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Selected Publications


Jibril, A., Hellmich, C., Wojtowicz, E.E., Hampton, K., Maynard, R., De Silva, R., Fowler-Shorten, D.J., Mistry, J.J., Moore, J.A., Bowles, K.M. and Rushworth, S.A., 2023. Plasma cell derived mtDAMPs activate macrophage STING pathway which promotes myeloma progression. Blood. 2023 March.



Hellmich C, Wojtowicz E, Moore JA, Mistry JJ, Jibril A, Johnson BB, Smith JG, Beraza N, Bowles KM, Rushworth SA. p16INK4A dependent senescence in the bone marrow niche drives age-related metabolic changes of hematopoietic progenitors. Blood Advances. 2022 May.

Kumar PR, Saad M, Hellmich C, Mistry JJ, Moore JA, Conway S, Morris CJ, Bowles KM, Moncrieff MD, Rushworth SA. PGC-1α induced mitochondrial biogenesis in stromal cells underpins mitochondrial transfer to melanoma. British Journal of Cancer. 2022 Mar 26:1-0.

Moore JA, Mistry JJ, Hellmich C, Horton RH, Wojtowicz EE, Jibril A, Jefferson M, Wileman T, Beraza N, Bowles KM, Rushworth SA. LC3-associated phagocytosis in bone marrow macrophages suppresses acute myeloid leukemia progression through STING activation. J Clin Invest. 2022 Jan 6:e153157.


Mistry JJ, Hellmich C, Moore JA, Jibril A, Macaulay I, Moreno-Gonzalez M, Di Palma F, Beraza N, Bowles KM, Rushworth SA. Free fatty-acid transport via CD36 drives β-oxidation-mediated hematopoietic stem cell response to infection. Nat Commun. 2021 Dec 8;12(1):7130


Kumar PR, Moore JA, Bowles KM, Rushworth SA, Moncrieff MD. Mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation in cutaneous melanoma. Br J Cancer. 2021 Jan;124(1):115-123.

Mistry JJ, Hellmich C, Lambert A, Moore JA, Jibril A, Collins A, Bowles KMRushworth SA. Venetoclax and Daratumumab combination treatment demonstrates pre-clinical efficacy in mouse models of Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Biomark Res. 2021 May 13;9(1):35.


Autophagy Driven Extracellular Vesicles in the Leukaemic Microenvironment.

Horton RH, Wileman T, Rushworth SA. Curr Cancer Drug Targets. 2020;20(7):501-512.

Mistry JJ, Moore JA, Kumar P, Marlein CR, Hellmich C, Pillinger G, Jibril A, Di Palma F, Collins A, Bowles KM, Rushworth SA.Daratumumab inhibits acute myeloid leukaemia metabolic capacity by blocking mitochondrial transfer from mesenchymal stromal cells.

Haematologica. 2020 Mar 19:haematol.2019.242974.


Hellmich C, Moore JA, Bowles KM, Rushworth SA. Bone Marrow Senescence and the Microenvironment of Hematological Malignancies. Frontiers in Oncology. 2020 Feb 25;10:230.


Mistry JJ, Marlein CR, Moore JA, Hellmich C, Wojtowicz EE, Smith JGW, Macaulay I,  Sun Y, Morfakis A, Patterson A, Horton RH, Divekara D, Morris CJ, Haestier A, Di Palma F, Beraza N, Bowles KM, Rushworth SA. ROS mediated PI3K activation drives Mitochondrial Transfer from Stromal Cells to Hematopoietic Stem Cells in Response to Infection. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2019 Nov 14. pii: 201913278. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1913278116.  

Marlein CR, Piddock RE, Mistry JJ, Zaitseva L, Hellmich C, Horton RH, Zhou Z, Auger MJ, Bowles KM, Rushworth SA. CD38-driven mitochondrial trafficking promotes bioenergetic plasticity in multiple myeloma. Cancer Research. 2019 May 1;79(9):2285-2297.

Abdul-Aziz AM, Sun Y, Hellmich C, Marlein CR, Mistry J, Forde E, Piddock RE, Shafat MS, Morfakis A, Mehta T, Di Palma F, Macaulay I, Ingham CJ, Haestier A, Collins A, Campisi J, Bowles KM, Rushworth SA. Acute myeloid leukemia induces pro-tumoral p16INK4a driven senescence in the bone marrow microenvironment. Blood. 2019 Jan 31;133(5):446-456.


Marlein CR, Zaitseva L, Piddock RE, Raso-Barnett L, Scott MA, Ingham CJ, Collins A, Bowles KM, Rushworth SA. PGC-1α driven mitochondrial biogenesis in stromal cells underpins mitochondrial trafficking to leukemic blasts. Leukemia. 2018 Sep;32(9):2073-2077.

Piddock RE, Marlein CR, Abdul-Aziz A, Shafat MS, Auger MJ, Bowles KM, Rushworth SA. Myeloma-derived macrophage inhibitory factor regulates bone marrow stromal cell-derived IL-6 via c-MYC. J Hematol Oncol. 2018 May 16;11(1):66.


Abdul-Aziz AM, Shafat MS, Sun Y, Marlein CR, Piddock RE, Robinson SD, Edwards DR, Zhou Z, Collins A, Bowles KM, Rushworth SA. HIF1α drives chemokine factor pro-tumoral signaling pathways in acute myeloid leukemia. Oncogene. 2018 May;37(20):2676-2686.


Sun Y, Abdul Aziz A, Bowles K, Rushworth S. High NRF2 expression controls endoplasmic reticulum stress induced apoptosis in multiple myeloma. Cancer Letters. 2018 Jan 1;412:37-45.


Marlein CR, Zaitseva L, Piddock RE, Robinson S, Edwards D, Shafat MS, Zhou Z, Lawes M, Bowles KM, Rushworth SA. NADPH oxidase-2 derived superoxide drives mitochondrial transfer from bone marrow stromal cells to leukemic blasts. Blood. 2017 Oct 5;130(14):1649-1660.

Piddock RE, Loughran N, Marlein CR, Robinson SD, Edwards DR, Yu S, Pillinger GE, Zhou Z, Zaitseva L, Auger MJ, Rushworth SA, Bowles KM. PI3Kδ and PI3Kγ isoforms have distinct functions in regulating pro-tumoural signalling in the multiple myeloma microenvironment. Blood Cancer Journal. 2017 Mar 10;7(3):e539.


Shafat MS, Oellerich T, Mohr S, Robinson SD, Edwards DR, Marlein CR, Piddock RE, Fenech M, Zaitseva L, Abdul-Aziz A, Turner J, Watkins JA, Lawes M, Bowles KM, Rushworth SA. Leukemic blasts program bone marrow adipocytes to generate a protumoral microenvironment. Blood. 2017 Mar 9;129(10):1320-1332.


Abdul-Aziz AM, Shafat MS, Mehta TK, Di Palma F, Lawes MJ, Rushworth SA, Bowles KM. MIF-Induced Stromal PKCβ/IL8 Is Essential in Human Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Cancer Research. 2017 Jan 15;77(2):303-311.

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