Research Articles

  • Nicholas DA, Knight VS, Tonsfeldt KJ, Terasaka T, Molinar-Inglis O, Stephens SBZ, Trejo J, Kauffman S, Mellon PL, Lawson MA.
    GLUT1-mediated Glycolysis Supports GnRH-induced Secretion of Luteinizing Hormone.
    Scientific Reports, PMID: 32747664
  • Bharath LP, Agrawal M, McCambridge G, Nicholas DA, Hasturk H, Liu J, Jiang K, Guo Z, Deeney J, Apovian CM, Snyder-Cappione J, Hawk GS, Fleeman RM, Pihl RMF, Thompson K, Belkina AC, Proctor EA, Kern PA, Nikolajczyk BS.
    Metformin Enhances Autophagy and Normalizes Mitochondrial Function to Alleviate Aging-Associated Inflammation.
    Cell Metabolism, PMID: 32402267
    Featured in Cell Metabolism, Best of 2020
  • Nicholas DA, Salto LM, Lavelle K, Wilson J, Beeson WL, Firek A, Langridge WHR, Cordero-MacIntyre Z, De Leon M.
    En Balance: The Contribution of Physical Activity to the Efficacy of Spanish Diabetes Education of Hispanic Americans with Type 2 Diabetes.
    J Diabetes Res. PMID: 32377521
  • Nicholas DA*, Proctor E*, Jones A, Agrawal M*, Belkina A, Panneerseelan-Bharath L, Raval F, Ip B, Zhu M, Cacicedo J, Persky L, Sainz-Rueda N, Habib C, Corkey B, Apovian CM, Kern P, Lauffenburger D, Nikolajczyk BS.
    Fatty Acid Metabolites Combine with Reduced β oxidation to activate Th17 Inflammation in Human Type 2 Diabetes.
    Cell Metabolism. PMID: 31378464.
    Featured in Nature Reviews Endocrinology. Morris A. Glucose isn’t always to blame. 2019 Aug 15 ·Featured in Science Daily. University of Kentucky. “What drives inflammation in type 2 diabetes? Not glucose, says new research.” 2019 Aug 21
  • Kim T, Li D, Terasaka T, Nicholas DA, Knight VS, Yang J, Lawson MA.
    SRXN1 is Necessary for Resolution of GnRH-induced Oxidative Stress and Induction of Gonadotropin Gene Expression.
    Endocrinology. PMID: 31504396
  • Terasaka T, Kim T, Dave H, Gangapurkar B, Nicholas DA, Muñoz O, Terasaka E, Li D, Lawson MA.
    The RNA-binding Protein ELAVL1 Regulates GnRH Receptor Expression and the Response to GnRH.
    Endocrinology. PMID: 31188427 ·Featured in Endocrinology. MacNicol, A. ELAVL1 Elevates Insights: The Ups and Downs of Regulated mRNA Translation in the Control of Gonadotropin Release. 2019 Oct
  • Nicholas DA, Zhang K, Hung C, Glasgow S, Aruni AW, Unternaehrer J, Payne KJ, Langridge WHR, De Leon M.
    Palmitic acid is a toll-like receptor 4 ligand that induces human dendritic cell secretion of IL-1β.
    PLoS One. PMID: 28463985
  • Nicholas D*, Proctor EA*, Raval FM, Ip BC, Habib C, Ritou E, Grammatopoulos TN, Steenkamp D, Dooms H, Apovian CM, Lauffenburger DA, Nikolajczyk BS.
    Advances in the quantification of mitochondrial function in primary human immune cells through extracellular flux analysis.
    PLoS One. PMID: 28178278
  • Kim NS, Mbongue JC, Nicholas DA, Esebanmen GE, Unternaehrer JJ, Firek AF, Langridge WH.
    Chimeric Vaccine Stimulation of Human Dendritic Cell Indoleamine 2, 3-Dioxygenase Occurs via the Non-Canonical NF-κB Pathway.
    PLoS One. PMID: 26881431
  • Nicholas DA, Salto LM, Boston AM, Kim NS, Larios M, Beeson WL, Firek AF, Casiano CA, Langridge WH, Cordero-MacIntyre Z, De Leon M.
    Identification of Anti-Long Chain Saturated Fatty Acid IgG Antibodies in Serum of Patients with Type 2 Diabetes.
    Mediators Inflamm. PMID: 26633920
  • Mbongue JC, Nicholas DA, Zhang K, Kim NS, Hamilton BN, Larios M, Zhang G, Umezawa K, Firek AF, Langridge WH.
    Induction of indoleamine 2, 3-dioxygenase in human dendritic cells by a cholera toxin B subunit-proinsulin vaccine.
    PLoS One. PMID: 25714914
  • Nicholas D, Tang H, Zhang Q, Rudra J, Xu F, Langridge W, Zhang K.
    Quantitative proteomics reveals a role for epigenetic reprogramming during human monocyte differentiation.
    Mol Cell Proteomics. PMID: 25316709
  • Odumosu O, Nicholas D, Payne K, Langridge W. Cholera toxin B subunit linked to glutamic acid decarboxylase suppresses dendritic cell maturation and function. Vaccine. 2011 Oct 26;29(46):8451-8. PMID: 21807047


  • Nicholas DA, Andrieu G, Strissel KJ, Nikolajczyk BS, Denis GV.
    BET bromodomain proteins and epigenetic regulation of inflammation: implications for Type 2 Diabetes and breast cancer.
    Cell Mol Life Sci. PMID: 27491296
  • Strissel KJ, Nicholas DA, Castagne-Charlotin M, Ko N, Denis GV.
    Barriers to Obtaining Sera and Tissue Specimens of African-American Women for the Advancement of Cancer Research.
    Clin Med Insights Womens Health. PMID: 27441007
  • Nicholas DA, Nikolajczyk BS.
    B cells shed light on diminished vaccine responses in obesity.
    Obesity. PMID: 26847721.
  • Mbongue JC, Nicholas DA, Torrez TW, Kim NS, Firek AF, Langridge WH.
    The Role of Indoleamine 2, 3-Dioxygenase in Immune Suppression and Autoimmunity.
    Vaccines. PMID: 26378585
  • Mbongue J, Nicholas D, Firek A, Langridge W.
    The role of dendritic cells in tissue-specific autoimmunity.
    J Immunol Res. PMID: 24877157
  • Nicholas D, Odumosu O, Langridge WH.
    Autoantigen based vaccines for type 1 diabetes.
    Discov Med. PMID: 21524383
  • Odumosu O, Nicholas D, Yano H, Langridge W.
    AB toxins: a paradigm switch from deadly to desirable.
    Toxins. PMID: 22069653