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Benjamin Guy Bitler

TitleAsst Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Colorado Denver - Anschutz Medical Campus
DepartmentSOM-OB/GYN RS GENERAL OPS
Phone303/724-0574

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    K99CA194318     (BITLER, BENJAMIN G)Sep 1, 2015 - Aug 31, 2017
    NIH/NCI
    Targeting Wnt signaling to overcome PARP inhibitor resistance in ovarian cancer
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R00CA194318     (BITLER, BENJAMIN G)Jan 1, 2017 - Dec 31, 2019
    NIH/NCI
    Targeting Wnt signaling to overcome PARP inhibitor resistance in ovarian cancer
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Li J, Wang W, Zhang Y, Cieslik M, Guo J, Tan M, Green MD, Wang W, Lin H, Li W, Wei S, Zhou J, Li G, Jing X, Vatan L, Zhao L, Bitler B, Zhang R, Cho KR, Dou Y, Kryczek I, Chan TA, Huntsman D, Chinnaiyan AM, Zou W. Epigenetic driver mutations in ARID1A shape cancer immune phenotype and immunotherapy. J Clin Invest. 2020 May 01; 130(5):2712-2726. PMID: 32027624.
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    2. Sawyer BT, Qamar L, Yamamoto TM, McMellen A, Watson ZL, Richer JK, Behbakht K, Schlaepfer IR, Bitler BG. Targeting Fatty Acid Oxidation to Promote Anoikis and Inhibit Ovarian Cancer Progression. Mol Cancer Res. 2020 Mar 20. PMID: 32198139.
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    3. Watson ZL, Yamamoto TM, McMellen A, Kim H, Hughes CJ, Wheeler LJ, Post MD, Behbakht K, Bitler BG. Histone methyltransferases EHMT1 and EHMT2 (GLP/G9A) maintain PARP inhibitor resistance in high-grade serous ovarian carcinoma. Clin Epigenetics. 2019 11 27; 11(1):165. PMID: 31775874.
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    4. Rao DM, Shackleford MT, Bordeaux EK, Sottnik JL, Ferguson RL, Yamamoto TM, Wellberg EA, Bitler BG, Sikora MJ. Wnt family member 4 (WNT4) and WNT3A activate cell-autonomous Wnt signaling independent of porcupine O-acyltransferase or Wnt secretion. J Biol Chem. 2019 12 27; 294(52):19950-19966. PMID: 31740580.
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    5. Park PH, Yamamoto TM, Li H, Alcivar AL, Xia B, Wang Y, Bernhardy AJ, Turner KM, Kossenkov AV, Watson ZL, Behbakht K, Casadei S, Swisher EM, Mischel PS, Johnson N, Bitler BG. Amplification of the Mutation-Carrying BRCA2 Allele Promotes RAD51 Loading and PARP Inhibitor Resistance in the Absence of Reversion Mutations. Mol Cancer Ther. 2020 02; 19(2):602-613. PMID: 31575654.
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    6. Wheeler LJ, Watson ZL, Qamar L, Yamamoto TM, Sawyer BT, Sullivan KD, Khanal S, Joshi M, Ferchaud-Roucher V, Smith H, Vanderlinden LA, Brubaker SW, Caino CM, Kim H, Espinosa JM, Richer JK, Bitler BG. Multi-Omic Approaches Identify Metabolic and Autophagy Regulators Important in Ovarian Cancer Dissemination. iScience. 2019 Sep 27; 19:474-491. PMID: 31437751.
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    7. Ramzan AA, Bitler BG, Hicks D, Barner K, Qamar L, Behbakht K, Powell T, Jansson T, Wilson H. Adiponectin receptor agonist AdipoRon induces apoptotic cell death and suppresses proliferation in human ovarian cancer cells. Mol Cell Biochem. 2019 Nov; 461(1-2):37-46. PMID: 31292831.
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    8. Yamamoto TM, McMellen A, Watson ZL, Aguilera J, Ferguson R, Nurmemmedov E, Thakar T, Moldovan GL, Kim H, Cittelly DM, Joglar AM, Brennecke EP, Wilson H, Behbakht K, Sikora MJ, Bitler BG. Activation of Wnt signaling promotes olaparib resistant ovarian cancer. Mol Carcinog. 2019 10; 58(10):1770-1782. PMID: 31219654.
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    9. Dahl ES, Buj R, Leon KE, Newell JM, Imamura Y, Bitler BG, Snyder NW, Aird KM. Targeting IDH1 as a Prosenescent Therapy in High-grade Serous Ovarian Cancer. Mol Cancer Res. 2019 08; 17(8):1710-1720. PMID: 31110157.
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    10. Breed C, Hicks DA, Webb PG, Galimanis CE, Bitler BG, Behbakht K, Baumgartner HK. Ovarian Tumor Cell Expression of Claudin-4 Reduces Apoptotic Response to Paclitaxel. Mol Cancer Res. 2019 03; 17(3):741-750. PMID: 30606772.
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    11. Watson ZL, Bitler BG. Type I Protein Arginine Methyltransferases Overexpression Promotes Transformation and Potentiates Her2/Neu-Driven Tumorigenesis. Cancer Res. 2019 01 01; 79(1):3-4. PMID: 30602621.
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    12. Smith LP, Bitler BG, Richer JK, Christenson JL. Tryptophan catabolism in epithelial ovarian carcinoma. Trends Cancer Res. 2019; 14:1-9. PMID: 31736606.
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    13. Wheeler LJ, Watson ZL, Qamar L, Yamamoto TM, Post MD, Berning AA, Spillman MA, Behbakht K, Bitler BG. CBX2 identified as driver of anoikis escape and dissemination in high grade serous ovarian cancer. Oncogenesis. 2018 Nov 26; 7(11):92. PMID: 30478317.
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    14. Gordon MA, Babbs B, Cochrane DR, Bitler BG, Richer JK. The long non-coding RNA MALAT1 promotes ovarian cancer progression by regulating RBFOX2-mediated alternative splicing. Mol Carcinog. 2019 02; 58(2):196-205. PMID: 30294913.
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    15. Wu S, Fatkhutdinov N, Fukumoto T, Bitler BG, Park PH, Kossenkov AV, Trizzino M, Tang HY, Zhang L, Gardini A, Speicher DW, Zhang R. SWI/SNF catalytic subunits' switch drives resistance to EZH2 inhibitors in ARID1A-mutated cells. Nat Commun. 2018 10 08; 9(1):4116. PMID: 30297712.
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    16. Singha B, Harper SL, Goldman AR, Bitler BG, Aird KM, Borowsky ME, Cadungog MG, Liu Q, Zhang R, Jean S, Drapkin R, Speicher DW. CLIC1 and CLIC4 complement CA125 as a diagnostic biomarker panel for all subtypes of epithelial ovarian cancer. Sci Rep. 2018 10 03; 8(1):14725. PMID: 30282979.
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    17. Fukumoto T, Zhang R, Bitler BG. Epigenetic inhibitors for the precision treatment of ARID1A-mutant ovarian cancers: what are the next steps? Expert Rev Precis Med Drug Dev. 2018; 3(4):233-236. PMID: 30525111.
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    18. Fukumoto T, Park PH, Wu S, Fatkhutdinov N, Karakashev S, Nacarelli T, Kossenkov AV, Speicher DW, Jean S, Zhang L, Wang TL, Shih IM, Conejo-Garcia JR, Bitler BG, Zhang R. Repurposing Pan-HDAC Inhibitors for ARID1A-Mutated Ovarian Cancer. Cell Rep. 2018 03 27; 22(13):3393-3400. PMID: 29590609.
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    19. Karakashev S, Zhu H, Wu S, Yokoyama Y, Bitler BG, Park PH, Lee JH, Kossenkov AV, Gaonkar KS, Yan H, Drapkin R, Conejo-Garcia JR, Speicher DW, Ordog T, Zhang R. CARM1-expressing ovarian cancer depends on the histone methyltransferase EZH2 activity. Nat Commun. 2018 02 12; 9(1):631. PMID: 29434212.
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    20. Karakashev S, Zhu H, Yokoyama Y, Zhao B, Fatkhutdinov N, Kossenkov AV, Wilson AJ, Simpkins F, Speicher D, Khabele D, Bitler BG, Zhang R. BET Bromodomain Inhibition Synergizes with PARP Inhibitor in Epithelial Ovarian Cancer. Cell Rep. 2017 Dec 19; 21(12):3398-3405. PMID: 29262321.
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    21. Bitler BG, Watson ZL, Wheeler LJ, Behbakht K. PARP inhibitors: Clinical utility and possibilities of overcoming resistance. Gynecol Oncol. 2017 12; 147(3):695-704. PMID: 29037806.
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    22. Bitler BG, Wu S, Park PH, Hai Y, Aird KM, Wang Y, Zhai Y, Kossenkov AV, Vara-Ailor A, Rauscher FJ, Zou W, Speicher DW, Huntsman DG, Conejo-Garcia JR, Cho KR, Christianson DW, Zhang R. ARID1A-mutated ovarian cancers depend on HDAC6 activity. Nat Cell Biol. 2017 08; 19(8):962-973. PMID: 28737768.
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    23. Baumgartner HK, Rudolph MC, Ramanathan P, Burns V, Webb P, Bitler BG, Stein T, Kobayashi K, Neville MC. Developmental Expression of Claudins in the Mammary Gland. J Mammary Gland Biol Neoplasia. 2017 06; 22(2):141-157. PMID: 28455726.
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    24. Yokoyama Y, Zhu H, Lee JH, Kossenkov AV, Wu SY, Wickramasinghe JM, Yin X, Palozola KC, Gardini A, Showe LC, Zaret KS, Liu Q, Speicher D, Conejo-Garcia JR, Bradner JE, Zhang Z, Sood AK, Ordog T, Bitler BG, Zhang R. BET Inhibitors Suppress ALDH Activity by Targeting ALDH1A1 Super-Enhancer in Ovarian Cancer. Cancer Res. 2016 11 01; 76(21):6320-6330. PMID: 27803105.
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    25. Aird KM, Iwasaki O, Kossenkov AV, Tanizawa H, Fatkhutdinov N, Bitler BG, Le L, Alicea G, Yang TL, Johnson FB, Noma KI, Zhang R. HMGB2 orchestrates the chromatin landscape of senescence-associated secretory phenotype gene loci. J Cell Biol. 2016 Nov 07; 215(3):325-334. PMID: 27799366.
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    26. Goldman AR, Bitler BG, Schug Z, Conejo-Garcia JR, Zhang R, Speicher DW. The Primary Effect on the Proteome of ARID1A-mutated Ovarian Clear Cell Carcinoma is Downregulation of the Mevalonate Pathway at the Post-transcriptional Level. Mol Cell Proteomics. 2016 11; 15(11):3348-3360. PMID: 27654507.
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    27. Zhu H, Bengsch F, Svoronos N, Rutkowski MR, Bitler BG, Allegrezza MJ, Yokoyama Y, Kossenkov AV, Bradner JE, Conejo-Garcia JR, Zhang R. BET Bromodomain Inhibition Promotes Anti-tumor Immunity by Suppressing PD-L1 Expression. Cell Rep. 2016 09 13; 16(11):2829-2837. PMID: 27626654.
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    28. Wu S, Zhang R, Bitler BG. Arid1a controls tissue regeneration. Stem Cell Investig. 2016; 3:35. PMID: 27582418.
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    29. Zhu H, Ren S, Bitler BG, Aird KM, Tu Z, Skordalakes E, Zhu Y, Yan J, Sun Y, Zhang R. SPOP E3 Ubiquitin Ligase Adaptor Promotes Cellular Senescence by Degrading the SENP7 deSUMOylase. Cell Rep. 2015 Nov 10; 13(6):1183-1193. PMID: 26527005.
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    30. Bitler BG, Fatkhutdinov N, Zhang R. Potential therapeutic targets in ARID1A-mutated cancers. Expert Opin Ther Targets. 2015; 19(11):1419-22. PMID: 26125128.
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    31. Bitler BG, Aird KM, Zhang R. Epigenetic synthetic lethality in ovarian clear cell carcinoma: EZH2 and ARID1A mutations. Mol Cell Oncol. 2016 Jan; 3(1):e1032476. PMID: 27308548.
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    32. Bitler BG, Aird KM, Garipov A, Li H, Amatangelo M, Kossenkov AV, Schultz DC, Liu Q, Shih IeM, Conejo-Garcia JR, Speicher DW, Zhang R. Synthetic lethality by targeting EZH2 methyltransferase activity in ARID1A-mutated cancers. Nat Med. 2015 Mar; 21(3):231-8. PMID: 25686104.
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    33. Bitler BG, Fink LS, Wei Z, Peterson JR, Zhang R. A high-content screening assay for small-molecule modulators of oncogene-induced senescence. J Biomol Screen. 2013 Oct; 18(9):1054-61. PMID: 23733845.
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    34. Aird KM, Zhang G, Li H, Tu Z, Bitler BG, Garipov A, Wu H, Wei Z, Wagner SN, Herlyn M, Zhang R. Suppression of nucleotide metabolism underlies the establishment and maintenance of oncogene-induced senescence. Cell Rep. 2013 Apr 25; 3(4):1252-65. PMID: 23562156.
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    35. Garipov A, Li H, Bitler BG, Thapa RJ, Balachandran S, Zhang R. NF-YA underlies EZH2 upregulation and is essential for proliferation of human epithelial ovarian cancer cells. Mol Cancer Res. 2013 Apr; 11(4):360-9. PMID: 23360797.
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    36. Horm TM, Bitler BG, Broka DM, Louderbough JM, Schroeder JA. MUC1 drives c-Met-dependent migration and scattering. Mol Cancer Res. 2012 Dec; 10(12):1544-54. PMID: 23193156.
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    37. Li H, Bitler BG, Vathipadiekal V, Maradeo ME, Slifker M, Creasy CL, Tummino PJ, Cairns P, Birrer MJ, Zhang R. ALDH1A1 is a novel EZH2 target gene in epithelial ovarian cancer identified by genome-wide approaches. Cancer Prev Res (Phila). 2012 Mar; 5(3):484-91. PMID: 22144423.
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    38. Tu Z, Aird KM, Bitler BG, Nicodemus JP, Beeharry N, Xia B, Yen TJ, Zhang R. Oncogenic RAS regulates BRIP1 expression to induce dissociation of BRCA1 from chromatin, inhibit DNA repair, and promote senescence. Dev Cell. 2011 Dec 13; 21(6):1077-91. PMID: 22137763.
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    39. Bitler BG, Nicodemus JP, Li H, Cai Q, Wu H, Hua X, Li T, Birrer MJ, Godwin AK, Cairns P, Zhang R. Wnt5a suppresses epithelial ovarian cancer by promoting cellular senescence. Cancer Res. 2011 Oct 01; 71(19):6184-94. PMID: 21816908.
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    40. Dang H, Klokk TI, Schaheen B, McLaughlin BM, Thomas AJ, Durns TA, Bitler BG, Sandvig K, Fares H. Derlin-dependent retrograde transport from endosomes to the Golgi apparatus. Traffic. 2011 Oct; 12(10):1417-31. PMID: 21722281.
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    41. Bitler BG, Schroeder JA. Anti-cancer therapies that utilize cell penetrating peptides. Recent Pat Anticancer Drug Discov. 2010 Jun; 5(2):99-108. PMID: 19961434.
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    42. Bitler BG, Goverdhan A, Schroeder JA. MUC1 regulates nuclear localization and function of the epidermal growth factor receptor. J Cell Sci. 2010 May 15; 123(Pt 10):1716-23. PMID: 20406885.
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    43. Bitler BG, Menzl I, Huerta CL, Sands B, Knowlton W, Chang A, Schroeder JA. Intracellular MUC1 peptides inhibit cancer progression. Clin Cancer Res. 2009 Jan 01; 15(1):100-9. PMID: 19118037.
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    44. Pfeiler E, Bitler BG, Castrezana S, Matzkin LM, Markow TA. Genetic diversification and demographic history of the cactophilic pseudoscorpion Dinocheirus arizonensis from the Sonoran Desert. Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2009 Jul; 52(1):133-41. PMID: 19166949.
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    45. Pochampalli MR, Bitler BG, Schroeder JA. Transforming growth factor alpha dependent cancer progression is modulated by Muc1. Cancer Res. 2007 Jul 15; 67(14):6591-8. PMID: 17638868.
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    46. Matzkin LM, Watts TD, Bitler BG, Machado CA, Markow TA. Functional genomics of cactus host shifts in Drosophila mojavensis. Mol Ecol. 2006 Dec; 15(14):4635-43. PMID: 17107489.
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    47. Pfeiler E, Bitler BG, Ramsey JM, Palacios-Cardiel C, Markow TA. Genetic variation, population structure, and phylogenetic relationships of Triatoma rubida and T. recurva (Hemiptera: Reduviidae: Triatominae) from the Sonoran Desert, insect vectors of the Chagas' disease parasite Trypanosoma cruzi. Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2006 Oct; 41(1):209-21. PMID: 16934496.
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    48. BITLER B, McELROY WD. The preparation and properties of crystalline firefly luciferin. Arch Biochem Biophys. 1957 Dec; 72(2):358-68. PMID: 13479120.
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