Chuanshu Huang

Chuanshu Huang

Professor, Department of Environmental Medicine

Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology

Professor, Department of Urology

Keywords
signal transduction involved in cellular function, tumor promotion and nutrient chemo-prevention, reactive oxygen species (ROS) involved in cellular signaling and cancer development, molecular mechanism of anti-cancer nutrients, environment and carcinogenesis, cancer
Summary

Exposure of cells to environmental carcinogens results in activation of transcription factors and regulation of their target genes through signal transduction pathways, which have been characterized as tumor promotion and progression stages of carcinogenesis.  Elucidation of signal transduction pathways will, therefore, not only define the central scientific hunt in cancer biology and open an unprecedented window into the nature of cancer, but also will be necessary for cancer prevention and therapy as well.  As a result, my research addresses fundamental questions concerning the responses of mammalian cells to environmental carcinogens at the levels of protein kinases, transcription factors and their target genes, as well as protein modification both in vitro and in vivo. My major research findings include: 1), identifying novel signaling pathways triggering cellular apoptosis in cell responses to environmental stress, such as, we identify a novel signaling pathway of p85/NFAT3/TNF for mediating cell apoptosis upon UV radiation. Our most recently studies also characterize a novel pro-apoptotic pathway of IKK/NF-κB p50/GADD45/JNK in cellular response to arsenite; 2), demonstrating role of the transcription factor NFAT in environmental carcinogenic response; 3), elucidating molecular mechanisms of carcinogenic effect of arsenite exposure; 4), initiating finding of crucial role of PI-3K/Akt pathway in carcinogenic responses and as a target for chemoprevention; 5), identifying a novel function of XIAP acting as a modulator of RhoGDI sumoylation, by which XIAP mediates cancer cell motility and metastasis.

Phone

845-731-3519

Academic office

57 Old Forge Rd.

Ground Floor

Tuxedo, NY 10987

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Professor, Department of Environmental Medicine

Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology

Professor, Department of Urology

Environmental Medicine Deputy Director

Jiang, Guosong; Huang, Chao; Li, Jingxia; Huang, Haishan; Jin, Honglei; Zhu, Junlan; Wu, Xue-Ru; Huang, Chuanshu

Molecular cancer therapeutics. 2017 Feb 21; ?-?

Huang, Chao; Zeng, Xingruo; Jiang, Guosong; Liao, Xin; Liu, Claire; Li, Jingxia; Jin, Honglei; Zhu, Junlan; Sun, Hong; Wu, Xue-Ru; Huang, Chuanshu

Journal of hematology & oncology. 2017 Jan 05; 10(1):6-6

Zhang, Ruowen; Che, Xun; Zhang, Jingjie; Li, Yang; Li, Jingxia; Deng, Xu; Zhu, Junlan; Jin, Honglei; Zhao, Qinshi; Huang, Chuanshu

Oncotarget. 2016 Oct 11; 7(41):66689-66699

Huang, Haishan; Zhu, Junlan; Li, Yang; Zhang, Liping; Gu, Jiayan; Xie, Qipeng; Jin, Honglei; Che, Xun; Li, Jingxia; Huang, Chao; Chen, Lung-Chi; Lyu, Jianxin; Gao, Jimin; Huang, Chuanshu

Autophagy. 2016 Oct 02; 12(10):1687-1703

Jin, Honglei; Xu, Jiheng; Guo, Xirui; Huang, Haishan; Li, Jingxia; Peng, Minggang; Zhu, Junlan; Tian, Zhongxian; Wu, Xue-Ru; Tang, Moon-Shong; Huang, Chuanshu

Oncotarget. 2016 Aug 30; 7(35):56540-56557

Wang, Y; Xu, J; Gao, G; Li, J; Huang, H; Jin, H; Zhu, J; Che, X; Huang, C

Oncogene. 2016 Aug 04; 35(31):4080-4090

Liang, Yuguang; Zhu, Junlan; Huang, Haishan; Xiang, Daimin; Li, Yang; Zhang, Dongyun; Li, Jingxia; Wang, Yulei; Jin, Honglei; Jiang, Guosong; Liu, Zeyuan; Huang, Chuanshu

Autophagy. 2016 Aug 02; 12(8):1229-1239

Jiang, Guosong; Wu, Amy D; Huang, Chao; Gu, Jiayan; Zhang, Liping; Huang, Haishan; Liao, Xin; Li, Jingxia; Zhang, Dongyun; Zeng, Xingruo; Jin, Honglei; Huang, Haojie; Huang, Chuanshu

Cancer prevention research (Philadelphia, Pa.). 2016 Jul; 9(7):567-580