1959-63 B.S. in Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley.
1963-67 Ph.D. in Physical Organic and Analytical Chemistry at Iowa State
University, Ames, Iowa.
1967-68 Assistant Professor, Shippensburg State College, Shippensburg,
1968-72 Assistant Professor, Washington and Jefferson College, Washington, PA.
1972-74 Product and Development Chemist, J. T. Baker Chemical Company.
1974-present Professor, The University of Scranton, Scranton, PA.
J.A. Vinson and J.S. Fritz, "Quantitative Saponification of Esters in
Talanta 13, 1673 (1966).
J.A. Vinson and J.S. Fritz, "Quantitative Determination of Organic Halides in Dimethyl
Sulfoxide," Anal. Chem. 41, 1661 (1968).
J.A. Vinson and E.K. Hocker, "Saponification of Aspirin in Dimethyl Sulfoxide," J. Chem. Educ.
46, 245 (1969).
J.A. Vinson, "Determination of Organic Isocyanates and Isothiocyanates in Dimethylformamide,"
Anal. Chem. 41, 1661 (1969).
J.A. Vinson, E.K. Hocker and T.W. Bream, "Saponification of Latex Paint in Dimethyl Sulfoxide,"
J. Chem. Educ. 46 (1969).
J.A. Vinson, "Effects of Suntan Preparations on a Photochemical Reaction," Chemistry 44, 27 (1971).
J.A. Vinson and L.D. Pepper, "Preparation of Dinitrophenylamino Acids in Dipolar Aprotic Solvents,"Anal. Chem. Acta 58, 245 (1972).
J.A. Vinson, "A Universal TLC Visualization Reagent for Drugs," J. Chromatogr. 105, 415 (1975).
J.A. Vinson and J.E. Hooyman, "A Simple Method for the Separation and Detection of Marijuana by TLC," J. Chromatogr. 106, 196 (1975).
J.A. Vinson and J.E. Hooyman, "Identification of Street Drugs by TLC," J. Forensic Sci. 20, 552 (1975).
J.A. Vinson and J.E. Hooyman, "Sensitive Fluorogenic Visualization Reagent for the Detection of Lipids on Thin-Layer Chromatograms," J. Chromatogr. 135, 226 (1977).
J.A. Vinson and L.D. Pepper, "Colorimetric Determination of Dinitrophenylamino Acids
with Cyanide Ion in Dipolar Aprotic Solvents," Anal. Biochem. 49, 163 (1977).
J.A. Vinson, D.D. Patel and A.H. Patel, "Determination of Tetrahydrocannabinol in Blood and Serum Using a Fluorescent Derivative and Thin-Layer Chromatography," Anal. Chem. 49, 163 (1977).
J.A. Vinson, J.E. Hooyman, H. Koharcheck and M.M. Holmes, "A Rapid Mini Thin-Layer
Chromatographic Procedure for the Detection of Barbiturates and Common Sedatives at Overdose Levels," Am. J. Med. Technol. 43, 1054 (1977).
J.A. Vinson, H. Koharcheck and J.E. Hooyman, "A Sensitive Thin-Layer Chromatographic
Method for Urine Screening of Barbiturates," J. Chromatogr. 140, 71 (1977).
J.A. Vinson, F. Solitario and M. Paczkowski, "Preadsorbent TLC I. Lecithin/Sphingomyelin Ratio in Amniotic Fluids," J. High Resolution Chromatogr. 2, 586 (1979).
J.A. Vinson, J.A. Nebzydoski, L. Shebby and L. Whittingham, "Preadsorbent TLC II. Detection of Lipid Abnormalities in Serum Without Extraction," Clin. Chem. Acta 103, 117 (1980).
J.A. Vinson, M. Paczkowski and C. Pronko, "Preadsorbent TLC III. Direct Detection of Quinine in Urine as a Presumptive Test for Heroin," J. Chromatogr. 206, 196 (1981).
J.A. Vinson and P. Bose, "Comparison of the Bioavailability of Trace Elements in Inorganic Salts, Amino Acid Chelates and Yeast," Proceedings of Mineral Elements '80, 615 (1981).
J.A. Vinson and P. Bose, "Comparative Bioavailability of Synthetic and Natural Vitamin C in Guinea Pigs," Nutr. Repts. Intl. 27, 875-86 (1983).
J.A. Vinson and A.H. Patel, "Determination and Quantitation of Tetrahydrocannabinol in Serum Using Thin-Layer Chromatography and Fluorometry," J. of Chromatogr. 307, 493-499 (1984).
J.A. Vinson and P. Bose, "The Effect of a High Chromium Yeast on the Blood Glucose Control
and Blood Lipids of Normal and Diabetic Human Subjects," Nutr. Repts. Intl. 30, 911-918 (1984).
J.A. Vinson and D.J. Lopatofsky, "A Semi-Automated Extraction and Spotting System for Drug Analysis by TLC. I. Procedure for Analysis of the Major Metabolite of Delta-9- Tetrahydrocannabinol in Urine," J. Analyt. Toxicol. 9, 6-9 (1985).
J.A. Vinson, M. Curtis, M. Mascelli, P. Bose and J. Lewis, "Mechanisms and Effect of Excess Copper Supplementation on Body Lipids," Advances in Diet and Nutrition, C. Horowitz, Editor, John Libbey and Co., Ltd., England, 1985, 218-220.
J.A. Vinson and K.H. Hsiao, "Comparison Effect of Various Forms of Chromium on Serum Glucose: An In Vivo Assay for Biologically Active Chromium," Nutr. Repts. Intl. 32, 1 (1985).
J.A. Vinson, C.J. Possanza and A.V. Drack, "The Effect of Ascorbate on Galactose-Induced Cataracts," Nutr. Repts. Intl. 33, 665 (1986).
Y. Takagi, S. Matsuda, S. Imai, Y. Ohmori, T. Masuda, J.A. Vinson, M.C. Mehra, B.K. Puri and A. Kaniewski, "Trace Elements in Hair," Bull. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. 36, 793-800 (1986).
J.A. Vinson, T. Mazur and P. Bose, "Comparison of Different Forms of Calcium on Blood Pressure of Normotensive Young Males," Nutr. Repts. Intl. 36, 497-501 (1987).
J.A. Vinson and P. Bose, "Relative Bioavailability of Inorganic
and Natural Selenium," Selenium in Biology and Medicine, AVI Publishers,
J.A. Vinson and P. Bose, "Relative Bioavailability of Synthetic Ascorbic Acid Alone or in a Citrus Extract," Am. J. Clin. Nutr. 48, 601-4 (1988).
Y. Takagi, S. Matsuda, S. Imai, Y. Ohmori, T. Masuda, J.A. Vinson, M.C. Mehra, B.K. Puri and A. Kaniewski, "Survey of Trace Elements in Human Hair: An International Comparison," Bull. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. 41, 690-695 (1988).
J.A. Vinson, T. Mazur and P. Bose, "Comparison of Different Forms of Calcium on Blood
Pressure and Normotensive Young Males," Nutr. Repts. Intl. 36, 497-501 (1987).
J.A. Vinson, P. Bose, L. Lemoire and K. Hsiao, "Relative Bioavailability of Trace Elements
and Vitamins Found in Commercial Supplements in Nutrient Availability: Chemical
and Biological Aspects," Ed. D. Southgate, I. Johnson and G. Fenwick, Royal Society
of Chemistry, Cambridge, 1989.
J.A. Vinson, M.E. Staretz, P. Bose, H.K. Kassam and B.S. Basalyga, "In Vitro and In Vivo
Inhibition of Red Blood Cell Sorbitol by Ascorbic Acid," Diabetes 38, 1036-41 (1989).
J.A. Vinson, J.J. Urash, and D.J. Lopatofsky, "A Semi-Automated Extraction and Spotting
System for the Analysis of Drugs in Physiological Fluids," In Analytical Methods
in Forensic Chemistry, Editor M. H. Ho, Ellis Wood, Ltd., Chichester, England, 1990.
J.A. Vinson, J.M. Courey and N.B. Maro, "Comparison of Two Forms of Vitamin C on Galactose Cataracts," Nutr. Res. 12, 915-922 (1992).
J.A. Vinson and C. Hsu, "The Effect of Vitamins A, E and Citrus Extract on In Vitro and In Vivo Lipid Peroxidation," Med. Sci. Res. 20, 145-146 (1992).
J.A. Vinson, J.Y. Chang, and L. Nykaza, "Effect of Ascorbic Acid Supplementation on Plasma Ascorbate and Lipid Peroxidation in Non-Smokers and Smokers," Med. Sci. Res. 20, 483- 484 (1992).
J.A. Vinson and B.A. Hontz, "Phenol Antioxidant Index: Comparative Antioxidant Effectiveness of Red and White Wines," J. Agric. Food Chem. 43, 401-403 (1995).
J.A. Vinson, Y.A. Dabbagh, M.M. Serry, and J. Jang, "Plant Flavonoids, Especially Tea Flavonols, are Powerful Antioxidants Using an In Vitro Oxidation Model for Heart Disease, J. Agric. Food Chem. 43, 2800-2802 (1995).
J.A. Vinson, J. Jang, Y.A. Dabbagh, M.M. Serry and S. Cai, "Plant Polyphenols Exhibit Lipoprotein-Bound Antioxidant Activity Using an In Vitro Oxidation Model for Heart Disease," J. Agric. Food Chem. 43, 2798-2799 (1995).
J.V. Villasin, J.A. Vinson, M.B. Igoe and L. Hendricks, "Management of Skin Tears and
Stage II Skin Ulcers with Two Topical Regimens: A Study of Cost Minimization,"
Adv. Therapy 13, 10-19 (1996).
J.A. Vinson and T.B. Howard, "Inhibition of Protein Glycation and Advanced Glycation
Endproducts by Ascorbic Acid and Other Vitamins and Nutrients," Nutr. Biochem.
1, 659-663 (1996).
J.A. Vinson and J. Proch, "Age-Related Difference in Topical Zinc Absorption from Different
Formulations: Implication for Health and Disease," J. Geriat. Dermatol. 5, 276-280 (1997).
J.A. Vinson, S.-J. Hu, S. Jung and A.M. Stanski, "A Citrus Extract
Plus Ascorbic Acid Decreases
Lipids, Lipid Peroxides, Lipoprotein Susceptibility and Atherosclerosis in Hypercholesterolemic Hamsters," J. Agric. Food Chem. 46, 1453-1459 (1998).
J.A. Vinson, J.M. Stella and T.J. Flanagan, "Selenium Yeast is an Effective In Vitro and In Vivo
Antioxidant and Hypolipemic Agent in Normal Hamsters," Nutr. Res. 18, 735-742 (1998).
J.A. Vinson, "Flavonoids in Foods as In Vitro and In Vivo Antioxidants," in Flavonoids in the Living System, eds. Manthey and Buslig, Plenum Press, New York, 1998, p. 151-163.
J.A. Vinson and Y.A. Dabbagh, "Tea Phenols: Antioxidant Effectiveness of Teas, Tea Components, Tea Fractions and Their Binding with Lipoproteins," Nutr. Res. 18,
J.A. Vinson and Y.A. Dabbagh, "Effect of Green and Black Tea Supplementation on Lipids,
Lipid Oxidation and Fibrinogen in the Hamster: Mechanisms for the Epidemiological
Benefits of Tea Drinking," FEBS Lett. 433, 44-46 (1998).
J.A. Vinson, Y. Hao, X. Su and L. Zubik, "Phenol Antioxidant Quantity and Quality in Foods:
Vegetables," J. Agric. Food Chem. 46, 3630-3634 (1998).
J.A. Vinson and J. Proch, "Inhibition of Moisture Penetration to the Skin by a Novel Incontinence
Barrier Cream," JWOCN 25, 256-260 (1998).
J.A. Vinson, "The Functional Food Properties of Figs," Cereal Foods World 44, 82-87 (1999).
J.A. Vinson, J. Jang, J. Yang, Y. Dabbagh, X. Liang, M. Serry, J. Proch and S. Cai, “Vitamins and Especially Flavonoids in Common Beverages are Powerful In Vitro Antioxidants Which Enrich Lower Density Lipoproteins and Increase Their Oxidative Resistance after Ex Vivo Spiking in Human Plasma,” J. Agric. Food Chem. 47, 2502-2504 (1999).
L. Costantino, G. Rastelli, M.C. Gamberini, J.A. Vinson, P. Bose, A. Iannone, M. Staffieri, L. Antolini, A. Del Corso, U. Mura and A. Albasini, “1-Benzopyran-4-one Antioxidants as Aldose Reductase Inhibitors,” J. Med. Chem. 42, 1881-1893 (1999).
J.A. Vinson, J. Proch and L. Zubik, “Phenol Antioxidant Quantity and Quality in Foods: Cocoa, Dark Chocolate, and Milk Chocolate,” J. Agric. Food Chem. 47, 4821-4824 (1999).
J.A. Vinson, “Black and Green Tea and Heart Disease: A Review,” BioFactors 13, 127-132 (2000).
J.A. Vinson, J. Yang, J. Proch and X. Liang, “Grape Juice, but not Orange Juice, has In Vitro, Ex Vivo, and In Vivo Antioxidant Properties,” J. Med. Food 3, 167-171 (2000).
J.A. Vinson, K. Teufel and N. Wu, “Red Wine, Dealcoholized Red Wine, and Especially Grape Juice, Inhibit Atherosclerosis in a Hamster Model, Atherosclerosis 156, 67-72 (2001).
J.A. Vinson and J. Jang, “In Vitro and In Vivo Lipoprotein Antioxidant Effects of a Citrus Extract and Ascorbic Acid on Normal and Hypercholesterolemic Human Subjects,” J. Med. Food 4, 187-192 (2001).
J.A. Vinson, J. Proch and P. Bose, “MegaNatural® Gold Grapeseed Extract: In Vitro Antioxidant and In Vivo Human Supplement Studies,” J. Med. Food 4, 17-26 (2001).
J.A. Vinson, J. Proch and P. Bose, “Determination of Quantity and Quality of Polyphenol Antioxidants in Foods and Beverages,” Methods Enzymol. 335, 103-114 (2001).
Y. Wang, J.A. Vinson, T.D. Etherton, J. Proch, S.A. Lazarus, P.M. Kris-Etherton, “Effects of Cocoa Powder and Dark Chocolate on LDL Oxidative Susceptibility and Prostaglandin Concentrations in Humans,” Am. J. Clin. Nutr. 74, 596-602 (2001).
J.A. Vinson, X. Su, L. Zubik and P. Bose, “Phenol Antioxidant Quantity and Quality in Foods: Fruits,” J. Agric. Food Chem. 49, 5315-5321 (2001).
J.A. Vinson, X. Liang, J. Proch, B. Hontz, J. Dancel and N. Sandone, “Polyphenol Antioxidants in Citrus Juices: In Vitro and In Vivo Studies Relevant to Heart Disease,” Adv. Exp. Med. Biol. 505, 113- 122 (2002).
J.A. Vinson, M.A. Mandarano, D.L. Shuta, M. Bagchi and D. Bagchi, “Beneficial effects of a novel IH636 grape seeed proanthocyanidin extract and a niacin-bound chromium in a hamster atherosclerosis model,” Molec. Cell Biochem. 240, 99-103 (2002).
X. Yan, B.T. Murphy, G.B. Hammond, J.A. Vinson and C.C. Neto, Antioxidant activities and antitumor screening of extracts from cranberry fruit (Vaccinium macrocarpon),” J. Agric. Food Chem. 50, 5844-5899 (2002).
D. Bagchi, C.K. Sen, S.D. Ray, D.K. Das, M. Bagchi, H.G. Preuss, J.A. Vinson, “Molecular mechanisms of cardioprotection by a novel grape seed proanthocyanidin extract,” Mutat. Res. 523-524, 87-97 (2003).
J.A. Vinson, M. Mandarano, M. Hirst, J.R. Trevithick, P. Bose, “Phenol antioxidant quantity and quality in foods: beers and the effect of two types of beer on an animal model of atherosclerosis.” J. Agric. Food Chem. 51, 5528-5533 (2003).
J.A.Vinson, K. Teufel K, N.Wu . “Green and black teas inhibit atherosclerosis by lipid, antioxidant, and fibrinolytic mechanisms,” J Agric Food Chem. 52, 3661-5 (2004).
C.D.Prickett, E. Lister, M. Collins, C.C. Trevithick-Sutton, M. Hirst, J.A. Vinson, E. Noble, J.R. Trevithick, “Alcohol friend or foe? Alcoholic beverage hormesis for cataract and atherosclerosis is related to plasma antioxidant activity,” Nonlinearity in Biology, Toxicology, and Medicine 2, 353-370 (2004).
J.A. Vinson, L. Zubik, P. Bose, N. Samman, J. Proch, “Dried fruits: Excellent in vitro and in vivo antioxidants, “ J. Am. Coll. Nutr. 24, 44-50 (2005).
J.A. Vinson, “Tea and Heart Disease,” Functional Foods for Cardiovascular Diseases, D.M. Martirosyan, Editor, D&A, Inc., Richardson, TX, 2005, 179-182.
J.A. Vinson, J. Zhang, “Black and green teas equally inhibit diabetic cataracts in a streptozotocin-induced rat model of diabetes, “ J Agric Food Chem, 53, 3710-3(2005).
G.A. Agbor, J.E. Oben, J.Y. Ngogang, X. Cai, J.A. Vinson, “Antioxidant Capacity of some herbs/spices from Cameroon: A comparative study of two methods”. J Agric Food Chem 53: 6819-24 (2005).
J. Vinson, S. Anamandila, “Comparative topical absorption and antioxidant effectiveness of two forms of coenzyme Q10 after a single dose and after long-term supplementation in the skin of young and middle-aged subjects”. IFSCC Magazine 8: 287-92 (2005).
J.A. Vinson, H. Al Kharrat, L. Andreoli,“ Effect of aloe preparations on the human bioavailability of vitamins C and E.” Phytomed. 12, 760-765 (2005).
J. A. Vinson, “Review: Oxidative Stress in Cataracts”, Pathophysiol 13: 151-62 (2006).
J.A.Vinson, “Caffeine and incident hypertension in women”. JAMA. 295: 2135 (2006).
J. A. Vinson, J. Proch, P. Bose, S. Muchler, P. Taffera, D. Shuta, N. Samman, G. A. Agbor, “Chocolate Is a Powerful ex Vivo and in Vivo Antioxidant, an Antiatherosclerotic Agent in an Animal Model, and a Significant Contributor to Antioxidants in the European and American Diets”. J. Agric. Food Chem. 54: 8071-6 (2006).
J.A. Vinson “Coffee and cirrhosis: active ingredients?”, Ann. Intern. Med. 166: 2404 (2006).
G.A. Agbor, J.A. Vinson, J.E. Oben, J.Y. Ngogang, “Comparative analysis of the in vitro antioxidant activity of white and black pepper”. Nutr Res, 26: 659-663 (2006).
J. A. Vinson “Coffee : Incident Hypertension in Women”, JAMA 295: 2135 (2006).
J.S. Bonita, M. Mandarano, D. Shuta, J. Vinson. “Coffee and cardiovascular disease: In vitro, cellular, animal, and human studies”. Pharmacol Res. 55:187-98. (2007).
S. Zafra-Stone, T. Yasmin, M. Bagchi, A. Chatterjee, J.A.Vinson, “Berry anthocyanins as novel antioxidants in human helath and disease prevention.” Mol. Nutr. Food Res., 57:675-683 (2007).
J. Vinson, X. Cai, H. Al Kharrat, ”A natural, muli-mechanisitic supplement approach for improving cardiovascular risk factors”, J. Complement Integ Med 4: article 4 (2007).
J.A. Vinson “So many choices, so what’s a consumer to do?: A commentary on “Effect of chromium niacinate and chromium picolinate supplementation on lipid peroxidation, TNF-a, IL-6, CrP, glycated hemoglobin, triglycerides, and cholesterol levels in blood of streptozotocin-treated rats”. Free Rad Biol Med. 43: 1121-1123 (2007).
K.J. Mukamal, K. MacDermott, J.A. Vinson, N. Oyama, W.J. Manning, M.A. Mittleman. “A 6-month randomized pilot study of black tea and cardiovascular risk factors”. Am Heart J 2007 154:724e1-6.
Vinson JA, Tompkins TA, Agbor GA. ”Comparative Bioavailability of Mineral-enriched Gluconates and Yeast in Rat Liver After Depletion-Repletion Feeding”. Biol Trace Elem Res. 118:104-110 (2007).
Agbor GA, Vinson JA, Patel S, Patel K, Scarpati J, Shiner D, Wardrop F, Tompkins TA. “Effect of Selenium- and Glutathione-Enriched Yeast Supplementation on a Combined Atherosclerosis and Diabetes Hamster Model”. J Agric Food Chem. 55: 8731-8736 (2007).