Stead Family Department of Pediatrics

Liuska Pesce, MD

Portrait

Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics  - Endocrinology and Diabetes

Contact Information

Primary Office: 2858 JPP
Iowa City, IA 52242
Primary Office Phone: 319-356-3164

Email: liuska-pesce@uiowa.edu

Education

MD, Central University of Venezuela, Luis Razetti School of Medicine

Teaching scholar, University of Iowa, OCRME
Post Doctoral, Research Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Michael Reese Hospital, University of Illinois at Chicago
Post Doctoral, Research Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois
Internship, Pediatrics, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Residency, Pediatrics, Univeristy of Illinois at Chicago
Fellowship, Pediatric Endocrinology, Children's Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois

Licensure and Certifications

Iowa Controlled Substance License
Permanent Iowa Medical License
American Board of Pediatric Endocrinology
American Board of Pediatrics

All Publications

Pesce L, Bizhanova A, Caraballo J, Westphal W, Butti M, Comellas A, Kopp P.  TSH Regulates Pendrin Membrane Abundance and enhances Iodide Efflux in Thyroid Cells.  Endocrinology.  2012 January. 153(1):512-21.
[PubMed]

Comellas A, Briva A, Dada L, Butti M, Trejo H, Yshii C, Azzam Z, Litvan J, Chen J, Lecuona E, Pesce L, Yanagisawa M, Sznajder J.  Endothelin-1 Impairs Alveolar Epithelial Function via Endothelial ET-B Receptor.  Am J Respir Crit Care Med.  2009 January 15. 179(2):113-22.
[PubMed]

Kopp P, Schnyder S, Pesce L.  Pendred syndrome: deficiency in iodide transport.  Oxford: Academic Press.  2009. 

Kopp P, Pesce L, Solis J.  Pendred Syndrome and iodide transport in the thyroid.  Trends Endocrinol and Metab.  2008 September. 19(7):260-8.
[PubMed]

Pesce L, Zimmerman D.  Amenorrhea.  Humana Press.  2008. 

Pesce L, Zimmerman D.  Early puberty and hypothyroidism.  Humana Press.  2008. 

Comellas A, Dada L, Lecuona E, Pesce L, Chandel N, Quesada N, Budinger G, Strous G, Ciechanover A, Sznajder J.  Hypoxia-Mediated Degradation of Na,K-ATPase via Mitochondrial Reactive Oxygen Species and the Ubiquitin-Conjugating System.  Circ Res.  2006 May 26. 98(10):1314-22.
[PubMed]

Adir Y, Azzam Z, Lecuona E, Leal S, Pesce L, Dumasius V, Bertorello A, Factor P, Young J, Ridge K, Sznajder J.  Augmentation of endogenous dopamine production increases lung liquid clearanc.  Am J Respir Crit Care Med.  2004 March 15. 169(6):757-63.
[PubMed]

Pesce L, Comellas A, Sznajder J.  beta-adrenergic agonists regulate the Na,K-ATPase via the p70s6K.  Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol.  2003 October. 285(4):L802-7.
[PubMed]

Lecuona E, Ridge K, Pesce L, Batlle D, Sznajder J.  The GTP-binding protein RhoA mediates Na, K-ATPase exocytosis in alveolar epithelial cells.  Mol Biol Cell.  2003 September. 14(9):3888-97.
[PubMed]

Comellas A, Pesce L, Azzam Z, Saldias F, Sznajder J.  Scorpion venom decreases lung liquid clearance in rats.  Am J Respir Crit Care Med.  2003 April 15. 167(8):1064-7.
[PubMed]

Saldias F, Comellas A, Pesce L, Lecuona E, Sznajder J.  Dopamine increases lung liquid clearance during mechanical ventilation.  Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol.  2002 July. 283(1):L136-43.
[PubMed]

Correa-Meyer E, Pesce L, Guerrero C, Sznajder J.  Cyclic stretch activates ERK1/2 via G proteins and EGFR in alveolar epithelial cells.  Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol.  2002 May. 282(5):L883-91.

Guerrero C, Pesce L, Lecuona E, Ridge K, Sznajder J.  Dopamine activates ERKs in alveolar epithelial cells via Ras-PKC-dependent and Grb2/Sos-independent mechanisms.  Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol.  2002 May. 282(5):L1099-107.

Cajigas H, Lecuona E, Dada L, Pesce L, Ridge K, Chandel N, Sznajder J.  Hypoxia decreases E-cadherin at the plasma level of lung carcinoma cells.  American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.  2002. 165(A370).

Pesce L, Budinger S, Strous G, Chandel N, Ciechanover A, Sznajder J.  Hypoxia induces Na,K-ATPase degradation via ubiquitin proteasome/lysosome pathways.  American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.  2002. 165(A518).

Guerrero C, Lecuona E, Pesce L, Ridge K, Sznajder J.  Dopamine regulates Na-K-ATPase in alveolar epithelial cells via MAPK-ERK-dependent mechanisms.  Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol.  2001 July. 281(1):L9-85.
[PubMed]

Correa-Meyer E, Pesce L, Guerrero C, Sznajder J.  Activation of extracellular signal-regulated kinases ½ by cyclic stretch of alveolar epithelial cells via G-proteins and epidermal growth factor receptor.  American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.  2001. 163(A460).

Lecuona E, Vena R, Pesce L, Sznajder J.  Beta-adrenergic agonists regulate the Na,K-ATPase via RhoA.  American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.  2001. 163(A570).

Adir Y, Azzam Z, Leal S, Ridge K, Pesce L, Young J, Sznajder J.  Enriched tyrosine diet increases alveolar fluid reabsorption.  American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.  2001. 163(A451).

Upadhyay D, Correa-Meyer E, Pesce L, Kamp D.  FGF-10 attenuates H2O2-induced alveolar epithelial cell damage and cell death via mitogen activated protein kinases pathways.  American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.  2001. 163(A793).

Pesce L, Guerrero C, Comellas A, Ridge K, Sznajder J.  beta-agonists regulate Na,K-ATPase via novel MAPK/ERK and rapamycin-sensitive pathways.  FEBS Lett.  2000 December 15. 486(3):310-4.

Friedman E, Novoa E, Crespo A, Marcano H, Pesce L, Comellas A, Sanchez de Leon R.  Effect of hydrocortisone on platelet activating factor induced lung edema in isolated rabbit lungs.  Respir Physiol.  2000 March. 120(1):61-9.

Correa Meyer E, Pesce L, Guerrero C, Sznajder J.  Cyclic stretch activates MAPK/ERK pathway in rat alveolar epitelial type II cells.  CHEST.  2000. 118(155S).

Upadhyay D, Meyer E, Pesce L, Kamp D.  FGF-10 attenuates H2O2-induced DNA damage in alveolar epithelial cells via activation of signaling pathways.  CHEST.  2000. 118(156S).

Comellas A, Pesce L, Azzam Z, Saldias F, Sznajder J.  Scorpion (Tityus serrulatus) venom decreases alveolar fluid reabsorption in rat lungs.  American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.  2000. 161(A99).

Comellas A, Tristano S, Pesce L, Friedman E, Marcano H, Sanchez de Leon R.  Effect of platelet activating factor (PAF) on pulmonary circulation in isolated rabbit lung.  J Physiol Biochem.  1999 March. 55(1):1-6.

D'Suze G, Comellas A, Pesce L, Sevcik C, Sanchez de Leon R.  Tityus discrepans venom produces a respiratory distress syndrome in rabbits through an indirect mechanism.  Toxicon.  1999 January. 37(1):173-80.

Pesce L, Tristano S, Friedman E, Comellas A, Marcano H, Sanchez de Leon R.  Effect of Fenoterol on PAF-induced lung edema in isolated and perfused rabbit lungs.  Respir Physiol.  1998 November. 114(2):153-60.

Pesce L.  Cabergoline in the management of ACTH secreting pituitary macroadenoma in a pediatric patient. Case report. 

Pesce L, Caraballo J, Westphal W, Comellas A, Kopp P.  Na,K-ATPase activity is reduced in thyroid cancer cells. 

Pesce L.  Pituitary gigantism. Case report and review of the literature. 

Pesce L, Guerrero C, Correa-Meyer E, Ridge K, Sznajder J.  Post-transcriptional regulation of Na, K-ATPase by adrenergic agonists via MAPK/ERK in alveolar epithelial cells.  American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.  161:A24.

Pesce L.  Precocious puberty and hypothalamic hamartoma- When to consider Pallister Hall syndrome? Case report and review of the literature. 

Pesce L, Fang M, Policeni B, Axelson R, Pettit J, Lenoch S.  Teaching technology skills in faculty members at the Carver College of Medicine . 

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