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profileVivian Cristofaro, Ph.D.

TitleInstructor in Surgery
InstitutionVeterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System
DepartmentSurgery
AddressBoston Va Med Ctr-W Roxbury
Urology, Bldg 3, Rm 2C108
1400 VFW Pkwy
West Roxbury MA 02132
Phone617/323-7700
Fax857/203-6163
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  1. Algarrahi K, Franck D, Savarino A, Cristofaro V, Yang X, Affas S, Schäfer FM, Sullivan MP, Estrada CR, Mauney JR. Bilayer silk fibroin grafts support functional oesophageal repair in a rodent model of caustic injury. J Tissue Eng Regen Med. 2017 Mar 30. PMID: 28371514.
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  2. Doyle C, Cristofaro V, Sack BS, Lukianov SN, Schäfer M, Chung YG, Sullivan MP, Adam RM. Inosine attenuates spontaneous activity in the rat neurogenic bladder through an A2B pathway. Sci Rep. 2017 Mar 15; 7:44416. PMID: 28294142.
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  3. Vasquez E, Cristofaro V, Lukianov S, Burkhard FC, Gheinani AH, Monastyrskaya K, Bielenberg DR, Sullivan MP, Adam RM. Deletion of neuropilin 2 enhances detrusor contractility following bladder outlet obstruction. JCI Insight. 2017 Feb 09; 2(3):e90617. PMID: 28194441.
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  4. Algarrahi K, Franck D, Cristofaro V, Yang X, Savarino A, Affas S, Schäfer FM, Ghezzi C, Jennings R, Nedder A, Kaplan DL, Sullivan MP, Estrada CR, Mauney JR. Bi-layer silk fibroin grafts support functional tissue regeneration in a porcine model of onlay esophagoplasty. J Tissue Eng Regen Med. 2017 Jan 13. PMID: 28084044.
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  5. Chung YG, Seth A, Doyle C, Franck D, Kim D, Cristofaro V, Benowitz LI, Tu DD, Estrada CR, Mauney JR, Sullivan MP, Adam RM. Inosine Improves Neurogenic Detrusor Overactivity following Spinal Cord Injury. PLoS One. 2015; 10(11):e0141492. PMID: 26529505; PMCID: PMC4631513.
  6. Algarrahi K, Franck D, Ghezzi CE, Cristofaro V, Yang X, Sullivan MP, Chung YG, Affas S, Jennings R, Kaplan DL, Estrada CR, Mauney JR. Acellular bi-layer silk fibroin scaffolds support functional tissue regeneration in a rat model of onlay esophagoplasty. Biomaterials. 2015 Jun; 53:149-59. PMID: 25890715; PMCID: PMC4405663.
  7. Chaudhury A, Cristofaro V, Carew JA, Goyal RK, Sullivan MP. Myosin Va plays a role in nitrergic smooth muscle relaxation in gastric fundus and corpora cavernosa of penis. PLoS One. 2014; 9(2):e86778. PMID: 24516539; PMCID: PMC3916320.
  8. Pang J, Borjeson TM, Muthupalani S, Ducore RM, Carr CA, Feng Y, Sullivan MP, Cristofaro V, Luo J, Lindstrom JM, Fox JG. Megaesophagus in a line of transgenic rats: a model of achalasia. Vet Pathol. 2014 Nov; 51(6):1187-200. PMID: 24457157; PMCID: PMC4374600.
  9. Tu DD, Chung YG, Gil ES, Seth A, Franck D, Cristofaro V, Sullivan MP, Di Vizio D, Gomez P, Adam RM, Kaplan DL, Estrada CR, Mauney JR. Bladder tissue regeneration using acellular bi-layer silk scaffolds in a large animal model of augmentation cystoplasty. Biomaterials. 2013 Nov; 34(34):8681-9. PMID: 23953839; PMCID: PMC3810021.
  10. Seth A, Chung YG, Kim D, Ramachandran A, Cristofaro V, Gomez P, Tu D, Huang L, Benowitz LI, Di Vizio D, Sullivan MP, Adam RM. The impact of discrete modes of spinal cord injury on bladder muscle contractility. BMC Urol. 2013 May 13; 13:24. PMID: 23668225; PMCID: PMC3667057.
  11. Sullivan MP, Cristofaro V, Radisavljevic ZM, Yalla SV. Regional distribution and molecular interaction of caveolins in bladder smooth muscle. BJU Int. 2012 Dec; 110(11 Pt C):E1163-72. PMID: 22897417.
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  12. Cristofaro V, Yalla SV, Sullivan MP. Altered caveolar mediated purinergic signaling in spontaneously hypertensive rats with detrusor overactivity. J Urol. 2012 Sep; 188(3):1017-26. PMID: 22819109.
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  13. Wang Z, Cheng Z, Cristofaro V, Li J, Xiao X, Gomez P, Ge R, Gong E, Strle K, Sullivan MP, Adam RM, White MF, Olumi AF. Inhibition of TNF-a improves the bladder dysfunction that is associated with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes. 2012 Aug; 61(8):2134-45. PMID: 22688336; PMCID: PMC3402324.
  14. Bielenberg DR, Seth A, Shimizu A, Pelton K, Cristofaro V, Ramachandran A, Zwaans BM, Chen C, Krishnan R, Seth M, Huang L, Takashima S, Klagsbrun M, Sullivan MP, Adam RM. Increased smooth muscle contractility in mice deficient for neuropilin 2. Am J Pathol. 2012 Aug; 181(2):548-59. PMID: 22688055; PMCID: PMC3409431.
  15. Lowalekar SK, Cristofaro V, Radisavljevic ZM, Yalla SV, Sullivan MP. Loss of bladder smooth muscle caveolae in the aging bladder. Neurourol Urodyn. 2012 Apr; 31(4):586-92. PMID: 22374691.
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  16. V. Cristofaro, S.V. Yalla, M.P. Sullivan . Detrusor overactivity in spontaneously hypertensive rats is associated with alteration in caveolae-mediated signaling events. Neurourology and Urodynamics. 2008; 27(2):104-105.
  17. M.P. Sullivan, S. Alva, V. Cristofaro, H.S. Thatte, K. Ameda, S.V. Yalla. Gap Junctions In Bladder Smooth Muscle Modulate Contractile Responses. British Journal of Urology. 2008; under revision.
  18. Z. Radisavljevic, T. Golabek, V. Cristofaro, S.V. Yalla and M.P. Sullivan Up-regulation of connexin gene expression in urinary bladder smooth muscle induced by mediators of hypertrophy.Neurourology and Urodynamics. 2007;26: 1061 . Up-regulation of connexin gene expression in urinary bladder smooth muscle induced by mediators of hypertrophy. Neurourology and Urodynamics. 2007; 26:1061.
  19. Cristofaro V, Peters CA, Yalla SV, Sullivan MP. Smooth muscle caveolae differentially regulate specific agonist induced bladder contractions. Neurourol Urodyn. 2007; 26(1):71-80. PMID: 17123298.
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  20. Ziv Radisavljevic, Vivian Cristofaro, Tomasz Golabek, Subbarao V. Yalla and Maryrose P. Sullivan. . Caveolin gene expression in urinary bladder smooth muscle is regulated by angiotensin II. Neurourology and Urodynamics. 2007; in press.
  21. Z. Radisavljevic, V. Cristofaro, T. Golabek, S.V. Yalla and M.P. Sullivan . Caveolin gene expression in urinary bladder smooth muscle is regulated by angiotensin II. Neurourology and Urodynamics. 2007; 26:1061.
  22. Ziv Radisavljevic,Tomasz Golabek, Vivian Cristofaro, Subbarao V.Yalla and Maryrose P. Sullivan. Contractions of urinary baldder smooth muscle is coupled with angiotensin II receptor activation and connexin up-regulation. Neurourology and Urodynamic. 2007; in press.
  23. V.Cristofaro, C.A.Peters, S.V.Yalla and, M.P.Sullivan. Smooth Muscle Caveolae Differentially Regulate Specific Agonist Induced Bladder Contractions. 2006; 25(8).
  24. Cristofaro V, Radisavljevic Z, Golabek T, Peters CA, Yalla SV, Sullivan MP . Bladder smooth muscle caveolae differentially regulate signal transduction pathways. Neurourology and Urodynamics. 2006; in press.
  25. Cristofaro V, Curci SM, Hofer AM, Yalla SV, Sullivan MP . Evidence of the calcium sensing receptor in the bladder. Journal of Urology. 2006; 175(4):51-52.
  26. Cristofaro V, Curci SM, Hofer AM, Yalla SV, Sullivan MP . Evidence of the calcium sensing receptor in the bladder. Journal of Urology. 2006; 175:51-52.
  27. Cristofaro V, Peters CA, Yalla SV, Sullivan MP. Loss of caveolae impairs specific agonist-induced bladder contraction. Neurourology and Urodynamics. 2005; 24:185-186.
  28. Cristofaro V, Peters CA, Yalla SV, Sullivan MP . Role of caveolae in modulation of specific receptor-mediated signal transduction pathways in rat bladder. Neurourology and Urodynamics. 2005; 24.
  29. Cristofaro V, Peters CA, Yalla SV, Sullivan MP. Loss of caveolae impairs specific agonist-induced bladder contraction. Neurourology and Urodynamics. 2005; 24:185-186.
  30. Cristofaro V, Hofer A, Yalla SV, Curci S, Sullivan MP Neurourology and Urodynamics. 24:, 2005. Activation of calcium-sensing receptor modulates bladder smooth muscle contraction. Neurourology and Urodynamics. 2005; 24.
  31. Vivian Cristofaro. Cytotossic effect of NaF on gastric mucosa of anphibian. 2004.
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