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Department of Infectious Diseases

Donald L. Evans

MS, PhD
Professor Emeritus
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Research Interests

  • ​Molecular Immunology
  • Signal transduction
  • Mechanisms of cellular innate immunity

Selected Publications

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  • Moss LD, Monette MM, Jaso-Friedmann L, Leary JH 3rd, Dougan ST, Krunkosky T,  Evans DL. Identification of phagocytic cells, NK-like cytotoxic cell activity and  the production of cellular exudates in the coelomic cavity of adult zebrafish.  Dev Comp Immunol. 2009 Oct;33(10):1077-87.
  • Evans DL, Connor MA, Moss LD, Lackay S, Leary JH 3rd, Krunkosky T,  Jaso-Friedmann L. Cellular expression and antimicrobial function of a phylogenetically conserved novel histone 1x-like protein on mouse cells: a potential new class of pattern recognition receptor. J Leukoc Biol. 2009 Jul;86(1):133-41
  • Connor MA, Jaso-Friedmann L, Leary JH 3rd, Evans DL. Role of nonspecific  cytotoxic cells in bacterial resistance: expression of a novel pattern recognition receptor with antimicrobial activity. Mol Immunol. 2009  Feb;46(5):953-61. doi: 10.1016/j.molimm.2008.09.025. Epub 2008 Nov 12.
  • Praveen K, Leary JH 3rd, Evans DL, Jaso-Friedmann L. Molecular  characterization and expression of a granzyme of an ectothermic vertebrate with chymase-like activity expressed in the cytotoxic cells of Nile tilapia  (Oreochromis niloticus). Immunogenetics. 2006 Feb;58(1):41-55. Epub 2006 Feb 9.
  • Kaur H, Jaso-Friedmann L, Leary JH 3rd, Praveen K, Brahmi Z, Evans DL.  Activation of natural killer-like YT-INDY cells by oligodeoxynucleotides and  binding by homologous pattern recognition proteins. Scand J Immunol. 2005  Oct;62(4):361-70.
  • Praveen K, Evans DL, Jaso-Friedmann L. Constitutive expression of tumor necrosis factor-alpha in cytotoxic cells of teleosts and its role in regulation of cell-mediated cytotoxicity. Mol Immunol. 2006 Feb;43(3):279-91. Epub 2005 Feb  24.
  • Praveen K, Leary JH 3rd, Evans DL, Jaso-Friedmann L. Molecular cloning of  cellular apoptosis susceptibility (CAS) gene in Oreochromis niloticus and its  proposed role in regulation of non-specific cytotoxic cell (NCC) functions. Fish  Shellfish Immunol. 2006 Apr;20(4):647-55. Epub 2005 Sep 8.
  • Praveen K, Leary JH 3rd, Evans DL, Jaso-Friedmann L. Nonspecific cytotoxic  cells of teleosts are armed with multiple granzymes and other components of the  granule exocytosis pathway. Mol Immunol. 2006 Mar;43(8):1152-62. Epub 2005 Aug  30.
  • Evans DL, Kaur H, Leary J 3rd, Praveen K, Jaso-Friedmann L. Molecular  characterization of a novel pattern recognition protein from nonspecific cytotoxic cells: sequence analysis, phylogenetic comparisons and anti-microbial  activity of a recombinant homologue. Dev Comp Immunol. 2005;29(12):1049-64.
  • Kaur H, Jaso-Friedmann L, Leary JH 3rd, Evans DL. Single-base  oligodeoxyguanosine-binding proteins on nonspecific cytotoxic cells:  identification of a new class of pattern-recognition receptors. Scand J Immunol.  2004 Sep;60(3):238-48.

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