Conlon, Fl. L., Slagle, C. E., Wessels, A. (2019). Basic Anatomy and Embryology of the Heart. Netter's Cardiology, 3rd edition. edn. Stouffer, Runge, Patterson, Rossi (Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier).

Akerberg BN, et al. (2019) Cardiac transcription factor chromatin occupancy map: a reference map of cardiac transcription factor chromatin occupancy identifies dynamic and conserved transcriptional enhancers. Nature Comm. (In Press).

Hoppler, S and Conlon, F. L. (2019) Experimental Access to Cardiovascular Development, Regeneration Discovery, and Cardiovascular Heart-Defect Modeling. In Heart Disease and Development. Cold Spring Harbor Prospectives, Eds. Riley and Bruneau (In Press).

Federspiel, J. D., Tandon, P., Wilczewski, C. W., et al., (2019). Conservation and divergence of protein pathways in the vertebrate heart. PLoS Biology (In Press).

Dorr, K. M. and Conlon, F. L. (2019) Proteomic-Based Approaches to Cardiac Development and Disease. Current Opinion in Chemical Bio. Feb;48:150-157. PMID: 30711722

Steimle et al., (2019) An evolutionarily conserved Tbx5-Wnt2/2b pathway orchestrates cardiopulmonary development. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA Nov 6;115 (45). PMID: 30352852.

Wasson L, Amin NM, & Conlon FL (2019) INTACT Proteomics in Xenopus. Cold Spring Harb Protoc 2019 Jun 3;2019(6):pdb.prot098384. PMID: 30150318

Wilczewski CM, et al. (2018) CHD4 and the NuRD complex directly control cardiac sarcomere formation. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 115(26):6727-6732. PMID: 29891665

Sauls K, et al. (2018) Initiating Events in Direct Cardiomyocyte Reprogramming. Cell Rep 22(7):1913-1922. PMID: 29444441

Lema Asqui S, et al. (2018) AtSERPIN1 is an inhibitor of the metacaspase AtMC1-mediated cell death and autocatalytic processing in planta. New Phytol 218(3):1156-1166. PMID: 28157265

Tandon P, Conlon F, Furlow JD, & Horb ME (2017)  Expanding the genetic toolkit in Xenopus: Approaches and opportunities for human disease modeling.  Dev Biol 426(2):325-335. PMID: 27109192

Kennedy L, et al. (2017) Formation of a TBX20-CASZ1 protein complex is protective against dilated cardiomyopathy and critical  for cardiac homeostasis. PLoS Genet 13(9):e1007011.  PMID: 28945738

Waldron L, et al. (2016) The Cardiac TBX5 Interactome Reveals a Chromatin Remodeling Network Essential for Cardiac Septation. Dev Cell 36(3):262-275. PMID: 26859351

Tandon P, Wilczewski CM, Williams CE, & Conlon FL (2016) The Lhx9-integrin pathway is essential for positioning of the proepicardial organ. Development 143(5):831-840. PMID: 26811386

Sullivan-Brown JL, et al. (2016) Identifying Regulators of Morphogenesis Common to Vertebrate Neural Tube Closure and Caenorhabditis elegans Gastrulation. Genetics 202(1):123-139. PMID: 26434722

Slagle CE & Conlon FL (2016) Emerging Field of Cardiomics: High-Throughput Investigations into Transcriptional Regulation of Cardiovascular Development and Disease. Trends Genet 32(11):707-716. PMID: 27717505

Dorr KM, et al. (2015) Casz1 is required for cardiomyocyte G1-to-S phase progression during mammalian cardiac development. Development 142(11):2037-2047. PMID: 25953344

Charpentier MS, Tandon P, Trincot CE, Koutleva EK, & Conlon FL (2015) A distinct mechanism of vascular lumen formation in Xenopus requires EGFL7. PLoS One 10(2):e0116086. PMID: 25705891

Sojka S, et al. (2014) Congenital heart disease protein 5 associates with CASZ1 to maintain myocardial tissue integrity. Development 141(15):3040-3049. PMID: 24993940

Charpentier MS & Conlon FL (2014) Cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying blood vessel lumen formation. Bioessays 36(3):251-259. PMID: 24323945

Amin NM, Tandon P, Osborne Nishimura E, & Conlon FL (2014) RNA-seq in the tetraploid Xenopus laevis enables genome-wide insight in a classic developmental biology model organism. Methods 66(3):398-409. PMID: 23792920

Amin NM, et al. (2014) Proteomic profiling of cardiac tissue by isolation of nuclei tagged in specific cell types (INTACT). Development 141(4):962-973. PMID: 24496632

Amin NM, Gibbs D, & Conlon FL (2014) Differential regulation of CASZ1 protein expression during cardiac and skeletal muscle development. Dev Dyn 243(7):948-956. PMID: 24633745

Tandon P, Miteva YV, Kuchenbrod LM, Cristea IM, & Conlon FL (2013) Tcf21 regulates the specification and maturation of proepicardial cells. Development 140(11):2409-2421. PMID: 23637334

Kaltenbrun E, et al. (2013) A Gro/TLE-NuRD corepressor complex facilitates Tbx20-dependent transcriptional repression. J Proteome Res 12(12):5395-5409. PMID: 24024827

Charpentier MS, Taylor JM, & Conlon FL (2013) The CASZ1/Egfl7 transcriptional pathway is required for RhoA expression in vascular endothelial cells. Small GTPases 4(4):231-235. PMID: 24150064

Charpentier MS, Dorr KM, & Conlon FL (2013) Transcriptional regulation of blood vessel formation: the role of the CASZ1/Egfl7/RhoA pathway. Cell Cycle 12(14):2165-2166. PMID: 23803731

Charpentier MS, et al. (2013) CASZ1 promotes vascular assembly and morphogenesis through the direct regulation of an EGFL7/RhoA-mediated pathway. Dev Cell 25(2):132-143. PMID: 23639441

Tandon P, Showell C, Christine K, & Conlon FL (2012) Morpholino injection in Xenopus. Methods Mol Biol 843:29-46. PMID: 22222519

Tandon P, Conlon FL, & Taylor JM (2012) ROCKs cause SHP-wrecks and broken hearts. Small GTPases 3(4):209-212. PMID: 22858643

Langdon Y, et al. (2012) SHP-2 acts via ROCK to regulate the cardiac actin cytoskeleton. Development 139(5):948-957. PMID: 22278918

Greco TM, Miteva Y, Conlon FL, & Cristea IM (2012) Complementary proteomic analysis of protein complexes. Methods Mol Biol 917:391-407. 

PMID: 22956100

Conlon FL, et al. (2012) Immunoisolation of protein complexes from Xenopus. Methods Mol Biol 917:369-390. PMID: 22956099

Showell C, et al. (2011) A comparative survey of the frequency and distribution of polymorphism in the genome of Xenopus tropicalis. PLoS One 6(8):e22392. PMID: 21829622

Kaltenbrun E, et al. (2011) Xenopus: An emerging model for studying congenital heart disease. Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol 91(6):495-510. PMID: 21538812

Guo Y, Christine KS, Conlon F, Gessert S, & Kuhl M (2011) Expression analysis of epb41l4a during Xenopus laevis embryogenesis. Dev Genes Evol 221(2):113-119. PMID: 21556855

Gee ST, Milgram SL, Kramer KL, Conlon FL, & Moody SA (2011) Yes-associated protein 65 (YAP) expands neural progenitors and regulates Pax3 expression in the neural plate border zone. PLoS One 6(6):e20309. PMID: 21687713

Doherty JT, et al. (2011) Skeletal muscle differentiation and fusion are regulated by the BAR-containing Rho-GTPase-activating protein (Rho-GAP), GRAF1. J Biol Chem 286(29):25903-25921. PMID: 21622574

Mandel EM, et al. (2010) The BMP pathway acts to directly regulate Tbx20 in the developing heart. Development 137(11):1919-1929. PMID: 20460370


Evans SM, Yelon D, Conlon FL, & Kirby ML (2010) Myocardial lineage development. Circ Res 107(12):1428-1444. PMID: 21148449

Doherty JT, Conlon FL, Mack CP, & Taylor JM (2010) Focal adhesion kinase is essential for cardiac looping and multichamber heart formation. Genesis 48(8):492-504. PMID: 20572259

Conlon FL & Yutzey KE (2010) T-Box Factors. Heart Development and Regeneration, eds Rosenthal N & Harvey RP (Elsevier Inc.), pp 651-671. ScienceDirect link

Showell C & Conlon FL (2009) The western clawed frog (Xenopus tropicalis): an emerging vertebrate model for developmental genetics and environmental toxicology. Cold Spring Harb Protoc 2009(9):pdb emo131. PMID: 20147259

Showell C & Conlon FL (2009) Natural mating and tadpole husbandry in the western clawed frog Xenopus tropicalis. Cold Spring Harb Protoc 2009(9):pdb prot5292. PMID: 20147277

Showell C & Conlon FL (2009) Egg collection and in vitro fertilization of the western clawed frog Xenopus tropicalis. Cold Spring Harb Protoc 2009(9):pdb prot5293. PMID: 20147278

Showell C & Conlon FL (2009) Tissue sampling and genomic DNA purification from the western clawed frog Xenopus tropicalis. Cold Spring Harb Protoc 2009(9):pdb prot5294. PMID: 20147279

Christine KS & Conlon FL (2008) Vertebrate CASTOR is required for differentiation of cardiac precursor cells at the ventral midline. Dev Cell 14(4):616-623. PMID: 18410736

Showell C & Conlon FL (2007) Decoding development in Xenopus tropicalis. Genesis 45(6):418-426. PMID: 17549727

Langdon YG, Goetz SC, Berg AE, Swanik JT, & Conlon FL (2007) SHP-2 is required for the maintenance of cardiac progenitors. Development 134(22):4119-4130. PMID: 17928416

Goetz SC & Conlon FL (2007) Cardiac progenitors and the embryonic cell cycle. Cell Cycle 6(16):1974-1981. PMID: 17712230

Brown DD, Christine KS, Showell C, & Conlon FL (2007) Small heat shock protein Hsp27 is required for proper heart tube formation. Genesis 45(11):667-678. PMID: 17987658

Showell C, Christine KS, Mandel EM, & Conlon FL (2006) Developmental expression patterns of Tbx1, Tbx2, Tbx5, and Tbx20 in Xenopus tropicalis. Dev Dyn 235(6):1623-1630. PMID: 16477648

Goetz SC, Brown DD, & Conlon FL (2006) TBX5 is required for embryonic cardiac cell cycle progression. Development 133(13):2575-2584. PMID: 16728474

Chen JF, et al. (2006) The role of microRNA-1 and microRNA-133 in skeletal muscle proliferation and differentiation. Nat Genet 38(2):228-233. PMID:16380711

Brown DD, Davis AC, & Conlon FL (2006) Xtn3 is a developmentally expressed cardiac and skeletal muscle-specific novex-3 titin isoform. Gene Expr Patterns 6(8):913-918. PMID: 16630749

Mandel EM, Callis TY, Wang DZ, & Conlon FL (2005) Transcriptional mechanisms of congenital heart disease. Drug Discov Today 2(1):33-38. ScienceDirect link

Brown DD, et al. (2005) Tbx5 and Tbx20 act synergistically to control vertebrate heart morphogenesis. Development 132(3):553-563. PMID: 15634698

Showell C, Binder O, & Conlon FL (2004) T-box genes in early embryogenesis. Dev Dyn 229(1):201-218. PMID: 14699590

Moser M, et al. (2003) BMPER, a novel endothelial cell precursor-derived protein, antagonizes bone morphogenetic protein signaling and endothelial cell differentiation. Mol Cell Biol 23(16):5664-5679. PMID: 12897139

Brown DD, Binder O, Pagratis M, Parr BA, & Conlon FL (2003) Developmental expression of the Xenopus laevis Tbx20 orthologue. Dev Genes Evol 212(12):604-607. PMID: 12536325

Wilson V & Conlon FL (2002) The T-box family. Genome Biol 3(6):REVIEWS3008.1-7. PMID: 12093383

Conlon FL, Fairclough L, Price BM, Casey ES, & Smith JC (2001) Determinants of T box protein specificity. Development 128(19):3749-3758. PMID: 11585801

Smith JC, Conlon FL, Saka Y, & Tada M (2000) Xwnt11 and the regulation of gastrulation in Xenopus. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 355(1399):923-930. PMID: 11128985

Conlon FL & Kessler DS (2000) Hopping into the new millennium. Eighth International Xenopus Conference, Estes Park, Colorado, 16-20 August 2000. Trends Genet 16(12):537-540. PMID: 11188367

Conlon FL & Smith JC (1999) Interference with brachyury function inhibits convergent extension, causes apoptosis, and reveals separate requirements in the FGF and activin signalling pathways. Dev Biol 213(1):85-100. PMID: 10452848

Casey ES, O'Reilly MA, Conlon FL, & Smith JC (1998) The T-box transcription factor Brachyury regulates expression of eFGF through binding to a non-palindromic response element. Development 125(19):3887-3894. PMID: 9729496

Smith JC, et al. (1997) Upstream and downstream from Brachyury, a gene required for vertebrate mesoderm formation.

 Cold Spring Harb Symp QuantBiol 62:337-346. PMID: 9598367

Morgan BA, et al. (1996) Transposon tools for recombinant DNA manipulation: characterization of transcriptional regulators from yeast, Xenopus, and mouse. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 93(7):2801-2806. PMID: 8610121

Conlon FL, Sedgwick SG, Weston KM, & Smith JC (1996) Inhibition of Xbra transcription activation causes defects in mesodermal patterning and reveals autoregulation of Xbra in dorsal mesoderm. Development 122(8):2427-2435. PMID: 8756288

Conlon FL, Jones CM, & Smith JC (1996) From mouse to frogs: identification and functional analyses of genes required for induction and patterning of the mesoderm. Semin Cell Dev Biol 7(1):95-101. ScienceDirect link

Conlon FL, Wright CV, & Robertson EJ (1995) Effects of the TWis mutation on notochord formation and mesodermal patterning. Mech Dev 49(3):201-209. PMID: 7734393

Conlon FL & Beddington RS (1995) Mouse gastrulation from a frog's perspective. Semin Dev Biol 6(4):249-256. ScienceDirect link

Ruiz JC, Conlon FL, & Robertson EJ (1994) Identification of novel protein kinases expressed in the myocardium of the developing mouse heart. Mech Dev 48(3):153-164. PMID: 7893599

Conlon FL, et al. (1994) A primary requirement for nodal in the formation and maintenance of the primitive streak in the mouse. Development 120(7):1919-1928. PMID: 7924997

Robertson EJ, Conlon FL, Barth KS, Costantini F, & Lee JJ (1992) Use of embryonic stem cells to study mutations affecting postimplantation development in the mouse. Ciba Found Symp 165:237-250; discussion 250-5. PMID: 1516471

Conlon FL, Barth KS, & Robertson EJ (1991) A novel retrovirally induced embryonic lethal mutation in the mouse: assessment of the developmental fate of embryonic stem cells homozygous for the 413.d proviral integration. Development 111(4):969-981. PMID: 1879365

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