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Michael Barry Brenner, MD
Senior Physician, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Theodore Bevier Bayles Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Department of Medicine
Rheumatology, Immunology
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115


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Research Narrative:

Investigative Interests: Synovium, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Cadherins, Dendritic Cells, Antigen Presentation


Publications (Pulled from Harvard Catalyst Profiles):

1. Veerapen N, Leadbetter EA, Brenner MB, Cox LR, Besra GS. Synthesis of a novel alpha-galactosyl ceramide haptenated-lipid antigen, a useful tool in demonstrating the involvement of iNKT cells in the production of antilipid antibodies. Bioconjug Chem. 2010 Apr 21; 21(4):741-7.

2. Porcelli S, Brenner MB, Greenstein JL, Terhorst C, Balk SP, Bleicher PA. Recognition of Cluster of Differentiation 1 Antigens by Human CD4-CD8- CytolyticT Lymphocyte. Nature. 1989. 341: 447-450. 1989. J Immunol. 2010 Apr 01; 184(7):3306-9.

3. Kiener HP, Watts GF, Cui Y, Wright J, Thornhill TS, Sköld M, Behar SM, Niederreiter B, Lu J, Cernadas M, Coyle AJ, Sims GP, Smolen J, Warman ML, Brenner MB, Lee DM. Synovial fibroblasts self-direct multicellular lining architecture and synthetic function in three-dimensional organ culture. Arthritis Rheum. 2010 Mar; 62(3):742-52.

4. Odyniec AN, Barral DC, Garg S, Tatituri RV, Besra GS, Brenner MB. Regulation of CD1 antigen-presenting complex stability. J Biol Chem. 2010 Apr 16; 285(16):11937-47.

5. Muindi K, Cernadas M, Watts GF, Royle L, Neville DC, Dwek RA, Besra GS, Rudd PM, Butters TD, Brenner MB. Activation state and intracellular trafficking contribute to the repertoire of endogenous glycosphingolipids presented by CD1d [corrected]. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 Feb 16; 107(7):3052-7.

6. Chang SK, Gu Z, Brenner MB. Fibroblast-like synoviocytes in inflammatory arthritis pathology: the emerging role of cadherin-11. Immunol Rev. 2010 Jan; 233(1):256-66.

7. Cernadas M, Cavallari M, Watts G, Mori L, De Libero G, Brenner MB. Early recycling compartment trafficking of CD1a is essential for its intersection and presentation of lipid antigens. J Immunol. 2010 Feb 01; 184(3):1235-41.

8. Brigl M, Brenner MB. How invariant natural killer T cells respond to infection by recognizing microbial or endogenous lipid antigens. Semin Immunol. 2010 Apr; 22(2):79-86.

9. Chiba A, Cohen N, Brigl M, Brennan PJ, Besra GS, Brenner MB. Rapid and reliable generation of invariant natural killer T-cell lines in vitro. Immunology. 2009 Nov; 128(3):324-33.

10. Felio K, Nguyen H, Dascher CC, Choi HJ, Li S, Zimmer MI, Colmone A, Moody DB, Brenner MB, Wang CR. CD1-restricted adaptive immune responses to Mycobacteria in human group 1 CD1 transgenic mice. J Exp Med. 2009 Oct 26; 206(11):2497-509.