Research Publications

(Undergraduate authors indicated by*)

Does Melanoma Begin in a Melanocyte Stem Cell?  Hoerter J., Bradley P.*, Casillas A.*, Chambers D., Weiswasser B.*, Clements L.*, Gilbert S.*, Jiao, A.*   Journal of Skin Cancer. 2012: Article ID 571087. PMID: 23316368. Free PMC Article.

Extrafollicular Melanocyte Stem Cells and Melanoma . Hoerter JD, Bradley P*, Calillas A*, Chambers, D*,  Denholm  C*, Johnson K*, Weiswasser B*, Stem Cells International. 2012:407079. PMID: 2266269. Free PMC Article. 2012

The Effect of UVA Fluence Rate on Indicators of Oxidative Stress in Human Dermal Fibroblasts. Hoerter, James D., Christopher S. Ward*, Kyle D. Bale*, Admasu N. Gizachew*, Rachelle Graham*, Jaclyn Reynolds*, Melanie E. Ward*, Chesca Choi*, Jean-Leonard Kagabo*, Michael Sauer*, Tara Kuipers*, Timothy Hotchkiss*, Nate Banner*, Renee A. Chellson*, Theresa Ohaeri*, Langston Gant, Leah Vanderhill. International Journal of Biological Sciences 4:63-70. 2008.

Effects of Sublethal UVA Irradiation on Activity Levels of Oxidative Defense Enzymes and Protein Oxidation in Escherichia coli.James D. Hoerter*, Alan A. Arnold, Dorota Kuczynska, Akemi Shibuya, Christopher S. Ward, Michael G. Sauer, Admasu Gizachew, Timothy M. Hotchkiss, Todd Fleming and Steve Johnson. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology. 81:171-180. 2005

Altered Hydroperoxidase (HPI and HPII) Activities in the Δfur (Ferric Uptake Regulator) Mutant Contribute to Increased Sensitivity to UVA Irradiation in Escherichia coli. James D. Hoerter, Alan A. Arnold*, Christopher Ward*, Michael Sauer*, Steve Johnson*, Todd Fleming* and Abraham Eisenstark. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology. 79: 151-157. 2005.

The rpoS Gene of Erwinia carotovora: Gene Organization and Functional Expression in E. coli. M. J. Calcutt, M.B. Becker-Hapak, M. Gaut*, J. Hoerter, and A. Eisenstark. FEMS Microbiology Letters. 159: 275-281. 1998

RpoS Dependent Overexpression of Carotenoids from Erwinia herbicola in OXYR Deficient Escherichia coli.. M. Becker-Hapak, E. Troxtel*, J. Hoerter, and A. Eisenstark. Biochemical and Biochemical Research Communications. 239: 305-309. 1997.

Role of Enterobactin and Intracellular Iron in Cell Lethality During Near-UV Irradiation in Escherichia coli. J. Hoerter, A. Pierce*, C. Troupe, J. Epperson*, and A. Eisenstark. Photochemistry and Photobiology.64: 537-541, 1996.

Patterns of Protein Synthesis in a Growth Delay Mutant (nuv) of Escherichia coli After Treatment by Near-Ultraviolet Radiation of Hydrogen Peroxide. J. Hoerter and A. Eisenstark. Journal of Photobiochemistry and Photobiology, B: Biology, 6:283-289. 1990.

Mutations by Near-Ultraviolet Radiation in Escherichia coli Strains Lacking Superoxide Dismutase. J. Hoerter and A. Eisenstark. Mutation Research, 215: 161-165. 1989.

Synergistic Killing of Bacteria and Phage by Polystyrene and Ultraviolet Radiation. J. Hoerter and A. Eisenstark. Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis. 12:261-264. 1988.

Dosage Effects of the White (d) and Melanoid (m) Genes on Pigment Pattern in the Mexican Axolotl, Ambystoma mexicanum. James D. Hoerter. Journal of Developmental Biology. 59:249-254, 1977.

Patterns of Purine Synthesis Related to Iridophore Development in the Wild Type, Melanoid and Axanthic Strains of the Mexican Axolotl, Ambystoma mexicanum. J. Hoerter and H. Clark Dalton. Journal of Developmental Biology. 36:245-251, 1974.


Educational Publications


A laboratory Intensive Program in Biotechnology. James D. Hoerter. Council on Undergraduate Research Quarterly. March, 1996.

Procedure for Preparing a Human Karyotype for the Undergraduate Laboratory. James D. Hoerter and Terri Bean*. Midwest Bioscene. 13:6-10, 1987.

Research Internships: A Case Study. James D. Hoerter. Quarterly Journal of the Tri Beta Biological Society. 53:210-212, 1982.

Research Internships: Students as Participants in Science. James D. Hoerter. American Biology Teacher. 42:51-52, 1980.

Stephens College Research Internship Program. James D. Hoerter. Bulletin of the Missouri Academy of Science. 101: 3-5, 1977.