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Published Work

Years of Research


Journal Articles Published

Amita Bansal, Jane M Alsweiler, Mark H Oliver, Anne Jaquiery, Hui Hui Phua, Mike Dragunow, Rob de Matteo, Jane E Harding, and Frank H Bloomfield. Effects of preterm birth induced with or without exogenous glucocorticoids on ovine glucose-insulin axis. J Dev Orig Health Dis (JDOHaD). 2021. 12(1):58-70. doi: 10.1017/S2040174419000916.

Tessa J. Roseboom, Susan E. Ozanne, Keith Godfrey, Carmen R. Isasi, Hiroaki Itoh, Rebecca A. Simmons, Amita Bansal, Mary Barker, Torsten Plosch, Deborah M. Sloboda, Stephen G. Matthews, Caroline Fall, Lucilla Poston, and Mark Hanson. Unheard, unseen and unprotected: DOHaD Council’s call for action to Protect the Younger Generation from the Long-term effects of COVID-19. J Dev Orig Health Dis (JDOHaD). 2021; Feb; 12(1):3-5. doi: 10.1017/s2040174420000847.

Book Chapters Published

Thea Golden, Nicole Robles-Matos, Tenzin Dagpo, and Amita Bansal. Chapter 15: Immunomodulatory role of EDCs in disrupting metabolic health. Book:  Endocrine Disruption and

Human Health. 2nd Edition. Editors: Philippa D Darbre. 2021.

Journal Articles Accepted for Publication

Tessa Bertozzi, Jessica Becker, Georgina Blake, Amita Bansal, Duy Nguyen, Denise Fernandez-Twinn, Susan E. Ozanne, Marisa Bartolomei, Rebecca Simmons, Erica Watson, Anne Ferguson-Smith. Variably methylated retrotransposons are insensitive to environmental perturbation. 2021. accepted in Nature Genetics


Journal Articles Published

Mark H Oliver, Frank H Bloomfield, Amita Bansal, Eric B.Thorstensen, Hui Hui Phua, Jane E Harding, and Anne L Jaquiery. Effects of maternal periconception undernutrition on ovine fetal and adult offspring glucose-insulin axis. J Dev Orig Health Dis (JDOHaD). 2020 Nov. doi: 10.1017/S2040174420001063. 

Cetewayo S. Rashid, Amita Bansal, Clementina Mesaros, Marisa S. Bartolomei, Rebecca A. Simmons. Paternal bisphenol A exposure in mice impairs glucose tolerance in female offspring. Food and Chemical Toxicology. 2020 Sep 3;145:111716. doi: 10.1016/j.fct.2020.111716.

Amita Bansal and Janna Morrison. The Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (JDOHaD) celebrates the contribution of Women in DOHaD on International Women’s Day. J Dev Orig Health Dis (JDOHaD).2020; Apr; 11(2): 97-98. doi: 10.1017/S2040174420000070.

Summer Elshenawy, Sara E. Pinney, Paschalis T. Doulias, Gabriella Zura, Samuel Parry, Michal Elovitz, Michael Bennett, Amita Bansal, Harry Ischiropolous, and Rebecca A. Simmons. The Metabolomic Signature of the Placenta in Spontaneous Preterm Birth. International Journal of Molecular Sciences (Int. J. Mol. Sci.). Feb 2020. 21 (3): 1043. doi: 10.3390/ijms21031043.

Amita Bansal, Nicole Robles-Matos, David Condon, Paul Wang, Apoorva Joshi, and Sara Pinney. In utero bisphenol A exposure is linked with sex specific changes in the transcriptome and methylome of human amniocytes. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2020 Feb. 105 (2): 453–467. doi: 10.1210/clinem/dgz037.


Journal Articles Published

Amita Bansal, Changhong Li, Frances Xin, Anna Duemler, William Li, Cetewayo Rashid, Marisa S. Bartolomei, and Rebecca A. Simmons. Transgenerational effects of maternal bisphenol A exposure on offspring metabolic health. J Dev Orig Health Dis (JDOHaD). Apr 2019. 26:1-12. doi: 10.1017/S2040174418000764. (invited article)

Book Chapter Published

Amita Bansal, Cetewayo Rashid, and Rebecca A. Simmons. Chapter 14:  Impact of fetal programming on mitochondrial function and susceptibility to obesity and type 2 diabetes. Book:  Mitochondria in Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes (978-0-12-811752-1). Editors: Béatrice Morio, Michel Rigoulet and Luc Pénicaud. 2019.


Journal Articles Published

Cetewayo Rashid, Amita Bansal, and Rebecca Simmons. Oxidative stress and developmental programming of type 2 diabetes. Physiology (Bethesda). Sep 2018. 33 (5): 348-359. doi: 10.1152/physiol.00023.2018.

Amita Bansal, and Rebecca A. Simmons. Epigenetics and Developmental Origins of Diabetes: Correlation, or Causality? Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2018 Jul 1;315(1):E15-E28. doi: 10.1152/ajpendo.00424.2017.

Frances Xin, Erin Fischer, Christopher Krapp, Elizabeth N. Krizman, Yemin Lan, Clementina Mesaros, Nathaniel W. Snyder, Amita Bansal, Michael B. Robinson, Rebecca A. Simmons, and Marisa S. Bartolomei. Mice Exposed to Bisphenol A Exhibit Depressive-like Behavior with Neurotransmitter and Neuroactive Steroid Dysfunction. Hormones and Behavior. June 2018.102: 93-104. doi: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2018.05.010.

Cetewayo Rashid, Yu-Chin Lien, Amita Bansal, Changhong Li, Lane Jaeckle Santos, and Rebecca A. Simmons. Transcriptome analysis reveals novel mechanisms mediating islet dysfunction in intrauterine growth restricted rats. Endocrinology. 2018 Feb 1;159(2):1035-1049. doi: 10.1210/en.2017-00888.

Amita Bansal, Jorge Henao-Mejia, and Rebecca A. Simmons. Immune system: an emerging player in mediating effects of endocrine disruptors on metabolic health. Endocrinology. 2018; Jan 1;159(1):32-45. doi: 10.1210/en.2017-00882. (invited review)


Journal Articles Published

Amita Bansal, Cetewayo Rashid, Frances Xin, Changhong Li, Erzsebet Polyak, Anna Duemler, Tom van der Meer, Sana Wajid, Martha Stefaniak, Marisa S. Bartolomei, and Rebecca A. Simmons. Sex and dose-specific effects of maternal bisphenol A exposure on pancreatic islets of first and second generation adult mice offspring. Environ Health Perspect. 2017; Sep; 125 (9): 097022. doi: 10.1289/EHP1674.

Amita Bansal, and Sara E. Pinney. DNA methylation and its role in the pathogenesis of diabetes. Pediatr Diabetes. 2017; May; 18:167-177. doi: 10.1111/pedi.12521. (invited review)


Journal Articles Published

Amita Bansal, Frank H Bloomfield, Kristin L Connor, Deborah Sloboda, Mark Oliver, Eric Thorstensen, Mike Dragunow, Jane E Harding, and Jane M Alsweiler. Glucocorticoid-induced preterm birth and neonatal hyperglycemia alter ovine beta cell development. Endocrinology. 2015; Oct; 156 (10): 3763-76. doi: 10.1210/en.2015-1095.

Martha Susiarjo, Frances Xin, Amita Bansal, Martha Stefaniak, Changhong Li, Rebecca A. Simmons, and Marisa S. Bartolomei. Bisphenol A exposure disrupts metabolic health across multiple generations in the mouse. Endocrinology. 2015; Jun; 156 (6): 2049-58. doi: 10.1210/en.2014-2027.

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