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Donald Alcendor

Faculty RankAssociate Professor
InstitutionMeharry Medical College
DepartmentMicrobiology, Immunology, & Physiology
AddressMeharry Medical College
1005 Dr. D.B. Todd Jr. Blvd.
Nashville TN 37208
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    U54MD007586     (ADUNYAH, SAMUEL E ;HILDRETH, JAMES E)Sep 30, 1997 - May 31, 2027
    The RCMI Program in Health Disparities Research at Meharry Medical College
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator

    U65PS001720     (ALCENDOR, DONALD JAMES)Sep 30, 2009 - Mar 31, 2014
    Capacity Building Assistance (CBA) to Improve the Delivery and Effectiveness
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Alcendor DJ, Matthews-Juarez P, Williams N, Wilus D, Tabatabai M, Hopkins E, George K, Leon AH, Santiago R, Lee A, Smoot D, Hildreth JEK, Juarez PD. COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy and Uptake among Minority Populations in Tennessee. Vaccines (Basel). 2023 Jun 07; 11(6). PMID: 37376464.
    2. Tabatabai MA, Bahri N, Matthews-Juarez P, Alcendor D, Cooper R, Juarez P, Ramesh A, Tabatabai N, Singh KP, Wilus D. The role of histological subtypes in the survival of patients diagnosed with cutaneous or mucosal melanoma in the United States of America. PLoS One. 2023; 18(6):e0286538. PMID: 37276224.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    3. Alcendor DJ, Matthews-Juarez P, Smoot D, Edwards A, Hildreth JEK, Juarez PD. Vaccine Confidence and Uptake of the Omicron Bivalent Booster in Tennessee: Implications for Vulnerable Populations. Vaccines (Basel). 2023 Apr 27; 11(5). PMID: 37243010.
    4. Tabatabai M, Juarez PD, Matthews-Juarez P, Wilus DM, Ramesh A, Alcendor DJ, Tabatabai N, Singh KP. An Analysis of COVID-19 Mortality During the Dominancy of Alpha, Delta, and Omicron in the USA. J Prim Care Community Health. 2023 Jan-Dec; 14:21501319231170164. PMID: 37083205.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    5. Alcendor DJ, Matthews-Juarez P, Smoot D, Hildreth JEK, Tabatabai M, Wilus D, Brown KY, Juarez PD. The COVID-19 Vaccine and Pregnant Minority Women in the US: Implications for Improving Vaccine Confidence and Uptake. Vaccines (Basel). 2022 Dec 12; 10(12). PMID: 36560532.
    6. Alcendor DJ, Matthews-Juarez P, Smoot D, Hildreth JEK, Lamar K, Tabatabai M, Wilus D, Juarez PD. Breakthrough COVID-19 Infections in the US: Implications for Prolonging the Pandemic. Vaccines (Basel). 2022 May 11; 10(5). PMID: 35632512.
    7. Alcendor DJ, Juarez PD, Matthews-Juarez P, Simon S, Nash C, Lewis K, Smoot D. Meharry Medical College Mobile Vaccination Program: Implications for Increasing COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake among Minority Communities in Middle Tennessee. Vaccines (Basel). 2022 Jan 29; 10(2). PMID: 35214670.
    8. Alcendor DJ. Targeting COVID Vaccine Hesitancy in Rural Communities in Tennessee: Implications for Extending the COVID-19 Pandemic in the South. Vaccines (Basel). 2021 Nov 04; 9(11). PMID: 34835210.
    9. Hildreth JEK, Moulton JD, Alcendor DJ. Vivo-Morpholino-Based Antiviral for SARS-CoV-2: Implications for Novel Therapies in the Treatment of Acute COVID-19 Disease. Biomedicines. 2021 Aug 15; 9(8). PMID: 34440222.
    10. Hildreth JEK, Alcendor DJ. Targeting COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy in Minority Populations in the US: Implications for Herd Immunity. Vaccines (Basel). 2021 May 11; 9(5). PMID: 34064726.
    11. Serjilus A, Alcendor DJ. Unique method for human villous trophoblasts isolation from placental tissue explants. Clin Obstet Gynecol Reprod Med. 2020 Dec; 6(6). PMID: 33520289.
    12. Alcendor DJ. Dysregulation of Endothelin-1: Implications for Health Disparities in Alzheimer's Disease. J Pers Med. 2020 Oct 28; 10(4). PMID: 33126567.
    13. Eastman AJ, Vrana EN, Grimaldo MT, Jones AD, Rogers LM, Alcendor DJ, Aronoff DM. Cytotrophoblasts suppress macrophage-mediated inflammation through a contact-dependent mechanism. Am J Reprod Immunol. 2021 03; 85(3):e13352. PMID: 32969101.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    14. Alcendor DJ. Racial Disparities-Associated COVID-19 Mortality among Minority Populations in the US. J Clin Med. 2020 Jul 30; 9(8). PMID: 32751633.
    15. Alcendor DJ. Interactions between Amyloid-? Proteins and Human Brain Pericytes: Implications for the Pathobiology of Alzheimer's Disease. J Clin Med. 2020 05 15; 9(5). PMID: 32429102.
    16. Cook S, Mayers S, Goggins K, Schlundt D, Bonnet K, Williams N, Alcendor D, Barkin S. Assessing research participant preferences for receiving study results. J Clin Transl Sci. 2019 Oct 04; 4(3):243-249. PMID: 32695496.
    17. Alcendor DJ. BK Polyomavirus Virus Glomerular Tropism: Implications for Virus Reactivation from Latency and Amplification during Immunosuppression. J Clin Med. 2019 Sep 17; 8(9). PMID: 31533282.
    18. Popik W, Khatua AK, Fabre NF, Hildreth JEK, Alcendor DJ. BK Virus Replication in the Glomerular Vascular Unit: Implications for BK Virus Associated Nephropathy. Viruses. 2019 06 27; 11(7). PMID: 31252545.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    19. Alcendor DJ. Human Vascular Pericytes and Cytomegalovirus Pathobiology. Int J Mol Sci. 2019 Mar 22; 20(6). PMID: 30909422.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    20. Alcendor DJ. Zika virus infection and implications for kidney disease. J Mol Med (Berl). 2018 11; 96(11):1145-1151. PMID: 30171265.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    21. Popik W, Correa H, Khatua A, Aronoff DM, Alcendor DJ. Mesangial cells, specialized renal pericytes and cytomegalovirus infectivity: Implications for HCMV pathology in the glomerular vascular unit and post-transplant renal disease. J Transl Sci. 2019 Feb; 5(1). PMID: 29977613.
    22. Popik W, Khatua A, Hildreth JEK, Lee B, Alcendor DJ. Phosphorodiamidate morpholino targeting the 5' untranslated region of the ZIKV RNA inhibits virus replication. Virology. 2018 06; 519:77-85. PMID: 29679791.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    23. Aronoff DM, Correa H, Rogers LM, Arav-Boger R, Alcendor DJ. Placental pericytes and cytomegalovirus infectivity: Implications for HCMV placental pathology and congenital disease. Am J Reprod Immunol. 2017 Sep; 78(3). PMID: 28741727.
      Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    24. Alcendor DJ. Zika Virus Infection of the Human Glomerular Cells: Implications for Viral Reservoirs and Renal Pathogenesis. J Infect Dis. 2017 07 15; 216(2):162-171. PMID: 28398522.
      Citations: 26     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    25. Roach T, Alcendor DJ. Zika virus infection of cellular components of the blood-retinal barriers: implications for viral associated congenital ocular disease. J Neuroinflammation. 2017 03 03; 14(1):43. PMID: 28253931.
      Citations: 42     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    26. Alcendor DJ. Evaluation of Health Disparity in Bacterial Vaginosis and the Implications for HIV-1 Acquisition in African American Women. Am J Reprod Immunol. 2016 08; 76(2):99-107. PMID: 26847837.
      Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    27. Wilkerson I, Laban J, Mitchell JM, Sheibani N, Alcendor DJ. Retinal pericytes and cytomegalovirus infectivity: implications for HCMV-induced retinopathy and congenital ocular disease. J Neuroinflammation. 2015 Jan 09; 12:2. PMID: 25573478.
      Citations: 19     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    28. Alcendor DJ. KSHV Down-regulates Tropoelastin in Both an in-vitro and in-vivo Kaposi's Sarcoma Model. J Oncobiomarkers. 2015; 2(1):1-7. PMID: 26191531.
    29. Alcendor DJ, Block FE, Cliffel DE, Daniels JS, Ellacott KL, Goodwin CR, Hofmeister LH, Li D, Markov DA, May JC, McCawley LJ, McLaughlin B, McLean JA, Niswender KD, Pensabene V, Seale KT, Sherrod SD, Sung HJ, Tabb DL, Webb DJ, Wikswo JP. Neurovascular unit on a chip: implications for translational applications. Stem Cell Res Ther. 2013; 4 Suppl 1:S18. PMID: 24564885.
      Citations: 30     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    30. Alcendor DJ, Charest AM, Zhu WQ, Vigil HE, Knobel SM. Infection and upregulation of proinflammatory cytokines in human brain vascular pericytes by human cytomegalovirus. J Neuroinflammation. 2012 May 18; 9:95. PMID: 22607552.
      Citations: 64     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    31. Marrs CN, Knobel SM, Zhu WQ, Sweet SD, Chaudhry AR, Alcendor DJ. Evidence for Gardnerella vaginalis uptake and internalization by squamous vaginal epithelial cells: implications for the pathogenesis of bacterial vaginosis. Microbes Infect. 2012 Jun; 14(6):500-8. PMID: 22227318.
      Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    32. Alcendor DJ, Knobel S, Desai P, Zhu WQ, Hayward GS. KSHV regulation of fibulin-2 in Kaposi's sarcoma: implications for tumorigenesis. Am J Pathol. 2011 Sep; 179(3):1443-54. PMID: 21741351.
      Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    33. Alcendor D, Knobel S. Identifying dysregulated genes induced by Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV). J Vis Exp. 2010 Sep 14; (43). PMID: 20864930.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    34. Alcendor DJ, Knobel SM, Desai P, Zhu WQ, Vigil HE, Hayward GS. KSHV downregulation of galectin-3 in Kaposi's sarcoma. Glycobiology. 2010 May; 20(5):521-32. PMID: 20040515.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    35. Alcendor DJ, Zong J, Dolan A, Gatherer D, Davison AJ, Hayward GS. Patterns of divergence in the vCXCL and vGPCR gene clusters in primate cytomegalovirus genomes. Virology. 2009 Dec 05; 395(1):21-32. PMID: 19818982.
      Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    36. Zong JC, Arav-Boger R, Alcendor DJ, Hayward GS. Reflections on the interpretation of heterogeneity and strain differences based on very limited PCR sequence data from Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus genomes. J Clin Virol. 2007 Sep; 40(1):1-8. PMID: 17698410.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    37. Davison AJ, Dolan A, Akter P, Addison C, Dargan DJ, Alcendor DJ, McGeoch DJ, Hayward GS. The human cytomegalovirus genome revisited: comparison with the chimpanzee cytomegalovirus genome. J Gen Virol. 2003 Jan; 84(Pt 1):17-28. PMID: 12533697.
      Citations: 185     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    38. Chiou CJ, Poole LJ, Kim PS, Ciufo DM, Cannon JS, ap Rhys CM, Alcendor DJ, Zong JC, Ambinder RF, Hayward GS. Patterns of gene expression and a transactivation function exhibited by the vGCR (ORF74) chemokine receptor protein of Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus. J Virol. 2002 Apr; 76(7):3421-39. PMID: 11884567.
      Citations: 73     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    39. Wu FY, Ahn JH, Alcendor DJ, Jang WJ, Xiao J, Hayward SD, Hayward GS. Origin-independent assembly of Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus DNA replication compartments in transient cotransfection assays and association with the ORF-K8 protein and cellular PML. J Virol. 2001 Feb; 75(3):1487-506. PMID: 11152521.
      Citations: 98     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    40. Poole LJ, Zong JC, Ciufo DM, Alcendor DJ, Cannon JS, Ambinder R, Orenstein JM, Reitz MS, Hayward GS. Comparison of genetic variability at multiple loci across the genomes of the major subtypes of Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus reveals evidence for recombination and for two distinct types of open reading frame K15 alleles at the right-hand end. J Virol. 1999 Aug; 73(8):6646-60. PMID: 10400762.
      Citations: 79     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    41. Zong JC, Ciufo DM, Alcendor DJ, Wan X, Nicholas J, Browning PJ, Rady PL, Tyring SK, Orenstein JM, Rabkin CS, Su IJ, Powell KF, Croxson M, Foreman KE, Nickoloff BJ, Alkan S, Hayward GS. High-level variability in the ORF-K1 membrane protein gene at the left end of the Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus genome defines four major virus subtypes and multiple variants or clades in different human populations. J Virol. 1999 May; 73(5):4156-70. PMID: 10196312.
      Citations: 83     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    42. Richman LK, Montali RJ, Garber RL, Kennedy MA, Lehnhardt J, Hildebrandt T, Schmitt D, Hardy D, Alcendor DJ, Hayward GS. Novel endotheliotropic herpesviruses fatal for Asian and African elephants. Science. 1999 Feb 19; 283(5405):1171-6. PMID: 10024244.
      Citations: 58     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    43. Nicholas J, Zong JC, Alcendor DJ, Ciufo DM, Poole LJ, Sarisky RT, Chiou CJ, Zhang X, Wan X, Guo HG, Reitz MS, Hayward GS. Novel organizational features, captured cellular genes, and strain variability within the genome of KSHV/HHV8. J Natl Cancer Inst Monogr. 1998; (23):79-88. PMID: 9709308.
      Citations: 58     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    44. Michaels MG, Alcendor DJ, St George K, Rinaldo CR, Ehrlich GD, Becich MJ, Hayward GS. Distinguishing baboon cytomegalovirus from human cytomegalovirus: importance for xenotransplantation. J Infect Dis. 1997 Dec; 176(6):1476-83. PMID: 9395357.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    45. Barry PA, Alcendor DJ, Power MD, Kerr H, Luciw PA. Nucleotide sequence and molecular analysis of the rhesus cytomegalovirus immediate-early gene and the UL121-117 open reading frames. Virology. 1996 Jan 01; 215(1):61-72. PMID: 8553587.
      Citations: 19     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    46. Alcendor DJ, Chapman GD, Beaman BL. Isolation, sequencing and expression of the superoxide dismutase-encoding gene (sod) of Nocardia asteroides strain GUH-2. Gene. 1995 Oct 16; 164(1):143-7. PMID: 7590304.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    47. Alcendor DJ, Barry PA, Pratt-Lowe E, Luciw PA. Analysis of the rhesus cytomegalovirus immediate-early gene promoter. Virology. 1993 Jun; 194(2):815-21. PMID: 8389084.
      Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    48. Barry PA, Pratt-Lowe E, Alcendor DJ, Unger RE, Luciw PA. Molecular interactions between human immunodeficiency virus type 1 and human cytomegalovirus. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 1990; 616:54-63. PMID: 1964032.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    49. Barry PA, Pratt-Lowe E, Unger RE, Marthas M, Alcendor DJ, Luciw PA. Molecular interactions of cytomegalovirus and the human and simian immunodeficiency viruses. J Med Primatol. 1990; 19(3-4):327-37. PMID: 2172542.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
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