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Raina Nakova Fichorova, PH.D., M.D.

TitleAssociate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology
InstitutionBrigham and Women's Hospital
DepartmentObstetrics Gynecology & Repro. Bio.
AddressHarvard Medical School
Laboratory of Genital Tract Biology, Dept. Ob/Gyn
221 Longwood Ave
Boston MA 02115
Phone617/278-0625
Fax617/713-3018

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  1. Sharma J, Gray KP, Harshman LC, Evan C, Nakabayashi M, Fichorova R, Rider J, Mucci L, Kantoff PW, Sweeney CJ. Elevated IL-8, TNF-a, and MCP-1 in men with metastatic prostate cancer starting androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT) are associated with shorter time to castration-resistance and overall survival. Prostate. 2014 Mar 26.
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  2. Kuban KC, O'Shea TM, Allred EN, Paneth N, Hirtz D, Fichorova RN, Leviton A. Systemic Inflammation and Cerebral Palsy Risk in Extremely Preterm Infants. J Child Neurol. 2014 Mar 18.
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  3. Gregory KE, Winston AB, Yamamoto HS, Dawood HY, Fashemi T, Fichorova RN, Van Marter LJ. Urinary Intestinal Fatty Acid Binding Protein Predicts Necrotizing Enterocolitis. J Pediatr. 2014 Mar 14.
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  4. Khwaja OS, Ho E, Barnes KV, O'Leary HM, Pereira LM, Finkelstein Y, Nelson CA, Vogel-Farley V, Degregorio G, Holm IA, Khatwa U, Kapur K, Alexander ME, Finnegan DM, Cantwell NG, Walco AC, Rappaport L, Gregas M, Fichorova RN, Shannon MW, Sur M, Kaufmann WE. Safety, pharmacokinetics, and preliminary assessment of efficacy of mecasermin (recombinant human IGF-1) for the treatment of Rett syndrome. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Mar 12.
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  5. O'Shea TM, Joseph RM, Kuban KC, Allred EN, Ware J, Coster T, Fichorova RN, Dammann O, Leviton A. Elevated blood levels of inflammation-related proteins are associated with an attention problem at age 24 months in extremely preterm infants. Pediatr Res. 2014 Mar 10.
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  6. Morrison C, Fichorova R, Mauck C, Chen P, Kwok C, Chipato T, Salata R, Doncel GF. Cervical Inflammation and Immunity Associated with Hormonal Contraception, Pregnancy and HIV-1 Seroconversion. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2014 Jan 9.
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  7. Wei C, Lu Q, Khoo SK, Lenski M, Fichorova RN, Leviton A, Paneth N. Comparison of frozen and unfrozen blood spots for gene expression studies. J Pediatr. 2014 Jan; 164(1):189-191.e1.
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  8. Sharma J, Gray KP, Evan C, Nakabayashi M, Fichorova R, Rider J, Mucci L, Kantoff PW, Sweeney CJ. Elevated insulin-like growth factor binding protein-1 (IGFBP-1) in men with metastatic prostate cancer starting androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) is associated with shorter time to castration resistance and overall survival. Prostate. 2014 Feb; 74(3):225-34.
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  9. van der Burg JW, Allred EN, McElrath TF, Fichorova RN, Kuban K, O'Shea TM, Dammann O, Leviton A. Is maternal obesity associated with sustained inflammation in extremely low gestational age newborns? Early Hum Dev. 2013 Dec; 89(12):949-55.
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  10. Burwick RM, Fichorova RN, Dawood HY, Yamamoto HS, Feinberg BB. Urinary excretion of c5b-9 in severe preeclampsia: tipping the balance of complement activation in pregnancy. Hypertension. 2013 Dec; 62(6):1040-5.
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  11. Mauck CK, Lai JJ, Weiner DH, Chandra N, Fichorova RN, Dezzutti CS, Hillier SL, Archer DF, Creinin MD, Schwartz JL, Callahan MM, Doncel GF. Toward early safety alert endpoints: exploring biomarkers suggestive of microbicide failure. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2013 Nov; 29(11):1475-86.
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  12. Cramer DW, Williams K, Vitonis AF, Yamamoto HS, Stuebe A, Welch WR, Titus L, Fichorova RN. Puerperal mastitis: a reproductive event of importance affecting anti-mucin antibody levels and ovarian cancer risk. Cancer Causes Control. 2013 Nov; 24(11):1911-23.
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  13. McElrath T, Allred E, Van Marter L, Fichorova R, Leviton A. Perinatal systemic inflammatory responses of growth-restricted preterm newborns. Acta Paediatr. 2013 Oct; 102(10):e439-42.
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  14. Fichorova RN, Buck OR, Yamamoto HS, Fashemi T, Dawood HY, Fashemi B, Hayes GR, Beach DH, Takagi Y, Delaney ML, Nibert ML, Singh BN, Onderdonk AB. The Villain Team-Up or how Trichomonas vaginalis and bacterial vaginosis alter innate immunity in concert. Sex Transm Infect. 2013 Sep; 89(6):460-6.
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  15. Cywes-Bentley C, Skurnik D, Zaidi T, Roux D, Deoliveira RB, Garrett WS, Lu X, O'Malley J, Kinzel K, Zaidi T, Rey A, Perrin C, Fichorova RN, Kayatani AK, Maira-Litràn T, Gening ML, Tsvetkov YE, Nifantiev NE, Bakaletz LO, Pelton SI, Golenbock DT, Pier GB. Antibody to a conserved antigenic target is protective against diverse prokaryotic and eukaryotic pathogens. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Jun 11; 110(24):E2209-18.
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  16. Parent KN, Takagi Y, Cardone G, Olson NH, Ericsson M, Yang M, Lee Y, Asara JM, Fichorova RN, Baker TS, Nibert ML. Structure of a Protozoan Virus from the Human Genitourinary Parasite Trichomonas vaginalis. MBio. 2013; 4(2).
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  17. Fashemi B, Delaney ML, Onderdonk AB, Fichorova RN. Effects of feminine hygiene products on the vaginal mucosal biome. Microb Ecol Health Dis. 2013; 24.
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  18. Taylor BD, Holzman CB, Fichorova RN, Tian Y, Jones NM, Fu W, Senagore PK. Inflammation biomarkers in vaginal fluid and preterm delivery. Hum Reprod. 2013 Apr; 28(4):942-52.
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  19. Huppert JS, Huang B, Chen C, Dawood HY, Fichorova RN. Clinical Evidence for the Role of Trichomonas vaginalis in Regulation of Secretory Leukocyte Protease Inhibitor in the Female Genital Tract. J Infect Dis. 2013 May; 207(9):1462-70.
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  20. Yamamoto HS, Xu Q, Fichorova RN. Homeostatic properties of Lactobacillus jensenii engineered as a live vaginal anti-HIV microbicide. BMC Microbiol. 2013; 13:4.
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  21. O'Shea TM, Shah B, Allred EN, Fichorova RN, Kuban KC, Dammann O, Leviton A. Inflammation-initiating illnesses, inflammation-related proteins, and cognitive impairment in extremely preterm infants. Brain Behav Immun. 2013 Mar; 29:104-12.
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  22. Leviton A, Fichorova RN, O'Shea TM, Kuban K, Paneth N, Dammann O, Allred EN. Two-hit model of brain damage in the very preterm newborn: small for gestational age and postnatal systemic inflammation. Pediatr Res. 2013 Mar; 73(3):362-70.
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  23. Bose CL, Laughon MM, Allred EN, O'Shea TM, Van Marter LJ, Ehrenkranz RA, Fichorova RN, Leviton A. Systemic inflammation associated with mechanical ventilation among extremely preterm infants. Cytokine. 2013 Jan; 61(1):315-22.
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  24. Fichorova RN, Lee Y, Yamamoto HS, Takagi Y, Hayes GR, Goodman RP, Chepa-Lotrea X, Buck OR, Murray R, Kula T, Beach DH, Singh BN, Nibert ML. Endobiont viruses sensed by the human host - beyond conventional antiparasitic therapy. PLoS One. 2012; 7(11):e48418.
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  25. Leviton A, Allred EN, Dammann O, Engelke S, Fichorova RN, Hirtz D, Kuban KC, Ment LR, O'shea TM, Paneth N, Shah B, Schreiber MD. Systemic inflammation, intraventricular hemorrhage, and white matter injury. J Child Neurol. 2013 Dec; 28(12):1637-45.
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  26. Martin CR, Bellomy M, Allred EN, Fichorova RN, Leviton A. Systemic inflammation associated with severe intestinal injury in extremely low gestational age newborns. Fetal Pediatr Pathol. 2013 Jun; 32(3):222-34.
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  27. Kyongo JK, Jespers V, Goovaerts O, Michiels J, Menten J, Fichorova RN, Crucitti T, Vanham G, Ariën KK. Searching for lower female genital tract soluble and cellular biomarkers: defining levels and predictors in a cohort of healthy Caucasian women. PLoS One. 2012; 7(8):e43951.
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  28. Singh M, Kindelberger D, Nagymanyoki Z, Ng SW, Quick CM, Yamamoto H, Fichorova R, Fulop V, Berkowitz RS. Vascular endothelial growth factors and their receptors and regulators in gestational trophoblastic diseases and normal placenta. J Reprod Med. 2012 May-Jun; 57(5-6):197-203.
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  29. Trivedi S, Joachim M, McElrath T, Kliman HJ, Allred EN, Fichorova RN, Onderdonk A, Heitor F, Chaychi L, Leviton A, Majzoub JA. Fetal-placental inflammation, but not adrenal activation, is associated with extreme preterm delivery. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2012 Mar; 206(3):236.e1-8.
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  30. Leviton A, O'Shea TM, Bednarek FJ, Allred EN, Fichorova RN, Dammann O. Systemic responses of preterm newborns with presumed or documented bacteraemia. Acta Paediatr. 2012 Apr; 101(4):355-9.
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  31. Leviton A, Allred EN, Yamamoto H, Fichorova RN. Relationships among the concentrations of 25 inflammation-associated proteins during the first postnatal weeks in the blood of infants born before the 28th week of gestation. Cytokine. 2012 Jan; 57(1):182-90.
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  32. Fichorova RN, Yamamoto HS, Delaney ML, Onderdonk AB, Doncel GF. Novel vaginal microflora colonization model providing new insight into microbicide mechanism of action. MBio. 2011; 2(6):e00168-11.
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  33. O'Shea TM, Allred EN, Kuban KC, Dammann O, Paneth N, Fichorova R, Hirtz D, Leviton A. Elevated concentrations of inflammation-related proteins in postnatal blood predict severe developmental delay at 2 years of age in extremely preterm infants. J Pediatr. 2012 Mar; 160(3):395-401.e4.
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  34. Zaidi T, Reidy T, D'Ortona S, Fichorova R, Pier G, Gadjeva M. CD74 deficiency ameliorates Pseudomonas aeruginosa-induced ocular infection. Sci Rep. 2011; 1:58.
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  35. Leviton A, Allred EN, Kuban KC, Dammann O, Fichorova RN, O'Shea TM, Paneth N. Blood protein concentrations in the first two postnatal weeks associated with early postnatal blood gas derangements among infants born before the 28th week of gestation. The ELGAN Study. Cytokine. 2011 Nov; 56(2):392-8.
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  36. Leviton A, Hecht JL, Allred EN, Yamamoto H, Fichorova RN, Dammann O. Persistence after birth of systemic inflammation associated with umbilical cord inflammation. J Reprod Immunol. 2011 Aug; 90(2):235-43.
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  37. Faupel-Badger JM, Fichorova RN, Allred EN, Hecht JL, Dammann O, Leviton A, McElrath TF. Cluster analysis of placental inflammatory proteins can distinguish preeclampsia from preterm labor and premature membrane rupture in singleton deliveries less than 28 weeks of gestation. Am J Reprod Immunol. 2011 Dec; 66(6):488-94.
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  38. Fichorova RN, Lai JJ, Schwartz JL, Weiner DH, Mauck CK, Callahan MM. Baseline variation and associations between subject characteristics and five cytokine biomarkers of vaginal safety among healthy non-pregnant women in microbicide trials. Cytokine. 2011 Jul; 55(1):134-40.
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  39. Singh M, Kindelberger D, Nagymanyoki Z, Ng SW, Quick CM, Elias KM, Yamamoto H, Fichorova R, Fulop V, Berkowitz RS. Matrix metalloproteinases and their inhibitors and inducer in gestational trophoblastic diseases and normal placenta. Gynecol Oncol. 2011 Jul; 122(1):178-82.
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  40. Bose C, Laughon M, Allred EN, Van Marter LJ, O'Shea TM, Ehrenkranz RA, Fichorova R, Leviton A. Blood protein concentrations in the first two postnatal weeks that predict bronchopulmonary dysplasia among infants born before the 28th week of gestation. Pediatr Res. 2011 Apr; 69(4):347-53.
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  41. McElrath TF, Fichorova RN, Allred EN, Hecht JL, Ismail MA, Yuan H, Leviton A. Blood protein profiles of infants born before 28 weeks differ by pregnancy complication. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2011 May; 204(5):418.e1-418.e12.
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  42. Goodman RP, Freret TS, Kula T, Geller AM, Talkington MW, Tang-Fernandez V, Suciu O, Demidenko AA, Ghabrial SA, Beach DH, Singh BN, Fichorova RN, Nibert ML. Clinical isolates of Trichomonas vaginalis concurrently infected by strains of up to four Trichomonasvirus species (Family Totiviridae). J Virol. 2011 May; 85(9):4258-70.
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  43. Leviton A, Kuban KC, Allred EN, Fichorova RN, O'Shea TM, Paneth N. Early postnatal blood concentrations of inflammation-related proteins and microcephaly two years later in infants born before the 28th post-menstrual week. Early Hum Dev. 2011 May; 87(5):325-30.
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  44. Fichorova RN, Onderdonk AB, Yamamoto H, Delaney ML, DuBois AM, Allred E, Leviton A. Maternal microbe-specific modulation of inflammatory response in extremely low-gestational-age newborns. MBio. 2011; 2(1):e00280-10.
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  45. Leviton A, Kuban K, O'Shea TM, Paneth N, Fichorova R, Allred EN, Dammann O. The relationship between early concentrations of 25 blood proteins and cerebral white matter injury in preterm newborns: the ELGAN study. J Pediatr. 2011 Jun; 158(6):897-903.e1-5.
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  46. Hecht JL, Fichorova RN, Tang VF, Allred EN, McElrath TF, Leviton A. Relationship Between Neonatal Blood Protein Concentrations and Placenta Histologic Characteristics in Extremely Low GA Newborns. Pediatr Res. 2011 Jan; 69(1):68-73.
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  47. Goodman RP, Ghabrial SA, Fichorova RN, Nibert ML. Trichomonasvirus: a new genus of protozoan viruses in the family Totiviridae. Arch Virol. 2011 Jan; 156(1):171-9.
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  48. Leviton A, Fichorova R, Yamamoto Y, Allred EN, Dammann O, Hecht J, Kuban K, McElrath T, O'Shea TM, Paneth N. Inflammation-related proteins in the blood of extremely low gestational age newborns. The contribution of inflammation to the appearance of developmental regulation. Cytokine. 2011 Jan; 53(1):66-73.
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  49. Cramer DW, Vitonis AF, Pinheiro SP, McKolanis JR, Fichorova RN, Brown KE, Hatchette TF, Finn OJ. Mumps and ovarian cancer: modern interpretation of an historic association. Cancer Causes Control. 2010 Aug; 21(8):1193-201.
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  50. Gadjeva M, Paradis-Bleau C, Priebe GP, Fichorova R, Pier GB. Caveolin-1 modifies the immunity to Pseudomonas aeruginosa. J Immunol. 2010 Jan 1; 184(1):296-302.
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  51. Fichorova RN. Impact of T. vaginalis infection on innate immune responses and reproductive outcome. J Reprod Immunol. 2009 Dec; 83(1-2):185-9.
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  52. Trifonova RT, Doncel GF, Fichorova RN. Polyanionic microbicides modify Toll-like receptor-mediated cervicovaginal immune responses. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2009 Apr; 53(4):1490-500.
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  53. Mauck CK, Ballagh SA, Creinin MD, Weiner DH, Doncel GF, Fichorova RN, Schwartz JL, Chandra N, Callahan MM. Six-day randomized safety trial of intravaginal lime juice. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2008 Nov 1; 49(3):243-50.
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  54. Singh BN, Hayes GR, Lucas JJ, Sommer U, Viseux N, Mirgorodskaya E, Trifonova RT, Sassi RR, Costello CE, Fichorova RN. Structural details and composition of Trichomonas vaginalis lipophosphoglycan in relevance to the epithelial immune function. Glycoconj J. 2009 Jan; 26(1):3-17.
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  55. Fichorova RN, Richardson-Harman N, Alfano M, Belec L, Carbonneil C, Chen S, Cosentino L, Curtis K, Dezzutti CS, Donoval B, Doncel GF, Donaghay M, Grivel JC, Guzman E, Hayes M, Herold B, Hillier S, Lackman-Smith C, Landay A, Margolis L, Mayer KH, Pasicznyk JM, Pallansch-Cokonis M, Poli G, Reichelderfer P, Roberts P, Rodriguez I, Saidi H, Sassi RR, Shattock R, Cummins JE. Biological and technical variables affecting immunoassay recovery of cytokines from human serum and simulated vaginal fluid: a multicenter study. Anal Chem. 2008 Jun 15; 80(12):4741-51.
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  56. Trifonova RT, Bajpai M, Pasicznyk JM, Chandra N, Doncel GF, Fichorova RN. Biomarkers of leukocyte traffic and activation in the vaginal mucosa. Biomarkers. 2007 Nov-Dec; 12(6):608-22.
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  57. Losikoff P, Fichorova R, Snyder B, Rodriguez I, Cu-Uvin S, Harwell J, Mayer KH. Genital tract interleukin-8 but not interleukin-1beta or interleukin-6 concentration is associated with bacterial vaginosis and its clearance in HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected women. Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol. 2007; 2007:92307.
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  58. Trifonova RT, Pasicznyk JM, Fichorova RN. Biocompatibility of solid-dosage forms of anti-human immunodeficiency virus type 1 microbicides with the human cervicovaginal mucosa modeled ex vivo. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2006 Dec; 50(12):4005-10.
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  59. Fichorova RN, Trifonova RT, Gilbert RO, Costello CE, Hayes GR, Lucas JJ, Singh BN. Trichomonas vaginalis lipophosphoglycan triggers a selective upregulation of cytokines by human female reproductive tract epithelial cells. Infect Immun. 2006 Oct; 74(10):5773-9.
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  60. Canny GO, Trifonova RT, Kindelberger DW, Colgan SP, Fichorova RN. Expression and function of bactericidal/permeability-increasing protein in human genital tract epithelial cells. J Infect Dis. 2006 Aug 15; 194(4):498-502.
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  61. Schwartz JL, Mauck C, Lai JJ, Creinin MD, Brache V, Ballagh SA, Weiner DH, Hillier SL, Fichorova RN, Callahan M. Fourteen-day safety and acceptability study of 6% cellulose sulfate gel: a randomized double-blind Phase I safety study. Contraception. 2006 Aug; 74(2):133-40.
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  62. Fichorova RN, Zhou F, Ratnam V, Atanassova V, Jiang S, Strick N, Neurath AR. Anti-human immunodeficiency virus type 1 microbicide cellulose acetate 1,2-benzenedicarboxylate in a human in vitro model of vaginal inflammation. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2005 Jan; 49(1):323-35.
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  63. Doncel GF, Chandra N, Fichorova RN. Preclinical assessment of the proinflammatory potential of microbicide candidates. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2004 Oct; 37 Suppl 3:S174-80.
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  64. Gargiulo AR, Fichorova RN, Politch JA, Hill JA, Anderson DJ. Detection of implantation-related cytokines in cervicovaginal secretions and peripheral blood of fertile women during ovulatory menstrual cycles. Fertil Steril. 2004 Oct; 82 Suppl 3:1226-34.
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  65. Fichorova RN. Guiding the vaginal microbicide trials with biomarkers of inflammation. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2004 Oct; 37 Suppl 3:S184-93.
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  66. Fichorova RN, Bajpai M, Chandra N, Hsiu JG, Spangler M, Ratnam V, Doncel GF. Interleukin (IL)-1, IL-6, and IL-8 predict mucosal toxicity of vaginal microbicidal contraceptives. Biol Reprod. 2004 Sep; 71(3):761-9.
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  67. Kleine-Lowinski K, Rheinwald JG, Fichorova RN, Anderson DJ, Basile J, Münger K, Daly CM, Rösl F, Rollins BJ. Selective suppression of monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 expression by human papillomavirus E6 and E7 oncoproteins in human cervical epithelial and epidermal cells. Int J Cancer. 2003 Nov 10; 107(3):407-15.
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  68. Krebs FC, Miller SR, Catalone BJ, Fichorova R, Anderson D, Malamud D, Howett MK, Wigdahl B. Comparative in vitro sensitivities of human immune cell lines, vaginal and cervical epithelial cell lines, and primary cells to candidate microbicides nonoxynol 9, C31G, and sodium dodecyl sulfate. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2002 Jul; 46(7):2292-8.
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  69. Fichorova RN, Cronin AO, Lien E, Anderson DJ, Ingalls RR. Response to Neisseria gonorrhoeae by cervicovaginal epithelial cells occurs in the absence of toll-like receptor 4-mediated signaling. J Immunol. 2002 Mar 1; 168(5):2424-32.
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  70. Kalaydjiev SK, Dimitrova DK, Trifonova NL, Fichorova RN, Masharova NG, Raicheva YN, Simeonova MN, Todorova EI, Todorov VI, Nakov LS. The age-related changes in the incidence of 'natural' anti-sperm antibodies suggest they are not auto-/isoantibodies. Am J Reprod Immunol. 2002 Feb; 47(2):65-71.
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  71. Fichorova RN, Desai PJ, Gibson FC, Genco CA. Distinct proinflammatory host responses to Neisseria gonorrhoeae infection in immortalized human cervical and vaginal epithelial cells. Infect Immun. 2001 Sep; 69(9):5840-8.
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  72. Fichorova RN, Tucker LD, Anderson DJ. The molecular basis of nonoxynol-9-induced vaginal inflammation and its possible relevance to human immunodeficiency virus type 1 transmission. J Infect Dis. 2001 Aug 15; 184(4):418-28.
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  73. Fichorova RN, Anderson DJ. Cytokines in the cervical vaginal environment. Cytokines in Reproduction. JA Hill, ed. 2000; 79-91.
  74. Fichorova RN, Anderson DJ. Differential expression of immunobiological mediators by immortalized human cervical and vaginal epithelial cells. Biol Reprod. 1999 Feb; 60(2):508-14.
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  75. Dimitrova-Dikanarova DK, Marinova TT, Fichorova RN. Heterogeneity in the presence of CD4-like molecules on human spermatozoa. Andrologia. 1998 May-Jun; 30(3):147-51.
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  76. Anderson DJ, Politch JA, Tucker LD, Fichorova R, Haimovici F, Tuomala RE, Mayer KH. Quantitation of mediators of inflammation and immunity in genital tract secretions and their relevance to HIV type 1 transmission. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 1998 Apr; 14 Suppl 1:S43-9.
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  77. Fichorova RN, Rheinwald JG, Anderson DJ. Generation of papillomavirus-immortalized cell lines from normal human ectocervical, endocervical, and vaginal epithelium that maintain expression of tissue-specific differentiation proteins. Biol Reprod. 1997 Oct; 57(4):847-55.
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  78. Fichorova R, Nakov L, Baleva M, Nikolov K, Gegova I. Sperm, nuclear, phospholipid, and red blood cell antibodies and isotype RF in infertile couples and patients with autoimmune rheumatic diseases. Am J Reprod Immunol. 1996 Dec; 36(6):309-16.
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  79. Fichorova RN, Boulanov ID. Anti-seminal plasma antibodies associated with infertility: I. Serum antibodies against normozoospermic seminal plasma in patients with unexplained infertility. Am J Reprod Immunol. 1996 Oct; 36(4):198-203.
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  80. Fichorova R, Boulanov I, Stanislavov R. Anti-seminal plasma antibodies associated with infertility: II. Comparative investigation of human antibody binding to normo-, astheno-, and azoospermic seminal plasma antigens. Am J Reprod Immunol. 1996 Oct; 36(4):204-10.
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  81. Fichorova R, Mavrov C, Mladenov I, Dimitrova E, Nakov L. A novel approach to the generation of antibodies against phylogenetically preserved sperm antigens. Theriogenology. 1996 Apr 1; 45(5):957-75.
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  82. Georgieva R, Stefanov D, Fichorova R, Dimitrova E. Effects of the whole extract and the chromatographic fractions of the pig placenta on lymphocyte proliferation and humoral immune response. Theriogenology. 1995 Sep; 44(4):539-51.
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  83. Fichorova RN, Dimitrova E, Nakov L, Tzvetkov D, Penkov R, Taskov H. Detection of antibodies toward epididymal sperm antigens--an obligatory step in evaluation of human immunologic infertility? Am J Reprod Immunol. 1995 May; 33(5):341-9.
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  84. Belova N, Bojanovska V, Boulanov I, Vatev I, Gateva I, Garchev R, Dikanarova D, Koleva R, Kurtev A, Marinova Z, Marcholev L, Mitova L, Mladenov I, Pirjova B, Trifonova N, Uzunov V, Fichorova R. . Tests for Candidate-Students in Medicine, Pharmacy and Dental Medicine. I. Boulanov, ed. 1994.
  85. Fichorova RN, Nakov LS. The use of ELISA to evaluate human antibody binding to epididymal sperm from different species. Am J Reprod Immunol. 1993 Mar; 29(2):109-15.
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  86. Fichorova R, Anderson DJ. Use of sperm viability and acrosomal status assays in combination with immunofluorescence technique to ascertain surface expression of sperm antigens. J Reprod Immunol. 1991 May; 20(1):1-13.
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  87. Fichorova R, Nakov L, Kiurkchiev S, Stanislavov R. [Cross reactivity of human auto- and iso-antispermatozoa sera with spermatozoa of the guinea pig, hamster and rat]. Eksp Med Morfol. 1988; 27(1):36-41.
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