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Kaifu Chen, PhD

Assistant Professor of Cardiovascular Sciences, Institute for Academic Medicine
Assistant Member, Research Institute
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College


kchen2@houstonmethodist.org
Publications

Lmo2 (LIM-Domain-Only 2) Modulates Sphk1 (Sphingosine Kinase) and Promotes Endothelial Cell Migration
Matrone, G , Meng, S, Gu, Q, Lv, J, Fang, L, Chen, K & Cooke, JP 2017, Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology. DOI:

Developing Spindlin1 small-molecule inhibitors by using protein microarrays
Bae, N, Viviano, M, Su, X, Lv, J, Cheng, D, Sagum, C, Castellano, S, Bai, X, Johnson, C, Khalil, MI, Shen, J, Chen, K, Li, H, Sbardella, G & Bedford, MT 2017, Nature Chemical Biology, vol 13, no. 7, pp. 750-756. DOI:

LIM domain only 2 regulates endothelial proliferation, angiogenesis, and tissue regeneration
Meng, S, Matrone, G, Lv, J, Chen, K, Wong, JWT & Cooke, JP 2016, Journal of the American Heart Association, vol 5, no. 10, e004117. DOI:

Broad H3K4me3 as A Novel Epigenetic Signature for Normal Development and Disease
Lv, J & Chen, K 2016, Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics, vol 14, no. 5, pp. 262-264. DOI:

A feedback loop comprising PRMT7 and miR-24-2 interplays with Oct4, Nanog, Klf4 and c-Myc to regulate stemness
Lee, SH, Chen, TY, Dhar, SS, Gu, B, Chen, K, Kim, YZ, Li, W & Lee, MG 2016, Nucleic acids research, vol 44, no. 22, pp. 10603-10618. DOI:

An essential role for UTX in resolution and activation of bivalent promoters
Dhar, SS, Lee, SH, Chen, K, Zhu, G, Oh, WK, Allton, K, Gafni, O, Kim, YZ, Tomoiga, AS, Barton, MC, Hanna, JH, Wang, Z, Li, W & Lee, MG 2016, Nucleic Acids Research, vol 44, no. 8, pp. 3659-3674. DOI:

The overlooked fact: Fundamental need for spike-in control for virtually all genome-wide analyses
Chen, K, Hu, Z, Xi, Z, Zhao, D, Li, W & Tyler, JK 2016, Molecular and Cellular Biology, vol 36, no. 5, pp. 662-667. DOI:

ZMYND8 Reads the Dual Histone Mark H3K4me1-H3K14ac to Antagonize the Expression of Metastasis-Linked Genes
Li, N, Li, Y, Lv, J, Zheng, X, Wen, H, Shen, H, Zhu, G, Chen, TY, Dhar, SS, Kan, PY, Wang, Z, Shiekhattar, R, Shi, X, Lan, F, Chen, K, Li, W, Li, H & Lee, GM 2016, Molecular Cell. DOI:

Broad H3K4me3 is associated with increased transcription elongation and enhancer activity at tumor-suppressor genes
Chen, K, Chen, Z, Wu, D, Zhang, L, Lin, X, Su, J, Rodriguez, B, Xi, Y, Xia, Z, Chen, X, Shi, X, Wang, Q & Li, W 2015, Nature Genetics, vol 47, no. 10, pp. 1149-1157. DOI:

Correction: MeCP2 binds to non-CG methylated DNA as neurons mature, influencing transcription and the timing of onset for Rett syndrome (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (2015) 112, 17 (5509-5514) DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1505909112)
Chen, L, Chen, K, Lavery, LA, Baker, SA, Shaw, CA, Li, W & Zoghbi, HY 2015, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol 112, no. 22, pp. E2982. DOI:

MeCP2 binds to non-CG methylated DNA as neurons mature, influencing transcription and the timing of onset for Rett syndrome
Chen, L, Chen, K, Lavery, LA, Baker, SA, Shaw, CA, Li, W & Zoghbi, HY 2015, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol 112, no. 17, pp. 5509-5514. DOI:

MACE: model based analysis of ChIP-exo
Wang, L, Chen, J, Wang, C, Uusküla-Reimand, L, Chen, K, Medina-Rivera, A, Young, EJ, Zimmermann, MT, Yan, H, Sun, Z, Zhang, Y, Wu, ST, Huang, H, Wilson, MD, Kocher, JPA & Li, W 2014, Nucleic acids research, vol 42, no. 20, pp. e156. DOI:

A matter of access: Nucleosome disassembly from gene promoters is the central goal of transcriptional activators
Hu, Z, Chen, K, Li, W & Tyler, JK 2014, Transcription, vol 5, no. JUN, e29355. DOI:

Nucleosome loss leads to global transcriptional up-regulation and genomic instability during yeast aging
Hu, Z, Chen, K, Xia, Z, Chavez, M, Pal, S, Seol, JH, Chen, CC, Li, W & Tyler, JK 2014, Genes and Development, vol 28, no. 4, pp. 396-408. DOI:

Transcriptional and genomic mayhem due to aging-induced nucleosome loss in budding yeast.
Chen, K 2014, Microbial Cell Factories.

Stabilization of the promoter nucleosomes in nucleosome-free regions by the yeast Cyc8-Tup1 corepressor
Chen, K, Wilson, MA, Hirsch, C, Watson, A, Liang, S, Lu, Y, Li, W & Dent, SYR 2013, Genome Research, vol 23, no. 2, pp. 312-322. DOI:

DANPOS: Dynamic analysis of nucleosome position and occupancy by sequencing
Chen, K, Xi, Y, Pan, X, Li, Z, Kaestner, K, Tyler, J, Dent, S, He, X & Li, W 2013, Genome Research, vol 23, no. 2, pp. 341-351. DOI:

Genome sequence of the date palm Phoenix dactylifera L
Al-Mssallem, IS, Hu, S, Zhang, X, Lin, Q, Liu, W, Tan, J, Yu, X, Liu, J, Pan, L, Zhang, T, Yin, Y, Xin, C, Wu, H, Zhang, G, Ba Abdullah, MM, Huang, D, Fang, Y, Alnakhli, YO, Jia, S, Yin, A, Alhuzimi, EM, Alsaihati, BA, Al-Owayyed, SA, Zhao, D, Zhang, S, Al-Otaibi, NA, Sun, G, Majrashi, MA, Li, F, Wang, J, Yun, Q, Alnassar, NA, Wang, L, Yang, M, Al-Jelaify, RF, Liu, K, Gao, S, Chen, K, Alkhaldi, SR, Liu, G, Zhang, M, Guo, H & Yu, J 2013, Nature Communications, vol 4, 2274. DOI:

A Functional Variomics Tool for Discovering Drug-Resistance Genes and Drug Targets
Huang, Z, Chen, K, Zhang, J, Li, Y, Wang, H, Cui, D, Tang, J, Liu, Y, Shi, X, Li, W, Liu, D, Chen, R, Sucgang, RS & Pan, X 2013, Cell Reports, vol 3, no. 2, pp. 577-585. DOI:

Foxa2 and H2A.Z mediate nucleosome depletion during embryonic stem cell differentiation
Li, Z, Gadue, P, Chen, K, Jiao, Y, Tuteja, G, Schug, J, Li, W & Kaestner, KH 2012, Cell, vol 151, no. 7, pp. 1608-1616. DOI: