Natalia Ignatenko, PhD

Associate Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine (Research Scholar Track) (Career Track)
Research Interests: 

 Kallikrein-related peptidases, role of polyamines in GI inflammation and malignancy. Discovery and validation of therapeutic targets of mutant APC tumor suppressor gene and K-RAS oncogene in colorectal cancer.

Molecular Medicine Grad Program: 



Pandey, R., M. Zhou, Y. Chen, D. Darmoul, C. C. Kisiel, V. N. Nfonsam, and N. A. Ignatenko, "Molecular Pathways Associated with Kallikrein 6 Overexpression in Colorectal Cancer.", Genes (Basel), vol. 12, issue 5, 2021 05 16. PMCID: PMC8157155  PMID: 34065672


De Vita, E., N. Smits, H. van den Hurk, E. M. Beck, J. Hewitt, G. Baillie, E. Russell, A. Pannifer, V. Hamon, A. Morrison, et al., "Synthesis and Structure-Activity Relationships of N-(4-Benzamidino)-Oxazolidinones: Potent and Selective Inhibitors of Kallikrein-Related Peptidase 6.", ChemMedChem, vol. 15, issue 1, pp. 79-95, 2020 01 07. PMCID: PMC7004151  PMID: 31675166


Chen, H., E. Sells, R. Pandey, E. R. Abril, C-H. Hsu, R. S. Krouse, R. B. Nagle, G. Pampalakis, G. Sotiropoulou, and N. A. Ignatenko, "Kallikrein 6 protease advances colon tumorigenesis induction of the high mobility group A2 protein.", Oncotarget, vol. 10, issue 58, pp. 6062-6078, 2019 10 22. PMCID: PMC6817440  PMID: 31692974


Sinharay, S., E. A. Randtke, C. M. Howison, N. A. Ignatenko, and M. D. Pagel, "Detection of Enzyme Activity and Inhibition during Studies in Solution, In Vitro and In Vivo with CatalyCEST MRI.", Mol Imaging Biol, vol. 20, issue 2, pp. 240-248, 2018 04. PMCID: PMC6010181  PMID: 28726131
Rice, P. F. S., K. G. Ehrichs, M. S. Jones, H. Chen, C-H. Hsu, E. R. Abril, R. B. Nagle, D. G. Besselsen, J. K. Barton, and N. A. Ignatenko, "Does Mutated Oncogene Attenuate the Effect of Sulindac in Colon Cancer Chemoprevention?", Cancer Prev Res (Phila), vol. 11, issue 1, pp. 16-26, 2018 01. PMCID: PMC7733710  PMID: 29118162


Sells, E., R. Pandey, H. Chen, B. A. Skovan, H. Cui, and N. A. Ignatenko, "Specific microRNA-mRNA Regulatory Network of Colon Cancer Invasion Mediated by Tissue Kallikrein-Related Peptidase 6.", Neoplasia, vol. 19, issue 5, pp. 396-411, 2017 May. PMCID: PMC5397577  PMID: 28431272


Yee, N. S., N. Ignatenko, N. Finnberg, N. Lee, and D. Stairs, "Animal Models of Cancer Biology", Cancer Growth Metastasis, vol. 8, issue Suppl 1, pp. 115-8, 2015. PMCID: PMC4676433  PMID: 26688665
LeGendre-McGhee, S., P. S. Rice, A. R Wall, K. J. Sprute, R. Bommireddy, A. M. Luttman, R. B. Nagle, E. R. Abril, K. Farrell, C-H. Hsu, et al., "Time-serial Assessment of Drug Combination Interventions in a Mouse Model of Colorectal Carcinogenesis Using Optical Coherence Tomography.", Cancer Growth Metastasis, vol. 8, issue Suppl 1, pp. 63-80, 2015. PMCID: PMC4562605  PMID: 26396545
Padavano, J., R. S. Henkhaus, H. Chen, B. A. Skovan, H. Cui, and N. A. Ignatenko, "Mutant K-RAS Promotes Invasion and Metastasis in Pancreatic Cancer Through GTPase Signaling Pathways.", Cancer Growth Metastasis, vol. 8, issue Suppl 1, pp. 95-113, 2015. PMCID: PMC4612127  PMID: 26512205


Roy, U. K. Basu, R. S. Henkhaus, F. Loupakis, C. Cremolini, E. W. Gerner, and N. A. Ignatenko, "Caveolin-1 is a novel regulator of K-RAS-dependent migration in colon carcinogenesis.", Int J Cancer, vol. 133, issue 1, pp. 43-57, 2013 Jul. PMCID: PMC3633716  PMID: 23280667
Ignatenko, N. A., and E. W. Gerner, "Get the fat out!", Cancer Prev Res (Phila), vol. 6, issue 3, pp. 161-4, 2013 Mar. PMCID: PMC3595132  PMID: 23466814


Paz, E. A., J. Garcia-Huidobro, and N. A. Ignatenko, "Polyamines in cancer.", Adv Clin Chem, vol. 54, pp. 45-70, 2011. PMID: 21874756