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Jonathan L. Tilly, PhD


  • Park ES, Woods DC, Tilly JL.Bone morphogenetic protein 4 promotes mammalian oogonial stem cell differentiation via Smad1/5/8 signaling.Fertil Steril. 2013 Nov;100(5):1468-75.
  • Nehra D, Le HD, Fallon EM, Carlson SJ, Woods D, White YA, Pan AH, Guo L, Rodig SJ, Tilly JL, Rueda BR, Puder M.Prolonging the female reproductive lifespan and improving egg quality with dietary omega-3 fatty acids.Aging Cell. 2012 Sep 15.
  • Woods DC, Telfer EE, Tilly JL.Oocyte family trees: old branches or new stems?.PLoS Genet. 2012 Jul;8(7):e1002848.
  • Zelinski MB, Murphy MK, Lawson MS, Jurisicova A, Pau KY, Toscano NP, Jacob DS, Fanton JK, Casper RF, Dertinger SD, Tilly JL.In vivo delivery of FTY720 prevents radiation-induced ovarian failure and infertility in adult female nonhuman primates.Fertil Steril. 2011 Mar 15;95(4):1440-1445.e7.
  • Wang N, Guo L, Rueda BR, Tilly JL.Cables1 protects p63 from proteasomal degradation to ensure deletion of cells after genotoxic stress.EMBO Rep. 2010 Aug;11(8):633-9.
  • Rueda BR, Tilly JL, Schorge JO.Surgical debulking before or after chemotherapy: stemming the tide on ovarian cancer recurrence.Onkologie. 2010;33(6):286-7.
  • Gong SP, Lee ST, Lee EJ, Kim DY, Lee G, Chi SG, Ryu BK, Lee CH, Yum KE, Lee HJ, Han JY, Tilly JL, Lim JM.Embryonic stem cell-like cells established by culture of adult ovarian cells in mice.Fertil Steril. 2010 May 15;93(8):2594-601, 2601.e1-9.
  • Blagosklonny MV, Campisi J, Sinclair DA, Bartke A, Blasco MA, Bonner WM, Bohr VA, Brosh RM, Brunet A, Depinho RA, Donehower LA, Finch CE, Finkel T, Gorospe M, Gudkov AV, Hall MN, Hekimi S, Helfand SL, Karlseder J, Kenyon C, Kroemer G, Longo V, Nussenzweig A, Osiewacz HD, Peeper DS, Rando TA, Rudolph KL, Sassone-Corsi P, Serrano M, Sharpless NE, Skulachev VP, Tilly JL, Tower J, Verdin E, Vijg J.Impact papers on aging in 2009.Aging (Albany NY). 2010 Mar;2(3):111-21.
  • Niikura Y, Niikura T, Tilly JL.Aged mouse ovaries possess rare premeiotic germ cells that can generate oocytes following transplantation into a young host environment.Aging (Albany NY). 2009 Dec;1(12):971-8.
  • Wang N, Tilly JL.Epigenetic status determines germ cell meiotic commitment in embryonic and postnatal mammalian gonads.Cell Cycle. 2010 Jan 15;9(2):339-49.
  • Tilly JL, Telfer EE.Purification of germline stem cells from adult mammalian ovaries: a step closer towards control of the female biological clock?.Molecular Human Reproduction. 2009 Jul;15(7):393-8.
  • Pru JK,Kaneko-Tarui T,Jurisicova A,Kashiwagi A,Selesniemi K,Tilly JL.Induction of proapoptotic gene expression and recruitment of p53 herald ovarian follicle loss caused by polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.Reprod Sci. 2009 Apr;16(4):347-56.
  • Tilly JL,Rueda BR.Minireview: stem cell contribution to ovarian development, function, and disease.Endocrinology. 2008 Sep;149(9):4307-11. Review.
  • Selesniemi K,Lee HJ,Tilly JL.Moderate caloric restriction initiated in rodents during adulthood sustains function of the female reproductive axis into advanced chronological age.Aging Cell. 2008 Oct;7(5):622-9.
  • Lee HJ, Selesniemi K, Niikura Y, Niikura T, Klein R, Dombkowski DM, Tilly JL.Bone marrow transplantation generates immature oocytes and rescues long-term fertility in a preclinical mouse model of chemotherapy-induced premature ovarian failure.J Clin Oncol. 2007 Aug 1;25(22):3198-204.
  • Tilly JL, Johnson J.Recent arguments against germ cell renewal in the adult human ovary: is an absence of marker gene expression really acceptable evidence of an absence of oogenesis?.Cell Cycle. 2007 Apr;6(8):879-83.
  • Perez GI, Acton BM, Jurisicova A, Perkins GA, White A, Brown J, Trbovich AM, Kim MR, Fissore R, Xu J, Ahmady A, D'Estaing SG, Li H, Kagawa W, Kurumizaka H, Yokoyama S, Okada H, Mak TW, Ellisman MH, Casper RF, Tilly JL.Genetic variance modifies apoptosis susceptibility in mature oocytes via alterations in DNA repair capacity and mitochondrial ultrastructure.Cell Death Differ. 2007 Mar;14(3):524-33.
  • Johnson J, Canning J, Kaneko T, Pru JK, Tilly JL.Germline stem cells and follicular renewal in the postnatal mammalian ovary.Nature. 2004 Mar 11;428(6979):145-50.
  • Takai Y, Canning J, Perez GI, Pru JK, Schlezinger JJ, Sherr DH, Kolesnick RN, Yuan J, Flavell RA, Korsmeyer SJ, Tilly JL.Bax, caspase-2, and caspase-3 are required for ovarian follicle loss caused by 4-vinylcyclohexene diepoxide exposure of female mice in vivo.Endocrinology. 2003 Jan;144(1):69-74.
  • Morita Y, Maravei DV, Bergeron L, Wang S, Perez GI, Tsutsumi O, Taketani Y, Asano M, Horai R, Korsmeyer SJ, Iwakura Y, Yuan J, Tilly JL.Caspase-2 deficiency prevents programmed germ cell death resulting from cytokine insufficiency but not meiotic defects caused by loss of ataxia telangiectasia-mutated (Atm) gene function.Cell Death Differ. 2001 Jun;8(6):614-20.
  • Matikainen T, Perez GI, Jurisicova A, Pru JK, Schlezinger JJ, Ryu HY, Laine J, Sakai T, Korsmeyer SJ, Casper RF, Sherr DH, Tilly JL.Aromatic hydrocarbon receptor-driven Bax gene expression is required for premature ovarian failure caused by biohazardous environmental chemicals.Nat Genet. 2001 Aug;28(4):355-60.
  • Morita Y, Perez GI, Maravei DV, Tilly KI, Tilly JL.Targeted expression of Bcl-2 in mouse oocytes inhibits ovarian follicle atresia and prevents spontaneous and chemotherapy-induced oocyte apoptosis in vitro.Mol Endocrinol. 1999 Jun;13(6):841-50.
  • Morita Y, Tilly JL.Segregation of retinoic acid effects on fetal ovarian germ cell mitosis versus apoptosis by requirement for new macromolecular synthesis.Endocrinology. 1999 Jun;140(6):2696-703.
  • Robles R, Tao XJ, Trbovich AM, Maravel DV, Nahum R, Perez GI, Tilly KI, Tilly JL.Localization, regulation and possible consequences of apoptotic protease-activating factor-1 (Apaf-1) expression in granulosa cells of the mouse ovary.Endocrinology. 1999 Jun;140(6):2641-4.
  • Perez GI, Tao XJ, Tilly JL.Fragmentation and death (a.k.a. apoptosis) of ovulated oocytes.Mol Hum Reprod. 1999 May;5(5):414-20.
  • Kugu K, Ratts VS, Piquette GN, Tilly KI, Tao XJ, Martimbeau S, Aberdeen GW, Krajewski S, Reed JC, Pepe GJ, Albrecht ED, Tilly JL.Analysis of apoptosis and expression of bcl-2 gene family members in the human and baboon ovary.Cell Death Differ. 1998 Jan;5(1):67-76.
  • Trbovich AM, Hughes FM, Perez GI, Kugu K, Tilly KI, Cidlowski JA, Tilly JL.High and low molecular weight DNA cleavage in ovarian granulosa cells: characterization and protease modulation in intact cells and in cell-free nuclear autodigestion assays.Cell Death Differ. 1998 Jan;5(1):38-49.
  • Perez GI, Robles R, Knudson CM, Flaws JA, Korsmeyer SJ, Tilly JL.Prolongation of ovarian lifespan into advanced chronological age by Bax-deficiency.Nat Genet. 1999 Feb;21(2):200-3.
  • Morita Y, Manganaro TF, Tao XJ, Martimbeau S, Donahoe PK, Tilly JL.Requirement for phosphatidylinositol-3'-kinase in cytokine-mediated germ cell survival during fetal oogenesis in the mouse.Endocrinology. 1999 Feb;140(2):941-9.
  • Bergeron L, Perez GI, Macdonald G, Shi L, Sun Y, Jurisicova A, Varmuza S, Latham KE, Flaws JA, Salter JC, Hara H, Moskowitz MA, Li E, Greenberg A, Tilly JL, Yuan J.Defects in regulation of apoptosis in caspase-2-deficient mice.Genes Dev. 1998 May 1;12(9):1304-14.
  • Perez GI, Tilly JL.Cumulus cells are required for the increased apoptotic potential in oocytes of aged mice.Hum Reprod. 1997 Dec;12(12):2781-3.
  • Perez GI, Knudson CM, Leykin L, Korsmeyer SJ, Tilly JL.Apoptosis-associated signaling pathways are required for chemotherapy-mediated female germ cell destruction.Nat Med. 1997 Nov;3(11):1228-32.
  • Tilly JL.Apoptosis and the ovary: a fashionable trend or food for thought?.Fertil Steril. 1997 Feb;67(2):226-8.