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Walter McConathy, PhD


Administrative Office: 432-335-5250


  • Graduate School: University of Oklahoma School of Medicine, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Undergraduatel School: University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
  • Undergraduate School: University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

Presentations and Publications:

    • Kalman,J., McConathy, W.J., Araoz, C., Kasa, P., and Lacko, A.G.  Apolipoprotein D in the Aging Brain and in Alzheimer's Dementia.  Neurological Research, 22:330-336, 2000.
    • Dickerman, R.D., McConathy, W.J., East, J.W., Smith, G.H.  Mid­dle Cerebral Artery Blood Flow Velocity During Maximal Weight-Lifting in Elite Power Athletes.  Neurological Research, 22:337-340, 2000.
    • McConathy, W.J., Dickerman, R.D., and Pertusi, R.  Amino­transferase Elevations in a Bodybuilder Using Anabolic Steroids: Hepatitis or Rhamdomyolysis?  JAOA, 101:391-394.,2001.
    • Lane, D.M., McConathy, W.J., McCaffree, M.A., and Hall, M.  Cord serum lipid and apolipoprotein levels in preterm infants with the neonatal respiratory syndrome (RDS).  J Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine 11:118-125, 2002.
    • Clearfield, M.B., Weis, S.E., Willis, J.M., Vasenius, K.. and McConathy, W.J. Lability of Serum LDL-Cholesterol Levels During Screening in Subgroup of Air Force/Texas Coronary Atherosclerosis Prevention Study (AFCAPS/TexCAPS) Cohort.  JAOA, 102:377-384, 2002.
    • Lacko, A.G., Nair, M., Paranjape, S., Johnson, S., and McConathy, W.J. High density lipoprotein complexes as delivery vehicles for cancer chemotherapy. Anti-Cancer 22:2045-2049, 2002.
    • Dickerman RD, McConathy WJ, Nicole A. Pearl NA, Qualls E. Stevens QE, Schneider SJ The Standard of Care in Pediatric Cranial Fixation: A Survey of Pediatric Neurosurgeons    J Craniofacial Surgery. 13:1-3, 2002.
    • Stevens, QE, Dickerman, RD,  McConathy, WJ,  Schaller, F Aortic and Mitral Valve Thickening with Concentric Left Ventricular Hypertrophy in an Elite Bodybuilder: A Biochemical and/or Physiological Adaptation?  Cardiology, 98: 159-162, 2002.
    • Dickerman RD, McConathy WJ, Schneider SJ. Rapid Neurological Deterioration Associated with Minor Head Trauma in Chronic Hydrocephalus.  Childs Nerv Syst 19:249-251,2003.
    • Kohlmeier, Martin, McConathy, W.J., Lindell, Karen Cooksey, and Zeisel, Steven H. Adapting the contents of computer-based instruction based on knowledge tests maintains effectiveness of nutrition education.  Am. J. Clin Nutr 77(Suppl):1025S-1027S, 2003.
    • Urrutia-Rojas X,  Menchaca J, Wadley W,  Ahmad N, Lacko A, Bae S, Spellman C, Kudchodkar B, Kudolo G, and McConathy WJ. Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Mexican-Americans at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. J Adolescent Health  34 :290-9, 2004.
    • Dickerman, RD,  Morgan J, McConathy WJ,  Schaller  F, Medras M, Tworowska U, Dumanski A, Jozakow P and Dubinski A.  The postoperative catabolic state: when do you intervene? Anaesthesia  60:514-16, 2005.
    • Dickerman, RD, Zachariah, NY McConathy, WJ Age-Related Androgen Receptor Polymorphisms and Responsiveness. J Experimental Gerontology 40:359-360, 2005.
    • Yurvati  AH,  Carnes MS,  Clearfield, MB,  Stoll  ST, and  McConathy, W.J.  Hemodynamic Effects of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment Immediately Following Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery. JAOA 105:475-481, 2005.
    • Clearfield MB, Downs JR, Lee M, Langendorfer A, McConathy W, and Gotto, Jr, AM.  Implications from the Air Force/Texas Coronary Atherosclerosis Prevention Study  for the Adult Treatment Panel III Guidelines. Am J Cardilogy 96:1674-1680, 2005.
    • Dickerman RD, McConathy WJ, Morgan J, Stevens QE, Jolley JT, Schneider S, and Mittler MA.  Failure Rate of Frontal Versus Parietal Approaches for Proximal Catheter Placement in Ventriculoperitoneal Shunts:Revisited  J Clinical Neuroscience 12:781-783,2005.
    • Lacko AG, Nair M, Paranjape S, Mooberry L, and Walter J. McConathy.  Trojan Horse Meets Magic Bullet to Spawn a Novel, Highly Effective Drug Delivery Model.  Chemotherapy, 52:171-173,2006
    • Lackó A., Stewart D., McClain R,  Prókai L and McConathy.  Recent  developments and patenting of lipoprotein based formulations. Recent Patents on Drug Delivery & Formulations 1, 143-145, 2007
    • Lackó A., Stewart D., McConathy W.  Repositioning of Anticancer Drugs Using Lipoprotein-based Formulations   Touch Briefings. Drug Discovery 2007:47-48, 2007.
    • McConathy WJ, Nair M, Paranjape S, Mooberry L, Lacko AG  Evaluation of synthetic/reconstituted high density lipoproteins (rHDL) as delivery vehicles for paclitaxel. Anticancer Drugs. 2008 Feb;19(2):183-8.
    • Linda K. Mooberry1, Maya Nair1, Sulabha Paranjape1, Walter J. McConathy2, andAndras G. Lacko.   Receptor mediated uptake of paclitaxel from a synthetic high density lipoprotein nanocarrier.  Journal of Drug Targeting, 2009, 1–6, iFirst

Grants and Contracts:

  • McConathy W, Spellman CW, Chemitiganti R Decreased level of high density lipoprotein cholesterol [HDL-C] is mediated by a specific plasma protease. Center for Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke, TTUHSC Seed grant.
  • Spellman C W. PI. Inflammation and type 2 diabetes in postmenopausal Hispanics in west Texas, LWBIWH seed grant W. McConathy (Co-Investigator). Title of Project:  Delivery of siRNA and Drugs using Reconstituted HDL to Enhance Pancreatic β-Cell Function. 1RO1 DK0088100-01
  • Principal Investigator: Walter J. McConathy, Ph.D., Co-Investigators: C. Spellman, G. Brackee, and A.Lacko. To resubmit.