Publications

Güth R, Pinch M, Samanta MP, Chaidez A, Unguez GA. (2016). Sternopygus macrurus electric organ transcriptome and cell size exhibit insensitivity to short-term electrical inactivity. J Physiol Paris. 2016 Nov 15. pii: S0928-4257(16)30027-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jphysparis.2016.11.005. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 27864094

Güth R, Chaidez A, Samanta MP, Unguez GA. The properties of skeletal muscle in the teleost Sternopygus macrurus are unaffected by short-term electrical inactivity. (2016).  Physiol Genom. DOI:10.1152. PubMed.

Pinch MGüth R, Samanta MP, Chaidez AUnguez GA. (2016). The myogenic electric organ of Sternopygus macrurus: a non-contractile tissue with a skeletal muscle transcriptome. PeerJ, 4(1828). PDF

Unguez GA, Duran C, Valles-Rosales D, Harris M, Salazar E, McDowell M, and Tang W. (2015). 3D-Printed Wearable Backpack Stimulator for Chronic in vivo Aquatic Stimulation. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2147-2150. PDF

Traeger LL, Volkening JD, Moffett H, Gallant JR, Chen P, Novina CD, Phillips GN, Anand R, Wells GB, Pinch MGüth R, Unguez GA, Albert JS, Zakon H, Sussman MR, and Samanta MP.  (2015).  Unique patterns of transcript and miRNA expression in the South American strong voltage electric eel (Electrophorus electricus). BMC Genomics. 16:243. PDF

Gallant JR, Traeger LL, Volkening JD, Moffett H, Chen PH, Novina CD, Phillips GN Jr, Anand R, Wells GB, Pinch MGüth RUnguez GA, Albert JS, Zakon HH, Samanta MP, and Sussman MR.  (2014).   Genomic basis for the convergent evolution of electric organs. Science.  344: 1522-1525. PDF

Guth R, Pinch M and Unguez G.A.  (2013).  Invited Review: Mechanisms of muscle gene regulation in the electric organ of Sternopygus macrurus.  J Exp Biol. 216:2469-2477. PDF

Unguez GA.  (2013).  Invited Review: Electric fish: new insights into conserved processes of adult tissue regeneration.  J. Exp. Biol.  216:2478-2486. PDF

Weber CM, Martindale MQ, Tapscott SJ. Unguez GA. (2012) Activation of Pax7-Positive Cells in a Non-Contractile Tissue Contributes to Regeneration of Myogenic Tissues in the Electric Fish S. macrurus. PLoS ONE 7(5): e36819. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0036819. PDF

Kim HJ, Guth R, Jonsson CB and Unguez GA. (2008).  S. macrurus myogenic regulatory factors induce mammalian skeletal muscle differentiation: Evidence for functional conservation of MRFs. Int. J. Dev. Biol.  53:993-1002. PDF

Kim HJ, Archer EEscobedo N, Tapscott SJ and Unguez GA.  (2008).  Inhibition of Mammalian Muscle Differentiation by Regeneration Blastema Extract of Sternopygus macrurusDevelopmental Dynamics.  237: 2830-2843. PDF

Albert JS, Zakon HH, Stoddard PK, Unguez GA., Holmbert SKS., Sussman MR.  (2007). The case for sequencing the genome of the electric eel Electrophorus electricus.  J. Fish Biol Mol Sci Suppl. 72:331-354. PDF

Cuellar HKim JA and Unguez GA. (2006). Evidence of post-transcriptional regulation in the maintenance of a partial muscle phenotype by electrogenic cells of S. macrurus.  FASEB Journal.  20:E1856-E1865. PDF

Smith GT, Unguez GA, and Weber CB.  (2006).  Distribution of Kv1-like potassium channels in the electromotor and electrosensory systems of the weakly electric fish Apteronotus leptorhynchus.  Journal of Neurobiology.  66:1011-1031.  (Selected front cover). PDF

Lubischer JL, Unguez GA, Pierotti DJ and Edgerton VR. (2005).  Reinnervation of the rat levator ani muscle after neonatal denervation.  Journal of Neurobiology; 63:188-198. PDF

Kim JA, Jonsson CB, Calderone T and Unguez GA.  (2004).  Transcription of MyoD and myogenin in the non-contractile electrogenic cells of the weakly electric fish S. macrurus.  Development, Genes, and Evolution. 214:380-392. PDF

Unguez GA and Zakon HH  (2002).  Skeletal muscle transformation into electric organ in S. macrurus depends on innervation.  Journal of Neurobiology, 53:391-402. PDF

Smith GT, Unguez GA and Reinauer RM Jr.  (2001).  NADPH-diphorase activity and nitric oxide synthase-like immunoreactivity colocalize in the electromotor system of four species of gymnotiform fish.  Brain, Behavior and Evolution, 58:122-136. PDF

Unguez GA, Talmadge RJ, Dalponte D, Roy RR and Edgerton VR.  (2000).  Myosin heavy chain isoforms in developing cat hindlimb muscles.  Cells, Tissues and Organs. 167 (2-3):138-152. PDF

Zakon HH and Unguez GA.  (1999).  Invited Review: Development and regeneration of the electric organ.  Journal of Experimental Biology.  202: 1427-1434. PDF

Unguez GA and Zakon HH.  (1998)  Re-expression of myogenic proteins in mature electric organ following removal of neural input.  Journal of Neuroscience  18: 9924-9935. PDF

Unguez GA and Zakon HH.  (1998).  Phenotypic conversion of distinct muscle fiber populations to electrocytes in a weakly electric fish.  Journal of Comparative Neurology   399: 20-34. PDF

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Underlined names: students mentored by GA Unguez