NORIHIRO WATANABE

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionBaylor College of Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Medicine
Address1102 BATES
Houston, TX 77030
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    TitleAssistant Professor
    InstitutionBaylor College of Medicine
    DepartmentCenter for Cell & Gene Therapy
    DivisionCenter for Cell & Gene Therapy


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    1. Leung WK, Torres Chavez AG, French-Kim M, Shafer P, Mamonkin M, Hill LC, Kuvalekar M, Velazquez Y, Watanabe A, Watanabe N, Hoyos V, Lulla PD, Leen AM, Leung WK, Torres Chavez AG, French-Kim M, Shafer P, Mamonkin M, Hill LC, Kuvalekar M, Velazquez Y, Watanabe A, Watanabe N, Hoyos V, Lulla P, Leen AM. Targeting IDH2R140Q and other neoantigens in acute myeloid leukemia. Blood. 2024 Apr 25; 143(17):1726-1737. PMID: 38241630; PMCID: PMC11103096.
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    2. Mo F, Tsai CT, Zheng R, Cheng C, Heslop HE, Brenner MK, Mamonkin M, Watanabe N. Human platelet lysate enhances in vivo activity of CAR-Vd2 T cells by reducing cellular senescence and apoptosis. Cytotherapy. 2024 Mar 12. PMID: 38506769.
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    3. Mo F, Watanabe N, Omdahl KI, Burkhardt PM, Ding X, Hayase E, Panoskaltsis-Mortari A, Jenq RR, Heslop HE, Kean LS, Brenner MK, Tkachev V, Mamonkin M. Engineering T cells to suppress acute GVHD and?leukemia relapse after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Blood. 2023 03 09; 141(10):1194-1208. PMID: 36044667; PMCID: PMC10023730.
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    4. McKenna MK, Ozcan A, Brenner D, Watanabe N, Legendre M, Thomas DG, Ashwood C, Cummings RD, Bonifant C, Markovitz DM, Brenner MK. Novel banana lectin CAR-T cells to target pancreatic tumors and tumor-associated stroma. J Immunother Cancer. 2023 01; 11(1). PMID: 36653070; PMCID: PMC9853244.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    5. Watanabe N, Mo F, Zheng R, Ma R, Bray VC, van Leeuwen DG, Sritabal-Ramirez J, Hu H, Wang S, Mehta B, Srinivasan M, Scherer LD, Zhang H, Thakkar SG, Hill LC, Heslop HE, Cheng C, Brenner MK, Mamonkin M. Feasibility and preclinical efficacy of CD7-unedited CD7 CAR T?cells for T?cell malignancies. Mol Ther. 2023 01 04; 31(1):24-34. PMID: 36086817; PMCID: PMC9840107.
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    6. Watanabe N, Mo F, McKenna MK. Impact of Manufacturing Procedures on CAR T Cell Functionality. Front Immunol. 2022; 13:876339. PMID: 35493513; PMCID: PMC9043864.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    7. Atilla PA, McKenna MK, Watanabe N, Mamonkin M, Brenner MK, Atilla E. Combinatorial antigen targeting strategies for acute leukemia: application in myeloid malignancy. Cytotherapy. 2022 03; 24(3):282-290. PMID: 34955406; PMCID: PMC8950815.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCellsCTClinical Trials
    8. Nalawade SA, Shafer P, Bajgain P, McKenna MK, Ali A, Kelly L, Joubert J, Gottschalk S, Watanabe N, Leen A, Parihar R, Vera Valdes JF, Hoyos V. Selectively targeting myeloid-derived suppressor cells through TRAIL receptor 2 to enhance the efficacy of CAR T cell therapy for treatment of breast cancer. J Immunother Cancer. 2021 11; 9(11). PMID: 34815355; PMCID: PMC8611441.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    9. Watanabe N, McKenna MK. Generation of CAR T-cells using ?-retroviral vector. Methods Cell Biol. 2022; 167:171-183. PMID: 35152995; PMCID: PMC8917789.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    10. Watanabe N, Mamonkin M. Off-the-Shelf Chimeric Antigen Receptor T Cells: How Do We Get There? Cancer J. 2021 Mar-Apr 01; 27(2):176-181. PMID: 33750078; PMCID: PMC8118392.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    11. Watanabe N, McKenna MK, Rosewell Shaw A, Suzuki M. Clinical CAR-T Cell and Oncolytic Virotherapy for Cancer Treatment. Mol Ther. 2021 02 03; 29(2):505-520. PMID: 33130314; PMCID: PMC7854303.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    12. Ataca Atilla P, McKenna MK, Tashiro H, Srinivasan M, Mo F, Watanabe N, Simons BW, McLean Stevens A, Redell MS, Heslop HE, Mamonkin M, Brenner MK, Atilla E. Modulating TNFa activity allows transgenic IL15-Expressing CLL-1 CAR T cells to safely eliminate acute myeloid leukemia. J Immunother Cancer. 2020 09; 8(2). PMID: 32938629; PMCID: PMC7497527.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    13. Mo F, Watanabe N, McKenna MK, Hicks MJ, Srinivasan M, Gomes-Silva D, Atilla E, Smith T, Ataca Atilla P, Ma R, Quach D, Heslop HE, Brenner MK, Mamonkin M. Engineered off-the-shelf therapeutic T cells resist host immune rejection. Nat Biotechnol. 2021 01; 39(1):56-63. PMID: 32661440; PMCID: PMC7854790.
      Citations: 26     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    14. Leung WK, Workineh A, Mukhi S, Tzannou I, Brenner D, Watanabe N, Leen AM, Lulla P. Evaluation of cyclin A1-specific T cells as a potential treatment for acute myeloid leukemia. Blood Adv. 2020 Jan 28; 4(2):387-397. PMID: 31985805; PMCID: PMC6988407.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    15. Torres Chavez A, McKenna MK, Canestrari E, Dann CT, Ramos CA, Lulla P, Leen AM, Vera JF, Watanabe N. Expanding CAR T cells in human platelet lysate renders T cells with in vivo longevity. J Immunother Cancer. 2019 11 28; 7(1):330. PMID: 31779709; PMCID: PMC6883585.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    16. Sukumaran S, Watanabe N, Bajgain P, Raja K, Mohammed S, Fisher WE, Brenner MK, Leen AM, Vera JF. Enhancing the Potency and Specificity of Engineered T Cells for Cancer Treatment. Cancer Discov. 2018 08; 8(8):972-987. PMID: 29880586; PMCID: PMC6428579.
      Citations: 44     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    17. Bajgain P, Tawinwung S, D'Elia L, Sukumaran S, Watanabe N, Hoyos V, Lulla P, Brenner MK, Leen AM, Vera JF. CAR T cell therapy for breast cancer: harnessing the tumor milieu to drive T cell activation. J Immunother Cancer. 2018 05 10; 6(1):34. PMID: 29747685; PMCID: PMC5944113.
      Citations: 39     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    18. Rosewell Shaw A, Porter CE, Watanabe N, Tanoue K, Sikora A, Gottschalk S, Brenner MK, Suzuki M. Adenovirotherapy Delivering Cytokine and Checkpoint Inhibitor Augments CAR T Cells against Metastatic Head and Neck Cancer. Mol Ther. 2017 11 01; 25(11):2440-2451. PMID: 28974431; PMCID: PMC5675597.
      Citations: 77     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    19. Tanoue K, Rosewell Shaw A, Watanabe N, Porter C, Rana B, Gottschalk S, Brenner M, Suzuki M. Armed Oncolytic Adenovirus-Expressing PD-L1 Mini-Body Enhances Antitumor Effects of Chimeric Antigen Receptor T Cells in Solid Tumors. Cancer Res. 2017 04 15; 77(8):2040-2051. PMID: 28235763; PMCID: PMC5392365.
      Citations: 97     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    20. Mohammed S, Sukumaran S, Bajgain P, Watanabe N, Heslop HE, Rooney CM, Brenner MK, Fisher WE, Leen AM, Vera JF. Improving Chimeric Antigen Receptor-Modified T Cell Function by Reversing the Immunosuppressive Tumor Microenvironment of Pancreatic Cancer. Mol Ther. 2017 01 04; 25(1):249-258. PMID: 28129119; PMCID: PMC5363304.
      Citations: 112     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    21. Watanabe N, Bajgain P, Sukumaran S, Ansari S, Heslop HE, Rooney CM, Brenner MK, Leen AM, Vera JF. Fine-tuning the CAR spacer improves T-cell potency. Oncoimmunology. 2016; 5(12):e1253656. PMID: 28180032; PMCID: PMC5214260.
      Citations: 78     Fields:    
    22. Leen AM, Sukumaran S, Watanabe N, Mohammed S, Keirnan J, Yanagisawa R, Anurathapan U, Rendon D, Heslop HE, Rooney CM, Brenner MK, Vera JF. Reversal of tumor immune inhibition using a chimeric cytokine receptor. Mol Ther. 2014 Jun; 22(6):1211-1220. PMID: 24732709; PMCID: PMC4048899.
      Citations: 82     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
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