Publications

Ko CJ, Cho YM, Ham E, Cacioppo JA, Park CJ. Endothelin 2, a key player in ovulation and fertility. Reproduction. 2022 163(4):R71-R80.
Park CJ, Oh JE, Feng J, Cho YM, Qiao H, Ko CJ. Lifetime changes of the oocyte pool: Contributing factors with a focus on ovulatory inflammation. Clin Exp Reprod Med. 2022 49(1):16-25.
Soraya AI, Suzuki Y, Morimoto M, Ko CJ, Ikeda K, Hirata KI, Emoto N. Protective Effects of Endothelin-2 Expressed in Epithelial Cells on Bleomycin-Induced Pulmonary Fibrosis in Mice. Kobe J Med Sci. 2021 67(2):E61-E70.
Lee Y, Rattan S, Barakat R, Inman Z, De La Torre KM, Meling DD, Monaco MH, Irudayaraj JM, Cann IK, Ko CJ, Donovan SM, Flaws JA, Warner GR. Early postnatal exposure to di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate causes sex-specific disruption of gonadal development in pigs. Reprod Toxicol. 2021 105:53-61. 
Secchi C, Belli M, Harrison TNH, Swift J, Ko C, Duleba AJ, Stupack D, Chang RJ, Shimasaki S. Effect of the spatial-temporal specific theca cell Cyp17 overexpression on the reproductive phenotype of the novel TC17 mouse. J Transl Med. 2021 19(1):428. 
Li W, Huang Q, Zhang L, Liu H, Zhang D, Yuan S, Yap Y, Qu W, Shiang R, Song S, Hess RA, Zhang Z. A single amino acid mutation in the mouse MEIG1 protein disrupts a cargo transport system necessary for sperm formation. J Biol Chem. 2021 297(5):101312. 
Figueiredo AFA, Hess RA, Batlouni SR, Wnuk NT, Tavares AO, Abarikwu SO, Costa GMJ, França LR. Insights into differentiation and function of the transition region between the seminiferous tubule and rete testis. Differentiation. 2021 120:36-47.
Hoque M, Chen D, Hess RA, Li FQ, Takemaru KI. CEP164 is essential for efferent duct multiciliogenesis and male fertility. Reproduction. 2021 162(2):129-139. 
Huang Q, Li W, Zhou Q, Awasthi P, Cazin C, Yap Y, Mladenovic-Lucas L, Hu B, Jeyasuria P, Zhang L, Granneman JG, Hess RA, Ray PF, Kherraf ZE, Natarajan V, Zhang Z. Leucine zipper transcription factor-like 1 (LZTFL1), an intraflagellar transporter protein 27 (IFT27) associated protein, is required for normal sperm function and male fertility. Dev Biol. 2021 477:164-176. 
Hess RA, Sharpe RM, Hinton BT. Estrogens and development of the rete testis, efferent ductules, epididymis and vas deferens. Differentiation. 2021 118:41-71. 
Huang Q, Liu Y, Zhang S, Yap YT, Li W, Zhang D, Gardner A, Zhang L, Song S, Hess RA, Zhang Z. Autophagy core protein ATG5 is required for elongating spermatid development, sperm individualization and normal fertility in male mice. Autophagy. 2021 17(7):1753-1767. 
Eisa A, Dey S, Ignatious A, Nofal W, Hess RA, Kurokawa M, Kline D, Vijayaraghavan S. The protein YWHAE (14-3-3 epsilon) in spermatozoa is essential for male fertility. Andrology. 2021 9(1):312-328. 
Hiremath DS, Priviero FBM, Webb RC, Ko C, Narayan P. Constitutive LH receptor activity impairs NO mediated penile smooth muscle relaxation. Reproduction. 2021 161(1):31-41. 
Joachim E, Barakat R, Lew B, Kim KK, Ko C, Choi H. Single Intranasal Administration of 17ß-estradiol Loaded Gelatin Nanoparticles Confers Neuroprotection in the Post-Ischemic Brain. Nanomedicine 102246. 2020 102246. 
Lee-Thacker S, Jeon H. Choi Y, Taniuchi I, Takahara T, Yoneda Y, Ko C, Jo M. Core Binding Factors Are Essential for Ovulation, Luteinization, and Female Fertility in Mice. Sci Rep. 2020 10(1):9921. 
Park CJ, Lin PC, Zhou S, Barakat R, Bashir ST, Choi JM, Cacioppo JA, Oakley OR, Duffy DM, Lydon JP, Ko CJProgesterone receptor serves the ovary as a trigger of ovulation and a terminator of inflammation. Cell Rep. 2020 31(2):107496. 
Barakat R, Lin PC, Park CJ, Zeineldin M, Zhou S, Rattan S, Brehm E, Flaws JA, Ko CJ.  Germline-dependent transmission of male reproductive traits induced by an endocrine disruptor, di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate, in future generations.  Sci Rep. 2020 10(1):5705. 
Lara NLM, Silva VA Jr, Chiarini-Garcia H, Garcia SK, Debeljuk L, Hess RA, França LR. Hypothyroidism induced by postnatal PTU (6-n-propyl-2-thiouracil) treatment decreases Sertoli cell number and spermatogenic efficiency in sexually mature pigs. Gen Comp Endocrinol. 2020 299:113593. 
Cruz A, Sullivan DB, Doty KF, Hess RA, Canisso IF, Reddi PP. Acrosomal marker SP-10 (gene name Acrv1) for staging of the cycle of seminiferous epithelium in the stallion. Theriogenology. 2020 156:214-221.
Qu W, Yuan S, Quan C, Huang Q, Zhou Q, Yap Y, Shi L, Zhang D, Guest T, Li W, Yee SP, Zhang L, Cazin C, Hess RA, Ray PF, Kherraf ZE, Zhang Z. The essential role of intraflagellar transport protein IFT81 in male mice spermiogenesis and fertility. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2020 318(6):C1092-C1106. 
Zhang S, Liu Y, Huang Q, Yuan S, Liu H, Shi L, Yap YT, Li W, Zhen J, Zhang L, Hess RA, Zhang Z. Murine germ cell-specific disruption of Ift172 causes defects in spermiogenesis and male fertility. Reproduction. 2020 159(4):409-421. 
Werneck-Gomes H, Campolina-Silva GH, Maria BT, Barata MC, Mahecha GAB, Hess RA, Oliveira CA. Tumor-Associated Macrophages (TAM) are recruited to the aging prostate epithelial lesions and become intermingled with basal cells. Andrology. 2020 8(5):1375-1386.