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

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.