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Mary Kearns-Jonker, PhD
Associate Professor, Pathology and Human Anatomy
School of Medicine
Member, Faculty of Graduate Studies
Publications    Scholarly Journals--Published
  • Fuentes TI, Appleby NA, Raya M, Bailey LB, Hasaniya L, Kearns-Jonker M. Microgravity exerts an age-dependent effect on the differentiation of cardiovascular progenitors isolated from the human heart. PLOS One Jul 10;10(7):e0132378. 2015.

    ( 7/2015 )
  • Stewart JM, Chen Y, Fuentes TI, Appleby N, Tarantal AF, Salvaris E, Cowan P, d’Apice A, and  Kearns-Jonker M. “Anti-nonGal specific combination treatment with an anti-idiotypic Ab and an inhibitory small molecule mitigates the xenoantibody response”,  Xenotransplantation,  May ; 21(3) 254-66, 2014. PMID: 24635144 ( 5/2014 )
  • Chen Y, Stewart J, Gunthart M, Salvaris EJ, Hawthorne WJ, O’Connell PJ, Nottle MB, d’Apice AJF, Cowan PJ, and Kearns-Jonker M. Xenoantibody Response to Porcine Islet Cell Transplantation to Baboons using GalTKO, CD 55, CD59, and Fucosyl-Transferase Multiple Transgenic Donors, Xenotransplantation, May;21(3):244-53. 2014 PMID: 24625827   Xenotransplantation 2014 May;21(3):244-53. doi: 10.1111/xen.12091. Epub 2014 Mar 20. PMID:24645827 ( 5/2014 )
  • JM Stewart, AF Tarantal, WJ Hawthorne, EJ Salvaris, PJ O’Connell, MB Nottle, AJF d’Apice, PJ Cowan and M Kearns-Jonker.  “Rhesus monkeys and baboons develop FVIII inhibitors in response to GTKO endothelial cells and porcine islets” Xenotransplantation, 2014 May 8. doi: 10.1111/xen.12100. [Epub ahead of print]PMID:24806998 ( 5/2014 )
  • Fuentes T, Appleby N, Tsay E, Bailey L, Hasaniya N, and Kearns-Jonker M. Human Neonatal Cardiovascular Progenitors: Unlocking the Secret to Regenerative Ability

    ( 5/2013 )
  • Su RJ, Baylink DJ, Neises A, Meng X, Kiroyan JB, Payne KJ, Duan Y, Tschudy-Seney B, Appleby N, Kearns-Jonker M, Gridley DS, Wang J, William Lau KH, Zhang XB. Efficient Generation of Integration-Free iPS Cells from Human Adult Peripheral Blood Using BCL-XL Together With Yamanaka Factors Plos One, May 21;8(5):e64496, 2013 PMID: 23704989 ( 5/2013 )
  • Fuentes T.I. and Kearns-Jonker M.  Endogenous cardiac stem cells for the treatment of heart failure. Stem Cells and Cloning: Adv and Apps, 2013:6,1 – 12



    ( 3/2013 )
  • Hou X, Appleby N, Fuentes T, Longo LD, Bailey LL, Hasaniya N and Kearns-Jonker M. Isolation, characterization and spatial distribution of cardiac progenitor cells in the sheep heart.  J of Clinical and Experimental Cardiology   2012, 3:6.

    ( 10/2012 )
  • Evans, JM, Navarro S, Doki T, Stewart JM, Mitsuhashi N, and Kearns-Jonker M.  Gene transfer of hemeoxygenase 1 using adeno-associated virus serotype 6 vector prolongs cardiac allograft survival.J Transplantation; 2012, Article ID 740653

    ( 5/2012 )
  • Kearns-Jonker M , Dai W, Gunthart M, Fuentes T, Yeh Hsiao-Yun, Gerczuk P, Pera M, Mummery C, and Kloner RA. Genetically Engineered Mesenchymal Stem Cells Influence Gene Expression in Donor Cardiomyocytes and the Recipient Heart J Stem Cell Res and Therapy, 2012,  S1-S8 ( 1/2012 )
  • Kearns-Jonker M, Dai W and Kloner RA. Stem Cells for the Treatment of Heart Failure. Current Opinion in Molecular Therapeutics 12 (4): 432-441, 2010. ( 7/2010 - 12/2010 )
  Scholarly Journals--Accepted
  • Stewart JM, TarantalAF, HawthorneWF, SalvarisEJ, O’ConnellPJ, Nottle MB, d’ApiceAJF, CowanPJ, and Kearns-Jonker MK. Clinically relevant small molecules inhibit anti-non-Gal IgM xenoantibody elicited in multiple pig-to-primate models of xenotransplantation. Xenotransplantation in press

    ( 7/2015 )