Translational Autoinflammatory Disease Section

Raphaela T. Goldbach-Mansky, M.D., M.H.S.
Acting Chief
Phone: 301-435-6243

Translational Autoinflammatory Disease Section research focus is on applying a systematic approach to the clinical and immunological description of a number of autoinflammatory diseases. The lab uses targeted interventions to understand the role of specific inflammatory pathways in the pathogenesis of the autoinflammatory diseases. The discovery of single gene mutations, which modify the regulation of inflammatory pathways triggered by exogenous and endogenous “danger” molecules in a number of autoinflammatory diseases has provided new targets to treat and new concepts to understand this disease group. The studies on patients with neonatal-onset multisystem inflammatory disease, NOMID, have demonstrated the pivotal role of IL-1 beta oversecretion on the often devastating inflammatory multiorgan manifestations which include CNS and sensory organ inflammation (i.e. aseptic meningitis, cochlear inflammation and eye inflammation), rash, systemic inflammation with fevers and joint involvement. The overlap of clinical symptoms has led to the investigation of the role of IL-1 in other autoinflammatory/ autoimmune diseases.
Translational Autoinflammatory Disease Section works in partnership with Dr. Dan Kastner the Adjunct Investigator of NIAMS, and his laboratory group. This collaboration has led to the discovery and characterization of genes underlying a number of other autoinflammatory/autoimmune conditions.

Photo of Dr. Goldbach-Mansky, Dr. Liu, and Dr. Chen in the lab Photo of Damaris Garcia working in the lab

Selected Publications

Zhou Q, Yang D, Ombrello AK, Zavialov AV, Toro C, Zavialov AV, Stone DL, Chae JJ, Rosenzweig SD, Bishop K, Barron KS, Kuehn HS, Hoffmann P, Negro A, Tsai WL, Cowen EW, Pei W, Milner JD, Silvin C, Heller T, Chin DT, Patronas NJ, Barber JS, Lee CC, Wood GM, Ling A, Kelly SJ, Kleiner DE, Mullikin JC, Ganson NJ, Kong HH, Hambleton S, Candotti F, Quezado MM, Calvo KR, Alao H, Barham BK, Jones A, Meschia JF, Worrall BB, Kasner SE, Rich SS, Goldbach-Mansky R, Abinun M, Chalom E, Gotte AC, Punaro M, Pascual V, Verbsky JW, Torgerson TR, Singer NG, Gershon TR, Ozen S, Karadag O, Fleisher TA, Remmers EF, Burgess SM, Moir SL, Gadina M, Sood R, Hershfield MS, Boehm M, Kastner DL, Aksentijevich I. Early-onset stroke and vasculopathy associated with mutations in ADA2. N Engl J Med. 2014 Mar 6;370(10):911-20. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1307361. Epub 2014 Feb 19. PubMed Icon

Jesus AA, Goldbach-Mansky R. IL-1 blockade in autoinflammatory syndromes. Annu Rev Med. 2014;65:223-44. doi: 10.1146/annurev-med-061512-150641. PubMed Icon

Almeida de Jesus A, Goldbach-Mansky R. Monogenic autoinflammatory diseases: Concept and clinical manifestations. Clin Immunol. 2013 Jun;147(3):155-74. doi: 10.1016/j.clim.2013.03.016. Epub 2013 Apr 9. PubMed Icon

Aubert P, Suárez-Fariñas M, Mitsui H, Johnson-Huang LM, Harden JL, Pierson KC, Dolan JG, Novitskaya I, Coats I, Estes J, Cowen EW, Plass N, Lee CC, Sun HW, Lowes MA, Goldbach-Mansky R. Homeostatic tissue responses in skin biopsies from NOMID patients with constitutive overproduction of IL-1β. PLoS One. 2012;7(11):e49408. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0049408. Epub 2012 Nov 30. PubMed Icon

Jordan CT, Cao L, Roberson ED, Pierson KC, Yang CF, Joyce CE, Ryan C, Duan S, Helms CA, Liu Y, Chen Y, McBride AA, Hwu WL, Wu JY, Chen YT, Menter A, Goldbach-Mansky R, Lowes MA, Bowcock AM. PSORS2 is due to mutations in CARD14. Am J Hum Genet. 2012 May 4;90(5):784-95. doi: 10.1016/j.ajhg.2012.03.012. Epub 2012 Apr 19. PubMed Icon

Jordan CT, Cao L, Roberson ED, Duan S, Helms CA, Nair RP, Duffin KC, Stuart PE, Goldgar D, Hayashi G, Olfson EH, Feng BJ, Pullinger CR, Kane JP, Wise CA, Goldbach-Mansky R, Lowes MA, Peddle L, Chandran V, Liao W, Rahman P, Krueger GG, Gladman D, Elder JT, Menter A, Bowcock AM. Rare and common variants in CARD14, encoding an epidermal regulator of NF-kappaB, in psoriasis. Am J Hum Genet. 2012 May 4;90(5):796-808. doi: 10.1016/j.ajhg.2012.03.013. Epub 2012 Apr 19. PubMed Icon

Goldbach-Mansky R. Immunology in clinic review series; focus on autoinflammatory diseases: update on monogenic autoinflammatory diseases: the role of interleukin (IL)-1 and an emerging role for cytokines beyond IL-1. Clin Exp Immunol. 2012 Mar;167(3):391-404. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2249.2011.04533.x. PubMed Icon

Cowen EW, Goldbach-Mansky R. DIRA, DITRA, and new insights into pathways of skin inflammation: what's in a name? Arch Dermatol. 2012 Mar;148(3):381-4. doi: 10.1001/archdermatol.2011.3014. PubMed Icon

Sibley CH, Plass N, Snow J, Wiggs E, Brewer C, King K, Zalewski C, Kim HJ, Bishop R, Hill S, Kicker P, Phillips Z, Dolan JG, Widemann B, Jayaprakash N, Pucino F, Stone D, Chapelle D, Snyder C, Butman JA, Wesley R, Goldbach-Mansky R. Sustained response and prevention of damage progression in patients with neonatal-onset multisystem inflammatory disease (NOMID) treated with anakinra. Arthritis Rheum. 2012 Jan 31. doi: 10.1002/art.34409. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed Icon

Liu Y, Ramot Y, Torrelo A, Paller AS, Si N, Babay S, Kim PW, Sheikh A, Lee CC, Chen Y, Vera A, Zhang X, Goldbach-Mansky R, Zlotogorski A. Mutations in PSMB8 cause CANDLE syndrome with evidence of genetic and phenotypic heterogeneity. Arthritis Rheum. 2011 Sep 27. doi: 10.1002/art.33368 PubMed Icon

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Reviewed September 24, 2012