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Immunology Group

  1. Chiang ET, Persaud-Sawin D-A, Kukarni S, Garcia JGN and Imani F. (2006) Bluetongue virus and double-stranded RNA increase human vascular permeability: role of p38 MAPK. J Clin Immunol. 26(4): 406-416. [Abstract] Exit NIEHS Website(
  2. Stewart MJ, Kulkarni SB, Meusel TR and Imani F. (2006) c-Jun N-terminal kinase negatively regulates dsRNA and RSV induction of tumor necrosis factor-α transcription in human epithelial cells. J Interferon Cytokine Res. 26:521-533. [Abstract] Exit NIEHS Website(
  3. Meusel TR and Imani F. (2003) Viral induction of inflammatory cytokines in human epithelial cells follows a p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase-dependent but NF-kB-independent pathway. J. Immunol. 171:3768-74. [Abstract] Exit NIEHS Website(
  4. Meusel TR, Kehoe KE and Imani F. (2002) Protein kinase R regulates double-stranded RNA induction of TNF-a but not IL-1b mRNA in human epithelial cells. J Immunol. 168:6429-35. [Abstract] Exit NIEHS Website(
  5. Imani F and Kehoe KE. (2001) Infection of human B lymphocytes with MMR vaccine induces IgE class switching. Clin Immunol. 100:355-61. [Abstract] Exit NIEHS Website(
  6. Kehoe KE, Brown MA and Imani F. (2001) Double-stranded RNA regulates IL-4 expression. J Immunol. 167:2496-501. [Abstract] Exit NIEHS Website(
  7. Caplen NJ, Parrish S, Imani F, Fire A and Morgan RA. (2001) Specific inhibition of gene expression by small double-stranded RNAs in invertebrate and vertebrate systems. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 98:9742-7. [Abstract] Exit NIEHS Website(
  8. Sanders SP, Siekierski ES, Richards SM, Porter JD, Imani F and Proud D. (2001) Rhinovirus infection induces expression of type 2 nitric oxide synthase in human respiratory epithelial cells in vitro and in vivo. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 107:235-43. [Abstract] Exit NIEHS Website(
  9. Imani F, Proud D and Griffin DE. (1999) Measles virus infection synergizes with IL-4 in IgE class switching. J Immunol. 1999 Feb 1;162(3):1597-602. [Abstract] Exit NIEHS Website(
  10. Rafnar T, Peebles RS, Brummet ME, Catipovic B, Imani F, MacGlashan DW, Marsh DG. (1998) Stimulation of the high-affinity IgE receptor results in the tyrosine phosphorylation of a 60 kD protein which is associated with the protein tyrosine kinase, Csk. Mol Immunol. 35:249-57. [Abstract] Exit NIEHS Website(
  11. Rager KJ, Langland JO, Jacobs BL, Proud D, Marsh DG and Imani F. (1998) Activation of antiviral protein kinase leads to immunoglobulin E class switching in human B cells. J Virol. 72:1171-6. [Abstract] Exit NIEHS Website( Department of Health & Human Services National Institutes of Health
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