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Dr. Michael Fultz

Dr. Michael E. Fultz - ProfessorFultz-michael.jpg
Program/Dept.: Biology & Chemistry
Degrees, Licensures and Certifications: B.S. Biology, Morehead State University; M.S. Biology, Morehead State University; Ph.D. Physiology, Marshall University
Research Interests: Smooth muscle demonstrates several unique properties that are poorly understood. These include the ability to generate force with reduced myosin and the ability to maintain tension with low energy expenditure. Fultz and his team have proposed that remodeling of the cytoskeleton may explain these properties.  He is also collaborating with Dr. Darrin DeMoss in the development of a low estrogen cell culture environment that will allow for the study of calcium channel antagonists in cultured bone cells. 


Selected Publications

  • S. Ganguly, L. A. Ashley, C. M. Pendleton, R. D. Grey, G. C. Howard, L.D. Castle, D. K. Peyton, M. E. Fultz, and D. L. DeMoss. 2008. Characterization of Osteoblastic Properties of 7F2 and UMR-106 Cultures after Acclimation to Reduced Levels of Fetal Bovine Serum. Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology. 86 (7): (403-415).
  • D. Brown, A. Dykes, J. Black, S. Thatcher, M.E. Fultz, and G.L. Wright. Differential Actin Isoform Reorganization in the Contracting A7r5 Smooth Muscle Cell. Can. J. Physiol. Pharmacol. 84(8-9): (867–875.) 2006.
  • G.L. Wright, R. Morrison, M.E. Fultz, G. Wright, W. McCumbee, P. Wehner, and M. Studenty. Effect of fasting on vascular contractility in lean and obese Zucker rats. 
  • Clin Nutr, Vol 22(4). 2003.
  • Dykes, A. C., M. E. Fultz, M. L. Norton, and G. L. Wright. Microtubule-dependent PKC??localization in A7r5 smooth muscle cells. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. Vol 285 (C76-C87). 2003.
  • Fultz, M.E. and G.L. Wright. Myosin remodeling in the contracting A7r5 smooth muscle cell. Acta Physiol Scand. 177(197-205). 2003. 
  • Li, C., M.E. Fultz, and G.L. Wright. PKC? shows variable patterns of translocation in response to different contractile agents. Acta Physiol Scand. Vol. 174 (237-245), 2002. 
  • Wright, G.L., S. Wang, M.E. Fultz, I. Arif, K. Matthews, B.S. Chertow. Effect of vitamin A deficiency on cardiovascular function in the rat. Can J Physiol. Vol. 80 (1-7), 2002. 
  • Li, C., M.E. Fultz, J. Parkash, W.B. Rhoten, and G.L. Wright. Ca2+-dependent actin remodeling in the contracting A7r5 cell. J Muscle Res Cell Motil. Vol. 22 (521-534), 2001. 
  • Li, C., M.E. Fultz, W. Geng, S. Ohno, M. Norton, and G. L. Wright. Concentration-dependent phorbol stimulation of PKCalpha at the nucleus or subplasmalemma in A7r5 cells. Pflugers Arch. Vol. 443 (38-47), 2001. 
  • Geng, W., Boskovic, G., M.E. Fultz, C. Li, R.M. Niles, S. Ohno, and G.L. Wright. Regulation of expression and activity of four PKC isozymes in confluent and mechanically stimulated UMR-108 osteoblastic cells. J Cell Physiol. Vol. 189 (216-228), 2001.


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