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Noor Akhter

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
DepartmentNeurobiology & Developmental Science, College of Medicine
DivisionNeuro & Devl SFaculty
Address554-2 Biomedical Research II
200 South Cedar
Mail Slot # 846
Little Rock AR 72202
Phone501-526-4310
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    R25GM129817     (PHELAN, KEVIN D)Aug 10, 2018 - May 31, 2023
    NIH/NIGMS
    ArkanSONO: A Technology Based Outreach Exposure Program for High School Students
    Role: Co-Investigator

    P20RR020146     (GARCIA-RILL, EDGAR E.)Aug 29, 2009 - Sep 8, 2012
    NIH/NCRR
    Center for Translational Neuroscience
    Role: Co-Investigator

    R01HD059056     (CHILDS, GWEN V)Aug 15, 2009 - Jun 30, 2014
    NIH/NICHD
    The Significance of Leptin Signals to Neonatal Somatotropes and Gonadotropes
    Role: Co-Investigator

    R21HD047467     (CHILDS, GWEN V)Jul 1, 2004 - Jun 30, 2007
    NIH/NICHD
    Cellular Basis for Non-Parallel Gonadotropin Release
    Role: Co-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. Odle AK, Akhter N, Syed MM, Allensworth-James ML, Beneš H, Melgar Castillo AI, MacNicol MC, MacNicol AM, Childs GV. Leptin Regulation of Gonadotrope Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone Receptors As a Metabolic Checkpoint and Gateway to Reproductive Competence. Front Endocrinol (Lausanne). 2017; 8:367. PMID: 29354094.
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    3. Odle AK, Allensworth-James ML, Akhter N, Syed M, Haney AC, MacNicol M, MacNicol AM, Childs GV. A Sex-Dependent, Tropic Role for Leptin in the Somatotrope as a Regulator of POU1F1 and POU1F1-Dependent Hormones. Endocrinology. 2016 Oct; 157(10):3958-3971. PMID: 27571135.
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    4. Odle AK, Allensworth-James M, Haney A, Akhter N, Syed M, Childs GV. Adipocyte Versus Somatotrope Leptin: Regulation of Metabolic Functions in the Mouse. Endocrinology. 2016 Apr; 157(4):1443-56. PMID: 26859333.
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    5. Odle AK, Haney A, Allensworth-James M, Akhter N, Childs GV. Adipocyte versus pituitary leptin in the regulation of pituitary hormones: somatotropes develop normally in the absence of circulating leptin. Endocrinology. 2014 Nov; 155(11):4316-28. PMID: 25116704.
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    6. 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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    7. Syed M, Cozart M, Haney AC, Akhter N, Odle AK, Allensworth-James M, Crane C, Syed FM, Childs GV. Ghrelin restoration of function in vitro in somatotropes from male mice lacking the Janus kinase (JAK)-binding site of the leptin receptor. Endocrinology. 2013 Apr; 154(4):1565-76. PMID: 23417423.
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    8. Akhter N, Odle AK, Allensworth-James ML, Haney AC, Syed MM, Cozart MA, Chua S, Kineman R, Childs GV. Ablation of leptin signaling to somatotropes: changes in metabolic factors that cause obesity. Endocrinology. 2012 Oct; 153(10):4705-15. PMID: 22865370.
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    9. Childs GV, Akhter N, Haney A, Syed M, Odle A, Cozart M, Brodrick Z, Gaddy D, Suva LJ, Akel N, Crane C, Benes H, Charlesworth A, Luque R, Chua S, Kineman RD. The somatotrope as a metabolic sensor: deletion of leptin receptors causes obesity. Endocrinology. 2011 Jan; 152(1):69-81. PMID: 21084451.
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    10. Crane C, Akhter N, Johnson BW, Iruthayanathan M, Syed F, Kudo A, Zhou YH, Childs GV. Fasting and glucose effects on pituitary leptin expression: is leptin a local signal for nutrient status? J Histochem Cytochem. 2007 Oct; 55(10):1059-73. PMID: 17595338.
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    11. Akhter N, Johnson BW, Crane C, Iruthayanathan M, Zhou YH, Kudo A, Childs GV. Anterior pituitary leptin expression changes in different reproductive states: in vitro stimulation by gonadotropin-releasing hormone. J Histochem Cytochem. 2007 Feb; 55(2):151-66. PMID: 17046838.
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    12. Childs GV, Iruthayanathan M, Akhter N, Johnson BW. Estrogen mediated cross talk between the ovary and pituitary somatotrope. Pre-ovulatory support for reproductive activity. Mol Cell Endocrinol. 2006 Mar 09; 247(1-2):60-3. PMID: 16443322.
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    13. Childs GV, Iruthayanathan M, Akhter N, Unabia G, Whitehead-Johnson B. Bipotential effects of estrogen on growth hormone synthesis and storage in vitro. Endocrinology. 2005 Apr; 146(4):1780-8. PMID: 15618363.
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    14. McDuffie IA, Akhter N, Childs GV. Regulation of leptin mRNA and protein expression in pituitary somatotropes. J Histochem Cytochem. 2004 Feb; 52(2):263-73. PMID: 14729878.
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    15. Zahid MA, Bakhsh R, Dar FS, Akhter N, Malik ZI. Comparison of single dose and three dose antibiotic prophylaxis with cefotaxime sodium in cholecystectomy. J Ayub Med Coll Abbottabad. 2003 Jan-Mar; 15(1):38-40. PMID: 12870316.
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