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Kristofor K. Ellestad

Kristofor K. Ellestad


M.S. in Physiology and Cell Biology, University of Alberta, 2005

Current position

Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, University of Alberta


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  1. Bhat, R. K., Rudnick, W., Antony, J. M., Maingat, F., Ellestad, K. K., Wheatley, B. M., Tonjes, R. R. and Power, C. (2014). Human endogenous retrovirus-K(II) envelope induction protects neurons during HIV/AIDS. PLoS One 9(7): e97984.
  2. Ellestad, K. K., Thangavelu, G., Ewen, C. L., Boon, L. and Anderson, C. C. (2014). PD-1 is not required for natural or peripherally induced regulatory T cells: Severe autoimmunity despite normal production of regulatory T cells. Eur J Immunol 44(12): 3560-3572.
  3. Thangavelu, G., Gill, R. G., Boon, L., Ellestad, K. K. and Anderson, C. C. (2013). Control of in vivo collateral damage generated by T cell immunity. J Immunol 191(4): 1686-1691.
  4. Branton, W. G., Ellestad, K. K., Maingat, F., Wheatley, B. M., Rud, E., Warren, R. L., Holt, R. A., Surette, M. G. and Power, C. (2013). Brain microbial populations in HIV/AIDS: alpha-proteobacteria predominate independent of host immune status. PLoS One 8(1): e54673.
  5. Ellestad, K. K. (2012). Response to: 'Meanderings into the regulation of effector class by the immune system: derivation of the trauma model' by Melvin Cohn. Scand J Immunol 76(2): 89-91.
  6. Deslauriers, A. M., Afkhami-Goli, A., Paul, A. M., Bhat, R. K., Acharjee, S., Ellestad, K. K., Noorbakhsh, F., Michalak, M. and Power, C. (2011). Neuroinflammation and endoplasmic reticulum stress are coregulated by crocin to prevent demyelination and neurodegeneration. J Immunol 187(9): 4788-4799.
  7. Noorbakhsh, F., Ellestad, K. K., Maingat, F., Warren, K. G., Han, M. H., Steinman, L., Baker, G. B. and Power, C. (2011). Impaired neurosteroid synthesis in multiple sclerosis. Brain 134(Pt 9): 2703-2721.
  8. Bhat, R. K., Ellestad, K. K., Wheatley, B. M., Warren, R., Holt, R. A. and Power, C. (2011). Age- and disease-dependent HERV-W envelope allelic variation in brain: association with neuroimmune gene expression. PLoS One 6(4): e19176.
  9. Power, C., Antony, J. M., Ellestad, K. K., Deslauriers, A., Bhat, R. and Noorbakhsh, F. (2010). The human microbiome in multiple sclerosis: pathogenic or protective constituents? Can J Neurol Sci 37 Suppl 2: S24-33.
  10. Danilova, N., Saunders, H. L., Ellestad, K. K. and Magor, B. G. (2011). The zebrafish IgH locus contains multiple transcriptional regulatory regions. Dev Comp Immunol 35(3): 352-359.
  11. Antony, J. M., Deslauriers, A. M., Bhat, R. K., Ellestad, K. K. and Power, C. (2011). Human endogenous retroviruses and multiple sclerosis: innocent bystanders or disease determinants? Biochim Biophys Acta 1812(2): 162-176.
  12. Na, H., Huisman, W., Ellestad, K. K., Phillips, T. R. and Power, C. (2010). Domain- and nucleotide-specific Rev response element regulation of feline immunodeficiency virus production. Virology 404(2): 246-260.
  13. Maingat, F., Viappiani, S., Zhu, Y., Vivithanaporn, P., Ellestad, K. K., Holden, J., Silva, C. and Power, C. (2010). Regulation of lentivirus neurovirulence by lipopolysaccharide conditioning: suppression of CXCL10 in the brain by IL-10. J Immunol 184(3): 1566-1574.
  14. Ellestad, K. K., Tsutsui, S., Noorbakhsh, F., Warren, K. G., Yong, V. W., Pittman, Q. J. and Power, C. (2009). Early life exposure to lipopolysaccharide suppresses experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis by promoting tolerogenic dendritic cells and regulatory T cells. J Immunol 183(1): 298-309.
  15. Antony, J. M., Ellestad, K. K., Hammond, R., Imaizumi, K., Mallet, F., Warren, K. G. and Power, C. (2007). The human endogenous retrovirus envelope glycoprotein, syncytin-1, regulates neuroinflammation and its receptor expression in multiple sclerosis: a role for endoplasmic reticulum chaperones in astrocytes. J Immunol 179(2): 1210-1224.
  16. Ellestad, K. K. and Magor, B. G. (2005). Evolution of transcriptional enhancers in the immunoglobulin heavy-chain gene: functional characteristics of the zebrafish Emu3' enhancer. Immunogenetics 57(1-2): 129-139.
  17. Stafford, J. L., Ellestad, K. K., Magor, K. E., Belosevic, M. and Magor, B. G. (2003). A toll-like receptor (TLR) gene that is up-regulated in activated goldfish macrophages. Dev Comp Immunol 27(8): 685-698.
Protocols by Kristofor K. Ellestad
  1. Protocol-In vitro T Cell Proliferation and Treg Suppression Assay with Celltrace Violet