Jordan L. Meier, Ph.D.
Chemical Biology Laboratory
Building 538, Room 245 Frederick, MD 21702-1201
Metabolic Regulation of Epigenetic Signaling
Recent studies have shown that many enzymes active in epigenetic mechanisms of genomic regulation are sensitive to the metabolic state of the cell. A major aim of the lab is to understand the mechanisms by which metabolic perturbations influence genomic signaling mediated by chromatin modifying enzymes. Long term goals of this work include: 1) the discovery of biological mechanisms underlying oncometabolite-driven cancers, 2) the development of new diagnostics for cancers driven by metabolic mutations, and 3) the identification of small molecules which inhibit epigenetic modifications through metabolic disruption.
New Acetylation-Based Signaling Mechanisms
Acetyl-CoA links metabolism and signaling by mediating protein and nucleic acid modifications known as acetylations, whose modulation is an emerging paradigm in cancer treatment. A major focus of the laboratory is applying chemical approaches to discover and characterize new enzymatic and non-enzymatic acetylation mechanisms involved in fundamental biology and disease. By expanding the pharmacological map of acetylation-based signaling mechanisms in cancer, these studies aim to uncover new avenues for therapeutic development.
Montgomery DC, Sorum AW, Meier JL. Chemoproteomic profiling of lysine acetyltransferases highlights an expanded landscape of catalytic acetylation. J Am Chem Soc. 2014;136(24):8669-76.
Kang JS, Meier JL, Dervan PB. Design of sequence-specific DNA binding molecules for DNA methyltransferase inhibition. J Am Chem Soc. 2014;136(9):3687-94.
Meier JL. Metabolic mechanisms of epigenetic regulation. ACS Chem Biol. 2013;8(12):2607-21.
Meier JL, Yu AS, Korf I, Segal DJ, Dervan PB. Guiding the design of synthetic DNA-binding molecules with massively parallel sequencing. J Am Chem Soc. 2012;134(42):17814-22.
Meier JL, Mercer AC, Rivera H Jr, Burkart MD. Synthesis and evaluation of bioorthogonal pantetheine analogues for in vivo protein modification. J Am Chem Soc. 2006;128(37):12174-84.
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