Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Penn Institute for Immunology

George Scott Worthen

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Professor of Pediatrics
Department: Pediatrics

Contact information
Abramson Research Center, 416H
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
3516 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4318
Office: 215-590-5455
AB (History & Science)
Harvard College, 1973.
MD (Medicine)
Harvard Medical School, 1977.
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Selected Publications

Guo L, Feng K, Wang YC, Mei JJ, Ning RT, Zheng HW, Wang JJ, Worthen GS, Wang X, Song J, Li QH, Liu LD: Critical role of CXCL4 in the lung pathogenesis of influenza (H1N1) respiratory infection. Mucosal Immunol 10(6): 1529-1541, Nov 2017 Notes: doi: 10.1038/mi.2017.1.

Chapman DG, Mougey EB, Van der Velden JL, Lahue KG, Aliyeva M, Daphtary N, George KL, Hoffman SM, Schneider RW, Tracy RP, Worthen GS, Poynter ME, Peters SP, Lima JJ, Janssen-Heininger YM, Irvin CG : The Duffy Antigen Receptor for Chemokines (DARC) regulates asthma pathophysiology. Clin Exp Allergy 47(9): 1214-1222, Sep 2017 Notes: doi: 10.1111/cea.12949.

Laudanski K, Qing M, Oszkiel H, Zawadka M, Lapko N, Nowak Z, Worthen GS, Sullivan, K: Long-term monocyte dysfunction after sepsis in humanized mice is related to persisted activation of M-CSF and demethylation of PU.1 and it can be reversed by blocking M-CSF in vitro or by transplanting autologous stem cells in vivo. Frontiers in Immunol 8: 401, May 2017 Notes: doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2017.00401.

Gray J, Oherle K, Wood J, Worthen GS, Ouyang, W, Alenghat T, Whitsett J, Deshmukh H: Commensal Bacteria direct the development of lung immunity in the neonate. Sci Translational Med 9(376), Feb 2017.

Bdeir K, Gollomp K, Stasiak M, Mei J, Papiewska-Pajak I, Zhao G, Worthen GS, Cines DB, Poncz M, Kowalska MA: Platelet-specific chemokines contribute to the pathogenesis of acute lung injury. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol 56(2): 261-270, Feb 2017.

Paris AJ, Liu Y, Mei J, Dai N, Guo L, Spruce LA, Hudock KM, Brenner JS, Zacharias WJ, Mei HD, Slamowitz AR, Bhamidipati K, Beers MF, Seeholzer SH, Morrisey EE, Worthen GS: Neutrophils promote alveolar epithelial regeneration by enhancing type II pneumocyte proliferation in a model of acid-induced acute lung injury. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol 311(6): L1062-L1075, Dec 2016.

Avgousti DC, Hermann C, Kulej K, Pancholi NJ, Sekulic N, Petrescu J, Molden RC, Blumenthal D, Paris AJ, Reyes ED, Ostapchuk P, Hearing P, Seeholzer SH, Worthen GS, Black BE, Garcia BA, Weitzman MD: A core viral protein binds host nucleosomes to sequester immune danger signals. Nature 535(7610): 173-177, Jul 2016.

Laudanski K, Qing M, Oszkiel H, Zawadka M, Lapko N, Nowak Z, Worthen GS: Ketamine affects in vitro differentiation of monocyte into immature dendritic cells. Anesthesiology 123(3): 628-641, Sep 2015.

Liu Y, O'Leary CE, Wang L-CS, Bhatti TR, Dai N, Kapoor V, Liu P, Mei JJ, Guo L, Oliver PM, Albelda SM, Worthen GS: CD11b+Ly6G+ cells inhibit tumor growth by suppressing IL-17 production at early stages of tumorigenesis. Oncoimmunology 5(1): e1061175, Jul 2015.

Qing DY, Conegliano D, Shashaty MG, Seo J, Reilly JP, Worthen GS, Huh D, Meyer NJ, Mangalmurti NS: Red blood cells induce necroptosis of lung endothelial cells and increase susceptibility to lung inflammation. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 190(11): 1243-1254, Dec 2014.

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