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Asangi Kumarapeli

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
DepartmentPathology, College of Medicine
DivisionPathology Clinical
Address324 UAMS Campus Dr.
Mail Slot # 517
Little Rock AR 72205
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    College of American Pathologists
    United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology
    Arkansas Medical Society
    American Society of Cytopathology

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    Chair, Pathology Clinical Competency Committee

    Course Director, M4 Anatomic Pathology Clerkship

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    2015Resident Research Competition, Cleveland Society of Pathologists
    2013Adrian O. Vladutiu Award for Excellence, State University of New York at Buffalo
    2008 - 2009Post-doctoral Fellowship Grant Award, American Heart Association, Great Rivers Affiliate
    2005 - 2006Pre-doctoral Fellowship Grant Award , American Heart Association, Greater Midwest Affiliate

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    Research Interests: Breast Pathology, Cardiovascular Molecular Biology and Physiology, Cytopathology

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    1. Todorova VK, Siegel ER, Kaufmann Y, Kumarapeli A, Owen A, Wei JY, Makhoul I, Klimberg VS. Dantrolene Attenuates Cardiotoxicity of Doxorubicin Without Reducing its Antitumor Efficacy in a Breast Cancer Model. Transl Oncol. 2020 Jan 06; 13(2):471-480. PMID: 31918212.
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    2. Kuo E, Kumarapeli AR. Placental Pathology in Down Syndrome-Associated Transient Abnormal Myelopoiesis. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2019 Apr 10. PMID: 30969155.
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    3. Kumarapeli AR, Bellamy W, Olgaard E, Massoll N, Korourian S. Short-Duration Rapid Chilling of Mastectomy Specimens Does Not Interfere With Breast Cancer Biomarker and Molecular Testing. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2019 01; 143(1):92-98. PMID: 29932859.
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    4. Kumarapeli AR, Gokden M. Utility of autopsy brain imprint and squash cytology for detection of lymphoma/leukemia emboli in select patients presenting with rapid decline in mental status. Diagn Cytopathol. 2018 Aug; 46(8):694-697. PMID: 29575593.
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    5. Campbell K, Kumarapeli AR, Gokden N, Cox RM, Hutchins L, Gardner JM. Metastatic melanoma with dedifferentiation and extensive rhabdomyosarcomatous heterologous component. J Cutan Pathol. 2018 May; 45(5):360-364. PMID: 29405341.
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    6. Levy RA, Kumarapeli AR, Spencer HJ, Quick CM. Cervical polyps: Is histologic evaluation necessary? Pathol Res Pract. 2016 Sep; 212(9):800-3. PMID: 27465834.
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    7. Ranek MJ, Zheng H, Huang W, Kumarapeli AR, Li J, Liu J, Wang X. Genetically induced moderate inhibition of 20S proteasomes in cardiomyocytes facilitates heart failure in mice during systolic overload. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 2015 Aug; 85:273-81. PMID: 26116868.
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    8. Chapman TR, Kumarapeli AR, Nyflot MJ, Bowen SR, Yeung RS, Vesselle HJ, Yeh MM, Apisarnthanarax S. Functional imaging of radiation liver injury in a liver metastasis patient: imaging and pathologic correlation. J Gastrointest Oncol. 2015 Jun; 6(3):E44-7. PMID: 26029465.
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    9. Kumarapeli AR, Kozielski R. Vulvar atypical granular cell tumor in a preadolescent patient. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2013 Jun; 26(3):e85-7. PMID: 23566797.
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    10. Su H, Li J, Menon S, Liu J, Kumarapeli AR, Wei N, Wang X. Perturbation of cullin deneddylation via conditional Csn8 ablation impairs the ubiquitin-proteasome system and causes cardiomyocyte necrosis and dilated cardiomyopathy in mice. Circ Res. 2011 Jan 07; 108(1):40-50. PMID: 21051661.
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    11. Zheng H, Tang M, Zheng Q, Kumarapeli AR, Horak KM, Tian Z, Wang X. Doxycycline attenuates protein aggregation in cardiomyocytes and improves survival of a mouse model of cardiac proteinopathy. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2010 Oct 19; 56(17):1418-26. PMID: 20947000.
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    12. Kumarapeli AR, Horak K, Wang X. Protein quality control in protection against systolic overload cardiomyopathy: the long term role of small heat shock proteins. Am J Transl Res. 2010 Jul 21; 2(4):390-401. PMID: 20733949.
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    13. Kumarapeli AR, Su H, Huang W, Tang M, Zheng H, Horak KM, Li M, Wang X. Alpha B-crystallin suppresses pressure overload cardiac hypertrophy. Circ Res. 2008 Dec 05; 103(12):1473-82. PMID: 18974385.
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    14. Kubo H, Jaleel N, Kumarapeli A, Berretta RM, Bratinov G, Shan X, Wang H, Houser SR, Margulies KB. Increased cardiac myocyte progenitors in failing human hearts. Circulation. 2008 Aug 05; 118(6):649-57. PMID: 18645055.
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    15. Lindsten K, Menéndez-Benito V, Masucci MG, Dantuma NP, Kumarapeli AR, Horak KM, Zheng H, Wang X. GFP reporter mouse models of UPS proteolytic function. FASEB J. 2006 May; 20(7):1027; author reply 1027-8. PMID: 16675852.
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    16. Chen Q, Liu JB, Horak KM, Zheng H, Kumarapeli AR, Li J, Li F, Gerdes AM, Wawrousek EF, Wang X. Intrasarcoplasmic amyloidosis impairs proteolytic function of proteasomes in cardiomyocytes by compromising substrate uptake. Circ Res. 2005 Nov 11; 97(10):1018-26. PMID: 16210548.
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    17. Kumarapeli AR, Horak KM, Glasford JW, Li J, Chen Q, Liu J, Zheng H, Wang X. A novel transgenic mouse model reveals deregulation of the ubiquitin-proteasome system in the heart by doxorubicin. FASEB J. 2005 Dec; 19(14):2051-3. PMID: 16188962.
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    18. Kumarapeli AR, Wang X. Genetic modification of the heart: chaperones and the cytoskeleton. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 2004 Dec; 37(6):1097-109. PMID: 15572040.
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    19. Kumarapeli AR, Gullatta R, Hart-Spicer C. Pap Test Utilization Trends in the Era of Changing Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines: A Community Outreach Laboratory Experience. 104th Annual Meeting of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Boston, MA. Mod Pathol. February 2015; 28(S2): 502A.
    20. Merzianu M, Kumarapeli A, Sait S, Sands A. Acute leukemias of ambiguous lineage. Society for Hematopathology/ European Association (SH/EAH) for Hematopathology 2013 Workshop; Progress in Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Myelodysplastic Syndromes and Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia: Classification and Molecular Pathogenesis, October 24-26, 2013, Houston, TX.
    21. Kumarapeli A, Song B, Balos L, Marchetti E. Does Expertise in Breast Pathology Influence the Intra-Operative Diagnosis of Breast Sentinel Nodes? An Institutional Experience. 102nd Annual Meeting of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, March 2013, Baltimore, MD. Mod Pathol. February 2013; 26(S2): 477A.
    22. Kumarapeli AR and Mojica WD. Pre-Clinical Evidence DiPeptidase-1 May Function as a Putative Biomarker for Colonic Adenocarcinoma. CAP’12, September 2012, San Diego, CA. Arch Pathol Lab Med. September 2012; 136(9):1018.
    23. Marchetti E, Kumarapeli A, Mojica W. DPEP1, A Useful Immunohistochemical Tool in Distinguishing Primary from Metastatic Endometrioid and Mucinous Ovarian Tumors. 101st Annual Meeting of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, March 2012, Vancouver, BC. Mod Pathol. February 2012; 25(S2): 286A.
    24. Kumarapeli ARK, Danet-Desnoyers G, Bantly AD, Moore JS, Margulies KM. Identification of Lin-CD34+/CD38-/CD90+/CD45RA- Progenitors in the Failing Human Heart. 13th Annual Scientific meeting of the Heart Failure Society of America, September 2009, Boston, MA. Journal of Cardiac Failure August 2009; 15(6): S14.
    25. Zheng H, Tang M, Kumarapeli ARK, Horak KM, Wang X. Doxycycline Attenuates Protein Aggregation in Cardiomyocytes and Improves Survival of a Mouse Model of Cardiac Conformational Disease. The International Society of Heart Research (ISHR) North American Section Meeting: New Discoveries for Prevention and Treatment of Heart Disease, May 2009, Baltimore, MD.
    26. Kumarapeli ARK, Tang M, Zheng H, Horak KM, Li M, Molkentin JD, Wang X. Protein Quality Control Inadequacy Activates NFAT Signaling in Cardiomyocytes. Oral presentation at the American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions, November 2008, New Orleans, LA. Circulation 2008 Oct 28;118: S_393.
    27. Kubo H, Jaleel N, Kumarapeli A, Barretta RM, Bratinov G, Shan X, Wang H, Houser SR, Margulies KB. Increased Cardiac Myocyte Progenitors in Failing Human Hearts. 12th Annual Scientific meeting of the Heart Failure Society of America, September 2008, Toronto, ON. Journal of Cardiac Failure August 2008; 14(6): S30.
    28. Kumarapeli ARK, Wang X. aB-Crystallin Modulates Pressure Overload Cardiac Hypertrophy. Experimental Biology Meeting 2006, April 2006 San Francisco, CA. FASEB J. 2006;20:LB11.
    29. Chen Q, Liu J-B, Horak KM, Zheng H, Li J, Tang M, Su H, Kumarapeli AR, Li F, Gerdes AM, Wang X. Cytoplasmic aberrant protein aggregation impairs protein degradation in the heart by compromising the entry of ubiquitinated proteins into the 20S proteasomes. AHA Scientific Sessions, November 2005, Dallas, TX. Circulation 2005 Oct 25; 112(17): II-188.
    30. Wang X, Chen Q, Liu J, Kumarapeli ARK, Zheng H, Horak K, Glasford JW, Gerdes AM, Li F. A novel functional indicator mouse model reveals impairment of the ubiquitin-proteasome system by misfolded proteins in the heart. Poster award at The Inaugural Annual Symposium on Protein Folding Disorders. Jan 2005, San Diego, CA .
    31. Kumarapeli AR, Liu J, Glasford JW, Chen QH, Horak K, Dong X, Wang X. Myocardial ischemia/reperfusion impairs the ubiquitin-proteasome system: role of reactive oxygen species. Oral presentation at the AHA Scientific Sessions, November 2004, New Orleans, LA, USA. Circulation 2004; 110(17): III-237.
    32. Wang X, Kumarapeli AR, Glasford J, Liu J, Chen QH, Horak K, Zheng H, Dong X. In vivo monitoring dynamic changes in the proteolytic function of the ubiquitin-proteasome system. The 1st Annual Symposium of the AHA Council on Basic Cardiovascular Sciences. July 2004, Stevenson, WA.
    33. Campbell K, Kumarapeli AR, Gokden N, Gardner JM. Metastatic melanoma with dedifferentiation and extensive rhabdomyosarcomatous heterologous component. 53rd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Dermatopathology, October 27-30, 2016, Chicago, IL.
    34. Kumarapeli AR, Bellamy W, Olgaard E, Massoll N, Korourian S. Short Duration Rapid Chilling of Mastectomy Specimens Improves Gross Examination and Optimally Preserves DNA for Molecular Studies. 106th Annual Meeting of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, March 4-10, 2017, San Antonio, TX.
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