||Michele DE, Albayya FP, Metzger JM. Direct, convergent hypersensitivity of Ca2+ activated force generation produced by hypertrophic cardiomyopathy mutant tropomyosins in adult cardiac myocytes. Nature Medicine 5(12): 1413-1417, 1999.
Cohn RD*, Henry MD*, Michele DE, Barresi R, Saito F, Moore SA, Flanagan J, Skwarchuk MW, Robbins ME, Williamson R, Campbell KP. Disruption of DAG1 in differentiated skeletal muscle reveals a role for dystroglycan in muscle regeneration. Cell. 110: 639-648, 2002.
Michele DE, Barresi R, Kanagawa M, Saito F, Cohn RD, Satz JS, Dollar J, Nishino I, Kelley RI, Somer H, Straub V, Mathews KD, Moore SA, and Campbell KP. Post-translational disruption of dystroglycan-ligand interactions in congenital muscular dystrophies. Nature. 418: 417-422, 2002
Yasuda S*, Townsend D*, Michele DE, Favre EG, Day SM, Metzger JM. Dystrophic heart failure blocked by membrane sealant poloxamer. Nature. 436(7053):1025-9, 2005
||Kabaeva Z, Zhao M, Michele DE. Blebbistatin extends culture life of adult mouse cardiac myocytes and allows efficient and stable transgene expression. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2008 Apr;294(4):H1667-74.
Michele DE*, Kabaeva Z, Davis SL, Weiss RM, Campbell KP. Dystroglycan matrix receptor function in cardiac myocytes is important in limiting activity induced myocardial damage. Circulation Research 105:984-993, 2009. *Corresponding Author. Featured on Cover.
Salazar JJ, Michele DE, Brooks SV. Inhibition of calpain prevents muscle weakness and disruption of sarcomere structure during hindlimb suspension. J Appl Physiol. 108:120-1277, 2010.
Gumerson JD, Davis C, Faulkner JA, Michele DE. Protection from contraction induced injury in slow twitch muscle with disruption of dystroglycan function. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 299:C1430-40, 2010.
Ramaswamy KS, Palmer ML , vanderMeulen JM, Renoux A, Kostrominova TY, Michele DE* , Faulkner JA*. Lateral transmission of force is impaired in skeletal muscles of dystrophic mice and very old rats. Journal of Physiology. 589: 1195-208, 2011 *co-corresponding authors.
Kabaeva Z, Meehof K, Michele DE. Sarcolemma instability during mechanical activity in Largemyd cardiac myocytes with loss of dystroglycan extracellular matrix receptor function. Hum Mol Genetics 20:3346-3355, 2011.
Gumerson JD, Michele DE. The dystrophin-glycoprotein complex in the prevention of muscle damage. J. Biomed Biotech, 2011: 210797
Gumerson JD, Davis C, Kabaeva ZT, Hayes JM, Brooks SV, Michele DE. Muscle-specific expression of LARGE restores neuromuscular transmission deficits in dystrophic LARGEmyd mice. Hum Mol Genetics. 2013, 15;22(4):757-68.
McDade JR and Michele DE. Membrane damage induced vesicle-vesicle fusion of dysferlin containing vesicles in muscle cells requires microtubules and kinesin. Hum Mol Genetics, 23(7):1677-86, 2014.
McDade JR, Archanbeau AJ, Michele DE. Rapid actin cytoskeleton dependent membrane recruitment of plasma membrane derived dysferline at wounds is critical for muscle membrane repair. FASEB J. 28: 3660-70, 2014.
Note: Salazar, Gumerson and McDade are Michele Lab Graduate Students