Jalian HR, Liu PT, Kanchanapoomi M, Legaspi A, Modlin RL, Kim J. All-trans retinoic acid downregulates Propionibacterium acnes induced matrix metalloproteinase-1,9 and upregulates tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinase-1 in human monocytes. Journal of Investigative Dermatology 128:2777-82, 2008. Read Publication

Liu PT, Phan J, Tang D, Kanchanapoomi M, Hall B, Krutzik SR, Kim J. CD209+ macrophages mediate host defense against Propionibacterium acnes. Journal of Immunology 180:4919-23, 2008. Read Publication

McInturff J, Wang S-J, Machleidt T, Lin R, Oren A, Hertz C, Krutzik S, Hart S, Zeh K, Anderson D, Gallo R, Modlin RL, Kim J. Granulysin-derived Peptides Demonstrate Antimicrobial and Antiinflammatory Activity against Propionibacterium acnes. Journal of Investigative Dermatology 125:256-263, 2005. Read Publication

Liu P, Krutzik S, Kim J, Modlin R. Cutting edge: All-trans retinoic acid downregulates Toll-like receptor-2 expression and function. Journal of Immunology 174:2467-2470, 2005. Read Publication

Miller LS, Sorensen OE, Liu PT, Jalian HR, Eshtiaghpour D, Behmanesh BE, Chung W, Stamer TD, Kim J, Sieling PA, Ganz T, Modlin RL. TGFa regulates Toll-like receptor expression and function on epidermal keratinocytes. Journal of Immunology 174:6137-6143, 2005. Read Publication

Kim J, Ochoa MT, Krutzik S, Takeuchi O, Uematsu S, Legaspi A, Brightbill H, Holland D, Cunliffe WJ, Akira S, Sieling PA, Godowski PJ, Modlin RL. Activation of Inflammatory Cytokine Responses in Acne Occurs through Toll-like Receptor 2. Journal of Immunology 169:1535-1541, 2002. Read Publication

Selected Reviews

Zussman J, Abhout J, Kim J. Vitamins and Photoaging: Do Scientific Evidence Support their Data". Journal of American Academy of Dermatology (accepted for publication, August 2009).

Kim J. Acne vaccines: therapeutic option for the treatment of acne vulgaris? Journal of Investigative Dermatology 128:2353-4, 2008. Read Publication

McInturff J, Kim J. The Role of Toll: How therapies targeting Toll-like Receptors treat skin diseases. Drug and Discovery Today: Therapeutic Strategies 3:75-80, 2006.

McInturff J, Modlin RL, Kim J. The Role of Toll-like Receptors in the Pathogenesis and Treatment of Dermatological Disease. Journal of Investigative Dermatology 125:1-8, 2005. Read Publication