John A. Cooper, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. John Cooper

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Publications (PubMed / NIH)

Office: 2901 South
Phone: 314-362-0287

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Benjamin C. Stark, Yuanyuan Gao, Diane S. Sepich, Lakyn Belk, Matthew A. Culver, Bo Hu, Marlene Mekel, Wyndham Ferris, Jimann Shin, Lilianna Solnica-Krezel, Fang Lin, & John A. Cooper (2021). “CARMIL3 is important for cell migration and morphogenesis during early development in zebrafish” Dev Biol. 2022 Jan;481:148-159. doi: 10.1016/j.ydbio.2021.09.008. Epub 2021 Sep 30. (Abstract)

Michael D. Onken, Carol M. Makepeace, Kevin M. Kaltenbronn, Joelle Choi, Leonel Hernandez-Aya, Katherine N. Weilbaecher, Kisha D. Piggott, P. Kumar Rao, Carla M. Yuede, Alethia J. Dixon, Patrick Osei-Owusu, John A. Cooper, & Kendall J. Blumer (2021). “Targeting primary and metastatic uveal melanoma with a G protein inhibitor” J Biol Chem. 2021 Feb 9;100403. doi: 10.1016/j.jbc.2021.100403. Online ahead of print. (Abstract)

Michael D. Onken, Kendall J. Blumer, & John A. Cooper (2021). “Uveal melanoma cells use ameboid and mesenchymal mechanisms of cell motility crossing the endothelium” Mol Biol Cell. 2021 Jan 6;mbcE20040241. doi: 10.1091/mbc.E20-04-0241. Online ahead of print. (Abstract)

Joanna Kim & John A. Cooper (2020). “Junctional Localization of Septin 2 Is Required for Organization of Junctional Proteins in Static Endothelial Monolayers” Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2020 Nov 5;ATVBAHA120315472. doi: 10.1161/ATVBAHA.120.315472. Online ahead of print. (Abstract)

Patrick McConnell, Marlene Mekel, Alex G. Kozlov, Olivia L. Mooren, Timothy M. Lohman, & John A. Cooper (2020). “Comparative Analysis of CPI-Motif Regulation of Biochemical Functions of Actin Capping Protein” Biochemistry. 2020 Mar 24;59(11):1202-1215. doi: 10.1021/acs.biochem.0c00092. Epub 2020 Mar 10. (Abstract)

Joanna Kim & John A. Cooper (2020). “Septin Roles and Mechanisms in Organization of Endothelial Cell Junctions” bioRxiv. doi: (Abstract)

Kiehart D.P. & Cooper J.A. (2018). “Contractile protein biochemistry in the Pollard Lab in Baltimore.” Biophys Rev. 2018 Nov 8. doi: 10.1007/s12551-018-0477-5. [Epub ahead of print] (Abstract)

Yen M., Qi Z., Chen X., Cooper J.A., Mitra R.D., & Onken M.D. (2018). “Transposase mapping identifies the genomic targets of BAP1 in uveal melanoma.” BMC Med Genomics. 2018 Nov 6;11(1):97. doi: 10.1186/s12920-018-0424-0. (Abstract)

Johnston A.B., Hilton D.M., McConnell P., Johnson B., Harris M.T., Simone A., Amarasinghe G.K., Cooper J.A., & Goode B.L. (2018). “A novel mode of capping protein-regulation by twinfilin.” Elife. 2018 Oct 23;7. pii: e41313. doi: 10.7554/eLife.41313. (Abstract)

Onken M.D., Makepeace C.M., Kaltenbronn K.M., Kanai S.M., Todd T.D., Wang S., Broekelmann T.J., Rao P.K., Cooper J.A., & Blumer K.J. (2018). “Targeting nucleotide exchange to inhibit constitutively active G protein α subunits in cancer cells.” Sci Signal. 2018 Sep 4;11(546). pii: eaao6852. doi: 10.1126/scisignal.aao6852. (Abstract)

Michael D. Onken, Carol M. Makepeace, Shiqi Wang, Kevin M. Kaltenbronn, Stanley M. Kanai, Tom J. Broekelmann, John A. Cooper, & Kendall J. Blumer (2018). “Pharmacologic targeting of Gq reveals new pathways in uveal melanoma” AACR, July 2018, Volume 78, Issue 13 Supplement (Abstract)

Johnson B., McConnell P., Kozlov A.G., Mekel M., Lohman T.M., Gross M.L., Amarasinghe G.K., & Cooper J.A. (2018). “Allosteric Coupling of CARMIL and V-1 Binding to Capping Protein Revealed by Hydrogen-Deuterium Exchange.” Cell Rep. 2018 May 29;23(9):2795-2804. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2018.04.096. (Abstract)

Kim J. & Cooper J.A. (2019). “Septins regulate junctional integrity of endothelial monolayers.” Mol Biol Cell. 2018 Jul 15;29(13):1693-1703. doi: 10.1091/mbc.E18-02-0136. Epub 2018 May 17. (Abstract)

Stark B.C., Lanier M.H., & Cooper J.A. (2017). “CARMIL family proteins as multidomain regulators of actin-based motility.” Mol Biol Cell. 2017 Jul 1;28(13):1713-1723. doi: 10.1091/mbc.E17-01-0019. (Abstract)

Stewart-Hutchinson P.J., Szasz T.P., Jaeger E.R., Onken M.D., Cooper J.A., & Morley S.C. (2017). “Technical Advance: New in vitro method for assaying the migration of primary B cells using an endothelial monolayer as substrate.” J Leukoc Biol. 2017 Sep;102(3):941-948. doi: 10.1189/jlb.1TA0117-008R. Epub 2017 Jun 21. (Abstract)