Selected Publications of Director

  • Ma S, Chan KW, Hu L, Lee TK, Wo JY, Ng IO, Zheng BJ, Guan XY. Identification and characterization of tumorigenic liver cancer stem/progenitor cells. Gastroenterology 2007; 132:2542-56.

  • Ma NF, Hu L, Fung JM, Xie D, Zheng BJ, Chen L, Tang DJ, Fu L, Wu Z, Chen M, Fang Y, Guan XY. Isolation and characterization of a novel oncogene, amplified in liver cancer 1, within a commonly amplified region at 1q21 in hepatocellular carcinoma. Hepatology 2008; 47:503-10.

  • Chen L, Hu L, Chan TH, Tsao GSW, Xie D, Huo KK, Fu L, Zheng BJ, Guan XY. Chromodomain helicase/adenosine triphosphatase DNA binding protein 1-like (CHD1l) gene suppresses the nucleus-to-mitochondria translocation of nur77 to sustain hepatocellular carcinoma cell survival. Hepatology 2009; 50:122-9.

  • Chen L, Chan TH, Yuan YF, Hu L, Huang J, Ma S, Wang J, Dong SS, Tang KH, Xie D, Li Y, Guan XY. CHD1L promotes hepatocellular carcinoma progression and metastasis in mice and is associated with these processes in human patients. J Clin Invest 2010; 120:1178-91.

  • Tang DJ, Dong SS, Ma NF, Xie D, Chen L, Fu L, Lau SH, Li Y, Li Y, Guan XY. Overexpression of eukaryotic initiation factor 5A2 enhances cell motility and promotes tumor metastasis in hepatocellular carcinoma. Hepatology 2010; 51:1255-63.

  • Ma S, Tang KH, Chan YP, Lee TK, Kwan PS, Castilho A, Ng I, Man K, Wong N, To KF, Zheng BJ, Lai PB, Lo CM, Chan KW, Guan XY. miR-130b promotes CD133(+) liver tumor-initiating cell growth and self-renewal via tumor protein 53-induced nuclear protein 1. Cell Stem Cell 2010; 7:694-707.

  • Kong KL, Kwong DL, Fu L, Chan TH, Chen L, Liu H, Li Y, Zhu YH, Bi J, Qin YR, Law SY, Guan XY. Characterization of a candidate tumor suppressor gene uroplakin 1A in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma. Cancer Research 2010; 70:8832-41.

  • Fu L, Dong SS, Xie YW, Tai LS, Chen L, Kong KL, Man K, Xie D, Li Y, Cheng Y, Tao Q, Guan XY. Down-regulation of tyrosine aminotransferase at a frequently deleted region 16q22 contributes to the pathogenesis of hepatocellular carcinoma. Hepatology 2010; 51:1624-34.

  • Fu L, Zhang C, Zhang LY, Dong SS, Lu LH, Chen J, Dai Y, Li Y, Kong KL, Kwong DL, Guan XY. Wnt2 secreted by tumour fibroblasts promotes tumour progression in oesophageal cancer by activation of the Wnt/β-catenin signalling pathway. Gut 2011; 60:1635-43.

  • Chen L, Yuan YF, Li Y, Chan TH, Zheng BJ, Huang J, Guan XY. Clinical significance of CHD1L in hepatocellular carcinoma and therapeutic potentials of virus-mediated CHD1L depletion. Gut 2011; 60:534-43.

  • Kong KL, Kwong DL, Chan TH, Law SY, Chen L, Li Y, Qin YR, Guan XY. MicroRNA-375 inhibits tumour growth and metastasis in oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma through repressing insulin-like growth factor 1 receptor. Gut 2012; 61:33-42.

  • Chan TH, Chen L, Liu M, Hu L, Zheng BJ, Poon VK, Huang P, Yuan YF, Huang JD, Yang J, Tsao GS, Guan XY. Translationally controlled tumor protein induces mitotic defects and chromosome missegregation in hepatocellular carcinoma development. Hepatology 2012; 55:491-505.

  • Liu M, Chen L, Chan TH, Wang J, Li Y, Li Y, Zeng TT, Yuan YF, Guan XY. Serum and glucocorticoid kinase 3 at 8q13.1 promotes cell proliferation and survival in hepatocellular carcinoma. Hepatology 2012; 55:1754-65.

  • Ma S, Bao YJ, Kwan PS, Chan YP, Tong CM, Fu L, Zhang N, Tong AH, Qin YR, Tsao SW, Chan KW, Lok S, Guan XY. Identification of PTK6, via RNA sequencing analysis, as a suppressor of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma. Gastroenterology 2012; 143:675-86.

  • Li Y, Chen L, Chan TH, Liu M, Kong KL, Qiu JL, Yuan YF, Guan XY. SPOCK1 is regulated by CHD1L and blocks apoptosis and promotes HCC cell invasiveness and metastasis in mice. Gastroenterology 2013; 144:179-191.

  • Chen L, Li Y, Lin CH, Chan TH, Chow RK, Song Y, Liu M, Yuan YF, Fu L, Kong KL, Qi L, Li Y, Zhang N, Tong AH, Kwong DL, Man K, Lo CM, Lok S, Tenen DG, Guan XY. Recoding RNA editing of AZIN1 predisposes to hepatocellular carcinoma. Nature Medicine 2013; 19:209-16.

  • Tang KH, Dai YD, Tong M, Chan YP, Kwan PS, Fu L, Qin YR, Tsao SW, Lung HL, Lung ML, Tong DK, Law S, Chan KW, Ma S, Guan XY. A CD90+ tumor-initiating cell population with an aggressive signature and metastatic capacity in esophageal cancer. Cancer Research 2013; 73:2322-32.

  • Liu M, Li Y, Chen L, Chan TH, Song Y, Fu L, Zeng TT, Dai YD, Zhu YH, Li Y, Chen J, Yuan YF, Guan XY. Allele-specific imbalance of oxidative stress-induced growth inhibitor 1 assoicates with progression of hepatocellular carcinoma. Gastroenterology 2014; 146:1084-96.

  • Li Y, Fu L, Qin Y, Zeng T, Zhou J, Zeng ZL, Chen J, Cao TT, Ban X, Qian C, Cai Z, Xie D, Huang P, Guan XY. Increased expression of EIF5A2, via hypoxia or gene amplification, contributes to metastasis and angiogenesis of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma. Gastroenterology 2014; 146:1701-13.

  • Song Y, Pang G, Chen L, Ma S, Zeng T, Chan TH, Li L, Lian Q, Chow R, Cai X, Li Y, Li Y, Liu M, Li Y, Zhu Y, Wong N, Yuan YF, Pei D, Guan XY. Down-regulation of tumor suppressor ATOH8 increases cancer stemness in hepatocellular carcinoma. Gastroenterology 2015; 149:1068-81.

  • Liu M, Chen L, Ma NF, Chow RK, Li Y, Song Y, Chan TH, Fang S, Yang X, Xi S, Jiang L, Li Y, Zeng TT, Li Y, Yuan YF, Guan XY. CHD1L promotes lineage reversion of hepatocellular carcinoma through opening chromatin for key developmental transcription factors. Hepatology 2016; 1544-59.

  • Ming XY, Fu L, Zhang LY, Qin YR, Cao TT, Chan KW, Ma S, Xie D, Guan XY. Inegrin α7 is a functional cancer stem cell surface marker in oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma. Nature Communication 2016; 7:13568.

  • Fu L, Qin YR, Ming XY, Zuo XB, Diao YW, Zhang LY, Ai J, Liu BL, Huang TX, Cao TT, Tan BB, Xiang D, Zeng CM, Gong J, Zhang Q, Dong SS, Chen J, Liu H, Wu JL, Qi RZ, Xie D, Wang LD, Guan XY. RNA editing of SLC22A3 drives early tumor invasion and metastasis in familial esophageal cancer. Pro Nat Aca Sci USA 2017; 114:E4631-40.