Michael Kolodney, Ph.D., M.D.

Work Titles
California NanoSystems Institute Member, California NanoSystems Institute
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center Affiliate, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center Associate Professor, Division of Dermatology
The Lundquist Institute for Biomedical Innovation Chief, DERMATOLOGY
UCLA Associate Professor, Dermatology Member, JCCC Signal Transduction and Therapeutics Program Area
Ph.D., Washington University, 1995
M.D., Washington University School of Medicine, 1995
B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA, 1986
1999 - 2000 UCLA School of Medicine
1995 - 1996 Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island
1996 - 1999 UCLA School of Medicine

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(310) 781-1407

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Hanley-Hardison Research Center
1124 West Carson Street
Torrance, CA 90502

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Los Angeles, CA 90095


A selected list of publications:

Bentow Jason J, Thuangtong Rattapon, Iwasaki Julie, French Samuel W, Kolodney Michael S   A light-emitting mouse to image skin inflammation Dermatitis : contact, atopic, occupational, drug : official journal of the American Contact Dermatitis Society, North American Contact Dermatitis Group, 2010; 20(3): 142-8.
Nobe Koji, Nobe Hiromi, Yoshida Hiroko, Kolodney Michael S, Paul Richard J, Honda Kazuo   Rho A and the Rho kinase pathway regulate fibroblast contraction: Enhanced contraction in constitutively active Rho A fibroblast cells Biochemical and biophysical research communications, 2010; 399(2): 292-9.
Thuangtong Rattapon, Bentow Jason J, Knopp Kristeene, Mahmood Nadir A, David Nathaniel E, Kolodney Michael S   Tissue-selective effects of injected deoxycholate Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.], 2010; 36(6): 899-908.
Bentow JJ, Thuangtong R, Iwasaki J, French SW, Kolodney MS   A light-emitting mouse to image skin inflammation Dermatitis, 2009; 20(3): 142-8.
Knopp K, Kolodney M, Mahmood N, et al.   Cytolytic effects of deoxycholate are attenuated by interactions with proteins JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF DERMATOLOGY , 2009; 60(3): AB37-AB37.
Thuangtong R, Kolodney M, Mahmood N, et al.   Removal of subcutaneous fat by deoxycholate in mice expressing luciferase selectively in adipocytes JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF DERMATOLOGY , 2009; 60(3): AB37-AB37.
Oldenburg Reid P, Liu Monica S, Kolodney Michael S   Selective amplification of rare mutations using locked nucleic acid oligonucleotides that competitively inhibit primer binding to wild-type DNA The Journal of investigative dermatology, 2008; 128(2): 398-402.
Iyer Shilesh, Carranza Dafnis, Kolodney Michael, Macgregor David, Chipps Lisa, Soriano Teresa   Evaluation of procollagen I deposition after intense pulsed light treatments at varying parameters in a porcine model Journal of cosmetic and laser therapy : official publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology, 2007; 9(2): 75-8.
Chira, S and Kolodney, MS   Skin cancer: Tips on Prevention, Clues to Detection Consultant, 2007; 47(6): .
Rotunda Adam M, Kolodney Michael S   Mesotherapy and phosphatidylcholine injections: historical clarification and review Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.], 2006; 32(4): 465-80.
Iqbal Marvi, Kolodney Michael S   Acne fulminans with synovitis-acne-pustulosis-hyperostosis-osteitis (SAPHO) syndrome treated with infliximab Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 2005; 52(5 Suppl 1): S118-20.
Craft Noah, Bruhn Kevin W, Nguyen Bidong D, Prins Robert, Liau Linda M, Collisson Eric A, De Abhijit, Kolodney Michael S, Gambhir Sanjiv S, Miller Jeff F   Bioluminescent imaging of melanoma in live mice The Journal of investigative dermatology, 2005; 125(1): 159-65.
Rotunda Adam M, Ablon Glynis, Kolodney Michael S   Lipomas treated with subcutaneous deoxycholate injections Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 2005; 53(6): 973-8.
Rotunda, AM & Kolodney, MS   Mesotherapy and Phosphatidylcholine Injections: Historical Clarification and Review Derm.Surg, 2005; 32(4): 465-80.
Dominguez Patrick L, Kolodney Michael S   Wild-type blocking polymerase chain reaction for detection of single nucleotide minority mutations from clinical specimens Oncogene, 2005; 24(45): 6830-4.
Rotunda Adam M, Suzuki Hiroyuki, Moy Ronald L, Kolodney Michael S   Detergent effects of sodium deoxycholate are a major feature of an injectable phosphatidylcholine formulation used for localized fat dissolution Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.], 2004; 30(7): 1001-8.
Collisson Eric A, Kleer Celina, Wu Mei, De Abhijit, Gambhir Sanjiv S, Merajver Sofia D, Kolodney Michael S   Atorvastatin prevents RhoC isoprenylation, invasion, and metastasis in human melanoma cells Molecular cancer therapeutics, 2003; 2(10): 941-8.
Collisson, EA, De, A, Suzuki, H, Gambhir, SS, Kolodney, M.S.   Treatment of Metastatic Melanoma with a Small Molecule Targeted against Activating Mutations in the BRAF gene Cancer Res, 2003; 63(18): 5669-73.
Collisson Eric A, De Abhijit, Suzuki Hiroyuki, Gambhir Sanjiv S, Kolodney Michael S   Treatment of metastatic melanoma with an orally available inhibitor of the Ras-Raf-MAPK cascade Cancer research, 2003; 63(18): 5669-73.
Collisson Eric A, Carranza Dafnis C, Chen Ingrid Y, Kolodney Michael S   Isoprenylation is necessary for the full invasive potential of RhoA overexpression in human melanoma cells The Journal of investigative dermatology, 2002; 119(5): 1172-6.
T Wakatsuki, M S Kolodney, G I Zahalak, and E L Elson   Cell mechanics studied by a reconstituted model tissue Biophys J, 2000; 79(5): 2353–2368.
Richard J. Paul, Peggy Sue Bowman, and Michael S. Kolodney   Effects of microtubule disruption on force, velocity, stiffness and [Ca2+]i in porcine coronary arteries Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol , 2000; 279(5): H2493-H2501.
Obara K, Nobe K, Nobe H, Kolodney MS, De Lanerolle P, Paul RJ.   Effects of microtubules and microfilaments on [Ca(2+)](i) and contractility in a reconstituted fibroblast fiber Am J Physiol Cell Physiol, 2000; 279(3): C785-96.
Michael S Kolodney, Matthew S Thimgan, Henry M Honda, George Tsai, and Hal F Yee, Jr   Ca2+-independent myosin II phosphorylation and contraction in chicken embryo fibroblasts J Physiol, 1999; 515: 87–92.
Elson EL, Felder SF, Jay PY, Kolodney MS, Pasternak C.   Forces in cell locomotion Biochem Soc Symp, 1999; 65: 299-314.
Kolodney, Michael S., Elson, Elliot L.   Contraction due to microtubule disruption is associated with increased phosphorylation of myosin regulatory light chain Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 1995; 92(22): 10252-10256.
Kolodney, M.S. and Elson, E.L.   Correlation of myosin light chain phosphorylation with isometric contraction of fibroblasts J.Biol. Chem, 1993; 268: 23850-23855.
Michael S. Kolodney and Robert B. Wysolmerski   Isometric contraction by fibroblasts and endothelial cells: A qualitative study J Cell Biol. , 1992; 117: 73-82.
Lee, Raphael C. M.D., Sc.D.; Kolodney, Michael S. S.B.   Electrical Injury mecahnisms: Electrical breakdown of cell membranes Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 1987; 80: 672-679.
Lee RC, Kolodney MS.   Electrical Injury mechanisms: Dynamics of the thermal response Plast Reconstr Surg, 1987; 80(5): 663-71.

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