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YASSEMI CAPETANAKI

TitleAdjunct Professor
InstitutionBaylor College of Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Molecular & Cellular Biology
AddressONE BAYLOR PLAZA
HOUSTON TX 77030
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    1. Hernandez DA, Bennett CM, Dunina-Barkovskaya L, Wedig T, Capetanaki Y, Herrmann H, Conover GM. Nebulette is a powerful cytolinker organizing desmin and actin in mouse hearts. Mol Biol Cell. 2016 Oct 12. PMID: 27733623.
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    2. Fuchs C, Gawlas S, Heher P, Nikouli S, Paar H, Ivankovic M, Schultheis M, Klammer J, Gottschamel T, Capetanaki Y, Weitzer G. Desmin enters the nucleus of cardiac stem cells and modulates Nkx2.5 expression by participating in transcription factor complexes that interact with the nkx2.5 gene. Biol Open. 2016; 5(2):140-53. PMID: 26787680; PMCID: PMC4823984.
    3. Diokmetzidou A, Tsikitis M, Nikouli S, Kloukina I, Tsoupri E, Papathanasiou S, Psarras S, Mavroidis M, Capetanaki Y. Strategies to Study Desmin in Cardiac Muscle and Culture Systems. Methods Enzymol. 2016; 568:427-59. PMID: 26795479.
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    4. Papathanasiou S, Rickelt S, Soriano ME, Schips TG, Maier HJ, Davos CH, Varela A, Kaklamanis L, Mann DL, Capetanaki Y. Tumor necrosis factor-? confers cardioprotection through ectopic expression of keratins K8 and K18. Nat Med. 2015 Sep; 21(9):1076-84. PMID: 26280121.
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    5. Mavroidis M, Davos CH, Psarras S, Varela A, C Athanasiadis N, Katsimpoulas M, Kostavasili I, Maasch C, Vater A, van Tintelen JP, Capetanaki Y. Complement system modulation as a target for treatment of arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy. Basic Res Cardiol. 2015 May; 110(3):27. PMID: 25851234.
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    6. Tsoupri E, Capetanaki Y. ?yospryn: a multifunctional desmin-associated protein. Histochem Cell Biol. 2013 Jul; 140(1):55-63. PMID: 23748244.
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    7. Psarras S, Mavroidis M, Sanoudou D, Davos CH, Xanthou G, Varela AE, Panoutsakopoulou V, Capetanaki Y. Regulation of adverse remodelling by osteopontin in a genetic heart failure model. Eur Heart J. 2012 Aug; 33(15):1954-63. PMID: 21525025.
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    8. Georgiadou P, Iliodromitis EK, Kolokathis F, Varounis C, Gizas V, Mavroidis M, Capetanaki Y, Boudoulas H, Kremastinos DT. Osteopontin as a novel prognostic marker in stable ischaemic heart disease: a 3-year follow-up study. Eur J Clin Invest. 2010 Apr; 40(4):288-93. PMID: 20192976.
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    9. Mavroidis M, Panagopoulou P, Kostavasili I, Weisleder N, Capetanaki Y. A missense mutation in desmin tail domain linked to human dilated cardiomyopathy promotes cleavage of the head domain and abolishes its Z-disc localization. FASEB J. 2008 Sep; 22(9):3318-27. PMID: 18539904; PMCID: PMC2638966.
    10. Panagopoulou P, Davos CH, Milner DJ, Varela E, Cameron J, Mann DL, Capetanaki Y. Desmin mediates TNF-alpha-induced aggregate formation and intercalated disk reorganization in heart failure. J Cell Biol. 2008 Jun 2; 181(5):761-75. PMID: 18519735; PMCID: PMC2396798.
    11. Kouloumenta A, Mavroidis M, Capetanaki Y. Proper perinuclear localization of the TRIM-like protein myospryn requires its binding partner desmin. J Biol Chem. 2007 Nov 30; 282(48):35211-21. PMID: 17872945.
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    12. Capetanaki Y, Bloch RJ, Kouloumenta A, Mavroidis M, Psarras S. Muscle intermediate filaments and their links to membranes and membranous organelles. Exp Cell Res. 2007 Jun 10; 313(10):2063-76. PMID: 17509566.
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    13. Shardonofsky FR, Capetanaki Y, Boriek AM. Desmin modulates lung elastic recoil and airway responsiveness. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2006 May; 290(5):L890-6. PMID: 16387753.
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    14. Fountoulakis M, Soumaka E, Rapti K, Mavroidis M, Tsangaris G, Maris A, Weisleder N, Capetanaki Y. Alterations in the heart mitochondrial proteome in a desmin null heart failure model. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 2005 Mar; 38(3):461-74. PMID: 15733906.
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    15. Shah SB, Davis J, Weisleder N, Kostavassili I, McCulloch AD, Ralston E, Capetanaki Y, Lieber RL. Structural and functional roles of desmin in mouse skeletal muscle during passive deformation. Biophys J. 2004 May; 86(5):2993-3008. PMID: 15111414; PMCID: PMC1304166.
    16. Weisleder N, Taffet GE, Capetanaki Y. Bcl-2 overexpression corrects mitochondrial defects and ameliorates inherited desmin null cardiomyopathy. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2004 Jan 20; 101(3):769-74. PMID: 14715896; PMCID: PMC321756.
    17. Weisleder N, Soumaka E, Abbasi S, Taegtmeyer H, Capetanaki Y. Cardiomyocyte-specific desmin rescue of desmin null cardiomyopathy excludes vascular involvement. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 2004 Jan; 36(1):121-8. PMID: 14734054.
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    18. Camargo FD, Green R, Capetanaki Y, Jackson KA, Goodell MA, Capetenaki Y. Single hematopoietic stem cells generate skeletal muscle through myeloid intermediates. Nat Med. 2003 Dec; 9(12):1520-7. PMID: 14625546.
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    19. Haubold KW, Allen DL, Capetanaki Y, Leinwand LA. Loss of desmin leads to impaired voluntary wheel running and treadmill exercise performance. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2003 Oct; 95(4):1617-22. PMID: 12844497.
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    20. Chen F, Chang R, Trivedi M, Capetanaki Y, Cryns VL. Caspase proteolysis of desmin produces a dominant-negative inhibitor of intermediate filaments and promotes apoptosis. J Biol Chem. 2003 Feb 28; 278(9):6848-53. PMID: 12477713.
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    21. Capetanaki Y. Desmin cytoskeleton: a potential regulator of muscle mitochondrial behavior and function. Trends Cardiovasc Med. 2002 Nov; 12(8):339-48. PMID: 12536120.
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    22. Bloch RJ, Capetanaki Y, O'Neill A, Reed P, Williams MW, Resneck WG, Porter NC, Ursitti JA. Costameres: repeating structures at the sarcolemma of skeletal muscle. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2002 Oct; (403 Suppl):S203-10. PMID: 12394470.
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    23. Höllrigl A, Puz S, Al-Dubai H, Kim JU, Capetanaki Y, Weitzer G. Amino-terminally truncated desmin rescues fusion of des(-/-) myoblasts but negatively affects cardiomyogenesis and smooth muscle development. FEBS Lett. 2002 Jul 17; 523(1-3):229-33. PMID: 12123837.
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    24. O'Neill A, Williams MW, Resneck WG, Milner DJ, Capetanaki Y, Bloch RJ. Sarcolemmal organization in skeletal muscle lacking desmin: evidence for cytokeratins associated with the membrane skeleton at costameres. Mol Biol Cell. 2002 Jul; 13(7):2347-59. PMID: 12134074; PMCID: PMC117318.
    25. Mavroidis M, Capetanaki Y. Extensive induction of important mediators of fibrosis and dystrophic calcification in desmin-deficient cardiomyopathy. Am J Pathol. 2002 Mar; 160(3):943-52. PMID: 11891192; PMCID: PMC1867168.
    26. Shah SB, Su FC, Jordan K, Milner DJ, Fridén J, Capetanaki Y, Lieber RL. Evidence for increased myofibrillar mobility in desmin-null mouse skeletal muscle. J Exp Biol. 2002 Feb; 205(Pt 3):321-5. PMID: 11854369.
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    27. Boriek AM, Capetanaki Y, Hwang W, Officer T, Badshah M, Rodarte J, Tidball JG. Desmin integrates the three-dimensional mechanical properties of muscles. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2001 Jan; 280(1):C46-52. PMID: 11121375.
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    28. Capetanaki Y. Desmin cytoskeleton in healthy and failing heart. Heart Fail Rev. 2000 Oct; 5(3):203-20. PMID: 16228905.
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    29. Milner DJ, Mavroidis M, Weisleder N, Capetanaki Y. Desmin cytoskeleton linked to muscle mitochondrial distribution and respiratory function. J Cell Biol. 2000 Sep 18; 150(6):1283-98. PMID: 10995435; PMCID: PMC2150713.
    30. Milner DJ, Taffet GE, Wang X, Pham T, Tamura T, Hartley C, Gerdes AM, Capetanaki Y. The absence of desmin leads to cardiomyocyte hypertrophy and cardiac dilation with compromised systolic function. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 1999 Nov; 31(11):2063-76. PMID: 10591032.
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    31. Capetanaki Y, Milner DJ. Desmin cytoskeleton in muscle integrity and function. Subcell Biochem. 1998; 31:463-95. PMID: 9932503.
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    32. Capetanaki Y, Milner DJ, Weitzer G. Desmin in muscle formation and maintenance: knockouts and consequences. Cell Struct Funct. 1997 Feb; 22(1):103-16. PMID: 9113396.
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    33. Milner DJ, Weitzer G, Tran D, Bradley A, Capetanaki Y. Disruption of muscle architecture and myocardial degeneration in mice lacking desmin. J Cell Biol. 1996 Sep; 134(5):1255-70. PMID: 8794866; PMCID: PMC2120972.
    34. Kuisk IR, Li H, Tran D, Capetanaki Y. A single MEF2 site governs desmin transcription in both heart and skeletal muscle during mouse embryogenesis. Dev Biol. 1996 Feb 25; 174(1):1-13. PMID: 8626009.
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    35. Weitzer G, Milner DJ, Kim JU, Bradley A, Capetanaki Y. Cytoskeletal control of myogenesis: a desmin null mutation blocks the myogenic pathway during embryonic stem cell differentiation. Dev Biol. 1995 Dec; 172(2):422-39. PMID: 8612961.
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    36. Gillard BK, Thurmon LT, Harrell RG, Capetanaki Y, Saito M, Yu RK, Marcus DM. Biosynthesis of glycosphingolipids is reduced in the absence of a vimentin intermediate filament network. J Cell Sci. 1994 Dec; 107 ( Pt 12):3545-55. PMID: 7706405.
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    37. Li H, Capetanaki Y. An E box in the desmin promoter cooperates with the E box and MEF-2 sites of a distal enhancer to direct muscle-specific transcription. EMBO J. 1994 Aug 1; 13(15):3580-9. PMID: 8062833; PMCID: PMC395263.
    38. Li H, Choudhary SK, Milner DJ, Munir MI, Kuisk IR, Capetanaki Y. Inhibition of desmin expression blocks myoblast fusion and interferes with the myogenic regulators MyoD and myogenin. J Cell Biol. 1994 Mar; 124(5):827-41. PMID: 8120103; PMCID: PMC2119944.
    39. Li H, Capetanaki Y. Regulation of the mouse desmin gene: transactivated by MyoD, myogenin, MRF4 and Myf5. Nucleic Acids Res. 1993 Jan 25; 21(2):335-43. PMID: 8382796; PMCID: PMC309111.
    40. Capetanaki Y, Kuisk I, Rothblum K, Starnes S. Mouse vimentin: structural relationship to fos, jun, CREB and tpr. Oncogene. 1990 May; 5(5):645-55. PMID: 2140597.
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    41. Capetanaki Y, Smith S, Heath JP. Overexpression of the vimentin gene in transgenic mice inhibits normal lens cell differentiation. J Cell Biol. 1989 Oct; 109(4 Pt 1):1653-64. PMID: 2793935; PMCID: PMC2115810.
    42. Capetanaki Y, Starnes S, Smith S. Expression of the chicken vimentin gene in transgenic mice: efficient assembly of the avian protein into the cytoskeleton. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1989 Jul; 86(13):4882-6. PMID: 2662187; PMCID: PMC297519.
    43. Olson EN, Capetanaki YG. Developmental regulation of intermediate filament and actin mRNAs during myogenesis is disrupted by oncogenic ras genes. Oncogene. 1989 Jul; 4(7):907-13. PMID: 2666910.
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    44. Ngai J, Capetanaki YG, Lazarides E. Expression of the genes coding for the intermediate filament proteins vimentin and desmin. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 1985; 455:144-57. PMID: 3909879.
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    45. Capetanaki YG, Ngai J, Lazarides E. Characterization and regulation in the expression of a gene coding for the intermediate filament protein desmin. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1984 Nov; 81(22):6909-13. PMID: 6594672; PMCID: PMC392045.
    46. Ngai J, Capetanaki YG, Lazarides E. Differentiation of murine erythroleukemia cells results in the rapid repression of vimentin gene expression. J Cell Biol. 1984 Jul; 99(1 Pt 1):306-14. PMID: 6376521; PMCID: PMC2275651.
    47. Capetanaki YG, Ngai J, Flytzanis CN, Lazarides E. Tissue-specific expression of two mRNA species transcribed from a single vimentin gene. Cell. 1983 Dec; 35(2 Pt 1):411-20. PMID: 6317186.
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    48. Capetanaki YG, Alonso A. Comparison of polysomal and nuclear poly(A)-containing RNA populations from normal rat liver and Novikoff hepatoma. Nucleic Acids Res. 1980 Jul 25; 8(14):3193-214. PMID: 6160467; PMCID: PMC324364.
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