically relevant in vivo zebrafish model of human multiple myeloma (MM) to study preclinical therapeutic efficacy. Blood 2016. PubMed
  • Tai YT, Acharya C, An G, Moschetta M, Zhong MY, Feng X, Cea M, Cagnetta A, Wen K, van Eenennaam H, van Elsas A, Qiu L, Richardson P, Munshi N, Anderson KC. APRIL and BCMA promote human multiple myeloma growth, chemoresistance, and immunosuppression in the bone marrow microenvironment. Blood 2016. PubMed
  • Tagde A, Rajabi H, Bouillez A, Alam M, Gali R, Bailey S, Tai YT, Hideshima T, Anderson K, Avigan D, Kufe D. MUC1-C drives MYC in multiple myeloma. Blood 2016. PubMed
  • Eda H, Santo L, Wein MN, Hu DZ, Cirstea DD, Nemani N, Tai YT, Raines SE, Kuhstoss SA, Munshi NC, Kronenberg HM, Raje NS. Regulation of Sclerostin Expression in Multiple Myeloma by Dkk-1; A Potential Therapeutic Strategy for Myeloma Bone Disease. J Bone Miner Res 2016. PubMed
  • Ohguchi H, Hideshima T, Bhasin MK, Gorgun GT, Santo L, Cea M, Samur MK, Mimura N, Suzuki R, Tai YT, Carrasco RD, Raje N, Richardson PG, Munshi NC, Harigae H, Sanda T, Sakai J, Anderson KC. The KDM3A-KLF2-IRF4 axis maintains myeloma cell survival. Nat Commun 2016; 7:10258. PubMed
  • Cea M, Cagnetta A, Adamia S, Acharya C, Tai YT, Fulciniti M, Ohguchi H, Munshi A, Acharya P, Bhasin MK, Zhong L, Carrasco R, Monacelli F, Ballestrero A, Richardson P, Gobbi M, Lemoli RM, Munshi N, Hideshima T, Nencioni A, Chauhan D, Anderson KC. Evidence for a role of the histone deacetylase SIRT6 in DNA damage response of multiple myeloma cells. Blood 2015. PubMed
  • Xu L, Hunter ZR, Tsakmaklis N, Cao Y, Yang G, Chen J, Liu X, Kanan S, Castillo JJ, Tai YT, Zehnder JL, Brown JR, Carrasco RD, Advani R, Sabile JM, Argyropoulos K, Lia Palomba M, Morra E, Trojani A, Greco A, Tedeschi A, Varettoni M, Arcaini L, Munshi NM, Anderson KC, Treon SP. Clonal architecture of CXCR4 WHIM-like mutations in Waldenström Macroglobulinaemia. British Journal of Haematology 2015. PubMed
  • Tai YT, Anderson KC. Targeting B-cell maturation antigen in multiple myeloma. 2015. PubMed
  • Zhao JJ, Chu ZB, Hu Y, Lin J, Wang Z, Jiang M, Chen M, Wang X, Kang Y, Zhou Y, Chonghaile TN, Johncilla ME, Tai YT, Cheng JQ, Letai A, Munshi NC, Anderson KC, Carrasco RD. Targeting the miR-221-222/PUMA/BAK/BAX Pathway Abrogates Dexamethasone Resistance in Multiple Myeloma. Cancer Res 2015. PubMed
  • Görgün G, Samur MK, Cowens KB, Paula S, Bianchi G, Anderson JE, White RE, Singh A, Ohguchi H, Suzuki R, Kikuchi S, Harada T, Hideshima T, Tai YT, Laubach JP, Raje N, Magrangeas F, Minvielle S, Avet-Loiseau H, Munshi NC, Dorfman DM, Richardson PG, Anderson KC. Lenalidomide Enhances Immune Checkpoint Blockade-Induced Immune Response in Multiple Myeloma. Clin Cancer Res 2015. PubMed
  • Jiang H, Acharya C, An G, Zhong M, Feng X, Wang L, Dasilva N, Song Z, Yang G, Adrian F, Qiu L, Richardson P, Munshi NC, Tai YT, Anderson KC. SAR650984 directly induces multiple myeloma cell death via lysosomal-associated and apoptotic pathways, which is further enhanced by pomalidomide. Leukemia 2015. PubMed
  • Cottini F, Hideshima T, Suzuki R, Tai YT, Bianchini G, Richardson PG, Anderson KC, Tonon G. Synthetic Lethal Approaches Exploiting DNA Damage in Aggressive Myeloma. 2015. PubMed
  • Roccaro AM, Mishima Y, Sacco A, Moschetta M, Tai YT, Shi J, Zhang Y, Reagan MR, Huynh D, Kawano Y, Sahin I, Chiarini M, Manier S, Cea M, Aljawai Y, Glavey S, Morgan E, Pan C, Michor F, Cardarelli P, Kuhne M, Ghobrial IM. CXCR4 Regulates Extra-Medullary Myeloma through Epithelial-Mesenchymal-Transition-like Transcriptional Activation. Cell Rep 2015. PubMed
  • Zhu D, Wang Z, Zhao JJ, Calimeri T, Meng J, Hideshima T, Fulciniti M, Kang Y, Ficarro SB, Tai YT, Hunter Z, McMilin D, Tong H, Mitsiades CS, Wu CJ, Treon SP, Dorfman DM, Pinkus G, Munshi NC, Tassone P, Marto JA, Anderson KC, Carrasco RD. The Cyclophilin A-CD147 complex promotes the proliferation and homing of multiple myeloma cells. Nat Med 2015; 21:572-80. PubMed
  • An G, Li Z, Tai YT, Acharya C, Li Q, Qin X, Yi S, Xu Y, Feng X, Li C, Zhao J, Shi L, Zang M, Deng S, Sui W, Hao M, Zou D, Zhao Y, Qi J, Cheng T, Ru K, Wang J, Anderson KC, Qiu L. The impact of clone size on the prognostic value of chromosome aberrations by fluorescence in situ hybridization in multiple myeloma. Clin Cancer Res 2015. PubMed
  • An G, Acharya C, Deng S, Yi S, Xu Y, Qin X, Sui W, Li Z, Shi L, Zang M, Feng X, Hao M, Zou D, Zhao Y, Qi J, Cheng T, Ru K, Wang J, Tai YT, Qiu L. Cytogenetic and clinical marks for defining high-risk myeloma in the context of bortezomib treatment. Exp Hematol 2015; 43:168-176.e2. PubMed
  • Suzuki R, Kikuchi S, Harada T, Mimura N, Minami J, Ohguchi H, Yoshida Y, Sagawa M, Gorgun G, Cirstea D, Cottini F, Jakubikova J, Tai YT, Chauhan D, Richardson PG, Munshi N, Ando K, Utsugi T, Hideshima T, Anderson KC. Combination of a Selective HSP90α/β Inhibitor and a RAS-RAF-MEK-ERK Signaling Pathway Inhibitor Triggers Synergistic Cytotoxicity in Multiple Myeloma Cells. PLoS ONE 2015; 10:e0143847. PubMed
  • Reagan MR, Mishima Y, Glavey SV, Zhang Y, Manier S, Lu ZN, Memarzadeh M, Zhang Y, Sacco A, Aljawai Y, Shi J, Tai YT, Ready JE, Kaplan DL, Roccaro AM, Ghobrial IM. Investigating osteogenic differentiation in multiple myeloma using a novel 3D bone marrow niche model. Blood 2014. PubMed
  • Rashid NU, Sperling AS, Bolli N, Wedge DC, Van Loo P, Tai YT, Shammas MA, Fulciniti M, Samur MK, Richardson PG, Magrangeas F, Minvielle S, Futreal PA, Anderson KC, Avet-Loiseau H, Campbell PJ, Parmigiani G, Munshi NC. Differential and limited expression of mutant alleles in multiple myeloma. Blood 2014. PubMed
  • Zhang Y, Moschetta M, Huynh D, Tai YT, Zhang Y, Zhang W, Mishima Y, Ring JE, Tam WF, Xu Q, Maiso P, Reagan M, Sahin I, Sacco A, Manier S, Aljawai Y, Glavey S, Munshi NC, Anderson KC, Pachter J, Roccaro AM, Ghobrial IM. Pyk2 promotes tumor progression in multiple myeloma. Blood 2014. PubMed
  • Mimura N, Hideshima T, Shimomura T, Suzuki R, Ohguchi H, Rizq O, Kikuchi S, Yoshida Y, Cottini F, Jakubikova J, Cirstea D, Gorgun G, Minami J, Tai YT, Richardson PG, Utsugi T, Iwama A, Anderson KC. Selective and potent Akt inhibition triggers anti-myeloma activities and enhances fatal endoplasmic reticulum stress induced by proteasome inhibition. Cancer Res 2014; 74:4458-69. PubMed
  • Tai YT, Mayes PA, Acharya C, Zhong MY, Cea M, Cagnetta A, Craigen J, Yates J, Gliddon L, Fieles W, Hoang B, Tunstead J, Christie AL, Kung AL, Richardson P, Munshi NC, Anderson KC. Novel anti-B-cell maturation antigen antibody-drug conjugate (GSK2857916) selectively induces killing of multiple myeloma. Blood 2014. PubMed
  • Laubach JP, Tai YT, Richardson PG, Anderson KC. Daratumumab granted breakthrough drug status. Expert Opin Investig Drugs 2014; 23:445-52. PubMed
  • Zhao JJ, Lin J, Zhu D, Wang X, Brooks D, Chen M, Chu ZB, Takada K, Ciccarelli B, Admin S, Tao J, Tai YT, Treon S, Pinkus G, Kuo WP, Hideshima T, Bouxsein M, Munshi N, Anderson K, Carrasco R. miR-30-5p functions as a tumor suppressor and novel therapeutic tool by targeting the oncogenic Wnt/β-catenin/BCL9 pathway. Cancer Res 2014; 74:1801-13. PubMed
  • Tian Z, D'Arcy P, Wang X, Ray A, Tai YT, Hu Y, Carrasco RD, Richardson P, Linder S, Chauhan D, Anderson KC. A novel small molecule inhibitor of deubiquitylating enzyme USP14 and UCHL5 induces apoptosis in multiple myeloma and overcomes bortezomib resistance. Blood 2014; 123:706-16. PubMed
  • Tai YT, Landesman Y, Acharya C, Calle Y, Zhong MY, Cea M, Tannenbaum D, Cagnetta A, Reagan M, Munshi AA, Senapedis W, Saint-Martin JR, Kashyap T, Shacham S, Kauffman M, Gu Y, Wu L, Ghobrial I, Zhan F, Kung AL, Schey SA, Richardson P, Munshi NC, Anderson KC. CRM1 inhibition induces tumor cell cytotoxicity and impairs osteoclastogenesis in multiple myeloma: molecular mechanisms and therapeutic implications. Leukemia 2014. PubMed
  • Bolli N, Avet-Loiseau H, Wedge DC, Van Loo P, Alexandrov LB, Martincorena I, Dawson KJ, Iorio F, Nik-Zainal S, Bignell GR, Hinton JW, Li Y, Tubio JM, McLaren S, O' Meara S, Butler AP, Teague JW, Mudie L, Anderson E, Rashid N, Tai YT, Shammas MA, Sperling AS, Fulciniti M, Richardson PG, Parmigiani G, Magrangeas F, Minvielle S, Moreau P, Attal M, Facon T, Futreal PA, Anderson KC, Campbell PJ, Munshi NC. Heterogeneity of genomic evolution and mutational profiles in multiple myeloma. Nat Commun 2014; 5:2997. PubMed
  • Cagnetta A, Cea M, Calimeri T, Acharya C, Fulciniti M, Tai YT, Hideshima T, Chauhan D, Zhong MY, Patrone F, Nencioni A, Gobbi M, Richardson P, Munshi N, Anderson KC. Intracellular NAD⁺ depletion enhances bortezomib-induced anti-myeloma activity. Blood 2013; 122:1243-55. PubMed
  • Yang G, Zhou Y, Liu X, Xu L, Cao Y, Manning RJ, Patterson CJ, Buhrlage SJ, Gray N, Tai YT, Anderson KC, Hunter ZR, Treon SP. A mutation in MYD88 (L265P) supports the survival of lymphoplasmacytic cells by activation of Bruton tyrosine kinase in Waldenström macroglobulinemia. Blood 2013; 122:1222-32. PubMed
  • Roccaro AM, Sacco A, Maiso P, Azab AK, Tai YT, Reagan M, Azab F, Flores LM, Campigotto F, Weller E, Anderson KC, Scadden DT, Ghobrial IM. BM mesenchymal stromal cell-derived exosomes facilitate multiple myeloma progression. J Clin Invest 2013; 123:1542-55. PubMed
  • Xu L, Hunter ZR, Yang G, Zhou Y, Cao Y, Liu X, Morra E, Trojani A, Greco A, Arcaini L, Varettoni M, Varettoni M, Brown JR, Tai YT, Anderson KC, Munshi NC, Patterson CJ, Manning RJ, Tripsas CK, Lindeman NI, Treon SP. MYD88 L265P in Waldenström macroglobulinemia, immunoglobulin M monoclonal gammopathy, and other B-cell lymphoproliferative disorders using conventional and quantitative allele-specific polymerase chain reaction. Blood 2013; 121:2051-8. PubMed
  • Tian Z, Zhao JJ, Tai YT, Amin SB, Hu Y, Berger AJ, Richardson P, Chauhan D, Anderson KC. Investigational agent MLN9708/2238 targets tumor-suppressor miR33b in MM cells. Blood 2012; 120:3958-67. PubMed
  • Cea M, Cagnetta A, Fulciniti M, Tai YT, Hideshima T, Chauhan D, Roccaro A, Sacco A, Calimeri T, Cottini F, Jakubikova J, Kong SY, Patrone F, Nencioni A, Gobbi M, Richardson P, Munshi N, Anderson KC. Targeting NAD+ salvage pathway induces autophagy in multiple myeloma cells via mTORC1 and extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK1/2) inhibition. Blood 2012; 120:3519-29. PubMed
  • Tai YT, Anderson KC. Bruton's tyrosine kinase: oncotarget in myeloma. 2012; 3:913-4. PubMed
  • Fabre C, Mimura N, Bobb K, Kong SY, Gorgun G, Cirstea D, Hu Y, Minami J, Ohguchi H, Zhang J, Meshulam J, Carrasco RD, Tai YT, Richardson PG, Hideshima T, Anderson KC. Dual inhibition of canonical and noncanonical NF-κB pathways demonstrates significant antitumor activities in multiple myeloma. Clin Cancer Res 2012; 18:4669-81. PubMed
  • Bae J, Smith R, Daley J, Mimura N, Tai YT, Anderson KC, Munshi NC. Myeloma-specific multiple peptides able to generate cytotoxic T lymphocytes: a potential therapeutic application in multiple myeloma and other plasma cell disorders. Clin Cancer Res 2012; 18:4850-60. PubMed
  • Tai YT, Chang BY, Kong SY, Fulciniti M, Yang G, Calle Y, Hu Y, Lin J, Zhao JJ, Cagnetta A, Cea M, Sellitto MA, Zhong MY, Wang Q, Acharya C, Carrasco DR, Buggy JJ, Elias L, Treon SP, Matsui W, Richardson P, Munshi NC, Anderson KC. Bruton tyrosine kinase inhibition is a novel therapeutic strategy targeting tumor in the bone marrow microenvironment in multiple myeloma. Blood 2012; 120:1877-87. PubMed
  • Mimura N, Fulciniti M, Gorgun G, Tai YT, Cirstea D, Santo L, Hu Y, Fabre C, Minami J, Ohguchi H, Kiziltepe T, Ikeda H, Kawano Y, French M, Blumenthal M, Tam V, Kertesz NL, Malyankar UM, Hokenson M, Pham T, Zeng Q, Patterson JB, Richardson PG, Munshi NC, Anderson KC. Blockade of XBP1 splicing by inhibition of IRE1α is a promising therapeutic option in multiple myeloma. Blood 2012. PubMed
  • Bae J, Song W, Smith R, Daley J, Tai YT, Anderson KC, Munshi NC. A novel immunogenic CS1-specific peptide inducing antigen-specific cytotoxic T lymphocytes targeting multiple myeloma. British Journal of Haematology 2012. PubMed
  • Biernacki MA, Tai YT, Zhang GL, Alonso A, Zhang W, Prabhala R, Zhang L, Munshi N, Neuberg D, Soiffer RJ, Ritz J, Alyea EP, Brusic V, Anderson KC, Wu CJ. Novel myeloma-associated antigens revealed in the context of syngeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Blood 2012; 119:3142-50. PubMed
  • Tai YT, Horton HM, Kong SY, Pong E, Chen H, Cemerski S, Bernett MJ, Nguyen DH, Karki S, Chu SY, Lazar GA, Munshi NC, Desjarlais JR, Anderson KC, Muchhal US. Potent in vitro and in vivo activity of an Fc-engineered humanized anti-HM1.24 antibody against multiple myeloma via augmented effector function. Blood 2012; 119:2074-82. PubMed
  • Ni Chonghaile T, Sarosiek KA, Vo TT, Ryan JA, Tammareddi A, Moore Vdel G, Deng J, Anderson KC, Richardson P, Tai YT, Mitsiades CS, Matulonis UA, Drapkin R, Stone R, Deangelo DJ, McConkey DJ, Sallan SE, Silverman L, Hirsch MS, Carrasco DR, Letai A. Pretreatment mitochondrial priming correlates with clinical response to cytotoxic chemotherapy. Science 2011; 334:1129-33. PubMed
  • Bae J, Tai YT, Anderson KC, Munshi NC. Novel epitope evoking CD138 antigen-specific cytotoxic T lymphocytes targeting multiple myeloma and other plasma cell disorders. British Journal of Haematology 2011; 155:349-61. PubMed
  • de Weers M, Tai YT, van der Veer MS, Bakker JM, Vink T, Jacobs DC, Oomen LA, Peipp M, Valerius T, Slootstra JW, Mutis T, Bleeker WK, Anderson KC, Lokhorst HM, van de Winkel JG, Parren PW. Daratumumab, a novel therapeutic human CD38 monoclonal antibody, induces killing of multiple myeloma and other hematological tumors. J Immunol 2011; 186:1840-8. PubMed
  • Tai YT, Anderson KC. Antibody-based therapies in multiple myeloma. Bone Marrow Res 2011; 2011:924058. PubMed
  • Görgün G, Calabrese E, Soydan E, Hideshima T, Perrone G, Bandi M, Cirstea D, Santo L, Hu Y, Tai YT, Nahar S, Mimura N, Fabre C, Raje N, Munshi N, Richardson P, Anderson KC. Immunomodulatory effects of lenalidomide and pomalidomide on interaction of tumor and bone marrow accessory cells in multiple myeloma. Blood 2010; 116:3227-37. PubMed
  • Gatt ME, Zhao JJ, Ebert MS, Zhang Y, Chu Z, Mani M, Gazit R, Carrasco DE, Dutta-Simmons J, Adamia S, Minvielle S, Tai YT, Munshi NC, Avet-Loiseau H, Anderson KC, Carrasco DR. MicroRNAs 15a/16-1 function as tumor suppressor genes in multiple myeloma. Blood 2010. PubMed
  • Prabhala RH, Pelluru D, Fulciniti M, Prabhala HK, Nanjappa P, Song W, Pai C, Amin S, Tai YT, Richardson PG, Ghobrial IM, Treon SP, Daley JF, Anderson KC, Kutok JL, Munshi NC. Elevated IL-17 produced by TH17 cells promotes myeloma cell growth and inhibits immune function in multiple myeloma. Blood 2010; 115:5385-92. PubMed
  • Görgün G, Calabrese E, Hideshima T, Ecsedy J, Perrone G, Mani M, Ikeda H, Bianchi G, Hu Y, Cirstea D, Santo L, Tai YT, Nahar S, Zheng M, Bandi M, Carrasco RD, Raje N, Munshi N, Richardson P, Anderson KC. A novel Aurora-A kinase inhibitor MLN8237 induces cytotoxicity and cell-cycle arrest in multiple myeloma. Blood 2010; 115:5202-13. PubMed
  • Kim K, Kong SY, Fulciniti M, Li X, Song W, Nahar S, Burger P, Rumizen MJ, Podar K, Chauhan D, Hideshima T, Munshi NC, Richardson P, Clark A, Ogden J, Goutopoulos A, Rastelli L, Anderson KC, Tai YT. Blockade of the MEK/ERK signalling cascade by AS703026, a novel selective MEK1/2 inhibitor, induces pleiotropic anti-myeloma activity in vitro and in vivo. British Journal of Haematology 2010; 149:537-49. PubMed
  • Driscoll JJ, Pelluru D, Lefkimmiatis K, Fulciniti M, Prabhala RH, Greipp PR, Barlogie B, Tai YT, Anderson KC, Shaughnessy JD, Annunziata CM, Munshi NC. The sumoylation pathway is dysregulated in multiple myeloma and is associated with adverse patient outcome. Blood 2010; 115:2827-34. PubMed
  • Fulciniti M, Hideshima T, Vermot-Desroches C, Pozzi S, Nanjappa P, Shen Z, Patel N, Smith ES, Wang W, Prabhala R, Tai YT, Tassone P, Anderson KC, Munshi NC. A high-affinity fully human anti-IL-6 mAb, 1339, for the treatment of multiple myeloma. Clin Cancer Res 2009; 15:7144-52. PubMed
  • Blotta S, Tassone P, Prabhala RH, Tagliaferri P, Cervi D, Amin S, Jakubikova J, Tai YT, Podar K, Mitsiades CS, Zullo A, Franco B, Anderson KC, Munshi NC. Identification of novel antigens with induced immune response in monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance. Blood 2009; 114:3276-84. PubMed
  • Chauhan D, Singh AV, Brahmandam M, Carrasco R, Bandi M, Hideshima T, Bianchi G, Podar K, Tai YT, Mitsiades C, Raje N, Jaye DL, Kumar SK, Richardson P, Munshi N, Anderson KC. Functional interaction of plasmacytoid dendritic cells with multiple myeloma cells: a therapeutic target. Cancer Cell 2009; 16:309-23. PubMed
  • Dutta-Simmons J, Zhang Y, Gorgun G, Gatt M, Mani M, Hideshima T, Takada K, Carlson NE, Carrasco DE, Tai YT, Raje N, Letai AG, Anderson KC, Carrasco DR. Aurora kinase A is a target of Wnt/beta-catenin involved in multiple myeloma disease progression. Blood 2009; 114:2699-708. PubMed
  • Fulciniti M,Tassone P,Hideshima T,Vallet S,Nanjappa P,Ettenberg SA,Shen Z,Patel N,Tai YT,Chauhan D,Mitsiades C,Prabhala R,Raje N,Anderson KC,Stover DR,Munshi NC. Anti-DKK1 mAb (BHQ880) as a potential therapeutic agent for multiple myeloma. Blood 2009; 114:371-9. PubMed
  • Zhang J, Sattler M, Tonon G, Grabher C, Lababidi S, Zimmerhackl A, Raab MS, Vallet S, Zhou Y, Cartron MA, Hideshima T, Tai YT, Chauhan D, Anderson KC, Podar K. Targeting angiogenesis via a c-Myc/hypoxia-inducible factor-1alpha-dependent pathway in multiple myeloma. Cancer Res 2009; 69:5082-90. PubMed
  • Ikeda H, Hideshima T, Fulciniti M, Lutz RJ, Yasui H, Okawa Y, Kiziltepe T, Vallet S, Pozzi S, Santo L, Perrone G, Tai YT, Cirstea D, Raje NS, Uherek C, Dälken B, Aigner S, Osterroth F, Munshi N, Richardson P, Anderson KC. The monoclonal antibody nBT062 conjugated to cytotoxic Maytansinoids has selective cytotoxicity against CD138-positive multiple myeloma cells in vitro and in vivo. Clin Cancer Res 2009; 15:4028-37. PubMed
  • van Haaften G,Dalgliesh GL,Davies H,Chen L,Bignell G,Greenman C,Edkins S,Hardy C,O'Meara S,Teague J,Butler A,Hinton J,Latimer C,Andrews J,Barthorpe S,Beare D,Buck G,Campbell PJ,Cole J,Forbes S,Jia M,Jones D,Kok CY,Leroy C,Lin ML,McBride DJ,Maddison M,Maquire S,McLay K,Menzies A,Mironenko T,Mulderrig L,Mudie L,Pleasance E,Shepherd R,Smith R,Stebbings L,Stephens P,Tang G,Tarpey PS,Turner R,Turrell K,Varian J,West S,Widaa S,Wray P,Collins VP,Ichimura K,Law S,Wong J,Yuen ST,Leung SY,Tonon G,DePinho RA,Tai YT,Anderson KC,Kahnoski RJ,Massie A,Khoo SK,Teh BT,Stratton MR,Futreal PA. Somatic mutations of the histone H3K27 demethylase gene UTX in human cancer. Nat Genet 2009; 41:521-3. PubMed
  • Tai YT,Soydan E,Song W,Fulciniti M,Kim K,Hong F,Li XF,Burger P,Rumizen MJ,Nahar S,Podar K,Hideshima T,Munshi NC,Tonon G,Carrasco RD,Afar DE,Anderson KC. CS1 promotes multiple myeloma cell adhesion, clonogenic growth, and tumorigenicity via c-maf-mediated interactions with bone marrow stromal cells. Blood 2009; 113:4309-18. PubMed
  • Podar K,Tai YT,Hideshima T,Vallet S,Richardson PG,Anderson KC. Emerging therapies for multiple myeloma. Expert Opin Emerg Drugs 2009; 14:99-127. PubMed
  • Burger R,Le Gouill S,Tai YT,Shringarpure R,Tassone P,Neri P,Podar K,Catley L,Hideshima T,Chauhan D,Caulder E,Neilan CL,Vaddi K,Li J,Gramatzki M,Fridman JS,Anderson KC. Janus kinase inhibitor INCB20 has antiproliferative and apoptotic effects on human myeloma cells in vitro and in vivo. Mol Cancer Ther 2009; 8:26-35. PubMed
  • Song W,van der Vliet HJ,Tai YT,Prabhala R,Wang R,Podar K,Catley L,Shammas MA,Anderson KC,Balk SP,Exley MA,Munshi NC. Generation of antitumor invariant natural killer T cell lines in multiple myeloma and promotion of their functions via lenalidomide: a strategy for immunotherapy. Clin Cancer Res 2008; 14:6955-62. PubMed
  • Tai YT, Dillon M, Song W, Leiba M, Li XF, Burger P, Lee AI, Podar K, Hideshima T, Rice AG, van Abbema A, Jesaitis L, Caras I, Law D, Weler E, Xie W, Richardson P, Munshi NC, Mathiot C, Avet-Loiseau H, Afar DE, Anderson KC. Anti-CS1 humanized monoclonal antibody HuLuc63 inhibits myeloma cell adhesion and induces antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity in the bone marrow milieu. Blood 2008; 112:1329-37. PubMed
  • Raje N, Woo SB, Hande K, Yap JT, Richardson PG, Vallet S, Treister N, Hideshima T, Sheehy N, Chhetri S, Connell B, Xie W, Tai YT, Szot-Barnes A, Tian M, Schlossman RL, Weller E, Munshi NC, Van Den Abbeele AD, Anderson KC. Clinical, radiographic, and biochemical characterization of multiple myeloma patients with osteonecrosis of the jaw. Clin Cancer Res 2008; 14:2387-95. PubMed
  • Shen J, Zhang WJ, Tai YC, Wong CH, Xie Z, Chen CS. [Synergistic antileukemic effect of phytoestrogens and chemotherapeutic drugs on leukemic cell lines in vitro.] Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue Za Zhi 2008; 16:276-81. PubMed
  • Tai YC, Chen S, Parmigiani G, Klein AP. Incorporating tumor immunohistochemical markers in BRCA1 and BRCA2 carrier prediction. Breast Cancer Res 2008; 10:401. PubMed
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