Signature Interdisciplinary Program in Allergy, Immunology and Infectious Disease
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Faculty Publications

Faculty Publications

Legionella pneumophila Infection Up-Regulates Dendritic Cell Toll-Like Receptor 2 (TLR2)/TLR4 Expression and Key Maturation Markers


James Rogers, Amal Hakki, Izabella Perkins, Catherine Newton, Ray Widen,

Nicholas Burdash, Thomas Klein, and Herman Friedman*


INFECTION AND IMMUNITY, June 2007, p. 3205–3208 Vol. 75, No. 6

CpG-Induced IFN_ expands TLR4-speciWc IL-18 responses in vivo

Sameer Gupta a, Meetha P. Gould b, Jennifer DeVecchio c, David H. Canaday d,
JeVery J. Auletta e, Frederick P. Heinzel b,c,¤
Cellular Immunology 243 (2006) 75–82

Immune responses to guided imagery during breast cancer treatment.
Lengacher, C.A., Bennett, M.P., Gilvary, D., Gonzalez, L. Cox C., Cantor, A. Carter W.B., Yang, Chiu, Djeu, J. (in press).
October 2006 to Biological Research for Nursing.
The women’s role strain inventory: A Chinese translation and psychometric analysis for Taiwanese women.
Yang, Chiu-Yueh, Lengacher, C.A. Beckstead, J.W. & Shiau, S.(in press).
International Journal of Nursing Studies.
Assessing cross-cultural invariance in the womens’s role strain inventory.
Beckstead, J.W., Yang, Chiu-Yueh, & Lengacher, C.A. (in press).
International Journal of Nursing Studies.   

Coping With Breast Cancer: A Qualitative Analysis of Reflective Journals.  
Gonzalez, L. & Lengacher, C.A. (in press).
 Issues in Mental Health Nursing.       

Humor and laughter may influence health:  III. Laughter and health outcomes,
Bennett, M. P. & Lengacher, C.A. (2007).
Complementary Alternative Medicine.

Feasibility of MBSR in early stage breast cancer recovery, a pilot study.
Lengacher C., Gaurkee D, Mierzejewski, A, Johnson-Mallard V., Greenberg H., Cantor, A., Holtje T., Jacobsen P., Molinari M., Carter W.B., and  Cox C.E. (2006).
Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, Volume 100, Supplement 1, s289-290.

Increasing knowledge of sexually transmitted infection risk.
Johnson-Mallard, V., Lengacher, C.A., Kromrey J., Campbell, D., Jevitt C., Daley E.,& Schmitt K. (2007).
The Nurse Practitioner, 32(2),26-32.

Effects of relaxation-guided imagery on the immune system in breast cancer patients.
Lengacher, C.A., Bennett, M.P., Gilvary, D., Gonzalez, L. Cox C.E., Cantor, A., Carter, W.B., Yang, Chiu, Djeu, J. (2006).
Psyhco-Oncology, Supplement, S72.

Humor and laughter may influence health:1. History and background.
Bennett, M.P & Lengacher, C.A. (2006).
eCAM Journal, doi:10.1093/ecam/nek015,1-3.
Humor and laughter may influence health: II. Complementary therapies and humor in a clinical population.
Bennett, M.P. & Lengacher C.A. (2006).
eCAM Journal, doi:10.1093/ecam/nel014,1-4.  

Relief of Symptoms/Side Effects/Psychological Distress through Use of CAM in Women with Breast Cancer.       
Lengacher, C. A., Bennett, M., Kip, Kevin, Keller, R., Gonzalez, L., Jacobsen, P. & Cox, C. E. (2006).
Nursing Oncology Forum, 33(1) 97-104.

Immune, health and endocrine characteristics of depressed postpartum mothers,
Groer, M., Morgan, K. (2007).
 Journal of Psychoneuroendocrinology, 32, 133-139.

Legionella pneumophila Infection Up-regulates Dendritic Cell TLR 2/4 Expression
and Key Maturation Markers

James Rogers, Amal Hakki, Izabella Perkins, Catherine Newton, Ray Widen, Nicholas Burdash, Thomas Klein and Herman Friedman*
Infect. Immun. doi:10.1128/IAI.01950-06

Validation of current joint AAAAI and ACAAI guidelines for antibody response to the 23-valent pneumococcal vaccine using a population of HIV-infected children.
Kamchaisatian W, Wanwatsuntikul W, Sleasman JW, Tangsinmankong N.
J Allergy Clin Immunol 2006;118:1336-41.

Thymic output markers indicate immune dysfunction in DiGeorge syndrome.
Lavi RF, Kamchaisatian W, Sleasman JW, Martin DP, Haraguchi S, Day NK, Tangsinmankong N.
J Allergy Clin Immunol 2006;118:1184-6.

Identification of diversified genes that contain immunoglobulin-like variable regions in a protochordate.         
Cannon JP, Haire RN Litman GW.  
Nature Immunol 2002; 3:1200-1207.

Individual protochordates possess unique immune-type receptor repertoires.
Cannon JP, Haire RN, Schnitker N, Mueller MG, Litman GW.
Curr Biol 2004; 14:R465-466.

Resolution of the NITR gene cluster in zebrafish.

Yoder JA, Litman RT, Mueller MG, Desai S, Dobrinski KP, Montgomery JS, Buzzeo MP, Amemiya CT, Trede NS, Wei S, Djeu JY, Humphray S, Jekosch K, Hernandez Prada JA, Ostrov DA, Litman GW.
Proc Natl Acad Sci 2004; 101:15706-15711.

New insights into mechanisms of immune receptor diversification.
Litman GW, Cannon JP, Rast JP.
Adv Immunol 2005; 87:209-236.

Reconstructing immune phylogeny: new perspectives.
Litman GW, Cannon JP, Dishaw LJ.
Nature Rev Immunol 2005; 5:866-879.

Colonial match and mismatch
Litman GW.
Nature 2005; 438:437-438.

How Botryllus Chooses to Fuse.
Litman GW.
Immunity 2006; 25:14-15.

Genomic insights into the immune system of the sea urchin.
Rast JP, Smith LC, Loza-Coll M, Hibino T, Litman GW.
Science 2006; 314:952-956.

Ancient evolutionary origin of diversified variable regions revealed by crystal structures of an amphioxus VCBP.

Hernandez Prada JA, Haire RN, Allaire M, Jakoncic J, Stojanoff V, Cannon JP, Litman GW, Ostrov DA.

Nature Immunol 2006; 7:875-882.

Commentary: Why study the evolution of immunity?
Litman GW, Cooper MD.
Nat Immunol 2007; in press.