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Division Publications

Current Division Publications


Andrews JS, Trupin L, Schmajuk G, Barton J, Margaretten M, Yazdany J, Yelin EH, Katz PP. Muscle Strength and Changes in Physical Function in Women With Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2015 Aug;67(8):1070-7. doi: 10.1002/acr.22560. PMID: 25623919


An J, Durcan L, Karr RM, Briggs TA, Rice GI, Teal TH, Woodward JJ, Elkon KB. cGAS Expression in Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2016 Nov 18. doi: 10.1002/art.40002. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27863149

An J, Minie M, Sasaki T, Woodward JJ, Elkon KB. Antimalarial Drugs as Immune Modulators: New Mechanisms for Old Drugs.. Annu Rev Med. 2016 Oct 21. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27813878

An J, Briggs TA, Dumax-Vorzet A, Alarcón-Riquelme ME, Belot A, Beresford M, Bruce IN, Carvalho C, Chaperot L, Frostegård J, Plumas J, Rice GI, Vyse TJ, Wiedeman A, Crow YJ, Elkon KB. Tartrate-Resistant Acid Phosphatase Deficiency in the Predisposition to Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2016 Jul 7. doi: 10.1002/art.39810. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:27390188


Bays AM, Gardner G. Pharmacologic Therapies for Rheumatologic and Autoimmune Conditions.. Med Clin North Am. 2016 Jul;100(4):719-31. doi: 10.1016/j.mcna.2016.03.001. Review.PMID: 27235612


Bays A, Wahl E, Daikh DI, Yazdany J, Schmajuk G. Implementation of disease activity measurement for rheumatoid arthritis patients in an academic rheumatology clinic. BMC Health Serv Res. 2016 Aug 15;16(1):384. PMID: 27527720


Lood C, Hughes GC. Neutrophil extracellular traps as a potential source of autoantigen in cocaine-associated autoimmunity.. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2016 Jun 27. pii: kew256. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27354687


Bengtsson AA, Trygg J, Wuttge DM, Sturfelt G, Theander E, Donten M, Moritz T, Sennbro CJ, Torell F, Lood C, Surowiec I, Rännar S, Lundstedt T. Metabolic Profiling of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and Comparison with Primary Sjögren’s Syndrome and Systemic Sclerosis.PLoS One. 2016 Jul 21;11(7):e0159384. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0159384. eCollection 2016. PMID: 27441838


Tydén H, Lood C, Gullstrand B, Jönsen A, Ivars F, Leanderson T, Bengtsson AA. Lupus.Pro-inflammatory S100 proteins are associated with glomerulonephritis and anti-dsDNA antibodies in systemic lupus erythematosus. 2016 Jul 12. pii: 0961203316655208. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27407135


Wagner H, Lood C, Borna C, Gidlöf O, Truedsson L, Brown P, Zhou C, Winters K, Jakubowski JA, Erlinge D. J Thromb Thrombolysis. Prasugrel 5 mg inhibits platelet P-selectin and GPIIb-IIIa expression in very elderly and non elderly: results from the GENERATIONS trial, a pharmacodynamic study in stable CAD patients. 2016 May 10. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27165280


Lood C, Tydén H, Gullstrand B, Jönsen A, Källberg E, Mörgelin M, Kahn R, Gunnarsson I, Leanderson T, Ivars F, Svenungsson E, Bengtsson AA.Platelet-Derived S100A8/A9 and Cardiovascular Disease in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2016 Aug;68(8):1970-80. doi: 10.1002/art.39656. PMID: 26946461


Compagno M, Gullstrand B, Jacobsen S, Eilertsen GØ, Nilsson JÅ, Lood C, Jönsen A, Truedsson L, Sturfelt G, Bengtsson AA.The assessment of serum-mediated phagocytosis of necrotic material by polymorphonuclear leukocytes to diagnose and predict the clinical features of systemic lupus erythematosus: an observational longitudinal study. Arthritis Res Ther. 2016 Feb 10;18:44. doi: 10.1186/s13075-016-0941-1. PMID: 26860519


Doedens JR, Jones WD, Hill K, Mason MJ, Gersuk VH, Mease PJ, Dall'Era M, Aranow C, Martin RW, Cohen SB, Fleischmann RM, Kivitz AJ, Burge DJ, Chaussabel D, Elkon KB, Posada JA. Blood-Borne RNA Correlates with Disease Activity and IFN-Stimulated Gene Expression in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. J Immunol. 2016 Oct 1;197(7):2854-63. doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.1601142. PMID:27534558


Sontheimer C, Liggitt D, Elkon KB. UVB irradiation causes STING-dependent production of protective Type 1 Interferon in the skin by recruited inflammatory monocytes. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2016 Nov 11. doi: 10.1002/art.39987. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:27863141

Lood C, Blanco LP, Purmalek MM, Carmona-Rivera C, De Ravin SS, Smith CK, Malech HL, Ledbetter JA, Elkon KB, Kaplan MJ.Neutrophil extracellular traps enriched in oxidized mitochondrial DNA are interferogenic and contribute to lupus-like disease. Nat Med. 2016 Feb;22(2):146-53. doi: 10.1038/nm.4027. Epub 2016 Jan 18. PMID: 26779811


Kozarcanin H, Lood C, Munthe-Fog L, Sandholm K, Hamad OA, Bengtsson AA, Skjoedt MO, Huber-Lang M, Garred P, Ekdahl KN, Nilsson B. J Thromb HaemostThe lectin complement pathway serine proteases (MASPs) represent a possible crossroad between the coagulation and complement systems in thromboinflammation. . 2016 Mar;14(3):531-45. doi: 10.1111/jth.13208. Epub 2016 Feb 15. PM


Lood C, Tydén H, Gullstrand B, Klint C, Wenglén C, Nielsen CT, Heegaard NH, Jönsen A, Kahn R, Bengtsson AA.Type I interferon-mediated skewing of the serotonin synthesis is associated with severe disease in systemic lupus erythematosus. PLoS One. 2015 Apr 21;10(4):e0125109. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0125109. eCollection 2015. PMID: 25897671


Kanaan SB, Onat OE, Balandraud N, Martin GV, Nelson JL, Azzouz DF, Auger I, Arnoux F, Martin M, Roudier J, Ozcelik T, Lambert NC.Evaluation of X Chromosome Inactivation with Respect to HLA Genetic Susceptibility in Rheumatoid Arthritis and Systemic Sclerosis. PLoS One. 2016 Jun 29;11(6):e0158550. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0158550. eCollection 2016. PMID: 27355582


Stevens AM, Kanaan SB, Torok KS, Medsger TA, Mayes MD, Reveille JD, Klein-Gitelman M, Reed AM, Lee T, Li SC, Henstorf G, Luu C, Aydelotte T, Nelson JL. HLA DRB1, DQA1 and DQB1 in Juvenile Onset Systemic Sclerosis. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2016 May 23. doi: 10.1002/art.39765. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27214100


Deutz NE, Matheson EM, Matarese LE, Baggs GE, Nelson JL, Hegazi RA, Luo M, Tappenden KA, Ziegler TR; NOURISH Study Group.Reply, Letter to the Editor - Supplemental and energy likely account for multi-ingredient supplementation in mitigating morbidity and mortality in compromised elderly malnourished patients. Clin Nutr. 2016 Aug;35(4):977-8. doi: 10.1016/j.clnu.2016.03.027. Epub 2016 Apr 6. No abstract available. PMID: 2709177


Bernard Ng. Use of Subcutaneous MTX Does Not Prolong the Use of Traditional DMARD in Multi-DMARD Regimens and Has Insignificant Differences in Liver Enzymes Abnormalities When Compared with Oral MTX in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Veteran Affairs’ Administrative Database Study. Arthritis & Rheumatology 67(S10) Supplement, S577, 2015.


Noss EH, Nguyen HN, Chang SK, Watts GF, Brenner MB.Genetic polymorphism directs IL-6 expression in fibroblasts but not selected other cell types. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Dec 1;112(48):14948-53. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1520861112. Epub 2015 Nov 17. PMID: 26578807


Simkin PA, Snitily BK. Med Hypotheses.Impact-driven, pulmonary emboli of osseous fat in exercise-induced bronchospasm. 2015 Nov;85(5):694-8. doi: 10.1016/j.mehy.2015.08.014. Epub 2015 Aug 28. PMID: 26328480


Simkin PA. Response to ‘interspinous bursitis is common in polymyalgia rheumatica, but is not associated with spinal pain’. Arthritis Res Ther. 2015 Apr 28;17:111. doi: 10.1186/s13075-015-0620-7. No abstract available. PMID: 25927338

Simkin PA. The human knee: A window on the microvasculature. Tissue Barriers. 2015 Apr 3;3(1-2):e970465. doi: 10.4161/21688362.2014.970465. eCollection 2015. PMID: 25838977

Wahl E, Gross A, Chernitsky V, Trupin L, Gensler LS, Chaganti K, Michaud K, Katz P, Yazdany. Validity and Responsiveness of a 10-Item Patient-Reported Measure of Physical Function, PROMIS PF-10a, in a Rheumatoid Arthritis Clinic Population. J.Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2016 Jun 22. doi: 10.1002/acr.22956. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27332620



Publications from Adjunct Faculty



Porakishvili N, Vispute K, Steele AJ, Rajakaruna N, Kulikova N, Tsertsvadze T, Nathwani A, Damle RN, Clark EA, Rai KR, Chiorazzi N, Lydyard PM.Rewiring of sIgM-mediated intracellular signaling through the CD180 Toll-like receptor. Mol Med. 2015 Jan 14. doi: 10.2119/molmed.2014.00265. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 25611435


Chappell CP, Giltiay NV, Draves KE, Chen CK, Hayden-Ledbetter MS, Shlomchik MJ, Kaplan DH, Clark EA. Targeting antigens through blood dendritic cell 2 (BCDA2) on plasmacytoid dendritic cells promotes immunologic tolerance, J Immunol 192:5789-5801, 2014.


Giordano D, Li C, Draves KE, Hohl T, Clark EA. Nitric oxide regulates B cell activating factor (BAFF) expression and T cell-independent antibody responses, J Immunol 193:1110-1120, 2014.


Paulson KG, Lewis CW, Redman MW, Simonson WT, Lisberg A, Ritter D, Morishima C, Hutchinson K, Mudgistratova L, Blom A, Iyer J, Moshiri AS, Tarabadkar ES, Carter JJ, Bhatia S, Kawasumi M, Galloway DA, Wener MH, Nghiem P. Viral oncoprotein antibodies as a marker for recurrence of Merkel cell carcinoma: A prospective validation study.Cancer. 2016 Dec 7. doi: 10.1002/cncr.30475. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27925665


Bryan A, Cook L, Atienza EE, Kuypers J, Cent A, Baird GS, Coombs RW, Jerome KR, Wener MH, Butler-Wu SM. Bloodborne Viral Pathogen Contamination in the Era of Laboratory Automation. Clin Chem. 2016 Jul;62(7):973-81. doi: 10.1373/clinchem.2016.255349. PMID: 27197676


Al-Bustani N, Simonson W, Marshall DA, Vetrovs J, Wener MH, Weiss MD, Wang LH.Utility of Paraneoplastic Antibody Testing in the Diagnosis of Motor Neuron Disease. J Clin Neuromuscul Dis. 2015 Dec;17(2):63-8. doi: 10.1097/CND.0000000000000080. PMID: 26583492


Gray EE, Winship D, Snyder JM, Child SJ, Geballe AP, Stetson DB.The AIM2-like Receptors Are Dispensable for the Interferon Response to Intracellular DNA. Immunity. 2016 Aug 16;45(2):255-66. doi: 10.1016/j.immuni.2016.06.015. PMID: 27496731


York AG, Williams KJ, Argus JP, Zhou QD, Brar G, Vergnes L, Gray EE, Zhen A, Wu NC, Yamada DH, Cunningham CR, Tarling EJ, Wilks MQ, Casero D, Gray DH, Yu AK, Wang ES, Brooks DG, Sun R, Kitchen SG, Wu TT, Reue K, Stetson DB, Bensinger SJ. Limiting Cholesterol Biosynthetic Flux Spontaneously Engages Type I IFN Signaling.
. Cell. 2015 Dec 17;163(7):1716-29. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2015.11.045. PMID: 26686653


Pestal K, Funk CC, Snyder JM, Price ND, Treuting PM, Stetson DB. Isoforms of RNA-Editing Enzyme ADAR1 Independently Control Nucleic Acid Sensor MDA5-Driven Autoimmunity and Multi-organ Development. Immunity. 2015 Nov 17;43(5):933-44. doi: 10.1016/j.immuni.2015.11.001. PMID: 26588779

Lau L, Gray EE, Brunette RL, Stetson DB. DNA tumor virus oncogenes antagonize the cGAS-STING DNA-sensing pathway. Science. 2015 Oct 30;350(6260):568-71. doi: 10.1126/science.aab3291. PMID: 26405230


Gray EE, Treuting PM, Woodward JJ, Stetson DB.Cutting Edge: cGAS Is Required for Lethal Autoimmune Disease in the Trex1-Deficient Mouse Model of Aicardi-Goutières Syndrome J Immunol. 2015 Sep 1;195(5):1939-43. doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.1500969. PMID: 26223655



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