Genevieve Sparagna, PhD
Associate Research Professor, Medicine-Cardiology

Department: Medicine-Cardiology


  • Garcia AM, Toni LS, Miyano CA, Sparagna GC, Jonscher R, Phillips EK, Karimpour-Fard A, Chapman HL, Baybayon-Grandgeorge AN, Pietra AE, Selner E, Chatfield KC, Stauffer BL, Sucharov CC, Miyamoto SD. Cardiac Transcriptome Remodeling and Impaired Bioenergetics in Single-Ventricle Congenital Heart Disease. JACC Basic Transl Sci. 2023 Mar;8(3):258-279. PubMed PMID: 37034285
  • Hryc CF, Mallampalli VKPS, Bovshik EI, Azinas S, Fan G, Serysheva II, Sparagna GC, Baker ML, Mileykovskaya E, Dowhan W. Structural insights into cardiolipin replacement by phosphatidylglycerol in a cardiolipin-lacking yeast respiratory supercomplex. Nat Commun. 2023 May 15;14(1):2783. PubMed PMID: 37188665
  • Rai AK, Sawasato K, Kozlova A, Sparagna GC, Bogdanov M, Mitchell AM. Differentiation of gram-negative intermembrane phospholipid transporter function by intrinsic substrate preference. bioRxiv. 2023 Sep 14. PubMed PMID: 37745482
  • Mahler CA, Snoke DB, Cole RM, Angelotti A, Sparagna GC, Baskin KK, Ni A, Belury MA. Consuming a Linoleate-Rich Diet Increases Concentrations of Tetralinoleoyl Cardiolipin in Mouse Liver and Alters Hepatic Mitochondrial Respiration. J Nutr. 2023 Dec 30. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 38160803
  • Zegallai HM, Abu-El-Rub E, Mejia EM, Sparagna GC, Cole LK, Marshall AJ, Hatch GM. Tafazzin deficiency attenuates anti-cluster of differentiation 40 and interleukin-4 activation of mouse B lymphocytes. Cell Tissue Res. 2022 Dec;390(3):429-439. PubMed PMID: 36129532
  • Zegallai HM, Abu-El-Rub E, Olayinka-Adefemi F, Cole LK, Sparagna GC, Marshall AJ, Hatch GM. Tafazzin deficiency in mouse mesenchymal stem cells promote reprogramming of activated B lymphocytes toward immunosuppressive phenotypes. FASEB J. 2022 Aug;36(8):e22443. PubMed PMID: 35816277
  • Cole RM, Angelotti A, Sparagna GC, Ni A, Belury MA. Linoleic Acid-Rich Oil Alters Circulating Cardiolipin Species and Fatty Acid Composition in Adults: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Mol Nutr Food Res. 2022 Aug;66(15):e2101132. PubMed PMID: 35596730
  • San-Millan I, Sparagna GC, Chapman HL, Warkins VL, Chatfield KC, Shuff SR, Martinez JL, Brooks GA. Chronic Lactate Exposure Decreases Mitochondrial Function by Inhibition of Fatty Acid Uptake and Cardiolipin Alterations in Neonatal Rat Cardiomyocytes. Front Nutr. 2022;9:809485. PubMed PMID: 35308271
  • Cole LK, Sparagna GC, Dolinsky VW, Hatch GM. Altered cardiolipin metabolism is associated with cardiac mitochondrial dysfunction in pulmonary vascular remodeled perinatal rat pups. PLoS One. 2022;17(2):e0263520. PubMed PMID: 35143544
  • Chatfield KC, Sparagna GC, Specht KS, Whitcomb LA, Omar AK, Miyamoto SD, Wolfe LM, Chicco AJ. Long-chain fatty acid oxidation and respiratory complex I deficiencies distinguish Barth Syndrome from idiopathic pediatric cardiomyopathy. J Inherit Metab Dis. 2022 Jan;45(1):111-124. PubMed PMID: 34821394
  • Snoke DB, Mahler CA, Angelotti A, Cole RM, Sparagna GC, Baskin KK, Belury MA. Linoleic Acid-Enriched Diet Increases Mitochondrial Tetralinoleoyl Cardiolipin, OXPHOS Protein Levels, and Uncoupling in Interscapular Brown Adipose Tissue during Diet-Induced Weight Gain. Biology (Basel). 2022 Dec 21;12(1). PubMed PMID: 36671702
  • Sparagna GC, Jonscher RL, Shuff SR, Phillips EK, Wilson CE, Woulfe KC, Garcia AM, Stauffer BL, Chatfield KC. Linoleate-Enrichment of Mitochondrial Cardiolipin Molecular Species Is Developmentally Regulated and a Determinant of Metabolic Phenotype. Biology (Basel). 2022 Dec 24;12(1). PubMed PMID: 36671725
  • Garcia AM, McPhaul JC, Sparagna GC, Jeffrey DA, Jonscher RL, Patel S, Sucharov CC, Stauffer BL, Miyamoto SD, Chatfield KC. Alteration of Cardiolipin Biosynthesis and Remodeling in Single Right Ventricle Congenital Heart Disease. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2020 Feb 14. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32056460
  • Le CH, Benage LG, Specht KS, Li Puma LC, Mulligan CM, Heuberger AL, Prenni JE, Claypool SM, Chatfield KC, Sparagna GC, Chicco AJ. Tafazzin deficiency impairs CoA-dependent oxidative metabolism in cardiac mitochondria. J Biol Chem. 2020 Aug 28;295(35):12485-12497. PubMed PMID: 32665401
  • Cole LK, Mejia EM, Sparagna GC, Vandel M, Xiang B, Han X, Dedousis N, Kaufman BA, Dolinsky VW, Hatch GM. Cardiolipin deficiency elevates susceptibility to a lipotoxic hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 2020 Jul;144:24-34. PubMed PMID: 32418915
  • Garcia AM, McPhaul JC, Sparagna GC, Jeffrey DA, Jonscher R, Patel SS, Sucharov CC, Stauffer BL, Miyamoto SD, Chatfield KC. Alteration of cardiolipin biosynthesis and remodeling in single right ventricle congenital heart disease. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2020 Apr 1;318(4):H787-H800. PubMed PMID: 32056460
  • Chatfield KC, Sparagna GC, Chau S, Phillips EK, Ambardekar AV, Aftab M, Mitchell MB, Sucharov CC, Miyamoto SD, Stauffer BL. Elamipretide Improves Mitochondrial Function in the Failing Human Heart. JACC Basic Transl Sci. 2019 Apr;4(2):147-157. PubMed PMID: 31061916
  • Chung DJ, Healy TM, McKenzie JL, Chicco AJ, Sparagna GC, Schulte PM. Mitochondria, Temperature, and the Pace of Life. Integr Comp Biol. 2018 Sep 1;58(3):578-590. PubMed PMID: 29718252
  • Chung DJ, Sparagna GC, Chicco AJ, Schulte PM. Patterns of mitochondrial membrane remodeling parallel functional adaptations to thermal stress. J Exp Biol. 2018 Apr 11;221(Pt 7). PubMed PMID: 29643174
  • Sullivan EM, Pennington ER, Sparagna GC, Torres MJ, Neufer PD, Harris M, Washington J, Anderson EJ, Zeczycki TN, Brown DA, Shaikh SR. Docosahexaenoic acid lowers cardiac mitochondrial enzyme activity by replacing linoleic acid in the phospholipidome. J Biol Chem. 2018 Jan 12;293(2):466-483. PubMed PMID: 29162722
  • Tsushima K, Bugger H, Wende AR, Soto J, Jenson GA, Tor AR, McGlauflin R, Kenny HC, Zhang Y, Souvenir R, Hu XX, Sloan CL, Pereira RO, Lira VA, Spitzer KW, Sharp TL, Shoghi KI, Sparagna GC, Rog-Zielinska EA, Kohl P, Khalimonchuk O, Schaffer JE, Abel ED. Mitochondrial Reactive Oxygen Species in Lipotoxic Hearts Induce Post-Translational Modifications of AKAP121, DRP1, and OPA1 That Promote Mitochondrial Fission. Circ Res. 2018 Jan 5;122(1):58-73. PubMed PMID: 29092894
  • Ryan TE, Yamaguchi DJ, Schmidt CA, Zeczycki TN, Shaikh SR, Brophy P, Green TD, Tarpey MD, Karnekar R, Goldberg EJ, Sparagna GC, Torres MJ, Annex BH, Neufer PD, Spangenburg EE, McClung JM. Extensive skeletal muscle cell mitochondriopathy distinguishes critical limb ischemia patients from claudicants. JCI Insight. 2018 Nov 2;3(21). [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30385731
  • Sullivan EM, Fix A, Crouch MJ, Sparagna GC, Zeczycki TN, Brown DA, Shaikh SR. Murine diet-induced obesity remodels cardiac and liver mitochondrial phospholipid acyl chains with differential effects on respiratory enzyme activity. J Nutr Biochem. 2017 Jul;45:94-103. PubMed PMID: 28437736
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