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


Research Publications


Qi D, Huang S, Miao R, She ZG, Quinn T, Chang Y, Liu J, Fan D, Chen YE, Fu M. Monocyte Chemotactic Protein-induced Protein 1 (MCPIP1) suppresses stress granule formation and determines apoptosis under stress. J Biol Chem. 2011 Dec 2;286(48):41692-700. Epub 2011 Oct 4

Agadjanian AK, Kondrashov PE. Early middle Pleistocene mammalian and molluscan assemblages from the Novokhopersk locality (Don River Basin, Russia). Quaternary International. 2011 Feb;231(1-2):10-21

Ahmad S, Wang JY, Ahmad Z, Ahmad F. Functional residues in proteins. J Amino Acids. 2011;2011:606354. doi: 10.4061/2011/606354. Epub 2011 Nov 3. PubMed

Ahmad Z, Okafor F, Laughlin TF. Role of charged residues in the catalytic sites of Escherichia coli ATP synthase. J Amino Acids. 2011;2011:785741. doi: 10.4061/2011/785741. Epub 2011 Jul 13. PubMed

Boehler AW, Ward JA, Hitt JK, Brechue WF, Hollander KW, Holgate M, Sugar TG, Audet D, Kanagaki G. Analysis, design, and testing of a Soldier power regeneration Kit (SPaRK). Int. J. of Biomechatronics Biomed Robot, 2011

Brechue WF, Hammel HT. Osmotic effects of ions diffusing in capillary plasma can explain Starling’s osmotic force in plasma-ISF exchange. Comp Exerc Physiol, 7(4): 153-171, 2011. Online reference: CJO 2011 doi:10.1017/S1755254011000092, 2011

Chamberlain NR, Singh VK. Prevalence of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus in nasal samples from preclinical second-year medical students. Mo Med. 2011 Sep-Oct;108(5):373-6

Chang Y. A central role of PTP1B in hyperinsulinemia-enhanced IL-6 signaling in dedifferentiated vascular smooth muscle cells. J Diabet Metabol 2:118 (Mar. 4, 2011)

Davis K [student], Reuter A [student], Rachakatla RS. Umbilical Cord Matrix Stem Cells as a Vehicle for Anti-Cancer Treatment for Melanoma. Presented a: t3rd Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Symposium (IBRS-2011); AT Still-KCOM; Kirksville, MO; October 22, 2011.

Draper BB, Johnson JC, Fossum C, Chamberlain NR. Osteopathic medical students' beliefs about osteopathic manipulative treatment at 4 colleges of osteopathic medicine. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2011 Nov;111(11):615-30

Firoz A, Malik A, Joplin KH, Ahmad Z, Jha V, Ahmad S. Residue propensities, discrimination and binding site prediction of adenine and guanine phosphates. BMC Biochem. 2011 May 13;12:20. doi: 10.1186/1471-2091-12-20. PubMed

Fryer G, Adams JH. Magnetic resonance imaging of subjects with acute unilateral neck pain and restricted motion: a prospective case series. Spine J. 2011 Mar;11(3):171-6. Epub 2011 Jan 26

Gilmour TP, Piallat B, Lieu CA, Venkiteswaran K, Ramachandra R, Rao AN, Petticoffer AC, Berk MA, Subramanian T. The effect of striatal dopaminergic grafts on the neuronal activity in the substantia nigra pars reticulata and subthalamic nucleus in hemiparkinsonian rats. Brain. 2011 Nov;134(Pt 11):3276-89. Epub 2011 Sep 12

Guy MS, Sandhu SK, Gowdy JM, Cartier CC, Adams JH. MRI of the axillary arch muscle: prevalence, anatomic relations, and potential consequences. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2011 Jan;196(1):W52-7

Han BH, Zhou ML, Vellimana AK, Milner E, Kim DH, Greenberg JK, Chu W, Mach RH, Zipfel GJ. Resorufin analogs preferentially bind cerebrovascular amyloid: potential use as imaging ligands for cerebral amyloid angiopathy. Mol Neurodegener. 2011 Dec 22;6:86. doi: 10.1186/1750-1326-6-86

Kabir MA, Uddin W, Narayanan A, Reddy PK, Jairajpuri MA, Sherman F, Ahmad Z. Functional subunits of eukaryotic chaperonin CCT/TRiC in protein folding. J Amino Acids. 2011;2011:843206. doi: 10.4061/2011/843206. Epub 2011 Jul 2. PubMed

Maurya DK, Doi C, Pyle M, Rachakatla RS, Davis D, Tamura M, Troyer D. Non-random tissue distribution of human naïve umbilical cord matrix stem cells. World J Stem Cells. 2011 Apr 26;3(4):34-42

Mayhew JL, Brechue WF, Smith AE, Kemmler W, Lauber D, Koch AJ. Impact of testing strategy on expression of upper-body work capacity and one-repetition maximum prediction after resistance training in college-aged men and women. J Strength Cond Res. 2011 Oct;25(10):2796-807. doi: 10.1519/JSC.0b013e31822dcea0

Phillips P, Yang Q, Gibson D, Schultz G. Assessing the bioburden in poorly healing wounds. Wounds Int. 2(2), 2011

Rachakatla RS, Davis K [student], Reuter A [student]. Umbilical Cord Matrix Stem Cells (UCMSC) as Drug Delivery Vehicle for B16 Melanoma Treatment. Presented at: Cancer Conference 2011 (Zing Conferences); Xcaret, Mexico; November 9-13, 2011.

Reuter A [student], Davis K [student], Rachakatla RS. Using Neural Stem Cells as a Drug Deliveray Vehicle for Human Breast Cancer. Poster presented at 3rd Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; October 22, 2011.

Shapiro JA, Nguyen VL, Chamberlain NR. Evidence for persisters in Staphylococcus epidermidis RP62a planktonic cultures and biofilms. J Med Microbiol. 2011 Jul;60(Pt 7):950-60. Epub 2011 Mar 17

Vellimana AK, Milner E, Azad TD, Harries MD, Zhou ML, Gidday JM, Han BH, Zipfel GJ. Endothelial nitric oxide synthase mediates endogenous protection against subarachnoid hemorrhage-induced cerebral vasospasm. Stroke. 2011 Mar;42(3):776-82. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.110.607200. Epub 2011 Feb 11

Yarotskyy V, Gao G, Peterson BZ, Elmslie KS. Domain III regulates N-type (CaV2.2) calcium channel closing kinetics. J Neurophysiol. 2012 Apr;107(7):1942-51. Epub 2011 Dec 28

Yesudas R, Snyder R, Abbruscato T, Thekkumkara T. Functional role of sodium glucose transporter in high glucose-mediated angiotensin type 1 receptor downregulation in human proximal tubule cells. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2012 Sep;303(5):F766-74. doi: 10.1152/ajprenal.00651.2011. Epub 2012 May 30

Young BA, Herzog F, Friedel P, Rammensee S, Bausch A, van Hemmen JL. Tears of venom: hydrodynamics of reptilian envenomation. Phys Rev Lett. 2011 May 13;106(19):198103. Epub 2011 May 12

Presentations/Published Abstracts


Agadjanian A.K., Kondrashov P. Small mammal and mollusk faunas from the second half of the Middle Pleistocene of the Central Russian Plain and the timing of the first appearance of the genus Arvicola (Mammalia, Rodentia). Presented at the XVIII International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA)-Congress; Bern, Switzerland; July 21-27, 2011.

Bezold S [student], Kondrashov P. A new species of Herpetotheriinae (Mammalia, Marsupialia) from the Torrejonian of New Mexico. J. Vertebrate Paleontology. Vol. 31. Suppl. to no 6, P. 71A. Presented at 71st Annual Meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology; Las Vegas, NV; November 1-4, 2011.

Boehm K [student], Marberry K, Korpi F [student], Kondrashov P. Anatomical and Radiographic Characterization of the Lateral Patellofemoral Ligament of the Knee. Poster presented at 3rd Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; October 22, 2011.

Budine TE [student], Chamberlain NR, Singh VK, Walston TD. C. elegans as a Model for S. aureus Virulence. Poster presented at 3rd Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; October 22, 2011.

Buttars PR [student], Kondrashov PE. The Phylogeny of Extant Xenarthran Genera Based on Post-cranial Osteological Morphology. Poster presented at 3rd Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; October 22, 2011.

Castille DL [student], Hudman DA [staff], Singh VK, Sargentini NJ. Gene Expression in X-irradiated Escherichia coli. Poster presented at 3rd Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; October 22, 2011.

Chang Y*. A Central Role of PTP1B in Hyperinsulinemia-enhanced IL-6 Signaling in Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells. Presented at: Experimental Biology 2011; Washington, DC; April 9-13, 2011.

Draper BA [student], Johnson JC, Chamberlain NR. What Drew You to Osteopathic Medicine? A Survey of Osteopathic Medical Students from 10 Schools. Presented at: 55th Annual American Osteopathic Association Research Conference; Orlando, FL; October 30-November 1, 2011.

Folkerts M [student], Hudman DA [staff], Sargentini NJ. Transcription of radA/sms Is Upregulated in UV or X-irradiated Escherichia coli. Poster presented at the 111th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology; New Orleans, LA; May 21-24, 2011.

Guthrie C [student], Schuerman A [student], Wilson C [student], Worthington BD [student], Snider EJ, Johnson JC, Singh VK, Sargentini NJ, Ruhlen RL. Osteopathic Manual Treatment of Ankle Pain in a Rat Model. Poster presented at 3rd Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; October 22, 2011.

Johansson T [student], Singh A [post-doc]. Singh K [student]. Singh VK. Expression Pattern and Significance of Methionine Sulfoxide Reductases in Staphylococcus aureus. 111th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, New Orleans, LA; May 21-24, 2011.

Kondrashov P., Agadjanian A.K. Biostratigraphy and zonation of the Middle Pleistocene deposits of the Central Russian Plain using small mammals and mollusks. Presented at the XVIII International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA)-Congress; Bern, Switzerland; July 21-27, 2011.

Lee M-CW, Franco M, Vargas DM, Hudman DA [staff], Fowler RG, Sargentini NJ. A Role for DinB in Protecting Escherichia coli from the Lethal Effects of UV and Ionizing Radiation. Presented at the 42nd Environmental Mutagen Society annual meeting; Montreal, Quebec; October 15-19, 2011.

McGrew MS [student], Baer RW. Using FRET to Measure MT1-MMP Activity in Melanoma Cells. Poster presented at 3rd Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; October 22, 2011

McIntyre MB Jr [student], Kondrashov PE. Histological Classification of the Lateral Patellofemoral Ligament. Poster presented at 3rd Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; October 22, 2011.

Patel N, Dalecki A [student], Gariga N, Makin I, Singh VK. Development of Culture and a Rapid PCR Assay for Periodontal Bacteria. Poster presented at 3rd Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; October 22, 2011.

Ramachandra R [post-doc], McGrew S [staff], Baxter J [student], Elmslie KS. Pharmacological Identification of Voltage-gated Sodium Channels Expressed in Muscle Afferent Neurons. Poster presented at 3rd Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; October 22, 2011.

Ramaraj P, Brown J [student], Cox JL. Effect of Progesterone Treatment on Melanoma Cell Growth and Adhesion. Poster presented at 3rd Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; October 22, 2011

Ramaraj P, Cox JL. Effect of steroids on in-vitro melanoma cell growth and viability. Endocrine Reviews, 12 (3), P1-29 abstract, June 2011. Poster presentation at the 93rd annual endocrine society meeting at Boston, June 4-7, 2011

Smith S [staff], Hovorka M[staff], Middlemas DS. Chronic Buspirone Treatment Increases Newborn Cell Survival in the Dentate Gyrus of the Hippocampus in an Adolescent Rat Model. Poster presented at 3rd Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; October 22, 2011.

Stuart MK, Hiatt JL [student], Richardson NC [student], Sargentini NJ. The Effect of Alanine Substitutions on RadA/Sms Epitope Stability. Poster presented at 3rd Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; October 22, 2011.

Stuart MK, Richardson NC, Hiatt JL [student], Singh VK, Sargentini NJ. Analysis of Proteins that Co-precipitate with RadA/Sms in X-irradiated Escherichia coli. Poster presented at the 111th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology; New Orleans, LA; May 21-24, 2011.

Swaters L, Houser JJ, Degenhardt BF, Bird M. Comparison of Isometric Contractions of Transverse Abdominis EMG Activity. Poster presented at 3rd Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; October 22, 2011.

White RD [student], Chang Y. The Effects of Caffeine on Vascular Injury-induced Neointimal Hyperplasia. Poster presented at 3rd Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; October 22, 2011.

Worthington, BD [student], Ruhlen RL, Snider EJ, Johnson JC, Singh VK, Sargentini NJ. A rat model of ankle injury to test efficacy of manual treatment for pain relief. Poster presented at American Osteopathic Association Research Conference; Orlando, FL; Oct. 1- Nov 1, 2011.

Yarotskyy V, Ramachandra R, Elmslie KS. ω-Conotoxins Mviia and mviic Differenti ally Affect N-type Calcium Channel Gating. Presented at: Venoms to Drugs; Heron Island, Queensland, Australia; May 16, 2011

Books, Chapters, Reviews


Bradbury, MW, C Church and R Pratt. Chronic Exposure of HuH7 Hepatoma Cells to Ethanol Causes Increased Fatty Acid Uptake, Which is Reversed by Withdrawal. LECOM Research Day

Bradbury, MW, S Woodward, R Pratt. Role of Mitochondrial Leader Sequence and Mature Protein Sequence on Subcellular Localization of Mitochondrial Aspartate Aminotransferase. LECOM Research Day

Brechue WF. Structure-function relationships that determine sprint performance and running speed in sport. Int. J Applied Sport Science. 23(2): 313-350, 2011

Evanoff-Jurkovic, M, M Bradbury, J Eysamen, L Epperly. Does pelvic/sacral somatic dysfunction affect the Galleazzi Test? LECOM Research Day, Oral Presentation

Kondrashov PE, Martin LD. 2011. Chapter 8. A saber-tooth cat skull from Tajikistan, Central Asia and the relationships between Eurasian and North American homotheres; pp. 195-199; In The Other Saber-tooths, Scimita-tooth Cats of the Western Hemisphere (VL Naples, LD Martin and JP Babiarz, eds); John Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD.

Ogg, R, DO, S Habusta, N Grimm, M Bradbury. The Effect of Racquet Head Size on Overuse Shoulder Injuries in Competitive Tennis Players. LECOM Research Day

Ramachandra R , Subramanian T. Atlas of The Neonatal Rat Brain. CRC press. Jan 2011. ISBN -9781439840122

Tamura M, Troyer D, Maurya DK, Kawabata A, Rachakatla RS. Cytokines and Lung Cancer; In Cytokines (Ross J. Hunter, Ed); Science Publishers 2011; Pages 173–187.