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Loren David Walensky, M.D.,Ph.D.

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This page shows the publications co-authored by Loren Walensky and Gregory Bird.
Connection Strength

9.531
  1. Bird GH, Fu A, Escudero S, Godes M, Opoku-Nsiah K, Wales TE, Cameron MD, Engen JR, Danial NN, Walensky LD. Hydrocarbon-Stitched Peptide Agonists of Glucagon-Like Peptide-1 Receptor. ACS Chem Biol. 2020 06 19; 15(6):1340-1348.
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    Score: 0.956
  2. Bird GH, Mazzola E, Opoku-Nsiah K, Lammert MA, Godes M, Neuberg DS, Walensky LD. Biophysical determinants for cellular uptake of hydrocarbon-stapled peptide helices. Nat Chem Biol. 2016 10; 12(10):845-52.
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    Score: 0.737
  3. Bird GH, Irimia A, Ofek G, Kwong PD, Wilson IA, Walensky LD. Stapled HIV-1 peptides recapitulate antigenic structures and engage broadly neutralizing antibodies. Nat Struct Mol Biol. 2014 Dec; 21(12):1058-67.
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    Score: 0.653
  4. Bird GH, Boyapalle S, Wong T, Opoku-Nsiah K, Bedi R, Crannell WC, Perry AF, Nguyen H, Sampayo V, Devareddy A, Mohapatra S, Mohapatra SS, Walensky LD. Mucosal delivery of a double-stapled RSV peptide prevents nasopulmonary infection. J Clin Invest. 2014 May; 124(5):2113-24.
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    Score: 0.626
  5. Walensky LD, Bird GH. Hydrocarbon-stapled peptides: principles, practice, and progress. J Med Chem. 2014 Aug 14; 57(15):6275-88.
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    Score: 0.621
  6. Bird GH, Gavathiotis E, LaBelle JL, Katz SG, Walensky LD. Distinct BimBH3 (BimSAHB) stapled peptides for structural and cellular studies. ACS Chem Biol. 2014 Mar 21; 9(3):831-7.
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    Score: 0.614
  7. Bird GH, Crannell WC, Walensky LD. Chemical synthesis of hydrocarbon-stapled peptides for protein interaction research and therapeutic targeting. Curr Protoc Chem Biol. 2011 Sep 01; 3(3):99-117.
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    Score: 0.522
  8. Bird GH, Madani N, Perry AF, Princiotto AM, Supko JG, He X, Gavathiotis E, Sodroski JG, Walensky LD. Hydrocarbon double-stapling remedies the proteolytic instability of a lengthy peptide therapeutic. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 Aug 10; 107(32):14093-8.
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    Score: 0.483
  9. Bird GH, Bernal F, Pitter K, Walensky LD. Synthesis and biophysical characterization of stabilized alpha-helices of BCL-2 domains. Methods Enzymol. 2008; 446:369-86.
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    Score: 0.405
  10. Cathcart AM, Bird GH, Wales TE, Herce HD, Harvey EP, Hauseman ZJ, Newman CE, Adhikary U, Prew MS, Oo T, Lee S, Engen JR, Walensky LD. Targeting a helix-in-groove interaction between E1 and E2 blocks ubiquitin transfer. Nat Chem Biol. 2020 11; 16(11):1218-1226.
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    Score: 0.243
  11. Korshavn KJ, Wales TE, Bird GH, Engen JR, Walensky LD. A redox switch regulates the structure and function of anti-apoptotic BFL-1. Nat Struct Mol Biol. 2020 09; 27(9):781-789.
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    Score: 0.241
  12. Harvey EP, Hauseman ZJ, Cohen DT, Rettenmaier TJ, Lee S, Huhn AJ, Wales TE, Seo HS, Luccarelli J, Newman CE, Guerra RM, Bird GH, Dhe-Paganon S, Engen JR, Wells JA, Walensky LD. Identification of a Covalent Molecular Inhibitor of Anti-apoptotic BFL-1 by Disulfide Tethering. Cell Chem Biol. 2020 Jun 18; 27(6):647-656.e6.
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    Score: 0.238
  13. Guerra RM, Bird GH, Harvey EP, Dharia NV, Korshavn KJ, Prew MS, Stegmaier K, Walensky LD. Precision Targeting of BFL-1/A1 and an ATM Co-dependency in Human Cancer. Cell Rep. 2018 09 25; 24(13):3393-3403.e5.
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    Score: 0.213
  14. Escudero S, Zaganjor E, Lee S, Mill CP, Morgan AM, Crawford EB, Chen J, Wales TE, Mourtada R, Luccarelli J, Bird GH, Steidl U, Engen JR, Haigis MC, Opferman JT, Walensky LD. Dynamic Regulation of Long-Chain Fatty Acid Oxidation by a Noncanonical Interaction between the MCL-1 BH3 Helix and VLCAD. Mol Cell. 2018 03 01; 69(5):729-743.e7.
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    Score: 0.205
  15. Harvey EP, Seo HS, Guerra RM, Bird GH, Dhe-Paganon S, Walensky LD. Crystal Structures of Anti-apoptotic BFL-1 and Its Complex with a Covalent Stapled Peptide Inhibitor. Structure. 2018 01 02; 26(1):153-160.e4.
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    Score: 0.202
  16. Edwards AL, Meijer DH, Guerra RM, Molenaar RJ, Alberta JA, Bernal F, Bird GH, Stiles CD, Walensky LD. Challenges in Targeting a Basic Helix-Loop-Helix Transcription Factor with Hydrocarbon-Stapled Peptides. ACS Chem Biol. 2016 11 18; 11(11):3146-3153.
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    Score: 0.186
  17. Huhn AJ, Guerra RM, Harvey EP, Bird GH, Walensky LD. Selective Covalent Targeting of Anti-Apoptotic BFL-1 by Cysteine-Reactive Stapled Peptide Inhibitors. Cell Chem Biol. 2016 Sep 22; 23(9):1123-1134.
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    Score: 0.185
  18. Lee S, Wales TE, Escudero S, Cohen DT, Luccarelli J, Gallagher CG, Cohen NA, Huhn AJ, Bird GH, Engen JR, Walensky LD. Allosteric inhibition of antiapoptotic MCL-1. Nat Struct Mol Biol. 2016 06; 23(6):600-7.
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    Score: 0.181
  19. Edwards AL, Wachter F, Lammert M, Huhn AJ, Luccarelli J, Bird GH, Walensky LD. Cellular Uptake and Ultrastructural Localization Underlie the Pro-apoptotic Activity of a Hydrocarbon-stapled BIM BH3 Peptide. ACS Chem Biol. 2015 Sep 18; 10(9):2149-57.
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    Score: 0.171
  20. Barclay LA, Wales TE, Garner TP, Wachter F, Lee S, Guerra RM, Stewart ML, Braun CR, Bird GH, Gavathiotis E, Engen JR, Walensky LD. Inhibition of Pro-apoptotic BAX by a noncanonical interaction mechanism. Mol Cell. 2015 Mar 05; 57(5):873-886.
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    Score: 0.166
  21. Leshchiner ES, Parkhitko A, Bird GH, Luccarelli J, Bellairs JA, Escudero S, Opoku-Nsiah K, Godes M, Perrimon N, Walensky LD. Direct inhibition of oncogenic KRAS by hydrocarbon-stapled SOS1 helices. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Feb 10; 112(6):1761-6.
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    Score: 0.165
  22. Lee S, Braun CR, Bird GH, Walensky LD. Photoreactive stapled peptides to identify and characterize BCL-2 family interaction sites by mass spectrometry. Methods Enzymol. 2014; 544:25-48.
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    Score: 0.153
  23. Edwards AL, Gavathiotis E, LaBelle JL, Braun CR, Opoku-Nsiah KA, Bird GH, Walensky LD. Multimodal interaction with BCL-2 family proteins underlies the proapoptotic activity of PUMA BH3. Chem Biol. 2013 Jul 25; 20(7):888-902.
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    Score: 0.149
  24. Leshchiner ES, Braun CR, Bird GH, Walensky LD. Direct activation of full-length proapoptotic BAK. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Mar 12; 110(11):E986-95.
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    Score: 0.144
  25. LaBelle JL, Katz SG, Bird GH, Gavathiotis E, Stewart ML, Lawrence C, Fisher JK, Godes M, Pitter K, Kung AL, Walensky LD. A stapled BIM peptide overcomes apoptotic resistance in hematologic cancers. J Clin Invest. 2012 Jun; 122(6):2018-31.
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    Score: 0.137
  26. Braun CR, Mintseris J, Gavathiotis E, Bird GH, Gygi SP, Walensky LD. Photoreactive stapled BH3 peptides to dissect the BCL-2 family interactome. Chem Biol. 2010 Dec 22; 17(12):1325-33.
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    Score: 0.124
  27. Gavathiotis E, Reyna DE, Davis ML, Bird GH, Walensky LD. BH3-triggered structural reorganization drives the activation of proapoptotic BAX. Mol Cell. 2010 Nov 12; 40(3):481-92.
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    Score: 0.123
  28. Gavathiotis E, Suzuki M, Davis ML, Pitter K, Bird GH, Katz SG, Tu HC, Kim H, Cheng EH, Tjandra N, Walensky LD. BAX activation is initiated at a novel interaction site. Nature. 2008 Oct 23; 455(7216):1076-81.
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    Score: 0.107
  29. Fukuda Y, Pazyra-Murphy MF, Silagi ES, Tasdemir-Yilmaz OE, Li Y, Rose L, Yeoh ZC, Vangos NE, Geffken EA, Seo HS, Adelmant G, Bird GH, Walensky LD, Marto JA, Dhe-Paganon S, Segal RA. Binding and transport of SFPQ-RNA granules by KIF5A/KLC1 motors promotes axon survival. J Cell Biol. 2021 Jan 04; 220(1).
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    Score: 0.062
  30. Fu A, Alvarez-Perez JC, Avizonis D, Kin T, Ficarro SB, Choi DW, Karakose E, Badur MG, Evans L, Rosselot C, Bridon G, Bird GH, Seo HS, Dhe-Paganon S, Kamphorst JJ, Stewart AF, James Shapiro AM, Marto JA, Walensky LD, Jones RG, Garcia-Ocana A, Danial NN. Glucose-dependent partitioning of arginine to the urea cycle protects ß-cells from inflammation. Nat Metab. 2020 05; 2(5):432-446.
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    Score: 0.060
  31. Howard TP, Arnoff TE, Song MR, Giacomelli AO, Wang X, Hong AL, Dharia NV, Wang S, Vazquez F, Pham MT, Morgan AM, Wachter F, Bird GH, Kugener G, Oberlick EM, Rees MG, Tiv HL, Hwang JH, Walsh KH, Cook A, Krill-Burger JM, Tsherniak A, Gokhale PC, Park PJ, Stegmaier K, Walensky LD, Hahn WC, Roberts CWM. MDM2 and MDM4 Are Therapeutic Vulnerabilities in Malignant Rhabdoid Tumors. Cancer Res. 2019 05 01; 79(9):2404-2414.
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    Score: 0.055
  32. Stolte B, Iniguez AB, Dharia NV, Robichaud AL, Conway AS, Morgan AM, Alexe G, Schauer NJ, Liu X, Bird GH, Tsherniak A, Vazquez F, Buhrlage SJ, Walensky LD, Stegmaier K. Genome-scale CRISPR-Cas9 screen identifies druggable dependencies in TP53 wild-type Ewing sarcoma. J Exp Med. 2018 08 06; 215(8):2137-2155.
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    Score: 0.053
  33. Rezaei Araghi R, Bird GH, Ryan JA, Jenson JM, Godes M, Pritz JR, Grant RA, Letai A, Walensky LD, Keating AE. Iterative optimization yields Mcl-1-targeting stapled peptides with selective cytotoxicity to Mcl-1-dependent cancer cells. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2018 01 30; 115(5):E886-E895.
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    Score: 0.051
  34. Pease-Raissi SE, Pazyra-Murphy MF, Li Y, Wachter F, Fukuda Y, Fenstermacher SJ, Barclay LA, Bird GH, Walensky LD, Segal RA. Paclitaxel Reduces Axonal Bclw to Initiate IP3R1-Dependent Axon Degeneration. Neuron. 2017 Oct 11; 96(2):373-386.e6.
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    Score: 0.050
  35. Braun CR, Bird GH, Wühr M, Erickson BK, Rad R, Walensky LD, Gygi SP, Haas W. Generation of multiple reporter ions from a single isobaric reagent increases multiplexing capacity for quantitative proteomics. Anal Chem. 2015 Oct 06; 87(19):9855-63.
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    Score: 0.043
  36. Ljubicic S, Polak K, Fu A, Wiwczar J, Szlyk B, Chang Y, Alvarez-Perez JC, Bird GH, Walensky LD, Garcia-Ocaña A, Danial NN. Phospho-BAD BH3 mimicry protects ß cells and restores functional ß cell mass in diabetes. Cell Rep. 2015 Feb 03; 10(4):497-504.
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    Score: 0.041
  37. Szlyk B, Braun CR, Ljubicic S, Patton E, Bird GH, Osundiji MA, Matschinsky FM, Walensky LD, Danial NN. A phospho-BAD BH3 helix activates glucokinase by a mechanism distinct from that of allosteric activators. Nat Struct Mol Biol. 2014 Jan; 21(1):36-42.
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    Score: 0.038
  38. Kim W, Bird GH, Neff T, Guo G, Kerenyi MA, Walensky LD, Orkin SH. Targeted disruption of the EZH2-EED complex inhibits EZH2-dependent cancer. Nat Chem Biol. 2013 Oct; 9(10):643-50.
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    Score: 0.037
  39. Takada K, Zhu D, Bird GH, Sukhdeo K, Zhao JJ, Mani M, Lemieux M, Carrasco DE, Ryan J, Horst D, Fulciniti M, Munshi NC, Xu W, Kung AL, Shivdasani RA, Walensky LD, Carrasco DR. Targeted disruption of the BCL9/ß-catenin complex inhibits oncogenic Wnt signaling. Sci Transl Med. 2012 Aug 22; 4(148):148ra117.
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    Score: 0.035
  40. Kar AK, Mao Y, Bird G, Walensky L, Sodroski J. Characterization of a core fragment of the rhesus monkey TRIM5a protein. BMC Biochem. 2011 Jan 04; 12:1.
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    Score: 0.031
  41. Danial NN, Walensky LD, Zhang CY, Choi CS, Fisher JK, Molina AJ, Datta SR, Pitter KL, Bird GH, Wikstrom JD, Deeney JT, Robertson K, Morash J, Kulkarni A, Neschen S, Kim S, Greenberg ME, Corkey BE, Shirihai OS, Shulman GI, Lowell BB, Korsmeyer SJ. Dual role of proapoptotic BAD in insulin secretion and beta cell survival. Nat Med. 2008 Feb; 14(2):144-53.
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    Score: 0.025
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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.