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Dr Nicola Bougen-Zhukov

PositionPostdoctoral Fellow
DepartmentDepartment of Biochemistry
QualificationsPhD
Research summaryCancer genetics

Research

In September 2017 I joined the Cancer Genetics Laboratory, headed by Professor Parry Guildford. Here, I am on the team working towards new treatment strategies for hereditary and sporadic gastric cancers, specifically those cancers lacking E-cadherin expression. Our goal is to identify drugs which have a synthetic lethal relationship with E-cadherin mutations/silencing and specifically target cancer cells.

Publications

Bougen-Zhukov, N. M., Lee, Y. Y., Lee, J.-Y. J., Lee, P., & Loo, L.-H. (2019). P13K catalytic subunits α and β modulate cell death and IL-6 secretion induced by talc particles in human lung carcinoma cells. American Journal of Respiratory Cell & Molecular Biology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1165/rcmb.2019-0050OC

Bougen-Zhukov, N., Nouri, Y., Godwin, T., Taylor, M., Hakkaart, C., Single, A., Brew, T., Permina, E., Chen, A., Black, M. A., & Guilford, P. (2019). Allosteric AKT inhibitors target synthetic lethal vulnerabilities in E-cadherin-deficient cells. Cancers, 11(9), 1359. doi: 10.3390/cancers11091359

Godwin, T. D., Kelly, S. T., Brew, T. P., Bougen-Zhukov, N. M., Single, A. B., Chen, A., Stylianou, C. E., … Currie, S. K., Telford, B. J., Beetham, H. G., … Black, M. A., & Guilford, P. J. (2019). E-cadherin-deficient cells have synthetic lethal vulnerabilities in plasma membrane organisation, dynamics and function. Gastric Cancer, 22(2), 273-286. doi: 10.1007/s10120-018-0859-1

Loo, L.-H., Bougen-Zhukov, N. M., & Tan, W.-L. C. (2017). Early spatiotemporal-specific changes in intermediate signals are predictive of cytotoxic sensitivity to TNFα and co-treatments. Scientific Reports, 7, 43541. doi: 10.1038/srep43541

Bougen-Zhukov, N., Loh, S. Y., Lee, H. K., & Loo, L.-H. (2017). Large-scale image-based screening and profiling of cellular phenotypes. Cytometry Part A, 91(2), 115-125. doi: 10.1002/cyto.a.22909

Journal - Research Article

Bougen-Zhukov, N. M., Lee, Y. Y., Lee, J.-Y. J., Lee, P., & Loo, L.-H. (2019). P13K catalytic subunits α and β modulate cell death and IL-6 secretion induced by talc particles in human lung carcinoma cells. American Journal of Respiratory Cell & Molecular Biology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1165/rcmb.2019-0050OC

Godwin, T. D., Kelly, S. T., Brew, T. P., Bougen-Zhukov, N. M., Single, A. B., Chen, A., Stylianou, C. E., … Currie, S. K., Telford, B. J., Beetham, H. G., … Black, M. A., & Guilford, P. J. (2019). E-cadherin-deficient cells have synthetic lethal vulnerabilities in plasma membrane organisation, dynamics and function. Gastric Cancer, 22(2), 273-286. doi: 10.1007/s10120-018-0859-1

Bougen-Zhukov, N., Nouri, Y., Godwin, T., Taylor, M., Hakkaart, C., Single, A., Brew, T., Permina, E., Chen, A., Black, M. A., & Guilford, P. (2019). Allosteric AKT inhibitors target synthetic lethal vulnerabilities in E-cadherin-deficient cells. Cancers, 11(9), 1359. doi: 10.3390/cancers11091359

Loo, L.-H., Bougen-Zhukov, N. M., & Tan, W.-L. C. (2017). Early spatiotemporal-specific changes in intermediate signals are predictive of cytotoxic sensitivity to TNFα and co-treatments. Scientific Reports, 7, 43541. doi: 10.1038/srep43541

Bougen-Zhukov, N., Loh, S. Y., Lee, H. K., & Loo, L.-H. (2017). Large-scale image-based screening and profiling of cellular phenotypes. Cytometry Part A, 91(2), 115-125. doi: 10.1002/cyto.a.22909

Bougen, N. M., Amiry, N., Yuan, Y., Kong, X. J., Pandey, V., Vidal, L. J. P., … Lobie, P. E. (2013). Trefoil factor 1 suppression of E-CADHERIN enhances prostate carcinoma cell invasiveness and metastasis. Cancer Letters, 332(1), 19-29. doi: 10.1016/j.canlet.2012.12.012

Banerjee, A., Qian, P., Wu, Z.-S., Ren, X., Steiner, M., Bougen, N. M., … Lobie, P. E. (2012). Artemin stimulates radio- and chemo-resistance by promoting TWIST1-BCL-2-dependent cancer stem cell-like behavior in mammary carcinoma cells. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 287(51), 42502-42515. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M112.365163

Bougen, N. M., Steiner, M., Pertziger, M., Banerjee, A., Brunet-Dunand, S. E., Zhu, T., … Perry, J. K. (2012). Autocrine human GH promotes radioresistance in mammary and endometrial carcinoma cells. Endocrine-Related Cancer, 19(5), 625-644. doi: 10.1530/ERC-12-0042

Bougen, N. M., Yang, T., Chen, H., Lobie, P. E., & Perry, J. K. (2011). Autocrine human growth hormone reduces mammary and endometrial carcinoma cell sensitivity to mitomycin C. Oncology Reports, 26, 487-493. doi: 10.3892/or.2011.1305

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