Representative Publications

In order of significance; * Corresponding author, ** Equal contribution

  • Telugu, B.P. *, Ezashi,T., Alexenko, A.P., Spate,L., Prather,R.S., Roberts, R.M.(2011) LIF- Dependent, Pluripotent Stem Cells Established from Inner Cell Mass of Porcine Embryos (Sus scrofa). Journal of Biological Chemistry PMID:21705331
  • Telugu, B.P.*, Ezashi,T., Roberts R.M.(2010).Porcine Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Analogous to naive and primedEmbryonic Stem Cells of the Mouse. Intl J Dev Biol 54(11-12):1703-11.PMID:21305472
  • Telugu, B.P.*, Ezashi,T., Roberts R.M.(2010). The Promise of Stem Cell Research in Pigs and Other Ungulate Species. Stem Cell Rev. 6(1):31-41. PMID: 19949895
  • Ezashi, T., Telugu, B.P., Alexenko, A.P., Sachdev,S.C., Sinha, S.,Roberts R.M. (2009). Derivation of Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells from Pig Somatic Cells. PNAS 106(27):10993-8. PMID: 19541600
  • Ezashi, T., Matsuyama, H., Telugu,B.P., Roberts, R.M.(2011). Generation of colonies of induced trophoblast cells during standard reprogramming of porcine fibroblasts to induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells. Biology of Reproduction.PMID:21734265
  • Zhou, L., Wang, W., Ezashi,T., Telugu, B.P., Kaplan, H.J., Dean, D.C. (2011). Differentiation of Swine iPSC into Rod Photoreceptors and Their Integration into the Retina. Stem Cells 29(6):972-80.PMID:21491544
  • >Telugu, B.P. et al., Bovine Genome Sequencing and Analysis Consortium (2009). The Genome Sequence of Taurine Cattle: a Window to Ruminant Biology and Evolution. Science 324: 522-528.PMID:19390049.
  • Roberts, R.M., Telugu, B.P., Ezashi,T. (2009). Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells from Swine (Sus scrofa): Why they may Prove to be Important. Cell Cycle 8(19):3078-81. PMID: 19738434
  • Telugu, B.P., Walker, A.M., Green, J.A. (2009). Characterization of the Bovine Pregnancy-Associated Glycoprotein Gene Family- Analysis of Gene Sequences, Regulatory Regions within the Promoter and Expression of Selected Genes. BMC Genomics 10:185. PMID: 19393060
  • Telugu, B.P., Palmiere, M., Van Doren, S., Green, J.A. (2010). An examination of the Proteolytic Activity for Bovine Pregnancy-Associated Glycoprotein 2 and 12. Biol chem. 391(2-3):259-70. PMID: 20030586
  • Telugu, B.P., Spate, L., Prather,R., Green,J.A.(2009) Acid Peptidase Activity Released from In Vitro Produced Porcine Embryos: a Candidate Marker to Predict Developmental Competence. Mol. Reprod. Dev. 76:417-28. PMID: 18937336 – Featured Article of the issue.
  • Telugu, B.P., Green,J.A.(2008). Characterization of the Peptidase Activity of Recombinant Porcine Pregnancy-Associated Glycoprotein-2. J.Biochem. 144: 725-32. PMID: 18835827
  • Green, J.A., Parks,T.E., Avalle,M.P., Telugu, B.P., McLean, A.L., Peterson, A.J., McMillan,W., Mathialagan,N., Hook, R.R., Xie, S., Roberts, R.M. (2005). The Establishment of an ELISA for the Detection of Pregnancy-Associated Glycoproteins (PAGs) in the Serum of Pregnant Cows and Heifers. Theriogenology 63: 1481-503. PMID: 15725453

Book Chapters:


  • Telugu, B.P., Wooding FBP, Roberts RM, Green JA (2005). Pregnancy-associated glycoproteins: A complex family of trophoblast genes expressed by the ungulate placenta. In: Maternal Recognition of Pregnancy in the mare III. P41-43. Strout TAE & Wade JF, Eds. Havemeyer Foundation Monograph, Series No. 16. R and W communications, UK. [Proceedings held 13-16 November 2004].
  • Telugu, B.P., Green,J.A. (2007) Comparative Placentation. In: Comparative Reproductive Biology. P.271-320.Constantinescu, G.M. & Schatten, H, Eds. Blackwell publishing, Iowa City.
  • Ezashi T., Telugu, B.P., Roberts R.M (2010). Generation and Characterization of Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells from Pig.P.413-426. In: Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine. Krishnarao Appasani (Ed). Humana Press, Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, New York.
  • Ezashi, T., Telugu,B.P., Roberts, R.M. (2011). Dynamic Changes in Gene Expression During Early Trophoblast Differentiation in Human Embryonic Stem Cells Treated with BMP4. In: Embryonic Stem Cells: The Hormonal Regulation of Pluripotency and Embryogenesis. P235-250. Craig S. Atwood(Ed). Intech Publishing, Croatia.
  • Telugu, B.P., Green, J.A. (2011). Pepsin F. In: Handbook of Proteolytic Enzymes. Rawlings,N.D., & Salvesen, G, Eds. Elsevier publishing, Oxford, UK [submitted].
  • Telugu, B.P., Green, J.A. (2011). Pregnancy-Associated Glycoproteins. In: Handbook of Proteolytic Enzymes. Rawlings,N.D., & Salvesen, G, Eds. Elsevier publishing, Oxford, UK [submitted].


Manuscripts in preparation/submission:


  • Ezashi, T., Telugu, B.P., Roberts, R.M. Model Systems for Studying Trophoblast Differentiation from Human Pluripotent Stem Cells. [submitted to Cell & Tissue Research]
  • Schlitt, J.S.**, Telugu, B.P.**, Ezashi,T., Roberts, R.M., Schulz, L.C. Extravillous trophoblast models from Human Embryonic Stem Cells.