Francisco Diaz

Associate Professor of Reproductive Biology

Francisco Diaz

Research Summary

Ovarian physiology. Role of SMAD-mediated signaling in follicular and female germ cell (oocyte) development.

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Publication Tags

Oocytes Zinc Proteins Germ Cells Antigens Spermatogenesis Genes Mitochondrial Dna Messenger Rna Granulosa Cells Neoplasms Testis Swine Contraceptive Agents Screening Corpus Luteum Mutation Microfluidics Ovulation Fluorescence Cumulus Cells Reproduction Fertility Ovary Mice

Most Recent Papers

Role of zinc in female reproduction

Tyler Bruce Garner, James Malcolm Hester, Allison Carothers, Francisco J. Diaz, 2021, Biology of Reproduction on p. 976-994

Age-related accumulation of de novo mitochondrial mutations in mammalian oocytes and somatic tissues

Barbara Arbeithuber, James Hester, Marzia A. Cremona, Nicholas Stoler, Arslan Zaidi, Bonnie Higgins, Kate Anthony, Francesca Chiaromonte, Francisco J. Diaz, Kateryna D. Makova, 2020, PLoS Biology

Deletion of the mouse X-linked Prame gene causes germ cell reduction in spermatogenesis

Chen Lu, Mingyao Yang, Randall M. Rossi, Aihua Wang, Weber B. Feitosa, Francisco J. Diaz, Wan Sheng Liu, 2020, Molecular Reproduction and Development on p. 666-679

Duplex sequencing uncovers age-related increase in the frequency of de novo indels in mouse mitochondrial DNA.

E Torres-Gonzalez, B Arbeithuber, James Hester, M Cremona, N Stoler, B Higgins, K Anthony, F Chiaromonte, Francisco Diaz, K Makova, 2020,

Ovulatory signals alter granulosa cell behavior through YAP1 signaling

Tianyanxin Sun, Francisco J. Diaz, 2019, Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology

A Multiwell Microfluidic Device for Analyzing and Screening Nonhormonal Contraceptive Agents

Hui Li, Tyler Garner, Francisco Diaz, Pak Kin Wong, 2019, Small

Metformin Alters Granulosa Cell FSH-Responsiveness in Preovulatory and Prehierarchal Follicles in Broiler Breeder Hens.

Evelyn Weaver, A Johnson, Francisco Diaz, R Ramachandran, 2019,

Cross-species transcriptome analysis of oocyte maturation.

Tyler Garner, Francisco Diaz, 2019,

Integrative Genomic Analysis of Ribosomal DNA in the Mouse Oocyte and Early Embryo

Tyler Garner, Francisco Diaz, 2019,

Deletion of the Mouse X-Linked Prame Gene Causes Germ Cell Reduction During the First Wave of Spermatogenesis.

W Liu, C Lu, R Rossi, A Wang, M Yang, Francisco Diaz, 2018,

Most-Cited Papers

Acute dietary zinc deficiency before conception compromises oocyte epigenetic programming and disrupts embryonic development

X. Tian, F. J. Diaz, 2013, Developmental Biology on p. 51-61

Zinc depletion causes multiple defects in ovarian function during the periovulatory period in mice

X. Tian, Francisco J. Diaz, 2012, Endocrinology on p. 873-886

Preconception zinc deficiency disrupts postimplantation fetal and placental development in mice

Xi Tian, Kate Anthony, Thomas Neuberger, Francisco J. Diaz, 2014, Biology of Reproduction on p. 1-12

Gonadotropin-releasing hormone, estradiol, and inhibin regulation of follicle-stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone surges

James M. Haughian, O. J. Ginther, Francisco J. Diaz, Milo C. Wiltbank, 2013, Biology of Reproduction

Oocyte-cumulus cell interactions regulate free intracellular zinc in mouse oocytes

R. S. Lisle, K. Anthony, M. A. Randall, F. J. Diaz, 2013, Reproduction on p. 381-390

Lats1 deletion causes increased germ cell apoptosis and follicular cysts in mouse ovaries

Tianyanxin Sun, Melissa E. Pepling, Francisco J. Diaz, 2015, Biology of Reproduction

Prostaglandin F2α Regulation of mRNA for activating protein 1 transcriptional factors in porcine corpora lutea (CL): Lack of induction of JUN and JUND in CL without luteolytic capacity

F. J. Diaz, W. Luo, M. C. Wiltbank, 2013, Domestic Animal Endocrinology on p. 98-108

Differential Expression of PRAMEL1, a Cancer/Testis Antigen, during Spermatogenesis in the Mouse

Bhavesh V. Mistry, Yaqi Zhao, Ti Cheng Chang, Hiroshi Yasue, Mitsuru Chiba, Jon Oatley, Francisco Diaz, Wan Sheng Liu, 2013, PLoS One on p. e60611

Zinc deficiency reduces fertility in C. elegans hermaphrodites and disrupts oogenesis and meiotic progression

James Hester, Wendy Hanna-Rose, Francisco Diaz, 2017, Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology - C Toxicology and Pharmacology on p. 203-209

Ovulatory signals alter granulosa cell behavior through YAP1 signaling

Tianyanxin Sun, Francisco J. Diaz, 2019, Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology