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Srivastava T, Wu M, Kakhnovich J, Waithaka B, and Lents NH. A Three-locus, PCR-based Method for Forensic Identification of Plant Material. Journal of Forensic Sciences. July 2018. v63:4; p1252-60. Link to Article


Carpi A, Ronan DM, Falconer HM, and Lents NH. Cultivating Minority Scientists: Undergraduate Research Increases Self-Efficacy and Career Ambitions for Underrepresented Students in STEM. Journal of Research in Science Teaching. Feb 2017. v54:2;169-194. Link to Article


Johnson HT, Trinidad DD, Guzman S, Parziale JV, DeBruyn JM, and Lents NH. A Machine Learning Approach for Using the Postmortem Skin Microbiome to Estimate the Postmortem Interval. Accepted, PLoS ONE 23-Dec 2016. v11.12: e0167370. Link to Article


Piszczatowski RT and Lents NH. Regulation of the CCN Genes by Vitamin D: A Possible Adjuvant Therapy in the Treatment of Cancer and Fibrosis. (Invited Review) Cellular Signaling. July 2016. 28(10):1604-13. Link to article.


Lents NH and Baldassare JJ. Cyclins and Cyclin-dependent Kinases. Appears in Ralph A. Bradshaw and Philip D. Stahl (Editors-in-Chief), Encyclopedia of Cell Biology. Vol. 3 © 2016, Elsevier Academic Press, Oxford, U.K. Link to Series.


Piszczatowski RT, Rafferty BJ, Rozado J, Parzale JV, and Lents NH. Myeloid Zinc Finger 1 Regulates Expression of the CCN2/CTGF and CCN3/NOV Genes in the Hematopoietic Compartment. Journal of Cellular Physiology. Nov 2015. v230(11);2634-39.    Link to Article


Piszczatowski RT, Rafferty BJ, Rozado A, Tobak S, and Lents NH. The Glyceraldehyde 3-Phosphate Dehydrogenase Gene (GAPDH) is Regulated by Myeloid Zinc Finger 1 (MZF-1) and Is Induced by Calcitriol. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications. 15 Aug 2014; v451(1);137-41. Link to Article


Carpi A, Ronan D, Falconer H, Boyd H, and Lents NH. Development and implementation of targeted STEM retention strategies at a Hispanic-serving institution. July 2013; 12(3);280-99. Journal of Hispanic Higher Education. Link to Article


Lents NH. Teaching the Biology of Gender, Sex, and Sexuality Leads to a Marked Increase in Acceptance of the Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection. Journal of Phylogenetics and Evolutionary Biology. May 2013, 1(105):2. Link to Article


Carpi A and Lents NH. Research by Undergraduates Helps Underfinanced Colleges as Well as Students. Invited Op-Ed, 28 October 2013. The Chronicle of Higher Education. Link to Article


Lents NH. Teaching All Things Evolution. Journal of Phylogenetics and Evolutionary Biology. April 2013. 1:e101. Link to Article


Lents NH.  Current and Future Uses of Microarrays in Forensic Investigations.  Appears in Handbook of Forensic Chemistry. Ed. Lawrence J. Kobilinsky. © 2012 Wiley and Sons Publishers, Hoboken, NJ.  Link to Chapter


He Y, Swenson S, and Lents NH.  Online Video Tutorials Increase Learning of Difficult Concepts in an Advanced Undergraduate Analytical Chemistry Course.  Journal of Chemical Education.  July 2012.  Link to Article


Venkatratnam A, Lents NH.  Zinc Is an Effective Adulterant of Urine and Can Be Used to Mask the Presence of Illicit Drugs in Routine Drug Testing.  Journal of Analytical Toxicology.  July 2011; 35(6):333-40.  Link to Article


Shah M, Mavers M, Bree A, Lents NH, and Fosko S.  Quality of Life and Depression Assessment in Nevoid Basal Cell Carcinoma Syndrome.   International Journal of Dermatology.  Mar 2011; 50(3):268-76.  Link to Article


Lents NH and CIfuentes OE.  Increasing Student-Teacher Interactions at an Urban Commuter Campus through Instant Messaging and Online Office Hours.  Electronic Journal of Science Education.  2010; v14:1.  Link to Article


Grimley K, Peralta Z, Kobilinksy L, and Lents NH.  Analysis of the Suitability of the iPrep DNA Purification Instrument for Routine Forensic Applications.  Journal of Forensic Identification.  Nov/Dec 2010; 60(2) 656-681.


Lents NH, Cifuentes OE, and Carpi A.  Teaching the Process of Molecular Phylogeny and Systematics: A Multi-part Inquiry-based Exercise.  CBE: Life Sciences Education.  Dec 2010 60(2) 656-681.  Link to Article


Freudenburg-de Graaf W, Moran JM, Lents NH, Baldassare JJ, Buller RML, and Corbett JA. Phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase Regulates Macrophage Responses to Double-Stranded RNA and Encephalomyocarditis VirusJournal of Innate Immunity. Dec 2009; 2(1):p77–86.  Link to Article


Shah MR, Kreidt C, Lents NH, Hoyer KM, Jamaluddin N, Klein C, and Baldassare JJ. Direct Intra-tumoral Injection of Zinc-Acetate Halts Tumor Growth in a Xenograft Model of Prostate CancerJournal of Experimental and Clinical Cancer Research2009 June 17;28:84.  Link to Article


Lents NH and Cifuentes OE.  Web-based Learning Enhancements: The Use of Video Lectures through Voice Over PowerPoint in a Majors-level Biology Course.  Nov 2009 39(2)18-26. Journal of College Science Teaching.  Link to Article


Lents NH, Irintcheva V, Goel R, Wheeler LL, Baldassare JJ.  The Rapid Activation of N-Ras by a-thrombin Is Mediated by the specific G-protein Gai2b1g5 and Occurs in Lipid Rafts.  Journal of Cellular Signaling.  2009 Jun;21(6):1007-1014  Link to Article


Gorges LL, Lents NH, and Baldassare JJ.  The Extreme C-terminus of the Retinoblastoma Tumor Suppressor Protein (pRb) is Required for Phosphorylation on Threonine-373 and Activation of E2F.  American Journal of Physiology: Cell Physiology.  2008 Nov;295(5):C1151-60.  Link to Article 


Lents NH.  Any Way You Splice It: Mdm2 at the Crossroads of Tumor Surveillance.  Chinese Journal of Cancer2008 Sep;27(9)993-7.  (also appears translated into Chinese)   Link to Article


Wheeler LW, Lents NH, and Baldassare JJ.  Cyclin A-CDK Activity During G1 Phase Impairs MCM Chromatin Loading and Inhibits DNA synthesis in Mammalian Cells.  Cell Cycle.  2008 July;7(14)2179-88.  Link to Article


Lents NH, Wheeler LW, Baldassare JJ, Dynlacht BD.  Identification and Characterization of a Novel Mdm2 Splice Variant Acutely Induced by the Chemotherapeutic Agents Adriamycin and Actinomycin D.  Cell Cycle2008 June;7(11)1580-86.  Link to Article


Acosta-Alvear D, Zhou Y, Blais A, Tsikitis M, Lents NH, Arias C, Lennon C, Klugar Y, Dynlacht BD.  XBP1 Controls Diverse Cell Type- and Condition-Specific Transcriptional Regulatory Networks.  Molecular Cell.  2007 July 06;27(1)53-66.  Link to Article


Lents NH, Gorges LL, and Baldassare JJ.  Reverse Mutational Analysis Reveals Thr-373 as a Critical Phosphorylation Site for Inactivation of the Retinoblastoma Tumor Suppressor Protein (pRb)Cell Cycle. 2006 Aug;5(15)1699-1707.  Link to Article


Lents NH and Baldassare JJ.  RNA Interference Takes Flight: A New RNAi Screen Reveals Cell Cycle Regulators in Drosophila Cells.  Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism.  2006 July;17(5):173-174.  Link to Article


Balciunaite E, Spektor A, Lents NH, Cam H, te Reile H, Scime A, Rudnicki M, Young RA, Dynlacht BD.  Pocket Protein Complexes Are Recruited to Distinct Targets in Quiescent and Proliferating Cells.  Molecular and Cellular Biology.  2005 Sep; 25(18): 8166-78.  Link to Article


Keenan SM**, Lents NH**, Baldassare JJ.  Expression of Cyclin E Renders Cyclin D-CDK4 Dispensable for Inactivation of the Retinoblastoma Tumor Suppressor Protein (pRb), Activation of E2F, and G1 Progression.  Journal of Biological Chemistry. 2004 Feb13; 279:5387-96.  Link to Article

**SMK and NHL contributed equally to this work 


Lents NH, and Baldassare JJ.  CDK2 and Cyclin E Knockout Mice: Lessons from Breast Cancer.  Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism2004 Jan;15(1):1-3.  Link to Article


Lents NH, Keenan SM, Bellone CJ, Baldassare JJ.  Stimulation of The Raf/MEK/ERK Cascade is Necessary and Sufficient for Thr-160 Phosphorylation of a Nuclear-targeted CDK2.  Journal of Biological Chemistry. 2002 Dec 6;277(49):47469-75.  Link to Article


Lents NH, Keenan SM, Bellone CJ, Baldassare JJ.  Activation and Phosphorylation on Thr-160 of a Nuclear-targeted CDK2 Is ERK Dependent. Annals of the New York Academy of Science. 2002 Nov;973:265.  Link to Article

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