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Vajira Weerasekara, Ph.D.


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  1. Kannangara AR, Poole DM, McEwan CM, Youngs JC, Weerasekara VK, Thornock AM, Lazaro MT, Balasooriya ER, Oh LM, Soderblom EJ, Lee JJ, Simmons DL, Andersen JL. BioID reveals an ATG9A interaction with ATG13-ATG101 in the degradation of p62/SQSTM1-ubiquitin clusters. EMBO Rep. 2021 10 05; 22(10):e51136. PMID: 34369648; PMCID: PMC8490997.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    
  2. Deng J, Thennavan A, Dolgalev I, Chen T, Li J, Marzio A, Poirier JT, Peng DH, Bulatovic M, Mukhopadhyay S, Silver H, Papadopoulos E, Pyon V, Thakurdin C, Han H, Li F, Li S, Ding H, Hu H, Pan Y, Weerasekara V, Jiang B, Wang ES, Ahearn I, Philips M, Papagiannakopoulos T, Tsirigos A, Rothenberg E, Gainor J, Freeman GJ, Rudin CM, Gray NS, Hammerman PS, Pagano M, Heymach JV, Perou CM, Bardeesy N, Wong KK. ULK1 inhibition overcomes compromised antigen presentation and restores antitumor immunity in LKB1 mutant lung cancer. Nat Cancer. 2021 05; 2(5):503-514. PMID: 34142094; PMCID: PMC8205437.
    Citations: 15     Translation:Humans
  3. Weerasekara VK, Patra KC, Bardeesy N. EGFR Pathway Links Amino Acid Levels and Induction of Macropinocytosis. Dev Cell. 2019 08 05; 50(3):261-263. PMID: 31386860.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Cells
  4. Patra KC, Weerasekara VK, Bardeesy N. AMPK-Mediated Lysosome Biogenesis in Lung Cancer Growth. Cell Metab. 2019 02 05; 29(2):238-240. PMID: 30612899.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  5. Hedges DM, Obray JD, Yorgason JT, Jang EY, Weerasekara VK, Uys JD, Bellinger FP, Steffensen SC. Methamphetamine Induces Dopamine Release in the Nucleus Accumbens Through a Sigma Receptor-Mediated Pathway. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2018 05; 43(6):1405-1414. PMID: 29185481.
    Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  6. Mortenson JB, Heppler LN, Banks CJ, Weerasekara VK, Whited MD, Piccolo SR, Johnson WE, Thompson JW, Andersen JL. Histone deacetylase 6 (HDAC6) promotes the pro-survival activity of 14-3-3? via deacetylation of lysines within the 14-3-3? binding pocket. J Biol Chem. 2015 May 15; 290(20):12487-96. PMID: 25770209.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  7. Weerasekara VK, Panek DJ, Broadbent DG, Mortenson JB, Mathis AD, Logan GN, Prince JT, Thomson DM, Thompson JW, Andersen JL. Metabolic-stress-induced rearrangement of the 14-3-3? interactome promotes autophagy via a ULK1- and AMPK-regulated 14-3-3? interaction with phosphorylated Atg9. Mol Cell Biol. 2014 Dec; 34(24):4379-88. PMID: 25266655; PMCID: PMC4248729.
    Citations: 49     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.