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Primary Emphasis Area: Kinesiology
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Research Interests
Mechanisms associated with protein turnover and glucoregulatory function in muscle and how these mechanisms may be altered by exercise, aging, obesity, diabetes or periods of microgravity
Publications (journal articles, books, book chapters)*

1. Kuczmarski JM, JM Hord, Y Lee, V Guzzoni, D Rodriguez, MS Lawler, EE Garcia-Villatoro, D Holly, P Ryan, K Falcon, M Garcia, JD Fluckey, JM Lawler. EUK-134 modulates anabolic signaling in the rat soleus after 7 days of hindlimb unloading. Experimental Physiology. In Press, December 2017. (In Press)

2. Kuczmarski JM, Hord JM, Lee Y, Guzzoni V, Rodriguez D, Lawler MS, Garcia-Villatoro EL, Holly D, Ryan P, Falcon K, Garcia M, Janini Gomes M, Fluckey JD, Lawler JM. Effect of Eukarion-134 on Akt-mTOR signalling in the rat soleus during 7 days of mechanical unloading. Exp Physiol. 2018 Apr 1;103(4):545-558. doi: 10.1113/EP086649. Epub 2018 Feb 28. PMID: 29315934 Secondary

3. Shimkus KL, Shirazi-Fard Y, Wiggs MP, Ullah ST, Pohlenz C, Gatlin DM 3rd, Carroll CC, Hogan HA, Fluckey JD. J Appl Physiol (1985). RESPONSES OF SKELETAL MUSCLE SIZE AND ANABOLISM ARE REPRODUCIBLE WITH MULTIPLE PERIODS OF UNLOADING/RELOADING. 2018 Aug 9. doi: 10.1152/japplphysiol.00736.2017.

4. C. A. Phillips, C. A. Cavinder, D. H. Sigler, and J. D. Fluckey. Effect of various levels of dietary starch on glycogen replenishment in the light working horse.The Professional Animal Scientist 33:729[48]13738 (2017).

5. Yang Lee, James D. Fluckey, Sanjukta Chakraborty and Mariappan Muthuchamy. Hyperglycemia- and hyperinsulinemia-induced insulin resistance causes alterations in cellular bioenergetics and activation of inflammatory signaling in lymphatic muscle. FASEB J. 2017 Jul;31(7):2744-2759. doi: 10.1096/fj.201600887R. Epub 2017 Mar 15. PMID: 28298335

6. Mark S.Katsma, Shivam H.Patel, Erica Eldon, Kathryn A.Corbell, Kevin L.Shimkus, James D.Fluckey, Chad C.Carroll. The influence of chronic IL-6 exposure, in vivo, on rat Achilles tendon extracellular matrix. Cytokine 93: 10-14, 2017.

7. Galvan E, Walker D, Simbo S, Dalton R, Levers K, O[48]19Connor A, Goodenough C, Barringer N, Greenwood M, Christopher Rasmussen C, Smith S, Riechman S, Fluckey J, Murano P, Earnest C, Kreider R. Acute and Chronic Safety and Efficacy of Dose Dependent Creatine Nitrate Supplementation and Exercise Performance. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition. 12:12, 2016

8. Brown JL, Rosa-Caldwell ME, Lee DE, Brown LA, Perry RA, Shimkus KL, Blackwell TA, Fluckey JD, Carson JA, Dridi S, Washington TA, Greene NP. PGC-1[224][224]3B14 gene expression is suppressed by the IL-6-MEK-ERK 1/2 MAPK signalling axis and altered by resistance exercise, obesity and muscle injury. Acta Physiol (Oxf). 2016 Nov 3. doi: 10.1111/apha.12826. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27809412

9. Simmons, EE, JD Fluckey, SE Riechman. Cumulative Muscle Protein Synthesis and Protein Intake Requirements Annual Review of Nutrition 36(1) [183][183] August 2016

10. Cover Image, Volume 117, Number 8, August 2016. Lee DE, Brown JL, Rosa ME, Brown LA, Perry RA Jr, Wiggs MP, Nilsson MI, Crouse SF, Fluckey JD, Washington TA, Greene NP. J Cell Biochem. 2016 Aug;117(8):i. doi: 10.1002/jcb.25630. PMID: 27301891

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* Publication was joint-authored with students
Diss Publication was from a dissertation
ROS Publication was from a record of study

College of Education and Human Development Grants and Contracts (Current)

Upstream Regulation of Nox2 and Skeletal Muscle Atrophy During Microgravity and Countermeasure Development. (Co-PI)
NASA-Washington (Federal)
2019/06/01 - 2022/07/31
Total Funding: 750,000.
Courses Taught
Former Doctoral Students
Heath G. Gasier (Spring, 2009), Ph.D.
Mats Inge Nilsson (Fall, 2009), Ph.D.
Michael Wiggs (Summer, 2011), Ph.D.
Kevin Lee Shimkus (Fall, 2016), Ph.D.
Amanda Renee Davis (Spring, 2017), Ph.D.
Chelsea Goodliffe Goodenough (Summer, 2019), Ph.D.
Editorial Positions

Editorial Board Member (2007 - ). American Journal of Physiology: Endocrinology and Metabolism

Professional Leadership/Service (International/National)

(2010). Chair.  Institutional Review Board

(2000-2000). Chair, Carbohydrate, Fat Metabolism, Aging Session.  11th Int. Conf. Biochemistry of Exercise

(2000-2000). Co-Organizer.  11th Int. Conf. Biochemistry of Exercise


(2015). CEHD Service Award.  Award given by college

(1997-1997). Who's Who of Professionals. 

(1995-1996). Fulbright Fellowship.  Conduct research at University of Copenhagan, Denmark

(1992-1995). Gerontology Predoctoral Fellow in Physiology.  Awarded by National Institute of Aging

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