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Wilmore C. Webley and David L. Hahn. Infection-mediated asthma: etiology, mechanisms and treatment options, with focus on Chlamydia pneumoniae and macrolides. Respiratory Research; May 2017; 18:98. DOI: 10.1186/s12931-017-0584-z.


Hahn DL, Webley W. Chronic Chlamydia pneumoniae lung infection: a neglected explanation for macrolide effects in wheezing and asthma? Lancet Respir Med. 2016 Mar;4(3):e8


Wilmore C. Webley and Kelly L. Aldridge. Infectious asthma triggers: time to revise the hygiene hypothesis? TRENDS in Microbiology. Spotlight article. 2015 Jul; 23(7):389-91. doi: 10.1016/j.tim.2015.05.006. Epub 2015 Jun 9.


Hahn DL, Schure A, Patel K, Childs T, Drizik E, Webley W. Chlamydia pneumoniae-Specific IgE Is Prevalent in Asthma and Is Associated with Disease Severity. World Biomedical Frontiers Allergy. ISSN: 2328-0166. Dec. 2014


Patel KK, Webley WC. Evidence of Infectious Asthma Phenotype: Chlamydia-Induced Allergy and Pathogen-Specific IgE in a Neonatal Mouse Model. PLoS One. 2013 Dec 20;8(12). PMID:24376704


Childs TS, Webley WC (2012) In vitro assessment of halobacterial gas vesicles as a Chlamydia vaccine display and delivery system. Vaccine. 2012 Sep 7;30(41):5942-8. Epub 2012 Jul 28. PMID:22846397


David L. Hahn, Allison Schure, Katir Patel, Tawanna Childs, Eduard Drizik, Wilmore Webley (2012) Chlamydia pneumoniae-Specific IgE Is Prevalent in Asthma and Is Associated with Disease Severity. PLoS ONE 7(4): e35945. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0035945. PMID:22545149


Katir K Patel, Erica A Anderson, Paul S Salva and Wilmore C Webley. The prevalence and identity of Chlamydia-specific IgE in children with asthma and other chronic respiratory symptoms. Respir Res. 2012 Apr 18;13(1):32.PMID:22512977

Webley WC, Hahn DL. Respiratory Chlamydophyla pneumoniae resides primarily in the lower airway. Eur Respir J. 2011 Oct;38(4):994-5. PMID:21965510


Patel KK, Salva PS and Webley WC. Colonization of Lower Respiratory Tract With Genital Mycoplasma Species. Respirology, 2011 Oct;16(7):1081-7. PMID: 21722263


Patel KK, Vicencio AG, Du Z, Tsirilakis K, Salva PS, Webley WC. Infectious Chlamydia pneumoniae is associated with elevated interleukin-8 and airway neutrophilia in children with refractory asthma. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2010 Dec;29(12):1093-8.PMID: 21155094


Wilmore C. Webley, Yaphet Tilahun, Kimberly Lay, Katir Patel, Elizabeth S. Stuart, Chester Andrzejewski, Paul S. Salva. Occurrence of Chlamydia trachomatis and Chlamydia pneumoniae in Paediatric Respiratory Infections . Eur Respir J. 2009; 33: 360-367. PMID:19010996


E.S. Stuart and W. C. Webley. Techcast at UMass #6: Microbiologists Uncover New Disease Connection and Potential Treatment . September 7th, 2008.


Katir K. Patel, MS*, Paul S. Salva, MD, Chester Andrzejewski, MD and Wilmore C. Webley, Ph.D. High Prevalence of Urogenital Mycoplasma in The Bronchial Lavage of Pediatric Respiratory Disease Patients. CHEST, 2008 134: 138003S


Wilmore C. Webley, PhD, Kimberly Lay, BSc, Elizabeth S. Stuart, PhD, Chester Andrzejewski, Jr., MD, PhD and Paul S. Salva, MD, PhD. Chronic Respiratory Disease in Children: The Prevalence of Chlamydia and Mycoplasma. CHEST, 2007, 132 (4): 607b.


Wilmore Webley, Elizabeth Stuart, Frances Cirino, Fran Cahill, Theresa Stec, Chester Andrzejewski. Successful Removal of Chlamydia pneumoniae from Plateletpheresis Products Collected Using Automated Leukoreduction Hemapheresis Techniques. J Clin Apher. 2006 Mar 28.


Frances Cirino, Wilmore C. Webley, Chester Andrzejewski, Elizabeth S. Stuart. Detection of Chlamydia in the peripheral blood cells of normal donors by in vitro culture, immunofluorescence microscopy and flow cytometry techniques. BMC Infect Dis. 2006 Feb 10; 6:23. PMID:16472397


Webley WC , Salva PS, Andrzejewski C, Cirino F, West CA , Tilahun Y, Stuart ES., The Bronchial Lavage of Pediatric Patients With Asthma Contains Infectious Chlamydia . Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 171(10):1083-8.15 May 2005.  PMID:15735056


Webley WC , Norkin LC, Stuart ES. Caveolin-2 associates with intracellular chlamydial inclusions independently of caveolin-1 . BMC Infect Dis. 4(1): 23, 22 Jul 2004. PMID:15271223


W. C. Webley , G. J. Vora, E. S. Stuart. Cell surface display of the chlamydial glycolipid exoantigen [GLXA] demonstrated by antibody-dependent complement-mediated cytotoxicity . Curr Microbiol. 2004 Jul; 49(1):13-21.  PMID:15297924


W. C. Webley , F. Cirino, C. West, C. Andrzejewski, E. S. Stuart, P. S. Salva. Detection of Viable Chlamydophila pneumoniae Organisms in the Blood and Bronchial Lavages of Pediatric Patients with Chronic Bronchial Asthma. Am. J. Respir. Crit. Care Med. 169(7): A586, Apr 2004.


W. Webley , E. Stuart, F. Cirino, F. Cahill, T. Stec, C. Andrzejewski. Successful removal of Chlamydophila pneumoniae from blood by Apheresis leukoreduction . Journal of Clinical Apheresis . 18(2), Jul 2003.


Stuart, Webley , Norkin. Lipid Rafts, Caveolae, Caveolin-1, and Entry by Chlamydiae into Host Cells . Exp Cell Res. 287(1): 67-78, 1 Jul 2003.