Ellen Breen

TitleAssociate Researcher
InstitutionUniversity of California San Diego
Address9500 Gilman Drive #0623A
La Jolla CA 92093
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    1. Nogueira L, Trisko BM, Lima-Rosa FL, Jackson J, Lund-Palau H, Yamaguchi M, Breen EC. Cigarette smoke directly impairs skeletal muscle function through capillary regression and altered myofiber calcium kinetics in mice. J Physiol. 2018 May 23. PMID: 29797443.
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    2. Crotty Alexander LE, Drummond CA, Hepokoski M, Mathew DP, Moshensky A, Willeford A, Das S, Singh P, Yong Z, Lee JH, Vega K, Du A, Shin J, Javier C, Tian J, Brown JH, Breen EC. Chronic Inhalation of E-Cigarette Vapor Containing Nicotine Disrupts Airway Barrier Function and Induces Systemic Inflammation and Multi-Organ Fibrosis in Mice. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2018 Jan 31. PMID: 29384700.
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    3. Rich B, Scadeng M, Yamaguchi M, Wagner PD, Breen EC. Skeletal myofiber vascular endothelial growth factor is required for the exercise training-induced increase in dentate gyrus neuronal precursor cells. J Physiol. 2017 Sep 01; 595(17):5931-5943. PMID: 28597506.
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    4. Breen EC, Scadeng M, Lai NC, Murray F, Bigby TD. Functional magnetic resonance imaging for in vivo quantification of pulmonary hypertension in the Sugen 5416/hypoxia mouse. Exp Physiol. 2017 03 01; 102(3):347-353. PMID: 27897352.
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    5. Knapp AE, Goldberg D, Delavar H, Trisko BM, Tang K, Hogan MC, Wagner PD, Breen EC. Skeletal myofiber VEGF regulates contraction-induced perfusion and exercise capacity but not muscle capillarity in adult mice. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2016 07 01; 311(1):R192-9. PMID: 27225953; PMCID: PMC4967234 [Available on 07/01/17].
    6. Tang K, Gu Y, Dalton ND, Wagner H, Peterson KL, Wagner PD, Breen EC. Selective Life-Long Skeletal Myofiber-Targeted VEGF Gene Ablation Impairs Exercise Capacity in Adult Mice. J Cell Physiol. 2016 Feb; 231(2):505-11. PMID: 26201683.
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    7. Huey KA, Smith SA, Sulaeman A, Breen EC. Skeletal myofiber VEGF is necessary for myogenic and contractile adaptations to functional overload of the plantaris in adult mice. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2016 Jan 15; 120(2):188-95. PMID: 26542520; PMCID: PMC4719059 [Available on 01/15/17].
    8. Darquenne C, Borja MG, Oakes JM, Breen EC, Olfert IM, Scadeng M, Prisk GK. Increase in relative deposition of fine particles in the rat lung periphery in the absence of gravity. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2014 Oct 15; 117(8):880-6. PMID: 25170069; PMCID: PMC4199993.
    9. Oakes JM, Breen EC, Scadeng M, Tchantchou GS, Darquenne C. MRI-based measurements of aerosol deposition in the lung of healthy and elastase-treated rats. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2014 Jun 15; 116(12):1561-8. PMID: 24790020; PMCID: PMC4064380.
    10. Delavar H, Nogueira L, Wagner PD, Hogan MC, Metzger D, Breen EC. Skeletal myofiber VEGF is essential for the exercise training response in adult mice. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2014 Apr 15; 306(8):R586-95. PMID: 24523345; PMCID: PMC4043130.
    11. Tang K, Murano G, Wagner H, Nogueira L, Wagner PD, Tang A, Dalton ND, Gu Y, Peterson KL, Breen EC. Impaired exercise capacity and skeletal muscle function in a mouse model of pulmonary inflammation. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2013 May; 114(9):1340-50. PMID: 23449936; PMCID: PMC3656431.
    12. Breen EC, Malloy JL, Tang K, Xia F, Fu Z, Hancock RE, Overhage J, Wagner PD, Spragg RG. Impaired pulmonary defense against Pseudomonas aeruginosa in VEGF gene inactivated mouse lung. J Cell Physiol. 2013 Feb; 228(2):371-9. PMID: 22718316; PMCID: PMC3484242.
    13. Oakes JM, Scadeng M, Breen EC, Prisk GK, Darquenne C. Regional distribution of aerosol deposition in rat lungs using magnetic resonance imaging. Ann Biomed Eng. 2013 May; 41(5):967-78. PMID: 23354670; PMCID: PMC3625510.
    14. Oakes JM, Scadeng M, Breen EC, Marsden AL, Darquenne C. Rat airway morphometry measured from in situ MRI-based geometric models. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2012 Jun; 112(11):1921-31. PMID: 22461437; PMCID: PMC3379152.
    15. Olfert IM, Howlett RA, Wagner PD, Breen EC. Myocyte vascular endothelial growth factor is required for exercise-induced skeletal muscle angiogenesis. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2010 Oct; 299(4):R1059-67. PMID: 20686173; PMCID: PMC2957383.
    16. Tang K, Wagner PD, Breen EC. TNF-alpha-mediated reduction in PGC-1alpha may impair skeletal muscle function after cigarette smoke exposure. J Cell Physiol. 2010 Feb; 222(2):320-7. PMID: 19859910.
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    17. Tang K, Xia FC, Wagner PD, Breen EC. Exercise-induced VEGF transcriptional activation in brain, lung and skeletal muscle. Respir Physiol Neurobiol. 2010 Jan 31; 170(1):16-22. PMID: 19853064; PMCID: PMC2826189.
    18. Olfert IM, Howlett RA, Tang K, Dalton ND, Gu Y, Peterson KL, Wagner PD, Breen EC. Muscle-specific VEGF deficiency greatly reduces exercise endurance in mice. J Physiol. 2009 Apr 15; 587(Pt 8):1755-67. PMID: 19237429; PMCID: PMC2683962.
    19. Rossiter HB, Breen EC. Commentaries on viewpoint: use of mean airspace chord length to assess emphysema. Assessment of emphysema benefits from quantification of heterogeneity. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2008 Dec; 105(6):1983-4; author reply 1986-7. PMID: 19140248.
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    20. Baker ME, Ruggeri B, Sprague LJ, Eckhardt-Ludka C, Lapira J, Wick I, Soverchia L, Ubaldi M, Polzonetti-Magni AM, Vidal-Dorsch D, Bay S, Gully JR, Reyes JA, Kelley KM, Schlenk D, Breen EC, Sásik R, Hardiman G. Analysis of endocrine disruption in Southern California coastal fish using an aquatic multispecies microarray. Environ Health Perspect. 2009 Feb; 117(2):223-30. PMID: 19270792; PMCID: PMC2649224.
    21. Rossiter HB, Scadeng M, Tang K, Wagner PD, Breen EC. Doxycycline treatment prevents alveolar destruction in VEGF-deficient mouse lung. J Cell Biochem. 2008 May 15; 104(2):525-35. PMID: 18181212.
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    22. Breen E, Tang K, Olfert M, Knapp A, Wagner P. Skeletal muscle capillarity during hypoxia: VEGF and its activation. High Alt Med Biol. 2008; 9(2):158-66. PMID: 18578647.
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    23. Breen EC. VEGF in biological control. J Cell Biochem. 2007 Dec 15; 102(6):1358-67. PMID: 17979153.
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    24. Scadeng M, Rossiter HB, Dubowitz DJ, Breen EC. High-resolution three-dimensional magnetic resonance imaging of mouse lung in situ. Invest Radiol. 2007 Jan; 42(1):50-7. PMID: 17213749.
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    25. Olfert IM, Breen EC, Gavin TP, Wagner PD. Temporal thrombospondin-1 mRNA response in skeletal muscle exposed to acute and chronic exercise. Growth Factors. 2006 Dec; 24(4):253-9. PMID: 17381066.
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    26. Wagner PD, Olfert IM, Tang K, Breen EC. Muscle-targeted deletion of VEGF and exercise capacity in mice. Respir Physiol Neurobiol. 2006 Apr 28; 151(2-3):159-66. PMID: 16344007.
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    27. Tang K, Breen EC, Wagner H, Brutsaert TD, Gassmann M, Wagner PD. HIF and VEGF relationships in response to hypoxia and sciatic nerve stimulation in rat gastrocnemius. Respir Physiol Neurobiol. 2004 Nov 30; 144(1):71-80. PMID: 15522704.
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    28. Tang K, Rossiter HB, Wagner PD, Breen EC. Lung-targeted VEGF inactivation leads to an emphysema phenotype in mice. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2004 Oct; 97(4):1559-66; discussion 1549. PMID: 15208295.
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    29. Tang K, Breen EC, Gerber HP, Ferrara NM, Wagner PD. Capillary regression in vascular endothelial growth factor-deficient skeletal muscle. Physiol Genomics. 2004 Jun 17; 18(1):63-9. PMID: 15084712.
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    30. Breen EC, Tang K. Calcyclin (S100A6) regulates pulmonary fibroblast proliferation, morphology, and cytoskeletal organization in vitro. J Cell Biochem. 2003 Mar 01; 88(4):848-54. PMID: 12577318.
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    31. Tang K, Breen EC, Wagner PD. Hu protein R-mediated posttranscriptional regulation of VEGF expression in rat gastrocnemius muscle. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2002 Oct; 283(4):H1497-504. PMID: 12234802.
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    32. Brutsaert TD, Gavin TP, Fu Z, Breen EC, Tang K, Mathieu-Costello O, Wagner PD. Regional differences in expression of VEGF mRNA in rat gastrocnemius following 1 hr exercise or electrical stimulation. BMC Physiol. 2002 Jun 19; 2:8. PMID: 12086595; PMCID: PMC117122.
    33. Breen EC. Mechanical strain increases type I collagen expression in pulmonary fibroblasts in vitro. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2000 Jan; 88(1):203-9. PMID: 10642382.
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