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Sudip Bajpeyi
Title Dr.
Faculty Rank Assistant Professor
Degree Ph.D.
Institution University of Texas at El Paso
Department Kinesiology
Clusters Obesity and Metabolic Syndromes
500 West University
City El Paso
State TX
Postal Code 79968
Telephone 915 747-5461
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Title Adjunct Assistant Professor
Institution Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Department Endocrinology
Title Adjunct Assistant Professor
Institution University of Texas at El Paso
Department Border Biomedical Research Center

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  Dr Bajpeyi currently serves as the head of the Skeletal Muscle Metabolism Laboratory and also holds joint appointments with Department of Biological Sciences at UTEP and the Pennington Biomedical Research Center (PBRC), in Baton Rouge, LA. The work in the Skeletal Muscle Metabolism Laboratory under the direction of Dr. Bajpeyi focuses on gaining a better understanding of the underlying molecular mechanisms relevant to metabolic diseases such as obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus, and to improve our understanding of the effects of diet and exercise training on obesity and type 2 diabetes. Specifically, his lab studies the interactions between insulin signaling, intramyocellular lipid (IMCL), lipid droplet associated proteins, and mitochondrial bioenergetics using primary skeletal muscle cell culture models.

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1. Toledo FGS, Johannsen DL, Covington JD, Bajpeyi S, Goodpaster B, Conley KE, Ravussin E. Impact of prolonged overfeeding on skeletal muscle mitochondria in healthy individuals. Diabetologia. 2018 Feb; 61(2):466-475.
2. Covington JD, Johannsen DL, Coen PM, Burk DH, Obanda DN, Ebenezer PJ, Tam CS, Goodpaster BH, Ravussin E, Bajpeyi S. Intramyocellular Lipid Droplet Size Rather Than Total Lipid Content is Related to Insulin Sensitivity After 8 Weeks of Overfeeding. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2017 Dec; 25(12):2079-2087.
3. Bajpeyi S, Covington JD, Taylor EM, Stewart LK, Galgani JE, Henagan TM. Skeletal Muscle PGC1a -1 Nucleosome Position and -260 nt DNA Methylation Determine Exercise Response and Prevent Ectopic Lipid Accumulation in Men. Endocrinology. 2017 07 01; 158(7):2190-2199.
4. Bajpeyi S, Pasarica M, Conley KE, Newcomer BR, Jubrias SA, Gamboa C, Murray K, Sereda O, Sparks LM, Smith SR. Pioglitazone-induced improvements in insulin sensitivity occur without concomitant changes in muscle mitochondrial function. Metabolism. 2017 Apr; 69:24-32.
5. Covington JD, Tam CS, Bajpeyi S, Galgani JE, Noland RC, Smith SR, Redman LM, Ravussin E. Myokine Expression in Muscle and Myotubes in Response to Exercise Stimulation. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2016 Mar; 48(3):384-90.
6. Covington JD, Bajpeyi S. The sirtuins: Markers of metabolic health. Mol Nutr Food Res. 2016 Jan; 60(1):79-91.
7. Covington JD, Myland CK, Rustan AC, Ravussin E, Smith SR, Bajpeyi S. Effect of serial cell passaging in the retention of fiber type and mitochondrial content in primary human myotubes. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2015 Dec; 23(12):2414-20.
8. Covington JD, Noland RC, Hebert RC, Masinter BS, Smith SR, Rustan AC, Ravussin E, Bajpeyi S. Perilipin 3 Differentially Regulates Skeletal Muscle Lipid Oxidation in Active, Sedentary, and Type 2 Diabetic Males. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2015 Oct; 100(10):3683-92.
9. Covington JD, Bajpeyi S, Moro C, Tchoukalova YD, Ebenezer PJ, Burk DH, Ravussin E, Redman LM. Potential effects of aerobic exercise on the expression of perilipin 3 in the adipose tissue of women with polycystic ovary syndrome: a pilot study. Eur J Endocrinol. 2015 Jan; 172(1):47-58.
10. Johannsen DL, Tchoukalova Y, Tam CS, Covington JD, Xie W, Schwarz JM, Bajpeyi S, Ravussin E. Effect of 8 weeks of overfeeding on ectopic fat deposition and insulin sensitivity: testing the "adipose tissue expandability" hypothesis. Diabetes Care. 2014 Oct; 37(10):2789-97.
11. Covington JD, Galgani JE, Moro C, LaGrange JM, Zhang Z, Rustan AC, Ravussin E, Bajpeyi S. Skeletal muscle perilipin 3 and coatomer proteins are increased following exercise and are associated with fat oxidation. PLoS One. 2014; 9(3):e91675.
12. Tam CS, Covington JD, Bajpeyi S, Tchoukalova Y, Burk D, Johannsen DL, Zingaretti CM, Cinti S, Ravussin E. Weight gain reveals dramatic increases in skeletal muscle extracellular matrix remodeling. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2014 May; 99(5):1749-57.
13. Bajpeyi S, Myrland CK, Covington JD, Obanda D, Cefalu WT, Smith SR, Rustan AC, Ravussin E. Lipid in skeletal muscle myotubes is associated to the donors' insulin sensitivity and physical activity phenotypes. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2014 Feb; 22(2):426-34.
14. Champagne CM, Han H, Bajpeyi S, Rood J, Johnson WD, Lammi-Keefe CJ, Flatt JP, Bray GA. Day-to-day variation in food intake and energy expenditure in healthy women: the Dietitian II Study. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2013 Nov; 113(11):1532-8.
15. Aas V, Bakke SS, Feng YZ, Kase ET, Jensen J, Bajpeyi S, Thoresen GH, Rustan AC. Are cultured human myotubes far from home? Cell Tissue Res. 2013 Dec; 354(3):671-82.
16. Conley KE, Amara CE, Bajpeyi S, Costford SR, Murray K, Jubrias SA, Arakaki L, Marcinek DJ, Smith SR. Higher mitochondrial respiration and uncoupling with reduced electron transport chain content in vivo in muscle of sedentary versus active subjects. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2013 Jan; 98(1):129-36.
17. Bajpeyi S, Reed MA, Molskness S, Newton C, Tanner CJ, McCartney JS, Houmard JA. Effect of short-term exercise training on intramyocellular lipid content. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2012 Oct; 37(5):822-8.
18. Muoio DM, Noland RC, Kovalik JP, Seiler SE, Davies MN, DeBalsi KL, Ilkayeva OR, Stevens RD, Kheterpal I, Zhang J, Covington JD, Bajpeyi S, Ravussin E, Kraus W, Koves TR, Mynatt RL. Muscle-specific deletion of carnitine acetyltransferase compromises glucose tolerance and metabolic flexibility. Cell Metab. 2012 May 02; 15(5):764-77.
19. Johannsen DL, Conley KE, Bajpeyi S, Punyanitya M, Gallagher D, Zhang Z, Covington J, Smith SR, Ravussin E. Ectopic lipid accumulation and reduced glucose tolerance in elderly adults are accompanied by altered skeletal muscle mitochondrial activity. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2012 Jan; 97(1):242-50.
20. Sparks LM, Moro C, Ukropcova B, Bajpeyi S, Civitarese AE, Hulver MW, Thoresen GH, Rustan AC, Smith SR. Remodeling lipid metabolism and improving insulin responsiveness in human primary myotubes. PLoS One. 2011; 6(7):e21068.
21. Galgani JE, Johannsen NM, Bajpeyi S, Costford SR, Zhang Z, Gupta AK, Ravussin E. Role of skeletal muscle mitochondrial density on exercise-stimulated lipid oxidation. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2012 Jul; 20(7):1387-93.
22. Bajpeyi S, Pasarica M, Moro C, Conley K, Jubrias S, Sereda O, Burk DH, Zhang Z, Gupta A, Kjems L, Smith SR. Skeletal muscle mitochondrial capacity and insulin resistance in type 2 diabetes. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2011 Apr; 96(4):1160-8.
23. Anunciado-Koza RP, Zhang J, Ukropec J, Bajpeyi S, Koza RA, Rogers RC, Cefalu WT, Mynatt RL, Kozak LP. Inactivation of the mitochondrial carrier SLC25A25 (ATP-Mg2+/Pi transporter) reduces physical endurance and metabolic efficiency in mice. J Biol Chem. 2011 Apr 01; 286(13):11659-71.
24. Krishnapuram R, Dhurandhar EJ, Dubuisson O, Kirk-Ballard H, Bajpeyi S, Butte N, Sothern MS, Larsen-Meyer E, Chalew S, Bennett B, Gupta AK, Greenway FL, Johnson W, Brashear M, Reinhart G, Rankinen T, Bouchard C, Cefalu WT, Ye J, Javier R, Zuberi A, Dhurandhar NV. Template to improve glycemic control without reducing adiposity or dietary fat. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2011 May; 300(5):E779-89.
25. Costford SR, Bajpeyi S, Pasarica M, Albarado DC, Thomas SC, Xie H, Church TS, Jubrias SA, Conley KE, Smith SR. Skeletal muscle NAMPT is induced by exercise in humans. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2010 Jan; 298(1):E117-26.
26. Moro C, Galgani JE, Luu L, Pasarica M, Mairal A, Bajpeyi S, Schmitz G, Langin D, Liebisch G, Smith SR. Influence of gender, obesity, and muscle lipase activity on intramyocellular lipids in sedentary individuals. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2009 Sep; 94(9):3440-7.
27. Bajpeyi S, Tanner CJ, Slentz CA, Duscha BD, McCartney JS, Hickner RC, Kraus WE, Houmard JA. Effect of exercise intensity and volume on persistence of insulin sensitivity during training cessation. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2009 Apr; 106(4):1079-85.
28. Moro C, Bajpeyi S, Smith SR. Determinants of intramyocellular triglyceride turnover: implications for insulin sensitivity. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2008 Feb; 294(2):E203-13.
29. Prasad VN, Bajpeyi SP. One flap dacrocystorhinostomy. J All India Ophthalmol Soc. 1966 Aug; 14(4):176-7.

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