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Zahra Toossi, M.D.

Professor of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University

Division of Infectious Diseases & HIV Medicine


Email : zxt2@case.edu
Office Phone : 216.368.3940
Fax : 216.368.2034

Education

  • M.D. : Pahlavi University School of Medicine, Shiraz, Iran, 1977
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, University of Florida, 1978-1979
  • Residency, University Hospitals of Cleveland, 1979-1981
  • Fellowship, Infectious Diseases, University Hospitals of Cleveland, 1981-1984

Clinical Interests

  • TB
  • HIV

Research Interests

MIA

Selected References

  • El Fenniri, Toossi Z, Aung H, El Iraki G, Bourkkadi J, Benamor J, Laskri A, Berrada N, Benjouad A, Mayanja-Kizza H, Betts MR, El Aouad R, Canaday DH Polyfunctional Mycobacterium turberulosis-specific efffector memory CD4+ T cells at sites fo pleural TB. Tuberuloosis (Edinb), 2011 May; 91 (3):224-30, Epub 2011 Apr 2. PMID:21459675
  • Toossi Z, Wu M, Hirsch CS, Mayanja-Kizza H, Baseke J, Aung H, Canaday DH, Fujinaga K. Activation of P-TEFb at Sites of Dual HIV/TB Infection, and Inhibition of MTB-Induced HIV Transcriptional Activation by the Inhibitor of CDK9, Indirubin-3'-Monoxime. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2011 May 6 (Epub ahead fo print) PMID:21453127
  • Vernon LT, Babineau DC, Demko CA, Lederman MM< Wang X, Toossi Z, Weinberg A, Rodriguez B.A Prospective Cohort Study of Periodontal Disease Measures and Cardiovascular Disease Markers in HIV-Infected Adults. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2011 May 9. (Epub ahead fo print) PMID:21443451.
  • Toossi Z, Hirsch CS, Wu M, Mayanja-Kizza H, Baseke J, Thiel B. Distinct cytokine and regulatory T cell profile at pleural sites of dual HIV/tuberculosis infection compared to that in the systemic ireculation. Clin Exp immunol. 2011 Mar; 163 (3):333-8. doi: 10.111/j.1365-2249.20101.04269.x. PMID:21303360
  • Toossi Z, Wu M, Rojas R, Kalsdorf B, Aung H, Hirsch CS, Walrath J, Wolbink A, van Ham M, Silver RF. Induction of serine protease inhibitor 9 by Mycobacterium tuberculosis inhibits apoptosis and promotes survival of infected macrophages. J Infect Dis. 2012 Jan;205(1):144-51. Epub 2011 Nov 16.
  • Toossi Z, Wu M, Hirsch CS, Mayanja-Kizza H, Baseke J, Aung H, Canaday DH, Fujinaga K. Activation of P-TEFb at Sites of Dual HIV/TB Infection, and Inhibition of MTB-Induced HIV Transcriptional Activation by the Inhibitor of CDK9, Indirubin-3'-Monoxime. AIDS Res Hum
  • Toossi Z, Mayanja-Kizza H, Lawn SD, Hirsch CS, Lupo LD, Butera ST. Dynamic variation in the cellular origin of HIV type 1 during treatment of tuberculosis in dually infected subjects. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2007 Jan;23(1):93-100