UCLA Metabolomics Center's contribution to scientific publications

2017

Cell cycle-related metabolism and mitochondrial dynamics in a replication-competent pancreatic beta-cell line.
Montemurro C, Vadrevu S, Gurlo T, Butler AE, Vongbunyong KE, Petcherski A, Shirihai OS, Satin LS, Braas D, Butler PC, Tudzarova S.
Cell Cycle. 2017 Aug 18:0. doi: 10.1080/15384101.2017.1361069. PMID: 28820316

Lactate dehydrogenase activity drives hair follicle stem cell activation.
Flores A, Schell J, Krall AS, Jelinek D, Miranda M, Grigorian M, Braas D, White AC, Zhou JL, Graham NA, Graeber T, Seth P, Evseenko D, Coller HA, Rutter J, Christofk HR, Lowry WE
Nat Cell Biol. 2017 Aug 14. doi: 10.1038/ncb3575. PMID: 28812580

ATR inhibition facilitates targeting of leukemia dependence on convergent nucleotide biosynthetic pathways.
Le TM, Poddar S, Capri JR, Abt ER, Kim W, Wei L, Uong NT, Cheng CM, Braas D, Nikanjam M, Rix P, Merkurjev D, Zaretsky J, Kornblum HI, Ribas A, Herschman HR, Whitelegge J, Faull KF, Donahue TR, Czernin J, Radu CG.
Nat Commun. 2017 Aug 14;8(1):241. doi: 10.1038/s41467-017-00221-3. PMCID: PMC5556071

mTORC2 Regulates Amino Acid Metabolism in Cancer by Phosphorylation of the Cystine-Glutamate Antiporter xCT.
Gu Y, Albuquerque CP, Braas D, Zhang W, Villa GR, Bi J, Ikegami S, Masui K, Gini B, Yang H, Gahman TC, Shiau AK, Cloughesy TF, Christofk HR, Zhou H, Guan KL, Mischel PS.
Mol Cell. 2017 Jun 22. pii: S1097-2765(17)30394-5. doi: 10.1016/j.molcel.2017.05.030. PMID: 28648777

FAD Regulates CRYPTOCHROME Protein Stability and Circadian Clock in Mice.
Hirano A, Braas D, Fu YH, Ptáček LJ.
Cell Rep. 2017 Apr 11;19(2):255-266. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2017.03.041.

Recurrent patterns of DNA copy number alterations in tumors reflect metabolic selection pressures.
Graham NA, Minasyan A, Lomova A, Cass A, Balanis NG, Friedman M, Chan S, Zhao S, Delgado A, Go J, Beck L, Hurtz C, Ng C, Qiao R, Ten Hoeve J, Palaskas N, Wu H, Müschen M, Multani AS, Port E, Larson SM, Schultz N, Braas D, Christofk HR, Mellinghoff IK, Graeber TG.
Mol Syst Biol. 2017 Feb 15;13(2):914. doi: 10.15252/msb.20167159 PMID: 28202506.

Metabolic gatekeeper function of B-lymphoid transcription factors.
Chan LN, Chen Z, Braas D, Lee JW, Xiao G, Geng H, Cosgun KN, Hurtz C, Shojaee S, Cazzaniga V, Schjerven H, Ernst T, Hochhaus A, Kornblau SM, Konopleva M, Pufall MA, Cazzaniga G, Liu GJ, Milne TA, Koeffler HP, Ross TS, Sánchez-García I, Borkhardt A, Yamamoto KR, Dickins RA, Graeber TG, Müschen M.
Nature 2017 Feb 13:1-5. doi: 10.1038/nature21076

Targeted Inhibition of EGFR and Glutaminase Induces Metabolic Crisis in EGFR Mutant Lung Cancer.
Momcilovic M, Bailey ST, Lee JT, Fishbein MC, Magyar C, Braas D, Graeber T, Jackson NJ, Czernin J, Emberley E, Gross M, Janes J, Mackinnon A, Pan A, Rodriguez M, Works M, Zhang W, Parlati F, Demo S, Garon E, Krysan K, Walser TC, Dubinett SM, Sadeghi S, Christofk HR, Shackelford DB.
Cell Rep. 2017 Jan 17;18(3):601-610. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2016.12.061. PMCID: PMC5260616

Nuclear Localization of Mitochondrial TCA Cycle Enzymes as a Critical Step in Mammalian Zygotic Genome Activation.
Nagaraj R, Sharpley MS, Chi F, Braas D, Zhou Y, Kim R, Clark AT, Banerjee U.
Cell. 2017 Jan 12;168(1-2):210-223.e11. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2016.12.026. Epub 2017 Jan 12. PMID: 28086092

2016

Role of Metabolomics in Traumatic Brain Injury Research.
Wolahan SM, Hirt D, Braas D, Glenn TC.
Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2016 Oct;27(4):465-72. doi: 10.1016/j.nec.2016.05.006. PMID: 27637396

Glycolytic Metabolism Plays a Functional Role in Regulating Human Pluripotent Stem Cell State.
Gu W, Gaeta X, Sahakyan A, Chan AB, Hong CS, Kim R, Braas D, Plath K, Lowry WE, Christofk HR.
Cell Stem Cell. 2016 Sep 3. pii: S1934-5909(16)30255-7. doi: 10.1016/j.stem.2016.08.008. PMID: 27618217

α-Ketoglutarate Accelerates the Initial Differentiation of Primed Human Pluripotent Stem Cells.
TeSlaa T, Chaikovsky AC, Lipchina I, Escobar SL, Hochedlinger K, Huang J, Graeber TG, Braas D, Teitell MA.
Cell Metab. 2016 Jul 27. pii: S1550-4131(16)30313-8. doi: 10.1016/j.cmet.2016.07.002. PMID: 27476976

Mitochondrial Dynamics Controls T Cell Fate through Metabolic Programming.
Buck MD, O'Sullivan D, Klein Geltink RI, Curtis JD, Chang CH, Sanin DE, Qiu J, Kretz O, Braas D, van der Windt GJ, Chen Q, Huang SC, O'Neill CM, Edelson BT, Pearce EJ, Sesaki H, Huber TB, Rambold AS, Pearce EL
Cell. 2016 Jun 30;166(1):63-76. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2016.05.035. PMID: 27293185

Mitochondrial Transfer by Photothermal Nanoblade Restores Metabolite Profile in Mammalian Cells.
Wu TH, Sagullo E, Case D, Zheng X, Li Y, Hong JS, TeSlaa T, Patananan AN, McCaffery JM, Niazi K, Braas D Koehler CM, Graeber TG, Chiou PY, Teitell MA
Cell Metab. 2016 May 10;23(5):921-9. doi: 10.1016/j.cmet.2016.04.007. PMID: 27166949

Asparagine promotes cancer cell proliferation through use as an amino acid exchange factor.
Krall AS, Xu S, Graeber TG, Braas D, Christofk HR.
Nat Commun. 2016 Apr 29;7:11457. doi: 10.1038/ncomms11457. PMID: 27126896, PMCID: PMC4855534

MCT1 Modulates Cancer Cell Pyruvate Export and Growth of Tumors that Co-express MCT1 and MCT4.
Hong CS, Graham NA, Gu W, Espindola Camacho C, Mah V, Maresh EL, Alavi M, Bagryanova L, Krotee PA, Gardner BK, Behbahan IS, Horvath S, Chia D, Mellinghoff IK, Hurvitz SA, Dubinett SM, Critchlow SE, Kurdistani SK, Goodglick L, Braas D, Graeber TG, Christofk HR.
Cell Rep. 2016 Feb 23;14(7):1590-601. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2016.01.057. Epub 2016 Feb 11. PMID: 26876179, PMCID: PMC4816454

The Role of CD44 in Glucose Metabolism in Prostatic Small Cell Neuroendocrine Carcinoma.
Li W, Cohen A, Sun Y, Squires J, Braas D, Graeber TG, Du L, Li G, Li Z, Xu X, Chen X, Huang J.
Mol Cancer Res. 2016 Apr;14(4):344-53. doi: 10.1158/1541-7786.MCR-15-0466. Epub 2016 Feb 1. PMID: 26832214, PMCID: PMC4834240

2015

2-Hydroxyglutarate Inhibits ATP Synthase and mTOR Signaling.
Fu X, Chin RM, Vergnes L, Hwang H, Deng G, Xing Y, Pai MY, Li S, Ta L, Fazlollahi F, Chen C, Prins RM, Teitell MA, Nathanson DA, Lai A, Faull KF, Jiang M, Clarke SG, Cloughesy TF, Graeber TG, Braas D, Christofk HR, Jung ME, Reue K, Huang J.
Cell Metab. 2015 Sep 1;22(3):508–515. PMID: 26190651

MYC-induced reprogramming of glutamine catabolism supports optimal virus replication.
Thai M, Thaker SK, Feng J, Du Y, Hu H, Ting Wu T, Graeber TG, Braas D, Christofk HR.
Nat Commun. 2015;6:8873. PMID: 26561297

2014

The metabolite α-ketoglutarate extends lifespan by inhibiting ATP synthase and TOR.
Chin RM, Fu X, Pai MY, Vergnes L, Hwang H, Deng G, Diep S, Lomenick B, Meli VS, Monsalve GC, Hu E, Whelan SA, Wang JX, Jung G, Solis GM, Fazlollahi F, Kaweeteerawat C, Quach A, Nili M, Krall AS, Godwin HA, Chang HR, Faull KF, Guo F, Jiang M, Trauger SA, Saghatelian A, Braas D, Christofk HR, Clarke CF, Teitell MA, Petrascheck M, Reue K, Jung ME, Frand AR, Huang J.
Nature. 2014 Jun 19;510(7505):397-401. doi: 10.1038/nature13264. Epub 2014 May 14.

Adenovirus E4ORF1-induced MYC activation promotes host cell anabolic glucose metabolism and virus replication.
Thai M, Graham NA, Braas D, Nehil M, Komisopoulou E, Kurdistani SK, McCormick F, Graeber TG, Christofk HR.
Cell Metab. 2014 Apr 1;19(4):694-701. doi: 10.1016/j.cmet.2014.03.009.