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Scientific Publications

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


2012 Pepper Center Publications
  1. Al Snih S, Peek KM, Sawyer P, Markides KS, Allman RM, Ottenbacher KJ. Life-space mobility in Mexican Americans aged 75 and older. J Am Geriatr Soc. Mar 2012;60(3):532-537, PMID: 22283683, PMCID: PMC3996837.
  2. Berges IM, Kuo YF, Ottenbacher KJ, Seale GS, Ostir GV. Recovery of functional status after stroke in a tri-ethnic population. PM & R : the journal of injury, function, and rehabilitation. Apr 2012;4(4):290-295, PMID: 22541375, PMCID: PMC3496396.
  3. Boyd CA, Branch DW, Sheffield KM, Han Y, Kuo YF, Goodwin JS, Riall TS. Hospital and medical care days in pancreatic cancer. Ann Surg Oncol. Aug 2012;19(8):2435-2442, PMID: 22451235, PMCID: PMC3407309.
  4. Cano C, Samper-Ternent R, Al Snih S, Markides K, Ottenbacher KJ. Frailty and cognitive impairment as predictors of mortality in older Mexican Americans. J Nutr Health Aging. Feb 2012;16(2):142-147, PMID: 22323349, PMCID: PMC3281306.
  5. Casperson SL, Sheffield-Moore M, Hewlings SJ, Paddon-Jones D. Leucine supplementation chronically improves muscle protein synthesis in older adults consuming the RDA for protein. Clinical nutrition. Aug 2012;31(4):512-519, PMID: 22357161, PMCID: PMC3640444.
  6. Ciro CA, Ottenbacher KJ, Graham JE, Fisher S, Berges I, Ostir GV. Patterns and correlates of depression in hospitalized older adults. Arch Gerontol Geriatr. Jan-Feb 2012;54(1):202-205, PMID: 21570134, PMCID: PMC3202052.
  7. Dillon EL, Basra G, Horstman AM, Casperson SL, Randolph KM, Durham WJ, Urban RJ, Diaz-Arrastia C, Levine L, Hatch SS, Willis M, Richardson G, Sheffield-Moore M. Cancer cachexia and anabolic interventions: a case report. Journal of cachexia, sarcopenia and muscle. Dec 2012;3(4):253-263, PMID: 22585408, PMCID: PMC3505578.
  8. Drummond MJ, Dickinson JM, Fry CS, Walker DK, Gundermann DM, Reidy PT, Timmerman KL, Markofski MM, Paddon-Jones D, Rasmussen BB, Volpi E. Bed rest impairs skeletal muscle amino acid transporter expression, mTORC1 signaling, and protein synthesis in response to essential amino acids in older adults. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. May 15 2012;302(9):E1113-1122, PMID: 22338078, PMCID: PMC3361979.
  9. El Ayadi A, Stieren ES, Barral JM, Boehning D. Ubiquilin-1 regulates amyloid precursor protein maturation and degradation by stimulating K63-linked polyubiquitination of lysine 688. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. Aug 14 2012;109(33):13416-13421, PMID: 22847417, PMCID: PMC3421158.
  10. El Ayadi A, Stieren ES, Barral JM, Oberhauser AF, Boehning D. Purification and aggregation of the amyloid precursor protein intracellular domain. J Vis Exp. 2012(66):e4204, PMID: 22952038, PMCID: PMC3478677.
  11. Fisher SR, Graham JE, Brown CJ, Galloway RV, Ottenbacher KJ, Allman RM, Ostir GV. Factors that differentiate level of ambulation in hospitalised older adults. Age and ageing. Jan 2012;41(1):107-111, PMID: 21908470, PMCID: PMC3234075.
  12. Gundermann DM, Fry CS, Dickinson JM, Walker DK, Timmerman KL, Drummond MJ, Volpi E, Rasmussen BB. Reactive hyperemia is not responsible for stimulating muscle protein synthesis following blood flow restriction exercise. J Appl Physiol. May 2012;112(9):1520-1528, PMID: 22362401, PMCID: PMC3362234.
  13. Horstman AM, Dillon EL, Urban RJ, Sheffield-Moore M. The role of androgens and estrogens on healthy aging and longevity. The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences. Nov 2012;67(11):1140-1152, PMID: 22451474, PMCID: PMC3636678.
  14. Kaiser CM, Bujalowski PJ, Ma L, Anderson J, Epstein HF, Oberhauser AF. Tracking UNC-45 chaperone-myosin interaction with a titin mechanical reporter. Biophys J. May 2 2012;102(9):2212-2219, PMID: 22824286, PMCID: PMC3341559.
  15. Kuo HK, Al Snih S, Kuo YF, Raji MA. Chronic inflammation, albuminuria, and functional disability in older adults with cardiovascular disease: the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999-2008. Atherosclerosis. Jun 2012;222(2):502-508, PMID: 22460050.
  16. Lu W, Negi SS, Oberhauser AF, Braun W. Engineering proteins with enhanced mechanical stability by force-specific sequence motifs. Proteins. May 2012;80(5):1308-1315, PMID: 22274941, PMCID: PMC3323705.
  17. Lyons EJ, Tate DF, Komoski SE, Carr PM, Ward DS. Novel approaches to obesity prevention: effects of game enjoyment and game type on energy expenditure in active video games. Journal of diabetes science and technology. Jul 2012;6(4):839-848, PMID: 22920810, PMCID: PMC3440155.
  18. Markides KS, Al Snih S, Walsh T, Cutchin M, Ju H, Goodwin JS. Problem drinking among Mexican-Americans: the influence of nativity and neighborhood context? Am J Health Promot. Mar-Apr 2012;26(4):225-229, PMID: 22375572, PMCID: PMC3856664.
  19. Nam S, Kuo YF, Markides KS, Al Snih S. Waist circumference (WC), body mass index (BMI), and disability among older adults in Latin American and the Caribbean (LAC). Arch Gerontol Geriatr. Sep-Oct 2012;55(2):e40-47, PMID: 22564360, PMCID: PMC3418389.
  20. Ostir GV, Berges I, Kuo YF, Goodwin JS, Ottenbacher KJ, Guralnik JM. Assessing gait speed in acutely ill older patients admitted to an acute care for elders hospital unit. Arch Intern Med. Feb 27 2012;172(4):353-358, PMID: 22371922, PMCID: PMC3487589.
  21. Otiniano ME, Al Snih S, Goodwin JS, Ray L, Alghatrif M, Markides KS. Factors associated with poor glycemic control in older Mexican American diabetics aged 75 years and older. J Diabetes Complications. May-Jun 2012;26(3):181-186, PMID: 22520403, PMCID: PMC3521032.
  22. Ottenbacher AJ, Snih SA, Karmarkar A, Lee J, Samper-Ternent R, Kumar A, Bindawas S, Markides KS, Ottenbacher KJ. Routine physical activity and mortality in Mexican Americans aged 75 and older. J Am Geriatr Soc. Jun 2012;60(6):1085-1091, PMID: 22647251.
  23. Ottenbacher KJ, Graham JE, Ottenbacher AJ, Lee J, Al Snih S, Karmarkar A, Reistetter T, Ostir GV. Hospital readmission in persons with stroke following postacute inpatient rehabilitation. The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences. Aug 2012;67(8):875-881, PMID: 22389457, PMCID: PMC3403861.
  24. Papaconstantinou J, Hsieh C-C, DeFord JH. p38 MAPK Family of Signal Transduction Proteins. Encyclopedia of Signaling Molecules: Springer; 2012:1323-1331.
  25. Peek MK, Howrey BT, Ternent RS, Ray LA, Ottenbacher KJ. Social support, stressors, and frailty among older Mexican American adults. The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences. Nov 2012;67(6):755-764, PMID: 23009957, PMCID: PMC3478725.
  26. Porter C, Wall BT. Skeletal muscle mitochondrial function: is it quality or quantity that makes the difference in insulin resistance? J Physiol. Dec 1 2012;590(Pt 23):5935-5936, PMID: 23204102, PMCID: PMC3530107.
  27. Samper-Ternent R, Karmarkar A, Graham J, Reistetter T, Ottenbacher K. Frailty as a predictor of falls in older Mexican Americans. J Aging Health. Jun 2012;24(4):641-653, PMID: 22187090, PMCID: PMC3448373.
  28. Samper-Ternent R, Kuo YF, Ray LA, Ottenbacher KJ, Markides KS, Al Snih S. Prevalence of health conditions and predictors of mortality in oldest old Mexican Americans and non-Hispanic whites. J Am Med Dir Assoc. Mar 2012;13(3):254-259, PMID: 21450197, PMCID: PMC3128678.
  29. Sidossis LS. Brown adipose tissue: questions and (no) answers. Current opinion in clinical nutrition and metabolic care. Nov 2012;15(6):521-522, PMID: 23075932.
  30. Spencer PS, Siller E, Anderson JF, Barral JM. Silent substitutions predictably alter translation elongation rates and protein folding efficiencies. J Mol Biol. Sep 21 2012;422(3):328-335, PMID: 22705285, PMCID: PMC3576719.
  31. Tate DF, Turner-McGrievy G, Lyons E, Stevens J, Erickson K, Polzien K, Diamond M, Wang X, Popkin B. Replacing caloric beverages with water or diet beverages for weight loss in adults: main results of the Choose Healthy Options Consciously Everyday (CHOICE) randomized clinical trial. The American journal of clinical nutrition. Mar 2012;95(3):555-563, PMID: 22301929, PMCID: PMC3632875.
  32. Timmerman KL, Dhanani S, Glynn EL, Fry CS, Drummond MJ, Jennings K, Rasmussen BB, Volpi E. A moderate acute increase in physical activity enhances nutritive flow and the muscle protein anabolic response to mixed nutrient intake in older adults. The American journal of clinical nutrition. Jun 2012;95(6):1403-1412, PMID: 22572647, PMCID: PMC3349455.
  33. Timmerman KL, Volpi E. Endothelial function and the regulation of muscle protein anabolism in older adults. Nutrition, metabolism, and cardiovascular diseases: NMCD. Aug 16 2012, PMID: 22902187, PMCID: PMC3597759.
  34. Walker DK, Fry CS, Drummond MJ, Dickinson JM, Timmerman KL, Gundermann DM, Jennings K, Volpi E, Rasmussen BB. PAX7+ satellite cells in young and older adults following resistance exercise. Muscle Nerve. Jul 2012;46(1):51-59, PMID: 22644638, PMCID: PMC3374905.


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