Publications: first or corresponding author (Since 2019)

Peer-reviewed publications – See also Google Scholar 

*Denotes equal contributions

    1.     A longitudinal molecular and cellular lung atlas of lethal SARS-CoV-2 infection in K18-hACE2 transgenic mice. Seunghoon Choi, Jusung Lee, Suhyeon Kim, Youn Woo Lee, Gi-Cheon Kim, Seung-Min Hong, Se-Hee An, Hyuna Noh, Kyung Eun Kim, Dain On, Sang Gyu Lee, Hui Jeong Jang, Sung-Hee Kim, Jiseon Kim, Jung Seon Seo, Jeong Jin Kim, In Ho Park, Jooyeon Oh, Da-Jung Kim, Jong-Hwi Yoon, Sang-Hyuk Seok, Yu Jin Lee, Seo Yeon Kim, Young Been Kim, Ji-Yeon Hwang, Hyo-Jung Lee, Hong Bin Kim, Jun Won Park, Jun-Won Yun, Jeon-Soo Shin, Jun-Young Seo, Ki Taek Nam, Kang-Seuk Choi#, Ho-Keun Kwon#, Ho-Young Lee#, Jong Kyoung Kim#, Je Kyung Seong#, eBioMedicine, 2024 Jan:99:104932

     2.     Exploring probiotic effector molecules and their mode of action in gut–immune interactions. Choong-Gu Lee, Kwang Hyun Cha, Gi-Cheon Kim, Sin-Hyeog Im*, Ho-Keun Kwon*, FEMS Microbiol Rev. 2023 Jul 5;47(4):fuad046.

     3.     A Moonlighting Protein Secreted by a Nasal Microbiome Fortifies the Innate Host Defense Against Bacterial and Viral Infections. Gwanghee Kim, Yoojin Lee, Jin Sun You, Wontae Hwang, Jeewon Hwang, Hwa Young Kim, Jieun Kim, Ara Jo, In ho Park, Mohammed Ali, Jongsun Kim, Jeon-Soo Shin, Ho-Keun Kwon*, Hyun Jik Kim*, Sang Sun Yoon*, Immune Netw. 2023 Aug;23(4):e31

     4.     Gut Microbial Metabolites on Host Immune Responses in Health and Disease. Jong-Hwi Yoon*, Jun-Soo Do*, Priyanka Velankanni*, Choong-Gu Lee#, and Ho-Keun Kwon#, Immune Netw. 2023 Feb;23(1):e6.

     5.     WNK3 inhibition elicits anti-tumor immunity by suppressing PD-L1 expression on tumor cells and activating T cell function. Hyun Ju Yoon1*, Gi-Cheon Kim*, Sejin Oh, Yunji Lee, Min Seo Kim, Yong Keun Kim, Gino Kwon, Ho-Keun Kwon# &, Hyun Seok Kim#. WNK3 inhibition elicits anti-tumor immunity by suppressing PD-L1 expression on tumor cells and activating T cell function. Experimental & Molecular Medicine. 2022 Nov;54(11):1913-1926

     6.     Maternal inflammation and its ramifications on fetal neurodevelopment. Ho-Keun Kwon*, Gloria B Choi, Jun R Huh*. Trends in Immunology. 2022, Mar;43(3):230-244. doi: 10.1016/

     7.     TREGking From Gut to Brain: The Control of Regulatory T Cells Along the Gut-Brain Axis. Juli Choi, Bo-Ram Kim, Begum Akuzum, Leechung Chang, June-Yong Lee#, Ho-Keun Kwon#. Front Immunol. 2022; 13: 916066.

     8.     New insights into the microbiota of wild mice. Ho-Keun Kwon, Je Kyung Seong. Mammalian Genome, 2021, 32, p311–318. doi: 10.1007/s00335-021-09887-z.

     9.     Probiotics-derived metabolite ameliorates skin allergy by promoting differentiation of FOXP3 + regulatory T cells. Hye-Ji Kang*, Gi-Cheon Kim*, Choong-Gu Lee*, Sunhee Park, Garima Sharma, Ravi Verma, Sin-Hyeog Im#, Ho-Keun Kwon#. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2021, Apr Apr;147(4):1517-1521

     10.     ETS1 suppresses tumorigenesis of human breast cancer via trans-activation of canonical tumor suppressor genes. Gi-Cheon Kim, Choong-Gu Lee, Ravi Verma, Dipayan Rudra, Taemook Kim, Keunsoo Kang, Jong Hee Nam, Young Kim, Sin-Hyeog Im, Ho-Keun Kwon,FRONT ONCOL, 2020, 10(642).

     11.     Ets1 suppresses atopic dermatitis by suppressing pathogenic T cell responses. Choong-Gu Lee*, Ho-Keun Kwon*, Hyeji Kang*, Young Kim, Jong Hee Nam, Young Ho Won, Sunhee Park, Taemook Kim, Keunsoo Kang, Dipayan Rudra, Chang-Duk Jun, Zee Yong Park, Sin-Hyeog Im. JCI insight. 2019;4(5):e124202