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InstitutionBaylor College of Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Medicine
DivisionMedicine-Immunology, Allergy, Rheum
AddressOne Baylor Plaza
Houston TX 77030
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    InstitutionBaylor College of Medicine
    DepartmentDepartment of Pathology & Immunology

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    1. Mah AY, Rashidi A, Keppel MP, Saucier N, Moore EK, Alinger JB, Tripathy SK, Agarwal SK, Jeng EK, Wong HC, Miller JS, Fehniger TA, Mace EM, French AR, Cooper MA. Glycolytic requirement for NK cell cytotoxicity and cytomegalovirus control. JCI Insight. 2017 Dec 07; 2(23). PMID: 29212951.
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    2. Pedroza M, Welschhans RL, Agarwal SK. Targeting of cadherin-11 decreases skin fibrosis in the tight skin-1 mouse model. PLoS One. 2017; 12(11):e0187109. PMID: 29112946.
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    3. Niravath P, Chen B, Chapman JW, Agarwal SK, Welschhans RL, Bongartz T, Kalari KR, Shepherd LE, Bartlett J, Pritchard K, Gelmon K, Hilsenbeck SG, Rimawi MF, Osborne CK, Goss PE, Ingle JN. Vitamin D Levels, Vitamin D Receptor Polymorphisms, and Inflammatory Cytokines in Aromatase Inhibitor-Induced Arthralgias: An Analysis of CCTG MA.27. Clin Breast Cancer. 2018 Feb; 18(1):78-87. PMID: 29128193.
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    4. Pedroza M, To S, Assassi S, Wu M, Tweardy D, Agarwal SK. Role of STAT3 in skin fibrosis and transforming growth factor beta signalling. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2017 Sep 23. PMID: 29029263.
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    5. Wu M, Baron M, Pedroza C, Salazar GA, Ying J, Charles J, Agarwal SK, Hudson M, Pope J, Zhou X, Reveille JD, Fritzler MJ, Mayes MD, Assassi S. CCL-2 in the Circulation Predicts Long-term Progression of Interstitial Lung Disease in Early Systemic Sclerosis Patients: Data from Two Independent Cohorts. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2017 Jun 02. PMID: 28575534.
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    6. Smolen JS, Agarwal SK, Ilivanova E, Xu XL, Miao Y, Zhuang Y, Nnane I, Radziszewski W, Greenspan A, Beutler A, Baker D. A randomised phase II study evaluating the efficacy and safety of subcutaneously administered ustekinumab and guselkumab in patients with active rheumatoid arthritis despite treatment with methotrexate. Ann Rheum Dis. 2017 Jan 13. PMID: 28087506.
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    7. Row S, Liu Y, Alimperti S, Agarwal SK, Andreadis ST. Cadherin-11 is a novel regulator of extracellular matrix synthesis and tissue mechanics. J Cell Sci. 2016 Aug 1; 129(15):2950-61. PMID: 27311482.
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    8. Shagroni T, Baalwa J, Agarwal S. Double Trouble: The Diagnostic Dilemma of Diffuse Alveolar Hemorrhage. Am J Med. 2016 Jul; 129(7):e73-4. PMID: 27036393.
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    9. Pedroza M, Le TT, Lewis K, Karmouty-Quintana H, To S, George AT, Blackburn MR, Tweardy DJ, Agarwal SK. STAT-3 contributes to pulmonary fibrosis through epithelial injury and fibroblast-myofibroblast differentiation. FASEB J. 2016 Jan; 30(1):129-40. PMID: 26324850.
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    10. Le TT, Karmouty-Quintana H, Melicoff E, Le TT, Weng T, Chen NY, Pedroza M, Zhou Y, Davies J, Philip K, Molina J, Luo F, George AT, Garcia-Morales LJ, Bunge RR, Bruckner BA, Loebe M, Seethamraju H, Agarwal SK, Blackburn MR. Blockade of IL-6 Trans signaling attenuates pulmonary fibrosis. J Immunol. 2014 Oct 1; 193(7):3755-68. PMID: 25172494; PMCID: PMC4169999.
    11. Agarwal SK. Integrins and cadherins as therapeutic targets in fibrosis. Front Pharmacol. 2014; 5:131. PMID: 24917820; PMCID: PMC4042084.
    12. Alimperti S, You H, George T, Agarwal SK, Andreadis ST. Cadherin-11 regulates both mesenchymal stem cell differentiation into smooth muscle cells and the development of contractile function in vivo. J Cell Sci. 2014 Jun 15; 127(Pt 12):2627-38. PMID: 24741067; PMCID: PMC4058109.
    13. Wu M, Pedroza M, Lafyatis R, George AT, Mayes MD, Assassi S, Tan FK, Brenner MB, Agarwal SK. Identification of cadherin 11 as a mediator of dermal fibrosis and possible role in systemic sclerosis. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2014 Apr; 66(4):1010-21. PMID: 24757152; PMCID: PMC4154539.
    14. van Bon L, Affandi AJ, Broen J, Christmann RB, Marijnissen RJ, Stawski L, Farina GA, Stifano G, Mathes AL, Cossu M, York M, Collins C, Wenink M, Huijbens R, Hesselstrand R, Saxne T, DiMarzio M, Wuttge D, Agarwal SK, Reveille JD, Assassi S, Mayes M, Deng Y, Drenth JP, de Graaf J, den Heijer M, Kallenberg CG, Bijl M, Loof A, van den Berg WB, Joosten LA, Smith V, de Keyser F, Scorza R, Lunardi C, van Riel PL, Vonk M, van Heerde W, Meller S, Homey B, Beretta L, Roest M, Trojanowska M, Lafyatis R, Radstake TR. Proteome-wide analysis and CXCL4 as a biomarker in systemic sclerosis. N Engl J Med. 2014 Jan 30; 370(5):433-43. PMID: 24350901; PMCID: PMC4040466.
    15. Sendra VG, Lie A, Romain G, Agarwal SK, Varadarajan N. Detection and isolation of auto-reactive human antibodies from primary B cells. Methods. 2013 Dec 1; 64(2):153-9. PMID: 23811296; PMCID: PMC3836837.
    16. Sharif R, Mayes MD, Tan FK, Gorlova OY, Hummers LK, Shah AA, Furst DE, Khanna D, Martin J, Bossini-Castillo L, Gonzalez EB, Ying J, Draeger HT, Agarwal SK, Reveille JD, Arnett FC, Wigley FM, Assassi S. IRF5 polymorphism predicts prognosis in patients with systemic sclerosis. Ann Rheum Dis. 2012 Jul; 71(7):1197-202. PMID: 22440820; PMCID: PMC3375372.
    17. Coustet B, Bouaziz M, Dieudé P, Guedj M, Bossini-Castillo L, Agarwal S, Radstake T, Martin J, Gourh P, Elhai M, Koumakis E, Avouac J, Ruiz B, Mayes M, Arnett F, Hachulla E, Diot E, Cracowski JL, Tiev K, Sibilia J, Mouthon L, Frances C, Amoura Z, Carpentier P, Cosnes A, Meyer O, Kahan A, Boileau C, Chiocchia G, Allanore Y. Independent replication and meta analysis of association studies establish TNFSF4 as a susceptibility gene preferentially associated with the subset of anticentromere-positive patients with systemic sclerosis. J Rheumatol. 2012 May; 39(5):997-1003. PMID: 22422496; PMCID: PMC3687343.
    18. Wu M, Schneider DJ, Mayes MD, Assassi S, Arnett FC, Tan FK, Blackburn MR, Agarwal SK. Osteopontin in systemic sclerosis and its role in dermal fibrosis. J Invest Dermatol. 2012 Jun; 132(6):1605-14. PMID: 22402440; PMCID: PMC3365548.
    19. Bossini-Castillo L, Martin JE, Broen J, Gorlova O, Simeón CP, Beretta L, Vonk MC, Callejas JL, Castellví I, Carreira P, García-Hernández FJ, Fernández Castro M. A GWAS follow-up study reveals the association of the IL12RB2 gene with systemic sclerosis in Caucasian populations. Hum Mol Genet. 2012 Feb 15; 21(4):926-33. PMID: 22076442; PMCID: PMC3298110.
    20. Agarwal SK. Biologic agents in rheumatoid arthritis: an update for managed care professionals. J Manag Care Pharm. 2011 Nov-Dec; 17(9 Suppl B):S14-8. PMID: 22073935.
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    21. Agarwal SK. Core management principles in rheumatoid arthritis to help guide managed care professionals. J Manag Care Pharm. 2011 Nov-Dec; 17(9 Suppl B):S03-8. PMID: 22073933.
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    22. Farheen K, Agarwal SK. Assessment of disease activity and treatment outcomes in rheumatoid arthritis. J Manag Care Pharm. 2011 Nov-Dec; 17(9 Suppl B):S09-13. PMID: 22073934.
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    23. Schneider DJ, Wu M, Le TT, Cho SH, Brenner MB, Blackburn MR, Agarwal SK. Cadherin-11 contributes to pulmonary fibrosis: potential role in TGF-? production and epithelial to mesenchymal transition. FASEB J. 2012 Feb; 26(2):503-12. PMID: 21990376; PMCID: PMC3290437.
    24. Carmona FD, Gutala R, Simeón CP, Carreira P, Ortego-Centeno N, Vicente-Rabaneda E, García-Hernández FJ, García de la Peña P, Fernández-Castro M, Martínez-Estupiñán L, Egurbide MV, Tsao BP, Gourh P, Agarwal SK, Assassi S, Mayes MD, Arnett FC, Tan FK, Martín J. Novel identification of the IRF7 region as an anticentromere autoantibody propensity locus in systemic sclerosis. Ann Rheum Dis. 2012 Jan; 71(1):114-9. PMID: 21926187; PMCID: PMC3369428.
    25. Gorlova O, Martin JE, Rueda B, Koeleman BP, Ying J, Teruel M, Diaz-Gallo LM, Broen JC, Vonk MC, Simeon CP, Alizadeh BZ, Coenen MJ, Voskuyl AE, Schuerwegh AJ, van Riel PL, Vanthuyne M, van 't Slot R, Italiaander A, Ophoff RA, Hunzelmann N, Fonollosa V, Ortego-Centeno N, González-Gay MA, García-Hernández FJ, González-Escribano MF, Airo P, van Laar J, Worthington J, Hesselstrand R, Smith V, de Keyser F, Houssiau F, Chee MM, Madhok R, Shiels PG, Westhovens R, Kreuter A, de Baere E, Witte T, Padyukov L, Nordin A, Scorza R, Lunardi C, Lie BA, Hoffmann-Vold AM, Palm O, García de la Peña P, Carreira P. Identification of novel genetic markers associated with clinical phenotypes of systemic sclerosis through a genome-wide association strategy. PLoS Genet. 2011 Jul; 7(7):e1002178. PMID: 21779181; PMCID: PMC3136437.
    26. Barnes J, Agarwal SK. Targeting STAT4 in systemic sclerosis: a promising new direction. Expert Rev Clin Immunol. 2011 Jul; 7(4):445-8. PMID: 21790287; PMCID: PMC3269303.
    27. Sharif R, Fritzler MJ, Mayes MD, Gonzalez EB, McNearney TA, Draeger H, Baron M. Anti-fibrillarin antibody in African American patients with systemic sclerosis: immunogenetics, clinical features, and survival analysis. J Rheumatol. 2011 Aug; 38(8):1622-30. PMID: 21572159; PMCID: PMC3149738.
    28. Coustet B, Agarwal SK, Gourh P, Guedj M, Mayes MD, Dieude P, Wipff J, Avouac J, Hachulla E, Diot E, Cracowski JL, Tiev K, Sibilia J, Mouthon L, Frances C, Amoura Z, Carpentier P, Meyer O, Kahan A, Boileau C, Arnett FC, Allanore Y. Association study of ITGAM, ITGAX, and CD58 autoimmune risk loci in systemic sclerosis: results from 2 large European Caucasian cohorts. J Rheumatol. 2011 Jun; 38(6):1033-8. PMID: 21362770; PMCID: PMC3404507.
    29. McCray CJ, Agarwal SK. Stress and autoimmunity. Immunol Allergy Clin North Am. 2011 Feb; 31(1):1-18. PMID: 21094920.
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    30. Agarwal SK, Wu M, Livingston CK, Parks DH, Mayes MD, Arnett FC, Tan FK. Toll-like receptor 3 upregulation by type I interferon in healthy and scleroderma dermal fibroblasts. Arthritis Res Ther. 2011; 13(1):R3. PMID: 21223583; PMCID: PMC3241348.
    31. Assassi S, Reveille JD, Arnett FC, Weisman MH, Ward MM, Agarwal SK, Gourh P, Bhula J, Sharif R, Sampat K, Mayes MD, Tan FK. Whole-blood gene expression profiling in ankylosing spondylitis shows upregulation of toll-like receptor 4 and 5. J Rheumatol. 2011 Jan; 38(1):87-98. PMID: 20952467; PMCID: PMC3014385.
    32. Lindsey JW, Agarwal SK, Tan FK. Gene expression changes in multiple sclerosis relapse suggest activation of T and non-T cells. Mol Med. 2011 Jan-Feb; 17(1-2):95-102. PMID: 20882258; PMCID: PMC3022990.
    33. Agarwal SK. The genetics of systemic sclerosis. Discov Med. 2010 Aug; 10(51):134-43. PMID: 20807474; PMCID: PMC3803145.
    34. Radstake TR, Gorlova O, Rueda B, Martin JE, Alizadeh BZ, Palomino-Morales R, Coenen MJ, Vonk MC, Voskuyl AE, Schuerwegh AJ, Broen JC, van Riel PL, van 't Slot R, Italiaander A, Ophoff RA, Riemekasten G, Hunzelmann N, Simeon CP, Ortego-Centeno N, González-Gay MA, González-Escribano MF. Genome-wide association study of systemic sclerosis identifies CD247 as a new susceptibility locus. Nat Genet. 2010 May; 42(5):426-9. PMID: 20383147; PMCID: PMC2861917.
    35. Agarwal SK, Reveille JD. The genetics of scleroderma (systemic sclerosis). Curr Opin Rheumatol. 2010 Mar; 22(2):133-8. PMID: 20090527.
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    36. Assassi S, Mayes MD, Arnett FC, Gourh P, Agarwal SK, McNearney TA, Chaussabel D, Oommen N, Fischbach M, Shah KR, Charles J, Pascual V, Reveille JD, Tan FK. Systemic sclerosis and lupus: points in an interferon-mediated continuum. Arthritis Rheum. 2010 Feb; 62(2):589-98. PMID: 20112391; PMCID: PMC2879587.
    37. Gourh P, Agarwal SK, Divecha D, Assassi S, Paz G, Arora-Singh RK, Reveille JD, Shete S, Mayes MD, Arnett FC, Tan FK. Polymorphisms in TBX21 and STAT4 increase the risk of systemic sclerosis: evidence of possible gene-gene interaction and alterations in Th1/Th2 cytokines. Arthritis Rheum. 2009 Dec; 60(12):3794-806. PMID: 19950257; PMCID: PMC2998060.
    38. Agarwal SK, Gourh P, Shete S, Paz G, Divecha D, Reveille JD, Assassi S, Tan FK, Mayes MD, Arnett FC. Association of interleukin 23 receptor polymorphisms with anti-topoisomerase-I positivity and pulmonary hypertension in systemic sclerosis. J Rheumatol. 2009 Dec; 36(12):2715-23. PMID: 19918037; PMCID: PMC2895677.
    39. Gourh P, Arnett FC, Assassi S, Tan FK, Huang M, Diekman L, Mayes MD, Reveille JD, Agarwal SK. Plasma cytokine profiles in systemic sclerosis: associations with autoantibody subsets and clinical manifestations. Arthritis Res Ther. 2009; 11(5):R147. PMID: 19799786; PMCID: PMC2787259.
    40. Gourh P, Agarwal SK, Martin E, Divecha D, Rueda B, Bunting H, Assassi S, Paz G, Shete S, McNearney T, Draeger H, Reveille JD, Radstake TR, Simeon CP, Rodriguez L, Vicente E, Gonzalez-Gay MA, Mayes MD, Tan FK, Martin J, Arnett FC. Association of the C8orf13-BLK region with systemic sclerosis in North-American and European populations. J Autoimmun. 2010 Mar; 34(2):155-62. PMID: 19796918; PMCID: PMC2821978.
    41. Gourh P, Arnett FC, Tan FK, Assassi S, Divecha D, Paz G, McNearney T, Draeger H, Reveille JD, Mayes MD, Agarwal SK. Association of TNFSF4 (OX40L) polymorphisms with susceptibility to systemic sclerosis. Ann Rheum Dis. 2010 Mar; 69(3):550-5. PMID: 19778912; PMCID: PMC2927683.
    42. Arnett FC, Gourh P, Shete S, Ahn CW, Honey RE, Agarwal SK, Tan FK, McNearney T, Fischbach M, Fritzler MJ, Mayes MD, Reveille JD. Major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class II alleles, haplotypes and epitopes which confer susceptibility or protection in systemic sclerosis: analyses in 1300 Caucasian, African-American and Hispanic cases and 1000 controls. Ann Rheum Dis. 2010 May; 69(5):822-7. PMID: 19596691; PMCID: PMC2916702.
    43. Hava DL, van der Wel N, Cohen N, Dascher CC, Houben D, León L, Agarwal S, Sugita M, van Zon M, Kent SC, Shams H, Peters PJ, Brenner MB. Evasion of peptide, but not lipid antigen presentation, through pathogen-induced dendritic cell maturation. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008 Aug 12; 105(32):11281-6. PMID: 18685099; PMCID: PMC2516216.
    44. Agarwal SK, Glass RJ, Shadick NA, Coblyn JS, Anderson RJ, Maher NE, Weinblatt ME, Solomon DH. Predictors of discontinuation of tumor necrosis factor inhibitors in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. J Rheumatol. 2008 Sep; 35(9):1737-44. PMID: 18634159; PMCID: PMC2756035.
    45. Agarwal SK, Lee DM, Kiener HP, Brenner MB. Coexpression of two mesenchymal cadherins, cadherin 11 and N-cadherin, on murine fibroblast-like synoviocytes. Arthritis Rheum. 2008 Apr; 58(4):1044-54. PMID: 18383368.
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    46. Agarwal SK, Tan FK, Arnett FC. Genetics and genomic studies in scleroderma (systemic sclerosis). Rheum Dis Clin North Am. 2008 Feb; 34(1):17-40; v. PMID: 18329530.
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    47. Lee DM, Kiener HP, Agarwal SK, Noss EH, Watts GF, Chisaka O, Takeichi M, Brenner MB. Cadherin-11 in synovial lining formation and pathology in arthritis. Science. 2007 Feb 16; 315(5814):1006-10. PMID: 17255475.
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    48. Agarwal SK, Brenner MB. Role of adhesion molecules in synovial inflammation. Curr Opin Rheumatol. 2006 May; 18(3):268-76. PMID: 16582691.
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    49. Kiener HP, Lee DM, Agarwal SK, Brenner MB. Cadherin-11 induces rheumatoid arthritis fibroblast-like synoviocytes to form lining layers in vitro. Am J Pathol. 2006 May; 168(5):1486-99. PMID: 16651616; PMCID: PMC1606584.
    50. Agarwal SK, Maier AL, Chibnik LB, Coblyn JS, Fossel A, Lee R, Fanikos J, Fiumara K, Lowry C, Weinblatt ME. Pattern of infliximab utilization in rheumatoid arthritis patients at an academic medical center. Arthritis Rheum. 2005 Dec 15; 53(6):872-8. PMID: 16342095.
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    51. Agarwal SK, Monach PA, Docken WP, Coblyn JS. Characterization of relapses in adult idiopathic inflammatory myopathies. Clin Rheumatol. 2006 Jul; 25(4):476-81. PMID: 16267604.
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    52. Cohen L, Baile WF, Henninger E, Agarwal SK, Kudelka AP, Lenzi R, Sterner J, Marshall GD. Physiological and psychological effects of delivering medical news using a simulated physician-patient scenario. J Behav Med. 2003 Oct; 26(5):459-71. PMID: 14593853.
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