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    Christopher Benner

    TitleAssistant Professor
    SchoolUniversity of California, San Diego
    DepartmentMedicine
    Address9500 Gilman Drive #0640
    CA La Jolla 92093
    Phone858-534-9449
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      1. Rahnamoun H, Lu H, Duttke SH, Benner C, Glass CK, Lauberth SM. Mutant p53 shapes the enhancer landscape of cancer cells in response to chronic immune signaling. Nat Commun. 2017 Sep 29; 8(1):754. PMID: 28963538.
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      2. Arnoult N, Correia A, Ma J, Merlo A, Garcia-Gomez S, Maric M, Tognetti M, Benner C, Boulton SJ, Saghatelian A, Karlseder J. Regulation of DNA repair pathway choice in S and G2 phases by the NHEJ inhibitor CYREN. Nature. 2017 Sep 20; 549(7673):548-552. PMID: 28959974.
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      3. Franks TM, Benner C, Narvaiza I, Marchetto MCN, Young JM, Malik HS, Gage FH, Hetzer MW. Corrigendum: Evolution of a transcriptional regulator from a transmembrane nucleoporin. Genes Dev. 2017 Apr 15; 31(8):845. PMID: 28512238.
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      4. Koyama Y, Wang P, Liang S, Iwaisako K, Liu X, Xu J, Zhang M, Sun M, Cong M, Karin D, Taura K, Benner C, Heinz S, Bera T, Brenner DA, Kisseleva T. Mesothelin/mucin 16 signaling in activated portal fibroblasts regulates cholestatic liver fibrosis. J Clin Invest. 2017 Apr 03; 127(4):1254-1270. PMID: 28287406.
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      5. Ibarra A, Benner C, Tyagi S, Cool J, Hetzer MW. Nucleoporin-mediated regulation of cell identity genes. Genes Dev. 2016 Oct 15; 30(20):2253-2258. PMID: 27807035.
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      6. Hetzel J, Duttke SH, Benner C, Chory J. Nascent RNA sequencing reveals distinct features in plant transcription. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 Oct 25; 113(43):12316-12321. PMID: 27729530.
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      7. Nuttle X, Giannuzzi G, Duyzend MH, Schraiber JG, Narvaiza I, Sudmant PH, Penn O, Chiatante G, Malig M, Huddleston J, Benner C, Camponeschi F, Ciofi-Baffoni S, Stessman HA, Marchetto MC, Denman L, Harshman L, Baker C, Raja A, Penewit K, Janke N, Tang WJ, Ventura M, Banci L, Antonacci F, Akey JM, Amemiya CT, Gage FH, Reymond A, Eichler EE. Emergence of a Homo sapiens-specific gene family and chromosome 16p11.2 CNV susceptibility. Nature. 2016 08 11; 536(7615):205-9. PMID: 27487209; PMCID: PMC4988886 [Available on 02/11/17].
      8. Meitinger F, Anzola JV, Kaulich M, Richardson A, Stender JD, Benner C, Glass CK, Dowdy SF, Desai A, Shiau AK, Oegema K. 53BP1 and USP28 mediate p53 activation and G1 arrest after centrosome loss or extended mitotic duration. J Cell Biol. 2016 Jul 18; 214(2):155-66. PMID: 27432897; PMCID: PMC4949453 [Available on 01/18/17].
      9. Franks TM, Benner C, Narvaiza I, Marchetto MC, Young JM, Malik HS, Gage FH, Hetzer MW. Evolution of a transcriptional regulator from a transmembrane nucleoporin. Genes Dev. 2016 05 15; 30(10):1155-71. PMID: 27198230; PMCID: PMC4888837.
      10. Ding N, Hah N, Yu RT, Sherman MH, Benner C, Leblanc M, He M, Liddle C, Downes M, Evans RM. BRD4 is a novel therapeutic target for liver fibrosis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Dec 22; 112(51):15713-8. PMID: 26644586; PMCID: PMC4697417.
      11. Duttke SH, Lacadie SA, Ibrahim MM, Glass CK, Corcoran DL, Benner C, Heinz S, Kadonaga JT, Ohler U. Perspectives on Unidirectional versus Divergent Transcription. Mol Cell. 2015 Nov 05; 60(3):348-9. PMID: 26545075; PMCID: PMC4643650 [Available on 11/05/16].
      12. Denli AM, Narvaiza I, Kerman BE, Pena M, Benner C, Marchetto MC, Diedrich JK, Aslanian A, Ma J, Moresco JJ, Moore L, Hunter T, Saghatelian A, Gage FH. Primate-specific ORF0 contributes to retrotransposon-mediated diversity. Cell. 2015 Oct 22; 163(3):583-93. PMID: 26496605.
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      13. Benner C, Isoda T, Murre C. New roles for DNA cytosine modification, eRNA, anchors, and superanchors in developing B cell progenitors. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Oct 13; 112(41):12776-81. PMID: 26417104; PMCID: PMC4611620.
      14. Wu MZ, Chen SF, Nieh S, Benner C, Ger LP, Jan CI, Ma L, Chen CH, Hishida T, Chang HT, Lin YS, Montserrat N, Gascon P, Sancho-Martinez I, Izpisua Belmonte JC. Hypoxia Drives Breast Tumor Malignancy through a TET-TNFa-p38-MAPK Signaling Axis. Cancer Res. 2015 Sep 15; 75(18):3912-24. PMID: 26294212.
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      15. Jacinto FV, Benner C, Hetzer MW. The nucleoporin Nup153 regulates embryonic stem cell pluripotency through gene silencing. Genes Dev. 2015 Jun 15; 29(12):1224-38. PMID: 26080816; PMCID: PMC4495395.
      16. Wu J, Okamura D, Li M, Suzuki K, Luo C, Ma L, He Y, Li Z, Benner C, Tamura I, Krause MN, Nery JR, Du T, Zhang Z, Hishida T, Takahashi Y, Aizawa E, Kim NY, Lajara J, Guillen P, Campistol JM, Esteban CR, Ross PJ, Saghatelian A, Ren B, Ecker JR, Izpisua Belmonte JC. An alternative pluripotent state confers interspecies chimaeric competency. Nature. 2015 May 21; 521(7552):316-21. PMID: 25945737.
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      17. Estarás C, Benner C, Jones KA. SMADs and YAP compete to control elongation of ß-catenin:LEF-1-recruited RNAPII during hESC differentiation. Mol Cell. 2015 Jun 04; 58(5):780-93. PMID: 25936800.
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      18. Puto LA, Benner C, Hunter T. The DAXX co-repressor is directly recruited to active regulatory elements genome-wide to regulate autophagy programs in a model of human prostate cancer. Oncoscience. 2015; 2(4):362-72. PMID: 26097870; PMCID: PMC4468322.
      19. Kashyap MK, Kumar D, Villa R, La Clair JJ, Benner C, Sasik R, Jones H, Ghia EM, Rassenti LZ, Kipps TJ, Burkart MD, Castro JE. Targeting the spliceosome in chronic lymphocytic leukemia with the macrolides FD-895 and pladienolide-B. Haematologica. 2015 Jul; 100(7):945-54. PMID: 25862704; PMCID: PMC4486229.
      20. Miller MS, Rialdi A, Ho JS, Tilove M, Martinez-Gil L, Moshkina NP, Peralta Z, Noel J, Melegari C, Maestre AM, Mitsopoulos P, Madrenas J, Heinz S, Benner C, Young JA, Feagins AR, Basler CF, Fernandez-Sesma A, Becherel OJ, Lavin MF, van Bakel H, Marazzi I. Senataxin suppresses the antiviral transcriptional response and controls viral biogenesis. Nat Immunol. 2015 May; 16(5):485-94. PMID: 25822250; PMCID: PMC4406851.
      21. Chang AT, Liu Y, Ayyanathan K, Benner C, Jiang Y, Prokop JW, Paz H, Wang D, Li HR, Fu XD, Rauscher FJ, Yang J. An evolutionarily conserved DNA architecture determines target specificity of the TWIST family bHLH transcription factors. Genes Dev. 2015 Mar 15; 29(6):603-16. PMID: 25762439; PMCID: PMC4378193.
      22. Heinz S, Romanoski CE, Benner C, Glass CK. The selection and function of cell type-specific enhancers. Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol. 2015 Mar; 16(3):144-54. PMID: 25650801; PMCID: PMC4517609.
      23. Duttke SH, Lacadie SA, Ibrahim MM, Glass CK, Corcoran DL, Benner C, Heinz S, Kadonaga JT, Ohler U. Human promoters are intrinsically directional. Mol Cell. 2015 Feb 19; 57(4):674-84. PMID: 25639469; PMCID: PMC4336624.
      24. Hah N, Benner C, Chong LW, Yu RT, Downes M, Evans RM. Inflammation-sensitive super enhancers form domains of coordinately regulated enhancer RNAs. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Jan 20; 112(3):E297-302. PMID: 25564661.
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      25. Qian J, Wang Q, Dose M, Pruett N, Kieffer-Kwon KR, Resch W, Liang G, Tang Z, Mathé E, Benner C, Dubois W, Nelson S, Vian L, Oliveira TY, Jankovic M, Hakim O, Gazumyan A, Pavri R, Awasthi P, Song B, Liu G, Chen L, Zhu S, Feigenbaum L, Staudt L, Murre C, Ruan Y, Robbiani DF, Pan-Hammarström Q, Nussenzweig MC, Casellas R. B cell super-enhancers and regulatory clusters recruit AID tumorigenic activity. Cell. 2014 Dec 18; 159(7):1524-37. PMID: 25483777.
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      26. Kaikkonen MU, Niskanen H, Romanoski CE, Kansanen E, Kivelä AM, Laitalainen J, Heinz S, Benner C, Glass CK, Ylä-Herttuala S. Control of VEGF-A transcriptional programs by pausing and genomic compartmentalization. Nucleic Acids Res. 2014 Nov 10; 42(20):12570-84. PMID: 25352550; PMCID: PMC4227755.
      27. Li X, Liang Y, LeBlanc M, Benner C, Zheng Y. Function of a Foxp3 cis-element in protecting regulatory T cell identity. Cell. 2014 Aug 14; 158(4):734-748. PMID: 25126782; PMCID: PMC4151505.
      28. Suzuki K, Yu C, Qu J, Li M, Yao X, Yuan T, Goebl A, Tang S, Ren R, Aizawa E, Zhang F, Xu X, Soligalla RD, Chen F, Kim J, Kim NY, Liao HK, Benner C, Esteban CR, Jin Y, Liu GH, Li Y, Izpisua Belmonte JC. Targeted gene correction minimally impacts whole-genome mutational load in human-disease-specific induced pluripotent stem cell clones. Cell Stem Cell. 2014 Jul 03; 15(1):31-6. PMID: 24996168; PMCID: PMC4144407.
      29. Crotti A, Benner C, Kerman BE, Gosselin D, Lagier-Tourenne C, Zuccato C, Cattaneo E, Gage FH, Cleveland DW, Glass CK. Mutant Huntingtin promotes autonomous microglia activation via myeloid lineage-determining factors. Nat Neurosci. 2014 Apr; 17(4):513-21. PMID: 24584051; PMCID: PMC4113004.
      30. Gu Y, Liu GH, Plongthongkum N, Benner C, Yi F, Qu J, Suzuki K, Yang J, Zhang W, Li M, Montserrat N, Crespo I, Del Sol A, Esteban CR, Zhang K, Izpisua Belmonte JC. Global DNA methylation and transcriptional analyses of human ESC-derived cardiomyocytes. Protein Cell. 2014 Jan; 5(1):59-68. PMID: 24474197; PMCID: PMC3938846.
      31. Benner C, Konovalov S, Mackintosh C, Hutt KR, Stunnenberg R, Garcia-Bassets I. Decoding a signature-based model of transcription cofactor recruitment dictated by cardinal cis-regulatory elements in proximal promoter regions. PLoS Genet. 2013 Nov; 9(11):e1003906. PMID: 24244184; PMCID: PMC3820735.
      32. Almenar-Queralt A, Kim SN, Benner C, Herrera CM, Kang DE, Garcia-Bassets I, Goldstein LS. Presenilins regulate neurotrypsin gene expression and neurotrypsin-dependent agrin cleavage via cyclic AMP response element-binding protein (CREB) modulation. J Biol Chem. 2013 Dec 06; 288(49):35222-36. PMID: 24145027; PMCID: PMC3853272.
      33. Heinz S, Romanoski CE, Benner C, Allison KA, Kaikkonen MU, Orozco LD, Glass CK. Effect of natural genetic variation on enhancer selection and function. Nature. 2013 Nov 28; 503(7477):487-92. PMID: 24121437; PMCID: PMC3994126.
      34. Gu Y, Liu GH, Plongthongkum N, Benner C, Yi F, Qu J, Suzuki K, Yang J, Zhang W, Li M, Montserrat N, Crespo I, Del Sol A, Esteban CR, Zhang K, Belmonte JC. Global DNA methylation and transcriptional analyses of human ESC-derived cardiomyocytes. Protein Cell. 2013 Aug 27. PMID: 23982742.
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      35. Kaikkonen MU, Spann NJ, Heinz S, Romanoski CE, Allison KA, Stender JD, Chun HB, Tough DF, Prinjha RK, Benner C, Glass CK. Remodeling of the enhancer landscape during macrophage activation is coupled to enhancer transcription. Mol Cell. 2013 Aug 08; 51(3):310-25. PMID: 23932714; PMCID: PMC3779836.
      36. Lam MT, Cho H, Lesch HP, Gosselin D, Heinz S, Tanaka-Oishi Y, Benner C, Kaikkonen MU, Kim AS, Kosaka M, Lee CY, Watt A, Grossman TR, Rosenfeld MG, Evans RM, Glass CK. Rev-Erbs repress macrophage gene expression by inhibiting enhancer-directed transcription. Nature. 2013 Jun 27; 498(7455):511-5. PMID: 23728303; PMCID: PMC3839578.
      37. Pham TH, Minderjahn J, Schmidl C, Hoffmeister H, Schmidhofer S, Chen W, Längst G, Benner C, Rehli M. Mechanisms of in vivo binding site selection of the hematopoietic master transcription factor PU.1. Nucleic Acids Res. 2013 Jul; 41(13):6391-402. PMID: 23658224; PMCID: PMC3711439.
      38. Mansson R, Welinder E, Åhsberg J, Lin YC, Benner C, Glass CK, Lucas JS, Sigvardsson M, Murre C. Positive intergenic feedback circuitry, involving EBF1 and FOXO1, orchestrates B-cell fate. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Dec 18; 109(51):21028-33. PMID: 23213261; PMCID: PMC3529039.
      39. Lin YC, Benner C, Mansson R, Heinz S, Miyazaki K, Miyazaki M, Chandra V, Bossen C, Glass CK, Murre C. Global changes in the nuclear positioning of genes and intra- and interdomain genomic interactions that orchestrate B cell fate. Nat Immunol. 2012 Dec; 13(12):1196-204. PMID: 23064439; PMCID: PMC3501570.
      40. Kisseleva T, Cong M, Paik Y, Scholten D, Jiang C, Benner C, Iwaisako K, Moore-Morris T, Scott B, Tsukamoto H, Evans SM, Dillmann W, Glass CK, Brenner DA. Myofibroblasts revert to an inactive phenotype during regression of liver fibrosis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Jun 12; 109(24):9448-53. PMID: 22566629; PMCID: PMC3386114.
      41. Pham TH, Benner C, Lichtinger M, Schwarzfischer L, Hu Y, Andreesen R, Chen W, Rehli M. Dynamic epigenetic enhancer signatures reveal key transcription factors associated with monocytic differentiation states. Blood. 2012 Jun 14; 119(24):e161-71. PMID: 22550342.
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      42. Escoubet-Lozach L, Benner C, Kaikkonen MU, Lozach J, Heinz S, Spann NJ, Crotti A, Stender J, Ghisletti S, Reichart D, Cheng CS, Luna R, Ludka C, Sasik R, Garcia-Bassets I, Hoffmann A, Subramaniam S, Hardiman G, Rosenfeld MG, Glass CK. Mechanisms establishing TLR4-responsive activation states of inflammatory response genes. PLoS Genet. 2011 Dec; 7(12):e1002401. PMID: 22174696; PMCID: PMC3234212.
      43. Mercer EM, Lin YC, Benner C, Jhunjhunwala S, Dutkowski J, Flores M, Sigvardsson M, Ideker T, Glass CK, Murre C. Multilineage priming of enhancer repertoires precedes commitment to the B and myeloid cell lineages in hematopoietic progenitors. Immunity. 2011 Sep 23; 35(3):413-25. PMID: 21903424; PMCID: PMC3183365.
      44. Wang D, Garcia-Bassets I, Benner C, Li W, Su X, Zhou Y, Qiu J, Liu W, Kaikkonen MU, Ohgi KA, Glass CK, Rosenfeld MG, Fu XD. Reprogramming transcription by distinct classes of enhancers functionally defined by eRNA. Nature. 2011 May 15; 474(7351):390-4. PMID: 21572438; PMCID: PMC3117022.
      45. Sullivan AL, Benner C, Heinz S, Huang W, Xie L, Miano JM, Glass CK. Serum response factor utilizes distinct promoter- and enhancer-based mechanisms to regulate cytoskeletal gene expression in macrophages. Mol Cell Biol. 2011 Feb; 31(4):861-75. PMID: 21135125; PMCID: PMC3028656.
      46. Barish GD, Yu RT, Karunasiri M, Ocampo CB, Dixon J, Benner C, Dent AL, Tangirala RK, Evans RM. Bcl-6 and NF-kappaB cistromes mediate opposing regulation of the innate immune response. Genes Dev. 2010 Dec 15; 24(24):2760-5. PMID: 21106671.
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      47. Liu W, Tanasa B, Tyurina OV, Zhou TY, Gassmann R, Liu WT, Ohgi KA, Benner C, Garcia-Bassets I, Aggarwal AK, Desai A, Dorrestein PC, Glass CK, Rosenfeld MG. PHF8 mediates histone H4 lysine 20 demethylation events involved in cell cycle progression. Nature. 2010 Jul 22; 466(7305):508-12. PMID: 20622854; PMCID: PMC3059551.
      48. Stender JD, Kim K, Charn TH, Komm B, Chang KC, Kraus WL, Benner C, Glass CK, Katzenellenbogen BS. Genome-wide analysis of estrogen receptor alpha DNA binding and tethering mechanisms identifies Runx1 as a novel tethering factor in receptor-mediated transcriptional activation. Mol Cell Biol. 2010 Aug; 30(16):3943-55. PMID: 20547749; PMCID: PMC2916448.
      49. Lin YC, Jhunjhunwala S, Benner C, Heinz S, Welinder E, Mansson R, Sigvardsson M, Hagman J, Espinoza CA, Dutkowski J, Ideker T, Glass CK, Murre C. A global network of transcription factors, involving E2A, EBF1 and Foxo1, that orchestrates B cell fate. Nat Immunol. 2010 Jul; 11(7):635-43. PMID: 20543837; PMCID: PMC2896911.
      50. Heinz S, Benner C, Spann N, Bertolino E, Lin YC, Laslo P, Cheng JX, Murre C, Singh H, Glass CK. Simple combinations of lineage-determining transcription factors prime cis-regulatory elements required for macrophage and B cell identities. Mol Cell. 2010 May 28; 38(4):576-89. PMID: 20513432; PMCID: PMC2898526.
      51. Wiesner P, Choi SH, Almazan F, Benner C, Huang W, Diehl CJ, Gonen A, Butler S, Witztum JL, Glass CK, Miller YI. Low doses of lipopolysaccharide and minimally oxidized low-density lipoprotein cooperatively activate macrophages via nuclear factor kappa B and activator protein-1: possible mechanism for acceleration of atherosclerosis by subclinical endotoxemia. Circ Res. 2010 Jul 09; 107(1):56-65. PMID: 20489162; PMCID: PMC2904601.
      52. Gebhard C, Benner C, Ehrich M, Schwarzfischer L, Schilling E, Klug M, Dietmaier W, Thiede C, Holler E, Andreesen R, Rehli M. General transcription factor binding at CpG islands in normal cells correlates with resistance to de novo DNA methylation in cancer cells. Cancer Res. 2010 Feb 15; 70(4):1398-407. PMID: 20145141.
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      53. El Chartouni C, Benner C, Eigner M, Lichtinger M, Rehli M. Transcriptional effects of colony-stimulating factor-1 in mouse macrophages. Immunobiology. 2010 Jun; 215(6):466-74. PMID: 19758725.
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      54. Ghisletti S, Huang W, Jepsen K, Benner C, Hardiman G, Rosenfeld MG, Glass CK. Cooperative NCoR/SMRT interactions establish a corepressor-based strategy for integration of inflammatory and anti-inflammatory signaling pathways. Genes Dev. 2009 Mar 15; 23(6):681-93. PMID: 19299558; PMCID: PMC2661610.
      55. Young JA, Johnson JR, Benner C, Yan SF, Chen K, Le Roch KG, Zhou Y, Winzeler EA. In silico discovery of transcription regulatory elements in Plasmodium falciparum. BMC Genomics. 2008 Feb 07; 9:70. PMID: 18257930; PMCID: PMC2268928.
      56. Hevener AL, Olefsky JM, Reichart D, Nguyen MT, Bandyopadyhay G, Leung HY, Watt MJ, Benner C, Febbraio MA, Nguyen AK, Folian B, Subramaniam S, Gonzalez FJ, Glass CK, Ricote M. Macrophage PPAR gamma is required for normal skeletal muscle and hepatic insulin sensitivity and full antidiabetic effects of thiazolidinediones. J Clin Invest. 2007 Jun; 117(6):1658-69. PMID: 17525798; PMCID: PMC1868788.
      57. Kwon YS, Garcia-Bassets I, Hutt KR, Cheng CS, Jin M, Liu D, Benner C, Wang D, Ye Z, Bibikova M, Fan JB, Duan L, Glass CK, Rosenfeld MG, Fu XD. Sensitive ChIP-DSL technology reveals an extensive estrogen receptor alpha-binding program on human gene promoters. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2007 Mar 20; 104(12):4852-7. PMID: 17360330; PMCID: PMC1821125.
      58. Maurya MR, Benner C, Pradervand S, Glass C, Subramaniam S. Systems biology of macrophages. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2007; 598:62-79. PMID: 17892205.
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      59. Raetz CR, Garrett TA, Reynolds CM, Shaw WA, Moore JD, Smith DC, Ribeiro AA, Murphy RC, Ulevitch RJ, Fearns C, Reichart D, Glass CK, Benner C, Subramaniam S, Harkewicz R, Bowers-Gentry RC, Buczynski MW, Cooper JA, Deems RA, Dennis EA. Kdo2-Lipid A of Escherichia coli, a defined endotoxin that activates macrophages via TLR-4. J Lipid Res. 2006 May; 47(5):1097-111. PMID: 16479018.
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      60. Ogawa S, Lozach J, Benner C, Pascual G, Tangirala RK, Westin S, Hoffmann A, Subramaniam S, David M, Rosenfeld MG, Glass CK. Molecular determinants of crosstalk between nuclear receptors and toll-like receptors. Cell. 2005 Sep 09; 122(5):707-21. PMID: 16143103; PMCID: PMC1430687.
      61. Barrera L, Benner C, Tao YC, Winzeler E, Zhou Y. Leveraging two-way probe-level block design for identifying differential gene expression with high-density oligonucleotide arrays. BMC Bioinformatics. 2004 Apr 20; 5:42. PMID: 15099405; PMCID: PMC411067.