Paco Herson, PhD
Professor, Anesthesiology

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Department: Anesthesiology

Publications

  • Johnson AC, Li Z, Orfila JE, Herson PS, Cipolla MJ. Hippocampal network dysfunction as a mechanism of early-onset dementia after preeclampsia and eclampsia. Prog Neurobiol. 2020 Oct 29;:101938. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33130230
  • Torres AC, Bebarta VS, April MD, Maddry JK, Herson PS, Bebarta EK, Schauer S. Ketamine Administration in Prehospital Combat Injured Patients With Traumatic Brain Injury: A 10-Year Report of Survival. Cureus. 2020 Jul 17;12(7):e9248. PubMed PMID: 32821594
  • Manzella FM, Joksimovic SM, Orfila JE, Fine BR, Dietz RM, Sampath D, Fiedler HK, Tesic V, Atluri N, Raol YH, Jevtovic-Todorovic V, Herson PS, Todorovic SM. Neonatal Ketamine Alters High-Frequency Oscillations and Synaptic Plasticity in the Subiculum But Does not Affect Sleep Macrostructure in Adolescent Rats. Front Syst Neurosci. 2020;14:26. PubMed PMID: 32528257
  • Tseng N, Lambie SC, Huynh CQ, Sanford B, Patel M, Herson PS, Ormond DR. Mitochondrial transfer from mesenchymal stem cells improves neuronal metabolism after oxidant injury in vitro: The role of Miro1. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2020 Jun 5;:271678X20928147. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32501156
  • Buonarati OR, Cook SG, Goodell DJ, Chalmers NE, Rumian NL, Tullis JE, Restrepo S, Coultrap SJ, Quillinan N, Herson PS, Bayer KU. CaMKII versus DAPK1 Binding to GluN2B in Ischemic Neuronal Cell Death after Resuscitation from Cardiac Arrest. Cell Rep. 2020 Jan 7;30(1):1-8.e4. PubMed PMID: 31914378
  • Cruz-Torres I, Backos DS, Herson PS. Characterization and Optimization of the Novel Transient Receptor Potential Melastatin 2 Antagonist tatM2NX. Mol Pharmacol. 2020 Feb;97(2):102-111. PubMed PMID: 31772034
  • Chalmers NE, Yonchek J, Steklac KE, Ramsey M, Bayer KU, Herson PS, Quillinan N. Calcium/Calmodulin-Dependent Kinase (CaMKII) Inhibition Protects Against Purkinje Cell Damage Following CA/CPR in Mice. Mol Neurobiol. 2020 Jan;57(1):150-158. PubMed PMID: 31520314
  • Maddry JK, Arana AA, Perez CA, Medellin KL, Paciocco JA, Mora AG, Holder WG, Davis WT, Herson PS, Bebarta VS. Influence of Time to Transport to a Higher Level Facility on the Clinical Outcomes of US Combat Casualties with TBI: A Multicenter 7-Year Study. Mil Med. 2020 Feb 13;185(1-2):e138-e145. PubMed PMID: 31334769
  • Dietz RM, Cruz-Torres I, Orfila JE, Patsos OP, Shimizu K, Chalmers N, Deng G, Tiemeier E, Quillinan N, Herson PS. Reversal of Global Ischemia-Induced Cognitive Dysfunction by Delayed Inhibition of TRPM2 Ion Channels. Transl Stroke Res. 2020 Apr;11(2):254-266. PubMed PMID: 31250378
  • Orfila JE, Dietz RM, Rodgers KM, Dingman A, Patsos OP, Cruz-Torres I, Grewal H, Strnad F, Schroeder C, Herson PS. Experimental pediatric stroke shows age-specific recovery of cognition and role of hippocampal Nogo-A receptor signaling. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2020 Mar;40(3):588-599. PubMed PMID: 30762478
  • Cruz-Torres I, Backos DS, Herson PS. Characterization and optimization of the novel TRPM2 antagonist tatM2NX. Mol Pharmacol. 2019 Nov 26. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31772034
  • Chalmers NE, Yonchek J, Steklac KE, Ramsey M, Bayer KU, Herson PS, Quillinan N. Calcium/Calmodulin-Dependent Kinase (CaMKII) Inhibition Protects Against Purkinje Cell Damage Following CA/CPR in Mice. Mol Neurobiol. 2019 Sep 13. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31520314
  • Dietz RM, Cruz-Torres I, Orfila JE, Patsos OP, Shimizu K, Chalmers N, Deng G, Tiemeier E, Quillinan N, Herson PS. Reversal of Global Ischemia-Induced Cognitive Dysfunction by Delayed Inhibition of TRPM2 Ion Channels. Transl Stroke Res. 2019 Jun 28. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31250378
  • Zhang X, Han X, Xia K, Xu Y, Yang Y, Oshima K, Haeger SM, Perez MJ, McMurtry SA, Hippensteel JA, Ford JA, Herson PS, Liu J, Schmidt EP, Linhardt RJ. Circulating heparin oligosaccharides rapidly target the hippocampus in sepsis, potentially impacting cognitive functions. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2019 May 7;116(19):9208-9213. PubMed PMID: 31010931
  • Dingman AL, Rodgers KM, Dietz RM, Hickey SP, Frazier AP, Clevenger AC, Yonchek JC, Traystman RJ, Macklin WB, Herson PS. Oligodendrocyte Progenitor Cell Proliferation and Fate after White Matter Stroke in Juvenile and Adult Mice. Dev Neurosci. 2019 Mar 12;:1-16. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30861520
  • Orfila JE, Dietz RM, Rodgers KM, Dingman A, Patsos OP, Cruz-Torres I, Grewal H, Strnad F, Schroeder C, Herson PS. Experimental pediatric stroke shows age-specific recovery of cognition and role of hippocampal Nogo-A receptor signaling. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2019 Feb 14;:271678X19828581. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30762478
  • Hippensteel JA, Anderson BJ, Orfila JE, McMurtry SA, Dietz RM, Su G, Ford JA, Oshima K, Yang Y, Zhang F, Han X, Yu Y, Liu J, Linhardt RJ, Meyer NJ, Herson PS, Schmidt EP. Circulating heparan sulfate fragments mediate septic cognitive dysfunction. J Clin Invest. 2019 Apr 1;129(4):1779-1784. PubMed PMID: 30720464
  • Ritchey Z, Mirsky DM, Weitzenkamp D, Bernard TJ, Herson PS, Stence NV. Age-associated hippocampal volume changes in childhood arterial ischemic stroke. Childs Nerv Syst. 2019 Feb;35(2):295-300. PubMed PMID: 30535770
  • Quillinan N, Dingman AL, Deng G, Tatum S, Orfila JE, Clevenger AC, Klawitter J, Traystman RJ, Herson PS. Single dose of 17ß-estradiol provides transient neuroprotection in female juvenile mice after cardiac-arrest and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Neurochem Int. 2019 Jul;127:80-86. PubMed PMID: 30471325
  • Orfila JE, Grewal H, Dietz RM, Strnad F, Shimizu T, Moreno M, Schroeder C, Yonchek J, Rodgers KM, Dingman A, Bernard TJ, Quillinan N, Macklin WB, Traystman RJ, Herson PS. Delayed inhibition of tonic inhibition enhances functional recovery following experimental ischemic stroke. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2019 Jun;39(6):1005-1014. PubMed PMID: 29283314
  • Won SJ, Minnella AM, Wu L, Eun CH, Rome E, Herson PS, Shaw AE, Bamburg JR, Swanson RA. Cofilin-actin rod formation in neuronal processes after brain ischemia. PLoS One. 2018;13(10):e0198709. PubMed PMID: 30325927
  • Bushnell CD, Chaturvedi S, Gage KR, Herson PS, Hurn PD, Jiménez MC, Kittner SJ, Madsen TE, McCullough LD, McDermott M, Reeves MJ, Rundek T. Sex differences in stroke: Challenges and opportunities. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2018 Aug 17;:271678X18793324. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30114967
  • Orfila JE, McKinnon N, Moreno M, Deng G, Chalmers N, Dietz RM, Herson PS, Quillinan N. Cardiac Arrest Induces Ischemic Long-Term Potentiation of Hippocampal CA1 Neurons That Occludes Physiological Long-Term Potentiation. Neural Plast. 2018;2018:9275239. PubMed PMID: 29853851
  • Rodgers KM, Ahrendsen JT, Patsos OP, Strnad FA, Yonchek JC, Traystman RJ, Macklin WB, Herson PS. Endogenous Neuronal Replacement in the Juvenile Brain Following Cerebral Ischemia. Neuroscience. 2018 Jun 1;380:1-13. PubMed PMID: 29649514
  • Cook SG, Bourke AM, O'Leary H, Zaegel V, Lasda E, Mize-Berge J, Quillinan N, Tucker CL, Coultrap SJ, Herson PS, Bayer KU. Analysis of the CaMKIIa and ß splice-variant distribution among brain regions reveals isoform-specific differences in holoenzyme formation. Sci Rep. 2018 Apr 3;8(1):5448. PubMed PMID: 29615706
  • Dietz RM, Orfila JE, Rodgers KM, Patsos OP, Deng G, Chalmers N, Quillinan N, Traystman RJ, Herson PS. Juvenile cerebral ischemia reveals age-dependent BDNF-TrkB signaling changes: Novel mechanism of recovery and therapeutic intervention. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2018 Apr 3;:271678X18766421. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29611441
  • Clevenger AC, Kim H, Salcedo E, Yonchek JC, Rodgers KM, Orfila JE, Dietz RM, Quillinan N, Traystman RJ, Herson PS. Endogenous Sex Steroids Dampen Neuroinflammation and Improve Outcome of Traumatic Brain Injury in Mice. J Mol Neurosci. 2018 Mar;64(3):410-420. PubMed PMID: 29450697
  • Gould EA, Busquet N, Shepherd D, Dietz RM, Herson PS, Simoes de Souza FM, Li A, George NM, Restrepo D, Macklin WB. Mild myelin disruption elicits early alteration in behavior and proliferation in the subventricular zone. Elife. 2018 Feb 13;7. PubMed PMID: 29436368
  • Oshima K, Haeger SM, Hippensteel JA, Herson PS, Schmidt EP. More than a biomarker: the systemic consequences of heparan sulfate fragments released during endothelial surface layer degradation (2017 Grover Conference Series). Pulm Circ. 2018 Jan-Mar;8(1):2045893217745786. PubMed PMID: 29199903
  • Joksimovic SM, Eggan P, Izumi Y, Joksimovic SL, Tesic V, Dietz RM, Orfila JE, DiGruccio MR, Herson PS, Jevtovic-Todorovic V, Zorumski CF, Todorovic SM. The role of T-type calcium channels in the subiculum: to burst or not to burst?. J Physiol. 2017 Oct 1;595(19):6327-6348. PubMed PMID: 28744923
  • Tasci TO, Disharoon D, Schoeman RM, Rana K, Herson PS, Marr DWM, Neeves KB. Enhanced Fibrinolysis with Magnetically Powered Colloidal Microwheels. Small. 2017 Sep;13(36). PubMed PMID: 28719063
  • Stence NV, Pabst LL, Hollatz AL, Mirsky DM, Herson PS, Poisson S, Traystman RJ, Bernard TJ. Predicting Progression of Intracranial Arteriopathies in Childhood Stroke With Vessel Wall Imaging. Stroke. 2017 Aug;48(8):2274-2277. PubMed PMID: 28679853
  • Quillinan N, Deng G, Shimizu K, Cruz-Torres I, Schroeder C, Traystman RJ, Herson PS. Long-term depression in Purkinje neurons is persistently impaired following cardiac arrest and cardiopulmonary resuscitation in mice. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2017 Aug;37(8):3053-3064. PubMed PMID: 28168893
  • Deng G, Orfila JE, Dietz RM, Moreno-Garcia M, Rodgers KM, Coultrap SJ, Quillinan N, Traystman RJ, Bayer KU, Herson PS. Autonomous CaMKII Activity as a Drug Target for Histological and Functional Neuroprotection after Resuscitation from Cardiac Arrest. Cell Rep. 2017 Jan 31;18(5):1109-1117. PubMed PMID: 28147268
  • Weitzel LR, Sampath D, Shimizu K, White AM, Herson PS, Raol YH. EEG power as a biomarker to predict the outcome after cardiac arrest and cardiopulmonary resuscitation induced global ischemia. Life Sci. 2016 Nov 15;165:21-25. PubMed PMID: 27640888
  • Quillinan N, Herson PS, Traystman RJ. Neuropathophysiology of Brain Injury. Anesthesiol Clin. 2016 Sep;34(3):453-64. PubMed PMID: 27521191
  • Ahrendsen JT, Grewal HS, Hickey SP, Culp CM, Gould EA, Shimizu T, Strnad FA, Traystman RJ, Herson PS, Macklin WB. Juvenile striatal white matter is resistant to ischemia-induced damage. Glia. 2016 Nov;64(11):1972-86. PubMed PMID: 27463063
  • Kelly KK, MacPherson AM, Grewal H, Strnad F, Jones JW, Yu J, Pierzchalski K, Kane MA, Herson PS, Siegenthaler JA. Col1a1 perivascular cells in the brain are a source of retinoic acid following stroke. BMC Neurosci. 2016 Jul 15;17(1):49. PubMed PMID: 27422020
  • Colbert JF, Traystman RJ, Poisson SN, Herson PS, Ginde AA. Sex-Related Differences in the Risk of Hospital-Acquired Sepsis and Pneumonia Post Acute Ischemic Stroke. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2016 Oct;25(10):2399-404. PubMed PMID: 27363622
  • Shimizu T, Dietz RM, Cruz-Torres I, Strnad F, Garske AK, Moreno M, Venna VR, Quillinan N, Herson PS. Extended therapeutic window of a novel peptide inhibitor of TRPM2 channels following focal cerebral ischemia. Exp Neurol. 2016 Sep;283(Pt A):151-6. PubMed PMID: 27317297
  • Dietz RM, Deng G, Orfila JE, Hui X, Traystman RJ, Herson PS. Therapeutic hypothermia protects against ischemia-induced impairment of synaptic plasticity following juvenile cardiac arrest in sex-dependent manner. Neuroscience. 2016 Jun 14;325:132-41. PubMed PMID: 27033251
  • Tasci TO, Herson PS, Neeves KB, Marr DW. Surface-enabled propulsion and control of colloidal microwheels. Nat Commun. 2016 Jan 4;7:10225. PubMed PMID: 26725747
  • Shimizu K, Quillinan N, Orfila JE, Herson PS. Sirtuin-2 mediates male specific neuronal injury following experimental cardiac arrest through activation of TRPM2 ion channels. Exp Neurol. 2016 Jan;275 Pt 1:78-83. PubMed PMID: 26522013
  • Shimizu K, Quillinan N, Orfila JE, Herson PS. Sirtuin-2 mediates male specific neuronal injury following experimental cardiac arrest through activation of TRPM2 ion channels. Exp Neurol. 2015 Oct 30;275P1:78-83. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26522013
  • Bell MT, Puskas F, Bennett DT, Cleveland JC Jr, Herson PS, Mares JM, Meng X, Weyant MJ, Fullerton DA, Brett Reece T. Clinical indicators of paraplegia underplay universal spinal cord neuronal injury from transient aortic occlusion. Brain Res. 2015 Aug 27;1618:55-60. PubMed PMID: 26005132
  • Sippel TR, Shimizu T, Strnad F, Traystman RJ, Herson PS, Waziri A. Arginase I release from activated neutrophils induces peripheral immunosuppression in a murine model of stroke. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2015 Oct;35(10):1657-63. PubMed PMID: 25966956
  • Grace PM, Shimizu K, Strand KA, Rice KC, Deng G, Watkins LR, Herson PS. ( )-Naltrexone is neuroprotective and promotes alternative activation in the mouse hippocampus after cardiac arrest/cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Brain Behav Immun. 2015 Aug;48:115-22. PubMed PMID: 25774010
  • Freeman KA, Puskas F, Bell MT, Mares JM, Foley LS, Weyant MJ, Cleveland JC Jr, Fullerton DA, Meng X, Herson PS, Reece TB. Alpha-2 agonist attenuates ischemic injury in spinal cord neurons. J Surg Res. 2015 May 1;195(1):21-8. PubMed PMID: 25655994
  • Bell MT, Puskas F, Bennett DT, Herson PS, Quillinan N, Fullerton DA, Reece TB. Dexmedetomidine, an a-2a adrenergic agonist, promotes ischemic tolerance in a murine model of spinal cord ischemia-reperfusion. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Jan;147(1):500-6. PubMed PMID: 24035379
  • Herson PS, Traystman RJ. Animal models of stroke: translational potential at present and in 2050. Future Neurol. 2014 Sep;9(5):541-551. PubMed PMID: 25530721
  • Deng G, Carter J, Traystman RJ, Wagner DH, Herson PS. Pro-inflammatory T-lymphocytes rapidly infiltrate into the brain and contribute to neuronal injury following cardiac arrest and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. J Neuroimmunol. 2014 Sep 15;274(1-2):132-40. PubMed PMID: 25084739
  • Orfila JE, Shimizu K, Garske AK, Deng G, Maylie J, Traystman RJ, Quillinan N, Adelman JP, Herson PS. Increasing small conductance Ca2 -activated potassium channel activity reverses ischemia-induced impairment of long-term potentiation. Eur J Neurosci. 2014 Oct;40(8):3179-88. PubMed PMID: 25080203
  • Hutchens MP, Fujiyoshi T, Koerner IP, Herson PS. Extracranial hypothermia during cardiac arrest and cardiopulmonary resuscitation is neuroprotective in vivo. Ther Hypothermia Temp Manag. 2014 Jun;4(2):79-87. PubMed PMID: 24865403
  • Quillinan N, Deng G, Grewal H, Herson PS. Androgens and stroke: good, bad or indifferent?. Exp Neurol. 2014 Sep;259:10-5. PubMed PMID: 24512750
  • Traystman RJ, Herson PS. Misleading results: translational challenges. Science. 2014 Jan 24;343(6169):369-70. PubMed PMID: 24458624
  • Deng G, Yonchek JC, Quillinan N, Strnad FA, Exo J, Herson PS, Traystman RJ. A novel mouse model of pediatric cardiac arrest and cardiopulmonary resuscitation reveals age-dependent neuronal sensitivities to ischemic injury. J Neurosci Methods. 2014 Jan 30;222:34-41. PubMed PMID: 24192226
  • Bell MT, Puskas F, Bennett DT, Herson PS, Quillinan N, Fullerton DA, Reece TB. Dexmedetomidine, an a-2a adrenergic agonist, promotes ischemic tolerance in a murine model of spinal cord ischemia-reperfusion. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Jan;147(1):500-6. PubMed PMID: 24035379
  • Bell MT, Agoston VA, Freeman KA, Puskas F, Herson PS, Mares J, Fullerton DA, Reece TB. Interruption of spinal cord microglial signaling by alpha-2 agonist dexmedetomidine in a murine model of delayed paraplegia. J Vasc Surg. 2014 Apr;59(4):1090-7. PubMed PMID: 23850057
  • Quillinan N, Grewal H, Klawitter J, Herson PS. Sex Steroids Do Not Modulate TRPM2-Mediated Injury in Females following Middle Cerebral Artery Occlusion(1,2,3). eNeuro. 2014 Nov-Dec;1(1). PubMed PMID: 26464961
  • Bell MT, Puskas F, Agoston VA, Cleveland JC Jr, Freeman KA, Gamboni F, Herson PS, Meng X, Smith PD, Weyant MJ, Fullerton DA, Reece TB. Toll-like receptor 4-dependent microglial activation mediates spinal cord ischemia-reperfusion injury. Circulation. 2013 Sep 10;128(11 Suppl 1):S152-6. PubMed PMID: 24030400
  • Herson PS, Palmateer J, Hurn PD. Biological sex and mechanisms of ischemic brain injury. Transl Stroke Res. 2013 Aug;4(4):413-9. PubMed PMID: 23930140
  • Bell MT, Agoston VA, Freeman KA, Puskas F, Herson PS, Mares J, Fullerton DA, Reece TB. Interruption of spinal cord microglial signaling by alpha-2 agonist dexmedetomidine in a murine model of delayed paraplegia. J Vasc Surg. 2013 Jul 10. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 23850057
  • Wang J, Fujiyoshi T, Kosaka Y, Raybuck JD, Lattal KM, Ikeda M, Herson PS, Koerner IP. Inhibition of soluble epoxide hydrolase after cardiac arrest/cardiopulmonary resuscitation induces a neuroprotective phenotype in activated microglia and improves neuronal survival. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2013 Oct;33(10):1574-81. PubMed PMID: 23820647
  • Shimizu T, Macey TA, Quillinan N, Klawitter J, Perraud AL, Traystman RJ, Herson PS. Androgen and PARP-1 regulation of TRPM2 channels after ischemic injury. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2013 Oct;33(10):1549-55. PubMed PMID: 23801245
  • Nakayama S, Vest R, Traystman RJ, Herson PS. Sexually dimorphic response of TRPM2 inhibition following cardiac arrest-induced global cerebral ischemia in mice. J Mol Neurosci. 2013 Sep;51(1):92-8. PubMed PMID: 23532768
  • Herson PS, Bombardier CG, Parker SM, Shimizu T, Klawitter J, Klawitter J, Quillinan N, Exo JL, Goldenberg NA, Traystman RJ. Experimental pediatric arterial ischemic stroke model reveals sex-specific estrogen signaling. Stroke. 2013 Mar;44(3):759-63. PubMed PMID: 23349190
  • Kelley MH, Ortiz J, Shimizu K, Grewal H, Quillinan N, Herson PS. Alterations in Purkinje cell GABAA receptor pharmacology following oxygen and glucose deprivation and cerebral ischemia reveal novel contribution of ß1 -subunit-containing receptors. Eur J Neurosci. 2013 Feb;37(4):555-63. PubMed PMID: 23176253
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Department: Anesthesiology
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