Selected Publications

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Research Articles (2013 – present)

  • Mogha A, Harty BL, Carlin D, Joseph J, Sanchez NE, Suter U, Piao X, Cavalli V, Monk KR (2016) Gpr126/Adgrg6 has Schwann cell autonomous and nonautonomous functions in peripheral nerve injury and repair. J Neurosci 36:12351-67.
  • Salzman GS, Ackerman SD, Ding C, Koide A, Leon K, Luo R, Stoveken HM, Fernandez CG, Tall GG, Piao X, Monk KR, Koide S, Araç D (2016) Structural basis for regulation of GPR56/ADGRG1 by its alternatively spliced extracellular domains. Neuron 91:1292-304.
  • Küffer A*, Lakkaraju AK*, Mogha A, Petersen SC, Airich K, Doucerain C, Marpakwar R, Bakrici P, Senatore A, Monnard A, Schiaci C, Nuvolone M, Grosshans B, Hornemann S, Bassilana F, Monk KR, Aguzzi A (2016) The prion protein is an agonistic ligand of the G protein-coupled receptor Adgrg6. Nature 536:464-8. *Featured in the Washington University Record.
  • Karner C, Long F, Solnica-Krezel L, Monk KR, Gray RS (2015) Gpr126/Adgrg6 deletion in cartilage models idiopathic scoliosis and pectus excavatum in mice. Hum Mol Genet 24:4364-73. *Featured cover article.
  • Harty BL, Krishnan A, Sanchez NE, Schiöth HB, Monk KR (2015). Defining the gene repertoire and spatiotemporal expression profiles of adhesion G protein-coupled receptors in zebrafish. BMC Genomics 16:62.
  • Petersen SC*, Luo R*, Liebscher I*, Giera S, Jeong SJ, Mogha A, Ghidinelli M, Feltri ML, Schöneberg T, Piao X*, Monk KR* (2015). The adhesion GPCR GPR126 has distinct, domain-dependent functions in Schwann cell development mediated by interaction with Laminin-211. Neuron 85:755-69. *Featured cover article.
  • Ackerman SD, Garcia C, Piao X, Gutmann DH, Monk KR (2015). The adhesion GPCR Gpr56 regulates oligodendrocyte development via interactions with Gα12/13 and RhoA. Nat Commun. 6:6122. *Featured in the Washington University Record.
  • Giera S*, Deng Y*, Luo R*, Ackerman SD, Mogha A, Monk KR, Ying Y, Jeong SJ, Makinoden M, Bialas AR, Chang BS, Stevens B, Gorfas G, Piao X (2015). The adhesion G protein-coupled receptor GPR56 is a cell-autonomous regulator of oligodendrocyte development. Nat Commun6:6121.
  • Liebscher I*, Schön J*, Petersen SC, Fischer L, Auerbach N, Demberg LM, Mogha A, Cöster M, Simon KU, Rothemund S, Monk KR, Schöneberg T (2014). A tethered agonist within the ectodomain activates the adhesion G protein-coupled receptors GPR126 and GPR133. Cell Rep. 9:2018-26.
  • Mogha A, Benesh AE, Patra C, Engel FB, Schöneberg T, Liebscher I, Monk KR (2013). Gpr126 functions in Schwann cells to control differentiation and myelination via G-protein activation. J Neurosci. 33: 17976-85. *Featured in “This Week in the Journal.”
  • Patra C, van Amerongen MJ, Ghosh S, Ricciardi F, Sajjad A, Novoyatleva T, Mogha A, Monk KR, Mühlfeld C, Engel FB (2013). Organ-specific function of adhesion G protein-coupled receptor GPR126 is domain-dependent. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 110: 16898-903.

Selected Reviews

  • Mogha A, D’Rozario M, Monk KR (2016) G protein-coupled receptors in myelinating glia. Trends Pharmacol Sci 37:977-87.
  • Langenhan T, Piao X, Monk KR (2016) Adhesion G protein-coupled receptors in nervous system development and disease. Nat Rev Neurosci 17:550-61.
  • Ackerman SD and Monk KR (2016) The scales and tales of myelination: using zebrafish and mouse to study myelinating glia. Brain Res 1641:79-91.
  • Petersen SC* and Monk KR* (2015) Neurobiology: myelin goes where the action is. Curr Biol 25:R562-5.
  • Monk KR, Feltri ML, Taveggia C (2015) New insights on Schwann cell development. Glia 63:1376-93.