Publications of Note

Seen in the Papers

Congratulations to the following individuals for the publication of their work in respected journals from March 1 – April 30, 2017, as reported to The Pulse by individual departments:


“An integrative genomics approach for associating genome-wide association studies information with localized and metastatic prostate cancer phenotypes.” Hicks C, Ramani R, Sartor O, Bhalla R, Miele L, Dlamini Z, Gumede N. Biomark Insights. 2017 Mar 16;12:1177271917695810. doi: 10.1177/1177271917695810.

“Integrative analysis of micrRNA-mediated gene signatures and pathways modulating white blood cell count in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia.” Ramani R, Megason G, Schallheim J, Karlson C, Vijayakumar V, Vijayakumar S, Hicks C. Biomark Insights. 2017 Apr 12;12:1177271917702895. doi: 10.1177/1177271917702895. eCollection 2017.

“Fueling the mechanisms of asthma: increased fatty acid oxidation in inflammatory immune cells may represent a novel therapeutic target.” Al-Khami AA, Ghonim MA, Del Valle L, Ibba SV, Zheng L, Pyakurel K, Okpechi SC, Garay J, Wyczechowska D, Sanchez-Pino MD, Rodriguez PC, Boulares HA, Ochoa AC. Clin Exp Allergy. 2017 Apr 29. doi: 10.1111/cea.12947. [Epub ahead of print]

“Retrospective analysis of risk factors associated with Kawasaki disease in China.” Bai L, Feng T, Yang L, Zhang Y, Jiang X, Liao J, Chen L, Feng X, Rong Y, Li Y, Qin Z, Qiao J. Oncotarget. 2017 Apr 29. doi: 10.18632/oncotarget.17530. [Epub ahead of print]

“KSHV co-infection down-regulates HPV16 E6 and E7 from cervical cancer cells.” Dai L, Cao Y, Jiang W, Zabaleta J, Liu Z, Qiao J, Qin Z. Oncotarget. 2017 Mar 15. doi: 10.18632/oncotarget.16207. [Epub ahead of print]

“Molecular mechanisms of activating c-MET in KSHV+ primary effusion lymphoma.” Lam BQ, Dai L, Li L, Qiao J, Lin Z, Qin Z. Oncotarget. 2017 Mar 14;8(11):18373-18380. doi: 10.18632/oncotarget.15444.

“Cellular transformation of human mammary epithelial cells by SATB2.” Yu W, Ma Y, Ochoa AC, Shankar S, Srivastava RK. Stem Cell Res. 2017 Mar;19:139-147. doi: 10.1016/j.scr.2017.01.011.

Microbiology, Immunology, and Parasitology: 

Vince Maffei, Eugene Blanchard, Meng Luo, Chris Taylor and David Welsh published the article “Biological Aging and the Human Gut Microbiota” in the Journals of Gerontology, Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences. 2017 Apr 25. doi: 10.1093/gerona/glx042.

Ping Wang and his collaborators published the following two articles:

“The ArfGAP protein MoGlo3 regulates the development and pathogenicity of Magnaporthe oryzae” in the Environmental Microbiolology. 2017 May 15. doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.13798. [Epub ahead of print]

“Disruption of actin motor function due to MoMyo5 mutation impairs host penetration and pathogenicity in Magnaporthe oryzae” in the Molecular Plant Pathology. 2017 Apr 5. doi: 10.1111/mpp.12554. [Epub ahead of print]


Nasal Extrusion of Internal Carotid Artery Coil in the Setting of Osteoradionecrosis: A Case Report. Keonho Kong, R Mehta, Justin Tenney, Daniel Nuss. Journal of Neurological Surgery, Part B: Skull Base. March 2017

Trans-Ethmoidal Endoscopic Resection of a Giant Orbital Osteoma: Technical Considerations. Shannon O’Brien, R Mehta, Frank Culicchia, Daniel Nuss. Journal of Neurological Surgery, Part B: Skull Base. March 2017

Special Considerations in Pediatric Neurotologic Skull Base Surgery, Joshua Sappington, Frank Culicchia, R Mehta, Moises Arriaga. Journal of Neurological Surgery, Part B: Skull Base. March 2017

Rare Case of Cerebellopontine Angle Glioependymal Cyst in a Pediatric Patient, Matthew Cutrer, R Mehta, Joshua Sappington, Moises Arriaga. Journal of Neurological Surgery, Part B: Skull Base. March 2017

Dr. Rohan Walvekar, Associate Professor, has the following book accepted for publication with Springer Nature. Walvekar R, Gillespie MB, Schaitkin B, Eisele D. Gland-Preserving Salivary Surgery: A Problem-Based Approach, April 2017.

Dr. Chu Chen, Professor, had the following book published. Zhang J, Chen C. Δ9-THC and COX-2 signaling. Chapter 75, in Victor R Preedy (Ed), Handbook of Cannibis and Related Pathologies. Elsevier Publisher, Amsterdam, Netherlands, ISBN: B978-0-12-800756-3; pp: 729-738, January 2017


Marble M, Guillen Sacoto MJ, Chikarmane R, Gargiulo D, Juusola J. Missense variant in UBA2 associated with aplasia cutis congenita, Duane anomaly, hip dysplasia and other anomalies: A possible new disorder involving the SUMOylation pathway. Am J Med Genet. A, DOI:10.1002/ajmg.a38078, 2017.