Gonzalez-Armenta JL, Gao Z, Appt SE, Vitolins MZ, Michalson KT, Register TC, Shively CA, Molina AJ. Skeletal muscle mitochondrial respiration is elevated in female cynomolgus macaques fed a Western versus Mediterranean diet. Journal of Nutrition (in press)

Douros JD, Niu J, Sdao SM, Gregg T, Fisher-Wellman KH, Bharadwaj MS, Molina AJ, Arumugam R, Martin MD, Petretto E, Merrins MJ, Herman MA, Tong J, Campbell JE, D'Alessio D. Sleeve gastrectomy rapidly enhances islet function independently of body weight. JCI Insight. 2019. doi: 10.1172/jci.insight.126688. PubMed PMID: 30777938.

Mahapatra G, Smith C, Hughes TM, Wagner B, Maldjian JA, Freedman BI, Molina AJ. Blood based bioenergetic profiling is related to differences in brain morphology in African Americans with Type 2 diabetes, Clinical Science. Nov 2018, CS20180690; DOI: 10.1042/CS20180690

Holmila R, Vance S, Chen X, Wu H, Shukla K, Bharadwaj MS, Mims J, Wary Z, Marrs G, Singh R, Molina AJ, Poole L, King B, Furdui C.  Mitochondria-targeted Probes for Imaging Protein Sulfenylation. Sci Reports. 2018;8:6635. doi:10.1038/s41598-018-24493-x.

Tyrrell DJ, Bharadwaj MS, Jorgensen MJ, Register TC, Shively CA, Andrews R, Neth B, Keene CD, Mintz A, Craft S, Molina AJ. (2017) Blood-Based Bioenergetic Profiling Reflects Differences in Brain Bioenergetics and Metabolism. Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity 2017:7317251. doi: 10.1155/2017/7317251.

Ma L, Chou JW, Snipes JA, Bharadwaj MS, Craddock AL, Cheng D, Weckerle A, Petrovic S, Hicks PJ,   Hemal AK, Hawkins GA, Miller LD, Molina AJ, Langefeld CD, Murea M, Parks JS, Freedman BI. APOL1 Renal-Risk Variants Induce Mitochondrial Dysfunction. J. Am. Soc. Nephrol. 2017;28(4):1093-1105.

Kavanagh K, Davis AT, Peters DE, LeGrand AC, Bharadwaj MS, Molina AJ. Regulators of mitochondrial quality control differ in subcutaneous fat of metabolically healthy and unhealthy obese monkeys. Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.). 2017;25(4):689-696.

Tyrrell DJ, Bharadwaj MS, Jorgensen MJ, Register TC, Molina AJ. Blood cell respirometry is associated with skeletal and cardiac muscle bioenergetics: Implications for a minimally invasive biomarker of mitochondrial health. Redox Biology. 2016;10:65-77.

Molina AJ, Bharadwaj MS, Van Horn C, et al. Skeletal Muscle Mitochondrial Content, Oxidative Capacity, and Mfn2 Expression Are Reduced in Older Patients With Heart Failure and Preserved Ejection Fraction and Are Related to Exercise Intolerance. JACC. Heart failure. 2016;4(8):636-645.

Tyrrell DJ, Bharadwaj MS, Van Horn CG, Marsh AP, Nicklas BJ, Molina AJ. Blood-cell bioenergetics are associated with physical function and inflammation in overweight/obese older adults. Exp. Gerontol. 2015;70:84-91.

Tyrrell DJ, Bharadwaj MS, Van Horn CG, Kritchevsky SB, Nicklas BJ, Molina AJ. Respirometric Profiling of Muscle Mitochondria and Blood Cells Are Associated With Differences in Gait Speed Among Community-Dwelling Older Adults. J. Gerontol. A Biol. Sci. Med. Sci. 2015;70(11):1394-1399.

Mims J, Bansal N, Bharadwaj MS, Chen X, Molina AJ, Tsang AW, Furdui CM. Energy metabolism in a matched model of radiation resistance for head and neck squamous cell cancer. Radiat. Res. 2015;183(3):291-304.

Liu TF, Vachharajani V, Millet P, Bharadwaj MS, Molina AJ, McCall CE. Sequential actions of SIRT1-RELB-SIRT3 coordinate nuclear-mitochondrial communication during immunometabolic adaptation to acute inflammation and sepsis. J. Biol. Chem. 2015;290(1):396-408.

Bharadwaj MS, Tyrrell DJ, Lyles MF, Demons JL, Rogers GW, Molina AJ. Preparation and respirometric assessment of mitochondria isolated from skeletal muscle tissue obtained by percutaneous needle biopsy. Journal of visualized experiments : JoVE. 2015(96).

Bharadwaj MS, Tyrrell DJ, Leng I, Demons JL, Lyles MF, Carr JJ, Nicklas BJ, Molina AJ. Relationships between mitochondrial content and bioenergetics with obesity, body composition and fat distribution in healthy older adults. BMC obesity. 2015;2:40.

Bharadwaj MS, Zhou Y, Molina AJ, Criswell T, Lu B. Examination of bioenergetic function in the inner mitochondrial membrane peptidase 2-like (Immp2l) mutant mice. Redox Biology. 2014;2:1008-1015.

Kalghatgi S, Spina CS, Costello JC, Liesa M, Morones-Ramirez JR, Slomovic S, Molina A, Shirihai OS, Collins JJ. Bactericidal antibiotics induce mitochondrial dysfunction and oxidative damage in Mammalian cells. Sci. Transl. Med. 2013;5(192):192ra185.

Lovy A, Molina AJ, Cerqueira FM, Trudeau K, Shirihai OS. A faster, high resolution, mtPA-GFP-based mitochondrial fusion assay acquiring kinetic data of multiple cells in parallel using confocal microscopy. Journal of visualized experiments : JoVE. 2012(65):e3991.

Gall JM, Wang Z, Liesa M, Molina A, Havasi A, Schwartz JH, Shirihai O, Borkan SC, Bonegio RG. Role of mitofusin 2 in the renal stress response. PLoS One. 2012;7(1):e31074.

Trudeau K, Molina AJ, Roy S. High glucose induces mitochondrial morphology and metabolic changes in retinal pericytes. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2011;52(12):8657-8664.

Twig G, Liu X, Liesa M, Wikstrom JD, Molina AJ, Las G, Yaniv G, Hajnoczky G, Shirihai OS. Biophysical properties of mitochondrial fusion events in pancreatic beta-cells and cardiac cells unravel potential control mechanisms of its selectivity. Am. J. Physiol. Cell Physiol. 2010;299(2):C477-487.

Trudeau K, Molina AJ, Guo W, Roy S. High glucose disrupts mitochondrial morphology in retinal endothelial cells: implications for diabetic retinopathy. Am. J. Pathol. 2010;177(1):447-455.

Molina AJ, Wikstrom JD, Stiles L, et al. Mitochondrial networking protects beta-cells from nutrient-induced apoptosis. Diabetes. 2009;58(10):2303-2315.

Molina AJ, Shirihai OS. Monitoring mitochondrial dynamics with photoactivatable [corrected] green fluorescent protein. Methods Enzymol. 2009;457:289-304.

Twig G, Elorza A, Molina AJ, et al. Fission and selective fusion govern mitochondrial segregation and elimination by autophagy. EMBO J. 2008;27(2):433-446.

Danial NN, Walensky LD, Zhang CY, Choi CS, Fisher JK, Molina AJ, Datta SR, Pitter KL, Bird GH, Wikstrom JD, Deeney JT, Robertson K, Morash J, Kulkarni A, Neschen S, Kim S, Greenberg ME, Corkey BE, Shirihai OS, Shulman GI, Lowell BB, Korsmeyer SJ. Dual role of proapoptotic BAD in insulin secretion and beta cell survival. Nat. Med. 2008;14(2):144-153.

Wikstrom JD, Katzman SM, Mohamed H, Twig G, Graf SA, Heart E, Molina AJ, Corkey BE, de Vargas LM, Danial NN, Collins S, Shirihai OS. beta-Cell mitochondria exhibit membrane potential heterogeneity that can be altered by stimulatory or toxic fuel levels. Diabetes. 2007;56(10):2569-2578.

Kreitzer MA, Collis LP, Molina AJ, Smith PJ, Malchow RP. Modulation of extracellular proton fluxes from retinal horizontal cells of the catfish by depolarization and glutamate. J. Gen. Physiol. 2007;130(2):169-182.

Molina AJ, Verzi MP, Birnbaum AD, et al. Neurotransmitter modulation of extracellular H+ fluxes from isolated retinal horizontal cells of the skate. J. Physiol. 2004;560(Pt 3):639-657.

Molina AJ, Hammar K, Sanger R, Smith PJ, Malchow RP. Intracellular release of caged calcium in skate horizontal cells using fine optical fibers. Biol. Bull. 2003;205(2):215-216.

Molina AJ, Smith PJ, Malchow RP. Hydrogen ion fluxes from isolated retinal horizontal cells: modulation by glutamate. Biol. Bull. 2000;199(2):168-170.



Invited Publications


Molina, AJ (2017) Blood-Based Bioenergetic Profiling: a readout of systemic bioenergetic capacity that is related to differences in body composition. Redox Biology, In Press *Invited editorial commentary

Haigh, S. E., Twig, G., Molina, AJ, Wikstrom, J. D., Deutsch, M. & Shirihai, O. S.  (2007). PA-GFP: a window into the subcellular adventures of the individual mitochondrion. Novartis Found. Symp., 287, 21-36.



Miscellaneous Publications


-The protonmotive force and respiratory control: Building blocks of mitochondrial physiology.


Anthony Molina, Jenny Collins, and Daniel Tyrrell are included as contributing authors.


-Collaborative Innovation is Key: Anthony Molina, Open Thinking People’s Choice Award Winner



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