Recent Publications:

MiR-153 Regulates Amelogenesis by Targeting Endocytotic and Endosomal/lysosomal Pathways–Novel Insight into the Origins of Enamel Pathologies. Kaifeng Yin, Wenting Lin, Jing Guo, Toshihiro Sugiyama, Malcolm L. Snead, Joseph G. Hacia, and Michael L. Paine, Sci Rep. 2017; 7: 44118.

Alterations of Dermal Connective Tissue Collagen in Diabetes: Molecular Basis of Aged-Appearing Skin Argyropoulos, A.J., Robichaud, P., Mutesi Balimunkwe, R., Fisher, G.J., Hammerberg, C., Yan, Y., Quan, T. PLoS One. 2016; 11(4): e0153806.

HE4 promotes collateral resistance to cisplatin and paclitaxel in ovarian cancer cells. J. R. Ribeiro, C. Schorl, N. Yano, N. Romano, K. K. Kim, R. K. Singh, and R. G. Moore. (2016) J Ovarian Res. 2016; 9: 28.

Retinoic acid treated human dendritic cells induce T regulatory cells via the expression of CD141 and GARP which is impaired with age. Sudhanshu Agrawal, Sreerupa Ganguly, Alexander Tran, Padmaja Sundaram, Anshu Agrawal Aging 2016 8(6): 1223–1235.

Gene Expression Profile and Signaling Pathways in MCF-7 Breast Cancer Cells Mediated by Acyl-CoA Synthetase 4 Overexpression. Castillo, AF, Orlando, UD, Lopez, P, Solano, AR, Maloberti, PM, and Podesta, EJ. Transcriptomics (2015) 3, p.120.

Lung tumor NF-κB signaling promotes T cell–mediated immune surveillance Emily L. Hopewell, Weipeng Zhao, William J. Fulp, Crystina C. Bronk, Alexis S. Lopez, Michael Massengill, Scott Antonia, Esteban Celis, Eric B. Haura, Steven A. Enkemann, Dung-Tsa Chen, Amer A. Beg J Clin Invest. 2013 June 3; 123(6): 2509–2522.

Histone deacetylase inhibition reduces cardiac connexin43 expression and gap junction communication Qin Xu, Xianming Lin, Laura Andrews, Dakshesh Patel, Paul D. Lampe, Richard D. Veenstra Front Pharmacol. 2013; 4: 44.

Influence of HTLV-1 on the clinical, microbiologic and immunologic presentation of tuberculosis Maria de Lourdes Bastos, Silvane B Santos, Anselmo Souza, Brooke Finkmoore, Ohana Bispo, Tasso Barreto, Ingrid Cardoso, Iana Bispo, Flávia Bastos, Daniele Pereira, Lee Riley, Edgar M Carvalho BMC Infect Dis. 2012; 12: 199.

IκB Kinases Modulate the Activity of the Androgen Receptor in Prostate Carcinoma Cell Lines Garima Jain, Cornelia Voogdt, Anna Tobias, Klaus-Dieter Spindler, Peter Möller, Marcus V Cronauer, Ralf B Marienfeld Neoplasia. 2012 March; 14(3): 178–189.

Contribution of CXCL12 secretion to invasion of breast cancer cellsPamela J Boimel, Tatiana Smirnova, Zhen Ni Zhou, Jeffrey Wyckoff, Haein Park, Salvatore J Coniglio, Bin-Zhi Qian, E Richard Stanley, Dianne Cox, Jeffrey W Pollard, William J Muller, John Condeelis, Jeffrey E Segall Breast Cancer Res. 2012; 14(1): R23.

IL-17 and Regulatory Cytokines (IL-10 and IL-27) in L. braziliensis Infection. Roberto Novoa, Olívia Bacellar, Márcia Nascimento, Thiago M. Cardoso, Rajendranath Ramasawmy, Walker N. Oliveira, Albert Schriefer, Edgar M. Carvalho Parasite Immunol. 2011 February; 33(2): 132–136.

NKG2D receptor regulates human effector T-cell cytokine production. Amorette Barber, Charles L. Sentman Blood. 2011 June 16; 117(24): 6571–6581. Prepublished online 2011 April 25. doi: 10.1182/blood-2011-01-329417.

PCR ARRAYS (Primer Libraries)

Preconditioned mesenchymal stem cells treat myasthenia gravis in a humanized preclinical model. Sudres, M., Maurer, M., Robinet, M., Bismuth, J., Truffault, F., Girard, D., Dragin, N., Attia, M., Fadel, E., Santelmo, N., Sicsic, C., Brenner, T. and Berrih-Aknin, S. (2017) JCI Insight. 2(7): e89665.

Smac mimetics synergize with immune checkpoint inhibitors to promote tumour immunity against glioblastoma. Beug,ST, Beauregard, CE, Healy, C, Sanda, T, St-Jean, M, Chabot,J, Walker, DE, Mohan, A, Earl, N, Lun, X, Senger, DL, Robbins, SM, Staeheli, P, Forsyth, PA, Alain, T, LaCasse,a EC and Kornelukb,RG. (2017) Nat Commun. 2017; 8: 14278.

Antimitogenic effect of bitter taste receptor agonists on airway smooth muscle cells. Pawan Sharma, Alfredo Panebra, Tonio Pera, Brian C. Tiegs, Alena Hershfeld, Lawrence C. Kenyon,3 and Deepak A. Deshpande. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2016 Feb 15; 310(4): L365–L376.

Induction of Monocyte Chemoattractant Proteins in Macrophages via the Production of Granulocyte/Macrophage Colony-Stimulating Factor by Breast Cancer Cells. Teizo Yoshimura, Tomozumi Imamichi, Jonathan M. Weiss, Miwa Sato, Liangzhu Li, Akihiro Matsukawa, and Ji Ming Wang. Front Immunol. 2016; 7: 2.

Autophagy Is an Innate Mechanism Associated with Leprosy Polarization. Bruno Jorge de Andrade Silva, Mayara Garcia de Mattos Barbosa, Priscila Ribeiro Andrade, Helen Ferreira, José Augusto da Costa Nery, Suzana Côrte-Real Gilberto Marcelo Sperandio da Silva, Patricia Sammarco Rosa, Mario Fabri, Euzenir Nunes Sarno and Roberta Olmo Pinheiro1. PLoS Pathog. 2017 Jan; 13(1): e1006103.

High Energy Particle Radiation-associated Oncogenic Transformation in Normal Mice: Insight into the Connection between Activation of Oncotargets and Oncogene Addiction Natarajan Aravindan, Sheeja Aravindan, Krishnan Manickam, Mohan Natarajan Sci Rep. 2016; 6: 37623.

The small tellurium-based compound SAS suppresses inflammation in human retinal pigment epithelium. Rima Dardik, Tami Livnat, Gilad Halpert, Shayma Jawad, Yael Nisgav, Shirley Azar-Avivi, Baoying Liu, Robert B. Nussenblatt, Dov Weinberger, and Benjamin Sredni. Mol Vis. (2016) 22: 548–562.

Anti-apoptotic ARC protein confers chemoresistance by controlling leukemia-microenvironment interactions through a NFκB/IL1β signaling network. Bing Z. Carter, Po Yee Mak, Ye Chen, Duncan H. Mak, Hong Mu, Rodrigo Jacamo, Vivian Ruvolo, Stefan T. Arold, John E. Ladbury, Jared K. Burks, Steven Kornblau, and Michael Andreeff1. Oncotarget (2016)7: 20054–20067.

Overcoming chemo/radio-resistance of pancreatic cancer by inhibiting STAT3 signaling. Wu, X., Tang, W., Marquez, R.T., Li, K., Highfill, C.A., He, F., Lian, J., Lin, J., Fuchs, J.R., Ji, M., Li, L. and Xu, L. Oncotarget (2016) 7: 11708-11723.

Antibody against CD44s inhibits pancreatic tumor initiation and post-radiation recurrence in mice. (2015) Li, L., Hao, X., Qin, J., Tang, W., He, F., Smith, A., Zhang, M., Simeone, D.M., Qiao, X.T., Chen, Z-N., Lawrence, T.S. and Xu, L. Gastroenterology 146, 1108-1118.

The neuroprotective effect of Klotho is mediated via regulation of members of the redox system. (2014) Zeldich, E., Chen, C-D., Colvin, T.A., Bove-Fenderson, E.A., Liang, J., Tucker-Zhou, T.B., Harris, D.A. and Abraham, C.r. (2014) J. Biol. Chem. 289, 24700-24715.

Atmospheric gas plasma–induced ROS production activates TNF-ASK1 pathway for the induction of melanoma cancer cell apoptosis. Ishaq, M., Kumar, S., Varinli, H., Han, Z., Rider, A., Evans, M., Murphy, A. and Ostrikov, K. 2014 Mol. Biol. Cell., 25 (9): 1523-1531.

Curcumin Blocks Interleukin-1 Signaling in Chondrosarcoma Cells. Kalinski, T., Sel, S., Hütten, H., Röpke, M., Roessner, R. and Nass, N. 2014 PloS One 9(6): e99296.

Neuraminidase reprograms lung tissue and potentiates LPS-induced acute lung injury in mice. Chiguang Feng, Lei Zhang, Chinh Nguyen, Stefanie N. Vogel, Simeon E. Goldblum, William C. Blackwelder, Alan S. Cross. 2013 J Immunol. 191(9): 10.4049

Nanoceria inhibit expression of genes associated with inflammation and angiogenesis in the retina of Vldlr null mice.Svetlana V. Kyosseva, Lijuan Chen, Sudipta Seal, and James J. McGinnis Exp Eye Res. 2013 Nov; 116: 63–74.

Molecular basis of ‘hypoxic’ breast cancer cell radio-sensitization: phytochemicals converge on radiation induced Rel signaling. Sheeja Aravindan, Mohan Natarajan, Terence S Herman, Vibhudutta Awasthi, and Natarajan Aravindan 2013 Radiat Oncol. 2013; 8: 46.

Dietary Selenium Deficiency Exacerbates DSS-Induced Epithelial Injury and AOM/DSS-Induced Tumorigenesis. Caitlyn W. Barrett, Kshipra Singh, Amy K. Motley, Mary K. Lintel, Elena Matafonova, Amber M. Bradley, Wei Ning, Shenika V. Poindexter, Bobak Parang, Vishruth K. Reddy, Rupesh Chaturvedi, Barbara M. Fingleton, Mary K. Washington, Keith T. Wilson, Sean S. Davies, Kristina E. Hill, Raymond F. Burk, and Christopher S. Williams. PLoS One. 2013; 8(7): e67845.

Irreversible EGFR Inhibitor EKB-569 Targets Low-LET γ-Radiation-Triggered Rel Orchestration and Potentiates Cell Death in Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Natarajan Aravindan, Charles R. Thomas, Jr., Sheeja Aravindan, Aswathi S. Mohan, Jamunarani Veeraraghavan, Mohan Natarajan. PLoS One. 2011; 6(12): e29705.

UNC5B Receptor Deletion Exacerbates Tissue Injury in Response to AKI. Punithavathi Ranganathan, Calpurnia Jayakumar, Sutip Navankasattusas, Dean Y. Li, Il-man Kim, Ganesan Ramesh. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2014 February; 25(2): 239–249.

Tumor suppressor function of the plasma glutathione peroxidase Gpx3 in colitis-associated carcinoma. Caitlyn W. Barrett, Wei Ning, Xi Chen, J. Joshua Smith, Mary K Washington, Kristina E. Hill, Lori A. Coburn, Richard M. Peek, Rupesh Chaturvedi, Keith T. Wilson, Raymond F. Burk, and Christopher S. Williams. Cancer Res. 2013 Feb 1; 73(3): 1245–1255.