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
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

Loro E, Sengupta K, Bogdanovich S, Whig K, Schultz DC, Huryn DM, Khurana TS: High-throughput identification of post-transcriptional utrophin up-regulators for Duchenne muscle dystrophy (DMD) therapy. Sci. Rep. 10, 2020.

Yang S, Loro E, Wada S, Kim B, Tseng WJ, Li K, Khurana TS, Arany Z.: Functional effects of muscle PGC-1alpha in aged animals. Skelet Muscle 10(1), 2020.

Sengupta K, Mishra MK, Loro E, Spencer MJ, Pyle AD, Khurana TS: Genome Editing-Mediated Utrophin Upregulation in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Stem Cells. Mol Ther Nucleic Acids 22: 500-509, 2020.

Sengupta K, Loro E, Khurana TS: PMO-based let-7c site blocking oligonucleotide (SBO) mediated utrophin upregulation in mdx mice, a therapeutic approach for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). Sci Rep. 10(1), 2020.

Song D, Navalsky BE, Guan W, Ingersoll C, Wang T, Loro E, Eeles L, Matchett KB, Percy MJ, Walsby-Tickle J, McCullagh JSO, Medina RJ, Khurana TS, Bigham AW, Lappin TR, Lee FS: Tibetan PHD2, an allele with loss-of-function properties. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 117(22): 12230-12238, 2020.

Stone RA, Wei W, Sarfare S, McGeehan B, Engelhart KC, Khurana TS, Maguire MG, Iuvone PM, Nickla DL: Visual Image Quality Impacts Circadian Rhythm-Related Gene Expression in Retina and in Choroid: A Potential Mechanism for Ametropias. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 11(61), 2020.

Loro E, Jang C, Quinn WJ 3rd, Baur JA, Arany ZP, Khurana TS: Effect of Interleukin-15 Receptor Alpha Ablation on the Metabolic Responses to Moderate Exercise Simulated by in vivo Isometric Muscle Contractions. Front Physiol 2019.

Song Y, Morales L, Malik AS, Mead AF, Greer CD, Mitchell MA, Petrov MT, Su LT, Choi ME, Rosenblum ST, Lu X, VanBelzen DJ, Krishnankutty RK, Balzer FJ, Loro E, French R, Propert KJ, Zhou S, Kozyak BW, Nghiem PP, Khurana TS, Kornegay JN, Stedman HH: Non-immunogenic utrophin gene therapy for the treatment of muscular dystrophy animal models. Nature Med 2019.

Song S, Wen Y, Tong H, Loro E, Gong Y, Liu J, Hong S, Li L, Khurana TS, Chu M, Sun Z: The HDAC3 Enzymatic Activity Regulates Skeletal Muscle Fuel Metabolism. J Mol Cell Biol 2018.

Loro E, Bisetto S, Khurana TS: Mitochondrial ultrastructural adaptations in fast muscles of mice lacking IL15RA. J Cell Sci 131, 2018.

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Last updated: 01/05/2021
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