Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Russell, William E. , M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics
Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair

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Phone Number: 615-936-1874

Email Address:bill.russell@vanderbilt.edu

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7710 MRBIV

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Research Keywords
Liver Regeneration; ErbB Receptors; Guanylyl Cyclase; Plasminogen Activator System

Research Description
The principal focus of the laboratory is to define the mechansims, both stimulatory and inhibitory, that control the regeneration of liver. The regenerating liver is used as a model in which to study the cellular and molecular mechanisms of growth control in a normal, non-neoplastic tissue. The critical issues to be understood in the process are: which signals sense the acute loss of liver mass and initiate regenerative growth; which signals maintain the differentiated functions of the liver during proliferation, and which signals stop liver growth when it has reached its appropriate mass? We aim to identify the major signals that regulate regeneration, the cells and tissues in which they are generated, and the nature of the cellular and molecular cross-talk that controls them. We study these problems in whole animals, some genetically modified to overexpress or block critical regulatory molecules, and others treated with growth factors or neutralizing antibodies; in primary cultures and lines of hepatocytes and other liver-derived cells; and in subcellular fractions of cells.


A major focus in the lab is the role of EGF-like molecules in liver growth and metabolism.


Although a potent hepatic mitogen, EGF was reported long ago to have actions that both mimic and antagonize those of insulin in the liver. The EGF receptor (EGFr) is one of a family of four related tyrosine kinase receptors: EGFr, ErbB2, ErbB3, and ErbB4. Ligands of these receptors induce hetero- and homodimers and divergent downstream signaling. Adult liver expresses only EGFr and ErbB3, while fetal liver expresses EGFr, ErbB2 and ErbB3. Ligands of both the EGFr (TGFalpha, amphiregulin, epiregulin, betacellulin, and HB-EGF) and ErbB3 (heregulins or neuregulins) are expressed in liver or pancreas. The laboratory is actively investigating the proliferative and metabolic signals generated by this important system.


ErbB2, which can dimerize with either EGFr or ErbB3 is strongly expressed in fetal and neonatal liver, but is extinguished around the time of weaning, suggesting it to be a developmental switch. The model under investigation is that the ErbB receptor family transduces growth and metabolic signals in the liver, and perhaps in other tissues, and that the various ligands and receptors in this family have different actions at different developmental stages. In addition to developmental differences in ErbB receptor expression, there are also striking zonal and circadian differences in their expression, adding to the potential richness and subtlety of ErbB signaling in the liver.


Other areas of active investigation in the laboratory include the role of receptor guanylyl cyclases, the plasminogen activator system, and also of growth inhibitors in the development and regeneration of liver.


Clinical Interests
Endocrine disorders of children from birth through adolescence.

Publications
Rosenbloom, ST, Qi, X, Riddle, WR, Russell, WE, Donlevy, SC, Giuse, D, Sedman, AB, Spooner, SA. Implementing Pediatric Growth Charts into an Electronic Health Record System. J Am Med Inform Assoc, , , 2006. PMCID:1513651

Romero-Gallo, J, Sozmen, EG, Chytil, A, Russell, WE, Whitehead, R, Parks, WT, Holdren, MS, Her, MF, Gautam, S, Magnuson, M, Moses, HL, Grady, WM. Inactivation of TGF-beta signaling in hepatocytes results in an increased proliferative response after partial hepatectomy. Oncogene, 24(18), 3028-41, 2005.

Hinkle, CL, Sunnarborg, SW, Loiselle, D, Parker, CE, Stevenson, M, Russell, WE, Lee, DC. Selective roles for tumor necrosis factor alpha-converting enzyme/ADAM17 in the shedding of the epidermal growth factor receptor ligand family: the juxtamembrane stalk determines cleavage efficiency. J Biol Chem, 279(23), 24179-88, 2004.

Lee, DC, Sunnarborg, SW, Hinkle, CL, Myers, TJ, Stevenson, MY, Russell, WE, Castner, BJ, Gerhart, MJ, Paxton, RJ, Black, RA, Chang, A, Jackson, LF. TACE/ADAM17 processing of EGFR ligands indicates a role as a physiological convertase. Ann N Y Acad Sci, 995, 22-38, 2003.

Carver, RS, Stevenson, MC, Scheving, LA, Russell, WE. Diverse expression of ErbB receptor proteins during rat liver development and regeneration. Gastroenterology, 123(6), 2017-27, 2002.

Mathew, Revi P, Najjar, Jennifer L, Lorenz, Rodney A, Mayes, Darrel E, Russell, William E. Premature pubarche in girls is associated with functional adrenal but not ovarian hyperandrogenism. J Pediatr, 141(1), 91-8, 2002.

Scheving, Lawrence A, Stevenson, Mary C, Taylormoore, Jonathan M, Traxler, Peter, Russell, William E. Integral role of the EGF receptor in HGF-mediated hepatocyte proliferation. Biochem Biophys Res Commun, 290(1), 197-203, 2002.

Sunnarborg, SW, Hinkle, CL, Stevenson, M, Russell, WE, Raska, CS, Peschon, JJ, Castner, BJ, Gerhart, MJ, Paxton, RJ, Black, RA, Lee, DC. Tumor necrosis factor-alpha converting enzyme (TACE) regulates epidermal growth factor receptor ligand availability. J Biol Chem, 277(15), 12838-45, 2002.

NIH Consensus Development Panel. Osteoporosis Prevention, Diagnosis, and Therapy. JAMA, 285, 785-795, 2001.

Scheving, L A, Russell, W E. Insulin and heregulin-beta1 upregulate guanylyl cyclase C expression in rat hepatocytes: reversal by phosphodiesterase-3 inhibition. Cell Signal, 13(9), 665-72, 2001.

Busse D, Doughty RS, Ramsey TT, Russell WE, Price JO, Flanagan WM, Shawver LK, and Arteaga CL. Reversible G1 arrest induced by inhibition of the EGF receptor tyrosine kinase requires up-regulation of p27KIP1 independent of MAPK activity. J. Biol. Chem., 275, 6987-6995, 2000.

Busse, D, Doughty, R S, Ramsey, T T, Russell, W E, Price, J O, Flanagan, W M, Shawver, L K, Arteaga, C L. Reversible G(1) arrest induced by inhibition of the epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase requires up-regulation of p27(KIP1) independent of MAPK activity. J Biol Chem, 275(10), 6987-95, 2000.

Mauras N, Attie KM, Reiter EO, Saenger P, Baptista J, and the Genentech, Inc., Cooperative Study Group. High dose recombinant human growth hormone (GH) treatment of GH-deficient patients in puberty increases near-final height: randomized, multicenter trial. J. Clin Endocrinol Metab, 85, 3653-3660, 2000.

Carver RS, Russell WE. A diversity of EGF-like ligands and receptors in liver. Fleig W (ed). Normal and Malignant Liver Cell Growth-Falk Workshop Kluwer Academic Publishers, , 33-46, 1999.

Peschon JJ, Slack JL, Reddy P, Stocking KL, Sunnarborg SW, Lee DC, Russell WE, Castner BJ, Johnson RS, Fitzner JN, Boyce RW, Nelson N, Kozlosky CJ, Wolfson MF, Rauch CT, Cerretti DP, Paxton RJ, March CJ, Black RA. An essential role for ectodomain shedding mammalian development. Science , 282, 1281-1284, 1998.

Peschon, JJ, Slack, JL, Reddy, P, Stocking, KL, Sunnarborg, SW, Lee, DC, Russell, WE, Castner, BJ, Johnson, RS, Fitzner, JN, Boyce, RW, Nelson, N, Kozlosky, CJ, Wolfson, MF, Rauch, CT, Cerretti, DP, Paxton, RJ, March, CJ, Black, RA. An essential role for ectodomain shedding in mammalian development. Science, 282(5392), 1281-4, 1998.

Roselli HC, Su M, Washington K, Kerins DM, Vaughan DE, Russell WE. Liver regeneration is delayed in urokinase- deficient mice. Am J Physiol (GI and Liver Physiol 38). , 275, G1472-G1479, 1998.

Roselli, H T, Su, M, Washington, K, Kerins, D M, Vaughan, D E, Russell, W E. Liver regeneration is transiently impaired in urokinase-deficient mice. Am J Physiol, 275(6 Pt 1), G1472-9, 1998.

Russell WE, Carver RS. The EGF/TGF family of growth factors and their receptors. Strain AJ, andDiehl AM (eds) Liver Growth and Repair: From Basic Science to Clinical Practice. London: Chapman & Hall, Ltd., , 185-218, 1998.

Carver RS, Mathew PM, Russell WE. Hepatic expression of ErbB3 is repressed by insulin in a pathway sensitive to PI-3 kinase inhibitors. Endocrinology, 138, 5195-5201, 1997.

Carver, R S, Mathew, P M, Russell, W E. Hepatic expression of ErbB3 is repressed by insulin in a pathway sensitive to PI-3 kinase inhibitors. Endocrinology, 138(12), 5195-201, 1997.

Berkowitz EA, Seroogy KB, Schroeder JA, Russell WE, Evans EP, Riedel RF, Phillips HK, Harrison CA, Lee DC, Luetteke NC. Characterization of the mouse TGF gene: its expression during eyelid development and in waved-1 tissues. Cell Growth & Diff, 7, 1271-1282, 1996.

Berkowitz, EA, Seroogy, KB, Schroeder, JA, Russell, WE, Evans, EP, Riedel, RF, Phillips, HK, Harrison, CA, Lee, DC, Luetteke, NC. Characterization of the mouse transforming growth factor alpha gene: its expression during eyelid development and in waved 1 tissues. Cell Growth Differ, 7(9), 1271-82, 1996.

Carver, R S, Sliwkowski, M X, Sitaric, S, Russell, W E. Insulin regulates heregulin binding and ErbB3 expression in rat hepatocytes. J Biol Chem, 271(23), 13491-6, 1996.

Carver, R. S., Sliwkowski, M. X., Sitaric, S., Russell, W. E. Insulin regulates ErbB3 and heregulin binding in rat hepatocytes. J. Biol. Chem., 271, 13491-13496, 1996.

Russell, W E, Kaufmann, W K, Sitaric, S, Luetteke, N C, Lee, D C. Liver regeneration and hepatocarcinogenesis in transforming growth factor-alpha-targeted mice. Mol Carcinog, 15(3), 183-9, 1996.

Russell, W. E., Kaufmann, W. K., Sitaric, S., Luetteke, N. C., Lee, D. C. Liver regeneration and hepatocarcinogenesis in TGFalpha targeted mice. Molecular , 15, 183-189, 1996.

Scheving LA, Russell WE, Chong K-M. Structure, glycosylation and localization of rat intestinal heat-stable enterotoxin receptor/guanylyl cyclase C: Modulation by fasting. Am J Physiol (Gastrointest Liver Physiol 34), 271, G959-968, 1996.

Scheving, L A, Russell, W E. Guanylyl cyclase C is up-regulated by nonparenchymal cells and hepatocytes in regenerating rat liver. Cancer Res, 56(22), 5186-91, 1996.

Scheving, L A, Russell, W E, Chong, K M. Structure, glycosylation, and localization of rat intestinal guanylyl cyclase C: modulation by fasting. Am J Physiol, 271(6 Pt 1), G959-68, 1996.

Scheving, L.A., Russell, W.E. Guanylyl cyclase C is up-regulated by nonparenchymal cells and hepatocytes in regenerating rat liver. Cancer Research , 56, 5186-5191, 1996.

Barnard, J A, Beauchamp, R D, Russell, W E, Dubois, R N, Coffey, R J. Epidermal growth factor-related peptides and their relevance to gastrointestinal pathophysiology. Gastroenterology, 108(2), 564-80, 1995.

Duddy SK, Earp HS, Russell WE, Smith GJ, Grisham JW. Differential dependence of the tumorigenicity of chemically transformed rat liver epithelial cells on autocrine production of transforming growth factor alpha. Cell Growth & Differentiation , 251-261, , 1995.

Duddy, SK, Earp, HS, Russell, WE, Smith, GJ, Grisham, JW. Differential dependence of the tumorigenicity of chemically transformed rat liver epithelial cells on autocrine production of transforming growth factor alpha. Cell Growth Differ, 6(3), 251-61, 1995.

Russell WE, Dempsey PJ, Sitaric S, Peck AJ, Coffey Jr, RJ. Transforming growth factor- concentrations increase in regenerating rat liver: Evidence for a delayed accumulation of mature TGF-. Endocrinology , 133, 1731-1738, 1993.

Russell, W E, Dempsey, P J, Sitaric, S, Peck, A J, Coffey, R J. Transforming growth factor-alpha (TGF alpha) concentrations increase in regenerating rat liver: evidence for a delayed accumulation of mature TGF alpha. Endocrinology, 133(4), 1731-8, 1993.

Russell, WE. Protect your assets from future claims. CDS Rev, 86(4), 14-5, 1993.

Polk, W H, Dempsey, P J, Russell, W E, Brown, P I, Beauchamp, R D, Barnard, J A, Coffey, R J. Increased production of transforming growth factor alpha following acute gastric injury. Gastroenterology, 102(5), 1467-74, 1992.

Millard WJ, Romano TO, Layden MP, Russell WE, Martin RJ. Growth hormone secretion in the obese male rat: Modulation by the gonadal and thyroid axes. Growth Dev & Aging , 55, 91-103, 1991.

Millard, WJ, Romano, TM, Layden, MP, Russell, WE, Martin, RJ. Growth hormone secretion in the obese male rat: modulation by the gonadal and thyroid axes. Growth Dev Aging, 55(2), 91-103, 1991.

Coffey, R J, Russell, W E, Barnard, J A. Pharmacokinetics of TGF beta with emphasis on effects in liver and gut. Ann N Y Acad Sci, 593, 285-91, 1990.

Cunningham, JJ, Lydon, MK, Russell, WE. Calorie and protein provision for recovery from severe burns in infants and young children. Am J Clin Nutr, 51(4), 553-7, 1990.

Donaghue KC, Badger TO, Millard WJ, Frisch LS, Russell WE. Absence of ultradian rhythm or diurnal variation in insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) in rats. Neuroendocrinol, 52, 1-8, 1990.

Donaghue, KC, Badger, TM, Millard, WJ, Frisch, LS, Russell, WE. Absence of ultradian rhythm or diurnal variation in insulin-like growth factor-I in rats. Neuroendocrinology, 52(1), 1-8, 1990.

Maiter, DM, Gabriel, SM, Koenig, JI, Russell, WE, Martin, JB. Sexual differentiation of growth hormone feedback effects on hypothalamic growth hormone-releasing hormone and somatostatin. Neuroendocrinology, 51(2), 174-80, 1990.

Gabriel, SM, Millard, WJ, Koenig, JI, Badger, TM, Russell, WE, Maiter, DM, Martin, JB. Sexual and developmental differences in peptides regulating growth hormone secretion in the rat. Neuroendocrinology, 50(3), 299-307, 1989.

Smith, EP, Russell, WE, French, FS, Wilson, EM. A form of basic fibroblast growth factor is secreted into the adluminal fluid of the rat coagulating gland. Prostate, 14(4), 353-65, 1989.

Lin S-H, Russell WE. Two Ca2+-dependent ATPases in rat liver plasma membrane: The previously purified Ca2+(Mg2+)- ATPase is not a Ca2+-pump but an ecto-ATPase. J Biol Chem , 263, 12253-12258, 1988.

Lin, SH, Russell, WE. Two Ca2+-dependent ATPases in rat liver plasma membrane. The previously purified (Ca2+-Mg2+)-ATPase is not a Ca2+-pump but an ecto-ATPase. J Biol Chem, 263(25), 12253-8, 1988.

Russell WE. Transforming growth factor beta (TGF-?) inhibits hepatocyte DNA synthesis independent of EGF binding and EGF receptor phosphorylation. J Cell Physiol, 135, 253-261, 1988.

Russell WE, Coffey RJ, Jr, Ouellette AJ, Moses HL. Type ? transforming growth factor reversibly inhibits the early proliferative response to partial hepatectomy in the rat. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 85, 5126-5130, 1988.

Russell, WE. Transforming growth factor beta (TGF-beta) inhibits hepatocyte DNA synthesis independently of EGF binding and EGF receptor autophosphorylation. J Cell Physiol, 135(2), 253-61, 1988.

Russell, WE, Coffey, RJ, Ouellette, AJ, Moses, HL. Type beta transforming growth factor reversibly inhibits the early proliferative response to partial hepatectomy in the rat. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 85(14), 5126-30, 1988. PMCID:281701

Cleveland, RH, Kushner, DC, Russell, WE, Herman, TE, Kim, SH, Crawford, J. Lipoid cell tumor of the ovary: a cause of virilization in girls. Am J Dis Child, 141(7), 716-8, 1987.

Coughlin, JP, Austen, WG, Donahoe, PK, Russell, WE. Liver regeneration during immunosuppression. J Pediatr Surg, 22(6), 566-70, 1987.

Peters, MA, Lau, EP, Snitman, DL, Van Wyk, JJ, Underwood, LE, Russell, WE, Svoboda, ME. Expression of a biologically active analogue of somatomedin-C/insulin-like growth factor I. Gene, 35(1-2), 83-9, 1985.

Russell WE, D'Ercole AJ, Underwood LE. Somatomedin C/Insulinlike growth factor-I during liver regeneration in the rat. Am J Physiol (Endocrinol Metab 11). , 248, E618-E623, 1985.

Russell, WE. Growth hormone, somatomedins, and the liver. Semin Liver Dis, 5(1), 46-58, 1985.

Russell, WE, D'Ercole, AJ, Underwood, LE. Somatomedin C/insulinlike growth factor I during liver regeneration in the rat. Am J Physiol, 248(5 Pt 1), E618-23, 1985.

McGowan, JA, Russell, WE, Bucher, NL. Hepatocyte DNA replication: effect of nutrients and intermediary metabolites. Fed Proc, 43(1), 131-3, 1984.

Russell WE, Van Wyk JJ, Pledger WJ. Inhibition of the mitogenic effects of plasma by a monoclonal antibody to somatomedin-C. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 81, 2389-2392, 1984.

Russell, WE, McGowan, JA, Bucher, NL. Partial characterization of a hepatocyte growth factor from rat platelets. J Cell Physiol, 119(2), 183-92, 1984.

Russell, WE, McGowan, JA, Bucher, NL. Biological properties of a hepatocyte growth factor from rat platelets. J Cell Physiol, 119(2), 193-7, 1984.

Russell, WE, Van Wyk, JJ, Pledger, WJ. Inhibition of the mitogenic effects of plasma by a monoclonal antibody to somatomedin C. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 81(8), 2389-92, 1984. PMCID:345065

Van Wyk, JJ, Russell, WE, Li, CH. Synthetic somatomedin C: comparison with natural hormone isolated from human plasma. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 81(3), 740-2, 1984. PMCID:344911

Kingsnorth, AN, Russell, WE, McCann, PP, Diekema, KA, Malt, RA. Effects of alpha-difluoromethylornithine and 5-fluorouracil on the proliferation of a human colon adenocarcinoma cell line. Cancer Res, 43(9), 4035-8, 1983.

Russell WE, Bucher NLR. Vasopressin modulates liver regeneration in the Brattleboro rat. Am J Physiol (Gastrointest Liver Physiol 8), 245, G321-G324, 1983.

Russell, WE, Bucher, NL. Vasopressin modulates liver regeneration in the Brattleboro rat. Am J Physiol, 245(2), G321-4, 1983.

McFadden, D, Jeffress, LA, Russell, WE. Individual differences in sensitivity to interaural differences in time and level. Percept Mot Skills, 37(3), 755-61, 1973.

Russell, WE. Insolubilization and activation of arterial actomyosin by bivalent cations. Eur J Biochem, 33(3), 459-66, 1973.


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