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


Research Publications


Ahmad Z, Ahmad M, Okafor F, Jones J, Abunameh A, Cheniya RP, Kady IO. Effect of structural modulation of polyphenolic compounds on the inhibition of Escherichia coli ATP synthase. Int J Biol Macromol. 2012 Apr 1;50(3):476-86. doi: 10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2012.01.019. Epub 2012 Jan 20. PubMed

Ahmad Z, Elord J, Dadi PK, Kady IO. Synthesis and evaluation of diphenol aldimines as inhibitors of Escherichia coli ATPase and cell growth, 2012 Adv Biol Chem. 2, 1-7. Paper.

Brechue WF, Mayhew JL. Lower-body work capacity and one-repetition maximum squat prediction in college football players. J Strength Cond Res. 2012 Feb;26(2):364-72. doi: 10.1519/JSC.0b013e318225eee3

Burnell A, Collins S, Young BA. On the postpulmonary septum of Varanus and it’s implications for Mosasaurine ventilation and physiology. 2012 Bulletin of the Geological Society of France. 183: 159-169

Burnell A, Collins S, Young BA. Vertebral morphometrics in Varanus. Bulletin of the Geological Society of France. 2012 183: 151-158

Chamberlain NR, Stuart MK, Singh VK, Sargentini NJ. Utilization of case presentations in medical microbiology to enhance relevance of basic science for medical students. Med Educ Online. 2012;17. doi: 10.3402/meo.v17i0.15943. Epub 2012 Mar 13

Davis K [student], Reuter A [student], Rachakatla RS. Umbilical Cord Matrix Stem Cells Trophic Ability and Use as a Drug Delivery Vehicle for Treatment of Melanomas. Experimental Biology, April 21-25, 2012, San Diego, California.

Fry BG, Casewell NR, Wüster W, Vidal N, Young B, Jackson TN. The structural and functional diversification of the Toxicofera reptile venom system. Toxicon. 2012 Sep 15;60(4):434-48. doi: 10.1016/j.toxicon.2012.02.013. Epub 2012 Mar 14

Gowd KH, Blais KD [student],, Elmslie KS, Steiner AM, Olivera BM, Bulaj G. Dissecting a role of evolutionary-conserved but noncritical disulfide bridges in cysteine-rich peptides using ω-conotoxin GVIA and its selenocysteine analogs. Biopolymers. 2012;98(3):212-23. doi: 10.1002/bip.22047

Han BH, Vellimana AK, Zhou ML, Milner E, Zipfel GJ. Phosphodiesterase 5 inhibition attenuates cerebral vasospasm and improves functional recovery after experimental subarachnoid hemorrhage. Neurosurgery. 2012 Jan;70(1):178-86;discussion 186-7. doi: 10.1227/NEU.0b013e31822ec2b0.

Heller K-G, Ostrowski TD, Hemp C. Singing and hearing in Aerotegmina kilimandjarica (Tettigoniidae: Hexacentrinae), a species with unusual low carrier frequency of the calling song. Bioacoustics 2010; 19(3): 195-210. Epub 2012 Apr 13.

Kabir MA. Hussain MA, Ahmad Z. Candida albicans: a model organism for studying fungal pathogens. ISRN Microbiol. 2012, 1-15 PubMed

Kohl T, Colayori SE, Westhoff G, Bakken GS, Young BA. Directional sensitivity in the thermal response of the facial pit in western diamondback rattlesnakes (Crotalus atrox). J Exp Biol. 2012 Aug 1;215(Pt 15):2630-6. doi:10.1242/jeb.065896

Kondrashov PE, Agadjanian AK. A nearly complete skeleton of Ernanodon (Mammalia, Palaeanodonta) from Mongolia: morphofunctional analysis. J Vert Paleontol 2012 32(5):983-1001 (Featured Article)

Kondrashov PE, Lucas SG. Nearly complete skeleton of Tetraclaenodon (Mammalia, Phenacodontidae) from the Early Paleocene of New Mexico: Morpho-functional analysis. J Paleontology. 2012 Jan;86(1):25-43

Mitgutsch C, Richardson MK, Jiménez R, Martin JE, Kondrashov P, de Bakker MA, Sánchez-Villagra MR. Circumventing the polydactyly 'constraint': the mole's 'thumb'. Biol Lett. 2012 Feb 23;8(1):74-7. Epub 2011 Jul 13

Norimatsu Y, Ivetac A, Alexander C, Kirkham J, O'Donnell N, Dawson DC, Sansom MS. Cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator: a molecular model defines the architecture of the anion conduction path and locates a bottleneck in the pore. Biochemistry. 2012 Mar 20;51(11):2199-212. doi: 10.1021/bi201888a. Epub 2012 Mar 7.

Norimatsu Y, Ivetac A, Alexander C, O'Donnell N, Frye L, Sansom MS, Dawson DC. Locating a plausible binding site for an open-channel blocker, GlyH-101, in the pore of the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator. Mol Pharmacol. 2012 Dec;82(6):1042-55. doi: 10.1124/mol.112.080267. Epub 2012 Aug 24

Norimatsu Y, Moran AR, MacDonald KD. Lubiprostone activates CFTR, but not ClC-2, via the prostaglandin receptor (EP(4)). Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2012 Sep 28;426(3):374-9. doi: 10.1016/j.bbrc.2012.08.097. Epub 2012 Aug 29

Phillips PL, Schultz GS. Molecular mechanisms of biofilm infection: Biofilm virulence factors. Adv Wound Care, 2012 vol 1(3):109-14

Ramachandra R [post-doc], McGrew SY, Baxter JC [student], Howard JR [student], Elmslie KS. NaV1.8 channels are expressed in large, as well as small, diameter sensory afferent neurons. Channels (Austin). 2013 Jan 1;7(1):34-7. doi: 10.4161/chan.22445. Epub 2012 Oct 12.

Ramachandra R [post-doc], McGrew SY, Baxter JC [student],, Kiveric E [Student],, Elmslie KS. Tetrodotoxin-resistant voltage-dependent sodium channels in identified muscle afferent neurons. J Neurophysiol. 2012 Oct;108(8):2230-41. doi: 10.1152/jn.00219.2012. Epub 2012 Aug 1

Ramachandra R, McGrew SY, Baxter JC, Howard JR, Elmslie KS. NaV 1.8 channels are expressed in large, as well as small, diameter sensory afferent neurons. Channels (Austin). 2012 Oct 12;7(1). [Epub ahead of print]

Ramachandra R, McGrew SY, Baxter JC, Kiveric E, Elmslie KS. Tetrodotoxin-resistant voltage-dependent sodium channels in identified muscle afferent neurons. J Neurophysiol. 2012 Oct;108(8):2230-41. doi: 10.1152/jn.00219.2012. Epub 2012 Aug 1

Reeds KB, Higginbotham ML, McCaw DL, Rachakatla R, Gwi MS, Pyle M, Goad CL, Troyer DL.In vitro effects of canine Wharton's jelly mesenchymal stromal cells and micellar nanoparticles on canine osteosarcoma D17 cell viability. J Vet Sci Technol. 2012 3(5):1

Reuter A [student], Davis K [student], Rachakatla RS. Using Neural Stem Cells as an Anti-Cancer Drug Delivery Vehicle for Treating Human Breast Cancer. Experimental Biology 2012, April 21-25, 2012, San Diego, California.

Reuter AM [student], Perugino DT [student], Hassan SS, Rachakatla RS. Neural Stem Cells Expressing Interferon-Beta Prolong Lives of MDA 231 Injected SCID Mice. Poster presented at 4th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; September 29, 2012.

Richardson NC [student], Sargentini NJ, Singh VK, Stuart MK. Monoclonal antibodies against the Escherichia coli DNA repair protein RadA/Sms. Hybridoma (Larchmt). 2012 Feb;31(1):25-31

Richardson NC, Sargentini NJ, Singh VK, Stuart MK. Monoclonal antibodies against the Escherichia coli DNA repair protein RadA/Sms. Hybridoma (Larchmt). 2012 Feb;31(1):25-31

Seo GM, Rachakatla RS, Balivada S, Pyle M, Shrestha TB, Basel MT, Myers C, Wang H, Tamura M, Bossmann SH, Troyer DL. A self-contained enzyme activating prodrug cytotherapy for preclinical melanoma. Mol Biol Rep. 2012 Jan;39(1):157-65. Epub 2011 May 13

Shrestha TB, Seo GM, Basel MT, Kalita M, Wang H, Villanueva D, Pyle M, Balivada S, Rachakatla RS, Shinogle H, Thapa PS, Moore D, Troyer DL, Bossmann SH. Stem cell-based photodynamic therapy. Photochem Photobiol Sci. 2012 Jul;11(7):1251-8. doi: 10.1039/c2pp05417e. Epub 2012 May 8

Singh K, Singh VK. Expression of Four Methionine Sulfoxide Reductases in Staphylococcus aureus. Int J Microbiol. 2012;2012:719594. Epub 2012 Jan 4

Singh VK, Syring M [student], Singh A, Singhal K [student], Dalecki A [student], Johansson T [student]. An insight into the significance of the DnaK heat shock system in Staphylococcus aureus. Int J Med Microbiol. 2012 Nov;302(6):242-52. doi: 10.1016/j.ijmm.2012.05.001. Epub 2012 Jun 28

Stuart MK, Richardson NC [student], Singh VK, Sargentini NJ. Monoclonal Antibodies Against RadA/Sms Protein. Hybridoma (Larchmt). 2012 Feb;31(1):75.

Stuart MK, Richardson NC, Singh VK, Sargentini NJ. Monoclonal Antibodies Against RadA/Sms Protein. Hybridoma (Larchmt). 2012 Feb;31(1):75

Yarotskyy V, Elmslie KS. Roscovitine inhibits CaV3.1 (T-type) channels by preferentially affecting closed-state inactivation. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 2012 Feb;340(2):463-72. Epub 2011 Nov 16.

Yesudas R, Gumaste U, Snyder R, Thekkumkara T. Tannic acid down-regulates the angiotensin type 1 receptor through a MAPK-dependent mechanism. Mol Endocrinol. 2012 Mar;26(3):458-70. doi: 10.1210/me.2011-1224. Epub 2012 Feb 9

Presentations/Published Abstracts


Anderson TJ [student], Lambert RR [student], Robertson TG [student], Sexton WL. Critical Microvascular PO2 and Muscle Fatigue during Acute Femoral Artery Occlusion. Poster presented at 4th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; September 29, 2012.

Baxter J [student], Elmslie KS. Chemical Activators of Muscle Afferent Neurons that Generate the Exercise Pressor Reflex. Poster presented at 4th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; September 29, 2012.

Castille DL [student], Hudman DA [staff], Singh VK, Sargentini NS. Upregulation of Genes Involved in DNA Double-Strand Break Repair in X-irradiated Escherichia coli. Poster presented at the 112th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology; June 16-19, 2012; San Francisco, California.

Cox JL. Cystatins as Inhibitors of Metastatic Disease. Presented at: 2nd World Congress on Cancer Science and Therapy; September 10-12, 2012; San Antonio, TX

Harper J [student], Parfitt J [student], Makin I, Singh V. Development of Culture and a Rapid PCR Assay for Pathogens Associated with Periodontitis. Poster presented at 4th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; September 29, 2012.

Hiatt JL [student], Sargentini NJ, Stuart MK. The Effect of Alanine Substitutions on RadA/Sms Epitope Stability. Poster presented at the 112th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology; June 16-19, 2012; San Francisco, California.

Hudman DA [staff], Sargentini NJ. Resazurin-Based Assay for Rapid Screening of Bacteria for Radiation Sensitivity. Poster presented at 4th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; September 29, 2012.

Keeslar A [student], Brink M [student], Geisbuhler T. The Effect of Cannabinoids on Post-Ischemic Cardiac Performance. Presented at: 33rd Annual Meeting of the International Society for Heart Research – North American Section. Pathology and Treatment of Heart Failure. Banff, AB, Canada, May 28 – 31, 2012. Abstract published in: J Mol Cell Cardiol 53 (#2, supplement): S28 (#95).

Kondrashov P, Agadjanian AK. A rich molluskan and mammalian fauna from the Mikulino (Eemian) interglacial of the central part of the Russian plain at Mikhailovka-5 locality (Kursk region). At the Edge of the Sea: Sediments, Geomorphology, Tectonics, and Stratigraphy in Quaternary Studies; INQUA SEQS 2012 Meeting, 26-30th, September 2012 Sassari, Sardinia, (Italy).

Krueger EM [student], Cullum ME, Nichols TR, Taylor MG, Sexton WL, Murahata RI. Method for peel force and subjective discomfort during removal of adhesive barriers. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2012;112(8):535-536.

Lambert RR [student], Robertson TG [student], Sexton WL. Creatine Kinase Inhibition with Iodoacetamide Does Not Alter Microvascular PO2 On-kinetics and Twitch Tension in the Rat EDL. American College of Sports Medicine Meeting, San Francisco, CA. May 31, 2012. abstract published at: Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2012;44(suppl 5):S504.

Marberry K, Boehm K, Korpi F, Kondrashov P. Characterization of the Lateral Patellofemoral Ligament. (Poster presentation). American Association of Anatomists Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA. April 21-25, 2012.

Phan AV [student], Baer RW. Caveolin-1 Expression Attenuates PKC Activation in Human Melanoma Cells. Poster presented at 4th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; September 29, 2012

Ramachandra R [post-doc], Hassan B, Ruiz-Velasco V, Elmslie KS. Functional Identification of CaV Channel Types Expressed in Group III/IV Muscle Afferent Neurons. Abstract # 235.18; 2012. Society for Neuroscience 2012; New Orleans, LA; October 13-17, 2012.

Ramachandra R [post-doc], McGrew SY [staff], Elmslie KS. Functional Identification of CaV Channel Types Expressed in Muscle Afferent Neurons. Poster presented at 4th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; September 29, 2012.

Ramaraj P, Cox JL. Effect of Progesterone on Melanoma Cell Growth. Poster presented at the 94th Annual Meeting of The Endocrine Society, Houston, TX; June 23-26, 2012

Ramaraj P, Leder DC [student], Cox JL. Effect of Progesterone on In-Vitro Functions of Human Melanoma (BLM) Cells. Poster presented at 4th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; September 29, 2012

Ramaraj P, Tasch J [student]. Effect of Androgens (DHEA, AD and T) on Mouse Melanoma Cell Growth. Poster presented at 4th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; September 29, 2012

Robertson TG [student], Lambert RR [student], Anderson TJ [student], Sexton WL. Exercise Training Does Not Protect Skeletal Muscle Contractile Function During Acute Femoral Artery Occlusion. American College of Sports Medicine Meeting, San Francisco, CA. June 1, 2012. abstract published at: Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2012;44(suppl 5):S537.

Sexton WL, Lambert RR [student], Robertson TG [student]. Critical microvascular PO2 and muscle fatigue during acute femoral artery occlusion. American College of Sports Medicine Meeting, San Francisco, CA. June 1, 2012

Singh VK, Syring M [student], Singh A [post-doc], Johansson T [student]. Beyond Foldase and Holdase, an Insight into the Significance of the DnaK Heat Shock System in Staphylococcus aureus. Poster presented at the 112th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology; June 16-19, 2012; San Francisco, California.

Stuart MK, Chamberlain NR, Singh VK, Sargentini NJ. Implementation of a Small Group Clinical Case Presentation Exercise in Immunology. AMSMIC 14th Educational Strategies Workshop; Santa Fe, NM. April 28-May 2, 2012.

Stuart MK, Hiatt JL [student], Sargentini NJ. Epitope Mapping of RadA/Sms-Specific Monoclonal Antibodies by Competitive ELISA. Poster presented at 4th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; September 29, 2012.

Vaish M [post-doc], Johansson TR [student], Singh VK. Role of Methionine Sulfoxide Reductase in Staphylococcus aureus under Stress Conditions. Poster presented at 4th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; September 29, 2012.

White R [student], Chang Y. The Effects of Caffeine on Vascular Injury-Induced Neointimal Hyperplasia. (Poster presentation). Experimental Biology 2012, San Diego, CA. April 23, 2012

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. J Am Osteopath Assoc January 1, 2012; 112(1)1 44-5.

Books, Chapters, Reviews


Cowan L, Stechmiller J, Phillips P, Schultz G. Chapter 3.1: Science of wound healing- translation of bench science into advances for chronic wound care. In Chronic Wound Care: A Clinical Source Book for Healthcare Professionals (D.L. Krasner, G. T. Rodeheaver, R. G. Sibbald, and K. Y. Woo, eds.), 5th Edition. HMP Communications LLC. Malvern, PA. 2012

Mitgutsch C, Richardson MK, de Bakker MAG, Jiménez R, Martin JE, Kondrashov P, Sánchez-Villagra MR. 2012. A molecular–morphological study of a peculiar limb morphology: the development and evolution of the mole’s ‘thumb’; pp. 301-327; In R.J. Asher and J. Müller (eds); From Clone to Bone: The Synergy of Morphological and Molecular Tools in Palaeobiology. Cambridge University Press, New York.