Alla Fomina, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
4138 Tupper Hall
Davis Campus
530-754-4454
e-mail

  • Immune cell function 
  • Membrane trafficking and fusion
  • Endocytosis/exocytosis
  • Intracellular Ca2+ signaling
  • Ion channels

For more research information please see: Fomina Lab Home Page »

Semenova, S.B., Vassilieva, I.O., Fomina, A.F, and Negulyaev, Y.A. Endogenous expression of TRPV5 and TRPV6 calcium channels in human leukemia K562 cells. Am J. Physiol. Cell Physiol. 2009 May;296(5):C1098-104.

Zakharova L., Dadsetan, S., and Fomina, A.F. Endogenous Jmjd6 gene product is expressed at the cell surface and regulates phagocytosis in immature monocyte-like activated THP-1 cells. J.Cell. Physiol. 2009 Oct;221(1):84-91.

Chen, H., Dadsetan, S., Fomina, A.F., and Gong, Qizhi. Expressing exogenous functional odorant receptors in cultured olfactory sensory neurons. Neural Development, 2008 Sep 11;3(1): 22.

Dadsetan, S., Zakharova, L., Molinski, T.F., and Fomina A.F. Store-operated Ca2+ influx causes Ca2+ release from the intracellular Ca2+ channels that is required for T cell activation. J. Biol. Chem. 2008 May 2;283(18):12512-12519.

Zakharova, L., Svetlova M., and Fomina A.F., T cell Exosomes induce cholesterol accumulation in monocytes via phosphatidyl serine receptor. J. Cell. Physiol. 2007 Jul;212: 174-181.

Semenova, S.B., Fomina, A.F, Vassilieva, I.O., and Negulyaev, Y.A., Properties of Mg(2+)-dependent cation channels in human leukemia K562 cells. J. Cell. Physiol. 2005 Dec;205:372-8.

Dadsetan, S., Shishkin, V., and Fomina A.FIntracellular Ca2+ release triggers translocation of membrane marker FM1-43 from the extracellular leaflet of the plasma membrane into endoplasmic reticulum in T lymphocytes. J.Biol. Chem. 2005 Apr 22;280: 16377–16382.

Fomina A.F., Deerinck, T., Ellisman, M., and Cahalan, M.D. Visualization of membrane trafficking with FM1-43 reveals different endocytic pathways in resting and activated T cells. Exp. Cell Res. 2003 Nov 15;291: 150-166.

Fomina, A.F., Fanger, C.M., Kozak J.A., and Cahalan, M.D. Single channel properties and regulated expression of Ca Release-activated Ca (CRAC) channels in human T cells. J. Cell Biol., 2000 Sep 18;151: 1435-1444.

Fomina, A.F., and Nowycky, M.C. A current activated on depletion of intracellular Castores can regulate exocytosis in adrenal chromaffin cells. J. Neurosci. 1999 May 15;19: 3711-3722.

Fomina, A.F. and Levitan, E.S. Control of Ca channel current and exocytosis in rat lactotrophs by basally active protein kinase C and calcineurin. Neuroscience 1997 May;78:523-531.

Fomina, A.F., Takimoto, K., and Levitan, E.S. Dexamethasone rapidly increases calcium channel subunit messenger RNA expression and high voltage-activated calcium current in clonal pituitary cells. Neuroscience 1996 Jun;72:857-862.

Takimoto, K., Gealy, R., Fomina, A.F., Trimmer, J.S., and Levitan, E.S. Inhibition of voltage-gated K channel gene expression by the neuropeptide thyrotropin releasing hormone. J. Neurosci. 1995 Jan;15: 449-457.

Fomina, A. and Levitan, E.S. Three phases of TRH-induced facilitation of exocytosis by single lactotrophs. J. Neurosci. 1995 Jul;15: 4982-4991.

Takimoto, K., Fomina, A., Gealy, R., Trimmer, J.S., and Levitan, E.S. Dexamethasone rapidly induces Kv 1.5 K+ channel gene transcription and expression in clonal pituitary cells. Neuron 1993 Aug;11: 359-396.

Fomina, A.F., Kostyuk, P.G., and Sedova M.B. Glucocorticoids modulation of calcium currents in GH3 cells. Neuroscience 1993 Aug;55:721-725.

  • HPH199, Special Study Research
  • BPH200B, Current Techniques in Biophysics
  • HPH210A, Advanced Physiology
  • HPH418, Mammalian Endocrinology
  • HPH400, Human Physiology
  • IMD405, MERN: Metabolism, Endocrinology, Reproduction, Nutrition
  • MCB/BPH241, Membrane Biology
  • MCP290, Distinguished lectures in Physiology and Membrane Biology
  • MPC299, Special Study