Stephen Lowe Young, MD

Professor Emeritus of Medicine
Campus mail A5012 VA Med Ctr, 508 Fulton St, Durham, NC 27705
Phone (919) 286-6946
Email address stephen.young@duke.edu

Although I no longer am actively involved in research, my prior work experience is given below:

My laboratory work focussed upon the cell biology of the lung epithelium: during development, including the processes of branching morphogenesis and second, during the maintenence of lung surface forces through the epithelial secretion known as surfactant.

We emphasized a morphologic approach utilizing the full range of ultrastructural techniques, supplemented with molecular biologic techniques that allow structure function correlations.

I have been involved in clinical trials examining vaccination against influenza and examining the value of inhaled steroids, both experiments in patients with COPD.

I am recognized mainly for work in surfactant and lung development.

Lung surfactant; alveolar type II cell; branching morphogenesis; lung development

Education and Training

  • M.D., University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, 1968

Publications

Piantadosi, Claude A., Raquel R. Bartz, Martha S. Carraway, Andrew J. Ghio, Timothy J. McMahon, David M. Murdoch, Victor L. Roggli, et al. “The opprobrium of Big Tobacco..” Am J Respir Crit Care Med 185, no. 9 (May 1, 2012). https://doi.org/10.1164/ajrccm.185.9.1030.

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22550218
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Gorse, Geoffrey J., Theresa Z. O’connor, Stephen L. Young, Michael P. Habib, Janet Wittes, Kathleen M. Neuzil, and Kristin L. Nichol. “Impact of a winter respiratory virus season on patients with COPD and association with influenza vaccination..” Chest 130, no. 4 (October 2006): 1109–16. https://doi.org/10.1378/chest.130.4.1109.

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17035445
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Roggli, Victor L., Claude A. Piantadosi, Neil R. MacIntyre, Stephen L. Young, Peter S. Kussin, Mark P. Steele, Martha Sue Carraway, et al. “Physician subsidies for tobacco advertising..” Am J Respir Crit Care Med 173, no. 2 (January 15, 2006). https://doi.org/10.1164/ajrccm.173.2.246.

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16391304
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Gorse, Geoffrey J., Theresa Z. O’Connor, Stephen L. Young, Paul M. Mendelman, Suzanne F. Bradley, Kristin L. Nichol, James H. Strickland, et al. “Efficacy trial of live, cold-adapted and inactivated influenza virus vaccines in older adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a VA cooperative study..” Vaccine 21, no. 17–18 (May 16, 2003): 2133–44. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0264-410x(02)00748-x.

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12706704
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Young, Stephen L., Katherine Evans, and Jerry P. Eu. “Nitric oxide modulates branching morphogenesis in fetal rat lung explants..” Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol 282, no. 3 (March 2002): L379–85. https://doi.org/10.1152/ajplung.00462.2000.

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11839530
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Savov, J., J. R. Wright, and S. L. Young. “Incorporation of biotinylated SP-A into rat lung surfactant layer, type II cells, and clara cells..” Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol 279, no. 1 (July 2000): L118–26. https://doi.org/10.1152/ajplung.2000.279.1.L118.

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10893210
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Zhao, Y., S. L. Young, J. C. McIntosh, M. P. Steele, and R. Silbajoris. “Ontogeny and localization of TGF-beta type I receptor expression during lung development..” Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol 278, no. 6 (June 2000): L1231–39. https://doi.org/10.1152/ajplung.2000.278.6.L1231.

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10835329
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Sachs, S., A. J. Ghio, and S. L. Young. “Tyloxapol confers durable protection against hyperoxic lung injury in the rat..” Exp Lung Res 25, no. 6 (September 1999): 543–59. https://doi.org/10.1080/019021499270123.

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10533679
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