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Karyn Esser, Ph.D.

Karyn Esser, PhD

Karyn Esser, PhD

Professor

Associate Program Director, Institute of Myology

(352) 273-5728
Office: M544
kaesser@ufl.edu
PubMed Listing

Research Description:

Skeletal muscle is the largest organ system in the body and is well known to be important for human health through its contribution to breathing and mobility and through its metabolic role as the primary site of sugar storage and fat metabolism.  Recent studies, however, have provided evidence that maintaining healthy muscle can increase longevity and can improve outcomes in chronic diseases such as cancer.

My lab has pioneered research on the role of circadian rhythms and the molecular clock mechanism in skeletal muscle homeostasis and health.  Using genetic mouse models, we found that mutations of two different molecular clock genes, Clock and Bmal1, dramatically disrupt skeletal muscle structure and function.  Parallel with our work on the molecular clock in skeletal muscle we are also pursuing the role of physical activity/exercise as a time cue for skeletal muscle and other tissues.  We have also shown that time of exercise can significantly alter the clock mechanism in skeletal muscle independent of lighting and the central clock in the brain. Our research goals are to define the transcriptional networks and downstream mechanisms that link the molecular clock with proper skeletal muscle function and phenotype.  Additionally we are working in mouse and human models to determine the potential for time of day lifestyle interventions as a therapeutic approach to enhance molecular clock function and attenuate conditions of muscle weakness and wasting seen with aging and chronic diseases.

PubMed Publications:

  • Schroder, E.A.;Burgess, D.E.;Zhang, X.;Lefta, M.;Smith, J.L.;Patwardhan, A.;Bartos, D.C.;Elayi, C.S.;Esser, K.A.;Delisle, B.P. “The cardiomyocyte molecular clock regulates the circadian expression of Kcnh2 and contributes to ventricular repolarization.” Heart rhythm : the official journal of the Heart Rhythm Society 12, 6 (2015): 1306-14. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Tranel, H.R.;Schroder, E.A.;England, J.;Black, W.S.;Bush, H.;Hughes, M.E.;Esser, K.A.;Clasey, J.L. “Physical activity, and not fat mass is a primary predictor of circadian parameters in young men.” Chronobiology international 32, 6 (2015): 832-41. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Chaillou, T.;Jackson, J.R.;England, J.H.;Kirby, T.J.;Richards-White, J.;Esser, K.A.;Dupont-Versteegden, E.E.;McCarthy, J.J. “Identification of a conserved set of upregulated genes in mouse skeletal muscle hypertrophy and regrowth.” Journal of applied physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985) 118, 1 (2015): 86-97. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Jiang, W.;Zhu, J.;Zhuang, X.;Zhang, X.;Luo, T.;Esser, K.A.;Ren, H. “Lipin1 regulates skeletal muscle differentiation through ERK activation and Cyclin D complex regulated cell cycle withdrawal.” The Journal of biological chemistry (2015): [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Kirby, T.J.;Lee, J.D.;England, J.H.;Chaillou, T.;Esser, K.A.;McCarthy, J.J. “Blunted hypertrophic response in aged skeletal muscle is associated with decreased ribosome biogenesis.” Journal of applied physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985) 119, 4 (2015): 321-7. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Harfmann, B.D.;Schroder, E.A.;Esser, K.A. “Circadian rhythms, the molecular clock, and skeletal muscle.” Journal of biological rhythms 30, 2 (2015): 84-94. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Hodge, B.A.;Wen, Y.;Riley, L.A.;Zhang, X.;England, J.H.;Harfmann, B.D.;Schroder, E.A.;Esser, K.A. “The endogenous molecular clock orchestrates the temporal separation of substrate metabolism in skeletal muscle.” Skeletal muscle 5, (2015): 17. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Schroder, E.A.;Burgess, D.E.;Manning, C.L.;Zhao, Y.;Moss, A.J.;Patwardhan, A.;Elayi, C.S.;Esser, K.A.;Delisle, B.P. “Light phase-restricted feeding slows basal heart rate to exaggerate the type-3 long QT syndrome phenotype in mice.” American journal of physiology. Heart and circulatory physiology 307, 12 (2014): H1777-85. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Gedaly, R.;Galuppo, R.;Daily, M.F.;Shah, M.;Maynard, E.;Chen, C.;Zhang, X.;Esser, K.A.;Cohen, D.A.;Evers, B.M.;Jiang, J.;Spear, B.T. “Targeting the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway in liver cancer stem cells and hepatocellular carcinoma cell lines with FH535.” PloS one 9, 6 (2014): e99272. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Chaillou, T.;Lee, J.D.;England, J.H.;Esser, K.A.;McCarthy, J.J. “Time course of gene expression during mouse skeletal muscle hypertrophy.” Journal of applied physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985) 115, 7 (2013): 1065-74. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Schroder, E.A.;Esser, K.A. “Circadian rhythms, skeletal muscle molecular clocks, and exercise.” Exercise and sport sciences reviews 41, 4 (2013): 224-9. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Schroder, E.A.;Lefta, M.;Zhang, X.;Bartos, D.C.;Feng, H.Z.;Zhao, Y.;Patwardhan, A.;Jin, J.P.;Esser, K.A.;Delisle, B.P. “The cardiomyocyte molecular clock, regulation of Scn5a, and arrhythmia susceptibility.” American journal of physiology. Cell physiology 304, 10 (2013): C954-65. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Toborek, M.;Seelbach, M.J.;Rashid, C.S.;András, I.E.;Chen, L.;Park, M.;Esser, K.A. “Voluntary exercise protects against methamphetamine-induced oxidative stress in brain microvasculature and disruption of the blood-brain barrier.” Molecular neurodegeneration 8, (2013): 22. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Wagner, A.L.;Urschel, K.L.;Lefta, M.;Esser, K.A. “Effect of gluteus medius muscle sample collection depth on postprandial mammalian target of rapamycin signaling in mature Thoroughbred mares.” American journal of veterinary research 74, 6 (2013): 910-7. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • DiGirolamo, D.J.;Kiel, D.P.;Esser, K.A. “Bone and skeletal muscle: neighbors with close ties.” Journal of bone and mineral research : the official journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research 28, 7 (2013): 1509-18. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Liu, F.;Mackey, A.L.;Srikuea, R.;Esser, K.A.;Yang, L. “Automated image segmentation of haematoxylin and eosin stained skeletal muscle cross-sections.” Journal of microscopy 252, 3 (2013): 275-85. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Wolff, G.;Duncan, M.J.;Esser, K.A. “Chronic phase advance alters circadian physiological rhythms and peripheral molecular clocks.” Journal of applied physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985) 115, 3 (2013): 373-82. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Weimer, K.;Theobald, J.;Campbell, K.S.;Esser, K.A.;Dimario, J.X. “Genome-wide expression analysis and EMX2 gene expression in embryonic myoblasts committed to diverse skeletal muscle fiber type fates.” Developmental dynamics : an official publication of the American Association of Anatomists 242, 8 (2013): 1001-20. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Wolff, G.;Esser, K.A. “Scheduled exercise phase shifts the circadian clock in skeletal muscle.” Medicine and science in sports and exercise 44, 9 (2012): 1663-70. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • McCarthy, J.J.;Srikuea, R.;Kirby, T.J.;Peterson, C.A.;Esser, K.A. “Correction: Inducible Cre transgenic mouse strain for skeletal muscle-specific gene targeting.” Skeletal muscle 2, 1 (2012): 22. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Carter, L.G.;Lewis, K.N.;Wilkerson, D.C.;Tobia, C.M.;Ngo Tenlep, S.Y.;Shridas, P.;Garcia-Cazarin, M.L.;Wolff, G.;Andrade, F.H.;Charnigo, R.J.;Esser, K.A.;Egan, J.M.;Cabo, R.;Pearson, K.J. “Perinatal exercise improves glucose homeostasis in adult offspring.” American journal of physiology. Endocrinology and metabolism 303, 8 (2012): E1061-8. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • McCarthy, J.J.;Srikuea, R.;Kirby, T.J.;Peterson, C.A.;Esser, K.A. “Inducible Cre transgenic mouse strain for skeletal muscle-specific gene targeting.” Skeletal muscle 2, 1 (2012): 8. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Lefta, M.;Campbell, K.S.;Feng, H.Z.;Jin, J.P.;Esser, K.A. “Development of dilated cardiomyopathy in Bmal1-deficient mice.” American journal of physiology. Heart and circulatory physiology 303, 4 (2012): H475-85. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Srikuea, R.;Zhang, X.;Park-Sarge, O.K.;Esser, K.A. “VDR and CYP27B1 are expressed in C2C12 cells and regenerating skeletal muscle: potential role in suppression of myoblast proliferation.” American journal of physiology. Cell physiology 303, 4 (2012): C396-405. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Zhang, X.;Patel, S.P.;McCarthy, J.J.;Rabchevsky, A.G.;Goldhamer, D.J.;Esser, K.A. “A non-canonical E-box within the MyoD core enhancer is necessary for circadian expression in skeletal muscle.” Nucleic acids research 40, 8 (2012): 3419-30. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • McCarthy, J.J.;Mula, J.;Miyazaki, M.;Erfani, R.;Garrison, K.;Farooqui, A.B.;Srikuea, R.;Lawson, B.A.;Grimes, B.;Keller, C.;Van Zant, G.;Campbell, K.S.;Esser, K.A.;Dupont-Versteegden, E.E.;Peterson, C.A. “Effective fiber hypertrophy in satellite cell-depleted skeletal muscle.” Development (Cambridge, England) 138, 17 (2011): 3657-66. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Drummond, M.J.;McCarthy, J.J.;Sinha, M.;Spratt, H.M.;Volpi, E.;Esser, K.A.;Rasmussen, B.B. “Aging and microRNA expression in human skeletal muscle: a microarray and bioinformatics analysis.” Physiological genomics 43, 10 (2011): 595-603. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Srikuea, R.;Esser, K.A.;Pholpramool, C. “Leukaemia inhibitory factor is expressed in rat gastrocnemius muscle after contusion and increases proliferation of rat L6 myoblasts via c-Myc signalling.” Clinical and experimental pharmacology & physiology 38, 8 (2011): 501-9. [PubMed Link] |
  • Miyazaki, M.;McCarthy, J.J.;Fedele, M.J.;Esser, K.A. “Early activation of mTORC1 signalling in response to mechanical overload is independent of phosphoinositide 3-kinase/Akt signalling.” The Journal of physiology 589, Pt 7 (2011): 1831-46. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Miyazaki, M.;Schroder, E.;Edelmann, S.E.;Hughes, M.E.;Kornacker, K.;Balke, C.W.;Esser, K.A. “Age-associated disruption of molecular clock expression in skeletal muscle of the spontaneously hypertensive rat.” PloS one 6, 11 (2011): e27168. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Lefta, M.;Wolff, G.;Esser, K.A. “Circadian rhythms, the molecular clock, and skeletal muscle.” Current topics in developmental biology 96, (2011): 231-71. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Andrews, J.L.;Zhang, X.;McCarthy, J.J.;McDearmon, E.L.;Hornberger, T.A.;Russell, B.;Campbell, K.S.;Arbogast, S.;Reid, M.B.;Walker, J.R.;Hogenesch, J.B.;Takahashi, J.S.;Esser, K.A. “CLOCK and BMAL1 regulate MyoD and are necessary for maintenance of skeletal muscle phenotype and function.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 107, 44 (2010): 19090-5. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Mavalli, M.D.;DiGirolamo, D.J.;Fan, Y.;Riddle, R.C.;Campbell, K.S.;Groen, T.;Frank, S.J.;Sperling, M.A.;Esser, K.A.;Bamman, M.M.;Clemens, T.L. “Distinct growth hormone receptor signaling modes regulate skeletal muscle development and insulin sensitivity in mice.” The Journal of clinical investigation 120, 11 (2010): 4007-20. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Miyazaki, M.;McCarthy, J.J.;Esser, K.A. “Insulin like growth factor-1-induced phosphorylation and altered distribution of tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC)1/TSC2 in C2C12 myotubes.” The FEBS journal 277, 9 (2010): 2180-91. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • McCarthy, J.J.;Esser, K.A. “Anabolic and catabolic pathways regulating skeletal muscle mass.” Current opinion in clinical nutrition and metabolic care 13, 3 (2010): 230-5. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Esser, K.A.;McCarthy, J.J.;Miyazaki, M. “Comments on Point:Counterpoint: IGF is/is not the major physiological regulator of muscle mass. IGF-1 is not key for adult skeletal muscle hypertrophy.” Journal of applied physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985) 108, 6 (2010): 1830. [PubMed Link] |
  • Esser, K.A.;Harpole, C.E.;Prins, G.S.;Diamond, A.M. “Physical activity reduces prostate carcinogenesis in a transgenic model.” The Prostate 69, 13 (2009): 1372-7. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • McLoughlin, T.J.;Smith, S.M.;DeLong, A.D.;Wang, H.;Unterman, T.G.;Esser, K.A. “FoxO1 induces apoptosis in skeletal myotubes in a DNA-binding-dependent manner.” American journal of physiology. Cell physiology 297, 3 (2009): C548-55. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Esser, K.A.;Young, M.E. “The role of clock genes in cardiometabolic disease.” Journal of applied physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985) 107, 4 (2009): 1316-7. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • McCarthy, J.J.;Esser, K.A.;Peterson, C.A.;Dupont-Versteegden, E.E. “Evidence of MyomiR network regulation of beta-myosin heavy chain gene expression during skeletal muscle atrophy.” Physiological genomics 39, 3 (2009): 219-26. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Zhang, X.;Dube, T.J.;Esser, K.A. “Working around the clock: circadian rhythms and skeletal muscle.” Journal of applied physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985) 107, 5 (2009): 1647-54. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Miyazaki, M.;Esser, K.A. “REDD2 is enriched in skeletal muscle and inhibits mTOR signaling in response to leucine and stretch.” American journal of physiology. Cell physiology 296, 3 (2009): C583-92. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Miyazaki, M.;Esser, K.A. “Cellular mechanisms regulating protein synthesis and skeletal muscle hypertrophy in animals.” Journal of applied physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985) 106, 4 (2009): 1367-73. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Drummond, M.J.;Miyazaki, M.;Dreyer, H.C.;Pennings, B.;Dhanani, S.;Volpi, E.;Esser, K.A.;Rasmussen, B.B. “Expression of growth-related genes in young and older human skeletal muscle following an acute stimulation of protein synthesis.” Journal of applied physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985) 106, 4 (2009): 1403-11. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Drummond, M.J.;McCarthy, J.J.;Fry, C.S.;Esser, K.A.;Rasmussen, B.B. “Aging differentially affects human skeletal muscle microRNA expression at rest and after an anabolic stimulus of resistance exercise and essential amino acids.” American journal of physiology. Endocrinology and metabolism 295, 6 (2008): E1333-40. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • McCarthy, J.J.;Andrews, J.L.;McDearmon, E.L.;Campbell, K.S.;Barber, B.K.;Miller, B.H.;Walker, J.R.;Hogenesch, J.B.;Takahashi, J.S.;Esser, K.A. “Identification of the circadian transcriptome in adult mouse skeletal muscle.” Physiological genomics 31, 1 (2007): 86-95. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Kostek, M.C.;Chen, Y.W.;Cuthbertson, D.J.;Shi, R.;Fedele, M.J.;Esser, K.A.;Rennie, M.J. “Gene expression responses over 24 h to lengthening and shortening contractions in human muscle: major changes in CSRP3, MUSTN1, SIX1, and FBXO32.” Physiological genomics 31, 1 (2007): 42-52. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • O’Connor, R.S.;Pavlath, G.K.;McCarthy, J.J.;Esser, K.A. “Last Word on Point:Counterpoint: Satellite cell addition is/is not obligatory for skeletal muscle hypertrophy.” Journal of applied physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985) 103, 3 (2007): 1107. [PubMed Link] |
  • McCarthy, J.J.;Esser, K.A. “Counterpoint: Satellite cell addition is not obligatory for skeletal muscle hypertrophy.” Journal of applied physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985) 103, 3 (2007): 1100-2; discussion 1102-3. [PubMed Link] |
  • McCarthy, J.J.;Esser, K.A.;Andrade, F.H. “MicroRNA-206 is overexpressed in the diaphragm but not the hindlimb muscle of mdx mouse.” American journal of physiology. Cell physiology 293, 1 (2007): C451-7. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • McCarthy, J.J.;Esser, K.A. “MicroRNA-1 and microRNA-133a expression are decreased during skeletal muscle hypertrophy.” Journal of applied physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985) 102, 1 (2007): 306-13. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Miller, B.H.;McDearmon, E.L.;Panda, S.;Hayes, K.R.;Zhang, J.;Andrews, J.L.;Antoch, M.P.;Walker, J.R.;Esser, K.A.;Hogenesch, J.B.;Takahashi, J.S. “Circadian and CLOCK-controlled regulation of the mouse transcriptome and cell proliferation.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 104, 9 (2007): 3342-7. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Esser, K.A.;Su, W.;Matveev, S.;Wong, V.;Zeng, L.;McCarthy, J.J.;Smart, E.J.;Guo, Z.;Gong, M.C. “Voluntary wheel running ameliorates vascular smooth muscle hyper-contractility in type 2 diabetic db/db mice.” Applied physiology, nutrition, and metabolism = Physiologie appliquee, nutrition et metabolisme 32, 4 (2007): 711-20. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Sullivan, P.G.;Balke, C.W.;Esser, K.A. “Mitochondrial buffering of calcium in the heart: potential mechanism for linking cyclic energetic cost with energy supply?” Circulation research 99, 2 (2006): 109-10. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Armstrong, D.D.;Wong, V.L.;Esser, K.A. “Expression of beta-catenin is necessary for physiological growth of adult skeletal muscle.” American journal of physiology. Cell physiology 291, 1 (2006): C185-8. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Armstrong, D.D.;Esser, K.A. “Wnt/beta-catenin signaling activates growth-control genes during overload-induced skeletal muscle hypertrophy.” American journal of physiology. Cell physiology 289, 4 (2005): C853-9. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Reid, M.B.;Andrade, F.H.;Balke, C.W.;Esser, K.A. “Redox mechanisms of muscle dysfunction in inflammatory disease.” Physical medicine and rehabilitation clinics of North America 16, 4 (2005): 925-49, ix. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Hornberger, T.A.;Armstrong, D.D.;Koh, T.J.;Burkholder, T.J.;Esser, K.A. “Intracellular signaling specificity in response to uniaxial vs. multiaxial stretch: implications for mechanotransduction.” American journal of physiology. Cell physiology 288, 1 (2005): C185-94. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Nader, G.A.;McLoughlin, T.J.;Esser, K.A. “mTOR function in skeletal muscle hypertrophy: increased ribosomal RNA via cell cycle regulators.” American journal of physiology. Cell physiology 289, 6 (2005): C1457-65. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Esser, K.A. ” An EU project targets a new european quality standard in the low-vision range .” Die Rehabilitation 44, 2 (2005): 123. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Hornberger, T.A.;Mateja, R.D.;Chin, E.R.;Andrews, J.L.;Esser, K.A. “Aging does not alter the mechanosensitivity of the p38, p70S6k, and JNK2 signaling pathways in skeletal muscle.” Journal of applied physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985) 98, 4 (2005): 1562-6. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Hornberger, T.A.;Esser, K.A. “Mechanotransduction and the regulation of protein synthesis in skeletal muscle.” The Proceedings of the Nutrition Society 63, 2 (2004): 331-5. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Hornberger, T.A.;Stuppard, R.;Conley, K.E.;Fedele, M.J.;Fiorotto, M.L.;Chin, E.R.;Esser, K.A. “Mechanical stimuli regulate rapamycin-sensitive signalling by a phosphoinositide 3-kinase-, protein kinase B- and growth factor-independent mechanism.” The Biochemical journal 380, Pt 3 (2004): 795-804. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Lang, J.M.;Esser, K.A.;Dupont-Versteegden, E.E. “Altered activity of signaling pathways in diaphragm and tibialis anterior muscle of dystrophic mice.” Experimental biology and medicine (Maywood, N.J.) 229, 6 (2004): 503-11. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Esser, K.A. ” Targeting an optimum PC workstation for people with visual impairment–specialized counselling software developed by BFW Düren and Acto .” Die Rehabilitation 43, 2 (2004): 122. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Hornberger, T.A.;McLoughlin, T.J.;Leszczynski, J.K.;Armstrong, D.D.;Jameson, R.R.;Bowen, P.E.;Hwang, E.S.;Hou, H.;Moustafa, M.E.;Carlson, B.A.;Hatfield, D.L.;Diamond, A.M.;Esser, K.A. “Selenoprotein-deficient transgenic mice exhibit enhanced exercise-induced muscle growth.” The Journal of nutrition 133, 10 (2003): 3091-7. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Leszczynski, J.K.;Esser, K.A. “The MEF2 site is necessary for induction of the myosin light chain 2 slow promoter in overloaded regenerating plantaris muscle.” Life sciences 73, 25 (2003): 3265-76. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • McLoughlin, T.J.;Mylona, E.;Hornberger, T.A.;Esser, K.A.;Pizza, F.X. “Inflammatory cells in rat skeletal muscle are elevated after electrically stimulated contractions.” Journal of applied physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985) 94, 3 (2003): 876-82. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Kim, S.D.;Bieniarz, T.;Esser, K.A.;Piano, M.R. “Cardiac structure and function after short-term ethanol consumption in rats.” Alcohol (Fayetteville, N.Y.) 29, 1 (2003): 21-9. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Nader, G.A.;Hornberger, T.A.;Esser, K.A. “Translational control: implications for skeletal muscle hypertrophy.” Clinical orthopaedics and related research 403 Suppl (2002): S178-87. [PubMed Link] |
  • Chen, Y.W.;Nader, G.A.;Baar, K.R.;Fedele, M.J.;Hoffman, E.P.;Esser, K.A. “Response of rat muscle to acute resistance exercise defined by transcriptional and translational profiling.” The Journal of physiology 545, Pt 1 (2002): 27-41. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Nader, G.A.;Esser, K.A. “Intracellular signaling specificity in skeletal muscle in response to different modes of exercise.” Journal of applied physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985) 90, 5 (2001): 1936-42. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Esser, K.A. ” The Düren Vocational Retraining Centre Projects MARQUISA and EVASA “ Die Rehabilitation 40, 3 (2001): 193. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Hornberger, T.A.;Hunter, R.B.;Kandarian, S.C.;Esser, K.A. “Regulation of translation factors during hindlimb unloading and denervation of skeletal muscle in rats.” American journal of physiology. Cell physiology 281, 1 (2001): C179-87. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Esser, K.A. “Notes & news of the German society of rehabilitation science.” Die Rehabilitation 40, 6 (2001): 369. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Swoap, S.J.;Hunter, R.B.;Stevenson, E.J.;Felton, H.M.;Kansagra, N.V.;Lang, J.M.;Esser, K.A.;Kandarian, S.C. “The calcineurin-NFAT pathway and muscle fiber-type gene expression.” American journal of physiology. Cell physiology 279, 4 (2000): C915-24. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Lupa-Kimball, V.A.;Esser, K.A. “Use of DNA injection for identification of slow nerve-dependent regions of the MLC2s gene.” The American journal of physiology 274, 1 Pt 1 (1998): C229-35. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Esser, K.A.;White, T.P. “Mechanical load affects growth and maturation of skeletal muscle grafts.” Journal of applied physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985) 78, 1 (1995): 30-7. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Esser, K.A.;Hardeman, E.C. “Changes in contractile protein mRNA accumulation in response to spaceflight.” The American journal of physiology 268, 2 Pt 1 (1995): C466-71. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Sutherland, C.J.;Esser, K.A.;Elsom, V.L.;Gordon, M.L.;Hardeman, E.C. “Identification of a program of contractile protein gene expression initiated upon skeletal muscle differentiation.” Developmental dynamics : an official publication of the American Association of Anatomists 196, 1 (1993): 25-36. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Kandarian, S.C.;Schulte, L.M.;Esser, K.A. “Age effects on myosin subunit and biochemical alterations with skeletal muscle hypertrophy.” Journal of applied physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985) 72, 5 (1992): 1934-9. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Esser, K.A.;White, T.P. “Prior running reduces hypertrophic growth of skeletal muscle grafts.” Journal of applied physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985) 69, 2 (1990): 451-5. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • White, T.P.;Esser, K.A. “Satellite cell and growth factor involvement in skeletal muscle growth.” Medicine and science in sports and exercise 21, 5 Suppl (1989): S158-63. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Boluyt, M.O.;Opiteck, J.A.;Esser, K.A.;White, T.P. “Cardiac adaptations to aortic constriction in adult and aged rats.” The American journal of physiology 257, 2 Pt 2 (1989): H643-8. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Esser, K.A.;Boluyt, M.O.;White, T.P. “Separation of cardiac myosin heavy chains by gradient SDS-PAGE.” The American journal of physiology 255, 3 Pt 2 (1988): H659-63. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Neufeld, A.H.;Jumblatt, M.M.;Esser, K.A.;Cintron, C.;Beuerman, R.W. “Beta-adrenergic and serotonergic stimulation of rabbit corneal tissues and cultured cells.” Investigative ophthalmology & visual science 25, 11 (1984): 1235-9. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]