Keck School Faculty

Jorge N. Artaza, PhD
Jorge N. Artaza, PhD
Clinical Associate Professor of Medical Education (Part-Time)
Medical Education
MCA 144 Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles

UK Society for Endocrinology: UK Society for Endocrinology's Journal Award, 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

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

Effect of ginger, Paullinia cupana, muira puama and L- citrulline, singly or in combination, on modulation of the inducible nitric oxide- NO-cGMP pathway in rat penile smooth muscle cells Nitric Oxide. 2018 Mar 15. . View in PubMed

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

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

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

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)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

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

[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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