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The March of Dimes Prematurity Research Center Ohio Collaborative includes more than 100 faculty-level investigators, trainees and staff and is led by Louis Muglia, MD, PhD, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center; Irina Buhimschi, MD, Ohio State University and Nationwide Children’s Hospital; and Sam Mesiano, PhD, Case Western Reserve University.
Five key research themes are being pursued via transdisciplinary interactions that will generate new research hypotheses and techniques to prevent preterm birth.
Kim J, Stirling KJ, Cooper ME, Ascoli M, Momany AM, McDonald EL, Ryckman KK, Rhea L, Schaa KL, Cosentino V, Gadow E, Saleme C, Shi M, Hallman M, Plunkett J, Teramo KA, Muglia LJ, Feenstra B, Geller F, Boyd HA, Melbye M, Marazita ML, Dagle JM, Murray JC. Sequence variants in oxytocin pathway genes and preterm birth: a candidate gene association study. BMC Med Genet. 2013; 14: 77.
Laryea G, Schutz G, Muglia LJ. Disrupting hypothalamic glucocorticoid receptors causes HPA axis hyperactivity and excess adiposity. Mol Endocrinol. 2013; 27: 1655-1665.
Chun S, Plunkett J, Teramo K, Muglia LJ, Fay JC. Fine-mapping an association of FSHR with preterm birth in a Finnish population. PLoS ONE 2013; 8: e78032.
Louderback K, Wills TA, Muglia LJ, Winder DG. Knockdown of BNST Glu2B-containing NMDA receptors mimics the actions of ketamine on novelty-induced hypophagia. Translational Psychiatry 2013; 3: e331.
Zhang G, Muglia LJ, Chakraborty R, Akey JM, Williams SM. Signatures of natural selection on genetic variants affecting complex human traits. Applied and Translational Genomics 2013; 2:77-93.
Cha J, Bartos A, Egashira M, Haraguchi H, Saito-Fujita T, Leishman E, Bradshaw H, Dey SK, Hirota Y. Combinatory approaches prevent preterm birth profoundly exacerbated by gene-environment interactions. J Clin Invest. 2013 Sep 3;123(9):4063-75. doi: 10.1172/JCI70098. Epub 2013 Aug 27.
McElroy JJ, Gutman CE, Shaffer CM, Busch TD, Puttonen H, Teramo K, Murray JC, Hallman M, Muglia LJ. Maternal coding variants in complement receptor 1 and spontaneous idiopathic preterm birth. Hum Genet. 2013 Apr 17. [Epub ahead of print]
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