Balint Kacsoh, Ph.D.

Professor of Histology & Cell Biology and Physiology
Macon Campus  

Balint Kacsoh

Office phone:  478-301-2225
Location: Mercer University School of Medicine, 1550 College Street, Macon, GA  31207
E-mail:  kacsoh_b@mercer.edu

Education Background

Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA

Teaching Interest

My interests include teaching histology and cell biology, including the interpretation of microscopic images, emphasizing structure-function relationships and differential diagnosis.  My other main teaching interest is basic medical endocrinology, including the reproductive organ system.

Scholarly Interest

I am currently working on a Step 1 board review e-book for histology & cell biology.  I have scholarly interests outside the medical field as well (history and historical linguistics).

Recent Publications

P. Howard,  J. Rejto. The Frontier Garrison.  A novel. Translated by B. Kacsoh. Etalon Press, 2014 (Kindle: ISBN-13: 978-1-940872-00-1, ASIN: B00HMTMJPG; Paperback: ISBN-10: 1940872014, ISBN-13: 978-1940872018; also as audiobook).

Kacsoh B. Two Books by two Sandors about the Origins of Hungarians. Hungarian Studies Review, 2013; 40 (2): 191-204.

Thomas JL, Bucholtz KM, Kacsoh B.  Selective inhibition of human 3?-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 1 as a potential treatment for breast cancer. J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol. 2011 May;125(1-2):57-65. doi: 10.1016/j.jsbmb.2010.08.003. Epub 2010 Aug 22. Review. PMID: 20736065

Thomas JL, Bucholtz KM, Sun J, Mack VL, Kacsoh B. Structural basis for the selective inhibition of human 3beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase 1 in human breast tumor MCF-7 cells. Mol Cell Endocrinol. 2009 Mar 25;301(1-2):174-82. doi: 10.1016/j.mce.2008.09.029. Epub 2008 Oct 8. PMID: 18955108

Szentirmai E, Yasuda T, Taishi P, Wang M, Churchill L, Bohnet S, Magrath P, Kacsoh B, Jimenez L, Krueger JM. Growth hormone-releasing hormone: cerebral cortical sleep-related EEG actions and expression. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2007 Aug;293(2):R922-30. Epub 2007 May 30. PMID: 17537840

Peterfi Z, Obal F Jr, Taishi P, Gardi J, Kacsoh B, Unterman T, Krueger JM. Sleep in spontaneous dwarf rats. Brain Res. 2006 Sep 7;1108(1):133-46. Epub 2006 Jul 21. PMID: 16859658

Obál F Jr, Garcia-Garcia F, Kacsóh B, Taishi P, Bohnet S, Horseman ND, Krueger JM. Rapid eye movement sleep is reduced in prolactin-deficient mice. J Neurosci. 2005 Nov 2;25(44):10282-9. PMID: 16267236

Thomas JL, Umland TC, Scaccia LA, Boswell EL, Kacsoh B. The higher affinity of human type 1 3beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (3beta-HSD1) for substrate and inhibitor steroids relative to human 3beta-HSD2 is validated in MCF-7 tumor cells and related to subunit interactions. Endocr Res. 2004 Nov;30(4):935-41. PMID: 15666848

Kacsoh B. Endocrine Physiology. ISBN 0-07-034432-9. McGraw-Hill, March, 2000.