Faculty

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

Awards

UK Society for Endocrinology: UK Society for Endocrinology's Journal Award, 2014-2015

American Federation for Medical Research: AFMR Scholar Award, 2012

NIH-NIDDK-NMRI: Basic Science Research Award, 2011

NIDDK-NIH-NMRI: Excellence in Research Award, 2009

American Federation for Medical Research: Endocrinology Scholar Award, 2006-2008

American Federation for Medical Research: Glaxo Smith-Kline Endocrinology Scholar Award, 2004

Endocrine Society: Glenn Foundation Endocrinology and Aging Grant Award, 2004

Publications

De Domingo NBD, Carbia C, Artaza JR, Lardo M, Ceballo MF. Red cell ferritin - measurement and diagnostic applications. Acta Bioquímica Clínica Latinoamericana. 1997; 4(31):415-419. View in: PubMed

Ramaraj P, Artaza JN, Sinha-Hikim I, Taylor WE. Effect of Androstenedione on Adipogenesis in Murine C3H10T1/2 Mesenchymal cells. Open Journal of Endocrine & Metabolic Diseases. 2015; Feb(5):9-18. View in: PubMed

Ramaraj P, Artaza JN, Sinha-Hikim I, Taylor WE. Effect of Androstenedione on Adipogenesis in Murine C3H10T1/2 Mesenchymal cells. Open Journal of Endocrine & Metabolic Diseases. 2015; Feb(5):9-18. View in: PubMed

Kim IM, Norris KC, Artaza JN. Vitamin D and Cardiac Differentiation. Vitam Horm. 2016; 100:299-320. View in: PubMed

Ferrini MG, Hlaing SM, Chan A, Artaza JN. 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

Hlaing SM, Garcia LA, Contreras JR, Norris KC, Ferrini MG, Artaza JN. 1,25-vitamin-D3 promotes cardiac differentiation through modulation of the Wnt signaling pathway. J Mol Endocrinol. 2014 Aug 19. View in: PubMed

Martins D, Meng YX, Tareen N, Artaza J, Lee JE, Farodolu C, Gibbons G, Norris K. The Effect of Short Term Vitamin D Supplementation on the Inflammatory and Oxidative Mediators of Arterial Stiffness. Health (Irvine Calif). 2014 Jun; 6(12):1503-1511. View in: PubMed

Garcia LA, Hlaing SM, Gutierrez RA, Sanchez MD, Kovanecz I, Artaza JN, Ferrini MG. Sildenafil Attenuates Inflammation and Oxidative Stress in Pelvic Ganglia Neurons after Bilateral Cavernosal Nerve Damage. Int J Mol Sci. 2014; 15(10):17204-17220. View in: PubMed

Garcia LA, Ferrini MG, Norris KC, Artaza JN. 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

Hlaing SM, Garcia LA, Kovanecz I, Martinez RA, Shah S, Artaza JN, Ferrini MG. 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

Garcia LA, King KK, Ferrini MG, Norris KC, Artaza JN. 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

Sirad F, Hlaing S, Kovanecz I, Artaza JN, Garcia LA, Rajfer J, Ferrini MG. 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

Artaza JN, Contreras S, Garcia LA, Mehrotra R, Gibbons G, Shohet R, Martins D, Norris KC. Vitamin D and cardiovascular disease: potential role in health disparities. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2011; 22(4 Suppl):23-38. View in: PubMed

Artaza JN, Sirad F, Ferrini MG, Norris KC. 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

Artaza JN, Mehrotra R, Norris KC. Vitamin D and the cardiovascular system. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2009 Sep; 4(9):1515-22. View in: PubMed

Singh R, Bhasin S, Braga M, Artaza JN, Pervin S, Taylor WE, Krishnan V, Sinha SK, Rajavashisth TB, Jasuja R. Regulation of myogenic differentiation by androgens: cross talk between androgen receptor/ beta-catenin and follistatin/transforming growth factor-beta signaling pathways. Endocrinology. 2009 Mar; 150(3):1259-68. View in: PubMed

Artaza JN, Norris KC. Vitamin D reduces the expression of collagen and key profibrotic factors by inducing an antifibrotic phenotype in mesenchymal multipotent cells. J Endocrinol. 2009 Feb; 200(2):207-21. View in: PubMed

Artaza JN, Singh R, Ferrini MG, Braga M, Tsao J, Gonzalez-Cadavid NF. 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

Artaza JN, Reisz-Porszasz S, Dow JS, Kloner RA, Tsao J, Bhasin S, Gonzalez-Cadavid NF. Alterations in myostatin expression are associated with changes in cardiac left ventricular mass but not ejection fraction in the mouse. J Endocrinol. 2007 Jul; 194(1):63-76. View in: PubMed

Magee TR, Artaza JN, Ferrini MG, Vernet D, Zuniga FI, Cantini L, Reisz-Porszasz S, Rajfer J, Gonzalez-Cadavid NF. Myostatin short interfering hairpin RNA gene transfer increases skeletal muscle mass. J Gene Med. 2006 Sep; 8(9):1171-81. View in: PubMed

Singh R, Artaza JN, Taylor WE, Braga M, Yuan X, Gonzalez-Cadavid NF, Bhasin S. Testosterone inhibits adipogenic differentiation in 3T3-L1 cells: nuclear translocation of androgen receptor complex with beta-catenin and T-cell factor 4 may bypass canonical Wnt signaling to down-regulate adipogenic transcription factors. Endocrinology. 2006 Jan; 147(1):141-54. View in: PubMed

Jasuja R, Catlin DH, Miller A, Chang YC, Herbst KL, Starcevic B, Artaza JN, Singh R, Datta G, Sarkissian A, Chandsawangbhuwana C, Baker M, Bhasin S. Tetrahydrogestrinone is an androgenic steroid that stimulates androgen receptor-mediated, myogenic differentiation in C3H10T1/2 multipotent mesenchymal cells and promotes muscle accretion in orchidectomized male rats. Endocrinology. 2005 Oct; 146(10):4472-8. View in: PubMed

Artaza JN, Bhasin S, Magee TR, Reisz-Porszasz S, Shen R, Groome NP, Meerasahib MF, Fareez MM, Gonzalez-Cadavid NF. Myostatin inhibits myogenesis and promotes adipogenesis in C3H 10T(1/2) mesenchymal multipotent cells. Endocrinology. 2005 Aug; 146(8):3547-57. View in: PubMed

Jasuja R, Ramaraj P, Mac RP, Singh AB, Storer TW, Artaza J, Miller A, Singh R, Taylor WE, Lee ML, Davidson T, Sinha-Hikim I, Gonzalez-Cadavid N, Bhasin S. Delta-4-androstene-3,17-dione binds androgen receptor, promotes myogenesis in vitro, and increases serum testosterone levels, fat-free mass, and muscle strength in hypogonadal men. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2005 Feb; 90(2):855-63. View in: PubMed

Bhasin S, Taylor WE, Singh R, Artaza J, Sinha-Hikim I, Jasuja R, Choi H, Gonzalez-Cadavid NF. The mechanisms of androgen effects on body composition: mesenchymal pluripotent cell as the target of androgen action. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2003 Dec; 58(12):M1103-10. View in: PubMed

Singh R, Artaza JN, Taylor WE, Gonzalez-Cadavid NF, Bhasin S. Androgens stimulate myogenic differentiation and inhibit adipogenesis in C3H 10T1/2 pluripotent cells through an androgen receptor-mediated pathway. Endocrinology. 2003 Nov; 144(11):5081-8. View in: PubMed

Reisz-Porszasz S, Bhasin S, Artaza JN, Shen R, Sinha-Hikim I, Hogue A, Fielder TJ, Gonzalez-Cadavid NF. Lower skeletal muscle mass in male transgenic mice with muscle-specific overexpression of myostatin. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2003 Oct; 285(4):E876-88. View in: PubMed

Ma K, Mallidis C, Bhasin S, Mahabadi V, Artaza J, Gonzalez-Cadavid N, Arias J, Salehian B. Glucocorticoid-induced skeletal muscle atrophy is associated with upregulation of myostatin gene expression. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2003 Aug; 285(2):E363-71. View in: PubMed

Sinha-Hikim I, Artaza J, Woodhouse L, Gonzalez-Cadavid N, Singh AB, Lee MI, Storer TW, Casaburi R, Shen R, Bhasin S. Testosterone-induced increase in muscle size in healthy young men is associated with muscle fiber hypertrophy. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2002 Jul; 283(1):E154-64. View in: PubMed

Artaza JN, Bhasin S, Mallidis C, Taylor W, Ma K, Gonzalez-Cadavid NF. Endogenous expression and localization of myostatin and its relation to myosin heavy chain distribution in C2C12 skeletal muscle cells. J Cell Physiol. 2002 Feb; 190(2):170-9. View in: PubMed

Ma K, Mallidis C, Artaza J, Taylor W, Gonzalez-Cadavid N, Bhasin S. Characterization of 5'-regulatory region of human myostatin gene: regulation by dexamethasone in vitro. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2001 Dec; 281(6):E1128-36. View in: PubMed

Taylor WE, Bhasin S, Artaza J, Byhower F, Azam M, Willard DH, Kull FC, Gonzalez-Cadavid N. Myostatin inhibits cell proliferation and protein synthesis in C2C12 muscle cells. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2001 Feb; 280(2):E221-8. View in: PubMed

Diaz de Domingo NB, Lardo MM, Romero Artaza J, Merelli A, Carbia CD, Sánchez Avalos JC. [Immunocytochemistry techniques for the diagnosis of hematologic neoplasms]. Medicina (B Aires). 1999; 59(1):11-6. View in: PubMed

Romero Artaza J, Carbia CD, Ceballo MF, Díaz NB. [Red cell distribution width (RDW): its use in the characterization of microcytic and hypochromic anemias]. Medicina (B Aires). 1999; 59(1):17-22. View in: PubMed

Lardo MM, Díaz NB, Artaza JR, Carbia CD, Nazer R, Valdez R. [Vitamin E as protective agent against hemolysis in leprosy patients under dapsone treatment]. Medicina (B Aires). 1997; 57(2):150-4. View in: PubMed

De Domingo NBD, Carbia C, Artaza JR, Lardo M, Ceballo MF. Red cell ferritin - measurement and diagnostic applications. Acta Bioquímica Clínica Latinoamericana. 1997; 4(31):415-419. View in: PubMed

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