Karin Zemski Berry, PhD
Sr. Instructor, Medicine-Endocrinology/Metabolism/Diabetes


  • Zarini S, Zemski Berry KA, Kahn DE, Garfield A, Perreault L, Kerege A, Bergman BC. Deoxysphingolipids: Atypical Skeletal Muscle Lipids Related to Insulin Resistance in Humans That Decrease Insulin Sensitivity In Vitro. Diabetes. 2023 Jul 1;72(7):884-897. PubMed PMID: 37186949
  • Powell TL, Uhlson C, Madi L, Berry KZ, Chassen SS, Jansson T, Ferchaud-Roucher V. Fetal sex differences in placental LCPUFA ether and plasmalogen phosphatidylethanolamine and phosphatidylcholine contents in pregnancies complicated by obesity. Biol Sex Differ. 2023 Sep 28;14(1):66. PubMed PMID: 37770949
  • Diaz-Vegas A, Madsen S, Cooke KC, Carroll L, Khor JXY, Turner N, Lim XY, Astore MA, Morris JC, Don AS, Garfield A, Zarini S, Zemski Berry KA, Ryan AP, Bergman BC, Brozinick JT, James DE, Burchfield JG. Mitochondrial electron transport chain, ceramide, and coenzyme Q are linked in a pathway that drives insulin resistance in skeletal muscle. Elife. 2023 Dec 27;12. PubMed PMID: 38149844
  • Powell TL, Barentsen K, Vaughan O, Uhlson C, Zemski Berry K, Erickson K, Faer K, Chassen SS, Jansson T. Knockdown of Placental Major Facilitator Superfamily Domain Containing 2a in Pregnant Mice Reduces Fetal Brain Growth and Phospholipid Docosahexaenoic Acid Content. Nutrients. 2023 Nov 29;15(23). PubMed PMID: 38068814
  • Bidne KL, Uhlson C, Palmer C, Zemski-Berry K, Powell TL. Human placental lipid content and lipid metabolic enzyme abundance in obesity and across gestation. Clin Sci (Lond). 2022 Oct 14;136(19):1389-1404. PubMed PMID: 36103262
  • Kahn D, Macias E, Zarini S, Garfield A, Zemski Berry K, MacLean P, Gerszten RE, Libby A, Solt C, Schoen J, Bergman BC. Exploring Visceral and Subcutaneous Adipose Tissue Secretomes in Human Obesity: Implications for Metabolic Disease. Endocrinology. 2022 Oct 11;163(11). PubMed PMID: 36036084
  • Chassen SS, Zemski-Berry K, Raymond-Whish S, Driver C, Hobbins JC, Powell TL. Altered Cord Blood Lipid Concentrations Correlate with Birth Weight and Doppler Velocimetry of Fetal Vessels in Human Fetal Growth Restriction Pregnancies. Cells. 2022 Oct 2;11(19). PubMed PMID: 36231072
  • Zarini S, Brozinick JT, Zemski Berry KA, Garfield A, Perreault L, Kerege A, Bui HH, Sanders P, Siddall P, Kuo MS, Bergman BC. Serum dihydroceramides correlate with insulin sensitivity in humans and decrease insulin sensitivity in vitro. J Lipid Res. 2022 Oct;63(10):100270. PubMed PMID: 36030929
  • Kahn D, Macias E, Zarini S, Garfield A, Zemski Berry K, Gerszten R, Schoen J, Cree-Green M, Bergman BC. Quantifying the inflammatory secretome of human intermuscular adipose tissue. Physiol Rep. 2022 Aug;10(16):e15424. PubMed PMID: 35980018
  • Vaughan OR, Rosario FJ, Chan J, Cox LA, Ferchaud-Roucher V, Zemski-Berry KA, Reusch JEB, Keller AC, Powell TL, Jansson T. Maternal obesity causes fetal cardiac hypertrophy and alters adult offspring myocardial metabolism in mice. J Physiol. 2022 Jul;600(13):3169-3191. PubMed PMID: 35545608
  • Guth A, Monk E, Agarwal R, Bergman BC, Zemski-Berry KA, Minic A, Jordan K, Schlaepfer IR. Targeting Fat Oxidation in Mouse Prostate Cancer Decreases Tumor Growth and Stimulates Anti-Cancer Immunity. Int J Mol Sci. 2020 Dec 18;21(24). PubMed PMID: 33352903
  • Fickes R, Voelker DR, Berry KZ, Murphy RC. Tandem mass spectrometry of novel ether-linked phospholipid analogs of anionic pulmonary surfactant phospholipids. Rapid Commun Mass Spectrom. 2016 Dec 30;30(24):2601-2606. PubMed PMID: 27689848
  • Berry KA, Barkley RM, Berry JJ, Hankin JA, Hoyes E, Brown JM, Murphy RC. Tandem Mass Spectrometry in Combination with Product Ion Mobility for the Identification of Phospholipids. Anal Chem. 2016 Dec 13. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27958700
  • Zemski Berry KA, Murphy RC. Phospholipid Ozonation Products Activate the 5-Lipoxygenase Pathway in Macrophages. Chem Res Toxicol. 2016 Aug 15;29(8):1355-64. PubMed PMID: 27448436
  • Frasch SC, McNamee EN, Kominsky D, Jedlicka P, Jakubzick C, Zemski Berry K, Mack M, Furuta GT, Lee JJ, Henson PM, Colgan SP, Bratton DL. G2A Signaling Dampens Colitic Inflammation via Production of IFN-?. J Immunol. 2016 Aug 15;197(4):1425-34. PubMed PMID: 27402702
  • Hankin JA, Barkley RM, Zemski-Berry K, Deng Y, Murphy RC. Mass Spectrometric Collisional Activation and Product Ion Mobility of Human Serum Neutral Lipid Extracts. Anal Chem. 2016 Jun 21;88(12):6274-82. PubMed PMID: 27213895
  • Kandasamy P, Numata M, Berry KZ, Fickes R, Leslie CC, Murphy RC, Voelker DR. Structural analogs of pulmonary surfactant phosphatidylglycerol inhibit toll-like receptor 2 and 4 signaling. J Lipid Res. 2016 Jun;57(6):993-1005. PubMed PMID: 27095543
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Aurora, CO 80045

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Department: Medicine-Endocrinology/Metabolism/Diabetes
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