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DepartmentDepartment of Molecular & Cellular Biology
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    InstitutionBaylor College of Medicine
    DepartmentCenter for Precision Environmental Health
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    1. Steele JW, Lin YL, Chen N, Wlodarczyk BJ, Chen Q, Attarwala N, Venkatesalu M, Cabrera RM, Gross SS, Finnell RH. Embryonic Hypotaurine Levels Contribute to Strain-Dependent Susceptibility in Mouse Models of Valproate-Induced Neural Tube Defects. Front Cell Dev Biol. 2022; 10:832492. PMID: 35265619.
    2. Kim SE, Robles-Lopez K, Cao X, Liu K, Chothani PJ, Bhavani N, Rahman L, Mukhopadhyay S, Wlodarczyk BJ, Finnell RH. Wnt1 Lineage Specific Deletion of Gpr161 Results in Embryonic Midbrain Malformation and Failure of Craniofacial Skeletal Development. Front Genet. 2021; 12:761418. PMID: 34887903.
    3. Finnell RH, Caiaffa CD, Kim SE, Lei Y, Steele J, Cao X, Tukeman G, Lin YL, Cabrera RM, Wlodarczyk BJ. Gene Environment Interactions in the Etiology of Neural Tube Defects. Front Genet. 2021; 12:659612. PMID: 34040637.
      Citations: 5     
    4. Tian T, Cao X, Chen Y, Jin L, Li Z, Han X, Lin Y, Wlodarczyk BJ, Finnell RH, Yuan Z, Wang L, Ren A, Lei Y. Somatic and de novo Germline Variants of MEDs in Human Neural Tube Defects. Front Cell Dev Biol. 2021; 9:641831. PMID: 33748132.
      Citations: 5     
    5. Tian T, Cao X, Kim SE, Lin YL, Steele JW, Cabrera RM, Karki M, Yang W, Marini NJ, Hoffman EN, Han X, Hu C, Wang L, Wlodarczyk BJ, Shaw GM, Ren A, Finnell RH, Lei Y. FKBP8 variants are risk factors for spina bifida. Hum Mol Genet. 2020 11 04; 29(18):3132-3144. PMID: 32969478.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    6. Cao X, Wolf A, Kim SE, Cabrera RM, Wlodarczyk BJ, Zhu H, Parker M, Lin Y, Steele JW, Han X, Ramaekers VT, Steinfeld R, Finnell RH, Lei Y. CIC de novo loss of function variants contribute to cerebral folate deficiency by downregulating FOLR1 expression. J Med Genet. 2021 07; 58(7):484-494. PMID: 32820034.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    7. Cabrera RM, Linda Lin Y, Law E, Kim J, Wlodarczyk BJ. The teratogenic effects of sertraline in mice. Birth Defects Res. 2020 08; 112(13):1014-1024. PMID: 32077266.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    8. López-Escobar B, Wlodarczyk BJ, Caro-Vega J, Lin Y, Finnell RH, Ybot-González P. The interaction of maternal diabetes with mutations that affect folate metabolism and how they affect the development of neural tube defects in mice. Dev Dyn. 2019 10; 248(10):900-917. PMID: 31361376.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    9. Steele JW, Bayliss S, Bayliss J, Lin YL, Wlodarczyk BJ, Cabrera RM, Asfaw YG, Cummings TJ, Finnell RH, George TM. Heritable spina bifida in sheep: A potential model for fetal repair of myelomeningocele. J Pediatr Surg. 2020 Mar; 55(3):475-481. PMID: 31301886.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    10. Kim SE, Lei Y, Hwang SH, Wlodarczyk BJ, Mukhopadhyay S, Shaw GM, Ross ME, Finnell RH. Dominant negative GPR161 rare variants are risk factors of human spina bifida. Hum Mol Genet. 2019 01 15; 28(2):200-208. PMID: 30256984.
      Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    11. Lin YL, Bialer M, Cabrera RM, Finnell RH, Wlodarczyk BJ. Teratogenicity of valproic acid and its constitutional isomer, amide derivative valnoctamide in mice. Birth Defects Res. 2019 08 15; 111(14):1013-1023. PMID: 30325584.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    12. Conde-Vancells J, Vazquez-Chantada M, McCollum CW, Bondesson M, Kalasekar SM, Wlodarczyk BJ, Gustafsson JÅ, Cabrera RM, Finnell RH. Combining mouse embryonic stem cells and zebrafish embryos to evaluate developmental toxicity of chemical exposure. Reprod Toxicol. 2018 10; 81:220-228. PMID: 30103011.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    13. Kim J, Lei Y, Guo J, Kim SE, Wlodarczyk BJ, Cabrera RM, Lin YL, Nilsson TK, Zhang T, Ren A, Wang L, Yuan Z, Zheng YF, Wang HY, Finnell RH. Formate rescues neural tube defects caused by mutations in Slc25a32. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2018 05 01; 115(18):4690-4695. PMID: 29666258.
      Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    14. Bibi D, Mawasi H, Nocentini A, Supuran CT, Wlodarczyk B, Finnell RH, Bialer M. Design and Comparative Evaluation of the Anticonvulsant Profile, Carbonic-Anhydrate Inhibition and Teratogenicity of Novel Carbamate Derivatives of Branched Aliphatic Carboxylic Acids with 4-Aminobenzensulfonamide. Neurochem Res. 2017 Jul; 42(7):1972-1982. PMID: 28275953.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    15. Akimova D, Wlodarczyk BJ, Lin Y, Ross ME, Finnell RH, Chen Q, Gross SS. Metabolite profiling of whole murine embryos reveals metabolic perturbations associated with maternal valproate-induced neural tube closure defects. Birth Defects Res. 2017 01 30; 109(2):106-119. PMID: 27860192.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    16. Bayer CL, Wlodarczyk BJ, Finnell RH, Emelianov SY. Ultrasound-guided spectral photoacoustic imaging of hemoglobin oxygenation during development. Biomed Opt Express. 2017 Feb 01; 8(2):757-763. PMID: 28270982.
      Citations: 12     
    17. Hill DS, Cabrera R, Wallis Schultz D, Zhu H, Lu W, Finnell RH, Wlodarczyk BJ. Autism-Like Behavior and Epigenetic Changes Associated with Autism as Consequences of In Utero Exposure to Environmental Pollutants in a Mouse Model. Behav Neurol. 2015; 2015:426263. PMID: 26586927.
      Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    18. Wlodarczyk BJ, Ogle K, Lin LY, Bialer M, Finnell RH. Comparative teratogenicity analysis of valnoctamide, risperidone, and olanzapine in mice. Bipolar Disord. 2015 Sep; 17(6):615-25. PMID: 26292082.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    19. Mawasi H, Shekh-Ahmad T, Finnell RH, Wlodarczyk BJ, Bialer M. Pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic analysis of CNS-active constitutional isomers of valnoctamide and sec-butylpropylacetamide--Amide derivatives of valproic acid. Epilepsy Behav. 2015 May; 46:72-8. PMID: 25863940.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    20. Shekh-Ahmad T, Mawasi H, McDonough JH, Finnell RH, Wlodarczyk BJ, Yavin E, Bialer M. Enantioselective pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic analysis of two chiral CNS-active carbamate derivatives of valproic acid. Epilepsia. 2014 Dec; 55(12):1944-52. PMID: 25442425.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    21. Wlodarczyk BJ, Zhu H, Finnell RH. Mthfr gene ablation enhances susceptibility to arsenic prenatal toxicity. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol. 2014 Feb 15; 275(1):22-7. PMID: 24384392.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsPHPublic Health
    22. Shekh-Ahmad T, Hen N, Yagen B, McDonough JH, Finnell RH, Wlodarczyk BJ, Bialer M. Stereoselective anticonvulsant and pharmacokinetic analysis of valnoctamide, a CNS-active derivative of valproic acid with low teratogenic potential. Epilepsia. 2014 Feb; 55(2):353-61. PMID: 24313671.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    23. Hen N, Shekh-Ahmad T, Yagen B, McDonough JH, Finnell RH, Wlodarczyk B, Bialer M. Stereoselective pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic analysis of sec-Butylpropylacetamide (SPD), a new CNS-active derivative of valproic acid with unique activity against status epilepticus. J Med Chem. 2013 Aug 22; 56(16):6467-77. PMID: 23879329.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    24. Tabler JM, Barrell WB, Szabo-Rogers HL, Healy C, Yeung Y, Perdiguero EG, Schulz C, Yannakoudakis BZ, Mesbahi A, Wlodarczyk B, Geissmann F, Finnell RH, Wallingford JB, Liu KJ. Fuz mutant mice reveal shared mechanisms between ciliopathies and FGF-related syndromes. Dev Cell. 2013 Jun 24; 25(6):623-35. PMID: 23806618.
      Citations: 39     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    25. Lai SC, Nakayama Y, Sequeira JM, Wlodarczyk BJ, Cabrera RM, Finnell RH, Bottiglieri T, Quadros EV. The transcobalamin receptor knockout mouse: a model for vitamin B12 deficiency in the central nervous system. FASEB J. 2013 Jun; 27(6):2468-75. PMID: 23430977.
      Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    26. Denny KJ, Coulthard LG, Jeanes A, Lisgo S, Simmons DG, Callaway LK, Wlodarczyk B, Finnell RH, Woodruff TM, Taylor SM. C5a receptor signaling prevents folate deficiency-induced neural tube defects in mice. J Immunol. 2013 Apr 01; 190(7):3493-9. PMID: 23420882.
      Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    27. Wlodarczyk B, Spiegelstein O, Hill D, Le XC, Finnell RH. Arsenic urinary speciation in Mthfr deficient mice injected with sodium arsenate. Toxicol Lett. 2012 Dec 17; 215(3):214-8. PMID: 23123153.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    28. Cabrera RM, Finnell RH, Zhu H, Shaw GM, Wlodarczyk BJ. Transcriptional analyses of two mouse models of spina bifida. Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol. 2012 Oct; 94(10):782-9. PMID: 23024056.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    29. Wlodarczyk BJ, Palacios AM, George TM, Finnell RH. Antiepileptic drugs and pregnancy outcomes. Am J Med Genet A. 2012 Aug; 158A(8):2071-90. PMID: 22711424.
      Citations: 25     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    30. Psychoyos D, Vinod KY, Cao J, Xie S, Hyson RL, Wlodarczyk B, He W, Cooper TB, Hungund BL, Finnell RH. Cannabinoid receptor 1 signaling in embryo neurodevelopment. Birth Defects Res B Dev Reprod Toxicol. 2012 Apr; 95(2):137-50. PMID: 22311661.
      Citations: 19     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    31. Pessah N, Yagen B, Hen N, Shimshoni JA, Wlodarczyk B, Finnell RH, Bialer M. Design and pharmacological activity of glycinamide and N-methoxy amide derivatives of analogs and constitutional isomers of valproic acid. Epilepsy Behav. 2011 Nov; 22(3):461-8. PMID: 21959082.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    32. Zhang Z, Wlodarczyk BJ, Niederreither K, Venugopalan S, Florez S, Finnell RH, Amendt BA. Fuz regulates craniofacial development through tissue specific responses to signaling factors. PLoS One. 2011; 6(9):e24608. PMID: 21935430.
      Citations: 32     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    33. Wlodarczyk BJ, Palacios AM, Chapa CJ, Zhu H, George TM, Finnell RH. Genetic basis of susceptibility to teratogen induced birth defects. Am J Med Genet C Semin Med Genet. 2011 Aug 15; 157C(3):215-26. PMID: 21766441.
      Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    34. Dai D, Zhu H, Wlodarczyk B, Zhang L, Li L, Li AG, Finnell RH, Roop DR, Chen J. Fuz controls the morphogenesis and differentiation of hair follicles through the formation of primary cilia. J Invest Dermatol. 2011 Feb; 131(2):302-10. PMID: 20962855.
      Citations: 27     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    35. Pessah N, Kaufmann D, Yagen B, Hen N, Wlodarczyk B, Finnell RH, Bialer M. Comparative pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic analysis of two anticonvulsant halo derivatives of 2,2,3,3-tetramethylcyclopropanecarboxamide, an amide of a cyclic analog of valproic acid. Epilepsia. 2010 Oct; 51(10):1944-53. PMID: 20738383.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    36. Hill DS, Wlodarczyk BJ, Palacios AM, Finnell RH. Teratogenic effects of antiepileptic drugs. Expert Rev Neurother. 2010 Jun; 10(6):943-59. PMID: 20518610.
      Citations: 33     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    37. Hen N, Bialer M, Wlodarczyk B, Finnell RH, Yagen B. Syntheses and evaluation of anticonvulsant profile and teratogenicity of novel amide derivatives of branched aliphatic carboxylic acids with 4-aminobenzensulfonamide. J Med Chem. 2010 May 27; 53(10):4177-86. PMID: 20420384.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    38. Kaufmann D, Yagen B, Minert A, Wlodarczyk B, Finnell RH, Schurig V, Devor M, Bialer M. Evaluation of the antiallodynic, teratogenic and pharmacokinetic profile of stereoisomers of valnoctamide, an amide derivative of a chiral isomer of valproic acid. Neuropharmacology. 2010 Jun; 58(8):1228-36. PMID: 20230843.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    39. Gray RS, Abitua PB, Wlodarczyk BJ, Szabo-Rogers HL, Blanchard O, Lee I, Weiss GS, Liu KJ, Marcotte EM, Wallingford JB, Finnell RH. The planar cell polarity effector Fuz is essential for targeted membrane trafficking, ciliogenesis and mouse embryonic development. Nat Cell Biol. 2009 Oct; 11(10):1225-32. PMID: 19767740.
      Citations: 114     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    40. Shimshoni JA, Yagen B, Wlodarczyk B, Finnell RH, Schurig V, Bialer M. Evaluation of stereoselective anticonvulsant, teratogenic, and pharmacokinetic profile of valnoctylurea (capuride): a chiral stereoisomer of valproic acid urea derivative. Epilepsia. 2010 Mar; 51(3):323-32. PMID: 19674061.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    41. Hill DS, Wlodarczyk BJ, Mitchell LE, Finnell RH. Arsenate-induced maternal glucose intolerance and neural tube defects in a mouse model. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol. 2009 Aug 15; 239(1):29-36. PMID: 19446573.
      Citations: 22     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsPHPublic Health
    42. Pessah N, Bialer M, Wlodarczyk B, Finnell RH, Yagen B. Alpha-fluoro-2,2,3,3-tetramethylcyclopropanecarboxamide, a novel potent anticonvulsant derivative of a cyclic analogue of valproic acid. J Med Chem. 2009 Apr 23; 52(8):2233-42. PMID: 19296679.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    43. Shimshoni JA, Yagen B, Pessah N, Wlodarczyk B, Finnell RH, Bialer M. Anticonvulsant profile and teratogenicity of 3,3-dimethylbutanoylurea: a potential for a second generation drug to valproic acid. Epilepsia. 2008 Jul; 49(7):1202-12. PMID: 18435754.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    44. Hill DS, Wlodarczyk BJ, Finnell RH. Reproductive consequences of oral arsenate exposure during pregnancy in a mouse model. Birth Defects Res B Dev Reprod Toxicol. 2008 Feb; 83(1):40-7. PMID: 18186108.
      Citations: 22     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsPHPublic Health
    45. Zhu H, Cabrera RM, Wlodarczyk BJ, Bozinov D, Wang D, Schwartz RJ, Finnell RH. Differentially expressed genes in embryonic cardiac tissues of mice lacking Folr1 gene activity. BMC Dev Biol. 2007 Nov 20; 7:128. PMID: 18028541.
      Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    46. Wong RL, Wlodarczyk BJ, Min KS, Scott ML, Kartiko S, Yu W, Merriweather MY, Vogel P, Zambrowicz BP, Finnell RH. Mouse Fkbp8 activity is required to inhibit cell death and establish dorso-ventral patterning in the posterior neural tube. Hum Mol Genet. 2008 Feb 15; 17(4):587-601. PMID: 18003640.
      Citations: 19     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    47. Shimshoni JA, Bialer M, Wlodarczyk B, Finnell RH, Yagen B. Potent anticonvulsant urea derivatives of constitutional isomers of valproic acid. J Med Chem. 2007 Dec 13; 50(25):6419-27. PMID: 17994680.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    48. Zhu H, Wlodarczyk BJ, Scott M, Yu W, Merriweather M, Gelineau-van Waes J, Schwartz RJ, Finnell RH. Cardiovascular abnormalities in Folr1 knockout mice and folate rescue. Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol. 2007 Apr; 79(4):257-68. PMID: 17286298.
      Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    49. Sobol E, Yagen B, Lamb JG, White HS, Wlodarczyk BJ, Finnell RH, Bialer M. Anticonvulsant activity, neural tube defect induction, mutagenicity and pharmacokinetics of a new potent antiepileptic drug, N-methoxy-2,2,3,3-tetramethylcyclopropane carboxamide. Epilepsy Res. 2007 Jan; 73(1):75-84. PMID: 16997532.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    50. Sobol E, Yagen B, Steve White H, Wilcox KS, Lamb JG, Pappo O, Wlodarczyk BJ, Finnell RH, Bialer M. Preclinical evaluation of 2,2,3,3-tetramethylcyclopropanecarbonyl-urea, a novel, second generation to valproic acid, antiepileptic drug. Neuropharmacology. 2006 Sep; 51(4):933-46. PMID: 16890251.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    51. Wlodarczyk BJ, Cabrera RM, Hill DS, Bozinov D, Zhu H, Finnell RH. Arsenic-induced gene expression changes in the neural tube of folate transport defective mouse embryos. Neurotoxicology. 2006 Jul; 27(4):547-57. PMID: 16620997.
      Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    52. Massa V, Wlodarczyk B, Giavini E, Finnell RH. Myo-inositol enhances teratogenicity of valproic acid in the mouse. Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol. 2006 Mar; 76(3):200-4. PMID: 16511884.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    53. Abdelrahim M, Ariazi E, Kim K, Khan S, Barhoumi R, Burghardt R, Liu S, Hill D, Finnell R, Wlodarczyk B, Jordan VC, Safe S. 3-Methylcholanthrene and other aryl hydrocarbon receptor agonists directly activate estrogen receptor alpha. Cancer Res. 2006 Feb 15; 66(4):2459-67. PMID: 16489053.
      Citations: 41     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    54. Wlodarczyk BJ, Tang LS, Triplett A, Aleman F, Finnell RH. Spontaneous neural tube defects in splotch mice supplemented with selected micronutrients. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol. 2006 May 15; 213(1):55-63. PMID: 16226775.
      Citations: 28     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    55. Tang LS, Santillano DR, Wlodarczyk BJ, Miranda RC, Finnell RH. Role of Folbp1 in the regional regulation of apoptosis and cell proliferation in the developing neural tube and craniofacies. Am J Med Genet C Semin Med Genet. 2005 May 15; 135C(1):48-58. PMID: 15800851.
      Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    56. Spiegelstein O, Gould A, Wlodarczyk B, Tsie M, Lu X, Le C, Troen A, Selhub J, Piedrahita JA, Salbaum JM, Kappen C, Melnyk S, James J, Finnell RH. Developmental consequences of in utero sodium arsenate exposure in mice with folate transport deficiencies. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol. 2005 Feb 15; 203(1):18-26. PMID: 15694460.
      Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    57. Tang LS, Wlodarczyk BJ, Santillano DR, Miranda RC, Finnell RH. Developmental consequences of abnormal folate transport during murine heart morphogenesis. Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol. 2004 Jul; 70(7):449-58. PMID: 15259034.
      Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    58. Spiegelstein O, Cabrera RM, Bozinov D, Wlodarczyk B, Finnell RH. Folate-regulated changes in gene expression in the anterior neural tube of folate binding protein-1 (Folbp1)-deficient murine embryos. Neurochem Res. 2004 Jun; 29(6):1105-12. PMID: 15176467.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    59. Isoherranen N, Yagen B, Spiegelstein O, Finnell RH, Merriweather M, Woodhead JH, Wlodarczyk B, White HS, Bialer M. Anticonvulsant activity, teratogenicity and pharmacokinetics of novel valproyltaurinamide derivatives in mice. Br J Pharmacol. 2003 Jun; 139(4):755-64. PMID: 12812999.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    60. Finnell RH, Spiegelstein O, Wlodarczyk B, Triplett A, Pogribny IP, Melnyk S, James JS. DNA methylation in Folbp1 knockout mice supplemented with folic acid during gestation. J Nutr. 2002 08; 132(8 Suppl):2457S-2461S. PMID: 12163711.
      Citations: 21     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
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