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Roumen D. Balabanov, MD

Roumen D. Balabanov, MD
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Specialty:
  • Neurology
Board Certification:
  • Neurology
Faculty Rank: Associate Professor
Medical or Graduate Education: Medical Academy, Sofia, Bulgaria
Residency: University of Chicago Medical Center - Neurology
Fellowship: University of Chicago Medical Center - Demyelinating Diseases
Clinical Expertise:
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Central nervous system infections
  • Central nervous system vasculitis
  • Demyelinating diseases
  • Guillain-Barre syndrome
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Transverse myelitis
Research Interests:
  • Autoimmune and demyelinating diseases of the nervous system
  • immunotherapy
Languages Spoken:
  • Bulgarian
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Below is a list of scientific publications for which this practitioner was either the primary author or a contributor. Citations come from PubMed, a database of biomedical literature, life science journals and online books. PubMed is a service of the US Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. Click on the title of the cited work for more information (this will take you directly to PubMed.gov). Listings go back five years.

  1. Cross-immunoreactivity between bacterial aquaporin-Z and human aquaporin-4: potential relevance to neuromyelitis optica.
    Ren Z, Wang Y, Duan T, Patel J, Liggett T, Loda E, Brahma S, Goswami R, Grouse C, Byrne R, Stefoski D, Javed A, Miller SD, Balabanov R.
    J Immunol. 2012
    2012 Nov 1
    189(9):4602-11. doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.1200486. Epub 2012 Sep 24.
  2. Autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for multiple sclerosis--if confused or hesitant, remember: 'treat with standard immune suppressive drugs and if no inflammation, no response'.
    Burt RK, Balabanov R, Voltarelli J, Barreira A, Burman J.
    Mult Scler. 2012
    2012 Jun
    18(6):772-5. doi: 10.1177/1352458512442993. No abstract available.
  3. Interferon regulatory factor 1 regulation of oligodendrocyte injury and inflammatory demyelination.
    Loda E, Balabanov R.
    Rev Neurosci. 2012
    2012 Jan 26
    23(2):145-52. doi: 10.1515/revneuro-2011-068. Review.
  4. Molecular mechanisms of oligodendrocyte injury in multiple sclerosis and experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis.
    Patel J, Balabanov R.
    Int J Mol Sci. 2012
    2012
    13(8):10647-59. doi: 10.3390/ijms130810647. Epub 2012 Aug 23.
  5. Indolent course of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy during natalizumab treatment in MS.
    Ko MY, Stefoski D, Balabanov R, Vennegoor A, Wattjes MP, van Munster ET, Killestein J, Polman CH.
    Neurology.
    2011 Sep 6
    77(10):1020
  6. Overexpression of the dominant-negative form of interferon regulatory factor 1 in oligodendrocytes protects against experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis.
    Ren Z, Wang Y, Tao D, Liebenson D, Liggett T, Goswami R, Clarke R, Stefoski D, Balabanov R.
    J Neurosci.
    2011 Jun 8
    31(23):8329-41.
  7. The CNS microvascular pericyte: pericyte-astrocyte crosstalk in the regulation of tissue survival.
    Bonkowski D, Katyshev V, Balabanov RD, Borisov A, Dore-Duffy P.
    Fluids Barriers CNS.
    2011 Jan 18
    8(1):8.
  8. IRF-1 signaling in central nervous system glial cells regulates inflammatory demyelination.
    Ren Z, Wang Y, Liebenson D, Liggett T, Goswami R, Stefoski D, Balabanov R.
    J Neuroimmunol.
    2011 Apr
    233(1-2):147-59
  9. Methylation patterns of cell-free plasma DNA in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis
    Liggett T, Melnikov A, Tilwalli S, Yi Q, Chen H, Replogle C, Feng X, Reder A, Stefoski D, Balabanov R, Levenson V
    J Neurol Sci
    2010 Mar 15
    290(1-2):16-21
  10. Central nervous system expression of interferon regulatory factor 1 regulates experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis
    Ren Z, Wang Y, Tao D, Liebenson D, Liggett T, Goswami R, Stefoski D, Balabanov R
    J Neuroimmune Pharmacol
    2010 Jun
    5(2):260-5
  11. STAT1/IRF-1 signaling pathway mediates the injurious effect of interferon-gamma on oligodendrocyte progenitor cells
    Wang Y, Ren Z, Tao D, Tilwalli S, Goswami R, Balabanov R
    Glia
    2010 Jan 15
    58(2):195-208
  12. Autologous non-myeloablative haemopoietic stem cell transplantation in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis: a phase I/II study.
    Burt RK, Loh Y, Cohen B, Stefoski D, Balabanov R, Katsamakis G, Oyama Y, Russell EJ, Stern J, Muraro P, Rose J, Testori A, Bucha J, Jovanovic B, Milanetti F, Storek J, Voltarelli JC, Burns WH.
    Lancet Neurol.
    2009 Mar
    8(3):244-53

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