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Patricia W. Finn, MD. Department Chair

© Copyright 2014 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois

Terry G. Unterman, M.D.

Academic Title: Professor of Medicine, Physiology and Biophysics

Administrative Positions:

Division: Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Location: 840 S. Wood St., (MC 640), Chicago, IL 60612

Phone: (312)569-7427 (Office) Fax: (312)569-8114



MD, Duke University Medical School, Durham , NC (1977)

Intern, Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center, Chicago, IL (1977-1978)

Resident, Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center, Chicago, IL (1978-1981)

Fellow, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL (1982-1985)

Faculty Positions:

Clinical Specialties

Research Interests

Selected Publications

      Book Chapters

       1. Unterman TG. Insulin-like growth factor binding protein-1: Identification, purification, and regulation in fetal and adult life. In: “Current Directions in

            Insulin-like Growth Factor Research”, edited by LeRoith D and Raizada M. Plenum, New York, 1994.

Original Research Articles

  1. Glick RP, Lichtor T and Unterman TG. Insulin-like growth factors in central nervous system tumors.  J. Neuro. Oncol. 35:315-322, 1997.
  2. Morley JE and Unterman TG.  Editorial: Hormonal Fountains of Youth.  J. Lab. Clin. Med. 135:364-366, 2000.
  3. Barthel A, Schmoll D and Unterman T.  FoxO proteins in insulin action and metabolism. Trends Endocrinol. Metab. 16:183-189, 2005.
  4. Patil S and Unterman TG.  TORCs rev up gluconeogenesis.  Cell Metab. 2:210-212, 2005.
  5. Watanabe K, Iizuka T, Adeleki, A, Pham L, Shlimon AE, Yasin M, Horvath P and Unterman TG.  Involvement of Toll-like receptor 4 in alveolar bone loss and glucose homeostasis.  J. Periodont. Res. 46(1):21-30, 2011.
  6. Endan Li E, Dong HK, Cai M, Lee S, Kim Y, Lim E, Ryu JH, Unterman TG and Park S. Hippocampus-dependent spatial learning and memory are impaired in growth hormone-deficient spontaneous dwarf rats. Endocr. J. 58: 257, 2011.
  7. Zatara G, Hertz R, Cahan A, Unterman TG and Bar-Tana J.  Suppression of FoxO1 function by long chain fatty acyl analogs. Diabetes. 60:1872-81, 2011.
  8. Persky V, Piorkowski J, Turyk M, Freels S, Chatteron R Jr, Dimos J, Bradlow HL, Chary LK, Burse V, Unterman T, Sepkovic D and McCann K. Associations of PCB exposure and endogenous hormones with diabetes in postmenopausal women previously employed at a capacitor manufacturing plant. Environ. Res. 111:817-24, 2011.
  9. Blumenthal S, Morgan-Boyd R, Nelson R, Garshelis DL and Unterman T. Seasonal Regulation of the Growth Hormone/ Insulin-like Factor-I Axis in the American Black Bear (Ursus americanus). Amer. J. Phys. 301:E628-3, 2011.
  10. Cypress AM, Espinosa DO, Schulz TJ, Huang TL, Unterman TG, Kahn CR and Tseng Y-H. Insulin/IGF-I regulation of necdin and brown adipose tissue differentiation.  Endocrinology. 152:3680-3689, 2011.
  11. Persky V, Piorkowski J, Turyk M, Freels S, Chatterton R Jr, Dimos J, Bradlow HL, Kaatz Chary L, Burse V, Unterman T, Sepkovic DW and McCann K. Polychlorinated Biphenyl Exposure, Diabetes and Endogenous Hormones: A Cross-Sectional Study in Men Previously Employed at a Capacitor Manufacturing Plant. Environ. Health. 11:57, 2012.
  12. Bhattacharyya S, O-Sullivan I, Katyal S, Patel D, Unterman T and Tobacman JK. Exposure to common food additive carrageenan leads to glucose intolerance, insulin resistance and inhibition of insulin/IGF signaling.  Environ. Health.  55:194-203, 2012
  13. Cameron AR, Wallace K, Logie L, Prescott AR, Unterman TG, Harthill J and Rena G. The antineurodegenerative agent clioquinol regulates the transcription factor FOXO1a. Biochem. J. 443:54-67, 2012.
  14. Deng X, O-Sullivan I, Williams JB, Zhang W, Park EA, Raghow R, Unterman TG and Elam MB. FoxO1 Inhibits Sterol Regulatory Element Binding Protein-1c gene expression via the transcription factors: Sp1 and SREBP-1c.  J. Biol. Chem. 287:20132, 2012.
  15. Sun Z, Miller R, Chen J, Bennett MJ, Unterman TG, Graham MJ, Ahima RS, Birnbaum MJ and Lazar MA.  Hepatic HDAC3 Promotes Gluconeogenesis by Repressing Lipid Synthesis and Sequestration. Nat. Med. 18:934, 2012.
  16. Unterman T. Foxo Transcription Factors in Insulin Action.  Endocrine Reviews. Manuscript in Preparation.