Darren Johnson Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, University of Kentucky, United States, United States,
1 protocol

Christian Lattermann Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, University of Kentucky, United States, United States,
1 protocol

Cale Jacobs Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, University of Kentucky, United States, United States,
1 protocol

Richard Dennis Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center, Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System, United States, United States,
1 protocol

Charlotte A. Peterson
  • Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, College of Health Sciences and Center for Muscle Biology, University of Kentucky, USA, USA,
Research focus
  • Immunology
  • 1 Author merit


Ph.D, University of Virginia , United States, 1984

Current position

Senior Scientific Advisor, National Institute of Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Skin Disorders (NIAMS), National Institutes of Health, United States

Publications (since 2015)

  1. McDermott, M. M., Peterson, C. A., Sufit, R., Ferrucci, L., Guralnik, J. M., Kibbe, M. R., Polonsky, T. S., Tian, L., Criqui, M. H., Zhao, L., Stein, J. H., Li, L. and Leeuwenburgh, C. (2018). Peripheral artery disease, calf skeletal muscle mitochondrial DNA copy number, and functional performance. Vasc Med: 1358863X18765667.
  2. Al-Attar, A., Presnell, S. R., Clasey, J. L., Long, D. E., Walton, R. G., Sexton, M., Starr, M. E., Kern, P. A., Peterson, C. A. and Lutz, C. T. (2018). Human Body Composition and Immunity: Visceral Adipose Tissue Produces IL-15 and Muscle Strength Inversely Correlates with NK Cell Function in Elderly Humans. Front Immunol 9: 440.
  3. Wen, Y., Murach, K. A., Vechetti, I. J., Jr., Fry, C. S., Vickery, C., Peterson, C. A., McCarthy, J. J. and Campbell, K. S. (2018). MyoVision: software for automated high-content analysis of skeletal muscle immunohistochemistry. J Appl Physiol  124(1): 40-51.
  4. Murach, K. A., Confides, A. L., Ho, A., Jackson, J. R., Ghazala, L. S., Peterson, C. A. and Dupont-Versteegden, E. E. (2017). Depletion of Pax7+ satellite cells does not affect diaphragm adaptations to running in young or aged mice. J Physiol 595(19): 6299-6311.
  5. Murach, K. A., White, S. H., Wen, Y., Ho, A., Dupont-Versteegden, E. E., McCarthy, J. J. and Peterson, C. A. (2017). Differential requirement for satellite cells during overload-induced muscle hypertrophy in growing versus mature mice. Skelet Muscle 7(1): 14.
  6. Long, D. E., Peck, B. D., Martz, J. L., Tuggle, S. C., Bush, H. M., McGwin, G., Kern, P. A., Bamman, M. M. and Peterson, C. A. (2017). Metformin to Augment Strength Training Effective Response in Seniors (MASTERS): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials 18(1): 192.
  7. McCarthy, J. J., Dupont-Versteegden, E. E., Fry, C. S., Murach, K. A. and Peterson, C. A. (2017). Methodological issues limit interpretation of negative effects of satellite cell depletion on adult muscle hypertrophy. Development 144(8): 1363-1365.
  8. Fry, C. S., Kirby, T. J., Kosmac, K., McCarthy, J. J. and Peterson, C. A. (2017). Myogenic Progenitor Cells Control Extracellular Matrix Production by Fibroblasts during Skeletal Muscle Hypertrophy. Cell Stem Cell 20(1): 56-69.
  9. Kinney, M. C., Dayanidhi, S., Dykstra, P. B., McCarthy, J. J., Peterson, C. A. and Lieber, R. L. (2017). Reduced skeletal muscle satellite cell number alters muscle morphology after chronic stretch but allows limited serial sarcomere addition. Muscle Nerve 55(3): 384-392.
  10. Fry, C. S., Lee, J. D., Mula, J., Kirby, T. J., Jackson, J. R., Liu, F., Yang, L., Mendias, C. L., Dupont-Versteegden, E. E., McCarthy, J. J. and Peterson, C. A. (2015). Inducible depletion of satellite cells in adult, sedentary mice impairs muscle regenerative capacity without affecting sarcopenia. Nat Med 21(1): 76-80.
  11. White, S. H., McDermott, M. M., Sufit, R. L., Kosmac, K., Bugg, A. W., Gonzalez-Freire, M., Ferrucci, L., Tian, L., Zhao, L., Gao, Y., Kibbe, M. R., Criqui, M. H., Leeuwenburgh, C. and Peterson, C. A. (2016). Walking performance is positively correlated to calf muscle fiber size in peripheral artery disease subjects, but fibers show aberrant mitophagy: an observational study. J Transl Med 14(1): 284.
  12. Murach, K. A., Walton, R. G., Fry, C. S., Michaelis, S. L., Groshong, J. S., Finlin, B. S., Kern, P. A. and Peterson, C. A. (2016). Cycle training modulates satellite cell and transcriptional responses to a bout of resistance. to a bout of resistance exercise. Physiol Rep 4(18).
  13. Kirby, T. J., McCarthy, J. J., Peterson, C. A. and Fry, C. S. (2016). Synergist Ablation as a Rodent Model to Study Satellite Cell Dynamics in Adult Skeletal Muscle. Methods Mol Biol 1460: 43-52.
  14. Al-Attar, A., Presnell, S. R., Peterson, C. A., Thomas, D. T. and Lutz, C. T. (2016). The effect of sex on immune cells in healthy aging: Elderly women have more robust natural killer lymphocytes than do elderly men. Mech Ageing Dev 156: 25-33.
  15. Kirby, T. J., Patel, R. M., McClintock, T. S., Dupont-Versteegden, E. E., Peterson, C. A. and McCarthy, J. J. (2016). Myonuclear transcription is responsive to mechanical load and DNA content but uncoupled from cell size during hypertrophy. Mol Biol Cell 27(5): 788-798.
  16. Kirby, T. J., Walton, R. G., Finlin, B., Zhu, B., Unal, R., Rasouli, N., Peterson, C. A. and Kern, P. A. (2016). Integrative mRNA-microRNA analyses reveal novel interactions related to insulin sensitivity in human adipose tissue. Physiol Genomics 48(2): 145-153.
  17. Lee, J. D., Fry, C. S., Mula, J., Kirby, T. J., Jackson, J. R., Liu, F., Yang, L., Dupont-Versteegden, E. E., McCarthy, J. J. and Peterson, C. A. (2016). Aged Muscle Demonstrates Fiber-Type Adaptations in Response to Mechanical Overload, in the Absence of Myofiber Hypertrophy, Independent of Satellite Cell Abundance. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 71(4): 461-467.
  18. Richardson, A., Fischer, K. E., Speakman, J. R., de Cabo, R., Mitchell, S. J., Peterson, C. A., Rabinovitch, P., Chiao, Y. A., Taffet, G., Miller, R. A., Renteria, R. C., Bower, J., Ingram, D. K., Ladiges, W. C., Ikeno, Y., Sierra, F. and Austad, S. N. (2016). Measures of Healthspan as Indices of Aging in Mice-A Recommendation. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 71(4): 427-430.
  19. Schroder, E. A., Harfmann, B. D., Zhang, X., Srikuea, R., England, J. H., Hodge, B. A., Wen, Y., Riley, L. A., Yu, Q., Christie, A., Smith, J. D., Seward, T., Wolf Horrell, E. M., Mula, J., Peterson, C. A., Butterfield, T. A. and Esser, K. A. (2015). Intrinsic muscle clock is necessary for musculoskeletal health. J Physiol 593(24): 5387-5404.
  20. Jackson, J. R., Kirby, T. J., Fry, C. S., Cooper, R. L., McCarthy, J. J., Peterson, C. A. and Dupont-Versteegden, E. E. (2015). Reduced voluntary running performance is associated with impaired coordination as a result of muscle satellite cell depletion in adult mice. Skelet Muscle 5: 41.
  21. Walton, R. G., Finlin, B. S., Mula, J., Long, D. E., Zhu, B., Fry, C. S., Westgate, P. M., Lee, J. D., Bennett, T., Kern, P. A. and Peterson, C. A. (2015). Insulin-resistant subjects have normal angiogenic response to aerobic exercise training in skeletal muscle, but not in adipose tissue. Physiol Rep 3(6).
  22. Dennis, R. A., Ponnappan, U., Kodell, R. L., Garner, K. K., Parkes, C. M., Bopp, M. M., Padala, K. P., Peterson, C. A., Padala, P. R. and Sullivan, D. H. (2015). Immune Function and Muscle Adaptations to Resistance exercise in Older Adults: Study Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial of a Nutritional Supplement. Trials 16: 121. 
1 Protocol published
Immunohistochemical Identification of Human Skeletal Muscle Macrophages
Macrophages have well-characterized roles in skeletal muscle repair and regeneration. Relatively little is known regarding the role of resident macrophages in skeletal muscle homeostasis, extracellular matrix remodeling, growth, metabolism and ...
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