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Robert M. Blanton Jr.

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionTufts Medical Center
DepartmentMedicine
AddressMolecular Cardiology Research Institute
Tufts Medical Center
800 Washington Street, Box 80
Boston MA 02111-1800
Phone(617) 636-7678
Fax(617) 636-1444
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    1. Blanton RM. What can haemodynamic profiles teach us about heart failure in the paediatric population? Eur Heart J. 2017 Oct 07; 38(38):2910-2911. PMID: 29019618.
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    2. Nevers T, Salvador AM, Velazquez F, Ngwenyama N, Carrillo-Salinas FJ, Aronovitz M, Blanton RM, Alcaide P. Th1 effector T cells selectively orchestrate cardiac fibrosis in nonischemic heart failure. J Exp Med. 2017 Oct 02. PMID: 28970239.
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    3. Morine KJ, Qiao X, Paruchuri V, Aronovitz MJ, Mackey EE, Buiten L, Levine J, Ughreja K, Nepali P, Blanton RM, Oh SP, Karas RH, Kapur NK. Reduced activin receptor-like kinase 1 activity promotes cardiac fibrosis in heart failure. Cardiovasc Pathol. 2017 Jul 18; 31:26-33. PMID: 28820968.
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    4. Salvador AM, Moss ME, Aronovitz M, Mueller KB, Blanton RM, Jaffe IZ, Alcaide P. Endothelial mineralocorticoid receptor contributes to systolic dysfunction induced by pressure overload without modulating cardiac hypertrophy or inflammation. Physiol Rep. 2017 Jun; 5(12). PMID: 28637706.
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    5. Jin H, Welzig CM, Aronovitz M, Noubary F, Blanton R, Wang B, Rajab M, Albano A, Link MS, Noujaim SF, Park HJ, Galper JB. QRS/T-Wave and Calcium Alternans in a Type I Diabetic Mouse Model for Spontaneous Post Myocardial Infarction Ventricular Tachycardia: A Mechanism for the Antiarrhythmic Effect of Statins. Heart Rhythm. 2017 May 15. PMID: 28522367.
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    6. Morine KJ, Qiao X, Paruchuri V, Aronovitz MJ, Mackey EE, Buiten L, Levine J, Ughreja K, Nepali P, Blanton RM, Karas RH, Oh SP, Kapur NK. Conditional knockout of activin like kinase-1 (ALK-1) leads to heart failure without maladaptive remodeling. Heart Vessels. 2017 Feb 17. PMID: 28213819.
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    7. Salvador AM, Nevers T, Velázquez F, Aronovitz M, Wang B, Abadía Molina A, Jaffe IZ, Karas RH, Blanton RM, Alcaide P. Intercellular Adhesion Molecule 1 Regulates Left Ventricular Leukocyte Infiltration, Cardiac Remodeling, and Function in Pressure Overload-Induced Heart Failure. J Am Heart Assoc. 2016; 5(3). PMID: 27068635.
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    8. Thoonen R, Giovanni S, Govindan S, Lee DI, Wang GR, Calamaras TD, Takimoto E, Kass DA, Sadayappan S, Blanton RM. Molecular Screen Identifies Cardiac Myosin-Binding Protein-C as a Protein Kinase G-Ia Substrate. Circ Heart Fail. 2015 Nov; 8(6):1115-22. PMID: 26477830.
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    9. Nevers T, Salvador AM, Grodecki-Pena A, Knapp A, Velázquez F, Aronovitz M, Kapur NK, Karas RH, Blanton RM, Alcaide P. Left Ventricular T-Cell Recruitment Contributes to the Pathogenesis of Heart Failure. Circ Heart Fail. 2015 Jul; 8(4):776-87. PMID: 26022677.
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    10. Parikh A, Wu J, Blanton RM, Tzanakakis ES. Signaling Pathways and Gene Regulatory Networks in Cardiomyocyte Differentiation. Tissue Eng Part B Rev. 2015 Aug; 21(4):377-92. PMID: 25813860.
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    11. Pruthi D, Khankin EV, Blanton RM, Aronovitz M, Burke SD, McCurley A, Karumanchi SA, Jaffe IZ. Exposure to experimental preeclampsia in mice enhances the vascular response to future injury. Hypertension. 2015 Apr; 65(4):863-70. PMID: 25712723.
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    12. Sasaki H, Nagayama T, Blanton RM, Seo K, Zhang M, Zhu G, Lee DI, Bedja D, Hsu S, Tsukamoto O, Takashima S, Kitakaze M, Mendelsohn ME, Karas RH, Kass DA, Takimoto E. PDE5 inhibitor efficacy is estrogen dependent in female heart disease. J Clin Invest. 2014 Jun 2; 124(6):2464-71. PMID: 24837433; PMCID: PMC4089449.
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    13. Zhang Y, Welzig CM, Picard KL, Du C, Wang B, Pan JQ, Kyriakis JM, Aronovitz MJ, Claycomb WC, Blanton RM, Park HJ, Galper JB. Glycogen synthase kinase-3ß inhibition ameliorates cardiac parasympathetic dysfunction in type 1 diabetic Akita mice. Diabetes. 2014 Jun; 63(6):2097-113. PMID: 24458356; PMCID: PMC4030105 [Available on 06/01/15].
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    14. Kong Q, Blanton RM. Protein kinase G I and heart failure: Shifting focus from vascular unloading to direct myocardial antiremodeling effects. Circ Heart Fail. 2013 Nov; 6(6):1268-83. PMID: 24255056; NIHMSID: NIHMS635776.
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    15. Kapur NK, Paruchuri V, Aronovitz MJ, Qiao X, Mackey EE, Daly GH, Ughreja K, Levine J, Blanton R, Hill NS, Karas RH. Biventricular remodeling in murine models of right ventricular pressure overload. PLoS One. 2013; 8(7):e70802. PMID: 23936252; PMCID: PMC3728304.
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    16. Wang GR, Surks HK, Tang KM, Zhu Y, Mendelsohn ME, Blanton RM. Steroid-sensitive gene 1 is a novel cyclic GMP-dependent protein kinase I substrate in vascular smooth muscle cells. J Biol Chem. 2013 Aug 23; 288(34):24972-83. PMID: 23831687; PMCID: PMC3750192.
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    17. Blanton RM, Takimoto E, Aronovitz M, Thoonen R, Kass DA, Karas RH, Mendelsohn ME. Mutation of the protein kinase I alpha leucine zipper domain produces hypertension and progressive left ventricular hypertrophy: a novel mouse model of age-dependent hypertensive heart disease. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2013 Nov; 68(11):1351-5. PMID: 23657971; PMCID: PMC3805294.
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    18. Blanton RM, Takimoto E, Lane AM, Aronovitz M, Piotrowski R, Karas RH, Kass DA, Mendelsohn ME. Protein kinase g ia inhibits pressure overload-induced cardiac remodeling and is required for the cardioprotective effect of sildenafil in vivo. J Am Heart Assoc. 2012 Oct; 1(5):e003731. PMID: 23316302; PMCID: PMC3541610.
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    19. Kato M, Blanton R, Wang GR, Judson TJ, Abe Y, Myoishi M, Karas RH, Mendelsohn ME. Direct binding and regulation of RhoA protein by cyclic GMP-dependent protein kinase Ia. J Biol Chem. 2012 Nov 30; 287(49):41342-51. PMID: 23066013; PMCID: PMC3510832.
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    20. Blanton RM, Nappi A, Kimmelstiel CD. Conversion of infarction-associated atrial fibrillation by restoration of atrial perfusion. Clin Cardiol. 2010 Dec; 33(12):E79-81. PMID: 21184550.
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    21. Takimoto E, Koitabashi N, Hsu S, Ketner EA, Zhang M, Nagayama T, Bedja D, Gabrielson KL, Blanton R, Siderovski DP, Mendelsohn ME, Kass DA. Regulator of G protein signaling 2 mediates cardiac compensation to pressure overload and antihypertrophic effects of PDE5 inhibition in mice. J Clin Invest. 2009 Feb; 119(2):408-20. PMID: 19127022; PMCID: PMC2631292.
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    22. Michael SK, Surks HK, Wang Y, Zhu Y, Blanton R, Jamnongjit M, Aronovitz M, Baur W, Ohtani K, Wilkerson MK, Bonev AD, Nelson MT, Karas RH, Mendelsohn ME. High blood pressure arising from a defect in vascular function. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008 May 6; 105(18):6702-7. PMID: 18448676; PMCID: PMC2373316.
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    23. Chiu HC, Kovacs A, Blanton RM, Han X, Courtois M, Weinheimer CJ, Yamada KA, Brunet S, Xu H, Nerbonne JM, Welch MJ, Fettig NM, Sharp TL, Sambandam N, Olson KM, Ory DS, Schaffer JE. Transgenic expression of fatty acid transport protein 1 in the heart causes lipotoxic cardiomyopathy. Circ Res. 2005 Feb 4; 96(2):225-33. PMID: 15618539.
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