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Project Publications: University of California-San Diego: Genetics and Metabolomics Core

Superfund Research Program

Genetics and Metabolomics Core

Project Leader: Pamela L. Mellon
Co-Investigators: Mohit Jain, Christopher W. Benner
Grant Number: P42ES010337
Funding Period: 2017-2022
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  • Cifarelli V, Beeman SC, Smith GI, Yoshino J, Morozov D, Beals JW, Kayser BD, Watrous JD, Jain M, Patterson BW, Klein S. 2020. Decreased adipose tissue oxygenation associates with insulin resistance in individuals with obesity. J Clin Invest 130(12):6688-6699. doi:10.1172/JCI141828 PMID:33164985 PMCID:PMC7685757
  • Core N, Erni A, Hoffmann HM, Mellon PL, Saurin AJ, Beclin C, Cremer H. 2020. Stem cell regionalization during olfactory bulb neurogenesis depends on regulatory interactions between Vax1 and Pax6. Elife 9:doi:10.7554/eLife.58215 PMID:32762844 PMCID:PMC7440913
  • Gou L, Lim D, Ma W, Aubol BE, Hao Y, Wang X, Zhao J, Liang Z, Shao C, Zhang X, Meng F, Li H, Zhang X, Xu R, Li D, Rosenfeld MG, Mellon PL, Adams JA, Liu M, Fu X. 2020. Initiation of parental genome reprogramming in fertilized oocyte by splicing kinase SRPK1 catalyzed protamine phosphorylation. Cell 180:doi:10.1016/j.cell.2020.02.020 PMID:32169215
  • Lowey B, Whiteley AT, Keszei AF, Morehouse BR, Mathews IT, Antine SP, Cabrera VJ, Kashin D, Niemann P, Jain M, Schwede F, Mekalanos JJ, Shao S, Lee AS, Kranzusch PJ. 2020. CBASS immunity uses CARF-related effectors to sense 3'-5'- and 2'-5'-linked cyclic oligonucleotide signals and protect bacteria from phage infection. Cell 182:38. doi:10.1016/j.cell.2020.05.019 PMID:32544385
  • Ma H, Yamamoto G, Xu J, Liu X, Karin D, Kim J, Alexandrov LB, Koyama Y, Nishio T, Benner CW, Heinz S, Rosenthal S, Liang S, Sun M, Karin G, Zhao P, Brodt P, Mckillop I, Quehenberger O, Dennis EA, Saltiel AR, Tsukamoto H, Gao B, Karin M, Brenner DA, Kisseleva T. 2020. IL-17 signaling in steatotic hepatocytes and macrophages promotes hepatocellular carcinoma in alcohol-related liver disease. J Hepatol 72:946-959. doi:10.1016/j.jhep.2019.12.016 PMID:31899206 PMCID:PMC7167339
  • Mennillo E, Yang X, Paszek M, Auwerx J, Benner CW, Chen S. 2020. NCoR1 protects mice from dextran sodium sulfate-induced colitis by guarding colonic crypt cells from luminal insult. Cell Mol Gastroenterol Hepatol 10:133-147. doi:10.1016/j.jcmgh.2020.01.014 PMID:32044398 PMCID:PMC7229481 (ahead of print)
  • Nicholas DA, Knight VS, Tonsfeldt KJ, Terasaka T, Molinar-Inglis O, Stephens SB, Trejo J, Kauffman AS, Mellon PL, Lawson MA. 2020. GLUT1-mediated glycolysis supports GnRH-induced secretion of luteinizing hormone from female gonadotropes. Sci Rep 10:13063. doi:10.1038/s41598-020-69913-z PMID:32747664 PMCID:PMC7400764
  • Todoric J, Di Caro G, Reibe S, Henstridge DC, Green CR, Vrbanac AF, Ceteci F, Conche C, McNulty R, Shalapour S, Taniguchi K, Meikle PJ, Watrous JD, Moranchel R, Najhawan M, Jain M, Liu X, Kisseleva T, Diaz-Meco MT, Moscat J, Knight R, Greten FR, Lau LF, Metallo CM, Febbraio MA, Karin M. 2020. Fructose stimulated de novo lipogenesis is promoted by inflammation. Nat Metab 2:1034-1045. doi:10.1038/s42255-020-0261-2 PMID:32839596
  • Yoshino M, Kayser BD, Yoshino J, Stein RI, Reeds D, Eagon JC, Eckhouse SR, Watrous JD, Jain M, Knight R, Schechtman K, Patterson BW, Klein S. 2020. Effects of diet versus gastric bypass on metabolic function in diabetes. N Engl J Med 383:721-732. doi:10.1056/NEJMoa2003697 PMID:32813948


  • Hoffman HM, Larder R, Lee JS, Hu RJ, Trang C, Devries BM, Clark DD, Mellon PL. 2019. Differential CRE expression in Lhrh-cre and GnRH-cre alleles and the impact on fertility in Otx2-Flox mice. Neuroendocrinology 108:328-342. doi:10.1159/000497791 PMID:30739114 PMCID:PMC6753941
  • Hoffmann HM, Pandolfi EC, Larder R, Mellon PL. 2019. Haploinsufficiency of homeodomain proteins Six3, Vax1, and Otx2 causes subfertility in mice via distinct mechanisms. Neuroendocrinology 109:200-207. doi:10.1159/000494086 PMID:30261489 PMCID:PMC6437011
  • Pandolfi EC, Breuer JA, Huu VN, Talluri T, Nguyen D, Lee JS, Hu R, Bharti K, Skowronska-Krawczyk D, Gorman MR, Mellon PL, Hoffmann HM. 2019. The homeodomain transcription factors vax1 and six6 are required for scn development and function. Mol Neurobiol 1-16. doi:10.1007/s12035-019-01781-9 PMID:31705443
  • Pandolfi EC, Tonsfeldt KJ, Hoffmann HM, Mellon PL. 2019. Deletion of the homeodomain protein Six6 from GnRH neurons decreases GnRH gene expression, resulting in infertility. Endocrinology 160:2151-2164. doi:10.1210/en.2019-00113 PMID:31211355 PMCID:PMC6821215
  • Tonsfeldt KJ, Schoeller EL, Brusman LE, Cui L, Lee J, Mellon PL. 2019. The Contribution of the Circadian Gene Bmal1 to Female Fertility and the Generation of the Preovulatory Luteinizing Hormone Surge. J Endocr Soc 3(4):716-733. doi:10.1210/js.2018-00228 PMID:30906911 PMCID:PMC6425515


  • Hoffman HM, Gong P, Tamrazian A, Mellon PL. 2018. Transcriptional interaction between cFOS and the homeodomain-binding transcription factor VAX1 on the GnRH promoter controls Gnrh1 expression levels in a GnRH neuron maturation specific manner. Mol Cell Endocrinol 461:143-154. doi:10.1016/j.mce.2017.09.004 PMID:28890143 PMCID:PMC5756504
  • Pandolfi EC, Hoffmann HM, Schoeller EL, Gorman MR, Mellon PL. 2018. Haploinsufficiency of SIX3 Abolishes Male Reproductive Behavior Through Disrupted Olfactory Development, and Impairs Female Fertility Through Disrupted GnRH Neuron Migration. Mol Neurobiol 55(11):8709-8727. doi:10.1007/s12035-018-1013-0 PMID:29589282 PMCID:PMC6156938
  • Que X, Hung M, Yeang C, Gonen A, Prohaska TA, Sun X, Diehl C, Maatta A, Gaddis DE, Bowden K, Pattison J, MacDonald JG, Yla-Herttuala S, Mellon PL, Hedrick CC, Ley K, Miller YI, Glass CK, Peterson KL, Binder CJ, Tsimikas S, Witztum JL. 2018. Oxidized phospholipids are proinflammatory and proatherogenic in hypercholesterolaemic mice. Nature 558:301. doi:10.1038/s41586-018-0198-8 PMID:29875409 PMCID:PMC6033669
  • Ryan GE, Malik S, Mellon PL. 2018. Antiandrogen Treatment Ameliorates Reproductive and Metabolic Phenotypes in the Letrozole-Induced Mouse Model of PCOS. Endocrinology 159(4):1734-1747. doi:10.1210/en.2017-03218 PMID:29471436 PMCID:PMC6097580


  • Fujiwara R, Mitsugi R, Uemura A, Itoh T, Tukey RH. 2017. Severe neonatal hyperbilirubinemia in Crigler-Najjar Syndrome model mice can be reversed with zinc protoporphyrin. Hepatol Commun 1(8):792-802. doi:10.1002/hep4.1082 PMID:29399656 PMCID:PMC567892
  • Fujiwara R, Yoda E, Tukey RH. 2017. Species differences in drug glucuronidation: humanized UDP-glucuronosyltransferase 1 mice and their application for predicting drug glucuronidation and drug-induced toxicity in humans. Drug Metab Pharmacokinet 33(1):9-16. doi:10.1016/j.dmpk.2017.10.002 PMID:29079228 PMCID:PMC5809266
  • Goetz A, Wilkinson MF. 2017. Stress and the nonsense-mediated RNA decay pathway. Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences 74(19):3509-3531. doi:10.1007/s00018-017-2537-6 PMID:28503708 PMCID:PMC568394
  • Shalapour S, Lin X, Bastian IN, Brain J, Burt AD, Aksenov AA, Vrbanac AF, Li W, Perkins A, Matsutani T, Zhong Z, Dhar D, Navas-Molina JA, Xu J, Loomba R, Downes M, Yu RT, Evans RM, Dorrestein PC, Knight R, Benner CW, Anstee QM, Karin M. 2017. Inflammation-induced IgA+ cells dismantle anti-liver cancer immunity. Nature 551(7680):340-345. doi:10.1038/nature24302 PMID:29144460 PMCID:PMC5884449
  • Xie H, Hoffmann HM, Iyer AK, Brayman MJ, Ngo C, Sunshine M, Mellon PL. 2017. Chromatin status and transcription factor binding to gonadotropin promoters in gonadotrope cell lines. Reprod Biol Endocrinol 15(1):86. doi:10.1186/s12958-017-0304-z PMID:29065928 PMCID:PMC5655979
  • Xu J, Ma H, Liang S, Sun M, Karin G, Koyama Y, Hu R, Quehenberger O, Davidson NO, Dennis EA, Kisseleva T, Brenner DA. 2017. The role of human CYP2E1 in liver inflammation and fibrosis. Hepatol Commun 1:1043-1057. doi:10.1002/hep4.1115 PMID:29404441 PMCID:PMC572140
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