We are interested in applying our methods on cancer data, such as genomic, proteomic data, to unravel the connections between cancer progression, anti-cancer therapeutic effects, and molecular alterations in cancer cells and tissues. Currently, our focus is to uncover protein- drug networks based on expression data, genetic signatures for the sensitivity of popular anti-cancer agents, and provide evidence for personalized medicine.
H. E. Sanchez-Ibarra, L. M. Reyes-Cortes, Xian-Li Jiang, C. M. Luna-Aguirre, D. Aguirre-Trevino, I. A. Morales-Alvarado, R. B. Leon-Cachon, F. Lavalle-Gonzalez, Faruck Morcos* and H. A. Barrera-Saldaña* Genotypic and Phenotypic Factors Influencing Drug Response in Mexican Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Frontiers in Pharmacology. 9:320, 2018.
Xianli Jiang, Emmanuel Martinez-Ledesma, Faruck Morcos. Revealing protein networks and gene-drug connectivity in cancer from direct information. Scientific Reports. 7:3739, 2017.
Fang Bai, Faruck Morcos, Ryan R. Cheng, Hualiang Jiang and José N. Onuchic.Elucidating the druggable interface of protein−protein interactions using fragment docking and coevolutionary analysis. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 113 (5) E8051–E8058. 2016
F.Bai*, Faruck Morcos*, Y.S. Sohn, M. Darash-Yahana, C.O. Rezende, C.H. Lipper, M.L. Paddock, L. Song, Y. Luo, S.H. Holt, S. Tamir, E.A. Theodorakis, P.A. Jennings, J.N. Onuchic, R. Mittler and R. Nechushtai. The Fe-S cluster-containing NEET proteins mitoNEET and NAF-1 as chemotherapeutic targets in breast cancer. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 112(12) 3698-3703, 2015.
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S. Tamir, M.L. Paddock, M. Darash-Yahana-Baram, S.H. Holt, Y.S. Sohn, L. Agranat, D. Michaeli, J.T. Sto-
eth, C.H. Lipper, Faruck Morcos, I.Z. Cabantchik, J.N. Onuchic, P.A. Jennings, R. Mittler, R. Nechushtai.
Structure-function analysis of NEET proteins uncovers their role as key regulators of iron and ROS homeostasis in health and disease. Biochim. Biophys. Acta, 1853(6) 1294-1315, 2015
S. Tamir, S. Rotem, C. Katz , Faruck Morcos, K. Hailey, J. Zuris, C. Wang, A. Conlan, C. Lipper, M. Paddock, R. Mittler, J.N. Onuchic, P.A. Jennings, A. Frieddler, R. Nechushtai. An Integrated Strategy Reveals the Protein Interface between the Cancer Targets Bcl-2 and NAF-1. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 111(14) 5177-5182, 2014