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Yu  Pan

Yu Pan

Yu Pan




The program’s second graduate (May 2005), Dr. Yu Pan, joined the laboratory of Dr. W. Stratford May, then director of the Shands Cancer Center, Gainesville, Florida. She then became a dental student in Minnesota and today is a board certified orthodontist in private practice.

Dr. Pan’s publication record while in the Program:

Chen L, Gilkes DM, Pan Y, Lane WS, Chen J.  ATM and Chk2-dependent phosphorylation of MDMX contribute to p53 activation after DNA damage.  EMBO J.  2005 Oct 5;24(19):3411-22.  Epub 2005 Sep 15.

Pan Y, Chen J.  Modification of MDMX by sumoylation.  Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2005 Jul 8;3323(3):702-9.

Chen L, Li C, Pan Y, Chen J.  Regulation of p53-MDMX interaction by casein kinase 1 alpha.  Mol Cell Biol.  2005 Aug;25(15):6509-20.

Pan Y, Chen J.  MDM2 promotes ubiquitination and degradation of MDMX.  Mol Cell Bio.  2003 Aug;23(15):5113-21.

Gilkes DM, Pan Y, Coppola D, Yeatman T, Reuther GW, Chen J. Regulation of MDMX expression by mitogenic signaling. Mol Cell Biol. 2008 Mar;28(6):1999-2010. Epub 2008 Jan 2.

Publications since graduation:

Bennett RL, Blalock WL, Abtahi AM, Pan Y, Moyer SA, May WS. RAX, the PKR Activator sensitizes cells to inflammatory cytokines, serum withdrawal, chemotherapy and viral infection. Blood. 2006 Aug 1;108(3):821-9.

Bennett RL, Pan Y, Christian J, Hui T, May WS Jr. The RAX/PACT-PKR stress response pathway promotes p53 sumoylation and activation, leading to G1 arrest. Cell Cycle. 2012 Jan 15;11(2):407-17. doi: 10.4161/cc.11.2.18999. Epub 2012 Jan 15. PMID: 22214662