• H-index 51 [Google Scholar]; H-index 41 [Mendeley]; 21 first author; 56 senior corresponding author; underline indicates student mentee; *indicates corresponding author; citations from Mendeley as of 4/15/19

131. Sun Y, Pence BD, Wang SS, Woods JA*. Effects of exercise on stress-induced attenuation of vaccination responses in mice. Med Sci Spt Exerc, in press, 2019.

130. Smith DL, Friedman N, Bloom SI, Armaro WL, Pence BD, Cook MD, Fernhall B, Horn GP, Woods JA. Firefighting induces acute inflammatory responses that are not relieved by aspirin in older firefighters. J Occup Environ Med, in press, 2019.

129. Mailing LJ, Allen JM, Buford TW, Fields CJ, Woods JA*. Exercise and the gut microbiome: A review of the evidence, potential mechanisms, and implications for human health. Exerc Spt Sci Rev, 47(2): 75-85, 2019

128. Mailing LJ, Allen JM, Pence BD, Rytych J, Sun Y, Bhattacharya TK, Park P, Cross T-W, McCusker RH, Swanson KS, Fahey GC, Rhodes JS, Kelley KW, Johnson RW, Woods JA*. Behavioral response to fiber feeding is cohort-dependent and associated with gut microbiota composition in mice. Behav Brain Res, 359: 731-736, 2019. PMID: 30243767

127. Matt SM, Allen JM, Lawson MA, Mailing LJ, Woods JA, Johnson RW. Butyrate and dietary soluble fiber improve neuroinflammation associated with aging in mice. Front Immunol, 9; 1832, 2018. PMID: 3015478

126. Niemiro GM, Allen JM, Mailing LJ, Khan NA, Holscher HD, Woods JA, De Lisio M. Effects of exercise training on inflammatory circulating progenitor cell content in lean and obese adults. J Physiol, 596(14): 2811-2822, 2018. PMID: 29923191


125. Pedrogo DA, Jensen MD, Van Dyke CT, Murray JA, Woods JA, Kashyap PC, Nehra V. Gut microbial carbohydrate metabolism hinders weight loss in overweight adults undergoing lifestyle intervention with a volumetric diet. Mayo Clin Proc, 93(8): 1104-1110, 2018. PMID: 30077203

124. Pence BD, Ryerson MR, Bravo Cruz AG, Woods JA, Shisler JL. Voluntary wheel running does not alter mortality to or immunogenicity of vaccinia virus in mice: A pilot study. Front Physiol, 8: 1123, 2018. 0 citations. PMID: 29354074

123. Allen JM, Mailing LJ, Moore R, Cook MD, White BA, Holscher HD, Woods JA*. Exercise alters gut microbiota composition and function in lean and obese humans. Med Sci Spt Exerc, 50 (4): 747-757, 2018. 24 citations. PMID: 29166320

122. Allen JM, Mailing LJ, Cohrs J, Salmonson C, Fryer J, Nehra V, Hale VL, Kashyap P, White BA, Woods JA*. Exercise training-induced modification of the gut microbiota persists after microbiota colonization and attenuates the response to chemically-induced colitis in gnotobiotic mice. Gut Microbes, 9(2): 115-130, 2018. 6 citations. PMID: 28862530

121. Pence BD, Bhattacharya TK, Park P, Rytych JL, Allen JM, Sun Y, McCusker RH, Kelley KW, Johnson RW, Rhodes JS, Woods JA*. Long-term supplementation with EGCG and beta-alanine decreases mortality but does not affect cognitive or muscle function in aged mice. Exptl Gerontol, 98: 22-29, 2017. 0 citations. PMID: 28818411

120. Pence BD, Bhattacharya TK, Park P, Rytych JL, Allen JM, Sun Y, McCusker RH, Kelley KW, Johnson RW, Rhodes JS, Woods JA*. Dose-dependent decrease in mortality with no cognitive or muscle function improvements due to dietary EGCG supplementation in aged mice. App Physiol Nutr Metab, 42(5): 495-502, 2017. PMID: 28177724

119. Yan H, Ranadive SM, Lane-Cordova AD, Kappus RM, Behun MA, Cook MD, Woods JA, Wilund KR, Baynard T, Halliwill JR, Fernhall B. The effect of acute aerobic exercise and histamine receptor blockade on arterial stiffness in African-Americans and Caucasians. J Appl Physiol, 122(2): 386-395, 2017. 4 citations. PMID: 27979988

118. Chung HR, Vakil M, Munroe M, Parikh A, Meador BM, Wu PT, Jeong JH, Woods JA, Wilund KR, Boppart MD. The impact of exercise on statin-associated skeletal muscle myopathy. PLoS One, 11(12): e0168065, 2016. 5 citations. PMID: 27936249

117. Lane-Cordova AD, Ranadive SM, Kappus RM, Cook MD, Phillips SA, Woods JA, Wilund KR, Baynard T, Fernhall B. Aging, not age-associated inflammation, determines blood pressure and endothelial responses to acute inflammation. J Hypertens, 34(12): 2401-2409, 2016. 2 citations. PMID: 275526745


116. Nehra V, Allen JM, Mailing LJ, Kashyap PC, Woods JA*. Gut microbiota: Modulation of host physiology in obesity. Physiol, 31(5): 327-335, 2016. 29 citations. PMID: 27511459

115. Smith DL, Horn GP, Woods JA, Ploutz-Snyder R, Fernhall B. Effect of aspirin supplementation on hemostatic responses in firefighters aged 40 to 60 years. Am J Cardiol, 118(2): 275-280, 2016. 5 citations. PMID: 272241836

114. Lane-Cordova A, Phillips SA, Baynard T, Woods JA, Motl R, Fernhall B. Effects of aging and physical activity on blood pressure and endothelial function during acute inflammation. Exptl Physiol, 101(7): 962-971, 2016. 2 citations. PMID: 27027865

113. Klaren R, Stasula U, Steelman A, Hernandez J, Pence B, Woods JA, Motl R. Effects of exercise in a relapsing-remitting model of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis. J Neurosci Res, 94(10): 907-914, 2016. 6 citations. PMID: 27312674

112. Yan H, Behun MA, Cook MD, Ranadive SM, Lane AD, Kappus RM, Woods JA, Wilund KR, Baynard T, Halliwill JR, Fernhall B. Differential post-exercise blood pressure responses between Blacks and Caucasians. PLoS One, 11(4): e0153445, 2016. 5 citations. PMID: 27074034

111. Cook MD, Allen JM, Pence BD, Wallig MA, Gaskins HR, White BA, Woods JA*. Exercise and gut immune function: Evidence of alterations in colon immune cell homeostasis and microbiome characteristics with exercise training. Immunol Cell Biol, 94(2): 158-163, 2016. 25 citations. PMID: 26626721

110. Pence BD, Gibbons TE, Bhattacharya TK, Mach HC, Ossyra JM, Petr G, Martin SA, McCusker RH, Kelley KW, Rhodes JS, Johnson RW, Woods JA*. Effects of exercise and dietary EGCG and β-alanine on skeletal muscle in aged mice. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab, 41(2): 181-190, 2016. 5 citations. PMID: 26761622

109. Ranadive SM, Yan H, Lane A, Kappus RM, Cook MD, Sun P, Harvey I, Ploutz-Snyder R, Woods JA, Wilund KR, Fernhall B. Aerobic exercise training and arterial changes in African-American versus Caucasians. Med Sci Spt Exerc, 48(1): 90-97, 2016. 5 citations. PMID: 26225767

108. Kappus RM, Ranadive SM, Yan H, Lane-Cordova AD, Cook MD, Sun P, Harvey IS, Wilund KR, Woods JA, Fernhall B. Sex differences in autonomic function following maximal exercise. Biol Sex Diff, 6:28 2015. 9 citations. PMID: 26629325


107. Panasevich MR, Allen JM, Wallig MA, Woods JA, Dilger RN. Moderately-fermentable potato fiber attenuates symptoms and inflammation associated with experimental colitis. J Nutr, 145(12): 2781-2788, 2015. 9 citations. PMID: 26491118

106. Allen JM, Sun Y, Woods JA*. Exercise and the regulation of inflammatory responses. Prog Mol Transl Sci 135: 337-354, 2015. 19 citations. PMID: 26477921

105. Bhattacharya TK, Pence BD, Ossyra JM, Gibbons TE, Perez S, McCusker RH, Kelley KW, Johnson RW, Woods JA. Rhodes JS. Exercise but not (-)-Epigallocatechin-3-gallate or β-Alanine enhances physical fitness, brain plasticity, and behavioral performance in mice. Physiol Behav 145: 29-37, 2015. 15 citations. PMID: 25797079

104. Allen JM, Berg Miller ME, Pence BD, Whitlock K, Nehra V, Gaskins RH, Fryer JD, White BA, Woods JA*. Voluntary and forced exercise differentially alter the gut microbiome in C57Bl/6J mice. J Appl Physiol, 118: 1059-1066, 2015. 54 citations. PMID: 25678701

103. Lane A, Kappus R, Bunsawat K, Ranadive S, Yan H, Phillips S, Baynard T, Woods JA, Motl R, Fernhall B. Age-related ventricular-vascular coupling during acute inflammation in humans: Effect of physical activity. Eur J Prev Cardiol, 22(7): 904-911, 2015. 0 citations. PMID: 24996847

102. Woods JA*, Pence BD. Physical activity, exercise and immune function. Kines Rev, 4: 118-125, 2015.

101. Leckie RL, Oberlin LE, Voss MW, Prakash RS, Szabo-Reed A, Chaddock-Heyman L, Phillips SM, Gothe NP, Mailey E, Vieira-Potter VJ, Martin SA, Pence BD, Lin M, Parasuraman R, Greenwood PM, Fryxell KJ, Woods JA, McAuley E, Kramer AF, Erickson KI. Brain-derived neurotrophic factor mediates improvements in executive function following a 1 year exercise intervention. Front Human Neurosci, 8, 985, 2014. 74 citations. PMID: 25566019

100. Smith DL, Horn GP, Petruzzello SJ, Freund GG, Woods JA, Cook MD, Goldstein E, Fernhall B. Effect of obesity on acute hemostatic responses to live-fire training drills. Am J Cardiol 114:1768-1771, 2014. 4 citations. PMID: 25306554

99. Lane A, Yan H, Randive SM, Kappus RM, Sun P, Cook MD, Harvey I, Woods JA, Wilund K, Fernhall B. Sex differences in ventricular-vascular coupling following endurance training. Eur J Appl Physiol, 114(12): 2597-2606, 2014. 4 citations. PMID: 25142819


98. Kang SS, Jeraldo PR, Kurti A, Berg Miller ME, Cook MD, Whitlock K, Goldenfeld N, Woods JA, White BA, Chia N, Fryer JD. Diet and exercise orthogonally alter the gut microbiome and reveal independent associations with anxiety and cognition. Molecular Neurodegen 9(1): 36, 2014. 83 citations. PMID: 25217888

97. Klaren RE, Motl RW, Woods JA, Miller SD. Effects of exercise in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (an animal model of Multiple Sclerosis). J Neuroimmunol 274(1-2): 14-19, 2014. 15 citations. PMID: 24999244

96. Linden MA, Pincu Y, Martin SA, Woods JA, Baynard T. Moderate exercise training provides modest protection against adipose tissue inflammatory gene expression in response to high-fat feeding. Physiol Reports, 16(2): 7, 2014. 29 citations. PMID: 25347855

95. Gibbons TE, Pence BD, Petr G, Ossyra JM, Mach HC, Battacharya TK, Perez S, Martin SA, McCusker RH, Kelley KW, Rhodes JS, Johnson RW, Woods JA*. Voluntary wheel running, but not a diet containing (-)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate and β-alanine, improves learning, memory and hippocampal neurogenesis in aged mice. Behav Brain Res 272: 131-140, 2014. 41 citations. PMID: 25004447

94. Ranadive SM, Kappus RM, Cook MD, Yan H, Lane AD, Woods JA, Wilund KR, Iwamoto G, Vanar V, Tandon R, Fernhall B. Effect of acute moderate exercise on induced inflammation and arterial function in older adults. Exptl Physiol 99(4): 729-739, 2014. 7 citations. PMID: 24465022

93. Lee B, Benyajati S, Woods JA, Jan YK. Effect of local cooling on pro-inflammatory cytokines and blood flow to the skin under surface pressure in rats: feasibility study. J Tissue Viability 23: 69-77, 2014. 5 citations. PMID: 24513091

92. Yan H, Ranadive S, Heffernan K, Lane A, Kappus R, Cook MD, Wu PT, Sun P, Harvey I, Woods JA, Wilund KR, Fernhall B. Hemodynamic and arterial stiffness differences between African-Americans and Caucasians following maximal exercise. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol, 306(1): H60-68, 2014. 20 citations. PMID 24186094

91. Martin SA, Dantzer R, Kelley KW, Woods JA*. Voluntary wheel running does not affect lipopolysaccharide-induced depressive-like behavior in young adult and aged mice. Neuroimmunomod 21:52-63, 2014. 16 citations. PMID: 24281669

90. Pence BD, Woods JA*. Exercise, obesity, and cutaneous wound healing. Adv Wound Care 3(1): 71-79, 2014. PMID: 24761347


89. Smith DL, Horn GP, Petruzello SJ, Fahey G, Woods JA, Fernhall B. Clotting and fibrinolytic changes after firefighting activities. Med Sci Spt Exerc 46(3): 448-454, 2014. 24 citations. PMID: 23924919

88. Ranadive SM, Cook MD, Kappus RM, Yan H, Lane AD, Woods JA, Wilund KR, Iwamoto G, Vanar V, Tandon R, Fernhall B. Effect of acute aerobic exercise on vaccine efficacy in older adults. Med Sci Spt Exerc 46(3): 455-461, 2014. 8 citations. PMID 23924918

87. Cook MD, Martin SA, Williams C, Whitlock K, Wallig MA, Pence BA, Woods JA*. Forced treadmill running exacerbates inflammation and causes mortality while voluntary wheel training is protective in a mouse model of colitis. Brain Behav Immun 33: 46-56, 2013. 58 citations. PMID 23707215.

86. Jan YK, Crane BA, Liao F, Woods JA, Ennis WJ. Comparison of muscle and skin perfusion at the ischial tuberosities in response to wheelchair tilt-in-space and recline angles in people with spinal cord injury. Arch Phys Med Rehab 94: 1990-96, 2013. 15 citations. PMID 23602880

85. Thorum S, Comstock S, Davidson, Siegel MH, Pence BD, Woods JA, Donovan SA. Dietary (1,3/1,6) β-glucan decrease TGF-β expression in the lung of the neonatal piglet. Nutr Res 33: 322-331, 2013. 2 citations. PMID 23602250

84. Jan YK, Liao F, Rice LA, Woods JA. Using reactive hyperemia to assess the efficacy of local cooling on reducing skin ischemia under surface pressure in people with spinal cord injury: a preliminary report. Arch Phys Med Rehab 94: 1982-89, 2013. 15 citations. PMID 23583346

83. Lane AD, Ranadive SM, Yan H, Kappus RM, Cook MD, Sun P, Woods JA, Wilund K, Fernhall B. Effect of sex on wasted left ventricular effort following maximal exercise. Int J Spt Med, 34(9): 770-776, 2013. 6 citations. PMID 23526590

82. Kaczmarczyk, MM, Machaj AS, Lawson MA, York JM, Meling DD, Martin SA, Woods JA, Kelley KW, Wang Y, Miller MJ, Freund GG. Methylphenidate prevents high-fat diet (HFD)-induced learning/memory impairment in juvenile mice in press, Psychoneuroendo 38(9): 1553-1564, 2013. 53 citations. PMID 23411461

81. Baynard T, Vieira-Potter V, Valentine R, Woods JA*. Exercise training effects on inflammatory gene expression in white adipose tissue of young mice. Med Inflamm, 2012: 767953. 19 citations. PMID 23319832

80. Martin SA, Pence BD, Greene RM, Johnson SJ, Dantzer R, Kelley KW, Woods JA*. Effects of voluntary wheel running on LPS-induced sickness behavior in aged mice. Brain Behav Immun 29: 113-123, 2013. 23 citations. PMID 23277090


79. Cook MD, Heffernan KS, Ranadive S, Woods JA, Fernhall B. Effect of resistance training on biomarkers of vascular function and oxidative stress in young African-American and Caucasian men. J Human Hypertension 27(6): 388-392, 2013.11 citations. PMID 23172026

78. Voss MW, Erickson KI, Prakash RS, Chaddock LC, Kim JS, Alves H, Szabo A, White SM, Wójcicki TR, Mailey EL, Olson EA, Gothe N, Potter VV, Martin SA, Pence BD, Cook MD, Woods JA, McAuley E, & Kramer AF. Neurobiological markers of exercise-related brain plasticity in older adults. Brain Behav Immun 28: 90-99, 2013. 155 citations. PMID 23123199

77. Kappus RM, Ranadive SM, Yan H, Lane AD, Cook MD, Hall G, Harvey IS, Wilund KR, Woods JA, Fernhall B. Validity of predicting left ventricular end systolic pressure changes following an acute bout of exercise. J Sci Med Spt 16(1): 71-75, 2013. 5 citations. PMID 22721862

76. Hester S, Comstock S, Thorum S, Monaco M, Pence BD, Woods JA, Donovan SM. Intestinal and systemic immune development and response to vaccination are unaffected by dietary (1,3/1,6)-β-D-glucan supplementation of neonatal piglets. Clin Vacc Immunol 19(9): 1499-1508, 2012. 9 citations. PMID 22815151

75. Pence BD, Lowder TW, Keylock KT, Potter Vieira VJ, Cook MD, McAuley E, Woods JA*. Relationship between systemic inflammation and delayed-type hypersensitivity response in older adults. PLOS One, 7(5): e36403, 2012. 3 citations. PMID 22567155

74. Pence BD, DiPietro LA, Woods JA*. Exercise speeds cutaneous wound healing in high-fat diet-induced obese mice. Med Sci Spt Exerc, 44(10): 1846-1854, 2012. 10 citations. PMID 225543735

73. Woods JA*, Wilund KR, Martin SA, Kistler BM. Exercise, inflammation and aging. Aging and Disease 2(1): 130-140, 2012. 126 citations. PMID 22500274

72. Anderson-Hanley C, Arciero PJ, Brickman AM, Nimon BS, Okuma N, Westen SC, Merz ME, Pence BD, Woods JA, Kramer AF, Zimmerman EA. Exergaming and older adult adult cognition: A cluster randomized clinical trial. Am J Prev Med, 42(2): 109-119, 2012. 185 citations. PMID 22261206

71. Pence BD, Hester SN, Donovan SM, Woods JA*. Dietary whole glucan particles do not affect antibody or cell-mediated immune responses to influenza virus vaccine in mice. Immunol Invest 41(3): 275-289, 2012. 7 citations. PMID 22149961


70. Bigley AB, Lowder TW, Spielmann G, Rector JL, Pircher H, Woods JA, Simpson RJ. NK-cells have an impaired response to acute exercise and a lower expression of the inhibitory receptors KLRG1 and CD158a in humans with latent cytomegalovirus infection. Brain Behav Immun, 26(1): 177-186, 2012. 20 citations. PMID 21933704

69. Valentine RJ, Woods JA, McAuley E, Dantzer R, Evans EM. The associations of adiposity, physical activity and inflammation with fatigue in older adults. Brain Behav Immun 25: 1482-1490, 2011. 29 citations. PMID 21693185

68. Pence BD, Martin SA, Woods JA*. Exercise training and immunosenescence, Am J Lifestyle Med 5(3): 238-246, 2011. 1 citation.

67. Walsh NP, Gleeson M, Shephard RJ, Gleeson M, Woods JA, Bishop NC, Fleshner M, Green C, Pedersen BK, Hoffman-Goetz L, Rogers CJ, Northoff N, Abbasi A, Simon P. Position Statement Part One: Immune function and exercise. Exerc Immunol Rev 17, 6-63, 2011. 675 citations. PMID 21446352

66. Erickson KI, Voss MW, Prakesh RS, Basak C, Szabo A, Chaddock L, Heo S, Alves H, White SM, Wojcicki TR, Mailey E, Vieira VJ, Martin SA, Pence BD, Woods JA, McAuley E, Kramer AF. Exercise training increases size of the hippocampus and improves memory. Proc Natl Acad Sci 108(7): 3017-3022, 2011. 1,589 citations. PMID 21282661

65. Erickson KI, Prakash R, Voss M, Chaddock L, Heo S, McLaren M, Pence B, Martin S, Vieira V, Woods JA, Kramer A. BDNF is associated with age-related decline in hippocampal volume. J Neurosci 30(15): 5368-5375, 2010. 218 citations. PMID 20392958

64. Woods JA*, Keylock KT, Lowder TW, Vieira VJ, Zelkovich W, Dumich S, Colantuano K, Lyons K, Leifheit K, Chapman-Novakofski KM, McAuley E. Cardiovascular exercise training extends influenza vaccine seroprotection in previously sedentary, healthy older adults: The Immune Function Intervention Trial (ImFIT). J Am Geriatr Soc, 57: 2183-2191, 2009. 46 citations. PMID 20121985

63. Martin SA, Pence BD, Woods JA*. Exercise and respiratory viral infections. Exerc Spts Sci Rev 37(4): 157-164, 2009. 42 citations. PMID 19955864

62. Wilund KR, Rosenblat M, Chung HR, Volkova N, Kaplan M, Woods JA, Aviram M. Macrophages from the pro-inflammatory alpha 7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor knockout (α7nAchr-/-) mice demonstrate increased cholesterol accumulation and decreased cellular PON2 expression: a possible link between the nervous system and atherosclerosis development. Biochem Biophys Res Comm, 390(1): 148-154, 2009. 23 citations. PMID 19785985


61. Misic MM, Valentine RJ, Rosengren KS, Woods JA, Evans EM. Impact of training modality on strength and lower extremity physical function in older adults. Gerontology, 55(4): 411-416, 2009. 20 citations. PMID 19590159

60. Vieira V, Hu L, Valentine RJ, McAuley E, Evans EM, Baynard T, Woods JA*. Reduction in trunk fat predicts cardiovascular exercise training-related reductions in C-reactive protein. Brain Behav Immun, 23: 485-491, 2009. 24 citations. PMID 19486651

59. Valentine RJ, Misic M, Rosengren KS, Woods JA, Evans EM. Sex impacts the relation between body composition and physical function in older adults. Menopause, 16(3): 518-523, 2009. 38 citations. PMID 19423997

58. Heffernan KS, Fahs CA, Iwamoto GA, Jae SY, Wilund KR, Woods JA, Fernhall B. Resistance exercise training reduces central blood pressure and improves microvascular function in African American and white men. Atherosclerosis, 207(1): 220-226, 2009. 54 citations. PMID 19410255

57. Woods JA*, Vieira VJ, Keylock KT. Exercise, Inflammation, and innate immunity. Immunol Allerg Clin North Am 29(2): 381-393, 2009. 94 citations. PMID 19389588

56. Vieira V, Valentine R, Wilund KR, Woods JA*. Effects of diet and exercise on metabolic disturbances in high fat diet-fed mice. Cytokine, 46: 339-345, 2009. 38 citations. PMID 19362852

55. Vieira VJ, Valentine RJ, Wilund KR, Antao N, Baynard T, Woods JA*. Effects of exercise and low-fat diet on adipose tissue inflammation and metabolic complications in obese mice. Am J Physiol: Endocrinol Metab 296(5): E1164-1171, 2009. 116 citations. PMID 19276393

54. Matsumoto T, Shiva D, Kawanishi N, Kato Y, Woods JA, Yano H. Salmonella administration induces a reduction of wheel running activity via a TLR5, but not a TLR 4-, dependent pathway. Exerc Immunol Rev 14: 38-50, 2008. 3 citations. PMID 19203083

53. Heffernan KS, Jae SY, Vieira VJ, Iwamoto GA, Wilund KW, Woods JA, Fernhall B. C-reactive protein and cardiac vagal activity following resistance exercise training in young African American and white men. Am J Physiol: Reg Integr Comp Physiol 296(4): R1098-1105, 2009. 42 citations. PMID 19193941

52. Heffernan KS, Sosnoff JJ, Ofori E, Jae SY, Baynard T, Collier SR, Goulopoulou S, Figueroa A, Woods JA, Pitetti KH, Fernhall B. Complexity of force output during static exercise in individuals with Down Syndrome. J Appl Physiol, 106(4): 1227-1233, 2009. 25 citations. PMID 19164775


51. Valentine RJ, Evans EM, Vieira VJ, Baynard T, Hu L, McAuley E, Woods JA*. Sex differences in the relationship between obesity, C-reactive protein, physical activity, sleep quality and fatigue in older adults. Brain Behav Immun, 23: 643-648, 2009.33 citations. PMID 19133324

50. Heffernan K, Jae SY, Wilund K, Woods JA, Fernhall B. Racial differences in central blood pressure and vascular function in young men. Am J Physiol: Heart Circulatory Physiol, 295(6): H2380-2387, 2008. 91 citations. PMID 18849329

49. Valentine RJ, Vieira VJ, Woods JA, Evans EM. Stronger relationship between central adiposity and C-reactive protein in older women than men. Menopause, 16(1): 84-89, 2009. 24 citations. PMID 18791482

48. Yang Y, Verkuilen J, Rosengren KS, Mariani RA, Reed M, Grubisich SA, Woods JA, Schlagal B. Effects of a traditional Taiji/Qigong curriculum on older adults’ immune response to influenza vaccine. Med Sport Sci 52: 64-76, 2008. 14 citations. PMID 18487887

47. Moreau M, Andre C, O’Connor JC, Dumich SA, Woods JA, Kelley KW, Dantzer R, Lestage J, Castanon N. Inoculation of Bacillus Calmette-Guerin to mice induces an acute episode of sickness behavior followed by chronic depressive-like behavior. Brain Behav Immun, 22: 1087-1095, 2008. 97 citations. PMID 18479887

46. Krzyszton CP, Sparkman NL, Grant RW, Buchanan JB, Broussard SR, Woods JA, Johnson RW. Exacerbated fatigue and motor deficits in interleukin-10 deficient mice after peripheral immune stimulation. Am J Physiol Reg Integr Comp Physiol 295: R1109-1114, 2008. 47 citations. PMID 18650318

45. Grant RW, Mariani RA, Vieira VJ, Fleshner M, Smith TP, Keylock KT, Lowder T, McAuley E, Hu L, Chapman-Novakofski K, Woods JA*. Cardiovascular exercise intervention improves the primary antibody response to keyhole limpet hemocyanin (KLH) in previously sedentary older adults. Brain Behav Immun, 22: 923-932, 2008. 30 citations. PMID 18295445

44. Heffernan KS, Jae SY, Lee M, Woods JA, Fernhall B. Arterial wave reflection and vascular autonomic modulation in young and older men. Aging Clin Exp Res, 20(1): 1-7, 2008. 11 citations. PMID 18283221

43. Keylock KT, Vieira V, Wallig MA, Dipietro LA, Schrementi M, Woods JA*. Exercise accelerates wound healing and decreases wound inflammation in old mice. Am J Physiol Reg Integr Comp Physiol 294: R179-184, 2008. 67 citations. PMID 18003791

42. Wardell R, Chapman-Novakofski K, Herrel S, Woods JA*. Nutrient intake and immune function of elderly subjects. J Am Dietetic Assoc 108: 2005-1012, 2008. 22 citations. PMID 19027403


41. Kitamura H, Shiva D, Woods JA, Yano H. Beta-adrenergic receptor blockade attenuates the exercise-induced suppression of TNF-α in response to lipopolysaccharide in rats. Neuroimmunomod, 14: 91-96, 2007. 11 citations. PMID 17713356

40. Yang Y, Mariani RA, Reed M, Lyons K, Rosengren K, Woods JA*. Effects of Taiji and Qigong intervention on the antibody response to influenza vaccine in the elderly. Am J Chinese Med 35(4): 597-607, 2007. 29 citations. PMID 17708626

39. Vieira V, Keylock KT, Lowder T, McAuley E, Woods JA*. Independent relationship between recovery heart rate and C reactive protein in older adults. J Am Geriatr Soc 55: 747-751, 2007. 19 citations. PMID 17493195

38. Misic M, Rosengren KS, Woods JA, Evans, EM. Muscle quality, aerobic fitness and fat mass predict lower extremity physical function in community-dwelling adults. Gerontol 53: 260-266, 2007. 76 citations. PMID 17446711

37. Jae SY, Heffernan KS, Woods JA, Ahn AS, Lee M-K, Park WH, Fernhall B. Relation of heart rate recovery after exercise to C-reactive protein and white blood cell count. Am J Cardiol 99(5): 707-710, 2007. 30 citations. PMID 17317377

36. Lowder T, Padgett D, Woods JA*. Moderate exercise early after influenza virus infection reduces the Th1 immune response in lungs of mice. Exerc Immunol Rev 12: 97-111, 2006. 35 citations. PMID 17201075

35. Keylock KT, Lowder T, Leifheit K, Cook M, Mariani R, Ross K, Kim K, McAuley E, Woods JA*. Higher antibody, but not cell-mediated, responses to vaccination in high physically fit elderly. J Appl Physiol 102: 1090-1098, 2007. 34 citations. PMID 17095638

34. Woods JA*, Vieira V, Keylock TK. Exercise, inflammation, and innate immunity. Neurol Clinics, 24(3): 585-599, 2006. 94 citations. PMID 16877125

33. Lowder T, Lankford D, Padgett D, Woods JA*. Moderate exercise protects mice from death due to influenza. Brain Behav Immun, 19: 377-380, 2005. 52 citations. PMID 15922557

32. Woods JA*. Physical activity, exercise and immune function. Brain Behav Immun, 19: 369-370, 2005. 25 citations. PMID 15908178

31. Smith DL, Petruzzello SJ, Chludzinski MA, Reed JJ, Woods JA. Selected hormonal and immunological responses to strenuous live-fire firefighting drills. Ergonomics, 48(1): 55-65, 2005. 45 citations. PMID 15764306


30. Yoon P, Keylock KT, Hartman ME, Freund GG, Woods JA*. Macrophage hypo-responsiveness to interferon-γ in aged mice is associated with impaired signaling through Jak-STAT. Mech Age Dev 125: 137-143, 2004. 50 citations. PMID 15037019

29. Zielinski MR, Wallig MA, Horn P, Muenchow M, Woods JA*. Exercise delays allogeneic tumor growth and reduces intra-tumoral inflammation and blood vessels. J Appl Physiol 96: 2249-2256, 2004. 53 citations. PMID 15020578

28. Woods JA*, Ceddia MA, Zack M, Lowder T, Lu Q. Exercise training restores the näive to memory T lymphocyte ratio in old mice. Brain Behav Immun, 17: 384-392, 2003. 22 citations. PMID 12946660

27. Yellayi S, Naaz A, Szewczykowski MA, Sato T, Woods JA, Chang J, Segre M, Helferich WG, Cooke PS. The phytoestrogen genistein induces thymic and immune changes: a human health concern? Proc Natl Acad Sci 99 (11): 7616-7621, 2002. 184 citations. PMID 12032332

26. Woods JA*, Lowder T, Keylock KT. Can exercise training improve immune function in the aged? Ann Ny Acad Sci, 959: 117-127, 2002. 40 citations. PMID 11976191

25. Pedersen BK, Woods JA, Nieman, DC. Exercise-induced immune changes - an influence on metabolism? Trends Immunol 22(9): 473-475, 2001. 11 citations. PMID 11556321

24. Smith DL, Petruzzello SJ, Chludzinski MA, Reed JJ, Woods JA. Effect of strenuous live-fire firefighting drills on hematological and blood chemistry measures. J Thermal Biol 26(4-5): 375-379, 2001. 26 citations. PMID

23. Yellayi S, Teuscher C, Woods JA, Welsh TH, Tung KS, Nakai M, Rosenfeld CS, Lubahn DB, Cooke PS. Normal development of the thymus in male and female mice requires estrogen/estrogen receptor-α signaling pathway. Endocrine 12(3): 207-213, 2000. 52 citations. PMID 10960309

22. Woods JA*, Lu Q, Ceddia MA, Lowder, T. Exercise induced modulation of macrophage function. J Immunol Cell Biol 78: 545-553, 2000. 65 citations. PMID 10893021

21. Woods JA*. Exercise and neuroendocrine modulation of macrophage function, Intl J Sports Med 21: S24-S30, 2000. 27 citations. PMID: 10893021

20. Ceddia MA, Voss EW, Woods, JA*. Intracellular mechanisms responsible for the exhaustive exercise-induced suppression of macrophage antigen presentation. J Appl Physiol 88(2): 804, 2000, *selected as a highlighted article. 22 citations. PMID 10658054


19. Ceddia MA, Woods JA*. Exercise suppresses macrophage antigen presentation. J Appl Physiol 87(6): 2253-2258, 1999. 38 citations. PMID 10601175

18. Woods JA, Ceddia MA, Evans JK, Price EA, Wolters BW, Lu Q, McAuley E. Effects of 6 months of moderate aerobic exercise training on immune function in the elderly. Mech Age Dev 109(1):1-19, 1999. 99 citations. PMID 10405985

17. Ceddia MA, Price EA, Kohlmeier CK, Evans JK, Lu Q, McAuley E, Woods, JA*. Differential leukocytosis and lymphocyte response to acute maximal exercise in the young and old. Med Sci Spt Exerc 31(6): 829-836, 1999. 51 citations. PMID 10378910

16. Lu Q, Ceddia MA, Price EA, Woods JA*. Chronic exercise increases macrophage-mediated anti-tumor cytolytic function in young and old mice. Am J Physiol 276(2): R482-R489, 1999. 51 citations. PMID 99500928

15. Woods JA*, Davis JM, Smith JA, Nieman DC. Exercise and cellular innate immune function. Med Sci Spt Exerc 31: 57-66, 1999. 146 citations. PMID 9927011

14. Woods JA*. Exercise and resistance to neoplasia. Can J Physiol Pharmacol 76: 1-8, 1998. 32 citations. PMID 9839085

13. Woods JA*, Evans JK, Wolters BW, Ceddia MA, McAuley E. Effects of maximal exercise on natural killer (NK) cell activity and responsiveness to interferon-α in the young and old. J Gerontol: Biol Sci 53: B430-B437, 1998. 22 citations. PMID 9823739

12. Woods JA*, Ceddia MA, Kozak C, Wolters BW. Effects of exercise on the macrophage MHC II response to inflammation. Intl J Spt Med 18: 483-488, 1997. 18 citations. PMID 9351697

11. Finck BN, Dantzer R, Kelley KW, Woods JA, Johnson, RW. Central lipopolysaccharide elevates plasma IL-6 concentration by a α-adrenoreceptor-mediated mechanism. Am J Physiol 272: R1880-R1887, 1997. 24 citations. PMID 9227603

10. Woods JA, Shahabi NS, Sharp BM. Characterization of a naloxone-resistant β-endorphin receptor on murine peritoneal macrophages. Life Sci 60(9): 573-586, 1997. 25 citations. PMID 9048961

9. Woods JA, Kohut ML, Davis JM, Ghaffar A, Mayer EP. Effects of exercise on the immune response to cancer. Med Sci Spt Exerc 26(9): 1109-1115, 1994. 48 citations. PMID 7808244

8. Woods JA, Davis JM. Exercise, monocyte/macrophage function, and cancer. Med Sci Spt Exerc 26(2): 147-156, 1994. 55 citations. PMID 8164531


7. Woods JA, Davis JM, Mayer EP, Ghaffar A, Pate, RR. Effects of exercise on macrophage activation for anti-tumor cytotoxicity. J Appl Physiol 76(5): 2177-2185, 1994. 56 citations. PMID 8063684

6. Pate RR. Burgess ML, Woods JA, Ross JG, Baumgartner TA. Validity of field tests of upper body muscular strength. Res Quart Exerc Sci Spt, 64(1): 17-24, 1993. 39 citations. PMID 8541529;

5. Woods JA, Davis JM, Mayer EP, Ghaffar A, Pate RR. Exercise increases inflammatory macrophage anti-tumor cytotoxicity. J Appl Physiol 75: 879-886, 1993. 53 citations. PMID 8226494

4. Davis JM, Bailey SP, Woods JA, Galiano FG, Hamilton MT, Bartoli WP. Effects of carbohydrate feedings on plasma free tryptophan and branched-chain amino acids during prolonged cycling. Eur J Appl Physiol 65: 513-519, 1992. 141 citations. PMID 1483439

3. Woods JA, Pate RR, Burgess ML. Correlates to performance on field tests of muscular strength. Pediatr Exerc Sci 4(4): 302-311, 1992.

2. Macera CA, Pate RR, Davis DR, Jackson KL, Woods, JA. Postrace morbidity among runners. Am J PrevMed 7(4): 194-98, 1991. 19 citations. PMID 1756054

1. Burgess WA, Davis JM, Bartoli WP, Woods JA. Failure of low dose carbohydrate feeding to attenuate the glucoregulatory hormone responses and improve cycling performance. Intl J Spt Nutr 1(4): 38-52, 1991. 17 citations. PMID 1668907