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A properly functioning stress response is required for maintaining homeostasis. The endocrine arm of the stress response is sub-served by the hypothalamic pituitary adrenal (HPA) axis. Dysregulation of this axis is tightly correlated with the mood disorders of depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.
My lab is interested in the molecular mechanisms of stress response downregulation. Specifically, how the stress steroids, glucocorticoids, downregulate the peptide that triggers the stress response itself: corticotropin releasing hormone (CRH). We have provided evidence that a specific epigenetic repressive complex is necessary to effect downregulation. Further studies may pinpoint interaction of this complex with unique conformations of chromatin, and thus uncover novel drug targets, in particular for depression.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD in Molecular Neuroendocrinology, State University of New York

MD, State University of New York

BN, Columbia University

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Estrogen Receptors Medicine & Life Sciences
Corticotropin-Releasing Hormone Medicine & Life Sciences
Transcription Factor AP-1 Medicine & Life Sciences
Gene Expression Medicine & Life Sciences
Estrogens Medicine & Life Sciences
Glucocorticoids Medicine & Life Sciences
Androstane-3,17-diol Medicine & Life Sciences
Response Elements Medicine & Life Sciences

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Projects 2009 2016

Research Output 1987 2017

  • 3156 Citations
  • 22 h-Index
  • 28 Article
  • 1 Review article
2 Citations (Scopus)
Methyl-CpG-Binding Protein 2
Corticotropin-Releasing Hormone
Gene expression
Gene Expression
Histone Deacetylases
Chemical activation
2 Citations (Scopus)

Mechanisms by which 17β-Estradiol (E2) Suppress Neuronal cox-2 gene expression

Stacey, W., Bhave, S. & Uht, R. M., Sep 2016, In : PLoS ONE. 11, 9, e0161430.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gene expression
trichostatin A
Cyclooxygenase 2
26 Citations (Scopus)

Dexamethasone induces a putative repressor complex and chromatin modifications in the CRH promoter

Sharma, D., Bhave, S., Gregg, E. & Uht, R., 1 Jul 2013, In : Molecular Endocrinology. 27, 7, p. 1142-1152 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Histone Deacetylase 1
Glucocorticoid Receptors
Carrier Proteins
2 Citations (Scopus)

Hypothalamic and amygdalar cell lines differ markedly in mitochondrial rather than nuclear encoded gene expression

Dalwadi, D. A. & Uht, R. M., 21 Jun 2013, In : BMC Genomics. 14, 1, 413.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gene Expression
Cell Line
Corticotropin-Releasing Hormone