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Min Han

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InstitutionUniversity of Colorado Boulder
DepartmentBiology-MCD Instruction
Phone303/492-2261
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0001-6845-2570 Additional info

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    R01GM047869     (HAN, MIN)Aug 1, 1992 - Jan 31, 2021
    NIH/NIGMS
    Developmental Control in C. elegans
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Weaver BP, Weaver YM, Mitani S, Han M. Coupled Caspase and N-End Rule Ligase Activities Allow Recognition and Degradation of Pluripotency Factor LIN-28 during Non-Apoptotic Development. Dev Cell. 2017 Jun 19; 41(6):665-673.e6. PMID: 28602583.
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    2. Zabinsky RA, Weum B, Cui M, Han M. RNA Binding Protein Vigilin Collaborates with miRNAs To Regulate Gene Expression for Caenorhabditis elegans Larval Development. G3 (Bethesda). 2017 Jun 02. PMID: 28576776.
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    3. Qi B, Kniazeva M, Han M. A vitamin B2 sensing mechanism that regulates gut protease activity to impact animal's food behavior and growth. Elife. 2017 Jun 01; 6. PMID: 28569665.
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    4. Tang H, Han M. Fatty Acids Regulate Germline Sex Determination through ACS-4-Dependent Myristoylation. Cell. 2017 Apr 20; 169(3):457-469.e13. PMID: 28431246.
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    5. Cui M, Wang Y, Cavaleri J, Kelson T, Teng Y, Han M. Starvation-Induced Stress Response Is Critically Impacted by Ceramide Levels in Caenorhabditis elegans. Genetics. 2017 Feb; 205(2):775-785. PMID: 27974500.
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    6. Weaver BP, Sewell AK, Han M. Time to move the fat. Genes Dev. 2016 Jul 01; 30(13):1481-2. PMID: 27401550; PMCID: PMC4949320 [Available on 01/01/17].
    7. Chi C, Han M. Notch signaling protects animals from nucleotide deficiency. Cell Cycle. 2016 Aug 02; 15(15):1941-2. PMID: 27111808; PMCID: PMC4968961 [Available on 04/25/17].
    8. Chi C, Ronai D, Than MT, Walker CJ, Sewell AK, Han M. Nucleotide levels regulate germline proliferation through modulating GLP-1/Notch signaling in C. elegans. Genes Dev. 2016 Feb 01; 30(3):307-20. PMID: 26833730; PMCID: PMC4743060.
    9. Jia F, Cui M, Than MT, Han M. Developmental Defects of Caenorhabditis elegans Lacking Branched-chain a-Ketoacid Dehydrogenase Are Mainly Caused by Monomethyl Branched-chain Fatty Acid Deficiency. J Biol Chem. 2016 Feb 05; 291(6):2967-73. PMID: 26683372; PMCID: PMC4742758 [Available on 02/05/17].
    10. Han M. Twists and turns--How we stepped into and had fun in the "boring" lipid field. Sci China Life Sci. 2015 Nov; 58(11):1073-83. PMID: 26511515.
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    11. Zhu H, Sewell AK, Han M. Intestinal apical polarity mediates regulation of TORC1 by glucosylceramide in C. elegans. Genes Dev. 2015 Jun 15; 29(12):1218-23. PMID: 26109047; PMCID: PMC4495394.
    12. Kniazeva M, Zhu H, Sewell AK, Han M. A Lipid-TORC1 Pathway Promotes Neuronal Development and Foraging Behavior under Both Fed and Fasted Conditions in C. elegans. Dev Cell. 2015 May 04; 33(3):260-71. PMID: 25892013.
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    13. Cohen ML, Kim S, Morita K, Kim SH, Han M. The GATA factor elt-1 regulates C. elegans developmental timing by promoting expression of the let-7 family microRNAs. PLoS Genet. 2015 Mar; 11(3):e1005099. PMID: 25816370; PMCID: PMC4376641.
    14. Weaver BP, Zabinsky R, Weaver YM, Lee ES, Xue D, Han M. CED-3 caspase acts with miRNAs to regulate non-apoptotic gene expression dynamics for robust development in C. elegans. Elife. 2014 Dec 30; 3:e04265. PMID: 25432023; PMCID: PMC4279084.
    15. Zhu H, Han M. Exploring developmental and physiological functions of fatty acid and lipid variants through worm and fly genetics. Annu Rev Genet. 2014; 48:119-48. PMID: 25195508.
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    16. Than M, Han M. Functional analysis of the miRNA-mRNA interaction network in C. elegans. Worm. 2013 Oct 01; 2(4):e26894. PMID: 24744982; PMCID: PMC3917963.
    17. Wang R, Kniazeva M, Han M. Peroxisome protein transportation affects metabolism of branched-chain fatty acids that critically impact growth and development of C. elegans. PLoS One. 2013; 8(9):e76270. PMID: 24086720; PMCID: PMC3785516.
    18. Than MT, Kudlow BA, Han M. Functional analysis of neuronal microRNAs in Caenorhabditis elegans dauer formation by combinational genetics and Neuronal miRISC immunoprecipitation. PLoS Genet. 2013 Jun; 9(6):e1003592. PMID: 23818874; PMCID: PMC3688502.
    19. Zhu H, Shen H, Sewell AK, Kniazeva M, Han M. A novel sphingolipid-TORC1 pathway critically promotes postembryonic development in Caenorhabditis elegans. Elife. 2013 May 21; 2:e00429. PMID: 23705068; PMCID: PMC3660743.
    20. Cui M, Cohen ML, Teng C, Han M. The tumor suppressor Rb critically regulates starvation-induced stress response in C. elegans. Curr Biol. 2013 Jun 03; 23(11):975-80. PMID: 23664972; PMCID: PMC3728909.
    21. Kniazeva M, Han M. Fat chance for longevity. Genes Dev. 2013 Feb 15; 27(4):351-4. PMID: 23431052; PMCID: PMC3589552.
    22. Kudlow BA, Zhang L, Han M. Systematic analysis of tissue-restricted miRISCs reveals a broad role for microRNAs in suppressing basal activity of the C. elegans pathogen response. Mol Cell. 2012 May 25; 46(4):530-41. PMID: 22503424; PMCID: PMC3365535.
    23. Kniazeva M, Shen H, Euler T, Wang C, Han M. Regulation of maternal phospholipid composition and IP(3)-dependent embryonic membrane dynamics by a specific fatty acid metabolic event in C. elegans. Genes Dev. 2012 Mar 15; 26(6):554-66. PMID: 22426533; PMCID: PMC3315117.
    24. Zhang X, Zabinsky R, Teng Y, Cui M, Han M. microRNAs play critical roles in the survival and recovery of Caenorhabditis elegans from starvation-induced L1 diapause. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011 Nov 01; 108(44):17997-8002. PMID: 22011579; PMCID: PMC3207661.
    25. Zhang X, Han M. Nuclear migration: rock and roll facilitated by dynein and kinesin. Curr Biol. 2010 Dec 07; 20(23):R1027-9. PMID: 21145020.
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    26. Kim S, Johnson W, Chen C, Sewell AK, Byström AS, Han M. Allele-specific suppressors of lin-1(R175Opal) identify functions of MOC-3 and DPH-3 in tRNA modification complexes in Caenorhabditis elegans. Genetics. 2010 Aug; 185(4):1235-47. PMID: 20479142; PMCID: PMC2927752.
    27. Han M. Advancing biology with a growing worm field. Dev Dyn. 2010 May; 239(5):1263-4. PMID: 20419781.
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    28. Green RM, Gally F, Keeney JG, Alper S, Gao B, Han M, Martin RJ, Weinberger AR, Case SR, Minor MN, Chu HW. Impact of cigarette smoke exposure on innate immunity: a Caenorhabditis elegans model. PLoS One. 2009 Aug 31; 4(8):e6860. PMID: 19718433; PMCID: PMC2729919.
    29. Zhang L, Hammell M, Kudlow BA, Ambros V, Han M. Systematic analysis of dynamic miRNA-target interactions during C. elegans development. Development. 2009 Sep; 136(18):3043-55. PMID: 19675127; PMCID: PMC2730362.
    30. Seamen E, Blanchette JM, Han M. P-type ATPase TAT-2 negatively regulates monomethyl branched-chain fatty acid mediated function in post-embryonic growth and development in C. elegans. PLoS Genet. 2009 Aug; 5(8):e1000589. PMID: 19662161; PMCID: PMC2716530.
    31. Cui M, Allen MA, Larsen A, Macmorris M, Han M, Blumenthal T. Genes involved in pre-mRNA 3'-end formation and transcription termination revealed by a lin-15 operon Muv suppressor screen. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008 Oct 28; 105(43):16665-70. PMID: 18946043; PMCID: PMC2571909.
    32. Kniazeva M, Euler T, Han M. A branched-chain fatty acid is involved in post-embryonic growth control in parallel to the insulin receptor pathway and its biosynthesis is feedback-regulated in C. elegans. Genes Dev. 2008 Aug 01; 22(15):2102-10. PMID: 18676815; PMCID: PMC2492746.
    33. Tucker M, Han M. Muscle cell migrations of C. elegans are mediated by the alpha-integrin INA-1, Eph receptor VAB-1, and a novel peptidase homologue MNP-1. Dev Biol. 2008 Jun 15; 318(2):215-23. PMID: 18452914; PMCID: PMC2453148.
    34. Zhang L, Ding L, Cheung TH, Dong MQ, Chen J, Sewell AK, Liu X, Yates JR, Han M. Systematic identification of C. elegans miRISC proteins, miRNAs, and mRNA targets by their interactions with GW182 proteins AIN-1 and AIN-2. Mol Cell. 2007 Nov 30; 28(4):598-613. PMID: 18042455; PMCID: PMC2186060.
    35. Ding L, Han M. GW182 family proteins are crucial for microRNA-mediated gene silencing. Trends Cell Biol. 2007 Aug; 17(8):411-6. PMID: 17766119.
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    36. Cui M, Han M. Roles of chromatin factors in C. elegans development. WormBook. 2007 May 03; 1-16. PMID: 18050494; PMCID: PMC4781364.
    37. Morita K, Han M. Multiple mechanisms are involved in regulating the expression of the developmental timing regulator lin-28 in Caenorhabditis elegans. EMBO J. 2006 Dec 13; 25(24):5794-804. PMID: 17139256; PMCID: PMC1698897.
    38. Cui M, Kim EB, Han M. Diverse chromatin remodeling genes antagonize the Rb-involved SynMuv pathways in C. elegans. PLoS Genet. 2006 May; 2(5):e74. PMID: 16710447; PMCID: PMC1463046.
    39. Cui M, Chen J, Myers TR, Hwang BJ, Sternberg PW, Greenwald I, Han M. SynMuv genes redundantly inhibit lin-3/EGF expression to prevent inappropriate vulval induction in C. elegans. Dev Cell. 2006 May; 10(5):667-72. PMID: 16678779.
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    40. Suzuki Y, Han M. Genetic redundancy masks diverse functions of the tumor suppressor gene PTEN during C. elegans development. Genes Dev. 2006 Feb 15; 20(4):423-8. PMID: 16481471; PMCID: PMC1369044.
    41. Morita K, Hirono K, Han M. The Caenorhabditis elegans ect-2 RhoGEF gene regulates cytokinesis and migration of epidermal P cells. EMBO Rep. 2005 Dec; 6(12):1163-8. PMID: 16170304; PMCID: PMC1369201.
    42. Eastburn DJ, Han M. A gain-of-function allele of cbp-1, the Caenorhabditis elegans ortholog of the mammalian CBP/p300 gene, causes an increase in histone acetyltransferase activity and antagonism of activated Ras. Mol Cell Biol. 2005 Nov; 25(21):9427-34. PMID: 16227593; PMCID: PMC1265831.
    43. Ding L, Spencer A, Morita K, Han M. The developmental timing regulator AIN-1 interacts with miRISCs and may target the argonaute protein ALG-1 to cytoplasmic P bodies in C. elegans. Mol Cell. 2005 Aug 19; 19(4):437-47. PMID: 16109369.
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    44. Chen Z, Eastburn DJ, Han M. The Caenorhabditis elegans nuclear receptor gene nhr-25 regulates epidermal cell development. Mol Cell Biol. 2004 Sep; 24(17):7345-58. PMID: 15314147; PMCID: PMC506989.
    45. Kniazeva M, Crawford QT, Seiber M, Wang CY, Han M. Monomethyl branched-chain fatty acids play an essential role in Caenorhabditis elegans development. PLoS Biol. 2004 Sep; 2(9):E257. PMID: 15340492; PMCID: PMC514883.
    46. Cui M, Fay DS, Han M. lin-35/Rb cooperates with the SWI/SNF complex to control Caenorhabditis elegans larval development. Genetics. 2004 Jul; 167(3):1177-85. PMID: 15280233; PMCID: PMC1470958.
    47. Eastburn D, Han M. When Ras signaling reaches the mediator. Dev Cell. 2004 Feb; 6(2):158-9. PMID: 14960267.
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    48. Yoder JH, Chong H, Guan KL, Han M. Modulation of KSR activity in Caenorhabditis elegans by Zn ions, PAR-1 kinase and PP2A phosphatase. EMBO J. 2004 Jan 14; 23(1):111-9. PMID: 14685271; PMCID: PMC1271663.
    49. Cui M, Han M. Cis regulatory requirements for vulval cell-specific expression of the Caenorhabditis elegans fibroblast growth factor gene egl-17. Dev Biol. 2003 May 01; 257(1):104-16. PMID: 12710960.
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    50. Starr DA, Han M. ANChors away: an actin based mechanism of nuclear positioning. J Cell Sci. 2003 Jan 15; 116(Pt 2):211-6. PMID: 12482907.
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    51. Kniazeva M, Sieber M, McCauley S, Zhang K, Watts JL, Han M. Suppression of the ELO-2 FA elongation activity results in alterations of the fatty acid composition and multiple physiological defects, including abnormal ultradian rhythms, in Caenorhabditis elegans. Genetics. 2003 Jan; 163(1):159-69. PMID: 12586704; PMCID: PMC1462428.
    52. Suzuki Y, Morris GA, Han M, Wood WB. A cuticle collagen encoded by the lon-3 gene may be a target of TGF-beta signaling in determining Caenorhabditis elegans body shape. Genetics. 2002 Dec; 162(4):1631-9. PMID: 12524338; PMCID: PMC1462364.
    53. Starr DA, Han M. Role of ANC-1 in tethering nuclei to the actin cytoskeleton. Science. 2002 Oct 11; 298(5592):406-9. PMID: 12169658.
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    54. Antoshechkin I, Han M. The C. elegans evl-20 gene is a homolog of the small GTPase ARL2 and regulates cytoskeleton dynamics during cytokinesis and morphogenesis. Dev Cell. 2002 May; 2(5):579-91. PMID: 12015966.
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    55. Fay DS, Keenan S, Han M. fzr-1 and lin-35/Rb function redundantly to control cell proliferation in C. elegans as revealed by a nonbiased synthetic screen. Genes Dev. 2002 Feb 15; 16(4):503-17. PMID: 11850412; PMCID: PMC155341.
    56. Hanna-Rose W, Han M. The Caenorhabditis elegans EGL-26 protein mediates vulval cell morphogenesis. Dev Biol. 2002 Jan 15; 241(2):247-58. PMID: 11784109.
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