Charles S. Craik, PhD

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Charles S. Craik, PhD

Professor, Departments of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmacology, and Biochemistry/Biophysics, UCSF

craik@cgl.ucsf.edu

Phone: (415) 476-8146, 476-9890 (voice)
Box 2280, UCSF
San Francisco, CA 94143-2280

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Cancer Center Membership

Program Member » Prostate Cancer» Developmental Therapeutics

Research Summary

The research interests of my lab focus on defining the roles and the mechanisms of enzymes in complex biological processes and on developing technologies to facilitate these studies. Information on my lab can be found at the following website: http://www.craiklab.ucsf.edu/. The primary emphasis of our work has been on enzymes, with a particular emphasis on macromolecular recognition. Our original protein engineering studies have evolved to encompass various proteases as well as their endogenous inhibitors and membrane bound receptors, including uPAR, and have recently been successful at developing functional imaging probes for breast, colon, and prostate cancer using novel technologies. Our antibody engineering studies have identified Fabs that recognize conformational states of the target enzyme or receptor and are being developed into functional probes for in vivo imaging. The methodologies we developed to identify these functional Fabs have also been applied to enzymes and membrane proteins for structural and functional studies.

Education

Allegheny College, Meadville, PA, B.S., 1976, Chemistry
Columbia University, N.Y., NY, M.A., 1978, Chemistry
Columbia University, N.Y., NY, Ph.D., 1981, Chemistry


Professional Experience

  • 1981-85
    Postgraduate Research Biochemist, Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics, UCSF
  • 1985-91
    Assistant Professor, Departments of Pharm. Chemistry and Biochemistry & Biophysics, UCSF
  • 1991-1994
    Associate Professor, Departments of Pharm. Chemistry and Biochemistry & Biophysics, UCSF
  • 1994-present
    Professor, Departments of Pharm. Chemistry, and Biochemistry & Biophysics, UCSF
  • 1995-present
    Professor, Departments of Pharm. Chemistry, Pharmacology and Biochemistry & Biophysics, UCSF

Honors & Awards

  • 1972-75
    National Honor Society; Alden Scholar
  • 1974-75
    Doane Distinguished Scholar, Phi Beta Kappa
  • 1975
    Richard Edwin Lee Scholar
  • 1985-86
    Top 100 Innovators - Science Digest

Selected Publications

  1. O'Donoghue AJ, Ivry SL, Chaudhury C, Hostetter DR, Hanahan D, Craik CS. Procathepsin E is highly abundant but minimally active in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma tumors. Biol Chem. 2016 Sep 1; 397(9):871-81.
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  2. Goupil LS, Ivry SL, Hsieh I, Suzuki BM, Craik CS, O'Donoghue AJ, McKerrow JH. Cysteine and Aspartyl Proteases Contribute to Protein Digestion in the Gut of Freshwater Planaria. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2016 Aug; 10(8):e0004893.
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  3. Homer CM, Summers DK, Goranov AI, Clarke SC, Wiesner DL, Diedrich JK, Moresco JJ, Toffaletti D, Upadhya R, Caradonna I, Petnic S, Pessino V, Cuomo CA, Lodge JK, Perfect J, Yates JR, Nielsen K, Craik CS, Madhani HD. Intracellular Action of a Secreted Peptide Required for Fungal Virulence. Cell Host Microbe. 2016 Jun 8; 19(6):849-64.
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  4. Le Gall SM, Szabo R, Lee M, Kirchhofer D, Craik CS, Bugge TH, Camerer E. Matriptase activation connects tissue factor-dependent coagulation initiation to epithelial proteolysis and signaling. Blood. 2016 Jun 23; 127(25):3260-9.
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  5. Drake CR, Sevillano N, Truillet C, Craik CS, VanBrocklin HF, Evans MJ. Site-Specific Radiofluorination of Biomolecules with 8-[(18)F]-Fluorooctanoic Acid Catalyzed by Lipoic Acid Ligase. ACS Chem Biol. 2016 Jun 17; 11(6):1587-94.
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  6. Julien O, Zhuang M, Wiita AP, O'Donoghue AJ, Knudsen GM, Craik CS, Wells JA. Quantitative MS-based enzymology of caspases reveals distinct protein substrate specificities, hierarchies, and cellular roles. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 Apr 5; 113(14):E2001-10.
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  7. Li H, O'Donoghue AJ, van der Linden WA, Xie SC, Yoo E, Foe IT, Tilley L, Craik CS, da Fonseca PC, Bogyo M. Structure- and function-based design of Plasmodium-selective proteasome inhibitors. Nature. 2016 Feb 10; 530(7589):233-6.
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  8. Gable JE, Lee GM, Acker TM, Hulce KR, Gonzalez ER, Schweigler P, Melkko S, Farady CJ, Craik CS. Fragment-Based Protein-Protein Interaction Antagonists of a Viral Dimeric Protease. ChemMedChem. 2016 Apr 19; 11(8):862-9.
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  9. Bibo-Verdugo B, O'Donoghue AJ, Rojo-Arreola L, Craik CS, García-Carreño F. Complementary Proteomic and Biochemical Analysis of Peptidases in Lobster Gastric Juice Uncovers the Functional Role of Individual Enzymes in Food Digestion. Mar Biotechnol (NY). 2016 Apr; 18(2):201-14.
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  10. Jones SK, Clarke SC, Craik CS, Bennett RJ. Evolutionary Selection on Barrier Activity: Bar1 Is an Aspartyl Protease with Novel Substrate Specificity. MBio. 2015; 6(6).
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  11. Wong KR, Menendez E, Craik CS, Kavanaugh WM, Vasiljeva O. In vivo imaging of protease activity by Probody therapeutic activation. Biochimie. 2016 Mar; 122:62-7.
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  12. Page MJ, Lourenço AL, David T, LeBeau AM, Cattaruzza F, Castro HC, VanBrocklin HF, Coughlin SR, Craik CS. Non-invasive imaging and cellular tracking of pulmonary emboli by near-infrared fluorescence and positron-emission tomography. Nat Commun. 2015; 6:8448.
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  13. Dvorák J, Fajtová P, Ulrychová L, Leontovyc A, Rojo-Arreola L, Suzuki BM, Horn M, Mareš M, Craik CS, Caffrey CR, O'Donoghue AJ. Excretion/secretion products from Schistosoma mansoni adults, eggs and schistosomula have unique peptidase specificity profiles. Biochimie. 2016 Mar; 122:99-109.
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  14. O'Donoghue AJ, Knudsen GM, Beekman C, Perry JA, Johnson AD, DeRisi JL, Craik CS, Bennett RJ. Destructin-1 is a collagen-degrading endopeptidase secreted by Pseudogymnoascus destructans, the causative agent of white-nose syndrome. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Jun 16; 112(24):7478-83.
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  15. Wermelinger LS, Frattani FS, Carneiro-Lobo TC, Craik CS, Castro HC, Zingali RB. Ecotin: Exploring a feasible antithrombotic profile. Int J Biol Macromol. 2015 Jul; 78:296-303.
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  16. LeBeau AM, Sevillano N, Markham K, Winter MB, Murphy ST, Hostetter DR, West J, Lowman H, Craik CS, VanBrocklin HF. Imaging active urokinase plasminogen activator in prostate cancer. Cancer Res. 2015 Apr 1; 75(7):1225-35.
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  17. Sharma V, Panwar P, O'Donoghue AJ, Cui H, Guido RV, Craik CS, Brömme D. Structural requirements for the collagenase and elastase activity of cathepsin K and its selective inhibition by an exosite inhibitor. Biochem J. 2015 Jan 1; 465(1):163-73.
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  18. Kim J, Wu S, Tomasiak TM, Mergel C, Winter MB, Stiller SB, Robles-Colmanares Y, Stroud RM, Tampé R, Craik CS, Cheng Y. Subnanometre-resolution electron cryomicroscopy structure of a heterodimeric ABC exporter. Nature. 2015 Jan 15; 517(7534):396-400.
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  19. Skala W, Utzschneider DT, Magdolen V, Debela M, Guo S, Craik CS, Brandstetter H, Goettig P. Structure-function analyses of human kallikrein-related peptidase 2 establish the 99-loop as master regulator of activity. J Biol Chem. 2014 Dec 5; 289(49):34267-83.
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  20. Mahon C, Krogan NJ, Craik CS, Pick E. Cullin E3 ligases and their rewiring by viral factors. Biomolecules. 2014; 4(4):897-930.
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