Rutao Cui, MD, PhD

Professor, Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics

Rutao Cui
(617) 414-1370
72 E. Concord St Housman (R)

Other Positions

  • Professor, Dermatology, Boston University School of Medicine


  • Shandong Medical University, MD
  • Shanghai Medical University, PhD


  • Published on 9/6/2017

    Chen S, Zhu B, Yin C, Liu W, Han C, Chen B, Liu T, Li X, Chen X, Li C, Hu L, Zhou J, Xu ZX, Gao X, Wu X, Goding CR, Cui R. Palmitoylation-dependent activation of MC1R prevents melanomagenesis. Nature. 2017 Sep 21; 549(7672):399-403. PMID: 28869973.

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  • Published on 2/7/2017

    Wan L, Chen M, Cao J, Dai X, Yin Q, Zhang J, Song SJ, Lu Y, Liu J, Inuzuka H, Katon JM, Berry K, Fung J, Ng C, Liu P, Song MS, Xue L, Bronson RT, Kirschner MW, Cui R, Pandolfi PP, Wei W. The APC/C E3 Ligase Complex Activator FZR1 Restricts BRAF Oncogenic Function. Cancer Discov. 2017 Apr; 7(4):424-441. PMID: 28174173.

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  • Published on 8/1/2016

    Zeng Q, Zhao RX, Chen J, Li Y, Li XD, Liu XL, Zhang WM, Quan CS, Wang YS, Zhai YX, Wang JW, Youssef M, Cui R, Liang J, Genovese N, Chow LT, Li YL, Xu ZX. O-linked GlcNAcylation elevated by HPV E6 mediates viral oncogenesis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 08 16; 113(33):9333-8. PMID: 27482104.

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  • Published on 7/12/2016

    Robles-Espinoza CD, Roberts ND, Chen S, Leacy FP, Alexandrov LB, Pornputtapong N, Halaban R, Krauthammer M, Cui R, Timothy Bishop D, Adams DJ. Germline MC1R status influences somatic mutation burden in melanoma. Nat Commun. 2016 Jul 12; 7:12064. PMID: 27403562.

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  • Published on 5/1/2016

    Li X, Miao X, Wang H, Wang Y, Li F, Yang Q, Cui R, Li B. Association of Serum Uric Acid Levels in Psoriasis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 May; 95(19):e3676. PMID: 27175702.

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  • Published on 9/1/2015

    Cao J, Dai X, Wan L, Wang H, Zhang J, Goff PS, Sviderskaya EV, Xuan Z, Xu Z, Xu X, Hinds P, Flaherty KT, Faller DV, Goding CR, Wang Y, Wei W, Cui R. The E3 ligase APC/C(Cdh1) promotes ubiquitylation-mediated proteolysis of PAX3 to suppress melanocyte proliferation and melanoma growth. Sci Signal. 2015 Sep 1; 8(392):ra87. PMID: 26329581.

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  • Published on 6/20/2015

    Luo C, Pietruska JR, Sheng J, Bronson RT, Hu MG, Cui R, Hinds PW. Expression of oncogenic BRAFV600E in melanocytes induces Schwannian differentiation in vivo. Pigment Cell Melanoma Res. 2015 Sep; 28(5):603-6. PMID: 26036358.

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  • Published on 12/22/2014

    Chen Z, Meng Z, Jia L, Cui R. The tumor microenvironment and cancer. Biomed Res Int. 2014; 2014:573947. PMID: 25587537.

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  • Published on 12/16/2014

    Yang R, Zheng Y, Li L, Liu S, Burrows M, Wei Z, Nace A, Herlyn M, Cui R, Guo W, Cotsarelis G, Xu X. Direct conversion of mouse and human fibroblasts to functional melanocytes by defined factors. Nat Commun. 2014; 5:5807. PMID: 25510211.

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  • Published on 11/4/2014

    Li J, Ballim D, Rodriguez M, Cui R, Goding CR, Teng H, Prince S. The anti-proliferative function of the TGF-ß1 signaling pathway involves the repression of the oncogenic TBX2 by its homologue TBX3. J Biol Chem. 2014 Dec 19; 289(51):35633-43. PMID: 25371204.

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