• 460 Citations
  • 13 h-Index
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My research interests include cancer biology aimed at understanding the molecular and cellular mechanisms that contribute to tumor progression and metastasis. My research is focused on the role of a protein called Tip110/Sart3 in melanoma (skin cancer) and glioblastoma (brain cancer) development and regulation of the protein in a subset population of cells called tumor-initiating cells that are resistant to cancer treatment. The function of Tip110 is multifarious, ranging from modulation of tumor antigenicity, gene regulation, and stem cell biology to development of the embryo.
My team demonstrated that Tip110 interacts with and/or regulates several oncogenic proteins that have the potential to cause cancer, including cytokines--inflammatory proteins which are known to play an important role in cancer progression. Our data showed a strong correlation between the Tip110 expression level and the clinical outcome in people with melanoma and glioblastoma. Based on these findings, we employ multifaceted experimental approaches, using animal models, to investigate the molecular mechanisms and biological significance of Tip110 in controlling cellular processes, including cancer, and we hope to provide new clues for future therapeutics strategies.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Wuhan University

MS in Biochemistry, Aigarh Mo University

BS in Biochemistry, Aigarh Mo University

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Projects 2015 2021

Research Output 2004 2019

  • 460 Citations
  • 13 h-Index
  • 27 Article
  • 1 Comment/debate
  • 1 Letter
  • 1 Review article
Open Access
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Organized Financing

Tat expression led to increased histone 3 tri-methylation at lysine 27 and contributed to HIV latency in astrocytes through regulation of MeCP2 and Ezh2 expression

Liu, Y., Niu, Y., Li, L., Timani, K. A., He, V. L., Sanburns, C., Xie, J. & He, J. J., 1 Aug 2019, In : Journal of NeuroVirology. 25, 4, p. 508-519 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)

miRNA regulation of Tip110 expression and self-renewal and differentiation of human CD34+ hematopoietic cells

Liu, Y., Huang, X., Timani, K. A., Broxmeyer, H. E. & He, J. J., 1 Jan 2018, In : Oncotarget. 9, 4, p. 4823-4832 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3' Untranslated Regions
Untranslated RNA
Fetal Blood
Cleavage Stimulation Factor
3' Untranslated Regions
Fetal Blood
Blood Cells
1 Citation (Scopus)

Tip110/SART3 regulates IL-8 expression and predicts the clinical outcomes in melanoma

Timani, K. A., Gyorffy, B., Liu, Y., Mohammad, K. S. & He, J. J., 17 Aug 2018, In : Molecular Cancer. 17, 1, 124.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

Autocrine Communication
Neoplasm Metastasis