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Umapathy A, Torten G, Paniagua, AE, Chung J, Tomlinson M, Lim C, Williams DS: Spatiotemporal live-cell analysis of photoreceptor outer segment membrane ingestion by the retinal pigment epithelium reveals actin-regulated scission.  Journal of Neuroscience 43:2653-2664, 2023.   doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1726-22.2023

Hazim RA, Paniagua AE, Tang L, Yang K, Kim KKO, Stiles L, Divakaruni AS, Williams DS: Vitamin B3, nicotinamide, enhances mitochondrial metabolism to promote differentiation of the retinal pigment epithelium. Journal of Biological Chemistry 298:102286, 2022.     PMID: 35868562.  doi: 10.1016/j.jbc.2022.102286

Chadha A, Paniagua AE, Williams DS:  Comparison of ciliary targeting of two rhodopsin-like GPCRs: role of C-terminal localization sequences in relation to cilium type. Journal of Neuroscience, in press, 2021.
PMID:   PMCID:   DOI: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0357-21.2021

Jiang M, Paniagua AE, Volland S, Wang H, Balaji A, Li DG, Lopes VS, Burgess BL, Williams DS: Microtubule motor transport in the delivery of melanosomes to the actin-rich apical domain of the retinal pigment epithelium. Journal of Cell Science, 133 (15): jcs242214, 2020.
PMID: 32661088  PMCID: PMC7420818  DOI: 10.1242/jcs.242214

Lakkaraju A, Umapathy A, Tan LX, Daniele L, Philp NJ, Boesze-Battaglia K, Williams DS: The cell biology of the retinal pigment epithelium. Progress in Retina and Eye Research, 78:100846, 2020.
PMID: 32105772  PMCID:              DOI: 10.1016/j.preteyeres.2020.100846

Milstein ML, Cavanaugh B, Roussey NM, Volland S, Williams DS, Goldberg AFX: Multistep peripherin-2/rds self-assembly drives membrane curvature for outer segment disk architecture and photoreceptor viability. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 117:4400-4410, 2020.
PMID: 32041874  PMCID: PMC7049111  DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1912513117

Chadha A, Volland S, Baliaouri NV, Tran EM, Williams DS: The route of the visual receptor rhodopsin along the cilium. Journal of Cell Science, 132(10):jcs229526, 2019.
PMID: 30975916  PMCID: PMC6550008  DOI: 10.1242/jcs.229526

Hazim RA, Volland S, Yen A, Burgess BL, Williams DS: Rapid differentiation of the human RPE cell line, ARPE-19, induced by nicotinamide.  
Experimental Eye Research, 179:18-24, 2019.
PMID: 30336127  PMCID: PMC6360117  DOI: 10.1016/j.exer.2018.10.009

Esteve-Rudd J, Hazim RA, Diemer T, Paniagua AE, Volland S, Umapathy A, Williams DS: Defective phagosome motility and degradation in cell non-autonomous RPE pathogenesis of a dominant macular degeneration. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 115:5468-5473, 2018.
PMID: 29735674  PMCID: PMC6003516  DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1709211115

Hazim RA, Karumbayaram S, Jiang M, Dimashkie A, Lopes VS, Li D, Burgess BL, Vijayaraj P, Alva-Ornelas JA, Zack JA, Kohn DB, Gomperts BN, Pyle AD, Lowry WE, Williams DS: Differentiation of RPE cells from integration-free iPS cells and their cell biological characterization. Stem Cell Research & Therapy, 8:217, 2017.PMID: 28969679 
PMCID: PMC5625837  DOI: 10.1186/s13287-017-0652-9

Volland S, Hughes LC, Kong C, Burgess BL, Linberg KA, Luna G, Zhou ZH, Fisher SK, and Williams DS: Three-dimensional organization of nascent rod outer segment disk membranes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112(48):14870-14875, 2015.
PMID: 26578801  PMCID: PMC4672767  DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1516309112

Jiang M, Esteve-Rudd J, Lopes VS, Diemer T, Lillo C, Rump A, Williams DS: Microtubule motors transport phagosomes in the RPE and lack of KLC1 leads to AMD-like pathogenesis. Journal of Cell Biology, 210(4):595-611, 2015.
PMID: 26261180  PMCID: PMC4539993  DOI: 10.1083/jcb.201410112

Lopes VS, Boye SE, Louie CM, Boye S, Dyka F, Chiodo V, Fofo H, Hauswirth WW, Williams DS: Retinal gene therapy with a large MYO7A cDNA using Adeno-associated virus. Gene Therapy, 20:824-833 2013.
PMID: 23344065  PMCID: PMC3640772  DOI: 10.1038/gt.2013.3

Trivedi D, Colin E, Louie CM, Williams DS: Live-cell imaging evidence for the ciliary transport of rod photoreceptor opsin by heterotrimeric kinesin-2. Journal of Neuroscience, 32:10587-10593, 2012.
PMID: 22855808  PMCID: PMC3428073  DOI: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0015-12.2012

Lopes VS, Gibbs D, Libby RT, Aleman TS, Welch DL, Lillo C, Jacobson SG, Radu RA, Steel KP, Williams DS: The Usher 1B protein, MYO7A, is required for normal localization and function of the visual retinoid cycle enzyme, RPE65. Human Molecular Genetics, 20:2560-2570, 2011.
PMID: 21493626  PMCID: PMC3110002  DOI: 10.1093/hmg/ddr155

Lopes VS, Jimeno D, Khanobdee K, Song X, Chen B, Nusinowitz S, Williams DS: Dysfunction of heterotrimeric kinesin-2 in rod photoreceptor cells and the role of opsin mislocalization in rapid cell death. Molecular Biology of the Cell, 21:4076-4088 (plus front cover), 2010.
PMID: 20926680  PMCID: PMC2993738  DOI: 10.1091/mbc.E10-08-0715

Louie CM, Caridi G, Lopes VS, Brancati F, Kispert A, Lancaster MA, Schlossman AM, Otto EA, Leitges M, Grone HJ, Lopez I, Gudiseva HV, O'Toole JF, Vallespin E, Ayyagari R, Ayuso C, Cremers FP, den Hollander AI, Koenekoop RK, Dallapiccola B, Ghiggeri GM, Hildebrandt F, Valente EM, Williams DS, Gleeson JG: AHI1 is required for photoreceptor outer segment development and is a modifier for retinal degeneration in nephronophthisis. Nature Genetics, 42:175-180, 2010.
PMID: 20081859  PMCID: PMC2884967  DOI: 10.1038/ng.519

Schwander M, Lopes V, Sczaniecka A, Gibbs D, Lillo C, Delano D, Tarantino LM, Wiltshire T, Williams DS, Müller U: A novel allele of myosin VIIa reveals a critical function for the C-terminal FERM domain for melanosome transport in retinal pigment epithelial cells. Journal of Neuroscience, 29:15810-15818, 2009.
PMID: 20016096  PMCID: PMC2834289  DOI: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.4876-09.2009

Yang Z*, Chen Y, Lillo C, Chien J, Yu Z, Michaelides M, Klein M, Howes KA, Li Y, Kaminoh Y, Chen H, Zhao C, Al-Sheikh YT, Karan G, Corbeil D, Escher P, Kamaya S, Li C, Johnson S, Frederick JM, Zhao Y, Wang C, Cameron DJ, Huttner WB, Schorderet DF, Munier FL, Moore AT, Birch DG, Baehr W, Hunt DM, Williams DS*, Zhang, K*: Mutant prominin 1 found in patients with macular degeneration disrupts photoreceptor disk morphogenesis in mice. Journal of Clinical Investigation, 118:2908-2916, 2008. *Co-corresponding authors.
PMID: 18654668  PMCID: PMC2483685  DOI: 10.1172/JCI35891

Hashimoto T, Gibbs D, Lillo C, Azarian SM, Legacki E, Zhang X-M, Yang XJ, Williams DS: Lentiviral gene replacement therapy of retinas in a mouse model for Usher syndrome type 1B. Gene Therapy, 14:584-594, 2007.
PMID: 17268537  PMCID:   DOI: 10.1038/

Karan G, Lillo C, Yang Z, Cameron J, Locke KG, Zhao Y, Thirumalaichary S, Li C, Birch DG, Vollmer-Sanar H, Williams DS*, Zhang K*: Lipofuscin accumulation, abnormal electrophysiology and photoreceptor degeneration in mutant ELOVL4 transgenic mice: a model for macular degeneration. Proceedings of the National Academy Sciences, 102:4164-4169, 2005. *Co-corresponding authors.
PMID: 15749821  PMCID: PMC554798  DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0407698102

Gibbs D, Azarian SA, Lillo C, Klomp AEM, Kitamoto J, Steel KP, Libby RT, Williams DS: Role of myosin VIIa and Rab27a in the motility and localization of RPE melanosomes. Journal of Cell Science, 117:6473-6483, 2004.
PMID: 15572405  PMCID: PMC2942070  DOI: 10.1242/jcs.01580

Gibbs D, Kitamoto J, Williams DS: Abnormal phagocytosis by retinal pigmented epithelium that lacks myosin VIIa, the Usher syndrome 1B protein. Proceedings of the National Academy Sciences, 100:6481-6486, 2003.
PMID: 12743369  PMCID: PMC164472  DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1130432100

Marszalek JR, Liu X, Roberts E, Chui D, Marth J, Williams DS, Goldstein LSB: Genetic evidence for a kinesin-II mediated pathway for opsin and arrestin transport in mammalian photoreceptors. Cell, 102:175-187, 2000.
PMID: 10943838  PMCID:   DOI: 10.1016/s0092-8674(00)00023-4

Liu X, Udovichenko, IP, Brown SDM, Steel KP, Williams DS: Myosin VIIa participates in opsin transport through the photoreceptor cilium. Journal of Neuroscience, 19:6267-6274, 1999.
PMID: 10414956  PMCID: PMC6782817 DOI: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.19-15-06267.1999

Liu X, Ondek B, Williams DS: Mutant myosin VIIa causes defective melanosome distribution in the RPE of shaker-1 mice. Nature Genetics, 19:117-118, 1998.
PMID: 9620764  PMCID:   DOI: 10.1038/470

Arikawa K, Molday LL, Molday RS, Williams DS: Localization of peripherin/rds in the disk membranes of cone and rod photoreceptors: relationship to disk membrane morphogenesis and retinal degeneration. Journal of Cell Biology, 116:659-667, 1992.
PMID: 1730772  PMCID: PMC2289304  DOI: 10.1083/jcb.116.3.659

Williams DS, Linberg KA, Vaughan DK, Fariss RN, Fisher SK: Disruption of microfilament organization and deregulation of disk membrane morphogenesis by cytochalasin D in rod and cone photoreceptors. Journal of Comparative Neurology, 272:161-176, 1988. 
PMID: 3397406  PMCID:   DOI: 10.1002/cne.902720202