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    Shashi Bala PhD

    TitleInstructor
    InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
    DepartmentMedicine
    AddressUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
    364 Plantation Street, LRB
    Worcester MA 01605
    Phone508-856-6794
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        1. Lippai D, Bala S, Catalano D, Kodys K, Szabo G. Micro-RNA-155 Deficiency Prevents Alcohol-Induced Serum Endotoxin Increase and Small Bowel Inflammation in Mice. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2014 Aug; 38(8):2217-24.
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        2. Bala S, Marcos M, Gattu A, Catalano D, Szabo G. Acute binge drinking increases serum endotoxin and bacterial DNA levels in healthy individuals. PLoS One. 2014; 9(5):e96864.
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        3. Jakubzick C, Gautier EL, Gibbings SL, Sojka DK, Schlitzer A, Johnson TE, Ivanov S, Duan Q, Bala S, Condon T, van Rooijen N, Grainger JR, Belkaid Y, Ma'ayan A, Riches DW, Yokoyama WM, Ginhoux F, Henson PM, Randolph GJ. Minimal differentiation of classical monocytes as they survey steady-state tissues and transport antigen to lymph nodes. Immunity. 2013 Sep 19; 39(3):599-610.
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        4. Lippai D, Bala S, Csak T, Kurt-Jones EA, Szabo G. Chronic alcohol-induced microRNA-155 contributes to neuroinflammation in a TLR4-dependent manner in mice. PLoS One. 2013; 8(8):e70945.
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        5. Swietlicki EA, Bala S, Lu J, Shaker A, Kularatna G, Levin MS, Rubin DC. Epimorphin deletion inhibits polyposis in the Apcmin/+ mouse model of colon carcinogenesis via decreased myofibroblast HGF secretion. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 2013 Oct 15; 305(8):G564-72.
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        6. Szabo G, Bala S. Reply: To PMID 22684891. Hepatology. 2013 Jun; 57(6):2547.
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        7. Szabo G, Bala S. MicroRNAs in liver disease. Nat Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2013 Sep; 10(9):542-52.
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        8. Lippai D, Bala S, Petrasek J, Csak T, Levin I, Kurt-Jones EA, Szabo G. Alcohol-induced IL-1ß in the brain is mediated by NLRP3/ASC inflammasome activation that amplifies neuroinflammation. J Leukoc Biol. 2013 Jul; 94(1):171-82.
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        9. Szabo G, Petrasek J, Bala S. Innate immunity and alcoholic liver disease. Dig Dis. 2012; 30 Suppl 1:55-60.
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        10. Dolganiuc A, Kodys K, Marshall C, Saha B, Zhang S, Bala S, Szabo G. Type III interferons, IL-28 and IL-29, are increased in chronic HCV infection and induce myeloid dendritic cell-mediated FoxP3+ regulatory T cells. PLoS One. 2012; 7(10):e44915.
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        11. Petrasek J, Bala S, Csak T, Lippai D, Kodys K, Menashy V, Barrieau M, Min SY, Kurt-Jones EA, Szabo G. IL-1 receptor antagonist ameliorates inflammasome-dependent alcoholic steatohepatitis in mice. J Clin Invest. 2012 Oct 1; 122(10):3476-89.
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        12. Bala S, Tilahun Y, Taha O, Alao H, Kodys K, Catalano D, Szabo G. Increased microRNA-155 expression in the serum and peripheral monocytes in chronic HCV infection. J Transl Med. 2012; 10:151.
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        13. Bala S, Petrasek J, Mundkur S, Catalano D, Levin I, Ward J, Alao H, Kodys K, Szabo G. Circulating microRNAs in exosomes indicate hepatocyte injury and inflammation in alcoholic, drug-induced, and inflammatory liver diseases. Hepatology. 2012 Nov; 56(5):1946-57.
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        14. Bala S, Tang A, Catalano D, Petrasek J, Taha O, Kodys K, Szabo G. Induction of Bcl-3 by acute binge alcohol results in toll-like receptor 4/LPS tolerance. J Leukoc Biol. 2012 Sep; 92(3):611-20.
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        15. Ward J, Bala S, Petrasek J, Szabo G. Plasma microRNA profiles distinguish lethal injury in acetaminophen toxicity: a research study. World J Gastroenterol. 2012 Jun 14; 18(22):2798-804.
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        16. Szabo G, Sarnow P, Bala S. MicroRNA silencing and the development of novel therapies for liver disease. J Hepatol. 2012 Aug; 57(2):462-6.
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        17. Bala S, Szabo G. MicroRNA Signature in Alcoholic Liver Disease. Int J Hepatol. 2012; 2012:498232.
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        18. Pang M, Bala S, Kodys K, Catalano D, Szabo G. Inhibition of TLR8- and TLR4-induced Type I IFN induction by alcohol is different from its effects on inflammatory cytokine production in monocytes. BMC Immunol. 2011; 12:55.
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        19. Csak T, Dolganiuc A, Kodys K, Nath B, Petrasek J, Bala S, Lippai D, Szabo G. Mitochondrial antiviral signaling protein defect links impaired antiviral response and liver injury in steatohepatitis in mice. Hepatology. 2011 Jun; 53(6):1917-31.
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        20. Szabo G, Bala S, Petrasek J, Gattu A. Gut-liver axis and sensing microbes. Dig Dis. 2010; 28(6):737-44.
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        21. Bala S, Marcos M, Kodys K, Csak T, Catalano D, Mandrekar P, Szabo G. Up-regulation of microRNA-155 in macrophages contributes to increased tumor necrosis factor {alpha} (TNF{alpha}) production via increased mRNA half-life in alcoholic liver disease. J Biol Chem. 2011 Jan 14; 286(2):1436-44.
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        22. Shaker A, Swietlicki EA, Wang L, Jiang S, Onal B, Bala S, DeSchryver K, Newberry R, Levin MS, Rubin DC. Epimorphin deletion protects mice from inflammation-induced colon carcinogenesis and alters stem cell niche myofibroblast secretion. J Clin Invest. 2010 Jun; 120(6):2081-93.
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        23. Szabo G, Bala S. Alcoholic liver disease and the gut-liver axis. World J Gastroenterol. 2010 Mar 21; 16(11):1321-9.
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        24. Bala S, Marcos M, Szabo G. Emerging role of microRNAs in liver diseases. World J Gastroenterol. 2009 Dec 7; 15(45):5633-40.
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        25. Mandrekar P, Bala S, Catalano D, Kodys K, Szabo G. The opposite effects of acute and chronic alcohol on lipopolysaccharide-induced inflammation are linked to IRAK-M in human monocytes. J Immunol. 2009 Jul 15; 183(2):1320-7.
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        26. Soni S, Bala S, Hanspal M. Requirement for erythroblast-macrophage protein (Emp) in definitive erythropoiesis. Blood Cells Mol Dis. 2008 Sep-Oct; 41(2):141-7.
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        27. Soni S, Bala S, Kumar A, Hanspal M. Changing pattern of the subcellular distribution of erythroblast macrophage protein (Emp) during macrophage differentiation. Blood Cells Mol Dis. 2007 Jan-Feb; 38(1):25-31.
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        28. Soni S, Bala S, Gwynn B, Sahr KE, Peters LL, Hanspal M. Absence of erythroblast macrophage protein (Emp) leads to failure of erythroblast nuclear extrusion. J Biol Chem. 2006 Jul 21; 281(29):20181-9.
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        29. Bala S, Kumar A, Soni S, Sinha S, Hanspal M. Emp is a component of the nuclear matrix of mammalian cells and undergoes dynamic rearrangements during cell division. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2006 Apr 21; 342(4):1040-8.
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