Maria Frid, PhD
Sr. Instructor, Pediatrics-Critical Care Medicine

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Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Critical Care Medicine

Research Interests

My research focuses on the role of bone marrow-derived inflammatory and progenitor cells in pulmonary vascular remodeling. I investigate the mechanisms leading to the recruitment, retention, and differentiation of stem or progenitor cells in the lung and lung circulation.

Publications

  • Frid MG, Thurman JM, Hansen KC, Maron BA, Stenmark KR. Inflammation, immunity, and vascular remodeling in pulmonary hypertension; Evidence for complement involvement?. Glob Cardiol Sci Pract. 2020 Apr 30;2020(1):e202001. PubMed PMID: 32478115
  • Frid MG, McKeon BA, Thurman JM, Maron BA, Li M, Zhang H, Kumar S, Sullivan T, Laskowsky J, Fini MA, Hu S, Tuder RM, Gandjeva A, Wilkins MR, Rhodes CJ, Ghataorhe P, Leopold JA, Wang RS, Holers VM, Stenmark KR. Immunoglobulin-driven Complement Activation Regulates Proinflammatory Remodeling in Pulmonary Hypertension. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2020 Jan 15;201(2):224-239. PubMed PMID: 31545648
  • Arnold ND, Pickworth JA, West LE, Dawson S, Carvalho JA, Casbolt H, Braithwaite AT, Iremonger J, Renshall L, Germaschewski V, McCourt M, Bland-Ward P, Kowash H, Hameed AG, Rothman AMK, Frid MG, Roger Thompson AA, Evans HR, Southwood M, Morrell NW, Crossman DC, Whyte MKB, Stenmark KR, Newman CM, Kiely DG, Francis SE, Lawrie A. A therapeutic antibody targeting osteoprotegerin attenuates severe experimental pulmonary arterial hypertension. Nat Commun. 2019 Nov 15;10(1):5183. PubMed PMID: 31729368
  • Frid MG, McKeon BA, Thurman JM, Maron BA, Li M, Zhang H, Kumar S, Sullivan T, Laskowsky J, Fini MA, Hu S, Tuder RM, Gandjeva A, Wilkins MR, Rhodes CJ, Ghataorhe P, Leopold JA, Wang RS, Holers VM, Stenmark KR. Immunoglobulin-Driven Complement Activation Regulates Pro-Inflammatory Remodeling in Pulmonary Hypertension. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2019 Sep 23. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31545648
  • Hu CJ, Poth JM, Zhang H, Flockton A, Laux A, Kumar S, McKeon B, Frid MG, Mouradian G, Li M, Riddle S, Pugliese SC, Brown RD, Wallace EM, Graham BB, Stenmark KR. Suppression of HIF2 signalling attenuates the initiation of hypoxia-induced pulmonary hypertension. Eur Respir J. 2019 Sep 12. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31515405
  • Huang J, Frid M, Gewitz MH, Fallon JT, Brown D, Krafsur G, Stenmark K, Mathew R. Hypoxia-induced pulmonary hypertension and chronic lung disease: caveolin-1 dysfunction an important underlying feature. Pulm Circ. 2019 Jan-Mar;9(1):2045894019837876. PubMed PMID: 30806156
  • Stenmark KR, Frid MG, Graham BB, Tuder RM. Dynamic and diverse changes in the functional properties of vascular smooth muscle cells in pulmonary hypertension. Cardiovasc Res. 2018 Mar 15;114(4):551-564. PubMed PMID: 29385432
  • Madhavan K, Frid MG, Hunter K, Shandas R, Stenmark KR, Park D. Development of an electrospun biomimetic polyurea scaffold suitable for vascular grafting. J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater. 2018 Jan;106(1):278-290. PubMed PMID: 28130878
  • Zhang H, Wang D, Li M, Plecitá-Hlavatá L, D'Alessandro A, Tauber J, Riddle S, Kumar S, Flockton AR, McKeon BA, Frid MG, Reisz JA, Caruso P, El Kasmi KC, Ježek P, Morrell NW, Hu CJ, Stenmark KR. The Metabolic and Proliferative State of Vascular Adventitial Fibroblasts in Pulmonary Hypertension is Regulated through a MiR-124/PTBP1/PKM Axis. Circulation. 2017 Sep 26. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28972001
  • Caruso P, Dunmore BJ, Schlosser K, Schoors S, Dos Santos CC, Perez-Iratxeta C, Lavoie JR, Zhang H, Long L, Flockton AR, Frid MG, Upton PD, D'Alessandro A, Hadinnapola C, Kiskin FN, Taha M, Hurst LA, Ormiston ML, Hata A, Stenmark KR, Carmeliet P, Stewart DJ, Morrell NW. Identification of miR-124 as a Major Regulator of Enhanced Endothelial Cell Glycolysis in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension via PTBP1 and PKM2. Circulation. 2017 Sep 26. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28971999
  • Pugliese SC, Kumar S, Janssen WJ, Graham BB, Frid MG, Riddle SR, El Kasmi KC, Stenmark KR. A Time- and Compartment-Specific Activation of Lung Macrophages in Hypoxic Pulmonary Hypertension. J Immunol. 2017 Jun 15;198(12):4802-4812. PubMed PMID: 28500078
  • Madhavan K, Frid MG, Hunter K, Shandas R, Stenmark KR, Park D. Development of an electrospun biomimetic polyurea scaffold suitable for vascular grafting. J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater. 2017 Jan 27. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28130878
  • Li M, Riddle S, Zhang H, D'Alessandro A, Flockton A, Serkova NJ, Hansen KC, Moldvan R, McKeon BA, Frid M, Kumar S, Li H, Liu H, Caánovas A, Medrano JF, Thomas MG, Iloska D, Plecitá-Hlavatá L, Ježek P, Pullamsetti S, Fini MA, El Kasmi KC, Zhang Q, Stenmark KR. Metabolic Reprogramming Regulates the Proliferative and Inflammatory Phenotype of Adventitial Fibroblasts in Pulmonary Hypertension Through the Transcriptional Corepressor C-Terminal Binding Protein-1. Circulation. 2016 Oct 11;134(15):1105-1121. PubMed PMID: 27562971
  • Stenmark KR, Frid M, Perros F. Endothelial-to-Mesenchymal Transition: An Evolving Paradigm and a Promising Therapeutic Target in PAH. Circulation. 2016 May 3;133(18):1734-7. PubMed PMID: 27045137
  • Schäfer M, Myers C, Brown RD, Frid MG, Tan W, Hunter K, Stenmark KR. Pulmonary Arterial Stiffness: Toward a New Paradigm in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Pathophysiology and Assessment. Curr Hypertens Rep. 2016 Jan;18(1):4. PubMed PMID: 26733189
  • Deng L, Blanco FJ, Stevens H, Lu R, Caudrillier A, McBride M, McClure JD, Grant J, Thomas M, Frid M, Stenmark K, White K, Seto AG, Morrell NW, Bradshaw AC, MacLean MR, Baker AH. MicroRNA-143 Activation Regulates Smooth Muscle and Endothelial Cell Crosstalk in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension. Circ Res. 2015 Oct 23;117(10):870-83. PubMed PMID: 26311719
  • Zhao L, Oliver E, Maratou K, Atanur SS, Dubois OD, Cotroneo E, Chen CN, Wang L, Arce C, Chabosseau PL, Ponsa-Cobas J, Frid MG, Moyon B, Webster Z, Aldashev A, Ferrer J, Rutter GA, Stenmark KR, Aitman TJ, Wilkins MR. The zinc transporter ZIP12 regulates the pulmonary vascular response to chronic hypoxia. Nature. 2015 Aug 20;524(7565):356-60. PubMed PMID: 26258299
  • Deng L, Blanco FJ, Stevens H, Lu R, Caudrillier A, McBride M, McClure JD, Grant J, Thomas M, Frid M, Stenmark K, White K, Seto AG, Morrell NW, Bradshaw AC, MacLean MR, Baker AH. MicroRNA-143 Activation Regulates Smooth Muscle and Endothelial Cell Crosstalk in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension. Circ Res. 2015 Oct 23;117(10):870-83. PubMed PMID: 26311719
  • Zhao L, Oliver E, Maratou K, Atanur SS, Dubois OD, Cotroneo E, Chen CN, Wang L, Arce C, Chabosseau PL, Ponsa-Cobas J, Frid MG, Moyon B, Webster Z, Aldashev A, Ferrer J, Rutter GA, Stenmark KR, Aitman TJ, Wilkins MR. The zinc transporter ZIP12 regulates the pulmonary vascular response to chronic hypoxia. Nature. 2015 Aug 20;524(7565):356-60. PubMed PMID: 26258299
  • Wang D, Zhang H, Li M, Frid MG, Flockton AR, McKeon BA, Yeager ME, Fini MA, Morrell NW, Pullamsetti SS, Velegala S, Seeger W, McKinsey TA, Sucharov CC, Stenmark KR. MicroRNA-124 Controls the Proliferative, Migratory, and Inflammatory Phenotype of Pulmonary Vascular Fibroblasts. Circ Res. 2014 Jan 3;114(1):67-78. PubMed PMID: 24122720
  • Wang D, Zhang H, Li M, Frid MG, Flockton AR, McKeon BA, Yeager ME, Fini MA, Morrell NW, Pullamsetti SS, Velegala S, Seeger W, McKinsey TA, Sucharov CC, Stenmark KR. MicroRNA-124 controls the proliferative, migratory, and inflammatory phenotype of pulmonary vascular fibroblasts. Circ Res. 2014 Jan 3;114(1):67-78. PubMed PMID: 24122720
  • El Kasmi KC, Pugliese SC, Riddle SR, Poth JM, Anderson AL, Frid MG, Li M, Pullamsetti SS, Savai R, Nagel MA, Fini MA, Graham BB, Tuder RM, Friedman JE, Eltzschig HK, Sokol RJ, Stenmark KR. Adventitial fibroblasts induce a distinct proinflammatory/profibrotic macrophage phenotype in pulmonary hypertension. J Immunol. 2014 Jul 15;193(2):597-609. PubMed PMID: 24928992
  • Nagel MA, Traktinskiy I, Stenmark KR, Frid MG, Choe A, Gilden D. Varicella-zoster virus vasculopathy: immune characteristics of virus-infected arteries. Neurology. 2013 Jan 1;80(1):62-8. PubMed PMID: 23243076
  • Stenmark KR, Yeager ME, El Kasmi KC, Nozik-Grayck E, Gerasimovskaya EV, Li M, Riddle SR, Frid MG. The adventitia: essential regulator of vascular wall structure and function. Annu Rev Physiol. 2013;75:23-47. PubMed PMID: 23216413
  • Stenmark KR, Yeager ME, El Kasmi KC, Nozik-Grayck E, Gerasimovskaya EV, Li M, Riddle SR, Frid MG. The Adventitia: Essential Regulator of Vascular Wall Structure and Function. Annu Rev Physiol. 2012 Dec 3. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 23216413
  • Anwar A, Li M, Frid MG, Kumar B, Gerasimovskaya EV, Riddle SR, McKeon BA, Thukaram R, Meyrick BO, Fini MA, Stenmark KR. Osteopontin is an endogenous modulator of the constitutively activated phenotype of pulmonary adventitial fibroblasts in hypoxic pulmonary hypertension. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2012 Jul 1;303(1):L1-L11. PubMed PMID: 22582113
  • Stenmark KR, Frid MG, Yeager M, Li M, Riddle S, McKinsey T, El Kasmi KC. Targeting the adventitial microenvironment in pulmonary hypertension: A potential approach to therapy that considers epigenetic change. Pulm Circ. 2012 Jan-Mar;2(1):3-14. PubMed PMID: 22558514
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Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 East 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-777-1234

Hospital Affiliation
  • Children's Hospital Colorado

Specialty Information

Conditions & Treatments
  • Critical Care

General Information

Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Critical Care Medicine
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