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    Patricia Calarco, PhD

    TitleProfessor Emerita
    SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
    DepartmentAnatomy
    Address513 Parnassus Avenue
    San Francisco CA 94117
    Phone415-476-2310
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      Calarco earned her PhD degree in cell biology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is currently professor and dean of the Graduate Division at UCSF. Her research is in early mammalian and stem cell development. She has significant experience on editorial boards, study sections for the National Science Foundation, Department of Energy and National Institutes of Health (NIH), and as chair of a Fulbright Committee. Honors include the UCSF Chancellor's Award for Public Service, NIH Career Development Award, fellow of the AAAS, chair, Women in Cell Biology (American Society for Cell Biology), American Council on Education Fellow and president of the Microscopy Society of America.


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      1. Liu M, Oh A, Calarco P, Yamada M, Coonrod SA, Talbot P. Peptidylarginine deiminase (PAD) is a mouse cortical granule protein that plays a role in preimplantation embryonic development. Reprod Biol Endocrinol. 2005; 3:42. PMID: 16137333; PMCID: PMC1215517.
      2. Calarco PG. The role of microfilaments in early meiotic maturation of mouse oocytes. Microsc Microanal. 2005 Apr; 11(2):146-53. PMID: 15817144.
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      3. Liu M, Sims D, Calarco P, Talbot P. Biochemical heterogeneity, migration, and pre-fertilization release of mouse oocyte cortical granules. Reprod Biol Endocrinol. 2003 Nov 7; 1:77. PMID: 14613547; PMCID: PMC305340.
      4. Hoodbhoy T, Dandekar P, Calarco P, Talbot P. p62/p56 are cortical granule proteins that contribute to formation of the cortical granule envelope and play a role in mammalian preimplantation development. Mol Reprod Dev. 2001 May; 59(1):78-89. PMID: 11335949.
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      5. Calarco PG. Centrosome precursors in the acentriolar mouse oocyte. Microsc Res Tech. 2000 Jun 1; 49(5):428-34. PMID: 10842369.
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      6. Almeida EA, Huovila AP, Sutherland AE, Stephens LE, Calarco PG, Shaw LM, Mercurio AM, Sonnenberg A, Primakoff P, Myles DG, White JM. Mouse egg integrin alpha 6 beta 1 functions as a sperm receptor. Cell. 1995 Jun 30; 81(7):1095-104. PMID: 7600577.
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      7. Calarco PG. Polarization of mitochondria in the unfertilized mouse oocyte. Dev Genet. 1995; 16(1):36-43. PMID: 7538924.
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      8. Sutherland AE, Calarco PG, Damsky CH. Developmental regulation of integrin expression at the time of implantation in the mouse embryo. Development. 1993 Dec; 119(4):1175-86. PMID: 8306881.
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      9. Whitmer KJ, Calarco PG. HIV-1 expression during early mammalian development. AIDS. 1992 Oct; 6(10):1133-8. PMID: 1466844.
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      10. Sutherland AE, Sanderson RD, Mayes M, Seibert M, Calarco PG, Bernfield M, Damsky CH. Expression of syndecan, a putative low affinity fibroblast growth factor receptor, in the early mouse embryo. Development. 1991 Sep; 113(1):339-51. PMID: 1765004.
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      11. Calarco PG. Fertilization of the mouse oocyte. J Electron Microsc Tech. 1991 Apr; 17(4):401-11. PMID: 1865239.
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      12. Poznanski AA, Calarco PG. The expression of intracisternal A particle genes in the preimplantation mouse embryo. Dev Biol. 1991 Feb; 143(2):271-81. PMID: 1899404.
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      13. Pierce KE, Siebert MC, Kopf GS, Schultz RM, Calarco PG. Characterization and localization of a mouse egg cortical granule antigen prior to and following fertilization or egg activation. Dev Biol. 1990 Oct; 141(2):381-92. PMID: 1698670.
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      14. Sutherland AE, Speed TP, Calarco PG. Inner cell allocation in the mouse morula: the role of oriented division during fourth cleavage. Dev Biol. 1990 Jan; 137(1):13-25. PMID: 2295360.
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      15. Pierce KE, Calarco PG. Establishment and maintenance of a regionalized glycoprotein distribution during early mouse development. Dev Biol. 1990 Jan; 137(1):56-67. PMID: 2403948.
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      16. Sutherland AE, Calarco PG, Damsky CH. Expression and function of cell surface extracellular matrix receptors in mouse blastocyst attachment and outgrowth. J Cell Biol. 1988 Apr; 106(4):1331-48. PMID: 2834405; PMCID: PMC2115031.
      17. Banka CL, Calarco PG. The immunological approach to the study of preimplantation mammalian development. Dev Biol (N Y 1985). 1986; 4:353-81. PMID: 2482051.
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      18. Huang TT, Calarco PG. Immunologic relatedness of intracisternal A-particles in mouse embryos and neoplastic cell lines. J Natl Cancer Inst. 1982 Apr; 68(4):643-9. PMID: 6951078.
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      19. Huang TT, Calarco PG. Immunoprecipitation of intracisternal A-particle-associated antigens from preimplantation mouse embryos. J Natl Cancer Inst. 1981 Nov; 67(5):1129-34. PMID: 6272013.
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      20. Huang TT, Calarco PG. Evidence for the cell surface expression of intracisternal A particle-associated antigens during early mouse development. Dev Biol. 1981 Mar; 82(2):388-92. PMID: 7014295.
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      21. Johnson LV, Calarco PG. Stage-specific embryonic antigens detected by an antiserum against mouse blastocysts. Dev Biol. 1980 Sep; 79(1):224-31. PMID: 7409322.
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      22. Johnson LV, Calarco PG. Immunological characterization of embryonic cell surface antigens recognized by antiblastocyst serum. Dev Biol. 1980 Sep; 79(1):208-23. PMID: 6997116.
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      23. Johnson LV, Calarco PG. Electrophoretic analysis of cell surface proteins of preimplantation mouse embryos. Dev Biol. 1980 Jun 1; 77(1):224-7. PMID: 7399119.
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      24. Johnson LV, Calarco PG. Mammalian preimplantation development: the cell surface. Anat Rec. 1980 Feb; 196(2):201-19. PMID: 7191219.
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      25. Calarco PG, Banka CL. Cell surface antigens of preimplantation mouse embryos detected by an antiserum to an embryonal carcinoma cell line. Biol Reprod. 1979 May; 20(4):699-704. PMID: 378278.
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      26. Calarco PG. Intracisternal A particles in preimplantation embryos of feral mice (Mus musculus). Intervirology. 1979; 11(6):321-5. PMID: 227808.
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      27. Johnson LV, Calarco PG, Siebert ML. Alkaline phosphatase activity in the preimplantation mouse embryo. J Embryol Exp Morphol. 1977 Aug; 40:83-9. PMID: 578810.
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      28. Calarco PG, McLaren A. Ultrastructural observations of preimplantation stages of the sheep. J Embryol Exp Morphol. 1976 Dec; 36(3):609-22. PMID: 1010982.
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      29. Calarco PG, Pedersen RA. Ultrastructural observations of lethal yellow (Ay/Ay) mouse embryos. J Embryol Exp Morphol. 1976 Feb; 35(1):73-80. PMID: 178819.
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      30. Wiley LM, Calarco PG. The effects of anti-embryo sera and their localization on the cell surface during mouse preimplantation development. Dev Biol. 1975 Dec; 47(2):407-18. PMID: 54272.
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      31. Calarco PG. Intracisternal A particle formation and inhibition in preimplantation mouse embryos. Biol Reprod. 1975 May; 12(4):448-54. PMID: 1222170.
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      32. Yang SS, Calarco PG, Wivel NA. Biochemical properties and replication of murine intracisternal A particles during early embryogenesis. Eur J Cancer. 1975 Mar; 11(3):131-8. PMID: 165937.
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      33. Glass RH, Calarco PG, Lin TP, Florence J, Oh JO. Development of the mouse blastocyst following injection with newcastle disease virus. Biol Reprod. 1974 Jun; 10(5):502-11. PMID: 4462840.
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      34. Golbus MS, Calarco PG, Epstein CJ. The effects of inhibitors of RNA synthesis (alpha-amanitin and actinomycin D) on preimplantation mouse embryogenesis. J Exp Zool. 1973 Nov; 186(2):207-16. PMID: 4795793.
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      35. Calarco PG, Szollosi D. Intracisternal A particles in ova and preimplantation stages of the mouse. Nat New Biol. 1973 May 16; 243(124):91-3. PMID: 4512964.
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      36. Calarco PG, Epstein CJ. Cell surface changes during preimplantation development in the mouse. Dev Biol. 1973 May; 32(1):208-13. PMID: 4789692.
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      37. Szollosi D, Calarco PG, Donahue RP. The nuclear envelope: its breakdown and fate in mammalian oogonia and oocytes. Anat Rec. 1972 Nov; 174(3):325-39. PMID: 5082960.
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      38. Szollosi D, Calarco P, Donahue RP. Absence of centrioles in the first and second meiotic spindles of mouse oocytes. J Cell Sci. 1972 Sep; 11(2):521-41. PMID: 5076360.
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      39. Calarco PG, Donahue RP, Szollosi D. Germinal vesicle breakdown in the mouse oocyte. J Cell Sci. 1972 Mar; 10(2):369-85. PMID: 5018030.
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      40. Calarco PG, Brown EH. An ultrastructural and cytological study of preimplantation development of the mouse. J Exp Zool. 1969 Jul; 171(3):253-83. PMID: 5348621.
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      41. Calarco PG, Brown EH. Cytological and ultrastructural comparisons of t12-t12 and normal mouse morulae. J Exp Zool. 1968 Jun; 168(2):169-85. PMID: 4878172.
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      42. Calarco PG, Moyer FH. Structural changes in the murine yolk sac during gestation: cytochemical and electron microscope observations. J Morphol. 1966 Jul; 119(3):341-55. PMID: 6007724.
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