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Carol Ann Sartorius

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Colorado Denver - Anschutz Medical Campus
DepartmentSOM-Pathology
Phone303/724-3937

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    F32AR008443     (SARTORIUS, CAROL ANN)Mar 23, 1997
    NIH/NIAMS
    MYOSIN GENES AND MOUSE SKELETAL MUSCLE
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R01CA140985     (SARTORIUS, CAROL ANN)Jan 1, 2011 - Feb 28, 2021
    NIH/NCI
    Hormones and Stem Cells in Luminal Breast Cancer
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R21CA194477     (SARTORIUS, CAROL ANN)May 6, 2015 - Apr 30, 2017
    NIH/NCI
    Estrogen Receptor Composition of Disseminated Breast Cancer using Multiparametric Imaging
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Finlay-Schultz J, Gillen AE, Brechbuhl HM, Ivie JJ, Matthews SB, Jacobsen BM, Bentley DL, Kabos P, Sartorius CA. Breast Cancer Suppression by Progesterone Receptors Is Mediated by Their Modulation of Estrogen Receptors and RNA Polymerase III. Cancer Res. 2017 Sep 15; 77(18):4934-4946. PMID: 28729413.
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    2. Fettig LM, McGinn O, Finlay-Schultz J, LaBarbera DV, Nordeen SK, Sartorius CA. Cross talk between progesterone receptors and retinoic acid receptors in regulation of cytokeratin 5-positive breast cancer cells. Oncogene. 2017 Jul 10. PMID: 28692043.
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    3. Ionkina AA, Tentler JJ, Kim J, Capasso A, Pitts TM, Ryall KA, Howison RR, Kabos P, Sartorius CA, Tan AC, Eckhardt SG, Diamond JR. Efficacy and Molecular Mechanisms of Differentiated Response to the Aurora and Angiogenic Kinase Inhibitor ENMD-2076 in Preclinical Models of p53-Mutated Triple-Negative Breast Cancer. Front Oncol. 2017; 7:94. PMID: 28555173.
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    4. Wellberg EA, Johnson S, Finlay-Schultz J, Lewis AS, Terrell KL, Sartorius CA, Abel ED, Muller WJ, Anderson SM. The glucose transporter GLUT1 is required for ErbB2-induced mammary tumorigenesis. Breast Cancer Res. 2016 Dec 20; 18(1):131. PMID: 27998284.
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    5. Dobrolecki LE, Airhart SD, Alferez DG, Aparicio S, Behbod F, Bentires-Alj M, Brisken C, Bult CJ, Cai S, Clarke RB, Dowst H, Ellis MJ, Gonzalez-Suarez E, Iggo RD, Kabos P, Li S, Lindeman GJ, Marangoni E, McCoy A, Meric-Bernstam F, Piwnica-Worms H, Poupon MF, Reis-Filho J, Sartorius CA, Scabia V, Sflomos G, Tu Y, Vaillant F, Visvader JE, Welm A, Wicha MS, Lewis MT. Patient-derived xenograft (PDX) models in basic and translational breast cancer research. Cancer Metastasis Rev. 2016 Dec; 35(4):547-573. PMID: 28025748.
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    6. Hanna C, Kwok L, Finlay-Schultz J, Sartorius CA, Cittelly DM. Labeling of Breast Cancer Patient-derived Xenografts with Traceable Reporters for Tumor Growth and Metastasis Studies. J Vis Exp. 2016 Nov 30; (117). PMID: 27929464.
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    7. Matthews SB, Sartorius CA. Steroid Hormone Receptor Positive Breast Cancer Patient-Derived Xenografts. Horm Cancer. 2017 Feb; 8(1):4-15. PMID: 27796944.
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    8. Brechbuhl HM, Finlay-Schultz J, Yamamoto TM, Gillen AE, Cittelly DM, Tan AC, Sams SB, Pillai MM, Elias AD, Robinson WA, Sartorius CA, Kabos P. Fibroblast Subtypes Regulate Responsiveness of Luminal Breast Cancer to Estrogen. Clin Cancer Res. 2017 Apr 01; 23(7):1710-1721. PMID: 27702820.
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    9. D'Amato NC, Gordon MA, Babbs B, Spoelstra NS, Carson Butterfield KT, Torkko KC, Phan VT, Barton VN, Rogers TJ, Sartorius CA, Elias A, Gertz J, Jacobsen BM, Richer JK. Cooperative Dynamics of AR and ER Activity in Breast Cancer. Mol Cancer Res. 2016 Nov; 14(11):1054-1067. PMID: 27565181.
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    10. Guy MS, Qamar L, Behbakht K, Post MD, Sheeder J, Sartorius CA, Spillman MA. Progestin treatment decreases CD133+ cancer stem cell populations in endometrial cancer. Gynecol Oncol. 2016 Mar; 140(3):518-26. PMID: 26731726.
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    11. Towers CG, Guarnieri AL, Micalizzi DS, Harrell JC, Gillen AE, Kim J, Wang CA, Oliphant MU, Drasin DJ, Guney MA, Kabos P, Sartorius CA, Tan AC, Perou CM, Espinosa JM, Ford HL. The Six1 oncoprotein downregulates p53 via concomitant regulation of RPL26 and microRNA-27a-3p. Nat Commun. 2015 Dec 21; 6:10077. PMID: 26687066; PMCID: PMC4703841.
    12. Corr BR, Finlay-Schultz J, Rosen RB, Qamar L, Post MD, Behbakht K, Spillman MA, Sartorius CA. Cytokeratin 5-Positive Cells Represent a Therapy Resistant subpopulation in Epithelial Ovarian Cancer. Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2015 Nov; 25(9):1565-73. PMID: 26495758; PMCID: PMC4635519 [Available on 11/01/16].
    13. Sartorius CA, Hanna CT, Gril B, Cruz H, Serkova NJ, Huber KM, Kabos P, Schedin TB, Borges VF, Steeg PS, Cittelly DM. Estrogen promotes the brain metastatic colonization of triple negative breast cancer cells via an astrocyte-mediated paracrine mechanism. Oncogene. 2016 Jun 02; 35(22):2881-92. PMID: 26411365; PMCID: PMC4809801.
    14. Finlay-Schultz J, Sartorius CA. Steroid hormones, steroid receptors, and breast cancer stem cells. J Mammary Gland Biol Neoplasia. 2015 Jun; 20(1-2):39-50. PMID: 26265122; PMCID: PMC4666507.
    15. Clarke C, Dontu G, Hilton H, Meier-Abt F, Sartorius C. Preface. J Mammary Gland Biol Neoplasia. 2015 Jun; 20(1-2):5-7. PMID: 26385464.
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    16. Tentler JJ, Ionkina AA, Tan AC, Newton TP, Pitts TM, Glogowska MJ, Kabos P, Sartorius CA, Sullivan KD, Espinosa JM, Eckhardt SG, Diamond JR. p53 Family Members Regulate Phenotypic Response to Aurora Kinase A Inhibition in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer. Mol Cancer Ther. 2015 May; 14(5):1117-29. PMID: 25758253; PMCID: PMC4425647.
    17. Finlay-Schultz J, Cittelly DM, Hendricks P, Patel P, Kabos P, Jacobsen BM, Richer JK, Sartorius CA. Progesterone downregulation of miR-141 contributes to expansion of stem-like breast cancer cells through maintenance of progesterone receptor and Stat5a. Oncogene. 2015 Jul; 34(28):3676-87. PMID: 25241899; PMCID: PMC4369481.
    18. Reid BG, Jerjian T, Patel P, Zhou Q, Yoo BH, Kabos P, Sartorius CA, Labarbera DV. Live multicellular tumor spheroid models for high-content imaging and screening in cancer drug discovery. Curr Chem Genom Transl Med. 2014; 8(Suppl 1):27-35. PMID: 24596682; PMCID: PMC3941083.
    19. Axlund SD, Yoo BH, Rosen RB, Schaack J, Kabos P, Labarbera DV, Sartorius CA. Progesterone-inducible cytokeratin 5-positive cells in luminal breast cancer exhibit progenitor properties. Horm Cancer. 2013 Feb; 4(1):36-49. PMID: 23184698; PMCID: PMC3549640.
    20. Gracanin A, van Wolferen ME, Sartorius CA, Brenkman AB, Schoonen WG, Mol JA. Canid progesterone receptors lack activation function 3 domain-dependent activity. Endocrinology. 2012 Dec; 153(12):6104-13. PMID: 23041671.
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    21. Kabos P, Finlay-Schultz J, Li C, Kline E, Finlayson C, Wisell J, Manuel CA, Edgerton SM, Harrell JC, Elias A, Sartorius CA. Patient-derived luminal breast cancer xenografts retain hormone receptor heterogeneity and help define unique estrogen-dependent gene signatures. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2012 Sep; 135(2):415-32. PMID: 22821401; PMCID: PMC3818141.
    22. Iwanaga R, Wang CA, Micalizzi DS, Harrell JC, Jedlicka P, Sartorius CA, Kabos P, Farabaugh SM, Bradford AP, Ford HL. Expression of Six1 in luminal breast cancers predicts poor prognosis and promotes increases in tumor initiating cells by activation of extracellular signal-regulated kinase and transforming growth factor-beta signaling pathways. Breast Cancer Res. 2012 Jul 05; 14(4):R100. PMID: 22765220; PMCID: PMC3680936.
    23. Cittelly DM, Finlay-Schultz J, Howe EN, Spoelstra NS, Axlund SD, Hendricks P, Jacobsen BM, Sartorius CA, Richer JK. Progestin suppression of miR-29 potentiates dedifferentiation of breast cancer cells via KLF4. Oncogene. 2013 May 16; 32(20):2555-64. PMID: 22751119; PMCID: PMC4236860.
    24. Yoo BH, Axlund SD, Kabos P, Reid BG, Schaack J, Sartorius CA, LaBarbera DV. A high-content assay to identify small-molecule modulators of a cancer stem cell population in luminal breast cancer. J Biomol Screen. 2012 Oct; 17(9):1211-20. PMID: 22751729; PMCID: PMC4158006.
    25. Haughian JM, Pinto MP, Harrell JC, Bliesner BS, Joensuu KM, Dye WW, Sartorius CA, Tan AC, Heikkilä P, Perou CM, Horwitz KB. Maintenance of hormone responsiveness in luminal breast cancers by suppression of Notch. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Feb 21; 109(8):2742-7. PMID: 21969591; PMCID: PMC3287001.
    26. Axlund SD, Sartorius CA. Progesterone regulation of stem and progenitor cells in normal and malignant breast. Mol Cell Endocrinol. 2012 Jun 24; 357(1-2):71-9. PMID: 21945473; PMCID: PMC3288619.
    27. Spillman MA, Manning NG, Dye WW, Sartorius CA, Post MD, Harrell JC, Jacobsen BM, Horwitz KB. Tissue-specific pathways for estrogen regulation of ovarian cancer growth and metastasis. Cancer Res. 2010 Nov 01; 70(21):8927-36. PMID: 20959477; PMCID: PMC3804411.
    28. Cittelly DM, Richer JK, Sartorius CA. Ovarian steroid hormones: what's hot in the stem cell pool? Breast Cancer Res. 2010; 12(4):309. PMID: 20825628; PMCID: PMC2949657.
    29. Kabos P, Haughian JM, Wang X, Dye WW, Finlayson C, Elias A, Horwitz KB, Sartorius CA. Cytokeratin 5 positive cells represent a steroid receptor negative and therapy resistant subpopulation in luminal breast cancers. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2011 Jul; 128(1):45-55. PMID: 20665103; PMCID: PMC3851293.
    30. Horwitz KB, Sartorius CA. Progestins in hormone replacement therapies reactivate cancer stem cells in women with preexisting breast cancers: a hypothesis. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2008 Sep; 93(9):3295-8. PMID: 18647813; PMCID: PMC2567860.
    31. Horwitz KB, Dye WW, Harrell JC, Kabos P, Sartorius CA. Rare steroid receptor-negative basal-like tumorigenic cells in luminal subtype human breast cancer xenografts. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008 Apr 15; 105(15):5774-9. PMID: 18391223; PMCID: PMC2311360.
    32. Lange CA, Sartorius CA, Abdel-Hafiz H, Spillman MA, Horwitz KB, Jacobsen BM. Progesterone receptor action: translating studies in breast cancer models to clinical insights. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2008; 630:94-111. PMID: 18637487.
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    33. Harrell JC, Dye WW, Harvell DM, Pinto M, Jedlicka P, Sartorius CA, Horwitz KB. Estrogen insensitivity in a model of estrogen receptor positive breast cancer lymph node metastasis. Cancer Res. 2007 Nov 01; 67(21):10582-91. PMID: 17975003.
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    34. Harrell JC, Dye WW, Harvell DM, Sartorius CA, Horwitz KB. Contaminating cells alter gene signatures in whole organ versus laser capture microdissected tumors: a comparison of experimental breast cancers and their lymph node metastases. Clin Exp Metastasis. 2008; 25(1):81-8. PMID: 17932773.
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    35. Harrell JC, Dye WW, Allred DC, Jedlicka P, Spoelstra NS, Sartorius CA, Horwitz KB. Estrogen receptor positive breast cancer metastasis: altered hormonal sensitivity and tumor aggressiveness in lymphatic vessels and lymph nodes. Cancer Res. 2006 Sep 15; 66(18):9308-15. PMID: 16982776.
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    36. Tung L, Abdel-Hafiz H, Shen T, Harvell DM, Nitao LK, Richer JK, Sartorius CA, Takimoto GS, Horwitz KB. Progesterone receptors (PR)-B and -A regulate transcription by different mechanisms: AF-3 exerts regulatory control over coactivator binding to PR-B. Mol Endocrinol. 2006 Nov; 20(11):2656-70. PMID: 16762974.
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    37. Sartorius CA, Harvell DM, Shen T, Horwitz KB. Progestins initiate a luminal to myoepithelial switch in estrogen-dependent human breast tumors without altering growth. Cancer Res. 2005 Nov 01; 65(21):9779-88. PMID: 16266999.
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    38. Harvell DM, Richer JK, Allred DC, Sartorius CA, Horwitz KB. Estradiol regulates different genes in human breast tumor xenografts compared with the identical cells in culture. Endocrinology. 2006 Feb; 147(2):700-13. PMID: 16239301.
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    39. Jacobsen BM, Richer JK, Sartorius CA, Horwitz KB. Expression profiling of human breast cancers and gene regulation by progesterone receptors. J Mammary Gland Biol Neoplasia. 2003 Jul; 8(3):257-68. PMID: 14973372.
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    40. Takimoto GS, Tung L, Abdel-Hafiz H, Abel MG, Sartorius CA, Richer JK, Jacobsen BM, Bain DL, Horwitz KB. Functional properties of the N-terminal region of progesterone receptors and their mechanistic relationship to structure. J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol. 2003 Jun; 85(2-5):209-19. PMID: 12943706.
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    41. Sartorius CA, Shen T, Horwitz KB. Progesterone receptors A and B differentially affect the growth of estrogen-dependent human breast tumor xenografts. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2003 Jun; 79(3):287-99. PMID: 12846413.
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    42. Allen DL, Sartorius CA, Sycuro LK, Leinwand LA. Different pathways regulate expression of the skeletal myosin heavy chain genes. J Biol Chem. 2001 Nov 23; 276(47):43524-33. PMID: 11551968.
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    43. Tung L, Shen T, Abel MG, Powell RL, Takimoto GS, Sartorius CA, Horwitz KB. Mapping the unique activation function 3 in the progesterone B-receptor upstream segment. Two LXXLL motifs and a tryptophan residue are required for activity. J Biol Chem. 2001 Oct 26; 276(43):39843-51. PMID: 11546784.
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    44. Allen DL, Harrison BC, Sartorius C, Byrnes WC, Leinwand LA. Mutation of the IIB myosin heavy chain gene results in muscle fiber loss and compensatory hypertrophy. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2001 Mar; 280(3):C637-45. PMID: 11171584.
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    45. Sartorius CA, Takimoto GS, Richer JK, Tung L, Horwitz KB. Association of the Ku autoantigen/DNA-dependent protein kinase holoenzyme and poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase with the DNA binding domain of progesterone receptors. J Mol Endocrinol. 2000 Apr; 24(2):165-82. PMID: 10750018.
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    46. Sartorius CA, Lu BD, Acakpo-Satchivi L, Jacobsen RP, Byrnes WC, Leinwand LA. Myosin heavy chains IIa and IId are functionally distinct in the mouse. J Cell Biol. 1998 May 18; 141(4):943-53. PMID: 9585413; PMCID: PMC2132782.
    47. Acakpo-Satchivi LJ, Edelmann W, Sartorius C, Lu BD, Wahr PA, Watkins SC, Metzger JM, Leinwand L, Kucherlapati R. Growth and muscle defects in mice lacking adult myosin heavy chain genes. J Cell Biol. 1997 Dec 01; 139(5):1219-29. PMID: 9382868; PMCID: PMC2140209.
    48. Horwitz KB, Sartorius CA, Hovland AR, Jackson TA, Groshong SD, Tung L, Takimoto GS. Surprises with antiprogestins: novel mechanisms of progesterone receptor action. Ciba Found Symp. 1995; 191:235-49; discussion 250-3. PMID: 8582200.
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    49. Sartorius CA, Melville MY, Hovland AR, Tung L, Takimoto GS, Horwitz KB. A third transactivation function (AF3) of human progesterone receptors located in the unique N-terminal segment of the B-isoform. Mol Endocrinol. 1994 Oct; 8(10):1347-60. PMID: 7854352.
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    50. Sartorius CA, Groshong SD, Miller LA, Powell RL, Tung L, Takimoto GS, Horwitz KB. New T47D breast cancer cell lines for the independent study of progesterone B- and A-receptors: only antiprogestin-occupied B-receptors are switched to transcriptional agonists by cAMP. Cancer Res. 1994 Jul 15; 54(14):3868-77. PMID: 8033109.
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    51. Sartorius CA, Tung L, Takimoto GS, Horwitz KB. Antagonist-occupied human progesterone receptors bound to DNA are functionally switched to transcriptional agonists by cAMP. J Biol Chem. 1993 May 05; 268(13):9262-6. PMID: 8387487.
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    52. Youngblood GL, Sartorius C, Taylor BA, Payne AH. Isolation, characterization, and chromosomal mapping of mouse P450 17 alpha-hydroxylase/C17-20 lyase. Genomics. 1991 May; 10(1):270-5. PMID: 1840559.
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