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Kuang Shen PhD

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionUMass Chan Medical School
DepartmentProgram in Molecular Medicine
AddressUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
55 Lake Ave North
Worcester MA 01605
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    University of Science Technology of China, Hefei, , ChinaBSChemistry
    California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United StatesPHDChemistry

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    K22CA241362     (SHEN, KUANG)Jan 1, 2020 - Dec 31, 2022
    A Molecular Study of Rag GTPase-Dependent Amino Acid Sensing
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Tettoni SD, Egri SB, Doxsey DD, Veinotte K, Ouch C, Chang JY, Song K, Xu C, Shen K. Structure of the Schizosaccharomyces pombe Gtr-Lam complex reveals evolutionary divergence of mTORC1-dependent amino acid sensing. Structure. 2023 09 07; 31(9):1065-1076.e5. PMID: 37453417.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    2. Doxsey DD, Tettoni SD, Egri SB, Shen K. Redundant electrostatic interactions between GATOR1 and the Rag GTPase heterodimer drive efficient amino acid sensing in human cells. J Biol Chem. 2023 07; 299(7):104880. PMID: 37269949.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    3. Egri SB, Wang X, D?az-Salinas MA, Luban J, Dudkina NV, Munro JB, Shen K. Detergent modulates the conformational equilibrium of SARS-CoV-2 Spike during cryo-EM structural determination. Nat Commun. 2023 05 03; 14(1):2527. PMID: 37137903.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    4. Yurkovetskiy L, Egri S, Kurhade C, Diaz-Salinas MA, Jaimes JA, Nyalile T, Xie X, Choudhary MC, Dauphin A, Li JZ, Munro JB, Shi PY, Shen K, Luban J. S:D614G and S:H655Y are gateway mutations that act epistatically to promote SARS-CoV-2 variant fitness. bioRxiv. 2023 Apr 24. PMID: 37034621.
    5. Doxsey DD, Shen K. Purification and biochemical characterization of the Rag GTPase heterodimer. Methods Enzymol. 2022; 675:131-158. PMID: 36220268.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    6. Egri SB, Ouch C, Chou HT, Yu Z, Song K, Xu C, Shen K. Cryo-EM structures of the human GATOR1-Rag-Ragulator complex reveal a spatial-constraint regulated GAP mechanism. Mol Cell. 2022 05 19; 82(10):1836-1849.e5. PMID: 35338845.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    7. D?az-Salinas MA, Li Q, Ejemel M, Yurkovetskiy L, Luban J, Shen K, Wang Y, Munro JB. Conformational dynamics and allosteric modulation of the SARS-CoV-2 spike. Elife. 2022 03 24; 11. PMID: 35323111.
      Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    8. Doxsey DD, Veinotte K, Shen K. A New Crosslinking Assay to Study Guanine Nucleotide Binding in the Gtr Heterodimer of S. cerevisiae. Small GTPases. 2022 01; 13(1):327-334. PMID: 36328771.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    9. van 't Spijker HM, Stackpole EE, Almeida S, Katsara O, Liu B, Shen K, Schneider RJ, Gao FB, Richter JD. Ribosome profiling reveals novel regulation of C9ORF72 GGGGCC repeat-containing RNA translation. RNA. 2022 02; 28(2):123-138. PMID: 34848561.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    10. Schlingmann KP, Jouret F, Shen K, Nigam A, Arjona FJ, Dafinger C, Houillier P, Jones DP, Kleiner?schkamp F, Oh J, Godefroid N, Eltan M, G?ran T, Burtey S, Parotte MC, K?nig J, Braun A, Bos C, Ibars Serra M, Rehmann H, Zwartkruis FJT, Renkema KY, Klingel K, Schulze-Bahr E, Schermer B, Bergmann C, Altm?ller J, Thiele H, Beck BB, Dahan K, Sabatini D, Liebau MC, Vargas-Poussou R, Knoers NVAM, Konrad M, de Baaij JHF. mTOR-Activating Mutations in RRAGD Are Causative for Kidney Tubulopathy and Cardiomyopathy. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2021 11; 32(11):2885-2899. PMID: 34607910.
      Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    11. Egri SB, Shen K. An interdomain hydrogen bond in the Rag GTPases maintains stable mTORC1 signaling in sensing amino acids. J Biol Chem. 2021 07; 297(1):100861. PMID: 34116056.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    12. Yurkovetskiy L, Wang X, Pascal KE, Tomkins-Tinch C, Nyalile TP, Wang Y, Baum A, Diehl WE, Dauphin A, Carbone C, Veinotte K, Egri SB, Schaffner SF, Lemieux JE, Munro JB, Rafique A, Barve A, Sabeti PC, Kyratsous CA, Dudkina NV, Shen K, Luban J. Structural and Functional Analysis of the D614G SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein Variant. Cell. 2020 10 29; 183(3):739-751.e8. PMID: 32991842.
      Citations: 547     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCellsPHPublic Health
    13. Shen K, Rogala KB, Chou HT, Huang RK, Yu Z, Sabatini DM. Cryo-EM Structure of the Human FLCN-FNIP2-Rag-Ragulator Complex. Cell. 2019 11 27; 179(6):1319-1329.e8. PMID: 31704029.
      Citations: 58     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    14. Rasheed N, Lima TB, Mercaldi GF, Nascimento AFZ, Silva ALS, Righetto GL, Bar-Peled L, Shen K, Sabatini DM, Gozzo FC, Aparicio R, Smetana JHC. C7orf59/LAMTOR4 phosphorylation and structural flexibility modulate Ragulator assembly. FEBS Open Bio. 2019 09; 9(9):1589-1602. PMID: 31314152.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    15. Shen K, Valenstein ML, Gu X, Sabatini DM. Arg-78 of Nprl2 catalyzes GATOR1-stimulated GTP hydrolysis by the Rag GTPases. J Biol Chem. 2019 02 22; 294(8):2970-2975. PMID: 30651352.
      Citations: 28     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    16. Shen K, Sabatini DM. Ragulator and SLC38A9 activate the Rag GTPases through noncanonical GEF mechanisms. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2018 09 18; 115(38):9545-9550. PMID: 30181260.
      Citations: 66     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    17. Shen K, Huang RK, Brignole EJ, Condon KJ, Valenstein ML, Chantranupong L, Bomaliyamu A, Choe A, Hong C, Yu Z, Sabatini DM. Architecture of the human GATOR1 and GATOR1-Rag GTPases complexes. Nature. 2018 04 05; 556(7699):64-69. PMID: 29590090.
      Citations: 69     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    18. Shen K, Choe A, Sabatini DM. Intersubunit Crosstalk in the Rag GTPase Heterodimer Enables mTORC1 to Respond Rapidly to Amino Acid Availability. Mol Cell. 2017 Nov 02; 68(3):552-565.e8. PMID: 29056322.
      Citations: 46     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    19. Hwang Fu YH, Huang WYC, Shen K, Groves JT, Miller T, Shan SO. Two-step membrane binding by the bacterial SRP receptor enable efficient and accurate Co-translational protein targeting. Elife. 2017 07 28; 6. PMID: 28753124.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    20. Wolfson RL, Chantranupong L, Wyant GA, Gu X, Orozco JM, Shen K, Condon KJ, Petri S, Kedir J, Scaria SM, Abu-Remaileh M, Frankel WN, Sabatini DM. KICSTOR recruits GATOR1 to the lysosome and is necessary for nutrients to regulate mTORC1. Nature. 2017 03 16; 543(7645):438-442. PMID: 28199306.
      Citations: 143     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    21. Chen Y, Shen K, Shan SO, Kou SC. Analyzing Single-Molecule Protein Transportation Experiments via Hierarchical Hidden Markov Models. J Am Stat Assoc. 2016; 111(515):951-966. PMID: 28943680.
    22. Chantranupong L, Scaria SM, Saxton RA, Gygi MP, Shen K, Wyant GA, Wang T, Harper JW, Gygi SP, Sabatini DM. The CASTOR Proteins Are Arginine Sensors for the mTORC1 Pathway. Cell. 2016 Mar 24; 165(1):153-164. PMID: 26972053.
      Citations: 348     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    23. Wolfson RL, Chantranupong L, Saxton RA, Shen K, Scaria SM, Cantor JR, Sabatini DM. Sestrin2 is a leucine sensor for the mTORC1 pathway. Science. 2016 Jan 01; 351(6268):43-8. PMID: 26449471.
      Citations: 503     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    24. Wang S, Tsun ZY, Wolfson RL, Shen K, Wyant GA, Plovanich ME, Yuan ED, Jones TD, Chantranupong L, Comb W, Wang T, Bar-Peled L, Zoncu R, Straub C, Kim C, Park J, Sabatini BL, Sabatini DM. Metabolism. Lysosomal amino acid transporter SLC38A9 signals arginine sufficiency to mTORC1. Science. 2015 Jan 09; 347(6218):188-94. PMID: 25567906.
      Citations: 422     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    25. Grabiner BC, Nardi V, Birsoy K, Possemato R, Shen K, Sinha S, Jordan A, Beck AH, Sabatini DM. A diverse array of cancer-associated MTOR mutations are hyperactivating and can predict rapamycin sensitivity. Cancer Discov. 2014 May; 4(5):554-63. PMID: 24631838.
      Citations: 225     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    26. Voigts-Hoffmann F, Schmitz N, Shen K, Shan SO, Ataide SF, Ban N. The structural basis of FtsY recruitment and GTPase activation by SRP RNA. Mol Cell. 2013 Dec 12; 52(5):643-54. PMID: 24211265.
      Citations: 25     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    27. Shen K, Wang Y, Hwang Fu YH, Zhang Q, Feigon J, Shan SO. Molecular mechanism of GTPase activation at the signal recognition particle (SRP) RNA distal end. J Biol Chem. 2013 Dec 20; 288(51):36385-97. PMID: 24151069.
      Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    28. Jaru-Ampornpan P, Liang FC, Nisthal A, Nguyen TX, Wang P, Shen K, Mayo SL, Shan SO. Mechanism of an ATP-independent protein disaggregase: II. distinct molecular interactions drive multiple steps during aggregate disassembly. J Biol Chem. 2013 May 10; 288(19):13431-45. PMID: 23519468.
      Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    29. Akopian D, Shen K, Zhang X, Shan SO. Signal recognition particle: an essential protein-targeting machine. Annu Rev Biochem. 2013; 82:693-721. PMID: 23414305.
      Citations: 212     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    30. Akopian D, Dalal K, Shen K, Duong F, Shan SO. SecYEG activates GTPases to drive the completion of cotranslational protein targeting. J Cell Biol. 2013 Feb 18; 200(4):397-405. PMID: 23401005.
      Citations: 29     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    31. Shen K, Arslan S, Akopian D, Ha T, Shan SO. Activated GTPase movement on an RNA scaffold drives co-translational protein targeting. Nature. 2012 Dec 13; 492(7428):271-5. PMID: 23235881.
      Citations: 45     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    32. Shen K, Zhang X, Shan SO. Synergistic actions between the SRP RNA and translating ribosome allow efficient delivery of the correct cargos during cotranslational protein targeting. RNA. 2011 May; 17(5):892-902. PMID: 21460239.
      Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    33. Ataide SF, Schmitz N, Shen K, Ke A, Shan SO, Doudna JA, Ban N. The crystal structure of the signal recognition particle in complex with its receptor. Science. 2011 Feb 18; 331(6019):881-6. PMID: 21330537.
      Citations: 76     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    34. Jaru-Ampornpan P, Shen K, Lam VQ, Ali M, Doniach S, Jia TZ, Shan SO. ATP-independent reversal of a membrane protein aggregate by a chloroplast SRP subunit. Nat Struct Mol Biol. 2010 Jun; 17(6):696-702. PMID: 20424608.
      Citations: 42     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    35. Shen K, Shan SO. Transient tether between the SRP RNA and SRP receptor ensures efficient cargo delivery during cotranslational protein targeting. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 Apr 27; 107(17):7698-703. PMID: 20385832.
      Citations: 30     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    36. Fu Y, Shen K, Liu L, Guo QX. First-principle calculation of equilibrium cesium ion-pair acidities in tetrahydrofuran. J Am Chem Soc. 2007 Nov 07; 129(44):13510-9. PMID: 17935326.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Cells
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