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Gonzalez-Cadavid Nestor

Title(s)Professor, INTERNAL MEDICINE
Phone310-222-1914
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    Title(s)Adjunct Professor, Harbor UCLA Medical Center

    Title(s)Professor, Surgery

    Title(s)Adjunct Professor, 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. Gonzalez-Cadavid NF, Rajfer J. The two phases of the clinical validation of preclinical translational mechanistic research on PDE5 inhibitors since Viagra's advent. A personal perspective. Int J Impot Res. 2018 Sep 26. PMID: 30258189.
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    3. 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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    4. Ferrini MG, Gonzalez-Cadavid NF, Rajfer J. Aging related erectile dysfunction-potential mechanism to halt or delay its onset. Transl Androl Urol. 2017 Feb; 6(1):20-27. PMID: 28217447.
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    5. 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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    6. Gelfand R, Vernet D, Bruhn KW, Sarkissyan S, Heber D, Vadgama JV, Gonzalez-Cadavid NF. Long-term exposure of MCF-7 breast cancer cells to ethanol stimulates oncogenic features. Int J Oncol. 2017 Jan; 50(1):49-65. PMID: 27959387.
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    7. 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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    8. Gelfand R, Vernet D, Bruhn K, Vadgama J, Gonzalez-Cadavid NF. Long-term exposure of MCF-12A normal human breast epithelial cells to ethanol induces epithelial mesenchymal transition and oncogenic features. Int J Oncol. 2016 Jun; 48(6):2399-414. PMID: 27035792; PMCID: PMC4864041.
    9. Musicki B, Bella AJ, Bivalacqua TJ, Davies KP, DiSanto ME, Gonzalez-Cadavid NF, Hannan JL, Kim NN, Podlasek CA, Wingard CJ, Burnett AL. Basic Science Evidence for the Link Between Erectile Dysfunction and Cardiometabolic Dysfunction. J Sex Med. 2015 Dec; 12(12):2233-55. PMID: 26646025.
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    10. 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.
    11. 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.
    12. 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.
    13. 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.
    14. 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.
    15. 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.
    16. Ferrini MG, Moon J, Rivera S, Rajfer J, Gonzalez-Cadavid NF. Amelioration of diabetes-induced cavernosal fibrosis by antioxidant and anti-transforming growth factor-ß1 therapies in inducible nitric oxide synthase-deficient mice. BJU Int. 2012 Feb; 109(4):586-93. PMID: 21851542; PMCID: PMC3223318.
    17. Toblli JE, Cao G, Giani JF, Angerosa M, Dominici FP, Gonzalez-Cadavid NF. Antifibrotic effects of pioglitazone at low doses on the diabetic rat kidney are associated with the improvement of markers of cell turnover, tubular and endothelial integrity, and angiogenesis. Kidney Blood Press Res. 2011; 34(1):20-33. PMID: 21071958; PMCID: PMC3068565.
    18. Ferrini MG, Rivera S, Moon J, Vernet D, Rajfer J, Gonzalez-Cadavid NF. The genetic inactivation of inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) intensifies fibrosis and oxidative stress in the penile corpora cavernosa in type 1 diabetes. J Sex Med. 2010 Sep; 7(9):3033-44. PMID: 20626593.
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    19. Ralph D, Gonzalez-Cadavid N, Mirone V, Perovic S, Sohn M, Usta M, Levine L. The management of Peyronie's disease: evidence-based 2010 guidelines. J Sex Med. 2010 Jul; 7(7):2359-74. PMID: 20497306.
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    20. Ralph D, Gonzalez-Cadavid N, Mirone V, Perovic S, Sohn M, Usta M, Levine L. Trauma, gender reassignment, and penile augmentation. J Sex Med. 2010 Apr; 7(4 Pt 2):1657-67. PMID: 20388163.
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    21. Gonzalez-Cadavid NF, Rajfer J. Treatment of Peyronie's disease with PDE5 inhibitors: an antifibrotic strategy. Nat Rev Urol. 2010 Apr; 7(4):215-21. PMID: 20212516.
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    22. 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.
    23. Toblli JE, Ferrini MG, Cao G, Vernet D, Angerosa M, Gonzalez-Cadavid NF. Antifibrotic effects of pioglitazone on the kidney in a rat model of type 2 diabetes mellitus. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2009 Aug; 24(8):2384-91. PMID: 19297362; PMCID: PMC2727296.
    24. Gonzalez-Cadavid NF. Mechanisms of penile fibrosis. J Sex Med. 2009 Mar; 6 Suppl 3:353-62. PMID: 19267860.
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    25. 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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    26. 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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    27. Gonzalez-Cadavid NF, Rajfer J. Experimental models of Peyronie's disease. Implications for new therapies. J Sex Med. 2009 Feb; 6(2):303-13. PMID: 19138365.
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    28. Cantini LP, Ferrini MG, Vernet D, Magee TR, Qian A, Gelfand RA, Rajfer J, Gonzalez-Cadavid NF. Profibrotic role of myostatin in Peyronie's disease. J Sex Med. 2008 Jul; 5(7):1607-22. PMID: 18422491.
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    29. Braga M, Sinha Hikim AP, Datta S, Ferrini MG, Brown D, Kovacheva EL, Gonzalez-Cadavid NF, Sinha-Hikim I. Involvement of oxidative stress and caspase 2-mediated intrinsic pathway signaling in age-related increase in muscle cell apoptosis in mice. Apoptosis. 2008 Jun; 13(6):822-32. PMID: 18461459; PMCID: PMC4732709.
    30. 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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    31. Artaza JN, Singh R, Ferrini MG, Braga M, Tsao J, Gonzalez-Cadavid NF. Myostatin promotes a fibrotic phenotypic switch in multipotent C3H 10T1/2 cells without affecting their differentiation into myofibroblasts. J Endocrinol. 2008 Feb; 196(2):235-49. PMID: 18252947.
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    32. 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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    33. 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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    34. 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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    35. 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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    36. Artaza JN, Reisz-Porszasz S, Dow JS, Kloner RA, Tsao J, Bhasin S, Gonzalez-Cadavid NF. Alterations in myostatin expression are associated with changes in cardiac left ventricular mass but not ejection fraction in the mouse. J Endocrinol. 2007 Jul; 194(1):63-76. PMID: 17592022.
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    37. 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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    38. 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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    39. Ferrini MG, Nolazco G, Vernet D, Gonzalez-Cadavid NF, Berman J. Increased vaginal oxidative stress, apoptosis, and inducible nitric oxide synthase in a diabetic rat model: implications for vaginal fibrosis. Fertil Steril. 2006 Oct; 86(4 Suppl):1152-63. PMID: 16978624.
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    40. Magee TR, Artaza JN, Ferrini MG, Vernet D, Zuniga FI, Cantini L, Reisz-Porszasz S, Rajfer J, Gonzalez-Cadavid NF. Myostatin short interfering hairpin RNA gene transfer increases skeletal muscle mass. J Gene Med. 2006 Sep; 8(9):1171-81. PMID: 16810717.
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    41. 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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    42. 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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    43. 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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    44. Rajfer J, Gore JL, Kaufman J, Gonzalez-Cadavid N. Case report: Avoidance of palpable corporal fibrosis due to priapism with upregulators of nitric oxide. J Sex Med. 2006 Jan; 3(1):173-6. PMID: 16409234.
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    45. Vernet D, Magee T, Qian A, Nolazco G, Rajfer J, Gonzalez-Cadavid N. Phosphodiesterase type 5 is not upregulated by tadalafil in cultures of human penile cells. J Sex Med. 2006 Jan; 3(1):84-94; discussion 94-5. PMID: 16409221.
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    46. Jack GS, Gonzalez-Cadavid N, Rajfer J. Conservative management options for Peyronie's disease. Curr Urol Rep. 2005 Nov; 6(6):454-60. PMID: 16238920.
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    47. Singh R, Artaza JN, Taylor WE, Braga M, Yuan X, Gonzalez-Cadavid NF, Bhasin S. Testosterone inhibits adipogenic differentiation in 3T3-L1 cells: nuclear translocation of androgen receptor complex with beta-catenin and T-cell factor 4 may bypass canonical Wnt signaling to down-regulate adipogenic transcription factors. Endocrinology. 2006 Jan; 147(1):141-54. PMID: 16210377; PMCID: PMC4417624.
    48. Vernet D, Nolazco G, Cantini L, Magee TR, Qian A, Rajfer J, Gonzalez-Cadavid NF. Evidence that osteogenic progenitor cells in the human tunica albuginea may originate from stem cells: implications for peyronie disease. Biol Reprod. 2005 Dec; 73(6):1199-210. PMID: 16093362.
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    49. Hikim AP, Vera Y, Vernet D, Castanares M, Diaz-Romero M, Ferrini M, Swerdloff RS, Gonzalez-Cadavid NF, Wang C. Involvement of nitric oxide-mediated intrinsic pathway signaling in age-related increase in germ cell apoptosis in male Brown-Norway rats. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2005 Jun; 60(6):702-8. PMID: 15983171.
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    50. Gonzalez-Cadavid NF, Rajfer J. Mechanisms of Disease: new insights into the cellular and molecular pathology of Peyronie's disease. Nat Clin Pract Urol. 2005 Jun; 2(6):291-7. PMID: 16474811.
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    51. Artaza JN, Bhasin S, Magee TR, Reisz-Porszasz S, Shen R, Groome NP, Meerasahib MF, Fareez MM, Gonzalez-Cadavid NF. Myostatin inhibits myogenesis and promotes adipogenesis in C3H 10T(1/2) mesenchymal multipotent cells. Endocrinology. 2005 Aug; 146(8):3547-57. PMID: 15878958.
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    52. Davila HH, Magee TR, Zuniga FI, Rajfer J, Gonzalez-Cadavid NF. Peyronie's disease associated with increase in plasminogen activator inhibitor in fibrotic plaque. Urology. 2005 Apr; 65(4):645-8. PMID: 15833499.
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    53. Gonzalez-Cadavid NF, Rajfer J. The pleiotropic effects of inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) on the physiology and pathology of penile erection. Curr Pharm Des. 2005; 11(31):4041-6. PMID: 16378509.
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    54. Jalkut M, Gonzalez-Cadavid N, Rajfer J. New discoveries in the basic science understanding of Peyronie's disease. Curr Urol Rep. 2004 Dec; 5(6):478-84. PMID: 15541219.
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    55. Davila HH, Rajfer J, Gonzalez-Cadavid NF. Corporal veno-occlusive dysfunction in aging rats: evaluation by cavernosometry and cavernosography. Urology. 2004 Dec; 64(6):1261-6. PMID: 15596219.
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    56. Jasuja R, Ramaraj P, Mac RP, Singh AB, Storer TW, Artaza J, Miller A, Singh R, Taylor WE, Lee ML, Davidson T, Sinha-Hikim I, Gonzalez-Cadavid N, Bhasin S. Delta-4-androstene-3,17-dione binds androgen receptor, promotes myogenesis in vitro, and increases serum testosterone levels, fat-free mass, and muscle strength in hypogonadal men. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2005 Feb; 90(2):855-63. PMID: 15522925.
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    57. Gonzalez-Cadavid NF, Rajfer J. Molecular pathophysiology and gene therapy of aging-related erectile dysfunction. Exp Gerontol. 2004 Nov-Dec; 39(11-12):1705-12. PMID: 15582286.
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    58. Sinha-Hikim I, Taylor WE, Gonzalez-Cadavid NF, Zheng W, Bhasin S. Androgen receptor in human skeletal muscle and cultured muscle satellite cells: up-regulation by androgen treatment. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2004 Oct; 89(10):5245-55. PMID: 15472231.
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    59. Qian A, Meals RA, Rajfer J, Gonzalez-Cadavid NF. Comparison of gene expression profiles between Peyronie's disease and Dupuytren's contracture. Urology. 2004 Aug; 64(2):399-404. PMID: 15302515.
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    60. Davila HH, Magee TR, Vernet D, Rajfer J, Gonzalez-Cadavid NF. Gene transfer of inducible nitric oxide synthase complementary DNA regresses the fibrotic plaque in an animal model of Peyronie's disease. Biol Reprod. 2004 Nov; 71(5):1568-77. PMID: 15240426.
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    61. Gonzalez-Cadavid NF, Bhasin S. Role of myostatin in metabolism. Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care. 2004 Jul; 7(4):451-7. PMID: 15192449.
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    62. Gonzalez-Cadavid NF, Rajfer J. Therapy of erectile dysfunction: potential future treatments. Endocrine. 2004 Mar-Apr; 23(2-3):167-76. PMID: 15146097.
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    63. Ferrini MG, Davila HH, Valente EG, Gonzalez-Cadavid NF, Rajfer J. Aging-related induction of inducible nitric oxide synthase is vasculo-protective to the arterial media. Cardiovasc Res. 2004 Mar 01; 61(4):796-805. PMID: 14985077.
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    64. Valente EG, Vernet D, Ferrini MG, Qian A, Rajfer J, Gonzalez-Cadavid NF. L-arginine and phosphodiesterase (PDE) inhibitors counteract fibrosis in the Peyronie's fibrotic plaque and related fibroblast cultures. Nitric Oxide. 2003 Dec; 9(4):229-44. PMID: 14996430.
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    65. Bhasin S, Taylor WE, Singh R, Artaza J, Sinha-Hikim I, Jasuja R, Choi H, Gonzalez-Cadavid NF. The mechanisms of androgen effects on body composition: mesenchymal pluripotent cell as the target of androgen action. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2003 Dec; 58(12):M1103-10. PMID: 14684707.
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    66. Liu W, Thomas SG, Asa SL, Gonzalez-Cadavid N, Bhasin S, Ezzat S. Myostatin is a skeletal muscle target of growth hormone anabolic action. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2003 Nov; 88(11):5490-6. PMID: 14602795.
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    67. Singh R, Artaza JN, Taylor WE, Gonzalez-Cadavid NF, Bhasin S. Androgens stimulate myogenic differentiation and inhibit adipogenesis in C3H 10T1/2 pluripotent cells through an androgen receptor-mediated pathway. Endocrinology. 2003 Nov; 144(11):5081-8. PMID: 12960001.
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    68. Reisz-Porszasz S, Bhasin S, Artaza JN, Shen R, Sinha-Hikim I, Hogue A, Fielder TJ, Gonzalez-Cadavid NF. Lower skeletal muscle mass in male transgenic mice with muscle-specific overexpression of myostatin. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2003 Oct; 285(4):E876-88. PMID: 12824080.
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    69. Davila HH, Ferrini MG, Rajfer J, Gonzalez-Cadavid NF. Fibrin as an inducer of fibrosis in the tunica albuginea of the rat: a new animal model of Peyronie's disease. BJU Int. 2003 Jun; 91(9):830-8. PMID: 12780843.
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    70. Ma K, Mallidis C, Bhasin S, Mahabadi V, Artaza J, Gonzalez-Cadavid N, Arias J, Salehian B. Glucocorticoid-induced skeletal muscle atrophy is associated with upregulation of myostatin gene expression. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2003 Aug; 285(2):E363-71. PMID: 12721153.
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    71. Gholami SS, Gonzalez-Cadavid NF, Lin CS, Rajfer J, Lue TF. Peyronie's disease: a review. J Urol. 2003 Apr; 169(4):1234-41. PMID: 12629334.
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    72. Berman JR, Almeida FG, Jolin J, Raz S, Chaudhuri G, Gonzalez-Cadavid NF. Correlation of androgen receptors, aromatase, and 5-alpha reductase in the human vagina with menopausal status. Fertil Steril. 2003 Apr; 79(4):925-31. PMID: 12749432.
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    73. Jalkut M, Gonzalez-Cadavid N, Rajfer J. Peyronie's Disease: A Review. Rev Urol. 2003; 5(3):142-8. PMID: 16985635; PMCID: PMC1473022.
    74. Vernet D, Ferrini MG, Valente EG, Magee TR, Bou-Gharios G, Rajfer J, Gonzalez-Cadavid NF. Effect of nitric oxide on the differentiation of fibroblasts into myofibroblasts in the Peyronie's fibrotic plaque and in its rat model. Nitric Oxide. 2002 Dec; 7(4):262-76. PMID: 12446175.
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    75. Taylor WE, Bhasin S, Lalani R, Datta A, Gonzalez-Cadavid NF. Alteration of gene expression profiles in skeletal muscle of rats exposed to microgravity during a spaceflight. J Gravit Physiol. 2002 Dec; 9(2):61-70. PMID: 14638460.
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    76. Gonzalez-Cadavid NF, Magee TR, Ferrini M, Qian A, Vernet D, Rajfer J. Gene expression in Peyronie's disease. Int J Impot Res. 2002 Oct; 14(5):361-74. PMID: 12454687.
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    77. Magee TR, Ferrini M, Garban HJ, Vernet D, Mitani K, Rajfer J, Gonzalez-Cadavid NF. Gene therapy of erectile dysfunction in the rat with penile neuronal nitric oxide synthase. Biol Reprod. 2002 Sep; 67(3):1033-41. PMID: 12222534.
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    78. Magee TR, Ferrini M, Garban HJ, Vernet D, Mitani K, Rajfer J, Gonzalez-Cadavid NF. Gene therapy of erectile dysfunction in the rat with penile neuronal nitric oxide synthase. Biol Reprod. 2002 Jul; 67(1):20-8. PMID: 12079995.
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    79. Sinha-Hikim I, Artaza J, Woodhouse L, Gonzalez-Cadavid N, Singh AB, Lee MI, Storer TW, Casaburi R, Shen R, Bhasin S. Testosterone-induced increase in muscle size in healthy young men is associated with muscle fiber hypertrophy. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2002 Jul; 283(1):E154-64. PMID: 12067856.
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    80. Ferrini MG, Vernet D, Magee TR, Shahed A, Qian A, Rajfer J, Gonzalez-Cadavid NF. Antifibrotic role of inducible nitric oxide synthase. Nitric Oxide. 2002 May; 6(3):283-94. PMID: 12009846.
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    81. Magee TR, Qian A, Rajfer J, Sander FC, Levine LA, Gonzalez-Cadavid NF. Gene expression profiles in the Peyronie's disease plaque. Urology. 2002 Mar; 59(3):451-7. PMID: 11880101.
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    82. Artaza JN, Bhasin S, Mallidis C, Taylor W, Ma K, Gonzalez-Cadavid NF. Endogenous expression and localization of myostatin and its relation to myosin heavy chain distribution in C2C12 skeletal muscle cells. J Cell Physiol. 2002 Feb; 190(2):170-9. PMID: 11807821.
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    83. Rajfer J, Magee T, Gonzalez-Cadavid N. Future strategies for treating erectile dysfunction. Rev Urol. 2002; 4 Suppl 3:S48-53. PMID: 16986014; PMCID: PMC1476023.
    84. Wang C, Hikim AS, Ferrini M, Bonavera JJ, Vernet D, Leung A, Lue YH, Gonzalez-Cadavid NF, Swerdloff RS. Male reproductive ageing: using the brown Norway rat as a model for man. Novartis Found Symp. 2002; 242:82-95; discussion 95-7. PMID: 11855696.
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    85. Yarasheski KE, Bhasin S, Sinha-Hikim I, Pak-Loduca J, Gonzalez-Cadavid NF. Serum myostatin-immunoreactive protein is increased in 60-92 year old women and men with muscle wasting. J Nutr Health Aging. 2002; 6(5):343-8. PMID: 12474026.
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    86. Ma K, Mallidis C, Artaza J, Taylor W, Gonzalez-Cadavid N, Bhasin S. Characterization of 5'-regulatory region of human myostatin gene: regulation by dexamethasone in vitro. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2001 Dec; 281(6):E1128-36. PMID: 11701425.
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    87. Ferrini M, Wang C, Swerdloff RS, Sinha Hikim AP, Rajfer J, Gonzalez-Cadavid NF. Aging-related increased expression of inducible nitric oxide synthase and cytotoxicity markers in rat hypothalamic regions associated with male reproductive function. Neuroendocrinology. 2001 Jul; 74(1):1-11. PMID: 11435753.
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