Infectious and Inflammatory Diseases Center

Center for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

Infectious diseases continue to rank high among global mortality factors, especially in developing countries, and systemic inflammation has been identified as a root case of many chronic disorders in the developed world.

“We are in a new era of immunology research. Our increasing understanding of immune cells and their interactions is rapidly leading to new drugs that improve the efficacy of existing drugs and address unmet clinical needs of complex diseases, including cancer.”

Carl Ware, Ph.D., Center Director

 

Understanding the fundamentals of inflammation and immunity

Our primary mission is directed at understanding the fundamental mechanisms of inflammation and immunity as the underlying processes essential to host defense and cancer, and the cause of pathologic tissue destruction in autoimmune disease.

Program

Immunity and Pathogenesis Program

By studying how the immune system functions, we can design therapies to manipulate immune cells to fight disease.

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Publications

A signature of circulating inflammatory proteins and development of end-stage renal disease in diabetes.

Niewczas MA, Pavkov ME, Skupien J, Smiles A, Md Dom ZI, Wilson JM, Park J, Nair V, Schlafly A, Saulnier PJ, Satake E, Simeone CA, Shah H, Qiu C, Looker HC, Fiorina P, Ware CF, Sun JK, Doria A, Kretzler M, Susztak K, Duffin KL, Nelson RG, Krolewski AS

Nat Med 2019 May ;25(5):805-813

Novel Antimycobacterial Compounds Suppress NAD Biogenesis by Targeting a Unique Pocket of NaMN Adenylyltransferase.

Osterman AL, Rodionova I, Li X, Sergienko E, Ma CT, Catanzaro A, Pettigrove ME, Reed RW, Gupta R, Rohde KH, Korotkov KV, Sorci L

ACS Chem Biol 2019 May 17 ;14(5):949-958

Metascape provides a biologist-oriented resource for the analysis of systems-level datasets.

Zhou Y, Zhou B, Pache L, Chang M, Khodabakhshi AH, Tanaseichuk O, Benner C, Chanda SK

Nat Commun 2019 Apr 3 ;10(1):1523

LIGHT/TNFSF14 regulates estrogen deficiency-induced bone loss.

Brunetti G, Storlino G, Oranger A, Colaianni G, Faienza MF, Ingravallo G, Di Comite M, Reseland JE, Celi M, Tarantino U, Passeri G, Ware CF, Grano M, Colucci S

J Pathol 2020 Jan 28 ;

The Antimalarial Natural Product Salinipostin A Identifies Essential α/β Serine Hydrolases Involved in Lipid Metabolism in P. falciparum Parasites.

Yoo E, Schulze CJ, Stokes BH, Onguka O, Yeo T, Mok S, Gnädig NF, Zhou Y, Kurita K, Foe IT, Terrell SM, Boucher MJ, Cieplak P, Kumpornsin K, Lee MCS, Linington RG, Long JZ, Uhlemann AC, Weerapana E, Fidock DA, Bogyo M

Cell Chem Biol 2020 Jan 21 ;

Identifying determinants of bacterial fitness in a model of human gut microbial succession.

Feng L, Raman AS, Hibberd MC, Cheng J, Griffin NW, Peng Y, Leyn SA, Rodionov DA, Osterman AL, Gordon JI

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2020 Feb 4 ;117(5):2622-2633

Cutting Edge: The RNA-Binding Protein Ewing Sarcoma Is a Novel Modulator of Lymphotoxin β Receptor Signaling.

Virgen-Slane R, Correa RG, Ramezani-Rad P, Steen-Fuentes S, Detanico T, DiCandido MJ, Li J, Ware CF

J Immunol 2020 Mar 1 ;204(5):1085-1090

Sensor Sensibility-HIV-1 and the Innate Immune Response.

Yin X, Langer S, Zhang Z, Herbert KM, Yoh S, König R, Chanda SK

Cells 2020 Jan 20 ;9(1)

Co-expression Networks Identify DHX15 RNA Helicase as a B Cell Regulatory Factor.

Detanico T, Virgen-Slane R, Steen-Fuentes S, Lin WW, Rhode-Kurnow A, Chappell E, Correa RG, DiCandido MJ, Mbow ML, Li J, Ware CF

Front Immunol 2019 ;10:2903

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