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Brinda Rana

Title(s)Associate Professor, Psychiatry
SchoolHealth Sciences
Phone858-822-4010
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    University of Texas Health Science Center, HoustonPh.D.Biomedical Sciences/Human Molecular Genetics
    University of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignM.S.Mathematics
    University of California, San DiegoB.A.Mathematics

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    Identification of Functional Metabolomic Profiles Contributing to Physiological Adaptations to Simulated Space Flight
    NASA NNX17AB12GDec 21, 2016 - Dec 20, 2018
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Identification of functional metabolomic alterations during the simulated spaceflight environment
    NASA NNJ14ZSA001N-MIXEDTOPICSAug 1, 2016 - Jul 30, 2018
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Genomic Signatures of CVD in Twins Discordant for Smoking
    UCOP Tobacco Related Disease Research Program 23RT-0015HDec 1, 2014 - Nov 30, 2018
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Metabolomic and genomic markers of atherosclerosis as related to oxidative stress, inflammation, and vascular function in twin astronauts.
    NASA NNX12AH58GMay 1, 2014 - Jun 30, 2018
    Role: Subcontract Principal Investigator
    Proteomic Assessment of Fluid Shifts and Association with Visual Impairment and Intracranial Pressure in Twin Astronauts
    NASA NNX12AH58GApr 14, 2014 - Jun 30, 2018
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Diet Composition and Genetics: Effects on Weight, Inflammation and Biomarkers
    California Walnut Commission Jul 30, 2011 - Jun 30, 2016
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Role Description: Genetic and Genomic analysis of longitudinal biosamples from dietary intervention cohort.
    Genetic and Epigenetic Factors of Age-Related Cognitive Decline - A Twin Study
    NIH/NIA K01AG035031Sep 1, 2010 - Aug 31, 2015
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Specialized Cancer Center Support Grant
    NIH/NCI P30CA023100Apr 1, 1978 - Apr 30, 2024
    Role: Co-Investigator

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    1. Elman JA, Panizzon MS, Logue MW, Gillespie NA, Neale MC, Reynolds CA, Gustavson DE, Rana BK, Andreassen OA, Dale AM, Franz CE, Lyons MJ, Kremen WS. Genetic risk for coronary heart disease alters the influence of Alzheimer's genetic risk on mild cognitive impairment. Neurobiol Aging. 2019 Jun 08. PMID: 31272697.
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    2. Schuckit MA, Smith TL, Rana BK, Mendoza LA, Clarke D, Kawamura M. Performance of the Self-Report of the Effects of Alcohol Questionnaire Across Sexes and Generations. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2019 Jul; 43(7):1384-1390. PMID: 30933364.
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    3. Garrett-Bakelman FE, Darshi M, Green SJ, Gur RC, Lin L, Macias BR, McKenna MJ, Meydan C, Mishra T, Nasrini J, Piening BD, Rizzardi LF, Sharma K, Siamwala JH, Taylor L, Vitaterna MH, Afkarian M, Afshinnekoo E, Ahadi S, Ambati A, Arya M, Bezdan D, Callahan CM, Chen S, Choi AMK, Chlipala GE, Contrepois K, Covington M, Crucian BE, De Vivo I, Dinges DF, Ebert DJ, Feinberg JI, Gandara JA, George KA, Goutsias J, Grills GS, Hargens AR, Heer M, Hillary RP, Hoofnagle AN, Hook VYH, Jenkinson G, Jiang P, Keshavarzian A, Laurie SS, Lee-McMullen B, Lumpkins SB, MacKay M, Maienschein-Cline MG, Melnick AM, Moore TM, Nakahira K, Patel HH, Pietrzyk R, Rao V, Saito R, Salins DN, Schilling JM, Sears DD, Sheridan CK, Stenger MB, Tryggvadottir R, Urban AE, Vaisar T, Van Espen B, Zhang J, Ziegler MG, Zwart SR, Charles JB, Kundrot CE, Scott GBI, Bailey SM, Basner M, Feinberg AP, Lee SMC, Mason CE, Mignot E, Rana BK, Smith SM, Snyder MP, Turek FW. The NASA Twins Study: A multidimensional analysis of a year-long human spaceflight. Science. 2019 04 12; 364(6436). PMID: 30975860.
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    4. Bhakta SG, Light GA, Talledo JA, Balvaneda B, Hughes E, Alvarez A, Rana BK, Young JW, Swerdlow NR. Tolcapone-Enhanced Neurocognition in Healthy Adults: Neural Basis and Predictors. Int J Neuropsychopharmacol. 2017 12 01; 20(12):979-987. PMID: 29020372.
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    5. Swerdlow NR, Bhakta SG, Talledo JA, Franz DM, Hughes EL, Rana BK, Light GA. Effects of Amphetamine on Sensorimotor Gating and Neurocognition in Antipsychotic-Medicated Schizophrenia Patients. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2018 03; 43(4):708-717. PMID: 29154367.
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    6. Rana BK, Panizzon MS, Franz CE, Spoon KM, Jacobson KC, Xian H, Ancoli-Israel S, Lyons M, Kremen WS. Association of Sleep Quality on Memory-Related Executive Functions in Middle Age. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2018 01; 24(1):67-76. PMID: 28760172.
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    7. Swerdlow NR, Tarasenko M, Bhakta SG, Talledo J, Alvarez AI, Hughes EL, Rana B, Vinogradov S, Light GA. Amphetamine Enhances Gains in Auditory Discrimination Training in Adult Schizophrenia Patients. Schizophr Bull. 2017 07 01; 43(4):872-880. PMID: 27798224.
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    8. Rana BK, Flatt SW, Health DD, Pakiz B, Quintana EL, Natarajan L, Rock CL. The IL-6 Gene Promoter SNP and Plasma IL-6 in Response to Diet Intervention. Nutrients. 2017 May 27; 9(6). PMID: 28555011.
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    9. Swerdlow NR, Bhakta SG, Rana BK, Kei J, Chou HH, Talledo JA. Sensorimotor gating in healthy adults tested over a 15 year period. Biol Psychol. 2017 02; 123:177-186. PMID: 28027936.
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    10. Edmonds EC, Martin AS, Palmer BW, Eyler LT, Rana BK, Jeste DV. Positive mental health in schizophrenia and healthy comparison groups: relationships with overall health and biomarkers. Aging Ment Health. 2018 03; 22(3):354-362. PMID: 27834490.
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    11. Qasem M, Utomi V, George K, Somauroo J, Zaidi A, Forsythe L, Bhattacharrya S, Lloyd G, Rana B, Ring L, Robinson S, Senior R, Sheikh N, Sitali M, Sandoval J, Steeds R, Stout M, Willis J, Oxborough D. A meta-analysis for echocardiographic assessment of right ventricular structure and function in ARVC. Echo Res Pract. 2016 Sep 29. PMID: 27686556.
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    12. Rock CL, Flatt SW, Pakiz B, Quintana EL, Heath DD, Rana BK, Natarajan L. Effects of diet composition on weight loss, metabolic factors and biomarkers in a 1-year weight loss intervention in obese women examined by baseline insulin resistance status. Metabolism. 2016 Nov; 65(11):1605-1613. PMID: 27733248.
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    13. Bhakta SG, Chou HH, Rana B, Talledo JA, Balvaneda B, Gaddis L, Light GA, Swerdlow NR. Effects of acute memantine administration on MATRICS Consensus Cognitive Battery performance in psychosis: Testing an experimental medicine strategy. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2016 06; 233(12):2399-410. PMID: 27076209.
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    14. Le T, Flatt SW, Natarajan L, Pakiz B, Quintana EL, Heath DD, Rana BK, Rock CL. Effects of Diet Composition and Insulin Resistance Status on Plasma Lipid Levels in a Weight Loss Intervention in Women. J Am Heart Assoc. 2016 Jan 25; 5(1). PMID: 26811166.
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    15. Bao L, Messer K, Schwab R, Harismendy O, Pu M, Crain B, Yost S, Frazer KA, Rana B, Hasteh F, Wallace A, Parker BA. Mutational Profiling Can Establish Clonal or Independent Origin in Synchronous Bilateral Breast and Other Tumors. PLoS One. 2015; 10(11):e0142487. PMID: 26554380.
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    16. Panizzon MS, Hauger RL, Sailors M, Lyons MJ, Jacobson KC, Murray McKenzie R, Rana B, Vasilopoulos T, Vuoksimaa E, Xian H, Kremen WS, Franz CE. A new look at the genetic and environmental coherence of metabolic syndrome components. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2015 Dec; 23(12):2499-507. PMID: 26524476.
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    17. Breen MS, Beliakova-Bethell N, Mujica-Parodi LR, Carlson JM, Ensign WY, Woelk CH, Rana BK. Acute psychological stress induces short-term variable immune response. Brain Behav Immun. 2016 Mar; 53:172-182. PMID: 26476140.
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    18. Panizzon MS, Neale MC, Docherty AR, Franz CE, Jacobson KC, Toomey R, Xian H, Vasilopoulos T, Rana BK, McKenzie R, Lyons MJ, Kremen WS. Genetic and environmental architecture of changes in episodic memory from middle to late middle age. Psychol Aging. 2015 Jun; 30(2):286-300. PMID: 25938244.
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    19. Kremen WS, Panizzon MS, Franz CE, Spoon KM, Vuoksimaa E, Jacobson KC, Vasilopoulos T, Xian H, McCaffery JM, Rana BK, Toomey R, McKenzie R, Lyons MJ. Genetic complexity of episodic memory: a twin approach to studies of aging. Psychol Aging. 2014 Jun; 29(2):404-17. PMID: 24956007.
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    20. Rana BK, Darst BF, Bloss C, Shih PA, Depp C, Nievergelt CM, Allison M, Parsons JK, Schork N, Jeste DV. Candidate SNP associations of optimism and resilience in older adults: exploratory study of 935 community-dwelling adults. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2014 Oct; 22(10):997-1006.e5. PMID: 24791650.
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    21. Rana BK, Dhamija A, Panizzon MS, Spoon KM, Vasilopoulos T, Franz CE, Grant MD, Jacobson KC, Kim K, Lyons MJ, McCaffery JM, Stein PK, Xian H, O'Connor DT, Kremen WS. Imputing observed blood pressure for antihypertensive treatment: impact on population and genetic analyses. Am J Hypertens. 2014 Jun; 27(6):828-37. PMID: 24532572.
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    22. Thompson MD, Cole DE, Capra V, Siminovitch KA, Rovati GE, Burnham WM, Rana BK. Pharmacogenetics of the G protein-coupled receptors. Methods Mol Biol. 2014; 1175:189-242. PMID: 25150871.
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    23. Panizzon MS, Hauger R, Xian H, Vuoksimaa E, Spoon KM, Mendoza SP, Jacobson KC, Vasilopoulos T, Rana BK, McKenzie R, McCaffery JM, Lyons MJ, Kremen WS, Franz CE. Interaction of APOE genotype and testosterone on episodic memory in middle-aged men. Neurobiol Aging. 2014 Jul; 35(7):1778.e1-8. PMID: 24444806.
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    24. Genderson MR, Rana BK, Panizzon MS, Grant MD, Toomey R, Jacobson KC, Xian H, Cronin-Golomb A, Franz CE, Kremen WS, Lyons MJ. Genetic and environmental influences on sleep quality in middle-aged men: a twin study. J Sleep Res. 2013 Oct; 22(5):519-26. PMID: 23509903.
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    25. Rana BK, Bourne PE, Insel PA. Receptor databases and computational websites for ligand binding. Methods Mol Biol. 2012; 897:1-13. PMID: 22674158.
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    26. Valle AM, Radic Z, Rana BK, Mahboubi V, Wessel J, Shih PA, Rao F, O'Connor DT, Taylor P. Naturally occurring variations in the human cholinesterase genes: heritability and association with cardiovascular and metabolic traits. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 2011 Jul; 338(1):125-33. PMID: 21493754.
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    27. Rao F, Zhang K, Khandrika S, Mahata M, Fung MM, Ziegler MG, Rana BK, O'Connor DT. Isoprostane, an "intermediate phenotype" for oxidative stress heritability, risk trait associations, and the influence of chromogranin B polymorphism. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2010 Oct 12; 56(16):1338-50. PMID: 20888525.
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    28. Rao F, Zhang K, Zhang L, Rana BK, Wessel J, Fung MM, Rodriguez-Flores JL, Taupenot L, Ziegler MG, O'Connor DT. Human tyrosine hydroxylase natural allelic variation: influence on autonomic function and hypertension. Cell Mol Neurobiol. 2010 Nov; 30(8):1391-4. PMID: 20571875.
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    29. Zhang K, Rao F, Wang L, Rana BK, Ghosh S, Mahata M, Salem RM, Rodriguez-Flores JL, Fung MM, Waalen J, Tayo B, Taupenot L, Mahata SK, O'Connor DT. Common functional genetic variants in catecholamine storage vesicle protein promoter motifs interact to trigger systemic hypertension. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2010 Apr 06; 55(14):1463-75. PMID: 20359597.
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    30. Burg ED, Platoshyn O, Tsigelny IF, Lozano-Ruiz B, Rana BK, Yuan JX. Tetramerization domain mutations in KCNA5 affect channel kinetics and cause abnormal trafficking patterns. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2010 Mar; 298(3):C496-509. PMID: 20018952.
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    31. Muthusamy N, Ahmed SA, Rana BK, Navarre S, Kozlowski DJ, Liberles DA, Bergson C. Phylogenetic analysis of the NEEP21/calcyon/P19 family of endocytic proteins: evidence for functional evolution in the vertebrate CNS. J Mol Evol. 2009 Oct; 69(4):319-32. PMID: 19760447.
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    32. Fung MM, Rana BK, Tang CM, Shiina T, Nievergelt CM, Rao F, Salem RM, Waalen J, Ziegler MG, Insel PA, O'Connor DT. Dopamine D1 receptor (DRD1) genetic polymorphism: pleiotropic effects on heritable renal traits. Kidney Int. 2009 Nov; 76(10):1070-80. PMID: 19675531.
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    33. Rana BK, Wessel J, Mahboubi V, Rao F, Haeller J, Gayen JR, Eskin E, Valle AM, Das M, Mahata SK, Taupenot L, Stridsberg M, Talley TT, Ziegler MG, Smith DW, Schork NJ, O'Connor DT, Taylor P. Natural variation within the neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptor cluster on human chromosome 15q24: influence on heritable autonomic traits in twin pairs. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 2009 Nov; 331(2):419-28. PMID: 19671882.
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    34. Zhang K, Rao F, Rana BK, Gayen JR, Calegari F, King A, Rosa P, Huttner WB, Stridsberg M, Mahata M, Vaingankar S, Mahboubi V, Salem RM, Rodriguez-Flores JL, Fung MM, Smith DW, Schork NJ, Ziegler MG, Taupenot L, Mahata SK, O'Connor DT. Autonomic function in hypertension; role of genetic variation at the catecholamine storage vesicle protein chromogranin B. Circ Cardiovasc Genet. 2009 Feb; 2(1):46-56. PMID: 20011129.
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    35. Rao F, Zhang L, Wessel J, Zhang K, Wen G, Kennedy BP, Rana BK, Das M, Rodriguez-Flores JL, Smith DW, Cadman PE, Salem RM, Mahata SK, Schork NJ, Taupenot L, Ziegler MG, O'Connor DT. Adrenergic polymorphism and the human stress response. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2008 Dec; 1148:282-96. PMID: 19120120.
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    36. Valle AM, Radic Z, Rana BK, Whitfield JB, O'Connor DT, Martin NG, Taylor P. The cholinesterases: analysis by pharmacogenomics in man. Chem Biol Interact. 2008 Sep 25; 175(1-3):343-5. PMID: 18541229.
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    37. Salem RM, Cadman PE, Chen Y, Rao F, Wen G, Hamilton BA, Rana BK, Smith DW, Stridsberg M, Ward HJ, Mahata M, Mahata SK, Bowden DW, Hicks PJ, Freedman BI, Schork NJ, O'Connor DT. Chromogranin A polymorphisms are associated with hypertensive renal disease. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2008 Mar; 19(3):600-14. PMID: 18235090.
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    38. Bhatnagar V, O'Connor DT, Schork NJ, Salem RM, Nievergelt CM, Rana BK, Smith DW, Bakris GL, Middleton JP, Norris KC, Wright JT, Cheek D, Hiremath L, Contreras G, Appel LJ, Lipkowitz MS. Angiotensin-converting enzyme gene polymorphism predicts the time-course of blood pressure response to angiotensin converting enzyme inhibition in the AASK trial. J Hypertens. 2007 Oct; 25(10):2082-92. PMID: 17885551.
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    39. Zhang L, Rao F, Zhang K, Khandrika S, Das M, Vaingankar SM, Bao X, Rana BK, Smith DW, Wessel J, Salem RM, Rodriguez-Flores JL, Mahata SK, Schork NJ, Ziegler MG, O'Connor DT. Discovery of common human genetic variants of GTP cyclohydrolase 1 (GCH1) governing nitric oxide, autonomic activity, and cardiovascular risk. J Clin Invest. 2007 Sep; 117(9):2658-71. PMID: 17717598.
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    40. Rao F, Zhang L, Wessel J, Zhang K, Wen G, Kennedy BP, Rana BK, Das M, Rodriguez-Flores JL, Smith DW, Cadman PE, Salem RM, Mahata SK, Schork NJ, Taupenot L, Ziegler MG, O'Connor DT. Tyrosine hydroxylase, the rate-limiting enzyme in catecholamine biosynthesis: discovery of common human genetic variants governing transcription, autonomic activity, and blood pressure in vivo. Circulation. 2007 Aug 28; 116(9):993-1006. PMID: 17698732.
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    41. Knöll R, Postel R, Wang J, Krätzner R, Hennecke G, Vacaru AM, Vakeel P, Schubert C, Murthy K, Rana BK, Kube D, Knöll G, Schäfer K, Hayashi T, Holm T, Kimura A, Schork N, Toliat MR, Nürnberg P, Schultheiss HP, Schaper W, Schaper J, Bos E, Den Hertog J, van Eeden FJ, Peters PJ, Hasenfuss G, Chien KR, Bakkers J. Laminin-alpha4 and integrin-linked kinase mutations cause human cardiomyopathy via simultaneous defects in cardiomyocytes and endothelial cells. Circulation. 2007 Jul 31; 116(5):515-25. PMID: 17646580.
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    42. Rao F, Wen G, Gayen JR, Das M, Vaingankar SM, Rana BK, Mahata M, Kennedy BP, Salem RM, Stridsberg M, Abel K, Smith DW, Eskin E, Schork NJ, Hamilton BA, Ziegler MG, Mahata SK, O'Connor DT. Catecholamine release-inhibitory peptide catestatin (chromogranin A(352-372)): naturally occurring amino acid variant Gly364Ser causes profound changes in human autonomic activity and alters risk for hypertension. Circulation. 2007 May 01; 115(17):2271-81. PMID: 17438154.
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    43. Glatt SJ, Bousman C, Wang RS, Murthy KK, Rana BK, Lasky-Su JA, Zhu SC, Zhang R, Li J, Zhang B, Li J, Lyons MJ, Faraone SV, Tsuang MT. Evaluation of OPRM1 variants in heroin dependence by family-based association testing and meta-analysis. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2007 Oct 08; 90(2-3):159-65. PMID: 17416470.
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    44. Rao F, Wessel J, Wen G, Zhang L, Rana BK, Kennedy BP, Greenwood TA, Salem RM, Chen Y, Khandrika S, Hamilton BA, Smith DW, Holstein-Rathlou NH, Ziegler MG, Schork NJ, O'Connor DT. Renal albumin excretion: twin studies identify influences of heredity, environment, and adrenergic pathway polymorphism. Hypertension. 2007 May; 49(5):1015-31. PMID: 17353515.
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    45. Wessel J, Moratorio G, Rao F, Mahata M, Zhang L, Greene W, Rana BK, Kennedy BP, Khandrika S, Huang P, Lillie EO, Shih PA, Smith DW, Wen G, Hamilton BA, Ziegler MG, Witztum JL, Schork NJ, Schmid-Schönbein GW, O'Connor DT. C-reactive protein, an 'intermediate phenotype' for inflammation: human twin studies reveal heritability, association with blood pressure and the metabolic syndrome, and the influence of common polymorphism at catecholaminergic/beta-adrenergic pathway loci. J Hypertens. 2007 Feb; 25(2):329-43. PMID: 17211240.
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    46. Remillard CV, Tigno DD, Platoshyn O, Burg ED, Brevnova EE, Conger D, Nicholson A, Rana BK, Channick RN, Rubin LJ, O'connor DT, Yuan JX. Function of Kv1.5 channels and genetic variations of KCNA5 in patients with idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2007 May; 292(5):C1837-53. PMID: 17267549.
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    47. Rana BK, Insel PA, Payne SH, Abel K, Beutler E, Ziegler MG, Schork NJ, O'Connor DT. Population-based sample reveals gene-gender interactions in blood pressure in White Americans. Hypertension. 2007 Jan; 49(1):96-106. PMID: 17159089.
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    48. Seasholtz TM, Wessel J, Rao F, Rana BK, Khandrika S, Kennedy BP, Lillie EO, Ziegler MG, Smith DW, Schork NJ, Brown JH, O'Connor DT. Rho kinase polymorphism influences blood pressure and systemic vascular resistance in human twins: role of heredity. Hypertension. 2006 May; 47(5):937-47. PMID: 16585408.
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    49. Riddle EL, Rana BK, Murthy KK, Rao F, Eskin E, O'Connor DT, Insel PA. Polymorphisms and haplotypes of the regulator of G protein signaling-2 gene in normotensives and hypertensives. Hypertension. 2006 Mar; 47(3):415-20. PMID: 16432041.
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    50. Murthy KK, Mahboubi VS, Santiago A, Barragan MT, Knöll R, Schultheiss HP, O'Connor DT, Schork NJ, Rana BK. Assessment of multiple displacement amplification for polymorphism discovery and haplotype determination at a highly polymorphic locus, MC1R. Hum Mutat. 2005 Aug; 26(2):145-52. PMID: 15957185.
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    51. Bao X, Mills PJ, Rana BK, Dimsdale JE, Schork NJ, Smith DW, Rao F, Milic M, O'Connor DT, Ziegler MG. Interactive effects of common beta2-adrenoceptor haplotypes and age on susceptibility to hypertension and receptor function. Hypertension. 2005 Aug; 46(2):301-7. PMID: 16027244.
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    52. Etzel JP, Rana BK, Wen G, Parmer RJ, Schork NJ, O'Connor DT, Insel PA. Genetic variation at the human alpha2B-adrenergic receptor locus: role in blood pressure variation and yohimbine response. Hypertension. 2005 Jun; 45(6):1207-13. PMID: 15920038.
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    53. King D, Etzel JP, Chopra S, Smith J, Cadman PE, Rao F, Funk SD, Rana BK, Schork NJ, Insel PA, O'Connor DT. Human response to alpha2-adrenergic agonist stimulation studied in an isolated vascular bed in vivo: Biphasic influence of dose, age, gender, and receptor genotype. Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2005 May; 77(5):388-403. PMID: 15900285.
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    54. Rana BK, Insel PA. Receptor databases and computational websites for ligand binding. Methods Mol Biol. 2005; 306:1-15. PMID: 15867461.
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    55. Zhang L, Rao F, Wessel J, Kennedy BP, Rana BK, Taupenot L, Lillie EO, Cockburn M, Schork NJ, Ziegler MG, O'Connor DT. Functional allelic heterogeneity and pleiotropy of a repeat polymorphism in tyrosine hydroxylase: prediction of catecholamines and response to stress in twins. Physiol Genomics. 2004 Nov 17; 19(3):277-91. PMID: 15367723.
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    56. Greenwood TA, Rana BK, Schork NJ. Human haplotype block sizes are negatively correlated with recombination rates. Genome Res. 2004 Jul; 14(7):1358-61. PMID: 15231751.
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    57. Rana BK. New insights into G-protein-coupled receptor signaling from the melanocortin receptor system. Mol Pharmacol. 2003 Jul; 64(1):1-4. PMID: 12815154.
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    58. Chitbangonsyn SW, Mahboubi P, Walker D, Rana BK, Diggle KL, Timberlake DS, Parmer RJ, O'Connor DT. Physical mapping of autonomic/sympathetic candidate genetic loci for hypertension in the human genome: a somatic cell radiation hybrid library approach. J Hum Hypertens. 2003 May; 17(5):319-24. PMID: 12756404.
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    59. Lee A, Rana BK, Schiffer HH, Schork NJ, Brann MR, Insel PA, Weiner DM. Distribution analysis of nonsynonymous polymorphisms within the G-protein-coupled receptor gene family. Genomics. 2003 Mar; 81(3):245-8. PMID: 12659808.
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    60. Rana BK, Insel PA. G-protein-coupled receptor websites. Trends Pharmacol Sci. 2002 Nov; 23(11):535-6. PMID: 12413809.
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    61. Yao M, Song DH, Rana B, Wolfe MM. COX-2 selective inhibition reverses the trophic properties of gastrin in colorectal cancer. Br J Cancer. 2002 Aug 27; 87(5):574-9. PMID: 12189559.
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    62. Rana BK, Insel PA. Useful G-protein-coupled receptor websites. Trends Pharmacol Sci. 2001 Sep; 22(9):485-6. PMID: 12613478.
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    63. Ostrom RS, Gregorian C, Drenan RM, Gabot K, Rana BK, Insel PA. Key role for constitutive cyclooxygenase-2 of MDCK cells in basal signaling and response to released ATP. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2001 Aug; 281(2):C524-31. PMID: 11443051.
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    64. Rana BK, Pan L, Insel PA. Use of an in silico approach to define the gene structure of eukaryotic adenylyl cyclases. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2001 Jul 06; 285(1):152-7. PMID: 11437386.
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    65. Rana BK, Shiina T, Insel PA. Genetic variations and polymorphisms of G protein-coupled receptors: functional and therapeutic implications. Annu Rev Pharmacol Toxicol. 2001; 41:593-624. PMID: 11264470.
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    66. Rana BK, Hewett-Emmett D, Jin L, Chang BH, Sambuughin N, Lin M, Watkins S, Bamshad M, Jorde LB, Ramsay M, Jenkins T, Li WH. High polymorphism at the human melanocortin 1 receptor locus. Genetics. 1999 Apr; 151(4):1547-57. PMID: 10101176.
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