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Marcy J Balunas PhD

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Connecticut
DepartmentPharmaceutical Sciences
AddressUNIT 3092
Pharmacy/Bio, UNIT 3092
69 N Eagleville Road
Phone860-486-3051
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    1. Zhao Z, deMayo JA, West AM, Balunas MJ, Zweifach A. Development of an Enhanced Phenotypic Screen of Cytotoxic T-Lymphocyte Lytic Granule Exocytosis Suitable for Use with Synthetic Compound and Natural Product Collections. J Biomol Screen. 2016 Jul; 21(6):556-66. PMID: 27048485.
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    2. Doucette J, Zhao Z, Geyer RJ, Barra MM, Balunas MJ, Zweifach A. Flow Cytometry Enables Multiplexed Measurements of Genetically Encoded Intramolecular FRET Sensors Suitable for Screening. J Biomol Screen. 2016 Jul; 21(6):535-47. PMID: 26908592.
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    3. Tao G, Balunas MJ. Current therapeutic role and medicinal potential of Scutellaria barbata in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western research. J Ethnopharmacol. 2016 Apr 22; 182:170-80. PMID: 26875645.
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    4. Fenner AM, Engene N, Spadafora C, Gerwick WH, Balunas MJ. Medusamide A, a Panamanian Cyanobacterial Depsipeptide with Multiple ß-Amino Acids. Org Lett. 2016 Feb 5; 18(3):352-5. PMID: 26784681.
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    5. Ku CS, Kim B, Pham TX, Yang Y, Wegner CJ, Park YK, Balunas M, Lee JY. Blue-Green Algae Inhibit the Development of Atherosclerotic Lesions in Apolipoprotein E Knockout Mice. J Med Food. 2015 Dec; 18(12):1299-306. PMID: 26566121.
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    6. Shao CL, Linington RG, Balunas MJ, Centeno A, Boudreau P, Zhang C, Engene N, Spadafora C, Mutka TS, Kyle DE, Gerwick L, Wang CY, Gerwick WH. Bastimolide A, a Potent Antimalarial Polyhydroxy Macrolide from the Marine Cyanobacterium Okeania hirsuta. J Org Chem. 2015 Aug 21; 80(16):7849-55. PMID: 26222145.
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    7. Gromek SM, Balunas MJ. Natural products as exquisitely potent cytotoxic payloads for antibody- drug conjugates. Curr Top Med Chem. 2015; 14(24):2822-34. PMID: 25487009.
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    8. Carneiro VM, Avila CM, Balunas MJ, Gerwick WH, Pilli RA. Coibacins A and B: total synthesis and stereochemical revision. J Org Chem. 2014 Jan 17; 79(2):630-42. PMID: 24359482; PMCID: PMC3962765.
    9. Pavlik CM, Wong CY, Ononye S, Lopez DD, Engene N, McPhail KL, Gerwick WH, Balunas MJ. Santacruzamate A, a potent and selective histone deacetylase inhibitor from the Panamanian marine cyanobacterium cf. Symploca sp. J Nat Prod. 2013 Nov 22; 76(11):2026-33. PMID: 24164245; PMCID: PMC3879121.
    10. Balunas MJ, Grosso MF, Villa FA, Engene N, McPhail KL, Tidgewell K, Pineda LM, Gerwick L, Spadafora C, Kyle DE, Gerwick WH. Coibacins A-D, antileishmanial marine cyanobacterial polyketides with intriguing biosynthetic origins. Org Lett. 2012 Aug 3; 14(15):3878-81. PMID: 22794317; PMCID: PMC3449157.
    11. Balunas MJ, Kinghorn AD. Natural compounds with aromatase inhibitory activity: an update. Planta Med. 2010 Aug; 76(11):1087-93. PMID: 20635310; PMCID: PMC2965731.
    12. Balunas MJ, Linington RG, Tidgewell K, Fenner AM, Ureña LD, Togna GD, Kyle DE, Gerwick WH. Dragonamide E, a modified linear lipopeptide from Lyngbya majuscula with antileishmanial activity. J Nat Prod. 2010 Jan; 73(1):60-6. PMID: 20030365; PMCID: PMC2834186.
    13. Deng Y, Balunas MJ, Kim JA, Lantvit DD, Chin YW, Chai H, Sugiarso S, Kardono LB, Fong HH, Pezzuto JM, Swanson SM, de Blanco EJ, Kinghorn AD. Bioactive 5,6-dihydro-alpha-pyrone derivatives from Hyptis brevipes. J Nat Prod. 2009 Jun; 72(6):1165-9. PMID: 19422206; PMCID: PMC2883770.
    14. Balunas MJ, Su B, Brueggemeier RW, Kinghorn AD. Natural products as aromatase inhibitors. Anticancer Agents Med Chem. 2008 Aug; 8(6):646-82. PMID: 18690828; PMCID: PMC3074486.
    15. Balunas MJ, Su B, Brueggemeier RW, Kinghorn AD. Xanthones from the botanical dietary supplement mangosteen (Garcinia mangostana) with aromatase inhibitory activity. J Nat Prod. 2008 Jul; 71(7):1161-6. PMID: 18558747; PMCID: PMC2572570.
    16. Balunas MJ, Jones WP, Chin YW, Mi Q, Farnsworth NR, Soejarto DD, Cordell GA, Swanson SM, Pezzuto JM, Chai HB, Kinghorn AD. Relationships between inhibitory activity against a cancer cell line panel, profiles of plants collected, and compound classes isolated in an anticancer drug discovery project. Chem Biodivers. 2006 Aug; 3(8):897-915. PMID: 17193321.
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    17. Chin YW, Balunas MJ, Chai HB, Kinghorn AD. Drug discovery from natural sources. AAPS J. 2006; 8(2):E239-53. PMID: 16796374; PMCID: PMC3231566.
    18. Balunas MJ, Su B, Landini S, Brueggemeier RW, Kinghorn AD. Interference by naturally occurring fatty acids in a noncellular enzyme-based aromatase bioassay. J Nat Prod. 2006 Apr; 69(4):700-3. PMID: 16643058.
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    19. Balunas MJ, Kinghorn AD. Drug discovery from medicinal plants. Life Sci. 2005 Dec 22; 78(5):431-41. PMID: 16198377.
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