Jennifer Noto
Last active: 11/30/2018


Experienced microbiologist with formal training in microbiology, molecular biology, immunology, epithelial cell biology, cancer biology, and animal models of disease. Very proficient in working with Gram-negative microorganisms, bacterial genetics, molecular cloning, RNA/DNA isolation and purification, PCR, qRT-PCR, recombinant protein expression and purification, immunoblotting, immunoprecipitation, ELISAs, immunofluorescence microscopy, flow cytometry, cell culture, ex vivo tissue culture, and extensive experience working with animal models.

I am currently working as a Research Assistant Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where my research focus is to define mechanisms by which the gastric pathogen, Helicobacter pylori, induces gastric inflammation and neoplastic transformation. The ultimate goal of my research is to identify biomarkers and risk factors that augment the risk for gastric cancer.


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Featured publications are shown below:

  1. Helicobacter pylori pathogen regulates p14ARF tumor suppressor and autophagy in gastric epithelial cells. Horvat A, Noto JM, Ramatchandirin B, Zaika E, Palrasu M, Wei J, Schneider BG, El-Rifai W, Peek RM, Zaika AI (2018) Oncogene 37(37): 5054-5065
    › Primary publication · 29849123 (PubMed) · PMC6138561 (PubMed Central)
  2. genetic diversification in the Mongolian gerbil model. Beckett AC, Loh JT, Chopra A, Leary S, Lin AS, McDonnell WJ, Dixon BREA, Noto JM, Israel DA, Peek RM, Mallal S, Algood HMS, Cover TL (2018) PeerJ : e4803
    › Primary publication · 29796347 (PubMed) · PMC5961626 (PubMed Central)
  3. Disseminated coccidioidomycosis-related cervical intramedullary lesion causing quadriplegia in an immunocompetent host. Noto JM, Nahra R, Kavi T (2017) BMJ Case Rep
    › Primary publication · 29237660 (PubMed) · PMC5728234 (PubMed Central)
  4. Helicobacter pylori Makes a Molecular Incision to Gain Epithelial Entry. Noto JM, Peek RM (2017) Cell Host Microbe 22(4): 434-436
    › Primary publication · 29024639 (PubMed) · PMC5656741 (PubMed Central)
  5. The gastric microbiome, its interaction with Helicobacter pylori, and its potential role in the progression to stomach cancer. Noto JM, Peek RM (2017) PLoS Pathog 13(10): e1006573
    › Primary publication · 28982167 (PubMed) · PMC5629027 (PubMed Central)
  6. Pan-genomic analyses identify key pathogenic loci modified by carcinogenic host microenvironments. Noto JM, Chopra A, Loh JT, Romero-Gallo J, Piazuelo MB, Watson M, Leary S, Beckett AC, Wilson KT, Cover TL, Mallal S, Israel DA, Peek RM (2018) Gut 67(10): 1793-1804
    › Primary publication · 28924022 (PubMed) · PMC5857411 (PubMed Central)
  7. Micronutrients: A Double-Edged Sword in Microbe-Induced Gastric Carcinogenesis. Noto JM, Peek RM (2015) Trends Cancer 1(2): 136-144
    › Primary publication · 28741523 (PubMed)
  8. Sound the Alarmin: Interleukin-33 Commandeers the Gastric Immune Response. Noto JM, Peek RM (2015) Cell Mol Gastroenterol Hepatol 1(2): 127-128
    › Primary publication · 28210671 (PubMed) · PMC5301144 (PubMed Central)
  9. Research Scientists. Noto JM (2016) Cell Mol Gastroenterol Hepatol 2(4): 409-411
    › Primary publication · 28174729 (PubMed) · PMC5042598 (PubMed Central)
  10. Dietary Composition Influences Incidence of Helicobacter pylori-Induced Iron Deficiency Anemia and Gastric Ulceration. Beckett AC, Piazuelo MB, Noto JM, Peek RM, Washington MK, Algood HM, Cover TL (2016) Infect Immun 84(12): 3338-3349
    › Primary publication · 27620719 (PubMed) · PMC5116712 (PubMed Central)
  11. The Mongolian Gerbil: A Robust Model of Helicobacter pylori-Induced Gastric Inflammation and Cancer. Noto JM, Romero-Gallo J, Piazuelo MB, Peek RM (2016) Methods Mol Biol : 263-80
    › Primary publication · 27246040 (PubMed) · PMC5915618 (PubMed Central)
  12. Characterization of progressive metaplasia in the gastric corpus mucosa of Mongolian gerbils infected with Helicobacter pylori. Shimizu T, Choi E, Petersen CP, Noto JM, Romero-Gallo J, Piazuelo MB, Washington MK, Peek RM, Goldenring JR (2016) J Pathol 239(4): 399-410
    › Primary publication · 27125972 (PubMed) · PMC4958595 (PubMed Central)
  13. Helicobacter pylori and CagA under conditions of iron deficiency. Noto JM, Peek RM (2015) Gut Microbes 6(6): 377-81
    › Primary publication · 26727420 (PubMed) · PMC4826123 (PubMed Central)
  14. Micronutrients: A double-edged sword in microbial-induced gastric carcinogenesis. Noto JM, Peek RM (2015) Trends Cancer 1(2): 136-144
    › Primary publication · 26623443 (PubMed) · PMC4662415 (PubMed Central)
  15. Identification of alanyl aminopeptidase (CD13) as a surface marker for isolation of mature gastric zymogenic chief cells. Moore BD, Jin RU, Osaki L, Romero-Gallo J, Noto J, Peek RM, Mills JC (2015) Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol 309(12): G955-64
    › Primary publication · 26514774 (PubMed) · PMC4683299 (PubMed Central)
  16. Microbial Regulation of p53 Tumor Suppressor. Zaika AI, Wei J, Noto JM, Peek RM (2015) PLoS Pathog 11(9): e1005099
    › Primary publication · 26379246 (PubMed) · PMC4574736 (PubMed Central)
  17. Helicobacter pylori bacteria alter the p53 stress response via ERK-HDM2 pathway. Bhardwaj V, Noto JM, Wei J, Andl C, El-Rifai W, Peek RM, Zaika AI (2015) Oncotarget 6(3): 1531-43
    › Primary publication · 25605238 (PubMed) · PMC4359312 (PubMed Central)
  18. Regulation of Helicobacter pylori Virulence Within the Context of Iron Deficiency. Noto JM, Lee JY, Gaddy JA, Cover TL, Amieva MR, Peek RM (2015) J Infect Dis 211(11): 1790-4
    › Primary publication · 25505301 (PubMed) · PMC4447831 (PubMed Central)
  19. Helicobacter pylori targets cancer-associated apical-junctional constituents in gastroids and gastric epithelial cells. Wroblewski LE, Piazuelo MB, Chaturvedi R, Schumacher M, Aihara E, Feng R, Noto JM, Delgado A, Israel DA, Zavros Y, Montrose MH, Shroyer N, Correa P, Wilson KT, Peek RM (2015) Gut 64(5): 720-30
    › Primary publication · 25123931 (PubMed) · PMC4329117 (PubMed Central)
  20. Bacterial CagA protein induces degradation of p53 protein in a p14ARF-dependent manner. Wei J, Noto JM, Zaika E, Romero-Gallo J, Piazuelo MB, Schneider B, El-Rifai W, Correa P, Peek RM, Zaika AI (2015) Gut 64(7): 1040-8
    › Primary publication · 25080447 (PubMed) · PMC4312278 (PubMed Central)
  21. Matrix metalloproteinase 7 restrains Helicobacter pylori-induced gastric inflammation and premalignant lesions in the stomach by altering macrophage polarization. Krakowiak MS, Noto JM, Piazuelo MB, Hardbower DM, Romero-Gallo J, Delgado A, Chaturvedi R, Correa P, Wilson KT, Peek RM (2015) Oncogene 34(14): 1865-71
    › Primary publication · 24837365 (PubMed) · PMC4237684 (PubMed Central)
  22. Helicobacter pylori-induced posttranscriptional regulation of H-K-ATPase α-subunit gene expression by miRNA. Zhang YM, Noto JM, Hammond CE, Barth JL, Argraves WS, Backert S, Peek RM, Smolka AJ (2014) Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol 306(7): G606-13
    › Primary publication · 24503769 (PubMed) · PMC4116396 (PubMed Central)
  23. Strain-specific suppression of microRNA-320 by carcinogenic Helicobacter pylori promotes expression of the antiapoptotic protein Mcl-1. Noto JM, Piazuelo MB, Chaturvedi R, Bartel CA, Thatcher EJ, Delgado A, Romero-Gallo J, Wilson KT, Correa P, Patton JG, Peek RM (2013) Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol 305(11): G786-96
    › Primary publication · 24136787 (PubMed) · PMC3882435 (PubMed Central)
  24. The hyaluronic acid receptor CD44 coordinates normal and metaplastic gastric epithelial progenitor cell proliferation. Khurana SS, Riehl TE, Moore BD, Fassan M, Rugge M, Romero-Gallo J, Noto J, Peek RM, Stenson WF, Mills JC (2013) J Biol Chem 288(22): 16085-97
    › Primary publication · 23589310 (PubMed) · PMC3668764 (PubMed Central)
  25. Helicobacter pylori promotes the expression of Krüppel-like factor 5, a mediator of carcinogenesis, in vitro and in vivo. Noto JM, Khizanishvili T, Chaturvedi R, Piazuelo MB, Romero-Gallo J, Delgado AG, Khurana SS, Sierra JC, Krishna US, Suarez G, Powell AE, Goldenring JR, Coffey RJ, Yang VW, Correa P, Mills JC, Wilson KT, Peek RM (2013) PLoS One 8(1): e54344
    › Primary publication · 23372710 (PubMed) · PMC3553174 (PubMed Central)
  26. Iron deficiency accelerates Helicobacter pylori-induced carcinogenesis in rodents and humans. Noto JM, Gaddy JA, Lee JY, Piazuelo MB, Friedman DB, Colvin DC, Romero-Gallo J, Suarez G, Loh J, Slaughter JC, Tan S, Morgan DR, Wilson KT, Bravo LE, Correa P, Cover TL, Amieva MR, Peek RM (2013) J Clin Invest 123(1): 479-92
    › Primary publication · 23257361 (PubMed) · PMC3533289 (PubMed Central)
  27. Gastric-to-intestinal transdifferentiation and cancer. Noto JM, Peek RM (2012) Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109(50): 20173-4
    › Primary publication · 23184987 (PubMed) · PMC3528517 (PubMed Central)
  28. Regulation of the p53 by Helicobacter pylori. Zaika A, Wei J, Noto J, Peek R (2012) Oncotarget 3(10): 1057-8
    › Primary publication · 23165367 (PubMed) · PMC3717956 (PubMed Central)
  29. Regulation of the p53 tumor suppressor by gastric pathogen Helicobacter pylori pathogen. Zaika A, Wei J, Noto J, Peek R (2012) Oncotarget
    › Primary publication · 23060526 (PubMed)
  30. Genetic manipulation of a naturally competent bacterium, Helicobacter pylori. Noto JM, Peek RM (2012) Methods Mol Biol : 51-9
    › Primary publication · 23015491 (PubMed) · PMC3544407 (PubMed Central)
  31. The Helicobacter pylori cag Pathogenicity Island. Noto JM, Peek RM (2012) Methods Mol Biol : 41-50
    › Primary publication · 23015490 (PubMed) · PMC3547679 (PubMed Central)
  32. Helicobacter pylori: an overview. Noto JM, Peek RM (2012) Methods Mol Biol : 7-10
    › Primary publication · 23015485 (PubMed)
  33. Pathogenic bacterium Helicobacter pylori alters the expression profile of p53 protein isoforms and p53 response to cellular stresses. Wei J, Noto J, Zaika E, Romero-Gallo J, Correa P, El-Rifai W, Peek RM, Zaika A (2012) Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109(38): E2543-50
    › Primary publication · 22927405 (PubMed) · PMC3458371 (PubMed Central)
  34. The role of microRNAs in Helicobacter pylori pathogenesis and gastric carcinogenesis. Noto JM, Peek RM (2011) Front Cell Infect Microbiol : 21
    › Primary publication · 22919587 (PubMed) · PMC3417373 (PubMed Central)
  35. Evidence of Fe3+ interaction with the plug domain of the outer membrane transferrin receptor protein of Neisseria gonorrhoeae: implications for Fe transport. Banerjee S, Siburt CJ, Mistry S, Noto JM, DeArmond P, Fitzgerald MC, Lambert LA, Cornelissen CN, Crumbliss AL (2012) Metallomics 4(4): 361-72
    › Primary publication · 22399131 (PubMed) · PMC3391718 (PubMed Central)
  36. β-Catenin and p120 mediate PPARδ-dependent proliferation induced by Helicobacter pylori in human and rodent epithelia. Nagy TA, Wroblewski LE, Wang D, Piazuelo MB, Delgado A, Romero-Gallo J, Noto J, Israel DA, Ogden SR, Correa P, Cover TL, Peek RM (2011) Gastroenterology 141(2): 553-64
    › Primary publication · 21704622 (PubMed) · PMC3152603 (PubMed Central)
  37. Helicobacter pylori perturbs iron trafficking in the epithelium to grow on the cell surface. Tan S, Noto JM, Romero-Gallo J, Peek RM, Amieva MR (2011) PLoS Pathog 7(5): e1002050
    › Primary publication · 21589900 (PubMed) · PMC3093365 (PubMed Central)
  38. Hijacking transferrin bound iron: protein-receptor interactions involved in iron transport in N. gonorrhoeae. Siburt CJ, Roulhac PL, Weaver KD, Noto JM, Mietzner TA, Cornelissen CN, Fitzgerald MC, Crumbliss AL (2009) Metallomics 1(3): 249-55
    › Primary publication · 20161024 (PubMed) · PMC2749328 (PubMed Central)
  39. Matrix metalloproteinase-7 and premalignant host responses in Helicobacter pylori-infected mice. Ogden SR, Noto JM, Allen SS, Patel DA, Romero-Gallo J, Washington MK, Fingleton B, Israel DA, Lewis ND, Wilson KT, Chaturvedi R, Zhao Z, Shyr Y, Peek RM (2010) Cancer Res 70(1): 30-5
    › Primary publication · 20048070 (PubMed) · PMC2804939 (PubMed Central)
  40. Identification of TbpA residues required for transferrin-iron utilization by Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Noto JM, Cornelissen CN (2008) Infect Immun 76(5): 1960-9
    › Primary publication · 18347046 (PubMed) · PMC2346694 (PubMed Central)