InstitutionBaylor College of Medicine
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    DepartmentDepartment of Molecular Virology & Microbiology
    DivisionMolecular Virology & Microbiology

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    DepartmentHuffington Center on Aging
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    R01CA113869     (LI, YI)May 6, 2005 - Apr 30, 2010
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R01CA124820     (LI, YI)Apr 1, 2010 - Jan 31, 2017
    Oncogene susceptibility: physiological state & breast cell differentiation
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R21CA202227     (LI, YI)Dec 1, 2015 - Nov 30, 2017
    The cell of origin of breast cancer metastasis
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R01CA204926     (LI, YI)Feb 1, 2017 - Jan 31, 2022
    A Novel LGR4 Oncogenic Signaling in Breast Cancer Progression and Metastasis
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R01CA205594     (LI, YI)Feb 1, 2017 - Jan 31, 2022
    Ruxolitinib for Preventing Breast Cancer in Women on Neuroleptics
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Williamson AJ, Doscas ME, Ye J, Heiden KB, Xing M, Li Y, Prinz RA, Xu X. The sonic hedgehog signaling pathway stimulates anaplastic thyroid cancer cell motility and invasiveness by activating Akt and c-Met. Oncotarget. 2016 Mar 01; 7(9):10472-85. PMID: 26859575.
      Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    2. Choi S, Chen Z, Tang LH, Fang Y, Shin SJ, Panarelli NC, Chen YT, Li Y, Jiang X, Du YN. Bcl-xL promotes metastasis independent of its anti-apoptotic activity. Nat Commun. 2016 Jan 20; 7:10384. PMID: 26785948.
      Citations: 39     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    3. Dong J, Zhao W, Shi A, Toneff M, Lydon J, So D, Li Y. The PR status of the originating cell of ER/PR-negative mouse mammary tumors. Oncogene. 2016 08 04; 35(31):4149-54. PMID: 26640140.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    4. Fang X, Wei J, He X, An P, Wang H, Jiang L, Shao D, Liang H, Li Y, Wang F, Min J. Landscape of dietary factors associated with risk of gastric cancer: A systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies. Eur J Cancer. 2015 Dec; 51(18):2820-32. PMID: 26589974.
      Citations: 71     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    5. Qin L, Xu Y, Xu Y, Ma G, Liao L, Wu Y, Li Y, Wang X, Wang X, Jiang J, Wang J, Xu J. NCOA1 promotes angiogenesis in breast tumors by simultaneously enhancing both HIF1a- and AP-1-mediated VEGFa transcription. Oncotarget. 2015 Sep 15; 6(27):23890-904. PMID: 26287601.
      Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    6. Ge GZ, Xia HJ, He BL, Zhang HL, Liu WJ, Shao M, Wang CY, Xiao J, Ge F, Li FB, Li Y, Chen C. Generation and characterization of a breast carcinoma model by PyMT overexpression in mammary epithelial cells of tree shrew, an animal close to primates in evolution. Int J Cancer. 2016 Feb 01; 138(3):642-51. PMID: 26296387.
      Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    7. Zheng ZY, Tian L, Bu W, Fan C, Gao X, Wang H, Liao YH, Li Y, Lewis MT, Edwards D, Zwaka TP, Hilsenbeck SG, Medina D, Perou CM, Creighton CJ, Zhang XH, Chang EC. Wild-Type N-Ras, Overexpressed in Basal-like Breast Cancer, Promotes Tumor Formation by Inducing IL-8 Secretion via JAK2 Activation. Cell Rep. 2015 Jul 21; 12(3):511-24. PMID: 26166574.
      Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    8. Shi A, Dong J, Hilsenbeck S, Bi L, Zhang H, Li Y. The Status of STAT3 and STAT5 in Human Breast Atypical Ductal Hyperplasia. PLoS One. 2015; 10(7):e0132214. PMID: 26146825.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    9. Hein SM, Haricharan S, Johnston AN, Toneff MJ, Reddy JP, Dong J, Bu W, Li Y. Luminal epithelial cells within the mammary gland can produce basal cells upon oncogenic stress. Oncogene. 2016 Mar 17; 35(11):1461-7. PMID: 26096929.
      Citations: 19     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    10. Holloway KR, Sinha VC, Toneff MJ, Bu W, Hilsenbeck SG, Li Y. Krt6a-positive mammary epithelial progenitors are not at increased vulnerability to tumorigenesis initiated by ErbB2. PLoS One. 2015; 10(1):e0117239. PMID: 25635772.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    11. Doscas ME, Williamson AJ, Usha L, Bogachkov Y, Rao GS, Xiao F, Wang Y, Ruby C, Kaufman H, Zhou J, Williams JW, Li Y, Xu X. Inhibition of p70 S6 kinase (S6K1) activity by A77 1726 and its effect on cell proliferation and cell cycle progress. Neoplasia. 2014 Oct; 16(10):824-34. PMID: 25379019.
      Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    12. Sinha VC, Qin L, Li Y. A p53/ARF-dependent anticancer barrier activates senescence and blocks tumorigenesis without impacting apoptosis. Mol Cancer Res. 2015 Feb; 13(2):231-8. PMID: 25253740.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    13. Qin L, Wu YL, Toneff MJ, Li D, Liao L, Gao X, Bane FT, Tien JC, Xu Y, Feng Z, Yang Z, Xu Y, Theissen SM, Li Y, Young L, Xu J. NCOA1 Directly Targets M-CSF1 Expression to Promote Breast Cancer Metastasis. Cancer Res. 2014 Jul 01; 74(13):3477-88. PMID: 24769444.
      Citations: 29     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    14. Hatcher RJ, Dong J, Liu S, Bian G, Contreras A, Wang T, Hilsenbeck SG, Li Y, Zhang P. Pttg1/securin is required for the branching morphogenesis of the mammary gland and suppresses mammary tumorigenesis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Jan 21; 111(3):1008-13. PMID: 24395789.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    15. Haricharan S, Dong J, Hein S, Reddy JP, Du Z, Toneff M, Holloway K, Hilsenbeck SG, Huang S, Atkinson R, Woodward W, Jindal S, Borges VF, Gutierrez C, Zhang H, Schedin PJ, Osborne CK, Tweardy DJ, Li Y. Mechanism and preclinical prevention of increased breast cancer risk caused by pregnancy. Elife. 2013 Dec 31; 2:e00996. PMID: 24381245.
      Citations: 28     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    16. Haricharan S, Hein SM, Dong J, Toneff MJ, Aina OH, Rao PH, Cardiff RD, Li Y. Contribution of an alveolar cell of origin to the high-grade malignant phenotype of pregnancy-associated breast cancer. Oncogene. 2014 Dec 11; 33(50):5729-39. PMID: 24317513.
      Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    17. Bu W, Zhang X, Dai H, Huang S, Li Y. Mammary cells with active Wnt signaling resist ErbB2-induced tumorigenesis. PLoS One. 2013; 8(11):e78720. PMID: 24265712.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    18. Wang Y, Dong J, Li D, Lai L, Siwko S, Li Y, Liu M. Lgr4 regulates mammary gland development and stem cell activity through the pluripotency transcription factor Sox2. Stem Cells. 2013 Sep; 31(9):1921-31. PMID: 23712846.
      Citations: 49     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    19. Xia Y, Yang W, Bu W, Ji H, Zhao X, Zheng Y, Lin X, Li Y, Lu Z. Differential regulation of c-Jun protein plays an instrumental role in chemoresistance of cancer cells. J Biol Chem. 2013 Jul 05; 288(27):19321-9. PMID: 23678002.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    20. Haricharan S, Li Y. STAT signaling in mammary gland differentiation, cell survival and tumorigenesis. Mol Cell Endocrinol. 2014 Jan 25; 382(1):560-569. PMID: 23541951.
      Citations: 50     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    21. Jackson JG, Pant V, Li Q, Chang LL, Quintás-Cardama A, Garza D, Tavana O, Yang P, Manshouri T, Li Y, El-Naggar AK, Lozano G. p53-mediated senescence impairs the apoptotic response to chemotherapy and clinical outcome in breast cancer. Cancer Cell. 2012 Jun 12; 21(6):793-806. PMID: 22698404.
      Citations: 139     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    22. Liu W, Xing F, Iiizumi-Gairani M, Okuda H, Watabe M, Pai SK, Pandey PR, Hirota S, Kobayashi A, Mo YY, Fukuda K, Li Y, Watabe K. N-myc downstream regulated gene 1 modulates Wnt-ß-catenin signalling and pleiotropically suppresses metastasis. EMBO Mol Med. 2012 Feb; 4(2):93-108. PMID: 22246988.
      Citations: 75     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    23. Dong J, Huang S, Caikovski M, Ji S, McGrath A, Custorio MG, Creighton CJ, Maliakkal P, Bogoslovskaia E, Du Z, Zhang X, Lewis MT, Sablitzky F, Brisken C, Li Y. ID4 regulates mammary gland development by suppressing p38MAPK activity. Development. 2011 Dec; 138(23):5247-56. PMID: 22069192.
      Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    24. Batts TD, Machado HL, Zhang Y, Creighton CJ, Li Y, Rosen JM. Stem cell antigen-1 (sca-1) regulates mammary tumor development and cell migration. PLoS One. 2011; 6(11):e27841. PMID: 22140470.
      Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    25. Zhu M, Yi M, Kim CH, Deng C, Li Y, Medina D, Stephens RM, Green JE. Integrated miRNA and mRNA expression profiling of mouse mammary tumor models identifies miRNA signatures associated with mammary tumor lineage. Genome Biol. 2011 Aug 16; 12(8):R77. PMID: 21846369.
      Citations: 42     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    26. Bu W, Chen J, Morrison GD, Huang S, Creighton CJ, Huang J, Chamness GC, Hilsenbeck SG, Roop DR, Leavitt AD, Li Y. Keratin 6a marks mammary bipotential progenitor cells that can give rise to a unique tumor model resembling human normal-like breast cancer. Oncogene. 2011 Oct 27; 30(43):4399-409. PMID: 21532625.
      Citations: 32     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    27. Visbal AP, LaMarca HL, Villanueva H, Toneff MJ, Li Y, Rosen JM, Lewis MT. Altered differentiation and paracrine stimulation of mammary epithelial cell proliferation by conditionally activated Smoothened. Dev Biol. 2011 Apr 01; 352(1):116-27. PMID: 21276786.
      Citations: 26     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    28. Lin T, Meng L, Li Y, Tsai RY. Tumor-initiating function of nucleostemin-enriched mammary tumor cells. Cancer Res. 2010 Nov 15; 70(22):9444-52. PMID: 21045149.
      Citations: 24     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    29. Toneff MJ, Du Z, Dong J, Huang J, Sinai P, Forman J, Hilsenbeck S, Schiff R, Huang S, Li Y. Somatic expression of PyMT or activated ErbB2 induces estrogen-independent mammary tumorigenesis. Neoplasia. 2010 Sep; 12(9):718-26. PMID: 20824048.
      Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    30. Dong J, Tong T, Reynado AM, Rosen JM, Huang S, Li Y. Genetic manipulation of individual somatic mammary cells in vivo reveals a master role of STAT5a in inducing alveolar fate commitment and lactogenesis even in the absence of ovarian hormones. Dev Biol. 2010 Oct 15; 346(2):196-203. PMID: 20691178.
      Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    31. Carpin LB, Bickford LR, Agollah G, Yu TK, Schiff R, Li Y, Drezek RA. Immunoconjugated gold nanoshell-mediated photothermal ablation of trastuzumab-resistant breast cancer cells. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2011 Jan; 125(1):27-34. PMID: 20217215.
      Citations: 36     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    32. Reddy JP, Peddibhotla S, Bu W, Zhao J, Haricharan S, Du YC, Podsypanina K, Rosen JM, Donehower LA, Li Y. Defining the ATM-mediated barrier to tumorigenesis in somatic mammary cells following ErbB2 activation. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 Feb 23; 107(8):3728-33. PMID: 20133707.
      Citations: 33     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    33. Kaipparettu BA, Dobrzycka KM, Britton O, Lee AV, Herron AJ, Li Y, Lewis MT, Medina D, Oesterreich S. Scaffold Attachment Factor B1 (SAFB1) heterozygosity does not influence Wnt-1 or DMBA-induced tumorigenesis. Mol Cancer. 2009 Mar 06; 8:15. PMID: 19267898.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Animals
    34. Siwko SK, Dong J, Lewis MT, Liu H, Hilsenbeck SG, Li Y. Evidence that an early pregnancy causes a persistent decrease in the number of functional mammary epithelial stem cells--implications for pregnancy-induced protection against breast cancer. Stem Cells. 2008 Dec; 26(12):3205-9. PMID: 18787212.
      Citations: 29     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    35. Siwko SK, Bu W, Gutierrez C, Lewis B, Jechlinger M, Schaffhausen B, Li Y. Lentivirus-mediated oncogene introduction into mammary cells in vivo induces tumors. Neoplasia. 2008 Jul; 10(7):653-62, 1 p following 662. PMID: 18592025.
      Citations: 21     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    36. Huang S, Chen Y, Podsypanina K, Li Y. Comparison of expression profiles of metastatic versus primary mammary tumors in MMTV-Wnt-1 and MMTV-Neu transgenic mice. Neoplasia. 2008 Feb; 10(2):118-24. PMID: 18283333.
      Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    37. Huang S, Podsypanina K, Chen Y, Cai W, Tsimelzon A, Hilsenbeck S, Li Y. Wnt-1 is dominant over neu in specifying mammary tumor expression profiles. Technol Cancer Res Treat. 2006 Dec; 5(6):565-71. PMID: 17121432.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    38. Du Z, Podsypanina K, Huang S, McGrath A, Toneff MJ, Bogoslovskaia E, Zhang X, Moraes RC, Fluck M, Allred DC, Lewis MT, Varmus HE, Li Y. Introduction of oncogenes into mammary glands in vivo with an avian retroviral vector initiates and promotes carcinogenesis in mouse models. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2006 Nov 14; 103(46):17396-401. PMID: 17090666.
      Citations: 62     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    39. Lindvall C, Evans NC, Zylstra CR, Li Y, Alexander CM, Williams BO. The Wnt signaling receptor Lrp5 is required for mammary ductal stem cell activity and Wnt1-induced tumorigenesis. J Biol Chem. 2006 Nov 17; 281(46):35081-7. PMID: 16973609.
      Citations: 86     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    40. Grimm SL, Bu W, Longley MA, Roop DR, Li Y, Rosen JM. Keratin 6 is not essential for mammary gland development. Breast Cancer Res. 2006; 8(3):R29. PMID: 16790075.
      Citations: 21     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    41. Huang S, Li Y, Chen Y, Podsypanina K, Chamorro M, Olshen AB, Desai KV, Tann A, Petersen D, Green JE, Varmus HE. Changes in gene expression during the development of mammary tumors in MMTV-Wnt-1 transgenic mice. Genome Biol. 2005; 6(10):R84. PMID: 16207355.
      Citations: 21     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    42. Zhang X, Podsypanina K, Huang S, Mohsin SK, Chamness GC, Hatsell S, Cowin P, Schiff R, Li Y. Estrogen receptor positivity in mammary tumors of Wnt-1 transgenic mice is influenced by collaborating oncogenic mutations. Oncogene. 2005 Jun 16; 24(26):4220-31. PMID: 15824740.
      Citations: 27     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    43. Hu X, Pandolfi PP, Li Y, Koutcher JA, Rosenblum M, Holland EC. mTOR promotes survival and astrocytic characteristics induced by Pten/AKT signaling in glioblastoma. Neoplasia. 2005 Apr; 7(4):356-68. PMID: 15967113.
      Citations: 87     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    44. Podsypanina K, Li Y, Varmus HE. Evolution of somatic mutations in mammary tumors in transgenic mice is influenced by the inherited genotype. BMC Med. 2004 Jun 15; 2:24. PMID: 15198801.
      Citations: 32     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    45. Sodhi A, Montaner S, Patel V, Gómez-Román JJ, Li Y, Sausville EA, Sawai ET, Gutkind JS. Akt plays a central role in sarcomagenesis induced by Kaposi's sarcoma herpesvirus-encoded G protein-coupled receptor. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2004 Apr 06; 101(14):4821-6. PMID: 15047889.
      Citations: 59     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    46. Li Y, Welm B, Podsypanina K, Huang S, Chamorro M, Zhang X, Rowlands T, Egeblad M, Cowin P, Werb Z, Tan LK, Rosen JM, Varmus HE. Evidence that transgenes encoding components of the Wnt signaling pathway preferentially induce mammary cancers from progenitor cells. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2003 Dec 23; 100(26):15853-8. PMID: 14668450.
      Citations: 250     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    47. Montaner S, Sodhi A, Molinolo A, Bugge TH, Sawai ET, He Y, Li Y, Ray PE, Gutkind JS. Endothelial infection with KSHV genes in vivo reveals that vGPCR initiates Kaposi's sarcomagenesis and can promote the tumorigenic potential of viral latent genes. Cancer Cell. 2003 Jan; 3(1):23-36. PMID: 12559173.
      Citations: 144     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    48. Orsulic S, Li Y, Soslow RA, Vitale-Cross LA, Gutkind JS, Varmus HE. Induction of ovarian cancer by defined multiple genetic changes in a mouse model system. Cancer Cell. 2002 Feb; 1(1):53-62. PMID: 12086888.
      Citations: 128     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    49. Dunn KJ, Incao A, Watkins-Chow D, Li Y, Pavan WJ. In utero complementation of a neural crest-derived melanocyte defect using cell directed gene transfer. Genesis. 2001 Jun; 30(2):70-6. PMID: 11416866.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    50. Li Y, Podsypanina K, Liu X, Crane A, Tan LK, Parsons R, Varmus HE. Deficiency of Pten accelerates mammary oncogenesis in MMTV-Wnt-1 transgenic mice. BMC Mol Biol. 2001; 2:2. PMID: 11178110.
      Citations: 36     Fields:    
    51. Holland EC, Li Y, Celestino J, Dai C, Schaefer L, Sawaya RA, Fuller GN. Astrocytes give rise to oligodendrogliomas and astrocytomas after gene transfer of polyoma virus middle T antigen in vivo. Am J Pathol. 2000 Sep; 157(3):1031-7. PMID: 10980141.
      Citations: 32     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    52. Dunn KJ, Williams BO, Li Y, Pavan WJ. Neural crest-directed gene transfer demonstrates Wnt1 role in melanocyte expansion and differentiation during mouse development. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2000 Aug 29; 97(18):10050-5. PMID: 10963668.
      Citations: 61     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    53. Li Y, Smith T, Grabski S, DeWitt DL. The membrane association sequences of the prostaglandin endoperoxide synthases-1 and -2 isozymes. J Biol Chem. 1998 Nov 06; 273(45):29830-7. PMID: 9792699.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    54. Li Y, Strahler JR, Dodgson JB. Neither HMG-14a nor HMG-17 gene function is required for growth of chicken DT40 cells or maintenance of DNaseI-hypersensitive sites. Nucleic Acids Res. 1997 Jan 15; 25(2):283-8. PMID: 9016555.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    55. Li Y, Dodgson JB. The chicken HMG-17 gene is dispensable for cell growth in vitro. Mol Cell Biol. 1995 Oct; 15(10):5516-23. PMID: 7565703.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    56. Yanagida N, Ogawa R, Li Y, Lee LF, Nazerian K. Recombinant fowlpox viruses expressing the glycoprotein B homolog and the pp38 gene of Marek's disease virus. J Virol. 1992 Mar; 66(3):1402-8. PMID: 1310754.
      Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
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