Maria Valencik Ph.D.: Experience/Publications

Associate Professor; Basic Science Coordinator

Department of Pharmacology

Selected publications


  • Suarez, J., B. Gloss, D.D. Belke, Y. Hu, B. Scott, T. Dieterle, Y. Kim, M.L. Valencik, J.A. McDonald and W.H. Dillmann. . Doxycycline inducible expression of SERCA2a improves calcium handling and reverts cardiac dysfunction in pressure overload-induced cardiac hypertrophy. American Journal of Heart and Circulatory Physiology.
  • Russell, L.K., C.M. Mansfield, J.J. Lehman, A. Kovacs, M. Courtois, J.E. Saffitz, M.L. Valencik, J.A. McDonald, and D. P. Kelley. . Cardiac-specific induction of the transcriptional coactivator PGC-1a promotes mitochondrial biogenesis and reversible cardiomyopathy in a developmental stage-dependent manner. Circulation Research. 94(4):525-33.


  • Valencik ML, Keller RS, Loftus JC, and McDonald JA. . A lethal perinatal cardiac phenotype resulting from altered integrin function in cardiomyocytes. Journal of Cardiac Failure. 84, 262-72.


  • Valencik ML, and McDonald JA. . Cardiac expression of a gain-of-function alpha(5)-integrin results in perinatal lethality. American Journal of Heart and Circulatory Physiology. 280H, 361-7.
  • Valencik ML, and McDonald JA. . Codon optimization markedly improves doxycycline regulated gene expression in the mouse heart. Transgenic Research. 10, 269-75.
  • Keller RS, Shai SY, Babbitt CJ, Pham CG, Solaro RJ, Valencik ML, Loftus JC and Ross RS. . Disruption of integrin function in the murine myocardium leads to perinatal lethality, fibrosis and abnormal cardiac performance. American Journal of Pathology 158, 1079-90.

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