Tim McKinsey, PhD
Professor, Medicine-Cardiology

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Graduate School :
  • PhD, Vanderbilt University (1998)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, University of Missouri (MO) (1990)
Languages: English
Department: Medicine-Cardiology

Professional Titles

  • Professor, Medicine-Cardiology
  • Associate Division Head for Translational Research
  • Director, Consortium for Fibrosis Research & Translation

Publications

  • Lin YH, Schmidt W, Fritz KS, Jeong MY, Cammarato A, Foster DB, Biesiadecki BJ, McKinsey TA, Woulfe KC. Site-specific acetyl-mimetic modification of cardiac troponin I modulates myofilament relaxation and calcium sensitivity. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 2020 Jan 22;139:135-147. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31981571
  • Wallner M, Eaton DM, Berretta RM, Liesinger L, Schittmayer M, Gindlhuber J, Wu J, Jeong MY, Lin YH, Borghetti G, Baker ST, Zhao H, Pfleger J, Blass S, Rainer PP, von Lewinski D, Bugger H, Mohsin S, Graier WF, Zirlik A, McKinsey TA, Birner-Gruenberger R, Wolfson MR, Houser SR. HDAC inhibition improves cardiopulmonary function in a feline model of diastolic dysfunction. Sci Transl Med. 2020 Jan 8;12(525). PubMed PMID: 31915304
  • Ali HR, Michel CR, Lin YH, McKinsey TA, Jeong MY, Ambardekar AV, Cleveland JC, Reisdorph R, Reisdorph N, Woulfe KC, Fritz KS. Defining decreased protein succinylation of failing human cardiac myofibrils in ischemic cardiomyopathy. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 2020 Jan;138:304-317. PubMed PMID: 31836543
  • Aguado BA, Schuetze KB, Grim JC, Walker CJ, Cox AC, Ceccato TL, Tan AC, Sucharov CC, Leinwand LA, Taylor MRG, McKinsey TA, Anseth KS. Transcatheter aortic valve replacements alter circulating serum factors to mediate myofibroblast deactivation. Sci Transl Med. 2019 Sep 11;11(509). PubMed PMID: 31511425
  • Stratton MS, Bagchi RA, Felisbino MB, Hirsch RA, Smith HE, Riching AS, Enyart BY, Koch KA, Cavasin MA, Alexanian M, Song K, Qi J, Lemieux ME, Srivastava D, Lam MPY, Haldar SM, Lin CY, McKinsey TA. Dynamic Chromatin Targeting of BRD4 Stimulates Cardiac Fibroblast Activation. Circ Res. 2019 Sep 13;125(7):662-677. PubMed PMID: 31409188
  • Ou Q, Jacobson Z, Abouleisa RRE, Tang XL, Hindi SM, Kumar A, Ivey KN, Giridharan G, El-Baz A, Brittian K, Rood B, Lin YH, Watson SA, Perbellini F, McKinsey TA, Hill BG, Jones SP, Terracciano CM, Bolli R, Mohamed TMA. Physiological Biomimetic Culture System for Pig and Human Heart Slices. Circ Res. 2019 Aug 30;125(6):628-642. PubMed PMID: 31310161
  • Major JL, McKinsey TA. Putting the Heat on Cardiac Fibrosis: Hsp20 Regulates Myocyte-To-Fibroblast Crosstalk. JACC Basic Transl Sci. 2019 Apr;4(2):200-203. PubMed PMID: 31061922
  • Peña B, Maldonado M, Bonham AJ, Aguado BA, Dominguez-Alfaro A, Laughter M, Rowland TJ, Bardill J, Farnsworth NL, Alegret Ramon N, Taylor MRG, Anseth KS, Prato M, Shandas R, McKinsey TA, Park D, Mestroni L. Gold Nanoparticle-Functionalized Reverse Thermal Gel for Tissue Engineering Applications. ACS Appl Mater Interfaces. 2019 May 22;11(20):18671-18680. PubMed PMID: 31021594
  • Roman J, Barnes TR, Kervitsky DJ, Cosgrove GP, Doherty DE, Tager AM, Richeldi L, White ES, Brenner DA, Schnapp LM, Hewitson TD, Jugdutt BI, McKinsey TA, Tosi JD, Crane S, Brown KK. The Fibrosis Across Organs Symposium: A Roadmap for Future Research Priorities. Am J Med Sci. 2019 May;357(5):405-410. PubMed PMID: 31010467
  • Alexanian M, Padmanabhan A, McKinsey TA, Haldar SM. Epigenetic therapies in heart failure. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 2019 May;130:197-204. PubMed PMID: 30991033
  • Hu T, Schreiter FC, Bagchi RA, Tatman PD, Hannink M, McKinsey TA. HDAC5 catalytic activity suppresses cardiomyocyte oxidative stress and NRF2 target gene expression. J Biol Chem. 2019 May 24;294(21):8640-8652. PubMed PMID: 30962285
  • Sucharov CC, Nakano SJ, Slavov D, Schwisow JA, Rodriguez E, Nunley K, Medway A, Stafford N, Nelson P, McKinsey TA, Movsesian M, Minobe W, Carroll IA, Taylor MRG, Bristow MR. A PDE3A Promoter Polymorphism Regulates cAMP-Induced Transcriptional Activity in Failing Human Myocardium. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2019 Mar 19;73(10):1173-1184. PubMed PMID: 30871701
  • Stratton MS, McKinsey TA. Epigenetic regulation of cardiac fibrosis. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 2016 Feb 12;92:206-213. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26876451
  • Angiolilli C, Grabiec AM, Ferguson BS, Ospelt C, Malvar Fernandez B, van Es IE, van Baarsen LG, Gay S, McKinsey TA, Tak PP, Baeten DL, Reedquist KA. Inflammatory cytokines epigenetically regulate rheumatoid arthritis fibroblast-like synoviocyte activation by suppressing HDAC5 expression. Ann Rheum Dis. 2016 Feb;75(2):430-8. PubMed PMID: 25452308
  • Schuetze KB, Koch KA, McKinsey TA. The potential of targeting epigenetic regulators for the treatment of fibrotic cardiac diseases. Future Med Chem. 2016 Sep;8(13):1533-6. PubMed PMID: 27556930
  • Stratton MS, Lin CY, Anand P, Tatman PD, Ferguson BS, Wickers ST, Ambardekar AV, Sucharov CC, Bradner JE, Haldar SM, McKinsey TA. Signal-Dependent Recruitment of BRD4 to Cardiomyocyte Super-Enhancers Is Suppressed by a MicroRNA. Cell Rep. 2016 Aug 2;16(5):1366-78. PubMed PMID: 27425608
  • Nozik-Grayck E, Woods C, Stearman RS, Venkataraman S, Ferguson BS, Swain K, Bowler RP, Geraci MW, Ihida-Stansbury K, Stenmark KR, McKinsey TA, Domann FE. Histone deacetylation contributes to low extracellular superoxide dismutase expression in human idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2016 Jul 1;311(1):L124-34. PubMed PMID: 27233998
  • Lin YH, Warren CM, Li J, McKinsey TA, Russell B. Myofibril growth during cardiac hypertrophy is regulated through dual phosphorylation and acetylation of the actin capping protein CapZ. Cell Signal. 2016 Aug;28(8):1015-24. PubMed PMID: 27185186
  • Reid BG, Stratton MS, Bowers S, Cavasin MA, Demos-Davies KM, Susano I, McKinsey TA. Discovery of novel small molecule inhibitors of cardiac hypertrophy using high throughput, high content imaging. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 2016 Aug;97:106-13. PubMed PMID: 27130278
  • Horita H, Wysoczynski CL, Walker LA, Moulton KS, Li M, Ostriker A, Tucker R, McKinsey TA, Churchill ME, Nemenoff RA, Weiser-Evans MC. Nuclear PTEN functions as an essential regulator of SRF-dependent transcription to control smooth muscle differentiation. Nat Commun. 2016 Mar 4;7:10830. PubMed PMID: 26940659
  • Stratton MS, McKinsey TA. Epigenetic regulation of cardiac fibrosis. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 2016 Mar;92:206-13. PubMed PMID: 26876451
  • Angiolilli C, Grabiec AM, Ferguson BS, Ospelt C, Malvar Fernandez B, van Es IE, van Baarsen LG, Gay S, McKinsey TA, Tak PP, Baeten DL, Reedquist KA. Inflammatory cytokines epigenetically regulate rheumatoid arthritis fibroblast-like synoviocyte activation by suppressing HDAC5 expression. Ann Rheum Dis. 2016 Feb;75(2):430-8. PubMed PMID: 25452308
  • Henao-Martínez AF, Agler AH, Watson AM, Hennessy C, Davidson E, Demos-Davies K, McKinsey TA, Wilson M, Schwartz DA, Yang IV. AKT Network of Genes and Impaired Myocardial Contractility During Murine Acute Chagasic Myocarditis. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2015 Mar 4;92(3):523-9. PubMed PMID: 25582694
  • Konhilas JP, Chen H, Luczak E, McKee LA, Regan J, Watson PA, Stauffer BL, Khalpey ZI, Mckinsey TA, Horn T, LaFleur B, Leinwand LA. Diet and sex modify exercise and cardiac adaptation in the mouse. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2015 Jan 15;308(2):H135-45. PubMed PMID: 25398983
  • Zhao Y, Londono P, Cao Y, Sharpe EJ, Proenza C, O'Rourke R, Jones KL, Jeong MY, Walker LA, Buttrick PM, McKinsey TA, Song K. High-efficiency reprogramming of fibroblasts into cardiomyocytes requires suppression of pro-fibrotic signalling. Nat Commun. 2015 Sep 10;6:8243. PubMed PMID: 26354680
  • Schuetze KB, McKinsey TA. TNAP: a new player in cardiac fibrosis? Focus on "Tissue-nonspecific alkaline phosphatase as a target of sFRP2 in cardiac fibroblasts". Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2015 Aug 1;309(3):C137-8. PubMed PMID: 26108666
  • Cavasin MA, Stenmark KR, McKinsey TA. Emerging roles for histone deacetylases in pulmonary hypertension and right ventricular remodeling (2013 Grover Conference series). Pulm Circ. 2015 Mar;5(1):63-72. PubMed PMID: 25992271
  • Stauffer BL, Dockstader K, Russell G, Hijmans J, Walker L, Cecil M, Demos-Davies K, Medway A, McKinsey TA, Sucharov CC. Transgenic over-expression of YY1 induces pathologic cardiac hypertrophy in a sex-specific manner. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2015 Jun 26;462(2):131-7. PubMed PMID: 25935483
  • Salian-Mehta S, Xu M, McKinsey TA, Tobet S, Wierman ME. Novel Interaction of Class IIb Histone Deacetylase 6 (HDAC6) with Class IIa HDAC9 Controls Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone (GnRH) Neuronal Cell Survival and Movement. J Biol Chem. 2015 May 29;290(22):14045-56. PubMed PMID: 25873389
  • Lemon DD, Harrison BC, Horn TR, Stratton MS, Ferguson BS, Wempe MF, McKinsey TA. Promiscuous actions of small molecule inhibitors of the protein kinase D-class IIa HDAC axis in striated muscle. FEBS Lett. 2015 Apr 28;589(10):1080-8. PubMed PMID: 25816750
  • Ferguson BS, McKinsey TA. Non-sirtuin histone deacetylases in the control of cardiac aging. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 2015 Jun;83:14-20. PubMed PMID: 25791169
  • Stratton MS, McKinsey TA. Acetyl-lysine erasers and readers in the control of pulmonary hypertension and right ventricular hypertrophy. Biochem Cell Biol. 2015 Apr;93(2):149-57. PubMed PMID: 25707943
  • Henao-Martínez AF, Agler AH, Watson AM, Hennessy C, Davidson E, Demos-Davies K, McKinsey TA, Wilson M, Schwartz DA, Yang IV. AKT network of genes and impaired myocardial contractility during murine acute Chagasic myocarditis. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2015 Mar;92(3):523-9. PubMed PMID: 25582694
  • Konhilas JP, Chen H, Luczak E, McKee LA, Regan J, Watson PA, Stauffer BL, Khalpey ZI, Mckinsey TA, Horn T, LaFleur B, Leinwand LA. Diet and sex modify exercise and cardiac adaptation in the mouse. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2015 Jan 15;308(2):H135-45. PubMed PMID: 25398983
  • Schuetze KB, McKinsey TA, Long CS. Targeting Cardiac Fibroblasts to Treat Fibrosis of the Heart: Focus on HDACs. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 2014 Mar 11. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24631770
  • Williams SM, Golden-Mason L, Ferguson BS, Schuetze KB, Cavasin MA, Demos-Davies K, Yeager ME, Stenmark KR, McKinsey TA. Class I HDACs regulate angiotensin II-dependent cardiac fibrosis via fibroblasts and circulating fibrocytes. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 2014 Feb;67:112-25. PubMed PMID: 24374140
  • Wang D, Zhang H, Li M, Frid MG, Flockton AR, McKeon BA, Yeager ME, Fini MA, Morrell NW, Pullamsetti SS, Velegala S, Seeger W, McKinsey TA, Sucharov CC, Stenmark KR. MicroRNA-124 controls the proliferative, migratory, and inflammatory phenotype of pulmonary vascular fibroblasts. Circ Res. 2014 Jan 3;114(1):67-78. PubMed PMID: 24122720
  • Stratton MS, McKinsey TA. Acetyl-lysine erasers and readers in the control of pulmonary hypertension and right ventricular hypertrophy. Biochem Cell Biol. 2014 Dec 16;:1-9. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25707943
  • Angiolilli C, Grabiec AM, Ferguson BS, Ospelt C, Malvar Fernandez B, van Es IE, van Baarsen LG, Gay S, McKinsey TA, Tak PP, Baeten DL, Reedquist KA. Inflammatory cytokines epigenetically regulate rheumatoid arthritis fibroblast-like synoviocyte activation by suppressing HDAC5 expression. Ann Rheum Dis. 2014 Dec 1. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25452308
  • Cavasin MA, Demos-Davies KM, Schuetze KB, Blakeslee WW, Stratton MS, Tuder RM, McKinsey TA. Reversal of severe angioproliferative pulmonary arterial hypertension and right ventricular hypertrophy by combined phosphodiesterase-5 and endothelin receptor inhibition. J Transl Med. 2014 Nov 26;12(1):314. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25425003
  • McLendon PM, Ferguson BS, Osinska H, Bhuiyan MS, James J, McKinsey TA, Robbins J. Tubulin hyperacetylation is adaptive in cardiac proteotoxicity by promoting autophagy. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Dec 2;111(48):E5178-86. PubMed PMID: 25404307
  • Blakeslee WW, Wysoczynski CL, Fritz KS, Nyborg JK, Churchill ME, McKinsey TA. Class I HDAC inhibition stimulates cardiac protein SUMOylation through a post-translational mechanism. Cell Signal. 2014 Dec;26(12):2912-20. PubMed PMID: 25220405
  • Miyazaki-Anzai S, Masuda M, Demos-Davies KM, Keenan AL, Saunders SJ, Masuda R, Jablonski K, Cavasin MA, Kendrick J, Chonchol M, McKinsey TA, Levi M, Miyazaki M. Endoplasmic reticulum stress effector CCAAT/enhancer-binding protein homologous protein (CHOP) regulates chronic kidney disease-induced vascular calcification. J Am Heart Assoc. 2014 Jun 24;3(3):e000949. PubMed PMID: 24963104
  • Demos-Davies KM, Ferguson BS, Cavasin MA, Mahaffey JH, Williams SM, Spiltoir JI, Schuetze KB, Horn TR, Chen B, Ferrara C, Scellini B, Piroddi N, Tesi C, Poggesi C, Jeong MY, McKinsey TA. HDAC6 contributes to pathological responses of heart and skeletal muscle to chronic angiotensin-II signaling. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2014 Jul 15;307(2):H252-8. PubMed PMID: 24858848
  • Haldar SM, McKinsey TA. BET-ting on chromatin-based therapeutics for heart failure. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 2014 Sep;74:98-102. PubMed PMID: 24838003
  • Schuetze KB, McKinsey TA, Long CS. Targeting cardiac fibroblasts to treat fibrosis of the heart: focus on HDACs. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 2014 May;70:100-7. PubMed PMID: 24631770
  • Williams SM, Golden-Mason L, Ferguson BS, Schuetze KB, Cavasin MA, Demos-Davies K, Yeager ME, Stenmark KR, McKinsey TA. Class I HDACs regulate angiotensin II-dependent cardiac fibrosis via fibroblasts and circulating fibrocytes. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 2014 Feb;67:112-25. PubMed PMID: 24374140
  • Wang D, Zhang H, Li M, Frid MG, Flockton AR, McKeon BA, Yeager ME, Fini MA, Morrell NW, Pullamsetti SS, Velegala S, Seeger W, McKinsey TA, Sucharov CC, Stenmark KR. MicroRNA-124 controls the proliferative, migratory, and inflammatory phenotype of pulmonary vascular fibroblasts. Circ Res. 2014 Jan 3;114(1):67-78. PubMed PMID: 24122720
  • Pedram A, Razandi M, Narayanan R, Dalton JT, McKinsey TA, Levin ER. Estrogen regulates histone deacetylases to prevent cardiac hypertrophy. Mol Biol Cell. 2013 Dec;24(24):3805-18. PubMed PMID: 24152730
  • Spiltoir JI, Stratton MS, Cavasin MA, Demos-Davies K, Reid BG, Qi J, Bradner JE, McKinsey TA. BET acetyl-lysine binding proteins control pathological cardiac hypertrophy. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 2013 Oct;63:175-9. PubMed PMID: 23939492
  • Ferguson BS, Harrison BC, Jeong MY, Reid BG, Wempe MF, Wagner FF, Holson EB, McKinsey TA. Signal-dependent repression of DUSP5 by class I HDACs controls nuclear ERK activity and cardiomyocyte hypertrophy. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Jun 11;110(24):9806-11. PubMed PMID: 23720316
  • Zhao L, Chen CN, Hajji N, Oliver E, Cotroneo E, Wharton J, Wilkins MR, Wang D, Li M, Stenmark KR, McKinsey TA, Buttrick P. Response to letter regarding article, “histone deacetylation inhibition in pulmonary hypertension: therapeutic potential of valproic acid and suberoylanilide hydroxamic acid”. Circulation. 2013 Apr 9;127(14):e540. PubMed PMID: 23691553
  • Kadam RS, Ramamoorthy P, LaFlamme DJ, McKinsey TA, Kompella UB. Hypoxia alters ocular drug transporter expression and activity in rat and calf models: implications for drug delivery. Mol Pharm. 2013 Jun 3;10(6):2350-61. PubMed PMID: 23607566
  • Ramjiawan A, Bagchi RA, Blant A, Albak L, Cavasin MA, Horn TR, McKinsey TA, Czubryt MP. Roles of histone deacetylation and AMP kinase in regulation of cardiomyocyte PGC-1a gene expression in hypoxia. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2013 Jun 1;304(11):C1064-72. PubMed PMID: 23515531
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Professional Memberships

  • AHA BCVS, Member
  • ISHR, Member
  • ASPET, Member

Practice Locations

University of Colorado Hospital (UCH)
12605 E. 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0000

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Associate Division Head, Translational Research, Other (1998)

General Information

Graduate Schools:
  • PhD, Vanderbilt University (1998)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, University of Missouri (MO) (1990)
Languages: English
Department: Medicine-Cardiology
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