Kalin Research Lab

The primary focus of Dr. Kalin’s research is to understand the molecular signaling pathways and transcriptional regulation that control development of pulmonary fibrosis, chronic lung inflammation and lung carcinogenesis. Kalin’s laboratory is specifically interested in identifying critical regulatory interactions responsible for the cross-talk between alveolar type II epithelial cells and stromal cells during lung fibrosis and lung carcinogenesis with the long term goal to develop new therapies to treat chronic lung diseases.

Publications

Goda, C; Balli, D; Black, M; Milewski, D; Le, T; Ustiyan, V; Ren, X; Kalinichenko, VV; Kalin, TV. Loss of FOXM1 in macrophages promotes pulmonary fibrosis by activating p38 MAPK signaling pathway. PLoS Genetics. 2020; 16.

Shukla, S; Milewski, D; Pradhan, A; Rama, N; Rice, K; Le, T; Flick, MJ; Vaz, S; Zhao, X; Setchell, KD; et al. The FOXM1 Inhibitor RCM-1 Decreases Carcinogenesis and Nuclear β-Catenin. Molecular Cancer Therapeutics. 2019; 18:1217-1229.

Black, M; Milewski, D; Le, T; Ren, X; Xu, Y; Kalinichenko, VV; Kalin, TV. FOXF1 Inhibits Pulmonary Fibrosis by Preventing CDH2-CDH11 Cadherin Switch in Myofibroblasts. Cell Reports. 2018; 23:442-458.

Milewski, D; Balli, D; Ustiyan, V; Le, T; Dienemann, H; Warth, A; Breuhahn, K; Whitsett, JA; Kalinichenko, VV; Kalin, TV. FOXM1 activates AGR2 and causes progression of lung adenomas into invasive mucinous adenocarcinomas. PLoS Genetics. 2017; 13.

Milewski, D; Pradhan, A; Wang, X; Cai, Y; Le, T; Turpin, B; Kalinichenko, VV; Kalin, TV. FoxF1 and FoxF2 transcription factors synergistically promote rhabdomyosarcoma carcinogenesis by repressing transcription of p21Cip1 CDK inhibitor. Oncogene. 2017; 36:850-862.

Cheng, X; Black, M; Ustiyan, V; Le, T; Fulford, L; Sridharan, A; Medvedovic, M; Kalinichenko, VV; Whitsett, JA; Kalin, TV. SPDEF inhibits prostate carcinogenesis by disrupting a positive feedback loop in regulation of the Foxm1 oncogene. PLoS Genetics. 2014; 10.

Cai, Y; Balli, D; Ustiyan, V; Fulford, L; Hiller, A; Misetic, V; Zhang, Y; Paluch, AM; Waltz, SE; Kasper, S; et al. Foxm1 expression in prostate epithelial cells is essential for prostate carcinogenesis. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 2013; 288:22527-22541.

Balli, D; Ustiyan, V; Zhang, Y; Wang, I; Masino, AJ; Ren, X; Whitsett, JA; Kalinichenko, VV; Kalin, TV. Foxm1 transcription factor is required for lung fibrosis and epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition. EMBO Journal. 2013; 32:231-244.

Balli, D; Ren, X; Chou, F; Cross, E; Zhang, Y; Kalinichenko, VV; Kalin, TV. Foxm1 transcription factor is required for macrophage migration during lung inflammation and tumor formation. Oncogene. 2012; 31:3875-3888.

Balli, D; Zhang, Y; Snyder, J; Kalinichenko, VV; Kalin, TV. Endothelial cell-specific deletion of transcription factor FoxM1 increases urethane-induced lung carcinogenesis. Cancer Research. 2011; 71:40-50.

Wen, B; Wang, G; Li, E; Kolesnichenko, OA; Tu, Z; Divanovic, S; Kalin, TV; Kalinichenko, VV. In vivo generation of bone marrow from embryonic stem cells in interspecies chimeras. eLife. 2022; 11.

Ribeiro, R; Macedo, JC; Costa, M; Ustiyan, V; Shindyapina, AV; Tyshkovskiy, A; Gomes, RN; Castro, JP; Kalin, TV; Vasques-Nóvoa, F; et al. In vivo cyclic induction of the FOXM1 transcription factor delays natural and progeroid aging phenotypes and extends healthspan. 2022; 2:397-411.

Sun, X; Perl, AK; Li, R; Bell, SM; Sajti, E; Kalinichenko, VV; Kalin, TV; Misra, RS; Deshmukh, H; Clair, G; et al. A census of the lung: CellCards from LungMAP. Developmental Cell. 2022; 57:112-145.e2.

Kalinichenko, VV; Bolte, CS; Kalin, TV. Transcription Factors: Forkhead Box (FOX) ☆. Encyclopedia of Respiratory Medicine. 2022.

Kolesnichenko, OA; Whitsett, JA; Kalin, TV; Kalinichenko, VV. Therapeutic Potential of Endothelial Progenitor Cells in Pulmonary Diseases. American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology. 2021; 65:473-488.

Deng, Z; Lin, J; Bud’ko, SL; Webster, B; Kalin, TV; Kalinichenko, VV; Shi, D. Dual Targeting with Cell Surface Electrical Charge and Folic Acid via Superparamagnetic Fe3O4@Cu2-xS for Photothermal Cancer Cell Killing. Cancers. 2021; 13.

Sun, F; Wang, G; Pradhan, A; Xu, K; Gomez-Arroyo, J; Zhang, Y; Kalin, GT; Deng, Z; Vagnozzi, RJ; He, H; et al. Nanoparticle Delivery of STAT3 Alleviates Pulmonary Hypertension in a Mouse Model of Alveolar Capillary Dysplasia. Circulation. 2021; 144:539-555.

Wang, G; Wen, B; Ren, X; Li, E; Zhang, Y; Guo, M; Xu, Y; Whitsett, JA; Kalin, TV; Kalinichenko, VV. Generation of Pulmonary Endothelial Progenitor Cells for Cell-based Therapy Using Interspecies Mouse-Rat Chimeras. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2021; 204:326-338.

Li, E; Ustiyan, V; Wen, B; Kalin, GT; Whitsett, JA; Kalin, TV; Kalinichenko, VV. Blastocyst complementation reveals that NKX2-1 establishes the proximal-peripheral boundary of the airway epithelium. Developmental Dynamics. 2021; 250:1001-1020.

Wang, Y; Pandey, RN; Roychoudhury, K; Milewski, D; Kalin, TV; Szabo, S; Pressey, JG; Hegde, RS. Targeting EYA3 in Ewing Sarcoma Retards Tumor Growth and Angiogenesis. Molecular Cancer Therapeutics. 2021; 20:803-815.

Milewski, D; Shukla, S; Gryder, BE; Pradhan, A; Donovan, J; Sudha, P; Vallabh, S; Pyros, A; Xu, Y; Barski, A; et al. FOXF1 is required for the oncogenic properties of PAX3-FOXO1 in rhabdomyosarcoma. Oncogene. 2021; 40:2182-2199.

Wen, B; Li, E; Ustiyan, V; Wang, G; Guo, M; Na, CL; Kalin, GT; Galvan, V; Xu, Y; Weaver, TE; et al. In Vivo Generation of Lung and Thyroid Tissues from Embryonic Stem Cells Using Blastocyst Complementation. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2021; 203:471-483.

Pradhan, A; Kalin, TV; Kalinichenko, VV. Genome Editing for Rare Diseases. Current stem cell reports. 2020; 6:41-51.

Bolte, C; Ustiyan, V; Ren, X; Dunn, AW; Pradhan, A; Wang, G; Kolesnichenko, OA; Deng, Z; Zhang, Y; Shi, D; et al. Nanoparticle Delivery of Proangiogenic Transcription Factors into the Neonatal Circulation Inhibits Alveolar Simplification Caused by Hyperoxia. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2020; 202:100-111.

Black, M; Arumugam, P; Shukla, S; Pradhan, A; Ustiyan, V; Milewski, D; Kalinichenko, VV; Kalin, TV. FOXM1 nuclear transcription factor translocates into mitochondria and inhibits oxidative phosphorylation. Molecular Biology of the Cell. 2020; 31:1411-1424.

Goda, C; Balli, D; Black, M; Milewski, D; Le, T; Ustiyan, V; Ren, X; Kalinichenko, VV; Kalin, TV. Loss of FOXM1 in macrophages promotes pulmonary fibrosis by activating p38 MAPK signaling pathway. PLoS Genetics. 2020; 16.

Bolte, C; Kalin, TV; Kalinichenko, VV. Molecular, cellular, and bioengineering approaches to stimulate lung regeneration after injury. Seminars in Cell and Developmental Biology. 2020; 100:101-108.

Gasilina, A; Premnauth, G; Gurjar, P; Biesiada, J; Hegde, S; Milewski, D; Ma, G; Kalin, TV; Merino, E; Meller, J; et al. IODVA1, a guanidinobenzimidazole derivative, targets Rac activity and Ras-driven cancer models. PLoS ONE. 2020; 15.

Ren, X; Ustiyan, V; Guo, M; Wang, G; Bolte, C; Zhang, Y; Xu, Y; Whitsett, JA; Kalin, TV; Kalinichenko, VV. Postnatal Alveologenesis Depends on FOXF1 Signaling in c-KIT+ Endothelial Progenitor Cells. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2019; 200:1164-1176.

Pradhan, A; Dunn, A; Ustiyan, V; Bolte, C; Wang, G; Whitsett, JA; Zhang, Y; Porollo, A; Hu, Y; Xiao, R; et al. The S52F FOXF1 Mutation Inhibits STAT3 Signaling and Causes Alveolar Capillary Dysplasia. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2019; 200:1045-1056.

Ramkissoon, A; Chaney, KE; Milewski, D; Williams, KB; Williams, RL; Choi, K; Miller, A; Kalin, TV; Pressey, JG; Szabo, S; et al. Targeted Inhibition of the Dual Specificity Phosphatases DUSP1 and DUSP6 Suppress MPNST Growth via JNK. Clinical Cancer Research. 2019; 25:4117-4127.

Shukla, S; Milewski, D; Pradhan, A; Rama, N; Rice, K; Le, T; Flick, MJ; Vaz, S; Zhao, X; Setchell, KD; et al. The FOXM1 Inhibitor RCM-1 Decreases Carcinogenesis and Nuclear β-Catenin. Molecular Cancer Therapeutics. 2019; 18:1217-1229.

Flood, HM; Bolte, C; Dasgupta, N; Sharma, A; Zhang, Y; Gandhi, CR; Kalin, TV; Kalinichenko, VV. The Forkhead box F1 transcription factor inhibits collagen deposition and accumulation of myofibroblasts during liver fibrosis. Biology Open. 2019; 8.

Whitsett, JA; Kalin, TV; Xu, Y; Kalinichenko, VV. Building and Regenerating the Lung Cell by Cell. Physiological Reviews. 2019; 99:513-554.

Ustiyan, V; Bolte, C; Zhang, Y; Han, L; Xu, Y; Yutzey, KE; Zorn, AM; Kalin, TV; Shannon, JM; Kalinichenko, VV. FOXF1 transcription factor promotes lung morphogenesis by inducing cellular proliferation in fetal lung mesenchyme. Developmental Biology. 2018; 443:50-63.

Black, M; Milewski, D; Le, T; Ren, X; Xu, Y; Kalinichenko, VV; Kalin, TV. FOXF1 Inhibits Pulmonary Fibrosis by Preventing CDH2-CDH11 Cadherin Switch in Myofibroblasts. Cell Reports. 2018; 23:442-458.

Bolte, C; Whitsett, JA; Kalin, TV; Kalinichenko, VV. Transcription Factors Regulating Embryonic Development of Pulmonary Vasculature. . 2018.

Current Lab Funding

  • 1R01CA142724-01A1 (PI Kalin) NIH / NCI: Role of Foxm1 in Lung Cancer Microenvironment.
  • Department of Defense #PC080478 (PI Kalin): Transcriptional regulation of Prostate Cancer Initiation and Progression.
  • Concern Foundation (PI Kalin): Role of lung inflammation during lung carcinogenesis.

 

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A photo of Tanya Kalin.

Tanya Kalin, MD, PhD
Professor
UC Department of Pediatrics

Member, Pulmonary Biology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Mailing Address:
3333 Burnet Ave.
MLC 7009
Cincinnati, OH 45229

Phone: 513-803-1201
Email: tatiana.kalin@cchmc.org