Animal Physiology: From Genes to Organism by Lauralee Sherwood, Hillar Klandorf (West Virginia University), and Paul H. Yancey (Whitman College); Cengage; 2005; 2013 2nd edition.

Biology: The Dynamic Science by Russell et al.; Thomson/Brooks-Cole; 2008. Author of four "Unanswered Questions" box features (authors of which are shown with pictures and short biographies).


1.  Hough, B.R., P.H. Yancey*, E.H. Davidson (1973). Persistence of maternal RNA in Engystomops embryos. J. Exp. Zool. 185: 357-368

2.  Somero, G.N., T.J. Chow, P.H. Yancey, C.B. Snyder (1977). Lead accumulation rates in tissues of the estuarine teleost Gillichthys mirabilis: salinity and temperature effects. Arch. Envir. Contam. Toxicol. 6: 337-346

3.  Somero, G.N., P.H. Yancey, T.J. Chow, C.B. Snyder (1977). Lead effects on tissue and whole organism respiration of the estuarine teleost Gillichthys mirabilis. Arch. Envir. Contam. Toxicol. 6: 346-354

4.  Yancey, P.H., G.N. Somero (1978). Temperature dependence of intracellular pH: its role in the conservation of pyruvate apparent Km values of vertebrate lactate dehydrogenases. J. Comp. Physiol. 125: 129-134

5.  Yancey, P.H., G.N. Somero (1978). Urea-requiring lactate dehydrogenases of marine elasmobranch fishes. J. Comp. Physiol. 125: 135-141

6.  Somero, G.N., P.H. Yancey (1978). Evolutionary adaptations of Km and kcat values: fitting the enzyme to its environment through modifications in the amino acid sequences and changes in the solute environment of the cytosol. Symp. Biol. Hungar. 21: 249-276

7.  Yancey, P.H., G.N. Somero (1979). Counteraction of urea destabilization of protein structure by methylamine osmoregulatory compounds of elasmobranch fishes. Biochem. J. 182: 317-323

8.  Yancey, P.H., G.N. Somero (1980). Methylamine osmoregulatory compounds in elasmobranch fishes reverse urea inhibition of enzymes. J. Exp. Zool. 212: 205-213

9.  Altringham, J.D., I.A. Johnston, P.H. Yancey (1980). A sensitive positional feedback transducer for investigating the force-velocity relationship of actomyosin threads. J. Physiol. 9/12: 17P-18P

10.  Altringham, J.D., P.H. Yancey, I.A. Johnston (1980). Limitations in the use of actomyosin threads as model contractile systems. Nature 287: 338-340

11.  Altringham, J.D., P.H. Yancey, I.A. Johnston (1982). The effects of osmoregulatory solutes on tension generation by dogfish skinned muscle fibres. J. Exp. Zool. 96: 443-445

12.  Yancey, P.H., I.A. Johnston (1982). Effect of electrical stimulation and exercise on the phosphorylation state of myosin light chains from fish skeletal muscle. Pflugers Archiv. 393: 334-339

13.  Yancey, P.H., M.E. Clark, S.C. Hand, R.D. Bowlus, G.N. Somero (1982). Living with water stress: evolution of osmolyte systems. Science 217: 1214-1222. I.S.I. CITATION CLASSIC (>2000 citations)

14.  Siebenaller, J.F., P.H. Yancey (1984). The protein composition of white skeletal muscle from mesopelagic fishes having different water and protein contents. Mar. Biol. 78: 129-137

15.  Yancey, P.H. (1985). Organic osmotic effectors in cartilaginous fishes. IN: Transport Processes, Iono- and Osmoregulation (R. Gilles, M. Gilles-Ballien, eds), Springer-Verlag

16.  Yancey, P.H., J.F. Siebenaller (1987). Coenzyme binding ability of homologs of M4-lactate dehydrogenase in temperature adaptation. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 924: 483-491.

17.  Yancey, P.H. (1988). Osmotic effectors in kidneys of xeric and mesic rodents: cortico-medullary distributions and changes with water availability. J. Comp. Physiol. 158B: 369-380

18.  Wolff, S., P.H. Yancey, T.S. Stanton, R. Balaban (1989). A simple HPLC method for quantitating the major organic solutes of the renal medulla. Amer. J. Physiol. 256: F954-956

19.  Yancey, P.H., M.B. Burg (1989). Distributions of major organic osmolytes in rabbit kidneys in diuresis and antidiuresis. Amer. J. Physiol. 257: F602-607

20.  Yancey, P.H., R. Lawrence-Berrey*, M. D. Douglas* (1989). Adaptations in mesopelagic fishes. I. Buoyant glycosaminoglycan layers in species without diel vertical migrations. Mar. Biol. 103: 453-459

21.  Yancey, P.H., M.B. Burg, S.M. Bagnasco (1990). Effects of NaCl, glucose and aldose reductase inhibitors on cloning efficiency of renal cells. Amer. J. Physiol. 258: C156-163

22.  Yancey, P.H., M.B. Burg (1990). Counteracting effects of urea and betaine on colony-forming efficiency of mammalian cells in culture. Amer. J. Physiol. 258: R198-204

23.  Yancey, P.H., R.G. Haner*, T. Freudenberger* (1990). Effects of an aldose reductase inhibitor on osmotic effectors in rat renal medulla. Amer. J. Physiol. 259: F733-F738

24.  Yancey, P.H., J. Ruble*, J.D. Valentich (1991). Effect of chloride secretagogues on cyclic AMP formation in cultured shark (Squalus acanthias) rectal gland epithelial cells. Bull. Mt. Des. I. Biol. Lab.13: 51-52

25.  Yancey, P.H. (1992) Compatible and counteracting aspects of organic osmolytes in mammalian kidney cells in vivo and in vitro. In: Water and Life: A Comparative Analysis of Water Relationships at the Organismic, Cellular, and Molecular Levels; Somero, G.N., C.B. Osmond, C.L. Bolis (eds); Springer-Verlag

26.  Peterson*, D.P., K.M. Murphy*, R. Ursino*, K. Streeter*, P.H. Yancey (1992). Effects of dietary protein and salt on rat renal osmolytes: co-variation in urea and GPC contents. Amer. J. Physiol. 263: F594-F600

27.  Yancey, P.H., T. Kulongoski*, M.D. Usibelli*, R. Lawrence-Berrey*, A. Pedersen* (1992). Adaptations in mesopelagic fishes. II. Protein contents of various muscles and actomyosin contents and structure of swimming muscle. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. 103B: 691-697

28.  Edmands*, S., P.H. Yancey (1992). Effects on rat renal osmolytes of extended treatment with an aldose reductase inhibitor. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. 103C: 499-502

29.  Yancey, P.H. (1994). Compatible and counteracting solutes. In: Cellular and Molecular Physiology of Cell Volume Regulation, Strange, K. (ed.), CRC Press, Boca Raton; pp. 81-109

30.  Edmands*, S.D., K.S. Hughs*, S. Lee*, S.D. Meyer*, E. Saari, P.H. Yancey (1995). Time-dependent aspects of osmolyte changes in rat kidney, urine, blood and lens with sorbinil and galactose feeding. Kidney Int. 48: 344-353

31.  Trachtman, H., P.H. Yancey, S.R. Gullans (1995). Cerebral cell volume regulation during hypernatremia in developing rats. Brain Res. 693: 155-62

32.  Somero, G.N., P.H. Yancey (1997). Osmolytes and cell volume regulation: physiological and evolutionary principles. In: Handbook of Physiology, Sec. 14; Hoffman, J. F, J.D. Jamieson (eds). Oxford University Press

33.  Fuery, C.J., P.V. Attwood, P.C. Withers, P.H. Yancey, J. Baldwin, M. Guppy (1997). Effects of urea on M4-lactate dehydrogenase from elasmobranchs and urea-accumulating Australian desert frogs. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. 117B: 143-150

34.  Gillett*, M.B., J.R. Suko*, F.O. Santoso*, P.H. Yancey (1997). Elevated levels of trimethylamine oxide in muscles of deep-sea gadiform teleosts: a high-pressure adaptation? J. Exp. Zool. 279: 386-391 (Rapid Communication)

35.  Bedford, J.J., J.L. Harper, J.P. Leader, P.H. Yancey, R.A.J. Smith (1998). Tissue composition of the elephant fish, Callorhyncus milli: Betaine is the principal counteracting osmolyte. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. 119B: 521-526

36.  Kelly*, R.H., P.H. Yancey (1999). High contents of trimethylamine oxide correlating with depth in deep-sea teleost fishes, skates, and decapod crustaceans. Biol. Bull. 196:18-25

37.  Rohr*, J.M., T. Hong*, S. Truong*, P.H. Yancey (1999). Effects of ascorbic acid, aminoguanidine, sorbinil and zopolrestat on sorbitol and betaine contents in cultured rat renal cells. Exp. Biol. Online 4:3;

38.  Yancey, P.H., J.F. Siebenaller (1999). Trimethylamine oxide stabilizes teleost and mammalian lactate dehydrogenases against inactivation by hydrostatic pressure and trypsinolysis. J. Exp. Biol. 202:3597-3603. Featured in Science News.

39.  Miller*, T.J., R.D. Hanson*, P.H. Yancey (2000). Developmental changes in organic osmolytes in prenatal and postnatal rat tissues. Compar. Biochem. Physiol. 125: 45-56.

40.  Yancey, P.H., R.H. Kelly*, A.L. Fyfe-Johnson*, M.T. Au–—n*, V.P. Walker*, J. F. Siebenaller (2000). Effects of osmolytes of deep-sea animals on enzyme function and stability under high hydrostatic pressure. In: Science and Technology of High Pressure: Proceedings of AIRAPT-17 (Manghnani, M.H., W.J. Nellis, M.T. Nicol, eds). Universities Press, Hyderabad, India,, pp 328-30.

41.  Yin, M., H.R. Palmer, A.L. Fyfe-Johnson*, J.J. Bedford, R.A. Smith, P.H. Yancey (2000). Hypotaurine, N-methyltaurine, taurine, and glycine betaine as dominant osmolytes of vestimentiferan tubeworms from hydrothermal vents and cold seeps. Phys. Biochem. Zool. 73: 629-637.

42.  Yancey, P.H., A.L. Fyfe-Johnson*, R.H. Kelly*, V.P. Walker*, M.T. Au–—n* (2001). Trimethylamine oxide counteracts effects of hydrostatic pressure on proteins of deep-sea teleosts. J. Exp. Zool. 289: 172-176.

43.  Yancey, P.H. (2001). Nitrogenous solutes as osmolytes. Fish Physiology Vol. 20: Nitrogen Excretion (P. Wright, P. Anderson, eds). Academic Press, pp 309-341 (invited chapter).

44.  Yancey, P.H. (2001). Protein, osmolytes and water stress. Amer. Zool. 41: 699-709.

45.  Leader, J.P., J. Schofield, P.H. Yancey, J.J. Bedford (2002). The effects of hypoosmotic infusion on the composition of renal tissue of the Australian brush-tailed possum Trichosurus vulpecula. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. 132B: 645-652.

46.  Yancey, P.H., W. Blake*, J. Conley* (2002). Unusual organic osmolytes in deep-sea animals: Adaptations to hydrostatic pressure and other perturbants. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. 133A: 667-676

47.  Fiess*, J.C., J.R. Hom*, H.A. Hudson*, C. Kato, P.H. Yancey (2002). Phosphodiester amine, taurine and derivatives, and other osmolytes in vesicomyid bivalves: correlations with depth and symbiont metabolism. Cahiers Biol. Mar. 43: 337-340.

48.  Yancey, P.H., W. Blake*, J. Conley*, R.H. Kelly* (2002). Nitrogenous solutes as protein-stabilizing osmolytes: counteracting the destabilizing effects of hydrostatic pressure in deepsea fish. Proceedings of the 2002 International Congress on Fish Biology (Wright, P., D. MacKinlay, eds). Amer. Fisheries Society.

49.  Yancey, P.H. (2003). Proteins and counteracting osmolytes. Biologist 50: 126-131 (invited review).

50.  Howard, M., H. Fischer, J. Roux, B.C. Santos, S.R. Gullans, P.H. Yancey, W.J. Welch (2003). Mammalian osmolytes and s-nitrosoglutathione promote ÆF508 cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) protein maturation and function. J. Biol. Chem. 278: 35159-35167.

51.  Steele, S.L., P.H. Yancey, P.A. Wright (2004). Dogmas and controversies in the handling of nitrogenous wastes: Osmoregulation during early embryonic development in the marine little skate Raja erinacea; response to changes in external salinity. J. Exp. Biol. 207: 2021-2031.

52.  Yancey P.H., M.D. Rhea*, K.M. Kemp, D.M. Bailey (2004). Trimethylamine oxide, betaine and other osmolytes in deep-sea animals: depth trends and effects on enzymes under hydrostatic pressure. Cell. Molec. Biol. 50: 371-376.

53.  Yancey, P.H. (2004). Compatible and counteracting solutes: protecting cells from the Dead Sea to the deep sea. Science Progress 87: 1-24.

54.  Steele, S.L., P.H. Yancey, P.A. Wright (2005). The little skate Raja erinacea exhibits an extrahepatic ornithine urea cycle in the muscle and modulates nitrogen metabolism during low-salinity challenge. Physiol. Biochem. Zool. 78: 216-226.

55.  Yancey, P.H. (2005). Organic osmolytes as compatible, metabolic, and counteracting cytoprotectants in high osmolarity and other stresses. J. Exp. Biol. 208: 2819-2830.

56.  Rosenberg*, N.K., R.W. Lee, P.H. Yancey (2006). High contents of hypotaurine and thiotaurine in hydrothermal-vent gastropods without thiotrophic endosymbionts. J. Exp. Zool. 305A: 655-662.

57.  Brand*, G.L., R.V. Horak*, N. LeBris, S.K. Goffredi, S.L. Carney, B. Govenar, P.H. Yancey (2007). Hypotaurine and thiotaurine as indicators of sulfide exposure in bivalves and vestimentiferans from hydrothermal vents and cold seeps. Mar. Ecol. 28: 208-218.

58.  Samerotte*, A.L., J.C. Drazen, G.L. Brand*, B.A. Seibel, P.H. Yancey (2007). Correlation of trimethylamine oxide and habitat depth within and among species of teleost fishes: An analysis of causation. Phys. Biochem. Zool. 80: 197-208.

59.  Fiess, J.C., A. Kunkel-Patterson*, L. Mathias*, L.G. Riley, P.H. Yancey, T. Hirano, E.G. Grau. (2007). Effect of environmental salinity and temperature on osmoregulatory ability, organic osmolytes, and plasma hormone profiles in the Mozambique tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus). Comp. Physiol. Biochem. 146A: 252-264.

60.  Yancey, P.H. (2007). Adaptations to hydrostatic pressure in protein structure and organic osmolytes in deep-sea animals. High Press. Biosci. Biotech. 1: 90-95 (proceedings of a 2006 conference).

61.  Yancey, P.H., J. Ishikawa*, B. Meyer*, P. Girguis, R. Lee (2009). Hypotaurine and thiotaurine in polychaetes without endosymbionts from hydrothermal vents: correlation with sulfide exposure. J. Exp. Zool. 311A:439-447.

62.  Hagedorn, M., V.L. Carter, S. Ly*, R.A. Andrell*, P.H. Yancey, J.A. Leong, F.W. Kleinhans (2010). Analysis of internal osmolality in developing coral larvae, Fungia scutaria. Phys. Biochem. Zool. 83:157-166

63.  Yancey, P.H., M. Heppenstall*, S. Ly*, R.M. Andrell*, R.D. Gates, V.L. Carter, M. Hagedorn (2010). Betaines and dimethylsulfoniopropionate (DMSP) as major osmolytes in Cnidaria with endosymbiotic dinoflagellates. Phys. Biochem. Zool. 83: 167-173

64.  Herr, J.E., T.M. Winegard, M.J. O'Donnell, P.H. Yancey, and D.S. Fudge (2010). Stabilization and swelling of hagfish slime mucin vesicles. J. Exp. Biol. 213: 1092-1099. Featured in Science News.

65.  Stein, C.S., P.H. Yancey, I. Martins, R.D. Sigmund, J.B. Stokes, B.L. Davidson (2010). Osmoregulation of CLN3 in the renal medulla. Am. J. Physiol. Cell Physiol. 298: C1388-C1400

66.  Laxson*, C., N. E. Condon, J. C. Drazen, and P.H. Yancey (2011). Decreasing urea:methylamine ratios with depth in Chondrichthyes: A physiological depth limit? Physio. Biochem. Zool. 84:494-505.

67.  Jamieson, A., and P.H. Yancey (2012). On the validity of the Trieste flatfish: dispelling the myth. Biol. Bull. 222:171-175 – Editors' Pick COVER STORY

68.  Kalujnaia, S., S. Gellatly, N. Hazon, A. Villase–or*, P.H. Yancey and G. Cramb (2013). Tissue distribution of inositol monophosphatase (IMPA) isoforms in two euryhaline teleosts, the European eel (Anguilla anguilla) and the Nile tilapia (Orechromis niloticus); the effects of SW-acclimation on isoform expression and inositol production. Amer. J. Physiol. 305: R369-384

69.  Yancey, P.H., M. Gerringer*, A. Rowden, J. Drazen, A. Jamieson (2014). Marine fish may be biochemically constrained from inhabiting the deepest ocean depths. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 111: 4461-4465


70.  Weiler, C.S., P.H. Yancey (1989). Dual-career couples and science: opportunities, challenges and strategies. Oceanography 2: 28-31

71.  Weiler, C.S., P.H. Yancey (1992). Dual-career couples and academic science. J. Coll. Sci. Teach. 21: 217-222

72.  Yancey, P.H. (1993). Micromolecules that help macromolecules in dehydration [commentary written for I.S.I. Citation Classic¨ recognition]. Curr. Contents Life Sci. 36: 9

73.  Sandquist, J., L. Romberg, P. Yancey (2013). Life as a professor at a small liberal arts college. Mol. Biol. Cell 24: 3285-3291