Margherita Cantorna

Emphasis Area Representative, Immunology and Infectious Disease; Director of the Center for Molecular Immunology and Infectious Disease; Distinguished Professor of Molecular Immunology

Margherita Cantorna

Research Summary

Understanding the working of the immune system. Utilizing animal models of several human diseases including enteric infections and inflammatory bowel disease to determine the cellular targets and molecular signals by which dietary components regulate immunity.

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Vitamin D Calcitriol Receptors T Lymphocytes Microbiota Vitamin A Citrobacter Rodentium Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Infection Hydrocarbons Agaricales Knockout Mice Interleukin 17 T Cells Agaricus Agaricus Bisporus Gluconeogenesis Mushrooms Prebiotics Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptors Succinic Acid Regulatory T Lymphocytes Homeostasis Mice Epithelial Cells Gastrointestinal Microbiome

Most Recent Papers

Retinoid Signaling in Intestinal Epithelial Cells Is Essential for Early Survival From Gastrointestinal Infection

Lindsay M. Snyder, Juhi Arora, Mary J. Kennett, Veronika Weaver, Margherita T. Cantorna, 2020, Frontiers in Immunology

Highlights from the 22nd workshop on vitamin D in New York City, May 2019

James C. Fleet, Carlos Bernal-Mizrachi, Martin Hewison, Rolf Jorde, John White, Margherita Cantorna, Inez Schoenmakers, Reinhold Erben, 2020, Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Aligning the Paradoxical Role of Vitamin D in Gastrointestinal Immunity

Margherita T. Cantorna, Connie J. Rogers, Juhi Arora, 2019, Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism on p. 459-466

Isolation and identification of aryl hydrocarbon receptor modulators in white button mushrooms (Agaricus bisporus)

Yuan Tian, Wei Gui, Philip B. Smith, Imhoi Koo, Iain A. Murray, Margherita T. Cantorna, Gary H. Perdew, Andrew D. Patterson, 2019, Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry on p. 9286-9294

Vitamin A and vitamin D regulate the microbial complexity, barrier function, and the mucosal immune responses to ensure intestinal homeostasis

Margherita T. Cantorna, Lindsay Snyder, Juhi Arora, 2019, Critical Reviews in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology on p. 184-192

Retinoic acid mediated clearance of Citrobacter rodentium in vitamin A deficient mice requires CD11b+ and T cells

Lindsay M. Snyder, Kaitlin L. McDaniel, Yuan Tian, Cheng Hsin Wei, Mary J. Kennett, Andrew David Patterson, A. Catharine Ross, Margherita Teresa-Anna Cantorna, 2019, Frontiers in Immunology

Vitamin D regulates the microbiota to control the numbers of RORγt/FoxP3+ regulatory T cells in the colon

Margherita T. Cantorna, Yang Ding Lin, Juhi Arora, Stephanie Bora, Yuan Tian, Robert G. Nichols, Andrew D. Patterson, 2019, Frontiers in Immunology

Vitamin D is required for ILC3 derived IL-22 and protection from Citrobacter rodentium infection

Yang Ding Lin, Juhi Arora, Kevin Diehl, Stephanie A. Bora, Margherita T. Cantorna, 2019, Frontiers in Immunology

Prebiotic effects of white button mushroom (Agaricus bisporus) feeding on succinate and intestinal gluconeogenesis in C57BL/6 mice

Yuan Tian, Robert G. Nichols, Pratiti Roy, Wei Gui, Philip B. Smith, Jingtao Zhang, Yangding Lin, Veronika Weaver, Jingwei Cai, Andrew David Patterson, Margherita Teresa-Anna Cantorna, 2018, Journal of Functional Foods on p. 223-232

Regulation of vitamin D metabolism following disruption of the microbiota using broad spectrum antibiotics

Stephanie A. Bora, Mary J. Kennett, Philip B. Smith, Andrew David Patterson, Margherita Teresa-Anna Cantorna, 2018, Nutrition Reports International on p. 65-73

Most-Cited Papers

Vitamin D and 1,25(OH)<sub>2</sub>D regulation of T cells

Margherita T. Cantorna, Lindsay Snyder, Yang Ding Lin, Linlin Yang, 2015, Nutrients on p. 3011-3021

Vitamin D regulates the gut microbiome and protects mice from dextran sodium sulfate-induced coliti

Jot Hui Ooi, Yunfei Li, Connie J. Rogers, Margherita T. Cantorna, 2013, Journal of Nutrition on p. 1679-1686

Therapeutic effect of vitamin d supplementation in a pilot study of crohn's patients

Linlin Yang, Veronika Weaver, Jill P. Smith, Sandra Bingaman, Terryl Johnson Hartman, Margherita Teresa-Anna Cantorna, 2013, Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology

Converging pathways lead to overproduction of IL-17 in the absence of vitamin D signaling.

D Bruce, Shaoyong Yu, J Ooi, Margherita Cantorna, 2011, International Immunology on p. 519-528

Vitamin D, immune regulation, the microbiota, and inflammatory bowel disease

Margherita Teresa-Anna Cantorna, Kaitlin McDaniel, Stephanie Bora, Jing Chen, Jamaal James, 2014, Experimental Biology and Medicine on p. 1524-1530

Vitamin D, multiple sclerosis and inflammatory bowel disease

Margherita T. Cantorna, 2012, Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics on p. 103-106

Vitamin D regulation of immune function in the gut: why do T cells have vitamin D receptors?

J Ooi, Jin Chen, Margherita Cantorna, 2012, Molecular Aspects of Medicine on p. 77-82

Mushrooms and health summit proceedings

Mary Jo Feeney, Johanna Dwyer, Clare M. Hasler-Lewis, John A. Milner, Manny Noakes, Sylvia Rowe, Mark Wach, Robert B. Beelman, Joe Caldwell, Margherita Teresa-Anna Cantorna, Lisa A. Castlebury, Shu Ting Chang, Lawrence J. Cheskin, Roger Clemens, Greg Drescher, Victor L. Fulgoni, David B. Haytowitz, Van S. Hubbard, David Law, Amy Myrdal Miller, Bart Minor, Susan S. Percival, Gabriela Riscuta, Barbara Schneeman, Suzanne Thornsbury, Cheryl D. Toner, Catherine E. Woteki, Dayong Wu, 2014, Journal of Nutrition

Dysbiosis caused by vitamin D receptor deficiency confers colonization resistance to Citrobacter rodentium through modulation of innate lymphoid cells

J. Chen, A. Waddell, Y. D. Lin, Margherita Teresa-Anna Cantorna, 2015, Mucosal Immunology on p. 618-626

Differential expression of microRNAs in exhaled breath condensates of patients with asthma, patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and healthy adults

Mark Pinkerton, Vernon Chinchilli, Erin Banta, Timothy Craig, Avery August, Rebecca Bascom, Margherita Teresa-Anna Cantorna, Eric Thomas Harvill, Faoud Ishmael, 2013, Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology on p. 217-219.e2

News Articles Featuring Margherita Cantorna

7 Things to know before taking Vitamin D Supplements

Known as the "sunshine pill” for its supposed ability to mimic the effects of sunshine on health, vitamin D supplements are a billion-dollar industry. People take vitamin D supplements for a variety of reasons, mental and physical. Some take it if they feel sad, perhaps as the result of the winter blues, for example. Others take it because vitamin D supposedly plays a role in bone health.

Why getting enough vitamin D in wintertime is so important

Winter is upon us and so is the risk of vitamin D deficiency and infections. Vitamin D — which is made in our skin following sunlight exposure and also found in oily fish (mackerel, tuna and sardines), mushrooms and fortified dairy and nondairy substitutes — is essential for good health.

Why you need more Vitamin D in the winter

Winter is upon us and so is the risk of vitamin D deficiency and infections. Vitamin D, which is made in our skin following sunlight exposure and also found in oily fish (mackerel, tuna and sardines), mushrooms and fortified dairy and nondairy substitutes, is essential for good health.

Why you need more Vitamin D in the winter

Winter is upon us and so is the risk of vitamin D deficiency and infections. Vitamin D, which is made in our skin following sunlight exposure and also found in oily fish (mackerel, tuna and sardines), mushrooms and fortified dairy and nondairy substitutes, is essential for good health.

Science on Tap Explores Mushrooms, Their Genes, and Our Health

Nearly two-thirds of white-button mushrooms consumed in the United States come from Pennsylvania, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and this month's Science on Tap will bring together a pair of Penn State researchers to share their insight into the popular fungus.

Eating white button mushrooms may improve blood sugar control

A new study has found that eating white button mushrooms can affect glucose, or blood sugar, regulation, thereby reducing diabetes and other metabolic conditions, such as obesity.