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Songlin Xie, Yandan Wang, Kathleen G. Morgan. “Anti-inflammatory Drugs- A Treatment for Vascular Dementia?”, Society for Neuroscience Boston Meeting 2021.

Songlin Xie, Evangeline W. Cornwell, Serafina Zotter, Lova P. Kajuluri, Kathleen Kantak, Basilis Zikopoulos, Kathleen G. Morgan. “The Role of Inflammation and Aortic Stiffness on Aging-Induced Cerebral Microbleeds and Associated Cognitive Impairments.”, Evans Days Symposium Presentation 2022.


Nicholson, C. J., Xing, Y., Lee, S., Liang, S., Mohan, S., O’Rourke, C., Kang, J., & Morgan, K. G. (2022). Ageing causes an aortic contractile dysfunction phenotype by targeting the expression of members of the extracellular signal-regulated kinase pathway. Journal of cellular and molecular medicine26(5), 1456–1465.

Singh, K., Kim, A. B., & Morgan, K. G. (2021). Non-muscle myosin II regulates aortic stiffness through effects on specific focal adhesion proteins and the non-muscle cortical cytoskeleton. Journal of cellular and molecular medicine25(5), 2471–2483.

Valisno, J., May, J., Singh, K., Helm, E. Y., Venegas, L., Budbazar, E., Goodman, J. B., Nicholson, C. J., Avram, D., Cohen, R. A., Mitchell, G. F., Morgan, K. G., & Seta, F. (2021). BCL11B Regulates Arterial Stiffness and Related Target Organ Damage. Circulation research128(6), 755–768.

Kajuluri, L. P., Singh, K., & Morgan, K. G. (2021). Vascular aging, the vascular cytoskeleton and aortic stiffness. Exploration of medicine2, 186–197.

Wang, Y., Taylor, E., Zikopoulos, B., Seta, F., Huang, N., Hamilton, J. A., Kantak, K. M., & Morgan, K. G. (2021). Aging-induced microbleeds of the mouse thalamus compared to sensorimotor and memory defects. Neurobiology of aging100, 39–47.

Taylor, E. N., Huang, N., Wisco, J., Wang, Y., Morgan, K. G., & Hamilton, J. A. (2020). The brains of aged mice are characterized by altered tissue diffusion properties and cerebral microbleeds. Journal of translational medicine18(1), 277.

Nicholson, C. J., Singh, K., Saphirstein, R. J., Gao, Y. Z., Li, Q., Chiu, J. G., Leavis, P., Verwoert, G. C., Mitchell, G. F., AortaGen Consortium, Porter, T., & Morgan, K. G. (2018). Reversal of Aging-Induced Increases in Aortic Stiffness by Targeting Cytoskeletal Protein-Protein Interfaces. Journal of the American Heart Association7(15), e008926.

Nicholson, C. J., Seta, F., Lee, S., & Morgan, K. G. (2017). MicroRNA-203 mimics age-related aortic smooth muscle dysfunction of cytoskeletal pathways. Journal of cellular and molecular medicine21(1), 81–95.

Brozovich, F. V., Nicholson, C. J., Degen, C. V., Gao, Y. Z., Aggarwal, M., & Morgan, K. G. (2016). Mechanisms of Vascular Smooth Muscle Contraction and the Basis for Pharmacologic Treatment of Smooth Muscle Disorders. Pharmacological reviews68(2), 476–532.

Saphirstein, R. J., & Morgan, K. G. (2014). The contribution of vascular smooth muscle to aortic stiffness across length scales. Microcirculation (New York, N.Y. : 1994)21(3), 201–207.

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