Selected Publications

Lo T, Lee Y, Tseng CY, Hu Y, Connelly MA, Mantzoros CS, Karp JM, Tavakkoli A. Daily transient coating of the intestine leads to weight loss and improved glucose tolerance. Metabolism. 2022 01; 26:154917. PMID: 34687727.

Lo T, Haridas RS, Rudge EJM, Chase RP, Heshmati K, Lucey EM, Weigl AM, Iyoha-Bello OJ, Ituah CO, Benjamin EJ, McNutt SW, Sathe L, Farnam L, Raby BA, Tavakkoli A, Croteau-Chonka DC, Sheu EG. Early Changes in Immune Cell Count, Metabolism, and Function Following Sleeve Gastrectomy: A Prospective Human Study. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. 2022 01 18; 107(2):e619-e630. PMID: 34514501.

Harris DA, Subramaniam R, Brenner T, Tavakkoli A, Sheu EG. Weight and organ specific immune cell profiling of sleeve gastrectomy in mice. Metabolism. 2021 05; 118:154729. PMID: 33607195.

Luo J, Subramaniam R, Aliabarian H, Lo T, Tavakkoli A, Yoo J, Sheu EG. A modified gut microbiome induced by sleeve gastrectomy promotes colitis-associated cancer. Gastroenterology. 2021 05; 160(6):s-13. Abstract.

Luo JN, Tavakkoli A. Physiologic Mechanisms of Weight Loss Following Metabolic/Bariatric Surgery. Surgical Clinics of North America. 2021 Apr; 101(2):223-237. PMID: 33743966.

Chaudhari SN, Luo JN, Harris DA, Aliakbarian H, Yao L, Paik D, Subramaniam R, Adhikari AA, Vernon AH, KiliƧ A, Weiss ST, Huh JR, Sheu EG, Devlin AS. A microbial metabolite remodels the gut-liver axis following bariatric surgery. Cell Host & Microbe. 2021 03 10; 29(3):408-424.e7. PMID: 33434516.

Chaudhari SN, Harris DA, Aliakbarian H, Luo JN, Henke MT, Subramaniam R, Vernon AH, Tavakkoli A, Sheu EG, Devlin AS. Bariatric surgery reveals a gut-restricted TGR5 agonist with anti-diabetic effects. Nature Chemical Biology. 2021 01; 17(1):20-29. PMID: 32747812.

Aliakbarian H, Bhutta HY, Heshmati K, Unes Kunju S, Sheu EG, Tavakkoli A. Pre-operative Predictors of Weight Loss and Weight Regain Following Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery: a Prospective Human Study. Obesity Surgery. 2020 12; 30(12):4852-4859. PMID: 32748203.

Harris DA, Mina A, Cabarkapa D, Heshmati K, Subramaniam R, Banks AS, Tavakkoli A, Sheu EG. Sleeve gastrectomy enhances glucose utilization and remodels adipose tissue independent of weight loss. American Journal of Physiology-Endocrinology and Metabolism. 2020 05 01; 318(5):E678-E688. PMID: 32069072.

Subramaniam R, Aliakbarian H, Bhutta HY, Harris DA, Tavakkoli A, Sheu EG. Sleeve Gastrectomy and Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Attenuate Pro-inflammatory Small Intestinal Cytokine Signatures. Obesity Surgery. 2019 12; 29(12):3824-3832. PMID: 31363962.

Heshmati K, Lo T, Tavakkoli A, Sheu E. Short-Term Outcomes of Inflammatory Bowel Disease after Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass vs Sleeve Gastrectomy. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2019 06; 228(6):893-901.e1. PMID: 30797083.

Bhutta HY, Rajpal N, White W, Freudenberg JM, Liu Y, Way J, Rajpal D, Cooper DC, Young A, Tavakkoli A, Chen L. Effect of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery on bile acid metabolism in normal and obese diabetic rats. PLoS One. 2015; 10(3):e0122273. PMID: 25798945.

Afnan J, Ahmadi-Yazdi C, Sheu EG, Oakes SM, Moore FD. Inhibition of rat gut reperfusion injury with an agent developed for the mouse. Evidence that amplification of injury by innate immunity is conserved between two animal species. American Journal of Physiology-Regulatory, Integrative, and Comparative Physiology. 2010 Jun; 298(6):R1675-81. PMID: 20335374.

Stearns AT, Balakrishnan A, Rhoads DB, Tavakkolizadeh A. Rapid upregulation of sodium-glucose transporter SGLT1 in response to intestinal sweet taste stimulation. Annals of Surgery. 2010 May; 251(5):865-71. PMID: 20395849.

Stearns AT, Balakrishnan A, Tavakkolizadeh A. Impact of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery on rat intestinal glucose transport. American Journal of Physiology-Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology. 2009 Nov; 297(5):G950-7. PMID: 20501442.