Machiko Ikegami, MD, PhD

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-636-8661

Fax 513-636-8691


Transcriptional control of lung morphogenesis; molecular mechanisms of recovery from lung injury; surfactant biology

Dr. Ikegami contributed in development of surfactant treatment for immature newborns with respiratory distress syndrome. She is internationally renowned for her research in surfactant biology and pulmonary biology.

Dr. Ikegami is the author of over 300 papers in the basic science.

MD: Tokyo Women's Medical University, Tokyo, Japan, 1971.

PhD: Tokyo Women's Medical University, Tokyo, Japan, 1980.

Residency, Fellowships: Anesthesiology, Tokyo Women's Medical University, Tokyo, Japan, 1971-1975.

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Hillman NH, Kallapur SG, Pillow JJ, Nitsos I, Polglase GR, Ikegami M, Jobe AH. Inhibitors of inflammation and endogenous surfactant pool size as modulators of lung injury with initiation of ventilation in preterm sheep. Respir Res. 2010 Oct 29;11:151.

Kulkarni RM, Herman A, Ikegami M, Greenberg JM, Akeson AL. Lymphatic ontogeny and effect of hypoplasia in developing lung. Mech Dev. 2010 Oct 12.

Bridges JP, Ikegami M, Brilli LL, Chen X, Mason RJ, Shannon JM. LPCAT1 regulates surfactant phospholipid synthesis and is required for transitioning to air breathing in mice. J Clin Invest. 2010 May 3;120(5):1736-48.

Sakagami T, Beck D, Uchida K, Suzuki T, Carey BC, Nakata K, Keller G, Wood RE, Wert SE, Ikegami M, Whitsett JA, Luisetti M, Davies S, Krischer JP, Brody A, Ryckman F, Trapnell BC. Patient-derived granulocyte/macrophage colony-stimulating factor autoantibodies reproduce pulmonary alveolar proteinosis in nonhuman primates. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2010 Jul 1;182(1):49-61.

Besnard V, Matsuzaki Y, Clark JC, Xu Y, Wert SE, Ikegami M, Stahlman MT, Weaver TE, Hunt AN, Postle AD, Whitsett JA. Conditional Deletion of Abca3 in Alveolar Type II Cells Alters Surfactant Homeostasis in Newborn and Adult Mice. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2010 Feb 26.

Sato A, Whitsett JA, Scheule RK, Ikegami M. Surfactant protein-d inhibits lung inflammation caused by ventilation in premature newborn lambs. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2010 May 15;181(10):1098-105.

Le Cras TD, Korfhagen TR, Davidson C, Schmidt S, Fenchel M, Ikegami M, Whitsett JA, Hardie WD. Inhibition of PI3K by PX-866 prevents transforming growth factor-alpha-induced pulmonary fibrosis. Am J Pathol. 2010 Feb;176(2):679-86.

Kallapur SG, Moss TJ, Auten RL Jr, Nitsos I, Pillow JJ, Kramer BW, Maeda DY, Newnham JP, Ikegami M, Jobe AH. IL-8 signaling does not mediate intra-amniotic LPS-induced inflammation and maturation in preterm fetal lamb lung. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2009 Sep;297(3):L512-9.

Xu Y, Saegusa C, Schehr A, Grant S, Whitsett JA, Ikegami M. C/EBP{alpha} is required for pulmonary cytoprotection during hyperoxia. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2009 Aug;297(2):L286-98.

Ikegami M, Grant S, Korfhagen T, Scheule RK, Whitsett JA. Surfactant protein-D regulates the postnatal maturation of pulmonary surfactant lipid pool sizes. J Appl Physiol. 2009 May;106(5):1545-52.