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Selected Publications

Host Defense Group


  1. Smoak K, Madenspacher J, Jeyaseelan S, Williams B, Dixon D, Poch KR, Nick JA, Worthen GS, Fessler MB. Effects of liver X receptor agonist treatment on pulmonary inflammation and host defense. Journal of immunology (Baltimore, Md. : 1950) 2008 180(5):3305-3312. [Abstract] ( Exit NIEHS
  2. Merrick BA. The plasma proteome, adductome and idiosyncratic toxicity in toxicoproteomics research. Review. Briefings in functional genomics & proteomics 2008 7(1):35-49. [Abstract] ( Exit NIEHS


  1. Fessler MB, Arndt PG, Just I, Nick JA, Malcolm KC, Worthen GS. A dual role for RhoA in suppression and induction of cytokines in the human neutrophil. Blood 2006;Oct 3 (in press). [Abstract] Exit NIEHS Website(
  2. Cha SI, Fessler MB, Cool CD, Schwartz MI, Brown KK. Lymphoid interstitial pneumonia: clinical features, associations, and prognosis. Eur Res J 2006 Aug;28(2):364-9. [Abstract] Exit NIEHS Website(
  3. Morimoto K, Janssen WJ, Fessler MB, Xiao YQ, McPhillips KA, Borges VM, Kench JA, Henson PM, Vandivier RW. Statins enhance clearance of apoptotic cells through modulation of Rho-GTPases. Proc Am Thorac Soc 2006 Aug;3(6):516-7. [Abstract] Exit NIEHS Website(
  4. Morimoto K, Janssen WJ, Fessler MB, McPhillips KA, Borges VM, Bowler RP, Xiao YQ, Kench JA, Henson PM, Vandivier RW. Lovastatin enhances clearance of apoptotic cells (efferocytosis) with implications for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. J Immunol 2006 Jun 15;176(12):7657-65.[Abstract] Exit NIEHS Website(
  5. Friedlander AL, Fessler MB. A 70-year-old man with migratory pulmonary infiltrates. Chest 2006 Oct;130(4):1269-74. [Abstract] Exit NIEHS Website(


  1. Arcaroli J, Fessler MB, Abraham E. Genetic polymorphisms and sepsis. Shock Oct;24(4):300-12. [Abstract] Exit NIEHS Website(
  2. Arndt PG, Young SK, Lieber JG, Fessler MB, Nick JA, Worthen GS. Inhibition of c-Jun N-terminal kinase limits lipopolysaccharide-induced pulmonary neutrophil influx. Am J Res Crit Care Med 2005 May 1;171(9):978-86. [Abstract] Exit NIEHS Website(
  3. Fessler MB, Young SK, Jeyaseelan S, Lieber JG, Arndt PG, Nick JA, Worthen GS. A role for hydroxy-methylglutaryl coenzyme a reductase in pulmonary inflammation and host defense. Am J Res Crit Care Med 2005 Mar 15;171(6):606-15. [Abstract] Exit NIEHS Website(
  4. Walker TS, Tomlin KL, Worthen GS, Poch KR, Lieber JG, Saavedra MT, Fessler MB, Malcolm KC, Vasil ML, Nick JA. Enhanced Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm development mediated by human neutrophils. Infect Immun 2005 Jun;73(6):3693-701. [Abstract] Exit NIEHS Website(


  1. Frasch SC, Henson PM, Nagaosa K, Fessler MB, Borregaard N, Bratton L. Phospholipid flip-flop and phospholipid scramblase 1 (PLSCR 1) co-localize to uropod rafts in formulated Met-Leu-Phe-stimulated neutrophils. J Biol Chem 2004 Apr 23;279(17):17625-33. [Abstract] Exit NIEHS Website(
  2. Fessler MB, Cool CD, Miller Y, Schwarz MI, Brown KK. Idiopathic diffuse hyperplasia of pulmonary neuroendocrine cells in a patient with acromegaly. Respirology 2004 Jun;9(2):274-7. [Abstract] Exit NIEHS Website(
  3. Fessler MB, Arndt PG, Frasch SC, Lieber JG, Johnson CA, Murphy RC, Nick JA, Bratton DL, Malcolm KC, Worthen GS. Lipid rafts regulate lipopolysaccharide-induced activation of Cdc42 and inflammatory functions of the human neutrophil. J Biol Chem 2004 Sep 17;279(38):39989-98. [Abstract] Exit NIEHS Website(
  4. Fessler MB. New experimental approaches to the signaling of innate immunity. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol 2004;31:S1-81S.


  1. Fessler MB, Lepore JJ, Thompson BT, Semigran MJ. Right-to-Left shunting through a patent foramen ovale in right ventricular infarction: improvement of hypoxemia and hemodynamics with inhaled nitric oxide. J Clin Anesth 2003 Aug;15(5):371-4. [Abstract] Exit NIEHS Website(
  2. Fessler MB, O’Brien JM, Douglas IS. Laboratory predictors of relative adrenal insufficiency in septic shock. Crit Care Med 2003 Aug;31(8):2251-2. [Abstract] Exit NIEHS Website(


  1. Fessler MB, Malcolm KC, Duncan MW, Worthen GS. A genomic and proteomic analysis of activation of the human neutrophil by lipopolysaccharide and its mediation by p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase. J Biol Chem 2002 Aug 30;277(35):31291-302. [Abstract] Exit NIEHS Website(
  2. Fessler MB, Malcolm KC, Duncan MW, Worthen GS. Lipopolysaccharide stimulation of the human neutrophil: an analysis of changes in gene transcription and protein expression by oligonucleotide microarrays and proteomics. Chest 2002 Mar;121(3 Suppl):75S-76S. [Abstract] Exit NIEHS Website(
  3. Wang TJ, Mort EA, Nordberg P, Chang Y, Cadigan ME, Mylott L, Ananian LV, Thompson BT, Fessler M, Warren W, Wheeler A, Jordan M, Fifer MA. A utilization management intervention to reduce unnecessary testing in the coronary care unit. Arch Intern Med 2002 Sep 9;162(16):1885-90. [Abstract] Exit NIEHS Website(


  1. Hess DR, Medoff BD, Fessler MB. Pulmonary mechanics and graphics during positive pressure ventilation. Int Anesthesiol Clin 1999 Summer;37(3):15-34. [Abstract] Exit NIEHS Website(

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