A. Sue Menko, PhD

A. Sue Menko, PhD

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1020 Locust Street
Jefferson Alumni Hall,
Suite 564
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 503-2166
(215) 923-3808 fax

Most Recent Peer-reviewed Publications

  1. Specification of the patterning of a ductal tree during branching morphogenesis of the submandibular gland
  2. Immune cells in lens injury repair and fibrosis
  3. Resident immune cells of the avascular lens: Mediators of the injury and fibrotic response of the lens
  4. Dynamics of the lens basement membrane capsule and its interaction with connective tissue-like extracapsular matrix proteins
  5. TGFβ1 and TGFβ2 proteins in corneas with and without stromal fibrosis: Delayed regeneration of apical epithelial growth factor barrier and the epithelial basement membrane in corneas with stromal fibrosis
  6. An immune response to the avascular lens following wounding of the cornea involves ciliary zonule fibrils
  7. Fibrosis: Shared Lessons From the Lens and Cornea
  8. Microtubules: Evolving roles and critical cellular interactions
  9. Lens differentiation is characterized by stage-specific changes in chromatin accessibility correlating with differentiation state-specific gene expression
  10. BNIP3L/NIX is required for elimination of mitochondria, endoplasmic reticulum and Golgi apparatus during eye lens organelle-free zone formation
  11. In wound repair vimentin mediates the transition of mesenchymal leader cells to a myofibroblast phenotype
  12. Functional role for stable microtubules in lens fiber cell elongation
  13. Induction of immune surveillance of the dysmorphogenic lens
  14. N-cadherin regulates signaling mechanisms required for lens fiber cell elongation and lens morphogenesis
  15. New insight into the protrusions and paddles that link lens fiber cells
  16. Cells activated for wound repair have the potential to direct collective invasion of an epithelium
  17. Guidelines for the use and interpretation of assays for monitoring autophagy (3rd edition)
  18. Erratum to: Guidelines for the use and interpretation of assays for monitoring autophagy (3rd edition) (Autophagy, 12, 1, 1-222, 10.1080/15548627.2015.1100356
  19. Establishment of a clinically relevant ex vivo mock cataract surgery model for investigating epithelial wound repair in a native microenvironment
  20. Endogenous hydrogen peroxide production in the epithelium of the developing embryonic lens
  21. A central role for vimentin in regulating repair function during healing of the lens epithelium
  22. Regional-specific alterations in cell-cell junctions, cytoskeletal networks and myosin-mediated mechanical cues coordinate collectivity of movement of epithelial cells in response to injury
  23. α6 integrin transactivates insulin-like growth factor receptor-1 (IGF-1R) to regulate caspase-3-mediated lens epithelial cell differentiation initiation
  24. Differentiation state-specific mitochondrial dynamic regulatory networks are revealed by global transcriptional analysis of the developing chicken lens
  25. Suppression of MAPK/JNK-MTORC1 signaling leads to premature loss of organelles and nuclei by autophagy during terminal differentiation of lens fiber cells