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Student Publications

Publication in peer-reviewed journals is a very important part of graduate training. Publications by Immunology students over the past five years are listed below. The names of student authors are in bold font.

2018

DeCicco RePass MA, Bhat N, Molinaro JH, Bunnell S, Cummings RD, Ward HD. 2018. Molecular cloning, expression, and characterization of UDP N-acetyl-α-D-galactosamine: polypeptide N-acetylgalactosaminyltransferase 4 from Cryptosporidium parvum. Mol Biochem Parasitol. Epub ahead of print. Abstract

Kalantari P, Morales Y, Miller EA, Jaramillo LD, Ponichtera HE, Wuethrich MA, Cheong C, Seminario MC, Russo JM, Bunnell SC, Stadecker MJ. 2018. CD209a synergizes with Dectin-2 and mincle to drive severe Th17 cell-mediated schistosome egg-induced immunopathology. Cell Rep. 22: 1288-1300. Abstract

Ledoux T, Aridgides D, Salvador R, Ngwenyama N, Panagiotidou S, Alcaide P, Blanton R, Perrin MA. 2018. Trypanosoma cruzi neurotrophic factor facilitates cardiac repair in a mouse model of chronic Chagas disease. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. Epub ahead of print. Abstract

Lewis JB, Scangarello FA, Murphy JM, Eidell KP, Sodipo MO, Ophir MJ, Sargeant R, Seminario MC, Bunnell SC. 2018. ADAP is an upstream regulator that precedes SLP-76 at sites of TCR engagement and stabilizes signaling microclusters. J Cell Sci. Epub ahead of print. Abstract

Liu BC, Sarhan J, Poltorak A. 2018. Host-intrinsic interferon status in infection and immunity. Trends Mol Med. 24: 658-668. Abstract

Liu BC, Sarhan J, Panda A, Muendlein HI, Ilyukha V, Coers J, Yamamoto M, Isberg RR, Poltorak A. 2018. Constitutive interferon maintains GBP expression required for release of bacterial components upstream of pyroptosis and anti-DNA responses. Cell Rep. 24: 155-168. Abstract

Sarhan J, Liu BC, Muendlein HI, Li P, Nilson R, Tang AY, Rongvaux A, Bunnell SC, Shao F, Green DR, Poltorak A. 2018. Caspase-8 induces cleavage of gasdermin D to elicit pyroptosis during Yersinia infection. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. Epub ahead of print. Abstract

Sarhan J, Liu BC, Muendlein HI, Weindel CG, Smirnova I, Tang AY, Ilyukha V, Sorokin M, Buzdin A, Fitzgerald KA, Poltorak A. 2018. Constitutive interferon signaling maintains critical threshold of MLKL expression to license necroptosis. Cell Death Differ. Epub ahead of print. Abstract

Shaban L, Chen Y, Fasciano AC, Lin Y, Kaplan DL, Kumamoto CA, Mecsas J. 2018. A 3D intestinal tissue model supports Clostridioides difficile germination, colonization, toxin production and epithelial damage. Anaerobe 50: 85-92. Abstract

2017

Bou Ghanem EN, Lee JN, Joma BH, Meydani SN, Leong JM, Panda A. 2017. The Alpha-tocopherol form of Vitamin E boosts elastase activity of human PMNs and their ability to kill Streptococcus pneumoniae. Front Cell Infect Microbiol. 7:161.  Abstract

DeCicco RePass MA, Chen Y, Lin Y, Zhou W, Kaplan DL, Ward HD. 2017. A novel bioengineered 3D human intestinal model for long-term infection of Cryptosporidium parvum. Infect Immun. 85: pii: e00731-16. Abstract

Larkin B, Ilyukha V, Sorokin M, Buzdin A, Vannier E, Poltorak A. 2017. Cutting Edge: Activation of STING in T cells induces Type I IFN responses and cell death. J Immunol. 199: 397-402. Abstract

Nevers T, Salvador AM, Velazquez F, Ngwenyama N, Carrillo-Salinas FJ, Aronovitz M, Blanton RM, Alcaide P. 2017. Th1 effector T cells selectively orchestrate cardiac fibrosis in nonischemic heart failure. J Exp Med. 214: 3311-3329. Abstract

Nguyen GT, Green ER, Mecsas J. 2017. Neutrophils to the ROScue: Mechanisms of NADPH oxidase activation and bacterial resistance. Front Cell Infect Microbiol. 7:373. Abstract

Saleh D, Najjar M, Zelic M, Shah S, Nogusa S, Polykratis A, Paczosa MK, Gough PJ, Bertin J, Whalen M, Fitzgerald KA, Slavov N, Pasparakis M, Balachandran S, Kelliher M, Mecsas J, Degterev A. 2017. Kinase activities of RIPK1 and RIPK3 can direct IFN-β synthesis induced by lipopolysaccharide. J Immunol. 198: 4435-3347.  Abstract

Vong M, Ludington JG, Ward HD, Nibert ML. 2017. Complete cryspovirus genome sequences from Cryptosporidium parvum isolate Iowa. Arch Virol. 162: 2875-2879. Abstract

2016

Ludington JG, Ward HD. 2016. The Cryptosporidium parvum C-type lectin CpClec mediates infection of intestinal epithelial cells via interactions with sulfated proteoglycans. Infect Immun. 84: 1593-1602.  Abstract

Paczosa MK, Mecsas J. 2016. Klebsiella pneumoniae: Going on the offense with a strong defense. Microbiol Mol Biol Rev. 80: 629-661.  Abstract

Ram DR, Ilyukha V, Volkova T, Buzdin A, Tai A, Smirnova I, Poltorak A. 2016. Balance between short and long isoforms of cFLIP regulates Fas-mediated apoptosis in vivo. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 113: 1606-1611.  Abstract

Salvador AM, Nevers T, Velázquez F, Aronovitz M, Wang B, Abadía Molina A, Jaffe IZ, Karas RH, Blanton RM, Alcaide P. 2016. Intercellular adhesion molecule 1 regulates left ventricular leukocyte infiltration, cardiac remodeling, and function in pressure overload-induced heart failure. J Am Heart Assoc. pii: e003126.  Abstract

Sampson JF, Suryawanshi A, Chen WS, Rabinovich GA, Panjwani N. 2016. Galectin-8 promotes regulatory T-cell differentiation by modulating IL-2 and TGFβ signaling. Immunol Cell Biol. 94: 213-219.   Abstract

Surpris G, Poltorak A. 2016. The expanding regulatory network of STING-mediated signaling.  Curr Opin Microbiol. 32: 144-150. Abstract

Surpris G, Chan J, Thompson M, Ilyukha V, Liu BC, Atianand M, Sharma S, Volkova T, Smirnova I, Fitzgerald KA, Poltorak A. 2016. Cutting Edge: Novel Tmem173 allele reveals importance of STING N terminus in trafficking and type I IFN production. J Immunol. 196: 547-552. Abstract

Thorley-Lawson D, Deitsch KW, Duca KA, Torgbor C. 2016. The link between Plasmodium falciparum malaria and dndemic Burkitt's Lymphoma-New insight into a 50-year-old enigma. PLoS Pathog. 12: e1005331.  Abstract

Velázquez F, Grodecki-Pena A, Knapp A, Salvador AM, Nevers T, Croce KJ, Alcaide P. 2016. CD43 functions as an E-selectin ligand for Th17 cells in vitro and is required for rolling on the vascular endothelium and Th17 cell recruitment during inflammation in vivo. J Immunol. 196: 1305-1316.  Abstract

2015

Ludington JG, Ward HD. 2015. Systemic and mucosal immune responses to Cryptosporidium-vaccine development. Curr Topics Med Rep. 2: 171-180.  Abstract

McDonald G, Cabal N, Vannier A, Umiker B, Yin RH, Orjalo AV Jr, Johansson HE, Han JH, Imanishi-Kari T. 2015. Female bias in systemic lupus erythematosus is associated with the differential expression of X-linked Toll-like receptor 8. Front Immunol. 6: 457. Abstract

Nevers T, Salvador AM, Grodecki-Pena A, Knapp A, Velazquez F, Aronovitz M, Kapur NK, Karas RH, Blanton RM, Alcaide P. 2015. Left ventricular T cell recruitment contributes to the pathogenesis of heart failure. Circ Heat Fail. 8: 776-787.  Abstract

Qiu J, Smith P, Leahy L, Thorley-Lawson DA. 2015. The Epstein-Barr virus encoded BART miRNAs potentiate tumor growth In vivo. PLoS Pathog. 11: e1004561. Abstract

Rosadini CV, Zanoni I, Odendall C, Green ER, Paczosa MK, Philip NH, Brodsky IE, Mecsas J, Kagan JC. 2015. A single bacterial immune evasion strategy dismantles both MyD88 and TRIF signaling pathways downstream of TLR4. Cell Host Microbe 18: 682-693.   Abstract

Sampson JF, Hasegawa E, Mulki L, Suryawanshi A, Jiang S, Chen WS, Rabinovich GA, Connor KM, Panjwani N. 2015. Galectin-8 ameliorates murine autoimmune ocular pathology and promotes a regulatory T cell response. PLoS One 10: e130772.  Abstract

Smith PM, Sproule TJ, Philip VM, Roopenian DC, Stadecker MJ. 2015. Minor genomic differences between related B6 and B10 mice affect severity of schistosome infection by governing the mode of dendritic cell activation. Eur J Immunol. 45: 2312-2323. Abstract

Suryawanshi A, Cao Z, Sampson JF, Panjwani N. 2015. IL-17A-mediated protection against Acanthamoeba keratitis. J Immunol. 194: 650-663. Abstract

2014

Fray MA, Bunnell SC. 2014. p53 Keeps Bystanders at the Gates. Immunity 40: 633-635. Abstract

Han JH, Umiker BR, Kazimirova AA, Fray M, Korgaonkar P, Selsing E, Imanishi-Kari T. 2014. Expression of an anti-RNA autoantibody in a mouse model of SLE increases neutrophil and monocyte numbers as well as IFN-I expression. Eur J Immunol. 44: 215-226. Abstract

Krause DS, Lazarides K, Lewis JB, von Andrian UH, Van Etten RA. 2014. Selectins and their ligands are required for homing and engraftment of BCR-ABL1+ leukemic stem cells in the bone marrow niche. Blood 123: 1361-1371. Abstract

Paczosa MK, Fisher ML, Maldonado-Arocho FJ, Mecsas J. 2014. Yersinia pseudotuberculosis uses Ail and YadA to circumvent neutrophils by directing Yop translocation during lung infection. Cell Microbiol. 16: 247-268. Abstract

Ponichtera HE, Shainheit MG, Liu BC, Raychowdhury R, Larkin BM, Russo JM, Salantes DB, Lai CQ, Parnell LD, Yun TJ, Cheong C, Bunnell SC, Hacohen N, Stadecker MJ. 2014. CD209a expression on dendritic cells Is critical for the development of pathogenic Th17 cell responses in murine schistosomiasis. J Immunol. 192: 4655-4665. Abstract

Ponichtera HE, Stadecker MJ. 2014. Dendritic cell expression of the c-type lectin receptor CD209a: a novel innate parasite-sensing mechanism inducing Th17 cells that drive severe immunopathology in murine schistosome infection. Exp Parasitol. 192: 4655-4665. Abstract

Qiu J, Thorley-Lawson DA. EBV microRNA BART 18-5p targets MAP3K2 to facilitate persistence in vivo by inhibiting viral replication in B cells. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 111: 11157-11162. Abstract

Salvador R, Aridgides D, PereiraPerrin M. 2014. Parasite-derived neurotrophic factor/trans-sialidase of Trypanosoma cruzi links neurotrophic signaling to cardiac innate immune response. Infect Immun. 82: 3687-3696. Abstract

Schworer SA, Smirnova II, Kurbatova I, Bagina U, Churova M, Fowler T, Roy AL, Degterev A, Poltorak A. 2014. Toll-like receptor-mediated downregulation of the deubiquitinase CYLD protects macrophages from necroptosis in wild-derived mice. J Biol Chem. 289: 14422-14433. Abstract

Torgbor C, Awuah P, Deitsch K, Kalantari P, Duca KA, Thorley-Lawson DA. 2014. A multifactorial role for P. falciparum malaria in endemic Burkitt's lymphoma pathogenesis. PLoS Pathog. 10: e1004170. Abstract

Umiker BR*, Andersson S*, Fernandez L, Korgaokar P, Larbi A, Pilichowska M, Weinkauf CC, Wortis HH, Kearney JF, Imanishi-Kari T. 2014. Dosage of X-linked toll-like receptor 8 determines gender differences in the development of systemic lupus erythematosus. Eur J Immunol. 44: 1503-1516. (*equal contribution) Abstract

Umiker BR, McDonald G, Larbi A, Medina CO, Reth M, Imanishi-Kari T. 2014. Production of IgG autoantibody requires expression of activation-induced deaminase in early developing B cells in a mouse model of SLE. Eur J Immunol. 44: 3093-3108. Abstract

Wildschutte JH, Ram D, Subramanian R, Stevens VL, Coffin JM. 2014. The distribution of insertionally polymorphic endogenous retroviruses in breast cancer patients and cancer-free controls. Retrovirology 11: 62. Abstract