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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. Silvestri I, Lyu H, Fata F, Boumis G, Miele AE, Ardini M, Ippoliti R, Bellelli A, Jadhav A, Lea WA, Simeonov A, Cheng Q, Arnér ESJ, Thatcher GRJ, Petukhov PA, Williams DL, Angelucci F. Fragment-Based Discovery of a Regulatory Site in Thioredoxin Glutathione Reductase Acting as "Doorstop" for NADPH Entry. ACS Chem Biol. 2018 08 17; 13(8):2190-2202. PMID: 29800515.
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    2. Viriyakosol S, Walls L, Okamoto S, Raz E, Williams DL, Fierer J. Myeloid differentiation factor 88 (MyD88) and IL-1R1 signaling contribute to resistance to Coccidioides immitis. Infect Immun. 2018 Apr 02. PMID: 29610256.
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    3. 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.
    4. 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.
    5. 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.
    6. 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.
    7. Bulman CA, Bidlow CM, Lustigman S, Cho-Ngwa F, Williams D, Rascón AA, Tricoche N, Samje M, Bell A, Suzuki B, Lim KC, Supakorndej N, Supakorndej P, Wolfe AR, Knudsen GM, Chen S, Wilson C, Ang KH, Arkin M, Gut J, Franklin C, Marcellino C, McKerrow JH, Debnath A, Sakanari JA. Repurposing auranofin as a lead candidate for treatment of lymphatic filariasis and onchocerciasis. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2015 Feb; 9(2):e0003534. PMID: 25700363.
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    8. 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.
    9. 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.
    10. 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.
    11. 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.
    12. 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.
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    13. 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.
    14. 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.
    15. 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.
    16. 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.
    17. 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.
    18. Treger RS, Cook AG, Rai G, Maloney DJ, Simeonov A, Jadhav A, Thomas CJ, Williams DL, Cappello M, Vermeire JJ. Oxadiazole 2-oxides are toxic to the human hookworm, Ancylostoma ceylanicum, however glutathione reductase is not the primary target. Int J Parasitol Drugs Drug Resist. 2012 Dec 01; 2:171-177. PMID: 22844653.
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    19. Saccoccia F, Di Micco P, Boumis G, Brunori M, Koutris I, Miele AE, Morea V, Sriratana P, Williams DL, Bellelli A, Angelucci F. Moonlighting by different stressors: crystal structure of the chaperone species of a 2-Cys peroxiredoxin. Structure. 2012 Mar 07; 20(3):429-39. PMID: 22405002.
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    20. 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.
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    21. 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.
    22. 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.
    23. 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.
    24. 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.
    25. 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.
    26. 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.
    27. 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.
    28. 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.
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    29. 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.
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    30. 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.
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    31. 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.
    32. 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.
    33. 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.
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    34. 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.
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    35. Shah VB, Huang Y, Keshwara R, Ozment-Skelton T, Williams DL, Keshvara L. Beta-glucan activates microglia without inducing cytokine production in Dectin-1-dependent manner. J Immunol. 2008 Mar 01; 180(5):2777-85. PMID: 18292498.
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    36. 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.
    37. 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.
    38. Hua F, Ha T, Ma J, Li Y, Kelley J, Gao X, Browder IW, Kao RL, Williams DL, Li C. Protection against myocardial ischemia/reperfusion injury in TLR4-deficient mice is mediated through a phosphoinositide 3-kinase-dependent mechanism. J Immunol. 2007 Jun 01; 178(11):7317-24. PMID: 17513782.
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    39. 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.
    40. 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.
    41. Williams DL. Oxidation, antioxidants and cataract formation: a literature review. Vet Ophthalmol. 2006 Sep-Oct; 9(5):292-8. PMID: 16939456.
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    42. 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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    43. Sayed AA, Cook SK, Williams DL. Redox balance mechanisms in Schistosoma mansoni rely on peroxiredoxins and albumin and implicate peroxiredoxins as novel drug targets. J Biol Chem. 2006 Jun 23; 281(25):17001-10. PMID: 16606626.
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    44. 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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    45. 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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    46. Marshall AS, Willment JA, Lin HH, Williams DL, Gordon S, Brown GD. Identification and characterization of a novel human myeloid inhibitory C-type lectin-like receptor (MICL) that is predominantly expressed on granulocytes and monocytes. J Biol Chem. 2004 Apr 09; 279(15):14792-802. PMID: 14739280.
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    47. 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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    48. 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.
    49. Béniguel L, Diallo TO, Remoué F, Williams DL, Cognasse F, Charrier-Mze N, N'Diaye AA, Perraut R, Capron M, Riveau G, Garraud O. Differential production in vitro of antigen specific IgG1, IgG3 and IgA: a study in Schistosoma haematobium infected individuals. Parasite Immunol. 2003 Jan; 25(1):39-44. PMID: 12753436.
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    50. 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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    51. 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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    52. 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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    53. Williams DL, Asahi H, Botkin DJ, Stadecker MJ. Schistosome infection stimulates host CD4(+) T helper cell and B-cell responses against a novel egg antigen, thioredoxin peroxidase. Infect Immun. 2001 Feb; 69(2):1134-41. PMID: 11160011; PMCID: PMC97995.
    54. Kwatia MA, Botkin DJ, Williams DL. Molecular and enzymatic characterization of Schistosoma mansoni thioredoxin peroxidase. J Parasitol. 2000 Oct; 86(5):908-15. PMID: 11128509.
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    55. Le Paslier MC, Pierce RJ, Merlin F, Hirai H, Wu W, Williams DL, Johnston D, LoVerde PT, Le Paslier D. Construction and characterization of a Schistosoma mansoni bacterial artificial chromosome library. Genomics. 2000 Apr 15; 65(2):87-94. PMID: 10783255.
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