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Sarfaraz Ahmad, Ph.D.

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionWake Forest School of Medicine
DepartmentSurgery General Administration
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    1. Li T, Zhang X, Cheng HJ, Zhang Z, Ahmad S, Varagic J, Li W, Cheng CP, Ferrario CM. Critical role of the chymase/angiotensin-(1-12) axis in modulating cardiomyocyte contractility. Int J Cardiol. 2018 08 01; 264:137-144. PMID: 29685688.
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    2. Ahmad S, Sun X, Lin M, Varagic J, Zapata-Sudo G, Ferrario CM, Groban L, Wang H. Blunting of estrogen modulation of cardiac cellular chymase/RAS activity and function in SHR. J Cell Physiol. 2018 04; 233(4):3330-3342. PMID: 28888034.
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    3. da Silva JS, Gabriel-Costa D, Wang H, Ahmad S, Sun X, Varagic J, Sudo RT, Ferrario CM, Dell Italia LJ, Sudo GZ, Groban L. Blunting of cardioprotective actions of estrogen in female rodent heart linked to altered expression of cardiac tissue chymase and ACE2. J Renin Angiotensin Aldosterone Syst. 2017 Jul-Sep; 18(3):1470320317722270. PMID: 28748720.
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    4. Reyes S, Varagic J, Ahmad S, VonCannon J, Kon ND, Wang H, Groban L, Cheng CP, Dell'Italia LJ, Ferrario CM. Novel Cardiac Intracrine Mechanisms Based on Ang-(1-12)/Chymase Axis Require a Revision of Therapeutic Approaches in Human Heart Disease. Curr Hypertens Rep. 2017 Feb; 19(2):16. PMID: 28233239.
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    5. Ola MS, Alhomida AS, Ferrario CM, Ahmad S. Role of Tissue Renin-angiotensin System and the Chymase/angiotensin-( 1-12) Axis in the Pathogenesis of Diabetic Retinopathy. Curr Med Chem. 2017; 24(28):3104-3114. PMID: 28403787.
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    6. Ahmad S, Varagic J, VonCannon JL, Groban L, Collawn JF, Dell'Italia LJ, Ferrario CM. Primacy of cardiac chymase over angiotensin converting enzyme as an angiotensin-(1-12) metabolizing enzyme. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2016 09 16; 478(2):559-64. PMID: 27465904.
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    7. Wang H, da Silva J, Alencar A, Zapata-Sudo G, Lin MR, Sun X, Ahmad S, Ferrario CM, Groban L. Mast Cell Inhibition Attenuates Cardiac Remodeling and Diastolic Dysfunction in Middle-aged, Ovariectomized Fischer 344 × Brown Norway Rats. J Cardiovasc Pharmacol. 2016 Jul; 68(1):49-57. PMID: 26981683.
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    8. Ferrario CM, Ahmad S, Varagic J, Cheng CP, Groban L, Wang H, Collawn JF, Dell Italia LJ. Intracrine angiotensin II functions originate from noncanonical pathways in the human heart. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2016 08 01; 311(2):H404-14. PMID: 27233763.
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    9. Ferrario CM, VonCannon J, Jiao Y, Ahmad S, Bader M, Dell'Italia LJ, Groban L, Varagic J. Cardiac angiotensin-(1-12) expression and systemic hypertension in rats expressing the human angiotensinogen gene. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2016 Apr 15; 310(8):H995-1002. PMID: 26873967.
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    10. Fu L, Wei CC, Powell PC, Bradley WE, Ahmad S, Ferrario CM, Collawn JF, Dell'Italia LJ. Increased fibroblast chymase production mediates procollagen autophagic digestion in volume overload. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 2016 Mar; 92:1-9. PMID: 26807691.
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    11. Nagata S, Varagic J, Kon ND, Wang H, Groban L, Simington SW, Ahmad S, Dell'Italia LJ, VonCannon JL, Deal D, Ferrario CM. Differential expression of the angiotensin-(1-12)/chymase axis in human atrial tissue. Ther Adv Cardiovasc Dis. 2015 Aug; 9(4):168-80. PMID: 26082339.
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    12. Ahmad S, Varagic J, Groban L, Dell'Italia LJ, Nagata S, Kon ND, Ferrario CM. Angiotensin-(1-12): a chymase-mediated cellular angiotensin II substrate. Curr Hypertens Rep. 2014 May; 16(5):429. PMID: 24633843.
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    13. Ferrario CM, Ahmad S, Nagata S, Simington SW, Varagic J, Kon N, Dell'italia LJ. An evolving story of angiotensin-II-forming pathways in rodents and humans. Clin Sci (Lond). 2014 Apr; 126(7):461-9. PMID: 24329563.
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    14. Varagic J, Ahmad S, Nagata S, Ferrario CM. ACE2: angiotensin II/angiotensin-(1-7) balance in cardiac and renal injury. Curr Hypertens Rep. 2014 Mar; 16(3):420. PMID: 24510672.
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    15. Wang H, Jessup JA, Zhao Z, Da Silva J, Lin M, MacNamara LM, Ahmad S, Chappell MC, Ferrario CM, Groban L. Characterization of the cardiac renin angiotensin system in oophorectomized and estrogen-replete mRen2.Lewis rats. PLoS One. 2013; 8(10):e76992. PMID: 24204720.
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    16. Moniwa N, Varagic J, Simington SW, Ahmad S, Nagata S, Voncannon JL, Ferrario CM. Primacy of angiotensin converting enzyme in angiotensin-(1-12) metabolism. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2013 Sep 01; 305(5):H644-50. PMID: 23812388.
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    17. Varagic J, Ahmad S, VonCannon JL, Moniwa N, Brosnihan KB, Wysocki J, Batlle D, Ferrario CM. Predominance of AT(1) blockade over mas-mediated angiotensin-(1-7) mechanisms in the regulation of blood pressure and renin-angiotensin system in mRen2.Lewis rats. Am J Hypertens. 2013 May; 26(5):583-90. PMID: 23459599.
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    18. Ahmad S, Wei CC, Tallaj J, Dell'Italia LJ, Moniwa N, Varagic J, Ferrario CM. Chymase mediates angiotensin-(1-12) metabolism in normal human hearts. J Am Soc Hypertens. 2013 Mar-Apr; 7(2):128-36. PMID: 23312967.
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    19. Moniwa N, Varagic J, Ahmad S, VonCannon JL, Simington SW, Wang H, Groban L, Brosnihan KB, Nagata S, Kato J, Kitamura K, Gomez RA, Lopez ML, Ferrario CM. Hemodynamic and hormonal changes to dual renin-angiotensin system inhibition in experimental hypertension. Hypertension. 2013 Feb; 61(2):417-24. PMID: 23232645.
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    20. Varagic J, Ahmad S, Voncannon JL, Moniwa N, Simington SW, Brosnihan BK, Gallagher PE, Habibi J, Sowers JR, Ferrario CM. Nebivolol reduces cardiac angiotensin II, associated oxidative stress and fibrosis but not arterial pressure in salt-loaded spontaneously hypertensive rats. J Hypertens. 2012 Sep; 30(9):1766-74. PMID: 22895019.
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    21. Wei CC, Chen Y, Powell LC, Zheng J, Shi K, Bradley WE, Powell PC, Ahmad S, Ferrario CM, Dell'Italia LJ. Cardiac kallikrein-kinin system is upregulated in chronic volume overload and mediates an inflammatory induced collagen loss. PLoS One. 2012; 7(6):e40110. PMID: 22768235.
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    22. Moniwa N, Varagic J, Ahmad S, VonCannon JL, Ferrario CM. Restoration of the blood pressure circadian rhythm by direct renin inhibition and blockade of angiotensin II receptors in mRen2.Lewis hypertensive rats. Ther Adv Cardiovasc Dis. 2012 Feb; 6(1):15-29. PMID: 22222314.
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    23. Ahmad S, Simmons T, Varagic J, Moniwa N, Chappell MC, Ferrario CM. Chymase-dependent generation of angiotensin II from angiotensin-(1-12) in human atrial tissue. PLoS One. 2011; 6(12):e28501. PMID: 22180785.
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    24. Ahmad S, Varagic J, Westwood BM, Chappell MC, Ferrario CM. Uptake and metabolism of the novel peptide angiotensin-(1-12) by neonatal cardiac myocytes. PLoS One. 2011 Jan 10; 6(1):e15759. PMID: 21249217.
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    25. Varagic J, Ahmad S, Brosnihan KB, Habibi J, Tilmon RD, Sowers JR, Ferrario CM. Salt-induced renal injury in spontaneously hypertensive rats: effects of nebivolol. Am J Nephrol. 2010; 32(6):557-66. PMID: 21042014.
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    26. Ferrario CM, Ahmad S, Joyner J, Varagic J. Advances in the renin angiotensin system focus on angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 and angiotensin-(1-7). Adv Pharmacol. 2010; 59:197-233. PMID: 20933203.
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    27. Varagic J, Ahmad S, Brosnihan KB, Groban L, Chappell MC, Tallant EA, Gallagher PE, Ferrario CM. Decreased cardiac Ang-(1-7) is associated with salt-induced cardiac remodeling and dysfunction. Ther Adv Cardiovasc Dis. 2010 Feb; 4(1):17-25. PMID: 19946038.
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    28. Ahmad S, Kabler SL, Rudd L, Amin S, Doehmer J, Morrow CS, Townsend AJ. Cytotoxicity and mutagenicity of 5-methylchrysene and its 1,2-dihydrodiol in V79MZ cells modified to express human CYP1A1 or CYP1B1, in the presence or absence of human GSTP1 coexpression. Toxicol Lett. 2008 Dec 15; 183(1-3):99-104. PMID: 18992797.
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    29. Kushman ME, Kabler SL, Ahmad S, Doehmer J, Morrow CS, Townsend AJ. Protective efficacy of hGSTM1-1 against B[a]P and (+)- or (-)-B[a]P-7,8-dihydrodiol cytotoxicity, mutagenicity, and macromolecular adducts in V79 cells coexpressing hCYP1A1. Toxicol Sci. 2007 Sep; 99(1):51-7. PMID: 17525473.
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    30. Kushman ME, Kabler SL, Ahmad S, Doehmer J, Morrow CS, Townsend AJ. Cytotoxicity and mutagenicity of dibenzo[a,l]pyrene and (+/-)-dibenzo[a,l]pyrene-11,12-dihydrodiol in V79MZ cells co-expressing either hCYP1A1 or hCYP1B1 together with human glutathione-S-transferase A1. Mutat Res. 2007 Nov 01; 624(1-2):80-7. PMID: 17509623.
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    31. Zalups RK, Ahmad S. Handling of cysteine S-conjugates of methylmercury in MDCK cells expressing human OAT1. Kidney Int. 2005 Oct; 68(4):1684-99. PMID: 16164645.
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    32. Zalups RK, Ahmad S. Transport of N-acetylcysteine s-conjugates of methylmercury in Madin-Darby canine kidney cells stably transfected with human isoform of organic anion transporter 1. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 2005 Sep; 314(3):1158-68. PMID: 15908511.
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    33. Kitchin KT, Ahmad S. Oxidative stress as a possible mode of action for arsenic carcinogenesis. Toxicol Lett. 2003 Jan 31; 137(1-2):3-13. PMID: 12505428.
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    34. Ahmad S, Kitchin KT, Cullen WR. Plasmid DNA damage caused by methylated arsenicals, ascorbic acid and human liver ferritin. Toxicol Lett. 2002 Jul 07; 133(1):47-57. PMID: 12076509.
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