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Ali Naji, M.D., Ph.D.
Transplant Surgery

 
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Administrative Office:
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street
1 Founders Building
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Research Administrative Coordinator:
Diane McLaughlin
Administrative Telephone: 215-662-2037
Administrative Fax: 215-662-7476

Clinical Offices:
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
West Pavilion, 2nd Floor
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Clinical Telephone: 215-662-2037
Clinical Fax: 215-662-7476

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ali.naji@uphs.upenn.edu

 

Ali Naji, MD, PhD, completed his clinical residency and fellowship training in general, vascular and transplantation surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, where he also obtained his PhD in Immunology. He joined the faculty at Penn in 1981, and is currently the J. William White Professor of Surgery and director of the kidney/pancreas transplant programs at Penn. He is the director of the JDRF-Penn Islet Transplantation Program, and Associate Director of the Institute for Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism at the University of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine.

Dr. Naji is a well-funded investigator, whose basic research efforts have focused on the immunobiology of transplantation and immune pathogenesis of autoimmune diabetes. His investigations were the first to demonstrate the critical role of recurrent anti-beta cell autoimmunity as a basis for the failure of islet transplantation for treatment of Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1D). Most recently, his group's efforts have focused on the role of B lymphocytes in the pathogenesis of T1D and organ transplant rejection demonstrating the requisite role of B lymphocytes as antigen presenting cells in the pathogenesis of islet inflammation and immunologic rejection. Translation of his basic research in islet transplantation studies have demonstrated the efficacy of B lymphocyte targeting for the induction of islet allograft tolerance in diabetic non-human primates. Dr. Naji and his group are investigating the clinical efficacy of B lymphocyte directed immunotherapy as part of the cooperative NIH sponsored islet transplantation consortium. He has received numerous awards for his work in diabetes, and has served as chair of the Medical Science Advisory Board of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Dr. Naji has published over 200 peer-reviewed manuscripts, and served on numerous NIH study sections including Surgery/Anesthesia/ Trauma, Immunological Sciences and Transplantation/ Tolerance/Tumor Immunology. He is an associate editor for the journals Transplantation, Diabetes and Transplantation Immunology.

 
Faculty Appointments
2004 - present Associate Director, Institute for Diabetes
Obesity, and Metabolism
Perelman School of Medicine
 
2001 - 2004 Vice-Chair, Surgery, Research
 
1990 - present J. William White Professor of Surgery
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
 
1987 - 1990 Associate Professor of Surgery
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
 
1981 - 1987 Assistant Professor of Surgery
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
 
1977 - 1981 Associate in Surgery, Department of Surgery
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
 
1975 - 1976 Instructor in Surgery, Department of Surgery
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
 
1971 - 1975 Assistant Instructor in Surgery
Department of Surgery
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
 
Hospital and Administrative Appointments
1981 - present Attending Staff
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
 
Education/Training
1977 - 1981 Ph.D. (Immunology)
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
1969 - 1970 M.D., Shiraz University School of Medicine
Shiraz, Iran
 
1968 - 1969 University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
1964 - 1968 Shiraz University School of Medicine
Shiraz, Iran
 
1962 - 1964 Shiraz University School of Arts and Sciences
Shiraz, Iran
 
Postgraduate Training and Fellowship Appointments
1977 - 1981 Graduate Student in Immunology
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
1977 - 1978 Postdoctoral Fellow in Transplantation Biology
Harrison Department of Surgical Research
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
1976 - 1977 Fellow in Vascular Surgery
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
1975 - 1976 Chief Surgical Resident
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
1971 - 1975 Assistant Surgical Resident
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
1970 - 1971 Intern, SUNY Upstate Medical Center
Syracuse, New York
 
Memberships/Societies
 
National Societies
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Diabetes Association
  • American Medical Association
  • American Society of Gene Therapy
  • American Society of Transplant Surgeons (Treasurer, 1994-1997)
  • American Surgical Association
  • Association for Academic Surgery
  • Society of University Surgeons
  • Halsted Society
  • Surgical Biology Club III
 
Local Societies
  • D. Hayes Agnew Surgical Society
  • Delaware Valley Vascular Society
  • Greater Delaware Valley Society of Transplant Surgeons
  • John Morgan Society, University of Pennsylvania
  • Pennsylvania Medical Society
  • Philadelphia County Medical Society
  • Ravdin-Rhoads Surgical Society
 
International Societies
  • Iranian American Medical Association
  • International Pancreas and Islet Transplant Association
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
  • Transplantation Society
  • Societé Internationale De Chirurgie, U.S. Chapter
 
Research
 
The basic and translational research activity in Dr. Naji's laboratory is directed in three fronts:
  1. The immunobiology of rejection and tolerance to tissue and organ allografts. Specific emphasis is placed on the induction of immune tolerance to pancreatic islet transplants as the most specific therapy for diabetes mellitus.
  1. The cellular and molecular basis of immune pathogenesis of insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. Specifically, the role of B-lymphocytes as antigen presenting cells for the activation of islet reactive T lymphocytes is pursued.
  1. Clinical trials of isolated pancreatic islet transplantation in patients with Type I (insulin-dependent) diabetes mellitus.
 
Publications
Publications, Peer-Reviewed
  1. Ziegler, M.M., Reckard, C.R., Naji, A., and Barker, C.F.: Extended Function of Isolated Pancreatic Islet Isografts and Allografts. Transplantation Proceedings 7:743-745, 1975.
  2. Fraser, D.W., Buxton, A.E., Naji, A., Barker, C.F., Rudnick, M., and Weinstein, A.: Disseminated Mycobacterium Kansasii Infection Presenting as Cellulitis in a Renal Homograft Recipient American Review of Respiratory Disease 112(1):125-129, July 1975.
  3. Naji, A. and Barker, C.F.: Influence of Histocompatibility and Transplant Site on Parathyroid Allograft Survival. Journal of Surgical Research 20(4):261-267, April 1976.
  4. Naji, A., Barker, C.F., Berkowitz, H.D., Chu, J., and Roberts, B.: Femoropopliteal Vein Grafts for Claudication: Analysis of 100 Consecutive Cases. Annals of Surgery 188(1):79-82, July 1978.
  5. Naji, A., Chu, J., McCombs, P.R., Barker, C.F., Berkowitz, H.D., and Roberts, B.: Results of 100 Consecutive Femoropopliteal Vein Grafts for Limb Salvage. Annals of Surgery 188(2):162-165, August 1978.
  6. Naji, A., Barker, C.F., and Silvers, W.K.: Relative Vulnerability of Isolated Pancreatic Islets, Parathyroid, and Skin Allografts to Cellular and Humoral Immunity. Transplantation Proceedings 11(1):560-562, March 1979.
  7. Naji, A., Silvers, W.K., Plotkin S.A., Dafoe, D.C., and Barker, C.F.: Successful Islet Transplantation in Spontaneous Diabetes.  Surgery 86(2):218-226, August 1979.
  8. Barker, C.F., Naji, A., and Silvers, W.K.: Immunological Problems in Islet Transplantation.  Diabetes 29 (Suppl 1):86-92, 1980.
  9. Dafoe, D.C., Naji, A., Plotkin, S.A., and Barker, C.F.: Susceptibility to Diabetogenic Virus: Host vs. Pancreatic Factors. Journal of Surgical Research 28(4):338-347, April 1980.
  10. Perloff, L.J., Naji, A., Silvers, W.K., and Barker, C.F.: Vascularized Pancreas vs. Isolated Islet Allografts: An Immunological Comparison.  Surgery 88(2):222-230, August. 1980.
  11. Naji, A., Frangipane, L.G., Barker, C.F., and Silvers, W.K.: Survival of H-Y Incompatible Endocrine Grafts in Mice and Rats.  Transplantation 31(2):145-147, February 1981.
  12. Naji, A., Silvers, W.K., and Barker, C.F.: Islet Transplantation in Spontaneously Diabetic Rats. Transplantation Proceedings 13(1 Pt 2):826-828, March 1981.
  13. Dafoe, D.C., Naji, A., and Barker, C.F.: Susceptibility to Murine Viral Diabetes: Host vs. Intrinsic Pancreatic Factors. Transplantation Proceedings 13(1 Pt 2):829-831, March 1981.
  14. Perloff, L.J., Naji, A., Silvers, W.K., McKearn, T.J., and Barker, C.F.: Enhancement of Whole Pancreas and Islet Allografts. Transplantation Proceedings 13(2):1423-1427, June 1981.
  15. Naji, A., Silvers, W.K., Bellgrau, D., and Barker, C.F.: Spontaneous Diabetes in Rats: Destruction of Islets Is Prevented by Immunological Tolerance. Science 213(4514):1390-1392, September 1981.
  16. Naji, A., Silvers, W.K., Bellgrau, D., Anderson, A.O., Plotkin, S.A., and Barker, C.F.: Prevention of Diabetes in Rats by Bone Marrow Transplantation. Annals of Surgery 194(3):328-338, September 1981.
  17. Naji, A., Silvers, W.K., and Barker, C.F.: The Influence of Organ Culture on the Survival of MHC Compatible and Incompatible Parathyroid Allografts in Rats. Transplantation 32(4):296-298, October 1981.
  18. Silvers, W.K., Fleming, H.L., Naji, A., and Barker, C.F.: Evidence for Major Histocompatibility Complex Restriction in Transplantation Immunity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science U.S.A. 79(1):171-174,  January 1982.
  19. Gadzik, J.P., Naji, A., Barker, C.F., and Blank, K.J.: Inhibition of Virus-Induced Murine Diabetes by an Interferon Inducer. Journal of Interferon Research 2(1):59-63, 1982.
  20. Barker, C.F., Naji, A., Dafoe, D.C., Perloff, L.J., and Silvers, W.K.: Immunogenicity of Isolated Islets of Langerhans and Vascularized Pancreas Allografts.  Hormone and Metabolic Research 12:23-27, 1982.
  21. Barker, C.F., Naji, A., Perloff, L.J., Dafoe, D.C., and Bartlett, S.: Animal Models of Diabetes and Immunological Problems with Islet Allografts.  American Society  of Artificial Internal Organs Journal 28:691-699,1982.
  22. Silvers, W.K., Fleming, H.L., Naji, A., and Barker, C.F.: The Influence of Removing Passenger Cells on the Fate of Skin and Parathyroid Allografts: Evidence for Major Histocompatibility Complex Restriction in Transplantation Immunity.  Diabetes 31(Suppl 4):60-62, August 1982.
  23. Naji, A., Bellgrau, D., Anderson, A., Silvers, W.K., and Barker, C.F.: Transplantation of Islets and Bone Marrow Cells to Animals with Immune Insulitis.  Diabetes 31(Suppl. 4):84-91, August. 1982.
  24. Bellgrau, D., Naji, A., Silvers, W.K., Markmann, J.F., and Barker, C.F.: Spontaneous Diabetes in BB Rats: Evidence for a T-Cell Dependent Immune Response Defect. Diabetologia 23(4):359-364, October 1982.
  25. Grossman, R.A., Dafoe, D.C., Schoenfeld, R.B., Ring, E.J., McLean, G.K., Oleaga, J.A., Freiman, D.B., Naji, A., Perloff, L.J., and Barker, C.F.: Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty Treatment of Transplant Renal Artery Stenosis. Transplantation 34(6):339-343, December 1982.
  26. Perloff, L.J., Naji, A., and Barker, C.F.: Further Studies of Lymph Node Cell Tolerance in Rats. Transplantation Proceedings 15:841-844, 1983.
  27. Dafoe, D.C., Moore, C.L., Naji, A., and Barker, C.F.: Pancreas Transplants in a Murine Model of Maturity Onset of Diabetes. Transplantation Proceedings 15:1359-1361, 1983.
  28. Naji, A., Silvers, W.K., Kimura, H., Bellgrau, D., Anderson, A.O., and Barker, C.F.: Correction of the Peripheral T-Cell Functional Microenvironmental Defects in BB Rats by Bone Marrow Transplantation. Transplantation Proceedings 15:1424-1426, 1983.
  29. Bartlett, S.T., Jennings, A.S., Yu, C., Naji, A., Barker, C.F., and Silvers, W.K.: Influence of Culturing on the Survival of Major Histocompatibility Complex Compatible and Incompatible Thyroid Grafts in Rats.  Journal of Experimental Medicine 157(1):348-352, January 1983.
  30. Spence, R.K., Dafoe, D.C., Rabin, G., Grossman, R.A., Naji, A. Perloff, L.J., and Barker, C.F.: Myco-bacterial Infections in Renal Allograft Recipients.  Archives of Surgery 118(3):356-359, March 1983.
  31. Boden, G., Naji, A., Barker, C.F., June, V., and Matschinsky, F.: Effect of Spontaneous Diabetes on Hormone Release in BB/Wistar Rats: Comparison Between the Isolated Perfused Pancreas/ Stomach/Duodenum/Spleen and the Isolated Perfused Pancreas.  Endocrinology 112(5):1777-1781, May 1983.
  32. Naji, A., Silvers, W.K., Kimura, H., Bellgrau, D., Markmann, J.F., and Barker, C.F.: Analytical and Functional Studies of T Cells of Untreated and Immunologically Tolerant Diabetes-Prone BB Rats.  Journal of Immunology 130(5):2168-2172, May 1983.
  33. Naji, A., Silvers, W.K., Kimura, H., Anderson, A.O., and Barker, C.F.: Influence of Islet and Bone Marrow Transplantation on the Diabetes and Immunodeficiency of BB Rats.  Metabolism 32(7 Suppl 1):62-68, July 1983.
  34. Naji, A., Kimura, H., Silvers, W.K., and Barker, C.F.: Numerical and Functional Abnormality of T Suppressor Cells in Diabetic Rats.  Surgery 94(2):235-241, August 1983.
  35. Naji, A., Silvers, W.K., and Barker, C.F.: Autoimmunity and Type I (Insulin-Dependent) Diabetes Mellitus. Transplantation 36(4):355-361, October 1983.
  36. Bartlett, S.T., Naji, A., Silvers, W.K., and Barker, C.F.: Influence of Culturing on the Functioning of Major Histocompatibility Complex Compatible and Incompatible Islet Grafts in Diabetic Mice.  Transplantation 36(6):687-690, December 1983.
  37. Bartlett, S.T., Naji, A., Silvers, W.K., and Barker, C.F.: Evidence that MHC-Restriction is Involved in the Survival of Cultured Endocrine Allografts in Mice. Transplantation Proceedings 16:851-853, 1984.
  38. Silvers, W.K., Bartlett, S.T., Chen, H.D., Fleming, H.L., Naji, A., and Barker, C.F.: Major Histocompatibility Complex Restriction and Transplantation Immunity: A Possible Solution to the Allograft Problem.  Transplantation 37(1):28-32, January 1984.
  39. Naji, A., Silvers, W.K., Bartlett, S.T., Francfort, J.W., and Barker, C.F.: Immunologic Factors in Pathogenesis and Treatment of Human and Animal Diabetes.  World Journal of Surgery 8(2):214-220, April 1984.
  40. Grimes, P.A., McGlinn, A., Laties, A.M., and Naji, A.: Increase of Basal Cell Membrane Area of the Retinal Pigment Epithelium in Experimental Diabetes.  Experimental Eye Research 38(6):569-577, June 1984.
  41. Bartlett, S.T., Naji, A., Silvers, W.K., and Barker, C.F.: Influence of Culturing on the Survival of Rat Islet Allografts and Their Ability to Induce Unresponsiveness. Transplantation Proceedings 17:393-396, 1985.
  42. Francfort, J.W., Naji, A., Silvers, W.K., Conner, T., and Barker, C.F.: Thymus Transplantation in the Immunodeficient Diabetes-Prone BB Rat. Transplantation Proceedings 17:397-399, 1985.
  43. Markmann, J.F., Silvers, W.K., Barker, C.F., Majoor, G.D., and Naji, A.: Influence of Donor-Specific Erythrocyte Transfusion on the Survival of Rat Islet Allografts. Transplantation Proceedings 17:1101-1103, 1985.
  44. Francfort, J.W., Barker, C.F., Kimura, H., Silvers, W.K., Frohman, M., and Naji, A.: Increased Incidence of Ia Bearing T Lymphocytes in the Spontaneously Diabetic BB Rat.  Journal of Immunology 134(3):1577-1592, March 1985.
  45. Greenberg, B.M., Perloff, L.J., Grossman, R.A., Naji, A., and Barker, C.F.: Management of Lymphocele in Renal Allograft Recipients.  Archives of Surgery 120(4):501-504, April 1985.
  46. Francfort, J.W., Naji, A., Markmann, D.P., Silvers, W.K., and Barker, C.F.:  “Activated” T Lymphocyte Levels in the Spontaneously Diabetic BB Rat Syndrome.  Surgery 98(2):251-257, August 1985.
  47. Francfort, J.W., Naji, A., Silvers, W.K., and Barker, C.F.: The Influence of T Lymphocyte Precursor Cells and Thymus Grafts on the Cellular Immunodeficiencies of the BB Rat.  Diabetes 34(11):1134-1138, November 1985.
  48. Francfort, J.W., Naji, A., Silvers, W.K., Tomaszewski, J., Woehrle, M., and Barker, C.F.: Immunologic Studies of the Prediabetic Stage in the Spontaneous Autoimmune Diabetes Mellitus of the BB Rat.  Transplantation 40(6):698-701, December 1985.
  49. Brayman, K.L., Naji, A., Armstrong, J., Barker, C.F., and Hickey, W.F.: Cyclosporine and Thymic Reticuloepithelial Cell Major Histocompatibility Complex Class I and II Gene Product Expression. Transplantation Proceedings 18:840-843, 1986.
  50. Brayman, K.L., Armstrong, J., Barker, C.F., and Naji, A.: Intermittent Cyclosporine Administration and Prevention of Diabetes in the BB Rat. Transplantation Proceedings 18:1545-1547, 1986.
  51. Woehrle, M., Markmann, J.F., Silvers, W.K., Barker, C.F., and Naji, A.: Effect of Temperature of Pre-transplant Culture on Islet Allografts in BB Rats. Transplantation Proceedings 18(6):1845-1847, 1986.
  52. Woehrle, M., Markmann, J.M., Silvers, W.K., Barker, C.F., and Naji, A.: Transplantation of Cultured Pancreatic Islets to BB Rats.  Surgery 100(2):334-341, August 1986.
  53. Greenstein, S.M., Verstandig, A., McLean, G.K., Dafoe, D.C., Burke, D.R., Meranze, S.G., Naji, A., Grossman, R.A., Perloff, L.J., and Barker, C.F.: Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty: The Procedure of Choice in the Hypertensive Renal Allograft Recipient with Renal Artery Stenosis (RTAS).  Transplantation 43(1):29-32, January 1987.
  54. Woehrle, M.F., Markmann, J.F., Armstrong, J., and Naji, A.: Effect of Transplant Site on Islet Allograft Survival in BB Rats. Transplantation Proceedings 19(1 Pt 2):925-927, February 1987.
  55. Markmann, J.F., Markmann, D.P., Balshi, J.D., and Naji, A.: Retransplantation of Rat Islet Allografts Following Residence in an Interim Host. Transplantation Proceedings 19(1 Pt 2):940-941, February 1987.
  56. Brayman, K.L, Hickey, W.F., Barker, C.F., and Naji, A.: Thymic Major Histocompatibility Complex Antigen Expression and Suppressor Cell Sparing by Cyclosporine. Transplantation Proceedings 19(1 Pt. 2):1181-1183, February 1987.
  57. Greenstein, S.M., Verstandig, A., McLean, G.K., Dafoe, D.C., Burke, D.R., Meranze, S.G., Naji, A., Brayman, K.L., Grossman, R.A., Perloff, L.J., and Barker, C.F.: Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty: The Procedure of Choice for Renal Allograft Artery Stenosis. Transplantation Proceedings 19(1 Pt 3):2194-2196, February 1987.
  58. Mitchell, D.G., Roza, A.M., Spritzer, C.E., Pollack, H., Arger, P.H., Alavi, A., Jorkasky, D., Barker, C.F., Tomaszewski, J., Naji, A., Perloff, L.J., and Kressel, H.Y.: Acute Renal Allograft Rejection: Difficulty in Diagnosis of Histologically Mild Cases by MR Imaging.  Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography 11(4):655-663, July/August 1987. 
  59. Brayman, K.L., Armstrong, J., Shaw, L.M., Rosano, T.G., Tomaszewski, J.E., Barker, C.F., and Naji, A.: Prevention of Diabetes in BB Rats by Intermittent Administration of Cyclosporine.  Surgery 102(2):235-241, August 1987.
  60. Francfort, J.W., Naji, A., Silvers, W.K., and Barker, C.F.: Elevated Levels of a Lymphocyte Subset Accurately Predict the Diabetic State in the BB Rat.  Pancreas 2(2):141-145, 1987.
  61. Markmann, J.F., Hickey, W.F., Kimura, H., Woehrle, M., Barker, C.F., and Naji, A.: Gamma Interferon Induces Novel Expression of Ia Antigens by Rat Pancreatic Islet Endocrine Cells.  Pancreas 2(3):258-261, 1987.
  62. Roza, A.M., Perloff, L.J., Naji, A., Jorkasky, D., Grossman, R.A., Tomaszewski, J.E., and Barker, C.F.: Acute Appendicitis in the Renal Allograft Recipient.  Transplantation 44(5):715-716, November 1987.
  63. Wohrle, M., Naji, A., Barker, C.F., and Federlin, K.: Effect of Autoimmune Destruction and Rejection on the Function of Transplanted Islands of Langerhans in Spontaneous Diabetes in the BB Rat.  Immunitat und Infektion 15(6):224-228, November 1987.
  64. Gifford, R.R.M., Bannett, A.D., Greenstein, S.M., Simonian, S., Barker, C.F., Naji, A., Perloff, L.J., Carabasi, R.A., Jarrell, B.E., and Moritz, M.J.: Blood Transfusions Affect the Incidence of Rejection but not Graft Survival in HLA-Identical Renal Transplants. Transplantation Proceedings 20:292-294, 1988.
  65. Brayman, K.L., Markmann, J.F., Roza, A., Barker, C.F., Shaw, L., and Naji, A.: The Effect of Carrier Vehicle on Cyclosporine-Induced Unresponsiveness to Rat Cardiac Allografts. Transplantation Proceedings 2:197-199, 1988.
  66. Brayman, K.L., Nakamura, J., Naji, A., Barker, C.F., Choti, M.A., and Shaw, L.M.: The Effect of Phenobarbital and Methylprednisolone on the Biotransformation of Cyclosporine in the Rat. Transplantation Proceedings 20(2 Suppl 2):553-556, April 1988.
  67. Jacobson, J.D., Markmann, J.F., Brayman, K.L., Barker, C.F., and Naji, A.: Prevention of Recurrent Autoimmune Diabetes in BB Rats by Anti-Asialo-GM1 Antibody.  Diabetes 37(6):838-841, June 1988. 
  68. Brayman, K.L., Markmann, J.F., Barker, C.F., and Naji, A.: Immunoprediction of Diabetes and Evaluation of Pancreatic Islet Transplantation during the Prediabetic Period.  Surgery 104(2):445-452, August 1988.
  69. Brayman, K.L., Dafoe, D.C., Smythe, W.R., Barker, C.F., Perloff, L.F., Naji, A., Fox, I.J., Grossman, R.A., Jorkasky, D.K., Starr, S.E., Friedman, H.M., and Plotkin, S.A.: Prophylaxis of Serious Cytomegalovirus Infection in Renal Transplant Candidates Using Live Human Cytomegalovirus Vaccine: Interim Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial.  Archives of Surgery 123(12):1502-1508, December 1988.
  70. Reynolds, J.V., Thom, A.K., Zhang, S.M., Ziegler, M.M., Naji, A., and Daly, J.M.: Arginine, Protein Malnutrition, and Cancer.  Journal of Surgical Research 45(6):513-522, December 1988.
  71. Markmann, JF, Lo, D., Naji, A., Palmiter, R.D., Brinster, R.L., and Heber-Katz, E.: Antigen Presenting Function of Class II MHC Expressing Pancreatic Beta Cells.  Nature 336(6198):476-479, December 1988.
  72. Markmann, J.F., Jacobson, J., Brayman, K.L., Kimura, H., Barker, C.F., and Naji, A.: Prevention of Recurrent Diabetes in BB Rats after Islet Transplantation by Monoclonal Antibody Therapy.  Diabetes 38(Suppl. 1):165-167, January 1989.
  73. Lenrow, D.A., Markmann, J.F., Shachner, M.S., and Naji, A.:  Prolongation of Cardiac Allograft Survival by Suppressor T Cells (Ts) Generated In Vitro Using Cyclosporine. Transplantation Proceedings 21(1 Pt 1):473-474, February 1989.
  74. Choti, M., Lenrow, D.A., Roza, A., Markmann, J.F., and Naji, A.:  Prolongation of Cardiac Allograft Survival by Pretransplant Administration of Cyclosporine and Donor-Specific Dendritic Cells. Transplantation Proceedings 21(1 Pt 1):478-479, February 1989.
  75. Markmann, J.F., Jacobson, J., Kimura, H., Brayman, K.L., Barker, C.F., and Naji, A.:  Prevention of Autoimmune Damage to Islet Grafts in BB Rats by Antibody Therapy. Transplantation Proceedings 21(1 Pt 3):2703-2704, February 1989.
  76. Markmann, J.F., Bassiri, H.F., Barker, C.F., and Naji, A.:  Effect of Lymphokine-Induced MHC Antigen Expression on Islet Allograft Survival. Transplantation Proceedings 21(1 Pt 3):2723-2724, February 1989.
  77. Roza, A.M., Perloff, L.J., Naji, A., Grossman, R.A., and Barker, C.F.: Living-Related Donors with Bilateral Multiple Renal Arteries: A Twenty-Year Experience.  Transplantation 47(2):397-399, February 1989.
  78. Roza, A.M., Markmann, J.F., Kimura, H., Johnson, C.P., Adams, M.B., and Naji, A.: Effect of Elimination of OX-19+ and OX-8+ T-Cell Subsets upon Pancreatic Allograft Survival.  Journal of Surgical Research 46(4):395-399, April 1989.
  79. Luketich, J.D., Lenrow, D.A., Naji, A., Banchs, R.J., and Mullen, J.L.: Energy Metabolism during Transplant Rejection.  Surgery 106(2):209-215, August 1989.
  80. Roza, A.M., Kimura, H. Markmann, J., and Naji, A.: Effect of Prolonged Monoclonal Antibody Administration on Cardiac Allograft Survival in the Rat.  Scandinavian Journal of Immunology 30(3):333-338, September 1989.
  81. Markmann, J.F., Jacobson, J.D., Kiumura, H., Choti, M.A., Hickey, W.F., Fox, I.J., Silvers, W.K., Barker, C.F., and Naji, A.: Modulation of the Major Histocompatibility Complex Antigen and the Immunogenicity of Islet Allografts.  Transplantation 48(3):478-486, September 1989.
  82. Markmann, J.F., Tomaszewski, J., Posselt, A.M., Levy, M.M., Woehrle, M., Barker, C.F., and Naji, A.: The Effect of Islet Cell Culture In Vitro at 24o on Graft Survival and MHC Antigen Expression.  Transplantation 49(2):272-277, February 1990.
  83. Reynolds, J.V., Daly, J.M., Shou, J., Sigal, R., Zeigler, M.M., and Naji, A.: Immunologic Effects of Arginine Supplementation in Tumor-Bearing and Non-Tumor-Bearing Hosts.  Annals of Surgery 211(2):202-210, February 1990.
  84. Roza, A.M., Johnson, C.P., Adams, M.B., and Naji, A.: Elimination of OX8+ Cells Prolongs Cardiac but not Pancreatic Allograft Survival Across Minor (Non-MHC) Histocompatibility Barriers. Transplantation Proceedings 22(2):747-748, April 1990.
  85. Markmann, J.F., Posselt, A.M., Levy, M., Naji, A., and Barker, C.F.: Immunologic Consequences of Islet MHC Antigen Modulation in Autoimmune Diabetes. Transplantation Proceedings 22(2):849-850, April 1990.
  86. Brayman, K.L., Naji, A., and Barker, C.F.: Studies of Host Immunomodulation and Prevention of Pancreatic Beta Cell Destruction. Transplantation Proceedings 22(2):851-852, April 1990.
  87. Markmann, J.F., Barker, C.F., Lo, D., Brinster, R., Tomaszewski, J.E., and Naji, A.: Islet Endocrine Cell MHC Antigen Expression in Allograft Rejection. Transplantation Proceedings 22(2):847-848, April 1990.
  88. Alfrey, E.J., Dafoe, D.C., Perloff, L.J., Naji, A., and Barker, C.F.: Use of the Vascular Stapling Device in Procurement of the Pancreatic Allograft.  Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics 171(1):77-78, July 1990.
  89. Markmann, J.F., Barker, C.F., Lo, D., Brinster, R., Heber-Katz, E., and Naji, A.: Immunologic Consequences of Class II+ Pancreatic Islet Allografts on Recipient Responsiveness. Transplantation Proceedings 22(4):2052-2053, August 1990.
  90. Posselt, A.M., Barker, C.F., Tomaszewski, J.E., Markmann, J.F., Choti, M.A., and Naji, A.: Induction of Donor-Specific Unresponsiveness by Intrathymic Islet Transplantation. Science 249(4974):1293-1295, September 1990.
  91. Deaton, D.H., Barker, C.F., and Naji, A.: Effect of Selective Depletion of Donor CD8+ Lymphocytes on Graft-Versus-Host Disease (GVHD) in Small Bowel Transplantation (SBT). Transplantation Proceedings 22(6):2467-2468, December 1990.
  92. Bromberg, J.S. Chavin, K.D., Altevogt, P., Kyewski, B.A., Guckel, B., Naji, A., and Barker, C.F.: Anti-CD2 Monoclonal Antibodies Alter Cell-Mediated Immunity In VivoTransplantation 51(1):219-225, January 1991.
  93. Shachner, M.S., Naji, A., Barker, C.F., and Markmann, J.F.: The In Vitro Immunogenicity of APC-Free Endocrine Cells: The Role of Antigen Presenting Cells. Transplantation Proceedings 23(1 Pt 1):89-90, February 1991.
  94. Deaton, D.H., Posselt, A.M., Naji, A., and Barker, C.F.: Selective T-Cell Depletion of Recipients in Allogeneic Small Bowel Transplantation (SBT) in the Rat. Transplantation Proceedings 23(1 Pt 1):283-284, February 1991.
  95. Chavin, K.D., Bromberg, J.S., Kunkel, S.L., Naji, A., and Barker, C.F.: Effects of a Polyclonal Anti-TNF Antibody on Cell-Mediated Immunity In Vivo. Transplantation Proceedings 23(1 Pt 1):847-848, February 1991.
  96. Bromberg, J.S., Chavin, K.D., Lau, H.T., Altevogt, P., Kyewski, B.A., Guckel, B., Naji, A., and Barker, C.F.: Murine CD2 Mediates Cellular Immune Responses In Vivo. Transplantation Proceedings 23(1 Pt 1):856-858, February 1991.
  97. Bromberg, J.S., Alfrey, E.A., Barker, C.F., Chavin, K.D., Dafoe, D.C., Holland, T., Naji, A., Perloff, L.J., Zeller, L.A., and Grossman, R.A.:  Adrenal Suppression and Steroid Supplementation in Renal Transplant Recipients.  Transplantation 51(2):385-390, February 1991.
  98. Dafoe, D.C., Bromberg, J.S., Grossman, R.A., Tomaszewski, J.E., Zmijewski, C.M., Perloff, L.J., Naji, A., Asplund, M.W., Alfrey, E.J., Sack, M., Zellers, L., Kearns, J., Fox, I.J., and Barker, C.F.: Renal Transplantation Despite a Positive Globulin Crossmatch with and without Prophylactic OKT31.  Transplantation 51(4):762-768, April 1991.
  99. Posselt, A.M., Naji, A., Roark, J.H., Markmann, J.F., and Barker, C.F.: Intrathymic Islet Transplantation in the Spontaneously Diabetic BB Rat.  Annals of Surgery 214(4):363-373, October 1991.
  100. Markmann, J.F., Posselt, A.M., Bassiri, H., Brayman, K.L., Woehrle, M., Hickey, W.F., Silvers, W.K., Barker, C.F., and Naji, A.: MHC Restricted and Non-Restricted Autoimmune Effector Mechanisms in BB Rats.  Transplantation 52(4)662-667, October 1991.
  101. Alfrey, E.J., Perloff, L.J., Asplund, M.W., Dafoe, D.C., Grossman, R.A., Bromberg, J.S., Holland, T., Naji, A., and Barker, C.F.:  Normocalcemia Thirteen Years after Successful Parathyroid Allografting in a Recipient of a Renal Transplant.  Surgery 111(2):234-236, February 1992.
  102. Posselt, A.M., Barker, C.F., Friedman, A.L., and Naji, A.: Prevention of Autoimmune Diabetes in the BB Rat by Intrathymic Islet Transplantation at Birth.  Science 256(5061):1321-1324, May 1992.
  103. Shachner, M.S., Markmann, J.F., Bassiri, H., Kim, J.I., Naji, A., and Barker, C.F.: Direct Assessment of the Role of NK Cells in Autoimmune Diabetes.  Journal of Surgical Research 52(6):601-604, June 1992.
  104. Posselt, A.M., Odorico, J.S., Barker, C.F., and Naji, A.: Promotion of Pancreatic Islet Allograft Survival by Intrathymic Transplantation of Bone Marrow.  Diabetes 41(6):771-775, June 1992.
  105. Posselt, A.M., Barker, C.F., Markmann, J.F., Roark, J.H., and Naji, A.: Successful Islet Transplantation in the Thymus of Spontaneously Diabetic BB Rats. Transplantation Proceedings 24(3):1023-1024, June 1992.
  106. Odorico, J.S., Barker, C.F., Posselt, A.M., and Naji, A.: Induction of Donor-Specific Tolerance to Rat Cardiac Allografts by Intrathymic Inoculation of Bone Marrow.  Surgery 112(2):370-377, August 1992.
  107. Alfrey, E.J., Friedman, A.L., Grossman, R.A., Perloff, L.J., Naji, A., Barker, C.F., Montone, K.T., Tomaszewski, J.E., Chmielewski, C., Holland, T., Zmijewski, C., and Dafoe, D.C.: A Recent Decrease in the Time to Development of Monomorphous and Polymorphous Post-Transplant Lymphoproliferative Disorder.  Transplantation 54(2):250-253, August 1992.
  108. Alfrey, E.J., Friedman, A.L., Grossman, R.A., Perloff, L.J., Naji, A., Barker, C.F., Montone, K.T., Tomaszewski, J.E., Chmielewski, C., Holland, T., Zmijewski, C., and Dafoe D.C.: Two Distinct Patterns of Post-Transplant Lymphoproliferative Disorder (PTLD) Early and Late Onset.  Clinical Transplantation 6:246-248, 1992.
  109. Shrager, J.B., Naji, A., Kelly, A.M., and Stedman, H.H.: A PCR-Based Assay for the Wild-Type Dystrophin Gene Transferred into the MDX Mouse.  Muscle & Nerve 15(10):1133-1137, October. 1992.
  110. Roark, J.H., Posselt, A.M., Campos, L., Kim, J., Chavin, K.D., Bromberg, J.S., Barker, C.F., and Naji, A.: Prolongation of Rat Pancreatic Islet Allograft Survival by Anti-CD2 Monoclonal Antibody Treatment.  Transplantation 54(6):1098-1099, December 1992.
  111. Alfrey, E.J., Smythe, R., Friedman, A., Meranze, S., Grossman, R.A., Perloff, L.J., Naji, A., Barker, C.F., and Dafoe, D.C.: Two Masqueraders of Transplant Renal Artery Stenosis.  Clinical Transplantation 7:183-187, 1993.
  112. Frankel, W.L., Zhang, W., Alfonso, J., Klurfeld, D.M., Don, S.H., Laitin, E., Deaton, D., Furth, E.E., Pietra, G.G., Naji, A., and Rombeau, J.L.: Glutamine Enhancement of Structure and Function in Transplanted Small Intestine in the Rat.  Journal of Parenteral & Enteral Nutrition 17(1):47-55, January/February. 1993.
  113. Odorico, J.S., Barker, C.F., Markmann, J.F., Posselt, A.M., and Naji, A.: Prolonged Survival of Rat Cardiac Allografts after Intrathymic Inoculation of Donor Thymocytes. Transplantation Proceedings 25(1 Pt 1):295-296, February 1993.
  114. Posselt, A.M., Barker, C.F., Friedman, A.L., Koeberlein, B., Tomaszewski, J.E., and Naji, A.: Intrathymic Inoculation of Islets at Birth Prevents Autoimmune Diabetes and Pancreatic Insulitis in the BB Rat. Transplantation Proceedings 25(1 Pt 1):301-302, February 1993.
  115. Campos, L., Alfrey, E.J., Posselt A.M., Odorico, J.S., Naji, A., and Barker, C.F.: Intrathymic Inoculation of Donor Cells Promotes Survival of Rat Orthotopic Liver Allografts. Transplantation Proceedings 25(1 Pt 1):488-489, February 1993.
  116. Desai, N., Bassiri, H., Odorico, J.S., Koller, B.H., Kim, J., Smithies, O., Naji, A., Barker, C.F., and Markmann, J.F.: Pancreatic Islet Allograft and Xenograft Survival in CD8+ T-Lymphocyte-Deficient Recipients. Transplantation Proceedings 25(1 Pt 2):961-962, February 1993.
  117. Desai, N.M., Bassiri, H., Kim, J., Koller, B.H., Smithies, O., Barker, C.F., Naji, A., and Markmann, J.F.: Islet Allograft, Islet Xenograft, and Skin Allograft Survival in CD8+ T Lymphocyte-Deficient Mice.  Transplantation 55(4):718-722, April 1993.
  118. Campos, L., Alfrey, E.J., Posselt, A.M., Odorico, J.S., Barker, C.F., and Naji, A.: Prolonged Survival of Rat Orthotopic Liver Allografts after Intrathymic Inoculation of Donor-Strain Cells.  Transplantation 55(4):866-870, April 1993.
  119. Odorico, J.S., Posselt, A.M., Naji, A., Markmann, J.F., and Barker, C.F.: Promotion of Rat Cardiac Allograft Survival by Intrathymic Inoculation of Donor Splenocytes.  Transplantation 55(5):1104-1107, May 1993.
  120. Odorico, J., O'Connor, T., Campos, L., Barker, C.F., Posselt, A., and Naji, A.: Examination of the Mechanisms Responsible for Tolerance Induction after Intrathymic Inoculation of Allogeneic Bone Marrow.  Annals of Surgery 218(4):525-533, October 1993.
  121. Haskal, Z.J. and Naji, A.: Treatment of Portal Vein Thrombosis after Liver Transplantation with Percutaneous Thrombolysis and Stent Placement.  Journal of Vascular & Interventional Radiology 4(6):789-792, November/December 1993.
  122. Posselt, A.M., Odorico, J.S., Markmann, J.F., Barker, C.F., and Naji, A.: Intrathymic Implantation of Allogeneic Cells as a Model for Transplantation Tolerance.  Clinical Transplantation 7:130-133, 1993.
  123. Campos, L., Posselt, A.M., Deli, B.C., Mayo, G.L., Pete, K., Barker, C.F., and Naji, A.: The Failure of Intrathymic Transplantation of Nonimmunogenic Islet Allografts to Promote Induction of Donor-Specific Unresponsiveness.  Transplantation 57(6): 950-953, March 27, 1994.
  124. Contis, J.C., O'Connor, T.P, Holland, G.A., Schnall, M.D., Carpenter, J.P., Friedman, A.L., Naji, A., Barker, C.F., and Brayman, K.L.: Noninvasive Evaluation of Bladder-Drained Whole Pancreaticoduodenal Transplants with Magnetic Resonance Angiography. Transplantation Proceedings 26(2):464-465, April 1994.
  125. Ketchum, R.J., Nicolae, M., Jahr, H., Naji, A., Barker, C.F., and Brayman, K.L.: In Vitro Assessment of Human Islets for Transplantation: A Comparison of Glucose-Stimulated Insulin Secretion from Short-Term-Cultured (<48 hours) vs. Long-Term-Cultured (>72 hours) Human Islets. Transplantation Proceedings 26(2):586, April 1994.
  126. Ketchum, R.J., Nicolae, M., Jahr, H., Friedman, A., Naji, A., Barker, C.F., and Brayman, K.L.: Analysis of Donor Age and Cold Ischemia Time as Factors in Cadaveric Human Islet Isolation. Transplantation Proceedings 26(2):596-597, April 1994.
  127. Mayo, G.L., Posselt, A.M., Campos, L., Noorchashm, N., Barker, C.F., and Naji, A.: Intrathymic Transplantation Promotes Survival of Islet Xenografts (Rat > Mouse). Transplantation Proceedings 26(2):758, April 1994.
  128. Mayo, G.L., Posselt, A.M., Barker, C.F., Rostami, S., Mayo, S.P., Campos, L., and Naji, A.: Prolongation of Survival of Donor-Strain Islet Xenografts (Rat > Mouse) by Intrathymic Inoculation of Xenogeneic Islet and Bone Marrow Cells.  Transplantation 58(1):107-109, July 15, 1994.
  129. Brayman, K.L., Egidi, M.F., Naji, A., Friedman, A.L., Holland, M.T., Tomaszewski, J.E., Samimi, F., Perloff, J., Grossman, R., and Barker, C.F.: Is Induction Therapy Necessary for Successful Simultaneous Pancreas and Kidney Transplantation in the Cyclosporine Era? Transplantation Proceedings 26(5):2525-2527, October 1994.
  130. Ketchum, R.J., Mayo, G., Park, D.H., Naji, A., and Brayman, K.L.: Nonimmunogenic Perinatal Islets, Transplanted Intrathymically to BB/Wor Recipients, Do Not Prevent Onset of Autoimmune Diabetes. Transplantation Proceedings 26(6):3311-3312, December 1994.
  131. Campos L., Naji A., Deli B.C., Kern J.H., Kim J.I., Barker C.F., and Markmann, J.F.: Survival of MHC-Deficient Mouse Heterotopic Cardiac Allografts.  Transplantation 59(2):187-191, January  1995.
  132. Campos L., Deli B.C., Kern J.H., Kim J.I., Naji A., Barker C.F., and Markmann, J.F.: Survival of MHC Deficient Mouse Heterotopic Cardiac Allografts and Xenografts. Transplantation Proceedings 27(1): 254-255, February 1995.
  133. Levy, M.M., Ketchum, R.J., Park, D.H., Perloff, J.R., Betz, J.K., Grodberg, J.B., Naji, A., Barker, C.F., and Brayman, K.L.: Engraftment and Function of Intrathymic Pancreatic Islet Autografts in Dogs. Transplantation Proceedings 27(1):607-608, February 1995.
  134. Sastry, V., Brennan, P.J., Levy, M.M., Fishman, N., Friedman, A.L., Naji, A., Barker, C.F., and Brayman, K.L.: Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci: An Emerging Pathogen in Immunosuppressed Transplant Recipients. Transplantation Proceedings 27(1):954-955, February 1995.
  135. Haber, B.A., Chin, S., Chuang, E., Buikhuisen, W., Naji, A., and Taub, R.: High Levels of Glucose-6-Phosphatase Gene and Protein Expression Reflect an Adaptive Response in Proliferating Liver and Diabetes.  Journal of Clinical Investigation 95(2):832-841, February 1995.
  136. Chin S., Ramirez S., Greenbaum L.E., Naji A., and Taub R.: Blunting of the Immediate-Early Gene and Mitogenic Response in Hepatectomized Type I Diabetic Animals Subjected to Partial Hepatectomy.  American Journal of Physiology 269(4 Pt 1):E691-700, October 1995.
  137. Wolfe, J.T., Tomaszewski, J.E., Grossman, R.A., Gottlieb, S.L., Naji, A., Brayman, K.L., Kobrin, S.M., and Rook, A.H.: Reversal of Acute Renal Allograft Rejection by Extracorporeal Photopheresis: A Case Presentation and Review of the Literature.  Journal of Clinical Apheresis 11(1):36-41, 1996.
  138. Deng, S., Ketchum, R.J., Levy, M.M., Perloff, J.R., White, D.J.G., Naji, A., and Brayman, K.L.: Long-Term Culture and Complement Inhibition Improves Early Islet Function in Dog to Rat Islet Xenotransplantation. Transplantation Proceedings 28(2):805-806, April 1996.
  139. Chen M., Yang, Z. D., Naji A., and Wolf B. A.: Identification of Calcium-Dependent Phospholipase A2 Isoforms in Human and Rat Pancreatic Islets and Insulin Secreting β-Cell Lines.  Endocrinology 137(7): 2901-2909, July 1996.
  140. Weber, M., Ketchum, R., Sellers, M., Aradhye, S., Deng, S., Grossman, R., Shaw, L., Naji, A., Barker, C.F., and Brayman, K.: Single Center Analysis of Mycophenolate Mofetil and Neoral/Prednisone Therapy for Prophylaxis of Rejection in African American and Caucasian Transplant Recipients. Transplantation Proceedings 29(1-2):338-339, February./March 1997.
  141. Deng, S., Ketchum, R., Kucher, T., Weber, A., Shaked, A., Naji, A., and Brayman, K.: Adenoviral Transfection of Canine Islet Xenografts with Immunosuppressive Cytokine Genes Abrogates Primary Nonfunction and Prolongs Graft Survival. Transplantation Proceedings 29(1-2):770, February./March 1997.
  142. Deng, S., Ketchum, R.J., Kucher, T., Weber, M., Naji, A., and Brayman, K.L.:  Primary Nonfunction of Islet Xenografts in Rat Recipients Results from Non-T-Cell-Mediated Immune Responses. Transplantation Proceedings 29(3):1726-1727, May 1997.
  143. Noorchashm, H., Noorchashm, N., Kern, J., Barker, C.F., and Naji, A.: B-Cells are Required for the Initiation of Insulitis and Sialitis in Non-Obese Diabetic Mice.  Diabetes 46(6):941-946, June 1997.
  144. Deng, S., Ketchum, R.J., Kucher, T., Wever, M., Naji, A., and Brayman, K.L.: NK Cells, Macrophages, and Humoral Immune Responses Are Dominant in Primary Nonfunction of Islet Grafts in the Dog-to-Rat Xenotransplant Model. Transplantation Proceedings 29(4):2062-2063, June 1997.
  145. Deng, S., Ketchum, R.J., Kucher, T., Weber, M., Shaked, A., Naji, A., and Brayman, K.L.: IL-10 and TGF-β Gene Transfer for Xenogeneic Islet Transplantation: Comparison of Effect in Concordant vs. Discordant Combination. Transplantation Proceedings 29(4): 2204-2205, June 1997.
  146. Deng, S., Yang, Z.D., Ketchum, R.J., Kucher, T., Weber, M., Shaked, A., Naji, A., and Brayman, K.L.: Transfer of Genes for IL-10 and TGF-β to Isolated Human Pancreatic Islets. Transplantation Proceedings 29(4):2206, June 1997.
  147. Deng, S., Ketchum, R., J., Yang, Z.D., Kucher, T., Wever, M., Shaked, A., Naji, A., and Brayman, K.L.: IL-10 and TGF-β Gene Transfer to Rodent Islets: Effect on Xenogeneic Islet Graft Survival in Naïve and B-Cell-Deficient Mice. Transplantation Proceedings 29(4):2207-2208, June 1997.
  148. Mange, K.C., Scheff, A., Brayman, K., Mozley, D., Grossman, R.A., Naji, A., and Aradhye, S.:  Focal Acute Tubular Necrosis in a Renal Allograft. Transplantation 64(10):1490-1492, November 1997.
  149. Weber, M., Deng, S., Arenas, J., Aradhye, S., Grossman, R., Shaw, L. Naji, A., Barker, C.F., and Brayman, K.L.: Decreased Rejection Episodes in African-American Renal Transplant Recipients Receiving Mycophenolate Mofetil/Tacrolimus Therapy. Transplantation Proceedings 29(8):3669-3670, December 1997.
  150. Shlansky-Goldberg, R., Cope, C., McGuckin, J., Jacobs, J., Sohn, H., Holland, T., Naji, A., and Brayman, K.:  Percutaneous Management of a Bladder-Drained Pancreas Transplant Pseudocyst by a Transcystic Approach.  Transplantation 64(11):1568-1571, December 1997.
  151. Cherukuri, R., Haskal Z.J., Naji A., Shaked A.:  Percutaneous Thrombolysis and Stent Placement for the Treatment of Portal Vein Thrombosis after Liver Transplantation: Long Term Follow-Up. Transplantation 65(8):1124-1126, April 1998.
  152. Judge T.A., Desai N.M., Yang Z., Rostami S., Alonso L., Zhang H., Chen Y., Markmann J.F., DeMatteo R.P., Barker C.F., Naji A., and Turka L.A.:  Utility of Adenoviral-Mediated Fas Ligand Gene Transfer to Modulate Islet Allograft Survival.  Transplantation 66(4):426-431, August 1998.
  153. Shaw, L.M., Korecka, M., Aradhye, S., Grossman, R. Barker, C.F., Naji, A. and Brayman, K.L.: Scientific Principles for Mycophenolic Acid Therapeutic Drug Monitor. Transplantation Proceedings 30(5):2234-2236, August 1998.
  154. Liu, C., Deng, S., Yang, Z., Kucher, T., Guo, F., Gelman, A., Chen, H., Naji, A., Shaked, A., and Brayman, K.L.: Local Production of CTLA4-Ig by Adenoviral-Mediated Gene Transfer to the Pancreas Induces Permanent Allograft Survival and Donor-Specific Tolerance. Transplantation Proceedings 31(1-2):625-626, February./March 1999.
  155. Noorchashm, H., Lieu, Y.K., Song, H.K., Rostami, S.Y., Greeley, S.A.S., Noorchashm, N., Barker, C.F. and Naji, A.: B-Lymphocytes Influence the Shape of the Mature Pre-immune CD4+ TCR Repertoire. Transplantation Proceedings 31(1-2):832-833, February/March 1999.
  156. Song, H.K., Noorchashm, H., Lieu, Y.K., Rostami, S., Greeley, S.A.S., Barker, C.F., and Naji, A.: In Vivo MLR: A Novel Method for the Study of Alloimmune Responses. Transplantation Proceedings 31(1-2):834-835, February./March 1999.
  157. Song, H.K., Noorchashm, H., Lieu, Y.K., Rostami, S., Greeley, S.A.S., Barker, C.F., and Naji, A.: Characterization of the Alloimmune Response to Minor Histocompatibility Antigens by In Vivo MLR. Transplantation Proceedings 31(1-2):836-837, February./March 1999.
  158. Uchikoshi, F., Yang, Z., Rostami, S., Yokoi, Y., Capocci, P., Barker, C.F., and Naji, A.: Prevention of Autoimmune Recurrence and Rejection by Adenovirus–Mediated CTLA4Ig Gene Transfer to the Pancreatic Graft in the BB Rat.  Diabetes 48(3):652-657, March 1999.
  159. Song, H.K., Noorchashm, H., Lieu, Y.K., Rostami, S., Greeley, S.A.S., Barker, C.F., and Naji, A.: Cutting Edge: Alloimmune Responses against Major and Minor Histocompatibility Antigens: Distinct Division Kinetics and Requirement for CD28 Co stimulation.  Journal of Immunology 162(5):2467-2471, March 1999.
  160. Noorchashm, H., Lieu, Y.K., Rostami, S.Y., Song, H.K., Greeley, S.A.S., Bazel, S., Barker, C.F., and Naji, A.: A Direct Method for the Calculation of Alloreactive CD4+ T Cell Precursor Frequency.  Transplantation  67(9):1281-1284, May 1999.
  161. Yang, Z., Rostami, S., Koberlein, B., Barker, C.F., and Naji, A.: Cardiac Allograft Tolerance Induced by Intra-Arterial Infusion of Recombinant Adenoviral CTLA4Ig.  Transplantation 67(12):1517-1523, June 1999
  162. Yokoi, Y., Noorchashm, H., Rostami, S.Y., Barker, C.F., and Naji, A.: Origin, Kinetics, and Function of Chimeric B-Lymphocytes in Liver Allografts.  Transplantation  68(1):118-123, July 1999.
  163. Noorchashm, H., Moore, D.J., Lieu, Y.K., Noorchashm, N., Schlacterman, A., Song, H.K., Lambris, J.D., Barker, C.F., and Naji, A.: Contribution of the Innate Immune System to Autoimmune Diabetes: A Role for the Cr1/Cr2 Complement Receptors.  Cellular Immunology 195(1):75-79, July 1999.
  164. Noorchashm H., Lieu Y.K., Noorchashm N, Rostami S.Y., Greeley, S.A.S., Schlacterman A., Song H.K., Noto, L.E., Jevnikar A.M., Barker C.F., and Naji A.: I-A g7-Mediated Antigen Presentation by B Lymphocytes Is Critical in Overcoming a Checkpoint in T Cell Tolerance to Islet β Cells of Nonobese Diabetic Mice.  Journal of Immunology 163(2):743-750, July 1999.
  165. Song, H.K., Noorchashm, H., Lieu, Y.K., Rostami, S., Greeley, S.A.S., Barker, C.F., and Naji, A.: Tracking Alloreactive Cell Division In VivoTransplantation  68(2):297-299, July 1999.
  166. Wu, H., Wasik, MA., Haynes, B., Moore, H.C.F., Leonard, D.G.B., Montone, K.T., Kamoun, M., Przybylski, G., Naji, A., Tomaszewski, J., and Salhany, K.: Hepatosplenic γδ T-Cell Lymphoma as a Late-Onset Posttransplant Lymphoproliferative Disorder in Renal Transplant Patients.  American Journal of Clinical Pathology 113(4):487-496, April 2000.
  167. Shaw, L.M., Korecka, M., Aradhye, S., Grossman, R., Bayer, L., Innes, C., Cucciara, A., Barker, C., Naji, A., Nicholls, A. and Brayman, K. Mycophenolic Acid Area Under the Curve Values in African American and Caucasian Renal Transplant Patients are Comparable. Journal of Clinical Pharmacology  40(6):624-633, June 2000.
  168. Noorchashm, H., Moore, D.J., Noto, L.E., Noorchashm, N, Reed, A.J., Reed, A.L., Song, H.K., Mozaffari, R., Jevnikar, A.M., Barker, C.F., and Naji, A.:  Impaired CD4 T Cell Activation Due to Reliance upon B-Cell Mediated Costimulation in Non-Obese Diabetic (NOD) Mice.  Journal of Immunology 165:4685-4696, October 2000.
  169. Larson, R.A., Naji, M., Lombardi, J.V., Naji, A., Koeberlein, B., Golden, M.A. Ryan, S.: Adenoviral-Mediated Uteroglobin Gene Transfer Inhibits Neointimal Hyperplasia after Balloon Injury in the Rat Carotid Artery.  Journal of Vascular Surgery 32(6):1111-1117, December 2000.
  170. Jordan, M.S., Boesteanu, A., Reed, A.J., Petrone, A.L., Holenbeck, A., Lerman, M.A., Naji, A., and Caton, A.J.: Thymic Selection of CD4+ CD25+ Regulatory T Cells Induced by an Agonist Self-Peptide.  Nature Immunology 2(4):301-306, April 2001.
  171. Greeley, S.AW., Moore, D.J., Noorchashm, H., Noto, L., Rostami, S.Y., Schlachterman, A., Song, H.K., Koeberlein, B., Barker, C.F., and Naji, A.;  Impaired Activation of Islet-Reactive CD4 T Cells in Pancreatic Lymph Nodes of B Cell-Deficient Nonobese Diabetic Mice.  Journal of Immunology, 167: 4351-4357, October 2001.
  172. Noorchashm H, Greeley S.A., and Naji A. Role of B Lymphocytes in Autoimmune Diabetes. New England Journal of Medicine, 346(7):538-539, 2002.
  173. Tuttle, R.L, Gill N.S.,, Pugh W., Lee, J-P, Koeberlein, B., Furth, E.E., Polonsky, K.S., Naji, A., Birnbaum, M.J.:  Regulation of pancreatic b-cell growth and survival by the serine/threonine protein kinase Akt1/PKBa. Nature Medicine 7: 1133-1137, October 2001.
  174. Velidedeoglu, E., Williams, N., Brayman, K.L., Desai, N.M., Campos, L., Palanjian, M., Wocjik, M., Bloom, R., Grossman, R.A., Mange, K., Barker, C.F., Naji, A., Markmann, JF; Comparison of Open, Laparoscopic, and Hand-Assisted Approaches to Live Donor Nephrectomy.  Transplantation.  74(2):169-72, July 2002.
  175. Greeley, S.A.W., Katsumata, M., Yu, L., Eisenbarth, G.S., Moore, D.J., Goodarzi, H., Barker, C.F., Naji, A, Noorchashm, H.:  Elimination of maternally transmitted autoantibodies prevents diabetes in nonobese diabetic mice.  Nature Medicine 8(4):399-402, April 2002.
  176. Yang Z, Chen M, Wu R, Fialkow LB, Bromberg JS, McDuffie M, Naji A, and Nadler JL:  Suppression of Autoimmune Diabetes by Viral IL-10 Gene Transfer. Journal of Immunology, 168: 6479-6485, 2002.
  177. Insko EK, Pretorius ES, Siegelman ES, Brayman DL, Naji A, Markmann JF:  Living renal donor evaluation:  Accuracy of magnetic resonance angiography (MRA), venography (MRV) and urography (MRU).  Radiology, 225: 348-348, November  2002.
  178. Bloom R, O’Connor T, Cizman B, Kalluri R, Naji A and Michael P. Madaio: Intrathymic kidney cells delay the onset of lupus nephritis in MRL – LprL Lpr mice.  International Immunology, 14(8) 867-871, 2003.
  179. Markmann, JF. Deng S. Desai NM. Huang X. Velidedeoglu E. Frank A. Liu C. Brayman KL. Lian MM. Wolf B. Bell E.. Vitamaniuk M. Doliba N. Matschinsky F. Markmann E. Barker CF. Naji A.  The use of non-heart-beating donors for isolated pancreatic islet transplantation.  Transplantation.  75(9):1423-9, May 2003. 
  180. Markmann JF. Deng S. Huang X. Desai NM. Velidedeoglu EH. Lui C. Frank A. Markmann E. Palanjian M. Brayman K. Wolf B. Bell E. Vitamaniuk M. Doliba N. Matschinsky F. Barker CF. Naji A:  Insulin Independence Following Isolated Islet Transplantation and Single Islet Infusions. Annals of Surgery 237(6):741-9; discussion 749-50, June 2003.
  181. Markmann JF. Rosen M. Siegelman ES. Soulen MC. Deng S. Barker CF. and Naji A. Magnetic Resonance-Defined Periportal Steatosis Following Intraportal Islet Transplantation:  A Functional Footprint of Islet Graft Survival? Diabetes 52(7):1591-4, July 2003. 
  182. Cao X. Gao Z. Robert CE.  Greene S. Xu G. Xu W. Bell E. Campbell D. Zhu Y. Young R. Trucco M. Markmann JF. Naji A. Wolf BA.  Pancreatic-derived factor (FAM3B), a novel islet cytokine, induces apoptosis of insulin-secreting beta-cells. Diabetes 52(9):2296-303, September 2003. 
  183. Reed AJ. Noorchashm H, Rostami SY. Zarrabi Y. Perate AR. Jeganathan AN. Caton AJ. and Naji A. Alloreactive CD4 T Cell Activation In Vivo:  an Autonomous Function of the Indirect Pathway of Alloantigen Presentation.  Journal of Immunology 171:6502-9, November 2003. 
  184. Noorchashm H. , Greeley SA, and Naji A. The role of T/B lymphocyte collaboration in the regulation of autoimmue and alloimmune responses.  Immunologic Research.  27(2-3):  443-450,  2003.
  185. Deng SP, Huang XL, Frank A, Velidedeoglu E, Desai N, Matschinsky F, Barker C, Naji A, Markmann JF:  Islets isolated from type II diabetic donors are defective and unsuitable for clinical islet transplantation.  Cell Transplantation.  12(2): 183-184, 2003.
  186. Maitra, A., Hansel D.E., Argani, P. Ashfaq, R., Rahman, A., Naji, A., Deng, S., Geradts, J., Hawthorne, L.A., House, M.G.,, Yeo, C.J. Global Expression Analysis of Well-Differentiated Pancreatic Endocrine Neoplasms Using Oligonucleotide Microarrays. Clinical Cancer Research (9):5988-5995, December 2003. 
  187. Bell E, Cao X, Moibi JA, Greene SR, Young R, Trucco M, Gao Z, Matschinsky FM, Deng S, Markmann JF, Naji A, and Wolf  BA: Rapamycin Has a Deleterious Effect on MIN-6 Cells and Rat and Human Islets. Diabetes 52: 2731-2739, 2003.
  188. Desai NM, Goss JA, Deng S, Wolf BA, Markmann E, Palanjian M, Shock AP, Feliciano S, Brunicardi FC, Barker CF, Naji A, and Markmann JF: Elevated Portal Vein Drug Levels of Sirolimus and Tacrolimus in Islet Transplant Recipients:  Local Immunosuppression or Islet Toxicity? Transplantation 76: 1623-1637, 2003.
  189. Song HK, Noorchashm H., Lin T.H., Moore D.J., Greeley S.A., Caton A.J., and Naji A. Specialized CC-Chemokine Secretion by Th1 Cells in Destructive Autoimmune Myocarditis. Journal of Autoimmunity, 21(4):295-303, 2003.
  190. Schmitz, A., Shiue, C.Y., Feng,Q., Shiue, G.G., Deng, S., Pourdehnad, M.T., Schirrmacher, R., Vatamaniuk, M., Doliba, N. Matschinsky, F., Wolf, B., Rosch, F., Naji, A., Alavi, A.A. Synthesis and evaluation of fluorine-18 labeled glyburide analogs as β-cell imaging agents. Nuclear Medicine and Biology.  31(4) 483-491, May 2004.
  191. Deng S, Vatamaniuk M, Huang X, Doliba N, Lian MM, Frank A, Velidedeoglu E, Desai NM, Koeberlein B, Wolf B, Barker CF, Naji A, Matschinsky FM, and Markmann JF: Structural and Functional Abnormalities in the Islets Isolated From Type 2 Diabetic Subjects.  Diabetes 53: 624-632, 2004.
  192. Frank A, Deng S, Huang X, Velidedeoglu E, Bae YS, Liu C, Abt P, Stephenson R, Mohiuddin M, Thambipillai T, Markmann E, Palanjian M, Sellers M, Naji A, Barker CF, Markmann JF: Transplantation for type I diabetes: Comparison of vascularized whole-organ pancreas with isolated pancreatic islets. Annals of Surgery 240(4): 631-43, Oct 2004.
  193. Sellers MT, Velidedeoglu E, Bloom RD, Grossman RA, Markmann JW, Naji A, Frank AM, Kass AB, Nathan HM, Hasz RD, Abrams JD, Markmann JF.  Expanded-criteria donor kidneys:  a single-center clinical and short-term financial analysis—cause for concern in retransplantation.  Transplantation. 78(11):1670-5, December 2004.
  194. Rickels MR, Schutta MH, Markmann JF, Barker CF, Naji A, Teff KL.  Beta Cell Function Following Human Islet Transplantation for Type 1 Diabetes.  Diabetes 54(1): 100-6, January 2005. 
  195. Rickels MR, Schutta MH, Mueller R, Markmann JF, Barker CF, Naji A, Teff KL.  Islet Cell Hormonal Responses to Hypoglycemia Following Human Islet Transplantation for Type 1 Diabetes.  Diabetes 54: 3205-3211, November 2005.
  196. Reed, AJ, Zarrabi, Y, Perate AL, Jeganathan A, Naji A and Noorchashm H:  The frequency of double-positive thymocytes expressing an β TCR clonotype regulates peripheral CD4 T cell compartment homeostasis.  Immunology, 116: 400-407, 2005.
  197. Dobos N, Roberts DA, Insko EK, Siegelman ES, Naji A, Markmann JF.  Contrast –enhanced MR angiography for evaluation of vascular complications of the pancreatic transplant.  Radiographics. 25(3):687-95. May-June 2005. 
  198. Moore DJ, Noorchashm, Lin TH, Greeley SA, and Naji A.  NOD B-cells are insufficient to incite T-cell mediated anti-islet autoimmunity.  Diabetes 54(7):2019-25. July 2005. 
  199. Canter, R J.  Abt, P L.  Litzky, L A.  Frank, A.  Abt, A B.  Sellers, M T.  Markmann, J F.  Olthoff, K M.  Naji, A.  Shaked, A.: Successful liver, kidney, and pancreas transplantation from a donor with cerebral emboli from a left atrial myxoma. Transplantation Proceedings 37(10): 4334-6, Dec 2005.
  200. Yang J, Wong RK, Park M, Wu J, Cook JR, York DA, Deng S, Markmann J, Naji A, Wolf BA, Gao Z.  Leucine regulation of glucokinase and ATP synthase sensitizes glucose-induced insulin secretion in pancreatic beta-cells.  Diabetes, 55(1):193-201.  January 2006. 
  201. Quinn W, Noorchashm N, Crowley JE, Reed AJ, Noorchashm H, Naji A, Cancro M. Cutting Edge: Impaired Transitional B Cell Production and Selection in the Non-Obese Diabetic Mouse.  The Journal of Immunology, 176: 7159-7164, June 2006.
  202. Rickels MR, Naji A, Teff KL.  Insulin sensitivity, glucose effectiveness, and free fatty acid dynamics after human islet transplantation for type 1 diabetes.  J Clin Endocrinol Metab 91(6) 2138-44. June 2006.
  203. Noorchashm, H, Reed A J, Rostami S Y, Mozaffari R, Zekavat G, Koeberlein B, Canton A J, and Naji A:  B Cell-Mediated Antigen Presentation Is Required for the Pathogenesis of Acute Cardiac Allograft Rejection, The Journal of Immunology, 177: 7715-7722, December  2006.
  204. Rickels MR, Schutta MH, Mueller R, Kapoor S, Markmann JF, Naji A, Teff KL.  Glycemic thresholds for activation of counterregulatory hormone and symptom responses in islet transplant recipients.  J. Clin Endocrinology Metabolism 92(3):873-9 March 2007.
  205. Rickels MR, Kamoun M, Kearns J, Markmann JF, and Naji A.  Evidence for allograft rejection in an islet transplant recipient and effect on beta-cell secretory capacity.  J Clin Endocrinology Metabolism 92(7):2410-4 July 2007. 
  206. Liu C.Y., Noorchashm, H. Green T, Luning Prak E.N., Rickels M.R., Sutter J., Barker C.F., and Naji A.
    B Lymphocyte Directed Immunotherapy Induces Long-Term Islet Allograft Survival in Non-Human Primates. Nature Medicine, 13(11): 1295-1298, October, 2007.
  207. Rickels MR, Naji A, Teff KL.  Acute insulin responses to glucose and arginine as predictors of beta-cell secretory capacity in human islet transplantation.  Transplantation.  84(10):1357-60.  November 2007. 
  208. Rankin A L, Reed AJ, Oh S, Cozzo Picca C, TGuay HM, Larkin III J, Panarey L, Aitken M K, Koeberlein B, Lipsky PE, Tomaszewski JE, Naji A, Canton A J.  CD4+ T Cells Recognizing a Single Self-Peptide Expressed by APCs Induce Spontaneous Autoimmune Arthritis.  The Journal of Immunology, 180: 833-841, January 2008. 
  209. Goral S, Prak EL, Kearns J, Bloom RD, Pierce E, Doyle A, Grossman R, Naji A, Kamoun M.  Preformed donor-directed anti-HLA-DP antibodies may be an impediment to successful kidney transplantation.  Nephrol Dial Transplant 23(1):390-2, January 2008.
  210. Suszynski, TM, Wildey GM, Faldw EJ, Cline, GW, Maynard KS, Ko N, Sotiris J, Naji A, Hering BJ, Papas KK.  The ATP/DNA Ratio is a Better Indicator of Islet Cell Viability than the ADP/ATP Ratio, Transplant Proceedings 40(2) 346-350, April 2008. PMC: 2804259
  211. Panigrahi AK, Goodman NG, Eisenberg RA, Rickels MR, Naji A, Prak ETL.  RS rearrangement frequency as a marker of receptor editing in lupus and type 1 diabetes.  Journal of Experimental Medicine 205(13): 2985-2994, December 2008. PMC 2605238
  212. Zekavat G, Rostami S Y, Badkerhanian A, Parsons RF, Koeberlein B, Yu M, Ward CD, Migone TS, Yu L, Eisenbarth, GS, Cancro MP, Naji A, Noorchashm H.  In Vivo BLyS/BAFF Neutralization Ameliorates Islet-Directed Autoimmunity in Nonobese diabetic Mice.  The Journal of Immunology 181: 8133-8144, December 2008. PMC: 2586964
  213. Rickels MR, Collins HW, Naji A. Amyloid and transplanted islets New England Journal of Medicine (letter) 359(25): 2729-2731, December 2008. PMID 19136906
  214. Rickels MR, Mueller R, Markmann JF, Naji A. Effect of glucagon-like peptide-1 on beta- and alpha-cell function in isolated islet and whole pancreas transplant recipients Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism 94(1): 181-189, January 2009.  PMC 2630873
  215. Rickels MR, Naji A. Exenatide use in islet transplantation: words of caution.  Transplantation. 2009 Jan 15;87(1):153; author reply 154. PMID 19136906
  216. Parsons R, Vivek K, Redfield RR, Migone TS, Cancro MP, Naji A, Noorchashm H. B Cell Tolerance in Transplantation: Is Repertoire Remodeling The Answer? Expert Reviews in Clinical Immunology 5(6): 703-723, 2009. PMC: 2819040
  217. Deng S, Markmann JF, Rickels M, Yeh H, Kim JI, Lian MM, Gu Y, Markmann E, Palanjian M, Barker CF, Naji A: Islet alone versus islet after kidney transplantation: Metabolic outcomes and islet graft survival. Transplantation 88(6): 820-825, September 2009. PMC: 2805912
  218. Cassuto JR, Reese P, Bloom RD, Doyle A, Goral S, Naji A, Abt PL.  Kidney transplantation in patients with a prior heart transplant.  Transplantation.  89(4): 427-33, February 2010. PMID 20177344
  219. Rickels MR, Mueller R, Teff KL and Naji A.  Beta Cell Secretory Capacity and Demand in Recipients of Islet, Pancreas and Kidney Transplants.  Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism 95(3): 1238-46, March 2010.  PMC: 2841536
  220. Bhandare R, Schug J, Le Lay J, Fox A, Smirnova O, Liu C, Naji A and Kaestner K.  Genome-Wide Analysis of Histone Modifications in Human Pancreatic Islets.  Genome Research 20(4): 428-433, April 2010.  PMC 2847745
  221. Zekavat G, Mozaffari R., Nichols K., Naji A. and Noorchashm H. A Novel CD93 Polymorphism in Non-Obese Diabetic (NOD) Mice is Linked to a CD4+ iNKT Cell Deficient State.  Immunogenetics 62(6): 397-407, June 2010.  PMC: 2875467
  222. Rickels MR, Naji A: Proinsulin processing and transplanted islets. American Journal of Transplantation (letter) 10(6): 1495, June 2010. PMID:  20346066
  223. Rickels MR, Naji A: Reactive hypoglycemia following GLP-1 infusion in pancreas transplant recipients. Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism 12(8): 731-33, August 2010.  PMC: 3483089
  224. Cassuto J, Reese P, Sonnad S, Bloom R, Levine M, Naji A, Abt P: Wait List Death and Survival Benefit of Kidney Transplantation among Non-Renal Transplant Recipients. American Journal of Transplantation 10(11): 2502-11, Nov. 2010. PMC: 2966021
  225. Soleimanpour SA, Crutchlow MF, Ferrari AM, Raum JC, Groff DN, Rankin MM, Liu C, De Leon DD, Naji A, Kushner JA, Stoffers DA.  Calcineurin signaling regulats human islet beta cell survival. J Biol Chem 285(51): 40050-9, December 2010.  PMC: 3000987
  226. Sekiguchi DR, Sutter JA, Rickels MR, Naji A, Liu C, Propert KJ, Rogers WT, Luning Prak ET.  Analysis of B cell subsets following pancreatic islet cell transplantation in a patient with type 1 diabetes by cytometric fingerprinting. J Immunol Methods 363(2): 233-44, January 2011. PMC: 3010186
  227. Parsons RF, Vivek K, Rostami SY, Zekavat G, Ziaie SM, Luo Y, Koeberlein B, Redfield RR, Cancro MP, Naji A, Noorchashm H.  Acquisition of humoral transplantation tolerance upon de novo emergence of B lymphocytes. J Immunol 186(1): 614-20, January 2011. PMID: 21084661
  228. Hsu JW, Reese PP, Naji A, Levine MH, Abt PL.  Increased early graft failure in right-sided living donor nephrectomy. Transplantation 91(1): 108-14, January 2011. PMID:  21441855
  229. Redfield RR, Parsons RF, Rodriguez E, Noorchashm H, Naji A. Essential Role for B cells in Transplantation Tolerance. Curr Opin Immunol. 23(5):685-91, October 2011. PMID: 21982511
  230. Hirsch D, Odorico J, Danobeitia J.S., Alejandro R, Rickels M.R., Hanson M., Radke N., Baidal D., Hullett D., Naji A., Ricordi C., Kaufman D., Fernandez L. Early Metabolic Markers that Anticipate Loss of Insulin Independence in Type 1 Diabetic Islet Allograft Recipients.  American Journal of Transplantation. 12:  1275-1289, . November 2011 PMID: 22300172
  231. Doliba NM, Qin W, Najafi H, Liu C, Buettger CW, Sotiris J, Collins HW, Li C, Stanley CA, Wilson DF, Grimsby J, Sarabu R, Naji A, Matschinsky FM.  Glucokinase activation repairs defective bioenergetics of islets of Langerhans isolated from type 2 diabetics.  Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 302(1):E87-E102, January 2012.  PMC:  3328091
  232. Cassuto JR, Levine MH, Reese PP, Bloom RD, Goral S, Naji A, Abt PL. The influence of induction therapy for kidney transplantation after a non-renal transplant. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 7(1):158-66, January 2012. PMC: 3265339
  233. Khoo C, Yang J, Weinrott SA, Kaestner KH, Naji A, Schug J, Stoffers DA. Pdx1 cistrome profiling in human and mouse pancreatic islets. Molecular Endocrinology 26(3):521-33, March 2012. PMC:  3286194
  234. Liu C, Koeberlein B, Feldman MD, Mueller R, Wang Z, Li Y, Lane K, Hoyt CC, Tomaszewski JE, Naji A, Rickels MR.  Accumulation of Intrahepatic Islet Amyloid in a Non-Human Primate Transplant Model.  Endocrinology 153(4): 1673-83, April 2012.  PMC: 3320262
  235. Redfield RR, Parsons RF, Rodriguez E, Vivek K, Cassuto J, Noorchashm H, Mustafa M Naji A, Levine M, Abt P. Under utilization of A2 ABO Incompatible Kidney Transplantation. Clinical Transplantation. 26(3): 489-94, May 2012.  PMID:  22032287
  236. Rieck S, Li Z, Sandhu A, Liu C, Naji A, Takane K, Fiaschi-Taesch N, Stewart A, Kushner J, Kaestner KH.  Overexpression of hepatocyte nuclear factor-4α initiates cell cycle entry, but is not sufficient to promote β-cell expansion in human islets. Molecular Endocrinology.  July 2012.  PMC:  3434530
  237. Li CH, Liu C, Nissim I, Chen J, Chen P, Doliba NM, Nissim I, Daikhin G, Stokes D, Yudkoff M, Bennett MJ, Stanley C, Matschinsky FM, Naji A. Regulation of Glucagon Secretion in Normal and Diabetic Human Islets by Gamma-Hydroxybutyrate and Glycine. Journal of Biologic Chemistry. 288(6)3938-3951, February 2013 PMC:  3567647
  238. Wang Y, Liu J, Liu C, Naji A, Stoffers DA. MicroRNA-7a regulates the mTOR pathway and proliferation in adult pancreatic beta cells. Diabetes.  62(3) 887-895, March 2013.  PMC: 3581216  
  239. Bramswig NC, Everett L, Schug J, Dorrell C, Liu C, Luo Y, Streeter PR, Naji A, Grompe M, Kaestner KH. Metastable epigenomic state enables human pancreatic α- to β-cell reprogramminig.  JCI 123(3) 1275-1284, March 2013. PMC: 5382140
  240. Rickels M. R., Liu C., Shlansky-Goldberg R., Soleimanpour S.A., Vivek K, Kamoun M, Min Z, Markmann E, Palangian M, Dalton-Bakes C, Fuller C, Chiou A.J, Barker C.F. Luning Prak, E, Naji A.  Improvement in β-Cell Secretory Capacity Following Human Islet Transplantation According to the CIT07 Protocol Diabetes published ahead of print April 29, 2013, doi:10.2337/db12-1802.  PMC 37177864
Research Publications, Non-Peer-Reviewed
  1. Reckard, C.R., Ziegler, M.M., Naji, A., Galbut, D., and Barker, C.F.: Physiological and Immunological Status of Long Functioning Transplanted Pancreatic Islets in the Rat. Surgical Forum 25:374-376, 1974.
  2. Naji, A., Reckard, C.R., Ziegler, M.M., and Barker, C.F.: Vulnerability of Pancreatic Islets to Immune Cells and Serum. Surgical Forum 26:459-461, 1975.
  3. Naji, A. and Barker, C.F.: Differential Susceptibility of Endocrine Tissue to Humoral Immunity. Surgical Forum 29:349-351, 1978.
  4. Naji, A., Silvers, W.K., and Barker, C.F.: Effect of Culture in 95% O2 on the Survival of  Parathyroid Allografts. Surgical Forum 30:109-111, 1979.
  5. Dafoe, D.C., Naji, A., Kirby, W., and Barker, C.F.: The Role of Immunity in Induction of and Recovery from Viral Murine Diabetes.  Surgical Forum 31:51-53, 1980.
  6. Dafoe, D.C., Naji, A., Korngold, R., Plotkin, S., Moore, K., and Barker, C.F.: Murine Viral Diabetes: Alteration of Susceptibility by Bone Marrow Transplantation. Surgical Forum 33:385-387, 1981.
  7. Gadzik, J., Blank, K., Naji, A., Moore, K., and Barker, C.F.: Protection from Virally-Induced Diabetes in Mice by an Interferon Inducer.  Surgical Forum 32:387-389, 1981.
  8. Perloff, L.J., Naji, A., and Barker, C.F.: Islet Sensitivity to Humoral Antibody. Surgical Forum 32:390-391, 1981.
  9. Naji, A., Markmann, J., Blank, K., Gadzik, J., and Barker, C.F.: Protection from Multiple “Low Dose” Streptozotocin Induced Diabetes by an Interferon Inducer.  Surgical Forum 33:221-224, 1982.
  10. Dafoe, D.C., Moore, C.L., Naji, A., Plotkin, S.A., and Barker, C.F.: Bone Marrow Transplants Alter Susceptibility to EMC-Induced Diabetes.  Surgical Forum 33:224-226, 1982.
  11. Naji, A., Silvers, W.K., and Barker, C.F.: Bone Marrow Transplantation in Adult Diabetes-Prone BB Rats. Surgical Forum 34:374-376, 1983.
  12. Bartlett, S.T., Naji, A., Silvers, W.K., and Barker, C.F.: MHC Restriction in Endocrine Allograft Immunity.  Surgical Forum 34:406-408, 1983.
  13. Francfort, J.W., Naji, A., Kimura, H., Silvers, W.K., and Barker, C.F.: Identification of Ia Antigenic Determinants on the Surface of T Lymphocytes from the Spontaneously Diabetic BB Rat.  Surgical Forum 35:144-146, 1984.
  14. Brayman, K.L., Kimura, H., Naji, A., Silvers, W.K., and Barker, C.F.: Immunological Aspects of Neonatal Tolerance Induction: The Popliteal Lymph Node Assay System.  Surgical Forum 36:321-323, 1985.
  15. Brayman, K.L., Strizki, J., Silvers, W.K., Naji, A., and Barker, C.F.: Neonatal Bone Marrow Transplantation and Prevention of Diabetes in BB Rats.  Surgical Forum 37: 336-338, 1986.
  16. Markmann, J.F., Jacobson, J., Roza, A., Fox, I.J., Strome, P., and Naji, A.: Increased Cytotoxic T Lymphocyte Killing of Isolated Islet after Interferon Treatment.  Surgical Forum 38:354-356, 1987.
  17. Choti, M., Markmann, J.F., and Naji, A.: Purification of Dendritic Cells from Rat Bone Marrow.  Surgical Forum 38:357-359, 1987.
  18. Roza, A., Markmann, J., Brayman, K.L., Fox, I.J., Naji, A., Perloff, L., Hickey, W., and Barker, C.F.: Isolated Islet Cells Are More Vulnerable to Recurrent Diabetes than Vascularized Pancreas Grafts. Surgical Forum 38:373-375, 1987.
  19. Reynolds, J.V., Zhang, S.M., Thom, A.K., Ziegler, M.M., Naji, A., and Daly, J.M.: Arginine as an Immunomodulator.  Surgical Forum 38:415-418, 1987.
  20. Choti, M.A., Markmann, J.F., Kimura, H., and Naji, A.: The Autologous Mixed Lymphocyte Reaction in Autoimmune Diabetes.  Surgical Forum 39:392-394, 1988.
  21. Brayman, K.L., Markmann, J.F., Naji, A., and Barker, C.F.: Characterization of Immunoregulatory Lymphocytes in Autoimmune Diabetes.  Surgical Forum 39:394-396, 1988.
  22. Sigal, R.L., Reynolds, V., Markmann, J.F., Shou, J., Evantosh, E., Ziegler, M., Naji, A., and Daly, J.: Upregulation of MHC Class I: Effect on Growth and LAK Sensitivity of Neuroblastoma.  Surgical Forum 39:572-575, 1988.
  23. Telford, G.L., Bland, K.I., Bessey, P.Q., Baker, C.C., and Naji, A.: Writing a Scientific Abstract.  Current Surgery 45:454-458, 1988.
  24. Deaton, D.H., Barker, C.F., and Naji, A.: L-Leucyl L-Leucine Methyl Ester Prevents GVH in Rats. Surgical Forum 41:358-359, 1990.
  25. Lau, H.T., Bromberg, J., Chavin, K, Naji, A., O'Neill, J., Barker, C., Altevogt, P., Kyewski, B., and Guckel, B.: Prolongation of Rat to Mouse Islet Xenografts with Ultraviolet Irradiation and Antibodies to Murine CD2 or CD4.  Surgical Forum 41:378-379, 1990.
  26. Markmann, J.F., Shachner, M.S., Naji, A., and Barker, C.F.: Natural Killer (NK) Cells Damage Islet Allografts in Diabetic BB Rats.  Surgical Forum 42:403-404, 1991.
  27. Odorico, J.S., Markmann, J.F., Posselt, A.M., Barker, C.F., and Naji, A.: Intrathymic Inoculation of Purified T Cells Induces Unresponsiveness to Rat Cardiac Allograft.  Surgical Forum 43:411-413, 1992.
  28. Min, J.K., Shaked, A., Raper S.E., Barker, C.F., and Naji, A.: Adenoviral-Mediated Gene Transfer of TGF-ß1 and vIL-10 Promotes Long-Term Survival of Islet Allografts.  Surgical Forum 46:438-440, 1995.
  29. Desai, N., Grossman, R.A., Aradhye, S., Musser, M.A., Gatto, P., Barker, C.F., Naji, A., and Brayman, K.L.: Analysis of Cost and Length of Stay for Renal Transplantation Using a Clinical Care Pathway. Surgical Forum 49:539-540, 1998.
Editorials, Reviews, Chapters
  1. Barker, C.F., Reckard, C.R., Ziegler, M.M., and Naji, A.: Immunological Considerations in Islet Transplantation.  In: Diabetes: Proceedings of the IX Congress of the International Diabetes Foundation, New Delhi, Oct. 31-Nov. 5, 1976.  Bajaj. J.S. (Ed.). Amsterdam: Excerpta Medica, 1977, 529-534.
  2. Barker, C.F., Naji, A., Perloff, L.J., Dafoe, D.C., and Bartlett, S.: Invited Commentary: An Overview of Pancreas Transplantation: Biological Aspects. Surgery 92(2):133-137, Aug. 1982. [Overview]
  3. Naji, A. and Barker, C.F.: Animal Models of Human Type I Diabetes. In: Immunological Aspects of Clinical and Experimental Diabetes.  Gupta, S. (Ed.).  New York: Plenum Press, 1984, 91-112.
  4. Dafoe, D.C., Moore, C.L., Plotkin, S.A., Naji, A., and Barker, C.F.: The Importance of Immunologic Factors in the Pathogenesis of Encephalomyocarditis Virus Induced Diabetes in Mice.  In: Virus and Autoimmunity in Diabetes Mellitus.  Behring Institute Mitteilungen Research Communications, 1984, 75:17-25.
  5. Fairman, J.A., Naji, A., and Barker, C.F.:  The Influence of Renal Transplantation on Reproduction. In: Current Therapy of Infertility.  Garcia, C., Mastroianni, L., Amelar, R., and Dubin, L. (Eds.).  St. Louis: C.V. Mosby Co., 1984, 287-289.
  6. Naji, A.: Invited Commentary: Islet Autotransplantation in the Pancreatectomized Dog: Effect of Time on Graft Function.  World Journal of Surgery 8(4):596-597, April 1984. [Editorial]
  7. Naji, A., Silvers, W.K., and Barker, C.F.: Cell-Mediated Immunity in Type I (Insulin-Dependent) Diabetes of Man and the BB Rat.  In: Concepts in Immunopathology, Vol. 2: Organ Based Autoimmune Diseases.  Cruse, J.M. and Lewis, R.E. (Eds.). New York: S. Karger, 1985, 32-46.
  8. Barker, C.F., Naji, A., and Perloff, L.J.: Renal Transplantation. In: Textbook of Surgery, 13th Edition. Sabiston, D. C. (Ed.).  Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Co., 1986, 407-427.
  9. Barker, C.F., Brayman, K.L., Markmann, J.F., Woehrle, M., and Naji, A.: Islet Transplantation: Strategies for Avoiding Immune Destruction.  In: The Immunology of Diabetes Mellitus: Proceedings of the International Symposium on the Immunology of Diabetes, Edmonton, June 26-28, 1986.  Jaworski, M.A., Molnar, G.D., Rajotte, R.V., and Singh, B. (Eds.).  New York: Elsevier, 1986, 159-166.
  10. Brayman, K.L., Markmann, J.F., Silvers, W.K., Barker, C.F., and Naji, A.: Bone Marrow Transplantation and Prevention of Diabetes in BB Rat. In: The Immunology of Diabetes Mellitus: Proceedings of the International Symposium on the Immunology of Diabetes, Edmonton, June 26-28, 1986.  Jaworski, M.A., Molnar, G.D., Rajotte, R.V., and Singh, B. (Eds.).  New York: Elsevier, 1986, 387-392.
  11. Barker, C.F. and Naji, A.: Pancreatic and Islet Cell Transplantation. In: Surgical Diseases of the Pancreas.  Reber, H., Howard, J., and Jordan, J. (Eds.).  Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger, 1987, 912-922.
  12. Francfort, J.W. and Naji, A.: Renovascular Hypertension. In: A Manual of Urology.  Hanno, P. and Wein, A. (Eds.).  Norwalk, CT: Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1987, 521-541.
  13. Barker, C.F., Naji, A., and Markmann, J.F.: Transplantation of Pancreatic Islets. In: Organ Trans-plantation and Replacement.  Cerilli, G.J. (Ed.).  Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Co., 1987, 575-591.
  14. Naji, A., Markmann, J.F., and Barker, C.F.: Immunobiology of the Allograft Response. In: Diabetes/Metabolism Reviews.  DeFronzo, R.A. (Ed.).  New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 3(4):1037-1059, Oct. 1987.
  15. Markmann, J.F., Brayman, K.L., Choti, M.A., Jacobson, J.D., Barker, C.F., and Naji, A.: Pancreatic Transplantation in the Spontaneously Diabetic Rodent.  In: Transplantation Reviews, Vol. 2.  Morris, P.J. and Tilney, N.L. (Eds.).  Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Co., 1988, 87-105.
  16. Markmann, J.F., Brayman, K.L., Barker, C., and Naji, A.: Lessons from Islet Transplantation in BB Rats.  In: Frontiers in Diabetes Research: Lessons From Animal Diabetes II.  Shafrir, E. and  Renold, A.E. (Eds.).  London: John Libbey & Co. Ltd., 1988, 233-238.
  17. Markmann, J.F., Naji, A., Woehrle, M., and Barker, C.F.: Recurrent Autoimmunity Following Pancreatic Islet Transplantation in Spontaneous Diabetes.  In:  Transplantation of the Endocrine Pancreas in Diabetes Mellitus.  Schilfgaarde, R.V. and Hardy, M.A. (Eds.).  New York: Elsevier Press, 1988, 67-75.
  18. Naji, A., Woehrle, M., and Markmann, J. F.: Influence of Physical Parameters of Tissue Culture on the Fate of Islet Allografts.  In:  Transplantation of the Endocrine Pancreas in Diabetes Mellitus.  Schilfgaarde, R.V. and Hardy, M.A. (Eds.).  New York: Elsevier Press, 1988, 292-296.
  19. Brayman, K.L., Markmann, J.F., Barker, C.F., and Naji, A.: Studies of Prediabetes in the Spontaneously Diabetic BB Rat.  In: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, Vol. 246: Prediabetes.  Camerini, R. and  Cole, H.S. (Eds.).  New York: Plenum Press, 1989, 87-92.
  20. Markmann, J.F., Naji, A., Barker, C.F., and Brayman, K.L.: Immunomodulation of Pre-Diabetes in BB Rats for Prevention of the Disease.  In:  Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, Vol. 246: Prediabetes.  Camerini, R. and Cole, H.S. (Eds.).  New York: Plenum Press, 1989, 375-364.
  21. Lo, D., Burkly, L., Markmann, J.F., Heber-Katz, E., Naji, A., Flavell, R., Palmiter, R., and Brinster, R.: A Transgenic Model for Tissue Specific Antigens: Tolerance and Clonal Anergy. In: Immunogenicity Vol. 113.  Janeway, C., Sprent, J., and Sercarz, E. (Eds.).  New York: Wiley-Liss, 1990, 187-194.
  22. Dafoe, D.C., Naji, A., Perloff, L.J., and Barker, C.F.: Pancreatic and Islet Autotransplantation.  In: Hepatogastroenterology. Lygidakis, N.J. and Moreno Gonzalez, E. (Eds.).  New York: Georg Thieme Verlag Stuggart, June 1990, 37(3):307-315.
  23. Barker, C.F., Markmann, J.F., Dafoe, D.C., Perloff, L.J., and Naji, A.: Pancreatic Transplantation. In: Diabetes Mellitus.  Bretzel, R.G. (Ed.). Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag, 1990, 197-208.
  24. Markmann, J.F., Shachner, M.S., Bassiri, H., Barker, C.F., and Naji, A.: Methods in Islet Transplantation Research: The Contribution of MHC Antigen Modulation to Islet Allograft Rejection. In: Hormone and Metabolic Research: Supplement.  Stuttgart, Germany: Theime Medical Publishers, 1990, 25:104-108. [Review]
  25. Markmann, J.F., Woehrle, M., Roza, A., Barker, C.F., and Naji, A.: Methods in Islet Transplantation Research: Islet Transplantation to Study Autoimmune Pathogenesis of Diabetes in the BB Rat.  In: Hormone and Metabolic Research: Supplement. Stuttgart, Germany: Theime Medical Publishers, 1990, 25:116-119 [Review].
  26. Woehrle, M., Markmann, J.F., Beyer, K., Naji, A., Bretzel, R.G., and Federlin, K.: The Influence of the Implantation Site (Kidney Capsule vs. Portal Vein) on Islet Survival. In: Hormone and Metabolic Research: Supplement. Stuttgart, Germany: Theime Medical Publishers, 1990, 25:163-165. [Review]
  27. Barker, C.F., Naji, A., Dafoe, D.C., and Perloff, L.J.: Renal Transplantation.  In: Textbook of Surgery, 14th Edition. Sabiston, D.C. (Ed.).  Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Co. 1991, 374-392.
  28. Barker, C.F., Markmann, J.F., Posselt, A.M., and Naji, A.: Studies of Privileged Sites and Islet Transplantation. Transplantation Proceedings 23(4):2138-2142, Aug. 1991 [Review].
  29. Barker, C.F., Posselt, A.M., Odorico, J., Markmann, J.F., and Naji, A.: Transplantation Intrathymique comme modèle de tolérance.  Flammarin Médicine - Sciences - Actualitiés Néphrologiques, 1992 (in French, p. 288-300).
  30. Barker, C.F., Naji, A., Dafoe, D.C., and Perloff, L.J.: Renal Transplantation.  In: Textbook of Surgery, Pocket Companion.  Sabiston, D.C. and Lyerly, H.K. (Eds.).  Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Co., 1992, 174-182.
  31. Brayman, K.L., Egidi, F.M., Naji, A., Friedman, A.L., and Perloff, L.J.: Renal Transplantation at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center: An Update of Results in the Cyclosporin Era.  Chap. 20 in Clinical Transplants.  Terasaki, P. (Ed.).  Los Angeles: UCLA Press, 1992, 215-225.
  32. Posselt, A.M., Barker, C.F., Roark, J.H., Odorico, J.S., Markmann, J.F., Koberlein, B., and Naji, A.: Intrathymic Transplantation of Pancreatic Islets.  Diabetes, Nutrition and Metabolism 5:139-143, 1992. [Review]
  33. Barker, C.F. and Naji, A.:  Perspectives in Pancreatic and Islet Transplantation.  New England Journal of Medicine 327(4):271-271, July 23, 1992. [Editorial]
  34. Posselt, A.M., Naji, A., and Barker, C.F.:  Microchimerism of the Thymus and Graft Acceptance.  Lancet 340(8819):617, Sept. 5, 1992. [Letter]
  35. Naji, A., Posselt, A.M., and Barker, C.F.:  Pioneering Work in Immune Tolerance.  Science 258(5083):727-728, Oct. 30, 1992. [Letter]
  36. Posselt, A.M., Campos, L., Mayo, G.L., O'Connor, T.P., Odorico, J.S., Markmann, J.F., Barker, C.F., and Naji, A.: Selective Modulation of T Cell Immunity by Intrathymic Cellular Transplantation.  Transplantation Reviews 7:200-214, 1993. [Review]
  37. Barker, C.F., Markmann, J.F., Posselt, A.M., and Naji, A.: Biology of Transplant Immunology: Tolerance and Rejection.  In: Surgical Basic Science.  Fischer, J.E. (Ed.).  St. Louis: Mosby & Co., 1993, 31-65.
  38. Barker, C.F., Posselt, A.M., Odorico, J.S., Markmann, J.F., and Naji, A.:  Intrathymic Transplantation as a Model for Tolerance.  In: Advances in Nephrology from the Necker Hospital. Grunfeld, J.P., Bach, J.F., Kreis, H., and Maxwell, M.H. (Eds.).  Chicago: Mosby Co., 1993,    22:387-400. [Review]
  39. Carpenter, J.P. and Naji, A.: Renovascular Disease.  Chap. 27 in: Clinical Manual of Urology Second Edition. Hanno, P.M. and Wein, A.J. (Eds.).  New York: McGraw-Hill, Inc., 1994, 695-717.
  40. Mayo, G.L., Posselt, A.M., Campos, L., Deli, B.C., Mayo, S.P., Barker, C.F., and Naji, A.: Induction of Donor-Specific Tolerance by Intrathymic Cellular Transplantation. Rejection and Tolerance: Proceedings of the 25th Conference on Transplantation and Clinical Immunology.  Tourane, J.L., Traeger, J., Betuel, H., Dubernard, J.M., Revillard, J.P., and Dupuy, C. (Eds.). Philadelphia: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1994, 227-244.
  41. Mayo, G.L., Posselt, A.M., Campos, L., Deli, B.C., Barker, C.F., and Naji, A.: Intrathymic Islet Transplants and Systemic Tolerance.  In: Pancreatic Islet Transplantation Series.  Lanza, R.P. and Chick, W.L. (Eds.).  Austin, TX: R.G. Landes Co., 1994, 8: 87-97.
  42. Haskal, Z., Naji, A., Rubin, R.A., and Ring, E.J.: Portal Hypertension.  In: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Disease: The Team Approach to Management.  Pitt, H.A., Carr-Locke, D.L., & Ferrucci J.T. (Eds.). Boston: Little, Brown, & Co., 1995, 31-43.
  43. Campos, L., Posselt, A.M., Mayo, G.L., Markmann J.F., Odorico, J.S., Barker, C.F., and Naji, A.: Induction of Tolerance by Intrathymic Cellular Transplantation.  In: Transplantation Immunology. Bach (Ed.).  New York: John Wiley and Sons, 1995, 227-238.
  44. Brayman, K.L., Gincherman, Y., Levy, M., Patel, A., Carpenter, J.P., Naji, A., and Barker, C.F.: Ex Vivo Reconstruction of the Renal Artery for Aneurysm and Other Abnormalities of Renal Vascular Anatomy.  In:  Modern Management of Renovascular Hypertension and Renal Salvage. Calligaro, K., Dougherty, M., and Dean, R. (Eds.).  Philadelphia: Williams & Wilkins, 1996, 269-283.
  45. Naji, A.: Induction of Tolerance by Intrathymic Inoculation of Alloantigen.  Current Opinion in Immunology 8(5):704-709, Oct. 1996. [Review]
  46. Markmann, J.F., Naji, A., and Barker, C.F.: Acquired Central Immune Tolerance following Intrathymic Inoculation.  In: Transplantation Tolerance Induction.  Alexander, J.W. and Good, R.A. (Eds.).  Austin, TX: R.G. Landes Co., 1996, 53-64.
  47. Barker C. F., Naji A., Markmann J. F., and Brayman K.L.: Renal Transplantation. In: Textbook of Surgery: The Biological Basis of Modern Surgical Practice, 15th Edition.  Sabiston, D.C. Jr. (Ed).  Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Co., 1997, 408-429.
  48. Naji, A.:  What's New in Transplantation.  Journal of the American College of Surgeons 184(2):204-209, Feb. 1997. [Editorial]
  49. Weber, M., Deng, S., Olthoff, K., Naji, A., Barker, C. F., Shaked, A., and Brayman, K. L.: Organ Transplantation in the Twenty-First Century. Urologic Clinics of North America, 25(1):51-61 Feb. 1998. [Editorial]
  50. Desai, N.M., Markmann, J.F., Naji, A., Brayman, K.L., and Barker, C.F.: Transplantation of Isolated Pancreatic Islets. In: The Pancreas: A Clinical Textbook. Beger, H.G., Warshaw, A.L., Carr-Lock, D.L., Russell, C. Buchler, M., Neoptolemos, J., and Sarr, M.G., (Eds.). London: Blackwell Scientific Publications United Kingdom, 1998, 1477-1490.
  51. Brayman, K.L., Weber, M., Naji, A., and Barker, C.F.: Pancreas Transplantation.  In: The Pancreas: A Clinical Textbook. Beger, H.G., Warshaw, A.L., Carr-Lock, D. L., Russell, C. Buchler, M., Neoptolemos, J., and Sarr, M. G. (Eds.).  London: Blackwell Scientific Publications United Kingdom, 1998, 1491-1509.
  52. Barker C. F., Brayman K.L., Markmann J.F., Naji A., Olthoff, K.M., and Shaked, A.:  Transplantation of Abdominal Organs. Chapter 25 in: Sabiston Textbook of Surgery: The Biological Basis of Modern Surgical Practice, 16th Edition.  Townsend, C.M. Jr., Beauchamp, R.D., Evers, B. M., and Mattox, K.L. (Eds.).  Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Co., 2001, 429-470.
  53. Markmann J.F., Brayman K.L., Naji A., Olthoff, K.M., Shaked, A. and Barker C. F.:  Transplantation of Abdominal Organs. Chapter 27 in Sabiston Textbook of Surgery: The Biological Basis of Modern Surgical Practice, 17th Edition.  Townsend, C.M. Jr., Beauchamp, R.D., Evers, B. M., and Mattox, K.L. (Eds.).  Philadelphia: Elsevier Saunders, 2004, 699-758.
  54. Rickels MR, Kearns J, Markmann E, Palanjian M, Markmann JF, Naji A and Kamoun M, HLA sensitization in islet transplantation. Chapter 34 in Clinical Transplants 2006.  Cecka JM and Terasaki PI (Eds.).  Los Angeles: UCLA Immunogenetics Center, 2007, 413-420.
  55. Sollecito TP, Pinto A, Naji A., and Porter D:  Transplantation Medicine. Chapter 19 in Burket’s Oral Medicine, 11th Edition.  Greenberg MS, Glick M, and Ship JA(Eds.).  Canada: BC Decker, 2008, 461-480.
  56. Markmann J.F., Yeh H., Naji A., Olthoff, K.M., Shaked, A. and Barker C. F.:  Transplantation of Abdominal Organs. Chapter 28 in Sabiston Textbook of Surgery: The Biological Basis of Modern Surgical Practice, 18th Edition.  Townsend, C.M. Jr., Beauchamp, R.D., Evers, B. M., and Mattox, K.L. (Eds.).  Philadelphia: Elsevier Saunders, 2008, 692-736.
  57. Noorchashm H, Yeh H., and Naji A. Immunology and Transplantation. Chapter 5 in The Surgical Review: An Integrated Basic and Clinical Science Study Guide.  Porrett PM, Frederick JR, Roses RE, and Kaiser LR (Eds.).  Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2009, 47-59.
  58. Porrett PM, Kamoun M, Parsons R, Bloom R, Goral S, Reese P, Grossman R, Baluarte J, Bleicher M, Levine M, Barker C, Olthoff K, Naji A, Shaked A and Abt P. Kidney Transplantation at the University of Pennsylvania 1998-2008 in Clinical Transplants 2009.  Cecka JM and Terasaki PI (Eds.).  Los Angeles: UCLA Immunogenetics Center, 2010, 143-152.
  59. Parsons RF, Vivek K, Redfield R, Migone TS, Cancro MP, Naji A and Noorchashm H. B lymphocyte homeostasis and BLyS-directed immunotherapy in transplantation.  Transplantation Reviews 24(4), 207-21, October 2010.
 
Awards, Honors and Membership in Honorary Societies
 
2013 Paul S. Russell Visiting Professor for recognition of the contributions made in the field of Transplantation
   
2006 The Lady Barbara Colyton Prize for Autoimmune Research
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
 
2000 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Training
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
 
1997 AOA (Honorary Member)
 
1997 David Rumbough Scientific Award, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
(for outstanding achievement and sustained commitment to the field of Diabetes research)
 
1995 Honoree, The Promise Ball of Philadelphia, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
 
1994 Penn Pearls Teaching Award, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
 
1990 Mary Jane Kugel Award, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
 
1980 - 1981 National Research Service Award, NIH, Trainee
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Dr. Ali Naji

 
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