Daniel Ory

Professor of Medicine, Professor of Cell Biology and Physiology, Alan A and Edith L Wolff Professor of Cardiology

  • 11942 Citations
1985 …2019
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Research interests

My lab seeks to understand the basic molecular mechanisms in regulation of cholesterol homeostasis, and the function of the Niemann-Pick C1 (NPC1) protein. A major effort in lab involves genetic screens in cultured cells to identify molecular machinery involved in intracellular cholesterol trafficking. These studies include investigation of the mechanism through which oxygenated forms of cholesterol exert their homeostatic effects, and have led to identification of candidate cholesterol metabolites that are being examined as biomarkers for atherosclerosis and diabetes in human populations. A second area of interest is study of the role of Niemann-Pick C1 (NPC1) in cholesterol homeostasis. The function of NPC1 in cholesterol trafficking in macrophages is being examined in mouse models of atherosclerosis, and the mechanism by which NPC1 loss of function contributes to neuronal cell death is being studied in a mouse knockout model.

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Research Output 1985 2019

2-Hydroxypropyl-β-cyclodextrin is the active component in a triple combination formulation for treatment of Niemann-Pick C1 disease

Davidson, J., Molitor, E., Moores, S., Gale, S. E., Subramanian, K., Jiang, X., Sidhu, R., Kell, P., Zhang, J., Fujiwara, H., Davidson, C., Helquist, P., Melancon, B. J., Grigalunas, M., Liu, G., Salahi, F., Wiest, O., Xu, X., Porter, F. D., Pipalia, N. H. & 6 others, Cruz, D. L., Holson, E. B., Schaffer, J., Walkley, S. U., Maxfield, F. R. & Ory, D., Oct 1 2019, In : Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - Molecular and Cell Biology of Lipids. 1864, 10, p. 1545-1561 17 p.

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Niemann-Pick Diseases
Histone Deacetylase Inhibitors
Type C Niemann-Pick Disease
1 Citation (Scopus)

Comprehensive behavioral and biochemical outcomes of novel murine models of GM1-gangliosidosis and Morquio syndrome type B

Przybilla, M. J., Ou, L., Tăbăran, A. F., Jiang, X., Sidhu, R., Kell, P. J., Ory, D., O'Sullivan, M. G. & Whitley, C. B., Feb 1 2019, In : Molecular genetics and metabolism. 126, 2, p. 139-150 12 p.

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Open Access
Mucopolysaccharidosis IV
GM1 Gangliosidosis
Enzyme activity
Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats
2 Citations (Scopus)

Diagnosis of niemann-pick C1 by measurement of bile acid biomarkers in archived newborn dried blood spots

Jiang, X., Sidhu, R., Orsini, J. J., Farhat, N. Y., Porter, F. D., Berry-Kravis, E., Schaffer, J. & Ory, D., Feb 1 2019, In : Molecular genetics and metabolism. 126, 2, p. 183-187 5 p.

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Type C Niemann-Pick Disease
Bile Acids and Salts
Newborn Infant

Low dose chloroquine decreases insulin resistance in human metabolic syndrome but does not reduce carotid intima-media thickness

McGill, J., Johnson, M., Hurst, S., Cade, T., Yarasheski, K. E., Ostlund, R., Schechtman, K., Razani, B., Kastan, M. B., McClain, D. A., De Las Fuentes, L., Davila-Roman, V., Ory, D., Wickline, S. A. & Semenkovich, C., Jul 29 2019, In : Diabetology and Metabolic Syndrome. 11, 1, 61.

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Open Access
Carotid Intima-Media Thickness
Insulin Resistance
Ataxia Telangiectasia
1 Citation (Scopus)

Metabolism of Non-Enzymatically Derived Oxysterols: Clues from sterol metabolic disorders

Griffiths, W. J., Yutuc, E., Abdel-Khalik, J., Crick, P. J., Hearn, T., Dickson, A., Bigger, B. W., Hoi-Yee Wu, T., Goenka, A., Ghosh, A., Jones, S. A., Covey, D., Ory, D. & Wang, Y., Jan 1 2019, In : Free Radical Biology and Medicine.

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Open Access
Bile Acids and Salts
Free Radicals