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Wilson Liao, MD

TitleAssociate Professor
SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
DepartmentDermatology
Address2340 Sutter Street
San Francisco CA 94115
Phone415-476-8364
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    Harvard UniversityA.B.1998Biochemical Sciences
    National Institutes of HealthClinical Research Training Fellowship2002National Human Genome Research Institute
    Harvard UniversityM.D.2003School of Medicine
    University of California San FranciscoClinical Residency2007Department of Dermatology
    University of California San FranciscoPostdoctoral Fellowship2009Human Genetics

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    ACADEMIC INTERESTS
    Dr. Liao serves as Director of the UCSF Psoriasis and Skin Treatment Center and is deeply engaged in patient care, clinical trials, and basic science research. The Liao laboratory studies the genetics and environmental triggers of psoriasis, a common immune-mediated skin disease. Dr. Liao directs the UCSF Psoriasis Research Initiative and Biobank with over 1,000 subjects, which is used for genetic and translational research studies. The Liao lab has contributed to the publication of the first two genome-wide association studies in psoriasis and has helped identify over 20 additional risk variants, including a deletion of the late cornified envelope genes, common variants in UBE2L3 and SH2B3, copy number changes in KIR3DS1 and NKG2C, and rare variants in IFIH1 and CARD14. His lab has identified a genetic similarity between individuals with psoriasis and individuals who have robust immunity against HIV-1. This has highlighted the role of antiviral immune responses in contributing to autoimmune susceptibility. Current projects include the identification of psoriasis causal variants through high resolution genetic mapping and functional genomics, elucidation of psoriasis pathways through novel transcriptional and immunoprofiling technologies, and determination of the role of the microbiome in psoriatic inflammation. We welcome inquiries about collaborations and student participation in research.


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    MHC and KIR Region Genomics in Psoriasis
    NIH/NIAID U01AI119125Jul 24, 2015 - Jun 30, 2020
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Identification of Causal Variants in Psoriasis
    NIH/NIAMS R01AR065174Jul 19, 2013 - May 31, 2017
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Genetic Analysis of the TNF Pathway in Psoriasis
    NIH/NIAMS K08AR057763Jul 1, 2010 - Jun 30, 2015
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Jeon C, Nakamura M, Sekhon S, Yan D, Wu JJ, Liao W, Bhutani T. Generalized pustular psoriasis treated with apremilast in a patient with multiple medical comorbidities. JAAD Case Rep. 2017 Nov; 3(6):495-497. PMID: 29034298.
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    2. Yan D, Afifi L, Jeon C, Cordoro KM, Liao W. A cross-sectional study of psoriasis triggers among different ethno-racial groups. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2017 Oct; 77(4):756-758.e1. PMID: 28917456.
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    3. Sekhon S, Jeon C, Nakamura M, Afifi L, Yan D, Wu J, Liao W, Bhutani T. Review of the mechanism of action of coal tar in psoriasis. J Dermatolog Treat. 2017 Sep 19; 1-3. PMID: 28814117.
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    4. Jeon C, Yan D, Nakamura M, Sekhon S, Bhutani T, Berger T, Liao W. Frequency and Management of Sleep Disturbance in Adults with Atopic Dermatitis: A Systematic Review. Dermatol Ther (Heidelb). 2017 Jul 13. PMID: 28707054.
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    5. Abrouk M, Farahnik B, Zhu TH, Nakamura M, Singh R, Lee K, Lucking SM, Blossom J, Liao W, Koo J, Bhutani T, Shinkai K, Nguyen T. Apremilast treatment of atopic dermatitis and other chronic eczematous dermatoses. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2017 07; 77(1):177-180. PMID: 28619562.
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    6. Abrouk M, Lee K, Brodsky M, Nakamura M, Singh R, Zhu TH, Farahnik B, Liao W. Ethnicity affects the presenting severity of psoriasis. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2017 07; 77(1):180-182. PMID: 28619563.
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    7. Cordoro KM, Hitraya-Low M, Taravati K, Sandoval PM, Kim E, Sugarman J, Pauli ML, Liao W, Rosenblum MD. Skin-infiltrating, interleukin-22-producing T cells differentiate pediatric psoriasis from adult psoriasis. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2017 Sep; 77(3):417-424. PMID: 28624119.
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    8. Ali N, Zirak B, Rodriguez RS, Pauli ML, Truong HA, Lai K, Ahn R, Corbin K, Lowe MM, Scharschmidt TC, Taravati K, Tan MR, Ricardo-Gonzalez RR, Nosbaum A, Bertolini M, Liao W, Nestle FO, Paus R, Cotsarelis G, Abbas AK, Rosenblum MD. Regulatory T Cells in Skin Facilitate Epithelial Stem Cell Differentiation. Cell. 2017 Jun 01; 169(6):1119-1129.e11. PMID: 28552347.
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    9. Afifi L, Danesh MJ, Lee KM, Beroukhim K, Farahnik B, Ahn RS, Yan D, Singh RK, Nakamura M, Koo J, Liao W. Dietary Behaviors in Psoriasis: Patient-Reported Outcomes from a U.S. National Survey. Dermatol Ther (Heidelb). 2017 Jun; 7(2):227-242. PMID: 28526915.
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    10. Farahnik B, Beroukhim K, Nakamura M, Abrouk M, Zhu TH, Singh R, Lee K, Bhutani T, Koo J, Liao W. Use of an oral phosphodiesterase-4 inhibitor (apremilast) for the treatment of chronic, severe atopic dermatitis: a case report. Dermatol Online J. 2017 May 15; 23(5). PMID: 28537861.
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    11. Ahn RS, Taravati K, Lai K, Lee KM, Nititham J, Gupta R, Chang DS, Arron ST, Rosenblum M, Liao W. Transcriptional landscape of epithelial and immune cell populations revealed through FACS-seq of healthy human skin. Sci Rep. 2017 May 02; 7(1):1343. PMID: 28465541.
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    12. Chaudhari S, Leon A, Levin E, Neuhaus I, Liao W. Case Report of Multiple Keratoacanthomas and Squamous Cell Carcinomas in a Patient Receiving Pembrolizumab. J Drugs Dermatol. 2017 May 01; 16(5):513-515. PMID: 28628690.
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    13. Yan D, Issa N, Afifi L, Jeon C, Chang HW, Liao W. The Role of the Skin and Gut Microbiome in Psoriatic Disease. Curr Dermatol Rep. 2017 Jun; 6(2):94-103. PMID: 28804689.
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    14. Singh RK, Chang HW, Yan D, Lee KM, Ucmak D, Wong K, Abrouk M, Farahnik B, Nakamura M, Zhu TH, Bhutani T, Liao W. Influence of diet on the gut microbiome and implications for human health. J Transl Med. 2017 Apr 08; 15(1):73. PMID: 28388917.
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    15. Wu JJ, Gilbert KE, Batech M, Manalo IF, Towner WJ, Raposo RA, Nixon DF, Liao W. Examining HIV Viral Load in a Matched Cohort of HIV Positive Individuals With and Without Psoriasis. J Drugs Dermatol. 2017 Apr 01; 16(4):372-377. PMID: 28403272.
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    16. Yan D, Afifi L, Jeon C, Trivedi M, Chang HW, Lee K, Liao W. The metabolomics of psoriatic disease. Psoriasis (Auckl). 2017; 7:1-15. PMID: 28824870.
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    17. Nosrati A, Afifi L, Danesh MJ, Lee K, Yan D, Ahn R, Liao W. Dietary modifications in atopic dermatitis: patient-reported outcomes. J Dermatolog Treat. 2017 Sep; 28(6):523-538. PMID: 28043181.
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    18. Cordoro KM, Ucmak D, Hitraya-Low M, Rosenblum MD, Liao W. Response to Interleukin (IL)-17 Inhibition in an Adolescent With Severe Manifestations of IL-36 Receptor Antagonist Deficiency (DITRA). JAMA Dermatol. 2017 Jan 01; 153(1):106-108. PMID: 27760239.
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    19. Afifi L, Shankle L, Armstrong AW, Boas M, Bridges A, Chiguil V, Doris F, Callis Duffin K, Fielding E, Fleischmann R, Gelfand JM, Kiselica M, Kiselica C, LaFoy B, Latella JJ, Takeshita J, Truman S, Wan MT, Wilkerson V, Wu JJ, Siegel MP, Liao W. National Psoriasis Foundation Priorities for Patient-Centered Research: Proceedings from the 2016 Conference. J Psoriasis Psoriatic Arthritis. 2017; 2(3):73-80. PMID: 28825055.
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    20. Nititham J, Gupta R, Zeng X, Hartogensis W, Nixon DF, Deeks SG, Hecht FM, Liao W. Psoriasis risk SNPs and their association with HIV-1 control. Hum Immunol. 2017 Feb; 78(2):179-184. PMID: 27810495.
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    21. Ahn R, Gupta R, Lai K, Chopra N, Arron ST, Liao W. Network analysis of psoriasis reveals biological pathways and roles for coding and long non-coding RNAs. BMC Genomics. 2016 Oct 28; 17(1):841. PMID: 27793094.
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    22. Brown G, Wang E, Leon A, Huynh M, Wehner M, Matro R, Linos E, Liao W, Haemel A. Tumor necrosis factor-a inhibitor-induced psoriasis: Systematic review of clinical features, histopathological findings, and management experience. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2017 Feb; 76(2):334-341. PMID: 27720274.
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    23. Chow M, Lai K, Ahn R, Gupta R, Arron S, Liao W. Effect of Adalimumab on Gene Expression Profiles of Psoriatic Skin and Blood. J Drugs Dermatol. 2016 Aug 01; 15(8):988-94. PMID: 27538000.
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    24. Zhu TH, Nakamura M, Farahnik B, Abrouk M, Singh RK, Lee KM, Hulse S, Koo J, Bhutani T, Liao W, et al. The Patient's Guide to Psoriasis Treatment. Part 4: Goeckerman Therapy. Dermatol Ther (Heidelb). 2016 Sep; 6(3):333-9. PMID: 27474032; PMCID: PMC4972738.
    25. Abrouk M, Nakamura M, Zhu TH, Farahnik B, Singh RK, Lee KM, Jose MV, Koo J, Bhutani T, Liao W, et al. The Patient's Guide to Psoriasis Treatment. Part 3: Biologic Injectables. Dermatol Ther (Heidelb). 2016 Sep; 6(3):325-31. PMID: 27474031; PMCID: PMC4972737.
    26. Farahnik B, Nakamura M, Singh RK, Abrouk M, Zhu TH, Lee KM, Jose MV, DaLovisio R, Koo J, Bhutani T, Liao W, et al. The Patient's Guide to Psoriasis Treatment. Part 2: PUVA Phototherapy. Dermatol Ther (Heidelb). 2016 Sep; 6(3):315-24. PMID: 27474030; PMCID: PMC4972736.
    27. Singh RK, Lee KM, Jose MV, Nakamura M, Ucmak D, Farahnik B, Abrouk M, Zhu TH, Bhutani T, Liao W, et al. The Patient's Guide to Psoriasis Treatment. Part 1: UVB Phototherapy. Dermatol Ther (Heidelb). 2016 Sep; 6(3):307-13. PMID: 27474029; PMCID: PMC4972735.
    28. Singh RK, Lee KM, Ucmak D, Brodsky M, Atanelov Z, Farahnik B, Abrouk M, Nakamura M, Zhu TH, Liao W. Erythrodermic psoriasis: pathophysiology and current treatment perspectives. Psoriasis (Auckl). 2016; 6:93-104. PMID: 28856115.
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    29. Tang R, Wei Y, Li Z, Chen H, Miao Q, Bian Z, Zhang H, Wang Q, Wang Z, Lian M, Yang F, Jiang X, Yang Y, Li E, Seldin MF, Gershwin ME, Liao W, Shi Y, Ma X. A Common Variant in CLDN14 is Associated with Primary Biliary Cirrhosis and Bone Mineral Density. Sci Rep. 2016 Feb 04; 6:19877. PMID: 26842849; PMCID: PMC4740766.
    30. Singh RK, Lee KM, Vujkovic-Cvijin I, Ucmak D, Farahnik B, Abrouk M, Nakamura M, Zhu TH, Bhutani T, Wei M, Liao W. The role of IL-17 in vitiligo: A review. Autoimmun Rev. 2016 Apr; 15(4):397-404. PMID: 26804758; PMCID: PMC4769658 [Available on 04/01/17].
    31. Gupta R, Ahn R, Lai K, Mullins E, Debbaneh M, Dimon M, Arron S, Liao W. Landscape of Long Noncoding RNAs in Psoriatic and Healthy Skin. J Invest Dermatol. 2016 Mar; 136(3):603-9. PMID: 27015450.
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    32. Ahn RS, Moslehi H, Martin MP, Abad-Santos M, Bowcock AM, Carrington M, Liao W. Inhibitory KIR3DL1 alleles are associated with psoriasis. Br J Dermatol. 2016 Feb; 174(2):449-51. PMID: 26286807; PMCID: PMC4752910 [Available on 02/01/17].
    33. Beroukhim K, Nguyen C, Danesh M, Lee K, Liao W. Increasing medical student exposure to clinical dermatology through participation in volunteer clinics. Dermatol Online J. 2015 Oct 16; 21(10). PMID: 26632808.
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    34. Nguyen CM, Liao W. Genomic imprinting in psoriasis and atopic dermatitis: A review. J Dermatol Sci. 2015 Nov; 80(2):89-93. PMID: 26341698.
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    35. Yin X, Low HQ, Wang L, Li Y, Ellinghaus E, Han J, Estivill X, Sun L, Zuo X, Shen C, Zhu C, Zhang A, Sanchez F, Padyukov L, Catanese JJ, Krueger GG, Duffin KC, Mucha S, Weichenthal M, Weidinger S, Lieb W, Foo JN, Li Y, Sim K, Liany H, Irwan I, Teo Y, Theng CT, Gupta R, Bowcock A, De Jager PL, Qureshi AA, de Bakker PI, Seielstad M, Liao W, Ståhle M, Franke A, Zhang X, Liu J. Genome-wide meta-analysis identifies multiple novel associations and ethnic heterogeneity of psoriasis susceptibility. Nat Commun. 2015 Apr 23; 6:6916. PMID: 25903422; PMCID: PMC4423213.
    36. Raposo RA, Gupta R, Abdel-Mohsen M, Dimon M, Debbaneh M, Jiang W, York VA, Leadabrand KS, Brown G, Malakouti M, Arron S, Kuebler PJ, Wu JJ, Pillai SK, Nixon DF, Liao W. Antiviral gene expression in psoriasis. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2015 Oct; 29(10):1951-7. PMID: 25809693; PMCID: PMC4580491 [Available on 10/01/16].
    37. Tang R, Chen H, Miao Q, Bian Z, Ma W, Feng X, Seldin MF, Invernizzi P, Gershwin ME, Liao W, Ma X. The cumulative effects of known susceptibility variants to predict primary biliary cirrhosis risk. Genes Immun. 2015 Apr-May; 16(3):193-8. PMID: 25569263.
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    38. Nititham J, Taylor KE, Gupta R, Chen H, Ahn R, Liu J, Seielstad M, Ma A, Bowcock AM, Criswell LA, Stahle M, Liao W. Meta-analysis of the TNFAIP3 region in psoriasis reveals a risk haplotype that is distinct from other autoimmune diseases. Genes Immun. 2015 Mar; 16(2):120-6. PMID: 25521225; PMCID: PMC4526682.
    39. Zheng CL, Wang NJ, Chung J, Moslehi H, Sanborn JZ, Hur JS, Collisson EA, Vemula SS, Naujokas A, Chiotti KE, Cheng JB, Fassihi H, Blumberg AJ, Bailey CV, Fudem GM, Mihm FG, Cunningham BB, Neuhaus IM, Liao W, Oh DH, Cleaver JE, LeBoit PE, Costello JF, Lehmann AR, Gray JW, Spellman PT, Arron ST, Huh N, Purdom E, Cho RJ. Transcription restores DNA repair to heterochromatin, determining regional mutation rates in cancer genomes. Cell Rep. 2014 Nov 20; 9(4):1228-34. PMID: 25456125; PMCID: PMC4254608.
    40. Gupta R, Michaud HA, Zeng X, Debbaneh M, Arron ST, Jones RB, Ormsby CE, Nixon DF, Liao W. Diminished humoral responses against and reduced gene expression levels of human endogenous retrovirus-K (HERV-K) in psoriasis. J Transl Med. 2014 Sep 16; 12:256. PMID: 25224121; PMCID: PMC4174287.
    41. Bhatia BK, Millsop JW, Debbaneh M, Koo J, Linos E, Liao W. Diet and psoriasis, part II: celiac disease and role of a gluten-free diet. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2014 Aug; 71(2):350-8. PMID: 24780176; PMCID: PMC4104239.
    42. Millsop JW, Bhatia BK, Debbaneh M, Koo J, Liao W. Diet and psoriasis, part III: role of nutritional supplements. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2014 Sep; 71(3):561-9. PMID: 24780177; PMCID: PMC4134971.
    43. Debbaneh M, Millsop JW, Bhatia BK, Koo J, Liao W. Diet and psoriasis, part I: Impact of weight loss interventions. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2014 Jul; 71(1):133-40. PMID: 24709272; PMCID: PMC4065614.
    44. Levin EC, Debbaneh M, Koo J, Liao W. Biologic therapy in erythrodermic and pustular psoriasis. J Drugs Dermatol. 2014 Mar; 13(3):342-54. PMID: 24595581.
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    45. Gupta R, Debbaneh MG, Liao W. Genetic Epidemiology of Psoriasis. Curr Dermatol Rep. 2014 Mar; 3(1):61-78. PMID: 25580373.
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    46. Liao W, Cordoro K, Frieden I, Shinkai K. How to prepare and deliver a great talk. Clin Dermatol. 2014 Nov-Dec; 32(6):878-82. PMID: 25441479.
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    47. Sanchez Rodriguez R, Pauli ML, Neuhaus IM, Yu SS, Arron ST, Harris HW, Yang SH, Anthony BA, Sverdrup FM, Krow-Lucal E, MacKenzie TC, Johnson DS, Meyer EH, Löhr A, Hsu A, Koo J, Liao W, Gupta R, Debbaneh MG, Butler D, Huynh M, Levin EC, Leon A, Hoffman WY, McGrath MH, Alvarado MD, Ludwig CH, Truong HA, Maurano MM, Gratz IK, Abbas AK, Rosenblum MD. Memory regulatory T cells reside in human skin. J Clin Invest. 2014 Mar; 124(3):1027-36. PMID: 24509084; PMCID: PMC3934172.
    48. Dimon MT, Wood HM, Rabbitts PH, Liao W, Cho RJ, Arron ST. No evidence for integrated viral DNA in the genome sequence of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma. J Invest Dermatol. 2014 Jul; 134(7):2055-2057. PMID: 24480882; PMCID: PMC4057961.
    49. Wu W, Debbaneh M, Moslehi H, Koo J, Liao W. Tonsillectomy as a treatment for psoriasis: a review. J Dermatolog Treat. 2014 Dec; 25(6):482-6. PMID: 24283892; PMCID: PMC4620715.
    50. Kulkarni S, Qi Y, O'hUigin C, Pereyra F, Ramsuran V, McLaren P, Fellay J, Nelson G, Chen H, Liao W, Bass S, Apps R, Gao X, Yuki Y, Lied A, Ganesan A, Hunt PW, Deeks SG, Wolinsky S, Walker BD, Carrington M. Genetic interplay between HLA-C and MIR148A in HIV control and Crohn disease. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Dec 17; 110(51):20705-10. PMID: 24248364; PMCID: PMC3870724.
    51. Gupta R, Wu JJ, Levin E, Koo JY, Liao W. Possible drug-drug interaction between adalimumab and duloxetine and/or pregabalin in a psoriasis patient. J Drugs Dermatol. 2013 Oct; 12(10):1089. PMID: 24085041.
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    52. Zeng X, Chen H, Gupta R, Paz-Altschul O, Bowcock AM, Liao W. Deletion of the activating NKG2C receptor and a functional polymorphism in its ligand HLA-E in psoriasis susceptibility. Exp Dermatol. 2013 Oct; 22(10):679-81. PMID: 24079744; PMCID: PMC3813441.
    53. Lu Y, Kane S, Chen H, Leon A, Levin E, Nguyen T, Debbaneh M, Millsop JW, Gupta R, Huynh M, Butler D, Cordoro K, Liao W. The role of 39 psoriasis risk variants on age of psoriasis onset. ISRN Dermatol. 2013; 2013:203941. PMID: 24175098; PMCID: PMC3794653.
    54. Gupta R, Levin E, Wu JJ, Koo J, Liao W. An update on drug-drug interactions with biologics for the treatment of moderate-to-severe psoriasis. J Dermatolog Treat. 2014 Feb; 25(1):87-9. PMID: 23855593.
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    55. Raposo RA, Abdel-Mohsen M, Holditch SJ, Kuebler PJ, Cheng RG, Eriksson EM, Liao W, Pillai SK, Nixon DF. Increased expression of intrinsic antiviral genes in HLA-B*57-positive individuals. J Leukoc Biol. 2013 Nov; 94(5):1051-9. PMID: 23929683; PMCID: PMC3800066.
    56. Gupta R, Debbaneh M, Butler D, Huynh M, Levin E, Leon A, Koo J, Liao W. The Goeckerman regimen for the treatment of moderate to severe psoriasis. J Vis Exp. 2013 Jul 11; (77):e50509. PMID: 23892536; PMCID: PMC3735239.
    57. Emson CL, Fitzmaurice S, Lindwall G, Li KW, Hellerstein MK, Maibach HI, Liao W, Turner SM. A pilot study demonstrating a non-invasive method for the measurement of protein turnover in skin disorders: application to psoriasis. Clin Transl Med. 2013; 2:12. PMID: 23773261; PMCID: PMC3689631.
    58. Apps R, Qi Y, Carlson JM, Chen H, Gao X, Thomas R, Yuki Y, Del Prete GQ, Goulder P, Brumme ZL, Brumme CJ, John M, Mallal S, Nelson G, Bosch R, Heckerman D, Stein JL, Soderberg KA, Moody MA, Denny TN, Zeng X, Fang J, Moffett A, Lifson JD, Goedert JJ, Buchbinder S, Kirk GD, Fellay J, McLaren P, Deeks SG, Pereyra F, Walker B, Michael NL, Weintrob A, Wolinsky S, Liao W, Carrington M. Influence of HLA-C expression level on HIV control. Science. 2013 Apr 05; 340(6128):87-91. PMID: 23559252; PMCID: PMC3784322.
    59. Batista MD, Tincati C, Milush JM, Ho EL, Ndhlovu LC, York VA, Kallas EG, Kalil J, Keating SM, Norris PJ, Chang D, Unemori P, Leslie KS, Maurer T, Liao W, Nixon DF. CD57 expression and cytokine production by T cells in lesional and unaffected skin from patients with psoriasis. PLoS One. 2013; 8(2):e52144. PMID: 23468834; PMCID: PMC3585296.
    60. Leon A, Liao W, Gupta R, Koo JYM, Wu JJ. Tumor Necrosis Factor-Alpha Triad: Psoriasis, Cardiovascular Disease, and Depression. Psoriasis Forum. 2013; 19(1):41-49.
    61. Wong T, Hsu L, Liao W. Phototherapy in psoriasis: a review of mechanisms of action. J Cutan Med Surg. 2013 Jan-Feb; 17(1):6-12. PMID: 23364144; PMCID: PMC3736829.
    62. Batista MD, Ho EL, Kuebler PJ, Milush JM, Lanier LL, Kallas EG, York VA, Chang D, Liao W, Unemori P, Leslie KS, Maurer T, Nixon DF. Skewed distribution of natural killer cells in psoriasis skin lesions. Exp Dermatol. 2013 Jan; 22(1):64-6. PMID: 23278897; PMCID: PMC3777400.
    63. Lu Y, Chen H, Nikamo P, Qi Low H, Helms C, Seielstad M, Liu J, Bowcock AM, Stahle M, Liao W. Association of cardiovascular and metabolic disease genes with psoriasis. J Invest Dermatol. 2013 Mar; 133(3):836-9. PMID: 23190900; PMCID: PMC3570714.
    64. Park KK, Liao W, Murase JE. A review of monochromatic excimer light in vitiligo. Br J Dermatol. 2012 Sep; 167(3):468-78. PMID: 22524428.
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    65. Su SY, Kasberger J, Baranzini S, Byerley W, Liao W, Oksenberg J, Sherr E, Jorgenson E. Detection of identity by descent using next-generation whole genome sequencing data. BMC Bioinformatics. 2012 Jun 06; 13:121. PMID: 22672699; PMCID: PMC3403908.
    66. Jordan CT, Cao L, Roberson ED, Duan S, Helms CA, Nair RP, Duffin KC, Stuart PE, Goldgar D, Hayashi G, Olfson EH, Feng BJ, Pullinger CR, Kane JP, Wise CA, Goldbach-Mansky R, Lowes MA, Peddle L, Chandran V, Liao W, Rahman P, Krueger GG, Gladman D, Elder JT, Menter A, Bowcock AM. Rare and common variants in CARD14, encoding an epidermal regulator of NF-kappaB, in psoriasis. Am J Hum Genet. 2012 May 04; 90(5):796-808. PMID: 22521419; PMCID: PMC3376540.
    67. Lai OY, Chen H, Michaud HA, Hayashi G, Kuebler PJ, Hultman GK, Ariza ME, Williams MV, Batista MD, Nixon DF, Foerster J, Bowcock AM, Liao W. Protective effect of human endogenous retrovirus K dUTPase variants on psoriasis susceptibility. J Invest Dermatol. 2012 Jul; 132(7):1833-40. PMID: 22437317; PMCID: PMC3375357.
    68. Chen H, Hayashi G, Lai OY, Dilthey A, Kuebler PJ, Wong TV, Martin MP, Fernandez Vina MA, McVean G, Wabl M, Leslie KS, Maurer T, Martin JN, Deeks SG, Carrington M, Bowcock AM, Nixon DF, Liao W. Psoriasis patients are enriched for genetic variants that protect against HIV-1 disease. PLoS Genet. 2012 Feb; 8(2):e1002514. PMID: 22577363; PMCID: PMC3343879.
    69. Birnbaum RY, Hayashi G, Cohen I, Poon A, Chen H, Lam ET, Kwok PY, Birk OS, Liao W. Association analysis identifies ZNF750 regulatory variants in psoriasis. BMC Med Genet. 2011 Dec 20; 12:167. PMID: 22185198; PMCID: PMC3274454.
    70. Kamangar F, Isip L, Bhutani T, Dennis M, Heller MM, Lee ES, Nie H, Liao W. How psoriasis patients perceive, obtain, and use biologic agents: Survey from an academic medical center. J Dermatolog Treat. 2013 Feb; 24(1):13-24. PMID: 22007699; PMCID: PMC3679890.
    71. Roberson ED, Liu Y, Ryan C, Joyce CE, Duan S, Cao L, Martin A, Liao W, Menter A, Bowcock AM. A subset of methylated CpG sites differentiate psoriatic from normal skin. J Invest Dermatol. 2012 Mar; 132(3 Pt 1):583-92. PMID: 22071477; PMCID: PMC3568942.
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