Philip Smallwood

Research Technologist
(410) 955-4678
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Selected Publications:
Peng X, Williams J, Smallwood PM, Nathans J. (2019) Defining the binding interface of Amyloid Precursor Protein (APP) and Contactin3 (CNTN3) by site-directed mutagenesis. PLoS ONE 14(7):e0219384. [ link ] [ pdf ]
Cho, C., Wang, Y., Smallwood, P.M., Williams, J., Nathans, J. (2019) Molecular determinants in Frizzled, Reck, and Wnt7a for ligand-specific signaling in neurovascular development.  eLife 8: e47300. [ pdf ]
Cho C., Wang Y., Smallwood P.M., Williams J., Nathans J. (2019) Dlg1 activates beta-catenin signaling to regulate retinal angiogenesis and the blood-retina and blood-brain barriers. eLife 2019;8:e45542 doi: 10.7554/eLife.45542. [ link ] [ pdf ]
Wang, Y., Cho, C., Williams, J., Smallwood, P.M., Zhang, C.,  Junge, H.J., and Nathans, J. (2018) Interplay of the Norrin and Wnt7a/Wnt7b signaling systems in blood-brain barrier and blood-retina barrier development and maintenance. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 15: E11827-E11836. [ pdf ]
Peng, X., Emiliani, F., Smallwood, P.M., Rattner, A., Lei, H., Sabbagh, M.F., and Nathans, J.  (2018) Affinity capture of polyribosomes followed by RNAseq (ACAPseq), a discovery platform for protein-protein interactions.  eLife 7: e40982. [ pdf ]
Chang, H., Smallwood, P.M., Williams, J., and Nathans, J. (2017) Intramembrane proteolysis of Astrotactins.  Journal of Biological Chemistry 292: 3506-3516. [ pdf ]
Cho, C., Smallwood, P.M., Nathans, J. (2017) Reck and Gpr124 Are Essential Receptor Cofactors for Wnt7a/Wnt7b-Specific Signaling in Mammalian CNS Angiogenesis and Blood-Brain Barrier Regulation. Neuron 95 (5): 1056-1076 [ pdf ]
Chang, H., Smallwood, P.M., Williams, J., and Nathans, J. (2016) The spatio-temporal domains of Frizzled6 action in planar polarity control of hair follicle orientation. Developmental Biology 409: 181-193. [ pdf ]
Chang, H., Cahill, H., Smallwood, P.M., Wang, Y., and Nathans, J. (2015) Identification of Astrotactin2 as a genetic modifier that regulates the global orientation of mammalian hair follicles. PLOS Genetics 11: e1005532. [ pdf ]