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    Rushika Perera, PhD

    TitleAssistant Professor
    SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
    Address513 Parnassus Ave
    San Francisco CA 94143
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      1. Altshuler-Keylin S, Shinoda K, Hasegawa Y, Ikeda K, Hong H, Kang Q, Yang Y, Perera RM, Debnath J, Kajimura S, et al. Beige Adipocyte Maintenance Is Regulated by Autophagy-Induced Mitochondrial Clearance. Cell Metab. 2016 Aug 24. PMID: 27568548.
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      2. Perera RM, Zoncu R, et al. The Lysosome as a Regulatory Hub. Annu Rev Cell Dev Biol. 2016 Aug 3. PMID: 27501449.
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      3. Perera RM, Bardeesy N. Pancreatic Cancer Metabolism: Breaking It Down to Build It Back Up. Cancer Discov. 2015 Dec; 5(12):1247-61. PMID: 26534901.
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      4. Perera RM, Stoykova S, Nicolay BN, Ross KN, Fitamant J, Boukhali M, Lengrand J, Deshpande V, Selig MK, Ferrone CR, Settleman J, Stephanopoulos G, Dyson NJ, Zoncu R, Ramaswamy S, Haas W, Bardeesy N. Transcriptional control of autophagy-lysosome function drives pancreatic cancer metabolism. Nature. 2015 Aug 20; 524(7565):361-5. PMID: 26168401.
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      5. Fitamant J, Kottakis F, Benhamouche S, Tian HS, Chuvin N, Parachoniak CA, Nagle JM, Perera RM, Lapouge M, Deshpande V, Zhu AX, Lai A, Min B, Hoshida Y, Avruch J, Sia D, CampreciĆ³s G, McClatchey AI, Llovet JM, Morrissey D, Raj L, Bardeesy N, et al. YAP Inhibition Restores Hepatocyte Differentiation in Advanced HCC, Leading to Tumor Regression. Cell Rep. 2015 Mar 10. PMID: 25772357.
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      6. Lee JJ, Perera RM, Wang H, Wu DC, Liu XS, Han S, Fitamant J, Jones PD, Ghanta KS, Kawano S, Nagle JM, Deshpande V, Boucher Y, Kato T, Chen JK, Willmann JK, Bardeesy N, Beachy PA. Stromal response to Hedgehog signaling restrains pancreatic cancer progression. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Jul 29; 111(30):E3091-100. PMID: 25024225; PMCID: PMC4121834.
      7. Heilmann AM, Perera RM, Ecker V, Nicolay BN, Bardeesy N, Benes CH, Dyson NJ. CDK4/6 and IGF1 receptor inhibitors synergize to suppress the growth of p16INK4A-deficient pancreatic cancers. Cancer Res. 2014 Jul 15; 74(14):3947-58. PMID: 24986516; PMCID: PMC4122288.
      8. Son J, Lyssiotis CA, Ying H, Wang X, Hua S, Ligorio M, Perera RM, Ferrone CR, Mullarky E, Shyh-Chang N, Kang Y, Fleming JB, Bardeesy N, Asara JM, Haigis MC, DePinho RA, Cantley LC, Kimmelman AC. Glutamine supports pancreatic cancer growth through a KRAS-regulated metabolic pathway. Nature. 2013 Apr 4; 496(7443):101-5. PMID: 23535601; PMCID: PMC3656466.
      9. Perera RM, Bardeesy N. Ready, set, go: the EGF receptor at the pancreatic cancer starting line. Cancer Cell. 2012 Sep 11; 22(3):281-2. PMID: 22975369; PMCID: PMC3564545.
      10. Perera RM, Bardeesy N. On oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes in the mammary gland. Cold Spring Harb Perspect Biol. 2012 Jun; 4(6). PMID: 22661637; PMCID: PMC3367547.
      11. Perera RM, Bardeesy N. Cancer: when antioxidants are bad. Nature. 2011 Jul 7; 475(7354):43-4. PMID: 21734699.
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      12. Nakatsu F, Perera RM, Lucast L, Zoncu R, Domin J, Gertler FB, Toomre D, De Camilli P. The inositol 5-phosphatase SHIP2 regulates endocytic clathrin-coated pit dynamics. J Cell Biol. 2010 Aug 9; 190(3):307-15. PMID: 20679431; PMCID: PMC2922640.
      13. Rothenberg SM, Mohapatra G, Rivera MN, Winokur D, Greninger P, Nitta M, Sadow PM, Sooriyakumar G, Brannigan BW, Ulman MJ, Perera RM, Wang R, Tam A, Ma XJ, Erlander M, Sgroi DC, Rocco JW, Lingen MW, Cohen EE, Louis DN, Settleman J, Haber DA. A genome-wide screen for microdeletions reveals disruption of polarity complex genes in diverse human cancers. Cancer Res. 2010 Mar 15; 70(6):2158-64. PMID: 20215515; PMCID: PMC2881662.
      14. Zoncu R, Perera RM, Balkin DM, Pirruccello M, Toomre D, De Camilli P. A phosphoinositide switch controls the maturation and signaling properties of APPL endosomes. Cell. 2009 Mar 20; 136(6):1110-21. PMID: 19303853; PMCID: PMC2705806.
      15. Frost A, Perera R, Roux A, Spasov K, Destaing O, Egelman EH, De Camilli P, Unger VM. Structural basis of membrane invagination by F-BAR domains. Cell. 2008 Mar 7; 132(5):807-17. PMID: 18329367; PMCID: PMC2384079.
      16. Perera RM, Zoncu R, Johns TG, Pypaert M, Lee FT, Mellman I, Old LJ, Toomre DK, Scott AM. Internalization, intracellular trafficking, and biodistribution of monoclonal antibody 806: a novel anti-epidermal growth factor receptor antibody. Neoplasia. 2007 Dec; 9(12):1099-110. PMID: 18084617; PMCID: PMC2134906.
      17. Perera R, Daijogo S, Walter BL, Nguyen JH, Semler BL. Cellular protein modification by poliovirus: the two faces of poly(rC)-binding protein. J Virol. 2007 Sep; 81(17):8919-32. PMID: 17581994; PMCID: PMC1951425.
      18. Johns TG, Perera RM, Vernes SC, Vitali AA, Cao DX, Cavenee WK, Scott AM, Furnari FB. The efficacy of epidermal growth factor receptor-specific antibodies against glioma xenografts is influenced by receptor levels, activation status, and heterodimerization. Clin Cancer Res. 2007 Mar 15; 13(6):1911-25. PMID: 17363548.
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      19. Zoncu R, Perera RM, Sebastian R, Nakatsu F, Chen H, Balla T, Ayala G, Toomre D, De Camilli PV. Loss of endocytic clathrin-coated pits upon acute depletion of phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2007 Mar 6; 104(10):3793-8. PMID: 17360432; PMCID: PMC1805489.
      20. Perera RM, Zoncu R, Lucast L, De Camilli P, Toomre D. Two synaptojanin 1 isoforms are recruited to clathrin-coated pits at different stages. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2006 Dec 19; 103(51):19332-7. PMID: 17158794; PMCID: PMC1693868.
      21. Perera RM, Narita Y, Furnari FB, Gan HK, Murone C, Ahlkvist M, Luwor RB, Burgess AW, Stockert E, Jungbluth AA, Old LJ, Cavenee WK, Scott AM, Johns TG. Treatment of human tumor xenografts with monoclonal antibody 806 in combination with a prototypical epidermal growth factor receptor-specific antibody generates enhanced antitumor activity. Clin Cancer Res. 2005 Sep 1; 11(17):6390-9. PMID: 16144944.
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      22. Luwor RB, Zhu HJ, Walker F, Vitali AA, Perera RM, Burgess AW, Scott AM, Johns TG. The tumor-specific de2-7 epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) promotes cells survival and heterodimerizes with the wild-type EGFR. Oncogene. 2004 Aug 12; 23(36):6095-104. PMID: 15221011.
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      23. Johns TG, Luwor RB, Murone C, Walker F, Weinstock J, Vitali AA, Perera RM, Jungbluth AA, Stockert E, Old LJ, Nice EC, Burgess AW, Scott AM. Antitumor efficacy of cytotoxic drugs and the monoclonal antibody 806 is enhanced by the EGF receptor inhibitor AG1478. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2003 Dec 23; 100(26):15871-6. PMID: 14676326; PMCID: PMC307660.
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