R P Tucker


Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA


  1. Tucker R, Chiquet Ehrismann R. Evidence for the evolution of tenascin and fibronectin early in the chordate lineage. Int J Biochem Cell Biol. 2009;41:424-34 pubmed publisher
    ..In contrast, the tenascin gene in B. floridae encodes multiple RGD motifs, suggesting that integrin binding is fundamental to tenascin function. ..
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    Gong Q, Garvey K, Qian C, Yin I, Wong G, Tucker R. Integrins of the starlet sea anemone Nematostella vectensis. Biol Bull. 2014;227:211-20 pubmed
    ..The integrins expressed in the gonads may play roles in mediating sperm-egg interactions in N. vectensis, while others may play a role in regulating proliferation during regeneration. ..
  3. Tucker R, Chiquet Ehrismann R. Tenascin-C: Its functions as an integrin ligand. Int J Biochem Cell Biol. 2015;65:165-8 pubmed publisher
    ..This illustrates the potential for using our knowledge of tenascins and their integrin receptors in stem cell-based therapies. ..
  4. Ferralli J, Tucker R, Chiquet Ehrismann R. The teneurin C-terminal domain possesses nuclease activity and is apoptogenic. Biol Open. 2018;7: pubmed publisher
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    Tucker R, Hagios C, Santiago A, Chiquet Ehrismann R. Tenascin-Y is concentrated in adult nerve roots and has barrier properties in vitro. J Neurosci Res. 2001;66:439-47 pubmed
    ..We conclude that the expression pattern of tenascin-Y and its properties in vitro are consistent with a role as an inhibitor of glial cell migration and sensory regeneration in nerve roots. ..
  6. Tucker R, Chiquet Ehrismann R. The regulation of tenascin expression by tissue microenvironments. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2009;1793:888-92 pubmed publisher
  7. Kenzelmann D, Chiquet Ehrismann R, Leachman N, Tucker R. Teneurin-1 is expressed in interconnected regions of the developing brain and is processed in vivo. BMC Dev Biol. 2008;8:30 pubmed publisher
    ..Our data support the hypothesis that teneurins can be proteolytically processed leading to the release of the intracellular domain and its translocation to the nucleus. ..
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    Tucker R. Expression of usherin in the anthozoan Nematostella vectensis. Biol Bull. 2010;218:105-12 pubmed
    ..However, its pattern of expression in N. vectensis is not consistent with a role for this protein in the mechanosensory ciliary cone of mature cnidoblasts. ..
  9. Tucker R, Beckmann J, Leachman N, Schöler J, Chiquet Ehrismann R. Phylogenetic analysis of the teneurins: conserved features and premetazoan ancestry. Mol Biol Evol. 2012;29:1019-29 pubmed publisher

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  1. Tucker R, Drabikowski K, Hess J, Ferralli J, Chiquet Ehrismann R, Adams J. Phylogenetic analysis of the tenascin gene family: evidence of origin early in the chordate lineage. BMC Evol Biol. 2006;6:60 pubmed