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Christopher J. Lessard

TitleAssistant Member
InstitutionOklahoma Medical Research Foundation
DepartmentArthritis and Clinical Immunology
AddressOklahoma City OK
Phone405-271-2539
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    R01AR065953     (LESSARD, CHRISTOPHER J.)Jul 1, 2015 - Jun 30, 2019
    NIH
    Functional Evaluation of Established Sjogren's Syndrome Immune Response Loci
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R56AI118787     (AXTELL, ROBERT C)Sep 1, 2016 - Aug 31, 2017
    NIH
    Functional Interaction Between T-cell and B-cell Immune Pathways in Neuro- inflammatory Disorders
    Role: Co-Investigator

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    1. Sharma R, Harris VM, Cavett J, Kurien BT, Liu K, Koelsch KA, Fayaaz A, Chaudhari KS, Radfar L, Lewis D, Stone DU, Kaufman CE, Li S, Segal B, Wallace DJ, Weisman MH, Venuturupalli S, Kelly JA, Pons-Estel B, Jonsson R, Lu X, Gottenberg JE, Anaya JM, Cunninghame-Graham DS, Huang AJW, Brennan MT, Hughes P, Alevizos I, Miceli-Richard C, Keystone EC, Bykerk VP, Hirschfield G, Xie G, Nordmark G, Bucher SM, Eriksson P, Omdal R, Rhodus NL, Rischmueller M, Rohrer M, Wahren-Herlenius M, Witte T, Alarcon-Riquelme M, Mariette X, Lessard CJ, Harley JB, Ng WF, Rasmussen A, Sivils KL, Scofield RH. Rare X chromosome abnormalities in systemic lupus erythematosus and Sjögren's syndrome. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2017 Jul 10. PMID: 28692793.
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    2. Stone DU, Fife D, Brown M, Earley KE, Radfar L, Kaufman CE, Lewis DM, Rhodus NL, Segal BM, Wallace DJ, Weisman MH, Venuturupalli S, Brennan MT, Lessard CJ, Montgomery CG, Scofield RH, Sivils KL, Rasmussen A. Effect of Tobacco Smoking on The Clinical, Histopathological, and Serological Manifestations of Sjögren's Syndrome. PLoS One. 2017; 12(2):e0170249. PMID: 28166540.
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    3. Zhao J, Ma J, Deng Y, Kelly JA, Kim K, Bang SY, Lee HS, Li QZ, Wakeland EK, Qiu R, Liu M, Guo J, Li Z, Tan W, Rasmussen A, Lessard CJ, Sivils KL, Hahn BH, Grossman JM, Kamen DL, Gilkeson GS, Bae SC, Gaffney PM, Shen N, Tsao BP. A missense variant in NCF1 is associated with susceptibility to multiple autoimmune diseases. Nat Genet. 2017 Mar; 49(3):433-437. PMID: 28135245.
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    4. Reksten TR, Lessard CJ, Sivils KL. Genetics in Sjögren Syndrome. Rheum Dis Clin North Am. 2016 Aug; 42(3):435-47. PMID: 27431346.
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    5. Joachims ML, Leehan KM, Lawrence C, Pelikan RC, Moore JS, Pan Z, Rasmussen A, Radfar L, Lewis DM, Grundahl KM, Kelly JA, Wiley GB, Shugay M, Chudakov DM, Lessard CJ, Stone DU, Scofield RH, Montgomery CG, Sivils KL, Thompson LF, Farris AD. Single-cell analysis of glandular T cell receptors in Sjögren's syndrome. JCI Insight. 2016 Jun 02; 1(8). PMID: 27358913.
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    6. Harris VM, Sharma R, Cavett J, Kurien BT, Liu K, Koelsch KA, Rasmussen A, Radfar L, Lewis D, Stone DU, Kaufman CE, Li S, Segal B, Wallace DJ, Weisman MH, Venuturupalli S, Kelly JA, Alarcon-Riquelme ME, Pons-Estel B, Jonsson R, Lu X, Gottenberg JE, Anaya JM, Cunninghame-Graham DS, Huang AJW, Brennan MT, Hughes P, Alevizos I, Miceli-Richard C, Keystone EC, Bykerk VP, Hirschfield G, Xie G, Ng WF, Nordmark G, Bucher SM, Eriksson P, Omdal R, Rhodus NL, Rischmueller M, Rohrer M, Wahren-Herlenius M, Witte T, Mariette X, Lessard CJ, Harley JB, Sivils KL, Scofield RH. Klinefelter's syndrome (47,XXY) is in excess among men with Sjögren's syndrome. Clin Immunol. 2016 07; 168:25-29. PMID: 27109640; PMCID: PMC4940221 [Available on 07/01/17].
    7. Rasmussen A, Radfar L, Lewis D, Grundahl K, Stone DU, Kaufman CE, Rhodus NL, Segal B, Wallace DJ, Weisman MH, Venuturupalli S, Kurien BT, Lessard CJ, Sivils KL, Scofield RH. Previous diagnosis of Sjögren's Syndrome as rheumatoid arthritis or systemic lupus erythematosus. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2016 Jul; 55(7):1195-201. PMID: 26998859.
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    8. Wolska N, Rybakowska P, Rasmussen A, Brown M, Montgomery C, Klopocki A, Grundahl K, Scofield RH, Radfar L, Stone DU, Anaya JM, Ice JA, Lessard CJ, Lewis DM, Rhodus NL, Gopalakrishnan R, Huang AJ, Hughes PJ, Rohrer MD, Weisman MH, Venuturupalli S, Guthridge JM, James JA, Sivils KL, Bagavant H, Deshmukh US. Brief Report: Patients With Primary Sjögren's Syndrome Who Are Positive for Autoantibodies to Tripartite Motif-Containing Protein 38 Show Greater Disease Severity. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2016 Mar; 68(3):724-9. PMID: 26636433; PMCID: PMC4767665 [Available on 03/01/17].
    9. Hegen H, Adrianto I, Lessard CJ, Millonig A, Bertolotto A, Comabella M, Giovannoni G, Guger M, Hoelzl M, Khalil M, Fazekas F, Killestein J, Lindberg RL, Malucchi S, Mehling M, Montalban X, Rudzki D, Schautzer F, Sellebjerg F, Sorensen PS, Deisenhammer F, Steinman L, Axtell RC. Cytokine profiles show heterogeneity of interferon-ß response in multiple sclerosis patients. Neurol Neuroimmunol Neuroinflamm. 2016 Apr; 3(2):e202. PMID: 26894205; PMCID: PMC4747480.
    10. Dozmorov MG, Adrianto I, Giles CB, Glass E, Glenn SB, Montgomery C, Sivils KL, Olson LE, Iwayama T, Freeman WM, Lessard CJ, Wren JD. Detrimental effects of duplicate reads and low complexity regions on RNA- and ChIP-seq data. BMC Bioinformatics. 2015; 16 Suppl 13:S10. PMID: 26423047; PMCID: PMC4597324.
    11. Nocturne G, Tarn J, Boudaoud S, Locke J, Miceli-Richard C, Hachulla E, Dubost JJ, Bowman S, Gottenberg JE, Criswell LA, Lessard CJ, Sivils KL, Carapito R, Bahram S, Seror R, Ng WF, Mariette X. Germline variation of TNFAIP3 in primary Sjögren's syndrome-associated lymphoma. Ann Rheum Dis. 2016 Apr; 75(4):780-3. PMID: 26338037.
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    12. Maier-Moore JS, Koelsch KA, Smith K, Lessard CJ, Radfar L, Lewis D, Kurien BT, Wolska N, Deshmukh U, Rasmussen A, Sivils KL, James JA, Farris AD, Scofield RH. Antibody-secreting cell specificity in labial salivary glands reflects the clinical presentation and serology in patients with Sjögren's syndrome. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2014 Dec; 66(12):3445-56. PMID: 25199908; PMCID: PMC4245382.
    13. Kottyan LC, Zoller EE, Bene J, Lu X, Kelly JA, Rupert AM, Lessard CJ, Vaughn SE, Marion M, Weirauch MT, Namjou B, Adler A, Rasmussen A, Glenn S, Montgomery CG, Hirschfield GM, Xie G, Coltescu C, Amos C, Li H, Ice JA, Nath SK, Mariette X, Bowman S, Rischmueller M, Lester S, Brun JG, Gøransson LG, Harboe E, Omdal R, Cunninghame-Graham DS, Vyse T, Miceli-Richard C, Brennan MT, Lessard JA, Wahren-Herlenius M, Kvarnström M, Illei GG, Witte T, Jonsson R, Eriksson P, Nordmark G, Ng WF, Anaya JM, Rhodus NL, Segal BM, Merrill JT, James JA, Guthridge JM, Scofield RH, Alarcon-Riquelme M, Bae SC, Boackle SA, Criswell LA, Gilkeson G, Kamen DL, Jacob CO, Kimberly R, Brown E, Edberg J, Alarcón GS, Reveille JD, Vilá LM, Petri M, Ramsey-Goldman R, Freedman BI, Niewold T, Stevens AM, Tsao BP, Ying J, Mayes MD, Gorlova OY, Wakeland W, Radstake T, Martin E, Martin J, Siminovitch K, Moser Sivils KL, Gaffney PM, Langefeld CD, Harley JB, Kaufman KM. The IRF5-TNPO3 association with systemic lupus erythematosus has two components that other autoimmune disorders variably share. Hum Mol Genet. 2015 Jan 15; 24(2):582-96. PMID: 25205108; PMCID: PMC4275071.
    14. Guthridge JM, Lu R, Sun H, Sun C, Wiley GB, Dominguez N, Macwana SR, Lessard CJ, Kim-Howard X, Cobb BL, Kaufman KM, Kelly JA, Langefeld CD, Adler AJ, Harley IT, Merrill JT, Gilkeson GS, Kamen DL, Niewold TB, Brown EE, Edberg JC, Petri MA, Ramsey-Goldman R, Reveille JD, Vilá LM, Kimberly RP, Freedman BI, Stevens AM, Boackle SA, Criswell LA, Vyse TJ, Behrens TW, Jacob CO, Alarcón-Riquelme ME, Sivils KL, Choi J, Joo YB, Bang SY, Lee HS, Bae SC, Shen N, Qian X, Tsao BP, Scofield RH, Harley JB, Webb CF, Wakeland EK, James JA, Nath SK, Graham RR, Gaffney PM. Two functional lupus-associated BLK promoter variants control cell-type- and developmental-stage-specific transcription. Am J Hum Genet. 2014 Apr 03; 94(4):586-98. PMID: 24702955; PMCID: PMC3980411.
    15. Nocturne G, Boudaoud S, Miceli-Richard C, Viengchareun S, Lazure T, Nititham J, Taylor KE, Ma A, Busato F, Melki J, Lessard CJ, Sivils KL, Dubost JJ, Hachulla E, Gottenberg JE, Lombès M, Tost J, Criswell LA, Mariette X. Germline and somatic genetic variations of TNFAIP3 in lymphoma complicating primary Sjogren's syndrome. Blood. 2013 Dec 12; 122(25):4068-76. PMID: 24159176; PMCID: PMC3862283.
    16. Lessard CJ, Li H, Adrianto I, Ice JA, Rasmussen A, Grundahl KM, Kelly JA, Dozmorov MG, Miceli-Richard C, Bowman S, Lester S, Eriksson P, Eloranta ML, Brun JG, Gøransson LG, Harboe E, Guthridge JM, Kaufman KM, Kvarnström M, Jazebi H, Cunninghame Graham DS, Grandits ME, Nazmul-Hossain AN, Patel K, Adler AJ, Maier-Moore JS, Farris AD, Brennan MT, Lessard JA, Chodosh J, Gopalakrishnan R, Hefner KS, Houston GD, Huang AJ, Hughes PJ, Lewis DM, Radfar L, Rohrer MD, Stone DU, Wren JD, Vyse TJ, Gaffney PM, James JA, Omdal R, Wahren-Herlenius M, Illei GG, Witte T, Jonsson R, Rischmueller M, Rönnblom L, Nordmark G, Ng WF, Mariette X, Anaya JM, Rhodus NL, Segal BM, Scofield RH, Montgomery CG, Harley JB, Sivils KL. Variants at multiple loci implicated in both innate and adaptive immune responses are associated with Sjögren's syndrome. Nat Genet. 2013 Nov; 45(11):1284-92. PMID: 24097067; PMCID: PMC3867192.
    17. Li H, Ice JA, Lessard CJ, Sivils KL. Interferons in Sjögren's Syndrome: Genes, Mechanisms, and Effects. Front Immunol. 2013 Sep 20; 4:290. PMID: 24062752; PMCID: PMC3778845.
    18. Rasmussen A, Ice JA, Li H, Grundahl K, Kelly JA, Radfar L, Stone DU, Hefner KS, Anaya JM, Rohrer M, Gopalakrishnan R, Houston GD, Lewis DM, Chodosh J, Harley JB, Hughes P, Maier-Moore JS, Montgomery CG, Rhodus NL, Farris AD, Segal BM, Jonsson R, Lessard CJ, Scofield RH, Sivils KL. Comparison of the American-European Consensus Group Sjogren's syndrome classification criteria to newly proposed American College of Rheumatology criteria in a large, carefully characterised sicca cohort. Ann Rheum Dis. 2014 Jan; 73(1):31-8. PMID: 23968620; PMCID: PMC3855629.
    19. Rusakiewicz S, Nocturne G, Lazure T, Semeraro M, Flament C, Caillat-Zucman S, Sène D, Delahaye N, Vivier E, Chaba K, Poirier-Colame V, Nordmark G, Eloranta ML, Eriksson P, Theander E, Forsblad-d'Elia H, Omdal R, Wahren-Herlenius M, Jonsson R, Rönnblom L, Nititham J, Taylor KE, Lessard CJ, Sivils KL, Gottenberg JE, Criswell LA, Miceli-Richard C, Zitvogel L, Mariette X. NCR3/NKp30 contributes to pathogenesis in primary Sjogren's syndrome. Sci Transl Med. 2013 Jul 24; 5(195):195ra96. PMID: 23884468; PMCID: PMC4237161.
    20. Lester S, Stokes L, Skarratt KK, Gu BJ, Sivils KL, Lessard CJ, Wiley JS, Rischmueller M. Epistasis with HLA DR3 implicates the P2X7 receptor in the pathogenesis of primary Sjögren's syndrome. Arthritis Res Ther. 2013 Jun 02; 15(4):R71. PMID: 23819992; PMCID: PMC3979150.
    21. Adrianto I, Wang S, Wiley GB, Lessard CJ, Kelly JA, Adler AJ, Glenn SB, Williams AH, Ziegler JT, Comeau ME, Marion MC, Wakeland BE, Liang C, Kaufman KM, Guthridge JM, Alarcón-Riquelme ME, Alarcón GS, Anaya JM, Bae SC, Kim JH, Joo YB, Boackle SA, Brown EE, Petri MA, Ramsey-Goldman R, Reveille JD, Vilá LM, Criswell LA, Edberg JC, Freedman BI, Gilkeson GS, Jacob CO, James JA, Kamen DL, Kimberly RP, Martín J, Merrill JT, Niewold TB, Pons-Estel BA, Scofield RH, Stevens AM, Tsao BP, Vyse TJ, Langefeld CD, Harley JB, Wakeland EK, Moser KL, Montgomery CG, Gaffney PM. Association of two independent functional risk haplotypes in TNIP1 with systemic lupus erythematosus. Arthritis Rheum. 2012 Nov; 64(11):3695-705. PMID: 22833143; PMCID: PMC3485412.
    22. Scofield AK, Radfar L, Ice JA, Vista E, Anaya JM, Houston G, Lewis D, Stone DU, Chodosh J, Hefner K, Lessard CJ, Moser KL, Scofield RH. Relation of sensory peripheral neuropathy in Sjögren syndrome to anti-Ro/SSA. J Clin Rheumatol. 2012 Sep; 18(6):290-3. PMID: 22955477; PMCID: PMC3577358.
    23. Adrianto I, Lin CP, Hale JJ, Levin AM, Datta I, Parker R, Adler A, Kelly JA, Kaufman KM, Lessard CJ, Moser KL, Kimberly RP, Harley JB, Iannuzzi MC, Rybicki BA, Montgomery CG. Genome-wide association study of African and European Americans implicates multiple shared and ethnic specific loci in sarcoidosis susceptibility. PLoS One. 2012; 7(8):e43907. PMID: 22952805; PMCID: PMC3428296.
    24. Lessard CJ, Adrianto I, Ice JA, Wiley GB, Kelly JA, Glenn SB, Adler AJ, Li H, Rasmussen A, Williams AH, Ziegler J, Comeau ME, Marion M, Wakeland BE, Liang C, Ramos PS, Grundahl KM, Gallant CJ, Alarcón-Riquelme ME, Alarcón GS, Anaya JM, Bae SC, Boackle SA, Brown EE, Chang DM, Cho SK, Criswell LA, Edberg JC, Freedman BI, Gilkeson GS, Jacob CO, James JA, Kamen DL, Kimberly RP, Kim JH, Martin J, Merrill JT, Niewold TB, Park SY, Petri MA, Pons-Estel BA, Ramsey-Goldman R, Reveille JD, Scofield RH, Song YW, Stevens AM, Tsao BP, Vila LM, Vyse TJ, Yu CY, Guthridge JM, Kaufman KM, Harley JB, Wakeland EK, Langefeld CD, Gaffney PM, Montgomery CG, Moser KL. Identification of IRF8, TMEM39A, and IKZF3-ZPBP2 as susceptibility loci for systemic lupus erythematosus in a large-scale multiracial replication study. Am J Hum Genet. 2012 Apr 06; 90(4):648-60. PMID: 22464253; PMCID: PMC3322228.
    25. Ice JA, Li H, Adrianto I, Lin PC, Kelly JA, Montgomery CG, Lessard CJ, Moser KL. Genetics of Sjögren's syndrome in the genome-wide association era. J Autoimmun. 2012 Aug; 39(1-2):57-63. PMID: 22289719; PMCID: PMC3518871.
    26. Lessard CJ, Ice JA, Adrianto I, Wiley GB, Kelly JA, Gaffney PM, Montgomery CG, Moser KL. The genomics of autoimmune disease in the era of genome-wide association studies and beyond. Autoimmun Rev. 2012 Feb; 11(4):267-75. PMID: 22001415; PMCID: PMC3288956.
    27. Ramos PS, Williams AH, Ziegler JT, Comeau ME, Guy RT, Lessard CJ, Li H, Edberg JC, Zidovetzki R, Criswell LA, Gaffney PM, Graham DC, Graham RR, Kelly JA, Kaufman KM, Brown EE, Alarcón GS, Petri MA, Reveille JD, McGwin G, Vilá LM, Ramsey-Goldman R, Jacob CO, Vyse TJ, Tsao BP, Harley JB, Kimberly RP, Alarcón-Riquelme ME, Langefeld CD, Moser KL. Genetic analyses of interferon pathway-related genes reveal multiple new loci associated with systemic lupus erythematosus. Arthritis Rheum. 2011 Jul; 63(7):2049-57. PMID: 21437871; PMCID: PMC3128183.
    28. Adrianto I, Wen F, Templeton A, Wiley G, King JB, Lessard CJ, Bates JS, Hu Y, Kelly JA, Kaufman KM, Guthridge JM, Alarcón-Riquelme ME, Anaya JM, Bae SC, Bang SY, Boackle SA, Brown EE, Petri MA, Gallant C, Ramsey-Goldman R, Reveille JD, Vila LM, Criswell LA, Edberg JC, Freedman BI, Gregersen PK, Gilkeson GS, Jacob CO, James JA, Kamen DL, Kimberly RP, Martin J, Merrill JT, Niewold TB, Park SY, Pons-Estel BA, Scofield RH, Stevens AM, Tsao BP, Vyse TJ, Langefeld CD, Harley JB, Moser KL, Webb CF, Humphrey MB, Montgomery CG, Gaffney PM. Association of a functional variant downstream of TNFAIP3 with systemic lupus erythematosus. Nat Genet. 2011 Mar; 43(3):253-8. PMID: 21336280; PMCID: PMC3103780.
    29. Lessard CJ, Adrianto I, Kelly JA, Kaufman KM, Grundahl KM, Adler A, Williams AH, Gallant CJ, Anaya JM, Bae SC, Boackle SA, Brown EE, Chang DM, Criswell LA, Edberg JC, Freedman BI, Gregersen PK, Gilkeson GS, Jacob CO, James JA, Kamen DL, Kimberly RP, Martin J, Merrill JT, Niewold TB, Park SY, Petri MA, Pons-Estel BA, Ramsey-Goldman R, Reveille JD, Song YW, Stevens AM, Tsao BP, Vila LM, Vyse TJ, Yu CY, Guthridge JM, Bruner GR, Langefeld CD, Montgomery C, Harley JB, Scofield RH, Gaffney PM, Moser KL. Identification of a systemic lupus erythematosus susceptibility locus at 11p13 between PDHX and CD44 in a multiethnic study. Am J Hum Genet. 2011 Jan 07; 88(1):83-91. PMID: 21194677; PMCID: PMC3014359.
    30. Cobb BL, Lessard CJ, Harley JB, Moser KL. Genes and Sjögren's syndrome. Rheum Dis Clin North Am. 2008 Nov; 34(4):847-68, vii. PMID: 18984408; PMCID: PMC2994200.
    31. Graham RR, Cotsapas C, Davies L, Hackett R, Lessard CJ, Leon JM, Burtt NP, Guiducci C, Parkin M, Gates C, Plenge RM, Behrens TW, Wither JE, Rioux JD, Fortin PR, Graham DC, Wong AK, Vyse TJ, Daly MJ, Altshuler D, Moser KL, Gaffney PM. Genetic variants near TNFAIP3 on 6q23 are associated with systemic lupus erythematosus. Nat Genet. 2008 Sep; 40(9):1059-61. PMID: 19165918; PMCID: PMC2772171.
    32. Thyagarajan B, Anderson KE, Lessard CJ, Veltri G, Jacobs DR, Folsom AR, Gross MD. Alkaline unwinding flow cytometry assay to measure nucleotide excision repair. Mutagenesis. 2007 Mar; 22(2):147-53. PMID: 17272291.
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