Bob McKinnell spent his scientific career studying the Lucke renal adenocarcinoma, its herpesvirus (RaHV-1) and the competence of its genome to promote normal differentiation as studied with nuclear transplantation (cloning). He has also maintained a long term interest in the prevalence and distribution of two pigment pattern mutants of the northern leopard frog, Rana pipiens.
Selected Publications (Pubmed Search)
Davison AJ, C Cunningham, W Sauerbier, RG McKinnell. 2006. Genome sequences of two frog herpesviruses. J Gen Virol. 87:3509-3514.
McKinnell RG, DL Carlson. 2005. Lucke renal adenocarcinoma. In: M Lannoo (ed) Status and Conservation of US Amphibians. University of California Press, Berkeley, pp 96-102.
McKinnell RG, DM Hoppe, BK McKinnell. 2005. Monitoring pigment pattern morphs of Northern Leopard Frogs. In: M Lannoo (ed) Status and Conservation of US Amphibians. University of California Press, Berkeley, pp 96-102
McKinnell RG. 2002. The herpesvirus-induced Lucke renal adenocarcinoma: A stem cell neoplasm. In: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on the Pathology of Amphibians and Reptiles. RG McKinnell and DL Carlson (eds) University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, pp. 26-34.
McKinnell, R.G. and M.A. Di Berardino. 1999. The biology of cloning: History and rationale. BioScience 49:875-885.
Davison, A.J., W. Sauerbier, A. Dolan, C. Addison, and R.G. McKinnell. 1999. Genomic studies of the Lucke tumor herpesvirus (RaHV-1). Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology 125:232-238.
Di Berardino, M.A. and R.G. McKinnell. 2001. Thomas J. King, Jr., 1921-2000. Differentiation, 67:59-62.
McKinnell, RG and DL Carlson (eds) Proceedings of the Sixth International Symposium on the Pathology of Reptiles and Amphibians. Minneapolis, MN
McKinnell, RG, RE Parchment, AO Perantoni, I Damjanov, GB Pierce. 2006. The Biological Basis of Cancer, 2nd Edition. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge and New York. Chinese and Japanese versions of this book are available.
McKinnell RG. 2008, Prevention of Cancer. Facts on File, New York.