Muscle Disease Unit

Andrew Mammen, M.D., Ph.D.
Muscle Disease Unit
Laboratory of Muscle Stem Cells and Gene Regulation
Building 50, Room 1146
Phone: 301-594-6667

Dr. Mammen's research focuses on human muscle disease as well the basic biology of skeletal muscle regeneration.  In particular, his lab aims to understand the fundamental mechanisms of disease in different types of autoimmune muscle disease, including dermatomyositis, polymyositis, and statin-triggered necrotizing myopathy.  Furthermore, since his lab has shown that targets of the immune system in myositis play a role in muscle differentiation, ongoing work seeks to further characterize these biological pathways with a view to identifying novel therapeutic targets to promote muscle regeneration.

Selected Publications

Chung T, Christopher-Stine L, Paik JJ, Corse A, Mammen AL. The composition of cellular infiltrates in anti-HMG-CoA reductase-associated myopathy. Muscle Nerve. 2015 Aug;52(2):189-95. PubMed Icon

Lloyd T, Christopher-Stine L, Pinal-Fernandez I, Tiniakou E, Petri M, Baer A, Danoff S, Pak K, Casciola-Rosen L, and Mammen A. Cytosolic 5-nucleotidase 1A is a common target of circulating autoantibodies in several autoimmune diseases. Arthritis Care and Research (accepted 2015).

Pinal-Fernandez I, Casciola-Rosen L, Christopher-Stine L, Corse A, and Mammen A. The prevalence of individual histopathologic features varies according to autoantibody status in muscle biopsies from dermatomyositis patients. Journal of Rheumatology (accepted April 2015).

Mohassel P, Rosen P, Casciola-Rosen L, Pak K, Mammen AL. Expression of the dermatomyositis autoantigen transcription intermediary factor 1γ in regenerating muscle. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2015 Jan;67(1):266-72. PubMed Icon

Werner JL, Christopher-Stine L, Ghazarian SR, Pak KS, Kus JE, Daya NR, Lloyd TE, Mammen AL. Antibody levels correlate with creatine kinase levels and strength in anti-3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A reductase-associated autoimmune myopathy. Arthritis Rheum. 2012 Dec;64(12):4087-93. PubMed Icon

Mammen AL, Gaudet D, Brisson D, Christopher-Stine L, Lloyd TE, Leffell MS, Zachary AA. Increased frequency of DRB1*11:01 in anti-hydroxymethylglutaryl-coenzyme A reductase-associated autoimmune myopathy. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2012 Aug;64(8):1233-7. PubMed Icon

Mammen AL, Pak K, Williams EK, Brisson D, Coresh J, Selvin E, Gaudet D. Rarity of anti-3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A reductase antibodies in statin users, including those with self-limited musculoskeletal side effects. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2012 Feb;64(2):269-72. PubMed Icon

Mammen AL, Chung T, Christopher-Stine L, Rosen P, Rosen A, Doering KR, Casciola-Rosen LA. Autoantibodies against 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A reductase in patients with statin-associated autoimmune myopathy. Arthritis Rheum. 2011 Mar;63(3):713-21. PubMed Icon

Christopher-Stine L, Casciola-Rosen LA, Hong G, Chung T, Corse AM, Mammen AL. A novel autoantibody recognizing 200-kd and 100-kd proteins is associated with an immune-mediated necrotizing myopathy. Arthritis Rheum. 2010 Sep;62(9):2757-66. PubMed Icon

Mammen AL, Casciola-Rosen LA, Hall JC, Christopher-Stine L, Corse AM, Rosen A. Expression of the dermatomyositis autoantigen Mi-2 in regenerating muscle. Arthritis Rheum. 2009 Dec;60(12):3784-93. PubMed Icon

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Updated September 11, 2014