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Barry C. Cole

Barry C. Cole, PhD

Languages spoken: English

Academic Information

Departments Emeritus - Internal Medicine

Divisions: Rheumatology

Academic Office Information

Research Interests

  • Immunomodulation
  • Pathogenesis of mycoplasmal infections with particular emphasis on experimental rodent arthritis and mycoplasma/cell interact
  • Etiology of human rheumatoid arthritis and general mechanisms of inflammation
  • Mechanisms of genetic control of experimental inflammation
  • Mechanisms of T-cell and B-cell activation mediated by superantigens and role of superantigens in autoimmune disease
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Toll-Like Receptors
  • Lipopeptides

Education History

Postdoctoral Fellowship University of Birmingham
Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Utah School of Medicine
Postdoctoral Fellow
Doctoral Training University of Birmingham
University of Birmingham

Selected Publications


  1. Cole BC, Atkin CL, Oliphant A, Pole A (1998). Mycoplasma arthritidis superantigen. U.S. Patent No. U-1195. Washington, D.C.:U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  2. Cole BC (1993). Mycoplasma arthritidis T-cell mitogen. U.S. Patent No. T676 U-1195. Washington, D.C.:U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

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