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We are interested in the factors which cause obesity, the mechanisms by which this happens and how interventions in this pathway can alleviate obesity or its associated diseases. Our group uses a variety of model systems including cell culture, yeast, flies and mice to understand the signaling and metabolic pathways which are involved in these processes. We then use modern molecular biology, genetic and pharmacological tools to manipulate and learn more about the physiology of obesity.

Recent Publications

Erin Stephenson, Alyse Ragauskas, Sridhar Jaligama, JeAnna Redd, Jyothi Parvathareddy, Matthew Peloquin, Jordy Saravia, Joan Han, Stephania Cormier and Dave Bridges. Exposure to environmentally persistent free radicals during gestation lowers energy expenditure and impairs skeletal muscle mitochondrial function in adult mice 2016. American Journal of Physiology - Endocrinology And Metabolism Full Text Details.
Qingming Dong, Francesco Giorgianni, Sarka Beranova-Giorgianni, Xiong Deng, Robert O'Meally, Dave Bridges, Edwards Park, Marshal Elam and Rajendra Raghow. Glycogen synthase kinase-3 mediated phosphorylation of serine 73 targets sterol response element binding protein-1c (SREBP-1c) for proteasomal degrada 2015. Bioscience Reports Full Text Details.
Nora Urraca, R. Menon, I. El-Iyachi, Sarita Goorha, Colleen Valdez, Quynh Tran, Reese Scroggs, G. Miranda-Carboni , Martin Donaldson, Dave Bridges and Lawrence Reiter. Characterization of neurons from immortalized dental pulp stem cells for the study of neurogenetic disorders. 2015. Stem Cell Research 15(3):722-30 Full Text Details.
C. Song, K. Ghafoor, H. Ghafoor, N. Kahn, S. Thirunavukkarasu, B. Jennings, A. Estes, S. Zaidi, Dave Bridges, Patrick Tso, F. Gonzalez and K. Malik. Cytochrome P450 1B1 Contributes to the Development of Atherosclerosis and Hypertension in Apolipoprotein E-Deficient Mice. 2015. Hypertension Full Text Details.
Xiong Deng, Qingming Dong, Dave Bridges, Rajendra Raghow, Edwards Park and Marshal Elam. Docosahexaenoic Acid Inhibits Proteolytic Processing of Sterol Regulatory Element-binding Protein-1c (SREBP-1c) via Activation of AMP-activated Kinase 2015. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Molecular and Cell Biology of Lipids In Press: Full Text Details.
Irit Hochberg, Innocence Harvey, Quynh Tran, Erin Stephenson, Ariel Barkan, Alan Saltiel, William Chandler and Dave Bridges. Gene expression changes in subcutaneous adipose tissue due to Cushing's disease. 2015. Journal of Molecular Endocrinology 55(2):81-94 Full Text Details.
Irit Hochberg, Quynh Tran, Ariel Barkan, Alan Saltiel, William Chandler and Dave Bridges. Gene Expression Signature in Adipose Tissue of Acromegaly Patients. 2015. PLOS One 10(6):e0129359 Full Text Details.
Izzy Hatfield, Innocence Harvey, Erika Yates, JeAnna Redd, Lawrence Reiter and Dave Bridges. The role of TORC1 in muscle development in Drosophila. 2015. Scientific Reports 5:9676 Full Text Details.
David Buchner, Alysse Charrier, Ethan Srinivasan, Li Wang, Michelle Paulsen, Mats Ljungman, Dave Bridges and Alan Saltiel. Zinc Finger Protein 407 (ZFP407) Regulates Insulin-Stimulated Glucose Uptake and Glucose Transporter 4 (Glut4) mRNA. 2015. The Journal of biological chemistry 290(10):6376-86 Full Text Details.

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Naresh Bal, Santosh Maurya, Danesh Sopariwala, Sanjaya Sahoo, Subash Gupta, Sana Shaikh, Meghna Pant, Leslie Rowland, Eric Bombardier, Sanjeewa Goonasekera, Russel Tupling, Jeffery Molkentin and Muthu Periasamy. Sarcolipin is a newly identified regulator of muscle-based thermogenesis in mammals. 2012. Nature Medicine 18(19):1575-9 Full Text Our Thoughts Details.
Kevin Hall, Thomas Bemis, Robert Brychta, Kong Chen, Amber Courvillle, Emma Crayner, Stephanie Goodwin, Juen Guo, Lillian Howard, Nicolas Knuth, Bernard Miller, Carla Prado, Maria Siervo, Monica Skarulis, Mary Walter, Peter Walter and Laura Yannai. Calorie for Calorie, Dietary Fat Restriction Results in More Body Fat Loss than Carbohydrate Restriction in People with Obesity 2015. Cell Metabolism 22(3):427-436 Full Text Our Thoughts Details.
Yumiko Oishi, Ichiro Manabe, Kazuyuki Tobe, Mitsuru Ohsugi, Tetsuya Kubota, Katsuhito Fujiu, Koji Maemura, Naoto Kubota, Takashi Kadowaki and Ryozo Nagai. SUMOylation of Kr├╝ppel-like transcription factor 5 acts as a molecular switch in transcriptional programs of lipid metabolism involving PPAR-delta. 2008. Nature Medicine 14(6):656-666 Full Text Our Thoughts Details.
Andrew Shin, Martin Fasshauer, Nika Filatova, Linus Grundell, Elizabeth Zielinski, Jian-Ying Zhou, Thomas Scherer, Claudia Lindtner, Amanda Lapworth, Olga Ilkayeva, Uwe Knippschild, Anna Wolf, Ludger Shedja, Kevin Grove, Richard Smith, Wei-Jun Qian, Chrisopher Lynch, Christopher Newgard and Christophe Buettner. Brain Insulin Lowers Circulating BCAA Levels by Inducing Hepatic BCAA Catabolism. 2014. Cell metabolism S1550-4131(14):00400-8 Full Text Our Thoughts Details.
O. Nelson, Jingxiang Huang, Heiko Jansen, Elizabeth Galbreath, Kurt Morgenstern, Jamie Gehring, Kimberly Rigano, Jae Lee, Jianhua Gong, Adam Shaywitz, Chantal Vella, Charles Robbins and Kevin Corbit. Grizzly Bears Exhibit Augmented Insulin Sensitivity while Obese Prior to a Reversible Insulin Resistance during Hibernation 2014. Cell Metabolism 20(2):376-82 Full Text Our Thoughts Details.