Yuwen Zhu, PhD
Associate Professor, Surgery-Surgical Oncology

Publications

  • Torphy RJ, Sun Y, Lin R, Caffrey-Carr A, Fujiwara Y, Ho F, Miller EN, McCarter MD, Lyons TR, Schulick RD, Kedl RM, Zhu Y. GPR182 limits antitumor immunity via chemokine scavenging in mouse melanoma models. Nat Commun. 2022 Jan 10;13(1):97. PubMed PMID: 35013216
  • Piper M, Van Court B, Mueller A, Watanabe S, Bickett T, Bhatia S, Darragh LB, Mayeda M, Nguyen D, Gadwa J, Knitz M, Corbo S, Morgan R, Lee JJ, Dent A, Goodman K, Messersmith W, Schulick R, Del Chiaro M, Zhu Y, Kedl RM, Lenz L, Karam SD. Targeting Treg-Expressed STAT3 Enhances NK-Mediated Surveillance of Metastasis and Improves Therapeutic Response in Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma. Clin Cancer Res. 2021 Dec 3. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 34862244
  • Fujiwara Y, Torphy RJ, Sun Y, Miller EN, Ho F, Borcherding N, Wu T, Torres RM, Zhang W, Schulick RD, Zhu Y. The GPR171 pathway suppresses T cell activation and limits antitumor immunity. Nat Commun. 2021 Oct 6;12(1):5857. PubMed PMID: 34615877
  • Kim MC, Borcherding N, Ahmed KK, Voigt AP, Vishwakarma A, Kolb R, Kluz PN, Pandey G, De U, Drashansky T, Helm EY, Zhang X, Gibson-Corley KN, Klesney-Tait J, Zhu Y, Lu J, Lu J, Huang X, Xiang H, Cheng J, Wang D, Wang Z, Tang J, Hu J, Wang Z, Liu H, Li M, Zhuang H, Avram D, Zhou D, Bacher R, Zheng SG, Wu X, Zakharia Y, Zhang W. CD177 modulates the function and homeostasis of tumor-infiltrating regulatory T cells. Nat Commun. 2021 Oct 1;12(1):5764. PubMed PMID: 34599187
  • Sun Y, Chen W, Torphy RJ, Yao S, Zhu G, Lin R, Lugano R, Miller EN, Fujiwara Y, Bian L, Zheng L, Anand S, Gao F, Zhang W, Ferrara SE, Goodspeed AE, Dimberg A, Wang XJ, Edil BH, Barnett CC, Schulick RD, Chen L, Zhu Y. Blockade of the CD93 pathway normalizes tumor vasculature to facilitate drug delivery and immunotherapy. Sci Transl Med. 2021 Jul 28;13(604). PubMed PMID: 34321321
  • Yao C, Lou G, Sun HW, Zhu Z, Sun Y, Chen Z, Chauss D, Moseman EA, Cheng J, D'Antonio MA, Shi W, Shi J, Kometani K, Kurosaki T, Wherry EJ, Afzali B, Gattinoni L, Zhu Y, McGavern DB, O'Shea JJ, Schwartzberg PL, Wu T. Author Correction: BACH2 enforces the transcriptional and epigenetic programs of stem-like CD8( ) T cells. Nat Immunol. 2021 Apr;22(4):530. PubMed PMID: 33658708
  • Halpern AL, Fitz JG, Fujiwara Y, Yi J, Anderson AL, Zhu Y, Schulick RD, El Kasmi KC, Barnett CC Jr. Hepatic thermal injury promotes colorectal cancer engraftment in C57/black 6 mice. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2021 Jan 1;320(1):C142-C151. PubMed PMID: 33175574
  • Jin T, Wang C, Tian Y, Dai C, Zhu Y, Xu F. Mitochondrial metabolic reprogramming: An important player in liver cancer progression. Cancer Lett. 2020 Feb 1;470:197-203. PubMed PMID: 31783085
  • Halpern AL, Fitz JG, Fujiwara Y, Yi J, Anderson AL, Zhu Y, Schulick RD, El Kasmi KC, Barnett CC Jr. Hepatic Thermal Injury Promotes Colorectal Cancer Engraftment in C57/black 6 Mice. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2020 Nov 11. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33175574
  • Torphy RJ, Schulick RD, Zhu Y. Understanding the immune landscape and tumor microenvironment of pancreatic cancer to improve immunotherapy. Mol Carcinog. 2020 Jul;59(7):775-782. PubMed PMID: 32166821
  • Jin T, Wang C, Tian Y, Dai C, Zhu Y, Xu F. Mitochondrial metabolic reprogramming: An important player in liver cancer progression. Cancer Lett. 2020 Feb 1;470:197-203. PubMed PMID: 31783085
  • Ma J, Liu F, Sheu WC, Meng Z, Xie Y, Xu H, Li M, Chen AT, Liu J, Bao Y, Zhang X, Zhang S, Zhang L, Zou Z, Wu H, Wang H, Zhu Y, Zhou J. Copresentation of Tumor Antigens and Costimulatory Molecules via Biomimetic Nanoparticles for Effective Cancer Immunotherapy. Nano Lett. 2020 Jun 10;20(6):4084-4094. PubMed PMID: 32379462
  • Kolb R, Kluz P, Tan ZW, Borcherding N, Bormann N, Vishwakarma A, Balcziak L, Zhu P, Davies BS, Gourronc F, Liu LZ, Ge X, Jiang BH, Gibson-Corley K, Klingelhutz A, Tan NS, Zhu Y, Sutterwala FS, Shen X, Zhang W. Obesity-associated inflammation promotes angiogenesis and breast cancer via angiopoietin-like 4. Oncogene. 2019 Mar;38(13):2351-2363. PubMed PMID: 30518876
  • Tian Y, Sun Y, Gao F, Koenig MR, Sunderland A, Fujiwara Y, Torphy RJ, Chen L, Edil BH, Schulick RD, Zhu Y. CD28H expression identifies resident memory CD8   T cells with less cytotoxicity in human peripheral tissues and cancers. Oncoimmunology. 2019;8(2):e1538440. PubMed PMID: 30713797
  • Kolb R, Kluz P, Tan ZW, Borcherding N, Bormann N, Vishwakarma A, Balcziak L, Zhu P, Davies BS, Gourronc F, Liu LZ, Ge X, Jiang BH, Gibson-Corley K, Klingelhutz A, Tan NS, Zhu Y, Sutterwala FS, Shen X, Zhang W. Obesity-associated inflammation promotes angiogenesis and breast cancer via angiopoietin-like 4. Oncogene. 2018 Dec 5. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30518876
  • Fujiwara Y, Sun Y, Torphy RJ, He J, Yanaga K, Edil BH, Schulick RD, Zhu Y. Pomalidomide Inhibits PD-L1 Induction to Promote Antitumor Immunity. Cancer Res. 2018 Dec 1;78(23):6655-6665. PubMed PMID: 30315115
  • Torphy RJ, Zhu Y, Schulick RD. Immunotherapy for pancreatic cancer: Barriers and breakthroughs. Ann Gastroenterol Surg. 2018 Jul;2(4):274-281. PubMed PMID: 30003190
  • Xu F, Jin T, Zhu Y, Dai C. Immune checkpoint therapy in liver cancer. J Exp Clin Cancer Res. 2018 May 29;37(1):110. PubMed PMID: 29843754
  • Borcherding N, Kolb R, Gullicksrud J, Vikas P, Zhu Y, Zhang W. Keeping Tumors in Check: A Mechanistic Review of Clinical Response and Resistance to Immune Checkpoint Blockade in Cancer. J Mol Biol. 2018 Jul 6;430(14):2014-2029. PubMed PMID: 29800567
  • Torphy RJ, Schulick RD, Zhu Y. Newly Emerging Immune Checkpoints: Promises for Future Cancer Therapy. Int J Mol Sci. 2017 Dec 6;18(12). PubMed PMID: 29211042
  • Xu F, Sunderland A, Zhou Y, Schulick RD, Edil BH, Zhu Y. Blockade of CD112R and TIGIT signaling sensitizes human natural killer cell functions. Cancer Immunol Immunother. 2017 Oct;66(10):1367-1375. PubMed PMID: 28623459
  • Zhu Y, Paniccia A, Schulick AC, Chen W, Koenig MR, Byers JT, Yao S, Bevers S, Edil BH. Identification of CD112R as a novel checkpoint for human T cells. J Exp Med. 2016 Jan 11. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26755705
  • Zhu Y, Paniccia A, Schulick AC, Chen W, Koenig MR, Byers JT, Yao S, Bevers S, Edil BH. Identification of CD112R as a novel checkpoint for human T cells. J Exp Med. 2016 Feb 8;213(2):167-76. PubMed PMID: 26755705
  • Bastman JJ, Serracino HS, Zhu Y, Koenig MR, Mateescu V, Sams SB, Davies KD, Raeburn CD, McIntyre RC Jr, Haugen BR, French JD. Tumor-Infiltrating T Cells and the PD-1 Checkpoint Pathway in Advanced Differentiated and Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2016 Jul;101(7):2863-73. PubMed PMID: 27045886
  • Zhu Y, Yao S, Augustine MM, Xu H, Wang J, Sun J, Broadwater M, Ruff W, Luo L, Zhu G, Tamada K, Chen L. Neuron-specific SALM5 limits inflammation in the CNS via its interaction with HVEM. Sci Adv. 2016 Apr 8;2(4):e1500637. PubMed PMID: 27152329
  • Yu X, Koenig MR, Zhu Y. Plasma miRNA, an emerging biomarker for pancreatic cancer. Ann Transl Med. 2015 Nov;3(19):297. PubMed PMID: 26697457
  • Luo L, Zhu G, Xu H, Yao S, Zhou G, Zhu Y, Tamada K, Huang L, Flies AD, Broadwater M, Ruff W, van Deursen JM, Melero I, Zhu Z, Chen L. B7-H3 Promotes Pathogenesis of Autoimmune Disease and Inflammation by Regulating the Activity of Different T Cell Subsets. PLoS One. 2015;10(6):e0130126. PubMed PMID: 26065426
  • Paniccia A, Merkow J, Edil BH, Zhu Y. Immunotherapy for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma: an overview of clinical trials. Chin J Cancer Res. 2015 Aug;27(4):376-91. PubMed PMID: 26361407
  • Zhu Y, Chen L. CD137 as a biomarker for tumor-reactive T cells: finding gold in the desert. Clin Cancer Res. 2014 Jan 1;20(1):3-5. PubMed PMID: 24166912
  • Zhu Y, Chen L. CD137 as a biomarker for tumor-reactive T cells: finding gold in the desert. Clin Cancer Res. 2014 Jan 1;20(1):3-5. PubMed PMID: 24166912
  • Byers JT, Paniccia A, Kaplan J, Koenig M, Kahn N, Wilson L, Chen L, Schulick RD, Edil BH, Zhu Y. Expression of the Novel Costimulatory Molecule B7-H5 in Pancreatic Cancer. Ann Surg Oncol. 2014 Dec 18. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25519928
  • Zhu Y, Yao S, Iliopoulou BP, Han X, Augustine MM, Xu H, Phennicie RT, Flies SJ, Broadwater M, Ruff W, Taube JM, Zheng L, Luo L, Zhu G, Chen J, Chen L. B7-H5 costimulates human T cells via CD28H. Nat Commun. 2013;4:2043. PubMed PMID: 23784006
  • Yao S, Zhu Y, Chen L. Advances in targeting cell surface signalling molecules for immune modulation. Nat Rev Drug Discov. 2013 Feb;12(2):130-46. PubMed PMID: 23370250
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