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Identification of protein aggregates in the aging vertebrate brainwith prion-like and phase-separation properties

Harel I, Chen YR, Ziv I, Singh PP, Heinzer D, Navarro Negredo P, Goshtchevsky U, Wang W, Astre G, Moses E, McKay A, Machado BE, Hebestreit K, Yin S, Sánchez Alvarado A, Jarosz DF, Brunet A. Cell Rep. 2024:112787 doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2023.112787.

A PAK family kinase and the Hippo/Yorkie pathway modulate WNT signaling to functionally integrate body axes during regeneration

Doddihal V, Mann FG, Jr., Ross EJ, McKinney MC, Guerrero-Hernandez C, Brewster CE, McKinney SA, Sanchez Alvarado A. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2024;121:e2321919121.

Pluripotency retention and exogenous mRNA introduction in planarian stem cells in culture

Lei K, Zhang W, Chen J, McKinney SA, Ross EJ, Lee HC, Sánchez Alvarado A. iScience. 2023;26:106001.

Molecular characterization of a flatworm Girardia isolate from Guanajuato, Mexico

Duncan EM, Nowotarski SH, Guerrero-Hernandez C, Ross EJ, D'Orazio JA, Clubes de Ciencia Mexico Workshop for Developmental B. [published ahead of print June 17 2022]. Dev Biol 2022.

Island-specific evolution of a sex-primedautosome in a sexual planarian

Guo L, Bloom JS, Dols-Serrate D, Boocock J, Ben-David E, Schubert OT, Kozuma K, Ho K, Warda E, Chui C, Wei Y, Leighton D, Lemus Vergara T, Riutort M, Sánchez Alvarado A, Kruglyak L. [published ahead of print June 1 2022]. Nature. 2022;606:329-334.

Enhanced lipogenesis through Ppary helps cavefish adapt to food scarcity

Xiong S, Wang W, Kenzior A, Olsen L, Krishnan J, Persons J, Medley K, Peuss R, Wang Y, Chen S, Zhang N, Thomas N, Miles JM, Sánchez Alvarado A, Rohner N. [published ahead of print April 8 2022].Curr Biol. 2022.

Hox genes regulate asexual reproductive behavior and tissue segmentation in adult animals

Arnold CP, Lozano AM, Mann FG, Jr., Nowotarski SH, Haug JO, Lange JJ, Seidel CW, Sánchez Alvarado A. Nat Commun. 2021;12:6706. doi: 6710.1038/s41467-41021-26986-41462.

Planarian Ovary Dissection for Ultrastructural Analysis and Antibody Staining

Guo F, McClain M, Zhao X, Yi K, Parmely T, Unruh J, Slaughter B, Kruglyak L, Guo L, Sánchez Alvarado A. J Vis Exp. 2021:e62713. doi:62710.63791/62713.

Identification of rare, transient post-mitotic cell states that are induced by injury and required for whole-body regeneration in Schmidtea mediterranea

Benham-Pyle BW, Brewster CE, Kent AM, Mann FG, Jr., Chen S, Scott AR, Box AC, Sánchez Alvarado A. Nat Cell Biol. 2021;23:939-952.

Decellularization enables functional analysis of ECM remodeling in planarian regeneration

Sonpho E, Mann FG, Jr., Levy M, Ross EJ, Guerrero-Hernandez C, Florens L, Saraf A, Doddihal V, Ounjai P, Sánchez Alvarado A. Mol Cell Proteomics. 2021:100137.  doi: 100110.101016/j.mcpro.102021.100137.

The Planarian Anatomy Ontology: A resource to connect data within and across experimental platforms

Nowotarski SH, Davies EL, Robb SMC, Ross EJ, Matentzoglu N, Doddihal V, Mir M, McClain M, Sánchez Alvarado A. Development. 2021;148:dev196097. doi: 196010.191242/dev.196097.

Image3C, a multimodal image-based and label independent integrative method for single-cell analysis

Accorsi A, Box AC, Peuss R, Wood C, Sanchez Alvarado A, Rohner N. eLife. 2021;10. doi: 10.7554/eLife.65372.

Canonical and early lineage-specific stem cell types identified in planarian SirNeoblasts

Niu K, Xu H, Xiong YZ, Zhao Y, Gao C, Seidel CW, Pan X, Ying Y, Lei K. Cell Regen. 2021;10:15.

Changes in regeneration-responsive enhancers shape regenerative capacities in vertebrates

Wang W, Hu CK, Zeng A, Alegre D, Hu D, Gotting K, Ortega Granillo A, Wang Y, Robb S, Schnittker R, Zhang S, Alegre D, Li H, Ross E, Zhang N, Brunet A, Sanchez Alvarado A. Science. 2020;369: eaaz3090. doi: 10.1126/science.aaz3090.

CRISPR-Cas13d Induces Efficient mRNA Knockdown in Animal Embryos

Kushawah G, Hernandez-Huertas L, Abugattas-Nunez Del Prado J, Martinez-Morales JR, DeVore ML, Hassan H, Moreno-Sanchez I, Tomas-Gallardo L, Diaz-Moscoso A, Monges DE, Guelfo JR, Theune WC, Brannan EO, Wang W, Corbin TJ, Moran AM, Sanchez Alvarado A, Malaga-Trillo E, Takacs CM, Bazzini AA, Moreno-Mateos MA.  Dev Cell. 2020;54:805-817 e807.

Vertebrate diapause preserves organisms long term through Polycomb complex members

Hu CK, Wang W, Brind'Amour J, Singh PP, Reeves GA, Lorincz MC, Sánchez Alvarado A, Brunet A. Science. 2020;367:870-874.

Dramatically diverse Schizosaccharomyces pombe wtf meiotic drivers all display high gamete-killing efficiency

Bravo Nunez MA, Sabbarini IM, Eickbush MT, Liang Y, Lange JJ, Kent AM, Zanders SE. PLoS Genet. 2020;16:e1008350. doi: 1008310.1001371/journal.pgen.1008350.

Efficient depletion of ribosomal RNA for RNA sequencing in planarians.

Kim IV, Ross EJ, Dietrich S, Doring K, Sánchez Alvarado A, Kuhn CD. BMC Genomics. 2019;20:909. doi: 10.1186/s12864-019-6292-y.

Planarians recruit piRNAs for mRNA turnover in adult stem cells​

Kim IV, Duncan EM, Ross EJ, Gorbovytska V, Nowotarski SH, Elliott SA, Sánchez Alvarado A, Kuhn CD. Genes Dev. 2019;33:1575-1590.

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Serial block-face scanning electron microscopy of Schmidtea mediterranea.

McClain ML, Nowotarski SH. Methods Cell Biol. 2023;177:213-240.

Schmidtea happens:Re-establishing the planarian as a model for studying the mechanisms of regeneration

Newmark PA, Sánchez Alvarado A. Curr Top Dev Biol. 2022;147:307-344.

The Diverse Manifestations of Regeneration and Why We Need to Study Them

Sasidharan V, Sánchez Alvarado A. Cold Spring Harb Perspect Biol. 2021:a040931. doi: 040910.041101/cshperspect.a040931.

Unceasingly searching for answers - an interview with Claudio Stern

Sánchez-Alvarado A. Int J Dev Biol. 2021;65:131-136.

Regulation of Genomic Output and (Pluri)potency in Regeneration

Duncan EM, Sánchez Alvarado A. Annu Rev Genet. 2019;53:16.1–16.20.

Planarians and the History of Animal Regeneration: Paradigm Shifts and Key Concepts in Biology

Elliott SA, Sánchez Alvarado A. Methods Mol Biol.2018;1774:207-239.

Planarian High Molecular Weight DNA Isolation by Spooling

Zhang S, Sánchez Alvarado A. Methods Mol Biol.2018;1774:277-284.

Whole-Mount BrdU Staining with Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization in Planarians

Cheng LC, Sánchez Alvarado A. Methods Mol Biol.2018;1774:423-434.

Systemic RNA Interference in Planarians by Feeding of dsRNA Containing Bacteria.

Adler CE, Sánchez Alvarado A. Methods Mol Biol.2018;1774:445-454.

Culturing planarians in the laboratory

Merryman MS, Sánchez Alvarado A, Jenkin JC. Methods Mol Biol: Meiosis.2018;1774:241-258.

To solve old problems, study new research organisms.

Sánchez Alvarado A. Dev Biol.2018;433:111-114.

Types or States? Cellular Dynamics and Regenerative Potential.

Adler CE, Sanchez Alvarado A. Trends Cell Biol. 2015:25:687-96

SmedGD 2.0: The Schmidtea mediterranea genome database.

Robb SM, Gotting K, Ross E, Sanchez Alvarado A. Genesis. 2015;53:535-546.

Unravelling a can of worms.

Sanchez Alvarado A. eLife. 2015;4 e07431. doi: 07410.07554/eLife.07431.

Rethinking Differentiation: Stem Cells, Regeneration, and Plasticity.

Sanchez Alvarado A, Yamanaka S. Cell. 2014;157:110-119.

Learning about loss.

Sanchez Alvarado A. eLife. 2013;2:e00533. doi: 10.7554/eLife.00533.

On the trail of a tropical disease.

Sanchez Alvarado A. eLife. 2013;2:e01115. doi: 10.7554/eLife.01115.

The history and enduring contributions of planarians to the study of animal regeneration.

Elliott SA, Sanchez Alvarado A. Wiley Interdiscip Rev Dev Biol. 2013;2:301-326.

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