Junko Nishitani, PhD
Title Assistant Professor
Institution Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
Department Surgery
School College of Medicine
Address 1731 E. 120th Street

Telephone (323) 563-4966
Education & Training
NIH Awarded Grants
Project TitleProject NumberFY
1. Hammatt ZH, Nishitani J, Heslin KC, Perry MT, Szetela C, Jones L, Williams P, Antoine-LaVigne D, Forge NG, Norris KC. Partnering to harmonize IRBs for community-engaged research to reduce health disparities. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2011; 22(4 Suppl):8-15.
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2. Tang X, Zhang Q, Nishitani J, Brown J, Shi S, Le AD. Overexpression of human papillomavirus type 16 oncoproteins enhances hypoxia-inducible factor 1 alpha protein accumulation and vascular endothelial growth factor expression in human cervical carcinoma cells. Clin Cancer Res. 2007 May 01; 13(9):2568-76.
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3. Yuan H, Fu F, Zhuo J, Wang W, Nishitani J, An DS, Chen IS, Liu X. Human papillomavirus type 16 E6 and E7 oncoproteins upregulate c-IAP2 gene expression and confer resistance to apoptosis. Oncogene. 2005 Jul 28; 24(32):5069-78.
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4. Chen H, Zha J, Gowans RE, Camargo P, Nishitani J, McQuirter JL, Cole SW, Zack JA, Liu X. Alcohol enhances HIV type 1 infection in normal human oral keratinocytes by up-regulating cell-surface CXCR4 coreceptor. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2004 May; 20(5):513-9.
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5. Liu X, Zha J, Chen H, Nishitani J, Camargo P, Cole SW, Zack JA. Human immunodeficiency virus type 1 infection and replication in normal human oral keratinocytes. J Virol. 2003 Mar; 77(6):3470-6.
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6. Brown JJ, Xu H, Nishitani J, Mohammed H, Osborne R, Teklehaimanot S, Gill G, Liu X. Potential biomarkers for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. Laryngoscope. 2003 Mar; 113(3):393-400.
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7. Liu X, Zha J, Nishitani J, Chen H, Zack JA. HIV-1 infection in peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBLs) exposed to alcohol. Virology. 2003 Mar 01; 307(1):37-44.
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8. Ray SK, Nishitani J, Petry MW, Fessing MY, Leiter AB. Novel transcriptional potentiation of BETA2/NeuroD on the secretin gene promoter by the DNA-binding protein Finb/RREB-1. Mol Cell Biol. 2003 Jan; 23(1):259-71.
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9. Nishitani J, Chen Z, Qin M, Liu F, Chen H, Nelson SF, Liu X. Identification of genes required for immortalization in human papillomavirus-infected human oral keratinocytes. Cell Mol Biol (Noisy-le-grand). 2002; 48 Online Pub:OL331-41.
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Funding Opportunities

Click terms below for current NIH/NSF funding opportunities.
  • Keratinocytes

  • Papillomaviridae

  • Tumor Virus Infections

  • Cell Transformation, Neoplastic

  • Papillomavirus Infections

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