Publications

  1. Yang J, Hartjes KA, Nelson TJ, Xu X. Cessation of contraction induces cardiomyocyte remodeling during zebrafish cardiogenesis. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2014 Feb; 306(3):H382-95. Epub 2013 Dec 06.
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  2. Campbell JM, Hartjes KA, Nelson TJ, Xu X, Ekker SC. New and TALENted genome engineering toolbox. Circ Res. 2013 Aug 16; 113(5):571-87.
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  3. Ding Y, Liu W, Deng Y, Jomok B, Yang J, Huang W, Clark KJ, Zhong TP, Lin X, Ekker SC, Xu X. Trapping cardiac recessive mutants via expression-based insertional mutagenesis screening. Circ Res. 2013 Feb 15; 112(4):606-17. Epub 2013 Jan 02.
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  4. Bishu K, Ogut O, Kushwaha S, Mohammed SF, Ohtani T, Xu X, Brozovich FV, Redfield MM. Anti-remodeling effects of rapamycin in experimental heart failure: dose response and interaction with Angiotensin receptor blockade. PLoS One. 2013; 8(12):e81325. Epub 2013 Dec 03.
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  5. Yang J, Xu X. alpha-Actinin2 is required for the lateral alignment of Z discs and ventricular chamber enlargement during zebrafish cardiogenesis. FASEB J. 2012 Oct; 26(10):4230-42. Epub 2012 Jul 05.
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  6. Wittenberg NJ, Im H, Xu X, Wootla B, Watzlawik J, Warrington AE, Rodriguez M, Oh SH. High-affinity binding of remyelinating natural autoantibodies to myelin-mimicking lipid bilayers revealed by nanohole surface plasmon resonance. Anal Chem. 2012 Jul 17; 84(14):6031-9. Epub 2012 Jul 03.
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  7. Kushwaha S, Xu X. Target of rapamycin (TOR)-based therapy for cardiomyopathy: evidence from zebrafish and human studies. Trends Cardiovasc Med. 2012 Feb; 22(2):39-43. Epub 2012 Jul 28.
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  8. Caron A, Xu X, Lin X. Wnt/beta-catenin signaling directly regulates Foxj1 expression and ciliogenesis in zebrafish Kupffer's vesicle. Development. 2012 Feb; 139(3):514-24. Epub 2011 Dec 21.
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  9. Ding Y, Sun X, Xu X. TOR-autophagy signaling in adult zebrafish models of cardiomyopathy. Autophagy. 2012 Jan; 8(1):142-3. Epub 2012 Jan 01.
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  10. Yang J, Xu X. Immunostaining of dissected zebrafish embryonic heart. J Vis Exp. 2012; (59):e3510. Epub 2012 Jan 10.
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  11. Sun X, Xu X. Anemic zebrafish models of cardiomyopathy. Methods in Pharmacology and Toxicology. 2012; 41-54.
  12. Hoage T, Ding Y, Xu X. Quantifying cardiac functions in embryonic and adult zebrafish. Methods Mol Biol. 2012; 843:11-20.
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  13. Hoage T, Sun X, Xu X. Functions of the Wnt/beta-catenin pathway in an anemia-induced zebrafish model of cardiomyopathy are location dependent. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2011 Nov 25; 415(3):490-6. Epub 2011 Oct 28.
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  14. Ding Y, Sun X, Huang W, Hoage T, Redfield M, Kushwaha S, Sivasubbu S, Lin X, Ekker S, Xu X. Haploinsufficiency of target of rapamycin attenuates cardiomyopathies in adult zebrafish. Circ Res. 2011 Sep 2; 109(6):658-69. Epub 2011 Jul 14.
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  15. Clark KJ, Balciunas D, Pogoda HM, Ding Y, Westcot SE, Bedell VM, Greenwood TM, Urban MD, Skuster KJ, Petzold AM, Ni J, Nielsen AL, Patowary A, Scaria V, Sivasubbu S, Xu X, Hammerschmidt M, Ekker SC. In vivo protein trapping produces a functional expression codex of the vertebrate proteome. Nat Methods. 2011 Jun; 8(6):506-15. Epub 2011 May 08.
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  16. Zhang R, Yang J, Zhu J, Xu X. Depletion of zebrafish Tcap leads to muscular dystrophy via disrupting sarcomere-membrane interaction, not sarcomere assembly. Hum Mol Genet. 2009 Nov 1; 18(21):4130-40. Epub 2009 Aug 12.
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  17. Huang W, Zhang R, Xu X. Myofibrillogenesis in the developing zebrafish heart: A functional study of tnnt2. Dev Biol. 2009 Jul 15; 331(2):237-49. Epub 2009 May 07.
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  18. Zhang R, Xu X. Transient and transgenic analysis of the zebrafish ventricular myosin heavy chain (vmhc) promoter: an inhibitory mechanism of ventricle-specific gene expression. Dev Dyn. 2009 Jun; 238(6):1564-73.
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  19. Lin X, Xu X. Distinct functions of Wnt/beta-catenin signaling in KV development and cardiac asymmetry. Development. 2009 Jan; 136(2):207-17.
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  20. Sun X, Hoage T, Bai P, Ding Y, Chen Z, Zhang R, Huang W, Jahangir A, Paw B, Li YG, Xu X. Cardiac hypertrophy involves both myocyte hypertrophy and hyperplasia in anemic zebrafish. PLoS One. 2009; 4(8):e6596. Epub 2009 Aug 12.
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  21. Chen Z, Huang W, Dahme T, Rottbauer W, Ackerman MJ, Xu X. Depletion of zebrafish essential and regulatory myosin light chains reduces cardiac function through distinct mechanisms. Cardiovasc Res. 2008 Jul 1; 79(1):97-108. Epub 2008 Mar 14.
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  22. Sun X, Zhang R, Lin X, Xu X. Wnt3a regulates the development of cardiac neural crest cells by modulating expression of cysteine-rich intestinal protein 2 in rhombomere 6. Circ Res. 2008 Apr 11; 102(7):831-9. Epub 2008 Feb 21.
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  23. Lin X, Rinaldo L, Fazly AF, Xu X. Depletion of Med10 enhances Wnt and suppresses Nodal signaling during zebrafish embryogenesis. Dev Biol. 2007 Mar 15; 303(2):536-48.
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  24. Rich A, Leddon SA, Hess SL, Gibbons SJ, Miller S, Xu X, Farrugai G. Kit-like immunoreactivity in the zebrafish gastrointestinal tract reveals putative ICC. Dev Dyn. 2007 Mar; 236(3):903-11.
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  25. Seeley M, Huang W, Chen Z, Wolff WO, Lin X, Xu X. Depletion of zebrafish titin reduces cardiac contractility by disrupting the assembly of Z-discs and A-bands. Circ Res. 2007 Feb 2; 100(2):238-45. Epub 2006 Dec 14.
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  26. Wang L, Dutta SK, Kojima T, Xu X, Khosravi-Far R, Ekker SC, Mukhopadhyay D. Neuropilin-1 modulates p53/caspases axis to promote endothelial cell survival. PLoS One. 2007; 2(11):e1161. Epub 2007 Nov 14.
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  27. Wang L, Mukhopadhyay D, Xu X. C terminus of RGS-GAIP-interacting protein conveys neuropilin-1-mediated signaling during angiogenesis. FASEB J. 2006 Jul; 20(9):1513-5. Epub 2006 Jun 05.
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  28. Bos JM, Poley RN, Ny M, Tester DJ, Xu X, Vatta M, Towbin JA, Gersh BJ, Ommen SR, Ackerman MJ. Genotype-phenotype relationships involving hypertrophic cardiomyopathy-associated mutations in titin, muscle LIM protein, and telethonin. Mol Genet Metab. 2006 May; 88(1):78-85. Epub 2005 Dec 13.
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  29. Xu X, Meiler SE, Zhong TP, Mohideen M, Crossley DA, Burggren WW, Fishman MC. Cardiomyopathy in zebrafish due to mutation in an alternatively spliced exon of titin. Nat Genet. 2002 Feb; 30(2):205-9.
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  30. Zaffran S, Xu X, Lo PC, Lee HH, Frasch M. Cardiogenesis in the Drosophila model: control mechanisms during early induction and diversification of cardiac progenitors. Cold Spring Harb Symp Quant Biol. 2002; 67:1-12.
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  31. Nguyen HT, Xu X. Drosophila mef2 expression during mesoderm development is controlled by a complex array of cis-acting regulatory modules. Dev Biol. 1998 Dec 15; 204(2):550-66.
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  32. Xu X, Yin Z, Hudson JB, Ferguson EL, Frasch M. Smad proteins act in combination with synergistic and antagonistic regulators to target Dpp responses to the Drosophila mesoderm. Genes Dev. 1998 Aug 1; 12(15):2354-70.
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  33. Yin Z, Xu X, Frasch M. Regulation of the twist target gene tinman by modular cis-regulatory elements during early mesoderm development. Development. 1997 Dec; 124(24):4971-82.
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  34. Zhou Y, Xu X, Liu Z, Zhao S. Analysis of the transcriptional regulation by the 5’-upstream sequences of Tumor Necrosis Factor. Chinese Science Bulletin. 1992; 37(1):74-7.