Rui Zhao, PhD
Professor, Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics

Publications

  • Zhou H, Blevins MA, Hsu JY, Kong D, Galbraith MD, Goodspeed A, Culp-Hill R, Oliphant MUJ, Ramirez D, Zhang L, Trinidad-Pineiro J, Mathews Griner L, King R, Barnaeva E, Hu X, Southall NT, Ferrer M, Gustafson DL, Regan DP, D'Alessandro A, Costello JC, Patnaik S, Marugan J, Zhao R, Ford HL. Identification of a Small-Molecule Inhibitor That Disrupts the SIX1/EYA2 Complex, EMT, and Metastasis. Cancer Res. 2020 Jun 15;80(12):2689-2702. PubMed PMID: 32341035
  • Li H, Zhang C, Yang C, Blevins M, Norris D, Zhao R, Huang M. C-terminal binding proteins 1 and 2 in traumatic brain injury-induced inflammation and their inhibition as an approach for anti-inflammatory treatment. Int J Biol Sci. 2020;16(7):1107-1120. PubMed PMID: 32174788
  • Duff MR, Redzic JS, Ryan LP, Paukovich N, Zhao R, Nix JC, Pitts TM, Agarwal P, Eisenmesser EZ. Structure, dynamics and function of the evolutionarily changing biliverdin reductase B family. J Biochem. 2020 Aug 1;168(2):191-202. PubMed PMID: 32246827
  • De Bortoli F, Espinosa S, Zhao R. DEAH-Box RNA Helicases in Pre-mRNA Splicing. Trends Biochem Sci. 2020 Nov 30. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33272784
  • Luo J, Bian L, Blevins MA, Wang D, Liang C, Du D, Wu F, Holwerda B, Zhao R, Raben D, Zhou H, Young CD, Wang XJ. Smad7 Promotes Healing of Radiotherapy-Induced Oral Mucositis without Compromising Oral Cancer Therapy in a Xenograft Mouse Model. Clin Cancer Res. 2019 Jan 15;25(2):808-818. PubMed PMID: 30185419
  • Li X, Liu S, Zhang L, Issaian A, Hill RC, Espinosa S, Shi S, Cui Y, Kappel K, Das R, Hansen KC, Zhou ZH, Zhao R. A unified mechanism for intron and exon definition and back-splicing. Nature. 2019 Sep;573(7774):375-380. PubMed PMID: 31485080
  • Zhang L, Vielle A, Espinosa S, Zhao R. RNAs in the spliceosome: Insight from cryoEM structures. Wiley Interdiscip Rev RNA. 2019 May;10(3):e1523. PubMed PMID: 30729694
  • Anantharajan J, Zhou H, Zhang L, Hotz T, Vincent MY, Blevins MA, Jansson AE, Kuan JWL, Ng EY, Yeo YK, Baburajendran N, Lin G, Hung AW, Joy J, Patnaik S, Marugan J, Rudra P, Ghosh D, Hill J, Keller TH, Zhao R, Ford HL, Kang C. Structural and Functional Analyses of an Allosteric EYA2 Phosphatase Inhibitor That Has On-Target Effects in Human Lung Cancer Cells. Mol Cancer Ther. 2019 Sep;18(9):1484-1496. PubMed PMID: 31285279
  • Eisenmesser EZ, Gottschlich A, Redzic JS, Paukovich N, Nix JC, Azam T, Zhang L, Zhao R, Kieft JS, The E, Meng X, Dinarello CA. Interleukin-37 monomer is the active form for reducing innate immunity. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2019 Mar 19;116(12):5514-5522. PubMed PMID: 30819901
  • Zhang L, Zhou H, Li X, Vartuli RL, Rowse M, Xing Y, Rudra P, Ghosh D, Zhao R, Ford HL. Eya3 partners with PP2A to induce c-Myc stabilization and tumor progression. Nat Commun. 2018 Mar 13;9(1):1047. PubMed PMID: 29535359
  • Vartuli RL, Zhou H, Zhang L, Powers RK, Klarquist J, Rudra P, Vincent MY, Ghosh D, Costello JC, Kedl RM, Slansky JE, Zhao R, Ford HL. Eya3 promotes breast tumor-associated immune suppression via threonine phosphatase-mediated PD-L1 upregulation. J Clin Invest. 2018 Jun 1;128(6):2535-2550. PubMed PMID: 29757193
  • Blevins MA, Zhang C, Zhang L, Li H, Li X, Norris DA, Huang M, Zhao R. CPP-E1A fusion peptides inhibit CtBP-mediated transcriptional repression. Mol Oncol. 2018 Aug;12(8):1358-1373. PubMed PMID: 29879296
  • Kappel K, Liu S, Larsen KP, Skiniotis G, Puglisi EV, Puglisi JD, Zhou ZH, Zhao R, Das R. De novo computational RNA modeling into cryo-EM maps of large ribonucleoprotein complexes. Nat Methods. 2018 Nov;15(11):947-954. PubMed PMID: 30377372
  • Zhou H, Zhang L, Vartuli RL, Ford HL, Zhao R. The Eya phosphatase: Its unique role in cancer. Int J Biochem Cell Biol. 2018 Mar;96:165-170. PubMed PMID: 28887153
  • Li X, Liu S, Jiang J, Zhang L, Espinosa S, Hill RC, Hansen KC, Zhou ZH, Zhao R. CryoEM structure of Saccharomyces cerevisiae U1 snRNP offers insight into alternative splicing. Nat Commun. 2017 Oct 19;8(1):1035. PubMed PMID: 29051543
  • Liu S, Li X, Zhang L, Jiang J, Hill RC, Cui Y, Hansen KC, Zhou ZH, Zhao R. Structure of the yeast spliceosomal postcatalytic P complex. Science. 2017 Dec 8;358(6368):1278-1283. PubMed PMID: 29146870
  • Zhou H, Zhang L, Vartuli RL, Ford HL, Zhao R. The Eya phosphatase: Its unique role in cancer. Int J Biochem Cell Biol. 2017 Sep 5. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28887153
  • Espinosa S, Zhang L, Li X, Zhao R. Understanding pre-mRNA splicing through crystallography. Methods. 2017 Aug 1;125:55-62. PubMed PMID: 28506657
  • Blevins MA, Huang M, Zhao R. The Role of CtBP1 in Oncogenic Processes and Its Potential as a Therapeutic Target. Mol Cancer Ther. 2017 Jun;16(6):981-990. PubMed PMID: 28576945
  • Zhang L, Li X, Hill RC, Qiu Y, Zhang W, Hansen KC, Zhao R. Brr2 plays a role in spliceosomal activation in addition to U4/U6 unwinding. Nucleic Acids Res. 2015 Feb 10. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25670679
  • Blevins MA, Towers CG, Patrick AN, Zhao R, Ford HL. The SIX1-EYA transcriptional complex as a therapeutic target in cancer. Expert Opin Ther Targets. 2015 Feb;19(2):213-25. PubMed PMID: 25555392
  • Blevins MA, Kouznetsova J, Krueger AB, King R, Griner LM, Hu X, Southall N, Marugan JJ, Zhang Q, Ferrer M, Zhao R. Small Molecule, NSC95397, Inhibits the CtBP1-Protein Partner Interaction and CtBP1-Mediated Transcriptional Repression. J Biomol Screen. 2015 Jun;20(5):663-72. PubMed PMID: 25477201
  • Blevins MA, Towers CG, Patrick AN, Zhao R, Ford HL. The SIX1-EYA transcriptional complex as a therapeutic target in cancer. Expert Opin Ther Targets. 2015 Feb;19(2):213-25. PubMed PMID: 25555392
  • Zhang L, Li X, Hill RC, Qiu Y, Zhang W, Hansen KC, Zhao R. Brr2 plays a role in spliceosomal activation in addition to U4/U6 unwinding. Nucleic Acids Res. 2015 Mar 31;43(6):3286-97. PubMed PMID: 25670679
  • Garrey SM, Katolik A, Prekeris M, Li X, York K, Bernards S, Fields S, Zhao R, Damha MJ, Hesselberth JR. A homolog of lariat-debranching enzyme modulates turnover of branched RNA. RNA. 2014 Aug;20(8):1337-48. PubMed PMID: 24919400
  • Wang C, Chen Z, Hong X, Ning F, Liu H, Zang J, Yan X, Kemp J, Musselman CA, Kutateladze TG, Zhao R, Jiang C, Zhang G. The structural basis of urea-induced protein unfolding in ß-catenin. Acta Crystallogr D Biol Crystallogr. 2014 Nov;70(Pt 11):2840-7. PubMed PMID: 25372676
  • Krueger AB, Drasin DJ, Lea WA, Patrick AN, Patnaik S, Backos DS, Matheson CJ, Hu X, Barnaeva E, Holliday MJ, Blevins MA, Robin TP, Eisenmesser EZ, Ferrer M, Simeonov A, Southall N, Reigan P, Marugan J, Ford HL, Zhao R. Allosteric inhibitors of the Eya2 phosphatase are selective and inhibit Eya2-mediated cell migration. J Biol Chem. 2014 Jun 6;289(23):16349-61. PubMed PMID: 24755226
  • Blevins MA, Kouznetsova J, Krueger AB, King R, Griner LM, Hu X, Southall N, Marugan JJ, Zhang Q, Ferrer M, Zhao R. Small Molecule, NSC95397, Inhibits the CtBP1-Protein Partner Interaction and CtBP1-Mediated Transcriptional Repression. J Biomol Screen. 2014 Dec 4. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25477201
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Department: Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics
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