Edith G. Markoff, PhD

Dog Visitation Program Coordinator

Academic Affiliations

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-636-7459


Embryo implantation and growth factors; extra-pituitary prolactin; Volunteer Dog Visitation Program at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.
PhD: University of California, 1980.

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Rutter MM, Markoff E, Clayton L, Akeno N, Zhao G, Clemens TL, Chernausek SD. Osteoblast-specific expression of insulin-like growth factor-1 in bone of transgenic mice induces insulin-like growth factor binding protein-5. Bone. 2005 Feb;36(2):224-31.

Nemade RV, Carrette O, Larsen WJ, Markoff E. Involvement of nitric oxide and the ovarian blood follicle barrier in murine follicular cyst development. Fertil Steril. 2002 Dec;78(6):1301-8.

Henemyre C, Markoff E. Expression of insulin-like growth factor binding protein-4, insulin-like growth factor-I receptor, and insulin-like growth factor-I in the mouse uterus throughout the estrous cycle. Mol Reprod Dev. 1999 Apr;52(4):350-9.

Kanda Y, Jikihara H, Markoff E, Handwerger S. Interleukin-2 inhibits the synthesis and release of prolactin from human decidual cells. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 1999 Feb;84(2):677-81.

Henemyre C, Markoff E. Decidualization and expression of insulin-like growth factor-I and insulin-like growth factor binding protein-4 in the periimplantation mouse uterus. Biol Reprod. 1998 Mar;58(3):801-6.

Horseman ND, Zhao W, Montecino-Rodriguez E, Tanaka M, Nakashima K, Engle SJ, Smith F, Markoff E, Dorshkind K. Defective mammopoiesis, but normal hematopoiesis, in mice with a targeted disruption of the prolactin gene. EMBO J. 1997 Dec 1;16(23):6926-35.

Gendron RL, Paradis H, Hsieh-Li HM, Lee DW, Potter SS, Markoff E. Abnormal uterine stromal and glandular function associated with maternal reproductive defects in Hoxa-11 null mice. Biol Reprod. 1997 May;56(5):1097-105.

Markoff E, Henemyre C, Fellows J, Pennington E, Zeitler PS, Cedars MI. Localization of insulin-like growth factor binding protein-4 expression in the mouse uterus during the peri-implantation period. Biol Reprod. 1995 Nov;53(5):1103-9.

Handwerger S, Richards RG, Markoff E. The physiology of decidual prolactin and other decidual protein hormones. Trends Endocrinol Metab. 1992 Apr;3(3):91-95.

Handwerger S, Markoff E, Richards R. Regulation of the synthesis and release of decidual prolactin by placental and autocrine/paracrine factors. Placenta. 1991 Mar-Apr;12(2):121-30. Review.