Benjamin Bitler, PhD
Assistant Professor, Ob/Gyn-Basic Repro Science

Publications

  • Jordan KR, Sikora MJ, Slansky JE, Minic A, Richer JK, Moroney MR, Hu J, Wolsky RJ, Watson ZL, Yamamoto TM, Costello JC, Clauset A, Behbakht K, Kumar TR, Bitler BG. The Capacity of the Ovarian Cancer Tumor Microenvironment to Integrate Inflammation Signaling Conveys a Shorter Disease-free Interval. Clin Cancer Res. 2020 Dec 1;26(23):6362-6373. PubMed PMID: 32928797
  • McMellen A, Woodruff ER, Corr BR, Bitler BG, Moroney MR. Wnt Signaling in Gynecologic Malignancies. Int J Mol Sci. 2020 Jun 16;21(12). PubMed PMID: 32560059
  • Sawyer BT, Qamar L, Yamamoto TM, McMellen A, Watson ZL, Richer JK, Behbakht K, Schlaepfer IR, Bitler BG. Targeting Fatty Acid Oxidation to Promote Anoikis and Inhibit Ovarian Cancer Progression. Mol Cancer Res. 2020 Jul;18(7):1088-1098. PubMed PMID: 32198139
  • Li J, Wang W, Zhang Y, Cieslik M, Guo J, Tan M, Green MD, Wang W, Lin H, Li W, Wei S, Zhou J, Li G, Jing X, Vatan L, Zhao L, Bitler B, Zhang R, Cho KR, Dou Y, Kryczek I, Chan TA, Huntsman D, Chinnaiyan AM, Zou W. Epigenetic driver mutations in ARID1A shape cancer immune phenotype and immunotherapy. J Clin Invest. 2020 May 1;130(5):2712-2726. PubMed PMID: 32027624
  • Watson ZL, Yamamoto TM, McMellen A, Kim H, Hughes CJ, Wheeler LJ, Post MD, Behbakht K, Bitler BG. Histone methyltransferases EHMT1 and EHMT2 (GLP/G9A) maintain PARP inhibitor resistance in high-grade serous ovarian carcinoma. Clin Epigenetics. 2019 Nov 27;11(1):165. PubMed PMID: 31775874
  • Rao DM, Shackleford MT, Bordeaux EK, Sottnik JL, Ferguson RL, Yamamoto TM, Wellberg EA, Bitler BG, Sikora MJ. Wnt family member 4 (WNT4) and WNT3A activate cell-autonomous Wnt signaling independent of porcupine O-acyltransferase or Wnt secretion. J Biol Chem. 2019 Nov 18. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31740580
  • Smith LP, Bitler BG, Richer JK, Christenson JL. Tryptophan catabolism in epithelial ovarian carcinoma. Trends Cancer Res. 2019;14:1-9. PubMed PMID: 31736606
  • Park PH, Yamamoto TM, Li H, Alcivar AL, Xia B, Wang Y, Bernhardy AJ, Turner KM, Kossenkov AV, Watson ZL, Behbakht K, Casadei S, Swisher EM, Mischel PS, Johnson N, Bitler BG. Amplification of the mutation-carrying BRCA2 allele promotes RAD51 loading and PARP inhibitor resistance in the absence of reversion mutations. Mol Cancer Ther. 2019 Oct 1. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31575654
  • Wheeler LJ, Watson ZL, Qamar L, Yamamoto TM, Sawyer BT, Sullivan KD, Khanal S, Joshi M, Ferchaud-Roucher V, Smith H, Vanderlinden LA, Brubaker SW, Caino CM, Kim H, Espinosa JM, Richer JK, Bitler BG. Multi-Omic Approaches Identify Metabolic and Autophagy Regulators Important in Ovarian Cancer Dissemination. iScience. 2019 Sep 27;19:474-491. PubMed PMID: 31437751
  • Ramzan AA, Bitler BG, Hicks D, Barner K, Qamar L, Behbakht K, Powell T, Jansson T, Wilson H. Adiponectin receptor agonist AdipoRon induces apoptotic cell death and suppresses proliferation in human ovarian cancer cells. Mol Cell Biochem. 2019 Nov;461(1-2):37-46. PubMed PMID: 31292831
  • Yamamoto TM, McMellen A, Watson ZL, Aguilera J, Ferguson R, Nurmemmedov E, Thakar T, Moldovan GL, Kim H, Cittelly DM, Joglar AM, Brennecke EP, Wilson H, Behbakht K, Sikora MJ, Bitler BG. Activation of Wnt signaling promotes olaparib resistant ovarian cancer. Mol Carcinog. 2019 Oct;58(10):1770-1782. PubMed PMID: 31219654
  • Dahl ES, Buj R, Leon KE, Newell JM, Imamura Y, Bitler BG, Snyder NW, Aird KM. Targeting IDH1 as a Prosenescent Therapy in High-grade Serous Ovarian Cancer. Mol Cancer Res. 2019 Aug;17(8):1710-1720. PubMed PMID: 31110157
  • Breed C, Hicks DA, Webb PG, Galimanis CE, Bitler BG, Behbakht K, Baumgartner HK. Ovarian Tumor Cell Expression of Claudin-4 Reduces Apoptotic Response to Paclitaxel. Mol Cancer Res. 2019 Mar;17(3):741-750. PubMed PMID: 30606772
  • Watson ZL, Bitler BG. Type I Protein Arginine Methyltransferases Overexpression Promotes Transformation and Potentiates Her2/Neu-Driven Tumorigenesis. Cancer Res. 2019 Jan 1;79(1):3-4. PubMed PMID: 30602621
  • Wheeler LJ, Watson ZL, Qamar L, Yamamoto TM, Post MD, Berning AA, Spillman MA, Behbakht K, Bitler BG. CBX2 identified as driver of anoikis escape and dissemination in high grade serous ovarian cancer. Oncogenesis. 2018 Nov 26;7(11):92. PubMed PMID: 30478317
  • Wu S, Fatkhutdinov N, Fukumoto T, Bitler BG, Park PH, Kossenkov AV, Trizzino M, Tang HY, Zhang L, Gardini A, Speicher DW, Zhang R. SWI/SNF catalytic subunits' switch drives resistance to EZH2 inhibitors in ARID1A-mutated cells. Nat Commun. 2018 Oct 8;9(1):4116. PubMed PMID: 30297712
  • Gordon MA, Babbs B, Cochrane DR, Bitler BG, Richer JK. The long non-coding RNA MALAT1 promotes ovarian cancer progression by regulating RBFOX2-mediated alternative splicing. Mol Carcinog. 2018 Oct 8. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30294913
  • Singha B, Harper SL, Goldman AR, Bitler BG, Aird KM, Borowsky ME, Cadungog MG, Liu Q, Zhang R, Jean S, Drapkin R, Speicher DW. CLIC1 and CLIC4 complement CA125 as a diagnostic biomarker panel for all subtypes of epithelial ovarian cancer. Sci Rep. 2018 Oct 3;8(1):14725. PubMed PMID: 30282979
  • Fukumoto T, Park PH, Wu S, Fatkhutdinov N, Karakashev S, Nacarelli T, Kossenkov AV, Speicher DW, Jean S, Zhang L, Wang TL, Shih IM, Conejo-Garcia JR, Bitler BG, Zhang R. Repurposing Pan-HDAC Inhibitors for ARID1A-Mutated Ovarian Cancer. Cell Rep. 2018 Mar 27;22(13):3393-3400. PubMed PMID: 29590609
  • Karakashev S, Zhu H, Wu S, Yokoyama Y, Bitler BG, Park PH, Lee JH, Kossenkov AV, Gaonkar KS, Yan H, Drapkin R, Conejo-Garcia JR, Speicher DW, Ordog T, Zhang R. CARM1-expressing ovarian cancer depends on the histone methyltransferase EZH2 activity. Nat Commun. 2018 Feb 12;9(1):631. PubMed PMID: 29434212
  • Karakashev S, Zhu H, Yokoyama Y, Zhao B, Fatkhutdinov N, Kossenkov AV, Wilson AJ, Simpkins F, Speicher D, Khabele D, Bitler BG, Zhang R. BET Bromodomain Inhibition Synergizes with PARP Inhibitor in Epithelial Ovarian Cancer. Cell Rep. 2017 Dec 19;21(12):3398-3405. PubMed PMID: 29262321
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Department: Ob/Gyn-Basic Repro Science
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