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Katia Del Rio-Tsonis

Education

Ph.D. in Biotechnology, Institute of Biotechnology, University of Mexico, Cuernavaca Morelos, Mexico, 1996

Current position

Professor of Biology, Miami University, Oxford, OH

Publications (since 2005)

  1. Zhu, J., Luz-Madrigal, A., Haynes, T., Zavada, J., Burke, A. K. and Del Rio-Tsonis, K. (2014). beta-Catenin inactivation is a pre-requisite for chick retina regeneration. PLoS One 9(7): e101748.
  2. Luz-Madrigal, A., Grajales-Esquivel, E., McCorkle, A., DiLorenzo, A. M., Barbosa-Sabanero, K., Tsonis, P. A. and Del Rio-Tsonis, K. (2014). Reprogramming of the chick retinal pigmented epithelium after retinal injury. BMC Biol 12: 28.
  3. Sharma, V., Nayak, J., DeRossi, C., Charbono, A., Ichikawa, M., Ng, B. G., Grajales-Esquivel, E., Srivastava, A., Wang, L., He, P., Scott, D. A., Russell, J., Contreras, E., Guess, C. M., Krajewski, S., Del Rio-Tsonis, K. and Freeze, H. H. (2014). Mannose supplements induce embryonic lethality and blindness in phosphomannose isomerase hypomorphic mice. FASEB J 28(4): 1854-1869.
  4. Haynes, T., Luz-Madrigal, A., Reis, E. S., Echeverri Ruiz, N. P., Grajales-Esquivel, E., Tzekou, A., Tsonis, P. A., Lambris, J. D. and Del Rio-Tsonis, K. (2013). Complement anaphylatoxin C3a is a potent inducer of embryonic chick retina regeneration. Nat Commun 4: 2312.
  5. Suetsugu-Maki, R., Maki, N., Nakamura, K., Sumanas, S., Zhu, J., Del Rio-Tsonis, K. and Tsonis, P. A. (2012). Lens regeneration in axolotl: new evidence of developmental plasticity. BMC Biol 10: 103.
  6. Barbosa-Sabanero, K., Hoffmann, A., Judge, C., Lightcap, N., Tsonis, P. A. and Del Rio-Tsonis, K. (2012). Lens and retina regeneration: new perspectives from model organisms. Biochem J 447(3): 321-334.
  7. Hoffmann, A., Huang, Y., Suetsugu-Maki, R., Ringelberg, C. S., Tomlinson, C. R., Del Rio-Tsonis, K. and Tsonis, P. A. (2012). Implication of the miR-184 and miR-204 competitive RNA network in control of mouse secondary cataract. Mol Med 18: 528-538.
  8. Yoshikawa, T., Mizuno, A., Yasumuro, H., Inami, W., Vergara, M. N., Del Rio-Tsonis, K. and Chiba, C. (2012). MEK-ERK and heparin-susceptible signaling pathways are involved in cell-cycle entry of the wound edge retinal pigment epithelium cells in the adult newt. Pigment Cell Melanoma Res 25(1): 66-82.
  9. Tsonis, P. A., Haynes, T., Maki, N., Nakamura, K., Casco-Robles, M. M., Yamada, S., Miura, T., Chiba, C. and Del Rio-Tsonis, K. (2011). Controlling gene loss of function in newts with emphasis on lens regeneration. Nat Protoc 6(5): 593-599.
  10. Casco-Robles, M. M., Yamada, S., Miura, T., Nakamura, K., Haynes, T., Maki, N., Del Rio-Tsonis, K., Tsonis, P. A. and Chiba, C. (2011). Expressing exogenous genes in newts by transgenesis. Nat Protoc 6(5): 600-608.
  11. Maki, N., Suetsugu-Maki, R., Sano, S., Nakamura, K., Nishimura, O., Tarui, H., Del Rio-Tsonis, K., Ohsumi, K., Agata, K. and Tsonis, P. A. (2010). Oocyte-type linker histone B4 is required for transdifferentiation of somatic cells in vivo. FASEB J 24(9): 3462-3467.
  12. Vergara, M. N. and Del Rio-Tsonis, K. (2009). Retinal regeneration in the Xenopus laevis tadpole: a new model system. Mol Vis 15: 1000-1013.
  13. Maki, N., Suetsugu-Maki, R., Tarui, H., Agata, K., Del Rio-Tsonis, K. and Tsonis, P. A. (2009). Expression of stem cell pluripotency factors during regeneration in newts. Dev Dyn 238(6): 1613-1616.
  14. Vergara, M. N., Smiley, L. K.*, Del Rio-Tsonis, K. and Tsonis, P. A. (2009). The alpha1 isoform of the Na+/K+ ATPase is up-regulated in dedifferentiated progenitor cells that mediate lens and retina regeneration in adult newts. Exp Eye Res 88(2): 314-322.
  15. Roddy, M., Fox, T. P., McFadden, J. P., Nakamura, K., Del Rio-Tsonis, K. and Tsonis, P. A. (2008). A comparative proteomic analysis during urodele lens regeneration. Biochem Biophys Res Commun 377(1): 275-279.
  16. Haynes, T., Gutierrez, C., Aycinena, J. C., Tsonis, P. A. and Del Rio-Tsonis, K. (2007). BMP signaling mediates stem/progenitor cell-induced retina regeneration. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104(51): 20380-20385.
  17. Spence, J. R., Aycinena, J. C. and Del Rio-Tsonis, K. (2007). Fibroblast growth factor-hedgehog interdependence during retina regeneration. Dev Dyn 236(5): 1161-1174.
  18. Spence, J. R., Madhavan, M., Aycinena, J. C. and Del Rio-Tsonis, K. (2007). Retina regeneration in the chick embryo is not induced by spontaneous Mitf downregulation but requires FGF/FGFR/MEK/Erk dependent upregulation of Pax6. Mol Vis 13: 57-65.
  19. Makarev, E., Spence, J. R., Del Rio-Tsonis, K. and Tsonis, P. A. (2006). Identification of microRNAs and other small RNAs from the adult newt eye. Mol Vis 12: 1386-1391.
  20. Madhavan, M., Haynes, T. L., Frisch, N. C., Call, M. K., Minich, C. M.*, Tsonis, P. A. and Del Rio-Tsonis, K. (2006). The role of Pax-6 in lens regeneration. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103(40): 14848-14853.
  21. Grogg, M. W., Call, M. K., Okamoto, M., Vergara, M. N., Del Rio-Tsonis, K. and Tsonis, P. A. (2005). BMP inhibition-driven regulation of six-3 underlies induction of newt lens regeneration. Nature 438(7069): 858-862.
  22. Vergara, M. N., Arsenijevic, Y. and Del Rio-Tsonis, K. (2005). CNS regeneration: a morphogen's tale. J Neurobiol 64(4): 491-507.

Book chapters and electronic reviews

  1. Zanin, L., Tomasi, N. and Pinton, R. (2015). Measurement of net high-affinity urea uptake in maize plants. Bio-protocol 5(11): e1490.
  2. Zhu, J., Zhang E., and Del Rio-Tsonis, K. Eye Anatomy. ELS Encyclopedia of Life Sciences / www.els.net. Nature Publishing Group ©2012 Macmillan. 2nd edition.
  3. Belecky-Adams, T, Haynes, T, Wilson, J and Del Rio-Tsonis, K. The Chick as a model for retina development and regeneration. In Animal Models for Eye Research, Panagiotis A. Tsonis editor. Elsevier Publisher, 2008.
  4. Spence, JR, Gutierrez, C and Del Rio-Tsonis, K. Retina Regeneration in the embryonic Chick. In Strategies for Retinal Tissue Repair and Regeneration in Vertebrates: from Fish to Human, Chikafumi Chiba editor. Research Signpost Publisher, 2008.
  5. Tsonis P.A and Del Rio-Tsonis, K. To Regeneration…with Complements. In Current Topics in Complement, John Lambris editor. Springer Press, 2006 pp.63-70.
  6. Del Rio-Tsonis, K and Eguchi, G. Lens regeneration. In Development of the ocular lens, Frank J. Lovicu, and Michael L. Robinson, editors. Cambridge University Press, 2004 pp. 290-311.
  7. Thomas Litzinger and Katia Del Rio-Tsonis. Eye Anatomy. ELS Encyclopedia of Life Sciences/www.els.net. Nature Publishing Group ©2001 Macmillan Publishers Ltd. Reg.No.785998.
Protocols by Katia Del Rio-Tsonis
  1. Electroporation of Embryonic Chick Eyes