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The Makarenkova Lab

Selected publications (last three years)

Makarenkova, H., Gonzalez, K.G., Kiossis WB, Meech, R. 2009. Barx2 controls myoblast fusion and promotes MyoD-mediated activation of the smooth muscle alpha actin gene.  J. Biol. Chem. 284(22):14866-74. PMCID: PMC2685668

Kalinina J, Byron SA, Makarenkova HP, Olsen SK, Eliseenkova AV, Larochelle WJ, Dhanabal M, Blais S, Ornitz DM, Day LA, Neubert TA, Pollock PM, Mohammadi M. 2009. Homodimerization controls the fibroblast growth factor 9 subfamily's receptor binding and heparan sulfate-dependent diffusion in the extracellular matrix. Mol Cell Biol. 2009 Sep;29(17):4663-78. PMCID: PMC2725704

Makarenkova. H.P., Hoffman, M.P., Beenken, A., Eliseenkova, A.V., Meech, R., Tsau, C., Patel, V.N., Lang, R.A., Mohammadi, M. 2009. Differential Interactions of FGFs with heparin sulfate control gradient formation and branching morphogenesis. Science Signaling.  2(88): ra55. PMCID: PMC2884999

Meech R, Gomez M, Woolley C, Barro M, Hulin JA, Walcott AC, Delgado J, and Makarenkova HP. The Homeobox Transcription Factor Barx2 Regulates Plasticity of Young Primary Myofibers. PLoS One. 2010; 5(7): e11612. Published online 2010 July 15. doi: 10.1371/Journal.pone.0011612. PMCID: PMC2904708

Chen S., Owens G.S., Makarenkova H., Edelman D.B. 2010. HDAC6 regulates mitochondrial transport in hippocampal neurons. PLoS One. 2010; 5(5): e10848. Published online 2010 May 26. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0010848. PMCID: PMC2877100

Ingraham C.A., Park G.C., Makarenkova H.P., Crossin K.L. 2011 Matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-9induced by Wnt signaling increases the proliferation and migration of embryonic neural stem cells at low O2 levels. J Biol Chem.;286(20):17649-57.

Wu X, Xu K, Zhang L, Deng Y, Lee P, Shapiro E, Monaco M, Makarenkova HP, Li J, Lepor H, Grishina I. 2011 Differentiation of the ductal epithelium and smooth muscle in the prostate gland are regulated by the Notch/PTEN-dependent mechanism. Dev Biol. 2011 May 20.

Tsau C, Ito M, Gromova A, Hoffman MP, Meech R, Makarenkova HP. 2011. Barx2 and Fgf10 regulate ocular glands branching morphogenesis by controlling extracellular matrix remodeling. Development. 2011 Aug;138(15):3307-17.

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