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Maret G. Traber; Ph.D., B.S.

Dr. Traber is currently a Professor in the Department of Nutrition and Exercise Sciences and a Principal Investigator in the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University in Corvallis, OR. Earlier, she was an Associate Research Biochemist with the department of Molecular & Cell Biology at the University of California at Berkeley in CA. Even earlier still, she was an Associate Research Professor at the department of Medicine at New York University in New York City, NY. Dr. Traber is a member of several professional societies including the the Society for Free Radical Biology and Medicine, American Heart Association Arteriosclerosis Council, the American Society for Biochemistry and Nutrition Biology, the American Society for Nutritional Sciences, and the American Society for Clinical Nutrition. She has co-authored and written extensively in the field of nutrition including: Traber, M.G. & Ostwald, R. 1978 Cholesterol absorption and steroid excretion in cholesterol fed guinea pigs. J. Lipid Res. 19: 448-456; Traber, M.G. & Kayden, H.J. 1980 Low density lipoprotein receptor activity in human monocyte- derived macrophages and its relation to atheromatous lesions. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 77: 5466-5470; Traber, M.G., Sokol, R.J., Ringel, S.P., Neville, H.E., Thellman, C.A., & Kayden, H.J. 1987 Lack of tocopherol in peripheral nerves of vitamin E-deficient patients with peripheral neuropathy. N. Engl. J. Med. 317: 262-265; Traber, M.G., Ramakrishnan, R., & Kayden, H.J. 1994 Human plasma vitamin E kinetics demonstrate rapid recycling of plasma RRR-a-tocopherol. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 91: 10005-10008; Podda, M., Traber, M.G., Weber, C., Yan, L.J., & Packer, L. 1998 UV-irradiation depletes antioxidants and causes oxidative damage in a model of human skin. Free Radic Biol Med 24: 55-65; Traber, M.G., Elsner, A., & Brigelius-Flohé, R. 1998 Synthetic as compared with natural vitamin E is preferentially excreted as a-CEHC in human urine; studies using deuterated a-tocopheryl acetates. FEBS Lett. 437: 145-148; Leonard, S.W., Good, C.K., Gugger, E.T., & Traber, M.G. 2004 Vitamin E bioavailability from fortified breakfast cereal is greater than that from encapsulated supplements. Am. J. Clin. Nutr. 79: 86-92; Mastaloudis, A., Morrow, J.D., Hopkins, D.W., Deveraj, S., & Traber, M.G. 2004 Antioxidant supplementation prevents exercise-induced lipid peroxidation, but not inflammation, in ultramarathon runners. Free Radic. Biol. Med 36: 1329-41; Bruno, R.S., Ramakrishnan, R., Montine, T.J., Bray, T.M., & Traber, M.G. 2005 alpha-Tocopherol disappearance is faster in cigarette smokers and is inversely related to their ascorbic acid status. Am J Clin Nutr 81: 95-103; Bruno, R.S. & Traber, M.G. 2005 Cigarette smoke alters human vitamin E requirements. J Nutr 135: 671-4; Leonard, S.W., Paterson, E., Atkinson, J.K., Ramakrishnan, R., Cross, C.E., & Traber, M.G. 2005 Studies in humans using deuterium-labeled a- and g-tocopherol demonstrate faster plasma g-tocopherol disappearance and greater g-metabolite production. Free Radic. Biol. Med 38: 857-66; Traber, M.G., Siddens, L.K., Leonard, S.W., Schock, B., Gohil, K., Krueger, S.K., Cross, C.E., & Williams, D.E. 2005 a-Tocopherol modulates Cyp3a expression, increases g-CEHC production and limits tissue g-tocopherol accumulation in mice fed high g-tocopherol diets. Free Radic Biol Med 38: 773-85. Dr. Traber holds Ph.D. and B.S. degrees in Nutrition and Nutrition and Food Science respectively from the University of California in Berkeley, CA.


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