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Linda M Smith Resar, M.D.

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  • Professor of Medicine
Female

Languages: English, French

Expertise

Anemias, Blood Disorders, Bone Marrow Failure, Hematology, Hemoglobinopathies, Hemophilia, Iron Deficiency, Red Cell Disorders, Sickle Cell Disease, Thalassemias, Thrombocytopenias ...read more

Research Interests

Basic research focus is hematologic malignancy and molecular mechanisms that lead to cancer; Clinical research interests include sickle cell anemia. ...read more

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)

Appointment Phone: 410-955-3142
1800 Orleans St.
Sheikh Zayed Tower
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Background

Dr. Resar's studies molecular mechanisms leading to cancer, blood diseases, sickle cell anemia, hemophilia and other coagulopathies. Her research focuses on the HMG-I/Y gene family, which is widely overexpressed and functions as oncogenes in human cancers. Her laboratory recently developed transgenic mice overexpressing HMG-I; all mice develop aggressive lymphoid malignancy similar to leukemia and lymphoma in humans. Her studies also demonstrate that this gene is overexpressed in human lymphoid and other malignancies. Translational studies are underway to determine if overexpression of HMG-I is a marker for more aggressive human cancers. Resar's long-term goal is to develop more rational therapies that interfere with HMG-I/Y function in neoplastic transformation.

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Titles

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Professor of Oncology
  • Professor of Pathology

Departments / Divisions

Centers & Institutes

Education

Degrees

  • MD; Medical College of Wisconsin (1986)

Residencies

  • Pediatrics; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1989)

Fellowships

  • Pediatrics; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1992)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatric Hematology-Oncology) (1996)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Resar's studies molecular mechanisms leading to cancer, blood diseases, sickle cell anemia, hemophilia and other coagulopathies. Her research focuses on the HMG-I/Y gene family, which is widely overexpressed and functions as oncogenes in human cancers. Her laboratory recently developed transgenic mice overexpressing HMG-I; all mice develop aggressive lymphoid malignancy similar to leukemia and lymphoma in humans. Her studies also demonstrate that this gene is overexpressed in human lymphoid and other malignancies. Translational studies are underway to determine if overexpression of HMG-I is a marker for more aggressive human cancers. Resar's long-term goal is to develop more rational therapies that interfere with HMG-I/Y function in neoplastic transformation.

Lab

Lab Website: Linda Smith-Resar Lab

Selected Publications

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Savage, W.J.; DeRusso, P.A.; Resar, L.M.; Chen, A.R.; Higman, M.A.; Loeb, D.M.; Jones, R.J.; Brodsky, R.A. Treatment of hepatitis-associated aplastic anemia with high-dose cyclophosphamide. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2007 Dec;49(7):947-951

Tesfaye, A.; Di Cello, F.; Hillion, J.; Ronnett, B.M.; Elbahloul, O.; Ashfaq, R.; Dhara, S.; Prochownik, E.; Tworkoski, K.; Reeves, R.; Roden, R.; Ellenson, L.H.; Huso, D.L.; Resar, L.M. The high-mobility group A1 gene up-regulates cyclooxygenase 2 expression in uterine tumorigenesis. Cancer Res. 2007 May 1;67(9):3998-4004

Di Cello, F.; Hillion, J.; Hristov, A.; Wood, L.J.; Mukherjee, M.; Schuldenfrei, A.; Kowalski, J.; Bhattacharya, R.; Ashfaq, R.; Resar, L.M. HMGA2 participates in transformation in human lung cancer. Mol Cancer Res. 2008 May;6(5):743-750

Di Cello, F.; Hillion, J.; Kowalski, J.; Ronnett, B.M.; Aderinto, A.; Huso, D.L.; Resar, L.M. Cyclooxygenase inhibitors block uterine tumorigenesis in HMGA1a transgenic mice and human xenografts. Mol Cancer Ther. 2008 Jul;7(7):2090-2095

Hillion, J.; Dhara, S.; Sumter, T.F.; Mukherjee, M.; Di Cello, F.; Belton, A.; Turkson, J.; Jaganathan, S.; Cheng, L.; Ye, Z.; Jove, R.; Aplan, P.; Lin, Y.W.; Wertzler, K.; Reeves, R.; Elbahlouh, O.; Kowalski, J.; Bhattacharya, R.; Resar, L.M. The high-mobility group A1a/signal transducer and activator of transcription-3 axis: an Achilles heel for hematopoietic malignancies Cancer Res. 2008 Dec 15;68(24):10121-10127

Hines, P.; Dover, G.J.; Resar, L.M. Pulsed-dosing with oral sodium phenylbutyrate increases hemoglobin F in a patient with sickle cell anemia. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2008 Feb;50(2):357-359

Hillion, J.; Wood, L.J.; Mukherjee, M.; Bhattacharya, R.; Di Cello, F.; Kowalski, J.; Elbahloul, O.; Segal, J.; Poirier, J.; Rudin, C.M.; Dhara, S.; Belton, A.; Joseph, B.; Zucker, S.; Resar, L.M. Upregulation of MMP-2 by HMGA1 promotes transformation in undifferentiated, large-cell lung cancer. Mol Cancer Res. 2009 Nov;7(11):1803-1812

Hristov, A.C.; Cope, L.; Reyes, M.D.; Singh, M.; Iacobuzio-Donahue, C.; Maitra, A.; Resar, L.M. HMGA2 protein expression correlates with lymph node metastasis and increased tumor grade in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. Mod Pathol. 2009 Jan;22(1):43-49

Hristov, A.C.; Cope, L.; Di Cello, F.; Reyes, M.D.; Singh, M.; Hillion, J.A.; Belton, A.; Joseph, B.; Schuldenfrei, A.; Iacobuzio-Donahue, C.A.; Maitra, A.; Resar, L.M. HMGA1 correlates with advanced tumor grade and decreased survival in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. Mod Pathol. 2010 Jan;23(1):98-104

Mazaheri, P.; Nadkarni, G.; Lowe, E.; Hines, P.; Vuica, M.; Griffin, M.; Resar, L.M. Ghosal hematodiaphyseal dysplasia: a rare cause of a myelophthisic anemia. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2010 Dec 1;55(6):1187-1190

Resar, L.M. The high mobility group A1 gene: transforming inflammatory signals into cancer? Cancer Res. 2010 Jan 15;70(2):436-439

Karp, J.E.; Smith, B.D.; Resar, L.S.; Greer, J.M.; Blackford, A.; Zhao, M.; Moton-Nelson, D.; Alino, K.; Levis, M.J.; Gore, S.D.; Joseph, B.; Carraway, H.; McDevitt, M.A.; Bagain, L.; Mackey, K.; Briel, J.; Doyle, L.A.; Wright, J.J.; Rudek, M.A. Phase I and pharmacokinetic study of bolus-infusion flavopiridol followed by cytosine arabinoside and mitoxantrone for acute leukemias. Blood. 2011 Jan 14;Epub 1/18/11

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