Selected Publications

 

  • Xu, Z., Butfiloski, E.J., Sobel, E.S., and Morel, L.  Mechanisms of peritoneal B-1a cells accumulation induced by murine lupus susceptibility locus Sle2. J. Immunol. 173:6050-6058, 2004.
  • Xu, Z., Duan, B., Croker, B.P., Wakeland, E.K., and Morel, L. Genetic dissection of the murine lupus susceptibility locus Sle2: contributions to increased peritoneal B-1a cells and lupus nephritis map to different loci. J. Immunol. 175: 936-943, 2005.
  • Xu, Z., Duan, B., Croker, B.P., and Morel, L. STAT4 deficiency protects mice from lupus nephritis. Clin. Immunol., 120:189-198, 2006.
  • Blenman, K.R.M., Duan, B., Xu, Z., Wan, S., Atkinson, M.A., Flotte, T.R., Croker, B.P., Morel, L. IL-10 regulation of lupus in the NZM2410 murine model. Lab. Invest., 86: 1136-1148, 2006.
  • Duan, B., Niu, H. Xu, Z., Sharpe, A.H., Croker, B.P., Sobel, E.S., and Morel L. Intrafollicular location of marginal zone/CD1dhi B cells is associated with autoimmune pathology in a mouse model of lupus. Lab. Invest., 88: 1008-1020, 2008.
  • Xu Z, Vallurupalli A, Fuhrman C, Ostrov D, Morel L. New Zealand Black-derived locus suppresses chronic graft-versus-host disease and autoantibody production through nonlymphoid bone marrow-derived cells. J Immunol. 186(7):4130-9. 2011
  • Xu Z, Cuda CM, Croker BP, Morel L. The NZM2410-derived lupus susceptibility locus Sle2c1 increases Th17 polarization and induces nephritis in fas-deficient mice. Arthritis Rheum. 63(3):764-74. 2011.
  • Xu Z, Potula HH, Vallurupalli A, Perry D, Baker H, Croker BP, Dozmorov I, Morel L. Cyclin-Dependent Kinase Inhibitor Cdkn2c Regulates B Cell Homeostasis and Function in the NZM2410-Derived Murine Lupus Susceptibility Locus Sle2c1. J Immunol. 186(12):6673-82, 2011.
  • Cuda CM, Li S, Liang S, Yin Y, Potula HH, Xu Z et al. Pre-B cell leukemia homeobox 1 is associated with lupus susceptibility in mice and humans. J Immunol. 2012; 188(2): 604-14.
  • Potula HH, Xu Z, Zeumer L, Croker BP, Morel L.  Cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor Cdkn2c deficiency promotes B1a cell expansion and autoimmunity in a mouse model of lupus. J. Immunol. J Immunol. 2012; 189(6):2931-40. (Co-first authors).