Jefferson University Hospitals

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Matthew A. Pettengill, PhD

Matthew A. Pettengill, PhD

Jefferson University Physician

Pathology - Microbiology

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Office Locations

1020 Locust Street
Room 212
Philadelphia PA 19107
Phone: (215) 503-5642

Medical Services

Hospital Affiliation / Admitting Privileges

  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
  • Methodist Hospital Division of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital


  • ***Data Unavailable***, Medical School

Recent Publications

Correction: Human alkaline phosphatase dephosphorylates microbial products and is elevated in preterm neonates with a history of late-onset sepsis (PLoS ONE (2017) 12: 4 (e0175936) DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0175936)

Adjuvant effect of Bacille Calmette-Guérin on hepatitis B vaccine immunogenicity in the preterm and term newborn

Human newborn B cells mount an interferon-α/β receptor-dependent humoral response to respiratory syncytial virus

Human alkaline phosphatase dephosphorylates microbial products and is elevated in preterm neonates with a history of late-onset sepsis

Danger signals, inflammasomes, and the intricate intracellular lives of chlamydiae

Distinct TLR-mediated cytokine production and immunoglobulin secretion in human newborn naïve B cells

Adjuvant-induced human monocyte secretome profiles reveal adjuvant- and age-specific protein signatures

Circulating human neonatal naïve B cells are deficient in CD73 impairing purine salvage

Staphylococcus epidermidis bacteremia induces brain injury in neonatal mice via toll-like receptor 2-dependent and -independent pathways

Soluble mediators regulating immunity in early life

Soluble ecto-5'-nucleotidase (5'-NT), alkaline phosphatase, and adenosine deaminase (ADA1) activities in neonatal blood favor elevated extracellular adenosine

Reversible inhibition of Chlamydia trachomatis infection in epithelial cells due to stimulation of P2X4 receptors

Ivermectin Inhibits Growth of Chlamydia trachomatis in Epithelial Cells

A Neonatal Model of Intravenous Staphylococcus epidermidis Infection in Mice <24 h Old Enables Characterization of Early Innate Immune Responses

Hypervirulent chlamydia trachomatis clinical strain is a recombinant between lymphogranuloma venereum (l2) and d lineages

Enhancement of reactive oxygen species production and chlamydial infection by the mitochondrial Nod-like family member NLRX1

ATP-dependent activation of an inflammasome in primary gingival epithelial cells infected by Porphyromonas gingivalis

The danger signal adenosine induces persistence of chlamydial infection through stimulation of A2b receptors

Premature apoptosis of Chlamydia-infected cells disrupts chlamydial development

Host-cell survival and death during Chlamydia infection