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Laura Bull, PhD
M_MED-ZSFG-GAST
Professor

1001 Potrero Ave, SFGH 40
San Francisco, CA 94110

Education and Training

Location Degree or Training Specialty Date
University of California, San Francisco Ph.D. Graduate Division (Biochemistry) 1993

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Awarded Grants

Project Title Project Number Fiscal Year
Bio-Organic Biomedical Mass Spectrometry Resource P41RR001614 2015
Recent Articles (33)

Bull LN, Pawlikowska L, Strautnieks S, Jankowska I, Czubkowski P, Dodge JL, Emerick K, Wanty C, Wali S, Blanchard S, Lacaille F, Byrne JA, van Eerde AM, Kolho KL, Houwen R, Lobritto S, Hupertz V, McClean P, Mieli-Vergani G, Sokal E, Rosenthal P, Whitington PF, Pawlowska J, Thompson RJ. Outcomes of surgical management of familial intrahepatic cholestasis 1 and bile salt export protein deficiencies. Hepatol Commun. 2018 May; 2(5):515-528.

Wang KS, Tiao G, Bass LM, Hertel PM, Mogul D, Kerkar N, Clifton M, Azen C, Bull L, Rosenthal P, Stewart D, Superina R, Arnon R, Bozic M, Brandt ML, Dillon PA, Fecteau A, Iyer K, Kamath B, Karpen S, Karrer F, Loomes KM, Mack C, Mattei P, Miethke A, Soltys K, Turmelle YP, West K, Zagory J, Goodhue C, Shneider BL. Analysis of surgical interruption of the enterohepatic circulation as a treatment for pediatric cholestasis. Hepatology. 2017 05; 65(5):1645-1654.

Grammatikopoulos T, Sambrotta M, Strautnieks S, Foskett P, Knisely AS, Wagner B, Deheragoda M, Starling C, Mieli-Vergani G, Smith J. Mutations in DCDC2 (doublecortin domain containing protein 2) in neonatal sclerosing cholangitis. J Hepatol. 2016 Dec; 65(6):1179-1187.

de Waart DR, Naik J, Utsunomiya KS, Duijst S, Ho-Mok K, Bolier AR, Hiralall J, Bull LN, Bosma PJ, Oude Elferink RP, Paulusma CC. ATP11C targets basolateral bile salt transporter proteins in mouse central hepatocytes. Hepatology. 2016 07; 64(1):161-74.

Bull LN, Hu D, Shah S, Temple L, Silva K, Huntsman S, Melgar J, Geiser MT, Sanford U, Ortiz JA, Lee RH, Kusanovic JP, Ziv E, Vargas JE. Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy (ICP) in U.S. Latinas and Chileans: Clinical features, Ancestry Analysis, and Admixture Mapping. PLoS One. 2015; 10(6):e0131211.

Thompson RJ, Bull LN. Treating genetic disease: Expanding the options. Hepatology. 2015 Aug; 62(2):349-51.

Sambrotta M, Strautnieks S, Papouli E, Rushton P, Clark BE, Parry DA, Logan CV, Newbury LJ, Kamath BM, Ling S, Grammatikopoulos T, Wagner BE, Magee JC, Sokol RJ, Mieli-Vergani G. Mutations in TJP2 cause progressive cholestatic liver disease. Nat Genet. 2014 Apr; 46(4):326-8.

Bull LN, Vargas J. Serum bile acids in intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy: not just a diagnostic test. Hepatology. 2014 Apr; 59(4):1220-2.

Shah S, Conlin LK, Gomez L, Aagenaes Ø, Eiklid K, Knisely AS, Mennuti MT, Matthews RP, Spinner NB, Bull LN. CCBE1 mutation in two siblings, one manifesting lymphedema-cholestasis syndrome, and the other, fetal hydrops. PLoS One. 2013; 8(9):e75770.

Setchell KD, Heubi JE, Shah S, Lavine JE, Suskind D, Al-Edreesi M, Potter C, Russell DW, O'Connell NC, Wolfe B, Jha P, Zhang W, Bove KE, Knisely AS, Hofmann AF, Rosenthal P, Bull LN. Genetic defects in bile acid conjugation cause fat-soluble vitamin deficiency. Gastroenterology. 2013 May; 144(5):945-955.e6; quiz e14-5.

Hadžic N, Bull LN, Clayton PT, Knisely AS. Diagnosis in bile acid-CoA: amino acid N-acyltransferase deficiency. World J Gastroenterol. 2012 Jul 07; 18(25):3322-6.

Rook M, Vargas J, Caughey A, Bacchetti P, Rosenthal P, Bull L. Fetal outcomes in pregnancies complicated by intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy in a Northern California cohort. PLoS One. 2012; 7(3):e28343.

Pawlikowska L, Strautnieks S, Jankowska I, Czubkowski P, Emerick K, Antoniou A, Wanty C, Fischler B, Jacquemin E, Wali S, Blanchard S, Nielsen IM, Bourke B, McQuaid S, Lacaille F, Byrne JA, van Eerde AM, Kolho KL, Klomp L, Houwen R, Bacchetti P, Lobritto S, Hupertz V, McClean P, Mieli-Vergani G, Shneider B, Nemeth A, Sokal E, Freimer NB, Knisely AS, Rosenthal P, Whitington PF, Pawlowska J, Thompson RJ, Bull LN. Differences in presentation and progression between severe FIC1 and BSEP deficiencies. J Hepatol. 2010 Jul; 53(1):170-8.

Shah S, Sanford UR, Vargas JC, Xu H, Groen A, Paulusma CC, Grenert JP, Pawlikowska L, Sen S, Elferink RP, Bull LN. Strain background modifies phenotypes in the ATP8B1-deficient mouse. PLoS One. 2010 Feb 01; 5(2):e8984.

Stapelbroek JM, Peters TA, van Beurden DH, Curfs JH, Joosten A, Beynon AJ, van Leeuwen BM, van der Velden LM, Bull L, Oude Elferink RP, van Zanten BA, Klomp LW, Houwen RH. ATP8B1 is essential for maintaining normal hearing. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009 Jun 16; 106(24):9709-14.

Emerick KM, Elias MS, Melin-Aldana H, Strautnieks S, Thompson RJ, Bull LN, Knisely As, Whitington PF, Green RM. Bile composition in Alagille Syndrome and PFIC patients having Partial External Biliary Diversion. BMC Gastroenterol. 2008 Oct 20; 8:47.

Groen A, Kunne C, Jongsma G, van den Oever K, Mok KS, Petruzzelli M, Vrins CL, Bull L, Paulusma CC, Oude Elferink RP. Abcg5/8 independent biliary cholesterol excretion in Atp8b1-deficient mice. Gastroenterology. 2008 Jun; 134(7):2091-100.

Strautnieks SS, Byrne JA, Pawlikowska L, Cebecauerová D, Rayner A, Dutton L, Meier Y, Antoniou A, Stieger B, Arnell H, Ozçay F, Al-Hussaini HF, Bassas AF, Verkade HJ, Fischler B, Németh A, Kotalová R, Shneider BL, Cielecka-Kuszyk J, McClean P, Whitington PF, Sokal E, Jirsa M, Wali SH, Jankowska I, Pawlowska J, Mieli-Vergani G, Knisely AS, Bull LN, Thompson RJ. Severe bile salt export pump deficiency: 82 different ABCB11 mutations in 109 families. Gastroenterology. 2008 Apr; 134(4):1203-14.

Groen A, Kunne C, Paulusma CC, Kramer W, Agellon LB, Bull LN, Oude Elferink RP. Intestinal bile salt absorption in Atp8b1 deficient mice. J Hepatol. 2007 Jul; 47(1):114-22.

Walkowiak J, Jankowska I, Pawlowska J, Bull L, Herzig KH, Socha J. Normal pancreatic secretion in children with progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis type 1. Scand J Gastroenterol. 2006 Dec; 41(12):1480-3.

Knisely AS, Strautnieks SS, Meier Y, Stieger B, Byrne JA, Portmann BC, Bull LN, Pawlikowska L, Bilezikçi B, Ozçay F, László A, Tiszlavicz L, Moore L, Raftos J, Arnell H, Fischler B, Németh A, Papadogiannakis N, Cielecka-Kuszyk J, Jankowska I, Pawlowska J, Melín-Aldana H, Emerick KM, Whitington PF, Mieli-Vergani G, Thompson RJ. Hepatocellular carcinoma in ten children under five years of age with bile salt export pump deficiency. Hepatology. 2006 Aug; 44(2):478-86.

Paulusma CC, Groen A, Kunne C, Ho-Mok KS, Spijkerboer AL, Rudi de Waart D, Hoek FJ, Vreeling H, Hoeben KA, van Marle J, Pawlikowska L, Bull LN, Hofmann AF, Knisely AS, Oude Elferink RP. Atp8b1 deficiency in mice reduces resistance of the canalicular membrane to hydrophobic bile salts and impairs bile salt transport. Hepatology. 2006 Jul; 44(1):195-204.

Walkowiak J, Jankowska I, Pawlowska J, Strautnieks S, Bull L, Thompson R, Herzig KH, Socha J. Exocrine pancreatic function in children with progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis type 2. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2006 Apr; 42(4):416-8.

Bull LN, Mahmoodi V, Baker AJ, Jones R, Strautnieks SS, Thompson RJ, Knisely AS. VPS33B mutation with ichthyosis, cholestasis, and renal dysfunction but without arthrogryposis: incomplete ARC syndrome phenotype. J Pediatr. 2006 Feb; 148(2):269-71.

van Mil SW, van der Woerd WL, van der Brugge G, Sturm E, Jansen PL, Bull LN, van den Berg IE, Berger R, Houwen RH, Klomp LW. Benign recurrent intrahepatic cholestasis type 2 is caused by mutations in ABCB11. Gastroenterology. 2004 Aug; 127(2):379-84.

Klomp LW, Vargas JC, van Mil SW, Pawlikowska L, Strautnieks SS, van Eijk MJ, Juijn JA, Pabón-Peña C, Smith LB, DeYoung JA, Byrne JA, Gombert J, van der Brugge G, Berger R, Jankowska I, Pawlowska J, Villa E, Knisely AS, Thompson RJ, Freimer NB, Houwen RH, Bull LN. Characterization of mutations in ATP8B1 associated with hereditary cholestasis. Hepatology. 2004 Jul; 40(1):27-38.

Chen F, Ananthanarayanan M, Emre S, Neimark E, Bull LN, Knisely AS, Strautnieks SS, Thompson RJ, Magid MS, Gordon R, Balasubramanian N, Suchy FJ, Shneider BL. Progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis, type 1, is associated with decreased farnesoid X receptor activity. Gastroenterology. 2004 Mar; 126(3):756-64.

Pawlikowska L, Groen A, Eppens EF, Kunne C, Ottenhoff R, Looije N, Knisely AS, Killeen NP, Bull LN, Elferink RP, Freimer NB. A mouse genetic model for familial cholestasis caused by ATP8B1 mutations reveals perturbed bile salt homeostasis but no impairment in bile secretion. Hum Mol Genet. 2004 Apr 15; 13(8):881-92.

Carlton VE, Pawlikowska L, Bull LN. Molecular basis of intrahepatic cholestasis. Ann Med. 2004; 36(8):606-17.

Carlton VE, Harris BZ, Puffenberger EG, Batta AK, Knisely AS, Robinson DL, Strauss KA, Shneider BL, Lim WA, Salen G, Morton DH, Bull LN. Complex inheritance of familial hypercholanemia with associated mutations in TJP2 and BAAT. Nat Genet. 2003 May; 34(1):91-6.

Frühwirth M, Janecke AR, Müller T, Carlton VE, Kronenberg F, Offner F, Knisely AS, Geleff S, Song EJ, Simma B, Königsrainer A, Margreiter R, van der Hagen CB, Eiklid K, Aagenaes O, Bull L, Ellemunter H. Evidence for genetic heterogeneity in lymphedema-cholestasis syndrome. J Pediatr. 2003 Apr; 142(4):441-7.

Bull LN. Hereditary forms of intrahepatic cholestasis. Curr Opin Genet Dev. 2002 Jun; 12(3):336-42.

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