Don Carlson

Position Title
(In Memoriam) Professor Emeritus

Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, College of Biological Sciences


Research Interests

Regulation of the multigene families encoding the salivary proline-rich proteins. Regulation by vitamin A of the gene(s) encoding a small proline-rich protein in trachea and the relationship t


  • 1956 BS Agriculture North Dakota State University
  • 1958 MS Dairy Science University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana
  • 1961 PhD Biochemistry Michigan State University


Zhou J, PS Wright, E Wong, K Jessen, JN Morand, and DM Carlson. 1997. Cyclic AMP regulation of mouse proline-rich protein gene expression: isoproterenol induction of AP-1 transcription factors in parotid glands. Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics. 33

Tesfaigzi J and DM Carlson. 1996. Cell cycle-specific expression of G(0)SPR1 in Chinese hamster ovary cells. Experimental Cell Research. 228:277-282

Tesfaigzi J and DM Carlson. 1996. Expression of the spr1 gene in cultured tracheal cells and its regulation by retinoids before and after confluence. Journal of Cellular Physiology. 164:571-578