• Li L, Bertram S, Kaplan J, Jia X, Ward DM (2020). The mitochondrial iron exporter genes MMT1 and MMT2 in yeast are transcriptionally regulated by Aft1 and Yap1. (Epub ahead of print) J Biol Chem.
  • Baldauf L, Endres T, Scholz J, Kirches E, Ward DM, Lessmann V, Borucki K, Mawrin C (2019). Mitoferrin-1 is required for brain energy metabolism and hippocampus-dependent memory. Neurosci Lett, 713, 134521.
  • MacQueen BC, Christensen RD, Baer VL, Ward DM, Snow GL (2019). Screening umbilical cord blood for congenital Iron deficiency. Blood Cells Mol Dis, 77, 95-100.
  • Li, L, Kaplan, J and Ward, DM (2017). The glucose sensor Snf1 and the transcription factors Msn2 and Msn4 regulate transcription of the vacuolar iron importer gene CCC1 and iron resistance in yeast. J Biol Chem, 292(37), 15577-15586.
  • Zhu, W, Shi, DS, Winter, JM, Rich, BE, Tong, Z, Sorensen, LK, Zhao, H, Huang, Y, Tai, Z, Mleynek, TM, Yoo, JH, Dunn, C, Ling, J, Bergquist, JA, Richards, JR, Jiang, A, Hartnett, ME, Ward, DM, Mueller, AL, Ostanin, K, Thomas, KR, Odelberg, SJ and Li, DY (2017). ARF6 is an actionable node that controls VEGFR2 trafficking and signaling in Diabetic Retinopathy. J Clin Invest.
  • Alexander, M, Ramstead, A, Bauer, K, Runtsch, MC, Wallace, J, Huffaker, TB, Larsen, DK, Tolmachova, T, Seabra, MC, Round, JL, Ward, DM and OConnell, RM (2017). Rab27-dependent exosome production inhibits chronic inflammation and enables acute responses to inflammatory stimuli. J Immunol, 199(10), 3559-3570.
  • Feldkamp, ML, Ward, DM, Pysher, TJ and Chambers, CT (2017). Chlamydia trachomatis is responsible for lipid vacuolation in the amniotic epithelium of fetal gastroschisis. Birth Defects Res, 109(13), 1003-1010.
  • Seguin, A, Takahashi-Makise, N, Yien, YY, Huston, NC, Whitman, JC, Musso, G, Wallace, JA, Bradley, T, Bergonia, H, Kafina, MD, Matsumoto, M, Igarashi, K, Phillips, JD, Paw, BH, Kaplan, J and Ward, DM (2017). Reductions in the mitochondrial ABC transporter Abcb10 affect the transcriptional profile of heme biosynthesis genes. J Biol Chem, 292(39), 16284-16299.
  • Shrestha R, Kaplan J, Ward DM (2017). Conventional and Secretory Lysosomes. In Encyclopedia of Cell Biology (2, pp. 225-234).
  • Yaish HM, Farrell CP, Christensen RD, MacQueen BC, Jackson LK, Trochez-Encisco J, Kaplan J, Ward DM, Salah WK, Phillips JD (2017). Two novel mutations in TMPRSS6 associated with irion-refractory iron deficiency anemia in a mother and child. Blood Cells Mol Dis, 65, 38-40.
  • Klionsky DJ, Abdelmohsen K, Abe A, Abedin MJ, Abeliovich H, Ward DM, et al (2016). Guidelines for the use and interpretation of assays for monitoring autophagy (3rd edition). Autophagy, 12(1), 1-222.
  • MacQueen BC, Christense RD, Ward DM, Yaish HM, Bennett ST, OBrien EA, Sheffied MJ, Baer VL, Now GL, Weaver Lewis K, Fleming RE, and Kaplan J (2016). The iron status at birth of neonates who are "at risk" for developing iron deficiency; a pilot study. J Perinatol, 1-5.
  • Alexander M, Hu R, Runtsch MC, Kaegle DA, Round JL, Ward DM, and OConnell R (2015). Exosome-delivered microRNAs reprogram the inflammatory response to endotoxin. Nat Commun, 6, 7321.
  • Chung J, Anderson SA, Gwynn B, Deck KM, Chen MJ, Langer NB, Shaw GC, Huston NC, Boyer LA, Datta S, Paradkar PN, Li L, Wei Z, Lambert AJ, Sahr K, Wittig JG, Chen W, Lu W, Galy B, Schlaeger TM, Hentze MW, Ward DM, Kaplan J, Eisenstein RS, Peters LL, Paw BH (04/01/2014). Iron Regulatory Protein-1 protects against mitoferrin1-deficient Porphyria. J Biol Chem, 289(11), 7835-7843.
  • Ben-Othman R, Flannery A Miguel, Ward DM, Kaplan J and Andrews NW (2014). Leishmania-mediated inhibition of iron export promotes parasite replication in macrophages. PLoS Pathog, 10(1), e1003901.
  • Li L, Miao R, Jia X, Ward DM, and Kaplan J (2014). Expression of the yeast cation diffusion facilitators Mmt1 and Mmt2 affects mitochondrial and cellular iron homeostasis: evidence for mitochondrial iron export. J Biol Chem, 289(24), 17132-17141.
  • Chen, C, Garcia-Santos, D, Ishikawa, Y, Sequin, A, Fegan, KH, Hildick-Smith, GJ, Cooney, JD, Chen, W, King, MJ, Schultz, IJ, Dalton, AJ, Kingsley, PD, Palis, J, Hattangadi, SM, Lodish, HF, Ward DM, Kaplan, J, Maeda, T, Ponka, P, Paw, BH (2013). Snx3 regulates recycling of the transferring receptor and iron assimilation. Cell Metab, 17, 343-352.
  • Kaplan J, Ward DM (2013). The essential nature of iron usage and regulation: variations on a theme. [Review]. Curr Biol, 15, :R642-64.
  • White C, Yuan X, Schmidt PJ, Bresciani E, Samuel TK, Campagna D, Hall C, Bishop K, Calicchio ML, Lapierre A, Ward DM, Liu P, Fleming MD, Hamza I (2013). HRG1 is essential for heme transport from the phagolysosome of macrophages during erythrophagocytosis. Cell Metab, 17(2), 261-70.
  • Kaplan J, Ward DM (2013). Molecular Genetics of Chediak–Higashi Syndrome [Web]. Wiley Online Library- eLS (Invited Review). Available:
  • Bagley DC, Paradkar PN, Durchfort N, Kaplan J, Ward DM (2012). Mon1a protein acts in trafficking through the secretory apparatus. J Biol Chem, 287, 25577-25588.
  • Durchfort N, Verhoef S, Vaughn MB, Shrestha R, Adam D, Kaplan J, Ward DM (2012). The enlarged lysosomes in beige cells result from decreased lysosome fission and not increased lysosome fusion. Traffic, 13, 108-119.
  • Troadec MB, Warner DE, Wallace J, Phillips J, Paw BH, Ward DM, and Kaplan J (2011). Selective loss of mitoferrin 1 in mouse tissues reveals organ specific defects. Blood, 117, 5494-5502.

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University of Utah

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