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Patricia Komuniecki

 

Patricia Komuniecki

Professor
Vice Provost for Graduate Affairs and
Dean of the College of Graduate Studies
Ph.D. University of Massachusetts, 1977
M.S. Mount Holyoke College, 1976
B.A. Boston College (Newton College), 1970

 

Publications

 

Harris G, Korchnak A, Summers P, Hapiak V, Law WJ, Stein AM, Komuniecki P, Komuniecki R. Dissecting the serotonergic food signal stimulating sensory-mediated aversive behavior in C. elegans. PLoS One. 2011;6(7):e21897. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0021897. Epub 2011 Jul 21.

Hapiak VM, Hobson RJ, Hughes L, Smith K, Harris G, Condon C, Komuniecki P, Komuniecki RW. Dual excitatory and inhibitory serotonergic inputs modulate egg laying in Caenorhabditis elegans. Genetics. 2009 Jan;181(1):153-63. doi: 10.1534/genetics.108.096891. Epub 2008 Nov 10.

Wragg RT, Hapiak V, Miller SB, Harris GP, Gray J, Komuniecki PR, Komuniecki RW. Tyramine and octopamine independently inhibit serotonin-stimulated aversive behaviors in Caenorhabditis elegans through two novel amine receptors. J Neurosci. 2007 Dec 5;27(49):13402-12

Hobson RJ, Hapiak VM, Xiao H, Buehrer KL, Komuniecki PR, Komuniecki RW. 2006. SER-7, a Caenorhabditis elegans 5-HT7-like receptor, is essential for the 5-HT stimulation of pharyngeal pumping and egg laying. Genetics: 159-69.

Komuniecki RW, Hobson RJ, Rex EB, Hapiak VM, Komuniecki PR. 2004. Biogenic amine receptors in parasitic nematodes: what can be learned from Caenorhabditis elegans? Mol Biochem Parasitol. 137(1):1-11.

Huang X, Xiao H, Rex EB, Hobson RJ, Messer WS, Komuniecki PR, Komuniecki RW. 2002. Functional characterizations of alternatively spliced 5-HT2 receptor isoforms from the pharynx and muscle of the parasitic nematode, Ascaris suum. J. Neurochem. 83(2):249-58.

Geng J, Plenefisch J, Komuniecki PR, Komuniecki RW. 2002. Secretion of a novel developmentally regulated chitinase (family 19 glycosly hydrolase) into the perivitelline fluid of a parasitic nematode, Ascaris suum. Mol Biochem Parasitol. 124(1-2): 11-21.

Komuniecki, R. and Komuniecki, P.R. 2001. Metabolic transitions and the role of the pyruvate dehydrogenase complex during the development of the parasitic nematode, Ascaris suum. in: Parasitic Nematodes: Molecular Biology, Biochemistry and Immunology (Ed. M.W. Kennedy and W. Harnett, CABI Publishing, Oxford. pp 269-284.

Plenefisch, J., Hong, X., Mei, B., Geng, J., Komuniecki, P.R. and Komuniecki, R. 2000. Secretion of a fatty acid binding protein in nematodes; Coordinate use of the Ascaris suum, Caenorhabditis elegans and C. briggsae model systems. Mol. Biochem. Parasitol. 105, 223-236.

Chen, W., Komuniecki, P.R.. and Komuniecki, R. 1998. Molecular cloning, functional expression and characterization of pyruvate dehydrogenase kinase from the parasitic nematode, Ascaris suum. Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 353, 181-189.

Duran, E., Walker, D., Johnson, K., Komuniecki, P.R. and Komuniecki, R. 1998 Developmental and tissue-specific expression of 2-methyl branched-chain enoyl CoA reductase isoforms in the parasitic nematode, Ascaris suum. Mol. Biochem. Parasitol. 91, 307-318.

Mei, Baisong, Komuniecki, R. and Komuniecki, P.R. 1997. Localization of cytochrome oxidase and 2-methyl branched-chain enoyl CoA reductase in muscle and hypodermis of Ascaris suum larvae and adults. J. Parasitol. 34,760-763.

Mei, Baisong, Kennedy, M., Beauchamp, J., Komuniecki, P. and Komuniecki, R. 1997. Secretion of a novel, developmentally regulated fatty acid binding protein into the perivitelline fluid the parasitic nematode, Ascaris suum. J. Biol. Chem. 272, 9933-9941.

Klingbeil, M., Arnette, R., Walker, D., Hayton, K., Komuniecki, P.R. and Komuniecki, R. 1996. Identification of a novel, anaerobic specific, dihdrolipoyl dehydrogenase-binding protein in the pyruvate dehydrogenase complex of the parasitic nematode, Ascaris suum. J. Biol. Chem. 271, 5451-5457.

Anderson, T.C., Komuniecki, R., Komuniecki, P.R. and J. Jaenicke. 1995. Are mitochondria inherited paternally in Ascaris suum? Int. J. Parasitol. 25, 1001-1004 .

Komuniecki, R. and Komuniecki, P.R. 1995. Aerobic-anaerobic transitions in energy metabolism during the development of the parasitic nematode, Ascaris suum. In: Biology of Parasitism. Boothroyd, J. and Komuniecki, R., eds. Arlen Liss, pp 1009-122.

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