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Nathalie Marie Yvonne Rachel Agar, Ph.D.

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  1. Eberlin LS, Norton I, Orringer D, Dunn IF, Liu X, Ide JL, Jarmusch AK, Ligon KL, Jolesz FA, Golby AJ, Santagata S, Agar NY, Cooks RG. Ambient mass spectrometry for the intraoperative molecular diagnosis of human brain tumors. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Jan 29; 110(5):1611-6. PMID: 23300285.
    Citations: 53     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  2. Colbert CL, Agar NY, Kumar P, Chakko MN, Sinha SC, Powlowski JB, Eltis LD, Bolin JT. Structural characterization of Pandoraea pnomenusa B-356 biphenyl dioxygenase reveals features of potent polychlorinated biphenyl-degrading enzymes. PLoS One. 2013; 8(1):e52550. PMID: 23308114.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Cells
  3. Rodriguez N, Yang J, Hasselblatt K, Liu S, Zhou Y, Rauh-Hain JA, Ng SK, Choi PW, Fong WP, Agar NY, Welch WR, Berkowitz RS, Ng SW. Casein kinase I epsilon interacts with mitochondrial proteins for the growth and survival of human ovarian cancer cells. EMBO Mol Med. 2012 Sep; 4(9):952-63. PMID: 22707389.
    Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  4. Gholami B, Norton I, Tannenbaum AR, Agar NY. Recursive feature elimination for brain tumor classification using desorption electrospray ionization mass spectrometry imaging. Annu Int Conf IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2012; 2012:5258-61. PMID: 23367115.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  5. Eberlin LS, Norton I, Dill AL, Golby AJ, Ligon KL, Santagata S, Cooks RG, Agar NY. Classifying human brain tumors by lipid imaging with mass spectrometry. Cancer Res. 2012 Feb 01; 72(3):645-54. PMID: 22139378.
    Citations: 51     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  6. Eberlin LS, Liu X, Ferreira CR, Santagata S, Agar NY, Cooks RG. Desorption electrospray ionization then MALDI mass spectrometry imaging of lipid and protein distributions in single tissue sections. Anal Chem. 2011 Nov 15; 83(22):8366-71. PMID: 21975048.
    Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  7. Boggio KJ, Obasuyi E, Sugino K, Nelson SB, Agar NY, Agar JN. Recent advances in single-cell MALDI mass spectrometry imaging and potential clinical impact. Expert Rev Proteomics. 2011 Oct; 8(5):591-604. PMID: 21999830.
    Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  8. Agar NY, Golby AJ, Ligon KL, Norton I, Mohan V, Wiseman JM, Tannenbaum A, Jolesz FA. Development of stereotactic mass spectrometry for brain tumor surgery. Neurosurgery. 2011 Feb; 68(2):280-89; discussion 290. PMID: 21135749.
    Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  9. Huang J, Gholami B, Agar NY, Norton I, Haddad WM, Tannenbaum AR. Classification of astrocytomas and oligodendrogliomas from mass spectrometry data using sparse kernel machines. Annu Int Conf IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2011; 2011:7965-8. PMID: 22256188.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  10. Gholami B, Agar NY, Jolesz FA, Haddad WM, Tannenbaum AR. A compressive sensing approach for glioma margin delineation using mass spectrometry. Annu Int Conf IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2011; 2011:5682-5. PMID: 22255629.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  11. Eberlin LS, Dill AL, Golby AJ, Ligon KL, Wiseman JM, Cooks RG, Agar NY. Discrimination of human astrocytoma subtypes by lipid analysis using desorption electrospray ionization imaging mass spectrometry. Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 2010 Aug 09; 49(34):5953-6. PMID: 20602384.
    Citations: 32     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  12. Agar NY, Malcolm JG, Mohan V, Yang HW, Johnson MD, Tannenbaum A, Agar JN, Black PM. Imaging of meningioma progression by matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry. Anal Chem. 2010 Apr 01; 82(7):2621-5. PMID: 20196536.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  13. Karabacak NM, Easterling ML, Agar NY, Agar JN. Transformative effects of higher magnetic field in Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry. J Am Soc Mass Spectrom. 2010 Jul; 21(7):1218-22. PMID: 20444622.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    
  14. Jiang X, Yu Y, Yang HW, Agar NY, Frado L, Johnson MD. The imprinted gene PEG3 inhibits Wnt signaling and regulates glioma growth. J Biol Chem. 2010 Mar 12; 285(11):8472-80. PMID: 20064927.
    Citations: 44     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  15. Agar NY, Kowalski JM, Kowalski PJ, Wong JH, Agar JN. Tissue preparation for the in situ MALDI MS imaging of proteins, lipids, and small molecules at cellular resolution. Methods Mol Biol. 2010; 656:415-31. PMID: 20680605.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  16. Agar, NYR, Malcolm, JG, Yang, HW, Johnson, MD, Tannenbaum, A, Agar, JN and Black, PM. Mass Spectrometry Imaging Towards Prediction of Meningioma Progression. NeuroImage, In review. 2009.
  17. Stefen Laukien, Emily Creedon, Jane-Marie Kowalski, Paul Kowalski, Katherine Kellersberger, and Nathalie YR Agar. Small Molecule Drug Imaging of Mouse Tissue by MALDI-TOF/TOF Mass Spectrometry and FTMS. 2008.
  18. Emily Creedon, Jane-Marie Kowalski, Paul Kowalski, Katherine Kellersberger, and Nathalie YR Agar. In vitro Mouse Tissue Imaging of an Ani-Tumor Drug, Temozolomide, with MALDI-TOF/TOF Mass Spectrometry. 2008.
  19. Ferenc A. Jolesz, Alexandra J. Golby, and Nathalie Y.R. Agar. Integrated Surgical Sampling Probe. 2008.
  20. Nathalie Y.R. Agar. Preparation of Test Plates for Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization. 2008.
  21. Wang Q, Johnson JL, Agar NY, Agar JN. Protein aggregation and protein instability govern familial amyotrophic lateral sclerosis patient survival. PLoS Biol. 2008 Jul 29; 6(7):e170. PMID: 18666828.
    Citations: 60     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  22. Master E*, Agar NYR*, Gomez-Gil L, Powlowski JB, Mohn WW, and Eltis LD. * Authors contributed equally to the study. Biphenyl dioxygenase from an arctic isolate is not cold-adapted. Applied Environmental Microbiology. 2008; 74(12):3908-3911.
  23. Agar NYR, Carroll RS, and Black PM. Comprehensive biomarkers identification of meningioma progression by mass spectrometry imaging. Journal of Neuro-Oncology. 2008; 87(2):212.
  24. Agar NY, Yang HW, Carroll RS, Black PM, Agar JN. Matrix solution fixation: histology-compatible tissue preparation for MALDI mass spectrometry imaging. Anal Chem. 2007 Oct 01; 79(19):7416-23. PMID: 17822313.
    Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  25. Nathalie Y.R. Agar, Jeffrey N. Agar, and Peter M. Black . Tissue Sample Preparation and MALDI MS Imaging Thereof. 2007.
  26. Werbowetski-Ogilvie TE, Seyed Sadr M, Jabado N, Angers-Loustau A, Agar NY, Wu J, Bjerkvig R, Antel JP, Faury D, Rao Y, Del Maestro RF. Inhibition of medulloblastoma cell invasion by Slit. Oncogene. 2006 Aug 24; 25(37):5103-12. PMID: 16636676.
    Citations: 27     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  27. Werbowetski-Ogilvie TE, Agar NY, Waldkircher de Oliveira RM, Faury D, Antel JP, Jabado N, Del Maestro RF. Isolation of a natural inhibitor of human malignant glial cell invasion: inter alpha-trypsin inhibitor heavy chain 2. Cancer Res. 2006 Feb 01; 66(3):1464-72. PMID: 16452202.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  28. Vaillancourt FH, Fortin PD, Labbé G, Drouin NM, Karim Z, Agar NY, Eltis LD. Molecular basis for the substrate selectivity of bicyclic and monocyclic extradiol dioxygenases. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2005 Dec 09; 338(1):215-22. PMID: 16165093.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Cells
  29. Werbowetski TE, Agar NYR, Del Maestro RF. . Inter alpha trypsin inhibitor heavy chain 2: A novel inhibitor of glioma cell invasion in three-dimensions. Neuro-Oncology. 2005; 7 (3):357.
  30. Ge Y, Vaillancourt FH, Agar NY, Eltis LD. Reactivity of toluate dioxygenase with substituted benzoates and dioxygen. J Bacteriol. 2002 Aug; 184(15):4096-103. PMID: 12107126.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Cells
  31. Agar, NYR. Identification of molecular determinants of substrate specificity and activity for biphenyl dioxygenase from Comamonas testosteroni B-356. 2002.
  32. Hernandez, HL, Cosper, MM, Agar, NYR, Powlowski, JB, Perkins, J, Johnson, MK. . Spectroscopic characterization and mechanistic studies of biotin synthase. Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry. 2001; 86 (1):259.
  33. Imbeault NYR(now Agar, NYR), Powlowski JB, Colbert CL, Bolin JT, Eltis LD. Steady-state kinetic characterization and crystallization of a PCB-transforming dioxygenase. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 2000; 275(17):12430-7.
  34. Imbeault, NYR, Colbert, CL, Bolin, JT, Eltis, LD, and Powlowski, JB. Interactions of substrates with the recombinant oxygenase component of biphenyl dioxygenase from Comamonas testosteroni B-356. Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry. 1999; 74(1-4):175.
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