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    Asa Gustafsson

    SchoolUniversity of California, San Diego
    DepartmentSchool of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science
    Address9500 Gilman Drive #0758
    CA La Jolla 92093
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      Ph.D.University of California, San Diego

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      Role of the Endosomal-Lysosomal Pathway in Mitochondrial Quality Control
      NIH/NHLBI R01HL138560Aug 15, 2017 - May 31, 2021
      Role: Principal Investigator
      MCL-1 is a critical regulator of mitochondrial dynamics and function in myocytes
      NIH/NHLBI R01HL132300Feb 1, 2017 - Jan 31, 2021
      Role: Principal Investigator
      Mitochondrial Quality Control in the Aging Myocardium
      NIH/NIA R21AG052280May 1, 2016 - Apr 30, 2018
      Role: Principal Investigator
      Mcl-1 as an essential regulator of cardiac mitochondrial function
      NIH/NHLBI R01HL101217May 1, 2010 - Mar 31, 2014
      Role: Principal Investigator
      Juvenile mouse model of delayed anthracycline cardiotoxicity
      NIH/NHLBI R01HL092136Dec 19, 2008 - Feb 28, 2014
      Role: Principal Investigator
      Regulation of Mitochondrial Autophagy by Parkin
      NIH/NHLBI R01HL087023Dec 1, 2006 - May 31, 2017
      Role: Principal Investigator
      Restoring Mycocardial Healing
      NIH P01HL085577Jul 1, 2006 - Jul 31, 2018
      Role: Co-Investigator

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      1. Zhong Z, Umemura A, Sanchez-Lopez E, Liang S, Shalapour S, Wong J, He F, Boassa D, Perkins G, Ali SR, McGeough MD, Ellisman MH, Seki E, Gustafsson A, Hoffman HM, Diaz-Meco MT, Moscat J, Karin M. NF-?B Restricts Inflammasome Activation via Elimination of Damaged Mitochondria. Cell. 2016 Feb 25; 164(5):896-910. PMID: 26919428; PMCID: PMC4769378 [Available on 02/25/17].
      2. Din S, Konstandin MH, Johnson B, Emathinger J, Völkers M, Toko H, Collins B, Ormachea L, Samse K, Kubli DA, De La Torre A, Kraft AS, Gustafsson A, Kelly DP, Sussman MA. Metabolic dysfunction consistent with premature aging results from deletion of Pim kinases. Circ Res. 2014 Jul 18; 115(3):376-87. PMID: 24916111; PMCID: PMC4254755.
      3. Kubli DA, Gustafsson A. Cardiomyocyte health: adapting to metabolic changes through autophagy. Trends Endocrinol Metab. 2014 Mar; 25(3):156-64. PMID: 24370004; PMCID: PMC3951169.
      4. Abeliovich H, Chen Q, Devenish R, Gustafsson A, Sánchez Alcázar JA. Autophagy researchers. Autophagy. 2013 Nov 01; 9(11):1648-52. PMID: 24121709.
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      5. Thomas RL, Gustafsson A. MCL1 is critical for mitochondrial function and autophagy in the heart. Autophagy. 2013 Nov 01; 9(11):1902-3. PMID: 24165322; PMCID: PMC4028340.
      6. Thomas RL, Gustafsson A. Mitochondrial autophagy--an essential quality control mechanism for myocardial homeostasis. Circ J. 2013; 77(10):2449-54. PMID: 23985961; PMCID: PMC4028823.
      7. Kubli DA, Quinsay MN, Gustafsson A. Parkin deficiency results in accumulation of abnormal mitochondria in aging myocytes. Commun Integr Biol. 2013 Jul 01; 6(4):e24511. PMID: 23986804; PMCID: PMC3737749.
      8. Kubli DA, Zhang X, Lee Y, Hanna RA, Quinsay MN, Nguyen CK, Jimenez R, Petrosyan S, Murphy AN, Gustafsson A. Parkin protein deficiency exacerbates cardiac injury and reduces survival following myocardial infarction. J Biol Chem. 2013 Jan 11; 288(2):915-26. PMID: 23152496; PMCID: PMC3543040.
      9. Lee Y, Lee HY, Gustafsson A. Regulation of autophagy by metabolic and stress signaling pathways in the heart. J Cardiovasc Pharmacol. 2012 Aug; 60(2):118-24. PMID: 22472907; PMCID: PMC3419780.
      10. Ong SB, Gustafsson A. New roles for mitochondria in cell death in the reperfused myocardium. Cardiovasc Res. 2012 May 01; 94(2):190-6. PMID: 22108916; PMCID: PMC3331612.
      11. Thomas RL, Kubli DA, Gustafsson A. Bnip3-mediated defects in oxidative phosphorylation promote mitophagy. Autophagy. 2011 Jul; 7(7):775-7. PMID: 21460627.
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      12. Gustafsson A. Bnip3 as a dual regulator of mitochondrial turnover and cell death in the myocardium. Pediatr Cardiol. 2011 Mar; 32(3):267-74. PMID: 21210091; PMCID: PMC3051075.
      13. Gottlieb RA, Gustafsson A. Mitochondrial turnover in the heart. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2011 Jul; 1813(7):1295-301. PMID: 21147177; PMCID: PMC3335292.
      14. Quinsay MN, Thomas RL, Lee Y, Gustafsson A. Bnip3-mediated mitochondrial autophagy is independent of the mitochondrial permeability transition pore. Autophagy. 2010 Oct; 6(7):855-62. PMID: 20668412; PMCID: PMC3039735.
      15. Borillo GA, Mason M, Quijada P, Völkers M, Cottage C, McGregor M, Din S, Fischer K, Gude N, Avitabile D, Barlow S, Alvarez R, Truffa S, Whittaker R, Glassy MS, Gustafsson A, Miyamoto S, Glembotski CC, Gottlieb RA, Brown JH, Sussman MA. Pim-1 kinase protects mitochondrial integrity in cardiomyocytes. Circ Res. 2010 Apr 16; 106(7):1265-74. PMID: 20203306; PMCID: PMC2864233.
      16. Huang C, Zhang X, Ramil JM, Rikka S, Kim L, Lee Y, Gude NA, Thistlethwaite PA, Sussman MA, Gottlieb RA, Gustafsson A. Juvenile exposure to anthracyclines impairs cardiac progenitor cell function and vascularization resulting in greater susceptibility to stress-induced myocardial injury in adult mice. Circulation. 2010 Feb 09; 121(5):675-83. PMID: 20100968; PMCID: PMC2834271.
      17. Quinsay MN, Lee Y, Rikka S, Sayen MR, Molkentin JD, Gottlieb RA, Gustafsson A. Bnip3 mediates permeabilization of mitochondria and release of cytochrome c via a novel mechanism. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 2010 Jun; 48(6):1146-56. PMID: 20025887; PMCID: PMC2866782.
      18. Lee Y, Gustafsson A. Role of apoptosis in cardiovascular disease. Apoptosis. 2009 Apr; 14(4):536-48. PMID: 19142731.
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      19. Yitzhaki S, Huang C, Liu W, Lee Y, Gustafsson A, Mentzer RM, Gottlieb RA. Autophagy is required for preconditioning by the adenosine A1 receptor-selective agonist CCPA. Basic Res Cardiol. 2009 Mar; 104(2):157-67. PMID: 19242639; PMCID: PMC3682823.
      20. Gustafsson A, Gottlieb RA. Autophagy in ischemic heart disease. Circ Res. 2009 Jan 30; 104(2):150-8. PMID: 19179668; PMCID: PMC2765251.
      21. Kubli DA, Quinsay MN, Huang C, Lee Y, Gustafsson A. Bnip3 functions as a mitochondrial sensor of oxidative stress during myocardial ischemia and reperfusion. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2008 Nov; 295(5):H2025-31. PMID: 18790835; PMCID: PMC2614576.
      22. Gustafsson A, Gottlieb RA. Recycle or die: the role of autophagy in cardioprotection. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 2008 Apr; 44(4):654-61. PMID: 18353358; PMCID: PMC2423346.
      23. Gustafsson A, Gottlieb RA. Eat your heart out: Role of autophagy in myocardial ischemia/reperfusion. Autophagy. 2008 May; 4(4):416-21. PMID: 18253087; PMCID: PMC3723414.
      24. Gustafsson A, Gottlieb RA. Heart mitochondria: gates of life and death. Cardiovasc Res. 2008 Jan 15; 77(2):334-43. PMID: 18006487.
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      25. Kubli DA, Ycaza JE, Gustafsson A. Bnip3 mediates mitochondrial dysfunction and cell death through Bax and Bak. Biochem J. 2007 Aug 01; 405(3):407-15. PMID: 17447897; PMCID: PMC2267317.
      26. Hamacher-Brady A, Brady NR, Gottlieb RA, Gustafsson A. Autophagy as a protective response to Bnip3-mediated apoptotic signaling in the heart. Autophagy. 2006 Oct-Dec; 2(4):307-9. PMID: 16874059.
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      27. Gustafsson A, Gottlieb RA. Bcl-2 family members and apoptosis, taken to heart. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2007 Jan; 292(1):C45-51. PMID: 16943242.
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      28. Wall JA, Wei J, Ly M, Belmont P, Martindale JJ, Tran D, Sun J, Chen WJ, Yu W, Oeller P, Briggs S, Gustafsson A, Sayen MR, Gottlieb RA, Glembotski CC. Alterations in oxidative phosphorylation complex proteins in the hearts of transgenic mice that overexpress the p38 MAP kinase activator, MAP kinase kinase 6. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2006 Nov; 291(5):H2462-72. PMID: 16766635.
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      29. Hamacher-Brady A, Brady NR, Logue SE, Sayen MR, Jinno M, Kirshenbaum LA, Gottlieb RA, Gustafsson A. Response to myocardial ischemia/reperfusion injury involves Bnip3 and autophagy. Cell Death Differ. 2007 Jan; 14(1):146-57. PMID: 16645637.
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      30. Gustafsson A, Gottlieb RA, Granville DJ. TAT-mediated protein transduction: delivering biologically active proteins to the heart. Methods Mol Med. 2005; 112:81-90. PMID: 16010012.
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      31. Logue SE, Gustafsson A, Samali A, Gottlieb RA. Ischemia/reperfusion injury at the intersection with cell death. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 2005 Jan; 38(1):21-33. PMID: 15623419.
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      32. Hilal-Dandan R, Means CK, Gustafsson A, Morissette MR, Adams JW, Brunton LL, Heller Brown J. Lysophosphatidic acid induces hypertrophy of neonatal cardiac myocytes via activation of Gi and Rho. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 2004 Apr; 36(4):481-93. PMID: 15081308.
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      33. Gustafsson A, Tsai JG, Logue SE, Crow MT, Gottlieb RA. Apoptosis repressor with caspase recruitment domain protects against cell death by interfering with Bax activation. J Biol Chem. 2004 May 14; 279(20):21233-8. PMID: 15004034.
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      34. Granville DJ, Tashakkor B, Takeuchi C, Gustafsson A, Huang C, Sayen MR, Wentworth P, Yeager M, Gottlieb RA. Reduction of ischemia and reperfusion-induced myocardial damage by cytochrome P450 inhibitors. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2004 Feb 03; 101(5):1321-6. PMID: 14734800; PMCID: PMC337051.
      35. Gustafsson A, Gottlieb RA. Mechanisms of apoptosis in the heart. J Clin Immunol. 2003 Nov; 23(6):447-59. PMID: 15031632.
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      36. Sayen MR, Gustafsson A, Sussman MA, Molkentin JD, Gottlieb RA. Calcineurin transgenic mice have mitochondrial dysfunction and elevated superoxide production. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2003 Feb; 284(2):C562-70. PMID: 12397029.
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      37. Gustafsson A, Sayen MR, Williams SD, Crow MT, Gottlieb RA. TAT protein transduction into isolated perfused hearts: TAT-apoptosis repressor with caspase recruitment domain is cardioprotective. Circulation. 2002 Aug 06; 106(6):735-9. PMID: 12163436.
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      38. Gustafsson A, Brunton LL. Attenuation of cAMP accumulation in adult rat cardiac fibroblasts by IL-1beta and NO: role of cGMP-stimulated PDE2. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2002 Aug; 283(2):C463-71. PMID: 12107056.
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      39. Gustafsson A, Brunton LL. beta-adrenergic stimulation of rat cardiac fibroblasts enhances induction of nitric-oxide synthase by interleukin-1beta via message stabilization. Mol Pharmacol. 2000 Dec; 58(6):1470-8. PMID: 11093787.
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      40. Gustafsson A, Brunton LL. Differential and selective inhibition of protein kinase A and protein kinase C in intact cells by balanol congeners. Mol Pharmacol. 1999 Aug; 56(2):377-82. PMID: 10419557.
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