The following published papers illustrate the latest investigative endeavors of faculty and research staff in the University of Arizona Department of Medicine and its 14 divisions. Click the PubMed links to read on about how they're setting the pace for the future of health care and precision medicine solutions to improve patient lives in Arizona and beyond.


Rafikov, R., M. L. McBride, M. Zemskova, S. Kurdyukov, N. McClain, M. Niihori, P. R. Langlais, and O. Rafikova, "Inositol monophosphatase 1 as a novel interacting partner of RAGE in pulmonary hypertension.", Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol, vol. 316, issue 3, pp. L428-L444, 2019 Mar 01. PMCID: PMC6425619  PMID: 30604625
Parker, S. S., J. Krantz, E-A. Kwak, N. K. Barker, C. G. Deer, N. Y. Lee, G. Mouneimne, and P. R. Langlais, "Insulin Induces Microtubule Stabilization and Regulates the Microtubule Plus-end Tracking Protein Network in Adipocytes.", Mol Cell Proteomics, vol. 18, issue 7, pp. 1363-1381, 2019 Jul. PMCID: PMC6601206  PMID: 31018989
Klotz, S. A., N. Bradley, S. Smith, and N. Ahmad, "HIV Infection-Associated Frailty: The Solution for Now Is Antiretroviral Drugs: A Perspective.", J Int Assoc Provid AIDS Care, vol. 18, pp. 2325958219831045, 2019 Jan-Dec. PMID: 30803299
Jacobsen, N. L., T. K. Pontifex, P. R. Langlais, and J. M. Burt, "Phosphorylation-Dependent Intra-Domain Interaction of the Cx37 Carboxyl-Terminus Controls Cell Survival.", Cancers (Basel), vol. 11, issue 2, 2019 Feb 06. PMCID: PMC6406260  PMID: 30736283
Bala, R., and M. D. Hutchinson, "Recurrent ventricular tachycardia after catheter ablation in arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy: Scar progression or ineffective ablation?", J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol, 2019 Feb 04. PMID: 30715771
Behrens, N. E., P. N. Lipke, D. Pilling, R. H. Gomer, and S. A. Klotz, "Serum Amyloid P Component Binds Fungal Surface Amyloid and Decreases Human Macrophage Phagocytosis and Secretion of Inflammatory Cytokines.", MBio, vol. 10, issue 2, 2019 03 12. PMCID: PMC6414697  PMID: 30862745
Beatty, N. L., N. Behrens-Bradley, M. Love, F. McCants, S. Smith, J. O. Schmidt, S. A. Hamer, P. L. Dorn, N. Ahmad, and S. A. Klotz, "Rapid detection of human blood in triatomines (kissing bugs) utilizing a lateral flow immunochromatographic assay - A pilot study.", Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz, vol. 114, pp. e190047, 2019. PMCID: PMC6543902  PMID: 31166422


Gandhi, M., D. Rajagopal, S. Parthasarathy, S. Raja, S-T. Huang, and A. Senthil Kumar, "In Situ Immobilized Sesamol-Quinone/Carbon Nanoblack-Based Electrochemical Redox Platform for Efficient Bioelectrocatalytic and Immunosensor Applications.", ACS Omega, vol. 3, issue 9, pp. 10823-10835, 2018 Sep 30. PMCID: PMC6173515  PMID: 30320253
Combs, D., G. Skrepnek, M. D. Seckeler, B. J. Barber, W. J. Morgan, and S. Parthasarathy, "Sleep-Disordered Breathing is Associated With Increased Mortality in Hospitalized Infants With Congenital Heart Disease.", J Clin Sleep Med, vol. 14, issue 9, pp. 1551-1558, 2018 Sep 15. PMCID: PMC6134246  PMID: 30176962
Feemster, L. C., H. L. Saft, S. J. Bartlett, S. Parthasarathy, T. Barnes, P. Calverley, R. J Curtis, D. H. Hickam, R. A. Mularski, D. H. Au, et al., "Patient-centered Outcomes Research in Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine. An Official American Thoracic Society Workshop Report.", Ann Am Thorac Soc, vol. 15, issue 9, pp. 1005-1015, 2018 Sep. PMID: 30168741
V, K. Raj, S. Sundar Rajagopalan, S. Bhardwaj, R. Panda, V. Reddy Reddam, C. Ganne, R. Kenchaiah, R. C. Mundlamuri, T. Kandavel, K. K. Majumdar, et al., "Machine learning detects EEG microstate alterations in patients living with temporal lobe epilepsy.", Seizure, vol. 61, pp. 8-13, 2018 Oct. PMID: 30044996
Sei, Y., J. Feng, L. Samsel, A. Oksuz White, X. Zhao, S. Yun, D. Citrin, J. Philip McCoy, S. Sundaresan, M. M. Hayes, et al., "Mature Enteroendocrine Cells Contributes to Basal and Pathological Stem Cell Dynamics in the Small Intestine.", Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol, 2018 May 31. PMID: 29848020
Ghazala, S., T. Rabkin Golden, S. Farran, and T. T. Zangeneh, "A rare case of pyogenic pericarditis secondary to .", BMJ Case Rep, vol. 2018, 2018 Mar 28. PMID: 29592995
De la Torre, Y. Sanchez-, R. Wadeea, V. Rosas, and K. L. Herbst, "Lipedema: friend and foe.", Horm Mol Biol Clin Investig, vol. 33, issue 1, 2018 Mar 09. PMCID: PMC5935449  PMID: 29522416
Korayem, G. B., T. T. Zangeneh, and K. R. Matthias, "Recurrence of urinary tract infections and development of urinary-specific antibiogram for kidney transplant recipients.", J Glob Antimicrob Resist, vol. 12, pp. 119-123, 2018 Mar. PMID: 28859935
Bailey, O., S. Parthasarathy, and D. Combs, "Too Little, but Still Great?", J Clin Sleep Med, vol. 14, issue 6, pp. 907-908, 2018 Jun 15. PMCID: PMC5991944  PMID: 29852920
Kaur, M., S. King, A. Fotouhie, and T. T. Zangeneh, "Unusual Presentations of Coccidioidomycosis in Conjunction With Autoimmune Syndromes: A Literature Review and Case Series.", J Clin Rheumatol, 2018 Jun 15. PMID: 29912770
Ghazala, S., J. Bilal, E. Ross, I. Bin Riaz, B. Kalb, and K. L. Herbst, "Low-Dose d-Amphetamine Induced Regression of Liver Fat Deposits in Dercum Disease.", Am J Med, vol. 131, issue 6, pp. 705-708, 2018 Jun. PMID: 29355511
Arora, N. K., M. K. C. Nair, S. Gulati, V. Deshmukh, A. Mohapatra, D. Mishra, V. Patel, R. M. Pandey, B. C. Das, G. Divan, et al., "Neurodevelopmental disorders in children aged 2-9 years: Population-based burden estimates across five regions in India.", PLoS Med, vol. 15, issue 7, pp. e1002615, 2018 Jul. PMCID: PMC6057634  PMID: 30040859
Wang, H., A. Rodriguez-Pla, and A. Campagna, "Rapid and life-threatening heart failure induced by pazopanib.", BMJ Case Rep, vol. 2018, 2018 Aug 16. PMCID: PMC6101341  PMID: 30115717
Parthasarathy, S., D. Combs, S. N. Patel, C. Poongkunran, and S. F. Quan, "Provider Types and Outcomes in Obstructive Sleep Apnea Case Finding and Treatment.", Ann Intern Med, vol. 169, issue 3, pp. 201-202, 2018 Aug 07. PMID: 30083707
Shubitz, L. F., D. A. Powell, H. T. Trinh, L. M Lewis, M. J. Orbach, J. A. Frelinger, and J. N. Galgiani, "Viable spores of Coccidioides posadasii Δcps1 are required for vaccination and provide long lasting immunity.", Vaccine, 2018 Apr 30. PMID: 29724507
Lindberg, C. M., K. Srinivasan, B. Gilligan, J. Razjouyan, H. Lee, B. Najafi, K. J. Canada, M. R. Mehl, F. Currim, S. Ram, et al., "Effects of office workstation type on physical activity and stress.", Occup Environ Med, vol. 75, issue 10, pp. 689-695, 2018 10. PMCID: PMC6166591  PMID: 30126872
Wang, Z., R. Ocadiz-Ruiz, S. Sundaresan, L. Ding, M. Hayes, N. Sahoo, H. Xu, and J. L. Merchant, "Isolation of Enteric Glial Cells from the Submucosa and Lamina Propria of the Adult Mouse.", J Vis Exp, issue 138, 2018 08 15. PMCID: PMC6126789  PMID: 30175991
Willis, W. T., D. Miranda-Grandjean, J. Hudgens, E. A. Willis, J. Finlayson, E. A. De Filippis, Z. R Bustos, P. R. Langlais, C. Mielke, and L. J. Mandarino, "Dominant and sensitive control of oxidative flux by the ATP-ADP carrier in human skeletal muscle mitochondria: Effect of lysine acetylation.", Arch Biochem Biophys, vol. 647, pp. 93-103, 2018 06 01. PMID: 29653079
Razumilava, N., D. L. Gumucio, L. C. Samuelson, Y. M. Shah, A. Nusrat, and J. L. Merchant, "Indian Hedgehog Suppresses Intestinal Inflammation.", Cell Mol Gastroenterol Hepatol, vol. 5, issue 1, pp. 63-64, 2018. PMCID: PMC5736880  PMID: 29276751
Robbins, R., A. Seixas, G. Jean-Louis, S. Parthasarathy, D. M. Rapoport, G. Ogedegbe, and J. A. Ladapo, "National patterns of physician management of sleep apnea and treatment among patients with hypertension.", PLoS One, vol. 13, issue 5, pp. e0196981, 2018. PMCID: PMC5965818  PMID: 29791455
Foote, F. O., H. Benson, A. Berger, B. Berman, J. DeLeo, P. A. Deuster, D. J. Lary, M. N. Silverman, and E. M. Sternberg, "Advanced Metrics for Assessing Holistic Care: The "Epidaurus 2" Project.", Glob Adv Health Med, vol. 7, pp. 2164957X18755981, 2018. PMCID: PMC5824899  PMID: 29497586
Bronnimann, M. P., P. J. Skinner, and E. Connick, "The B-Cell Follicle in HIV Infection: Barrier to a Cure.", Front Immunol, vol. 9, pp. 20, 2018. PMCID: PMC5788973  PMID: 29422894
Engineer, A., E. M. Sternberg, and B. Najafi, "Designing Interiors to Mitigate Physical and Cognitive Deficits Related to Aging and to Promote Longevity in Older Adults: A Review.", Gerontology, vol. 64, issue 6, pp. 612-622, 2018. PMID: 30130764
Merchant, J. L., "Parietal Cell Death by Cytokines.", Cell Mol Gastroenterol Hepatol, vol. 5, issue 4, pp. 636-637, 2018. PMCID: PMC5924744  PMID: 29713663


Herbst, K. L., C. Ussery, and A. Eekema, "Pilot study: whole body manual subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT) therapy improved pain and SAT structure in women with lipedema.", Horm Mol Biol Clin Investig, vol. 33, issue 2, 2017 Sep 20. PMID: 28930626
Kruse, R., J. Krantz, N. Barker, R. L. Coletta, R. Rafikov, M. Luo, K. Højlund, L. J. Mandarino, and P. R. Langlais, "Characterization of the CLASP2 Protein Interaction Network Identifies SOGA1 as a Microtubule-Associated Protein.", Mol Cell Proteomics, vol. 16, issue 10, pp. 1718-1735, 2017 Oct. PMCID: PMC5629260  PMID: 28550165
Indik, J. H., K. K. Patton, M. Beardsall, C. A. Chen-Scarabelli, M. I. Cohen, T-M. L. Dickfeld, D. E. Haines, R. H. Helm, K. Krishnan, J. Cosedis Nielsen, et al., "HRS Clinical Document Development Methodology Manual and Policies: Executive summary.", Heart Rhythm, vol. 14, issue 10, pp. e495-e500, 2017 Oct. PMID: 28965612
Tracy, C. M., G. H. Crossley, J. T Bunch, G. V. Chow, A. Leiserowitz, J. H. Indik, F. Kusumoto, L. A. Mendes, T. M. Munger, S. Murali, et al., "2017 ACC/HRS Lifelong Learning Statement for Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Specialists: A Report of the ACC Competency Management Committee.", J Am Coll Cardiol, 2017 Nov 15. PMID: 29191467
Ocadiz-Ruiz, R., A. L. Photenhauer, M. M. Hayes, L. Ding, E. R. Fearon, and J. L. Merchant, "ZBP-89 function in colonic stem cells and during butyrate-induced senescence.", Oncotarget, vol. 8, issue 55, pp. 94330-94344, 2017 Nov 07. PMCID: PMC5706877  PMID: 29212231
Vaughn, A. R., P. Tannhauser, R. K. Sivamani, and V. Y. Shi, "Mother Nature in Eczema: Maternal Factors Influencing Atopic Dermatitis.", Pediatr Dermatol, vol. 34, issue 3, pp. 240-246, 2017 May. PMID: 28523877
Ding, Q., I. Subramanian, T. R. Luckhardt, P. Che, M. Waghray, X. Zhao, N. Bone, A. R. Kurundkar, L. Hecker, M. Hu, et al., "Focal Adhesion Kinase Signaling Determines the Fate of Lung Epithelial Cells in Response to TGF-β.", Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol, pp. ajplung.00121.2016, 2017 Mar 30. PMID: 28360109
Bauman, J. E., U. Duvvuri, W. E. Gooding, T. J. Rath, N. D. Gross, J. Song, A. Jimeno, W. G. Yarbrough, F. M. Johnson, L. Wang, et al., "Randomized, placebo-controlled window trial of EGFR, Src, or combined blockade in head and neck cancer.", JCI Insight, vol. 2, issue 6, pp. e90449, 2017 Mar 23. PMCID: PMC5358497  PMID: 28352657
Song, S., R. J. Ayon, A. Yamamura, H. Yamamura, S. Dash, A. Babicheva, H. Tang, X. Sun, A. G. Cordery, Z. Khalpey, et al., "Capsaicin-induced Ca(2+) signaling is enhanced via upregulated TRPV1 channels in pulmonary artery smooth muscle cells from patients with idiopathic PAH.", Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol, vol. 312, issue 3, pp. L309-L325, 2017 Mar 01. PMID: 27979859
Palumbo, S., Y-J. Shin, K. Ahmad, A. A. Desai, H. Quijada, M. Mohamed, A. Knox, S. Sammani, B. A. Colson, T. Wang, et al., "Dysregulated Nox4 ubiquitination contributes to redox imbalance and age-related severity of acute lung injury.", Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol, vol. 312, issue 3, pp. L297-L308, 2017 Mar 01. PMID: 28062482
Katial, R. K., G. W. Bensch, W. W. Busse, B. E. Chipps, J. L. Denson, A. N. Gerber, J. S. Jacobs, M. Kraft, R. J. Martin, P. Nair, et al., "Changing Paradigms in the Treatment of Severe Asthma: The Role of Biologic Therapies.", J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract, vol. 5, issue 2S, pp. S1-S14, 2017 Mar - Apr. PMID: 28143691
Joseph, B., T. Orouji Jokar, A. Hassan, A. Azim, M. Jane Mohler, N. Kulvatunyou, S. Siddiqi, H. Phelan, M. Fain, and P. Rhee, "Redefining the association between old age and poor outcomes after trauma: The impact of frailty syndrome.", J Trauma Acute Care Surg, vol. 82, issue 3, pp. 575-581, 2017 Mar. PMID: 28225741
Zhang, Y., L. Wang, Y. Zi, L. Zhang, Y. Guo, and Y. Huang, "Oridonin effectively reverses the drug resistance of cisplatin involving induction of cell apoptosis and inhibition of MMP expression in human acute myeloid leukemia cells.", Saudi J Biol Sci, vol. 24, issue 3, pp. 678-686, 2017 Mar. PMCID: PMC5372424  PMID: 28386196
Addison, K. J., J. Morse, A. Robichaud, M. O. Daines, and J. G. Ledford, "A Novel in vivo System to Test Bronchodilators.", J Infect Pulm Dis, vol. 3, issue 1, 2017 Mar. PMID: 28367537
Trusler, A. R., A. K. Clark, R. K. Sivamani, and V. Y. Shi, "The Endocannabinoid System and Its Role in Eczematous Dermatoses.", Dermatitis, vol. 28, issue 1, pp. 22-32, 2017 Jan/Feb. PMID: 28098721
Tey, K. Rou, A. Aggarwal, and B. Banerjee, "Migrating coil.", BMJ Case Rep, vol. 2017, 2017 Jan 27. PMID: 28130285
Kumar, iv, S., X. Sun, S. Kumar Noonepalle, Q. Lu, E. Zemskov, T. Wang, S. Aggarwal, C. Gross, S. Sharma, A. A. Desai, et al., "Hyper-activation of pp60(Src) limits nitric oxide signaling by increasing asymmetric dimethylarginine levels during acute lung injury.", Free Radic Biol Med, vol. 102, pp. 217-228, 2017 Jan. PMID: 27838434
Chen, J., J. R. Sysol, S. Singla, S. Zhao, A. Yamamura, D. Valdez-Jasso, T. Abbasi, K. M. Shioura, S. Sahni, V. Reddy, et al., "Nicotinamide Phosphoribosyltransferase Promotes Pulmonary Vascular Remodeling and is a Therapeutic Target in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension.", Circulation, 2017 Feb 15. PMID: 28202489
Huang, Y., S-F. Ma, M. S. Espindola, R. Vij, J. M. Oldham, G. B. Huffnagle, J. R. Erb-Downward, K. R. Flaherty, B. B. Moore, E. S. White, et al., "Microbes Associate with Host Innate Immune Response in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.", Am J Respir Crit Care Med, 2017 Feb 03. PMID: 28157391