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Scientific Publications

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


2011 Pepper Center Publications
  1. Anderson JF, Siller E, Barral JM. Disorders of protein biogenesis and stability. Protein Pept Lett. Feb 2011;18(2):110-121, PMID: 21121895.
  2. Anderson JF, Siller E, Barral JM. The neurodegenerative-disease-related protein sacsin is a molecular chaperone. J Mol Biol. Aug 26 2011;411(4):870-880, PMID: 21726565.
  3. Aranda MP, Ray LA, Snih SA, Ottenbacher KJ, Markides KS. The protective effect of neighborhood composition on increasing frailty among older Mexican Americans: a barrio advantage? Journal of aging and health. Oct 2011;23(7):1189-1217, PMID: 21948774, PMCID: PMC3506387.
  4. Bailey CE, Hammers DW, Deford JH, Dimayuga VL, Amaning JK, Farrar R, Papaconstantinou J. Ishemia-reperfusion enhances GAPDH nitration in aging skeletal muscle. Aging. Oct 2011;3(10):1003-1017, PMID: 22027257, PMCID: PMC3229964.
  5. Baillargeon J, Kuo YF, Lin YL, Raji MA, Singh A, Goodwin JS. Effect of mental disorders on diagnosis, treatment, and survival of older adults with colon cancer. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Jul 2011;59(7):1268-1273, PMID: 21732924, PMCID: PMC4006964.
  6. Banerjee C, Ulloor J, Dillon EL, Dahodwala Q, Franklin B, Storer T, Sebastiani P, Sheffield-Moore M, Urban RJ, Bhasin S, Montano M. Identification of serum biomarkers for aging and anabolic response. Immunity & ageing : I & A. 2011;8(1):5, PMID: 21689392, PMCID: PMC3135554.
  7. Bindawas SM, Snih SA, Grady JJ, Protas EJ, Graham JE, Markides KS, Ottenbacher KJ. Evidence of reduced health-related quality of life in older Mexican Americans with arthritis. Ethn Dis. Spring 2011;21(2):230-236, PMID: 21749029, PMCID: PMC3136930.
  8. Choksi KB, Nuss JE, DeFord JH, Papaconstantinou J. Mitochondrial electron transport chain functions in long-lived Ames dwarf mice. Aging. Aug 2011;3(8):754-767, PMID: 21934186, PMCID: PMC3184977.
  9. Dickinson JM, Fry CS, Drummond MJ, Gundermann DM, Walker DK, Glynn EL, Timmerman KL, Dhanani S, Volpi E, Rasmussen BB. Mammalian target of rapamycin complex 1 activation is required for the stimulation of human skeletal muscle protein synthesis by essential amino acids. The Journal of nutrition. May 2011;141(5):856-862, PMID: 21430254, PMCID: PMC3077888.
  10. Dickinson JM, Rasmussen BB. Essential amino acid sensing, signaling, and transport in the regulation of human muscle protein metabolism. Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care. Jan 2011;14(1):83-88, PMID: 21076294, PMCID: PMC3290995.
  11. Dillon EL, Casperson SL, Durham WJ, Randolph KM, Urban RJ, Volpi E, Ahmad M, Kinsky MP, Sheffield-Moore M. Muscle protein metabolism responds similarly to exogenous amino acids in healthy younger and older adults during NO-induced hyperemia. American journal of physiology. Regulatory, integrative and comparative physiology. Nov 2011;301(5):R1408-1417, PMID: 21880862, PMCID: PMC3213950.
  12. Drummond MJ, Fry CS, Glynn EL, Timmerman KL, Dickinson JM, Walker DK, Gundermann DM, Volpi E, Rasmussen BB. Skeletal muscle amino acid transporter expression is increased in young and older adults following resistance exercise. J Appl Physiol. Jul 2011;111(1):135-142, PMID: 21527663, PMCID: PMC3137547.
  13. Drummond MJ, McCarthy JJ, Sinha M, Spratt HM, Volpi E, Esser KA, Rasmussen BB. Aging and microRNA expression in human skeletal muscle: a microarray and bioinformatics analysis. Physiological genomics. May 1 2011;43(10):595-603, PMID: 20876843, PMCID: PMC3110890.
  14. Fisher SR, Galloway RV, Kuo YF, Graham JE, Ottenbacher KJ, Ostir GV, Goodwin JS. Pilot study examining the association between ambulatory activity and falls among hospitalized older adults. Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation. Dec 2011;92(12):2090-2092, PMID: 22036628, PMCID: PMC3229660.
  15. Fisher SR, Goodwin JS, Protas EJ, Kuo YF, Graham JE, Ottenbacher KJ, Ostir GV. Ambulatory activity of older adults hospitalized with acute medical illness. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Jan 2011;59(1):91-95, PMID: 21158744, PMCID: PMC3133455.
  16. Fletcher KE, Sharma G, Zhang D, Kuo YF, Goodwin JS. Trends in inpatient continuity of care for a cohort of Medicare patients 1996-2006. J Hosp Med. Oct 2011;6(8):438-444, PMID: 21990172, PMCID: PMC3201736.
  17. Fry CS, Drummond MJ, Glynn EL, Dickinson JM, Gundermann DM, Timmerman KL, Walker DK, Dhanani S, Volpi E, Rasmussen BB. Aging impairs contraction-induced human skeletal muscle mTORC1 signaling and protein synthesis. Skelet Muscle. 2011;1(1):11, PMID: 21798089, PMCID: PMC3156634.
  18. Fry CS, Rasmussen BB. Skeletal muscle protein balance and metabolism in the elderly. Curr Aging Sci. Dec 2011;4(3):260-268, PMID: 21529326.
  19. Goodwin JS, Asrabadi A, Howrey B, Giordano S, Kuo YF. Multiple measurement of serum lipids in the elderly. Medical care. Feb 2011;49(2):225-230, PMID: 21150795, PMCID: PMC3856672.
  20. Goodwin JS, Howrey B, Zhang DD, Kuo YF. Risk of continued institutionalization after hospitalization in older adults. The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences. Dec 2011;66(12):1321-1327, PMID: 21968285, PMCID: PMC3210963.
  21. Granger CV, Reistetter TA, Graham JE, Deutsch A, Markello SJ, Niewczyk P, Ottenbacher KJ. The Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation: report of patients with hip fracture discharged from comprehensive medical programs in 2000-2007. American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation / Association of Academic Physiatrists. Mar 2011;90(3):177-189, PMID: 21297397, PMCID: PMC3147279.
  22. Howrey BT, Kuo YF, Goodwin JS. Association of care by hospitalists on discharge destination and 30-day outcomes after acute ischemic stroke. Medical care. Aug 2011;49(8):701-707, PMID: 21765377, PMCID: PMC3304585.
  23. Kuo YF, Goodwin JS. Association of hospitalist care with medical utilization after discharge: evidence of cost shift from a cohort study. Annals of internal medicine. Aug 2 2011;155(3):152-159, PMID: 21810708, PMCID: PMC3196599.
  24. Rasmussen BB. The missing Akt in the mechanical regulation of skeletal muscle mTORC1 signalling and growth. J Physiol. Apr 1 2011;589(Pt 7):1507, PMID: 21486834, PMCID: PMC3099007.
  25. Reistetter TA, Graham JE, Deutsch A, Markello SJ, Granger CV, Ottenbacher KJ. Diabetes comorbidity and age influence rehabilitation outcomes after hip fracture. Diabetes care. Jun 2011;34(6):1375-1377, PMID: 21562326, PMCID: PMC3114361.
  26. Sheffield-Moore M, Dillon EL, Casperson SL, Gilkison CR, Paddon-Jones D, Durham WJ, Grady JJ, Urban RJ. A randomized pilot study of monthly cycled testosterone replacement or continuous testosterone replacement versus placebo in older men. The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism. Nov 2011;96(11):E1831-1837, PMID: 21865352, PMCID: PMC3205888.
  27. Stieren ES, El Ayadi A, Xiao Y, Siller E, Landsverk ML, Oberhauser AF, Barral JM, Boehning D. Ubiquilin-1 is a molecular chaperone for the amyloid precursor protein. J Biol Chem. Oct 14 2011;286(41):35689-35698, PMID: 21852239, PMCID: PMC3195644.
  28. Symons TB, Sheffield-Moore M, Mamerow MM, Wolfe RR, Paddon-Jones D. The anabolic response to resistance exercise and a protein-rich meal is not diminished by age. The journal of nutrition, health & aging. May 2011;15(5):376-381, PMID: 21528164, PMCID: PMC3280506.
  29. Timmerman KL, Rasmussen BB. Does a reduction in anabolic signaling contribute to muscle wasting in chronic heart failure? J Appl Physiol. Apr 2011;110(4):869-870, PMID: 21270349.
  30. Walker DK, Dickinson JM, Timmerman KL, Drummond MJ, Reidy PT, Fry CS, Gundermann DM, Rasmussen BB. Exercise, amino acids, and aging in the control of human muscle protein synthesis. Med Sci Sports Exerc. Dec 2011;43(12):2249-2258, PMID: 21606874, PMCID: PMC3289515.
  31. Zhang H, Xie C, Spencer HJ, Zuo C, Higuchi M, Ranganathan G, Kern PA, Chou MW, Huang Q, Szczesny B, Mitra S, Watson AJ, Margison GP, Fan CY. Obesity and hepatosteatosis in mice with enhanced oxidative DNA damage processing in mitochondria. Am J Pathol. Apr 2011;178(4):1715-1727, PMID: 21435453, PMCID: PMC3078437.



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