Scholarly Activities: Faculty

(Representative from the last two years)

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Puglisi, J. COM Mini-Grant Program. Project: LabHEART Quattro: A Computer Model to Study Cardiac Electrophysiology. January 2nd-December 31st, 2017. Total: $5,000.

Bradbury, M. COM Mini-Grant Program. Project: Modulation of Hepatoma Gene Expression Patterns by Substrate and Culture Conditions: A Model for Hepatocyte Response to Environmental Conditions. January 2nd-December 31st, 2017. Total: $10,000.

Feng, X. COM Mini-Grant Program. Project: Assessing Risks of Impaired Healing and Osteomyelitis Associated with Bisphosphonates. January 2nd-December 31st, 2017. Total: $4,500.

Gerriets, V. COM Mini-Grant Program. Project: The role of serotonin in T cell differentiation and function. January 2nd-December 31st, 2017. Total: $10,000.

Khaira, K. COM Mini-Grant Program. Project: Concussion Awareness, Prevention and Treatment January 2nd-December 31st, 2017. Total: $4,000.

Arias, H.R. COM Mini-Grant Program. Project: Positive allosteric modulators of α7 nicotinic receptors for cognitive impairments. January 2nd-December 31st, 2017. Total: $6,500.

Bowditch, S., PhillipsC.Stoker, J., and Poznanski, A. California Medical Association. Project: Time is Heart: Improving AMI Outcomes in Sacramento’s Medically Underserved. 2016. Total: $700.


Jialal, I. (2017) Normal Uric Acid Levels in Nascent Metabolic Syndrome Patients residing in Northern California. J. Diabetes Complications, in press.

Ignoffo, R., Chan, L., Knapp, K., Chan, E., Ip, E., Galanto, J., Lozano, E., Bandy, J., Besinque, K., Colbert, J., Duby, J., Gloudeman, M., Havard, P., Lackey, G., Scott, J., and Stewart, T. (2017) Efficient and Effective Precepting of Pharmacy Students in Acute and Ambulatory Care Rotations: A Delphi Expert Panel Study. Am. J. Health Syst. Pharm., in press.

Jialal, I., and Gounden, V. (2017) Reporting LDL-cholesterol levels in the era of intensive lipid management: A clarion call. Clin. Chem. Lab. Med., in press.

Jialal, I., and Vikram, N. (2017) Nutrition therapy for diabetes: Implications for decreasing cardiovascular complications. J. Diabetes

Uspenska, K., Lykhmus, O., Gergalova, G., Chernyshov, V., Arias, H.R., Komisarenko, S., and Skok M. (2017) Nicotine facilitates nicotinic acetylcholine receptor targeting to mitochondria but makes them less susceptible to selective ligands. Neurosci. Lett. 656, 43-50.

Jialal, I., Camacho, F., Nathoo, B., Tam, P., Pahwa, R., and Wu, G.G. (2017) Fibroblast growth factor 23 predicts mortality and end-stage renal disease in a Canadian Asian population with chronic kidney disease. Nephron, (Clinical Practice) DOI: 10.1159/000479300 (7 pages).

diSibio, G., Upadhyay, K., Myer, P., Oddoux, C., and Ostrer, H. (2017) Assessing Risk for Mendelian Disorders in a Bronx Population. Mol. GenetGenomic Med., 1-8. doi: 10.1002/mgg3.307.

Furman, A., and Jialal, I. (2017) Excessive hypercortisolemia due to ectopic Cushing’s syndrome requiring extending the reportable range for plasma cortisol for management. Clin. Chem. Lab. Med. DOI 10.1515/cclm-2017-0431.

Wadenberg, M-L.G., Manetti, D., Romanelli, M.N., and Arias, H.R. (2017) Significance of the nicotinic α7 receptor in cognition and antipsychotic-like behavior in the rat. Behav. Brain Res. 333, 129-134.

Rodrigues da Silva, R., Goroso, D.G., Bers, D.M., and Puglisi, J.L. (2017) MarkoLAB: A simulator to study ionic channel's stochastic behavior. Computers Biol. Med. 87, 258-270.

Babbar, S., Martel, M.R., and Martel, J.B. (2017) Comparison of Central Corneal Thickness by Ultrasound Pachymetry, Optical Coherence Tomography, and Specular Microscopy. New Frontiers Ophthalmology 3, 1-6.

Jialal, I. (2017) Interpretation of protein electrophoresis. Annals Clin. Biochem. 0, I.

Raman, R.N., Pivetti, C.D., Ramsamooj, R., Troppmann, C., and Demos, S.G. (2017) Predictive Assessment of Kidney Functional Recovery Following Ischemic Injury using Optical Spectroscopy. J. Biomed. Optics 22, 056001.

Jialal, I., Inn, M., Siegel, D., and Devaraj, S. (2017) Underestimation of low density lipoprotein-cholesterol with the Friedewald equation versus a direct homogenous low density lipoprotein-cholesterol assay. Lab. Med., lmx023. doi: 10.1093/labmed/lmx023.

Jialal, I., Adams-Huet, B., Major, A., and Devaraj, S. (2017) Increased fibrosis and angiogenesis in subcutaneous gluteal adipose tissue in nascent metabolic syndrome. Diabetes Metab., Doi: 10.1016/j.diabet.2016.12.004.

Pahwa, R., Adams-Huet, B., and Jialal, I. (2017) The effect of increasing body mass index on cardio-metabolic risk and biomarkers of oxidative stress and inflammation in nascent metabolic syndrome. J. Diabetes Complications 31, 810-813.

Hashad, A.M., Mazumdar, N., Romero, M., Nygren, A., Bigdely-Shamloo, K., Harraz, O.F., Puglisi, J.L.Vigmond, E.J., Wilson, S.M., and Welsh, D.G. (2017) Interplay among distinct Ca2+ conductances drives Ca2+ sparks/spontaneous transient outward currents in rat cerebral arteries. J. Physiol. 595, 1111-1126.

Potasiewicz, A., Hołuj, M., Kos, T., Popik, P., Arias, H.R., and Nikiforuk, A. (2017) 3-Furan-2-yl-N-p-tolyl-acrylamide, a positive allosteric modulator of the α7 nicotinic receptor, reverses schizophrenia-like cognitive deficits in rats. Neuropharmacology 113 (Part A), 188-197.

Goldberg, K.H., Yin, A.C. Mupparapu, A., Retzbach, E., Goldberg, G., and Yang, C.F. (2016) Components in aqueous Hibiscu rosa-sinensis flower extract inhibit in vitro melanoma cell growth. J. Trad. Comp. Med. 7, 45-49.

Lizza, J.R., Patel, S.V., Yang, C.F., and Moura-Letts, G. (2016) DPP4 Inhibitors: Direct Synthesis of Cyanopyrrolidinyl β-Amino Alcohols for the Development of Diabetes Therapeutics. Eur. J. Org. Chem., 5160-5168.

Yin, A.C., Goldberg, K.H., Mupparapu, A., Retzbach, E.P., Yin, K., Yang, C.F., and Goldberg, G.S. (2016) Low Molecular Weight Components in Aqueous Echinacea Purpurea Leaf Extract Inhibit Melanoma Cell Growth. J. Cancer Biol. Ther. 1, 109-117.

Duell, P.B. and Jialal, I. (2016) Modern management of familial hypercholesterolemia. Metab. Syndr. Relat. Disord. 14, 463-467.

Chinn, M., Cohen, H., Averick, A., Ismail, Z., and Feng, X. (2016) Cancer Biosimilars: Regulation Challenges and Clinical Impact. US Pharm. 41 (Specialty & Oncology suppl.), 7-12.

Anders, U.M., Cho, M.J., Martel, J.R., and Martel, J.B. (2016) Invasive Orbital Xanthogranuloma. EC Ophthalmology 4.2, 495-497.

Goldstein, M.H., Martel, J.R.Sall, K., Goldberg, D.F., Abrams, M., Rubin, J., Sheppard, J., Tauber, J., Korenfeld, M., Agahigian, J., Durham, T.A., and Furfine. E. (2016) Multicenter Study of a Novel Topical Interleukin-1 Receptor Inhibitor, Isunakinra, in Subjects With Moderate to Severe Dry Eye Disease. Eye & Contact Lens. 0, 1-10.

Arias, H.R., Feuerbach, D., and Ortells, M. (2016) Bupropion and its photoreactive analog (±)-SADU-3-72 interact with luminal and non-luminal sites at human α4β2 nicotinic acetylcholine receptors. Neurochem. Int. 100, 67-77.

Anders, U.M., Taylor, E.J., Martel, J.R., and Martel, J.B. (2016) Pseudo-Orbital Apex Syndrome in the Acute Trauma Setting Due to Ipsilateral Dissection of Internal Carotid Artery. Ophthal. Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 32, e96-7.

Zhang, Y., Dennis Somtakoune, S., Cheung, C., Listiawan, M., and Feng, X. (2016) Therapeutic Application of Pharmacogenomics in Oncology. AAPS J. 18, 819-829.

Fuenzalida, M., Pérez, M.A., and Arias, H.R. (2016) Role of nicotinic and muscarinic receptors on synaptic plasticity and neurological diseases. Curr. Pharm. Des. 22, 2004-2014 (Thematic issue: Effective and promising treatments for neurological disorders and cancer; Uteshev, V., Ed.).

Arias, H.R., Ravazzini, F., Targowska-Duda, K.M., Kaczor, A.A., Feuerbach, D., Boffi, J.C., Draczkowski, P., Montag, D., Brandon, M.B., Elghoyen, A.B., Jozwiak, K., and Puja, G. (2016). Positive allosteric modulators of α7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptors affect neither the function of ligand- and voltage-gated ion channels and acetylcholinesterase, nor β-amyloid content.  Int. J. Biochem. Cell Biol. 76, 19-30.

Arias, H.R. (2016) Introduction to the special issue “functional and therapeutic aspects of the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor family”. Neurotransmitter 3e1306 (2 pages) (Arias, H.R., Ed.).

Atzori, M., García-Oscos, F., and Arias, H.R. (2016) α7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor-mediated anti-inflammatory actions modulate brain functions. Neurotransmitter 3e1303 (15 pages) (Special Issue: Functional and therapeutic aspects of the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor family; Arias, H.R., Ed.).

García-Colunga, J., Targowska-Duda, K.M., and Arias, H.R. (2016) Functional and structural interactions between selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and nicotinic acetylcholine receptors. Neurotransmitter 3e1293 (11 pages) (Special Issue: Functional and therapeutic aspects of the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor family; Arias, H.R., Ed.).

Andersen, N.D., Nielsen, B.E., Corradi, J., Tolosa, M.F., Feuerbach, D., Arias, H.R., and Bouzat, C. (2016) Exploring the positive allosteric modulation of human α7 nicotinic receptors from a single-channel perspective. Neuropharmacology 107, 189-200.

Dennis Somtakoune, S., Zhang, Y., Todd, M.P., Cohen, H., and Feng, X. (2016) Cancer Vaccines and Immunotherapy for Tumor Prevention and Treatment. US Pharm. 40, 13-18 (Specialty Pharmacy and Oncology Supplement).

Targowska-Duda, K.M., Wnorowski , A., Budzynska, B., Jozwiak, K., Biała, G., and Arias, H.R. (2016) The positive allosteric modulator of α7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptors, 3-furan-2-yl-N-p-tolyl-acrylamide, enhances memory processes and stimulates ERK1/2 phosphorylation in mice. Behav. Brain Res. 302, 142-151.

Jey, A., Hull, P., Kravchuk, V., Carrillo, B., and Martel, J.B. (2016) Emergent diagnosis and management of TASER penetrating ocular injury. Am. J. Emerg. Med. 34, 1740.e3-5.


Yang, C.F. and Caputo, G. (2017) Experiments in Biochemistry and Biotechnology. Cengage Learning, Boston, USA.

Castellon, M.G., Lui, F.S., and Levy, M. (2017) Vascular Neurology. StatPearls Publishing.

Listiawan, M., Feng, M., and Feng, X. (2016) Clinical Applications of Pharmacogenomics in Cancer Therapy. In Applying Pharmacogenomics in Therapeutics (Feng, X. and Xie, H-G., Eds.), pp. 143-180.

Listiawan, M., and Feng, X. (2016) Therapeutic Application of Pharmacogenomics in Cancer Treatment: Toxicity Prediction and Minimization. (Feng, X. and Xie, H-G, Eds.). Therapeutic Application of Pharmacogenomics in Patient Care. Taylor & Francis, ISBN: 978-1-4665-8267-5.


Yang, C.F., Li, W., Elliot, R., and Iltchenko, N. (2017). Extraction And Purification Of Urushiol From Botanical Sources. US Patent# 9,580, 373 (B2).

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