Research and Innovation

Celebrating Research – January 2019

Published: February 8, 2019

Research and Innovation


Please take the opportunity to learn what research your peers are doing, congratulate them on their contributions and reach out for collaborations. #OneUniversity

Notable Collaborations:

UNT Denton/HSC Educational Partnership agreement with the 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Systems Directorate, Bioeffects Division in San Antonio TX.  UNT is the 19th educational institution to partner with the 711th HPW/RHD. The agreement opens doors for collaborative science, internships and fellowships for US citizens at the base. For more information, please contact  Researcher from the Tri-Service Research Laboratory will visit UNTHSC and UNT Denton campuses January 28-29, 2019.

 Notable Honors:

System College of Pharmacy (SCP) presented UNT at the 2018 Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE) at MetroCon on Nov 7, 2018- Hurst Conference Center.  Drs. Michail Kastellorizios, Iok-Hou Pang and Hongli Wu Co-chaired a BioTechnologies session.  Presenters included: Dr. Ina Mishra, “Metabolic health screening using compact NMR”; Dr. Iok-Hou Pang, “Ligandomics: a revolutionary approach for drug discovery”, and Dr. Hongli Wu, “Using grapes to fight against free radicals in the eye: cataract prevention”. The session was well-attended, and the SCP presentations were well received, generating wonderful interactions.  We are very proud of our SCP participants.


September, October, November, December Publications:

Title (Linked to Scopus Details) Authors Year Source (alphabetical)
1 Tissue Plasminogen Activator-Porous Magnetic Microrods for Targeted Thrombolytic Therapy after Ischemic Stroke Hu, J., Huang, S., Zhu, L., (…), Jin, K., Zhuge, Q. 2018 ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 10(39), pp. 32988-32997.
2 Clinical Outcomes for Diabetic Foot Ulcers Treated with Clostridial Collagenase Ointment or with a Product Containing Silver Motley, T.A., Caporusso, J.M., Lange, D.L., (…), Cargill, D.I., Dickerson, J.E. 2018 Advances in Wound Care, 7(10), pp. 339-348.
3 Perspectives on ethnic and racial disparities in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias: Update and areas of immediate need Babulal, G.M., Quiroz, Y.T., Albensi, B.C., (…), Zetterberg, H., O’Bryant, S.E. 2018 Alzheimer’s and Dementia.   Article in Press
4 Time course of compensatory physiological responses to central hypovolemia in high-and low-tolerant human subjects Xiang, L., Hinojosa-Laborde, C., Ryan, K.L., Rickards, C.A., Convertino, V.A. 2018 American Journal of Physiology – Regulatory Integrative and Comparative Physiology, 315(2), pp. R408-R416.
5 Vasodilator function is impaired in burn injury survivors Romero, S.A., Moralez, G., Jaffery, M.F., Huang, M., Crandall, C.G. 2018 American Journal of Physiology – Regulatory Integrative and Comparative Physiology. 315(5), pp. R1054-R1060
6 AT1a influences GABAA-mediated inhibition through regulation of KCC2 expression Farmer, G.E., Balapattabi, K., Bachelor, M.E., Little, J.T., Cunningham, J.T. 2018 American Journal of Physiology – Regulatory Integrative and Comparative Physiology. 315(5), pp. R972-R982
7 Improved glucose homeostasis in male obese zucker rats coincides with enhanced baroreflexes and activation of the nucleus tractus solitarius Chaudhary, P., Schreihofer, A.M. 2018 American Journal of Physiology – Regulatory Integrative and Comparative Physiology. 315(6), pp. R1195-R1209
8 Pharmacological potentiation of the efferent vagus nerve attenuates blood pressure and renal injury in a murine model of systemic lupus erythematosus Pham, G.S., Wang, L.A., Mathis, K.W. 2018 American Journal of Physiology – Regulatory Integrative and Comparative Physiology. 315(6), pp. R1261-R1271
9 Angiotensin receptor and tumor necrosis factor-α activation contributes to glucose intolerance independent of systolic blood pressure in obese rats Rodriguez, R., Lee, A., Mathis, K.W., (…), Ryan, M.J., Ortiz, R.M. 2018 American journal of physiology. Renal physiology. 315(4), pp. F1081-F1090
10 Human papillomavirus vaccine initiation for adolescents following Rhode Island’s school-entry requirement, 2010-2016 Thompson, E.L., Livingston, M.D., Daley, E.M., Zimet, G.D. 2018 American Journal of Public Health, 108(10), pp. 1421-1423.
11 Good Vibrations: The Evolution of Whisking in Small Mammals Muchlinski, M.N., Wible, J.R., Corfe, I., Sullivan, M., Grant, R.A. 2018 Anatomical Record.Article in Press
12 Remote ischemic conditioning for stroke: clinical data, challenges, and future directions Zhao, W., Li, S., Ren, C., (…), Jin, K., Ji, X. 2018 Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology. Article in Press
13 Antibiotic-induced dysbiosis predicts mortality in an animal model of clostridium difficile infection Burdet, C., Sayah-Jeanne, S., Nguyen, T.T., (…), Mentré, F., De Gunzburg, J. 2018 Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 62(10), art. no. e00925.
14 Personalized normative feedback for heavy drinking: An application of deviance regulation theory Neighbors, C., DiBello, A.M., Young, C.M., (…), Blanton, H., Lewis, M.A. 2018 Behaviour Research and Therapy.   Article in Press
15 How often parents make decisions with their children is associated with obesity Rahman, A., Fulda, K.G., Franks, S.F., (…), Habiba, N., Muzaffar, O. 2018 BMC Pediatrics, 18(1), art. no. 311.
16 Lipopolysaccharide challenge reveals hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis dysfunction in murine systemic lupus erythematosus Pham, G.S., Mathis, K.W. 2018 Brain Sciences, 8(10), art. no. 184.
17 Stress and interferon signalling-mediated apoptosis contributes to pleiotropic anticancer responses induced by targeting NGLY1 Zolekar, A., Lin, V.J.T., Mishra, N.M., (…), Emmitte, K.A., Wang, Y.-C. 2018 British Journal of Cancer. Article in Press
18 Recurrent Granuloma Gluteale Infantum Secondary to Fecal Overflow Incontinence Ingersoll, Z., Garza-Chapa, J.I., Pham, R., (…), Susa, J., Weis, S. 2018 Case Reports in Dermatology, 10(2), pp. 203-207.
19 Buffering chronic kidney disease with sodium bicarbonate Williams, E.N., Mathis, K.W. 2018 Clinical Science, 132(17), pp. 1999-2001.
20 Mechanisms of Sex Disparities in Cardiovascular Function and Remodeling Chaudhari, S., Cushen, S.C., Osikoya, O., (…), Mathis, K.W., Goulopoulou, S. 2018 Comprehensive Physiology. 9(1), pp. 375-411
21 Promoting guideline-based cancer genetic risk assessment for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer in ethnically and geographically diverse cancer survivors: Rationale and design of a 3-arm randomized controlled trial Kinney, A.Y., Howell, R., Ruckman, R., (…), Paddock, L.E., Walters, S.T. 2018 Contemporary Clinical Trials, 73, pp. 123-135.
22 Distinguishing Comorbidity, Disability, and Frailty Espinoza, S.E., Quiben, M., Hazuda, H.P. 2018 Current Geriatrics Reports, 7(4), pp. 201-209
23 #drunktwitter: Examining the relations between alcohol-related Twitter content and alcohol willingness and use among underage young adults Litt, D.M., Lewis, M.A., Spiro, E.S., (…), Head-Corliss, M.K., Swanson, A. 2018 Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 193, pp. 75-82.
24 Nanopore sequencing: An enrichment-free alternative to mitochondrial DNA sequencing Zascavage, R.R., Thorson, K., Planz, J.V. 2018 Electrophoresis.   Article in Press
25 Current state-of-art of STR sequencing in forensic genetics Alonso, A., Barrio, P.A., Müller, P., (…), Roewer, L., Budowle, B. 2018 Electrophoresis. 39(21), pp. 2655-2668
26 An Examination of the Relative Associations of Prototype Favorability, Similarity, and Their Interaction With Alcohol and Alcohol-Related Risky Sexual Cognitions and Behavior Litt, D.M., Lewis, M.A., Fairlie, A.M., Head-Corliss, M.K. 2018 Emerging Adulthood. Article in Press
27 Potential highly polymorphic short tandem repeat markers for enhanced forensic identity testing Novroski, N.M.M., Woerner, A.E., Budowle, B. 2018 Forensic Science International: Genetics, 37, pp. 162-171.
28 NIST interlaboratory studies involving DNA mixtures (MIX13): A modern analysis Buckleton, J.S., Bright, J.-A., Cheng, K., Budowle, B., Coble, M.D. 2018 Forensic Science International: Genetics, 37, pp. 172-179.
29 Reconstituted HDL: Drug delivery platform for overcoming biological barriers to cancer therapy Raut, S., Mooberry, L., Sabnis, N., (…), Dossou, A.S., Lacko, A. 2018 Frontiers in Pharmacology, 9(OCT), art. no. 01154.
30 Rat strain and housing conditions alter oxidative stress and hormone responses to chronic intermittent hypoxia Snyder, B., Duong, P., Tenkorang, M., Wilson, E.N., Cunningham, R.L. 2018 Frontiers in Physiology. 9(NOV),1554
31 Androgens modulate chronic intermittent hypoxia effects on brain and behavior Snyder, B., Duong, P., Trieu, J., Cunningham, R.L. 2018 Hormones and Behavior, 106, pp. 62-73.
32 Antihypertensive treatment fails to control blood pressure during exercise Raven, P.B. 2018 Hypertension, 72(1), pp. 63-64.
33 Interleukin-17A exacerbates disease severity in BALB/c mice susceptible to lung infection with Mycoplasma pulmonis Mize, M.T., Sun, X.L., Simecka, J.W. 2018 Infection and Immunity, 86(9), art. no. e00292-18.
34 Aircraft-Assisted Pilot Suicides in the General Aviation Increased for One-Year Period after 11 September 2001 Attack in the United States Vuorio, A., Laukkala, T., Junttila, I., (…), Navathe, P., Sajantila, A. 2018 International journal of environmental research and public health. 15(11)
35 Humanin attenuates NMDA-induced excitotoxicity by inhibiting ROS-dependent JNK/p38 MAPK pathway Yang, X., Zhang, H., Wu, J., (…), Yan, L.-J., Zhang, C. 2018 International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 19(10), art. no. 2982.
36 Incidence of endemic human cutaneous leishmaniasis in the United States McIlwee, B.E., Weis, S., Hosler, G.A. 2018 JAMA Dermatology, 154(9), pp. 1032-1039.
37 Sex-specific association of apolipoprotein e with cerebrospinal fluid levels of tau Hohman, T.J., Dumitrescu, L., Barnes, L.L., (…), Yu, L., Zhao, Y. 2018 JAMA Neurology, 75(8), pp. 989-998.
38 Human Papillomavirus Vaccination and School Entry Requirements: Politically Challenging, but Not Impossible Daley, E., Thompson, E., Zimet, G. 2018 JAMA Pediatrics. Article in Press
39 Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment Alters Gastric Myoelectric Activity in Healthy Subjects Shadiack, E., Jouett, N., Van Den Raadt, A., (…), Hensel, K., Smith, M. 2018 Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. 24(12), pp. 1176-1180
40 Exploring college students’ sexual and reproductive health literacy Vamos, C.A., Thompson, E.L., Logan, R.G., (…), Merrell, L.K., Daley, E.M. 2018 Journal of American College Health.  Article in Press
41 Authors’ Reply to Letter to the Editor Schneider, H.P., Baca, J., Carpenter, B., (…), Fleischer, A.E., Sachs, B.D. 2018 Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery, 57(5), pp. 1052-1053.
42 Application of a Health Literacy Framework to Explore Patients’ Knowledge of the Link between HPV and Cancer Best, A.L., Logan, R.G., Vázquez-Otero, C., (…), Gwede, C.K., Daley, E.M. 2018 Journal of Health Communication, 23(8), pp. 695-702.
43 Supraciliary Microstent in Refractory Open-Angle Glaucoma: Two-Year Outcomes from the DUETTE Trial Garcìa-Feijoo, J., Höh, H., Uzunov, R., Dickerson, J.E. 2018 Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 34(7), pp. 538-542.
44 The Pain Registry for Epidemiological, Clinical, and interventional Studies and Innovation (PRECISION): Registry overview and protocol for a propensity score-matched study of opioid prescribing in patients with low back pain Licciardone, J.C., Gatchel, R.J., Phillips, N., Aryal, S. 2018 Journal of Pain Research. 11, pp. 1751-1760
45 Response to Pazopanib in Patients with Relapsed Osteosarcoma Elete, K.R., Albritton, K.H., Akers, L.J., Basha, R., Ray, A. 2018 Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology.   Article in Press
46 An ensemble-based likelihood ratio approach for family-based genomic risk prediction | [基于家系数据集群化似然比算法的疾病基因组遗传风险预测研究] An, H., Wei, C.-S., Wang, O., (…), Lu, Q., Ye, C.-Y. 2018 Journal of Zhejiang University: Science B. 19(12), pp. 935-947
47 Reciprocal regulation of pro-inflammatory Annexin A2 and anti-inflammatory Annexin A1 in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis Haridas, V., Shetty, P., Sarathkumar, E., (…), Patil, V., Dinesh, U.S. 2018 Molecular Biology Reports. Article in Press
48 Atrophied thymus, a tumor reservoir for harboring melanoma cells Sizova, O., Kuriatnikov, D., Liu, Y., Su, D.-M. 2018 Molecular Cancer Research. 16(11), pp. 1652-1664
49 Tip110/SART3 regulates IL-8 expression and predicts the clinical outcomes in melanoma Timani, K.A., Gyorffy, B., Liu, Y., Mohammad, K.S., He, J.J. 2018 Molecular Cancer, 17(1), art. no. 124.
50 Prolonged increase in ser31 tyrosine hydroxylase phosphorylation in substantia nigra following cessation of chronic methamphetamine Salvatore, M.F., Nejtek, V.A., Khoshbouei, H. 2018 NeuroToxicology, 67, pp. 121-128.
51 Food choice priorities change over time and predict dietary intake at the end of the first year of college among students in the U.S Vilaro, M.J., Colby, S.E., Riggsbee, K., (…), Sowers, M., Mathews, A.E. 2018 Nutrients, 10(9), art. no. 1296.
52 Intrapartum Fetal Heart Rate Tracing Among Small-for-Gestational Age Compared With Appropriate-for-Gestational-Age Neonates Chauhan, S.P., Weiner, S.J., Saade, G.R., (…), Sorokin, Y., Caritis, S.N. 2018 Obstetrics and gynecology, 132(4), pp. 1019-1025.
53 Models for predicting recurrence, complications, and health status in women after pelvic organ prolapse surgery Jelovsek, J.E., Chagin, K., Lukacz, E.S., (…), Meikle, S.F., Kattan, M.W. 2018 Obstetrics and Gynecology. 132(2), pp. 298-309
54 Treatment duration affects cytoprotective efficacy of positive allosteric modulation of α7 nAChRs after focal ischemia in rats Gaidhani, N., Uteshev, V.V. 2018 Pharmacological Research, 136, pp. 121-132.
55 Dopamine D3 receptor partial agonist LS-3-134 attenuates cocaine-motivated behaviors Powell, G.L., Bonadonna, J.P., Vannan, A., (…), Luedtke, R.R., Neisewander, J.L. 2018 Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior, 175, pp. 123-129.
56 Distinguishing genetically between the germlines of male monozygotic twins Krawczak, M., Budowle, B., Weber-Lehmann, J., Rolf, B. 2018 PLoS Genetics. 14(12),e1007756
57 CRISPR deletion of MIEN1 in breast cancer cells Van Treuren, T., Vishwanatha, J.K. 2018 PLoS ONE, 13(10), art. no. e0204976.
58 Microbial enrichment and gene functional categories revealed on the walls of a spent fuel pool of a nuclear power plant Silva, R., De Almeida, D.M., Cabral, B.C.A., (…), Budowle, B., Nassar, C.A.G. 2018 PLoS ONE, 13(10), art. no. e0205228.
59 The role of the built environment and private rooms for reducing central line-associated bloodstream infections O’Neill, L., Park, S.-H., Rosinia, F. 2018 PLoS ONE, 13(7), art. no. e0201002.
60 Signature molecules expressed differentially in a liver disease stage-specific manner by HIV-1 and hcv co-infection Whitmill, A., Kim, S., Rojas, V., (…), Singh, M., Park, I.-W. 2018 PLoS ONE, 13(8), art. no. e0202524.
61 Association between emergency physician self-reported empathy and patient satisfaction Wang, H., Kline, J.A., Jackson, B.E., (…), Arze, S.E., Zenarosa, N.R. 2018 PLoS ONE, 13(9), art. no. e0204113.
62 Perceived Social and Built Environment Correlates of Transportation and Recreation-Only Bicycling Among Adults Porter, A.K., Kohl, H.W., Pérez, A., (…), Pettee Gabriel, K., Salvo, D. 2018 Preventing chronic disease. 15, pp. E135
63 Factors associated with human papillomavirus (HPV) test acceptability in primary screening for cervical cancer: A mixed methods research synthesis Tatar, O., Thompson, E., Naz, A., (…), Daley, E., Rosberger, Z. 2018 Preventive Medicine, 116, pp. 40-50.
64 Let-7i inhibition enhances progesterone-induced functional recovery in a mouse model of ischemia Nguyen, T., Su, C., Singh, M. 2018 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 115(41), pp. E9668-E9677.
65 Alcohol Motivations and Behaviors During Months Young Adults Experience Social Role Transitions: Microtransitions in Early Adulthood Patrick, M.E., Rhew, I.C., Lewis, M.A., (…), Schulenberg, J.E., Lee, C.M. 2018 Psychology of Addictive Behaviors. 32(8), pp. 895-903
66 Vive la résistance! The role of inspiratory resistance breathing on cerebral blood flow Rickards, C.A. 2018 Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology.  Article in Press
67 Successful management of early gastrogastric fistula using fully covered esophageal stent Jafri, S.A., Jay Roberts, D.O., Smith, A. 2018 Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases. 14(12), pp. 1911-1913
68 Genomics-guided discovery of a new and significantly better source of anticancer natural drug FK228 Liu, X., Xie, F., Doughty, L.B., (…), Liu, X., Cheng, Y.-Q. 2018 Synthetic and Systems Biotechnology. 3(4), pp. 268-274
69 Electronic cigarette explosion and burn injuries, US Emergency Departments 2015-2017 Rossheim, M.E., Livingston, M.D., Soule, E.K., Zeraye, H.A., Thombs, D.L. 2018 Tobacco Control. Article in Press
70 What’s the influence of social interactions on substance use and treatment initiation? A prospective analysis among substance-using probationers Spohr, S.A., Livingston, M.D., Taxman, F.S., Walters, S.T. 2019 Addictive Behaviors, 89, pp. 143-150.
71 Differential effects of protein kinase C-eta on apoptosis versus senescence Basu, A., Pal, D., Blaydes, R. 2019 Cellular Signalling. 55, pp. 1-7
72 Expanding beyond the current core STR loci: An exploration of 73 STR markers with increased diversity for enhanced DNA mixture deconvolution Novroski, N.M.M., Wendt, F.R., Woerner, A.E., (…), Coble, M., Budowle, B. 2019 Forensic Science International: Genetics. 38, pp. 121-129
73 Forensic human identification with targeted microbiome markers using nearest neighbor classification Woerner, A.E., Novroski, N.M.M., Wendt, F.R., (…), Schmedes, S.E., Budowle, B. 2019 Forensic Science International: Genetics. 38, pp. 130-139
74 Probabilistic genotyping software: An overview Coble, M.D., Bright, J.-A. 2019 Forensic Science International: Genetics. 38, pp. 219-224
75 Compound stutter in D2S1338 and D12S391 Woerner, A.E., King, J.L., Budowle, B. 2019 Forensic Science International: Genetics. 39, pp. 50-56
76 Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Developmental Coordination Disorder, and typical development differ in characteristics of dynamic postural control: A preliminary study Miller, H.L., Caçola, P.M., Sherrod, G.M., Patterson, R.M., Bugnariu, N.L. 2019 Gait and Posture, 67, pp. 9-11.
77 The shear complexity of insulin-stimulated vasodilatation Lalande, S., Romero, S.A. 2019 Journal of Physiology. 597(1), pp. 11
78 Basics on the use of acid-sensing ion channels’ inhibitors as therapeutics Dibas, J., Al-Saad, H., Dibas, A. 2019 Neural Regeneration Research. 14(3), pp. 395-398
79 Intracranial atherosclerotic disease Wang, Y., Meng, R., Liu, G., (…), Ji, X., Cao, G. 2019 Neurobiology of Disease. 124, pp. 118-132
80 Cannabinoid-like effects of five novel carboxamide synthetic cannabinoids Gatch, M.B., Forster, M.J. 2019 NeuroToxicology. 70, pp. 72-79
81 Daytime Compared With Nighttime Differences in Management and Outcomes of Postpartum Hemorrhage Yee, L.M., McGee, P., Bailit, J.L., (…), Blackwell, S.C., Tolosa, J.E. 2019 Obstetrics and gynecology. 133(1), pp. 155-162