Jason Defuria
Postdoctoral Fellow (previously held)
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

Dr. Jason Defuria is a Scientist at L.E.A.F Therapeutics and has considerable experience in chronic inflammatory diseases and cellular biology. Jason is leading a team of associates and consultants as well as participating in the NIAID R01 project in human schistosomiasis.

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  1. Mertes PM, Collange O, Coliat P, Banerjee M, Diringer MC, Roche A, Delabranche X, Chaban V, Voegelin M, Bernard A, Sartori V, Laurent N, Velten M, Dhindsa N, Defuria J, Kim G, Xu ZH, Theodorou M, Huang ZR, Khalifa K, Geng B, Niyikiza C, Moyo V, Gizzi P, Villa P, Detappe A, Pivot X. Liposomal encapsulation of trans-crocetin enhances oxygenation in patients with COVID-19-related ARDS receiving mechanical ventilation. J Control Release. 2021 08 10; 336:252-261. PMID: 34175365; PMCID: PMC8225316; DOI: 10.1016/j.jconrel.2021.06.033;
  2. Huang M, Liu Z, Baugh L, DeFuria J, Maione A, Smith A, Kashpur O, Black Iii LD, Georgakoudi I, Whitfield ML, Garlick J. Lysyl oxidase enzymes mediate TGF-ß1-induced fibrotic phenotypes in human skin-like tissues. Lab Invest. 2019 04; 99(4):514-527. PMID: 30568176
  3. Lewis ED, Ren Z, DeFuria J, Obin MS, Meydani SN, Wu D. Dietary supplementation with blueberry partially restores T-cell-mediated function in high-fat-diet-induced obese mice. Br J Nutr. 2018 06; 119(12):1393-1399. PMID: 29845904
  4. Ip B, Cilfone NA, Belkina AC, DeFuria J, Jagannathan-Bogdan M, Zhu M, Kuchibhatla R, McDonnell ME, Xiao Q, Kepler TB, Apovian CM, Lauffenburger DA, Nikolajczyk BS. Th17 cytokines differentiate obesity from obesity-associated type 2 diabetes and promote TNFa production. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2016 Jan; 24(1):102-12.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26576827; PMCID: PMC4688084; DOI: 10.1002/oby.21243;
  5. Zhu M, Belkina AC, DeFuria J, Carr JD, Van Dyke TE, Gyurko R, Nikolajczyk BS. B cells promote obesity-associated periodontitis and oral pathogen-associated inflammation. J Leukoc Biol. 2014 Aug; 96(2):349-57.View Related Profiles. PMID: 24782490; PMCID: PMC4101090; DOI: 10.1189/jlb.4A0214-095R;
  6. Canaan A, DeFuria J, Perelman E, Schultz V, Seay M, Tuck D, Flavell RA, Snyder MP, Obin MS, Weissman SM. Extended lifespan and reduced adiposity in mice lacking the FAT10 gene. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Apr 8; 111(14):5313-8.View Related Profiles. PMID: 24706839; PMCID: PMC3986194; DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1323426111;
  7. Bennett G, Strissel KJ, DeFuria J, Wang J, Wu D, Burkly LC, Obin MS. Deletion of TNF-like weak inducer of apoptosis (TWEAK) protects mice from adipose and systemic impacts of severe obesity. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2014 Jun; 22(6):1485-94. PMID: 24616441; PMCID: PMC4283503; DOI: 10.1002/oby.20726;
  8. Belkina AC, Defuria J, Bogdan M, Hasson B, Kuchibhatla R, Mcdonnell ME, Apovian CM, Istfan N, Xiao Q, Nikolajczyk BS. B cells support a dominant Th17 cytokine signature in type 2 diabetes. 2014; 192(1).
  9. Zhu M, Defuria J, Carr J, Belkina AC, Van Dyke T, Gyurko R, Nikolajczyk BS. B cells promote obesity-associated periodontitis and oral pathogen-associated inflammation. 2014; 192(1).
  10. DeFuria J, Belkina AC, Jagannathan-Bogdan M, Snyder-Cappione J, Carr JD, Nersesova YR, Markham D, Strissel KJ, Watkins AA, Zhu M, Allen J, Bouchard J, Toraldo G, Jasuja R, Obin MS, McDonnell ME, Apovian C, Denis GV, Nikolajczyk BS. B cells promote inflammation in obesity and type 2 diabetes through regulation of T-cell function and an inflammatory cytokine profile. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Mar 26; 110(13):5133-8.View Related Profiles. PMID: 23479618; PMCID: PMC3612635; DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1215840110;
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