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Bess Adkins Marshall, MD

Associate Professor, Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism

Specialty Areas

Pediatric Endocrinology
Pediatric Metabolism
Pediatric Diabetes

Board Certifications

Pediatrics
Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
St. Louis Children's Hospital

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

  • Maps & Directions
  • Education
  • Publication & Research

Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

St. Louis Children’s Hospital

1 Children’s Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Suite: Suite D, 2nd Floor
Office Phone: 314-454-6051
Fax: 314-454-6225

Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
Medical Building Three

1020 N. Mason Road
St. Louis, MO 63141

Suite: Suite 110
Office Phone: 314-454-6051
Fax: 314-454-6225

Education

Education

Fellowship: Pediatric Endocrinology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri 1993
Residency: Pediatrics, University of Texas, Dallas, Texas 1990
Medical School: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee 1986
B.S.: Vanderbilt University College of Arts and Science, Nashville, Tennessee 1982

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Neuroimaging evidence of deficient axon myelination in Wolfram syndrome.
Lugar HM, Koller JM, Rutlin J, Marshall BA, Kanekura K, Urano F, Bischoff AN, Shimony JS, Hershey T, Washington University Wolfram Syndrome Research Study Group
Sci Rep. 2016 Feb 18; 621167. doi: 10.1038/srep21167.

PMID:
    26888576
    [PubMed - in process]
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Selective cognitive and psychiatric manifestations in Wolfram Syndrome.
Bischoff AN, Reiersen AM, Buttlaire A, Al-Lozi A, Doty T, Marshall BA, Hershey T, Washington University Wolfram Syndrome Research Group
Orphanet J Rare Dis. 2015 May 30; 1066. doi: 10.1186/s13023-015-0282-1.

PMID:
    26025012
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Remission of severe neonatal diabetes with very early sulfonylurea treatment.
Marshall BA, Green RP, Wambach J, White NH, Remedi MS, Nichols CG
Diabetes Care. 2015 Mar; 38(3)e38-9. doi: 10.2337/dc14-2124.

PMID:
    25715421
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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A calcium-dependent protease as a potential therapeutic target for Wolfram syndrome.
Lu S, Kanekura K, Hara T, Mahadevan J, Spears LD, Oslowski CM, Martinez R, Yamazaki-Inoue M, Toyoda M, Neilson A, Blanner P, Brown CM, Semenkovich CF, Marshall BA, Hershey T, Umezawa A, Greer PA, Urano F
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Dec 9; 111(49)E5292-301. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1421055111.

PMID:
    25422446
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Phenotypic characteristics of early Wolfram syndrome.
Marshall BA, Permutt MA, Paciorkowski AR, Hoekel J, Karzon R, Wasson J, Viehover A, White NH, Shimony JS, Manwaring L, Austin P, Hullar TE, Hershey T, Washington University Wolfram Study Group
Orphanet J Rare Dis. 2013 Apr 27; 864. doi: 10.1186/1750-1172-8-64.

PMID:
    23981289
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Reliability and validity of the Wolfram Unified Rating Scale (WURS).
Nguyen C, Foster ER, Paciorkowski AR, Viehoever A, Considine C, Bondurant A, Marshall BA, Hershey T, Washington University Wolfram Study Group
Orphanet J Rare Dis. 2012 Nov 14; 789. doi: 10.1186/1750-1172-7-89.

PMID:
    23148655
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Successful sulfonylurea treatment of an insulin-naïve neonate with diabetes mellitus due to a KCNJ11 mutation.
Wambach JA, Marshall BA, Koster JC, White NH, Nichols CG
Pediatr Diabetes. 2010 Jun; 11(4)286-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1399-5448.2009.00557.x.

PMID:
    19656320
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Defective insulin receptors in Rabson-Mendenhall syndrome cause complete peripheral insulin resistance but minimal hepatic insulin response remains.
Davis A, Yarasheski KE, White NH, Canter C, Marshall BA
Pediatr Diabetes. 2000 Jun; 1(2)66-73.

PMID:
    15016231
    [PubMed]
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Fatal malignant hyperthermia-like syndrome with rhabdomyolysis complicating the presentation of diabetes mellitus in adolescent males.
Hollander AS, Olney RC, Blackett PR, Marshall BA
Pediatrics. 2003 Jun; 111(6 Pt 1)1447-52.

PMID:
    12777570
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Hyperinsulinism induced by targeted suppression of beta cell KATP channels.
Koster JC, Remedi MS, Flagg TP, Johnson JD, Markova KP, Marshall BA, Nichols CG
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2002 Dec 24; 99(26)16992-7.

PMID:
    12486236
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Transgenic overexpression of hexokinase II in skeletal muscle does not increase glucose disposal in wild-type or Glut1-overexpressing mice.
Hansen PA, Marshall BA, Chen M, Holloszy JO, Mueckler M
J Biol Chem. 2000 Jul 21; 275(29)22381-6.

PMID:
    10764781
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Targeted overactivity of beta cell K(ATP) channels induces profound neonatal diabetes.
Koster JC, Marshall BA, Ensor N, Corbett JA, Nichols CG
Cell. 2000 Mar 17; 100(6)645-54.

PMID:
    10761930
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Relative hypoglycemia and hyperinsulinemia in mice with heterozygous lipoprotein lipase (LPL) deficiency. Islet LPL regulates insulin secretion.
Marshall BA, Tordjman K, Host HH, Ensor NJ, Kwon G, Marshall CA, Coleman T, McDaniel ML, Semenkovich CF
J Biol Chem. 1999 Sep 24; 274(39)27426-32.

PMID:
    10488074
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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GLUT-1 or GLUT-4 transgenes in obese mice improve glucose tolerance but do not prevent insulin resistance.
Marshall BA, Hansen PA, Ensor NJ, Ogden MA, Mueckler M
Am J Physiol. 1999 Feb; 276(2 Pt 1)E390-400.

PMID:
    9950801
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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A high fat diet impairs stimulation of glucose transport in muscle. Functional evaluation of potential mechanisms.
Hansen PA, Han DH, Marshall BA, Nolte LA, Chen MM, Mueckler M, Holloszy JO
J Biol Chem. 1998 Oct 2; 273(40)26157-63.

PMID:
    9748297
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Dissociation of GLUT4 translocation and insulin-stimulated glucose transport in transgenic mice overexpressing GLUT1 in skeletal muscle.
Hansen PA, Wang W, Marshall BA, Holloszy JO, Mueckler M
J Biol Chem. 1998 Jul 17; 273(29)18173-9.

PMID:
    9660777
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Insulin unmasks a COOH-terminal Glut4 epitope and increases glucose transport across T-tubules in skeletal muscle.
Wang W, Hansen PA, Marshall BA, Holloszy JO, Mueckler M
J Cell Biol. 1996 Oct; 135(2)415-30.

PMID:
    8896598
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Skeletal muscle glucose transport and metabolism are enhanced in transgenic mice overexpressing the Glut4 glucose transporter.
Hansen PA, Gulve EA, Marshall BA, Gao J, Pessin JE, Holloszy JO, Mueckler M
J Biol Chem. 1995 Jan 27; 270(4)1679-84.

PMID:
    7829503
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Discrete structural domains determine differential endoplasmic reticulum to Golgi transit times for glucose transporter isoforms.
Hresko RC, Murata H, Marshall BA, Mueckler M
J Biol Chem. 1994 Dec 23; 269(51)32110-9.

PMID:
    7798206
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Differential effects of GLUT-1 or GLUT-4 overexpression on insulin responsiveness in transgenic mice.
Marshall BA, Mueckler MM
Am J Physiol. 1994 Nov; 267(5 Pt 1)E738-44.

PMID:
    7977725
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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