Venkata Saroja Voruganti

Summary

Affiliation: Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Eight week exposure to a high sugar high fat diet results in adiposity gain and alterations in metabolic biomarkers in baboons (Papio hamadryas sp.)
    Paul B Higgins
    Department of Genetics, Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research, San Antonio, Texas, USA
    Cardiovasc Diabetol 9:71. 2010
  2. doi request reprint Characterization of ghrelin in pedigreed baboons: evidence for heritability and pleiotropy
    V Saroja Voruganti
    Department of Genetics, Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research, San Antonio, Texas, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:804-10. 2008
  3. doi request reprint Genetics of variation in HOMA-IR and cardiovascular risk factors in Mexican-Americans
    V Saroja Voruganti
    Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research, San Antonio, TX 78245 0549, USA
    J Mol Med (Berl) 86:303-11. 2008
  4. pmc Genetic influence on variation in serum uric acid in American Indians: the strong heart family study
    V Saroja Voruganti
    Department of Genetics, Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research, San Antonio, TX 78245 0549, USA
    Hum Genet 126:667-76. 2009
  5. pmc Genetic variation in APOJ, LPL, and TNFRSF10B affects plasma fatty acid distribution in Alaskan Eskimos
    V Saroja Voruganti
    Department of Genetics, Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research, San Antonio, TX 78245 0549, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 91:1574-83. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint Genome-wide scan for serum ghrelin detects linkage on chromosome 1p36 in Hispanic children: results from the Viva La Familia study
    V Saroja Voruganti
    Department of Genetics, Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research, San Antonio, Texas 78227, USA
    Pediatr Res 62:445-50. 2007
  7. doi request reprint Short-term weight loss in overweight/obese low-income women improves plasma zinc and metabolic syndrome risk factors
    Venkata Saroja Voruganti
    Department of Genetics, Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research, San Antonio, TX 78227, USA
    J Trace Elem Med Biol 24:271-6. 2010
  8. pmc Genetics of variation in serum uric acid and cardiovascular risk factors in Mexican Americans
    V Saroja Voruganti
    Department of Genetics, Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research, P O Box 760549, San Antonio, Texas 78227, USA
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 94:632-8. 2009
  9. pmc Bivariate genetic association of KIAA1797 with heart rate in American Indians: the Strong Heart Family Study
    Phillip E Melton
    Department of Genetics, Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research, San Antonio, TX 78245, USA
    Hum Mol Genet 19:3662-71. 2010
  10. pmc Evidence that multiple genetic variants of MC4R play a functional role in the regulation of energy expenditure and appetite in Hispanic children
    Shelley A Cole
    Department of Genetics, Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research, San Antonio, TX, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 91:191-9. 2010

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Publications23

  1. pmc Eight week exposure to a high sugar high fat diet results in adiposity gain and alterations in metabolic biomarkers in baboons (Papio hamadryas sp.)
    Paul B Higgins
    Department of Genetics, Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research, San Antonio, Texas, USA
    Cardiovasc Diabetol 9:71. 2010
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  2. doi request reprint Characterization of ghrelin in pedigreed baboons: evidence for heritability and pleiotropy
    V Saroja Voruganti
    Department of Genetics, Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research, San Antonio, Texas, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:804-10. 2008
    ..Ghrelin is an orexigenic hormone that is produced primarily in the stomach, and stimulates food intake via its receptors situated in the hypothalamus...
  3. doi request reprint Genetics of variation in HOMA-IR and cardiovascular risk factors in Mexican-Americans
    V Saroja Voruganti
    Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research, San Antonio, TX 78245 0549, USA
    J Mol Med (Berl) 86:303-11. 2008
    ..Significant genetic correlations between HOMA-IR and phenotypes related to CVD risk factors suggest that a common set of gene(s) influence the regulation of these phenotypes...
  4. pmc Genetic influence on variation in serum uric acid in American Indians: the strong heart family study
    V Saroja Voruganti
    Department of Genetics, Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research, San Antonio, TX 78245 0549, USA
    Hum Genet 126:667-76. 2009
    ..These results show a significant genetic influence and a possible role for one or more genes on chromosomes 1 and 11 on the variation in serum uric acid in American Indian populations...
  5. pmc Genetic variation in APOJ, LPL, and TNFRSF10B affects plasma fatty acid distribution in Alaskan Eskimos
    V Saroja Voruganti
    Department of Genetics, Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research, San Antonio, TX 78245 0549, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 91:1574-83. 2010
    ..Alterations in plasma fatty acid distribution are linked to metabolic abnormalities related to type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease...
  6. ncbi request reprint Genome-wide scan for serum ghrelin detects linkage on chromosome 1p36 in Hispanic children: results from the Viva La Familia study
    V Saroja Voruganti
    Department of Genetics, Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research, San Antonio, Texas 78227, USA
    Pediatr Res 62:445-50. 2007
    ..9), and C-peptide (LOD=2.0). Several family-based studies have reported linkages for obesity-related phenotypes in the region of 1p36. These results indicate the importance of this region in relation to adiposity in children from the VFS...
  7. doi request reprint Short-term weight loss in overweight/obese low-income women improves plasma zinc and metabolic syndrome risk factors
    Venkata Saroja Voruganti
    Department of Genetics, Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research, San Antonio, TX 78227, USA
    J Trace Elem Med Biol 24:271-6. 2010
    ..28, p<0.05). The circulating levels of zinc, as well as the metabolic syndrome components, showed significant improvements in overweight/obese low-income women after weight loss...
  8. pmc Genetics of variation in serum uric acid and cardiovascular risk factors in Mexican Americans
    V Saroja Voruganti
    Department of Genetics, Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research, P O Box 760549, San Antonio, Texas 78227, USA
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 94:632-8. 2009
    ..However, the role of uric acid as an independent risk factor for CVD is not yet clear...
  9. pmc Bivariate genetic association of KIAA1797 with heart rate in American Indians: the Strong Heart Family Study
    Phillip E Melton
    Department of Genetics, Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research, San Antonio, TX 78245, USA
    Hum Mol Genet 19:3662-71. 2010
    ..012) with HR. These findings in independent populations support that KIAA1797 genetic variation may be associated with HR but elucidation of a functional relationship requires additional study...
  10. pmc Evidence that multiple genetic variants of MC4R play a functional role in the regulation of energy expenditure and appetite in Hispanic children
    Shelley A Cole
    Department of Genetics, Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research, San Antonio, TX, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 91:191-9. 2010
    ..Melanocortin-4-receptor (MC4R) haploinsufficiency is the most common form of monogenic obesity; however, the frequency of MC4R variants and their functional effects in general populations remain uncertain...
  11. ncbi request reprint Genome scan for determinants of serum uric acid variability
    Subrata D Nath
    Department of Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78229, USA
    J Am Soc Nephrol 18:3156-63. 2007
    ..Given the relationship between uric acid level and these conditions, future studies should investigate potential candidate susceptibility genes found in this region...
  12. pmc Evaluation of polymorphisms in paraoxonase 2 (PON2) gene and their association with cardiovascular-renal disease risk in Mexican Americans
    Farook Thameem
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Tex, USA
    Kidney Blood Press Res 32:200-4. 2009
    ....
  13. pmc Genetic variants in the renin-angiotensin system genes are associated with cardiovascular-renal-related risk factors in Mexican Americans
    Farook Thameem
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, TX 78229, USA
    Hum Genet 124:557-9. 2008
    ..The data suggest that the polymorphisms examined in the RAS may modulate the risk factors associated with cardiovascular-renal disease...
  14. ncbi request reprint Common set of genes regulates low-density lipoprotein size and obesity-related factors in Alaskan Eskimos: results from the GOCADAN study
    V Saroja Voruganti
    Department of Genetics, Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research, San Antonio, Texas 78227 5301, USA
    Am J Hum Biol 18:525-31. 2006
    ..36), waist (rhoG = -0.42,), and subscapular and tricep skinfolds (rhoG = -0.44 and -0.43, respectively) (P < 0.005). These results show that a common set of genes is influencing LDL size and obesity-related factors in Alaskan Eskimos...
  15. pmc Heritability of measures of kidney disease among Zuni Indians: the Zuni Kidney Project
    Jean W Maccluer
    Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research, San Antonio, TX, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 56:289-302. 2010
    ....
  16. ncbi request reprint Genome-wide scan of plasma cholecystokinin in baboons shows linkage to human chromosome 17
    V Saroja Voruganti
    Department of Genetics, Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research, P O Box 760549, San Antonio, TX 78245 0549, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:2043-50. 2007
    ..Cholecystokinin (CCK) is known to inhibit food intake and is an important signal for controlling meal volume, indicating a possible role in weight regulation. Our objective was to investigate genetic influences on plasma CCK in baboons...
  17. pmc A chromosome 11q quantitative-trait locus influences change of blood-pressure measurements over time in Mexican Americans of the San Antonio Family Heart Study
    Sue Rutherford
    Department of Genetics, Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research, San Antonio, TX 78245 0549, USA
    Am J Hum Genet 81:744-55. 2007
    ..Further investigation of this region is necessary for the identification of the genetic variation responsible for QTLs influencing the rate of change in BP...
  18. pmc The 27-bp repeat polymorphism in intron 4 (27 bp-VNTR) of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) gene is associated with albumin to creatinine ratio in Mexican Americans
    Subrata D Nath
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, TX, 78229, USA
    Mol Cell Biochem 331:201-5. 2009
    ....
  19. pmc Polyunsaturated fatty acids effect on serum triglycerides concentration in the presence of metabolic syndrome components. The Alaska-Siberia Project
    Juan C Lopez-Alvarenga
    Department of Genetics, Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research, San Antonio, TX 78227 5301, USA
    Metabolism 59:86-92. 2010
    ..The Westernized dietary habits among Eskimos are likely to change their metabolic profile and increase comorbidities related to metabolic disease...
  20. doi request reprint Physiological and molecular determinants of insulin action in the baboon
    Alberto O Chavez
    Diabetes Division, Department of Medicine, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 7703 Floyd Curl Dr, San Antonio, TX 78229, USA
    Diabetes 57:899-908. 2008
    ..To quantitate insulin sensitivity in lean and obese nondiabetic baboons and examine the underlying cellular/molecular mechanisms responsible for impaired insulin action to characterize a baboon model of insulin resistance...
  21. ncbi request reprint A quantitative trait locus on chromosome 13q affects fasting glucose levels in Hispanic children
    Guowen Cai
    United States Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service Children s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, 1100 Bates Street, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 92:4893-6. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to localize quantitative trait loci influencing fasting serum glucose levels in Hispanic children participating in the Viva La Familia Study...
  22. ncbi request reprint Low-income, overweight and obese mothers as agents of change to improve food choices, fat habits, and physical activity in their 1-to-3-year-old children
    Deborah M Klohe-Lehman
    Division of Nutritional Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    J Am Coll Nutr 26:196-208. 2007
    ..To examine the effects of a weight loss program for mothers on the diet and activity of mothers and their 1-3 year old children...
  23. ncbi request reprint Impaired zinc and copper status in children with burn injuries: need to reassess nutritional requirements
    V Saroja Voruganti
    Division of Nutritional Sciences, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA
    Burns 31:711-6. 2005
    ..We demonstrate that burn injury in children results in low plasma levels of Zn and Cu that are inadequately compensated during hospitalization...