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Wu Chuanyue

Chair Professor

Vice President and Provost

Department of Biology


Professional Experience:

Dr. Wu did his Post-doctoral training in the Department of Biological Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, USA from 1990-1991. He was a post-doctoral research associate in the S. C. Johnson Medical Research Center Mayo Clinic from 1991-1994 and promoted to instructor in 1994. Dr. Wu was an Assistant Professor (tenure track) in the Department of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham from 1996-2000, an Associate Professor (with tenure) in the Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh from 2000 to 2004. Dr. Wu was promoted to full Professor (with tenure) in the Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 2004,and was awarded an endowed chair professorship (Lombardi and Shinozuka Experimental Pathology Research Chair) by the University of Pittsburgh in 2009.

As an internationally renowned cell biologist, Professor WU has made important contributions to the advance of the field of cell adhesion, extracellular matrix formation and signal transduction, processes that are critical for many biological and disease processes including cancer metastasis. His research has been published in many influential international scientific journals including Cell, Journal of Cell Biology, Molecular Cell and Nature Structural Biology. As a leading investigator in this field, Professor WU was an invited speaker or session chair in several international scientific conferences including Gordon Research Conference. He was invited to write review articles for major international scientific journals including Journal of Cell Biology, Current Opinion in Cell Biology, Trends in Cell Biology, Journal of Cell Science, and EMBO Reports. He has served as member of editorial board of several international journals and reviewer for scientific funding agencies in the US, Canada, UK and China.]


Educational Background:

◆1990 Ph.D. in Biological Sciences (Molecular Cell Biology and Biochemistry) University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, USA

◆1985  M.S. in Biochemistry, East China University of Chemical Technology,Shanghai, China

◆1982  B.S. in Biochemistry, East China University of Chemical Technology,Shanghai, China 


Honors & Awards:

◆ The Ministry of Education’s Yangtze River Scholar visiting professorship


Selected Publication:

Prof. Wu has published 136 journal papers with over 8600 SCI citations.

1.Wu, C., Friedman, R., and Chung, A.E.  Analysis of the assembly of laminin and the laminin-entactin complex with laminin chain-specific monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies.  Biochemistry (1988) 27:8780-8787.

2.Tsao, T., Hsieh, J.C., Durkin, M.E., Wu, C., Chakravarti, S., Dong, L.J., Lewis, M., and Chung, A.E.  Characterization of the basement membrane glycoprotein entactin synthesized in a baculovirus expression system.  J. Biol. Chem. (1990) 265:5188-5191.

3.Wu, C., Reing, J., and Chung, A.E.  Entactin forms a complex with fibronectin and co-localized in the extracellular matrix of the embryonal carcinoma-derived 4CQ cell line.  Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. (1991) 178(3):1219-1225.

4.Wu, C. and Chung, A.E.  Potential role of entactin in hemostasis:  specific interaction of entactin with fibrinogen A and B chains.  J. Biol. Chem. (1991) 266:18801-18807.

5.Mosher, D.F., Sottile, J., Wu, C., and McDonald, J.A.  Assembly of extracellular matrix.  Curr. Opin. Cell Biol. (1992) 4:810-818.

6.Chung, A.E., Dong, L.J., Wu, C., and Durkin, M.E.  Biological functions of entactin.  Kidney International (1993) 43:13-19.

7.Wu, C., Juliano, R.L., Bauer, J., and McDonald, J.A.  The 51 integrin fibronectin receptor, but not the 5 cytoplasmic domain, functions in an early and essential step in fibronectin matrix assembly.  J. Biol. Chem. (1993) 268:21883-21888.

8.Hsieh, J.-C., Wu, C., and Chung, A.E.  The binding of fibronectin to entactin is mediated through the 29 kDa amino terminal fragment of fibronectin and the G2 domain of entactin.  Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. (1994) 199(3):1509-1517.

9.Wu, C., Fields, A.J., Kapteijn, B.A.E., and McDonald, J.A.  The role of 41 integrin in cell motility and fibronectin matrix assembly.  J. Cell Sci. (1995) 108(2):821-829.

10.Wu, C., Chung, A.E., and McDonald, J.A.  A novel role for 31 integrin in extracellular matrix assembly.  J. Cell Sci. (1995) 108(6):2511-2523.

11.Wu, C., Keivens, V.M., O'Toole, T.E., McDonald, J.A., Ginsberg, M.H.  Integrin activation and cytoskeletal interaction are essential for the assembly of a fibronectin matrix.  Cell (1995) 83:715-724.

12.Hughes, P.E., Diaz-Gonzalez, F., Leong, L., Wu, C., McDonald, J.A., Shattil, S.J., Ginsberg, M.H.  Breaking the integrin hinge:  a defined structural constraint regulates integrin signaling.  J. Biol. Chem. (1996) 271:6571-6574.

13.Wu, C.  Integrin mediated fibronectin matrix assembly.  Trends in Glycoscience and Glycotechnology. (1996) 8(43):315-325.

14.Wu, C., Hughes, P.E., Ginsberg, M.H., and McDonald, J.A.  Identification of a new biological function for the integrin v3:  initiation of fibronectin matrix assembly.  Cell Adhesion and Communication (1996) 4:149 158.

15.Wu, C.  Roles of integrins in fibronectin matrix assembly.  Histology and Histopathology. (1997) 12:233-240

16.Li, F., J. Liu, R. Mayne, and Wu, C. Identification and characterization of a mouse protein kinase that is highly homologous to human integrin-linked kinase. Biochim. Biophys. Acta (1997) 1358:215-220

17.Wu, C., S. Y. Keightley, C. Leung-Hagesteijn, G. Radeva, M. Coppolino, S. Goicoechea, J. A. McDonald, and Dedhar, S.  Integrin-linked protein kinase regulates fibronectin matrix assembly, E-cadherin expression and tumorigenicity. J. Biol. Chem. (1998) 273: 528-536

18.Xie, W., Li, F., Kudlow, J. E. and Wu, C. Expression of the Integrin-linked kinase (ILK) in mouse skins: loss of expression in suprabasal layers of the epidermis and up-regulation by erbB-2. Am. J. Pathol. (1998) 153(2): 367-372

19.Tu, Y., Li, F. and Wu, C.  Nck-2, a novel Src homology2/3-containing adaptor protein that interacts with the LIM-only protein PINCH and components of growth factor receptor kinase-signaling pathways.  Mol. Biol. Cell (1998) 9: 3367-3382

20.Wu, C.  Integrin signaling in matrix assembly in “Signaling Through Cell Adhesion Molecules” (ed., J. Guan), CRC Press, (1999): 185-202

21.Tu, Y., Li, F., Goicoechea, S., and Wu, C.  The LIM-only protein PINCH directly interacts with the integrin-linked kinase (ILK) and is recruited to integrin-rich sites in spreading cells. Mol. Cell. Biol. (1999) 19(3): 2425-2434.

22.Huang, Y. and Wu, C. Integrin-linked kinase and associated proteins. Int. J. Mol. Med. (1999) 3: 563-572.

23.Li, F., Zhang, Y. and Wu, C.  Integrin-linked kinase is localized to cell-matrix focal adhesions but not cell-cell adhesion sites and the focal adhesion localization of integrin-linked kinase is regulated by the PINCH-binding ANK repeats. J. Cell Sci. (1999) 112: 4589-4599

24.Tu, Y. and Wu, C. Cloning, expression and characterization of a novel human Ras-related protein that is regulated by glucocorticoid hormone. Biochim. Biophys. Acta (1999) 1489: 452-456

25.Wu, C. Integrin-linked kinase and PINCH: partners in regulation of cell-extracellular matrix interaction and signal transduction. J. Cell Sci. (1999) 112: 4485-4489

26.Li, J., Mayne, R. and Wu, C. A novel muscle-specific 1 integrin binding protein (MIBP) that modulates myogenic differentiation. J. Cell Biol.  (1999) 147: 1391-1398

27.Wu, C.  Book Review: Guidebook to the Extracellular Matrix, Anchor, and Adhesion Proteins (Second Edition).  Trends Cell Biol. (2000) 10: 402

28.Huang, Y., Li, J., Zhang, Y. and Wu, C. The roles of integrin-linked kinase in the regulation of myogenic differentiation. J. Cell Biol.  (2000) 150: 861-872

29.Tu, Y., Liang, L., Frank, S.J. and Wu, C. Src homology 3 domain-dependent interaction of Nck-2 with insulin receptor substrate-1.  Biochem. J. (2001) 354 (2): 315–322

30. Velyvis, A., Yang, Y., Wu, C. and Qin, J. Solution structure of focal adhesion adaptor PINCH LIM1 domain and characterization of its interaction with integrin linked kinase ankyrin repeat domain. J. Biol. Chem. (2001) 276(7): 4932-4939

31.Tu, Y., Kucik, D.F. and Wu. C. Identification and kinetic analysis of the interaction between Nck-2 and DOCK180. FEBS Letters (2001) 491(3): 193-199

32.Tu, Y., Huang, Y., Zhang, Y., Hua, Y. and Wu, C. A new focal adhesion protein that interacts with integrin-linked kinase and regulates cell adhesion and spreading. J. Cell Biol.  (2001) 153: 585-598

33.Wu. C.  ILK interactions.  J. Cell Sci. (2001) 114:  2549-2550

34.Guo, L., Sanders, P.W., Woods, A and Wu, C.  The distribution and regulation of integrin-linked kinase in normal and diabetic kidneys. Am. J. Pathol. (2001) 159(5): 1735-1742

35.Wu, C. and Dedhar, S. Integrin linked kinase (ILK) and its interactors: a new paradigm for the coupling of extracellular matrix to actin cytoskeleton and signaling complexes. J. Cell Biol.  (2001) 155(4): 505-510

36.Zhang, Y., Guo, L., Chen, K. and Wu, C. A critical role of the PINCH-integrin-linked kinase interaction in the regulation of cell shape change and migration. J. Biol. Chem. (2002) 277(1): 318-326

37.Goicoechea, S.M., Yizeng, T., Hua, Y., Chen, K., Shen, T.-L., Guan, J.-L., and Wu, C. Nck-2 interacts with focal adhesion kinase and modulates cell motility.  Inter. J. Biochem. Cell Biol. (2002) 34(7): 791-805

38.Guo, L. and Wu, C.  Regulation of fibronectin matrix deposition and cell proliferation by the PINCH-ILK-CH-ILKBP complex.  FASEB Journal (2002) 16(10):1298-1300 (published online June 7, 2002 as 10.1096/fj.02-0089fje)

39.Kassis, J., Maeda, A., Teramoto, N., Takada, K., Wu, C., Klein, G., Wells, A. EBV-expressing AGS gastric carcinoma cell sublines present increased motility and invasiveness.  Inter. J. Cancer (2002) 99(5):644-651

40.Zhang, Y., Chen, K., Guo, L. and Wu, C. Characterization of PINCH-2, a new focal adhesion protein that regulates the PINCH-1-ILK interaction, cell spreading and migration. J. Biol. Chem. (2002) 277(41): 38328-38338

41.Zhang, Y., Chen, K., Tu, Y., Velyvis, A., Yang, Y., Qin, J. and Wu, C.  Assembly of the PINCH-ILK-CH-ILKBP complex precedes and is essential for localization of each component to cell-matrix adhesion sites.  J. Cell Sci. (2002) 115(24): 4777-4786

42.Fukuda, T., Guo, L., Shi, X. and Wu, C.  CH-ILKBP regulates cell survival by facilitating the membrane translocation of Protein kinase B/Akt. J. Cell Biol.  (2003) 160(7):1001-1008.

43.Tu, Y., Wu, S., Shi, X., Chen, K. and Wu, C.  Migfilin and Mig-2 link focal adhesions to filamin and the actin cytoskeleton and function in cell shape modulation. Cell (2003) 113(1): 37-47.

44.Velyvis, A., Vaynberg, J., Yang, Y., Vinogradova, O., Zhang, Y., Wu, C.* and Qin, J.* Structural and functional insights into PINCH LIM4 domain-mediated integrin signaling.  Nature Structural Biology (2003) 10(7): 558-564 (*Co-correspondence authors)

45.Li, J., Rao, H., Burkin, D., Kaufman, S.J. and Wu, C. The Muscle Integrin Binding Protein (MIBP) interacts with 71 integrin and regulates cell adhesion and laminin matrix deposition. Dev. Biol. (2003) 261(1): 209-219

46.Li, Y., Yang, J., Dai, C., Wu, C. and Liu, Y.  Role for integrin-linked kinase in mediating tubular epithelial to mesenchymal transition and renal interstitial fibrogenesis.  J. Clin. Invest. (2003) 112(4): 503-516

47.Attwell, S., Troussard, A., Mills, J., Wu, C. and Dedhar, S.  Integration of 1 integrin-mediated cell attachment, cytoskeletal localization and signaling by Integrin-Linked Kinase (ILK), CH-ILKBP, and the tumor suppressor PTEN.  Mol. Biol. Cell  (2003) 14(12): 4813-4825

48.Fukuda, T., Chen, K., Shi, X. and Wu, C.  PINCH-1 is an obligate partner of ILK functioning in cell shape modulation, motility and survival.  J. Biol. Chem. (2003) 278(51): 51324-51333

49.Kucik, D. F. and Wu, C.  Cell adhesion assays in “Cell Migration in Development” (ed., J. Guan), Humana Press, (2004): 43-54

50.Wu, C.  The PINCH-ILK-parvin complexes: assembly, functions and regulation. Biochim. Biophys. Acta (2004) 1692(2-3):55-62

51.Li, Z., Chen, X., Xie, Y., Shi, S., Feng, Z., Fu, B., Zhang, X., Cai, G., Wu, C, Wu, D., and Gu, Y.  Expression and Significance of Integrin-Linked Kinase in Cultured Cells, Normal Tissue, and Diseased Tissue of Aging Rat Kidneys.  J. Gerontol. (Series A-Biol. Sci. Med. Sci.) (2004) 59(10):984-996

52.Zhang, Y., Chen, K., Tu, Y., and Wu, C.  Distinct roles of two structurally closely related focal adhesion proteins, - and -parvins, in regulation of cell morphology and survival.      J. Biol. Chem. (2004) 279(40):41695-41705

53.Wu, C.  Migfilin and its binding partners: from cell biology to human diseases.  J. Cell Sci. (2005) 118: 659-664

54.Gkretsi, V., Zhang, Y., Tu, Y., Chen, K., Stolz, D.B., Yang, Y., Watkins, S.C. and Wu, C. Physical and functional association of migfilin with cell-cell adhesions. J. Cell Sci. (2005) 118: 697-710

55.Vaynberg, J., Fukuda, T., Chen, K., Vinogradova, O., Velyvis, A., Tu, Y., Ng, L., Wu, C.* and Qin, J.* Structure of an ultraweak protein-protein complex and its crucial role in regulation of cell morphology and motility.  Mol. Cell  (2005) 17: 513-523 (*Co-correspondence authors)

56.Qian, Y., Zhong, X., Flynn. D.C., Zheng, J.Z., Qiao, M., Wu, C., Dedhar, S., Shi, X., Jiang, B. H.  ILK mediates actin filament rearrangements and cell migration and invasion through PI3K/Akt/Rac1 signaling. Oncogene (2005) 24(19): 3154-3165

57.Yang, Y., Guo, L., Blattner, S. M., Mundel, P., Kretzler, M. and Wu, C.  The formation and phosphorylation of the PINCH-1-ILK--parvin complex are important for regulation of renal glomerular podocyte adhesion, architecture and survival. J. Am. Soc. Nephrol. (2005) 16(7):1966-76

58.Sepulveda, J. L., Gkretsi, V. and Wu, C. Assembly and signaling of adhesion complexes.  Curr. Top. Dev. Biol. (2005) 68: 183-225

59.Xu, Z., Fukuda, T., Li, Y., Zha, X., Qin, J. and Wu, C.  Molecular dissection of PINCH-1 reveals a mechanism of coupling and uncoupling of cell shape modulation and survival. J. Biol. Chem. (2005) 280(30): 27631-27637

60.Wu, C.  PINCH, N(i)ck and the ILK: network wiring at cell-matrix adhesions. Trends in Cell Biology (2005) 15(9):460-466

61.Chen, H., Huang, X. N., Chen, K., Guo, L., Tummalapali, L., Dedhar, S., St.-Arnaud, R., Wu, C., and Sepulveda, J. L. Role of the integrin-linked kinase/PINCH1/alpha-parvin complex in cardiac myocyte hypertrophy. Lab. Invest. (2005) 85(11):1342-56

62.Yaroslavskiy, B. B., Zhang, Y., Kalla, S. E., Palacios, V. G., Li, Y., Zaidi, M., Wu, C. and Blair, H. C.  NO-dependent Osteoclast Motility: Cytoskeletal Rearrangement by cGMP-dependent Protein Kinase I via VASP and Calcium-dependent Mechanisms. J. Cell Sci. (2005) 118(23):5479-87

63.Sepulveda, J. L. and Wu, C.  The Parvins. Cell. Mol. Life Sci. (2006) 63(1):25-35

64.Zhang, Y., Tu, Y., Gkretsi, V. and Wu, C.  Migfilin interacts with VASP and regulates VASP localization to cell-matrix adhesions and migration. J. Biol. Chem. (2006) 281(18):12397-407

65.Dai, C., Stolz, D. B., Bastacky, S. I. , St-Arnaud, R., Wu, C., Dedhar, S., Liu, Y. Essential role of integrin-linked kinase in podocyte biology: bridging the integrin and slit diaphragm signaling.  J. Am. Soc. Nephrol. (2006) 17(8):2164-75

66.Belvindrah, R., Nalbant, P., Ding, S., Wu, C., Bokoch, G. M., and Müller, U.  Integrin-linked kinase regulates Bergmann glia differentiation during cerebellar development.  Mol. Cell. Neurosci. (2006) 33(2):109-25

67.Chen, X., Li, Z., Feng, Z., Wang, J., Ouyang, C., Liu, W., Fu, B., Cai, G., Wu, C., Wei, R., Wu, D., Hong, Q. Integrin-linked kinase induces both senescence-associated alterations and extracellular fibronectin assembly in aging cardiac fibroblasts. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci  (2006) 61:1232-1245

68.Gozgit, J. M., Pentecost, B. T., Marconi, S. A., Otis, C. N. , Wu, C., Arcaro, K. F. Use of an aggressive MCF-7 cell line variant, TMX2-28, to study cell invasion in breast cancer. Mol Cancer Res. (2006) 4(12):905-13

69.Gkretsi, V., Bowen, W. C., Yang, Y., Wu, C., and Michalopoulos, G. K. Integrin-linked kinase is involved in matrix-induced hepatocyte differentiation.  Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. (2007) 353(3):638-43

70.Jung, K. Y., Chen, K., Kretzler, M. and Wu, C.  Transforming growth factor 1 (TGF-1) regulates the PINCH-1-ILK--parvin complex in glomerular cells. J. Am. Soc. Nephrol. (2007) 18(1):66-73

71.Gkretsi, V., Mars, W. M., Bowen, W. C., Barua, L., Yang, Y., Guo, L., St.-Arnaud, R., Dedhar, S., Wu, C., and Michalopoulos, G. K.  Loss of integrin linked kinase from mouse hepatocytes in vitro and in vivo results in apoptosis and hepatitis.  Hepatology (2007) 45(4):1025-34.

72.Wu, C.  Focal adhesion: a focal point in current cell biology and molecular medicine. Cell Adhesion & Migration (2007) 1(1):13-18

73.Ren, B., Yu, Y. P., Gavel, T., Tseng, G. C., Wu, C., Chen, K., Kokkinakis, D., Rao, U., Nelson, J., Michalopoulos, G. M. and Luo, J.-H. Analysis of Integrin α7 Mutations In Prostate Cancer, Liver Cancer, Glioblastoma Multiforme and Leiomyosarcoma.  J Natl Cancer Inst. (2007) 99(11):868-80

74.Wang, Y., Chang, J., Chen, K.-D., Li, S., Li, J. Y.-S., Wu, C. and Chien, S. Selective Adapter Recruitment and Differential Signaling Networks by VEGF vs. Shear Stress. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci USA (2007) 104(21):8875-9

75.Papachristou, D. J., Gkretsi, V., Tu, Y., Shi, X., Chen, K., Larjava, H., Rao, U. N. M. and Wu, C.  Increased cytoplasmic level of migfilin is associated with higher grades of human leiomyosarcomas. Histopathology (2007) 51(4):499-508

76.Li, Y., Dai, C., Wu, C. and Liu, Y. PINCH-1 Promotes Tubular Epithelial-to-Mesenchymal Transition by Interacting with Integrin-Linked Kinase.  J. Am. Soc. Nephrol. (2007) 18(9):2534-43

77.Shi, X., Ma, Y-Q, Tu, Y., Chen, K., Wu, S., Fukuda, K., Qin, J., Plow, E. F. and Wu, C. The Mig-2/integrin interaction strengthens cell-matrix adhesion and modulates cell motility.  J. Biol. Chem. (2007) 282(28):20455-66

78.Kim, S. M., Kim, N., Lee, S., Kim, D. K., Lee, Y. M., Ahn, S. H., Song, J. H., Choi, B. K., Wu, C. and Jung, K. Y.  TGF-beta1-induced PINCH-1-ILK-alpha-parvin complex formation regulates mesangial cell proliferation and hypertrophy.  Exp. Mol. Med. (2007) 39(4):514-23

79.Zhang, W., Wu, Y., Wu, C. and Gunst, S. J.  Integrin-linked kinase (ILK) regulates N-WASp-mediated actin polymerization and tension development in tracheal smooth muscle. J. Biol. Chem. (2007) 282(47):34568-80

80.Samuelsson, A. R., Belvindrah, R., Wu, C., Müller, U. and Halfter, W.  β1-integrin signaling is essential for lens fiber survival.  Gene Reg. Sys. Biol. (2007) 1:177-189

81.Hu, K., Wu, C., Mars, W. M. and Liu, Y. tPA promotes myofibroblast activation through LRP-1-mediated recruitment of integrin signaling.  J. Clin. Invest. (2007) 117(12):3821-32

82.Chen, K., Tu, Y., Zhang, Y., Blair, H. C., Zhang, L. and Wu, C. PINCH-1 regulates the ERK-Bim pathway and contributes to apoptosis resistance in cancer cells.  J. Biol. Chem. (2008)  283(5):2508-2517

83.Wiebe, C. B., Petricca, G., Häkkinen, L., Jiang, G., Wu, C. and Larjava, H. S.,  Kindler Syndrome and periodontal disease: Review of the literature and 12-year follow-up of treatment outcome. J. Periodontology (2008) 79(5):961-966

84.Shi, X. and Wu, C.  A suppressive role of mitogen inducible gene-2 (Mig-2) in mesenchymal cancer cell invasion.  Mol Cancer Res. (2008) 6(5): 715 - 724

85.Ma, Y-Q., Qin, J., Wu, C. and Plow, E. F.  Kindlin-2 (Mig-2): A co-activator of beta3-integrins.  J. Cell Biol.  (2008) 181(3):439-46

86.Mayolo, A. A., Mays, L., Zhang, Y., Cheng, C.-M., Watkins, S. C., Wu, C. and LeDuc, P. R. Spatiotemporal response of living cell structures in Dictyostelium discoideum with semiconductor quantum dots. Nano Letters (2008) 8(5):1303-8      

87.Shi, X., Qu, H., Kretzler, M. and Wu, C.  The roles of PINCH-2 in regulation of glomerular cell shape change and fibronectin matrix deposition.  Am. J. Physiol. Renal Physiol. (2008) 295(1):F253-63

88.Wang, X., Fukuda, K., Byeon, I. J., Velyvis, A., Wu, C., Gronenborn, A. and Qin, J. The structure of -parvin CH2/paxillin LD1 complex reveals a novel modular recognition for focal adhesion assembly.  J. Biol. Chem. (2008) 283(30):21113-21119

89.Gkretsi, V., Apte, U., Mars, W. M., Bowen, W. C., Luo, J.-H., Yang, Y., Yu, Y. P., Orr, A., St.-Arnaud, R., Dedhar, S., Kaestner, K. H., Wu, C., and Michalopoulos, G. K.  Liver specific ablation of integrin linked kinase in mice results in abnormal histology, enhanced cell proliferation and hepatomegaly.  Hepatology (2008) 48(6):1932-41.

90.Qu, H. and Wu, C. Structural and signaling roles of PINCH in cell-matrix adhesion, migration and survival.  Cell Science (2008) 5(1): 232-248.

91.Papachristou, D. J., Gkretsi, V., Rao, U. N. M., Papachristou, G. I., Papaefthymiou, O. A., Wu, C.,  and Papavassiliou, A. G.  Expression of integrin-linked kinase and its binding partners in chondrosarcoma: association with prognostic significance.  Eur J Cancer (2008) 44(16):2518-25.

92.Larjava, H., Plow, E. F. and Wu, C.  Kindlins: Essential regulators of integrin signaling and cell-matrix adhesion.  EMBO Reports (2008) 9(12):1203-1208

93.Ithychanda, S. S., Das, M., Ma, Y., Ding, K., Wang, X., Gupta, S., Wu, C., Plow, E. F. and Qin, J.  Migfilin: a molecular switch in regulation of integrin activation. J. Biol. Chem. (2009) 284(7):4713-22

94.Akhtar, N., Marlow, R., Lambert, E., Schatzmann, F., Lowe, E., Cheung, J., Katz, E., Li, W., Wu, C., Dedhar, S., Naylor, M.J. and Streuli, C.H.  Molecular dissection of integrin signalling proteins in the control of mammary epithelial development and differentiation. Development (2009) 136(6):1019-27

95.Yang, Y., Wang, X., Hawkins, C. A., Chen, K., Vaynberg, J., Mao, X., Tu, Y., Zuo, X., Wang, J., Wang, Y. X., Wu, C., Tjandra, N. and Qin, J.  Structural basis of focal adhesion localization of LIM-only adaptor PINCH by integrin-linked kinase. J. Biol. Chem. (2009) 284(9):5836-5844

96.Zhang, Y., Tu, Y., Zhao, J., Chen, K. and Wu, C.  Reversion-Induced LIM (RIL) interaction with Src reveals a novel Src inactivation cycle. J. Cell Biol. (2009) 184(6):785-792. PMCID: 2699145

97.Petricca, G., Leppilampi, M., Jiang, G., Owen, G. R., Wiebe, C., Koivisto, L., Hakkinen, L., Wu, C. and Larjava, H.  Localization and potential function of kindlin-1 in periodontal tissues.  Eur. J. Oral. Sci. (2009) 117(5):518-27

98.Yue, W., Sun, Q., Landreneau, R., Wu, C., Yu, J. and Zhang, L. Fibulin-5 suppresses lung cancer invasion by inhibiting matrix metalloproteinase-7 expression.  Cancer Research (2009) 69(15):6339-6346

99.Apte, U., Gkretsi, V., Bowen, W. C., Mars, W. M., Luo, J. H., Donthamsetty, S., Orr, A., Monga, S. P., Wu, C. and Michalopoulos, G. K. Enhanced liver regeneration following changes induced by hepatocyte-specific genetic ablation of integrin-linked kinase. Hepatology (2009) 50(3):844-851. PMCID: PMC2914599

100.Liang, X. Sun, Y.F., Yi, M. Q., Powell, H., Rearden, A., Wu, C., Evans, S. E. and Chen, J. Targeted ablation of PINCH1 and PINCH2 from murine myocardium results in dilated cardiomyopathy and early postnatal lethality.  Circulation (2009) 120(7):568-576

101.Yuan, Y., Nymoen, D. A., Dong, H. P., Stavnes, H. T., Rossnes, A. K., Bjørang, O., Wu, C., Nesland, J. M., Davidson, B., Tenascin-X is a novel diagnostic marker of malignant mesothelioma. Am. J. Surg. Pathol. (2009) 33(11):1673-82

102.Zhao, J., Zhang, Y., Ithychanda, S. S., Tu, Y., Chen, K., Qin, J. and Wu, C.  Migfilin interacts with Src and contributes to cell-matrix adhesion- mediated survival signaling.  J. Biol. Chem. (2009) 284(49):34308-20. PMCID: PMC2797199

103.Shao, H., Wu, C., and Wells, A. Phosphorylation of -actinin-4 upon epidermal growth factor (EGF) exposure regulates its interaction with actin.  J. Biol. Chem. (2009) 285(4):2591-600. PMCID: PMC2807316

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105.Donthamsetty, S., Bowen, W., Mars, W., Bhave, B., Luo, J. H., Wu, C., Hurd, J., Orr, A., Bell, A., and Michalopoulos G. M., Liver Specific Ablation of Integrin Linked Kinase (ILK) in Mice Results in Enhanced and Prolonged Cell Proliferation and Hepatomegaly after Phenobarbital Administration. Toxicol. Sci. (2010) 113(2):358-66. PMCID: PMC2807039

106.Owen, G. R., Häkkinen, L., Wu, C., and Larjava, H. A reproducible technique for specific labeling of antigens using preformed fluorescent molecular IgG-F(ab’)2 complexes from primary antibodies of the same species. Microsc. Res. Tech. (2010) 73(6):623-30. PMCID: PMC3225404

107.Kang, Y. S., Li, Y., Dai, D., Kiss, L.P., Wu, C. and Liu, Y. Inhibition of integrin-linked kinase blocks podocyte epithelial-mesenchymal transition and ameliorates proteinuria.  Kidney International (2010) 78(4):363-73.  PMCID: PMC3065782

108.Han, Y.-C., Yu, Y. P., Nelson, J., Wu, C., Michalopoulos, G. K. and Luo, J.-H. Interaction of integrin linked kinase (ILK) and MCM7 mediating integrin 7 induced cell growth suppression. Cancer Research (2010) 70(11):4375-84.

109.Perera, P. M. , Wypasek, E., Madhavan, S., Rath-Deschner, B., Liu, J., Nam, J., Rath, B., Huang, Y., Deschner, J., Piesco, N., Wu, C., Agarwal, S.  Mechanical signals control Sox-9, Vegf and c-Myc expression and cell proliferation during inflammation via Integrin-linked kinase, B-Raf, and ERK 1/2-dependent signaling in articular chondrocytes.  Arthritis Research & Therapy (2010) 12(3):R106. PMCID: PMC2911896

110.Bledzka, K., Bialkowska, K., Nie, H., Qin, J., Byzova, T., Wu, C., Plow, E. F. and Ma, Y.-Q.  Tyrosine phosphorylation of 3 integrin regulates kindlin-2 binding and integrin activation. J. Biol. Chem. (2010) 285(40):30370-4. PMCID: PMC2945529

111.Yuan, Y., Dong, H. P., Nymoen, D. A., Nesland, J. M., Wu, C., and Davidson, B. PINCH-2 expression in cancers involving the serosal cavities. Cytopathology (2011) 22(1):22-9.  PMCID: PMC3225403

112.Donthamsetty, S., Bhave, V. S., Kliment, C. S., Bowen, W. C., Mars, W. M., Bell, A. W., Stewart, R. E., Orr, A., Wu, C., and Michalopoulos, G. M. Excessive hepatomegaly of mice with hepatocyte-targeted elimination of integrin linked kinase following treatment with 1,4-bis [2-(3,5-dichaloropyridyloxy)] benzene.  Hepatology (2011) 53(2):587-95

113.Qu, H., Tu, Y., Shi, X., Larjava, H., Saleem, M. A., Shattil, S. J., Fukuda, K., Qin, J., Kretzler, M., and Wu, C. Kindlin-2 regulates podocyte adhesion and fibronectin matrix deposition through interactions with phosphoinositides and integrins. J. Cell Sci. (2011) 124:879-91. PMCID: PMC3048888

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115.Liu, Z., Blattner, S. M., Tu, Y., Tisherman, R., Wang, J. H., Rastaldi, M. P., Kretzler, M., Wu, C.  -actinin-4 and CLP36 deficiencies contribute to podocyte defects in multiple human glomerulopathies.  J. Biol. Chem. (2011) 286(35):30795-805.  PMCID: PMC3162440

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117.Bavagnoli, L., Dundon, W.G., Garbelli, A., Zecchin, B., Milanib, A., Parakkal, G., Baldanti, F., Paolucci, S., Volmer, R., Tu, Y., Wu, C., Capua, I., and Maga, G.  The PDZ-ligand and SRC-homology type 3 domains of epidemic avian influenza virus NS1 protein modulate human SRC kinase activity during viral infection.  PLoS ONE (2011), 6(11):e27789. Epub 2011 Nov 14. PMCID: PMC3215730

118.Donthamsetty, S., Mars, W. M., Orr, A., Wu, C., and Michalopoulos, G. M. Protection against Fas-induced fulminant hepatic failure in liver specific integrin linked kinase knockout mice.  Comparative Hepatology 2011, 10:11 doi:10.1186/1476-5926-10-11

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120.Lin, L., Wu, C., and Hu, K.  tPA activates NF-κB signaling through annexin A2 and Mac-1-mediated integrin-linked kinase pathway. J. Am. Soc. Nephrol. (2012) 23(8):1329-38. PMCID: PMC3402285

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122.Qin, J. and Wu, C. ILK: a pseudokinase in the center stage of cell-matrix adhesion and signaling.  Current Opinion in Cell Biology (2012) 24(5):607-13. PMCID: PMC3467332

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126.Gkretsi, V.,  Papanikolaou, V., Dubos, S., Papathanasiou, I.,  Giotopoulou, N., Valiakou, V., Wu, C., Malizos, K. N., and Tsezou, A., Migfilin’s elimination from osteoarthritic chondrocytes further promotes the osteoarthritic phenotype via beta-catenin upregulation. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 2013, 430(2):494-9. PMC3764434

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