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Adam J. Jonas, M.D.

Adam J. Jonas, MD, Chair, Department of Pediatrics

Adam J. Jonas, M.D.
Harbor-UCLA Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Division of Medical Genetics
Professor and Joseph St. Geme, Jr., M.D. Honorary Chair of Pediatrics
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Contact Information:
1000 W. Carson Street, Box 17
Torrance, CA 90509-2910
Phone: (310) 222-2301
Fax: (310) 328-0864

Certifications:
American Board of Pediatrics
American Board of Medical Genetics - Subspecialties: Biochemical Genetics, Clinical Genetics

Training:
Internship and Residency, Pediatrics, Children's Orthopedic Hospital and Medical Center, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Residency, Pediatrics, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA
Research Fellowship, Genetics and Metabolism, Department of Pediatrics, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA

Education:
M.D., University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine
B.S., Cornell University

Selected Publications (selected from 47 publications):

1. Jonas, A.J. and Schneider, J.A.: A simple, rapid assay for cysteamine and other thiols. Anal. Biochem. 114:429 432, 198l.

2. Jonas, A.J. and Schneider, J.A.: Plasma cysteamine concentrations in children treated for cystinosis. J. Ped. 100:321 323, 1982.

3. Jonas, A.J., Greene, A.A., Smith, M.L., and Schneider, J.A.: Cystine accumulation and loss in normal, heterozygous, and cystinotic fibroblasts. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 79:4442-4445, 1982.

4. Jonas, A.J., Schulman, J.D., Matalon, R., Velazquez, A., Brewer, E.D., Chen, H., Boyer, M.D., Brandwein, E., Arbus, G.S., Morris, C.R., and Schneider, J.A.: Cystinosis in non Caucasian children. The Johns Hopkins Med. J., 151:117 121, 1982.

5. Jonas, A.J., Smith, M.L., and Schneider, J.A.: ATP dependent lysosomal cystine efflux is defective in cystinosis. J. Biol. Chem., 257:13185 13188, 1982.

6. Symons, L.J. and Jonas, A.J.: Isolation of highly purified rat liver lysosomal membranes using two Percoll gradients. Analyt. Biochem. 164:382-390, 1987.

7. Kulkarni, M.V., Williams, J.C., Yeakley, J.W., Andrews, J.L., McCardle, C.B., Narayana, P.A., Howell, R.R., Jonas, A.J.: Magnetic resonance imaging in the diagnosis of the cranio cervical manifestations of the mucopolysaccharidoses. Magn. Res. Imag. 5:317-323, 1987.

8. Gahl, W.A., Reed, G.F., Thoene, J.G., Schulman, J.D., Rizzo, W.B., Jonas, A.J., Denman, D.W., Schlesselman, J.J., Corden, B.J., Schneider, J.A.: Cysteamine therapy for children with nephropathic cystinosis. N. Engl. J. Med. 316:971 977, 1987.

9. Jonas, A.J. and Butler, I.J.: Circumvention of defective neutral amino acid transport in Hartnup disease using tryptophan ethyl ester. J. Clin. Inv. 84:200-204, 1989.

10. Jonas, A.J., Speller, R.J., Conrad, P.B., and Dubinsky, W.P.: Transport of N-acetyl-D-glucosamine and N-acetyl-D-Galactosamine by rat liver lysosomes. J. Biol. Chem. 264:4953-4956, 1989.

11. Jonas, A.J. and Jobe, H.: Sulfate transport by rat liver lysosomes. J. Biol. Chem. 265:17545-17549, 1990.

12. Idriss, J.M. and Jonas, A.J.: Vitamin B12 transport by rat liver lysosomal membrane vesicles. J. Biol. Chem. 266:9438-9441, 1991.

13. Kakkis, E.D., Matynia, A., Jonas, A.J., and Neufeld, E.F.: Overexpression of the human lysosomal enzyme, L-iduronidase, in Chinese hamster ovary cells. Protein Expression and Purification 5:225-232, 1994.

14. Shull, R.M., Kakkis, E.D., McEntree, M.F., Kania, S.A., Jonas, A.J., and Neufeld, E.F.: Enzyme replacement in a canine model of Hurler syndrome. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 91:12937-12941, 1994.

15. Jonas, AJ: Special Article: American Pediatric Society John Howland Award 2001 Presentation. Pediatric Research. 51:542-544, 2002.

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