Catherine E. Ovitt, Ph.D.

Catherine E. Ovitt, Ph.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 611
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 275-2920
Fax: (585) 276-0190
Lab: (585) 273-3076

Journal Articles

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2016 Dec 27
Shubin AD, Felong TJ, Schutrum BE, Joe DS, Ovitt CE, Benoit DS. "Encapsulation of primary salivary gland cells in enzymatically degradable poly(ethylene glycol) hydrogels promotes acinar cell characteristics." Acta biomaterialia. 2016 Dec 27; Epub 2016 Dec 27.
Weng, PL; Vinjamuri, M; Ovitt, CE. "Ascl3 transcription factor marks a distinct progenitor lineage for non-neuronal support cells in the olfactory epithelium." Scientific Reports. 2016; 6: 38199. Link
Maruyama EO, Aure MH, Xie X, Myal Y, Gan L, Ovitt CE. "Cell-Specific Cre Strains For Genetic Manipulation in Salivary Glands." PloS one. 2016 11(1):e0146711. Epub 2016 Jan 11.
2015 Nov
Aure MH, Arany S, Ovitt CE. "Salivary Glands: Stem Cells, Self-duplication, or Both?" Journal of dental research. 2015 Nov; 94(11):1502-7. Epub 2015 Aug 18.
2015 Jun
Shubin AD, Felong T, Graunke D, Ovitt CE, Benoit D. "Development of poly(ethylene glycol) hydrogels for salivary gland tissue engineering applications." Tissue engineering. Part A. 2015 Jun; 21(11-12):1733-51. Epub 2015 Apr 17.
2015 Apr 20
Aure MH, Konieczny SF, Ovitt CE. "Salivary gland homeostasis is maintained through acinar cell self-duplication." Developmental cell. 2015 Apr 20; 33(2):231-7. Epub 2015 Apr 02.
2013 Jun
Arany S, Benoit DS, Dewhurst S, Ovitt CE. "Nanoparticle-mediated gene silencing confers radioprotection to salivary glands in vivo." Molecular therapy : the journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy. 2013 Jun; 21(6):1182-94. Epub 2013 Mar 19.
2012 Jun
Arany S, Xu Q, Hernady E, Benoit DS, Dewhurst S, Ovitt CE. "Pro-apoptotic gene knockdown mediated by nanocomplexed siRNA reduces radiation damage in primary salivary gland cultures." Journal of cellular biochemistry. 2012 Jun; 113(6):1955-65.
2012 May
Rugel-Stahl A, Elliott ME, Ovitt CE. "Ascl3 marks adult progenitor cells of the mouse salivary gland." Stem cell research. 2012 May; 8(3):379-87. Epub 2012 Jan 31.
2011 May 15
Arany S, Catalán MA, Roztocil E, Ovitt CE. "Ascl3 knockout and cell ablation models reveal complexity of salivary gland maintenance and regeneration." Developmental biology. 2011 May 15; 353(2):186-93. Epub 2011 Mar 04.
2011 May
Lan Y, Liu H, Ovitt CE, Jiang R. "Generation of Osr1 conditional mutant mice." Genesis : the journal of genetics and development. 2011 May; 49(5):419-22. Epub 2011 Apr 02.
2010 Oct
Liu W, Watson SS, Lan Y, Keene DR, Ovitt CE, Liu H, Schweitzer R, Jiang R. "The atypical homeodomain transcription factor Mohawk controls tendon morphogenesis." Molecular and cellular biology. 2010 Oct; 30(20):4797-807. Epub 2010 Aug 09.
2009 Apr 15
Gao Y, Lan Y, Ovitt CE, Jiang R. "Functional equivalence of the zinc finger transcription factors Osr1 and Osr2 in mouse development." Developmental biology. 2009 Apr 15; 328(2):200-9. Epub 2009 Jan 14.
2008 Aug 1
Bullard T, Koek L, Roztocil E, Kingsley PD, Mirels L, Ovitt CE. "Ascl3 expression marks a progenitor population of both acinar and ductal cells in mouse salivary glands." Developmental biology. 2008 Aug 1; 320(1):72-8. Epub 2008 Apr 23.
2007 Oct
Lan Y, Wang Q, Ovitt CE, Jiang R. "A unique mouse strain expressing Cre recombinase for tissue-specific analysis of gene function in palate and kidney development." Genesis : the journal of genetics and development. 2007 Oct; 45(10):618-24.
2007 Aug
Chen J, Bush JO, Ovitt CE, Lan Y, Jiang R. "The TGF-beta pseudoreceptor gene Bambi is dispensable for mouse embryonic development and postnatal survival." Genesis : the journal of genetics and development. 2007 Aug; 45(8):482-6.
2007 Jun
Nakamoto T, Srivastava A, Romanenko VG, Ovitt CE, Perez-Cornejo P, Arreola J, Begenisich T, Melvin JE. "Functional and molecular characterization of the fluid secretion mechanism in human parotid acinar cells." American journal of physiology. Regulatory, integrative and comparative physiology. 2007 Jun; 292(6):R2380-90. Epub 2007 Mar 08.
2004 Nov 12
Begenisich T, Nakamoto T, Ovitt CE, Nehrke K, Brugnara C, Alper SL, Melvin JE. "Physiological roles of the intermediate conductance, Ca2+-activated potassium channel Kcnn4." The Journal of biological chemistry. 2004 Nov 12; 279(46):47681-7. Epub 2004 Sep 03.
2004 Jul
Lan Y, Ovitt CE, Cho ES, Maltby KM, Wang Q, Jiang R. "Odd-skipped related 2 (Osr2) encodes a key intrinsic regulator of secondary palate growth and morphogenesis." Development. 2004 Jul; 131(13):3207-16. Epub 2004 Jun 02.
2004 Feb
Schmidt D, Ovitt CE, Anlag K, Fehsenfeld S, Gredsted L, Treier AC, Treier M. "The murine winged-helix transcription factor Foxl2 is required for granulosa cell differentiation and ovary maintenance." Development. 2004 Feb; 131(4):933-42. Epub 2004 Jan 21.
2001 Apr
Ronfani L, Ferraguti M, Croci L, Ovitt CE, Schöler HR, Consalez GG, Bianchi ME. "Reduced fertility and spermatogenesis defects in mice lacking chromosomal protein Hmgb2." Development. 2001 Apr; 128(8):1265-73.
1998 Aug
De Felice M, Ovitt C, Biffali E, Rodriguez-Mallon A, Arra C, Anastassiadis K, Macchia PE, Mattei MG, Mariano A, Schöler H, Macchia V, Di Lauro R. "A mouse model for hereditary thyroid dysgenesis and cleft palate." Nature genetics. 1998 Aug; 19(4):395-8.
1998 Jan
Brehm A, Ovitt CE, Schöler HR. "Oct-4: more than just a POUerful marker of the mammalian germline?" APMIS : acta pathologica, microbiologica, et immunologica Scandinavica. 1998 Jan; 106(1):114-24; discussion 124-6.
1997 Dec 1
Bertocchini F, Ovitt CE, Conti A, Barone V, Schöler HR, Bottinelli R, Reggiani C, Sorrentino V. "Requirement for the ryanodine receptor type 3 for efficient contraction in neonatal skeletal muscles." The EMBO journal. 1997 Dec 1; 16(23):6956-63.
1996 Mar
Yeom YI, Fuhrmann G, Ovitt CE, Brehm A, Ohbo K, Gross M, Hübner K, Schöler HR. "Germline regulatory element of Oct-4 specific for the totipotent cycle of embryonal cells." Development. 1996 Mar; 122(3):881-94.
1994 Aug 1
Ludwig T, Munier-Lehmann H, Bauer U, Hollinshead M, Ovitt C, Lobel P, Hoflack B. "Differential sorting of lysosomal enzymes in mannose 6-phosphate receptor-deficient fibroblasts." The EMBO journal. 1994 Aug 1; 13(15):3430-7.
1993 Dec 15
Ludwig T, Ovitt CE, Bauer U, Hollinshead M, Remmler J, Lobel P, Rüther U, Hoflack B. "Targeted disruption of the mouse cation-dependent mannose 6-phosphate receptor results in partial missorting of multiple lysosomal enzymes." The EMBO journal. 1993 Dec 15; 12(13):5225-35.
Wang ZQ, Ovitt C, Grigoriadis AE, Möhle-Steinlein U, Rüther U, Wagner EF. "Bone and haematopoietic defects in mice lacking c-fos." Nature. 1992 360(6406):741-5.
1987 May 29
Seetharam S, Ovitt C, Strauss AW, Rubin D, Alpers DH. "Fat feeding stimulates only one of the two mRNAs encoding rat intestinal membranous and secreted alkaline phosphatase." Biochemical and biophysical research communications. 1987 May 29; 145(1):363-8.
1986 Jun
Ovitt CE, Strauss AW, Alpers DH, Chou JY, Boime I. "Expression of different-sized placental alkaline phosphatase mRNAs in placenta and choriocarcinoma cells." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 1986 Jun; 83(11):3781-5.
1983 Oct 10
Policastro P, Ovitt CE, Hoshina M, Fukuoka H, Boothby MR, Boime I. "The beta subunit of human chorionic gonadotropin is encoded by multiple genes." The Journal of biological chemistry. 1983 Oct 10; 258(19):11492-9.


Ovitt Ce; Scholer HR.. "The molecular biology of Oct-4 in the early mouse embryo". Molecular Human Redproduction. : Molecular Human Reproduction, 1998. 1021-31
Ovitt, C.E.;Yeom, Y.I.; Schöler, H.R.. "Transgenic analysis of embryonic expression using LacZ as a reporter.". Microinjection and Transgenesis. Strategies and protocols.. Cid-Arregui, A.; García-Carrancá. Heidelberg, Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 1998. 427-437
Brehm, A.; Ovitt, C.E.; Schöler, H.R.. "Oct-4: more than just a POUerful marker of the mammalian germline?". APMIS. : APMIS, 1998. 114-126
Ovitt, C.E.; Rüther, U.. "The proto-oncogene c-fos: structure, expression and functional aspects.". Oxf. Surv. Eukaryot.. : Genes, 1989. 33-51