Publications

  • Sultana S, Truong NY, Vieira DB, Wigger JG, Forrester AM, Veinotte CJ, Berman JN, van der Spoel AC. Characterization of the Zebrafish Homolog of β-Glucosidase 2: A Target of the Drug Miglustat. Zebrafish. 2016 Feb 24. [Epub ahead of print].
  • Prykhozhij SV, Rajan V, Berman JN. A Guide to Computational Tools and Design Strategies for Genome Editing Experiments in Zebrafish Using CRISPR/Cas9. Zebrafish. 2016 Feb;13(1):70-3.
  • J Fernández-Murray JP, Prykhozhij SV, DufayN, Steele SL, Gaston D, Nasrallah GK, Coombs AJ, Fernandez CV, Berman JN, and McMaster CR. Glycine and Folate Ameliorate Models of Congenital Sideroblastic Anemia. PLoS Genetics. 2016 Jan 28;12(1).
  • Prykhozhij SV, Rajan V, and Berman JN. A Guide to Computational Tools and Design Strategies for Genome Editing Experiments in ZebrafishUsing CRISPR/Cas9. TechnoFish-Methods. Zebrafish (in press).
  • Dhanraj S, Gunja SM, Deveau AP, Nissbeck M, Boonyawat B, Coombs AJ, Renieri A, Mucciolo M, Marozza A, Buoni S, Turner L, Li H, Jarrar A, Sabanayagam M, Kirby M, Shago M, Pinto D, Berman JN, Scherer SW, Virtanen A, Dror Y. Bone marrow failure and developmental delay caused by mutations in poly(A)-specific ribonuclease (PARN) J Med Genet. 2015 Nov;52(11):738-48.
  • Deveau AP, Forrester AM, Coombs AJ, Wagner GS, Grabher C, Chute I, Leger D, Mingay M, Hirst M, Lewis S, Look AT, and Berman JN. Epigenetic therapy restores normal hematopoiesis in a zebrafish model of NUP98-HOXA9-induced myeloid disease. Leukemia 2015 Oct;29(10):2086-9.
  • El-Naggar AM, Veinotte CJ, Tognon CE, Corkery DP Cheng H, Tirode F, Grunewald TGP, Kyle A, Baker JH, Mathers J, Somasekharan SP, LePard NE, McKinney S, Bennewith KL, Minchinton AI, Delattre O, Wang Y, Dellaire G, Berman JN, and  Sorensen PH. Translational activation of HIF1α by YB-1 promotes sarcoma metastasis. Cancer Cell 2015 May 11;27(5):682-97.
  • Prykhozhij SV, Rajan V, Gaston D, and Berman JN. CRISPR MultiTargeter: a web tool to find common and unique CRISPR single guide RNA targets in a set of similar sequences. PLOS One 2015 Mar 5;10(3):e0119372.
  • Liu Y, Asnani A, Zou L, Bentley VL, Yu M, Wang Y, Dellaire G, Sarkar KS, Dai M, Chen HH, Sosnovik DE, Shin JT, Haber DA, Berman JN, Chao W, and Peterson RT. Visnagin protects against doxorubicin-induced cardiomyopathy through modulation of mitochondrial malate dehydrogenase. Sci Transl Med. 2014 Dec 10;6(266):266ra170.
  • Bentley VL, Veinotte CJ, Corkery D, Pinder J, Leblanc MA, Bedard K, Weng AP, Berman JN*and Dellaire G.* Zebrafish Xenotransplantation and Focused Chemical Genomics: A Preclinical Therapeutic Model For T-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Haematologica. 2015 Jan;100(1):70-6. *Co-corresponding authors
  • Tang Q, Abdelfattahi NS, Blackburn JS, Moore JC, Martinez SA, Moore FE, Lobbardi R, Tenente IM, Ignatius MS, Berman JN, Liwksi RS, Houvras Y, and Langenau1, DM. Optimized cell transplantation using hypomorphic rag2 mutant zebrafish. Nat Methods. 2014 Aug;11(8):821-4. doi: 10.1038/nmeth.3031. Epub 2014 Jul 20.
  • Veinotte CJ, Dellaire G, and Berman JN. Hooking the Big One: The Potential of Zebrafish Xenotransplantation to Reform Cancer Drug Screening in the Genomic Era. Dis Mod Mech 2014 Jul;7(7):745-54.
  • Balci TB, Prykhozhij SV, Teh EM, Da’as SI, McBride E, Liwski R, Chute IC, Leger D, Lewis SM, and Berman JN. A transgenic zebrafish model expressing KIT-D816V recapitulates features of aggressive systemic mastocytosis. Br J Haematol 2014 Oct;167(1):48-61. doi: 10.1111/bjh.12999. Epub 2014 Jul 2.
  • Prykhozhij SV, Berman JN. The progress and promise of zebrafish as a model to study mast cells. Dev Comp Immunol 2014 Sep;46(1):74-83.
  • Wu Z, Macneil AJ, Junkins R, Berman J. N, and Lin TJ.  Calcineurin-Rcan1 interaction contributes to stem cell factor-mediated mast cell activation. J Immunol, 2013 Dec 15;191(12):5885-94.
  • Steele, S. L., Prykhozhij, S. V., & Berman, J. N. Zebrafish as a model system for mitochondrial biology and diseases. Translational Research. 2013 Sep 23. doi:10.1016/j.trsl.2013.08.008
  • Daugaard, M., Nitsch, R., Razaghi, B., McDonald, L., Jarrar, A., Torrino, S., Castillo-Lluva, S., Rotblat, B., Li, L., Malliri, A., Lemichez, E., Mettouchi, A., Berman, J. N., Penninger, J. M., & Sorensen, P. H. Hace1 controls ROS generation of vertebrate Rac1-dependent NADPH oxidase complexes. Nature Commun. 2013 Jul 17. doi:10.1038/ncomms3180.
  • Konantz M, Balci TB, Hartwig UF, Dellaire G, André MC, Berman JN, Lengerke C. Zebrafish xenografts as a tool for in vivo studies on human cancer. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2012 Aug;1266:124-37. doi: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.2012.06575.x. Review.
  • Da’as SI, Coombs AJBalci TB, Grondin CA, Ferrando AA, Berman JN. The zebrafish reveals dependence of the mast cell lineage on Notch signaling in vivo. Blood. 2012 Apr 12;119(15):3585-94. doi: 10.1182/blood-2011-10-385989. Epub 2012 Feb 24.
  • Xavier AC, Edwards H, Dombkowski AA, Balci TBBerman JN, Dellaire G, Xie C, Buck SA, Matherly LH, Ge Y, Taub JW. A unique role of GATA1s in Down syndrome acute megakaryocytic leukemia biology and therapy.  PloS one. 2011 Nov 6.11: e27486. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0027486
  • Forrester AM, Grabher C, McBride ER, Boyd ER, Vigerstad MH, Edgar A, Kai FB, Da’as SI, Payne E, Look AT, Berman JN. NUP98-HOXA9-transgenic zebrafish develop a myeloproliferative neoplasm and provide new insight into mechanisms of myeloid leukaemogenesis.  Br J Haematol. 2011 Aug 2. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2141.2011.08810.x.
  • Gardiner RB, Morash BA, Riddell C, Wang H, Fernandez CV, Yhap M, Berman JN. Using MS-MLPA as an efficient screening tool for detecting 9p21 abnormalities in pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2011 Jul 27. doi: 10.1002/pbc.23285.
  • Yang YJ, Macneil AJ, Junkins R, Carrigan SO, Tang JT, Forward N, Hoskin D, Berman JN, Lin TJ. Regulator of calcineurin 1 (rcan1) is required for the development of pulmonary eosinophilia in allergic inflammation in mice.Am J Pathol. 2011 Jul 8.
  • Corkery DP, Dellaire G, Berman JN. Leukaemia xenotransplantation in zebrafish – chemotherapy response assay in vivo. Br J Haematol. 2011 Jun;153(6):786-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2141.2011.08661.x. Epub 2011 Apr 22.
  • Da’as S, Teh EM, Dobson JT, Nasrallah GK, McBride ER, Wang H, Neuberg DS, Marshall JS, Lin TJ, Berman JN. Zebrafish mast cells demonstrate conserved innate and adaptive immune responses. Dev Comp Immunol. 2011 Jan; 35(1):125-34.
  • Pillay LM, Forrester AM, Erickson T, Berman JN, Waskiewicz AJ. The Hox cofactors Meis1 and Pbx act upstream of gata1 to regulate primitive hematopoiesis. Dev Biol. 2010 Apr 15;340(2):306-17.
  • Klein LC, Yeung PK, Berman JN. Cladribine inhibits a diltiazem-induced increase in red blood cell purine nucleotide concentrations in a zebrafish model. Biomarkers. 2009 Dec;14(8):554-9
  • Abbott LS, Deevska M, Fernandez CV, Dix D, Price VE, Wang H, Parker L, Yhap M, Fitzgerald C, Barnard DR, Berman JN. The impact of prophylactic fresh-frozen plasma and cryoprecipitate on the incidence of central nervous system thrombosis and hemorrhage in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia receiving asparaginase. Blood. 2009 Dec 10;114(25):5146-51.
  • Dobson JT, Da’as S, McBride ER, Berman JN. Fluorescence-activated cell sorting (FACS) of whole mount in situ hybridization (WISH) labelled haematopoietic cell populations in the zebrafish. Br J Haematol. 2009 Mar;144(5):732-5.
  • Yang YJ, Chen W, Edgar A, Li B, Molkentin JD, Berman JN, Lin TJ. Rcan1 negatively regulates Fc epsilonRI-mediated signaling and mast cell function. J Exp Med. 2009 Jan 16;206(1):195-207. Epub 2009 Jan 5. PubMed PMID: 19124655; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2626669.
  • Yang YJ, Chen W, Carrigan SO, Chen WM, Roth K, Akiyama T, Inoue J, Marshall JS, Berman JN, Lin TJ. TRAF6 specifically contributes to FcepsilonRI-mediated cytokine production but not mast cell degranulation. J Biol Chem. 2008 Nov 14;283(46):32110-8. Epub 2008 Sep 4.
  • Dobson JT, Seibert J, Teh EM, Da’as S, Fraser RB, Paw BH, Lin TJ, Berman JN. Carboxypeptidase A5 identifies a novel mast cell lineage in the zebrafish providing new insight into mast cell fate determination. Blood. 2008 Oct 1;112(7):2969-72. Epub 2008 Jul 17.
  • Berman JN, Greer WL, Archambeault S, Loh ML, Riddell C, Morash B, Dumas N, Fernandez CV, Ludman MD. JAK2 V617F positive polycythemia Vera in a child with neurofibromatosis type I. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2008 Nov;51(5):689-91.
  • Higgs JR, Sadek I, Neumann PE, Ing VW, Renault NK, Berman JN, Greer WL. Familial essential thrombocythemia with spontaneous megakaryocyte colony formation and acquired JAK2 mutations. Leukemia. 2008 Aug;22(8):1551-6.
  • Simpson CD, Gao J, Fernandez CV, Yhap M, Price VE, Berman JN. Routine bone marrow examination in the initial evaluation of paediatric Hodgkin lymphoma: the Canadian perspective. Br J Haematol. 2008 Jun;141(6):820-6.
  • Berman JN, Look AT. Targeting transcription factors in acute leukemia in children. Curr Drug Targets. 2007 Jun;8(6):727-37. Review.
  • Germanov E, Berman JN, Guernsey DL. Current and future approaches for the therapeutic targeting of metastasis (review). Int J Mol Med. 2006 Dec;18(6):1025-36. Review.
  • Berman JN, Wang M, Berry W, Neuberg DS, Guinan EC. Herpes zoster infection in the post-hematopoietic stem cell transplant pediatric population may be preceded by transaminitis: an institutional experience. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2006 Jan;37(1):73-80.
  • Berman JN, Kanki JP, Look AT. Zebrafish as a model for myelopoiesis during embryogenesis. Exp Hematol. 2005 Sep;33(9):997-1006. Review.
  • Heinrichs S, Berman JN, Ortiz TM, Kornblau SM, Neuberg DS, Estey EH, Look AT. CD34+ cell selection is required to assess HOXA9 expression levels in patients with myelodysplastic syndrome. Br J Haematol. 2005 Jul;130(1):83-6.
  • Hsu K, Traver D, Kutok JL, Hagen A, Liu TX, Paw BH, Rhodes J, Berman JN, Zon LI, Kanki JP, Look AT. The pu.1 promoter drives myeloid gene expression in zebrafish. Blood. 2004 Sep 1;104(5):1291-7. Epub 2004 Mar 2.

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