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Fox Chase Cancer Center

3. Huda A, Arakawa H, Mazzucco G, Galli M, Petrocelli V, Casola S, Chen L, Doksani Y.

The telomerase reverse transcriptase elongates reversed replication forks at telomeric repeats.

Science Advances. 2023 Mar 22;9(12):eadf2011.

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2. Chen L , Roake CM, Maccallini P, Bavasso F, Dehghannasiri R, Santonicola P, Mendoza-Ferreira N, Scatolini L, Rizzuti L, Esposito A, Gallotta I, Francia S, Cacchione S, Galati A, Palumbo V, Kobin MA, Tartaglia GG, Colantoni A, Proietti G, Wu Y, Hammerschmidt M, De Pittà C, Sales G, Salzman J, Pellizzoni L, Wirth B, Schiavi ED, Gatti M, Artandi SE, Raffa GD. TGS1 impacts snRNA 3'-end processing, ameliorates survival motor neuron-dependent neurological phenotypes in vivo and prevents neurodegeneration. Nucleic Acids Research 2022 Aug 10:gkac659. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkac659. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35947650.
✉ co-corresponding, selected for NAR cover art_Vol 50, Issue 21, Nov 28, 2022)

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1. Galati A, Scatolini L, Micheli E, Bavasso F, Cicconi A, Maccallini P, Chen L, Roake CM, Schoeftner S, Artandi SE, Gatti M, Cacchione S, Raffa GD. The S-adenosylmethionine analog sinefungin inhibits the trimethylguanosine synthase TGS1 to promote telomerase activity and telomere lengthening. FEBS Lett. 2022 Jan;596(1):42-52. doi: 10.1002/1873-3468.14240. Epub 2021 Dec 5. PMID: 34817067.

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@Stanford University

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STAR Protocols 2021; 2 (2), 100477

Analysis of RNA conformation in endogenously assembled RNPs by icSHAPE

Lu Chen ✉, Howard Y Chang, Steven E Artandi ✉

(✉ co-corresponding)

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Publications: Publications
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DNA Repair (Amst). 2021 Jan;97:103022.

A novel DDB2 mutation causes defective recognition of UV-induced DNA damages and prevalent equine squamous cell carcinoma

Lu Chen ✉, Rebecca R Bellone, Yan Wang, Moriel Singer-Berk, Kaoru Sugasawa, James M Ford, Steven E Artandi

(✉ corresponding)

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Molecular Therapy. 2021 Mar 29;S1525-0016(21)00152-0.

Targeted replacement of full-length CFTR in human airway stem cells by CRISPR/Cas9 for pan-mutation correction in the endogenous locus

Sriram Vaidyanathan, Ron Baik, Lu Chen, Dawn T Bravo, Carlos J Suarez, Shayda M Abazari, Ameen A Salahudeen, Amanda M Dudek, Christopher A Teran, Timothy H Davis, Ciaran M Lee, Gang Bao, Scott H Randell, Steven E Artandi, Jeffrey J Wine, Calvin J Kuo, Tushar J Desai, Jayakar V Nayak, Zachary M Sellers, Matthew H Porteus

bioRxiv 2021.04.28.441728

Clonal inactivation of telomerase promotes accelerated stem cell differentiation

Kazuteru Hasegawa, Yang Zhao, Alina Garbuzov, M.Ryan Corces, Lu Chen, Peggie Cheung, Yuning Wei, Howard Y. Chang, Steven E. Artandi

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TGS1 controls snRNA 3’ end processing, prevents neurodegeneration and ameliorates SMN-dependent neurological phenotypes in vivo

Lu Chen, CM Roake, P Maccallini, Bavasso F, R Dehghannasiri, Santonicola P, Mendoza-Ferreira N, Scatolini L, Rizzui L, Esposito A, Gallotta I, Francia S, Cacchione S, Hammerschmidt M, De Pittà C, Sales G, Salzman J, Pellizzoni L, Wirth B, Di Schiavi E, Gatti M, Artandi SE, Raffa GD

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Cell Reports. 2020 Feb 4;30(5):1358-1372.e5.

Loss of human TGS1 hypermethylase promotes increased telomerase RNA and telomere elongation

Lu Chen, Caitlin M Roake, Alessandra Galati, Francesca Bavasso, Emanuela Micheli, Isabella Saggio, Stefan Schoeftner, Stefano Cacchione, Maurizio Gatti, Steven E Artandi, Grazia D Raffa

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Molecular Cell. 2019 May 16;74(4):688-700.e3.

Disruption of Telomerase RNA Maturation Kinetics Precipitates Disease

Caitlin M Roake, Lu Chen, Ananya L Chakravarthy, James E Ferrell Jr, Grazia D Raffa, Steven E Artandi

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Cell. 2018 Jun 28;174(1):218-230.e13.

An Activity Switch in Human Telomerase Based on RNA Conformation and Shaped by TCAB1

Lu Chen, Caitlin M Roake, Adam Freund, Pedro J Batista, Siqi Tian, Yi A Yin, Chandresh R Gajera, Shengda Lin, Byron Lee, Matthew F Pech, Andrew S Venteicher, Rhiju Das, Howard Y Chang, Steven E Artandi

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Nature. 2018 Apr;556(7700):244-248.

Distributed hepatocytes expressing telomerase repopulate the liver in homeostasis and injury

Shengda Lin, Elisabete M Nascimento, Chandresh R Gajera, Lu Chen, Patrick Neuhöfer, Alina Garbuzov, Sui Wang, Steven E Artandi

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@Stowers Institute for Medical Research /

Kansas University Medical Center

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Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 2014; 111 (52), 18566-18571

Regulation of the Rhp26ERCC6/CSB chromatin remodeler by a novel conserved leucine latch motif

Lanfeng Wang, Oliver Limbo, Jia Fei, Lu Chen, Bong Kim, Jie Luo, Jenny Chong, Ronald C Conaway, Joan W Conaway, Jeff A Ranish, James T Kadonaga, Paul Russell, Dong Wang

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JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments) 2014, e51721

Biochemical assays for analyzing activities of ATP-dependent chromatin remodeling enzymes

Lu Chen, Soon-Keat Ooi, Joan W Conaway, Ronald C Conaway

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JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments) 2014, e51720

Generation and Purification of Human INO80 Chromatin Remodeling Complexes and Subcomplexes

Lu Chen, Soon-Keat Ooi, Ronald C Conaway, Joan W Conaway

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Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 2013; 110 (51), 20497-20502

Multiple modes of regulation of the human Ino80 SNF2 ATPase by subunits of the INO80 chromatin-remodeling complex

Lu Chen, Ronald C Conaway, Joan W Conaway

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Journal of Biological Chemistry 2011; 286 (13), 11283-11289


Lu Chen, Yong Cai, Jingji Jin, Laurence Florens, Selene K Swanson, Michael P Washburn, Joan Weliky Conaway, Ronald C Conaway


Highlighted in “Milestones in transcription and chromatin published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry”, 2019 Feb 1;294(5):1652-1660.

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Journal of Biological Chemistry 2013; 288 (36), 26179-26187

Role for human mediator subunit MED25 in recruitment of mediator to promoters by endoplasmic reticulum stress-responsive transcription factor ATF6α

Dotan Sela, Juliana J Conkright, Lu Chen, Joshua Gilmore, Michael P Washburn, Laurence Florens, Ronald C Conaway, Joan Weliky Conaway

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Journal of Biological Chemistry 2012; 287 (27), 23035-23045

Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress-responsive Transcription Factor ATF6α Directs Recruitment of the Mediator of RNA Polymerase II Transcription and Multiple Histone Acetyltransferase Complexes

Dotan Sela, Lu Chen, Skylar Martin-Brown, Michael P Washburn, Laurence Florens, Joan Weliky Conaway, Ronald C Conaway

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@Wuhan University /

Institute of Biophysics, CAS


Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology. 2007; 27:2005–2013

Cholesterol-dependent and-independent CD40 internalization and signaling activation in cardiovascular endothelial cells

Jianjun Chen, Lu Chen, Gang Wang, Hong Tang

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