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Chuanshu Huang

Chuanshu Huang

Professor, Department of Environmental Medicine

Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology

Professor, Department of Urology

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

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.



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Yang, Li; So, Jae Young; Skrypek, Nicolas; Yang, Howard H; Merchant, Anand S; Nelson, George W; Chen, Wei-Dong; Ishii, Hiroki; Chen, Jennifer M; Hu, Gangqing; Achyut, Bhagelu R; Yoon, Esther Chaewoon; Han, Liying; Huang, Chuanshu; Cam, Margaret C; Zhao, Keji; Lee, Maxwell P

Cancer research. 2020 Jun 15; 80(12):2612-2627

Jin, Honglei; Ma, Jiugao; Xu, Jiheng; Li, Hongyan; Chang, Yuanyuan; Zang, Nan; Tian, Zhongxian; Wang, Xin; Zhao, Nannan; Liu, Lu; Chen, Caiyi; Xie, Qipeng; Lu, Yongyong; Fang, Zhouxi; Huang, Xing; Huang, Chuanshu; Huang, Haishan

Autophagy. 2020 Mar 01; 1-15

Hua, Xiaohui; Huang, Maowen; Deng, Xu; Xu, Jiheng; Luo, Yisi; Xie, Qipeng; Xu, Jiawei; Tian, Zhongxian; Li, Jingxia; Zhu, Junlan; Huang, Chao; Zhao, Qin-Shi; Huang, Haishan; Huang, Chuanshu

Cell death & differentiation. 2020 Feb; 27(2):632-645

Yang, Rui; Xu, Jiheng; Hua, Xiaohui; Tian, Zhongxian; Xie, Qipeng; Li, Jingxia; Jiang, Guosong; Cohen, Mitchell; Sun, Hong; Huang, Chuanshu

Oncogene. 2020 Feb; 39(9):1983-1996

Luo, Yisi; Tian, Zhongxian; Hua, Xiaohui; Huang, Maowen; Xu, Jiheng; Li, Jingxia; Huang, Haishan; Cohen, Mitchell; Huang, Chuanshu

Cellular & molecular life sciences: CMLS. 2020 Jan; 77(2):351-363

Xu, Jiheng; Hua, Xiaohui; Yang, Rui; Jin, Honglei; Li, Jingxia; Zhu, Junlan; Tian, Zhongxian; Huang, Maowen; Jiang, Guosong; Huang, Haishan; Huang, Chuanshu

Oncogenesis. 2019 Dec 06; 8(12):71

Jin, Honglei; Xue, Lei; Mo, Lan; Zhang, Dongyun; Guo, Xirui; Xu, Jiheng; Li, Jingxia; Peng, Minggang; Zhao, Xuewei; Zhong, Minghao; Xu, Dazhong; Wu, Xue-Ru; Huang, Haishan; Huang, Chuanshu

Cell adhesion & migration. 2019 Dec; 13(1):236-248

Han, Fei; Jiang, Xiao; Li, Zhi-Ming; Zhuang, Xuan; Zhang, Xi; Ouyang, Wei-Ming; Liu, Wen-Bin; Mao, Cheng-Yi; Chen, Qing; Huang, Chuan-Shu; Gao, Fei; Cui, Zhi-Hong; Ao, Lin; Li, Yan-Feng; Cao, Jia; Liu, Jin-Yi

Molecular therapy. Nucleic acids. 2019 Nov 14; 19:72-83