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The glucocorticoid receptor is one of the most important therapeutic targets for the treatment of inflammatory disorders of the lung such as asthma. My laboratory investigates two aspects of glucocorticoid receptor signaling. First, we are studying the basic molecular mechanisms whereby glucocorticoids repress the expression of inflammatory genes in the airway. Second, we are investigating how various non-inflammatory genes that are regulated by glucocorticoids alter lung function. By defining new mechanisms of glucocorticoid action we ultimately seek to discover new targets for asthma therapeutics.
||University of Washington, MD, PhD
||Massachusetts Institute of Technology, BS, Mathematics
||University of California, San Francisco, Internal Medicine
||University of California, San Francisco, Pulmonary and Critical Care
American Thoracic Society
American Physiological Society
American Lung Association of Colorado
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Morrison-Nozik A, Anand P, Zhu H, Duan Q, Sabeh M, Prosdocimo DA, Lemieux ME, Nordsborg N, Russell AP, MacRae CA, Gerber AN, Jain MK, Haldar SM. Glucocorticoids enhance muscle endurance and ameliorate Duchenne muscular dystrophy through a defined metabolic program. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2015 Dec 8;112(49):E6780-9. Epub 2105 Nov 23.
Kadiyala V, Sasse SK, Altonsy MO, Berman R, Chu HW, Phang TL, Gerber AN. Cistrome-based Cooperation Between Airway Epithelial Glucocorticoid Receptor and NF-kB Orchestrates Anti-inflammatory Effects. J Biol Chem. 2016 Apr 13.
Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Colorado Denver
Graduate Faculty, Department of Pharmacology, University of Colorado Denver
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