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Roger Rank

TitleProfessor Emeritus
InstitutionUniversity of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
DepartmentPediatrics, College of Medicine
DivisionPeds Developmental Nutrition
AddressACH ACH Research Institute
4301 W Markham St.
Mail Slot # 512-20 B
Little Rock AR 72205
Phone501-364-2474
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    P20GM103625     (SMELTZER, MARK)Aug 15, 2012 - Apr 30, 2022
    NIH/Nat. Inst. of General Medical Sciences
    Microbial Pathogenesis and Host Inflammatory Responses
    Role: Co-Investigator

    R21AI083422     (RANK, ROGER G)Jun 5, 2009 - May 31, 2012
    NIH/NIAID
    Role of the neurogenic inflammatory pathway in the genital tract immune response
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R13AI063796     (DARVILLE, TONI)Apr 15, 2005 - Mar 31, 2010
    NIH/NIAID
    Ninth Biennial Meeting of the Chlamydia Basic Research Society
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator

    R01AI059650     (RANK, ROGER)Dec 1, 2004 - Nov 30, 2008
    NIH/Nat. Inst. of Allergy & Infectious Diseases
    Host Response to Chlamydia Genital Infection in the Male
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R01AI54310     (RANK, ROGER)Aug 1, 2002 - May 31, 2007
    NIH/Nat. Inst. of Allergy & Infectious Diseases - Pass Through: University of Maryland
    Biology of Phage Infection in Chlamydia (Subc w Univ of MD)
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R01AI45565     (RANK, ROGER)Sep 1, 2000 - Aug 31, 2001
    NIH/Nat. Inst. of Allergy & Infectious Diseases
    Genetic Analysis of Chlamydial Virulence (Boston Subcontract)
    Role: Principal Investigator

    P20RR011815     (RANK, ROGER G)Sep 30, 1996 - Aug 31, 2000
    NIH/NCRR
    PROGRAM FOR THE STUDY OF OPPORTUNISTIC INFECTIONS
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R01AR039726     (RANK, ROGER G)Dec 1, 1988 - Nov 30, 1992
    NIH/NIAMS
    IMMUNOPATHOLOGY OF CHLAMYDIA--INDUCED REACTIVE ARTHRITIS
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R01AI026328     (KELLY, KATHLEEN A.)Apr 1, 1988 - Nov 30, 2008
    NIH/NIAID
    T-cell mediated immunity in chlamydia genital infection
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator

    R01AI023044     (RANK, ROGER G)Apr 1, 1986 - Mar 31, 1989
    NIH/NIAID
    IMMUNITY TO CHLAMYDIAL GENITAL AND EYE INFECTION
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Batteiger TA, Spencer N, Washam CL, Byrum S, Eledge M, Batteiger BE, Rank RG, Yeruva L. Endocervical miRNA Expression Profiles in Women Positive for Chlamydia trachomatis with Clinical Signs and/or Symptoms Are Distinct from Those in Women Positive for Chlamydia trachomatis without Signs and Symptoms. Infect Immun. 2020 Sep 18; 88(10). PMID: 32690634.
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    2. Nagarajan UM, Tripathy M, Kollipara A, Allen J, Goodwin A, Whittimore J, Wyrick PB, Rank RG. Differential signaling pathways are initiated in macrophages during infection depending on the intracellular fate of Chlamydia spp. Immunol Cell Biol. 2018 03; 96(3):246-256. PMID: 29363185.
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    3. Yeruva L, Pouncey DL, Eledge MR, Bhattacharya S, Luo C, Weatherford EW, Ojcius DM, Rank RG. MicroRNAs Modulate Pathogenesis Resulting from Chlamydial Infection in Mice. Infect Immun. 2017 Jan; 85(1). PMID: 27799333.
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    4. Yeruva L, Spencer NE, Saraf MK, Hennings L, Bowlin AK, Cleves MA, Mercer K, Chintapalli SV, Shankar K, Rank RG, Badger TM, Ronis MJ. Erratum to: Formula diet alters small intestine morphology, microbial abundance and reduces VE-cadherin and IL-10 expression in neonatal porcine model. BMC Gastroenterol. 2016 May 26; 16(1):55. PMID: 27229864.
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    5. Yeruva L, Spencer NE, Saraf MK, Hennings L, Bowlin AK, Cleves MA, Mercer K, Chintapalli SV, Shankar K, Rank RG, Badger TM, Ronis MJ. Formula diet alters small intestine morphology, microbial abundance and reduces VE-cadherin and IL-10 expression in neonatal porcine model. BMC Gastroenterol. 2016 Mar 22; 16:40. PMID: 27005303.
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    6. Yeruva L, Bowlin AK, Spencer N, Maurelli AT, Rank RG. Chlamydial variants differ in ability to ascend the genital tract in the guinea pig model of chlamydial genital infection. Infect Immun. 2015 Aug; 83(8):3176-83. PMID: 26015484.
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    7. Craig AP, Kong FY, Yeruva L, Hocking JS, Rank RG, Wilson DP, Donovan B. Is it time to switch to doxycycline from azithromycin for treating genital chlamydial infections in women? Modelling the impact of autoinoculation from the gastrointestinal tract to the genital tract. BMC Infect Dis. 2015 Apr 30; 15:200. PMID: 25925662.
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    8. Neuendorf E, Gajer P, Bowlin AK, Marques PX, Ma B, Yang H, Fu L, Humphrys MS, Forney LJ, Myers GS, Bavoil PM, Rank RG, Ravel J. Chlamydia caviae infection alters abundance but not composition of the guinea pig vaginal microbiota. Pathog Dis. 2015 Jun; 73(4). PMID: 25761873.
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    9. Rank RG, Yeruva L. An alternative scenario to explain rectal positivity in Chlamydia-infected individuals. Clin Infect Dis. 2015 May 15; 60(10):1585-6. PMID: 25648236.
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    10. Craig AP, Rank RG, Bowlin AK, Wand H, Wilson DP. Target cell limitation constrains chlamydial load in persistent infections: results from mathematical modelling applied to mouse genital tract infection data. Pathog Dis. 2015 Feb; 73(1):1-8. PMID: 25044245.
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    11. Jasper DK, Sigar IM, Schripsema JH, Sainvil CK, Smith CL, Yeruva L, Rank RG, Murthy AK, Widder JR, Ramsey KH. Genomic variant representation in a Chlamydia population is dynamic and adaptive with dependence on in vitro and in vivo passage. Pathog Dis. 2015 Feb; 73(1):1-12. PMID: 25673672.
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    12. Wali S, Gupta R, Veselenak RL, Li Y, Yu JJ, Murthy AK, Cap AP, Guentzel MN, Chambers JP, Zhong G, Rank RG, Pyles RB, Arulanandam BP. Use of a Guinea pig-specific transcriptome array for evaluation of protective immunity against genital chlamydial infection following intranasal vaccination in Guinea pigs. PLoS One. 2014; 9(12):e114261. PMID: 25502875.
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    13. Yeruva L, Myers GS, Spencer N, Creasy HH, Adams NE, Maurelli AT, McChesney GR, Cleves MA, Ravel J, Bowlin A, Rank RG. Early microRNA expression profile as a prognostic biomarker for the development of pelvic inflammatory disease in a mouse model of chlamydial genital infection. mBio. 2014 Jun 24; 5(3):e01241-14. PMID: 24961692.
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    14. Nelson MR, Sutton KJ, Brook BS, Mallet DG, Simpson DP, Rank RG. STI-GMaS: an open-source environment for simulation of sexually-transmitted infections. BMC Syst Biol. 2014 Jun 12; 8:66. PMID: 24923486.
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    15. Rank RG, Yeruva L. Hidden in plain sight: chlamydial gastrointestinal infection and its relevance to persistence in human genital infection. Infect Immun. 2014 Apr; 82(4):1362-71. PMID: 24421044.
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    16. Yeruva L, Melnyk S, Spencer N, Bowlin A, Rank RG. Differential susceptibilities to azithromycin treatment of chlamydial infection in the gastrointestinal tract and cervix. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2013 Dec; 57(12):6290-4. PMID: 24100498.
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    17. Hovis KM, Mojica S, McDermott JE, Pedersen L, Simhi C, Rank RG, Myers GS, Ravel J, Hsia RC, Bavoil PM. Genus-optimized strategy for the identification of chlamydial type III secretion substrates. Pathog Dis. 2013 Dec; 69(3):213-22. PMID: 23873765.
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    18. Yeruva L, Spencer N, Bowlin AK, Wang Y, Rank RG. Chlamydial infection of the gastrointestinal tract: a reservoir for persistent infection. Pathog Dis. 2013 Aug; 68(3):88-95. PMID: 23843274.
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    19. Rank RG, Bowlin AK, Tormanen KI, Wang Y, Maurelli AT. Effect of inflammatory response on in vivo competition between two chlamydial variants in the guinea pig model of inclusion conjunctivitis. Infect Immun. 2012 Feb; 80(2):612-9. PMID: 22144478.
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    20. Rank RG, Whittimore J, Bowlin AK, Wyrick PB. In vivo ultrastructural analysis of the intimate relationship between polymorphonuclear leukocytes and the chlamydial developmental cycle. Infect Immun. 2011 Aug; 79(8):3291-301. PMID: 21576327.
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    21. Carrasco JA, Tan C, Rank RG, Hsia RC, Bavoil PM. Altered developmental expression of polymorphic membrane proteins in penicillin-stressed Chlamydia trachomatis. Cell Microbiol. 2011 Jul; 13(7):1014-25. PMID: 21504531.
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    22. Lacy HM, Bowlin AK, Hennings L, Scurlock AM, Nagarajan UM, Rank RG. Essential role for neutrophils in pathogenesis and adaptive immunity in Chlamydia caviae ocular infections. Infect Immun. 2011 May; 79(5):1889-97. PMID: 21402767.
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    23. Saraswati S, Block AS, Davidson MK, Rank RG, Mahadevan M, Diekman AB. Galectin-3 is a substrate for prostate specific antigen (PSA) in human seminal plasma. Prostate. 2011 Feb 01; 71(2):197-208. PMID: 20672323.
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    24. Rank RG, Whittum-Hudson JA. Protective immunity to chlamydial genital infection: evidence from animal studies. J Infect Dis. 2010 Jun 15; 201 Suppl 2:S168-77. PMID: 20470052.
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    25. Wang Y, Nagarajan U, Hennings L, Bowlin AK, Rank RG. Local host response to chlamydial urethral infection in male guinea pigs. Infect Immun. 2010 Apr; 78(4):1670-81. PMID: 20123720.
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    26. Binet R, Bowlin AK, Maurelli AT, Rank RG. Impact of azithromycin resistance mutations on the virulence and fitness of Chlamydia caviae in guinea pigs. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2010 Mar; 54(3):1094-101. PMID: 20065052.
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    27. Rank, R. G., Lacy, H. M., Goodwin, A. M., Sikes, J. D., Whittimore, J., Wyrick, P. B., Nagarajan, U. M. Host chemokine and cytokine response in the endocervix within the first develpomental cycle of Chlamydia muridarum. Infect. Immun. 2010; (78):536-544.
    28. Rank R, Pyles RB. Sexually Transmitted Infections. Animal models in research in sexually transmitted infections and HIV/AIDS. 2010.
    29. Rank R, Whittum-Hudson JA. Protective immunity to chalamydial genital infection: Evidence from animal studies. J. Infectious Diseases, supplement. 2010.
    30. Wang, Y., Nagarajan, U., Hennings, L., Rank, R. G. The local host response to chlamydial urethal infection in male guinea pigs. Infect. Immun. 2010; (78):1670-1681.
    31. Binet R, Bowlin AK, Maurelli AT, Rank R. Impact of azithromycin resistant mutations on the virulence and fitness of Chlamydia caviae in guinea pigs. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotheraphy. 2010; 54:1094-1101.
    32. Wang Y, Nagarajan U, Hennings L, Rank R. The local host response to chlamydial urethral infection in male guinea pigs. Infect. Immun. 2010; 78:1670-1681.
    33. Binet, R., Bowlin, A. K., Maurelli, A. T., Rank, R. G. Impact of azithromycin resistant mutations on the virulence and fitness of Chlamydia caviae in guinea pigs. Antimicrobial Agents & Chemotherapy. 2010; (54):1094-1101.
    34. Tan C, Hsia R-c, Shou H, Carrasco JA, Rank R, Bavoil PM. Variable expression of surface-exposed polymorphic membrane proteins in in vitro grown Chlemydia trachomatis. Cell Microbiology. 2010; 12:174-187.
    35. Rank RG, Lacy HM, Goodwin A, Sikes J, Whittimore J, Wyrick PB, Nagarajan UM. Host chemokine and cytokine response in the endocervix within the first developmental cycle of Chlamydia muridarum. Infect Immun. 2010 Jan; 78(1):536-44. PMID: 19841073.
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    36. Tan C, Hsia RC, Shou H, Carrasco JA, Rank RG, Bavoil PM. Variable expression of surface-exposed polymorphic membrane proteins in in vitro-grown Chlamydia trachomatis. Cell Microbiol. 2010 Feb; 12(2):174-87. PMID: 19811502.
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    37. Prantner D, Darville T, Sikes JD, Andrews CW, Brade H, Rank RG, Nagarajan UM. Critical role for interleukin-1beta (IL-1beta) during Chlamydia muridarum genital infection and bacterial replication-independent secretion of IL-1beta in mouse macrophages. Infect Immun. 2009 Dec; 77(12):5334-46. PMID: 19805535.
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    38. Mallet DG, Heymer KJ, Rank RG, Wilson DP. Chlamydial infection and spatial ascension of the female genital tract: a novel hybrid cellular automata and continuum mathematical model. FEMS Immunol Med Microbiol. 2009 Nov; 57(2):173-82. PMID: 19735471.
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    39. Wilson DP, Bowlin AK, Bavoil PM, Rank RG. Ocular pathologic response elicited by Chlamydia organisms and the predictive value of quantitative modeling. J Infect Dis. 2009 Jun 15; 199(12):1780-9. PMID: 19419335.
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    40. Ramsey KH, Sigar IM, Schripsema JH, Denman CJ, Bowlin AK, Myers GA, Rank RG. Strain and virulence diversity in the mouse pathogen Chlamydia muridarum. Infect Immun. 2009 Aug; 77(8):3284-93. PMID: 19470744.
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    41. Rank RG, Bowlin AK, Cané S, Shou H, Liu Z, Nagarajan UM, Bavoil PM. Effect of Chlamydiaphage phiCPG1 on the course of conjunctival infection with "Chlamydia caviae" in guinea pigs. Infect Immun. 2009 Mar; 77(3):1216-21. PMID: 19139194.
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    42. Prantner D, Brade H, Rank R, Nagarajan UM. Macrophages are significant producers of IL-beta during C. muridarum genial tract infection and IL-beta secretion is dependent on chlamydial viability bu not growth. Fourth Biennial Meeting of the Chlamydia Basic Research Society. 2009.
    43. Rank R. Vaccines for biodefense and emerging and neglected diseases. Chlamydia. 2009; Pp. 845-868.
    44. Rank R. Vaccines for biodefense and emerging and neglected diseases. Chlamydia. 2009.
    45. Prantner D, Darville T, Sikes JD, Andrews CW Jr, Brade H, Rank R, Nagarajan UM. Critical role for IL-1B during Chlamydia muridarum genital infection and bacterial replication-independent secretion of IL-1B in mouse macrophages. Infect. Immun. 2009; 77:5334-5346.
    46. Wilson DP, Bowlin AK, Bavoil PM, Rank R. Ocular pathology elicitedby Chlamydia and the predictive value of quantitative modeling. J. Infect. Dis. 2009; 199:1780-1789.
    47. Rank R, Sikes J, Goodwin A, Lacy HM, Nagarajan UM. Two waves of chemokines and cytokines are elicited within the first chlamydial development cycle in vivo. Fourth Biennial Meeting of the Chlamydia Basic Research Society. 2009.
    48. Rank R, Bowlin AK, Cane S, Shou H, Liu Z, Nagarajan UM, Bavoil PM. Effect of chlamydiaphage CPG1 on the course of conjunctival infection with Chlamydia caviae in guinea pigs. Infect. Immun. 2009; 77:1216-1221.
    49. Wang Y, Nagarajan UM, Bowlin AK, Rank R. Local mucosal immune responses in the male urethra of guinea pigs following chlamydial infection and reinfection. Fourth Biennial Meeting of the Chlamydia Basic Research Society. 2009.
    50. Wilson DP, Bowlin A, Bavoil PM, Rank R. Ocular pathology elicitedby Chlamydia and the predictive value of quantitative modeling. Fourth Biennial Meeting of the Chlamydia Basic Research Society. 2009.
    51. Prantner, D., Darville, T., Sikes, J. D., Andrews, C. W. Jr., Brade, H., Rank, R. G., Nagarajan, U. M. Critical role for the IL-1B during Chlamydia muridarum genital infection and bacteria replication-independent secretion of IL-1B in mouse macrophages. Infect. Immun. 2009; (77):5334-5346.
    52. Binet R, Rank R, Bowlin AK, Maurelli AT. Impact of mutations conferring resistance to azithromycin on the virlence and fitness of C. caviae during ocular infections in guinea pigs. Fourth Biennial Meeting of the Chlamydia Basic Research Society. 2009.
    53. Rank RG, Whittimore J, Bowlin AK, Dessus-Babus S, Wyrick PB. Chlamydiae and polymorphonuclear leukocytes: unlikely allies in the spread of chlamydial infection. FEMS Immunol Med Microbiol. 2008 Oct; 54(1):104-13. PMID: 18657107.
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    54. Tan C, Hsia R-c, Shou H-z, Rank R, Dean D, Gaydos C, Myers G, Bavoil PM. The polymorphic membrane protein family of Chlamydia trachomatis is the basis of a mechanism of high frequency antigenic variaion. 2008; 64.
    55. Rank R. Animal Models - New Research directions. Proceedings of the Sixth Meeting for the European Society for Chlamydia Research. Christiansen G (ed). 2008; 85.
    56. Rank RG. Proceedings of the Sixth Meeting for the European Society for Chlamydia Research. Animal Models - New Research Directions. 2008; (379).
    57. Ramse KH, Sigar IM, Schripsema JH, Bowlin AK, Belland RJ, Denman CJ, Rank R. Diversity in the murine pathogen Chlamydia muridarum. 2008; 92.
    58. Wang Y, Rank R. Local immune response to chlmaydial genital infecton in male guinea pigs. 2008; 97.
    59. Rank RG. Host Response to chlamydial genital infections:. Quo vadis?. 2007.
    60. Burall LS, Liu Z, Rank R, Bavoil PM. The chlamydial invasin-like protein gene conundrum. Microbes Infect. 2007 Jun; 9(7):873-80. PMID: 17533147.
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    61. Rank RG. Chlamydial Diseases. 2007; pp. 325-348.
    62. Burall LS, Liu Z, Rank RG, Bavoil PM. The chlamydial invasion-like protein gene conundrum. Microbes and Infection. 2007; 9:873-880.
    63. Liu Z, Rank R, Kaltenboeck B, Magnino S, Dean D, Burall L, Plaut RD, Read TD, Myers G, Bavoil PM. Genomic plasticity of the rrn-nqrF intergenic segment in the Chlamydiaceae. J Bacteriol. 2007 Mar; 189(5):2128-32. PMID: 17158668.
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    64. Chernesky M, Caldwell H, Christiansen G, Clarke IN, Kaltenboeck B, Knirsch C, Kuo C-C, Mahony J, Rank R, Ridgway GL, Saikku P, Schachter JJ, Stamm WE, Stephens RS, Summersgill JT, Timms P, Wyrick PB. Chlamydial Infections. 2006.
    65. Rank R. Chlamydia: Genomics, Pathogenesis and Implications for Control. The CD4 Response. 2006.
    66. Schachter JJ, Christiansen G, Clarke IN, Hammersclag MR, Kaltenboeck B, Kuo C-C, Rank R, Ridgway GL, Saikku P, Stamm WE, Stephens RS, Summersgill JT, Timms P, Wyrick PB. Chlamydial Infections. 2006.
    67. Nagarajan UM, Ojcius DM, Stahl L, Rank RG, Darville T. Chlamydia trachomatis induces expression of IFN-gamma-inducible protein 10 and IFN-beta independent of TLR2 and TLR4, but largely dependent on MyD88. J Immunol. 2005 Jul 01; 175(1):450-60. PMID: 15972679.
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    68. Nagarajan UM, Ojcius DM, Stahl L, Rank R, Darville T. Chlamydia trachomatis induces expression of IFN-{gamma}-inducible protein 10 and IFN-{beta} Independent of TLR2 and TLR4, but Largely Dependet on MyD88. J. Immunol. 2005; 175:450-460.
    69. Nagarajan UM, O'Connell C, Rank R. Molecular characterization of guinea pig (Cavia porcellus) CD8a and CD8B cDNA. Tissue Antigens. 2004; 63:184-189.
    70. Rank RG, Bowlin AK, Reed RL, Darville T. Characterization of chlamydial genital infection resulting from sexual transmission from male to female guinea pigs and determination of infectious dose. Infect Immun. 2003 Nov; 71(11):6148-54. PMID: 14573630.
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    71. Perfettini J-L, Ojcius DM, Andrews CW, Korsmeyer SJ, Rank R, Darville T. Role of proapoptotic BAX in propagation of Chlamydia muridarum (the muse pneumonitis strain of Chlamydia trachomatis) and the host inflammatory response. J. Biol. Chem. 2003; 278:9496-9502.
    72. Read TD, Myers GSA, Brunham RC, Nelson WC, Paulsen IT, Heidelberg J, Holtzapple E, Khouri H, Federova NB, Carty HA, Umayam LA, Haft DH, Peterson J, Beanan MJ, White O, Salzberg SL, Hsia R, McClarty G, Rank R, Bavoil PM, Fraser CM. Genome sequence of Chlamydophila caviae (Chlamydia psittaci GPIC): examining the role of biotype-specific genes in the evolution of the chlamydiaceae. Nucleic Acids Research. 2003; 31:2134-2147.
    73. Perfettini JL, Ojcius DM, Andrews CW, Korsmeyer SJ, Rank RG, Darville T. Role of proapoptotic BAX in propagation of Chlamydia muridarum (the mouse pneumonitis strain of Chlamydia trachomatis) and the host inflammatory response. J Biol Chem. 2003 Mar 14; 278(11):9496-502. PMID: 12509420.
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    74. Hawkins RA, Rank RG, Kelly KA. A Chlamydia trachomatis-specific Th2 clone does not provide protection against a genital infection and displays reduced trafficking to the infected genital mucosa. Infect Immun. 2002 Sep; 70(9):5132-9. PMID: 12183563.
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    75. Perfettini JL, Darville T, Dautry-Varsat A, Rank RG, Ojcius DM. Inhibition of apoptosis by gamma interferon in cells and mice infected with Chlamydia muridarum (the mouse pneumonitis strain of Chlamydia trachomatis). Infect Immun. 2002 May; 70(5):2559-65. PMID: 11953396.
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    76. Hawkins RA, Rank R, Kelly KA. A chalmydia trachomatis-specific Th2 clone does not provide protection against a genital and displays reduced trafficking to the infected genital mucosa. Infect. Immun. 2002; 70:5132-5139.
    77. Perfettine J-L, Darville T, Daultry-Varsat A, Rank R, Ojcius DM. Inhibition of apoptosis by IFN-y in cells and mice infected with Chlamydia trachomatis. Infect. Immun. 2002; 70:2559-2565.
    78. Darville T, Andrews CW, Sikes JD, Fraley PL, Baswell L, Rank R. Mouse strain-dependent chemokines reglation of the genital tract T heper cell type 1 immune response. Infect. Immun. 2001; 69:7419-7424.
    79. Schachter J, Stephens RS, Timms P, Kuo C, Bavoil PM, Birkelund S, Boman J, Caldwell H, Campbell LA, Chernesky M, Christiansen G, Clarke IN, Gaydos C, Grayston JT, Hackstadt T, Hsia R, Kaltenboeck B, Leinonnen M, Ocjius D, McClarty G, Orfila J, Peeling R, Puolakkainen M, Quinn TC, Rank R, Raulston J, Ridegway GL, Saikku P, Stamm WE, Taylor-Robinson DT, Wang SP, Wyrick PB. Radical changes to chlamydal taxonomy are not necessary just yet. Int. J. Sys. Evol. Microbiol. 2001; 51:249-253.
    80. Rank R, Bowlin AK, Kelly KA. Charaterization of the lymphocyte response in te female genital tract during ascending chlamydial genital infection in the guinea pig mode. Infect. Immun. 2000; 68:5293-5298.
    81. Kelly KA, Walker JC, Jameel SH, Gray HL, Rank R. Differential regulation of CD4 lymphocyte recruitment between the upper and lower regions of the genital tract during Chlamydia infection. Infect. Immun. 2000; 68:1519-1528.
    82. Darville T, Andrews CW, Rank R. Does inhibiton of tumor ncrosis factor-alpha affect chalmydial genital tract infection in mice and guinea pigs. Infect. Immun. 2000; 68:5299-5305.
    83. Hawkins RA, Rank R. Expression of mucosal homing receptor a4B7 is associated with enhanced migration to the Chlamydia-infected murine genital mucosa iIn vivo. Infect. Immun. 2000; 68:5587-5594.
    84. Morrison R, Rank R. Effects of Microbes on the immune response. Chlamydial sequelae: Mechanisms of immune damage in trachoma and genital tract infections. 1999.
    85. Wyrick PB, Knight ST, Paul TR, Rank R, Barbier CS. Persistent chalmydial envelope antigens in antibiotic-exposed infected cells trigger neutrophil chemotaxis. J. Inf. Dis. 1999; 179:954-966.
    86. Rank R. Chlamydia: Biology, Pathogenesis, and Immunity. Models of Immunity. 1999; pp 239-296.
    87. Rank R. Encyclopedia of Immunology 2nd edition. Chlamydia, infection and immunity. 1998; pp 549-552.
    88. Tseng KT, Rank R. The role of NK cells in the early host response to chalmydial genital infection. Infect. Immun. 1998; 66:5867-5875.
    89. Stephens RSJ, Byrne JI, Christiansen G, Clarke IN, Grayston JT, Rank R, Ridgway GL, Saikku P, Schachter J, Stamm WE. Chlamydial Infections. 1998.
    90. Williams DM, Grubbs B, Kelly KA, Rank R. Humoral and cellular immunity in secondary infection due to murine Chalmydia trachomatis. Infect. Immun. 1997; 65:2876-2882.
    91. Kelly KA, Rank R. Identifiation of homing receptors that mediate the recruitment of CD4 T cells to the genital tract following intravaginal infection with Chlamydia trachomatis. Infect. Immun. 1997; 65:5198-5208.
    92. Patterson TL, Rank R. Immunity to reinfection and immunizaton of male guinea pigs against urethral infection with the agent of guinea pig inclusion conjunctivitis. Sex. Trans. Dis. 1996; 23:145-150.
    93. Kelly KA, Robinson EA, Rank R. Initial route of antigen administration alters the T cell cytokine provided in response to the mouse pneumonitis biovar of Chlamydia trachomatis following genital infection. Infect. Immun. 1996; 64:4976-4983.
    94. Bavoil PM, Hsia R-C, Rank R. Prospects for a vaccine against Chlamydia genital disease. I. Microbiology and pathogenesis. Bull. Inst. Pasteur. 1996; 94:1-54.
    95. Rank R, Bavoil PM. Prospects for a vaccine against Chlamydia genital disease. II. Immunity and vaccine development. Bull. Inst. Pasteur. 1996; 94:55-82.
    96. Darville T, Lafoon KK, Kishen LR, Rank R. Tumor necrosis factor-alpha activity in genital tract secretions of guinea pigs infected with chlamydie. Infect. Immun. 1995; 63:4675-4681.
    97. Rank R, Sanders MM, Patton DL. Increased incidence of oviduct pathology in the guinea pig following repeat vaginal inoculation with the chlamydal agent of guinea pig inclusion conjunctivitis. Sex. Trans. Dis. 1995; 22:48-51.
    98. Cain TK, Rank R. Local TH1-like responses are induced by intravaginal infection of mice with mouse pneumonitis (MoPn) biovar of Chlamydia trachomatis. Infect. Immun. 1995; 63:1784-1789.
    99. Magee DM, Williams DM, Smith JG, Bleicker CA, Grubbs BG, Schachter J, Rank R. Role of CD8 T cells in primary Chlmydia infection. Infect. Immun. 1995; 63:516-521.
    100. Igietseme JU, Magee DM, Williams DM, Rank R. A role for CD8+ T cells in anti-chlamydial immunity definedb chlamydial-specific T lymphocyte clones. Infect. Immun. 1994; 62:5195-5197.
    101. Rank R. Methods in Enzymolog, Bacterial pathogenesis. Examples of animal models for urogenital infections. 1994; pp 83-93.
    102. Rank R, Whittum-Hudson J. Methods in Enzymolog, Bacterial pathogenesis. Examples of animal models for ocular infections. 1994; pp 69-83.
    103. Igietseme JU, Wyrick PB, Goyeau D, Rank R. An in vitro model for immune control of chlamydial growth in polarized epithlial cel. Infect. Immun. 1994; 6:3528-3535.
    104. Igietseme JU, Ramsey KH, Magee M, Williams DM, Kincy TJ, Rank R. Resoluton of murine chlamydial genital infection by the adoptive transfer of a biovar-specific, TH1 lymphocyte clone. Regional Immunology. 1993; 57:317-324.
    105. Rank R, Sanders MM, Kidd AT. Influence of the estrouscycle on the development of upper genital tract pathology as a result of chlamydial infection in the guniea pig model of pelvic inflammatory disease. Am.J.Path. 1993; 142:1291-1296.
    106. Batteiger BE, Rank R, Bavoil PM, Soderberg LSF. Partial protection against reinfection by immunization of guinea pigs with isolated outer-membrane proteins of the chlamydial agent of guinea pig inclusion conjunctivitis. J.Gen.Microbiol. 1993; 139:2965-2972.
    107. Patton DL, Rank R. Advances in host defense mechanisms. Sexually transmitted diseases. Animal models for the study of pelvic inflammatory disease. 1992; pp 85-111.
    108. Igietseme JU, Rank R. Susceptibility to reinfection after a primary chlamydial genital infection is associated with a decrease of antigen-specifc T cells in the genital tract. Infect. Immun. 1991; 59:1346-1351.
    109. Ramsey KH, Rank R. Resolution of chlamydial genitl infection with antigen-specific T lymphocyte lines. Infect. Immun. 1991; 59:925-931.
    110. Rank R, Batteiger BE, Soderberg LSF. Immunization against chlamydia genital infection in ginea pigs with UV-inactivated and live organisms administered by different routes. Infect. Immun. 1990; 58:2599-2605.
    111. Whiteside MF, Whiteside JA, Tysinger JW, Rank R. Techniques for using computer-delivered patient cases by groups of students to develop problem-solving skills. J. Med.Ed.Technol. 1990; 109:21-28.
    112. Rank R, Soderberg LSF, Sanders MM, Batteiger BE. Role of cell-mediated immunit in the resolution of secondary chlamydial genital infection in guinea pigs infected with te agent of guinea pig inclusion conjunctivitis. Infect. Immun. 1989; 57:706-710.
    113. Barron AL, Menna JH, Moses EM, Rank R, Ryu H, White HJ. Response in guinea pigs to intravaginal inoculation with guinea pig cytomegalovirus. Sex. Trans. Dis. 1989; 16:41-46.
    114. Hough AJ Jr., Rank R. Pathogenesis of acute arthritis due to viable Chlamydia trachomatis (Mouse pneumonitis agent) in C57B1/6 mice. Am. J. Pathol. 1989; 134:903-912.
    115. Rank R, Batteiger BE. Serum antibody has a protective role in immunity t chlamydial genital infection. Infect. Immun. 1989; 57:299-301.
    116. Rank R, Batteiger BE, Soderberg LSF. SuSusceptibility toreinfection after a primary chlamydial gnital infection. Infect. Immun. 1988; 56:2243-2249.
    117. Rank R, Ramsey KH, Hough AJ Jr. Antibody-mediated modulation of arthrits induced by Chlamydia. Am.J.Path. 1988; 132:372-381.
    118. Hough AJ Jr., Rank R. Induction of arthritis in C5BI/6 mice by chlamydial antigen: Effect of prior immunization or infection. Am. J. Pathol. 1988; 130:163-172.
    119. Rank R. Microbiology of Chlamydia. Role of the Immune Response. 1988; pp 217-234.
    120. Rank R, Barron AL. Specific effect of estradiol on the genital mucosal antibody response in chlamydial ocular and genitl infections. Infect. Immun. 1987; 55:2317-2319.
    121. Batteiger BE, Rank R. Analysis of the humoral immune response in chalmydial genital infection in guinea pigs. Infect. Immun. 1987; 55:1767-1773.
    122. Rank R, Barron AL. Effct of anti-thymocyte serum on the course of chlamydial genital infection in female guinea pigs. Infect. Immun. 1983; 41:876-879.
    123. Rank R, Barron AL. Humoral immune response in acquired immunity to chlamydial geital infectin of female ginea pigs. Infect. Immun. 1983; 39:463-465.
    124. Soloff BL, Rank R, Barron AL. Ultrastructural studies of chlamydial infection in guinea pig urogental tract. J. Comp. Pathol. 1982; 92:547-558.
    125. White HJ, Rank R, Soloff BL, Barron AL. Experimental chlamydialsalpingitis in immunosupprssed guinea pigs infected in the genital tract with the agentof guinea pig inclusion conjunctivitis. Infect. Immun. 1979; 26:728-735.
    126. Robinett JP, Rank R. Splenomegaly in murine trypanosomiasis: T cell dependent pheomeon. Infect. Immun. 1979; 23:270-275.
    127. Roberts DW, Rank R, Weidanz WP, Finerty JF. The preventionof recrudescent malaria in nude mice by the thymic grafting or by treatment with hyperimmune serum. Infect. Immun. 1977; 168:821-826.
    128. Rank R, Weidanz WP. Nonsterilizing immunity in avian malaria - an atibody independent phenomenon. Proc. Soc. Exp. Biol. Med. 1976; 151:257-259.
    129. Weidanz WP, Rank R. Regional immunosuppression induced by a Plasmodium berghei yoelii infection n mice. Infect. Immun. 1975; 11:211-212.
    130. Rank RG, Whittimore J, Bowlin A, Cane S, Dessus-Babus S, Wyric Pricilla B. Chlamydiae and PMN's. Unlikely allies in the spread of chlamydial infection.
    131. Binet, R., Bowlin, A. K., Maurelli, A. T., Rank, R. G. Impact of Azithromycin Resistant Mutations on the Virulence and Fitness of Chlamydia caviae in Guinea Pigs. 49th Annual ICAAC.
    132. Carrasco, J. A., Tan, C., Rank, R. G., Bavoil, P. M. Expression of polymorphic membrane proteins under conditions of stress-induced persistence in C. trachomatis. 12th International Chlamydia.
    133. Magee M, Igietseme JU, Rank R, Schachter J, Williams DM. Chalamydia trachomatis pneumonia in the severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) mouse. Regional Immunology. (305-311).
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