Publications list for Professor Frank Lovicu

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  • Dawes, L., Sugiyama, Y., Lovicu, F., Harris, C., Shelley, E., McAvoy, J. (2014), Interactions between lens epithelial and fiber cells reveal an intrinsic self-assembly mechanism. Developmental Biology. 385(2), 291-303. [Abstract]


  • Sugiyama, Y., Shelley, E., Wen, L., Stump, R., Shimono, A., Lovicu, F., McAvoy, J. (2013), Sfrp1 and Sfrp2 are not involved in Wnt/β-catenin signal silencing during lens induction but are required for maintenance of Wnt/β-catenin signaling in lens epithelial cells. Developmental Biology. 384(2), 181-193. [Abstract]
  • Wang, C., Dawes, L., Liu, Y., Wen, L., Lovicu, F., McAvoy, J. (2013), Dexamethasone influences fgf-induced responses in lens epithelial explants and promotes the posterior capsule coverage that is a feature of glucocorticoid-induced cataract. Experimental Eye Research. 111, 79-87. [Abstract]
  • Dawes, L., Sugiyama, Y., Tanedo, A., Lovicu, F., McAvoy, J. (2013), Wnt-frizzled signaling is part of an FGF-induced cascade that promotes lens fiber differentiation. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science. 54(3), 1582-1590. [Abstract]


  • Madakashira, B., Kobrinski, D., Hancher, A., Arneman, E., Wagner, B., Wang, F., Shin, H., Lovicu, F., Reneker, L., Robinson, M. (2012), Frs2α enhances fibroblast growth factor-mediated survival and differentiation in lens development. Development. 139(24), 4601-4612. [Abstract]
  • Cheung, F., Lovicu, F., Reichardt, J. (2012), Current progress in using vitamin D and its analogs for cancer prevention and treatment. Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy. 12(6), 811-837. [Abstract]
  • Shin, E., Basson, M., Robinson, M., McAvoy, J., Lovicu, F. (2012), Sprouty is a negative regulator of Transforming Growth Factor β-induced epithelial to mesenchymal transition and cataract. Molecular Medicine. 18(1), 861-873. [Abstract]


  • Kallifatidis, G., Boros, J., Shin, E., McAvoy, J., Lovicu, F. (2011), The fate of dividing cells during lens morphogenesis, differentiation and growth. Experimental eye research. 92(6), 502-11. [Abstract]
  • Lovicu, F., McAvoy, J., de Iongh, R. (2011), Understanding the role of growth factors in embryonic development: insights from the lens. Royal Society of London. Philosophical Transactions B. Biological Sciences. 366(1568), 1204-1218. [Abstract]
  • Sugiyama, Y., Lovicu, F., McAvoy, J. (2011), Planar cell polarity in the mammalian eye lens. Organogenesis. 7(3), 191-201. [Abstract]


  • Alibardi, L., Lovicu, F. (2010), Immunolocalization of FGF1 and FGF2 in the regenerating tail of the lizard Lampropholis guichenoti: Implications for FGFs as trophic factors in lizard tail regeneration. Acta histochemica. 112(5), 459-73. [Abstract]
  • Wang, Q., McAvoy, J., Lovicu, F. (2010), Growth factor signaling in vitreous humour-induced lens fiber differentiation. Investigative ophthalmology & visual science. 51(7), 3599-610. [Abstract]
  • Newitt, P., Boros, J., Madakashira, B., Robinson, M., Reneker, L., McAvoy, J., Lovicu, F. (2010), Sef is a negative regulator of fiber cell differentiation in the ocular lens. Differentiation; research in biological diversity. 80(1), 53-67. [Abstract]
  • Sugiyama, Y., Stump, R., Nguyen, A., Wen, L., Chen, Y., Wang, Y., Murdoch, J., Lovicu, F., McAvoy, J. (2010), Secreted frizzled-related protein disrupts PCP in eye lens fiber cells that have polarised primary cilia. Developmental biology. 338(2), 193-201. [Abstract]
  • West-Mays, J., Pino, G., Lovicu, F. (2010), Development and use of the lens epithelial explant system to study lens differentiation and cataractogenesis. Progress in Retinal and Eye Research. 29(2), 135-143. [Abstract]


  • Chong, C., Stump, R., Lovicu, F., McAvoy, J. (2009), TGFbeta promotes Wnt expression during cataract development. Experimental eye research. 88(0), 307-13. [Abstract]
  • Iyengar, L., Patkunanathan, B., McAvoy, J., Lovicu, F. (2009), Growth factors involved in aqueous humour-induced lens cell proliferation. Growth factors (Chur, Switzerland). 27(1), 50-62. [Abstract]
  • Wang, Q., Stump, R., McAvoy, J., Lovicu, F. (2009), MAPK/ERK1/2 and PI3-kinase signalling pathways are required for vitreous-induced lens fibre cell differentiation. Experimental eye research. 88(0), 293-306. [Abstract]


  • Chen, Y., Stump, R., Lovicu, F., Shimono, A., McAvoy, J. (2008), Wnt signaling is required for organization of the lens fiber cell cytoskeleton and development of lens three-dimensional architecture. Developmental biology. 324(1), 161-76. [Abstract]
  • O'Connor, M., Wederell, E., de Iongh, R., Lovicu, F., McAvoy, J. (2008), Generation of transparency and cellular organization in lens explants. Experimental eye research. 86(5), 734-745. [Abstract]
  • Lovicu, F., McAvoy, J. (2008), Epithelial explants and their application to study developmental processes in the lens. In: Animal Models in Eye Research. (pp.0).United States: Academic Press.