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Ratner Lab: Publications

Original, Peer-reviewed Articles

1. Ratner AJ, Canhui H, Pepino P, et al. Lymphocyte xenoantigens recognized by preformed antibodies. Transplant Proc 1992; 24:583-5.

2. Rose EA, Pepino P, Barr ML, Smith CR, Ratner AJ, et al. Relation of anti-HLA antibodies and graft atherosclerosis in human cardiac allograft recipients. J Heart Lung Transplant 1992; 11:S120-3.

3. Rose EA, Barr ML, Xu H, Watkins JF, Ratner AJ, et al. Photochemotherapy in human heart transplant patients at high risk for fatal rejection. J Heart Lung Transplant 1992; 11:746-50.

4. DiMango E, Ratner AJ, Bryan R, Tabibi S, Prince A. Activation of NF-kappaB by adherent Pseudomonas aeruginosa in normal and cystic fibrosis respiratory epithelial cells. J Clin Invest 1998; 101:2598-605.

5. Rajan S, Cacalano G, Ratner AJ, Sontich CU, van Heercken A, Davis P, Prince A. Pseudomonas aeruginosa induction of apoptosis in respiratory epithelial cells: analysis of the effects of CFTR dysfunction and bacterial virulence factors. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol 2000; 23:304-12.

6. Ratner AJ, Bryan R, Weber A, et al. Cystic fibrosis pathogens activate Ca2+-dependent MAPK signaling pathways in airway epithelial cells. J Biol Chem 2001; 276:19267-75.

7. Ratner AJ, Neu N, Jakob K, et al. Nosocomial rotavirus in a pediatric hospital. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2001; 22:299-301.

8. Ratner AJ. Varicella-related hospitalizations in the vaccine era. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2002; 21:931-4.

9. Weiser JN, Bae D, Fasching C, Scamurra RW, Ratner AJ, Janoff EN. Antibody-enhanced pneumococcal adherence requires IgA1 protease. Proc Natl Acad Sci 2003; 100: 4215-20.

10. Ratner AJ. Varicella-related hospitalizations: an update. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2004; 23:377.

11. Ratner AJ, Lysenko ES, Paul MN, Weiser JN. Synergistic proinflammatory responses induced by polymicrobial colonization of epithelial surfaces. Proc Natl Acad Sci 2005; 102: 3429-34.

12. Lysenko ES, Ratner AJ, Nelson A, Weiser JN. The role of innate immune responses in the outcome of interspecies competition for colonization of mucosal surfaces. PLoS Pathogens 2005; 1: e1.

13. Shah SS, Ratner AJ. Trends in invasive pneumococcal disease-associated hospitalizations. Clin Infect Dis 2006; 42: e1-5.

14. Steenhoff AP, Shah SS, Ratner AJ, Patil SM, McGowan KL. Emergence of vaccine-related pneumococcal serotypes as a cause of bacteremia. Clin Infect Dis 2006; 42: 907-14.

15. Ratner AJ, Hippe KR, Aguilar JL, Bender MH, Nelson AL, Weiser JN. Epithelial cells are sensitive detectors of bacterial pore-forming toxins. J Biol Chem 2006; 281: 12994-8.

Case Reports

1. Ampofo K, Graham P, Ratner A, Rajagopalan L, Della-Latta P, Saiman L. Plesiomonas shigelloides sepsis and splenic abscess in an adolescent with sickle-cell disease. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2001; 20:1178-9.

2. Ratner AJ, Mosca RS, Zucker HA. Citrobacter mediastinitis following cardiac surgery in a neonate. J Infect. 2002; 44:52-3.

3. Mirakhur B, Shah SS, Ratner AJ, Goldstein S, Bell LM, Kim JO. Cat-scratch disease presenting as orbital abscess and osteomyelitis. J Clin Microbiol 2003; 41:3991-3.

Reviews, Chapters, and Editorials

1. Schenkel FA, Ratner AJ, Smiley RM. Current immunosuppressive therapy: immunosuppression for cardiac transplantation. Anesth Rep 1991; 3:390-396.

2. Ratner AJ, Rose EA, Michler RE. Xenografts. In: Encyclopedia of Bioethics. Simon & Schuster MacMillan: New York. 1995; 2593-2597.

3. Rose EA, Ratner AJ. Cardiac allograft vasculopathy. Transplant Proc 1995;27(3):1930.

4. Ratner AJ, Saiman L. Rotavirus: clinical and epidemiologic aspects. Emerg Office Peds 1999; 12:182-184.

5. Ratner AJ, Prince A. Lactoperoxidase: a new role for an “old” enzyme in airway defenses. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol 2000; 22:642-4.

6. Rastogi D, Ratner AJ, Prince A. Host-bacterial interactions in the initiation of inflammation. Paediatr Respir Rev 2001; 2:245-52.

7. Ratner AJ, Prince A. Cellulitis. In: Current Pediatric Therapy 17. W.B. Saunders & Company: Philadelphia. 2002; 44-46.

8. Ratner AJ, Prince A. Staphylococcal Infections. In: Current Pediatric Therapy 17. W.B. Saunders & Company: Philadelphia. 2002; 95-98.

9. Gelber SE, Ratner AJ. Hospital-acquired viral infections in the NICU. Semin Perinat 2002; 26:346-56.

10. Ratner AJ. Anaerobic infections. In: The 5-minute Pediatric Consult, 4th ed. Lippencott, Williams, & Wilkins: Philadelphia. 2005; 118-119.

11. Ratner AJ. Competitive and cooperative interactions in the respiratory microflora. In: Colonization of Mucosal Surfaces. Nataro JP, Cohen PS, Mobley HLT, Weiser JN, eds. ASM Press: Washington, DC. 2005; 87-95.

12. Ratner AJ, Weiser JN. Review: Pneumonia Before Antibiotics. J Clin Invest 2006; 116: 2311.

13. Ratner AJ. Endocarditis. In: Requisites in Pediatrics. Elsevier Science: Philadelphia. 2006; in press.