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RODNEY CAVERO SAMACO

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionBaylor College of Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Molecular & Human Genetics
AddressJan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research InstituteONE B
N1065
HOUSTON TX 77030
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    1. Ward CS, Huang TW, Herrera JA, Samaco RC, Pitcher MR, Herron A, Skinner SA, Kaufmann WE, Glaze DG, Percy AK, Neul JL. Loss of MeCP2 Causes Urological Dysfunction and Contributes to Death by Kidney Failure in Mouse Models of Rett Syndrome. PLoS One. 2016; 11(11):e0165550. PMID: 27828991.
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    2. Chahrour M, O'Roak BJ, Santini E, Samaco RC, Kleiman RJ, Manzini MC. Current Perspectives in Autism Spectrum Disorder: From Genes to Therapy. J Neurosci. 2016 Nov 09; 36(45):11402-11410. PMID: 27911742.
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    3. Veeraragavan S, Wan YW, Connolly DR, Hamilton SM, Ward CS, Soriano S, Pitcher MR, McGraw CM, Huang SG, Green JR, Yuva LA, Liang AJ, Neul JL, Yasui DH, LaSalle JM, Liu Z, Paylor R, Samaco RC. Loss of MeCP2 in the rat models regression, impaired sociability and transcriptional deficits of Rett syndrome. Hum Mol Genet. 2016 Aug 01; 25(15):3284-3302. PMID: 27365498.
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    4. Hao S, Tang B, Wu Z, Ure K, Sun Y, Tao H, Gao Y, Patel AJ, Curry DJ, Samaco RC, Zoghbi HY, Tang J. Forniceal deep brain stimulation rescues hippocampal memory in Rett syndrome mice. Nature. 2015 Oct 15; 526(7573):430-4. PMID: 26469053.
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    5. Katz DM, Berger-Sweeney JE, Eubanks JH, Justice MJ, Neul JL, Pozzo-Miller L, Blue ME, Christian D, Crawley JN, Giustetto M, Guy J, Howell CJ, Kron M, Nelson SB, Samaco RC, Schaevitz LR, St Hillaire-Clarke C, Young JL, Zoghbi HY, Mamounas LA. Preclinical research in Rett syndrome: setting the foundation for translational success. Dis Model Mech. 2012 Nov; 5(6):733-45. PMID: 23115203; PMCID: PMC3484856.
    6. Samaco RC, McGraw CM, Ward CS, Sun Y, Neul JL, Zoghbi HY. Female Mecp2(+/-) mice display robust behavioral deficits on two different genetic backgrounds providing a framework for pre-clinical studies. Hum Mol Genet. 2013 Jan 1; 22(1):96-109. PMID: 23026749; PMCID: PMC3522402.
    7. Samaco RC, Mandel-Brehm C, McGraw CM, Shaw CA, McGill BE, Zoghbi HY. Crh and Oprm1 mediate anxiety-related behavior and social approach in a mouse model of MECP2 duplication syndrome. Nat Genet. 2012 Feb; 44(2):206-11. PMID: 22231481; PMCID: PMC3267865.
    8. McGraw CM, Samaco RC, Zoghbi HY. Adult neural function requires MeCP2. Science. 2011 Jul 8; 333(6039):186. PMID: 21636743; PMCID: PMC3150190.
    9. Samaco RC, Neul JL. Complexities of Rett syndrome and MeCP2. J Neurosci. 2011 Jun 1; 31(22):7951-9. PMID: 21632916; PMCID: PMC3127460.
    10. Chao HT, Chen H, Samaco RC, Xue M, Chahrour M, Yoo J, Neul JL, Gong S, Lu HC, Heintz N, Ekker M, Rubenstein JL, Noebels JL, Rosenmund C, Zoghbi HY. Dysfunction in GABA signalling mediates autism-like stereotypies and Rett syndrome phenotypes. Nature. 2010 Nov 11; 468(7321):263-9. PMID: 21068835; PMCID: PMC3057962.
    11. Samaco RC, Mandel-Brehm C, Chao HT, Ward CS, Fyffe-Maricich SL, Ren J, Hyland K, Thaller C, Maricich SM, Humphreys P, Greer JJ, Percy A, Glaze DG, Zoghbi HY, Neul JL. Loss of MeCP2 in aminergic neurons causes cell-autonomous defects in neurotransmitter synthesis and specific behavioral abnormalities. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009 Dec 22; 106(51):21966-71. PMID: 20007372; PMCID: PMC2799790.
    12. Fyffe SL, Neul JL, Samaco RC, Chao HT, Ben-Shachar S, Moretti P, McGill BE, Goulding EH, Sullivan E, Tecott LH, Zoghbi HY. Deletion of Mecp2 in Sim1-expressing neurons reveals a critical role for MeCP2 in feeding behavior, aggression, and the response to stress. Neuron. 2008 Sep 25; 59(6):947-58. PMID: 18817733; PMCID: PMC2597031.
    13. Lee Y, Samaco RC, Gatchel JR, Thaller C, Orr HT, Zoghbi HY. miR-19, miR-101 and miR-130 co-regulate ATXN1 levels to potentially modulate SCA1 pathogenesis. Nat Neurosci. 2008 Oct; 11(10):1137-9. PMID: 18758459; PMCID: PMC2574629.
    14. Samaco RC, Fryer JD, Ren J, Fyffe S, Chao HT, Sun Y, Greer JJ, Zoghbi HY, Neul JL. A partial loss of function allele of methyl-CpG-binding protein 2 predicts a human neurodevelopmental syndrome. Hum Mol Genet. 2008 Jun 15; 17(12):1718-27. PMID: 18321864; PMCID: PMC2666042.
    15. Bowman AB, Lam YC, Jafar-Nejad P, Chen HK, Richman R, Samaco RC, Fryer JD, Kahle JJ, Orr HT, Zoghbi HY. Duplication of Atxn1l suppresses SCA1 neuropathology by decreasing incorporation of polyglutamine-expanded ataxin-1 into native complexes. Nat Genet. 2007 Mar; 39(3):373-9. PMID: 17322884.
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    16. Shah R, Medina-Martinez O, Chu LF, Samaco RC, Jamrich M. Expression of FoxP2 during zebrafish development and in the adult brain. Int J Dev Biol. 2006; 50(4):435-8. PMID: 16525940.
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    17. Samaco RC, Hogart A, LaSalle JM. Epigenetic overlap in autism-spectrum neurodevelopmental disorders: MECP2 deficiency causes reduced expression of UBE3A and GABRB3. Hum Mol Genet. 2005 Feb 15; 14(4):483-92. PMID: 15615769; PMCID: PMC1224722.
    18. Braunschweig D, Simcox T, Samaco RC, LaSalle JM. X-Chromosome inactivation ratios affect wild-type MeCP2 expression within mosaic Rett syndrome and Mecp2-/+ mouse brain. Hum Mol Genet. 2004 Jun 15; 13(12):1275-86. PMID: 15115765.
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    19. Samaco RC, Nagarajan RP, Braunschweig D, LaSalle JM. Multiple pathways regulate MeCP2 expression in normal brain development and exhibit defects in autism-spectrum disorders. Hum Mol Genet. 2004 Mar 15; 13(6):629-39. PMID: 14734626.
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    20. Balmer D, Arredondo J, Samaco RC, LaSalle JM. MECP2 mutations in Rett syndrome adversely affect lymphocyte growth, but do not affect imprinted gene expression in blood or brain. Hum Genet. 2002 Jun; 110(6):545-52. PMID: 12107440.
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    21. Caruso DM, Battistella FD, Owings JT, Lee SL, Samaco RC. Perihepatic packing of major liver injuries: complications and mortality. Arch Surg. 1999 Sep; 134(9):958-62; discussion 962-3. PMID: 10487590.
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