Barbara Kluve-Beckerman, PhD

Associate Research Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Associate Research Professor of Medicine
Indiana University School of Medicine
Telephone: (317) 274-2183
FAX: (317) 278-3429

Research Interests:

Molecular biology of amyloid-forming proteins with a focus on the acute phase reactant, serum amyloid A (SAA). Research activities include characterization of the human SAA gene family using a variety of approaches-- gene cloning, localization, mapping sequencing, and in-vitro expression. Other ongoing studies are aimed at understanding the metabolism of SAA in humans and in the mouse model. The interaction of SAA with HDL, catabolic pathways of SAA, and metabolic mechanisms involved in amyloidogenesis are subjects of current investigation.


  1. Ray D. Wu A. Wilkinson JE. Murphy HS. Lu Q. Kluve-Beckerman B. Liepnieks JJ. Benson M. Yung R. Richardson B. Aging in heterozygous Dnmt1-deficient mice: effects on survival, the DNA methylation genes, and the development of amyloidosis.[Journal Article] Journals of Gerontology Series A-Biological Sciences & Medical Sciences. 61(2):115-24, 2006 Feb.

  2. Magy N. Liepnieks JJ. Yazaki M. Kluve-Beckerman B. Benson MD. Renal transplantation for apolipoprotein AII amyloidosis.[Case Reports. Journal Article] Amyloid. 10(4):224-8, 2003 Dec.

  3. Magy N. Liepnieks JJ. Gil H. Kantelip B. Dupond JL. Kluve-Beckerman B. Benson MD. A transthyretin mutation (Tyr78Phe) associated with peripheral neuropathy, carpal tunnel syndrome and skin amyloidosis.[Case Reports. Journal Article] Amyloid. 10(1):29-33, 2003 Mar.

  4. Yamada T. Okuda Y. Takasugi K. Wang L. Marks D. Benson MD. Kluve-Beckerman B. An allele of serum amyloid A1 associated with amyloidosis in both Japanese and Caucasians.[Journal Article] Amyloid. 10(1):7-11, 2003 Mar.

  5. Magy N. Liepnieks JJ. Benson MD. Kluve-Beckerman B. Amyloid-enhancing factor mediates amyloid formation on fibroblasts via a nidus/template mechanism.[Journal Article] Arthritis & Rheumatism. 48(5):1430-7, 2003 May.

  6. Kluve-Beckerman B. Manaloor JJ. Liepnieks JJ. A pulse-chase study tracking the conversion of macrophage-endocytosed serum amyloid A into extracellular amyloid.[Journal Article] Arthritis & Rheumatism. 46(7):1905-13, 2002 Jul. 

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