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Valerie Weaver, PhD

TitleProfessor
InstitutionUniversity of California San Francisco
DepartmentSurgery
Address513 Parnassus Ave
San Francisco CA 94143
Phone415-476-3826
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    Tissue Tension, RANK and Breast Cancer Risk
    NIH/NCI R01CA222508Feb 9, 2018 - Jan 31, 2023
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Inside-Out Approaches to Improve Wound Repair by HoxB3
    NIH/NIAMS R21AR069495Jul 15, 2016 - Apr 30, 2018
    Role: Principal Investigator
    ECM geometrical and mechanical properties modulate RTK signaling
    NIH/NCI U01CA202241Sep 22, 2015 - Aug 31, 2020
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    2015 Fibronectin, Integrins &Related Molecules Gordon Research Conference &Gordon Research Seminar
    NIH/NIAMS R13AR068188May 1, 2015 - Apr 30, 2016
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Tension-Stat3-miR-mediated metastasis
    NIH/NCI R01CA192914Apr 1, 2015 - Mar 31, 2020
    Role: Principal Investigator
    A biophysical stromal basis for radiation sensitivity in ductal carcinoma in situ
    NIH/NCI R01CA174929May 5, 2014 - Feb 28, 2019
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    Advanced Methods to Evaluate Extracellular Matrix and Crosslinking in the Tumor M
    NIH/NCI R33CA183685May 2, 2014 - Apr 30, 2017
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    2013 Fibronectin, Integrins &Related Molecules GRC/GRS
    NIH/NCI R13CA174204Feb 6, 2013 - Jan 31, 2014
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Biophysical and molecular dialogue of glioma cells and the brain microenvironment
    NIH/NCI U54CA163155Sep 26, 2011 - Jul 31, 2016
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    Role of Fibroblasts, Myeloid Cells and Matrix in PDAC
    NIH/NCI U01CA151925Sep 30, 2010 - Aug 31, 2015
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    Collagen remodeling and tumor progression
    NIH/NCI R01CA138818May 7, 2010 - Feb 28, 2015
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Fundamental Mechanobiology of Tumor Progression
    NIH U54CA143836Sep 29, 2009 - Jul 31, 2015
    Role: Co-Investigator
    NFkB, tissue polarity and apoptosis resistance
    NIH/NCI R01CA078731Jul 1, 2000 - Jun 30, 2010
    Role: Principal Investigator
    TGF-beta Suppression and Promotion of Mammary Carcinomas
    NIH/NCI R01CA085492May 20, 2000 - Feb 29, 2016
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator

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    1. Tharp KM, Weaver V. Modeling tissue polarity in context. J Mol Biol. 2018 Jul 25. PMID: 30055167.
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    2. Sampayo RG, Toscani AM, Rubashkin MG, Thi K, Masullo LA, Violi IL, Lakins JN, Cáceres A, Hines WC, Coluccio Leskow F, Stefani FD, Chialvo DR, Bissell MJ, Weaver V, Simian M. Fibronectin rescues estrogen receptor a from lysosomal degradation in breast cancer cells. J Cell Biol. 2018 Jul 06. PMID: 29980625.
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    3. Muncie JM, Weaver V. The Physical and Biochemical Properties of the Extracellular Matrix Regulate Cell Fate. Curr Top Dev Biol. 2018; 130:1-37. PMID: 29853174.
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    4. Samson S, Northey JJ, Plaks V, Baas C, Dean I, LaBarge MA, Goga A, Van't Veer LJ, Weaver V. New Horizons in Advocacy Engaged Physical Sciences and Oncology Research. Trends Cancer. 2018 Apr; 4(4):260-264. PMID: 29606307.
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    5. Northcott JM, Dean IS, Mouw JK, Weaver V. Feeling Stress: The Mechanics of Cancer Progression and Aggression. Front Cell Dev Biol. 2018; 6:17. PMID: 29541636.
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    6. Ilkhanizadeh S, Sabelström H, Miroshnikova YA, Frantz A, Zhu W, Idilli A, Lakins JN, Schmidt C, Quigley DA, Fenster T, Yuan E, Trzeciak JR, Saxena S, Lindberg OR, Mouw JK, Burdick JA, Magnitsky S, Berger MS, Phillips JJ, Arosio D, Sun D, Weaver V, Weiss WA, Persson AI. Antisecretory Factor-Mediated Inhibition of Cell Volume Dynamics Produces Antitumor Activity in Glioblastoma. Mol Cancer Res. 2018 Feb 05. PMID: 29431617.
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    7. Takai K, Drain AP, Lawson DA, Littlepage LE, Karpuj M, Kessenbrock K, Le A, Inoue K, Weaver V, Werb Z. Discoidin domain receptor 1 (DDR1) ablation promotes tissue fibrosis and hypoxia to induce aggressive basal-like breast cancers. Genes Dev. 2018 Feb 01; 32(3-4):244-257. PMID: 29483153.
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    8. Ramakrishnan N, Sreeja KK, Roychoudhury A, Eckmann DM, Ayyaswamy PS, Baumgart T, Pucadyil T, Patil S, Weaver V, Radhakrishnan R. Excess area dependent scaling behavior of nano-sized membrane tethers. Phys Biol. 2018 Jan 11; 15(2):026002. PMID: 29116056.
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    9. Woods EC, Kai F, Barnes JM, Pedram K, Pickup MW, Hollander MJ, Weaver V, Bertozzi CR. A bulky glycocalyx fosters metastasis formation by promoting G1 cell cycle progression. Elife. 2017 Dec 21; 6. PMID: 29266001.
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    10. Northey JJ, Przybyla L, Weaver V. Tissue Force Programs Cell Fate and Tumor Aggression. Cancer Discov. 2017 11; 7(11):1224-1237. PMID: 29038232.
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    11. Pickup MW, Owens P, Gorska AE, Chytil A, Ye F, Shi C, Weaver V, Kalluri R, Moses HL, Novitskiy SV. Development of Aggressive Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinomas Depends on Granulocyte Colony Stimulating Factor Secretion in Carcinoma Cells. Cancer Immunol Res. 2017 Sep; 5(9):718-729. PMID: 28775207.
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    12. Salvador F, Martin A, López-Menéndez C, Moreno-Bueno G, Santos V, Vázquez-Naharro A, Santamaria PG, Morales S, Dubus PR, Muinelo-Romay L, López-López R, Tung JC, Weaver V, Portillo F, Cano A. Lysyl Oxidase-like Protein LOXL2 Promotes Lung Metastasis of Breast Cancer. Cancer Res. 2017 11 01; 77(21):5846-5859. PMID: 28720577.
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    13. Weaver V. Cell and tissue mechanics: the new cell biology frontier. Mol Biol Cell. 2017 Jul 07; 28(14):1815-1818. PMID: 28684606.
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    14. Cai E, Marchuk K, Beemiller P, Beppler C, Rubashkin MG, Weaver V, Gérard A, Liu TL, Chen BC, Betzig E, Bartumeus F, Krummel MF. Visualizing dynamic microvillar search and stabilization during ligand detection by T cells. Science. 2017 05 12; 356(6338). PMID: 28495700.
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    15. Oudin MJ, Weaver V. Physical and Chemical Gradients in the Tumor Microenvironment Regulate Tumor Cell Invasion, Migration, and Metastasis. Cold Spring Harb Symp Quant Biol. 2016; 81:189-205. PMID: 28424337.
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    16. Khuc E, Bainer R, Wolf M, Clay SM, Weisenberger DJ, Kemmer J, Weaver V, Hwang DG, Chan MF. Comprehensive characterization of DNA methylation changes in Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy. PLoS One. 2017; 12(4):e0175112. PMID: 28384203.
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    17. Mekhdjian AH, Kai F, Rubashkin MG, Prahl LS, Przybyla LM, McGregor AL, Bell ES, Barnes JM, DuFort CC, Ou G, Chang AC, Cassereau L, Tan SJ, Pickup MW, Lakins JN, Ye X, Davidson MW, Lammerding J, Odde DJ, Dunn AR, Weaver V. Integrin-mediated traction force enhances paxillin molecular associations and adhesion dynamics that increase the invasiveness of tumor cells into a three-dimensional extracellular matrix. Mol Biol Cell. 2017 Jun 01; 28(11):1467-1488. PMID: 28381423.
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    18. Barnes JM, Przybyla L, Weaver V. Tissue mechanics regulate brain development, homeostasis and disease. J Cell Sci. 2017 01 01; 130(1):71-82. PMID: 28043968.
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    19. Chang TT, Thakar D, Weaver V. Force-dependent breaching of the basement membrane. Matrix Biol. 2017 01; 57-58:178-189. PMID: 28025167.
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    20. Takai K, Le A, Weaver V, Werb Z. Targeting the cancer-associated fibroblasts as a treatment in triple-negative breast cancer. Oncotarget. 2016 Dec 13; 7(50):82889-82901. PMID: 27756881.
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    21. Kaushik S, Pickup MW, Weaver V. From transformation to metastasis: deconstructing the extracellular matrix in breast cancer. Cancer Metastasis Rev. 2016 Dec; 35(4):655-667. PMID: 27914000.
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    22. Chan TS, Hsu CC, Pai VC, Liao WY, Huang SS, Tan KT, Yen CJ, Hsu SC, Chen WY, Shan YS, Li CR, Lee MT, Jiang KY, Chu JM, Lien GS, Weaver V, Tsai KK. Metronomic chemotherapy prevents therapy-induced stromal activation and induction of tumor-initiating cells. J Exp Med. 2016 Dec 12; 213(13):2967-2988. PMID: 27881732.
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    23. Miroshnikova YA, Mouw JK, Barnes JM, Pickup MW, Lakins JN, Kim Y, Lobo K, Persson AI, Reis GF, McKnight TR, Holland EC, Phillips JJ, Weaver V. Tissue mechanics promote IDH1-dependent HIF1a-tenascin C feedback to regulate glioblastoma aggression. Nat Cell Biol. 2016 Dec; 18(12):1336-1345. PMID: 27820599.
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    24. Gilbert PM, Weaver V. Cellular adaptation to biomechanical stress across length scales in tissue homeostasis and disease. Semin Cell Dev Biol. 2017 07; 67:141-152. PMID: 27641825.
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    25. Przybyla L, Lakins JN, Weaver V. Tissue Mechanics Orchestrate Wnt-Dependent Human Embryonic Stem Cell Differentiation. Cell Stem Cell. 2016 10 06; 19(4):462-475. PMID: 27452175.
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    26. Ou G, Thakar D, Tung JC, Miroshnikova YA, Dufort CC, Gutierrez E, Groisman A, Weaver V. Visualizing mechanical modulation of nanoscale organization of cell-matrix adhesions. Integr Biol (Camb). 2016 07 11; 8(7):795-804. PMID: 27334548; PMCID: PMC4980125 [Available on 07/11/17].
    27. Przybyla L, Muncie JM, Weaver V. Mechanical Control of Epithelial-to-Mesenchymal Transitions in Development and Cancer. Annu Rev Cell Dev Biol. 2016 Oct 06; 32:527-554. PMID: 27298087.
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    28. Bhagawati M, Rubashkin MG, Lee JP, Ananthanarayanan B, Weaver V, Kumar S. Site-Specific Modulation of Charge Controls the Structure and Stimulus Responsiveness of Intrinsically Disordered Peptide Brushes. Langmuir. 2016 Jun 14; 32(23):5990-6. PMID: 27203736.
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    29. Laklai H, Miroshnikova YA, Pickup MW, Collisson EA, Kim GE, Barrett AS, Hill RC, Lakins JN, Schlaepfer DD, Mouw JK, LeBleu VS, Roy N, Novitskiy SV, Johansen JS, Poli V, Kalluri R, Iacobuzio-Donahue CA, Wood LD, Hebrok M, Hansen K, Moses HL, Weaver V. Genotype tunes pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma tissue tension to induce matricellular fibrosis and tumor progression. Nat Med. 2016 05; 22(5):497-505. PMID: 27089513; PMCID: PMC4860133 [Available on 10/18/16].
    30. Kai F, Laklai H, Weaver V. Force Matters: Biomechanical Regulation of Cell Invasion and Migration in Disease. Trends Cell Biol. 2016 07; 26(7):486-497. PMID: 27056543; PMCID: PMC4970516 [Available on 07/01/17].
    31. Le LT, Cazares O, Mouw JK, Chatterjee S, Macias H, Moran A, Ramos J, Keely PJ, Weaver V, Hinck L. Loss of miR-203 regulates cell shape and matrix adhesion through ROBO1/Rac/FAK in response to stiffness. J Cell Biol. 2016 Mar 14; 212(6):707-19. PMID: 26975850; PMCID: PMC4792073.
    32. Desai SS, Tung JC, Zhou VX, Grenert JP, Malato Y, Rezvani M, Español-Suñer R, Willenbring H, Weaver V, Chang TT. Physiological ranges of matrix rigidity modulate primary mouse hepatocyte function in part through hepatocyte nuclear factor 4 alpha. Hepatology. 2016 07; 64(1):261-75. PMID: 26755329.
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    33. Özdemir BC, Pentcheva-Hoang T, Carstens JL, Zheng X, Wu CC, Simpson TR, Laklai H, Sugimoto H, Kahlert C, Novitskiy SV, De Jesus-Acosta A, Sharma P, Heidari P, Mahmood U, Chin L, Moses HL, Weaver V, Maitra A, Allison JP, LeBleu VS, Kalluri R. Depletion of Carcinoma-Associated Fibroblasts and Fibrosis Induces Immunosuppression and Accelerates Pancreas Cancer with Reduced Survival. Cancer Cell. 2015 Dec 14; 28(6):831-833. PMID: 28843279.
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    34. Ou G, Weaver V. Tumor-induced solid stress activates ß-catenin signaling to drive malignant behavior in normal, tumor-adjacent cells. Bioessays. 2015 Dec; 37(12):1293-7. PMID: 26439949; PMCID: PMC4731088.
    35. Lin CH, Pelissier FA, Zhang H, Lakins J, Weaver V, Park C, LaBarge MA. Microenvironment rigidity modulates responses to the HER2 receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor lapatinib via YAP and TAZ transcription factors. Mol Biol Cell. 2015 Nov 05; 26(22):3946-53. PMID: 26337386; PMCID: PMC4710228.
    36. Lau J, Ilkhanizadeh S, Wang S, Miroshnikova YA, Salvatierra NA, Wong RA, Schmidt C, Weaver V, Weiss WA, Persson AI. STAT3 Blockade Inhibits Radiation-Induced Malignant Progression in Glioma. Cancer Res. 2015 Oct 15; 75(20):4302-11. PMID: 26282165; PMCID: PMC4609277 [Available on 10/15/16].
    37. Acerbi I, Cassereau L, Dean I, Shi Q, Au A, Park C, Chen YY, Liphardt J, Hwang ES, Weaver V. Human breast cancer invasion and aggression correlates with ECM stiffening and immune cell infiltration. Integr Biol (Camb). 2015 Oct; 7(10):1120-34. PMID: 25959051; PMCID: PMC4593730.
    38. Northcott JM, Northey JJ, Barnes JM, Weaver V. Fighting the force: Potential of homeobox genes for tumor microenvironment regulation. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2015 Apr; 1855(2):248-53. PMID: 25818365; PMCID: PMC4433566.
    39. Tung JC, Barnes JM, Desai SR, Sistrunk C, Conklin MW, Schedin P, Eliceiri KW, Keely PJ, Seewaldt VL, Weaver V. Tumor mechanics and metabolic dysfunction. Free Radic Biol Med. 2015 Feb; 79:269-80. PMID: 25532934.
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    40. Cassereau L, Miroshnikova YA, Ou G, Lakins J, Weaver V. A 3D tension bioreactor platform to study the interplay between ECM stiffness and tumor phenotype. J Biotechnol. 2015 Jan 10; 193:66-9. PMID: 25435379; PMCID: PMC4454500.
    41. Pickup MW, Mouw JK, Weaver V. The extracellular matrix modulates the hallmarks of cancer. EMBO Rep. 2014 Dec; 15(12):1243-53. PMID: 25381661; PMCID: PMC4264927.
    42. Mouw JK, Ou G, Weaver V. Extracellular matrix assembly: a multiscale deconstruction. Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol. 2014 Dec; 15(12):771-85. PMID: 25370693.
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    43. Weaver V. The microenvironment matters. Mol Biol Cell. 2014 Nov 01; 25(21):3254-8. PMID: 25360044; PMCID: PMC4214768.
    44. Rubashkin MG, Cassereau L, Bainer R, DuFort CC, Yui Y, Ou G, Paszek MJ, Davidson MW, Chen YY, Weaver V. Force engages vinculin and promotes tumor progression by enhancing PI3K activation of phosphatidylinositol (3,4,5)-triphosphate. Cancer Res. 2014 Sep 01; 74(17):4597-611. PMID: 25183785; PMCID: PMC4191931.
    45. Venugopalan G, Camarillo DB, Webster KD, Reber CD, Sethian JA, Weaver V, Fletcher DA, El-Samad H, Rycroft CH. Multicellular architecture of malignant breast epithelia influences mechanics. PLoS One. 2014; 9(8):e101955. PMID: 25111489; PMCID: PMC4128597.
    46. Paszek MJ, DuFort CC, Rossier O, Bainer R, Mouw JK, Godula K, Hudak JE, Lakins JN, Wijekoon AC, Cassereau L, Rubashkin MG, Magbanua MJ, Thorn KS, Davidson MW, Rugo HS, Park JW, Hammer DA, Giannone G, Bertozzi CR, Weaver V. The cancer glycocalyx mechanically primes integrin-mediated growth and survival. Nature. 2014 Jul 17; 511(7509):319-25. PMID: 25030168; PMCID: PMC4487551.
    47. Özdemir BC, Pentcheva-Hoang T, Carstens JL, Zheng X, Wu CC, Simpson TR, Laklai H, Sugimoto H, Kahlert C, Novitskiy SV, De Jesus-Acosta A, Sharma P, Heidari P, Mahmood U, Chin L, Moses HL, Weaver V, Maitra A, Allison JP, LeBleu VS, Kalluri R. Depletion of carcinoma-associated fibroblasts and fibrosis induces immunosuppression and accelerates pancreas cancer with reduced survival. Cancer Cell. 2014 Jun 16; 25(6):719-34. PMID: 24856586; PMCID: PMC4180632.
    48. Michor F, Weaver V. Understanding tissue context influences on intratumour heterogeneity. Nat Cell Biol. 2014 Apr; 16(4):301-2. PMID: 24691256; PMCID: PMC4180082.
    49. Rubashkin MG, Ou G, Weaver V. Deconstructing signaling in three dimensions. Biochemistry. 2014 Apr 08; 53(13):2078-90. PMID: 24649923; PMCID: PMC3985742.
    50. Mouw JK, Yui Y, Damiano L, Bainer RO, Lakins JN, Acerbi I, Ou G, Wijekoon AC, Levental KR, Gilbert PM, Hwang ES, Chen YY, Weaver V. Tissue mechanics modulate microRNA-dependent PTEN expression to regulate malignant progression. Nat Med. 2014 Apr; 20(4):360-7. PMID: 24633304; PMCID: PMC3981899.
    51. Shi Q, Ghosh RP, Engelke H, Rycroft CH, Cassereau L, Sethian JA, Weaver V, Liphardt JT. Rapid disorganization of mechanically interacting systems of mammary acini. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Jan 14; 111(2):658-63. PMID: 24379367; PMCID: PMC3896145.
    52. Bainer R, Weaver V. Cell biology. Strength under tension. Science. 2013 Aug 30; 341(6149):965-6. PMID: 23990548.
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    53. Pickup MW, Laklai H, Acerbi I, Owens P, Gorska AE, Chytil A, Aakre M, Weaver V, Moses HL. Stromally derived lysyl oxidase promotes metastasis of transforming growth factor-ß-deficient mouse mammary carcinomas. Cancer Res. 2013 Sep 01; 73(17):5336-46. PMID: 23856251; PMCID: PMC3766496.
    54. Maller O, Hansen KC, Lyons TR, Acerbi I, Weaver V, Prekeris R, Tan AC, Schedin P. Collagen architecture in pregnancy-induced protection from breast cancer. J Cell Sci. 2013 Sep 15; 126(Pt 18):4108-10. PMID: 23843613; PMCID: PMC3772386.
    55. Maller O, DuFort CC, Weaver V. YAP forces fibroblasts to feel the tension. Nat Cell Biol. 2013 Jun; 15(6):570-2. PMID: 23728464.
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    56. Tang Y, Rowe RG, Botvinick EL, Kurup A, Putnam AJ, Seiki M, Weaver V, Keller ET, Goldstein S, Dai J, Begun D, Saunders T, Weiss SJ. MT1-MMP-dependent control of skeletal stem cell commitment via a ß1-integrin/YAP/TAZ signaling axis. Dev Cell. 2013 May 28; 25(4):402-16. PMID: 23685250; PMCID: PMC3736823.
    57. A physical sciences network characterization of non-tumorigenic and metastatic cells. Sci Rep. 2013; 3:1449. PMID: 23618955; PMCID: PMC3636513.
    58. Li CR, Su JJ, Wang WY, Lee MT, Wang TY, Jiang KY, Li CF, Hsu JM, Chen CK, Chen M, Jiang SS, Weaver V, Tsai KK. Molecular profiling of prostatic acinar morphogenesis identifies PDCD4 and KLF6 as tissue architecture-specific prognostic markers in prostate cancer. Am J Pathol. 2013 Feb; 182(2):363-74. PMID: 23219426; PMCID: PMC3562735.
    59. Paszek MJ, DuFort CC, Rubashkin MG, Davidson MW, Thorn KS, Liphardt JT, Weaver V. Scanning angle interference microscopy reveals cell dynamics at the nanoscale. Nat Methods. 2012 Jul 01; 9(8):825-7. PMID: 22751201; PMCID: PMC3454456.
    60. Cassereau L, DuFort CC, Weaver V. Morphogenesis: Laying down the tracks. Nat Mater. 2012 May 22; 11(6):490-2. PMID: 22614514.
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    61. Lu P, Weaver V, Werb Z. The extracellular matrix: a dynamic niche in cancer progression. J Cell Biol. 2012 Feb 20; 196(4):395-406. PMID: 22351925; PMCID: PMC3283993.
    62. Lakins JN, Chin AR, Weaver V. Exploring the link between human embryonic stem cell organization and fate using tension-calibrated extracellular matrix functionalized polyacrylamide gels. Methods Mol Biol. 2012; 916:317-50. PMID: 22914951.
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    63. Lu P, Takai K, Weaver V, Werb Z. Extracellular matrix degradation and remodeling in development and disease. Cold Spring Harb Perspect Biol. 2011 Dec 01; 3(12). PMID: 21917992; PMCID: PMC3225943.
    64. Lopez JI, Kang I, You WK, McDonald DM, Weaver V. In situ force mapping of mammary gland transformation. Integr Biol (Camb). 2011 Sep; 3(9):910-21. PMID: 21842067; PMCID: PMC3564969.
    65. Samuel MS, Lopez JI, McGhee EJ, Croft DR, Strachan D, Timpson P, Munro J, Schröder E, Zhou J, Brunton VG, Barker N, Clevers H, Sansom OJ, Anderson KI, Weaver V, Olson MF. Actomyosin-mediated cellular tension drives increased tissue stiffness and ß-catenin activation to induce epidermal hyperplasia and tumor growth. Cancer Cell. 2011 Jun 14; 19(6):776-91. PMID: 21665151; PMCID: PMC3115541.
    66. Weaver V. Valerie Weaver: overcoming cancer's stiff resistance. Interview by Caitlin Sedwick. J Cell Biol. 2011 May 30; 193(5):802-3. PMID: 21624950; PMCID: PMC3105548.
    67. DuFort CC, Paszek MJ, Weaver V. Balancing forces: architectural control of mechanotransduction. Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol. 2011 May; 12(5):308-19. PMID: 21508987; PMCID: PMC3564968.
    68. Dvorak HF, Weaver V, Tlsty TD, Bergers G. Tumor microenvironment and progression. J Surg Oncol. 2011 May 01; 103(6):468-74. PMID: 21480238; PMCID: PMC3277953.
    69. Frantz C, Stewart KM, Weaver V. The extracellular matrix at a glance. J Cell Sci. 2010 Dec 15; 123(Pt 24):4195-200. PMID: 21123617; PMCID: PMC2995612.
    70. Brown XQ, Bartolak-Suki E, Williams C, Walker ML, Weaver V, Wong JY. Effect of substrate stiffness and PDGF on the behavior of vascular smooth muscle cells: implications for atherosclerosis. J Cell Physiol. 2010 Oct; 225(1):115-22. PMID: 20648629; PMCID: PMC2920297.
    71. Yu H, Mouw JK, Weaver V. Forcing form and function: biomechanical regulation of tumor evolution. Trends Cell Biol. 2011 Jan; 21(1):47-56. PMID: 20870407; PMCID: PMC3014395.
    72. Egeblad M, Rasch MG, Weaver V. Dynamic interplay between the collagen scaffold and tumor evolution. Curr Opin Cell Biol. 2010 Oct; 22(5):697-706. PMID: 20822891; PMCID: PMC2948601.
    73. Cohet N, Stewart KM, Mudhasani R, Asirvatham AJ, Mallappa C, Imbalzano KM, Weaver V, Imbalzano AN, Nickerson JA. SWI/SNF chromatin remodeling enzyme ATPases promote cell proliferation in normal mammary epithelial cells. J Cell Physiol. 2010 Jun; 223(3):667-78. PMID: 20333683; PMCID: PMC3320666.
    74. Gilbert PM, Mouw JK, Unger MA, Lakins JN, Gbegnon MK, Clemmer VB, Benezra M, Licht JD, Boudreau NJ, Tsai KK, Welm AL, Feldman MD, Weber BL, Weaver V. HOXA9 regulates BRCA1 expression to modulate human breast tumor phenotype. J Clin Invest. 2010 May; 120(5):1535-50. PMID: 20389018; PMCID: PMC2860938.
    75. Paszek M, Weaver V. Biophysics. Enforcing order on signaling. Science. 2010 Mar 12; 327(5971):1335-6. PMID: 20223974.
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    76. Paszek MJ, Boettiger D, Weaver V, Hammer DA. Integrin clustering is driven by mechanical resistance from the glycocalyx and the substrate. PLoS Comput Biol. 2009 Dec; 5(12):e1000604. PMID: 20011123; PMCID: PMC2782178.
    77. Levental KR, Yu H, Kass L, Lakins JN, Egeblad M, Erler JT, Fong SF, Csiszar K, Giaccia A, Weninger W, Yamauchi M, Gasser DL, Weaver V. Matrix crosslinking forces tumor progression by enhancing integrin signaling. Cell. 2009 Nov 25; 139(5):891-906. PMID: 19931152; PMCID: PMC2788004.
    78. Kumar S, Weaver V. Mechanics, malignancy, and metastasis: the force journey of a tumor cell. Cancer Metastasis Rev. 2009 Jun; 28(1-2):113-27. PMID: 19153673; PMCID: PMC2658728.
    79. Gehler S, Baldassarre M, Lad Y, Leight JL, Wozniak MA, Riching KM, Eliceiri KW, Weaver V, Calderwood DA, Keely PJ. Filamin A-beta1 integrin complex tunes epithelial cell response to matrix tension. Mol Biol Cell. 2009 Jul; 20(14):3224-38. PMID: 19458194; PMCID: PMC2710838.
    80. Hansma P, Yu H, Schultz D, Rodriguez A, Yurtsev EA, Orr J, Tang S, Miller J, Wallace J, Zok F, Li C, Souza R, Proctor A, Brimer D, Nogues-Solan X, Mellbovsky L, Peña MJ, Diez-Ferrer O, Mathews P, Randall C, Kuo A, Chen C, Peters M, Kohn D, Buckley J, Li X, Pruitt L, Diez-Perez A, Alliston T, Weaver V, Lotz J. The tissue diagnostic instrument. Rev Sci Instrum. 2009 May; 80(5):054303. PMID: 19485522; PMCID: PMC2832056.
    81. Engler AJ, Humbert PO, Wehrle-Haller B, Weaver V. Multiscale modeling of form and function. Science. 2009 Apr 10; 324(5924):208-12. PMID: 19359578; PMCID: PMC4527531.
    82. Vasilatos SN, Broadwater G, Barry WT, Baker JC, Lem S, Dietze EC, Bean GR, Bryson AD, Pilie PG, Goldenberg V, Skaar D, Paisie C, Torres-Hernandez A, Grant TL, Wilke LG, Ibarra-Drendall C, Ostrander JH, D'Amato NC, Zalles C, Jirtle R, Weaver V, Seewaldt VL. CpG island tumor suppressor promoter methylation in non-BRCA-associated early mammary carcinogenesis. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2009 Mar; 18(3):901-14. PMID: 19258476; PMCID: PMC2667866.
    83. Butcher DT, Alliston T, Weaver V. A tense situation: forcing tumour progression. Nat Rev Cancer. 2009 Feb; 9(2):108-22. PMID: 19165226; PMCID: PMC2649117.
    84. Erler JT, Weaver V. Three-dimensional context regulation of metastasis. Clin Exp Metastasis. 2009; 26(1):35-49. PMID: 18814043; PMCID: PMC2648515.
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    96. Yang C, Liu Y, Leskow FC, Weaver V, Kazanietz MG. Rac-GAP-dependent inhibition of breast cancer cell proliferation by {beta}2-chimerin. J Biol Chem. 2005 Jul 01; 280(26):24363-70. PMID: 15863513.
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    98. Yeung T, Georges PC, Flanagan LA, Marg B, Ortiz M, Funaki M, Zahir N, Ming W, Weaver V, Janmey PA. Effects of substrate stiffness on cell morphology, cytoskeletal structure, and adhesion. Cell Motil Cytoskeleton. 2005 Jan; 60(1):24-34. PMID: 15573414.
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    100. Weaver V, Gilbert P. Watch thy neighbor: cancer is a communal affair. J Cell Sci. 2004 Mar 15; 117(Pt 8):1287-90. PMID: 15020668.
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    101. Zahir N, Weaver V. Death in the third dimension: apoptosis regulation and tissue architecture. Curr Opin Genet Dev. 2004 Feb; 14(1):71-80. PMID: 15108808.
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    102. Zahir N, Lakins JN, Russell A, Ming W, Chatterjee C, Rozenberg GI, Marinkovich MP, Weaver V. Autocrine laminin-5 ligates alpha6beta4 integrin and activates RAC and NFkappaB to mediate anchorage-independent survival of mammary tumors. J Cell Biol. 2003 Dec 22; 163(6):1397-407. PMID: 14691145; PMCID: PMC2173718.
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    104. Unger M, Weaver V. The tissue microenvironment as an epigenetic tumor modifier. Methods Mol Biol. 2003; 223:315-47. PMID: 12777739.
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    105. Bissell MJ, Radisky DC, Rizki A, Weaver V, Petersen OW. The organizing principle: microenvironmental influences in the normal and malignant breast. Differentiation. 2002 Dec; 70(9-10):537-46. PMID: 12492495; PMCID: PMC2933198.
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