DPLM Faculty Profiles — Dr. Bellinger

Dwight Bellinger, DVM, PhD

Dwight A. Bellinger, DVM, PhD


Office: 919-966-2901

E-mail: dwight_bellinger@med.unc.edu

Research Interests

Research interests are in the area of hematology and cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular disease studies include understanding the role of hyperlipidemia and insulin resistance on atherosclerosis, wound healing and thrombosis. Hematology studies include testing various gene therapies and other strategies to correct the inherited bleeding disorders hemophilia A and B. Comparative pathology and the use of animal models in research are also the focus of some research efforts.

Selected Publications

Sabatino DE, Nichols TC, Merricks E, Bellinger DA, Herzog RW, Monahan PE. Animal models of hemophilia. Prog Mol Biol Transl Sci. 2012;105:151-209. Review.

Bellinger DA, Merricks EP, Nichols TC. Minipig models of diabetes mellitus: in The Minipig in biomedical research, eds. McAnulty PA, Dayan AD, Ganderup NC, Hastings KL. (CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, Boca Raton, FL): 445-468, 2011.

Arruda VR, Stedman HH, Haurigot V, Buchlis G, Baila S, Favaro P, Chen Y, Franck HG, Zhou S, Wright JF, Couto LB, Jiang H, Pierce GF, Bellinger DA, Mingozzi F, Nichols TC, High KA. Peripheral transvenular delivery of adeno-associated viral vectors to skeletal muscle as a novel therapy for hemophilia B. Blood. 2010. Epub date 2010/03/24.

Nichols TC, Dillow AM, Franck HW, Merricks EP, Raymer RA, Bellinger DA, Arruda VR, High KA.  Protein replacement therapy and gene transfer in canine models of hemophilia A, hemophilia B, von willebrand disease, and factor VII deficiency.  ILAR J. 2009;50(2):144-67.

Gui, T., Reheman, A., Funkhouser, W.K., Bellinger, D.A., Hagaman, J.R., Stafford, D.W., Monahan, P.E., Ni, H.: In vivo response to vascular injury in the absence of factor IX: Examination in factor IX knockout mice. Thromb Res. 2007 May 7; [Epub ahead of print].

Xu, L., Mei, M., Haskins, M.E., Nichols, T.C., O'donnell, P., Cullen, K., Dillow, A., Bellinger, D., Ponder, K.P.: Immune response after neonatal transfer of a human factor IX-expressing retroviral vector in dogs, cats, and mice. Thromb Res. 2006 Nov 6; [Epub ahead of print].

Bellinger, D.A., Merricks, E.P., Nichlos T.C.: Swine models of type 2 diabetes mellitus: insulin resistance, glucose tolerance, and cardiovascular complications. ILAR J: 47: 243-258, 2006.

Sarkar, R., Mucci, M., Addya, S., Tetreault, R., Bellinger, D.A., Nichols, T.C., Kazazian, H.H. Jr.: Long-term efficacy of adeno-associated virus serotypes 8 and 9 in hemophilia a dogs and mice.Hum Gene Ther: 17:427-439, 2006.

Brodala, N., Merricks, E.P., Bellinger, D.A., Damrongsri, D., Offenbacher, S., Beck, J., Madianos, P., Sotres, D., Chang, Y.L., Koch, G., Nichols, T.C.: Porphyromonas gingivalis bacteremia induces coronary and aortic atherosclerosis in normocholesterolemic and hypercholesterolemic pigs. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 25: 1446-1451, 2005. Epub 2005 Apr 21.

Russell, K.E., Olsen, E.H., Raymer, R.A., Merricks, E.P., Bellinger, D.A., Read, M.S., Rup, B.J., Keith, J.C., Jr., McCarthy, K.P., Schaub, R.G., Nichols, T.C.: Reduced bleeding events with subcutaneous administration of recombinant human factor IX in immune-tolerant hemophilia B dogs. Blood 102: 4393-4398, 2003.

Pye, J., Ardeshirpour, F., McCain, A., Bellinger, D.A., Merricks, E., Adams, J., Elliott, P.J., Pien, C., Fischer, T.H., Baldwin, A.S., Nichols, T.C.: Proteasome inhibition ablates activation of NF-kB induced myocardial reperfusion injury. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 284: H919-926, 2003.

Fisher T. H., Merricks, E.P. Bode, A.P., Bellinger, D.A., Russell, K., Reddick, R., Sanders, W. E., Nichols, T.C., Read M.S.: Thrombus formation with rehydrated, lyophilized platelets. Hematology 6: 359-369, 2002.

Nichols, T.C., du Laney, T., Zheng, B., Bellinger, D.A., Nickols, G.A., Engleman, W., Clemmons, D.R.: Reduction in atherosclerotic lesion size in pigs by alphaV3 inhibitors is associated with inhibition of insulin-like growth factor-I-mediated signaling. Circulation Research 85: 1040-1045, 1999.

Herzog RW, Yang EY, Couto LB, Hagstrom JN, Elwell D, Fields PA, Burton M, Bellinger DA, Read MS, Brinkhous KM, Podsakoff GM, Nichols TC, Kurtzman GJ, High KA. Long-term correction of canine hemophilia B by gene transfer of blood coagulation factor IX mediated by adeno-associated viral vector. Nat Med 1999;5:56-63.

Snyder RO, Miao C, Meuse L, Tubb J, Donahue BA, Lin H, Stafford DW, Patel S, Thompson AR, Nichols T, Read MS, Bellinger DA, Brinkhous KM, Kay MA. Correction of hemophilia B in canine and murine models using recombinant adeno-associated viral vectors. Nat Med 1999;5:64-70.

Nichols TC, Bellinger DA, Reddick RL, Kock GG, Sigman JL, Erickson G, du Laney T, Johnson T, Read MS, Griggs TR. von Willebrand factor does not influence atherogenesis in arteries subjected to altered shear stress. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 1998;18:323-330.

Monahan PE, Samulski RJ, Tazelaar J, Xiao X, Nichols TC, Bellinger DA, Read MS, Walsh CE. Direct intramuscular injection with recombinant AAV vectors results in sustained expression in a dog model of hemophilia. Gene Ther 1998;5:40-49.

Bellinger DA, Williams JK, Adams MR, Honore EK, Bender DE. Oral Contraceptives and hormone replacement therapy do not increase the incidence of arterial thrombosis in a nonhuman primate model. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 18:92-99, 1998.

Nichols TC, Samama CM, Bellinger DA, Roussi J, Reddick RL, Bonneau M, Read MS, Bailliart O, Koch GG, Vaiman M, Sigman JL, Pignaud GA, Brinkhous KM, Griggs TR, Drouet L. Function of von Willebrand factor after crossed bone marrow transplantation between normal and von Willebrand disease pigs: Effect on arterial thrombosis in chimeras. Pro. Natl Acad Sci USA 92:2455-2459, 1995.

Bellinger DA, Nichols TC, Read MS, Reddick RL, Lamb MA, Brinkhous KM, Evatt BL, Griggs TR. Prevention of occlusive coronary artery thrombosis by a murine monoclonal antibody to porcine von Willebrand factor. Pro. Natl Aca. Sci USA 84:8100-8104, 1987.