Penn Cardiovascular Institute

Penn Cardiovascular Institute Research Directory

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Mitchell A. Lazar, MD, PhD

Sylvan H. Eisman Professor of Medicine
Department: Medicine

Contact information
12-102 Smilow Center for Translational Research
3400 Civic Center Boulevard / 5160
Philadelphia, PA 19104-5160
Office: (215) 898-0198
Fax: (215) 898-5408
Education:
S.B. (Chemistry)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1976.
Ph.D. (Neuroscience)
Stanford Univerity, 1981.
M.D.
Stanford Univerity, 1982.
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Description of CVI Expertise

CVI Program Unit(s):
Lipid / Atherosclerosis / CAD / ACS / Prevention

CVI Research Description:
We are interested in the transcriptional regulation of metabolism by nuclear receptors, particularly in the context of obesity, insulin resistance, and diabetes. We are studying how nuclear receptor signaling and adipocytokines contribute to atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, which is the leading cause of death in diabetes.

I am the director of the Institute for Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism (IDOM).

Selected Publications

Harms MJ, Lim HW, Ho Y, Shapira SN, Ishibashi J, Rajakumari S, Steger DJ, Lazar MA, Won KJ, Seale P.: PRDM16 binds MED1 and controls chromatin architecture to determine a brown fat transcriptional program. Genes Dev. 29(3): 298-307, Feb 2015.

Jang JC, Chen G, Wang SH, Barnes MA, Chung JI, Camberis M, Le Gros G, Cooper PJ, Steel C, Nutman TB, Lazar MA, Nair MG.: Macrophage-derived human resistin is induced in multiple helminth infections and promotes inflammatory monocytes and increased parasite burden. PLoS Pathog. 11(1:e1004579), Jan 2015 Notes: doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1004579. eCollection 2015 Jan.

Lee JM, Wagner M, Xiao R, Kim KH, Feng D, Lazar MA, Moore DD. : Nutrient sensing nuclear receptors coordinate autophagy. Nature 516(7529): 112-5, Dec 2014.

Fang B, Everett LJ (co-first author), Jager J (co-first author), Briggs E, Armour S, Feng D, Roy A, Gerhart-Hines Z, Sun Z, Lazar MA. : Circadian enhancers coordinate multiple phases of rhythmic gene expression in vivo. Cell 159(5): 1140-52, Nov 2014.

Gardini A, Baillat D, Cesaroni M, Hu D, Marinis JM, Wagner EJ, Lazar MA, Shilatifard A, Shiekhattar R.: Integrator regulates transcriptional initiation and pause release following activation. Mol Cell. 56(1): 128-39, Oct 2014.

Gardini A, Baillat D, Cesaroni M, Hu D, Marinis JM, Wagner EJ, Lazar MA, Shilatifard A, Shiekhattar R. : Integrator regulates activator-dependent transcriptional elongation by recruiting super elongation complex. Molecular Cell 56(1): 128-139, Oct 2014.

Soccio RE, Chen ER, Lazar MA.: Thiazolidinediones and the promise of insulin sensitization in type 2 diabetes. Cell Metabolism 20(4): 573-591, Oct 2014.

Lewandowski SL, Janardhan HP, Smee KM, Bachman M, Sun Z, Lazar MA, Trivedi CM.: Histone deacetylase 3 modulates Tbx5 activity to regulate early cardiogenesis. Hum Mol Genet 23(14): 3801-9, Jul 2014.

Hoeksema MA, Gijbels MJ, Van den Bossche J, van der Velden S, Sijm A, Neele AE, Seijkens T, Stöger JL, Meiler S, Boshuizen MC, Dallinga-Thie GM, Levels JH, Boon L, Mullican SE, Spann NJ, Cleutjens JP, Glass CK, Lazar MA, de Vries CJ, Biessen EA, Daemen MJ, Lutgens E, de Winther MP.: Targeting macrophage Histone deacetylase 3 stabilizes atherosclerotic lesions. EMBO Mol Med Epub ahead of print, Jul 2014 Notes: 2014 Jul 9. pii: e201404170. doi: 10.15252/emmm.201404170. [Epub ahead of print]

Everett LJ, Lazar MA.: Nuclear receptor Rev-erbα: up, down, and all around. Trends Endocrinol Metab Epub ahead of print, Jul 2014 Notes: 2014 Jul 22. pii: S1043-2760(14)00122-2. doi: 10.1016/j.tem.2014.06.011. [Epub ahead of print] Review.

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Last updated: 04/10/2015
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