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Wickline, E.D., Dale, I.W., Merkel, C.D., Heier, J.A., Stolz, D.B., Kwiatkowski, A.V. 2016 Alpha-T-catenin is a consti- tutive actin-binding α-catenin that directly couples the cadherin-catenin complex to actin filaments. J Biol Chem. doi:10.1074/jbc.M116.735423 PMID: 27231342


Montalbetti N, Rued AC, Clayton DR, Ruiz WG, Bastacky SI, Prakasam HS, Eaton AF, Kullman FA, Apodaca G, Carattino MD. Increased urothelial paracellular transport promotes cystitis. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2015 Dec 15. doi:10.1152/ajprenal.00200.2015. PMID:26423859.

Feliciano Alvarado T, Puliga E, Preziosi M, Poddar M, Singh S, Columbano A, Nejak-Bowen K, Monga SP. Hormone Receptor-β Agonist Induces β-Catenin-Dependent Hepatocyte Proliferation in Mice: Implications in Hepatic Regeneration. Gene expression. 2016; Manuscript Accepted.


Tefaleng EN, Chakraborty S, Han B, Hale P, Wu W, Soto-Gutierrez A, Feghal-Bostwick CA, Wilson AA, Kotton DN, Nagaya M, Strom SC, Roy-Chowdhurry J, Stolz DB, Perlmutter DH, Fox IJ. Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Model Personalized Variations in Liver Disease Resulting From alpha1-antityrpsin deficiency. Hepatology. 2015 July. doi: 10.1002/hep.27753. PMID: 25690322.


Raich-Regue D, Rosborough BR, Watson AR, McGeachy MJ, Turnquist HR, Thomson AW. mTORC2 Deficiency in Myeloid Dendritic Cells Enhances Their Allogeneic Th1 and Th17 Stimulatory Ability after TLR4 Ligation In Vitro and In Vivo. J Immunol. 2015 May 15. doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.1402551. PMID: 25840913.


Oczypok EA, Milutinovic PS, Alcorn JF, Khare A, Crum LT, Manni ML, Epperly MW, Pawluk AM, Ray A, Oury TD. Pulmonary receptor for advanced glycation endproducts promotes asthma pathogenesis via IL-33 and accumulation of group 2 innate lymphoid cells. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2015 Sept. doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2015.03.011. PMID: 25930197.


Gregory AD, Kliment CR, Metz HE, Kim KH, Kargl J, Agostini BA, Crum LT, Oczypok EA, Oury TD, Houghton AM. Neutrophil elastase promotes myofibroblast differentiation in lung fibrosis. J Leukoc Biol. 2015 Aug. doi: 10.1189/jlb.3HI1014-493R. PMID: 25743626.


Londono R, Badylak SF. Regenerative Medicine Strategies for Esophageal Repair. Tissue Eng Part B Rev. 2015 Aug. doi: 10.1089/ten.TEB.2015.0014. PMID: 25813694.


Londono R, Badylak SF. Biologic Scaffolds for Regenerative Medicine: Mechanisms of In vivo Remodeling. Ann Biomed Eng. 2015 March. doi: 10.1007/s10439-014-1103-8. PMID: 25213186.


Zaidi AH, Saldin LT, Kelly LA, Bergal L, Londono R, Kosovec JE, Komatsu Y, Kasi PM, Shetty AA, Keane TJ, Thakkar SJ, Huleihel L, Landreneau RJ, Badylak SF, Jobe BA. MicroRNA Signature Characterizes Primary Tumors That Metastasize in an Esophageal Adenocarcinoma Rat Model. PLoS One. 2015 Mar 31.  doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0122375. PMID: 25826212.


Proto JD, Chen WCW, Tang Y, Stahl E, Lu A, Poddar M, Beckman SA, Robbins PD, Nidernhofer LJ, Imbrogno, Hannigan T, Mars WM, Wang B, Huard J. NF-κB inhibition reveals a novel role for HGF during skeletal muscle repair. Cell Death Dis. 2015 Apr 23. doi: 10.1038/cddis.2015.66. PMID: 25906153.


Sohn J, Lu A, Tang Y, Wang B, Huard J. Activation of non-myogenic mesenchymal stem cells during the disease progression in dystrophic dystrophin/utrophin knockout mice. Hum Mol Genet. 2015 Jul 1.  doi: 10.1093/hmg/ddv125. PMID: 25859011


Hinterseher I, Schworer CM, Lillvis JH, Stahl E, Erdman R, Gatalica Z, Tromp G, Kuivaniemi H. Immunohistochemical Analysis of the Natural Killer Cell Cytotoxicity Pathway in Human Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms. Int J Mol Sci. 2015 May 18. doi: 10.3390/ijms160511196. PMID: 25993291.














Concha-Benavente, F., Srivastava, R.M., Trivedi, S., Lei, Y., Chandran, U., Seethala, R.R., Freeman, G.J., Ferris, R.L., 2015. Identication of the Cell-Intrinsic and -Extrinsic Pathways Downstream of EGFR and IFNγ That Induce PD-L1 Expression in Head and Neck Cancer. Cancer Res. doi:10.1158/0008-5472.CAN-15-2001. PMCID: PMC4775348


Garcia-Bates, T.M., Kim, E., Concha-Benavente, F., Trivedi, S., Mailliard, R.B., Gambotto, A., Ferris, R.L., 2016. Enhanced Cytotoxic CD8 T Cell Priming Using Dendritic Cell-Expressing Human Papillomavirus-16 E6/E7-p16INK4 Fusion Protein with Sequenced Anti-Programmed Death-1. J Immunol. doi:10.4049/jimmunol.1502027. PMID: 26851223


Overacre, A.E., Vignali, D.A., 2016. Treg stability: to be or not to be. Curr Opin Immunol 39, 39–43. doi:10.1016/j.-coi.2015.12.009. PMID: 26774863


Sobo-Vujanovic, A., Vujanovic, L., DeLeo, A.B., Concha-Benavente, F., Ferris, R.L., Lin, Y., Vujanovic, N.L., 2016. Inhibition of soluble tumor necrosis factor prevents chemically-induced carcinogenesis in mice. Cancer Immunol Res. doi:10.1158/2326-6066.CIR-15-0104. PMID: 26896171


Zheng, M., Horne, W., McAleer, J.P., Pociask, D., Eddens, T., Good, M., Gao, B., Kolls, J.K., 2016. Therapeutic Role of Interleukin 22 in experimental intra-abdominal Klebsiella pneumoniae infection in mice. Infect Immun. doi:10.1128/IAI.01268-15. PMID: 26729763


Ramani K, Pawaria S, Maers K Huppler AH, Gaffen SL and Biswas PS. An essential role of Interleukin-17 signaling in the development of autoimmune glomerulonephritis. J Leukoc Biol. 2014 Sep;96(3):463-72


Pawaria S, Ramani K, Maers K, Liu Y, Kane LP, Levesque MC, Biswas PS. Complement5a permits the co-existence of Th17 cells and Type I Interferon in lupus .  J Immunol. 2014 Oct 1;193(7):3288-95


Partha S. Biswas, Rohit Aggarwal, Marc C. Levesque, Kelly Maers, Kritika Ramani. Type I interferon and T helper 17 cells co-exist and co-regulate disease pathogenesis in lupus patients. International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases. Accepted 2015


Monin L, Griffiths KL, Slight S, Lin Y, Rangel-Moreno J, Khader SA. Immune requirements for protective Th17 recall responses to Mycobacterium tuberculosis challenge. Mucosal Immunol. 2015 Jan 28. doi: 10.1038/mi.2014.136. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 25627812


Monin L, Khader SA. Chemokines in tuberculosis: the good, the bad and the ugly. Semin Immunol. 2014 Dec;26(6):552-8. doi: 10.1016/j.smim.2014.09.004. Epub 2014 Oct 22. Review.


Di Niro R, Lee SJ, Vander Heiden JA, Elsner RA, Trivedi N, Bannock JM, Gupta NT, Kleinstein SH, Vigneault F, Gilbert TJ, Meffre E, McSorley SJ, Shlomchik MJ. Salmonella Infection Drives Promiscuous B Cell Activation Followed by Extrafollicular Affinity Maturation. Immunity. 2015 Jul 21;43(1):120-31. doi: 10.1016/j.immuni.2015.06.013. Epub 2015 Jul 14


Weinstein AM, Storkus WJ, Therapeutic Lymphoid Organogenesis in the Tumor Microenvironment. In Xiang-Yang Wang, editor: Immunotherapy of Cancer, Vol 128, ACR, UK: Academic Press, 2015, pp. 197-233.


Pardee AD, Yano H, Weinstein AM, Ponce AAK, Ethridge AD, Normolle DP, Vojanovic L, Mizejewsi GJ, Watkins SC, Butterfield LH. Route of antigen delivery impacts the immunostimulatory activity of dendritic cell-based vaccines for hepatocellular carcinoma. J Immunother Cancer 2015, 3:32.


Eddens T, Elsegeiny W, Nelson MP, Horne W, Campfield BT, Steele C, Kolls JK. Eosinophils Contribute to Early Clearance of Pneumocystis murina Infection. J Immunol. 2015 Jul 1;195(1):185-93. doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.1403162. Epub 2015 May 20.


Elsegeiny W, Eddens T, Chen K, Kolls JK. Anti-CD20 antibody therapy and susceptibility to Pneumocystis pneumonia. Infect Immun. 2015 May;83(5):2043-52. doi: 10.1128/IAI.03099-14. Epub 2015 Mar 2.


Garg A. V., Cruz J.A., Chen K., Amatya N., Whibley N., Conti H.R., Childs E.C., Hernandez Mir G., Biswas P.S., Kolls J.K, McGeachy M.J., Kolattukudy P.E., and Gaffen S.L. MCPIP1 endoribonuclease activity negatively regulates interleukin-17-mediated signaling and inflammation. Immunity (in press), 2015


Raundhal M, Morse C, Khare A, Oriss TB, Milosevic J, Trudeau J, Huff R, Pilewski J, Holguin F, Kolls J, Wenzel S, Ray P, Ray A. High IFN-γ and low SLPI mark severe asthma in mice and humans. J Clin Invest. 2015 Aug 3;125(8):3037-3050. doi: 10.1172/JCI80911. Epub 2015 Jun 29.


Khare A, Chakraborty K, Raundhal M, Ray P, Ray A. Cutting Edge: Dual Function of PPARγ in CD11c+ Cells Ensures Immune Tolerance in the Airways. J Immunol. 2015 Jul 15;195(2):431-5. doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.1500474. Epub 2015 Jun 10.

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Hemker SL, Sims-Lucas S, Ho J. Role of hypoxia during nephrogenesis. Pediatr Nephrol. 2016 Feb 12. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26872484.


McClendon TB*, Sullivan MR*, Bernstein KA, Yanowitz JL. SWS-1 functions with the RAD-51 paralogs to promote homologous recombination in Caenorhabditis elegans. Genetics. Early online 2016 March. In Press. doi: 10.1534/genetics.115.185827 *denotes equal contribution


Bohm S, B Szakal, BW Herken, MR Sullivan, MJ Mihalevic, FF Kabbinavar, D Branzei, NL Clark, KA Bernstein. The budding yeast ubiquitin protease Ubp7 is a novel component involved in S phase progression. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 2016 February. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M115.671057 PMID: 26740628

Ghouleh I, Meijles D, Mutchler S, Zhang Q, Sahoo S, Gorelova A, Amaral JH, Rodriguez AI, Mamonova T, Song GJ, Bisello A, Friedman PA, Cifuentes-Pagano ME, Pagano PJ. Binding of EBP50 to Nox Organizing Subunit p47phox is Pivotal to Cellular Reattive Species Generation. PNAS, accepted June 2, 2016


Barnes CO, Kovaleva EG, Fu X, Stevenson HP, Brewster AS, DePonte DP, Baxter EL, Cohen AE, Calero G. Assessment of Microcrystal Quality by Transmission Electron Microscopy for Ecient Serial Femtosecond Crystallography. Arch Biochem Biophys. 2016 March. doi: 10.1016/ [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 26944553


Dietary supplementation of b-guanidinopropionic acid (bGPA) reduces whole-body and skeletal muscle growth in young CD-1 mice. Baumgarner BL, Nagle AM, Quinn MR, Farmer AE, Kinsey ST Mol Cell Biochem. 2015.


Priedigkeit N, Wolfe N, Clark NL. Evolutionary signatures amongst disease genes permit novel methods for gene prioritization and construction of informative gene-based networks. PLoS Genetics. 2015 Feb 13;11(2):e1004967. PMID: 25679399, PMCID: PMC4334549.


Rahaman MM, Reinders FG, Koes D, Nguyen AT, Mutchler SM, Alvarez RA, Sparacino-Watkins C, Miller MP, Cheng D, Chen B, Jackson EK, Camacho CJ, Straub AC. Structure guided chemical modifications of propylthiouracil reveal novel small molecule inhibitors of cytochrome b5 reductase 3. Journal Biol Chem (in review)


Billaud M, Chiu YH, Lohman AW, Parpaite T, Butcher JT, Mutchler SM, DeLalio LJ, Artamonov MV, Sandilos JK, Best AK, Somlyo AV, Thompson RJ, Le TH, Ravichandran KS, Bayliss DA, Isakson BE. A molecular signature in the pannexin1 intracellular loop confers channel activation by the alpha1 adrenoreceptor in smooth muscle cells. Sci Signal. (2015) 8; ra17.

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Bayer, A, Lennemann, NJ, Ouyang, Y, Bramley, JC, Morosky, S, Marques, ET Jr, Cherry, S, Sadovsky, Y, Coyne, CB. 2016. Type III Interferons Produced by Human Placental Trophoblasts Confer Protection against Zika Virus Infection. Cell Host Microbe. doi: 10.1016/j.chom.2016.03.008. PMID: 27066743


DiFazio, RM, Mattila, JT, Klein, EC, Cirrincione, LR, Howard, M, Wong, EA, Flynn, JL. Active transforming growth factor-β is associated with phenotypic changes in granulomas after drug treatment in pulmonary tuberculosis. 2016. Fibrogenesis Tissue Repair. doi: 10.1186/s13069-016-0043-3. PMID: 27148404


Hendricks, MR, Bomberger, JM. Digging through the Obstruction: Insight into the Epithelial Cell Response to Respiratory Virus Infection in Patients with Cystic Fibrosis. J Virol. doi: 10.1128/JVI.01864-15. PMID: 26865718


Hendricks MR, et al. (2016) Respiratory syncytial virus infection enhances Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm growth through dysregulation of nutritional immunity. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 113:1642–1647

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Velásquez C, Cheng E, Shuda M, Lee-Oesterreich PJ, Pogge von Strandmann L, Gritsenko MA, Jacobs JM, Moore PS, Chang Y. CDK1 generates a novel, mitotic 4E-BP1 isoform by Ser83 phosphorylation. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2016 June. In press.

Sharaf, N.G., Ishima, R., Gronenborn, A.M., 2016. Conformational plasticity of the NNRTI-binding pocket in HIV-1 reverse transcriptase - A fluorine NMR study. Biochemistry. doi:10.1021/acs.biochem.6b00113. PMID: 27163463


Hoop, C.L., Lin, H-K, Kar, K., Magyarfalvi, G., Lamley, J.M., Boatz, J.C., Mandal, A., Lewandowski, J.R., Wetzel, R., van der Wel, P.C., 2016. Huntingtin exon 1 fibrils feature an interdigitated β-hairpin–based polyglutamine core. PNAS. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1521933113. PMID: 26831073


Hoop C L, Lin H-K, Kar K, Magyarfalvi G, Lamley JM, Boatz JC, Mandal A, Lewandowski JR, Wetzel R, van der Wel PCA. 2016. Huntingtin exon 1 brils feature an interdigitated β-hairpin-based polyglutimate core. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 2016 February. doi:10.1073/pnas.1521933113. PMID: 26831073.


Liu C, Perilla JR, Ning J, Lu M, Hou G, Ramalho R, Himes BA, Zhao G, Bedwell GJ6,Byeon IJ, Ahn J, Gronen born AM, Prevelige PE, Rousso I, Aiken C, Polenova T, Schulten K, Zhang P. Cyclophilin A stabilizes the ms10714. PMID: 26940118.


Punihaole D, Jakubek RS, Dahlburg EM, Hong Z, Myshakina NS, Geib S, Asher SA. UV Resonance Raman Investigation of the Aqueous Solvation Dependence of Primary Amide Vibrations. J Phys Chem B. 2015 Mar 12;119(10):3931-9. doi: 10.1021/jp511356u. Epub 2015 Feb 27. PMID: 25667957

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Becker-Krail, D and McClung C. Implications of circadian rhythm and stress in addiction vulnerability. F1000 Research. 2016 Jan 13. 5:59 doi:10.12688/f1000research.7608.1 PMID:26913197.

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Agassandian M, Tedrow JR, Sembrat J, Kass DJ, Zhang Y, Goncharova EA, Kaminski N, Mallampalli RK, Vuga LJ. VCAM-1 is a TGF-β1 Inducible Gene Upregulated in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. Cell Signal. 2015 Dec;27(12):2467-73. PMID: 26386411

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