Biochemistry & Cancer Biology

Amir Askari, Ph.D.


Professor Emeritus

Telephone: (419) 383-4131, 383-3982
FAX: (419) 383-6228


  • B.S., Biology, 1953, University of Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa
  • M.S., Chemistry, 1956, New York University
  • Ph.D., Biochemistry, 1960, Cornell University Medical College

Representative Publications

A. Askari and D. B. Melville, The reaction sequence in ergothioneine biosynthesis.  J. Biol. Chem., 237, 1615 (1962).

A. Askari, Erythrocytes:  5'-adenylic acid deaminase requirement for ammonia or monovalent metal ion. Science, 141, 44 (1963).

A. Askari, Effect of ATP and monovalent cations on brain adenylate acid deaminase.  Nature, 202, 185 (1964).

A. Askari, Editor, "Proceedings of the First International Conference on Properties and Functions of Na+,K+-ATPase."  Ann. N. Y. Acad. Sciences, 242, (1974).

M. Peng, L. Huang, Z. Xie, W.-H. Huang, and A. Askari. Partial inhibition of Na+/K+-ATPase by ouabain induces the Ca2+-dependent expressions of early-response genes in cardiac myocytes.  J. Biol. Chem. 271, 10372-10378 (1996).

P. Kometiani, L. Liu, and A. Askari.  Digitalis-Induced Signaling by Na+/K+-ATPase In Human Breast Cancer Cells.  Mol. Pharmacol. 67, 929-936 (2005).

M.E. Gable, S.L. Abdallah, S.M. Najjar, L. Liu and A. Askari.  Digitalis-induced cell signaling by the sodium pump: On the relation of Src to Na+/K+-ATPase.  Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 446: 1151-1154 (2014).

Last Updated: 3/24/16