Recommended Readings: Zhijian ‘James’ Chen, Ph.D. September 26

Friday Lecture Series
Friday, September 26, 2014
3:45 p.m., Caspary Auditorium

Zhijian “James” Chen, Ph.D.
George L. MacGregor Distinguished Chair in Biomedical Sciences,
Director, Center for Inflammation,
Research Professor, Department of Molecular Biology,

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Enemy Within – Immune and Autoimmune Responses to cytosolic DNA and RNA

Recommended Readings

Empirical Articles

Gao, D., Wu, J., Wu, Y.-T., Du, F., Aroh, C., Yan, N., … Chen, Z. J. (2013). Cyclic GMP-AMP synthase is an innate immune sensor of HIV and other retroviruses. Science, 341(6148), 903–906. doi:10.1126/science.1240933

Li, X.-D., Wu, J., Gao, D., Wang, H., Sun, L., & Chen, Z. J. (2013). Pivotal roles of cGAS-cGAMP signaling in antiviral defense and immune adjuvant effects. Science, 341(6152), 1390–1394. doi:10.1126/science.1244040

Sun, L., Wu, J., Du, F., Chen, X., & Chen, Z. J. (2013). Cyclic GMP-AMP synthase is a cytosolic DNA sensor that activates the type I interferon pathway. Science, 339(6121), 786–791. doi:10.1126/science.1232458

Zeng, W., Sun, L., Jiang, X., Chen, X., Hou, F., Adhikari, A., … Chen, Z. J. (2010). Reconstitution of the RIG-I pathway reveals a signaling role of unanchored polyubiquitin chains in innate immunity. Cell, 141(2), 315–330. doi:10.1016/j.cell.2010.03.029

Review Papers

Cai, X., Chiu, Y.-H., & Chen, Z. J. (2014). The cGAS-cGAMP-STING pathway of cytosolic DNA sensing and signaling. Molecular Cell, 54(2), 289–296. doi:10.1016/j.molcel.2014.03.040

Wu, J., & Chen, Z. J. (2014). Innate immune sensing and signaling of cytosolic nucleic acids. Annual Review of Immunology, 32, 461–88. doi:10.1146/annurev-immunol-032713-120156

Recommended Readings: Yanick Crow, PhD September 17, 2012

Human Type I Interferonopathies

Yanick Crow  PhD

Professor of Genetic Medicine

University of Manchester, UK

Monday, September 17,  2012

4 p.m. , Caspary Auditorium.   Refreshments 3:45 p.m.

Recommended Review:

Banchereau, J; Pascual, V.  2006.  Type I interferon in systemic lupus erythematosus and other autoimmune diseases.   IMMUNITY.   25( 3):383-392.      DOI: 10.1016/j.immuni.2006.08.010

Recommended Readings:

Crow, Y.  2011.  Type I interferonopathies: a novel set of inborn errors of immunity.  Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences   1238: 91-98.     DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.2011.06220.x

Briggs, Tracy A.; Rice, Gillian I.; Daly, Sarah; et al.   2011. Tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase deficiency causes a bone dysplasia with autoimmunity and a type I interferon expression signature. NATURE GENETICS  43(2):127-U71.     DOI: 10.1038/ng.748


Alcais, A; Quintana-Murci, L; Thaler, DS.; et al.  2010.  Life-threatening infectious diseases of childhood: single-gene inborn errors of immunity?  Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences    1214:18-33.     DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.2010.05834.x

Crow, Yanick J. 2011. Lupus: How much “complexity” is really (just) genetic heterogeneity?  ARTHRITIS AND RHEUMATISM.   63(12): 3661-3664    DOI: 10.1002/art.30603


Crow, Y.; Rehwinkel, J.  2009.  Aicardi-Goutieres syndrome and related phenotypes: linking nucleic acid metabolism with autoimmunity.  HUMAN MOLECULAR GENETICS  18: R130-R136.    DOI: 10.1093/hmg/ddp293

Baechler, EC; Batliwalla, FM; Karypis, G; et al. 2003.  Interferon-inducible gene expression signature in peripheral blood cells of patients with severe lupus.  PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA   100( 5):2610-2615.   DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0337679100