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Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Regeneration in Pancreas

  1. Chakravarthy H, Gu X, Enge M, Dai X, Wang Y, Damond N, Downie C, Liu K, Wang J, Xing Y, Chera S, Thorel F, Quake S, Oberholzer J, MacDonald PE, Herrera PL, Kim SK. Converting Adult Pancreatic Islet α Cells into β Cells by Targeting Both Dnmt1 and Arx, 2017 Cell Metabolism 25(3):622-634. doi: 10.1016/j.cmet.2017.01.009 PMID:28215845
  2. Chera S, Herrera PL. Regeneration of Pancreatic Insulin-Producing Cells by In Situ Adaptive Cell Conversion, 2016 Current Opinion in Genetics and Development 40:1-10, PMID: 27266969
  3. Cigliola V, Thorel F, Chera S, Herrera PL. Stress-Induced Islet Cell Identity Changes, 2016 Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism 18(Suppl 1):87-96. doi: 10.1111/dom.12726 PMID: 27615136
  4. Chera S, Baronnier-Caffé D, Ghila L, Cigliola V, Jensen JN, Gu G, Furuyama K, Thorel F, Gribble FM, Reimann F, Herrera PL. Diabetes recovery by age-dependent conversion of pancreatic δ- or α-cells into insulin producers 2014 Nature 514(7523):503-507. PMID: 25141178 Comment in Diabetes: reprogrammed pancreatic δ-cells restore insulin production. [Nat Rev Endocrinol. 2014]
  5. Fujikawa T, Berglund ED, Patel VR, Ramadori G, Vianna CR, Vong L, Thorel F, Chera S, Herrera PL, Lowell BB, Elmquist JK, Baldi P, Coppari R. Leptin engages a hypothalamic neurocircuitry to permit survival in the absence of insulin 2013 Cell Metab. 18(3):431-44. PMID: 24011077 Comment in Leptin, GABA, and glucose control. [Cell Metab. 2013]
  6. Thorel F, Damond N, Chera S, Wiederkehr A, Thorens B, Meda P, Wollheim CB, Herrera PL. Normal glucagon signaling and β-cell function after near-total α-cell ablation in adult mice 2011 Diabetes 60(11):2872-82. PMID: 21926270
  7. Thorel F, Nepote V, Avril I, Kohno K, Desgraz R, Chera S, Herrera PL. Conversion of Adult Pancreatic a-cells to b-cells After Extreme b-cell Loss 2010 Nature 464(7292):1149-54. PMID: 20364121 Comments in: Diabetes forum: Extreme makeover of pancreatic alpha-cells. [Nature. 2010] Differentiation: from alpha to beta. [Nat Rev Endocrinol. 2010]

Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Regeneration in Hydra

  1. Chera S, Ghila L, Wenger Y, Galliot B. Injury-induced activation of the MAPK/CREB pathway triggers apoptosis-induced compensatory proliferation in hydra head regeneration 2011 Dev Growth Differ. 53(2):186-201 PMID: 21338345
  2. Galliot B, Chera S. The Hydra model: disclosing an apoptosis-driven generator of Wnt-based regeneration 2010 Trends Cell Biol. 20(9):514-23 PMID: 20691596
  3. Chera S, Ghila L, Dobretz K, Wenger Y, Bauer C, Buzgariu WC, Martinou JC, Galliot B. Apoptotic cells provide an unexpected source of Wnt3 signaling to drive hydra head regeneration 2009 17(2)279-89 PMID: 19686688
  4. Chera S, Buzgariu W, Ghila L, Galliot B. Autophagy in Hydra: a response to starvation and stress in early animal evolution 2009 Biochim Biophys Acta. 1793(9):1432-43 PMID: 19362111
  5. Galliot B, Quiquand M, Ghila L, de Rosa R, Miljkovic-Licina M, Chera S. Origins of neurogenesis, a cnidarian view 2009 Dev Biol. 332(1), 2-24 PMID: 19465018
  6. Buzgariu W, Chera S, Galliot B. Methods to investigate autophagy during starvation and regeneration in Hydra 2008 Methods in Enzymology 451, 409-37 PMID: 19185734
  7. Miljkovic-Licina M, Chera S, Ghila L, Galliot B. Head regeneration in wild-type hydra requires de novo neurogenesis 2007 Development 134:1191-1201 PMID: 17301084
  8. Galliot B, Miljkovic-Licina M, Ghila L, Chera S. RNAi gene silencing affects cell and developmental plasticity in hydra 2007 C. R. Biol. 330:491-497 PMID: 17631443
  9. Chera S, Kaloulis K, Galliot B. The cAMP response element binding protein (CREB) as an integrative HUB selector in metazoans: clues from the hydra model system 2007 BioSystems 87:191-203 PMID: 17030409
  10. Chera S, de Rosa R, Miljkovic-Licina M, Dobretz K, Ghila L, Kaloulis K, Galliot B. Silencing of the hydra serine protease inhibitor Kazal1 gene mimics the human SPINK1 pancreatic phenotype 2006 J. Cell Sci. 119:846-857  PMID: 16478786
  11. Galliot B, Miljkovic-Licina M, de Rosa R, Chera S. Hydra, a niche for cell and developmental plasticity 2006 Sem. Cell Dev. Biol. 17:492-502 PMID: 16807002
  12. Kaloulis K, Chera S, Hassel M, Gauchat D, Galliot B. Reactivation of developmental programs: the CREB pathway is involved in hydra head regeneration 2004 Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 101:2363-2368 PMID: 14983015
  13. Gauchat D, Escriva H, Miljkovic-Licina M, Chera S, Langlois MC, Begue A, Laudet V, Galliot B. The orphan COUP-TF nuclear receptors are markers for neurogenesis from cnidarians to vertebrates 2004 Dev. Biol. 275:104-123 PMID: 15464576

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