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., The University of Chicago, 1989

Grants

Publications

Huang, Y. C., M. Schmitt, Z. Yang, L. G. Que, J. Stewart, M. W. Frampton, and R. B. Devlin. “Gene Expression in Circulating Mononuclear Cells after Ultrafine Carbon Particle Exposure.” In American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Vol. 179. AMER THORACIC SOC, 2009.

Scholars@Duke

Chudgar, Saumil M., Christopher E. Cox, Loretta G. Que, Kathryn Andolsek, Nancy W. Knudsen, and Alison S. Clay. “Current teaching and evaluation methods in critical care medicine: has the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education affected how we practice and teach in the intensive care unit?” Crit Care Med 37, no. 1 (January 2009): 49–60. https://doi.org/10.1097/CCM.0b013e31819265c8.

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19050627
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Lugogo, Njira L., Geoffrey S. Ginsburg, and Loretta G. Que. “Genetic profiling and tailored therapy in asthma: are we there yet?” Curr Opin Mol Ther 9, no. 6 (December 2007): 528–37.

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18041663
Scholars@Duke

Whalen, Erin J., Matthew W. Foster, Akio Matsumoto, Kentaro Ozawa, Jonathan D. Violin, Loretta G. Que, Chris D. Nelson, et al. “Regulation of beta-adrenergic receptor signaling by S-nitrosylation of G-protein-coupled receptor kinase 2.” Cell 129, no. 3 (May 4, 2007): 511–22. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cell.2007.02.046.

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17482545
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Clay, Alison S., Loretta Que, Emil R. Petrusa, Mark Sebastian, and Joseph Govert. “Debriefing in the intensive care unit: a feedback tool to facilitate bedside teaching.” Crit Care Med 35, no. 3 (March 2007): 738–54. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.CCM.0000257329.22025.18.

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17255866
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Que, Loretta G., Limin Liu, Yun Yan, Gregory S. Whitehead, Stephen H. Gavett, David A. Schwartz, and Jonathan S. Stamler. “Protection from experimental asthma by an endogenous bronchodilator.” Science 308, no. 5728 (June 10, 2005): 1618–21. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1108228.

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15919956
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Liu, Limin, Yun Yan, Ming Zeng, Jian Zhang, Martha A. Hanes, Gregory Ahearn, Timothy J. McMahon, et al. “Essential roles of S-nitrosothiols in vascular homeostasis and endotoxic shock.” Cell 116, no. 4 (February 20, 2004): 617–28. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0092-8674(04)00131-x.

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14980227
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Marshall, H. E., L. G. Que, J. S. Stamler, and B. Gaston. “S-nitrosothiols in lung inflammation.” In Therapeutic Targets in Airway Inflammation, 123–42, 2003.

Scholars@Duke

Yu, Qing, Loretta G. Que, and Don C. Rockey. “Adenovirus-mediated gene transfer to nonparenchymal cells in normal and injured liver.” Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol 282, no. 3 (March 2002): G565–72. https://doi.org/10.1152/ajpgi.00512.2000.

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11842008
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