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Yan  Hong

Yan Hong


B.S. in Environmental Engineering, Sichuan University, China, 1996

Current position

Senior Research Associate, Division of Cancer and Developmental Biology, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas


  1. Elsarraj, H. S., Hong, Y., Valdez, K. E., Michaels, W., Hook, M., Smith, W. P., Chien, J., Herschkowitz, J. I., Troester, M. A., Beck, M., Inciardi, M., Gatewood, J., May, L., Cusick, T., McGinness, M., Ricci, L., Fan, F., Tawfik, O., Marks, J. R., Knapp, J. R., Yeh, H. W., Thomas, P., Carrasco, D. R., Fields, T. A., Godwin, A. K. and Behbod, F. (2015). Expression profiling of in vivo ductal carcinoma in situ progression models identified B cell lymphoma-9 as a molecular driver of breast cancer invasion. Breast Cancer Res 17: 128.
  2. Osuala, K. O., Sameni, M., Shah, S., Aggarwal, N., Simonait, M. L., Franco, O. E., Hong, Y., Hayward, S. W., Behbod, F., Mattingly, R. R. and Sloane, B. F. (2015). Il-6 signaling between ductal carcinoma in situ cells and carcinoma-associated fibroblasts mediates tumor cell growth and migration. BMC Cancer 15: 584.
  3. Elsarraj, H. S., Hong, Y., Valdez, K., Carletti, M., Salah, S. M., Raimo, M., Taverna, D., Prochasson, P., Bharadwaj, U., Tweardy, D. J., Christenson, L. K. and Behbod, F. (2013). A novel role of microRNA146b in promoting mammary alveolar progenitor cell maintenance. J Cell Sci 126(Pt 11): 2446-2458.
  4. Li, H., Duhachek-Muggy, S., Qi, Y., Hong, Y., Behbod, F. and Zolkiewska, A. (2012). An essential role of metalloprotease-disintegrin ADAM12 in triple-negative breast cancer. Breast Cancer Res Treat 135(3): 759-769.
  5. Jiang, S., Katayama, H., Wang, J., Li, S. A., Hong, Y., Radvanyi, L., Li, J. J. and Sen, S. (2010). Estrogen-induced aurora kinase-A (AURKA) gene expression is activated by GATA-3 in estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer cells. Horm Cancer 1(1): 11-20.
  6. Weroha, S. J., Lingle, W. L., Hong, Y., Li, S. A. and Li, J. J. (2010). Specific overexpression of cyclin E.CDK2 in early preinvasive and primary breast tumors in female ACI rats induced by estrogen. Horm Cancer 1(1): 34-43.
  7. Sun, A., Tang, J., Hong, Y., Song, J., Terranova, P. F., Thrasher, J. B., Svojanovsky, S., Wang, H. G. and Li, B. (2008). Androgen receptor-dependent regulation of Bcl-xL expression: Implication in prostate cancer progression. Prostate 68(4): 453-461.
  8. Li, B., Sun, A., Youn, H., Hong, Y., Terranova, P. F., Thrasher, J. B., Xu, P. and Spencer, D. (2007). Conditional Akt activation promotes androgen-independent progression of prostate cancer. Carcinogenesis 28(3): 572-583.
Protocols by Yan Hong
  1. Mouse Mammary Intraductal (MIND) Method for Transplantation of Patient Derived Primary DCIS Cells and Cell Lines
  2. Whole Mammary Gland Transplantation in Mice Protocol
  3. Pituitary Isograft Transplantation in Mice