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Robert S. Aronstam, Ph.D.

R.S. Aronstam and H.L. Puhl, Muscarinic acetylcholine receptors, In: Encyclopedia of Neuroscience (G. Adelman and B Smith, eds.), CD-ROM, Elsevier Press, Amsterdam, 2003 (Third Edition)

D. Strassheim, L.G. May, K.A. Varker, H.L. Puhl, S.H. Phelps, R.A. Porter, R.S. Aronstam, J.D. Noti and C.L. Williams, Regulation of cytoplasmic myosin by M3 muscarinic acetylcholine receptors requires conventional protein kinase C isoforms and involves Rho proteins, J. Biol. Chem. 274:18675-18685, 1999

L.G. May, S. Johnson, S. Krebs, A. Newman and R.S. Aronstam, Involvement of protein kinase C and protein kinase A in the muscarinic receptors signaling pathways mediating phospholipase C activation, arachidonic acid release and calcium mobilization, Cellular Signaling11:179-187, 1999

Roger F. Brown, Ph.D.

D.E Day, J. E. White, R.F. Brown and K.D McMenamin, "Transformation of borate glasses into biologically useful materials," Glass Technol.44(2): 75-81, 2003

S. Conzone, R. Brown, D. Day, and G. Ehrhardt, "In vitro and in vivo dissolution behavior of a dysprosium lithium borate glass designed for the radiation synovectomy treatment of rheumatoid arthritis," J. Biomed Mat. Res. 60: 260-268, 2002

Ronald L. Frank, Ph.D.

R.L. Frank and F. Ercal, 2005, Evaluation of Glycine max mRNA clusters, submitted R. Mudhireddy, F. Ercal, R.L. Frank, 2004, Parallel Hash-Based EST Clustering Algorithm for Gene Sequencing, DNA and Cell Biol.23(10): 615-623

R.L. Frank and L.O. Vodkin, 1991, Sequence and structure of a phenylalanine ammonia-lyase gene from Glycine max, DNA Sequence-J, DNA Seq. and Map.1:335-346

Yue-wern Huang, Ph.D

Mauricio E. Solis and Yue-wern Huang.2006.Hematology and serum chemistry of Ozark and Eastern hellbenders (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis). Journal of Herpetologica. (Accepted)

Yue-wern Huang, David J. Hoffman, and William H. Karasov.2006. Oxidative stress induced in PCB-exposed northern leopard frogs, Rana Pipiens.Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. (Accepted)

Yue-wern Huang, Jason Matthews, Kirsten Fertuck, and Tim Zacharewski. 2005. Use of Xenopus laevis as a model for investigating in vitro and in vivo endocrine disruption in amphibians. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 24: 2002-2009.

Junnan Chen, Yue-wern Huang, Guanshu Liu, Zahra Afrasiabi, Ekkehard Sinn, and Yinfa Ma.2004.The anticancer activity and the mechanism study of 1,2 naphthoquinone thiosemicarbazone and its metal derivatives against MCF-7 human breast cancer cells.Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology 197:40-48.

Nord L. Gale, Craig D. Adams, Bobby G. Wixson, Keith A. Loftin, and Yue-wern Huang.2004.Lead, zinc, copper, and cadmium in fish and river sediments from the Big River and Flat River Creek of Missouri Old Lead Belt.Environmental Geochemistry and Health 26:37-49.

Anne M. Maglia, Ph.D.

Pugener, L.A., and A.M. Maglia. 2007. Skeletal morphology and development of the olfactory region of Spea multiplicata (Anura: Pelobatidae).  J. Anat. 211(6): 737–753.

Maglia, A.M., Pugener, L.A., and J.M. Mueller. 2007. Skeletal morphology and postmetamorphic ontogeny of Acris crepitans (Anura: Hylidae): A case of minaturization in frogs. J. Morphol. 286:194–223.

Roy, A., Leopold, J.L. and A.M. Maglia. 2007. Alternative splicing: Associating frequency with isoforms. Proc. IEEE 7th Int. Symposium on Bioinformatics and Bioengineering (BIBE 2007).

Guntly, L., Leopold, J.L. and A.M. Maglia. 2007. Determining domain similarity and domain-protein similarity using functional similarity measurements of gene ontology terms. Proc. IEEE 7th Int. Symposium on Bioinformatics and Bioengineering (BIBE 2007).

Leopold, J., Maglia, A.M., Thakur, M., Patel, B., and F. Ercal. 2007. Identifying character non-independence in phylogenetic data using parallelized rule induction from coverings. Data Mining VIII: Data, Text, and Web Mining and Their Business Applications, WIT Transactions on Information and Communication Technologies. 38:45-54.

Maglia, A.M., Leopold, J.L., Pugener, L.A., and S. Gauch.  2007. An anatomical ontology of amphibians. Proc. of the Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing. 12:367-378.

Banbury, B.L., and Maglia, A.M. 2006. Osteological Development of Spea multiplicata and a Comparison of   the Development of Pelobatid Frogs. J. Morphol..267:803-821.

Dimitriu, P. A., Shukla, S., Conradt, J., Marquez, M. C., Ventosa, A., Maglia, A. M., Peyton, B., Pinkart, H. C., and M. R. Mormile. 2005. Nitrincola lacisaponensis gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel alkaliphilic bacterium isolated from an alkaline, saline lake. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 55: 2273-2278.

Leopold, J. T. Hoeft, and Maglia, A. 2005. Interactive anatomy online: The MorpholgyNet digital library of anatomy. IEEE Potentials. 24(2)39-41.

Hu, X., Maglia, A.M., and Wunsch, D. J., II. 2005. A General Recurrent Neural Network Approach to Model Genetic Regulatory Networks. Proc. 27th Int Conf IEEE Eng Med Biol.

Maglia, A. M., Leopold, J. L., and Ghatti, V. R. 2004. Identifying Character Non-Independence in Phylogenetic Data Using Data Mining Techniques. In: Y.-P. Chen (ed.) Bioinformatics 2004 (APBC2004). ACM Conf. Research Pract. Inf. Technol. 29:181-190.

Melanie R. Mormile, Ph.D.

Kovacik, Jr., W.P., K. Takai, M.R. Mormile, J.P. McKinley, F.J. Brockman, J.K. Fredrickson, and W.E. Holben.2006.Molecular analysis of deep subsurface Cretaceous rock indicates abundant Fe(III)- and S0-reducing bacteria in a sulfate-rich environment.Environmental Microbiology, 8: 141-155.

Macauley, J.J, Z. Qiang, C.D. Adams, R. Surampalli, and M.R. Mormile.2006.Disinfection of swine wastewater using chlorine, ultraviolet light and ozone.Water Research, 40: 2017-2026.

Loftin, K.A., C. Henny, C.A. Adams, R. Surampali, M.R. Mormile.2005. Inhibition of microbial metabolism in anaerobic lagoons by selected sulfonamides, tetracyclines, lincomycin, and tylosin tartate.Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 24: 782-788.

Dimitriu, P.A., S.K. Shukla, J. Conradt, M.C. Marquez, A. Ventosa, A. Maglia, B.M. Peyton, H.C. Pinkart, and M.R. Mormile.2005. Nitrincola lacisaponensis gen. nov., a novel alkaliphilic bacterium isolated from a alkaline, saline lake.International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 55: 2273-2278.

England, E., M. Roberts, M.R. Mormile, M. Fitch.2005.Toluene removal in membrane bioreactors under recirculating and non-recirculating liquid conditions.Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, 7: 259-269.

Dev K. Niyogi, Ph.D.

D.K. Niyogi, K.S. Simon, and C.R. Townsend, 2004, Land use and stream ecosystem functioning: nutrient uptake in streams that contrast in agricultural development, Archiv für Hydrobiologie160:471-476.

D.K. Niyogi, K.S. Simon and C.R. Townsend, 2003, Breakdown of tussock grass in streams along a gradient of agricultural development, Freshwater Biol.48:1698-1708

D.K. Niyogi, W.M. Lewis Jr, and D.M. McKnight, 2002, Effects of stress from mine drainage on diversity, biomass, and function of primary producers in mountain streams, Ecosystems, 5:554-567

D.K. Niyogi, W.M. Lewis Jr. and D.M. McKnight, 2001, Litter breakdown in mountain streams affected by mine drainage: biotic mediation of abiotic controls, Ecological Applications11:506-516

Katie B. Shannon, Ph.D.

Stayton, I., Winiarz, J., Shannon, K., Ma, Y.* (2009) Study of Uptake and Loss of Silica Nanoparticles in Living Human Lung Epithelial Cells at the Single Cell Level. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry. DOI 10.1007/s00216-009-2839-0

Park, S., Cable, A.E., Blair, J., Stockstill, K.E., Shannon, K.B.* (2009) Bub2 Regulation of Cytokinesis and Septation in Budding Yeast. BMC Cell Biology 10:43

Lin, W., Xu, Y., Huang, C., Ma, Y., Shannon, K.B., Chen, D. and Huang, Y.* (2008) In Vitro Oxidative Stress and DNA Damage Induced by Nano- and Micro-sized ZnO Particles in Human Lung Epithelial Cells. Journal of Nanoparticle Research Special Issue: Nanoparticles and Occupation Safety. DOI 10.1007/s11051-008-9419-7.

Ogony, J., Mathews, R., Anni, H., Shannon, K., and Ercal, N.* (2007) The mechanism of elevated toxicity in HepG2 cells due to combined exposure to ethanol and ionizing radiation. Journal of Applied Toxicology Published Online: Jul 13 2007 11:12AM in print J. Appl. Toxicol. 2008; 28: 345-355

David J. Westenberg, Ph.D.

D.J. Westenberg, 2002, Evidence for AHL autoinducer production by the soybean symbiont Bradyrhizobium japonicum. In: Finan et al. (eds.), Nitrogen Fixation: Global Perspectives, CABI Publishing, Oxford University Press, Cary, NC

V. Gulley and D.J. Westenberg, 2002, Regulation of the Bradyrhizobium japonicum sdh operon encoding succinate dehydrogenase, In: Finan et al (eds.), Nitrogen Fixation: Global Perspectives, CABI Publishing, Oxford University Press, Cary, NC

D. J. Westenberg and M. L. Guerinot, 1999, Succinate dehydrogenase (Sdh) from Bradyrhizobium japonicum is closely related to mitochondrial Sdh and is sensitive to the agricultural fungicide carboxin, J. Bacteriol.181:4676-4679

D. J. Westenberg and M. L. Guerinot, 1997, The role of metals in bacterial gene regulation, Adv. Genetics 36:187-238

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