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    Peter McCaffery PhD

    TitleAssociate Professor
    InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
    DepartmentCell and Developmental Biology
    AddressEunice Kennedy Shriver Center
    200 Trapelo Road
    Waltham MA 02452
    Phone781-642-0172
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        1. Shearer KD, Fragoso YD, Clagett-Dame M, McCaffery PJ. Astrocytes as a regulated source of retinoic acid for the brain. Glia. 2012 Dec; 60(12):1964-76.
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        2. Lee LM, Leung CY, Tang WW, Choi HL, Leung YC, McCaffery PJ, Wang CC, Woolf AS, Shum AS. A paradoxical teratogenic mechanism for retinoic acid. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Aug 21; 109(34):13668-73.
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        3. Shearer KD, Stoney PN, Nanescu SE, Helfer G, Barrett P, Ross AW, Morgan PJ, McCaffery P. Photoperiodic expression of two RALDH enzymes and the regulation of cell proliferation by retinoic acid in the rat hypothalamus. J Neurochem. 2012 Aug; 122(4):789-99.
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        4. Goodman T, Crandall JE, Nanescu SE, Quadro L, Shearer K, Ross A, McCaffery P. Patterning of retinoic acid signaling and cell proliferation in the hippocampus. Hippocampus. 2012 Nov; 22(11):2171-83.
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        5. Helfer G, Ross AW, Russell L, Thomson LM, Shearer KD, Goodman TH, McCaffery PJ, Morgan PJ. Photoperiod Regulates Vitamin A and Wnt/ß-Catenin Signaling in F344 Rats. Endocrinology. 2012 Feb; 153(2):815-24.
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        6. Ormerod AD, Thind CK, Rice SA, Reid IC, Williams JH, McCaffery PJ. Influence of isotretinoin on hippocampal-based learning in human subjects. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2012 Jun; 221(4):667-74.
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        7. Fragoso YD, Shearer KD, Sementilli A, de Carvalho LV, McCaffery PJ. High expression of retinoic acid receptors and synthetic enzymes in the human hippocampus. Brain Struct Funct. 2012 Apr; 217(2):473-83.
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        8. Crandall JE, Goodman T, McCarthy DM, Duester G, Bhide PG, Dräger UC, McCaffery P. Retinoic acid influences neuronal migration from the ganglionic eminence to the cerebral cortex. J Neurochem. 2011 Nov; 119(4):723-35.
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        9. Evans JE, McCaffery P. HPLC/MS(N) analysis of retinoids. Methods Mol Biol. 2010; 652:149-62.
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        10. Shearer KD, Goodman TH, Ross AW, Reilly L, Morgan PJ, McCaffery PJ. Photoperiodic regulation of retinoic acid signaling in the hypothalamus. J Neurochem. 2010 Jan; 112(1):246-57.
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        11. Misra M, Shah V, Carpenter E, McCaffery P, Lance-Jones C. Restricted patterns of Hoxd10 and Hoxd11 set segmental differences in motoneuron subtype complement in the lumbosacral spinal cord. Dev Biol. 2009 Jun 1; 330(1):54-72.
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        12. Spiegl N, Didichenko S, McCaffery P, Langen H, Dahinden CA. Human basophils activated by mast cell-derived IL-3 express retinaldehyde dehydrogenase-II and produce the immunoregulatory mediator retinoic acid. Blood. 2008 Nov 1; 112(9):3762-71.
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        13. Silvestri C, Narimatsu M, von Both I, Liu Y, Tan NB, Izzi L, McCaffery P, Wrana JL, Attisano L. Genome-wide identification of Smad/Foxh1 targets reveals a role for Foxh1 in retinoic acid regulation and forebrain development. Dev Cell. 2008 Mar; 14(3):411-23.
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        14. Bremner JD, McCaffery P. The neurobiology of retinoic acid in affective disorders. Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry. 2008 Feb 15; 32(2):315-31.
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        15. Kern J, Schrage K, Koopmans GC, Joosten EA, McCaffery P, Mey J. Characterization of retinaldehyde dehydrogenase-2 induction in NG2-positive glia after spinal cord contusion injury. Int J Dev Neurosci. 2007 Feb; 25(1):7-16.
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        16. McCaffery P, Zhang J, Crandall JE. Retinoic acid signaling and function in the adult hippocampus. J Neurobiol. 2006 Jun; 66(7):780-91.
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        17. Qu Q, Crandall JE, Luo T, McCaffery PJ, Smith FI. Defects in tangential neuronal migration of pontine nuclei neurons in the Largemyd mouse are associated with stalled migration in the ventrolateral hindbrain. Eur J Neurosci. 2006 Jun; 23(11):2877-86.
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        18. McCaffery P, Deutsch CK. Macrocephaly and the control of brain growth in autistic disorders. Prog Neurobiol. 2005 Sep-Oct; 77(1-2):38-56.
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        19. Tse SW, Broderick JA, Wei ML, Luo MH, Smith D, McCaffery P, Stamm S, Andreadis A. Identification, expression analysis, genomic organization and cellular location of a novel protein with a RhoGEF domain. Gene. 2005 Oct 10; 359:63-72.
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        20. Yamamoto M, Fujinuma M, Hirano S, Hayakawa Y, Clagett-Dame M, Zhang J, McCaffery P. Retinoic acid influences the development of the inferior olivary nucleus in the rodent. Dev Biol. 2005 Apr 15; 280(2):421-33.
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        21. Mey J, J Morassutti D, Brook G, Liu RH, Zhang YP, Koopmans G, McCaffery P. Retinoic acid synthesis by a population of NG2-positive cells in the injured spinal cord. Eur J Neurosci. 2005 Mar; 21(6):1555-68.
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        22. Sakai Y, Luo T, McCaffery P, Hamada H, Dräger UC. CYP26A1 and CYP26C1 cooperate in degrading retinoic acid within the equatorial retina during later eye development. Dev Biol. 2004 Dec 1; 276(1):143-57.
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        23. McCaffery P, Koul O, Smith D, Napoli JL, Chen N, Ullman MD. Ethanol increases retinoic acid production in cerebellar astrocytes and in cerebellum. Brain Res Dev Brain Res. 2004 Nov 25; 153(2):233-41.
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        24. Mey J, McCaffery P. Retinoic acid signaling in the nervous system of adult vertebrates. Neuroscientist. 2004 Oct; 10(5):409-21.
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        25. Chou DK, Zhang J, Smith FI, McCaffery P, Jungalwala FB. Developmental expression of receptor for advanced glycation end products (RAGE), amphoterin and sulfoglucuronyl (HNK-1) carbohydrate in mouse cerebellum and their role in neurite outgrowth and cell migration. J Neurochem. 2004 Sep; 90(6):1389-401.
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        26. Sakai Y, Crandall JE, Brodsky J, McCaffery P. 13-cis Retinoic acid (accutane) suppresses hippocampal cell survival in mice. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2004 Jun; 1021:436-40.
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        27. Crandall J, Sakai Y, Zhang J, Koul O, Mineur Y, Crusio WE, McCaffery P. 13-cis-retinoic acid suppresses hippocampal cell division and hippocampal-dependent learning in mice. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2004 Apr 6; 101(14):5111-6.
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        28. Zhelyaznik N, Schrage K, McCaffery P, Mey J. Activation of retinoic acid signalling after sciatic nerve injury: up-regulation of cellular retinoid binding proteins. Eur J Neurosci. 2003 Sep; 18(5):1033-40.
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        29. Zhang J, Smith D, Yamamoto M, Ma L, McCaffery P. The meninges is a source of retinoic acid for the late-developing hindbrain. J Neurosci. 2003 Aug 20; 23(20):7610-20.
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        30. McCaffery P, Evans J, Koul O, Volpert A, Reid K, Ullman MD. Retinoid quantification by HPLC/MS(n). J Lipid Res. 2002 Jul; 43(7):1143-9.
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