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Catalin F. Baicu

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InstitutionMedical University of South Carolina
DepartmentMedicine
AddressP.O. Box MSC 773
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Thurmond Gazes - 30 Courtenay Drive
Phone843-789-6849
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    1. Chinnakkannu P, Reese C, Gaspar JA, Panneerselvam S, Pleasant-Jenkins D, Mukherjee R, Baicu C, Tourkina E, Hoffman S, Kuppuswamy D. Suppression of angiotensin II-induced pathological changes in heart and kidney by the caveolin-1 scaffolding domain peptide. PLoS One. 2018; 13(12):e0207844. PMID: 30576317.
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    2. McDonald LT, Zile MR, Zhang Y, Van Laer AO, Baicu CF, Stroud RE, Jones JA, LaRue AC, Bradshaw AD. Increased macrophage-derived SPARC precedes collagen deposition in myocardial fibrosis. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2018 Jul 01; 315(1):H92-H100. PMID: 29522370.
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    3. Fitzgibbon WR, Dang Y, Bunni MA, Baicu CF, Zile MR, Mullick AE, Saigusa T. Attenuation of accelerated renal cystogenesis in Pkd1 mice by renin-angiotensin system blockade. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2018 02 01; 314(2):F210-F218. PMID: 29021226.
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    4. Taylor GJ, Lee DM, Baicu CF, Zile MR. Palliative Care for Advanced Heart Failure in a Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Hospice Program: Patient Selection, a Treatment Protocol, and Clinical Course. J Palliat Med. 2017 10; 20(10):1068-1073. PMID: 28530501.
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    5. Zile MR, Bennett TD, El Hajj S, Kueffer FJ, Baicu CF, Abraham WT, Bourge RC, Warner Stevenson L. Intracardiac Pressures Measured Using an Implantable Hemodynamic Monitor: Relationship to Mortality in Patients With Chronic Heart Failure. Circ Heart Fail. 2017 Jan; 10(1). PMID: 28062538.
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    6. Toba H, de Castro Brás LE, Baicu CF, Zile MR, Lindsey ML, Bradshaw AD. Increased ADAMTS1 mediates SPARC-dependent collagen deposition in the aging myocardium. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2016 06 01; 310(11):E1027-35. PMID: 27143554.
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    7. Novgorodov SA, Riley CL, Yu J, Keffler JA, Clarke CJ, Van Laer AO, Baicu CF, Zile MR, Gudz TI. Lactosylceramide contributes to mitochondrial dysfunction in diabetes. J Lipid Res. 2016 Apr; 57(4):546-62. PMID: 26900161.
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    8. Zile MR, Jhund PS, Baicu CF, Claggett BL, Pieske B, Voors AA, Prescott MF, Shi V, Lefkowitz M, McMurray JJ, Solomon SD. Plasma Biomarkers Reflecting Profibrotic Processes in Heart Failure With a Preserved Ejection Fraction: Data From the Prospective Comparison of ARNI With ARB on Management of Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction Study. Circ Heart Fail. 2016 Jan; 9(1). PMID: 26754625.
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    9. Zile MR, Sharma V, Johnson JW, Warman EN, Baicu CF, Bennett TD. Prediction of All-Cause Mortality Based on the Direct Measurement of Intrathoracic Impedance. Circ Heart Fail. 2016 Jan; 9(1):e002543. PMID: 26699393.
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    10. Saigusa T, Dang Y, Mullick AE, Yeh ST, Zile MR, Baicu CF, Bell PD. Suppressing angiotensinogen synthesis attenuates kidney cyst formation in a Pkd1 mouse model. FASEB J. 2016 Jan; 30(1):370-9. PMID: 26391272.
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    11. Renaud L, Harris LG, Mani SK, Kasiganesan H, Chou JC, Baicu CF, Van Laer A, Akerman AW, Stroud RE, Jones JA, Zile MR, Menick DR. HDACs Regulate miR-133a Expression in Pressure Overload-Induced Cardiac Fibrosis. Circ Heart Fail. 2015 Nov; 8(6):1094-104. PMID: 26371176.
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    12. Trombetta-eSilva J, Rosset EA, Hepfer RG, Wright GJ, Baicu C, Yao H, Bradshaw AD. Decreased Mechanical Strength and Collagen Content in SPARC-Null Periodontal Ligament Is Reversed by Inhibition of Transglutaminase Activity. J Bone Miner Res. 2015 Oct; 30(10):1914-24. PMID: 25827352.
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    13. Sas KM, Yin H, Fitzgibbon WR, Baicu CF, Zile MR, Steele SL, Amria M, Saigusa T, Funk J, Bunni MA, Siegal GP, Siroky BJ, Bissler JJ, Bell PD. Hyperglycemia in the absence of cilia accelerates cystogenesis and induces renal damage. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2015 Jul 01; 309(1):F79-87. PMID: 25904703.
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    14. Toba H, de Castro Brás LE, Baicu CF, Zile MR, Lindsey ML, Bradshaw AD. Secreted protein acidic and rich in cysteine facilitates age-related cardiac inflammation and macrophage M1 polarization. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2015 Jun 15; 308(12):C972-82. PMID: 25877699.
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    15. Cunningham KF, Beeson GC, Beeson CC, Baicu CF, Zile MR, McDermott PJ. Estrogen-Related Receptor a (ERRa) is required for adaptive increases in PGC-1 isoform expression during electrically stimulated contraction of adult cardiomyocytes in sustained hypoxic conditions. Int J Cardiol. 2015; 187:393-400. PMID: 25841134.
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    16. Medeiros K, O'Connor M, Baicu CF, Fitzgibbons T, Shaw P, Tighe DA, Zile MR, Aurigemma GP. Response to letters regarding article, "systolic and diastolic mechanics in stress cardiomyopathy". Circulation. 2015 Mar 10; 131(10):e372. PMID: 25753351.
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    17. Zile MR, Baicu CF, Ikonomidis JS, Stroud RE, Nietert PJ, Bradshaw AD, Slater R, Palmer BM, Van Buren P, Meyer M, Redfield MM, Bull DA, Granzier HL, LeWinter MM. Myocardial stiffness in patients with heart failure and a preserved ejection fraction: contributions of collagen and titin. Circulation. 2015 Apr 07; 131(14):1247-59. PMID: 25637629.
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    18. Yarbrough WM, Baicu C, Mukherjee R, Van Laer A, Rivers WT, McKinney RA, Prescott CB, Stroud RE, Freels PD, Zellars KN, Zile MR, Spinale FG. Cardiac-restricted overexpression or deletion of tissue inhibitor of matrix metalloproteinase-4: differential effects on left ventricular structure and function following pressure overload-induced hypertrophy. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2014 Sep 01; 307(5):H752-61. PMID: 24993046.
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    19. de Castro Brás LE, Toba H, Baicu CF, Zile MR, Weintraub ST, Lindsey ML, Bradshaw AD. Age and SPARC change the extracellular matrix composition of the left ventricle. Biomed Res Int. 2014; 2014:810562. PMID: 24783223.
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    20. Zile MR, Bourge RC, Redfield MM, Zhou D, Baicu CF, Little WC. Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of sitaxsentan to improve impaired exercise tolerance in patients with heart failure and a preserved ejection fraction. JACC Heart Fail. 2014 Apr; 2(2):123-30. PMID: 24720918.
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    21. Medeiros K, O'Connor MJ, Baicu CF, Fitzgibbons TP, Shaw P, Tighe DA, Zile MR, Aurigemma GP. Systolic and diastolic mechanics in stress cardiomyopathy. Circulation. 2014 Apr 22; 129(16):1659-67. PMID: 24503950.
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    22. Zile MR, Baicu CF, Stroud RE, Van Laer AO, Jones JA, Patel R, Mukherjee R, Spinale FG. Mechanistic relationship between membrane type-1 matrix metalloproteinase and the myocardial response to pressure overload. Circ Heart Fail. 2014 Mar 01; 7(2):340-50. PMID: 24395927.
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    23. Zile MR, Baicu CF. Biomarkers of diastolic dysfunction and myocardial fibrosis: application to heart failure with a preserved ejection fraction. J Cardiovasc Transl Res. 2013 Aug; 6(4):501-15. PMID: 23716130.
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    24. Zile MR, Kjellstrom B, Bennett T, Cho Y, Baicu CF, Aaron MF, Abraham WT, Bourge RC, Kueffer FJ. Effects of exercise on left ventricular systolic and diastolic properties in patients with heart failure and a preserved ejection fraction versus heart failure and a reduced ejection fraction. Circ Heart Fail. 2013 May; 6(3):508-16. PMID: 23515277.
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    25. Russo SB, Baicu CF, Van Laer A, Geng T, Kasiganesan H, Zile MR, Cowart LA. Ceramide synthase 5 mediates lipid-induced autophagy and hypertrophy in cardiomyocytes. J Clin Invest. 2012 Nov; 122(11):3919-30. PMID: 23023704.
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    26. Baicu CF, Li J, Zhang Y, Kasiganesan H, Cooper G, Zile MR, Bradshaw AD. Time course of right ventricular pressure-overload induced myocardial fibrosis: relationship to changes in fibroblast postsynthetic procollagen processing. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2012 Nov 01; 303(9):H1128-34. PMID: 22942178.
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    27. McDermott PJ, Baicu CF, Wahl SR, Van Laer AO, Zile MR. In vivo measurements of the contributions of protein synthesis and protein degradation in regulating cardiac pressure overload hypertrophy in the mouse. Mol Cell Biochem. 2012 Aug; 367(1-2):205-13. PMID: 22610791.
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    28. Baicu CF, Zhang Y, Van Laer AO, Renaud L, Zile MR, Bradshaw AD. Effects of the absence of procollagen C-endopeptidase enhancer-2 on myocardial collagen accumulation in chronic pressure overload. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2012 Jul 15; 303(2):H234-40. PMID: 22610170.
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    29. Harris BS, Baicu CF, Haghshenas N, Kasiganesan H, Scholz D, Rackley MS, Miquerol L, Gros D, Mukherjee R, O'Brien TX. Remodeling of the peripheral cardiac conduction system in response to pressure overload. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2012 Apr 15; 302(8):H1712-25. PMID: 22307665.
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    30. Zile MR, Baicu CF, Stroud RE, Van Laer A, Arroyo J, Mukherjee R, Jones JA, Spinale FG. Pressure overload-dependent membrane type 1-matrix metalloproteinase induction: relationship to LV remodeling and fibrosis. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2012 Apr 01; 302(7):H1429-37. PMID: 22287584.
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    31. Cheng G, Kasiganesan H, Baicu CF, Wallenborn JG, Kuppuswamy D, Cooper G. Cytoskeletal role in protection of the failing heart by ß-adrenergic blockade. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2012 Feb 01; 302(3):H675-87. PMID: 22081703.
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    32. Zile MR, Gottdiener JS, Hetzel SJ, McMurray JJ, Komajda M, McKelvie R, Baicu CF, Massie BM, Carson PE. Prevalence and significance of alterations in cardiac structure and function in patients with heart failure and a preserved ejection fraction. Circulation. 2011 Dec 06; 124(23):2491-501. PMID: 22064591.
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    33. Harston RK, McKillop JC, Moschella PC, Van Laer A, Quinones LS, Baicu CF, Balasubramanian S, Zile MR, Kuppuswamy D. Rapamycin treatment augments both protein ubiquitination and Akt activation in pressure-overloaded rat myocardium. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2011 May; 300(5):H1696-706. PMID: 21357504.
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    34. Zile MR, Desantis SM, Baicu CF, Stroud RE, Thompson SB, McClure CD, Mehurg SM, Spinale FG. Plasma biomarkers that reflect determinants of matrix composition identify the presence of left ventricular hypertrophy and diastolic heart failure. Circ Heart Fail. 2011 May; 4(3):246-56. PMID: 21350055.
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    35. Chinnakkannu P, Samanna V, Cheng G, Ablonczy Z, Baicu CF, Bethard JR, Menick DR, Kuppuswamy D, Cooper G. Site-specific microtubule-associated protein 4 dephosphorylation causes microtubule network densification in pressure overload cardiac hypertrophy. J Biol Chem. 2010 Jul 09; 285(28):21837-48. PMID: 20436166.
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    36. Bradshaw AD, Baicu CF, Rentz TJ, Van Laer AO, Bonnema DD, Zile MR. Age-dependent alterations in fibrillar collagen content and myocardial diastolic function: role of SPARC in post-synthetic procollagen processing. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2010 Feb; 298(2):H614-22. PMID: 20008277.
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    37. Xu T, Baicu C, Aho M, Zile M, Boland T. Fabrication and characterization of bio-engineered cardiac pseudo tissues. Biofabrication. 2009 Sep; 1(3):035001. PMID: 20811105.
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    38. Grant JE, Bradshaw AD, Schwacke JH, Baicu CF, Zile MR, Schey KL. Quantification of protein expression changes in the aging left ventricle of Rattus norvegicus. J Proteome Res. 2009 Sep; 8(9):4252-63. PMID: 19603826.
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    39. McCurdy S, Baicu CF, Heymans S, Bradshaw AD. Cardiac extracellular matrix remodeling: fibrillar collagens and Secreted Protein Acidic and Rich in Cysteine (SPARC). J Mol Cell Cardiol. 2010 Mar; 48(3):544-9. PMID: 19577572.
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    40. Johnston RK, Balasubramanian S, Kasiganesan H, Baicu CF, Zile MR, Kuppuswamy D. Beta3 integrin-mediated ubiquitination activates survival signaling during myocardial hypertrophy. FASEB J. 2009 Aug; 23(8):2759-71. PMID: 19364763.
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    41. Bradshaw AD, Baicu CF, Rentz TJ, Van Laer AO, Boggs J, Lacy JM, Zile MR. Pressure overload-induced alterations in fibrillar collagen content and myocardial diastolic function: role of secreted protein acidic and rich in cysteine (SPARC) in post-synthetic procollagen processing. Circulation. 2009 Jan 20; 119(2):269-80. PMID: 19118257.
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    42. Cheng G, Zile MR, Takahashi M, Baicu CF, Bonnema DD, Cabral F, Menick DR, Cooper G. A direct test of the hypothesis that increased microtubule network density contributes to contractile dysfunction of the hypertrophied heart. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2008 May; 294(5):H2231-41. PMID: 18344371.
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    43. Scholz D, Baicu CF, Tuxworth WJ, Xu L, Kasiganesan H, Menick DR, Cooper G. Microtubule-dependent distribution of mRNA in adult cardiocytes. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2008 Mar; 294(3):H1135-44. PMID: 18178719.
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    44. Spruill LS, Baicu CF, Zile MR, McDermott PJ. Selective translation of mRNAs in the left ventricular myocardium of the mouse in response to acute pressure overload. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 2008 Jan; 44(1):69-75. PMID: 18036610.
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    45. Xu L, Renaud L, Müller JG, Baicu CF, Bonnema DD, Zhou H, Kappler CS, Kubalak SW, Zile MR, Conway SJ, Menick DR. Regulation of Ncx1 expression. Identification of regulatory elements mediating cardiac-specific expression and up-regulation. J Biol Chem. 2006 Nov 10; 281(45):34430-40. PMID: 16966329.
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    46. Poobalarahi F, Baicu CF, Bradshaw AD. Cardiac myofibroblasts differentiated in 3D culture exhibit distinct changes in collagen I production, processing, and matrix deposition. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2006 Dec; 291(6):H2924-32. PMID: 16891407.
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    47. Baicu CF, Zile MR, Aurigemma GP, Gaasch WH. Left ventricular systolic performance, function, and contractility in patients with diastolic heart failure. Circulation. 2005 May 10; 111(18):2306-12. PMID: 15851588.
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    48. Zile MR, Baicu CF, Bonnema DD. Diastolic heart failure: definitions and terminology. Prog Cardiovasc Dis. 2005 Mar-Apr; 47(5):307-13. PMID: 16003645.
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    49. Zile MR, Baicu CF, Gaasch WH. Diastolic heart failure--abnormalities in active relaxation and passive stiffness of the left ventricle. N Engl J Med. 2004 May 06; 350(19):1953-9. PMID: 15128895.
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    50. Yost MJ, Baicu CF, Stonerock CE, Goodwin RL, Price RL, Davis JM, Evans H, Watson PD, Gore CM, Sweet J, Creech L, Zile MR, Terracio L. A novel tubular scaffold for cardiovascular tissue engineering. Tissue Eng. 2004 Jan-Feb; 10(1-2):273-84. PMID: 15009952.
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    51. Ishibashi Y, Takahashi M, Isomatsu Y, Qiao F, Iijima Y, Shiraishi H, Simsic JM, Baicu CF, Robbins J, Zile MR, Cooper G. Role of microtubules versus myosin heavy chain isoforms in contractile dysfunction of hypertrophied murine cardiocytes. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2003 Sep; 285(3):H1270-85. PMID: 12750067.
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    52. Baicu CF, Stroud JD, Livesay VA, Hapke E, Holder J, Spinale FG, Zile MR. Changes in extracellular collagen matrix alter myocardial systolic performance. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2003 Jan; 284(1):H122-32. PMID: 12485818.
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    53. Stroud JD, Baicu CF, Barnes MA, Spinale FG, Zile MR. Viscoelastic properties of pressure overload hypertrophied myocardium: effect of serine protease treatment. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2002 Jun; 282(6):H2324-35. PMID: 12003843.
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    54. Harris TS, Baicu CF, Conrad CH, Koide M, Buckley JM, Barnes M, Cooper G, Zile MR. Constitutive properties of hypertrophied myocardium: cellular contribution to changes in myocardial stiffness. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2002 Jun; 282(6):H2173-82. PMID: 12003826.
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    55. Nagai T, Laser M, Baicu CF, Zile MR, Cooper G, Kuppuswamy D. Beta3-integrin-mediated focal adhesion complex formation: adult cardiocytes embedded in three-dimensional polymer matrices. Am J Cardiol. 1999 Jun 17; 83(12A):38H-43H. PMID: 10750585.
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    56. Zile MR, Cowles MK, Buckley JM, Richardson K, Cowles BA, Baicu CF, Cooper G IV, Gharpuray V. Gel stretch method: a new method to measure constitutive properties of cardiac muscle cells. Am J Physiol. 1998 Jun; 274(6 Pt 2):H2188-202. PMID: 9841544.
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