InstitutionBaylor College of Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Pediatrics
Address1102 BATES
Houston, TX 77030
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    2016 - 2023Individual Investigator Research Award for Cancer in Children and Adolescent, CPRIT
    2015 - 2018Breast Cancer Breakthrough Award, Department of Defense
    2014 - 2017Bridging the Gap Early Translational Award, CPRIT

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    RP190002     (Debananda Pati)Mar 1, 2019 - Feb 28, 2023
    Development of a Precision Drug to Target STAG2 (SA2)–Mutant Ewing Sarcoma
    Role: Principal Investigator

    RP160022     (Debananda Pati)Mar 1, 2016 - Feb 28, 2020
    Role of Cohesin in Hematopoiesis and Myeloid Leukemia in Children with Down Syndrome
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R01CA109330     (PATI, DEBANANDA)Mar 7, 2006 - Feb 28, 2012
    Molecular Basis of Aneuploidy
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R01CA109478     (PATI, DEBANANDA)Feb 1, 2006 - Jan 31, 2012
    Mitotic Regulation of Apoptosis in Leukemia
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Pati D. Role of chromosomal cohesion and separation in aneuploidy and tumorigenesis. Cell Mol Life Sci. 2024 Feb 22; 81(1):100. PMID: 38388697; PMCID: PMC10884101.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    2. Kumar P, Zhang N, Lee J, Cheng H, Kurtz K, Conneely SE, Sasidharan R, Rau RE, Pati D. Cohesin Subunit RAD21 Regulates the Differentiation and Self-Renewal of Hematopoietic Stem and Progenitor Cells. Stem Cells. 2023 10 08; 41(10):971-985. PMID: 37534584.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    3. Zhang N, Lin KF, Yang C, Peruski S, Pati D, Gilbertson SR. Synthesis and Evaluation of a Class of Compounds Inhibiting the Growth of Stromal Antigen 2 (STAG2)-Mutant Ewing Sarcoma Cells. ChemMedChem. 2022 05 04; 17(9):e202100653. PMID: 35018729.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    4. Zhang N, Coutinho LE, Pati D. PDS5A and PDS5B in Cohesin Function and Human Disease. Int J Mol Sci. 2021 May 30; 22(11). PMID: 34070827; PMCID: PMC8198109.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    5. Kumar P, Cheng H, Paudyal S, Nakamura LV, Zhang N, Li JT, Sasidharan R, Jeong M, Pati D. Haploinsufficiency of cohesin protease, Separase, promotes regeneration of hematopoietic stem cells in mice. Stem Cells. 2020 Sep 30. PMID: 32997844.
      Citations:    Fields:    
    6. Cheng H, Zhang N, Pati D. Cohesin subunit RAD21: From biology to disease. Gene. 2020 Oct 20; 758:144966. PMID: 32687945; PMCID: PMC7949736.
      Citations: 19     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    7. Zhang N, Sarkar AK, Pati D. Data set on Separase Inhibitor-Sepin-1 toxicity on organ weights, hematology and clinical parameters in Sprague-Dawley rats. Data Brief. 2020 Apr; 29:105159. PMID: 32071959; PMCID: PMC7013154.
    8. Zhang N, Sarkar AK, Li F, Demerzhan SA, Gilbertson SR, Pati D. Stability and pharmacokinetics of separase inhibitor-Sepin-1 in Sprague-Dawley rats. Biochem Pharmacol. 2020 04; 174:113808. PMID: 31930961.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Animals
    9. Zhang N, Sarkar AK, Pati D. Toxicity study of separase inhibitor-Sepin-1 in Sprague-Dawley rats. Pathol Res Pract. 2020 Jan; 216(1):152730. PMID: 31784093.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    10. Anand K, Kumar P, Pingali SR, Pati D, Iyer SP. Acute myeloid leukemia with eosinophilia after cyclin-dependent kinases 4/6 inhibitor treatment due to underlying clonal hematopoiesis of indeterminate potential. Am J Hematol. 2019 03; 94(3):E82-E85. PMID: 30575100.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    11. Li F, Zhang N, Gorantla S, Gilbertson SR, Pati D. The Metabolism of Separase Inhibitor Sepin-1 in Human, Mouse, and Rat Liver Microsomes. Front Pharmacol. 2018; 9:313. PMID: 29867452; PMCID: PMC5949348.
      Citations: 4     
    12. Zhang N, Pati D. Separase Inhibitor Sepin-1 Inhibits Foxm1 Expression and Breast Cancer Cell Growth. J Cancer Sci Ther. 2018; 10(3). PMID: 29780443; PMCID: PMC5959057.
      Citations: 8     
    13. Yen F-Y, PATI D, Merchant F. Proceeding of SPIE. 3D Modelling of chromosomes territories in normal and aneuploid nuclei. 2018; 10578(105782K-1):1-10. View Publication.
    14. Zhang N, Pati D. Biology and insights into the role of cohesin protease separase in human malignancies. Biol Rev Camb Philos Soc. 2017 Nov; 92(4):2070-2083. PMID: 28177203.
      Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    15. Do HT, Zhang N, Pati D, Gilbertson SR. Synthesis and activity of benzimidazole-1,3-dioxide inhibitors of separase. Bioorg Med Chem Lett. 2016 09 15; 26(18):4446-4450. PMID: 27530289.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    
    16. Chen Y, Terajima M, Yang Y, Sun L, Ahn YH, Pankova D, Puperi DS, Watanabe T, Kim MP, Blackmon SH, Rodriguez J, Liu H, Behrens C, Wistuba II, Minelli R, Scott KL, Sanchez-Adams J, Guilak F, Pati D, Thilaganathan N, Burns AR, Creighton CJ, Martinez ED, Zal T, Grande-Allen KJ, Yamauchi M, Kurie JM. Lysyl hydroxylase 2 induces a collagen cross-link switch in tumor stroma. J Clin Invest. 2015 Mar 02; 125(3):1147-62. PMID: 25664850; PMCID: PMC4362236.
      Citations: 64     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    17. Zhang N, Pati D. C-terminus of Sororin interacts with SA2 and regulates sister chromatid cohesion. Cell Cycle. 2015; 14(6):820-6. PMID: 25608232; PMCID: PMC4614265.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    18. Zhang N, Scorsone K, Ge G, Kaffes CC, Dobrolecki LE, Mukherjee M, Lewis MT, Berg S, Stephan CC, Pati D. Identification and Characterization of Separase Inhibitors (Sepins) for Cancer Therapy. J Biomol Screen. 2014 Jul; 19(6):878-89. PMID: 24525869.
      Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    19. Shete A, Rao P, Pati D, Merchant F. Spatial quantitation of FISH signals in diploid versus aneuploid nuclei. Cytometry A. 2014 Apr; 85(4):339-52. PMID: 24347051; PMCID: PMC3972278.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    20. Mukherjee M, Ge G, Zhang N, Edwards DG, Sumazin P, Sharan SK, Rao PH, Medina D, Pati D. MMTV-Espl1 transgenic mice develop aneuploid, estrogen receptor alpha (ERa)-positive mammary adenocarcinomas. Oncogene. 2014 Nov 27; 33(48):5511-5522. PMID: 24276237; PMCID: PMC4032816.
      Citations: 30     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    21. Zhang N, Jiang Y, Mao Q, Demeler B, Tao YJ, Pati D. Characterization of the interaction between the cohesin subunits Rad21 and SA1/2. PLoS One. 2013; 8(7):e69458. PMID: 23874961; PMCID: PMC3709894.
      Citations: 22     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    23. . Oncology. Path to cancer via Cohesin. 2013.
    24. Panigrahi AK, Pati D. Higher-order orchestration of hematopoiesis: is cohesin a new player? Exp Hematol. 2012 Dec; 40(12):967-73. PMID: 23022223; PMCID: PMC3595174.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    25. Zhang N, Pati D. Sororin is a master regulator of sister chromatid cohesion and separation. Cell Cycle. 2012 Jun 01; 11(11):2073-83. PMID: 22580470; PMCID: PMC3368859.
      Citations: 28     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    26. Panigrahi AK, Zhang N, Otta SK, Pati D. A cohesin-RAD21 interactome. Biochem J. 2012 Mar 15; 442(3):661-70. PMID: 22145905.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    27. Zhang N, Panigrahi AK, Mao Q, Pati D. Interaction of Sororin protein with polo-like kinase 1 mediates resolution of chromosomal arm cohesion. J Biol Chem. 2011 Dec 02; 286(48):41826-41837. PMID: 21987589; PMCID: PMC3310079.
      Citations: 26     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    28. Panigrahi AK, Zhang N, Mao Q, Pati D. Calpain-1 cleaves Rad21 to promote sister chromatid separation. Mol Cell Biol. 2011 Nov; 31(21):4335-47. PMID: 21876002; PMCID: PMC3209327.
      Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    29. Mukherjee M, Ge G, Zhang N, Huang E, Nakamura LV, Minor M, Fofanov V, Rao PH, Herron A, Pati D. Separase loss of function cooperates with the loss of p53 in the initiation and progression of T- and B-cell lymphoma, leukemia and aneuploidy in mice. PLoS One. 2011; 6(7):e22167. PMID: 21799785; PMCID: PMC3143119.
      Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    30. Horton TM, Jenkins G, Pati D, Zhang L, Dolan ME, Ribes-Zamora A, Bertuch AA, Blaney SM, Delaney SL, Hegde M, Berg SL. Poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase inhibitor ABT-888 potentiates the cytotoxic activity of temozolomide in leukemia cells: influence of mismatch repair status and O6-methylguanine-DNA methyltransferase activity. Mol Cancer Ther. 2009 Aug; 8(8):2232-42. PMID: 19671751; PMCID: PMC3741063.
      Citations: 35     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    31. Basu D, Zhang N, Panigrahi AK, Horton TM, Pati D. Development and validation of a fluorogenic assay to measure separase enzyme activity. Anal Biochem. 2009 Sep 15; 392(2):133-8. PMID: 19497291; PMCID: PMC2713383.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    32. Meyer R, Fofanov V, Panigrahi A, Merchant F, Zhang N, Pati D. Overexpression and mislocalization of the chromosomal segregation protein separase in multiple human cancers. Clin Cancer Res. 2009 Apr 15; 15(8):2703-10. PMID: 19351757; PMCID: PMC2718850.
      Citations: 36     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    33. Zhang N, Pati D. Handcuff for sisters: a new model for sister chromatid cohesion. Cell Cycle. 2009 Feb 01; 8(3):399-402. PMID: 19177018; PMCID: PMC2689371.
      Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    34. Panigrahi AK, Pati D. Road to the crossroads of life and death: linking sister chromatid cohesion and separation to aneuploidy, apoptosis and cancer. Crit Rev Oncol Hematol. 2009 Dec; 72(3):181-93. PMID: 19162508; PMCID: PMC2783576.
      Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    35. Zhang N, Kuznetsov SG, Sharan SK, Li K, Rao PH, Pati D. A handcuff model for the cohesin complex. J Cell Biol. 2008 Dec 15; 183(6):1019-31. PMID: 19075111; PMCID: PMC2600748.
      Citations: 90     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    36. Pati D. Oncogenic activity of separase. Cell Cycle. 2008 Nov 15; 7(22):3481-2. PMID: 19001849; PMCID: PMC2613011.
      Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    37. Zhang N, Ge G, Meyer R, Sethi S, Basu D, Pradhan S, Zhao YJ, Li XN, Cai WW, El-Naggar AK, Baladandayuthapani V, Kittrell FS, Rao PH, Medina D, Pati D. Overexpression of Separase induces aneuploidy and mammary tumorigenesis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008 Sep 02; 105(35):13033-8. PMID: 18728194; PMCID: PMC2529090.
      Citations: 69     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    38. Lu XY, Lu Y, Zhao YJ, Jaeweon K, Kang J, Xiao-Nan L, Ge G, Meyer R, Perlaky L, Hicks J, Chintagumpala M, Cai WW, Ladanyi M, Gorlick R, Lau CC, Pati D, Sheldon M, Rao PH. Cell cycle regulator gene CDC5L, a potential target for 6p12-p21 amplicon in osteosarcoma. Mol Cancer Res. 2008 Jun; 6(6):937-46. PMID: 18567798; PMCID: PMC2693718.
      Citations: 42     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    39. Horton TM, Pati D, Plon SE, Thompson PA, Bomgaars LR, Adamson PC, Ingle AM, Wright J, Brockman AH, Paton M, Blaney SM. A phase 1 study of the proteasome inhibitor bortezomib in pediatric patients with refractory leukemia: a Children's Oncology Group study. Clin Cancer Res. 2007 Mar 01; 13(5):1516-22. PMID: 17332297.
      Citations: 61     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
    40. Kuznetsov S, Pellegrini M, Shuda K, Fernandez-Capetillo O, Liu Y, Martin BK, Burkett S, Southon E, Pati D, Tessarollo L, West SC, Donovan PJ, Nussenzweig A, Sharan SK. RAD51C deficiency in mice results in early prophase I arrest in males and sister chromatid separation at metaphase II in females. J Cell Biol. 2007 Feb 26; 176(5):581-92. PMID: 17312021; PMCID: PMC2064017.
      Citations: 59     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    41. Zhang, N., Pradhan, S, Jena, B., Rao, P, PATI D. . Role of a Novel Separase Interacting Protein Insep5/Sororin in Sister Chromatid Cohesion and Separation. FASEB Journal. 2007; (21):813-814.
    42. Pati D, Haddad BR, Haegele A, Thompson H, Kittrell FS, Shepard A, Montagna C, Zhang N, Ge G, Otta SK, McCarthy M, Ullrich RL, Medina D. Hormone-induced chromosomal instability in p53-null mammary epithelium. Cancer Res. 2004 Aug 15; 64(16):5608-16. PMID: 15313898.
      Citations: 24     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    43. Pati D, Zhang N, Plon SE. Linking sister chromatid cohesion and apoptosis: role of Rad21. Mol Cell Biol. 2002 Dec; 22(23):8267-77. PMID: 12417729; PMCID: PMC134054.
      Citations: 29     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    44. Pati D, Habibi HR. Involvement of protein kinase C and arachidonic acid pathways in the gonadotropin-releasing hormone regulation of oocyte meiosis and follicular steroidogenesis in the goldfish ovary. Biol Reprod. 2002 Mar; 66(3):813-22. PMID: 11870090.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    45. Eliseeva E, Pati D, Diccinanni MB, Yu AL, Mohsin SK, Margolin JF, Plon SE. Expression and localization of the CDC34 ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme in pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Cell Growth Differ. 2001 Aug; 12(8):427-33. PMID: 11504708.
      Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    46. Pati D, Lohka MJ, Habibi HR. Time-related effect of GnRH on histone H1 kinase activity in the goldfish follicle-enclosed oocyte. Can J Physiol Pharmacol. 2000 Dec; 78(12):1067-71. PMID: 11149382.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    47. Pati D, Habibi HR. Direct action of GnRH variants on goldfish oocyte meiosis and follicular steroidogenesis. Mol Cell Endocrinol. 2000 Feb 25; 160(1-2):75-88. PMID: 10715541.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    48. Pati D, Meistrich ML, Plon SE. Human Cdc34 and Rad6B ubiquitin-conjugating enzymes target repressors of cyclic AMP-induced transcription for proteolysis. Mol Cell Biol. 1999 Jul; 19(7):5001-13. PMID: 10373550; PMCID: PMC84326.
      Citations: 33     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    49. Pati D, Habibi HR. Presence of salmon gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) and compounds with GnRH-like activity in the ovary of goldfish. Endocrinology. 1998 Apr; 139(4):2015-24. PMID: 9528989.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    50. Keramida M, Matsoukas JM, Agelis G, Panagiotopoulos D, Cladas J, Maia HLS, PATI D, Moore GJ, Habibi HR. . Synthesis and activity of tyr(ome)5 - Gonadotropin- releasing hormone (GnRH) analogues with modifications at positions 6, 9 and 10. Letters in Peptide Science. 1998; (5):305-315.
    51. PATI D, Habibi HR. . Presence of salmon GnRH and compounds with GnRH-like activity in the ovary of goldfish. Endocrinology. 1998; (139):2015-2024.
    52. Gazourian L, Deragon KL, Chase CF, Pati D, Habibi HR, Sower SA. Characteristics of GnRH binding in the gonads and effects of lamprey GnRH-I and -III on reproduction in the adult sea lamprey. Gen Comp Endocrinol. 1997 Nov; 108(2):327-39. PMID: 9356228.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    53. Pati D, Keller C, Groudine M, Plon SE. Reconstitution of a MEC1-independent checkpoint in yeast by expression of a novel human fork head cDNA. Mol Cell Biol. 1997 Jun; 17(6):3037-46. PMID: 9154802; PMCID: PMC232156.
      Citations: 40     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    54. Deragon KL, Gazourian L, PATI D, Habibi HR, Sower SA. . Characteristics of GnRH binding in the gonads and Effects of lamprey GnRH-I and -III on reproduction in the adult seal lamprey. General and Comparative Endocrinology. 1997; (108):327-339.
    55. Matsoukas JM, Keramida M, Panagiotopoulos D, Mavromoustakos T, Maia HLS, Bigam G, PATI D, Habibi HR, Moore GJ. . 1H-NMR studies of gonadotropin-releasing hormone conformation by nuclear overhauser effect spectroscopy and design of novel GnRH analogue, [Tyr(OMe)5, D-Lys6, Aze9-NHEt]-GnRH: Aromatic ring clustering and receptor binding activity. European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry. 1997; (32):927-940.
    56. Nabissi M, Pati D, Polzonetti-Magni AM, Habibi HR. Presence and activity of compounds with GnRH-like activity in the ovary of seabream Sparus aurata. Am J Physiol. 1997 Jan; 272(1 Pt 2):R111-7. PMID: 9038998.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    57. Pati D, Habibi HR, Gedamu L. Inhibition of zinc-induced metallothionein mRNA accumulation by gonadotropin-releasing hormone in human hepatocarcinoma cell line HepG2. Eur J Biochem. 1996 Nov 15; 242(1):36-40. PMID: 8954150.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    58. Pati D, Balshaw K, Grinwich DL, Hollenberg MD, Habibi HR. Epidermal growth factor receptor binding and biological activity in the ovary of goldfish, Carassius auratus. Am J Physiol. 1996 May; 270(5 Pt 2):R1065-72. PMID: 8928907.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    59. Keramida M, Matsoukas JM, Panagiotopoulos D, Maia HLS, PATI D, Habibi HR. . A novel anlog of gonadotropin-releasing hormone containing Tyr(OMe) at positions 5: Synthesis and activity. Letters in Peptide Science. 1996; (3):257-262.
    60. Pati D, Habibi HR. Inhibition of human hepatocarcinoma cell proliferation by mammalian and fish gonadotropin-releasing hormones. Endocrinology. 1995 Jan; 136(1):75-84. PMID: 7828560.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    61. Habibi HR, Pati D, Ouwens M, Goos HJ. Presence of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) binding sites and compounds with GnRH-like activity in the ovary of African catfish, Clarias gariepinus. Biol Reprod. 1994 Mar; 50(3):643-52. PMID: 8167236.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    62. Habibi HR, Pati D. Extrapituitary gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) binding sites in goldfish. Fish Physiol Biochem. 1993 Jul; 11(1-6):43-9. PMID: 24202459.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    
    63. Pati D, Habibi HR. Characterization of gonadotropin-releasing hormone receptors in goldfish ovary: variation during follicular development. Am J Physiol. 1993 Feb; 264(2 Pt 2):R227-34. PMID: 8383461.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    64. PATI D., Habibi HR. . Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) binding characteristics in the testis of goldfish (Carassius auratus). Journal of Experimental Zoology. 1993; (267):155-163.
    65. PATI D., Habibi HR. . Characterization of GnRH receptors in the goldfish ovary: variation during follicular development. American Journal of Physiology. 1993; (264):R227-R234.
    66. Habibi H R, PATI D. . “Cellular Communication in Reproduction”, (Facchinetti, F., Henderson, I., Pierantoni, R., Polzonetti Magni, A., editors),. Endocrine and paracrine control of ovarian function: role of compounds with GnRH-like activity in goldfish. In “Cellular Communication in Reproduction”. 1993; 59-70.
    67. Pati D, Habibi HR. Characterization of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) receptors in the ovary of common carp (Cyprinus carpio). Can J Physiol Pharmacol. 1992 Feb; 70(2):268-74. PMID: 1325864.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
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