Dr. Pandurangan Ramaraj

Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine

A. T. Still University, USA

Associate Professor



1993 Ph.D., Biochemistry, Indian Institute of Science, India

1985 M.Sc., Medical Biochemistry, University of Madras, India

1982 B.Sc., Chemistry, University of Madras, India

Publications (Selected)

1. Douglas C.Leder, Jason R. Brown, Pandurangan Ramaraj. In-Vitro Rescue and Recovery Studies of Human Melanoma (BLM) Cell Growth, Adhesion and Migration Functions After Treatment with Progesterone. Int J Clin Exp Med 2015;8 (8):12275-12285. PMID:26550137 [PubMed] PMCID:PMC4612822

2. Cox JL., Chang Yz. and Ramaraj P. In-Vitro Determination of Biological and Anabolic Functions of Weak Androgen Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) Using a Variety of Cell Lines. Open Journal of Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases, 2015, 5(8) 105-116.

3. Pandurangan Ramaraj, Jorge N. Artaza, Indrani Sinha-Hikim and Wayne E. Taylor. Effect of Androstenedione on Adipogenesis in Murine C3H10T1/2 Mesenchymal Cells. Open Journal of Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases, 2015;5(2): 9-18.

4. Ramaraj, P. and Cox, JL. In-vitro Effect of Progesterone on Human Melanoma (BLM) Cell Growth – Int J Clin Exp Med 2014;7(11):3941-3953 PMID:25550902: PMCID: PMC4276160

5. Ramaraj, P. and Cox, JL. In-Vitro effect of sex steroids on mouse melanoma (B16F10) cell growth. CellBio, 2014;3:60-71,

6. Ravi Jasuja, Pandurangan Ramaraj, Ricky Phong Mac, Atam B. Singh, Thomas W. Storer, Jorge Artaza, Aria Miller, Rajan singh, Wayne E. Taylor, Martin Lee, Tina Davidson, Indrani Sinha-Hikim, Nestor Gonzalez-Cadavid, Shalender Bhasin (2005)-4-Androstene-3, 17-Dione Binds Androgen Receptor, Promotes Myogenesis in vitro, and Increases serum Testosterone levels, Fat-Free Mass and Muscle Strength in Hypogonadal Men J Clin Endocrinol Metab.  90 (2): 855-863. PubMed ID: 15522925

7. Pandurangan Ramaraj, Harjeet Singh, Ning Niu, Su Chu, Melissa Holtz, Jiing Kuan Yee and Ravi Bhatia (2004). Effect of mutational inactivation of tyrosine kinase activity on cell growth and adhesion abnormalities resulting from BCR/ABL expression in human hematopoietic progenitor cells Cancer Research, 64(15): 5322-5331. PubMed ID: 15289338

8. Ramaraj, P. and Jagannadha Rao, A. (1999) Studies on LH modulated 8 KDa peptide involved regulation of testosterone Production in rat Leydig cells. Asian J Androl. 1(4) 191-194. PubMed ID: 11225893

9. Ramaraj, P. and Jagannadha Rao, A. (1999) Regulation of an 8 Kda peptide involved in testosterone production by Luteinizing Hormone in rat Leydig cells. Biochem Mol Biol Intl. 47 (5) 857-63. PubMed ID: 10365257

10. Ramaraj, P., Kessler, S.P., Colmenares, C. and Sen, G.C. (1998) Selective restoration of male fertility in mice lacking angiotensin converting enzymes by sperm-specific expression of the testicular isozyme J. Clin. Invest. 102 (2)371. PubMed ID:  9664078

11. Ghosh, A., Desai, S.Y., Sarkar, S., Ramaraj, P.,Ghosh, S.K., Bandyopadhyay, S. and  Sen, G.C. (1997) Effects of mutating specific residues present near the amino-terminus  of 2’-5’ oligoadenylate Synthetase.J. Biol. Chem. 272(24) 15452-15458. PubMed ID: 9182577

12. Ramaraj, P., Subbarayan, V.S.R. and Jagannadha Rao, A. (1991) A possible role for a low molecular weight peptide in the regulation of testosterone production by rat Leydig cell. Indian J. Biochem. Biophysics 28 536-540. PubMed ID: 1812092