James P. Dilger, PhD

Professor Emeritus
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Phone: (631) 444-3458

  • Education   
  • 1974-79 Stony Brook University. Ph.D. Physics/Biophysics
  • 1980-82 University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK. Postdoc in Physiology
  • 1982-84 Stony Brook University. Postdoc in Neurobiology
  • Research Interests   
  • Mechanisms of anesthetic action
  • Ligand gated ion channel kinetics
  • TRPM7 channels
  • Publications   
  • PubMed Search
  • Wenningmann I, Dilger JP.
    Die Kinetik der Inhibition nichtdepolarisierender Muskelrelaxantien am nikotinergen Acetylcholinrezeptor. .
    Anasthesiol Intensivmed Notfallmed Schmerzther. 35:607-608, 2000
  • Barann M, Dilger JP, Bönisch H, Göthert M, Dybek A, Urban BW.
    Inhibition of 5-HT3 receptors by propofol: Equilibrium and kinetic measurements.
    Neuropharmacology. 39:1064-1074, 2000.
  • Eger EI, Fisher DM, Dilger JP, Sonner JM, Evers A, Franks NP, Harris RA, Kendig JJ, Leib WR, Yamakura T.
    Relevant concentrations of inhaled anesthetics for in vitro studies of anesthetic mechanisms.
    Anesthesiology 94:915-921, 2001.
  • Spitzmaul G, Dilger JP, Bouzat C.
    The noncompetitive inhibitor quinacrine modifies the desensitization kinetics of muscle acetylcholine receptors.
    Mol Pharmacol 60:235-243, 2001.
  • Wenningmann I, Barann M, Vidal AM, Dilger JP.
    The effects of isoflurane on acetylcholine receptor channels: 3. Effects of conservative polar-to-nonpolar mutations within the channel pore.
    Mol Pharmacol 60:584-594, 2001.
  • Wenningmann I, Dilger JP.
    The kinetics of inhibition of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors by (+)-tubocurarine and pancuronium.
    Mol Pharmacol 60:790-796, 2001.
  • Demazumder D, Dilger JP.
    The kinetics of competitive antagonism by cis-atracurium of embryonic and adult nicotinic acetylcholine receptors. Mol Pharmacol. 60:797-807, 2001.
  • Dilger JP.
    The effects of general anaesthetics on ligand-gated ion channels.
    Br. J. Anaesth. 2002 89: 41-51.
  • Friederich P, Dilger JP, Isbrandt D, Sauter K, Pongs O, Urban BW.
    Biophysical properties of Kv3.1 channels in SH-SY5Y human neuroblastoma cells.
    Receptors Channels. 2003;9(6):387-96.
  • Saunders T, Dilger JP, Stein D.
    Informed consent for labor epidurals: A survey of SOAP anesthesiologists.
    Int J Obstet Anesth. 2006 Apr;15(2):98-103
  • Dilger JP, Vidal AM, Liu M, Mettewie C, Suzuki T, Pham A, Demazumder D.
    Roles of amino acids and subunits in determining the inhibition of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors by competitive antagonists
    Anesthesiology. 2007 Jun;106(6):1186-1195
  • Liu M, Dilger JP.
    Synergy between Pairs of Competitive Antagonists at Adult Human Muscle Acetylcholine Receptors .
    Anesth Analg 2008 Aug;107(2):525-33
  • Demazumder D, Dilger JP.
    The kinetics of competitive antagonism of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors at physiological temperature.
    J Physiol 2008 586:951-63
  • Spitzmaul G, Gumilar F, Dilger JP, Bouzat C.
    The Local Anesthetics Proadifen and Adiphenine Inhibit Nicotinic Receptors by Different Molecular Mechanisms.
    Br J Pharmacol. 2009 Jul;157(5):804-17. Epub 2009 Apr 30
  • Liu M, Dilger JP.
    Site selectivity of competitive antagonists for the mouse adult muscle nicotinic acetylcholine receptor.
    Mol Pharmacol. 2009 Jan;75(1):166-73. Epub 2008 Oct 8
  • Dilger JP.
    Monte Carlo simulation of buffered diffusion into and out of a model synapse.
    Biophys J. 2010 Mar 17;98(6):959-967
  • Dilger JP.
    Simulation of the kinetics of neuromuscular block: Implications for speed of onset.
    Anesth Analg. 2013 Oct;117(4):792-802.
  • Muller J, Pentyala S, Dilger J, Pentyala S.
    Ketamine enantiomers in the rapid and sustained antidepressant effects.
    Ther Adv Psychopharmacol. 2016 Mar 10;6(2):1-8
  • Leng T, Gao X, Dilger JP, Lin J.
    Neuroprotective effect of lidocaine: is there clinical potential?
    Int J Physiol Pathophysiol Pharmacol. 2016 Apr 25;8(1):9-13
  • Pentyala S, Dilger JP, Rebecchi M.
    Minority Students and STEM Careers: Will Mentoring Help?
    J Health Edu Res Dev 2016 4: 175
  • Maloney LM, Dilger J, Werfel PA, Cimino LM.
    Are Audience Response Systems Worth the Cost? Comparing Question-Driven Teaching Strategies for Emergency Medical Technician Education.
    The Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice. 2017 Dec 22;16(1), Article 8
  • Ma L, Dilger JP.
    Antimicrobial Peptides as Potential Therapy for Gastrointestinal Cancers: Opportunities and Challenges.
    in: Antimicrobial Peptides in Gastrointestinal Diseases. 2018. Cho CH, ed. Elsevier Ltd
  • Li R, Xiao C, Liu H, Huang Y, Dilger JP, Lin J.
    Effects of local anesthetics on breast cancer cell viability and migration.
    BMC Cancer. 2018 Jun 19;18(1):666.
  • Li R, Liu H, Dilger JP, Lin J.
    Effect of propofol on breast cancer cell, the immune system, and patient outcome.
    BMC Anesthesiol. 2018 Jun 26;18(1):77.
  • Goswami LN, Olds TJ, Monk TG, Johnson QL, Dilger JP, Shanawaz MA, Jalisatgi SS, Hawthorne MF, Kracke GR.
    Isomeric Carborane Neuromuscular Blocking Agents.
    ChemMedChem. 2019 Mar 21
  • Liu H, Dilger JP, Lin J
    The Role of Transient Receptor Potential Melastatin 7 (TRPM7) in Cell Viability: A Potential Target to Suppress Breast Cancer Cell Cycle.
    Cancers (Basel). 2020 Jan 4;12(1)
  • Recent Presentations   
  • Khan N, Zheng G, Dilger JP. Volatile anesthetics suppress desensitization of a1 and a1b glycine receptor currents. 9th International Conference on Mechanisms of Anesthesia, June 2015
  • Groeneveld K, Dilger JP, Urban BW. Single channel characterization of human 5-HT3A QDA receptors. 9th International Conference on Mechanisms of Anesthesia, June 2015
  • Chakraborty S, Xiao C, Dilger JP, Lin J. Lidocaine alters migration and TRPM7 channel expression of human A549 lung cancer cells. IARS 2016
  • Xiao C, Dilger JP, Lin J. Inhibition of breast cancer cells by local anesthetics. IARS 2016
  • Holiprosad D, Etwaru K, Xiao C, Dilger JP, Lin J. Inhibition of TRPM7 channels in HEK-293 cells by local anesthetics. IARS 2016
  • Shanawaz MA, Mago S, Stekol A, Rebecchi MJ, Dilger JP.
    Glycine receptor oligomerization characterized by number and brightness analysis.
    Biophysical Society Meeting, 2018
  • Li R, Li M, Liu H, Huang Y, Dilger JP, Lin J.
    Comparing Volatile and Intravenous Anesthetics in a Mouse Model of Breast Cancer Metastasis.
    American Assoc for Cancer Research meeting, April 2018
  • Dilger JP, Jin Z, Lin J, Liu H.
    Effects of Lidocaine on Breast Cancer Cells and the Potential Role of Transient Receptor Potential Melastatin 7 (TRPM 7).
    IARS 2019