COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES
UNIVERSITY RESEARCH PROFESSOR
UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS
Pence BD. Targeting metabolism through exercise and nutrition to rejuvenate an aging immune system. Aging Pathobiology & Therapeutics. 4(3): 60-62, 2022.
Pence B, Zhang Y, Antwi I, Cory TJ. Senescent macrophages alter fibroblast fibrogenesis in response to SARS-CoV-2. NeuroImmune Pharmacology and Therapeutics. (in press)
Pence BD. Growth differentiation factor-15 in immunity and aging. Frontiers in Aging. 3:837575, 2022.
Cory TJ, Emmons RS, Yarbro JR, Davis KL, Pence BD. Metformin suppresses monocyte immunometabolic activation by SARS-CoV-2 spike protein subunit 1. Frontiers in Immunology. 12: 733921, 2021.
Pence BD. Recent developments and future perspectives in aging and macrophage immunometabolism. AIMS Molecular Science. 8(3): 193-201, 2021.
Pence BD. Aging and monocyte immunometabolism in COVID-19. Aging. 13(7): 9154-9155, 2021.
Pence BD. Atypical monocytes in COVID-19: Lighting the fire of cytokine storm? Journal of Leukocyte Biology. 109: 7-8, 2021.
Pence BD, Yarbro JR, Emmons RS. Growth differentiation factor-15 is associated with age-related monocyte dysfunction. Aging Medicine. 4: 47-52, 2021.
Nieman DC, Pence BD. Exercise immunology: Future directions. Journal of Sport and Health Science 9(5): 432-445, 2020.
Pence BD. Severe COVID-19 and aging: Are monocytes the key? GeroScience 42(4): 1051-1061, 2020.
Yarbro JR, Emmons RS, Pence BD. Macrophage immunometabolism and inflammaging: Roles of mitochondrial dysfunction, cellular senescence, CD38, and NAD. Immunometabolism 2(3): e200026, 2020.
Pence BD. Fanning the flames of inflammaging: Impact of monocyte metabolic reprogramming. Immunometabolism 2(3): e200025, 2020.
Yarbro JR, Pence BD. Classical monocytes from older adults maintain capacity for metabolic compensation during glucose deprivation and lipopolysaccharide stimulation. Mechanisms of Ageing and Development 183: 111146, 2019.
Smith DL, Friedman N, Bloom SI, Armero WL, Pence BD, Fernhall B, Horn GP, Woods JA. Firefighting induces acute inflammatory responses that are not relieved by aspirin in older firefighters. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 61(7): 617-622, 2019.
Sun Y, Pence BD, Wang SS, Woods JA. Effects of exercise on stress-induced attenuation of vaccine responses in mice. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 51(8): 1635-1641, 2019.
Pence BD, Yarbro JR. Classical monocytes maintain ex vivo glycolytic metabolism and early but not later inflammatory responses in older adults. Immunity & Ageing 16: 3, 2019.
Mailing LJ, Allen JM, Pence BD, Rytych J, Sun Y, Bhattacharya TK, Park P, Cross TW, McCusker RH, Swanson K, Fahey GC, Rhodes JS, Kelley KW, Johnson RW, Woods JA. Behavioral response to fiber feeding is cohort dependent and associated with gut microbiota composition in mice. Behavioural Brain Research 359: 731-736, 2019.
Yarbro JR, Pence BD. Monocytes in aging and exercise. Exercise Medicine 2: 15, 2018.
Pence BD, Yarbro JR. Aging impairs mitochondrial respiratory capacity in classical monocytes. Experimental Gerontology 108: 112-117, 2018.
Pence BD, Ryerson MR, Bravo Cruz AG, Woods JA, Shisler JL. Voluntary wheel running does not alter mortality to or immunogenicity of vaccinia virus in mice: A pilot study. Frontiers in Physiology 8: 1123.
Pence BD, Bhattacharya TK, Park P, Suny Y, Rytych JL, Allen JM, McCusker RH, Kelley KW, Johnson RW, Rhodes JS, Woods JA. Long-term supplementation with EGCG and beta-alanine decreases mortality but does not affect cognitive or muscle function in aged mice. Experimental Gerontology 98: 22-29, 2017.
Pence BD, Bhattacharya TK, Park P, Sun Y, Rytych JL, Allen JM, McCusker RH, Kelley KW, Johnson RW, Rhodes JS, Woods JA. Dose-dependent decrease in mortality with no cognitive or muscle function improvements due to dietary EGCG supplementation in aged mice. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism 42(5): 495-502, 2017.
Klaren RE, Stasula U, Steelman AJ, Hernandez J, Pence BD, Woods JA, Motl RW. Effects of exercise in a relapsing-remitting model of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis. Journal of Neuroscience Research 94(10): 907-914, 2016.
Cook MD, Allen JM, Pence BD, Wallig MA, Gaskins HR, White BA, Woods JA. Exercise and gut immune function: evidence of alterations in colon immune cell homeostasis and microbiome characteristics with exercise training. Immunology & Cell Biology 94(2): 158-163, 2016.
Pence BD, Gibbons TE, Bhattacharya TK, Mach H, Ossyra JM, Petr G, Martin SA, Wang L, Rubakhin SS, Sweedler JV, McCusker RH, Kelley KW, Rhodes JS, Johnson RW, Woods JA. Effects of exercise and dietary epigallocatechin gallate and β-alanine on skeletal muscle in aged mice. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism 41(2): 181-190, 2016.
Bhattacharya TK, Pence BD, Ossyra JM, Gibbons TE, Perez S, McCusker RH, Kelley KW, Johnson RW, Woods JA, Rhodes JS. Dietary supplementation with (-)-Epigallocatechin-3-gallate and/or β-Alanine does not enhance pro-cognitive or physical fitness effects of voluntary wheel running in young adult male BALB/cJ mice. Physiology & Behavior 145:29-37, 2015.
Allen JM, Berg Miller ME, Pence BD, Whitlock K, Nehra V, Gaskins HR, White BA, Fryer JD, Woods JA. Voluntary and forced exercise differentially alter the gut microbiome in C57Bl/6J mice. Journal of Applied Physiology 118(8): 1059-1066, 2015.
Woods JA, Pence BD. Physical activity and the immune system: Three lines of research that have driven the field. Kinesiology Review 4: 118-125, 2015.
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Leckie RL, Oberlin LE, Voss MW, Prakash RS, Szabo-Reed A, Chaddock-Heyman L, Phillips SM, Gothe N, Mailey E, Vieria-Potter VJ, Martin SA, Pence BD, Lin M, Parasuraman R, Greenwood PM, Fryxell KJ, Woods J, McAuley E, Kramer AF, Erickson KI. BDNF mediates improvements in executive function following a 1-year exercise intervention. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 8: 985, 2014.
Gibbons TE*, Pence BD*, Petr G, Ossyra JM, Bhattacharya TK, Perez S, Martin SA, McCusker RH, Kelley KW, Rhodes JS, Johnson RW, Woods JA. Voluntary wheel running, but not a diet containing EGCG and β-alanine, improves learning and memory and hippocampal neurogenesis in aged mice. Behavioural Brain Research 272:131-140, 2014. *equal contribution
Markofski MM, Carrillo AE, Timmerman KL, Jennings K, Coen PM, Pence BD, Flynn MG. Exercise training modifies ghrelin and adiponectin concentrations and is related to inflammation in older adults. The Journals of Gerontology. Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences 69(6): 675-681, 2014.
Pence BD, Woods JA. Exercise, obesity, and cutaneous wound healing: Evidence from rodent and human studies. Advances in Wound Care 3(1): 71-79, 2014.
Cook MD, Martin SA, Williams C, Wallig MA, Pence BD, Woods JA. Forced treadmill exercise training exacerbates inflammation and causes mortality while voluntary wheel training is protective in a mouse model of colitis. Brain Behavior and Immunity 33: 46-56, 2013.
Thorum SC, Hester SN, Comstock SS, Monaco MH, Pence BD, Woods JA, Donovan SM. Dietary (1,3/1,6)-β-D-glucan decreases transforming growth factor β expression in the lung of the neonatal piglet. Nutrition Research 33(4): 322-331, 2013.
Martin SA, Pence BD, Greene R, Johnson S, Dantzer R, Kelley KW, Woods JA. Voluntary wheel running has no effect on LPS-induced inflammation or sickness behavior in aged mice. Brain Behavior and Immunity 29: 113-123, 2013.
Voss MW, Erickson KI, Prakash RS, Chaddock L, Kim JS, Alves H, Szabo A, White SM, Wojcicki TR, Mailey EL, Olson EA, Gothe N, Potter VV, Martin SA, Pence BD, Cook MD, Woods JA, McAuley E, Kramer AF. Neurobiological markers of exercise-related brain plasticity in older adults. Brain Behavior and Immunity 28: 90-99, 2013.
Pence BD, DiPietro LA, Woods JA. Exercise speeds cutaneous wound healing rate in high-fat diet-induced obese mice. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 44(10): 1846-1854, 2012.
Hester SN, Thorum SC, Comstock SS, Monaco MH, Pence BD, Woods JA, Donovan SM. Intestinal and systemic immune development are unaffected by dietary (1,3/1,6)-β-D-glucan supplementation of neonatal piglets. Clinical and Vaccine Immunology 19(9): 1499-1508, 2012.
Pence BD, Lowder TW, Keylock KT, Vieira Potter VJ, Cook MD, McAuley E, Woods JA. Relationship between systemic inflammation and delayed-type hypersensitivity response to candida antigen in older adults. PLoS One 7(5): e36403, 2012.
Pence BD, Hester SN, Donovan SM, Woods JA. Dietary whole glucan particles do not affect antibody or cell-mediated responses to influenza virus vaccination in mice. Immunological Investigations 41(3): 275-289, 2012.
Anderson-Hanley C, Arciero PJ, Brickman AM, Nimon JP, Okuma N, Westen SC, Merz ME, Pence BD, Woods JA, Kramer AF, Zimmerman EA. Exergaming and older adult cognition: A cluster randomized controlled trial. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 42(2): 109-119, 2012.
Pence BD, Martin SA, Woods JA. Effects of exercise on immunosenescence in aged populations. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine 5(3): 238-246, 2011.
Erickson KI, Voss MW, Prakash RS, Basak C, Szabo A, Chaddock L, Kim JS, Heo S, Alves H, White SM, Wojcicki TR, Mailey E, Vieira VJ, Martin SA, Pence BD, Woods JA, McAuley E, Kramer AF. Exercise training increases size of the hippocampus and improves memory. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 108(7): 3017-3022, 2011.
Coen PM, Flynn MG, Markofski MM, Pence BD, Hannemann RE. Adding exercise to rosuvastatin treatment: influence on C-reactive protein, monocyte toll-like receptor 4 expression and inflammatory monocyte (CD14+CD16+) population. Metabolism 59: 1775-1783, 2010.
Erickson KI, Prakash RS, Voss MW, Chaddock L, Heo S, McLaren M, Pence BD, Martin SA, Vieira VJ, Woods JA, Kramer AF. BDNF is associated with age-related decline in hippocampal volume. Journal of Neuroscience 30(15): 5368-5375, 2010.
Martin SA, Pence BD, Woods JA. Exercise and respiratory tract viral infection. Exercise and Sports Sciences Reviews 37(4): 157-164, 2009.
Coen PM, Flynn MG, Markofski MM, Pence BD, Hannemann RE. Adding exercise training to rosuvastatin treatment: influence on serum lipids and biomarkers of muscle and liver damage. Metabolism 58(7): 1030-1038, 2009.
Timmerman KL, Flynn MG, Coen PM, Markofski MM, Pence BD. Exercise training-induced lowering of inflammatory (CD14+CD16+) monocytes: a role in the anti-inflammatory influence of exercise? Journal of Leukocyte Biology 84(5): 1271-1278, 2008.