Scholarly Activity Report: July 2014

Jul 15, 2014 / Scholarly Activity

Below is a sampling of faculty activity, including grants funded, publications, scholarly presentations, and honors or awards, for the second quarter of 2014.

Grants Funded | Publications | Presentations | Professional Recognitions/Awards

 


 Grants Funded

  • Das A, McDougle D, $52,000, American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship, Biochemical mechanism of CYP2J2 epoxygenase and interrogation of EET receptors.
  • Das A, $5,000, Manus Biosynthesis Boston, Engineering Plant Cytochrome P450s for Natural Product Biosynthesis.
  • Das A, Rouck J, $4,000, American Heart Association Summer Undergraduate Fellowship, Biochemical Mechanism of CYP2J2 Epoxygenase highly expressed in the heart.
  • Flaws J, $14,000, University of Illinois Research Board, Phthalate Exposures and Hot Flashes in Mid-life Women.
  • Landolfi JA and Terio KA,  $10,000.  American Association of Zoo Veterinarians.  Whole blood cytokine expression for diagnosis of tuberculosis in Asian elephants (Elephas maximus).
  • Miller G (PI), $14,980, University of Illinois Focal Grant. Emerging Issues and Research on Harmful Cyanobacterial Algal Blooms Impact on Populations and Ecosystems.
  • Miller G (Co-PI), $15,000, University of Illinois Focal Grant.  Illinois-Njala Global Health Partnership.
  • Rockwell K, Mitchell MA, Morris Animal Foundation Veterinary Student Scholarship, Characterizing the Role of the Protected Blanding’s Turtle (Emydoidea blandingii) in the Epidemiology of Leptospira spp., a Re-Emerging Pathogen.
  • Stern AW, $615, ASPCA. Postmortem examination of horses.

Publications

  • A mechanically-induced colon cancer cell population shows increased metastatic potential. Tang X, Kuhlenschmidt T, Li Q, Ali S, Lezmi S, Chen H, Alves M, Laegreid W, Saif T, Kuhlenschmidt M. Molecular Cancer, 2014 in press.
  • A neonatal piglet model for investigating brain and cognitive development in small for gestational age human infants. Radlowski E, Conrad M, Lezmi S, Dilger R, Sutton B, Larsen R, Johnson R. PLOS One. 2014. 17:e91951.
  • A piglet model for studying Candida albicans colonization of the human oro-gastrointestinal tract. Hoeflinger JL, Coleman DA, Oh S-H, Miller MJ, Hoyer LL. FEMS Microbiol Lett. 2014.  doi: 10.1111/1574-6968.12500. [Epub ahead of print].
  • A potentially functional variant in the serotonin transporter gene is associated with pre-menopausal hot flashes, Montasser ME, Ziv-Gal A, Brown JP, Flaws JA, Merchenthaler I. Menopause, 2014 (in press).
  • BdlA, DipA and Induced Dispersion Contribute to Acute Virulence and Chronic Persistence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Li Y, Petrova OE, Su S, Lau GW, Panmanee W, Na R, Hassett DJ, Davies DG, Sauer K. 2014 PLoS Pathog 10:e1004168.
  • Biogenesis of non-structural protein 1 (nsp1) and nsp1-mediated type I interferon modulation in Arteriviruses. Han M, Kim CY, Rowland RR, Fang Y, Kim D, Yoo D. Virology. 2014. 458-469:136-150.
  • Bisphenol A and Reproductive Health: Update of Experimental and Human Evidence, Peretz J, Vrooman L, Ricke WA, Hunt PA, Ehrlich S, Hauser R, Padmanabhan V, Taylor H, Swan SH, VandeVoort C, Flaws JA.  Environmental Health Perspectives, 2014 (in press).
  • CHD5 is required for spermiogenesis and chromatin condensation, Zhuang T, Hess RA, Kolla V, Higashi M, Raabe TD, Brodeur GM. Mech Dev. 2014, 131: 35-46.
  • Cpro of FMDV antagonizes IFN signaling pathway by blocking STAT1/STAT2 nuclear translocation. Du Y, Bi J, Liu J, Liu X, Wu X, Jiang P, Yoo D, Zhang Y, Wu J, Wan R, Zhao X, Guo L, Sun W, Cong X, Chen L, Wang J. J. Virol. 2014. 88:4908-4920.
  • Daily exposure to di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate alters estrous cyclicity and accelerates primordial follicle recruitment potentially via dysregulation of the phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase signaling pathway in adult mice, Hannon PR, Peretz JR, Flaws JA, Biology of Reproduction, 2014 (in press).
  • Dermatophilus congolensis in a feral cat. Barger AM, Weedon GR, Maddox CW, Galloway KA. J Feline Med Surg. 2014 February 4. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:24496323[PubMed – as supplied by publisher].
  • Differences in immune cell function between tuberculosis positive and negative Asian elephants. Landolfi JA, Miller M, Maddox C, Zuckermann F, Langan JN, Terio KA. Tuberculosis (Edinb). 2014 Jul;94(4):374-82. doi: 10.1016/j.tube.2014.03.001. Epub 2014 Apr 4. PMID:24836563[PubMed – in process].
  • Effect of spiramycin and tulathromycin on abomasal emptying rate in milk-fed calves. Rashnavadi M, Nouri M, Hajikolaei MRH, Najafzadeh H, Constable PD.  Can J Vet Res. 2014;78:61-67.
  • Effects of omeprazole and pantoprazole on immunoglobulin G absorption in the newborn calves. Shirazi MR, Nouri M, Abadi MGN, Constable PD. Comp Clin Pathol. 2014;23:33-37.
  • Effects of sevoflurane anesthesia on righting reflex and hemolymph gas analysis variables for Chilean rose tarantulas (Grammostola rosea). Zachariah TT, Mitchell MA, Watson MK, Clark-Price SC, McMichael MA. Am J Vet Res. 2014 Jun;75(6):521-6. doi: 10.2460/ajvr.75.6.521.
  • Effects of ultraviolet radiation produced from artificial lights on serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentration in captive domestic rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculi). Emerson JA, Whittington JK, Allender MC, Mitchell MA. Am J Vet Res. 2014 Apr;75(4):380-4. doi: 10.2460/ajvr.75.4.380.
  • Efficacy of oral potassium chloride administration in treating lactating dairy cows with experimentally induced hypokalemia, hypochloremia, and alkalemia. Constable PD, Hiew MWH, Tinkler S, Townsend J. J Dairy Sci. 2014;97(3):1413-1426.
  • Electron transfer kinetics of CPR-CYP interactions in membrane bilayers. Meling D and Das A. J Inorg Biochem. 2014. Accepted with Rev.
  • Equine arterivirus does not induce interferon production in equine endothelial cells: Identification of non-structural protein 1 as a main interferon antagonist. Go YY, Li Y, Chen Z, Han M, Yoo D, Fang Y, Balasuriya U.  Bio Med Res Intl. 2014. Article ID 420658, 13 pages. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/420658.
  • Genistein exposure during the early postnatal period favors the development of obesity in female, but not male rats. Strakovsky RSLezmi SFlaws JASchantz SLPan YXHelferich WG. Toxicol Sci. 2014. 138(1):161-74.
  • Intra- and inter-individual variability in plasma bicarbonate concentrations in sedentary horses. Bergstrom BE, Foreman JH, Foreman CR. Comparative Exercise Physiology 2014;10:39-47.
  • In uterobisphenol A exposure disrupts germ cell nest breakdown and reduces fertility with age in the mouse, Wang W, Hafner K, Flaws JA, Toxicol Appl Pharmacol. 2014. 276:157-64.
  • In vitro evaluation of three intravenous fluid line warmers. Lee RA, Towle Millard HA, Weil AB, Lantz G, Constable PD, Lescun TB, Weng HY. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2014;244:1423-1428.
  • Osteosarcoma following Tibial plateau levelling osteotomy in 29 dogs: A Veterinary Society of Surgical Oncology retrospective case series.Selmic L, Ryan SD, Boston S, Liptak J, Culp WTN, Sartor A, Prpich C, Withrow SJ.  J Am Vet Med Assoc, 244 (9): 1053-1059.
  • Pamidronate Disodium for Palliative Therapy of Feline Bone-Invasive Tumors.  Wypij JM and Heller DA.  Veterinary Medicine International, vol. 2014, Article ID 675172, 8 pages, 2014. doi:10.1155/2014/675172.
  • Perturbation of pulmonary immune functions by carbon nanotubes and susceptibility to microbial infection. Walling BE, Lau GW. 2014. J Microbiol 52:227-34.
  • The peptide-binding cavity is essential for Als3-mediated adhesion of Candida albicans to human cells. Lin J, Oh S-H, Jones R, Garnett JA, Salgado PS, Rusnakova S, Matthews SJ, Hoyer LL, Cota E. J Biol Chem. 2014. pii: jbc.M114.547877. [Epub ahead of print].
  • Type IV pilus of Pseudomonas aeruginosa confers resistance to antimicrobial activities of the pulmonary surfactant protein-A. Tan RM, Kuang Z, Hao Y, Lau GW. 2014. J Innate Immun 6:227-39.
  • Veterinary aspects of training event horses. Foreman JH. In: KW Hinchcliff, AJ Kaneps, RJ Geor (eds). Equine Sports Medicine and Surgery, 2nd edition, 2014;1057-1070.
  • Veterinary aspects of training dressage horses. Van Erck-Westergren E, Foreman JH. In: KW Hinchcliff, AJ Kaneps, RJ Geor (eds). Equine Sports Medicine and Surgery, 2nd edition, 2014;1071-1081.

 

Presentations

  • Constable PD, Accuracy of a point-of-care lactate analyzer for measuring blood and plasma L-lactate concentrations in exercising standardbreds, 9th International Conference on Equine Exercise Physiology, Chester, England, June 2014.
  • Constable PD, Experimental determination of the apparent value for the first dissociation constant (pK1´) of the plasma carbonic acid-bicarbonate buffer system in 115 trained Standardbreds, 9th International Conference on Equine Exercise Physiology, Chester, England, June 2014.
  • Das A, Elucidating the mechanism of endocannabinoid metabolism by CYP2J2 epoxygenase in nanodiscs, 2014 Lipid Maps Meeting, Lightning Talk, San Diego, Calif., May 13, 2014. Invited presentation.
  • Das A, Engineering plant P450 to manipulate drug synthesis, 2014 Manus Biosynthesis, Division of Protein Engineering, Boston, Mass., March 2014.  Invited presentation.
  • Das A, Colorimetric Detection of Substrate Binding to Cytochome P450 with Plasmonic Nano Lycurgus Cup Array, 2014 Biomedical Engineering Society Conference, San Antonio, Texas, October 22.  Poster presentation.
  • Das A, Elucidating the molecular interactions of dietary lipids and endocannabinoid with CYP2J2 epoxygenase-Nanodiscs, 15th International Winter Eicosanoid Conference, March 9-12, 2014, Baltimore, Md. Poster presentation.
  • Driskell E, Models for Influenza A Virus Pathogenesis: Examining Host Range Restriction, Transmission, and Virulence, Masters in Medical Biotechnology Program Series, April 23, 2014, College of Medicine at Rockford, University of Illinois. Invited lecture.
  • Eckstrum K, Brannick K, Wang W, Flaws JA, Raetzman L, Pituitary proliferation is affected by bisphenol A exposure, but recovers upon its removal, Society of Toxicology, March 2014, Phoenix, Ariz.  Poster.
  • Firkins LD, Accounting and Loyalty. Total Leadership Experience Conference, May 9, 2014. Carthage, Ill..
  • Firkins LD, Transitioning Employees to Team Members, 76th Annual Conference for Veterinarians, June 3, 2014. Manhattan, Kan.
  • Firkins LD, The Culture of Collaboration, 76th Annual Conference for Veterinarians, June 3, 2014. Manhattan, Kan.
  • Firkins LD, Enriching Your Personal Finances, 76th Annual Conference for Veterinarians, June 3, 2014. Manhattan, Kan.
  • Firkins LD, Developing Your Business Strategy, 76th Annual Conference for Veterinarians, June 3, 2014. Manhattan, Kan.
  • Firkins LD, Implementing Your Business Strategy, 76th Annual Conference for Veterinarians, June 3, 2014. Manhattan, Kan.
  • Firkins LD, Transitioning Employees to Team Members. 2014 Beef Summit, Production Animal Consultation, June 25, 2014, Oberlin, Kan.
  • Firkins LD, Developing Human Capital, North Platte Livestock Feeders Conference, June 26, 2014, North Platte, Neb.
  • Flaws JA, Effect of Bisphenol A on the Ovary, Department of Comparative Biosciences, University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign, March 2014. Invited Presentation
  • Flaws JA, Obesity and Reproductive Outcomes, Obesity Across the Lifespan Research Symposium, University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign, May 2014. Invited Presentation.
  • Flaws JA, Environmental Chemical Exposures and Reproductive Outcomes, Shackman Memorial Lecture, Johns Hopkins Medical School, Baltimore, Md., May 2014. Invited Presentation.
  • Flaws JA, Effect of Environmental Chemicals on the Ovary, University of Illinois-Chicago, March 2014. Invited Presentation.
  • Foreman JF, Efficacy of phenylbutazone versus firocoxib in experimental lameness in horses, 9th International Conference on Equine Exercise Physiology, Chester, England, June 11, 2014.
  • Foreman JF, “Positive” plasma tCO2 tests in racehorses in New York, Maine, and California result from day-to-day instrument variability,9th International Conference on Equine Exercise Physiology, Chester, England, June 12, 2014.
  • Garrett LD, Dealing with High Maintenance Clients (2 hour workshop), American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Conference, June 2014, Nashville, Tenn.
  • Garrett LD, Clinical Cancer Case Conundrums (2 hour workshop), American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Conference, June 2014,  Nashville, Tenn.
  • Garrett LD, Selmic L, Kamerer RL, Fan TM, Accelerated radiation therapy and zoledronate for the treatment of canine osteosarcoma, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Conference, June 2014,  Nashville, Tenn.
  • Han M, Kim C, Rowland RR, Fang Y, Kim D, Yoo D, Molecular basis for non-structural protein 1-mediated type I interferon modulation in arteriviruses, XIIIth International Nidovirus Symposium. 2014. June 1-6. Salamanca, Spain.
  • Han M, Yoo D, The SAP-like domain in nsp1β protein of PRRSV and its role for IFN regulation. XIIIth International Nidovirus Symposium. June 1-6, 2014, Salamanca, Spain.
  • Hannon PR, Flaws JA, Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate may accelerate early ovarian folliculogenesis by increasing pAKT levels in the ovary, Society of Toxicolog, March 2014, Phoenix, Ariz. Poster.
  • Kim C, Han M, Yoo D, Genetic characterization of a field strain of the lactate dehydrogenase-elevating virus and comparative analysis with other arteriviruses, XIIIth International Nidovirus Symposium, June 1-6, 2014, Salamanca, Spain.
  • Lau GW, Inactivation of SP-A-mediated pulmonary innate immune functions by Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Asia Congress, June 10-11, 2014, Singapore. Invited speaker.
  • Mitchell MA, Keynote speaker at AVA Combined Exotics and Avian Conference, April 22-25, 2014, Cairns, Australia.
  • Morin D, Foreman JH, McNeil L, Hoien-Dalen P, Aldridge R, Coordination and Management of Large Team-Taught Courses in the Illinois Veterinary Curriculum, 2014 Veterinary Educator Collaborative Symposium, June 13-14, 2014, Ames, Iowa.
  • Peretz J, Flaws JA, Genistein exposure inhibits growth and alters steroidogenesis in adult mouse antral follicles, Society of Toxicology. March 2014, Phoenix, Ariz.  Poster.
  • Ramirez C, Selmic L, French D, Lowe J, Morin D, Aldridge B, Effects of Early Clinical Experience with Production Animals on the Perspectives of First Year Veterinary Students, 2014 Veterinary Educator Collaborative Symposium, June 13-14, 2014, Ames, Iowa.
  • Selmic L, Scalpels and more: the armory for treatment of head tumors, Eastern Illinois Veterinary Medical Association, June 5, 2014.
  • Selmic L, Wound management case studies, Central Indiana Veterinary Medical Association, June 30, 2014.
  • Stern AW, Veterinary Forensic Investigations, American College of Forensic Examiners Institute Executive Summit, May 7-9, 2014, Tuscon Ariz.
  • Stern AW, Utilization of Histology in Forensic Investigations of Man and Animal, Illinois Society for Histotechnologists Spring Symposium, May 15-16, 2014, Normal Ill.
  • Stern AW, Examination of Sexually Abused Animals, International Veterinary Forensic Science Association Annual Meeting, May 21-23, 2014, Orlando Fla.
  • Terio KA and McAloose D, Dogs, Cats and Distemper: Impact and importance of CDV in conservation, Association of Zoos and Aquariums Felid Taxon Advisory Group Annual Meeting, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute. 2014.
  • Terio KA, When “positive” may not mean positive: Interpreting test results for informed disease management,  Association of Zoos and Aquariums Felid Taxon Advisory Group Annual Meeting, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, 2014.
  • Yoo D, Innate immune modulation and evasion strategy of PRRS virus. First International Symposium on Vaccines Against Antigenetically Variable Viruses, June 18-20, 2014, Ames, Iowa. Invited lecture.
  • Ziv-Gal A, Wang W, Zhou C, Flaws JA,  In utero BPA exposure may cause transgenerational reproductive effects in mice, Society of Toxicology, March 2014, Phoenix, Ariz. Poster.

Professional Recognitions/Awards

  • Das A, 2014, Lightning Talk LIPID MAPS Meeting (5 chosen from submitted abstracts).
  • Das A, 2014, NIEHS funded meritorious abstract award for International Winter Eicosanoid Conference (5 chosen from submitted abstract).
  • Flaws JA, March 2014, Inducted as Fellow of the Academy of Toxicological Sciences (ATS), Society of Toxicology
  • Foreman JH, Named to a 12-year term as a full member of the International Committee of the International Conference on Equine Exercise Physiology with the 10th quadrennial meeting to be held in Victoria, Australia in 2016.
  • Hess RA, April 2014, Elected Treasurer, American Society of Andrology.
  • Lau GW, March 2014, Review Panel Committee Member, American Lung Association, Senior Research Fellowship Applications.