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Bess Adkins Marshall, MD

Current Position
Associate Professor, Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism

Specialty Areas
Pediatric Endocrinology
Pediatric Metabolism
Pediatric Diabetes

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Medical Building Three
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
1020 N. Mason Road, Suite 110
Creve Coeur, MO  63141
Fax:   314-454-6225
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One Children's Place, Suite D, 2nd Floor
St. Louis, MO  63110
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Mailing Address
Washington University School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics
660 South Euclid, Campus Box: 8116
St. Louis, MO  63110

Areas of Clinical Interest
Endocrinology, metabolism, diabetes, neonatal diabetes, hypoglycemia, hyperinsulinemia, Rabson-Mendenhall Syndrome, thyroid disease, adrenal disorders, pituitary disorders, hypopituitarism, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, disorders of sexual differentiation, ambiguous genitalia

Board Certification
Pediatrics -- Certified
Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism -- Certified

Medical Education
B.S.: Vanderbilt University College of Arts and Science, Nashville, Tennessee, 1982
Medical School: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee, 1986
Residency: Pediatrics, University of Texas, Dallas, Texas, 1990
Fellowship: Pediatric Endocrinology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 1993
Hospital Affiliations
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
St. Louis Children's Hospital

Honors and Awards
Listed in Best Doctors in America, 2011-2013 (Best Doctors, Inc.)
National Institutes of Health Clinician-Investigator Development Award

Selected or Recent Journal Articles
Nguyen C, Foster ER, Paciorkowski AR, Viehoever A, Considine C, Bondurant A, Marshall BA, Hershey T; Washington University Wolfram Study Group. Reliability and validity of the Wolfram Unified Rating Scale (WURS). Orphanet J Rare Dis. 2012 Nov 14;7:89.

Wambach JA, Marshall BA, Koster JC, White NH, Nichols CG. Successful sulfonylurea treatment of an insulin-naïve neonate with diabetes mellitus due to a KCNJ11 mutation.
Pediatr Diabetes. 2010 Jun;11(4):286-8.

Hollander AS, Olney RC, Blackett PR, Marshall BA. Fatal malignant hyperthermia-like syndrome with rhabdomyolysis complicating the presentation of diabetes mellitus in adolescent males. Pediatrics. 2003 Jun;111(6 Pt 1):1447-52. Review.

Koster JC, Remedi MS, Flagg TP, Johnson JD, Markova KP, Marshall BA, Nichols CG. Hyperinsulinism induced by targeted suppression of beta cell KATP channels. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2002 Dec 24;99(26):16992-7. Epub 2002 Dec 16.

Hansen PA, Marshall BA, Chen M, Holloszy JO, Mueckler M. Transgenic overexpression of hexokinase II in skeletal muscle does not increase glucose disposal in wild-type or Glut1-overexpressing mice. J Biol Chem. 2000 Jul 21;275(29):22381-6.

Davis A, Yarasheski KE, White NH, Canter C, Marshall BA. Defective insulin receptors in Rabson-Mendenhall syndrome cause complete peripheral insulin resistance but minimal hepatic insulin response remains. Pediatr Diabetes. 2000 Jun;1(2):66-73.

Koster JC, Marshall BA, Ensor N, Corbett JA, Nichols CG. Targeted overactivity of beta cell K(ATP) channels induces profound neonatal diabetes. Cell. 2000 Mar 17;100(6):645-54.

Marshall BA, Tordjman K, Host HH, Ensor NJ, Kwon G, Marshall CA, Coleman T, McDaniel ML, Semenkovich CF. Relative hypoglycemia and hyperinsulinemia in mice with heterozygous lipoprotein lipase (LPL) deficiency. Islet LPL regulates insulin secretion. J Biol Chem. 1999 Sep 24;274(39):27426-32.

Marshall BA, Hansen PA, Ensor NJ, Ogden MA, Mueckler M. GLUT-1 or GLUT-4 transgenes in obese mice improve glucose tolerance but do not prevent insulin resistance. Am J Physiol. 1999 Feb;276(2 Pt 1):E390-400.

Hansen PA, Han DH, Marshall BA, Nolte LA, Chen MM, Mueckler M, Holloszy JO. A high fat diet impairs stimulation of glucose transport in muscle. Functional evaluation of potential mechanisms. J Biol Chem. 1998 Oct 2;273(40):26157-63.

Hansen PA, Wang W, Marshall BA, Holloszy JO, Mueckler M. Dissociation of GLUT4 translocation and insulin-stimulated glucose transport in transgenic mice overexpressing GLUT1 in skeletal muscle. J Biol Chem. 1998 Jul 17;273(29):18173-9.

Davis A, Yarasheski K, White NH, Canter C, Marshall B. Glucocorticoids block the effect of insulin on hepatic glucose production in Rabson-Mendenhall Syndrome. Pediatric Research 1998; 43(4)S2:73A

Scrocchi LA, Marshall BA, Cook SM, Brubaker PL and Drucker DJ: Identification of glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) actions essential for glucose homeostasis in mice with disruption of GLP-1 receptor signaling. Diabetes,1998, 47:632-639

Wang W, Hansen PA, Marshall BA, Holloszy JO, Mueckler M. Insulin unmasks a COOH-terminal Glut4 epitope and increases glucose transport across T-tubules in skeletal muscle. J Cell Biol. 1996 Oct;135(2):415-30.

Hansen PA, Gulve EA, Marshall BA, Gao J, Pessin JE, Holloszy JO, Mueckler M. Skeletal muscle glucose transport and metabolism are enhanced in transgenic mice overexpressing the Glut4 glucose transporter. J Biol Chem. 1995 Jan 27;270(4):1679-84.

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