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InstitutionBaylor College of Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Molecular & Cellular Biology
DivisionMolecular & Cellular Biology
AddressMolecular & Cellular Biology
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Houston TX 77030
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    1. Adams J, Liu Z, Ren YA, Wun WS, Zhou W, Kenigsberg S, Librach C, Valdes C, Gibbons W, Richards J. Enhanced Inflammatory Transcriptome in the Granulosa Cells of Women With Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2016 Sep; 101(9):3459-68. PMID: 27228368; PMCID: PMC5010574 [Available on 09/01/17].
    2. Ren YA, Mullany LK, Liu Z, Herron AJ, Wong KK, Richards JS. Mutant p53 Promotes Epithelial Ovarian Cancer by Regulating Tumor Differentiation, Metastasis, and Responsiveness to Steroid Hormones. Cancer Res. 2016 Apr 15; 76(8):2206-18. PMID: 26964623; PMCID: PMC4873372 [Available on 04/15/17].
    3. Ren YA, Liu Z, Mullany LK, Fan CM, Richards JS. Growth Arrest Specific-1 (GAS1) Is a C/EBP Target Gene That Functions in Ovulation and Corpus Luteum Formation in Mice. Biol Reprod. 2016 Feb; 94(2):44. PMID: 26740594; PMCID: PMC4787628 [Available on 02/01/17].
    4. Liu Z, Ren YA, Pangas SA, Adams J, Zhou W, Castrillon DH, Wilhelm D, Richards JS. FOXO1/3 and PTEN Depletion in Granulosa Cells Promotes Ovarian Granulosa Cell Tumor Development. Mol Endocrinol. 2015 Jul; 29(7):1006-24. PMID: 26061565.
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    5. Liu Z, Castrillon DH, Zhou W, Richards JS. FOXO1/3 depletion in granulosa cells alters follicle growth, death and regulation of pituitary FSH. Mol Endocrinol. 2013 Feb; 27(2):238-52. PMID: 23322722; PMCID: PMC3683807.
    6. Mullany LK, Liu Z, Wong KK, Deneke V, Ren YA, Herron A, Richards JS. Tumor repressor protein 53 and steroid hormones provide a new paradigm for ovarian cancer metastases. Mol Endocrinol. 2014 Jan; 28(1):127-37. PMID: 24264574; PMCID: PMC3874458.
    7. Kawashima I, Liu Z, Mullany LK, Mihara T, Richards JS, Shimada M. EGF-like factors induce expansion of the cumulus cell-oocyte complexes by activating calpain-mediated cell movement. Endocrinology. 2012 Aug; 153(8):3949-59. PMID: 22673225; PMCID: PMC3404342.
    8. Richards JS, Liu Z, Kawai T, Tabata K, Watanabe H, Suresh D, Kuo FT, Pisarska MD, Shimada M. Adiponectin and its receptors modulate granulosa cell and cumulus cell functions, fertility, and early embryo development in the mouse and human. Fertil Steril. 2012 Aug; 98(2):471-9.e1. PMID: 22633650; PMCID: PMC3523112.
    9. Mullany LK, Liu Z, King ER, Wong KK, Richards JS. Wild-type tumor repressor protein 53 (Trp53) promotes ovarian cancer cell survival. Endocrinology. 2012 Apr; 153(4):1638-48. PMID: 22396451; PMCID: PMC3320246.
    10. Fan HY, Liu Z, Mullany LK, Richards JS. Consequences of RAS and MAPK activation in the ovary: the good, the bad and the ugly. Mol Cell Endocrinol. 2012 Jun 5; 356(1-2):74-9. PMID: 22197887; PMCID: PMC3327778.
    11. Richards JS, Fan HY, Liu Z, Tsoi M, Laguë MN, Boyer A, Boerboom D. Either Kras activation or Pten loss similarly enhance the dominant-stable CTNNB1-induced genetic program to promote granulosa cell tumor development in the ovary and testis. Oncogene. 2012 Mar 22; 31(12):1504-20. PMID: 21860425; PMCID: PMC3223552.
    12. Fujita Y, Mihara T, Okazaki T, Shitanaka M, Kushino R, Ikeda C, Negishi H, Liu Z, Richards JS, Shimada M. Toll-like receptors (TLR) 2 and 4 on human sperm recognize bacterial endotoxins and mediate apoptosis. Hum Reprod. 2011 Oct; 26(10):2799-806. PMID: 21775336; PMCID: PMC3174031.
    13. Zhou W, Bolden-Tiller OU, Shao SH, Weng CC, Shetty G, AbuElhija M, Pakarinen P, Huhtaniemi I, Momin AA, Wang J, Stivers DN, Liu Z, Meistrich ML. Estrogen-regulated genes in rat testes and their relationship to recovery of spermatogenesis after irradiation. Biol Reprod. 2011 Oct; 85(4):823-33. PMID: 21653891; PMCID: PMC3184294.
    14. Pierce A, Xu M, Bliesner B, Liu Z, Richards J, Tobet S, Wierman ME. Hypothalamic but not pituitary or ovarian defects underlie the reproductive abnormalities in Axl/Tyro3 null mice. Mol Cell Endocrinol. 2011 Jun 6; 339(1-2):151-8. PMID: 21539887; PMCID: PMC3124083.
    15. Mullany LK, Fan HY, Liu Z, White LD, Marshall A, Gunaratne P, Anderson ML, Creighton CJ, Xin L, Deavers M, Wong KK, Richards JS. Molecular and functional characteristics of ovarian surface epithelial cells transformed by KrasG12D and loss of Pten in a mouse model in vivo. Oncogene. 2011 Aug 11; 30(32):3522-36. PMID: 21423204; PMCID: PMC3139785.
    16. Fan HY, Liu Z, Johnson PF, Richards JS. CCAAT/enhancer-binding proteins (C/EBP)-? and -? are essential for ovulation, luteinization, and the expression of key target genes. Mol Endocrinol. 2011 Feb; 25(2):253-68. PMID: 21177758; PMCID: PMC3386543.
    17. Zhou W, Wang G, Small CL, Liu Z, Weng CC, Yang L, Griswold MD, Meistrich ML. Gene expression alterations by conditional knockout of androgen receptor in adult sertoli cells of Utp14b(jsd/jsd) (jsd) mice. Biol Reprod. 2010 Nov; 83(5):759-66. PMID: 20650881; PMCID: PMC2959105.
    18. Fan HY, O'Connor A, Shitanaka M, Shimada M, Liu Z, Richards JS. Beta-catenin (CTNNB1) promotes preovulatory follicular development but represses LH-mediated ovulation and luteinization. Mol Endocrinol. 2010 Aug; 24(8):1529-42. PMID: 20610534; PMCID: PMC2940463.
    19. Liu Z, Fan HY, Wang Y, Richards JS. Targeted disruption of Mapk14 (p38MAPKalpha) in granulosa cells and cumulus cells causes cell-specific changes in gene expression profiles that rescue COC expansion and maintain fertility. Mol Endocrinol. 2010 Sep; 24(9):1794-804. PMID: 20610537; PMCID: PMC2940481.
    20. Fan HY, Liu Z, Paquet M, Wang J, Lydon JP, DeMayo FJ, Richards JS. Cell type-specific targeted mutations of Kras and Pten document proliferation arrest in granulosa cells versus oncogenic insult to ovarian surface epithelial cells. Cancer Res. 2009 Aug 15; 69(16):6463-72. PMID: 19679546; PMCID: PMC2741085.
    21. Zhou W, Bolden-Tiller OU, Shetty G, Shao SH, Weng CC, Pakarinen P, Liu Z, Stivers DN, Meistrich ML. Changes in gene expression in somatic cells of rat testes resulting from hormonal modulation and radiation-induced germ cell depletion. Biol Reprod. 2010 Jan; 82(1):54-65. PMID: 19684331; PMCID: PMC2802113.
    22. Fan HY, Liu Z, Shimada M, Sterneck E, Johnson PF, Hedrick SM, Richards JS. MAPK3/1 (ERK1/2) in ovarian granulosa cells are essential for female fertility. Science. 2009 May 15; 324(5929):938-41. PMID: 19443782; PMCID: PMC2847890.
    23. Liu Z, Youngquist RS, Garverick HA, Antoniou E. Molecular mechanisms regulating bovine ovarian follicular selection. Mol Reprod Dev. 2009 Apr; 76(4):351-66. PMID: 18932212.
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    24. Liu Z, de Matos DG, Fan HY, Shimada M, Palmer S, Richards JS. Interleukin-6: an autocrine regulator of the mouse cumulus cell-oocyte complex expansion process. Endocrinology. 2009 Jul; 150(7):3360-8. PMID: 19299453; PMCID: PMC2703543.
    25. Liu Z, Rudd MD, Hernandez-Gonzalez I, Gonzalez-Robayna I, Fan HY, Zeleznik AJ, Richards JS. FSH and FOXO1 regulate genes in the sterol/steroid and lipid biosynthetic pathways in granulosa cells. Mol Endocrinol. 2009 May; 23(5):649-61. PMID: 19196834; PMCID: PMC2675958.
    26. Fan HY, Liu Z, Cahill N, Richards JS. Targeted disruption of Pten in ovarian granulosa cells enhances ovulation and extends the life span of luteal cells. Mol Endocrinol. 2008 Sep; 22(9):2128-40. PMID: 18606860; PMCID: PMC2631369.
    27. Fan HY, Shimada M, Liu Z, Cahill N, Noma N, Wu Y, Gossen J, Richards JS. Selective expression of KrasG12D in granulosa cells of the mouse ovary causes defects in follicle development and ovulation. Development. 2008 Jun; 135(12):2127-37. PMID: 18506027; PMCID: PMC3541831.
    28. Liu Z, Shimada M, Richards JS. The involvement of the Toll-like receptor family in ovulation. J Assist Reprod Genet. 2008 Jun; 25(6):223-8. PMID: 18509754; PMCID: PMC2582080.
    29. Richards JS, Liu Z, Shimada M. Immune-like mechanisms in ovulation. Trends Endocrinol Metab. 2008 Aug; 19(6):191-6. PMID: 18407514.
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    30. Chen Y, Antoniou E, Liu Z, Hearne LB, Roberts RM. A microarray analysis for genes regulated by interferon-tau in ovine luminal epithelial cells. Reproduction. 2007 Jul; 134(1):123-35. PMID: 17641094.
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    31. Bhusari S, Liu Z, Hearne LB, Spiers DE, Lamberson WR, Antoniou E. Expression profiling of heat stress effects on mice fed ergot alkaloids. Toxicol Sci. 2007 Jan; 95(1):89-97. PMID: 17093207.
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    32. Zhou W, Liu Z, Wu J, Liu JH, Hyder SM, Antoniou E, Lubahn DB. Identification and characterization of two novel splicing isoforms of human estrogen-related receptor beta. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2006 Feb; 91(2):569-79. PMID: 16332939.
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    33. Liu Z, Womack JE, Antoniou E. A high-resolution comparative RH map of the telomeric end of bovine chromosome 2 with human chromosomes 1 and 2. Cytogenet Genome Res. 2003; 103(1-2):89-93. PMID: 15004470.
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    34. Liu Z, Hansen M, Womack JE, Antoniou E. A comparative map of interstitial bovine chromosome 5 with human chromosomes 12 and 22. Cytogenet Genome Res. 2003; 101(2):147-54. PMID: 14610356.
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