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Kenichi Shimada, Ph.D.

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I studied mechanisms of cell death during my PhD in Brent Stockwell's lab at Columbia University. Stemming from this experience, I have become more interested in cell death, not only as an end point of the study, but also as an event triggering chronic inflammation and diseases. In Tim Mitchison's lab and Laboratory of Systems Pharmacology at Harvard Medical School, I currently study drug-induced liver injuries experimentally and computationally.

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  1. Weng JH, Koch PD, Luan HH, Tu HC, Shimada K, Ngan I, Ventura R, Jiang R, Mitchison TJ. Publisher Correction: Colchicine acts selectively in the liver to induce hepatokines that inhibit myeloid cell activation. Nat Metab. 2021 May; 3(5):728. PMID: 33953392.
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  2. Weng JH, Koch PD, Luan HH, Tu HC, Shimada K, Ngan I, Ventura R, Jiang R, Mitchison TJ. Colchicine acts selectively in the liver to induce hepatokines that inhibit myeloid cell activation. Nat Metab. 2021 04; 3(4):513-522. PMID: 33846641; PMCID: PMC8175070.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  3. Shimada K, Bachman JA, Muhlich JL, Mitchison TJ. shinyDepMap, a tool to identify targetable cancer genes and their functional connections from Cancer Dependency Map data. Elife. 2021 02 08; 10. PMID: 33554860; PMCID: PMC7924953.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  4. Stokes ME, Small JC, Vasciaveo A, Shimada K, Hirschhorn T, Califano A, Stockwell BR. Mesenchymal subtype neuroblastomas are addicted to TGF-ßR2/HMGCR-driven protein geranylgeranylation. Sci Rep. 2020 07 01; 10(1):10748. PMID: 32612149.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  5. Shimada K, Mitchison TJ. Unsupervised identification of disease states from high-dimensional physiological and histopathological profiles. Mol Syst Biol. 2019 02 19; 15(2):e8636. PMID: 30782979.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  6. Shimada K, Reznik E, Stokes ME, Krishnamoorthy L, Bos PH, Song Y, Quartararo CE, Pagano NC, Carpizo DR, deCarvalho AC, Lo DC, Stockwell BR. Copper-Binding Small Molecule Induces Oxidative Stress and Cell-Cycle Arrest in Glioblastoma-Patient-Derived Cells. Cell Chem Biol. 2018 05 17; 25(5):585-594.e7. PMID: 29576531.
    Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  7. Viswanathan VS, Ryan MJ, Dhruv HD, Gill S, Eichhoff OM, Seashore-Ludlow B, Kaffenberger SD, Eaton JK, Shimada K, Aguirre AJ, Viswanathan SR, Chattopadhyay S, Tamayo P, Yang WS, Rees MG, Chen S, Boskovic ZV, Javaid S, Huang C, Wu X, Tseng YY, Roider EM, Gao D, Cleary JM, Wolpin BM, Mesirov JP, Haber DA, Engelman JA, Boehm JS, Kotz JD, Hon CS, Chen Y, Hahn WC, Levesque MP, Doench JG, Berens ME, Shamji AF, Clemons PA, Stockwell BR, Schreiber SL. Dependency of a therapy-resistant state of cancer cells on a lipid peroxidase pathway. Nature. 2017 07 27; 547(7664):453-457. PMID: 28678785.
    Citations: 403     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  8. Shimada K, Skouta R, Kaplan A, Yang WS, Hayano M, Dixon SJ, Brown LM, Valenzuela CA, Wolpaw AJ, Stockwell BR. Global survey of cell death mechanisms reveals metabolic regulation of ferroptosis. Nat Chem Biol. 2016 07; 12(7):497-503. PMID: 27159577; PMCID: PMC4920070.
    Citations: 234     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  9. Shimada K, Hayano M, Pagano NC, Stockwell BR. Cell-Line Selectivity Improves the Predictive Power of Pharmacogenomic Analyses and Helps Identify NADPH as Biomarker for Ferroptosis Sensitivity. Cell Chem Biol. 2016 Feb 18; 23(2):225-235. PMID: 26853626; PMCID: PMC4792701.
    Citations: 80     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  10. Shimada K, Stockwell BR. tRNA synthase suppression activates de novo cysteine synthesis to compensate for cystine and glutathione deprivation during ferroptosis. Mol Cell Oncol. 2016 Mar; 3(2):e1091059. PMID: 27308611; PMCID: PMC4905397.
    Citations: 7     
  11. Julien O, Kampmann M, Bassik MC, Zorn JA, Venditto VJ, Shimbo K, Agard NJ, Shimada K, Rheingold AL, Stockwell BR, Weissman JS, Wells JA. Unraveling the mechanism of cell death induced by chemical fibrils. Nat Chem Biol. 2014 Nov; 10(11):969-76. PMID: 25262416.
    Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  12. Skouta R, Dixon SJ, Wang J, Dunn DE, Orman M, Shimada K, Rosenberg PA, Lo DC, Weinberg JM, Linkermann A, Stockwell BR. Ferrostatins inhibit oxidative lipid damage and cell death in diverse disease models. J Am Chem Soc. 2014 Mar 26; 136(12):4551-6. PMID: 24592866.
    Citations: 280     Fields:    Translation:Cells
  13. Yang WS, SriRamaratnam R, Welsch ME, Shimada K, Skouta R, Viswanathan VS, Cheah JH, Clemons PA, Shamji AF, Clish CB, Brown LM, Girotti AW, Cornish VW, Schreiber SL, Stockwell BR. Regulation of ferroptotic cancer cell death by GPX4. Cell. 2014 Jan 16; 156(1-2):317-331. PMID: 24439385.
    Citations: 1336     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  14. Skouta R, Hayano M, Shimada K, Stockwell BR. Design and synthesis of Pictet-Spengler condensation products that exhibit oncogenic-RAS synthetic lethality and induce non-apoptotic cell death. Bioorg Med Chem Lett. 2012 Sep 01; 22(17):5707-13. PMID: 22832321.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  15. Yang WS, Shimada K, Delva D, Patel M, Ode E, Skouta R, Stockwell BR. Identification of Simple Compounds with Microtubule-Binding Activity That Inhibit Cancer Cell Growth with High Potency. ACS Med Chem Lett. 2012 Jan 12; 3(1):35-38. PMID: 22247791.
    Citations: 21     
  16. Weïwer M, Bittker JA, Lewis TA, Shimada K, Yang WS, MacPherson L, Dandapani S, Palmer M, Stockwell BR, Schreiber SL, Munoz B. Development of small-molecule probes that selectively kill cells induced to express mutant RAS. Bioorg Med Chem Lett. 2012 Feb 15; 22(4):1822-6. PMID: 22297109.
    Citations: 59     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  17. Wolpaw AJ, Shimada K, Skouta R, Welsch ME, Akavia UD, Pe'er D, Shaik F, Bulinski JC, Stockwell BR. Modulatory profiling identifies mechanisms of small molecule-induced cell death. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011 Sep 27; 108(39):E771-80. PMID: 21896738.
    Citations: 65     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  18. Herman AG, Hayano M, Poyurovsky MV, Shimada K, Skouta R, Prives C, Stockwell BR. Discovery of Mdm2-MdmX E3 ligase inhibitors using a cell-based ubiquitination assay. Cancer Discov. 2011 Sep; 1(4):312-25. PMID: 22586610.
    Citations: 48     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  19. Shiozuka M, Wagatsuma A, Kawamoto T, Sasaki H, Shimada K, Takahashi Y, Nonomura Y, Matsuda R. Transdermal delivery of a readthrough-inducing drug: a new approach of gentamicin administration for the treatment of nonsense mutation-mediated disorders. J Biochem. 2010 Apr; 147(4):463-70. PMID: 19910311.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  20. Sorrentino R, Gray P, Chen S, Shimada K, Crother TR, Arditi M. Plasmacytoid dendritic cells prevent cigarette smoke and Chlamydophila pneumoniae-induced Th2 inflammatory responses. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2010 Oct; 43(4):422-31. PMID: 19901344.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
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