Lena J. Heung, Ph.D.

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2005 Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, United States 
Area:
Molecular Biology, Microbiology Biology
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Maurizio D. Poeta grad student 2005 MUSC
 (Regulation of the virulence of Cryptococcus neoformans by the sphingolipid pathway: A novel signaling cascade mediated by diacylglycerol (DAG) and protein kinase C 1 (Pkc1).)
Tobias M. Hohl post-doc 2012-2018 Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (Chemistry Tree)
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Heung LJ. (2020) Monocytes and the Host Response to Fungal Pathogens. Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology. 10: 34
Heung LJ, Hohl TM. (2019) Inflammatory monocytes are detrimental to the host immune response during acute infection with Cryptococcus neoformans. Plos Pathogens. 15: e1007627
Heung LJ. (2017) Innate Immune Responses to Cryptococcus. Journal of Fungi (Basel, Switzerland). 3
Brunel SF, Bain JM, King J, et al. (2017) Live Imaging of Antifungal Activity by Human Primary Neutrophils and Monocytes in Response to A. fumigatus. Journal of Visualized Experiments : Jove
Heung LJ, Hohl TM. (2016) DAP12 inhibits pulmonary immune responses to Cryptococcus neoformans. Infection and Immunity
Heung LJ, Jhingran A, Hohl TM. (2015) Deploying FLAREs to Visualize Functional Outcomes of Host-Pathogen Encounters. Plos Pathogens. 11: e1004912
Jhingran A, Kasahara S, Shepardson KM, et al. (2015) Compartment-specific and sequential role of MyD88 and CARD9 in chemokine induction and innate defense during respiratory fungal infection. Plos Pathogens. 11: e1004589
Heung LJ, Luberto C, Del Poeta M. (2006) Role of sphingolipids in microbial pathogenesis. Infection and Immunity. 74: 28-39
Heung LJ, Kaiser AE, Luberto C, et al. (2005) The role and mechanism of diacylglycerol-protein kinase C1 signaling in melanogenesis by Cryptococcus neoformans. The Journal of Biological Chemistry. 280: 28547-55
Heung LJ, Luberto C, Plowden A, et al. (2004) The sphingolipid pathway regulates Pkc1 through the formation of diacylglycerol in Cryptococcus neoformans. The Journal of Biological Chemistry. 279: 21144-53
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