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Thomas Westbrook

TitleProfessor
InstitutionBaylor College of Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
DivisionBiochemistry & Molecular Biology
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    InstitutionBaylor College of Medicine
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    DepartmentDepartment of Molecular & Human Genetics
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    DepartmentDepartment of Pediatrics
    DivisionPediatrics-Hematology & Oncology


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    R01CA178039     (WESTBROOK, THOMAS)Jul 1, 2013 - Apr 30, 2018
    NIH/NCI
    Discovering genetic networks of triple-negative breast cancer
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R01CA215226     (WESTBROOK, THOMAS)Feb 5, 2018 - Jan 31, 2023
    NIH/NCI
    New Vulnerabilities in MYC-Driven Breast Cancer
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Hirukawa A, Singh S, Wang J, Rennhack JP, Swiatnicki M, Sanguin-Gendreau V, Zuo D, Daldoul K, Lavoie C, Park M, Andrechek ER, Westbrook TF, Harris LN, Varadan V, Smith HW, Muller WJ. Reduction of Global H3K27me3 Enhances HER2/ErbB2 Targeted Therapy. Cell Rep. 2019 Oct 08; 29(2):249-257.e8. PMID: 31597089.
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    2. Kim IS, Gao Y, Welte T, Wang H, Liu J, Janghorban M, Sheng K, Niu Y, Goldstein A, Zhao N, Bado I, Lo HC, Toneff MJ, Nguyen T, Bu W, Jiang W, Arnold J, Gu F, He J, Jebakumar D, Walker K, Li Y, Mo Q, Westbrook TF, Zong C, Rao A, Sreekumar A, Rosen JM, Zhang XH. Immuno-subtyping of breast cancer reveals distinct myeloid cell profiles and immunotherapy resistance mechanisms. Nat Cell Biol. 2019 Sep; 21(9):1113-1126. PMID: 31451770.
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    3. Mowery CT, Reyes JM, Cabal-Hierro L, Higby KJ, Karlin KL, Wang JH, Kimmerling RJ, Cejas P, Lim K, Li H, Furusawa T, Long HW, Pellman D, Chapuy B, Bustin M, Manalis SR, Westbrook TF, Lin CY, Lane AA. Trisomy of a Down Syndrome Critical Region Globally Amplifies Transcription via HMGN1 Overexpression. Cell Rep. 2018 11 13; 25(7):1898-1911.e5. PMID: 30428356.
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    4. Rousseaux MWC, Vázquez-Vélez GE, Al-Ramahi I, Jeong HH, Bajic A, Revelli JP, Ye H, Phan ET, Deger JM, Perez AM, Kim JY, Lavery LA, Xu Q, Li MZ, Kang H, Kim JJ, Shulman JM, Westbrook TF, Elledge SJ, Liu Z, Botas J, Zoghbi HY. A Druggable Genome Screen Identifies Modifiers of a-Synuclein Levels via a Tiered Cross-Species Validation Approach. J Neurosci. 2018 10 24; 38(43):9286-9301. PMID: 30249792.
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    5. Dasgupta S, Rajapakshe K, Zhu B, Nikolai BC, Yi P, Putluri N, Choi JM, Jung SY, Coarfa C, Westbrook TF, Zhang XH, Foulds CE, Tsai SY, Tsai MJ, O'Malley BW. Metabolic enzyme PFKFB4 activates transcriptional coactivator SRC-3 to drive breast cancer. Nature. 2018 04; 556(7700):249-254. PMID: 29615789.
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    6. Nair A, Chung HC, Sun T, Tyagi S, Dobrolecki LE, Dominguez-Vidana R, Kurley SJ, Orellana M, Renwick A, Henke DM, Katsonis P, Schmitt E, Chan DW, Li H, Mao S, Petrovic I, Creighton CJ, Gutierrez C, Dubrulle J, Stossi F, Tyner JW, Lichtarge O, Lin CY, Zhang B, Scott KL, Hilsenbeck SG, Sun J, Yu X, Osborne CK, Schiff R, Christensen JG, Shields DJ, Rimawi MF, Ellis MJ, Shaw CA, Lewis MT, Westbrook TF. Combinatorial inhibition of PTPN12-regulated receptors leads to a broadly effective therapeutic strategy in triple-negative breast cancer. Nat Med. 2018 05; 24(4):505-511. PMID: 29578538.
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    7. Sack LM, Davoli T, Li MZ, Li Y, Xu Q, Naxerova K, Wooten EC, Bernardi RJ, Martin TD, Chen T, Leng Y, Liang AC, Scorsone KA, Westbrook TF, Wong KK, Elledge SJ. Profound Tissue Specificity in Proliferation Control Underlies Cancer Drivers and Aneuploidy Patterns. Cell. 2018 04 05; 173(2):499-514.e23. PMID: 29576454.
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    8. Zeid R, Lawlor MA, Poon E, Reyes JM, Fulciniti M, Lopez MA, Scott TG, Nabet B, Erb MA, Winter GE, Jacobson Z, Polaski DR, Karlin KL, Hirsch RA, Munshi NP, Westbrook TF, Chesler L, Lin CY, Bradner JE. Enhancer invasion shapes MYCN-dependent transcriptional amplification in neuroblastoma. Nat Genet. 2018 04; 50(4):515-523. PMID: 29379199.
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    9. Zhang Y, Kwok-Shing Ng P, Kucherlapati M, Chen F, Liu Y, Tsang YH, de Velasco G, Jeong KJ, Akbani R, Hadjipanayis A, Pantazi A, Bristow CA, Lee E, Mahadeshwar HS, Tang J, Zhang J, Yang L, Seth S, Lee S, Ren X, Song X, Sun H, Seidman J, Luquette LJ, Xi R, Chin L, Protopopov A, Westbrook TF, Shelley CS, Choueiri TK, Ittmann M, Van Waes C, Weinstein JN, Liang H, Henske EP, Godwin AK, Park PJ, Kucherlapati R, Scott KL, Mills GB, Kwiatkowski DJ, Creighton CJ. A Pan-Cancer Proteogenomic Atlas of PI3K/AKT/mTOR Pathway Alterations. Cancer Cell. 2017 06 12; 31(6):820-832.e3. PMID: 28528867.
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    10. Rousseaux MW, de Haro M, Lasagna-Reeves CA, De Maio A, Park J, Jafar-Nejad P, Al-Ramahi I, Sharma A, See L, Lu N, Vilanova-Velez L, Klisch TJ, Westbrook TF, Troncoso JC, Botas J, Zoghbi HY. TRIM28 regulates the nuclear accumulation and toxicity of both alpha-synuclein and tau. Elife. 2016 10 25; 5. PMID: 27779468.
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    11. Lasagna-Reeves CA, de Haro M, Hao S, Park J, Rousseaux MW, Al-Ramahi I, Jafar-Nejad P, Vilanova-Velez L, See L, De Maio A, Nitschke L, Wu Z, Troncoso JC, Westbrook TF, Tang J, Botas J, Zoghbi HY. Reduction of Nuak1 Decreases Tau and Reverses Phenotypes in a Tauopathy Mouse Model. Neuron. 2016 Oct 19; 92(2):407-418. PMID: 27720485.
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    12. Welte T, Kim IS, Tian L, Gao X, Wang H, Li J, Holdman XB, Herschkowitz JI, Pond A, Xie G, Kurley S, Nguyen T, Liao L, Dobrolecki LE, Pang L, Mo Q, Edwards DP, Huang S, Xin L, Xu J, Li Y, Lewis MT, Wang T, Westbrook TF, Rosen JM, Zhang XH. Erratum: Oncogenic mTOR signalling recruits myeloid-derived suppressor cells to promote tumour initiation. Nat Cell Biol. 2016 06 28; 18(7):822. PMID: 27350446.
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    13. Welte T, Kim IS, Tian L, Gao X, Wang H, Li J, Holdman XB, Herschkowitz JI, Pond A, Xie G, Kurley S, Nguyen T, Liao L, Dobrolecki LE, Pang L, Mo Q, Edwards DP, Huang S, Xin L, Xu J, Li Y, Lewis MT, Wang T, Westbrook TF, Rosen JM, Zhang XH. Oncogenic mTOR signalling recruits myeloid-derived suppressor cells to promote tumour initiation. Nat Cell Biol. 2016 06; 18(6):632-44. PMID: 27183469.
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    14. Mahamdallie SS, Hanks S, Karlin KL, Zachariou A, Perdeaux ER, Ruark E, Shaw CA, Renwick A, Ramsay E, Yost S, Elliott A, Birch J, Capra M, Gray J, Hale J, Kingston J, Levitt G, McLean T, Sheridan E, Renwick A, Seal S, Stiller C, Sebire N, Westbrook TF, Rahman N. Corrigendum: Mutations in the transcriptional repressor REST predispose to Wilms tumor. Nat Genet. 2016 Apr; 48(4):473. PMID: 27023775.
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    15. Mahamdallie SS, Hanks S, Karlin KL, Zachariou A, Perdeaux ER, Ruark E, Shaw CA, Renwick A, Ramsay E, Yost S, Elliott A, Birch J, Capra M, Gray J, Hale J, Kingston J, Levitt G, McLean T, Sheridan E, Renwick A, Seal S, Stiller C, Sebire N, Westbrook TF, Rahman N. Mutations in the transcriptional repressor REST predispose to Wilms tumor. Nat Genet. 2015 Dec; 47(12):1471-4. PMID: 26551668.
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    16. Hsu TY, Simon LM, Neill NJ, Marcotte R, Sayad A, Bland CS, Echeverria GV, Sun T, Kurley SJ, Tyagi S, Karlin KL, Dominguez-Vidaña R, Hartman JD, Renwick A, Scorsone K, Bernardi RJ, Skinner SO, Jain A, Orellana M, Lagisetti C, Golding I, Jung SY, Neilson JR, Zhang XH, Cooper TA, Webb TR, Neel BG, Shaw CA, Westbrook TF. The spliceosome is a therapeutic vulnerability in MYC-driven cancer. Nature. 2015 Sep 17; 525(7569):384-8. PMID: 26331541.
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    17. Izhar L, Adamson B, Ciccia A, Lewis J, Pontano-Vaites L, Leng Y, Liang AC, Westbrook TF, Harper JW, Elledge SJ. A Systematic Analysis of Factors Localized to Damaged Chromatin Reveals PARP-Dependent Recruitment of Transcription Factors. Cell Rep. 2015 Jun 09; 11(9):1486-500. PMID: 26004182.
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    18. Wang H, Yu C, Gao X, Welte T, Muscarella AM, Tian L, Zhao H, Zhao Z, Du S, Tao J, Lee B, Westbrook TF, Wong ST, Jin X, Rosen JM, Osborne CK, Zhang XH. The osteogenic niche promotes early-stage bone colonization of disseminated breast cancer cells. Cancer Cell. 2015 Feb 09; 27(2):193-210. PMID: 25600338.
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    19. Karlin KL, Mondal G, Hartman JK, Tyagi S, Kurley SJ, Bland CS, Hsu TY, Renwick A, Fang JE, Migliaccio I, Callaway C, Nair A, Dominguez-Vidana R, Nguyen DX, Osborne CK, Schiff R, Yu-Lee LY, Jung SY, Edwards DP, Hilsenbeck SG, Rosen JM, Zhang XH, Shaw CA, Couch FJ, Westbrook TF. The oncogenic STP axis promotes triple-negative breast cancer via degradation of the REST tumor suppressor. Cell Rep. 2014 Nov 20; 9(4):1318-32. PMID: 25453754.
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    20. Fu X, Creighton CJ, Biswal NC, Kumar V, Shea M, Herrera S, Contreras A, Gutierrez C, Wang T, Nanda S, Giuliano M, Morrison G, Nardone A, Karlin KL, Westbrook TF, Heiser LM, Anur P, Spellman P, Guichard SM, Smith PD, Davies BR, Klinowska T, Lee AV, Mills GB, Rimawi MF, Hilsenbeck SG, Gray JW, Joshi A, Osborne CK, Schiff R. Overcoming endocrine resistance due to reduced PTEN levels in estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer by co-targeting mammalian target of rapamycin, protein kinase B, or mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase. Breast Cancer Res. 2014 Sep 11; 16(5):430. PMID: 25212826.
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    21. Miao Q, Ku AT, Nishino Y, Howard JM, Rao AS, Shaver TM, Garcia GE, Le DN, Karlin KL, Westbrook TF, Poli V, Nguyen H. Tcf3 promotes cell migration and wound repair through regulation of lipocalin 2. Nat Commun. 2014 Jun 09; 5:4088. PMID: 24909826.
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    22. Villegas E, Kabotyanski EB, Shore AN, Creighton CJ, Westbrook TF, Rosen JM. Plk2 regulates mitotic spindle orientation and mammary gland development. Development. 2014 Apr; 141(7):1562-71. PMID: 24598160.
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    23. Terunuma A, Putluri N, Mishra P, Mathé EA, Dorsey TH, Yi M, Wallace TA, Issaq HJ, Zhou M, Killian JK, Stevenson HS, Karoly ED, Chan K, Samanta S, Prieto D, Hsu TY, Kurley SJ, Putluri V, Sonavane R, Edelman DC, Wulff J, Starks AM, Yang Y, Kittles RA, Yfantis HG, Lee DH, Ioffe OB, Schiff R, Stephens RM, Meltzer PS, Veenstra TD, Westbrook TF, Sreekumar A, Ambs S. MYC-driven accumulation of 2-hydroxyglutarate is associated with breast cancer prognosis. J Clin Invest. 2014 Jan; 124(1):398-412. PMID: 24316975.
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    24. Park J, Al-Ramahi I, Tan Q, Mollema N, Diaz-Garcia JR, Gallego-Flores T, Lu HC, Lagalwar S, Duvick L, Kang H, Lee Y, Jafar-Nejad P, Sayegh LS, Richman R, Liu X, Gao Y, Shaw CA, Arthur JSC, Orr HT, Westbrook TF, Botas J, Zoghbi HY. RAS-MAPK-MSK1 pathway modulates ataxin 1 protein levels and toxicity in SCA1. Nature. 2013 Jun 20; 498(7454):325-331. PMID: 23719381.
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    25. Cheung WK, Zhao M, Liu Z, Stevens LE, Cao PD, Fang JE, Westbrook TF, Nguyen DX. Control of alveolar differentiation by the lineage transcription factors GATA6 and HOPX inhibits lung adenocarcinoma metastasis. Cancer Cell. 2013 Jun 10; 23(6):725-38. PMID: 23707782.
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    26. Pavlova NN, Pallasch C, Elia AE, Braun CJ, Westbrook TF, Hemann M, Elledge SJ. A role for PVRL4-driven cell-cell interactions in tumorigenesis. Elife. 2013 Apr 30; 2:e00358. PMID: 23682311.
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    27. Dave B, Landis MD, Tweardy DJ, Chang JC, Dobrolecki LE, Wu MF, Zhang X, Westbrook TF, Hilsenbeck SG, Liu D, Lewis MT. Selective small molecule Stat3 inhibitor reduces breast cancer tumor-initiating cells and improves recurrence free survival in a human-xenograft model. PLoS One. 2012; 7(8):e30207. PMID: 22879872.
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    28. Pei Y, Moore CE, Wang J, Tewari AK, Eroshkin A, Cho YJ, Witt H, Korshunov A, Read TA, Sun JL, Schmitt EM, Miller CR, Buckley AF, McLendon RE, Westbrook TF, Northcott PA, Taylor MD, Pfister SM, Febbo PG, Wechsler-Reya RJ. An animal model of MYC-driven medulloblastoma. Cancer Cell. 2012 Feb 14; 21(2):155-67. PMID: 22340590.
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    29. Kessler JD, Kahle KT, Sun T, Meerbrey KL, Schlabach MR, Schmitt EM, Skinner SO, Xu Q, Li MZ, Hartman ZC, Rao M, Yu P, Dominguez-Vidana R, Liang AC, Solimini NL, Bernardi RJ, Yu B, Hsu T, Golding I, Luo J, Osborne CK, Creighton CJ, Hilsenbeck SG, Schiff R, Shaw CA, Elledge SJ, Westbrook TF. A SUMOylation-dependent transcriptional subprogram is required for Myc-driven tumorigenesis. Science. 2012 Jan 20; 335(6066):348-53. PMID: 22157079.
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    30. Sun T, Aceto N, Meerbrey KL, Kessler JD, Zhou C, Migliaccio I, Nguyen DX, Pavlova NN, Botero M, Huang J, Bernardi RJ, Schmitt E, Hu G, Li MZ, Dephoure N, Gygi SP, Rao M, Creighton CJ, Hilsenbeck SG, Shaw CA, Muzny D, Gibbs RA, Wheeler DA, Osborne CK, Schiff R, Bentires-Alj M, Elledge SJ, Westbrook TF. Activation of multiple proto-oncogenic tyrosine kinases in breast cancer via loss of the PTPN12 phosphatase. Cell. 2011 Mar 04; 144(5):703-18. PMID: 21376233.
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    31. Meerbrey KL, Hu G, Kessler JD, Roarty K, Li MZ, Fang JE, Herschkowitz JI, Burrows AE, Ciccia A, Sun T, Schmitt EM, Bernardi RJ, Fu X, Bland CS, Cooper TA, Schiff R, Rosen JM, Westbrook TF, Elledge SJ. The pINDUCER lentiviral toolkit for inducible RNA interference in vitro and in vivo. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011 Mar 01; 108(9):3665-70. PMID: 21307310.
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    32. Luo J, Emanuele MJ, Li D, Creighton CJ, Schlabach MR, Westbrook TF, Wong KK, Elledge SJ. A genome-wide RNAi screen identifies multiple synthetic lethal interactions with the Ras oncogene. Cell. 2009 May 29; 137(5):835-48. PMID: 19490893.
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    33. Mulligan P, Westbrook TF, Ottinger M, Pavlova N, Chang B, Macia E, Shi YJ, Barretina J, Liu J, Howley PM, Elledge SJ, Shi Y. CDYL bridges REST and histone methyltransferases for gene repression and suppression of cellular transformation. Mol Cell. 2008 Dec 05; 32(5):718-26. PMID: 19061646.
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    34. Westbrook TF, Hu G, Ang XL, Mulligan P, Pavlova NN, Liang A, Leng Y, Maehr R, Shi Y, Harper JW, Elledge SJ. SCFbeta-TRCP controls oncogenic transformation and neural differentiation through REST degradation. Nature. 2008 Mar 20; 452(7185):370-4. PMID: 18354483.
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    35. Schlabach MR, Luo J, Solimini NL, Hu G, Xu Q, Li MZ, Zhao Z, Smogorzewska A, Sowa ME, Ang XL, Westbrook TF, Liang AC, Chang K, Hackett JA, Harper JW, Hannon GJ, Elledge SJ. Cancer proliferation gene discovery through functional genomics. Science. 2008 Feb 01; 319(5863):620-4. PMID: 18239126.
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    36. Berger W, Abelson MB, Gomes PJ, Beck M, Kimura S, Westbrook T, Storms W, Galant S. Effects of adjuvant therapy with 0.1% olopatadine hydrochloride ophthalmic solution on quality of life in patients with allergic rhinitis using systemic or nasal therapy. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2005 Oct; 95(4):361-71. PMID: 16279567.
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    37. Westbrook TF, Martin ES, Schlabach MR, Leng Y, Liang AC, Feng B, Zhao JJ, Roberts TM, Mandel G, Hannon GJ, Depinho RA, Chin L, Elledge SJ. A genetic screen for candidate tumor suppressors identifies REST. Cell. 2005 Jun 17; 121(6):837-48. PMID: 15960972.
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    38. Westbrook TF, Stegmeier F, Elledge SJ. Dissecting cancer pathways and vulnerabilities with RNAi. Cold Spring Harb Symp Quant Biol. 2005; 70:435-44. PMID: 16869781.
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    39. Paddison PJ, Silva JM, Conklin DS, Schlabach M, Li M, Aruleba S, Balija V, O'Shaughnessy A, Gnoj L, Scobie K, Chang K, Westbrook T, Cleary M, Sachidanandam R, McCombie WR, Elledge SJ, Hannon GJ. A resource for large-scale RNA-interference-based screens in mammals. Nature. 2004 Mar 25; 428(6981):427-31. PMID: 15042091.
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    40. Westbrook TF, Nguyen DX, Thrash BR, McCance DJ. E7 abolishes raf-induced arrest via mislocalization of p21(Cip1). Mol Cell Biol. 2002 Oct; 22(20):7041-52. PMID: 12242284.
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    41. Nguyen DX, Westbrook TF, McCance DJ. Human papillomavirus type 16 E7 maintains elevated levels of the cdc25A tyrosine phosphatase during deregulation of cell cycle arrest. J Virol. 2002 Jan; 76(2):619-32. PMID: 11752153.
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    42. McMurray HR, Nguyen D, Westbrook TF, McAnce DJ. Biology of human papillomaviruses. Int J Exp Pathol. 2001 Feb; 82(1):15-33. PMID: 11422538.
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