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.

Huck Affiliations

Links

Publication Tags

Oocytes Zinc Messenger Rna Corpus Luteum Proteins Progesterone Swine Dinoprost Cumulus Cells Granulosa Cells Diet Chelating Agents Embryonic Development Estradiol Microfluidics Placentation Luteinizing Hormone Cell Communication Screening Follicle Stimulating Hormone Contraceptive Agents Fetal Development Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone Inhibins Epigenomics

Most Recent Papers

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 Javier Diaz, Pak Kin Wong, 2019, Small

Transition Metal Chelator Induces Progesterone Production in Mouse Cumulus-Oocyte Complexes and Corpora Lutea

X. Tian, K. Anthony, Francisco J. Diaz, 2017, Biological Trace Element Research on p. 374-383

A novel testis-specific protein, PRAMEY, is involved in spermatogenesis in cattle

Wan Sheng Liu, Yaqi Zhao, Chen Lu, Gang Ning, Yun Ma, Francisco Diaz, Michael O'Connor, 2017, Reproduction on p. 847-863

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 Part - C: Toxicology and Pharmacology on p. 203-209

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

Preconception zinc deficiency disrupts postimplantation fetal and placental development in mice

Xi Tian, Kate Anthony, Thomas Neuberger, Francisco Javier Diaz, 2014, Biology of reproduction

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

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

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

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

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 Javier Diaz, 2012, Endocrinology on p. 873-886

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

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

Localization of phosphorylated SMAD proteins in granulosa cells, oocytes and oviduct of female mice

X. Tian, A. N. Halfhill, Francisco Javier Diaz, 2010, Gene Expression Patterns on p. 105-112

Preconception zinc deficiency disrupts postimplantation fetal and placental development in mice

Xi Tian, Kate Anthony, Thomas Neuberger, Francisco Javier Diaz, 2014, 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

Effect of decreasing intraluteal progesterone on sensitivity of the early porcine corpus luteum to the luteolytic actions of prostaglandin f2alpha

Francisco J. Diaz, Wenxiang Luo, Milo C. Wiltbank, 2011, Biology of reproduction on p. 26-33

Prostaglandin F2α Regulation of mRNA for activating protein 1 transcriptional factors in porcine corpora lutea (CL)

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

Early avian follicular development is characterized by changes in transcripts involved in steroidogenesis, paracrine signaling and transcription

Francisco J. Diaz, Kate Anthony, Ashley N. Halfhill, 2011, Molecular reproduction and development on p. 212-223

Induction of mRNA for chemokines and chemokine receptors by prostaglandin F<sub>2α</sub> is dependent upon stage of the porcine corpus luteum and intraluteal progesterone

Wenxiang Luo, Francisco Javier Diaz, Milo C. Wiltbank, 2011, Endocrinology on p. 2797-2805