Dr Te-Sha Tsai

Selected publications

  • St John JC and Tsai TS (2018) The association of mitochondrial DNA haplotypes and phenotypic traits in pigs.  BMC Genet, 19(1):41.

  • Tsai TS and St John JC (2018) The effects of mitochondrial DNA supplementation at the time of fertilization on the gene expression profiles of porcine preimplantation embryos. Mol Reprod Dev, 85(6):490-504.

  • St John JC, Srirattana K, Tsai TS and Sun X (2018) The mitochondrial genome:  How it drives fertility. Reprod Fertil Dev, 30(1):118-139.

  • Tsai TS, Tyagi S and St John JC (2018) The molecular characterisation of mitochondrial DNA deficient oocytes using a pig model. Hum Reprod, 33(5):942-953.

  • Lee WT, Sun X, Tsai TS, Johnson JL, Gould JA, Garama DJ, Gough DJ, McKenzie M, Trounce IA and St John JC (2017) Mitochondrial DNA haplotypes induce differential patterns of DNA methylation that result in differential chromosomal gene expression patterns. Cell Death Discov, 3: 17062.

  • Tsai TS, Johnson J, White Y and St John JC (2017) The molecular characterization of porcine egg precursor cells. Oncotarget 8(38):63484-63505.

  • St John JC, Tsai TS and Cagnone GLM (2016) Mitochondrial DNA supplementation as an enhancer of female reproductive capacity. Curr Opin Obstet Gynacol, 28(3):211-216.

  • Cagnone G, Tsai TS, Makanji Y, Matthews PM, Gould JA, Bonkowski MS, Elgass K, Wong ASA, Wu LE, McKenzie M, Sinclair DA and St John JC (2016) Restoration of normal embryogenesis by mitochondrial supplementation in pig oocytes exhibiting mitochondrial DNA deficiency. Sci Rep, 6:23229.

  • Cagnone G, Tsai TS, Srirattana K, Rossello F, Powell DR, Rohrer G, Cree L, Trounce IA and St John JC (2016) Segregation of naturally occuring mitochondrial DNA variants in a mini-pig model. Genetics, 202(3):931-944.

  • Tsai TS, Rajasekar S and St John JC (2016) The relationship between mitochondrial DNA haplotype and the reproductive capacity of domestic pigs (Sus scrofa domesticus). BMC Genet, 17(1):67.

  • St John JC and Tsai TS (2016) The role of mitochondria and mitochondrial DNA in fertilisation and development outcome. IVF Worldwide: Virtual Academy of Egg Health. IVF Worldwide

  • Tsai TS and St John JC (2016) The role of mitochondrial DNA copy number, variants and haplotypes in farm animal developmental outcome. Domest Anim Endocrinol, 56 Suppl: S133-S146.

  • Wu L, Russell DL, Wong, SL, Chen M, Tsai TS, St John JC, Norman RJ, Febbraio MA, Carroll JG and Robker R (2015) Mitochondrial dysfunction in oocytes of obese mothers:  Transmission to offspring and reversal by pharmacological endoplasmic reticulum stress inhibitors. Development, 142(4):681-91.