The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny...'

- Issac Asimov -

Thada S, Burkert S, Sivangala S, Hussain A, Sur S, Dittrich N, Conrad ML, Slevogt H, Gaddam SL, and Schumann RR. A frequent SNP within cyclic GMP-AMP synthase (cGAS) protects from TB in BCG-negative individuals and from extapulmonary and relapse TB in an Indian cohort. Genes and Immunity.  2019 (in press).

 

Ugolini M, Gerhard J, Burkert S, Jensen KJ, Georg P, Ebner F, Volkers SM, Thada S, Dietert K, Bauer L, Schäfer A, Helbig ET, Opitz B, Kurth F, Sur S, Dittrich N, Gaddam S, Conrad ML, Benn CS, Blohm U, Gruber AD, Hutloff A, Hartmann S, Boekschoten MV, Müller M, Jungersen G, Schumann RR, Suttorp N, Sander LE. Recognition of microbial viability via TLR8 drives TFH cell differentiation and vaccine responses. Nat Immunol. 2018 Apr;19(4):386-396.

 

Blois SM, Freitag N, Tirado-González I, Nevers T, Conrad ML, Rose M, Barrientos B, Sharma S. NK cell-derived IL-10 is critical for DC-NK cell dialogue at the maternal-fetal interface. Sci Rep. 2017 May 19;7(1):2189.

 

Nolte S, Osborne RH, Dwinger S, Elsworth GR, Conrad ML, Rose M, Härter M, Dirmaier J, Zill JM. German translation, cultural adaptation, and validation of the Health Literacy Questionnaire (HLQ). PLoS One. 2017 Feb 24;12(2).

 

Berrocal-Almanza LC, Goyal S, Hussain A, Klassert TE, Driesch D, Grozdanovic Z, Sumanlatha G, Ahmed N, Valluri V, Conrad ML, Dittrich N, Schumann RR, Lala B, Slevogt H. S100A12 is up-regulated in pulmonary tuberculosis and predicts the extent of alveolar infiltration on chest radiography: an observational study. Sci Rep. 2016 Aug 19;6:31798.

 

Schnabel A, Blois SM, Meint P, Freitag N, Ernst W, Barrientos G, Conrad ML, Rose M, Seelbach-Göbel B. Elevated systemic galectin-1 levels characterize HELLP syndrome. J Reprod Immunol. 2016 Apr;114:38-43.

 

Conrad ML, Freitag N, Diessler ME, Hernandez R, Barrientos G, Rose M, Casas LA, Barbeito CG, Blois SM. Differential Spatiotemporal Patterns of Galectin Expression are a Hallmark of Endotheliochorial Placentation. Am J Reprod Immunol. 2016 Mar;75(3):317-25.

 

Dittrich N, Berrocal-Almanza LC, Thada S, Goyal S, Slevogt H, Sumanlatha G, Hussain A, Sur S, Burkert S, Oh DY, Valluri V, Schumann RR, Conrad ML. Toll-like receptor 1 variations influence susceptibility and immune response to Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Tuberculosis (Edinb). 2015 May;95(3):328-35.

Blois SM, Conrad ML, Freitag N, Barrientos G. Galectins in angiogenesis: consequences for gestation. J Reprod Immunol. 2015 Apr;108:33-41. Review.

 

Freitag N, Zwier MV, Barrientos G, Tirado-González I, Conrad ML, Rose M, Scherjon SA, Plösch T, Blois SM. Influence of relative NK-DC abundance on placentation and its relation to epigenetic programming in the offspring. Cell Death Dis 2014; Aug 28;5.

 

Geiser M, Wigge C, Conrad ML, Eigeldinger-Berthou S, Künzi L, Garn H, Renz H and Mall MA. Nanoparticle uptake by airway phagocytes after fungal spore challenge in murine allergic asthma and chronic bronchitis. BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2014; 14:116.

 

Blois SM, Gueuvoghlanian-Silva BY, Tirado-Gonzalez I, Torloni MR, Freitag N, Mattar R, Conrad ML, Unverdorben L, Barrientos G, Knabl J, Toldi G, Molvarec A, Rose M, Markert UR, Jeschke U, Daher S. Getting too sweet: galectin-1 dysregulation in gestational diabetes mellitus. Mol Hum Reprod 2014; Jul 20(7):644-9.

 

Alrifai M, Marsh LM, Dicke T, Kilic A, Conrad ML, Renz H, Garn H. Compartmental and temporal dynamics of chronic inflammation and airway remodelling in a chronic asthma mouse model. PLoS One 2014; Jan 21;9(1).

 

Horn T, Ivanov I, Di Venere A, Kakularam KR, Reddanna P, Conrad ML, Richter C, Scheerer P, Kuhn H. Molecular basis for the catalytic inactivity of a naturally occurring near-null variant of human ALOX15. Biochim Biophys Acta 2013; 1831: 1702-1713.

 

Harb H, van Tol EA, Heine H, Braaksma M, Gross G, Overkamp K, Hennen M, Alrifai M, Conrad ML, Renz H, Garn H. Neonatal supplementation of processed supernatant from Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG improves allergic airway inflammation in mice later in life. Clin Exp Allergy 2013; 43: 353-364.

 

Sonar SS, Ehmke M, Marsh LM, Dietze J, Dudda JC, Conrad ML, Renz H, Nockher WA. Clara cells drive eosinophil accumulation in allergic asthma. Eur Respir J 2012; 39: 429-438.

 

Renz H, Conrad M, Brand S, Teich R, Garn H, Pfefferle PI. Allergic diseases, gene-environment interactions. Allergy 2011; 66 Suppl 95: 10-12. Review.

Conrad ML, Renz H, Blaser K. Immunological approaches for tolerance induction in allergy. Curr Top Microbiol Immunol 2011; 352: 1-26.

 

Sonar SS, Hsu YM, Conrad ML, Majeau GR, Kilic A, Garber E, Gao Y, Nwankwo C, Willer G, Dudda JC, Kim H, Bailly V, Pagenstecher A, Rennert PD, Renz H. Antagonism of TIM-1 blocks the development of disease in a humanized mouse model of allergic asthma. J Clin Invest 2010; 120: 2767-2781.

 

Sonar SS, Schwinge D, Kilic A, Yildirim AO, Conrad ML, Seidler K, Muller B, Renz H, Nockher WA. Nerve growth factor enhances Clara cell proliferation after lung injury. Eur Respir J 2010; 36: 105-115.

 

Conrad ML, Ferstl R, Teich R, Brand S, Blumer N, Yildirim AO, Patrascan CC, Hanuszkiewicz A, Akira S, Wagner H, Holst O, von Mutius E, Pfefferle PI, Kirschning CJ, Garn H, Renz H. Maternal TLR signaling is required for prenatal asthma protection by the nonpathogenic microbe Acinetobacter lwoffii F78. J Exp Med 2009; 206: 2869-2877.

Conrad ML, Yildirim AO, Sonar SS, Kilic A, Sudowe S, Lunow M, Teich R, Renz H, Garn H. Comparison of adjuvant and adjuvant-free murine experimental asthma models. Clin Exp Allergy 2009; 39: 1246-1254.

 

Yazawa R, Cooper GA, Hunt P, Beetz-Sargent M, Robb A, Conrad M, McKinnel L, So S, Jantzen S, Phillips RB, Davidson WS, Koop BF. Striking antigen recognition diversity in the Atlantic salmon T-cell receptor alpha/delta locus. Dev Comp Immunol 2008; 32: 204-212.

 

Conrad ML, Davis WC, Koop BF. TCR and CD3 antibody cross-reactivity in 44 species. Cytometry A 2007; 71: 925-933.

 

Conrad ML, Mawer MA, Lefranc MP, McKinnell L, Whitehead J, Davis SK, Pettman R, Koop BF. The genomic sequence of the bovine T cell receptor gamma TRG loci and localization of the TRGC5 cassette. Vet Immunol Immunopathol 2007; 115: 346-356.

 

Conrad ML, Pettman R, Whitehead J, McKinnel L, Davis SK, Koop BF. Genomic sequencing of the bovine T cell receptor beta locus. Vet Immunol Immunopathol 2002; 87: 439-441.