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Your Environment. Your Health.

Person Details: Matthew C. Cave

Superfund Research Program

Matthew C. Cave

University of Louisville
505 S. Hancock Street
Louisville, Kentucky 40202-1617
Phone: 502-852-6189




  • Jin J, Wahlang B, Shi H, Hardesty JE, Falkner KC, Head KZ, Srivastava S, Merchant ML, Rai SN, Cave MC, Prough RA. 2020. Dioxin-like and non-dioxin-like PCBs differentially regulate the hepatic proteome and modify diet-induced nonalcoholic fatty liver disease severity. Med Chem Res 29:1247-1263. doi:10.1007/s00044-020-02581-w
  • Werder EJ, Beier JI, Sandler DP, Falkner K, Gripshover T, Wahlang B, Engel LS, Cave MC. 2020. Blood BTEXS and heavy metal levels are associated with liver injury and systemic inflammation in Gulf states residents. Food Chem Toxicol doi:10.1016/j.fct.2020.111242


  • Bassler J, Ducatman A, Elliott M, Wen S, Wahlang B, Barnett J, Cave MC. 2019. Environmental perfluoroalkyl acid exposures are associated with liver disease characterized by apoptosis and altered serum adipocytokines. Environ Pollut 247:1055-1063. doi:10.1016/j.envpol.2019.01.064 PMID:30823334 PMCID:PMC6404528
  • Hardesty JE, Wahlang B, Falkner KC, Shi H, Jin J, Wilkey D, Merchant ML, Watson C, Prough RA, Cave MC. 2019. Hepatic signalling disruption by pollutant polychlorinated biphenyls in steatohepatitis. Cell Signal 53:132-139. doi:10.1016/j.cellsig.2018.10.004 PMID:30300668 PMCID:PMC6289731
  • Hardesty JE, Wahlang B, Falkner KC, Shi H, Jin J, Zhou Y, Wilkey D, Merchant ML, Watson C, Feng W, Morris AJ, Hennig B, Prough RA, Cave MC. 2019. Proteomic analysis reveals novel mechanisms by which polychlorinated biphenyls compromise the liver promoting diet-induced steatohepatitis. J Proteome Res 18(4):1582-1594. doi:10.1021/acs.jproteome.8b00886 PMID:30807179 PMCID:PMC7059562
  • Shi H, Hardesty JE, Jin J, Head KZ, Cave MC, Prough RA. 2019. Concentration dependence of human and mouse aryl hydrocarbon receptor responsiveness to polychlorinated biphenyl exposures: Implications for aroclor mixtures. Xenobiotica 1-9. doi:10.1080/00498254.2019.1566582 PMID:30991879
  • Shi H, Jan J, Hardesty JE, Falkner KC, Prough RA, Balamurugan AN, Mokshagundam S, Chari ST, Cave MC. 2019. Polychlorinated biphenyl exposures differentially regulate hepatic metabolism and pancreatic function: Implications for nonalcoholic steatohepatitis and diabetes. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol 363:22-33. doi:10.1016/j.taap.2018.10.011 PMID:30312631
  • Wahlang B, Appana S, Falkner KC, McClain CJ, Brock GN, Cave MC. 2019. Insecticide and metal exposures are associated with a surrogate biomarker for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in the National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey 2003-2004. Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 6(4):265-276. doi:10.1007/s11356-019-07066-x PMID:31873887
  • Wahlang B, Hardesty JE, Head KZ, Jin J, Falkner K, Prough RA, Cave MC, Beier JI. 2019. Hepatic injury caused by the environmental toxicant vinyl chloride is sex-dependent in mice. Toxicol Sci 174(1):79-91. doi:10.1093/toxsci/kfz236 PMID:31774537 PMCID:PMC7043220
  • Wahlang B, Hardesty JE, Jin J, Falkner K, Cave MC. 2019. Polychlorinated biphenyls and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Curr Opin Toxicol 14:21-28. doi:10.1016/j.cotox.2019.06.001
  • Wahlang B, Jin J, Beier JI, Hardesty JE, Daly EF, Schnegelberger RD, Falkner KC, Prough RA, Kirpich IA, Cave MC. 2019. Mechanisms of environmental contributions to fatty liver disease. Curr Environ Health Rep 6:80-94. doi:10.1007/s40572-019-00232-w PMID:31134516 PMCID:PMC6698418
  • Wahlang B, Jin J, Hardesty JE, Head KZ, Shi H, Falkner KC, Prough RA, Klinge CM, Cave MC. 2019. Identifying sex differences arising from polychlorinated biphenyl exposures in toxicant-associated liver disease. Food Chem Toxicol 129:64-76. doi:10.1016/j.fct.2019.04.007 PMID:31026535 PMCID:PMC6555661


  • Clair HB, Pinkston CM, Rai SN, Pavuk M, Dutton ND, Brock GN, Prough RA, Falkner KC, McClain CJ, Cave MC. 2018. Liver disease in a residential cohort with elevated polychlorinated biphenyl exposures. Toxicol Sci 164:39-49. doi:10.1093/toxsci/kfy076 PMID:29684222 PMCID:PMC6016643
  • Hardesty JE, Al-Eryani L, Wahlang B, Falkner KC, Shi H, Jin J, Vivace BJ, Ceresa BP, Prough RA, Cave MC. 2018. Epidermal growth factor receptor signaling disruption by endocrine and metabolic disrupting chemicals. Toxicol Sci 162:622-634. doi:10.1093/toxsci/kfy004 PMID:29329451 PMCID:PMC5888991
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