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Evelyn A Kurt-Jones PhD

TitleProfessor
InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
DepartmentMedicine
AddressUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
364 Plantation Street, LRB
Worcester MA 01605
Phone508-856-3531
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    InstitutionUMMS - School of Medicine
    DepartmentMedicine
    DivisionInfectious Diseases And Immunology

    InstitutionUMMS - Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
    DepartmentImmunology and Virology

    InstitutionUMMS - Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
    DepartmentMD/PhD Program


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    Tufts University, Medford, MA, United StatesBSBiology
    University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, United StatesPHDBiomedical Science and Immunol

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    Regulation of the innate immune response and its impact on disease

    Evelyn Kurt-JonesResearch in my laboratory is focused on the role of receptor-mediated events in the pathogenesis of infectious and inflammatory processes. The discovery of the Toll-like receptors (TLRs) and their importance in the regulation of host responses to infection has focused attention on the complex interplay between pathogen genes and these host innate immune proteins in determining the outcome of infection. Our studies have demonstrated that pathogen-TLR interactions contribute to early control of infection (macrophage activation, type I interferon), recruitment of immune effector cells (chemokines) and the development of a sustained adaptive immune response (T and B cell activation and maturation). We have focused on host- and pathogen-derived proteins that regulate the magnitude and duration of the innate inflammatory response during viral infection and the impact of these factors on disease severity. Recently we have examined the role of innate immunity in the wound healing and the recruitment of stem cells involved in the regeneration of mucosal tissues. These studies point to the key role of innate immune receptor-triggered pathways in the initiation of healing and repair of damaged tissues following microbial or chemical insults as well as their significant role in disease pathogenesis.



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    Potential Rotation Projects

    1. Expression of Toll-like receptors: Patterns of TLR expression in normal cells. Control of TLR receptor expression by environmental factors and cytokines. TLR expression in diseased tissues.


    2. Role of TLRs in disease pathogenesis: Use of knockout and genetically defined animals to study the role of TLRs in the control of bacterial or viral diseases.


    3. Structure-function studies of TLR signaling: Assessing the signaling activity of wild type and mutant TLRs (altered by site-directed mutageneis) using transient transfection and luciferase reporter gene analysis.


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    We are seeking a post-doctoral fellow to study toll/interleukin 1 receptors and their role in inflammatory disease pathogenesis using human cells and mouse models.

    Candidates should have a Ph.D. or M.D. degree, or have completed degree requirements. Experience in immunology, molecular biology and/or biochemistry and publication of papers in the areas of cytokine biology, receptor biochemistry and/or cell signaling required.


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    1. Fulham MA, Ratna A, Gerstein RM, Kurt-Jones EA, Mandrekar P. Alcohol-induced adipose tissue macrophage phenotype switching is independent of myeloid toll-like receptor 4 expression. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2019 Jul 03. PMID: 31268779.
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    2. Koupenova M, Corkrey HA, Vitseva O, Manni G, Pang CJ, Clancy L, Yao C, Rade J, Levy D, Wang JP, Finberg RW, Kurt-Jones EA, Freedman JE. The role of platelets in mediating a response to human influenza infection. Nat Commun. 2019 Apr 16; 10(1):1780. PMID: 30992428.
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    3. Bazzone LE, King M, MacKay CR, Kyawe PP, Meraner P, Lindstrom D, Rojas-Quintero J, Owen CA, Wang JP, Brass AL, Kurt-Jones EA, Finberg RW. A Disintegrin and Metalloproteinase 9 Domain (ADAM9) Is a Major Susceptibility Factor in the Early Stages of Encephalomyocarditis Virus Infection. MBio. 2019 Feb 05; 10(1). PMID: 30723129.
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    4. Koupenova M, Mick E, Corkrey HA, Huan T, Clancy L, Shah R, Benjamin EJ, Levy D, Kurt-Jones EA, Tanriverdi K, Freedman JE. Micro RNAs from DNA Viruses are Found Widely in Plasma in a Large Observational Human Population. Sci Rep. 2018 Apr 23; 8(1):6397. PMID: 29686252.
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    5. Gallego-Marin C, Schrum JE, Andrade WA, Shaffer SA, Giraldo LF, Lasso AM, Kurt-Jones EA, Fitzgerald KA, Golenbock DT. Cyclic GMP-AMP Synthase Is the Cytosolic Sensor of Plasmodium falciparum Genomic DNA and Activates Type I IFN in Malaria. J Immunol. 2018 Jan 15; 200(2):768-774. PMID: 29212905.
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    6. Kalantari P, Harandi OF, Agarwal S, Rus F, Kurt-Jones EA, Fitzgerald KA, Caffrey DR, Golenbock DT. miR-718 Represses Pro-inflammatory Cytokine Production Through Targeting PTEN. J Biol Chem. 2017 Feb 16. PMID: 28209713.
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    7. Kurt-Jones EA, Orzalli MH, Knipe DM. Innate Immune Mechanisms and Herpes Simplex Virus Infection and Disease. Adv Anat Embryol Cell Biol. 2017; 223:49-75. PMID: 28528439.
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    8. Iracheta-Vellve A, Petrasek J, Gyongyosi B, Satishchandran A, Lowe P, Kodys K, Catalano D, Calenda CD, Kurt-Jones EA, Fitzgerald KA, Szabo G. Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress-induced Hepatocellular Death Pathways Mediate Liver Injury and Fibrosis via Stimulator of Interferon Genes. J Biol Chem. 2016 Dec 23; 291(52):26794-26805. PMID: 27810900.
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    9. Andrade WA, Firon A, Schmidt T, Hornung V, Fitzgerald KA, Kurt-Jones EA, Trieu-Cuot P, Golenbock DT, Kaminski PA. Group B Streptococcus Degrades Cyclic-di-AMP to Modulate STING-Dependent Type I Interferon Production. Cell Host Microbe. 2016 Jul 13; 20(1):49-59. PMID: 27414497.
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    10. Andrade WA, Agarwal S, Mo S, Shaffer SA, Dillard JP, Schmidt T, Hornung V, Fitzgerald KA, Kurt-Jones EA, Golenbock DT. Type I Interferon Induction by Neisseria gonorrhoeae: Dual Requirement of Cyclic GMP-AMP Synthase and Toll-like Receptor 4. Cell Rep. 2016 Jun 14; 15(11):2438-48. PMID: 27264171.
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    11. Shirey KA, Lai W, Patel MC, Pletneva LM, Pang C, Kurt-Jones E, Lipsky M, Roger T, Calandra T, Tracey KJ, Al-Abed Y, Bowie AG, Fasano A, Dinarello CA, Gusovsky F, Blanco JC, Vogel SN. Novel strategies for targeting innate immune responses to influenza. Mucosal Immunol. 2016 Sep; 9(5):1173-82. PMID: 26813341.
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    12. Schattgen SA, Gao G, Kurt-Jones EA, Fitzgerald KA. Cutting Edge: DNA in the Lung Microenvironment during Influenza Virus Infection Tempers Inflammation by Engaging the DNA Sensor AIM2. J Immunol. 2016 Jan 01; 196(1):29-33. PMID: 26590313.
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    13. Ermert D, Shaughnessy J, Joeris T, Kaplan J, Pang CJ, Kurt-Jones EA, Rice PA, Ram S, Blom AM. Virulence of Group A Streptococci Is Enhanced by Human Complement Inhibitors. PLoS Pathog. 2015 Jul; 11(7):e1005043. PMID: 26200783.
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    14. Iracheta-Vellve A, Petrasek J, Satishchandran A, Gyongyosi B, Saha B, Kodys K, Fitzgerald KA, Kurt-Jones EA, Szabo G. Inhibition of sterile danger signals, uric acid and ATP, prevents inflammasome activation and protects from alcoholic steatohepatitis in mice. J Hepatol. 2015 Nov; 63(5):1147-55. PMID: 26100496.
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    15. Petrasek J, Iracheta-Vellve A, Saha B, Satishchandran A, Kodys K, Fitzgerald KA, Kurt-Jones EA, Szabo G. Metabolic danger signals, uric acid and ATP, mediate inflammatory cross-talk between hepatocytes and immune cells in alcoholic liver disease. J Leukoc Biol. 2015 Aug; 98(2):249-56. PMID: 25934928.
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    16. Zeldovich KB, Liu P, Renzette N, Foll M, Pham ST, Venev SV, Gallagher GR, Bolon DN, Kurt-Jones EA, Jensen JD, Caffrey DR, Schiffer CA, Kowalik TF, Wang JP, Finberg RW. Positive Selection Drives Preferred Segment Combinations during Influenza Virus Reassortment. Mol Biol Evol. 2015 Jun; 32(6):1519-32. PMID: 25713211.
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    17. Hendricks GL, Velazquez L, Pham S, Qaisar N, Delaney JC, Viswanathan K, Albers L, Comolli JC, Shriver Z, Knipe DM, Kurt-Jones EA, Fygenson DK, Trevejo JM, Wang JP, Finberg RW. Heparin octasaccharide decoy liposomes inhibit replication of multiple viruses. Antiviral Res. 2015 Apr; 116:34-44. PMID: 25637710.
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    18. Thompson MR, Sharma S, Atianand M, Jensen SB, Carpenter S, Knipe DM, Fitzgerald KA, Kurt-Jones EA. Interferon ?-inducible protein (IFI) 16 transcriptionally regulates type i interferons and other interferon-stimulated genes and controls the interferon response to both DNA and RNA viruses. J Biol Chem. 2014 Aug 22; 289(34):23568-81. PMID: 25002588.
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    19. Davaro F, Forde SD, Garfield M, Jiang Z, Halmen K, Tamburro ND, Kurt-Jones E, Fitzgerald KA, Golenbock DT, Wang D. 3-Hydroxyl-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A (HMG-CoA) reductase inhibitor (statin)-induced 28-kDa interleukin-1ß interferes with mature IL-1ß signaling. J Biol Chem. 2014 Jun 6; 289(23):16214-22. PMID: 24790079.
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    20. Koupenova M, Vitseva O, MacKay CR, Beaulieu LM, Benjamin EJ, Mick E, Kurt-Jones EA, Ravid K, Freedman JE. Platelet-TLR7 mediates host survival and platelet count during viral infection in the absence of platelet-dependent thrombosis. Blood. 2014 Jul 31; 124(5):791-802. PMID: 24755410.
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    21. Csak T, Pillai A, Ganz M, Lippai D, Petrasek J, Park JK, Kodys K, Dolganiuc A, Kurt-Jones EA, Szabo G. Both bone marrow-derived and non-bone marrow-derived cells contribute to AIM2 and NLRP3 inflammasome activation in a MyD88-dependent manner in dietary steatohepatitis. Liver Int. 2014 Oct; 34(9):1402-13. PMID: 24650018.
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    22. Severa M, Islam SA, Waggoner SN, Jiang Z, Kim ND, Ryan G, Kurt-Jones E, Charo I, Caffrey DR, Boyartchuk VL, Luster AD, Fitzgerald KA. The transcriptional repressor BLIMP1 curbs host defenses by suppressing expression of the chemokine CCL8. J Immunol. 2014 Mar 1; 192(5):2291-304. PMID: 24477914.
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    23. MacKay CR, Wang JP, Kurt-Jones EA. Dicer's role as an antiviral: still an enigma. Curr Opin Immunol. 2014 Feb; 26:49-55. PMID: 24556400.
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    24. Renzette N, Caffrey DR, Zeldovich KB, Liu P, Gallagher GR, Aiello D, Porter AJ, Kurt-Jones EA, Bolon DN, Poh YP, Jensen JD, Schiffer CA, Kowalik TF, Finberg RW, Wang JP. Evolution of the influenza A virus genome during development of oseltamivir resistance in vitro. J Virol. 2014 Jan; 88(1):272-81. PMID: 24155392.
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    25. Petrasek J, Iracheta-Vellve A, Csak T, Satishchandran A, Kodys K, Kurt-Jones EA, Fitzgerald KA, Szabo G. STING-IRF3 pathway links endoplasmic reticulum stress with hepatocyte apoptosis in early alcoholic liver disease. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Oct 8; 110(41):16544-9. PMID: 24052526.
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    26. 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. PMID: 23951048.
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    27. 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. PMID: 23625200.
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    28. Vaine CA, Patel MK, Zhu J, Lee E, Finberg RW, Hayward RC, Kurt-Jones EA. Tuning innate immune activation by surface texturing of polymer microparticles: the role of shape in inflammasome activation. J Immunol. 2013 Apr 1; 190(7):3525-32. PMID: 23427254.
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    29. Hendricks GL, Weirich KL, Viswanathan K, Li J, Shriver ZH, Ashour J, Ploegh HL, Kurt-Jones EA, Fygenson DK, Finberg RW, Comolli JC, Wang JP. Sialylneolacto-N-tetraose c (LSTc)-bearing liposomal decoys capture influenza A virus. J Biol Chem. 2013 Mar 22; 288(12):8061-73. PMID: 23362274.
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    30. Horan KA, Hansen K, Jakobsen MR, Holm CK, Søby S, Unterholzner L, Thompson M, West JA, Iversen MB, Rasmussen SB, Ellermann-Eriksen S, Kurt-Jones E, Landolfo S, Damania B, Melchjorsen J, Bowie AG, Fitzgerald KA, Paludan SR. Proteasomal degradation of herpes simplex virus capsids in macrophages releases DNA to the cytosol for recognition by DNA sensors. J Immunol. 2013 Mar 1; 190(5):2311-9. PMID: 23345332.
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    31. Soberman RJ, MacKay CR, Vaine CA, Ryan GB, Cerny AM, Thompson MR, Nikolic B, Primo V, Christmas P, Sheiffele P, Aronov L, Knipe DM, Kurt-Jones EA. CD200R1 supports HSV-1 viral replication and licenses pro-inflammatory signaling functions of TLR2. PLoS One. 2012; 7(10):e47740. PMID: 23082204.
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    32. 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; 122(10):3476-89. PMID: 22945633.
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    33. Zhou S, Cerny AM, Fitzgerald KA, Kurt-Jones EA, Finberg RW. Role of interferon regulatory factor 7 in T cell responses during acute lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus infection. J Virol. 2012 Oct; 86(20):11254-65. PMID: 22875973.
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    34. Wills-Karp M, Rani R, Dienger K, Lewkowich I, Fox JG, Perkins C, Lewis L, Finkelman FD, Smith DE, Bryce PJ, Kurt-Jones EA, Wang TC, Sivaprasad U, Hershey GK, Herbert DR. Trefoil factor 2 rapidly induces interleukin 33 to promote type 2 immunity during allergic asthma and hookworm infection. J Exp Med. 2012 Mar 12; 209(3):607-22. PMID: 22329990.
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    35. Young JL, Mora A, Cerny A, Czech MP, Woda B, Kurt-Jones EA, Finberg RW, Corvera S. CD14 deficiency impacts glucose homeostasis in mice through altered adrenal tone. PLoS One. 2012; 7(1):e29688. PMID: 22253759.
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    36. Patel MK, Trombly MI, Kurt-Jones EA. Innate immune responses to Helicobacter pylori infection: an overview. Methods Mol Biol. 2012; 921:205-7. PMID: 23015506.
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    37. Patel MK, Ryan GN, Cerny AM, Kurt-Jones EA. Methods for in vivo and in vitro analysis of innate immune responses to Helicobacter pylori infection. Methods Mol Biol. 2012; 921:209-25. PMID: 23015507.
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    38. Wang JP, Bowen GN, Zhou S, Cerny A, Zacharia A, Knipe DM, Finberg RW, Kurt-Jones EA. Role of specific innate immune responses in herpes simplex virus infection of the central nervous system. J Virol. 2012 Feb; 86(4):2273-81. PMID: 22171256.
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    39. Kriesel JD, Jones BB, Matsunami N, Patel MK, St Pierre CA, Kurt-Jones EA, Finberg RW, Leppert M, Hobbs MR. C21orf91 genotypes correlate with herpes simplex labialis (cold sore) frequency: description of a cold sore susceptibility gene. J Infect Dis. 2011 Dec 1; 204(11):1654-62. PMID: 22039568.
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    40. St Pierre CA, Leonard D, Corvera S, Kurt-Jones EA, Finberg RW. Antibodies to cell surface proteins redirect intracellular trafficking pathways. Exp Mol Pathol. 2011 Dec; 91(3):723-32. PMID: 21819978.
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    41. Thompson MR, Kaminski JJ, Kurt-Jones EA, Fitzgerald KA. Pattern recognition receptors and the innate immune response to viral infection. Viruses. 2011 Jun; 3(6):920-40. PMID: 21994762.
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    42. Csak T, Velayudham A, Hritz I, Petrasek J, Levin I, Lippai D, Catalano D, Mandrekar P, Dolganiuc A, Kurt-Jones E, Szabo G. Deficiency in myeloid differentiation factor-2 and toll-like receptor 4 expression attenuates nonalcoholic steatohepatitis and fibrosis in mice. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 2011 Mar; 300(3):G433-41. PMID: 21233280.
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    43. Petrasek J, Dolganiuc A, Csak T, Nath B, Hritz I, Kodys K, Catalano D, Kurt-Jones E, Mandrekar P, Szabo G. Interferon regulatory factor 3 and type I interferons are protective in alcoholic liver injury in mice by way of crosstalk of parenchymal and myeloid cells. Hepatology. 2011 Feb; 53(2):649-60. PMID: 21274885.
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    44. St Pierre CA, Chan M, Iwakura Y, Ayers DC, Kurt-Jones EA, Finberg RW. Periprosthetic osteolysis: characterizing the innate immune response to titanium wear-particles. J Orthop Res. 2010 Nov; 28(11):1418-24. PMID: 20872576.
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    45. McGinnes LW, Gravel KA, Finberg RW, Kurt-Jones EA, Massare MJ, Smith G, Schmidt MR, Morrison TG. Assembly and immunological properties of Newcastle disease virus-like particles containing the respiratory syncytial virus F and G proteins. J Virol. 2011 Jan; 85(1):366-77. PMID: 20980510.
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    46. Melo MB, Kasperkovitz P, Cerny A, Könen-Waisman S, Kurt-Jones EA, Lien E, Beutler B, Howard JC, Golenbock DT, Gazzinelli RT. UNC93B1 mediates host resistance to infection with Toxoplasma gondii. PLoS Pathog. 2010 Aug 26; 6(8):e1001071. PMID: 20865117.
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    47. Petrasek J, Dolganiuc A, Csak T, Kurt-Jones EA, Szabo G. Type I interferons protect from Toll-like receptor 9-associated liver injury and regulate IL-1 receptor antagonist in mice. Gastroenterology. 2011 Feb; 140(2):697-708.e4. PMID: 20727895.
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    48. van Lint AL, Murawski MR, Goodbody RE, Severa M, Fitzgerald KA, Finberg RW, Knipe DM, Kurt-Jones EA. Herpes simplex virus immediate-early ICP0 protein inhibits Toll-like receptor 2-dependent inflammatory responses and NF-kappaB signaling. J Virol. 2010 Oct; 84(20):10802-11. PMID: 20686034.
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    49. Houghton J, Li H, Fan X, Liu Y, Liu JH, Rao VP, Poutahidis T, Taylor CL, Jackson EA, Hewes C, Lyle S, Cerny A, Bowen G, Cerny J, Moore N, Kurt-Jones EA, Erdman SE. Mutations in bone marrow-derived stromal stem cells unmask latent malignancy. Stem Cells Dev. 2010 Aug; 19(8):1153-66. PMID: 20199238.
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    50. Zhou S, Cerny AM, Bowen G, Chan M, Knipe DM, Kurt-Jones EA, Finberg RW. Discovery of a novel TLR2 signaling inhibitor with anti-viral activity. Antiviral Res. 2010 Sep; 87(3):295-306. PMID: 20603154.
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    51. Zhou S, Cerny AM, Zacharia A, Fitzgerald KA, Kurt-Jones EA, Finberg RW. Induction and inhibition of type I interferon responses by distinct components of lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus. J Virol. 2010 Sep; 84(18):9452-62. PMID: 20592086.
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    52. Coles AH, Gannon H, Cerny A, Kurt-Jones E, Jones SN. Inhibitor of growth-4 promotes IkappaB promoter activation to suppress NF-kappaB signaling and innate immunity. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 Jun 22; 107(25):11423-8. PMID: 20534538.
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    53. Wang JP, Cerny A, Asher DR, Kurt-Jones EA, Bronson RT, Finberg RW. MDA5 and MAVS mediate type I interferon responses to coxsackie B virus. J Virol. 2010 Jan; 84(1):254-60. PMID: 19846534.
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    54. Murawski MR, McGinnes LW, Finberg RW, Kurt-Jones EA, Massare MJ, Smith G, Heaton PM, Fraire AE, Morrison TG. Newcastle disease virus-like particles containing respiratory syncytial virus G protein induced protection in BALB/c mice, with no evidence of immunopathology. J Virol. 2010 Jan; 84(2):1110-23. PMID: 19889768.
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    55. Hong EG, Ko HJ, Cho YR, Kim HJ, Ma Z, Yu TY, Friedline RH, Kurt-Jones E, Finberg R, Fischer MA, Granger EL, Norbury CC, Hauschka SD, Philbrick WM, Lee CG, Elias JA, Kim JK. Interleukin-10 prevents diet-induced insulin resistance by attenuating macrophage and cytokine response in skeletal muscle. Diabetes. 2009 Nov; 58(11):2525-35. PMID: 19690064.
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    56. Stoicov C, Fan X, Liu JH, Bowen G, Whary M, Kurt-Jones E, Houghton J. T-bet knockout prevents Helicobacter felis-induced gastric cancer. J Immunol. 2009 Jul 1; 183(1):642-9. PMID: 19535625.
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    57. Li H, Fan X, Stoicov C, Liu JH, Zubair S, Tsai E, Ste Marie R, Wang TC, Lyle S, Kurt-Jones E, Houghton J. Human and mouse colon cancer utilizes CD95 signaling for local growth and metastatic spread to liver. Gastroenterology. 2009 Sep; 137(3):934-44, 944.e1-4. PMID: 19524576.
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    58. Sharif R, Dawra R, Wasiluk K, Phillips P, Dudeja V, Kurt-Jones E, Finberg R, Saluja A. Impact of toll-like receptor 4 on the severity of acute pancreatitis and pancreatitis-associated lung injury in mice. Gut. 2009 Jun; 58(6):813-9. PMID: 19201771.
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    59. Zhou S, Kurt-Jones EA, Cerny AM, Chan M, Bronson RT, Finberg RW. MyD88 intrinsically regulates CD4 T-cell responses. J Virol. 2009 Feb; 83(4):1625-34. PMID: 19052080.
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    60. Murawski MR, Bowen GN, Cerny AM, Anderson LJ, Haynes LM, Tripp RA, Kurt-Jones EA, Finberg RW. Respiratory syncytial virus activates innate immunity through Toll-like receptor 2. J Virol. 2009 Feb; 83(3):1492-500. PMID: 19019963.
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    61. Tu S, Bhagat G, Cui G, Takaishi S, Kurt-Jones EA, Rickman B, Betz KS, Penz-Oesterreicher M, Bjorkdahl O, Fox JG, Wang TC. Overexpression of interleukin-1beta induces gastric inflammation and cancer and mobilizes myeloid-derived suppressor cells in mice. Cancer Cell. 2008 Nov 4; 14(5):408-19. PMID: 18977329.
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    62. Hritz I, Velayudham A, Dolganiuc A, Kodys K, Mandrekar P, Kurt-Jones E, Szabo G. Bone marrow-derived immune cells mediate sensitization to liver injury in a myeloid differentiation factor 88-dependent fashion. Hepatology. 2008 Oct; 48(4):1342-7. PMID: 18798338.
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    63. Hritz I, Mandrekar P, Velayudham A, Catalano D, Dolganiuc A, Kodys K, Kurt-Jones E, Szabo G. The critical role of toll-like receptor (TLR) 4 in alcoholic liver disease is independent of the common TLR adapter MyD88. Hepatology. 2008 Oct; 48(4):1224-31. PMID: 18792393.
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    64. Liu X, Fitzgerald K, Kurt-Jones E, Finberg R, Knipe DM. Herpesvirus tegument protein activates NF-kappaB signaling through the TRAF6 adaptor protein. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008 Aug 12; 105(32):11335-9. PMID: 18682563.
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    65. Wang JP, Bowen GN, Padden C, Cerny A, Finberg RW, Newburger PE, Kurt-Jones EA. Toll-like receptor-mediated activation of neutrophils by influenza A virus. Blood. 2008 Sep 1; 112(5):2028-34. PMID: 18544685.
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    66. Zhou S, Halle A, Kurt-Jones EA, Cerny AM, Porpiglia E, Rogers M, Golenbock DT, Finberg RW. Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV) infection of CNS glial cells results in TLR2-MyD88/Mal-dependent inflammatory responses. J Neuroimmunol. 2008 Feb; 194(1-2):70-82. PMID: 18295350.
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    67. Thornley TB, Phillips NE, Beaudette-Zlatanova BC, Markees TG, Bahl K, Brehm MA, Shultz LD, Kurt-Jones EA, Mordes JP, Welsh RM, Rossini AA, Greiner DL. Type 1 IFN mediates cross-talk between innate and adaptive immunity that abrogates transplantation tolerance. J Immunol. 2007 Nov 15; 179(10):6620-9. PMID: 17982052.
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    68. Li H, Fan X, Kovi RC, Jo Y, Moquin B, Konz R, Stoicov C, Kurt-Jones E, Grossman SR, Lyle S, Rogers AB, Montrose M, Houghton J. Spontaneous expression of embryonic factors and p53 point mutations in aged mesenchymal stem cells: a model of age-related tumorigenesis in mice. Cancer Res. 2007 Nov 15; 67(22):10889-98. PMID: 18006834.
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    69. Sarangi PP, Kim B, Kurt-Jones E, Rouse BT. Innate recognition network driving herpes simplex virus-induced corneal immunopathology: role of the toll pathway in early inflammatory events in stromal keratitis. J Virol. 2007 Oct; 81(20):11128-38. PMID: 17686871.
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    70. Finberg RW, Kurt-Jones EA. Tolls: you pay them on the way in and on the way out! J Infect Dis. 2007 Aug 15; 196(4):497-8. PMID: 17624831.
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    71. Wang JP, Kurt-Jones EA, Finberg RW. Innate immunity to respiratory viruses. Cell Microbiol. 2007 Jul; 9(7):1641-6. PMID: 17506818.
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    72. Zhou S, Kurt-Jones EA, Fitzgerald KA, Wang JP, Cerny AM, Chan M, Finberg RW. Role of MyD88 in route-dependent susceptibility to vesicular stomatitis virus infection. J Immunol. 2007 Apr 15; 178(8):5173-81. PMID: 17404300.
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    73. Wang JP, Asher DR, Chan M, Kurt-Jones EA, Finberg RW. Cutting Edge: Antibody-mediated TLR7-dependent recognition of viral RNA. J Immunol. 2007 Mar 15; 178(6):3363-7. PMID: 17339429.
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    74. Finberg RW, Wang JP, Kurt-Jones EA. Toll like receptors and viruses. Rev Med Virol. 2007 Jan-Feb; 17(1):35-43. PMID: 17146842.
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    75. Kurt-Jones EA, Cao L, Sandor F, Rogers AB, Whary MT, Nambiar PR, Cerny A, Bowen G, Yan J, Takaishi S, Chi AL, Reed G, Houghton J, Fox JG, Wang TC. Trefoil family factor 2 is expressed in murine gastric and immune cells and controls both gastrointestinal inflammation and systemic immune responses. Infect Immun. 2007 Jan; 75(1):471-80. PMID: 17101660.
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    76. Velayudham A, Hritz I, Dolganiuc A, Mandrekar P, Kurt-Jones E, Szabo G. Critical role of toll-like receptors and the common TLR adaptor, MyD88, in induction of granulomas and liver injury. J Hepatol. 2006 Dec; 45(6):813-24. PMID: 16935388.
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    77. Szomolanyi-Tsuda E, Liang X, Welsh RM, Kurt-Jones EA, Finberg RW. Role for TLR2 in NK cell-mediated control of murine cytomegalovirus in vivo. J Virol. 2006 May; 80(9):4286-91. PMID: 16611887.
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    78. Finberg RW, Kurt-Jones EA. CD14: chaperone or matchmaker? Immunity. 2006 Feb; 24(2):127-9. PMID: 16473824.
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    79. Romics L, Dolganiuc A, Velayudham A, Kodys K, Mandrekar P, Golenbock D, Kurt-Jones E, Szabo G. Toll-like receptor 2 mediates inflammatory cytokine induction but not sensitization for liver injury by Propioni- bacterium acnes. J Leukoc Biol. 2005 Dec; 78(6):1255-64. PMID: 16204620.
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    80. Wang JP, Kurt-Jones EA, Shin OS, Manchak MD, Levin MJ, Finberg RW. Varicella-zoster virus activates inflammatory cytokines in human monocytes and macrophages via Toll-like receptor 2. J Virol. 2005 Oct; 79(20):12658-66. PMID: 16188968.
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    81. Divanovic S, Trompette A, Atabani SF, Madan R, Golenbock DT, Visintin A, Finberg RW, Tarakhovsky A, Vogel SN, Belkaid Y, Kurt-Jones EA, Karp CL. Negative regulation of Toll-like receptor 4 signaling by the Toll-like receptor homolog RP105. Nat Immunol. 2005 Jun; 6(6):571-8. PMID: 15852007.
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    82. Zhou S, Kurt-Jones EA, Mandell L, Cerny A, Chan M, Golenbock DT, Finberg RW. MyD88 is critical for the development of innate and adaptive immunity during acute lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus infection. Eur J Immunol. 2005 Mar; 35(3):822-30. PMID: 15724245.
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    83. Kurt-Jones EA, Belko J, Yu C, Newburger PE, Wang J, Chan M, Knipe DM, Finberg RW. The role of toll-like receptors in herpes simplex infection in neonates. J Infect Dis. 2005 Mar 1; 191(5):746-8. PMID: 15688290.
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    84. Divanovic S, Trompette A, Atabani SF, Madan R, Golenbock DT, Visintin A, Finberg RW, Tarakhovsky A, Vogel SN, Belkaid Y, Kurt-Jones EA, Karp CL. Inhibition of TLR-4/MD-2 signaling by RP105/MD-1. J Endotoxin Res. 2005; 11(6):363-8. PMID: 16303092.
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    85. Finberg RW, Knipe DM, Kurt-Jones EA. Herpes simplex virus and toll-like receptors. Viral Immunol. 2005; 18(3):457-65. PMID: 16212524.
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    86. Finberg RW, Kurt-Jones EA. Viruses and Toll-like receptors. Microbes Infect. 2004 Dec; 6(15):1356-60. PMID: 15596120.
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    87. Dolganiuc A, Oak S, Kodys K, Golenbock DT, Finberg RW, Kurt-Jones E, Szabo G. Hepatitis C core and nonstructural 3 proteins trigger toll-like receptor 2-mediated pathways and inflammatory activation. Gastroenterology. 2004 Nov; 127(5):1513-24. PMID: 15521019.
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    88. Mandell L, Moran AP, Cocchiarella A, Houghton J, Taylor N, Fox JG, Wang TC, Kurt-Jones EA. Intact gram-negative Helicobacter pylori, Helicobacter felis, and Helicobacter hepaticus bacteria activate innate immunity via toll-like receptor 2 but not toll-like receptor 4. Infect Immun. 2004 Nov; 72(11):6446-54. PMID: 15501775.
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    89. Murphy TJ, Paterson HM, Kriynovich S, Zang Y, Kurt-Jones EA, Mannick JA, Lederer JA. Linking the "two-hit" response following injury to enhanced TLR4 reactivity. J Leukoc Biol. 2005 Jan; 77(1):16-23. PMID: 15496450.
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    90. Kurt-Jones EA, Chan M, Zhou S, Wang J, Reed G, Bronson R, Arnold MM, Knipe DM, Finberg RW. Herpes simplex virus 1 interaction with Toll-like receptor 2 contributes to lethal encephalitis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2004 Feb 3; 101(5):1315-20. PMID: 14739339.
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    91. Kurt-Jones EA, Sandor F, Ortiz Y, Bowen GN, Counter SL, Wang TC, Finberg RW. Use of murine embryonic fibroblasts to define Toll-like receptor activation and specificity. J Endotoxin Res. 2004; 10(6):419-24. PMID: 15588425.
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    92. Finberg RW, Re F, Popova L, Golenbock DT, Kurt-Jones EA. Cell activation by Toll-like receptors: role of LBP and CD14. J Endotoxin Res. 2004; 10(6):413-8. PMID: 15588424.
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    93. Sandor F, Latz E, Re F, Mandell L, Repik G, Golenbock DT, Espevik T, Kurt-Jones EA, Finberg RW. Importance of extra- and intracellular domains of TLR1 and TLR2 in NFkappa B signaling. J Cell Biol. 2003 Sep 15; 162(6):1099-110. PMID: 12975352.
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    94. Compton T, Kurt-Jones EA, Boehme KW, Belko J, Latz E, Golenbock DT, Finberg RW. Human cytomegalovirus activates inflammatory cytokine responses via CD14 and Toll-like receptor 2. J Virol. 2003 Apr; 77(8):4588-96. PMID: 12663765.
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    95. Malley R, Henneke P, Morse SC, Cieslewicz MJ, Lipsitch M, Thompson CM, Kurt-Jones E, Paton JC, Wessels MR, Golenbock DT. Recognition of pneumolysin by Toll-like receptor 4 confers resistance to pneumococcal infection. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2003 Feb 18; 100(4):1966-71. PMID: 12569171.
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    96. van der Kleij D, Latz E, Brouwers JF, Kruize YC, Schmitz M, Kurt-Jones EA, Espevik T, de Jong EC, Kapsenberg ML, Golenbock DT, Tielens AG, Yazdanbakhsh M. A novel host-parasite lipid cross-talk. Schistosomal lyso-phosphatidylserine activates toll-like receptor 2 and affects immune polarization. J Biol Chem. 2002 Dec 13; 277(50):48122-9. PMID: 12359728.
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    97. Latz E, Visintin A, Lien E, Fitzgerald KA, Monks BG, Kurt-Jones EA, Golenbock DT, Espevik T. Lipopolysaccharide rapidly traffics to and from the Golgi apparatus with the toll-like receptor 4-MD-2-CD14 complex in a process that is distinct from the initiation of signal transduction. J Biol Chem. 2002 Dec 6; 277(49):47834-43. PMID: 12324469.
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    98. Kurt-Jones EA, Mandell L, Whitney C, Padgett A, Gosselin K, Newburger PE, Finberg RW. Role of toll-like receptor 2 (TLR2) in neutrophil activation: GM-CSF enhances TLR2 expression and TLR2-mediated interleukin 8 responses in neutrophils. Blood. 2002 Sep 1; 100(5):1860-8. PMID: 12176910.
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    99. Haynes LM, Moore DD, Kurt-Jones EA, Finberg RW, Anderson LJ, Tripp RA. Involvement of toll-like receptor 4 in innate immunity to respiratory syncytial virus. J Virol. 2001 Nov; 75(22):10730-7. PMID: 11602714.
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    100. Kurt-Jones EA, Popova L, Kwinn L, Haynes LM, Jones LP, Tripp RA, Walsh EE, Freeman MW, Golenbock DT, Anderson LJ, Finberg RW. Pattern recognition receptors TLR4 and CD14 mediate response to respiratory syncytial virus. Nat Immunol. 2000 Nov; 1(5):398-401. PMID: 11062499.
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    101. Asea A, Kraeft SK, Kurt-Jones EA, Stevenson MA, Chen LB, Finberg RW, Koo GC, Calderwood SK. HSP70 stimulates cytokine production through a CD14-dependant pathway, demonstrating its dual role as a chaperone and cytokine. Nat Med. 2000 Apr; 6(4):435-42. PMID: 10742151.
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    102. Kol A, Lichtman AH, Finberg RW, Libby P, Kurt-Jones EA. Cutting edge: heat shock protein (HSP) 60 activates the innate immune response: CD14 is an essential receptor for HSP60 activation of mononuclear cells. J Immunol. 2000 Jan 1; 164(1):13-7. PMID: 10604986.
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    103. Solomon KR, Kurt-Jones EA, Saladino RA, Stack AM, Dunn IF, Ferretti M, Golenbock D, Fleisher GR, Finberg RW. Heterotrimeric G proteins physically associated with the lipopolysaccharide receptor CD14 modulate both in vivo and in vitro responses to lipopolysaccharide. J Clin Invest. 1998 Dec 1; 102(11):2019-27. PMID: 9835628.
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    104. Bergelson JM, Cunningham JA, Droguett G, Kurt-Jones EA, Krithivas A, Hong JS, Horwitz MS, Crowell RL, Finberg RW. Isolation of a common receptor for Coxsackie B viruses and adenoviruses 2 and 5. Science. 1997 Feb 28; 275(5304):1320-3. PMID: 9036860.
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    105. Hafler DA, Chofflon M, Kurt-Jones E, Weiner HL. Interleukin-1 corrects the defective autologous mixed lymphocyte response in multiple sclerosis. Clin Immunol Immunopathol. 1991 Jan; 58(1):115-25. PMID: 1670583.
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    106. Leung DY, Cotran RS, Kurt-Jones E, Burns JC, Newburger JW, Pober JS. Endothelial cell activation and high interleukin-1 secretion in the pathogenesis of acute Kawasaki disease. Lancet. 1989 Dec 2; 2(8675):1298-302. PMID: 2480498.
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    107. Leung DY, Cotran RS, Kurt-Jones E, Burns JC, Newburger JW, Pober JS. Endothelial activation in the pathogenesis of Kawasaki disease. Trans Assoc Am Physicians. 1989; 102:131-8. PMID: 2484114.
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    108. Kurt-Jones EA, Liano D, HayGlass KA, Benacerraf B, Sy MS, Abbas AK. The role of antigen-presenting B cells in T cell priming in vivo. Studies of B cell-deficient mice. J Immunol. 1988 Jun 1; 140(11):3773-8. PMID: 2453554.
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    109. Kurt-Jones EA, Hamberg S, Ohara J, Paul WE, Abbas AK. Heterogeneity of helper/inducer T lymphocytes. I. Lymphokine production and lymphokine responsiveness. J Exp Med. 1987 Dec 1; 166(6):1774-87. PMID: 2960773.
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    110. Kurt-Jones EA, Fiers W, Pober JS. Membrane interleukin 1 induction on human endothelial cells and dermal fibroblasts. J Immunol. 1987 Oct 1; 139(7):2317-24. PMID: 3116078.
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    111. Lichtman AH, Kurt-Jones EA, Abbas AK. B-cell stimulatory factor 1 and not interleukin 2 is the autocrine growth factor for some helper T lymphocytes. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1987 Feb; 84(3):824-7. PMID: 2949327.
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    112. Kurt-Jones EA, Virgin HW, Unanue ER. In vivo and in vitro expression of macrophage membrane interleukin 1 in response to soluble and particulate stimuli. J Immunol. 1986 Jul 1; 137(1):10-4. PMID: 3086442.
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    113. Virgin HW, Kurt-Jones EA, Wittenberg GF, Unanue ER. Immune complex effects on murine macrophages. II. Immune complex effects on activated macrophages cytotoxicity, membrane IL 1, and antigen presentation. J Immunol. 1985 Dec; 135(6):3744-9. PMID: 3877753.
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    114. Kurt-Jones EA, Virgin HW, Unanue ER. Relationship of macrophage Ia and membrane IL 1 expression to antigen presentation. J Immunol. 1985 Dec; 135(6):3652-4. PMID: 3934262.
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    115. Kurt-Jones EA, Kiely JM, Unanue ER. Conditions required for expression of membrane IL 1 on B cells. J Immunol. 1985 Sep; 135(3):1548-50. PMID: 3874900.
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    116. Kurt-Jones EA, Beller DI, Mizel SB, Unanue ER. Identification of a membrane-associated interleukin 1 in macrophages. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1985 Feb; 82(4):1204-8. PMID: 3919388.
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