Lei Huang


Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA


  1. Hasegawa M, Sinha R, Kumar M, Alam M, Yin L, Raina D, et al. Intracellular Targeting of the Oncogenic MUC1-C Protein with a Novel GO-203 Nanoparticle Formulation. Clin Cancer Res. 2015;21:2338-47 pubmed publisher
    ..These findings thus define an effective approach for (i) sustained administration of GO-203 in polymeric PLA-(PEG-PPG-PEG) nanoparticles to target MUC1-C in cancer cells and (ii) the potential delivery of other anticancer peptide drugs. ..
  2. Kumar M, Gupta D, Singh G, Sharma S, Bhat M, Prashant C, et al. Novel polymeric nanoparticles for intracellular delivery of peptide Cargos: antitumor efficacy of the BCL-2 conversion peptide NuBCP-9. Cancer Res. 2014;74:3271-81 pubmed publisher
    ..Our results illustrate an effective method for sustained delivery of anticancer peptides, highlighting the superior qualities of the novel PLA-PEG-PPG-PEG tetrablock copolymer formulation as a tool to target intracellular proteins. ..
  3. Yamamoto M, Jin C, Hata T, Yasumizu Y, Zhang Y, Hong D, et al. MUC1-C Integrates Chromatin Remodeling and PARP1 Activity in the DNA Damage Response of Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Cells. Cancer Res. 2019;79:2031-2041 pubmed publisher
    ..SIGNIFICANCE: These findings demonstrate that targeting MUC1-C disrupts epigenetics of the PARP1 complex, inhibits PARP1 activity, and is synergistic with olaparib in TNBC cells. ..
  4. Kufe D. Oncogenic function of the MUC1 receptor subunit in gene regulation. Oncogene. 2010;29:5663-6 pubmed publisher
    ..In this issue of Oncogene and in concert with published work, Behrens et al. report that the MUC1 receptor subunit activates genes involved in invasion, angiogenesis and metastasis. ..
  5. Kufe D. Mucins in cancer: function, prognosis and therapy. Nat Rev Cancer. 2009;9:874-85 pubmed publisher
  6. Kharbanda A, Rajabi H, Jin C, Tchaicha J, Kikuchi E, WONG K, et al. Targeting the oncogenic MUC1-C protein inhibits mutant EGFR-mediated signaling and survival in non-small cell lung cancer cells. Clin Cancer Res. 2014;20:5423-34 pubmed publisher
    ..These findings indicate that targeting MUC1-C inhibits mutant EGFR signaling and survival, and thus represents a potential approach alone and in combination for the treatment of NSCLCs resistant to EGFR kinase inhibitors. ..
  7. Alam M, Ahmad R, Rajabi H, Kufe D. MUC1-C Induces the LIN28B→LET-7→HMGA2 Axis to Regulate Self-Renewal in NSCLC. Mol Cancer Res. 2015;13:449-60 pubmed publisher
    ..A novel pathway is defined in which MUC1-C drives LIN28B→let-7→HMGA2 signaling, EMT, and self-renewal in NSCLC. ..
  8. Kufe D. MUC1-C oncoprotein as a target in breast cancer: activation of signaling pathways and therapeutic approaches. Oncogene. 2013;32:1073-81 pubmed publisher
    ..On the basis of these findings, a first-in-class MUC1-C inhibitor has entered phase I evaluation as a potential agent for the treatment of patients with breast cancers who express this oncoprotein. ..
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    Raina D, Mishra N, Kumar S, Kharbanda S, Saxena S, Kufe D. Inhibition of c-Abl with STI571 attenuates stress-activated protein kinase activation and apoptosis in the cellular response to 1-beta-D-arabinofuranosylcytosine. Mol Pharmacol. 2002;61:1489-95 pubmed
    ..These findings demonstrate that STI571 down-regulates c-Abl-mediated signals that target the mitochondria in the apoptotic response to ara-C. ..

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  1. Bouillez A, Rajabi H, Pitroda S, Jin C, Alam M, Kharbanda A, et al. Inhibition of MUC1-C Suppresses MYC Expression and Attenuates Malignant Growth in KRAS Mutant Lung Adenocarcinomas. Cancer Res. 2016;76:1538-48 pubmed publisher
    ..Taken together, these findings suggest a therapeutic approach for targeting MYC-dependent cancers and provide the framework for the ongoing clinical studies addressing the efficacy of MUC1-C inhibition in solid tumors. ..
  2. Rajabi H, Kufe D. MUC1-C Oncoprotein Integrates a Program of EMT, Epigenetic Reprogramming and Immune Evasion in Human Carcinomas. Biochim Biophys Acta Rev Cancer. 2017;1868:117-122 pubmed publisher
    ..This mini-review focuses on the potential importance of this MUC1-C program in cancer progression. ..
  3. Maeda T, Hiraki M, Jin C, Rajabi H, Tagde A, Alam M, et al. MUC1-C Induces PD-L1 and Immune Evasion in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer. Cancer Res. 2018;78:205-215 pubmed publisher
    ..i>Cancer Res; 78(1); 205-15. ©2017 AACR. ..
  4. Rajabi H, Hiraki M, Kufe D. MUC1-C activates polycomb repressive complexes and downregulates tumor suppressor genes in human cancer cells. Oncogene. 2018;37:2079-2088 pubmed publisher
    ..These findings emphasize the significance of MUC1-C as a therapeutic target for inhibiting aberrant PRC function and reprogramming the epigenome in human cancers. ..
  5. Kufe D. Functional targeting of the MUC1 oncogene in human cancers. Cancer Biol Ther. 2009;8:1197-203 pubmed
  6. Alam M, Bouillez A, Tagde A, Ahmad R, Rajabi H, Maeda T, et al. MUC1-C Represses the Crumbs Complex Polarity Factor CRB3 and Downregulates the Hippo Pathway. Mol Cancer Res. 2016;14:1266-1276 pubmed
    ..These findings demonstrate a previously unrecognized role for the MUC1-C oncoprotein in the regulation of polarity and the Hippo pathway in breast cancer. Mol Cancer Res; 14(12); 1266-76. ©2016 AACR. ..
  7. Shukla V, Dalela M, Vij M, Weichselbaum R, Kharbanda S, Ganguli M, et al. Systemic delivery of the tumor necrosis factor gene to tumors by a novel dual DNA-nanocomplex in a nanoparticle system. Nanomedicine. 2017;13:1833-1839 pubmed publisher
    ..We also demonstrate that the DNPs are effective in inducing apoptosis and anti-tumor activity. These findings support a novel immunotherapeutic approach for the intratumoral delivery of DNA vectors that express inflammatory cytokines. ..
  8. Rajabi H, Hiraki M, Tagde A, Alam M, Bouillez A, Christensen C, et al. MUC1-C activates EZH2 expression and function in human cancer cells. Sci Rep. 2017;7:7481 pubmed publisher
    ..These findings highlight a previously unreported role for MUC1-C in activating EZH2 expression and function in cancer cells. ..