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Dr.  Richard Hans Gomer
Texas A&M University, USA


Email: rgomer@tamu.edu


Qualifications

2010-present Professor, Texas A&M University, USA

2010-present Member, Global Fibrosis Foundation Medical Advisory Council, USA


Publications (Selected)

  1. Jain, R., Murtagh, J.J.Jr., Gomer, R.H. Increasing specificity and yield from the PCR-RACE technique. BioTechniques 12, 58-59 (1992).
  2. Jain, R., Yuen, I.S., Taphouse, C.R., and Gomer, R.H. A density sensing factor controls development in Dictyostelium. Genes & Development 6, 390-400 (1992).
  3. Clarke, M., Dominguez, N., Yuen, I.S., and Gomer, R.H. Growing and starving Dictyostelium cells produce distinct density-sensing factors. Dev. Biol. 152, 403-406 (1992).
  4. Schatzle, J., Bush, J., Dharmawardhane, S., Firtel, R.A., Gomer, R.H., and Cardelli, J. Characterization of the signal transduction pathways and cis-acting DNA sequence responsible for the transcriptional induction during growth and development of the lysosomal a-mannosidase gene in Dictyostelium discoideum. J. Biol. Chem. 268, 19632-19639 (1993).
  5. Price, M.G., and Gomer, R.H. Skelemin, a cytoskeletal M-disc periphery protein, contains motifs of adhesion/recognition and intermediate filament proteins. J. Biol. Chem. 268, 21800-21810 (1993).
  6. Price, M.G., Caprette, D.R., and Gomer, R.H. Different temporal patterns of expression result in the same type, amount and distribution of filamin (ABP) in cardiac and skeletal myofibrils. Cell Motil. Cytoskel. 27, 248-261 (1994).
  7. Jain, R., and Gomer, R.H. A developmentally regulated cell surface receptor for a density-sensing factor in Dictyostelium. J. Biol. Chem. 269, 9128-9136 (1994).
  8. Yuen, I.S., and Gomer, R.H. Cell density-sensing in Dictyostelium by means of the accumulation rate, diffusion coefficient and activity threshold of a protein secreted by starved cells. J. Theoretical Biology 167, 273-282 (1994).
  9. Gomer, R. Knowing that you’re among friends. Current Biology 4, 734-735 (1994).
  10. Yuen, I.S., Jain, R., Bishop, J.D., Lindsey, D.F., Deery, W.J., Van Haastert, P.J.M., and Gomer, R.H. A density-sensing factor regulates signal transduction in Dictyostelium. J. Cell Biol. 129, 1251-1262 (1995).
  11. Clay, J., Ammann, R., and Gomer, R.H. Initial cell-type choice in a simple eukaryote: Cell-autonomous or morphogen-gradient dependent? Dev. Biol. 172, 665-674 (1995).
  12. Clarke, M. and Gomer, R.H. PSF and CMF, autocrine factors that regulate gene expression during growth and early development of Dictyostelium. Experientia 51, 1124-1134 (1995).
  13. Gomer, R.H. and Ammann, R. A cell-cycle phase-associated cell-type choice mechanism monitors the cell cycle rather than using an independent timer. Dev. Biol. 174, 82-91 (1996).
  14. Spann, T.P., Brock, D.A., Lindsey, D.F., Wood, S.A., and Gomer, R.H. Mutagenesis and gene identification in Dictyostelium by shotgun antisense. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 93, 5003-5007 (1996).
  15. Brock, D.A., Buczynski, F., Spann, T.P., Wood, S.A., Cardelli, J., and Gomer, R.H. A Dictyostelium mutant with defective aggregate size determination. Development 122, 2569-2578 (1996).
  16. Van Haastert, P.J.M., Bishop, J.D., and Gomer, R.H. The cell density factor CMF regulates the chemoattractant receptor cAR1 in Dictyostelium. J. Cell Biol. 134, 1543-1549 (1996).
  17. Wood, S.A., Ammann, R.R., Brock, D.A., Li, L., Spann, T.P., Gomer, R.H. RtoA links initial cell type choice to the cell cycle in Dictyostelium. Development 122, 3677-3685 (1996).