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UConn Health Department of Cell Biology

Richard Davidson Berlin, M.D., Curriculum Vitae

Celebrating Richard D. Berlin

Education
  • Harvard College, A.B., magna cum laude, 1954
  • Harvard Medical School, M.D., 1959
Faculty Appointments
  • Assistant to Associate Professor, Department of Physiology, Harvard Medical School, 1964-1973
  • Professor and Head, Department of Cell Biology (formerly Physiology; renamed October, 2003), UConn Health, 1973-2006
  • Associate Dean for Research Planning and Coordination, UConn Health, 1991-2006.
Selected publications

Berlin, R.D. and Wood, W.B., Jr. 1964. Studies on the pathogenesis of fever. XII. The effect of specific electrolytes on the release of endogenous pyrogen from polymorphonuclear leukocytes. J. Exp. Med. 119: 697-714.

Berlin, R.D. and Wood, W.B., Jr. 1964. Studies on the pathogenesis of fever. XIII. The effect of phagocytosis on the release of endogenous pyrogen by polymorphonuclear leukocytes. J. Exp. Med. 119: 715-726.

Berlin, R.D. and Stadtman, E.R. 1966. A possible role of purine nucleotide pyrophos-phorylases in the regulation of purine uptake by Bacillus subtilis. J. Biol. Chem. 241: 2679-2686.

Hawkins, R.A. and Berlin, R.D. 1969. Purine transport in polymorphonuclear leukocytes. Biochem. Biophys. Acta 173: 324-337.

Taube, R.A. and Berlin, R.D. 1970. Development of xanthine transport in intestine of the chick embryo. Am. J. Physiol. 219: 666-671.

Berlin, R.D. 1969. Purines: active transport by isolated choroid plexus. Science 163: 1194-1195.

Berlin, R.D. 1970. Specificities of transport systems and enzymes. Science 168: 1538-1545.

Tsan, M.F. and Berlin, R.D. 1971. Effect of phagocytosis on membrane transport of non-electrolytes. J. Exp. Med. 134: 1016-1035.

Tsan, M.F. and Berlin, R.D. 1971. Membrane transport in rabbit alveolar macrophage. The specificity and characteristics of amino acid transport systems. Biochem. Biophys. Acta 241: 155-169.

Berlin, R.D. 1972. Effect of Concanavalin A on phagocytosis. Nature (New Biology) 235: 44-45.

Taube, R.A. and Berlin, R.D. 1972. Membrane transport of nucleosides in rabbit polymorphonuclear leukocytes. Biochem. Biophys. Acta 255: 6-18.

Berlin, R.D. and Ukena, T.E. 1972. Effect of colchicine and vinblastine on the aggultination of polymorphonuclear leukocytes by Concanavalin A. Nature (New Biology) 238: 120-122.

Ukena, T.E. and Berlin, R.D. 1972. Effect of colchicine and vinblastine on the topographical separation of membrane functions. J. Exp. Med. 136: 1-7.

Berlin, R.D. 1973. Temperature dependence of nucleoside membrane transport in rabbit alveolar macrophages and polymorphonuclear leukocytes. J. Biol. Chem. 248: 4724-4730.

Berlin, R.D., Oliver, J.M., Ukena, T.E. and Yin, H.H. 1974. Control of cell surface topography. Nature 247: 45-46.

Oliver, J.M., Ukena, T.E. and Berlin, R.D. 1974. Effects of phagocytosis and colchicine on the distribution of lectin binding sites on cell surface. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 71: 394-398.

Berlin, R.D. 1975. Microtubule membrane interaction fluorescence techniques. In Microtubules and microtubule inhibitors. (M. Borgers and M.N. deBrabander, Eds.) North-Halland and Publ. Co., Amsterdam. pp. 327-339.

Berlin, R.D., Oliver, J.M., Ukena, T.E. and Yin, H.H. 1975. The cell surface. Phys. In Med. N.E.J. of Med. 292: 515-520.

Becker, J.S., Oliver, J.M. and Berlin, R.D. 1975. Interactions of microtubule subunits and membranes followed by fluorescence techniques. Nature 254: 152-154.

Oliver, J.M., Albertini, D.S. and Berlin, R.D. 1976. Effect of glutathione-oxidizing agents on microtubule assembly and microtubule-dependent surface properties of human neutrophils. J. Cell Biol. 71: 921-932.

Fernandez, S. and Berlin, R.D. 1976. Cell surface distribution of lectin receptors determined by resonance energy transfer. Nature 264: 411-415.

Berlin, R.D. and Fera, J.P. 1977. Changes in membrane microviscosity associated with phagocytosis. Effects of colchcine. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA. 74: 1072-1076.

Albertini, D.S., Berlin, R.D. and Oliver, J.M. 1977. Mechanism of concanavalin A cap formation in leukocytes. J. Cell Sci. 26: 57-75.

Burchill, B.R., Oliver, J.M., Pearson, C.B., Leinbach, E.D. and Berlin, R.D. 1978. Microtubule dynamics and glutathione metabolism in phagocytizing human polymorphonuclear leukocytes. J. Cell Biol. 76: 439-447.

Berlin, R.D. and Oliver, J.M. 1978. Analogous ultrastructure and surface properties during capping and phagocytosis in leukocytes. J. Cell Biol. 77: 789-804.

Berlin, R.D., Oliver, J.M. and Walter, R.D. 1978. Surface functions during mitosis I: phagocytosis, pinocytosis and mobility of surface bound Con A. Cell 15: 327-341.

Berlin, R.D., Fera, J.P. and Pfeiffer, J.R. 1979. Reversible phagocytosis in rabbit polymorphonuclear leukocytes. J. Clin. Invest. 63: 1127-1144.

Caron, J.M. and Berlin, R.D. 1979. Interaction of microtubule proteins with phospholipid vesicles. J. Cell Biol. 81: 665-67.

Berlin, R.D. and Oliver, J.M. 1980. Surface functions during mitosis II: Quantitation of pinocytosis and kinetic characterization of the mitotic cycle using anew fluorescence technique. J. Cell. Biol. 85: 660-671.

Walter, R.J., Berlin, R.D., Pfeiffer, J.R. and Oliver, J.M. 1980. The polarization of endocytosis and receptor topography on cultured macrophages. J. Cell Biol. 86: 199-211.

Pfeiffer, J.R., Oliver, J.M. and Berlin, R.D. 1980. Surface topography of coated pits. Nature 286: 727-729.

Regula, C.S., Pfeiffer, J.R. and Berlin, R.D. 1981. Microtubule assembly and disassembly at alkaline pH. J. Cell Biology 89: 45-53.

Melmed, R.M., Karanian, P. and Berlin, R.D. 1981. Cell volume regulation: roles for microtubules and cyclic AMP. J. Cell. Biol. 90: 761-768.

Walter, R.J., Oliver, J.M. and Berlin, R.D. 1982. Asymmetric Fc receptor distribution on human PMN oriented in a chemotatic gradient. Nature 286: 724-726.

Koppel, D.E., Oliver, J.M., and Berlin, R.D. 1982. Surface functions during mitosis III. Quantitative analysis of ligand-receptor movement into the cleavage furrow. J. Cell Biol. 93, 950-960.

Berlin, R.D. and Oliver, J.M. 1982. The movement of bound ligands over cell surfaces. J. Theor. Biol. 99: 69-80.

Sager, P.R., Brown, P.A. and Berlin, R.D. 1984. Analysis of transferrin recycling in mitotic and interphase HeLa cells by quantitative fluorescence microscopy. Cell 39: 275-282.

Preston, S.F., Regula, C.S., Sager, P.R., Pearson, C.B., Daniels, L.S., Brown, P.A., and Berlin, R.D. 1985. Glycosaminoglycan synthesis is depressed during mitosis and elevated during early G1. J. Cell Biol. 101: 1086-1093.

Brown, P.A. and Berlin, R.D. 1985. The packing volume of sedimented microtubules: Regulation and potential relationship to an intracellular matrix. J.Cell Biol. 101: 1492-1500.

Regula, C.S., Sager, P.R. and Berlin, R.D. 1986. Membrane Tubulin. Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci. 466: 832-842.

Sager, P.R., Rothfield, N. and Berlin, R.D. 1986. Interphase-mitosis transition: evidence for dynamic microtubules and a novel microtubule organizing center. J. Cell Biol. 103: 1863-1972.

Caron, J.M. and Berlin, R.D. 1987. Dynamic interactions between microtubules and artificial membranes. Biochemistry 36: 3681-3688.

Preston, S.F., Volpi, M., Pearson, C.M. and Berlin, R.D. 1987. Regulation of cell shape in the Cloudman melanoma cell line. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 84: 5427-5251.

Clark, R.W., Volpi, M. and Berlin, R.D. 1987. Carbamate formation on tubulin: CO2/bicarbonate buffers protect tubulin from inactivation by reductive methylation and carbamoylation and promote microtubule assembly at alkaline pH. Biochemistry 27: 1025-1033.

Volpi, M. and Berlin, R.D. 1988. Intracellular elevations of free calcium induced by activation of histamine H1 receptors in interphase and mitotic HeLa cells. Hormone signal transduction is altered during mitosis. J. Cell Biol. 107: 2533-2539.

Preston, S.F., Sha’afi, R.I. and Berlin, R.D. 1991. Regulation of Ca2+ influx during mitosis: Ca2+ influx and depletion of intracellular stores are coupled in interphase but not mitosis. Cell Regulation 2: 915-925.

Preston, S.F. and Berlin, R.D. 1992. An intracellular calcium store regulates protein synthesis in HeLa cells, but it is not the hormone-sensitive store. Cell Calcium 13: 303-312.

Berlin, R.D. and Preston, S.F. 1993. Okadaic acid uncouples calcium influx from depletion of intracellular stores. Cell Calcium 14: 379-386.

Berlin, R.D. and Preston, S.F. 1995. Arachidonic acid mobilization is suppressed during mitosis: Role of cytosolic phospholipase A2. Biochem. J. 309: 91 - 97.