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Alessandra Franco

Title(s)Associate Adjunct Professor, Pediatrics
SchoolVc-health Sciences-schools
Address9500 Gilman Drive #
La Jolla CA 92093
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    How immunodominant Fc peptide epitopes expand natural regulatory T cells and downregulate inflammation
    NIH R01AI143586Jan 23, 2019 - Dec 31, 2021
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Impact of TNFa blockade on immune function in acute Kawasaki disease
    NIH R01HL103536Apr 15, 2010 - Feb 28, 2015
    Role: Principal Investigator
    GENERATION OF THOMSEN-FREIDENREICH-SPECIFIC T CELLS
    NIH R29CA078657Jul 1, 1998 - Aug 31, 2004
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Characterization of the T Cell Response to Lactobacillus casei Cell Wall Extract in Children With Kawasaki Disease and Its Potential Role in Vascular Inflammation. Front Pediatr. 2021; 9:633244. Hsieh LE, Tremoulet AH, Burns JC, Noval Rivas M, Arditi M, Franco A. PMID: 33681107.
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    2. IgG Epitopes Processed and Presented by IgG+ B Cells Induce Suppression by Human Thymic-Derived Regulatory T Cells. J Immunol. 2021 Feb 12. Hsieh LE, Sidney J, Burns JC, Boyle DL, Firestein GS, Altman Y, Sette A, Franco A. PMID: 33579724.
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    3. Phase I/IIa Trial of Atorvastatin in Patients with Acute Kawasaki Disease with Coronary Artery Aneurysm. J Pediatr. 2019 12; 215:107-117.e12. Tremoulet AH, Jain S, Jone PN, Best BM, Duxbury EH, Franco A, Printz B, Dominguez SR, Heizer H, Anderson MS, Glodé MP, He F, Padilla RL, Shimizu C, Bainto E, Pancheri J, Cohen HJ, Whitin JC, Burns JC. PMID: 31561960.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
    4. HLA-C variants associated with amino acid substitutions in the peptide binding groove influence susceptibility to Kawasaki disease. Hum Immunol. 2019 Sep; 80(9):731-738. Shimizu C, Kim J, Eleftherohorinou H, Wright VJ, Hoang LT, Tremoulet AH, Franco A, Hibberd ML, Takahashi A, Kubo M, Ito K, Tanaka T, Onouchi Y, Coin LJM, Levin M, Burns JC, Shike H. PMID: 31122742.
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    5. Pediatric tolerogenic DCs expressing CD4 and immunoglobulin-like transcript receptor (ILT)-4 secrete IL-10 in response to Fc and adenosine. Eur J Immunol. 2018 03; 48(3):482-491. Franco A, Kumar J, Lin G, Behnamfar N, Hsieh LE, Shimizu C, Tremoulet AH, Burns JC, Linden J. PMID: 29244203.
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    6. The TRPA1 ion channel is expressed in CD4+ T cells and restrains T-cell-mediated colitis through inhibition of TRPV1. Gut. 2017 09; 66(9):1584-1596. Bertin S, Aoki-Nonaka Y, Lee J, de Jong PR, Kim P, Han T, Yu T, To K, Takahashi N, Boland BS, Chang JT, Ho SB, Herdman S, Corr M, Franco A, Sharma S, Dong H, Akopian AN, Raz E. PMID: 27325418.
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    7. Rationale and study design for a phase I/IIa trial of anakinra in children with Kawasaki disease and early coronary artery abnormalities (the ANAKID trial). Contemp Clin Trials. 2016 05; 48:70-5. Tremoulet AH, Jain S, Kim S, Newburger J, Arditi M, Franco A, Best B, Burns JC. PMID: 27080929.
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    8. Introduction. Autoimmunity. 2015 May; 48(3):137-8. Franco A. PMID: 25831239.
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    9. Fine specificities of natural regulatory T cells after IVIG therapy in patients with Kawasaki disease. Autoimmunity. 2015 May; 48(3):181-8. Burns JC, Touma R, Song Y, Padilla RL, Tremoulet AH, Sidney J, Sette A, Franco A. PMID: 25822882.
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    10. The immunomodulatory effects of intravenous immunoglobulin therapy in Kawasaki disease. Expert Rev Clin Immunol. 2015; 11(7):819-25. Burns JC, Franco A. PMID: 26099344.
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    11. The ion channel TRPV1 regulates the activation and proinflammatory properties of CD4? T cells. Nat Immunol. 2014 Nov; 15(11):1055-1063. Bertin S, Aoki-Nonaka Y, de Jong PR, Nohara LL, Xu H, Stanwood SR, Srikanth S, Lee J, To K, Abramson L, Yu T, Han T, Touma R, Li X, González-Navajas JM, Herdman S, Corr M, Fu G, Dong H, Gwack Y, Franco A, Jefferies WA, Raz E. PMID: 25282159.
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    12. Specificity of regulatory T cells that modulate vascular inflammation. Autoimmunity. 2014 Mar; 47(2):95-104. Franco A, Touma R, Song Y, Shimizu C, Tremoulet AH, Kanegaye JT, Burns JC. PMID: 24490882.
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    13. Treatment response in Kawasaki disease is associated with sialylation levels of endogenous but not therapeutic intravenous immunoglobulin G. PLoS One. 2013; 8(12):e81448. Ogata S, Shimizu C, Franco A, Touma R, Kanegaye JT, Choudhury BP, Naidu NN, Kanda Y, Hoang LT, Hibberd ML, Tremoulet AH, Varki A, Burns JC. PMID: 24324693.
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    14. The role of TGF-ß and myofibroblasts in the arteritis of Kawasaki disease. Hum Pathol. 2013 Feb; 44(2):189-98. Shimizu C, Oharaseki T, Takahashi K, Kottek A, Franco A, Burns JC. PMID: 22955109.
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    15. Calcineurin inhibitor treatment of intravenous immunoglobulin-resistant Kawasaki disease. J Pediatr. 2012 Sep; 161(3):506-512.e1. Tremoulet AH, Pancoast P, Franco A, Bujold M, Shimizu C, Onouchi Y, Tamamoto A, Erdem G, Dodd D, Burns JC. PMID: 22484354.
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    16. Endoplasmic reticulum stress drives a regulatory phenotype in human T-cell clones. Cell Immunol. 2010; 266(1):1-6. Franco A, Almanza G, Burns JC, Wheeler M, Zanetti M. PMID: 20951371.
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    17. Memory T-cells and characterization of peripheral T-cell clones in acute Kawasaki disease. Autoimmunity. 2010 Jun; 43(4):317-24. Franco A, Shimizu C, Tremoulet AH, Burns JC. PMID: 20166878.
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    18. Glycoconjugates as vaccines for cancer immunotherapy: clinical trials and future directions. Anticancer Agents Med Chem. 2008 Jan; 8(1):86-91. Franco A. PMID: 18220508.
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    19. Translating the concept of suppressor/regulatory T cells to clinical applications. Int Rev Immunol. 2006 Jan-Apr; 25(1-2):27-47. Franco A, Albani S. PMID: 16669133.
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