Natalia Ignatenko, PhD

Professor, Emerita
Research Interests: 

 Kallikrein-related peptidases, role of polyamines in GI inflammation and malignancy

Molecular Medicine Grad Program: 



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


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