The Neonatal Translational Core is located in at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. The key functional capabilities are: a) animal models for oxygen-induced retinopathy;2) cell culture models for oxidative stress in the retina;c) biochemical analyses;d) gene profiling;and e) immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence and imaging analyses.
The aims of this core are to promote and foster collaborative research interactions among PIs;establish state-of-the-art translational research training core facility focusing on oxygen-induced retinopathy and oxidative stress for junior faculty, fellows, residents, and research scientists;and recruit basic and clinical investigators into retinopathy research. Accessibility to this Core will be afforded to support the ongoing and newly emerging research programs covered in this proposal, which requires the kinds of methodologies and analytical capabilities offered by this core. This core will also facilitate ongoing and new collaborations between investigators who are developing novel therapeutic efforts for Retinopathy of Prematurity. Each of these services has been extensively used by the Pediatric PIs and there is great demand for these services. Many of the services and/or use of equipment will be free of charge to investigators;these include all molecular services;biochemical services;use of the equipment. In order to access services the following service order forms will be available. For Protocol 1, this core will be responsible for all experimental phases including animal handling, drug administration, hyperoxia/hypoxia cycling, blood and tissue harvesting, sample processing and image analyses in addition to the other cores. For Protocol 2, this core will be responsible for all experimental phases including plating the cells, SiRNA interference, media and cell harvesting, sample processing and image analyses in addition to the other cores. For Protocol 3, the neonatal translational core will analyze all patient blood samples prostaglandins, VEGF, sVEGFR-1, IGF-I and gene profiling of VEGF and Notch signaling in the placenta, cord and blood samples.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD)
Type
Specialized Center--Cooperative Agreements (U54)
Project #
5U54HD071594-03
Application #
8473246
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZHD1-DSR-A)
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
2013-07-01
Budget End
2014-06-30
Support Year
3
Fiscal Year
2013
Total Cost
$38,143
Indirect Cost
$14,228
Name
Suny Downstate Medical Center
Department
Type
DUNS #
040796328
City
Brooklyn
State
NY
Country
United States
Zip Code
11203
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Beharry, Kay D; Cai, Charles L; Ahmad, Taimur et al. (2018) Impact of Chronic Neonatal Intermittent Hypoxia on Severity of Retinal Damage in a Rat Model of Oxygen-Induced Retinopathy. J Nat Sci 4:
Nicolau, Yona; Bany-Mohammed, Fayez; Cai, Charles L et al. (2018) SiRNA silencing of VEGF, IGFs, and their receptors in human retinal microvascular endothelial cells. Am J Transl Res 10:1990-2003
Cai, Charles; Ahmad, Taimur; Valencia, Gloria B et al. (2018) Intermittent hypoxia suppression of growth hormone and insulin-like growth factor-I in the neonatal rat liver. Growth Horm IGF Res 41:54-63
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Wang, Xue; Niu, Jin; Li, Jun et al. (2018) Temporal Effects of Combined Birinapant and Paclitaxel on Pancreatic Cancer Cells Investigated via Large-Scale, Ion-Current-Based Quantitative Proteomics (IonStar). Mol Cell Proteomics 17:655-671
Quan, Michelle; Cai, Charles L; Valencia, Gloria B et al. (2017) MnTBAP or Catalase Is More Protective against Oxidative Stress in Human Retinal Endothelial Cells Exposed to Intermittent Hypoxia than Their Co-Administration (EUK-134). React Oxyg Species (Apex) 3:47-65
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