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Clinical and Translational Science Institute

Last Name

John S. Parks, Ph.D.

TitleSection Chief
InstitutionWake Forest School of Medicine
DepartmentInternal Medicine - Molecular Medicine
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    TitleSection Chief
    InstitutionWake Forest School of Medicine
    DepartmentInternal Medicine-Molecular Medicine

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    R01HL038066     (PARKS, JOHN S)Apr 1, 1987 - Mar 31, 1991
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R01HL046805     (PARKS, JOHN S)Feb 1, 1992 - Feb 28, 1993
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R01HL054176     (PARKS, JOHN S)Mar 1, 1996 - Dec 31, 2009
    LCAT, Lipids, and Atherosclerosis
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R01HL062411     (PARKS, JOHN S)Jun 1, 1999 - Jun 30, 1999
    Role: Principal Investigator

    T32HL091797     (PARKS, JOHN S)Apr 1, 2008 - Mar 31, 2018
    Integrative Lipid Metabolism, Inflammation, and Chronic Diseases
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R01HL094525     (PARKS, JOHN S)Aug 1, 2009 - May 31, 2014
    Macrophage, ABCA1, Inflammation, and Atherosclerosis
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R01HL119962     (PARKS, JOHN S)Jul 23, 2013 - Jun 30, 2018
    The Role of Hepatocyte ABCA1 in Lipid Mobilization and Transport
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R01HL119983     (PARKS, JOHN S)Aug 1, 2014 - Jun 30, 2018
    Regulation of ApoB Lipoprotein Expansion and Hepatic Lipid Efflux by ApoA-IV
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R13HL132403     (PARKS, JOHN S)Jun 1, 2016 - May 31, 2017
    2016 Lipoprotein Metabolism Gordon Research Conference and Gordon Research Seminar
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Liu M, Chung S, Shelness GS, Parks JS. Hepatic ABCA1 deficiency is associated with delayed apolipoprotein B secretory trafficking and augmented VLDL triglyceride secretion. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2017 Oct; 1862(10 Pt A):1035-1043. PMID: 28694219.
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    2. Lee SG, Parks JS, Kang HW. Quercetin, a functional compound of onion peel, remodels white adipocytes to brown-like adipocytes. J Nutr Biochem. 2017 Apr; 42:62-71. PMID: 28131896.
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    3. Shewale SV, Brown AL, Bi X, Boudyguina E, Sawyer JK, Alexander-Miller MA, Parks JS. In vivo activation of leukocyte GPR120/FFAR4 by PUFAs has minimal impact on atherosclerosis in LDL receptor knockout mice. J Lipid Res. 2017 Jan; 58(1):236-246. PMID: 27811230.
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    4. Cheng D, Xu X, Simon T, Boudyguina E, Deng Z, VerHague M, Lee AH, Shelness GS, Weinberg RB, Parks JS. Very Low Density Lipoprotein Assembly Is Required for cAMP-responsive Element-binding Protein H Processing and Hepatic Apolipoprotein A-IV Expression. J Biol Chem. 2016 Nov 04; 291(45):23793-23803. PMID: 27655915.
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    5. Lai L, Azzam KM, Lin WC, Rai P, Lowe JM, Gabor KA, Madenspacher JH, Aloor JJ, Parks JS, Näär AM, Fessler MB. MicroRNA-33 Regulates the Innate Immune Response via ATP Binding Cassette Transporter-mediated Remodeling of Membrane Microdomains. J Biol Chem. 2016 Sep 09; 291(37):19651-60. PMID: 27471270; PMCID: PMC5016698 [Available on 09/09/17].
    6. Westerterp M, Tsuchiya K, Tattersall IW, Fotakis P, Bochem AE, Molusky MM, Ntonga V, Abramowicz S, Parks JS, Welch CL, Kitajewski J, Accili D, Tall AR. Deficiency of ATP-Binding Cassette Transporters A1 and G1 in Endothelial Cells Accelerates Atherosclerosis in Mice. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2016 Jul; 36(7):1328-37. PMID: 27199450; PMCID: PMC4919153 [Available on 07/01/17].
    7. Baptista PM, Moran EC, Vyas D, Ribeiro MH, Atala A, Sparks JL, Soker S. Fluid Flow Regulation of Revascularization and Cellular Organization in a Bioengineered Liver Platform. Tissue Eng Part C Methods. 2016 Mar; 22(3):199-207. PMID: 26772270; PMCID: PMC4863717 [Available on 01/01/17].
    8. Chung S, Parks JS. Dietary cholesterol effects on adipose tissue inflammation. Curr Opin Lipidol. 2016 Feb; 27(1):19-25. PMID: 26655292; PMCID: PMC4703484 [Available on 02/01/17].
    9. Cao Q, Cui X, Wu R, Zha L, Wang X, Parks JS, Yu L, Shi H, Xue B. Myeloid Deletion of a1AMPK Exacerbates Atherosclerosis in LDL Receptor Knockout (LDLRKO) Mice. Diabetes. 2016 Jun; 65(6):1565-76. PMID: 26822081; PMCID: PMC4878417 [Available on 06/01/17].
    10. Gu X, Wu Z, Huang Y, Wagner MA, Baleanu-Gogonea C, Mehl RA, Buffa JA, DiDonato AJ, Hazen LB, Fox PL, Gogonea V, Parks JS, DiDonato JA, Hazen SL. A Systematic Investigation of Structure/Function Requirements for the Apolipoprotein A-I/Lecithin Cholesterol Acyltransferase Interaction Loop of High-density Lipoprotein. J Biol Chem. 2016 Mar 18; 291(12):6386-95. PMID: 26797122; PMCID: PMC4813583 [Available on 03/18/17].
    11. Weckerle A, Snipes JA, Cheng D, Gebre AK, Reisz JA, Murea M, Shelness GS, Hawkins GA, Furdui CM, Freedman BI, Parks JS, Ma L. Characterization of circulating APOL1 protein complexes in African Americans. J Lipid Res. 2016 Jan; 57(1):120-30. PMID: 26586272; PMCID: PMC4689339 [Available on 01/01/17].
    12. Ito A, Hong C, Rong X, Zhu X, Tarling EJ, Hedde PN, Gratton E, Parks J, Tontonoz P. LXRs link metabolism to inflammation through Abca1-dependent regulation of membrane composition and TLR signaling. Elife. 2015 Jul 14; 4:e08009. PMID: 26173179; PMCID: PMC4517437.
    13. Ding J, Reynolds LM, Zeller T, Müller C, Lohman K, Nicklas BJ, Kritchevsky SB, Huang Z, de la Fuente A, Soranzo N, Settlage RE, Chuang CC, Howard T, Xu N, Goodarzi MO, Chen YD, Rotter JI, Siscovick DS, Parks JS, Murphy S, Jacobs DR, Post W, Tracy RP, Wild PS, Blankenberg S, Hoeschele I, Herrington D, McCall CE, Liu Y. Alterations of a Cellular Cholesterol Metabolism Network Are a Molecular Feature of Obesity-Related Type 2 Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease. Diabetes. 2015 Oct; 64(10):3464-74. PMID: 26153245; PMCID: PMC4587646 [Available on 10/01/16].
    14. Cheng D, Weckerle A, Yu Y, Ma L, Zhu X, Murea M, Freedman BI, Parks JS, Shelness GS. Biogenesis and cytotoxicity of APOL1 renal risk variant proteins in hepatocytes and hepatoma cells. J Lipid Res. 2015 Aug; 56(8):1583-93. PMID: 26089538; PMCID: PMC4513999.
    15. Dusatkova P, Pfäffle R, Brown MR, Akulevich N, Arnhold IJ, Kalina MA, Kot K, Krzisnik C, Lemos MC, Malikova J, Navardauskaite R, Obermannova B, Pribilincova Z, Sallai A, Stipancic G, Verkauskiene R, Cinek O, Blum WF, Parks JS, Austerlitz F, Lebl J. Genesis of two most prevalent PROP1 gene variants causing combined pituitary hormone deficiency in 21 populations. Eur J Hum Genet. 2016 Mar; 24(3):415-20. PMID: 26059845; PMCID: PMC4755373 [Available on 03/01/17].
    16. Shewale SV, Boudyguina E, Zhu X, Shen L, Hutchins PM, Barkley RM, Murphy RC, Parks JS. Botanical oils enriched in n-6 and n-3 FADS2 products are equally effective in preventing atherosclerosis and fatty liver. J Lipid Res. 2015 Jun; 56(6):1191-205. PMID: 25921305; PMCID: PMC4442876.
    17. Chowdhury SM, Zhu X, Aloor JJ, Azzam KM, Gabor KA, Ge W, Addo KA, Tomer KB, Parks JS, Fessler MB. Proteomic Analysis of ABCA1-Null Macrophages Reveals a Role for Stomatin-Like Protein-2 in Raft Composition and Toll-Like Receptor Signaling. Mol Cell Proteomics. 2015 Jul; 14(7):1859-70. PMID: 25910759; PMCID: PMC4587328.
    18. Liu M, Allegood J, Zhu X, Seo J, Gebre AK, Boudyguina E, Cheng D, Chuang CC, Shelness GS, Spiegel S, Parks JS. Uncleaved ApoM signal peptide is required for formation of large ApoM/sphingosine 1-phosphate (S1P)-enriched HDL particles. J Biol Chem. 2015 Mar 20; 290(12):7861-70. PMID: 25627684; PMCID: PMC4367285.
    19. Cao Q, Wang X, Jia L, Mondal AK, Diallo A, Hawkins GA, Das SK, Parks JS, Yu L, Shi H, Shi H, Xue B. Inhibiting DNA Methylation by 5-Aza-2'-deoxycytidine ameliorates atherosclerosis through suppressing macrophage inflammation. Endocrinology. 2014 Dec; 155(12):4925-38. PMID: 25251587; PMCID: PMC4239421.
    20. Merjaneh L, Parks JS, Muir AB, Fadoju D. A novel TRPS1 gene mutation causing trichorhinophalangeal syndrome with growth hormone responsive short stature: a case report and review of the literature. Int J Pediatr Endocrinol. 2014; 2014(1):16. PMID: 25177352; PMCID: PMC4148676.
    21. Cao Q, Rong S, Repa JJ, St Clair R, Parks JS, Mishra N. Histone deacetylase 9 represses cholesterol efflux and alternatively activated macrophages in atherosclerosis development. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2014 Sep; 34(9):1871-9. PMID: 25035344; PMCID: PMC4217086.
    22. Ma L, Shelness GS, Snipes JA, Murea M, Antinozzi PA, Cheng D, Saleem MA, Satchell SC, Banas B, Mathieson PW, Kretzler M, Hemal AK, Rudel LL, Petrovic S, Weckerle A, Pollak MR, Ross MD, Parks JS, Freedman BI. Localization of APOL1 protein and mRNA in the human kidney: nondiseased tissue, primary cells, and immortalized cell lines. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2015 Feb; 26(2):339-48. PMID: 25012173; PMCID: PMC4310650.
    23. Chung S, Cuffe H, Marshall SM, McDaniel AL, Ha JH, Kavanagh K, Hong C, Tontonoz P, Temel RE, Parks JS. Dietary cholesterol promotes adipocyte hypertrophy and adipose tissue inflammation in visceral, but not in subcutaneous, fat in monkeys. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2014 Sep; 34(9):1880-7. PMID: 24969772; PMCID: PMC4140949.
    24. Bi X, Zhu X, Gao C, Shewale S, Cao Q, Liu M, Boudyguina E, Gebre AK, Wilson MD, Brown AL, Parks JS. Myeloid cell-specific ATP-binding cassette transporter A1 deletion has minimal impact on atherogenesis in atherogenic diet-fed low-density lipoprotein receptor knockout mice. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2014 Sep; 34(9):1888-99. PMID: 24833800; PMCID: PMC4140956.
    25. Huang Y, DiDonato JA, Levison BS, Schmitt D, Li L, Wu Y, Buffa J, Kim T, Gerstenecker GS, Gu X, Kadiyala CS, Wang Z, Culley MK, Hazen JE, Didonato AJ, Fu X, Berisha SZ, Peng D, Nguyen TT, Liang S, Chuang CC, Cho L, Plow EF, Fox PL, Gogonea V, Tang WH, Parks JS, Fisher EA, Smith JD, Hazen SL. An abundant dysfunctional apolipoprotein A1 in human atheroma. Nat Med. 2014 Feb; 20(2):193-203. PMID: 24464187; PMCID: PMC3923163.
    26. Liu M, Seo J, Allegood J, Bi X, Zhu X, Boudyguina E, Gebre AK, Avni D, Shah D, Sorci-Thomas MG, Thomas MJ, Shelness GS, Spiegel S, Parks JS. Hepatic apolipoprotein M (apoM) overexpression stimulates formation of larger apoM/sphingosine 1-phosphate-enriched plasma high density lipoprotein. J Biol Chem. 2014 Jan 31; 289(5):2801-14. PMID: 24318881; PMCID: PMC3908412.
    27. Iqbal J, Parks JS, Hussain MM. Lipid absorption defects in intestine-specific microsomal triglyceride transfer protein and ATP-binding cassette transporter A1-deficient mice. J Biol Chem. 2013 Oct 18; 288(42):30432-44. PMID: 24019513; PMCID: PMC3798507.
    28. Zhu X, Chung S, Bi X, Chuang CC, Brown AL, Liu M, Seo J, Cuffe H, Gebre AK, Boudyguina E, Parks JS. Myeloid cell-specific ABCA1 deletion does not worsen insulin resistance in HF diet-induced or genetically obese mouse models. J Lipid Res. 2013 Oct; 54(10):2708-17. PMID: 23894207; PMCID: PMC3770084.
    29. Forrest LM, Lough CM, Chung S, Boudyguina EY, Gebre AK, Smith TL, Colvin PL, Parks JS. Echium oil reduces plasma triglycerides by increasing intravascular lipolysis in apoB100-only low density lipoprotein (LDL) receptor knockout mice. Nutrients. 2013 Jul 12; 5(7):2629-45. PMID: 23857172; PMCID: PMC3738992.
    30. Bi X, Zhu X, Duong M, Boudyguina EY, Wilson MD, Gebre AK, Parks JS. Liver ABCA1 deletion in LDLrKO mice does not impair macrophage reverse cholesterol transport or exacerbate atherogenesis. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2013 Oct; 33(10):2288-96. PMID: 23814116; PMCID: PMC3793209.
    31. Cheng HY, Wu R, Gebre AK, Hanna RN, Smith DJ, Parks JS, Ley K, Hedrick CC. Increased cholesterol content in gammadelta (?d) T lymphocytes differentially regulates their activation. PLoS One. 2013; 8(5):e63746. PMID: 23704936; PMCID: PMC3660587.
    32. Westerterp M, Murphy AJ, Wang M, Pagler TA, Vengrenyuk Y, Kappus MS, Gorman DJ, Nagareddy PR, Zhu X, Abramowicz S, Parks JS, Welch C, Fisher EA, Wang N, Yvan-Charvet L, Tall AR. Deficiency of ATP-binding cassette transporters A1 and G1 in macrophages increases inflammation and accelerates atherosclerosis in mice. Circ Res. 2013 May 24; 112(11):1456-65. PMID: 23572498; PMCID: PMC3839866.
    33. Sene A, Khan AA, Cox D, Nakamura RE, Santeford A, Kim BM, Sidhu R, Onken MD, Harbour JW, Hagbi-Levi S, Chowers I, Edwards PA, Baldan A, Parks JS, Ory DS, Apte RS. Impaired cholesterol efflux in senescent macrophages promotes age-related macular degeneration. Cell Metab. 2013 Apr 02; 17(4):549-61. PMID: 23562078; PMCID: PMC3640261.
    34. Ma L, Murea M, Snipes JA, Marinelarena A, Krüger J, Hicks PJ, Langberg KA, Bostrom MA, Cooke JN, Suzuki D, Babazono T, Uzu T, Tang SC, Mondal AK, Sharma NK, Kobes S, Antinozzi PA, Davis M, Das SK, Rasouli N, Kern PA, Shores NJ, Rudel LL, Blüher M, Stumvoll M, Bowden DW, Maeda S, Parks JS, Kovacs P, Hanson RL, Baier LJ, Elbein SC, Freedman BI. An ACACB variant implicated in diabetic nephropathy associates with body mass index and gene expression in obese subjects. PLoS One. 2013; 8(2):e56193. PMID: 23460794; PMCID: PMC3584087.
    35. Sag D, Wingender G, Nowyhed H, Wu R, Gebre AK, Parks JS, Kronenberg M, Hedrick CC. ATP-binding cassette transporter G1 intrinsically regulates invariant NKT cell development. J Immunol. 2012 Dec 01; 189(11):5129-38. PMID: 23100511; PMCID: PMC3776580.
    36. Zhu X, Westcott MM, Bi X, Liu M, Gowdy KM, Seo J, Cao Q, Gebre AK, Fessler MB, Hiltbold EM, Hitbold EM, Parks JS. Myeloid cell-specific ABCA1 deletion protects mice from bacterial infection. Circ Res. 2012 Nov 09; 111(11):1398-409. PMID: 22955730; PMCID: PMC3494814.
    37. Brown AL, Zhu X, Rong S, Shewale S, Seo J, Boudyguina E, Gebre AK, Alexander-Miller MA, Parks JS. Omega-3 fatty acids ameliorate atherosclerosis by favorably altering monocyte subsets and limiting monocyte recruitment to aortic lesions. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2012 Sep; 32(9):2122-30. PMID: 22814747; PMCID: PMC3431287.
    38. Sorci-Thomas MG, Owen JS, Fulp B, Bhat S, Zhu X, Parks JS, Shah D, Jerome WG, Gerelus M, Zabalawi M, Thomas MJ. Nascent high density lipoproteins formed by ABCA1 resemble lipid rafts and are structurally organized by three apoA-I monomers. J Lipid Res. 2012 Sep; 53(9):1890-909. PMID: 22750655; PMCID: PMC3413229.
    39. Parks JS, Chung S, Shelness GS. Hepatic ABC transporters and triglyceride metabolism. Curr Opin Lipidol. 2012 Jun; 23(3):196-200. PMID: 22488425; PMCID: PMC3793202.
    40. Zhu X, Parks JS. New roles of HDL in inflammation and hematopoiesis. Annu Rev Nutr. 2012 Aug 21; 32:161-82. PMID: 22540255; PMCID: PMC3830451.
    41. Youm YH, Kanneganti TD, Vandanmagsar B, Zhu X, Ravussin A, Adijiang A, Owen JS, Thomas MJ, Francis J, Parks JS, Dixit VD. The Nlrp3 inflammasome promotes age-related thymic demise and immunosenescence. Cell Rep. 2012 Jan 26; 1(1):56-68. PMID: 22832107; PMCID: PMC3883512.
    42. Rong S, Cao Q, Liu M, Seo J, Jia L, Boudyguina E, Gebre AK, Colvin PL, Smith TL, Murphy RC, Mishra N, Parks JS. Macrophage 12/15 lipoxygenase expression increases plasma and hepatic lipid levels and exacerbates atherosclerosis. J Lipid Res. 2012 Apr; 53(4):686-95. PMID: 22279185; PMCID: PMC3307645.
    43. Lord CC, Betters JL, Ivanova PT, Milne SB, Myers DS, Madenspacher J, Thomas G, Chung S, Liu M, Davis MA, Lee RG, Crooke RM, Graham MJ, Parks JS, Brasaemle DL, Fessler MB, Brown HA, Brown JM. CGI-58/ABHD5-derived signaling lipids regulate systemic inflammation and insulin action. Diabetes. 2012 Feb; 61(2):355-63. PMID: 22228714; PMCID: PMC3266405.
    44. Forrest LM, Boudyguina E, Wilson MD, Parks JS. Echium oil reduces atherosclerosis in apoB100-only LDLrKO mice. Atherosclerosis. 2012 Jan; 220(1):118-21. PMID: 22100249; PMCID: PMC3258669.
    45. Liu M, Chung S, Shelness GS, Parks JS. Hepatic ABCA1 and VLDL triglyceride production. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2012 May; 1821(5):770-7. PMID: 22001232; PMCID: PMC3272310.
    46. Chung S, Sawyer JK, Gebre AK, Maeda N, Parks JS. Adipose tissue ATP binding cassette transporter A1 contributes to high-density lipoprotein biogenesis in vivo. Circulation. 2011 Oct 11; 124(15):1663-72. PMID: 21931081; PMCID: PMC3202242.
    47. Freedman BI, Langefeld CD, Murea M, Ma L, Otvos JD, Turner J, Antinozzi PA, Divers J, Hicks PJ, Bowden DW, Rocco MV, Parks JS. Apolipoprotein L1 nephropathy risk variants associate with HDL subfraction concentration in African Americans. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2011 Nov; 26(11):3805-10. PMID: 21931123; PMCID: PMC3203631.
    48. Ma L, Mondal AK, Murea M, Sharma NK, Tönjes A, Langberg KA, Das SK, Franks PW, Kovacs P, Antinozzi PA, Stumvoll M, Parks JS, Elbein SC, Freedman BI. The effect of ACACB cis-variants on gene expression and metabolic traits. PLoS One. 2011; 6(8):e23860. PMID: 21887335; PMCID: PMC3162605.
    49. Fessler MB, Parks JS. Intracellular lipid flux and membrane microdomains as organizing principles in inflammatory cell signaling. J Immunol. 2011 Aug 15; 187(4):1529-35. PMID: 21810617; PMCID: PMC3151145.
    50. Murea M, Freedman BI, Parks JS, Antinozzi PA, Elbein SC, Ma L. Lipotoxicity in diabetic nephropathy: the potential role of fatty acid oxidation. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2010 Dec; 5(12):2373-9. PMID: 21051750.
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    51. Zhu X, Owen JS, Wilson MD, Li H, Griffiths GL, Thomas MJ, Hiltbold EM, Fessler MB, Parks JS. Macrophage ABCA1 reduces MyD88-dependent Toll-like receptor trafficking to lipid rafts by reduction of lipid raft cholesterol. J Lipid Res. 2010 Nov; 51(11):3196-206. PMID: 20650929; PMCID: PMC2952560.
    52. Smoak KA, Aloor JJ, Madenspacher J, Merrick BA, Collins JB, Zhu X, Cavigiolio G, Oda MN, Parks JS, Fessler MB. Myeloid differentiation primary response protein 88 couples reverse cholesterol transport to inflammation. Cell Metab. 2010 Jun 09; 11(6):493-502. PMID: 20519121; PMCID: PMC3091482.
    53. Sturek JM, Castle JD, Trace AP, Page LC, Castle AM, Evans-Molina C, Parks JS, Mirmira RG, Hedrick CC. An intracellular role for ABCG1-mediated cholesterol transport in the regulated secretory pathway of mouse pancreatic beta cells. J Clin Invest. 2010 Jul; 120(7):2575-89. PMID: 20530872; PMCID: PMC2898593.
    54. Chung S, Gebre AK, Seo J, Shelness GS, Parks JS. A novel role for ABCA1-generated large pre-beta migrating nascent HDL in the regulation of hepatic VLDL triglyceride secretion. J Lipid Res. 2010 Apr; 51(4):729-42. PMID: 20215580; PMCID: PMC2842152.
    55. Chung S, Timmins JM, Duong M, Degirolamo C, Rong S, Sawyer JK, Singaraja RR, Hayden MR, Maeda N, Rudel LL, Shelness GS, Parks JS. Targeted deletion of hepatocyte ABCA1 leads to very low density lipoprotein triglyceride overproduction and low density lipoprotein hypercatabolism. J Biol Chem. 2010 Apr 16; 285(16):12197-209. PMID: 20178985; PMCID: PMC2852959.
    56. Whetzel AM, Sturek JM, Nagelin MH, Bolick DT, Gebre AK, Parks JS, Bruce AC, Skaflen MD, Hedrick CC. ABCG1 deficiency in mice promotes endothelial activation and monocyte-endothelial interactions. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2010 Apr; 30(4):809-17. PMID: 20110576; PMCID: PMC2862679.
    57. Armstrong AJ, Gebre AK, Parks JS, Hedrick CC. ATP-binding cassette transporter G1 negatively regulates thymocyte and peripheral lymphocyte proliferation. J Immunol. 2010 Jan 01; 184(1):173-83. PMID: 19949102; PMCID: PMC3316475.
    58. Cheng D, MacArthur PS, Rong S, Parks JS, Shelness GS. Alternative splicing attenuates transgenic expression directed by the apolipoprotein E promoter-enhancer based expression vector pLIV11. J Lipid Res. 2010 Apr; 51(4):849-55. PMID: 19965599; PMCID: PMC2842150.
    59. Brown JM, Chung S, Sawyer JK, Degirolamo C, Alger HM, Nguyen TM, Zhu X, Duong MN, Brown AL, Lord C, Shah R, Davis MA, Kelley K, Wilson MD, Madenspacher J, Fessler MB, Parks JS, Rudel LL. Combined therapy of dietary fish oil and stearoyl-CoA desaturase 1 inhibition prevents the metabolic syndrome and atherosclerosis. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2010 Jan; 30(1):24-30. PMID: 19834103; PMCID: PMC2796293.
    60. Mulya A, Seo J, Brown AL, Gebre AK, Boudyguina E, Shelness GS, Parks JS. Apolipoprotein M expression increases the size of nascent pre beta HDL formed by ATP binding cassette transporter A1. J Lipid Res. 2010 Mar; 51(3):514-24. PMID: 19767535; PMCID: PMC2817581.
    61. Maitra U, Parks JS, Li L. An innate immunity signaling process suppresses macrophage ABCA1 expression through IRAK-1-mediated downregulation of retinoic acid receptor alpha and NFATc2. Mol Cell Biol. 2009 Nov; 29(22):5989-97. PMID: 19752193; PMCID: PMC2772564.
    62. A-Gonzalez N, Bensinger SJ, Hong C, Beceiro S, Bradley MN, Zelcer N, Deniz J, Ramirez C, Díaz M, Gallardo G, de Galarreta CR, Salazar J, Lopez F, Edwards P, Parks J, Andujar M, Tontonoz P, Castrillo A. Apoptotic cells promote their own clearance and immune tolerance through activation of the nuclear receptor LXR. Immunity. 2009 Aug 21; 31(2):245-58. PMID: 19646905; PMCID: PMC2791787.
    63. Karasinska JM, Rinninger F, Lütjohann D, Ruddle P, Franciosi S, Kruit JK, Singaraja RR, Hirsch-Reinshagen V, Fan J, Brunham LR, Bissada N, Ramakrishnan R, Wellington CL, Parks JS, Hayden MR. Specific loss of brain ABCA1 increases brain cholesterol uptake and influences neuronal structure and function. J Neurosci. 2009 Mar 18; 29(11):3579-89. PMID: 19295162; PMCID: PMC2678874.
    64. Brunham LR, Singaraja RR, Duong M, Timmins JM, Fievet C, Bissada N, Kang MH, Samra A, Fruchart JC, McManus B, Staels B, Parks JS, Hayden MR. Tissue-specific roles of ABCA1 influence susceptibility to atherosclerosis. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2009 Apr; 29(4):548-54. PMID: 19201688.
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    65. Hirsch-Reinshagen V, Donkin J, Stukas S, Chan J, Wilkinson A, Fan J, Parks JS, Kuivenhoven JA, Lütjohann D, Pritchard H, Wellington CL. LCAT synthesized by primary astrocytes esterifies cholesterol on glia-derived lipoproteins. J Lipid Res. 2009 May; 50(5):885-93. PMID: 19065001; PMCID: PMC2666175.
    66. Domoki F, Kis B, Gáspár T, Snipes JA, Parks JS, Bari F, Busija DW. Rosuvastatin induces delayed preconditioning against oxygen-glucose deprivation in cultured cortical neurons. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2009 Jan; 296(1):C97-105. PMID: 18971391; PMCID: PMC2636993.
    67. Brown JM, Chung S, Sawyer JK, Degirolamo C, Alger HM, Nguyen T, Zhu X, Duong MN, Wibley AL, Shah R, Davis MA, Kelley K, Wilson MD, Kent C, Parks JS, Rudel LL. Inhibition of stearoyl-coenzyme A desaturase 1 dissociates insulin resistance and obesity from atherosclerosis. Circulation. 2008 Sep 30; 118(14):1467-75. PMID: 18794388; PMCID: PMC2716169.
    68. Bensinger SJ, Bradley MN, Joseph SB, Zelcer N, Janssen EM, Hausner MA, Shih R, Parks JS, Edwards PA, Jamieson BD, Tontonoz P. LXR signaling couples sterol metabolism to proliferation in the acquired immune response. Cell. 2008 Jul 11; 134(1):97-111. PMID: 18614014; PMCID: PMC2626438.
    69. Mulya A, Lee JY, Gebre AK, Boudyguina EY, Chung SK, Smith TL, Colvin PL, Jiang XC, Parks JS. Initial interaction of apoA-I with ABCA1 impacts in vivo metabolic fate of nascent HDL. J Lipid Res. 2008 Nov; 49(11):2390-401. PMID: 18583707; PMCID: PMC2563212.
    70. Zhu X, Lee JY, Timmins JM, Brown JM, Boudyguina E, Mulya A, Gebre AK, Willingham MC, Hiltbold EM, Mishra N, Maeda N, Parks JS. Increased cellular free cholesterol in macrophage-specific Abca1 knock-out mice enhances pro-inflammatory response of macrophages. J Biol Chem. 2008 Aug 22; 283(34):22930-41. PMID: 18552351; PMCID: PMC2516976.
    71. Chilton FH, Rudel LL, Parks JS, Arm JP, Seeds MC. Mechanisms by which botanical lipids affect inflammatory disorders. Am J Clin Nutr. 2008 Feb; 87(2):498S-503S. PMID: 18258646.
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    72. Zhang P, Boudyguina E, Wilson MD, Gebre AK, Parks JS. Echium oil reduces plasma lipids and hepatic lipogenic gene expression in apoB100-only LDL receptor knockout mice. J Nutr Biochem. 2008 Oct; 19(10):655-63. PMID: 18155507; PMCID: PMC2610363.
    73. Wu Z, Wagner MA, Zheng L, Parks JS, Shy JM, Smith JD, Gogonea V, Hazen SL. The refined structure of nascent HDL reveals a key functional domain for particle maturation and dysfunction. Nat Struct Mol Biol. 2007 Sep; 14(9):861-8. PMID: 17676061.
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    74. Mulya A, Lee JY, Gebre AK, Thomas MJ, Colvin PL, Parks JS. Minimal lipidation of pre-beta HDL by ABCA1 results in reduced ability to interact with ABCA1. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2007 Aug; 27(8):1828-36. PMID: 17510466.
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    75. Brunham LR, Kruit JK, Pape TD, Timmins JM, Reuwer AQ, Vasanji Z, Marsh BJ, Rodrigues B, Johnson JD, Parks JS, Verchere CB, Hayden MR. Beta-cell ABCA1 influences insulin secretion, glucose homeostasis and response to thiazolidinedione treatment. Nat Med. 2007 Mar; 13(3):340-7. PMID: 17322896.
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    76. Lee JY, Badeau RM, Mulya A, Boudyguina E, Gebre AK, Smith TL, Parks JS. Functional LCAT deficiency in human apolipoprotein A-I transgenic, SR-BI knockout mice. J Lipid Res. 2007 May; 48(5):1052-61. PMID: 17272829.
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    77. Brunham LR, Kruit JK, Pape TD, Parks JS, Kuipers F, Hayden MR. Tissue-specific induction of intestinal ABCA1 expression with a liver X receptor agonist raises plasma HDL cholesterol levels. Circ Res. 2006 Sep 29; 99(7):672-4. PMID: 16946132.
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    78. Singaraja RR, Van Eck M, Bissada N, Zimetti F, Collins HL, Hildebrand RB, Hayden A, Brunham LR, Kang MH, Fruchart JC, Van Berkel TJ, Parks JS, Staels B, Rothblat GH, Fiévet C, Hayden MR. Both hepatic and extrahepatic ABCA1 have discrete and essential functions in the maintenance of plasma high-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels in vivo. Circulation. 2006 Sep 19; 114(12):1301-9. PMID: 16940190.
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    79. Singaraja RR, Stahmer B, Brundert M, Merkel M, Heeren J, Bissada N, Kang M, Timmins JM, Ramakrishnan R, Parks JS, Hayden MR, Rinninger F. Hepatic ATP-binding cassette transporter A1 is a key molecule in high-density lipoprotein cholesteryl ester metabolism in mice. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2006 Aug; 26(8):1821-7. PMID: 16728652.
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    80. Mauldin JP, Srinivasan S, Mulya A, Gebre A, Parks JS, Daugherty A, Hedrick CC. Reduction in ABCG1 in Type 2 diabetic mice increases macrophage foam cell formation. J Biol Chem. 2006 Jul 28; 281(30):21216-24. PMID: 16723355.
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    81. Brunham LR, Kruit JK, Iqbal J, Fievet C, Timmins JM, Pape TD, Coburn BA, Bissada N, Staels B, Groen AK, Hussain MM, Parks JS, Kuipers F, Hayden MR. Intestinal ABCA1 directly contributes to HDL biogenesis in vivo. J Clin Invest. 2006 Apr; 116(4):1052-62. PMID: 16543947; PMCID: PMC1401485.
    82. Hebbar K, Fortenberry JD, Parks JS. Severe hypocalcemic tetany and respiratory failure in an infant given oral phosphate soda. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2006 Feb; 22(2):118-20. PMID: 16481930.
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    83. Lee JY, Timmins JM, Mulya A, Smith TL, Zhu Y, Rubin EM, Chisholm JW, Colvin PL, Parks JS. HDLs in apoA-I transgenic Abca1 knockout mice are remodeled normally in plasma but are hypercatabolized by the kidney. J Lipid Res. 2005 Oct; 46(10):2233-45. PMID: 16024913.
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    84. Timmins JM, Lee JY, Boudyguina E, Kluckman KD, Brunham LR, Mulya A, Gebre AK, Coutinho JM, Colvin PL, Smith TL, Hayden MR, Maeda N, Parks JS. Targeted inactivation of hepatic Abca1 causes profound hypoalphalipoproteinemia and kidney hypercatabolism of apoA-I. J Clin Invest. 2005 May; 115(5):1333-42. PMID: 15841208; PMCID: PMC1074680.
    85. Lee RG, Shah R, Sawyer JK, Hamilton RL, Parks JS, Rudel LL. ACAT2 contributes cholesteryl esters to newly secreted VLDL, whereas LCAT adds cholesteryl ester to LDL in mice. J Lipid Res. 2005 Jun; 46(6):1205-12. PMID: 15805543.
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    86. Lee JY, Parks JS. ATP-binding cassette transporter AI and its role in HDL formation. Curr Opin Lipidol. 2005 Feb; 16(1):19-25. PMID: 15650559.
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    87. Zhao Y, Thorngate FE, Weisgraber KH, Williams DL, Parks JS. Apolipoprotein E is the major physiological activator of lecithin-cholesterol acyltransferase (LCAT) on apolipoprotein B lipoproteins. Biochemistry. 2005 Jan 25; 44(3):1013-25. PMID: 15654758.
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    88. Lee RG, Kelley KL, Sawyer JK, Farese RV, Parks JS, Rudel LL. Plasma cholesteryl esters provided by lecithin:cholesterol acyltransferase and acyl-coenzyme a:cholesterol acyltransferase 2 have opposite atherosclerotic potential. Circ Res. 2004 Nov 12; 95(10):998-1004. PMID: 15486318.
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    89. Herrington DM, Parks JS. Estrogen and HDL: all that glitters is not gold. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2004 Oct; 24(10):1741-2. PMID: 15472134.
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    90. Zhao Y, Gebre AK, Parks JS. Amino acids 149 and 294 of human lecithin:cholesterol acyltransferase affect fatty acyl specificity. J Lipid Res. 2004 Dec; 45(12):2310-6. PMID: 15375182.
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    91. Matthan NR, Welty FK, Barrett PH, Harausz C, Dolnikowski GG, Parks JS, Eckel RH, Schaefer EJ, Lichtenstein AH. Dietary hydrogenated fat increases high-density lipoprotein apoA-I catabolism and decreases low-density lipoprotein apoB-100 catabolism in hypercholesterolemic women. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2004 Jun; 24(6):1092-7. PMID: 15087307.
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    92. Lee JY, Lanningham-Foster L, Boudyguina EY, Smith TL, Young ER, Colvin PL, Thomas MJ, Parks JS. Prebeta high density lipoprotein has two metabolic fates in human apolipoprotein A-I transgenic mice. J Lipid Res. 2004 Apr; 45(4):716-28. PMID: 14729861.
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    93. Zhao Y, Wang J, Gebre AK, Chisholm JW, Parks JS. Negative charge at amino acid 149 is the molecular determinant for substrate specificity of lecithin: cholesterol acyltransferase for phosphatidylcholine containing 20-carbon sn-2 fatty acyl chains. Biochemistry. 2003 Dec 02; 42(47):13941-9. PMID: 14636062.
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    94. Temel RE, Gebre AK, Parks JS, Rudel LL. Compared with Acyl-CoA:cholesterol O-acyltransferase (ACAT) 1 and lecithin:cholesterol acyltransferase, ACAT2 displays the greatest capacity to differentiate cholesterol from sitosterol. J Biol Chem. 2003 Nov 28; 278(48):47594-601. PMID: 12975367.
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    95. Malloy SI, Altenburg MK, Knouff C, Lanningham-Foster L, Parks JS, Maeda N. Harmful effects of increased LDLR expression in mice with human APOE*4 but not APOE*3. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2004 Jan; 24(1):91-7. PMID: 12969990.
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    96. Shelness GS, Hou L, Ledford AS, Parks JS, Weinberg RB. Identification of the lipoprotein initiating domain of apolipoprotein B. J Biol Chem. 2003 Nov 07; 278(45):44702-7. PMID: 12941937.
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    97. Dawson PA, Haywood J, Craddock AL, Wilson M, Tietjen M, Kluckman K, Maeda N, Parks JS. Targeted deletion of the ileal bile acid transporter eliminates enterohepatic cycling of bile acids in mice. J Biol Chem. 2003 Sep 05; 278(36):33920-7. PMID: 12819193.
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    98. Temel RE, Parks JS, Williams DL. Enhancement of scavenger receptor class B type I-mediated selective cholesteryl ester uptake from apoA-I(-/-) high density lipoprotein (HDL) by apolipoprotein A-I requires HDL reorganization by lecithin cholesterol acyltransferase. J Biol Chem. 2003 Feb 14; 278(7):4792-9. PMID: 12473673.
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    99. Furbee JW, Parks JS. Transgenic overexpression of human lecithin: cholesterol acyltransferase (LCAT) in mice does not increase aortic cholesterol deposition. Atherosclerosis. 2002 Nov; 165(1):89-100. PMID: 12208474.
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    100. Mody S, Brown MR, Parks JS. The spectrum of hypopituitarism caused by PROP1 mutations. Best Pract Res Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2002 Sep; 16(3):421-31. PMID: 12464226.
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    101. Furbee JW, Francone O, Parks JS. In vivo contribution of LCAT to apolipoprotein B lipoprotein cholesteryl esters in LDL receptor and apolipoprotein E knockout mice. J Lipid Res. 2002 Mar; 43(3):428-37. PMID: 11893779.
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    102. Chisholm JW, Burleson ER, Shelness GS, Parks JS. ApoA-I secretion from HepG2 cells: evidence for the secretion of both lipid-poor apoA-I and intracellularly assembled nascent HDL. J Lipid Res. 2002 Jan; 43(1):36-44. PMID: 11792720.
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    103. Furbee JW, Sawyer JK, Parks JS. Lecithin:cholesterol acyltransferase deficiency increases atherosclerosis in the low density lipoprotein receptor and apolipoprotein E knockout mice. J Biol Chem. 2002 Feb 01; 277(5):3511-9. PMID: 11719520.
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