Jessie Barra

Jessie Barra,

Postdoc Associate

Department: MD-PHARMACOLOGY / THERAPEUTICS
Business Phone: (352) 294-5349
Business Email: jessiebarra@ufl.edu

Research Profile

Mentor: Holger Russ, PhD

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0002-6456-9293

Publications

2023
Localized cytotoxic T cell–associated antigen 4 and antioxidant islet encapsulation alters macrophage signaling and induces regulatory and anergic T cells to enhance allograft survival
American Journal of Transplantation. 23(4):498-511 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ajt.2023.01.007. [PMID] 36731781.
2023
MDA5-dependent responses contribute to autoimmune diabetes progression and hindrance
JCI Insight. 8(2) [DOI] 10.1172/jci.insight.157929. [PMID] 36512407.
2022
Cathepsin D Drives the Formation of Hybrid Insulin Peptides Relevant to the Pathogenesis of Type 1 Diabetes
Diabetes. 71(12):2793-2803 [DOI] 10.2337/db22-0303. [PMID] 36041196.
2022
Islet transplantation into brown adipose tissue can delay immune rejection
JCI Insight. 7(4) [DOI] 10.1172/jci.insight.152800. [PMID] 35015736.
2022
Stem-Cell-Derived β-Like Cells with a Functional PTPN2 Knockout Display Increased Immunogenicity
Cells. 11(23) [DOI] 10.3390/cells11233845. [PMID] 36497105.
2021
Xenotransplantation of tannic acid‐encapsulated neonatal porcine islets decreases proinflammatory innate immune responses
Xenotransplantation. 28(6) [DOI] 10.1111/xen.12706.
2020
Localized Immunosuppression With Tannic Acid Encapsulation Delays Islet Allograft and Autoimmune-Mediated Rejection.
Diabetes. 69(9):1948-1960 [DOI] 10.2337/db20-0248. [PMID] 32586979.
2018
Redox-Dependent Inflammation in Islet Transplantation Rejection.
Frontiers in endocrinology. 9 [DOI] 10.3389/fendo.2018.00175. [PMID] 29740396.
2017
Islet encapsulation with polyphenol coatings decreases pro-inflammatory chemokine synthesis and T cell trafficking.
Biomaterials. 128:19-32 [DOI] 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2017.03.002. [PMID] 28285194.

Grants

Mar 2024 ACTIVE
Orthogonal engineering to suppress autoreactive T cell activation in T1D cell therapy
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: JDRF

Contact Details

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1200 NEWELL DR
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