Loretta Georgina Que, MD

Professor of Medicine
Campus mail 279 Msrb1, Durham, NC 27710
Phone (919) 681-8551
Email address loretta.que@duke.edu

My research interests focus on studying the role of nitric oxide and related enzymes in the pathogenesis of lung disease, specifically that caused by nitrosative/oxidative stress. Proposed studies are performed in cell culture and applied to animal models of disease, then examined in human disease where relevant. It is our hope that by better understanding the role of NO and reactive nitrogen species in mediating inflammation, and regulating cell signaling, that we will not only help to unravel the basic mechanisms of NO related lung disease, but also provide a rationale for targeted therapeutic use of NO.

Key words: nitrosative defense, lung injury, nitric oxide

Education and Training

  • Pulmonary Fellow, Medicine, Duke University, 1993 - 1996
  • Clinical Instructor, Medicine, Yale University, 1992 - 1993
  • Medical Resident, Medicine, Yale University, 1989 - 1992
  • M.D., University of Chicago, 1989

Grants

Publications

Bose, Sonali, Robert J. Henderson, Linda Rogers, Thomas Casale, Gwen Skloot, Xavier Soler, Robert A. Wise, and Loretta G. Que. “Identifying an at-risk population for poor asthma outcomes: Data from the American Lung Association Asthma Clinical Trials Registry..” J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract, November 2019. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaip.2019.04.024.

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31042562
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Cyphert-Daly, Jaime M., Zhonghui Yang, Jennifer L. Ingram, Robert M. Tighe, and Loretta G. Que. “Physiologic response to chronic house dust mite exposure in mice is dependent on lot characteristics..” In J Allergy Clin Immunol, 144:1428-1432.e8, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaci.2019.07.019.

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31369802
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Winnica, Daniel, Catherine Corey, Steven Mullett, Michael Reynolds, Gabrielle Hill, Stacy Wendell, Loretta Que, Fernando Holguin, and Sruti Shiva. “Bioenergetic Differences in the Airway Epithelium of Lean Versus Obese Asthmatics Are Driven by Nitric Oxide and Reflected in Circulating Platelets..” Antioxid Redox Signal 31, no. 10 (October 1, 2019): 673–86. https://doi.org/10.1089/ars.2018.7627.

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30608004
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Wechsler, Michael E., Stanley J. Szefler, Victor E. Ortega, Jacqueline A. Pongracic, Vernon Chinchilli, John J. Lima, Jerry A. Krishnan, et al. “Step-Up Therapy in Black Children and Adults with Poorly Controlled Asthma..” N Engl J Med 381, no. 13 (September 26, 2019): 1227–39. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJMoa1905560.

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31553835
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Dy, Alane Blythe C., Muhammad Z. Arif, Kenneth J. Addison, Loretta G. Que, Scott Boitano, Monica Kraft, and Julie G. Ledford. “Genetic Variation in Surfactant Protein-A2 Delays Resolution of Eosinophilia in Asthma..” J Immunol 203, no. 5 (September 1, 2019): 1122–30. https://doi.org/10.4049/jimmunol.1900546.

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31350355
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Birukova, Anastasiya, Jaime Cyphert-Daly, Robert Ian Cumming, Yen-Rei Yu, Kymberly M. Gowdy, Loretta G. Que, and Robert M. Tighe. “Sex Modifies Acute Ozone-Mediated Airway Physiologic Responses..” Toxicol Sci, June 1, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1093/toxsci/kfz056.

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30825310
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Lazarus, Stephen C., Jerry A. Krishnan, Tonya S. King, Jason E. Lang, Kathryn V. Blake, Ronina Covar, Njira Lugogo, et al. “Mometasone or Tiotropium in Mild Asthma with a Low Sputum Eosinophil Level..” N Engl J Med 380, no. 21 (May 23, 2019): 2009–19. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJMoa1814917.

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31112384
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Yang, Shigao, Alfred T. Harding, Catherine Sweeney, David Miao, Gregory Swan, Connie Zhou, Zhaozhao Jiang, et al. “Control of antiviral innate immune response by protein geranylgeranylation..” Sci Adv, May 2019. https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.aav7999.

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31149635
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Riley, Isaretta L., Beverly Murphy, Zayd Razouki, Jerry A. Krishnan, Andrea Apter, Sande Okelo, Monica Kraft, Cindy Feltner, Loretta G. Que, and L Ebony Boulware. “A Systematic Review of Patient- and Family-Level Inhaled Corticosteroid Adherence Interventions in Black/African Americans..” J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract 7, no. 4 (April 2019): 1184-1193.e3. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaip.2018.10.036.

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30395992
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Tang, Monica, Robert J. Henderson, Janet T. Holbrook, Loretta G. Que, Anne M. Mathews, Robert A. Wise, Anne E. Dixon, et al. “Does Obesity Increase Respiratory Tract Infections in Patients with Asthma?.” J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract, March 2019. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaip.2018.09.033.

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30312805
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