Zaza Khuchua, PhD

Academic Affiliations

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-636-1340

Fax 513-636-5958


Mitochondrial function; structure and dynamics in cardiac cells in normal and pathological conditions; role of mitochondrial phospholipids in aerobic metabolism in heart; role of lipid molecules in cell signaling systems

MS: Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia, 1981.

PhD: All Union Cardiology Research Center, Moscow, Russia, 1987.

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Acehan D, Vaz F, Houtkooper RH, James J, Moore V, Tokunaga C, Kulik W, Wansapura J, Toth MJ, Strauss A, Khuchua Z. Cardiac and skeletal muscle defects in a mouse model of human Barth syndromeJ Biol Chem. 2011 Jan 14;286(2):899-908.

Acehan D, Khuchua Z, Houtkooper RH, Malhotra A, Kaufman J, Vaz FM, Ren M, Rockman HA, Stokes DL, Schlame M. Distinct effects of Tafazzin deletion in differentiated and undifferentiated mitochondria. Mitochondrion.

Tchekneva EE, Khuchua Z, Davis LS, Kadkina V, Dunn SR, Bachman S, Ishibashi K, Rinchik EM, Harris RC, Dikov MM, Breyer MD. Single amino acid substitution in aquaporin 11 causes renal failure. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2008 10:1955-64.