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Louis Martens Kunkel, Ph.D.

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Mentoring
Evaluating a New Antibody for SP Cell Sorting/Differentiation Capacity of SP Cells Co-Cultured with DRGs
Summer, 05/01/02 - 08/31/02

Research
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  1. R41AR074832 (KUNKEL, LOUIS M) Sep 4, 2018 - Aug 31, 2019
    NIH/NIAMS
    Genome-wide CRISPR screen to identify pro-myogenic factors for cell therapy of DMD
    Role: Principal Investigator
  2. U54HD090255 (POMEROY, SCOTT LOREN) Sep 23, 2016 - May 31, 2021
    NIH/NICHD
    Boston Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
  3. R01AR064300 (KUNKEL, LOUIS M) Apr 1, 2014 - Mar 31, 2019
    NIH/NIAMS
    Modulation of Jagged1/Pitpna in DMD as a means of therapy
    Role: Principal Investigator
  4. U54HD060848 (EMERSON, CHARLES P.) Sep 10, 2008 - May 31, 2018
    NIH/NICHD
    Biomarkers for Therapy of FSHD (U54)
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
  5. R01DK081647 (KUNKEL, LOUIS M) Aug 1, 2008 - Jul 31, 2013
    NIH/NIDDK
    Genetic Studies of Interstitial Cystitis
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator

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  1. Spinazzola JM, Lambert MR, Gibbs DE, Conner JR, Krikorian GL, Pareek P, Rago C, Kunkel LM. Effect of serotonin modulation on dystrophin-deficient zebrafish. Biol Open. 2020 Aug 28; 9(8). PMID: 32718931.
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  2. Lek A, Zhang Y, Woodman KG, Huang S, DeSimone AM, Cohen J, Ho V, Conner J, Mead L, Kodani A, Pakula A, Sanjana N, King OD, Jones PL, Wagner KR, Lek M, Kunkel LM. Applying genome-wide CRISPR-Cas9 screens for therapeutic discovery in facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy. Sci Transl Med. 2020 Mar 25; 12(536). PMID: 32213627.
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  3. Kunkel LM. To dystrophin and beyond: an interview with Louis Kunkel. Dis Model Mech. 2019 12 12; 13(2). PMID: 31843755.
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  4. Palmer NP, Silvester JA, Lee JJ, Beam AL, Fried I, Valtchinov VI, Rahimov F, Kong SW, Ghodoussipour S, Hood HC, Bousvaros A, Grand RJ, Kunkel LM, Kohane IS. Concordance between gene expression in peripheral whole blood and colonic tissue in children with inflammatory bowel disease. PLoS One. 2019; 14(10):e0222952. PMID: 31618209.
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  5. Hightower RM, Reid AL, Gibbs DE, Wang Y, Widrick JJ, Kunkel LM, Kastenschmidt JM, Villalta SA, van Groen T, Chang H, Gornisiewicz S, Landesman Y, Tamir S, Alexander MS. The SINE Compound KPT-350 Blocks Dystrophic Pathologies in DMD Zebrafish and Mice. Mol Ther. 2020 01 08; 28(1):189-201. PMID: 31628052.
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  6. Bruels CC, Li C, Mendoza T, Khan J, Reddy HM, Estrella EA, Ghosh PS, Darras BT, Lidov HGW, Pacak CA, Kunkel LM, Modave F, Draper I, Kang PB. Identification of a pathogenic mutation in ATP2A1 via in silico analysis of exome data for cryptic aberrant splice sites. Mol Genet Genomic Med. 2019 03; 7(3):e552. PMID: 30688039.
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  7. Pakula A, Lek A, Widrick J, Mitsuhashi H, Bugda Gwilt KM, Gupta VA, Rahimov F, Criscione J, Zhang Y, Gibbs D, Murphy Q, Manglik A, Mead L, Kunkel L. Transgenic zebrafish model of DUX4 misexpression reveals a developmental role in FSHD pathogenesis. Hum Mol Genet. 2019 01 15; 28(2):320-331. PMID: 30307508.
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  8. Widrick JJ, Kawahara G, Alexander MS, Beggs AH, Kunkel LM. Discovery of Novel Therapeutics for Muscular Dystrophies using Zebrafish Phenotypic Screens. J Neuromuscul Dis. 2019; 6(3):271-287. PMID: 31282429.
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  9. Serafini PR, Feyder MJ, Hightower RM, Garcia-Perez D, Vieira NM, Lek A, Gibbs DE, Moukha-Chafiq O, Augelli-Szafran CE, Kawahara G, Widrick JJ, Kunkel LM, Alexander MS. A limb-girdle muscular dystrophy 2I model of muscular dystrophy identifies corrective drug compounds for dystroglycanopathies. JCI Insight. 2018 09 20; 3(18). PMID: 30232282.
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  10. Saha M, Reddy HM, Salih M, Estrella E, Jones MD, Mitsuhashi S, Cho KA, Suzuki-Hatano S, Rizzo SA, Hamad MH, Mukhtar MM, Hamed AA, Elseed MA, Lek M, Valkanas E, MacArthur DG, Kunkel LM, Pacak CA, Draper I, Kang PB. The impact of PYROXD1 deficiency on cellular respiration and correlations with genetic analyses of limb-girdle muscular dystrophy in Saudi Arabia and Sudan. Physiol Genomics. 2018 08 31. PMID: 30169133.
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  11. Saha M, Reddy HM, Salih MA, Estrella E, Jones MD, Mitsuhashi S, Cho KA, Suzuki-Hatano S, Rizzo SA, Hamad MH, Mukhtar MM, Hamed AA, Elseed MA, Lek M, Valkanas E, MacArthur DG, Kunkel LM, Pacak CA, Draper I, Kang PB. Impact of PYROXD1 deficiency on cellular respiration and correlations with genetic analyses of limb-girdle muscular dystrophy in Saudi Arabia and Sudan. Physiol Genomics. 2018 11 01; 50(11):929-939. PMID: 30345904.
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  12. Widrick JJ, Gibbs DE, Sanchez B, Gupta VA, Pakula A, Lawrence C, Beggs AH, Kunkel LM. An open source microcontroller based flume for evaluating swimming performance of larval, juvenile, and adult zebrafish. PLoS One. 2018; 13(6):e0199712. PMID: 29944715.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Animals
  13. Vieira NM, Spinazzola JM, Alexander MS, Moreira YB, Kawahara G, Gibbs DE, Mead LC, Verjovski-Almeida S, Zatz M, Kunkel LM. Repression of phosphatidylinositol transfer protein a ameliorates the pathology of Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 06 06; 114(23):6080-6085. PMID: 28533404.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  14. Spinazzola JM, Kunkel LM. Pharmacological therapeutics targeting the secondary defects and downstream pathology of Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Expert Opin Orphan Drugs. 2016; 4(11):1179-1194. PMID: 28670506.
    Citations: 1     
  15. Widrick JJ, Alexander MS, Sanchez B, Gibbs DE, Kawahara G, Beggs AH, Kunkel LM. Muscle dysfunction in a zebrafish model of Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Physiol Genomics. 2016 11 01; 48(11):850-860. PMID: 27764767.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  16. Reddy HM, Cho KA, Lek M, Estrella E, Valkanas E, Jones MD, Mitsuhashi S, Darras BT, Amato AA, Lidov HG, Brownstein CA, Margulies DM, Yu TW, Salih MA, Kunkel LM, MacArthur DG, Kang PB. The sensitivity of exome sequencing in identifying pathogenic mutations for LGMD in the United States. J Hum Genet. 2017 Feb; 62(2):243-252. PMID: 27708273.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  17. Alexander MS, Gasperini MJ, Tsai PT, Gibbs DE, Spinazzola JM, Marshall JL, Feyder MJ, Pletcher MT, Chekler EL, Morris CA, Sahin M, Harms JF, Schmidt CJ, Kleiman RJ, Kunkel LM. Reversal of neurobehavioral social deficits in dystrophic mice using inhibitors of phosphodiesterases PDE5A and PDE9A. Transl Psychiatry. 2016 Sep 27; 6(9):e901. PMID: 27676442.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    
  18. Alexander MS, Rozkalne A, Colletta A, Spinazzola JM, Johnson S, Rahimov F, Meng H, Lawlor MW, Estrella E, Kunkel LM, Gussoni E. CD82 Is a Marker for Prospective Isolation of Human Muscle Satellite Cells and Is Linked to Muscular Dystrophies. Cell Stem Cell. 2016 12 01; 19(6):800-807. PMID: 27641304.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  19. Reddy HM, Hamed SA, Lek M, Mitsuhashi S, Estrella E, Jones MD, Mahoney LJ, Duncan AR, Cho KA, Macarthur DG, Kunkel LM, Kang PB. Homozygous nonsense mutation in SGCA is a common cause of limb-girdle muscular dystrophy in Assiut, Egypt. Muscle Nerve. 2016 10; 54(4):690-5. PMID: 26934379.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  20. Kunkel LM, Kunkel HG. Reflections on Henry Kunkel outside the laboratory. Clin Immunol. 2016 11; 172:21-22. PMID: 27438726.
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  21. Jabara HH, Boyden SE, Chou J, Ramesh N, Massaad MJ, Benson H, Bainter W, Fraulino D, Rahimov F, Sieff C, Liu ZJ, Alshemmari SH, Al-Ramadi BK, Al-Dhekri H, Arnaout R, Abu-Shukair M, Vatsayan A, Silver E, Ahuja S, Davies EG, Sola-Visner M, Ohsumi TK, Andrews NC, Notarangelo LD, Fleming MD, Al-Herz W, Kunkel LM, Geha RS. A missense mutation in TFRC, encoding transferrin receptor 1, causes combined immunodeficiency. Nat Genet. 2016 Jan; 48(1):74-8. PMID: 26642240.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  22. Kruger JS, Kodjebacheva GD, Kunkel L, Smith KD, Kruger DJ. Caregiver financial distress, depressive symptoms and limited social capital as barriers to children's dental care in a mid-western county in the United States. Community Dent Health. 2015 Dec; 32(4):252-6. PMID: 26738225.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  23. Vieira NM, Elvers I, Alexander MS, Moreira YB, Eran A, Gomes JP, Marshall JL, Karlsson EK, Verjovski-Almeida S, Lindblad-Toh K, Kunkel LM, Zatz M. Jagged 1 Rescues the Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Phenotype. Cell. 2015 Nov 19; 163(5):1204-1213. PMID: 26582133.
    Citations: 29     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  24. Guiraud S, Aartsma-Rus A, Vieira NM, Davies KE, van Ommen GJ, Kunkel LM. The Pathogenesis and Therapy of Muscular Dystrophies. Annu Rev Genomics Hum Genet. 2015; 16:281-308. PMID: 26048046.
    Citations: 47     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  25. Kawahara G, Gasperini MJ, Myers JA, Widrick JJ, Eran A, Serafini PR, Alexander MS, Pletcher MT, Morris CA, Kunkel LM. Dystrophic muscle improvement in zebrafish via increased heme oxygenase signaling. Hum Mol Genet. 2015 Aug 01; 24(15):4480-1. PMID: 26034133.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    
  26. Lek A, Rahimov F, Jones PL, Kunkel LM. Emerging preclinical animal models for FSHD. Trends Mol Med. 2015 May; 21(5):295-306. PMID: 25801126.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  27. Vieira NM, Guo LT, Estrela E, Kunkel LM, Zatz M, Shelton GD. Muscular dystrophy in a family of Labrador Retrievers with no muscle dystrophin and a mild phenotype. Neuromuscul Disord. 2015 May; 25(5):363-70. PMID: 25813339.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  28. Al-Zaidy SA, Malik V, Kneile K, Rosales XQ, Gomez AM, Lewis S, Hashimoto S, Gastier-Foster J, Kang P, Darras B, Kunkel L, Carlo J, Sahenk Z, Moore SA, Pyatt R, Mendell JR. A slowly progressive form of limb-girdle muscular dystrophy type 2C associated with founder mutation in the SGCG gene in Puerto Rican Hispanics. Mol Genet Genomic Med. 2015 Mar; 3(2):92-8. PMID: 25802879.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    
  29. Alexander MS, Kunkel LM. Skeletal Muscle MicroRNAs: Their Diagnostic and Therapeutic Potential in Human Muscle Diseases. J Neuromuscul Dis. 2015; 2(1):1-11. PMID: 27547731.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    
  30. Wang Y, Marino-Enriquez A, Bennett RR, Zhu M, Shen Y, Eilers G, Lee JC, Henze J, Fletcher BS, Gu Z, Fox EA, Antonescu CR, Fletcher CD, Guo X, Raut CP, Demetri GD, van de Rijn M, Ordog T, Kunkel LM, Fletcher JA. Dystrophin is a tumor suppressor in human cancers with myogenic programs. Nat Genet. 2014 Jun; 46(6):601-6. PMID: 24793134.
    Citations: 36     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  31. Alexander MS, Casar JC, Motohashi N, Vieira NM, Eisenberg I, Marshall JL, Gasperini MJ, Lek A, Myers JA, Estrella EA, Kang PB, Shapiro F, Rahimov F, Kawahara G, Widrick JJ, Kunkel LM. MicroRNA-486-dependent modulation of DOCK3/PTEN/AKT signaling pathways improves muscular dystrophy-associated symptoms. J Clin Invest. 2014 Jun; 124(6):2651-67. PMID: 24789910.
    Citations: 28     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  32. Balasubramanian A, Kawahara G, Gupta VA, Rozkalne A, Beauvais A, Kunkel LM, Gussoni E. Fam65b is important for formation of the HDAC6-dysferlin protein complex during myogenic cell differentiation. FASEB J. 2014 Jul; 28(7):2955-69. PMID: 24687993.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  33. Vieira NM, Naslavsky MS, Licinio L, Kok F, Schlesinger D, Vainzof M, Sanchez N, Kitajima JP, Gal L, Cava├žana N, Serafini PR, Chuartzman S, Vasquez C, Mimbacas A, Nigro V, Pavanello RC, Schuldiner M, Kunkel LM, Zatz M. A defect in the RNA-processing protein HNRPDL causes limb-girdle muscular dystrophy 1G (LGMD1G). Hum Mol Genet. 2014 Aug 01; 23(15):4103-10. PMID: 24647604.
    Citations: 23     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  34. Kong SW, Sahin M, Collins CD, Wertz MH, Campbell MG, Leech JD, Krueger D, Bear MF, Kunkel LM, Kohane IS. Divergent dysregulation of gene expression in murine models of fragile X syndrome and tuberous sclerosis. Mol Autism. 2014 Feb 24; 5(1):16. PMID: 24564913.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    
  35. Zhang Y, King OD, Rahimov F, Jones TI, Ward CW, Kerr JP, Liu N, Emerson CP, Kunkel LM, Partridge TA, Wagner KR. Human skeletal muscle xenograft as a new preclinical model for muscle disorders. Hum Mol Genet. 2014 Jun 15; 23(12):3180-8. PMID: 24452336.
    Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  36. Kawahara G, Gasperini MJ, Myers JA, Widrick JJ, Eran A, Serafini PR, Alexander MS, Pletcher MT, Morris CA, Kunkel LM. Dystrophic muscle improvement in zebrafish via increased heme oxygenase signaling. Hum Mol Genet. 2014 Apr 01; 23(7):1869-78. PMID: 24234649.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  37. Mitsuhashi S, Boyden SE, Estrella EA, Jones TI, Rahimov F, Yu TW, Darras BT, Amato AA, Folkerth RD, Jones PL, Kunkel LM, Kang PB. Exome sequencing identifies a novel SMCHD1 mutation in facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy 2. Neuromuscul Disord. 2013 Dec; 23(12):975-80. PMID: 24128691.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  38. Alexander MS, Kawahara G, Motohashi N, Casar JC, Eisenberg I, Myers JA, Gasperini MJ, Estrella EA, Kho AT, Mitsuhashi S, Shapiro F, Kang PB, Kunkel LM. MicroRNA-199a is induced in dystrophic muscle and affects WNT signaling, cell proliferation, and myogenic differentiation. Cell Death Differ. 2013 Sep; 20(9):1194-208. PMID: 23764775.
    Citations: 39     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  39. Vardarajan BN, Eran A, Jung JY, Kunkel LM, Wall DP. Haplotype structure enables prioritization of common markers and candidate genes in autism spectrum disorder. Transl Psychiatry. 2013 May 28; 3:e262. PMID: 23715297.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  40. Rahimov F, Kunkel LM. The cell biology of disease: cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying muscular dystrophy. J Cell Biol. 2013 May 13; 201(4):499-510. PMID: 23671309.
    Citations: 63     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  41. Kong SW, Shimizu-Motohashi Y, Campbell MG, Lee IH, Collins CD, Brewster SJ, Holm IA, Rappaport L, Kohane IS, Kunkel LM. Peripheral blood gene expression signature differentiates children with autism from unaffected siblings. Neurogenetics. 2013 May; 14(2):143-52. PMID: 23625158.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  42. Motohashi N, Alexander MS, Shimizu-Motohashi Y, Myers JA, Kawahara G, Kunkel LM. Regulation of IRS1/Akt insulin signaling by microRNA-128a during myogenesis. J Cell Sci. 2013 Jun 15; 126(Pt 12):2678-91. PMID: 23606743.
    Citations: 25     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  43. Kawahara G, Kunkel LM. Zebrafish based small molecule screens for novel DMD drugs. Drug Discov Today Technol. 2013; 10(1):e91-6. PMID: 24050235.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  44. Kawahara G, Kunkel LM. Zebrafish based small molecule screens for novel DMD drugs. Drug Discov Today Technol. 2013; 10(1):e91-e96. PMID: 23646060.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    
  45. Kong SW, Collins CD, Shimizu-Motohashi Y, Holm IA, Campbell MG, Lee IH, Brewster SJ, Hanson E, Harris HK, Lowe KR, Saada A, Mora A, Madison K, Hundley R, Egan J, McCarthy J, Eran A, Galdzicki M, Rappaport L, Kunkel LM, Kohane IS. Characteristics and predictive value of blood transcriptome signature in males with autism spectrum disorders. PLoS One. 2012; 7(12):e49475. PMID: 23227143.
    Citations: 35     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  46. Mitsuhashi H, Mitsuhashi S, Lynn-Jones T, Kawahara G, Kunkel LM. Expression of DUX4 in zebrafish development recapitulates facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy. Hum Mol Genet. 2013 Feb 01; 22(3):568-77. PMID: 23108159.
    Citations: 26     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  47. Rahimov F, King OD, Leung DG, Bibat GM, Emerson CP, Kunkel LM, Wagner KR. Transcriptional profiling in facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy to identify candidate biomarkers. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Oct 02; 109(40):16234-9. PMID: 22988124.
    Citations: 26     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  48. Gupta VA, Kawahara G, Myers JA, Chen AT, Hall TE, Manzini MC, Currie PD, Zhou Y, Zon LI, Kunkel LM, Beggs AH. A splice site mutation in laminin-a2 results in a severe muscular dystrophy and growth abnormalities in zebrafish. PLoS One. 2012; 7(8):e43794. PMID: 22952766.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  49. Eran A, Li JB, Vatalaro K, McCarthy J, Rahimov F, Collins C, Markianos K, Margulies DM, Brown EN, Calvo SE, Kohane IS, Kunkel LM. Comparative RNA editing in autistic and neurotypical cerebella. Mol Psychiatry. 2013 Sep; 18(9):1041-8. PMID: 22869036.
    Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  50. Lawlor MW, Alexander MS, Viola MG, Meng H, Joubert R, Gupta V, Motohashi N, Manfready RA, Hsu CP, Huang P, Buj-Bello A, Kunkel LM, Beggs AH, Gussoni E. Myotubularin-deficient myoblasts display increased apoptosis, delayed proliferation, and poor cell engraftment. Am J Pathol. 2012 Sep; 181(3):961-8. PMID: 22841819.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  51. Jones TI, Chen JC, Rahimov F, Homma S, Arashiro P, Beermann ML, King OD, Miller JB, Kunkel LM, Emerson CP, Wagner KR, Jones PL. Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy family studies of DUX4 expression: evidence for disease modifiers and a quantitative model of pathogenesis. Hum Mol Genet. 2012 Oct 15; 21(20):4419-30. PMID: 22798623.
    Citations: 56     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  52. Motohashi N, Alexander MS, Casar JC, Kunkel LM. Identification of a novel microRNA that regulates the proliferation and differentiation in muscle side population cells. Stem Cells Dev. 2012 Nov 01; 21(16):3031-43. PMID: 22541023.
    Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells