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Cynthia Cooper's Lab Zebrafish Pigment Cell Biology


Leachman S.A. et al. (2019)  Melanoma to Vitiligo: the melanocyte in biology & medicine – Joint Montagna Symposium on the Biology of Skin/PanAmerican Society for Pigment Cell Research Annual Meeting J Invest Derm (in press)

Nguyen P., Yefimov B., Coffin A.B. and Cooper C.D. (2019)  Electro-immobilization as an alternative method to chemical immobilization of larval zebrafish Trans Amer Fisheries Soc doi: 10.1002/tafs.10167

Peterson K.A., Neuffer S., Bean M., New L., Coffin A.B. and Cooper C.D. (2019)  Melanosome-related proteins Vps11, Oca2 and Mitfa promote cisplatin chemoresistance in zebrafish melanocytes Exp Derm doi: 10.1111/exd.13937

Cooper C.D., Erickson S.D., Yin S., Moravec T., Peh B. and Curran K. (2018)  Protein Kinase A Signaling Inhibits Iridophore Differentiation in Zebrafish J Dev Bio  doi:10.3390/jdb6040023

Cooper C.D. (2017) Insights from zebrafish on human pigment cell disease and treatment Dev Dyn 246(11):889-896.

Klionsky D.J.….C.D. Cooper et al. (2016) Guidelines for the use and interpretation of assays for monitoring autophagy (3rd edition) Autophagy 12(1): 1-222.

Wagner T.L., Cooper C.D., Gross J.A. and A.B. Coffin (2015). The effect of seismic waterguns on the inner ears of round goby Journal of Great Lakes doi:10.1016/j.jglr.2015.08.012

Lambert M.J., Cochran W.O., Wilde B.M., Olsen K.G. and C.D. Cooper (2015) “Evidence for widespread subfunctionalization of splice forms in vertebrate genomes” Genome Res 25(5): 624-32.

Lambert M.J., Olsen K.G. and C.D. Cooper (2014) “Gene duplication followed by exon structure divergence substitutes for alternative splicing in zebrafish” Gene 546(2):271-6.

Beirl A.J., Linbo T.H., Cobb M.J. and C.D. Cooper (2014) “oca2 regulation of chromatophore differentiation and number is cell type specific in zebrafish” Pigment Cell & Melanoma Res 27(2):178-89.

Clancey L.F., Beirl A.J., Linbo T.H. and C.D. Cooper (2013) “Maintenance of melanophore morphology and survival is cathepsin and vps11 dependent in zebrafish” PLoS ONE 8(5):e65096.

Cooper C.D., Linbo T.H. and D.W. Raible (2009) “kit and foxd3 genetically interact to regulate melanophore survival in zebrafish” Dev Dyn 238(4):875-886.

Cooper C.D. and D.W. Raible (2008) “Mechanisms for reaching the differentiated state: Insights from neural crest derived melanocytes.” Sem Cell Dev Biol 20(1):105-110.

Lampe P.D., Cooper C.D., King T. J. and Burt J.M. (2006) “Analysis of Connexin43 phosphorylated at S325, S328 and S330 in normoxic and ischemic heart.” J Cell Sci 119:3435-42.

Lister J.A., Cooper C, Nguyen K, Modrell M, Grant K, Raible D.W. (2006) “Zebrafish foxd3 is required for development of a subset of neural crest derivatives.” Dev Biol 290:92-104.

Cooper, C.D. and P.D. Lampe (2002) “Casein Kinase 1 Regulates Connexin43 Gap Junction Assembly.” Journal of Biological Chemistry, 277(47):44962-44968

Cooper, C.D., Solan, J.L., Dolejsi, M.K., Lampe, P.D. (2000) “Analysis of Connexin Phosphorylation Sites.” Methods 20(2):196-204.