A. Catharine Ross, Ph.D.
Professor and Occupant of Dorothy Foehr Huck Chair
204 Chandlee Laboratory
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park PA 16802
Ph.D., Cornell University, 1976
Vitamin A/retinoid metabolism
Hepatic retinoid function and gene expression
Vitamin A in infection and immunity
Vitamin A and lung development in neonatal period
Zhang Y, Ross AC. Retinoic acid and the transcription factor MafB act together and differentially to regulate aggrecan and matrix metalloproteinase gene expression in neonatal chondrocytes. J. Cell. Biochem. 2013;114:471-479.
Ito K, Hao L, Wray AE, Ross AC. Lipid emulsion administered intravenously or orally attenuates triglyceride accumulation and expression of inflammatory markers in the liver of nonobese mice fed parenteral nutrition formula, J. Nutr. 143:253-259, 2013.
Restori KR, Kennett MJ, Ross AC. Immunization with pneumococcal polysaccharide PPS3 and lipopolysaccharide modulates lung and liver inflammation during a virulent Streptococcus pneumoniae infection in mice. Clin Vac Immunol. 20:639-50, 2013.
James ML, Ross AC, Nicola T, Steele C, Ambalavanan N. VARA attenuates hyperoxia-induced impaired alveolar development and lung function in newborn mice. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 304:L803-12, 2013.
Chen Q, Mosovsky KL, Ross AC. Retinoic acid and alpha-galactosylceramide regulate the expression of costimulatory receptors and transcription factors responsible for B cell activation and differentiation, Immunobiology, 218: 1477– 1487, 2013.
Ross AC, Restori KH. Vitamin A, (Chapter 17). In: Diet, immunity, and inflammation. Calder PC, Yaqoob P, eds. Woodhouse, London, Sept 2013.
Wu L, Zolfaghari R, Ross AC. Acidic retinoids in small amounts promote retinyl ester formation in neonatal lung, with transient increases in retinoid homeostatic gene expression. Nutr & Metab. 2013, 10:72.
Restori KH, McDaniel KL, Wray AE, Cantorna MT, Ross AC. Streptococcus pneumoniae-induced pneumonia and Citrobacter rodentium-induced gut infection differentially alter vitamin A concentrations in the lung and liver of mice. J. Nutr. 144(3): 392-398, 2014.
NUTR 490W Nutrition Seminar
NUTR 502 Regulation of Nutrient Metabolism II (Vitamins section)
NUTR 508 Readings in Molecular Nutrition
NUTR 583 Nutritional Epidemiology
- Domains of Health and Behavior