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Christopher Forsyth

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionRush University, Rush Medical College
DepartmentInternal Medicine, Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition
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    My Scopus ID is 7102647425.
    My NIH COMMONS name is CFORSYTH.


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    1. Lu R, Voigt RM, Zhang Y, Kato I, Xia Y, Forsyth CB, Keshavarzian A, Sun J. Alcohol Injury Damages Intestinal Stem Cells. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2017 Apr; 41(4):727-734. PMID: 28195397.
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    2. Engen PA, Dodiya HB, Naqib A, Forsyth CB, Green SJ, Voigt RM, Kordower JH, Mutlu EA, Shannon KM, Keshavarzian A. The Potential Role of Gut-Derived Inflammation in Multiple System Atrophy. J Parkinsons Dis. 2017; 7(2):331-346. PMID: 28234259.
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    3. Bishehsari F, Saadalla A, Khazaie K, Engen PA, Voigt RM, Shetuni BB, Forsyth C, Shaikh M, Vitaterna MH, Turek F, Keshavarzian A. Light/Dark Shifting Promotes Alcohol-Induced Colon Carcinogenesis: Possible Role of Intestinal Inflammatory Milieu and Microbiota. Int J Mol Sci. 2016 Dec 02; 17(12). PMID: 27918452.
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    4. Swanson GR, Gorenz A, Shaikh M, Desai V, Kaminsky T, Van Den Berg J, Murphy T, Raeisi S, Fogg L, Vitaterna MH, Forsyth C, Turek F, Burgess HJ, Keshavarzian A. Night workers with circadian misalignment are susceptible to alcohol-induced intestinal hyperpermeability with social drinking. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 2016 Jul 01; 311(1):G192-201. PMID: 27198191; PMCID: PMC4967173 [Available on 07/01/17].
    5. Miller GE, Engen PA, Gillevet PM, Shaikh M, Sikaroodi M, Forsyth CB, Mutlu E, Keshavarzian A. Lower Neighborhood Socioeconomic Status Associated with Reduced Diversity of the Colonic Microbiota in Healthy Adults. PLoS One. 2016; 11(2):e0148952. PMID: 26859894; PMCID: PMC4747579.
    6. Voigt RM, Summa KC, Forsyth CB, Green SJ, Engen P, Naqib A, Vitaterna MH, Turek FW, Keshavarzian A. The Circadian Clock Mutation Promotes Intestinal Dysbiosis. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2016 Feb; 40(2):335-47. PMID: 26842252; PMCID: PMC4977829 [Available on 02/01/17].
    7. Kc R, Li X, Forsyth CB, Voigt RM, Summa KC, Vitaterna MH, Tryniszewska B, Keshavarzian A, Turek FW, Meng QJ, Im HJ. Osteoarthritis-like pathologic changes in the knee joint induced by environmental disruption of circadian rhythms is potentiated by a high-fat diet. Sci Rep. 2015 Nov 20; 5:16896. PMID: 26584570; PMCID: PMC4653622.
    8. Patel S, Behara R, Swanson GR, Forsyth CB, Voigt RM, Keshavarzian A. Alcohol and the Intestine. Biomolecules. 2015 Oct 15; 5(4):2573-88. PMID: 26501334; PMCID: PMC4693248.
    9. Summa KC, Jiang P, Fitzpatrick K, Voigt RM, Bowers SJ, Forsyth CB, Vitaterna MH, Keshavarzian A, Turek FW. Chronic Alcohol Exposure and the Circadian Clock Mutation Exert Tissue-Specific Effects on Gene Expression in Mouse Hippocampus, Liver, and Proximal Colon. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2015 Oct; 39(10):1917-29. PMID: 26332085; PMCID: PMC4562391 [Available on 10/01/16].
    10. Kc R, Li X, Voigt RM, Ellman MB, Summa KC, Vitaterna MH, Keshavarizian A, Turek FW, Meng QJ, Stein GS, van Wijnen AJ, Chen D, Forsyth CB, Im HJ. Environmental disruption of circadian rhythm predisposes mice to osteoarthritis-like changes in knee joint. J Cell Physiol. 2015 Sep; 230(9):2174-83. PMID: 25655021; PMCID: PMC4447623.
    11. Pal GD, Shaikh M, Forsyth CB, Ouyang B, Keshavarzian A, Shannon KM. Abnormal lipopolysaccharide binding protein as marker of gastrointestinal inflammation in Parkinson disease. Front Neurosci. 2015; 9:306. PMID: 26388718; PMCID: PMC4555963.
    12. Tang Y, Zhang L, Forsyth CB, Shaikh M, Song S, Keshavarzian A. The Role of miR-212 and iNOS in Alcohol-Induced Intestinal Barrier Dysfunction and Steatohepatitis. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2015 Sep; 39(9):1632-41. PMID: 26207424; PMCID: PMC4558329.
    13. Keshavarzian A, Green SJ, Engen PA, Voigt RM, Naqib A, Forsyth CB, Mutlu E, Shannon KM. Colonic bacterial composition in Parkinson's disease. Mov Disord. 2015 Sep; 30(10):1351-60. PMID: 26179554.
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    14. Kc R, Voigt R, Li X, Forsyth CB, Ellman MB, Summa KC, Turek FW, Keshavarzian A, Kim JS, Im HJ. Induction of Osteoarthritis-like Pathologic Changes by Chronic Alcohol Consumption in an Experimental Mouse Model. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2015 Jun; 67(6):1678-80. PMID: 25708245; PMCID: PMC4823794.
    15. Swanson GR, Gorenz A, Shaikh M, Desai V, Forsyth C, Fogg L, Burgess HJ, Keshavarzian A. Decreased melatonin secretion is associated with increased intestinal permeability and marker of endotoxemia in alcoholics. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 2015 Jun 15; 308(12):G1004-11. PMID: 25907689; PMCID: PMC4469868.
    16. Voigt RM, Keshavarzian A, Losurdo J, Swanson G, Siewe B, Forsyth CB, French AL, Demarais P, Engen P, Raeisi S, Mutlu E, Landay AL. HIV-associated mucosal gene expression: region-specific alterations. AIDS. 2015 Mar 13; 29(5):537-46. PMID: 25587909; PMCID: PMC4791036.
    17. Couch RD, Dailey A, Zaidi F, Navarro K, Forsyth CB, Mutlu E, Engen PA, Keshavarzian A. Alcohol induced alterations to the human fecal VOC metabolome. PLoS One. 2015; 10(3):e0119362. PMID: 25751150; PMCID: PMC4353727.
    18. Shaikh M, Rajan K, Forsyth CB, Voigt RM, Keshavarzian A. Simultaneous gas-chromatographic urinary measurement of sugar probes to assess intestinal permeability: use of time course analysis to optimize its use to assess regional gut permeability. Clin Chim Acta. 2015 Mar 10; 442:24-32. PMID: 25591964; PMCID: PMC4339548.
    19. Engen PA, Green SJ, Voigt RM, Forsyth CB, Keshavarzian A. The Gastrointestinal Microbiome: Alcohol Effects on the Composition of Intestinal Microbiota. Alcohol Res. 2015; 37(2):223-36. PMID: 26695747; PMCID: PMC4590619.
    20. Forsyth CB, Voigt RM, Burgess HJ, Swanson GR, Keshavarzian A. Circadian rhythms, alcohol and gut interactions. Alcohol. 2015 Jun; 49(4):389-98. PMID: 25499101; PMCID: PMC4431951.
    21. Forsyth CB, Voigt RM, Keshavarzian A. Intestinal CYP2E1: A mediator of alcohol-induced gut leakiness. Redox Biol. 2014; 3:40-6. PMID: 25462064; PMCID: PMC4297927.
    22. Tang Y, Forsyth CB, Keshavarzian A. The role of miRNAs in alcohol-induced endotoxemia, dysfunction of mucosal immunity, and gut leakiness. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2014 Sep; 38(9):2331-4. PMID: 25257284.
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    23. de Kivit S, Tobin MC, DeMeo MT, Fox S, Garssen J, Forsyth CB, Keshavarzian A, Landay AL. In vitro evaluation of intestinal epithelial TLR activation in preventing food allergic responses. Clin Immunol. 2014 Oct; 154(2):91-9. PMID: 25058467.
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    24. Voigt RM, Forsyth CB, Green SJ, Mutlu E, Engen P, Vitaterna MH, Turek FW, Keshavarzian A. Circadian disorganization alters intestinal microbiota. PLoS One. 2014; 9(5):e97500. PMID: 24848969; PMCID: PMC4029760.
    25. Mutlu EA, Keshavarzian A, Losurdo J, Swanson G, Siewe B, Forsyth C, French A, Demarais P, Sun Y, Koenig L, Cox S, Engen P, Chakradeo P, Abbasi R, Gorenz A, Burns C, Landay A. A compositional look at the human gastrointestinal microbiome and immune activation parameters in HIV infected subjects. PLoS Pathog. 2014 Feb; 10(2):e1003829. PMID: 24586144; PMCID: PMC3930561.
    26. de Kivit S, Tobin MC, Forsyth CB, Keshavarzian A, Landay AL. Regulation of Intestinal Immune Responses through TLR Activation: Implications for Pro- and Prebiotics. Front Immunol. 2014; 5:60. PMID: 24600450; PMCID: PMC3927311.
    27. Couch RD, Navarro K, Sikaroodi M, Gillevet P, Forsyth CB, Mutlu E, Engen PA, Keshavarzian A. The approach to sample acquisition and its impact on the derived human fecal microbiome and VOC metabolome. PLoS One. 2013; 8(11):e81163. PMID: 24260553; PMCID: PMC3832442.
    28. Summa KC, Voigt RM, Forsyth CB, Shaikh M, Cavanaugh K, Tang Y, Vitaterna MH, Song S, Turek FW, Keshavarzian A. Disruption of the Circadian Clock in Mice Increases Intestinal Permeability and Promotes Alcohol-Induced Hepatic Pathology and Inflammation. PLoS One. 2013; 8(6):e67102. PMID: 23825629; PMCID: PMC3688973.
    29. Forsyth CB, Voigt RM, Shaikh M, Tang Y, Cederbaum AI, Turek FW, Keshavarzian A. Role for intestinal CYP2E1 in alcohol-induced circadian gene-mediated intestinal hyperpermeability. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 2013 Jul 15; 305(2):G185-95. PMID: 23660503; PMCID: PMC3725682.
    30. Wood S, Pithadia R, Rehman T, Zhang L, Plichta J, Radek KA, Forsyth C, Keshavarzian A, Shafikhani SH. Chronic alcohol exposure renders epithelial cells vulnerable to bacterial infection. PLoS One. 2013; 8(1):e54646. PMID: 23358457; PMCID: PMC3554638.
    31. Voigt RM, Forsyth CB, Keshavarzian A. Circadian disruption: potential implications in inflammatory and metabolic diseases associated with alcohol. Alcohol Res. 2013; 35(1):87-96. PMID: 24313168; PMCID: PMC3860420.
    32. Wimberly AL, Forsyth CB, Khan MW, Pemberton A, Khazaie K, Keshavarzian A. Ethanol-induced mast cell-mediated inflammation leads to increased susceptibility of intestinal tumorigenesis in the APC ?468 min mouse model of colon cancer. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2013 Jan; 37 Suppl 1:E199-208. PMID: 23320800; PMCID: PMC3694334.
    33. Forsyth CB, Shannon KM, Kordower JH, Voigt RM, Shaikh M, Jaglin JA, Estes JD, Dodiya HB, Keshavarzian A. Increased intestinal permeability correlates with sigmoid mucosa alpha-synuclein staining and endotoxin exposure markers in early Parkinson's disease. PLoS One. 2011; 6(12):e28032. PMID: 22145021; PMCID: PMC3228722.
    34. Tang Y, Forsyth CB, Keshavarzian A. New molecular insights into inflammatory bowel disease-induced diarrhea. Expert Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2011 Oct; 5(5):615-25. PMID: 21910579; PMCID: PMC3227675.
    35. Swanson GR, Tieu V, Shaikh M, Forsyth C, Keshavarzian A. Is moderate red wine consumption safe in inactive inflammatory bowel disease? Digestion. 2011; 84(3):238-44. PMID: 21876358; PMCID: PMC3180655.
    36. Mutlu EA, Engen PA, Soberanes S, Urich D, Forsyth CB, Nigdelioglu R, Chiarella SE, Radigan KA, Gonzalez A, Jakate S, Keshavarzian A, Budinger GR, Mutlu GM. Particulate matter air pollution causes oxidant-mediated increase in gut permeability in mice. Part Fibre Toxicol. 2011 Jun 09; 8:19. PMID: 21658250; PMCID: PMC3132719.
    37. O'Donnell JJ, Zhuge Y, Holian O, Cheng F, Thomas LL, Forsyth CB, Lum H. Loss of p120 catenin upregulates transcription of pro-inflammatory adhesion molecules in human endothelial cells. Microvasc Res. 2011 Sep; 82(2):105-12. PMID: 21554891; PMCID: PMC3149739.
    38. Forsyth CB, Tang Y, Shaikh M, Zhang L, Keshavarzian A. Role of snail activation in alcohol-induced iNOS-mediated disruption of intestinal epithelial cell permeability. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2011 Sep; 35(9):1635-43. PMID: 21535025; PMCID: PMC3698619.
    39. Swanson G, Forsyth CB, Tang Y, Shaikh M, Zhang L, Turek FW, Keshavarzian A. Role of intestinal circadian genes in alcohol-induced gut leakiness. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2011 Jul; 35(7):1305-14. PMID: 21463335; PMCID: PMC3116965.
    40. Farhadi A, Keshavarzian A, Kwasny MJ, Shaikh M, Fogg L, Lau C, Fields JZ, Forsyth CB. Effects of aspirin on gastroduodenal permeability in alcoholics and controls. Alcohol. 2010 Aug; 44(5):447-56. PMID: 20598487; PMCID: PMC2932827.
    41. Hayden DM, Forsyth C, Keshavarzian A. The role of matrix metalloproteinases in intestinal epithelial wound healing during normal and inflammatory states. J Surg Res. 2011 Jun 15; 168(2):315-24. PMID: 20655064.
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    42. Forsyth CB, Tang Y, Shaikh M, Zhang L, Keshavarzian A. Alcohol stimulates activation of Snail, epidermal growth factor receptor signaling, and biomarkers of epithelial-mesenchymal transition in colon and breast cancer cells. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2010 Jan; 34(1):19-31. PMID: 19860811; PMCID: PMC3689303.
    43. Mutlu E, Keshavarzian A, Engen P, Forsyth CB, Sikaroodi M, Gillevet P. Intestinal dysbiosis: a possible mechanism of alcohol-induced endotoxemia and alcoholic steatohepatitis in rats. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2009 Oct; 33(10):1836-46. PMID: 19645728; PMCID: PMC3684271.
    44. Tang Y, Forsyth CB, Farhadi A, Rangan J, Jakate S, Shaikh M, Banan A, Fields JZ, Keshavarzian A. Nitric oxide-mediated intestinal injury is required for alcohol-induced gut leakiness and liver damage. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2009 Jul; 33(7):1220-30. PMID: 19389191; PMCID: PMC2950098.
    45. Tang Y, Forsyth CB, Banan A, Fields JZ, Keshavarzian A. Oats supplementation prevents alcohol-induced gut leakiness in rats by preventing alcohol-induced oxidative tissue damage. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 2009 Jun; 329(3):952-8. PMID: 19276402; PMCID: PMC2683774.
    46. Forsyth CB, Farhadi A, Jakate SM, Tang Y, Shaikh M, Keshavarzian A. Lactobacillus GG treatment ameliorates alcohol-induced intestinal oxidative stress, gut leakiness, and liver injury in a rat model of alcoholic steatohepatitis. Alcohol. 2009 Mar; 43(2):163-72. PMID: 19251117; PMCID: PMC2675276.
    47. Keshavarzian A, Farhadi A, Forsyth CB, Rangan J, Jakate S, Shaikh M, Banan A, Fields JZ. Evidence that chronic alcohol exposure promotes intestinal oxidative stress, intestinal hyperpermeability and endotoxemia prior to development of alcoholic steatohepatitis in rats. J Hepatol. 2009 Mar; 50(3):538-47. PMID: 19155080; PMCID: PMC2680133.
    48. Im HJ, Li X, Muddasani P, Kim GH, Davis F, Rangan J, Forsyth CB, Ellman M, Thonar EJ. Basic fibroblast growth factor accelerates matrix degradation via a neuro-endocrine pathway in human adult articular chondrocytes. J Cell Physiol. 2008 May; 215(2):452-63. PMID: 17960584; PMCID: PMC2893571.
    49. Tang Y, Banan A, Forsyth CB, Fields JZ, Lau CK, Zhang LJ, Keshavarzian A. Effect of alcohol on miR-212 expression in intestinal epithelial cells and its potential role in alcoholic liver disease. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2008 Feb; 32(2):355-64. PMID: 18162065.
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    50. Keshavarzian A, Mutlu E, Guzman JP, Forsyth C, Banan A. Phosphodiesterase 4 inhibitors and inflammatory bowel disease: emerging therapies in inflammatory bowel disease. Expert Opin Investig Drugs. 2007 Sep; 16(9):1489-506. PMID: 17714033.
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    51. Farhadi A, Forsyth C, Banan A, Shaikh M, Engen P, Fields JZ, Keshavarzian A. Evidence for non-chemical, non-electrical intercellular signaling in intestinal epithelial cells. Bioelectrochemistry. 2007 Nov; 71(2):142-8. PMID: 17428745.
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    52. Soloviev DA, Fonzi WA, Sentandreu R, Pluskota E, Forsyth CB, Yadav S, Plow EF. Identification of pH-regulated antigen 1 released from Candida albicans as the major ligand for leukocyte integrin alphaMbeta2. J Immunol. 2007 Feb 15; 178(4):2038-46. PMID: 17277107.
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    53. Forsyth CB, Cole A, Murphy G, Bienias JL, Im HJ, Loeser RF. Increased matrix metalloproteinase-13 production with aging by human articular chondrocytes in response to catabolic stimuli. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2005 Sep; 60(9):1118-24. PMID: 16183949; PMCID: PMC1482465.
    54. Loeser RF, Forsyth CB, Samarel AM, Im HJ. Fibronectin fragment activation of proline-rich tyrosine kinase PYK2 mediates integrin signals regulating collagenase-3 expression by human chondrocytes through a protein kinase C-dependent pathway. J Biol Chem. 2003 Jul 04; 278(27):24577-85. PMID: 12730223; PMCID: PMC3008552.
    55. Forsyth CB, Pulai J, Loeser RF. Fibronectin fragments and blocking antibodies to alpha2beta1 and alpha5beta1 integrins stimulate mitogen-activated protein kinase signaling and increase collagenase 3 (matrix metalloproteinase 13) production by human articular chondrocytes. Arthritis Rheum. 2002 Sep; 46(9):2368-76. PMID: 12355484.
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    56. Forsyth CB, Mathews HL. Lymphocyte adhesion to Candida albicans. Infect Immun. 2002 Feb; 70(2):517-27. PMID: 11796578; PMCID: PMC127679.
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