Stephen M Maricich
Affiliation: Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Wright M, Reed Geaghan E, Bolock A, Fujiyama T, Hoshino M, Maricich S. Unipotent, Atoh1+ progenitors maintain the Merkel cell population in embryonic and adult mice. J Cell Biol. 2015;208:367-79 pubmed publisher
..These data identify a novel, unipotent progenitor population in the skin that gives rise to Merkel cells both during development and adulthood. ..
Altieri S, Zhao T, Jalabi W, Romito Digiacomo R, Maricich S. En1 is necessary for survival of neurons in the ventral nuclei of the lateral lemniscus. Dev Neurobiol. 2016;76:1266-1274 pubmed publisher
..Together, these data identify En1 as a gene important for VNLL neuron development and survival. Â© 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Develop Neurobiol 76: 1266-1274, 2016. ..
Ostrowski S, Wright M, Bolock A, Geng X, Maricich S. Ectopic Atoh1 expression drives Merkel cell production in embryonic, postnatal and adult mouse epidermis. Development. 2015;142:2533-44 pubmed publisher
Altieri S, Jalabi W, Zhao T, Romito Digiacomo R, Maricich S. En1 directs superior olivary complex neuron positioning, survival, and expression of FoxP1. Dev Biol. 2015;408:99-108 pubmed publisher
..Our data define important roles for En1 in the development and maturation of a diverse group of brainstem auditory neurons. ..
Reed Geaghan E, Wright M, See L, Adelman P, Lee K, Koerber H, et al
. Merkel Cell-Driven BDNF Signaling Specifies SAI Neuron Molecular and Electrophysiological Phenotypes. J Neurosci. 2016;36:4362-76 pubmed publisher
..We also show that this process is controlled by BDNF signaling. These findings provide new insights into the regulation of somatosensory neuron development and reveal a novel way in which Merkel cells participate in mechanosensation. ..