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Jenifer A Monks

TitleAsst Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Colorado Denver - Anschutz Medical Campus
DepartmentSOM-OB/GYN BRS

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    I am a research scientist at the beautiful University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus. My specialties include Cell & Developmental biology, Physiology and Metabolism, Quantitative Microscopy, Reproduction and Animal Models, with a special focus on Breastfeeding, Lactation and Infant Nutrition & Development. I serve on the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee.

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    R01HD093729     (MCMANAMAN, JAMES LEWIS)Sep 1, 2018 - May 31, 2023
    Molecular Determinants of Lactation Success
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator

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    1. Orlicky DJ, Libby AE, Bales ES, McMahan RH, Monks J, La Rosa FG, McManaman JL. Perilipin-2 promotes obesity and progressive fatty liver disease in mice through mechanistically distinct hepatocyte and extra-hepatocyte actions. J Physiol. 2018 Dec 08. PMID: 30536914.
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    2. Libby AE, Bales ES, Monks J, Orlicky DJ, McManaman JL. Perilipin-2 deletion promotes carbohydrate-mediated browning of white adipose tissue at ambient temperature. J Lipid Res. 2018 Aug; 59(8):1482-1500. PMID: 29866659.
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    3. Monks J, Orlicky DJ, Stefanski AL, Libby AE, Bales ES, Rudolph MC, Johnson GC, Sherk VD, Jackman MR, Williamson K, Carlson NE, MacLean PS, McManaman JL. Maternal obesity during lactation may protect offspring from high fat diet-induced metabolic dysfunction. Nutr Diabetes. 2018 Apr 25; 8(1):18. PMID: 29695710.
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    4. Monks J, Dzieciatkowska M, Bales ES, Orlicky DJ, Wright RM, McManaman JL. Xanthine oxidoreductase mediates membrane docking of milk-fat droplets but is not essential for apocrine lipid secretion. J Physiol. 2016 10 15; 594(20):5899-5921. PMID: 27357166.
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    5. Frank DN, Bales ES, Monks J, Jackman MJ, MacLean PS, Ir D, Robertson CE, Orlicky DJ, McManaman JL. Perilipin-2 Modulates Lipid Absorption and Microbiome Responses in the Mouse Intestine. PLoS One. 2015; 10(7):e0131944. PMID: 26147095; PMCID: PMC4493139.
    6. Neville MC, Webb P, Ramanathan P, Mannino MP, Pecorini C, Monks J, Anderson SM, MacLean P. The insulin receptor plays an important role in secretory differentiation in the mammary gland. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2013 Nov 01; 305(9):E1103-14. PMID: 23982156; PMCID: PMC3840206.
    7. Crunk AE, Monks J, Murakami A, Jackman M, Maclean PS, Ladinsky M, Bales ES, Cain S, Orlicky DJ, McManaman JL. Dynamic regulation of hepatic lipid droplet properties by diet. PLoS One. 2013; 8(7):e67631. PMID: 23874434.
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    8. Orlicky DJ, Monks J, Stefanski AL, McManaman JL. Dynamics and molecular determinants of cytoplasmic lipid droplet clustering and dispersion. PLoS One. 2013; 8(6):e66837. PMID: 23825572.
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    9. Fini MA, Monks J, Farabaugh SM, Wright RM. Contribution of xanthine oxidoreductase to mammary epithelial and breast cancer cell differentiation in part modulates inhibitor of differentiation-1. Mol Cancer Res. 2011 Sep; 9(9):1242-54. PMID: 21775420; PMCID: PMC3175308.
    10. Rudolph MC, Monks J, Burns V, Phistry M, Marians R, Foote MR, Bauman DE, Anderson SM, Neville MC. Sterol regulatory element binding protein and dietary lipid regulation of fatty acid synthesis in the mammary epithelium. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2010 Dec; 299(6):E918-27. PMID: 20739508; PMCID: PMC3006251.
    11. O'Brien J, Lyons T, Monks J, Lucia MS, Wilson RS, Hines L, Man YG, Borges V, Schedin P. Alternatively activated macrophages and collagen remodeling characterize the postpartum involuting mammary gland across species. Am J Pathol. 2010 Mar; 176(3):1241-55. PMID: 20110414; PMCID: PMC2832146.
    12. Monks J, Henson PM. Differentiation of the mammary epithelial cell during involution: implications for breast cancer. J Mammary Gland Biol Neoplasia. 2009 Jun; 14(2):159-70. PMID: 19408104.
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    13. Monks J, Smith-Steinhart C, Kruk ER, Fadok VA, Henson PM. Epithelial cells remove apoptotic epithelial cells during post-lactation involution of the mouse mammary gland. Biol Reprod. 2008 Apr; 78(4):586-94. PMID: 18057312.
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    14. Monks J. TGFbeta as a potential mediator of progesterone action in the mammary gland of pregnancy. J Mammary Gland Biol Neoplasia. 2007 Dec; 12(4):249-57. PMID: 18027075.
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    15. Monks J, Rosner D, Geske FJ, Lehman L, Hanson L, Neville MC, Fadok VA. Epithelial cells as phagocytes: apoptotic epithelial cells are engulfed by mammary alveolar epithelial cells and repress inflammatory mediator release. Cell Death Differ. 2005 Feb; 12(2):107-14. PMID: 15647754.
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    16. Monks J, Neville MC. Albumin transcytosis across the epithelium of the lactating mouse mammary gland. J Physiol. 2004 Oct 01; 560(Pt 1):267-80. PMID: 15297572; PMCID: PMC1665199.
    17. Geske FJ, Monks J, Lehman L, Fadok VA. The role of the macrophage in apoptosis: hunter, gatherer, and regulator. Int J Hematol. 2002 Jul; 76(1):16-26. PMID: 12138891.
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    18. Monks J, Geske FJ, Lehman L, Fadok VA. Do inflammatory cells participate in mammary gland involution? J Mammary Gland Biol Neoplasia. 2002 Apr; 7(2):163-76. PMID: 12463737.
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    19. Monks J, Huey PU, Hanson L, Eckel RH, Neville MC, Gavigan S. A lipoprotein-containing particle is transferred from the serum across the mammary epithelium into the milk of lactating mice. J Lipid Res. 2001 May; 42(5):686-96. PMID: 11352975.
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    20. Monks J, Neville MC. Vesicular transport of soluble substances into mouse milk. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2001; 501:257-63. PMID: 11787689.
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    21. Zhang P, Sawicki V, Lewis A, Hanson L, Monks J, Neville MC. The effect of serum iron concentration on iron secretion into mouse milk. J Physiol. 2000 Feb 01; 522 Pt 3:479-91. PMID: 10713971; PMCID: PMC2271065.
    22. Neville MC, Medina D, Monks J, Hovey RC. The mammary fat pad. J Mammary Gland Biol Neoplasia. 1998 Apr; 3(2):109-16. PMID: 10819521.
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    23. Neville MC, Chatfield K, Hansen L, Lewis A, Monks J, Nuijens J, Ollivier-Bousquet M, Schanbacher F, Sawicki V, Zhang P. Lactoferrin secretion into mouse milk. Development of secretory activity, the localization of lactoferrin in the secretory pathway, and interactions of lactoferrin with milk iron. Adv Exp Med Biol. 1998; 443:141-53. PMID: 9781353.
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