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Book Chapters:


6. Johnson, A.L. (1999) Ovarian cycles and follicle development in birds. In: Encyclopedia of Reproduction, E. Knobil and J.D. Neill, Eds., New York: Academic Press, Vol.3, pp.564-574.
 
7. Tilly, J.L. and A.L. Johnson (1999) Chemotherapy and apoptosis in the ovary: Cancer treatment comes with a price. In: Apoptosis and Cancer Chemotherapy. J.A. Hickman and C. Dive, Eds., Humana Press, Inc., pp. 257-273.
 
8. Johnson, A.L. and D.C. Woods (2007) Chapter 6. Ovarian dynamics and follicle development. In: Reproductive Biology and Phylogeny of Aves, B.G.M. Jamieson, Ed., Science Publishers, Inc., pp. 243-277.
 
9. Johnson, A.L., Woods, D.C. (2009) Granulosa cell tumors. In: Encyclopedia of Cancer, second edition, M. Schwab, Ed. Springer. ISBN: 978-3-540-47649-8.
 
10. Johnson, A.L. (2010) Chapter 3: Hormones and ovarian structure and functions in birds. In: Hormones and Reproduction of Vertebrates, Volume 4 - Birds. D.O. Norris and K.H. Lopez, Eds. Academic Press, pp. 71-90.

11. Johnson, A.L. (2014) Reproduction in the female. In: Avian Physiology, 6th Ed., G.C. Whittow, Ed., New York: Academic Press, Chapter 28 pp. 635-665.

 

Refereed Manuscripts:

 55.  Tilly, J.L. and A.L Johnson  (1988)  Effects of a phorbol ester, a calcium ionophore and cyclic 3',5'-adenosine monophosphate production on hen granulosa cell plasminogen activator activity.  Endocrinology 123:1433-1441.

56.  Tilly, J.L. and A.L. Johnson (1989)  Regulation of androstenedione production by cyclic adenosine     monophosphate and phorbol myristate acetate in ovarian theca cells of the domestic hen.  Endocrinology 125:1691-1699.

57.  Becker, S.E. and A.L. Johnson  (1990)  Failure of metoclopramide-induced acute hyperprolactinemia     to affect time of ovulation or spontaneous luteolysis in the cycling mare.  J. Equine Vet. Sci.  10:275-279.

58.  Contijoch, A.M., A.L. Johnson and J.P. Advis  (1990)  Norepinephrine-stimulated in vitro release of LHRH from median eminence tissue is facilitated by inhibition of LHRH-degrading activity in hens.  Biol. Reprod. 42: 222-230.

59. Tilly, J.L. and A.L. Johnson (1990) Modulation of hen granulosa cell steroidogenesis and plasminogen activator activity by transforming growth factor alpha.  Growth Factors 3: 247-255.

60.  Tilly, J.L. and A.L. Johnson  (1990)  Control of ovarian theca cell plasminogen activator activity in the domestic hen.  Endocrinology 126: 2079-2087.

61.  Johnson, A.L. and J.L. Tilly (1990) Arachidonic acid inhibits luteinizing hormone-stimulated progesterone production in hen granulosa cells.  Biol. Reprod. 42: 458-464.

62.  Johnson, A.L. and J.L. Tilly (1990) Evidence that arachidonic acid influences hen granulosa cell steroidogenesis and plasminogen activator activity by a protein kinase C-independent mechanism.  Biol. Reprod. 43:  922-928.

63.  Johnson, A.L. (1990) Steroidogenesis, and actions of steriods in the hen ovary.  In:  CRC Critical Reviews in Poultry Biology, Vol. 2, R.R. Dietert, Ed., Boca Raton, FL:  CRC Press, pp. 319-346.

64.  Johnson, A.L. and Tilly, J.L.  (1990) Evidence for the involvement of protein kinase C in the regulation of steroidogenesis and plasminogen activator activity in the preovulatory follicle of the domestic hen.  In:  Endocrinology of Birds -Molecular to Behavioral.  M. Wada, S. Ishii and C.G. Scanes, Eds.,  New York, Springer-Verlag, pp. 69-81.

65.  Tilly, J.L., K.I. Kowalski and A.L. Johnson  (1991) Stage of ovarian follicular development associated with the initiation of steroidogenic competence in avian granulosa cells.  Biol. Reprod. 44: 305-314.

66.  Johnson, A.L., J.L. Tilly and J.M. Levorse  (1991) Possible role for arachidonic acid in the control of steroidogenesis in hen theca tissue.  Biol. Reprod. 44: 338-344.

67. Levorse, J.M., J.L. Tilly and A.L. Johnson (1991) Role of calcium in mediating theca cell androstenedione production in the domestic hen.  J. Reprod. Fertil. 92: 159-167.

68.  Johnson, A.L. and J.L. Tilly (1991) Second messenger pathways mediating chicken luteinizing hormone secretion from dispersed pituitary cells.  Biol. Reprod. 45:  64-72.

69.  Kowalski, K.I., J.L. Tilly and A.L. Johnson (1991) Cytochrome P450 side-chain cleavage (P450scc) in  the hen ovary.  I. Regulation of P450scc messenger RNA levels and steroidogenesis in theca cells of developing follicles.  Biol. Reprod. 45: 955-966.

70.  Tilly, J.L., K.I. Kowalski and A.L. Johnson (1991) Cytochrome P450 side-chain cleavage (P450scc) in     the hen ovary. II. P450scc messenger RNA, immunoreactive protein and enzyme activity in developing granulosa cells.  Biol. Reprod. 45: 967-974. 

71.  Tilly, J.L., K.I. Kowalski, A.L. Johnson and A.J.W. Hsueh (1991) Ovarian follicular atresia and postovulatory regression are linked to apoptosis.  Endocrinology 129: 2799-2801.

72.  Tilly, J.L., K.I. Kowalski, Z. Li, J.M. Levorse and A.L. Johnson (1992) Plasminogen activator and DNA synthesis in avian granulosa cells during follicular development and the periovulatory period.  Biol. Reprod. 46: 195-200.

73.  Becker, S.E. and A.L. Johnson (1992) Comparison of continuous and pulsatile GnRH infusion with respect to serum gonadotropin concentrations and ovulation in the mare. J. Anim. Sci. 70: 1208-1215

74. Juengel, J.L., H.A. Gaverick, A.L. Johnson, R.S. Youngquist and M.F. Smith (1993) Apoptosis during luteal regression in cattle. Endocrinology 132: 249-254.
 
75. Li, Z. and A.L. Johnson (1993) Regulation of P450 cholesterol side-chain cleavage mRNA expression and progesterone production in hen granulosa cells. Biol. Reprod. 49: 463-469.
 
76. Pfeifer, S.M., N. Sakuragi, A. Ryan, M.E. Baker, A.L. Johnson, R.G. Deeley, J.T. Billheimer and J.F. Strauss III (1993) Chicken sterol carrier protein 2: cDNA cloning reveals remarkable evolutionary conservation of structure and regulated expression. Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 304: 287-293.
 
77. Li, Z. and A.L. Johnson (1993) Expression and regulation of cytochrome P450 17[[alpha]]-hydroxylase messenger ribonucleic acid levels and androstenedione production in hen granulosa cells. Biol. Reprod. 49: 1293-1302.
 
78. Nequin L.G., S.S. King, A.L. Johnson, G.M. Gow and G.M. Ferreira-Dias (1993) Prolactin may play a role in stimulating the equine ovary during the spring reproductive transition. J. Equine Vet. Sci. 13: 631-635.
 
79. Levorse, J.M. and A.L. Johnson (1994) Regulation of steroid production in ovarian stromal tissue from 5- to 8-week old pullets and laying hens. J. Reprod. Fertil. 100: 195-202.
 
80. Johnson, A.L. (1994) Regulation of steroid production by avian granulosa cells. Assisted Reproductive Technology/Andrology, 6: 129-142.
 
81. Johnson, A.L., Z. Li, J.A. Gibney and S. Malamed (1994) Vasoactive intestinal peptide-induced expression of cytochrome P450 cholesterol side-chain cleavage and 17[[alpha]]-hydroxylase enzyme activity in hen granulosa cells. Biol. Reprod. 51: 327-333.
 
82.Tilly, J.L., K.I. Tilly, M.L. Kenton and A.L. Johnson (1995) Expression of members of the Bcl-2 gene family in the immature rat ovary: Equine chorionic gonadotropin-mediated inhibition of granulosa cell apoptosis is associated with decreased Bax and constitutive Bcl-2 and Bcl-x long messenger ribonucleic acid levels. Endocrinology 136: 232-241.
 
83. Flaws, J.A., A. DeSanti, K.I. Tilly, R. Javid, A.L. Johnson, A.N. Hirshfield and J.L. Tilly (1995) Vasoactive intestinal peptide-mediated suppression of apoptosis in the ovary: Mechanisms of action and evidence of a conserved anti-atretogenic role through evolution. Endocrinology 136: 4351-4359.
 
84. Johnson, A.L., J.T. Bridgham, J. Witty and J.L. Tilly (1996) Susceptibility of avian granulosa cells to apoptosis is dependent upon stage of follicle development and is related to endogenous levels of bcl-xlong gene expression. Endocrinology 137: 2059-2066.
 
85. Johnson, A.L., J.T. Bridgham and B. Wagner (1996) Characterization of a chicken luteinizing hormone receptor (cLH-R) cDNA, and expression of cLH-R mRNA in the ovary. Biol. Reprod. 55: 304-309.
 
86. You, S., Bridgham, J.T., Foster, D.N. and Johnson, A.L. (1996) Characterization of a chicken follicle-stimulating hormone receptor (cFSH-R) cDNA, and expression of cFSH-R mRNA in the ovary. Biol. Reprod. 55: 1055-1062.
 
87. Witty, J.P., Bridgham, J.T. and Johnson, A.L. (1996) Induction of apoptotic cell death in hen granulosa cells by ceramide, in vitro. Endocrinology 137: 5269-5277.
 
88. Johnson, A.L. (1996) The avian ovarian hierarchy: A balance between follicle differentiation and atresia. Poultry and Avian Biology Reviews 7 (2/3): 99-110.
 
89. Johnson, A.L. (1997) Apoptosis-susceptible versus -resistant granulosa cells from hen ovarian follicles. Chapter 8. pp.78-92. In: Cell Death in Reproductive Physiology, J.L. Tilly, J.F. Strauss, M. Tenniswood, Eds., New York: Springer-Verlag New York, Inc.

 90. Johnson, A.L., Bridgham, J.T. and Anthony, R.V. (1997) Expression of avian urokinase and tissue-type plasminogen activator mRNA during follicle development and atresia. Biol. Reprod. 56:581-588.
 
91. Johnson, A.L., Bridgham, J.T., Bergeron, L. and Yuan, J. (1997) Characterization of the avian ich-1 cDNA and expression of ich-1 long mRNA in the hen ovary. Gene, 192: 227-233.
 
92. Johnson, A.L., Bridgham, J.T., Witty, J.P. and Tilly, J.L. (1997) Expression of bcl-2 and nr-13 in hen ovarian follicles during development. Biol. Reprod. 57: 1096-1103.
 
93. Johnson, A.L., Bridgham, J.T., Digby, M.R. and Lowenthal, J.W. (1998) Expression of the inhibitor of T cell apoptosis (ita) gene in hen ovarian follicles during development. Biol. Reprod. 58: 414-420.
 
94. Witty, J.P., Jensen, R.A. and Johnson, A.L. (1998) Expression and localization of Bcl-2-related proteins in human ovarian cancers. Anticancer Research 18 (2B): 1223-1230.
 
95. Johnson, A.L., Bridgham, J.T., Munks, M. and Witty, J.P. (1998) Characterization of the chicken interleukin-1beta converting enzyme (caspase-1) cDNA and expression of caspase-1 mRNA in the hen. Gene 219 (1-2): 55-62.
 
96. Johnson, A.L., Bridgham, J.T. and Jensen, T. (1999) Bcl-xLong protein expression and phosphorylation in granulosa cells. Endocrinology 140: 4521-4529.
 
97. Johnson, A.L. (1999) Mcl-1 - Just another antiapoptotic Bcl-2 homolog? Endocrinology 140: 5465-5468.
 
98. Johnson A.L. and Bridgham, J.T. (2000) Caspase-3 and -6 expression and enzyme activity in hen granulosa cells. Biol. Reprod. 62: 589-598.
 
99. Johnson, A.L. (2000) Granulosa cell apoptosis: Conservation of cell signaling in an avian ovarian model system. Biological Signals and Receptors 9 (2): 96-101.
 
100. Bauer, M.P., Bridgham, J.T., Langenau, D.M., Johnson, A.L. and Goetz, F.W. (2000) Conservation of steroidogenic acute regulatory (StAR) protein structure and expression in vertebrates. Mol. Cell. Endocrinol. 168:119-125.
 
101. Johnson, A.L., Bridgham, J.T. and Swenson, J.A. (2001) Activation of the AKT / Protein kinase B signaling pathway is associated with granulosa cell survival. Biol. Reprod. 64:1566-1574.
 
102. Johnson, A.L. and Bridgham, J.T. (2001) Regulation of steroidogenic acute regulatory (StAR) protein messenger RNA in hen granulosa cells. Endocrinology 142 (7): 3116-3124.
 
103. Jensen, T. and Johnson, A.L. (2001) Expression and function of Brain-Derived Neurotrophin factor and its receptor trkB in hen ovarian follicles. J. Exp. Biol. 204: 2087-2095.
 
104. Bridgham, J.B. and Johnson, A.L. (2001) Expression and Regulation of fas antigen and tumor necrosis factor type I in hen granulosa cells. Biol. Reprod. 65 (3): 733-739.
 
105. Bridgham, J.T. Bobe, J., Goetz, F.W. and Johnson, A.L. (2001) Conservation of Death Receptor-6 (DR6) in avian and piscine vertebrates. Biochem. Biophys. Res Comm. 284: 1109-1115.
 
106. Johnson, A.L. and Bridgham, J.T. (2002) Caspase expression and activity associated with follicle atresia in the vertebrate ovary. Reproduction 124 (1): 19-27.
 
107. Bridgham, J.T. and Johnson, A.L. (2002) Avian TVB (DR5-like) death receptor expression in hen ovarian follicles. Biochem. Biophys. Res Comm. 291: 226-232.
 
108. Johnson, A.L., Langer, J.S. and Bridgham, J.T. (2002) Survivin as a cell cycle-related and antiapoptotic protein in granulosa cells. Endocrinology 143: 3405-3413.
 
109. Johnson, A.L., Solovieva, E.V. and Bridgham, J.T. (2002) Relationship between steroidogenic acute regulatory protein expression and progesterone production in hen granulosa cells during follicle development. Biol. Reprod. 67:1313-1320.
 
110. Bridgham, J.T., Wilder, J.A., Hollocher H. and Johnson, A.L. (2003) All in the family: Evolutionary relationships among vertebrate death receptors. Cell Death Differentiation 10: 19-25.
 
111. Johnson, A.L. (2003) Intracellular mechanisms regulating cell survival in ovarian follicles. Anim. Reprod. Sci. 78 (3-4): 185-201.
 
112. Bridgham, J.T. and Johnson, A.L. (2003) Characterization of chicken TNFR superfamily decoy receptors, DcR3 and osteoprotegerin. Biochem. Biophys. Res Comm. 307: 956-961.
 
113. Bridgham, J.T. and Johnson, A.L. (2004) Alternatively spliced variants of Gallus gallus TNFRSF23 are expressed in the ovary and differentially regulated by several cell signaling pathways. Biol. Reprod. 70: 972-979.
 
114. Johnson, A.L., Bridgham, J.T. and Woods, D.C. (2004) Cellular mechanisms and modulation of activin A- and transforming growth factor beta-mediated differentiation in cultured hen granulosa cells. Biol. Reprod. 71: 1844-1851.
 
115. Woods, D.C. and Johnson, A.L. (2005) Regulation of follicle-stimulating hormone-receptor messenger RNA in hen granulosa cells relative to follicle selection. Biol. Reprod. 72: 643-650.
 
116. Woods, D.C., Haugen, M.J. and Johnson, A.L. (2005) Opposing actions of TGFbeta and MAP kinase signaling in undifferentiated hen granulosa cells. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Comm. 336: 450-457.
 
117. Woods, D.C. and Johnson, A.L. (2006) Phosphatase activation by EGF family ligands regulates Erk signaling in undifferentiated hen granulosa cells. Endocrinology 147: 4931-4940.
 
118. Johnson, A.L., Ratajczak, C., Haugen, M., Liu, H.-K. and Woods, D.C. (2007) Tumor necrosis factor related apoptosis inducing ligand (TRAIL) expression and activity in hen granulosa cells. Reproduction 133: 609-616.
 
119. Woods, D.C. and Johnson, A.L. (2007) Protein kinase C activity mediates LH-induced ErbB/Erk signaling in differentiated hen granulosa cells. Reproduction 133: 733-741.
 
120. Woods, D.C., Haugen, M.J. and Johnson, A.L. (2007) Actions of epidermal growth factor receptor/mitogen-activated protein kinase and protein kinase C signaling in granulosa cells from Gallus gallus are dependent upon stage of differentiation. Biol. Reprod. 77: 61-70.
 
121.Woods D.C., Liu H.-K., Nishi Y., Yanase T. and Johnson A.L. (2008) Inhibition of proteosome activity sensitizes human granulosa tumor cells to TRAIL-induced cell death. Cancer Letters 260: 20-27.
 
122. Woods D.C., Alvarez C and Johnson A.L. (2008) Cisplatin-mediated sensitivity to TRAIL-induced cell death in human granulosa tumor cells. Gynecol. Oncology 108: 632-640.
 
123. Johnson A.L., Haugen M.J. and Woods D.C. (2008) Role for Inhibitor of Differentiation/DNA Binding (Id) Proteins in Granulosa Cell Differentiation. Endocrinology 149: 3187-3195.
 
124. Johnson, A.L, and Woods, D.C. (2009) Dynamics of avian follicle development: Cellular mechanisms of granulosa cell development. Gen. Comp. Endocrinol. 163: 12-17.
 
125. Woods, D.C., Schorey, J.S. and Johnson, A.L. (2009) Toll-like receptor signaling in hen ovarian granulosa cells is dependent on stage of follicle maturation. Reproduction 137: 987-996.
 
126. Haugen, M.J. and Johnson, A.L. (2010) Bone Morphogenetic Protein 2 inhibits FSH responsiveness in hen granulosa cells. Reproduction 140: 1-9.

127. Woods, D.C., White, Y.A.R., Dau, C. and Johnson, A.L. (2011) TLR4 activates NFB in human ovarian granulosa tumor cells. Biochem. Biophys. Res Comm. 409: 675-680.

128. Ocón-Grove, O.M., Poole, D.H. and Johnson, A.L. (2012) Bone morphogenetic protein 6 promotes FSH receptor and anti-Müllerian Hormone mRNA expression in granulosa cells from hen prehierarchal follicles. Reproduction 143:825-833.

129. Kim D, Ocón-Grove O, Johnson AL. (2013) Bone Morphogenetic Protein 4 (BMP4) Supports the Initial Differentiation of Hen (Gallus gallus) Granulosa Cells. Biol Reprod. Jun 27:88(6):161.

130. Johnson, A.L. (2014) The avian ovary and follicle development – some comparative and practical insights. Turkish J. Vet. Animal Sciences 38: 10pp. doi: 10.3906/vet-1405-6-A. Invited Review.

131. Johnson, A.L. (2014) Ovarian follicle selection, and granulosa cell differentiation. Poultry Science 94 (4): 781-785.

 

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