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Roberto J Pezza

TitleAssistant Member
InstitutionOklahoma Medical Research Foundation
DepartmentCell Cycle and Cancer Biology Research
Address825 N.E. 13th Street
Oklahoma City OK 73104
Phone405/271-6467
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    R01GM125803     (PEZZA, ROBERTO JOSE)Jul 5, 2018 - Jun 30, 2022
    NIH
    Epigenetic control of meiotic recombination in mammals.
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R21HD103562     (PEZZA, ROBERTO JOSE)Apr 12, 2021 - Mar 31, 2023
    NIH
    Development of a lacO/lacI based flourescence reporter-operator system to study chromosome dynamics in mice
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Lee CY, Bisig CG, Conrad MM, Ditamo Y, Previato de Almeida L, Dresser ME, Pezza RJ. Extranuclear Structural Components that Mediate Dynamic Chromosome Movements in Yeast Meiosis. Curr Biol. 2020 04 06; 30(7):1207-1216.e4. PMID: 32059771.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    
    2. Lee CY, Bisig CG, Conrad MN, Ditamo Y, Previato de Almeida L, Dresser ME, Pezza RJ. Telomere-led meiotic chromosome movements: recent update in structure and function. Nucleus. 2020 01 01; 11(9):111-116. PMID: 32412326.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    3. Eyster C, Chuong HH, Lee CY, Pezza RJ, Dawson D. The pericentromeric heterochromatin of homologous chromosomes remains associated after centromere pairing dissolves in mouse spermatocyte meiosis. Chromosoma. 2019 09; 128(3):355-367. PMID: 31165256.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    4. Previato de Almeida L, Evatt JM, Chuong HH, Kurdzo EL, Eyster CA, Gladstone MN, Gómez-H L, Llano E, Meyer R, Pendas AM, Pezza RJ, Dawson DS. Shugoshin protects centromere pairing and promotes segregation of nonexchange partner chromosomes in meiosis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2019 05 07; 116(19):9417-9422. PMID: 31019073.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    5. Guiraldelli MF, Felberg A, Almeida LP, Parikh A, de Castro RO, Pezza RJ. SHOC1 is a ERCC4-(HhH)2-like protein, integral to the formation of crossover recombination intermediates during mammalian meiosis. PLoS Genet. 2018 05; 14(5):e1007381. PMID: 29742103.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    6. de Castro RO, Previato L, Goitea V, Felberg A, Guiraldelli MF, Filiberti A, Pezza RJ. The chromatin-remodeling subunit Baf200 promotes homology-directed DNA repair and regulates distinct chromatin-remodeling complexes. J Biol Chem. 2017 05 19; 292(20):8459-8471. PMID: 28381560.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    7. Rao HB, Qiao H, Bhatt SK, Bailey LR, Tran HD, Bourne SL, Qiu W, Deshpande A, Sharma AN, Beebout CJ, Pezza RJ, Hunter N. A SUMO-ubiquitin relay recruits proteasomes to chromosome axes to regulate meiotic recombination. Science. 2017 01 27; 355(6323):403-407. PMID: 28059716.
      Citations: 39     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    8. Jordan PW, Eyster C, Chen J, Pezza RJ, Rankin S. Sororin is enriched at the central region of synapsed meiotic chromosomes. Chromosome Res. 2017 06; 25(2):115-128. PMID: 28050734.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    9. Borgogno MV, Monti MR, Zhao W, Sung P, Argaraña CE, Pezza RJ. Tolerance of DNA Mismatches in Dmc1 Recombinase-mediated DNA Strand Exchange. J Biol Chem. 2016 Mar 04; 291(10):4928-38. PMID: 26709229.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    10. Sansam CL, Pezza RJ. Connecting by breaking and repairing: mechanisms of DNA strand exchange in meiotic recombination. FEBS J. 2015 Jul; 282(13):2444-57. PMID: 25953379.
      Citations: 24     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    11. Pezza RJ. Mechanisms of chromosome segregation in meiosis--new views on the old problem of aneuploidy. FEBS J. 2015 Jul; 282(13):2424-5. PMID: 25959513.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    12. Lee CY, Horn HF, Stewart CL, Burke B, Bolcun-Filas E, Schimenti JC, Dresser ME, Pezza RJ. Mechanism and regulation of rapid telomere prophase movements in mouse meiotic chromosomes. Cell Rep. 2015 Apr 28; 11(4):551-63. PMID: 25892231.
      Citations: 24     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    13. Bugreev DV, Huang F, Mazina OM, Pezza RJ, Voloshin ON, Camerini-Otero RD, Mazin AV. HOP2-MND1 modulates RAD51 binding to nucleotides and DNA. Nat Commun. 2014 Jun 19; 5:4198. PMID: 24943459.
      Citations: 22     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    14. Moktan H, Guiraldelli MF, Eyster CA, Zhao W, Lee CY, Mather T, Camerini-Otero RD, Sung P, Zhou DH, Pezza RJ. Solution structure and DNA-binding properties of the winged helix domain of the meiotic recombination HOP2 protein. J Biol Chem. 2014 May 23; 289(21):14682-91. PMID: 24711446.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    15. Pezza RJ, Voloshin ON, Volodin AA, Boateng KA, Bellani MA, Mazin AV, Camerini-Otero RD. The dual role of HOP2 in mammalian meiotic homologous recombination. Nucleic Acids Res. 2014 Feb; 42(4):2346-57. PMID: 24304900.
      Citations: 19     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    16. Zhao W, Saro D, Hammel M, Kwon Y, Xu Y, Rambo RP, Williams GJ, Chi P, Lu L, Pezza RJ, Camerini-Otero RD, Tainer JA, Wang HW, Sung P. Mechanistic insights into the role of Hop2-Mnd1 in meiotic homologous DNA pairing. Nucleic Acids Res. 2014 Jan; 42(2):906-17. PMID: 24150939.
      Citations: 24     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    17. Obeso D, Pezza RJ, Dawson D. Couples, pairs, and clusters: mechanisms and implications of centromere associations in meiosis. Chromosoma. 2014 Mar; 123(1-2):43-55. PMID: 24126501.
      Citations: 19     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    18. Guiraldelli MF, Eyster C, Pezza RJ. Genome instability and embryonic developmental defects in RMI1 deficient mice. DNA Repair (Amst). 2013 Oct; 12(10):835-43. PMID: 23900276.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    19. Guiraldelli MF, Eyster C, Wilkerson JL, Dresser ME, Pezza RJ. Mouse HFM1/Mer3 is required for crossover formation and complete synapsis of homologous chromosomes during meiosis. PLoS Genet. 2013 Mar; 9(3):e1003383. PMID: 23555294.
      Citations: 24     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    20. Bisig CG, Guiraldelli MF, Kouznetsova A, Scherthan H, Höög C, Dawson DS, Pezza RJ. Synaptonemal complex components persist at centromeres and are required for homologous centromere pairing in mouse spermatocytes. PLoS Genet. 2012 Jun; 8(6):e1002701. PMID: 22761579.
      Citations: 51     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    21. Bugreev DV, Pezza RJ, Mazina OM, Voloshin ON, Camerini-Otero RD, Mazin AV. The resistance of DMC1 D-loops to dissociation may account for the DMC1 requirement in meiosis. Nat Struct Mol Biol. 2011 Jan; 18(1):56-60. PMID: 21151113.
      Citations: 23     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    22. Pezza RJ, Camerini-Otero RD, Bianco PR. Hop2-Mnd1 condenses DNA to stimulate the synapsis phase of DNA strand exchange. Biophys J. 2010 Dec 01; 99(11):3763-72. PMID: 21112301.
      Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    23. Pezza RJ, Voloshin ON, Vanevski F, Camerini-Otero RD. Hop2/Mnd1 acts on two critical steps in Dmc1-promoted homologous pairing. Genes Dev. 2007 Jul 15; 21(14):1758-66. PMID: 17639081.
      Citations: 58     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    24. Miguel V, Pezza RJ, Argaraña CE. The C-terminal region of Escherichia coli MutS and protein oligomerization. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2007 Aug 24; 360(2):412-7. PMID: 17599803.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    25. Bannister LA, Pezza RJ, Donaldson JR, de Rooij DG, Schimenti KJ, Camerini-Otero RD, Schimenti JC. A dominant, recombination-defective allele of Dmc1 causing male-specific sterility. PLoS Biol. 2007 May; 5(5):e105. PMID: 17425408.
      Citations: 36     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    26. Pezza RJ, Petukhova GV, Ghirlando R, Camerini-Otero RD. Molecular activities of meiosis-specific proteins Hop2, Mnd1, and the Hop2-Mnd1 complex. J Biol Chem. 2006 Jul 07; 281(27):18426-34. PMID: 16675459.
      Citations: 41     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    27. Petukhova GV, Pezza RJ, Vanevski F, Ploquin M, Masson JY, Camerini-Otero RD. The Hop2 and Mnd1 proteins act in concert with Rad51 and Dmc1 in meiotic recombination. Nat Struct Mol Biol. 2005 May; 12(5):449-53. PMID: 15834424.
      Citations: 73     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    28. Angaroni CJ, de Kremer RD, Argaraña CE, Paschini-Capra AE, Giner-Ayala AN, Pezza RJ, Pan CJ, Chou JY. Glycogen storage disease type Ia in Argentina: two novel glucose-6-phosphatase mutations affecting protein stability. Mol Genet Metab. 2004 Nov; 83(3):276-9. PMID: 15542400.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    29. Smania AM, Segura I, Pezza RJ, Becerra C, Albesa I, Argaraña CE. Emergence of phenotypic variants upon mismatch repair disruption in Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Microbiology (Reading). 2004 May; 150(Pt 5):1327-1338. PMID: 15133095.
      Citations:    
    30. Pezza RJ, Villarreal MA, Montich GG, Argaraña CE. Vanadate inhibits the ATPase activity and DNA binding capability of bacterial MutS. A structural model for the vanadate-MutS interaction at the Walker A motif. Nucleic Acids Res. 2002 Nov 01; 30(21):4700-8. PMID: 12409461.
      Citations: 25     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    31. Pezza RJ, Smania AM, Barra JL, Argaraña CE. Nucleotides and heteroduplex DNA preserve the active conformation of Pseudomonas aeruginosa MutS by preventing protein oligomerization. Biochem J. 2002 Jan 01; 361(Pt 1):87-95. PMID: 11742532.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
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