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Maria I. Morasso, Ph.D.

Selected Publications

1)  Duverger O, Isaac J, Zah A, Hwang J, Berdal A, Lian JB, Morasso MI.
In vivo impact of Dlx3 conditional inactivation in neural crest-derived craniofacial bones.
J. Cell. Physiol. 228: 654-64, 2013.
2)  Duverger O, Morasso MI.
To grow or not to grow: Hair morphogenesis and human genetic hair disorders.
Semin. Cell Dev. Biol. 25-26C: 22-33, 2013.
3)  Huebner AJ, Dai D, Morasso M, Schmidt EE, Schäfer M, Werner S, Roop DR.
Amniotic fluid activates the nrf2/keap1 pathway to repair an epidermal barrier defect in utero.
Dev. Cell. 23: 1238-46, 2012.
4)  Okano J, Levy C, Lichti U, Sun HW, Yuspa SH, Sakai Y, Morasso MI.
Cutaneous retinoic acid levels determine hair follicle development and downgrowth.
J. Biol. Chem. 287: 39304-15, 2012.
5)  Okano J, Lichti U, Mamiya S, Aronova M, Zhang G, Yuspa SH, Hamada H, Sakai Y, Morasso MI.
Increased retinoic acid levels through ablation of Cyp26b1 determine the processes of embryonic skin barrier formation and peridermal development.
J. Cell. Sci. 125: 1827-36, 2012.
6)  Duverger O, Zah A, Isaac J, Sun HW, Bartels AK, Lian JB, Berdal A, Hwang J, Morasso MI.
Neural crest deletion of Dlx3 leads to major dentin defects through down-regulation of Dspp.
J. Biol. Chem. 287: 12230-40, 2012.
7)  Hwang J, Kita R, Kwon HS, Choi EH, Lee SH, Udey MC, Morasso MI.
Epidermal ablation of Dlx3 is linked to IL-17-associated skin inflammation.
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 108: 11566-71, 2011.
8)  Duverger O, Chen SX, Lee D, Li T, Chock PB, Morasso MI.
SUMOylation of DLX3 by SUMO1 promotes its transcriptional activity.
J. Cell. Biochem. 112: 445-52, 2011.
9)  Morasso MI.
The Influence of Flightless I: regeneration versus wound healing.
J. Invest. Dermatol. 131: 816-7, 2011.
10)  Di Costanzo A, Festa L, Duverger O, Vivo M, Guerrini L, La Mantia G, Morasso MI, Calabrò V.
Homeodomain protein Dlx3 induces phosphorylation-dependent p63 degradation.
Cell Cycle. 8: 1185-95, 2009.
11)  Hwang J, Mehrani T, Millar SE, Morasso MI.
Dlx3 is a crucial regulator of hair follicle differentiation and cycling.
Development. 135: 3149-59, 2008.
12)  Duverger O, Lee D, Hassan MQ, Chen SX, Jaisser F, Lian JB, Morasso MI.
Molecular consequences of a frameshifted DLX3 mutant leading to Tricho-Dento-Osseous syndrome.
J. Biol. Chem. 283: 20198-208, 2008.
13)  Lo Iacono N, Mantero S, Chiarelli A, Garcia E, Mills AA, Morasso MI, Costanzo A, Levi G, Guerrini L, Merlo GR.
Regulation of Dlx5 and Dlx6 gene expression by p63 is involved in EEC and SHFM congenital limb defects.
Development. 135: 1377-88, 2008.
14)  Duverger O, Morasso MI.
Role of homeobox genes in the patterning, specification, and differentiation of ectodermal appendages in mammals.
J. Cell. Physiol. 216: 337-46, 2008.
15)  Radoja N, Guerrini L, Lo Iacono N, Merlo GR, Costanzo A, Weinberg WC, La Mantia G, Calabrò V, Morasso MI.
Homeobox gene Dlx3 is regulated by p63 during ectoderm development: relevance in the pathogenesis of ectodermal dysplasias.
Development. 134: 13-8, 2007.
16)  Hwang J, Kalinin A, Hwang M, Anderson DE, Kim MJ, Stojadinovic O, Tomic-Canic M, Lee SH, Morasso MI.
Role of Scarf and its binding target proteins in epidermal calcium homeostasis.
J. Biol. Chem. 282: 18645-53, 2007.
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