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A proposal for enhancing the general surgical workforce and access to surgical care

Polk, H. C., Bland, K. I., Ellison, E. C., Grosfeld, J., Trunkey, D. D., Stain, S. C. & Townsend, C. M., Apr 1 2012, In : Annals of surgery. 255, 4, p. 611-617 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

34 Scopus citations
54 Scopus citations

Characterization of promoter elements regulating the expression of the human neurotensin/neuromedin N gene

Wang, X., Gulhati, P., Li, J., Dobner, P. R., Weiss, H., Townsend, C. M. & Evers, B. M., Jan 7 2011, In : Journal of Biological Chemistry. 286, 1, p. 542-554 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

6 Scopus citations

Cotargeting the PI3K and RAS pathways for the treatment of neuroendocrine tumors

Valentino, J. D., Li, J., Zaytseva, Y. Y., Mustain, W. C., Elliott, V. A., Kim, J. T., Harris, J. W., Campbell, K., Weiss, H., Wang, C., Song, J., Anthony, L., Townsend, C. M. & Evers, B. M., 2014, In : Clinical Cancer Research. 20, 5, p. 1212-1222 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

38 Scopus citations

Deregulation of Wnt/β-catenin signaling through genetic or epigenetic alterations in human neuroendocrine tumors

Kim, J. T., Li, J., Jang, E. R., Gulhati, P., Rychahou, P. G., Napier, D. L., Wang, C., Weiss, H. L., Lee, E. Y., Anthony, L., Townsend, C. M., Liu, C. & Evers, B. M., May 2013, In : Carcinogenesis. 34, 5, p. 953-961 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

49 Scopus citations

Dietary fiber enhances TGF-β signaling and growth inhibition in the gut

Cao, Y., Gao, X., Zhang, W., Zhang, G., Nguyen, A. K., Liu, X., Jimenez, F., Cox, C. S., Townsend, C. M. & Ko, T. C., Jul 2011, In : American Journal of Physiology - Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology. 301, 1, p. G156-G164

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

22 Scopus citations

Differential expression and tumorigenic function of neurotensin receptor 1 in neuroendocrine tumor cells

Kim, J. T., Li, J., Song, J., Lee, E. Y., Weiss, H. L., Townsend, C. M. & Evers, B. M., 2015, In : Oncotarget. 6, 29, p. 26960-26970 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

15 Scopus citations

Dual inhibition of PI3K and mTOR signaling pathways decreases human pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor metastatic progression

Djukom, C., Porro, L. J., Mrazek, A., Townsend, C. M., Hellmich, M. R. & Chao, C., Jan 2014, In : Pancreas. 43, 1, p. 88-92 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

13 Scopus citations

FFAR4 is involved in regulation of neurotensin release from neuroendocrine cells and male C57BL/6 mice

Li, J., Song, J., Li, X., Rock, S. B., Sinner, H. F., Weiss, H. L., Weiss, T., Townsend, C. M., Gao, T. & Evers, B. M., Aug 1 2018, In : Endocrinology. 159, 8, p. 2939-2952 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Scopus citations

Gallstone pancreatitis in older patients: Are we operating enough?

Trust, M. D., Sheffield, K. M., Boyd, C. A., Benarroch-Gampel, J., Zhang, D., Townsend, C. M. & Riall, T. S., Sep 2011, In : Surgery. 150, 3, p. 515-525 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

39 Scopus citations

Hormonal effects on gastrointestinal cancer growth

Townsend, C., Singh, P. & Thompson, J. C., Jan 1 2017, Growth of the Gastrointestinal Tract: Gastrointestinal Hormones and Growth Factors. CRC Press, p. 207-221 15 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Implementation of a critical pathway for complicated gallstone disease: Translation of population-based data into clinical practice

Sheffield, K. M., Ramos, K. E., Djukom, C. D., Jimenez, C. J., Mileski, W. J., Kimbrough, T. D., Townsend, C. M. & Riall, T. S., May 2011, In : Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 212, 5, p. 835-843 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

25 Scopus citations

Kinase suppressor of Ras 1 and Exo70 promote fatty acid-stimulated neurotensin secretion through ERK1/2 signaling

Rock, S., Li, X., Song, J., Townsend, C. M., Weiss, H. L., Rychahou, P., Gao, T., Li, J. & Mark Evers, B., Mar 2019, In : PloS one. 14, 3, e0211134.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
1 Scopus citations

MTORC1 inhibition increases neurotensin secretion and gene expression through activation of the MEK/ERK/c-jun pathway in the human endocrine cell line BON

Li, J., Liu, J., Song, J., Wang, X., Weiss, H. L., Townsend, C. M., Gao, T. & Evers, B. M., Jul 2011, In : American Journal of Physiology - Cell Physiology. 301, 1, p. C213-C226

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

18 Scopus citations

Neurotensin, a novel target of Wnt/β-catenin pathway, promotes growth of neuroendocrine tumor cells

Kim, J. T., Liu, C., Zaytseva, Y. Y., Weiss, H. L., Townsend, C. M. & Evers, B. M., Mar 15 2015, In : International Journal of Cancer. 136, 6, p. 1475-1481 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

15 Scopus citations

Neurotensin Receptor 3/Sortilin Contributes to Tumorigenesis of Neuroendocrine Tumors Through Augmentation of Cell Adhesion and Migration

Kim, J. T., Napier, D. L., Weiss, H. L., Lee, E. Y., Townsend, C. M. & Evers, B. M., Feb 2018, In : Neoplasia (United States). 20, 2, p. 175-181 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Scopus citations

Overexpression of Evi-1 oncoprotein represses TGF-β signaling in colorectal cancer

Deng, X., Cao, Y., Liu, Y., Li, F., Sambandam, K., Rajaraman, S., Perkins, A. S., Fields, A. P., Hellmich, M. R., Townsend, C. M., Thompson, E. A. & Ko, T. C., Apr 2013, In : Molecular Carcinogenesis. 52, 4, p. 255-264 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

23 Scopus citations

Overuse of ct in patients with complicated gallstone disease

Benarroch-Gampel, J., Boyd, C. A., Sheffield, K. M., Townsend, C. M. & Riall, T. S., Oct 2011, In : Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 213, 4, p. 524-530 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

34 Scopus citations

Pi3K p110α/Akt signaling negatively regulates secretion of the intestinal peptide neurotensin through interference of granule transport

Li, J., Song, J., Cassidy, M. G., Rychahou, P., Starr, M. E., Liu, J., Li, X., Epperly, G., Weiss, H. L., Townsend, C. M., Gao, T. & Mark Evers, B., Aug 1 2012, In : Molecular Endocrinology. 26, 8, p. 1380-1393 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

19 Scopus citations

Preoperative laboratory testing in patients undergoing elective, low-risk ambulatory surgery

Benarroch-Gampel, J., Sheffield, K. M., Duncan, C. B., Brown, K. M., Han, Y., Townsend, C. M. & Riall, T. S., Sep 2012, In : Annals of surgery. 256, 3, p. 518-528 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

85 Scopus citations

PTHrP is a novel mediator for TGF-β-induced apoptosis

Cao, Y., Zhang, W., Gao, X., Zhang, G., Falzon, M., Townsend, C. M., Hellmich, M. R. & Ko, T. C., Jun 1 2013, In : Regulatory Peptides. 184, p. 40-46 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

6 Scopus citations
38 Scopus citations

SAGES rebuttal

Jones, D. B., Hunter, J. G., Townsend, C., Minter, R. M., Roberts, P. L., Brethauer, S. & Soper, N. J., Oct 1 2017, In : Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. 86, 4, p. 751-754 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

4 Scopus citations

The effect of PTEN on serotonin synthesis and secretion from the carcinoid cell line BON

Silva, S. R., Zaytseva, Y. Y., Jackson, L. N., Lee, E. Y., Weiss, H. L., Bowen, K. A., Townsend, C. M. & Evers, B. M., Apr 2011, In : Anticancer Research. 31, 4, p. 1153-1160 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

13 Scopus citations

The risk paradox: Use of elective cholecystectomy in older patients is independent of their risk of developing complications

Riall, T. S., Adhikari, D., Parmar, A. D., Linder, S. K., Dimou, F. M., Crowell, W., Tamirisa, N. P., Townsend, C. M. & Goodwin, J. S., Apr 1 2015, In : Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 220, 4, p. 682-690 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 Scopus citations

Time trends and geographic variation in use of minimally invasive breast biopsy

Zimmermann, C. J., Sheffield, K. M., Duncan, C. B., Han, Y., Cooksley, C. D., Townsend, C. M. & Riall, T. S., Apr 2013, In : Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 216, 4, p. 814-824 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

11 Scopus citations

Variation in the use of intraoperative cholangiography during cholecystectomy

Sheffield, K. M., Han, Y., Kuo, Y. F., Townsend, C. M., Goodwin, J. S. & Riall, T. S., Apr 2012, In : Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 214, 4, p. 668-679 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

31 Scopus citations

VEGFR-2 expression in carcinoid cancer cells and its role in tumor growth and metastasis

Silva, S. R., Bowen, K. A., Rychahou, P. G., Jackson, L. N., Weiss, H. L., Lee, E. Y., Townsend, C. M. & Evers, B. M., Mar 1 2011, In : International Journal of Cancer. 128, 5, p. 1045-1056 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

48 Scopus citations