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Le Shen

TitleResearch Associate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Chicago
DepartmentNeurological Surgery
AddressChicago IL 60637
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    Peking University Health Science Center, Beijing, ChinaM.B. (M.D. equivalent)07/1998Basic Medicine
    The University of Chicago, ChicagoPh.D.12/2005Pathology
    The University of Chicago, ChicagoPost-doc03/2011Intestinal Pathophysiology

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    1. Dougan M, Nirula A, Azizad M, Mocherla B, Gottlieb RL, Chen P, Hebert C, Perry R, Boscia J, Heller B, Morris J, Crystal C, Igbinadolor A, Huhn G, Cardona J, Shawa I, Kumar P, Adams AC, Van Naarden J, Custer KL, Durante M, Oakley G, Schade AE, Holzer TR, Ebert PJ, Higgs RE, Kallewaard NL, Sabo J, Patel DR, Dabora MC, Klekotka P, Shen L, Skovronsky DM. Bamlanivimab plus Etesevimab in Mild or Moderate Covid-19. N Engl J Med. 2021 Jul 14. PMID: 34260849.
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    2. Nguyen T, Zheng M, Knapp M, Sladojevic N, Zhang Q, Ai L, Harrison D, Chen A, Sitikov A, Shen L, Gonzalez FJ, Zhao Q, Fang Y, Liao JJK, Wu R. Endothelial Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor Nuclear Translocator Mediates the Angiogenic Response to Peripheral Ischemia in Mice With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Front Cell Dev Biol. 2021; 9:691801. PMID: 34179020.
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    3. Zhao L, Huang L, Zhang J, Fan J, He F, Zhao X, Wang H, Liu Q, Shi D, Ni N, Wagstaff W, Pakvasa M, Fu K, Tucker AB, Chen C, Reid RR, Haydon RC, Luu HH, Shen L, Qi H, He TC. The inhibition of BRAF activity sensitizes chemoresistant human ovarian cancer cells to paclitaxel-induced cytotoxicity and tumor growth inhibition. Am J Transl Res. 2020; 12(12):8084-8098. PMID: 33437383.
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    4. Detter MR, Shenkar R, Benavides CR, Neilson CA, Moore T, Lightle R, Hobson N, Shen L, Cao Y, Girard R, Zhang D, Griffin E, Gallione CJ, Awad IA, Marchuk DA. Novel Murine Models of Cerebral Cavernous Malformations. Angiogenesis. 2020 11; 23(4):651-666. PMID: 32710309.
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    5. Hou Q, Dong Y, Yu Q, Wang B, Le S, Guo Y, Zhang B. Regulation of the Paneth cell niche by exogenous L-arginine couples the intestinal stem cell function. FASEB J. 2020 08; 34(8):10299-10315. PMID: 32725957.
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    6. Polster SP, Sharma A, Tanes C, Tang AT, Mericko P, Cao Y, Carrión-Penagos J, Girard R, Koskimäki J, Zhang D, Stadnik A, Romanos SG, Lyne SB, Shenkar R, Yan K, Lee C, Akers A, Morrison L, Robinson M, Zafar A, Bittinger K, Kim H, Gilbert JA, Kahn ML, Shen L, Awad IA. Permissive microbiome characterizes human subjects with a neurovascular disease cavernous angioma. Nat Commun. 2020 05 27; 11(1):2659. PMID: 32461638.
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    7. Zhang D, Kinloch AJ, Srinath A, Shenkar R, Girard R, Lightle R, Moore T, Koskimäki J, Mohsin A, Carrión-Penagos J, Romanos S, Shen L, Clark MR, Shi C, Awad IA. Antibodies in cerebral cavernous malformations react with cytoskeleton autoantigens in the lesional milieu. J Autoimmun. 2020 09; 113:102469. PMID: 32362501.
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    8. Dai W, Nadadur RD, Brennan JA, Smith HL, Shen KM, Gadek M, Laforest B, Wang M, Gemel J, Li Y, Zhang J, Ziman BD, Yan J, Ai X, Beyer EC, Lakata EG, Kasthuri N, Efimov IR, Broman MT, Moskowitz IP, Shen L, Weber CR. ZO-1 Regulates Intercalated Disc Composition and Atrioventricular Node Conduction. Circ Res. 2020 07 03; 127(2):e28-e43. PMID: 32347164.
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    9. Zou J, Li Y, Yu J, Dong L, Husain AN, Shen L, Weber CR. Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is associated with tight junction protein alterations. Biochim Biophys Acta Biomembr. 2020 05 01; 1862(5):183205. PMID: 32001212.
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    10. Fuladi S, Jannat RW, Shen L, Weber CR, Khalili-Araghi F. Computational Modeling of Claudin Structure and Function. Int J Mol Sci. 2020 Jan 23; 21(3). PMID: 31979311.
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    11. Wei S, Li Y, Polster SP, Weber CR, Awad IA, Shen L. Cerebral Cavernous Malformation Proteins in Barrier Maintenance and Regulation. Int J Mol Sci. 2020 Jan 20; 21(2). PMID: 31968585.
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    12. Tang AT, Sullivan KR, Hong CC, Goddard LM, Mahadevan A, Ren A, Pardo H, Peiper A, Griffin E, Tanes C, Mattei LM, Yang J, Li L, Mericko-Ishizuka P, Shen L, Hobson N, Girard R, Lightle R, Moore T, Shenkar R, Polster SP, Roedel CJ, Li N, Zhu Q, Whitehead KJ, Zheng X, Akers A, Morrison L, Kim H, Bittinger K, Lengner CJ, Schwaninger M, Velcich A, Augenlicht L, Abdelilah-Seyfried S, Min W, Marchuk DA, Awad IA, Kahn ML. Distinct cellular roles for PDCD10 define a gut-brain axis in cerebral cavernous malformation. Sci Transl Med. 2019 11 27; 11(520). PMID: 31776290.
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    13. Koskimäki J, Zhang D, Li Y, Saadat L, Moore T, Lightle R, Polster SP, Carrión-Penagos J, Lyne SB, Zeineddine HA, Shi C, Shenkar R, Romanos S, Avner K, Srinath A, Shen L, Detter MR, Snellings D, Cao Y, Lopez-Ramirez MA, Fonseca G, Tang AT, Faber P, Andrade J, Ginsberg M, Kahn ML, Marchuk DA, Girard R, Awad IA. Transcriptome clarifies mechanisms of lesion genesis versus progression in models of Ccm3 cerebral cavernous malformations. Acta Neuropathol Commun. 2019 08 19; 7(1):132. PMID: 31426861.
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    14. Kuo WT, Shen L, Zuo L, Shashikanth N, Ong MLDM, Wu L, Zha J, Edelblum KL, Wang Y, Wang Y, Nilsen SP, Turner JR. Inflammation-induced Occludin Downregulation Limits Epithelial Apoptosis by Suppressing Caspase-3 Expression. Gastroenterology. 2019 11; 157(5):1323-1337. PMID: 31401143.
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    15. Dai W, Laforest B, Tyan L, Shen KM, Nadadur RD, Alvarado FJ, Mazurek SR, Lazarevic S, Gadek M, Wang Y, Li Y, Valdivia HH, Shen L, Broman MT, Moskowitz IP, Weber CR. A calcium transport mechanism for atrial fibrillation in Tbx5-mutant mice. Elife. 2019 03 21; 8. PMID: 30896405.
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    16. Wang Y, Li Y, Zou J, Polster SP, Lightle R, Moore T, Dimaano M, He TC, Weber CR, Awad IA, Shen L. The cerebral cavernous malformation disease causing gene KRIT1 participates in intestinal epithelial barrier maintenance and regulation. FASEB J. 2019 02; 33(2):2132-2143. PMID: 30252535.
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    17. Odenwald MA, Choi W, Kuo WT, Singh G, Sailer A, Wang Y, Shen L, Fanning AS, Turner JR. The scaffolding protein ZO-1 coordinates actomyosin and epithelial apical specializations in vitro and in vivo. J Biol Chem. 2018 11 09; 293(45):17317-17335. PMID: 30242130.
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    18. Zeineddine HA, Girard R, Saadat L, Shen L, Lightle R, Moore T, Cao Y, Hobson N, Shenkar R, Avner K, Chaudager K, Koskimäki J, Polster SP, Fam MD, Shi C, Lopez-Ramirez MA, Tang AT, Gallione C, Kahn ML, Ginsberg M, Marchuk DA, Awad IA. Phenotypic characterization of murine models of cerebral cavernous malformations. Lab Invest. 2019 03; 99(3):319-330. PMID: 29946133.
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    19. Samanta P, Wang Y, Fuladi S, Zou J, Li Y, Shen L, Weber C, Khalili-Araghi F. Molecular determination of claudin-15 organization and channel selectivity. J Gen Physiol. 2018 07 02; 150(7):949-968. PMID: 29915162.
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    20. Tsai PY, Zhang B, He WQ, Zha JM, Odenwald MA, Singh G, Tamura A, Shen L, Sailer A, Yeruva S, Kuo WT, Fu YX, Tsukita S, Turner JR. IL-22 Upregulates Epithelial Claudin-2 to Drive Diarrhea and Enteric Pathogen Clearance. . 2017 Jun 14; 21(6):671-681.e4. PMID: 28618266.
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    21. Girard R, Zeineddine HA, Orsbon C, Tan H, Moore T, Hobson N, Shenkar R, Lightle R, Shi C, Fam MD, Cao Y, Shen L, Neander AI, Rorrer A, Gallione C, Tang AT, Kahn ML, Marchuk DA, Luo ZX, Awad IA. Micro-computed tomography in murine models of cerebral cavernous malformations as a paradigm for brain disease. J Neurosci Methods. 2016 09 15; 271:14-24. PMID: 27345427.
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    22. Mir H, Meena AS, Chaudhry KK, Shukla PK, Gangwar R, Manda B, Padala MK, Shen L, Turner JR, Dietrich P, Dragatsis I, Rao R. Occludin deficiency promotes ethanol-induced disruption of colonic epithelial junctions, gut barrier dysfunction and liver damage in mice. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2016 Apr; 1860(4):765-74. PMID: 26721332.
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    23. Weber CR, Liang GH, Wang Y, Das S, Shen L, Yu AS, Nelson DJ, Turner JR. Claudin-2-dependent paracellular channels are dynamically gated. Elife. 2015 Nov 14; 4:e09906. PMID: 26568313.
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    24. Pan J, Zhang L, Odenwald MA, Shen L, Turner JR, Bergelson JM. Expression of human decay-accelerating factor on intestinal epithelium of transgenic mice does not facilitate infection by the enteral route. J Virol. 2015 Apr; 89(8):4311-8. PMID: 25653430.
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    25. Turner JR, Buschmann MM, Romero-Calvo I, Sailer A, Shen L. The role of molecular remodeling in differential regulation of tight junction permeability. Semin Cell Dev Biol. 2014 Dec; 36:204-12. PMID: 25263012.
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    26. Glotfelty LG, Zahs A, Iancu C, Shen L, Hecht GA. Microtubules are required for efficient epithelial tight junction homeostasis and restoration. . 2014 Aug 01; 307(3):C245-54. PMID: 24920678.
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    27. Ma K, Malhotra P, Soni V, Hedroug O, Annaba F, Dudeja A, Shen L, Turner JR, Khramtsova EA, Saksena S, Dudeja PK, Gill RK, Alrefai WA. Overactivation of intestinal SREBP2 in mice increases serum cholesterol. PLoS One. 2014; 9(1):e84221. PMID: 24465397.
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    28. Buschmann MM, Shen L, Rajapakse H, Raleigh DR, Wang Y, Wang Y, Lingaraju A, Zha J, Abbott E, McAuley EM, Breskin LA, Wu L, Anderson K, Turner JR, Weber CR. Occludin OCEL-domain interactions are required for maintenance and regulation of the tight junction barrier to macromolecular flux. Mol Biol Cell. 2013 Oct; 24(19):3056-68. PMID: 23924897.
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    29. Davis JM, Hyjek E, Husain AN, Shen L, Jones J, Schuger LA. Lymphatic endothelial differentiation in pulmonary lymphangioleiomyomatosis cells. J Histochem Cytochem. 2013 Aug; 61(8):580-90. PMID: 23609227.
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    30. Bouyer PG, Tang X, Weber CR, Shen L, Turner JR, Matthews JB. Capsaicin induces NKCC1 internalization and inhibits chloride secretion in colonic epithelial cells independently of TRPV1. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 2013 Jan 15; 304(2):G142-56. PMID: 23139219.
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    31. Shen L. Tight junctions on the move: molecular mechanisms for epithelial barrier regulation. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2012 Jul; 1258:9-18. PMID: 22731710.
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    32. Edelblum KL, Shen L, Weber CR, Marchiando AM, Clay BS, Wang Y, Prinz I, Malissen B, Sperling AI, Turner JR. Dynamic migration of ?d intraepithelial lymphocytes requires occludin. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 May 01; 109(18):7097-102. PMID: 22511722.
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    33. Raleigh DR, Boe DM, Yu D, Weber CR, Marchiando AM, Bradford EM, Wang Y, Wu L, Schneeberger EE, Shen L, Turner JR. Occludin S408 phosphorylation regulates tight junction protein interactions and barrier function. J Cell Biol. 2011 May 02; 193(3):565-82. PMID: 21536752.
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    34. Marchiando AM, Shen L, Graham WV, Edelblum KL, Duckworth CA, Guan Y, Montrose MH, Turner JR, Watson AJ. The epithelial barrier is maintained by in vivo tight junction expansion during pathologic intestinal epithelial shedding. Gastroenterology. 2011 Apr; 140(4):1208-1218.e1-2. PMID: 21237166.
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    35. Shen L, Weber CR, Raleigh DR, Yu D, Turner JR. Tight junction pore and leak pathways: a dynamic duo. Annu Rev Physiol. 2011; 73:283-309. PMID: 20936941.
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    36. Yu D, Marchiando AM, Weber CR, Raleigh DR, Wang Y, Shen L, Turner JR. MLCK-dependent exchange and actin binding region-dependent anchoring of ZO-1 regulate tight junction barrier function. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 May 04; 107(18):8237-41. PMID: 20404178.
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    37. Marchiando AM, Shen L, Graham WV, Weber CR, Schwarz BT, Austin JR, Raleigh DR, Guan Y, Watson AJ, Montrose MH, Turner JR. Caveolin-1-dependent occludin endocytosis is required for TNF-induced tight junction regulation in vivo. J Cell Biol. 2010 Apr 05; 189(1):111-26. PMID: 20351069.
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    38. Weber CR, Raleigh DR, Su L, Shen L, Sullivan EA, Wang Y, Turner JR. Epithelial myosin light chain kinase activation induces mucosal interleukin-13 expression to alter tight junction ion selectivity. J Biol Chem. 2010 Apr 16; 285(16):12037-46. PMID: 20177070.
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    39. Raleigh DR, Marchiando AM, Zhang Y, Shen L, Sasaki H, Wang Y, Long M, Turner JR. Tight junction-associated MARVEL proteins marveld3, tricellulin, and occludin have distinct but overlapping functions. Mol Biol Cell. 2010 Apr 01; 21(7):1200-13. PMID: 20164257.
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    40. Shen L, Su L, Turner JR. Mechanisms and functional implications of intestinal barrier defects. Dig Dis. 2009; 27(4):443-9. PMID: 19897958.
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    41. Mykoniatis A, Shen L, Fedor-Chaiken M, Tang J, Tang X, Worrell RT, Delpire E, Turner JR, Matlin KS, Bouyer P, Matthews JB. Phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate-induced endocytosis of the Na-K-2Cl cotransporter in MDCK cells is associated with a clathrin-dependent pathway. . 2010 Jan; 298(1):C85-97. PMID: 19864322.
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    42. Graham WV, Marchiando AM, Shen L, Turner JR. No static at all. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2009 May; 1165:314-22. PMID: 19538322.
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    43. Shen L. Functional morphology of the gastrointestinal tract. Curr Top Microbiol Immunol. 2009; 337:1-35. PMID: 19812978.
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    44. Shen L, Turner JR. Intercellular junctions: actin the PARt. Curr Biol. 2008 Nov 11; 18(21):R1014-7. PMID: 19000799.
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    45. Su L, Shen L, Clayburgh DR, Nalle SC, Sullivan EA, Meddings JB, Abraham C, Turner JR. Targeted epithelial tight junction dysfunction causes immune activation and contributes to development of experimental colitis. Gastroenterology. 2009 Feb; 136(2):551-63. PMID: 19027740.
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    46. Gill RK, Shen L, Turner JR, Saksena S, Alrefai WA, Pant N, Esmaili A, Dwivedi A, Ramaswamy K, Dudeja PK. Serotonin modifies cytoskeleton and brush-border membrane architecture in human intestinal epithelial cells. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 2008 Oct; 295(4):G700-8. PMID: 18669621.
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    47. Shen L, Weber CR, Turner JR. The tight junction protein complex undergoes rapid and continuous molecular remodeling at steady state. J Cell Biol. 2008 May 19; 181(4):683-95. PMID: 18474622.
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    48. Schwarz BT, Wang F, Shen L, Clayburgh DR, Su L, Wang Y, Fu YX, Turner JR. LIGHT signals directly to intestinal epithelia to cause barrier dysfunction via cytoskeletal and endocytic mechanisms. Gastroenterology. 2007 Jun; 132(7):2383-94. PMID: 17570213.
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    49. Shen L, Black ED, Witkowski ED, Lencer WI, Guerriero V, Schneeberger EE, Turner JR. Myosin light chain phosphorylation regulates barrier function by remodeling tight junction structure. J Cell Sci. 2006 May 15; 119(Pt 10):2095-106. PMID: 16638813.
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    50. Shen L, Turner JR. Role of epithelial cells in initiation and propagation of intestinal inflammation. Eliminating the static: tight junction dynamics exposed. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 2006 Apr; 290(4):G577-82. PMID: 16537969.
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    51. Wu L, Estrada O, Zaborina O, Bains M, Shen L, Kohler JE, Patel N, Musch MW, Chang EB, Fu YX, Jacobs MA, Nishimura MI, Hancock RE, Turner JR, Alverdy JC. Recognition of host immune activation by Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Science. 2005 Jul 29; 309(5735):774-7. PMID: 16051797.
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    52. Shen L, Turner JR. Actin depolymerization disrupts tight junctions via caveolae-mediated endocytosis. Mol Biol Cell. 2005 Sep; 16(9):3919-36. PMID: 15958494.
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    53. Russo JM, Florian P, Shen L, Graham WV, Tretiakova MS, Gitter AH, Mrsny RJ, Turner JR. Distinct temporal-spatial roles for rho kinase and myosin light chain kinase in epithelial purse-string wound closure. Gastroenterology. 2005 Apr; 128(4):987-1001. PMID: 15825080.
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    54. Clayburgh DR, Shen L, Turner JR. A porous defense: the leaky epithelial barrier in intestinal disease. Lab Invest. 2004 Mar; 84(3):282-91. PMID: 14767487.
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    55. Algeciras-Schimnich A, Shen L, Barnhart BC, Murmann AE, Burkhardt JK, Peter ME. Molecular ordering of the initial signaling events of CD95. Mol Cell Biol. 2002 Jan; 22(1):207-20. PMID: 11739735.
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