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Clara Franzini-Armstrong, Ph.D.

Clara Franzini-Armstrong, Ph.D.

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Emeritus Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
Department: Cell and Developmental Biology

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B43 Anatomy/Chemistry
Philadelphia, PA 19104/6058
Office: 215-898-3345
Education:
Ph.D. (Biological Sciences)
University of Pisa, Italy, 1960.
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Selected Publications

Gach, Marcin P. Cherednichenko, Gennady. Haarmann, Claudia. Lopez, Jose R. Beam, Kurt G. Pessah, Isaac N. Franzini-Armstrong, Clara. Allen, Paul D.: Alpha2delta1 dihydropyridine receptor subunit is a critical element for excitation-coupled calcium entry but not for formation of tetrads in skeletal myotubes. Biophysical Journal 94(8): 3023-34, Apr 15 2008.

Shen, Xiaohua. Franzini-Armstrong, Clara. Lopez, Jose R. Jones, Larry R. Kobayashi, Yvonne M. Wang, Ying. Kerrick, W Glenn L. Caswell, Anthony H. Potter, James D. Miller, Todd. Allen, Paul D. Perez, Claudio F.: Triadins modulate intracellular Ca(2+) homeostasis but are not essential for excitation-contraction coupling in skeletal muscle. Journal of Biological Chemistry 282(52): 37864-74, Dec 28 2007.

Zvaritch, Elena. Depreux, Frederic. Kraeva, Natasha. Loy, Ryan E. Goonasekera, Sanjeewa A. Boncompagi, Simona. Kraev, Alexander. Gramolini, Anthony O. Dirksen, Robert T. Franzini-Armstrong, Clara. Seidman, Christine E. Seidman, J G. Maclennan, David H.: An Ryr1I4895T mutation abolishes Ca2+ release channel function and delays development in homozygous offspring of a mutant mouse line. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 104(47): 18537-42, Nov 20 2007.

Lefebvre, Julie L. Jing, Lili. Becaficco, Sara. Franzini-Armstrong, Clara. Granato, Michael.: Differential requirement for MuSK and dystroglycan in generating patterns of neuromuscular innervation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 104(7): 2483-8, Feb 13 2007.

Di Maio, Alessandro. Karko, Kimberly. Snopko, Rose M. Mejia-Alvarez, Rafael. Franzini-Armstrong, Clara.: T-tubule formation in cardiacmyocytes: two possible mechanisms?. Journal of Muscle Research & Cell Motility 28(4-5): 231-41, 2007.

Di Maio, Alessandro. Ter Keurs, H E. Franzini-Armstrong, Clara.: T-tubule profiles in Purkinje fibres of mammalian myocardium. Journal of Muscle Research & Cell Motility 28(2-3): 115-21, 2007.

Sheridan, David C. Takekura, Hiroaki. Franzini-Armstrong, Clara. Beam, Kurt G. Allen, Paul D. Perez, Claudio F.: Bidirectional signaling between calcium channels of skeletal muscle requires multiple direct and indirect interactions. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 103(52): 19760-5, Dec 26 2006.

Pogoda, Hans-Martin. Sternheim, Nitzan. Lyons, David A. Diamond, Brianne. Hawkins, Thomas A. Woods, Ian G. Bhatt, Dimple H. Franzini-Armstrong, Clara. Dominguez, Claudia. Arana, Naomi. Jacobs, Jennifer. Nix, Rebecca. Fetcho, Joseph R. Talbot, William S.: A genetic screen identifies genes essential for development of myelinated axons in zebrafish. Developmental Biology 298(1): 118-31, Oct 1 2006.

Knollmann, Bjorn C. Chopra, Nagesh. Hlaing, Thinn. Akin, Brandy. Yang, Tao. Ettensohn, Kristen. Knollmann, Barbara E C. Horton, Kenneth D. Weissman, Neil J. Holinstat, Izabela. Zhang, Wei. Roden, Dan M. Jones, Larry R. Franzini-Armstrong, Clara. Pfeifer, Karl.: Casq2 deletion causes sarcoplasmic reticulum volume increase, premature Ca2+ release, and catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia. Journal of Clinical Investigation 116(9): 2510-20, Sep 2006.

Syed, Sheyum. Snyder, Gregory E. Franzini-Armstrong, Clara. Selvin, Paul R. Goldman, Yale E.: Adaptability of myosin V studied by simultaneous detection of position and orientation. EMBO Journal 25(9): 1795-803, May 3 2006.

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Last updated: 08/14/2008
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