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Cell and Molecular Biology Graduate Students


Recent papers from some of our graduate students include:

  • Logan MK, McLaurin DM, Hebert MD. Synergistic interactions between Cajal bodies and the miRNA processing machinery. Mol Biol Cell. 2020 May 20:mbcE20020144. doi: 10.1091/mbc.E20-02-0144. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32432989.
  • Cobb JS, Zai-Rose V, Correia JJ, Janorkar AV. FT-IR Spectroscopic Analysis of the Secondary Structures Present during the Desiccation Induced Aggregation of Elastin-Like Polypeptide on Silica. ACS Omega. 2020 Apr 3;5(14):8403-8413. doi: 10.1021/acsomega.0c00271. PMID: 32309751; PMCID: PMC7161207.
  • Torres Fernandez ED, Huffman AM, Syed M, Romero DG, Yanes Cardozo LL. Effect of GLP-1 Receptor Agonists in the Cardiometabolic Complications in a Rat Model of Postmenopausal PCOS. Endocrinology. 2019 Dec 1;160(12):2787-2799. doi: 10.1210/en.2019-00450. PMID: 31593246; PMCID: PMC6825516.
  • Hoang NH, Strogolova V, Mosley JJ, Stuart RA, Hosler J. Hypoxia-inducible gene domain 1 proteins in yeast mitochondria protect against proton leak through complex IV. J Biol Chem. 2019 Nov 15;294(46):17669-17677. doi: 10.1074/jbc.RA119.010317. Epub 2019 Oct 7. PMID: 31591265; PMCID: PMC6873203.
  • Dragojevic S, Mackey R, Raucher D. Evaluation of Elastin-Like Polypeptides for Tumor Targeted Delivery of Doxorubicin to Glioblastoma. Molecules. 2019 Sep 6;24(18):3242. doi: 10.3390/molecules24183242. PMID: 31489879; PMCID: PMC6767252.
  • Burke MF, McLaurin DM, Logan MK, Hebert MD. Alteration of 28S rRNA 2'-methylation by etoposide correlates with decreased SMN phosphorylation and reduced Drosha levels. Biol Open. 2019 Mar 27;8(3):bio041848. doi: 10.1242/bio.041848. PMID: 30858166; PMCID: PMC6451326.
  • Strogolova V, Hoang NH, Hosler J, Stuart RA. The yeast mitochondrial proteins Rcf1 and Rcf2 support the enzymology of the cytochrome <i>c</i> oxidase complex and generation of the proton motive force. J Biol Chem. 2019 Mar 29;294(13):4867-4877. doi: 10.1074/jbc.RA118.006888. Epub 2019 Jan 25. PMID: 30683696; PMCID: PMC6442066.
  • Raucher D, Dragojevic S, Ryu J. Macromolecular Drug Carriers for Targeted Glioblastoma Therapy: Preclinical Studies, Challenges, and Future Perspectives. Front Oncol. 2018 Dec 17;8:624. doi: 10.3389/fonc.2018.00624. PMID: 30619758; PMCID: PMC6304427.
  • Kuna M, Waller JP, Logue OC, Bidwell GL 3rd. Polymer size affects biodistribution and placental accumulation of the drug delivery biopolymer elastin-like polypeptide in a rodent pregnancy model. Placenta. 2018 Dec;72-73:20-27. doi: 10.1016/j.placenta.2018.10.005. Epub 2018 Oct 20. PMID: 30501877; PMCID: PMC6287274.
  • Edwards KS, Ashraf S, Lomax TM, Wiseman JM, Hall ME, Gava FN, Hall JE, Hosler JP, Harmancey R. Uncoupling protein 3 deficiency impairs myocardial fatty acid oxidation and contractile recovery following ischemia/reperfusion. Basic Res Cardiol. 2018 Oct 29;113(6):47. doi: 10.1007/s00395-018-0707-9. PMID: 30374710; PMCID: PMC6208686.
  • Yang F, Scarbrough C, Sisson JH, Wirschell M. PKA, PP1, and DC1 phosphorylation mediate alcohol-induced ciliary dysfunction in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Alcohol. 2019 Mar;75:31-38. doi: 10.1016/j.alcohol.2018.05.001. Epub 2018 May 9. PMID: 30336351; PMCID: PMC6226345.
  • Zai-Rose V, West SJ, Kramer WH, Bishop GR, Lewis EA, Correia JJ. Effects of Doxorubicin on the Liquid-Liquid Phase Change Properties of Elastin-Like Polypeptides. Biophys J. 2018 Oct 16;115(8):1431-1444. doi: 10.1016/j.bpj.2018.09.006. Epub 2018 Sep 15. PMID: 30292393; PMCID: PMC6372195.
  • Logan MK, Burke MF, Hebert MD. Altered dynamics of scaRNA2 and scaRNA9 in response to stress correlates with disrupted nuclear organization. Biol Open. 2018 Sep 27;7(9):bio037101. doi: 10.1242/bio.037101. PMID: 30177550; PMCID: PMC6176948.
  • Syed M, Ball JP, Mathis KW, Hall ME, Ryan MJ, Rothenberg ME, Yanes Cardozo LL, Romero DG. MicroRNA-21 ablation exacerbates aldosterone-mediated cardiac injury, remodeling, and dysfunction. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2018 Dec 1;315(6):E1154-E1167. doi: 10.1152/ajpendo.00155.2018. Epub 2018 Aug 28. PMID: 30153065; PMCID: PMC6336952.
  • Torres Fernandez ED, Adams KV, Syed M, Maranon RO, Romero DG, Yanes Cardozo LL. Long-Lasting Androgen-Induced Cardiometabolic Effects in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. J Endocr Soc. 2018 Jul 10;2(8):949-964. doi: 10.1210/js.2018-00131. PMID: 30087950; PMCID: PMC6065488.
  • Cobb JS, Zai-Rose V, Correia JJ, Janorkar AV. Visualization of the temperature dependent rearrangement of SynB1 elastin-like polypeptide on silica using scanning electron microscopy. Anal Biochem. 2018 Oct 1;558:41-49. doi: 10.1016/j.ab.2018.07.023. Epub 2018 Jul 29. PMID: 30063889; PMCID: PMC6129980.
  • Burke MF, Logan MK, Hebert MD. Identification of additional regulatory RNPs that impact rRNA and U6 snRNA methylation. Biol Open. 2018 Aug 10;7(8):bio036095. doi: 10.1242/bio.036095. PMID: 30037971; PMCID: PMC6124571.
  • Kuna M, Mahdi F, Chade AR, Bidwell GL 3rd. Molecular Size Modulates Pharmacokinetics, Biodistribution, and Renal Deposition of the Drug Delivery Biopolymer Elastin-like Polypeptide. Sci Rep. 2018 May 21;8(1):7923. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-24897-9. PMID: 29784932; PMCID: PMC5962569.
  • Rajkowska G, Legutko B, Moulana M, Syed M, Romero DG, Stockmeier CA, Miguel- Hidalgo JJ. Astrocyte pathology in the ventral prefrontal white matter in depression. J Psychiatr Res. 2018 Jul;102:150-158. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2018.04.005. Epub 2018 Apr 7. PMID: 29660602; PMCID: PMC6005746.