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Associate Professor

Specialty Areas:

Molecular Genetics, Cystic Fibrosis

Research Focus:

I received my PhD in 1993 from Baylor College of Medicine in the Department of Human and Molecular Genetics under the direction of Dr. Arthur Beaudet. During my first year at Baylor, the cystic fibrosis (CF) gene was discovered, and my career path was set. Under Dr. Beaudet’s direction, I was one of the first to report a population-based study on what turned out to be the most common cystic fibrosis mutation, F508del (1). Baylor College of Medicine was also one of the first institutions to make broad use of recombination in embryonic stem cells for generating mouse lines, and for the bulk of my graduate thesis, in collaboration with Dr. Allen Bradley’s group, I was one of several investigators worldwide who successfully generated mice carrying CF gene mutations (2-4). After graduating, I spent the next five years completing a post-doctoral fellowship, again with Dr. Beaudet, evaluating the potential to utilize adenoviral-based vectors for gene transfer in CF (5-10). While the use of adenoviral vectors in clinical trials for gene transfer have not advanced, the experiences at Baylor provided a solid and broad training in molecular biology, human genetics, mouse transgenics and phenotyping, and viral vector use, all of which prepared me for my academic career.

In 1998, I joined the University of North Carolina Cystic Fibrosis Center (now the Marsico Lung Institute/UNC CF Center) as director of the Molecular Biology and Mouse Core, a position that I still hold. It has been a huge honor to serve in this position. The Molecular Biology and Mouse Core provides the molecular biology (DNA cloning, RNA isolation and analysis, gene editing (CRISPR/Cas9) service), mouse model production, mouse model genotyping and phenotyping for collaborating scientists at UNC and outside investigators as needed. Since 1998, the Core has consistently contributed to the overall group by providing needed expertise, reagents, and equipment in molecular biology and mouse colony management. The Molecular Biology and Mouse Core has been, and continues to be, supported by the NHLBI, NIDDK, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation through a variety of mechanisms related to large collaborative efforts, including PPG Core Grant funding, the NIDDK-supported MTCC and CFRTCC, and the CFF Research and Development Program (RDP).

Throughout its history, the Molecular Biology Core has sought to keep up with the ever-present technological advances. Over the years, not only has the Core conducted standard cloning, PCR, RNA analysis, we have worked with investigators to develop expertise in gene expression microarrays, RNAsequencing, siRNA technologies, CRISPR/Cas9, and now are providing RNA in situ hybridization via the RNAScope technology and single-cell RNA analyses services. The success of the Core is highlighted by the broad range of publications supported by the Core (See bibliography; provide my Bibliography link) and the large number of grants that have utilized Core services to generate key preliminary data to ensure the success of the project. Continued funding by the granting agencies for services provided by is also a measure of the Core’s productivity. The services provided by the Core are also now and integral and important aspect of the work provided by SPIROVATION (http://www.spirovation.com/).

In addition to providing Core services, Dr. O’Neal also has had the ability to pursue independent lines of research in collaboration with Marsico Lung Institute scientists. Particularly rewarding are the research efforts focused on understanding the gene modifiers that associate with CF phenotypes (11-16), expanding the utility of theScnn1b-Tg mouse model for muco-obstructive lung disease (17-25); see Mouse Core for more information), and the understanding of mucin biology and genetics (26-30). While Dr. O’Neal’s true passion is CF research (http://news.unchealthcare.org/news/2015/april/the-family-disease), the environment in the Marsico Lung Institute has allowed her to apply her skills and expertise to a variety of related problems, including general airway cell biology and physiology and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, primarily though involvement in the SPIROMICS study (31-33)(http://www.spirovation.com/), where she serves as Chair of the Biomarkers Working Group, and the PreCISE asthma network, where she serves as Chair of Biomarkers and Quality Control.

In the UNC Health Care and School of Medicine Newsroom, the article entitled: “The Family Disease” was published in April, 2015, and describes Dr. O’Neal’s path to research.

Selected Bibliography:

  1. Esther CR Jr, O’Neal WK, Anderson WH, Kesimer M, Ceppe A, Doerschuk CM, Alexis NE, Hastie AT, Barr RG, Bowler RP, Wells JM, Oelsner EC, Comellas AP, Tesfaigzi Y, Kim V, Paulin LM, Cooper CB, Han MK, Huang YJ, Labaki WW, Curtis JL, Boucher RC; SPIROMICS. Identification of Sputum Biomarkers Predictive of Pulmonary Exacerbations in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Chest. 2022 May;161(5):1239-1249. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2021.10.049. PMID: 34801592.
  2. Morrison CB, Edwards CE, Shaffer KM, Araba KC, Wykoff JA, Williams DR, Asakura T, Dang H, Morton LC, Gilmore RC, O’Neal WK, Boucher RC, Baric RS, Ehre C. SARS-CoV-2 infection of airway cells causes intense viral and cell shedding, two spreading mechanisms affected by IL-13. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2022 Apr 19;119(16):e2119680119. doi: 10.1073/pnas.2119680119. PMID: 35353667.
  3. Kato T, Radicioni G, Papanikolas MJ, Stoychev GV, Markovetz MR, Aoki K, Porterfield M, Okuda K, Barbosa Cardenas SM, Gilmore RC, Morrison CB, Ehre C, Burns KA, White KK, Brennan TA, Goodell HP, Thacker H, Loznev HT, Forsberg LJ, Nagase T, Rubinstein M, Randell SH, Tiemeyer M, Hill DB, Kesimer M, O’Neal WK, Ballard ST, Freeman R, Button B, Boucher RC. Mucus concentration-dependent biophysical abnormalities unify submucosal gland and superficial airway dysfunction in cystic fibrosis. Sci Adv. 2022 Apr;8(13):eabm9718. doi: 10.1126/sciadv.abm9718. PMID: 35363522.
  4. Morrison CB, Shaffer KM, Araba KC, Markovetz MR, Wykoff JA, Quinney NL, Hao S, Delion MF, Flen AL, Morton LC, Liao J, Hill DB, Drumm ML, O’Neal WK, Kesimer M, Gentzsch M, Ehre C. Treatment of cystic fibrosis airway cells with CFTR modulators reverses aberrant mucus properties via hydration. Eur Respir J. 2022 Feb 3;59(2):2100185. doi: 10.1183/13993003.00185-2021. PMID: 34172469. PMCID: PMC8859811.
  5. Georas SN, Wright RJ, Ivanova A, Israel E, LaVange LM, Akuthota P, Carr TF, Denlinger LC, Fajt ML, Kumar R, O’Neal WK, Phipatanakul W, Szefler SJ, Aronica MA, Bacharier LB, Burbank AJ, Castro M, Alexander LC, Bamdad J, Cardet JC, Comhair SAA, Covar RA, DiMango EA, Erwin K, Erzurum SC, Fahy JV, Gaffin JM, Gaston B, Gerald LB, Hoffman EA, Holguin F, Jackson DJ, James J, Jarjour NN, Kenyon NJ, Khatri S, Kirwan JP, Kraft M, Krishnan JA, Liu AH, Liu MC, Marquis MA, Martinez F, Mey J, Moore WC, Moy JN, Ortega VE, Peden DB, Pennington E, Peters MC, Ross K, Sanchez M, Smith LJ, Sorkness RL, Wechsler ME, Wenzel SE, White SR, Zein J, Zeki AA, Noel P; PrecISE Study Team. The Precision Interventions for Severe and/or Exacerbation-Prone (PrecISE) Asthma Network: an overview of Network organization, procedures and interventions. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2022 Feb;149(2):488-516.e9. doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2021.10.035. PMID: 34848210. PMCID: PMC8821377.
  6. Sun Q, Liu W, Rosen JD, Huang L, Pace RG, Dang H, Gallins PJ, Blue EE, Ling H, Corvol H, Strug LJ, Bamshad MJ, Gibson RL, Pugh EW, Blackman SM, Cutting GR, O’Neal WK, Zhou YH, Wright FA, Knowles MR, Wen J, Li Y; Cystic Fibrosis Genome Project. Leveraging TOPMed imputation server and constructing a cohort-specific imputation reference panel to enhance genotype imputation among cystic fibrosis patients. HGG Adv. 2022 Jan 11;3(2):100090. doi: 10.1016/j.xhgg.2022.100090. PMID: 35128485; PMCID: PMC8804187.
  7. Radicioni G, Ceppe A, Ford AA, Alexis NE, Barr RG, Bleecker ER, Christenson SA, Cooper CB, Han MK, Hansel NN, Hastie AT, Hoffman EA, Kanner RE, Martinez FJ, Ozkan E, Paine R 3rd, Woodruff PG, O’Neal WK, Boucher RC, Kesimer M. Airway mucin MUC5AC and MUC5B concentrations and the initiation and progression of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: an analysis of the SPIROMICS cohort. Lancet Respir Med. 2021 Nov;9(11):1241-1254. doi: 10.1016/S2213-2600(21)00079-5. PMID: 34058148. PMCID: PMC8570975.
  8. Carpenter J, Wang Y, Gupta R, Li Y, Haridass P, Subramani DB, Reidel B, Morton L, Ridley C, O’Neal WK, Buisine MP, Ehre C, Thornton DJ, Kesimer M. Assembly and organization of the N-terminal region of mucin MUC5AC: Indications for structural and functional distinction from MUC5B. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2021 Sep 28;118(39):e2104490118. doi: 10.1073/pnas.2104490118. PMID: 34548396; PMCID: PMC8488587.
  9. Eastman AC, Pace RG, Dang H, Aksit MA, Vecchio-Pagán B, Lam AN, O’Neal WK, Blackman SM, Knowles MR, Cutting GR. SLC26A9 SNP rs7512462 is not associated with lung disease severity or lung function response to ivacaftor in cystic fibrosis patients with G551D-CFTR. J Cyst Fibros. 2021 Sep;20(5):851-856. doi: 10.1016/j.jcf.2021.02.007. PMID: 33674211. PMCID: PMC8410892.
  10. Fortis S, Comellas A, Bhatt SP, Hoffman EA, Han MK, Bhakta NR, Paine R 3rd, Ronish B, Kanner RE, Dransfield M, Hoesterey D, Buhr RG, Barr RG, Dolezal B, Ortega VE, Drummond MB, Arjomandi M, Kaner RJ, Kim V, Curtis JL, Bowler RP, Martinez F, Labaki WW, Cooper CB, O’Neal WK, Criner G, Hansel NN, Krishnan JA, Woodruff P, Couper D, Tashkin D, Barjaktarevic I. Ratio of Forced Expiratory Volume in 1 second /Slow Vital Capacity (FEV1/SVC)<0.7 is associated with clinical, functional, and radiologic features of obstructive lung disease in smokers with preserved lung function. Chest. 2021 Jul;160(1):94-103. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2021.01.067. PMID: 33539837. PMCID: PMC8295909.
  11. Okuda K, Dang H, Kobayashi Y, Carraro G, Nakano S, Chen G, Kato T, Asakura T, Gilmore RC, Morton LC, Lee RE, Mascenik T, Yin WN, Barbosa Cardenas SM, O’Neal YK, Minnick CE, Chua M, Quinney NL, Gentzsch M, Anderson CW, Ghio A, Matsui H, Nagase T, Ostrowski LE, Grubb BR, Olsen JC, Randell SH, Stripp BR, Tata PR, O’Neal WK, Boucher RC. Secretory Cells Dominate Airway CFTR Expression and Function in Human Airway Superficial Epithelia. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2021 May 15;203(10):1275-1289. doi: 10.1164/rccm.202008-3198OC. PMID: 33321047. PMCID: PMC8456462.
  12. Israel E, Denlinger LC, Bacharier LB, LaVange LM, Moore WC, Peters MC, Georas SN, Wright RJ, Mauger DT, Noel P, Akuthota P, Bach J, Bleecker ER, Cardet JC, Carr TF, Castro M, Cinelli A, Comhair SAA, Covar RA, Alexander LC, DiMango EA, Erzurum SC, Fahy JV, Fajt ML, Gaston BM, Hoffman EA, Holguin F, Jackson DJ, Jain S, Jarjour NN, Ji Y, Kenyon NJ, Kosorok MR, Kraft M, Krishnan JA, Kumar R, Liu AH, Liu MC, Ly NP, Marquis MA, Martinez FD, Moy JN, O’Neal WK, Ortega VE, Peden DB, Phipatanakul W, Ross K, Smith LJ, Szefler SJ, Teague WG, Tulchinsky AF, Vijayanand P, Wechsler ME, Wenzel SE, White SR, Zeki AA, Ivanova A. PrecISE: Precision Medicine in Severe Asthma: An adaptive platform trial with biomarker ascertainment. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2021 May;147(5):1594-1601. doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2021.01.037. PMID: 33667479. PMCID: PMC8113113.
  13. Pratte KA, Curtis JL, Kechris K, Couper D, Cho MH, Silverman EK, DeMeo DL, Sciurba FC, Zhang Y, Ortega VE, O’Neal WK, Gillenwater LA, Lynch DA, Hoffman EA, Newell JD Jr, Comellas AP, Castaldi PJ, Miller BE, Pouwels SD, Hacken NHTT, Bischoff R, Klont F, Woodruff PG, Paine R, Barr RG, Hoidal J, Doerschuk CM, Charbonnier JP, Sung R, Locantore N, Yonchuk JG, Jacobson S, Tal-Singer R, Merrill D, Bowler RP. Soluble receptor for advanced glycation end products (sRAGE) as a biomarker of COPD. Respir Res. 2021 Apr 27;22(1):127. doi: 10.1186/s12931-021-01686-z. PMID: 33906653; PMCID: PMC8076883.
  14. Dunican EM, Elicker BM, Henry T, Gierada DS, Schiebler ML, Anderson W, Barjaktarevic I, Barr RG, Bleecker ER, Boucher RC, Bowler RP, Christenson SA, Comellas A, Cooper CB, Couper D, Criner GJ, Dransfield M, Doerschuk CM, Drummond MB, Hansel NN, Han MK, Hastie AT, Hoffman EA, Krishnan JA, Lazarus SC, Martinez FJ, McCulloch CE, O’Neal WK, Ortega VE, Paine R 3rd, Peters S, Schroeder JD, Woodruff PG, Fahy JV. Mucus Plugs and Emphysema in the Pathophysiology of Airflow Obstruction and Hypoxemia in Smokers. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2021 Apr 15;203(8):957-968. doi: 10.1164/rccm.202006-2248OC. PMID: 33180550. PMCID: PMC8048745.
  15. Opron K, Begley LA, Erb-Downward JR, Freeman C, Madapoosi S, Alexis NE, Barjaktarevic I, Graham Barr R, Bleecker ER, Bowler RP, Christenson SA, Comellas AP, Cooper CB, Couper DJ, Doerschuk CM, Dransfield MT, Han MK, Hansel NN, Hastie AT, Hoffman EA, Kaner RJ, Krishnan J, O’Neal WK, Ortega VE, Paine R 3rd, Peters SP, Michael Wells J, Woodruff PG, Martinez FJ, Curtis JL, Huffnagle GB, Huang YJ. Lung microbiota associations with clinical features of COPD in the SPIROMICS cohort. NPJ Biofilms Microbiomes. 2021 Feb 5;7(1):14. doi: 10.1038/s41522-021-00185-9. PMID: 33547327. PMCID: PMC7865064.
  16. Xu J, Livraghi-Butrico A, Hou X, Rajagopalan C, Zhang J, Song J, Jiang H, Wei HG, Wang H, Bouhamdan M, Ruan J, Yang D, Qiu Y, Youming X, Barrett RP, McClellan SA, Mou H, Wu Q, Chen X, Rogers TD, Wilkinson KJ, Gilmore RC, Esther CR Jr, Zaman K, Liang X, Sobolic M, Hazlett L, Zhang K, Frizzell RA, Gentzsch M, O’Neal WK, Grubb BR, Chen YE, Boucher RC, Sun F. Phenotypes of CF rabbits generated by CRISPR/Cas9-mediated disruption of the CFTR gene. JCI Insight. 2021 Jan 11;6(1):e139813. doi: 10.1172/jci.insight.139813. PMID: 33232302. PMCID: PMC7821608.
  17. Gillenwater LA, Pratte KA, Hobbs BD, Cho MH, Zhuang Y, Halper-Stromberg E, Cruickshank-Quinn C, Reisdorph N, Petrache I, Labaki WW, O’Neal WK, Ortega VE, Jones DP, Uppal K, Jacobson S, Michelotti G, Wendt CH, Kechris KJ, Bowler RP. Plasma Metabolomic Signatures of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and the Impact of Genetic Variants on Phenotype-Driven Modules. Netw Syst Med. 2020 Dec 1;3(1):159-181. doi: 10.1089/nsm.2020.0009. PMID: 33987620; PMCID: PMC8109053.
  18. Putcha N, Fawzy A, Matsui EC, Liu MC, Bowler RP, Woodruff PG, O’Neal WK, Comellas AP, Han MK, Dransfield MT, Wells JM, Lugogo N, Gao L, Talbot CC 2nd, Hoffman EA, Cooper CB, Paulin LM, Kanner RE, Criner G, Ortega VE, Barr RG, Krishnan JA, Martinez FJ, Drummond MB, Wise RA, Diette GB, Hersh CP, Hansel NN. Clinical Phenotypes of Atopy and Asthma in COPD: A Meta-analysis of SPIROMICS and COPDGene. Chest. 2020 Dec;158(6):2333-2345. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2020.04.069. PMID: 32450244. PMCID: PMC7768932.
  19. Dang H, Polineni D, Pace RG, Stonebraker JR, Corvol H, Cutting GR, Drumm ML, Strug LJ, O’Neal WK, Knowles MR. Mining GWAS and eQTL data for CF lung disease modifiers by gene expression imputation. PLoS One. 2020 Nov 30;15(11):e0239189. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0239189. PMID: 33253230. PMCID: PMC7703903.
  20. Kim V, Jeong S, Zhao H, Kesimer M, Boucher RC, Wells JM, Christenson SA, Han MK, Dransfield M, Paine R 3rd, Cooper CB, Barjaktarevic I, Bowler R, Curtis JL, Kaner RJ, O’Beirne SL, O’Neal WK, Rennard SI, Martinez FJ, Woodruff PG. Current smoking with or without chronic bronchitis is independently associated with goblet cell hyperplasia in healthy smokers and COPD subjects. Sci Rep. 2020 Nov 18;10(1):20133. doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-77229-1. PMID: 33208859; PMCID: PMC7674445.
  21. Mock JR, Dial CF, Tune MK, Gilmore RC, O’Neal WK, Dang H, Doerschuk CM. Impact of Regulatory T Cells on Type 2 Alveolar Epithelial Cell Transcriptomes during Resolution of Acute Lung Injury and Contributions of IFN-γ. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2020 Oct;63(4):464-477. doi: 10.1165/rcmb.2019-0399OC. PMID: 32543909. PMCID: PMC7528916.
  22. Kato T, Hiraishi Y, Kaseda K, Suzuki S, Tanaka G, Yamauchi Y, Yasui M, Shinozaki-Ushiku A, Ushiku T, Yamaji O, O’Neal WK, Nagase T. A 79-Year-Old Man With Progressive Dyspnea and Multiple Pulmonary Nodules. Chest. 2020 Aug;158(2):e79-e84. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2020.03.067. PMID: 32768080.
  23. Hou YJ, Okuda K, Edwards CE, Martinez DR, Asakura T, Dinnon III KH, Kato T, Lee RE, Yount BL, Mascenik TM, Chen G, Olivier KN, Ghio A, Tse LV, Leist SR, Gralinski LE, Schäfer A, Dang H, Gilmore R, Fulcher L, Livraghi-Butrico A, Nicely NI, Cameron M, Cameron C, Kelvin DJ, de Silva A, Margolis DM, Markmann A, Bartelt L, Zumwalt R, Martinez FJ, Salvatore SP, Borczuk A, Tata PR, Sontake V, Kimple A, Jaspers I, O’Neal WK, Randell SH, Boucher RC, Baric RS. SARS-CoV-2 Reverse Genetics Reveals a Variable Infection Gradient in the Respiratory Tract. Cell. 2020 Jul 23;182(2):429-446.e14. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2020.05.042. PMID: 32526206; PMCID: PMC7250779.
  24. Zhang WZ, Oromendia C, Kikkers SA, Butler JJ, O’Beirne S, Kim K, O’Neal WK, Freeman CM, Christenson SA, Peters SP, Wells JM, Doerschuk C, Putcha N, Barjaktarevic I, Woodruff PG, Cooper CB, Bowler RP, Comellas AP, Criner GJ, Paine R 3rd, Hansel NN, Han MK, Crystal RG, Kaner RJ, Ballman KV, Curtis JL, Martinez FJ, Cloonan SM. Increased airway iron parameters and risk for exacerbation in COPD: an analysis from SPIROMICS. Sci Rep. 2020 Jun 29;10(1):10562. doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-67047-w. PMID: 32601308; PMCID: PMC7324559.
  25. Raffield LM, Dang H, Pratte KA, Jacobson S, Gillenwater LA, Ampleford E, Barjaktarevic I, Basta P, Clish CB, Comellas AP, Cornell E, Curtis JL, Doerschuk C, Durda P, Emson C, Freeman CM, Guo X, Hastie AT, Hawkins GA, Herrera J, Johnson WC, Labaki WW, Liu Y, Masters B, Miller M, Ortega VE, Papanicolaou G, Peters S, Taylor KD, Rich SS, Rotter JI, Auer P, Reiner AP, Tracy RP, Ngo D, Gerszten RE, O’Neal WK, Bowler RP; NHLBI Trans-Omics for Precision Medicine (TOPMed) Consortium. Comparison of Proteomic Assessment Methods in Multiple Cohort Studies. Proteomics. 2020 Jun;20(12):e1900278. doi: 10.1002/pmic.201900278. PMID: 32386347; PMCID: PMC7425176.
  26. Rao W, Wang S, Mahalingam R, Duleba M, Xie J, Gollar K, Niroula S, Qi Y, Neupane R, Liew A, Vincent M, Okuda K, O’Neal WK, Boucher RC, Dickey BF, Wechsler ME, Ibrahim O, Engelhardt JF, Crum CP, Mertens TCJ, Wang W, Jyothula SSK, Karmouty-Quintana H, Parekh KR, Metersky ML, McKeon FD, Xian W. Regenerative metaplastic clones in COPD lung drive inflammation and fibrosis. Cell. 2020 May 14;181(4):848-864.e18. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2020.03.047. PMID: 32298651. PMCID: PMC7294989.
  27. McCarron A, Cmielewski P, Reyne N, McIntyre C, Finnie J, Craig F, Rout-Pitt N, Delhove J, Schjenken JE, Chan HY, Boog B, Knight E, Gilmore RC, O’Neal WK, Boucher RC, Parsons D, Donnelley M. Phenotypic Characterization and Comparison of Cystic Fibrosis Rat Models Generated Using CRISPR/Cas9 Gene Editing. Am J Pathol. 2020 May;190(5):977-993. doi: 10.1016/j.ajpath.2020.01.009. PMID: 32084371.
  28. O’Neal WK, Ribeiro CMP. “Shocking the System” to Achieve Efficient Gene Targeting in Primary Human Airway Epithelia. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2020 Mar;62(3):279-280. doi: 10.1165/rcmb.2019-0360ED. PMID: 31633992. PMCID: PMC7055690.
  29. Ortega VE, Li X, O’Neal WK, Lackey L, Ampleford E, Hawkins GA, Grayeski PJ, Laederach A, Barjaktarevic I, Barr RG, Cooper C, Couper D, Han MK, Kanner RE, Kleerup EC, Martinez FJ, Paine Iii R, Peters SP, Pirozzi C, Rennard SI, Woodruff PG, Hoffman EA, Meyers DA, Bleecker ER; NHLBI Subpopulations and Intermediate Outcomes Measures in COPD Study (SPIROMICS). The Effects of Rare SERPINA1 Variants on Lung Function and Emphysema in SPIROMICS. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2020 Mar 1;201(5):540-554. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201904-0769OC. PMID: 31661293. PMCID: PMC7047460.
  30. van Heusden C, Button B, Anderson WH, Ceppe A, Morton LC, O’Neal WK, Dang H, Alexis NE, Donaldson SH, Stephan H, Boucher RC, Lazarowski ER. Inhibition of ATP hydrolysis restores airway surface liquid production in cystic fibrosis airway epithelia. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2020 Feb 1;318(2):L356-L365. doi: 10.1152/ajplung.00449.2019. PMID: 31800264. PMCID: PMC7052677.
  31. Barjaktarevic IZ, Buhr RG, Wang X, Hu S, Couper D, Anderson W, Kanner RE, Paine Iii R, Bhatt SP, Bhakta NR, Arjomandi M, Kaner RJ, Pirozzi CS, Curtis JL, O’Neal WK, Woodruff PG, Han MK, Martinez FJ, Hansel N, Wells JM, Ortega VE, Hoffman EA, Doerschuk CM, Kim V, Dransfield MT, Drummond MB, Bowler R, Criner G, Christenson SA, Ronish B, Peters SP, Krishnan JA, Tashkin DP, Cooper CB; NHLBI SubPopulations and InteRmediate Outcome Measures In COPD Study (SPIROMICS). Clinical Significance of Bronchodilator Responsiveness Evaluated by Forced Vital Capacity in COPD: SPIROMICS Cohort Analysis. Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis. 2019 Dec 20;14:2927-2938. doi: 10.2147/COPD.S220164. PMID: 31908441. PMCID: PMC6930016.
  32. Hobbs BD, Putman RK, Araki T, Nishino M, Gudmundsson G, Gudnason V, Eiriksdottir G, Zilhao Nogueira NR, Dupuis J, Xu H, O’Connor GT, Manichaikul A, Nguyen J, Podolanczuk AJ, Madahar P, Rotter JI, Lederer DJ, Barr RG, Rich SS, Ampleford EJ, Ortega VE, Peters SP, O’Neal WK, Newell JD Jr, Bleecker ER, Meyers DA, Allen RJ, Oldham JM, Ma SF, Noth I, Jenkins RG, Maher TM, Hubbard RB, Wain LV, Fingerlin TE, Schwartz DA, Washko GR, Rosas IO, Silverman EK, Hatabu H, Cho MH, Hunninghake GM; COPDGene Investigators, ECLIPSE Investigators, SPIROMICS Research Group, and UK ILD Consortium. Overlap of Genetic Risk Between Interstitial Lung Abnormalities and Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2019 Dec 1;200(11):1402-1413. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201903-0511OC. PMID: 31339356. PMCID: PMC6884045.
  33. Chen G, Sun L, Kato T, Okuda K, Martino MB, Abzhanova A, Lin JM, Gilmore RC, Batson BD, O’Neal YK, Volmer AS, Dang H, Deng Y, Randell SH, Button B, Livraghi-Butrico A, Kesimer M, Ribeiro CM, O’Neal WK, Boucher RC. IL-1β dominates the promucin secretory cytokine profile in cystic fibrosis. J Clin Invest. 2019 Oct 1;129(10):4433-4450. doi: 10.1172/JCI125669. PMID: 31524632. PMCID: PMC6763234.
  34. Labaki WW, Gu T, Murray S, Curtis JL, Yeomans L, Bowler RP, Barr RG, Comellas AP, Hansel NN, Cooper CB, Barjaktarevic I, Kanner RE, Paine R 3rd, McDonald MN, Krishnan JA, Peters SP, Woodruff PG, O’Neal WK, Diao W, He B, Martinez FJ, Standiford TJ, Stringer KA, Han MK. Serum amino acid concentrations and clinical outcomes in smokers: SPIROMICS metabolomics study. Sci Rep. 2019 Aug 6;9(1):11367. doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-47761-w. PMID: 31388056. PMCID: PMC6684630.
  35. Halper-Stromberg E, Gillenwater L, Cruickshank-Quinn C, O’Neal WK, Reisdorph N, Petrache I, Zhuang Y, Labaki WW, Curtis JL, Wells J, Rennard S, Pratte KA, Woodruff P, Stringer KA, Kechris K, Bowler RP. Bronchoalveolar Lavage Fluid from COPD Patients Reveals More Compounds Associated with Disease than Matched Plasma. Metabolites. 2019 Jul 25;9(8). doi: 10.3390/metabo9080157. PMID: 31349744; PMCID: PMC6724137.
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