Michael R. Blackburn, Ph.D.

Professor and Director of Pulmonary Center of Excellence
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Description of Research

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Contact Information


UTHealth Medical School
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
6431 Fannin Street, MSB 6.102
Houston, Texas 77030

713-500-6087 Direct  713-500-0652 Fax


Ph.D - Thomas Jefferson University

Postdoctoral Fellow - Baylor College of Medicine

Research Interests

Purinergic signaling , Regulation of lung disease


Blockade of IL-6 Trans signaling attenuates pulmonary fibrosis

Le TT, Karmouty-Quintana H, Melicoff E, Le TT, Weng T, Chen NY, Pedroza M, Zhou Y, Davies J, Philip K, Molina J, Luo F, George AT, Garcia-Morales LJ, Bunge RR, Bruckner BA, Loebe M, Seethamraju H, Agarwal SK, Blackburn MR.

J Immunol. 2014 Oct 1;193(7):3755-68.

PMCID: PMC4169999

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Deletion of ADORA2B from myeloid cells dampens lung fibrosis and pulmonary hypertension

Karmouty-Quintana H, Philip K, Acero LF, Chen NY, Weng T, Molina JG, Luo F, Davies J, Le NB, Bunge I, Volcik KA, Le TT, Johnston RA, Xia Y, Eltzschig HK, Blackburn MR.

FASEB J. 2014 Oct 15. pii: fj.14-260182. [Epub ahead of print]


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Hypoxia-induced Deoxycytidine Kinase Contributes to Epithelial Proliferation in Pulmonary Fibrosis.

Weng T, Poth JM, Karmouty-Quintana H, Garcia-Morales LJ, Melicoff E, Luo F, Chen NY, Evans CM, Bunge RR, Bruckner BA, Loebe M, Volcik KA, Eltzschig HK, Blackburn MR.

Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2014 Oct 30. [Epub ahead of print]


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