Toothaker, J.M., Roosa, K., Voss, A., Getman, S.M., and Pepling, M.E. (2022). Oocyte Survival and Development during Follicle Formation and Folliculogenesis in Mice Lacking Aromatase. Endocrine Research 47(2), 45-55. 

Burton, J. J. N., Luke, A. J., and Pepling, M. E. (2022). Regulation of mouse primordial follicle formation by signaling through the PI3K pathway†. Biology of reproduction106(3), 515–525.

Wang, X. and Pepling, M.E. (2021). Regulation of Meiotic Prophase One in Mammalian Oocytes. Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology 9, 1291.

O’Connell, J.M. and Pepling, M.E. (2021). Primordial Follicle Formation: Some Assembly Required. Current Opinion in Endocrine and Metabolic Research 18, 118-127.

Burks, D.M., McCoy, M.R., Dutta, S., Mark- Kappeler, C.J., Hoyer, P.B., and Pepling, M.E. (2019). Molecular analysis of the effects of steroid hormones on meiotic prophase I progression. Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 17, 105.

 Dutta, S., Burks, D.M. and Pepling, M.E. (2016). Arrest at the diplotene stage of meiotic prophase I is delayed by progesterone but is not required for primordial follicle formation in mice. Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 14(1):82, 1-8.

 Pepling, M.E. (2016). Nursing the Oocyte. Science 352, 35-36.

 Sun, T., Pepling, M.E. and Diaz, F.J. (2015). Lats1 deletion causes increased germ cell apoptosis and follicular cysts in mouse ovaries. Biology of Reproduction 93(1):22, 1-11.

Dutta, S., Mark-Kappeler, C. J., Hoyer,P. B., and Pepling, M. E. (2014). The Steroid Hormone Environment During Primordial Follicle Formation in Perinatal Mouse Ovaries. Biology of Reproduction 91(3):68, 1-12.

Sivakumar, K. K., Stanley, J. A., Arosh, J. A., Pepling, M. E., Burghardt, R. C. and Banu, S. (2014). Prenatal exposure to chromium induces early reproductive senescence by increasing germ cell apoptosis and advancing germ cell cyst breakdown in the F1 offspring. Developmental Biology 388, 22-34.

Jones, R. L. and Pepling, M. E. (2013). Kit Signaling is Involved in Murine Primordial Follicle Formation. Developmental Biology 382, 186-197.

Jones, R. L. and Pepling, M. E. (2013). Role of the Anti-Apoptotic Proteins BCL2 and MCL1 in the Neonatal Mouse Ovary. Biology of Reproduction 88(2):46, 1-8.

Pepling, M. E. (2012). Hedgehog Signaling in Follicle Development. Biology of Reproduction 86, 173.

Pepling, M. E. (2012). Follicular Assembly: Mechanisms of Action. Reproduction 143, 139-149.

Karavan, J.R., & Pepling, M.E. (2012). Effects of estrogenic compounds on neonatal oocyte development. Reproduc­tive Toxicology, 34(1), 51-56.

Pepling, M.E. (2010) A Novel Maternal mRNA Storage Compartment in Mouse Oocytes. Biology of Reproduction 82, 807-808.

Pepling, M.E, Sundman, E.A., Patterson, N.L., Gephardt, G.W., Medico, L. and Wilson, K. I. (2010) Differences in oocyte development and estradiol sensitivity among mouse strains. Reproduction 139, 349-357.

Chen, Y., Breen, K. and Pepling, M.E. (2009) Estrogen Can Signal Through Multiple Pathways to Regulate Oocyte Cyst Breakdown and Primordial Follicle Assembly in the Neonatal Mouse Ovary. Journal of Endocrinology 202, 407-417.

Chen, Y., Jefferson, W., Newbold, R., Padilla-Banks, E. and Pepling, M.E. (2007) Estradiol, Progesterone and Genistein Inhibit Oocyte Nest Breakdown and Primordial Follicle Assembly in the Neonatal Mouse Ovary in vitro and in vivo. Endocrinology 148, 3580-3590.

Greenfeld, C.R., Pepling, M.E., Babus, J.K., Furth, P.A. and Flaws, J.A. (2007) BAX is Involved in Regulating Follicular Endowment in Mice. Reproduction 133, 865-876.

Pepling, M.E., Wilhelm, J.E., O’Hara, A.L., Gephardt, G.W. and Spradling, A.C. (2007) Mouse Oocytes within Germ Cell Cysts and Primordial Follicles Contain a Balbiani Body. PNAS 104, 187-192.

Greenfeld, C.R. , Roby, K., Pepling, M.E., Babus, J.K., Terranova, P.F. and Flaws, J.A. Tumor (2007) Tumor Necrosis Factor Receptor Type 2 is an Important Mediator of TNF alpha Function in the Mouse Ovary. Biology of Reproduction 76, 224-237.

Pepling, M.E. (2006) From Primordial Germ Cell to Primordial Follicle: Mammalian Female Germ Cell Development. Genesis 44, 622-632.

Jefferson, W., Newbold, R., Padilla-Banks, E. and Pepling, M.E. (2006) Neonatal genistein treatment alters ovarian differentiation in the mouse: inhibition of oocyte nest breakdown and increased oocyte survival. Biology of Reproduction 74, 161-168.

Murphy K., Carvajal, L., Medico, L. and Pepling, M. E. (2005) Expression of Stat3 in germ cells of developing and adult mouse ovaries and testes. Gene Expression Patterns 5, 475-482.

Pepling, M. E. and Spradling, A. C. (2001) The mouse ovary contains germ cell cysts undergo programmed breakdown to form follicles. This article was published in Dev. Biol. 234, 339-351 and is posted with permission from Elsevier. Single copies of the linked article can be downloaded and printed only for the reader’s personal research and study. [Read article]

Pepling, M. E., de Cuevas, M. and Spradling, A. C. (1999) Germline cysts: A conserved phase of germ cell development. This article was published in Trends Cell Biol. 9, 257-262 and is posted with permission from Elsevier. Single copies of the linked article can be downloaded and printed only for the reader’s personal reasearch and study. [Read article]

Wolff, C., Pepling, M., Gergen, J. P. and Klingler, M. (1999) Structure and evolution of a pair-rule interaction element: Runt regulatory sequences in D. melanogaster and D. virilis. Mech. Dev. 80, 87-99.

Pepling, M. E. and Spradling, A. C. (1998) Female mouse germ cells form synchronously dividing cysts. Development 125, 3323-332.

Tracey, W. D., Pepling, M. E., Horb, M E., Thomsen, G. and Gergen, J. P. (1998) A Xenopus homologue of aml-1 reveals unexpected patterning mechanisms leading to the formation of embryonic blood. Development 125, 1371-1380.

Spradling, A. C., deCuevas, M., Drummond-Barbosa, D., Keyes, L., Lilly, M., Pepling, M. and Xie, T. (1997) The Drosophila germarium: Stem cells, germ line cysts, and oocytes. Cold Spring Harb. Symp. Quant. Biol. 62, 25-34.

Golling, G., Li, L.-H., Pepling, M., Stebbins, M. and Gergen, J. P. (1996) The Brother proteins, Drosophila homologues of the human oncogene, PEBP2/CBFb, regulate the DNA binding and bending properties of Runt. Mol. Cell. Biol. 16, 932-942.

Pepling, M.E. and Gergen, J. P. (1995) Conservation and function of the transcriptional regulatory protein Runt. PNAS 92, 9087-9091.

Kagoshima, H., Shigesada, K., Satake, M., Ito, Y., Miyoshi, H., Ohki, M., Pepling, M. and Gergen, P. (1993) The Runt domain identifies a new family of heteromeric transcriptional regulators. Trends Genet. 9, 338-341.

Kurkulos, M., Weinberg, J. M., Pepling, M. E. and Mount, S. M. (1991) Polyadenylation in copia requires unusually distant upstream sequences. PNAS 88, 3038-3042.

Pepling, M. and Mount, S. M. (1990) Sequence of a cDNA from the Drosophila melanogaster white gene. Nuc. Acids Res. 18, 1633.