KCOM faculty are listed in bold font; staff and students are identified in brackets.


Research Publications


. Young BA. How a heavy-bodied snake strikes quickly: high-power axial musculature in the puff adder (Bitis arietans). J Exp Zool A Ecol Genet Physiol. 2010 Feb 1;313(2):114-21. doi: 10.1002/jez.579

Ahmad Z, Laughlin TF. Medicinal chemistry of ATP synthase: a potential drug target of dietary polyphenols and amphibian antimicrobial peptides. Curr Med Chem. 2010;17(25):2822-36. Review. PubMed

Azeke J, Gibson DJ, Phillips P, Schultz G. A primer for proteases and wound dressings. Canadian Nursing, 2010

Balivada S, Rachakatla RS, Wang H, Samarakoon TN, Dani RK, Pyle M, Kroh FO, Walker B, Leaym X, Koper OB, Tamura M, Chikan V, Bossmann SH, Troyer DL. A/C magnetic hyperthermia of melanoma mediated by iron(0)/iron oxide core/shell magnetic nanoparticles: a mouse study. BMC Cancer. 2010 Mar 30;10:119

Brechue WF, Mayhew JL, Piper FC. Characteristics of sprint performance in college football players. J Strength Cond Res. 2010 May;24(5):1169-78. doi: 10.1519/JSC.0b013e3181d68107

Chinnam N, Dadi PK, Sabri SA, Ahmad M, Kabir MA, Ahmad Z. Dietary bioflavonoids inhibit Escherichia coli ATP synthase in a differential manner. Int J Biol Macromol. 2010 Jun;46(5):478-86. doi: 10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2010.03.009. Epub 2010 Mar 25. PubMed

Cowan L, Phillips P, Liesenfeld B, Mikhailova A, Moore D, Stechmiller J, Schultz G. Caution: when combining topical wound treatments, more is not always better. Wound Practice and Research. 19(2); 61-4, 2010

Dietrich HH, Xiang C, Han BH, Zipfel GJ, Holtzman DM. Soluble amyloid-beta, effect on cerebral arteriolar regulation and vascular cells. Mol Neurodegener. 2010 Apr 13;5:15. doi: 10.1186/1750-1326-5-15

Fassl J, High KM, Stephenson ER, Yarotskyy V, Elmslie KS. The intravenous anesthetic propofol inhibits human L-Type calcium channels by enhancing voltage-dependent inactivation. J Clin Pharmacol. 2011 May;51(5):719-30; 2010 Jun 14. [Epub ahead of print]

Gains GL, Swedenhjelm AN, Mayhew JL, Bird HM, Houser JJ. Comparison of speed and agility performance of college football players on field turf and natural grass. J Strength Cond Res. 2010 Oct;24(10):2613-7

Ganapathi SB, Fox TE, Kester M, Elmslie KS. Ceramide modulates HERG potassium channel gating by translocation into lipid rafts. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2010 Jul;299(1):C74-86. Epub 2010 Apr 7

Gowd KH, Yarotskyy V, Elmslie KS, Skalicky JJ, Olivera BM, Bulaj G. Site-specific effects of diselenide bridges on the oxidative folding of a cystine knot peptide, omega-selenoconotoxin GVIA. Biochemistry. 2010 Mar 30;49(12):2741-52.

Guo K, Wang X, Gao G, Huang C, Elmslie KS, Peterson BZ. Amino acid substitutions in the FXYD motif enhance phospholemman-induced modulation of cardiac L-type calcium channels. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2010 Nov;299(5):C1203-11. Epub 2010 Aug 18

Laughlin TF, Ahmad Z. Inhibition of Escherichia coli ATP synthase by amphibian antimicrobial peptides. Int J Biol Macromol. 2010 Apr 1;46(3):367-74. doi: 10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2010.01.015. Epub 2010 Jan 25. PubMed

Li Z, Wang X, Gao G, Qu D, Yu B, Huang C, Elmslie KS, Peterson BZ. A single amino acid change in Ca(v)1.2 channels eliminates the permeation and gating differences between Ca(2+) and Ba(2+). J Membr Biol. 2010 Feb;233(1-3):23-33. Epub 2010 Jan 23

Lindgren J, Polcyn M, Young BA. Landlubbers to leviathans: modular evolution and swimming in mosasaurine mosasaurs. Paleobiology 2010 37: 445-469

Matsuzuka T, Rachakatla RS, Doi C, Maurya DK, Ohta N, Kawabata A, Pyle MM, Pickel L, Reischman J, Marini F, Troyer D, Tamura M. Human umbilical cord matrix-derived stem cells expressing interferon-beta gene significantly attenuate bronchioloalveolar carcinoma xenografts in SCID mice. Lung Cancer. 2010 Oct;70(1):28-36. doi: 10.1016/j.lungcan.2010.01.003

Mayhew JL, Houser JJ, Briney BB, Williams TB, Piper FC, Brechue WF. Comparison between hand and electronic timing of 40-yd dash performance in college football players. J Strength Cond Res. 2010 Feb;24(2):447-51

Ostrowski TD, Stumpner A. Frequency processing at consecutive levels in the auditory system of bush crickets (tettigoniidae). J Comp Neurol. 2010 Aug 1;518(15):3101-16. doi: 10.1002/cne.22385

Ozaki H, Brechue WF, Sakamaki M, Yasuda T, Nishikawa M, Aoki N, Ogita F, Abe T. Metabolic and cardiovascular responses to upright cycle exercise with leg blood flow reduction. J Sports Sci Med. 2010 Jun 1;9(2):224-30. eCollection 2010

Pantrangi M, Singh VK, Wolz C, Shukla SK. Staphylococcal superantigen-like genes, ssl5 and ssl8, are positively regulated by Sae and negatively by Agr in the Newman strain. FEMS Microbiol Lett. 2010 Jul;308(2):175-84. Epub 2010 May 14

Phillips P, Wolcott R, Fletcher J, Schultz G. Biofilms made easy. Wounds Int. 1(3), 2010

Pillai VC, Yesudas R, Shaik IH, Thekkumkara TJ, Bickel U, Srivenugopal KS, Mehvar R. Delivery of NADPH-cytochrome P450 reductase antisense oligos using avidin-biotin approach. Bioconjug Chem. 2010 Feb 17;21(2):203-7. doi: 10.1021/bc900449b.

Rachakatla RS, Balivada S, Seo G-M, Pyle M, Troyer DL. Neural Stem Cells Loaded with Magnetic Nanoparticles and Electromagnetic Hyperthermia Decreased the Tumor Burden in Tumor Bearing Mice. Presented at: New York Stem Cell Foundation's Fifth Annual Translational Stem Cell Research Conference; New York, NY; October 12-13, 2010.

Rachakatla RS, Balivada S, Seo GM, Myers CB, Wang H, Samarakoon TN, Dani R, Pyle M, Kroh FO, Walker B, Leaym X, Koper OB, Chikan V, Bossmann SH, Tamura M, Troyer DL. Attenuation of mouse melanoma by a/c magnetic field after delivery of bi-magnetic nanoparticles by neural progenitor cells. ACS Nano. 2010 Dec 28;4(12):7093-104. Epub 2010 Nov 8

Singh VK, Carlos MR [student], Singh K. Physiological significance of the peptidoglycan hydrolase, LytM, in Staphylococcus aureus. FEMS Microbiol Lett.. 2010 August 2 [Epub ahead of print]

Wang X, Gao G, Guo K, Yarotskyy V, Huang C, Elmslie KS, Peterson BZ. Phospholemman modulates the gating of cardiac L-type calcium channels. Biophys J. 2010 Apr 7;98(7):1149-59

Westhoff G, Boetig M, Bleckmann H, Young BA. Target tracking during venom 'spitting' by cobras. J Exp Biol. 2010 Jun 1;213(11):1797-802. doi:10.1242/jeb.037135

Wolcott RD, Rumbaugh KP, James G, Schultz G, Phillips P, Yang Q, Watters C, Stewart PS, Dowd SE. Biofilm maturity studies indicate sharp debridement opens a time- dependent therapeutic window. J Wound Care. 2010 Aug;19(8):320-8

Yarotskyy V, Elmslie KS. Interference between two modulators of N-type (CaV2.2) calcium channel gating demonstrates that omega-conotoxin GVIA disrupts open state gating. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2010 Sep;1798(9):1821-1828. Epub 2010 May 13.

Yarotskyy V, Gao G, Du L, Ganapathi SB, Peterson BZ, Elmslie KS. Roscovitine binds to novel L-channel (CaV1.2) sites that separately affect activation and inactivation. J Biol Chem. 2010 Jan 1;285(1):43-53

Yasuda T, Abe T, Brechue WF, Iida H, Takano H, Meguro K, Kurano M, Fujita S, Nakajima T. Venous blood gas and metabolite response to low-intensity muscle contractions with external limb compression. Metabolism. 2010 Oct;59(10):1510-9. doi: 10.1016/j.metabol.2010.01.016. Epub 2010 Mar 4

Young BA, Kardong KV. The functional morphology of hooding in cobras. J Exp Biol. 2010 May;213(Pt 9):1521-8. doi: 10.1242/jeb.034447

Presentations/Published Abstracts


Bubel J [student], Hovorka M [staff], Middlemas D. Changes in Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor Levels during Antidepressant Drug-enhanced Neurogenesis. Poster presented at 2nd Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; October 9, 2010.

Budine TE [student], Chamberlain N, Singh V, Walston TD. C. elegans as a Model for S. aureus Virulence. Poster presented at 2nd Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; October 9, 2010.

Cox JL, Ramaraj P. Effect of mifepristone (RU-486) on in-vitro melanoma cell growth and viability Mol. Biol. Cell 21 (supplement) Abstract no. 655, December 2010; Poster presented at: 50th annual Society for Cell Biology meeting, Philadelphia, Dec 10-15, 2010

Davenport KL [student], Snider EJ, Degenhardt BF, Johnson JC, Singh VK, Sargentini NJ; A Rat Model for Studies on Pain Relief from Ankle Injury; Undergraduate American Academy of Osteopathy (UAAO) Convocation; Pelvis and Sacrum: Where It All Comes Together; Colorado Springs, CO; March 17-21, 2010.

Draper BA [student], Johnson JC, Fossum C, Chamberlain NR. Assessing Medical Student Beliefs about Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment at Four Osteopathic Medical Schools. The Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine; North Bethesda, MD; April 7-10, 2010.

Engelbrecht MA [student], Sexton WL, Sargentini NJ, Taylor MG. Effects of pH, Citrate, and Phosphate on Bacterial Growth to Model Skin Infection. Presented at: 54th Annual American Osteopathic Association Research Conference; October 24-26, 2010; San Francisco, CA. Abstract published in: J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2010;110(8):466.

Guy MS [student], Sandhu SK [student], Gowdy JM [student], Cartier CC [student], Adams JH; Incidence and Potential Consequences of the Axillary Arch Muscle as Observed by Shoulder MRI; Ohio Osteopathic Association and Center for Osteopathic Research and Education Poster Exhibition; Columbus, OH; May 1, 2010.

Hovorka M [staff], Bubel J [student], Middlemas D. Chronic Fluoxetine Treatment Increases Neurogenesis in an Adolescent Rat Model. Poster presented at 2nd Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; October 9, 2010.

Losee J [student], Smith TJ [student], Sexton WL. Influence of Fluvastatin Treatment on Skeletal Muscle Contractile Function and Blood Flow in the Rat. (poster presentation). 57th Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine in Baltimore, MD. June 1-5, 2010. Med Sci Sports Exercise 42 (Suppl 5): S92, June 1-5, 2010.

Parker JD [student], Taylor MG, Sexton WL, Nichols TM, Murahata RI. Effect of pH, Citrate, and EDTA on Pancreatic Lipase Activity in Vitro. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2010;110(1):31

Quinn NR [student], White RD [student], Chang Y. Effect of Simvastatin on Vascular Induced Neointimal Formation. Poster presented at 2nd Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; October 9, 2010.

Ramachandra R [post-doc], McGrew S, Blais K [student], Yaroskyy V, Elmslie KS. Voltage-dependent Sodium Channels that Mediate Excitability of Muscle Afferents that Generate the Exercise Pressor Reflex. Poster presented at 2nd Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; October 9, 2010.

Ramaraj P, Artaza JN, Sinha-Hikim I, Taylor WE. Effect of Androstenedione on adipogenesis in an in-vitro bioassay using mouse mesenchymal multipotent C3H 10T1/2 cells; Endocrine Reviews, vol.31, No.(3), June 2010 supplement-1; Poster presentation at the 92nd annual endocrine society meeting, San Diego, June 19-22, 2010

Ramaraj P, Cox JL. Effect of Mifepristone (RU-486) on In-vitro Melanoma Cell Growth and Viability. Poster presented at 2nd Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; October 9, 2010

Richardson NC [student], Sargentini NJ, Singh VK, Stuart MK; Production of Monoclonal Antibodies to the Escherichia coli DNA Repair Protein, RadA/Sms (poster presentation). 110th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology; May 23-27, 2010; San Diego, CA.

Sargentini NJ, Hudman DA [staff]. DNA Repair Mutations in Escherichia coli Reduce Survival following Treatment with Antibiotics (poster presentation). 110th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology; San Diego, CA; May 23-27, 2010

Singh K [student], Singh VK. Significance of Four Methionine Sulfoxide Reductases in Staphylococcus aureus (poster presentation). 110th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology; San Diego, CA; May 23-27, 2010.

Singh VK, Singh K [student]. Physiological Characterization of the LytM Protein in Staphylococcus aureus (poster presentation). 110th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology; San Diego, CA; May 23-27, 2010.

Smith TJ [student], Sexton WL. Contractile Function during Acute Ischemia and Reperfusion in Rat Skeletal Muscle. (poster presentation). 57th Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine in Baltimore, MD. June 1-5, 2010. Med Sci Sports Exercise 42 (Suppl 5): S263, 2010.

Snider EJ, Davenport KL [student], Degenhardt BF, Johnson JC, Singh VK, Sargentini NJ; Manual Therapy of the Knee Improves Running in Rat Model for Acute Ankle Injury. Poster presented at: 13th World Congress on Pain; Montreal, Canada; August 29-September 2, 2010

Stachler S [student], Musso M [student], Sexton WL. Skeletal Muscle PO2 and Contractile Function during and after Femoral Artery Occlusion: Impact of Nitric Oxide Synthase Inhibition. Poster presented at 2nd Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; October 9, 2010.

Stuart MK, Richardson NC [student], Hiatt JL [student], Singh VK, Sargentini NJ. Analysis of Proteins that Co-precipitate with RadA/Sms in X-irradiated Escherichia coli. Poster presented at 2nd Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; October 9, 2010.

Thompson J [student], Cox J. Comparison of Migration and Flattening between rhoA and cystatin C Overexpressing Tumor Cells. Poster presented at 2nd Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; October 9, 2010

White RD [student], Quinn NR [student], Chang Y. Development of Suitable Sample Lysis Buffers for Use in ELISA. Poster presented at 2nd Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; October 9, 2010.

Whitman JK [student], Fleschner CR, Stuart MK; Isolation of a Ganglioside Unique to the Water-Insoluble Fraction of Ocular Lens; Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting; Fort Lauderdale, FL; May 2-6, 2010

Wilson CL [student], Baer RW. The Role of Caspase-8 in Basal and Stimulated Melanoma Migration. Poster presented at 2nd Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; October 9, 2010

Wilson CL [student], Baer RW; The Role of Caspase-8 in Basal and Stimulated Melanoma Migration; 50th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology; Philadelphia, PA; December 11-15, 2010

Worthington BD [student], Sexton WL, Peterson DF. Regional Distribution of Cardiac Output During Post-exercise Hypotension in the Rat. (slide presentation). 57th Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine in Baltimore, MD. June 1-5, 2010. Med Sci Sports Exercise 42 (Suppl 5): S534, 2010.

Yarotskyy V, Elmslie KS. Interference Between Two Modulators of N-type (CaV2.2) Calcium Channel Gating Charge Movement. Presented at: Biophysical Society 54th Annual Meeting; San Francisco, CA; February 20-24, 2010

Books, Chapters, Reviews


Phillips PL, Yang Q, Sampson EM, Schultz GS.2010. Section 6: Biofilm. Effects of antimicrobial agents on an in vitro biofilm model of skin wounds, pp. 299-304. In Advances in Wound Care, Volume 1. Translational Medicine: From Benchtop to Bedside to Community and Back. (Chandan K. Sen, ed.), Mary Ann Liebert, Inc, publishers, New Rochelle, NY. 2010

Stefanko, JJ, JL Williams, MW Bradbury, SF Habusta. Direct Pressure Measurements of Vertebroplasty vs Kyphoplasty: Cadaveric Study, LECOM Research Day

Young BA. 2010. Vibration detection in snakes. Pp. 85 – 98 In: The Use of Vibrations in Communication: properties, mechanisms and function across taxa. (O’Connell-Rodwell C.E., ed.) Research Signpost

Other Scholarly Publications


Chamberlain N, Bowman RC. Healthy Teachers: A Lesson for Schools. February, 4, 2010. Available at: