John Koren

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I am examining the mechanisms which allow some cancer-cell models to survive following Hsp90 inhibition.  These studies cover cancer biology, basic Hsp90 biochemistry, signal transduction, and pharmacology.

I am also studying the effects of a unique blood-brain barrier permeable Hsp90 inhibitor as a therapeutic option for neurodegenerative diseases.  These studies include neurobiology, animal behavior analysis, and basic neural-biochemistry.


Selected Publications

Carmen A, Kishinevsky S, Koren J 3rd, Luo W, Chiosis G. Regulatory Chaperone Complexes in Neurodegenerative Diseases: A Perspective on Therapeutic Intervention, Current Alzheimer’s Research, Nov. 2013 PMID: 24251390

Guzman ML; Lowery MA, Taldone T, Koren J, Gomes EDG, Chiosis G. Molecular Chaperones and How Addiction Matters in Cancer Therapy. Cell Death Signaling in Cancer Biology and Treatment p181-203. 2013 New York: Springer

Koren J 3rd, Miyata Y, Kiray J, O’Leary JC 3rd, Nguyen L, Guo J, Blair LJ, Li X, Jinwal UK, Cheng JQ, Gestwicki JE, Dickey CA. Rhodacyanine Derivative Selectively Targets Cancer Cells and Overcomes Tamoxifen Resistance. PLoS One Apr. 2012. PMID: 22563386

Koren J 3rd, Jinwal UK, Davey Z, Kiray J, Arulselvam K, Dickey CA. Bending Tau into Shape: The Emerging Role of Peptidyl-Prolyl Isomerase in Tauopathies. Molecular Neurobiology Aug. 2011. PMID: 21523562

Koren J 3rd, Jinwal UK, Jin Y, O’Leary J, Jones JR, Johnson AG, Blair LJ, Abisambra JF, Chang L, Miyata Y, Cheng AM, Guo J, Cheng JQ, Gestwicki JE, Dickey CA. Facilitating Akt clearance via manipulation of Hsp70 activity and levels. Journal of Biological Chemistry Jan. 2010. PMID: 19889640

Koren J, Jinwal UK, Lee D, Jones J, Shults C, Johnson A, Anderson LJ, Dickey CA. Review: Chaperone Signaling Complexes in Alzheimer’s Disease. Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine Apr. 2009. PMID: 19449461

Dickey CA, Koren J, Zhang YJ, Xu YF, Jinwal UK, Birnbaum MJ, Monks B, Sun M, Cheng JQ, Patterson C, Bailey RM, Dunmore J, Soresh S, Leon C, Morgan D, Petrucelli L. Akt and CHIP Co-regulate Tau Degradation Through Coordinated Interactions. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences U.S.A. Mar. 2008 PMID: 18292230