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Katherine E. Vest, PhD

Assistant Professor

Molecular & Cellular Biosciences | College of Medicine

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship: Emory University
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship: Emory University School of Medicine
  • Doctoral Degree: Auburn University (Biology)
  • Bachelor of Science: Auburn University (Microbiology)
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Research Interests

Molecular Biology, RNA Biology, Skeletal Muscle Regeneration, Trace Element Homeostasis

Peer Reviewed Publications

Bischoff, Megan E; Shamsaei, Behrouz; Yang, Juechen; Secic, Dina; Vemuri, Bhargav; Reisz, Julie A; D'Alessandro, Angelo; Bartolacci, Caterina; Adamczak, Rafal; Schmidt, Lucas; Wang, Jiang; Martines, Amelia; Biesiada, Jacek; Vest, Katherine E; Scaglioni, Pier P; Plas, David R; Patra, Krushna C; Gulati, Shuchi; Figueroa, Julio A Landero; Meller, Jarek; Cunningham, J Tom; Czyzyk-Krzeska, Maria F 2024. Copper drives remodeling of metabolic state and progression of clear cell renal cell carcinoma. bioRxiv : the preprint server for biology, ,

Padilla-Benavides, Teresita; Vest, Katherine E; Campos-Parra, Alma D; Raimunda, Daniel 2023. Editorial: Novel approaches to study metals in molecular biology. Frontiers in molecular biosciences, 10 , 1167896

Whitlow, Thomas J; Zhang, Yu; Ferguson, Nathan; Perez, Alexandra M; Patel, Hemchandra; Link-Kemp, Josephine A; Larson, Ethan M; Mezzell, Allison T; Shanbhag, Vinit C; Petris, Michael J; Vest, Katherine E 2023. Regulation of Atp7a RNA contributes to differentiation-dependent Cu redistribution in skeletal muscle cells. Metallomics : integrated biometal science, 15 7,

Kim, Eunhye; Wu, Fang; Lim, Danbi; Zeuthen, Christopher; Zhang, Yiming; Allen, James; Muraine, Laura; Trollet, Capucine; Vest, Katherine E; Choo, Hyojung J 2022. Fibroadipogenic Progenitors Regulate the Basal Proliferation of Satellite Cells and Homeostasis of Pharyngeal Muscles via HGF Secretion. Frontiers in cell and developmental biology, 10 , 875209

Zhang, Yu; Zeuthen, Christopher; Zhu, Carol; Wu, Fang; Mezzell, Allison T; Whitlow, Thomas J; Choo, Hyojung J; Vest, Katherine E 2022. Pharyngeal pathology in a mouse model of oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy is associated with impaired basal autophagy in myoblasts. Frontiers in cell and developmental biology, 10 , 986930

Banerjee, Ayan; Phillips, Brittany L; Deng, Quidong; Seyfried, Nicholas T; Pavlath, Grace K; Vest, Katherine E; Corbett, Anita H 2019. Proteomic analysis reveals that wildtype and alanine-expanded nuclear poly(A)-binding protein exhibit differential interactions in skeletal muscle. The Journal of biological chemistry, 294 18, 7360-7376

Gordon, Shellaina J V; Fenker, Daniel E; Vest, Katherine E; Padilla-Benavides, Teresita 2019. Manganese influx and expression of ZIP8 is essential in primary myoblasts and contributes to activation of SOD2. Metallomics : integrated biometal science, 11 6, 1140-1153

Janice Sánchez, Brenda; Tremblay, Anne-Marie K; Leduc-Gaudet, Jean-Philippe; Hall, Derek T; Kovacs, Erzsebet; Ma, Jennifer F; Mubaid, Souad; Hallauer, Patricia L; Phillips, Brittany L; Vest, Katherine E; Corbett, Anita H; Kontoyiannis, Dimitris L; Hussain, Sabah N A; Hastings, Kenneth E M; Di Marco, Sergio; Gallouzi, Imed-Eddine 2019. Depletion of HuR in murine skeletal muscle enhances exercise endurance and prevents cancer-induced muscle atrophy. Nature communications, 10 1, 4171

Boulet, Aren; Vest, Katherine E; Maynard, Margaret K; Gammon, Micah G; Russell, Antoinette C; Mathews, Alexander T; Cole, Shelbie E; Zhu, Xinyu; Phillips, Casey B; Kwong, Jennifer Q; Dodani, Sheel C; Leary, Scot C; Cobine, Paul A 2018. The mammalian phosphate carrier SLC25A3 is a mitochondrial copper transporter required for cytochrome c oxidase biogenesis. The Journal of biological chemistry, 293 6, 1887-1896

Vest, Katherine E; Paskavitz, Amanda L; Lee, Joseph B; Padilla-Benavides, Teresita 2018. Dynamic changes in copper homeostasis and post-transcriptional regulation of Atp7a during myogenic differentiation. Metallomics : integrated biometal science, 10 2, 309-322

Banerjee, Ayan; Vest, Katherine E; Pavlath, Grace K; Corbett, Anita H 2017. Nuclear poly(A) binding protein 1 (PABPN1) and Matrin3 interact in muscle cells and regulate RNA processing. Nucleic acids research, 45 18, 10706-10725

Choo, Hyo-Jung; Canner, James P; Vest, Katherine E; Thompson, Zachary; Pavlath, Grace K 2017. A tale of two niches: differential functions for VCAM-1 in satellite cells under basal and injured conditions. American journal of physiology. Cell physiology, 313 4, C392-C404

Vest, Katherine E; Phillips, Brittany L; Banerjee, Ayan; Apponi, Luciano H; Dammer, Eric B; Xu, Weiting; Zheng, Dinghai; Yu, Julia; Tian, Bin; Pavlath, Grace K; Corbett, Anita H 2017. Novel mouse models of oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy (OPMD) reveal early onset mitochondrial defects and suggest loss of PABPN1 may contribute to pathology. Human molecular genetics, 26 17, 3235-3252

Vest, Katherine E; Wang, Jing; Gammon, Micah G; Maynard, Margaret K; White, Olivia L; Cobine, Jai A; Mahone, Wilkerson K; Cobine, Paul A 2016. Overlap of copper and iron uptake systems in mitochondria in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Open biology, 6 1, 150223

Randolph, Matthew E; Phillips, Brittany L; Choo, Hyo-Jung; Vest, Katherine E; Vera, Yandery; Pavlath, Grace K 2015. Pharyngeal Satellite Cells Undergo Myogenesis Under Basal Conditions and Are Required for Pharyngeal Muscle Maintenance. Stem cells (Dayton, Ohio), 33 12, 3581-95

Vest, Katherine E; Apponi, Luciano H; Banerjee, Ayan; Pavlath, Grace K; Corbett, Anita H 2015. An Antibody to Detect Alanine-Expanded PABPN1: A New Tool to Study Oculopharyngeal Muscular Dystrophy. Journal of neuromuscular diseases, 2 4, 439-446

Randolph, Matthew E; Luo, Qingwei; Ho, Justin; Vest, Katherine E; Sokoloff, Alan J; Pavlath, Grace K 2014. Ageing and muscular dystrophy differentially affect murine pharyngeal muscles in a region-dependent manner. The Journal of physiology, 592 23, 5301-15

Vest, Katherine E; Hashemi, Hayaa F; Cobine, Paul A 2013. The copper metallome in eukaryotic cells. Metal ions in life sciences, 12 , 451-78

Vest, Katherine E; Leary, Scot C; Winge, Dennis R; Cobine, Paul A 2013. Copper import into the mitochondrial matrix in Saccharomyces cerevisiae is mediated by Pic2, a mitochondrial carrier family protein. The Journal of biological chemistry, 288 33, 23884-92