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Clifford Lowell, Ph.D., M.D.

Laboratory medicine specialist

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Johns Hopkins 1986


Johns Hopkins Medical Center, Internal Medicine 1989


Johns Hopkins Medical Center, Immunology 1995

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Mazzi P, Caveggion E, Lapinet-Vera JA, Lowell CA, Berton G. The Src-Family Kinases Hck and Fgr Regulate Early Lipopolysaccharide-Induced Myeloid Cell Recruitment into the Lung and Their Ability To Secrete Chemokines. J Immunol. 2015 Sep 1; 195(5):2383-95.
  2. Prakash A, Sundar SV, Zhu YG, Tran A, Lee JW, Lowell C, Hellman J. Lung Ischemia Reperfusion (IR) is a Sterile Inflammatory Process Influenced by Commensal Microbiota in Mice. Shock. 2015 Jul 18.
  3. Stadtmann A, Block H, Volmering S, Abram C, Sohlbach C, Boras M, Lowell CA, Zarbock A. Cross-Talk between Shp1 and PIPKI? Controls Leukocyte Recruitment. J Immunol. 2015 Aug 1; 195(3):1152-61.
  4. Mócsai A, Walzog B, Lowell CA. Intracellular signalling during neutrophil recruitment. Cardiovasc Res. 2015 Aug 1; 107(3):373-85.
  5. Chen Z, Shojaee S, Buchner M, Geng H, Lee JW, Klemm L, Titz B, Graeber TG, Park E, Tan YX, Satterthwaite A, Paietta E, Hunger SP, Willman CL, Melnick A, Loh ML, Jung JU, Coligan JE, Bolland S, Mak TW, Limnander A, Jumaa H, Reth M, Weiss A, Lowell CA, Müschen M. Signalling thresholds and negative B-cell selection in acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. Nature. 2015 Mar 23.
  6. Roubinian NH, Looney MR, Kor DJ, Lowell CA, Gajic O, Hubmayr RD, Gropper MA, Koenigsberg M, Wilson GA, Matthay MA, Toy P, Murphy EL. Cytokines and clinical predictors in distinguishing pulmonary transfusion reactions. Transfusion. 2015 Feb 23.
  7. Toy P, Bacchetti P, Grimes B, Gajic O, Murphy EL, Winters JL, Gropper MA, Hubmayr RD, Matthay MA, Wilson G, Koenigsberg M, Lee DC, Hirschler NV, Lowell CA, Schuller RM, Gandhi MJ, Norris PJ, Mair DC, Sanchez Rosen R, Looney MR. Recipient clinical risk factors predominate in possible transfusion-related acute lung injury. Transfusion. 2015 May; 55(5):947-52.
  8. Kovács M, Németh T, Jakus Z, Sitaru C, Simon E, Futosi K, Botz B, Helyes Z, Lowell CA, Mócsai A. The Src family kinases Hck, Fgr, and Lyn are critical for the generation of the in vivo inflammatory environment without a direct role in leukocyte recruitment. J Exp Med. 2014 Sep 22; 211(10):1993-2011.
  9. Looney MR, Roubinian N, Gajic O, Gropper MA, Hubmayr RD, Lowell CA, Bacchetti P, Wilson G, Koenigsberg M, Lee DC, Wu P, Grimes B, Norris PJ, Murphy EL, Gandhi MJ, Winters JL, Mair DC, Schuller RM, Hirschler NV, Rosen RS, Matthay MA, Toy P. Prospective study on the clinical course and outcomes in transfusion-related acute lung injury*. Crit Care Med. 2014 Jul; 42(7):1676-87.
  10. Jaumouillé V, Farkash Y, Jaqaman K, Das R, Lowell CA, Grinstein S. Actin cytoskeleton reorganization by Syk regulates Fc? receptor responsiveness by increasing its lateral mobility and clustering. Dev Cell. 2014 Jun 9; 29(5):534-46.
  11. Acín-Pérez R, Carrascoso I, Baixauli F, Roche-Molina M, Latorre-Pellicer A, Fernández-Silva P, Mittelbrunn M, Sanchez-Madrid F, Pérez-Martos A, Lowell CA, Manfredi G, Enríquez JA. ROS-triggered phosphorylation of complex II by Fgr kinase regulates cellular adaptation to fuel use. Cell Metab. 2014 Jun 3; 19(6):1020-33.
  12. Abram CL, Roberge GL, Hu Y, Lowell CA. Comparative analysis of the efficiency and specificity of myeloid-Cre deleting strains using ROSA-EYFP reporter mice. J Immunol Methods. 2014 Jun; 408:89-100.
  13. Suzuki R, Leach S, Liu W, Ralston E, Scheffel J, Zhang W, Lowell CA, Rivera J. Molecular editing of cellular responses by the high-affinity receptor for IgE. Science. 2014 Feb 28; 343(6174):1021-5.
  14. Zhang H, Clemens RA, Liu F, Hu Y, Baba Y, Theodore P, Kurosaki T, Lowell CA. STIM1 calcium sensor is required for activation of the phagocyte oxidase during inflammation and host defense. Blood. 2014 Apr 3; 123(14):2238-49.
  15. Hua Z, Gross AJ, Lamagna C, Ramos-Hernández N, Scapini P, Ji M, Shao H, Lowell CA, Hou B, DeFranco AL. Requirement for MyD88 signaling in B cells and dendritic cells for germinal center anti-nuclear antibody production in Lyn-deficient mice. J Immunol. 2014 Feb 1; 192(3):875-85.
  16. Lamagna C, Hu Y, DeFranco AL, Lowell CA. B cell-specific loss of Lyn kinase leads to autoimmunity. J Immunol. 2014 Feb 1; 192(3):919-28.
  17. Kadoch C, Li J, Wong VS, Chen L, Cha S, Munster P, Lowell CA, Shuman MA, Rubenstein JL. Complement activation and intraventricular rituximab distribution in recurrent central nervous system lymphoma. Clin Cancer Res. 2014 Feb 15; 20(4):1029-41.
  18. Han J, Zhang G, Welch EJ, Liang Y, Fu J, Vogel SM, Lowell CA, Du X, Cheresh DA, Malik AB, Li Z. A critical role for Lyn kinase in strengthening endothelial integrity and barrier function. Blood. 2013 Dec 12; 122(25):4140-9.
  19. Graham MT, Abram CL, Hu Y, Lowell CA. Expression of the TEL-Syk fusion protein in hematopoietic stem cells leads to rapidly fatal myelofibrosis in mice. PLoS One. 2013; 8(10):e77542.
  20. Mayadas TN, Cullere X, Lowell CA. The multifaceted functions of neutrophils. Annu Rev Pathol. 2014; 9:181-218.

Publications are derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and provided by UCSF Profiles, a service of the Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at UCSF. Researchers can make corrections and additions to their publications by logging on to UCSF Profiles.