Student and Faculty Publications
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* indicates undergraduate co-authors
Hackert, M.L. and Sandwick, R.K. Study Guide and Solutions Manual for Chemistry and Life, An Introduction to General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry, Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs., NJ (in press)
Choi, S.; Vastag, L.; Larrabee, Y. C.;* Personick, M. L.;* Schaberg, K. B.;* Fowler, B. J.;* Sandwick, R. K.; Rawji, G. "The Importance of Pt(II) Catalyzed Pt(IV) Substitution for the Oxidation of Guanosine Derivatives by Pt(IV) Complexes" Inorg. Chem., 2008, 47, 1352-1360.
Dunning, D.W., L.W. McCall*, W.F. Powell*, W.Tristram Arscott*, Erin M. McConocha*, Cheryl J. McClurg*, Steven D. Goodman, and Grace A. Spatafora. 2008. SloR modulation of the Streptococcus mutans acid tolerance response involves the GcrR response regulator as an essential intermediary. Microbiology, 154:1132-1143.
Ward JO, Reinholdt LG, Motley WW*, Niswander LM*, Deacon DC*, Griffin LB* et al. 2007. Mutation in Mouse Hei10, an E3 Ubiquitin Ligase, Disrupts Meiotic Crossing Over. PLoS Genet 3(8): e139 doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.0030139
Kim S, Namekawa SH, Niswander LM*, Ward JO, Lee JT, et al. 2007. A mammal-specific Doublesex homolog associates with male sex chromatin and is required for male meiosis. PLoS Genet 3(4): e62. doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.0030062
"Radical Reactions Mediated by Cyclobutadieneiron Tricarbonyl" Byers, J. H.; Sontum, S. F.; Dimitrova, T. S.*; Huque, S.*; Zhang, Y.*; Zegarelli, B. M.*; Jasinski, J. P; Butcher, R. P. Organometallics 2006, 25, 3787.
Senadheera, D.*, A. Lee, D. Hung, G. Spatafora, S. Goodman, and D. Cvitkovitch. 2006. The Streptococcus mutans vicX gene product modulates gtfB/C expression, biofilm formation, genetic competence and oxidative stress tolerance. J. Bacteriol. Accepted.
Rolerson, E., A. Swick, L. Newlon*, C. Palmer*, Y. Pan*, B. Keeshan*, and G. Spatafora. 2006. The SloR/Dlg metalloregulator modulates Streptococcus mutans virulence gene expression. J. Bacteriol. 188:5033-5044.
Combelles, C.M.H., and Racowsky, C. 2005. Assessing and optimizing oocyte quality during ART treatment. Seminars in Reproductive Medicine 3: 277-284.
Combelles, C.M.H., Orasanu, B., Ginsburg, E.S., and Racowsky, C. 2005. Optimum number of embryos to transfer in women more than 40 years of age undergoing treatment with assisted reproductive technologies. Fertility and Sterility 84: 1637-1642.
Ibanez, E., Sanfins, A., Combelles, C.M.H., Overstrom, E.W., and Albertini, D.F. 2005. Genetic strain variations in the metaphase-II phenotype of mouse oocytes matured in vivo or in vitro. Reproduction 130: 845-855.
Combelles, C.M.H., Albertini, D.F., Fissore, R.A., and Racowsky, C. 2005. In-vitro maturation of human oocytes and cumulus cells using a coculture three-dimensional collagen gel system. Human Reproduction 20: 1349-1358.
Sandwick, R.K., Johanson, M.*, Breuer, E.*, 2005. in The Maillard Reaction: Chemistry at the Interface of Nutrition, Aging, and Disease, Baynes, J., Monnier, V.M., Ames, J.M., and Thorpe, S.R. (eds), Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, New York, 1043, 85 - 96
Senadheera, M.D., B. Guggenheim, G.A. Spatafora, Y.-C.C. Huang, J. Choi, D.C.I. Hung, J.S. Treglown, S.D. Goodman, R.P. Ellen and D.G. Cvitkovitch. 2005. A VicRK signal transduciton system in Streptococcus mutans affects gtfBCD, gbpB, and ftf expression, biofilm formation, and genetic competence development. J. Bacteriol. 187:4064-4076.
Mahaffy, P. and C. Watters. 2005. Seeing and Understanding: Guiding Visualization Research in Science and Education. Paper presented to the Annual Meeting of Principal Investigators, NSF, Directorate of Education and Human Resources, Division of Research, Evaluation and Communication; Arlington VA, 8-9 December.
Watters, C., D. Guertin, D. Conache*, and D. Koparov*. 2005. Visualizing the Structure and Function of Integral Membrane Proteins. A poster presented to the Gordon Research Conference on Visualization in Science and Education, Queens College, Oxford University, 1-6 July 2005.
Cluss, R. G., Silverman*, D. A., and T. R. Stafford*. 2004. Extracellular secretion of the Borrelia burgdorferi Oms28 Porin and Bgp, a glycosaminoglycan binding protein. Infect. Immun. 62:6279-6286.
Combelles, C.M.H., Carabatsos, M.J. Kumar, T.R., Matzuk, M.M.M., and Albertini, D.F. 2004. Hormonal control of somatic cell polarity during ovarian follicle development. Molecular Reproduction and Development 69: 347-355.
Albertini, D.F., Sanfins, A., and Combelles, C.M.H. 2003. Origins and manifestations of oocyte maturation competencies. Reproductive BioMedicine Online 6: 410-415.
Combelles, C.M.H., Albertini, D.F., and Racowsky, C. 2003. Distinct microtubule and chromatin characteristics of human oocytes after failed in vivo and in vitro meiotic maturation. Human Reproduction 18: 2124-2130.
Racowsky, C., Combelles, C.M.H., Nureddin, A., Pan, Y., Finn, A., Miles, L., Gale, S., O’Leary, T., and Jackson, K.V. 2003. Day 3 and day 5 morphological predictors of embryo quality. Reproductive BioMedicine Online 6: 323-331.
Combelles, C.M.H., and Albertini, D.F. 2003. Assessment of oocyte quality following repeated gonadotropin stimulation in the mouse. Biology of Reproduction 68: 812-821.
Meola,M, Yamen,B., Weaver,K., and Sandwick,RK. (2003) "The Catalytic Effect of Mg2+ and Imidazole on the Decomposition of 5-Phosphoribosyl-a-1-pyrophosphate in Aqueous Solution" (in press)
Ward JO, Reinholdt LG, Hartford SA, Wilson LA, Munroe RJ, Schimenti KJ, Libby BL, O'Brien M, Pendola JK, Eppig J and Schimenti JC. 2003. Toward the genetics of mammalian reproduction: Induction and mapping of gametogenesis mutants in mice. Biol Reprod. 69:1615-1625
Combelles, C.M.H., Cekleniak, N.A., Racowsky, C., and Albertini, D.F. 2002. Assessment of nuclear and cytoplasmic maturation in in-vitro matured human oocytes. Human Reproduction 17: 1006-1016.
Spatafora, G., N. Van Hoeven*, K. Wagner and P. Fives-Taylor. 2002. Evidence that ORF3 at the S. parasanguis fimA locus codes for a thiol-specific antioxidant. Microbiology 148:755-762.
Combelles, C.M.H., and Albertini, D.F. 2001. Microtubule patterning during meiotic maturation in mouse oocytes is determined by cell cycle-specific sorting and redistribution of ?-tubulin. Developmental Biology 239: 281-294.
Albertini, D.F., Combelles, C.M.H., Benecchi, E., and Carabatsos, M.J. 2001. Cellular basis for paracrine regulation of ovarian follicle development. Reproduction 121: 647-653.
Cekleniak, N.A., Combelles, C.M.H., Ganz, D.A., Fung, J., Albertini, D.F., and Racowsky, C. 2001. A novel system for in vitro maturation of human oocytes. Fertility and Sterility 75: 1185-1193.
Spatafora, G., M. Moore*, S. Landgren, E. Stonehouse* and S. Michalek. 2001. Expression of S. mutans fimA is iron-responsive and regulated by a DtxR homolog. Microbiology 147:1599-1610.
Ward JO, McConnell M, Licht J, Freedman LP. 2001. The acute promyelocytic leukemia-associated protein, promyelocytic leukemia zinc finger, regulates 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3-induced monocytic differentiation of U937 cells through a physical interaction with vitamin D3 receptor. Blood. 98:3290-3300.
Combelles, C.M.H., Carabatsos, M.J., London, S.N., Mailhes, J.B., and Albertini, D.F. 2000. Centrosome-specific perturbations during in vitro maturation of mouse oocytes exposed to cocaine. Experimental Cell Research 260: 116-126.
Carabatsos, M.J., Combelles, C.M.H., Messinger, S.M., and Albertini, D.F. 2000. Sorting and reorganization of centrosomes during oocyte maturation in the mouse. Microscopy and Research Techniques 49: 435-444.
Dennis, A., Puskas, M., Stasaitis, S., and Sandwick, R.K. (2000) "The Formation of a 1-5 Phosphodiester Linkage in the Spontaneous Breakdown of 5-Phosphoribosyl-a-1-Pyrophosphate", J. Inorg. Biochem., 81, 73 - 80