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by Ledwell, Brian A last modified Apr 11, 2015 12:54 PM

Recent Publications  

*denotes student author

  • Lahvis G, Panksepp J, Kennedy B, Merriman DK (2015). Social conditioned place preference by captive ground squirrels: social reward as natural phenotype.  Journal of Comparative Psychology, ms # 2014-0387-RR in press.

  • Laursen WJ, Mastrotto M, Pesta D, Funk OH, Goodman JB, Merriman DK, Ingolia N, Shulman GI, Bagriantsev SN, Gracheva EO (2015). Neuronal UCP1 expression suggests a mechanism for local thermogenesis during hibernation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112: 1607-12. 

  • Fujino K, Horie M, Honda T, Merriman DK, Tomonaga K (2014). Inhibition of Borna disease virus replication by an endogenous bornavirus-like element in the ground squirrel genome. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111: 13175-80. 

  • Xu R, Andres-Mateos E, Mejias R, MacDonald EM, Leinwand LA, Merriman DK, Fink R, Cohn RD (2013). Hibernating squirrel muscle activates the endurance exercise pathway despite prolonged immobilization.  Experimental Neurology 247:392-401.

  • Andreas-Mateos E, Brinkmeier H, Burks T, Mejias R, Files C, Steinberger M, Solemaini A, Marx R, Simmers J, Lin BM, Finanger Hedderick E, Marr TG, Hourde C, Leinwand L,Kuh D, Foller M, S Vogelsang S, Hernandez-Diaz I, Merriman DK, Alvarez de la Rosa D, Lang F, Cohn RD (2013).  Activation of serum/glucocorticoid-induced kinase (SGK) is sufficient to maintain skeletal muscle homeostasis and prevent atrophy.  EMBO Molecular Medicine  5(1):80-91. 
  • Andres-Mateos E, Mejias R, Soleimani A, Lin BM, Burks TN, Marx R, Lin B, Zellars RC, Zhang Y, Huso DL, Marr TG, Leinwand LA, Merriman DK, Cohn RD (2012). Impaired skeletal muscle regeneration in the absence of fibrosis during hibernation in 13-lined ground squirrels. PLoS One 7(11):e48884. 
  • DK Merriman, GP Lahvis, M Jooss*, JA Gesicki*, K Schill (2012).  Five years on: Current practices in a captive breeding colony of 13-lined ground squirrels. Lab Animal NY 41:315-25.
  • DT Organisciak, DK Vaughan (2010). Retinal light damage: mechanisms and protection.  Progress in Retinal and Eye Research 29:113-134.

  • RE Marc, BW Jones, CB Watt, F Vazquez-Chona, DK Vaughan, DT Organisciak (2008).  Extreme retinal remodeling triggered by light damage: implications for AMD.  Molecular Vision 14:782-806.

  • SJ Fliesler, DK Vaughan, EC Jenewein*, MJ Richards, BA Nagel, NS Peachey (2007). Partial rescue of retinal function and sterol steady-state in a rat model of Smith-Lemli-Opitz Syndrome. Pediatric Research, 61(3):273-8.

  • DK Vaughan, AR Gruber*, ML Michalski, J Seidling*, S Schlink* (2006). Capture, care, and captive breeding of 13-lined ground squirrels, Spermophilus tridecemlineatus. Lab Animal NY 35(4):33-40.

  • DK Vaughan, NS Peachey, MJ Richards, B Buchan*, SJ Fliesler (2006). Light-induced exacerbation of retinal degeneration in a rat model of Smith-Lemli-Opitz Syndrome. Experimental Eye Research 82(3):496-504.

  • BW Jones, R. Marc, CB Watt, DK Vaughan, DT Organisciak (2005). Neural plasticity revealed by light-induced photoreceptor lesions. Proceedings of the IXth International Symposium on Retinal Degeneration (RD2004).



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by Ledwell, Brian A last modified Apr 11, 2015 12:54 PM