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Thyroid hormone regulates distinct paths to maturation in pigment cell lineages.

Saunders LM, Mishra AK, Aman AJ, Lewis VM, Toomey MB, Packer JS, Qiu X, McFaline-Figueroa JL, Corbo JC, Trapnell C, Parichy DM.

Elife. 2019 May 29;8. pii: e45181. doi: 10.7554/eLife.45181.


Testing the resource trade-off hypothesis for carotenoid-based signal honesty using genetic variants of the domestic canary.

Koch RE, Staley M, Kavazis AN, Hasselquist D, Toomey MB, Hill GE.

J Exp Biol. 2019 Mar 18;222(Pt 6). pii: jeb188102. doi: 10.1242/jeb.188102.


A non-coding region near Follistatin controls head colour polymorphism in the Gouldian finch.

Toomey MB, Marques CI, Andrade P, Araújo PM, Sabatino S, Gazda MA, Afonso S, Lopes RJ, Corbo JC, Carneiro M.

Proc Biol Sci. 2018 Oct 3;285(1888). pii: 20181788. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2018.1788.


No evidence that carotenoid pigments boost either immune or antioxidant defenses in a songbird.

Koch RE, Kavazis AN, Hasselquist D, Hood WR, Zhang Y, Toomey MB, Hill GE.

Nat Commun. 2018 Feb 5;9(1):491. doi: 10.1038/s41467-018-02974-x.


Evolution, Development and Function of Vertebrate Cone Oil Droplets.

Toomey MB, Corbo JC.

Front Neural Circuits. 2017 Dec 8;11:97. doi: 10.3389/fncir.2017.00097. eCollection 2017. Review.


Cambrian origin of the CYP27C1-mediated vitamin A1-to-A2 switch, a key mechanism of vertebrate sensory plasticity.

Morshedian A, Toomey MB, Pollock GE, Frederiksen R, Enright JM, McCormick SD, Cornwall MC, Fain GL, Corbo JC.

R Soc Open Sci. 2017 Jul 5;4(7):170362. doi: 10.1098/rsos.170362. eCollection 2017 Jul.


High-density lipoprotein receptor SCARB1 is required for carotenoid coloration in birds.

Toomey MB, Lopes RJ, Araújo PM, Johnson JD, Gazda MA, Afonso S, Mota PG, Koch RE, Hill GE, Corbo JC, Carneiro M.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 May 16;114(20):5219-5224. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1700751114. Epub 2017 May 2.


Specialized photoreceptor composition in the raptor fovea.

Mitkus M, Olsson P, Toomey MB, Corbo JC, Kelber A.

J Comp Neurol. 2017 Jun 15;525(9):2152-2163. doi: 10.1002/cne.24190. Epub 2017 Mar 13.


Complementary shifts in photoreceptor spectral tuning unlock the full adaptive potential of ultraviolet vision in birds.

Toomey MB, Lind O, Frederiksen R, Curley RW Jr, Riedl KM, Wilby D, Schwartz SJ, Witt CC, Harrison EH, Roberts NW, Vorobyev M, McGraw KJ, Cornwall MC, Kelber A, Corbo JC.

Elife. 2016 Jul 12;5. pii: e15675. doi: 10.7554/eLife.15675.


Genetic Basis for Red Coloration in Birds.

Lopes RJ, Johnson JD, Toomey MB, Ferreira MS, Araujo PM, Melo-Ferreira J, Andersson L, Hill GE, Corbo JC, Carneiro M.

Curr Biol. 2016 Jun 6;26(11):1427-34. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2016.03.076. Epub 2016 May 19.


Human cytochrome P450 27C1 catalyzes 3,4-desaturation of retinoids.

Kramlinger VM, Nagy LD, Fujiwara R, Johnson KM, Phan TT, Xiao Y, Enright JM, Toomey MB, Corbo JC, Guengerich FP.

FEBS Lett. 2016 May;590(9):1304-12. doi: 10.1002/1873-3468.12167. Epub 2016 Apr 17.


Cyp27c1 Red-Shifts the Spectral Sensitivity of Photoreceptors by Converting Vitamin A1 into A2.

Enright JM, Toomey MB, Sato SY, Temple SE, Allen JR, Fujiwara R, Kramlinger VM, Nagy LD, Johnson KM, Xiao Y, How MJ, Johnson SL, Roberts NW, Kefalov VJ, Guengerich FP, Corbo JC.

Curr Biol. 2015 Dec 7;25(23):3048-57. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2015.10.018. Epub 2015 Nov 5.


A complex carotenoid palette tunes avian colour vision.

Toomey MB, Collins AM, Frederiksen R, Cornwall MC, Timlin JA, Corbo JC.

J R Soc Interface. 2015 Oct 6;12(111):20150563. doi: 10.1098/rsif.2015.0563.


Optics of cone photoreceptors in the chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus).

Wilby D, Toomey MB, Olsson P, Frederiksen R, Cornwall MC, Oulton R, Kelber A, Corbo JC, Roberts NW.

J R Soc Interface. 2015 Oct 6;12(111):20150591. doi: 10.1098/rsif.2015.0591.


Ketocarotenoid circulation, but not retinal carotenoid accumulation, is linked to eye disease status in a wild songbird.

McGraw KJ, Giraudeau M, Hill GE, Toomey MB, Staley M.

Arch Biochem Biophys. 2013 Nov 15;539(2):156-62. doi: 10.1016/ Epub 2013 Sep 27.


Mate choice for a male carotenoid-based ornament is linked to female dietary carotenoid intake and accumulation.

Toomey MB, McGraw KJ.

BMC Evol Biol. 2012 Jan 10;12:3. doi: 10.1186/1471-2148-12-3.


The effects of dietary carotenoid supplementation and retinal carotenoid accumulation on vision-mediated foraging in the house finch.

Toomey MB, McGraw KJ.

PLoS One. 2011;6(6):e21653. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0021653. Epub 2011 Jun 29.


Ontogenetic immune challenges shape adult personality in mallard ducks.

Butler MW, Toomey MB, McGraw KJ, Rowe M.

Proc Biol Sci. 2012 Jan 22;279(1727):326-33. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2011.0842. Epub 2011 Jun 8.


The effects of dietary carotenoid intake on carotenoid accumulation in the retina of a wild bird, the house finch (Carpodacus mexicanus).

Toomey MB, McGraw KJ.

Arch Biochem Biophys. 2010 Dec 1;504(1):161-8. doi: 10.1016/ Epub 2010 Jul 3.


Immune-system activation depletes retinal carotenoids in house finches (Carpodacus mexicanus).

Toomey MB, Butler MW, McGraw KJ.

J Exp Biol. 2010 May;213(Pt 10):1709-16. doi: 10.1242/jeb.041004.


Iridescence: views from many angles.

Meadows MG, Butler MW, Morehouse NI, Taylor LA, Toomey MB, McGraw KJ, Rutowski RL.

J R Soc Interface. 2009 Apr 6;6 Suppl 2:S107-13. doi: 10.1098/rsif.2009.0013.focus.


A description of unique fluorescent yellow pigments in penguin feathers.

McGraw KJ, Toomey MB, Nolan PM, Morehouse NI, Massaro M, Jouventin P.

Pigment Cell Res. 2007 Aug;20(4):301-4. No abstract available.


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