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    Zhidong Xu, PhD

    TitleAssociate Professor
    SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
    DepartmentSurgery
    Address2340 Sutter Street
    San Francisco CA 94115
    Phone415-514-0592
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      University of California, San FranciscoPostdoctoral StudiesGraduate Division

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      1. Yang YL, Ni J, Hsu PC, Mao JH, Hsieh D, Xu A, Chan G, Au A, Xu Z, Jablons DM, You L. Cul4A overexpression associated with Gli1 expression in malignant pleural mesothelioma. J Cell Mol Med. 2015 Oct; 19(10):2385-96. PMID: 26218750; PMCID: PMC4594680.
      2. Yang YL, Hung MS, Wang Y, Ni J, Mao JH, Hsieh D, Au A, Kumar A, Quigley D, Fang LT, Yeh CC, Xu Z, Jablons DM, You L. Lung tumourigenesis in a conditional Cul4A transgenic mouse model. J Pathol. 2014 Jun; 233(2):113-23. PMID: 24648314; PMCID: PMC4084828.
      3. Hung MS, Xu Z, Chen Y, Smith E, Mao JH, Hsieh D, Lin YC, Yang CT, Jablons DM, You L. Hematein, a casein kinase II inhibitor, inhibits lung cancer tumor growth in a murine xenograft model. Int J Oncol. 2013 Nov; 43(5):1517-22. PMID: 24008396; PMCID: PMC3823374.
      4. Liu S, Hsieh D, Yang YL, Xu Z, Peto C, Jablons DM, You L. Coumestrol from the national cancer Institute's natural product library is a novel inhibitor of protein kinase CK2. BMC Pharmacol Toxicol. 2013; 14:36. PMID: 23845105; PMCID: PMC3726451.
      5. Bravo DT, Yang YL, Kuchenbecker K, Hung MS, Xu Z, Jablons DM, You L. Frizzled-8 receptor is activated by the Wnt-2 ligand in non-small cell lung cancer. BMC Cancer. 2013; 13:316. PMID: 23815780; PMCID: PMC3707790.
      6. Zhang S, Long H, Yang YL, Wang Y, Hsieh D, Li W, Au A, Stoppler HJ, Xu Z, Jablons DM, You L. Inhibition of CK2a down-regulates Notch1 signalling in lung cancer cells. J Cell Mol Med. 2013 Jul; 17(7):854-62. PMID: 23651443; PMCID: PMC3729857.
      7. Zhang S, Wang Y, Mao JH, Hsieh D, Kim IJ, Hu LM, Xu Z, Long H, Jablons DM, You L. Inhibition of CK2a down-regulates Hedgehog/Gli signaling leading to a reduction of a stem-like side population in human lung cancer cells. PLoS One. 2012; 7(6):e38996. PMID: 22768056; PMCID: PMC3387212.
      8. Kratz JR, He J, Van Den Eeden SK, Zhu ZH, Gao W, Pham PT, Mulvihill MS, Ziaei F, Zhang H, Su B, Zhi X, Quesenberry CP, Habel LA, Deng Q, Wang Z, Zhou J, Li H, Huang MC, Yeh CC, Segal MR, Ray MR, Jones KD, Raz DJ, Xu Z, Jahan TM, Berryman D, He B, Mann MJ, Jablons DM. A practical molecular assay to predict survival in resected non-squamous, non-small-cell lung cancer: development and international validation studies. Lancet. 2012 Mar 3; 379(9818):823-32. PMID: 22285053; PMCID: PMC3294002.
      9. Li T, Hung MS, Wang Y, Mao JH, Tan JL, Jahan K, Roos H, Xu Z, Jablons DM, You L. Transgenic mice for cre-inducible overexpression of the Cul4A gene. Genesis. 2011 Mar; 49(3):134-41. PMID: 21381181; PMCID: PMC3285554.
      10. Hung MS, Mao JH, Xu Z, Yang CT, Yu JS, Harvard C, Lin YC, Bravo DT, Jablons DM, You L. Cul4A is an oncogene in malignant pleural mesothelioma. J Cell Mol Med. 2011 Feb; 15(2):350-8. PMID: 19929949; PMCID: PMC3355981.
      11. Li T, Li H, Wang Y, Harvard C, Tan JL, Au A, Xu Z, Jablons DM, You L. The expression of CXCR4, CXCL12 and CXCR7 in malignant pleural mesothelioma. J Pathol. 2011 Mar; 223(4):519-30. PMID: 21294125; PMCID: PMC3085597.
      12. Hung MS, Lin YC, Mao JH, Kim IJ, Xu Z, Yang CT, Jablons DM, You L. Functional polymorphism of the CK2alpha intronless gene plays oncogenic roles in lung cancer. PLoS One. 2010; 5(7):e11418. PMID: 20625391; PMCID: PMC2896393.
      13. More SS, Li S, Yee SW, Chen L, Xu Z, Jablons DM, Giacomini KM. Organic cation transporters modulate the uptake and cytotoxicity of picoplatin, a third-generation platinum analogue. Mol Cancer Ther. 2010 Apr; 9(4):1058-69. PMID: 20371711; PMCID: PMC3258025.
      14. Hung MS, Xu Z, Lin YC, Mao JH, Yang CT, Chang PJ, Jablons DM, You L. Identification of hematein as a novel inhibitor of protein kinase CK2 from a natural product library. BMC Cancer. 2009; 9:135. PMID: 19419583; PMCID: PMC2696466.
      15. Chou J, Lin YC, Kim J, You L, Xu Z, He B, Jablons DM. Nasopharyngeal carcinoma--review of the molecular mechanisms of tumorigenesis. Head Neck. 2008 Jul; 30(7):946-63. PMID: 18446839; PMCID: PMC3046044.
      16. You L, Xu Z, Punchihewa C, Jablons DM, Fujii N. Evaluation of a chemical library of small-molecule Dishevelled antagonists that suppress tumor growth by down-regulating T-cell factor-mediated transcription. Mol Cancer Ther. 2008 Jun; 7(6):1633-8. PMID: 18566234.
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      17. Ko AH, Dito E, Schillinger B, Venook AP, Xu Z, Bergsland EK, Wong D, Scott J, Hwang J, Tempero MA. A phase II study evaluating bevacizumab in combination with fixed-dose rate gemcitabine and low-dose cisplatin for metastatic pancreatic cancer: is an anti-VEGF strategy still applicable? Invest New Drugs. 2008 Oct; 26(5):463-71. PMID: 18379729.
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      18. Clément G, Guilleret I, He B, Yagui-Beltrán A, Lin YC, You L, Xu Z, Shi Y, Okamoto J, Benhattar J, Jablons D. Epigenetic alteration of the Wnt inhibitory factor-1 promoter occurs early in the carcinogenesis of Barrett's esophagus. Cancer Sci. 2008 Jan; 99(1):46-53. PMID: 18005197.
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      19. Shi Y, He B, Kuchenbecker KM, You L, Xu Z, Mikami I, Yagui-Beltran A, Clement G, Lin YC, Okamoto J, Bravo DT, Jablons DM. Inhibition of Wnt-2 and galectin-3 synergistically destabilizes beta-catenin and induces apoptosis in human colorectal cancer cells. Int J Cancer. 2007 Sep 15; 121(6):1175-81. PMID: 17534895.
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      20. Lin YC, You L, Xu Z, He B, Yang CT, Chen JK, Mikami I, Clément G, Shi Y, Kuchenbecker K, Okamoto J, Kashani-Sabet M, Jablons DM. Wnt inhibitory factor-1 gene transfer inhibits melanoma cell growth. Hum Gene Ther. 2007 Apr; 18(4):379-86. PMID: 17472570.
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      21. Kim J, You L, Xu Z, Kuchenbecker K, Raz D, He B, Jablons D. Wnt inhibitory factor inhibits lung cancer cell growth. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2007 Mar; 133(3):733-7. PMID: 17320573.
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      22. Fujii N, You L, Xu Z, Uematsu K, Shan J, He B, Mikami I, Edmondson LR, Neale G, Zheng J, Guy RK, Jablons DM. An antagonist of dishevelled protein-protein interaction suppresses beta-catenin-dependent tumor cell growth. Cancer Res. 2007 Jan 15; 67(2):573-9. PMID: 17234765.
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      23. Kim JY, Harvard C, You L, Xu Z, Kuchenbecker K, Baehner R, Jablons D. Stathmin is overexpressed in malignant mesothelioma. Anticancer Res. 2007 Jan-Feb; 27(1A):39-44. PMID: 17352214.
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      24. Batra S, Shi Y, Kuchenbecker KM, He B, Reguart N, Mikami I, You L, Xu Z, Lin YC, Clément G, Jablons DM. Wnt inhibitory factor-1, a Wnt antagonist, is silenced by promoter hypermethylation in malignant pleural mesothelioma. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2006 Apr 21; 342(4):1228-32. PMID: 16516163.
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      25. Lin YC, You L, Xu Z, He B, Mikami I, Thung E, Chou J, Kuchenbecker K, Kim J, Raz D, Yang CT, Chen JK, Jablons DM. Wnt signaling activation and WIF-1 silencing in nasopharyngeal cancer cell lines. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2006 Mar 10; 341(2):635-40. PMID: 16427602.
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      26. You L, Kim J, He B, Xu Z, McCormick F, Jablons DM. Wnt-1 signal as a potential cancer therapeutic target. Drug News Perspect. 2006 Jan-Feb; 19(1):27-31. PMID: 16550254.
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      27. Mazieres J, You L, He B, Xu Z, Twogood S, Lee AY, Reguart N, Batra S, Mikami I, Jablons DM. Wnt2 as a new therapeutic target in malignant pleural mesothelioma. Int J Cancer. 2005 Nov 1; 117(2):326-32. PMID: 15900580.
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      28. Kim KU, Wilson SM, Abayasiriwardana KS, Collins R, Fjellbirkeland L, Xu Z, Jablons DM, Nishimura SL, Broaddus VC. A novel in vitro model of human mesothelioma for studying tumor biology and apoptotic resistance. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2005 Dec; 33(6):541-8. PMID: 16123394; PMCID: PMC2715331.
      29. Mazieres J, You L, He B, Xu Z, Lee AY, Mikami I, McCormick F, Jablons DM. Inhibition of Wnt16 in human acute lymphoblastoid leukemia cells containing the t(1;19) translocation induces apoptosis. Oncogene. 2005 Aug 11; 24(34):5396-400. PMID: 16007226.
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      30. Mikami I, You L, He B, Xu Z, Batra S, Lee AY, Mazieres J, Reguart N, Uematsu K, Koizumi K, Jablons DM. Efficacy of Wnt-1 monoclonal antibody in sarcoma cells. BMC Cancer. 2005; 5:53. PMID: 15913453; PMCID: PMC1164405.
      31. Mazieres J, He B, You L, Xu Z, Jablons DM. Wnt signaling in lung cancer. Cancer Lett. 2005 May 10; 222(1):1-10. PMID: 15837535.
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      32. He B, Reguart N, You L, Mazieres J, Xu Z, Lee AY, Mikami I, McCormick F, Jablons DM. Blockade of Wnt-1 signaling induces apoptosis in human colorectal cancer cells containing downstream mutations. Oncogene. 2005 Apr 21; 24(18):3054-8. PMID: 15735684.
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      33. He B, Lee AY, Dadfarmay S, You L, Xu Z, Reguart N, Mazieres J, Mikami I, McCormick F, Jablons DM. Secreted frizzled-related protein 4 is silenced by hypermethylation and induces apoptosis in beta-catenin-deficient human mesothelioma cells. Cancer Res. 2005 Feb 1; 65(3):743-8. PMID: 15705870.
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      34. Lee AY, He B, You L, Xu Z, Mazieres J, Reguart N, Mikami I, Batra S, Jablons DM. Dickkopf-1 antagonizes Wnt signaling independent of beta-catenin in human mesothelioma. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2004 Oct 29; 323(4):1246-50. PMID: 15451431.
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      35. Reguart N, He B, Xu Z, You L, Lee AY, Mazieres J, Mikami I, Batra S, Rosell R, McCormick F, Jablons DM. Cloning and characterization of the promoter of human Wnt inhibitory factor-1. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2004 Oct 8; 323(1):229-34. PMID: 15351726.
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      36. Lee AY, He B, You L, Dadfarmay S, Xu Z, Mazieres J, Mikami I, McCormick F, Jablons DM. Expression of the secreted frizzled-related protein gene family is downregulated in human mesothelioma. Oncogene. 2004 Aug 26; 23(39):6672-6. PMID: 15221014.
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      37. You L, He B, Xu Z, Uematsu K, Mazieres J, Mikami I, Reguart N, Moody TW, Kitajewski J, McCormick F, Jablons DM. Inhibition of Wnt-2-mediated signaling induces programmed cell death in non-small-cell lung cancer cells. Oncogene. 2004 Aug 12; 23(36):6170-4. PMID: 15208662.
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      38. You L, He B, Xu Z, Uematsu K, Mazieres J, Fujii N, Mikami I, Reguart N, McIntosh JK, Kashani-Sabet M, McCormick F, Jablons DM. An anti-Wnt-2 monoclonal antibody induces apoptosis in malignant melanoma cells and inhibits tumor growth. Cancer Res. 2004 Aug 1; 64(15):5385-9. PMID: 15289346.
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      39. Mazieres J, He B, You L, Xu Z, Lee AY, Mikami I, Reguart N, Rosell R, McCormick F, Jablons DM. Wnt inhibitory factor-1 is silenced by promoter hypermethylation in human lung cancer. Cancer Res. 2004 Jul 15; 64(14):4717-20. PMID: 15256437.
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      40. You L, He B, Uematsu K, Xu Z, Mazieres J, Lee A, McCormick F, Jablons DM. Inhibition of Wnt-1 signaling induces apoptosis in beta-catenin-deficient mesothelioma cells. Cancer Res. 2004 May 15; 64(10):3474-8. PMID: 15150100.
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      41. He B, You L, Xu Z, Mazieres J, Lee AY, Jablons DM. Activity of the suppressor of cytokine signaling-3 promoter in human non-small-cell lung cancer. Clin Lung Cancer. 2004 May; 5(6):366-70. PMID: 15217536.
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      42. He B, You L, Uematsu K, Xu Z, Lee AY, Matsangou M, McCormick F, Jablons DM. A monoclonal antibody against Wnt-1 induces apoptosis in human cancer cells. Neoplasia. 2004 Jan-Feb; 6(1):7-14. PMID: 15068666; PMCID: PMC1508626.
      43. You L, He B, Xu Z, McCormick F, Jablons DM. Future directions: oncolytic viruses. Clin Lung Cancer. 2004 Jan; 5(4):226-30. PMID: 14967074.
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      44. He B, You L, Uematsu K, Zang K, Xu Z, Lee AY, Costello JF, McCormick F, Jablons DM. SOCS-3 is frequently silenced by hypermethylation and suppresses cell growth in human lung cancer. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2003 Nov 25; 100(24):14133-8. PMID: 14617776; PMCID: PMC283558.
      45. Uematsu K, He B, You L, Xu Z, McCormick F, Jablons DM. Activation of the Wnt pathway in non small cell lung cancer: evidence of dishevelled overexpression. Oncogene. 2003 Oct 16; 22(46):7218-21. PMID: 14562050.
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      46. Uematsu K, Kanazawa S, You L, He B, Xu Z, Li K, Peterlin BM, McCormick F, Jablons DM. Wnt pathway activation in mesothelioma: evidence of Dishevelled overexpression and transcriptional activity of beta-catenin. Cancer Res. 2003 Aug 1; 63(15):4547-51. PMID: 12907630.
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      47. Horvai AE, Li L, Xu Z, Kramer MJ, Jablons DM, Treseler PA. c-Kit is not expressed in malignant mesothelioma. Mod Pathol. 2003 Aug; 16(8):818-22. PMID: 12920227.
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      48. Jensen RH, Tiirikainen M, You L, Ginzinger D, He B, Uematsu K, Xu Z, Treseler P, McCormick F, Jablons DM. Genomic alterations in human mesothelioma including high resolution mapping of common regions of DNA loss in chromosome arm 6q. Anticancer Res. 2003 May-Jun; 23(3B):2281-9. PMID: 12894504.
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      49. Horvai AE, Li L, Xu Z, Kramer MJ, Jablons DM, Treseler PA. Malignant mesothelioma does not demonstrate overexpression or gene amplification despite cytoplasmic immunohistochemical staining for c-Erb-B2. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2003 Apr; 127(4):465-9. PMID: 12683876.
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      50. He B, You L, Uematsu K, Matsangou M, Xu Z, He M, McCormick F, Jablons DM. Cloning and characterization of a functional promoter of the human SOCS-3 gene. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2003 Feb 7; 301(2):386-91. PMID: 12565872.
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      51. Xu Z, Colosimo A, Gruenert DC. Site-directed mutagenesis using the megaprimer method. Methods Mol Biol. 2003; 235:203-7. PMID: 12904663.
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      52. Xia C, Xu Z, Yuan X, Uematsu K, You L, Li K, Li L, McCormick F, Jablons DM. Induction of apoptosis in mesothelioma cells by antisurvivin oligonucleotides. Mol Cancer Ther. 2002 Jul; 1(9):687-94. PMID: 12479365.
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      53. Xu Z, Jablons DM, Gruenert DC. Expression sequence tag-specific full-length cDNA cloning: actin cDNAs. Gene. 2001 Jan 24; 263(1-2):265-72. PMID: 11223266.
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