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Scientific Publications

The UTMB OAIC Pepper Center Investigators have authored hundreds of scientific articles:


2007 Pepper Center Publications
  1. Al Snih S, Ottenbacher KJ, Markides KS, Kuo YF, Eschbach K, Goodwin JS. The effect of obesity on disability vs mortality in older Americans. Arch Intern Med. Apr 23 2007;167(8):774-780, PMID: 17452539.
  2. Borsheim E, Bui QU, Wolfe RR. Plasma amino acid concentrations during late rehabilitation in patients with traumatic brain injury. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. Feb 2007;88(2):234-238, PMID: 17270522.
  3. Choksi KB, Nuss JE, Boylston WH, Rabek JP, Papaconstantinou J. Age-related increases in oxidatively damaged proteins of mouse kidney mitochondrial electron transport chain complexes. Free Radic Biol Med. Nov 15 2007;43(10):1423-1438, PMID: 17936188, PMCID: PMC2080815.
  4. Choksi KB, Roberts LJ, 2nd, DeFord JH, Rabek JP, Papaconstantinou J. Lower levels of F2-isoprostanes in serum and livers of long-lived Ames dwarf mice. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. Dec 28 2007;364(4):761-764, PMID: 17964285, PMCID: PMC2238179.
  5. Cree MG, Newcomer BR, Read LK, Sheffield-Moore M, Paddon-Jones D, Chinkes D, Aarsland A, Wolfe RR. Plasma triglycerides are not related to tissue lipids and insulin sensitivity in elderly following PPAR-alpha agonist treatment. Mech Ageing Dev. Oct 2007;128(10):558-565, PMID: 17904198, PMCID: PMC3503242.
  6. da Cunha-Filho IT, Henson H, Protas EJ. Reliability of a portable gas analyzer during a 5-min walk test. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. Jun 2007;86(6):469-473, PMID: 17515686.
  7. Dillon EL, Volpi E, Wolfe RR, Sinha S, Sanford AP, Arrastia CD, Urban RJ, Casperson SL, Paddon-Jones D, Sheffield-Moore M. Amino acid metabolism and inflammatory burden in ovarian cancer patients undergoing intense oncological therapy. Clin Nutr. Dec 2007;26(6):736-743, PMID: 17804123, PMCID: PMC2190298.
  8. Eschbach K, Stimpson JP, Kuo YF, Goodwin JS. Mortality of foreign-born and US-born Hispanic adults at younger ages: a reexamination of recent patterns. Am J Public Health. Jul 2007;97(7):1297-1304, PMID: 17538049, PMCID: PMC1913071.
  9. Fitts RH, Romatowski JG, Peters JR, Paddon-Jones D, Wolfe RR, Ferrando AA. The deleterious effects of bed rest on human skeletal muscle fibers are exacerbated by hypercortisolemia and ameliorated by dietary supplementation. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. Jul 2007;293(1):C313-320, PMID: 17409123.
  10. Fujita S, Abe T, Drummond MJ, Cadenas JG, Dreyer HC, Sato Y, Volpi E, Rasmussen BB. Blood flow restriction during low-intensity resistance exercise increases S6K1 phosphorylation and muscle protein synthesis. J Appl Physiol. Sep 2007;103(3):903-910, PMID: 17569770.
  11. Fujita S, Dreyer HC, Drummond MJ, Glynn EL, Cadenas JG, Yoshizawa F, Volpi E, Rasmussen BB. Nutrient signalling in the regulation of human muscle protein synthesis. J Physiol. Jul 15 2007;582(Pt 2):813-823, PMID: 17478528, PMCID: PMC2075348.
  12. Fujita S, Rasmussen BB, Bell JA, Cadenas JG, Volpi E. Basal muscle intracellular amino acid kinetics in women and men. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. Jan 2007;292(1):E77-83, PMID: 16896165, PMCID: PMC2804963.
  13. Fujita S, Rasmussen BB, Cadenas JG, Drummond MJ, Glynn EL, Sattler FR, Volpi E. Aerobic exercise overcomes the age-related insulin resistance of muscle protein metabolism by improving endothelial function and Akt/mammalian target of rapamycin signaling. Diabetes. Jun 2007;56(6):1615-1622, PMID: 17351147, PMCID: PMC2740742.
  14. Goodwin JS, Nguyen-Oghalai TU, Kuo YF, Ottenbacher KJ. Epidemiology of Medicare abuse: the example of power wheelchairs. J Am Geriatr Soc. Feb 2007;55(2):221-226, PMID: 17302658, PMCID: PMC1850931.
  15. Jensky NE, Sims JK, Rice JC, Dreyer HC, Schroeder ET. The influence of eccentric exercise on mRNA expression of skeletal muscle regulators. Eur J Appl Physiol. Nov 2007;101(4):473-480, PMID: 17661068.
  16. Kaushik VP, Al Snih S, Ray LA, Raji MA, Markides KS, Goodwin JS. Factors associated with seven-year incidence of diabetes complications among older Mexican Americans. Gerontology. 2007;53(4):194-199, PMID: 17337900.
  17. Killewich LA, Tuvdendorj D, Bahadorani J, Hunter GC, Wolfe RR. Amino acids stimulate leg muscle protein synthesis in peripheral arterial disease. J Vasc Surg. Mar 2007;45(3):554-559; discussion 559-560, PMID: 17321342.
  18. Kortebein P, Ferrando A, Lombeida J, Wolfe R, Evans WJ. Effect of 10 days of bed rest on skeletal muscle in healthy older adults. JAMA. Apr 25 2007;297(16):1772-1774, PMID: 17456818.
  19. Landsverk ML, Li S, Hutagalung AH, Najafov A, Hoppe T, Barral JM, Epstein HF. The UNC-45 chaperone mediates sarcomere assembly through myosin degradation in Caenorhabditis elegans. The Journal of cell biology. Apr 23 2007;177(2):205-210, PMID: 17438072, PMCID: PMC2064129.
  20. Nguyen-Oghalai TU, Ottenbacher KJ, Caban M, Granger CV, Grecula M, Goodwin JS. The impact of rheumatoid arthritis on rehabilitation outcomes after lower extremity arthroplasty. J Clin Rheumatol. Oct 2007;13(5):247-250, PMID: 17921790.
  21. Norberg A, Hahn RG, Li H, Olsson J, Prough DS, Borsheim E, Wolf S, Minton RK, Svensen CH. Population volume kinetics predicts retention of 0.9% saline infused in awake and isoflurane-anesthetized volunteers. Anesthesiology. Jul 2007;107(1):24-32, PMID: 17585212.
  22. Nuss JE, Choksi KB, DeFord JH, Papaconstantinou J. Decreased enzyme activities of chaperones PDI and BiP in aged mouse livers. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. Jan 11 2008;365(2):355-361, PMID: 17996725, PMCID: PMC2238339.
  23. Ostir GV, Kuo YF, Berges IM, Markides KS, Ottenbacher KJ. Measures of lower body function and risk of mortality over 7 years of follow-up. Am J Epidemiol. Sep 1 2007;166(5):599-605, PMID: 17566063.
  24. Ottenbacher KJ, Graham JE. The state-of-the-science: access to postacute care rehabilitation services. A review. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. Nov 2007;88(11):1513-1521, PMID: 17964898.
  25. Papaconstantinou J. Biological Theories of Aging. In: Markides KS, ed. Encyclopedia of Health and Aging. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage; 2007:74-77.
  26. Protas EJ, Raines ML, Tissier S. Comparison of spatiotemporal and energy cost of the use of 3 different walkers and unassisted walking in older adults. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. Jun 2007;88(6):768-773, PMID: 17532900.
  27. Raji MA, Reyes-Ortiz CA, Kuo YF, Markides KS, Ottenbacher KJ. Depressive symptoms and cognitive change in older Mexican Americans. J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol. Sep 2007;20(3):145-152, PMID: 17712097.
  28. Stowe RP, Kozlova EV, Yetman DL, Walling DM, Goodwin JS, Glaser R. Chronic herpesvirus reactivation occurs in aging. Exp Gerontol. Jun 2007;42(6):563-570, PMID: 17337145, PMCID: PMC1992441.
  29. Symons TB, Schutzler SE, Cocke TL, Chinkes DL, Wolfe RR, Paddon-Jones D. Aging does not impair the anabolic response to a protein-rich meal. Am J Clin Nutr. Aug 2007;86(2):451-456, PMID: 17684218.
  30. Uchakin PN, Stowe RP, Paddon-Jones D, Tobin BW, Ferrando AA, Wolfe RR. Cytokine secretion and latent herpes virus reactivation with 28 days of horizontal hypokinesia. Aviat Space Environ Med. Jun 2007;78(6):608-612, PMID: 17571663.
  31. Wang CY, Sheu CF, Protas E. Construct validity and physical performance of older adults in different hierarchical physical-disability level. J Aging Phys Act. Jan 2007;15(1):75-89, PMID: 17387230.



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