Recommended Readings: Lydia Finley, Ph.D., March 30

Special Lecture
Wednesday, March 30
4:00 p.m., Carson Family Auditorium (CRC)

Lydia Finley, Ph.D.
Jack Sorrell Fellow,
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation,
Cancer Biology and Genetics Program,
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Metabolic Regulation of Cell Fate Decisions

Recommended Readings

Carey, B. W., Finley, L. W., Cross, J. R., Allis, C. D., & Thompson, C. B. (2015). Intracellular [agr]-ketoglutarate maintains the pluripotency of embryonic stem cells. Nature, 518(7539), 413-416.  doi: 10.1038/nature13981.

Intlekofer, A. M., Dematteo, R. G., Venneti, S., Finley, L. W., Lu, C., Judkins, A. R., … & Thompson, C. B. (2015). Hypoxia induces production of L-2-hydroxyglutarate, Cell Metabolism, 22(2), 304-311. doi: 10.1016/j.cmet.2015.06.023.

Jeong, S. M., Xiao, C., Finley, L. W., Lahusen, T., Souza, A. L., Pierce, K., … & Xu, X. (2013). SIRT4 has tumor-suppressive activity and regulates the cellular metabolic response to DNA damage by inhibiting mitochondrial glutamine metabolism. Cancer Cell, 23(4), 450-463. doi: 10.1016/j.ccr.2013.02.024.

Laurent, G., de Boer, V. C., Finley, L. W., Sweeney, M., Lu, H., Schug, T. T., … & Haigis, M. C. (2013). SIRT4 represses peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor α activity to suppress hepatic fat oxidation. Molecular and Cellular Biology, 33(22), 4552-4561. doi: 10.1128/MCB.00087-13.

Recommended Readings: Gulcin Pekkurnaz, Ph.D., September 21

Special Lecture
Monday, September 21, 2015
4:00 p.m., Carson Family Auditorium (CRC)

Gulcin Pekkurnaz, Ph.D.,
Postdoctoral Fellow,
Department of Neurobiology,
Harvard Medical School
Boston Children’s Hospital

Metabolic Regulation of Mitochondrial Function in the Nervous System

Recommended Readings

Empirical Articles

Pekkurnaz, G., Trinidad, J. C., Wang, X., Kong, D., & Schwarz, T. L. (2014). Glucose regulates mitochondrial motility via Milton modification by O-GlcNAc transferase. Cell, 158(1), 54-68. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2014.06.007

Teodoro, R. O., Pekkurnaz, G., Nasser, A., Higashi‐Kovtun, M. E., Balakireva, M., McLachlan, I. G., … & Schwarz, T. L. (2013). Ral mediates activity‐dependent growth of postsynaptic membranes via recruitment of the exocyst. The EMBO Journal, 32(14), 2039-2055. doi: 10.1038/emboj.2013.147

Review Papers

Schwarz, T. L. (2013). Mitochondrial trafficking in neurons. Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology, 5(6), a011304. doi: 10.1101/cshperspect.a011304

Recommended Readings: Celine Riera, Ph.D., February 2

Special Lecture Series
Monday, February 2, 2015
4:00 p.m., Carson Family Auditorium (CRC)

Celine Riera, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow,
Li Ka Shing Center,
Department of Molecular and Cell Biology,
University of California, Berkeley

Identification of Sensory Circuits Controlling Metabolism and Longevity

Recommended Readings

Riera, C. E., Huising, M. O., Follett, P., Leblanc, M., Halloran, J., Van Andel, R., … Dillin, A. (2014). TRPV1 pain receptors regulate longevity and metabolism by neuropeptide signaling. Cell, 157(5), 1023–1036. doi:10.1016/j.cell.2014.03.051

Riera, C. E., Menozzi-Smarrito, C., Affolter, M., Michlig, S., Munari, C., Robert, F., … le Coutre, J. (2009). Compounds from Sichuan and Melegueta peppers activate, covalently and non-covalently, TRPA1 and TRPV1 channels. British Journal of Pharmacology, 157(8), 1398–1409. doi:10.1111/j.1476-5381.2009.00307.x

Riera, C. E., Vogel, H., Simon, S. a, Damak, S., & le Coutre, J. (2009). Sensory attributes of complex tasting divalent salts are mediated by TRPM5 and TRPV1 channels. The Journal of Neuroscience, 29(8), 2654–2662. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.4694-08.2009

Recommended Readings: Kivanc Birsoy, Ph.D., January 14

Special Lecture
Friday, January 14, 2015
4:00 p.m., Carson Family Auditorium (CRC)

Kivanc Birsoy, Ph.D.
Jane Coffin Childs Medical Fund Fellow,
Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT

Systematic Approaches to Study Metabolic Plasticity of Cancer Cells

Recommended Readings

Empirical Articles

Birsoy, K., Possemato, R., Lorbeer, F. K., Bayraktar, E. C., Thiru, P., Yucel, B., … Sabatini, D. M. (2014). Metabolic determinants of cancer cell sensitivity to glucose limitation and biguanides. Nature, 508(7494), 108–112. doi:10.1038/nature13110

Birsoy, K., Wang, T., Possemato, R., Yilmaz, O. H., Koch, C. E., Chen, W. W., … Sabatini, D. M. (2013). MCT1-mediated transport of a toxic molecule is an effective strategy for targeting glycolytic tumors. Nature Genetics, 45(1), 104–108. doi:10.1038/ng.2471

Grabiner, B. C., Nardi, V., Birsoy, K., Possemato, R., Shen, K., Sinha, S., … Sabatini, D. M. (2014). A diverse array of cancer-associated MTOR mutations are hyperactivating and can predict rapamycin sensitivity. Cancer Discovery, 4(5), 554–563. doi:10.1158/2159-8290.CD-13-0929

Review Papers

Birsoy, K., Sabatini, D. M., & Possemato, R. (2012). Untuning the tumor metabolic machine: Targeting cancer metabolism: a bedside lesson. Nature Medicine, 18(7), 1022–1023. doi:10.1038/nm.2870

Recommended Readings: Timothy Ryan, Ph.D. December 8

Monday Lecture Series
Monday, December 8, 2014,
4:00 p.m., Carson Family Auditorium (CRC)

Timothy Ryan, Ph.D.
Tri-Institutional Professor,
Department of Biochemistry,
Weill Cornell Medical College

How Synapses Regulate Their Diet: the Balance of Fuel Production and Expenditure and Single Synapses

Recommended Readings

Empirical Articles

Cottrell, J. R., Levenson, J. M., Kim, S. H., Gibson, H. E., Richardson, K. a, Sivula, M., … Gerber, D. J. (2013). Working memory impairment in calcineurin knock-out mice is associated with alterations in synaptic vesicle cycling and disruption of high-frequency synaptic and network activity in prefrontal cortex. The Journal of Neuroscience, 33(27), 10938–10949. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.5362-12.2013

Fernandez-Alfonso, T., & Ryan, T. A. (2008). A heterogeneous “resting” pool of synaptic vesicles that is dynamically interchanged across boutons in mammalian CNS synapses. Brain Cell Biology, 36(1-4), 87–100. doi:10.1007/s11068-008-9030-y

Kim, S. H., & Ryan, T. A. (2010). CDK5 serves as a major control point in neurotransmitter release. Neuron, 67(5), 797–809. doi:10.1016/j.neuron.2010.08.003

Rangaraju, V., Calloway, N., & Ryan, T. A. (2014). Activity-driven local ATP synthesis is required for synaptic function. Cell, 156(4), 825–835. doi:10.1016/j.cell.2013.12.042

Review Paper

Dittman, J., & Ryan, T. a. (2009). Molecular circuitry of endocytosis at nerve terminals. Annual Review of Cell and Developmental Biology, 25, 133–160. doi:10.1146/annurev.cellbio.042308.113302

Recommended Readings: Craig B. Thompson, M.D. May 23

Friday Lecture Series
Friday, May 23, 2014
3:45 p.m., Caspary Auditorium

Craig B. Thompson, M.D.
President and CEO
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

What Cancer Is Teaching Us about Cellular Metabolism

Recommended Readings:

Empirical Papers

Buzzai, M., Bauer, D. E., Jones, R. G., Deberardinis, R. J., Hatzivassiliou, G., Elstrom, R. L., & Thompson, C. B. (2005). The glucose dependence of Akt-transformed cells can be reversed by pharmacologic activation of fatty acid beta-oxidation. Oncogene, 24(26), 4165–4173. doi:10.1038/sj.onc.1208622

Lum, J. J., Bauer, D. E., Kong, M., Harris, M. H., Li, C., Lindsten, T., & Thompson, C. B. (2005). Growth factor regulation of autophagy and cell survival in the absence of apoptosis. Cell, 120(2), 237–248. doi:10.1016/j.cell.2004.11.046

Selak, M. a, Armour, S. M., MacKenzie, E. D., Boulahbel, H., Watson, D. G., Mansfield, K. D., … Gottlieb, E. (2005). Succinate links TCA cycle dysfunction to oncogenesis by inhibiting HIF-alpha prolyl hydroxylase. Cancer Cell, 7(1), 77–85. doi:10.1016/j.ccr.2004.11.022

Ye, J., Mancuso, A., Tong, X., Ward, P. S., Fan, J., & Rabinowitz, J. D. (2012). Pyruvate kinase M2 promotes de novo serine synthesis to sustain mTORC1 activity and cell proliferation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 109(18), 2–7. doi:10.1073/pnas.1204176109

Review Papers

DeBerardinis, R. J., Lum, J. J., Hatzivassiliou, G., & Thompson, C. B. (2008). The biology of cancer: metabolic reprogramming fuels cell growth and proliferation. Cell Metabolism, 7(1), 11–20. doi:10.1016/j.cmet.2007.10.002

Vander Heiden, M. G., Cantley, L. C., & Thompson, C. B. (2009). Understanding the Warburg effect: the metabolic requirements of cell proliferation. Science, 324(5930), 1029–1033. doi:10.1126/science.1160809

Ward, P. S., & Thompson, C. B. (2012). Metabolic reprogramming: a cancer hallmark even Warburg did not anticipate. Cancer Cell, 21(3), 297–308. doi:10.1016/j.ccr.2012.02.014

Recommended Readings: Hermann Steller, Ph.D May 5

Monday Lecture Series
Monday, May 5, 2014
4:00 p.m., Carson Family Auditorium

Hermann Steller, Ph.D
Strang Professor, Strang Laboratory of Apoptosis and Cancer Biology
The Rockefeller University
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Regulation of Protein Degradation in Development, Aging and Disease

Recommended Readings:

Empirical Articles

Bader, M., Benjamin, S., Wapinski, O. L., Smith, D. M., Goldberg, A. L., & Steller, H. (2011). A conserved F box regulatory complex controls proteasome activity in Drosophila. Cell, 145(3), 371–382. doi:10.1016/j.cell.2011.03.021

Cho-Park, P. F., & Steller, H. (2013). Proteasome regulation by ADP-ribosylation. Cell, 153(3), 614–627. doi:10.1016/j.cell.2013.03.040

Review Papers

Finley, D. (2009). Recognition and processing of ubiquitin-protein conjugates by the proteasome. Annual Review of Biochemistry, 78(1), 477–513. doi:10.1146/annurev.biochem.78.081507.101607

Glickman, M. H., & Ciechanover, A. (2002). The ubiquitin-proteasome proteolytic pathway: destruction for the sake of construction. Physiological Reviews, 82(2), 373–428. doi:10.1152/physrev.00027.2001

Murata, S., Yashiroda, H., & Tanaka, K. (2009). Molecular mechanisms of proteasome assembly. Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology, 10(2), 104–15. doi:10.1038/nrm2630

Recommended Readings: Juleen R. Zierath, Ph.D.

Friday Lecture Series

Nicholson Lecture

Molecular Mechanisms for the Health-promoting Effects of Exercise: Why Muscle Matters!

Juleen R. Zierath, Ph.D., professor of physiology, department of molecular

medicine and surgery, Section for Integrative Physiology, Karolinska Institutet;

professor of integrative physiology and scientific director,

Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research,

Copenhagen University

October 25, 2013

3:45 p.m.-5:00 p.m. (Refreshments, 3:15 p.m., Abby Lounge)

Caspary Auditorium

Recommended Readings

Barrès, R., Yan, J., Egan, B., Treebak, J. T., Rasmussen, M., Fritz, T., . . . Zierath, J. R. (2012). Acute exercise remodels promoter methylation in human skeletal muscle. Cell Metabolism, 15(3), 405-411

Cantó, C., Jiang, L. Q., Deshmukh, A. S., Mataki, C., Coste, A., Lagouge, M., . . . Auwerx, J. (2010). Interdependence of AMPK and SIRT1 for metabolic adaptation to fasting and exercise in skeletal muscle. Cell Metabolism, 11(3), 213-219

Egan, B., Carson, B. P., Garcia-Roves, P. M., Chibalin, A. V., Sarsfield, F. M., Barron, N., . . . O’Gorman, D. J. (2010). Exercise intensity-dependent regulation of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ coactivator-1α mRNA abundance is associated with differential activation of upstream signalling kinases in human skeletal muscle. Journal of Physiology, 588(10), 1779-1790

Egan, B., O’Connor, P. L., Zierath, J. R., & O’Gorman, D. J. (2013). Time course analysis reveals gene-specific transcript and protein kinetics of adaptation to short-term aerobic exercise training in human skeletal muscle. PLoS ONE, 8(9)

Egan, B., & Zierath, J. R. (2013). Exercise metabolism and the molecular regulation of skeletal muscle adaptation. Cell Metabolism, 17(2), 162-184

Russell, A. P., Lamon, S., Boon, H., Wada, S., Güller, I., Brown, E. L., . . . Akimoto, T. (2013). Regulation of miRNAs in human skeletal muscle following acute endurance exercise and short-term endurance training. Journal of Physiology, 591(18), 4637-4653

Szekeres, F., Chadt, A., Tom, R. Z., Deshmukh, A. S., Chibalin, A. V., Björnholm, M., . . . Zierath, J. R. (2012). The rab-GTPase-activating protein TBC1D1 regulates skeletal muscle glucose metabolism. American Journal of Physiology – Endocrinology and Metabolism, 303(4), E524-E533