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Edwards, W., et al. (2023) Quantitative proteomic profiling identifies global protein network dynamics in murine embryonic heart development. Developmental Cell 58: 1-19. PMID: 37148880


Emerson, J., et al, (2023) Sex Differences in Mouse Cardiac Electrophysiology Revealed by Simultaneous Imaging of Excitation-Contraction Coupling. Journal of Cardiac Development and Disease. In Press.

Shi, W., et al, (2024) CHD4 and SMYD1 repress common transcriptional programs in the developing heart. Development. In Press

Conlon, F.L. and Arnold, A.P. (2023) Sex chromosome mechanisms in cardiac development and disease. Nature Cardiovascular Research 2, 340-350. PMID: 37808586

Shi, W., et al. (2023) A missense mutation in human CHD4 causes ventricular noncompaction by repressing ADAMTS1-mediated trabeculation cessation. Circulation Research 133: 48-67. PMID: 37254794 

Robbe, Z., Shi, W., et al. (2022) CHD4 is recruited by GATA4 and NKX2-5 to repress non-cardiac gene programs in the developing heart. Genes & Development 36: 468-482. PMID: 35450884.

Shi, W., et al. (2021) Cardiac proteomics reveals sex chromosome-dependent differences between males and
females that arise prior to gonad formation. Developmental Cell S1534-5807(21)00766-8. PMID: 34655525.

Sigmon, JS, et al. (2020) Content and Performance of the MiniMUGA Genotyping Array: A New Tool to Improve Rigor and Reproducibility in Mouse Research. Genetics 216(4): 905-930. PMID: 33067325

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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 Communications. Oct 28: 10(1):4907. PMID: 31659164

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 Perspectives, Eds. Riley and Bruneau. Nov 25: a037200. PMID: 31767648

Federspiel, J. D., Tandon, P., Wilczewski, C. W., et al., (2019). Conservation and divergence of protein pathways in the vertebrate heart. PLoS Biology. Sep 6;17(9:e3000437). PMID: 31490923


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 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 USA 115(26):6727-6732. PMID: 29891665


Sauls K, et al. (2018) Initiating Events in Direct Cardiomyocyte Reprogramming. Cell Reports 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 Phytologist 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.  Developmental Cell Biology 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 Genetics 13(9):e1007011.  PMID: 28945738

Waldron L, et al. (2016) The Cardiac TBX5 Interactome Reveals a Chromatin Remodeling Network Essential for Cardiac Septation. Developmental 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 in Genetetics 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. Developmental Dynamics 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. Developmental Cell 25(2):132-143. PMID: 23639441


Tandon P, Showell C, Christine K, & Conlon FL (2012) Morpholino injection in Xenopus. Methods Molecular 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 Molecular Biol 917:391-407. PMID: 22956100

Conlon FL, et al. (2012) Immunoisolation of protein complexes from Xenopus. Methods Molecular 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. Development Genes & Evolution 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. Circulation Research 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. Developmental 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. Developmental Cell Dynamics 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. Nature Genetics 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. Developmental Cell Dynamics 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. Developmental 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. Developmental Cell Biol 213(1):85-100. PMID: 10452848

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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 Developmental Cell Biology 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 Developmental Cell 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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