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Karina Reyes-Gordillo

Karina Reyes-Gordillo

Assistant Research Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine

Office Phone: 202-745-8000
Email: Email
Department: Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine

Education

  • BA, Universidad Veracruzana, 2002
  • MSc, Cinvestav-IPN, 2004
  • PhD, Cinvestav-IPN, 2008

Biography

I am an Assistant Research Professor at The George Washington University and a Research Scientist at the Veterans Affair Hospital with extensive experience in pharmacological, biochemical and molecular biology techniques for both in vitro cell cultures and in vivo rodent studies. I have been working to create a better understanding of the molecular mechanisms of how the main pro-fibrogenic cells in the liver, hepatic stellate cells, gets activated through the regulation of many signal transduction pathways. Particularly, I developed a strong interest in the Akt pathway.  I have been demonstrated that the three isoforms (Akt1, Akt2, and Akt3) of Akt differentially regulate cellular functions in vivo as well as cell in the culture models and how this isoforms plays a critical role in alcoholic liver disease. Previous research included the study of the pharmacokinetics of diclofenac during carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)-induced liver damage and during the regeneration of the liver. I also demonstrated that thymosin-β4 (Tβ4) and curcumin, both anti-inflammatory and antioxidant agents; suppresses and/or prevents liver damage.

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LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/karina-reyes-gordillo-9641a842

Publications

View publications by this faculty member from January 1, 2013 - present

Ravi Varatharajalu, Mamatha Garige, Leslie C. Leckey, Karina Reyes-Gordillo, Ruchi Shah, Raj M. Lakshman. Protective role of dietary curcumin in the prevention of the oxidative stress induced by chronic alcohol with respect to hepatic injury and antiatherogenic markers. Oxi Med Cell Longev, 2016; (In press).

Raj M. Lakshman, Ruchi Shah, Karina Reyes-Gordillo, Ravi Varatharajalu. Synergy between NAFLD and AFLD and potential biomarkers. Clin Res Hepatol Gastroenterol , 2015; 39:S29-34

Ravi Varatharajalu, Mamatha Garige, Leslie C. Leckey, Jaime Arellanes-Robledo, Karina Reyes-Gordillo, Ruchi Shah, M. Raj Lakshman. Adverse Signaling of Scavenger Receptor Class B1 and PGC1s in Alcoholic Hepatosteatosis and Steatohepatitis and Protection by Betaine in Rat. Am J Pathol, 2014; 184(7):2035-44.

Karina Reyes-Gordillo, Ruchi Shah, Jaime Arellanes-Robledo, Zamira Hernández-Nazara, Ana Rosa Rincón-Sánchez, Yutaka Inagaki, Marcos Rojkind, and M. Raj Lakshman. Mechanisms of Action of Acetaldehyde in the Up-Regulation of the Human ?2(I) Collagen Gene in Hepatic Stellate Cells : Key Roles of Ski, SMAD3, SMAD4, and SMAD7. Am J Pathol, 2014; 184(5):1458-67.

Raj M. Lakshman, Karina Reyes-Gordillo, Ravi Varatharajalu, Jaime Arellanes-Robledo, Leslie C. Leckey, Mamatha Garige, Ruchi Shah. Novel modulators of hepatosteatosis, inflammation and fibrogenesis. Hepatol Int, 2014;(2):S413-20.

Ruchi Shah, Karina Reyes-Gordillo, Carmen G. Lechuga, Zamira Hernández-Nazara, Adam Cotty, Yvonne Lukes, Gregory Desierto, Parwana Ashari, Moran Choe, , Marcos Rojkind, and M. Raj Lakshman. TGF-?1 Up-regulates the expression of PDGF- ? receptor mRNA and induces a delayed PI3K Akt and p70S6K dependent proliferative response. Alcohol Clin Exp Res, 2013; 37(11):1838-48.

Jaime Arellanes-Robledo, Karina Reyes-Gordillo, Ruchi Shah, Jose Alfredo Domínguez-Rosales, Zamira Hernández-Nazara, Francesco Ramirez, Marcos Rojkind, and M. Raj Lakshman. Fibrogenic actions of acetaldehyde are ?-catenin dependent but Wingless independent: a critical role of nucleoredoxin and reactive oxygen species in human hepatic stellate cells. Free Radic Biol Med, 2013; 65:1487-96.

Karina Reyes-Gordillo, Ruchi Shah, Jaime Arellanes-Robledo, Marcos Rojkind, M. Raj Lakshman. Protective effects of thymosin ?4 on carbon tetrachloride-induced acute hepatotoxicity in rats. Ann NY Acad Sci, 2012; 1269:61-8.

Karina Reyes-Gordillo, Ruchi Shah , Anastas Popratiloff, Sidney Fu, Anna Hindle, Frederick Brody and Marcos Rojkind. Thymosin-?4 (T?4) blunts PDGF-Dependent Phosphorylation and Binding of AKT to Actin in Human Hepatic Stellate Cells. Am J Pathol, 2011; 178(5):2100-8

Marina Galicia-Moreno; Adriana Rodríguez-Rivera; Karina Reyes-Gordillo; José Segovia; Mineko Shibayama; Victor Tsutsumi; Paula Vergara; Mario G. Moreno; Pablo Muriel. N-acetylcysteine prevents carbon tetrachloride-induced liver cirrhosis: role of liver transforming growth factor-beta and oxidative stress. Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol, 2009; 21(8):908-14.

Karina Reyes-Gordillo; José Segovia; Mineko Shibayama; Victor Tsutsumi, Paula Vergara; Mario G Moreno; and Pablo Muriel. Curcumin prevents and reverses cirrhosis induced by bile duct obstruction or CCl4 in rats: role of TGF-beta modulation and oxidative stress. Fundam Clin Pharmacol, 2008; 22(4):417-27.

Enrique Chávez; Karina Reyes-Gordillo; José Segovia; Mineko Shibayama; Victor Tsutsumi; Paula Vergara; Mario G. Moreno; and Pablo Muriel. Resveratrol prevents fibrosis, NF-?B activation and TGF-? increases induced by chronic CCl4 treatment in rats. J Appl Toxicol, 2008; 28(1):35-43.

Adriana Rodríguez-Rivera; Marina Galicia-Moreno; Karina Reyes-Gordillo; José Segovia; Paula Vergara; Mario G. Moreno; Mineko Shibayama; Victor Tsutsumi; and Pablo Muriel. Methyl palmitate prevents CCl(4)- induced liver fibrosis. J Appl Toxicol, 2008; 28(8):1021-6.

Marina Galicia-Moreno; Adriana Rodríguez-Rivera; Karina Reyes-Gordillo; José Segovia; Mineko Shibayama; Victor Tsutsumi; Paula Vergara; Mario G. Moreno; Eduardo Fernández-Martinez; Victor M Pérez-Alvarez; and Pablo Muriel. Trolox down-regulates transforming growth factor-beta and prevents experimental cirrhosis. Basic Clin Pharmacol Toxicol, 2008; 103(5):476-81.

Karina Reyes-Gordillo; José Segovia; Mineko Shibayama; Paula Vergara; Mario G Moreno; and Pablo Muriel. Curcumin protects against acute liver damage in the rat by inhibiting NF-?B, proinflammatory cytokines production and oxidative stress. Biochim Biophys Acta, 2007; 1770(6):989-96.

Karina Reyes-Gordillo, Muriel P, Castañeda-Hernández G, Favari L. Pharmacokinetics of diclofenac in rats intoxicated with CCl4, and in the regenerating liver. Biopharm Drug Dispos, 2007; 28(8):415-22.

Additional publications published before January 1, 2013 may be available within Himmelfarb Library's database.

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