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Tejvir S. Khurana, MD, PhD.

Tejvir S. Khurana, MD, PhD.

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Professor of Physiology
Department: Physiology
Graduate Group Affiliations

Contact information
Department of Physiology,
University of Pennsylvania,
750 Clinical Research Building (CRB),
415 Curie Boulevard,
Philadelphia, PA 19004-6085
Office: (215) 898-4116
Fax: (215) 573-2273
Lab: (215) 573-2640
Education:
MBBS (Medicine)
Delhi University, 1985.
Ph.D. (Neurobiology)
Harvard University, 1992.
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Description of Research Expertise

muscle, muscular disease, muscular dystrophy, therapeutics, gene therapy, extraocular muscle, transcriptome, proteome, genomics, sports medicine, athletic doping, hypoxia, altitude, respiratory, neuromuscular junctions, synapses.

Description of Clinical Expertise

High altitude medicine

Selected Publications

Ferretti R, Marques MJ, Khurana TS, Santo Neto H: Expression of calcium-buffering proteins in rat intrinsic laryngeal muscles. Physiol Rep 6: pii: e12409, 2015.

Rooney SI, Loro E, Sarver JJ, Peltz CD, Hast MW, Tseng WJ, Kuntz AF, Liu XS, Khurana TS, Soslowsky LJ.: Exercise protocol induces muscle, tendon, and bone adaptations in the rat shoulder. Muscles Ligaments Tendons J 4(4): 413-419, 2015.

Loro E, Seifert EL, Moffat C, Romero F, Mishra MK, Sun Z, Krajacic P, Anokye-Danso F, Summer RS, Ahima RS, Khurana TS: IL-15Rα is a determinant of muscle fuel utilization, and its loss protects against obesity. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 309(8): R835-844, 2015.

Pan TC, Zhang RZ, Arita M, Bogdanovich S, Adams SM, Gara SK, Wagener R, Khurana TS, Birk DE,Chu ML: A mouse model for dominant collagen VI disorders: heterozygous deletion of Col6a3 Exon 16. J Biol Chem Page: 10293-10307, 2014.

Mosqueira M, Baby SM, Lahiri S, Khurana TS.: Ventilatory Chemosensory Drive Is Blunted in the mdx Mouse Model of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). PLoS One 8(7):e69567, 2013.

Arsenault PR, Pei F, Lee R, Kerestes H, Percy MJ, Keith B, Simon MC, Lappin TR, Khurana TS, Lee FS: A knock-in mouse model of human PHD2 gene-associated erythrocytosis establishes a haploinsufficiency mechanism. J Biol Chem 288: 33571-33584, 2013.

Gerhart-Hines Z, Feng D, Emmett MJ, Everett LJ, Loro E, Briggs ER, Bugge A, Hou C, Ferrara C, Seale P, Pryma DA, Khurana TS, Lazar MA: The nuclear receptor Rev-erbα controls circadian thermogenic plasticity. Nature 503: 410-413, 2013.

Krajacic P, Pistilli EE, Tanis JE, Khurana TS, Lamitina ST: FER-1/Dysferlin promotes cholinergic signaling at the neuromuscular junction in C. elegans and mice. Biol Open 2: 1245-1252, 2013.

Tan Q, Kerestes H, Percy MJ, Pietrofesa R, Chen L, Khurana TS, Christofidou-Solomidou M, Lappin TR, Lee FS: Erythrocytosis and pulmonary hypertension in a mouse model of human HIF2A gain of function mutation. J Biol Chem 288: 17134-17144, 2013.

Pan TC, Zhang RZ, Markova D, Arita M, Zhang Y, Bogdanovich S, Khurana TS, Bönnemann CG, Birk DE, Chu ML: COL6A3 protein deficiency in mice leads to muscle and tendon defects similar to human collagen VI congenital muscular dystrophy. J Biol Chem 288: 14320-14331, 2013.

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