Luca Busino, Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor of Cancer Biology
Department: Cancer Biology

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421 Curie Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6160
Lab: 215-746-2569
B.S. (Medical Biotechnology)
Università di Napoli, Federico II, 1999.
M.S. (Medical Biotechnology)
Università di Napoli, Federico II, 2001.
Ph.D. (Experimental Oncology)
European Institute of Oncology, 2008.
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Selected Publications

Busino L, Donzelli M, Chiesa M, Guardavaccaro D, Ganoth D, Dorrello NV, Hershko A, Pagano M, Draetta GF: Degradation of Cdc25A by beta-TrCP during S phase and in response to DNA damage. Nature 426(6962): 87-91, November 2003.

Busino L, Bassermann F, Maiolica A, Lee C, Nolan PM, Godinho SI, Draetta GF, Pagano M: SCFFbxl3 Controls the Oscillation of the Circadian Clock by Directing the Degradation of Cryptochrome Proteins. Science 316(5826): 900-4, May 2007.

Busino L, Millman SE, Kyratsous C, Scotto L, Basrur V, Hoffmann A, O’Connor O, Elenitoba- Johnson K, Pagano M: SCFFbxw7-mediated degradation of p100 is a pro-survival mechanism in multiple myeloma. Nature Cell Biology 14(4): 375-85, March 2012.

Choi J, Lee K, Ingvarsdottir K, Bonasio R, Saraf A, Florens L, Washburn MP, Tadros S, Green MR, Busino L: Loss of KLHL6 promotes DLBCL growth and survival via stabilization of the mRNA decay factor Roquin2. Nature Cell Biology 20(5): 586-596, April 2018.

Choi J, Saraf A, Florens L, Washburn MP, Busino L: PTPN14 regulates Roquin2 stability by tyrosine dephosphorylation. Cell Cycle 17(18): 2243–2255, September 2018.

Zhou N, Uzquiza AG, Zheng XY, Vogl D, Garfall AL, Bernabei L, Saraf A, Florens L, Washburn MP, Illendula A, Bushweller JH, Busino L: RUNX proteins desensitize multiple myeloma to lenalidomide via protecting IKZFs from degradation. Leukemia 33(8): 2006-2021, August 2019.

Guillamot M, Ouazia D, Dolgalev I, Kourtis N, Dai Y, Corrigan K, Yeung S, Zea-Redondo L, Saraf A, Florens L, Washburn MP, Tikhonova AN, Gong Y, Tsirigos A, Park C, Barbieri C, Khanna K, Busino L*, Aifantis I* (*co-last and co-corresponding authors): The E3 ubiquitin ligase SPOP controls resolution of systemic inflammation by triggering MyD88 degradation. Nature Immunology 20(9): 1196-1207, September 2019.

Saffie R, Rolland DCM, Onder O, Basrur V, Elenitoba-Johnson KSJ, Capell BC, Busino L: FBXW7 triggers degradation of KMT2D to favor growth of mature B-type malignant cells. Cancer Research 80(12): 2498-2511, June 2020.

Nguyen KM, Busino L: Targeting the E3 ubiquitin ligases DCAF15 and Cereblon for Cancer Therapy. Seminar in Cancer Biology 67(Pt2): 53-60, December 2020.

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