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Marino Di Franco

Title(s)Adjunct Professor, Physiology
SchoolMedicine
Phone3102068160
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    Optogenetic control of skeletal muscle excitability
    NIH/NIAMS R21AR067422Sep 23, 2014 - Aug 31, 2016
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. DiFranco M, Quinonez M, Dziedzic RM, Spokoyny AM, Cannon SC. A highly-selective chloride microelectrode based on a mercuracarborand anion carrier. Sci Rep. 2019 Dec 11; 9(1):18860. PMID: 31827130.
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    2. Heiny JA, Cannon SC, DiFranco M. A four-electrode method to study dynamics of ion activity and transport in skeletal muscle fibers. J Gen Physiol. 2019 Sep 02; 151(9):1146-1155. PMID: 31320390.
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    3. Mi W, Wu F, Quinonez M, DiFranco M, Cannon SC. Recovery from acidosis is a robust trigger for loss of force in murine hypokalemic periodic paralysis. J Gen Physiol. 2019 04 01; 151(4):555-566. PMID: 30733232.
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    4. Wu F, Quinonez M, DiFranco M, Cannon SC. Stac3 enhances expression of human CaV1.1 in Xenopus oocytes and reveals gating pore currents in HypoPP mutant channels. J Gen Physiol. 2018 03 05; 150(3):475-489. PMID: 29386226.
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    5. Peter AK, Miller G, Capote J, DiFranco M, Solares-Pérez A, Wang EL, Heighway J, Coral-Vázquez RM, Vergara J, Crosbie-Watson RH. Nanospan, an alternatively spliced isoform of sarcospan, localizes to the sarcoplasmic reticulum in skeletal muscle and is absent in limb girdle muscular dystrophy 2F. Skelet Muscle. 2017 06 06; 7(1):11. PMID: 28587652.
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    6. DiFranco M, Kramerova I, Vergara JL, Spencer MJ. Attenuated Ca(2+) release in a mouse model of limb girdle muscular dystrophy 2A. Skelet Muscle. 2016; 6:11. PMID: 26913171.
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    7. DiFranco M, Hakimjavadi H, Lingrel JB, Heiny JA. Na,K-ATPase a2 activity in mammalian skeletal muscle T-tubules is acutely stimulated by extracellular K+. J Gen Physiol. 2015 Oct; 146(4):281-94. PMID: 26371210.
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    8. Choi J, Personius KE, DiFranco M, Dansithong W, Yu C, Srivastava S, Dixon DM, Bhatt DB, Comai L, Vergara JL, Reddy S. Muscleblind-Like 1 and Muscleblind-Like 3 Depletion Synergistically Enhances Myotonia by Altering Clc-1 RNA Translation. EBioMedicine. 2015 Sep; 2(9):1034-47. PMID: 26501102.
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    9. DiFranco M, Yu C, Quiñonez M, Vergara JL. Inward rectifier potassium currents in mammalian skeletal muscle fibres. J Physiol. 2015 Mar 01; 593(5):1213-38. PMID: 25545278.
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    10. DiFranco M, Quiñonez M, Shieh P, Fonarow GC, Cruz D, Deng MC, Vergara JL, Middlekauff HR. Action potential-evoked calcium release is impaired in single skeletal muscle fibers from heart failure patients. PLoS One. 2014; 9(10):e109309. PMID: 25310188.
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    11. DiFranco M, Yu C, Quiñonez M, Vergara JL. Age-dependent chloride channel expression in skeletal muscle fibres of normal and HSA(LR) myotonic mice. J Physiol. 2013 Mar 01; 591(5):1347-71. PMID: 23247112.
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    12. DiFranco M, Quinonez M, Vergara JL. The delayed rectifier potassium conductance in the sarcolemma and the transverse tubular system membranes of mammalian skeletal muscle fibers. J Gen Physiol. 2012 Aug; 140(2):109-37. PMID: 22851675.
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    13. DiFranco M, Vergara JL. The Na conductance in the sarcolemma and the transverse tubular system membranes of mammalian skeletal muscle fibers. J Gen Physiol. 2011 Oct; 138(4):393-419. PMID: 21948948.
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    14. Ermolova N, Kudryashova E, DiFranco M, Vergara J, Kramerova I, Spencer MJ. Pathogenity of some limb girdle muscular dystrophy mutations can result from reduced anchorage to myofibrils and altered stability of calpain 3. Hum Mol Genet. 2011 Sep 01; 20(17):3331-45. PMID: 21624972.
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    15. DiFranco M, Tran P, Quiñonez M, Vergara JL. Functional expression of transgenic 1sDHPR channels in adult mammalian skeletal muscle fibres. J Physiol. 2011 Mar 15; 589(Pt 6):1421-42. PMID: 21262876.
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    16. DiFranco M, Herrera A, Vergara JL. Chloride currents from the transverse tubular system in adult mammalian skeletal muscle fibers. J Gen Physiol. 2011 Jan; 137(1):21-41. PMID: 21149546.
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    17. Capote J, DiFranco M, Vergara JL. Excitation-contraction coupling alterations in mdx and utrophin/dystrophin double knockout mice: a comparative study. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2010 May; 298(5):C1077-86. PMID: 20130206.
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    18. Quiñonez M, González F, Morgado-Valle C, DiFranco M. Effects of membrane depolarization and changes in extracellular [K(+)] on the Ca (2+) transients of fast skeletal muscle fibers. Implications for muscle fatigue. J Muscle Res Cell Motil. 2010 Jul; 31(1):13-33. PMID: 20049631.
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    19. DiFranco M, Quinonez M, Capote J, Vergara J. DNA transfection of mammalian skeletal muscles using in vivo electroporation. J Vis Exp. 2009 Oct 19; (32). PMID: 19841615.
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    20. DiFranco M, Woods CE, Capote J, Vergara JL. Dystrophic skeletal muscle fibers display alterations at the level of calcium microdomains. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008 Sep 23; 105(38):14698-703. PMID: 18787128.
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    21. Morgado-Valle C, Beltran-Parrazal L, DiFranco M, Vergara JL, Feldman JL. Somatic Ca2+ transients do not contribute to inspiratory drive in preBötzinger Complex neurons. J Physiol. 2008 Sep 15; 586(18):4531-40. PMID: 18635649.
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    22. DiFranco M, Capote J, Quiñonez M, Vergara JL. Voltage-dependent dynamic FRET signals from the transverse tubules in mammalian skeletal muscle fibers. J Gen Physiol. 2007 Dec; 130(6):581-600. PMID: 18040060.
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    23. Vergara JL, Difranco M. Modulation by caffeine of calcium-release microdomains in frog skeletal muscle fibers. Biol Res. 2006; 39(3):567-81. PMID: 17106587.
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    24. Gómez J, Neco P, DiFranco M, Vergara JL. Calcium release domains in mammalian skeletal muscle studied with two-photon imaging and spot detection techniques. J Gen Physiol. 2006 Jun; 127(6):623-37. PMID: 16735751.
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    25. DiFranco M, Neco P, Capote J, Meera P, Vergara JL. Quantitative evaluation of mammalian skeletal muscle as a heterologous protein expression system. Protein Expr Purif. 2006 May; 47(1):281-8. PMID: 16325422.
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    26. DiFranco M, Capote J, Vergara JL. Optical imaging and functional characterization of the transverse tubular system of mammalian muscle fibers using the potentiometric indicator di-8-ANEPPS. J Membr Biol. 2005 Nov; 208(2):141-53. PMID: 16645743.
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    27. Woods CE, Novo D, DiFranco M, Capote J, Vergara JL. Propagation in the transverse tubular system and voltage dependence of calcium release in normal and mdx mouse muscle fibres. J Physiol. 2005 Nov 01; 568(Pt 3):867-80. PMID: 16123111.
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    28. Woods CE, Novo D, DiFranco M, Vergara JL. The action potential-evoked sarcoplasmic reticulum calcium release is impaired in mdx mouse muscle fibres. J Physiol. 2004 May 15; 557(Pt 1):59-75. PMID: 15004213.
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    29. Novo D, DiFranco M, Vergara JL. Comparison between the predictions of diffusion-reaction models and localized Ca2+ transients in amphibian skeletal muscle fibers. Biophys J. 2003 Aug; 85(2):1080-97. PMID: 12885654.
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    30. DiFranco M, Novo D, Vergara JL. Characterization of the calcium release domains during excitation-contraction coupling in skeletal muscle fibres. Pflugers Arch. 2002 Feb; 443(4):508-19. PMID: 11907817.
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    31. Kim AM, DiFranco M, Vergara JL. A gap isolation method to investigate electrical and mechanical properties of fully contracting skeletal muscle fibers. Biophys J. 1996 Aug; 71(2):924-31. PMID: 8842232.
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    32. Vergara J, DiFranco M. Imaging of calcium transients during excitation-contraction coupling in skeletal muscle fibers. Adv Exp Med Biol. 1992; 311:227-36. PMID: 1529756.
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    33. Vergara J, DiFranco M, Compagnon D, Suarez-Isla BA. Imaging of calcium transients in skeletal muscle fibers. Biophys J. 1991 Jan; 59(1):12-24. PMID: 2015378.
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