Faculty Profiles

Robert J. Lefkowitz
James B. Duke Professor of Medicine
467 Clin & Res Labs, Durham, NC 27710
(919) 684-2974
(919) 684-8875



M.D., Columbia University 1966

Ozawa, K, Whalen, EJ, Nelson, CD, Mu, Y, Hess, DT, Lefkowitz, RJ, and Stamler, JS. "S-nitrosylation of beta-arrestin regulates beta-adrenergic receptor trafficking." Mol Cell 31.3 (August 8, 2008): 395-405. Full Text

Nelson, CD, Kovacs, JJ, Nobles, KN, Whalen, EJ, and Lefkowitz, RJ. "Beta-arrestin scaffolding of phosphatidylinositol 4-phosphate 5-kinase Ialpha promotes agonist-stimulated sequestration of the beta2-adrenergic receptor." J Biol Chem 283.30 (July 25, 2008): 21093-21101. Full Text

Shukla, AK, Violin, JD, Whalen, EJ, Gesty-Palmer, D, Shenoy, SK, and Lefkowitz, RJ. "Distinct conformational changes in beta-arrestin report biased agonism at seven-transmembrane receptors." Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105.29 (July 22, 2008): 9988-9993. Full Text

Kim, J, Zhang, L, Peppel, K, Wu, J-H, Zidar, DA, Brian, L, DeWire, SM, Exum, ST, Lefkowitz, RJ, and Freedman, NJ. "Beta-arrestins regulate atherosclerosis and neointimal hyperplasia by controlling smooth muscle cell proliferation and migration." Circ Res 103.1 (July 3, 2008): 70-79. Full Text Open Access Copy

Kovacs, JJ, Whalen, EJ, Liu, R, Xiao, K, Kim, J, Chen, M, Wang, J, Chen, W, and Lefkowitz, RJ. "Beta-arrestin-mediated localization of smoothened to the primary cilium." Science (New York, N.Y.) 320.5884 (June 2008): 1777-1781. Full Text

Shukla, AK, Sun, J-P, and Lefkowitz, RJ. "Crystallizing thinking about the beta2-adrenergic receptor." Mol Pharmacol 73.5 (May 2008): 1333-1338. Full Text

DeWire, SM, Kim, J, Whalen, EJ, Ahn, S, Chen, M, and Lefkowitz, RJ. "Beta-arrestin-mediated signaling regulates protein synthesis." J Biol Chem 283.16 (April 18, 2008): 10611-10620. Full Text

Lefkowitz, RJ. "The annual ASCI meeting: does nostalgia have a future?." J Clin Invest 118.4 (April 2008): 1231-1233. Full Text Open Access Copy

Drake, MT, Violin, JD, Whalen, EJ, Wisler, JW, Shenoy, SK, and Lefkowitz, RJ. "beta-arrestin-biased agonism at the beta2-adrenergic receptor." J Biol Chem 283.9 (February 29, 2008): 5669-5676. Full Text

Violin, JD, DiPilato, LM, Yildirim, N, Elston, TC, Zhang, J, and Lefkowitz, RJ. "beta2-adrenergic receptor signaling and desensitization elucidated by quantitative modeling of real time cAMP dynamics." J Biol Chem 283.5 (February 1, 2008): 2949-2961. Full Text