Mitchell Aaron Watsky

Professor

  • 3820 Citations
  • 28 h-Index
1985 …2020

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Research Output

  • 3820 Citations
  • 28 h-Index
  • 72 Article
  • 3 Review article
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Comment/debate
2020

Dioleoylphosphatidylglycerol accelerates corneal epithelial wound healing

Bollag, W. B., Olala, L. O., Xie, D., Lu, X., Qin, H., Choudhary, V., Patel, R., Bogorad, D., Estes, A. & Watsky, M., Mar 2020, In : Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science. 61, 3, 29.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
2 Scopus citations

Effects of Vitamin D receptor knockout and Vitamin D deficiency on corneal epithelial wound healing and nerve density in diabetic mice

Lu, X., Vick, S., Chen, Z., Chen, J. & Watsky, M. A., May 1 2020, In : Diabetes. 69, 5, p. 1042-1051 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Transient Cell Membrane Disruptions induce Calcium Waves in Corneal Keratocytes

Chen, Z., Lu, X., McGee-Lawrence, M. E. & Watsky, M. A., Dec 1 2020, In : Scientific reports. 10, 1, 2840.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
2019

Influence of Vitamin D on corneal epithelial cell desmosomes and hemidesmosomes

Lu, X. & Watsky, M. A., Oct 1 2019, In : Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science. 60, 13, p. 4074-4083 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

PPIP5K2 and PCSK1 are Candidate Genetic Contributors to Familial Keratoconus

Khaled, M. L., Bykhovskaya, Y., Gu, C., Liu, A., Drewry, M. D., Chen, Z., Mysona, B. A., Parker, E., McNabb, R. P., Yu, H., Lu, X., Wang, J., Li, X., Al-Muammar, A., Rotter, J. I., Porter, L. F., Estes, A., Watsky, M. A., Smith, S. B., Xu, H. & 5 others, Abu-Amero, K. K., Kuo, A., Shears, S. B., Rabinowitz, Y. S. & Liu, Y., Dec 1 2019, In : Scientific reports. 9, 1, 19406.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
4 Scopus citations

Vitamin D receptor and metabolite effects on corneal epithelial cell gap junction proteins

Lu, X., Chen, Z., Vick, S. & Watsky, M. A., Oct 2019, In : Experimental eye research. 187, 107776.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2017

A new sensitive LC/MS/MS analysis of Vitamin D metabolites using a click derivatization reagent, 2-nitrosopyridine

Wan, D., Yang, J., Barnych, B., Hwang, S. H., Lee, K. S. S., Cui, Y., Niu, J., Watsky, M. A. & Hammock, B. D., Jan 1 2017, In : Journal of Lipid Research. 58, 4, p. 798-808 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

9 Scopus citations

Effects of 1,25 and 24,25 Vitamin D on Corneal Epithelial Proliferation, Migration and Vitamin D Metabolizing and Catabolizing Enzymes

Lu, X., Chen, Z., Mylarapu, N. & Watsky, M. A., Dec 1 2017, In : Scientific Reports. 7, 1, 16951.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Scopus citations
2015

Vitamin D in tear fluid

Lu, X., Elizondo, R. A., Nielsen, R., Christensen, E. I., Yang, J., Hammock, B. D. & Watsky, M. A., Jan 1 2015, In : Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science. 56, 10, p. 5880-5887 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

13 Scopus citations
2014

Bone turnover in long-term survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Watsky, M. A., Carbone, L. D., An, Q., Cheng, C., Lovorn, E. A., Hudson, M. M., Pui, C. H. & Kaste, S. C., 2014, In : Pediatric Blood and Cancer. 61, 8, p. 1451-1456 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

7 Scopus citations

Effect of vitamin D receptor knockout on Cornea epithelium wound healing and tight junctions

Elizondo, R. A., Yin, Z., Lu, X. & Watsky, M. A., Jul 24 2014, In : Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science. 55, 8, p. 5245-5251 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

26 Scopus citations

Effects of vitamin D receptor knockout on cornea epithelium gap junctions

Lu, X. & Watsky, M. A., May 6 2014, In : Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science. 55, 5, p. 2975-2982 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

11 Scopus citations
2012

Enhancement of vitamin D metabolites in the eye following vitamin D3 supplementation and UV-B irradiation

Lin, Y., Ubels, J. L., Schotanus, M. P., Yin, Z., Pintea, V., Hammock, B. D. & Watsky, M. A., Oct 2012, In : Current Eye Research. 37, 10, p. 871-878 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

35 Scopus citations

Lysophospholipids and lysophospholipase D in rabbit aqueous humor following corneal injury

Tokumura, A., Taira, S., Kikuchi, M., Tsutsumi, T., Shimizu, Y. & Watsky, M. A., Mar 1 2012, In : Prostaglandins and Other Lipid Mediators. 97, 3-4, p. 83-89 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

7 Scopus citations
2011

Vitamin D enhances corneal epithelial barrier function

Yin, Z., Pintea, V., Lin, Y., Hammock, B. D. & Watsky, M. A., Sep 1 2011, In : Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science. 52, 10, p. 7359-7364 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

58 Scopus citations
2010

Lysophosphatidic acid-activated Cl- current activity in human systemic sclerosis skin fibroblasts

Yin, Z., Carbone, L. D., Gotoh, M., Postlethwaite, A., Bolen, A. L., Tigyi, G. J., Murakami-murofushi, K. & Watsky, M. A., Dec 1 2010, In : Rheumatology. 49, 12, p. 2290-2297 8 p., keq260.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

18 Scopus citations

New insights into the mechanism of fibroblast to myofibroblast transformation and associated pathologies

Watsky, M. A., Weber, K. T., Sun, Y. & Postlethwaite, A., Jan 1 2010, In : International Review of Cell and Molecular Biology. 282, C, p. 165-192 28 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

42 Scopus citations

Teriparatide is safe and effectively increases bone biomarkers in institutionalized individuals with osteoporosis

Ryder, K. M., Bobo Tanner, S., Carbone, L., Williams, J. E., Taylor, H. M., Bush, A., Pintea, V. & Watsky, M. A., Mar 1 2010, In : Journal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism. 28, 2, p. 233-239 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

18 Scopus citations
2009

Collagen-phosphorylcholine interpenetrating network hydrogels as corneal substitutes

Liu, W., Deng, C., McLaughlin, C. R., Fagerholm, P., Lagali, N. S., Heyne, B., Scaiano, J. C., Watsky, M. A., Kato, Y., Munger, R., Shinozaki, N., Li, F. & Griffith, M., Mar 1 2009, In : Biomaterials. 30, 8, p. 1551-1559 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

132 Scopus citations

Elevated serum levels of arachidonoyl-lysophosphatidic acid and sphingosine 1-phosphate in systemic sclerosis

Tokumura, A., Carbone, L. D., Yoshioka, Y., Morishige, J., Kikuchi, M., Postlethwaite, A. & Watsky, M. A., Jun 5 2009, In : International Journal of Medical Sciences. 6, 4, p. 168-176 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

99 Scopus citations

Synthetic neoglycopolymer-recombinant human collagen hybrids as biomimetic crosslinking agents in corneal tissue engineering

Merrett, K., Liu, W., Mitra, D., Camm, K. D., McLaughlin, C. R., Liu, Y., Watsky, M. A., Li, F., Griffith, M. & Fogg, D. E., Oct 1 2009, In : Biomaterials. 30, 29, p. 5403-5408 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

38 Scopus citations

Tissue engineered models for in vitro studies

McLaughlin, C. R., Osborne, R., Hyatt, A., Watsky, M. A., Dare, E. V., Jarrold, B. B., Mullins, L. A. & Griffith, M., Dec 1 2009, Fundamentals of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, p. 759-772 14 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

3 Scopus citations
2008

25-Hydroxyvitamin D, cholesterol, and ultraviolet irradiation

Carbone, L. D., Rosenberg, E. W., Tolley, E. A., Holick, M. F., Hughes, T. A., Watsky, M. A., Barrow, K. D., Chen, T. C., Wilkin, N. K., Bhattacharya, S. K., Dowdy, J. C., Sayre, R. M. & Weber, K. T., Jun 1 2008, In : Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental. 57, 6, p. 741-748 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

74 Scopus citations

ClC-3 is required for LPA-activated Cl- current activity and fibroblast-to-myofibroblast differentiation

Yin, Z., Tong, Y., Zhu, H. & Watsky, M. A., Feb 1 2008, In : American Journal of Physiology - Cell Physiology. 294, 2, p. C535-C542

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

43 Scopus citations

PEG-stabilized carbodiimide crosslinked collagen-chitosan hydrogels for corneal tissue engineering

Rafat, M., Li, F., Fagerholm, P., Lagali, N. S., Watsky, M. A., Munger, R., Matsuura, T. & Griffith, M., Oct 1 2008, In : Biomaterials. 29, 29, p. 3960-3972 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

256 Scopus citations

Recombinant human collagen for tissue engineered corneal substitutes

Liu, W., Merrett, K., Griffith, M., Fagerholm, P., Dravida, S., Heyne, B., Scaiano, J. C., Watsky, M. A., Shinozaki, N., Lagali, N., Munger, R. & Li, F., Mar 1 2008, In : Biomaterials. 29, 9, p. 1147-1158 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

158 Scopus citations

Tissue-engineered recombinant human collagen-based corneal substitutes for implantation: Performance of type I versus type III collagen

Merrett, K., Fagerholm, P., McLaughlin, C. R., Dravida, S., Lagali, N., Shinozaki, N., Watsky, M. A., Munger, R., Kato, Y., Li, F., Marmo, C. J. & Griffith, M., Sep 1 2008, In : Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science. 49, 9, p. 3887-3894 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

85 Scopus citations
2006

A simple, cross-linked collagen tissue substitute for corneal implantation

Liu, Y., Gan, L., Carlsson, D. J., Fagerholm, P., Lagali, N., Watsky, M. A., Munger, R., Hodge, W. G., Priest, D. & Griffith, M., May 1 2006, In : Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science. 47, 5, p. 1869-1875 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

155 Scopus citations

Bone mineral density and turnover in non-corticosteroid treated African American children with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis

Head, A. J., Myers, L. K., Watsky, M. A., Greenwell, M. W., Barrow, K. D., Michelson, J. A. & Carbone, L. D., May 1 2006, In : Journal of Rheumatology. 33, 5, p. 1001-1003 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Scopus citations

Pamidronate infusion in patients with systemic sclerosis results in changes in blood mononuclear cell cytokine profiles

Carbone, L. D., Warrington, K. J., Barrow, K. D., Pugazhenthi, M., Watsky, M. A., Somes, G., Ingels, J. & Postlethwaite, A. E., Dec 1 2006, In : Clinical and Experimental Immunology. 146, 3, p. 371-380 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

16 Scopus citations

Properties of porcine and recombinant human collagen matrices for optically clear tissue engineering applications

Liu, Y., Griffith, M., Watsky, M. A., Forrester, J. V., Kuffová, L., Grant, D., Merrett, K. & Carlsson, D. J., Jan 1 2006, In : Biomacromolecules. 7, 6, p. 1819-1828 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

72 Scopus citations
2005

Chloride channel activity in human lung fibroblasts and myofibroblasts

Yin, Z. & Watsky, M. A., Jun 1 2005, In : American Journal of Physiology - Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology. 288, 6 32-6, p. L1110-L1116

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

32 Scopus citations

Differential expression of extracellular matrix metalloproteinase inducer (CD147) in normal and ulcerated corneas: Role in epithelio-stromal interactions and matrix metalloproteinase induction

Gabison, E. E., Mourah, S., Steinfels, E., Yan, L., Hoang-Xuan, T., Watsky, M. A., De Wever, B., Calvo, F., Mauviel, A. & Menashi, S., Jan 2005, In : American Journal of Pathology. 166, 1, p. 209-219 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

114 Scopus citations

Effects of a low sodium diet on bone metabolism

Carbone, L. D., Barrow, K. D., Bush, A. J., Boatright, M. D., Michelson, J. A., Pitts, K. A., Pintea, V. N., Kang, A. H. & Watsky, M. A., Nov 1 2005, In : Journal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism. 23, 6, p. 506-513 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

24 Scopus citations

LPA and S1P increase corneal epithelial and endothelial cell transcellular resistance

Yin, F. & Watsky, M. A., Jun 1 2005, In : Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science. 46, 6, p. 1927-1933 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

39 Scopus citations
2004

Bicarbonate promotes dye coupling in the epithelium and endothelium of the rabbit cornea

Williams, K. K. & Watsky, M. A., Feb 1 2004, In : Current Eye Research. 28, 2, p. 109-120 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

16 Scopus citations

Innervated human corneal equivalents as in vitro models for nerve-target cell interactions.

Suuronen, E. J., Nakamura, M., Watsky, M. A., Stys, P. K., Müller, L. J., Munger, R., Shinozaki, N. & Griffith, M., Jan 2004, In : The FASEB journal : official publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. 18, 1, p. 170-172 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

50 Scopus citations
2003

A collagen-based scaffold for a tissue engineered human cornea: Physical and physiological properties

Doillon, C. J., Watsky, M. A., Hakim, M., Wang, J., Munger, R., Laycock, N., Osborne, R. & Griffith, M., Aug 1 2003, In : International Journal of Artificial Organs. 26, 8, p. 764-773 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

89 Scopus citations

Polyamines in cultured rabbit corneal cells

Du, H., Viar, M. J., Johnson, L. R. & Watsky, M. A., Jun 1 2003, In : Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science. 44, 6, p. 2512-2517 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Scopus citations
2002

Artificial human corneas: Scaffolds for transplantation and host regeneration

Griffith, M., Hakim, M., Shimmura, S., Watsky, M. A., Li, F., Carlsson, D., Doillon, C. J., Nakamura, M., Suuronen, E., Shinozaki, N., Nakata, K. & Sheardown, H., Oct 2002, In : Cornea. 21, 7 SUPPL., p. S54-S61

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

90 Scopus citations

Gap junctional communication in the human corneal endothelium and epithelium

Williams, K. K. & Watsky, M. A., Dec 1 2002, In : Current Eye Research. 25, 1, p. 29-36 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

22 Scopus citations

Injury-elicited differential transcriptional regulation of phospholipid growth factor receptors in the cornea

Wang, D. A., Du, H., Jaggar, J. H., Brindley, D. N., Tigyi, G. J. & Watsky, M. A., Dec 1 2002, In : American Journal of Physiology - Cell Physiology. 283, 6 52-6, p. C1646-C1654

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

22 Scopus citations
23 Scopus citations
2000

Phospholipid growth factors and corneal wound wealing

Watsky, M. A., Griffith, M., Wang, D. A. & Tigyi, G. J., Jan 1 2000, In : Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 905, p. 142-158 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

29 Scopus citations
1999

Functional human corneal equivalents constructed from cell lines

Griffith, M., Osborne, R., Hunger, R., Xiong, X., Doillon, C. J., Laycock, N. L. C., Hakim, M., Song, Y. & Watsky, M. A., Dec 10 1999, In : Science. 286, 5447, p. 2169-2172 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

401 Scopus citations
11 Scopus citations
1998
11 Scopus citations

Growth factor-like phospholipids generated after corneal injury

Liliom, K., Guan, Z., Tseng, J. L., Desiderio, D. M., Tigyi, G. & Watsky, M. A., Apr 1998, In : American Journal of Physiology - Cell Physiology. 274, 4 43-4, p. C1065-C1074

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

97 Scopus citations

Properties of whole-cell ionic currents in cultured human corneal epithelial cells

Bockman, C. S., Griffith, M. & Watsky, M. A., Jun 1 1998, In : Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science. 39, 7, p. 1143-1151 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

18 Scopus citations