Jin Q. Cheng, MD, PhD

Where You Are:
Jin Q. Cheng, MD, PhD

Senior Member

"We focus on signal transduction pathways and microRNA regulation in human oncogenesis"

Office  (813) 745-6915

Education And Training
  • PhD, Paris University 13, 1994 - Molecular cell biology
  • MD, Beijing Medical School, 1986 - Medicine


A major interest of our laboratory is to study the genetic alterations and their molecular mechanisms in human ovarian and breast cancer. Specifically, we are interested in elucidation of normal cellular function of the PI3K/Akt and Aurora-A pathways and to characterize their role in human ovarian carcinogenesis. In particular, we are focusing on the identification of molecules that are specifically regulated by Akt or Aurora-A as well as the molecules that are regulated by PI3K/PTEN but not Akt. We are also interested in the identification of small molecule inhibitors of Akt and Aurora-A for cancer intervention. In addition, we are also working on the role of microRNA and a newly identified NGB tumor suppressor gene in human cancer.

  • Zheng XQ, Guo JP, Yang H, Kanai M, He LL, Li YY, Koomen JM, Minton S, Gao M, Ren XB, Coppola D, Cheng JQ. Aurora-A is a determinant of tamoxifen sensitivity through phosphorylation of ER? in breast cancer. Oncogene. 2014 Oct;33(42):4985-4996. Pubmedid: 24166501. Pmcid: PMC4002670.
  • Kong W, He L, Richards EJ, Challa S, Xu CX, Permuth-Wey J, Lancaster JM, Coppola D, Sellers TA, Djeu JY, Cheng JQ. Upregulation of miRNA-155 promotes tumour angiogenesis by targeting VHL and is associated with poor prognosis and triple-negative breast cancer. Oncogene. 2014 Feb;33(6):679-689. Pubmedid: 23353819. Pmcid: PMC3925335.
  • Chen N, Chon HS, Xiong Y, Marchion DC, Judson PL, Hakam A, Gonzalez-Bosquet J, Permuth-Wey J, Wenham RM, Apte SM, Cheng JQ, Sellers TA, Lancaster JM. Human cancer cell line microRNAs associated with in vitro sensitivity to paclitaxel. Oncol Rep. 2014 Jan;31(1):376-383. Pubmedid: 24220856. Pmcid: PMC3981115.
  • Guo J, Kim D, Gao J, Kurtyka C, Chen H, Yu C, Wu D, Mittal A, Beg AA, Chellappan SP, Haura EB, Cheng JQ. IKBKE is induced by STAT3 and tobacco carcinogen and determines chemosensitivity in non-small cell lung cancer. Oncogene. 2013 Jan;32(2):151-159. Pubmedid: 22330135. Pmcid: PMC4109158.
  • Xu CX, Xu M, Tan L, Yang H, Permuth-Wey J, Kruk PA, Wenham RM, Nicosia SV, Lancaster JM, Sellers TA, Cheng JQ. MicroRNA miR-214 regulates ovarian cancer cell stemness by targeting p53/Nanog. J Biol Chem. 2012 Oct;287(42):34970-34978. Pubmedid: 22927443. Pmcid: PMC3471722.
  • Cui G, Park S, Badeaux AI, Kim D, Lee J, Thompson JR, Yan F, Kaneko S, Yuan Z, Botuyan MV, Bedford MT, Cheng JQ, Mer G. PHF20 is an effector protein of p53 double lysine methylation that stabilizes and activates p53. Nat Struct Mol Biol. 2012 Sep;19(9):916-924. Pubmedid: 22864287. Pmcid: PMC3454513.
  • Koren J, Miyata Y, Kiray J, O'Leary JC, Nguyen L, Guo J, Blair LJ, Li X, Jinwal UK, Cheng JQ, Gestwicki JE, Dickey CA. Rhodacyanine derivative selectively targets cancer cells and overcomes tamoxifen resistance. PLoS One. 2012 Sep;7(4):e35566. Pubmedid: 22563386. Pmcid: PMC3338522.
  • Lawrence HR, Martin MP, Luo Y, Pireddu R, Yang H, Gevariya H, Ozcan S, Zhu JY, Kendig R, Rodriguez M, Elias R, Cheng JQ, Sebti SM, Schonbrunn E, Lawrence NJ. Development of o-chlorophenyl substituted pyrimidines as exceptionally potent aurora kinase inhibitors. J Med Chem. 2012 Sep;55(17):7392-7416. Pubmedid: 22803810.
  • Jung HM, Phillips BL, Patel RS, Cohen DM, Jakymiw A, Kong WW, Cheng JQ, Chan EK. Keratinization-associated miR-7 and miR-21 regulate tumor suppressor reversion-inducing cysteine-rich protein with kazal motifs (RECK) in oral cancer. J Biol Chem. 2012 Aug;287(35):29261-29272. Pubmedid: 22761427. Pmcid: PMC3436145.
  • Park S, Kim D, Dan HC, Chen H, Testa JR, Cheng JQ. Identification of Akt interaction protein PHF20/TZP that transcriptionally regulates p53. J Biol Chem. 2012 Mar;287(14):11151-11163. Pubmedid: 22334668. Pmcid: PMC3322870.
  • Koren J, Miyata Y, Kiray J, O'Leary JC, Nguyen L, Guo J, Blair LJ, Li X, Jinwal UK, Cheng JQ, Gestwicki JE, Dickey CA. Correction: Rhodacyanine Derivative Selectively Targets Cancer Cells and Overcomes Tamoxifen Resistance. PLoS One. 2012;7(7). Pubmedid: 22815661.
  • Garrett CR, Coppola D, Wenham RM, Cubitt CL, Neuger AM, Frost TJ, Lush RM, Sullivan DM, Cheng JQ, Sebti SM. Phase I pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic study of triciribine phosphate monohydrate, a small-molecule inhibitor of AKT phosphorylation, in adult subjects with solid tumors containing activated AKT. Invest New Drugs. 2011 Dec;29(6):1381-1389. Pubmedid: 20644979.
  • Patel RS, Jakymiw A, Yao B, Pauley BA, Carcamo WC, Katz J, Cheng JQ, Chan EK. High resolution of microRNA signatures in human whole saliva. Arch Oral Biol. 2011 Dec;56(12):1506-1513. Pubmedid: 21704302. Pmcid: PMC3189266.
  • Xiang Y, Remily-Wood ER, Oliveira V, Yarde D, He L, Cheng JQ, Mathews L, Boucher K, Cubitt C, Perez L, Gauthier TJ, Eschrich SA, Shain KH, Dalton WS, Hazlehurst L, Koomen JM. Monitoring a nuclear factor-?B signature of drug resistance in multiple myeloma. Mol Cell Proteomics. 2011 Nov;10(11):M110.005520. Pubmedid: 21846842. Pmcid: PMC3226396.
  • Guo JP, Coppola D, Cheng JQ. IKBKE protein activates Akt independent of phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase/PDK1/mTORC2 and the pleckstrin homology domain to sustain malignant transformation. J Biol Chem. 2011 Oct;286(43):37389-37398. Pubmedid: 21908616. Pmcid: PMC3199486.
  • Permuth-Wey J, Chen Z, Tsai YY, Lin HY, Chen YA, Barnholtz-Sloan J, Birrer MJ, Chanock SJ, Cramer DW, Cunningham JM, Fenstermacher D, Fridley BL, Garcia-Closas M, Gayther SA, Gentry-Maharaj A, Gonzalez-Bosquet J, Iversen E, Jim H, McLaughlin J, Menon U, Narod SA, Phelan CM, Ramus SJ, Risch H, Song H, Sutphen R, Terry KL, Tyrer J, Vierkant RA, Wentzensen N, Lancaster JM, Cheng JQ, Berchuck A, Pharoah PD, Schildkraut JM, Goode EL, Sellers TA. MicroRNA processing and binding site polymorphisms are not replicated in the Ovarian Cancer Association Consortium. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2011 Aug;20(8):1793-1797. Pubmedid: 21636674. Pmcid: PMC3153581.
  • Permuth-Wey J, Kim D, Tsai YY, Lin HY, Chen YA, Barnholtz-Sloan J, Birrer MJ, Bloom G, Chanock SJ, Chen Z, Cramer DW, Cunningham JM, Dagne G, Ebbert-Syfrett J, Fenstermacher D, Fridley BL, Garcia-Closas M, Gayther SA, Ge W, Gentry-Maharaj A, Gonzalez-Bosquet J, Goode EL, Iversen E, Jim H, Kong W, McLaughlin J, Menon U, Monteiro AN, Narod SA, Pharoah PD, Phelan CM, Qu X, Ramus SJ, Risch H, Schildkraut JM, Song H, Stockwell H, Sutphen R, Terry KL, Tyrer J, Vierkant RA, Wentzensen N, Lancaster JM, Cheng JQ, Sellers TA. LIN28B polymorphisms influence susceptibility to epithelial ovarian cancer. Cancer Res. 2011 Jun;71(11):3896-3903. Pubmedid: 21482675. Pmcid: PMC3107389.
  • Balasis ME, Forinash KD, Chen YA, Fulp WJ, Coppola D, Hamilton AD, Cheng JQ, Sebti SM. Combination of farnesyltransferase and Akt inhibitors is synergistic in breast cancer cells and causes significant breast tumor regression in ErbB2 transgenic mice. Clin Cancer Res. 2011 May;17(9):2852-2862. Pubmedid: 21536547. Pmcid: PMC3156694.
  • Cross B, Chen L, Cheng Q, Li B, Yuan ZM, Chen J. Inhibition of p53 DNA binding function by the MDM2 protein acidic domain. J Biol Chem. 2011 May;286(18):16018-16029. Pubmedid: 21454483. Pmcid: PMC3091211.
  • Kim D, Shu S, Coppola MD, Kaneko S, Yuan ZQ, Cheng JQ. Regulation of proapoptotic mammalian ste20-like kinase MST2 by the IGF1-Akt pathway. PLoS One. 2011 Jan;5(3):e9616. Pubmedid: 20231902. Pmcid: PMC2834758.
  • Mahajan K, Coppola D, Challa S, Fang B, Chen YA, Zhu W, Lopez AS, Koomen J, Engelman RW, Rivera C, Muraoka-Cook RS, Cheng JQ, Schönbrunn E, Sebti SM, Earp HS, Mahajan NP. Ack1 mediated AKT/PKB tyrosine 176 phosphorylation regulates its activation. PLoS One. 2011 Jan;5(3):e9646. Pubmedid: 20333297. Pmcid: PMC2841635.
  • Berndt N, Yang H, Trinczek B, Betzi S, Zhang Z, Wu B, Lawrence NJ, Pellecchia M, Schönbrunn E, Cheng JQ, Sebti SM. The Akt activation inhibitor TCN-P inhibits Akt phosphorylation by binding to the PH domain of Akt and blocking its recruitment to the plasma membrane. Cell Death Differ. 2010 Nov;17(11):1795-1804. Pubmedid: 20489726. Pmcid: PMC2952662.
  • Shu SK, Liu Q, Coppola D, Cheng JQ. Phosphorylation and activation of androgen receptor by Aurora-A. J Biol Chem. 2010 Oct;285(43):33045-33053. Pubmedid: 20713353. Pmcid: PMC2963369.
  • Zhong B, Sallman DA, Gilvary DL, Pernazza D, Sahakian E, Fritz D, Cheng JQ, Trougakos I, Wei S, Djeu JY. Induction of clusterin by AKT--role in cytoprotection against docetaxel in prostate tumor cells. Mol Cancer Ther. 2010 Jun;9(6):1831-1841. Pubmedid: 20501799. Pmcid: PMC3874868.
  • Kong W, He L, Coppola M, Guo J, Esposito NN, Coppola D, Cheng JQ. MicroRNA-155 regulates cell survival, growth, and chemosensitivity by targeting FOXO3a in breast cancer. J Biol Chem. 2010 Jun;285(23):17869-17879. Pubmedid: 20371610. Pmcid: PMC2878550.
  • Zhao JJ, Lin J, Lwin T, Yang H, Guo J, Kong W, Dessureault S, Moscinski LC, Rezania D, Dalton WS, Sotomayor E, Tao J, Cheng JQ. microRNA expression profile and identification of miR-29 as a prognostic marker and pathogenetic factor by targeting CDK6 in mantle cell lymphoma. Blood. 2010 Apr;115(13):2630-2639. Pubmedid: 20086245. Pmcid: PMC2852365.
  • Kim D, Sun M, He L, Zhou QH, Chen J, Sun XM, Bepler G, Sebti SM, Cheng JQ. A small molecule inhibits Akt through direct binding to Akt and preventing Akt membrane translocation. J Biol Chem. 2010 Mar;285(11):8383-8394. Pubmedid: 20068047. Pmcid: PMC2832988.
  • Guo JP, Shu SK, Esposito NN, Coppola D, Koomen JM, Cheng JQ. IKKepsilon phosphorylation of estrogen receptor alpha Ser-167 and contribution to tamoxifen resistance in breast cancer. J Biol Chem. 2010 Feb;285(6):3676-3684. Pubmedid: 19940156. Pmcid: PMC2823508.
  • Yuan Z, Kim D, Shu S, Wu J, Guo J, Xiao L, Kaneko S, Coppola D, Cheng JQ. Phosphoinositide 3-kinase/Akt inhibits MST1-mediated pro-apoptotic signaling through phosphorylation of threonine 120. J Biol Chem. 2010 Feb;285(6):3815-3824. Pubmedid: 19940129. Pmcid: PMC2823523.
  • Koren J, Jinwal UK, Jin Y, O'Leary J, Jones JR, Johnson AG, Blair LJ, Abisambra JF, Chang L, Miyata Y, Cheng AM, Guo J, Cheng JQ, Gestwicki JE, Dickey CA. Facilitating Akt clearance via manipulation of Hsp70 activity and levels. J Biol Chem. 2010 Jan;285(4):2498-2505. Pubmedid: 19889640. Pmcid: PMC2807306.
  • Guo JP, Shu SK, He L, Lee YC, Kruk PA, Grenman S, Nicosia SV, Mor G, Schell MJ, Coppola D, Cheng JQ. Deregulation of IKBKE is associated with tumor progression, poor prognosis, and cisplatin resistance in ovarian cancer. Am J Pathol. 2009 Jul;175(1):324-333. Pubmedid: 19497997. Pmcid: PMC2708818.
  • Mohapatra S, Chu B, Zhao X, Djeu J, Cheng JQ, Pledger WJ. Apoptosis of metastatic prostate cancer cells by a combination of cyclin-dependent kinase and AKT inhibitors. Int J Biochem Cell Biol. 2009 Mar;41(3):595-602. Pubmedid: 18708158.
  • Kayser-Bricker KJ, Glenn MP, Lee SH, Sebti SM, Cheng JQ, Hamilton AD. Non-peptidic substrate-mimetic inhibitors of Akt as potential anti-cancer agents. Bioorg Med Chem. 2009 Feb;17(4):1764-1771. Pubmedid: 19179081. Pmcid: PMC4037933.
  • Park S, Guo J, Kim D, Cheng JQ. Identification of 24p3 as a direct target of Foxo3a regulated by interleukin-3 through the phosphoinositide 3-kinase/Akt pathway. J Biol Chem. 2009 Jan;284(4):2187-2193. Pubmedid: 19056725. Pmcid: PMC2629101.
  • Kong W, Zhao JJ, He L, Cheng JQ. Strategies for profiling microRNA expression. J Cell Physiol. 2009 Jan;218(1):22-25. Pubmedid: 18767038.
  • Zhang Y, Zhang M, Dong H, Yong S, Li X, Olashaw N, Kruk PA, Cheng JQ, Bai W, Chen J, Nicosia SV, Zhang X. Deacetylation of cortactin by SIRT1 promotes cell migration. Oncogene. 2009 Jan;28(3):445-460. Pubmedid: 18850005.
  • Kong W, Yang H, He L, Zhao JJ, Coppola D, Dalton WS, Cheng JQ. MicroRNA-155 Is regulated by transforming growth factor beta/Smad pathway and contributes to epithelial cell plasticity by targeting RhoA. Mol Cell Biol. 2008 Nov;28(22):6773-6784. Pubmedid: 18794355.
  • Zhao JJ, Lin J, Yang H, Kong W, He L, Ma X, Coppola D, Cheng JQ. MicroRNA-221/222 negatively regulates estrogen receptor alpha and is associated with tamoxifen resistance in breast cancer. J Biol Chem. 2008 Nov;283(45):31079-31086. Pubmedid: 18790736. Pmcid: PMC2576549.
  • He L, Yang H, Ma Y, Pledger WJ, Cress WD, Cheng JQ. Identification of Aurora-A as a direct target of E2F3 during G2/M cell cycle progression. J Biol Chem. 2008 Nov;283(45):31012-31020. Pubmedid: 18776222. Pmcid: PMC2576560.
  • Garden AS, Harris J, Trotti A, Jones CU, Carrascosa L, Cheng JD, Spencer SS, Forastiere A, Weber RS, Ang KK. Long-term results of concomitant boost radiation plus concurrent cisplatin for advanced head and neck carcinomas: a phase II trial of the radiation therapy oncology group (RTOG 99-14). Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2008 Aug;71(5):1351-1355. Pubmedid: 18640496. Pmcid: PMC2582390.
  • Cheng GZ, Zhang WZ, Sun M, Wang Q, Coppola D, Mansour M, Xu LM, Costanzo C, Cheng JQ, Wang LH. Twist is transcriptionally induced by activation of STAT3 and mediates STAT3 oncogenic function. J Biol Chem. 2008 May;283(21):14665-14673. Pubmedid: 18353781. Pmcid: PMC2386910.
  • Dickey CA, Koren J, Zhang YJ, Xu YF, Jinwal UK, Birnbaum MJ, Monks B, Sun M, Cheng JQ, Patterson C, Bailey RM, Dunmore J, Soresh S, Leon C, Morgan D, Petrucelli L. Akt and CHIP coregulate tau degradation through coordinated interactions. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008 Mar;105(9):3622-3627. Pubmedid: 18292230. Pmcid: PMC2265134.
  • Bermudez Y, Yang H, Cheng JQ, Kruk PA. Pyk2/ERK 1/2 mediate Sp1- and c-Myc-dependent induction of telomerase activity by epidermal growth factor. Growth Factors. 2008 Feb;26(1):1-11. Pubmedid: 18365874.
  • Cheng GZ, Park S, Shu S, He L, Kong W, Zhang W, Yuan Z, Wang LH, Cheng JQ. Advances of AKT pathway in human oncogenesis and as a target for anti-cancer drug discovery. Curr Cancer Drug Targets. 2008 Feb;8(1):2-6. Pubmedid: 18288938.
  • Cheng J. Akt pathway in oncogenesis and anti-cancer therapy. Curr Cancer Drug Targets. 2008 Feb;8(1):1-1. Pubmedid: 18288937.
  • Yang H, Kong W, He L, Zhao JJ, O'Donnell JD, Wang J, Wenham RM, Coppola D, Kruk PA, Nicosia SV, Cheng JQ. MicroRNA expression profiling in human ovarian cancer: miR-214 induces cell survival and cisplatin resistance by targeting PTEN. Cancer Res. 2008 Jan;68(2):425-433. Pubmedid: 18199536.
  • Ren Y, Chen Z, Chen L, Woods NT, Reuther GW, Cheng JQ, Wang HG, Wu J. Shp2E76K mutant confers cytokine-independent survival of TF-1 myeloid cells by up-regulating Bcl-XL. J Biol Chem. 2007 Dec;282(50):36463-36473. Pubmedid: 17942397. Pmcid: PMC3000740.
  • Park J, Zheng W, Kim D, Cheng J, Kumar N, Ahmad N, Pow-Sang J. Candidate tumor suppressor gene SLC5A8 is frequently down-regulated by promoter hypermethylation in prostate tumor. Cancer Detect Prev. 2007 Nov;31(5):359-365. Pubmedid: 18037591.
  • Takahashi Y, Coppola D, Matsushita N, Cualing HD, Sun M, Sato Y, Liang C, Jung JU, Cheng JQ, Mule JJ, Pledger WJ, Wang HG. Bif-1 interacts with Beclin 1 through UVRAG and regulates autophagy and tumorigenesis. Nat Cell Biol. 2007 Oct;9(10):1142-1151. Pubmedid: 17891140. Pmcid: PMC2254521.
  • Sagatys E, Garrett CR, Boulware D, Kelley S, Malafa M, Cheng JQ, Sebti S, Coppola D. Activation of the serine/threonine protein kinase Akt during the progression of Barrett neoplasia. Hum Pathol. 2007 Oct;38(10):1526-1531. Pubmedid: 17640711.
  • Saglam O, Garrett CR, Boulware D, Sayegh Z, Shibata D, Malafa M, Yeatman T, Cheng JQ, Sebti S, Coppola D. Activation of the serine/threonine protein kinase AKT during the progression of colorectal neoplasia. Clin Colorectal Cancer. 2007 Sep;6(9):652-656. Pubmedid: 17945038.
  • Bermudez Y, Yang H, Saunders BO, Cheng JQ, Nicosia SV, Kruk PA. VEGF- and LPA-induced telomerase in human ovarian cancer cells is Sp1-dependent. Gynecol Oncol. 2007 Sep;106(3):526-537. Pubmedid: 17559911.
  • Yang L, Sun M, Sun XM, Cheng GZ, Nicosia SV, Cheng JQ. Akt attenuation of the serine protease activity of HtrA2/Omi through phosphorylation of serine 212. J Biol Chem. 2007 Apr;282(15):10981-10987. Pubmedid: 17311912.
  • Kayser KJ, Glenn MP, Sebti SM, Cheng JQ, Hamilton AD. Modifications of the GSK3beta substrate sequence to produce substrate-mimetic inhibitors of Akt as potential anti-cancer therapeutics. Bioorg Med Chem Lett. 2007 Apr;17(7):2068-2073. Pubmedid: 17276059.
  • Ghosh N, Patel N, Jiang K, Watson JE, Cheng J, Chalfant CE, Cooper DR. Ceramide-activated protein phosphatase involvement in insulin resistance via Akt, serine/arginine-rich protein 40, and ribonucleic acid splicing in L6 skeletal muscle cells. Endocrinology. 2007 Mar;148(3):1359-1366. Pubmedid: 17158207. Pmcid: PMC2664306.
  • Lee H, Kim D, Dan HC, Wu EL, Gritsko TM, Cao C, Nicosia SV, Golemis EA, Liu W, Coppola D, Brem SS, Testa JR, Cheng JQ. Identification and characterization of putative tumor suppressor NGB, a GTP-binding protein that interacts with the neurofibromatosis 2 protein. Mol Cell Biol. 2007 Mar;27(6):2103-2119. Pubmedid: 17210637. Pmcid: PMC1820506.
  • Yang H, He L, Kruk P, Nicosia SV, Cheng JQ. Aurora-A induces cell survival and chemoresistance by activation of Akt through a p53-dependent manner in ovarian cancer cells. Int J Cancer. 2006 Nov;119(10):2304-2312. Pubmedid: 16894566.
  • Karst AM, Dai DL, Cheng JQ, Li G. Role of p53 up-regulated modulator of apoptosis and phosphorylated Akt in melanoma cell growth, apoptosis, and patient survival. Cancer Res. 2006 Sep;66(18):9221-9226. Pubmedid: 16982766.
  • Wang G, Barrett JW, Stanford M, Werden SJ, Johnston JB, Gao X, Sun M, Cheng JW, McFadden G. Infection of human cancer cells with myxoma virus requires Akt activation via interaction with a viral ankyrin-repeat host range factor. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2006 May;103(12):4640-4645. Pubmedid: 16537421. Pmcid: PMC1450224.
  • Pu P, Kang C, Li J, Jiang H, Cheng J. The Effects of Antisense AKT2 RNA on the Inhibition of Malignant Glioma Cell Growth in vitro and in vivo. J Neurooncol. 2006 Jan;76(1):1-11. Pubmedid: 16402276.
  • Gritsko T, Williams A, Turkson J, Kaneko S, Bowman T, Huang M, Nam S, Eweis I, Diaz N, Sullivan D, Yoder S, Enkemann S, Eschrich S, Lee JH, Beam CA, Cheng J, Minton S, Muro-Cacho CA, Jove R. Persistent activation of stat3 signaling induces survivin gene expression and confers resistance to apoptosis in human breast cancer cells. Clin Cancer Res. 2006 Jan;12(1):11-19. Pubmedid: 16397018.
  • Kim D, Cheng GZ, Lindsley CW, Yang H, Cheng JQ. Targeting the phosphatidylinositol-3 kinase/Akt pathway for the treatment of cancer. Curr Opin Investig Drugs. 2005 Dec;6(12):1250-1258. Pubmedid: 16370391.
  • Cheng JQ, Lindsley CW, Cheng GZ, Yang H, Nicosia SV. The Akt/PKB pathway: molecular target for cancer drug discovery. Oncogene. 2005 Nov;24(50):7482-7492. Pubmedid: 16288295.
  • Niesen MI, Osborne AR, Yang H, Rastogi S, Chellappan S, Cheng JQ, Boss JM, Blanck G. Activation of a methylated promoter mediated by a sequence-specific DNA-binding protein, RFX. J Biol Chem. 2005 Nov;280(47):38914-38922. Pubmedid: 16166088.
  • Park S, Kim D, Kaneko S, Szewczyk KM, Nicosia SV, Yu H, Jove R, Cheng JQ. Molecular cloning and characterization of the human AKT1 promoter uncovers its up-regulation by the Src/Stat3 pathway. J Biol Chem. 2005 Nov;280(47):38932-38941. Pubmedid: 16174774.
  • Nam S, Kim D, Cheng JQ, Zhang S, Lee JH, Buettner R, Mirosevich J, Lee FY, Jove R. Action of the Src family kinase inhibitor, dasatinib (BMS-354825), on human prostate cancer cells. Cancer Res. 2005 Oct;65(20):9185-9189. Pubmedid: 16230377.
  • Xu Q, Briggs J, Park S, Niu G, Kortylewski M, Zhang S, Gritsko T, Turkson J, Kay H, Semenza GL, Cheng JQ, Jove R, Yu H. Targeting Stat3 blocks both HIF-1 and VEGF expression induced by multiple oncogenic growth signaling pathways. Oncogene. 2005 Aug;24(36):5552-5560. Pubmedid: 16007214.
  • Nam S, Buettner R, Turkson J, Kim D, Cheng JQ, Muehlbeyer S, Hippe F, Vatter S, Merz KH, Eisenbrand G, Jove R. Indirubin derivatives inhibit Stat3 signaling and induce apoptosis in human cancer cells. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2005 Jul;102(17):5998-6003. Pubmedid: 15837920. Pmcid: PMC1087919.
  • Yang H, Zheng S, Meijer L, Li SM, Leclerc S, Yu LL, Cheng JQ, Zhang S. Screening the active constituents of Chinese medicinal herbs as potent inhibitors of Cdc25 tyrosine phosphatase, an activator of the mitosis-inducing p34cdc2 kinase. J Zhejiang Univ Sci B. 2005 Jul;6(7):656-663. Pubmedid: 15973768. Pmcid: PMC1389800.
  • Yuan ZQ, Kim D, Kaneko S, Sussman M, Bokoch GM, Kruh GD, Nicosia SV, Testa JR, Cheng JQ. ArgBP2gamma interacts with Akt and p21-activated kinase-1 and promotes cell survival. J Biol Chem. 2005 Jun;280(22):21483-21490. Pubmedid: 15784622.
  • Ang K, Harris J, Garden A, Trotti A, Jones C, Carrascosa L, Cheng J, Spencer S, Forastiere A, Weber R. Concomitant boost radiation plus concurrent cisplatin for advanced head and neck carcinomas: radiation therapy oncology group phase II trial 99-14. J Clin Oncol. 2005 May;23(13):3008-3015. Pubmedid: 15860857.
  • Patel NA, Kaneko S, Apostolatos HS, Bae SS, Watson JE, Davidowitz K, Chappell DS, Birnbaum MJ, Cheng JQ, Cooper DR. Molecular and genetic studies imply Akt-mediated signaling promotes protein kinase CbetaII alternative splicing via phosphorylation of serine/arginine-rich splicing factor SRp40. J Biol Chem. 2005 Apr;280(14):14302-14309. Pubmedid: 15684423.
  • Kim D, Dan HC, Park S, Yang L, Liu Q, Kaneko S, Ning J, He L, Yang H, Sun M, Nicosia SV, Cheng JQ. AKT/PKB signaling mechanisms in cancer and chemoresistance. Front Biosci. 2005 Jan;10:975-987. Pubmedid: 15569636.
  • Liu Q, Kaneko S, Yang L, Feldman RI, Nicosia SV, Chen J, Cheng JQ. Aurora-A abrogation of p53 DNA binding and transactivation activity by phosphorylation of serine 215. J Biol Chem. 2004 Dec;279(50):52175-52182. Pubmedid: 15469940.
  • Stahl JM, Sharma A, Cheung M, Zimmerman M, Cheng JQ, Bosenberg MW, KesterM, Sandirasegarane L, Robertson GP. Deregulated Akt3 activity promotes development of malignant melanoma. Cancer Res. 2004 Oct;64(19):7002-7010. Pubmedid: 15466193.
  • Johnson NC, Dan HC, Cheng JQ, Kruk PA. BRCA1 185delAG mutation inhibits Akt-dependent, IAP-mediated caspase 3 inactivation in human ovarian surface epithelial cells. Exp Cell Res. 2004 Aug;298(1):9-16. Pubmedid: 15242757.
  • Yang L, Dan HC, Sun M, Liu Q, Sun XM, Feldman RI, Hamilton AD, Polokoff M, Nicosia SV, Herlyn M, Sebti SM, Cheng JQ. Akt/protein kinase B signaling inhibitor-2, a selective small molecule inhibitor of Akt signaling with antitumor activity in cancer cells overexpressing Akt. Cancer Res. 2004 Jul;64(13):4394-4399. Pubmedid: 15231645.
  • Jiang K, Sun J, Cheng J, Djeu JY, Wei S, Sebti S. Akt mediates Ras downregulation of RhoB, a suppressor of transformation, invasion, and metastasis. Mol Cell Biol. 2004 Jun;24(12):5565-5576. Pubmedid: 15169915. Pmcid: PMC419878.
  • Dan HC, Sun M, Kaneko S, Feldman RI, Nicosia SV, Wang HG, Tsang BK, Cheng JQ. Akt phosphorylation and stabilization of X-linked inhibitor of apoptosis protein (XIAP). J Biol Chem. 2004 Feb;279(7):5405-5412. Pubmedid: 14645242.
  • Dan HC, Jiang K, Coppola D, Hamilton A, Nicosia SV, Sebti SM, Cheng JQ. Phosphatidylinositol-3-OH kinase/AKT and survivin pathways as critical targets for geranylgeranyltransferase I inhibitor-induced apoptosis. Oncogene. 2004 Jan;23(3):706-715. Pubmedid: 14737105.
  • Yang H, Ou CC, Feldman RI, Nicosia SV, Kruk PA, Cheng JQ. Aurora-A kinase regulates telomerase activity through c-Myc in human ovarian and breast epithelial cells. Cancer Res. 2004 Jan;64(2):463-467. Pubmedid: 14744757.
  • Nicosia S, Wilbanks G, Saunders B, Mayer J, Cardosi R, Kruk P, Cheng J, Bai W, Coppola D, Fiorica J. Cytology of human ovarian surface epithelial brushings. Cancer Cytopathol. 2004;102(1):1-10. Pubmedid: 14968412.
  • Fraser M, Leung BM, Yan X, Dan HC, Cheng JQ, Tsang BK. p53 is a determinant of X-linked inhibitor of apoptosis protein/Akt-mediated chemoresistance in human ovarian cancer cells. Cancer Res. 2003 Nov;63(21):7081-7088. Pubmedid: 14612499.
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