This collection showcases the journal articles and other publications authored by researchers in the lab of Peter Jones, Ph.D., in the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

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Publications from 2016

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CRISPR/dCas9-mediated transcriptional inhibition ameliorates the epigenetic dysregulation at D4Z4 and represses DUX4-fl in FSH muscular dystrophy, Charis L. Himeda, Takako I. Jones, and Peter L. Jones

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Scalpel or Straitjacket: CRISPR/Cas9 Approaches for Muscular Dystrophies, Charis L. Himeda, Takako I. Jones, and Peter L. Jones

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Transgenic Drosophila for Investigating DUX4 and FRG1, Two Genes Associated with Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy (FSHD), Takako I. Jones, Megan Parilla, and Peter L. Jones

Publications from 2015

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Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy as a model for epigenetic regulation and disease, Charis L. Himeda, Takako I. Jones, and Peter L. Jones

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Individual epigenetic status of the pathogenic D4Z4 macrosatellite correlates with disease in facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy, Takako I. Jones, Oliver D. King, Charis L. Himeda, Sachiko Homma, Jennifer C. J. Chen, Mary Lou. Beermann, Chi Yan, Charles P. Emerson Jr., Jeffrey B. Miller, Kathryn R. Wagner, and Peter L. Jones

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Emerging preclinical animal models for FSHD, Angela Lek, Fedik Rahimov, Peter L. Jones, and Louis M. Kunkel

Publications from 2014

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Myogenic Enhancers Regulate Expression of the Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy-Associated DUX4 Gene, Charis L. Himeda, Celine Debarnot, Sachiko Homma, Mary Lou Beermann, Jeffrey B. Miller, Peter L. Jones, and Takako I. Jones

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Identifying diagnostic DNA methylation profiles for facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy in blood and saliva using bisulfite sequencing, Takako I. Jones, Chi Yan, Peter Sapp, Diane McKenna-Yasek, Peter B. Kang, Colin Quinn, Johnny S. Salameh, Oliver D. King, and Peter L. Jones

Publications from 2013

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Analysis of Myogenic and Candidate Disease Biomarkers in FSHD Muscle Cells, Jennifer C. J. Chen; Takako I. Jones; Oliver D. King; Kendal Hanger; Fedik Rahimov; Sachiko Homma; Mary Lou Beermann; Genila M. Bibat; Jeffrey B. Miller; Louise M. Kunkel; Kathryn R. Wagner; Peter L. Jones; and Charles P. Emerson, Jr.

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Molecular Mechanisms of FSH Muscular Dystrophy Pathogenesis, Peter L. Jones and Takako I. Jones

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Epigenetic variability is a modifier of facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy, Takako I. Jones; Chia-Yun Sun; Celine Debarnot; Charis Himeda; Charles P. Emerson, Jr.; and Peter L. Jones

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Exome sequencing identifies a novel SMCHD1 mutation in facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy 2, Satomi Mitsuhashi, Steven E. Boyden, Elicia A. Estrella, Takako I. Jones, Fedik Rahimov, Timothy W. Yu, Basil T. Darras, Anthony A. Amato, Rebecca D. Folkerth, Peter L. Jones, Louis M. Kunkel, and Peter B. Kang

Publications from 2012

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Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy family studies of DUX4 expression: evidence for disease modifiers and a quantitative model of pathogenesis, Takako I. Jones; Jennifer Cj Chen; Fedik Rahimov; Sachiko Homma; Patricia Arashiro; Mary Lou Beermann; Oliver D. King; Jeffrey Boone Miller; Louis M. Kunkel; Charles P. Emerson, Jr.; Kathryn R. Wagner; and Peter L. Jones

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C. elegans PAT-9 is a nuclear zinc finger protein critical for the assembly of muscle attachments, Qian Liu, Takako I. Jones, Rebecca A. Bachmann, Mitchell Meghpara, Lauren Rogowski, Benjamin D. Williams, and Peter L. Jones

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Association of modified cytosines and the methylated DNA-binding protein MeCP2 with distinctive structural domains of lampbrush chromatin, Garry T. Morgan, Peter L. Jones, and Michel Bellini

Publications from 2011

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Temporal uncoupling of the DNA methylome and transcriptional repression during embryogenesis, Ozren Bogdanovic, Steven W. Long, Simon J. van Heeringen, Arie B. Brinkman, Jose Luis Gomez-Skarmeta, Hendrik G. Stunnenberg, Peter L. Jones, and Gert Jan C. Veenstra

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Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD) region gene 1 (FRG1) is a dynamic nuclear and sarcomeric protein, Meredith L. Hanel, Chia-Yun Jessica Sun, Takako I. Jones, Steven W. Long, Simona Zanotti, Derek Milner, and Peter L. Jones

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A brain-derived MeCP2 complex supports a role for MeCP2 in RNA processing, Steven W. Long, Jenny Y. Y. Ooi, Peter M. Yau, and Peter L. Jones

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The nucleoporin Seh1 forms a complex with Mio and serves an essential tissue-specific function in Drosophila oogenesis, Stefania Senger, John Csokmay, Tanveer Akbar, Takako I. Jones, Prabuddha Sengupta, and Mary A Lilly

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Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy region gene 1 is a dynamic RNA-associated and actin-bundling protein, Chia-Yun Jessica Sun, Silvana van Koningsbruggen, Steven W. Long, Kirsten Straasheijm, Rinse Klooster, Takako I. Jones, Michel Bellini, Lyne Levesque, William M. Brieher, Silvere M. van der Maarel, and Peter L. Jones

Publications from 2010

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Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy region gene-1 (FRG-1) is an actin-bundling protein associated with muscle-attachment sites, Qian Liu, Takako I. Jones, Vivian W. Tang, William M. Brieher, and Peter L. Jones

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Testing the effects of FSHD candidate gene expression in vertebrate muscle development, Ryan D. Wuebbles, Steven W. Long, Meredith L. Hanel, and Peter L. Jones

Publications from 2009

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Muscular dystrophy candidate gene FRG1 is critical for muscle development, Meredith L. Hanel, Ryan Wuebbles, and Peter L. Jones

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FSHD region gene 1 (FRG1) is crucial for angiogenesis linking FRG1 to facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy-associated vasculopathy, Ryan Wuebbles, Meredith L. Hanel, and Peter L. Jones

Publications from 2008

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Transient high glucose causes persistent epigenetic changes and altered gene expression during subsequent normoglycemia, Assam El-Osta, Daniella Brasacchio, Dachun Yao, Alessandro Pocai, Peter L. Jones, Robert G. Roeder, Mark E. Cooper, and Michael Brownlee

Publications from 2007

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The tripartite motif (TRIM) of nuclear factor 7 is required for its association with transcription units, Brent Beenders, Peter L. Jones, and Michel Bellini

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Engineered telomeres in transgenic Xenopus laevis, Ryan D. Wuebbles and Peter L. Jones

Publications from 2006

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Reply to “Testing for association between MeCP2 and the brahma-associated SWI/SNF chromatin-remodeling complex", K. N. Harikrishnan, Sharmistha Pal, Emma K. Baker, Maggie Z. Chow, Michelle G. de Silva, Jun Okabe, Li Wang, Peter L. Jones, Said Sif, and Assam El-Osta

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Insights into social insects from the genome of the honeybee Apis mellifera, Honeybee Genome Sequencing Consortium and Peter L. Jones

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Functional CpG methylation system in a social insect, Ying Wang, Mireia Jorda, Peter L. Jones, Ryszard Maleszka, Xu Ling, Hugh M. Robertson, Craig A. Mizzen, Miguel A. Peinado, and Gene E. Robinson

Publications from 2005

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Brahma links the SWI/SNF chromatin-remodeling complex with MeCP2-dependent transcriptional silencing, K. N. Harikrishnan, Maggie Z. Chow, Emma K. Baker, Sharmistha Pal, Sahar Bassal, Daniella Brasacchio, Li Wang, Jeff M. Craig, Peter L. Jones, Said Sif, and Assam El-Osta

Publications from 2004

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DNA repair in a chromatin environment, Ryan D. Wuebbles and Peter L. Jones

Publications from 2003

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N-CoR-HDAC corepressor complexes: roles in transcriptional regulation by nuclear hormone receptors, Peter L. Jones and Y.-B. Shi