Research Interest Statement:
My research is investigating the pathophysiology of multiple myeloma (MM), a B cell cancer characterized by proliferation of malignant plasma cells in the bone marrow, presence of monoclonal serum immunoglobulin, and osteolytic lesions. MM studies demonstrate that MM causes severe lytic bone lesions by enhancing osteoclast activity/suppressing osteoblast activity. We are studying the factors of bone metabolism that may influence MM growth. We are also interested in the early detection of MM induced bone disease (MMBD). The current methods focused on either MM cell activity or structural damage of bone. Our recent clinical observation demonstrated that a significant portion (43%) of MMBD patients heal the large bone lesions after therapy while the rest do not. It leads us to hypothesize that MMBD may be cured by the treatment when they are on the right stage, thus MMBD may need to define stages based on the status of osteolysis process. We employed a newly developed collagen hybridizing peptide (CHP) to detect collagen degradation that is an early stage on the process and demonstrated that in situ imaging with CHP detects MMBD and highly correlated with MM cell numbers. Currently, we are defining the MMBD stages that CHP detects during MM development. Additionally, we have been developing various Patient-Derived Xenograft (PDX) mouse models from MM, Lymphoma, and non-small cell lung cancer. We have developed a unique humanized mouse strain that is susceptible to human tumor cells/tissue. We have been successfully developing various PDX models.
“Study of Sigma Anti-Bonding Calcium (SAC) Role(s) in Multiple Myeloma and Erythropoietin-Induced Osteoporosis”
05/21/20 – 05/20/22
NIH – 1R21OD026618
“In Situ Imaging of Collagen Degradation Activity in Multiple Myeloma and Fibrosis Murine Models - Resubmission”
08/15/19 – 07/31/21
Hildebrandt GC, Berno T, Gurule A, [et al., including Yoon D]. Effect of low-dose bortezomib on bone formation in smouldering multiple myeloma. British journal of haematology. 2019 184(2):308-310. PMID: 29574687.
Bennink LL, Li Y, Kim B, [et al., including Yoon D]. Visualizing collagen proteolysis by peptide hybridization: From 3D cell culture to in vivo imaging. Biomaterials. 2018 183:67-76. PMID: 30149231.
Zangari M, Yoo H, Shin IJ, [et al., including Yoon D]. Surgical thyroparathyroidectomy prevents progression of 5TGM1 murine multiple myeloma in vivo. Journal of bone oncology. 2018 12:19-22. PMID: 29556454. PMCID: PMC5854927.
Zangari M, Yoo H, Shin I, [et al., including Yoon D]. Thymic PTH Increases After Thyroparathyroidectomy in C57BL/KaLwRij Mice. Endocrinology. 2018 159(4):1561-1569. PMID: 29381784. PMCID: PMC5839736.
Johann DJ Jr, Steliga M, Shin IJ, [et al., including Yoon D]. Liquid biopsy and its role in an advanced clinical trial for lung cancer. Experimental biology and medicine (Maywood, N.J.). 2018 243(3):262-271. PMID: 29405770. PMCID: PMC5813874.
Mohan M, Samant RS, Yoon D, [et al.]. Extensive Remineralization of Large Pelvic Lytic Lesions Following Total Therapy Treatment in Patients With Multiple Myeloma. Journal of bone and mineral research : the official journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research. 2017 32(6):1261-1266. PMID: 28240368. PMCID: PMC5466479.
Song J, Yoon D, Christensen RD, [et al.]. HIF-mediated increased ROS from reduced mitophagy and decreased catalase causes neocytolysis. Journal of molecular medicine (Berlin, Germany). 2015 93(8):857-66. PMID: 26017143.
Zangari M, Berno T, Yang Y, [et al., including Yoon D]. Parathyroid hormone receptor mediates the anti-myeloma effect of proteasome inhibitors. Bone. 2014 61:39-43. PMID: 24389365. PMCID: PMC3967551.
McClain DA, Abuelgasim KA, Nouraie M, [et al., including Yoon D]. Decreased serum glucose and glycosylated hemoglobin levels in patients with Chuvash polycythemia: a role for HIF in glucose metabolism. Journal of molecular medicine (Berlin, Germany). 2013 91(1):59-67. PMID: 23015148. PMCID: PMC3537876.
Yoon D, Ponka P, Prchal JT. Hypoxia. 5. Hypoxia and hematopoiesis. American journal of physiology. Cell physiology. 2011 300(6):C1215-22. PMID: 21368293.
Swierczek SI, Yoon D, Bellanné-Chantelot C, [et al.]. Extent of hematopoietic involvement by TET2 mutations in JAK2V?¹?F polycythemia vera. Haematologica. 2011 96(5):775-8. PMID: 21273266. PMCID: PMC3084927.
Yoon D, Okhotin DV, Kim B, [et al.]. Increased size of solid organs in patients with Chuvash polycythemia and in mice with altered expression of HIF-1alpha and HIF-2alpha. Journal of molecular medicine (Berlin, Germany). 2010 88(5):523-30. PMID: 20140661. PMCID: PMC2866078.
Kim Y, Song J, Mays CE, [et al., including Yoon D]. Changes in gene expression of kringle domain-containing proteins in murine brains and neuroblastoma cells infected by prions. Molecular and cellular biochemistry. 2009 328(1-2):177-82. PMID: 19322640.
Yoon D, Kim B, Prchal JT. Cre recombinase expression controlled by the hematopoietic regulatory domain of Gata-1 is erythroid-specific. Blood cells, molecules & diseases. 2008 40(3):381-7. PMID: 18077194.
De Domenico I, Vaughn MB, Yoon D, [et al.]. Zebrafish as a model for defining the functional impact of mammalian ferroportin mutations. Blood. 2007 110(10):3780-3. PMID: 17726163. PMCID: PMC2077323.
Bruchova H, Yoon D, Agarwal AM, [et al.]. Regulated expression of microRNAs in normal and polycythemia vera erythropoiesis. Experimental hematology. 2007 35(11):1657-67. PMID: 17976518. PMCID: PMC2699372.
Yoon D, Pastore YD, Divoky V, [et al.]. Hypoxia-inducible factor-1 deficiency results in dysregulated erythropoiesis signaling and iron homeostasis in mouse development. The Journal of biological chemistry. 2006 281(35):25703-11. PMID: 16787915.