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Wenyi Wei, PhD


  • Liu P, Wang Z, Wei W.Phosphorylation of Akt at the C-terminal tail triggers Akt Activation.Cell Cycle. 2014 Jun 16;13(14).
  • Wang L, Ye X, Liu Y, Wei W, Wang Z.Aberrant regulation of FBW7 in cancer.Oncotarget. 2014 Apr 30;5(8):2000-15.
  • Wan L, Tan M, Yang J, Inuzuka H, Dai X, Wu T, Liu J, Shaik S, Chen G, Deng J, Malumbres M, Letai A, Kirschner MW, Sun Y, Wei W.APC(Cdc20) Suppresses Apoptosis through Targeting Bim for Ubiquitination and Destruction.Dev Cell. 2014 May 27;29(4):377-91.
  • Papa A, Wan L, Bonora M, Salmena L, Song MS, Hobbs RM, Lunardi A, Webster K, Ng C, Newton RH, Knoblauch N, Guarnerio J, Ito K, Turka LA, Beck AH, Pinton P, Bronson RT, Wei W, Pandolfi PP.Cancer-Associated PTEN Mutants Act in a Dominant-Negative Manner to Suppress PTEN Protein Function.Cell. 2014 Apr 24;157(3):595-610.
  • Liu P, Begley M, Michowski W, Inuzuka H, Ginzberg M, Gao D, Tsou P, Gan W, Papa A, Kim BM, Wan L, Singh A, Zhai B, Yuan M, Wang Z, Gygi SP, Lee TH, Lu KP, Toker A, Pandolfi PP, Asara JM, Kirschner MW, Sicinski P, Cantley L, Wei W.Cell-cycle-regulated activation of Akt kinase by phosphorylation at its carboxyl terminus.Nature. 2014 Apr 24;508(7497):541-5.
  • Zhang J, Wan L, Dai X, Sun Y, Wei W.Functional characterization of Anaphase Promoting Complex/Cyclosome (APC/C) E3 ubiquitin ligases in tumorigenesis.Biochim Biophys Acta. 2014 Apr;1845(2):277-293.
  • Liu J, Wan L, Liu P, Inuzuka H, Liu J, Wang Z, Wei W.SCFβ-TRCP-mediated degradation of NEDD4 inhibits tumorigenesis through modulating the PTEN/Akt signaling pathway.Oncotarget. 2014 Feb 28;5(4):1026-37.
  • Liu P, Guo J, Gan W, Wei W.Dual phosphorylation of Sin1 at T86 and T398 negatively regulates mTORC2 complex integrity and activity.Protein Cell. 2014 Mar;5(3):171-7.
  • Wang Z, Liu P, Inuzuka H, Wei W.Roles of F-box proteins in cancer.Nat Rev Cancer. 2014 Apr;14(4):233-47.
  • Zhong J, Shaik S, Wan L, Tron AE, Wang Z, Sun L, Inuzuka H, Wei W.SCF β-TRCP targets MTSS1 for ubiquitination-mediated destruction to regulate cancer cell proliferation and migration.Oncotarget. 2013 Dec;4(12):2339-53.
  • Liu P, Gan W, Inuzuka H, Lazorchak AS, Gao D, Arojo O, Liu D, Wan L, Zhai B, Yu Y, Yuan M, Kim BM, Shaik S, Menon S, Gygi SP, Lee TH, Asara JM, Manning BD, Blenis J, Su B, Wei W.Sin1 phosphorylation impairs mTORC2 complex integrity and inhibits downstream Akt signalling to suppress tumorigenesis.Nat Cell Biol. 2013 Nov;15(11):1340-50.
  • Fukushima H, Ogura K, Wan L, Lu Y, Li V, Gao D, Liu P, Lau AW, Wu T, Kirschner MW, Inuzuka H, Wei W.SCF-mediated Cdh1 degradation defines a negative feedback system that coordinates cell-cycle progression.Cell Rep. 2013 Aug 29;4(4):803-16.
  • Cao J, Wan L, Hacker E, Dai X, Lenna S, Jimenez-Cervantes C, Wang Y, Leslie NR, Xu GX, Widlund HR, Ryu B, Alani RM, Dutton-Regester K, Goding CR, Hayward NK, Wei W, Cui R.MC1R is a potent regulator of PTEN after UV exposure in melanocytes.Mol Cell. 2013 Aug 22;51(4):409-22.
  • Wang Z, Wan L, Zhong J, Inuzuka H, Liu P, Sarkar FH, Wei W.Cdc20: a potential novel therapeutic target for cancer treatment.Curr Pharm Des. 2012 Nov 2.
  • Wang Z, Inuzuka H, Zhong J, Fukushima H, Wan L, Liu P, Wei W.DNA damage-induced activation of ATM promotes β-TRCP-mediated Mdm2 ubiquitination and destruction.Oncotarget. 2012 Sep;3(9):1026-35.
  • Fukushima H, Matsumoto A, Inuzuka H, Zhai B, Lau AW, Wan L, Gao D, Shaik S, Yuan M, Gygi SP, Jimi E, Asara JM, Nakayama K, Nakayama KI, Wei W.SCF(Fbw7) modulates the NFkB signaling pathway by targeting NFkB2 for ubiquitination and destruction.Cell Rep. 2012 May 31;1(5):434-43.
  • Inuzuka H, Gao D, Finley LW, Yang W, Wan L, Fukushima H, Chin YR, Zhai B, Shaik S, Lau AW, Wang Z, Gygi SP, Nakayama K, Teruya-Feldstein J, Toker A, Haigis MC, Pandolfi PP, Wei W.Acetylation-dependent regulation of Skp2 function.Cell. 2012 Jul 6;150(1):179-93.
  • Shaik S, Nucera C, Inuzuka H, Gao D, Garnaas M, Frechette G, Harris L, Wan L, Fukushima H, Husain A, Nose V, Fadda G, Sadow PM, Goessling W, North T, Lawler J, Wei W.SCF(β-TRCP) suppresses angiogenesis and thyroid cancer cell migration by promoting ubiquitination and destruction of VEGF receptor 2.J Exp Med. 2012 Jul 2;209(7):1289-307.
  • Min SH, Lau AW, Lee TH, Inuzuka H, Wei S, Huang P, Shaik S, Lee DY, Finn G, Balastik M, Chen CH, Luo M, Tron AE, Decaprio JA, Zhou XZ, Wei W, Lu KP.Negative regulation of the stability and tumor suppressor function of Fbw7 by the Pin1 prolyl isomerase.Mol Cell. 2012 Jun 29;46(6):771-83.
  • Wang Z, Wei W, Sarkar FH.miR-23a, a critical regulator of "migR"ation and metastasis in colorectal cancer.Cancer Discovery. 2012 Jun;2(6):489-91.
  • Wei W, Kaelin WG.Good COP1 or bad COP1? In vivo veritas.J Clin Invest. 2011 Mar 14.
  • Inuzuka H, Shaik S, Onoyama I, Gao D, Tseng A, Maser RS, Zhai B, Wan L, Gutierrez A, Lau AW, Xiao Y, Christie AL, Aster J, Settleman J, Gygi SP, Kung AL, Look T, Nakayama KI, DePinho RA, Wei W.SCF(FBW7) regulates cellular apoptosis by targeting MCL1 for ubiquitylation and destruction.Nature. 2011 Mar 3;471(7336):104-9.
  • Inuzuka H, Fukushima H, Shaik S, Wei W.Novel insights into the molecular mechanisms governing Mdm2 ubiquitination and destruction.Oncotarget. 2010 Nov;1(7):685-90.
  • Gao D, Wan L, Wei W.Phosphorylation of Rictor at Thr1135 impairs the Rictor/Cullin-1 complex to ubiquitinate SGK1.Protein Cell. 2010 Oct;1(10):881-5.
  • Gao D, Wan L, Inuzuka H, Berg AH, Tseng A, Zhai B, Shaik S, Bennett E, Tron AE, Gasser JA, Lau A, Gygi SP, Harper JW, DeCaprio JA, Toker A, Wei W.Rictor forms a complex with Cullin-1 to promote SGK1 ubiquitination and destruction.Mol Cell. 2010 Sep 10;39(5):797-808.
  • Inuzuka H, Tseng A, Gao D, Zhai B, Zhang Q, Shaik S, Wan L, Ang XL, Mock C, Yin H, Stommel JM, Gygi S, Lahav G, Asara J, Xiao ZX, Kaelin WG, Harper JW, Wei W.Phosphorylation by casein kinase I promotes the turnover of the Mdm2 oncoprotein via the SCF(beta-TRCP) ubiquitin ligase.Cancer Cell. 2010 Aug 9;18(2):147-59.
  • Singh A, Ye M, Bucur O, Zhu S, Santos MT, Rabinovitz I, Wei W, Gao D, Hahn WC, Khosravi-Far R.Protein Phosphatase 2A Reactivates FOXO3a through a Dynamic Interplay with 14-3-3 and AKT.Mol Biol Cell. 2010 Mar;21(6):1140-52.
  • Gao D,Inuzuka H,Korenjak M,Tseng A,Wu T,Wan L,Kirschner M,Dyson N,Wei W.Cdh1 Regulates Cell Cycle through Modulating the Claspin/Chk1 and the Rb/E2F1 Pathways.Mol Biol Cell. 2009 Jul;20(14):3305-16.
  • Gao D, Inuzuka H, Tseng A, Wei W.Akt finds its new path to regulate cell cycle through modulating Skp2 activity and its destruction by APC/Cdh1.Cell Div. 2009;4:11.
  • Gao D,Inuzuka H,Tseng A,Chin RY,Toker A,Wei W.Phosphorylation by Akt1 promotes cytoplasmic localization of Skp2 and impairs APCCdh1-mediated Skp2 destruction.Nat Cell Biol. 2009 Apr;11(4):397-408.
  • Hao DX, Gong FL, Wei W, Hu GH, Ma GH, Su ZG.Porogen effects in synthesis of uniform micrometer-sized poly(divinylbenzene) microspheres with high surface areas.J Colloid Interface Sci. 2008 Jul 1;323(1):52-9.
  • Wong TS, Liu XB, Wong BY, Ng RW, Yuen AP, Wei WI.Mature miR-184 as Potential Oncogenic microRNA of Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Tongue.Clin Cancer Res. 2008 May 1;14(9):2588-92.
  • Binn UK, Classon MK, Dick FA, Wei W, Rape M, Kaelin WG, Nr AM, Dyson NJ.Retinoblastoma protein and anaphase-promoting complex physically interact and functionally cooperate during cell-cycle exit.Nat Cell Biol. 2007 Feb;9(2):225-32.
  • Lee S, Nakamura E, Yang H, Wei W, Linggi MS, Sajan MP, Farese RV, Freeman RS, Carter BD, Kaelin WG, Schlisio S.Neuronal apoptosis linked to EglN3 prolyl hydroxylase and familial pheochromocytoma genes: developmental culling and cancer.Cancer Cell. 2005 Aug;8(2):155-67.
  • Wei W, Jin J, Schlisio S, Harper JW, Kaelin WG.The v-Jun point mutation allows c-Jun to escape GSK3-dependent recognition and destruction by the Fbw7 ubiquitin ligase.Cancer Cell. 2005 Jul;8(1):25-33.
  • Zhang GJ, Safran M, Wei W, Sorensen E, Lassota P, Zhelev N, Neuberg DS, Shapiro G, Kaelin WG.Bioluminescent imaging of Cdk2 inhibition in vivo.Nat Med. 2004 Jun;10(6):643-8.
  • Wei W, Ayad NG, Wan Y, Zhang GJ, Kirschner MW, Kaelin WG.Degradation of the SCF component Skp2 in cell-cycle phase G1 by the anaphase-promoting complex.Nature. 2004 Mar 11;428(6979):194-8.