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Rebecca A. Simmons, MD

Attending Neonatologist

Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Original Papers


Sen S, Simmons RA. Maternal Antioxidant Supplementation Prevents Adiposity in the Offspring of Western diet-fed Dams. Diabetes. Epub 2010 Sep 7.  Read the abstract.


Pinney SE, Simmons RA. Epigenetic mechanisms in the development of type 2 diabetes. Trends Endocrinol Metab. 2010 Apr;21(4):223-9. Epub 2009 Oct 26. Review. Read the abstract


Park JH, Stoffers DA, Nicholls RD, Simmons RA. Development of type 2 diabetes following intrauterine growth retardation in rats is associated with progressive epigenetic silencing of Pdx1. J Clin Invest. 2008 Jun;118(6):2316-24. Read the abstract

Wang X, Vatamaniuk MZ, Roneker CA, Pepper MP, Hu LG, Simmons RA, Lei XG. Knockouts of SOD1 and GPX1 Exert Different Impacts on Murine Islet Function and Pancreatic Integrity. Antioxid Redox Signal. Epub 2010 Sep 29. Read the abstract. 

Brown SB, Libonati JR, Selak MA, Shannon RP, Simmons RA. Neonatal exendin-4 leads to protection from reperfusion injury and reduced rates of oxidative phosphorylation in the adult rat heart. Cardiovasc Drugs Ther. 2010 Jun;24(3):197-205. Read the abstract.

Reyes TM, Simmons RA. Setting the "clock": importance of maternal diet. Endocrinology. 2010 Apr;151(4):1385-6. No abstract available. 

Thompson RF, Fazzari MJ, Niu H, Barzilai N, Simmons RA, Greally JM. Experimental intrauterine growth restriction induces alterations in DNA methylation and gene expression in pancreatic islets of rats. J Biol Chem. 2010 May 14;285(20):15111-8. Epub 2010 Mar 1. Read the abstract.

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