Publications of Note

SOM Faculty Publications

Congratulations to the following individuals for the publication of their work in respected journals, as reported to The Pulse by individual departments:


Paulo C. Rodriguez, Augusto C. Ochoa, Amir A. Al-Khami. Arginine metabolism in myeloid cells shapes innate and adaptive immunity. Frontiers in Immunology Feb 7;8:93. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2017.00093 (2017).

Elaine C. Maggi and Judy S. Crabtree. Novel Targets in the Treatment of Neuroendocrine Tumors: RBP2. Invited review, International Journal of Endocrine Oncology, 4(1): 31-41 doi:10.2217/ije-2016-0022 (2017).

Microbiology, Immunology, and Parasitology:

Drs Amedee and Kozlowski, in collaboration with colleagues at UNC Chapel Hill, published the article: “Balancing Trained Immunity with Persistent Immune Activation and the Risk of Simian Immunodeficiency Virus Infection in Infant Macaques Vaccinated with Attenuated Mycobacterium tuberculosis or Mycobacterium bovis BCG Vaccine” in the journal Clinical and Vaccine Immunology 24(1) pii: e00360-16 (2017).

Drs. Ruan, Ramsay, Welsh and Shellito published the article “B cell and antibody responses in mice induced by a putative cell surface peptidase of Pneumocystis murina protect against experimental infection” in the journal Vaccine 35(4), pp 672-679 (2017).

Drs. Taylor, Luo, Ferris, Welsh, and Blanchard, in collaboration with colleagues at UTHSC-Houston, published the article “Resetting microbiota by Lactobacillus reuteri inhibits T reg deficiency-induced autoimmunity via adenosine A2A receptors” in the Journal of Experimental Medicine 214(1) pp 107-123 (2017).

Drs. Taylor , Luo, Welsh, and Blanchard, in collaboration with colleagues at Pennington and the LSU Ag Center, published the article “Obese ZDF rats fermented resistant starch with effects on gut microbiota but no reduction in abdominal fat” in the journal Molecular Nutrition & Food Research 61(1) 1501025 (2017).


DiGiorgio AM, Conger AR, Fannin ES, Steck JC. Hemothorax after Kyphoplasty: a Case Report. J Spine Neurosurg 2017; 6:2 DOI: 10.4172/2325-9701.1000282


Gary C, Sykes JM, Intermediate and Definitive Cleft Rhinoplasty. Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am, 24(4):487-494, Nov 2016.

Pan B, Askew C, Galvin A, Heman-Ackah, S, Asai, Y, Indzhykulian A, Jodelka FM, Hastings ML, Lentz JJ, et al. Gene Therapy Restores Auditory and Vestibular Function in a Mouse Model of Usher Syndrome Type 1c. Nature Biotechnology 35, 264-272, Feb. 2017.

Walvekar R, Trahan J, Pelaez L, DiLeo M, Nuss D, Son LS. Retro-Auricular Thyroidectomy: An Open Approach. Indian J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg (2017). doi:10.1007/s12070-017-1069-6


Dr. Michael Maristany, Dr. Bahri Ustunsoz, and Dr. Bradley Spieler are co-authors on an article titled “Persistent Sciatic Artery: A Favorable Anatomic Variant in a Setting of Trauma” that was published on February 14, 2017, in the Ochsner Journal online.