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Kovanecz Istvan

Title(s)Member, CTSI
Phone310-222-6466
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    Title(s)Assistant Researcher, Urology


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    1. Masouminia M, Gelfand R, Kovanecz I, Vernet D, Tsao J, Salas R, Castro K, Loni L, Rajfer J, Gonzalez-Cadavid NF. Dyslipidemia Is a Major Factor in Stem Cell Damage Induced by Uncontrolled Long-Term Type 2 Diabetes and Obesity in the Rat, as Suggested by the Effects on Stem Cell Culture. J Sex Med. 2018 Dec; 15(12):1678-1697. PMID: 30527052.
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    2. Kovanecz I, Masouminia M, Gelfand R, Vernet D, Rajfer J, Gonzalez-Cadavid NF. Myostatin, a profibrotic factor and the main inhibitor of striated muscle mass, is present in the penile and vascular smooth muscle. Int J Impot Res. 2017 Sep; 29(5):194-201. PMID: 28539643.
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    3. Tsao J, Kovanecz I, Awadalla N, Gelfand R, Sinha-Hikim I, White RA, Gonzalez-Cadavid NF. Muscle Derived Stem Cells Stimulate Muscle Myofiber Repair and Counteract Fat Infiltration in a Diabetic Mouse Model of Critical Limb Ischemia. J Stem Cell Res Ther. 2016 Dec; 6(12). PMID: 28217409.
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    4. Kovanecz I, Vernet D, Masouminia M, Gelfand R, Loni L, Aboagye J, Tsao J, Rajfer J, Gonzalez-Cadavid NF. Implanted Muscle-Derived Stem Cells Ameliorate Erectile Dysfunction in a Rat Model of Type 2 Diabetes, but Their Repair Capacity Is Impaired by Their Prior Exposure to the Diabetic Milieu. J Sex Med. 2016 05; 13(5):786-97. PMID: 27114192.
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    5. Gelfand RA, Vernet D, Kovanecz I, Rajfer J, Gonzalez-Cadavid NF. The transcriptional signatures of cells from the human Peyronie's disease plaque and the ability of these cells to generate a plaque in a rat model suggest potential therapeutic targets. J Sex Med. 2015 Feb; 12(2):313-27. PMID: 25496134; PMCID: PMC4339076.
    6. Garcia LA, Hlaing SM, Gutierrez RA, Sanchez MD, Kovanecz I, Artaza JN, Ferrini MG. Sildenafil attenuates inflammation and oxidative stress in pelvic ganglia neurons after bilateral cavernosal nerve damage. Int J Mol Sci. 2014 Sep 26; 15(10):17204-20. PMID: 25264738; PMCID: PMC4227157.
    7. Kovanecz I, Gelfand R, Masouminia M, Gharib S, Segura D, Vernet D, Rajfer J, Li DK, Kannan K, Gonzalez-Cadavid NF. Oral Bisphenol A (BPA) given to rats at moderate doses is associated with erectile dysfunction, cavernosal lipofibrosis and alterations of global gene transcription. Int J Impot Res. 2014 Mar-Apr; 26(2):67-75. PMID: 24305612; PMCID: PMC4098849.
    8. Kovanecz I, Gelfand R, Masouminia M, Gharib S, Segura D, Vernet D, Rajfer J, Li DK, Liao CY, Kannan K, Gonzalez-Cadavid NF. Chronic high dose intraperitoneal bisphenol A (BPA) induces substantial histological and gene expression alterations in rat penile tissue without impairing erectile function. J Sex Med. 2013 Dec; 10(12):2952-66. PMID: 24134786; PMCID: PMC4038545.
    9. Tsao J, Vernet DA, Gelfand R, Kovanecz I, Nolazco G, Bruhn KW, Gonzalez-Cadavid NF. Myostatin genetic inactivation inhibits myogenesis by muscle-derived stem cells in vitro but not when implanted in the mdx mouse muscle. Stem Cell Res Ther. 2013 Jan 07; 4(1):4. PMID: 23295128; PMCID: PMC3706886.
    10. Kovanecz I, Rivera S, Nolazco G, Vernet D, Segura D, Gharib S, Rajfer J, Gonzalez-Cadavid NF. Separate or combined treatments with daily sildenafil, molsidomine, or muscle-derived stem cells prevent erectile dysfunction in a rat model of cavernosal nerve damage. J Sex Med. 2012 Nov; 9(11):2814-26. PMID: 22974131; PMCID: PMC3485410.
    11. Wang JS, Kovanecz I, Vernet D, Nolazco G, Kopchok GE, Chow SL, White RA, Gonzalez-Cadavid NF. Effects of sildenafil and/or muscle derived stem cells on myocardial infarction. J Transl Med. 2012 Aug 07; 10:159. PMID: 22871104; PMCID: PMC3476974.
    12. Hlaing SM, Garcia LA, Kovanecz I, Martinez RA, Shah S, Artaza JN, Ferrini MG. Sildenafil promotes neuroprotection of the pelvic ganglia neurones after bilateral cavernosal nerve resection in the rat. BJU Int. 2013 Jan; 111(1):159-70. PMID: 22672418; PMCID: PMC3548048.
    13. Sirad F, Hlaing S, Kovanecz I, Artaza JN, Garcia LA, Rajfer J, Ferrini MG. Sildenafil promotes smooth muscle preservation and ameliorates fibrosis through modulation of extracellular matrix and tissue growth factor gene expression after bilateral cavernosal nerve resection in the rat. J Sex Med. 2011 Apr; 8(4):1048-60. PMID: 21269401.
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    14. Ho MH, Heydarkhan S, Vernet D, Kovanecz I, Ferrini MG, Bhatia NN, Gonzalez-Cadavid NF. Stimulating vaginal repair in rats through skeletal muscle-derived stem cells seeded on small intestinal submucosal scaffolds. Obstet Gynecol. 2009 Aug; 114(2 Pt 1):300-9. PMID: 19622991; PMCID: PMC3217318.
    15. Kovanecz I, Nolazco G, Ferrini MG, Toblli JE, Heydarkhan S, Vernet D, Rajfer J, Gonzalez-Cadavid NF. Early onset of fibrosis within the arterial media in a rat model of type 2 diabetes mellitus with erectile dysfunction. BJU Int. 2009 May; 103(10):1396-404. PMID: 19154511.
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    16. Ferrini MG, Kovanecz I, Sanchez S, Umeh C, Rajfer J, Gonzalez-Cadavid NF. Fibrosis and loss of smooth muscle in the corpora cavernosa precede corporal veno-occlusive dysfunction (CVOD) induced by experimental cavernosal nerve damage in the rat. J Sex Med. 2009 Feb; 6(2):415-28. PMID: 19138364.
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    17. Nolazco G, Kovanecz I, Vernet D, Gelfand RA, Tsao J, Ferrini MG, Magee T, Rajfer J, Gonzalez-Cadavid NF. Effect of muscle-derived stem cells on the restoration of corpora cavernosa smooth muscle and erectile function in the aged rat. BJU Int. 2008 May; 101(9):1156-64. PMID: 18294308.
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    18. Kovanecz I, Rambhatla A, Ferrini MG, Vernet D, Sanchez S, Rajfer J, Gonzalez-Cadavid N. Chronic daily tadalafil prevents the corporal fibrosis and veno-occlusive dysfunction that occurs after cavernosal nerve resection. BJU Int. 2008 Jan; 101(2):203-10. PMID: 17888043.
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    19. Kovanecz I, Rambhatla A, Ferrini M, Vernet D, Sanchez S, Rajfer J, Gonzalez-Cadavid N. Long-term continuous sildenafil treatment ameliorates corporal veno-occlusive dysfunction (CVOD) induced by cavernosal nerve resection in rats. Int J Impot Res. 2008 Mar-Apr; 20(2):202-12. PMID: 17882231.
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    20. Rambhatla A, Kovanecz I, Ferrini M, Gonzalez-Cadavid NF, Rajfer J. Rationale for phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitor use post-radical prostatectomy: experimental and clinical review. Int J Impot Res. 2008 Jan-Feb; 20(1):30-4. PMID: 17673932.
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    21. Kovanecz I, Ferrini MG, Vernet D, Nolazco G, Rajfer J, Gonzalez-Cadavid NF. Ageing-related corpora veno-occlusive dysfunction in the rat is ameliorated by pioglitazone. BJU Int. 2007 Oct; 100(4):867-74. PMID: 17662078.
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    22. Magee TR, Kovanecz I, Davila HH, Ferrini MG, Cantini L, Vernet D, Zuniga FI, Rajfer J, Gonzalez-Cadavid NF. Antisense and short hairpin RNA (shRNA) constructs targeting PIN (Protein Inhibitor of NOS) ameliorate aging-related erectile dysfunction in the rat. J Sex Med. 2007 May; 4(3):633-643. PMID: 17433082.
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    23. Ferrini MG, Kovanecz I, Sanchez S, Vernet D, Davila HH, Rajfer J, Gonzalez-Cadavid NF. Long-term continuous treatment with sildenafil ameliorates aging-related erectile dysfunction and the underlying corporal fibrosis in the rat. Biol Reprod. 2007 May; 76(5):915-23. PMID: 17287493.
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    24. Ferrini MG, Davila HH, Kovanecz I, Sanchez SP, Gonzalez-Cadavid NF, Rajfer J. Vardenafil prevents fibrosis and loss of corporal smooth muscle that occurs after bilateral cavernosal nerve resection in the rat. Urology. 2006 Aug; 68(2):429-35. PMID: 16904479.
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    25. Kovanecz I, Ferrini MG, Vernet D, Nolazco G, Rajfer J, Gonzalez-Cadavid NF. Pioglitazone prevents corporal veno-occlusive dysfunction in a rat model of type 2 diabetes mellitus. BJU Int. 2006 Jul; 98(1):116-24. PMID: 16831155.
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    26. Ferrini MG, Kovanecz I, Nolazco G, Rajfer J, Gonzalez-Cadavid NF. Effects of long-term vardenafil treatment on the development of fibrotic plaques in a rat model of Peyronie's disease. BJU Int. 2006 Mar; 97(3):625-33. PMID: 16469038.
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