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Publications (Pulled from Harvard Catalyst Profiles):

1. Ueno S, Lu J, He J, Li A, Zhang X, Ritz J, Silberstein LE, Chai L. Aberrant expression of SALL4 in acute B cell lymphoblastic leukemia: Mechanism, function, and implication for a potential novel therapeutic target. Exp Hematol. 2014 Apr; 42(4):307-316.e8.

2. Liang OD, Lu J, Nombela-Arrieta C, Zhong J, Zhao L, Pivarnik G, Mondal S, Chai L, Silberstein LE, Luo HR. Deficiency of lipid phosphatase SHIP enables long-term reconstitution of hematopoietic inductive bone marrow microenvironment. Dev Cell. 2013 May 28; 25(4):333-49.

3. Chai L, Romero D, Kayatekin C, Akabayov B, Vlamakis H, Losick R, Kolter R. Isolation, characterization, and aggregation of a structured bacterial matrix precursor. J Biol Chem. 2013 Jun 14; 288(24):17559-68.

4. Gao C, Dimitrov T, Yong KJ, Tatetsu H, Jeong HW, Luo HR, Bradner JE, Tenen DG, Chai L. Targeting transcription factor SALL4 in acute myeloid leukemia by interrupting its interaction with an epigenetic complex. Blood. 2013 Feb 21; 121(8):1413-21.

5. Rubinstein SM, Kolodkin-Gal I, McLoon A, Chai L, Kolter R, Losick R, Weitz DA. Osmotic pressure can regulate matrix gene expression in Bacillus subtilis. Mol Microbiol. 2012 Oct; 86(2):426-36.

6. Gao C, Kong NR, Li A, Tatetu H, Ueno S, Yang Y, He J, Yang J, Ma Y, Kao GS, Tenen DG, Chai L. SALL4 is a key transcription regulator in normal human hematopoiesis. Transfusion. 2013 May; 53(5):1037-49.

7. Kolodkin-Gal I, Cao S, Chai L, Böttcher T, Kolter R, Clardy J, Losick R. A self-produced trigger for biofilm disassembly that targets exopolysaccharide. Cell. 2012 Apr 27; 149(3):684-92.

8. Hobbs RM, Fagoonee S, Papa A, Webster K, Altruda F, Nishinakamura R, Chai L, Pandolfi PP. Functional antagonism between Sall4 and Plzf defines germline progenitors. Cell Stem Cell. 2012 Mar 2; 10(3):284-98.

9. Lu J, Sun Y, Nombela-Arrieta C, Du KP, Park SY, Chai L, Walkley C, Luo HR, Silberstein LE. Fak depletion in both hematopoietic and nonhematopoietic niche cells leads to hematopoietic stem cell expansion. Exp Hematol. 2012 Apr; 40(4):307-17.e3.

10. Chai L. The role of HSAL (SALL) genes in proliferation and differentiation in normal hematopoiesis and leukemogenesis. Transfusion. 2011 Nov; 51 Suppl 4:87S-93S.