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Julia Frances Alterman PhD

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionUMass Chan Medical School
DepartmentRNA Therapeutics Institute
AddressUMass Chan Medical School
368 Plantation Street
Worcester MA 01605
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    InstitutionT.H. Chan School of Medicine
    DepartmentRNA Therapeutics Institute


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    University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, United StatesBABiology
    Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, United StatesMABiology
    University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, United StatesPHDBiomedical Sciences

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    1. Ferguson CM, Godinho BM, Alterman JF, Coles AH, Hassler M, Echeverria D, Gilbert JW, Knox EG, Caiazzi J, Haraszti RA, King RM, Taghian T, Puri A, Moser RP, Gounis MJ, Aronin N, Gray-Edwards H, Khvorova A. Comparative route of administration studies using therapeutic siRNAs show widespread gene modulation in Dorset sheep. JCI Insight. 2021 12 22; 6(24). PMID: 34935646.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Animals
    2. Yamada K, Hildebrand S, Davis SM, Miller R, Conroy F, Sapp E, Caiazzi J, Alterman JF, Roux L, Echeverria D, Hassler MR, Pfister EL, DiFiglia M, Aronin N, Khvorova A. Structurally constrained phosphonate internucleotide linkage impacts oligonucleotide-enzyme interaction, and modulates siRNA activity and allele specificity. Nucleic Acids Res. 2021 12 02; 49(21):12069-12088. PMID: 34850120.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    3. Yenilmez B, Wetoska N, Kelly M, Echeverria D, Min K, Lifshitz L, Alterman JF, Hassler MR, Hildebrand S, DiMarzio C, McHugh N, Vangjeli L, Sousa J, Pan M, Han X, Brehm MA, Khvorova A, Czech MP. An RNAi therapeutic targeting hepatic DGAT2 in a genetically obese mouse model of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis. Mol Ther. 2022 03 02; 30(3):1329-1342. PMID: 34774753.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Animals
    4. Davis SM, Sousa J, Vangjeli L, Hassler MR, Echeverria D, Knox E, Turanov AA, Alterman JF, Khvorova A. 2'-O-Methyl at 20-mer Guide Strand 3' Termini May Negatively Affect Target Silencing Activity of Fully Chemically Modified siRNA. Mol Ther Nucleic Acids. 2020 Sep 04; 21:266-277. PMID: 32610253.
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    5. McAdam RL, Morton A, Gordon SL, Alterman JF, Khvorova A, Cousin MA, Smillie KJ. Loss of huntingtin function slows synaptic vesicle endocytosis in striatal neurons from the httQ140/Q140 mouse model of Huntington's disease. Neurobiol Dis. 2020 02; 134:104637. PMID: 31614197.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    6. Alterman JF, Godinho BMDC, Hassler MR, Ferguson CM, Echeverria D, Sapp E, Haraszti RA, Coles AH, Conroy F, Miller R, Roux L, Yan P, Knox EG, Turanov AA, King RM, Gernoux G, Mueller C, Gray-Edwards HL, Moser RP, Bishop NC, Jaber SM, Gounis MJ, Sena-Esteves M, Pai AA, DiFiglia M, Aronin N, Khvorova A. A divalent siRNA chemical scaffold for potent and sustained modulation of gene expression throughout the central nervous system. Nat Biotechnol. 2019 08; 37(8):884-894. PMID: 31375812.
      Citations: 36     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    7. Haraszti RA, Miller R, Dubuke ML, Rockwell HE, Coles AH, Sapp E, Didiot MC, Echeverria D, Stoppato M, Sere YY, Leszyk J, Alterman JF, Godinho BMDC, Hassler MR, McDaniel J, Narain NR, Wollacott R, Wang Y, Shaffer SA, Kiebish MA, DiFiglia M, Aronin N, Khvorova A. Serum Deprivation of Mesenchymal Stem Cells Improves Exosome Activity and Alters Lipid and Protein Composition. iScience. 2019 Jun 28; 16:230-241. PMID: 31195240.
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    8. Turanov AA, Lo A, Hassler MR, Makris A, Ashar-Patel A, Alterman JF, Coles AH, Haraszti RA, Roux L, Godinho BMDC, Echeverria D, Pears S, Iliopoulos J, Shanmugalingam R, Ogle R, Zsengeller ZK, Hennessy A, Karumanchi SA, Moore MJ, Khvorova A. RNAi modulation of placental sFLT1 for the treatment of preeclampsia. Nat Biotechnol. 2018 Nov 19. PMID: 30451990.
      Citations: 33     Fields:    
    9. Godinho BMDC, Henninger N, Bouley J, Alterman JF, Haraszti RA, Gilbert JW, Sapp E, Coles AH, Biscans A, Nikan M, Echeverria D, DiFiglia M, Aronin N, Khvorova A. Transvascular Delivery of Hydrophobically Modified siRNAs: Gene Silencing in the Rat Brain upon Disruption of the Blood-Brain Barrier. Mol Ther. 2018 11 07; 26(11):2580-2591. PMID: 30143435.
      Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    10. Mir A, Alterman JF, Hassler MR, Debacker AJ, Hudgens E, Echeverria D, Brodsky MH, Khvorova A, Watts JK, Sontheimer EJ. Heavily and fully modified RNAs guide efficient SpyCas9-mediated genome editing. Nat Commun. 2018 07 06; 9(1):2641. PMID: 29980686.
      Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    11. Haraszti RA, Miller R, Didiot MC, Biscans A, Alterman JF, Hassler MR, Roux L, Echeverria D, Sapp E, DiFiglia M, Aronin N, Khvorova A. Optimized Cholesterol-siRNA Chemistry Improves Productive Loading onto Extracellular Vesicles. Mol Ther. 2018 08 01; 26(8):1973-1982. PMID: 29937418.
      Citations: 23     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    12. Hassler MR, Turanov AA, Alterman JF, Haraszti RA, Coles AH, Osborn MF, Echeverria D, Nikan M, Salomon WE, Roux L, Godinho BMDC, Davis SM, Morrissey DV, Zamore PD, Karumanchi SA, Moore MJ, Aronin N, Khvorova A. Comparison of partially and fully chemically-modified siRNA in conjugate-mediated delivery in vivo. Nucleic Acids Res. 2018 03 16; 46(5):2185-2196. PMID: 29432571.
      Citations: 48     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    13. Alterman JF, Coles AH, Hall LM, Aronin N, Khvorova A, Didiot MC. A High-throughput Assay for mRNA Silencing in Primary Cortical Neurons in vitro with Oligonucleotide Therapeutics. Bio Protoc. 2017 Aug 20; 7(16). PMID: 28966945.
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    14. Sharma VK, Singh SK, Krishnamurthy PM, Alterman JF, Haraszti RA, Khvorova A, Prasad AK, Watts JK. Synthesis and biological properties of triazole-linked locked nucleic acid. Chem Commun (Camb). 2017 Aug 03; 53(63):8906-8909. PMID: 28736781.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    15. Haraszti RA, Roux L, Coles AH, Turanov AA, Alterman JF, Echeverria D, Godinho BMDC, Aronin N, Khvorova A. 5?-Vinylphosphonate improves tissue accumulation and efficacy of conjugated siRNAs in vivo. Nucleic Acids Res. 2017 Jul 27; 45(13):7581-7592. PMID: 28591791.
      Citations: 32     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    16. Ly S, Navaroli DM, Didiot MC, Cardia J, Pandarinathan L, Alterman JF, Fogarty K, Standley C, Lifshitz LM, Bellve KD, Prot M, Echeverria D, Corvera S, Khvorova A. Visualization of self-delivering hydrophobically modified siRNA cellular internalization. Nucleic Acids Res. 2017 01 09; 45(1):15-25. PMID: 27899655.
      Citations: 37     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    17. Didiot MC, Hall LM, Coles AH, Haraszti RA, Godinho BM, Chase K, Sapp E, Ly S, Alterman JF, Hassler MR, Echeverria D, Raj L, Morrissey DV, DiFiglia M, Aronin N, Khvorova A. Exosome-mediated Delivery of Hydrophobically Modified siRNA for Huntingtin mRNA Silencing. Mol Ther. 2016 10; 24(10):1836-1847. PMID: 27506293.
      Citations: 125     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    18. Alterman JF, Hall LM, Coles AH, Hassler MR, Didiot MC, Chase K, Abraham J, Sottosanti E, Johnson E, Sapp E, Osborn MF, Difiglia M, Aronin N, Khvorova A. Hydrophobically Modified siRNAs Silence Huntingtin mRNA in Primary Neurons and Mouse Brain. Mol Ther Nucleic Acids. 2015 Dec 01; 4:e266. PMID: 26623938.
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    19. Coles AH, Osborn MF, Alterman JF, Turanov AA, Godinho BM, Kennington L, Chase K, Aronin N, Khvorova A. A High-Throughput Method for Direct Detection of Therapeutic Oligonucleotide-Induced Gene Silencing In Vivo. Nucleic Acid Ther. 2016 Apr; 26(2):86-92. PMID: 26595721.
      Citations: 23     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    20. Osborn MF, Alterman JF, Nikan M, Cao H, Didiot MC, Hassler MR, Coles AH, Khvorova A. Guanabenz (Wytensin™) selectively enhances uptake and efficacy of hydrophobically modified siRNAs. Nucleic Acids Res. 2015 Oct 15; 43(18):8664-72. PMID: 26400165.
      Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
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