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Farook Jahoor
Children's Nutrition Research Center
Nutrition Scientist

Phone: (713) 798-7084
Fax: (713) 798-7119

1100 BATES ST
HOUSTON, TX, 77030


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Sulfur amino acid metabolism in children with severe childhood undernutrition: cysteine kinetics - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jahoor, F., Badaloo, A., Reid, M., Forrester, T. 2006. Sulfur amino acid metabolism in children with severe childhood undernutrition: Cysteine kinetics. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 84(6):1393-1399.
Positive net movements of amino acids in the hindlimb after overnight food deprivation contribute to sustaining the elevated anabolism of neonatal pigs Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Thivierge, M.C., Bush, J.A., Suryawan, A., Nguyen, H.V., Orellana, R.A., Burrin, D.G., Jahoor, F., Davis, T.A. 2008. Positive net movements of amino acids in the hindlimb after overnight food deprivation contribute to sustaining the elevated anabolism of neonatal pigs. Journal of Applied Physiology. 105(6):1959-1966.
The effect of total starvation and very low energy diet in lean men on kinetics of whole body protein and five hepatic secretory proteins. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Afolabi, P.R., Jahoor, F., Jackson, A.A., Stubbs, J., Johnstone, A.M., Faber, P., Lobley, G., Gibney, E., Elia, M. 2007. The effect of total starvation and very low energy diet in lean men on kinetics of whole body protein and five hepatic secretory proteins. American Journal of Physiology - Endocrinology and Metabolism. 293:E1580-E1589.
Arginine flux and intravascular nitric oxide synthesis in severe childhood undernutrition - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jahoor, F., Badaloo, A., Villalpando, S., Reid, M., Forrester, T. 2007. Arginine flux and intravascular nitric oxide synthesis in severe childhood undernutrition. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 86(4):1024-1031.
Phenylbutyrate reduces plasma leucine concentrations without affecting the flux of leucine - (Abstract Only)
Marini, J.C., Lanpher, B., Scaglia, F., Carter, S., Garlick, P.J., Jahoor, F., Lee, B. 2007. Phenylbutyrate reduces plasma leucine concentrations without affecting the flux of leucine [abstract]. FASEB Journal. 21:A335.
Stimulation of whole body protein synthesis by insulin in neonates is dependent on the pattern of amino acids available - (Abstract Only)
Orellana, R.A., Fiorotto, M.L., Jahoor, F., Burrin, D.G., Nguyen, H.V., Suryawan, A., Davis, T.A. 2007. Stimulation of whole body protein synthesis by insulin in neonates is dependent on the pattern of amino acids available [abstract]. The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Journal. 21(5):A162.
Acute IGF-I infusion stimulates whole body protein synthesis but does not reduce proteolysis in neonates - (Abstract Only)
Wilson, F., Fiorotto, M.L., Burrin, D.G., Jahoor, F., Nguyen, H.V., Suryawan, A., Davis, T.A. 2007. Acute IGF-I infusion stimulates whole body protein synthesis but does not reduce proteolysis in neonates [abstract]. The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Journal. 21(6):A1119.
Insulin and amino acids stimulate whole body protein synthesis in neonates - (Abstract Only)
Jeyapalan, A., Orellana, R.A., Burrin, D.G., Fiorotto, M.L., Jahoor, F., Nguyen, H.V., Suryawan, A., Davis, T.A. 2007. Insulin and amino acids stimulate whole body protein synthesis in neonates [abstract]. The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Journal. 21(5):A334.
Sulfur amino acid metabolism in children with severe childhood undernutrition: methionine kinetics - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jahoor, F., Badaloo, A., Reid, M., Forrester, T. 2006. Sulfur amino acid metabolism in children with severe childhood undernutrition: Methionine kinetics. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 84(6):1400-1405.
Effects of transgenic expression of HIV-1 Vpr on lipid and energy metabolism in mice - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Balasubramanyam, A., Mersmann, H., Jahoor, F., Phillips, T.M., Sekhar, R.V., Schubert, U., Brar, B., Iyer, D., Smith, E.O., Takahashi, H., Lu, H., Anderson, P., Kino, T., Henklein, P., Kopp, J.B. 2007. Effects of transgenic expression of HIV-1 Vpr on lipid and energy metabolism in mice. American Journal of Physiology - Endocrinology and Metabolism. 292(1):E40-E48.
Lipid kinetic differences between children with kwashiorkor and those with marasmus 1-3 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Badaloo, A.V., Forrester, T., Reid, M., Jahoor, F. 2006. Lipid kinetic differences between children with kwashiorkor and those with marasmus 1-3. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 83:1283-1288.
Glycine production in severe childhood undernutrition - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jahoor, F., Badaloo, A., Reid, M., Forrester, T. 2006. Glycine production in severe childhood undernutrition. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 84:143-149.
In vivo arginine production and intravascular nitric oxide synthesis in hypotensive sepsis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Villalpando, S., Gopal, J., Balasubramanyam, A., Bandi, V.P., Guntupalli, K., Jahoor, F. 2006. In vivo arginine production and intravascular nitric oxide synthesis in hypotensive sepsis. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 84(1):197-203.
Physiologic growth hormone replacement improves fasting lipid kinetics in patients with HIV lipodystrophy syndrome - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
D'Amico, S., Shi, J., Sekhar, R.V., Jahoor, F., Ellis, K.J., Rehman, K., Willis, J., Maldonado, M., Balasubramanyam, A. 2006. Physiologic growth hormone replacement improves fasting lipid kinetics in patients with HIV lipodystrophy syndrome. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 84(1):204-211.
Unique metabolic characteristics of the major syndromes of severe childhood malnutrition - (Book / Chapter)
Jahoor, F., Badaloo, A., Reid, M., Forrester, T. 2006. Unique metabolic characteristics of the major syndromes of severe childhood malnutrition. In: Picou, D., Forrester, T., Walker, S.P., editors. The Tropical Metabolism Research Unit, the University of the West Indies Jamaica 1956-2006. The House that John Built. Kingston: Ian Randle Publishers. p. 25-60.
In vivo rates of erythrocyte glutathione synthesis in adults with sickle cell disease - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Reid, M., Badaloo, A., Forrester, T., Jahoor, F. 2006. In vivo rates of erythrocyte glutathione synthesis in adults with sickle cell disease. American Journal of Physiology Endocrinology and Metabolism. 291:E73-E79.
Pathophysiology of adipocyte defects and dyslipidemia in HIV lipodystrophy: New evidence from metabolic and molecular studies - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Balasubramanyam, A., Sekhar, R.V., Jahoor, F., Pownall, H.J., Lewis, D. 2006. Pathophysiology of adipocyte defects and dyslipidemia in HIV lipodystrophy: New evidence from metabolic and molecular studies. American Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2(3):167-172.
Protein kinetic differences between children with edematous and nonedematous severe childhood undernutrition in the fed and postabsorptive states - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jahoor, F., Badaloo, A., Reid, M., Forrester, T. 2005. Protein kinetic differences between children with edematous and nonedematous severe childhood undernutrition in the fed and postabsorptive states. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 82:792-800.
Measurement of Nitric Oxide Production in Humans Using 15n-Arginine and Tandem Lc/ms - (Abstract Only) - (01-Jun-05)
Severely Dysregulated Disposal of Postprandial Triacylglycerols Exacerbates Hypertriacylgycerolemia in Hiv Lipodystrophy Syndrome - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sekhar, R.V., Jahoor, F., Pownall, H.J., Rehman, K., Gaubatz, J., Iyer, D., Balasubramanyam, A. 2005. Severely dysregulated disposal of postprandial triacylglycerols exacerbates hypertriacylgycerolemia in HIV lipodystrophy syndrome. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 81:1405-1410.
Whole-Body and Hindlimb Protein Breakdown Are Differentially Altered by Feeding in Neonatal Piglets - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Thivierge, M.C., Bush, J.A., Suryawan, A., Nguyen, H.V., Orellana, R.A., Burrin, D.G., Jahoor, F., Davis, T.A. 2005. Whole-body and hindlimb protein breakdown are differentially altered by feeding in neonatal piglets. Journal of Nutrition. 135(6):1430-1437.
Relationship Between Liver Fat Content and the Rate of Vldl Apolipoprotein B-100 Synthesis in Children with Protein-Energy Malnutrition - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Badaloo, A., Reid, M., Soares, D., Forrester, T., Jahoor, F. 2005. Relationship between liver fat content and the rate of VLDL apolipoprptein B-100 synthesis in children with protein-energy malnutrition. American Journal for Clinical Nutrition. 81:1126-1132.
Assessment of Cysteine Synthesis in Very Low-Birth Weight Neonates Using a [13c6] Glucose Tracer - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Shew, S.B., Keshen, T.H., Jahoor, F., Jaksic, T. 2004. Assessment of cysteine synthesis in very low-birth weight neonates using a [13C6]glucose tracer. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 40:52-56.
Clinical Consequences of Urea Cycle Enzyme Deficiencies and Potential Links to Arginine and Nitric Oxide Metabolism - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Scaglia, F., Brunetti-Pierri, N., Kleppe, S., Marini, J., Carter, S., Garlick, P., Jahoor, F., O'Brien, W., Lee, B. 2004. Clinical consequences of urea cycle enzyme deficiencies and potential links to arginine and nitric oxide metabolism. Journal of Nutrition. 134:2775S-2782S.
Response of Hepatic Proteins to the Lowering of Habitual Dietary Protein to the Recommended Safe Level of Intake - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Afolabi, P.A., Jahoor, F., Gibson, N.R., Jackson, A.A. 2004. Response of heptic proteins to the lowering of habitual dietary protein to the recommended safe level of intake. American Journal of Physiology-Endocrinology and Metabolism. 287:E327-E330.
Mechanism of Dichlor0acetate-Induced Hypolactatemia in Humans with Or Without Cirrhosis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Shangraw, R.E., Jahoor, F. 2004. Mechanism of dichloracetate-induced hypolactatemia in humans with or without cirrhosis. Metabolism. 53(8):1087-1094.
Synthesis of Erythrocyte Glutathione in Normal Adults Consuming the Safe Level of Dietary Protein. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jackson, A.A., Gibson, N.R., Lu, Yi, Jahoor, Farook 2004. Synthesis of erythrocyte glutathione in healthy adults consuming the safe amount of dietary protein. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 80(1):101-107.
Arginine Flux and Nitric Oxide Production During Human Pregnancy and Postpartum - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Goodrum, L.A., Saade, G.R., Belfort, M.A., Moise, K.J., Jahoor, F. 2003. Arginine flux and nitric oxide production during human pregnancy and postpartum. Journal of the Society for Gynecologic Investigation. 10(7):401-405.
Short and Long-Term Effects of Growth Hormone Replacement on Protein Metabolism in Growth Hormone Deficient Adults - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
SHI, J., SEKHAR, R.V., BALASUBRAMANYAM, A., ELLIS, K.J., REEDS, P.J., JAHOOR, F., SHARMA, M.D. 2003. SHORT- AND LONG-TERM EFFECTS OF GROWTH HORMONE REPLACEMENT ON PROTEIN METABOLISM IN GROWTH HORMONE DEFICIENT ADULTS. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY AND METABOLISM. 88(12):5827-5833.
Administration of L-Nitroarginine Increases Liver Triglyceride Content in Piglets. - (Abstract Only)
Villalpando, S.C., Jahoor, F., Butte, N.F., Mersmann, H.J., Stoll, B. 2003. Administration of L-nitroarginine increases liver triglyceride content in piglets. Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Journal. 17:A659.
Short and Long-Term Effects of Growth Hormone Replacement Therapy on Protein Metabolism in Growth Hormone Deficient Adults. - (Abstract Only)
Shi, J.R., Sekhar, R.V., Balasubramanyam, A., Ellis, K., Reeds, P.J., Jahoor, F., Sharma, M.D. 2003. Short-and long-term effects of growth hormone replacement therapy on protein metabolism in growth hormone deficient adults. Journal of Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. 17:A810.
The Effect of Aromatic Amino Acid Supplementation on Protein Metabolism in Edematous Malnutrition Syndrome. - (Abstract Only)
Reid, M.E., Badaloo, A.V., Forrester, T.E., Jahoor, F. 2003. The effect of aromatic amino acid supplementation on protein metabolism in edematous malnutrition syndrome. Journal of Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. 17: A870.
The Protein Metabolic Response to Hiv Infection in Young Children - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
JAHOOR, F., ABRAMSON, S., HEIRD, W.C. 2003. THE PROTEIN METABOLIC RESPONSE TO HIV INFECTION IN YOUNG CHILDREN. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NUTRITION. 78(1):182-189.
Application of Stable Isotopic Techniques in the Prevention of Degenerative Diseases Like Obesity and Niddm in Developing Societies - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Shetty, P., Iyengar, V., Sawaya, A., Diaz, E., Ma, G., Hernandez-Triana, M., Forrester, T., Valencia, M., Rush, E., Adeyemo, A., Jahoor, F., Roberts, S. 2002. Application of stable isotopic techniques in the prevention of degenerative diseases like obesity and niddm in developing societies. Food and Nutrition Bulletin. 23(3 Suppl):174-179.
Metabolic Basis of Hiv-Lipodystrophy Syndrome - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
SEKAR, R.V., JAHOOR, F., WHITE, A.C., POWNALL, H.J., VISNEGARWALA, F., RODRIGUEZ-BARRADAS, M.C., SHARMA, M., REEDS, P.J., BALASUBRAMANYAM, A. METABOLIC BASIS OF HIV-LIPODYSTROPHY SYNDROME. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY ENDOCRINOLOGY AND METABOLISM. 2002. v. 283. p. E332-E337.
Cysteine Supplementation Improves the Erythrocyte Glutathione Synthesis Rate in Children with Severe Edematous Malnutrition - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
BADALOO,A., REID,M., FORRESTER,T., HEIRD,W.C., JAHOOR,F. ., CYSTEINE SUPPLEMENTATION IMPROVES THE ERYTHROCYTE GLUTATHIONE SYNTHESIS RATE IN CHILDREN WITH SEVERE EDEMATOUS MALNUTRITION, AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NUTRITION. 2002. v. 76(3). p. 646-652.
The Acute-Phase Protein Response to Infection in Edematous and Nonedematous Protein-Energy Malnutrition - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
REID, M., BADALOO, A., FORRESTER, T., MORLESE, J.F., HEIRD, W.C., JAHOOR, F. 2002. THE ACUTE-PHASE PROTEIN RESPONSE TO INFECTION IN EDEMATOUS AND NONEDEMATOUS PROTEIN-ENERGY MALNUTRITION. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NUTRITION. 76(6):1409-1415.
Oxidative Stress and Glutathione Synthesis in Type 2 Diabetes: a Stable Isotope Approach - (Abstract Only)
McKay, S., Morlese, J., Jackson, A., Forrester, T., Balasubramanyam, A., Reeds, P., Jahoor, F. 2002. Oxidative stress and glutathione synthesis in type 2 diabetes: a stable isotope approach. Diabetes. 51:A317.
The Measurement of Protein Kinetics with Stable Isotope Tracers - (Book / Chapter)
JAHOOR, F. 2003. THE MEASUREMENT OF PROTEIN KINETICS WITH STABLE ISOTOPE TRACERS. IN: ABRAMS, S.A., WONG, W.W., EDITORS. STABLE ISOTOPES IN HUMAN NUTRITION LABORATORY METHODS AND RESEARCH APPLICATIONS. CAMBRIDGE, MA: CABI PUBLISHING. P. 11-34.
Energy Expenditure in Ill Premature Neonates - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
GARZA,J.J., SHEW,S.B., KESHEN,T.H., DZAKOVIC,A., JAHOOR,F. ., JAKSIC,T., ENERGY EXPENDITURE IN ILL PREMATURE NEONATES, JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY, 2002. v. 37(3). p. 289-293.
Response of Splanchnic and Whole-Body Leucine Kinetics to Treatment of Children with Edematous Protein-Energy Malnutrition Accompanied by Infection - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
REID, M., BADALOO, A., FORRESTER, T., HEIRD, W.C., JAHOOR, F. 2002. RESPONSE OF SPLANCHNIC AND WHOLE-BODY LEUCINE KINETICS TO TREATMENT OF CHILDREN WITH EDEMATOUS PROTEIN-ENERGY MALNUTRITION ACCOMPANIED BY INFECTION. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NUTRITION. 76:633-640.
Synthesis of Hepatic Secretory Proteins in Normal Adults Consuming a Diet Marginally Adequate in Protein - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
JACKSON, A.A., PHILLIPS, G., MCCLELLAND, I., JAHOOR, F. SYNTHESIS OF HEPATIC SECRETORY PROTEINS IN NORMAL ADULTS CONSUMING A DIET MARGINALLY ADEQUATE IN PROTEIN. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY GASTROINTESTINAL AND LIVER PHYSIOLOGY. 2001. v. 281. p. G1179-G1187.
Endogenous Glycine and Tyrosine Production Is Maintained in Adults Consuming a Marginal-Protein Diet - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
GIBSON, N.R., JAHOOR, F., WARE, L., JACKSON, A.A. ENDOGENOUS GLYCINE AND TYROSINE PRODUCTION IS MAINTAINED IN ADULTS CONSUMING A MARGINAL-PROTEIN DIET. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NUTRITION. 2002. v. 75(3). p. 511-518.
Amino Acid, Glucose, and Lipid Kinetics after Palliative Resection in a Patient with Glucagonoma Syndrome - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
BERNSTEIN, M., JAHOOR, F., TOWNSEND, C.M., KLEIN, S. AMINO ACID, GLUCOSE, AND LIPID KINETICS AFTER PALLIATIVE RESECTION IN A PATIENT WITH GLUCAGONOMA SYNDROME. METABOLISM. 2001. v. 50(6). p. 720-722.
Soy Isoflavones May Stimulate Nitric Oxide Production and Reduce Lumbar Spine Bone Loss in Postmenopausal Women - (Proceedings)
WONG, W.W., ELLIS, K.J., JAHOOR, F. SOY ISOFLAVONES MAY STIMULATE NITRIC OXIDE PRODUCTION AND REDUCE LUMBAR SPINE BONE LOSS IN POSTMENOPAUSAL WOMEN. JOURNAL OF FEDERATION OF AMERICAN SOCIETIES FOR EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGY. 2001. v. 15(5). p. A1088.
Glutathione in Disease - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
REID, M., JAHOOR, F. GLUTATHIONE IN DISEASE. CURRENT OPINION IN CLINICAL NUTRITION AND METABOLIC CARE. 2001. v. 4(1). p. 65-71.
Do Critically Ill Surgical Neonates Have Increased Energy Expenditure? - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
JAKSIC, T., SHEW, S.B., KESHEN, T.H., DZAKOVIC, A., JAHOOR, F. DO CRITICALLY ILL SURGICAL NEONATES HAVE INCREASED ENERGY EXPENDITURE?. JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY. 2001. v. 36(1). p. 63-67.
Methods for Measuring Glutathione Concentration and Rate of Synthesis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
REID, M., JAHOOR, F. METHODS FOR MEASURING GLUTATHIONE CONCENTRATION AND RATE OF SYNTHESIS. CURRENT OPINION IN CLINICAL NUTRITION AND METABOLIC CARE. 2000. v. 3(5). p. 385-390.
In Vivo Urea Cycle Flux Distinguishes and Correlates with Phenotypic Severity in Disorders of the Urea Cycle - (Proceedings)
LEE, B., YU, H., JAHOOR, F., O'BRIEN, W., BEAUDET, A.L., REEDS, P.J. IN VIVO UREA CYCLE FLUX DISTINGUISHES AND CORRELATES WITH PHENOTYPIC SEVERITY IN DISORDERS OF THE UREA CYCLE. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES. 2000. v. 97(14). p. 8021-8026.
Effects of Cysteine (Cys) on Endogenous Synthesis of Taurine (Tau) and Glutathione (Gsh) by Premature Neonates Receiving Parenteral Nutrition - (Abstract Only) - (14-Feb-00)
Ligation of a Patent Ductus Arteriosus under Fentanyl Anesthesia Improves Protein Metabolism in Premature Neonates - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
SHEW, S.B., KESHEN, T.H., GLASS, N.L., JAHOOR, F., JAKSIC, T. LIGATION OF A PATENT DUCTUS ARTERIOSUS UNDER FENTANYL ANESTHESIA IMPROVES PROTEIN METABOLISM IN PREMATURE NEONATES. JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY. 2000. v. 35(9). p. 1277-1281.
Deficiency in Peripheral Glutamine Production in Pediatric Patients with Burns - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
GORE, D.C., JAHOOR, F. DEFICIENCY IN PERIPHERAL GLUTAMINE PRODUCTION IN PEDIATRIC PATIENTS WITH BURNS. Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation. 2000. v. 21(2). p. 172-177.
Protein Kinetics in Callipyge Lambs - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (26-May-99)
Plasma Apolipoprotein A1 Concentration Is Positively Related to Birth Weight - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (20-Dec-97)
Catabolism Dominates the First-Pass Intestinal Metabolism of Dietary Essential Amino Acids in Milk Protein-Fed Piglets - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (10-Nov-97)
Albumin Kinetics in Edematous and Non-Edematous Protein-Energy Malnourishedchildren - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (09-Aug-96)
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