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Dermatology

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Ana Luisa Kadekaro, PhD

Assistant Professor

Education/Credentials
  • Bachelor's Degree: University of Sao Paulo
  • Master's Degree: University of Sao Paulo
  • Master's Degree: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
  • Doctoral Degree: University of Sao Paulo
  • Doctoral Degree: University of Cincinnati School of Medicine Dermatology

Research/Clinical Interests

Dermatology

Contact Information
  • Medical Science Building
  • 231 Albert Sabin Way
  • Cincinnati, Ohio 45267
  • Office 513-558-6242
  • Email analuisa.kadekaro@uc.edu

Peer Reviewed Publications

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Kadekaro, Ana Luisa; Chen, Juping; Yang, Jennifer; Chen, Shuna; Jameson, Joshua; Swope, Viki B; Cheng, Tan; Kadakia, Madhavi; Abdel-Malek, Zalfa 2012. Alpha-melanocyte-stimulating hormone suppresses oxidative stress through a p53-mediated signaling pathway in human melanocytes. Molecular cancer research : MCR, 10 6, 778-86

Abdel-Malek, Zalfa A; Kadekaro, Ana Luisa; Swope, Viki B 2010. Stepping up melanocytes to the challenge of UV exposure. Pigment cell & melanoma research, 23 2, 171-86

Kadekaro, Ana Luisa; Leachman, Sancy; Kavanagh, Renny J; Swope, Viki; Cassidy, Pamela; Supp, Dorothy; Sartor, Maureen; Schwemberger, Sandy; Babcock, George; Wakamatsu, Kazumasa; Ito, Shosuke; Koshoffer, Amy; Boissy, Raymond E; Manga, Prashiela; Sturm, Richard A; Abdel-Malek, Zalfa A 2010. Melanocortin 1 receptor genotype: an important determinant of the damage response of melanocytes to ultraviolet radiation. The FASEB journal : official publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, 24 10, 3850-60

Abdel-Malek, Zalfa A; Ruwe, Andrew; Kavanagh-Starner, Renny; Kadekaro, Ana Luisa; Swope, Viki; Haskell-Luevano, Carrie; Koikov, Leonid; Knittel, James J 2009. alpha-MSH tripeptide analogs activate the melanocortin 1 receptor and reduce UV-induced DNA damage in human melanocytes. Pigment cell & melanoma research, 22 5, 635-44

Song, Xiuzu; Mosby, Nicole; Yang, Jennifer; Xu, Aie; Abdel-Malek, Zalfa; Kadekaro, Ana Luisa 2009. alpha-MSH activates immediate defense responses to UV-induced oxidative stress in human melanocytes. Pigment cell & melanoma research, 22 6, 809-18

Kadekaro, Ana Luisa; Abdel-Malek, Zalfa A 2007. Walking in the footsteps of giants: melanocortins and human pigmentation, a historical perspective. Pigment cell research / sponsored by the European Society for Pigment Cell Research and the International Pigment Cell Society, 20 3, 150-2

Abdel-Malek, Zalfa A; Kadekaro, Ana Luisa; Kavanagh, Renny J; Todorovic, Aleksandar; Koikov, Leonid N; McNulty, Joseph C; Jackson, Pilgrim J; Millhauser, Glenn L; Schwemberger, Sandy; Babcock, George; Haskell-Luevano, Carrie; Knittel, James J 2006. Melanoma prevention strategy based on using tetrapeptide alpha-MSH analogs that protect human melanocytes from UV-induced DNA damage and cytotoxicity. The FASEB journal : official publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, 20 9, 1561-3

Hauser, Jennifer E; Kadekaro, Ana Luisa; Kavanagh, Renny J; Wakamatsu, Kazumasa; Terzieva, Silva; Schwemberger, Sandy; Babcock, George; Rao, M B; Ito, Shosuke; Abdel-Malek, Zalfa A 2006. Melanin content and MC1R function independently affect UVR-induced DNA damage in cultured human melanocytes. Pigment cell research / sponsored by the European Society for Pigment Cell Research and the International Pigment Cell Society, 19 4, 303-14

Kadekaro, Ana Luisa; Wakamatsu, Kazumasa; Ito, Shosuke; Abdel-Malek, Zalfa A 2006. Cutaneous photoprotection and melanoma susceptibility: reaching beyond melanin content to the frontiers of DNA repair. Frontiers in bioscience : a journal and virtual library, 11 , 2157-73

Kadekaro, Ana Luisa; Kavanagh, Renny; Kanto, Hiromi; Terzieva, Silva; Hauser, Jennifer; Kobayashi, Nobuhiko; Schwemberger, Sandy; Cornelius, James; Babcock, George; Shertzer, Howard G; Scott, Glynis; Abdel-Malek, Zalfa A 2005. alpha-Melanocortin and endothelin-1 activate antiapoptotic pathways and reduce DNA damage in human melanocytes. Cancer research, 65 10, 4292-9

Rouzaud, Francois; Kadekaro, Ana Luisa; Abdel-Malek, Zalfa A; Hearing, Vincent J 2005. MC1R and the response of melanocytes to ultraviolet radiation. Mutation research, 571 1-2, 133-52

Kadekaro, Ana Luisa; Andrade, Luciana N S; Floeter-Winter, Lucile M; Rollag, Mark D; Virador, Victoria; Vieira, Wilfred; Castrucci, Ana Maria de L 2004. MT-1 melatonin receptor expression increases the antiproliferative effect of melatonin on S-91 murine melanoma cells. Journal of pineal research, 36 3, 204-11

Kadekaro, Ana Luisa; Kanto, Hiromi; Kavanagh, Renny; Abdel-Malek, Zalfa A 2003. Significance of the melanocortin 1 receptor in regulating human melanocyte pigmentation, proliferation, and survival. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 994 , 359-65

Kadekaro, Ana Luisa; Kavanagh, Renny J; Wakamatsu, Kazumasa; Ito, Shosuke; Pipitone, Michelle A; Abdel-Malek, Zalfa A 2003. Cutaneous photobiology. The melanocyte vs. the sun: who will win the final round? Pigment cell research / sponsored by the European Society for Pigment Cell Research and the International Pigment Cell Society, 16 5, 434-47

Scott, M Cathy; Wakamatsu, Kazumasa; Ito, Shosuke; Kadekaro, Ana Luisa; Kobayashi, Nobuhiko; Groden, Joanna; Kavanagh, Renny; Takakuwa, Takako; Virador, Victoria; Hearing, Vincent J; Abdel-Malek, Zalfa A 2002. Human melanocortin 1 receptor variants, receptor function and melanocyte response to UV radiation. Journal of cell science, 115 Pt 11, 2349-55

Abdel-Malek, Zalfa A; Knittel, James; Kadekaro, Ana Luisa; Swope, Viki B; Starner, Renny . The melanocortin 1 receptor and the UV response of human melanocytes--a shift in paradigm. Photochemistry and photobiology, 84 2, 501-8