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    Michael A Brehm PhD

    TitleAssistant Professor
    InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
    DepartmentProgram in Molecular Medicine
    AddressUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
    368 Plantation Street, AS7-2053
    Worcester MA 01605
    Phone508-856-3024
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      InstitutionUMMS - School of Medicine
      DepartmentPathology

      InstitutionUMMS - Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
      DepartmentImmunology and Virology

      InstitutionUMMS - Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
      DepartmentInterdisciplinary Graduate Program

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        1. Brehm MA, Jouvet N, Greiner DL, Shultz LD. Humanized mice for the study of infectious diseases. Curr Opin Immunol. 2013 Aug; 25(4):428-35.
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        2. Wheeler LA, Vrbanac V, Trifonova R, Brehm MA, Gilboa-Geffen A, Tanno S, Greiner DL, Luster AD, Tager AM, Lieberman J. Durable Knockdown and Protection From HIV Transmission in Humanized Mice Treated With Gel-formulated CD4 Aptamer-siRNA Chimeras. Mol Ther. 2013 Jul; 21(7):1378-89.
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        3. Priyadharshini B, Thornley TB, Daniels KA, Cuthbert A, Welsh RM, Greiner DL, Brehm MA. Alloreactive CD8 T cells rescued from apoptosis during co-stimulation blockade by Toll-like receptor stimulation remain susceptible to Fas-induced cell death. Immunology. 2013 Apr; 138(4):322-32.
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        4. Hickey RD, Galivo F, Schug J, Brehm MA, Haft A, Wang Y, Benedetti E, Gu G, Magnuson MA, Shultz LD, Lagasse E, Greiner DL, Kaestner KH, Grompe M. Generation of islet-like cells from mouse gall bladder by direct ex vivo reprogramming. Stem Cell Res. 2013 Jul; 11(1):503-15.
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        5. Shultz LD, Brehm MA, Garcia-Martinez JV, Greiner DL. Humanized mice for immune system investigation: progress, promise and challenges. Nat Rev Immunol. 2012 Nov; 12(11):786-98.
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        6. Zhang H, Peng C, Hu Y, Li H, Sheng Z, Chen Y, Sullivan C, Cerny J, Hutchinson L, Higgins A, Miron P, Zhang X, Brehm MA, Li D, Green MR, Li S. The Blk pathway functions as a tumor suppressor in chronic myeloid leukemia stem cells. Nat Genet. 2012 Jul 15.
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        7. Brehm MA, Powers AC, Shultz LD, Greiner DL. Advancing animal models of human type 1 diabetes by engraftment of functional human tissues in immunodeficient mice. Cold Spring Harb Perspect Med. 2012 May; 2(5):a007757.
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        8. Jaiswal S, Pazoles P, Woda M, Shultz LD, Greiner DL, Brehm MA, Mathew A. Enhanced humoral and hla-a2-restricted dengue virus-specific t cell responses in humanized blt nsg mice. Immunology. 2012 Mar 2.
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        9. Brehm MA, Shultz LD. Human allograft rejection in humanized mice: a historical perspective. Cell Mol Immunol. 2012 Feb 13.
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        10. Brehm MA, Racki WJ, Leif J, Burzenski L, Hosur V, Wetmore A, Gott B, Herlihy M, Ignotz R, Dunn R, Shultz LD, Greiner DL. Engraftment of human HSC in non-irradiated newborn NOD-scid IL2r?null mice is enhanced by transgenic expression of membrane-bound human SCF. Blood. 2012 Jan 12.
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        11. Greiner DL, Brehm MA, Hosur V, Harlan DM, Powers AC, Shultz LD. Humanized mice for the study of type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2011 Dec; 1245(1):55-8.
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        12. Shultz LD, Brehm MA, Bavari S, Greiner DL. Humanized mice as a preclinical tool for infectious disease and biomedical research. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2011 Dec; 1245(1):50-4.
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        13. Priyadharshini B, Greiner DL, Brehm MA. T-cell activation and transplantation tolerance. Transplant Rev (Orlando). 2011 Nov 8.
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        14. Diiorio P, Jurczyk A, Yang C, Racki WJ, Brehm MA, Atkinson MA, Powers AC, Shultz LD, Greiner DL, Bortell R. Hyperglycemia-Induced Proliferation of Adult Human Beta Cells Engrafted Into Spontaneously Diabetic Immunodeficient NOD-Rag1null IL2r?null Ins2Akita Mice. Pancreas. 2011 Oct; 40(7):1147-9.
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        15. Priyadharshini B, Welsh RM, Greiner DL, Gerstein RM, Brehm MA. Maturation-Dependent Licensing of Naive T Cells for Rapid TNF Production. PLoS One. 2010; 5(11):e15038.
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        16. Jurczyk A, Roy N, Bajwa R, Gut P, Lipson K, Yang C, Covassin L, Racki WJ, Rossini AA, Phillips N, Stainier DY, Greiner DL, Brehm MA, Bortell R, Diiorio P. Dynamic glucoregulation and mammalian-like responses to metabolic and developmental disruption in zebrafish. Gen Comp Endocrinol. 2011 Jan 15; 170(2):334-45.
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        17. Shen ZT, Brehm MA, Daniels KA, Sigalov AB, Selin LK, Welsh RM, Stern LJ. Bi-specific MHC heterodimers for characterization of cross-reactive T cells. J Biol Chem. 2010 Oct 22; 285(43):33144-53.
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        18. Libby SJ, Brehm MA, Greiner DL, Shultz LD, McClelland M, Smith KD, Cookson BT, Karlinsey JE, Kinkel TL, Porwollik S, Canals R, Cummings LA, Fang FC. Humanized nonobese diabetic-scid IL2rgammanull mice are susceptible to lethal Salmonella Typhi infection. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 Aug 31; 107(35):15589-94.
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        19. Brehm MA, Bortell R, Diiorio P, Leif J, Laning J, Cuthbert A, Yang C, Herlihy M, Burzenski L, Gott B, Foreman O, Powers AC, Greiner DL, Shultz LD. Human immune system development and rejection of human islet allografts in spontaneously diabetic NOD-Rag1null IL2rgammanull Ins2Akita mice. Diabetes. 2010 Sep; 59(9):2265-70.
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        20. Welsh RM, Che JW, Brehm MA, Selin LK. Heterologous immunity between viruses. Immunol Rev. 2010 May; 235(1):244-66.
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        21. Brehm MA, Shultz LD, Greiner DL. Humanized mouse models to study human diseases. Curr Opin Endocrinol Diabetes Obes. 2010 Apr; 17(2):120-5.
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        22. Racki WJ, Covassin L, Brehm M, Pino S, Ignotz R, Dunn R, Laning J, Graves SK, Rossini AA, Shultz LD, Greiner DL. NOD-scid IL2rgamma(null) mouse model of human skin transplantation and allograft rejection. Transplantation. 2010 Mar 15; 89(5):527-36.
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        23. Cornberg M, Clute SC, Watkin LB, Saccoccio FM, Kim SK, Naumov YN, Brehm MA, Aslan N, Welsh RM, Selin LK. CD8 T cell cross-reactivity networks mediate heterologous immunity in human EBV and murine vaccinia virus infections. J Immunol. 2010 Mar 15; 184(6):2825-38.
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        24. Brehm MA, Cuthbert A, Yang C, Miller DM, DiIorio P, Laning J, Burzenski L, Gott B, Foreman O, Kavirayani A, Herlihy M, Rossini AA, Shultz LD, Greiner DL. Parameters for establishing humanized mouse models to study human immunity: analysis of human hematopoietic stem cell engraftment in three immunodeficient strains of mice bearing the IL2rgamma(null) mutation. Clin Immunol. 2010 Apr; 135(1):84-98.
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        25. Pino S, Brehm MA, Covassin-Barberis L, King M, Gott B, Chase TH, Wagner J, Burzenski L, Foreman O, Greiner DL, Shultz LD. Development of novel major histocompatibility complex class I and class II-deficient NOD-SCID IL2R gamma chain knockout mice for modeling human xenogeneic graft-versus-host disease. Methods Mol Biol. 2010; 602:105-17.
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        26. Jain N, Nguyen H, Friedline RH, Malhotra N, Brehm M, Koyanagi M, Bix M, Cooper JA, Chambers CA, Kang J. Cutting edge: Dab2 is a FOXP3 target gene required for regulatory T cell function. J Immunol. 2009 Oct 1; 183(7):4192-6.
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        27. Pino SC, O'Sullivan-Murphy B, Lidstone EA, Yang C, Lipson KL, Jurczyk A, diIorio P, Brehm MA, Mordes JP, Greiner DL, Rossini AA, Bortell R. CHOP mediates endoplasmic reticulum stress-induced apoptosis in Gimap5-deficient T cells. PLoS One. 2009; 4(5):e5468.
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        28. Miller DM, Thornley TB, Pearson T, Kruger AJ, Yamazaki M, Shultz LD, Welsh RM, Brehm MA, Rossini AA, Greiner DL. TLR agonists prevent the establishment of allogeneic hematopoietic chimerism in mice treated with costimulation blockade. J Immunol. 2009 May 1; 182(9):5547-59.
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        29. Miller DM, Thornley T, Pearson T, Yamazaki M, Brehm MA, Rossini AA, Greiner DL. TLR agonists abrogate co-stimulation blockade-induced mixed chimerism and transplantation tolerance. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2008 Dec; 1150:149-51.
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        30. Mangada J, Pearson T, Brehm MA, Wicker LS, Peterson LB, Shultz LD, Serreze DV, Rossini AA, Greiner DL. Idd loci synergize to prolong islet allograft survival induced by costimulation blockade in NOD mice. Diabetes. 2009 Jan; 58(1):165-73.
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        31. Thornley TB, Phillips NE, Beaudette-Zlatanova BC, Markees TG, Bahl K, Brehm MA, Shultz LD, Kurt-Jones EA, Mordes JP, Welsh RM, Rossini AA, Greiner DL. Type 1 IFN mediates cross-talk between innate and adaptive immunity that abrogates transplantation tolerance. J Immunol. 2007 Nov 15; 179(10):6620-9.
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        32. Selin LK, Brehm MA. Frontiers in nephrology: heterologous immunity, T cell cross-reactivity, and alloreactivity. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2007 Aug; 18(8):2268-77.
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        33. Serreze DV, Osborne MA, Chen YG, Chapman HD, Pearson T, Brehm MA, Greiner DL. Partial versus full allogeneic hemopoietic chimerization is a preferential means to inhibit type 1 diabetes as the latter induces generalized immunosuppression. J Immunol. 2006 Nov 15; 177(10):6675-84.
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        34. Cornberg M, Sheridan BS, Saccoccio FM, Brehm MA, Selin LK. Protection against vaccinia virus challenge by CD8 memory T cells resolved by molecular mimicry. J Virol. 2007 Jan; 81(2):934-44.
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        35. Woelfel M, Bixby J, Brehm MA, Chan FK. Transgenic expression of the viral FLIP MC159 causes lpr/gld-like lymphoproliferation and autoimmunity. J Immunol. 2006 Sep 15; 177(6):3814-20.
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        36. Brehm MA, Mangada J, Markees TG, Pearson T, Daniels KA, Thornley TB, Welsh RM, Rossini AA, Greiner DL. Rapid quantification of naive alloreactive T cells by TNF-alpha production and correlation with allograft rejection in mice. Blood. 2007 Jan 15; 109(2):819-26.
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        37. York IA, Brehm MA, Zendzian S, Towne CF, Rock KL. Endoplasmic reticulum aminopeptidase 1 (ERAP1) trims MHC class I-presented peptides in vivo and plays an important role in immunodominance. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2006 Jun 13; 103(24):9202-7.
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        38. Selin LK, Brehm MA, Naumov YN, Cornberg M, Kim SK, Clute SC, Welsh RM. Memory of mice and men: CD8+ T-cell cross-reactivity and heterologous immunity. Immunol Rev. 2006 Jun; 211:164-81.
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        39. Cornberg M, Chen AT, Wilkinson LA, Brehm MA, Kim SK, Calcagno C, Ghersi D, Puzone R, Celada F, Welsh RM, Selin LK. Narrowed TCR repertoire and viral escape as a consequence of heterologous immunity. J Clin Invest. 2006 May; 116(5):1443-56.
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        40. Brehm M, Strauer BE. Stem cell therapy in postinfarction chronic coronary heart disease. Nat Clin Pract Cardiovasc Med. 2006 Mar; 3 Suppl 1:S101-4.
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        41. Thornley TB, Brehm MA, Markees TG, Shultz LD, Mordes JP, Welsh RM, Rossini AA, Greiner DL. TLR agonists abrogate costimulation blockade-induced prolongation of skin allografts. J Immunol. 2006 Feb 1; 176(3):1561-70.
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        42. Atherly LO, Brehm MA, Welsh RM, Berg LJ. Tec kinases Itk and Rlk are required for CD8+ T cell responses to virus infection independent of their role in CD4+ T cell help. J Immunol. 2006 Feb 1; 176(3):1571-81.
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        43. Brehm MA, Daniels KA, Welsh RM. Rapid production of TNF-alpha following TCR engagement of naive CD8 T cells. J Immunol. 2005 Oct 15; 175(8):5043-9.
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        44. Brehm MA, Daniels KA, Ortaldo JR, Welsh RM. Rapid conversion of effector mechanisms from NK to T cells during virus-induced lysis of allogeneic implants in vivo. J Immunol. 2005 Jun 1; 174(11):6663-71.
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        45. Wang XZ, Brehm MA, Welsh RM. Preapoptotic phenotype of viral epitope-specific CD8 T cells precludes memory development and is an intrinsic property of the epitope. J Immunol. 2004 Oct 15; 173(8):5138-47.
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        46. Selin LK, Cornberg M, Brehm MA, Kim SK, Calcagno C, Ghersi D, Puzone R, Celada F, Welsh RM. CD8 memory T cells: cross-reactivity and heterologous immunity. Semin Immunol. 2004 Oct; 16(5):335-47.
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        47. Brehm MA, Selin LK, Welsh RM. CD8 T cell responses to viral infections in sequence. Cell Microbiol. 2004 May; 6(5):411-21.
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        48. Wang XZ, Stepp SE, Brehm MA, Chen HD, Selin LK, Welsh RM. Virus-specific CD8 T cells in peripheral tissues are more resistant to apoptosis than those in lymphoid organs. Immunity. 2003 May; 18(5):631-42.
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        49. Brehm MA, Markees TG, Daniels KA, Greiner DL, Rossini AA, Welsh RM. Direct visualization of cross-reactive effector and memory allo-specific CD8 T cells generated in response to viral infections. J Immunol. 2003 Apr 15; 170(8):4077-86.
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        50. Kim SK, Brehm MA, Welsh RM, Selin LK. Dynamics of memory T cell proliferation under conditions of heterologous immunity and bystander stimulation. J Immunol. 2002 Jul 1; 169(1):90-8.
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        51. Brehm MA, Pinto AK, Daniels KA, Schneck JP, Welsh RM, Selin LK. T cell immunodominance and maintenance of memory regulated by unexpectedly cross-reactive pathogens. Nat Immunol. 2002 Jul; 3(7):627-34.
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        52. Selin LK, Brehm MA, Kim SK, Chen HD. Heterologous immunity and the CD8 T cell network. Springer Semin Immunopathol. 2002; 24(2):149-68.
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        53. Brehm M, Samaniego LA, Bonneau RH, DeLuca NA, Tevethia SS. Immunogenicity of herpes simplex virus type 1 mutants containing deletions in one or more alpha-genes: ICP4, ICP27, ICP22, and ICP0. Virology. 1999 Apr 10; 256(2):258-69.
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        54. Boesteanu A, Brehm M, Mylin LM, Christianson GJ, Tevethia SS, Roopenian DC, Joyce S. A molecular basis for how a single TCR interfaces multiple ligands. J Immunol. 1998 Nov 1; 161(9):4719-27.
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