Zoltan Pierre Arany, MD, PhD

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Professor of Medicine
Department: Medicine
Graduate Group Affiliations

Contact information
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
11th floor Smilow Translational Research Center
34th and Civic Center Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19014
Office: 215-898-3482
BA (Biochemical Sciences (Summa Cum Laude)
Harvard College, 1989.
PhD (Biological and Biomedical Sciences )
Harvard Graduate School, 1995.
MD (Medicine)
Harvard Medical School, 1998.
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Description of Research Expertise

The Arany lab studies cardiovascular metabolism, with a focus on the vasculature and striated muscles. We take a multidisciplinary approach, spanning from molecular biology and numerous ‘omic approaches to mouse models and human genetic and clinical studies. The objective is to make fundamental discoveries about cardiovascular metabolism with an eye to clinical translatation.

For more details see www.med.upenn.edu/aranylab/

Selected Publications

Arany ZP, Walker CM, Wang L: Case records of the Massachusetts General Hospital. Case 22-2014. A 40-year-old woman with postpartum dyspnea and hypoxemia. The New England journal of medicine 371(3): 261-9, Jul 2014.

Sawada N, Jiang A, Takizawa F, Safdar A, Manika A, Tesmenitsky Y, Kang K, Bischoff J, Kalwa H, Sartoretto JL, Kamei Y, Benjamin LE, Watada H, Ogawa Y, Higashikuni Y, Kessinger CW, Jaffer FA, Michel T, Sata M, Croce K, Tanaka R, Arany Z: Endothelial PGC-1α mediates vascular dysfunction in diabetes. Cell metabolism 19(2): 246-58, Feb 2014.

Chan MC, Rowe GC, Raghuram S, Patten IS, Farrell C, Arany Z: Post-natal induction of PGC-1α protects against severe muscle dystrophy independently of utrophin. Skeletal muscle 4(1): 2, 2014.

Jang C, Arany Z: Metabolism: Sweet enticements to move. Nature 500(7463): 409-11, Aug 2013.

Haq R, Shoag S, Andreu-Perez P, Yokoyama S, Edelman H, Hurley AD, Nellore A, Wargo JA, Song JS, Fisher DE*, Arany Z*, Widlund HR*: Oncogenic BRAF regulates oxidative metabolism via PGC1α and MITF. Cancer Cell 23(3): 302-15, Mar 2013 Notes: *co-corresponding authors editorials in Nature Reviews Cancer, and Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research.

Shoag J, Haq R, Zhang M, Liu L, Rowe GC, Jiang A, Koulisis N, Farrel C, Amos CI, Wi Q, Lee JE, Zhang J, Kupper TS, Qureshi AA, Cui R, Han J, Fisher DE, Arany Z: PGC-1 coactivators regulate MITF and the tanning response. Molecular Cell 49(1): 145-57, Jan 2013 Notes: editorials in Nature Reviews Cancer, and Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research.

Rowe GC, Patten IS, Zsengeller Z, El-Khoury R, Okutsu M, Bampoh S, Koulisis N, Farrell C, Hirshman M, Yan Z, Goodyear L, Rustin P, Arany Z: Disconnecting mitochondrial content from respiratory chain capacity in PGC-1-deficient skeletal muscle. Cell Reports 3(5): 1449-56, May 2013.

Patten IS, Rana S, Shahul S, Rowe GC, Jang C, Liu L, Hacker MR, Rhee JS, Mitchell J, Mahmood , Hess P, Farrell C, Koulisis N , Khankin EV, Burke SD, Tudorache I, Bauersachs J, del Monte F, Hilfiker-Kleiner D, Karumanchi SA, Arany Z: Cardiac angiogenic imbalance leads to peripartum cardiomyopathy. Nature 485(7398): 333-8, May 2012.

Chinsomboon J, Ruas J, Gupta RK, Thom R, Shoag J, Rowe GC, Sawada N, Raghuram S, Arany Z: The transcriptional coactivator PGC-1alpha mediates exercise-induced angiogenesis in skeletal muscle. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 106(50): 21401-6, Dec 2009.

Arany Z, Foo S-Y, Ma Y, Ruas JL, Bommi-Reddy A, Girnun G, Cooper M, Laznik D, Chinsomboon J, Rangwala SM, Baek KH, Rosenzweig A, Spiegelman BM: HIF-independent regulation of VEGF and angiogenesis by the transcriptional coactivator PGC-1alpha. Nature 451(7181): 1008-12, Feb 2008 Notes: editorials in NEJM, Dev. Cell, and Science STK.

Rowe GC, Safdar A, Arany Z: Running forward: new frontiers in endurance exercise biology. Circulation 129(7): 798-810, Feb 2014.

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