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About the Director, Publications

Paul A. Sieving, M.D., Ph.D.

Recent Publications


Kjellström S, Vijayasarathy C, Ponjavic V, Sieving PA, Andréasson S. Long-term 12 year follow-up of X-linked congenital retinoschisis. Ophthalmic genet. 31(3):114–25 (2010).

Kotova S, Vijayasarathy C, Dimitriadis EK, Ikonomou L, Jaffe H, Sieving PA. Retinoschisin (RS1) interacts with negatively charged lipid bilayers in the presence of Ca2+: an atomic force microscopy study. Biochemistry. 49(33):7023–32 (2010).

Li L, Nakaya N, Chavali VR, Ma Z, Jiao X, Sieving PA, Riazuddin S, Tomarev SI, Ayyagari R, Riazuddin SA, Hejtmancik JF. A mutation in ZNF513, a putative regulator of photoreceptor development, causes autosomal-recessive retinitis pigmentosa. Am J Hum Genet. 87(3):400–9 (2010).

Naz S, Riazuddin SA, Li L, Shahid M, Kousar S, Sieving PA, Hejtmancik JF, Riazuddin S. A novel locus for autosomal recessive retinitis pigmentosa in a consanguineous Pakistani family maps to chromosome 2p. Am J Ophthalmol. 149(5):861–6 (2010).

Raz-Prag D, Grimes WN, Fariss RN, Vijayasarathy C, Campos MM, Bush RA, Diamond JS, Sieving PA. Probing potassium channel function in vivo by intracellular delivery of antibodies in a rat model of retinal neurodegeneration. Proc Natl Acad Sci (USA). 107(28):12710–5 (2010).

Riazuddin SA, Iqbal M, Wang Y, Masuda T, Chen Y, Bowne S, Sullivan LS, Waseem NH, Bhattacharya S, Daiger SP, Zhang K, Khan SN, Riazuddin S, Hejtmancik JF, Sieving PA, Zack DJ, Katsanis N. A splice-site mutation in a retina-specific exon of BBS8 causes nonsyndromic retinitis pigmentosa. Am J Hum Genet. 86(5):805–12 (2010).

Riazuddin SA, Shahzadi A, Zeitz C, Ahmed ZM, Ayyagari R, Chavali VR, Ponferrada VG, Audo I, Michiels C, Lancelot ME, Nasir IA, Zafar AU, Khan SN, Husnain T, Jiao X, MacDonald IM, Riazuddin S, Sieving PA, Katsanis N, Hejtmancik JF. A mutation in SLC24A1 implicated in autosomal-recessive congenital stationary night blindness. Am J Hum Genet. 87(4):523–31 (2010).

Sergeev YV, Caruso RC, Meltzer MR, Smaoui N, MacDonald IM, Sieving PA. Molecular modeling of retinoschisin with functional analysis of pathogenic mutations from human X-linked retinoschisis. Hum Mol Genet. 19(7):1302–13 (2010).

Shahzadi A, Riazuddin SA, Ali S, Li D, Khan SN, Husnain T, Akram J, Sieving PA, Hejtmancik JF, Riazuddin S. Nonsense mutation in MERTK causes autosomal recessive retinitis pigmentosa in a consanguineous Pakistani family. Br J Ophthalmol. 94(8):1094–9 (2010).

Sieving PA. At the frontier of vision research: The National Eye Institute celebrates 40 years. Am J Ophthamol 149(2):179-81 (2010).

Vijayasarathy C, Sui R, Zeng Y, Yang G, Xu F, Caruso RC, Lewis RA, Ziccardi L, Sieving PA. Molecular mechanisms leading to null-protein product from retinoschisin (RS1) signal-sequence mutants in X-linked retinoschisis (XLRS) disease. Hum Mut. 31(11):1251–60 (2010).

Wu DM, Khanna H, Atmaca-Sonmez P, Sieving PA, Branham K, Othman M, Swaroop A, Daiger SP, Heckenlively JR. Long-term follow-up of a family with dominant X-linked retinitis pigmentosa. Eye (Lond). 24(5):764–74 (2010).


Naz S, Ali S, Riazuddin SA, Farooq T, Butt NH, Zafar AU, Khan SN, Husnain T, Macdonald IM, Sieving PA, Hejtmancik JF, Riazuddin S. Mutations in RLBP1 associated with fundus albipunctatus in consanguineous Pakistani families. Br J Ophthalmol. 95(7):1019-24 (2011).

Ali S, Riazuddin SA, Shahzadi A, Nasir IA, Khan SN, Husnain T, Akram J, Sieving PA, Hejtmancik JF, Riazuddin S. Mutations in the β-subunit of rod phosphodiesterase identified in consanguineous Pakistani families with autosomal recessive retinitis pigmentosa. Mol Vis. 17:1373-80. (2011).

Bowles K, Cukras C, Turriff A, Sergeev Y, Vitale S, Bush RA, Sieving PA. X-linked retinoschisis: age and mutation both effect the ERG phenotype in a cohort of 68 affected male subjects. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 52(12):9250-6 (2011).

Iqbal M, Naeem MA, Riazuddin SA, Ali S, Farooq T, Qazi ZA, Khan SN, Husnain T, Riazuddin S, Sieving PA, Hejtmancik JF, Riazuddin S. Association of pathogenic mutations in TULP1 with retinitis pigmentosa in consanguineous Pakistani families. Arch Ophthalmol. 129(10):1351-7 (2011).


Cukras CA, Wong WT, Caruso R, Cunningham D, Zein W, Sieving PA. Centrifugal expansion of fundus autofluorescence patterns in Stargardt disease over time. Arch Ophthalmol. 130(2):171-9 (2012).

Naeem MA, Chavali VR, Ali S, Iqbal M, Riazuddin S, Khan SN, Husnain T, Sieving PA, Ayyagari R, Riazuddin S, Hejtmancik JF, Riazuddin SA. GNAT1 Associated with Autosomal Recessive Congenital Stationary Night Blindness. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 53(3):1353-61 (2012).

Vijayasarathy C, Ziccardi L, Sieving PA. Biology of retinoschisin. Adv Exp Med Biol. 723:513-8 (2012).