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Helen Benes

TitleProfessor Emeritus
InstitutionUniversity of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
DepartmentNeurobiology & Developmental Science, College of Medicine
DivisionNeuro & Devel SAdministration
Address938 Shorey
4301 W Markham St.
Mail Slot # 510
Little Rock AR 72205
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    Other Roles
    Professor, Department of Neurobiology & Developmental Sciences, UAMS
    Associate Director and Program Coordinator, Arkansas INBRE

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    R01HD093461     (MACNICOL, ANGUS M)Sep 1, 2018 - Jun 30, 2023
    Control of pituitary cell plasticity through regulated mRNA translation
    Role: Co-Investigator

    R21AI094168     (BENES, HELEN)Aug 5, 2011 - Jul 31, 2014
    NIH/Nat. Inst. of Allergy & Infectious Diseases
    Molecular genetic control of the immature female mosquito vector
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R01HD059056     (CHILDS, GWEN V.)Aug 15, 2009 - Jun 30, 2015
    The Significance of Leptin Signals to Neonatal Somatotropes and Gonadotropes
    Role: Co-Investigator

    R01AG028088     (ZIMNIAK, PIOTR)Feb 1, 2007 - Oct 31, 2012
    Role of glutathione transferases in life span extension of C. elegans
    Role: Co-Investigator

    R01AG018845     (ZIMNIAK, PIOTR)Mar 1, 2002 - Feb 28, 2009
    NIH/Nat. Inst. on Aging
    Role of lipid peroxidation and 2-hydroxynonenal in aging
    Role: Co-Investigator

    R01AI046738     (BENES, HELEN)Feb 1, 2002 - Jan 31, 2008
    NIH/Nat. Inst. of Allergy & Infectious Diseases
    Sex-Specific Gene Activity in the Mosquito Larva
    Role: Principal Investigator

    P20GM103429     (CORNETT, LAWRENCE E)Sep 30, 2001 - Apr 30, 2025
    Partnerships for Biomedical Research in Arkansas
    Role: Co-Investigator

    P20RR016460     (CORNETT, LAWRENCE E)Sep 30, 2001 - Apr 30, 2015
    Partnerships for Biomedical Research in Arkansas
    Role: Co-Investigator

    R21AI035103     (BENES, HELEN)Feb 1, 1994 - Sep 29, 1999
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R01AI035103     (BENES, HELEN)Feb 1, 1994 - Jan 31, 1998
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Odle AK, Beneš H, Melgar Castillo A, Akhter N, Syed M, Haney A, Allensworth-James M, Hardy L, Winter B, Manoharan R, Syed R, MacNicol MC, MacNicol AM, Childs GV. Association of Gnrhr mRNA With the Stem Cell Determinant Musashi: A Mechanism for Leptin-Mediated Modulation of GnRHR Expression. Endocrinology. 2018 02 01; 159(2):883-894. PMID: 29228137.
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    2. Singh P, Sharma R, McElhanon K, Allen CD, Megyesi JK, Beneš H, Singh SP. Sulforaphane protects the heart from doxorubicin-induced toxicity. Free Radic Biol Med. 2015 Sep; 86:90-101. PMID: 26025579.
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    3. Akhter N, CarlLee T, Syed MM, Odle AK, Cozart MA, Haney AC, Allensworth-James ML, Beneš H, Childs GV. Selective deletion of leptin receptors in gonadotropes reveals activin and GnRH-binding sites as leptin targets in support of fertility. Endocrinology. 2014 Oct; 155(10):4027-42. PMID: 25057790.
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    4. Foster SR, Galanzha EI, Totten DC, Benes H, Shmookler Reis RJ, Zharov VP. Photoacoustically-guided photothermal killing of mosquitoes targeted by nanoparticles. J Biophotonics. 2013.
    5. Totten DC, Vuong M, Litvinova OV, Jinwal UK, Gulia-Nuss M, Harrell RA 2nd, Benes H. Targeting gene expression to the female larval fat body of transgenic Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. Insect Mol Biol. 2013; 22(1):18-30.
    6. D.C. Totten, B.E. Johnson. Female-specific expression of tTAV in immature Aedes aegypti. National Meeting of the Entomological Society of America. 2013.
    7. D.L. Davies, N. Akhter, J.C. Daniel, J.E. Garrett, H.R. Hayes, N.B. Kandavalli, B.W. Newton, K.D. Phelan, M.M. Syed, L.N. Watson. Multiple changes in teaching procedures increase student engagement and success in gross anatomy during revision of a medical curriculum. FASEB Meeting. 2013.
    8. Benes H. Targeting sex-specific gene expression to the dipteran fat body. National Meeting of the Entomological Society of America. 2013.
    9. Totten, D.C., B.E. Johnson. Expression of a tet-responsive transcriptional activator in transgenic Aedes aegypti. Joint Meeting of the Southwestern & Southeastern Branches of the Entomological Society of America. 2012.
    10. D.C. Totten. Use of a larval tissue-specific enhancer to control immature female mosquitoes. 6th International Symposium on Molecular Insect Science. 2011.
    11. D.C. Totten. Use of a culicine mosquito promoter to induce female-specific gene activity in Anopheles stephensi larvae. 60th Annual Meeting of The American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 2011.
    12. Vuong, M.L., Boerma, M., Telemaque, S., Marsh, J.D., Zimniak, P. Resistance to cardiac doxorubicin damage in a Gsta4 knockout mouse. Experimental Biology FASEB Mtg. 2010.
    13. Litvinova, O.V., Dauback, S., Mondal, A.K., Zimniak, P., Benes H. Rescue of the flightless phenotype of a Glutathione S-transferase S1 (GstS1) null mutant. 49th Annual Drosophila Research Conference; April 2008; San Diego, CA. 49th Annual Drosophila Research Conference. 2008.
    14. Mondal, A.K., Singh, S.P., Chandra-Kuntal, K., Mondal Ghosh, C., Thaden, J.J., Shmookler Reis, R.J., Zimniak, L., Benes H, Zimniak, P. Modifying metabolism of lipid peroxidation in Drosophila muscle by transgenic expression of mGSTA4-4 with Mhc-Gal4 driver extends life span. 48th Annual Drosophila Research Conference; March 2007; Philadelphia, PA. 48th Annual Drosophila Research Conference. 2007.
    15. Szumska D, Benes H, Kang P, Weinstein RS, Jilka RL, Manolagas SC, Shmookler Reis RJ. A novel locus on the X chromosome regulates post-maturity bone density changes in mice. Bone. 2007 Mar; 40(3):758-66. PMID: 17185055.
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    16. Jinwal UK, Zakharkin SO, Litvinova OV, Jain S, Benes H. Sex-, stage- and tissue-specific regulation by a mosquito hexamerin promoter. Insect Mol Biol. 2006 Jun; 15(3):301-11. PMID: 16756549.
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    17. Jinwal, U.K., Sharma, N.K., Litvinova, O.V., Gulia, M., Benes H. Doublesex regulates activity of a culicine mosquito hexamerin gene. Fifth International Symposium on Molecular Insect Science; May 2006; Tucson, AZ. Fifth International Symposium on Molecular Insect Science. 2006.
    18. Mondal, A.K., Chandra-Kuntal, K., Singh, S.P., Litvinova, O.V., Sims, T.J., Zimniak, L., Zimniak, P., Benes H. Glutathione transferase S1 (GstS1) mutants exhibit increased stress resistance. 47th Annual Drosophila Research Conference; March 2006; Houston, TX. 47th Annual Drosophila Research Conference. 2006.
    19. Ayyadevara S, Dandapat A, Singh SP, Benes H, Zimniak L, Shmookler Reis RJ, Zimniak P. Lifespan extension in hypomorphic daf-2 mutants of Caenorhabditis elegans is partially mediated by glutathione transferase CeGSTP2-2. Aging Cell. 2005 Dec; 4(6):299-307. PMID: 16300482.
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    20. Ayyadevara S, Engle MR, Singh SP, Dandapat A, Lichti CF, Benes H, Shmookler Reis RJ, Liebau E, Zimniak P. Lifespan and stress resistance of Caenorhabditis elegans are increased by expression of glutathione transferases capable of metabolizing the lipid peroxidation product 4-hydroxynonenal. Aging Cell. 2005 Oct; 4(5):257-71. PMID: 16164425.
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    21. Whitworth AJ, Theodore DA, Greene JC, Benes H, Wes PD, Pallanck LJ. Increased glutathione S-transferase activity rescues dopaminergic neuron loss in a Drosophila model of Parkinson's disease. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2005 May 31; 102(22):8024-9. PMID: 15911761.
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    22. Jinwal, U.K., Litvinova, O.V., Jain, S., Sharma, N.K., Benes H. Female-specific promoter activity in dipteran larvae. EMBO (European Molecular Biology Organization) Workshop. 2005.
    23. Mondal, A.K., Feng, Y.P., Jinwal, U.K., Cypser, J.R., Whitworth, A.J., Pallanck, L.J., Zimniak, P., Benes H. Absence of Glutathione S-transferase S1 (GstS1-1) renders flies flightless. 46th Annual Drosophila Research Conference; March 2005; San Diego, CA. 46th Annual Drosophila Research Conference. 2005.
    24. Jinwal, U.K., Litvinova, O.V., Jain, S., Sharma, N.K., Benes H. Female-specific enhancer activity from a mosquito hexamerin gene. Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting. 2005.
    25. Ayyadevara, S., Dandapat, A., Singh, S.P., Benes H, Zimniak, L., Shmookler Reis, R.J., Zimniak, P. Life span extension in hypomorphic daf-2 mutants of C. elegans is partially mediated by glutathione transferase CeGSTP2-2. Aging Cell. 2005; 4(6):299-307.
    26. Zakharkin SO, Willis RL, Litvinova OV, Jinwal UK, Headley VV, Benes H. Identification of two mariner-like elements in the genome of the mosquito Ochlerotatus atropalpus. Insect Biochem Mol Biol. 2004 Apr; 34(4):377-86. PMID: 15041021.
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    27. Jinwal, U.K., Litvinova, O.V., Jain, S., Benes H. Molecular basis for female-specific promoter activity in mosquito larvae. Keystone Symp. on Molec. & Cell. Biol. 2004; 48.
    28. Zakharkin, S.O., Willis, R.L., Litvinova, O.V., Jinwal, U.K., Headley, V.V., Benes H. Identification of two mariner-like elements in the genome of the autogenous mosquito, Ochlerotatus atropalpus. Insect Biochem. Molec. Biol. 2004; 34(4):377-386.
    29. Sawicki R, Singh SP, Mondal AK, Benes H, Zimniak P. Cloning, expression and biochemical characterization of one Epsilon-class (GST-3) and ten Delta-class (GST-1) glutathione S-transferases from Drosophila melanogaster, and identification of additional nine members of the Epsilon class. Biochem J. 2003 Mar 01; 370(Pt 2):661-9. PMID: 12443531.
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