Last Name

Costica Aloman

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionRush University, Rush Medical College
DepartmentInternal Medicine, Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition
AddressChicago IL 60612
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    1. Magdaleno F, Ge X, Fey H, Lu Y, Gaskell H, Blajszczak CC, Aloman C, Fiel MI, Nieto N. Osteopontin deletion drives hematopoietic stem cell mobilization to the liver and increases hepatic iron contributing to alcoholic liver disease. Hepatol Commun. 2018 01; 2(1):84-98. PMID: 29404515.
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    2. Voigt RM, Forsyth CB, Shaikh M, Zhang L, Raeisi S, Aloman C, Preite NZ, Donohue TM, Fogg L, Keshavarzian A. Diurnal variations in intestinal barrier integrity and liver pathology in mice: implications for alcohol binge. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 2018 01 01; 314(1):G131-G141. PMID: 29074484.
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    3. Malhotra P, Aloman C, Ankireddy A, Khadra H, Ooka K, Gill RK, Saksena S, Dudeja PK, Alrefai WA. Overactivation of intestinal sterol response element-binding protein 2 promotes diet-induced nonalcoholic steatohepatitis. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 2017 Nov 01; 313(5):G376-G385. PMID: 28774869.
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    4. Sclair SN, Fiel MI, Wu HS, Doucette J, Aloman C, Schiano TD. Increased hepatic progenitor cell response and ductular reaction in patients with severe recurrent HCV post-liver transplantation. Clin Transplant. 2016 06; 30(6):722-30. PMID: 27027987.
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    5. Jiao J, Ooka K, Fey H, Fiel MI, Rahmman AH, Kojima K, Hoshida Y, Chen X, de Paula T, Vetter D, Sastre D, Lee KH, Lee Y, Bansal M, Friedman SL, Merad M, Aloman C. Interleukin-15 receptor a on hepatic stellate cells regulates hepatic fibrogenesis in mice. J Hepatol. 2016 08; 65(2):344-353. PMID: 27154062.
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    6. Stanca CM, Aloman C, Fiel MI, Raja K, Uskudar O, Florman S, Schiano TD. The dynamic and clinical significance of autoantibodies and immunoglobulins in liver transplant recipients. Clin Transplant. 2016 Mar; 30(3):241-6. PMID: 26700965.
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    7. Kocabayoglu P, Lade A, Lee YA, Dragomir AC, Sun X, Fiel MI, Thung S, Aloman C, Soriano P, Hoshida Y, Friedman SL. ß-PDGF receptor expressed by hepatic stellate cells regulates fibrosis in murine liver injury, but not carcinogenesis. J Hepatol. 2015 Jul; 63(1):141-7. PMID: 25678385.
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    8. Saiman Y, Jiao J, Fiel MI, Friedman SL, Aloman C, Bansal MB. Inhibition of the CXCL12/CXCR4 chemokine axis with AMD3100, a CXCR4 small molecule inhibitor, worsens murine hepatic injury. Hepatol Res. 2015 Jul; 45(7):794-803. PMID: 25163538; PMCID: PMC4344928.
    9. Jiao J, Dragomir AC, Kocabayoglu P, Rahman AH, Chow A, Hashimoto D, Leboeuf M, Kraus T, Moran T, Carrasco-Avino G, Friedman SL, Merad M, Aloman C. Central role of conventional dendritic cells in regulation of bone marrow release and survival of neutrophils. J Immunol. 2014 Apr 01; 192(7):3374-82. PMID: 24591364; PMCID: PMC4144807.
    10. Pradere JP, Kluwe J, De Minicis S, Jiao JJ, Gwak GY, Dapito DH, Jang MK, Guenther ND, Mederacke I, Friedman R, Dragomir AC, Aloman C, Schwabe RF. Hepatic macrophages but not dendritic cells contribute to liver fibrosis by promoting the survival of activated hepatic stellate cells in mice. Hepatology. 2013 Oct; 58(4):1461-73. PMID: 23553591; PMCID: PMC3848418.
    11. Bonito AJ, Aloman C, Fiel MI, Danzl NM, Cha S, Weinstein EG, Jeong S, Choi Y, Walsh MC, Alexandropoulos K. Medullary thymic epithelial cell depletion leads to autoimmune hepatitis. J Clin Invest. 2013 Aug; 123(8):3510-24. PMID: 23867620; PMCID: PMC3726151.
    12. Rahman AH, Aloman C. Dendritic cells and liver fibrosis. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2013 Jul; 1832(7):998-1004. PMID: 23313573; PMCID: PMC3641166.
    13. Puche JE, Lee YA, Jiao J, Aloman C, Fiel MI, Muñoz U, Kraus T, Lee T, Yee HF, Friedman SL. A novel murine model to deplete hepatic stellate cells uncovers their role in amplifying liver damage in mice. Hepatology. 2013 Jan; 57(1):339-50. PMID: 22961591; PMCID: PMC3522764.
    14. Greter M, Helft J, Chow A, Hashimoto D, Mortha A, Agudo-Cantero J, Bogunovic M, Gautier EL, Miller J, Leboeuf M, Lu G, Aloman C, Brown BD, Pollard JW, Xiong H, Randolph GJ, Chipuk JE, Frenette PS, Merad M. GM-CSF controls nonlymphoid tissue dendritic cell homeostasis but is dispensable for the differentiation of inflammatory dendritic cells. Immunity. 2012 Jun 29; 36(6):1031-46. PMID: 22749353; PMCID: PMC3498051.
    15. Jiao J, Sastre D, Fiel MI, Lee UE, Ghiassi-Nejad Z, Ginhoux F, Vivier E, Friedman SL, Merad M, Aloman C. Dendritic cell regulation of carbon tetrachloride-induced murine liver fibrosis regression. Hepatology. 2012 Jan; 55(1):244-55. PMID: 21898476; PMCID: PMC3245345.
    16. Aloman C, Friedman SL, Merad M. Dendritic cells in alcoholic liver injury and fibrosis. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2011 May; 35(5):776-81. PMID: 21284665.
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    17. Satapathy SK, Isabel Fiel M, Del Rio Martin J, Aloman C, Schiano TD. Hemophagocytic syndrome occurring in an adult liver transplant recipient having Still's disease. Hepatol Int. 2010 Oct 24; 5(1):597-602. PMID: 21442058; PMCID: PMC3033999.
    18. Aloman C, Tacke F. Dendritic cells in liver fibrosis: conductor of the inflammatory orchestra? Hepatology. 2010 Mar; 51(3):1070-2. PMID: 20198704.
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    19. Jiao J, Friedman SL, Aloman C. Hepatic fibrosis. Curr Opin Gastroenterol. 2009 May; 25(3):223-9. PMID: 19396960; PMCID: PMC2883289.
    20. Gehring S, Gregory SH, Wintermeyer P, Aloman C, Wands JR. Generation of immune responses against hepatitis C virus by dendritic cells containing NS5 protein-coated microparticles. Clin Vaccine Immunol. 2009 Feb; 16(2):163-71. PMID: 19091993; PMCID: PMC2643538.
    21. Gehring S, Gregory SH, Wintermeyer P, San Martin M, Aloman C, Wands JR. Generation and characterization of an immunogenic dendritic cell population. J Immunol Methods. 2008 Mar 20; 332(1-2):18-30. PMID: 18258252.
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    22. Aloman C, Gehring S, Wintermeyer P, Kuzushita N, Wands JR. Chronic ethanol consumption impairs cellular immune responses against HCV NS5 protein due to dendritic cell dysfunction. Gastroenterology. 2007 Feb; 132(2):698-708. PMID: 17258730.
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    23. Szabo G, Aloman C, Polyak SJ, Weinman SA, Wands J, Zakhari S. Hepatitis C infection and alcohol use: A dangerous mix for the liver and antiviral immunity. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2006 Apr; 30(4):709-19. PMID: 16573590.
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    24. Mohr L, Yeung A, Aloman C, Wittrup D, Wands JR. Antibody-directed therapy for human hepatocellular carcinoma. Gastroenterology. 2004 Nov; 127(5 Suppl 1):S225-31. PMID: 15508088.
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    25. Wen F, Abdalla MY, Aloman C, Xiang J, Ahmad IM, Walewski J, McCormick ML, Brown KE, Branch AD, Spitz DR, Britigan BE, Schmidt WN. Increased prooxidant production and enhanced susceptibility to glutathione depletion in HepG2 cells co-expressing HCV core protein and CYP2E1. J Med Virol. 2004 Feb; 72(2):230-40. PMID: 14695664.
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    26. Aloman C, Wands JR. Resistance of HBV to adefovir dipivoxil: a case for combination antiviral therapy? Hepatology. 2003 Dec; 38(6):1584-7. PMID: 14655682.
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