Journal Articles - MyBibliography

  Personal microbiome analysis increases engagement and interest in Immunology, Genomics, and Molecular Biology undergraduate courses.
Weber KS, Bridgewater LC, Jensen JL, Breakwell D, Nielsen B, and Johnson SM. PLoS ONE Accepted for publication 2/20/18

  Using Backward Design in Education Research. 
Jensen J, Bailey E, Kummer T, and Weber KS. (2017) Journal of Microbiology and Biological Education. December 2017 18(3): DOI:
  Biomarker analysis and clinical relevance of TK1 on the cell membrane of Burkitt's lymphoma and acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
Weagel EG, Meng W, Townsend MH, Velazquez EJ, Brog RA, Boyer MW, Weber KS, Robison RA, and O'Neill KL (2017) OncoTargets and Therapy. September 6, 2017. 10:4355-4367

  Naive T helper cell with high CD5 levels has improved calcium mobilization
Freitas CF, Hamblin GJ, Raymond CM, and Weber KS (2017) PLoS ONE. 12(5): e0178799

  Method to Increase Undergraduate Laboratory Student Confidence in Performing Independent Research.
Kempton CE, Weber KS, and Johnson SM (2017)
Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education. April 21, 2017 18(1) DOI:

Non-small-cell lung cancer cell lines A549 and NCI-H460 express hypoxanthine guanine.
Townsend MH, Anderson MD, Weagel EG, Velazquez EJ, Weber KS, Robison RA, and O'Neill KL (2017) OncoTargets and Therapy. Mar 30, 2017. 10:1921-1932 doi: 10.2147/OTT.S128416

Evaluation of indoor dust endotoxin levels in homes with evaporative coolers compared to homes using central air conditioners in a semi-arid climate.
Johnston JD, Kruman BA, Nelson MC, Merrill RM, Graul RJ, Hoyberg TG, Tuttle SC, Myers S, Cook RB, Weber KS (2017)  Indoor Air. Jan 31, 2017 doi:10.1111/ina.12369


Dust mite allergens in low-income homes with evaporative coolers in a semi-arid climate.
Johnston JD, Barney T, Crandall J, Brown M, Westover T, Paulson S, Smith M, and Weber KS.

(2017) Archives of Environmental and Occupational Health
. Jan 18:0. doi: 10.1080/19338244.2017.1282846

Evaporative Cooler Use Influences Temporal Indoor Relative Humidity but Not Dust Mite Allergen Levels in Homes in a Semi-Arid Climate
Johnston JD, Tuttle SC, Nelson MC, Bradshaw RK, Hoybjerg TG, Johnson JB, Kruman BA, Orton TS, Cook RB, Eggett DL, Weber KS (2016) PLoS ONE. 11(1): e0147105. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0147105

Pharmacologic immunosuppression of mononuclear phagocyte phagocytosis by caffeine.
Steck R, Hill S, Weigel E, Weber KS, Robison R, O’Neill K. (2015) 
Pharmacology Research & Perspectives. 3(6), e00180, doi: 10.1002/prp2.180  
  Targeted Mutation of Nuclear Bone Morphogenetic Protein 2 Impairs Secondary Immune Response in a Mouse Model
Olsen DS, Goar WA, Nichols BA, Bailey KT, Christensen SL, Merriam KR, Reynolds PR, Wilson E, Weber KS, and Bridgewater LC​. (2015) BioMed Research International. Volume 2015, Article ID 975789
   Anticipation of Personal Genomics Data Enhances Interest and Learning Environment in Genomics and Molecular Biology Undergraduate Classrooms.
Weber KS, Jensen JL, and Johnson SM. (2015) PLoS ONE. 10(8)e0133486
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Intrinsic CD4+ T cell sensitivity and response to a pathogen are set and sustained by avidity for thymic and peripheral complexes of self peptide and MHC.
Persuad SP, Parker CR, Lo WL, Weber KS, and Allen PM. (2014) Nature Immunology. 15(3):266-274

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Subtle changes in TCRa CDR1 profoundly increases the sensitivity of CD4 T cells. 
Lynch JN, Donermeyer DL, Weber KS, Kranz DM, and Allen PM. (2013) Molecular Immunology. 53(3):283-294.

Dynamics of CD4+ T cell responses against Listeria monocytogenes.
Graw F, Weber KS, Allen PM and Perelson AS. (2012) Journal of Immunology. 189(11):5250-5256.
  Distinct CD4+ helper T cells involved in primary and secondary responses to infection
Weber KS, Li QJ, Persaud SP, Campbell JD, Davis MD, and Allen PM. (2012)  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. U S A . 109(24):9511-9516  Faculty of 1000 recommended.

Trpm4 differentially regulates Th1 and Th2 function by altering calcium signaling and NFAT localization.
Weber KS
, Hildner K, Murphy KM, and Allen PM. (2010) Journal of Immunology. 185(5):2836-46
    High-affinity T cell receptor differentiates cognate peptide-MHC and altered peptide ligands with distinct kinetics and thermodynamics.
Persaud SP, Donermeyer DL, Weber KS, Kranz DM, and Allen PM. (2010)  Molecular Immunology. 47(9):1793-801.
  Protein kinase C-theta is required for efficient positive selection.
Morley, SC, Weber KS, Kao H, and Allen PM. (2008) Journal of Immunology . 181(7):4696-4708.
Th17 cells exhibit a distinct calcium profile from Th1 and Th2 cells and have Th1-like motility and NFAT nuclear localization.
Weber KS, Miller MJ, and Allen PM. (2008) Journal of Immunology. 180(3):1442-1450.
      The study of high affinity TCRs reveals duality in T cell recognition of antigen: specificity and degeneracy.
Donermeyer DL*, Weber KS*, Kranz DM, and Allen PM. (2006) Journal of Immunology . 177(10):6911-6919. (*co-authors).
Development of a novel strategy for engineering high-affinity proteins by yeast display.
Richman SA, Healan SJ, Weber KS, Donermeyer DL, Dossett ML, Greenberg PD, Allen PM, and Kranz DM. (2006) Protein Engineering, Design, and Selection. 19(6):255-264.
  Class II-restricted T cell receptor engineered in vitro for higher affinity retains peptide specificity and function.
Weber KS, Donermeyer DL, Allen PM, and Kranz DM. (2005)  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. U S A . 102(52):19033-19038.
  Neurobehavioral effects of dietary soy phytoestrogens.
Lephart ED, West TW, Weber KS, Rhees RW, Setchell, KD, Adlercreutz H, and Lund TD.  (2002) Neurotoxicology and Teratology 24(1), 5-16.
     Genetic control of susceptibility to experimental Lyme arthritis is polygenic and exhibits consistent linkage to multiple loci on chromosome 5 in four independent mouse crosses.
Roper RJ, Weis JJ, McCracken BA, Green CB, Ma Y, Weber KS, Fairbairn D, Butterfield RJ, Potter MR, Zachary JF, Doerge RW and Teuscher C. (2001) Genes and Immunity 2 (7), 388-397.
  Dietary soy-phytoestrogens decrease testosterone levels and prostate weight, without altering LH, prostate 5a-reductase or testicular StAR levels in adult male Sprague-Dawley rats.
Weber KS, Setchell KD, Stocco DM and Lephart ED. (2001) Journal of Endocrinology 170(3), 591-599.
  Maternal and perinatal brain aromatase: Effects of dietary soy phytoestrogens.
Weber KS, Setchell KD and Lephart ED. (2001) Developmental Brain Research 126(2), 217-221.
Neuroendocrine regulation of sexually dimorphic brain structure and associated sexual behavior in male rats is genetically controlled.
Lephart ED, Call SB, Rhees RW, Jacobson NA, Weber KS, Bledsoe J and Teuscher C. (2001) Biology of Reproduction 64(2), 571-578.

Phytoestrogens decrease brain calcium‑binding proteins but do not alter hypothalamic androgen metabolizing enzymes in adult male rats.
Lephart ED, Thompson JM, Setchell KD, Adlercreutz H and Weber KS. (2000) Brain Research 859(1), 123-131.
    Brain aromatase and 5 alpha‑reductase, regulatory behaviors and testosterone levels in adult rats on phytoestrogen diets.
Weber KS, Jacobson NA, Setchell KD and Lephart ED. (1999) Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine 221(2), 131-135.

Book Chapters
                Engineering High-Affinity T Cell Receptor/ Cytokine Fusions for Therapeutic Targeting.
Stone JD, Yin Y, Mo M, Weber KS, Donermeyer DL, Allen PM, Mariuzza RA, and Kranz DM. (2012). Protein Engineering, ISBN: 978-953-51-0037-9, InTech.