Clint Makino, PhD

Associate Professor, Physiology & Biophysics

Clint Makino
700 Albany Street


Dr. Clint Makino completed his PhD at Florida State University and postdoctoral studies at Stanford University School of Medicine. He is currently an Associate Professor of Physiology and Biophysics at Boston University School of Medicine. He has published more than 50 journal papers and book chapters and serves on the editorial board of Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience.


  • Florida State University - Tallahassee, PhD
  • Duke University, BS

Classes Taught

  • FC 707
  • GMS BN778
  • MD514 A1
  • MS 144 M1
  • PHS 730


  • Published on 1/1/2018

    Makino CL, Duda T, Pertzev A, Sharma RK. Experimental Approaches for Defining the Role of the Ca2+-Modulated ROS-GC System in Retinal Rods of Mouse. Methods Mol Biol. 2018; 1753:129-158. PMID: 29564786.

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  • Published on 9/15/2016

    Sharma RK, Duda T, Makino CL. Integrative Signaling Networks of Membrane Guanylate Cyclases: Biochemistry and Physiology. Front Mol Neurosci. 2016; 9:83. PMID: 27695398.

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  • Published on 1/28/2016

    Duda T, Pertzev A, Makino CL, Sharma RK. Bicarbonate and Ca(2+) Sensing Modulators Activate Photoreceptor ROS-GC1 Synergistically. Front Mol Neurosci. 2016; 9:5. PMID: 26858600.

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  • Published on 3/12/2015

    Duda T, Wen XH, Isayama T, Sharma RK, Makino CL. Bicarbonate Modulates Photoreceptor Guanylate Cyclase (ROS-GC) Catalytic Activity. J Biol Chem. 2015 Apr 24; 290(17):11052-60. PMID: 25767116.

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  • Published on 3/6/2015

    Sharma RK, Baehr W, Makino CL, Duda T. Ca(2+) and Ca(2+)-interlocked membrane guanylate cyclase signal modulation of neuronal and cardiovascular signal transduction. Front Mol Neurosci. 2015; 8:7. PMID: 25798085.

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  • Published on 7/1/2014

    Isayama T, Chen Y, Kono M, Fabre E, Slavsky M, DeGrip WJ, Ma JX, Crouch RK, Makino CL. Coexpression of three opsins in cone photoreceptors of the salamander Ambystoma tigrinum. J Comp Neurol. 2014 Jul 01; 522(10):2249-65. PMID: 24374736.

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  • Published on 6/2/2014

    Wen XH, Dizhoor AM, Makino CL. Membrane guanylyl cyclase complexes shape the photoresponses of retinal rods and cones. Front Mol Neurosci. 2014; 7:45. PMID: 24917784.

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  • Published on 3/26/2014

    Sharma RK, Makino CL, Hicks D, Duda T. ROS-GC interlocked Ca(2+)-sensor S100B protein signaling in cone photoreceptors: review. Front Mol Neurosci. 2014; 7:21. PMID: 24723847.

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  • Published on 10/17/2012

    Makino CL, Wen XH, Olshevskaya EV, Peshenko IV, Savchenko AB, Dizhoor AM. Enzymatic relay mechanism stimulates cyclic GMP synthesis in rod photoresponse: biochemical and physiological study in guanylyl cyclase activating protein 1 knockout mice. PLoS One. 2012; 7(10):e47637. PMID: 23082185.

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  • Published on 6/1/2012

    Makino CL. Easy does it when bleaching isolated mouse rods. J Physiol. 2012 Jun 01; 590(11):2551-2. PMID: 22787167.

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