Andrew Gow, Ph.D.

Professor Rutgers University – Ernest Mario School of PharmacyEOHSI – Toxicology
Work William Levine Hall Room 009 160 Frelinghuysen Road Piscataway NJ 08854 Work Phone: 732-445-4612 Work Fax: 732-445-0119 Website: Dr. Gow’s Bio Page
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Biographical Info

Education

  • BSc,  (Hons)  University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
  • MEd,  Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
  • PhD, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
  • Post-Doc, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Research Areas

Mechanisms of nitric oxide signaling in a wide variety of pathophysiological conditions; molecular mechanisms involved in controlling nitric oxide signaling and the role of nitric oxide in cardiopulmonary diseases such as emphysema, acute lung injury, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, sickle cell disease and diabetes; Nitric oxide in inflammatory cells such as macrophages and microglia.

Research

Our laboratory investigates mechanisms of Nitric Oxide signaling in a wide variety of pathophysiological conditions.  We seek to understand the molecular mechanisms involved in controlling Nitric Oxide signaling and answer the question as to how nature uses such a simple molecule to control a multitude of biological processes and in almost every organism.  In particular, we investigate the role of Nitric Oxide in cardiopulmonary diseases such as emphysema, acute lung injury, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, sickle cell disease and diabetes.  We are particularly interested in the function of Nitric Oxide in inflammatory cells such as macrophages and microglia.  It is thought that by better understanding the mechanisms involved in Nitric Oxide signaling that we can design appropriate pharmacological interventions for human diseases in which Nitric Oxide metabolism is disrupted.

Research Highlights

  • S-nitrosylation of pulmonary collectins
  • Role of nitric oxide in lung disease
  • Mechanisms regulating nitric oxide biosynthesis

Scholarly Activities

  • 2001, Florence R.C. Murray Fellowship
  • 2000, Translational Medicine Award, Duke University
  • 1998, Chartered Chemist, Royal Society of Chemistry
  • 1997, Young Investigator Award, International Nitric Oxide Society
  • 1996, Young Investigator Award, Oxygen Society
  • 1995-97, National Research Service Award, National Institutes of Health-NHLBI in Lung Cell and Molecular Biology
  • 1993-95, Russell Conwell Research Fellowship

Recent Publications

  1. Herbert, J, Kelty, J, Laskin, J, Laskin, D, Gow, A. Menthol Flavoring in E-Cigarette Condensate Causes Pulmonary Dysfunction and Cytotoxicity in Precision Cut Lung Slices. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2023; :. doi: 10.1152/ajplung.00222.2022. PubMed PMID:36692165
  2. Malaviya, R, Gardner, CR, Rancourt, RC, Smith, LC, Abramova, EV, Vayas, KN, Gow, AJ, Laskin, JD, Laskin, DL. Lung injury and oxidative stress induced by inhaled chlorine in mice is associated with proinflammatory activation of macrophages and altered bioenergetics. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol. 2023; :116388. doi: 10.1016/j.taap.2023.116388. PubMed PMID:36690086
  3. Radbel, J, Meshanni, JA, Gardner, CR, Le-Hoang, O, Cervelli, J, Laskin, JD, Gow, AJ, Laskin, DL. Novel method to assess resident alveolar macrophage efferocytosis of apoptotic neutrophils by flow cytometry. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol. 2023;460 :116359. doi: 10.1016/j.taap.2022.116359. PubMed PMID:36565939 PubMed Central PMC9870943
  4. Gholizadeh, A, Black, K, Kipen, H, Laumbach, R, Gow, A, Weisel, C, Javanmard, M. Detection of respiratory inflammation biomarkers in non-processed exhaled breath condensate samples using reduced graphene oxide. RSC Adv. 2022;12 (55):35627-35638. doi: 10.1039/d2ra05764f. PubMed PMID:36545081 PubMed Central PMC9745889
  5. Pappas, G, Wilkinson, ML, Gow, AJ. Nitric oxide regulation of cellular metabolism: Adaptive tuning of cellular energy. Nitric Oxide. 2023;131 :8-17. doi: 10.1016/j.niox.2022.11.006. PubMed PMID:36470373 PubMed Central PMC9839556
  6. Taylor, S, Murray, A, Francis, M, Abramova, E, Guo, C, Laskin, DL, Gow, AJ. Regulation of macrophage activation by S-Nitrosothiols following ozone-induced lung injury. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol. 2022;457 :116281. doi: 10.1016/j.taap.2022.116281. PubMed PMID:36244437
  7. Xu, S, Karmacharya, N, Woo, J, Cao, G, Guo, C, Gow, A, Panettieri, RA Jr, Jude, JA. Starving a Cell Promotes Airway Smooth Muscle Relaxation: Inhibition of Glycolysis Attenuates Excitation-Contraction Coupling. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2023;68 (1):39-48. doi: 10.1165/rcmb.2021-0495OC. PubMed PMID:36227725 PubMed Central PMC9817909
  8. Sunil, VR, Vayas, KN, Radbel, J, Abramova, E, Gow, A, Laskin, JD, Laskin, DL. Impaired energy metabolism and altered functional activity of alveolar type II epithelial cells following exposure of rats to nitrogen mustard. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol. 2022;456 :116257. doi: 10.1016/j.taap.2022.116257. PubMed PMID:36174670
  9. Murray, A, Banota, T, Guo, GL, Smith, LC, Meshanni, JA, Lee, J, Kong, B, Abramova, EV, Goedken, M, Gow, AJ et al.. Farnesoid X receptor regulates lung macrophage activation and injury following nitrogen mustard exposure. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol. 2022;454 :116208. doi: 10.1016/j.taap.2022.116208. PubMed PMID:35998709
  10. Stevenson, ER, Wilkinson, ML, Abramova, E, Guo, C, Gow, AJ. Intratracheal Administration of Acyl Coenzyme A Acyltransferase-1 Inhibitor K-604 Reduces Pulmonary Inflammation Following Bleomycin-Induced Lung Injury. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 2022;382 (3):356-365. doi: 10.1124/jpet.122.001284. PubMed PMID:35970601 PubMed Central PMC9426763
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