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Kansas IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence
at Pittsburg State University

PUBLICATIONS (since 2006)


Rider, V., Talbott, A., Bhusri, A., Krumsick, Z., Foster, S., Wormington, J. and Kimler, B. “Wingless (WNT) signaling is a progesterone target for rat uterine stromal cell proliferation.” Journal of Endocrinology 229:1-11, 2016.


Ward, J. W., Rider, V., Abdou N. I., and Kimler, B. F. “Estradiol differentially regulates calreticulin: a potential link with abnormal T cell function in systemic lupus erythematosus?” Lupus 22:583-596, 2013.


Weng, Ju-Lin, Samantha L. Young, David M. Gordon, David Claborn, Christine Petersen, Marcelo Ramalho-Ortigao. 2012.First Report of Phlebotomine Sand Flies (Diptera: Psychodidae) in Kansas and Missouri, and a PCR Method to Distinguish Lutzomyia shannoni From Lutzomyia vexator. J. Med. Entomol. 49:1163-1552.


Abdou, N.I., and Rider, V. 2010. "Gender Differences in Autoimmune Diseases: Immune Mechanisms and Clinical Applications": in Principles of Gender Specific Medicine. M. Legato, ed., Elsevier, New York, pp 585-591.


Rider, V., and Abdou, N. I. 2009. "Hormones-Epigenetic Contributors to Gender Biased Autoimmunity". in Epigenetics of Autoimmune Diseases. M. Zouali, ed., John Wiley & Sons Ltd. London, UK, 310-336.

Harries, P.A., Karuppaiah, P., Yu, W., Schoelz, J.E., Nelson, R.S. (2009) The Cauliflower mosaic virus protein P6 forms motile inclusions that traffic along actin microfilaments and stabilize microtubules. Plant Physiology 149(2):1005-1016.

Walters, E., Rider V., Abdou N.I., Greenwell C., Svojanovsky S., Smith P. and Kimler B.F. (2009) Estradiol targets T cell signaling pathways in human systemi lupus. Clinical Immunology 133:428-436.


Gorjestani, S., Rider, V., Kimler, B.F., Greenwell, C., and Abdou, N.I. "Extracellular Signal Regulated Kinase1/2 Signaling in SLE T Cells is Influenced by Estrogen and Disease Activity." Lupus, 17: 548-554, 2008.

Abdou, N. I., Rider, V., Greenwell, C., Li, X. and Kimler B.F. "Fulvestrant (Faslodex) an Estrogen Selective Receptor Downregulator, in Therapy of Females with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Clinical, Serologic, Bone Density, and T Cell Activation Marker Studies: A Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Trial." Journal of Rheumatology, 35: 797- 803, 2008.

Harries, P.A., Karuppaiah, P., Bhat, S., Nelson, R.S. (2008) Tobacco mosaic virus 126-kDa protein increases the susceptibility of Nicotiana tabacum to other viruses and its dosage affects virus-induced gene silencing. Mol. Plant-Microbe Interact. 21:1539-1548.

Harries, P.A., Nelson, R.S. (2008) Movement of Viruses in Plants. Encyclopedia of Virology, 3rd Edition. pp. 348-355. Elsevier Press.


Rider, V., Li, X., and Abdou, N.I. "Hormonal Influences in the Expression of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus." in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: A Companion to Rheumatology. G. C. Tsokos, P.C. Gordon, J. S. Smolen, eds., Elsevier, New York, NY, 87-94, 2007.


Rider, V., Li, X., Peterson, G., Dawson J., Kimler B.F., and Abdou, N.I. "Differential Expression of Estrogen Receptors in Females with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus". Journal of Rheumatology 33: 1093-1101, 2006.

Li, X., Rider, V., Kimler, B.F., and Abdou, N.I. "Estrogen Does Not Regulate CD154 mRNA Stability in SLE T Cells." Lupus 15: 1-6, 2006.

Rider, V., Isuzugawa, K., Twarog, M., Jones, S., Cameron, B., Imakawa, K., and Fang, J. "Progesterone Initiates Wnt-β-catenin Signaling But Estradiol is Required for Nuclear Activation and Synchronous Proliferation of Rat Uterine Stromal Cells." Journal of Endocrinology 191:1-13, 2006.

Cove, D.J., Bezanilla, M.B., Harries, P.A., Quatrano, R.S. (2006) Mosses as model systems for the study of metabolism and development. Annual Review of Plant Biology, 57, 497-520.



Rider V., Xiao G., Abdou N I and Kimler BF “Differential Expression of Estrogen Receptor Subtypes in T Cell Samples From Women with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE).” 94th Annual Meeting Endocrine Society, Houston, TX, 2012.


Ward, J., Rider, V., Abdou, N.I. and Kimler, B.F.  “Estradiol differentially regulates calreticulin: A potential link with abnormal calcium signaling in systemic lupus erythematosus T cells?” American Society for Cell Biology annual meeting, Denver, CO, 2011.


Rider, V., Johannensen, E., Walters, E., Abdou, N.I., Greenwell, C., and Kimler, B.F. Estradiol Differentially Regulates Foxp3 in Human SLE T Cells. 9th International Congress on Systemic Lupus. Vancouver, Canada, 2010.


Walters, E., Rider, V., Abdou, N.I., Greenwell, C, Svojanovsky S., Smith, P. "Estrogen Upregulates the Interferon-α Pathway in T Cells of Women With Systemic Lupus Erythematosus." 48th Annual Meeting, The American Society for Cell Biology, San Francisco, CA, 2008.


Abdou, N.I., Greenwell, C., Li, X. and Rider, V." Efficacy of Estrogen Receptor Blocker Fulvestrant (Faslodex) on Human SLE: Clinical and Serologic Study." Lupus 16:203A, 2007.

Abdou, N. I., Rider, V., Greenwell, C., Li, X., Kimler, B "Efficacy of Fulvestrant-an Estrogen Receptor Blocker-in Human SLE: A One-Year Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Trial: Clinical, Serological, Bone Density, and Molecular Studies". American College Rheumatology Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, 2007.

Gorjestani, S., Rider, V., Kimler, B. F., Greenwell, C., Abdou, N. I. "Estrogen Reduces the Phosphorylation of ERK in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus T Cells." Lupus 16:204S, 2007.

Rider, V., Li, X., Kimler, B. F., Greenwell C. and Abdou N.I. "Efficacy of Faslodex in the Treatment of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Molecular Studies." Lupus 16:202A, 2007.


Cameron, B and Rider V. β-Catenin: A Key Modulator of Endocrine-Dependent Proliferation and Differentiation in a Rat Uterine Stromal Cell Line. K-INBRE Research Symposium, Manhattan, KS. (read abstract)

Jones, S and Rider V. Wnt Signaling: A Key Modulator of Progesterone-Dependent Synchronized Proliferation of Rat Uterine Stromal Cells. K-INBRE Research Symposium, Manhattan, KS. (read abstract)

LaSota, R, Yost J, and Brooker N. Random Primers as a Measure of Fungal Pathogen Population Diversity. K-INBRE Research Symposium, Manhattan, KS. (read abstract)

Rider, V., Isuzugawa K., Twarog, M., Jones, S., Cameron, B., Imakawa, K., and Fang, J.
" Progesterone Initiates Wnt Signaling But Estradiol Is Required For Nuclear Activation and Synchronous Proliferation of Rat Uterine Stromal Cells". 88th Annual Meeting Endocrine Society, Boston, MA, 2006.

Rider V. Wingless (Wnt) Signaling: The Initiator of Progesterone-Dependent Action on Uterine Stromal Cell Proliferation. K-INBRE Research Symposium, Manhattan, KS. (read abstract)

Twarog, M and Rider V. Estradiol Increases Beta-Catenin Binding to Nuclear TCF/LEF: A Novel Hormone-Dependent Mechanism for Wnt Signaling in the Rat Uterus. K-INBRE Research Symposium, Manhattan, KS. (read abstract)


Grammar, S and Brooker N. Vegetative Compatibility as a Measure of Fungal Pathogen Population Diversity. K-INBRE Research Symposium, Lawrence, KS. (read abstract)

Rider, V*., Li, X., Peterson, G*., Dawson J., Kimler B., and Abdou, N.I. "Differential expression of estrogen receptors in females with systemic lupus erythematosus". 87th Annual Meeting Endocrine Society, San Diego, CA.

Zurek D. Novel Antibiotics from Soybeans. California State University - Channel Islands, CA.


Isuzugawa, K., Kerr, M*., Seifert, C*., Imakawa, K., and Rider, V*. "Gene Expression Changes Provide Insight into Differences Between Hormone-Dependent Proliferation and Differentiation in Rat Uterine Stromal Cells." 37th Annual Meeting Society for the Study of Reproduction, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 2004.

McEwen, T and Zurek D. Novel Soybean Antibiotics. First Biotechnology and Bioinformatics Symposium. Colorado Springs, CO.

Rider, V. Endocrine Control of Cell Proliferation in the Rat Uterus. Wichita State University, Department of Biological Sciences, Wichita, KS.

Rider, V. Endocrine Control of Cell Proliferation in the Rat Uterus. Estrogens and Human Health, 2nd Symposium, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL.

Zurek D. Novel Antibiotics from Soybeans. University of Wisconsin-Stout, WI.