Elina Zuniga

Title(s)Professor, Molecular Biology
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    Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Dendritic Cell Adaptations During Chronic Infection
    NIH R01AI145314Dec 11, 2019 - Nov 30, 2024
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Positive Immune-regulators During Chronic Viral Infections
    NIH R01AI113923Feb 1, 2015 - Jun 30, 2025
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Characterizing Inflammation And Downstream Effects During Chronic Viral Infection
    NIH R56AI097662Aug 27, 2012 - Jul 31, 2014
    Role: Principal Investigator
    GP130 Signaling During Chronic Virus Infection
    NIH R21AI101561Jul 1, 2012 - Jun 30, 2014
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Arenavirus Subversion of Dendritic Cells
    NIH R21AI102247Jul 1, 2012 - Jun 30, 2014
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Inhibitory Pathways Underlying Viral Persistence In Vivo
    NIH R01AI081923Jul 1, 2009 - Jan 31, 2021
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Virus interference with Toll like Receptor Response on Dendritic Cells
    NIH R21AI072752Jun 5, 2009 - May 31, 2011
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Infection and cancer suppress pDC derived IFN-I. Curr Opin Immunol. 2020 10; 66:114-122. Greene TT, Jo YR, Zuniga EI. PMID: 32947131.
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    2. An Unusual MHC Molecule Generates Protective CD8+ T Cell Responses to Chronic Infection. Front Immunol. 2020; 11:1464. Tsitsiklis A, Bangs DJ, Lutes LK, Chan SW, Geiger KM, Modzelewski AJ, Labarta-Bajo L, Wang Y, Zuniga EI, Dai S, Robey EA. PMID: 32733483.
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    3. Functional Cellular Anti-Tumor Mechanisms are Augmented by Genetic Proteoglycan Targeting. Neoplasia. 2020 02; 22(2):86-97. Gupta P, Johns SC, Kim SY, El Ghazal R, Zuniga EI, Fuster MM. PMID: 31896526.
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    4. Group A Streptococcal S Protein Utilizes Red Blood Cells as Immune Camouflage and Is a Critical Determinant for Immune Evasion. Cell Rep. 2019 12 03; 29(10):2979-2989.e15. Wierzbicki IH, Campeau A, Dehaini D, Holay M, Wei X, Greene T, Ying M, Sands JS, Lamsa A, Zuniga E, Pogliano K, Fang RH, LaRock CN, Zhang L, Gonzalez DJ. PMID: 31801066.
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    5. T Cell-Intrinsic IL-6R Signaling Is Required for Optimal ICOS Expression and Viral Control during Chronic Infection. J Immunol. 2019 09 15; 203(6):1509-1520. Wong KA, Harker JA, Dolgoter A, Marooki N, Zuniga EI. PMID: 31413107.
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    6. IL-27 regulates the number, function and cytotoxic program of antiviral CD4 T cells and promotes cytomegalovirus persistence. PLoS One. 2018; 13(7):e0201249. Wehrens EJ, Wong KA, Gupta A, Khan A, Benedict CA, Zuniga EI. PMID: 30044874.
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    7. Interleukin-27R Signaling Mediates Early Viral Containment and Impacts Innate and Adaptive Immunity after Chronic Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis Virus Infection. J Virol. 2018 06 15; 92(12). Harker JA, Wong KA, Dallari S, Bao P, Dolgoter A, Jo Y, Wehrens EJ, Macal M, Zuniga EI. PMID: 29593047.
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    8. Early transcriptional and epigenetic regulation of CD8+ T cell differentiation revealed by single-cell RNA sequencing. Nat Immunol. 2017 04; 18(4):422-432. Kakaradov B, Arsenio J, Widjaja CE, He Z, Aigner S, Metz PJ, Yu B, Wehrens EJ, Lopez J, Kim SH, Zuniga EI, Goldrath AW, Chang JT, Yeo GW. PMID: 28218746.
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    9. TGF-ß receptor maintains CD4 T helper cell identity during chronic viral infections. J Clin Invest. 2016 10 03; 126(10):3799-3813. Lewis GM, Wehrens EJ, Labarta-Bajo L, Streeck H, Zuniga EI. PMID: 27599295.
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    10. Glycan Sulfation Modulates Dendritic Cell Biology and Tumor Growth. Neoplasia. 2016 05; 18(5):294-306. El Ghazal R, Yin X, Johns SC, Swanson L, Macal M, Ghosh P, Zuniga EI, Fuster MM. PMID: 27237321.
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    11. Glycogen Synthase Kinase 3 Inactivation Drives T-bet-Mediated Downregulation of Co-receptor PD-1 to Enhance CD8(+) Cytolytic T Cell Responses. Immunity. 2016 Feb 16; 44(2):274-86. Taylor A, Harker JA, Chanthong K, Stevenson PG, Zuniga EI, Rudd CE. PMID: 26885856.
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    12. CD28 Deficiency Enhances Type I IFN Production by Murine Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cells. J Immunol. 2016 Feb 15; 196(4):1900-9. Macal M, Tam MA, Hesser C, Di Domizio J, Leger P, Gilliet M, Zuniga EI. PMID: 26773151.
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    13. Innate and Adaptive Immune Regulation During Chronic Viral Infections. Annu Rev Virol. 2015 Nov; 2(1):573-97. Zuniga EI, Macal M, Lewis GM, Harker JA. PMID: 26958929.
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    14. Cell-Intrinsic gp130 Signaling on CD4+ T Cells Shapes Long-Lasting Antiviral Immunity. J Immunol. 2015 Aug 01; 195(3):1071-81. Harker JA, Wong KA, Dolgoter A, Zuniga EI. PMID: 26085685.
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    15. Inflammatory monocytes recruited to the liver within 24 hours after virus-induced inflammation resemble Kupffer cells but are functionally distinct. J Virol. 2015 May; 89(9):4809-17. Movita D, van de Garde MD, Biesta P, Kreefft K, Haagmans B, Zuniga E, Herschke F, De Jonghe S, Janssen HL, Gama L, Boonstra A, Vanwolleghem T. PMID: 25673700.
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    16. Cell-intrinsic IL-27 and gp130 cytokine receptor signaling regulates virus-specific CD4? T cell responses and viral control during chronic infection. Immunity. 2013 Sep 19; 39(3):548-59. Harker JA, Dolgoter A, Zuniga EI. PMID: 23993651.
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    17. Control of RelB during dendritic cell activation integrates canonical and noncanonical NF-?B pathways. Nat Immunol. 2012 Dec; 13(12):1162-70. Shih VF, Davis-Turak J, Macal M, Huang JQ, Ponomarenko J, Kearns JD, Yu T, Fagerlund R, Asagiri M, Zuniga EI, Hoffmann A. PMID: 23086447.
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    18. T-cell exhaustion due to persistent antigen: quantity not quality? Eur J Immunol. 2012 Sep; 42(9):2285-9. Zuniga EI, Harker JA. PMID: 22949327.
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    19. Toll-like receptor 7 is required for effective adaptive immune responses that prevent persistent virus infection. . 2012 Jun 14; 11(6):643-53. Walsh KB, Teijaro JR, Zuniga EI, Welch MJ, Fremgen DM, Blackburn SD, von Tiehl KF, Wherry EJ, Flavell RA, Oldstone MB. PMID: 22704624.
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    20. Late interleukin-6 escalates T follicular helper cell responses and controls a chronic viral infection. Science. 2011 Nov 11; 334(6057):825-9. Harker JA, Lewis GM, Mack L, Zuniga EI. PMID: 21960530.
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    21. Cell-intrinsic transforming growth factor-beta signaling mediates virus-specific CD8+ T cell deletion and viral persistence in vivo. Immunity. 2009 Jul 17; 31(1):145-57. Tinoco R, Alcalde V, Yang Y, Sauer K, Zuniga EI. PMID: 19604493.
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    22. In vivo conversion of BM plasmacytoid DC into CD11b+ conventional DC during virus infection. Eur J Immunol. 2008 Dec; 38(12):3388-94. Liou LY, Blasius AL, Welch MJ, Colonna M, Oldstone MB, Zuniga EI. PMID: 18979509.
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    23. Persistent virus infection inhibits type I interferon production by plasmacytoid dendritic cells to facilitate opportunistic infections. . 2008 Oct 16; 4(4):374-86. Zuniga EI, Liou LY, Mack L, Mendoza M, Oldstone MB. PMID: 18854241.
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    24. TAM receptors are pleiotropic inhibitors of the innate immune response. Cell. 2007 Dec 14; 131(6):1124-36. Rothlin CV, Ghosh S, Zuniga EI, Oldstone MB, Lemke G. PMID: 18083102.
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    25. Dendritic cell inhibition: memoirs from immunosuppressive viruses. J Infect Dis. 2006 Sep 15; 194 Suppl 1:S3-10. Trifilo MJ, Hahm B, Zuniga EI, Edelmann KH, Oldstone MB. PMID: 16921469.
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    26. Adoptive immunotherapy induces CNS dendritic cell recruitment and antigen presentation during clearance of a persistent viral infection. J Exp Med. 2006 Aug 07; 203(8):1963-75. Lauterbach H, Zuniga EI, Truong P, Oldstone MB, McGavern DB. PMID: 16847068.
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    27. A Trypanosoma cruzi antigen signals CD11b+ cells to secrete cytokines that promote polyclonal B cell proliferation and differentiation into antibody-secreting cells. Eur J Immunol. 2006 Jun; 36(6):1474-85. Montes CL, Acosta-Rodríguez EV, Mucci J, Zuniga EI, Campetella O, Gruppi A. PMID: 16688679.
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    28. Depletion of immature B cells during Trypanosoma cruzi infection: involvement of myeloid cells and the cyclooxygenase pathway. Eur J Immunol. 2005 Jun; 35(6):1849-58. Zuniga E, Acosta-Rodriguez E, Merino MC, Montes C, Gruppi A. PMID: 15864778.
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    29. Viruses evade the immune system through type I interferon-mediated STAT2-dependent, but STAT1-independent, signaling. Immunity. 2005 Feb; 22(2):247-57. Hahm B, Trifilo MJ, Zuniga EI, Oldstone MB. PMID: 15723812.
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    30. Bone marrow plasmacytoid dendritic cells can differentiate into myeloid dendritic cells upon virus infection. Nat Immunol. 2004 Dec; 5(12):1227-34. Zuniga EI, McGavern DB, Pruneda-Paz JL, Teng C, Oldstone MB. PMID: 15531885.
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    31. Galectin-3 mediates IL-4-induced survival and differentiation of B cells: functional cross-talk and implications during Trypanosoma cruzi infection. J Immunol. 2004 Jan 01; 172(1):493-502. Acosta-Rodríguez EV, Montes CL, Motrán CC, Zuniga EI, Liu FT, Rabinovich GA, Gruppi A. PMID: 14688359.
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