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Rao A., O’Shea L., Toora M. & Smith J. An accelerated model of skeletal muscle atrophy: regeneration and adipogenesis precede atrophy. (Submitted)
Smith, J. & Merrick, D (2008). Embryonic skeletal muscle micro-explant culture and isolation of skeletal muscle stem cells. In// Methods in Molecular Biology: Mouse Cell Culture. Editors A. Ward & D. Tosh. Humana Press, in press
D. Merrick, Tao Ting, L.K.J Stadler, J. Smith (2007). A role for Insulin-like growth factor 2 in specification of the fast skeletal muscle fibre. BMC Developmental Biology 7:65
Toora, M., Merrick, D., Rao, A. & Smith, J. (2003). “Stem cells, skeletal muscle and the mammalian ageing process”. Proc. Indian Natn. Sci. Acad. B69: 191-208.
D. Merrick, I Badr, M Watkins, J. Smith. (2002). IGF-2 function in skeletal muscle differentiation. Edited by AJ Copp & EMC Fisher. Genet. Res. Camb. 80, 63-75.
Wesbury J, Watkins M, Ferguson-Smith AC, and Smith, J. (2001). Dynamic and temporal regulation of the cdk inhibitor P57kip2 during embryo morphogenesis. Mechanisms of Development 109: 83-89.
L. C. O’Shea, C. Johnson, M. Rooney, R. Gleeson, K. Woods & J. Smith (2001) Adipogenesis and skeletal muscle ageing Mech. Ageing Devel. 122, 1354-5.
Smith, J, Goldsmith, C, Ward, A & LeDieu, R (2000) IGF-II ameliorates the dystrophic phenotype and coordinately down-regulates programmed cell death. Cell Death and Diff. 7, 1109-1118.
Grandjean, V, Smith, J, Watkins, M & Ferguson-Smith, A.C. (2000). Increased IGF-II protein affects P57kip2 expression in vivo and in vitro: implications for Beckwith-Weidemann syndrome. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. (USA) 97, 5279-5284.
Woods, K., Marrone, A. & Smith, J (2000) Programmed cell death and senescence in skeletal muscle stem cells. Ann. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci 908, 331-335.
Smith J & Schofield P N (1997) Cell Growth Differ 8, 927-934 Smith J (1996) Br Appl Myol 6, 279-284
Smith J et al (1995) Cell Death Differ 2, 243-251
Smith J & Schofield P N (1994) Exp Cell Res 210, 86-93
FTE Category A staff submitted: 42.80
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