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Robert Owen, MD

Title(s)Professor Emeritus, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
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Varies CA 00000
Phone415-750-2101
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    University of California, San FranciscoResidency Gastroenterology
    University of California, San Francisco, CA2018Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training

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    My clinical work includes gastroenterology, general internal medicine, intestinal infectious diseases, HIV infection and AIDS, travel medicine and medical effects of military occupational environmental exposures, especially in Persian Gulf, Afghanistan, Vietnam (Agent Orange) and Ionizing Radiation exposed veterans. I am also a Compensation & Pension examiner for the Department of Veterans Affairs.

    Research Interests:
    My work has involved delineation of the structure and function of Peyer's patches and other mucosal
    lymphoid organs, using ultrastructure, immunohistology, morphometric analysis, and FACS analysis in
    immunocompetent and immunodeficient animal models. Clinical research interests include diarrhea and
    intestinal infections, identifying the role of opportunistic pathogens including Giardia, Cryptosporidia,
    Microsporidia and Mycobacterium avium.

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    CELL UPTAKE/CYTOARCHITECTURE IN PEYERS PATCHES
    NIH/NIDDK R01DK038550Jul 15, 1992 - Jun 30, 1996
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    INTESTINAL IMMUNE RESPONSE: REGULATION AND MECHANISMS
    NIH P01AM033004Dec 1, 1983 - Nov 30, 1986
    Role: Co-Investigator

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    1. Human Angiostrongylus cantonensis: an update. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2012 Apr; 31(4):389-95. Wang QP, Wu ZD, Wei J, Owen RL, Lun ZR. PMID: 21725905.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 43     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsPHPublic Health
    2. Bombesin prevents the atrophy of Peyer's patches and the dysfunction of M cells in rabbits receiving long-term parenteral nutrition. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2007 Mar-Apr; 31(2):75-85. Fujimura Y, Haruma K, Owen RL. PMID: 17308247.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 6     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    3. Basis for the age-related decline in intestinal mucosal immunity. Clin Dev Immunol. 2003 Jun-Dec; 10(2-4):167-72. Schmucker DL, Owen RL, Outenreath R, Thoreux K. PMID: 14768948.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 14     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    4. Tacrolimus (FK506) and cyclosporine reduce the uptake and transport of particles into rabbit Peyer's patches. Transplantation. 2002 Apr 15; 73(7):1049-54. Fujimura Y, Owen RL. PMID: 11965030.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 1     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    5. Aging impairs intestinal immunity. Mech Ageing Dev. 2001 Sep 15; 122(13):1397-411. Schmucker DL, Thoreux K, Owen RL. PMID: 11470129.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 8     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    6. Intestinal lymphocyte number, migration and antibody secretion in young and old rats. Immunology. 2000 Sep; 101(1):161-7. Thoreux K, Owen RL, Schmucker DL. PMID: 11012768.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 9     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    7. Uptake and transport of intestinal macromolecules and microorganisms by M cells in Peyer's patches--a personal and historical perspective. Semin Immunol. 1999 Jun; 11(3):157-63. Owen RL. PMID: 10381861.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 31     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    8. Small intestine pathogens in AIDS: conventional and opportunistic. Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am. 1998 Oct; 8(4):869-88. Koch J, Owen RL. PMID: 9730937.
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    9. New perspectives on the pathogenesis of Cryptosporidium biliary disease. Hepatology. 1998 Oct; 28(4):1159-60. Owen RL. PMID: 9755257.
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    10. Premature trypsinogen activation during cerulein pancreatitis in rats occurs inside pancreatic acinar cells. Pancreas. 1998 Jul; 17(1):38-43. Lüthen R, Owen RL, Sarbia M, Grendell JH, Niederau C. PMID: 9667518.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 6     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    11. Mid-life crisis for M cells. Gut. 1998 Jan; 42(1):11-2. Owen RL. PMID: 9505877.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    12. M cells as portals of entry for HIV. Pathobiology. 1998; 66(3-4):141-4. Owen RL. PMID: 9693315.
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    13. Mucosal abnormalities in microsporidiosis. AIDS. 1997 Nov; 11(13):1589-94. Schmidt W, Schneider T, Heise W, Schulzke JD, Weinke T, Ignatius R, Owen RL, Zeitz M, Riecken EO, Ullrich R. PMID: 9365763.
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    14. Polymerase chain reaction of stool: a powerful tool for specific diagnosis and epidemiologic investigation of enteric microsporidia infections. AIDS. 1997 May; 11(6):817-8. Owen RL. PMID: 9143615.
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    15. The immunopathology of M cells. Springer Semin Immunopathol. 1997; 18(4):421-48. Davis IC, Owen RL. PMID: 9144863.
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    16. Impact of aging on gastrointestinal mucosal immunity. Dig Dis Sci. 1996 Jun; 41(6):1183-93. Schmucker DL, Heyworth MF, Owen RL, Daniels CK. PMID: 8654151.
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    17. M cells as portals of infection: clinical and pathophysiological aspects. Infect Agents Dis. 1996 Jun; 5(3):144-56. Fujimura Y, Owen RL. PMID: 8805077.
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    18. Immunochemical localization of type I VIP receptor and NK-1-type substance P receptor in rat lung. Am J Physiol. 1995 Apr; 268(4 Pt 1):L584-8. Ichikawa S, Sreedharan SP, Owen RL, Goetzl EJ. PMID: 7537460.
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    19. Immunohistochemical localization of peptidergic nerve fibers and neuropeptide receptors in Peyer's patches of the cat ileum. Regul Pept. 1994 Dec 15; 54(2-3):385-95. Ichikawa S, Sreedharan SP, Goetzl EJ, Owen RL. PMID: 7536334.
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    20. Human microsporidial infections. Clin Microbiol Rev. 1994 Oct; 7(4):426-61. Weber R, Bryan RT, Schwartz DA, Owen RL. PMID: 7834600.
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    21. Enterocytozoon bieneusi infection in an immunocompetent patient who had acute diarrhea and who was not infected with the human immunodeficiency virus. Clin Infect Dis. 1994 Sep; 19(3):514-6. Sandfort J, Hannemann A, Gelderblom H, Stark K, Owen RL, Ruf B. PMID: 7811871.
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    22. Microsporidia cause human disease: evidence by subtraction. AIDS. 1994 Aug; 8(8):1183. Owen RL. PMID: 7986419.
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    23. M cells--entryways of opportunity for enteropathogens. J Exp Med. 1994 Jul 01; 180(1):7-9. Owen RL. PMID: 8006602.
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    24. AIDS and the gut. J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 1994 May-Jun; 9(3):291-303. Chui DW, Owen RL. PMID: 8054532.
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    25. Absence of EGF receptors and of EGF uptake in Peyer's patch dome epithelium. Adv Exp Med Biol. 1994; 355:295-301. Kato T, Owen RL. PMID: 7709839.
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    26. Correlation of extracellular matrix components with the cytoarchitecture of mouse Peyer's patches. Cell Tissue Res. 1992 Sep; 269(3):403-10. Ohtsuka A, Piazza AJ, Ermak TH, Owen RL. PMID: 1423508.
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    27. Improved light-microscopical detection of microsporidia spores in stool and duodenal aspirates. The Enteric Opportunistic Infections Working Group. N Engl J Med. 1992 Jan 16; 326(3):161-6. Weber R, Bryan RT, Owen RL, Wilcox CM, Gorelkin L, Visvesvara GS. PMID: 1370122.
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    28. Microsporidia: opportunistic pathogens in patients with AIDS. Prog Clin Parasitol. 1991; 2:1-26. Bryan RT, Cali A, Owen RL, Spencer HC. PMID: 1893116.
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    29. Ultrastructural and cytoarchitectural features of lymphoreticular organs in the colon and rectum of adult BALB/c mice. Am J Anat. 1991 Jan; 190(1):10-8. Owen RL, Piazza AJ, Ermak TH. PMID: 1984672.
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    30. Intracellular development of Enterocytozoon, a unique microsporidian found in the intestine of AIDS patients. J Protozool. 1990 Mar-Apr; 37(2):145-55. Cali A, Owen RL. PMID: 2319490.
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    31. Intestinal barriers to bacteria and their toxins. Annu Rev Med. 1990; 41:393-400. Walker RI, Owen RL. PMID: 2184739.
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    32. Structural specializations for antigen uptake and processing in the digestive tract. Springer Semin Immunopathol. 1990; 12(2-3):139-52. Owen RL, Ermak TH. PMID: 2205936.
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    33. M cells and granular mononuclear cells in Peyer's patch domes of mice depleted of their lymphocytes by total lymphoid irradiation. Am J Pathol. 1989 Mar; 134(3):529-37. Ermak TH, Steger HJ, Strober S, Owen RL. PMID: 2923183.
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    34. Absence of secretory component expression by epithelial cells overlying rabbit gut-associated lymphoid tissue. Gastroenterology. 1988 Nov; 95(5):1173-7. Pappo J, Owen RL. PMID: 2458985.
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    35. Depletion and repopulation of lymphocytes in Peyer's patches of mice after total lymphoid irradiation. Lab Invest. 1988 Nov; 59(5):591-7. Ermak TH, Steger HJ, Owen RL, Strober S. PMID: 2903270.
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    36. Differential adherence of epithelium overlying gut-associated lymphoid tissue. An ultrastructural study. Lab Invest. 1988 Jun; 58(6):692-7. Pappo J, Steger HJ, Owen RL. PMID: 3379916.
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    37. Modulation of lymphocyte subsets in Peyer's patches of mice treated with monoclonal antibody against helper T-cells. J Histochem Cytochem. 1988 Apr; 36(4):417-23. Ermak TH, Steger HJ, Owen RL, Heyworth MF. PMID: 2964470.
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    38. Bacterial characteristics and follicle surface structure: their roles in Peyer's patch uptake and transport of Vibrio cholerae. Adv Exp Med Biol. 1988; 237:705-15. Owen RL, Cray WC, Ermak TH, Pierce NF. PMID: 3254071.
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    39. Phenotype and distribution of T lymphocytes in Peyer's patches of athymic mice. Histochemistry. 1987; 87(4):321-5. Ermak TH, Owen RL. PMID: 3319975.
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    40. Epithelial cell specialization within human Peyer's patches: an ultrastructural study of intestinal lymphoid follicles. Gastroenterology. 1974 Feb; 66(2):189-203. Owen RL, Jones AL. PMID: 4810912.
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    41. Rectal and pharyngeal gonorrhea in homosexual men. JAMA. 1972 Jun 05; 220(10):1315-8. Owen RL, Hill JL. PMID: 4623385.
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