September 2023 Publications

September 29, 2023

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BATON ROUGE – The following are recent publications by the researchers at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center. 

September 1, 2023

The problem with repurposing genetically modified organisms.
Kesterson R, Floyd E.
Lab Anim (NY)
24-h movement behaviors and the perinatal period.
Kracht CL, Redman LM.
Int J Obes (Lond)
An examination of the relationships between the neighborhood social environment, adiposity, and cardiometabolic disease risk in adolescence: a cross-sectional study.
Denstel KD, Beyl RA, Danos DM, Kepper MM, Staiano AE, Theall KT, Tseng TS, Broyles ST.
BMC Public Health

Parental Perceptions and Concerns Related to the Consequences of Pediatric Obesity: Feeling or Real Problem?
Puma A, Pecoraro L, Salvottini C, Carbonare LD, Piacentini G, Pietrobelli A.
Endocr Metab Immune Disord Drug Targets

Temporal Changes in Energy-Balance Behaviors and Home Factors in Adolescents with Normal Weight and Those with Overweight or Obesity.
Chen S, Kracht CL, Beyl RA, Staiano AE
Int J Phys Act Health.

Reduced postabsorptive interoception of nutrients in obesity: cause or consequence?
Berthoud HR.
Am J Clin Nutr

Guidelines for parenteral nutrition in preterm infants: The American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition.
Robinson DT, Calkins KL, Chen Y, Cober MP, Falciglia GH, Church DD, Mey J, McKeever L, Sentongo T.
JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr.

September 4, 2023

Omics-driven investigation of the biology underlying intrinsic submaximal working capacity and its trainability.
Hota M, Barber JL, Ruiz-Ramie JJ, Schwartz CS, Lam DTUH, Rao P, Mi MY, Katz DH, Robbins J, Clish CB, Gerszten RE, Sarzynski MA, Ghosh S, Bouchard C
Physiol Genomics

September 5, 2023

GamerFit-ASD beta test: adapting an evidence-based exergaming and telehealth coaching intervention for autistic youth.
Hatfield DP, Must A, Kennedy W, Staiano AE, Slavet J, Sabelli RA, Curtin C, Bandini LG, Nauta P, Stuetzle C, Bowling AB.
Front Pediatr.

Protein-metabolite association studies identify novel proteomic determinants of metabolite levels in human plasma.
Benson MD, Eisman AS, Tahir UA, Katz DH, Deng S, Ngo D, Robbins JM, Hofmann A, Shi X, Zheng S, Keyes M, Yu Z, Gao Y, Farrell L, Shen D, Chen ZZ, Cruz DE, Sims M, Correa A, Tracy RP, Durda P, Taylor KD, Liu Y, Johnson WC, Guo X, Yao J, Chen YI, Manichaikul AW, Jain D, Yang Q; NHLBI Trans-Omics for Precision Medicine (TOPMed) Consortium; Bouchard C, Sarzynski MA, Rich SS, Rotter JI, Wang TJ, Wilson JG, Clish CB, Sarkar IN, Natarajan P, Gerszten RE.
Cell Metab

September 6, 2023

Temporal Changes in Energy-Balance Behaviors and Home Factors in Adolescents with Normal Weight and Those with Overweight or Obesity
Chen S, Kracht L., Beyl RA, Staiano AE
Int J Phys Act Health 

September 7, 2023

Soluble RAGE and skeletal muscle tissue RAGE expression profiles in lean and obese young adults across differential aerobic exercise intensities.
Miranda ER, Mey JT, Blackburn BK, Chaves AB, Fuller KNZ, Perkins RK, Ludlow AT, Haus JM.
J Appl Physiol

September 8, 2023

A simple 100% normobaric oxygen treatment can substantially enhance sequence learning processes. Wang Z, Spielmann G, Johannsen N, Greenway F, Irving BA, Dalecki M.
Behav Brain Res 

September 9, 2023

Painted playgrounds for preschoolers' physical activity and fundamental motor skill improvement: a randomized controlled pilot trial of effectiveness.
Webster EK, Kepper MM, Saha S, Beyl RA, Kracht CL, Romain JS, Staiano AE.
BMC Pediatr.

Comment on: Glycemic variability and hypoglycemia before and after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy-a cohort study of females without diabetes.
Albaugh VL.
Surg Obes Relat Dis.
Comment on: Short-term cardiovascular events after bariatric surgery in patients with metabolic syndrome.
Albaugh VL.
Surg Obes Relat Dis.
A simple 100% normobaric oxygen treatment can substantially enhance sequence learning processes. Wang Z, Spielmann G, Johannsen N, Greenway F, Irving BA, Dalecki M.
Behav Brain Res.

September 11, 2023

Effects of ketone bodies on energy expenditure, substrate utilization, and energy intake in humans.
Fernández-Verdejo R, Mey JT, Ravussin E.
J Lipid Res

Development and validation of an accurate smartphone application for measuring waist-to-hip circumference ratio.
Choudhary S, Iyer G, Smith BM, Li J, Sippel M, Criminisi A, Heymsfield SB.
NPJ Digit Med.

September 12, 2023

"Weight loss is my goal and being healthy is my goal… I can get over the hot flashes": a qualitative exploration of menopausal transition experiences and preferences for weight management among White women.
Kracht CL, St Romain J, Hardee JC, Santoro N, Redman LM, Marlatt KL.

September 13, 2023

The relationship in early childhood body composition and physical activity levels regarding fundamental motor skill development.
Spring KE, Carroll AV, Wadsworth DD.
BMC Pediatr.

Adipocyte STAT5 (signal transducer and activator of transcription 5) is not required for glucocorticoid-induced metabolic dysfunction.
Harvey I, Richard AJ, Mendoza TM, Stephens JM.
Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab

September 14, 2023

Multimodal Imaging of Pancreatic Cancer Microenvironment in Response to an Antiglycolytic Drug.
Sheikh E, Agrawal K, Roy S, Burk D, Donnarumma F, Ko YH, Guttula PK, Biswal NC, Shukla HD, Gartia MR.
Adv Healthc Mater 

Lifestyle-Based Obesity Care.
Ryan DH.
Gastroenterol Clin North Am.

September 16, 2023

Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty and its role in the treatment of obesity: a systematic review.
Docimo S Jr, Aylward L, Albaugh VL, Afaneh C, El Djouzi S, Ali M, Altieri MS, Carter J; American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Clinical Issues Committee.
Surg Obes Relat Dis.

September 17, 2023

CRISPR-Screen Identifies CEBPB as Contributor to Dyskeratosis Congenita Fibroblast Senescence Via Augmented Inflammatory Gene Response.
Westin ER, Khodadadi-Jamayran A, Pham LK, Tung ML, Goldman FD.
G3 (Bethesda)

September 18, 2023

Recommendations From the 2023 International Evidence-based Guideline for the Assessment and Management of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.
Teede HJ, Tay CT, Laven JJE, Dokras A, Moran LJ, Piltonen TT, Costello MF, Boivin J, Redman LM, Boyle JA, Norman RJ, Mousa A, Joham AE.
J Clin Endocrinol Metab.

September 19, 2023

Greater male variability in daily energy expenditure develops through puberty.
Halsey LG, Careau V, Ainslie PN, Alemán-Mateo H, Andersen LF, Anderson LJ, Arab L, Baddou I, Bandini L, Bedu-Addo K, Blaak EE, Blanc S, Bonomi AG, Bouten CVC, Bovet P, Brage S, Buchowski MS, Butte N, Camps SG, Casper R, Close GL, Colbert LH, Cooper JA, Cooper R, Dabare P, Das SK, Davies PSW, Deb S, Nyström CD, Dietz W, Dugas LR, Eaton S, Ekelund U, Hamdouchi AE, Entringer S, Forrester T, Fudge BW, Gillingham M, Goris AH, Gurven M, Haisma H, Hambly C, Hoffman D, Hoos MB, Hu S, Joonas N, Joosen A, Katzmarzyk P, Kempen KP, Kimura M, Kraus WE, Kriengsinyos W, Kuriyan R, Kushner RF, Lambert EV, Lanerolle P, Larsson CL, Lessan N, Löf M, Martin C, Matsiko E, Meijer GA, Morehen JC, Morton JP, Must A, Neuheuser M, Nicklas TA, Ojiambo RM, Pietilainen KH, Pitsiladis YP, Plange-Rhule J, Plasqui G, Prentice RL, Rabinovich R, Racette SB, Raichen DA, Ravussin E, Redman L, Reilly JJ, Reynolds R, Roberts S, Rood JC, Samaranayake D, Sardinha LB, Scuitt AJ, Silva AM, Sinha S, Sjödin AM, Stice E, Stunkard A, Urlacher SS, Valencia ME, Valenti G, van Etten LM, Van Mil EA, Verbunt JA, Wells JCK, Wilson G, Wood B, Yoshida T, Zhang X, Murphy-Alford A, Loechl C, Luke A, Pontzer H, Rood J, Sagayama H, Westerterp KR, Wong WW, Yamada Y, Speakman JR
Biol Lett.

September 20, 2023

Weight-independent effects of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery on remission of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in mice.
Axelrod CL, Langohr I, Dantas WS, Heintz EC, Vandanmagsar B, Yang S, Zunica ERM, Townsend RL, Albaugh VL, Berthoud HR, Kirwan JP
Obesity (Silver Spring)

September 21, 2023

Effect of Moderate Versus Vigorous Exercise Intensity on Body Composition in Young Untrained Adults: The Activating Brown Adipose Tissue Through Exercise (ACTIBATE) Randomized Controlled Trial.
Amaro-Gahete FJ, Ruiz-Ruiz M, Cano-Nieto A, Sanchez-Delgado G, Alcantara JM, Acosta FM, Labayen I, Ortega FB, Ruiz JR.
Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab.

September 22, 2023

Low Cholesterol and Valvular Heart Disease Mortality: Another Cardiovascular Paradox.
Lavie CJ, Rozanski A, Heymsfield SB.
Am J Cardiol.

ACOT1 deficiency attenuates high-fat diet-induced fat mass gain by increasing energy expenditure.
Heden TD, Franklin MP, Dailey C, Mashek MT, Chen C, Mashek DG.
JCI Insight

Anoctamin 4 defines glucose-inhibited neurons in the ventromedial hypothalamus.
Tu L, He Y, Xu Y.
Neural Regen Res.

September 23, 2023

When the cold gets under your skin: Evidence for brown adipose tissue activity in Samoan adults.
Niclou A, Vesi L, Arorae M, Naseri NC, Faasalele Savusa K, Naseri T, DeLany JP, McGarvey ST, Rivara AC, Ocobock C.
Am J Biol Anthropol.

September 24, 2023

Genetic Deletion of DNAJB3 Using CRISPR-Cas9, Produced Discordant Phenotypes.
Nejat S, Menikdiwela KR, Efotte A, Scoggin S, Vandanmagsar B, Thornalley PJ, Dehbi M, Moustaid-Moussa N.
Genes (Basel).

September 26, 2023

ICAM-1 Abundance Is Increased in Pancreatic Islets of Hyperglycemic Female NOD Mice and Is Rapidly Upregulated by NF-κB in Pancreatic β-Cells.
Martin TM, Burke SJ, Batdorf HM, Burk DH, Ghosh S, Dupuy SD, Karlstad MD, Collier JJ.
J Immunol

Invited Commentary: Preconception maternal gastric bypass surgery and the impact on fetal growth parameters.
Chappell NR, Albaugh VL.
Surg Obes Relat Dis.

September 28, 2023

Reversal of maternal obesity attenuates hypoxia and improves placental development in the preeclamptic-like BPH/5 mouse model.
Adams DM, Beckers KF, Flanagan JP, Gomes VCL, Liu CC, Sones JL.

September 29, 2023

Validity of an Artificial Intelligence-Based Application to Identify Foods and Estimate Energy Intake Among Adults: A Pilot Study.
Lozano CP, Canty EN, Saha S, Broyles ST, Beyl RA, Apolzan JW, Martin CK.
Curr Dev Nutr.

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