Selected Publications


Niederkorn JY: See no evil, hear no evil and do no evil: The lessons of immune privilege. Nature Immunology 7:354-359, 2006.

Niederkorn JY, Stern ME, Pflugfelder SC, De Paiva CS, Corrales RM, Gao J, and Siemasko K: Desiccating stress induces T cell-mediated Sjögren’s syndrome-like lacrimal keratoconjunctivitis. Jour Immunol 176:3950-3957, 2006.

Clarke DW and Niederkorn JY: The pathophysiology of Acanthamoeba keratitis. Trends in Parasitology 22:175-180, 2006.

Dace DS, Chen PW, and Niederkorn JY. CD8+ T Cells Circumvent Immune Privilege in the Eye and Mediate Intraocular Tumor Rejection by a TNF-α-Dependent Mechanism. Jour Immunol 178:6115-6122, 2007.

Reyes NJ, Chen PW, and Niederkorn JY. Allergic conjunctivitis renders CD4+ T cells resistant to T regulatory cells and exacerbates corneal allograft rejection. Amer Jour Transplant 13:1181-1192, 2013.

Li H, Niederkorn JY, Sadegh L, Mellon J, and Chen PW. Epigenetic regulation of CXCR4 expression by the ocular microenvironment. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 54:234-243, 2013.

Niederkorn  JY. Ocular immune privilege and ocular melanoma: Parallel universes or immunological plagiarism? Frontiers in Immunol Tolerance 3:1-10, 2012.

Coursey TG, Chen PW, and Niederkorn JY. IFN-γ-independent intraocular tumor rejection is mediated by a macrophage-dependent process that leaves the eye intact. Jour Leuk Biol 92:939-950, 2012. Featured as “Leading Edge Research” in Frontline Science section and is also the subject of an editorial. A figure from this paper is also the cover plate in the same issue of the journal.

Cunnusamy, K, Chen, P W, and Niederkorn, JY: IL-17A-dependent CD4+CD25+ Tregs promote immune privilege of corneal allografts. Jour Immunol 186:6737-6745, 2011. (Featured “In This Issue” of the Journal of Immunology)

Coursey TG, Chen PW, and Niederkorn JY: Abrogation of TNF-α expression prevents bystander destruction of normal tissues by iNOS-mediated elimination of intraocular tumors. Cancer Research 71:2445-2454, 2011.

Cunnusamy K, Chen PW, and Niederkorn JY: IL-17 promotes immune privilege of corneal allografts. Jour Immunol 185:4651-4658, 2010.

Paunicka K, Chen PW, and Niederkorn JY: Role of IFN-γ in the establishment of anterior chamber-associated immune deviation (ACAID)-induced CD8+ T regulatory cells. Jour Leuk Biology 91:475-483, 2012.


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