Henry T. Akinbi, MD

Attending Neonatologist, Neonatology and Pulmonary Biology

Academic Affiliations

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-636-8915

Fax 513-636-7868

Email henry.akinbi@cchmc.org


Neonatal infections; blood transfusions


Role of lysozyme in airway host defense

MD: University of Ife, Ile-Ife, Nigera, Africa, 1980.

Residency: Pediatrics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1988-1991.

Neonatology Fellowship: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 1991-1994.

Certification: General Pediatrics, 1991; Recertification, 1998; Newborn Medicine, 1995; Recertification, 2002.

View PubMed Publications

McDowell SA, Ma Y, Kusano R, Akinbi HT. Simvastatin is Protective During Staphylococcus aureus Pneumonia. Curr Pharm Biotechnol. 2011 Mar 14.

Kuang Z, Hao Y, Hwang S, Zhang S, Kim E, Akinbi HT, Schurr MJ, Irvin RT, Hassett DJ, Lau GW. The Pseudomonas aeruginosa flagellum confers resistance to pulmonary surfactant protein-A by impacting the production of exoproteases through quorum-sensing. Mol Microbiol. 2011 Mar;79(5):1220-35.

Isemann B, Meinzen-Derr J, Akinbi H. Maternal and neonatal factors impacting response to methadone therapy in infants treated for neonatal abstinence syndrome. J Perinatol. 2011 Jan;31(1):25-9.

Slaughter JL, Meinzen-Derr J, Rose SR, Leslie ND, Chandrasekar R, Linard SM, Akinbi HT. The effects of gestational age and birth weight on false-positive newborn-screening rates. Pediatrics. 2010 Nov;126(5):910-6.

Akinbi H, Meinzen-Derr J, Auer C, Ma Y, Pullum D, Kusano R, Reszka KJ, Zimmerly K. Alterations in the host defense properties of human milk following prolonged storage or pasteurization. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2010 Sep;51(3):347-52.

Yang L, Johansson J, Ridsdale R, Willander H, Fitzen M, Akinbi HT, Weaver TE. Surfactant protein B propeptide contains a saposin-like protein domain with antimicrobial activity at low pH. J Immunol. 2010 Jan 15;184(2):975-83.

Glasser SW, Witt TL, Senft AP, Baatz JE, Folger D, Maxfield MD, Akinbi HT, Newton DA, Prows DR, Korfhagen TR. Surfactant protein C-deficient mice are susceptible to respiratory syncytial virus infection. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2009 Jul;297(1):L64-72.

Walker VP, Akinbi HT, Meinzen-Derr J, Narendran V, Visscher M, Hoath SB. Host defense proteins on the surface of neonatal skin: implications for innate immunity. J Pediatr. 2008 Jun;152(6):777-81.

Nash JA, Ballard TN, Weaver TE, Akinbi HT. The peptidoglycan-degrading property of lysozyme is not required for bactericidal activity in vivo. J Immunol. 2006 Jul 1;177(1):519-26

Ryan MA, Akinbi HT, Serrano AG, Perez-Gil J, Wu H, McCormack FX, Weaver TE. Antimicrobial activity of native and synthetic surfactant protein B peptides. J Immunol. 2006 Jan 1;176(1):416-25.