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InstitutionMD Anderson
DepartmentInfectious Diseases, Infection Control, and Employee Health
Address6767 Bertner St
Houston TX 77030-2603
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    R01NS042604     (ROBINSON, PREMA)Jun 1, 2003 - May 31, 2010
    Neuropeptides in the pathogenesis of neurocysticercosis
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R21AI054205     (ROBINSON, PREMA)Jun 5, 2003 - May 31, 2006
    Substance P in pathogenesis of cryptosporidiosis in AIDS
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R03AI099405     (ROBINSON, PREMA)Aug 6, 2013 - Jul 31, 2015
    Role of STAT3 in the pathogenesis of Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Kasembeli MM, Bharadwaj U, Robinson P, Tweardy DJ. Contribution of STAT3 to Inflammatory and Fibrotic Diseases and Prospects for its Targeting for Treatment. Int J Mol Sci. 2018 Aug 05; 19(8). PMID: 30081609.
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    2. Robinson P, Kasembeli M, Bharadwaj U, Engineer N, Eckols KT, Tweardy DJ. Substance P Receptor Signaling Mediates Doxorubicin-Induced Cardiomyocyte Apoptosis and Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Chemoresistance. Biomed Res Int. 2016; 2016:1959270. PMID: 26981525; PMCID: PMC4766315.
    3. Khumbatta M, Firozgary B, Tweardy DJ, Weinstock J, Firozgary G, Bhatena Z, Bulsara T, Siller R, Robinson P. Corrigendum to "Somatostatin Negatively Regulates Parasite Burden and Granulomatous Responses in Cysticercosis". Biomed Res Int. 2015; 2015:869648. PMID: 26078968; PMCID: PMC4452501.
    4. Robinson P, Taffet GE, Engineer N, Khumbatta M, Firozgary B, Reynolds C, Pham T, Bulsara T, Firozgary G. Substance P receptor antagonism: a potential novel treatment option for viral-myocarditis. Biomed Res Int. 2015; 2015:645153. PMID: 25821814; PMCID: PMC4363507.
    5. Khumbatta M, Firozgary B, Tweardy DJ, Weinstock J, Firozgary G, Bhatena Z, Bulsara T, Siller R, Robinson P. Somatostatin negatively regulates parasite burden and granulomatous responses in cysticercosis. Biomed Res Int. 2014; 2014:247182. PMID: 25530957; PMCID: PMC4121154.
    6. Thacker SA, Robinson P, Abel A, Tweardy DJ. Modulation of the unfolded protein response during hepatocyte and cardiomyocyte apoptosis in trauma/hemorrhagic shock. Sci Rep. 2013; 3:1187. PMID: 23378918; PMCID: PMC3561621.
    7. Robinson P, Garza A, Weinstock J, Serpa JA, Goodman JC, Eckols KT, Firozgary B, Tweardy DJ. Substance P causes seizures in neurocysticercosis. PLoS Pathog. 2012 Feb; 8(2):e1002489. PMID: 22346746; PMCID: PMC3276565.
    8. Garza A, Tweardy DJ, Weinstock J, Viswanathan B, Robinson P. Substance P signaling contributes to granuloma formation in Taenia crassiceps infection, a murine model of cysticercosis. J Biomed Biotechnol. 2010; 2010:597086. PMID: 20150970; PMCID: PMC2817809.
    9. Robinson P, Garza A, Moore J, Eckols TK, Parti S, Balaji V, Vallejo J, Tweardy DJ. Substance P is required for the pathogenesis of EMCV infection in mice. Int J Clin Exp Med. 2009; 2(1):76-86. PMID: 19436834; PMCID: PMC2680056.
    10. Garza A, Weinstock J, Robinson P. Absence of the SP/SP receptor circuitry in the substance P-precursor knockout mice or SP receptor, neurokinin (NK)1 knockout mice leads to an inhibited cytokine response in granulomas associated with murine Taenia crassiceps infection. J Parasitol. 2008 Dec; 94(6):1253-8. PMID: 18576810; PMCID: PMC2647574.
    11. Robinson P, Martin P, Garza A, D'Souza M, Mastrangelo MA, Tweardy D. Substance P receptor antagonism for treatment of cryptosporidiosis in immunosuppressed mice. J Parasitol. 2008 Oct; 94(5):1150-4. PMID: 18576802.
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    12. Garza A, Lackner A, Aye P, D'Souza M, Martin P, Borda J, Tweardy DJ, Weinstock J, Griffiths J, Robinson P. Substance P receptor antagonist reverses intestinal pathophysiological alterations occurring in a novel ex-vivo model of Cryptosporidium parvum infection of intestinal tissues derived from SIV-infected macaques. J Med Primatol. 2008 Jun; 37(3):109-15. PMID: 18547256.
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    13. Garza A, Castellanos-Gonzalez A, Castenallos-Gonzalez A, Griffiths J, Robinson P. Infection of immunocompetent mice with acid-water-pretreated Cryptosporidium parvum results in weight loss, and intestinal (structural and physiological) alterations. Parasitol Res. 2008 Feb; 102(3):457-63. PMID: 18040720.
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    14. Pantenburg B, Dann SM, Wang HC, Robinson P, Castellanos-Gonzalez A, Lewis DE, White AC. Intestinal immune response to human Cryptosporidium sp. infection. Infect Immun. 2008 Jan; 76(1):23-9. PMID: 17967863; PMCID: PMC2223661.
    15. D'Souza M, Garza MA, Xie M, Weinstock J, Xiang Q, Robinson P. Substance P is associated with heart enlargement and apoptosis in murine dilated cardiomyopathy induced by Taenia crassiceps infection. J Parasitol. 2007 Oct; 93(5):1121-7. PMID: 18163347.
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    16. Hernandez J, Lackner A, Aye P, Mukherjee K, Tweardy DJ, Mastrangelo MA, Weinstock J, Griffiths J, D'Souza M, Dixit S, Robinson P. Substance P is responsible for physiological alterations such as increased chloride ion secretion and glucose malabsorption in cryptosporidiosis. Infect Immun. 2007 Mar; 75(3):1137-43. PMID: 17158891; PMCID: PMC1828596.
    17. Patil S, Robinson P, Actor JK, Baig S, White AC. Proinflammatory cytokines in granulomas associated with murine cysticercosis are not the cause of seizures. J Parasitol. 2006 Aug; 92(4):738-41. PMID: 16995390.
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    18. Dann SM, Wang HC, Gambarin KJ, Actor JK, Robinson P, Lewis DE, Caillat-Zucman S, White AC. Interleukin-15 activates human natural killer cells to clear the intestinal protozoan cryptosporidium. J Infect Dis. 2005 Oct 01; 192(7):1294-302. PMID: 16136475.
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    19. Okhuysen PC, Chappell CL, Lewis DE, Robinson P, White AC. Treatment of chronic cryptosporidiosis in AIDS with rIL-12 induces an immune response associated with improvement but severe side-effects. AIDS. 2005 Aug 12; 19(12):1333-4. PMID: 16052094.
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    20. Kumar A, Murphy R, Robinson P, Wei L, Boriek AM. Cyclic mechanical strain inhibits skeletal myogenesis through activation of focal adhesion kinase, Rac-1 GTPase, and NF-kappaB transcription factor. FASEB J. 2004 Oct; 18(13):1524-35. PMID: 15466361.
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    21. Stringer JL, Marks LM, White AC, Robinson P. Epileptogenic activity of granulomas associated with murine cysticercosis. Exp Neurol. 2003 Oct; 183(2):532-6. PMID: 14552894.
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    22. White AC, Robinson P, Okhuysen PC. Human studies provide insight into the pathogenesis, immunology, and treatment of cryptosporidiosis. Clin Infect Dis. 2003 Oct 01; 37(7):989; author reply 989-90. PMID: 13130414.
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    23. Robinson P, Okhuysen PC, Chappell CL, Weinstock JV, Lewis DE, Actor JK, White AC. Substance P expression correlates with severity of diarrhea in cryptosporidiosis. J Infect Dis. 2003 Jul 15; 188(2):290-6. PMID: 12854086.
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    24. Robinson P, White AC, Lewis DE, Thornby J, David E, Weinstock J. Sequential expression of the neuropeptides substance P and somatostatin in granulomas associated with murine cysticercosis. Infect Immun. 2002 Aug; 70(8):4534-8. PMID: 12117965; PMCID: PMC128166.
    25. Robinson P, Okhuysen PC, Chappell CL, Lewis DE, Shahab I, Lahoti S, White AC. Expression of IL-15 and IL-4 in IFN-gamma-independent control of experimental human Cryptosporidium parvum infection. Cytokine. 2001 Jul 07; 15(1):39-46. PMID: 11509007.
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    26. Okhuysen PC, Robinson P, Nguyen MT, Nannini EC, Lewis DE, Janecki A, Chappell CL, White AC. Jejunal cytokine response in AIDS patients with chronic cryptosporidiosis and during immune reconstitution. AIDS. 2001 Apr 13; 15(6):802-4. PMID: 11371698.
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    27. Robinson P, Okhuysen PC, Chappell CL, Lewis DE, Shahab I, Janecki A, White AC. Expression of tumor necrosis factor alpha and interleukin 1 beta in jejuna of volunteers after experimental challenge with Cryptosporidium parvum correlates with exposure but not with symptoms. Infect Immun. 2001 Feb; 69(2):1172-4. PMID: 11160015; PMCID: PMC97999.
    28. Robinson P, Okhuysen PC, Chappell CL, Lewis DE, Shahab I, Lahoti S, White AC. Transforming growth factor beta1 is expressed in the jejunum after experimental Cryptosporidium parvum infection in humans. Infect Immun. 2000 Sep; 68(9):5405-7. PMID: 10948171; PMCID: PMC101805.
    29. White AC, Robinson P, Okhuysen PC, Lewis DE, Shahab I, Lahoti S, DuPont HL, Chappell CL. Interferon-gamma expression in jejunal biopsies in experimental human cryptosporidiosis correlates with prior sensitization and control of oocyst excretion. J Infect Dis. 2000 Feb; 181(2):701-9. PMID: 10669358.
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    30. Robinson P, Atmar RL, Lewis DE, White AC. Granuloma cytokines in murine cysticercosis. Infect Immun. 1997 Jul; 65(7):2925-31. PMID: 9199468; PMCID: PMC175410.
    31. White AC, Robinson P, Kuhn R. Taenia solium cysticercosis: host-parasite interactions and the immune response. Chem Immunol. 1997; 66:209-30. PMID: 9103671.
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    32. White AC, Baig S, Robinson P. Taenia saginata oncosphere excretory/secretory peptidases. J Parasitol. 1996 Feb; 82(1):7-10. PMID: 8627504.
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    33. Infection of immunocompetent mice with acid-water-pretreated Cryptosporidium parvum results in weight loss, and intestinal (structural and physiological) alterations (Parasitology Research DOI 10.1007/s00436-007-0785-3). Parasitology Research. 102:567.
    34. Erratum. BioMed Research International. 2015.
    35. Intestinal tnfa in cryptosporidiosis. Journal of Investigative Medicine. 44.
    36. Substance P Receptor Signaling Mediates Doxorubicin-Induced Cardiomyocyte Apoptosis and Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Chemoresistance. BioMed Research International. 2016.
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