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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


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

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

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


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

Vitamin D induces myogenic differentiation in skeletal muscle derived stem cells. Endocr Connect. 2017 Feb 07. View in: PubMed

Vitamin D and Cardiac Differentiation. Vitam Horm. 2016; 100:299-320. 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 Aug 19. View in: PubMed

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

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

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

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

Vitamin D and cardiovascular disease: potential role in health disparities. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2011; 22(4 Suppl):23-38. 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

Vitamin D and the cardiovascular system. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2009 Sep; 4(9):1515-22. View in: PubMed

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Myostatin inhibits myogenesis and promotes adipogenesis in C3H 10T(1/2) mesenchymal multipotent cells. Endocrinology. 2005 Aug; 146(8):3547-57. View in: PubMed

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[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

[Immunocytochemistry techniques for the diagnosis of hematologic neoplasms]. Medicina (B Aires). 1999; 59(1):11-6. View in: PubMed

[Vitamin E as protective agent against hemolysis in leprosy patients under dapsone treatment]. Medicina (B Aires). 1997; 57(2):150-4. View in: PubMed

Red cell ferritin - measurement and diagnostic applications. Acta Bioquímica Clínica Latinoamericana. 1997; 4(31):415-419. View in: PubMed

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