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