Munjal Acharya

Title(s)Associate Professor, Anatomy and Neurobiology
AddressMedical Sciences I
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Irvine CA 92697-3950
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    Title(s)Associate Professor (Adjunct), Radiation Oncology

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    1. The Role of Complement in Synaptic Pruning and Neurodegeneration. Immunotargets Ther. 2021; 10:373-386. Gomez-Arboledas A, Acharya MM, Tenner AJ. PMID: 34595138; PMCID: PMC8478425.
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    2. Extracellular Vesicle Proteome of Breast Cancer Patients with and Without Cognitive Impairment Following Anthracycline-based Chemotherapy: An Exploratory Study. Biomark Insights. 2021; 16:11772719211018204. Koh YQ, Ng DQ, Ng CC, Boey A, Wei M, Sze SK, Ho HK, Acharya M, Limoli CL, Chan A. PMID: 34103887.
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    3. Relationship between cytokines and brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) in trajectories of cancer-related cognitive impairment. Cytokine. 2021 Aug; 144:155556. Yap NY, Toh YL, Tan CJ, Acharya MM, Chan A. PMID: 33985854.
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    4. Human neural stem cell-derived extracellular vesicles mitigate hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimers Res Ther. 2021 03 06; 13(1):57. Apodaca LA, Baddour AAD, Garcia C, Alikhani L, Giedzinski E, Ru N, Agrawal A, Acharya MM, Baulch JE. PMID: 33676561.
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    5. Upregulation of Vitamin C Transporter Functional Expression in 5xFAD Mouse Intestine. Nutrients. 2021 Feb 14; 13(2). Teafatiller T, Heskett CW, Agrawal A, Marchant JS, Baulch JE, Acharya MM, Subramanian VS. PMID: 33672967.
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    6. Systemic HDAC3 inhibition ameliorates impairments in synaptic plasticity caused by simulated galactic cosmic radiation exposure in male mice. Neurobiol Learn Mem. 2021 02; 178:107367. Keiser AA, Kramár EA, Dong T, Shanur S, Pirodan M, Ru N, Acharya MM, Baulch JE, Limoli CL, Wood MA. PMID: 33359392.
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    7. Glia-Selective Deletion of Complement C1q Prevents Radiation-Induced Cognitive Deficits and Neuroinflammation. Cancer Res. 2021 04 01; 81(7):1732-1744. Markarian M, Krattli RP, Baddour JD, Alikhani L, Giedzinski E, Usmani MT, Agrawal A, Baulch JE, Tenner AJ, Acharya MM. PMID: 33323383.
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    8. Maintenance of Tight Junction Integrity in the Absence of Vascular Dilation in the Brain of Mice Exposed to Ultra-High-Dose-Rate FLASH Irradiation. Radiat Res. 2020 12 01; 194(6):625-635. Allen BD, Acharya MM, Montay-Gruel P, Jorge PG, Bailat C, Petit B, Vozenin MC, Limoli C. PMID: 33348373.
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    9. Ultra-High-Dose-Rate FLASH Irradiation Limits Reactive Gliosis in the Brain. Radiat Res. 2020 12 01; 194(6):636-645. Montay-Gruel P, Markarian M, Allen BD, Baddour JD, Giedzinski E, Jorge PG, Petit B, Bailat C, Vozenin MC, Limoli C, Acharya MM. PMID: 32853387.
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    10. Hypofractionated FLASH-RT as an Effective Treatment against Glioblastoma that Reduces Neurocognitive Side Effects in Mice. Clin Cancer Res. 2021 02 01; 27(3):775-784. Montay-Gruel P, Acharya MM, Gonçalves Jorge P, Petit B, Petridis IG, Fuchs P, Leavitt R, Petersson K, Gondré M, Ollivier J, Moeckli R, Bochud F, Bailat C, Bourhis J, Germond JF, Limoli CL, Vozenin MC. PMID: 33060122.
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    11. Extracellular Vesicle-Derived miR-124 Resolves Radiation-Induced Brain Injury. Cancer Res. 2020 10 01; 80(19):4266-4277. Leavitt RJ, Acharya MM, Baulch JE, Limoli CL. PMID: 32816912.
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    12. Neuroprotection of Radiosensitive Juvenile Mice by Ultra-High Dose Rate FLASH Irradiation. Cancers (Basel). 2020 Jun 24; 12(6). Alaghband Y, Cheeks SN, Allen BD, Montay-Gruel P, Doan NL, Petit B, Jorge PG, Giedzinski E, Acharya MM, Vozenin MC, Limoli CL. PMID: 32599789.
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    13. Mitigation of helium irradiation-induced brain injury by microglia depletion. J Neuroinflammation. 2020 May 19; 17(1):159. Allen BD, Syage AR, Maroso M, Baddour AAD, Luong V, Minasyan H, Giedzinski E, West BL, Soltesz I, Limoli CL, Baulch JE, Acharya MM. PMID: 32429943.
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    14. Immune and Inflammatory Determinants Underlying Alzheimer's Disease Pathology. J Neuroimmune Pharmacol. 2020 12; 15(4):852-862. Baulch JE, Acharya MM, Agrawal S, Apodaca LA, Monteiro C, Agrawal A. PMID: 32090272.
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    15. Attenuation of neuroinflammation reverses Adriamycin-induced cognitive impairments. Acta Neuropathol Commun. 2019 11 21; 7(1):186. Allen BD, Apodaca LA, Syage AR, Markarian M, Baddour AAD, Minasyan H, Alikhani L, Lu C, West BL, Giedzinski E, Baulch JE, Acharya MM. PMID: 31753024.
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    16. Sex-Specific Effects of a Wartime-Like Radiation Exposure on Cognitive Function. Radiat Res. 2020 01; 193(1):5-15. Baddour AAD, Apodaca LA, Alikhani L, Lu C, Minasyan H, Batra RS, Acharya MM, Baulch JE. PMID: 31671010.
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    17. Functional equivalence of stem cell and stem cell-derived extracellular vesicle transplantation to repair the irradiated brain. Stem Cells Transl Med. 2020 01; 9(1):93-105. Smith SM, Giedzinski E, Angulo MC, Lui T, Lu C, Park AL, Tang S, Martirosian V, Ru N, Chmielewski NN, Liang Y, Baulch JE, Acharya MM, Limoli CL. PMID: 31568685.
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    18. New Concerns for Neurocognitive Function during Deep Space Exposures to Chronic, Low Dose-Rate, Neutron Radiation. eNeuro. 2019 Jul/Aug; 6(4). Acharya MM, Baulch JE, Klein PM, Baddour AAD, Apodaca LA, Kramár EA, Alikhani L, Garcia C, Angulo MC, Batra RS, Fallgren CM, Borak TB, Stark CEL, Wood MA, Britten RA, Soltesz I, Limoli CL. PMID: 31383727.
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    19. Long-term neurocognitive benefits of FLASH radiotherapy driven by reduced reactive oxygen species. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2019 05 28; 116(22):10943-10951. Montay-Gruel P, Acharya MM, Petersson K, Alikhani L, Yakkala C, Allen BD, Ollivier J, Petit B, Jorge PG, Syage AR, Nguyen TA, Baddour AAD, Lu C, Singh P, Moeckli R, Bochud F, Germond JF, Froidevaux P, Bailat C, Bourhis J, Vozenin MC, Limoli CL. PMID: 31097580.
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    20. Alterations in synaptic density and myelination in response to exposure to high-energy charged particles. J Comp Neurol. 2018 12 01; 526(17):2845-2855. Dickstein DL, Talty R, Bresnahan E, Varghese M, Perry B, Janssen WGM, Sowa A, Giedzinski E, Apodaca L, Baulch J, Acharya M, Parihar V, Limoli CL. PMID: 30198564.
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    21. Remediation of Radiation-Induced Cognitive Dysfunction through Oral Administration of the Neuroprotective Compound NSI-189. Radiat Res. 2018 04; 189(4):345-353. Allen BD, Acharya MM, Lu C, Giedzinski E, Chmielewski NN, Quach D, Hefferan M, Johe KK, Limoli CL. PMID: 29351056.
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    22. Corrigendum: Adenosine Kinase Inhibition Protects against Cranial Radiation-Induced Cognitive Dysfunction. Front Mol Neurosci. 2017; 10:218. Acharya MM, Baulch JE, Lusardi TA, Allen BD, Chmielewski NN, Baddour AAD, Limoli CL, Boison D. PMID: 28698714.
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    23. Epigenetic determinants of space radiation-induced cognitive dysfunction. Sci Rep. 2017 02 21; 7:42885. Acharya MM, Baddour AA, Kawashita T, Allen BD, Syage AR, Nguyen TH, Yoon N, Giedzinski E, Yu L, Parihar VK, Baulch JE. PMID: 28220892.
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    24. Cosmic radiation exposure and persistent cognitive dysfunction. Sci Rep. 2016 10 10; 6:34774. Parihar VK, Allen BD, Caressi C, Kwok S, Chu E, Tran KK, Chmielewski NN, Giedzinski E, Acharya MM, Britten RA, Baulch JE, Limoli CL. PMID: 27721383.
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    25. Elimination of microglia improves cognitive function following cranial irradiation. Sci Rep. 2016 08 12; 6:31545. Acharya MM, Green KN, Allen BD, Najafi AR, Syage A, Minasyan H, Le MT, Kawashita T, Giedzinski E, Parihar VK, West BL, Baulch JE, Limoli CL. PMID: 27516055.
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    26. Adenosine Kinase Inhibition Protects against Cranial Radiation-Induced Cognitive Dysfunction. Front Mol Neurosci. 2016; 9:42. Acharya MM, Baulch JE, Lusardi TA, Allen BD, Chmielewski NN, Baddour AA, Limoli CL, Boison D. PMID: 27375429.
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    27. 3D surface analysis of hippocampal microvasculature in the irradiated brain. Environ Mol Mutagen. 2016 06; 57(5):341-9. Craver BM, Acharya MM, Allen BD, Benke SN, Hultgren NW, Baulch JE, Limoli CL. PMID: 27175611.
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    28. Cranial grafting of stem cell-derived microvesicles improves cognition and reduces neuropathology in the irradiated brain. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 Apr 26; 113(17):4836-41. Baulch JE, Acharya MM, Allen BD, Ru N, Chmielewski NN, Martirosian V, Giedzinski E, Syage A, Park AL, Benke SN, Parihar VK, Limoli CL. PMID: 27044087.
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    29. Consequences of low dose ionizing radiation exposure on the hippocampal microenvironment. PLoS One. 2015; 10(6):e0128316. Acharya MM, Patel NH, Craver BM, Tran KK, Giedzinski E, Tseng BP, Parihar VK, Limoli CL. PMID: 26042591.
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    30. What happens to your brain on the way to Mars. Sci Adv. 2015 May 01; 1(4). Parihar VK, Allen B, Tran KK, Macaraeg TG, Chu EM, Kwok SF, Chmielewski NN, Craver BM, Baulch JE, Acharya MM, Cucinotta FA, Limoli CL. PMID: 26180843.
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    31. Stem cell transplantation reverses chemotherapy-induced cognitive dysfunction. Cancer Res. 2015 Feb 15; 75(4):676-86. Acharya MM, Martirosian V, Chmielewski NN, Hanna N, Tran KK, Liao AC, Christie LA, Parihar VK, Limoli CL. PMID: 25687405.
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    32. Targeted overexpression of mitochondrial catalase prevents radiation-induced cognitive dysfunction. Antioxid Redox Signal. 2015 Jan 01; 22(1):78-91. Parihar VK, Allen BD, Tran KK, Chmielewski NN, Craver BM, Martirosian V, Morganti JM, Rosi S, Vlkolinsky R, Acharya MM, Nelson GA, Allen AR, Limoli CL. PMID: 24949841.
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    33. Defining the optimal window for cranial transplantation of human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cells to ameliorate radiation-induced cognitive impairment. Stem Cells Transl Med. 2015 Jan; 4(1):74-83. Acharya MM, Martirosian V, Christie LA, Riparip L, Strnadel J, Parihar VK, Limoli CL. PMID: 25391646.
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    34. Human neural stem cell transplantation provides long-term restoration of neuronal plasticity in the irradiated hippocampus. Cell Transplant. 2015; 24(4):691-702. Acharya MM, Rosi S, Jopson T, Limoli CL. PMID: 25289634.
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    35. Long-term cognitive effects of human stem cell transplantation in the irradiated brain. Int J Radiat Biol. 2014 Sep; 90(9):816-20. Acharya MM, Martirosian V, Christie LA, Limoli CL. PMID: 24882389.
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    36. Defining functional changes in the brain caused by targeted stereotaxic radiosurgery. Transl Cancer Res. 2014 Apr 01; 3(2):124-137. Parihar VK, Acharya MM, Roa DE, Bosch O, Christie LA, Limoli CL. PMID: 24904783.
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    37. Persistent changes in neuronal structure and synaptic plasticity caused by proton irradiation. Brain Struct Funct. 2015 Mar; 220(2):1161-71. Parihar VK, Pasha J, Tran KK, Craver BM, Acharya MM, Limoli CL. PMID: 24446074.
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    38. Functional consequences of radiation-induced oxidative stress in cultured neural stem cells and the brain exposed to charged particle irradiation. Antioxid Redox Signal. 2014 Mar 20; 20(9):1410-22. Tseng BP, Giedzinski E, Izadi A, Suarez T, Lan ML, Tran KK, Acharya MM, Nelson GA, Raber J, Parihar VK, Limoli CL. PMID: 23802883.
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    39. Transplantation of human fetal-derived neural stem cells improves cognitive function following cranial irradiation. Cell Transplant. 2014; 23(10):1255-66. Acharya MM, Christie LA, Hazel TG, Johe KK, Limoli CL. PMID: 23866792.
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    40. Mitochondrial-targeted human catalase affords neuroprotection from proton irradiation. Radiat Res. 2013 Jul; 180(1):1-6. Liao AC, Craver BM, Tseng BP, Tran KK, Parihar VK, Acharya MM, Limoli CL. PMID: 23672429.
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    41. Characterizing low dose and dose rate effects in rodent and human neural stem cells exposed to proton and gamma irradiation. Redox Biol. 2013; 1:153-62. Tseng BP, Lan ML, Tran KK, Acharya MM, Giedzinski E, Limoli CL. PMID: 24024148.
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    42. Characterizing the radioresponse of pluripotent and multipotent human stem cells. PLoS One. 2012; 7(12):e50048. Lan ML, Acharya MM, Tran KK, Bahari-Kashani J, Patel NH, Strnadel J, Giedzinski E, Limoli CL. PMID: 23272054.
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    43. SU-E-T-271: Irradiating a Single Hippocampus in a Small Rodent Using VMAT- RapidArc SRS: Preliminary Data. Med Phys. 2012 Jun; 39(6Part14):3765-3766. Lin Y, Limoli C, Acharya M, Christie L, Bosch O, Kumar V, Hamamura M, Roa D. PMID: 28517275.
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    44. Comparing the functional consequences of human stem cell transplantation in the irradiated rat brain. Cell Transplant. 2013; 22(1):55-64. Acharya MM, Christie LA, Lan ML, Limoli CL. PMID: 22546529.
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    45. Impaired cognitive function and hippocampal neurogenesis following cancer chemotherapy. Clin Cancer Res. 2012 Apr 01; 18(7):1954-65. Christie LA, Acharya MM, Parihar VK, Nguyen A, Martirosian V, Limoli CL. PMID: 22338017.
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    46. Stem cell transplantation strategies for the restoration of cognitive dysfunction caused by cranial radiotherapy. J Vis Exp. 2011 Oct 18; (56). Acharya MM, Roa DE, Bosch O, Lan ML, Limoli CL. PMID: 22042021.
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    47. Quantifying cognitive decrements caused by cranial radiotherapy. J Vis Exp. 2011 Oct 18; (56). Christie LA, Acharya MM, Limoli CL. PMID: 22042060.
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    48. Human neural stem cell transplantation ameliorates radiation-induced cognitive dysfunction. Cancer Res. 2011 Jul 15; 71(14):4834-45. Acharya MM, Christie LA, Lan ML, Giedzinski E, Fike JR, Rosi S, Limoli CL. PMID: 21757460.
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    49. Consequences of ionizing radiation-induced damage in human neural stem cells. Free Radic Biol Med. 2010 Dec 15; 49(12):1846-55. Acharya MM, Lan ML, Kan VH, Patel NH, Giedzinski E, Tseng BP, Limoli CL. PMID: 20826207.
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    50. Rescue of radiation-induced cognitive impairment through cranial transplantation of human embryonic stem cells. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009 Nov 10; 106(45):19150-5. Acharya MM, Christie LA, Lan ML, Donovan PJ, Cotman CW, Fike JR, Limoli CL. PMID: 19901336.
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    51. Radiation-induced reductions in neurogenesis are ameliorated in mice deficient in CuZnSOD or MnSOD. Free Radic Biol Med. 2009 Nov 15; 47(10):1459-67. Fishman K, Baure J, Zou Y, Huang TT, Andres-Mach M, Rola R, Suarez T, Acharya M, Limoli CL, Lamborn KR, Fike JR. PMID: 19703553.
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    52. Progress in neuroprotective strategies for preventing epilepsy. Prog Neurobiol. 2008 Apr; 84(4):363-404. Acharya MM, Hattiangady B, Shetty AK. PMID: 18207302.
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    53. Picrotoxin-induced convulsions alters rat brain microsomal membrane structural properties. Neurosci Lett. 2006 Feb 06; 394(1):9-12. Acharya MM, Katyare SS. PMID: 16368191.
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    54. Structural and functional alterations in mitochondrial membrane in picrotoxin-induced epileptic rat brain. Exp Neurol. 2005 Mar; 192(1):79-88. Acharya MM, Katyare SS. PMID: 15698621.
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    55. Picrotoxin-induced convulsions and lysosomal function in the rat brain. Indian J Clin Biochem. 2005 Jan; 20(1):56-60. Acharya MM, Khamesra SH, Katyare SS. PMID: 23105495.
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    56. An improved micromethod for tyrosine estimation. Z Naturforsch C J Biosci. 2004 Nov-Dec; 59(11-12):897-900. Acharya MM, Katyare SS. PMID: 15666553.
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    57. Effect of repeated intraperitoneal exposure to picrotoxin on rat liver lysosomal function. Indian J Exp Biol. 2004 Aug; 42(8):808-11. Acharya MM, Khamesra SH, Katyare SS. PMID: 15573532.
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