Choi, Y., Jeon, H., Akin, J., Brannstrom, M., Curry, T.E., Jo, M*. (2021). Ovulatory induction of ACE2, a receptor for SARS-COV-2, in human ovulatory follicles. Fertility and Sterility. 2021 Aug 11:S0015-0282(21)01932-4. 

Choi, Y., Jeon, H., Akin, J., Curry, T.E., Jo, M*. (2021). The FOS/AP-1 regulates granulosa cell metabolic activity, glycolysis, and cholesterol synthesis in human periovulatory granulosa cells.  Endocrinology. 2021 162(9) – An accompanying commentary article has been invited for this paper by editorial decision

Al-Alem, L., Puttabyatappa, M., Shrestha, Ketan., Choi, Y., Rosewell, K., Brannstrom, M., Akin, J., Jo, M., Duffy, D., Curry, T. (2021). Neurotensin: A Neuropeptide induced by hCG in the human and Rat ovary during the periovulatory period. Biology of Reproduction 104(6):1337-1346.


Lee-Thacker, S., Jeon, H., Choi, Y., Taniuchi, I., Takarada, T., Yoneda, Y., Ko, C., Jo, M*. (2020). Core binding factors are essential for ovulation, luteinization, and female fertility in mice. Scientific Reports 10(1):9921.


Estienne, A., Portela, V.M., Choi, Y., Zamberlam, G., Boerboom, D., Roussel, V., Meinsohn, M.C., Brännström, M., Curry, T.E. Jr., Jo, M., Price, C.A. (2019). The endogenous hydrogen sulfide generating system regulates ovulation. Free Radical Biology and Medicine 138:43-52.  

Duffy, D.M.#, Ko, C. #, Jo, M. #, Brännström, M. #, Curry, T.E. Jr#. (2019). Ovulation: parallels with inflammatory process. Endocrine Reviews 40(2):369-416. (# indicates equal contributor


Lee-Thacker, S., Choi, Y., Taniuchi, I., Takarada, T., Yoneda, Y., Ko, C., Jo, M*. (2018). Core binding factor β expression in ovarian granulosa cells is essential for female fertility.Endocrinology 159(5):2094-2109. 

Choi, Y., Rosewell, K., Brännström,  M., Akin, J., Curry, T.E., Jo, M*. (2018).  FOS, a critical downstream mediator of PGR and EGF-signaling necessary for ovulatory prostaglandins in the human ovary. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism 103(11):4241-4252.


Choi, Y., Park, J., Wilson, K., Rosewell, K., Brännström,  M., Akin, J., Curry, T.E., Jo, M*. (2017). The expression of CXCR4 is induced by the luteinizing hormone surge and mediated by progesterone receptors in human preovulatory granulosa cells.Biology of Reproduction  96(6):1256-1266.

Choi, Y., Wilson, K., Hannon, P.R., Rosewell, K., Brännström, M., Akin, J., Curry, T.E., Jo, M*. (2017).  Coordinated regulation among progesterone, prostaglandins, and EGF-like factors in human ovulatory follicles. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism 102(6):1971-1982.


Wilson, K., Park, J., Curry, T.E., Mishra, B., Gossen, J. Taniuchi, I., Jo, M*. (2016). Core binding factor β knockdown alters ovarian gene expression and function in the mouse. MolecularEndocrinology  30(7):733-747.


Mishra, B., Park, J.Y., Jo, M*. (2015). X-linked lymphocyte regulated gene 5c-like (Xlr5c-like): A novel target and mediator of progesterone action in granulosa cells from periovulatory rats. Molecular Cellular Endocrinology  5; 412:226-38.


Park, J.Y., Jang, H., Curry, T.E., Sakamoto, A., Jo, M*. (2013). Prostate androgen-regulated mucine-like protein 1: A novel regulator of progesterone metabolism. Molecular Endocrinology  27(11):1871-86.


Li, F., Jo, M., Curry, T.E. Jr., and Liu, J. (2012). Hormonal induction of polo-like kinases (Plks) and impact on cell cycle progression in the rat ovary. PLoS One  2012; 7(8):e41844.

Li, F., Jang, H., Jo, M., and Curry, T.E. Jr. (2012). Ovarian FAM110C (family with sequence similarity 110C):  Induction during the periovulatory period and regulation of granulosa cell cycle kinetics. Biology of Reproduction 22; 86(6):185.

Bridges, P.J., Jeong, M., Shim, S., Park, J.Y., Lee, J.E., Sapsford, L.A., Trudgen, K., Ko, C., Gye, M.C., and Jo, M*. (2012). Hematopoetic prostaglandin D synthase: An ESR1-dependent regulator of inflammatory gene expression in the mouse oviduct.  Endocrinology  153(4):1925-35.

Park, E.S., and Jo, M*. (2012). A role for RUNX2 as a transcriptional repressor in periovulatory granulosa cells. Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology 15;362(1-2):165-75.


Li, F., Liu, J., Jo, M., and Curry, T.E. Jr. (2011). A role for nuclear factor interleukin-3 (NFIL3), a critical transcriptional repressor, in down-regulation of periovulatory gene expression. Molecular Endocrinology 25(3):445-59.


Bridges, P.J., Jo, M., Al Alem, L., Na, G., Su, W., Gong, M.C., and Ko, C. (2010). Production and binding of endothelin-2 (EDN2) in the rat ovary at ovulation: Endothelin receptor subtype A (EDNRA) mediated contraction. Reproduction, Fertility and Development 22:780-787.

Liu, J., Park, E.S., Curry, T.E. Jr., Jo, M.* (2010). Periovulatory expression of hyaluronan and proteoglycan link protein 1 (Hapln1) in the rat ovary: Hormonal regulation and potential function. Molecular Endocrinology 24(6):1203-17.

Park, E.S., Lind, A.K., Dahm-Kähler, P., Brännström, M., Carletti, M.Z., Christenson, L.K., Curry, T.E. Jr., Jo, M.* (2010). RUNX2 transcription factor regulates gene expression in luteinizing granulosa cells of rat ovaries.  Molecular Endocrinology 24(4):846-58. 


Li, F., Liu, J., Park, E.S., Jo, M., and Curry, T.E., Jr. (2009). The B-Cell Translocation Gene (BTG) family in the rat ovary: Hormonal induction, regulation, and impact on cell cycle kinetics. Endocrinology 50(8):3894-902.

Liu, J., Park, E.S., Jo, M.* (2009). Runt-related transcription factor 1 regulates luteinized hormone-induced prostaglandin-endoperoxide synthase 2 expression in rat periovulatory granulosa cells. Endocrinology 150(7):3291-300.


Park, E.S., Choi, S., Muse, K.N., Curry, T.E. Jr., Jo, M.* (2008). Response gene to complement 32 expression is induced by the luteinizing hormone (L.H.) surge and regulated by LH-induced mediators in the rodent ovary. Endocrinology 149(6):3025-36.


Jo, M.*, Curry, T.E. Jr. (2006). Luteinizing hormone-induced RUNX1 regulates the expression of genes in granulosa cells of rat periovulatory follicles. Molecular Endocrinology 20(9):2156-72.


Gieske, M.C., Na, G.Y., Lee, E.J., Payne, C.E., Jo, M.*, Curry, T.E., Jr., Ko, C. (2005). Ovulation as an inflammatory reaction: Protection of ovarian tissue from damage. Journal of Endocrinology 186:303-313.


Jo, M.*, Gieske, M.C., Payne, C.E., Wheeler-Price, S.E., Gieske, J.B., Ignatius, I.V., Curry, T.E. Jr., Ko, C. (2004).  Development and Application of a Rat Ovarian Gene Expression Database (rOGED). Endocrinology 145(11):5384-96.

Jo, M.* and Curry, T.E. Jr. (2004). Regulation of matrix metalloproteinase-19 messenger RNA expression in the rat ovary. Biology of Reproduction 71(6):1796-806.

Jo, M.*, Thomas, L.E., Wheeler, S.E., Curry, T.E. Jr. (2004). Membrane type 1-matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-associated MMP-2 activation increases in the rat ovary in response to an ovulatory dose of human chorionic gonadotropin. Biology of Reproduction 70(4):1024-32.     


Jo, M.* and Fortune, J.E. (2003). The effects of the gonadotropin surge on oxytocin and oxytocin receptor expression in bovine preovulatory follicles. Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology 28; 200(1-2):31-43.


Jo, M.*, Komar, C.K., and Fortune, J.E. (2002). The gonadotropin surge upregulates the expression of progesterone receptor in bovine periovulatory follicles. Biology of Reproduction 67(6):1981-1988.

Jo, M.* and Fortune, J.E. (2002). Oxytocin inhibits LH-stimulated production of androstenedione by bovine theca cells. Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology 1; 88 (1-2) 151-159.


Zhang, T., Choy, M., Jo, M., Roberson, MS. (2001). Structural organization of the rat mitogen-activated protein kinase phosphatase 2 gene. Gene 25: 273 (1) 71-79.