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Justin Scott Becker, M.D., Ph.D.

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  1. F31DK107183 (BECKER, JUSTIN SCOTT) Jul 10, 2015 - Nov 9, 2016
    Unlocking heterochromatin to potentiate cell conversion to the hepatocyte fate
    Role: Principal Investigator

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  1. McCarthy RL, Kaeding KE, Keller SH, Zhong Y, Xu L, Hsieh A, Hou Y, Donahue G, Becker JS, Alberto O, Lim B, Zaret KS. Diverse heterochromatin-associated proteins repress distinct classes of genes and repetitive elements. Nat Cell Biol. 2021 08; 23(8):905-914. PMID: 34354237; PMCID: PMC9248069.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  2. Mahan KM, Hayes BD, North CM, Becker JS, Fenves AZ, Hyppolite G, Khosrowjerdi S, Sinden D, Stearns DA. Utility of Hypertonic Saline and Diazepam in COVID-19-Related Hydroxychloroquine Toxicity. J Emerg Med. 2021 03; 60(3):359-364. PMID: 33353811.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  3. Becker JS, Fathi AT. Targeting IDH Mutations in AML: Wielding the Double-edged Sword of Differentiation. Curr Cancer Drug Targets. 2020; 20(7):490-500. PMID: 32329690.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  4. Nicetto D, Donahue G, Jain T, Peng T, Sidoli S, Sheng L, Montavon T, Becker JS, Grindheim JM, Blahnik K, Garcia BA, Tan K, Bonasio R, Jenuwein T, Zaret KS. H3K9me3-heterochromatin loss at protein-coding genes enables developmental lineage specification. Science. 2019 01 18; 363(6424):294-297. PMID: 30606806; PMCID: PMC6664818.
    Citations: 70     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  5. Becker JS, McCarthy RL, Sidoli S, Donahue G, Kaeding KE, He Z, Lin S, Garcia BA, Zaret KS. Genomic and Proteomic Resolution of Heterochromatin and Its Restriction of Alternate Fate Genes. Mol Cell. 2017 12 21; 68(6):1023-1037.e15. PMID: 29272703; PMCID: PMC5858919.
    Citations: 76     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  6. Palozola KC, Donahue G, Liu H, Grant GR, Becker JS, Cote A, Yu H, Raj A, Zaret KS. Mitotic transcription and waves of gene reactivation during mitotic exit. Science. 2017 10 06; 358(6359):119-122. PMID: 28912132.
    Citations: 88     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  7. Becker JS, Nicetto D, Zaret KS. H3K9me3-Dependent Heterochromatin: Barrier to Cell Fate Changes. Trends Genet. 2016 Jan; 32(1):29-41. PMID: 26675384; PMCID: PMC4698194.
    Citations: 180     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  8. Caravaca JM, Donahue G, Becker JS, He X, Vinson C, Zaret KS. Bookmarking by specific and nonspecific binding of FoxA1 pioneer factor to mitotic chromosomes. Genes Dev. 2013 Feb 01; 27(3):251-60. PMID: 23355396.
    Citations: 117     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  9. Park DJ, Lukens AK, Neafsey DE, Schaffner SF, Chang HH, Valim C, Ribacke U, Van Tyne D, Galinsky K, Galligan M, Becker JS, Ndiaye D, Mboup S, Wiegand RC, Hartl DL, Sabeti PC, Wirth DF, Volkman SK. Sequence-based association and selection scans identify drug resistance loci in the Plasmodium falciparum malaria parasite. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Aug 07; 109(32):13052-7. PMID: 22826220.
    Citations: 71     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  10. Van Tyne D, Park DJ, Schaffner SF, Neafsey DE, Angelino E, Cortese JF, Barnes KG, Rosen DM, Lukens AK, Daniels RF, Milner DA, Johnson CA, Shlyakhter I, Grossman SR, Becker JS, Yamins D, Karlsson EK, Ndiaye D, Sarr O, Mboup S, Happi C, Furlotte NA, Eskin E, Kang HM, Hartl DL, Birren BW, Wiegand RC, Lander ES, Wirth DF, Volkman SK, Sabeti PC. Identification and functional validation of the novel antimalarial resistance locus PF10_0355 in Plasmodium falciparum. PLoS Genet. 2011 Apr; 7(4):e1001383. PMID: 21533027.
    Citations: 56     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  11. Storchová Z, Becker JS, Talarek N, Kögelsberger S, Pellman D. Bub1, Sgo1, and Mps1 mediate a distinct pathway for chromosome biorientation in budding yeast. Mol Biol Cell. 2011 May; 22(9):1473-85. PMID: 21389114; PMCID: PMC3084670.
    Citations: 29     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  12. Becker JS, Adler A, Schneeberger A, Huang H, Wang Z, Walsh E, Koller A, Hintze TH. Hyperhomocysteinemia, a cardiac metabolic disease: role of nitric oxide and the p22phox subunit of NADPH oxidase. Circulation. 2005 Apr 26; 111(16):2112-8. PMID: 15851618.
    Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
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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.