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Louis Martens Kunkel, Ph.D.

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This page shows the publications co-authored by Louis Kunkel and Alan Beggs.
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3.744
  1. 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.
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    Score: 0.227
  2. 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.
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    Score: 0.219
  3. 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.
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    Score: 0.194
  4. Beggs AH, Hoffman EP, Kunkel LM. Additional dystrophin fragment in Becker muscular dystrophy may result from proteolytic cleavage at deletion junctions. Am J Med Genet. 1992 Oct 01; 44(3):378-81.
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    Score: 0.147
  5. 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.
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    Score: 0.146
  6. Beggs AH, Byers TJ, Knoll JH, Boyce FM, Bruns GA, Kunkel LM. Cloning and characterization of two human skeletal muscle alpha-actinin genes located on chromosomes 1 and 11. J Biol Chem. 1992 May 05; 267(13):9281-8.
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    Score: 0.143
  7. Gupta V, Discenza M, Guyon JR, Kunkel LM, Beggs AH. a-Actinin-2 deficiency results in sarcomeric defects in zebrafish that cannot be rescued by a-actinin-3 revealing functional differences between sarcomeric isoforms. FASEB J. 2012 May; 26(5):1892-908.
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    Score: 0.140
  8. Beggs AH, Neumann PE, Arahata K, Arikawa E, Nonaka I, Anderson MS, Kunkel LM. Possible influences on the expression of X chromosome-linked dystrophin abnormalities by heterozygosity for autosomal recessive Fukuyama congenital muscular dystrophy. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1992 Jan 15; 89(2):623-7.
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    Score: 0.140
  9. Beggs AH, Hoffman EP, Snyder JR, Arahata K, Specht L, Shapiro F, Angelini C, Sugita H, Kunkel LM. Exploring the molecular basis for variability among patients with Becker muscular dystrophy: dystrophin gene and protein studies. Am J Hum Genet. 1991 Jul; 49(1):54-67.
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    Score: 0.135
  10. Gupta V, Kawahara G, Gundry SR, Chen AT, Lencer WI, Zhou Y, Zon LI, Kunkel LM, Beggs AH. The zebrafish dag1 mutant: a novel genetic model for dystroglycanopathies. Hum Mol Genet. 2011 May 01; 20(9):1712-25.
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    Score: 0.131
  11. Beggs AH, Koenig M, Boyce FM, Kunkel LM. Detection of 98% of DMD/BMD gene deletions by polymerase chain reaction. Hum Genet. 1990 Nov; 86(1):45-8.
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    Score: 0.129
  12. Beggs AH, Kunkel LM. A polymorphic CACA repeat in the 3' untranslated region of dystrophin. Nucleic Acids Res. 1990 Apr 11; 18(7):1931.
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    Score: 0.124
  13. Beggs AH, Kunkel LM. Improved diagnosis of Duchenne/Becker muscular dystrophy. J Clin Invest. 1990 Mar; 85(3):613-9.
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    Score: 0.123
  14. Bennett RR, Schneider HE, Estrella E, Burgess S, Cheng AS, Barrett C, Lip V, Lai PS, Shen Y, Wu BL, Darras BT, Beggs AH, Kunkel LM. Automated DNA mutation detection using universal conditions direct sequencing: application to ten muscular dystrophy genes. BMC Genet. 2009 Oct 18; 10:66.
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    Score: 0.120
  15. Eisenberg I, Eran A, Nishino I, Moggio M, Lamperti C, Amato AA, Lidov HG, Kang PB, North KN, Mitrani-Rosenbaum S, Flanigan KM, Neely LA, Whitney D, Beggs AH, Kohane IS, Kunkel LM. Distinctive patterns of microRNA expression in primary muscular disorders. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2007 Oct 23; 104(43):17016-21.
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    Score: 0.104
  16. Haslett JN, Kang PB, Han M, Kho AT, Sanoudou D, Volinski JM, Beggs AH, Kohane IS, Kunkel LM. The influence of muscle type and dystrophin deficiency on murine expression profiles. Mamm Genome. 2005 Oct; 16(10):739-48.
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    Score: 0.091
  17. Kang PB, Kho AT, Sanoudou D, Haslett JN, Dow CP, Han M, Blasko JM, Lidov HG, Beggs AH, Kunkel LM. Variations in gene expression among different types of human skeletal muscle. Muscle Nerve. 2005 Oct; 32(4):483-91.
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    Score: 0.091
  18. Liadaki K, Kho AT, Sanoudou D, Schienda J, Flint A, Beggs AH, Kohane IS, Kunkel LM. Side population cells isolated from different tissues share transcriptome signatures and express tissue-specific markers. Exp Cell Res. 2005 Feb 15; 303(2):360-74.
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    Score: 0.085
  19. Sanoudou D, Frieden LA, Haslett JN, Kho AT, Greenberg SA, Kohane IS, Kunkel LM, Beggs AH. Molecular classification of nemaline myopathies: "nontyping" specimens exhibit unique patterns of gene expression. Neurobiol Dis. 2004 Apr; 15(3):590-600.
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    Score: 0.082
  20. Sanoudou D, Kang PB, Haslett JN, Han M, Kunkel LM, Beggs AH. Transcriptional profile of postmortem skeletal muscle. Physiol Genomics. 2004 Jan 15; 16(2):222-8.
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    Score: 0.080
  21. Tomczak KK, Marinescu VD, Ramoni MF, Sanoudou D, Montanaro F, Han M, Kunkel LM, Kohane IS, Beggs AH. Expression profiling and identification of novel genes involved in myogenic differentiation. FASEB J. 2004 Feb; 18(2):403-5.
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    Score: 0.080
  22. Haslett JN, Sanoudou D, Kho AT, Han M, Bennett RR, Kohane IS, Beggs AH, Kunkel LM. Gene expression profiling of Duchenne muscular dystrophy skeletal muscle. Neurogenetics. 2003 Aug; 4(4):163-71.
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    Score: 0.076
  23. Sanoudou D, Haslett JN, Kho AT, Guo S, Gazda HT, Greenberg SA, Lidov HG, Kohane IS, Kunkel LM, Beggs AH. Expression profiling reveals altered satellite cell numbers and glycolytic enzyme transcription in nemaline myopathy muscle. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2003 Apr 15; 100(8):4666-71.
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    Score: 0.076
  24. Haslett JN, Sanoudou D, Kho AT, Bennett RR, Greenberg SA, Kohane IS, Beggs AH, Kunkel LM. Gene expression comparison of biopsies from Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and normal skeletal muscle. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2002 Nov 12; 99(23):15000-5.
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    Score: 0.074
  25. Mizuno Y, Puca AA, O'Brien KF, Beggs AH, Kunkel LM. Genomic organization and single-nucleotide polymorphism map of desmuslin, a novel intermediate filament protein on chromosome 15q26.3. BMC Genet. 2001; 2:8.
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    Score: 0.067
  26. Takada F, Vander Woude DL, Tong HQ, Thompson TG, Watkins SC, Kunkel LM, Beggs AH. Myozenin: an alpha-actinin- and gamma-filamin-binding protein of skeletal muscle Z lines. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2001 Feb 13; 98(4):1595-600.
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    Score: 0.066
  27. Chan Y, Tong HQ, Beggs AH, Kunkel LM. Human skeletal muscle-specific alpha-actinin-2 and -3 isoforms form homodimers and heterodimers in vitro and in vivo. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 1998 Jul 09; 248(1):134-9.
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    Score: 0.055
  28. Khurana TS, Specht LA, Beggs AH, Tomé FM, Letureq F, Chevallay M, Chafey P, Kunkel LM. The concomitant use of dystrophin and utrophin/dystrophin related protein antibodies to reduce misdiagnosis of Duchenne/Becker muscular dystrophy. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 1997 Dec 18; 241(2):232-5.
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    Score: 0.053
  29. Byers TJ, Beggs AH, McNally EM, Kunkel LM. Novel actin crosslinker superfamily member identified by a two step degenerate PCR procedure. FEBS Lett. 1995 Jul 24; 368(3):500-4.
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    Score: 0.045
  30. Engle EC, Kunkel LM, Specht LA, Beggs AH. Mapping a gene for congenital fibrosis of the extraocular muscles to the centromeric region of chromosome 12. Nat Genet. 1994 May; 7(1):69-73.
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    Score: 0.041
  31. Michels VV, Pastores GM, Moll PP, Driscoll DJ, Miller FA, Burnett JC, Rodeheffer RJ, Tajik JA, Beggs AH, Kunkel LM, et al. Dystrophin analysis in idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy. J Med Genet. 1993 Nov; 30(11):955-7.
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    Score: 0.040
  32. Beggs AH, Phillips HA, Kozman H, Mulley JC, Wilton SD, Kunkel LM, Laing NG. A (CA)n repeat polymorphism for the human skeletal muscle alpha-actinin gene ACTN2 and its localization on the linkage map of chromosome 1. Genomics. 1992 Aug; 13(4):1314-5.
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    Score: 0.036
  33. 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.
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    Score: 0.036
  34. Byers TJ, Neumann PE, Beggs AH, Kunkel LM. ELISA quantitation of dystrophin for the diagnosis of Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophies. Neurology. 1992 Mar; 42(3 Pt 1):570-6.
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    Score: 0.035
  35. Laing NG, Majda BT, Akkari PA, Layton MG, Mulley JC, Phillips H, Haan EA, White SJ, Beggs AH, Kunkel LM, et al. Assignment of a gene (NEMI) for autosomal dominant nemaline myopathy to chromosome I. Am J Hum Genet. 1992 Mar; 50(3):576-83.
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    Score: 0.035
  36. Boyden SE, Mahoney LJ, Kawahara G, Myers JA, Mitsuhashi S, Estrella EA, Duncan AR, Dey F, DeChene ET, Blasko-Goehringer JM, Bönnemann CG, Darras BT, Mendell JR, Lidov HG, Nishino I, Beggs AH, Kunkel LM, Kang PB. Mutations in the satellite cell gene MEGF10 cause a recessive congenital myopathy with minicores. Neurogenetics. 2012 May; 13(2):115-24.
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    Score: 0.035
  37. Boyce FM, Beggs AH, Feener C, Kunkel LM. Dystrophin is transcribed in brain from a distant upstream promoter. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1991 Feb 15; 88(4):1276-80.
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    Score: 0.033
  38. Boyce FM, Beggs AH, Kunkel LM. Muscular dystrophy research: what have we learned and where do we go from here? Res Publ Assoc Res Nerv Ment Dis. 1991; 69:121-7.
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    Score: 0.033
  39. Angelini C, Beggs AH, Hoffman EP, Fanin M, Kunkel LM. Enormous dystrophin in a patient with Becker muscular dystrophy. Neurology. 1990 May; 40(5):808-12.
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    Score: 0.031
  40. Koenig M, Beggs AH, Moyer M, Scherpf S, Heindrich K, Bettecken T, Meng G, Müller CR, Lindlöf M, Kaariainen H, de la Chapellet A, Kiuru A, Savontaus ML, Gilgenkrantz H, Récan D, Chelly J, Kaplan JC, Covone AE, Archidiacono N, Romeo G, Liechti-Gailati S, Schneider V, Braga S, Moser H, Darras BT, Murphy P, Francke U, Chen JD, Morgan G, Denton M, Greenberg CR, Wrogemann K, Blonden LA, van Paassen MB, van Ommen GJ, Kunkel LM. The molecular basis for Duchenne versus Becker muscular dystrophy: correlation of severity with type of deletion. Am J Hum Genet. 1989 Oct; 45(4):498-506.
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    Score: 0.030
  41. Kunkel LM, Beggs AH, Hoffman EP. Molecular genetics of Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy: emphasis on improved diagnosis. Clin Chem. 1989 Jul; 35(7 Suppl):B21-4.
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    Score: 0.029
  42. Nimgaonkar A, Sanoudou D, Butte AJ, Haslett JN, Kunkel LM, Beggs AH, Kohane IS. Reproducibility of gene expression across generations of Affymetrix microarrays. BMC Bioinformatics. 2003 Jun 25; 4:27.
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    Score: 0.019
  43. Bönnemann CG, Thompson TG, van der Ven PF, Goebel HH, Warlo I, Vollmers B, Reimann J, Herms J, Gautel M, Takada F, Beggs AH, Fürst DO, Kunkel LM, Hanefeld F, Schröder R. Filamin C accumulation is a strong but nonspecific immunohistochemical marker of core formation in muscle. J Neurol Sci. 2003 Jan 15; 206(1):71-8.
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    Score: 0.019
  44. Greenberg SA, Sanoudou D, Haslett JN, Kohane IS, Kunkel LM, Beggs AH, Amato AA. Molecular profiles of inflammatory myopathies. Neurology. 2002 Oct 22; 59(8):1170-82.
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    Score: 0.018
  45. Scharf JM, Damron D, Frisella A, Bruno S, Beggs AH, Kunkel LM, Dietrich WF. The mouse region syntenic for human spinal muscular atrophy lies within the Lgn1 critical interval and contains multiple copies of Naip exon 5. Genomics. 1996 Dec 15; 38(3):405-17.
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    Score: 0.012
  46. Specht LA, Beggs AH, Korf B, Kunkel LM, Shapiro F. Prediction of dystrophin phenotype by DNA analysis in Duchenne/Becker muscular dystrophy. Pediatr Neurol. 1992 Nov-Dec; 8(6):432-6.
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    Score: 0.009
  47. Hoffman EP, Beggs AH, Koenig M, Kunkel LM, Angelini C. Cross-reactive protein in Duchenne muscle. Lancet. 1989 Nov 18; 2(8673):1211-2.
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    Score: 0.008
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