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Patricia Loomis, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor
Ph.D., 1994, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Office: 2.164
Building: BSB
Phone: 847-578-8663
Fax: 847-578-3268
E-mail: patricia.loomis@rosalindfranklin.edu

Potashkin JA, Kang UJ, Loomis PA, Jodelka FM, Ding Y, Meredith GE. MPTP administration in mice changes the ratio of splice isoforms of fosB and rgs9. Brain Res. 2007 Nov 28;1182:1-10. Epub 2007 Sep 14.

Marinescu V, Loomis PA, Ehmann S, Beales M, Potashkin JA.
Regulation of retention of FosB intron 4 by PTB. PLoS ONE. 2007 Sep 5;2(9):e828.

Sekerkova G, Zheng L, Loomis PA, Mugnaini E, Bartles JR. Espins and the actin cytoskeleton of hair cell stereocilia and sensory cell microvilli. Cell Mol Life Sci. 2006 Oct;63(19-20):2329-41. Review.

Loomis PA, Kelly AE, Zheng L, Changyaleket B, Sekerkova G, Mugnaini E, Ferreira A, Mullins RD, Bartles JR. Targeted wild-type and jerker espins reveal a novel, WH2-domain-dependent way to make actin bundles in cells. J Cell Sci. 2006 Apr 15;119(Pt 8):1655-65. Epub 2006 Mar 28.

Sekerkova G, Zheng L, Loomis PA, Changyaleket B, Whitlon DS, Mugnaini E, Bartles JR. Espins are multifunctional actin cytoskeletal regulatory proteins in the microvilli of chemosensory and mechanosensory cells. J Neurosci. 2004 Jun 9;24(23):5445-56.

Shea TB, Yabe JT, Ortiz D, Pimenta A, Loomis PA, Goldman RD, Amin N, Pant HC. Cdk5 regulates axonal transport and phosphorylation of neurofilaments in cultured neurons. J Cell Sci. 2004 Feb 29;117(Pt 6):933-41. Epub 2004 Feb 3.

Loomis PA, Zheng L, Sekerkova G, Changyaleket B, Mugnaini E, Bartles JR. Espin cross-links cause the elongation of microvillus-type parallel actin bundles in vivo. J Cell Biol. 2003 Dec 8;163(5):1045-55. Epub 2003 Dec 1.

Helfand BT, Loomis PA, Yoon M, Goldman RD. Rapid transport of neural intermediate filament protein. J Cell Sci. 2003 Jun 1;116(Pt 11):2345-59. Epub 2003 Apr 23.

Sekerkova G, Loomis PA, Changyaleket B, Zheng L, Eytan R, Chen B, Mugnaini E, Bartles JR. Novel espin actin-bundling proteins are localized to Purkinje cell dendritic spines and bind the Src homology 3 adapter protein insulin receptor substrate p53. J Neurosci. 2003 Feb 15;23(4):1310-9.

Loomis, PA and Goldman, RD. Neural intermediate filament systems. Encyclop. of Neuroscience. 2 nd Revised Edition 1998, edited by George Adelman and Barry H. Smith. pp.1313-1316.

Loomis , PA Isolation of dorsal root ganglia from chick embryos. Cells – A Laboratory Manual. Edited by DL Spector, RD Goldman and LA Leinwand. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press 1998, vol 1. pp 9.8-9.13.

Straube-West K, Loomis PA, Opal P, Goldman RD. Alterations in neural intermediate filament organization: functional implications and the induction of pathological changes related to motor neuron disease. J Cell Sci. 1996 Sep;109 ( Pt 9):2319-29.

Wang Y, Loomis PA, Zinkowski RP, Binder LI. A novel tau transcript in cultured human neuroblastoma cells expressing nuclear tau. J Cell Biol. 1993 Apr;121(2):257-67.

Loomis PA, Howard TH, Castleberry RP, Binder LI. Identification of nuclear tau isoforms in human neuroblastoma cells. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1990 Nov;87(21):8422-6.