YAP1 subgroup supratentorial ependymoma requires TEAD and nuclear factor I-mediated transcriptional programmes for tumorigenesis.

Kristian W. Pajtler, Yiju Wei, Konstantin Okonechnikov, Patricia B. G. Silva, Mikaella Vouri, Lei Zhang, Sebastian Brabetz, Laura Sieber, Melissa Gulley, Monika Mauermann, Tatjana Wedig, Norman Mack, Yuka Imamura Kawasawa, Tanvi Sharma, Marc Zuckermann, Felipe Andreiuolo, Eric Holland, Kendra Maass, Huiqin Körkel-Qu, Hai-Kun Liu, Felix Sahm, David Capper, Jens Bunt, Linda J. Richards, David T. W. Jones, Andrey Korshunov, Lukas Chavez, Peter Lichter, Mikio Hoshino, Stefan M. Pfister, Marcel Kool, Wei Li & Daisuke Kawauchi. 2019. Nature Communications. doi: 10.1038/s41467-019-11884-5. Link to Pubmed

Differential YAP expression in glioma cells induces cell competition and promotes tumorigenesis.

Zhijun LiuPatricia P. YeeYiju WeiZhenqiu LiuYuka Imamura KawasawaWei Li. 2019. Journal of Cell Science,doi: 10.1242/jcs.225714. Link to Pubmed

Inhibition of TAZ contributes radiation-induced senescence and growth arrest in glioma cells.

Lei Zhang, Fangling Cheng, Yiju Wei, Lijun Zhang, Dongsheng Guo, Baofeng Wang, Wei Li. 2018. Oncogene, Link to Pubmed

Induction of store operated calcium entry (SOCE) suppresses glioblastoma growth by inhibiting the Hippo pathway transcriptional coactivators YAP/TAZ.

Liu Z., Wei Y., Zhang L., Yee P.P., Johnson M., Zhang X., Gulley M., Atkinson J.M., Trebak M., Wang H.G., Li W. 2018. Oncogene, Link to Pubmed

2016 Children’s Tumor Foundation conference on neurofibromatosis type 1, neurofibromatosis type 2, and schwannomatosis

Fisher, M. J. , Belzberg, A. J. , de Blank, P. , De Raedt, T. , Elefteriou, F. , Ferner, R. E. , Giovannini, M. , Harris, G. J. , Kalamarides, M. , Karajannis, M. A. , Kim, A. R. , Lázaro, C. , Le, L. Q. , Li, W. , Listernick, R. , Martin, S. , Morrison, H. , Pasmant, E. , Ratner, N. , Schorry, E., Ullrich, N. J., Viskochil, D., Weiss, B., Widemann, B. C., Zhu, Y., Bakker, A. & Serra, E. May 1 2018. American Journal of Medical Genetics, Part A. 1765p. 1258-1269. Link to Pubmed

Molecular analysis of aggressive renal cell carcinoma with unclassified histology reveals distinct subsets

Chen, Y. B. , Xu, J. , Skanderup, A. J. , Dong, Y. , Brannon, A. R. , Wang, L. , Won, H. H. , Wang, P. I. , Nanjangud, G. J. , Jungbluth, A. A. , Li, W. , Ojeda, V. , Hakimi, A. A. , Voss, M. H. , Schultz, N. , Motzer, R. J. , Russo, P. , Cheng, E. H. , Giancotti, F. G. , Lee, W. , Berger, M. F., Tickoo, S. K., Reuter, V. E. & Hsieh, J. J. Oct 7 2016. Nature communications. 7, 13131. Link to Pubmed

Apoptotic mechanisms during competition of ribosomal protein mutant cells: Roles of the initiator caspases Dronc and Dream/Strica

Kale, A., Li, W., Lee, C. H. & Baker, N. E. Aug 7 2015. Cell Death and Differentiation. 228p. 1300-1312. Link to Pubmed

Merlin/NF2 Loss-Driven Tumorigenesis Linked to CRL4DCAF1-Mediated Inhibition of the Hippo Pathway Kinases Lats1 and 2 in the Nucleus

Li, W., Cooper, J., Zhou, L., Yang, C., Erdjument-Bromage, H., Zagzag, D., Snuderl, M., Ladanyi, M., Hanemann, C. O., Zhou, P., Karajannis, M. A. & Giancotti, F. G. Jul 14 2014. Cancer Cell. 261, p. 48-60. Link to Pubmed

Merlin: A tumour suppressor with functions at the cell cortex and in the nucleus

Li, W., Cooper, J., Karajannis, M. A. & Giancotti, F. G. 2012. EMBO Reports. 133, p. 204-215. Link to Pubmed

Merlin/NF2 functions upstream of the nuclear E3 ubiquitin ligase CRL4 DCAF1 to suppress oncogenic gene expression

Cooper, J., Li, W., You, L., Schiavon, G., Pepe-Caprio, A., Zhou, L., Ishii, R., Giovannini, M., Hanemann, C. O., Long, S. B., Erdjument-Bromage, H., Zhou, P., Tempst, P. & Giancotti, F. G. Aug 30 2011. Science Signaling. 4188Link to Pubmed

Merlin/NF2 Suppresses Tumorigenesis by Inhibiting the E3 Ubiquitin Ligase CRL4DCAF1 in the Nucleus

Li, W., You, L., Cooper, J., Schiavon, G., Pepe-Caprio, A., Zhou, L., Ishii, R., Giovannini, M., Hanemann, C. O., Long, S. B., Erdjument-Bromage, H., Zhou, P., Tempst, P. & Giancotti, F. G. Feb 19 2010. Cell. 1404p. 477-490Link to Pubmed

Merlin’s tumor suppression linked to inhibition of the E3 ubiquitin ligase CRL4DCAF1

Li, W. & Giancotti, F. G. Nov 15 2010. Cell Cycle. 922p. 4433-4436Link to Pubmed

Oriented Cell Division as a Response to Cell Death and Cell Competition

Li, W., Kale, A. & Baker, N. E. Nov 17 2009. Current Biology. 1921p. 1821-1826Link to Pubmed

Cell competition and its possible relation to cancer

Baker, N. E. & Li, WJul 15 2008. Cancer Research. 6814, p. 5505-5507Link to Pubmed

Engulfment Is Required for Cell Competition

Li, W. & Baker, N. E. Jun 15 2007. Cell. 1296p. 1215-1225Link to Pubmed

Genes affecting cell competition in drosophila

Tyler, D. M., Li, W., Zhuo, N., Pellock, B. & Baker, N. E. Feb 2007. Genetics. 1752p. 643-657. Link to Pubmed

The active role of corpse engulfment pathways during cell competition

Li, W. & Baker, N. E. 2007 Fly. 15, p. 274-278. Link to Pubmed

Analyses of RAS Regulation of Eye Development in Drosophila melanogaster

Firth, L. C., Li, W., Zhang, H. & Baker, N. E. Dec 1 2005. Methods in enzymology. 407p. 711-721. Link to Pubmed

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