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Junying Yuan, PhD


  • Choi S, Keys H, Staples RJ, Yuan J, Degterev A, Cuny GD.Optimization of tricyclic Nec-3 necroptosis inhibitors for in vitro liver microsomal stability.Bioorg Med Chem Lett. 2012 Sep 1;22(17):5685-8.
  • Gu Y, Qi C, Sun X, Ma X, Zhang H, Hu L, Yuan J, Yu Q.Arctigenin preferentially induces tumor cell death under glucose deprivation by inhibiting cellular energy metabolism.Biochem Pharmacol. 2012 Aug 15;84(4):468-76.
  • Gore A, Li Z, Fung HL, Young JE, Agarwal S, Antosiewicz-Bourget J, Canto I, Giorgetti A, Israel MA, Kiskinis E, Lee JH, Loh YH, Manos PD, Montserrat N, Panopoulos AD, Ruiz S, Wilbert ML, Yu J, Kirkness EF, Izpisua Belmonte JC, Rossi DJ, Thomson JA, Eggan K, Daley GQ, Goldstein LS, Zhang K.Somatic coding mutations in human induced pluripotent stem cells.Nature. 2011 Mar 3;471(7336):63-7.
  • Kepp O, Galluzzi L, Lipinski M, Yuan J, Kroemer G.Cell death assays for drug discovery.Nat Rev Drug Discov. 2011 Mar;10(3):221-37.
  • Miao B, Skidan I, Yang J, Lugovskoy A, Reibarkh M, Long K, Brazell T, Durugkar KA, Maki J, Ramana CV, Schaffhausen B, Wagner G, Torchilin V, Yuan J, Degterev A.Small molecule inhibition of phosphatidylinositol-3,4,5-triphosphate (PIP3) binding to pleckstrin homology domains.Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 Nov 16;107(46):20126-31.
  • Lipinski MM, Hoffman G, Ng A, Zhou W, Py BF, Hsu E, Liu X, Eisenberg J, Liu J, Blenis J, Xavier RJ, Yuan J.A genome-wide siRNA screen reveals multiple mTORC1 independent signaling pathways regulating autophagy under normal nutritional conditions.Dev Cell. 2010 Jun 15;18(6):1041-52.
  • Huang Y, Zhou X, Miao B, Lipinski M, Zhang Y, Li F, Degterev A, Yuan J, Hu G, Wong ST.A Computational Framework for Studying Neuron Morphology from in vitro High Content Neuron-based Screening.J Neurosci Methods. 2010 Jul 15;190(2):299-309.
  • Furuya T, Kim M, Lipinski M, Li J, Kim D, Lu T, Shen Y, Rameh L, Yankner B, Tsai LH, Yuan J.Negative regulation of Vps34 by Cdk mediated phosphorylation.Mol Cell. 2010 May 28;38(4):500-11.
  • Christofferson DE, Yuan J.Necroptosis as an alternative form of programmed cell death.Curr Opin Cell Biol. 2010 Apr;22(2):263-8. Review.
  • Rosenbaum DM, Degterev A, David J, Rosenbaum PS, Roth S, Grotta JC, Cuny GD, Yuan J, Savitz SI.Necroptosis, a novel form of caspase-independent cell death, contributes to neuronal damage in a retinal ischemia-reperfusion injury model.J Neurosci Res. 2010 May 15;88(7):1569-76.
  • Xia HG, Zhang L, Chen G, Zhang T, Liu J, Jin M, Ma X, Ma D, Yuan J.Control of basal autophagy by calpain1 mediated cleavage of ATG5.Autophagy. 2010 Jan;6(1):61-6.
  • Shen S,Zhang P,Lovchik MA,Li Y,Tang L,Chen Z,Zeng R,Ma D,Yuan J,Yu Q.Cyclodepsipeptide toxin promotes the degradation of Hsp90 client proteins through chaperone-mediated autophagy.J Cell Biol. 2009 May 18;185(4):629-39.
  • Py BF,Boyce M,Yuan J.A critical role of eEF-2K in mediating autophagy in response to multiple cellular stresses.Autophagy. 2009 Apr;5(3):393-6.
  • Panaretakis T,Kepp O,Brockmeier U,Tesniere A,Bjorklund AC,Chapman DC,Durchschlag M,Joza N,Pierron G,van Endert P,Yuan J,Zitvogel L,Madeo F,Williams DB,Kroemer G.Mechanisms of pre-apoptotic calreticulin exposure in immunogenic cell death.EMBO J. 2009 Mar 4;28(5):578-90.
  • Yi CH,Yuan J.The Jekyll and Hyde functions of caspases.Dev Cell. 2009 Jan;16(1):21-34. Review.
  • Yuan J.Neuroprotective strategies targeting apoptotic and necrotic cell death for stroke.Apoptosis. 2009 Apr;14(4):469-77. Review.
  • Hitomi J,Christofferson DE,Ng A,Yao J,Degterev A,Xavier RJ,Yuan J.Identification of a molecular signaling network that regulates a cellular necrotic cell death pathway.Cell. 2008 Dec 26;135(7):1311-23.
  • Ch'en IL,Beisner DR,Degterev A,Lynch C,Yuan J,Hoffmann A,Hedrick SM.Antigen-mediated T cell expansion regulated by parallel pathways of death.Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008 Nov 11;105(45):17463-8.
  • Pan H,Yu J,Zhang L,Carpenter A,Zhu H,Li L,Ma D,Yuan J.A novel small molecule regulator of guanine nucleotide exchange activity of the ADP-ribosylation factor and golgi membrane trafficking.J Biol Chem. 2008 Nov 7;283(45):31087-96.
  • Zheng W,Degterev A,Hsu E,Yuan J,Yuan C.Structure-activity relationship study of a novel necroptosis inhibitor, necrostatin-7.Bioorg Med Chem Lett. 2008 Sep 15;18(18):4932-5.
  • Bryant KF,Macari ER,Malik N,Boyce M,Yuan J,Coen DM.ICP34.5-dependent and -independent activities of salubrinal in herpes simplex virus-1 infected cells.Virology. 2008 Sep 30;379(2):197-204.
  • Sanchez-Olea R,Ortiz S,Barreto O,Yang Q,Xu CJ,Zhu H,Yuan J.Parcs is a dual regulator of cell proliferation and apaf-1 function.J Biol Chem. 2008 Sep 5;283(36):24400-5.
  • Teng X, Keys H, Yuan J, Degterev A, Cuny GD.Structure-activity relationship and liver microsome stability studies of pyrrole necroptosis inhibitors.Bioorg Med Chem Lett. 2008 Jun 1;18(11):3219-23.
  • You Z,Savitz SI,Yang J,Degterev A,Yuan J,Cuny GD,Moskowitz MA,Whalen MJ.Necrostatin-1 reduces histopathology and improves functional outcome after controlled cortical impact in mice.J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2008 Sep;28(9):1564-73.
  • Zhu J, Blenis J, Yuan J.Activation of PI3K/Akt and MAPK pathways regulates Myc-mediated transcription by phosphorylating and promoting the degradation of Mad1.Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008 May 6;105(18):6584-9.
  • Degterev A, Yuan J.Expansion and evolution of cell death programmes.Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol. 2008 May;9(5):378-90. Review.
  • Degterev A, Hitomi J, Germscheid M, Ch'en IL, Korkina O, Teng X, Abbott D, Cuny GD, Yuan C, Wagner G, Hedrick SM, Gerber SA, Lugovskoy A, Yuan J.Identification of RIP1 kinase as a specific cellular target of necrostatins.Nat Chem Biol. 2008 May;4(5):313-21.
  • Oh YK, Shin KS, Yuan J, Kang SJ.Superoxide dismutase 1 mutants related to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis induce endoplasmic stress in neuro2a cells.J Neurochem. 2008 Feb;104(4):993-1005.
  • Twig G, Elorza A, Molina AJ, Mohamed H, Wikstrom JD, Walzer G, Stiles L, Haigh SE, Katz S, Las G, Alroy J, Wu M, Py BF, Yuan J, Deeney JT, Corkey BE, Shirihai OS.Fission and selective fusion govern mitochondrial segregation and elimination by autophagy.EMBO J. 2008 Jan 23;27(2):433-46.
  • Xu L, Zhu J, Hu X, Zhu H, Kim HT, LaBaer J, Goldberg A, Yuan J.c-IAP1 cooperates with Myc by acting as a ubiquitin ligase for Mad1.Mol Cell. 2007 Dec 14;28(5):914-22.
  • Sanchez-Olea R, Yuan J.To kill or to arrest: that is the new question for Apaf-1.Mol Cell. 2007 Nov 30;28(4):520-1.
  • Zhang L, Yu J, Pan H, Hu P, Hao Y, Cai W, Zhu H, Yu AD, Xie X, Ma D, Yuan J.Small molecule regulators of autophagy identified by an image-based high-throughput screen.Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2007 Nov 27;104(48):19023-8.
  • Yi CH, Sogah DK, Boyce M, Degterev A, Christofferson DE, Yuan J.A genome-wide RNAi screen reveals multiple regulators of caspase activation.J Cell Biol. 2007 Nov 19;179(4):619-26.
  • Teng X, Keys H, Jeevanandam A, Porco JA Jr, Degterev A, Yuan J, Cuny GD.Structure-activity relationship study of [1,2,3]thiadiazole necroptosis inhibitors.Bioorg Med Chem Lett. 2007 Dec 15;17(24):6836-40.
  • Platoshyn O, Yu Y, Ko EA, Remillard CV, Yuan JX.Heterogeneity of hypoxia-mediated decrease in IK(V) and increase in [Ca2+]cyt in pulmonary artery smooth muscle cells.Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2007 Aug;293(2):L402-16.
  • Worley PF, Zeng W, Huang GN, Yuan JP, Kim JY, Lee MG, Muallem S.TRPC channels as STIM1-regulated store-operated channels.Cell Calcium. 2007 Aug;42(2):205-11. Review.
  • Wu H, Wang X, Liu S, Wu Y, Zhao T, Chen X, Zhu L, Wu Y, Ding X, Peng X, Yuan J, Wang X, Fan W, Fan M.Sema4C participates in myogenic differentiation in vivo and in vitro through the p38 MAPK pathway.Eur J Cell Biol. 2007 Jun;86(6):331-44.
  • Yuan JP, Zeng W, Huang GN, Worley PF, Muallem S.STIM1 heteromultimerizes TRPC channels to determine their function as store-operated channels.Nat Cell Biol. 2007 Jun;9(6):636-45.
  • Tillman JE, Yuan J, Gu G, Fazli L, Ghosh R, Flynt AS, Gleave M, Rennie PS, Kasper S.DJ-1 Binds Androgen Receptor Directly and Mediates Its Activity in Hormonally Treated Prostate Cancer Cells.Cancer Res. 2007 May 15;67(10):4630-7.
  • Gu G, Yuan J, Wills M, Kasper S.Prostate Cancer Cells with Stem Cell Characteristics Reconstitute the Original Human Tumor In vivo.Cancer Res. 2007 May 15;67(10):4807-15.
  • Guo SY, Shen X, Yang J, Yuan J, Yang RL, Mao K, Zhao DH, Li CJ.TIMP-1 mediates the inhibitory effect of interleukin-6 on the proliferation of a hepatocarcinoma cell line in a STAT3-dependent manner.Braz J Med Biol Res. 2007 May;40(5):621-31.
  • Yuan J, Sun N, Wang LJ, Tian W, Zhou XM, Chen DB, Gu HB.[Radiosensitivity of nasopharyngeal carcinoma in relation to cell cycle synchronization effect of tumor necrosis factor alpha].Nan Fang Yi Ke Da Xue Xue Bao. 2007 Mar;27(3):374-6.
  • Wang ZH, Gao L, Li YY, Zhang Z, Yuan JM, Wang HW, Zhang L, Zhu L.Induction of apoptosis by buckwheat trypsin inhibitor in chronic myeloid leukemia K562 cells.Biol Pharm Bull. 2007 Apr;30(4):783-6.
  • Moerke NJ, Aktas H, Chen H, Cantel S, Reibarkh MY, Fahmy A, Gross JD, Degterev A, Yuan J, Chorev M, Halperin JA, Wagner G.Small-molecule inhibition of the interaction between the translation initiation factors eIF4E and eIF4G.Cell. 2007 Jan 26;128(2):257-67.
  • Stegh AH, Kim H, Bachoo RM, Forloney KL, Zhang J, Schulze H, Park K, Hannon GJ, Yuan J, Louis DN, DePinho RA, Chin L.Bcl2L12 inhibits post-mitochondrial apoptosis signaling in glioblastoma.Genes Dev. 2007 Jan 1;21(1):98-111.
  • Spänkuch B, Heim S, Kurunci-Csacsko E, Lindenau C, Yuan J, Kaufmann M, Strebhardt K.Down-regulation of Polo-like kinase 1 elevates drug sensitivity of breast cancer cells in vitro and in vivo.Cancer Res. 2006 Jun 1;66(11):5836-46.
  • Yoo LI, Liu DW, Le Vu S, Bronson RT, Wu H, Yuan J.Pten deficiency activates distinct downstream signaling pathways in a tissue-specific manner.Cancer Res. 2006 Feb 15;66(4):1929-39.
  • Sun CL, Yuan JM, Koh WP, Yu MC.Green tea, black tea and breast cancer risk: a meta-analysis of epidemiological studies.Carcinogenesis. 2006 Jul;27(7):1310-5.
  • Gozani O, Field SJ, Ferguson CG, Ewalt M, Mahlke C, Cantley LC, Prestwich GD, Yuan J.Modification of protein sub-nuclear localization by synthetic phosphoinositides: evidence for nuclear phosphoinositide signaling mechanisms.Adv Enzyme Regul. 2005;45:171-85.
  • Gozani O, Karuman P, Jones DR, Ivanov D, Cha J, Lugovskoy AA, Baird CL, Zhu H, Field SJ, Lessnick SL, Villasenor J, Mehrotra B, Chen J, Rao VR, Brugge JS, Ferguson CG, Payrastre B, Myszka DG, Cantley LC, Wagner G, Divecha N, Prestwich GD, Yuan J.The PHD finger of the chromatin-associated protein ING2 functions as a nuclear phosphoinositide receptor.Cell. 2003 Jul 11;114(1):99-111.
  • Takai Y, Canning J, Perez GI, Pru JK, Schlezinger JJ, Sherr DH, Kolesnick RN, Yuan J, Flavell RA, Korsmeyer SJ, Tilly JL.Bax, caspase-2, and caspase-3 are required for ovarian follicle loss caused by 4-vinylcyclohexene diepoxide exposure of female mice in vivo.Endocrinology. 2003 Jan;144(1):69-74.
  • Lugovskoy AA, Degterev AI, Fahmy AF, Zhou P, Gross JD, Yuan J, Wagner G.A novel approach for characterizing protein ligand complexes: molecular basis for specificity of small-molecule Bcl-2 inhibitors.J Am Chem Soc. 2002 Feb 20;124(7):1234-40.
  • Karuman P, Gozani O, Odze RD, Zhou XC, Zhu H, Shaw R, Brien TP, Bozzuto CD, Ooi D, Cantley LC, Yuan J.The Peutz-Jegher gene product LKB1 is a mediator of p53-dependent cell death.Mol Cell. 2001 Jun;7(6):1307-19.
  • Yuan Z, Rang C, Maroun RC, Juárez-Pérez V, Frutos R, Pasteur N, Vendrely C, Charles JF, Nielsen-Leroux C.Identification and molecular structural prediction analysis of a toxicity determinant in the Bacillus sphaericus crystal larvicidal toxin.Eur J Biochem. 2001 May;268(9):2751-60.
  • Degterev A, Lugovskoy A, Cardone M, Mulley B, Wagner G, Mitchison T, Yuan J.Identification of small-molecule inhibitors of interaction between the BH3 domain and Bcl-xL.Nat Cell Biol. 2001 Feb;3(2):173-82.
  • Ruffolo SC, Breckenridge DG, Nguyen M, Goping IS, Gross A, Korsmeyer SJ, Li H, Yuan J, Shore GC.BID-dependent and BID-independent pathways for BAX insertion into mitochondria.Cell Death Differ. 2000 Nov;7(11):1101-8.
  • Ding HF, Lin YL, McGill G, Juo P, Zhu H, Blenis J, Yuan J, Fisher DE.Essential role for caspase-8 in transcription-independent apoptosis triggered by p53.J Biol Chem. 2000 Dec 8;275(49):38905-11.
  • Nakagawa T, Yuan J.Cross-talk between two cysteine protease families. Activation of caspase-12 by calpain in apoptosis.J Cell Biol. 2000 Aug 21;150(4):887-94.
  • Zhou P, Chou J, Olea RS, Yuan J, Wagner G.Solution structure of Apaf-1 CARD and its interaction with caspase-9 CARD: a structural basis for specific adaptor/caspase interaction.Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1999 Sep 28;96(20):11265-70.
  • Ona VO, Li M, Vonsattel JP, Andrews LJ, Khan SQ, Chung WM, Frey AS, Menon AS, Li XJ, Stieg PE, Yuan J, Penney JB, Young AB, Cha JH, Friedlander RM.Inhibition of caspase-1 slows disease progression in a mouse model of Huntington's disease.Nature. 1999 May 20;399(6733):263-7.
  • Sánchez I, Xu CJ, Juo P, Kakizaka A, Blenis J, Yuan J.Caspase-8 is required for cell death induced by expanded polyglutamine repeats.Neuron. 1999 Mar;22(3):623-33.
  • Chou JJ, Li H, Salvesen GS, Yuan J, Wagner G.Solution structure of BID, an intracellular amplifier of apoptotic signaling.Cell. 1999 Mar 5;96(5):615-24.
  • Fink K, Zhu J, Namura S, Shimizu-Sasamata M, Endres M, Ma J, Dalkara T, Yuan J, Moskowitz MA.Prolonged therapeutic window for ischemic brain damage caused by delayed caspase activation.J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 1998 Oct;18(10):1071-6.
  • Juo P, Kuo CJ, Yuan J, Blenis J.Essential requirement for caspase-8/FLICE in the initiation of the Fas-induced apoptotic cascade.Curr Biol. 1998 Sep 10;8(18):1001-8.
  • Li H, Zhu H, Xu CJ, Yuan J.Cleavage of BID by caspase 8 mediates the mitochondrial damage in the Fas pathway of apoptosis.Cell. 1998 Aug 21;94(4):491-501.
  • Zhou BB, Li H, Yuan J, Kirschner MW.Caspase-dependent activation of cyclin-dependent kinases during Fas-induced apoptosis in Jurkat cells.Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1998 Jun 9;95(12):6785-90.
  • Namura S, Zhu J, Fink K, Endres M, Srinivasan A, Tomaselli KJ, Yuan J, Moskowitz MA.Activation and cleavage of caspase-3 in apoptosis induced by experimental cerebral ischemia.J Neurosci. 1998 May 15;18(10):3659-68.
  • Bergeron L, Perez GI, Macdonald G, Shi L, Sun Y, Jurisicova A, Varmuza S, Latham KE, Flaws JA, Salter JC, Hara H, Moskowitz MA, Li E, Greenberg A, Tilly JL, Yuan J.Defects in regulation of apoptosis in caspase-2-deficient mice.Genes Dev. 1998 May 1;12(9):1304-14.
  • Wang S, Miura M, Jung YK, Zhu H, Li E, Yuan J.Murine caspase-11, an ICE-interacting protease, is essential for the activation of ICE.Cell. 1998 Feb 20;92(4):501-9.
  • Li H, Bergeron L, Cryns V, Pasternack MS, Zhu H, Shi L, Greenberg A, Yuan J.Activation of caspase-2 in apoptosis.J Biol Chem. 1997 Aug 22;272(34):21010-7.
  • Friedlander RM, Brown RH, Gagliardini V, Wang J, Yuan J.Inhibition of ICE slows ALS in mice.Nature. 1997 Jul 3;388(6637):31.
  • Hara H, Fink K, Endres M, Friedlander RM, Gagliardini V, Yuan J, Moskowitz MA.Attenuation of transient focal cerebral ischemic injury in transgenic mice expressing a mutant ICE inhibitory protein.J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 1997 Apr;17(4):370-5.
  • Lustig KD, Stukenberg PT, McGarry TJ, King RW, Cryns VL, Mead PE, Zon LI, Yuan J, Kirschner MW.Small pool expression screening: identification of genes involved in cell cycle control, apoptosis, and early development.Methods Enzymol. 1997;283:83-99.
  • Alnemri ES, Livingston DJ, Nicholson DW, Salvesen G, Thornberry NA, Wong WW, Yuan J.Human ICE/CED-3 protease nomenclature.Cell. 1996 Oct 18;87(2):171.
  • Wang S, Miura M, Jung Y, Zhu H, Gagliardini V, Shi L, Greenberg AH, Yuan J.Identification and characterization of Ich-3, a member of the interleukin-1beta converting enzyme (ICE)/Ced-3 family and an upstream regulator of ICE.J Biol Chem. 1996 Aug 23;271(34):20580-7.
  • Friedlander RM, Gagliardini V, Rotello RJ, Yuan J.Functional role of interleukin 1 beta (IL-1 beta) in IL-1 beta-converting enzyme-mediated apoptosis.J Exp Med. 1996 Aug 1;184(2):717-24.
  • Jung Y, Miura M, Yuan J.Suppression of interleukin-1 beta-converting enzyme-mediated cell death by insulin-like growth factor.J Biol Chem. 1996 Mar 1;271(9):5112-7.
  • Miura M, Friedlander RM, Yuan J.Tumor necrosis factor-induced apoptosis is mediated by a CrmA-sensitive cell death pathway.Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1995 Aug 29;92(18):8318-22.
  • Wang L, Miura M, Bergeron L, Zhu H, Yuan J.Ich-1, an Ice/ced-3-related gene, encodes both positive and negative regulators of programmed cell death.Cell. 1994 Sep 9;78(5):739-50.
  • Fernandez PA, Rotello RJ, Rangini Z, Doupe A, Drexler HC, Yuan J.Expression of a specific marker of avian programmed cell death in both apoptosis and necrosis.Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1994 Aug 30;91(18):8641-5.
  • Rotello RJ, Fernandez PA, Yuan J.Anti-apogens and anti-engulfens: monoclonal antibodies reveal specific antigens on apoptotic and engulfment cells during chicken embryonic development.Development. 1994 Jun;120(6):1421-31.
  • Gagliardini V, Fernandez PA, Lee RK, Drexler HC, Rotello RJ, Fishman MC, Yuan J.Prevention of vertebrate neuronal death by the crmA gene.Science. 1994 Feb 11;263(5148):826-8.
  • Miura M, Zhu H, Rotello R, Hartwieg EA, Yuan J.Induction of apoptosis in fibroblasts by IL-1 beta-converting enzyme, a mammalian homolog of the C. elegans cell death gene ced-3.Cell. 1993 Nov 19;75(4):653-60.