RUTH LUNA

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionBaylor College of Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Pathology & Immunology
Address6621 FANNIN
Houston, TX 77030
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    1. Poon SSB, Hung LY, Wu Q, Parathan P, Yalcinkaya N, Haag A, Luna RA, Bornstein JC, Savidge TC, Foong JPP. Neonatal antibiotics have long term sex-dependent effects on the enteric nervous system. J Physiol. 2022 10; 600(19):4303-4323. PMID: 36082768; PMCID: PMC9826436.
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    2. Blackman AC, Thapa S, Venkatachalam A, Horvath TD, Runge JK, Haidacher SJ, Hoch KM, Haag AM, Luna RA, Anagnostou A. Insights into Microbiome and Metabolic Signatures of Children Undergoing Peanut Oral Immunotherapy. Children (Basel). 2022 Aug 09; 9(8). PMID: 36010081; PMCID: PMC9406383.
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    3. Zuniga-Kennedy M, Davoren M, Shuffrey LC, Luna RA, Savidge T, Prasad V, Anderson GM, Veenstra-VanderWeele J, Williams KC, Zuniga-Kennedy M, Davoren M, Shuffrey LC, Luna RA, Savidge T, Prasad V, Anderson GM, Veenstra-VanderWeele J, Williams KC. Intestinal Predictors of Whole Blood Serotonin Levels in Children With or Without Autism. J Autism Dev Disord. 2022 Sep; 52(9):3780-3789. PMID: 35726077.
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    4. Horvath TD, Ihekweazu FD, Haidacher SJ, Ruan W, Engevik KA, Fultz R, Hoch KM, Luna RA, Oezguen N, Spinler JK, Haag AM, Versalovic J, Engevik MA, Horvath TD, Ihekweazu FD, Haidacher SJ, Ruan W, Engevik KA, Fultz R, Hoch KM, Luna RA, Oezguen N, Spinler JK, Haag AM, Versalovic J, Engevik MA. Bacteroides ovatus colonization influences the abundance of intestinal short chain fatty acids and neurotransmitters. iScience. 2022 May 20; 25(5):104158. PMID: 35494230; PMCID: PMC9038548.
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    5. Kellermayer R, Wu Q, Nagy-Szakal D, Queliza K, Ihekweazu FD, Bocchini CE, Magee AR, Oezguen N, Spinler JK, Hollister EB, Shulman RJ, Versalovic J, Luna RA, Savidge TC, Kellermayer R, Wu Q, Nagy-Szakal D, Queliza K, Ihekweazu FD, Bocchini CE, Magee AR, Oezguen N, Spinler JK, Hollister EB, Shulman RJ, Versalovic J, Luna RA, Savidge TC. Fecal Microbiota Transplantation Commonly Failed in Children With Co-Morbidities. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2022 02 01; 74(2):227-235. PMID: 34724447; PMCID: PMC8799498.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    6. Thapa S, Luna RA, Chumpitazi BP, Oezguen N, Abdel-Rahman SM, Garg U, Musaad S, Versalovic J, Kearns GL, Shulman RJ, Thapa S, Luna RA, Chumpitazi BP, Oezguen N, Abdel-Rahman SM, Garg U, Musaad S, Versalovic J, Kearns GL, Shulman RJ. Peppermint oil effects on the gut microbiome in children with functional abdominal pain. Clin Transl Sci. 2022 04; 15(4):1036-1049. PMID: 35048535; PMCID: PMC9010253.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    7. Spinler JK, Raza S, Thapa S, Venkatachalam A, Scott T, Runge JK, Dunn J, Versalovic J, Luna RA, Spinler JK, Raza S, Thapa S, Venkatachalam A, Scott T, Runge JK, Dunn J, Versalovic J, Luna RA. Comparison of Whole Genome Sequencing and Repetitive Element PCR for Multidrug-Resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa Strain Typing. J Mol Diagn. 2022 02; 24(2):158-166. PMID: 34775029.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    8. Boonma P, Shapiro JM, Hollister EB, Badu S, Wu Q, Weidler EM, Abraham BP, Devaraj S, Luna RA, Versalovic J, Heitkemper MM, Savidge TC, Shulman RJ, Boonma P, Shapiro JM, Hollister EB, Badu S, Wu Q, Weidler EM, Abraham BP, Devaraj S, Luna RA, Versalovic J, Heitkemper MM, Savidge TC, Shulman RJ. Probiotic VSL#3 Treatment Reduces Colonic Permeability and Abdominal Pain Symptoms in Patients With Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Front Pain Res (Lausanne). 2021; 2:691689. PMID: 35295488; PMCID: PMC8915646.
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    9. Thapa S, Sheu JC, Venkatachalam A, Runge JK, Luna RA, Calarge CA, Thapa S, Sheu JC, Venkatachalam A, Runge JK, Luna RA, Calarge CA. Gut microbiome in adolescent depression. J Affect Disord. 2021 09 01; 292:500-507. PMID: 34146902; PMCID: PMC8282757.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    10. Thapa S, Venkatachalam A, Khan N, Naqvi M, Balderas M, Runge JK, Haag A, Hoch KM, Glaze DG, Luna RA, Motil KJ, Thapa S, Venkatachalam A, Khan N, Naqvi M, Balderas M, Runge JK, Haag A, Hoch KM, Glaze DG, Luna RA, Motil KJ. Assessment of the gut bacterial microbiome and metabolome of girls and women with Rett Syndrome. PLoS One. 2021; 16(5):e0251231. PMID: 33956889; PMCID: PMC8101921.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    11. Marquez L, Koy T, Spinler JK, Luna RA, Tocco L, Fasciano L, Dunn J, Campbell JR, Marquez L, Koy T, Spinler JK, Luna RA, Tocco L, Fasciano L, Dunn J, Campbell JR. Reinfection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) B.1.1.7 variant in an immunocompromised adolescent. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2022 08; 43(8):1088-1090. PMID: 33934744; PMCID: PMC8144827.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    
    12. Hill-Yardin EL, Grabrucker AM, Franks AE, Luna RA, Monif M, Hill-Yardin EL, Grabrucker AM, Franks AE, Luna RA, Monif M. Editorial: Interactions of the Nervous System With Bacteria. Front Neurosci. 2021; 15:682744. PMID: 33967691; PMCID: PMC8102789.
      Citations: 1     
    13. Kamp KJ, Plantinga AM, Cain KC, Burr RL, Barney P, Jarrett M, Luna RA, Savidge T, Shulman R, Heitkemper MM, Kamp KJ, Plantinga AM, Cain KC, Burr RL, Barney P, Jarrett M, Luna RA, Savidge T, Shulman R, Heitkemper MM. A Comprehensive Self-Management Program With Diet Education Does Not Alter Microbiome Characteristics in Women With Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Biol Res Nurs. 2021 07; 23(3):471-480. PMID: 33412896; PMCID: PMC8755949.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    14. Engevik MA, Danhof HA, Auchtung J, Endres BT, Ruan W, Bassères E, Engevik AC, Wu Q, Nicholson M, Luna RA, Garey KW, Crawford SE, Estes MK, Lux R, Yacyshyn MB, Yacyshyn B, Savidge T, Britton RA, Versalovic J, Engevik MA, Danhof HA, Auchtung J, Endres BT, Ruan W, Bassères E, Engevik AC, Wu Q, Nicholson M, Luna RA, Garey KW, Crawford SE, Estes MK, Lux R, Yacyshyn MB, Yacyshyn B, Savidge T, Britton RA, Versalovic J, Bass?res E. Fusobacteriumnucleatum Adheres to Clostridioides difficile via the RadD Adhesin to Enhance Biofilm Formation in Intestinal Mucus. Gastroenterology. 2021 03; 160(4):1301-1314.e8. PMID: 33227279; PMCID: PMC7956072.
      Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    15. Engevik MA, Engevik AC, Engevik KA, Auchtung JM, Chang-Graham AL, Ruan W, Luna RA, Hyser JM, Spinler JK, Versalovic J, Engevik MA, Engevik AC, Engevik KA, Auchtung JM, Chang-Graham AL, Ruan W, Luna RA, Hyser JM, Spinler JK, Versalovic J. Mucin-Degrading Microbes Release Monosaccharides That Chemoattract Clostridioides difficile and Facilitate Colonization of the Human Intestinal Mucus Layer. ACS Infect Dis. 2021 05 14; 7(5):1126-1142. PMID: 33176423; PMCID: PMC8110611.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    16. Thapa S, Runge JK, Venkatachalam A, Denne C, Luna RA, Anon JB, Thapa S, Runge JK, Venkatachalam A, Denne C, Luna RA, Anon JB. The Nasopharyngeal and Gut Microbiota in Children in a Pediatric Otolaryngology Practice. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2020 09; 39(9):e226-e233. PMID: 32453194.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    17. Spinler JK, Oezguen N, Runge JK, Luna RA, Karri V, Yang J, Hirschi KD, Spinler JK, Oezguen N, Runge JK, Luna RA, Karri V, Yang J, Hirschi KD. Dietary impact of a plant-derived microRNA on the gut microbiome. ExRNA. 2020; 2. PMID: 33542959; PMCID: PMC7856875.
      Citations: 3     
    18. Kamp KJ, Cain KC, Utleg A, Burr RL, Raftery D, Luna RA, Shulman RJ, Heitkemper MM, Kamp KJ, Cain KC, Utleg A, Burr RL, Raftery D, Luna RA, Shulman RJ, Heitkemper MM. Bile Acids and Microbiome Among Individuals With Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Healthy Volunteers. Biol Res Nurs. 2021 01; 23(1):65-74. PMID: 32666807; PMCID: PMC7874368.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    19. Foster CE, Kok M, Flores AR, Minard CG, Luna RA, Lamberth LB, Kaplan SL, Hulten KG, Foster CE, Kok M, Flores AR, Minard CG, Luna RA, Lamberth LB, Kaplan SL, Hulten KG. Adhesin genes and biofilm formation among pediatric Staphylococcus aureus?isolates from implant-associated infections. PLoS One. 2020; 15(6):e0235115. PMID: 32569268; PMCID: PMC7307771.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    20. Hung LY, Parathan P, Boonma P, Wu Q, Wang Y, Haag A, Luna RA, Bornstein JC, Savidge TC, Foong JPP, Hung LY, Parathan P, Boonma P, Wu Q, Wang Y, Haag A, Luna RA, Bornstein JC, Savidge TC, Foong JPP. Antibiotic exposure postweaning disrupts the neurochemistry and function of enteric neurons mediating colonic motor activity. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 2020 06 01; 318(6):G1042-G1053. PMID: 32390463; PMCID: PMC7311661.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    21. Luck B, Engevik MA, Ganesh BP, Lackey EP, Lin T, Balderas M, Major A, Runge J, Luna RA, Sillitoe RV, Versalovic J, Luck B, Engevik MA, Ganesh BP, Lackey EP, Lin T, Balderas M, Major A, Runge J, Luna RA, Sillitoe RV, Versalovic J. Bifidobacteria shape host neural circuits during postnatal development by promoting synapse formation and microglial function. Sci Rep. 2020 05 08; 10(1):7737. PMID: 32385412; PMCID: PMC7210968.
      Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    22. Andersson JA, Peniche AG, Galindo CL, Boonma P, Sha J, Luna RA, Savidge TC, Chopra AK, Dann SM, Andersson JA, Peniche AG, Galindo CL, Boonma P, Sha J, Luna RA, Savidge TC, Chopra AK, Dann SM. New Host-Directed Therapeutics for the Treatment of Clostridioides difficile Infection. mBio. 2020 03 10; 11(2). PMID: 32156806; PMCID: PMC7064747.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    23. Saurman V, Margolis KG, Luna RA, Saurman V, Margolis KG, Luna RA. Autism Spectrum Disorder as a Brain-Gut-Microbiome Axis Disorder. Dig Dis Sci. 2020 03; 65(3):818-828. PMID: 32056091; PMCID: PMC7580230.
      Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    24. Pammi M, Thapa S, Balderas M, Runge JK, Venkatachalam A, Luna RA, Pammi M, Thapa S, Balderas M, Runge JK, Venkatachalam A, Luna RA. Microbiome signatures in neonatal central line associated bloodstream infections. PLoS One. 2020; 15(1):e0227967. PMID: 31945114; PMCID: PMC6964844.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    25. Spinler JK, Raza S, Runge JK, Luna RA, Spinler JK, Raza S, Runge JK, Luna RA. Complete Genome Sequence of the Multidrug-Resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa Endemic Houston-1 Strain, Isolated from a Pediatric Patient with Cystic Fibrosis and Assembled Using Oxford Nanopore and Illumina Sequencing. Microbiol Resour Announc. 2019 Oct 24; 8(43). PMID: 31649076; PMCID: PMC6813388.
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    26. Spinler JK, Gonzales-Luna AJ, Raza S, Runge JK, Luna RA, Savidge TC, Garey KW, Spinler JK, Gonzales-Luna AJ, Raza S, Runge JK, Luna RA, Savidge TC, Garey KW. Complete Genome Sequence of Clostridioides difficile Ribotype 255 Strain Mta-79, Assembled Using Oxford Nanopore and Illumina Sequencing. Microbiol Resour Announc. 2019 Oct 17; 8(42). PMID: 31624167; PMCID: PMC6797532.
      Citations: 3     
    27. Spinner JA, Bocchini CE, Luna RA, Thapa S, Balderas MA, Denfield SW, Dreyer WJ, Nagy-Szakal D, Ihekweazu FD, Versalovic J, Savidge T, Kellermayer R, Spinner JA, Bocchini CE, Luna RA, Thapa S, Balderas MA, Denfield SW, Dreyer WJ, Nagy-Szakal D, Ihekweazu FD, Versalovic J, Savidge T, Kellermayer R. Fecal microbiota transplantation in a toddler after heart transplant was a safe and effective treatment for recurrent Clostridiodes difficile infection: A case report. Pediatr Transplant. 2020 02; 24(1):e13598. PMID: 31617299; PMCID: PMC6982574.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    28. Arnold LE, Luna RA, Williams K, Chan J, Parker RA, Wu Q, Hollway JA, Jeffs A, Lu F, Coury DL, Hayes C, Savidge T, Arnold LE, Luna RA, Williams K, Chan J, Parker RA, Wu Q, Hollway JA, Jeffs A, Lu F, Coury DL, Hayes C, Savidge T. Probiotics for Gastrointestinal Symptoms and Quality of Life in Autism: A Placebo-Controlled Pilot Trial. J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol. 2019 11; 29(9):659-669. PMID: 31478755; PMCID: PMC7364307.
      Citations: 21     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    29. Oezguen N, Yalcinkaya N, Kücükali CI, Dahdouli M, Hollister EB, Luna RA, Türkoglu R, Kürtüncü M, Eraksoy M, Savidge TC, Tüzün E, Oezguen N, Yalcinkaya N, Kücükali CI, Dahdouli M, Hollister EB, Luna RA, Türkoglu R, Kürtüncü M, Eraksoy M, Savidge TC, Tüzün E, K?c?kali CI, T?rkoglu R, K?rt?nc? M, Eraksoy M, T?z?n E. Microbiota stratification identifies disease-specific alterations in neuro-Beh?et's disease and multiple sclerosis. Clin Exp Rheumatol. 2019 Nov-Dec; 37 Suppl 121(6):58-66. PMID: 31172918.
      Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    30. Israelyan N, Del Colle A, Li Z, Park Y, Xing A, Jacobsen JPR, Luna RA, Jensen DD, Madra M, Saurman V, Rahim R, Latorre R, Law K, Carson W, Bunnett NW, Caron MG, Margolis KG, Israelyan N, Del Colle A, Li Z, Park Y, Xing A, Jacobsen JPR, Luna RA, Jensen DD, Madra M, Saurman V, Rahim R, Latorre R, Law K, Carson W, Bunnett NW, Caron MG, Margolis KG. Effects of Serotonin and Slow-Release 5-Hydroxytryptophan on Gastrointestinal Motility in a Mouse Model of Depression. Gastroenterology. 2019 08; 157(2):507-521.e4. PMID: 31071306; PMCID: PMC6650329.
      Citations: 25     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    31. Hung LY, Boonma P, Unterweger P, Parathan P, Haag A, Luna RA, Bornstein JC, Savidge TC, Foong JPP, Hung LY, Boonma P, Unterweger P, Parathan P, Haag A, Luna RA, Bornstein JC, Savidge TC, Foong JPP. Neonatal Antibiotics Disrupt?Motility and Enteric Neural Circuits in Mouse Colon. Cell Mol Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2019; 8(2):298-300.e6. PMID: 31022477; PMCID: PMC6717783.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    32. Hollister EB, Oezguen N, Chumpitazi BP, Luna RA, Weidler EM, Rubio-Gonzales M, Dahdouli M, Cope JL, Mistretta TA, Raza S, Metcalf GA, Muzny DM, Gibbs RA, Petrosino JF, Heitkemper M, Savidge TC, Shulman RJ, Versalovic J, Hollister EB, Oezguen N, Chumpitazi BP, Luna RA, Weidler EM, Rubio-Gonzales M, Dahdouli M, Cope JL, Mistretta TA, Raza S, Metcalf GA, Muzny DM, Gibbs RA, Petrosino JF, Heitkemper M, Savidge TC, Shulman RJ, Versalovic J. Leveraging Human Microbiome Features to Diagnose and Stratify Children with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. J Mol Diagn. 2019 05; 21(3):449-461. PMID: 31005411; PMCID: PMC6504675.
      Citations: 25     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    33. Ford SL, Lohmann P, Preidis GA, Gordon PS, O'Donnell A, Hagan J, Venkatachalam A, Balderas M, Luna RA, Hair AB, Ford SL, Lohmann P, Preidis GA, Gordon PS, O'Donnell A, Hagan J, Venkatachalam A, Balderas M, Luna RA, Hair AB. Improved feeding tolerance and growth are linked to increased gut microbial community diversity in very-low-birth-weight infants fed mother's own milk compared with donor breast milk. Am J Clin Nutr. 2019 04 01; 109(4):1088-1097. PMID: 30982856; PMCID: PMC6462428.
      Citations: 23     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsCTClinical Trials
    34. Brumlow CE, Luna RA, Hollister EB, Gomez JA, Burcham LA, Cowdrey MB, Primm TP, Brumlow CE, Luna RA, Hollister EB, Gomez JA, Burcham LA, Cowdrey MB, Primm TP. Biochemical but not compositional recovery of skin mucosal microbiome communities after disruption. Infect Drug Resist. 2019; 12:399-416. PMID: 30863123; PMCID: PMC6388737.
      Citations: 3     
    35. Pammi M, Lal CV, Wagner BD, Mourani PM, Lohmann P, Luna RA, Sisson A, Shivanna B, Hollister EB, Abman SH, Versalovic J, Connett GJ, Bhandari V, Ambalavanan N, Pammi M, Lal CV, Wagner BD, Mourani PM, Lohmann P, Luna RA, Sisson A, Shivanna B, Hollister EB, Abman SH, Versalovic J, Connett GJ, Bhandari V, Ambalavanan N. Airway Microbiome and Development of Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia in Preterm Infants: A Systematic Review. J Pediatr. 2019 01; 204:126-133.e2. PMID: 30297287.
      Citations: 25     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    36. Kourosh A, Luna RA, Balderas M, Nance C, Anagnostou A, Devaraj S, Davis CM, Kourosh A, Luna RA, Balderas M, Nance C, Anagnostou A, Devaraj S, Davis CM. Fecal microbiome signatures are different in food-allergic children compared to siblings and healthy children. Pediatr Allergy Immunol. 2018 08; 29(5):545-554. PMID: 29624747.
      Citations: 26     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    37. Luk B, Veeraragavan S, Engevik M, Balderas M, Major A, Runge J, Luna RA, Versalovic J, Luk B, Veeraragavan S, Engevik M, Balderas M, Major A, Runge J, Luna RA, Versalovic J. Postnatal colonization with human "infant-type" Bifidobacterium species alters behavior of adult gnotobiotic mice. PLoS One. 2018; 13(5):e0196510. PMID: 29763437; PMCID: PMC5953436.
      Citations: 25     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    38. Pahwa R, Balderas M, Jialal I, Chen X, Luna RA, Devaraj S, Pahwa R, Balderas M, Jialal I, Chen X, Luna RA, Devaraj S. Gut Microbiome and Inflammation: A Study of Diabetic Inflammasome-Knockout Mice. J Diabetes Res. 2017; 2017:6519785. PMID: 29435463; PMCID: PMC5804379.
      Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    39. Costea PI, Zeller G, Sunagawa S, Pelletier E, Alberti A, Levenez F, Tramontano M, Driessen M, Hercog R, Jung FE, Kultima JR, Hayward MR, Coelho LP, Allen-Vercoe E, Bertrand L, Blaut M, Brown JRM, Carton T, Cools-Portier S, Daigneault M, Derrien M, Druesne A, de Vos WM, Finlay BB, Flint HJ, Guarner F, Hattori M, Heilig H, Luna RA, van Hylckama Vlieg J, Junick J, Klymiuk I, Langella P, Le Chatelier E, Mai V, Manichanh C, Martin JC, Mery C, Morita H, O'Toole PW, Orvain C, Patil KR, Penders J, Persson S, Pons N, Popova M, Salonen A, Saulnier D, Scott KP, Singh B, Slezak K, Veiga P, Versalovic J, Zhao L, Zoetendal EG, Ehrlich SD, Dore J, Bork P, Costea PI, Zeller G, Sunagawa S, Pelletier E, Alberti A, Levenez F, Tramontano M, Driessen M, Hercog R, Jung FE, Kultima JR, Hayward MR, Coelho LP, Allen-Vercoe E, Bertrand L, Blaut M, Brown JRM, Carton T, Cools-Portier S, Daigneault M, Derrien M, Druesne A, de Vos WM, Finlay BB, Flint HJ, Guarner F, Hattori M, Heilig H, Luna RA, van Hylckama Vlieg J, Junick J, Klymiuk I, Langella P, Le Chatelier E, Mai V, Manichanh C, Martin JC, Mery C, Morita H, O'Toole PW, Orvain C, Patil KR, Penders J, Persson S, Pons N, Popova M, Salonen A, Saulnier D, Scott KP, Singh B, Slezak K, Veiga P, Versalovic J, Zhao L, Zoetendal EG, Ehrlich SD, Dore J, Bork P, Pelletier E, Alberti A, Bertrand L, Carton T, Cools-Portier S, Mery C, Orvain C, Persson S, Popova M. Towards standards for human fecal sample processing in metagenomic studies. Nat Biotechnol. 2017 Nov; 35(11):1069-1076. PMID: 28967887.
      Citations: 231     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    40. Spinler JK, Auchtung J, Brown A, Boonma P, Oezguen N, Ross CL, Luna RA, Runge J, Versalovic J, Peniche A, Dann SM, Britton RA, Haag A, Savidge TC, Spinler JK, Auchtung J, Brown A, Boonma P, Oezguen N, Ross CL, Luna RA, Runge J, Versalovic J, Peniche A, Dann SM, Britton RA, Haag A, Savidge TC, Ross CL. Next-Generation Probiotics Targeting Clostridium difficile through Precursor-Directed Antimicrobial Biosynthesis. Infect Immun. 2017 10; 85(10). PMID: 28760934; PMCID: PMC5607411.
      Citations: 25     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    41. Versalovic J, Dore J, Guarner F, Luna RA, Ringel Y, Versalovic J, Dore J, Guarner F, Luna RA, Ringel Y. Microbiome-Based Diagnostics: Ready for Applications in Laboratory Medicine? Clin Chem. 2017 11; 63(11):1674-1679. PMID: 28882888.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    42. Flores AR, Luna RA, Runge JK, Shelburne SA, Baker CJ, Flores AR, Luna RA, Runge JK, Shelburne SA, Baker CJ. Cluster of Fatal Group A Streptococcal emm87 Infections in a Single Family: Molecular Basis for Invasion and Transmission. J Infect Dis. 2017 06 01; 215(11):1648-1652. PMID: 28383686.
      Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    43. Labus JS, Hollister EB, Jacobs J, Kirbach K, Oezguen N, Gupta A, Acosta J, Luna RA, Aagaard K, Versalovic J, Savidge T, Hsiao E, Tillisch K, Mayer EA, Labus JS, Hollister EB, Jacobs J, Kirbach K, Oezguen N, Gupta A, Acosta J, Luna RA, Aagaard K, Versalovic J, Savidge T, Hsiao E, Tillisch K, Mayer EA. Differences in gut microbial composition correlate with regional brain volumes in irritable bowel syndrome. Microbiome. 2017 05 01; 5(1):49. PMID: 28457228; PMCID: PMC5410709.
      Citations: 95     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    44. Luna RA, Oezguen N, Balderas M, Venkatachalam A, Runge JK, Versalovic J, Veenstra-VanderWeele J, Anderson GM, Savidge T, Williams KC, Luna RA, Oezguen N, Balderas M, Venkatachalam A, Runge JK, Versalovic J, Veenstra-VanderWeele J, Anderson GM, Savidge T, Williams KC. Distinct Microbiome-Neuroimmune Signatures Correlate With?Functional Abdominal Pain in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder. Cell Mol Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2017 Mar; 3(2):218-230. PMID: 28275689; PMCID: PMC5331780.
      Citations: 94     Fields:    
    45. Preidis GA, Luna RA, Hollister EB, Schady D, Gao C, Finegold MJ, Versalovic J, Shulman RJ, Preidis GA, Luna RA, Hollister EB, Schady D, Gao C, Finegold MJ, Versalovic J, Shulman RJ. The mucosal microbiota in a young child with severe non-Helicobacter gastritis. Therap Adv Gastroenterol. 2016 Sep; 9(5):749-51. PMID: 27582889; PMCID: PMC4984332.
      Citations:    
    46. Shulman RJ, Hollister EB, Cain K, Czyzewski DI, Self MM, Weidler EM, Devaraj S, Luna RA, Versalovic J, Heitkemper M, Shulman RJ, Hollister EB, Cain K, Czyzewski DI, Self MM, Weidler EM, Devaraj S, Luna RA, Versalovic J, Heitkemper M. Psyllium Fiber Reduces Abdominal Pain in Children With Irritable Bowel Syndrome in a Randomized, Double-Blind Trial. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2017 May; 15(5):712-719.e4. PMID: 27080737; PMCID: PMC5064811.
      Citations: 21     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    47. Chehoud C, Dryga A, Hwang Y, Nagy-Szakal D, Hollister EB, Luna RA, Versalovic J, Kellermayer R, Bushman FD, Chehoud C, Dryga A, Hwang Y, Nagy-Szakal D, Hollister EB, Luna RA, Versalovic J, Kellermayer R, Bushman FD. Transfer of Viral Communities between Human Individuals during Fecal Microbiota Transplantation. mBio. 2016 Mar 29; 7(2):e00322. PMID: 27025251; PMCID: PMC4817255.
      Citations: 55     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    48. Luna RA, Savidge TC, Williams KC, Luna RA, Savidge TC, Williams KC. The Brain-Gut-Microbiome Axis: What Role Does It Play in Autism Spectrum Disorder? Curr Dev Disord Rep. 2016 Mar; 3(1):75-81. PMID: 27398286; PMCID: PMC4933016.
      Citations: 18     
    49. Boyanton BL, Freij BJ, Robinson-Dunn B, Makin J, Runge JK, Luna RA, Boyanton BL, Freij BJ, Robinson-Dunn B, Makin J, Runge JK, Luna RA. Neonatal Pasteurella multocida subsp. septica Meningitis Traced to Household Cats: Molecular Linkage Analysis Using Repetitive-Sequence-Based PCR. J Clin Microbiol. 2016 Jan; 54(1):230-2. PMID: 26491173; PMCID: PMC4702763.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    50. Hollister EB, Riehle K, Luna RA, Weidler EM, Rubio-Gonzales M, Mistretta TA, Raza S, Doddapaneni HV, Metcalf GA, Muzny DM, Gibbs RA, Petrosino JF, Shulman RJ, Versalovic J, Hollister EB, Riehle K, Luna RA, Weidler EM, Rubio-Gonzales M, Mistretta TA, Raza S, Doddapaneni HV, Metcalf GA, Muzny DM, Gibbs RA, Petrosino JF, Shulman RJ, Versalovic J. Structure and function of the healthy pre-adolescent pediatric gut microbiome. Microbiome. 2015 Aug 26; 3:36. PMID: 26306392; PMCID: PMC4550057.
      Citations: 124     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    51. Gargis AS, Kalman L, Bick DP, da Silva C, Dimmock DP, Funke BH, Gowrisankar S, Hegde MR, Kulkarni S, Mason CE, Nagarajan R, Voelkerding KV, Worthey EA, Aziz N, Barnes J, Bennett SF, Bisht H, Church DM, Dimitrova Z, Gargis SR, Hafez N, Hambuch T, Hyland FC, Luna RA, MacCannell D, Mann T, McCluskey MR, McDaniel TK, Ganova-Raeva LM, Rehm HL, Reid J, Campo DS, Resnick RB, Ridge PG, Salit ML, Skums P, Wong LJ, Zehnbauer BA, Zook JM, Lubin IM, Gargis AS, Kalman L, Bick DP, da Silva C, Dimmock DP, Funke BH, Gowrisankar S, Hegde MR, Kulkarni S, Mason CE, Nagarajan R, Voelkerding KV, Worthey EA, Aziz N, Barnes J, Bennett SF, Bisht H, Church DM, Dimitrova Z, Gargis SR, Hafez N, Hambuch T, Hyland FC, Luna RA, MacCannell D, Mann T, McCluskey MR, McDaniel TK, Ganova-Raeva LM, Rehm HL, Reid J, Campo DS, Resnick RB, Ridge PG, Salit ML, Skums P, Wong LJ, Zehnbauer BA, Zook JM, Lubin IM. Good laboratory practice for clinical next-generation sequencing informatics pipelines. Nat Biotechnol. 2015 Jul; 33(7):689-93. PMID: 26154004; PMCID: PMC6504172.
      Citations: 60     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    52. Davidovics ZH, Carter BA, Luna RA, Hollister EB, Shulman RJ, Versalovic J, Davidovics ZH, Carter BA, Luna RA, Hollister EB, Shulman RJ, Versalovic J. The Fecal Microbiome in Pediatric Patients With Short Bowel Syndrome. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2016 11; 40(8):1106-1113. PMID: 26059898; PMCID: PMC4874906.
      Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    53. Kao CC, Cope JL, Hsu JW, Dwarkanath P, Karnes JM, Luna RA, Hollister EB, Thame MM, Kurpad AV, Jahoor F, Kao CC, Cope JL, Hsu JW, Dwarkanath P, Karnes JM, Luna RA, Hollister EB, Thame MM, Kurpad AV, Jahoor F. The Microbiome, Intestinal Function, and Arginine Metabolism of Healthy Indian Women Are Different from Those of American and Jamaican Women. J Nutr. 2015 Apr 01; 146(4):706-713. PMID: 26962180.
      Citations: 15     Fields:    
    54. Kellermayer R, Nagy-Szakal D, Harris RA, Luna RA, Pitashny M, Schady D, Mir SA, Lopez ME, Gilger MA, Belmont J, Hollister EB, Versalovic J, Kellermayer R, Nagy-Szakal D, Harris RA, Luna RA, Pitashny M, Schady D, Mir SA, Lopez ME, Gilger MA, Belmont J, Hollister EB, Versalovic J. Serial fecal microbiota transplantation alters mucosal gene expression in pediatric ulcerative colitis. Am J Gastroenterol. 2015 Apr; 110(4):604-6. PMID: 25853207; PMCID: PMC4883582.
      Citations: 29     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    55. Luna RA, Foster JA, Luna RA, Foster JA. Gut brain axis: diet microbiota interactions and implications for modulation of anxiety and depression. Curr Opin Biotechnol. 2015 Apr; 32:35-41. PMID: 25448230.
      Citations: 90     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    56. Lohmann P, Luna RA, Hollister EB, Devaraj S, Mistretta TA, Welty SE, Versalovic J, Lohmann P, Luna RA, Hollister EB, Devaraj S, Mistretta TA, Welty SE, Versalovic J. The airway microbiome of intubated premature infants: characteristics and changes that predict the development of bronchopulmonary dysplasia. Pediatr Res. 2014 Sep; 76(3):294-301. PMID: 24941215.
      Citations: 58     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    57. Chumpitazi BP, Hollister EB, Oezguen N, Tsai CM, McMeans AR, Luna RA, Savidge TC, Versalovic J, Shulman RJ, Chumpitazi BP, Hollister EB, Oezguen N, Tsai CM, McMeans AR, Luna RA, Savidge TC, Versalovic J, Shulman RJ. Gut microbiota influences low fermentable substrate diet efficacy in children with irritable bowel syndrome. Gut Microbes. 2014 Mar-Apr; 5(2):165-75. PMID: 24637601; PMCID: PMC4063841.
      Citations: 50     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    58. Chavan RS, Pannaraj PS, Luna RA, Szabo S, Adesina A, Versalovic J, Krance RA, Kennedy-Nasser AA, Chavan RS, Pannaraj PS, Luna RA, Szabo S, Adesina A, Versalovic J, Krance RA, Kennedy-Nasser AA, Chavan RS. Significant morbidity and mortality attributable to rothia mucilaginosa infections in children with hematological malignancies or following hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2013 Aug; 30(5):445-54. PMID: 23659597.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    59. Nagy-Szakal D, Hollister EB, Luna RA, Szigeti R, Tatevian N, Smith CW, Versalovic J, Kellermayer R, Nagy-Szakal D, Hollister EB, Luna RA, Szigeti R, Tatevian N, Smith CW, Versalovic J, Kellermayer R. Cellulose supplementation early in life ameliorates colitis in adult mice. PLoS One. 2013; 8(2):e56685. PMID: 23437211; PMCID: PMC3577696.
      Citations: 29     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    60. Luna RA, Millecker LA, Webb CR, Mason SK, Whaley EM, Starke JR, Hiatt PW, Versalovic J, Luna RA, Millecker LA, Webb CR, Mason SK, Whaley EM, Starke JR, Hiatt PW, Versalovic J. Molecular epidemiological surveillance of multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates in a pediatric population of patients with cystic fibrosis and determination of risk factors for infection with the Houston-1 strain. J Clin Microbiol. 2013 Apr; 51(4):1237-40. PMID: 23303498; PMCID: PMC3666811.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
    61. Ing J, Mason EO, Kaplan SL, Lamberth LB, Revell PA, Luna RA, Hulten KG, Ing J, Mason EO, Kaplan SL, Lamberth LB, Revell PA, Luna RA, Hulten KG. Characterization of nontypeable and atypical Streptococcus pneumoniae pediatric isolates from 1994 to 2010. J Clin Microbiol. 2012 Apr; 50(4):1326-30. PMID: 22238440; PMCID: PMC3318545.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    62. Luna RA, Boyanton BL, Mehta S, Courtney EM, Webb CR, Revell PA, Versalovic J, Luna RA, Boyanton BL, Mehta S, Courtney EM, Webb CR, Revell PA, Versalovic J. Rapid stool-based diagnosis of Clostridium difficile infection by real-time PCR in a children's hospital. J Clin Microbiol. 2011 Mar; 49(3):851-7. PMID: 21209161; PMCID: PMC3067744.
      Citations: 22     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    63. Venkatesh M, Flores A, Luna RA, Versalovic J, Venkatesh M, Flores A, Luna RA, Versalovic J. Molecular microbiological methods in the diagnosis of neonatal sepsis. Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther. 2010 Sep; 8(9):1037-48. PMID: 20818947; PMCID: PMC2956278.
      Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    64. Wenzel JJ, Panning M, Kaul KL, Mangold KA, Revell PA, Luna RA, Zepeda H, Perea L, Vazquez-Perez JA, Young S, Rodic-Polic B, Eickmann M, Drosten C, Jilg W, Reischl U, Wenzel JJ, Panning M, Kaul KL, Mangold KA, Revell PA, Luna RA, Zepeda H, Perea L, Vazquez-Perez JA, Young S, Rodic-Polic B, Eickmann M, Drosten C, Jilg W, Reischl U, Wenzel JJ, Zepeda H. Analytical performance determination and clinical validation of the novel Roche RealTime Ready Influenza A/H1N1 Detection Set. J Clin Microbiol. 2010 Sep; 48(9):3088-94. PMID: 20610677; PMCID: PMC2937696.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    65. Petrosino JF, Highlander S, Luna RA, Gibbs RA, Versalovic J, Petrosino JF, Highlander S, Luna RA, Gibbs RA, Versalovic J. Metagenomic pyrosequencing and microbial identification. Clin Chem. 2009 May; 55(5):856-66. PMID: 19264858; PMCID: PMC2892905.
      Citations: 153     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    66. Boyanton BL, Luna RA, Fasciano LR, Menne KG, Versalovic J, Boyanton BL, Luna RA, Fasciano LR, Menne KG, Versalovic J. DNA pyrosequencing-based identification of pathogenic Candida species by using the internal transcribed spacer 2 region. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2008 Apr; 132(4):667-74. PMID: 18384218.
      Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    67. Luna RA, Fasciano LR, Jones SC, Boyanton BL, Ton TT, Versalovic J, Luna RA, Fasciano LR, Jones SC, Boyanton BL, Ton TT, Versalovic J. DNA pyrosequencing-based bacterial pathogen identification in a pediatric hospital setting. J Clin Microbiol. 2007 Sep; 45(9):2985-92. PMID: 17652476; PMCID: PMC2045277.
      Citations: 26     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    68. Goytia VK, Demmler GJ, Pannaraj PS, Luna RA, Versalovic J, Goytia VK, Demmler GJ, Pannaraj PS, Luna RA, Versalovic J. An unusual cause of sepsis and meningitis in a neonate. Semin Pediatr Infect Dis. 2006 Oct; 17(4):187, 225-7. PMID: 17055368.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    69. Blakey GL, Luna RA, Versalovic J, Blakey GL, Luna RA, Versalovic J. Infectious diseases testing. Curr Protoc Hum Genet. 2005 Nov; Chapter 9:Unit 9.18. PMID: 18428383.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
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