Suneel S. Apte, M.B.B.S., D.Phil.

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Lerner Research Institute
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44195
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aptes@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 445-3278
Fax: (216) 444-9198

Apte Laboratory



EXTRACELLULAR MATRIX and PROTEASES in MORPHOGENESIS and HUMAN DISORDERS

Extracellular matrix (ECM)is the inanimate material that surrounds cells and provides a scaffold for tissue and organ architecture. ECM and cell-ECM interactions have widespread relevance to human disease.

We study the effects of abnormal ECM in birth defects affecting the neural tube, eyes, face, limbs, heart and blood vessels. Our work is relevant to several inherited connective tissue disorders such as Marfan syndrome and to acquired disorders such as aortic aneurysms, arthritis, fibrosis, cancer and glaucoma. My laboratory also conducts fundamental research using genetics, biochemistry, cell biology and proteomics to define mechanisms of ECM assembly and turnover and their effects on cell behavior.

Brief Bio-data and Research Support:

Suneel Apte graduated from medical school at Bombay University and obtained the D. Phil degree from the University of Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He trained as a post-doctoral fellow with Bjorn Olsen at Harvard Medical School. He is a current American Heart Association- Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group Distinguished Investigator. The laboratory has received support from several NIH institutes, including NIAMS, NEI, NICHD and the NIH-NHLBI Program of Excellence in Glycosciences, the Marfan Foundation, Arthritis Foundation and Sabrina's Foundation.

Research articles in 2018:

1.Mead TJ, Du Y, Nelson CM, Gueye N-A, Drazba J, Dancevic CM, Vankemmelbeke M, Buttle DJ, Apte SS.ADAMTS9-Regulated Pericellular Matrix Dynamics Governs Focal Adhesion-Dependent Smooth Muscle Differentiation.Cell Reports.2018, 23; 2, 485-498.

2.MeadTJ, McCulloch DR, Ho JC, Du Y, Adams SM, Birk DE,ApteSS.The metalloproteinase-proteoglycans ADAMTS7 and ADAMTS12 provide an innate, tendon-specific protective mechanism against heterotopic ossification.JCI Insight.2018 April5;3(7). pii: 92941. doi: 10.1172/jci.insight.92941

3.Cikach FS, Koch CD, Mead TJ, Galatioto J, Willard BB, Emerton KB, Eagleton MJ, Blackstone EH, Ramirez F, Roselli EE,Apte SS.Massive aggrecan and versican accumulation in thoracic aortic aneurysm and dissection.JCI Insight.2018 Mar 8;3(5). pii: 97167. doi: 10.1172/jci.insight.97167.

4. Schnellmann R, Sack R, Hess D, Annis DS,MosherDF,ApteSS, Chiquet-Ehrismann R.A selective extracellular matrix proteomics approach identifies fibronectin proteolysis by ADAMTS16 and its impact on spheroid morphogenesis.Mol Cell Proteomics.2018 Apr 18. pii: mcp.RA118.000676. doi: 10.1074/mcp.RA118.000676. [Epub ahead of print]

5. Aviram R, Zaffryar-Eilot S, Hubmacher D, Grunwald H, Mäki JM, Myllyharju J,Apte SS, Hasson P.Interactions between lysyl oxidases and ADAMTS proteins suggest a novel crosstalk between two extracellular matrix families. Matrix Biol. 2018 May 11. pii: S0945-053X(17)30448-1. doi: 10.1016/j.matbio.2018.05.003. [Epub ahead of print]

Please click on the publications tab at the top of this page for a more detailed list.


Deborah  Hoelting
Deborah Hoelting
Research Technician

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Christopher  Koch BS
Christopher Koch BS
Graduate Student

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kochc2@ccf.org

Daniel  Martin
Daniel Martin
Postdoctoral Fellow

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martind4@ccf.org
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Timothy  Mead Ph.D.
Timothy Mead Ph.D.
Research Associate

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meadt2@ccf.org
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Sumeda  Nandadasa Ph.D.
Sumeda Nandadasa Ph.D.
Research Associate

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nandads@ccf.org
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Lauren  Wang M.S.
Lauren Wang M.S.
Senior Research Technologist

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Research articles in 2018:

1. Mead TJ, Du Y, Nelson CM, Gueye N-A, Drazba J, Dancevic CM, Vankemmelbeke M, Buttle DJ,  Apte SS. ADAMTS9-Regulated Pericellular Matrix Dynamics Governs Focal Adhesion-Dependent Smooth Muscle Differentiation. Cell Reports. 2018, 23; 2, 485-498.

2. Mead TJ, McCulloch DR, Ho JC, Du Y, Adams SM, Birk DE, Apte SS. The metalloproteinase-proteoglycans ADAMTS7 and ADAMTS12 provide an innate, tendon-specific protective mechanism against heterotopic ossification. JCI Insight. 2018 April5;3(7). pii: 92941. doi: 10.1172/jci.insight.92941

3. Cikach FS, Koch CD, Mead TJ, Galatioto J, Willard BB, Emerton KB, Eagleton MJ, Blackstone EH, Ramirez F, Roselli EE, Apte SS. Massive aggrecan and versican accumulation in thoracic aortic aneurysm and dissection. JCI Insight. 2018 Mar 8;3(5). pii: 97167. doi: 10.1172/jci.insight.97167. 

4. Schnellmann R, Sack R, Hess D, Annis DS, Mosher DF, Apte SS, Chiquet-Ehrismann R. A selective extracellular matrix proteomics approach identifies fibronectin proteolysis by ADAMTS16 and its impact on spheroid morphogenesis. Mol Cell Proteomics. 2018 Apr 18. pii: mcp.RA118.000676. doi: 10.1074/mcp.RA118.000676. [Epub ahead of print]

5. Aviram R, Zaffryar-Eilot S, Hubmacher D, Grunwald H, Mäki JM, Myllyharju J, Apte SS, Hasson P.  Interactions between lysyl oxidases and ADAMTS proteins suggest a novel crosstalk between two extracellular matrix families. Matrix Biol. 2018 May 11. pii: S0945-053X(17)30448-1. doi: 10.1016/j.matbio.2018.05.003. [Epub ahead of print]

 

 

 
 

BioRxiv preprints

1. Hubmacher, D, Thacker, S, Adams SM,  Birk, D,  Schweitzer, R, Apte, S. Limb- and tendon-specific Adamtsl2 deletion identifies a soft tissue mechanism modulating bone length. http://biorxiv.org/cgi/content/short/307496v1; doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/307496

A sampling of research publications from 2017 and earlier:

1. Hubmacher D, Schneider M, Berardinelli S, Takeuchi H, Willard B, Reinhardt DH, Haltiwanger R, and Apte SS. Unusual life cycle and impact on microfibril assembly of ADAMTS17, a secreted metalloprotease mutated in genetic eye disease. Scientific Reports, 2017;7:41871. doi: 10.1038/srep41871.

2. Dubail, J, Vasudevan, D, Wang, LW, Earp, SE, Jenkins, MW, Haltiwanger, RS, and Apte SS. Impaired ADAMTS9 secretion: A potential mechanism for eye defects in Peters Plus Syndrome. Scientific Reports. 2016.  6:33974. doi: 10.1038/srep33974.

3. Nandadasa, S., Nelson, C.M., Apte, SS. ADAMTS9-Mediated Extracellular Matrix Dynamics Regulates Umbilical Cord Vascular Smooth Muscle Differentiation and Rotation. Cell Reports 11:1519-28,  2015

4.  Enomoto, H., Nelson, C., Somerville, R.P.T., Mielke, K., Dixon, L., Powell, K., Apte, S.S. Cooperation of two ADAMTS metalloproteases in closure of the mouse palate identifies a requirement for versican proteolysis in regulating palatal mesenchyme proliferation. Development, 2010, 37:4029-38.

5. McCulloch, D.R., Nelson, C.M., Dixon, L.J., Silver D.L., Wylie, J.D., Lindner, V., Sasaki, T., Cooley, M.A., Argraves, W.S. and Apte, S.S. ADAMTS metalloproteases generate active versican fragments that regulate interdigital web regression. Developmental Cell 2009, 17:687-98. PMCID:PMC2780442.

 Recent literature reviews, technical reports and commentaries:

1. Apte, SS. Anti-ADAMTS5 monoclonal antibodies: implications for aggrecanase inhibition in osteoarthritis. Biochem J. 2016 Jan 1;473(1):e1-e4

2. Dubail J, Apte SS. Insights on ADAMTS proteases and ADAMTS-like proteins from mammalian genetics.Matrix Biol. 44-46:24-37 2015

3. Foulcer SJ, Day AJ, Apte SS. Isolation and purification of versican and analysis of versican proteolysis. Methods Mol Biol. 1229:587-604, 2015

4. Nandadasa S, Foulcer S, Apte SS. The multiple, complex roles of versican and its proteolytic turnover by ADAMTS proteases during embryogenesis. Matrix Biol. 2014, 35:34-41, 2014.

 Book chapters:

1. Apte, SS. Chapter 259. Connective Tissue Structure and Function. ed. Goldman L, and Shafer, A.I., Goldman-Cecil Textbook of Medicine, Twenty-Fifth Edition, Elsevier, New York, 2016, ISBN 9781455750177

2. Apte SS. ADAMTS proteases: Mediators of physiological and pathogenic extracellular proteolysis, in Bradshaw, R., and Stahl, P, eds, Encyclopedia of Cell Biology, Elsevier, New York, 2015, ISBN 9780123944474

3. Apte, SS. Chapter 2. Overview of the ADAMTS superfamily, in Rodgers, G., ed, ADAMTS13: Biology and Disease, Springer, New York, 2015, ISBN 9783319087160

4. Traboulsi I, and Apte SS. Chapter 43. Ectopia Lentis and Associated Systemic Disease, in Traboulsi, I., ed, Genetic Diseases of the Eye, Second Edition, Oxford University Press, USA, 2012, ISBN 9780195326147

 

Additional publications from our laboratory are obtainable from Dr. Apte's profile on Google Scholar and at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/

 


US Patent Patent Title Issue Date First-Named Inventor
6,391,610 Nucleic Acids Encoding Zinc Metalloproteases 5/21/2002 Suneel S. Apte Ph.D