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David Lee Williams

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionRush University, Rush Medical College
DepartmentMicrobial Pathogens and Immunity
AddressChicago IL 60612
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    My Scopus ID is 55574201569.

    Research Areas:
    Schistosomiasis, redox biology, drug development.

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    1. Ziniel PD, Karumudi B, Barnard AH, Fisher EM, Thatcher GR, Podust LM, Williams DL. Correction: The Schistosoma mansoni Cytochrome P450 (CYP3050A1) Is Essential for Worm Survival and Egg Development. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2016 Feb; 10(2):e0004439. PMID: 26828364; PMCID: PMC4734659.
    2. Ziniel PD, Karumudi B, Barnard AH, Fisher EM, Thatcher GR, Podust LM, Williams DL. The Schistosoma mansoni Cytochrome P450 (CYP3050A1) Is Essential for Worm Survival and Egg Development. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2015 Dec; 9(12):e0004279. PMID: 26713732; PMCID: PMC4694641.
    3. Li T, Ziniel PD, He PQ, Kommer VP, Crowther GJ, He M, Liu Q, Van Voorhis WC, Williams DL, Wang MW. High-throughput screening against thioredoxin glutathione reductase identifies novel inhibitors with potential therapeutic value for schistosomiasis. Infect Dis Poverty. 2015 Aug 31; 4:40. PMID: 26341081; PMCID: PMC4560900.
    4. Johann L, Belorgey D, Huang HH, Day L, Chessé M, Becker K, Williams DL, Davioud-Charvet E. Synthesis and evaluation of 1,4-naphthoquinone ether derivatives as SmTGR inhibitors and new anti-schistosomal drugs. FEBS J. 2015 Aug; 282(16):3199-217. PMID: 26111549; PMCID: PMC4804716.
    5. Bielitza M, Belorgey D, Ehrhardt K, Johann L, Lanfranchi DA, Gallo V, Schwarzer E, Mohring F, Jortzik E, Williams DL, Becker K, Arese P, Elhabiri M, Davioud-Charvet E. Antimalarial NADPH-Consuming Redox-Cyclers As Superior Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase Deficiency Copycats. Antioxid Redox Signal. 2015 May 20; 22(15):1337-51. PMID: 25714942; PMCID: PMC4410756.
    6. Guglielmo S, Cortese D, Vottero F, Rolando B, Kommer VP, Williams DL, Fruttero R, Gasco A. New praziquantel derivatives containing NO-donor furoxans and related furazans as active agents against Schistosoma mansoni. Eur J Med Chem. 2014 Sep 12; 84:135-45. PMID: 25016371; PMCID: PMC4160910.
    7. Wang YT, Piyankarage SC, Williams DL, Thatcher GR. Proteomic profiling of nitrosative stress: protein S-oxidation accompanies S-nitrosylation. ACS Chem Biol. 2014 Mar 21; 9(3):821-30. PMID: 24397869; PMCID: PMC3985710.
    8. Ziniel PD, Desai J, Cass CL, Gatto C, Oldfield E, Williams DL. Characterization of potential drug targets farnesyl diphosphate synthase and geranylgeranyl diphosphate synthase in Schistosoma mansoni. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2013 Dec; 57(12):5969-76. PMID: 24041901; PMCID: PMC3837879.
    9. Rigouin C, Vermeire JJ, Nylin E, Williams DL. Characterization of the phytochelatin synthase from the human parasitic nematode Ancylostoma ceylanicum. Mol Biochem Parasitol. 2013 Sep; 191(1):1-6. PMID: 23916800; PMCID: PMC3823645.
    10. Nguyen JB, Pool CD, Wong CY, Treger RS, Williams DL, Cappello M, Lea WA, Simeonov A, Vermeire JJ, Modis Y. Peroxiredoxin-1 from the human hookworm Ancylostoma ceylanicum forms a stable oxidized decamer and is covalently inhibited by conoidin A. Chem Biol. 2013 Aug 22; 20(8):991-1001. PMID: 23891152; PMCID: PMC3755041.
    11. Rigouin C, Nylin E, Cogswell AA, Schaumlöffel D, Dobritzsch D, Williams DL. Towards an understanding of the function of the phytochelatin synthase of Schistosoma mansoni. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2013; 7(1):e2037. PMID: 23383357; PMCID: PMC3561135.
    12. Mott BT, Cheng KC, Guha R, Kommer VP, Williams DL, Vermeire JJ, Cappello M, Maloney DJ, Rai G, Jadhav A, Simeonov A, Inglese J, Posner GH, Thomas CJ. A furoxan-amodiaquine hybrid as a potential therapeutic for three parasitic diseases(). Medchemcomm. 2012 Dec; 3(12):1505-1511. PMID: 23205265.
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    13. Cogswell AA, Kommer VP, Williams DL. Transcriptional analysis of a unique set of genes involved in Schistosoma mansoni female reproductive biology. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2012; 6(11):e1907. PMID: 23166854; PMCID: PMC3499410.
    14. Williams DL, Bonilla M, Gladyshev VN, Salinas G. Thioredoxin glutathione reductase-dependent redox networks in platyhelminth parasites. Antioxid Redox Signal. 2013 Sep 01; 19(7):735-45. PMID: 22909029; PMCID: PMC3739949.
    15. Lanfranchi DA, Cesar-Rodo E, Bertrand B, Huang HH, Day L, Johann L, Elhabiri M, Becker K, Williams DL, Davioud-Charvet E. Synthesis and biological evaluation of 1,4-naphthoquinones and quinoline-5,8-diones as antimalarial and schistosomicidal agents. Org Biomol Chem. 2012 Aug 21; 10(31):6375-87. PMID: 22777178; PMCID: PMC3423093.
    16. Skinner DE, Rinaldi G, Suttiprapa S, Mann VH, Smircich P, Cogswell AA, Williams DL, Brindley PJ. Vasa-Like DEAD-Box RNA Helicases of Schistosoma mansoni. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2012; 6(6):e1686. PMID: 22720105; PMCID: PMC3373655.
    17. Huang HH, Rigouin C, Williams DL. The redox biology of schistosome parasites and applications for drug development. Curr Pharm Des. 2012; 18(24):3595-611. PMID: 22607149; PMCID: PMC3638776.
    18. Saccoccia F, Angelucci F, Boumis G, Brunori M, Miele AE, Williams DL, Bellelli A. On the mechanism and rate of gold incorporation into thiol-dependent flavoreductases. J Inorg Biochem. 2012 Mar; 108:105-11. PMID: 22166353; PMCID: PMC3396563.
    19. Prast-Nielsen S, Huang HH, Williams DL. Thioredoxin glutathione reductase: its role in redox biology and potential as a target for drugs against neglected diseases. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2011 Dec; 1810(12):1262-71. PMID: 21782895; PMCID: PMC3210934.
    20. Huang HH, Day L, Cass CL, Ballou DP, Williams CH, Williams DL. Investigations of the catalytic mechanism of thioredoxin glutathione reductase from Schistosoma mansoni. Biochemistry. 2011 Jul 05; 50(26):5870-82. PMID: 21630672; PMCID: PMC3658134.
    21. Ray D, Williams DL. Characterization of the phytochelatin synthase of Schistosoma mansoni. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2011 May; 5(5):e1168. PMID: 21629724; PMCID: PMC3101182.
    22. Cogswell AA, Collins JJ, Newmark PA, Williams DL. Whole mount in situ hybridization methodology for Schistosoma mansoni. Mol Biochem Parasitol. 2011 Jul-Aug; 178(1-2):46-50. PMID: 21397637; PMCID: PMC3102561.
    23. Collins JJ, King RS, Cogswell A, Williams DL, Newmark PA. An atlas for Schistosoma mansoni organs and life-cycle stages using cell type-specific markers and confocal microscopy. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2011 Mar 08; 5(3):e1009. PMID: 21408085; PMCID: PMC3050934.
    24. Oke TT, Moskovitz J, Williams DL. Characterization of the methionine sulfoxide reductases of Schistosoma mansoni. J Parasitol. 2009 Dec; 95(6):1421-8. PMID: 19604033; PMCID: PMC3638790.
    25. Rai G, Sayed AA, Lea WA, Luecke HF, Chakrapani H, Prast-Nielsen S, Jadhav A, Leister W, Shen M, Inglese J, Austin CP, Keefer L, Arnér ES, Simeonov A, Maloney DJ, Williams DL, Thomas CJ. Structure mechanism insights and the role of nitric oxide donation guide the development of oxadiazole-2-oxides as therapeutic agents against schistosomiasis. J Med Chem. 2009 Oct 22; 52(20):6474-83. PMID: 19761212; PMCID: PMC2772170.
    26. Angelucci F, Sayed AA, Williams DL, Boumis G, Brunori M, Dimastrogiovanni D, Miele AE, Pauly F, Bellelli A. Inhibition of Schistosoma mansoni thioredoxin-glutathione reductase by auranofin: structural and kinetic aspects. J Biol Chem. 2009 Oct 16; 284(42):28977-85. PMID: 19710012; PMCID: PMC2781444.
    27. Berriman M, Haas BJ, LoVerde PT, Wilson RA, Dillon GP, Cerqueira GC, Mashiyama ST, Al-Lazikani B, Andrade LF, Ashton PD, Aslett MA, Bartholomeu DC, Blandin G, Caffrey CR, Coghlan A, Coulson R, Day TA, Delcher A, DeMarco R, Djikeng A, Eyre T, Gamble JA, Ghedin E, Gu Y, Hertz-Fowler C, Hirai H, Hirai Y, Houston R, Ivens A, Johnston DA, Lacerda D, Macedo CD, McVeigh P, Ning Z, Oliveira G, Overington JP, Parkhill J, Pertea M, Pierce RJ, Protasio AV, Quail MA, Rajandream MA, Rogers J, Sajid M, Salzberg SL, Stanke M, Tivey AR, White O, Williams DL, Wortman J, Wu W, Zamanian M, Zerlotini A, Fraser-Liggett CM, Barrell BG, El-Sayed NM. The genome of the blood fluke Schistosoma mansoni. Nature. 2009 Jul 16; 460(7253):352-8. PMID: 19606141; PMCID: PMC2756445.
    28. Knight M, Raghavan N, Goodall C, Cousin C, Ittiprasert W, Sayed A, Miller A, Williams DL, Bayne CJ. Biomphalaria glabrata peroxiredoxin: effect of schistosoma mansoni infection on differential gene regulation. Mol Biochem Parasitol. 2009 Sep; 167(1):20-31. PMID: 19439374; PMCID: PMC2705950.
    29. Donnelly S, Stack CM, O'Neill SM, Sayed AA, Williams DL, Dalton JP. Helminth 2-Cys peroxiredoxin drives Th2 responses through a mechanism involving alternatively activated macrophages. FASEB J. 2008 Nov; 22(11):4022-32. PMID: 18708590; PMCID: PMC3980656.
    30. Lea WA, Jadhav A, Rai G, Sayed AA, Cass CL, Inglese J, Williams DL, Austin CP, Simeonov A. A 1,536-well-based kinetic HTS assay for inhibitors of Schistosoma mansoni thioredoxin glutathione reductase. Assay Drug Dev Technol. 2008 Aug; 6(4):551-5. PMID: 18665782; PMCID: PMC2669305.
    31. Sayed AA, Simeonov A, Thomas CJ, Inglese J, Austin CP, Williams DL. Identification of oxadiazoles as new drug leads for the control of schistosomiasis. Nat Med. 2008 Apr; 14(4):407-12. PMID: 18345010; PMCID: PMC2700043.
    32. Simeonov A, Jadhav A, Sayed AA, Wang Y, Nelson ME, Thomas CJ, Inglese J, Williams DL, Austin CP. Quantitative high-throughput screen identifies inhibitors of the Schistosoma mansoni redox cascade. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2008 Jan 02; 2(1):e127. PMID: 18235848; PMCID: PMC2217675.
    33. Cass CL, Johnson JR, Califf LL, Xu T, Hernandez HJ, Stadecker MJ, Yates JR, Williams DL. Proteomic analysis of Schistosoma mansoni egg secretions. Mol Biochem Parasitol. 2007 Oct; 155(2):84-93. PMID: 17644200; PMCID: PMC2077830.
    34. Kuntz AN, Davioud-Charvet E, Sayed AA, Califf LL, Dessolin J, Arnér ES, Williams DL. Thioredoxin glutathione reductase from Schistosoma mansoni: an essential parasite enzyme and a key drug target. PLoS Med. 2007 Jun; 4(6):e206. PMID: 17579510; PMCID: PMC1892040.
    35. Williams DL, Sayed AA, Bernier J, Birkeland SR, Cipriano MJ, Papa AR, McArthur AG, Taft A, Vermeire JJ, Yoshino TP. Profiling Schistosoma mansoni development using serial analysis of gene expression (SAGE). Exp Parasitol. 2007 Nov; 117(3):246-58. PMID: 17577588; PMCID: PMC2121609.
    36. Williams DL, Sayed AA, Ray D, McArthur AG. Schistosoma mansoni albumin, a major defense against oxidative damage, was acquired by lateral gene transfer from a mammalian host. Mol Biochem Parasitol. 2006 Dec; 150(2):359-63. PMID: 16934344.
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    37. Williams DL, Asahi H, Oke TT, Lopes da Rosa J, Stadecker MJ. Murine immune responses to a novel schistosome egg antigen, SmEP25. Int J Parasitol. 2005 Jul; 35(8):875-82. PMID: 15970293.
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    38. van Bennekum A, Werder M, Thuahnai ST, Han CH, Duong P, Williams DL, Wettstein P, Schulthess G, Phillips MC, Hauser H. Class B scavenger receptor-mediated intestinal absorption of dietary beta-carotene and cholesterol. Biochemistry. 2005 Mar 22; 44(11):4517-25. PMID: 15766282.
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    39. Zhao Y, Thorngate FE, Weisgraber KH, Williams DL, Parks JS. Apolipoprotein E is the major physiological activator of lecithin-cholesterol acyltransferase (LCAT) on apolipoprotein B lipoproteins. Biochemistry. 2005 Jan 25; 44(3):1013-25. PMID: 15654758.
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    40. Sayed AA, Williams DL. Biochemical characterization of 2-Cys peroxiredoxins from Schistosoma mansoni. J Biol Chem. 2004 Jun 18; 279(25):26159-66. PMID: 15075328.
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    41. Vermeire JJ, Osman A, LoVerde PT, Williams DL. Characterisation of a Rho homologue of Schistosoma mansoni. Int J Parasitol. 2003 Jul; 33(7):721-31. PMID: 12814652.
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    42. Copeland CS, Brindley PJ, Heyers O, Michael SF, Johnston DA, Williams DL, Ivens AC, Kalinna BH. Boudicca, a retrovirus-like long terminal repeat retrotransposon from the genome of the human blood fluke Schistosoma mansoni. J Virol. 2003 Jun; 77(11):6153-66. PMID: 12743272; PMCID: PMC154989.
    43. Foulk BW, Pappas G, Hirai Y, Hirai H, Williams DL. Adenylosuccinate lyase of Schistosoma mansoni: gene structure, mRNA expression, and analysis of the predicted peptide structure of a potential chemotherapeutic target. Int J Parasitol. 2002 Nov; 32(12):1487-95. PMID: 12392914.
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    44. Frank PG, Marcel YL, Connelly MA, Lublin DM, Franklin V, Williams DL, Lisanti MP. Stabilization of caveolin-1 by cellular cholesterol and scavenger receptor class B type I. Biochemistry. 2002 Oct 01; 41(39):11931-40. PMID: 12269838.
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    45. Alger HM, Sayed AA, Stadecker MJ, Williams DL. Molecular and enzymatic characterisation of Schistosoma mansoni thioredoxin. Int J Parasitol. 2002 Sep; 32(10):1285-92. PMID: 12204228.
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    46. Alger HM, Williams DL. The disulfide redox system of Schistosoma mansoni and the importance of a multifunctional enzyme, thioredoxin glutathione reductase. Mol Biochem Parasitol. 2002 Apr 30; 121(1):129-39. PMID: 11985869.
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