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Monica G. Ferrini, PhD
Clinical Associate Professor of Medical Education (Part Time)
Medical Education
KAM 218 A Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 442 1761

Publications

Vitamin D induces myogenic differentiation in skeletal muscle derived stem cells. Endocr Connect. 2017 Apr; 6(3):139-150. View in: PubMed

Enhancement of fracture healing in the rat, modulated by compounds that stimulate inducible nitric oxide synthase: Acceleration of fracture healing via inducible nitric oxide synthase. Bone Joint Res. 2017 Feb; 6(2):90-97. View in: PubMed

Aging related erectile dysfunction-potential mechanism to halt or delay its onset. Transl Androl Urol. 2017 Feb; 6(1):20-27. View in: PubMed

Treatment with a combination of ginger, L-citrulline, muira puama and Paullinia cupana can reverse the progression of corporal smooth muscle loss, fibrosis and veno-occlusive dysfunction in the aging rat. Andrology (Los Angel). 2015 Jun; 4(1). View in: PubMed

1,25-Vitamin D3 promotes cardiac differentiation through modulation of the WNT signaling pathway. J Mol Endocrinol. 2014 Dec; 53(3):303-17. View in: PubMed

Sildenafil attenuates inflammation and oxidative stress in pelvic ganglia neurons after bilateral cavernosal nerve damage. Int J Mol Sci. 2014 Sep 26; 15(10):17204-20. View in: PubMed

Sildenafil promotes neuroprotection of the pelvic ganglia neurones after bilateral cavernosal nerve resection in the rat. BJU Int. 2013 Jan; 111(1):159-70. View in: PubMed

1,25(OH)(2)vitamin D(3) enhances myogenic differentiation by modulating the expression of key angiogenic growth factors and angiogenic inhibitors in C(2)C(12) skeletal muscle cells. J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol. 2013 Jan; 133:1-11. View in: PubMed

Alterations in phosphorylated CREB expression in different brain regions following short- and long-term morphine exposure: relationship to food intake. J Obes. 2013; 2013:764742. View in: PubMed

Amelioration of diabetes-induced cavernosal fibrosis by antioxidant and anti-transforming growth factor-ß1 therapies in inducible nitric oxide synthase-deficient mice. BJU Int. 2012 Feb; 109(4):586-93. View in: PubMed

1,25(OH)2vitamin D3 stimulates myogenic differentiation by inhibiting cell proliferation and modulating the expression of promyogenic growth factors and myostatin in C2C12 skeletal muscle cells. Endocrinology. 2011 Aug; 152(8):2976-86. View in: PubMed

Sildenafil promotes smooth muscle preservation and ameliorates fibrosis through modulation of extracellular matrix and tissue growth factor gene expression after bilateral cavernosal nerve resection in the rat. J Sex Med. 2011 Apr; 8(4):1048-60. View in: PubMed

The genetic inactivation of inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) intensifies fibrosis and oxidative stress in the penile corpora cavernosa in type 1 diabetes. J Sex Med. 2010 Sep; 7(9):3033-44. View in: PubMed

1,25(OH)2vitamin D3 inhibits cell proliferation by promoting cell cycle arrest without inducing apoptosis and modifies cell morphology of mesenchymal multipotent cells. J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol. 2010 Mar; 119(1-2):73-83. View in: PubMed

Stimulating vaginal repair in rats through skeletal muscle-derived stem cells seeded on small intestinal submucosal scaffolds. Obstet Gynecol. 2009 Aug; 114(2 Pt 1):300-9. View in: PubMed

Antifibrotic effects of pioglitazone on the kidney in a rat model of type 2 diabetes mellitus. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2009 Aug; 24(8):2384-91. View in: PubMed

Early onset of fibrosis within the arterial media in a rat model of type 2 diabetes mellitus with erectile dysfunction. BJU Int. 2009 May; 103(10):1396-404. View in: PubMed

Fibrosis and loss of smooth muscle in the corpora cavernosa precede corporal veno-occlusive dysfunction (CVOD) induced by experimental cavernosal nerve damage in the rat. J Sex Med. 2009 Feb; 6(2):415-28. View in: PubMed

Steroid protection in aging and age-associated diseases. Exp Gerontol. 2009 Jan-Feb; 44(1-2):34-40. View in: PubMed

Localization and gestation-dependent pattern of corticotrophin-releasing factor receptor subtypes in ovine fetal distal colon. Neurogastroenterol Motil. 2008 Dec; 20(12):1328-39. View in: PubMed

Differential regulation of prohormone convertase 1/3, prohormone convertase 2 and phosphorylated cyclic-AMP-response element binding protein by short-term and long-term morphine treatment: implications for understanding the "switch" to opiate addiction. Neuroscience. 2008 Oct 15; 156(3):788-99. View in: PubMed

Profibrotic role of myostatin in Peyronie's disease. J Sex Med. 2008 Jul; 5(7):1607-22. View in: PubMed

Involvement of oxidative stress and caspase 2-mediated intrinsic pathway signaling in age-related increase in muscle cell apoptosis in mice. Apoptosis. 2008 Jun; 13(6):822-32. View in: PubMed

Effect of muscle-derived stem cells on the restoration of corpora cavernosa smooth muscle and erectile function in the aged rat. BJU Int. 2008 May; 101(9):1156-64. View in: PubMed

Long-term continuous sildenafil treatment ameliorates corporal veno-occlusive dysfunction (CVOD) induced by cavernosal nerve resection in rats. Int J Impot Res. 2008 Mar-Apr; 20(2):202-12. View in: PubMed

Myostatin promotes a fibrotic phenotypic switch in multipotent C3H 10T1/2 cells without affecting their differentiation into myofibroblasts. J Endocrinol. 2008 Feb; 196(2):235-49. View in: PubMed

Rationale for phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitor use post-radical prostatectomy: experimental and clinical review. Int J Impot Res. 2008 Jan-Feb; 20(1):30-4. View in: PubMed

Chronic daily tadalafil prevents the corporal fibrosis and veno-occlusive dysfunction that occurs after cavernosal nerve resection. BJU Int. 2008 Jan; 101(2):203-10. View in: PubMed

Ageing-related corpora veno-occlusive dysfunction in the rat is ameliorated by pioglitazone. BJU Int. 2007 Oct; 100(4):867-74. View in: PubMed

Antisense and short hairpin RNA (shRNA) constructs targeting PIN (Protein Inhibitor of NOS) ameliorate aging-related erectile dysfunction in the rat. J Sex Med. 2007 May; 4(3):633-43. View in: PubMed

In utero undernutrition in rats induces increased vascular smooth muscle content in the offspring. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2007 May; 196(5):486. e1-8. View in: PubMed

Long-term continuous treatment with sildenafil ameliorates aging-related erectile dysfunction and the underlying corporal fibrosis in the rat. Biol Reprod. 2007 May; 76(5):915-23. View in: PubMed

Cellular colocalization and coregulation between hypothalamic pro-TRH and prohormone convertases in hypothyroidism. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2007 Jan; 292(1):E175-86. View in: PubMed

Increased vaginal oxidative stress, apoptosis, and inducible nitric oxide synthase in a diabetic rat model: implications for vaginal fibrosis. Fertil Steril. 2006 Oct; 86(4 Suppl):1152-63. View in: PubMed

Myostatin short interfering hairpin RNA gene transfer increases skeletal muscle mass. J Gene Med. 2006 Sep; 8(9):1171-81. View in: PubMed

Vardenafil prevents fibrosis and loss of corporal smooth muscle that occurs after bilateral cavernosal nerve resection in the rat. Urology. 2006 Aug; 68(2):429-35. View in: PubMed

Pioglitazone prevents corporal veno-occlusive dysfunction in a rat model of type 2 diabetes mellitus. BJU Int. 2006 Jul; 98(1):116-24. View in: PubMed

Effects of long-term vardenafil treatment on the development of fibrotic plaques in a rat model of Peyronie's disease. BJU Int. 2006 Mar; 97(3):625-33. View in: PubMed

Estrogens and neuroendocrine hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis function. Front Horm Res. 2006; 35:157-68. View in: PubMed

Involvement of nitric oxide-mediated intrinsic pathway signaling in age-related increase in germ cell apoptosis in male Brown-Norway rats. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2005 Jun; 60(6):702-8. View in: PubMed

The life span determinant p66Shc localizes to mitochondria where it associates with mitochondrial heat shock protein 70 and regulates trans-membrane potential. J Biol Chem. 2004 Jun 11; 279(24):25689-95. View in: PubMed

Aging-related induction of inducible nitric oxide synthase is vasculo-protective to the arterial media. Cardiovasc Res. 2004 Mar 01; 61(4):796-805. View in: PubMed

L-arginine and phosphodiesterase (PDE) inhibitors counteract fibrosis in the Peyronie's fibrotic plaque and related fibroblast cultures. Nitric Oxide. 2003 Dec; 9(4):229-44. View in: PubMed

Fibrin as an inducer of fibrosis in the tunica albuginea of the rat: a new animal model of Peyronie's disease. BJU Int. 2003 Jun; 91(9):830-8. View in: PubMed

Penile neuronal nitric oxide synthase and its regulatory proteins are present in hypothalamic and spinal cord regions involved in the control of penile erection. J Comp Neurol. 2003 Mar 24; 458(1):46-61. View in: PubMed

Protein inhibitor of nitric oxide synthase (NOS) and the N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor are expressed in the rat and mouse penile nerves and colocalize with penile neuronal NOS. Biol Reprod. 2003 Feb; 68(2):478-88. View in: PubMed

Effect of nitric oxide on the differentiation of fibroblasts into myofibroblasts in the Peyronie's fibrotic plaque and in its rat model. Nitric Oxide. 2002 Dec; 7(4):262-76. View in: PubMed

Gene expression in Peyronie's disease. Int J Impot Res. 2002 Oct; 14(5):361-74. View in: PubMed

Gene therapy of erectile dysfunction in the rat with penile neuronal nitric oxide synthase. Biol Reprod. 2002 Sep; 67(3):1033-41. View in: PubMed

Gene therapy of erectile dysfunction in the rat with penile neuronal nitric oxide synthase. Biol Reprod. 2002 Jul; 67(1):20-8. View in: PubMed

Effects of estrogens on choline-acetyltransferase immunoreactivity and GAP-43 mRNA in the forebrain of young and aging male rats. Cell Mol Neurobiol. 2002 Jun; 22(3):289-301. View in: PubMed

Antifibrotic role of inducible nitric oxide synthase. Nitric Oxide. 2002 May; 6(3):283-94. View in: PubMed

Male reproductive ageing: using the brown Norway rat as a model for man. Novartis Found Symp. 2002; 242:82-95; discussion 95-7. View in: PubMed

Aging-related increased expression of inducible nitric oxide synthase and cytotoxicity markers in rat hypothalamic regions associated with male reproductive function. Neuroendocrinology. 2001 Jul; 74(1):1-11. View in: PubMed

Progestin regulation of galanin and prolactin gene expression in oestrogen-induced pituitary tumours. J Neuroendocrinol. 2001 Mar; 13(3):302-9. View in: PubMed

Aging-related expression of inducible nitric oxide synthase and markers of tissue damage in the rat penis. Biol Reprod. 2001 Mar; 64(3):974-82. View in: PubMed

Sexual dimorphism in diethylstilbestrol-induced prolactin pituitary tumors in F344 rats. Neuroendocrinology. 2000 Aug; 72(2):80-90. View in: PubMed

Chronic corticosterone impairs inhibitory avoidance in rats: possible link with atrophy of hippocampal CA3 neurons. Pharmacol Biochem Behav. 2000 Jun; 66(2):235-40. View in: PubMed

In vitro differences between astrocytes of control and wobbler mice spinal cord. Neurochem Res. 1999 Dec; 24(12):1535-41. View in: PubMed

Changes of hypothalamic and plasma vasopressin in rats with deoxycorticosterone-acetate induced salt appetite. J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol. 1999 Jul-Aug; 70(1-3):47-57. View in: PubMed

Estrogens normalize the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis response to stress and increase glucocorticoid receptor immuno-reactivity in hippocampus of aging male rats. Neuroendocrinology. 1999 Feb; 69(2):129-37. View in: PubMed

Increased expression of magnocellular vasopressin mRNA in rats with deoxycorticosterone-acetate induced salt appetite. Neuroendocrinology. 1998 Aug; 68(2):105-15. View in: PubMed

Regulation of gene expression by corticoid hormones in the brain and spinal cord. J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol. 1998 Apr; 65(1-6):253-72. View in: PubMed

Sex difference in glucocorticoid regulation of vasopressin mRNA in the paraventricular hypothalamic nucleus. Cell Mol Neurobiol. 1997 Dec; 17(6):671-86. View in: PubMed

Glucocorticoid regulation of in vitro astrocyte phagocytosis. Biocell. 1997 Apr; 21(1):83-9. View in: PubMed

Glucocorticoid receptors and actions in the spinal cord of the Wobbler mouse, a model for neurodegenerative diseases. J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol. 1997 Feb; 60(3-4):205-13. View in: PubMed

Antagonism by progesterone of diethylstilbestrol-induced pituitary tumorigenesis in Fischer 344 rats: effects on sex steroid receptors and tyrosine hydroxylase mRNA. Neuroendocrinology. 1996 Jun; 63(6):530-9. View in: PubMed

Estradiol abolishes autologous down regulation of glucocorticoid receptors in brain. Life Sci. 1995 Nov 17; 57(26):2403-12. View in: PubMed

Restoration by bromocriptine of glucocorticoid receptors and glucocorticoid negative feedback on prolactin secretion in estrogen-induced pituitary tumors. Neuroendocrinology. 1993 Sep; 58(3):273-9. View in: PubMed

Immunocytochemical localization of glucocorticoid receptors in the spinal cord: effects of adrenalectomy, glucocorticoid treatment, and spinal cord transection. Cell Mol Neurobiol. 1993 Aug; 13(4):387-97. View in: PubMed

Estradiol increases glucocorticoid binding and glucocorticoid induction of ornithine decarboxylase in the rat spinal cord. Life Sci. 1993; 52(7):677-85. View in: PubMed

Regulation of flunitrazepam binding in the dorsal horn of the spinal cord by adrenalectomy and corticosteroids. Brain Res. 1992 Aug 28; 589(1):97-101. View in: PubMed

Estrogens up-regulate type I and type II glucocorticoid receptors in brain regions from ovariectomized rats. Life Sci. 1991; 48(26):2593-601. View in: PubMed

Oestrogens down-regulate type I but not type II adrenal corticoid receptors in rat anterior pituitary. J Steroid Biochem. 1990 May; 35(6):671-7. View in: PubMed

Corticosteroid receptors and glucocorticoid content in microdissected brain regions: correlative aspects. Neuroendocrinology. 1989 Dec; 50(6):673-8. View in: PubMed

Repeated (isolation) stress increases tribulin-like activity in the rat. Cell Mol Neurobiol. 1989 Mar; 9(1):115-22. View in: PubMed

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