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Thomas Balon, Ph.D., FACSM, FAHA

TitleDirector
InstitutionBoston University School of Medicine
DepartmentMetabolic Phenotyping Core
Address620 Albany Street
Boston MA 02118
Phone(617) 414-2978
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0003-1359-7830
Other Positions
TitleDirector
InstitutionBoston University School of Medicine
DepartmentIn Vivo Imaging System Core

TitleSenior Core Director
InstitutionBoston University School of Medicine
DepartmentMedicine Supported Core and Service Centers

 Publications
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  1. Coughlan KA, Balon TW, Valentine RJ, Petrocelli R, Schultz V, Brandon A, Cooney GJ, Kraegen EW, Ruderman NB, Saha AK. Nutrient Excess and AMPK Downregulation in Incubated Skeletal Muscle and Muscle of Glucose Infused Rats. PLoS One. 2015; 10(5):e0127388. PMID: 25996822.
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  2. Balon TW. SGLT and GLUT: are they teammates? Focus on "Mouse SGLT3a generates proton-activated currents but does not transport sugar". Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2012 Apr 15; 302(8):C1071-2. PMID: 22357734.
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  3. Saha AK, Xu XJ, Balon TW, Brandon A, Kraegen EW, Ruderman NB. Insulin resistance due to nutrient excess: is it a consequence of AMPK downregulation? Cell Cycle. 2011 Oct 15; 10(20):3447-51. PMID: 22067655.
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  4. Balon TW. Many pathways are called! Many may be chosen! J Physiol. 2006 Aug 15; 575(Pt 1):3. PMID: 16809355.
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  5. Chen L, Yang B, McNulty JA, Clifton LG, Binz JG, Grimes AM, Strum JC, Harrington WW, Chen Z, Balon TW, Stimpson SA, Brown KK. GI262570, a peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor {gamma} agonist, changes electrolytes and water reabsorption from the distal nephron in rats. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 2005 Feb; 312(2):718-25. PMID: 15475592.
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  6. Balon TW. Exercisenomics: a wave of the future? Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2004 May; 36(5):745. PMID: 15126704.
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  7. Stewart RJ, Askew EW, McDonald CM, Metos J, Jackson WD, Balon TW, Prior RL. Antioxidant status of young children: response to an antioxidant supplement. J Am Diet Assoc. 2002 Nov; 102(11):1652-7. PMID: 12449290.
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  8. Balon TW, Jasman AP, Zhu JS. A fermentation product of Cordyceps sinensis increases whole-body insulin sensitivity in rats. J Altern Complement Med. 2002 Jun; 8(3):315-23. PMID: 12165189.
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  9. Balon TW, Jasman AP. Acute exposure to AICAR increases glucose transport in mouse EDL and soleus muscle. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2001 Apr 13; 282(4):1008-11. PMID: 11352652.
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  10. Balon TW, Yerneni KK. Redox regulation of skeletal muscle glucose transport. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2001 Mar; 33(3):382-5. PMID: 11252063.
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  11. Roberts CK, Barnard RJ, Jasman A, Balon TW. Acute exercise increases nitric oxide synthase activity in skeletal muscle. Am J Physiol. 1999 Aug; 277(2 Pt 1):E390-4. PMID: 10444436.
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  12. Balon TW, Jasman AP, Young JC. Effects of chronic N(omega)-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester administration on glucose tolerance and skeletal muscle glucose transport in the rat. Nitric Oxide. 1999 Aug; 3(4):312-20. PMID: 10444370.
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  13. Balon TW. Integrative biology of nitric oxide and exercise. Exerc Sport Sci Rev. 1999; 27:219-53. PMID: 10791018.
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  14. Nagaoka T, Shirakawa T, Balon TW, Russell JC, Fujita-Yamaguchi Y. Cyclic nucleotide phosphodiesterase 3 expression in vivo: evidence for tissue-specific expression of phosphodiesterase 3A or 3B mRNA and activity in the aorta and adipose tissue of atherosclerosis-prone insulin-resistant rats. Diabetes. 1998 Jul; 47(7):1135-44. PMID: 9648839.
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  15. Nagaoka T, Shirakawa T, Kasuya J, Balon TW, Manganiello VC, Fujita-Yamaguchi Y. Cyclic nucleotide PDE-3. Quantitation of PDE-3A and -3B mRNAs in rat tissues by RNase protection assay. Cell Biochem Biophys. 1998; 29(1-2):49-66. PMID: 9631238.
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  16. Balon TW. Role of nitric oxide in contraction induced glucose transport. Adv Exp Med Biol. 1998; 441:87-95. PMID: 9781316.
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  17. Roberts CK, Barnard RJ, Scheck SH, Balon TW. Exercise-stimulated glucose transport in skeletal muscle is nitric oxide dependent. Am J Physiol. 1997 Jul; 273(1 Pt 1):E220-5. PMID: 9252500.
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  18. Nadler JL, Balon TW, Rude R. Fiber intake and risk of developing non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. JAMA. 1997 Jun 11; 277(22):1761-2; author reply 1762. PMID: 9178786.
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  19. Young JC, Balon TW. Role of dihydropyridine sensitive calcium channels in glucose transport in skeletal muscle. Life Sci. 1997; 61(3):335-42. PMID: 9217294.
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  20. Balon TW, Nadler JL. Evidence that nitric oxide increases glucose transport in skeletal muscle. J Appl Physiol (1985). 1997 Jan; 82(1):359-63. PMID: 9029239.
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  21. Balon TW, Nadler JL. Nitric oxide mediates skeletal glucose transport. Am J Physiol. 1996 Jun; 270(6 Pt 1):E1058-9. PMID: 8764192.
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  22. Balon TW, Gu JL, Tokuyama Y, Jasman AP, Nadler JL. Magnesium supplementation reduces development of diabetes in a rat model of spontaneous NIDDM. Am J Physiol. 1995 Oct; 269(4 Pt 1):E745-52. PMID: 7485490.
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  23. Goodyear LJ, Giorgino F, Balon TW, Condorelli G, Smith RJ. Effects of contractile activity on tyrosine phosphoproteins and PI 3-kinase activity in rat skeletal muscle. Am J Physiol. 1995 May; 268(5 Pt 1):E987-95. PMID: 7762655.
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  24. Balon TW, Nadler JL. Nitric oxide release is present from incubated skeletal muscle preparations. J Appl Physiol (1985). 1994 Dec; 77(6):2519-21. PMID: 7896585.
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  25. Balon TW, Jasman A, Scott S, Meehan WP, Rude RK, Nadler JL. Dietary magnesium prevents fructose-induced insulin insensitivity in rats. Hypertension. 1994 Jun; 23(6 Pt 2):1036-9. PMID: 8206589.
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  26. Morgan DA, Balon TW, Ginsberg BH, Mark AL. Nonuniform regional sympathetic nerve responses to hyperinsulinemia in rats. Am J Physiol. 1993 Feb; 264(2 Pt 2):R423-7. PMID: 8447499.
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  27. Balon TW, Horowitz JF, Fitzsimmons KM. Effects of carbohydrate loading and weight-lifting on muscle girth. Int J Sport Nutr. 1992 Dec; 2(4):328-34. PMID: 1299502.
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  28. Stump CS, Balon TW, Tipton CM. Effects of insulin and exercise on rat hindlimb muscles after simulated microgravity. J Appl Physiol (1985). 1992 Nov; 73(5):2044-53. PMID: 1474084.
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  29. Marette A, Richardson JM, Ramlal T, Balon TW, Vranic M, Pessin JE, Klip A. Abundance, localization, and insulin-induced translocation of glucose transporters in red and white muscle. Am J Physiol. 1992 Aug; 263(2 Pt 1):C443-52. PMID: 1514590.
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  30. Balon TW, Treadway JL, Hughes JB, Young JC, Ruderman NB. Effect of prior exercise and insulin on potential thermogenic systems in rat skeletal muscle. J Appl Physiol (1985). 1992 Jun; 72(6):2203-9. PMID: 1629074.
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  31. Anderson EA, Balon TW, Hoffman RP, Sinkey CA, Mark AL. Insulin increases sympathetic activity but not blood pressure in borderline hypertensive humans. Hypertension. 1992 Jun; 19(6 Pt 2):621-7. PMID: 1592458.
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  32. Richardson JM, Balon TW, Treadway JL, Pessin JE. Differential regulation of glucose transporter activity and expression in red and white skeletal muscle. J Biol Chem. 1991 Jul 5; 266(19):12690-4. PMID: 1829459.
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  33. Anderson EA, Hoffman RP, Balon TW, Sinkey CA, Mark AL. Hyperinsulinemia produces both sympathetic neural activation and vasodilation in normal humans. J Clin Invest. 1991 Jun; 87(6):2246-52. PMID: 2040704.
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  34. Balon TW, Welk GJ. Effects of prior exercise on the thermic effect of glucose and fructose. J Appl Physiol (1985). 1991 Apr; 70(4):1463-8. PMID: 2055822.
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  35. Balon TW, Zorzano A, Treadway JL, Goodman MN, Ruderman NB. Effect of insulin on protein synthesis and degradation in skeletal muscle after exercise. Am J Physiol. 1990 Jan; 258(1 Pt 1):E92-7. PMID: 2405703.
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  36. Zorzano A, Balon TW, Jakubowski JA, Goodman MN, Deykin D, Ruderman NB. Effects of insulin and prior exercise on prostaglandin release from perfused rat muscle. Evidence that prostaglandins do not mediate changes in glucose uptake. Biochem J. 1986 Dec 1; 240(2):437-43. PMID: 3545188.
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  37. Zorzano A, Balon TW, Goodman MN, Ruderman NB. Glycogen depletion and increased insulin sensitivity and responsiveness in muscle after exercise. Am J Physiol. 1986 Dec; 251(6 Pt 1):E664-9. PMID: 3538900.
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  38. Young JC, Treadway JL, Balon TW, Gavras HP, Ruderman NB. Prior exercise potentiates the thermic effect of a carbohydrate load. Metabolism. 1986 Nov; 35(11):1048-53. PMID: 3534517.
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  39. Balon TW, Zorzano A, Goodman MN, Ruderman NB. Insulin-enhanced thermogenesis in skeletal muscle after exercise: regulatory factors. Am J Physiol. 1986 Sep; 251(3 Pt 1):E294-8. PMID: 2875652.
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  40. Zorzano A, Balon TW, Goodman MN, Ruderman NB. Additive effects of prior exercise and insulin on glucose and AIB uptake by rat muscle. Am J Physiol. 1986 Jul; 251(1 Pt 1):E21-6. PMID: 3524258.
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  41. Zorzano A, Balon TW, Goodman MN, Ruderman NB. Insulin and exercise stimulate muscle alpha-aminoisobutyric acid transport by a Na+-K+-ATPase independent pathway. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 1986 Feb 13; 134(3):1342-9. PMID: 2418838.
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  42. Ruderman NB, Balon T, Zorzano A, Goodman MN, Young J. Acute and chronic metabolism changes following exercise: mechanisms and physiological relevance. Curr Concepts Nutr. 1986; 15:1-8. PMID: 3533435.
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  43. Ruderman NB, Balon T, Zorzano A, Goodman M. The postexercise state: altered effects of insulin on skeletal muscle and their physiologic relevance. Diabetes Metab Rev. 1986; 1(4):425-44. PMID: 3087715.
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  44. Zorzano A, Balon TW, Brady LJ, Rivera P, Garetto LP, Young JC, Goodman MN, Ruderman NB. Effects of starvation and exercise on concentrations of citrate, hexose phosphates and glycogen in skeletal muscle and heart. Evidence for selective operation of the glucose-fatty acid cycle. Biochem J. 1985 Dec 1; 232(2):585-91. PMID: 4091810.
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  45. Zorzano A, Balon TW, Garetto LP, Goodman MN, Ruderman NB. Muscle alpha-aminoisobutyric acid transport after exercise: enhanced stimulation by insulin. Am J Physiol. 1985 May; 248(5 Pt 1):E546-52. PMID: 3887941.
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  46. Balon TW, Zorzano A, Goodman MN, Ruderman NB. Insulin increases thermogenesis in rat skeletal muscle following exercise. Am J Physiol. 1985 Jan; 248(1 Pt 1):E148-51. PMID: 3881047.
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  47. Shepherd RE, Kuehne ML, Kenno KA, Durstine JL, Balon TW, Rapp JP. Attenuation of blood pressure increases in Dahl salt-sensitive rats by exercise. J Appl Physiol Respir Environ Exerc Physiol. 1982 Jun; 52(6):1608-13. PMID: 7107471.
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