Recent Publications from the Department of Clinical & Translational Science:

Peer-Reviewed Published Manuscripts, Articles, Book Chapters (2016):



Immunobiological factors aggravating the fatty infiltration on tendons and muscles in rotator cuff lesions.

Thankam FG, Dilisio MF, Agrawal DK.

Mol Cell Biochem. 2016 May 9. [Epub ahead of print] Review.


PMID: 27160936


Dendritic Cells Expressing Triggering Receptor Expressed on Myeloid Cells-1 Correlate with Plaque Stability in Symptomatic and Asymptomatic Patients with Carotid Stenosis.

Rai V, Rao VH, Shao Z, Agrawal DK.

PLoS One. 2016 May 5;11(5):e0154802. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0154802. eCollection 2016.


PMID: 27148736


Pain transduction: a pharmacologic perspective.

McEntire DM, Kirkpatrick DR, Dueck NP, Kerfeld MJ, Smith TA, Nelson TJ, Reisbig MD, Agrawal DK.

Expert Rev Clin Pharmacol. 2016 May 23:1-12. [Epub ahead of print]


PMID: 27137678


Phosphatases and kinases regulating CDC25 activity in the cell cycle: clinical implications of CDC25 overexpression and potential treatment strategies.

Sur S, Agrawal DK.

Mol Cell Biochem. 2016 May;416(1-2):33-46. doi: 10.1007/s11010-016-2693-2. Epub 2016 Apr 2. Review.


PMID: 27038604


Tumor necrosis factor-? regulates triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells-1-dependent matrix metalloproteinases in the carotid plaques of symptomatic patients with carotid stenosis.

Rao VH, Rai V, Stoupa S, Subramanian S, Agrawal DK.

Atherosclerosis. 2016 May;248:160-9. doi: 10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2016.03.021. Epub 2016 Mar 19.


PMID: 27017522


Vitamin D in atopic dermatitis, chronic urticaria and allergic contact dermatitis.

Quirk SK, Rainwater E, Shure AK, Agrawal DK.

Expert Rev Clin Immunol. 2016 Apr 14:1-9. [Epub ahead of print]


PMID: 27014952


Key transcription factors in the differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells.

Almalki SG, Agrawal DK.

Differentiation. 2016 Mar 21. pii: S0301-4681(15)30098-0. doi: 10.1016/j.diff.2016.02.005. [Epub ahead of print] Review.


PMID: 27012163


Role of geospatial technology in identifying natural habitat of malarial vectors in South Andaman, India.

Shankar S; Dharanirajan, Agrawal DK; Narshimulu.

J Vector Borne Dis. 2016 Jan-Mar;53(1):54-62.


PMID: 27004579


Immunopathogenesis and therapeutic approaches in pediatric celiac disease.

Agarwal S, Kovilam O, Zach TL, Agrawal DK.

Expert Rev Clin Immunol. 2016 Apr 1:1-13. [Epub ahead of print]


PMID: 26999328


Mesenchymal stem cells and cutaneous wound healing: novel methods to increase cell delivery and therapeutic efficacy.

Lee DE, Ayoub N, Agrawal DK.

Stem Cell Res Ther. 2016 Mar 9;7:37. doi: 10.1186/s13287-016-0303-6.




Vitamin D Supplementation Reduces Induction of Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition in Allergen Sensitized and Challenged Mice.

Fischer KD, Hall SC, Agrawal DK.

PLoS One. 2016 Feb 12;11(2):e0149180. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0149180. eCollection 2016.


PMID: 26872336


Increased Expression of Phosphorylated Polo-Like Kinase 1 and Histone in Bypass Vein Graft and Coronary Arteries following Angioplasty.

Sur S, Swier VJ, Radwan MM, Agrawal DK.

PLoS One. 2016 Jan 28;11(1):e0147937. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0147937. eCollection 2016.


PMID: 26820885


Immunological basis for treatment of graft versus host disease after liver transplant.

Rai V, Dietz NE, Agrawal DK.


Expert Rev Clin Immunol. 2016 May;12(5):583-93. doi: 10.1586/1744666X.2016.1145056. Epub 2016 Feb 24.


PMID: 26795873


Toll-like receptors, triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells family members and receptor for advanced glycation end-products in allergic airway inflammation.

Hall SC, Agrawal DK.

Expert Rev Respir Med. 2016 Feb;10(2):171-84. doi: 10.1586/17476348.2016.1133303. Epub 2016 Jan 20.




Peer-Reviewed Published Manuscripts, Articles, Book Chapters (2015):



Background differences in baseline and stimulated MMP levels influence abdominal aortic aneurysm susceptibility.

Dale MA, Suh MK, Zhao S, Meisinger T, Gu L, Swier VJ, Agrawal DK, Greiner TC, Carson JS, Baxter BT, Xiong W.

Atherosclerosis. 2015 Dec;243(2):621-9. doi: 10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2015.10.006. Epub 2015 Oct 8.


PMID: 26546710


Immunological basis in the pathogenesis of intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy.

Larson SP, Kovilam O, Agrawal DK.

Expert Rev Clin Immunol. 2016;12(1):39-48. doi: 10.1586/1744666X.2016.1101344. Epub 2015 Oct 15.


PMID: 26469633


FOXO1 Mediates Vitamin D Deficiency-Induced Insulin Resistance in Skeletal Muscle.

Chen S, Villalta SA, Agrawal DK.

J Bone Miner Res. 2016 Mar;31(3):585-95. doi: 10.1002/jbmr.2729. Epub 2015 Nov 9.


PMID: 26462119


Vitamin D deficiency and essential hypertension.

Chen S, Sun Y, Agrawal DK.

J Am Soc Hypertens. 2015 Nov;9(11):885-901. doi: 10.1016/j.jash.2015.08.009. Epub 2015 Aug 21. Review.


PMID: 26419755


Coronary Injury Score Correlates with Proliferating Cells and Alpha-Smooth Muscle Actin Expression in Stented Porcine Coronary Arteries.

Swier VJ, Tang L, Krueger KD, Radwan MM, Del Core MG, Agrawal DK.

PLoS One. 2015 Sep 18;10(9):e0138539. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0138539. eCollection 2015.


PMID: 26382957


Vitamin D Protects Against Atherosclerosis via Regulation of Cholesterol Efflux and Macrophage Polarization in Hypercholesterolemic Swine.

Yin K, You Y, Swier V, Tang L, Radwan MM, Pandya AN, Agrawal DK.

Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2015 Nov;35(11):2432-42. doi: 10.1161/ATVBAHA.115.306132. Epub 2015 Sep 17.


PMID: 26381871


Arterial Catheterization and Infection: Toll-like Receptors in Defense against Microorganisms and Therapeutic Implications.

Hambsch ZJ, Kerfeld MJ, Kirkpatrick DR, McEntire DM, Reisbig MD, Youngblood CF, Agrawal DK.

Clin Transl Sci. 2015 Dec;8(6):857-70. doi: 10.1111/cts.12320. Epub 2015 Aug 14. Review.


PMID: 26271949


The role of high cholesterol-high fructose diet on coronary arteriosclerosis.

Swier VJ, Tang L, Radwan MM, Hunter WJ 3rd, Agrawal DK.

Histol Histopathol. 2016 Feb;31(2):167-76. doi: 10.14670/HH-11-652. Epub 2015 Aug 11.


PMID: 26260796


Blockade of Ets-1 attenuates epidermal growth factor-dependent collagen loss in human carotid plaque smooth muscle cells.

Rao VH, Rai V, Stoupa S, Agrawal DK.

Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2015 Sep 15;309(6):H1075-86. doi: 10.1152/ajpheart.00378.2015. Epub 2015 Aug 7.


PMID: 26254334


Animal Models of Barrett's Esophagus and Esophageal Adenocarcinoma-Past, Present, and Future.

Kapoor H, Lohani KR, Lee TH, Agrawal DK, Mittal SK.

Clin Transl Sci. 2015 Dec;8(6):841-7. doi: 10.1111/cts.12304. Epub 2015 Jul 27. Review.


PMID: 26211420


Triggering Receptor Expressed on Myeloid Cells in Cutaneous Melanoma.

Nguyen AH, Koenck C, Quirk SK, Lim VM, Mitkov MV, Trowbridge RM, Hunter WJ 3rd, Agrawal DK.

Clin Transl Sci. 2015 Oct;8(5):441-4. doi: 10.1111/cts.12308. Epub 2015 Jul 16.


PMID: 26184544


High-mobility Group Box Protein-1, Matrix Metalloproteinases, and Vitamin D in Keloids and Hypertrophic Scars.

Lee DE, Trowbridge RM, Ayoub NT, Agrawal DK.

Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2015 Jul 8;3(6):e425. doi: 10.1097/GOX.0000000000000391. eCollection 2015 Jun. Review.


PMID: 26180726


Immune-mediated adverse events of anticytotoxic T lymphocyte-associated antigen 4 antibody therapy in metastatic melanoma.

Quirk SK, Shure AK, Agrawal DK.

Transl Res. 2015 Nov;166(5):412-24. doi: 10.1016/j.trsl.2015.06.005. Epub 2015 Jun 11. Review.


PMID: 26118951


Atherogenic Cytokines Regulate VEGF-A-Induced Differentiation of Bone Marrow-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells into Endothelial Cells.

Ikhapoh IA, Pelham CJ, Agrawal DK.

Stem Cells Int. 2015;2015:498328. doi: 10.1155/2015/498328. Epub 2015 May 28.


PMID: 26106428


Immunomodulatory role of vitamin D in the pathogenesis of preeclampsia.

Smith TA, Kirkpatrick DR, Kovilam O, Agrawal DK.

Expert Rev Clin Immunol. 2015;11(9):1055-63. doi: 10.1586/1744666X.2015.1056780. Epub 2015 Jun 22.


PMID: 26098965


Down-regulation of hsa-miR-1264 contributes to DNMT1-mediated silencing of SOCS3.

Boosani CS, Dhar K, Agrawal DK.

Mol Biol Rep. 2015 Sep;42(9):1365-76. doi: 10.1007/s11033-015-3882-x.


PMID: 26047583


Therapeutic Basis of Clinical Pain Modulation.

Kirkpatrick DR, McEntire DM, Hambsch ZJ, Kerfeld MJ, Smith TA, Reisbig MD, Youngblood CF, Agrawal DK.

Clin Transl Sci. 2015 Dec;8(6):848-56. doi: 10.1111/cts.12282. Epub 2015 May 11. Review.


PMID: 25962969


Chronic inflammation and cancer: emerging roles of triggering receptors expressed on myeloid cells.

Nguyen AH, Berim IG, Agrawal DK.

Expert Rev Clin Immunol. 2015;11(7):849-57. doi: 10.1586/1744666X.2015.1043893. Epub 2015 May 8. Review.


PMID: 25954917


Diagnostic value of tumor antigens in malignant pleural effusion: a meta-analysis.

Nguyen AH, Miller EJ, Wichman CS, Berim IG, Agrawal DK.

Transl Res. 2015 Nov;166(5):432-9. doi: 10.1016/j.trsl.2015.04.006. Epub 2015 Apr 16.


PMID: 25953662


Sry-type HMG box 18 contributes to the differentiation of bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells to endothelial cells.

Ikhapoh IA, Pelham CJ, Agrawal DK.

Differentiation. 2015 Mar-Apr;89(3-4):87-96. doi: 10.1016/j.diff.2015.03.003. Epub 2015 Apr 23.