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Anastasio NC, Stutz SJ, Price AE, Davis-Reyes BD, Sholler DJ, Ferguson SM, Neumaier JF, Moeller FG, Hommel JD, Cunningham KA. Convergent neural connectivity in motor impulsivity and high-fat food binge-like eating in male Sprague-Dawley rats. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2019 Sep;44(10):1752-1761. doi: 10.1038/s41386-019-0394-8. Epub 2019 Apr 19. PubMed PMID: 31003231.

Asghar R, Chondronikola M, Dillon EL, Durham WJ, Porter C, Wu Z, Camacho-Hughes M, Andersen CR, Spratt H, Volpi E, Sheffield-Moore M, Sidossis L, Wolfe RR, Abate N, Tuvdendorj DR. Quantification of muscle triglyceride synthesis rate requires an adjustment for total triglyceride content. J Lipid Res. 2018 Oct;59(10):2018-2024. doi: 10.1194/jlr.D082321. Epub 2018 Aug 21. PubMed PMID: 30131344; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6168308.

Avila JC, Livingston JA, Rodriguez AM, Kirchhoff AC, Kuo YF, Kaul S. Disparities in Adolescent and Young Adult Sarcoma Survival: Analyses of the Texas Cancer Registry and the National SEER Data. J Adolesc Young Adult Oncol. 2018 Dec;7(6):681-687. doi: 10.1089/jayao.2018.0034. Epub 2018 Aug 10. PubMed PMID: 30096005.

Ayub A, Nunez Lopez O, Booth A, Okereke I. Pulmonary hepatoid adenocarcinoma. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jun 20. pii: S0022-5223(19)31297-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2019.06.023. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31358339.

Beswick EJ, Grim C, Singh A, Aguirre JE, Tafoya M, Qiu S, Rogler G, McKee R, Samedi V, Ma TY, Reyes VE, Powell DW, Pinchuk IV. Expression of Programmed Death-Ligand 1 by Human Colonic CD90(+) Stromal Cells Differs Between Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's Disease and Determines Their Capacity to Suppress Th1 Cells. Front Immunol. 2018 May 30;9:1125. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2018.01125. eCollection 2018. PubMed PMID: 29910803; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5992387.

Blanton LS, Quade BR, Bouyer DH. Differentiation of Rickettsia felis and Rickettsia felis-Like Organisms via Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism Analysis. Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2019 Aug;19(8):637-639. doi: 10.1089/vbz.2018.2428. Epub 2019 Apr 25. PubMed PMID: 31021302.

Blanton LS, Vohra RF, Fistein L, Quade B, Walker DH, Bouyer DH. Rickettsiae Within the Fleas of Feral Cats in Galveston, Texas. Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2019 Sep;19(9):647-651. doi: 10.1089/vbz.2018.2402. Epub 2019 Mar 5. PubMed PMID: 30835649; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6716191.

Blanton LS, Walker DH. Flea-Borne Rickettsioses and Rickettsiae. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2017 Jan 11;96(1):53-56. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.16-0537. Epub 2016 Oct 31. Review. PubMed PMID: 27799640; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5239709.

Blanton LS. The Rickettsioses: A Practical Update. Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2019 Mar;33(1):213-229. doi: 10.1016/j.idc.2018.10.010. Review. PubMed PMID: 30712763; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6364315.

Boom K, Lopez M, Daheri M, Gowen R, Milbourne A, Toscano P, Carey C, Guerra L, Carvajal JM, Marin E, Baker E, Fisher-Hoch S, Rodriguez AM, Burkalter N, Cavazos B, Gasca M, Cuellar MM, Robles E, Lopez E, Schmeler K. Perspectives on cervical cancer screening and prevention: challenges faced by providers and patients along the Texas-Mexico border. Perspect Public Health. 2019 Jul;139(4):199-205. doi: 10.1177/1757913918793443. Epub 2018 Aug 17. PubMed PMID: 30117782.

Brightwell CR, Markofski MM, Moro T, Fry CS, Porter C, Volpi E, Rasmussen BB. Moderate-intensity aerobic exercise improves skeletal muscle quality in older adults. Transl Sports Med. 2019 Apr;2(3):109-119. doi: 10.1002/tsm2.70. Epub 2019 Feb 20. PubMed PMID: 31123725; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6518946.

Bytautiene Prewit E, Porter C, La Rosa M, Bhattarai N, Yin H, Gamble P, Kechichian T, Sidossis LS. Adipose tissue uncoupling protein 1 levels and function are increased in a mouse model of developmental obesity induced by maternal exposure to high-fat diet. J Dev Orig Health Dis. 2018 Aug;9(4):401-408. doi: 10.1017/S2040174418000107. Epub 2018 May 17. PubMed PMID: 29769150; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6070410.

Fang R, Blanton LS, Walker DH. Rickettsiae as Emerging Infectious Agents. Clin Lab Med. 2017 Jun;37(2):383-400. doi: 10.1016/j.cll.2017.01.009. Review. PubMed PMID: 28457356.

Girer NG, Carter D, Bhattarai N, Mustafa M, Denner L, Porter C, Elferink CJ. Inducible Loss of the Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor Activates Perigonadal White Fat Respiration and Brown Fat Thermogenesis via Fibroblast Growth Factor 21. Int J Mol Sci. 2019 Feb 22;20(4). pii: E950. doi: 10.3390/ijms20040950. PubMed PMID: 30813227; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6412252.

Graber TG, Fry CS, Brightwell CR, Moro T, Maroto R, Bhattarai N, Porter C, Wakamiya M, Rasmussen BB. Skeletal muscle-specific knockout of DEP domain containing 5 protein increases mTORC1 signaling, muscle cell hypertrophy, and mitochondrial respiration. J Biol Chem. 2019 Mar 15;294(11):4091-4102. doi: 10.1074/jbc.RA118.005970. Epub 2019 Jan 11. PubMed PMID: 30635399; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6422100.

Hommel JD. Neurocognitive and developmental perspectives of obesity. Int J Dev Neurosci. 2018 Feb;64:1. doi: 10.1016/j.ijdevneu.2017.11.005. Epub 2017 Nov 28. PubMed PMID: 29196092.

Iqbal F, Durham WJ, Melhem A, Raslan S, Tran TT, Wright TJ, Asghar R, Fujise K, Volpi E, Sidossis L, Abate N, Sheffield-Moore M, Tuvdendorj D. Sex-dependent difference in the relationship between adipose-tissue cholesterol efflux and estradiol concentrations in young healthy humans. Int J Dev Neurosci. 2018 Feb;64:59-62. doi: 10.1016/j.ijdevneu.2017.07.001. Epub 2017 Jul 12. PubMed PMID: 28709820; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5766437.

Kline K, Al Hanayneh M, Bilal M, Stevenson-Lerner H. Portal vein thrombosis leading to pre-sinusoidal non-cirrhotic portal hypertension resulting in decreased synthetic function of the liver. Gastroenterol Hepatol Bed Bench. 2019 Spring;12(2):174-177. PubMed PMID: 31191844; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6536011.

McGrath EL, Schlagal CR, Cortez I, Dunn TJ, Gao J, Fox RG, Stutz SJ, Kuo YF, Hommel JD, Dineley KT, Cunningham KA, Kaphalia BS, Wu P. Chronic poly-drug administration damages adult mouse brain neural stem cells. Brain Res. 2019 Aug 29;1723:146425. doi: 10.1016/j.brainres.2019.146425. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31473223.

Okereke I, Hamilton C, Reep G, Krill T, Booth A, Ghouri Y, Jala V, Andersen C, Pyles R. Microflora composition in the gastrointestinal tract in patients with Barrett's esophagus. J Thorac Dis. 2019 Aug;11(Suppl 12):S1581-S1587. doi: 10.21037/jtd.2019.06.15. PubMed PMID: 31489224; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6702394.

Okereke I, Hamilton C, Wenholz A, Jala V, Giang T, Reynolds S, Miller A, Pyles R. Associations of the microbiome and esophageal disease. J Thorac Dis. 2019 Aug;11(Suppl 12):S1588-S1593. doi: 10.21037/jtd.2019.05.82. Review. PubMed PMID: 31489225; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6702393.

Okereke I. The changing landscape of esophageal disease. J Thorac Dis. 2019 Aug;11(Suppl 12):S1579-S1580. doi: 10.21037/jtd.2019.08.47. PubMed PMID: 31489223; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6702395.

Okereke IC, Miller AL, Hamilton CF, Booth AL, Reep GL, Andersen CL, Reynolds ST, Pyles RB. Microbiota of the Oropharynx and Endoscope Compared to the Esophagus. Sci Rep. 2019 Jul 15;9(1):10201. doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-46747-y. PubMed PMID: 31308485; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6629626.

Parra SG, Rodriguez AM, Cherry KD, Schwarz RA, Gowen RM, Guerra LB, Milbourne AM, Toscano PA, Fisher-Hoch SP, Schmeler KM, Richards-Kortum RR. Low-cost, high-resolution imaging for detecting cervical precancer in medically-underserved areas of Texas. Gynecol Oncol. 2019 Sep;154(3):558-564. doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2019.06.024. Epub 2019 Jul 6. PubMed PMID: 31288949.

Phinney BB, Ray AL, Peretti AS, Jerman SJ, Grim C, Pinchuk IV, Beswick EJ. MK2 Regulates Macrophage Chemokine Activity and Recruitment to Promote Colon Tumor Growth. Front Immunol. 2018 Sep 21;9:1857. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2018.01857. eCollection 2018. PubMed PMID: 30298062; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6160543.

Pinchuk IV, Powell DW. Immunosuppression by Intestinal Stromal Cells. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2018;1060:115-129. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-78127-3_7. Review. PubMed PMID: 30155625.

Price AE, Brehm VD, Hommel JD, Anastasio NC, Cunningham KA. Pimavanserin and Lorcaserin Attenuate Measures of Binge Eating in Male Sprague-Dawley Rats. Front Pharmacol. 2018 Dec 7;9:1424. doi: 10.3389/fphar.2018.01424. eCollection 2018. PubMed PMID: 30581386; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6293203.

Rodriguez AM, Do TQN, Goodman M, Schmeler KM, Kaul S, Kuo YF. Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Interventions in the U.S.: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Am J Prev Med. 2019 Apr;56(4):591-602. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2018.10.033. Epub 2019 Feb 15. Review. PubMed PMID: 30773231.

Smith AE, Kasper JM; Ara 13, Anastasio NC, Hommel JD. Binge-Type Eating in Rats is Facilitated by Neuromedin U Receptor 2 in the Nucleus Accumbens and Ventral Tegmental Area. Nutrients. 2019 Feb 2;11(2). pii: E327. doi: 10.3390/nu11020327. PubMed PMID: 30717427; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6412951.

Tuvdendorj D, Børsheim E, Sharp CP, Zhang X, Barone CM, Chinkes DL, Wolfe RR. Amino Acid Availability Regulates the Effect of Hyperinsulinemia on Skin Protein Metabolism in Pigs. J Biol Chem. 2015 Jul 17;290(29):17776-83. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M114.636100. Epub 2015 Jun 1. PubMed PMID: 26032410; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4505026.

Tuvdendorj D, Munoz AO, Ruiz-Barros V, Schwarz JM, Montalto G, Chandalia M, Sowers LC, Rizzo M, Murphy EJ, Abate N. In vivo triglyceride synthesis in subcutaneous adipose tissue of humans correlates with plasma HDL parameters. Atherosclerosis. 2016 Aug;251:147-152. doi: 10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2016.06.024. Epub 2016 Jun 13. PubMed PMID: 27323227; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4983221.

Tuvdendorj D, Zhang XJ, Chinkes DL, Wang L, Wu Z, Rodriguez NA, Herndon DN, Wolfe RR. Triglycerides produced in the livers of fasting rabbits are predominantly stored as opposed to secreted into the plasma. Metabolism. 2015 May;64(5):580-7. doi: 10.1016/j.metabol.2015.01.002. Epub 2015 Jan 8. PubMed PMID: 25682063; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4372483.

Uribe G, Villéger R, Bressollier P, Dillard RN, Worthley DL, Wang TC, Powell DW, Urdaci MC, Pinchuk IV. Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG increases cyclooxygenase-2 expression and prostaglandin E2 secretion in colonic myofibroblasts via a MyD88-dependent mechanism during homeostasis. Cell Microbiol. 2018 Nov;20(11):e12871. doi: 10.1111/cmi.12871. Epub 2018 Jul 26. Erratum in: Cell Microbiol. 2019 Aug;21(8):e13040. PubMed PMID: 29920917; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6202218.

Victory M, Do TQN, Kuo YF, Rodriguez AM. Parental knowledge gaps and barriers for children receiving human papillomavirus vaccine in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2019;15(7-8):1678-1687. doi: 10.1080/21645515.2019.1628551. Epub 2019 Jun 26. PubMed PMID: 31170031.

Watts TL, Cui R, Szaniszlo P, Resto VA, Powell DW, Pinchuk IV. PDGF-AA mediates mesenchymal stromal cell chemotaxis to the head and neck squamous cell carcinoma tumor microenvironment. J Transl Med. 2016 Dec 8;14(1):337. PubMed PMID: 27931212; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5146849.

Williams SB, Hudgins HK, Ray-Zack MD, Chamie K, Smaldone MC, Boorjian SA, Daneshmand S, Black PC, Kamat AM, Goebell PJ, Seiler R, Schmitz-Drager B, Nawroth R, Baillargeon J, Klaassen Z, Kulkarni GS, Kim SP, Lee EK, Holzbeierlein JM, Hollenbeck BK, Gore JL. Systematic Review of Factors Associated with the Utilization of Radical Cystectomy for Bladder Cancer. Eur Urol Oncol. 2019 Mar;2(2):119-125. doi: 10.1016/j.euo.2018.07.006. Epub 2018 Aug 14. PubMed PMID: 31017086.

Williams SB, Kamat AM, Mehta HB. Utility of Bladder-Sparing Therapy vs Radical Cystectomy for Muscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer-Reply. JAMA Surg. 2019 Feb 1;154(2):186. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2018.4372. PubMed PMID: 30476959.

Williams SB, Ray-Zack MD, Hudgins HK, Oldenburg J, Trinh QD, Nguyen PL, Shore ND, Wirth MP, O'Brien T, Catto JWF. Impact of Centralizing Care for Genitourinary Malignancies to High-volume Providers: A Systematic Review. Eur Urol Oncol. 2019 May;2(3):265-273. doi: 10.1016/j.euo.2018.10.006. Epub 2018 Nov 5. Review. PubMed PMID: 31200840.

Williams SB, Shan Y, Jazzar U, Mehta HB, Baillargeon JG, Huo J, Senagore AJ, Orihuela E, Tyler DS, Swanson TA, Kamat AM. Comparing Survival Outcomes and Costs Associated With Radical Cystectomy and Trimodal Therapy for Older Adults With Muscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer. JAMA Surg. 2018 Oct 1;153(10):881-889. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2018.1680. PubMed PMID: 29955780; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6584312.

Williams SB, Shan Y, Ray-Zack MD, Hudgins HK, Jazzar U, Tyler DS, Freedland SJ, Swanson TA, Baillargeon JG, Hu JC, Kaul S, Kamat AM, Gore JL, Mehta HB. Comparison of Costs of Radical Cystectomy vs Trimodal Therapy for Patients With Localized Muscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer. JAMA Surg. 2019 Jun 5:e191629. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2019.1629. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31166593; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6551585.