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Elena Ambrogini

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
DepartmentInternal Med, College of Medicine
DivisionInternal Med Endo
AddressS310B Shorey
4104 Outpatient Circle
Mail Slot # 587
Little Rock AR 72205
Phone501-686-5130
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    Dr. Elena Ambrogini received her medical degree from the University of Pisa in Italy. She continued her training and received a Ph.D. in Endocrine and Metabolic Sciences from the same university. In addition, Dr. Ambrogini completed several internships, residencies, and fellowships, focusing on endocrinology, metabolic diseases, and internal medicine. She is currently working on additional training in Endocrinology and Metabolism through the UAMS Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism. Dr. Ambrogini is a member of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. She has received the Thomas E. Andreoli Award for excellence in internal medicine as well as the ASBMR Felix Bronner Young Investigator Award for the top ranked abstract by a young investigator at the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research 32th Annual meeting in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Dr. Ambrogini focuses much of her time on research. The main research interests of Dr. Ambrogini are in the field of endocrinology and particularly in bone and calcium homeostasis, and thyroid diseases. Her work is particularly focused on the pathophysiology of osteoporosis and metabolic bone diseases. These studies have been the object of oral presentations at International Meetings and publications.


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    1. Iyer S, Han L, Ambrogini E, Yavropoulou M, Fowlkes J, Manolagas SC, Almeida M. Deletion of FoxO1, 3, and 4 in Osteoblast Progenitors Attenuates the Loss of Cancellous Bone Mass in a Mouse Model of Type 1 Diabetes. J Bone Miner Res. 2017 Jan; 32(1):60-69. PMID: 27491024.
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    2. Bartell SM, Kim HN, Ambrogini E, Han L, Iyer S, Serra Ucer S, Rabinovitch P, Jilka RL, Weinstein RS, Zhao H, O'Brien CA, Manolagas SC, Almeida M. FoxO proteins restrain osteoclastogenesis and bone resorption by attenuating H2O2 accumulation. Nat Commun. 2014 Apr 30; 5:3773. PMID: 24781012; PMCID: PMC4015330.
    3. Iyer S, Ambrogini E, Bartell SM, Han L, Roberson PK, de Cabo R, Jilka RL, Weinstein RS, O'Brien CA, Manolagas SC, Almeida M. FOXOs attenuate bone formation by suppressing Wnt signaling. J Clin Invest. 2013 Aug; 123(8):3409-19. PMID: 23867625; PMCID: PMC3726166.
    4. Almeida M, Iyer S, Martin-Millan M, Bartell SM, Han L, Ambrogini E, Onal M, Xiong J, Weinstein RS, Jilka RL, O'Brien CA, Manolagas SC. Estrogen receptor-a signaling in osteoblast progenitors stimulates cortical bone accrual. J Clin Invest. 2013 Jan; 123(1):394-404. PMID: 23221342; PMCID: PMC3533305.
    5. Almeida M, Han L, Ambrogini E, Weinstein RS, Manolagas SC. Glucocorticoids and tumor necrosis factor a increase oxidative stress and suppress Wnt protein signaling in osteoblasts. J Biol Chem. 2011 Dec 30; 286(52):44326-35. PMID: 22030390; PMCID: PMC3247937.
    6. Jilka RL, Almeida M, Ambrogini E, Han L, Roberson PK, Weinstein RS, Manolagas SC. Decreased oxidative stress and greater bone anabolism in the aged, when compared to the young, murine skeleton with parathyroid hormone administration. Aging Cell. 2010 Oct; 9(5):851-67. PMID: 20698835; PMCID: PMC2958819.
    7. Almeida M, Han L, Ambrogini E, Bartell SM, Manolagas SC. Oxidative stress stimulates apoptosis and activates NF-kappaB in osteoblastic cells via a PKCbeta/p66shc signaling cascade: counter regulation by estrogens or androgens. Mol Endocrinol. 2010 Oct; 24(10):2030-7. PMID: 20685851; PMCID: PMC2954638.
    8. Almeida M, Martin-Millan M, Ambrogini E, Bradsher R, Han L, Chen XD, Roberson PK, Weinstein RS, O'Brien CA, Jilka RL, Manolagas SC. Estrogens attenuate oxidative stress and the differentiation and apoptosis of osteoblasts by DNA-binding-independent actions of the ERalpha. J Bone Miner Res. 2010 Apr; 25(4):769-81. PMID: 19821774; PMCID: PMC3153331.
    9. Ambrogini E, Almeida M, Martin-Millan M, Paik JH, Depinho RA, Han L, Goellner J, Weinstein RS, Jilka RL, O'Brien CA, Manolagas SC. FoxO-mediated defense against oxidative stress in osteoblasts is indispensable for skeletal homeostasis in mice. Cell Metab. 2010 Feb 03; 11(2):136-46. PMID: 20142101; PMCID: PMC2819984.
    10. Martin-Millan M, Almeida M, Ambrogini E, Han L, Zhao H, Weinstein RS, Jilka RL, O'Brien CA, Manolagas SC. The estrogen receptor-alpha in osteoclasts mediates the protective effects of estrogens on cancellous but not cortical bone. Mol Endocrinol. 2010 Feb; 24(2):323-34. PMID: 20053716; PMCID: PMC2817608.
    11. Virdis A, Cetani F, Giannarelli C, Banti C, Ghiadoni L, Ambrogini E, Carrara D, Pinchera A, Taddei S, Bernini G, Marcocci C. The sulfaphenazole-sensitive pathway acts as a compensatory mechanism for impaired nitric oxide availability in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism. Effect of surgical treatment. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2010 Feb; 95(2):920-7. PMID: 20022989.
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    12. Almeida M, Ambrogini E, Han L, Manolagas SC, Jilka RL. Increased lipid oxidation causes oxidative stress, increased peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-gamma expression, and diminished pro-osteogenic Wnt signaling in the skeleton. J Biol Chem. 2009 Oct 02; 284(40):27438-48. PMID: 19657144; PMCID: PMC2785673.
    13. Vignali E, Viccica G, Diacinti D, Cetani F, Cianferotti L, Ambrogini E, Banti C, Del Fiacco R, Bilezikian JP, Pinchera A, Marcocci C. Morphometric vertebral fractures in postmenopausal women with primary hyperparathyroidism. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2009 Jul; 94(7):2306-12. PMID: 19401378; PMCID: PMC3214277.
    14. Cetani F, Lemmi M, Cervia D, Borsari S, Cianferotti L, Pardi E, Ambrogini E, Banti C, Brown EM, Bagnoli P, Pinchera A, Marcocci C. Identification and functional characterization of loss-of-function mutations of the calcium-sensing receptor in four Italian kindreds with familial hypocalciuric hypercalcemia. Eur J Endocrinol. 2009 Mar; 160(3):481-9. PMID: 19073830.
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    15. Cetani F, Pardi E, Ambrogini E, Banti C, Viacava P, Borsari S, Bilezikian JP, Pinchera A, Marcocci C. Hyperparathyroidism 2 gene (HRPT2, CDC73) and parafibromin studies in two patients with primary hyperparathyroidism and uncertain pathological assessment. J Endocrinol Invest. 2008 Oct; 31(10):900-4. PMID: 19092296.
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    16. Cetani F, Pardi E, Ambrogini E, Viacava P, Borsari S, Lemmi M, Cianferotti L, Miccoli P, Pinchera A, Arnold A, Marcocci C. Different somatic alterations of the HRPT2 gene in a patient with recurrent sporadic primary hyperparathyroidism carrying an HRPT2 germline mutation. Endocr Relat Cancer. 2007 Jun; 14(2):493-9. PMID: 17639062.
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    17. Ambrogini E, Cetani F, Cianferotti L, Vignali E, Banti C, Viccica G, Oppo A, Miccoli P, Berti P, Bilezikian JP, Pinchera A, Marcocci C. Surgery or surveillance for mild asymptomatic primary hyperparathyroidism: a prospective, randomized clinical trial. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2007 Aug; 92(8):3114-21. PMID: 17535997.
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    18. Cetani F, Ambrogini E, Viacava P, Pardi E, Fanelli G, Naccarato AG, Borsari S, Lemmi M, Berti P, Miccoli P, Pinchera A, Marcocci C. Should parafibromin staining replace HRTP2 gene analysis as an additional tool for histologic diagnosis of parathyroid carcinoma? Eur J Endocrinol. 2007 May; 156(5):547-54. PMID: 17468190.
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    19. Cetani F, Pardi E, Ambrogini E, Lemmi M, Borsari S, Cianferotti L, Vignali E, Viacava P, Berti P, Mariotti S, Pinchera A, Marcocci C. Genetic analyses in familial isolated hyperparathyroidism: implication for clinical assessment and surgical management. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 2006 Feb; 64(2):146-52. PMID: 16430712.
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    20. MarinĂ² M, Morabito E, Altea MA, Ambrogini E, Oliveri F, Brunetto MR, Pollina LE, Campani D, Vitti P, Bartalena L, Pincheral A, Marcocci C. Autoimmune hepatitis during intravenous glucocorticoid pulse therapy for Graves' ophthalmopathy treated successfully with glucocorticoids themselves. J Endocrinol Invest. 2005 Mar; 28(3):280-4. PMID: 15952415.
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    21. Ambrogini E, Toraldo G, Marcocci C. Post-menopausal osteoporosis: is it an autoimmune disease? J Endocrinol Invest. 2005; 28(10 Suppl):43-7. PMID: 16550722.
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    22. Cetani F, Pardi E, Borsari S, Viacava P, Dipollina G, Cianferotti L, Ambrogini E, Gazzerro E, Colussi G, Berti P, Miccoli P, Pinchera A, Marcocci C. Genetic analyses of the HRPT2 gene in primary hyperparathyroidism: germline and somatic mutations in familial and sporadic parathyroid tumors. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2004 Nov; 89(11):5583-91. PMID: 15531515.
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    23. Cetani F, Ambrogini E, Faviana P, Vitti P, Berti P, Pinchera A, Marcocci C. Spontaneous short-term remission of primary hyperparathyroidism from infarction of a parathyroid adenoma. J Endocrinol Invest. 2004 Jul-Aug; 27(7):687-90. PMID: 15505996.
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    24. Tonacchera M, Agretti P, de Marco G, Elisei R, Perri A, Ambrogini E, De Servi M, Ceccarelli C, Viacava P, Refetoff S, Panunzi C, Bitti ML, Vitti P, Chiovato L, Pinchera A. Congenital hypothyroidism due to a new deletion in the sodium/iodide symporter protein. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 2003 Oct; 59(4):500-6. PMID: 14510914.
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    25. Cetani F, Pardi E, Vignali E, Borsari S, Picone A, Cianferotti L, Ambrogini E, Miccoli P, Pinchera A, Marcocci C. MEN1 gene alterations do not correlate with the phenotype of sporadic primary hyperparathyroidism. J Endocrinol Invest. 2002 Jun; 25(6):508-12. PMID: 12109621.
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    26. Vignali E, Picone A, Materazzi G, Steffe S, Berti P, Cianferotti L, Cetani F, Ambrogini E, Miccoli P, Pinchera A, Marcocci C. A quick intraoperative parathyroid hormone assay in the surgical management of patients with primary hyperparathyroidism: a study of 206 consecutive cases. Eur J Endocrinol. 2002 Jun; 146(6):783-8. PMID: 12039698.
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