Researcher Publications

Dipak K. Sarkar, PhD

Selected Publications

  • Gangisetty O, Jabbar S, Wynne O, Sarkar DK. MicroRNA-9 regulates fetal alcohol-induced changes in D2 receptor to promote prolactin production. J Endocrinol. 2017 Oct;235(1):1-14. PMID: 28710248.
  • Maglakelidze G, Wynne O, Sarkar DK. A combined opiate agonist and antagonist treatment reduces prolactin secreting pituitary tumor growth. J Cell Commun Signal. 2017 Jan 31. PMID: 28144772; PMC5559393.
  • Zhang C, Franklin T, Sarkar DK. Inhibition of Mammary Cancer Progression in Fetal Alcohol Exposed Rats by β-Endorphin Neurons. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2016 Jan;40(1):134-40. PMID: 26727531; PMC4700554.
  • Murugan S, Boyadjieva N, Sarkar DK. Protective effects of hypothalamic beta-endorphin neurons against alcohol-induced liver injuries and liver cancers in rat animal models. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2014 Dec;38(12):2988-97. PMID: 25581653; PMC4293083.
  • Sarkar DK. Fetal alcohol exposure increases susceptibility to carcinogenesis and promotes tumor progression in prostate gland. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2015;815:389-402. PMID: 25427920.
  • Zhang C, Murugan S, Boyadjieva N, Jabbar S, Shrivastava P, Sarkar DK. Beta-endorphin cell therapy for cancer prevention. Cancer Prev Res (Phila). 2015 Jan;8(1):56-67. PMID: 25403848; PMC4289651.
  • Murugan S, Zhang C, Mojtahedzadeh S, Sarkar DK. Alcohol exposure in utero increases susceptibility to prostate tumorigenesis in rat offspring. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2013 Nov;37(11):1901-9. PMID: 23889735; PMC3812315.
  • Sarkar DK, Zhang C. Beta-endorphin neuron regulates stress response and innate immunity to prevent breast cancer growth and progression. Vitam Horm. 2013;93:263-76. PMID: 23810011.
  • Logan RW, Sarkar DK. Genetic variation of the natural killer gene complex has a role in lung cancer susceptibility. J Thorac Dis. 2013 Feb;5(1):3-5. PMID: 23372942; PMC3548001.
  • Logan RW, Zhang C, Murugan S, O'Connell S, Levitt D, Rosenwasser AM, Sarkar DK. Chronic shift-lag alters the circadian clock of NK cells and promotes lung cancer growth in rats. J Immunol. 2012 Mar 15;188(6):2583-91. PMID: 22308312; PMC3294088.
  • Sarkar DK, Murugan S, Zhang C, Boyadjieva N. Regulation of cancer progression by β-endorphin neuron. Cancer Res. 2012 Feb 15;72(4):836-40. PMID: 22287549; PMC3288320.
  • Sarkar DK, Sengupta A, Zhang C, Boyadjieva N, Murugan S. Opiate antagonist prevents μ- and δ-opiate receptor dimerization to facilitate ability of agonist to control ethanol-altered natural killer cell functions and mammary tumor growth. J Biol Chem. 2012 May 11;287(20):16734-47. PMID: 22451667; PMC3351352.
  • Sarkar DK, Zhang C, Murugan S, Dokur M, Boyadjieva NI, Ortigüela M, Reuhl KR, Mojtehedzadeh S. Transplantation of β-endorphin neurons into the hypothalamus promotes immune function and restricts the growth and metastasis of mammary carcinoma. Cancer Res. 2011 Oct 1;71(19):6282-91. PMID: 21835894; PMC3185148.
  • Polanco TA, Crismale-Gann C, Reuhl KR, Sarkar DK, Cohick WS. Fetal alcohol exposure increases mammary tumor susceptibility and alters tumor phenotype in rats. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2010 Nov;34(11):1879-87. PMID: 20662802; PMC4634124.
  • Sarkar DK, Boyadjieva NI, Chen CP, Ortigüela M, Reuhl K, Clement EM, Kuhn P, Marano J. Cyclic adenosine monophosphate differentiated beta-endorphin neurons promote immune function and prevent prostate cancer growth. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008 Jul 1;105(26):9105-10. PMID: 18562281; PMC2449372.
  • Sarkar DK, Boyadjieva NI. Ethanol alters production and secretion of estrogen-regulated growth factors that control prolactin-secreting tumors in the pituitary. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2007 Dec;31(12):2101-5. PMID: 18034699; PMC2895402.
  • Sarkar AJ, Chaturvedi K, Chen CP, Sarkar DK. Changes in thrombospondin-1 levels in the endothelial cells of the anterior pituitary during estrogen-induced prolactin-secreting pituitary tumors. J Endocrinol. 2007 Feb;192(2):395-403. PMID: 17283240; PMC2869486.

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