Alla Fomina

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Physiology and Membrane Biology

Offices and Labs

4138 Tupper Hall
(530) 754-4454


1986 PhD Biophysics Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology
1981 MS Biophysics Kharkov State University


The American Society for Cell Biology
Biophysical Society

CBS Grad Group Affiliations

Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Physiology

Specialties / Focus

Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Physiology
  • Molecular Physiology
  • Cellular Physiology


4136 Tupper Hall; website
  • Sepehr Dadsetan - MCIP Graduate Student; - Liudmila Zakharova, Ph.D. - Postdoctoral Researcher; - Pratima Thakur, Ph.D. - Postdoctoral Researcher


MCP 210A Advanced Physiology (Fall)
BPH 241 Membrane Biology (Spring)
HPH 400 Human Physiology (Fall)
MER N Metabolism-Endocrinology-Reproduction-Nutrition (Spring)


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  • Pogorelaya, N.Ch. and Fomina, A.F., and Veselovskii, N.S. 1984. Morphological differentiation in the mouse neuroblastoma cells induced by dimethyl sulfoxide. Neurophysiology 16:412-416.
  • Veselovskii, N.S., Pogorelaya, N.Ch., and Fomina, A.F. 1984. Calcium currents in differentiated cells of mouse neuroblastoma. Neurophysiology 16:419-422.
  • Veselovskii, N.S. and Fomina, A.F. 1986. Sodium and calcium channels in the somatic membrane of artificially differentiated neuroblastoma cells. Neurophysiology 18:154-159.
  • Pogorelaya, N.Ch. and Fomina, A.F. 1988. Changes in morphometric parameters of neuroblastoma cells cultured in a high pH medium. Neurophysiology 20:159-165.
  • Fomina, A.F. and Shirokov, R.E. 1991. Action of ?-conotoxin on calcium currents of rat pituitary GH3 cells. Neurophysiology 23:154-159.
  • Fomina, A.F., Kostyuk, P.G., and Sedova M.B. 1993. Glucocorticoids modulation of calcium currents in GH3 cells. Neuroscience 55:721-725.
  • Takimoto, K., Fomina, A., Gealy, R., Trimmer, J.S., and Levitan, E.S. 1993. Dexamethasone rapidly induces Kv 1.5 K+ channel gene transcription and expression in clonal pituitary cells. Neuron 11: 359-396.
  • Fomina, A. and Levitan, E.S. 1995. Three phases of TRH-induced facilitation of exocytosis by single lactotrophs. J. Neurosci. 15: 4982-4991.
  • Takimoto, K., Gealy, R., Fomina, A.F., Trimmer, J.S., and Levitan, E.S. 1995. Inhibition of voltage-gated K+ channel gene expression by the neuropeptide thyrotropin releasing hormone. J. Neurosci. 15: 449-457.
  • Fomina, A.F., Takimoto, K., and Levitan, E.S. 1996. Dexamethasone rapidly increases calcium channel subunit messenger RNA expression and high voltage- activated calcium current in clonal pituitary cells. Neuroscience 72:857-862.
  • Fomina, A.F. and Levitan, E.S. 1997. Control of Ca2+ channel current and exocytosis in rat lactotrophs by basally active protein kinase C and calcineurin. Neuroscience 78:523-531.
  • Fomina, A.F., and Nowycky, M.C. 1999. A current activated on depletion of intracellular Ca2+ stores can regulate exocytosis in adrenal chromaffin cells. J. Neurosci. 19: 3711-3722.
  • Fomina, A.F., Fanger, C.M., Kozak J.A., and Cahalan, M.D. 2000. Single channel properties and regulated expression of Ca2+ Release-activated Ca2+ (CRAC) channels in human T cells. J. Cell Biol., 151: 1435-1444.
  • Fomina A. F., Deerinck, T., Ellisman, M., and Cahalan, M.D. 2003. Visualization of membrane trafficking with FM1-43 reveals different endocytic pathways in resting and activated T cells. Exp. Cell Res. 291: 150-166.
  • Dadsetan, S., Shishkin, V., and Fomina A. F. 2005. Intracellular 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. 280: 16377 - 16382.
  • Semenova, S.B., Fomina, A.F, Vassilieva, I.O., and Negulyaev, Y.A. 2005. Properties of Mg2+- dependent cation channels in human leukemia K562 cells. J. Cell. Physiol. 205:372-8.
  • Zakharova, L., Svetlova M., and Fomina A.F. T cell Exosomes induce cholesterol accumulation in monocytes via phosphatidyl serine receptor. J. Cell Physiol. 212: 174-181.