* indicates student author from the lab

Flesaker MQ*, Serviente C* Troy LM, Witkowski S.  The role of cardiorespiratory fitness on quality of life in midlife women. Menopause 2021 Jan 11;Publish Ahead of Print. doi: 10.1097/GME.0000000000001719. Online ahead of print. PubMed PMID: 33438890.

Serviente C*, Tuomainen TP, Virtanen J, Witkowski S, Niskanen L, Bertone-Johnson E. Follicle-stimulating hormone is associated with lipids in postmenopausal women. Menopause. 2019 May;26(5):540-545. doi: 10.1097/GME.0000000000001273. PubMed PMID: 30562316.

Serviente C*, Witkowski S. Follicle-stimulating hormone, but not cardiorespiratory fitness, is associated with flow-mediated dilation with advancing menopausal stage. Menopause. 2019 May;26(5):531-539. doi: 10.1097/GME.0000000000001267. PubMed PMID: 30489425.

Serviente C*, Burnside AS, Witkowski S. Moderate Intensity Exercise Reduces Activated and Apoptotic Endothelial Microparticles in Healthy Midlife Women. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2019 Jan 1;126(1):102-110. doi: 10.1152/japplphysiol.00420.2018. PubMed PMID: 30236051.

Witkowski S and Serviente C*. Endothelial Dysfunction and Menopause: Is exercise an effective countermeasure? Climacteric. 2018 Jun;21(3):267-275. doi 10.1080/13697137.2018.1441822.

Ribeiro F, Ribeiro IP, Gonçalves AC, Alves AJ, Melo E, Fernandes R, Costa R, Sarmento-Ribeiro AB, Duarte JA, Carreira IM, Witkowski S, Oliveira J. Effects of resistance exercise on endothelial progenitor cell mobilization in women. Sci Rep. 2017 Dec 19;7(1):17880. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-18156-6. PubMed PMID: 29259281.

Hayes KL*, Messina LM, Schwartz LM, Yan J, Burnside AS, Witkowski S. Type 2 diabetes impairs the ability of skeletal muscle pericytes to augment postischemic neovascularization in db/db mice. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2018 May 1;314(5):C534-C544. doi: 10.1152/ajpcell.00158.2017. [Epub 2018 Jan 10] PubMed PMID: 29351404.

Witkowski S and Serviente C*.  Changing sex hormones represent a cardiovascular disadvantage for aging women.  Invited Commentary. Exerc Sport Sci Rev. 2017 Apr;45(2):57. doi: 10.1249/JES.0000000000000108. PMID: 28306677.

Serviente C*, Troy LM, de Jonge M*, Shill D, Jenkins NT, Witkowski S.  Endothelial and Inflammatory Responses to Acute Exercise in Perimenopausal and Late Postmenopausal Women. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2016 Nov 1;311(5):R841-R850. doi: 10.1152/ajpregu.00189.2016. PMID:27534876.

Witkowski S, Guhanarayan G*, and Burgess R*. Glucose and acute exercise influence factors secreted by circulating angiogenic cells in vitro. Physiological Reports. 2016 Feb;4(3). pii: e12649. doi: 10.14814/phy2.12649. PMID:26847726.

Sen S, Witkowski S, Lagoy A, Islam, A. A six-week home exercise program improves endothelial function and CD34+ circulating progenitor cells in patients with pre-diabetes. Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism. 2015 Apr;5(1-2):163-171.

LaBarbera KE*, Hyldahl RD, O’Fallon KS, Clarkson PM, Witkowski S. Pericyte NF-κB activation enhances endothelial cell proliferation and proangiogenic cytokine secretion in vitro. Physiological Reports. 2015 Apr;3(4). PMID:25911453.

Guhanarayan G*, Jablonski J*, Witkowski S. Circulating Angiogenic Cell Population Responses to 10 Days of Reduced Physical Activity. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2014 Jul 10. PMID:25012029

Chapman RF, Karlsen T, Resaland GK, Ge RL, Harber MP, Witkowski S, Stray-Gundersen J, Levine BD. Defining the “dose” of altitude training: how high to live for optimal sea level performance enhancement. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2014 Mar 15;116(6):595-603. PMID:24157530

Guth LM, Ludlow AT, Witkowski S, Marshall MR, Lima LC, Venezia AC, Xiao T, Lee ML, Spangenburg EE, Roth SM. Sex-specific Effects of Exercise Ancestry on Metabolic, Morphological, and Gene Expression Phenotypes in Multiple Generations of Mouse Offspring. Exp Physiol. 2013 Oct;98(10):1469-84. PMID:23771910.

Many G, Jenkins NT, Witkowski S, Damsker J, Hagberg JM.  The Effects of Aerobic Training and Age on Plasma sICAM-1. Int J. of Sports Med.  2013 Mar;34(3):253-7. PMID:22972240.

Ludlow AT, Witkowski S, Marshall MR, Wang J, Lima LCJ, Guth LM Spangenburg EE, Roth SM.  Chronic exercise modifies age-related telomere dynamics in a tissue-specific fashion.  J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2012 Sep;67(9):911-26. PMID: 22389464.

Biork L, Jenkins NT, Witkowski S, Hagberg JM.  Nitro-oxidative stress biomarkers in active and inactive men.    Int J Sports Med. 2012 Apr;33(4):279-84. PMID: 22377943.

Witkowski S, Jenkins NT, Hagberg JM.  Enhancing treatment for cardiovascular disease: Exercise and circulating angiogenic cells. Exerc Sport Sci Rev. 2011 Apr;39(2):93-101. PMID: 21206284.

McKenzie JA, Witkowski S, Ludlow AT, Roth SM, Hagberg JM. AKT1 G205T Genotype Influences Obesity-Related Metabolic Phenotypes and Their Responses to Aerobic Exercise Training in Older Caucasians.  Exp Physiol. 2011 Mar;96(3):338-4. PMID: 21097644.

Jenkins  NT, McKenzie JA, Hagberg  JM, Witkowski  S. Plasma fetuin-A concentrations in young and older high- and low-active men. Metabolism.  2011 Feb;60(2);265-71. PMID: 20199782. One of the top-cited papers in 2011 for this journal.

Witkowski S, Lovering RM, Spangenburg EE. High-frequency electrically stimulated skeletal muscle contractions increase p70s6k phosphorylation independent of known IGF-I sensitive signaling pathways.  FEBS Lett. 2010 July 2;584(13);2891-5. PMID: 20466004.

Lockard MM^, Witkowski S^, Jenkins NT, Spangenburg EE, Obisesan TO, Hagberg JM. The Effect of Thrombin on Putative Endothelial Progenitor Cells with Exercise and Exercise Training.   J Appl Physiol. 2010 Jun;108(6):1682-90. PMID: 20378705. ^Contributed equally.

Jenkins NT, McKenzie JA, Damcott CM, Witkowski  S, and Hagberg JM. Endurance exercise training effects on body fatness, VO2max, HDL-C subfractions, and glucose tolerance are influenced by a PLIN haplotype in older Caucasians. J Appl Physiol. 2010 Mar;108(3):498-506. PMID: 19850727.

Witkowski S, Lockard MM, Jenkins NT, Obisesan TO, Spangenburg EE, Hagberg JM. Relationship between circulating progenitor cells, vascular function and oxidative stress with long term training and short term detraining in older men.  Clin Sci (Lond). 2010 Feb;118(4):303-11. PMID: 19723023.

Jenkins NT, Witkowski S, Spangenburg EE, and Hagberg JM.  Effects of acute and chronic endurance exercise on intracellular nitric oxide in putative endothelial progenitor cells: Role of NADPH oxidase. AJP Heart and Circulatory Physiology. 2009 Nov;297(5):H1798-805. PMID: 19717732.

Witkowski S and Spangenburg EE. Reduced Physical Activity and the Retired Athlete: a dangerous combination? Br J Sports Med. 2008 Dec;42 (12):952-3. PMID: 18981041.

Ludlow AT, Zimmerman JB, Witkowski S, Hearn JW, Hatfield BD, Roth SM. Relationship between physical activity, telomere length, and telomerase activity in peripheral blood mononucleocytes. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2008 Oct; 40 (10):1764-71. PMID: 18799986.

Deeny SP, Poeppel D, Zimmerman JB, Roth SM, Brandauer J, Witkowski S, Hearn JW, Ludlow AT, Contreras-Vidal JL, Brandt J, Hatfield BD. Exercise, APOE, and working memory: MEG and behavioral evidence for benefit of exercise in middle-aged e4 carriers. Biol Psychol. 2008 May; 78 (2):179-87. PMID: 18395955.

Witkowski S and Hagberg JM. Progenitor Cells and Age: Can we Fight Aging with Exercise? J Appl Physiol. 102 (3): 834-835, 2007. PMID: 17204579.

Zhang R, Witkowski S, Fu Q, Claassen JA, Levine BD Cerebral hemodynamics after short and long-term reduction in blood pressure in mild and moderate hypertension. Hypertension. 49:1-7, 2007. PMID: 17353511.

Claassen JA, Zhang R, Fu Q, Witkowski S, Levine BD.  Transcranial Doppler estimation of cerebral blood flow and cerebrovascular conductance during modified rebreathing. J Appl Physiol. March; 102: 870-877, 2007. PMID: 17110510.

Fu Q, Witkowski S, Okazaki K, Levine BD.  Effects of gender and hypovolemia on sympathetic neural responses to orthostatic stress.  Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol, Jul;289(1):R109-16, 2005. PMID:15761188.

Fu Q, Zhang R, Witkowski S, Arbab-Zadeh A, Prasad A, Okazaki K, Levine BD.  Persistent sympathetic activation during chronic antihypertensive therapy: A potential mechanism for hypertension morbidity or treatment failure? Hypertension, Apr;45(4):513-21, 2005. PMID:15738344.

Fu Q, Witkowski S, Levine BD. Vasoconstrictor reserve and sympathetic neural control of orthostasis.  Circulation, Nov 2;110(18):2931-7, 2004. PMID: 15505093.

Zhang R, Wilson TE, Witkowski S, Cui J, Crandall CG, Levine BD. Inhibition of nitric oxide synthase does not alter dynamic cerebral autoregulation in humans. American Journal of Physiology: Heart and Circulatory Physiology,  Mar;286(3):H863-9, 2004. PMID: 15008160.

Jedlickova K, Stockton DW, Chen H, Stray-Gundersen J, Witkowski S, Ri-Li G, Jelinek J, Levine BD, Prchal JT.  Search for genetic determinants of individual variability of the erythropoietin response to high altitude. Blood Cells and Molecular Diseases, Sep-Oct;31(2):175-82, 2003. PMID: 12972022.

Cui J, Zhang R, Wilson TE, Witkowski S, Crandall CG, Levine BD. Nitric oxide synthase inhibition does not affect regulation of muscle sympathetic nerve activity during head-up tilt.  American Journal of Physiology: Heart and Circulatory Physiology. 285:H2105-H2110, 2003. PMID: 12842819.

Ri-Li G, Chase PJ, Witkowski S, Wyrick BL, Stone JA, Levine BD, and Babb TG. Obesity: associations with acute mountain sickness. Ann of Internal Medicine, Aug 19; 139(4):253-7, 2003. PMID: 12965980.

Wilson TE, Cui J, Zhang R, Witkowski S, Crandall CG. Skin Cooling maintains cerebral blood flow velocity and othostatic tolerance during tilting in heated humans. J Appl Physiol 93: 85-91, 2002. PMID: 12070190.

Ri-Li G, Witkowski S, Zhang Y, Alfrey C, Sivieri M, Karlsen T, Resaland GK, Stray-Gundersen J, Levine BD. Determinants of erythropoietin release in response to short term, hypobaric hypoxia. J Appl Physiol. 92 (6), 2361-2367, 2002. PMID: 12015348.


Boppart, MD, De Lisio M, and Witkowski S. Exercise and Stem Cells. In Claude Bouchard, editor: Molecular and Cellular Regulation of Adaptation to Exercise, Vol 135, Progress in Molecular Biology and Translational Science. UK: Academic Press, 2015, pp 423-456. ISSN 1877-1173. PMID:26477925.